SparkPeople Garland Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Garland area. Welcome! SparkPeople Garland Sparkers Team Messageboard New to Garland Is this group still active? Anyone interested in working out at Fitness Connection? Sun, 27 Aug 2017 05:31:42 EST It's me and I hate message boards and blogs But they say this helps you lose and I really want to lose 100 pounds. YES 100! I am loving tracking my meals. I have never found an app that works for someone that cooks at home as much as I do until now. I love fresh food! Cooking for myself and my husband... I am a great and creative cook. What I make is often better than eating out... and you actually know what is in your food. I'm diabetic, so that's important. I like to eat out maybe once or twice a week... but I make breakfast ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:46:46 EST hello Hello spark family , I am a 43 year old female. I have been married for 23 years and have two beautiful kids, well they are grown but still they will always be my kids lol. I am a proud grandma of a beautiful boy name King Simmons. That's how came up with the username. Throughout these glorious years I have gained over 100 pounds. Not ever having much time to think about me. But now I want to change all of that. Yes I want to lose this weight for me! I love food, all kinds of it. I have neve... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 02:12:52 EST Mesquite Texas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> SPARK Mesquite Texas * The Official Team <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=64790 </link> <BR> <BR> If you live in Mesquite or if you're like me and visit family, shop, visit the parks/exercise and more in Mesquite - Come Join this Fresh * New Team! <BR> <BR> The previous team for Mesquite has been completely inactive for a long time. <BR> <BR> I'm an Active Leader at ... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:32:32 EST ** Audubon Park Walking ** Oates & Duck Creek <em>311</em> ** Audubon Park Walking ** <em>434</em> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:58:41 EST Sparking Again I've been Sparking off and on for years here on Spark People and when I'm doing it all the time it works. The weight comes off and I make much healthier decisions. I've been back on track for about a week now and I'm excited to see the numbers on the scale drop. <BR> <BR> I work in downtown Garland and live just north of town. What I'm hoping to find in this team is someone who lives near enough to me to meet in person. I'd really enjoy finding a friend who is on the same path as I am ... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:52:44 EST workout buddy Hi. I am looking for a weight loss buddy, someone who goes to the Fittness Connection in Garland. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:51:43 EST Plano Walking Club event 10/18/14 <link><BR>5/allen-tx-walking-event-saturday-oct-<BR>18th/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please come join us. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:26:35 EST St Patrick's Day - Dallas Irish Streets 10K This Saturday, March 15th. Walk registration will be at the White Rock Sports Bar & Grill; 718 N. Buckner Blvd # 108, Dallas, Tx 75218. Registration 8:30 am - 11:30 am. You start walking when you get registered with a set of directions to follow. There is no mass start time. You walk at your own pace as long as you finish by 2:30pm. <BR> <BR> This event explores the Irish-named streets and the Eastwood, Old Lake Highlands, and Lochwood neighborhoods of Dallas. It also follows along Di... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:49:03 EST Ice Storm How is everyone doing? We had two trees fall from the weight of the ice. We spent a good portion of the day clearing our yard. Our power line is still laying in the neighbor's yard. The electric crews are running through the area. Crazy Texas weather. <em>30</em> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 18:35:52 EST Christkindl Market 10K – Dec 7 It's in Arlington, but not a far drive and the Christmas Market sounds like fun. Come out and walk with us! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2/christkindl-market-10k-dec-7/ </link> Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:13:45 EST Walking/Hiking Where are the best places to walk in or near Garland? <BR> <BR> Are there any good natural trails? <BR> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:56:46 EST Who all is still here? I have noticed that most of the posts are quite outdated. Are the Garland Sparkers still active? <BR> <BR> And are you going to make your kids go trick or treating just to bring you candy? Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:19:54 EST New to the team but not SP Why have I never thought to check for a team in Garland? I don't know but glad I did! I am an RN and also going to UTA for my MSN to Family Nurse Practitioner. I have been with SP like forever...really. Before this I lost a ton of weight having started at somewhere around 300 (not sure since the doc stopped weighing me and my 6week post partum weight was 285). <BR> What I really need is motivation to finish this. I am usually stressed and tired and eat sometimes just to stay awake. It would ... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:45:42 EST Want to look good for Football season! I really would like to lose at least 10 lbs. by Sept. 1. Gosh my pants are getting to tight. I keep telling myself - No tastes as good as thin feels! I have gotten hooked on that great Texas Sweet Tea! I need to stop and drink more water. I have limited physical activity due to Multiple Sclerosis. Anyone have suggestions on how to get more exercise when dealing with MS? Tue, 6 Aug 2013 12:41:38 EST No Excuses Hello, I'm Carolyn and I'm working on getting healthy, losing the weight I've collected and getting getting into good physical shape again. I think you have to keep a good sense of humor about it all and try to enjoy the journey. Heck, I enjoyed getting out of shape, so I might as well enjoy getting back into shape. Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:27:14 EST Bike Rides in Garland Hello. New to the group. Anyone want to share their favorite bike routes? <BR> Thanks. Wed, 29 May 2013 15:16:11 EST Women's Book Club in Garland I'm trying to start a book club for women. We will meet for dinner and drinks to discuss books that are voted on to read that month. Great chance to make new friends. Check out the group page and RSVP for the upcoming meeting. Thanks.<BR>k-Club/ Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:07:38 EST Bonham State Park Volksmarch on April 13th. A volksmarch is a sanctioned event that when completed earns you a stamp in your record books. If you are interested in learning more about Somerset come walk with us. There are "new walker" packets available for $5.00 that holds a set of record books and a coupon to pay for the walk. Come start your stamp collect! There are 5K and 10K routes available. This is not a timed event. You walk at your own pace. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>asp?eventid=95531 </link> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:28:43 EST Stomach Bug So I'm just now getting over a stomach bug. Does anyone have simple ways to get back to my diet and excercise without over doing it? Wed, 6 Feb 2013 15:16:58 EST Garland Gal Hiya folks. I live in Garland, TX and working on losing some weight and getting fit. So far I've been doing stuff at home like walk away the lbs with leslie sansone, you can 24 with my Advocare 24 day challenge and loving that I'm feeling better. I still have my "flaws" that I'm working on... but I'm going to push and get through them. :) Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:30:11 EST Back for the Last Time I live in North Garland and have used Spark People before - I would love to get to know people on this team and find others in my area to exercise with. <BR> <BR> I am a member of Lifetime Fitness on Garland Road (my son also works there), I started running in 2012 and will be running my 7th 5K in February. I am getting ready to start training for a 10K. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! <BR> <BR> Lori Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:38:43 EST New to Garland looking for a workout mom buddy. I used SP years ago and lost about 25 lbs. Since then I have gained it but plus more. I just recently moved to Garland. I would love to find some Moms in the Garland area to walk and work out with. I am a member at Lifetime in Garland. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:21:38 EST Neighborhood walk in Northwest Dallas This Saturday, Nov 9th there will be a walk hosted by the Dallas Trekkers. There are two distance options 5K or 11K. You may register to walk anytime between 8:00 am - 10:00 am; as long as you finish by 1:00 pm. Walk registration is at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Rd., Dallas, TX 75229. Only $3.00 registration fee. Come walk with us. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:14:21 EST Homesick!! Hey y'all! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Stacy and I am a Born & Raised Garland Texan! <BR> <BR> (I have also lived in Mesquite.) <BR> <BR> I'm soooooo Homesick! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> In Dec. '09' my hubby lost his job of 19 years at World Color/Quad-Graphics in Dallas the week b4 Christmas and he was unemployed for 7 months. <BR> <BR> We then received a call from the same company in Jonesboro, Arkansas (NE AR/40 mins. from Memphis and 20 mins from MO state line) and we moved/reloca... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:47:52 EST New Sparker <em>213</em> Hello, I'm Renee. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 01:07:28 EST Rowlett Community Center I know this is for Garland Sparkers but I know there are a couple of us from the Rowlett area. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of joining the community center to get access to the gym. Has anyone used this facility? Can you recommend it? I have seen it but I like to get input before I join any gym. <BR> <BR> I would hit this place about two times a week, maybe more during the summer during the hot weather for their treadmills. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:00:01 EST I'm Back I'm back! I weigh less than when I started but I'm still not where I want to be. <BR> <BR> I'm still trying to get back down to 180 pounds and I have set some pretty realistic goals to get me there. <BR> <BR> I still live in Rowlett and this is the closest group to me. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:54:57 EST Joined SP Last Week Hello - I joined Spark People last week and would like to meet people that is taking the same journey. I have the same story as a lot of people - on/off weight loss programs all of my adult life and praying I will reach my goal this time! <BR> <BR> I live in North Garland, a member of Lifetime Fitness (have not been going much), am a beginner runner (consistent for 3 months now) and will be running my first 5K on October 21st. I spent the last 6 years as a walker in the 3-Day 60 mile walk ... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:56:19 EST hello Today I made a decision to start an healthier life and lifesytle, My biggest problem from weight gain is stress and sodas . and i dont execrise. But its time for me to take better care of my self Wed, 8 Aug 2012 11:39:10 EST Where do you work out in the Garland area? Where do you work out? I work out at LA fitness in Rowlett. I looked at several gyms in the South Garland area and for the price, facilities, and attitude, LA fitness was the best. <BR> <BR> Anyone else want to brag on their gym? Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:51:35 EST Repeat offender I join spark people back in jan/09 weighting 198, and here I Am now 3 yrs later, weighting 208 as in may 7 in this week may 15, weighting 202.8 I'm determined this time, hope I get some replays and support, (I know I will) :D Wed, 16 May 2012 00:42:52 EST Hola a todos! hello Everyone! Hola me gustaria encontrar amistades, para seguir este journey juntos, I would like to be able to communicate with people, and have this journey together! Wed, 16 May 2012 00:04:34 EST Hello.... again.... Hi. I am from Garland and I am torn between Sparkpeople and Myfitnesspal. I have tried both, but I am just not very good at eating right every day. I hope to hear from many of you as I would like to have friends on here to talk with along the way. What do you think about Sparkpeople and Myfitnesspal? Does this work for you? Thu, 10 May 2012 20:07:19 EST My Update Today, I did the following: <BR> <BR> Wall Squats with Ball <BR> Walking Lunges <BR> Single Leg Calf Raises at Wall <BR> Crunches with Ball <BR> Bridges on Ball <BR> Pushups on the Ball <BR> Back Extension with Ball <BR> Pendulum with Ball <BR> I also did 10 minutes of swimming but it was too cold to stay in the pool today. <BR> <BR> OUCH! I'm really out of shape but this will help me get where I want to go. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 23:50:48 EST New and Newer... Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Not only am I new to SparkPeople, I'm also new to Texas. I just moved to Rowlett, TX but they seem to not have a group. You're the next city over so I figured we're close enough to join in. :D <BR> <BR> My current goal is to lose 50 pounds. I know I can do this and I look forward to writing about my progress as well as finding motivation in what each of you are doing. <BR> <BR> - Larry Thu, 1 Mar 2012 00:03:42 EST Hello Garland Sparkers! Hello everyone! <BR> I've actually been on the site for about a week or so, but I'm just now getting into it. <BR> <BR> My biggest struggle is being motivated to exercise on a consistent basis. I also have hypothyroidism. I have a 12-year old son and I am trying to become a better role model for him. I recently turned 30 and I don't want to waste another day living unhealthful lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I look forward to participating in the group and wish everyone the best in their own journeys! Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:37:43 EST New Hi! I'm new to this site (again). I live in the South Garland (Almost Mesquite) Area. I had no clue there were that many folks in Garland trying to lose weight. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:49:48 EST Hello Im 27 from Garland. I am new to this and excited about starting this new adventure. I hope to meet new people and ultimately meet my goal....of getting down to 130-133. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:40:58 EST Starting over I'm back! Was sick for a long while and I remain weak. Have set small goals for myself. Will walk to mailbox x 2 daily. Will do chair leg lifts 3 times a week and will do 5 lb arm lifts for biceps and triceps 4 times weekly to tolerance. I am also watching my diet and eating healthier <BR> I don't know how to enter these.. but I am tracking my diet and exercise. Hope to increase weekly. What do you guys think? Tue, 7 Feb 2012 17:26:31 EST New Member I joined Spark People in mid-December. I am hoping this will help me stay on track so I can finally reach my goals. The struggle with weigh loss issues is almost more than I can handle, but I refuse to give up. I have to get my mindset in the right place in order to succeed and that too has been a struggle! <BR> <BR> I would love to have someone that will hold me accountable in this journey. My husband is not very supportive in this regard so it makes it even more difficult. <BR> <B... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 17:34:29 EST New to the team... Moved (back to) Texas five months ago today. Looking for LOCAL support and fellow sparks in my area. I live in Sachse (Garland side). Is this still an active team? Sun, 25 Dec 2011 21:25:00 EST How many are active? Hi, new to site. Starting today. Would like to know if others struggle the same way. Everything I like to eat seems to be bad for you. Are the Garland members active on this site. Mon, 5 Dec 2011 07:21:00 EST Thank You <BR> Hello Garland Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Thank you all. I am really excited. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:59:39 EST Hola Garland!!! Hey everyone - I live in Rowlett but since there are no Rowlett Teams, I decided I would join Garland - hope thats cool! <BR> <BR> I would love to meet other local active people, maybe get together for fitness related fun?? Walks, disc golf, hikes... whatever, so if anyone else is interested in getting together and maybe forming a group thing holler!! <BR> <BR> Susie* <BR> aka: Donut* Sun, 24 Jul 2011 14:12:31 EST Want to form a real life group? If anyone is interested I would be willing to organize hikes, walks, beginners runs, visits to the Garland Rec centers (it is really cheap to join the city of garland owned rec centers..just 25/year for residents) etc. I already volunteer hosting hikes and other social events for a local freethought group (which most of you probably wouldn't be interested in) but should have time to organize one or two spark garland events a month (and would hope after kickstarting the idea others would feel... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:00:22 EST 50% off TYR Swimming & Triathlon Gear - Schwaggle =) <BR> <BR> Limited inventory! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>3/50-percent-off-on-all-items-at-tyrco<BR>m/national?cmp=24-4-61421-7 </link> <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:54:55 EST New here to sparks people.... Hi...I'm new here...and wanting to get into shape and get healthier is my new plan (once again)...I've been a yo-yo dieter my whole life...and my inner fat chick has always won out over being healthy and skinny..but after seeing a picture of myself, I see that what I thought I looked like and what I really look like are 2 different views. My Inner fat chick says "you dont look overweight" but now that I've seen pics....I want to try to be healthy, lose weight, exercise more nd learn to igno... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:58:48 EST New I am new to SP and actually live in Wylie. Anyone else on this team live in Wylie? Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:55:28 EST What's On Your Plate - 4/12/11 Good morning Garland Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I hope this finds you doing well this beautiful Tuesday morning! Not much on my plate today. I hope to get out later this afternoon for a nice easy run. Other than that it's laundry, work and studying for my ACE exam. <BR> <BR> Make it a GREAT day! <BR> <BR> Nancy Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:02:04 EST Hello??? Anyone still here? Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:14:58 EST Has anyone else signed up? I just signed up for the spark virtual 5k for April 10-16. Has anyone else signed up? I was looking for some accountability partners to train with and to also possibly do the virtual 5k with. I am planning on walking/jogging the race. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:59:56 EST Newbie Hi all, <BR> I was so happy to find a group so close to home. I do not actually live in Garland, I live in Sachse just right outside of Garland. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone as we all work towards a common goal. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 09:40:33 EST Does anyone do yoga? Does anyone do yoga as their primary form of exercise? What kind and where do you like to go? Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:28:15 EST 8 Ways to Stay Fuller Longer Came across this Yahoo! article today. Information we've undoubtedly heard before, but who couldn't use a little reminder now and then? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ght-loss/8-ways-stay-full-longer </link> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:48:12 EST New here I recently had bariatric surgery and have already lost 50% of my doctor's goal (my goal is about 10 lbs less). However the weight loss has now slowed down and I need the group support and new recipes ideas, sick of eating the same thing. Please don't think I'm cheating by having the surgery, I still have to fight for every lb., and it was just another tool like a treadmill. Finding foods high in protein (essential since I can only eat very small portions), that are not full of fat and still t... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 21:37:50 EST Coming back to the Garland Team - Is anyone here? Hi - it's me, Jennifer. I've joined the Garland team at least once, but came back to see if anybody was around. <BR> <BR> Looks like I missed the big picnic by mere days - figures - sigh. I had no idea - would loved to have been there. <BR> <BR> Let me know if anyone is around here. <BR> <BR> Jennifer Sat, 2 Oct 2010 18:28:59 EST Hey everyone! Hey everyone, I'm new to this. A friend of mine, who is a member on this site, told me about it. She has had such great success and her positive attitude helped me turn to her for advice and help. I'm 26 and have battled weight my entire life but June 28th, when I lost my job, I began emotional eating and have gained so much weight in what seemed over night. My energy, confidence, and jive for life is completely gone. I turned to her and she directed me here so hopefully I can find a new... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 18:07:38 EST AWESOME new features for SP mobile app!! Here's all the information from SparkGuy's latest blog: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=SPARKGUYANDTEAM </link> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:25:45 EST First Time Spark Person =) Ok, first time here...not first time to try this diet thing. I've taken a quick tour of the site and it looks promising. I read about this site on Yahoo! a week or two ago and just now got to it. Procrastination-another reason for my being overweight. Either way, I'm excited! I'm ready! It's due time for me to get serious about getting healthy. I'm doing this for myself, as well as my daughter. Let's do this! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:40:08 EST Mark your calendar! SPARK PICNIC - SEPTEMBER 26 You’re Invited!! <BR> <BR> WHO: Dallas area members (and surrounding areas) <BR> WHAT: Fall Picnic <BR> WHEN: September 26th, 2010 @ 4pm <BR> WHERE: Flag Pole Hill at White Rock Lake <BR> BYOF: Bring your own food (and drink - water, etc.). If you want to eat at the lake, bring something with you, if you just wanna hang/meet with other Sparkers, eat before you come. <BR> <BR> Activities: Wanna go for a walk? Perhaps others will too, just ask! <BR> Wanna ride your bike? Cool... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:28:29 EST Walking Is the Greatest!!!! :) I just walked a mile and a 1/2 with my aunt!!! (inspiration)...What a beautiful morning!!! :) !!! Joined in the neighborghood by passing walkers!!! I used to cycle all of the time...but I am finding that walking takes more energy!!! And I used to think I was really workin' it!!! Walking is where it's at!!! Please spark mail me if you are interested in walking with me....a fellow sparker!!! :) Suz Sun, 8 Aug 2010 09:33:30 EST Getting together to walk!!!! :) We are fortunate To live in Garland wherein we have 2 great walking trails to choose from!!! White Rock Lake...which a few of us did this AM...and the Duck Creek trail!!!! Please let me know if you have an interest in this and you can join with those of us who get together. This morn we had three...There may be some morns where only two people walk....But, lets' get to it!!! Hope you'll be interested!!! :) Suz Sat, 7 Aug 2010 09:48:09 EST Round 2 on SP, first time on this team... Hello! I am back on sparkpeople after a 4 year break. I had a lot of success back then...lost 40 pounds, which was half of my goal then. BUT, I changed careers, life got crazy-busy, and I didn't have the energy to keep up with meal planning. (Gained all that weight back, plus another 30!) Now that I am 40, I really want to get healthy and stay that way. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis, and a family history of diabetes that I want to avoid! This is the end of my 2nd week, and I have lo... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 23:41:53 EST 65 new Spark Goodies to give & receive!! <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=SPARKGUYANDTEAM </link> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:07:41 EST Getting Started I am new to SP, but not to trying to lose weight. As of 1 year ago I had lost almost 52 pounds... and gained 25 of it back in the last year. I am trying to connect with people so I can stay accountable and keep strong on this journey. After my 30th birthday I decided I better just get off my butt and do something about it instead of just "wishing it away", which obviously doesnt work. Anyone have any ideas on the max number of days per week strength training should be done? Tue, 22 Jun 2010 22:14:45 EST New Sparker Hi my name is Joanne. I'm 33, live in Garland, TX, and am a proud mother of 2 boys, 3 months and 6 years old. I work full-time and am a part-time student at UT Dallas. <BR> <BR> I joined this site as part of a new goal to track my calories and start losing weight again after my latest pregnancy. I've been overweight my entire adult life but I don't want to be for the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> I'm always open to making new friends, particularly those with a lot of weight to lose or sim... Thu, 20 May 2010 00:33:33 EST SparkPeople Newbie Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am just starting to get use to everything here. Its all much more in depth then I had thought, which is a really good thing. I like it compared to other weight loss websites. <BR> <BR> One of my goals is to write a blog everyday however I haven't been doing so well with that. It was be great if i could gain a friend from the community who logs on everyday to come bug to do it. <BR> <BR> Taking it one day at a time and one goal at a time. <BR> thanks, <BR> aman... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 18:23:42 EST Gotta do this now! Hi <BR> I'm so glad I ran across this program. I'm must loose the weight now as I am beginning to teach taekwondo to children. I started taking lessons several years ago but stopped practicing after having my FOURTH child, a 15 month old boy. I begin exercising full force yesterday with doing forms and running which is a little different now being 40 year old. So I need the help of others to stay true and balanced. Looking forward to joining and keeping in touch with all of you. Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:28:11 EST Hi This is my first time on this site and I have to say that I love it. I got interested because a friend of mine gave me the book and I believe in everythingg that it stands for. Right now though I have been lacking inspiration. I am a personal trainer and give inspiration to people all day long but seem to have lost my spark to take care of me. I am hoping to get reunited with my love in this forum. My goal is to drop 20-25 pounds by the end of July and to start working out for an hour 3-... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:40:17 EST Removing myself from team leader Hello all! I have been doing more offline so it's just not as possible for me to be a good team leader anytime soon. I will still be on the team and hope everyone all the best. <BR> Best wishes on being the best you, Linda Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:50:26 EST Joining Spark for a Healthier New Year I just read about this site and decided to join to get my health and fitness goals off to a good start! Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:21:58 EST Repeat offender LOL So this is my re-re-introduction. I have 130 pounds to lose before December 31, 2010. But really December 18,2010. Why you might ask... well 2 reasons. 1 I graduate from college on December 18 AND I am getting married (actually a vow renewal b/c we didn't have a wedding the first time b/c of immigration stuff, he's from the UK) ANYWAY. I have some major life moments on there way in and also my bonus son's HS graduation in May (50 pounds by then would be nice) So there you have it. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 19:18:06 EST New Recipe Applications for iPhone & Blackberry <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=SPARKGUY_SPTEAM </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> From SparkPeople Resident Expert Dave: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> We are pleased to announce the launch of 2 new smartphone applications. They both bring the best of to your phone, letting you search or browse the almost 200,000 recipes on the site. You can also do things like save your favorites, so that you can always find a healthy recipe whenever you have yo... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 14:29:43 EST Save the Date - Show Your Spark Book Club Weekend! <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=SPARKGUY_SPTEAM </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> From Resident Spark Expert Jenny - <BR> <BR> One of the biggest and most important"Show Your Spark" Weekends is coming this January 22nd- 24th, 2010. This is your chance to show others that you're part of a worldwide movement in fitness, nutrition and healthy living! <BR> <BR> As many of you know, one of the biggest reasons that SparkPeople is free is because our members do such an a... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 18:00:57 EST Start Today-New & Improved Spark Awards & Trophies <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=SPARKGUY_SPTEAM </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> From Coach Nicole: <BR> <BR> Good morning SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Today we launched a new feature: SparkTrophies. Previously, members could earn trophies by accumulating SparkPoints. Beginning today, members can earn a variety of trophies for reaching new milestones such as SparkVersaries (your anniversary of joining the site), being a Trivia leader, and losing weight! Here's a list o... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 12:46:53 EST Happy Thanksgiving <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!! <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2009 13:11:49 EST Sign up for 2 Holiday Email Newsletters from SP! <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=25<BR>74687 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> From SparkExpert Stepfanie: <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving is almost here, and the winter holidays follow closely behind. While most people write off the holidays as a time when healthy living is impossible, that's not the case! <BR> <BR> Before you panic, remember that SparkPeople is here for you! We know that holidays are challenging times for our members. <BR> <BR> With all... Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:34:30 EST GREAT news for Wii & Wii Fit users! SparkGuy's latest blog - posted by Coach Nicole <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=SPARKGUY%5FSPTEAM </link> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We know that many members enjoy exercising and getting active by using the Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit. We have received many inquiries about how to track these exercises on the site, but until now, we didn't have any data available about the calories burned for these activities. <BR> <BR> The American Counci... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:42:35 EST A better choice for rehydration for me <link><BR>820 </link> <BR> <BR> Milk, nonfat, 1 cup <BR> CALORIES 86 CARBS 12 FAT 0 PROTEIN 8 <BR> <BR> Gatorade/Powerade, 1 cup <BR> CALORIES 60 CARBS 15 FAT 0 PROTEIN 0 Thu, 29 Oct 2009 21:25:27 EST *** Important Notice from SP *** Wanted to be sure everyone saw this. <BR> <BR> *** Today's Feature *** <BR> <BR> Site Maintenance Tonight <BR> <BR> The SparkPeople site will be down for maintenance tonight from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Thank you for your understanding! <BR> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 14:42:42 EST Good Evening Garland Sparkers!! Just thought I would stop by to say Hi. Hope everyone is well. Looking forward to some sunshine maybe Thursday. Thanks again for the support and encouragement, this is such a positive group of people. I love it! <em>252</em> Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:43:31 EST The Four Moves That Change Your Health The Four Moves That Change Your Health <BR> By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. <BR> <BR> Editors: Please note the shirttail change through 9/19/09. <BR> <BR> Want health reform? Don't wait for consensus in Washington (it might take a while). Start your own personal health reform by doing just four things. The result: You can dramatically change your health by cutting your stroke risk in half. Yes, half. Considering that someone dies from a stroke every three to four minutes, that'... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:18:34 EST Are You Giving Your Goals Your Best Effort? There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between. <BR> - Pat Riley, basketball coach <BR> Are You Giving Your Goals Your Best Effort? <BR> Your dreams deserve better than a half-hearted effort. Meet your goals with a weak handshake and they'll soon be waving you goodbye. Since you probably don't want to look back on a life full of "almost made it" memories, it's time for total commitment. Leave it all on the field, don't... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:33:04 EST Heart disease is still our #1 killer Since my mom's stroke Dec.2004 her entire life is different and so is my family. For those who end up with massive brain damage everything is a struggle and it doesn't go away like those who have mild strokes. Simple things like using the bathroom is an event. Mom fell recently and has been in and out of the hospital. The sad part is how frustrating it is for her to let people know what is going on. It took 12 to 14 hours to get the x-ray good enough for them to splint her finger since it was... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 14:37:05 EST Looking for support in losing weight. I am new to this site and honestly have never gone online for help in losing weight. I'm kind of shy about this and don't know what to expect. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 17:26:38 EST Atkins???? I don't know if I am posting in the correct area, but can I get some sparkers feedback on the Atkins Diet. I am considering it, but not sure! HELP! Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:17:32 EST Inspiration --I would like to NOT feel my fat roll So, I've not seen any recent postings on this subject. I have many inspirations for losing weight. One that I really like would be to NOT feel the fat roll from my belly when I sit! <BR> My other inspiration is the hope that science will come up with good tasting (pizza/choc/cookies/ice cream/mex. food) that is just as healthy for you as eating barley! Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:58:05 EST Hello! Garland - Debbie (aka Wildfire) Hello fellow Garland team! <BR> I'm 48, but will only admit to being 37 several times. Feeling the age and need to get this extra weight off to feel better about myself and raise the energy level! I've joined Lifetime Fitness in hopes (again) that I can stick to a fitness/better eating program. <BR> The best time for me to work out is early weekday mornings- otherwise work and life allow to many excuses! <BR> I also have three wonderful dogs whom I try to walk just about every day in one of ... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:55:02 EST Hello Everyone Hi everyone. I'm new to sparkpeople as well as new to Garland. I lived in Rowlett for a short while but previously was Active Duty Air Force. Born and raised in California. Look foward to this experience. Thanks! Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:39:53 EST Hello All! My name is Cyndi, I'm 29, and I live in Richardson right on the border of Garland. Since there was not a Richardson group, I figured this would be the closest thing. :) <BR> <BR> I'm working on changing my eating habits again. This time, I'm cutting more sugar out of my diet since I found out that I have a problem processing and breaking down sugar in my system. Sad, but true! I'm only having to make a few minor adjustments. <BR> <BR> I'd like to lose some weight during the process. I'... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 17:49:05 EST I'm addicted and it's a good thing, lol Was thinking about healthy habits that I have picked up and am so happy I have made them a habit in my life. No matter what is going on in my life I drink over 64oz of water a day 99% of the time. It's a habit and now that it is set in my brain I don't even think about it I just do it. So what are some healthy habits you are happy you do out of habit now? Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:14:44 EST Hi everyone! This is Courtney. I am trying to lose a bunch of weight, and improve my overall health. I want to be able to run around with my kids, and look and feel better. Myself and 9 others are doing a weight-loss challenge similar to the biggest loser. It has made me more accountable for my actions. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:54:52 EST Joining our neighbors in the biggest loser program My name is Jodi Bilyeu and I just now completed the first session of a workout program called Biggest Loser Mesquite. Together, the people in our program lost more than 200 pounds over an eight-week period. We are about to start session 2 of our program, but we are having a hard time coming up with participants. Do you think you could send a Sparkmail out to the Garland Sparkers and see if anyone is interested. They can visit <link> </link> for more information... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:05:34 EST Goals met for June! 1) ANDREA0301 2,245 <em>248</em> <BR> 2) MCAMOMMY 2,180 <em>248</em> <BR> 3) SP_NANCY 1,645 <em>248</em> <BR> 4) DCOUCH1 1,409 <em>248</em> <BR> 5) SUNSTRANDS 1,114 <em>248</em> <BR> 6) LGCHRISTIAN 1,100 <em>248</em> <BR> 7) MYLAUREN2 1,063 <em>248</em> <BR> 8) MJOLNIR 1,050 <em>248</em> <BR> 9) DAMIXMINDS 990 <em>248</em> <BR> 10) CINDYWENDY73 950 <em>248</em> <BR> 11) SCOOK027 ... Sat, 4 Jul 2009 11:05:15 EST Stressed OUT!!! <BR> I am sooo stressed out! I separated from my husband and need to rent or sell our home and its not even showing. I have been able to manage my emotional eating so far but its sooo frustrating!! Just wanted to vent!! Thanks! Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:37:37 EST Member of LifeTime Fitness? Hey is anyone a member of LifeTime Fitness here in Garland? I've been a member for about a year, however I've just really started using the club. Wondering if anyone else worked out there. <BR> <BR> Angie Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:56:15 EST Hello All!! Hello All, I am excited to be a part of this website. It has been only a few days and I am loving it! I am trying to lose at least 30 lbs. if not more. This summer I have jump started my fitness plan as I am a teacher and have the summer off. So let the weight come off. <BR> <BR> Angie <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> Could someone please tell me how to add a profile pic? Wed, 24 Jun 2009 02:00:08 EST Hi! I'm new! Hi everyone, I am new to Spark people but not to Garland. I grew up here and returned here because I just love it. I am looking to lose almost 100 lbs. I want to do it the healthy realistic way. I am a recently downsized(no pun intended) pastry chef. I am bored to death! I'd love to hear from you soon! Sun, 21 Jun 2009 23:17:58 EST GARLAND SPARKLERS GET TOGETHER... Hey guys! <BR> A quick not to check if you are planning to attend the meet up on June the 28th at Audubon Park. <BR> Please let me know ASAP. <BR> That really would help. <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> Lucie Wed, 17 Jun 2009 19:35:53 EST Food or No Food for Monthly Rally????? Need help with decisions on bringing food or no food, so that is what this survey is all about!!! More information on the Rally will be given this Sat. <BR> Hope everyone who wants to come get's too, look forward to seeing everyone. Please state your suggestions, preferences in the thread so decisions can be based on votes. <BR> So far it is at Audubon Park 6/28 starting at 1:00pm. Still working out the details on exact location/area of Audubon Park so will give better details at a later tim... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:18:56 EST WHERE'S THE DAILY CHALLENGE ??? Hey guys... <BR> Did I miss it or can anyone tell me what is the daily challenge ? <BR> If there's none, I'm going back to bed! <em>246</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 14:11:31 EST I HAVE TO SHARE... Well, I did it! I have finaly got my 10lbs lost with WW.!! WOOHOO! Actually, my grand total for 6 weeks in 12.6lbs. So, I am at 1.4lbs away to reach my 5% weight lost goal. I am so excited. <BR> Another thing I think I need to share is that when I started WW, my blood sugar was at 264. Now my average is between 120 & 130. Now that is cool! <BR> Enough for now...I'm on my way to see George Strait! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 6 Jun 2009 09:55:22 EST NO BOWLING THIS WEEK BUT.... Hello everyone! <BR> No bowling this week- instead I'm gonna dance the night away to George Strait's music on Saturday night at JerryLand (aka Cowboys Stadium). <BR> As anyone started to think about what we can do on the Spark WeekEnd ????? <BR> Let me know! <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 15:10:01 EST Monthly goals and recaps My goals for June.....the same as May, again, lol and adding one a reminder...Daily annoyance for me is I forget to track stuff. I will track my goals everyday!!! <BR> <BR> WEIGHT LOSS: Swim every other day <BR> EVALUATION: Did not do as well as I had hoped this month and am thinking this month I will get plenty of practice with my swimming <BR> NUTRITION: Have 12oz (or under) of soda at lunch <BR> EVALUATION: I am working on it. I took sodas out of the house completely so I wouldn't be so t... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 16:01:57 EST Goals met for May! 1) DCOUCH1 2,758 <em>248</em> <BR> 2) SP_NANCY 2,480 <em>248</em> <BR> 3) ANDREA0301 2,455 <em>248</em> <BR> 4) LGCHRISTIAN 1,866 <em>248</em> <BR> 5) NIGHTOUWL 1,442 <em>248</em> <BR> 6) SUNSTRANDS 1,246 <em>248</em> <BR> 7) MCAMOMMY 1,045 <em>248</em> <BR> 8) MYLAUREN2 1,005 <em>248</em> <BR> 9) SCOOK027 985 <em>248</em> <BR> 10) SLC199 978 <em>248</em> <BR> 11) DAMIX... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:34:43 EST HELLO Hi Everyone I'm Vicki I work fulltime also i'm a parttime travel agent I was thinking it would be fun we could go on a Spark People Cruise. It would be a fun group to do. vickis21 Sun, 31 May 2009 10:22:16 EST BOWLING ANYONE ??? Every Sunday, we can bowl at AMF (Garland) for 0.99 a game (before 1:00pm) <BR> I would like to go this coming Sunday around 10:00am-Anyone care to join me ? Below, here's the address to go there: <BR> <BR> (972) 613-8100 <BR> 1950 Plaza Dr. <BR> Garland, TX 75041 <BR> <link><BR>age.htm </link> <BR> <BR> See ya there! <em>130</em> Thu, 28 May 2009 19:54:16 EST RE-Introduction Hi All! Spadiva here. I live in Garland off Rosehill Rd. and Rowlett Rd. I'm not a newbie I just put losing weight on the back burner the past year. Managed to gain back all but 8 pounds of the 78 pounds I lost last year. So now I need to lose about 125 pounds. I am back on track now though. Glad to see the Garland Sparkers are still going strong! Wed, 27 May 2009 10:51:32 EST LOOKING FOR EXERCISING BUDDIES Hey guys...anyone interested in exercising with me ? I sure need the motivation and friendhship. <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> <em>34</em> Tue, 26 May 2009 11:59:54 EST PICNIC AND ACTIVITIES AT AUDUBON PARK... Hey guys! <BR> Anyone interested in a picnic with volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, etc.etc....tomorrow at Audubon Park? <BR> My husband and I will be there 11:00am (he needs to be more active! <em>211</em> ) <BR> You will be able to find us pretty easily as we will put balloons for you to find us... <BR> Hope to see a lot of you tomorrow.... <BR> ps: if you have outdoor games, please bring it with you (if you are up to) Sun, 24 May 2009 17:28:20 EST Hawaiian Falls Waterpark is OPEN!!!!! WooHoo!!!!! It opened for the season this weekend so if you love the water it's a great place for fun for everyone. <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 24 May 2009 09:53:40 EST Newest Garland Sparker of the Moment! Hello Everyone- <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Today is my first day!!! I am excited to see there are so many Garlanders here! I would love to know if there are fitness activities and events planned by the group for the group! I need to lose 1/2 my body weight and am seeking for accountability partners that are in my same journey. Looking forward to meeting y'all Wed, 20 May 2009 17:17:21 EST Looking for some fellow Garlanders! :) Hey there! <BR> <BR> Just joined with 38 pounds to loose! I'm the COO of a wonderful company called "Our Household" hee..hee.. I oversee 2 sons, 1 daughter and a hubby of 10 years. If anyone needs a spark buddy let me know! :) Hope to hear from you soon! Tue, 19 May 2009 15:30:02 EST New and Improved cleaning action... It's me, Lauren. I went to work on saturday morning, no time to log on the 'puter. I get home at 2 am,hit the hay and awake with great anticipation of going to see the first place Rangers sweep the Angels. Sit in a very large traffic jam on the way home from the Ballpark. Too much sun at the game, get in the house take a small nap. Catch up on all my fav shows since work has me going and going like the energizer bunny for the past week. I check into the site and low and behold there is no ... Mon, 18 May 2009 00:48:30 EST Know a good plumber that doesn't rip people off? I will be needing a plumber very soon and am hoping to find someone who does their job well and doesn't want to rip me off, any suggestions? Tue, 5 May 2009 02:29:10 EST What kind of vehicle are you? Kind you want to be? I know it's probably unusual but in reality our bodies are organic machines. So maybe it would be good to know what kind we are and want to be. Plus I thought it would be fun to think and write about. <BR> Right now I feel like a rundown four door just like the car in my drive way, lol. I want to feel like the 1972(year I was born, lol) Cadillac Convertible I used to be. I am thinking I need to meet somewhere in the middle with a medium hybrid/or all electric truck, still very strong but ha... Mon, 4 May 2009 14:51:27 EST Walking/Running in Garland (measured) Hey Garland Sparkers! <BR> <BR> 2 Questions: <BR> <BR> 1) I was wondering where the best places in Garland are to walk where your distance is measured. I live near Lakeview HS. They have a track I've walked on before, but I wonder if there's an easier way then counting laps around a track. <BR> <BR> Does Audobon have distance labeled walking trails? I've walked there before, but don't remember seeing mile markers. <BR> <BR> 2) Those of you who might wear a pedometer (which would elim... Mon, 4 May 2009 14:18:21 EST Goals for May, recap for April My goals for April..... <BR> WEIGHT LOSS: Swim every other day <BR> EVALUATION, I am on a schedule which will help make this goal possible <BR> NUTRITION: Have 12oz (or under) of soda at lunch <BR> EVALUATION, There were a few days this month that I drank sodas it was nice to know I don't have to have them all the time and was very surprised how well I did without them <BR> PROFESSIONAL LIFE: Organize, Organize, Organize <BR> EVALUATION I am getting better <BR> PERSONAL LIFE: Relax and breath... Fri, 1 May 2009 08:49:20 EST Monthly challenge!!! Sticking with the 30 minutes of any exercise 5x week!!! So lets go team!!! The weather is getting much better for walks as long as you remember an umbrella just in case, lol. If you can't go outside or your struggling with what to do? I get up and walk in place for 10 min 3x a day!!! Go Garland!!! Fri, 1 May 2009 07:41:10 EST New Here as well!!!! Hey there all! Name is Jacque and just signed up last Friday. Just trying to navigate and get my bearings here on this site as sometimes seems a little busy with everything going on... Anyway, wanted to say hi and hope that this will work out for me...Need to lose about 30 lbs and just stopped smoking a week ago and so really looking for a complete lifestyle change here!!!!! <em>30</em> Mon, 27 Apr 2009 17:58:12 EST New here Hi. My name is Cheryl and I just joined SparkPeople. I had lap-band surgery 2 1/2 years ago, but I still need to adjust my attitude about eating, especially when it is emotional eating. I work at a high-stress job and live alone, so there is usually no one but the dogs to vent to. I look forward to 'talking' with the members of this Garland team to keep me motivated and keep me on track. Attitude is everything. I need to change mine! <em>24</em> Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:38:33 EST Lauren here... Hi, <BR> I am new to the site and figured I should introduce myself. I live with seven cats, one dog and the husband. They all try to keep me busy. I enjoy watch the Stars play, even though they didn't make the playoffs. I will never be a cowboys fan!!! My work scedule is never the same, so I am trying to remain on track some how. Sat, 11 Apr 2009 14:31:47 EST New years resolutions in April!!! It's never to late <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=133 </link> Mon, 6 Apr 2009 16:53:36 EST What are your goals for April? My goals for April..... <BR> WEIGHT LOSS: Swim every other day <BR> NUTRITION: Have 12oz (or under) of soda at lunch <BR> PROFESSIONAL LIFE: Organize, Organize, Organize <BR> PERSONAL LIFE: Relax and breathe 5 minutes a day <BR> SPIRITUAL LIFE: Spend 4 days a week outside <BR> Lately I have been struggling with excessive stress and nervous energy so most of my focus this month is on things that help reduce stress. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 15:55:52 EST April Goals Starting the goal threads again...I'm inspired by the earlier posts MRSHERNANDEZ55 had done on goals and wanted to start them back up again. I will be playing around with it today so hopefully it will help us get and stay focused for those like me who struggle with focus. <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=6843x12374x<BR>17046939 </link> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12374x164<BR>84064 </link> Mon, 6 Apr 2009 15:02:36 EST April Challenge, With my computer issues I was unable to start off the month the way I wanted so this post is a tad late but still on so no slacking, lol!!! <BR> Since the activity challenge is pretty helpful for us we will be sticking with it for April!!! 30 minutes of any exercise 5x week!!! So lets go team!!! No excuses if you can't go outside or struggling with what do I do? I get up and walk in place for 10 min 3x a day!!! You can also run in place for 30 to 60 seconds 30 to 60 times a day, it's very s... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:15:46 EST Posting Photos, All members should be able to add them. Do you have pictures of Garland that you want to share? Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:08:58 EST Dealing with weather changes and allergies? Ok this weather is really messing with me and my allergies!!!! How is everyone dealing with it? Any home remedies you want to share? Mon, 6 Apr 2009 13:45:10 EST Hai ^.^ I'm new to SparkPeople, also pretty new to weight loss. I'm not easily motivated unfortunately, and even when motivated I don't really have the urge to get up and work out, no matter how bad I want to shed the pounds. I'm only eighteen years old with a Data pulling job that requires me to sit at a computer. When I'm not working I'm taking care of my ferrets and talking online to the only friends I have (sad I know), and if I am not doing that, I'm playing video games. Not a very good life st... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:44:23 EST Back online!!! Wow it feels like forever!!! My computer freaked out and is finally up and running again!!! I will be catching up today and will be posting by tomorrow hopefully...Hope everyone is doing great and staying dry if they can it's pretty bad outside this morning!! <BR> <em>224</em> <em>435</em> Wed, 11 Mar 2009 08:53:12 EST Newbie here!!! Hello everyone!! I am new here to SparkPeople! I tried it last year this time but fell off the wagon! I think my mind is right and I could use any encouragement/motivations/tips etc!!!! I look forward to meeting you all!!! <em>30</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2009 10:00:29 EST 2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=624587 </link> <BR> Makes sense since our breathing patterns change when we are active compared to when we are sitting or lounging around relaxing. Tue, 3 Mar 2009 10:29:39 EST Challenge goals met for February!!! 1) SP_NANCY 2,500 <em>248</em> <BR> 2) BERRABBIT 1,475 <em>248</em> <BR> 3) ANDREA0301 1,324 <em>248</em> <BR> 4) J.BIRD1972 1,220 <em>248</em> <BR> 5) ZAKAREE 1,111 <em>248</em> <BR> 6) SLC199 1,064 <em>248</em> <BR> 7) LGCHRISTIAN 984 <em>248</em> <BR> 8) WILLANDKADYSMOM 951 <em>248</em> <BR> 9) KRISTIEMAN 846 <em>248</em> <BR> 10) PMSMITH3 815 <em>248</em> <BR> 11) CLO777 815 <em>248</em> <BR> 12) PECHRISTIAN 792 <em>248</em> <... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 09:49:32 EST March Challenge!30 minutes of any exercise 5x week The start of a new day and month of team goals!!! So lets get up and get in that 30 minutes no less then 5 times a week!!! I will be adding the minutes up April first and will post the goal met on this post. Be sure to track your team goals so they can be added at the end of the month!!! For the top ten members you will receive your goodies April 1st as well. Please add me as your friend if your profile is set on private so you can get your goodies!!! Also if you have not done your profile ye... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 09:40:31 EST Daily quotes meant to inspire Words can sting like anything.But silence breaks the heart. <BR> Suzanne Nichols <BR> SparkPeople Translation <BR> It's true, when a person says something negative about us, even if it's the truth and they mean to help us, it hurts. But by speaking to us, it means they at least care enough to take time for us. What could be worse than being put down? Try being ignored. When someone ignores us, even if they don't mean it, they are saying they do not even have the time to deal with us. Anyone o... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:22:21 EST Looking to make permanent changes Hi, My name is Bren and I found this site tonight while trying to find some meal plans to get me back on the right track. I moved to Garland in October. Would love to chat with others in the area and hope to motivate as well as be motivated. Fri, 27 Feb 2009 07:08:39 EST Challenges for Garland Sparkers!!! Suggestions, biggest need???? Would love to know what everyone thought and needed for a monthly challenge that way we can make it official, lol. CARISSAMA82 suggested at least 30 minutes of any exercise 5 times a week in February, which is a great challenge. <BR> We could stick with that and set it up for the March challenge or if there is something else lets talk about it and figure it out... <BR> 30min 5x a week= 150 minutes for the week and 600 minutes for the month!!! <BR> Top twenty ... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:09:44 EST Anything on your mind, need anything? Hello, Just thought I would touch base and see if there was any members needing help with getting started or needing feedback. Have any feedback for the group leaders that you want to discuss please post it or send it to us in a private message if your more comfortable with that. Please remember to track your team goals and minutes as much as possible. Would also love suggestions for March challenge!!! Go team!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:48:32 EST For the love of emoticons! !!!Express your day 2/12/09 <BR> <em>4</em> <em>91</em> <em>265</em> <em>295</em> <em>246</em> <em>180</em> <em>284</em> <em>102</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:18:41 EST Hope everyone is OK Just checking in with the Garland Sparkers to see if everyone weathered the storm last night...what crazy weather for February, although today is absolutely gorgeous. Make it a GREAT day. <BR> <BR> HAPPY SPARKING! <BR> Nancy Wed, 11 Feb 2009 09:21:53 EST Motivational quotes This is a great one for me since I do really love being healthy and need to fully committed to it now. <BR> “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” <BR> Quote by Johann Wolfgang Goethe <BR> SparkPeople Translation <BR> Can you think of a time that you watched something happen without standing up for what you believe in? It is not enough to know what you believe in. You must be willing to use your passion to fuel success. Even if it is doing a small simple ... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:29:34 EST Have you used the team goals today? Why not? They are a great way to help keep up with your goals or challenge you with a goal you would not normally consider and help motivate yourself and the team. If there are team goals you would rather have please give your suggestions on the team board or in a private message. <BR> <em>458</em> Sun, 8 Feb 2009 13:12:33 EST Guess what I had for breakfast??? That's right... I went to Denny's for the FREE GRAND SLAM as advertised during the SuperBowl! <BR> <BR> Now, before the "It's okay. You'll get back on track", etcs start pouring in, let me explain. :) <BR> <BR> Yes, I did go to Denny's, and yes, I did order the Grand Slam breakfast as did my 2 daughters. <BR> <BR> HOWEVER, here's what I ate: <BR> <BR> 1 of the 2 eggs <BR> 1 of the 2 sausage links <BR> 1 of the 3 buttermilk pancakes w/o butter (didn't miss it!) <BR> 1/4 of the 2 ozs... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 12:30:44 EST So I am PREGNANT... I haven't been on here since September, because, well...I've been pregnant! I am going on 20 weeks now. Things have finally settled a bit and I got the chance to log in and post this update. Hopefully I will be back on spark following the birth to help me lose any weight (I am due in late June). I started my pregnancy at 213, went down to 208 (mmm...morning sickness), and now I am back at 213. My doctor has suggested that I gain no more than 20 pounds, and I'm trying to stick to that. <BR> S... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 17:22:02 EST Interesting Topics from members blogs With so many members I thought it would be an interesting way to get to know each other and discuss things that are important to many of us if we looked at topics from all of our blogs. (1008 and counting!!!) The link below is the heartbreaking story of an Austin women who recently died a few weeks after having gastric bypass surgery. The story to me just reinforces my beliefs that all other natural measures should be done before going through any surgical choice. <BR> What do you think ... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:30:00 EST Over 1000 members??? Really??? Are they sure??? Lol, it seems that there are several posters that tried to communicate at first but gave up cause the board was still pretty shy for writers. Well I might not be the most articulate and can be annoying if you don't like reading the same person posting all the time but just wanting to see how big the group can get and I love reading various views and information so I am hoping to inspire some kind of activity. Even if it is people telling me to stop posting I don't care the posts are so scatte... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 14:35:07 EST any bilinguas? from Garland i was doing good, but getting some support, it would help a lot. recently a got law-suit (let be clear, it wasn't our fault)and i feel depress, and guess what i did??, eat a lot, almost like succide-diet-mode, i went to a BUFFET!!!!,all of u, in Garland area knows, what place am talking about, so Please!, H E L P!! Sun, 25 Jan 2009 08:14:13 EST February Challenge?!?! I am wanting/needing a challenge for February! I know lots of other groups have them and it seems like a good way to help individual goals. Any ideas? Throw 'em out. I am not 100% on how to run a challenge so any help on that would be nice. Since Jan is half finished it seems like February would be a good month to start. Maybe that would get some movement going on this page too?!?! Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:24:31 EST Prayers Needed I am asking for everyones prayers for myself and my family. I lost my husband in a tragic automobile accident Tuesday December 30, 2008. He was such a wonderful husband, father, friend, brother, and meant the world to a lot of people. He was so supportive in my weight loss, and in anything that I was interested in. He will be dearly missed. <BR> <BR><BR>sthaven/memorial.asp?listing_id=122914 Sun, 4 Jan 2009 10:43:07 EST Please tell us about yourself... Just thought I would try to get things moving for the new year. So I will go first and hopefully others will follow. <BR> <BR> My name is Nancy and I have lived in Garland most of my life, with the exception of leaving for college and for a few short years after I got married. I graduated with a degree in nursing from TWU in 1984 and worked for several pediatricians in the Garland/Rockwall area before leaving nursing a few years ago. <BR> <BR> This past August I was asked to come to work ... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:22:16 EST HI !! Well, I joined SP the other day and see that I have received some emails.. but when I try to go in and read them, it says there is an error.. PLEASE HELP !! LOL I don't weant people to think I am being rude and not responding ! <BR> <BR> I live in Garland around Centerville and Hwy 66.... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:59:56 EST Does Anyone Use This Page? Hello, just wondering if there are any people still using the Garland Sparkers group? Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:17:40 EST New to the Team! Hi there everyone! I'm just starting out on all of this spark stuff and look forward to making new friends! Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:00:42 EST New to Team Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I live in Rowlett. I have been using SP since April, and love the results that I am seeing. I am glad that I found a team that is local. I have been looking for a workout buddy if anyone is interested. Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:02:54 EST SALE I'm in Rowlett and I have a size 22/24 leather jacket from Lane Bryant for sale that is too big for me now. I also have alot of clothes size 20/22/24 that I need to get rid of. Everything has only been worn a few times. If anyone is interested please send me an e-mail for pictures. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 01:00:45 EST Set your goals for 2009 Hey everyone just trying to come up with ways to get our board a little more active. While I would love to be on more frequently, with my need to monitor the other boards (as part of my SP job) and writing blogs (check them out at our sister I just don't seem to have the time to be as active as I would like to be. I am open to any and all suggestions. <BR> <BR> Feel free to post them here on in another forum. <BR> <BR> I wish you all well! <BR> Nancy Wed, 3 Dec 2008 22:06:50 EST Just Re-joined! Need a Buddy! Hi! I live in Garland, and I just got back on this website after being off for a year while going through a divorce. I was on the right track before I started working on the paper work for the divorce and lost track as the paper work piled up. I am now a single mom of 4 and trying to find my way back to losing weight, and having a little trouble. I am looking for a buddy to work out with me around 8:30 a.m or so, after I drop my kids off at school. I just recently joined 24 hour fitness ... Thu, 20 Nov 2008 02:33:34 EST Swimming in Garland Swimmers -- what are the best pools in the Garland area? I am looking for: <BR> <BR> - indoor <BR> - cool temperature <BR> - preferably deep, but not required. <BR> <BR> Is Lifetime Fitness a good, cold pool? I heard LA fitness heats theirs...I swam in their Plano location and was not happy. Thu, 2 Oct 2008 15:37:00 EST Does anyone know a good place to walk in Garland? We just moved here a few months ago. I wound up having surgery and am just getting back into walking. My neighborhood really isn't very good for it, so I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion. Thu, 25 Sep 2008 16:10:25 EST Calling all Garland Sparkers What can we do to get this thread movin' and a shakin'? There are well over 800 members and just a few regular posters. <BR> <BR> What sort of challenges, goals, etc would everyone be interested in participating in? <BR> <BR> You can post directly onto the site or send me a Sparkmail if you don't want to have your post public. <BR> <BR> I would love to get some activity going on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nancy Sat, 20 Sep 2008 22:34:02 EST What is your motivation/i inspiration? Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> Just thought I would try breaking some ice...see if we all can get to know one another a little better. <BR> <BR> So I'll start... <BR> <BR> For me, being diagnosed with hypertension at age 44 and having to have my gall bladder removed was the straw that broke the camel's back. I would love to say the day I walked out of the doctor's office I had a huge epiphany but it didn't happen. <BR> <BR> Took me another year to get my act together and so on Feb 9, 2005 I emb... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 16:26:23 EST Goals for September Okay, so these WERE my August goals: <BR> <BR> WEIGHT LOSS: to lose another 8 pounds this month. <BR> EVAULATION: I am now down to around 215, so I hit my goal for the month! Yea! <BR> <BR> NUTRITION: to buy a water bottle I can carry with me at work (help curb diet soda cravings) <BR> EVALUATION: I have not done this yet, but I am now drinking diet caffeine free soda. <BR> <BR> PROFESSIONAL LIFE: seriously, work on my lesson plans. I only have 2 more weeks vacation! :( Have a more prof... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 16:54:17 EST Any Runners? Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> Just curious to know if there are any runners in the group...I am currently training for my second 1/2 marathon (DRC 1/2 in November). I work out at the Life Time in Garland. I hope everyone is doing well! <BR> <BR> Nancy Tue, 2 Sep 2008 11:02:51 EST September Goals I am planning on running in the DRC 1/2 marathon on November 2nd...I plan on running 100 miles this month in preparation, in addition to running in a few charity races along the way. <BR> <BR> HAPPY RUNNING! <BR> Nancy Tue, 2 Sep 2008 10:45:16 EST New to the team... Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am not new to SparkPeople (been a member over 2 1/2 years) but I am new to the group. Just came across the Garland Sparkers team (who'd have thought it would take me this long to find you... <em>100</em> ) and thought I would jump in. <BR> <BR> I am a member of the Garland Life Time Fitness where you will find me 6 out of 7 days of the week (LOL!). I am a runner with the Dallas Runners Club as well as Plano Pacers. I was just hired on last month as a SparkPeople... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 21:14:25 EST POST YOUR GOALS! Hello everyone, and happy August to you! Has the heat gotten to you as it has to me? Well, I'll be happy for fall to arrive, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, check out the post "Goals for August" under the "Personal Accountability" forum. Take a moment and evaluate the goals you had for July (you can still find that post under the General Discussion forum) and post new ones for August. If you didn't do July's, no big deal--just reflect on your goals for August then. I find it real... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 16:25:34 EST Good restaurants? I'd like to take a poll: What are some of the best restaurants for healthy eating out? I have found that most of my favorite restaurants don't post their nutritional info online--what a bummer! Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:24:51 EST Revisions to Forum pages! Dear members: <BR> I have created two new forums, a "Personal Accountability and Goals" forum and a "Questions for the Team" forum. The "General Discussion" forum can continue to be used for just everyday-kind of posts from members needing support or just needing to vent about their day. The "General Discussion" forum will be reserved for personal updates, discoveries, and just casual chatter. <BR> The "Introduce Yourself" forum is pretty self-explanatory. <BR> The "Personal Accountability" f... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 12:21:04 EST How did you eat today? This "sticky" will be used also for accountability purposes. Members can use it to get ideas for meals and to plan out their day so as to avoid mindless eating and to conquer poor eating habits. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 12:13:05 EST Goals for August When August begins, we will start using this "Sticky" to post goals. There is still a place for your July goals under the General Discussion forum. Once August begins I will ask members to reflect on their progress and reevaluate their goals for August. These goals are not just related to weight loss, but can be personal and professional goals too. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 12:10:36 EST P.O.A. for the weekend I don't know about you guys but weekends are challenging for me! Anyone else have this problem? I try to just stay as busy as I can! I am more motivated to stay on track when I get some sort of physical activity in. <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:41:31 EST General Discussion & Chit Chat Hi all. Nobody has to post on this of course - I'm not trying to take over the team for goodness sake. I just thought it would be nice to have a place where we could get on & talk about whatever - how our day went - our ups & downs - etc & blah blah. I'll probably go look after this & there will already be a thread for this here. Sorry if so. Just thought this way we could get to know each other a little. But we must know that venting IS allowed. Also Woo-Hooing - whatever we need tha... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 19:27:50 EST Sachse here Hello everyone. I'm Stephanie and I'm an overeater. <em>30</em> I'm trying to change my ways and workout more often. I live in Sachse and work in downtown Dallas. My exercise lately has consisted of walking to/from the train two times each day. I'm 45, divorced, out of a 3 year stressful, tumultuous relationship, have 3 grown kids, an 11 m/o puppy, and work as a paralegal. I look forward to the motivation and support of a local group. I've made some really good friends through Weigh... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:26:35 EST What's on today's menu? This sticky will help you plan out your daily menu. You can share ideas and support each other. It helps me to plan my day, because then I find it easier to say no to temptation and easy to access junk food. <BR> <BR> Today I had cereal for breakfast. For lunch I am going to have tomato basil soup (homemade) and a half sandwich. For a snack I will probably have a peach. For dinner I will have homemade chicken soup with brown rice and maybe some fruit salad with Jello for dessert. Wed, 23 Jul 2008 11:59:58 EST What exercise will you do today? I am going to the gym to do cardio for at least an hour and then my stretching/weight lifting circuit. What are YOU doing? Wed, 23 Jul 2008 11:55:55 EST Hi there!! Just wanted to say hello. I am 30 years old, married and have 2 teenage bonus sons. I live in Garland. I have lost about 65 pounds.I started at 278 and I am at 213 now. I am currently training for a half marathon in November. I set a goal in January of 2008 to run a race a month for a year. I just complete my 5th one this past Saturday. Tue, 22 Jul 2008 12:17:08 EST Hello?? Is anyone still posting on this team? I joined the team last week, as I'd been wishing for a Garland team, & found this one. Anyway - I don't see anybody has posted since 7/08. Is anything going on here? Challenges etc? I'd like to talk to some fellow Garlandites! <BR> laters - Jennifer Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:45:21 EST What are your July goals? What are your July goals related to... <BR> <BR> WEIGHT LOSS: to lose 8 pounds by the first week of August. My weight loss has been slower than I would like, but I AM trying... <BR> <BR> NUTRITION: to cut down on my diet soda intake (usually 1-2 a day) and replace it with water instead. Ideally I would like to drink less than 5 sodas in an entire week. Find even more ways to cut out unnecessary sugars and caffeine, even the hidden ones. <BR> <BR> PROFESSIONAL LIFE: get a head start on next... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 18:39:26 EST Out of Town..again My husband and I are taking our first vacation in 2 years to Memphis, Tennessee this week. So, I will try my very best to stay on my diet and hopefully we will be walking a lot so I know that will help me stay on track. Good luck to you all, have a great week, and I will be back on soon! Sun, 22 Jun 2008 20:49:58 EST Did you eat well today? Did you try any new foods today? Did you pass on any temptations? Let it out here! Be proud of your accomplishment of sticking to a healthy diet. Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:10:34 EST Walking group? Would anyone be interested in making connections for walking buddies within the Garland area? I would be happy to walk with someone that needs a partner. I usually walk solo but should you need the extra motivation I would be happy to join anyone at a local park in my area (30/Rosehill). Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:09:21 EST What exercise did you do today? Me, I'm going to try to get a 45 minute walk in tonight. Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:05:06 EST What exercise did you do today? Me, I'm going to try to get a 45 minute walk in tonight. Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:04:54 EST first timer Hi my name is Shawnna, I live in Garland. I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi. I'm in the same boat as everyone where as I want to lose weight and realize that I need support from others who know what I'm going through and heading towards!! I look forward to talking with all of you and please be patient with took me an hour to figure out how to get this intro up so I'm a little new to all this "blogging" and "adding a thread" and all that other cyber-tech stuff. will try ... Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:04:11 EST newbie Hello my name is Andrea. Pretty much lived in Garland my entire life. I been looking for a support system since I stopped WW (too much money). I attend Curves on Garland Rd and walk 3 x week at night at the duck creek park. Got the exercise in control but now it's time to get food in check. <em>30</em> Fri, 6 Jun 2008 17:02:53 EST 30 and Rosehill anyone? I am a teacher that will be off this summer and I am looking for some walking companions. I do not have family in the immediate area and the idea of driving to one of their houses to walk seems ridiculous. If someone is in the Rosehill area near Lakeview Centennial I would love to walk--I am aiming for twice a day, about 45 minutes to an hour each day. Also would appreciate information on the Garland Rec Dept and where I can go to use weight machines at a low cost. I am looking to lose 25-30 ... Tue, 3 Jun 2008 19:56:52 EST I need Help!! Hello, <BR> I am in a serious rut. I have stopped going to the gym, it's been a little over a month since I have been. i was working out with a trainer but my sessions have ended, does anyone got to BAlly's? I would love to have a work out buddy. I stay at home and I pretty felxible with my schedule.If there is a walking group, walking group with kids, anything, please let me know. <BR> Thank you Tue, 20 May 2008 13:25:46 EST Live in Rowlett Hi everyone. I am 60 years old and recently joined Sparkpeople. I have been going to WW for about 2 weeks but thought this would help me with my incentive. Looking forward to hearing from some of you. Sun, 18 May 2008 12:54:22 EST New to Sparkers Hi, <BR> My name is Sheri and this is my first time joining an online anything. I have had problems loosing anf keeping the weight off. I've lost over 70 pounds several (once I got down to 136lbs before I spent 18 days flat on my back in the hospital-Once from taking diet pills and gained it all back. Twice from pure dertermination but two surgeries later we are back over 200lbs). I need to know that I am not alone in this and think this supprt group will help. Tue, 13 May 2008 19:19:53 EST Hi everyboby! im new here I am so excited to have some support. Ive been doing turbo jam for 2 weeks and i really am addicted to the workouts. anyone else? Mon, 28 Apr 2008 23:19:27 EST Live in Sachse/Gar and-newish to the site! Thought I'd drop in and say hi! Hope everyone survived the storms last night...Have a great day! Fri, 4 Apr 2008 13:14:50 EST Grap a Cuppa and let's chat Hi Garland Sparekers, <BR> <BR> There doesn't seem to be much activities on this team. Anyone feel like chatting? Grap a cup of your favorite coffee, tea or cocoa and let's get a discussion going! <BR> <BR> I've been with the SP for about 3 weeks. I definitely struggling - what's in my head isn't always connected to my mouth. I did great the first 2 weeks (making healthier choices) and then when I went to my weekly way in last Thursday I'd gained TWO pounds. I was so sure it was going ... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 15:41:57 EST Another New Sparker Hi fellow Spark People. I found this site through a friend and really like it. I am 47 and live in Sachse. I need to lose 50 pounds in 2008 and I believe I can do it if I stay motivated and keep my eye on my goals. The problem is, I like to eat out. I'm glad has food listings for fast food places. I am trying to cut down on the number of times I eat out, though. Diet sodas are another downfall of mine. <BR> <BR> I'm not new to trying to lose weight and I have been succ... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 10:59:07 EST New Sparker Here Hi, my name is Tammy and I found this website almost by accident -- searching for information on the Flat Belly Diet. I get Prevention and got one of those invitation cards to try it for 30 days know those! Anyway, I sent off for it, but it hasn't arrived yet. We'll see. <BR> <BR> I know exactly what I should be doing and how to do it...(don't we all?) why is it that I'm still trying to lose the last 10 pounds??? Why do I have no motivation? <BR> <BR> Well, I'm start... Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:39:24 EST AVON calling! If any of you need an AVON lady in Garland, I'm yer gal! Just let me know. My AVON email is: I can drop you off a book as well. Thx! <em>241</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:10:47 EST Belly Dance Hi All! Did you know that there is a belly dance studio in Mesquite? Well, there is. It is a blast. I have been doing it for over a year, and just performed in my first show. At 165, I am one of the smallest in the class. So, don;t be shy or timid. There are not skinny minis there (mostly), just real women who want to bond, look great, and have a great time. It is such a self esteem booster. <BR> <BR> Please post here or mail me if you want more of my personal experience. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 18:52:18 EST Hi there Garland Sparklers! Hello my name is Geer and I am pretty new to the forums. I live in Garland around the Kingsley/Glen brook area. I am a work outside of the home, doing bookkeeping. I have two children ages 13 in 5 days son and a 9 yo girl. I have about 100 pounds to lose. I look forward to meeting more people that can help me stay motivated and vice versa. Mon, 28 Jan 2008 17:47:55 EST New member and Hello! Hi Garland Sparkers! I'm new to the Sparkpeople site..and still getting used to it. I'm hoping to drop 25-30 lbs by mid May. I'm getting married on June 7th! I'm having a hard time getting motivated to walk, and it's hard with a 6 year old and being a somewhat "single parent" sometimes. My fiance' travels alot and is gone during the week quite a bit..and weekends. I'd like to join a gym but can't afford it really. I saw someone mentioned a rec center that has gym equipment? Where is that? Als... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 10:51:17 EST Hello Garland Sparkers! I joined this team today. I'm looking for a work-out / walking buddy. I live in the area of Broadway / Centerville. I have a Bally's membership, but only until March. I can walk on weekends or after 5pm during the week. <BR> <BR> I am pre-menopausal and out-of-shape physically. I'd like to meet a friend that would motivate me and vice-versa. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:31:51 EST New to SparkPeople & live in Garland Greetings! Just introducing myself & hope to meet some new people. Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:12:06 EST Hello Everyone - Walking Anyone?! Hi Everyone! I'm from Richardson. I'm right on the border of Garland. Sadly there was not a group for people from Richardson that I could find, so thought I would join with Garland. I'm really looking to find some walking partners on the weekends. During the week right now I get home around 5pm and it gets dark out still too early. Would anyone be interested?! Please send me a sparkmail if you would be interested in walking. I'm really trying to push myself to lose weight this year! ... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:30:39 EST Gym Does anyone go to the Lady of America fitness center in Sachse off of 78? Sun, 13 Jan 2008 12:53:18 EST Hello! Looking for a buddy for motivation! HELLO! <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Alecia and I just signed up today. <BR> I am also looking for a buddy to in the area to work out with and help keep motivated with :P <BR> Sat, 12 Jan 2008 23:09:23 EST Hey guys! Hi! I am new to the site and wanted to introduce myself and try to find some friendly support in Garland! =) I am almost 26 (in a month) and have a beautiful lil boy that added the pounds! So here I am trying to find the motivation and support to loose the weight and get happy about myself again! LOL! Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated! Wed, 9 Jan 2008 22:14:32 EST Motivation! What are some ways that you get yourself motivated to exercise? Wed, 2 Jan 2008 15:42:26 EST How many people like to walk Im new to this team and live in Sachse Texas and im looking for someone to walk with after work. Sun, 21 Oct 2007 18:42:43 EST Hello Everybody! Anyone like to run? Hi, my name is Tara and I live in Garland. I have recently started working out again and I can use all the motivation I can get. I am kinda interested in running in charity marathons, once I get in a little bit better shape. If anyone knows anything about any upcoming running events, please let me know, I would love to meet some people who share my same goals. <em>185</em> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 10:54:44 EST Anyone on a Gluten Free Diet! I need some help on the Spark meal plan... can sometone help me with deleting an item off my food plan it's showing duplicates items and adding the calories to my points. Also, I have eat gluten free because I am allergic to wheat and need to change some of the items. <BR> <BR> If anyone is gluten free I look forward to some advise in meal planning. <em>4</em> Sun, 7 Oct 2007 14:21:52 EST