SparkPeople Mid-Mo Let's Go Team Messageboard Let's build relationships and support each other across some of the age or size or Leaderboard placement barriers. We all love midMO, don't we? SparkPeople Mid-Mo Let's Go Team Messageboard Meet-Up! Methinks we need a meet-Up. There are at least some CoMo,and Jeff folks around. <BR> <BR> I am in Columbia most Fridays, late afternoon into evening. Also Saturday afternoons. (I like knitting at Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe). I'm in Jeff most Sunday mornings. Plus, I live in Fulton, and we have a nice walking trail. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <BR> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:25:41 EST New! Personal Challenge for March 28-April 4 Let's each design our own challenge for the week. We have every level from newbie and starting over to maintainers and physically fit. That means that what challenges the one will be too simple to interest some, or what challenges the other will overwhelm the first group. <BR> <BR> I made the statement last week that I was back to Sparking, but I sure didn't do well at all. So I'm creating a template that I will copy and paste rot use this week, and I invite you to do the same. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:34:40 EST New Leadership -- New Motivation!! Hey everyone!! So this team has been inactive for quite time now. I've requested to take over leadership and was added as a co-leader. I've been on spark off and on for longer than I care to admit and it's time to take control of my life! I'm hoping by leading this team, it will motivate me to get moving too! <BR> <BR> So I want to hear from you! What do you want to see this team do for you? What kind of challenges or meetups... anything at all! This is YOUR team...let me hear it! Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:57:01 EST What's the weather like for you today? What's the weather like for you today? Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:49:02 EST $5.00 Yoga Saturdays 10:45 am I highly recommend the Yoga class at Pro-fitness in Columbia. Carla really challenges you and makes class fun. <BR> <BR> Pro-fitness offers a day pass for Columbia residents for 5.00 (at the time of this post) which you can use to take the class or do other fitness stuff. <BR> <BR> Here's their class schedule. <BR> <link><BR>ss_Schudule.html </link> <BR> <BR> Please contact them to verify schedule and pricing: <BR> 573-446-4348 <BR> or <BR> profitnes... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:29:23 EST Favorite gym? What's your favorite gym in the Mid-Missouri area? I would love to hear some recommendations. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:29:10 EST Hello! I'm Jen! I live in Columbia with my husband and mini-wiener dog. I really like walking a strength training. I joined a gym in January and it has changed my life! I hope that we can get this team up and running again. Let's go, Mid-MO! Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:27:21 EST BLC 26 Registration This round starts next Wednesday. Each round requires a 12-week commitment. Join now before it is full and goes private! <BR> <BR> Just go to team search - it's BLC26 (for non BLC 25 members) <BR> <BR> I'll be a Honey Badger this round, and I'd love to have a regional buddy. Or just join any team that meets your needs, and we can still share a lot! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:49:41 EST I want to hear from you!! I was hoping that would get your attention. hehehe <BR> <BR> I know summer is here and everyone is busy, but I hope this team can get active. I think it's great to have a group all in the same area. This is one group where we could actually potentially meet one another someday. That's hard to do when you are spread out all around the world. <BR> <BR> We take the kids to Stephen's Lake (Spray grounds and beach area) often. I think they have outgrown Going Bonkers, but that was a fun pla... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 20:37:03 EST New format for Team Pages <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10276x576<BR>19520 </link> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:34:23 EST Are You Looking For an Ongoing Challenge? <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=62777 </link> <BR> <BR> BLC 25 registration is open! This is a 12-week commitment. I'm a member of the Sunset Stingrays and have found it really helpful. There are teams for people just getting started, almost at goal, those who are hard-core when it comes to exercise. You name it, it's available! Sign up if you're interested. We start again soon, probably April 30. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:06:51 EST Anyone Up For a Walk Tomorrow? Hi - planning to be in Columbia in the morning. Thinking of 9-12:30 but could come earlier if others would like. How about a walk at Stephens Lake? We could follow with coffee, breakfast, lunch, whatever, depending on time agreed upon. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:25 EST Active Group Hi everyone! I'm sorry that I haven't been more active lately. Everything was going great and then I started a long-term substitute teaching job. I've had to come up with assignments and do a lot of planning. I have really enjoyed it! I love art! Love the kids! Then, March 1, I started back to college and I'm swamped with course work too. I'm running my kids here and there, housework to keep up with, etc. I think I lapped myself the other day! LOL <BR> <BR> I love sparkpeople and t... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 22:45:45 EST Did You Know? This will be a thread for us to help each other keep up with important information.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> First up - DID YOU KNOW..... <BR> <BR> That if you forget to do your bonus team spins - Section 3 (Community) SparkAmerica Team Bonus Points - you can still change the date on the Start Page and then get the points for the missing day? <BR> <BR> You can also backtrack up to 7 days for nutrition an fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> All other items, such as trivia questions and videos must b... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:14:39 EST March Team Leaders For Fitness Minutes - <BR> <BR> 1) OAKBORN <BR> 2) MILESMOMMY <BR> 3) NITTINNANA <BR> 4) BABYJEN75 <BR> 5) ARMWALLACE <BR> 6) INGTWAI <BR> 7) SARAHSMILES14 <BR> 8) WHOVIANPRINCESS <BR> 9) DOTTIEJANE1 <BR> 10) DMD-MO <BR> <BR> <BR> For SparkPoints. - <BR> <BR> 1) NITTINNANA <BR> 2) ARMWALLACE <BR> 3) DOTTIEJANE1 <BR> 4) ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE <BR> 5) OAKBORN <BR> 6) MILESMOMMY <BR> 7) DMD-MO <BR> 8) BABYJEN75 <BR> 9) WHOVIANPRINCESS <BR> 10) R0XMYFACE0FF <BR... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:24:53 EST Starting Over No, I haven't regained weight, but I've been sorely neglecting this team. Time to get over it and get busy. Hoping some of you will be posting too over the next few days. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:12:03 EST Supposedly New and Improved Friend Feed Well, it's new, anyway. Sorry to start this day on a sour note, but this is anything but improved in my book! I'd love to see some comments here, even (especially) if you disagree. But here is the link to read about the change. Again, feel free to comment there, too. Maybe the staff actually reads what is posted there. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=introducing_sparkpeople_friend_feed<BR>_enhancements </link> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:02:51 EST Great Downloadable e-Book Just in cas you missed a featured blog this morning, please check this out.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2013/12/Fighting-the-Urge_Dr-Amy-Johns<BR>on.pdf </link> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:15:19 EST New to the Team! Hello <BR> <BR> I decided to browse the spark teams and thought it would be fun to get to know others who may be in my same area. <BR> <BR> I have started back on my weight loss journey on January 1. So far so good! I'm on a new program that has allowed me to lose 14 lbs, 7.5", and has help regulate my blood sugars! <em>244</em> I also have more energy than I know what to do with and it feels soooooo good! I'm very excited and motivated! I hope I can help others stay motivated... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:54:38 EST Spark Tracker Friend Add me as a friend please if you have a spark tracker....I'd love some friendly competition! I'm on my first week (about 3rd year of watching my diet). My goal is 50 by 50 (50 lbs by my 50th birthday Feb 28). Right now, I don't think it's going to happen, but I'm still getting there! (Can you say 30 is the new 50?) lol! <BR> Debbie, Long Lane, MO (northeast of Springfield) Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:19:53 EST FOCUS Challenge - December 27-30 Yes, I know it's not 2014 yet, but let's jump-start our programs for the new year with a challenge that starts one week from today! It will put you in the right frame of mind for kicking off the new year! <BR> <BR> <BR> FOCUS - <BR> <BR> F = Fill up on water or non-caloric beverages -- minimum of 8 glasses each day. (50 point/day for 200 maximum) <BR> <BR> O = Over Night. Get 6-9 hours of sleep a night. (50 point/day for 200 maximum) <BR> <BR> C = Choices and calories. Ensure that your s... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:05:14 EST CHANGE IN CHALLENGE FORMAT Borrowing form BLC, I'm going to change to Weekend Challenges. These will all be for a long weekend, running from Friday through Monday. All with be multi-focus, so anyone can participate. ((Just ignore the items that don't speak to you; you'll still collect points for what you do). <BR> <BR> Points will be awarded each week toward being part of our <BR> <em>67</em> SUNSHINE crew, <BR> <em>8</em> STAR crew, or <BR> <em>54</em> POWER crew. At the end of each month in 2014, I'll pos... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:28:37 EST Let's Get Together! I'll be in Columbia both Thursday after supper and Saturday noon or so. Anyone else available to get together either time? <BR> <BR> I'm thinking maybe somewhere like Starbucks for Thursday. Either East or West Broadway works well for me. <BR> <BR> And Saturday, maybe lunch? Paneira Bread seems to be fairly good for healthy eating. Or does anyone have a favorite place? Mon, 9 Dec 2013 18:22:30 EST December Challenge Thinkings Caps On, Please! OK, Team - it's time to renew the Monthly Challenges! Let's get some ideas out there. I think it should be food related, given the temptations this month, but I'm not coming up with the right idea. <BR> <BR> Limiting carbs? <BR> No white sugar x? days/week? <BR> Tracking of some sort? <BR> A write-your-own challenge? <BR> More suggestions? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:45:30 EST Team SparkPoints on the Start Page Have you noticed this new feature? It's in the Community Section. <BR> <BR> You can earn up to five chances to give point to your favorite SparkTeam. So why not get yourself some extra SparkPoints every day and give some to Mid-Mo Let's Go? We're currently #4 in the current standings for other Missouri teams. Let's shoot for #3 by the end of the year! <BR> <BR> And, if you have a selection to spare, are you giving to Missourians!? I've seen this team move up a notch in the state teams sinc... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:37:59 EST December Mini Meet-Up Looks like we've got some new interest in the Columbia area. Maybe we could meet for lunch somewhere, with even a walk for those who want to afterward? Or is the month too busy for this? Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:20:50 EST Daily Thread Hey Everybody, <BR> <BR> I am going to start this as our daily/weekly thread. It's a place where we can tell each other about our day and get to know each other better. <BR> <BR> Today, I am at work until 4 pm and then the weekend starts. My husband and I always watch the Discovery Channel on Fridays nights (Gold Digging!) and I make something yummy. Tonight is going to be hotwings and fresh veggies. <BR> <BR> I have been a bit under the weather this week. Today is the first day that I hav... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:11:13 EST Questions about forum? I was thinking of starting a weekly thread where we can update each other on what's going on in our lives (things we want to share, etc) and get to know each other a little more. Where is the best place to do that? Or is there already a thread like that that I am missing? Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:54:35 EST Changes to the Nutrition Tracker <BR> Per Coach Tanya: <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker Options, and Daily Feedback button... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:22:45 EST Hello, I'm Jen. I'm Jen. Just thought I would introduce myself. I live in Columbia and would like to help make this group more active. I have a piebald mini-dachshund, a pug poodle mix, and a guinea pig. No kids yet! <BR> <BR> I came to Columbia in 2010 while my husband attend graduate school and we have about 2 years left. I really like the area and the easy access to walking and hiking trails! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet ya'll! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:14:08 EST Thanksgiving A-Z Not exactly a challenge, but maybe we can generate some team activity with this one. <BR> <BR> I'm thankful for ADOPTIONS, without which I wouldn't have my wonderful husband or daughter. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:21:14 EST Restarting I joined this team so long ago that I don't remember when. I am trying to restart this whole process for the 100th time (well somewhere around there). I have seen that two of you have been pretty consistent on here. So many people come and go on the teams that you can't really grasp support and motivation that you need. So, I am going to work at becoming active with this team. I am from Columbia and am 58 years old. I am on SSD and I quit working over a year ago. My physical ability is... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:14:49 EST Changes coming to your Start Page Your Start Page will have a different look starting this Monday. Please read the article from Coach Jen and check out the video there. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> There's even a feature that can be used to help OUR team! Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:33:33 EST Saying Good-bye <em>253</em> Just to let you know in a day of two I am gone <em>245</em> <BR> Nothing personal, no one has offended me...just too much time on the computer. <BR> <BR> I actually live in Springfield but gave myself one year to add my 2 cents to the Mid Mo Team and it is time to move on. <BR> <BR> NEVER <em>227</em> on your Journey to Good Health. <BR> Joyce Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:10:59 EST Please share...about your favorite Teddy Bear Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day is October 11..... <em>174</em> <BR> If several in your work place will do this, it could be a lot of fun. <BR> For this site, share a comment or story about a favorite Teddy Bear... <BR> <BR> So many choices from my life!! One year our family was in Omaha, NE near Christmas. The local newspaper was giving a large (32inch) stuffed dog "Cuddly Duddly" with the purchase of 6 months of the paper. We all watched for the TV ads "Oh Look" and on Christmas mo... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 11:59:19 EST New emoticons! 30 new ones. Hooray for SP! Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:39:57 EST October Challenge W.I.N. Let's shake things up a bit, and try to hit every area of our lives. <BR> <BR> W = water. 1 point for each glass, each day. <BR> I = ignite your body. 1 point for 10 minutes of exercise, each day. (Should we set a max here?) <BR> N = nurture yourself. 1 point for 30 minutes of "me" time, each day. <BR> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:55:55 EST October Mini Meet-up Well, September got away from us. How about trying for October? Thoughts on dates and locations? Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:48:28 EST Stories of early times in Missouri *Ancestor Appreciation Day is September 27th. Have you searched your ancestry? So you have any fun stories to share? <BR> <BR> Joyce: During the civil war my Gr Gr Grandmother Suzannah was running a farm in the Ozarks with a retarded teen-age girl, several other daughters and a 5 year old man around. <BR> late one winter evening, she was bringing the cows in for milking and swatted the last one in the line, "Get along missy. We are late....oh my...." The 'cow' turned and growled at... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 13:29:23 EST Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept 19th...prepare now We aren't for one minute suggesting that real, honest-to-God pirates were in any way, shape or form worth emulating. <BR> So what is it exactly that we're celebrating here, if not pirates? What, you're wondering, is the point? <BR> <BR> simply because it's fun. <em>221</em> <BR> Kids of all ages enjoy this so start preparing now and have a great TLP Day <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:59:06 EST Budweiser Clydesdales Just read about the farm in Boonville. Probably old news to many of you, but it sure sounds like a great place to take the grandkids! Fri, 6 Sep 2013 22:08:36 EST BLC23 Signed up for this today. Anyone else interested in this 12-week commitment to jump start your fall? Fri, 6 Sep 2013 22:06:41 EST To help clean or organize my home...A to Z Things you use, have or want to help you organize or clean your space <BR> Done in A to Z order...this could be a mental challenge! <BR> <BR> - A - Ant traps <em>24</em> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 11:29:46 EST August Challenge Results Thanks to ASOBFALLS, NIRVANAGRRL, and NITTINNANA for participating in our August challenge. Special congratulations to Crystal, who completed her 100 Missouri Miles as planned. <BR> <BR> September is here, and we have a brand-new challenge: Go for 110% of your August Fitness Minutes. A few have signed up, but we'd love to see more action (pun intended) for this month! Sun, 1 Sep 2013 23:25:20 EST September Challenge - Fitness Minutes How about aiming to make September 110% of your final August total? <BR> <BR> Doable? Challenging enough? Too ambitious? Let's hear from you before we pin it down! Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:02:57 EST New and revised team goals I've edited our team goals to see if we can Spark some interest in any of these. Please check them out and join any that are appropriate for you. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:46:11 EST Does our team need to go on life support? Please help! I'm feeling as if we just can't get anything going with our team. Several joined soon after joining SparkPeople, and have had very little Sparking of any kind. I understand that. But we have,about 25 who get SparPoints every month, and maybe 20 of them also do Fitness Minutes. Yet very few are active in any other way. <BR> <BR> I'd really appreciate some suggestions of what we could do. More/different challenges? Accountability partners! Even just some people buddying up for su... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:04:20 EST September Mini Meet-up I sent a team e-mail, but of course some of you opted out of getting SparkMail. So let's work together here too to get a date, time, and location figured out. <BR> <BR> My guess is that most will prefer weekends. But please don't be shy about suggesting a different day if it's better for you. We'll go with what seems best for the most people. We've done lunch in the past, but it doesn't have to be midday. <BR> <BR> Also, possible locations? Let's skip Columbia this time and try to reach m... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:07:56 EST International Tree Climbing Days International Tree Climbing Days--- Well, at my age, I don't want to climb a tree. Although my childhood was full of Tree Climbing hours. Sometimes with friends, sometimes alone with a book. <BR> <BR> I do continue to appreciate the Trees....How many ways do you love trees?? <BR> <em>434</em> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 18:34:43 EST Work Like a Dog week...yes Assistance Dogs! International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) August 4-10, 2013 was created to recognize of all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> and <link> </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:48:36 EST August Challenge - make up your own? Wow - I've really slacked off! Thanks ASOBFALLS (Joyce) for reminding me to catch up on some things! July has come and gone, and there was no challenge. I'm not in a position to come up with one right now. So I'm going to challenge everyone to write your own challenge for the month, and then to be accountable to the team for your effort. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:09:37 EST National Simplify you Life Week First Week in August is "National Simplify your Life Week" <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Share several things YOU are thinking of doing that would simplify your life..... <BR> I will have to think before I can add mine! <BR> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:13:48 EST "Appreciate the COW day" is July 18th <BR> Any ideas on ways to "appreciate the cow"?? Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:24:22 EST a little about me... Hello all - I joined last week. I am still learning my way around the site. I live near Holts Summit and work full time for the State of MO. I am the mother of two, three counting my son-in-law and grandma to two wonderful little boys. I don't have a lot of free time especially in the summer, but I will show up here when I can. I am excited to have found this site and look forward to the help it will provide as I journey toward my goal. <em>213</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 14:06:20 EST July 11 is Cheer up the Lonely Day July 11 is a designated day to 'cheer up the lonely'. <em>39</em> <BR> 1) make a list of people you think might be lonely <BR> 2) mail cards by the 9th <BR> 3) make phone calls and visits on the 10th & 11 <BR> <BR> 4) Report back here and let us all share in your results! <em>220</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 09:55:19 EST Safety over July 4th What are you doing to be safe over the next 8 days?? Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:22:54 EST Chocolate Day coming July 7th Beyond the July 4th celebrations....on July 7th is "CHOCOLATE DAY" <BR> Gonna have to prepare for this! <em>493</em> <em>495</em> <em>475</em> <em>261</em> <em>494</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:18:16 EST Duct Tape Festival ...leads into Father's Day The tenth annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival will kick off on June 14, 2013, just in time to celebrate Father's Day. <link> </link> <BR> This three-day event celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses. The festival also honors the history and heritage of the city that is proclaimed the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world—Avon, Ohio—the home of Duck Tape® brand duct tape. <BR> <BR> From sculptures and fashion to games and a parade, everyth... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:10:58 EST Summer exercise places Now that it is getting summer hot, does this change your exercise places and what you do?? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:21:20 EST Tweaking the June Challenge Hi, team - I tweaked the challenge to put points on each item. Max 40 points per item in the challenge. So... <BR> <BR> Each week of fresh seasonal freggies is worth 10 points <BR> Each week of outdoor exercise is worth 10 points <BR> Each of the two blogs is worth 20 points <BR> Each week of finishing a previously started project is worth 10 points <BR> <BR> Again, the four "weeks" are: <BR> June 1-7 <BR> June 8-14 <BR> June 15-21 <BR> June 28-30 (end of month) Tue, 4 Jun 2013 11:17:01 EST Tire Safety Week...June 1-8 OK Mid-Mo <em>40</em> when did you last check your tire pressure??? <BR> <BR> This is a safety thing. Advice from RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association) <BR> 1) Check tire pressure every month <BR> 2) Check when they are cold before you have driven on them <BR> 3) Look for a label on the inside of the door for the correct number to match to your reading. <BR> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 12:07:14 EST June celebrations I don't see any June birthdays or SparkVersaries on the notification thread. We do have 2 wedding anniversaries right around the corner, though. <BR> <BR> NITTINNANA - Paul and I celebrate #22 tomorrow. <BR> PHAMS85 - Alicia and here husband celebrate June 3 Fri, 31 May 2013 17:32:30 EST June Chaalenge - Tracking Thread I'm in! Fri, 31 May 2013 08:49:33 EST June Challenge - Striving For Balance <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Please do not post here; use the June Tracker. <BR> <BR> We have a four-part challenge. To meet this challenge, you must do all four, but at any time and in any order. <BR> <BR> 1 - using local produce at least one meal 3 times in one week; post what these freggies were. <BR> <BR> 2 - 30 minutes of outdoor exercise 3 days in one week. Anything counts, and it may be a combination. Wa... Fri, 31 May 2013 08:47:46 EST June Challenge - I need some help! Hey, Team - I've had a lot of emotional ups and downs I May, so I'm afraid I've been a bit self-absorbed. And that's led to being temporarily "brain fried" and I'm struggling with a challenge idea. Maybe - <BR> <BR> 1 - shop at a farmers market or use your own fresh produce and tell us how you fixed one item. <BR> <BR> 2 - something physical again, before (I hope) it gets super hot. . <BR> <BR> 3 - anything else? <BR> <BR> PLEASE HELP! Thu, 30 May 2013 17:22:27 EST Spot ORANGE clothes worn for Melanoma Monday <link><BR>-do/me lanoma-monday/melanoma-monday#.UYWNCqL P0s6 </link> <BR> <BR> As a way to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, and to encourage early detection through self-exams, the American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday®. <BR> <BR> Help us paint the nation orange by wearing orange on Monday, May 6 — Melanoma Monday®. <BR> <BR> Share your SPOT Orange™ on Melanoma Monday® photos... Mon, 6 May 2013 11:31:43 EST May Wellness Challenge -Tracking I'm in! <BR> <BR> May 1-7 Erik had me walking backward up the hill to my house. Talk about almost 10 minutes of exercise!!! <BR> <BR> May 8-14 Bought some really neat kid-friendly household cleaners. Trying to make some changes before David and the boys move in. <BR> <BR> May 15-21 Made hot dog critters with Erik. Blog to follow after the boys hit the sack. <BR> <BR> May 22-31 I was so sure I'd be posting "signed closing papers on a house" - Dad died with minimal imaurnce or cash... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:00:12 EST May Challenge - Wellness <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> Ready for something new? Let's do it! <BR> <BR> I guess it was may hikes with Erik that got me thinking about this challenge. I don't believe I've hiked at all since the summer before my senior year in high school. And I've have such fun these two hikes. So May's challenge is to do four new things, or at least things you haven't done in ages. <BR> <BR> We'll think in terms of four "weeks" -... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:58:39 EST Siblings Day April 10th You can celebrate by sending your siblings a card, gift, or phone call; making a dinner invitation; performing a good deed, favor, errand or chore; (just 3 days from now!) <BR> and in cases of deceased siblings, consciously holding them in our memory. <BR> <BR> I would like to raise a Question to share....In what way are you a different person because you were a sibling? <BR> If you are NOT a sibling...How would you be different if you had had a sibling? <BR> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 18:25:09 EST Favorite Places to Exercise in the SPRING! Where do you exercise and what do you like to look forward to in the spring?? <BR> <BR> For several years I went mushroom hunting with my Dad....he is 86 now and not steady enough for this type of outing any more....looking for the right kind of weather so perhaps I can take a grandchild and pass on the tradition. <em>485</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:51:01 EST April Challenge - increase fitness minutes Add at least 250 fitness minutes to your March total <BR> <BR> I'm in! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 00:06:48 EST Belated Happy Birthday, BABYJEN75 Hope your day was terrific; so sorry I missed it! Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:37:18 EST April Mini Meet-Up Good morning, Team! <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if we should go with April 13 this time. It's still time enough away to plan - and maybe time enough to get some warm weather around here! That also keeps us spaced out away from the May Missourians! SparkRally in Jefferson City. (We'll be counting that for our May time together too, and then skip until June). <BR> <BR> Now to decide on a place. I'm aware that most of us who are currently active are from around Jeff or Columbia. But we absolutely ... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:45:05 EST Anyone Else From Columbia Is anyone else from Columbia? <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:37:16 EST April Challenge ideas Time to get ready for a new challenge - or to decide we don't want to for awhile. For the newer members, we had a fitness challenge and did a virtual walk of the Katy Trail in about six weeks. Then we had five different weekly nutrition challenges. Now what? <BR> <BR> Increase your March fitness minutes by x% <BR> SparkPoints <BR> A wellness challenge unrelated to food or fitness <BR> <BR> What are YOUR thoughts? Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:50:10 EST Week #5 Food Challenge - Carbs Are you ready to be accountable for staying in your carb range? Even if it means tracking the hot cross buns and Easter candy? Remember, we start that challenge and run through next Sunday, Easter. <BR> <BR> I'm in! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:45:29 EST Happy Birthday, LESLIE_2B_LESS! Happy birthday to our wonderfully relaxed, vacationing SparkFriend! <BR> <em>383</em> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:40:21 EST Week #4 Food Challenge - Fats Looks like we might have only a couple of takers on this challenge, but anyone can still join at any time this week. As before, you can post anytime up to next Monday noon, so computer access shouldn't be a stumbling block. You may announce what your fat range is if you wish, and you may also elaborate in any way you want about saturated vs unsaturated or whatever. But all that's REQUIRED is a simple yes or no as to whether you ate within your range for any given day. <BR> <BR> So- I'm in, ... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:42:21 EST March Mini Meet-Up Let's shoot for next Saturday, the 23rd. How about lunch, around 12:30. I'm completely open on place. How likely is it to be warm enough for a picnic and a walk? Or are we better off with an inside meal? <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> How many might be able to make it? Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:30:43 EST Thinking ahead to Week 4 Food Challenge Are you ready for this one, Mid-Mo? We'll be tracking FATS come Monday. So, March 18-25, keep track of fats. Be as detailed (or not) as you wish. All that's required for the challenge is a simple yes-or-no as to being within your personal range for fat grams. <BR> <BR> Post the range if desired. Also break down saturated fats and others if you wish. Anything that helps you meet your own personal goals is fine, but the challenge will be like our calorie challenge. We all have different meal ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:17:34 EST Meal Challenge March 11-17 Meal Challenge starts tomorrow - I'm in! <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:45:30 EST Start thinking about our Meal Challenge Next week's challenge is a little different. We're going to post a description with or without a picture of one meal every day. One each (in any order) breakfast, lunch, supper, snack. The other three choices are optional. We start Monday morning, but posting can be done at any time before noon the following Monday. That way computer access doesn't pose a problem. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking that we might find blogging the best way to do this one, especially if pictures are included. So, Team, w... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 09:08:14 EST Rankings on the Freggies Challenge Of course, all four participants were winners in their own ways, just by being willing to be accountable. <BR> <BR> NITTINNANA: 42 points. 35 for 7 days of 5 servings, and one bonus point for each of the days. <BR> <BR> LESLIE_2B_LESS: 36 points. 30 for 6 days of up to 5 servings, and 6 bonus points. And she's our champion freggie eater, because she's over 5 servings daily. <BR> <BR> DOTTIEJANE1: 27 points. 21 for 6 days freggies up to 5 servings, and 6 bonus points. <BR> <BR> PHAMS8... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 15:33:43 EST Protein Challenge for Marc 4-10 <em>291</em> <em>22</em> <em>53</em> <em>496</em> <em>498</em> <BR> Hi, Team - the previous thread was pretty long, so I'm starting a new one for this week. Our challenge here is to be within our protein range every day for the week. And, please, keep eating those freggies even though the official challenge ends today. We're working to build a tower of healthy habits, remember. Baby steps, baby steps - one day at a time. <BR> <BR> So, regardless of what your protein range is, ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 14:17:47 EST Mini Meet-Ups I've had a few responses to the team e-mail suggesting a mini meet-up. Several people are planning to participate in the Missourians! Team SparkRally in May. I'd thought it might be fun to have some chances for our team to get acquainted too. <BR> <BR> Tentative idea. How about the last Saturday of the month. We could try it 3 times and see how it goes. Maybe change to a different midMo place each month. Then re-evaluate. <BR> <BR> So, let's shoot for March 23 in Columbia. I'd prefer a lat... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:36:32 EST Let's Share SparkRecipes <em>334</em> Rave reviews for One-Skillet Cheesy Mexican Beef & Rice at our house. Paul has always said he didn't like Mexican food. So we I saw this recipe maybe a week or so ago, I scrolled the page up enough that he couldn't see the name and asked him if he thought it might be something he'd like. He looked just a bit dubious; he's not much for spicy food in general. So I told him I could start by cutting each spice by half and see what he thought. He thought that sounded like a good ... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:17:35 EST Some thoughts about team goals After our last team digest, I reviewed the goals, how many members added the goal, how many are tracking toward the goal. It's gotten me to wondering if we need to review goals again. We've been active for such a short time that I realize we're still a work in progress, so I welcome any input any of you might have. <BR> <BR> Water intake is a popular goal, and it's being well met. We do pretty well on fitness minutes too, though I wonder if more of you might decide to add this goal as the w... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:54:47 EST New Team Challenge! We'll start February 25 and have a five week challenge running through March 31. Now we need to get it together and set the terms. <BR> <BR> Looks like we'll have four weeks of checking in to report on our successes in sticking with four parts of our food plans. Current suggestions include protein, carbs, fat, freggies, fiber, and water. A suggestion was made to delete water, since we track it on so many other teams. I would suggest we start with freggies and then move on to protein and car... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:07:35 EST Missourians! Team SparkRally The first SparkRally in our Show-Me State is being hosted by the Missourians! Team. It will be held May 4 in our area!! It will kick off with the 5K run/walk in Jefferson City. Lunch together will follow, and we're planning to have some afternoon activity as well. I expect y'all can be back on the road to families by 4:00 or so. <BR> <BR> Participation in the rally does NOT require participation in either the walk or run. Sparkers would always be welcome to see the participants off or wel... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:42:26 EST Next Challenge It's just about time to make final plans for our next challenge. For those unaware of what we've been doing, we've been doing a virtual walk/run/bike trip along the Katy Trail, east to west. We've just arrived at Pilot Grove, and so we'll finish up (I hope) in the next week or so. If anyone is new to the challenge, yes, you can still post mileage. <BR> <BR> If you re-read the thread Possible February Challenge, you'll see that we were leaning toward some kind of weekly challenge to meet and... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 18:06:42 EST Happy birthday, DOTTIEJANE1! Not sure how early tomorrow I'll get any Spark Time, since we are planning a road trip. So I'll make this announcement tonight. <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:54:22 EST I forgot BABYJEN75's SparkVersary! January 18 was Jen's fifth SparkVersary. Congratulations to you! <BR> <em>507</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 21:41:23 EST Upcoming 5K races in Mid-MO... If anyone is interested, there are a bunch of 5K races coming up in the next few months in Columbia and other mid-MO locations... I am trying to do one every other month and would love to see some fellow SParkers there! <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> 16 Feb is the Sweetheart 5K in Columbia ( <link><BR>6&event_id=855 </link> ). <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> 16 March - St Patrick's Day 5K, Columbia <link><BR>75MO </link> <BR>... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:26:47 EST Drowning in advice I belong to spark coach and sent the following email to them today. I would like to share what I sent with you and see if others feel this way. <BR> <BR> How do you handle friends and doctors who continue to lecture you on what you should and should not do. It's no wonder we have trouble focusing. I know that they mean well and it is for my benefit, but it gets annoying. I know better than them what I need to do, it is just doing it and sticking to it. I am diabetic, have HBP, sleep apn... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:57:38 EST Congratulations to the team! Don't know if any others of you check our team stats for category leaders, but we are on the move! For fitness minutes, we've moved up to #2 of all the Missouri teams. That's right, we're second only to Missourians! Just think how much bigger a team that is. And most of us are members of that team too, so our minutes count on that team too. We are the most active city/regional team in the state! <BR> <BR> We're also still #3 on SparkPoints. When we first got active again, we were #4 on both... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:20:22 EST Possible February challenge Or, at least, something to do after we "finish" the Katy Trail. Do we want another fitness challenge? Staying within calorie range? Some kind of cooking challenge? SparkPoints? Meeting another team member in person? <BR> <BR> Please share some ideas of your own or responses to mine! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:04:54 EST Urgent request My 90 year-old Dad has just been admitted to ICU with pneumonia. No offense meant to any non-Christians, but this is the fastest way ro reach my Christian friends requesting prayers. <BR> <BR> Thanks - <BR> ~Pam Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:33:01 EST January 2013 - Ready, set, go! We're going for a walk this month, the whole length of the Katy Trail, east to west. <BR> <BR> The challenge is to walk at least twice a week and to post at least once a week. Only required distance is 0.1 mile. (Trying to make this first challenge easy). So sign up anytime during the month, and keep posting your distance. I'll update each time we complete a trail segment, according to the trail map. Our total distance is 237.7 miles. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:39:31 EST Any plans for New Year's Eve or Day? We were planning a get together, but the snow is putting a damper on that. We have a pretty good hill to get back up. My sister will have to come out cuz I have her daughter today, so they may stay all night. I have the other guest rooms ready in case anyone shows up. <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow should be relatively quiet and relaxing. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:14:43 EST Happy Birthday, PHAMS85 <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> Happy birthday, Alicia! <BR> <BR><BR>5 Sat, 29 Dec 2012 01:55:53 EST Accountability buddies Especially as we approach January 1, we may get some members who are interested in finding or being an accountability partner. If any of you think this would be helpful, please feel free to post. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:24:46 EST Possible January challenge Let's go for a walk! <BR> <BR> DOTTIEJANE1 suggested we get acquainted on our walk. Anyone who joins in the challenge come up with a favorite place in your home town. A park, a restaurant, whatever. I can get MapQuest miles from one to the next. Then log in (maybe 3x/week with your mileage, since this IS a challenge). As we get to each location, that member can host the group as s/he sees fit. A blog, a descriptive addition to the thread - whatever works for that person. <BR> <BR> Does thi... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:31:53 EST Columbia First Night 5K! Hey folks, I have been a long time member of this group and SP, but have been quiet for awhile. <BR> <BR> But I wanted to share this event with everyone. <BR> <BR> The Columbia First Night 5K. The race starts at 4 pm. Come join me! <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the race <link> =69 </link> <BR> <BR> Even if you just walk it, it doesn't matter... you probably do more on your treadmill or with your favorite Leslie Sansone video! <BR> <BR> What a way... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 08:14:46 EST Birthdays and other celebrations Hi, Team - let's share important days in our lives. Please feel free to post birthdays, anniversaries, and any one-time events like a graduation or new baby. <BR> <BR> For me - birthday is January 14 <BR> anniversary is June 1 <BR> SparkVersary is September10 Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:26:24 EST December Challenge - Team Goals Well, midMissouri Sparkers, it's obvious we need a challenge already! <BR> <BR> For the rest of this month, let's put on our thinking caps. We have two team goals. The one to drink water is probably on just about every team you've ever joined. (Did I hear someone say that signing up for this one is joining the Department of Redundancy Department)? And the one for our fitness minutes is simply too easy! At the very least, it needs to be revised upward to become something we really have to ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:05:21 EST Anyone from Jefferson City? Hi everyone! My name is Kathy, and I am from Jefferson City. I have been on and off SparkPeople for awhile now, but I'm hoping to be more consistent with using it! Just curious if there was any other group members in the JC area. :) Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:13:44 EST Non-scale Victories (NSVs) This is a favorite new term I've learned from SparkPeople. Even our long-term maintainers and people who temporarily foregoing could share here. It might motivate those who are struggling withe the scale. <BR> <BR> Some of mine have been finding that clothes are too baggy, buying new underwear, walking 5 miles in one session for the first time in decades, and discovering that I can now do several stretches that I recently couldn't. <BR> <BR> Anyone else out there with some to share? Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:32:29 EST Some thoughts on our team name As most of you know, we were inactive for awhile. I noticed today that there is also an inactive team for Jefferson City. And on the Team Leader Business Team, another TL pointed out that our team does not come up if you search for teams by city. It's also not a featured Missouri team. I found it by clicking on All Missouri Teams. <BR> <BR> This all makes me wonder about changing our name. The obvious one that comes to mind is MidMo Let's Go! It's still catchy, and I could look into getti... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:24:30 EST New team focus I'd like to start up a monthly challenge in January. Each month I'll post something. Like the fast break goals, we'll vary them in the areas of food, fitness, and focus. I'm planning to come up with some things that will allow for weekly check-ins on progress. That will help those without 24/7 computer access to participate. <BR> <BR> My one idea for the moment is a virtual walk. Any thoughts about a destination? Shall we walk the Katy Trail for starters? Or shall we head south for somewher... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 21:12:57 EST Christmas decorations Does anyone have a favorite area of mid-MO to go for special Christmas decorations? <BR> ~Pam <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:29:54 EST New Team Leader <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Please do not add to this thread <BR> <BR> Hi - I found this team after it became inactive. I've just been named as a new Team Leader, and I'd love to see this team active again. I'll send a team e-mail later today, and I'm hoping to get quite a few responses. But if you find our team page before I get that written, please feel free to jump on board! I'm looking forward to getting acquainted with many of you online, ... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:25:12 EST Nothing tastes as good as a Compliment! Hi CoMo Pals! I just got back from a trip to my hometown of St. Louis. My mom had an early Christmas party for our (large) family. I hadn't seen most of them for a while, and have lost inches and 2 dress sizes since then. I dressed up more than usual, because I reached a goal of fitting into a new (for me) size 12 dress and was feeling very excited about it. My first compliment came from my Dear Husband (DH) who said I looked "hot!" Wow! I couldn't count the number of people who said I looked... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:23:18 EST Starting Over Again I've been on spark before, but have always quit. I'm 51 years old and I'm going to try again to lose weight. I live in Columbia. Hopefully I can do it this time. So that I don't think about food, I'm going to try and keep busy. By reading, doing search a word puzzles, loving on my "babies"-cats or being on the internet. <em>386</em> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 13:44:45 EST Favorite Places to Exercise in the Fall? What are you favorite places to exercise in the fall? <BR> <BR> My husband and I went to the Forum Nature are and had a blast walking around while watching the deer. It's a large gravel path around wetlands. I could have sworn there was a pond, but last time we were there it was dried up. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ks/Forum_Nature_Area/index.php </link> <BR> <BR> What about you? Post a link! Mon, 8 Oct 2012 19:07:28 EST Favorite Healthy Places to eat in CoMo What are you favorite places to eat in CoMo? I would love to hear and get some ideas! Sun, 7 Oct 2012 00:54:09 EST Did you know we are considered an inactive team? Some of us still huddle and you can see that some of us are creating blog entries. Our team said it is inactive due to no posts in the past 3 months. What is everyone up to? Maybe we should make our CoMo team more active and help each other reach our fitness goals. <BR> <BR> That's my take, what's yours? <BR> <BR> Alicia Sun, 30 Sep 2012 07:41:55 EST Columbia Slimdown Challenge<BR>columbia-slimdown-challenge <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know that there's a free weightloss challenge taking place over the summer. You can win prizes as a team or as an individual. I'm thinking this may just be the motivation I need right now. Teams are 4-6 people and you have to weigh in and weigh out of it at certain locations on certain days, so it's cheat proof. Fri, 6 Apr 2012 15:25:04 EST Favorite outdoor places to exercise I've been trying to get into the habit of going somewhere to exercise on nice days on my days off from work. I've been going to Rocheport MKT trail a lot, Cosmo park, and Rockbridge park, and the Pennicles a little, but I'm looking for more ideas. Do you have any idea's on other places to go? It needs to be kid friendly too since I have my two sons with me when I go. Thanks in advance for any idea's. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 15:59:30 EST What are your plans for the day? How are you going to stick to your plan, today? I am going to make sure, I drink at least 8 glasses of water. I want to make sure I get all my fruits and veggies. I am not as hungry when I get my servings of fruit and veggies. Stay the course everyone. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 02:53:22 EST Plans for the New Year What areo your fitness and health plans for 2012. Does anyone have any BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) that they would like to share with the rest of us? <BR> <BR> My hope is to complete a marathon sometime in 2012. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:01:35 EST How's Your Fall Going? We're at the midway point of Fall. So how are you doing on your goals so far this season? Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:58:14 EST Goals for the Fall Do any of you have any special goals for this Fall with respect to fitness and health? Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:35:11 EST I Think I Gained A Pound Hi everyone. Tomorrow is weigh in day for me and I think that I gained a pound. Which shouldn't be too surprising cause I got way off track this wee. But it's my own fault. Today I've rode my stationary bike (upright) for 20 minutes. It's the old fashioned kind that has a wheel to it I haven't done that since I stated spark. I plan on trying to do that again later on today. Got up after 11am today, so all I've had to eat is a 100 calorie yogurt. It's after 1pm, but I'm not hungry yet. Have a... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:35:01 EST How Is Your Summer Going? So how are things going for you with respect to your health and fitness goals this Summer? Are you staying the course? Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:25:20 EST Summer Plans Does anyone have any big plans for the summer? <BR> <BR> Our family is hoping to move before school starts next Fall. Thu, 12 May 2011 10:05:52 EST How's your Spring? Spring is a time of transition for our weather, but is also often a time of transition for us as well. So how is your Spring going? Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:43:30 EST Hi..... Hi team! I am new to this team but not new to Sparks. Love this site and all of the great people that are here. I joined your team to get some help for a big decision in my life. I hope you don't mind. <BR> <BR> I have a question..... DH and I are thinking about moving to Missouri. We really hate to leave Kansas but really want to get closer to my son and my sister when I am still able to run around and do things. <BR> This is a hugh step for us if we do it. We have lived in our currant home... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 06:39:37 EST Starting over Again Hi My name Is Amy.....I was doing the weight watchers and sparks about 3 years ago..I lost over 100 pounds....Moved to Wisconsin/Michigan and gained most of it back....I am back in Misouri and Starting my journey again....Would like to say Hi to you all....And gl in your journey as well... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 22:09:25 EST Track/Stadium Stairs? Do the High schools or any of the college campuses allow the public to run the track/stairs at their stadiums? I enjoy doing stairs.. but i'm not much for stair machines at the gym! Thanks for your input :) Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:41:07 EST What's Your Story So why did you join Spark in the first place? Has being a part of this community really made a difference for you? If so, let us know how? Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:17:41 EST Exercise Plan for the Holidays Are you able to stay focused upon your goals during the holidays, or do you cut yourself some slack? Sat, 4 Dec 2010 15:00:25 EST Hi! It's me! Let's see- my spark page will give you the details, but the story is the same as most of yours! I ate too much, exercised too little, and it added up over the years. I finally reached a point where I couldn't take it anymore, I knew things had to change. So, with encouragement from my cousin, I joined SparkPeople and began canging my life! Just over two months in, I am 21 lbs lighter, happier, and healthier. I still have a ways to go- but I am on the right track. <BR> <BR> My goal is to los... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 22:59:57 EST Favorite Fall Activity What is your favorite Fall activity besides your normal exercise routine? Sun, 24 Oct 2010 09:23:05 EST Time Zone Can anyone tell me how to change my time zone to central? My nutrition page is going to the next day an hour early. I've been trying to find out where to change it, but this website contains so much info I haven't found it yet. Wed, 6 Oct 2010 00:46:01 EST Favorite Fall Activity What's your favorite activity to do in the Fall? <BR> <BR> For me it's walks with the family. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:16:12 EST Looking to make connections in CoMO Moved away from Columbia for awhile, right after graduating and when I came most of my friends had moved away. I also came back a different person which made it difficult to get back into my old life. <BR> <BR> It's time to make some new connections based on the new me. <BR> <BR> Who's with me? Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:22:58 EST Introduction Just joined the group and saying hello. Sun, 4 Jul 2010 11:55:21 EST I am looking for a workout partner at Wilsons I am looking for a work out partner at Wilsons in the district if anyone is interested just hie me up on here Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:29:12 EST What are your favorite places to walk/jog? I love to take my kiddo to various parks to walk. We both enjoy the fitness trail at Albert Oakland, the trail around the lake at Stephens, and we're finding the outer trail really nice as well. <BR> <BR> I love the Devil's Icebox trail at Rock Bridge State Park. <BR> <BR> I really want to take kiddo down to Runge in Jeff City and walk the trails there. <BR> <BR> I'd love to hear about the places others like as well. Sun, 6 Jun 2010 14:49:21 EST Hiya! :) Hi! I'm Alicia :) I live here in CoMo & sell Real Estate here w/ Reece & Nichols. I've got 2 babies which I can thank for my "baby weight" that now 3 1/2 years later I am trying to shed!!! lol <BR> <BR> I started on Sparkpeople in December when I just hit a wall after going to the Dr. & realized if I wasn't careful I wouldn't be here for my babies! So I got on here & started tracking!!! HUGE!!! <BR> <BR> Then in Jan I did a trial at Key Largo & then did the membership!!! Awesome!! Love Z... Mon, 24 May 2010 13:55:55 EST Moving In Hey all! My name is Katie and I'm 23 years old. I graduated from Mizzou in 2009 and moved to Illinois to be near my family. On Thursday, my whole family is moving back to Columbia, so I am too! I'm a long-time, on-and-off member of SparkPeople, and I thought that since I'll be "doing over" my life after college, I'd start fresh and try to lose the weight I've gained since graduating. I'm sure life in Columbia will be very different now that I'm not a student anymore. I'm up for meet-ups and f... Mon, 17 May 2010 14:33:38 EST hey all! So glad to find a Columbia, Mo team. I live in Columbia, work in Sturgeon. I've been up and down with my weight so many times now that I'm losing count. This time though I want to do it right and stay down. I'm trying to get up and get active more. I'm wearing my pedometer daily and trying to go for 10,000 steps. I'm also trying to get my 8 glasses of water in each day, though that's not so easy to do at work. Will be doing at least half of it at home. So long as I get it in though tha... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 12:55:47 EST overweight forever i am 55 yr.old and have been overweight all my life. i have fibromysia, high blood pressure.i need all prayers and help i can get. pleasure support me Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:59:54 EST How are you doing so far in 2010? So how are you doing with your fitness goals so far this year. I realize the year's barely ten days old, but how do you feel about your progress thus far? Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:04:44 EST New Year's Resolutions So are New Year's Resolutions a help to you in your fitness efforts or not? Tue, 29 Dec 2009 16:54:16 EST Goal weight for 2010? well... my goal is to drop 48lbs by dec. 31 of 2010. <BR> let stay positive what is your goals? Thu, 17 Dec 2009 15:06:27 EST What have you most enjoyed about your journey? Everyone of has a story as to why we have decided to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Feel free to share your stories with the rest of us. I believe that it would be encouraging to all of us to hear how each of us has moved along towards health. <BR> <BR> For me it began about 5 years ago, when my wife and I began to realize that we could no longer blame our "shrinking" clothes on the way they were made. We both agreed to pursue a healthier diet and focus on a more consistent exercise plan. Whi... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:38:35 EST Wilson's Total Fitness Hello everyone! I am Heather and I want to lose weight and get into shape before vacation season next year. I was wondering if there is anyone who has a Wilson's membership or similar goals to mine. I need to lose 15-20 pounds, and I can run well when motivated, and am open to new workouts. I would like a partner to work out with either at the gym or outdoors when weather permits. Even a friend to share healthy meal ideas (or just the meals :)) with. <BR> <BR> Let me know. <BR> <BR> L... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 11:53:30 EST Inclement Weather and Excercise What are some of the things that you do to stay in shape when you cannot get outdoors. All of this rain over the past few weeks has caused me to think about the wonderful weather that will be headed our way in a few months. <BR> <BR> As for me, I play basketball with some guys from a local church, and then do some turbo jam when I can't get out. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 11:42:08 EST Will the rain ever end? I don't know about the rest of you, but I am tired of the rain. Hopefully, the sun will come out soon. Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:42:50 EST Columbia College? Anyone attend Columbia college? I'm attending evening classes and would like to take advantage of the free gym services there. <BR> Would anyone join me? <BR> Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:02:04 EST Exercise partner I'm looking for an exercise partner to help me get on track. Is anyone available to meet me @ 5:15 at ARC? Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:12:55 EST Newbie Hi everyone! I'm new to sparkpeople and this team...I live in Columbia and work in Fulton...does anyone on the team meet and walk together? <BR> <BR> Vicki Thu, 13 Aug 2009 13:54:23 EST 100+ I was just wondering if I'm the only one that has over 100 pounds to lose in the room? I see all these profile pics of people that look really skinny, and I'm starting to feel like the only one that is fat. Tue, 23 Jun 2009 03:45:50 EST Hello Hello everyone! I was so excited to see a CoMo group on this website! I have been using SP for a little over a month now to track what I eat and I am just now getting into setting up my sparkpage and posting on the forums. I lost 2 lbs in my first month, but more importantly I lost several inches and gained a lot of muscle! I love all of the great tools and resources on this website and I think that along with my weekly sessions with a personal trainer this is going to be the difference t... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 13:49:12 EST Hey Everyone! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm a freshman at MU, originally from Minnesota. I've been moving towards a healthier, happier life for several years now and this is the year I will see my goal weight on the scale!!! I've had a few off months but I'm picking myself up, dusting myself off and going to keep moving forward. <BR> <BR> Accountability is my #1 challenge so if anyone out there wants to have daily check ins I am all up for that!! (It could be as simple as a nightly email) I'm so excite... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 19:54:35 EST Jay Dix 5K in May I think it would be great for us to participate in this walk/run in May. There is a 5k walk, a 5k run, and a 10k run, so there is a bit of something for everyone! DH and I will be participating (he is running, I am walking). Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ml </link> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:20:55 EST Go Red for Your Heart program on Feb 7th The women's ministry Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road is hosting a Go Red for Your Heart program from 10am-12noon. Marcia Beckett will be speaking about the risks, signs, and prevention of heart disease. I will be speaking about my lifestyle changes over the past 20 months, during which I have shed 149 pounds -- what prompted me to start this journey...what have I been doing...what's been motivating and resources. There will be heart healthy foods and great prizes. Everyo... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:18:18 EST Team Goal for 2009 Just share your exercise and give yourself a <em>244</em> for your success. <BR> <BR> Let's see how active we can be during this cold winter month. <BR> <BR> Got a run and walk in this morning. So here's my first <em>244</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 14:33:42 EST Hi everyone! I just found this team and was hoping to find some kindred souls in my area. I joined SP in mid August and have lost 25 pounds to date! I don't see a lot of recent activity on this team but hope to find others with a lot to lose in central Missouri. Is anyone else doing Shape Up Missouri? Sun, 9 Nov 2008 09:42:41 EST GULU Walk Hi! We are having a walk on Oct 25th around 11 am to help the children of northern uganda. These children are kidnapped and sold as slaves or forced to serve in the army there. The walk will be three miles (a great oppurtunity for exercise!) and all proceeds will go to help these children. There is also a walk in Kansas City that day and one in St. Louis on Nov 15. If you would like to know more, go to <BR> Our team is listed as one of the St. louis teams even though we w... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 18:49:43 EST Interesting email: Drink your water! #1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. <BR> (Likely applies to half the world population.) <BR> <BR> #2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger. <BR> <BR> #3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%. <BR> <BR> #4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study. <BR> <BR> #5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fat... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:15:46 EST Do you go to the Farmer's Market? Hi! I am doing some research for a project in one of my evening classes. <BR> <BR> Do you ever go to the Farmer's Market? <BR> <BR> If so, would you be interested in buying plants to take home and put in a garden? <BR> <BR> Is there a certain plant you'd want to grow? <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help, <BR> Alicia <em>253</em> Sun, 21 Sep 2008 15:47:49 EST Paws in the Park Is anyone else participating in the 5K Paws in the Park Marathon this month at Stephen's Lake? I've signed up to run and wondered if any other Spark People from Columbia will be attending. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Alicia <em>186</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2008 21:53:30 EST Is Warsaw central enough?? Hi all, <BR> Back to SP after an 8 month crash and burn. Trying to find a place to settle. May I join? Wed, 20 Aug 2008 20:49:22 EST Hello Everyone Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am Julie a 34 year old single mother who is FAT! I had a baby last year and I have simply let myself go! I have been acutely aware of the fact that I needed to lose weight for quite some time, but have been unable to motivate myself to diet and/or exercise! Until this week when a me and a friend were looking for something to help us help each other out! Spark People seems to be that help! Although I am only planning to focus on exercise for now...recording m... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 02:11:11 EST Getting Healthy (again) in Columbia! Hey! Hey! I recently moved to Columbia for my husbands new job. We've been here a month, and although I'm stuck at home a lot I am realizing what a great, active, and healthy community this is! I am pumped! I have fallen off the Spark train and gained back about 13lbs! I'm done w/ that nonsense so I'm back to Spark! Spark helped me sooo much after I had my babies, so I am really committed to sticking with it! I'm stoked to find a CoMo team! Fri, 18 Jul 2008 21:47:48 EST Hello Good morning Columbia! I have been a member of the Spark for about a month. Like everyone else I need the support and encouragement. I always start the week and/or day great, but by late afternoon I fumble. So maybe this will help me. I have 20lbs to loose and even though it doesn't sound like much I can't seem to do it. I am going to Ireland in Sept with my best friend and I want this gone by then. So HELP!!! Mon, 7 Jul 2008 10:18:54 EST Hooray for Columbia! I'm new to this team, but not to SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> I'm on and off the wagon all the time and am looking to be more consistent! <BR> <BR> I've been looking into local gyms and fitness centers. I am not a MU student, so I don't have access to the REC. <BR> Does anyone have any suggestions/would anyone be interested in buddying up with me? I could use the support... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 02:06:30 EST Working out With the humidity being terrible outside right now and we all know that it's only going to get worse, what are some suggestions for working out outside? Such as hydration, safety, and time to work out. Thu, 5 Jun 2008 15:33:31 EST curves I joined curves a month ago and had my first weight in I had gain 5 lbs I lost 3 inches in my waist. I have been watching what I eat and workout 5 days a week .What is the deal here? Has anyone had this problem? I husband says it is Muscle that I gained Wed, 7 May 2008 07:34:02 EST Hello Hello, I've just recently started SparkPeople and am enjoying what I have been seeing and doing so far. I have lived in Columbia for nearly 8 years now and have a wonderful husband and 2 children. I need to lose weight and be happy so here I am and glad to see that I have the chance to talk with people that are from this area. Nicole Fri, 2 May 2008 16:36:49 EST need help with this website I was trying to put in my preferance of mono-unsaturated fat to keep track of and I need to know what the allowance is for my calorie count and I don't know how to find that information. Any clue? <em>38</em> Judith Sat, 26 Apr 2008 22:48:04 EST count me in! Just found this group! I'm from Columbia also. The gym that I belong to is Anytime Fitness and I like it alot. Not as many people, its clean, has alot of tv's and it does have a tanning bed. Its nice that you can enter the gym any time of day! Check it out! <em>213</em> Judith Sat, 26 Apr 2008 22:22:51 EST Team Goals I like the new team goal idea a lot! <BR> <BR> How's everyone else feel about it? <BR> <BR> In one group I'm in, we are trying to rack of the miles from point to point in Jane Austen novels... maybe we could adapt that and make goals based on Missouri landmarks for "walking tour" of our beautiful state. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:50:27 EST New to the Team I'm new to this team. I live in Jeff and am glad to fine a team for Central Mo. I was a member of spark a few years ago, but just rejoined the site almost three weeks ago. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support. Mon, 21 Apr 2008 21:23:19 EST Hi Everyone! I have lived in Columbia for 8yrs. I'm a mother of 4 very active growing kids (age's 18, 16, 14, and 9). <BR> I don't know many people here since I'm extremely shy. <BR> I have allot of weight to lose after a long battle with depression and inactivity I'm now ready to face the world and get comfortable in my skin once again. <BR> Take care! <em>30</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2008 19:01:10 EST 5 Good Things I did today This is a topic where you can post the good things that you did for the day (or yesterday). They dont have to be weight-loss related. Just a way to share the good stuff in life to keep positive and inspire others. <BR> <BR> Mine is for yesterday: <BR> 1. Played with my dog. <BR> 2. Had a baked potato with dinner and not fries. <BR> 3. Finished up a project at work. <BR> 4. Drank lots of water. <BR> 5. Kissed and loved on my sweetie. Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:58:30 EST Hi everyone! I'm so glad there is a CoMo team! I'm looking for motivation. Me and my hubby moved here 2 years ago from North Carolina and we love it here. I have been a member of Wilsons north for about 9 months and hadnt gone since August. I just went yesterday but it is very difficult to motivate myself to go because I don't know anyone. My membership expires in may so if anyone has any suggestions about the best gym in columbia, please let me know. Sat, 22 Mar 2008 17:50:31 EST Welcome It seems that we've had some new members join in the past few days. Let's take a few lines to introduce ourselves to one another. Mon, 10 Mar 2008 13:38:53 EST Fundraiser r...Please Read and Help! Hello all. My cousin Tracy is doing a benefit for one of the families that goes to her daycare. She has a 2 year old whose father was diagnosed with cancer in October. After one surgery and 4 months of Chemotherapy they had their hopes up that it was gone. They were just recently informed that it is back and he will have to undergo more Chemotherapy and another surgery. This has been very hard on them both emotionally and financially. Tracy put together this fundraiser at Shakespears Pizza at... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:59:49 EST New CoMo Teammate! My name is Samantha. I'm 21 years old. I was raised In Hartsburg, but moved to Columbia in 1995. I have 2 children, both girls, and am ready to live a healthier lifestyle for myself and them! Tue, 26 Feb 2008 15:22:39 EST Curves Has anyone here tried Curves with or without any success? Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:52:17 EST Have a great weekend!!! Hopefully, each of you will have a great weekend. I know that I am looking forward to the next couple of days. Fri, 8 Feb 2008 17:34:52 EST Exercises for Cold Weather What kind of exercise do you do when you cannot get outside? Sat, 2 Feb 2008 14:02:41 EST February Healthy Heart Challenge For every 30 minutes of exercise you get a <em>26</em> . Let's see if as a team we can get 100 <em>26</em> by Valentine's day. <BR> <BR> For example on February 1 I did 120 minutes of exercise so that would be <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Today I did 110 minutes so that would be <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Are you in? Sat, 2 Feb 2008 13:56:46 EST Columbia girl here Hi there everyone. My name is Jennifer, but I usually go by Jen. I've lived in Columbia all my life (33years in March) I've been married for almost 9 years, and we have a 4 year old son. I work at Walmart, and most days it's not too bad. It's just when you get those really rude people (like all day today.) I have a long weightloss journey ahead of me. I plan to lose half of my body weight. I know that it's not going to be easy at all, but it has to be done. I want to be around for a lon... Sat, 2 Feb 2008 04:53:29 EST Great place to walk in Columbia Hi all! <BR> I've only been in Columbia about six months, but I love it here. There are so many great places to walk, and I find new ones every day. I know it's pretty cold outside right now, but for all of you walkers out there, where do you like to walk? <BR> <BR> My all-time favorite is definitely Rock Bridge State Park, but I also like to walk on the paved trail at the park next to Oakland Junior High (don't know what the name of the park is). I've also been on two sections of Bear Cre... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:26:44 EST Hey guys! I never knew there was a CoMo team, or I would have joined awhile back! <BR> <BR> I'm 27, and a transplant to Columbia from Wright City. Been here for almost 4 years, moved here to get married to my wonderful husband. We're both trying to lose weight and get healthy together! Wed, 16 Jan 2008 23:07:56 EST New teammate from CoMo Hi all! I'm excited to have come across a local team-- yay! I've lived here for about 8 years. I'd love to have a part-time walking partner when the weather gets nice. Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:11:30 EST New member from Columbia Hi everyone. Just wanted to say hello and that I'm new to this site. Good luch to everyone on their goals! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 22:02:37 EST How 'bout them Tigers? The boys in black and gold did Missouri proud on New Year's day. What a way to cap off a great season. Congrats to those players and all of the hard work that it took them to get there. Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:20:46 EST January Challenge How many minutes of exercise can you do this month? <BR> <BR> Simply put the date and the total minutes that you have done on that specific day, and have a total at the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Personal Challenge (1200 min) <BR> <BR> 1/1 - 80 <BR> 1/2 - 45 <BR> 1/3 - 80 <BR> 1/4 - 110 <BR> 1/5 - 75 <BR> 1/6 - 70 <BR> 1/7 - 60 <BR> 1/8 - 125 <BR> 1/9 - 30 <BR> 1/10 - 100 <BR> 1/11 <BR> 1/12 <BR> 1/13 <BR> 1/14 - 30 <BR> 1/15 <BR> 1/16 <BR> 1/17 - 30 <BR> 1/18 <BR> 1/19 <BR> 1/2... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 20:41:26 EST Hey Columbia!! Nice to see so many folks here. Fri, 28 Dec 2007 17:54:52 EST Hi-new member here Hi! My name is Sandy and I am not from Columbia, but from Mexico, Mo. This was the closest I could find to my town, so I decided to check it out. My goal is to drop 40 pounds that I have picked up since my breast cancer in 2004. I had dropped that weight right before the cancer but with the chemo and also the 'final' hernia surgery afterwards, all that weight came right back. This time I want it gone for good! <BR> <BR> Sandy Thu, 27 Dec 2007 05:21:53 EST Buried in the snow? This group has been pretty quiet lately. Is everyone buried under a blanket of snow? I have to say, the snow is a lot nicer than the ice we had a couple of weeks ago (that is probably still under some of the snow!). Sun, 16 Dec 2007 22:57:08 EST Good restaurant choices Like most people, I do a lot better staying on my plan at home than I do when I go out. But, I can't stay locked up in my house for the rest of my life! It is always so hard to find healthy choices at most restaurants--especially because am pescatarian (no meat other than fish), so the ever popular "grilled chicken" is not an option for me and most vegetarian entrees are covered in cheese. <BR> <BR> I am new to the area, so I don't know all of the restaurants very well. I do enjoy sushi from... Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:21:37 EST Healthy Food CoMo Style Has anyone here been to the Farmer's Market in town? I don't eat a lot of fruits and veggies, but I really need to start balancing my diet better (not just eating lower calories). Anyone have experience with it? Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:40:16 EST Sup? Name's Crystal. Live in Moberly and hate it. Wish I lived in Columbia, but I can't convince my boyfriend that it's a good idea. Grrrrr... anyway. I have a wonderful son and an awesome boyfriend. Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:19:45 EST Columbia 5k? Does anyone know about 5k's in our area? I'm interested in completing one, but I'm not sure where to start looking for one :) Sun, 15 Jul 2007 12:46:10 EST Welcome! I noticed that there were so many people from the Columbia area here on Spark that it is only fitting that we have our own group :D Feel free to invite your friends. <BR> <BR> Let's start by having everyone share their goal :D I would like to shed 50 pounds before I graduate. What are your goals? Fri, 13 Jul 2007 14:34:53 EST