SparkPeople Daily Walking Team Messageboard Hello Friends, If walking is part of your fitness plan then this is a team for you..If some days you need some support to get moving then this team is for you..let's move SparkPeople Daily Walking Team Messageboard Wanting to keep losing more weight Hi I'm Tkrystina/Lisa &amp; for the last 3.5 months I have been losing weight. between March &amp; April I lost a total of 14 lbs. Now I am down almost 20 lbs. But some days I hardly want to get out of bed let alone do my walking. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:58:19 EST The Importance Of Water And Your Health I'm dying of thirst!" <BR> <BR> Well, you just might. It sounds so simple. H20 - two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. This substance also known as water, is one of the most essential elements to health and is so important that your body actually has a specific drought management system in place to prevent dehydration and ensure your survival. Water might be everywhere, but one must never take it for granted. <BR> <BR> Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight, and without ... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:22:26 EST 6 TIPS TO WALK 10,000 STEPS Here are 6 Tips to Walk 10,000 Steps each day. <BR> <BR> 1. Get a pedometer, otherwise how will you know how many steps you have taken? <BR> <BR> 2. Get up and move every hour. Even just walking to get a cup of water adds steps and keeps you active. <BR> <BR> 3. Set benchmarks throughout the day, for instance, you should be at around 5,000 steps at 1pm. <BR> <BR> 4. Park your car at the end of the parking lot when shopping, running errands or going to dinner. You could gain up to 2,000 ex... Mon, 9 May 2016 19:51:47 EST Words connected with walking comfortable shoes Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:48:55 EST Make Walking More Productive and Fun Walking is one of the best exercises a person can do. It barely takes any equipment, costs nothing, improves health and well-being and is simple to do. Only a couple common excuses exist for not walking. One excuse someone might give is the lack of time to spend on walking, while another excuse might be that walking is boring. <BR> <BR> This list of activities to do while walking will help break down the barriers someone may have to being motivated to walk by making walking more fun and more... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:47:03 EST Hello! <em>311</em> Since walking is going to be my main form of exercise I thought I would join this team to get to know some fellow walkers. I wish everyone good luck with their goals! <em>381</em> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:09:06 EST How far can we walk in September? Start here ..... log in how many miles you walked today! <BR> <BR> Add your mileage to the person's before! Let's walk somewhere! Tue, 1 Sep 2015 20:12:17 EST Games to Play on a Country Walk Tell young children you're going on a walk and you'll probably get a point-blank refusal. Tell them you're going out to play a game and they won't be able to get their shoes on fast enough! <BR> <BR> Here's how to make walking fun... <BR> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:28:39 EST Health & Fitness Benefits & Reasons to Walk - SP Starting a regular walking program offers numerous health and fitness benefits! Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:36:26 EST new to this team Hello everyone!! I am new to this team and joined b/c walking is my main exercise ! Sun, 8 Feb 2015 18:48:12 EST Changed mind Changed mind Sat, 17 May 2014 12:22:25 EST I need to learn to like to walk I aiming to start walking. I am hoping for spring. I have a hard time with walking so hoping this group will encourage me. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 07:16:36 EST Newbie here Hi everyone. I noticed that not many postings since cold weather started. I wonder if anyone is walking indoors? I live in Florida, so I can still walk outdoors most days. It's difficult in the summer because of the heat, but it's doable if you get out early or walk after dark. Hope to make some friends here. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:54:51 EST Just getting started Hi all! I was excited to see a group of folks that like to walk. I just started on Sparkpeople and I have just completed my 1st week of Prevention's Walking off the Weight program. Can you all tell me how you get those awesome tickers that keep track of how much you have walked? Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:56:23 EST Hello everybody! I'm excited to join this team! My main form of exercise the past year has been walking. I enjoy the outdoors best, but I will probably need to use the treadmill too in the coming months. Though I have walked outside in -40! Sat, 26 Oct 2013 20:24:37 EST new to the team I know I need support for this to be a success for me. This sparkpeople set up seems ideal so far. I'm committed. So if I can help anyone out there - just ask! <em>502</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 19:25:30 EST New person here. New to the team. Not new to SP. I am a 50 year old woman, wife , mother , grandmother, nurse, that works night shift and am finding it hard to lose weight now that I turned 50 . Also it seems I lack the motivation I once had. Hoping a new team and new insights will help me get motivated and stay motivated and that maybe I will motivate someone else and make new friends. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:02:22 EST Hi I am looking forward to getting to know you all on this team. I love walking and have been away from it for ages,probably 2 years. This is the perfect time for me to start again. The weather is wonderful for getting outdoors. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:30:11 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:23 EST Introducing myself- Just wanted to say hello to the team <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> I am still new to SparkPeople, and also a new walker. I can't say I love it yet, but I'm working on that. But I am grateful that I CAN walk...I know many obese people can't. And since it's the most basic all-over exercise that I can do (at least to start out with) walking is my chosen thing for daily exercise. Hoping to get to know folks & make like-minded friends. <BR> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:27:37 EST Love to walk I love to walk/hike. DH and I also love to Geocache especially if we have to walk or hike to find it. Looking forward to the warmer weather for walking. <BR> Started walking for weight loss when I joined WW 16 yrs ago. I am from Ontario Canada. Love walking along the harbour and on the trails in the Northumberland Conservation areas. I now have a fitbit One which motivates me to walk even more. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:52:37 EST Rejoined, final time... Rejoined, final time... <BR> <BR> Let's get re-aquainted. <BR> I'm Vicki and I'm 56 years old. <BR> I got rid of the scale and am working to drop inches. I'm going to the fitness center 3 times a week and working out at home 3 days. I rest up on Sundays. <BR> My goal is to reclaim my health and over time go from a 3XL down to a size Large. <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:45:27 EST New to the Group Hi everyone I'm new to the group. I have been walking for weight loss and to get healthy for 2 months now. I am up to walking 6 miles a day and have lost 20 lbs so far. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:57:22 EST hello Hi jamberella here <BR> I would like to lose 8 kilos , I am finding it hard I am 42 walk almost every day. I am no good at running. I try to eat healthy 80 % of the time. I drink more water than I used too.I love coffee and I cant resist sharing a big bag of potatoe chips with my partner while we watch a movie. I am currently in Darwin at my daughters for 3 more weeks. So missing my man. I live in Melbourne. Not that I know many people there as I am a stay at home mum. This year my twins wil... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:11:01 EST Introduction to the Team Hi Everyone. I am Clare and enjoy walking. Lately I have been walking less. Not motivated enough. This team will get me back on track. I live in New Zealand. Usually I walk the roads around my countryside home. Daily I walk between 2 and 5 km....about 3 miles? But sometimes up to 9 kilometres. <BR> <BR> I'll be back when ther's something to report :) <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 06:10:52 EST Newbie Needing to Lose 95 Lbs I'm Amy, and I have a large amount of weight to lose. I like walking as my primary exercise but as I've gotten bigger, walking for any length of time is very hard for me to do. Any added support is appreciated. <BR> Thanks <BR> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:20:44 EST Hello Never have joined anything like this before but I am determined to lose at least 30 pounds and do it by walking and dieting. Need support and encouragement. My main problem is late night eating and being a perfectionist - (all or nothing) My goal is 2 miles a day for 5 days @ week. Would love to share my journey with someone! <em>249</em> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 21:27:38 EST Hello! Reorganizing my teams and looking for new ones to join and happened on this one. Although I do a lot of different kinds of exercise as I exercise daily, but to be honest, nothing does it for me re weight loss like good ol' walking, plus I love to walk. It is the base on which all my other fitness activities rests and helps me in all ways, physically, mentally and spiritually. <BR> <BR> Glad to meet you all. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 20:21:54 EST Hey Team I enjoy walking a lot. I usually walk around my neighborhood. I dont have a treadmill. nowhere to put it:) It's been the best exercise for staying active with Fibro. I look forward to walking and talking with you. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:16:37 EST walking for life I'm trying something different,I'm going to start walking 4 to 5 or even more a week for 40 to 60 min,I owe that to myself, besides i like to walk with my ipod put my music on, or walk my pugs at the football feild.My goal is to loose 20 to 25 lb by christmas ,I also changing my diet to more natural products like,meat fruit vegetables and dairy ,wheat I'm taking out of my diet ,because it bloats me and then i don't feel so well ,also taking pasta ,bread, and bad desserts that have a lot of p... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:03:51 EST NEW TO TEAM I've got about 53 lbs I need to lose and I'm hoping this team will keep me motivated since you're all in the same boat, more or less. Look forward to getting to know you thru the team. <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:46:55 EST Grandma from Ontario Hi everyone - I'm Gail, 68, originally from Nova Scotia but now living in Southern Ontario. I'm a mother of 4 and grandmother of 2, plus 2 "almost" grandsons belonging to DD#3's boyfriend. <BR> <BR> I've always loved to walk, and have decided to make it my main cardio exercise. To this point, I've mapped 3 local routes, 2 that take 60 minutes and 3 that take 90 minutes. <BR> <BR> I also walk indoors, especially in the winter, on a treadmill; but prefr to walk outdoors because it's muc... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 12:58:39 EST Hi team! Just got back from a leisurely 3 miles walk, and feeling tired but good. I don't power walk right now, but I'm going to start soon. Used to power walk all the time, but I'm really not in very good shape right now, so I'm working my way up to it. Just walking at a brisk pace up, strolling back for now. But hey, even at this pace, I burned 247 calories! YAY ME! Mon, 28 May 2012 20:36:03 EST Hi! New member Hi, my name is Heather and I just recently joined this team. I have been on spark a number of years and I guess I am just trying t find a sparkteam that I click with. I love to run and walk. I have been struggling to lose my last 10 pounds of weight for 8yrs now. I look forward to some new challenges. Wed, 23 May 2012 13:17:35 EST Thinking Your Way to Healthy Weight Loss <link><BR>/eating-for-better-health/thinking-you<BR>r-way-to-weight-loss.aspx?xid=nl_Every<BR>dayHealthDietandNutrition_20120514 </link> Mon, 14 May 2012 17:17:20 EST QOTD: NEW QUESTION DAILY FIRST QUESTION: <BR> Do you find yourself losing weight on a steady basis or do you tend to take weeks or months to get thru a 10 lb stretch? <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>****** <BR> <BR> For me, it seems to take me about 3 months to go from one 10 lb set to the next. I tend to yo-yo badly so it's sometimes a struggle to get into the next set of numbers (240's down to 230's, etc). <BR> Sun, 6 May 2012 11:47:16 EST NEW TO TEAM I'm Vicki and I live in Florida. <BR> I'm working towards making the healthiest choices I can when it comes to taking care of myself. <BR> I want to make exercise a top priority as I have a couple of health issues that exercise would improve. Also it would definately give me more energy. <BR> I'll basically be doing a low fat plan because I feel it's the healthiest way to eat. I want to incorporate a lot more veggies and fruits into my food plan and a lot less red meats and oils as they don... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:45:31 EST Anyone in Vacaville,CA? Looking for a walking partner. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:31:22 EST Hello Hey, My Name Is Terry & I'm 30 something & have 43 pounds to lose. I want to lose weight so I can be Sexy for My Boyfriend:-) And to be Healthy I live In the middle of no where an 30 min's to the next town so It's hard to go to A gym so everyday I workout on my Treadmill <em>315</em> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 00:22:44 EST My running days are over.... Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm brand new to the team and excited to meet you all. <BR> <BR> I used to run several miles a week...until about a year ago. That's when I shattered my leg. After surgery, months of bedrest, and more months of recovery; I've packed on extra pounds and pant sizes, and become a little squishy in all of the wrong areas. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to run like I used to, but I need to get back in shape and start moving again. Walking seems like the p... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 02:23:29 EST Treadmill dizziness I have been using a treadmill to get my cardio and I have noticed something odd. After every session (65 minutes) I feel dizzy when it's time to get off. I read during my sessions but it happens even when I don't read and look around. Any ideas? Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:23:54 EST hi hi im sarah im from england i just joined the group i like walking but dont walk as much as i would like to my goal is to walk more x Sun, 29 Jan 2012 18:49:57 EST Walking - Trans Canada Trail Hi, my name is Roger and have been walking for awhile now and recently joined Sparkpeople and belong to a few groups, I was stuck on a plateau for awhile but broke it when I joined Sparkpeople and got the diet right. I walk on my days off on the trail that is close to my house for 3 to 4 km then back takes me 90 mins at around 15 mins per km, Snoopy and I are getting in great shape, since last year I have lost 30 pounds and currently at 199 lbs hoping to get to 185 by May or so then maintain ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:16:08 EST Managing SP's New SHARE Feature I'm sorry if you've already seen this info or if this isn't a good place to post it but I wanted to let people know about the new feature and how to manage it. <BR> <BR> You may have noticed that your own blog now has is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" it on their Facebook wall!! You can read more about this at <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=46<BR>80590 </link> <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:33:38 EST Another Newbie Hi, I'm Vicki. I live in Titusville, Fl. I'm 55 years old and 70 lbs over weight. I've been trying for over a year to get my weight down and all I've done is yo-yo back and forth. I did lose 12.2 lbs in 2011. I've started a low carb plan like I did back in the 80's ( I lost 105 lbs in 13 months and kept it off for 18 years), and I'm hoping to get the weight back off over the course of the next 2 years. I'm not nearly as active as I used to be so I know the weight won't come off as fast as it... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:04:57 EST New to walking I've been an on-and-off runner for a number of years, but I've struggled with injuries from time to time, and I've found it depressing to be injured and unable to run. I also found that even when healthy, I could only run 4 days or so per week. <BR> <BR> I decided to take up walking this year with the hope that I can stay healthy and uninjured. I'm hoping to walk 30 minutes nearly every day; I've started with 15 minutes a day and have finished the first week of January with at least that man... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 19:07:02 EST Walked today I went to the mall with my boyfriend and a friend. We walked around for 3 hours while we were there. I walked for 3 hours today, a total of 18,000 steps. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:23:25 EST Do you walk on a Treadmill? If you walk a on a treadmill, how many miles do you walk? Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:56:03 EST Have you walked today? Have you walked today and if so, how far or long? <em>311</em> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:35:44 EST New Leader Good Morning Everybody.... <BR> <BR> I am the new leader for the group. My name is Dawn. I would like to know what types of challeneges, and other activiies that all of you would to do starting in January. I would realy like to start the new year off with a bang. If you have any questions please contact me. <BR> <BR> Thank You <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:23:06 EST How Determined Are You? I got up this morning and walked for 3 miles before doing the beginner workout on my Total Gym. The scales aren't changing much but my pants are much looser and I feel better. I am determined to do whatever is necessary to meet my weight goals and to make exercise a habit. Healthy lifestyle I come! What are you willing to do in an effort to meet your goals? <em>198</em> Sun, 20 Nov 2011 12:14:39 EST Stretching Exercises? I have been walking everyday for a month. I tried to workout on my Total Gym and it proved to me just how out of shape I am. I have 0 flexibility and spend more time grunting and groaning in an effort to get into position than I did exercising. Does anyone have suggestions for stretching? I am looking for beginner moves!! <em>198</em> Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:56:30 EST Loving the Results!! By 8 am I had logged in 4 miles of walking. Planning an outing with a friend that will include a veggie salad that I'm making and a walk in the park. I lost 3 pounds this week so I'm loving the results!! <em>244</em> Wed, 9 Nov 2011 09:52:02 EST Wanting to walk I've joined this team because I want to walk. I am 58 years old, married, have a 21 year old daughter in college and I am 70 pounds overweight. I live in the country on a very busy state highway so walking on the road is not an option. I work full time about 45 minutes from where I live. With all of that being said, I decided to buy a Leslie Sansone walking DVD so I can walk at home. My biggest challenge: consistency.....and getting up earlier in the morning! <em>198</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 13:28:06 EST Still Going Strong!! I was able to walk for 3 miles this morning. I plan on walking to class this afternoon which will allow me to log another 1.5 round trip. I am learning to plan for a walk so that I don't let it slid. <em>224</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 09:58:13 EST Keep on Moving! I walked my grandson to daycare and then walked to Bible study. Round trip for both is 2 miles for the day so far. Saving gas, being green, and getting healthy. What else could you hope for? <em>244</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:29:25 EST Starting Out Right! Good morning team. I enjoyed a 3 mile walk this morning. Saw the sun come up, heard the birds chirping, and saw the squirrels playing. It was a wonderful start to my day. <em>104</em> Sun, 6 Nov 2011 09:18:34 EST What Motivates You? Good morning team. I have been walking 1.5 to 3 miles everyday. The scales aren't moving very much but I feel better about myself already. I got a haircut yesterday and dyed my hair red. For some reason I feel more determined when my hair is red. Shake it up...motivate yourself!! <em>224</em> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:37:43 EST What Motivates You? Good morning team. I have been walking 1.5 to 3 miles everyday. The scales aren't moving very much but I feel better about myself already. I got a haircut yesterday and dyed my hair red. For some reason I feel more determined when my hair is red. Shake it up...motivate yourself!! <em>224</em> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:37:05 EST Here I Come!! Good morning team. I am here to lose some weight!! My doctor has me on a killer diet where I lost 8 pounds in a week. I was thrilled but he got on to me for not exercising. I am a couch potato so the doc suggested I start walking. I'm on a mission so watch me go. <em>198</em> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:23:42 EST Any one now of a great power walking DVDs? I love to power walk but i looking for some walking DVDs. I dont know which ones the best one. Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:40:36 EST I Love........ <em>106</em> Coffee in the morning Sat, 16 Jul 2011 19:10:30 EST Hello Hi, my name is Marion and I love to walk for exercise. Somewhere along the line I stopped but now that I have joined Spark I am getting back into it. Walking is the only exercise that is not boring to me. Looking forward to being on your team <em>213</em> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 16:39:37 EST New to the site Hi everyone. I'm new to Spark People and look forward to being a member of the team. Walking is my main exercise. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:45:13 EST I'm new! Hi - I'm Andrea. I decided this summer to make some fitness goals for me to work towards. At first I thought I would try to do Couch to 5K, until my knee reminded me it doesn't like running too much. :P I found the 5K Your Way walking challenge here, and am starting the walking workouts tomorrow. I walk my dog everyday, but I would really love to get in the habit of walking for actual fitness (my dog is very small and not very fast!). My daughter is also thinking of joining me just for fun, a... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:21:37 EST Hi My name is Janice, I've been looking for a walking team. Glad I finally found one. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:12:00 EST Newbie Hi....To the Team. I just joined and my main exercise is walking. Looking forward to meeting new friends with new ideas and sharing our journey together <em>30</em> .... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:07:17 EST Hi From Niagara Falls Hi I'm Victoria, I live in Niagara Falls, NY and the Falls themselves are my daily walking route. I have been walking consistently since April this is a new thing for me. But I gotta say, I love it!! <BR> <BR> My home is about 60 seconds from the Niagara River, I walk from my house down to the path along the river, to the falls...around Goat Island and back home. It's 5 1/2 miles and takes me almost 90 minutes. I am so blessed to be so close to such beauty!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:03:52 EST Hi I am new from Florida! My name is Connie & I love to walk for fitness and fun! Seems to be the one thing that gets the pounds off of me. I have really got some muscular legs since starting my walking back when I started SP 9 months ago! I have went from 4 blocks/15 min. feeling ill to 4 miles/90 min since then. From being out of breath after 4 blocks to breathing pretty good and feeling happy and fantastic! I am trying interval walking too, which makes it more of a challenge!! <BR> Personally I am a early retired ... Tue, 31 May 2011 23:39:51 EST Hi! Hi, Im new to the Team and can't wait to get started losing weight walking! Mon, 16 May 2011 21:04:37 EST Hi, New to the team Hi <BR> <BR> I am new to the team. I hope to walk the weight off as well as encourage each other to get to our goals! <BR> <BR> I know walking can help lose weight from experience but its a matter of continuing the walking <BR> I am glad spring is here and the weather is good for walking <BR> <BR> Lets motivate each other!. <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:01:48 EST Hiya ! Hello everyone ! <BR> <BR> My name is Victoria and I am new to the team ( actually a returnee, I see my old name of EssexChickie is still on the boards from 2009 ). <BR> <BR> I am still doing a lot of walking, but am now back in NY, so a combo of walking and treadmilling. <BR> <BR> Vickie <em>213</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 21:14:05 EST Am I allowed to be proud of myself today? Well, even if I'm not allowed, I'm going to be proud anyways! I used to do 5k on the treadmill 3-4 times a week about 5-6 years ago. I participated in 3 runs/races and my best time was only 34 minutes for 5k. I've never been an exercise person so I was thrilled with being able to do it that fast! <BR> <BR> Fast forward five years. What can I say? I've been a sloth. But, I've been getting on that treadmill LOTS since January 4th. Working my way up from 30 minutes at 3.5 mph to 4.2 mp... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:16:33 EST Walking Buddy Hi everyone. My name is Lisa and I'm new to Sparkpeople. I'm a serious walker and am looking for a walking buddy. I live in Lawrenceville, GA. I walk as often as I can. I love to be outside and travel around to different parks around this area. I love to walk on trails or hike. I currently walk about a 15 min. mile. I just finished training for my first 5K. I don't want to lose that "in training" mode. I might try to find another 5K to do. I walk and jog intervals, I'm a "wogger" a... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:33:40 EST Spark People Has Virtual Races Every Week Spark People has virtual races every week. They are fun and easy to join. Check it out! <BR> <link><BR>race-home.asp </link> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:19:51 EST Hi Everyone!! My name is Karen and I'm new to the team. I love to walk and try to do so every least a mile or 2. Getting ready for a 10K in April! <em>213</em> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:13:36 EST Hello! Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself to the group. My name is Karena, and I'm a walker in Belgium. I'm just now beginning to rebuild my walking base after having taken some months off because of a knee injury. I'll be walking the SunWalk in London in July - anyone care to join me?? <BR> <BR> Walking is my primary exercise due to a history of knee injuries and, quite simply, time constraints! My schedule doesn't coincide well with the local pool's or the gym with the fancy equipment... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 07:52:18 EST Hello From Denver Hi! I'm a wife, mother of five, and work full time. Once upon a time I loved to go out dancing. I want that back. I want to learn to LOVE my exercise and I would really LOVE to become a runner. I have been looking at different training plans to start for a 5k. I think I've found the one for me and it starts TOMORROW!!! I'm really nervous. Mostly because my knees hurt so much, but they hurt because of a lack of exercise and all this extra weight I'm carrying around. So the only way to get to t... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 08:54:41 EST New member of SP and this team. Hi all -- glad I found this team. I knew you had to be somewhere!! I used to walk when I worked - before work, lunch time and never used the phone to call someone -- took a walk. I somehow worked myself out of it and when I retired, never really got back into it. I do walk my dogs (3), but they have to stop and smell everything so really, what kind of walk is that. I'm on hold right now for anything that makes my heart beat too much as my blood pressure went up and I started having some ... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:38:44 EST Let us know how your day is with an emoticon! <em>224</em> I'm getting a lot done! Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:49:02 EST Hello from Colorado Hello, this is Erin. I used to rollerblade, play racquetball, hike tall buildings in a single step! Seriously, I used to engage in more intense and strenuous activities. After some serious injuries, I found even walking very difficult. But, even if it's only a 5-minute walking day, I am grateful to have the opportunity for those 5 minutes. And if it's a 45-minute walking day, well now, that is pretty incredible! As long as my legs and feet cooperate, I love to walk! Sat, 12 Feb 2011 01:56:29 EST ~*Hello*~ Hey everyone! I've been a user of spark for awhile now, and I'm really excited to join this team. I'm a big walker because it's the easiest way for me to exercise most of the time. I have a 2 year old and I babysit another 2 year old and a 5 year old 4 days a week, so with that many kids its hard to get in other types of exercising. But I try to stay on my feet all day, I take the kids to the bike trail when its nice, or we walk the mall when it's cold. I'm more of a treadmill user at h... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:18:54 EST New to SparkPeople and this SparkTeam Hi there, just found this group and thought I'd introduce myself. About 5 years ago I lost 40 lbs just watching what I ate and going on the treadmill. Unfortunately, I stopped about 3 years ago and steadily increased my weight. I'm going back on again now. Since January 3rd I've lost 6 lbs. I truly need to do this. Glad to find a group where people use treadmills. I hate bees, I don't like getting hot outside, so I use a treadmill indoors. I love having a TV to watch or music to listen to ... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 02:21:39 EST new I walk to get free air, <BR> I walk because I can't run- it hurts my spine <BR> I walk because we need those 10,000 steps daily.. <BR> I walk when upset, <BR> I walk when I need space from the family, <BR> I walk when my job gets too much.. <BR> I have time to look at the scenery, I have time to find solutions and I have time to stress off.. <BR> <BR> Walking never lets me down... <em>213</em> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:08:01 EST Walking outside in very cold weather I just got in from an hour's walk. It was 20 degrees F outside. Fortunately, it was sunny and bright from the snow on the ground. I was warm everywhere except for my thighs. I was wearing a good down jacket (with a turtleneck and vest underneath) and a pair of running tights with a pair of windbreaker pants over them. I had on my ski mittens, a hat, and a mask that I've just made that covers my nose and mouth. The mask worked perfectly. I have exercise induced asthma and I have to be c... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 16:23:37 EST Started yesterday preparing for a half marathon Wow ran three miles yesterday . And now I am preparing for another run tonight. I have a goal to run a half a marathon before my 50th birthday & I am hoping this will motivate me in my goals . Has anyone out there ran a marathon & do you have any advice? <em>306</em> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 21:12:55 EST November Team leaders 5 miles a week goal Hooray for the team leaders participating in the "walk 5 miles a week" team goal! They are: <BR> <BR> CINDHOLM 272.26 <BR> CSULLIVAN604 101.03 <BR> TESSA1964 86.8 <BR> IMNENA23 75.82 <BR> JSKKT5 39.64 <BR> DEBDECHAND 32.13 <BR> CLVROCK 21.75 <BR> RIPPEDPAUL1 15.74 <BR> SHRINK71 14.55 <BR> ENNUIM 9.39 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:05:40 EST Team goal leaders this month for 10,000 steps Hooray to our team leaders for this month for the 10,000 steps a day team challenge. <BR> <BR> They are..... <BR> CINDHOLM 589257 <BR> ROSEWCI 503055 <BR> WINFIELD28 359670 <BR> SIMPLELIFE4REAL 242577 <BR> TESSA1964 194694 <BR> RIPPEDPAUL1 63919 <BR> LEE907 21010 <BR> AJA83850 10794 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:59:54 EST Wanted to introduce myself! Hi Everyone. I just came across this team & it is exactly what I have been looking for. I used to be an avid "gym rat" before certain health concerns limited the type of exercise I was able to do. At first I was really upset about it, because for me, unless I was dripping with sweat & could burn upwards of 500 calories in less than an hour, I felt it wasn't worth my time. I recently started walking & am LOVING it!!! It is so much better for my body than what I had been doing, & I know th... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:40:16 EST How did you become the walker you are today? I started with a 3 mile a day streak. The streak lasted 51 days, but it was enough to get me out the door. As long as it is safe to go outside (weather-wise), I either walk or run at least 3 miles a day now. <BR> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:46:23 EST BrRrRrRrRrRrRr Ooohhh....I love walking in cold weather!! This is awesome! Wed, 3 Nov 2010 14:17:54 EST Self-Downer There is no one better than yourself to bring you down...I am so guilty of this! I think it comes from being overweight for so many years that feeling depressed has become the norm for, what is normal? <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:26:19 EST Pleased to meet you! I'd like to introduce myself to my new team!!! My name is Rachel & I have about 50 pounds to lose. So far, walking is working wonders for me & I am very excited to have found some like minded people to share this experience with. Everyone is so welcoming, it is truly awesome! So... thank you for just being here. I will do my best to be a positive & active member of the team!!! <BR> Have a great day Spark People!!! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:50:43 EST New! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am just posting to say hi and let you know I have just joined your wonderful team. <BR> <BR> This morning I resumed my fitness routine by walking and I am planning on walking every day as I used to. I'm a bit rusty though lol <BR> <BR> Anyhow, glad to be a member of the Walking Fit team! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 09:20:38 EST New Member Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team. I was a member of SparkPeople a couple years ago & lost about 20 lbs. Then I quit & I've gotten back. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to establish a walking routine. I tore my ACL in March (long story), and it's still not quite back to normal. I do most of my walking on the treadmill, since we have a lot of loose dogs in our neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to "meeting" all of you! <em>30</em> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 11:53:32 EST A new member of your team Hello, I'm new to your team but not to Sparkpeople but I've recently started being more determined about my nutrition along with my exercise plan. Unfortunately, I go full-force on an exercise program for a stretch then stop because it becomes too much. So I've decided to take things slow and walk. I walk indoors but love walking outdoors as long as it doesn't hurt my knee. Sat, 23 Oct 2010 15:19:33 EST What did you see on your walk today? Let us know what you saw on your walk! Sat, 9 Oct 2010 06:50:36 EST another new member! =) Hi! I joined spark back in february and since then I have lost 23 pounds. I started off strong and was super motivated, but these last three months I have not been able to find the drive or the motivation to to push myself to continue moving forward. I've been going between 172-176 pounds for way too long now and I am seriously ready to get out of the 170's!! I can't wait to have the 160's show up on my scale! =) <BR> <BR> I need to focus on being healthy again and I think that by eating rig... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:29:19 EST Why have you chosen WALKING as your exercise? It's something I can do outdoors and indoors. <BR> With walking I can't have an excuse for not exercising. It was easy to start and continue. <BR> I like that I can walk alone or with a friend. I don't need any fancy equipment. It just fits my personaltiy. Wed, 6 Oct 2010 20:06:35 EST What did you see on your walk today? I saw lots of squirrels gathering acorns! Wed, 6 Oct 2010 19:20:22 EST Hello team! I'v been walking/running and journaling my food for 2 weeks now...down 3 lbs! Staying on track really does work! Wed, 6 Oct 2010 11:26:18 EST Can't run anymore 2 years ago I was running 5 miles 3 times a week and training for a half marathon. That's when I heard a ping in my hip, felt a deep pain in my groin and limped home. It turned out to be severe osteoarthritis -- my cartilage had just worn through and the bones were rubbing -- very painful -- and the end of my running days. <BR> <BR> It has taken until now for my pain to be controlled. My left hip was replaced in July to immediate relief. My right hip still hurts, but is scheduled to be r... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 02:04:25 EST Lady needs a friend in my area for walking suppor Are there any ladies in my area who can walk with me on a daily basis. I need to loose weight but wont walk alone. Its too depressing for me. Need a supportive buddie to walk with. Help cathygal In Harrisburg. Pennsylvamia <em>39</em> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:00:14 EST wanna make it fun!!! Hello everyone ive joined your team i have a threadmill @ home so its my most convenient means of exercising. Its rather boring so i joined the team to join in ur challenges to make it a fun affair :). I usually walk 1.5 hrs and burn 500 cals everyday ( just started Havent seen the positive effects yet) Thu, 19 Aug 2010 23:03:49 EST Hello! I recently joined your team! Hello, I joined SparkPeople in June and joined your team with in the past month. <BR> This is the first evening that I am introducing myself on the Team Forum. <BR> Walking is my primary physical activity. I am also a step counter and have worn a pedometer for 5 or 6 years now - with 10,000+ steps aday as my goal - atleast in the summer months here in Minnesota. <BR> It's a challenge for me to walk outdoors in the winter. WE have had a very hot week and my walking has been cut short this we... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 22:08:52 EST hi everyone! Hi! <BR> <BR> New team member here - I just joined SP a few days ago and am geared up to start taking the right steps to a better me. I'm fortunate to live close enough to my job to be able to walk to work and I've been so lazy, I either drive or take the bus. This is one change I'm looking forward to making - walking to work every day! <BR> <BR> I love that I found this group - walking has always been my main form of exercise. I'm just not a runner and I've always been too much of a chick... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 00:35:28 EST Hi, I'm new here. :) Hi all! I'm new here. I'm a 29yr old mom to three great kids, who will all be back in school soon. I've gained a lot of weight since having kids, and I want to lose a good chunk of it before I turn 30. Once the kids are back in school, I'll be able to work out again, I hope! <BR> Thanks for letting me join! <BR> Christy Thu, 5 Aug 2010 22:07:53 EST I'm new to this SparkTeam! Hi, everyone! I wanted to join this SparkTeam as I prefer to walk as my daily exercise. I live in the East Mountain region of New Mexico near Albuquerque. I moved here about 2 1/2 years ago and love it here! My year round allergies are so much better in this desert climate. I love the numerous state/national parks & forests in this state! I would enjoy feedback and encouragement from other team members as I had a setback recently when I went on vacation early July. I stopped tracking my ... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:24:43 EST for those of you who walk on a treadmill What do you do while you're on the treadmill walking? Mon, 26 Jul 2010 23:13:35 EST Walking Always! Hi, all-I love to walk and have done several walking trips, most recently 2 weeks in Northern Spain. It was awesome! I did several sections of the "Camino de Santiago" pilgrimage trail, plus some walks in spectacular national parks. I still have some pounds to lose, but I'd rather walk more than eat less!! Just need the Time! Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:10:15 EST hiya! Hi Everyone! <BR> I've joined sparkpeople to try not only lose weight, but to become healthy and active in my everyday life. I've learned lost in the last 2 months since joining, but my biggest struggle is with daily physical activity. I did start a running program similar to the couch to 5km and was feeling great about myself but somehow lost my motivation about a month ago and haven't been able to get back on the program. I've decided to start back at the basics and work my way to being ... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:14:07 EST Newbie :) My name is Andrea. I'm a 34 year old wife and mom to three (four if you count my puppy!). I just rejoined SP today. I am planning on starting a walking program on Monday, and as I was searching online for one, the best one I could find was here. I've been lacking motivation and commitment for a long time, but recently I have been experiencing a total heart change in this area. Today I had an epiphany that I was actually bored of working out in front of my TV. That's when my husband read an ar... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 16:40:07 EST Hello Team! I just want to stop in and introduce myself as I am looking forward to getting active on this team! I love walking, both indoors and out! I tend to stick to outdoors when the weather is good and DVDs in the colder months and when the weather isn't walking friendly. <BR> <BR> I love walking so much, especially late at night when the sun sets. Not only is it much cooler, but it's just a great way to relax and log some miles. I have a pedometer but I tend to walk for minutes verses steps; I li... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 17:20:09 EST treadmill daily Hi <BR> I am new at this and to Sparks! I have been using a treadmill daily for the last two years. I have increased my stamina slowly but surely. I now can walk 3 miles in 50 mins. on our treadmill at a pace of 3.5. My goal is to increase this to a slight jog for at least 15 mins. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 14:10:33 EST Introduction Hi everyone, <BR> I am a new member and anxious to get started. I am 65 and retired. My husband and I live in Indianapolis, IN. We are both from Erie, PA but have lived here for 30 yrs. Hope to lose 47 pounds and lead a healthier and happier life. <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 13 Jun 2010 12:31:46 EST new to the team & new to walking! Hi everyone! <BR> I am very happy to be joining you! As you can see from my screen name, I used to be a runner. In the past, I ran two 5K races and used running as one of my ways of trying to keep in shape. But running has also ended up being a major impediment for my healthy lifestyle-last year I injured myself while running & stopped exercising as a result...even walking was painful. Then to top it off, I was on my way to a doctor's appointment to get a scrip for physio for my hip injury, ... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 12:29:35 EST New to this team, a long time walker.. Hi, I'm Nina ( Happynow26) and I'm glad to find this team. <BR> I walk mainly on trails in the woods and on country roads. <BR> Love hiking for exercise. <BR> Sun, 30 May 2010 22:38:35 EST Today I feel Strong! Sat, 29 May 2010 21:37:28 EST New to the team! Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Laura and I walk as my main cardio. <BR> I walk on the treadmill, to Leslie Sansone, and Outside. <BR> I'm happy to be part of this team! <em>213</em> Tue, 4 May 2010 18:32:54 EST Glad I found this board Hi, <BR> I just joined this team. I have been with Spark since Easter Sunday .. this year.. I have been on a weight loss Journey since Feb. I have already lost 27 lbs and now I am looking to step it up.. hmm no pun intended but I want to start walking more and more. I do both out side and treadmill.. at the Y.. I am not up to walking One mile both on treadmill and when I walk out side.. and I use the fitness tracker to track that.. but I am not sure when they mean but walking 10min mile and ... Sun, 2 May 2010 20:14:36 EST My First Day on The Team Hi Team, <BR> <BR> My name is Paul and I just wanted to introduce myself to the team and mention that tomorrow marks the anniversary of my second week here on SparkPeople. You can read more about me on my SparkPage and in my blog (I'll be posting my second post later tonight). <BR> <BR> Sorry but I haven't read the info for the group yet but I have a good reason though because I was busy walking 30,000 plus steps today! <BR> <BR> In the past 49 weeks I've walked 20,000 to 25,000 steps a h... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 21:38:32 EST changing it up I read a lot on this site about "changing it up" because our bodies adjust to exercise. I have my favorite route that I have been walking for years. It's my favorite because of the placing of the hills which get my heart rate up to %80 MHR. If I reverse the route I just don't get the same workout. It's easier to change my treadmill workout. Are there others out there who have a similar challenge? Is this really something to worry about? SP makes it sound like I need to do a different c... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:21:53 EST changing it up I read a lot on this site about "changing it up" because our bodies adjust to exercise. I have my favorite route that I have been walking for years. It's my favorite because of the placing of the hills which get my heart rate up to %80 MHR. If I reverse the route I just don't get the same workout. It's easier to change my treadmill workout. Are there others out there who have a similar challenge? Is this really something to worry about? SP makes it sound like I need to do a different c... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:21:20 EST new today Hi everyone. I'm glad to find a team for walkers! I do a combo of outdoor and treadmill workouts--depending on weather. Walking has always been my primary choice for exercise, but now that I have a heart rate monitor I am much more serious and intense about it. Beth Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:59:03 EST new today Hi everyone. I'm glad to find a team for walkers! I do a combo of outdoor and treadmill workouts--depending on weather. Walking has always been my primary choice for exercise, but now that I have a heart rate monitor I am much more serious and intense about it. Beth Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:58:40 EST New to the team Hi, I'm Amanda from Maine, and I'm new to this team. Now that winter is pretty much over I want to get outside and walk... a lot! My plan for the summer is to find a list of walking/hiking trails in my area, and try a new one at least once a week, maybe do some sort of blog about it, but at least complete the list. It'll be a fun way to get out and enjoy the summer on a low budget and also a great way to get fit. I'm excited and looking forward to the beautiful places that I might discove... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:35:16 EST Newbie! Hi everyone! I'm Erin, an almost 32 year old special education teacher in south TX. Exercise is my biggest weakness and after a month on SP I still don't have a routine going. I decided walking on a regular basis is my first step, and this team can keep me motivated! I hope to get to know you all and hear about your successes as I make my way to my goal! <em>252</em> Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:13:26 EST I'm new to this team! Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm Laura and I love to walk for my main cardio. <BR> I walk inside on the treadmill or with Leslie Sansone dvd's most of the time. I love to also walk outside when the weather is nice! <BR> Looking forward to being a part of this team! <em>213</em> Wed, 7 Apr 2010 13:52:44 EST waving hello Hello, everyone. <BR> <BR> I'm a 42-year-old married mom, embracing my forties and motivated to making this the best decade of my life (until I enter my fabulous fifties, that is!). <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I just joined SP last week, and am still exploring and familiarizing myself. I love the site, but admit to feeling a bit disoriented as I try to learn the ropes. Do I enter my walking and rebounding totals in both the mileage and cardio trackers, or does doing so count the same exercise ... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 07:02:30 EST Lifelong Walker Here Needs New Shoes I absolutely use walking as my primary cardio. . . if I want to increase the heart rate, I look for hills. Fortunately I live in a great place for walking so I don't need to join a gym. However, my shoe budget is turning out to be nearly as big as a gym membership. Any suggestions for avoiding blisters on those over 10-mile walks? I've tried double socks, moleskin, Band-Aids, gauze, but I think I need to face the fact I really need new shoes I cannot afford at the moment. <BR> <BR> I c... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:02:24 EST New to this team Hi everyone, <BR> I've been on Sparks for a while but decided to look for a new team to join and as i love walking chose this one. Im from the Uk and have the Derbyshire countryside on my door step so i have lots of beautiful areas to Walk. <em>213</em> <em>295</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:53:00 EST Hi! I am new to this team! I love to walk...inside on the treadmill, outside with the dogs, on the beach...anywhere. I do want to find out how I can use walking as a real weight lose much I need to walk for a good workout, how hard I have to walk, how many days I have to walk. Hopefully I'll find the answers on this team! Thu, 4 Mar 2010 12:08:48 EST Feeling self conscious Does anyone have any suggestions on the awkardness one might feel while walking alone? I loved walking with my dog, but its hard to get motivated now that my dog is too old to walk more than once a week. I dont want a walking buddy cuz I like to walk at random times. Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:49:46 EST Walking is awesome! I love to go walking, it takes motivation to get out there, but its so worth it once Im out there! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:21:35 EST looking for a real in person friend/workout buddy. Hello. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a real friend that I can hang with and workout with. I'm kinda shy so it's hard for me to make friends. If you live in or around the 77089 zip code,please email me at I also go to 24 hour fitness. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:17:38 EST how much walking ? i have been going to the gym, and i have noticed that the cardio workouts that i have been doing ( elliptical, zumba, body toning) are making me RAVENOUSLY hungry-- i am eating more later that i am burning off... <BR> i seem to remember reading somewhere that walking does not cause this.. has anyone had this experience ? <BR> how much do i need to walk to lose 10 pounds ? <BR> i am in good shape- just chubby <BR> thanks ! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:38:25 EST I walk marathons.... I know that doesn't sound right but I have completed 4 of them and will be doing my 5th in late April. I really enjoy walking as my main form of exercise and thought this team looked like one I would really like to be involved with. Sat, 30 Jan 2010 15:39:42 EST New to the Team Hi Everyone, I actually just got off of the treadmill before I looked for a team to join that embraced the treadmill as a form of exercise. Last year I lost twenty pounds starting in October and this year I want to finish the journey to my goal, which means losing about 30 more pounds. I am trying to do 60 minutes a day on the treadmill. Looking forward to getting to know all of you Brenda <em>231</em> Sat, 23 Jan 2010 16:01:13 EST Hello All Newbie Here Hello everyone I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself to the team....My name is Tema and I've been on sparks almost four years now... <em>252</em> ...I'm a total addict....I lead several teams here and love to support and encourage others so if there is anything I can do let me know Mon, 28 Dec 2009 19:08:04 EST roll call <em>213</em> Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:03:37 EST log in points 2 Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:02:58 EST did you get your 8 and 8 (water and sleep) yes Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:02:21 EST post your daily smile <em>30</em> Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:00:44 EST What are you Up to Today share whats going on in your world.. <BR> <BR> just a post... <BR> <BR> a list... <BR> <BR> let us know whats going on... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:48:22 EST fruits and vegges 5 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:24:01 EST Do you walk outside... or do you use tapes I walk mostly indoors Sat, 7 Nov 2009 17:08:24 EST Where in the world do you live Wichita, Kansas Sat, 7 Nov 2009 17:05:58 EST Hey from Mississippi! Hey there, <BR> <BR> My name is Dawn. I'm 25, been married 5 years, and we have a 2 year old son. I want to be healthier for myself and my family, weighing 209 pounds is not healthy on my small - medium sized frame. I have been walking, but it's just been getting up to get something, go to the bathroom, etc. Tomorrow I am going for a nature walk - maybe two. <em>48</em> I'm feeling motivated! <BR> <BR> Anyway, y'all take care and I look forward to some friendly competition. <em>30</em> Sun, 1 Nov 2009 23:11:24 EST Hello team! Hi everyone! My name's Emily, I'm 21 and I'm somewhat new to SparkPeople. I absolutely LOVE walking. It's my #1 choice of exercise. I try to walk at least 3 miles every morning. I hope that this team well help motivate me to achieve higher goals, such as walking a longer distance every day. Wed, 28 Oct 2009 10:35:22 EST new to the team, Hi team I would Like to Join your team I just get back from vacation and I gain back some weight when I was away,I am a very active person, I go to the gym every day, I always have my pedometer on so I can do up to 30,000 steps a day, <BR> I am a nurse but I dont work,I have a wonderful husband who take very good care of me so I don't have to work, I have one son,and I am a new Grandmother of a lovely baby girl, you can visit my photo Gallery and see some of my vacation pictures also m... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:21:10 EST 10 tips for staying motivated Have you ever started a fitness program and then quit? If you answered yes, you're not alone. Many people start fitness programs but stop when they get bored or results come too slowly. Here are 10 tips to help you stay motivated. <BR> <BR> Set goals. Start with simple goals and then progress to longer range goals. Remember to make your goals realistic and achievable. It's easy to get frustrated and give up if your goals are too ambitious. If you haven't exercised in a while, a short-term g... Sat, 24 Oct 2009 11:27:34 EST Something you see while you are walking. <BR> <BR> dog Sun, 18 Oct 2009 15:59:48 EST Name a city anywhere in the world Cairo, Egypt Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:25:02 EST Last fruit eaten ?? satsuma Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:24:30 EST Last veggie eaten ??? tomatoes Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:24:15 EST True or False ??? Answer if the following statement is true or false for you, then please leave a new statement for the next poster to respond to and so on ! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a natural redhead. Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:23:50 EST Last letter starts new word lemon Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:30:11 EST Yummy or Yucky ??? peaches ??? Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:29:46 EST Healthy foods A-Z avocados Thu, 15 Oct 2009 14:10:39 EST Walking Meditation One exercise I use when I find myself not being mindful is walking meditation. This exercise centers my spirit and body so I can return to mindfulness. You can do this anywhere but I’ve found that in nature and solitude walking meditation can provide amazing insights.But I also find that this is great for any time you are walking or even standing in line. <BR> You begin to walk with nature not through nature. What I mean by this is you become so centered that you are connected with every... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:18:30 EST Walking shoes Wearing walking shoes that are comfortable and fit your feet can help prevent injuries such as blisters and calluses. Walking shoes that fit properly may also help you stick with your walking program. But not all shoes are created equal. Find the features and fit that are right for you. <BR> <BR> Look for helpful features <BR> How a shoe is built makes a difference in its fit and function. Knowing the basic parts of a walking shoe can help you sort through the many available styles and bran... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:03:07 EST Words to SHARE * INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION * Please share some of your fav. quotes, Mantra/motto <BR> or just a word to inspire encourage Motivate... <BR> <BR> sometimes walking with a thought in mind can manifest into such a great visual.... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:29:50 EST Deby ~~Waving~~ hi Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> My name is Deby... I am 51 years old... I am on Top <BR> of the Hill... Taking this time to look back over my life... and able to see clearly the direction I would like to take now... <BR> <BR> Last Aug. 2008 I weighed in at 215 lbs. and said no more....... <BR> I started Spark People Feb. 5 2009 weighing in at 192 pounds.... <BR> <BR> I would love to see the 140's again and also to fit into sizes 7/8 its been over 20 years .... <BR> (I have size 5/6 set as ... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:54:51 EST Walking to the HUDDLE WALL ....... did you HUDDLE? <em>224</em> Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:52:09 EST Tracking STEPS with PEDOMETER you can track steps here, <BR> <BR> daily or list <BR> <BR> your preference Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:49:00 EST Walking for fitness Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. Walking is one of your body's most natural forms of exercise. It's safe, simple, doesn't require practice, and the health benefits are many. Here's more about why walking is good for you, and how to get started with a walking program. <BR> <BR> Benefits of walking <BR> Walking, like other exercise, can help you achieve a number of important health benefits. Walking can help you: <BR> <BR>... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 23:15:43 EST A B C's of walking A...aerobic Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:54:16 EST a-z a city to walk to altoona Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:51:29 EST Newest member Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this SparkTeam and new to Spark People in general (I just started last week). I like to walk and feel that it is a great way to exercise without stressing your body out too much. However, I have a lot of trouble keeping up with my fitness goals and I hope that, by joining this team, I can find some accountability and some motivation! <BR> <BR> Megan Thu, 8 Oct 2009 12:01:52 EST Daily check in thread/ how many miles did you walk 2 miles... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 20:10:03 EST Where in the world are you I am from Wichita, Kansas Tue, 6 Oct 2009 19:59:30 EST 10,000 Steps A Day <BR> "10,000 steps a day - pedometer walking program, walking routine, beginning walking, beginner walker" <BR> How many steps do you walk each day? <BR> <BR> Maybe you have heard the recent guidelines about walking 10,000 steps per day. How far is 10,000 steps anyway? The average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile, and 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles. <BR> <BR> A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,00... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 19:25:40 EST Workout 2 for taking it to the next level day1 <BR> walk for 30 minutes. Don't worry about how far you go---just walk <BR> <BR> day2 <BR> walk for 30 minutes--no distance goal just walk <BR> <BR> day3 <BR> walk for 30 minutes. aim to walk 2 miles <BR> <BR> day4 <BR> walk for 40 minutes--no distance goal, just walk <BR> <BR> day5 <BR> walk for 40 minutes. have a goal of 2 1/2 miles <BR> <BR> day6 <BR> walk for 45 minutes--no distance goal, just walk <BR> <BR> day7 <BR> walk for 45 minutes and aim to go 3 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Oct 2009 16:26:43 EST workout 1 for beginners If you aren't a regular walker, or it has been a while you might be intimidated by a plan that asks you to walk twice a day, everyday. But the best way to achieve results and hang on to your motivation is to make exercise a daily habit. One great way tomake sure you in fitness is to walk before mealtimes. <BR> <BR> day 1...Walk for 5 minutes before lunch. Walk for 5 minutes before dinner <BR> you burn:80 to 100 calories <BR> <BR> day 2 walk for 7 minutes before lunch walk for 7 minutes befo... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 21:08:32 EST walk off more weight Rules to live by when it comes to increasing your weight loss benefit... <BR> <BR> Do take every opportunity to walk or stand. If your waiting for the kid to finish dance lessons, get out of the car and walk the parking lot. If your waiting at the doctor's office, stand. <BR> <BR> Do eat breakfast. reports show that those eat breakfast consume fewer calories during the day than breakfast skippers <BR> <BR> Do strength training. Spend 10 minutes every other day on exercises that strengthen ... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 20:51:00 EST Mindful Walking Taking a walk to clear your head - putting some distance between you and the things that are stressing you out, at home or at work - even if it's just a quick jog around the block, is a simple way to ease tension. Add some focus to your meanderings (like breath awareness, affirmations, walking meditation or meaningful conversation) and you'll find that you can stretch your mind while you're stretching your legs. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mindful walking can help you take giant steps towards greater e... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 19:27:38 EST Hi I just looking for a team that could keep me moving and on track. this looks like the place I need. look forward to knowing each of you Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:53:18 EST How do you feel today? (One Word) fabulous Sat, 26 Sep 2009 18:45:19 EST Hello from Ontario Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the group and I LOVE walking like all of you. I'm so glad they invented this tiny little IPOD because there is nothing more motivating than walking to music! Hope you are all having a wonderful Friday (beautiful day here in Ontario for a walk!) <BR> <em>68</em> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 08:55:21 EST nish1124 looking for positive people to stay on track. I have gained over 40lbs since 2007 need to get this weight off of me asap. Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:45:09 EST team leader? change the year? keep the team Hello did EVERYONE give up on this team? couldn't we keep it and change the name to walk off the weight in 2009 Sun, 5 Apr 2009 21:18:47 EST Newbie From Atlanta Hey Everyone, <BR> I am new to the group but not to sparkpeople. I am ashamed to say that i have left ,came back, left and came back serveal times. I get upset with myself for not sticking with walking or Weight wathcers points ,I give up totaly. I am ready to Win this time. Please help me any feed back would be great. I love to Walk with leslie sansone. I am not big for outdoor walking but do love video tapes. Thanks for giving me another chanch. I amready able and willing <BR> to do thi... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 19:07:51 EST New from NJ Hi everyone I joined a while ago but broke my foot and am now able to walk and ready to take off the pounds. My goal is to lose 30 pounds. This program was introduced to me by a co worker which is great because we motivate each other. The nutrition tracker is also very good it really helps me watch what I eat. Today was my first walk which was about a mile. Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:09:15 EST Any one do walking videos? Wanna work together to motivate each other? I need motivation. I did a Denise Austin 15 minute video today. I can tell I let myself get out of shape. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 20:54:32 EST Goodbye Well, 2008 is over and I did a pretty LOUSY job! I let myself down and I was not a very good team leader for you. <BR> <BR> I wish each of you success as you continue down this path called weight loss. May 2009 find each of us reaching our goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> PEACE, <BR> <BR> Michele <em>252</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 10:46:28 EST I intensely disliked walking. I used to dislike walking, but now I love it. Hello out there! :) Tue, 9 Dec 2008 14:46:43 EST Confused, need help Hi there, thought I'd post this here because this is a walking group, right? Never could afford a gym membership, so my main exercise is walking... which leads me to this question. My math sucks and I can't figure this out, hopefully someone can help me. This is regarding the cardio reports. When I try to put how much I walked, it just offers options on how fast your min per mile are, and how long you walked at that pace for. I don't have a pedometer so don't know how fast I walk. But, thanks... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 03:06:29 EST 60 miles in 57 days!!! Hello Everyone~ <BR> Well, we only have 57 days left in 2008. I have not been able to be very active since I broke my foot two months ago, but I am healed and ready to get busy again. But now that I am ready, there is not much time left until the end of 2008. So, I need to challenge myself. I am challenging myself to walk 100 miles in the next 57 days. (Oops, I meant to make it 100 miles, but I goofed in the topic line. 60 miles would be just over 1 mile a day, I want to shoot for at least 2 ... Wed, 5 Nov 2008 02:05:28 EST From one walker to another Hi! I'm Janet. I just joined this team. I belong to several other teams, including the Jane Austen Book Lovers Team, of which I am a co-leader. I have been walking for about 5 months now, and have accumulated over 700 miles on a Virtual Walk Across America. If you want to know more about that, check my Sparkpage blog. I have lost 14 pounds since joining Sparkpeople in May, and am hoping to lose another 55 over the coming year. I walk anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 steps a day. I do a ... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 21:52:47 EST Shoes I have a question for all you walkers out there: What shoes do you use and how well do you like them? <BR> <BR> I have really increased my walking this year and now realize that my shoes are meant for the long walks I am taking every day. They don't fit properly and my feet are killing me after each walk. I have wide feet, bunions and I am afriad of the surgery, and I need arch support. Most of my walking is on pavement or the beach. I am ready to invest in good, sturdy pair that will l... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:52:22 EST Joining the Walk now Hi everyone, my name is Estela. I am now ready to start losing weight. I have some medical problems that may need surgery, so I'm trying to get some weight off before surgery. I love walking and for now I think it's the best cardio I can choose. My starting weight today is 242.3. My first goal is to lose 24 lbs. Mon, 20 Oct 2008 07:23:14 EST Newbie from Maine Hi My name is Debbie from Maine and have been a member of Spark for almost a year now. I started out at 250 and am now down to 180. My goal is to be 150 by nov and I think I just might make it. I have fibromyalgia so walking is the best exercise for me right now. Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:08:49 EST October weightloss challenge / sep results Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Well I lost 2.5 lbs this month yeah!! I have only got 2lb more lbs to meet my target weight yeah. I hope to do this, this month <BR> <BR> How about you? Mon, 13 Oct 2008 12:17:48 EST Can you help me? Very easy Iowa had a tornado wipe out a high school as well as most of the town. They have applied for a grant or what ever you want to call it. This is the link. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The school is Applinton-Parkersburg <BR> <BR> You can enter your email addresses into the site on a daily basis. The school with the most votes will win $25000. Feel free to vote for another school if you are familiar with them, or just want to. It's easy and would help out a school a lot. <BR> ... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 11:18:15 EST Just found this team Been on Sparks for a week and still finding my way. Just found this team. I love to walk and make it my every day thing to do. Walking is so good for all the body parts. I usually walk outside but it was raining this morning so I did a mile on Walk away the Pounds. Nice to have an alternative. <em>224</em> Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:09:43 EST Looking for members to interview! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm working on an article that highlights some of our members who've lost weight by walking. So if you're someone who's lost a significant amount of weight and walking as been your primary form of exercise, I'd love to talk to you! <BR> <BR> Please send me a SparkMail and you might be featured in the article! Thanks so much! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:20:38 EST New to the Team Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Laura, and I love to walk. I need to lose about 50lbs. and hope to do it with the aid of walking. I hope to give, and get support here with fellow walkers! Thank you for letting me join in on all the fun! Tue, 9 Sep 2008 18:26:54 EST Aug results and September weightloss challenge Yes I know we've a few days left before the end of August, but its the last time this month I will be weighed. I have lost a total of 4.5 lbs yeah!! I hope you have done just as well <BR> <BR> I challenge myself this month to another 2.5 lbs which will meet my target weight with weight watchers. <BR> <BR> Anyone else going to join me in challenging themselves? Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:15:49 EST Importance of friends Last night i was talking to my best friend about my plan to go walking every day and how i kept making excuses. <BR> <BR> She has two huskies and is an avid walker. So today she said "You are coming with me!" i was nervous cause i know she walks at least an hour a day. <BR> <BR> As we got going we weren't going to fast and were having a good conversation. we walked all the way through town. I stopped at approx. the half way point and got a coffee as reward. Then at the end we went and... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 18:01:16 EST Hi from Alberta hi everybody i'm a new member to this team. I decided to join cause i love walking, i just am so good at finding excuses for why i shouldn't go when i feel like it so i figured joining a group of others can provide the motivation i need to get my legs moving! Sun, 24 Aug 2008 12:31:02 EST Let's Laugh An 80 year old man was sitting in his boat fishing when he heard a <BR> voice say, 'pick me up." He looked around and could not see anyone. <BR> He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice again, "pick me <BR> up". He looked down into the water and saw a frog. He asked, "Are you <BR> talking to me"? <BR> The frog said, "Yes, pick me up and kiss me and I'll turn into the <BR> most beautiful woman you have ever seen. I'll marry you, your friends <BR> will all be jealous and will make you... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 10:29:32 EST Getting back on the walker Hi All, <BR> I have just refreshed with Sparkspeople and thought the sound of this group will help with the motivation I desperately need. <BR> <BR> Sometime back I bought the best treadmill known to mankind since my walking buddy moved, however i've had little to no interest in using it. It is just a reminder of how lazy and fat i have become. <BR> <BR> I have to change my mind set, which will ultimately change my behaviour and attitude in becoming more positive. <BR> <BR> I have star... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 20:50:03 EST New to team... Hi everyone, My name is Kris. I am new to this team but not SP or walking as a form of exercise. I have about 25+ lbs to lose (I have been trying to lose this weight for 7 yrs!) and have gotten more serious about losing it this summer. I am seeing an RD every 3 weeks and walk at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes (I've been doing this for two months now)but I have bumped it up to 4 times a week. If the weather is bad outside I use my stationary bike. I am getting a little nervous becaus... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 13:14:44 EST NEW MEMBER Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Vicki and I'll be 52 in a couple of weeks. I have about 49 lbs to lose but would love to lose a total of about 65 lbs. I can use all the support I can get cause since going into full menopause I have rapidly changing mood swings and one minute I'm up over losing weight and next could care less. But I really need this weight off so hope you'll all keep me focused on losing the weight. Great to be here. <BR> Vicki <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2008 14:05:51 EST Take your kids Last week I went to the track three times. <BR> Day one I walked @ a brisk pace 6 x's around. <BR> Day two I increased it to 10 x's around & was feeling great & so proud of myself. <BR> Day three I brought my 13 yr. old who was on the track team last fall & he really challenged me. Instead of walking the whole track he suggested walking the straight away & running the turns. I did this for a mile. Then he took me on the cross country track that his team practiced on. We went up hills, thro... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 07:51:28 EST weightloss challenge for August Hi everyone, hope no one minds me posting this. I am aiming for a 2lb loss this month as I have lost 31lbs already. Anyone else like to join me in challenging themselves? Sun, 3 Aug 2008 13:36:33 EST Hello After a great deal of thought, I decided to join this team. <BR> <BR> The Truth? I am in terrible shape and want to start walking to get healthy - loosing weight would be a great bonus. I know I need to go and read articles about walking, but I am on my way out the door to just walk. I don't know how far I will get (my goal is a block) But you have to start somewhere. I hope to talk with all of you soon <BR> Sharon Sat, 2 Aug 2008 14:48:14 EST IT'S OUR 18 WEDDING ANN!!! HI ALL WE R ADDING ANOTHER YEAR TO OUR WONDERFUL MARRIAGE 18 YEARS !!!! IT'S AUG 4TH, I'M PUTTING IT OUT NOW CAUSE I WON'T BE POSTING FOR A WEEK , HE'S TAKIN ME TO ORLANDO FL, WE R SO EXCITED!!!!!! Fri, 1 Aug 2008 10:20:16 EST New from NJ! HI everyone! I'm new from NJ. I'm a single mom to an almost 6 year old little girl. I work full time so my walking is done at night most of the time. I'm in training for hte 3 day breast cancer walk but since I plan on doing it next year, this will be an ongoing thing. I also will be doing (starting next week) Turbo Jam or P90X or something of the sort as strength training on my non-walking days. I have 30 pounds to lose and hope this will help. An example of my walking schedule is (it chang... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:40:53 EST New to the team Good morning everyone! I am junctionjo, I am 50 years old (at least for a few more days) I am the mother of a 33 year old daughter who has blessed me with three wonderful grandsons and the mother of a soon to be 21 year old son who is in his 3rd year of college. My husband and I are heading to Alabama in May for two weeks with 5 other couples. I want to get in shape for the trip. Walking and low impact aerobics are about my only form of exercise. Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:11:11 EST Excited to get going Hi all. I'm jumping out here and introducing myself. I'm a 46 year old mother of 4, semi-pro photographer who is trying to get back into shape. My hubby and I love to hike and such when we travel, and I want to be able to keep up with him without slowing him down. Hopefully this place will be the SPARK that gets me on the right track. <em>213</em> Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:06:34 EST good pedometers I have had a hard time getting up and moving and today I "just did it!' I walked two miles this evening. I now have a question. I wore two different pedometers and got two very different numbers. One said 1780 while the other said 2444! I'd love to claim the higher one but how do I know it's right? I walked through the set up procedure carefully. Any advice on this would be great. I really want to get to the 10,000 steps a day (minimum). Thanks <BR> <BR> Bundy Tue, 22 Jul 2008 22:05:46 EST May I join you? Hi everyone. My name is Elayne and I have many physical challenges. I'll be 60 in Sept, and I walk with the help of a 4 wheel walker with a seat! It was just given to me a month age by a dear friend. It had belonged to his Mother, who passed away. My hips bother me from my bad back, so I walk with a cane on short distances. But, I find I do much better outside with the walker whom I have named Miz. Norma V. after my friend's Mother who loved to walk. <BR> <BR> I just started walking again Mo... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 20:20:05 EST Goal for this week. My goal for walking this week is to walk into work at least two days this week and walk home once and then also go and do thirty minutes on the treadmill at the gym at least one night this week. I think that is a pretty good goal. Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:01:28 EST hi everyone Hi I'm shandy I'm new to the team. I am 34 years old from California. married to my husband nick for just over 2 years. I need to lose at least 150 - 160 lbs. so I'm here hoping to find some help in getting there. if anyone wants to know more about me you can always visit my sparkspage or if you have any questions just ask. Sun, 13 Jul 2008 22:59:18 EST Greetings from Texas My name is Debbie and I am really excited about my new journey with SP and to get all this weight off with the help of walking. Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:54:50 EST New to the team from CA Hi there! <BR> <BR> I am new here and am very excited. I have been walking inconsistently for awhile now. I am looking forward to the motivation to increase the length of my walks and the number of days. <em>244</em> Sat, 12 Jul 2008 14:32:07 EST new to the team Hi I'm new to the team but not new to Spark people. Walking is my primary form of exercise because it is so easy. I love to walk everywhere and sometimes use a pedometer but not always. Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:28:58 EST backs of my ankles hurt I've been walking 2 miles a day - every other day - for about a little over a week now - I can walk it in about 30 minutes, so I go at a good pace, not record-setting. I've noticed the tendons in the backs of my ankles starting to hurt - is this normal? Thu, 10 Jul 2008 01:20:14 EST Hello from PA Hello, I am fairly new here and I love to take walks. I figured that this team would be perfect for me. I would love the opportunity to make some friends and to have people to share this experience with. <BR> Heather Wed, 9 Jul 2008 12:47:46 EST Hi Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Joanie I have been on since March 29,2008 and have lost 20.4 pounds as of yesterday. I live in Florida and I love to walk. This is something I do with my husband Tom who also is on SP and has lost 24.6 pounds to date. I look forward in continuing my weight loss journey with you. <em>223</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:40:12 EST texas newbie~ joined the group today and going to start walking today! i've had a good, steady weight loss in the last month and concentrated on healthy eating. Now, I've got to incorporate the exercise!! Happy trails to you all... <em>213</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2008 12:25:05 EST Hpw many steps of walking today? Hi! I am trying to lose weight mostly by walking. Today up to now I managed to walk 7400 steps. <BR> <BR> How about you? What is your average steps/day? <BR> <BR> Mun. <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:22:02 EST New Hey I just decided to join this group as I do quite a bit of walking. <BR> <BR> My friends and I often like to go out on walks/hikes around where we live it's so much more fun than the gym, we get to go out and chat with each other, see interesting wildlife, discover places and best of all it is FREE. <BR> <BR> I also walk a dog for an elderly neighbour, though to be honest I count that as more of a gentle warm up as the dog in question likes to stop every five min's to sniff things! Sun, 15 Jun 2008 06:36:47 EST Hello wonderful walkers! Hello! I love walking! I have just walked 8 days in row and that is pretty big for me. I usually sputter out by day 3 or 4. My first goal was to walk a week. The next goal is to walk for two weeks. I am so excited! FLYing one day at a time! ~Heather Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:28:06 EST Hi Hi my name is Rhonda, and I love to walk. I walked about 3 mile today. Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:56:01 EST I did it! You an too...take the first step I started walking today again! I dusted off the treadmill and hubby moved it for me. I bought an arm strap for my IPOD and after reading about everyone's success...I got going! I walked 1.25 miles. Hoo Ray for me! <BR> Just take that first step. Walk for 10 minutes...just get started. It's worth it! Now, I am going to see how long I can keep the streak going. Every streak has to start with the number one! Sun, 8 Jun 2008 20:16:11 EST My dream My dream: <BR> <BR> I wanted to share this with you all, its a bit of an adult theme, <BR> <BR> I had a dream that I was at a nightclub with friends and Al Pacino turned up. He picked me out and talked to me for a while, he asked me for my phone number and then pecked me on the cheek before I left. <BR> <BR> A few days later (Yes I know this is the stupid bit) he phones me up and asks me if I take oral contraception. I said no. He then said 'well I sure as heck didn't use a rubber (co... Fri, 6 Jun 2008 09:18:24 EST Hi, I'm new to the team!! Hello everyone! My name is April and I have two little girls. I have recently started walking as my exercise. Does anyone one have any tips or suggestions or routines that have been working for you? I usually walk 3-5 times a week for 30-60 minutes, depending on my schedule... Sun, 25 May 2008 21:56:52 EST Hello walkers. .....I'm a newbie !!!!!!!!! Hi... I'm new to the team & have recently started walking again. I get quite a few steps in at work (I'm a CNA at a very busy nursing home) and I have just started walking with a friend after work. We are at a mile right now & I would like a fun way to increase are length. Any ideas ? Mon, 19 May 2008 18:14:27 EST Cardio I'm glad to say that I'm getting in my cardio workouts without running. I started this morning by taking a Spin/Cycling class. In a couple of weeks I'll be able to hit the pavement again; which will just add to my new cardio workouts. <BR> <BR> Happy Health! Mon, 19 May 2008 15:03:43 EST Hello I'm A walker and new to team I have become very serious about my walking It is something I have been making a part of my life I love it and it helps reduce my anxiety and helps my health and general I prefer scenic routes especially parks I'm an outdoors person I do treadmill more when it is to hot out or cold I hope to get alot of support on this team. Mon, 19 May 2008 14:47:31 EST Please help - walking on treadmill (forgive me if this topic has already been addressed. I'm in a rush today) <BR> <BR> I am SO confused. I have read where walking a longer distance at a slower pace can burn more fat. Then I have read alot of material that says you won't burn fat unless you walk fast. I think I spent almost 2 hours searching for an answer today. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> The big question is, can I burn fat if I walk a longer distance even if it's at a slower pace? <BR> <BR> I'm so frustrated because I have a ... Sat, 17 May 2008 06:46:28 EST Hi Fellow Walkers Hi, my name is Rochelle and I have just joined this group. I live in Toronto, Ontario. Before I joined SP in April I was on a low carb diet and lost 15 lbs. Before that time, I couldn't even walk two blocks without my back hurting. Now that I have lost that sack of potatoes on my back, I am really enjoying walking. I usually (but not always) walk about 3 miles per day. But didn't do so today. <BR> <BR> I bought a pedometre but haven't figured out how to work it yet so that I could actu... Fri, 16 May 2008 23:18:41 EST No more walking I won't be walking or jogging for at least two weeks. My shin splints are really bad and may even be small fractures. I still wear my pedometer to everywhere I go but I won't be going out and walking every evening at the track as I was before or walking on my treadmill either. I will be doing cardio on my elliptical trainer instead. I'll be back up and "running" as soon as I allow myself to heal for a while. <BR> <BR> Happy Health! Fri, 16 May 2008 11:01:44 EST I've begun walking again Hello, I was in decent shape a few years back. I had worked up to jogging 2 miles. Now I'm starting over, but I have 2 days down and the rest of my life to go. Looking forward to reading other people's stories. Wed, 14 May 2008 17:20:31 EST A Walking Chuckle Walking can add minutes to your life. <BR> <BR> This enables you at 85 years old <BR> to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home <BR> at $7000 per month. <BR> <BR> My grandpa started walking <BR> five miles a day when he was 60. <BR> Now he's 97 years old <BR> and we don't know where the hell he is. <BR> <BR> I like long walks, <BR> especially when they are taken <BR> by people who annoy me. <BR> <BR> The only reason I would take up walking <BR> is so that I could hear ... Thu, 8 May 2008 08:26:23 EST My Shins Hurt! I love walking but my shins hurt so badly! <BR> <BR> For the last few months I've only walked on my treadmill and recently found out that walking/jogging outside is much harder on your shins. I have horrible shin splints but have a hard time taking a rest because I don't like missing my workouts. Should I buy a bike and get my cardio in this way? <BR> <BR> Help!!! Tue, 6 May 2008 16:35:35 EST A lot to Gain by Losing Walking has become a sanity break for me. I quit smoking, (one month down), and now, at work, when I would normally go out to smoke; I walk around the building. I figure I', replacing a bad habit with a good habit. I'm starting to see increase in endurance and my 'minutes per mile' dropping so that's encouraging. I am glad I started now as opposed to waiting for the dog days of summer. <BR> I am enjoying walking a lot more than I thought I would! Sun, 4 May 2008 13:47:52 EST Team Goal I am confused on the team goal, when I track it do I use 1 for meeting the goal and 0 for not or do I put in the actual # of minutes I walked that day. I am seeing both and just want to do it right. Help!!! Thu, 1 May 2008 10:27:25 EST Need Advice I have been having alot of problems with plantar facitis. I have no time with my work schedule to get the the podiatrist for an orthotic fitting that he recommends. I found a local franchise that is open on the weekends that sounds interesting. Has anyone ever purchased from them? Are the products good? Affordable? In 19 days I will be participating the the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston and I am not going to let this foot problem stop me. This is too imp... Sun, 27 Apr 2008 09:25:18 EST Im new TOO Hello all from FLORIDA. I am joining so that I can talk and track my accomplishments with you all. I and my friend together have a total of 5 dogs so for the past week we have walked them in groups so we actually get 2 walks of about 20 mins each. my dogs are high energy so we take them last(it can be tiring). I want to lose 25lbs by sept. I know i can do it. Thanks for being here. <BR> Sat, 26 Apr 2008 17:19:02 EST Another newbie Hi All, I've been with SP since the 29th of March and <BR> I've lost about 10 lbs so far. I'm 37 and a SAHM of 2 pre-teens and an Army wife of almost 13 yrs. I've been walking for a few months now and really enjoy it and would love to hear from others that feel the same and maybe get new ideas on how to get my walking in. <BR> Grace <BR> <em>9</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 23:21:27 EST Team Goals: your thoughts, please Please post your ideas, thoughts, etc on some team goals. We don't want them to overwhelm, but we don't want them to be what we're already doing. It needs to challenge us! <BR> <BR> I'll get us started: I was thinking about a goal of 7 miles a week to start. A second goal might be to hit 10000 or more steps a day on the pedometer (for those who use one). <BR> <BR> What are your ideas?!?! Mon, 21 Apr 2008 07:45:45 EST hello I am a 32 year old female that have 4 kids and some illness I try to walk at least 3 times a day I get bored walking by myself the kids walk ways so fast that I can't keep up. I am trying to find someone to walk with that is like myself that walking at a slow pace and is around my age. I live in lebanon Indiana and would like to walk in the evening or while my kids are at school. I have a wonderful husband that is very understanding and helps when ever I need him. I have 3 dogs right now a pu... Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:05:36 EST New team member! Hey everybody! My name is Jessica. I'm 21-years-old, from Dickson, TN. I currently live in Woodlawn, TN, with my fiance and 19-month-old son, Wyatt. I started my weight loss journey in December 2007, and have since lost 47 pounds! I love to walk. My treadmill has helped me shed this weight very quickly and efficiently. Without my treadmill, exercise would be a heavy burden on my shoulders. I enjoy walking everywhere I go. I love pushing my son in his stroller while walking trails or going thr... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 17:03:22 EST Hello Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to the team, walking is my primary exercise and sometimes need a little encouragement to keep going. I generally try to walk at least 6 days a week for at least 40 minutes sometimes i try to get extra walking at lunch time but i can't seem to get in at least 10,000 steps a lose the weight how long should i actually walk each day? Tue, 15 Apr 2008 07:51:30 EST New to the team Hey everybody, I am new to this team. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for a couple of months now and love it. With the weather getting nicer I am starting to walk again, I love walking outside but hate the treadmill. I usually walk about 3 miles when I go out on weekends, and can get in about a 2 mile walk on weekdays. Sat, 12 Apr 2008 20:01:41 EST NEW TO SP AND THE TEAM Hi, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle. I am 5 foot nothing tall and will soon turn 40 years old. I need to lose 85 pounds. So I need all the help I can get. I figured walking would be an exercise I am capable of doing. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting all of you and walking this weight off. <BR> <BR> <em>231</em> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 22:13:45 EST walking/dancing 4-10- walked 33:00 <BR> 4-11- walked 43:00 and dancing throughout the day <BR> <BR> Music sure does help make it more fun <BR> <BR> yesterday started my 21-day journey into making exercise a habit in my life. <em>224</em> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:29:17 EST Hello Hello everyone. I just started SP 4/7/08. I look forward to getting to know everyone. Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:13:16 EST Pedometer Walking Calories and Distance Calculator I found this cool Website that can give you the amount of calories you really burn according to your actual weight. Just enter the # of steps you walked and your weight and Voila! It will give you how many miles you walked and the total calories burned. <BR> Here's the website: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>3.htm </link> <BR> Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:19:06 EST Im Candice and new to the team Hi guys! <BR> <BR> I am new and very excited to be with a group of fellow walkers. I look forward to meet you and hope we can all challenge eachother! <BR> <BR> Candice Thu, 10 Apr 2008 12:22:39 EST I'm new to this team Hello, I'm TejimexLady and just wanted to say hello. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:33:48 EST Calories Burned List Hi everyone, I found this list and thought you might be as interested in it as I was. <BR> <BR> It's a hard fact, but it's true: The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to get up and get moving every chance you get. Next time you can't make it to the health club, don't freak out. Just fit as many active moments into your day as possible. Some slimming suggestions: <BR> <BR> Activity Calories Burned Per Minute <BR> Sitting quietly 1.40 <BR> Bowling 1.50 <BR> Washing and waxing a ca... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 22:18:18 EST New Walker I am a new mom and with bad knees walking is the only cardio I can do that won't hurt. I look forward to walking of the pounds this year Wed, 9 Apr 2008 02:51:24 EST 39 Days and 39 Miles! In 39 days, I will walk 39 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston. I will walk for two days, I will meet new people, and I will sleep in a tent—and I’m doing it because I want to do my part in the battle against breast cancer. After losing my mother to breast cancer when I was 20 years old, I decided that some day I would stand up and fight for the cause. I've done many things; but, this is the most important breast cancer fundraiser I've ever participated in. The money that I r... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 19:52:39 EST Introducing myself Hello everyone, I just joined this team today. I love to walk and recently have taken up jogging. Right now I am only up to jogging 5 mins straight on the treadmill, but last month I was only jogging 2 to 3 mins straight. So I decided to step thing up. My hope is to be able to jog for as long as I want. :) I am going to keep at it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am not new to spark. I left for a couple of months and rejoined in Feb. Since rejoining I have lost 10lbs. :) I know a lot of it is because I ... Sat, 5 Apr 2008 19:48:06 EST New from MN Hi all! I am new to this team but not to SP. I have been on SP since the end of Jan and I love it! It really has changed my life. <BR> Fri, 4 Apr 2008 20:50:10 EST I'm new to the team I've been an SP member since Jan. and decided to give this team a try. Walking is my main exercise and sometimes I need a little motivation to keep going. Fri, 4 Apr 2008 08:09:33 EST hello, walkers i am cindy from indianapolis, and i am a walker :-), walk everyday even when the weather isn't so nice, through rain, sleet and snow.. i sound like a mail person, but i am not, i have a dog that need to be walked.. i really enjoy walking, it is my exercise of preference. <BR> <BR> i have been doing spark people for a while and have even lost some weight.. Wed, 2 Apr 2008 17:19:16 EST April Challenge I just wanted to know if anyone has any good ideas for the April month challege or even just this week? <BR> Melody C <em>30</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 12:09:06 EST Hello Everyone! It's Nice To Meet You! I have only been a member of SP for 7 days but am already addicted. I love to walk and have been walking regularly since November 2007. I plan to walk myself to good health! 2008 will be great! Sat, 29 Mar 2008 18:25:13 EST Hello I'm Becky Hello I'm Becky, I'm 48 and I love walking, outside, on my treadmill and with Leslie Sansone. Fri, 28 Mar 2008 14:01:29 EST HIYA I am new to this group. I have been on SP since January. I am walking with WATP videos and when it is nice out I get around the neighborhood. I am trying to lose 100 lbs in a year and walking and eating right is how I am gonna do it. <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> <em>252</em> Wed, 26 Mar 2008 08:05:50 EST Hello Hi Everyone. I joined SP yesterday and was glad to find some walking teams. <em>41</em> I have been on this journey on and off for the last 4 years Lost 55 pounds then got sick had surgery and never quite got back on track and gained some of it back. I have been walking on and off now for a few months. But now am ready to be more on course with it... I'm hoping to get a treadmill for the summer when it is too hot and humid to get out and walk... <BR> Looking forward to making new friends.. Tue, 25 Mar 2008 17:03:07 EST newby hi my name is ruby i been in spark peeps for about 1 month and lost 11 pounds but gained them so now i lost 6lbs. i been working out on my machine gazelle and i was doing good but i got board and gained my weight i started walking and that felt good i bought a pedmeter and its really cool <em>186</em> Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:50:45 EST walking Just got out the last two days to do some walking with my DD who has a broken elbow and is totally bored. So she's hanging with Mom. HAve a nic etreadmill that hasn't seen use in ayear. It is now setup in computer room. Wish I had alaptop so I could surf the internet and walk at the same time. Sun, 23 Mar 2008 12:21:18 EST help I need advice regarding treadmill I started a regime of walking uphill on the treadmill and was doing really well, as I hate jogging. Anyway, the front of my calfs have started being really sore. I think its feels like its rubbing the bone, rather than any positive aches from walking. I am feeling gutted, as I have to stop after 15 mins its too sore, and I don;t want to do it too much incase it causes an injury <BR> <BR> Any advice please, I'm feel so annoyed as I was just getting into it, and loving it. <BR> <BR> cheer... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 07:43:32 EST new and not so new I have walked off lots of pounds in the past and am getting back into walking off my weight now. I take a mp3 player or my dog with me. Sometimes its me and some unwitting soul I snag for a short walk after lunch break. <BR> ..Robbozzie... |B ^ ] Tue, 18 Mar 2008 23:29:23 EST treadmill will be the death of me Hello. Im Kristy and I have found out that working out and running on the treadmill actually is the miracle pill!! I have been running for about a month and have lost almost 10 lbs. This is absolutely a lifestyle change. Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:45:44 EST Hi new to team and new to walking I was encouraged to join by BritDiane and I think this will be a good team for me. I have just started walking in the last week. Sort of taking it slow but hope to make it a very regular every day event :) I have osteoarthritis in both knees and actually my knees feel better now that I have started. I was always told that but did not believe. I am going to need everyone's encouragement to keep walking because I do come up with excuses....But I did buy a walking DVD that I will start using th... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 21:31:37 EST Hi, just found this team and would love join I just bought a treadmill a couple wks ago and love it. I havent been doing much exercise at all the past few months and i have to get on track!! <BR> I am trying to use my treadmill in the morning/midday/evening when i can. <BR> I am a 32 yr mother/wife with 4 boys ages 3,6,8 and 11, they keep me busy with their activities, not much time for me. I currently work from home on my computer on my butt, so something has to be done. <BR> I look forward to this team talk soon, <BR> wendy Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:52:58 EST hi new member here Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I'm Heather and I live in Scotland <BR> <BR> My walking programme is starting with either a 2 mile walk with the dogs on a dry day, or 30 mins on the treadmill, walking uphill, on the wet or very cold days. Since I have just started my diet I plan to stick either of theses daily activities for a month. However, in April, when I hope the weather improves (fingers crossed) I hope to do both, walking for 1 hour a day in total. <BR> PLeased to meet you all! Sun, 9 Mar 2008 14:52:05 EST How many hours do you walk in a week? I worked out how many hours I walked in the last seven days and it was 7.2 HOURS. I had no idea I was doing so much walking, mainly by going out in my lunch hour and now I walk to my appointments too if I can, I park the car in a central place and walk from there. It has made so much difference, before I joined SP I was lucky if I did 5000 steps in a day and I could manage to do less than that with no problems!!!! <BR> Does anyone else know how many hours they walk in a week? Fri, 7 Mar 2008 12:32:40 EST Hi, I'm a Walker! Hi, <BR> I joined SP 1/30/08 and am trying to lose 10 lbs. or more by June. I love to walk (except in the winter months - snow/sleet/freezing rain here). <em>213</em> Thu, 6 Mar 2008 07:22:38 EST Hello Walkers Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople and the Walk off the Weight in 2008 team. I walk indoors on my treadmill but am trying to get myself to walk indoors and outdoors. Good luck everyone! <BR> <BR> Happy Health! <em>104</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:45:05 EST New to Spark Hi! I'm Dawn - 36F from Decatur, IL. I think Sparks is awesome. This is MY year! I'm gonna lose the weight once & for all. Fri, 29 Feb 2008 21:59:52 EST New Here My name is Breana. I just started 1 week ago and haven't had a chance to introduce myself. I came here to lose weight, motivation and friends. It's been really hard this first week. I can't imagine how many calories I had been eating. I love my mountain dew and fast food...LOL So it's been a long week but I've lost 1 pound WOOO HOOOO So I'm welcome to any tips you have and I'll do the same. Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:05:36 EST Hi from a new face! Just wanted to introduce myself...I'm Diana, a homeschooling mom to 4 great kids. I've been on SparkPeople for about a month and have been very faithful to my nutrition plan but wasn't very happy with the amount of weight I was losing. I started walking around the neighborhood 10 days ago and have really noticed a difference in weight, attitude, and clothes fitting. Now I'm completely motivated to keep walking. I'm currently on a 10-day walking streak. <BR> <BR> I do enjoy walking, assum... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:09:48 EST Hope to treadmill myself fit :) My name is Terra. I am a mother, student and so on. I find the treadmill as easy to use (time wise.) Not sure what else to say, but hello. Tue, 26 Feb 2008 02:13:05 EST New! (waving) Just to let you know I'm here. My goal is one hour of walking per day. Either 30 mins morn and night or at one time. I'm in Michigan so weather is sometimes nasty. I have an old treadmill that I'm using inside. Glad to have found this place! <BR> <BR> Kelly Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:19:10 EST New to the team My name is Ginny and I'm from alabama where spring is almos here. And with spring comes real good walking weather. I love to walk. I have made a goal to walk at least 10000 steps a day. Yesterday i did over 12000. I don't have lot of weight to lose but I do want to get back into healthy life style changes. I love to be outside, and I love cats, as you can see by my sp. Hope everyone will drop by to see me. God bless. Ginny Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:07:07 EST Question on Meal Planner I have been doing this for a month now and I am doing pretty good staying within my calories most of the time <em>30</em> . My problem is that I rarely follow the meals selected for me because they are just not things I care for, does anyone have any suggestions or do you think I am okay since I stay along my guidelines and goals. I am eating better than I have in years and seeing the difference even if it is a slow and consistent one. Wed, 20 Feb 2008 20:20:44 EST New to Group Today Hello, I'm new to the group and new to walking for fitness. I am taking a class at a community college called "Walking for Fitness" because I thought I'd be an easy class... haha! The instructor taught us how to have our arms, posture, etc., and I realized my fitness level is not so great right now, but looking forward to getting better. I am doing that class two days a week, and my goal is to walk at least thirty minutes a day on other days, outside when the weather's nice, and at the gym ... Sun, 17 Feb 2008 18:03:28 EST Wondering about steps?????? Hi, Team. <BR> <BR> I have been using the treadmill daily as the weather here isn't the greatest. I also bought a pedometer yesterday and wore it to work today. I was wondering??? is there a way to enter your daily step results into the fitness tracker??? Sorry to be dumb...but I just dunno..... <em>2</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> TIA <BR> <BR> GailSusan <em>220</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2008 15:44:26 EST Walking to lose weight....Is it Enough? I'm wondering if I can lose a lot of weight by walking...I've noticed some changes in my body and I feel great But I don't see the results on the scale yet... Will walking, doing my strenght training exercises and watching what I eat, be enough to help me lose up to 164lbs? <BR> <BR> How much weight have you lose so far by walking and following your plan? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Patricia Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:43:44 EST New to the team I have been with spark for 1.5 weeks and I have walked 4 times this past week. The other 3 days I go to exercise class. I walk on a treadmill (Then I can watch my favorite shows.) <BR> <BR> Question?? What type of shoe is good for walking??? Sun, 10 Feb 2008 13:32:26 EST New Walker On Board! Hi, I'm new to the team. I began walking 27 days ago on a regular basis and have already logged in 75 miles as of yesterday. I am hooked! In my first two weeks I lost 13.5 lbs. My friends and I started walking to train for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in May. I figured what better way to get in shape? I get to help out a cause that is important to me (I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 20) AND I lose weight in the process. I've actually become addicted to walking and am av... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 15:11:47 EST