SparkPeople Fort Lewis and McChord Families Team Messageboard Wives and families of Fort Lewis and McChord gathering together to support each other! SparkPeople Fort Lewis and McChord Families Team Messageboard Hello all :) New to the team! Hello, <BR> I am a 22 year old mother of 2! I LOVE being an army wife(not the deployments though) actually going to be going through one here pretty shortly. I was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes so I need to lose my weight for the sake of my health. I KNOW I am going to need support! I hope this team is a little more active than it looks! Since I was diagnosed I have been biking the air field on lewis 1-2 times a day and in the past week I have lost 1.4lbs! I have also started writing d... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 03:15:05 EST New here Hi there <BR> <BR> My name is Connie I am currently stationed at JBLM, I have 4 kiddos and 1 cat. I am looking for someone or is there anyone here that is interested in walking with me & my 14 year old during the week and on weekends. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 20:24:09 EST Hello Everyone!! Hello Everyone, <BR> I recently signed up to be a co leader of this group and would like to get things going. I believe that a key ingredient to a successful weight lose is having a strong support system. And being that we're all Military, we know exactly what support is all about. A little about me, my name is Stacy, I got out of the Army about a month ago.. my husband is still in and I'm enjoying this side of life. We have 2 children, a 15mths old and a 5yrs old.. I'm currently a full tim... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 00:42:11 EST MIA or Leave of Absence.... This is if you're planning on being away... just so that I know all's well.. <BR> <BR> Wanted to apologize for not being around... there was a Death in the family and my DH/I have been on Emergency Leave the past couple of weeks... we're back Home and trying to get back to 'normalacy' whatever THAT is... <BR> <BR> We're not far from the New Year.... let's make 2011 a wonderful year for Losing! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend... <BR> <BR> Hugs... <BR> Lin Sat, 11 Dec 2010 16:21:13 EST Hi...I'm Ashley :) Hello, I'm a 23yr old full time student; December 27th is my husband and I's first year anniversary (yes, newlyweds; and we're in the military. <BR> I have about 40lbs to loose and it's overwhelming. <BR> My family is obese and I swore I would never allow myself, yet here I am. I want to get a handle on it now before it gets crazy. I'd like to say it hasn't affected my health, but that would be a lie; my blood pressure is high (for me, I typically run low). <BR> I heard about Sparkpeople t... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 23:02:38 EST Anyone active in this group? I was just wondering if anyone is active with this group? I am part of the Tacoma Spark group, but most of them live further away from Ft Lewis. Mon, 10 May 2010 16:08:15 EST New to the Team & Area Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Shelley. DH and I PCS'd to Ft Lewis in November and we've been adjusting to our new life here in beautiful Washington. Glad to have found this team and looking forward to getting back on track with my weight loss and exercise programs. <BR> <BR> Curious if anyone does water aerobics at SFH gym on Ft Lewis? I'm looking at starting, just waiting for some water shoes I ordered to arrive! My feet don't handle the hard bottom of the pool too well. I also just finished... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 02:27:03 EST Hi! We've been at Fort Lewis since June and I'm re-booting my fitness efforts with the New Year. We live off post at the moment but weighing the option of moving on post. <BR> <BR> Anyone work out at the Lakewood Y? Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:41:32 EST Newbie! Hi Ladies! I'm Jen..Jenny...Jennifer...whichever ;) <BR> <BR> We're moving back to the area this summer. We're an Army family... We are in Oklahoma for the moment while my hubby goes to BOLC2 and BOLC3 classes. Trying to get and stay motivated!!! My hubby and I met at Fort Lewis about 11 years ago. We were both in the Army then. I would love to be back down to that size before I get there. We'll see how that goes ;) <BR> <BR> Have a fab day! Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:06:36 EST I'm New Too! I just started here yesterday. I decided that I need to lose the weight I've been carrying for about a year now, and although I can diet on my own I find myself getting bored, so I LOVE this nutrition tracker! So far so good! OOOOOOOO and we have the Wii all of you it is AMAZING, and it qualifies as a work out here on sparkpeople. I look forward to motivating and being motivated! Thu, 2 Apr 2009 14:35:30 EST Im new Hi everyone. Just thought I would say hi. I am a 28 year old mother of an almost two year old. We moved here almost a year ago from NC. I am in school full time and graduated in May. I am trying to stay focused on getting back in shape and am hoping that being on this site will help. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 22:14:25 EST Fimally moving on post! Hey everyone I've been in WA since Oct and we're finally moving to post in January! I'm looking for a buddy to walk or run with. I have 2 kiddos so I'd be able to run when hubby comes home and when the weather is nice I could walk with the kiddos. Anyone interested?? Maybe even just a buddy to stay motivated with!! <BR> <BR> Oh and excuse my spelling error in the topic! LOL! Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:46:33 EST Good Morning! Hey All, <BR> I've been a member for a little while now, and i just found your team. My husband's been at Ft Lewis for almost 11 years now. Looking forward to making some new friends, who can understand how difficult it is to lose weight when you cook for a man who can eat the same amount of food as a small country! :^) <BR> Jenna Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:45:07 EST hey there Hello i'm amber and i just moved to washington from ohio lol long long drive , but just looking for some people to keep me motivated ... we'll ya'll have a nice day Wed, 3 Sep 2008 16:29:23 EST Hey guys I just joined spark today. So far it looks really good, easy to use and helpful. My DH is active duty on McChord. We live off base in Roy. I would love to get to know some more people in the area. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:43:34 EST Hi! Hi Everybody!! <BR> <BR> My name is Erica and I'm currently living in VA but moving back to WA this month. I'm looking forward to losing 40lbs and want to find some exercise buddies that I can go with at the gym on base (Ft Lewis or McChord... either one). <BR> <BR> Hope to see you guys soon! :) <em>213</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2008 12:32:22 EST PCSing from Germany to Ft. Lewis my name is alisha I've been in germany for 3 years and getting ready to PCS in OCT. but wont get there till beginning of next year. just trying to meet some new people before i get there. Thu, 26 Jun 2008 03:31:29 EST Newbie Hi my name is Elaine and we have been at McChord for almost 2 years. I have 3 kids and 50 pounds to loose and hopefully I will. We'll see......I'm tired of being the only twin mom here with weight to loose. <em>40</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2008 23:34:09 EST General Chat Just thought I start a general chat and see how active we get in here. Has anyone been getting out and about since the weather is starting to warm up? Tue, 18 Mar 2008 19:16:12 EST Getting to know you... Weird thing about me...I tend to type in song lyrics every now and again. Hmmm. Anyways, I noticed nobody had posted any messages for this team, yet, so I thought I'd get the ball rolling. Besides, it'd be nice to talk to other military spouses in the area. <BR> <BR> So, a bit about me...I've gotten starting on this whole new life journey of healthy living after having my sweet baby girl, and I really want to get healthier before my next pregnancy. My family is my biggest motivation. ... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 02:12:31 EST