SparkPeople Getting Fit in the Brazos Valley of Texas Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14094 This is a team for those in the Brazos Valley; Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Navasota, and anywhere surrounding. SparkPeople Getting Fit in the Brazos Valley of Texas Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14094 Moving to Bryan in December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x57780512 Hi there, I am currently living in San Antonio, but my BF and I will be moving to Bryan around December once I finish school. I thought I would try to get a head start on meeting some people :) Tue, 6 May 2014 15:20:55 EST Food in B/CS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x56761384 Our family sometimes goes out for lunch. <em>190</em> What are good places in Bryan/ College Station for lunch for a family, ages 50 somethings to 11? <em>38</em> <BR> Currently our choices are Rudy's, MacAllisters, Fuddruckers (Which I do not like due to the noise <em>215</em> ), and Blue Baker. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Thanks! <em>304</em> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:05:56 EST New Member :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x53022586 Hello :) My name is Chrystal I live in Brenham Tx and I work in College Station Texas. Where does everyone workout that lives in the Brazos Valley ? I would love to meet people in the area. I didn't grow up in the area and I do not have family in the area so I would love to meet a few new people :) Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:30:45 EST Anyone Work Out At Gold's Gym in College Station? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x51628663 I just joined the gym in December and then I joined the weight-loss challenge. I'd really like to fine someone to work out with sometimes, but I haven't had any luck finding a workout buddy. <BR> <BR> So, anyone work out at Gold's Gym? Anyone else doing the weight-loss challenge? Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:16:36 EST Voting for Bastrop State Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x48270581 Coca-Cola is having a contest, and will donate $100,000 to the park in first place. <BR> <BR> Bastrop State Park in Texas was almost burned to not quite oblivion in last summer's devastating wildfires. It would be a wonderful blessing if the park would receive that money, and could use it to build back part of the park. There is/was wonderful camping at the park. The Boy Scouts used to camp there often, as well as many other groups. It is/was a wonderful place and we would like to bring it ... Mon, 28 May 2012 23:16:28 EST Local History http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x47507750 A friend of mine if B/CS is sending our messages about the past in the area, every now and then. If people let me know that they are interested, I shall post some of them as he sends them. The one he sent today deals with the CS council and an ordinance: <BR> <BR> <em>146</em> <em>146</em> <em>146</em> <em>146</em> <em>146</em> <em>146</em> <BR> -- April 12, 1939 (73 years ago) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The newly-incorporated City of College Station passes at least two ordinances on t... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:33:17 EST PBJ vs MEat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x47441831 My daughter asked her sister, "Which is healthier, a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, or a meat sandwich?" <BR> Second daughter responded that a meat sandwich is, hands down, because of the fat in the jelly. <BR> The way this family usually has pbj sandwiches is on wheat bread, hopefully whole wheat!. For a meat sandwich, all except me choose a white bun, several slices of deli meats, and maybe some Miracle Whip for the first daughter and more for the second. No veggies. My second daughter sai... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 14:23:42 EST Come walk at Fayetteville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16481x14094x46792502 Fayetteville is an hour and a half, southwest of College Station. There are two walks and they are going to be walking on Saturday and Sunday. <BR> <BR> Hope you can come walk with us. <BR> <link>www.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.<BR>asp?eventid=92696 </link> <link>www.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.<BR>asp?eventid=92772 </link> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:57:13 EST 10K Challenge in Sam Houston State Forest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16481x14094x46081717 March 3rd. Start Times: 9:00 AM to 2 PM <BR> <BR> Walk will start at Texas Star Winery, 29311 FM149, Richards, TX 77873. Walk will be on the Lone Star Trail in the forest. The terrain is relatively flat with some wet areas and rough spots. Wear appropriate footwear. <BR> <BR> From College Station: Take Highway 30 (Harvey Road) East (~25.3 miles) <BR> Turn right on FM 2562 and proceed ~4 miles. Turn left on FM 149 and continue ~5.3 miles. Turn right immediately past the Montgomery C... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:56:35 EST Hi all :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x45888773 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I'm a 27 year old PhD student. Since moving to Texas, I gained 20 pounds and I want to both lose it and get back into shape. I do cardio on a semi regular basis (soccer/swimming/cycling), but I started P90X on January 3rd. Let's see where this all takes me. <BR> <BR> Have a great night. <BR> <BR> Melissa <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Jan 2012 20:59:50 EST New Member, New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x45766822 I was interested in joining this group. Is it still active? Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:14:14 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x44514772 Hi I am Heather. <BR> <BR> I have been on Spark since April. I have lost 30 lbs since this date and before that lost 30 lbs with WW which I still go to today. I attend mostly for the accountability and the weigh-ins. <BR> <BR> I joined WW in 2009 and the first year I took off 30 lbs. Then maintained this weight loss for about a year. After a year of maintaining I gained 5 lbs back and I was not attending the meetings. My husband and I started attending the meetings again after WW cha... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 07:16:25 EST Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x44315009 w00t!!! We got rain!!!!!! <BR> <em>27</em> <em>27</em> <em>27</em> <em>27</em> <em>27</em> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:15:49 EST Hot Enough For You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x43779492 The heat is on! <BR> <BR> Have you seen this article by KBTX? <link>www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/BCS_Rank<BR>ed_4th_Hottest_Metropolitan_Area_in_US<BR>_127955988.html </link> <BR> <BR> It includes this link of the 25 hottest cities and 25 coldest cities in the USA.. <BR> <link>www.buyyourhomeguide.com/hottest_col<BR>dest_cities.html </link> Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:41:23 EST Save the Parks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x43225428 Nature Valley is donating $400,000 to preserve national parks. They will donate 50 cents, or for a limited time like right now, $1.00 each time certain UPC's are entered on their site, Naturevalley.com I have one of the codes, and as it is the UPC is obviously is not unique so you can enter it also: 1600044145 <BR> <BR> Please help our parks! <BR> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:23:46 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x42891515 My name is Lynda I just started Spark a couple days ago and am trying to get the message board posting figured out. I have been with Weight Watchers for almost a year now and lost 50 lbs in 6 months. Have been maintaining the loss for the last 6 months. I found out about Spark when a lady on a WW board mentioned it so I checked it out. I am considering canceling my WW membership and going with Spark. The plans are similar in some ways and different in other ways both are good. But Spark does ... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 14:33:59 EST Anyone here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x42426195 Hi! My name is Alison and I am moving to the BV in the next 2 months. I am from Bryan and am moving back and hoping to get a job at TAMU. I haven't seen any activity on this group in a while so I just wanted to check in and see if anyone was still here. <BR> <BR> I am 38 and have a 1 year old son who is getting harder to keep up with and I need to lose some weight and get healthy for him! Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:32:41 EST What are your Easter plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x41027509 When I was girl growing up in S/E Houston, I always looked forward to this time of year. It was not only beautiful with flowers & wonderful weather, but we'd always spend Easter at my Grandparents farm in Fayetteville. They had about a hundred acres and there was a place where Grandma would keep the cows fenced away and the bluebonnets rained supreme. Year after year we have pictures of hunting eggs in those bluebonnets. It is a cherished memory. My Grandparents have passed now and the f... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 13:31:03 EST March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16481x14094x40496211 Take a look at all the parks that were posted in September. <BR> The challenge for March will be to get out to some of those parks and take a walk/run while the weather is so beautiful. Post your activities here. Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:41:23 EST Sherwood Forest Faire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x40496004 The Renaissance Festival is open until the first weekend in April. It's located off 290 just north of hwy 21. Get out, walk, enjoy the shows but watch out for the funnel cake! <BR> <BR> <link>sherwoodforestfaire.com/ </link> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:31:03 EST AHH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x40475310 I was so happy to find this team, and then so sad to discover that no one has been here since 2010!?! Is anybody there?? lol I would love to meet some people from the area who are trying to reach their weight loss goal as well. <BR> <BR> My name is Stef and I am a student. I like to be outdoors, but I haven't found many opportunities since I got married, and moved here to College Station. I would love any suggestions for fun outdoors-y activities in the area. I am also looking for spark fri... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:11:45 EST Sharing Manually Entered Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x37648311 I've been having a great deal of success getting information about food I eat from other Sparkers that have shared their manually entered foods. The SparkPeople database is large but doesn't cover everything because of regional differences and updated menus. <BR> <BR> I've shared my manually entered foods. My list includes a fair number of HEB, Hill Country Fare, Central Market (HEB Store brands) items as well as Great Value (WalMart store brand). <BR> <BR> Those foods can be searched by c... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:33:39 EST September Park List Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16481x14094x36385145 Fall is coming fast and the dog days of Summer will soon be past. We already had one cool front come through, (thank goodness!). Our team challenge this month is to make a list of Parks in the Brazos Valley to walk in during those beautiful Fall days. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 01:04:57 EST What Goals would You Like the Team to Have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x36327167 I think goals are one of the most important things we can do to create a healthy lifestyle. What goals would you like to see the team have. We can have 5, so feel free to list up to 5, in the order of importance to you. <BR> <BR> We can create our own or use the following created by Spark People <BR> <BR> *Drink XX cups of water per day <BR> *Do XX minutes of fitness activities per month <BR> *Walk xx steps per day <BR> *Get xx hours of sleep per day <BR> *Save xx dollars per day <BR... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 03:57:48 EST Suggestions For Forums, Challenges & Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x36327141 Please post here if you have any suggestions for challenges/games that we can do as a team. <BR> One thing I was thinking of was now that the dog days of summer are coming to an end, we could have a park a week challenge. Where we are given a park a week in B/CS to take a walk in. <BR> <BR> Perhaps for forums we might have a listing of farmers markets for fresh veg/fruit or gardening tips. <BR> <BR> What would you guys like? Sat, 28 Aug 2010 03:46:23 EST New Team Lead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x36327121 Good Day To You: <BR> Hi my name is Roweena and when I saw the statement, "The current team leader has not posted here in the last 60 days. If you would like to submit a request to become the Team Leader, please click here." I did. :). I love the Brazos Valley and when I first joined Spark People I was very happy to see we had a group here. <BR> <BR> Here's a little bit about me: I am a native Texan. I was born in Houston and raised in Pasadena. I relocated here to Bryan/College Stati... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 03:40:54 EST Question of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8096x14094x34050301 What is your favorite exercise? Mon, 10 May 2010 20:31:52 EST QOTD: March 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8096x14094x32835580 What is your favorite song? <BR> <BR> Mine depends on my mood and what I am doing. However, I would have to say my all time favorite song is Soft Cell's Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go remix. Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:28:29 EST Made it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x32835505 I made it to the farmer's market before it started pouring. I did get sprinkled/drizzled on, but that did not stop my getting 2 dozen free range eggs, and some great salad fixings. <em>244</em> <em>341</em> <BR> <BR> I just barely made it to Kroger's before the rain started. I spent my time in there and made it out just in time for it to slow down. <BR> <BR> The temperature dropped 12 degrees from the time I left the house to the time I left Kroger's. <em>27</em> BRRRR! Does the temper... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:24:51 EST Weekend vacation ideas needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x32707878 Hi all! The fiance has been talking about taking a weekend trip somewhere because he's too impatient to wait until our honeymoon for a vacation. Anyway, we can't decide on somewhere to go that's close enough for a weekend trip but still feels vacation-y. He said today he would like to go to Padre (boooo!) but that's a 5ish (or more?) hour drive from BCS and we would just be going there Saturday, back Sunday so that would be a lot of driving! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any fun places that ar... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:40:49 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x32706429 Howdy Brazos Valley! <BR> <BR> I live and teach in Bryan, have been married for 22 years, and have 2 amazing children. My daughter is a freshman at A&M this year (WHOOP!) and I have struggled with the transition, but know that is normal. My son is a freshman at BHS. <BR> <BR> I am new to SparkPeople and to this Team. I need support. I guess most would consider me a yo-yo dieter, an emotional eater, etc. I am at my highest weight ever and am starting slowly. I am working on getting b... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:50:09 EST Want to get rid of a treadmill or elliptical?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x32265600 I'm going to go out on a limb and see if any of my spark friends in the BV have a treadmill or elliptical they're looking to get rid of. I know it's a long stretch since this is a site where people should be utilizing those machines to get healthier, but perhaps someone wants to upgrade or doesn't like their current machine. I'd be willing to take it off your hands if so. I'd love something free (I've checked freecycle and Craigslist and I either a)am bad at it or b)no one wants to sell these... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:31:13 EST Any runners in the BV? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x32002891 I'm just curious if there are any serious runners in the BV here on SP. I was training for my first marathon which should have been this past Sunday, but due to injury, I was unable to race. I now want to get back into training for another marathon (probably the Rock n Roll Marathon in San Antonio in November) but I'd love to hear about some other shorter races between now and then. Anyone have any ideas? <BR> <BR> Also, I'd love to hear where others run. I live in south College Station so I... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:21:59 EST Howdy! I'm new to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x32002818 Howdy team! I'm new to the team, but not to SP. I am a recent A&M graduate, looking for my place in the world. I'm a runner by trade and hate this cold weather we've been having. I would LOVE to interact with some other runners or others who are looking for motivation and conversation. <BR> <BR> I notice that this time hasn't had much activity lately, but I'm hoping we can change that. Our little BV gets the short end of a LOT of sticks (Ever tried to explain where we're located to someone ... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:19:34 EST Hiyas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x31350524 My name is Melissa (Melly/MJ, whatever....). I live in Bryan, call it my home although I grew up elsewhere. Lived here since 1990. I work at A&M. My husband works for a local communications company. <BR> <BR> I have been on Sparks for a while now, but did not get real active until recently. I look forward to getting to know local Sparkers! Sat, 23 Jan 2010 18:46:21 EST Fire in Bryan Chem Plant - Evacuate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x27362343 http://www.theeagle.com/local/Fire-forces-<BR>evacuations <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get the news to all in the area - If you see or smell smoke in Bryan/CS, evacuate. Reed Arena is taking people. Thu, 30 Jul 2009 16:31:49 EST Innovative Fitness Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x26017468 I just wanted to share a treasure that I have found here in College Station. Trevor and the crew at Innovative Fitness are the best! I had good success with Sparkpeople. I lost 20 lbs, but came to a place where I was no longer seeing results. That all changed when I signed up for boot camp. The workouts are fantastic and they pushed me harder than I could ever push myself. I am currently enrolled in my third session and have never regretted going. I feel better and am in the best physi... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 18:31:24 EST Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x25077548 Has everyone managed to stay afloat today? With all this rain, I'm not sure how long it will be before I float out of the Brazos Valley! :-) Mon, 27 Apr 2009 19:27:02 EST March Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x23798288 It is time to revive this place. I have been under the weather for it seems this whole year. I am just going to have to get back to posting. I have enjoyed the rain...but it is really time for it to start getting sunny and warm again. I have tomatoes to plant! <BR> Blessings, <BR> Vicky Sat, 14 Mar 2009 19:45:58 EST A&M Members, do you workout at their gym? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8096x14094x21318593 If so, do they have someone there to help you out with knowing how to do the machines or will I have to help myself? <BR> <BR> I have a huge gap in between some of my classes next semester and was thinking about heading over and using the rec center. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:42:56 EST I love Texas weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x21116591 Saturday - run 5.8 miles wearing shorts and tank top. <BR> Sunday - put on multiple layers of clothes <BR> <BR> Texas - experience 3 of 4 seasons in the space of a week. <BR> <BR> The snow from two weeks ago was magical. Mon, 22 Dec 2008 11:32:14 EST New Community Features http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x19993889 This came from Coach Jen today. <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to let you know about some new Community enhancements that launched yesterday. <BR> <BR> Each week we will give members a new (optional) topic to blog about. This will be featured on the main Community page, and the topic will also go out each week in the Weekly Spark. We hope this helps members find topics to blog about, and also want to encourage people to discuss each other's blogs. There is also an "I liked this"... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 17:48:27 EST Oprah's New Diet on Spark Daily Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x19907665 An article in the Daily Spark Blogs caught several people's attention <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=in_<BR>the_news_oprahs_latest_fad_diet </link> <BR> <BR> MrsHoneyC had a blog about Oprah's new diet. She emailed Oprah and invited her to Spark. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1547073 </link> <BR> I have decided to do the same thing. Want to join us? <BR> <BR> <link>www.oprah.com/contactus </link> <BR> Spread The S... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 21:46:15 EST What made you smile today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x19855261 <BR> My DH, who went off to work with a smile, even if he didn't really want to go. We had an attitude change! I praise God every day for sending me exactly the right man to enrich my life. <BR> Blessings, <BR> Vicky Sun, 2 Nov 2008 07:41:45 EST A Place To Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x19777942 Just making a place where we can check in everyday or so. <BR> Blessings, <BR> Vicky Thu, 30 Oct 2008 01:41:45 EST Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x19777915 This is a list of goals that were suggested by someone on one of my teams. Do any of these sound interesting to you? <BR> <BR> Send a spark goodie to someone you don't know yet every day. <BR> Drink 1 extra glass of water every day. <BR> Eat an extra veggie every day. <BR> Do 15 wall push-ups every time you go into the bathroom. <BR> Eat an extra fruit every day. <BR> Do 15 minutes of exercises during commercials while you are watching TV. <BR> Invite someone to join (whatever team you are ... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 01:39:15 EST A Place To Vent! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8096x14094x19552717 A safe place to vent about what ever you want. <BR> Dog eat your shoes? <BR> Traffic drive you crazy? <BR> DH on your list? <BR> Boss on that same list? <BR> Let it all out here and relieve some stress! Wed, 22 Oct 2008 09:32:07 EST How to Work Off the Halloween Candy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8096x14094x19521831 Walking Off the Halloween Candy <BR> A 150-pound person walking 3.5 mph burns 345 calories per hour. That is 6 calories per minute. <BR> Or How far must you go to walk it off? <BR> A 160 pound person would need to walk _____ steps to walk it off: <BR> <BR> Stair Climbing <BR> How many calories would the average person burn climbing a flight of stairs? In one hour, a person weighing 150 pounds burns 750 calories climbing stairs. That is 12.5 calories per minute. <BR> <BR> <BR> 20 pieces of ... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 09:47:27 EST August Discussions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x17518029 Just a place to discuss things happening in the Brazos Valley this month. Anything going on we need to know about? <BR> <BR> There is an online site that allows you to sell/buy/announce things for free here is the link: <BR> <link>www.fleajockey.com/index.php </link> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Vicky Sat, 9 Aug 2008 10:07:48 EST Announcements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x17050415 We're happy to announce the launch of two often-requested enhancements to the SparkPage photo gallery. <BR> <BR> 1) You can now add up to 50 photos to your gallery, up from 25. <BR> <BR> 2) You can now also change the order of your photos. Go to Edit SparkPage, the click Edit My Photo Gallery. You can then put your mouse on any photo to move it around the page, and click Save at the bottom left when you are finished. <BR> <BR> We hope these changes make SparkPages an even more helpful way ... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:41:28 EST Hello All!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x16721139 I just wanted to check to see how everyone was doing. It has been really quiet around here and I thought we might try to change that. <BR> I have finaly found a Dr who knows what is wrong with me and is trying to fix. My thryoid is not functioning properly which is why no matter how hard I try I am not going to loose any weight. I have been on the meds now for about a week and they say it will take almost a month for them to start working. I have also been put on blood pressure meds and t... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:47:05 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x16355933 I was so excited to find a Brazos Valley group on Sparkle! My goal is to get back to the groove of exercising. After having a baby in November it all stopped and I can definetly feel the difference! Wed, 2 Jul 2008 16:21:06 EST New Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x15986777 Please welcome LAURA4150 as our new co-leader. If there is anything you would like to see on the team please let me know. <BR> Blessings, <BR> Vicky Fri, 20 Jun 2008 13:05:25 EST Looking for Leader or co-leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x15620281 I'm looking for someone to co-lead this team. Any takers just Spark mail me or reply to this post. <BR> Vicky Sun, 8 Jun 2008 10:39:41 EST Wanted to say HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x15177436 I just found this group and it is great to find others really close. My name is Carol and I live in Bryan. I am 63 and retired. It's just me and my poodle. I joined SP in February and love this site. Fri, 23 May 2008 21:27:21 EST 5K in September at the Kolache Festival http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x14851944 I have decided to begin the program "Couch to 5K" where you can be a bonafide couch potato and then work up to running/jogging a 5K in two months. The next reasonable 5K for that timeframe around here is the one in September at the Kolache Festival. Does anyone want to join me at the 5K? <BR> <BR> The website for Couch to 5K is <BR> http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/<BR>181.shtml <BR> <BR> I promise that there is no way I will be running very fast, but I will finish! <BR> <BR> L... Mon, 12 May 2008 11:20:24 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x14789139 I'm not new to Spark People any more, but I'm new to this bunch. I live near Plantersville with my husband and my daughter, but I work in College Station. We moved out here about ten years ago to escape Houston traffic, and I wouldn't go back if you paid me. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately one of the best things about the Brazos Valley is all the great restaurants out here. It's not just the big names that the university attracts, but the little family-owned restaurants are just top-notch for t... Fri, 9 May 2008 12:46:48 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x14769972 I am Laura and I am new to this site. I live in Bryan, and have most of my life. I am looking to meet people that are trying to get their weight under control and improve their lifestyle. This is my first time trying anything like this and I feel I am going to need all the help I can get. <BR> Thu, 8 May 2008 20:28:42 EST Food and Mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x13944889 I got this in a newsletter today. It is certainly something to think about. <BR> <BR> Food and Mood by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. <BR> <BR> Eating well and eating healthy doesn’t just happen. It takes an effort and <BR> sometimes we don’t want to make this effort. It’s easier doing things the <BR> way we’ve always done them. If it’s working for you, don’t fix it, but if <BR> it’s making you crazy, it’s time to take stock and get it looked into. <BR> Remember, it’s habit that keeps us locked into u... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 17:21:34 EST Spark Guy Needs Your Input http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x13910129 This is on SparkGuy's Blog Today <BR> click the link at the bottom to go to his blog and tell your story! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let Us Know How SparkPeople Has Helped You <BR> <BR> <BR> A few months ago you were watching a two hour special on E! TV called True Hollywood Story Investigates: Diet Fads, at the end of that program you heard from two SparkPeople members as they described their experiences with SparkPeople.com. Their efforts helped spread the word about SparkPeople to thousands o... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:11:40 EST Farewell Brazos Valley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x13814624 As some of you may know, I am moving to Houston next month. I've decided to turn the reigns to Busbybottom. She's always active on this board and I know she will be a great leader. Please join me in welcoming her as the new team leader. <BR> <BR> WELCOME!!!! <em>235</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:05:05 EST Spark Sounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x13796303 Hey Everyone, <BR> I just this new if you havent seen it YOUR GOING TO LOVE IT!! <BR> <BR> We're excited to announce a small feature called SparkSounds, where you can listed to streaming music while on SparkPeople and on your computer. Some are upbeat for motivation and energy, while some are relaxed for concentration or reflection. <BR> <BR> Right now we just have a handful of playlists that were created by our experts, members, and staff. In the future we may do more with music on the sit... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 19:38:31 EST SparkPeople Shopping Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x13125590 Did you know that we can support Spark while shopping online? If you click on the Spread The Spark link at the top of this page and click on the More Ways To Spread the Spark box on that page you will get to a page with links for all types of things. <BR> Click on the SparkPeople Shopping Club link. <BR> If you use those links for your shopping Spark gets credit. Sites like e-bay and amazon and travelocity. You can add it to your favorites or bookmark it. This is great folks! Let's help keep ... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 18:49:43 EST Armadillo Dash Results and Galloway Marathon Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x12564107 My unofficial time for the 2nd Annual Armadillo Dash Half Marathon is 2:48:03. This is the time I recorded myself. <BR> <BR> Coming to Bryan/ College Station - Galloway Marathon Training Group. They are aiming for the Rock 'n Roll San Antonio marathon and half marathon in Nov. Dr. Jeff Galloway will be there for the first meeting of the group. I will post details. <BR> <BR> Dr. Galloway's method is a run/ walk technique that makes sure that you can cross the finish line. It is very beginne... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:02:17 EST My BCS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x12535854 Does anyone use the mybcs.com? <BR> <BR> <link>mybcs.com/Content/Home.aspx </link> Sat, 23 Feb 2008 10:41:06 EST Running Event - Feb. 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x12129165 The second annual Armadillo Dash, Half Marathon and 5K will be on Feb. 24 in College Station, TX <BR> <link>www.armadillodash.com/index.htm </link> <BR> <BR> I ran the first one and it was a great race. This race supports a great cause - Scotty's House. Sat, 9 Feb 2008 19:13:28 EST Double Dave's Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x12119842 Double Dave's Pizza has nutrition information available on their website at http://www.doubledaves.com. Click on menu, then choose nutrition guide. It is a .pdf file of all their menu items. It is quite detailed, includes exchanges and Weight Watchers point values. You will have to do some math based on how much you actually ate. The .pdf only opens in Internet Explorer, it will not open in Firefox. I don't know about Mac browsers. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share that since there are Double D... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 11:10:11 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x11581218 I am new to the team! I have decided that I needed to get all the support that I can get. Wed, 23 Jan 2008 07:35:34 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x10722110 I just joined and am glad to know there are others in the area. I stay in North Zulch if you know where that is then you are doing better than I was about 5 years ago. I live here now and work for the prison system, I am a correctional officer at Ferguson. Well that is all for now, God bless and have a Merry Christmas!! Sun, 23 Dec 2007 19:38:02 EST What's new? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x8865679 How is everyone doing this week? Any progress? <BR> <BR> Last week I lost 2 lbs and and inch and a half around the waist! Woo hoo! Wed, 12 Sep 2007 17:18:53 EST Walk With Me To Hot Springs Arkansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14094x8735650 Hi. <BR> <BR> Anyone care to walk with me to Hot Springs Arkansas? Our destination is 400 miles. Won't you take this challange with me. <BR> <BR> I live in Cypress (far Northwest of Houston) and I started this journey(ellipticle) Sept 4. So far I've accumulated 3.5 miles. <BR> <BR> I usually walk 30 minutes at a time since I am just starting out, I hope to pick up miles along the way. <BR> <BR> How about it? Won't you join me? <BR> <BR> BoogieWoogie Thu, 6 Sep 2007 11:07:32 EST Weigh in Day Tell us how you are doing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14094x8735430 I lost one lb this week. My smallest loss yet. I lost another inch from my waist which is my BAD spot. I am doing the happy dance. <BR> Vicky Thu, 6 Sep 2007 10:58:27 EST