SparkPeople Kansas Women Unite Team Messageboard Kansas Women challenging each other SparkPeople Kansas Women Unite Team Messageboard Hello from Spring Hill! hi ya'll! just wanted to introduce myself here, just re-started SparkPeople! Looking forward to getting back on track and getting healthy! <em>334</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 2 Dec 2013 16:45:28 EST I am new to Kansas Hi I am Michele aka Mishka. I have recently moved to Kansas form California (09/01/2010) so far so good. I am recently divorced and starting my life over from scratch. Sun, 5 Sep 2010 11:43:48 EST hey-i'm going to be from Ft Leavenworth... i'm an army wife/mom--we're coming in a few weeks and i'm SUPER excited! is anyone on this team in that area? Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:29:04 EST Hi From Logan County~ :o) It appears this is a team that is for the most part inactive, but I am still here. Hays is only a little over an hour from where I live. Just thought that having a spark team near by would be outstanding! Certainly hope to hear from somebody who still visits here. Heavens I just might have to submit to be a team leader. I am here off and on every couple of days. Time shall tell. Please visit my spark page and let me know if you are from this team. Would loveeee to hear from you. <BR> <BR> H... Sat, 29 May 2010 13:43:16 EST Hi there From Wyandotte County Hi everyone how have I been a member of SP and not joined my states team,, well I have now so let the party begin Sun, 25 Apr 2010 23:20:29 EST Book Talk on "The Spark" April 20th at 6pm I will be leading a book talk at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library April 20, 2010 from 6pm to 7:30pm. We will be discussing the first 5 chapters and reviewing the secrets to success section for peoples favorites. It will be in Room 101C. All welcome! <em>305</em> Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:05:07 EST Awfully quiet around here... How is everyone doing? Doesn't look like there's been a whole lot of activity on this team lately! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 00:20:24 EST Kansan at Heart ... Hi! I was born and raised on a farm near Lyons, KS, attended French classes at Sterling College, and four years of college at Fort Hays University, and after marriage, lived in Stockton, Atwood, and Wellington, KS before we were transferred to Missouri in 1976. My hubby was born and raised on a farm near Holyrood, KS, and graduated from Fort Hays with a degree in range management. We were married in Manhattan, KS in 1969. We still feel more like Kansans than Missourians. We own farmland in El... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:42:00 EST Topeka News Stations Promoting SP Monday 1-17-10 In an effort to Spread the Spark I will be on the KSNT 27 6am morning show this Monday 1-17-2010 and then on WIBW 13 at the 4pm show with Ralph Hipp. Then on Thursday the 21st I will be on KSNT 27 5pm news. As you may or may not know I am featured as one of the 16 success stories in the new book. I may have more chances coming up to promote SparkPeople and the book and will pass those along as I know when they will be. Here is the promo video for the book in case you haven't seen it <li... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 07:05:16 EST HELO FROM NEWTON HI TEAM <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Sun, 19 Jul 2009 17:14:16 EST Name one positive thing that has happened since... Being and accepting that I'm diabetic is something that is still sort of new to me. I've discovered that I don't Need to have a chocolate feast at the end of the day (every day) and Coca Cola is has a totally disappointing flavor for me. Ok, I wrote two things. <em>148</em> Have a good day everybody! Sat, 16 May 2009 10:44:56 EST Hi from Benton My name is Lilli. I live in Benton just east of Wichita. I have been a member of Spark People for awhile. I really need to make a point of participating. I have a family home daycare that I am trying to get started and losing weight will help me keep up with the little ones better! Also, struggling with a herniated disk....Ooh the pain!:( Thu, 14 May 2009 09:58:52 EST National Start! Walking Day on Wednesday, April 8. Wear Sneakers to Work! <BR> <BR> Take a stand against heart disease by participating in National Start! Walking Day on Wednesday, April 8. <BR> <BR> Walk across Kansas also starts this day so let get out there and walk. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l?identifier=3053031 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you wish to join us I started a team there place called Kansas Women Unite place that in the company place when you join. Our pass word will be walking Sat, 4 Apr 2009 09:19:52 EST Should Kansas Women Unite continue as a group? Let me know your thoughts about continuing this group. There isn't much activity although we have plenty of members. <BR> <BR> If there is someone out there that would like to co-lead the group please respond. I think the group needs two or three leaders to get us talking again. Sat, 28 Mar 2009 00:31:58 EST Hello from Moscow, KS Hi my name is Lonna. I live in Moscow, Kansas and I believe I am the only one from my town on this site. I am a 51 year old grandma trying to get fit, have to be able to chase after my 2 1/2 year old grandson. (he runs fast and furious, non stop) just all boy!!! <BR> <BR> I am currently doing the Walk Kansas program through our county extension office. This helps keep me motivated for the time being. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to making new spark Kansas friends on this site. <em>220</e... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:11:23 EST Hello Kansas Women! I have volunteered to be the team leader. I have be frequenting this group and hated to see it go inactive. If anyone would like to be a co-leader, please let me know. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:36:08 EST One positive thing that happened this week I work with adjudicated teenage girls. I rarely miss a day of work. However, Thursday I had to take the AM off. When I got to work, several of the girls hugged me, said they missed me and that they were worried about me. These girls rarely say anything that shows they are anything but cold and callous. I'd like to think I am a positive influence in their lives, at least occasionally. Sun, 22 Feb 2009 11:34:34 EST March 28, 2009: The 3rd Annual Walk for Epilepsy March 28, 2009: The 3rd Annual National Walk for Epilepsy will be simultaneously occurring at the National Mall in Washington DC and locally at the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, KS. The 5k walk at Oak Park will happen from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. inside the mall (rain or shine). Sat, 31 Jan 2009 10:26:19 EST Hello from Shawnee, KS! Hello everyone. I live in Shawnee, KS and have been using SparkPeople since December. My goals are to get to a healthy weight and to improve my strength and balance. Basically I want to get healthy and hope to be able to get off of cholesterol and acid reflux meds. <BR> <BR> I have also started at team, Shawnee Sparkers, for anyone living in Shawnee, KS. If you live in Shawnee, join us! <link><BR>s </link> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 06:21:22 EST Hello from the only one in this town. Hello everyone! <BR> I am Sabrina from Geneseo. I do believe I am the only one on sparks from this town. It is less than 300 people so you can see why I say this. <BR> I am just starting out again in my weight loss journey and even with a lot of energy I am still going to have a rough time at doing this on my own. Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:42:29 EST Hello from Johnson Hi everyone, my name is Jessica. I'm divorced and a mom to 4 wonderful kids. I recently moved back here from Colorado. I am trying to lose 70 lbs, and hoping to make life time friends along the way. Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:21:43 EST Pound Plunge 2008 Welcome to the 12 week Pound Plunge Challenge! Beginning January 8 and running through April 2, we will work to modify our fitness and nutrtion routines for a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Next week I will post my beginning stats, and update them each week. I hope that you will share your goals and progress as well (as much as you're comfortable with sharing). <BR> <BR> Come along and join me on the journey! Fri, 26 Dec 2008 14:41:54 EST What is Your Weather Today?? Our snow flurries that were predicited has turned out to be 4 inches!! I live near Manhattan. <BR> What is it like in your part of Kansas? Tue, 16 Dec 2008 16:27:06 EST Name a place in Kansas where you haven't been. Name a place in Kansas where you haven't been, but would like to visit. <BR> I would like to visit Yoder, Kansas, an Amish community near Hutchinson. <BR> <BR> Ludybugxing would like to visit Dodge City. <BR> <BR> Please join in and let us know where you would like to visit. JO Sat, 13 Dec 2008 16:16:37 EST Hello From Ottawa KS ( near Lawrence & Gardner) Hi Im Carey and I am currently living in Ottawa KS. A small town South of KC. I have lost up to 60lbs before but after having two kids have gained it back plus some! **sigh** <BR> I am looking to drop close to 60lbs again. I do home daycare and am married with two kids. <BR> I have the eating right part down problem is finding time to work out and sticking to it! Fri, 12 Dec 2008 11:15:09 EST What do you want from this team? Hey everyone, I'm going to be helping Lorraine with this Team and would like your input on what direction you want the team to go. <BR> <BR> A little about myself, I am 42, with two daughters, one husband, two dogs and three cats. I live in Hays. I have between 10-20 pounds to lose, and come from a long line of obesity, which I am trying to avoid. <BR> <BR> Suggestions, questions, concerns? Let's share them and support each other. The New Year is around the corner so maybe we want to issue ... Fri, 12 Dec 2008 09:36:54 EST Hello from a dinky town on the KS/NE state line! I'm happy to join a group that is from KS! Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:02:39 EST Hey all! Hi! My name is Anita, and I live in Greensburg. I'm sure most of you know where that is, now, lol. <BR> I've just recently started here at SP and I love it already! Wed, 12 Nov 2008 18:28:15 EST Hello from Lawrence! Hi fellow Kansans! I live in Lawrence and would love to find a workout buddy. I'd love to lose around 90 pounds. I've lost 80 before (and gained them all back! Marriage, booo!!!), so I'm hoping to do that, again. Sat, 25 Oct 2008 01:09:38 EST anyone near me? I live in Dodge City, and I'd kinda like a local buddy if I can. I don't have very many friends in the first place... I am a member of Anytime Fitness. I go at some kindof random times depending on my schedule, but I've gone just about every day for the past two weeks. Plus I'd just kinda like a buddy to hang out with other times too. :) Fri, 19 Sep 2008 19:02:58 EST SparkPeople Meeting in Topeka Sept. 20th First off I know I am a guy posting to a nonguy board but I just wanted everyone who I could reach in KS to know about our meeting in Topeka, hope I do not make anyone mad. <BR> <BR> We are having a SparkPeople meet and greet at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in the Menninger Room at 2pm on the 20th of this month. Library's address is 1515 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66604. Invite whoever you would like and bring whatever you want, I will be giving tours of the library to whoev... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 17:21:51 EST Howdy How is everyone doing? Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:27:26 EST Im new here Hello im a newbie here. My name is Lisa and im from Larned, KS. Im looking foreward to being a part of this group. Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:15:04 EST Emporia has a team Just wanted to let anyone in the Emporia KS area that we have a new team! Please join us!!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 18:50:14 EST Hi from South Central Kansas! From Anthony to be exact! <BR> <BR> I'm Jaclyn a SAHM mother of one six year old son. I am an owner of a Gymboree clothing based disscussion forum/resale site that has just started so I am spending alot of time sitting at the computer and it's wrecking my diet and excerise goals, so hopefuly this will be the push I need to get moving and get back to my pre-pregnancy size! Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:05:47 EST Hello from Northwest Kansas Hello! I am from a small town in Northwest Kansas and would like to join your team. I joined Spark people quite awhile ago, but a very stressful thing happened and I didn't use it. Unfortunately I gained 30 lbs more. Now that the storm has passed I am focusing on myself again, and I'm ready to lose some lbs. Fri, 11 Jul 2008 14:28:30 EST NEW TEAM FOR TEENS IN KANSAS,AGES 18 -21 I am inviting kansas teens that 18-21 to join this new team, if you have relative,fiend that has someone that age,come join my team,it can found at college group,it is called KANSAS TEEN SPARKER,18-21 <em>252</em> <em>223</em> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:52:40 EST Needing help in Kansas City Anyone in the KC area wanting a workout buddy/accountability partner? Tue, 1 Jul 2008 22:15:59 EST thought I'd join in I live in the UK now, but am a Kansas girl by birth and nature. I lived 20 years in Topeka before moving over here. Thu, 15 May 2008 14:43:35 EST newbie from newton hi all! i'm new(ish) to sparking. been doing biggest loser club since january, and before that was on my own since july 2007. lost 35 pounds so far and have between 55-70 to go. (depending on when i decide to stop!) :) <BR> <BR> i'm born and raised in newton, which is just about 20 minutes north of wichita. i'd love to get connected with some fellow kansans to support eachother on this journey!! <BR> <BR> god bless y'all!! Tue, 13 May 2008 19:34:59 EST Hi Im new from wichita looking for a work out budd Does anyone need a workout buddy If you do I need one, I work out at the south ymca. Tue, 6 May 2008 18:23:33 EST Kansas City Women Accountability Partners!!! Hi there! I'm in desperate need of an accountability/workout partner! After 5 months of struggling by myself, I realized that I truly lost weight and kept it off if I had a partner to keep us on track. I'm a student at KUMC and living in Mission. Anyone close by or at the same school to use their gym? Message back either way, I'd love to hear that there's support up here in KC!!! Tue, 15 Apr 2008 22:42:32 EST Fitness Bootcamp Hi all! Just wanted to let ya'll know something I've fallen in love with. Fitness Bootcamp. It is the best workout you will find anywhere. Check out the website... <BR> I just completed my first 6 weeks and I LOVE it! Hope to see some of you in the next 6 week session! Sat, 12 Apr 2008 11:53:51 EST The Best Workout I have been taking a class at the Hutch YMCA called Zumba. This is like dance areobics. Zumba is a blast. I have never had this much fun working out. Most people say they cant dance and therefore can not do Zumba. That is untrue. I have never danced in my life and I do fine in this class. Our instructor has been doing a class on Fri evening from 7 to 8 pm at Judy's School of dance on Main in Hutch. It is open to the public, you dont have to belong to a certain. The cost is just $2.00... Fri, 28 Mar 2008 07:37:01 EST Hi! I am new Hi everyone!! My name is Lori and I am from Hutchinson,Ks. I am 43 years of age and would like to lose 40 to 50 pounds. <em>213</em> Fri, 14 Mar 2008 00:12:04 EST anyone from newton area ? i am looking for spark people team membeers from the newton area. Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:15:12 EST Welcome to Our Team I would like to welcome each of you to this team feel free to start any topic you like. Introduce yourself to other members. Welcome and good luck on your Journey ahead I'll be cheering for you. <BR> <BR> I'll be around life has just been busy here in my part of Kansas of late and still need sometime to get things back in order. Sun, 9 Mar 2008 16:12:24 EST Walk Kansas Hey- Does anyone do this in there County? Wed, 5 Mar 2008 12:24:05 EST Hello from Lawrence, KS Hello my name is Kristy, I am from Lawrence KS. I am hoping to lose 38 pounds over the next few months :) So far I have only lost a few but it is a start! <em>100</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 22:31:15 EST Whats up from south east kansas Hey all! I am from La Harpe to be more exact. It's near Iola. Fri, 29 Feb 2008 18:49:05 EST Kansas Weather Hey all! I don't know about what parts of Kansas you are from, but in Southwest Kansas, it looks like its going to get nice!! High's in the upper 50's and lower 60's all weekend!!!! Time to get outside and get some sunshine! Then the temp will prolly plummet next week.. but enjoy while you can!!! Have a great weekend! Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:39:05 EST Hello from Bellaire in N.Central KS HI everyone, I'm a returning member. Live between Lebanon and Smith Center near Bellaire. Moved here from Colorado about a year and a half ago. Brrr. It's cold this winter! Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:30:26 EST Hello from Southwest Kansas!! Hey everyone :) Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself! My name is Laura, I live in Ulysses, way down in the Southwestern corner of the state. Just started my new journey a week ago, so far everything has been really great, and meeting new people. Then I found a KS group and thought I'd better join 'em!!! Have a great day, and weekend!! :) ~Laura~ Fri, 11 Jan 2008 10:06:04 EST Hello from Hutch Hi everyone, I am 32 and a mom of 2 wonderful children. It's hard to make time for myself with a full time job and all the things my children are involved in. I am commited to making time for myself this year. I am signing up at the YMCA this week though. I will be joining a couple classes. Anyone else going to the Y? Sun, 6 Jan 2008 22:01:15 EST hello from emporia hi iam angie a 31 yr old stay at home mom and wife <BR> hope i can find some friends and suppore here Thu, 15 Nov 2007 02:17:07 EST Saying hello from Kansas City! Hi there!!! I'm new in town and am loving it! Hopefully this town'll motivate me to do well with my diet *damn the good bbq!* <BR> <BR> -Kendra Thu, 8 Nov 2007 01:02:31 EST New Team Hi, I started a new Team to discuss JoAnna Lund/Healthy Exchanges recipes, books, and newsletters. They list all nutritional information and the diabetic exchanges, so they work in well with a healthy life style. <BR> <BR> JoAnna was from the midwest, so most of her recipes are very family/midwestern friendly! <BR> <BR> It's brand new and I would love for it to get up off the ground, if you're interested please come join! <BR> <BR> Here's the site- <BR> Sun, 7 Oct 2007 13:16:39 EST I've got a very big challenge Hubby bought me a really cute, modest (a lot of the ones he was looking at were very revealing, if you know what I mean) fairy costume for halloween. It's an XL 16/18 size, what I wear, but it's TOO SMALL! He can't send it back so I said I would loose weight so I could fit in it in about 3 weeks. <em>198</em> Talk about a BIG CHALLENGE! I have a hard time staying within my suggested daily calorie intake. I've not found a happy medium, it's either WAY over or under, which doesn't bothe... Wed, 3 Oct 2007 17:00:50 EST Hello from the northwest! I just wanted to introduce myself to the group! I am 23 years old and just recently got married. My husband & I have become very comfortable with each other which is part of the reason I have gained 40 lbs since we started dating 2 and a half years ago. I haven't been able to get the weight off but I hope every day that I will make better choices and learn to be a healthier person! I hope everyone is enjoying spark and I welcome your comments! <em>223</em> Fri, 28 Sep 2007 01:13:54 EST Hello from Everest Kansas Hi My name is Sheryl and I am from Everest Kansas. We are pretty Rural so Email and the computer seem to be the best way to get support Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:52:47 EST Hello from Parsons, Kansas... Hello, my name is Teresa and I live in Parsons, Kansas....Is there anyone who lives here that would want to be a walking buddy....I need some inspiration....I am loving this hope to here form some new ppl to get to know.....Teresa or just jazzy....Have a great night... Wed, 19 Sep 2007 23:21:13 EST Young Kansans?? I'm 19 and from Wichita and was wondering if there was anybody in the area that was going to school or around my age. I just started this and was hoping there would be someone I could relate to!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 9 Sep 2007 21:43:05 EST Hey fellow Kansans! I was just cruising around checking out some Spark pages and found this grounp on one. Thought it was cool that Kansas has it's own team! Fri, 7 Sep 2007 14:30:59 EST Hello from Wichita.. Hello, Is there anyone from Wichita or the surrounding areas? I would love to get to know you. Mon, 3 Sep 2007 23:20:31 EST America on the Move ~*~Challenge I picked this up on the Team Leader Board, the group leader for this is Gia2054. From the sound, it just might be right up Our Teams Alley. Here are the details if anyone happens to be interested. I've already signed up. At 8:30 we had 23 members and I picked the Oregon Trail. <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Steptember is Coming! <BR> <BR> Make two small changes to your life each day of September with America On the Move's Steptember program. In a month, you will have learned new habits... Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:31:27 EST Hello from your Capital. .Topeka! Hi, Tonia here from Topeka by way of lots of other cities and states. <BR> <BR> Glad to be apart of the team! <BR> Wed, 8 Aug 2007 11:55:54 EST Light Buns I posted this in the Wichita Team as well, but so far no one knows of any (just today though), so I thought I might increase my luck if I ask here too- <BR> <BR> I currently live in NYC, but I grew up in Kansas. In NYC I can find light Wonder bread Buns, as well as many of the bigger grocery stores carry their own store brand "light" buns. (one even has a light raisin bread!) <BR> <BR> Any way since Wonder is a national brand and the others are just store brands (stores that don't exsist i... Wed, 25 Jul 2007 20:46:14 EST Happy Day I have had a very stressful week, yet I woke up this morning and I noticed something ..... I have lost the fat under my chin!!! I have a defined chin. YAY! I haven't weighed in because my scale is broke but I will be weighing myself on Friday at my mom's house. Wed, 25 Jul 2007 17:37:06 EST new to the board Hi you all, <BR> Yes I did live in texas for a while. I grew up in Kansas moved to nebraska, wyoming, texas and back to Kansas. I now live in whichita ks, lived here for 3 years moved form overland park ks. I find the humity hard to work out it so I joined the YMCA and found relieve fromt the heat and a great group of women to work out with. We do deep water workouts. <BR> It is actually fun especially in the summer. I do not find the challange in working out because it gets me out of t... Tue, 24 Jul 2007 20:43:25 EST Hello from Abilene Hi Everyone, I'm Julie. Just joined sparks within the last two weeks and am enjoying it very much. Found this group and thought I'd join to keep up with the rest of the Kansas girls! Will look forward to getting to know everyone :) <BR> <BR> Julie Thu, 5 Jul 2007 22:22:42 EST Joy I have loss a total of 20.5 lbs and 6 inches,in just under 3 months. I feel so good, need to get back to my bike and ride it everyday. <BR> <BR> becca <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 18 Jun 2007 18:50:57 EST Up Coming Special Event CITY SLICKERS HIKING EVENT <BR> Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center <BR> Saturday, June 2 2007 <BR> 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. <BR> <BR> Intended for: <BR> <BR> (Ages 6 to adult) Please call 816-759-7300 for reservations. Join Appalachian Trail hiker, David Western as he takes us to the Blue River Parkway for a five to six mile hike. The trail rating will be easy for all you City Slickers with rest stops and viewing time. Bring a water bottle, rain gear, and snacks for yourself. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 26 May 2007 08:00:05 EST Winfield Country Roundup Hey Ladies! <BR> <BR> I don't know if any of you are country fans, but we have a great festival coming up this next weekend, right here in Winfield! If you want to see the lineup, go to I can point you in the right direction for tickets. <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd share the fun with ya'll! I will be there the whole weekend and I can't wait! :) Plus, if you do come, we have to meet! :) Thu, 24 May 2007 13:16:24 EST I'M LOOSING IT !! hey all I just feel I am lossing this battel of weight loss. <BR> I feel my willpower living it make me so sad I have worked so hard at this. So far have lossed 16 lbs and about 10 inches, I am so happy about that but I do not see the results, know one ever say's or ask's "have you been loosing weight?" How I long to hear those words. I guess I can tell some in my face but I see myself every day.I need My FIRE LITE! Our 1 year anv. is comming up I lossed my mom on June 5,2006 very suddenly s... Thu, 24 May 2007 10:49:10 EST Curves I joined curves this week with a free 21 day membership. Has anyone else done this before? I want your opinions. I hope it is very effective, but I am unsure if it is worth it for the cost. Wed, 16 May 2007 14:08:34 EST SparkPeople for Greensburg Team Started<BR>individual.asp?gid=11103 <BR> <BR> <BR> please join me in helping our fellow Kansans rebuild their lives and town one Sparkperson at a time any help you can give is needed right now! Tue, 8 May 2007 13:59:23 EST Ladies, be safe!! I cannot believe all of the weather we are having this weekend. They were just talking tornado warnings around harper county. I just want all of you to be safe and keep that radio or news on!!! My house has a basement. All I need to do is teach my dogs to go down in the basement. <BR> <BR> Stay safe! Sun, 6 May 2007 12:31:32 EST Heart Goes Out For Greensburg For anyone who has family, friends or is in Greensburg, KS. I pray for your safety and your great loss. Sat, 5 May 2007 23:26:57 EST Wichita Zoo Is anyone going to go see the new penguin exhibit when it opens? My husband and I are aruging that the <BR> zoo already has penguins and they are not new to the zoo. I think he is wrong. I don't recall seeing any penguins there. Does anyone know who if they do or don't have them? Wed, 2 May 2007 22:37:06 EST It's awfully quiet in here... I hope this means everyone is out having all sorts of fun. <BR> I, on the other hand, am studying like crazy for my finals, packing a suitcase for a quick trip to California to see my brother this weekend (He's coming home from his 3rd tour in Iraq!) and packing my apartment up so I can make a summer move. <BR> <BR> <BR> Whats everyone else doing? Sun, 29 Apr 2007 11:21:58 EST hi all new to group Hey I have been w sparksabout 9 days now. <BR> I live in Rozel Ks a very small town. <BR> So far I have loss 8 lbs <em>244</em> <BR> becca Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:50:26 EST New to group Hi. I am new to this group. I like to see where everyone is from. I live in McPherson and am a SAHM of 4 young children. I'm tired of feeling fat and need to lose about 40 pounds still. I need all the help and motivation I can get. So far SP has been pretty good for me, I hope to keep losing weight! Wed, 18 Apr 2007 11:44:27 EST Jazzercize In Wichita???? I was checking out the Jazzercize website & found that there is a place in Wichita. Has anyone used this facility? I was wondering if it would be worth the money? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> kelly Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:02:24 EST From Beloit Hi all, Found this forum when the team leader posted on my page. I'm just now getting my head back on straight and getting back in the saddle of weight release again. I love lifting weights and my diet is more raw foods (fruits and veggies) than anything... when I stick to it that is. LOL! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet other Kansas Women on this weight release path. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Angie <BR> Thu, 29 Mar 2007 19:18:46 EST anyone in topeka,ks? is there anyone going out tonight for st.patrick's day that lives in topeka Sat, 17 Mar 2007 21:07:04 EST Anyone in Tonganoxie? I have only lived here for just under 2 years and only really know the neighbors. Anyway, just looking to see if anyone wanted to talk or wanted to start walking together. <BR> <BR> Jamie Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:13:59 EST Is anyone taking phentramine? I started phentramine yesterday as both for a big energy boost and an appetite suppressant. Yesterday was my first day on it. I didn't feel any extra "boost" of energy, but I sure didn't eat much. Just about 1300 cals. I don't know maybe that is alot of cals. But it is 100 less than my minimum. I am also taking glucophage for my PCOS and my doctor says that it causes people to lose weight too. I don't want, of course, to get "addicted" to the meds. Just wondered if anyone was taking ei... Tue, 13 Mar 2007 14:23:38 EST New to the Group Hello fellow Kansans! <BR> <BR> Nice day today! (for NE KS anyway). Not sure what the rest of the state is like. Anyway just wanted to let you know I joined... I am 26yo and I am a nurse, I still go to school and work full time.. I got married in july 2006. I am here for the motivation I need to lose weight. <BR> <em>249</em> Mon, 12 Mar 2007 18:55:56 EST Just bought house in KC! We will be official Kansasaians (?) in a couple months. Just bought the house in KC and can't wait to be part of the state. <BR> <BR> I have lived all over the west coast, and I can tell you, the people, even in a big city like KC, are the best, most friendly I have ever met. You can actually talk to them.....or smile and have them not think you are about to rip them off. Its refreshing! <BR> <BR> I would love a slightly smaller city, but for a city, KC seems pretty awesome!! <BR> <BR> I ... Wed, 7 Mar 2007 11:13:42 EST Wichita women question.. Is anyone doing the Wichita Fitness Challenge 911 sponsored by GNC and Genesis health clubs?? We signed our team up this weekend from work. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me- very laid back, but yet they give you free vitamins/supplements, free month membership to Genesis, free diet help...what can go wrong?? :) Sat, 3 Mar 2007 23:19:03 EST How is the weather?? WE had tornados around my area last night!! What about you!! Thu, 1 Mar 2007 09:30:16 EST What I like Best about Kansas Hey, would like to hear from everyone what they like best about Kansas be it a place, attitude, thing, or whatever you like best. <BR> <BR> I like seeing the stars on a clear summer's night. <BR> <BR> Shari. <em>31</em> Sun, 18 Feb 2007 20:05:03 EST warmer temps? I am almost Giddy because the forecast says it will be in the 50's! Hopefully the wind doesn't bring those temps down too much. I am thrilled to have above 0!! <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> Sun, 18 Feb 2007 10:03:04 EST Valentine's Day - name something about yourself... that you love. I think positive reinforcement is always needed. <BR> <BR> I love my attitude. I have always been a positive person and try to bring out the best in people. <BR> <BR> Physically (this is harder), I love that for the most part my stomach is flat. I carry my weight over my rear so it is a little more camouflaged. <BR> <BR> How about everyone else? Step forward now. Wed, 14 Feb 2007 08:51:15 EST More snow I so hate snow!! I wanted it but now I just can't stand it anymore!! How about you!! Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:49:37 EST Post weekend Ok, the weekend is over. How did you do? Are you needing a pep talk, and celebratory dance, or just an ear? Let us know. We support each other. <BR> <BR> I did ok this weekend. I did not do exercise per se, but did go up and down the stairs a lot. The laundry is put away and kids' room is clean!! <BR> <BR> I lost 2 pounds last week. And, I do not want to find them again. ha ha <BR> <BR> Here is to a good week! Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:49:41 EST Jokes, Funny Stories, Etc. Make Someones Day! Deserted Island Story <BR> <BR> A retired corporate executive, now a widower, decided to take a vacation. He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of his life, that is, until the ship sank. <BR> <BR> He found himself on an island with no other people, no supplies, nothing, only bananas and coconuts. After about four months, he is lying on the beach one day when the most gorgeous woman he has ever seen rows up to the shore. In disbelief, he asks, "Where did ... Sat, 3 Feb 2007 13:24:36 EST Just wanted to say HI!! Hi there Kansas Women! I just joined this group and am posting for the first time in a forum. I do not have a the Internet at home and am about to leave this computer, but I'd like to hear from you! Bye for now. <em>30</em> Wed, 31 Jan 2007 16:22:36 EST More Snow!! We got more snow over night, irght now Ithink there's about 2" out there. And it keeps coming down. When I went to bed last night, I thought the news said we would get this later this afternoon or tonight....but once again, they were wrong!! <BR> <BR> But it is pretty. I have already been out to take pictures of it. I take pics EVERY time it snows here...and the all look the Oh well! Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:09:37 EST Leaving. ....come on and try!!! Hey everyone, I heard of a great team that will help us in this competition. It's called "Leaving 180-ville" and you try to get each other "out of town" and into 170-ville. Well, I weighed 231 at the time so I started 230-ville and 220-ville. This is such a fun way to meet people in our own weight brackets and to help encourage each other to lose weight. If you are interested, the following are links to the various weight brackets. Just choose your weight URL and put it into your browser. Hop... Sun, 28 Jan 2007 19:18:28 EST Fun in the Wichita/ Salina/H Hutchinson area I live about an hour north of Wichita and have my own favorites. But, I'm interested to know everyone elses favorite places to eat and hang out, drink coffee, get a healthy bite to eat, have fun with the kids, shop. I know there are a lot of hidden gems out there! Wed, 24 Jan 2007 11:03:46 EST Just want to say Hi Hello everyone I live in the small town of Moscow in southwest Kansas. It is near Liberal and Hugoton. I need all the encourgement I can get. This is my second time trying with Sparkspeople hope to reach my goal this time. <em>108</em> Sun, 21 Jan 2007 23:39:25 EST Snow Since most of Kansas is covered with the white stuff I was just wondering what your total snow fall today has been. Here in El Dorado We have about 6" and it is still coming down. By morning I bet we may have about 8". I will post the final total when it is over. I haven't seen this much snow since I was little. I enjoy it as long as I am inside. <BR> Sat, 20 Jan 2007 21:11:30 EST Daily goals? I have decided I need smaller, daily goals. Does anyone else feel this way? I have decided that today, my goal is to not cheat. No sneaking oreos, no matter how loudly they call my name. LOL <BR> <BR> Darci <em>246</em> Tue, 16 Jan 2007 14:09:25 EST Hello there; with a question.. HI, everybody. I have been looking for yu 4 a fu days. I moved to KS (very rural) from CO (big city) in June. I need a network/support and hope to find it here. I have been spending time, getting my website to my liking so I could share it. Busy working with the program..using the meal planner. I can feel my clothes fitting less tight already, a real motivator! How do you record your weight, as in "loss" hopefully, but first I have to find my scale, still unpacked somewhere. <em>244</... Tue, 16 Jan 2007 09:33:49 EST New Here <em>4</em> <BR> Hello everyone. OK it tis the new year and I am starting this AGAIN. I live in Manhattan grew up in Olathe. I have always been small, got huge when pregnant (2yrs ago) and cant lose the weight! I have been on Spark for a while, but I am hoping joining a team will help with my motivation. I can handle the workouts, it is the eating I am a huge binger!I am looking forward to getting to know you and being losers with you!!!! Tue, 16 Jan 2007 02:11:24 EST Where in Kansas are U from? Hi everyone! I thought that it would be nice to know were all of our fellow Kansas members are from. I'm from......Marion. Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:19:35 EST Sore and loving it! How did everyone do on their cardio and/or strength training today? <BR> <BR> I'm proud to say that since school has started, I've been waking up early and at the university gym when it opens up at 6:30. I feel so good, especially during class. I seem more focused and alert (even in boring classes like my pathogenic microbiology). <BR> <BR> Sweat on beautiful people, sweat on! Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:44:02 EST I was bad today <em>198</em> I didn't have time for a good lunch and I splurged on breakfast. I hit my maximum calories by lunch, I can't remember the last time that I misbehaved like this. <BR> <BR> However, the good side is it's only Wednesday and I have have burned 100 calories more than my weekly requirements and I will burn a lot more this weekend since we are moving my 99 year old Granddaddy from Harper to Wichita. Since it's just me and my dad doing the work, LOTS of calories for me!!! <BR> <... Wed, 10 Jan 2007 20:44:51 EST missing home I was born and raised in wichita. My ex husband moved us to mo in 98. since then I have divorced, remarried and had a son. I miss wichita. all my family and friends still live there. Tue, 9 Jan 2007 11:11:49 EST Old to Spark, New to this team! Hello Ladies! I decided that I need to join a team so here I am!! I have actually been a spark member for over a year, but have been really slacking off for the last 6 months since I moved. However, even without the excersise and calorie counting, I only slid back 6 pounds in 6 months. I thought it would have been a lot worse. I started my diet 07/18/05 at 260 and currently am at 207. (Keep in mind that I was misbehaving for 6 months or I would be a lot farther.) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm ... Mon, 8 Jan 2007 22:19:36 EST Weekend Plans ??? Anyone have something special going on, something you have planned for this weekend? <BR> <BR> What is happening where you live..anything fun or exciting? <BR> <BR> dh and I often take daily road trips, so what is going on where you live. Fri, 5 Jan 2007 11:35:10 EST New here Hi, My name is Brandy I am a mother of four little ones who I have choosen to homeschool next school year, I am married to a wonderful man, and although my family is not supportive of my desion to loose the weight, I think that I can over come it and loose it anyway! I am joining becuase I am not only looking for a great program but I also want to have a partner that needs to loose weight and needs the same support that I do! So if anyone lives in Wichita, KS (towards downtown) im me at snake... Wed, 27 Dec 2006 18:01:48 EST Freecycle Clothes What if we started a Freecycle of clothes to help each other out?? Just a thought!! What do you think?? Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:46:04 EST Still full from yesterday... This morning I woke up with a gut ache. I think I ate too much yesterday! I've found that my regular eating habits are a hit and miss kind of thing --When I am hungry, I eat!!! When I'm not, I don't eat at all. This new diet forces me to eat just about all day long, I don't think I like that. I know its good for my metabolism and all, but I just don't want to wake up tomorrow like this. I feel so full I don't even want to drink water. Does anyone have this problem? Tue, 19 Dec 2006 13:45:03 EST Too cold for walks! I've really enjoyed the past couple of warm days we've had, but now that the cold has settled in again I can't find the motivation to get my already-sore body out in the cold! How can I do cardio indoors when I don't have any exercise equipment? Can work out tapes be considered cardio? Tue, 19 Dec 2006 13:32:12 EST Howdy Everyone! Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I am wanting to meet some people who would like to work out. A little about me is that I live in Wichita, KS. I have a 4 year old, go to WSU and work. I am making positive changes for myself and would love to have support and be supportive of others. I am also a member of the YMCA and will be taking a Hip Hop dance beginning Jan. 9 at the Y on Meridian, if you would like to do this with me, let me know. Take care and happy holidays! <em>233</em> Mon, 18 Dec 2006 22:30:02 EST When the cold Kansas weather moves in... What do you do for exercise? <BR> <BR> I am lucky that I have a really nice park just a quarter of a mile away from my house. It's half a mile around the park. If I just want a quick walk, I can walk there, around the park, and back, and get a mile in. But, when we got our last snow, there was NO WAY I could get out there to walk. I'd have to m ove at a snails pace to not fall on my rear!! We were snow/ice packed for a few days, and it was very cold out! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I started with s... Sun, 17 Dec 2006 12:50:17 EST New from SE KS Hi all I am Chrissy!! I live in Iola. I am so excited to join this group. I hope to get to know all of you soon!! <BR> <BR> SW-185 <BR> GW-150(May 07) Fri, 15 Dec 2006 10:48:07 EST New to the group from NE KS <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> First day back on SP after being gone for awhile. I just joined your group today! Wed, 6 Dec 2006 15:40:10 EST Hi I'm new to the group from SE Kansas Hi everyone! I've been on this site for awhile, but I'm new to this group. I guess I'm hoping to find fellow kansas women to help push me along. I live in SE kansas in the town of the PITT STATE GORILLAS!! Hope everyone is enjoying this weather as much as it can be enjoyed!! Mon, 4 Dec 2006 16:34:48 EST Good Morning Hope all of my fellow Kansas team members had a safe and warm weekend. I love the snow until it melts and refreezes a few time. What a pain!! Mon, 4 Dec 2006 10:09:48 EST Are we all staying safe and warm? Well, down here in Winfield, We're getting a lot of snow! I know it's hitting mostly southeast Kansas. I hope that any of you in the affected areas are able to stay inside this evening. It's cold out there and I bet the roads aren't doing too well! <BR> <BR> How many inches do you have so far? We have at least 5 I bet. Thu, 30 Nov 2006 17:45:14 EST Touching base Just checking in to see how everyone is doing this week? I hope it has been good so far. I had a steroid shot in my thumb today so haven't worked out today but maybe tomorrow I will feel better and be ready to jump back on the boat. <BR> <BR> have a gread week. Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:23:06 EST Hey y'all. I'm new. Any bowlers out there? Hi I just joined the team today. I am from Coffeyville. Reading everyone's comments, it sounds like everyone is doing really awesome with their weight. I hope to post similar losses soon. Do any of you bowl? <em>213</em> Mon, 13 Nov 2006 15:04:44 EST I join you I have lost about 3 or 4 pounds depending which way you look at the weight scale. Part of it is due having an infection flare up in my left nostril that had surgery on it October 11th. Sitting in an emergency room with hubby medical problem was the worse place to be with my type of surgery. Needed a nose mask and did not think about it. Sat, 11 Nov 2006 13:36:44 EST I am finally a loser. I lost 5.2 lbs. this week. I got a total of 141 minutes of exercise this week. I tried to eat better this week. <BR> It is true that small changes can produce big changes. Sat, 11 Nov 2006 11:39:39 EST New here from Olathe... Hello. I have 55 lbs left to lose. I have lost 100 lbs in the past 2 years. I had hit a plateau and joined to start something new. I love SPARK so far!! <BR> <BR> Jennifer Wed, 8 Nov 2006 19:57:02 EST HAPPY MONDAY How was everyones weekend? I did well on my calories, and water but failed on exercising. Saturday was good but sunday I feel in a rut and didn't do anything but lay around and watch nascar and football. I don't weight until on wednesday so hopefully I still on track. <BR> <BR> Happy Monday and here is to a great week. <BR> <BR> Kelly Mon, 6 Nov 2006 11:44:45 EST TGIF Just wanted to wish everyone in the group a great weekend. This seemed to fly by and I actually did very good so hopefully my weekend will be as smooth. <BR> <BR> Kelly Fri, 3 Nov 2006 19:24:47 EST hi i'm new hello everyone. My name is Rachael and I'm 23. I live in the middle of nowhere right now. lol I'm about 45 minutes from Wichita, 25 from Newton, and 30 from El Dorado. I'm trying to get a job in Wichita so I can move there. I am new to this site and to a serious diet plan so I could use all the advice/help offered and hope to help encourage others as well. Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:18:23 EST Wichitans going to the park Hey, today is a great day to go to the park for a walk. <BR> I think I'll take the dog to Oak Park, which is by 13th street and the River. It's a disc golf course, so we'll be back in the "woods" exploring the trails. So, if you see a girl with a red shirt and a Great Dane with dark brindle coloring, that's me and my pup! <BR> We'll probably head over there about 6 p.m. <BR> <BR> I'd like to make this a standing date. Every Tuesday at 6, I'm going to Oak Park with my dog. You are welcome... Tue, 17 Oct 2006 16:17:35 EST Anyone from Sedan Kansas or surounding areas? Hi, I am so glad I found this forum. I just moved here,, and trying to lose weight, and start over. I am married with 1 daughter that is 8, I should have lost this weight 8 yrs ago, but I got lazy after marriage. Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:28:36 EST new group CELEBRATE EVERY FIVE POUND LOSS!!! that is what the group is called it is for everyone whether you haven't met the five pound goal yet or have lost more it is just a little celebration group for people to join and share how great they feel about their goals!!!! <BR> Fri, 13 Oct 2006 15:25:43 EST hello im new and from kansas, the cool state!! hello im new!!! Sun, 1 Oct 2006 21:18:24 EST Is there anyone from Wichita? Hello I live on the West Side of Wichita and I would love to have someone to workout with or go walking with. Please let me know if you are interested. <em>30</em> Sat, 23 Sep 2006 12:58:28 EST What are you doing?? I was wondering what everyone is doing for exercise in this beautiful weather we are having here in Kansas? I have started walking my dog a mile at least 3 days a week after supper. Fri, 22 Sep 2006 22:44:58 EST Women of the Y in Olathe I found out there are several people from the YMCA - Olathe, KS. Feel free to chime in! Fri, 1 Sep 2006 07:02:52 EST Hello from Emporia I am very excited about this Sparkteam. I need support and I believe Sparkpeople will give it to me. I will not go into my full story but I am trying to lose weight and it has been an up hill battle. <BR> <BR> I have no support at home because my husband is overweight and does not care to get into shape. He doesn't understand what I am going through. He will go and buy doughnuts and bring them home. I do not have to will power to resist them. <BR> <BR> If anyone lives near Emporia I wou... Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:00:50 EST YOUR INVITED YOUR ALL INVITED TO JOIN US IN THE 12 WEEK SPARKS BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE Wed, 26 Jul 2006 11:14:45 EST Any one in or near Hutchinson Is there any of you ladies that would like to meet to go walking maybe once or twice a week? You can reach me by email at or my sparks mail. Wed, 19 Jul 2006 07:09:40 EST anyone in or near Junction City? My name is Sandy and I just joined SparkPeople last month. I am 34 and have a goal of losing about 15 lbs. My main goal is to just live healthier to avoid things like diabetes and heart disease, which both run in my family. <BR> <BR> As usual I am having motivation problems getting up and doing exercise. I work 7 days a week but do not want to keep using that as an excuse for not getting up and doing 'something'. <BR> <BR> I live in Junction City, and might benefit from someone near me t... Tue, 11 Jul 2006 12:22:47 EST