SparkPeople Winston-Salem Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Winston-Salem area. Welcome! SparkPeople Winston-Salem Sparkers Team Messageboard Water Challenge I thought a great March Challenge would be to focus on our water intake. <BR> <BR> If you would like to join me then here is the link to my challenge. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sparkchallenge-accept.asp?cc=9AOQDMUHZ<BR>C5HKTT86FP0OABAM </link> Sat, 3 Mar 2018 07:42:37 EST 2018 NEW MEMBER CHECK IN New members check in here so we can give you a Welcome. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:56:04 EST Strength Challenge This challenge it to commit to two 15 minute strength challenges weekly. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:37:10 EST Tracking Food Tracking food is one of the most important parts of the SP journey. Track the calories you consume each day by posting percentages at the end of each day. Post percentage of Fat, Protein, Carbohydrates. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 07:27:17 EST Biggest Loser December Post your weight each Saturday . This can be for yourself to keep a history or compare your progress with others for your own knowledge. Do your best to make a good impression to inspire others. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 07:24:01 EST Declare A Goal Make your own monthly goal. Name it here for accountability. Add what you do each day in December. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 07:20:36 EST NOVEMBER NUTRITION CHALLENGE Choose a nutrition goal for each day. Stay within that goal for each day posting results here. My goal will be staying between 1200 -1500. Try to stay within 20% Protein, 30% fat and 50% carbs or as close to thee percentages as you can. Get your exercise along with good nutrition and you WILL lose pounds! Thu, 2 Nov 2017 07:08:13 EST NOVEMBER BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE Post beginning weight on November 4th. Post each Saturday morning in November. Post final weight on Thursday Nov. 30 <BR> <BR> Nov. 4= <BR> Nov. 11= <BR> Nov.18= <BR> Nov. 25= <BR> Nov.30= Thu, 2 Nov 2017 07:03:15 EST NOVEMBER EXERCISE Post exercise minutes each day. Strive for 15 to 30 or more. Thu, 2 Nov 2017 06:58:49 EST OCTOBER NUTRITION CHALLENGE Month end nutrition <BR> <BR> 10/29=1127 <BR> 10/30= <BR> 10/31= Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:00:45 EST OCTOBER NUTRITION CHALLENGE This challenge is to commit to a calorie range and stay in it each day for a weekly challenge. If you haven't been losing with the one suggested by SP then try something lower. <BR> <BR> I had to lower mine by 500 calories a day to start losing. This might be too many for you so choose according to what you think you can manage and be sure to check your percentage chart at end-of-day to be sure you are eating the right foods. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 06:33:21 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE FOR GOODIE For any who would like to take part, enter your starting weight. Weigh in each Saturday morning and post new weight. We will award a goodie for the monthly best loss. Mon, 2 Oct 2017 06:30:51 EST OCTOBER EXERCISE CHALLENGE FOR GOODIES Post any exercise you do each day. A goodie will be given to all who post 90 minutes each week. <BR> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 06:27:53 EST NUTRITION CHALLENGE This challenge is to commit to a calorie range and stay in it each day for a weekly challenge. If you haven't been losing with the one suggested by SP then try something lower. <BR> <BR> I had to lower mine by 500 calories a day to start losing. This might be too many for you so choose according to what you think you can manage and be sure to check your percentage chart at end-of-day to be sure you are eating the right foods. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:37:56 EST MINUTES CHALLENGE This is a challenge to set your personal goal for the minutes you will commit for exercise each day. <BR> <BR> My personal goal will be 30 minutes or more each day . Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:30:40 EST MY CHOICE GOAL This will be your personal choice for a small weekly goal. <BR> <BR> Some choices could be: walk 10 minutes each day, drink 64 oz. water each day this week, keep fat percentage 20% or below, keep protein at 20% each day for the week, walk 30 minutes each day. <BR> <BR> I will be choosing to do a small strength or stretching exercise daily. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:21:51 EST August Strength Challenge Post your strength workouts daily. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 07:17:06 EST August Cardio Challenge Post your exercise minutes daily for the month of August. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 07:16:01 EST Five Fruits or Vegetables Daily This challenge is to record your freggies for each day shooting for the five a day. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 07:14:34 EST JULY STRENGTH CHALLENGE Please do 2 days of strength training each week for the month of July. Post weekly. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 07:29:13 EST JULY CARDIO CHALLENGE The Challenge is to get 30 minutes of active exercise at least 3 days per week. Do it in 10 minutes 3 time daily, or, 2- 15 minute workouts. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 07:27:04 EST Water, Water, Water! This challenge will be getting 64 oz.of water per day. July 2017 Challenge Sun, 2 Jul 2017 07:22:57 EST Questions Or Advice for Team This is the place to ask questions for tips on anything, or, if you have found something that works for you and would like to share the tip. <BR> <BR> Example: I like to use for some great walking videos. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:28:49 EST Check In With Emoticon For Your Day Use a emoticon to express your hope or plan for the day. <BR> <BR> Example: <em>311</em> , <em>324</em> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:24:09 EST JUNE NUTRITION CHALLENGE This is a challenge to post your daily nutrition results trying to stay between 1200-1500 daily. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 07:51:29 EST JUNE CARDIO CHALLENGE This will be the place to record cardio minute for each day in June. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 07:47:04 EST June 30:10 Challenge 30 Days of 10 Minutes of Cardio or Strength Training. <BR> <BR> Make one post for the entire month of June, update daily, weekly, or however you wish. Include the time frame and type of each exercise. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> 6/1 = 20 minutes of cardio <BR> 6/2 = 10 minutes of strength training <BR> 6/3 = <BR> <BR> and so on until 6/30 <BR> Wed, 31 May 2017 09:15:19 EST MAY DAILY GOALS MET Enter a personal daily goal you met such as daily exercise goal, daily step goal, daily nutrition goal. I can be the same one each day or a different one for every day. Mon, 1 May 2017 06:36:34 EST MAY "CONTEST" To enter the contest post your weight and track weekly how you are doing. Do not be embarrassed to participate. We are all here to be healthier no matter what our weight. A skinny person may still have issues with cholesterol being too high. If you want to use that as your area to improvement post that instead of weight. Maybe it's your sugar you want to improve on. In the end we all want to be healthier and this should be our goal no matter what our weight happens to be. Let's do this... Mon, 1 May 2017 06:33:01 EST MAY NUTRITION CHALLENGE This challenge is to keep your calories between 1200 to 1500 each day. Track food and keep fat percentage 30% , carbs 50%, protein 20% or as close as you can. Check after each meal to help plan or adjust your daily menu. Recognition to all who complete the challenge. Mon, 1 May 2017 06:04:07 EST MAY CARDIO CHALLENGE This challenge is to average 100 minutes each week in cardio exercise. Post each day's exercise. Goodies will be sent to all who meet this goal. Mon, 1 May 2017 05:57:45 EST MAY STRENGTH CHALLENGE This challenge is to spend 15 or more minutes 2 times weekly this month in strength exercise or video workouts. Mon, 1 May 2017 05:53:34 EST April 2017 walking work out This challenge is to set a walking workout for miles or minutes for each day or for the week. Keep the record for a week at the time. Example: <BR> <BR> Goal is for daily walk 5,000 steps <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> 4/01= <BR> 4/02= <BR> 4/03= <BR> 4/04= <BR> 4/05= <BR> 4/06= <BR> 4/07= Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:07:48 EST April 10 minute challenge Decide how many 10 minute workouts you want to do each day or each week and post your challenge. Keep a record for a week at the time. <BR> <BR> Mine will look like this: Week 1= Goal to do 3, 10 min WO's, per day <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> 4/01=3=30 <BR> 4/02= <BR> 4/03= <BR> 4/04= <BR> 4/05= <BR> 4/06= <BR> 4/07= Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:00:35 EST April Challenge - Crunch Time For April I thought it would be nice to challenge ourselves to do some crunches. So, set a goal daily number of crunches and let's get to work. <BR> <BR> Examples: By the end of April I will be able to do 50 crunches a day. <BR> By the end of April I will be able to do 5 sets of 12. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:40:43 EST MARCH DAILY GOALS MET 3/01=11,117 steps-63 minutes <BR> 3/02=10,697 steps, 102 minutes <BR> 3/03=10,811 steps, 113 minutes <BR> 3/04=08,074steps, 99 minutes <BR> 3/05 <BR> 3/06=12,464 steps,56 minutes <BR> 3/07=12,383 steps,93 minutes <BR> 3/08=13,230 steps,110 minutes <BR> 3/09=12,160 steps, 63 minutes <BR> 3/10=12,381 steps, 129 minutes <BR> 3/11=10,816 steps, 71 minutes <BR> 3/12=11,938 steps, 108 minutes <BR> 3/13=12,466 steps, 110 minutes <BR> 3/14=10,789 steps, 68 minutes <BR> 3/15=13,183-Steps, 90 minutes <... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:04:53 EST MARCH TEAM CHALLENGE The challenge is to post your exercise for each day striving for at least 30 minutes active daily. Thu, 2 Mar 2017 06:58:46 EST TEAM CHATTER Got something on your mind? Suggestions for improvement on our page or plans for the team as a whole. Here's the place to tell us. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 21:25:51 EST CHANGED IT! Did you change a bad thought or deed today to a positive one. Let us know it! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 21:18:11 EST STATE YOUR GOAL FOR 2017 Make a goal for 2017. If you change it post again. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 21:13:00 EST THINGS I HAVE LEARNED THAT WORK Post anything you have discovered that make it easier to eat right, exercise and lose weight. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 21:07:30 EST 2017 NEW MEMBER CHECK IN - FIRST DAY New members check in here so we can give you a Welcome. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 21:04:16 EST FIVE FRUITS AND VEGGIES DAILY The challenge is to post your fruits and veggies each day making five with either fruit or vegetable. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 20:46:58 EST POST A BLOG EACH WEEK Blogs are good for reaching out to others, giving and receiving help through things that have helped or hurt your progress. Those who participate show more success with goals met. The challenge is to post one blog per week in February. More blogs are great if you wish to. Comments on blog are also helpful. Be a friend, make a friend! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 20:35:45 EST EMOTICON YOUR FITNESS DAILY Emotion your fitness each day and give minutes. EX: <em>311</em> / 30" Wed, 1 Feb 2017 20:29:14 EST February 2017 Team Challenge Here's a spot to track our progress on our February Team challenge. You can edit your posts to update your progress. <BR> <BR> Week 1 (2/1 - 2/7) <BR> Exercise 5-7 times per week <BR> 2/1 - I walked 32 minutes! <BR> 2/2 - Walked 17 minutes <BR> 2/3 - Walked 15 minutes <BR> 2/4 - Walked 63 minutes, strength training at the gym <BR> 2/5 - Walked 29 minutes <BR> 2/6 - Walked 17 minutes, strength training at the gym <BR> <BR> Try Something New thi... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 14:02:26 EST good morning! <em>536</em> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:35:47 EST January 2017 Walk Challenge The challenge is to walk each day. Post the minutes you walk. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 07:02:32 EST Striving For Five This challenge is to eat healthy by eating a combination of 5 fruits or vegetables per day. Post daily . Mon, 2 Jan 2017 08:07:29 EST 2017 Yearly Challenge By Daily & Monthly Posts This is a challenge to commit to losing 5% or 10% of your body weight in the year 2017. The day you begin post your weight and the percentage you are shooting for. Post your weight at intervals or by the week or month as you prefer. Change your "ticker" to show loss or gain. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 08:03:54 EST DAILY IN DECEMBER Post daily exercise whether it is strength or cardio. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:05:18 EST DECEMBER STEPS CHALLENGE Challenge yourself with a goal each week and see how often you can meet the challenge. <BR> <BR> Ex. Challenge goal is 50,000 steps this week. You would need to average 7,000 steps each day for that week. Record daily for that week , then start a new one each Sunday. <BR> <BR> 12/04= <BR> 12/05 <BR> 12/06 <BR> 12/07 <BR> 12/08 <BR> 12/09 <BR> 12/10 Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:01:17 EST Walk in December This challenge is to walk 10, 15, 20, or 30 minutes each day. Record on a weekly basis. <BR> Example <BR> Sun -12/4=10" <BR> Mon -12/5=15 <BR> Tues-12/6=20" <BR> Wed-12/07=10 <BR> Thur-12/08=30 <BR> Fri-12/09=20 <BR> Sat-12/10=40 <BR> <em>248</em> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:54:28 EST DECEMBER 2016 WALK CHALLENGE This challenge is to walk 15 minutes each day in December. We can all walk , even inside for 15 minutes. Check out walk videos here on SP or just turn on some music and walk in place 15 minutes Post your accomplishments by the day ,week, or month. Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:12:37 EST NOVEMBER CALORIE CHALLENGE The challenge is to stay within your calorie range set by Spark People without going over. Post results in a new reply each day. Wed, 2 Nov 2016 08:14:59 EST NOVEMBER STEPS CHALLENGE The challenge is for keeping count of your steps each day and committing to a weekly goal. You will need a tracker to do this. Most are now using electronic trackers , but, there are non electronic if you prefer. Post your goal each week . Example: <BR> <BR> Goal for the week=5,000 steps daily or 35,000 steps for the week <BR> 11/01= <BR> 11/02= <BR> 11/03= <BR> 11/04= <BR> 11/05= <BR> 11/06= <BR> 11/07= <BR> Start a new reply for the next week. Wed, 2 Nov 2016 08:12:46 EST NOVEMBER 10 MINUTE CHALLENGE The challenge is to do 10 minutes of exercise anytime you can each day whether it be strength or cardio. Post your accomplishments each day. Ex: <BR> 11/01-walking=3 time at 10 minutes each <BR> strength=body weight exercise(push ups, planks, supermans) 2 X 10" Wed, 2 Nov 2016 08:04:39 EST OCTOBER MINUTES CHALLENGE This challenge is to do three or more 30 minute workouts each week. Post your entire month in your first reply post. Example" <BR> 10/01=32 <BR> 10/02=0 <BR> 10/03=30 Mon, 3 Oct 2016 06:55:00 EST OCTOBER STRENGTH CHALLENGE The challenge is to do a strength workout two times weekly. Post results for the month in your fist reply. Mon, 3 Oct 2016 06:50:53 EST DAILY EXERCISE CHALLENGE BY JULMATT This challenge is to do 1-3 exercises daily. Choose from your own selection and post daily what you do. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 06:11:53 EST DAILY CALORIE CHALLENGE The challenge is to stay within your calorie range set by Spark People without going over. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 06:06:58 EST SEPTEMBER 30 MINUTE CHALLENGE The challenge is to do a 30 minute exercise for as many days this month as you can with the goal being all 30 days. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 06:03:55 EST SEPTEMBER STRENGTH CHALLENGE The challenge is to track two or more strength workouts each week. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 06:01:23 EST AUGUST WATER CHALLENGE This challenge is to keep tabs on how much water you drink daily. Drinking 64 oz. per day will aid in weight loss and improve energy and other body functions. Keep a running post for the month and reply daily to see how you measure up for the month. Tue, 2 Aug 2016 07:57:57 EST AUGUST 30 MINUTE CHALLENGE This challenge involves seeing how many days you can get at least 30 cardio minutes per day. Keep a continuing post and add to it each day 1-31. Ex. <BR> 8/01= <BR> 8/02= <BR> 8/03= Tue, 2 Aug 2016 07:52:31 EST August Strength Challenge Strength workouts 2 times weekly with at least 8 workouts for the month of August. Use body weight or a workout of your choice. Post results under this section. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:27:32 EST JULY STRENGTH AND TONING CHALLENGE This is the place to keep a two times per week strength and toning challenge. Start a post and just edit it each time you do workouts for strength and toning. <BR> <BR> Example- July 1= kettlebell workout = 15 minutes <BR> <BR> 7/04=resistance bands = 5 minutes <BR> 7/05=25 minutes=Kettlebell <BR> 7/06=10 minute dumbbell video WO <BR> 7/12=kettlebell = 7 minutes <BR> 7/13= dumbbell <BR> 7/14 = squats, lunges, push-up, superman, chair raises, chair lift, pendelum <BR> 7/18=20 minutes of the ... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 06:41:00 EST JULY CHALLENGE FOR DRINKING WATER This challenge is to drink 64 oz. of water each day. Post the amount you drink and edit to add on each day. Example: <BR> <BR> 7/01=64 <BR> 7/02=64 <BR> 7/03=64 <BR> 7/04=64 <BR> 7/05=64 <BR> 7/06=80 <BR> 7/07=80 <BR> 7/08=64 <BR> 7/09=64 <BR> 7/10=64 <BR> 7/11=64 <BR> 7/12=64 <BR> 7/13=80 <BR> 7/14=80 <BR> 7/15=64 <BR> 7/16=64 <BR> 7/17=64 <BR> 7/18=64 <BR> 7/19=64 <BR> 7/20=64 <BR> 7/21=80 <BR> 7/22=64 <BR> 7/23=64 <BR> 7/24=64 <BR> 7/25=64 <BR> 7/26=64 <BR> 7/27=72 <BR> 7/28=80 <BR> 7/2... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 06:12:51 EST July Challenge - 30 Minutes 30 Days Cardio July's challenge is to do 30 minutes of cardio for 30 days. Here is where you will keep track of each day's results. Make one post and edit each day. <BR> <BR> Example <BR> July 1 = (fill in the minutes you worked out) <BR> July 2 = <BR> July 3 = <BR> And so on. <BR> <BR> Let's make great strides in gaining a healthier life. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 05:14:48 EST JULY STRENGTH CHALLENGE This is the place to post your strength workouts and the challenge is to do at least two strength and toning workouts per week. When posting make a reply that you can edit each day to save time. Example: <BR> <BR> 7/01= <BR> 7/02= <BR> and so on to either the end of a week, or, do for the whole month. <BR> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:47:25 EST JULY CHALLENGE This is the place to keep a two times per week strength and toning challenge. Start a post and just edit it each time you do workouts for strength and toning. <BR> <BR> Example- July 1= kettlebell workout = 15 minutes <BR> <BR> 7/04=resistance bands = 5 minutes Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:31:30 EST JUNE, 2016 CHALLENGE FOR DRINKING WATER This challenge is for drinking 64 oz of water each day. Please make a post for the month using the post made by JULMATT in May as an example. You can edit each day for adding daily totals. Fri, 3 Jun 2016 07:38:02 EST JUNE STRENGTH AND TONING CHALLENGE This challenge is for us to keep our muscle strength strong and ready for action. Our aim is to be healthy overall! Post strength workouts here aiming for at least two per week. <BR> <BR> I will challenge myself to a 15 minute workout today. Dumbbells with Coach Jen. Fri, 3 Jun 2016 07:33:27 EST JUNE, 2016 CHALLENGE This challenge is to walk 15 minutes each day for 3 days or more each week. Make a post for Sunday through Saturday and edit the post each day of that week to add daily totals. Fri, 3 Jun 2016 07:13:48 EST MAY WATER CHALLENGE This challenge is for recording the number of 8 oz. glasses of water you drink each day in weekly segments. Enter the number each day by editing your post each day. <BR> <BR> Example <BR> <BR> 5/01= <BR> 5/02= <BR> 5/03= <BR> 5/04= <BR> 5/05= <BR> 5/06= <BR> 5/07= Mon, 2 May 2016 07:58:31 EST May Exercise Minutes Challenge This challenge is committing to exercise 30 minutes per day 3 or more times weekly. Make your challenge. Set up your days in a post, then edit the post to put in new minutes per day. <BR> EX. <BR> 5/01=59 <BR> 5/02=78 <BR> 5/03=62 <BR> 5/04=31 <BR> 5/05=62 <BR> 5/06=62 <BR> 5/07=36 <BR> 5/08=52 <BR> 5/09=37 <BR> 5/10=63 <BR> 5/11=52 <BR> 5/12=33 <BR> 5/13=46 <BR> 5/14=73 <BR> 5/15=31 <BR> 5/16=78 <BR> 5/17=70 <BR> 5/18=62 <BR> 5/19=54 <BR> 5/20=31 <BR> 5/21=87 <BR> 5/22=60 <BR> 5/23=56 <BR>... Mon, 2 May 2016 07:54:12 EST May challenge This challenge is for walking. The challenge is for three levels. Level one is for 3,000 steps per day, level two is for 5,000 and level three will be 10,000 steps per day. If you want to alter the challenge to just choose a weekly amount post as I will do post the amount. My challenge will be 65,000 steps per week. I always take a rest day on Sundays. <BR> <BR> 5/01=07,666 <BR> 5/02=11,722 <BR> 5/03=11,257 <BR> 5/04=12,152 <BR> 5/05=09,554 <BR> 5/06=10,358 <BR> 5/07=10,582 Sun, 1 May 2016 08:27:45 EST Emoticon Your Fitness For Today Use an emoticon to describe your fitness for today. If one is not available just type in what you did. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 08:39:46 EST April 2016 Challenge April Challenge will be to get 30 minutes of active exercise at least 3 times each week in April. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 08:12:09 EST Did you eat at home today? If you ate at home today celebrate by letting it be known. Wed, 2 Mar 2016 06:31:30 EST Post You Progress Keep a chart for yourself of progress of a chosen challenge. Mine will be to eat 2 vegetables or fruit this week. <BR> <BR> Sunday=Salad, blueberries <BR> Monday=Salad, peaches <BR> Tuesday= <BR> Wednesday= <BR> Thursday= <BR> Friday <BR> Saturday= Tue, 1 Mar 2016 10:23:43 EST March Challenge 2016 Select a challenge and report your progress on this page. Possible challenges: Walk 15 minutes at least 3 days a week, Drink 8 glasses of water daily, eat at least 2 vegetables or fruit per day, make at least 3 posts to our home page per week, write one blog per week, or, make a challenge yourself and post the challenge and progress at least once per week. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> My challenge is eating 2 vegetables or fruit per day. <BR> <BR> 3/01=tossed salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, ... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 10:16:23 EST 2016 - Introduce Yourself! Starting a new thread for folks to introduce themselves and get to know each other. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:59:30 EST Nutritional Information for Restaurants? I try really hard to know what I'm eating when I go out. I would like to locate nutritional information for Bad Daddy's and East Coast Wings, but have been unsuccessful. Anyone have information for these? I know neither one has an ideal menu, but when the family outvotes me, I'd like to have a CLUE what I'm eating. Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:42:44 EST What's up with me... So sorry to have been absent, but I just got discharged yesterday from a 72 hr hospital stay. I will blog post about it soon. PLEASE nag and be there for me. I am really going to need spark people to track my nutrition etc for the next bit. <BR> <BR> Thanks for being here as a resource! Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:18:18 EST Daily "Hello" with emoticon <em>524</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2015 08:26:31 EST Challenge For November, 2015 The challenge for this team for November is three, 30 minutes active workouts each week (walks, bike riding, running, ) Goodies will be sent to all who complete the challenge. Mon, 2 Nov 2015 09:25:37 EST Where I've Been Sorry to be a little less present lately. We are in the middle of a remodel from HECK and I just have had too much stress to log on daily. Hopefully it will finish today. At least I haven't been stress eating, right? <BR> <BR> Hopefully all this rain will pass soon and we can all get out and enjoy the fall weather and improve ourselves. <BR> <BR> Hugs! Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:48:01 EST How to keep spirits up This is the first weigh-in week since I started this site 3 weeks ago, that I had a increase instead of decrease. It wasn't unexpected, I hadn't felt like I had the last few weeks when the pounds were coming off. Yet, I'm still finding myself a bit frustrated, which I think is normal. I can come up with all kinds of excuses as to what happened, but I know the hard truth. I didn't overeat, I ate some wrong choices and part of it is fluid. I've been swelling a lot this past week. <BR> <BR> I k... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:30:10 EST July Chatter Good morning everyone! Golfgma has asked me to join her in helping our team get some sparks flying! I know I am bad about lurking too. How about all you lurkers take a step forward and re-introduce yourselves? <BR> <BR> I'm Carolyn, a married working mom with two teenage boys and a husband. I turned 50 late last year, and have fought my weight all my life. I am a type two diabetic in desparate need of more control of my disease. My July strategy is simply to be active on the site: log... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:41:39 EST Words ending in "ing" Alphebetically Starting with A find words ending in "ing" in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> Abiding Thu, 2 Apr 2015 06:53:37 EST Emoticon Your Fitness Activity For Today <em>311</em> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:26:47 EST Exercise Game Thought of another game idea.... <BR> use the alphabet to list healthy activities - I'll begin with "a" <BR> <BR> archery <BR> <BR> (this may not go many rounds) Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:17:41 EST 10 Minute Exercise Interclub Team Post List the exercise you did for ten minutes. Today walked 10 minutes Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:04:47 EST Team Chatter To post news, challenges, questions This is just chatter, however, it was great for me to spend the day with my grandson. We had lunch out and then went shopping for some movies to watch since it was to wet out for him to ride his bike (his favorite activity). Watched an entire movie with him and was on pins and needles since it was super scary an intense action. Movie - The Need To Speed Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:25:00 EST Name A Favorite Movie, (new release or oldies) My favorite is "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:17:12 EST Did You Exercise Today! I did a Video from an SP article . It was a 12 minute walk inside. Also did a Leslie Sansone walk (15 minute) and a resistance band workout for lower body. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:12:13 EST new person in spark people hi im naeema and im new here imma need as much support as i can to loose this weight and im willing to stay consistent :) Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:21:38 EST Baseball (College or Professional) Other Sports Anyone have dates for teams you would like to announce here? Sat, 1 Mar 2014 19:44:00 EST To Be Announced Anyone know of a Local Event you might want to recognize here? Please Sat, 1 Mar 2014 19:41:47 EST Around Forsyth and Surrounding Counties March,2014 If you know of a 5K, Walk-A-Thon, or other charitable fitness event please list it here for all to see. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 17:07:05 EST Emoticon Your Fitness For Today Today was <em>278</em> for me. 3/01/14 Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:58:56 EST DO YOU NEED SUPPORT? If you're needing support for making your goals, or ideas for motivation or questions on fitness or nutrition please post here where all can work together to solve our problems. It always helps to get feedback from those who have overcome some of these problems or have suggestion that will help. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:53:06 EST Select A Streak Challenge I want to challenge everyone on the team to select a streak challenge. Possible streaks: walk 15 minutes per day for 3 days each week, drink 8 glasses of water every day for a month, eat 2 vegetables per day for 15 days, lose 1 pound in 15 days, post on homepage 3 days per week, write one blog per week, or, a challenge of your choosing. <em>381</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:47:28 EST Salad Recomendations Tell what your favorite salad ingredients are, plus , if you have a favorite restaurant salad give the restaurant a plug and name the salad. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:18:01 EST Tell Us About Your Pet Give a shout out for your favorite pet even if it was a pet from the past! <em>26</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:14:19 EST New attitude Hi.. just wanted to say hello and I am really excited to be a part of this journery and getting to know everone.. I have been working out for about a year now and feel i can do better with support groups.. i go to the ymca 4-5 days a week so would love to meet anyone and workout together..; my downfall is when I am stressed i tend to eat sweets.. i sit all day at work which doesnt help.. i welcome any suggestions.. :) Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:35:33 EST Glad to be back Hi W-S Sparkers. I've been away too long and gained back almost half of what I lost from 2009 through 2011. My head is getting back where it belongs now and I'm looking forward to finding the healthy and happy person I was before. I'm not a particularly social person so I rarely blog, but I'm very glad to know that I could be passing other Sparkers on the streets. Hmmm, maybe I should order a Spark shirt or jacket so you can recognize me! <em>213</em> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:41:10 EST Christmas Challenge From the 10th thru the 25th give a gift each day to someone. The gift doesn't have to be expensive. The gift of a smile goes a long way. Used item to Salvation Army , Goodwill , etc. would be another or, gifts from your kitchen to fellow workers. It will make someone's day, probably YOURS! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Today I am giving candy to 4 friends ! Mon, 9 Dec 2013 09:38:48 EST Name a favorite food and how you like it prepared Name a favorite food and how you like it. Ex: Banana with peanut butter, oreo with milk, ect. Fri, 8 Nov 2013 08:46:07 EST 10 Minute Walk Streak! This challenge is to take a 10 minute walk each day for 30 days. A streak of 10 minute walks. If it is raining we can all walk for 10 minutes inside our home, by using a walk DVD or just around through the house. Let's get some interaction going on for the team. PLEASE???? Wed, 6 Nov 2013 08:32:53 EST RECIPE CHALLENGE Post a healthy recipe one time per week. Give as much info about the recipe , such as calories, cholesterol, sodium and any other nutrients,as you can. Hopefully we can help each other to find new things to try and keep life and dining more interesting. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:51:13 EST Hi friends Hi..I just wanted to introduce myself the group. It is such a pleasure to be a part of a positive thing. You guys have taken a big step by joining spark people to reach your fitness goals. I am a wellness coach and if i can help/assist anyone please let me know. I hope to help you meet your fitness goals and talk to you soon. I can be reached at Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:17:18 EST Hi Winston Salem Sparkers I am new and trying to maintain my weight loss and stay healthy. So happy that I found this forum. Sun, 4 Aug 2013 16:27:55 EST Daily Goals Met...... This will be a place to post what you have accomplished each day. Ex: Today I rode my bike 3 miles in 15 minutes. I managed to eat 5 veggies servings today and stayed within my calorie range. Sat, 18 May 2013 08:40:37 EST Name That Goal! Post your personal goal whether it is to lose 10 or more pounds, get your cholesterol down, lose so many inches, keep your sugar count to a certain number, etc. Thu, 16 May 2013 16:04:35 EST New Game We used to play this one on car trips.... <BR> <BR> Name a famous person. The next person must use the first initial of the last name as the first initial in the first name for the next entrant. <BR> <BR> Ex: Barack Obama next person: Oprah Winfrey next person Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> Make sense? <BR> <BR> First entry: Audrey Hepburn Thu, 2 May 2013 16:14:46 EST Just getting started Hello, I am new to SparkPeople and looking for support. I've lived in Winston Salem for about 20 years and I'd like to lose 100lbs. I'm currently enrolled in the Transformation Nation Triad, but it has been a disappointment. I was hoping to find some diet buddies, people who to talk to who understand the pain and how hard it is to lose a large amount of weight, but the people in my group just have not connected. We're getting to the end of the program and out of 25 only 4 other people regular... Thu, 2 May 2013 15:12:45 EST Anyone want to run a race as a team? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team and hoping maybe some of you are interested in doing 5ks. I just did me first one last weekend and I'm super excited to do more, but I'd love to have some company! <BR> <BR> I'm considering doing a mud run on June 1 ( or the Race for the Cure on May 4 (<BR>e-for-the-cure/). <BR> <BR> Is anyone else interested? I'm open to running other races if anyone has a suggestion. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 14:34:31 EST Out of My Shell! Hello everyone. I finally found the courage to join the Winston-Salem Team and get out of my well-guarded shell of privacy. I take this step in good faith, hoping to find friends with similar interests and good will to encourage others on this journey of a lifetime. I've lived here for 6 mo with my husband and two sons, few weeks ago walked my first 5K and hope to do many more. My greatest obstacle is finding motivation by myself, so I function well in groups, teams and 'competing' atmosphere... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:02:54 EST Hello Winston Sparkers!!! Hello All!! <BR> <BR> My name is Thomas, and I have decided to help lead this group! I see that there is little interaction on this group and wondered why?? <BR> <BR> Do you guys still get on here and message? I'd like to start having weekly discussions and maybe have a FB page. <BR> <BR> -Thomas B (Tcbohls) Fri, 8 Mar 2013 08:31:56 EST New Members or team members Q and A? Please post any questions you might have about getting around the site, exercise, food or other matters and let's all put our heads together to come up with the answers. We have many resources here for help. Anybody have a question? Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:41:49 EST Hello Hello I am new to this forum and I am on th road to a healthier new me and need all the support I can get. So very glasd I found this site. <BR> Deb Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:47:48 EST Hello! Hi everyone! My name is Jackie, I am 42 and I live in Pfafftown. I have a wonderful family who support and encourage me in my endeavors. I was a Spark member early last year and then I stopped. I have decided to come back with the new year. I love to run and have started my running program again. I had to stop due to some set backs. I am signed up to run in the Color Run coming to Winston on March 16th. I plan on running the entire 5K. I have recently lost my job, however I am looking... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:52:27 EST It's the Holidays! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Now that we are mid-way through the holiday season, I invite you to think about what is working for you, what isn't and what you would like to have work for you! Thanksgiving is over and all we can do is decide how we are going to handle the rest of the year. <BR> <BR> Please share your tips, struggles, wishes and anything else you want to share this time of year - this can be such an emotionally loaded time of year and I want to make sure you have a place to rea... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:16:07 EST October Events 10/11/12 Historic Bethabara "Dark in the Park" <link><BR>creationAndParks/BethabaraPark/HBPEven<BR>ts/Events/DarkInThePark10-11-2012 </link> <BR> <BR> 10/18/12 WBFJ Christian Skate Night, Skateland USA, W-S; 6:30-8:30 <BR> <BR> 10/20/12 2012 Ardmore 5K Race, Fun Run and Food Drive <link> </link> <BR> <BR> 10/20/12 Old Salem Harvest Day <link> </link> <BR> <BR> List of community events from WBFJ: <l... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:14:26 EST Fun Game Type a word ending in e. Keep alphabetical order. Example: Able, Ball, Cable Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:33:09 EST Hello Winston-Salem Sparkers Hello my name is Retta, <BR> <BR> My family and I have lived in Winston for 12 years. My husband and best friend have been married for 24 years. We have 2 wonderful sons 23 and 21. They are both living at home, going to school and working. <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark x's 3. This will be my third attempt, and I am determined to stick with this program. I know that I cannot do this alone, and that I really do need support and encouragement. This is and will be a difficult journey for me, a... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:37:37 EST What's next? School is back (or almost) and we are headed into these beautiful fall months (unless your allergies are flaring up like mine are but still...) <BR> <BR> Anyone have any big or not so big goals for the last few months of the year? Dreaming up any schemes or goals for 2013? Anything you just want to talk about or get feedback on? <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:06:25 EST Okay, who's doing Ramblin' Rose? Please tell me some of you are going to do Ramblin Rose. Please, Please, Please!!! Ladies! Sun, 29 Jul 2012 12:43:17 EST workout/acc ountability buddy? I need some support in the weight loss area. Hitting a plateau and would like to find someone to be accountable to who is in the same boat and needs a little motivation. Wondering if anyone else is in need of a buddy? We don't have to workout together if not desired but just some support /encouragement. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:14:47 EST too much exercise? need more food? I've lost almost 30lbs and am hitting a snag and could use some advice from the other sparkpeople. I exercise daily and do an hour of cardio a day with 4 days of ST mixed in. My weight loss has slowed and I have had little to no loss in the last 3 weeks. Am I burning too many calories? Do i need to eat more? I don't feel hungry when I consume my recommended calories so I feel like that is not correct. It seems this slow down of loss always occurs at this weight and then I get discouraged and ... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:10:32 EST July 2012 Events I pull all these events (mostly) out of the Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family Magazines. If anyone has an event they would like to share PLEASE post it here. I’d love to see and hear about what else is going on in the area - sometimes you need something new to shake up the routine. <BR> <BR> <BR> Every Sunday <BR> 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m: FitPraise <BR> <BR> FREE - do not have to be a gym member to attend. Workout to Christian music beginning and ending with devotion and prayer. Designed for... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:04:27 EST Walkers Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> I am looking for people that would like to meet at parks with trails and do some evening walking. I am near Bethabara Park off of Reynolda Road. This park has different trials like a simple track around the top of the park, but also paths through the woods (which I like) and if you are serious, there are longer trails that go down to the bottom of the park and back. There are also lots of parks around Winston Salem that have great walking areas. Tell me where you are... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 09:17:40 EST Hello Just got back on board with my fitness and diet. Did Zumba at WG White and it was great. My goal is to do something 4-5 days a week. Look forward to meeting new people here. <em>332</em> <em>315</em> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:07:11 EST July 4th Fun What are everyone's plans for the 4th (and weekends surrounding it since it is in the middle of the week)? <BR> <BR> Healthy Grill-out? Trips to the beach or mountains? Long walks or bike rides? <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:47:34 EST June 2012 Events I’m so sorry I totally bailed on you for last month’s events. But here’s some for June. (It seems to be pretty quiet...maybe since school is out no one plans things for the summer?) Please add as you hear of healthy, moving, free or cheap events... <BR> <BR> <BR> Every Sunday <BR> 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m: FitPraise <BR> <BR> FREE - do not have to be a gym member to attend. Workout to Christian music beginning and ending with devotion and prayer. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. <... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:29:19 EST 5 things! Tell us five things that you like about yourself! Tue, 29 May 2012 14:30:09 EST Hi Im Priscilla im a bride to be who is trying to lose weight and get healthy. I came across this site looking to improve my health. Tue, 22 May 2012 22:15:44 EST Workout Team Hey everyone, I need a workout partner or team someone I can engage with in a weight loss pursuit. I need a buddy and some kind of you scratch my back and ill scratch yours. Tue, 1 May 2012 11:26:50 EST New to Sparks Hello My Name is Pam and I determine to lose this weight. I was searching the web and found this site and felt that this would be the best online help that I need to get health and lose weight. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 23:37:20 EST Cucumber Salad Cucumber Salad: <BR> <BR><BR>mber-salad-with-sour-cream-and-dill?ba<BR>ckto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/ulti<BR>mate-grilling-sides <BR> <BR> I made this cucumber salad for a snack this week and it is delicious. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:03:36 EST Monday Here's to a new week Team! Let's make the most of it! <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:34:07 EST Fruit Do you have a favorite fruit? Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:07:19 EST FRIDAY Good morning Winston-Salem! <BR> <BR> How is everyone hanging in? <BR> <BR> I am thinking my tummy issues are from a nervous tummy, that is the only thing that I can figure. If it does not go away by tomorrow, I am going to try out those ginger caps (so I can lay off the sugar) and see if it helps. <BR> <BR> Other than that, not a lot going on in my neck of the woods. We are taking E out to my dad's for her birthday tomorrow. Sunday will be Church and getting ready for a new week! <BR> <... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:22:43 EST THURSDAY So, how is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> Just checking in, all is going well in my neck of the woods. We had E's 3rd birthday party Sunday and looking forward to things settling down a bit. We have one more party to go, my Dad and his wife are wanting to celebrate with her on Saturday, so off we go! <BR> <BR> Our garden is starting to poke up through the dirt, looks like I lost a few squash plants due to the cold snap, but nothing that can't be fixed by dropping in a few more seeds! <BR> <BR... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:40:41 EST 2012 Bride to Be..:-) I am new to this, so where to start?..I am a 26 yr old, African-American female, and was introduced to, from one of my co-workers. My goal is to try and loose about 9 lbs, and just become a healthier me all around. I will be getting married this June, therefore I want to look and feel my best! I am a positive, loving, and encouraging person , who loves me to socialize with others. <BR> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 11:30:20 EST No Boundaries 5K Training? Anybody in the area interested in the No Boundaries 5K program? Kickoff meeting is in W-S at Fleet Feet Monday April 9th at 7:30pm but training starts on the 17th and meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm for 10 weeks. Cost is pretty reasonable. I decided to get back into 5K shape with group training this go round so I can make some local friends and thought I'd see if there are any Sparkers planning to or interested in going. Sun, 8 Apr 2012 00:59:29 EST April 2012 Events Happy April everyone!! Beautiful (sneezy) weather is here! This is my best approximation of the events in the area (I had to be selective or this would have taken weeks!) - please add on as you find more! <BR> <BR> Every Sunday <BR> 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m: FitPraise <BR> <BR> FREE - do not have to be a gym member to attend. Workout to Christian music beginning and ending with devotion and prayer. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. <BR> <BR> Women’s Wellness & Fitness 690 Jonestow... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 13:53:06 EST Active April Challenge We have beautiful sunny days ahead. The temperatures are nice. Let's see how many active minutes we can rack up! <BR> <BR> Challenge yourself to push a little more each day. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:09:51 EST March Leaders! Congratulations to our Top Ten Leaders for March! <BR> <BR> 1) GOLFGMA <BR> 2) LYNNE_08 <BR> 3) KENNARD1 <BR> 4) MARYLIZ36 <BR> 5) CRYSTALLULLABY <BR> 6) RUTGERSM0M <BR> 7) KIMMYLOU4 <BR> 8) DATARN <BR> 9) NCSPARKGAL <BR> 10) SHESMITH1 Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:07:34 EST New to SparkPeople New to SP after years with WW. Dislike their new plan but LOVE the SP site and all that goes with it. Live in Yadkinville, but work in downtown W-S. Would love to meet other Sparkers interested in walking downtown! Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:01:13 EST Loving this but not Understanding it How come I'm not losing inches?. I am down 3 sizes, yet have only lost a few inches in my waist, hips and thighs. How can this be? <BR> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 21:16:30 EST Suggestions for Work-Out with Broken Foot & Ankle? I need suggestions for exercises I can do with my right foot and ankle broke. I did talk the doc. out of a hard cast. But now I'm in this hard boot that comes to my knee, he said no exercising that would put weight on my leg or risk me falling with the boot on. I'm gonna do upper body I know and maybe some floor pilates. Wondering is there much I can do with resistance bands, I've never used one before. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:21:07 EST Freakish Broken Ankle Was sitting on the couch last pm, got up to get my grand-daughter an orange and immed. my foot started hurting after walking around for about an hour it swelled double and was having excruciating pain. Went to ER and yep its broke. Didn't twist, turn or move wrong and its broke. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:09:50 EST HCG Yay or Nay? I have alot of friends that are taking HCG for weight loss. Their calorie count is only 500 per day. I keep telling them this is unhealthy. But they keep shedding the pounds. They are following a 500 calorie diet, not exercising, but are losing weight like mad. I tell them that this is only a short-term fix, because when they go off of it they will return to their high-calorie diets and continue not exercising. <BR> <BR> I hate that my weight loss is slow and I do mean slow, but I'm making ... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:29:53 EST Lost 5 more pounds! But the unhealthy way! I've had the Norovirus since Wednesday night. Weighed this am and I've lost 5 lbs since then. I really hate that I have lost it this way. I do hope I don't gain it back after I get better. Had to go to the ER this am, bc I was so dehydrated. Doc. gave me fluids, nausea meds and meds for these awlful colon spasms I'm having. Hating that I can't work out right now. Was doing so good, then this. GRRRRRRRR Sat, 10 Mar 2012 21:49:21 EST Norovirus Yes I have had this for 2 days now and it is horrible. Nothing but water for 24 hours and can't even keep that in. <BR> Fri, 9 Mar 2012 07:14:32 EST I need suggestions Please! I cannot seem to meet my calorie or fiber needs. I have been here a month and everyday but 1 I have been under on both of these. I eat oatmeal, 100% Whole Wheat Bread, I drink a protein smoothie every morning. I eat 5-6 servings of veggies/fruits everyday. I don't know what else to do. If anyone has any low sodium suggestions please respond. I say low sodium bc I have high blood pressure. Thank you! <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 19:54:50 EST ALS 2 K Walk At Wake Forest! Join Me! Hello, on April 21st I will be particiatping in a 2 K walk around Wake Forest Campus. Won't you come out and join me. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 10:57:56 EST March 2012 Events What are we going to do in March? There is SO much happening in the area - this is only a small selection of events. Much more to come throughout the Spring with all the walks and runs for charities. Please add on as you find more events. <BR> <BR> Every Sunday <BR> 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m: FitPraise <BR> <BR> FREE - do not have to be a gym member to attend. Workout to Christian music beginning and ending with devotion and prayer. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. <BR> <BR> Women’... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:03:28 EST Move it or Lose it Challenge at Forsyth Woman I saw this in Forsyth Woman today and wanted to pass it along in case anyone is interested. <BR> <BR> “Are you ready to change your life? Do you think you have what it takes? If you are a woman who is 25 pounds or more overweight and are wiling to share your journey through Facebook. Twitter, YouTube and Forsyth Woman Magazine, we want to hear from you! For a $100 registration fee (with a portion of the proceeds going to Hospice) you can register for our Forsyth Woman “Move It and Lose... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:45:52 EST Frustrated.. Need Help!!!! Hi everyone. I have just started my weight loss journey about 1 month ago but really started in earnest about 2 weeks ago. When I started this journey I weighed in at 150. In the past 2 weeks I have gone down to 147 and then back to 150. I weigh myself maybe 2 times per week. I exercise on an elliptical machine at home for about 30 minutes a session 5 times a week. I strength train 3 days a week. My calorie intake is between 1500 - 2000 depending on the day. Usually around 1500. I was hoping ... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:44:04 EST Workout Poll Do you find it better to work out in the early morning ( 5 am) or in the evening (5 pm)? Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:49:37 EST Hello! Glad to be here! I'm really excited about taking this first step. I've never joined an online group before but I'm looking forward to the experience. If there is anyone out there who would like to respond please feel free to do so. I look forward to all the help I can get and in turn hope I can be of help to others. :-) Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:37:41 EST Hello, new to Spark. Hello, my name is Jackie and I am new to SparkPeople. I have decided this year I will become a healthier me and lose a little weight to boot. I live in the Pfafftown area with my wonderful husband our 4 yr old son and my 16 yr old stepdaughter. My husband always says I'm a Hot Mama and I want to feel like one. It's great to meet everyone here. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:50:52 EST February 2012 Let’s keep the information and fun (and sometimes free) events coming! <BR> <BR> Every Sunday <BR> 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m: FitPraise <BR> <BR> FREE - do not have to be a gym member to attend. Workout to Christian music beginning and ending with devotion and prayer. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. <BR> <BR> Women’s Wellness & Fitness 690 Jonestown Road Winston Salem NC <BR><BR>ption=com_content&task=view&id=30&Item<BR>id=32 <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 11:54:09 EST Fitness February Challenge Hello Winston-Salem Sparkers! <BR> <BR> We have had a very mild winter so far. The holidays are over, January rest time is over, time to get back to work! <BR> <BR> What are some fitness goals you can work towards in February? <em>129</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:03:21 EST Thinking about joining a gym. New Sparker...Hello everyone. I am thinking about joining a gym. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:07:46 EST Walking Partner Hello everyone new to sparkpeople i would love to find someone to walk with. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 20:53:53 EST December Leaderboard December SparkPoints <BR> <BR> SparkPoints 2011 SparkPoints All Time SparkPoints <BR> 1) GOLFGMA 2,069 10,209 10,209 <BR> 2) CRYSTALLULLABY 1,906 15,345 69,574 <BR> 3) RUTGERSM0M 1,811 26,244 46,960 <BR> 4) KENNARD1 1,... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 13:11:38 EST January 2012 Events This is a great month for free “help” as everyone is focused on bettering themselves and their health. Here’s some events that caught my eye. Please add to this thread as you find more things that interest you. It doesn’t need to be health related, local and fun are the key! (Free is even better!) <BR> <BR> Every Sunday <BR> 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m: FitPraise <BR> <BR> FREE - do not have to be a gym member to attend. Workout to Christian music beginning and ending with devotion and pray... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 10:57:18 EST Encouragement for the New Year I've just finished my "healthier than normal" lunch after my "get your butt back in gear" workout this morning. Which was after I went to Whole Foods saying "must get real food, must plan snacks, must stop eating like a zombie." <BR> <BR> I've stopped doing resolutions and started looking toward things I want in my life. And if I think about them long enough, I found I actually DO them and they become a part of my life. Ta-Da! <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> My four: 1) Eat healthier (aka:... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 13:28:26 EST 2nd Week of December~Team Mini Goal Hello Winston-Salem Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Last week, we focused on getting more water. Let's keep it up! <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> This week, let's work daily on getting at least 7 hours of sleep. It is important this time of year. Good sleep allows your body to recover and fight off illnesses, the grumpies, and helps you to lose weight! <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Chime in with your amounts! Mon, 5 Dec 2011 08:35:07 EST 5 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain at Work Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:35:32 EST Leaderboard Congratulations to our top ten Leaders for November: <BR> Name: November SparkPoints <BR> 1) Crystallullaby 2369 <BR> 2) Golfgma 2106 <BR> 3) Kennard1 1873 <BR> 4) Rutgersmom 1604 <BR> 5) Kimmylou4 1182 <BR> 6) Swdesertlover 981 <BR> 7) Emptynester60 920 <BR> 8) Dldeems ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:05:36 EST One day at a time Hello I'm new to the winston-salem sparkers community. <BR> I'm 24/f and have always struggled with my weight. When I was in highschool I lost 50 lbs and was at the high end of the normal bmi and was thrilled, but as soon as I went away to college pressure and stress allowed me to gain it all back plus more. I've done decently the past couple months losing 30 lbs but I still have so much more to go. I keep thinking to myself "one day at a time" because looking at the major picture can be over... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:28:35 EST Weekly Team Goal~Let's get our water in this week! Alright Winston-Salem, we have cooked turkeys, pies, potatoes, green beans and had our fill of sweets for a while. Let's get moving in the right direction before Christmas gets here. <BR> <BR> A new team goal for this week will be to get in your daily water. <BR> <BR> Something as simple as keeping a filled glass on your desk and a bottle in your car will go a long way in keeping yourself hydrated and helping your body flush out all those extra goodies! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>9</em>... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:32:41 EST Thanksgiving! What are your plans for staying on track for Thanksgiving, or is there such a thing? <BR> <BR> What are you having and if you want, please, share your favorite recipes!! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:11:08 EST Getting to Know You! Tell us 5 things about yourself! Anything! Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:19:36 EST Sugar Free Desserts Does anyone have a good sugar free dessert you have tried? Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:25:29 EST Boogie for Breast Cancer Awareness! Boogie for Breast Cancer Awareness <BR> <BR> Selected By: Melissa Curro <BR> YWCA <BR> <BR> 1300 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC (map) <BR> <BR> Selected By: Melissa Curro <BR> 3 hours of dance-filled workouts!! $5 per person. Contact Jewel at 336-354-1590 ext. 303 for questions! <BR> <BR> x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:37:50 EST Group meeting Has Winston Salem ever had a group rally? Sun, 2 Oct 2011 17:13:29 EST WS Sparkers ready for a NC SP convention? I saw in the NC team a mention of a NC SP convention in the western part of NC. Sounds good to me. Any interest from WS? Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:09:25 EST Historic West End ARTSfest 2011: Saturday, Sept 24 Historic West End ARTSfest 2011 <BR> <BR> Head out this weekend for some great music, theatre and art! They need volunteers still too! <BR> <BR><BR>011/index.html <BR> <BR> Saturday, September 24th, 10:00am to 5:00 pm <BR> Held in Grace Court, Historic West End, Winston Salem <BR> (Rain Date: Sunday, September 25th) Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:55:51 EST Lots to do this weekend! The Winston-Salem Air show starts tonight and runs through Sunday. <BR> <BR> For a fun meal, the Walkertown Fire Department is hosting its all you can eat Fish Fry, Saturday at the Fire Department from 4-8. <BR> <BR> We enjoy going to support the men and women that protect us and to hang out with our community! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! Fri, 9 Sep 2011 09:27:47 EST Zumba?? I have been looking for a Zumba buddy here in the Winston area. I love going to Zumba with my sister but she lives in Wilkes so if anyone is interested. Hit me up :) Thu, 8 Sep 2011 10:23:09 EST 5 Foods that will make you look younger!<BR>ds-thatll-make-you-look-younger?gt1=31036 <BR> <BR> No surprise that a healthy food lifestyle makes us look and feel younger! Have a great day Winston-Salem! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 12:49:36 EST Mistletoe Run!! Mistletoe 5K & Half Marathon <BR> <BR> Training Programs <BR> <BR> We will get you from zero to ready by December 3rd! <BR> Open to both members & non-members! <BR> <BR> <BR> We are excited to have been selected by the YMCA to help train you for your first 5K or half marathon! <BR> <BR> ...and even your HOMETOWN race! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> YMCA Mistletoe Half Marathon Training Program, Produced by Fleet Feet Sports <BR> <BR> Participants should be able to run 3 miles in... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:19:34 EST Hello fellow Winston Salem People :) This is my first go at a serious diet and exercise program. I have always been very confident and loved the way I looked, but put on a few extra pounds in college and ready to get rid of them. Hope everyone is well on their way to their goal and good luck! I hope to be bloggers with some of you! :p Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:01:56 EST Earthquake, anyone? For many of us in this area, this is a first, how did everyone fare? Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:56:29 EST I want to share a blog with you regarding running! very inspiring! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:44:33 EST What are your plans for the weekend? What is going on this weekend Sparkers? Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:04:14 EST 4th of July Local Events! <BR> <BR> Friday, July 1 <BR> <BR> Patriotic Parade at Greensboro Children’s Museum <BR> From 10 am to 11 am <BR> Bring your bikes and wagons and celebrate American's Independence Day with a parade. Children will decorate their rides with red, white, and blue strings & streamers. Everyone parades around "Main Street" and then enjoys popsicles in the Edible Schoolyard! <BR> <BR> Freedom Celebration <BR> From 6:30- 8:30 pm <BR> Enjoy music, activities for children and a puppet show at Advan... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 08:58:40 EST Happy thoughts! “Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:35:12 EST Thought for the day~Hapy Friday If you change nothing, nothing will happen!-Unknown but borrowered from another blogger. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:12:40 EST Protect your skin Sparkers! It is summer time and we know we should protect our skin. I have attached a website that takes all the guess work out of sunscreen! It does not matter if you have a fair or dark complexion, melanoma knows no color! <BR> <BR><BR>n/best-sunscreens/best-beach-sport-sun<BR>screens/ Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:50:19 EST What are your reasons for losing weight or fit? Everyone has different reasons to lose weight and/or become more fit. Many more than the obvious. What are your reasons? Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:28:36 EST Rambling Rose-For the Ladies! Ramblin' Rose Beginner Triathlon <BR> YOU CAN DO IT. <BR> <BR> TWO EVENTS COMING UP AT FLEET FEET SPORTS, TO GET YOU READY FOR THE RAMBLIN' ROSE WOMEN-ONLY TRIATHLON ON AUGUST 21ST........ <BR> <BR> Info Session: <BR> <BR> Thursday June 16th 7:15PM <BR> <BR> & <BR> <BR> Get Your Gear & Ladies' Night: <BR> <BR> Thursday July 28th: 7:00PM <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Informational Session: Thursday June 16th 7:15PM <BR> Information about the course (five lap swim, 8 mile bike route, and... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:12:31 EST Thought for the day! “Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.” ~ Rene Descartes <BR> <BR> We can do this Winston-Salem!! Spark On!! Wed, 8 Jun 2011 11:47:17 EST Hi! New to Winston Salem and Sparkpeople Hi! I am new to the Winston Salem area and am looking for some support as I work towards my fitness goals. I have exercised off and on for years but now really want to works towards running 5 miles at one stretch. I started this past weekend, am sore and stiff but feel better than I have in months. I work full time and have two kids- so I am trying to figure out how to juggle fitness, family and work. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 23:40:59 EST Friday thought! Good job Winston! Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. -Edward Murrow <BR> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 14:34:50 EST Today's thought~ "When you have inner beauty, there's serenity and grace that shows in your appearance."~Grace <em>204</em> Thu, 2 Jun 2011 13:20:11 EST Today's Thought "Eating well makes you look good in your clothes, exercise makes you look good naked!" <BR> Unknown Tue, 31 May 2011 13:35:02 EST Today's quote "When you consider yourself will take care of yourself in all ways that are necessary." M. Scott Peck <BR> <BR> You are valuable!! <BR> <BR> You are special!! <BR> <BR> You are loved! <BR> <BR> Have a great day Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 May 2011 13:53:52 EST Team Challenge ~Tracking How is everyone doing on their tracking? Do you track daily, weekly, ever? <BR> <BR> How has it impacted your weightloss? <BR> <BR> Today is Tuesday afternoon, try tracking everything from this point on this week and let's check in next Tuesday to see how everyone is doing! Tue, 24 May 2011 13:47:56 EST Thought for the Day May 24 "The only way that you lose is you quit!"~unknown <BR> <BR> Have a great day Winston-Salem, stay cool and hydrated <em>91</em> , its a hot one! Tue, 24 May 2011 13:44:37 EST Bethabara Highland Games This Saturday May 14 is the Bethabara Highland Games at Bethabara Park. The hours are from 10:30 - 4:30. For more info check out <BR> <link><BR>creationAndParks/BethabaraPark/HBPEven<BR>ts/Events/BethabaraHighlandGames5-14-2011 </link> Fri, 13 May 2011 18:15:56 EST Greek Festival 2011 - "Opa! " May 13 - 15 If you are looking for something cheap and interesting to do this weekend... <BR> <BR> On May 13, 14, and 15, the Greek community is inviting everyone to its "Annual Greek Festival" at the Greek Orthodox Church (435 Keating Drive, off of Country Club & Silas Creek Pkwy.) Here's what's on tap for the weekend: plenty o' Greek dancing, informative tours of the beautiful church, and shopping at the Agora (Market Place), where you can purchase arts, crafts and other goodies. Speaking of goodies, ... Fri, 13 May 2011 13:46:37 EST Interesting little article<BR>den-rules-weight-loss/tip/0 <BR> <BR> Thought this was a good reminder, for me, it is more about slowing down! Thu, 12 May 2011 14:59:09 EST Tell me why I should join which gym Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> It's taken me 4 months to realize that my "fitness reimbursement plan" has changed to the point where I will never get reimbursed. So I'm looking at finding another (read: cheaper) place to go work out and meet other people. Some dance class offerings preferred - under $40 a month also preferred. I've been looking at Gateway Y and the Women's Wellness on Jonestown Road. <BR> <BR> Please tell me why you love your gym and why I should visit (even if it doesn't... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 09:53:39 EST Ladies Night Out 5K July 30, 2011 A 5K event for women only <BR> July 30, 2011 - 7PM <BR> Starts/finishes at Hanes Park in downtown Winston-Salem <BR> Benefits Winston-Salem Dress for Success <BR> <BR> register at <link><BR>t_detail&eventID=1885 </link> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 15:17:09 EST Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - Saturday, May 7 <BR> <BR> This a competitive and non-competitive 5K and the Salem College Mile. Teams are welcome! <BR> <BR> Date and Time: Saturday, May 7, 2011 8:30 a.m. <BR> Where: Salem Academy College <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ortheCure/WSM_NorthCarolinaTriadAffili<BR>ate?fr_id=2139&pg=entry </link> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:41:24 EST Hi, I'm new to the team <BR> <BR> Hello, My name is Tammy. I live in Tobaccoville, NC. <BR> I have been over weight my whole life. I was chubby as a child, I weighted 110 in the sixth grade and jumped to 170 in the seventh grade, by high school I was 190. I did lose thirty LBS during my junior/senior year, by eating salads everyday for lunch. I never played any sport, My Parents did not encourage me too. I did do a lot of bike riding. I was solid not flabby. <BR> I married in 1984 at 160 size fourteen. We ... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:55:53 EST Hi from Winston Salem NC! I am excited to be back on the Spark Journey. I was here 2 years ago and strayed away. This time I intend to be a "lifer!". I would love to have a buddy to share this healthy journey with so please check out my SparkPage and let me know if you would like to join me in getting Healthy! <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:48:46 EST Walking Partner Wanted Looking for someone in the Reynolda Road area to walk with... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:03:00 EST Need NICE Dental Hygienist and Dentist recommend. I am having a hard time finding a dentist and hygienist for my husband. We have a GREAT dentist but his staff just ain't cutting it. They are great at their job but some of them are just down right rude. We do not have dental Ins. so all of this is out of pocket and I refuse to give them anymore money if we're going to be insulted during every appt. The dentist is great but the staff has been rude on multiple occasions. We are very easy to get a long with so I don't understand why. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:18:18 EST Piedmont Earth Day Fair Saturday, April 16 10am The sixth annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm. <BR> <BR> Admission is free. Parking is free. <BR> <BR> This is a family friendly event with: Children's entertainment and special programs, live music, over 100 exhibitors, and great local food. <BR> <BR> They also have a used electronic equipment drop off for recycling, compliments of Goodwill and a paper document drop-off for shredd... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:44:26 EST Lillie's Friends 5K & Family Festival~April 23 5k at 9am <BR> Festival at 10:00am <BR> Egg hunt starts at Noon <BR> <BR> for more information Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:15:44 EST 15th Annual Hospice Hope Run~April 16 Registration at 7am, races held throught the morning. <BR> <BR> for more information Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:14:28 EST Winston-Salem Dash Opening Weekend~April 15-17 Games at 7pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm on Sunday <BR> <BR> 336-714-BATS or Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:13:26 EST Junior League Rummage Sale~April 8-9 For more information check out the link: <BR> <BR> I know this is not food and exercise oriented, but we can all stand to save a little moola! Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:11:44 EST Finally utilizing the site & teams :o) I've been on sparkpeople for awhile, but I'm just now really getting serious about it. It has taken me gaining 10 lbs in a month (after already being overweight) to realize I need to WAKE UP! I bought THE SPARK! and have been reading it. I can see how the importance of having a good support group is...soooo this is me reaching out saying "Hi" hoping to make connections with others :o) Mon, 4 Apr 2011 18:40:36 EST New Hi, my name is Deeanna and I am new to this. I am 19 going on 20 and I go to UNC Charlotte. When I come home to Winston for the summer I am looking for a job and hopefully if I get a job a gym that I can join but I am uncomfortable working out by myself. Does anyone know a a gym with a cheap membership for the summer and anyone willing to buddy with me? Mon, 4 Apr 2011 14:22:44 EST anyone looking for a workout/acc ountability buddy I am looking for someone to help keep me accountable with my goals and working out. I am currently triaining for a 5k using the couch to 5k program. We don't have to get together to workout, but it is fine if we do. I just need someone to stay on my butt about this so I don't give up. Thanks so much! Mon, 4 Apr 2011 14:09:52 EST Happy April Fools Day! good morning everyone and happy april fools day! <BR> <BR> It is looking to be a pretty day, highs in the 60's but hey i will take it gladly! <BR> <BR> i always love to hear the April fools day jokes on the local radio stations here, esp rock92.3 and 107.5, have great April fools day pranks... This morning there was an announcement that the NC medical marijuana usage act had been passed and taken affect this morning. Everyone can now get an rx for medical marijuana from their local doctor. ... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:15:33 EST QOTD~3/28 What are you thankful for today? Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:59:57 EST new to sparkers Got any dog lovers here? Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:06:04 EST In it for the long haul... Hi there! <BR> <BR> I am CherryBlossom13! I have been on Sparks before but was never very successful with it. So I'm back! <BR> <BR> It's time to get serious about this... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:11:26 EST QOTD~3/23 What are three things that today has taught you that you can improve on tomorrow? Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:53:28 EST QOTD~3/22 Happy Spring Winston-Salem Sparkers! <BR> <BR> It is March Madness! <BR> <BR> Today's question is, do you participate in the Brackets? If so, who do you have to win? How are your Brackets going so far? Tue, 22 Mar 2011 08:46:56 EST QOTD 3/14 I am sorry Sparkers, I have been a little slack in the QOTD, my job has been a little nuts! <BR> <BR> In honor of daylight savings do you adjust? Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:48:14 EST What is your favorite exercise and dream activity? What do you LOVE to do for exercise? We all have those things we do because we can but what about the exercise you do and it feels like play - what is it? <BR> <BR> And do you have a dream exercise activity? Surfing? Rock Climbing? Hiking? Mountain Climbing? <BR> <BR> Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend! <em>67</em> Sat, 12 Mar 2011 14:02:44 EST Fleet Feet Sports~Run, Walk and Triathlon Training <BR> <BR> Beginner Run/Walk-Registration opens April 1 <BR> <BR> 10K~Begins also in April (contact them for further information) <BR> <BR> Advanced Running <BR> Half Marathon (13.1 miles) began January 4 but they will offer again in August <BR> Marathon (26.2 miles) Begins July 30, 2011 <BR> <BR> Beginner Triathalon 101-Begins in April <BR> Tri4Women: Begins July 2011 <BR> <BR> Contact them at 722-8477 Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:09:23 EST No Boundari es~Fleet Feet beginner 5K Training for more information <BR> <BR> to email the coach directly. <BR> <BR> Registration opens April 1 and will be capped at the first 150 participants. <BR> <BR> Kick Off Meeting: Monday, June 13 <BR> First Workout: Monday, June 20 <BR> Coached Workouts: Monday and Thursday Nights nights from 6-7 <BR> Race Date: Mission 5K on Saurday, August 13th <BR> Cost: $100.00 Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:05:13 EST QOTD~3/7 What is your favorite part of your body? Mon, 7 Mar 2011 09:04:11 EST QOTD~3/3 Oops! I missed yesterday! Sorry Team!! <BR> <BR> If you could be any animal, what would you want to be and why? Thu, 3 Mar 2011 10:01:08 EST QOTD~3/1 If you were a teacher, what subject would you like to teach? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 10:07:43 EST QOTD~2/28 What do you use for a "pick me up"? Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:50:54 EST Consignment Shops? Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I know there are a ton of consignment shops in the Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville area but I need some advice. <BR> <BR> I am in desperate need of some new (not fraying at the edges) clothes. However, 1) I don't like shopping (wish I could do it every 20 years) and 2) I don't have a lot of patience to "search" for that perfect piece. Any suggestions on where to go? (My normal default is to go pick up something at JCPenny's but I'd like to break out of th... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 08:02:26 EST **New Team Challenge* *Operation Beautiful <BR> <BR> Another Sparker blogged about this site and I thought it would make an awesome team challenge. Many of us are in public restrooms, dressing rooms, magazine racks, and various other places during the day. <BR> <BR> I started this in my office by posting them on the bathroom mirror, supply closet, even the fridge. <BR> <BR> It has been a hit. No one knows that I am doing it and is suprising to see and hear the reactions of the women in the office. I jus... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:42:46 EST QOTD~2/25 What are your plans for this weekend? Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:38:38 EST QOTD~2/24 We are fast approaching a new month, what are your goals? Food goals? Fitness goals? General Life Goals? Start thinking about those and let's cheer each other on! Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:02:23 EST Girls Night Out! One Night a Month! I’ve always wanted to go to one but don’t have anyone to grab to come with me - anyone want to make it a SparkPeople/Girl’s Night Out? I’m ready when you are! <BR> <BR> Anyone up for the one in March? <BR> <BR> Sponsored by Forsyth Women <BR> <BR> March 7 at 5:00 p.m. at the New South Diner <link> </link> <BR> April 12 at 5:00 p.m. at Rana Loca <link> </link> <BR> May 10 at 5:00 p.m. at Salem Tavern <link> </link> <... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:06:52 EST Free Yoga Class ~~ Sunday, March 6 3:30 p.m. This is a free one-hour yoga class offered by Sunrise Yoga Studio. It is perfect for anyone - new to yoga, been dabbling in yoga, etc. It is a very relaxing and NON-intimidating experience. <BR> <BR> (Owner Valerie Kiser and the teachers there are incredible - This is a wonderfully welcoming and loving community.) <BR> <BR> Sunrise Yoga Studio <link> </link> <BR> 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Suite 1 Clemmons, NC <BR> (To the left of the K-mart on Lewisville-Clemmons Road) Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:57:50 EST QOTD~2/23 What is your favorite comfort food? Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:14:40 EST Local Running Groups for newbies? I'm looking for a running group locally. Does anyone know of any? I haven't started running yet so I am new at it. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:18:08 EST Warrior Dash Carolinas 2011 <BR> <BR> Looks interesting! Any takers? Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:53:39 EST Another Zumbathon ~~ Friday, March 11 7 - 9 p.m. Mark your calendars for another one! <BR> <BR> It will be at the Enrichment Center (1006 S. Marshall Street Winston Salem) from 7 - 9 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. <BR> <BR> All proceeds support the Enrichment Center. <BR> <BR> Be ready to dance and have fun - Cortney from Fif-Element is incredible (and so are the other 8 instructors they are bringing in!) <BR> <BR> Here's more details about the event: <link> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:57:54 EST QOTD~2/22 If you could go anywhere in the world today, where would you go? Why? Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:34:34 EST QOTD~2/21 What is your favorite "go to" snack? Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:39:21 EST QOTD~2/18 We have such beautiful weather coming up this weekend. <em>67</em> What are your plans? Fri, 18 Feb 2011 08:51:59 EST **New Team Challenge** I have been hearing a lot lately about time contraints on working out and overall well being. I hear a lot of, "I just don't have time to work out" or "I can't get up that early" (well, I have to admit, I heard a lot of that from myself. <BR> <BR> This brings me to a new team challenge...... <BR> <BR> Ditch your TV for a week! <BR> <BR> Yes, you heard me right, ditch it, unplug it, turn it around and throw a towel over it cause it is done. Just for a week. I can tell you from experience t... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 08:26:33 EST **New Team Challenge** I have been hearing a lot lately about time contraints on working out and overall well being. I hear a lot of, "I just don't have time to work out" or "I can't get up that early" (well, I have to admit, I heard a lot of that from myself. <BR> <BR> This brings me to a new team challenge...... <BR> <BR> Ditch your TV for a week! <BR> <BR> Yes, you heard me right, ditch it, unplug it, turn it around and throw a towel over it cause it is done. Just for a week. I can tell you from experience t... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 08:23:29 EST Zumbathon~ ~Saturday, Feb 19, 10-12 There is a Zumbathon on Saturday, February 19 from 10 am to 12 noon to raise money for the American Heart Association. The cost is $5.00 an hour. The location is Novant Health Fitness Center, 1903 South Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC We will be giving away door prizes. 75% of the proceeds go to the American Heart Association "Go Red" campaign. Anyone can attend. I will be teaching both hours. <BR> <BR> Thanks Teadie1! <BR> <BR> If you have any questions, please feel free to message me a... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:41:16 EST Just Joining Hello everyone, I just joined and I'm already enjoying this program. I'm so ready to try some of these inticing recipes and I love the grocery list that is already made out for me for a week, how great is that. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:56:07 EST What is your favorite fitness/health magazine? My hubby prefers Men's Health, but I am having a hard time choosing, what are your thoughts? Mon, 7 Feb 2011 07:58:29 EST SuperBowl Food Ideas? What is everyone having for Super Bowl? <BR> <BR> My family does these little ham and swiss sandwiches .... <BR> <BR> Take a pan of rolls (I have switched to whole wheat) and spray them melted I Can't Believe it's Not Butter and chopped onion and 1 tsp of powdered mustard. <BR> <BR> I use thinly sliced low sodium boar's head swiss cheese and thinly sliced ham for filler and throw it all in the oven to brown the tops and melt the cheese. <BR> <BR> My apologies, since the type of roll, me... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 16:46:55 EST What's for Dinner? What is everyone having for dinner? Thu, 3 Feb 2011 16:41:15 EST Local Runners Are there any Winston-Salem runners lurking the boards? I enjoy to run but sometimes lack the motivation ;-) My goal is to run a half marathon in 2011. Does anybody have any running goals this year? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:10:18 EST What are your goals for the month of February? Saying hello to a new month <em>249</em> and a fresh start! What are your goals for this month? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:36:19 EST Event-Mom and Tots Playdate <BR> <BR> Once again It's the "Mom's & Tot's Playdate" at Fungian's Family Fun Center in Winston Salem. <BR> <BR> Thursday, February 3rd <BR> 10am-12 NOON <BR> <BR> Mom's enjoy a FREE cup of coffee - Courtesy of our friends from Braided Cord Coffee and Books. <BR> <BR> KIDS play for FREE in the soft play area! <BR> <BR> (Dads are welcome too!) Tue, 1 Feb 2011 10:56:43 EST New to Sparkpeople, new to Winston Salem Hi all! A diabetes scare slapped me on the face of truth. I GOT TO LOOSE SOME WEIGHT!! I don't want or need to be skinny. But if i shed at least 50 lbs, I would be so happy, So far, I have lost about 10, just no more sodas. I would like to have a walking buddy, not necessary walking together, but to kind of compete against to keep me motivated. If you;re interested, let me know. I would like to meet my goal on time to celebrate my 25 year wedding anniversary. <em>9</em> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:49:47 EST Mary Kay Party! I am a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant here in Winston and thought that it would be a great idea for some of the ladies in the group to get together for a Mary Kay Party! It would only be about 2 hrs and could be held at someone's house. I just know that everyone would have a blast and this would be a great way for us to get to know each other! <BR> <BR> If you are interested in having/attending a group party (or one for you and your friends), please post! <BR> <BR> Amanda Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:46:57 EST Pretty Day Today It is going to be beautiful today and this weekend, what are everyone's plans? Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:27:27 EST New to town and to Sparkpeople Hello all! I recently returned to NC after being in AL for a few years. A couple of bumps in the road of life have left me with a good 90 lbs to shed. That number is so intimidating. I am so glad to be starting though. I look forward to any advice and encouragement I can get. Oh...and if anyone needs a walking buddy, my dogs and I love the company! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:08:19 EST How can we get this Forum going? Any thoughts? Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:12:12 EST Fit Praise Fit Praise! <BR> Workout to contemporary Christian music with devotion and prayer! <BR> Designed for women of all ages and fitness levels. <BR> Participation is FREE and open to members & non-members. <BR> <BR> 336.760.0030 / <BR> <BR> <BR> When Sun Jan 23 2:30pm – 4pm Eastern Time <BR> Where Women's Wellness & Fitness Center (Winston-Salem) (map) <BR> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:47:54 EST Favorite New Place To Eat I am loving Bob's Big Gas Subs and Pub on the corner of Northwest Blvd. and Reynolda Rd. Their food is really good and they have a lot of healthier food options/choices. My favorite is the baked sweet potato fries. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>taurant/Greensboro/Winston-Salem/Bobs-<BR>Big-Gas-Subs-Pub-Winston-Salem </link> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:43:00 EST Hi Hello all...I am 28 and have lived in the area for a little over a year. I have bounced back and forth with using this website for probably about a year, but have never really gotten into joining the groups and keeping up with my food and activity in here. I have tried many different avenues over the years to get my weight off and hopefully keep it off and here I go with another one! Best of luck to all of you in the coming year and maybe we can all find a little support from people going thr... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:43:12 EST Hello, I am Vanessa. I am 24 and I have been over weight almost all my life. I am not ready to live a healthy lifestyle with the help of you all and this website. I am open-minded, down to earth, kind, smart and love to meet new people. I am looking forward to meeting you all and helping you as you will help me. Thank you for this opportunity, feel free to reply and ask me anything. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 02:19:57 EST Hello fellow Sparkers I just posted on another place; guess this is the correct site. I am grateful to have found this, it looks like a positive, lively place! Today is a good day to start something better for my health. I need to lose weight-30 #, but more important, I need to feel good again...I've forgotten what that feels like. Have several health issues that weigh me down and as I said in my other post; "pun intended!" LOL I walked 2 1/2 miles today and it felt good..beautiful day here! Walked with my dear hu... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 16:15:20 EST Need Team Leader! Greetings, Winston Salem Sparkers! I am sad to announce that my family and I will be moving to Georgia for my husband's job relocation. This is such a wonderful, active group and I hate that I haven't been able to keep up lately (finding a house, moving, etc.). Is there anyone who would like to take over as leader of this great group? If interested, please message me and I will review the submission. Thanks, team! I'll miss you all... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:49:38 EST Wachovia YMCA Downtown Winston-Salem Just joined Spark - I workout at the Wachovia Y on some days during the week at noon. How bout you? Other days I can be found at the Yadkin County Y. Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:52:15 EST Here I go again! I've been overweight off and on, all my life. Several times, I have been at a healthy weight, with little effort, but in the last year, I have gotten up to 170. Once I weighed 187, but I seem to be stable now. <BR> I have a scale that measures body fat percentage. Whether or not it's very accurate, the trend has been for the body fat percentage to keep going up, even though I'm not gaining weight. My job has changed recently, and it's really cramping my exercise for fun time, so I need a... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 16:51:08 EST Dixie Classic Fair! It's that time of year again! <BR> <BR> We went for the first time last year and had a great time. This year I'm entering a few things for the fun of it. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite part of the fair? Is there something that you do or go see every year? (Avoid the fried snickers? Or perhaps you indulge this once a year for some other fair delicacy?) <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:05:09 EST Great Dessert Place My favorite place to go in WS for a not so bad for you dessert is Zack's Frozen Yogurt on Jonestown Rd. I went there a few week ago just for a treat and it turned out that they do offer their nutritional content. They gave me a card that I can keep in my purse that has the information on it. <BR> <BR> My favorite is the Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl. It is fat free and only 21 calorie per ounce. Their small is 6 oz. So it is a nice treat for only 126 calories and no fat. <BR> <BR> If you hav... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 16:49:38 EST Emoticon your day! <em>33</em> <em>40</em> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 12:15:32 EST SparkPoints for today 7 Sun, 15 Aug 2010 12:14:03 EST Reintroducing Myself I had a baby 3 months ago and I need to get back on track with my diet. Fortunately I did lose all of the baby weight I gained but I still need to get my body in better shape. My goal is to get down 25 pounds by the end of the year. I'm going to pick up Jillian Michaels' Shred It DVD today. Hoping that will whip me back into shape. Fri, 6 Aug 2010 12:00:01 EST What's up W-S Sparkers! Hi. Fairly new to Spark People! Lost 17 pounds on my own and have another 5/10 to get rid of - joined Spark for motivation and encouragement (and to give the same to others). I used to walk on the strollway during my lunch breaks - but this 100 degree weather is making that impossible since I work in an office. Just saying hello to all of my W-S peeps! Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:29:30 EST New to the message board Hello, <BR> <BR> I come to intoduce myself, I have been on SparkPeople for a total of 3 days. I am so excited to be apart of something good for me. Wed, 14 Jul 2010 01:39:21 EST Women's Wellness Partner Hello everyone. I have a membership at Women's Wellness Center off of Jonestown and I am looking for a gym buddy. I love to do the eliptical and the classes that LaTonya instructs. I just need someone to make plans with to met so that I have someone to hold me accountable if I don't go. Please let me know if you are interested!!! Oh yeah, and my spark page is way outdated cause of course, I gave up on it so I'm starting over again. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 10:16:12 EST Somebody please talk to me Hellow somebody this is Mr.Bongweni I have just joinn in and I know nothing about spark but my friend has just introduce me to spark. My goal is to lose weight but I am not that bad I am over by 30 pounds to my required weight.I would love anybody to talk to me. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 12:02:57 EST Hi everyone!! Hello everyone! My name's Jennifer, I'm 20 years old and I was born and raised in W-S. I am currently home for the summer from college. I did SP last summer and lost 25 pounds. This past school year was a very difficult one for me and I gained all my weight back and then some. I became depressed and sought counseling. This summer, I have started SP again. I plan to get very involved in teams, blogs, etc. I hope everyone is having a happy Friday and has a happy 4th weekend! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 10:57:56 EST