SparkPeople Cary Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Cary area. Welcome! SparkPeople Cary Sparkers Team Messageboard Hi, I'm back Hi, I'm Diane. I was part of this group in 2009 when I lost quite a bit of weight. Unfortunately I gained it all back, plus some ... so I'm back at this again. I was wondering if this group has had any meetups? We had one back in 2009 at Bond Park and it was great to meet everyone, share a healthy lunch, and take a short walk together. Let me know if anyone is interested in doing that. Sat, 3 May 2014 20:02:07 EST walking/workout partner in Apex/Cary NC area Hi everyone. I would love to find someone in the area to walk or workout with and give mutual encouragement and support. Ideally someone who is just starting out - like me. Anyone interested? I belong to the YMCA on Holly Springs Rd. but of course find all the excuses not to go lol - and live not far from it. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:25:24 EST How many SparkPoints from the daily spin? How many SparkPoints did you win today from the daily spin of the wheel? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:19:49 EST Share Your 2014 Goals Here! Hi Cary Sparkers! Share your goals for the year ahead right here! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 00:39:05 EST Low-Calorie Snacks That Satisfy Team, <BR> <BR> This is a great reference for low-calorie snacks that we can quickly grab instead of the leftover Halloween candy that may be still in the house. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1938 </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone out there have any favorites that we can enjoy??? Fri, 1 Nov 2013 15:41:35 EST Biggest Loser Season 15 Chat Anyone watching Biggest Loser this season? What do you think? Who's your favorite team? Sat, 26 Oct 2013 23:20:01 EST How's Your Summer Going? Hi Cary Sparkers! How's everyone doing? Check in here and let us know! <BR> <BR> Lesley Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:32:42 EST Join Us for "Mission Slimpossible 3" on DietBet I've created my third DietBet, called Mission Slimpossible 3, and it starts on Monday! Anyone can join in the game for $10 in the pot. Everyone who loses 4% of starting weight in 4 weeks splits the total pot (minus a small fee for DietBet admin. coasts) at the end. It's been very motivating, helping me get through the winter months, losing instead of gaining weight! We'd love more company for the next one. The more, the merrier! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </li... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 08:14:01 EST Hello fellow Sparkers! Hi, I am a Mother of three grown children, married for 39 years and a very proud grandmother of four. Been slowly gaining each year since my 40's and finally decided "this is it". Started with SparkPeople a few weeks ago and I am excited to say I am losing weight, eating healthier and moving toward my goals! Thank you Sparkers! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:12:14 EST Motivation Tips and Tricks How do you stay motivated? When you're tempted to fall off the wagon, or stay on the couch, how do you stay focused? Share your tips and tricks with other Cary Sparkers here! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:18:31 EST 2013 Goals: Share them here! Hi Cary Sparkers! Have you made any 2013 goals yet? If so, share them here! They can be goals for the year, the month, or even the week ahead! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:04:31 EST 2012 in Review Hi Cary Sparkers! I hope you're enjoying this holiday season! <BR> <BR> As we head toward the New Year, I've been thinking about the past year, and looking ahead to what I want to do (differently) in 2013. Have you been thinking the same thing? If so, and you'd like to share, here's the place! <BR> <BR> I've gained weight instead of losing weight this year, so dropping weight in 2013 is a big goal for me! I'm also looking forward to regular exercise again, once I finish physical therapy. Sun, 23 Dec 2012 07:35:10 EST Greetings! Hello everyone! My name is Nina and I'm coming to you from North Carolina. I'm 27 years old and am currently trying to lose 79 pounds to reach my goal weight of 145. When I started out this summer I was 267 pounds and through much support and motivation I've successfully lost 43 pounds! It has made a great impact on my family as well my husband has dropped 7 pants sizes and my son now seeks healthier foods and activities. Today my coworker have started a biggest loser competition to keep up a... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:03:35 EST Hello! I am new to sparks, but old to Cary. :) I've lived here for about 20 years. I've always been overweight, but about 4 years ago I took a job were I was on the go and eating out often...leading to my gaining over 30 lbs. I've already lost 22 lbs from my heaviest, but I would like to get healthy by losing 33 more lbs. I'd appreciate support from the team and the chance to give support back! I joined yesterday and already experienced the support of sparks...I ordered a brownie as a splurge at Sta... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 15:53:13 EST Wacky Wednesday? Hi Cary Sparkers <BR> <BR> will your Wednesday be wacky, wild, weird? I'm hoping mine will be normal but you never know. <BR> <BR> I have breakfast and lunch planned and a trip to the grocery store after work will take care of dinner. How about everyone else? <BR> <BR> T Wed, 13 Jun 2012 06:41:27 EST Back on Track I am getting myself refocused as of today -- took a little break and don't like where my eating plan ended up (in the snack and pretend I didn't aisle) <BR> <BR> Started with a healthy breakfast and will get lunch planned next. <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 08:06:51 EST Greetings! Hello everyone! My name is Nina and I'm coming to you from North Carolina. This is my third attempt with Sparkpeople I've had great success before with this site, but life got crazy and I wasn't able to stick with it. Now I'm starting to focus on my health and my husband is my new workout partner. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 20:44:06 EST Hi! I'll be moving to Cary in a few weeks, so I thought I'd go ahead and join! I've been on Spark for nearly six months and it's been a great tool for getting back to better health. I'm originally from New Jersey, but I moved to the Charlotte area when I was little when my dad's job took us there and haven't had too much of a reason to leave NC since! <BR> <BR> I'm waiting to hear from NC State about my application to their Applied Nutrition bachelor's program, so anyone with advice on that ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:52:54 EST feeling great weighed in this morning and it is the start of week three and I lost another 3 pounds and 1/2" off waist!!! I just bought a treadmill tonight and can't wait to get it set up tomorrow night and start walking the pounds off even more!!! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:28:32 EST NEW TO CARY SPARKERS Hello Cary Sparkers I'm new to this group and I thought I'd just introduce myself.My name is Pete and I signed up with SPARK PEOPLE on January 9th and already I've lost 4 pounds and 1" off my waist. I'm looking forward to my journey to losing my 23 pound goal.I love the idea that I have all this support from my fellow CARY SPARKERS group and I just know I will succeed. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:12:34 EST Feeling Optimistic! Hello everyone :) My resolution this year was to take care of myself. I've been negligent. I definately need to lose some weight. I'm not a gym person at all. I got a bike for christmas and I like walking. I also enjoy pilates, I have the winsor pilates dvds which I enjoy, but haven't been doing lately. I'd rather be outside! Guess I will go poke around the site and check things out! Take care! Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:06:04 EST New Member Good morning Cary Sparkers, I'm Cathy, live near Hwy 1 and Kildare Farms, single 67 year old woman who weighed 184 (all time lifetime high) 12 months ago. Somehow I got 10 pounds off last spring, and have kept it off. Now I'm serious about getting to a really healthy weight, and have lost down to 158. I bought several sweaters and pants over the past 3 weeks iin a size Large (have been XL or 2XL for years), and am getting a lot of spontaneous feedback from friends and relatives on how much b... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:45:12 EST My goal for today Is to eat fresh fruit or yogurt in moderation when I get a crazy sweet craving. And to make this a daily goal until processed, high refined sugar sweets are out of my house and out of my life. <BR> <BR> This is my Number ONE stumbling block at this time. Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:31:58 EST Hoping for no more yo-yo ...ever Hi I am new to spark and hoping that this is my last "first day" of a diet forever. I am so tired of yo yo diet. If I had a dollar for all the pounds that I have lost ( and unfortunately found again :-( would I be a millionaire? Probably not but still disgusted with myself. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 00:03:54 EST Fitness Connection in Cary! Greetings! <BR> Our family just joined Fitness Connection on Kildaire by Trader Joe's. <BR> (After Lifetime bought out Lifestyle, where we were going for about a year.) <BR> <BR> It's been awesome going to their classes...Zumba, Sh'Bam and Bodyflow are my favorites! <BR> <BR> Let me know if you go to those classes and it would be fun to say hello there in person. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting healthier by using the resources there as well as the excellent resources here at Spark... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:23:17 EST 15 days left in 2011 - How are your goals? As we take a look at the month of December, many of us see the holidays rapidly approaching and some will look at their goals and see where they have succeeded and where they have fallen short. <BR> <BR> For those of you that have succeeded, congratulations! Don't let the last 15 days slow you down from having a strong finish to 2011. <BR> <BR> For those of you that have noticed some down falls, I would hope that you would like to finish 2011 strong and refocus some of your energies on doi... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:52:49 EST New Member! Hello! I'm new here on Sparkpeople & boy is there a lot of information available! I am very excited to get started on my weight loss journey & I hope to be very successful w/the help & support of my family & the people here on Sparkpeople. I am 38 & a wife & mother of 4 children (10, 11, 14 & 16). I work full-time & have a part-time job as well & always have an excuse of why I can't exercise or eat right........but no more excuses!! I am ready to make a change & with the help & support f... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 22:58:09 EST I''m new Hey, I joined SparkPeople today and boy, am I overwhelmed! I can't believe all of this is free and such a great resource! I hope I stay focused and determined to follow the regimen that they recommend. <BR> <BR> Something about myself... I am 20year old female and go to Campbell University. I major in Clinical Research and Biology. I have been obese my entire life, weight has been a constant struggle for me my entire life. I am now determined to change my lifestyle to a much healthier one! ... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 13:08:54 EST Hi from Apex! Hi I'm Michelle and I'm reinvesting in myself! :) I'm hoping that I can keep myself accountable by using sparkpeople to keep track of my exercise and eating habits. Neither are pretty. Keeping a food log is going to probably be the hardest on me. I love food and as a stay at home mom I'm around food all the time and tend to munch in my downtime (read: ALL the time). I'm hoping change and to use my downtime to burn calories instead of consuming them ;) Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:38:02 EST Let's Workout Together! I've been a member of SparkTeam before, but am starting over again. I am a busy wife, mom, graduate student and am looking for a female workout partner so we can motivate each other!! Coming off two knee surgeries last year and need to spend about an hour or so doing some cardio/weight training in the evenings at the Cary YMCA. I've got some lofty goals, but taking it one step at a time. Check out my page to see my weight loss goals...send me a message if you're interested in meeting up at t... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 10:25:51 EST Loving the "Spark" Hi! My name is Kara and I would like to get to know some of you here in the Cary area. Do we ever meet as a team to do any activities like walking or having lunch together? That sounds like it would be so much fun! <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 15:19:48 EST Im New Hello! I am new to spark. I live in Cary! I am trying to lose 7 more lbs. I started out at 141, and am down to 128lbs. Just struggling with the last poundage! :) would love to hear from people who have similar fitness goals! :) Sat, 12 Mar 2011 08:02:55 EST Looking for a Motivational Buddy I live in Cary and work all over the state. I am looking for a buddy to help me stay on track, workout with and to keep me motivated. <em>303</em> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 01:20:26 EST Where should we go as a team? I really want to see this team thrive, but I can't help but notice that no one seems interested. What needs to be done to make this team great? What would you like to see happen to give us a boost to that greatness? How can I help us accomplish our goals here? Any input no matter how small or big is very welcome, so don't be shy. <BR> <BR> I want to be right on target with this team, but I need help and input to make it great! <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 08:55:07 EST Hi Everyone! New to this team, not to cary Glad to be here.. I used to live in Cary, but now live in Raleigh. I hope everyone is keeping mind on thier nutrition and exercise programs as we are dealing with the icy cold weather outside. :o))) Check in with you all later. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:15:17 EST What have you done for yourself today? Today I am going to try a Zumba class at the Y. I'm excited and hopefully will last the entire class! Wish me luck. Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:31:45 EST What are your goals for 2011? I have a few goals for this year-not all weight loss related. <BR> <BR> 1. continue to consistently drink my water every day <BR> 2. Make sure I eat all my protein daily and take my supplements <BR> 3. Exercise for 10 minutes/day daily and 30-60 minutes/day three days/week <BR> 4. Start jogging <BR> 5. Continue to pay off debt accumulated from two moves in one year <BR> 6. Try not to micromanage everything when it comes to my children <BR> 7. Learn to meditate <BR> 8. Love my husband and chi... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:17:37 EST Emoticon your day <em>224</em> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:05:56 EST I'm new to the team and to Cary! Hi, I'm Sarah and I am glad to be here in Cary! We moved here in May 2010 and have just loved being here. To tell you a little about myself, I am married with two very active boys, 9 and 11. I have been a member of SparkPeople for a couple of years, but have really gotten serious about my eating and exercise this month. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2005 and lost 102 pounds. This past year has been very stressful including two moves and I have been eating to soothe myself. As a result I hav... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 17:59:20 EST Missdrake New to Spark Hello everyone. I am looking foward to doing great things with the help of Sparkpeople and our gigantic team! Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:21:24 EST Hi all I'm new to SparkPeople, and I've been on a diet with good success for almost three weeks now. The first part of that diet will be done next Saturday, so I needed new ideas and exercise tips to continue past that time. My mom recommended this site, and I'm impressed with everything I've seen here so far. I have a long way to go before I reach my goal weight, but this seems like a great method. I look forward to hearing about your successes and maybe sharing some of my own. Thanks! :) Thu, 5 Aug 2010 17:08:31 EST Looking for a fitness friend Hi, I am new to sparkpeople and am looking for a friend that would want to do a variety of exercises. Basically, I have discovered that I am a social exerciser and that it is way more fun and motivating to workout with a friend. I enjoy taking power walks with a few timed jogs thrown in. I love anything core related. I enjoy aerobics, pilates and yoga too. I am a Lifetime Fitness member. Are you? That would be great. We could take classes together. <BR> Lastly, I am looking to exercis... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:00:10 EST Hey Everyone! Hello! I just joined SparkPeople last night! Im excited about losing weight & getting fit! I have lived in Cary for almost a year. It is a beautiful area. I got married to my wonderful husband in March. I have no kids and I work in customer service. :) I have decided that it is time for me to 'renew myself'. I need to drop this weight, start eating healthier, and have a healthier lifestyle. :) I'm not following a specific diet plan...I'm just cutting back on portions & eating healthier foods.... Wed, 19 May 2010 10:10:50 EST Hi everyone! New to the site and the group. Just dropping in to introduce myself! I'm young and I'm sick of feeling old due to health problems caused by my weight. Going back to school on Monday, but I'm not going to let that hinder my plans to get healthy! Fri, 14 May 2010 19:38:55 EST need help to get started I have never blogged before but just created my page on SP. Looking around at all that is available on this site. Live in Cary. Have been a runner on & off since highschool. I am 36 years old & am sick & tired of living the way I do. Feel very motivated one day & lose it the next. Ran 2 miles yesterday at Lake Pine. Looking for people to run with & share successes, frustrations, help with site, etc. Thu, 13 May 2010 09:12:17 EST Cary Road Race Anyone doing the Cary Road Race tomorrow? Fri, 9 Apr 2010 06:50:23 EST New and Nervous Hi-- I'm starting this, with no idea, really, of what I'm doing. But maybe if I make the leap, things will fall in place. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 23:21:13 EST Hello! I'm New the The Cary Sparkers Hi! I'm new to the team and fairly new to SparkPeople. I joined late last year. I ran my first race in NC and it just so happened to be in Cary, The Wake/Med 10K. I met some Cary Sparkers there and one from Durham. I had a wonderful time and look forward in meeting more runners. I will be running 5K in down town Raleigh Saturday. Hope to see some Sparkers there! <em>244</em> Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:46:17 EST Hello Hi I just found Spark and am getting started. Wanted to say hello to everyone! Wed, 3 Mar 2010 16:13:30 EST Working Out at the Cary YMCA What do you guys think about working out at the YMCA three times a week in small groups? <BR> We could pick days and times and break into smaller groups in order to do this. What do you think? Thu, 4 Feb 2010 21:55:16 EST Members - How's it going today? New Members - Welcome! We are looking forward to helping you with any questions about or your Weight Loss Journey.. <BR> <BR> All Members - Welcome Again! As you know, I'm the new admin of this group. So, I'm a little over enthusiastic about getting things cookin! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Introduce yourself, tell us why you're here and how you're feeling today. We are in this together! <BR> <BR> Oh and do post your suggestions about group challenges and any other ideas that... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 16:57:16 EST POST TEAM CHALLENGES Hey Guys, <BR> <BR> Post the team challenges you would like (right now for February 2010 here.. <BR> And let me know how you're doing... <BR> <BR> Looking forward to all of your comments! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:00:28 EST Hi I'm new to Cary Hi Guys, <BR> I'm new to Cary and was disappointed by the lack of accessibility to grocery stores etc if I decide to walk. It seems like not every place has a walkway and hardly enough bike trails. <BR> And the C-Tran is not that frequent =( <BR> I haven't even seen anyone jogging outside in my neighborhood. <BR> Any ideas guys? <BR> I really like walking! Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:22:17 EST hello hi, just joined and excited to see others from Cary involved. Hope it will keep me motivated. everytime I have an operation I gain more wt!! Backto walking and pool now. Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:13:18 EST HELLO Last week I started the Healthy Way Program at Rex Wellness and that's where I learned about this site. I have 50 lbs to lose and lots to learn about nutrition and health choices. I'm looking forward to meeting other on this board. Evelyn Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:51:50 EST New Year's 2 days early...... I know I disappeared for 6 months, but I tell you that NC humidity in July, Aug, Sept is enough to make me crawl into a shell and hide! <BR> <BR> I'm ready for 2010 though. I've started walking again and got a Wii fit for Christmas. Hoping it challenges me as much as my normal exercise videos. <BR> <BR> Anyone up for renewing their lifestyle changes with me? <BR> <BR> Terry <em>9</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 09:11:39 EST Looking Forward to Getting Motivated w/Everyone!! Hello!!! I'm new to the team! I have baby weight to get rid of but I guess I'll call it 6year old weight since that's how old my youngest is now & have been trying to get ready for a high school reunion coming up.... I've been back and forth with my weight for a year since I've been trying... I'm truly ready to recommit and get healthy again!!! Love that there is a local team here in Cary and looking forward to getting motivated with everyone!!! :-) :) Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:53:14 EST Just had a baby My name is Nakhesia. I just joined the group. I just had a baby seven weeks ago and i am determined to get fit again and lose my baby weight before my 30th birthday. I also want to get my hubby eating healthier too. I would love to meet new people in the process and do this with other people. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 14:31:42 EST Let's get motivated! Ok team, it seems to be that time of year where fitness and healthy living seems to take a back seat to all lifes other events. <BR> <BR> I know everyone is busy, me included, and I've become really slack with even logging in to spark people everyday. Let's try and get back on track a little bit. <BR> <BR> What's everyone been up to, how are you staying on track, or what seems to be in your way of staying on track? Sometimes just talking about will help bring you back to your path! Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:00:59 EST Thanks for having me! Hi there! My name is Kendra and I live just outside of Cary (NC State area), and work in Cary. I end up in Cary quite a bit. I'd love to meet some new people and maybe strike up a friendship or two while on the road to healthier living. <BR> <BR> Have a fabulous day! Tue, 7 Jul 2009 08:20:55 EST Alrighty then! Its awesome to see that there is a Cary Sparkers ... who know who i might run into! :) Here's to hoping we can all reach our goals, and then some! :) <em>249</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 22:05:17 EST Free Pilates, Yoga, Qigong classes Thought you guys might be interested: Harmony Pilates Studio in Apex is offering one free class to anyone new to the studio. The schedule is online at Go to the "click here to visit our online booking system" Then "ongoing classes" in the tabs. Harmony is located at 219 N. Salem St. Ste 103 in Apex. 919-389-2747 <BR> Also, they will also be offering flamenco and belly dance classes starting later in June. Thu, 4 Jun 2009 10:27:25 EST What's your short term goal for June? My goal is to keep a work out plan of 45 min 3 days a week. <BR> I want to lose 6 pounds this month. <BR> I want to do pilates at least twice a week, but pushing for three times. <BR> <BR> I will be out of town for two different races this month, similar to April, I gained 3 pounds there so we'll see how this goes. I will be more diligent in my food tracking and healthy eating! Mon, 1 Jun 2009 17:14:46 EST How to find someone on SP??? Does anyone know how to find someone by their user name? I've looked for my sister and can't find her! I've given others my user name and they can't find me. HELP~ <BR> <BR> Terry Wed, 27 May 2009 17:15:52 EST SparkRaleigh Meet Up June 13?? There's a meet up scheduled for June 13 at a lake - not sure which yet. Any other Cary Sparkers interested in attending? I think I may make the effort - although my weekends can be busy with family stuff. <BR> <BR> Terry Wed, 27 May 2009 07:57:54 EST Interesting Thread on Spark I'm catching up on reading SparkMail and found a message entitled "10 Things I have Learned On My One-Year Anniversary." Sounds like things we have discussed over here occasionally or stuff that I've read in various folks blogs. Here's the text of the posting and I've included a link to the thread if you want to go over there quickly and read some of the responses. This is from a Sparker called ZEN_WOMAN. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Losing weight is hard! <BR> 2. Being fat is harder! <BR> 3. I rather... Mon, 25 May 2009 18:21:22 EST New to the Cary Team Hello, I am viv, new to the cary team. I need to get fit, throw out the TV. I used to be a fanatic fitness freak, 6 years ago, I ran up the grand canyon trail, now I can barely climb 3 flights of stairs without getting winded. I took on too much with family, care giving, animal rescue, and work. I totally forgot about myself. I need strong motivation, anyone who walks around cary, please let me know as maybe this will help me get out and about ! <BR> Vivianne Wed, 20 May 2009 22:06:16 EST new site features Some of you may have noticed this already, but I just saw it today. I found in my sparkpoints page. There is a trivia section now. You get to answer question until you get 3 correct, then you'll earn 3 sparkpoints, and you can do this everyday. Just a quick way to test your knowledge and possible learn something new everyday. <BR> <BR> Also, there will be a small redesign of the site next week. Shouldn't be too drastic, they're hoping to remove some clutter from the pages. <BR> <BR> Th... Mon, 18 May 2009 21:56:14 EST Cancer Research Fundraiser - The Apex Ball Get your groove on - burn calories to good music and for a good cause! <BR> <BR> The Apex Ball is next Sunday, May 17th from 4:30 to 8:30 at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex. 100% of ticket sales ($50) go to the Dana Farber Institute of Cancer Research. The Apex Ball will feature a fun-filled Dinner Dance with the 19 Member Raleigh Jazz Orchestra and food from local restaurants such as Jimmy V’s Steakhouse and Apex’s Peak City Grill, a Silent and Live Auction as well as a raffle with... Sun, 10 May 2009 14:38:25 EST What's your weekend plan? Do y'all find that weekends are much harder to get through then weekdays? For me, it's because I'm out of my routine. <BR> <BR> How do you stay focused on weekends? If you have a trick, post it here. Also if you need a strategy, ask for one here. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? Fri, 8 May 2009 19:39:47 EST Meetup for June We briefly talked about a meet up for June at our meeting in Bond Park. June 6 was suggested. I will be out of town that weekend, but I will be free the following weekend June 13. <BR> <BR> What does everyone else schedule look like? Sat, 2 May 2009 19:11:12 EST What's Your Short Term goal for May? In the spirit of the last two months, I'm starting this thread so folks can post what they are working on for the month of May. <BR> <BR> What are your goals for May? Post to let everyone know and then post updates or look for support or advice here. <BR> <BR> -Joan Fri, 1 May 2009 11:18:04 EST Lake Johnson In the heat of the day my family braves Lake Johnson for the first time yesterday. The kids rode their scooters and my husband and I walked. What a fantastic place to exercise! I wasn't expecting the hills but took on the challenge with enthusiasm. What a lake! We did the longer side - think it's 2.8 miles? <BR> <BR> I was thinking what a great trail that would be weekly. If anybody is interested or available in the daytime please let me know. As the weather gets warmer it's nice to... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 08:48:34 EST Walking partner? OK, I finally figured out how to add a new thread! YIPPEE, YEH!!!!! I feel such a sense of accomplishment with this new toy called SP! <BR> <BR> I will be walking Monday nights 6:30-7:15 at Bond Park (starting at Sr. Center) for anyone who would like to join me. Tonight was beautiful and my hubby & kids came to keep me company. <BR> <BR> Terry Mon, 20 Apr 2009 21:48:51 EST Bond Park Tonight I'm walking in Bond Park on Monday evenings - TONIGHT will be the first night. My daughter has a parks/rec class at the Sr. Center and I will walk for that 45 minutes (6:30-7:15). If you want to join me, PLEASE DO, I'd love to meet someone else encouraging. Please call my cell 720-0494 if you plan on meeting me. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Terry Mon, 20 Apr 2009 16:25:52 EST Ideas for a Meet-up Hi everyone. Heather (TRUESOUTHGIRL) is one of our leaders and I know she has been contemplating a meet up for May 9th. She's thinking of a trip to the Farmer's Market - not sure if she means the Cary version or the State Farmer's market off of Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh. <BR> <BR> What other ideas do folks have for a meet up? One that occurs to me would be to meet say at Bond Park at one of the picnic tables. It would give us a chance to talk and maybe we could bring a healthy recipe to s... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 19:33:48 EST Try something new? I challenge everyone to try something new, just 1 thing every week. It can be something major or something minor, just something you haven't tried before. ie; an exercise, a new fruit, veggie, or other food, a new hairstyle, a new brand of shoes, a new hot spot in town. <BR> <BR> So, I tried pole dancing this week, what did you try? Sat, 4 Apr 2009 15:50:04 EST Eat a healthy breakfast everyday So I have a lot of trouble making sure I eat breakfast, I'm not a morning person so I usually oversleep and need the time to get ready and walk the dog. I've gotten better about having things around that can be eaten on the go, but sometimes they're not that filling. <BR> <BR> I am challenging myself to eat a healthy, filling breakfast before I leave the house. Fri, 3 Apr 2009 22:52:51 EST where's our leader Has anyone seen or heard from trinareese lately? She doesn't seem to be active right now. Seems there are 923 members of this group, hopefully all in the Cary area, yet there are only 3-5 regular people participating. No team goals have been set either. <BR> <BR> I wonder if we can request to add a moderator for the group while trina is away? <BR> <BR> I wouldn't mind doing it, and I'd love to organize group activities during the spring and summer. Is anyone else out there that would be... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 20:37:33 EST What's your short term goal for April? Last month, three of us set our own goals and checked in daily for accountability, encouragement, and support. We each picked areas where we need to improve and by the end of the month, we had all improved and some of our goals are now habits we can carry forward. <BR> <BR> In April I am going to continue working on my sleep habits--specifically sleeping with the TV on, keeping my sodium below the RDA 2300 mg, and after my dr appt on the 6th, I am adding a multi-vitamin. <BR> <BR> So, tell ... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 17:32:09 EST Get Involved! I was just noticing how many Cary Sparkers do not have a SparkPage or a SparkMail address. I just want to encourage you to participate--the amount of support on SP is incredible. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all success with your weight loss and fitness programs and hope to see you "on the boards." Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:13:17 EST What's your short term goal for March? For me, long-term goals, like losing a lot of weight, are so far away, they seem impossible. So I set little goals that I can reasonably expect to meet. Mine are: <BR> 1. Keep accurate food log on Spark for entire month <BR> 2. Eat at least 5 veggie/fruits daily <BR> 3. Sleep with TV off for entire month and chart sleep pattern. <BR> <BR> What are your goals? Perhaps they will inspire others. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 09:15:06 EST Lake Pine Trail walking group Saturday 9am I am interested in meeting others in the area for a Sat am walk. I will have either a stroller or a baby in a carrier, so no running for me-- but that doesn't mean I care if you run. Anyone else interested? Sun, 1 Feb 2009 12:50:17 EST 4 weeks until the end of maternity leave Hey there, <BR> I just had a baby 8 weeks ago, and I would like to get back in shape-- healthily, because I breastfeed, and my son deserves a healthy Momma! Any Mommas out there interested in mutual support? Sun, 1 Feb 2009 12:42:07 EST Hello Is anyone out there? I am new to this and wanted to see if this team is still active. I live in the area. Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:42:31 EST Hi I'm new here I just moved to Cary in June, I lived in Dunn NC before so its a big change for me. I don't know anyone here in Cary except my husband and 2 kids so I thought I would join this site and meet some new people. I have lost about 7 pounds by changing my eating habits but I would like to lose 25 more. I have not been exercising yet, I went walking a few times but its hard to get motivated lol. Any advice on things to do outdoors in Cary would be great! Thanks I hope talking to other people on h... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 16:26:26 EST HI! Hi everyone! I joined the team yesterday and am looking forward to loosing some weight. Mon, 29 Sep 2008 19:55:47 EST General Chat Good morning everyone. Hope you are having a good day. Today my son and I walked 2 miles. Doesn't sound like much, but we have been working up to this for a few weeks. <BR> <BR> Have a great day... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:42:26 EST New to Group in Cary Hi, <BR> <BR> Just found this group. Glad to see so many members, but where is everyone? Let's get the group up and going again.... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:09:44 EST Workout/ Exercise Opportunities Post messages about or links to any local activities. Make sure to include the dates and cost if applicable. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:00:52 EST Calling All Runners and Walkers! This is where we post information about runs/walks that are scheduled in the area. <em>186</em> Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:57:46 EST Newbee: Trina from Cary Park Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined this week and I am off to a great start or at least I think so. I exercise at the Cary Y off of Cary Pkwy and like to run and take aerobics classes. I am also trying my hand at tennis. Send me a message if you like. Here or on Yahoo. I use the same username. Sat, 6 Sep 2008 18:49:03 EST hi everyone My name is Jennifer. I am new to SparksPeople. I joined to lose wait and get in control of my diabetes. I live in Cary with my 9 year old daughter. I look forward to giving and getting whatever help I can. Sun, 17 Aug 2008 19:56:27 EST New Person! Hey Everyone - my name is Sara and I live in Morrisville. I hope to be able to help you when you need it and that maybe I can get some advice when I need it. :) Sat, 2 Aug 2008 11:15:21 EST Hey I am new to Spark and Cary! Mornin all! <BR> <BR> What's the story with this team? Anything good? Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:41:02 EST What happened to this team? It seems like this team has lost it's spark. Let's get it back! First off - how do we get a group icon? <BR> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> Time's a'wastin - Let's get sparkin"! Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:23:29 EST New to SparkTeam I am new to this site. Have done Weight Watchers and others in past. Must say this site is very useful and helpful. <BR> <BR> Interesting that there is a Team for Cary residents. Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:31:27 EST Places to rollerblade in Cary? Hi all! I just moved here from Florida and I am looking for some places in the Cary area to rollerblade. I have seen the Skate Park, but that seems to be for kids. I am looking for a relatively FLAT area that I can take the dogs and rollerblade for a few miles with out hitting too much traffic or hills. <BR> Thanks in advance for any advice. Mon, 17 Mar 2008 22:32:08 EST Join The Challenge Do you wear a pedometer and count daily steps? If so, post your daily steps here. <BR> <BR> Target: 10,000 steps each day Sun, 10 Feb 2008 11:50:39 EST What do you huddle? I try to huddle every day. However, the selections are becoming somewhat redundant. Any suggestions for different huddles? <BR> <BR> "Let's Get Cary-ed Away" <BR> Sat, 9 Feb 2008 13:21:42 EST Sparklers Wanted As a new member of Spark, I have to say this has been one of the best motivators I have seen and no cost other than my time. How cool is that?! <BR> <BR> What can we do to increase our SparkTeam. Please share some thoughts... AND LETS GET THIS PARTY "ROCKIN' AND A ROLLIN"! <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> Thu, 7 Feb 2008 21:19:53 EST Walking Bond Park Hey everyone, I was just wondering if there is still interest in meeting at Bond park on Sat. mornings to walk. It sounds like fun to me. Shall we pick a time and date to start? Just let me know, Cathy Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:22:46 EST New Are you all meeting this Saturday at Bond Park? Time/Where at Bond? I'd love to join. I'm new to this it so far! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 07:26:45 EST Cruisin' in May My friend and I are cruisin' in the western Caribbean in May and were out shopping. Had no plans to try on a swimsuit, but did on a whim. What an eye opener. I have three months to get back in shape. Not necessarily looking for a large weight loss, but would be nice to tighten up those areas that gravity and lack of exercise have created. <BR> <em>224</em> Sun, 27 Jan 2008 18:06:11 EST Newbie Hope to get support and accountability to reach my goal. Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:51:14 EST New User Guess I should introduce myself. I just found out about this site today. I'm 45, married 25 years and have 2 daughters, age 22 & 12. My main goals are staying healthy as diabetes and heart disease runs rampant in my family. At 136lbs., I'm not terribly concerned about weight, but would like to drop 8-10lbs by the end of April. This could be a real challenge for me because my weight has not changed more than over 5 years. Hope this works! Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:30:23 EST Hi! I just joined yesterday and sent the info to my sister today, because I'm so excited! What a great tool for weight loss. Tue, 22 Jan 2008 08:41:47 EST wanna meet for walks on Saturdays? If there is enough interest, we could meet once a week at Bond Park for a walk. anyone game? Fri, 4 Jan 2008 14:43:26 EST ThinkRight Now I wonder if any of you are familiar with or are using any of the ThinkRight Now! (TM) programs? I'm not affiliated with them, but I do have a couple of the programs that I am willing to swap or loan. Wed, 2 Jan 2008 01:45:24 EST Hello Everyone, My name is Paula and I live in Cary, NC. I just heard about this site from a podcast. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to meeting other people who are working on getting fit. <BR> <BR> Have a really great day. <BR> <BR> Paula <BR> Fri, 31 Aug 2007 20:12:36 EST