SparkPeople Louisville Losers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1618 We are from all over the Louisville Metro Area. We are all here because we have a desire to become healthier. Here we have the ability to motivate one another and have fun along this journey! SparkPeople Louisville Losers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1618 Join an active group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x56444050 There arent many active on here but I started a new group called Louisville, KY's Active Sparkers.... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:37:40 EST Feedback for Fitbit Force? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x56427638 I'm thinking about buying a Fitbit Force. Does anyone on here have one, and what are your thoughts on it? Is is worth the price? I heard it is not very accurate with vigorous exercise, but I can just wear my HRM as well when I exercise. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks! Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:01:31 EST This is goosby1 hello everyone.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x56409206 Well" This is my first time on this website I see this website will help me with my fitness goals.. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:22:32 EST Anyone even active here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x56324088 Where are you? Speak up Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:25:09 EST The Fresh Beat Band is coming to Louisville!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x55983917 WHAT A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT TO GIVE TO YOUR KIDS!!! <BR> <BR> The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, are giving fans one more chance to see them live as they hit the road again for 60 performances on their nationwide concert tour. <BR> <BR> You can see them live Jan. 15 at 6:30pm at the Louisville Palace in Louisville. <BR> Just click here to purchase tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16004A85<BR>901F502E <BR> <BR>... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:57:52 EST Is Anyone Still Around Here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x55507300 If you are let me know. I would love to get this team going again! Mon, 4 Nov 2013 02:17:25 EST LAC Members? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x54718363 I just joined the Louisville Athletic Club....anyone else belong? Anyone want to go to a class together or work out? I'm new to the club and to the area. <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:26:05 EST Anyone have team ideas? Anyone want to co-lead? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x54371700 If you have some ideas on how to make this team great, or at least active, please let me know. Also, if you want to be a co-leader of the team with me, please let me know! Fri, 2 Aug 2013 18:18:26 EST Raquetball and downtown Y http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x54033977 Would anyone be interested in getting together for some Raquetball once a week at the downtown Y? It would require a Y membership of course and would need to reserve the raquetball court 24 hours in advance. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 12:17:50 EST My Spark Blog Article! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x53771570 So my Spark Blog feature posted on Sunday morning! Wow! I am both honored and humbled to be featured in the blog. It is also an honor that the story is in the Success Story section. It is still hard for me to believe at times that I can be considered a success! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=fathers_day_success_story_i_want_to<BR>_be_there_for_my_3_kids </link> <BR> <BR> Thank you to Spark for the honor. Thank you to the Spark Community (all of you) for your l... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:14:26 EST Waterfront Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x53524017 I love it when I get a chance to do something fun that just happens to also be good exercise! 3 great bands, dancing around with friends, and a pretty sunset on the river. What more could a Louisvillian want?! <BR> <BR> <em>339</em> <em>30</em> <em>244</em> <em>335</em> <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> Wed, 29 May 2013 14:26:34 EST KentuckyOne Health "Four-de-lis Classic Series" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x53290036 Mayor Fisher Announced a new Race Series 5/9/10. <BR> <BR> Its four race (Four-de-lis) <BR> Memorial Day 5k 5/27 @8am @Waterfront Park <BR> Labor Day 10k 9/2 @8am @Waterfront Park <BR> Fall Trail Run 5k 10/19 @8am @Jefferson Memorial Forest <BR> Run Run Rudolph 5k 11/29 @2pm starting @4th & Liberty St <BR> <BR> Register online @ headfirstperformance.com <BR> <BR> Who's interested. I'm super excited. Fri, 10 May 2013 08:18:38 EST Kentucky Derby 139 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x53187493 It is Derby weekend coming up. So, who is going? Anyone have any picks they can share? Thu, 2 May 2013 01:20:40 EST Louisville Color Run June 8 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x52482325 Hey team! Is anyone else planning to participate in the Louisville Color Run on June 8, 2013. I just registered. I'm not really a runner and will probably walk most of it, but just restarted training with the C25K program. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:47:39 EST Thank you, friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x52261463 I ran into an old friend in the grocery store last week. We had both lost a significant amount of weight since we last saw each other, and we complimented each other on our successes. She told me she was using SparkPeople, and I'm so glad I checked it out! <BR> <BR> I have had family and friend support through my journey, but since none of them were going through a weight-loss process, I had no one to share my thoughts, feelings, frustrations, etc. with. I now feel that I have that kind o... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:37:27 EST 2013 IS MY YEAR!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x52168463 Hello, Just wanted to introduce myself and say that I look forward to being a part of the Team. Good Luck to you all WE can do THIS! Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:41:39 EST Totally New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x52025584 Hi, I this is my first week on SparkPeople. I stumbled across the website while doing a search for weight loss help. I've been overweight since my first pregnancy. I put on 90 lbs in about 6 months, then once my son was born I was bed ridden for about 3 months and couldn't do any exercising to get the weight off and my body back into its former shape. So over that last 2 decades I've struggled to get the weight off. I've tried countless diets and joined gyms (I haven't tried the surgery ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:17:01 EST i can and I will http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x51821337 I am over -60 and tired of being sick and tired. I have been fighting my weight all my life. losing and gaining or just giving up. I have decided to stop fighting and take control. <BR> My health and back have taken to much of my life. I AM taking my life back . This is the year A-men <BR> Right now I weigh a 285 and would love to lose 100 pounds 2 lbs at a time. I've got a lot of life to live yet. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:21:19 EST New here but love Louisville! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x51699408 I live in Shelbyville, moved here from Louisville 7 yrs ago when we built our first home. Hope you guys will let me in on the fun! My husband was born and raised in Louisville and I am a country girl from MSU area in Morehead. This is my 13th day using Spark and I just wanted to introduce myself! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:53:10 EST Anyone live by Jtown that wants a workout buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18415x1618x51688857 Hey all! <BR> <BR> I'm always looking for a workout buddy. I'm new to the area and just joined LA Fitness/Urban Active off of Taylorsville and Hurstbourne. If anyone goes there or lives in the area and wants to walk/jog, let me know! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:37:19 EST New to it all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x51688395 Hello! <BR> <BR> I am recently new to Louisville, and moving down here, I brought an extra 15 lbs with me that I need to lose and keep off. I'm always looking for new activities to do, and my goal is to do a run of some sort. I missed the color run this year, but if any other fun ones are coming up let me know! I may not be able to run it all, but I will try! Also, any recipes that you want to share that is quick and healthy would be appreciated! <BR> <BR> Thanks and good luck to you all! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:09:04 EST New to group and new to Louisville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x51584425 Good morning... I just joined the group today, and just moved to Louisville in August. My name is Kim and I work at Norton Healthcare. I am a wife (10 years) and a mother (18 y/o). I love this city! <BR> <BR> I am excited to meet new people :) Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:16:38 EST walking the trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x51555044 Hello Louisville Sparkers! I am a young 50-something embarking on oné of my life goals. I am going to walk the appalachian trial. I believe it is time to DO IT, not just dream it. I am in training, if you will for a v&#283;ry big adventure. Currently i walk daily around my neighborhood. You can find m&#283; with my sweet cocker spaniel and a friend or two most weekday mornings as doin as it is light out. But just walking for an hour a day wont get m&#283; where i need to be. I am cutting... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:02:30 EST Starting all over again... ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x51348990 Hello, my name is Susie. I am a member of Southeast Christian Church. I have not worked out since October. I had been alternating between walking in Iroquois park, Southern Pkwy, Beechmont community center (silver sneakers class) using my gazelle & my husband bought me a bike for Christmas so now I can really mix it up. Also, would like to mall walk when weather is bad. Seriously thinking about joining weight watchers again. I need to loose at least 50 pounds like yesterday. Last Dr. visit, ... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:39:23 EST Hello 40 going on 50 real close http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x50841978 Hello 40 going on 50 real close. Trying to lose 40 lbs so I will feel and look better . Turned 40 8 years ago quit smoking 6 years ago and the weight just won't stop adding up. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:44:55 EST Going for a walk, join me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x50238019 I'm heading to Brown Park for a walk this morning. I'd love to have company. If you are close, I'll be there about 10:00 and will probably spend an hour there. Look for me! I'm wearing a blue and white flowered top, basic jeans. My hair is pulled up in a short ponytail, and you can't miss my sunglasses! They're big, bold and blue too! I'll be walking around as much as I can. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 4 Oct 2012 09:45:41 EST ***TEAM EVENT*** Saturday, September 29th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x50109887 I am announcing a team event that is scheduled for THIS Saturday, September 29th! We will be walking the riverfront. We will meet at 9am over by Tumbleweed. As of now, the weather says sunny and 73 for Saturday. Looks like it may be in the mid 50's that early in the morning. Feel free to bring kids and strollers to walk if you'd like. <BR> <BR> It is not necessary to post on here if you are coming but it would be nice to see who is coming. Hope to see you Saturday morning! Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:16:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x50106648 I'm Patti and I'm here because there is a me inside all the unwanted pounds, hidden away. I am looking forward to the challenge of becoming healthier, and trying on new clothes without cringing. Walking is a favorite activity, photography and writing tie for first place though! I have two teens and I want to be there for them. <BR> <BR> P.S. I just did my first blog. please let me know what you think! Thanks! Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:22:35 EST Need a Workout Partner?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x49973903 I am lacking motivation and would love to have someone to work out with!! I have a membership to LAC, but am also open to walking or any other ideas you may have. I live in the Springhurst area, but would be willing to drive anywhere in a 20 mile radius. My availability is Mon, Wed, Fri evenings, plus early mornings or weekends!! Hope to hear from someone soon :) Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:21:54 EST Hello again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x49539497 Greetings, I popped in to re-introduce myself. I fell by the wayside but have decided to pick myself up and continue on to my dream of being healthy and fit. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:36:58 EST Alphabet Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x49181032 Apples Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:08:26 EST Who is up for a new Team Event? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x48919794 Let me know if you are wanting to get together and encourage one another and give me some ideas on what you would like to do! I so miss you all! :) Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:12:49 EST Howdy! I'm new to sparkpeople and this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x47898221 Hi, My name is Jen, and I would love to find a workout friend in Louisville. I live in the southend pretty close to Iroquois Park. I love walking and would maybe like to work up to a jog eventually, but right now I'm looking to increase my physical activity and lose weight hopefully in the process of tracking my food and increasing my physical fitness level. I need to lose about 50 pounds. Anyone else in my shoes? I have a family and keep pretty busy with them, but right now they are still in... Thu, 3 May 2012 17:05:36 EST clothing swap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47894277 Hey I was wondering if anyone has ever done a clothing swap? You get rid of your to big clothes and swap them with a friend and get some that fit. I do not know about ya but Im on a tight buget and it would be awesome to just "swap" some clothes :) Thu, 3 May 2012 12:24:08 EST Why do you want to lose weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47890691 I want to lose weight to become healthy so I can have children and avoid diabeties in the future! Thu, 3 May 2012 08:39:05 EST HOW OFTEN DO YOU....? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47890665 I WILL ASK A HOW OFTEN DO YOU QUESTION AND THEN YOU REPLY AND POST YOUR OWN QUESTION FOR THE NEXT PERSON TO FOLLOW! :) <BR> <BR> HOW OFTEN DO YOU ENCOURAGE YOUR MATE TO EXERCISE? Thu, 3 May 2012 08:37:42 EST FIGHT FOR AIR WALK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x47822918 The fight for air walk is June the 9th! We create teams and raise money to support research for lung disease and ways of keeping our air cleaner! I think that this a great way to get involved in the community and be active! If each contestant gets $100 in support, they earn a T-SHIRT for the event! There are other prizes and I am awaiting a response to my call for inquiring about instructions! If you are interested let me know so we can start raising our support ASAP! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 13:57:40 EST THIS IS MY STORY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47800549 I am new to a serious lifestyle change, but I am not new to being over weight! I am a 27 year old who knows the bitter end of the fat jokes and the lack of control which is felt when I overeat! I know emotional eating. I understand the frustration of shopping. I have a thinner, more attractive sister! I can relate when I hear people cry out in desperation "NO ONE WILL HELP ME"! <BR> <BR> My story is so much like so many others! I sat down one day and realized that I dont want to be the perso... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:49:56 EST Canned Fat Donations Team Activity Scheduled! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x47769595 If you are wondering where I got this idea...I blogged about it on my sparkpage! <BR> <BR> A team event has been scheduled for May 26th! I am making it 4 pm because many people have to work part days on Saturdays! Hoping that will help get a few more people involved! :P <BR> <BR> I was inspired to have a "Canned Fat Donation". Basically, we take the weight that we have lost in cans and donate them to a local charity! <BR> <BR> I am wanting to have activities along this same theme, so I ne... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 05:28:44 EST Anyone Feel that they could lead this team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47769355 I accepted this position attempting to better this team, but I am sorry to admit that I must be making it worse! I don't see too many people active in the forums and I would rather give the team over to some one who knows better how to motivate and inspire others! There are over 10000 members on this team and there are only a handful of active members! I do get a few emails a day from team mates and that keeps me going; but I want to be honest with myself and my team...if there is someone who... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 03:49:27 EST Hey everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x47712382 Hey everyone. my name is Sandi I'm 25 & weighed in at 305.. this is the heaviest I have ever been in my life. I live in louisville near jefferson mall. There is no reason for me to not be able to get on track... I have no kids a gym membership & time.... I have been looking for a workout partner that can either workout in the am or after 1030pm.. I work 2-1030...all my friend are on a different shift. I'm not doing this to only look better but to feel better & be healthy..I'm only 25 and feel... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:27:06 EST I am gathering RSVP's for the Team Dog Walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47703260 April 28th at 2pm at Cherokee Park: Meeting at Hogans Fountain! If you are coming! Let me know, so we can plan! <BR> <BR> My dog got his rabbies shot on Friday. Gives you all a few days to get those things in order! If you want you can muzzle your dogs as we walk, but that is not required! They must be on a leash though! It is up to your discretion! Please be mindful other the park regulations and bring baggies to clean up after your poochies! :) And dont forget to bring some water for you a... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:16:06 EST 3 things that you are thankful for today! :0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x47697698 Family, Water, Subway! :) Sat, 21 Apr 2012 23:36:30 EST BECONSISTENT IS ONE TO LOOK TO! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47669334 I AM NOTICING THAT BECONSISTENT IS ALWAYS AT THE FRONT OF OUR TEAM LEADER NUMBERS! I NOTICED OVER 2400 MINUTES LOGGED AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT THAT CANT BE RIGHT! THEN I DID THE MATH....THAT IS ONLY 2 HOURS A DAY! WHY CANT I DO THAT AS WELL? WHO IS UP FOR THE CHALLENGE IN MAY? Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:05:57 EST WHEN DO YOU WEIGH IN? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x47659913 I AM INTERESTED IN KEEPING UP WITH YOUR WEIGH IN DAYS SO I CAN CHECK ON YOU! :) MINE IS SUNDAY IF ANYONE WANTS TO CHECK ON ME! :) Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:55:01 EST WHO IS ITZGOTIME? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47649934 I have been getting feed back from team mates wondering why I will not remain the team lead! I am not sure who ITZGOTIME is but I would like to correspond with this person about leadership roles! I will continue to be team lead until spark people.com removes me! I love this team and if anyone else gets emails about that changing please contact me! thank you! Samantha Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:42:03 EST Scared and no confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x47625560 Hi. I am a 31 year old father of two (Lilly-5 and Katelynn-4) happily married for 9 years in October. 10 years ago I weighed 260 lbs. and led an active lifestyle. Now I am guessing I weigh around 400 lbs. I have a full time job as a computer technician and I am also a full time college student and father. I am so scared to commit to weight loss because I am afraid to fail. I am tired of my deteriorating health and my gross body image. I want to lose 125lbs. Without consulting a nutritionist I... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:07:44 EST couch to 5k? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x47623171 Any one know how I can join to train for one?! :) Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:47:58 EST BIRTHDAY WISHES! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47559974 There are two huge things that I want for my birthday! First and foremost, I want to hear from all of my spark members on this team! I want to know a little about you and see if you are still on track to reach your goals! I want to feel like we are working together as a team to reach this. Secondly, I want my husband to buy me the Sparkcookbook! Not sure if he will yet because of finances at this present time but maybe it will be a belated birthday present! :) <BR> <BR> I am also interested... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:25:16 EST HELPFUL HINTS FOR NEWBIES (MAYBE SOME OLDIES TOO!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47549857 I WANTED TO POINT OUT A FEW THINGS THAT MAYBE NOT EVERYONE KNOWS! YOU CAN SET A TICKER ON YOUR SPARKPAGE...TO MOVE THAT YOU JUST ADJUST YOUR WEIGHT ON YOUR START PAGE! :) <BR> TO SEE GROUP PHOTOS...IT IS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE TEAM PAGE UNDER THE VIEW HUDDLE WALL/HUDDLE NOW SPOT <BR> <BR> YOU CAN SET YOUR STREAM ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE TO FILTER OUT THINGS YOU DONT WANT TO SEE..YOU CAN SEE ONLY NEW BLOGS OR HUDDLES..WHATEVER YOU PREFER! :) <BR> <BR> on your spark page, if you scroll t... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:05:19 EST JUST A FUN GAME THAT WE CAN ALL USE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x47465319 I SAW THIS IN ANOTHER GROUP! I AM STEALING IT BECAUSE IT IS SO FUN! One person names something in their home that starts with an "A" then the next a "B" the following a "C" all through the alphabet! We could all use a little fun in our day and sparkpeople will give you spark points for participating! :) Great Right? :) <BR> <BR> I will start~! <BR> <BR> APPLES Sat, 7 Apr 2012 06:06:05 EST DOG WALK SCHEDULED FOR APRIL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47373981 I have decided to host our dog walk on April 28th! 2pm like our Team Walk but this time no food or games! Just bring yourself, water, and an easy tempered dog! I want to get more walking in this time than the last one! It will be at Cherokee park again and we will meet up at Hogans Fountain like before since we all know where it is now! :) If you don't have a dog, ask to borrow a family or neighbors dog who needs some exercise or just needs some fresh air! :) <BR> <BR> I do ask that no one b... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 17:17:10 EST Easiest Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47363895 I challenge each of you to look through each forum and find one discussion to comment on! All of them need to be refreshed and we all need to interact together more! After seeing the high we were all on at the walk today, I know that this will push us to be more accountable to one another! :) I will be giving out points for completeing this task! First quarter is coming to a close and I will be sending out a goodie to the winner! I have 5 people actively participating in challenges and I am s... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 00:15:51 EST Post a link to recipes here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47358555 Post a link to the recipe you brought to the walk today or just post any healthy recipes that you come across that are just too good not to share. <BR> <BR> BLUEBERRY FLAX SEED MUFFINS <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=949047 </link> <BR> <BR> The ones I made for the walk today obviously didn't have the blueberries b/c I couldn't find any so I just put half of a really ripe banana in them instead. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:20:15 EST Can't seem to get started... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x47355097 Hi! <BR> This is the hardest challenge in my life thus far. Well aside from raising our child. I have no idea where to get started with my weightloss. I am such a picky eat. I'm more plain than plain Jane! Along with nutrional challenges..I face the work out challenge. I'm always so tired after I get off work. I can't even imagine how to work out. My goal is to lose 50lbs and tone up along the way. If I only had someone plan my meals throughout the day I think I could handle the rest! Anyone ... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:56:49 EST Rain or Shine Our Team Walk will continue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47314349 Unless there is lightening of course and no one should be out in that for no reason other than an emergency! If it does rain, I plan for us all to eat together and play the scheduled games to get to know one another! If you have any questions at all text my cell at 502-807-7109! there will be a sign to let every one know where we are! Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:59:40 EST IM BAAAAAACK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47307109 After almost 2 months of being away due to severe illness and surgery. I am happy to announce that I am able to return back to my team and I am ready to get moving again. It is going to take a little time to get back up to what I was doing, but I am determined and ready to get started back up again. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:19:57 EST IT IS WORTH THE READ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47226928 One of my challenges throughout my lifestyle changes is to read 2 Nutritional Books. That may not be anything special to you, but when I have a whole book shelf full of them at home and have never read past the first chapter...something needs to change! <BR> The first book I started reading is Barry Sears' book: Toxic Fat! It has been a hige eye opener for me and has confirmed some of my suspisions as to my weight loss struggles! <BR> Now, no one has all the answers and I am no doctor nor PH... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:52:43 EST What motivates you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47218738 What Can I Do To Motivate You To Try Harder? Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:10:16 EST Gained 135 new members since I came to this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47085243 Have you all had the chance to meet and chat with them? At the bottom of our team page, it shows new people who have recently been added to our group! Read their blogs! Add them as friends! Push them along...drag them kicking and screaming if you have to...because in the end they will thank you for it! :) Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:49:22 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x47079059 Hello --- my name is Terrie. I am totally new to Sparkpeople, but it sounds like a great group of people. I need a miracle! I am in my late 40's and very overweight. I've been fat since second grade. I've gained and lost more than I can count. I can't stand the thought of being fat the rest of my life. I want to be healthy. <BR> <BR> In the past, I have done about every diet known to mankind. I can't do diets anymore. My goal is healthy food choices and healthy (aka not Fred Flintstone l... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:06:39 EST Have you noticed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x47056607 Have you noticed the trash around Louisville? It is terrible! The challenge for the week is to take a single wal-mart bag with you when you go for your daily walk! Wear a rubber glove on one hand and pick up a bag of trash as you walk! It will help your waistline, community and you will feel so good about yourself! I picked up a bag myself today! I felt so good! Heading out to get another one now! let me know if you think to do this! :) I will give you 50 spark points towards our team! :) Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:41:48 EST Biggest Loser challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46998571 If you weigh in on Sundays...or want to for this challenge...then keep track and see how much weight you lose between March 11th and march 18th! If you are the biggest loser, I will give you 50 bonus points toward our team points! :) GOOD LUCK! Sat, 10 Mar 2012 00:13:26 EST DID YOU MAKE A HEALTHY CHOICE TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46997078 Just wondering if you were faced with a tought decision and made a good choice today! If so let us know about it! We are dying to be inspired! :) Fri, 9 Mar 2012 22:08:46 EST WALK & POTLUCK SCHEDULED! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46884700 EVENT: Team Walk & Potluck <BR> DATE: (Saturday) March 31st, 2012 <BR> TIME: 2PM <BR> LOCATION: Cherokee Park in the Highlands off Grinstead <BR> RSVP: Reply to this message, commented on my sparkpage (SW2618) <BR> or text my cell (502) 807-7109 with any questions or comments! <BR> Bring yourself and a Chef Meg recipie for the potluck! <BR> AGENDA: We will eat first since we have assigned a time to encourage more participants to be able to make it and then we will walk afterwards! So n... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 15:53:29 EST CHALLENGE ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x46844808 I am up for any challenge that you all can throw at me! I may not always succeed but I will always give it a try! Any one interested in sending me a challenge? :) Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:24:34 EST Do you have a gym membership? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18415x1618x46844627 I am only asking because my husband and I just changed ours! It is a long story but we have been with Baptist Wellness Center for a year now and we love it! but it is pricey, but our health is worth every penny! :) My mother in law is obese and diabetic and she was interested in going to superfitness off bardstown road! Not exactly what we were use to, but if it would help motivate her to go...I was all in! :) So my husband and I joined! Paid our whole year up front and then she decided that ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:15:28 EST Challenge: Eat Breakfast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x46826097 I know it isn't everyones favorite meal, but it is very important that we have a well balanced breakfast! It will get your metabolism going and keep blood glucose levels more stable! Probably, 50% of this group is not use to eating breakfast, I would venture to say. Do you eat breakfast and if so what breakfast ideas do you have for those who are new to the morning chowdown!? :) Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:10:05 EST TEAM Accountability! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46820710 Many of the team members are working so hard at reaching their goals and all of us need to see that! It will help hold us all accountable! What have you done this week to be more active and live a healthier lifestyle and how would you encourage our team mates who are struggling? WE NEED YOUR HELP FRIENDS! :) Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:16:42 EST IS ANYONE SELLING THEIR ZUMBA DVDS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46797438 I am looking to purchase a used set of zumba. I wondered if there was someone who didnt like it or no longer used it and wanted to see it! I am all about being smart with my money so I am always looking for a good deal! Another thing that i am interested in is old VHS workout tapes! I usually buy mine for a quarter at half price books on hurstbourne, but I thought if you all wanted to sell some I would buy them from you instead! Helping the team and helping myself at the same time! LET ME KNO... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:57:30 EST GROUP PHOTO NEEDED! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46749236 Did you know that there is a place where we can add photos for this group? This will help us see each others progress! I just added one myself! How long has it been since you added one? :) You scared to see any changes? :) Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:41:23 EST Where do you rank? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46747733 I was so excited to see that I ranked 8th on Louisville Losers for sparkpeoples, but discouraged to see that I was only 36th on SparkAmericas fitness minutes from Louisville, until I realized that I can do something about it! I dont have have to hang my head in defeat! I can get off of this computer and go log some fitness minutes! Where do you rank with Spark America, Louisville Losers and yourself? :) Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:05:49 EST What An AMAZING group of Louisvillians! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46732747 Each day and night, I have been reading a few blogs and forum comments, looking over a few sparkpages and looking over the progress of this team....Do you know what I find consistently among everyone's page? I find an amazingly determined individual who desperatly wants change. When I see this, I know that something miraculous is about to happen in that individuals life because the desire for change is the first step! WIthout it, nothing happens! Each of you have every thing that you need to ... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:23:20 EST hey everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x46722716 i am new to this site & i wanted to say hello! i am 20 years old, and i want to enjoy my 20's and not worry about my body or worry if someone can see my arms shake or anything. Well i just wanted to introduce myself a little =) Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:58:15 EST how long has it been since an event was scheduled? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x46688685 Does any one recall? I am interested to get a walk/potluck organized and wondered if anyone knew when the last time one was and who organized it then? Tue, 21 Feb 2012 02:17:21 EST Interested to know if others measure food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46688622 Quick Poll Results <BR> <BR> Do you measure out your food portions? <BR> <BR> 29% said yes! (2174 votes) <BR> <BR> Sometimes, if it's convenient came in from 43% of our spark people! (3180 votes) <BR> <BR> And 28% said No, I eyeball everything (2113 votes) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 01:52:35 EST Shaking things up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46680926 I like to play fetch with my chocolate lab, but it is usaully he who does all the work! So I decided to incorporate fetch into a daily walk that way I benefit as much as he does! We have some small hills about us so I decided to throw the toy up and down them to inspire me to climb them! The sunshine was so inviting! It made me feel so much better just breathing the fresh air! What can you do today that will shake things up a bit and add something benefitial to your life? We would all love to... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:50:39 EST Volunteering to be A TEAM LEADER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x46670783 Hello Fellow Louisvillians! I am so excited and motivated to be a new part of this team! I know that so many of you have been pushing and motivating one another to lose weight and eat better in hopes of improving your daily lives! So I will value your input in the upcoming months and will appreciate all of the help that you each can offer! I am volunteering because I have watched a fellow Spark Friend blossom under her team lead responsibilities and I CAN ONLY PRAY that this will help me in a... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 04:21:50 EST Looking for a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x46590612 I am an unemployed mother. I have a 4 year old daughter and a 9 year old step-son. After loosing my job I decided that I needed more than just another job. I need a life change. I have been going back and forth between 200lbs and 240lbs since I had my daughter 4 years ago. When I got pregnant I was 20lbs from my goal weight of 150lbs. While I was pregnant I got put on limited mobility. Due to this I gained 90lbs before I had her and only lost 10 of that when she was born. Ever since then I've... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:54:13 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x46333645 Hey guys! I'm new to Spark People & just wanted to say hey! I'm currently doing P90X, I'm about 8 weeks in. I love to work out & look forward to SP helping me stay motivated to eating right! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:42:14 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x46288369 My name is Colleen and I'm in the Fern Creek area. I was on MyFitnessPal and a friend turned me on to this site. I've got 3 little kids, and they're finally at an age where they can be independent long enough for me to work out. I've got about 40 lbs. to lose, and I'm trying to do it by managing carbs, fat and calories while exercising 4-5 days a week. My youngest son was just diagnosed with ADHD, so I've got the added motivation of changing my entire family's eating habits to help him. ... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 13:46:42 EST Looking for a fitness partner in Mount Washington. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18415x1618x45976936 Anyone interested? I need someone to keep me motivated.... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:28:58 EST Derby Festival Marathon / Mini-Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x45857967 Hello all! <BR> <BR> The April 28th date for this year's annual event is fast approaching! I'm going to try it for the first time. Here's some information about the Jewish Sports Medicine Training Program: <BR> <BR> The first meeting of the Jewish Sports Medicine Healthy Lifestyle Training Program will take place January 10, at 6 p.m. at a NEW LOCATION - Butch Charmoli Gym at duPont Manual High School. This free 16-week program is intended to benefit runners training for the Derby Festival ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 09:56:58 EST 2012 is my year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x45645204 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am 45 years old and am ready to take control of my health. I am setting my goal at 140, which is a healthy weight, but would really like to get to 130-135. Either way, I need to lose between 50-60 pounds to get to that point. Thinking of my weight (the number) makes me disappointed in myself. But the facts that I have no energy and none of my cute clothes fit anymore are what really get me motivated to get this extra weight off. It is time to get healthy! <BR>... Sun, 25 Dec 2011 14:43:58 EST Looking for an exercise partner!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18415x1618x44965680 Hello. I am currently a member at Fitness 19 but would be willing to switch if its reasonable. I just need someone to workout with to keep me motivated. I can be flexible but prefer early morning routines. If you cant make it all the time or just a couple times a week thats fine too!! Hopefully we can help each other :) Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:25:15 EST Nutritionist recommen dations? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x44933334 Has anyone worked with a nutritionist or dietitian in the area? <BR> <BR> I work out a lot but I haven't been seeing the results I want. I want someone else to be in charge of my meal planning for a while. Sat, 5 Nov 2011 13:28:23 EST Hello my BBQ sistas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x44909282 Hi Ladies, <BR> I loved your team name because I fit right in! I just found out about SparkPeople and immediately joined! I have 30 pounds to lose and I've on my way. I hope to be inspired by you and return the favor. <BR> <BR> Xo, <BR> 30PoundsAway Thu, 3 Nov 2011 21:27:57 EST New to the SparkPeople World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x44713331 Hi my name is April. I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I am trying this website to lose weight and to help me keep motivation. I work full time and I'm a full time job. I feel like I never have time for myself. I know its time for me to step it up and do what I have to do to be healthy and to lose weight. I need to get back to the before I had my son size. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 18:09:14 EST new to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x44353799 hallo my name is farhiya i am i am 32 yrs old with 4 kids after having kids i want to lose the baby weight and go back to healther me and i think this is the right time 4 me i need motivetion and lots of it i dont think i can do it alone . Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:04:04 EST Just started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x44336094 Hey there, I am Ruth and I have battled with my weight forever. I only have 15 to lose and it's always that 15 or 5. I am married and have 2 girls both teens. I am here to loose it all and forever. <em>249</em> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:47:53 EST Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x44331338 Welcome to the Fall weather everyone! The hot weather has left us leaving cool mornings and evenings. For us runners, this is great weather to get moving in and helps performance. <BR> <BR> For non-runners, this is great weather for power walking and jogging. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is able to get out there and get moving. <em>41</em> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 08:06:04 EST Shiraz restaurants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x44070510 I noticed a thread on here from a year ago asking about nutritional information for Shiraz. We eat at the Frankfort Ave store very often and I have asked the owner for details about what is in the salad, etc. With lots of research on the internet had been able to guess-timate calories. However, Shiraz is now part of a coalition of 29 restaurants who have reprinted their menus with calorie content of their food. The Fatoosh salad with chicken kabob that I like is 671 calories....that's mor... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:04:38 EST Addictive foods... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x43439455 I think the food that is my vice would be Snyder's Jalapeno Pretzels. They are so addictive and I often finish a bag in a day or two.... <BR> <BR> Anyone else suffering? Mon, 8 Aug 2011 20:24:53 EST Upcoming 5 K walk/run events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x43346551 http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/defa<BR>ult.asp?ievent=447638 <BR> <BR> http://metrounitedway.kintera.org/faf/ho<BR>me/default.asp?ievent=480686 Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:41:33 EST My scale is a ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x43296863 My scale is a liar. It says 223lbs but it is 12lbs off. It should read 235. I confirmed this with two other scales; one at the YMCA the other during a checkup. <BR> <BR> So I have more to lose than I thought. Tomorrow starts a new day to get this going on the right foot. Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:12:32 EST jammin' July challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x43134390 I'll get this posting thing down at some point <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, updating my posting in the general forum earlier: <BR> <BR> 7-15: 35 min <BR> 7-19: 40 min stationary bike, 10 min arms strength training <BR> 7-20: 30 min walking, 10 minutes core strength training <BR> 7-21: 17 min stationary bike, 10 min arms strength training <BR> 7-22: 30 min stationary bike, 10 min core strength training <BR> <BR> 192 minutes total to date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:09:07 EST Daily Check-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x43134144 7-21: 17 mintues <BR> 7-22: 30 minutes Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:50:40 EST Summer Volleyball League http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x43094106 Hey guys! I am looking for a guy and girl for my Wednseday or Friday Volleyball league. Sand volleyball league experience would be preferred! :) If you are interested let me know! The Friday league starts this Friday in Lyndon and the Wednesday league starts next Wednesday off 3rd Street. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jen Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:15:35 EST Jammin' July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x43001105 Ok Losers, there are only 16 days left in July and I think we need a quick mini challenge to push us into August!! We can do it!!! <BR> <BR> Start Date: Monday, 7/18/11 <BR> End Date: Sunday, 7/31/11 <BR> <BR> Let's see which losers can get at least 400 fitness minutes!! That is 30 minutes every day! <BR> We need to get this Team up and moving!! So make sure you post what you did to get your time as often as possible!! Also try motivating other members to join!! <BR> <BR> Who's with me!?... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:21:10 EST 4th of July fireworks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x42771249 Where do you guys go other than downtown? I live in the east end. Any place close that does them? <BR> Sat, 2 Jul 2011 22:15:15 EST So ready to get started... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x42747744 I am excited to get started on my journey to a new lifestyle! Obviously, my past/ current lifestyle isn't working, so it's time for changes. I would love to meet & make some friends with the same goals in mind to help support each other! <BR> <BR> I am also looking for some direction for a healthy cookbook for someone on a tight budget. I am taking the stand of food is fuel not just something yummy to fill you. I am at a loss when it comes to what to eat & when to get the most from it. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:27:04 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x42645050 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have taken over as Team Leader of this team as our other leaders and co-leaders were inactive. Some of them appear to have been missing for not only months but years. <BR> <BR> As your new team leader, I promise to stay active and post every week I'm not on vacation ;) <BR> <BR> I will be updating the goals section at the bottom of the main page and I'm always looking for new ideas for this team. You are a team members and you ultimately are the ones who make ... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:19:03 EST Summer Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x42605568 So, what does everyone have planned for the summer? Any exciting vacations or new goals you have set? Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:59:48 EST Hello! (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x42595339 Hello Louisville Losers Team! <BR> <BR> I have been a member of Spark for several years (and used to be a member of this team!), but I have been inactive for the last two years or so. I'm trying to get back into the groove of a healthy lifestyle, and I'm hoping this team can help give me the motivation I need to keep trying and keep focus on my goals. <BR> <BR> Let me introduce myself: <BR> <BR> I'm 33, and I am not overweight. My weight is "healthy." But *I* am not as healthy as I wan... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:21:14 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x42503402 Hello, Louisville Loser. I recently just found this site when I was looking for a program that could help me to lose some weight and get healthy. I am really glad I found this site. I like everything that this site has to offer. So now I am on my way to my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:25:12 EST Pilates? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x42173950 Does anyone know a good place to try pilates? I don't want to pay too much, especially as a beginner. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 16:07:11 EST Runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x42139868 Do we have any runners in this group? I've been to a couple of running events and wanted to see if there was anyone else out there. :) <BR> <BR> I'm currently doing all of the Oldham County Grand Slam series and I ran my first 5K. Is anyone else going to do the others? Tue, 31 May 2011 08:23:50 EST This is my first ever SP post! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x42133232 Glad to be here. Mon, 30 May 2011 21:29:15 EST Not getting enough calories.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x42044428 I eat 3 meals a day and a snack after dinner, but I'm not getting enough calories to reach my target. Anyone else have/had this problem and how do/did you deal with it? Wed, 25 May 2011 21:31:04 EST Flavored Water?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x42022600 Ok so I know that you are supposed to drink a lot of water throughout the day, but plain water is so boring to me. I really love Propel flavored water and those little flavor packets that you can add to water. Is that ok? If I drink 8 glasses of that a day, is that still filling my water quota? Tue, 24 May 2011 20:21:09 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x42022148 Hi everyone! My name is Tami. I've been living in Louisville for about 3 yrs now. Very happy to be part of a local group. Tue, 24 May 2011 19:52:58 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x41928069 Hello, <BR> This is all new to me and I am giving myself the gift of being more healthy. I have done for others now its time i concentrate on me. I have only lived in Louisville a little over 4 years and looking to slim down and enjoy life in Louisville. Interested in free excercising. Also looking to meet new people as I journey on this road of improved health. Have a great evening. I am happy to be a part of this team. Go Louisville, we can do it. Thu, 19 May 2011 19:51:17 EST Mom trying to Motivate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x41878847 Hello I am the mom of great kids. My teen struggles with motivation and over-eating, where as my pre-teen stops eating when full and loves to exercise and sweat. Just bought the them roller skates, hope that will help the inactivity. Need motivational ideas. Tue, 17 May 2011 12:51:32 EST I'm New and Excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x41800233 I'm new to Spark and looking forward to loosing lot's of weight!!! I have a 15 month old daughter who keeps me very busy! I have deveolped high blood pressure since having the baby and I'm ready to loose some weight so I can too loose my high blood pressure. Good Luck Everybody..... Fri, 13 May 2011 10:43:13 EST doing great http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x41746286 Joined Baptist Milestone Gym. Really like it. I feel great! and sore... <em>244</em> Im looking forward to trying a swim class tomorrow. Tue, 10 May 2011 18:44:58 EST I'm New!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x41721882 Hey Everyone. I'm new to Spark People and looking to meet some new people who share my goals to get healthy and live life to its fullest. Nice to meet you all! Mon, 9 May 2011 16:40:03 EST New girl!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x41718112 Hey, Louisville Losers!! I just found this site from an article in Women's Day that just came in the mail this morning!! I have set a small goal for the next month of 10 pounds and will reset goal at the end of that! I have been "dieting" (hate that term) since March 1st and am down 20!! Woohoo!! Mon, 9 May 2011 13:22:13 EST Marathon / Mini Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x41690316 Did anyone participate in last Saturday's marathon / mini marathon? Sat, 7 May 2011 23:06:28 EST hi! /wave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x41644698 I don't think I ever introduced myself - I'm such a lurker ;) But I'm doing so now because I want to say hi, AAAAAAAND I have a question. <BR> <BR> My name's Sarah and I live in the Shively area, but work in the Middletown area, so I get around. B-) I'm REALLY bad about exercising - I have a hard enough time convincing myself to clean house, so forget getting myself on a treadmill or something like that most of the time! LOL! ;) I want to find something fun that I would have a better ch... Thu, 5 May 2011 12:31:12 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x41635222 Hi to all. New to the team. <BR> Ready to share support and motivation. As I go through my journey. Wed, 4 May 2011 23:34:55 EST Oldham County Grand Slam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x41579298 I'm going to run all four of the Oldham County Grand Slam 5Ks: http://www.ocgrandslam.com/ <BR> <BR> Is anyone else doing this or interested? Either way, I'll be at each one and it would be cool to meet some of you there. Mon, 2 May 2011 15:29:36 EST Huddle Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x41464021 I challenge the members of this team to huddle to show our support for each other. Meet me in the huddle - every day. <em>334</em> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 22:34:33 EST Things I Learned From My 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x41152709 I ran a 5K Saturday and it was a life changing experience. I finished in 31:50 which is faster than I anticipated I would finish. Because this was a challenge for me, I thought I'd share some tips for those who are looking to do this. <BR> <BR> 1. There will be hills and you should plan for those. <BR> 2. Start out slowly when running and then build up your speed. <BR> 3. Run faster in the second half of the 5K than you did the first half. See tip #2. <BR> 4. Hydrate when possible. <BR> 5... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:22:07 EST What a beautiful day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x41118235 After the storms moved in this morning, I thought my hopes of doing some things outside were ruined! But WOW! did it turn out to be beautiful!!! As it turns out, my husband and I were able to get out and play tennis together. <BR> <BR> I hope you all got to enjoy the beautiful weather! What did you do outside today?! Sat, 9 Apr 2011 18:07:59 EST Couch to 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x41052926 I have completed the Couch to 5K several weeks ago. Has anyone else gone through this program? Have you considered bridging to the 10K program? <BR> <BR> Currently, I'm coaching someone else through the 5K program which also gives me a running buddy. :) <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:38:58 EST Dog Days of Derby- This weekend!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x41050036 This weekend is the First Annual Dog Days of Derby presented by No-Kill Louisville. It's a high-flying, 2-day disc dog competition with dozen of vendors! Located at George Rogers Clark Park (1024 Thruston Ave) off Poplar Level Rd. <BR> Saturday- 10-5 <BR> Sunday- 10-5 <BR> <BR> I am planning on being there both days with my foster pup Buster! He is a sweet 6-1/2 week old pit bill mix that is available for adoption! There will be many adoptable dogs available!! Feel free to bring your doggies... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 13:10:17 EST GetFitLarry Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x41019803 Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I'm Larry and I'm new here. I joined SparkPeople.com yesterday (4/4/2011) and I'm impressed by what they have to offer. I have tried multiple places but this one seems to have everything I'm looking for and more. <BR> <BR> I'm no stranger when it comes to fitness as I've been slimming down since August of last year. I started at 269lbs and I'm down to 228lbs which has been just me eating right and exercising. My favorite exercise is running and I've found a real pa... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 08:07:44 EST April Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x41017616 We are going to try something a little different for April. This month we are going to change up our challenges a little more frequently. The big goal for April is to get us to feel a little more comfortable in our summer body. Whether you are looking to wear some coller clothes, a swimsuit, or just show off your slimmer body. This month our challenges are going to be related to that ability. Tue, 5 Apr 2011 04:16:53 EST City clean-up this Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x40731633 This Saturday March 26, 2011 there is a city wide clean-up. Here is the website if you want to participate. http://louisvilleky.gov/Brightside/Calenda<BR>r/CWCSpring.htm <BR> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:04:57 EST Bike ride!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x40707291 I enjoyed a great bike ride tonight. I rode between 7 and 8 miles on the Levee trail, near Farnsley Moreman. If anyone is interested in meeting up sometime for a ride,I am always up for a ride. Anytime between dawn and dusk, Monday through Thursday. Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:38:36 EST Canoe/Kayak trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x40592418 Who is interested in a canoe or kayak trip? Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:12:46 EST Tour the City Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x40578073 Our walk on Sunday was a beautiful day. We had a great walk. There were several people that wanted to come and for various reasons were unable to make it. Let's continue with this walking. We will make it once a week on Sundays and visit many of the walking paths in the city. Come on out and make some new friends. Bring your friends and family. This will be an enjoyable walk. <BR> <BR> What parks are near you? What parks do you typically walk and know well? What park would you like to s... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:14:06 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x40564347 going to my first class of zuma tomorrow . Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:50:45 EST Monday weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x40546966 Here is a spot for accountability, encouragement, motivation, and inspiration for those of us who use the scale on a weekly basis as one of our tools. <BR> <BR> Check-in every Monday with your weekly weight. Be sure to add in how much of a loss, gain, or if you stayed the same. <BR> <BR> Do not feel obligated to do this. This is totally optional and remember that the scale is only one form of measurement. The scale is not real reliable. It can't differentiate between water weight, fat... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:53:49 EST Moving to Louisville in May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x40499662 Hello. My family and I will be moving to the area by early May. My husband will be relocating because of work. We have not found a place to live yet and I was wondering if anyone has any good areas to look. The school district does not have to be great as we have no school age children. I have a 5 month old but the job is only for 4 years so we will be moving before kindergarten. We are excited for a new start in a new city and want to have a great time while here. My DH job is between Iro... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:25:46 EST Helpful tips!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x40458968 What tips do you have for others? What things have you found that work really well for you? We are all different. And different things work better for some than others. <BR> <BR> So here is a place where you can borrow and share helpful ideas. Have fun!!! <BR> <BR> I hope you find ways to incorporate your healthy habits into your daily life in a way that you can live wit for the rest of your life. Wed, 9 Mar 2011 22:31:55 EST kickball league http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x40454431 Is anyone interested in doing an adult coed kickball team? The games start in May and are on Thursday nights. The games will be held at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. The cost will be $30/person. It is an 8 week season and 1 week of play-off's. Wed, 9 Mar 2011 18:50:50 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x40394014 Hi to all the Louisvillians! Looking for someone to buddy with to lose weight. I am looking to lose 45-50 lbs and get in better shape. I was into alot of sports until a did some damage to my ankle. Still love softball, volleyball, golf etc. Cannot stand to run. I have a great husband who is supporting me in this and two dogs who would love to take a walk. <BR> <BR> N <BR> <BR> Like to snow ski but the season just ended. Got to get my bicycle ready to go. Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:16:46 EST Exercise Partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18415x1618x40359440 Hi - is there anyone out there who belongs to Baptist Milestone Fitness Center and wants to water walk or do water fitness classes with me? <em>175</em> Sat, 5 Mar 2011 19:01:29 EST Mad About Life Challenge for March Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x40242942 What I am hearing from many people on this team is the desire to live life to the fullest. That is also my desire. In the spirit of March Madness and living life to the fullest, I have a challenge for March. I am calling this the Mad about LIFE Challenge . <BR> <BR> LOVE Life: <BR> Become MADLY in love with your life. Find something every day that you enjoy about your life. <BR> <BR> INTAKE Water: <BR> Go MAD about Intaking water - Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:19:00 EST Huddle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x40236493 Why am I often the only Louisville Loser who huddles? It's lonely out there without you all... <em>213</em> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:53:23 EST What parks would you like to tour? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18415x1618x40118004 I want to get the tour the city walk going again for this spring/summer. What parks are you familiar with? What parks are close to you? What parks would you like to tour? I want to see us hit as many of them as what we can. This is an exciting way to get some exercise, meet new people, get some sunshine in, and get to enjoy the beautiful parks we have in the Ville. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 11:44:25 EST Seven day sit-up/crunch challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x40074120 Our abdominal muscles are a very important set of muscles and can easily be neglected during our routine exercises. These muscles are used for everything we do: cough, sneeze, laugh, standing, sitting, bending, and they help with posture and balance. Building up these core muscles help us to exercise better. Not to mention that it helps thin down that belly bulge. <BR> <BR> Do you currently do sit-ups or crunches? If so how many do you currently do per day? <BR> If not, this will be a go... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:24:46 EST Incorporate healthy habits into daily life?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x40050940 Some people are new on this team, and some people have been around here for a long time. It appears that we are all trying to make healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime. I have learned that those who are most successful make conscious healthy habits and choices part of their daily routine. Usually starting off in small steps, and gradually changing habits. <BR> <BR> I am adding this thread as a place where we can tell what things have worked well for us, and a spot where... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 17:47:03 EST Hello Louisville Losers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x39999039 I'm a newcomer and just learning how to get around. I would like to lose weight and firm my body. I'm excited amount making new friends and any advice you can give me will be appreciated. I am 63 yrs and weight 272. Work with children in the school system and I love meeting new friends. <em>30</em> <link>patriciabrasher@insightbb.com </link> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:24:46 EST What has motivated you to lose weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39958378 I lost 40 pounds a few years ago. But by last summer I had again gained back everything I had lost. I went on vacation to the beach last year and even though I knew I would have to wear a swimsuit I could not get myself motivated to lose weight. When I looked back at the pictures, my attitude changed. I then became very motivated to lose the weight. This year I am looking forward to comparing pictures and seeing the wonderful difference. And hopefully all of the clothes I wore last year ... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:17:47 EST men's exercise/sports groups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39898361 My DH would like to be able to exercise in the later afternoon/evenings. He's looking for something with other men (basketball or something...) <BR> <BR> Anyone know of any groups/locations out there? We'd prefer free or minimal costs... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:42:42 EST Team get together!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x39798655 I know that with all of this cold weather it is hard to believe that spring is right around the corner. But it is!!! WooooHoooo!!!!!! For March I would like to get a team get together going at Cherokee Park. I am looking at Sunday Match 13th. You can bring your friends/family. We can meet at the parking lot at the top of Hogan's fountain hill. We can walk the 2.4 mile loop. I am thinking like 3 or 4 in the afternoon. Is anybody interested? Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:11:55 EST Volunteer dog walking = get cardio AND puppy love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39787849 I volunteer walking dogs for a local organizaiton (www.grrand.org) and have found it to be a great way to get in some cardio while getting the pups out for a much appreciated walk. If you're near the east end of Louisville, consider this as an option. Most walkers only go once a week for only an hour. I'm glad to answer any questions (just inbox me) or visit their website. The organization serves only golden retrievers (and golden mixes), but I'm guessing there are similar organizations for d... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 19:48:31 EST What team challenges are you interested in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x39768480 Challenges are a good way to promote some friendly competition and achieve a goal together as a team. What type of challenges would you like to participate in? Tue, 8 Feb 2011 00:25:18 EST Top Ten in Spark Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x39686555 Our top ten leaders in SparkPoints deserve a round of applause: <BR> For January our top tene were: <BR> Indiana_Sweetie at 3,187 <BR> Kelly40222 at 2,872 <BR> CraftySarah at 2,471 <BR> BeConsistent at 2,340 <BR> GutsyGourmet at 1,952 <BR> Jayapers at 1,788 <BR> Mrs_Wick1 at 1,733 <BR> Pitcheh at 1,625 <BR> KodiakCB at 1,383 and <BR> NursePirt at 1,135 <BR> <BR> WoooooHooooo!!!! <BR> Congrats on all of your consistency and great work. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 13:11:54 EST Spark Rally in Northern Kentuck (5/21/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39678003 Is anyone planning on attending the Spark Rally in Florence this May? I just joined the team for the rally and read about what they have planned. It sounds like it's going to be great. They have a full day planned! <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if anyone from Louisville would like to carpool to the rally? I'd really like to attend, but I do not drive. I can take a Greyhound bus, but it would be nice to ride with someone who's going from Louisville. If you're interested let me know and we can talk ... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 06:23:13 EST New February Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39675165 The new February challenge has been added. If you scroll down to the bottom of the Louisville Losers main page you can add it to your tracking. The challenge is to eat at least 5 fruits/vegetables per day. Our team goal is 500 for the month. We can do this. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 23:17:30 EST Are you looking for an exercise partner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18415x1618x39671114 Sometimes having another person exercising with you keeps you more accountable, and keeps you moving. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 20:14:33 EST Southern Louisville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39596028 For those of you who are in the Southern Louisville area (like myself) this is a great place to meet other people in your area. <BR> <BR> I am in the Okolona area, how about you? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 02:06:05 EST Central Louisville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39596010 This is a wonderful spot for those who are in Central Louisville to get to know others who are in Central Louisville. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 02:02:11 EST Downtowners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39596001 Here is a good place for those who are living in the downtown area to get to know another person from downtown. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 02:00:24 EST West Enders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39595990 If you are from the west end and looking to chat or exercise with someone else from that area, this would be a good place to do that. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 01:58:28 EST East Enders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x39595969 If you are from the East end, here is a spot for you to communicate to others from the East end. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 01:54:43 EST Upcoming 5K run/walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x39595944 I am adding this topic because I am hearing interest in 5k's from a lot of people. So here is a spot where people can let each other know of any 5K's (or something similar) that are coming up, or how you are doing on your training for it, or how you did on a recent one. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 01:49:15 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x39580009 Hi, my name is Christina and I'm 35. I'm am a mom to two beautiful girls, Kassidy 12 and Nicole 2. I'm new to this site and I've found it to be a very useful tool. I 've recently found an fitness routine that I LOVE to do, and look forward to it everyday...ZUMBA! I've carried around an extra 55lbs and then some, since giving birth to my oldest daughter 12yrs ago and am more determined than ever to get rid of it!! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:35:28 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x39382526 I am new to the SP. Joining the Louisville Losers Team would be a great joy. <BR> <BR> Walking is my main exersice <BR> <BR> Looking for support in all areas of getting fit <BR> <em>198</em> . <BR> <BR> . Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:08:08 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x39345270 <em>213</em> Hello....To The....V I L L E...... <BR> <BR> My excersie is mainly WALKING WALKING WALKING......... <BR> <BR> Looking to give and receive support and get fit, healthy and happy. I am a diabetic and really need help in dropping this weight. Dr. ORDERS..... <BR> <BR> Any other help on EATING - WEIGHT LOSS and getting <BR> my numbers down will be <em>345</em> let me hear from you..... <em>304</em> <em>41</em> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:54:09 EST hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x39110048 HI my name is Amber and I'm 23 years old. I'm currently trying to lose 20 pounds. I live off outer loop. I was hoping to find some support in my area. Let me know if you'd like to talk! Thanks!! <em>304</em> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:50:19 EST free exercise classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x39068280 Here is a website that I know of with free exercise classes all over Louisville at different times during the day, evening, and weekends. Does anybody else know of any? <BR> http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Health/News/<BR>Public+Health+and+Wellness+Offers+Nume<BR>rous+Opportunities+to+Exercise.htm Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:31:54 EST Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x39034078 Hi I am Janine and I live in Louisville and I love the SparkPeople program. I am about 1/3 of the way to my ultimate goal. I am refocused in the New Year and was just curious about other Louisvillians struggling with their weight as I have been for most of my life. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 08:44:12 EST New to SparkPeo le...Not to Louisville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x38966550 Hey ya'll! :) I grew up in Louisville but went away to school for a bit and then moved away for a year after I got married but have been back ever since! I love this city! I grew up in Valley Station but now I live in J-Town. I am excited about the changes I'm going to make in my life this year and am glad to have other "Louisvillians" to share it with! <em>223</em> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 15:17:00 EST Looking for Iroquois Park area members.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x38942758 I am interested in adding SparkTeam members to my friend list on SparkPeople. I would also like to know if there are members that live in the Iroquois Park area and if anyone walks at Iroquois Park... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 18:05:29 EST What areas of Louisville... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x38909028 are you from? <BR> <BR> I was scrolling through a lot of the posts, and it seems that quite a few of us are looking for walking buddies, or the like. It's easier, at least for me, if you are in the same area! <BR> <BR> I'm in Valley Station right off Dixie. I mainly want to walk, and am toying with the idea of doing the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic on Feb 26, and maybe a few others throughout the year (Run for the Roses, etc). Wed, 5 Jan 2011 15:10:13 EST Dancing to loose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x38861939 I'm a firm believer in enjoying what I do, especially when it comes to getting in shape. I don't know about you guys, but I love to dance. It can be a great stress release, it's fun *and* it can be a great workout. For years, I've wanted to learn Irish dance, and there is finally somewhere in town offering beginner classes for adults! The classes include reels, light jigs and ceili dances, all of which are pretty high energy and a lot of fun. I'd love to see some other local spark folks ... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 00:30:49 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x38846258 Hello, everyone! My name is Teresa...I'm a married mama to two kidlets and I am tired of blaming the baby weight on the 8-year old! <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 40 pounds by Thanksgiving, or get back into a size 8, whichever comes first. <BR> <BR> My biggest challenge is I abhor excercise and I love food. I'm a chef, it's what I do. I have to figure out an excercise plan that works for me, fits into my schedule and is at least a little bit fun. I also have to quit tasting food with th... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:58:14 EST Happy Fit Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x38781581 Hello All, I am excited about the new year and my fitness plan. I cannot wait to start feeling all the energy that I have planned (as soon as this earache subsides). I am also wondering if any of my SparkTeam members frequent Iroquois Park... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:38:15 EST Step 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x38727787 Admitting u have a problem is the number 1 step to recovery. I have a weight problem and I need help. I am so uncomfortable in my own skin. It is time for a change. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 23:11:05 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x38470859 Hi, My name is Sandy, I am 51 years old. I am back at Spark People to re-lose the weight I gained since the change in my medication earlier in the year. I am a kidney transplant patient since Feb 13, 2002. I weighed 187 after my transplant, which is what I weighed when I went into labor with my daughter March 7, 1987. I was 157 before transplant, since then I have gotten down to as low as 137, medication was changed in May, I gained 26 pounds, I weighed 140 prior to the weight gain and wa... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:18:42 EST Triple Crown 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x38330399 I am new to Sparks...been on my 'new me' journey for a little over 2 weeks now and thought that giving myself a goal to 'train' for would be a great motivator. So, I am going to do the Papa John's 10 Miler this year as a walker. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Next I want to be able to do all 3 and eventually run them all. <BR> <BR> Is anyone here planning on participating this year? <BR> <BR> Jenn Mon, 6 Dec 2010 20:38:28 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x38221607 hello everyone, i have just joined spark people and have yet to learn the ends and outs of the site. i am wanting to become fit, decrease blood pressure medicine and lose many pounds along the way. i find this site exciting and very helpful. i have worked in louisville for 15 years and it seems i have a lot in common with persons on this site. i work out mostly alone so this is very uplifing to me to find a site where i feel in close proximity to others who are going through the same sort... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:49:57 EST How will you prevent a large, holiday weight gain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x38210328 Share your tips on how you plan on preventing yourself from a large, holiday-season weight gain. <BR> <BR> I, myself, am doing homeopathic hCG as my method of weight loss. I've lost about 48 lbs. since August. I was going to go off the program before Thanksgiving and then continue on maintenance before restarting in the new year (I still have more weight to lose). <BR> <BR> However, after stopping, I discovered I was being very bad during my maintenance phase (which is suppose to last for... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:26:28 EST new to spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x37966436 Hello, everybody! <BR> I've lived in Louisville my whole life, and I'm new to spark. I'm trying to rededicate myself to a healthier and happier way of living; I want to learn to live in control of my addiction to food. I'm trying to take the OA road, and I'm hoping that it will help me find support and teach me to rely on others (because obviously I can't do this by myself!) <BR> <BR> Well, that's it about me! I hope I can figure out these message boards - spark seems set up kinda weird... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:47:04 EST Newbie to SP :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x37906580 Hello! I am a 43 year old nurse who works in the field of HIV/Aids and I love my job. I have lost 25 pounds since switching to a vegan diet 4 months ago, and still have a ways to go to meet my goal. Looking for motivation,support, some new yummy vegan recipes, and maybe even some workout buddies. I live in Louisville,KY and have 2 children and one grandchild. Sat, 13 Nov 2010 14:34:13 EST What are your goals for this November? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x37673193 Just wondering what everyone's goals were for this November. I know it's always a hard time of year to focus on your health with the Holidays coming up. <BR> <BR> Personally I am going to continue to try to stay on my eating plan, not go overboard on Thanksgiving, and get 1000 exercise minutes in. I am hoping to lose 15 pounds also. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 19:56:24 EST Anybody dressing up for Halloween? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x37555030 Just wondering if anyone was dressing up this year. I have a couple of parties to go to but haven't decided if I am going to go in costume or my lame Halloween shirt- lol :) Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:33:53 EST NEW to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x36915574 Hi, <BR> I've just joined SP and am reading THE SPARK. It reminds me of flylady,com which has helped me get my house under control slowly but surely. So I think this is going to work to for the body! I'm hoping to build good habits and get some online support. Sat, 25 Sep 2010 16:22:20 EST Hey There . . . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x36879284 Are there any Losers out here in the Shively, PRP, Valley Station and or Ft. Knox area ? Please, let me know. I am looking for a Spark Buddy. Thanks! Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:21:59 EST Its Me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x36792996 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> started sparkppl little over 2 months ago, with help from you guys and a trainer i lost over 15 lbs! <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight not only to improve my health, but to be able to go to a public pool, beach, or anywhere else, where im able to remove my shirt without getting cruel and hurtful looks and remarks! <BR> <BR> I love to go walking, but its getting a bit boring going by myself, looking for a workout/walking buddy here in the ville. If your intrested ... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 20:38:54 EST Just call me savvy sprout. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x36752093 Hello everyone and very nice to meet you! I'm in the middle of making my life reflect who I really am and lead it in the direction of my dreams. That includes starting a brand new MBA program AND now it means I'm going to get my body in the shape it deserves. I hope to make lots of Spark friends on my journey so feel free to message me! Fri, 17 Sep 2010 14:10:19 EST Indiana resident but love Louisville! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x36525884 Our family moved to Indiana in 2005 from southern California. We do love it here. The scenery is beautiful and way of life is very relaxed. <BR> The neat thing is that Louisville is so close and we can drive into the city whenever we need a change. My daughter and I attended Worldfest on Saturday - it's amazing how well-behaved people are. I know that sounds weird - but I've had some bad experiences in crowds :) <BR> I'm actually hoping to find a full-time job in Louisville - I am currently ... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 21:13:09 EST Hi Everyone-Christine here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x36504688 43 and getting frumpy...must change need motivation and confidence.. <BR> <BR> What has helped you most to kick start yourself? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> C Sun, 5 Sep 2010 20:04:05 EST What weight loss program are you following? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x36501985 So, while I've belonged to SparkPeople for a while, I'll admit I haven't been posting to Louisville Losers lately. Well, times are a changin'. I recently became one of the Leaders, so I decided I should make sure I post here!! Sound good? <BR> <BR> I've done most weight loss programs at least one (haven't we all?). My Weight Watchers to Atkins. I'm currently doing hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrapin). I'm having excellent results with it. I completed Round 1 with a loss of 26 lbs. I no... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 16:49:24 EST My intro: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x36441530 I have been on Spark for a few weeks now but I never introduced myself to this team! I have been attempting to lose weight since February 2010. I have been doing really great actually! I made some changes in eating habits and have lost 13 lbs to date. I have randomly incorporated exercise but I always prove to busy to keep a routine. But I am getting there and I now only have about 5 more lbs to lose!! <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone!! Thu, 2 Sep 2010 12:26:25 EST Hello Everyone.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x36407582 Hi there fellow spark people! I just wanted to say hello and let you guys know why i am doing this. I have gained the dreaded weight that comes along with being happy. I know I am so blessed to have a happy life, but I tend to "celebrate" with things that aren't so happy for my weight! So here I am, ready to start a new life with a new husband and hopefully start that life in a body that I love as much as everything else in my life!!! Im here if anyone wants to chat or whatever....Here's to h... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 00:16:08 EST Anybody headed to the State Fair? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x36160684 I'm scared to have to enter any sort of "food on a stick" into the nutrition tracker. Thu, 19 Aug 2010 22:08:21 EST What are you doing on Labor Day???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x36118491 The Mayor is hosting a hike and bike on Labor Day: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/HealthyHometow<BR>n/HikeandBikeMHHM/ Tue, 17 Aug 2010 20:20:19 EST Getting in Shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x36063911 Hello to All, <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark member and I am determined to lose weight and keep it off. It is exciting to meet so many people with the same goal. <BR> <BR> Gertrude "Pat" Sims Sun, 15 Aug 2010 11:07:19 EST Cycling in Louisville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x35939235 Here are some helpful websites for anybody interested in bicycling. There are some beginning classes available, and cycling groups and tours. I hope to see you there. http://www.bicyclingforlouisville.org/clas<BR>ses/ <BR> http://www.louisvillebicycleclub.org/tou<BR>ring.htm <BR> http://schellers.com/about/upcoming-even<BR>ts-pg643.htm Mon, 9 Aug 2010 13:59:10 EST End of the month check in!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x35753802 It is the end of July. I had a really good month. I lost 8 pounds this month. And I found a new love - BIKING!!! I am going through a stressful time and learning how to keep on track while dealing with the stressors of life. Sat, 31 Jul 2010 18:09:36 EST :) Hey Y'all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x35677202 Hey Everyone... <BR> <BR> I'm Kelly. I've been a member of this group for a while but have been away from sparkpeople for awhile but now I am back and ready to jump in with both feet! Hope everyone is staying cool in this heat! Tue, 27 Jul 2010 22:31:31 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x35596775 A quick hello from Louisville, Ky! <BR> On July 7th I had a heart attack. I was in the hospital for 3 days and when I was released a diet was put in my hand. My friend told me about Sparkpeople and it has really helped me with my new lifestyle changes. I can track my meals on the nutrition tracker and know exactly how much fat I've had! Love it!!! Fri, 23 Jul 2010 20:35:33 EST Thanks for the Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x35382124 I am new to Louisville but not new to SparkPeople. I started a few years ago and have come and gone but i think this time my success will help with the community factor which i am always too stubborn to remember that i DO need your help and support. <BR> <BR> So thank you! Jenet Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:00:54 EST New to Spark & trying to lose those last 21 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x35357432 Hey everybody! My name is Jessica and I'm 25 years old. I just joined this community today because I have lost 76 lbs but in the past 6 months, I cannot get myself motivated enough to lose the last 21 lbs so I can get to my goal weight of 140. I hit the gym 5 days a week because working out is now a habit for me and I have maintained my weight loss but I need some tips, advice, etc on how to get the "spark" going again so I can lose that little bit of weight I have left! I feel so burned out ... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:09:29 EST Gym Reccomendations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x35302805 Hi all. I live and work in the Crescent Hill/St. Matthews area. I am considering a family membership to a gym. Can anyone recommend any in the area that are reasonably priced and have childcare. I see many people on here are members of UA; but the reviews online aren't very good. What about YMCA? Anywhere else? Fri, 9 Jul 2010 14:39:56 EST organized sports in Louisville? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x35286175 I hear that there are places for people to get involved in sports in Louisville. My hubby is interested in playing volleyball, softball, kickball, etc. Does anyone know where to look for a team that he can join? Thu, 8 Jul 2010 18:55:05 EST I am looking for a road bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x35259044 I am looking for a good used road bike. If anyone has one for sale in the area let me know. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 13:53:26 EST Going to lose 25lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x35256324 Hi all, I am going to lose 25 lbs using SparkPeople.com! I know tracking my food intake has worked for me in the past, but the biggest hurdle for me is exercise. This has even been a bigger hurdle now that I have a 3 week old son. Wish me luck! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 11:48:16 EST Lots to lose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x35221784 Hello to all, I am TAPDANCER71 and I am new to Spark. I joined officially yesterday morning after becoming jealous of all the posts by D710DANCE!! I joined Spark because I need the positive energy that seems to come from all you Sparkers or maybe it's SparkLERS and I recently got a bad review from the Doctor. Please feel free to add me to your pages as I need all the encouragement that I can get and THANKS in advance! Mon, 5 Jul 2010 19:18:00 EST Thanks for the warm welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x35204805 Hello all, <BR> My name is Tammy. I am a wife and mom of twins. I have received Spark e-mails quite some time ago but never joined any forums. My goal is to lose 35 pounds. I am the same weight that I was after having my twins almost 6 years ago. I quickly lost the weight and kept it off up until about 1 1/2 years ago. I gained 20 lbs in 3 months due to medication and the rest due to a pitty party for gaining the weight. I have been fit just about all of my life and the extra weight has got ... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 20:21:42 EST Running clubs in Louisville? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x35202741 I recently moved here and was hoping to get some feedback on local running clubs or training groups to join. Also a link to some local races around here? I've looked online but haven't found anything very comprehensive. I live close to downtown and would love to meet some new people! If anyone is interested in joining with me just let me know. Sun, 4 Jul 2010 17:27:15 EST Hula Hooping!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x35170172 I've been hula hooping for my daily workout and I gotta say I love it! My hoop is weighted with water so not only is it a good work out but its a lot of fun. I can even do tricks with it now. I love the results I'm getting my stomach is tighter than ever. Give it a try, you'll love it. I promise. :D Fri, 2 Jul 2010 16:53:15 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x35134196 I'm Nikki :) I'm pretty new to the site so far. I just thought I'd say hi to everyone. BTW, I wonder if anyone can help me. My biggest problem area (in my opinion) is my tummy/abs. The problem is that I have a bad lower back. I'm scared that I'm going to hurt my back trying to work on my stomach. Does anyone have any tips on how I can safely work on my tummy without too much risk to my back? Thanks for any help you can provide, and if anyone wants to chat, hit me up :) Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:48:14 EST Fundraising ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x35131818 I have a friend who is doing the 60 mile walk for the cure for breast cancer. I want to support her. And I want to do a fundraiser here in Louisville. Does anybody have any suggestions???? I am trying to get into a rest area to offer doughnuts and coffee for donations. But I am having a hard time getting a hold of the right people to get this going. I am thinking about doing a ladies night out but I don't know if I can pull it together in just a few weeks. I have some lanyards for work ... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:45:47 EST Seeking a class or group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x35060222 I am looking for a Yoga class. I do not want to sign up for a gym membership at this time because I enjoy exercising outside. I like the scenery, fresh air, and enjoy the sunshine. I am able to choose whether I want to bike, walk, or try something different. Does anyone have any suggestions for a yoga class outside of a gym membership? <BR> <BR> I am also seeking a group for bicycling. I am a newbie to biking and would like to learn some basics. I believe there is something in Louisvi... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 14:16:40 EST Trying to get back on track.... again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x35060037 I was doing really good for quite a while. I hit a bump in the road and allowed my life to slip slightly out of my control as well as temporarily began being to busy to focus on my healthy habits. I am again trying to get back on track. Being healthy is partly about me being in control of my life. I am off to a good start. Things fell in to place this summer that allowed me to easily be able to focus more on exercise. And at the same time I seen some photos of me from vacation that were... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 14:05:58 EST Hey i am a newby and I have to do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x35018079 The reason I am doing this is for my family. I need to lead them by example, I cant tell them to eat right and exercise if i am not doing it. i need support also so I chose this site and the best thing is its FREE! Fri, 25 Jun 2010 01:22:19 EST Shiraz Mediterranean Grill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x35003173 Has anyone eaten at Shiraz? How do you calculate the calories for what you eat? Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:24:03 EST Make it to your goal weight by Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x34999953 <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> I just joined the site on Monday and I am challenging myself to make it to my goal weight by Thanksgiving. Why that particular date? It is 5 months away and with Black Friday being right there, it is an opportunity to purchase my new wardrobe at extremely low prices. I challenge everyone to do this with me. Put back what you can every week and put it in a jar. Take pictures of the clothes you want or just something that you want and put it on the jar. Once you reac... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:04:08 EST Make it to your goal weight by Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x34999890 <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> I just joined the site on Monday and I am challenging myself to make it to my goal weight by Thanksgiving. Why that particular date? It is 5 months away and with Black Friday being right there, it is an opportunity to purchase my new wardrobe at extremely low prices. I challenge everyone to do this with me. Put back what you can every week and put it in a jar. Take pictures of the clothes you want or just something that you want and put it on the jar. Once you reac... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:01:59 EST SAVE Calories!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x34963097 If you get the Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwich at McDonalds, substitute a regular hamburger bun for the honey wheat roll and lose 1/2 of the mayo. This will save you 115 calories. Don't forget to get the Apple Dippers instead of the fries! Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:36:11 EST ChristinaMHuber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x34941320 Hello Im 27 year old mother of 5 looking for the easy diet to fit in an on the go lifestyle. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:40:41 EST HI Spark Louisivlle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x34803532 My name is Sara. I just joined today and I'm so happy I found this site. I've had a few people tell me how great it is over the past year. My goals are to have more energy, lose 20 pounds(that's my first goal: I will reevaluate when I reach it)...overall, I think I have around 40 pounds I'm wanting to lose, but I'm a big believer in mini goals, so, for right now, 20 is my goal. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my 8 year anniversary with my husband...married, no kids. I'm in nursing school right now, a... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:30:29 EST Volleyball Nets?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x34077553 Does anyone know where there are Volleyball nets that my daughter and I can practice? I live in the PRP area. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Tue, 11 May 2010 22:15:51 EST hello people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x33992009 Hey, I'm Kayla. New to the spark. I'm glad to be here, and hopefully this will keep me motivated to not slack. I never really lose weight because I eat what I want and just exercise really hard. But, I'm trying to turn over a new leaf and eat healthy and exercise hard. So, we'll see what happens. But, I'm already doing better than usual! :) Sat, 8 May 2010 00:01:01 EST Hey HEy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x33972589 Hi, my name is Jasmine and I am introducing myself to the boards... I'm looking for advice, on just about anything from someone who knows more than me... Weight Loss, relationships,family, career, college, budgets, overcoming my obstacles, strengthening my faith, quit smoking.... just about anything. So if you reading this and think you might be able to help me and maybe I can help you in someway then shoot me a email i.e. spark mail. I hope all is well with everyone and each of you are maki... Fri, 7 May 2010 07:41:06 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x33770102 My name is Jen and so far I've lost 47 pounds with the help of Fat Secret. I'm looking forward to using SparkPeople since it came highly recommended by some of my buddies on FS. I saw on the mobile apps that it doesn't work on the BlackBerry Storm so I'm a little bummed about that but I'm still excited to see how this site helps me. Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:57:57 EST Hello...My name is Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x33758700 Hello...I am excited to get started. I am here to lose weight and be healthy. I have approx 100 pounds to lose yet I am taking it a pound at a time. I am married and have 3 teenagers. I have in the past had a hard time staying movtivated. I am glad to have found this site and I eager to start keeping track of my progress. Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:26:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x32891361 Hello Everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Tony and I am a 35m from Louisville. I was told about this site tonight by a fellow loser in a weight loss group at the YMCA. I have struggled with my weight for a long time as I got sedintary and gained gained gained. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say hi to everyone. I started one week ago at 376. I am down to 369. I have about 139 to go. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:31:39 EST Tracks near Fern Creek/Okolona? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x32841621 I live in Fern Creek and am looking for a track I can start running at. Anyone run at any school tracks near this area? <BR> <BR> Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! <BR> -Ashley Sat, 20 Mar 2010 19:43:28 EST new to spark life long weight problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x32751116 I have lived in louisville since I was 6 yrs old., but most of my live has been limited to the southend. I am 55 yrs old and need to lose more then 100# I have yo/yo dieted all my life. I want to change the way I live for the rest of my life or my life is not going to be that long. I live in pain and am tired of it. I was widowed 3 yrs ago my husband couldn't change and he paid the ultimate price. I have two grandsons I want to help raise. I have to change Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:55:33 EST TRYING TO MAKE A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x32728008 Hello! I'm Erica. I became a member a while ago and have only been active on the site for about a week now. I love all the tools here. Just when I think I've seen everything, I discover something new on here. All of the encourageing words are almost overwhelming....it's like a mental daily dose of medicine. <BR> <BR> I came here hoping to find the strength and motivation I need to get me through my new journey. I'll be 38 in a few months and I want to celebrate my new life with my 15yr old.... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 07:36:10 EST NEW TO SPARKTEAM FAMILY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x32596682 HOWDY EVERYBODY OUT THERE IN THE SPARKTEAM FAMILY!!! I WAS REALLY HAPPY TO SEE ALL MY NEW FREINDS AND PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET ME INVOLVED IN KEEPIN ME IN SHAPE. THANKS TO ALL WHO WROTE TO ME AND MAKING ME FEEL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY....THANKS Wed, 10 Mar 2010 19:47:22 EST Beginning Anew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x32529192 Hi: <BR> My name is Lynn and I am on my goal to a new me. Looking forward to meeting, talking to and making new online friends. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 12:26:06 EST Seneca Park - Any Takers????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x32399659 I live REALLY close to Seneca Park. I'd love to get a walking group together - maybe even just once a week to start. Come on, everybody. I'd love to meet y'all. Maybe we could all find Sparkbuddies. <BR> <BR> Now, for my personal restrictions..... <BR> I have a little restaurant. BUT.... <BR> <BR> I'm free most mornings, if we get going early. <BR> I'm free Sundays, either fairly early (so everybody can actually HAVE a Sunday) or later in the afternoon. <BR> Saturdays are horrible. <... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:16:33 EST Newbie turning things around! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x32396694 Recently I realized I weighed the same amount now as I did the day I had my son (ten years ago). Except now, there's no baby! After reading an article on CNN.com about Sparkpeople, I checked it out and have been hooked ever since. I'm on day 7 and hope to keep going! Roundness runs in my maternal family, so it's time to do something! Wed, 3 Mar 2010 07:22:13 EST Need help loosing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x32279116 Hi my name is Bertha. I need lots of help with my weight problem, I do not like the way I look. My problem is affecting not only myself but also my kids and my husband. I am always on a bad mood. I try and try but nothing seems to work, sometimes I start the day really good but then everything goes down hill and I end up taking the stress on junk food. I am tired of being over weight I am only 25 yrs and I want to be healthy. I am 100% ready to give it my all and focus on my situation so that... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:38:36 EST First Day Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x32171107 Hi all! I stumbled across this site today and hope it is as helpful as it seems it will be. I live in the Hillview area and would love all the support I can get!! Good Luck to everyone!! Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:02:53 EST Tap Water or Bottled Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x32132006 Just out of curiosity I wanted to know whether people in this group preferred to drink Bottled Water or Tap Water? <BR> <BR> Personally I drink tap water. I know that there are some places where the water is scarce or unsafe to drink, but Louisville is not one of those places. Our water is extremely clean and filtered to the point where it can be bottled and sold, and we live right next to a river. <BR> <BR> I don't like the fact that bottled water isn't held to the same quality standards a... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 18:03:58 EST A little late but here's the February Goals Post! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x31899396 Aaaakkk! Sorry guys, I forgot all about posting February's goals. Please forgive me, and yell my way if I start slacking again! Better late than never, right? We still have a good 2 weeks to make February pay off! So post away!! Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:14:33 EST New Year New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x31724429 New year, new goals <BR> 1) Lose a minimum of 5 lbs per month by eating healthy and exercising <BR> 2) 60 minutes of aerobic activity at least 4 times a week (shooting for 6 but that won't happen every week) <BR> 3) Love myself and those I come into contact with. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:12:09 EST I'm new! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x31633854 Hello All! I am new to sparkpeople and this group; I live in the Okoloan/Hillview area. I look forward to loosing weight and meeting my goals. I have close to 100 pounds to lose, I am currently training for the mini-marathon that will take place the end of April. I really enjoy reading everyones posts, I am into week two and still motivated. Good Luck to everyone, I am so glad that I have found this group! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 14:09:47 EST Free Self Defense class!! SIGN UP!!:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x31513897 Hey All!! I'm very excited that this is set up and this is going to be a great opportunity for all of us LL to do together!! Whether you are new to the team, or been here for a long time, Come Join Us!! <BR> <BR> <BR> When: February 21st from 2-4 (be there a few minutes before) <BR> <BR> Where: 3030 Hunsinger Lane (Mu Do Ryu) <BR> <BR> Why: Because we are AWESOME!! <BR> <BR> What do wear: comfy workout clothes that you can move around in well <BR> <BR> <BR> The instructor sounds gr... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:00:12 EST Triple Crown and Mini/Marathon Roll Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x31456320 Is anyone participating this year? I signed up for all 4 races and am doing the Hal Higdon training schedule. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 10:20:41 EST Brown Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x31220915 Would any one be interested meeting to walk together once a week at Brown Park in St. Matthews? Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:44:35 EST NeNeNe1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x31216587 Hi. I very much need your help and inspiration to do this. I am trying to stop smoking also. Really with your help I know I can do it!!!!!! I am so happy about this spark people program. I keep telling myself this to will pass and don't worry be happy it's all worth it. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 06:55:58 EST gmaw23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x31099717 Hi everybody! I'm so glad to be here. My goal is to lose 48 lbs. and I'm 54 yrs. young. Eating healthy has already started becoming a way of life for me and I enjoy it. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:38:54 EST Hi I'm new too!! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x31085177 Hello, I made a page on here a couple years ago, but only a couple days ago did I really actually get started on here. I've been working on changing my eating and exercise habits for the past month or so. I have lost about 6 lbs and am down to 188 but I would like to reach 145..what I weighed about 5 years ago. Going to be a long journey, but I'm going to diet. I'm tired of yo-yo dieting, never being healthy, and never being able to keep the weight off. This time will be different, and I will... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:37:26 EST Women's heart education/ prevention classes!!!FUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x31046489 Hi All!! I had a meeting at Nortons Women's Pavillion last night, and I wanted to let you know of some great opportunities they have to offer for FREE!! I will definitely be taking advantage of some of these! Make sure you call to register though, they are free, but limited spots! <BR> here is the itenerary through March, and there is even more after that!! <BR> <BR> Marshall Women's Classes <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>---------------------------------------- <BR> <BR>... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:27:44 EST I am Ready to Change my Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x31013858 I am in my late 40's and ready to make permanent changes to improve my health. I am looking forward to using all of the resources Spark has to offer. I am open to any and all suggestions from other users on how to make the most of it. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:07:41 EST hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x31003212 Hi everybody! I'm not really sure how I'm going to be doing this but I'm 29 years old, have 3 and 2 year old daughters. I also have a 6 month old son who was also born on my fiancee's (Daddy's) 32nd birthday. I'm looking for some help while I'm doing this cause I'm pretty much doing this on my own and I'm also looking to lose about 40 pounds of the lovely weight I gained after having 3 kids back to back :P Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:27:40 EST Hi, I'm Gale and i'm new to this site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x30957812 After the 1st of the year, I thought like everyone else its time to lose some weight. I have been to WW before but now I don't have the extra money. I found this wed site and love it. I'm new to posting message so I hope this one is OK. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 18:52:41 EST Not Really New, but Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x30815624 Good Morning.... I wanted to say hello and introduce myself(again). I've been a member for quite some time but never was able to keep the motivation going. About 2 and a half years ago I lost about 70 pounds. I was so proud of myself. <BR> <BR> But.... we moved and everything familiar changed. (workout routines, walking routes...etc) I left my elliptical at my old house (it was broke and I figured I'd just buy a new one.) Problem was it took a little longer than I figured and by the time I ... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 07:57:46 EST Newbie here and going to need support. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x30672087 Hi,,,I am starting this with high hopes and spirits,,,I know along the way I will need advice and support... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 23:13:31 EST Has anyone else bought The Spark? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x30627669 I pre-ordered a copy for me and my mom when I went to the convention in September, and it came yesterday! Excited to start reading it this weekend. Sounded like some of the guest speakers at the convention are going to be in the book, and if that's the case, it should be pretty good reading, not to mention a great motivation for 2010! So has anyone else purchased it? Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:41:34 EST New Year, New You! Post your January 2010 goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x30602662 Ok everyone, we are entering a new year, which means that you can start over if you have been struggling, or reach for the stars if you need a new challenge! Post your New Years goals/resolutions here so that we can kick butt this year together! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 10:03:16 EST Five-Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x30267931 525,600 minutes should be all it takes for me to lose weight. <BR> <BR> My name is Trina and I'm trying a new approach to this weight-loss this. I've been sick of being overweight for a long time but I've never had a sure reason to lose it. Health reasons? Eh, people were sicker than me. Romance? I have someone who loves me for who I am. My reason for wanting to lose it? Fashion. It seems a bit vain, but always shy away from shopping with my friends. I can't even find any clothes in my size... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 22:38:35 EST December goals...post 'em here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x30051867 My goals for December are: <BR> <BR> - while away from home, continue to eat good and not go out to eat, but to prepare fresh foods in my hotel kitchen with the limited amount of tools/options I have to work with <BR> <BR> - work out at least 3 days a week during this busy month <BR> <BR> - spending a little more time telling my family and friends how much they mean to me during this holiday season <BR> <BR> - giving up all sweet tea and caffineated drinks <BR> <BR> - continue to try one... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 21:10:05 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x30029244 Hello everyone! My name is Belinda and I'm a working mom of two in Louisville. I'm trying to lose weiight not only for myself but also for vacation next year. I've packed on the pounds slowly and they are coming off slowly. Sun, 29 Nov 2009 21:14:58 EST 5K on Black friday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x29920516 I can't think of any better way to burn those Thanksgiving calories than to run/walk a 5K on Friday. I just stumbled on to this and thought I'd pass it along. Let me know if you are interested I think I will probably participate. <BR> <BR> http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CommunityRel<BR>ations/LightUpLouisville/RunRunRudolph<BR>.htm Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:45:03 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x29698303 Hi I am a new member and I plan to be active. Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:28:46 EST OT: Can anyone recommend a good middle school? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x29474592 So I have to say, I'm from Michigan and we don't really have a say as to what Middle School we attend. Wherever you live, that's the middle school you go to. End of discussion, LOL. So this is all new to me here. I've only lived in Kentucky a little over 2 years, and am not very familiar with most of the areas/schools, etc. <BR> <BR> We currently live in the East end, but are looking into moving next year (end of May/June) in the general vicinity of the Hikes Point area (anyone know of a... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 15:41:43 EST NEW: November Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x29466943 The monthly goals last month helped me get on track to start a healthy lifestyle. Below are my November goals. Please reply with your own monthly goals. <BR> <BR> *Get below 290lbs <BR> *Complete a 5k event <BR> *Be able to run 1 mile without stopping to walk. <BR> *Continue to track my food intake and exercise. Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:48:40 EST Can anyone recommend a good OB/GYN? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x29459591 I need to find an OB/GYN and since I'm new to the area I'm not really sure where to start. I was wondering if anyone could give me any personal recommendations. Thanks! Mon, 2 Nov 2009 02:42:30 EST Couch to 5K running partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x29340923 I live in the Bardstown Rd./Breckenridge area and am looking for at least one person to run the "Couch to 5K" program with me. I work 12 hour shifts so on some evenings we would not be able to meet up until after 7:00 PM. The program requires running 3 days per week. Since I am off 3 days per week, we could use 2 of them to run earlier in the day. I have already started week one of the program but would be willing to repeat it next week if anyone is interested in joining me. I typically ... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:26:05 EST November Get Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x29318969 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I was thinking of going bowling for our next get-together. It is going to be hard to meet in December for the holiday so this would be our last one until the new year. <BR> <BR> To accomodate Chris and others who might work Saturdays, would everyone be interested in a Sunday afternoon date? Possibly the 22nd? I know that is cutting it close to Thanksgiving, but I figured I would see what you all thought. <BR> <BR> Trying to work on a "boot camp" session or kickbal... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:55:36 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x29317264 Hello everyone --- Just joined SparkPeople today. Thought I would try to see if this site and the good folks here, can help motivate me to lose weight. Don't have a lot to lose - about 11 pds. The only thing is -- I keep gaining and can't seem to lose it.!!! All the support I can get would be great!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks and good luck to everyone! Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:48:36 EST Donno59 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x29315812 Brand new at this. Hope it helps Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:53:18 EST Jenn612 hopped aboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x29289087 Thanks to my friend Jeannie, I was introduced to this page. I am a single mother of two boys who desparately wants to be healthier. I need all the support and encouragement I can get in this adventure. Sat, 24 Oct 2009 23:35:19 EST Which Weight-M nagement Tool is Best? Poll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x29256267 So I ran across this poll on a website for: <BR> <BR> Which Weight-Management Tool is Best? (Poll Closed) <BR> <BR> Lose It! 18% (565 votes) <BR> NutriMirror 7% (227 votes) <BR> SparkPeople 46% (1415 votes) <BR> LiveStrong 10% (309 votes) <BR> FitDay 6% (178 votes) <BR> Other 12% (382 votes) <BR> Total Votes: 3076 <BR> <BR> The Poll is closed now, but Woo Hoo!!! <BR> SparkPeople 46% (1415 votes) Lets keep spreading that Spark!!! <BR> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>236</em>... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 07:55:25 EST What time is the picnic tomorrow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x29255948 I can't remember what time we said to meet at Vettiner! Fri, 23 Oct 2009 07:34:32 EST Lookin for a ladies get together? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x29204910 I am an advisor for lia sophia and am inviting you to get your fam and friends together for a special girls night. A night at home where you can be entertained and see gorgeous jewelry! The holiday season is quickly approaching! 70% of the lia sophia jewelry is under $50! holy cow! thats awesome. And with the November special---Buy 2 items at regular price, get up to 4 necklaces 1/2 off!!!!---You read it right up to 4 necklaces HALF OFF---spaces are limited! Contact me on my page for more inf... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 21:42:15 EST Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x29174801 Well, I originally "signed up" a while ago but never really looked at it (joined through a points site to get the points, LOL). Now I decided to check this out and it looks pretty interesting. <BR> <BR> I'm not originally from Louisville, just moved to Kentucky a little over two years ago. We currently live in the East End not too far from E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park (my kids love going too). We like to hike the trail, but we seem to have had a lot of rain this year which makes that imposs... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:32:52 EST What team goals would you like to see? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=785x1618x29171798 At the bottom of our team page are team goals that all of us can participate in to keep us on track. Which ones would you like to see? They can be food related (x amount of veggies a day or week), fitness related (x amount of minutes of physical activity, x amount of miles walked/ran, etc), SP related (x amount of SP points per month- helps you log food, water, participate on teams), hobby related (read x amount of books per month) or even monetary (save x amount of dollars a week). <BR> <BR... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:12:19 EST Hi everyone! Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x29074597 I would just like to introduce myself. I'm Amy 24 years old. I was recommended to this site by my BF Erick (sunflower). She has been determinded to get me on here to help me on my road to getting back into shape. After having my daguhter 7 months ago, I am more determinded than ever to get back into shape! Thanks in advance for all the help and support. I look forward to getting to know you guys! Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:35:10 EST Sign up for the picnic here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x29065705 Hi Louisville Losers! <BR> <BR> Please let us know if you are attending the picnic on the 24th, the number of people you are bringing, and if you are able to bring anything! Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:53:08 EST Ice Skating Friday Night!! Come Join!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x29065312 Calling all Louisville Losers! <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> *SUNFLOWER* and I were talking and we really wanted to go ice skating this weekend!! We are planning to go this Friday night 10/16 @ 7:30 to Iceland Sports Complex over by UPS. <BR> <BR> Here is the website: <link>www.icelandsports.net/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> This will be FUN and a great workout! Let us know if you want to come meet up for a fun filled evening <em>224</em> Ice Skating, good company and a cup of hot cocoa, w... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:36:54 EST Protein Shake Suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x29046655 I am on the hunt for low/no sugar (low carb) protein shake that tastes good. I'm a little scared to drop the money on just any ol' powder. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have one they've used before and like? Also, what (if anything) did you mix into it? <BR> Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:02:58 EST Daily Check In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x28958313 Hey Louisville Losers! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> In an effort to keep the board active, this thread is intended for you to check in when you are on SP and let the group know how you are doing today, what's going on, if you need some help or motivation, etc. <BR> <BR> Just a way we can keep in touch and get to know one another! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> So let everyone know what's on your mind, and post away! <em>304</em> Fri, 9 Oct 2009 07:38:19 EST What are your favorite go-to snacks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x28946098 I've been reading several blogs and it sounds like we could all use some new ideas for snacks to get us through the day. The afternoon seems to be the hardest for me, so I like to have good healthy snacks readily available so I don't give in to temptations around me. Some of my favorites are natural almonds, apples with peanut butter or yogurt, yogurt with granola or mixed berries and honey, a protein shake or a bar. What are yours? Thu, 8 Oct 2009 15:19:40 EST Just saying Hello *^_^* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x28874891 HEY! My name is Sarah! A friend showed me this site so here I am trying it out. Im very friendly so don't be scared to say hello ^-^ Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:16:46 EST Race For The Cure 10/10 - Need Team Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x28854633 Hey everyone, my husband and I are new to the Louisville area. We have a team for the 5k Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 10th and we're still looking for more team members. <BR> <BR> If you're interested in joining our team, let me know! It's a great cause and an amazing time....lots of fun and very moving :) <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Jill Sun, 4 Oct 2009 19:08:41 EST Suggestion Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x28834706 Hi Louisville Losers! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> This message thread is for all ideas that you might have for <BR> <BR> *LL Activities <BR> <BR> *Challenges <BR> <BR> *anything you would like to see happen for our group that us leaders can see in one forum <BR> <BR> *comments, concerns, etc. <BR> <BR> Feel free to post away so that we can make this group work for everyone. Let's hear your ideas! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>304</em> Sat, 3 Oct 2009 18:34:04 EST Just taking a minute to say "Hello" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x28826528 Hey everyone! Just stopping by to introduce myself. My name is Ryan, 34 years old, married, 3 year old daughter, 7 year old stepson. <BR> Beginning weight 291 pounds (21 months ago), current weight 156 pounds. I've lost a total of 135 pounds and I'm in the best shape of my life. I haven't been this weight since 9th grade. <BR> I live in the Okalona/Highview area so if anyone needs a running partner, hit me up. Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:52:07 EST Links to Local races!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x28788766 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> here is a link to SWAGS list of local races coming up, take a look and let us know of any others or ones that you will be participating in!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.swagssportshoes.com/runningracec<BR>alendar.htm </link> <BR> <BR> I will be working at the Race for the Cure, so I hope to see a lot of you there, and I will be there cheering you on!! GO LL!! <BR> <BR> I have signed up for the Foundation for Fighting Blindness as well, it is on October 31! Sounds like fun, ... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:58:10 EST Too many parties in one weekend! Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x28784438 I have some big challenges coming up this week/weekend: <BR> <BR> Tonight there's a going away party for someone in choir. The kind of party where the sopranos bring appetizers, the altos bring desserts, etc. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow night: taking my daughter to a birthday party. And I'm invited to stay. <BR> <BR> Sunday night: Book club. Again: hot appetizers, cold appetizers and desserts. <BR> <BR> Egads! <BR> <BR> I could: Eat dinner here, and take a veggie tray to each event (I'm falling ... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 11:17:22 EST Interest in an October get together? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x28780804 Since we're trying to get this team more active I was wondering how many people would be interested in meeting up this month. Maybe we could do a Saturday pot-luck picnic lunch in a park. Would anyone be interested in something like this, maybe on the 17th or the 24th? Or does anyone have any other ideas? Thu, 1 Oct 2009 09:00:58 EST Is anyone doing the Race for the Cure? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x28734404 The Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk is next weekend. Anyone participating? I am either doing the walk on my friend's team or creating my own in honor of my mother in law and sister in law. I will just be doing the 1 mile walk. If you would like to participate, just let me know and we can do it together! Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:06:18 EST NEW: October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x28732459 I figured since we are trying to add some life back to this group I would start a monthly goals post. <BR> <BR> My goals for October: <BR> * Loose 10 pounds <BR> * Strength training 2 times per week <BR> * Exercise 3-5 times per week for 60 minutes <BR> * Drink my water <BR> * Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night <BR> <BR> What are your goals for October? Tue, 29 Sep 2009 09:55:23 EST New Leader! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x28707932 Good Monday morning, all! <BR> <BR> I am the new leader for the group. I have been absent lately and thought this may give me the motivation to stay on track! <BR> <BR> I hope this is going to be the start of a great group (again)! Please be active within the group and share your success and failures...it helps to know so many out there struggle with the same things. <BR> <BR> Make wise choices today! <BR> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 10:35:53 EST Veggies on Sale at Kroger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x28655296 Hi Fellow Louisville Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I was grocery shopping yesterday and noticed that Kroger still has all those lovely lovely frozen veggies on sale for a dollar per bag. This is a great time to stock up on frozen vegetables. Once the weather finally cools down (or right now if you are like me)a vegetable soup is a wonderful way to STRE-E-E-E-TCH that calorie budget; filling, warm and nourishing. <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but eating lots of veggies versus not eating enou... Fri, 25 Sep 2009 14:59:37 EST HI I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x28426565 Hi all, new here. I just found sparkpeople yesterday and I think I like it here, if I can ever figure out how to use all the features on the site effectively. :-) <BR> <BR> I'm 39 years old and as out of shape and as fat as ever. I've been yo-yo dieting since the age of 14 and am sick and tired of it. My new year's resolution this year was to NOT go on a diet. But I've gained some weight and I have to take care of this again. Meh. <BR> <BR> I also have fibromyalgia, which makes getti... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:50:15 EST Moms with kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1038x1618x28338949 Hey Ladies, <BR> I know I have been gone for sometime now.... busy with kiddos, summer vacations and such. <BR> <BR> My oldest is in Kindergarten this year and I walking almost every morning with my walking group with my 2.5 yr (which can be 1 -4 others). I wanted to invite and let any other moms out there to come join us. I know how it is to try to squeeze in time to walk... why not do it with your kids in tow? If you would be interested in walking with your babies or little ones to contac... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:18:02 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x28081961 Hi, I'm new to SparkPeople. My name is Stacey, and I'm 27 years old. I've always been overweight, but was able to stay around 200lbs for years riding and training my horses. When the economy went down, I wound up having to sell my horses, and haven't been as active since then. In the last year, I really packed the weight on. Now I am fed up with being like this, and have decided to change. <BR> I started making changes on August 8, 2009, and started exercising after joining SparkPeople last ... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:49:05 EST Is this really me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1618x28032656 Hi, I just turned 29, and am fortunate not to have any major health problems. I recently took a good look in the mirror, and am not satisfied with what I see. I realize that I'm not getting any younger, and that I need to work hard now to not only feel better about myself, and hopefully be able to alleviate symptoms of PCOS and infertility, I need to do something about this weight. My first goals are to completely eliminate soda, or sugary drinks from not only my diet but from the house compl... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 08:37:11 EST Anyone registered for the convention yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x27832878 It is about 5 weeks away now. I just signed up last night! Who else is planning on going? Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:12:48 EST McNeely Lake Park? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x27829741 I just moved to Louisville and live about a mile away from this park and was wondering if anyone has been here or knows if they have a good walking path? I am thinking of going there for my morning walk/runs until I can find a gym. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:13:18 EST stop the insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x27657196 I know that I am not the only person out there that has lost and gained and lost and gained... I sometimes think about just giving up and becoming one of those people they have to remove from their bedroom with a crane. I am an emotional eater and I eat nothing but junk all day. I am so tired of this cycle. <em>46</em> . I just want to feel good about myself and believe that I can achieve my goals. But it seems to get harder and harder. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:44:15 EST Bicycle Riding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1618x27585648 Lately, I've been thinking of different ways to get exercise and thought bike riding would be fun. Just around the neighborhood. I've been looking around for a bike. Nothing fancy. I don't want to fool with all the gears/speeds and hand brakes. Well, low and behold, I look out my kitchen window today and I see this adorable older gentleman riding a bike around the school parking lot (my backyard meets Eastern HS and Hite Elementary parking lots). It was the perfect bike. Even had a little bas... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 15:02:46 EST