SparkPeople Montgomery County Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18332 Montgomery County residents and visitors who want to support each other on sparkpeople.com. SparkPeople Montgomery County Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18332 Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x58321295 Hello! I just joined the team today. Overall I lead an active lifestyle but my body doesn't reflect the way I feel inside. Inside I feel great and like I want to climb mountains but outside... not so much. Despite being active I'm missing the key piece: proper nutrition. HOping this will keep me accountable and I can get my body looking the way I feel. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:59:22 EST HI, new member in Olney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x57676451 Hi, I just joined the team and I'm trying to rekindle my journey to fitness. I've found that the last 10-15 pounds are really hard... I'm in Olney, so anyone close looking for a workout partner let me know. Also hope to be motivated and inspired by the group and I'll do my best to help others as well. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Joe Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:32:37 EST Pike's Peek 10K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x57617434 Anyone running Pike's Peek this Sunday? I'm working at the bag check (again). Should be nice weather (meaning: any weather without snow). See our previous discussion: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x<BR>52231665 </link> <BR> <BR> PS: This will be the last year with the finish line at White Flint (which is being demolished). Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:44:33 EST Rockville Twilight 8K - only $20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x57226386 If you sign up today (Sunday, March 23), this race is only $20. Price goes up to $34 the following day! I would definitely do it if I wasn't already volunteering for it! <BR> <BR> <link>rockvilletwilighter.org/ </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:23:51 EST guess the first snow day and win 500 point goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x55741207 We did this for the past two years, let's go for three! But since no one hit the target last year, I'm going to make it a bit easier this time in hopes of improving the odds that one person will win. (Last year, I declared it a draw and split the sparkgoodies with everyone who entered.) So, instead of guessing 3-day periods ... <BR> <BR> Guess the first 4-day period during which Montgomery County will receive an inch or more of snow and you will be awarded a 500-point sparkgoodie. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:55:33 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x55359479 I'm a 65 yo with a history of heart problems, I have a pacemaker/defibrillator. I've been on SP for about 15 months, joining this team 3 months ago when I decided I needed more exercise than I was getting. I took up walking around my Colesville neighborhood, and have been able to get my time/distance in 1 day (I walk every other day) up to 70 minutes and 3-1/3 miles. The climbs up and down the hilly streets have helped me not only in weight loss, but also in increased stamina and fewer pro... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:34:12 EST Just joined yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x55334179 I am newbie from Gaithersburg. Looking forward to this journey. I've lost 60 lbs and would like to lose 45 more. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:22:56 EST Parks HM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x54791044 Anyone doing it this Sunday? Note that "doing it" means either running or volunteering! You get a free shirt if you volunteer (plus food)! I've volunteered for the last 5 years; finally decided I would run it this year. <BR> <BR> It's not too late to register to volunteer. Yes, they still need more! And since the course stretches from Rockville to Bethesda, you have a wide choice where you want to be on the course! Thu, 5 Sep 2013 11:25:49 EST Not very much team activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x54476375 Very little posted for this team. Are most members no longer active? Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:33:03 EST Check out our new team goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x54076577 I've added two team goals. The wording of one is a little odd but basically just asking people to check in here at least once a week. If you have an idea for another goal, let me know. Thanks! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:05:24 EST What are you doing for exercise this summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x54076460 It's been hot, sometimes humid, and sometimes raining. What have you been doing for exercise this summer? I've been going to the gym, swimming occasionally at the pool, and doing yoga. Would love to do some hiking but it's tricky to beat the heat. How about you all? Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:55:35 EST tour de cookie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x52820048 Very weird event. Bicycle 34 miles (or 15M) around Montgomery County, stopping 10 times to buy and eat cookies and pastries. <BR> <BR> I can't decide if it's fun or sick. I might just have to do it to find out. <BR> <BR> <link>www.tourdecookie.com/ </link> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 23:56:41 EST Pike's Peak 10k on April 21st - who's in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x52231665 I'm planning to run Pike's Peak 10k on April 21st - who's in? My first 10k was back in Nov - the Turkey Chase in Bethesda. I'm not a great runner but this gives me a goal to work towards. I understand this one is mostly downhill and a lot easier than the hilly Turkey Chase. Starts at Shady Grove metro and ends at White Flint metro. Time to get running! If only it would warm up a bit. I'm a little tired of (but always thankful for) my treadmill. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 07:30:48 EST Weight Watchers in MoCo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x51705043 I joined Weight Watchers at the end of June and it's really working for me. Slowly, but I'm moving in the right direction. Wondering if any other Montgomery County Sparkers are doing WW. I go to meetings in Layhill at Plaza del Mercado. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:46:09 EST Anything is Possible 1:50am 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x50602960 There are thousands of 5K races in Montgomery County each year but this one is noteworthy because it's at 1:50am. Yes, you read that right. And, thanks to the Daylight Saving Time changeover, you are certain to get a PR! In fact, you can even get a negative time. (Start at 1:50am, finish at 1:20am!) <BR> <BR> I went last year and it kinda surreal. Prizes for best costume and best lights. And good post-race food! (Pizza!) <BR> <BR> It is in Bethesda at the corner of Old Georgetown and... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:40:49 EST guess the first snow day and win 500 point goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x50360052 Guess the first 3-day period during which Montgomery County will receive an inch or more of snow and you will be awarded a 500-point spark goodie. Include what you would like as a goodie. If you don't select a goodie, I will chose one. Congrats again to previous winner EMILYJEN! <BR> <BR> Submission deadline: Dec 31, 2012 <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> - You may only have one guess but it may include up to 3 days, either separate or continuous. For example: Dec 2-4. <BR> - Guess only dates in Nov... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:09:25 EST Anyone up for a challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x50287073 Anyone up for a challenge? Maybe no soda for the rest of the month? We could check in here regularly. Thoughts? Sun, 7 Oct 2012 20:04:52 EST Candy Cane City 5K, Sat Nov 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x49780602 I just marked my calendar for Candy Cane City 5K, Sat Nov 10th. 8am start. Registration begins at 7am. $10 ($5 for MCRR members). Did this one last year and I'm planning to improve my time!!! Anyone want to join me?? It's a very cool little 5K. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 10:47:19 EST Twilight 8K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x48970195 Anyone doing the Rockville Twilight 8K next week? <BR> <BR> Always a fun event, especially at the end where it turns into a big block party! Live music, plenty of food, free beer (uh oh!), and the fire trucks have giant sprays to cool runners down. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:14:54 EST Hi just joined your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x48821693 Hi hope everyone has their power back on. We got ours back late last night; thus i am able to get back on line. I joined SparkPeople the end of March 2012. I am trying to loose about 30 pounds through diet and exercise. I generally walk 6 days a week after work and am starting to build in intervals of running. Anyone living in the Kentlands area looking for a walking partner? Wed, 4 Jul 2012 09:22:06 EST Friday evening 5K - cheap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x48388144 Tired of pavement? Try a trail 5K. Kinda hilly but fun and oh so cheap - only $10! It's this Friday evening. <BR> <BR> Run With The June Bugs 5K takes place at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood. Convenient parking. Walkers welcome. Water on course and food afterward. <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 14:22:55 EST guess the first 100F day and win 500 point goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x48313715 Guess the first day it will hit 100 degrees fahrenheit in Montgomery County and I will award you a 500-point spark goodie. Include what you would like as a goodie. If you don't select a goodie, I will choose one. <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> - Enter the guess as a reply to this post. <BR> - You may only have one guess. (You may make additional posts but only your first guess will count.) <BR> - Your guesses will be ignored if you edit or delete it to make a new guess. <BR> - If we reach the end of... Thu, 31 May 2012 17:46:39 EST Just joined today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x48312964 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just joined this site today. I am still not sure how to move around in this site but wanted to join as many groups as possible in my area. I am in the Rockville/Aspen Hill area and I am interested in meeting people to walk with. I am a stay-at-home mom with 2 little boys (3 and 2 years old) so I will be tugging along my double stroller. If anyone is interested or knows of any walking groups in this area, please let me know. Thanks! Thu, 31 May 2012 16:36:30 EST Too late but just wanted to mention Jeremy's Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x48301927 I'm very proud to say that my daughter age 10 and I ran in Jeremy's Run in Olney this past Monday. Hot and humid but a good outing regardless. I did my usual combo of run and walk and did just fine!!! I'll try to announce things before they happen in the future!!! :-) Oh, and we won the spa basket raffle!!! A nice reward for getting up early and running in the sticky weather! Wed, 30 May 2012 23:17:35 EST 5K in Germantown - cheap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x48263929 If you've flirted with idea of doing a 5K, this one is ideal. This coming Sunday - only $10! You can even procrastinate and sign up race day morning - still only $10! <BR> <BR> The name is Juni Rennen 5K (that's German for "June race", I guess because it's in Germantown). Plenty of convenient parking. Walkers are welcome. Plenty of water on course and food afterward. <BR> <BR> <link>www.mcrrc.org/racing/2012/race_descr<BR>iptions.php#capital_crescent </link> <BR> Mon, 28 May 2012 13:38:54 EST Greetings from Montgomery Village. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x47316957 I grew up Rockville and moved to MV in the 80's. I am the oldest of 7 siblings and we all live in the area so that makes it easy to get together on holidays to feast and fight. <BR> I am attending seminary and work as hospital chaplain. I love painting and the visual arts. Book stores and hot tea. The visionary arts museum in Baltimore is a favorite. Don't miss the funky gift shop. <BR> I am disabled but still moving on. I "walk" my chihuahua in my electric chair. <BR> I especially lik... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:30:50 EST Help I have fallen and I am trying to get up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x47283073 I moved to the area in 2010, started a new job, moved the family back and fell completely off the wagon. The job that I started has rotating shifts, I rotate through 7-3, 3-11, and 11-7 over the course of the month. As a result, my schedule is pretty irratic. <BR> <BR> When I started the job, which I do enjoy, odd schedule aside, I told myself to get acclimatized to the new place and position and then get the eating and exercise in order. In July I will celebrate my second anniversary in t... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:59:58 EST A new contest for a new contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x46786527 The snow contest worked well but that's over (hope!) so it's time for a different contest. The contest is to come up with the best contest idea for March. Whoever comes up with the best contest idea gets a 500-point spark goodie! And of course, everyone is eligible to win the winning contest (including the person who suggested it) and get another 500-point spark goodie! <BR> <BR> You may offer as many ideas as you like. However, the contest should have something to do with Montgomery Cou... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:16:19 EST What's new Mont Co Sparkers?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x46389173 Hi everyone. Enjoying the unseasonable warm weather? My mom and I took a brisk walk yesterday. So nice not to have to bundle up with gloves and scarves and such. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well!! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>347</em> <em>403</em> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:38:22 EST guess the first snow day and win 500 point goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x45686687 Guess the first day it will snow in Montgomery County and I will award you a 500-point spark goodie. Include what you would like as a goodie. If you don't select a goodie, I will chose one. <BR> <BR> Contest end: January 31, 2012 <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> - You may only have one guess. <BR> - Enter the guess as a reply to this post. <BR> - Your guesses will be ignored if you edit or delete them to make a new guess. <BR> - Snow must be at least be an inch at my location and must stick for at l... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 18:03:18 EST New Year's Day Hike - C&O Canal Towpath Georgetown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x45622576 Sun. Jan. 1 Thirty-Eighth Annual New Year's Day Hike on C&O Canal Towpath. Start 2012 right with a 10-mile stroll/walk along the C&O Canal. Learn about this historic area. Meet at 9:30am on Wisconsin Ave. at the canal, south of M St. in Georgetown. Walk to Little Falls Pump Station (or turn around sooner) and back. Leashed dogs OK. Leaders: Carol Ivory, carolivory@verizon.net , Christine Ford, 703/425-6899 (before 10 pm); Paul Elliott, 202/550-2841 . <BR> <... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 09:01:17 EST New Years Day 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x45472722 Start your resolutions out right and do a New Years Day 5K. There's one in Rockville at 10am (late enough to recover from that midnight celebration!) and only $10. (Free if you're an MCRRC member.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.mcrrc.org/ </link> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 20:00:22 EST Running Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x45017534 Hi team, I wanted to know if any of you are apart of a runnig club? I am interested in joining one and saw one that I was interested in. I am a beginner in running and have completed the C25K program and SP's jogging, walking and running program. Would love to hear of any input! <BR> <em>312</em> <em>315</em> <em>311</em> <em>57</em> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:04:01 EST Turkey Day Race? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x45000379 Anyone doing a Thanksgiving Day race? <BR> <BR> I've been dragging the family to the Bethesda Turkey Chase and the Virginia Run Turkey Trot (Centreville) for several years of Thanksgivings but both races are really crowded! Thinking of trying something new this year. <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Nov 2011 14:47:00 EST Rockville 5K/10K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x44607881 Sign up now for Montgomery County's oldest race (in its 36th year) on Sunday, November 6. Do either 5K or 10K. Either way, you get the same great food at the end! <BR> <BR> <link>www.mcrrc.org/races/Rockville10k5k/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 00:23:05 EST Looking To Find New Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x44552822 Hello, <BR> <BR> I just joined yesterday and I am not sure how to work the site yet. LOL I started my journey to lose weight almost 2 years ago and I have lost 330lbs so far on my own. I did not have surgey.Not hat I didn't try but funny thing my insurance company told me that I was to heavy 497lbs and that i would have to lose almost 70lbs before they change there minds.This pissed me off . At first I thought they just didnt want to help me. Then I thought OK maybe they want to see if I ca... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 10:54:29 EST Lake Needwood Cross Country http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x44092329 Come out to Lake Needwood on Sept 24 for a fun 10K. Bargain price of only $10! Bring your kids - there are shorter distances and no charge for them. <BR> <BR> <link>www.mcrrc.org/racing/2011/race_descr<BR>iptions.php#lake_needwood_xc </link> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:22:50 EST Sign in 6 to 7 days a week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x43466285 <em>303</em> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:15:23 EST Team goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x43423685 Can we add some good team goals? Not sure about the one that is there now but it's not a good fit for me. Do you have to be a team leader to add a goal? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Emily Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:34:52 EST run for roses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x42491855 Anyone doing Run For Roses this weekend? Every woman (it's a women-only race) who crosses the finish line gets a rose. And there is a special category for mother-daughter teams! <BR> <BR> Pretty web page, too! <BR> <BR> <link>www.mcrrc.org/races/RunForRoses/ </link> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 22:10:30 EST How's everyone doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x41884471 Whats going on with everyone? What are some things happening? I'm doing lots of outside walking now that the weather is getting nicer and some spark people challenges. Lets hear back! Tue, 17 May 2011 18:04:15 EST Moving to the area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x41153364 I grew up in Montgomery County and moved away when I was really young. I still have family there and I plan on moving back next month. I would like to be part of this group in hopes of finding people to walk with/ or gym buddies -- but at the very least just encouragement to keep going this time around. <BR> <BR> :) thanks for the support. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:53:11 EST 45% of MC restaurants fail to post nutrition info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x40903070 Montgomery County, MD has 800 restaurants that, by law, must post nutrition info because they are chains with at least 20 outlets. According to the county, 24% are not following the law at all. And another 21% are not following parts of the law. The county said they haven't been enforcing the law but will begin issuing $50 fines beginning in July. <BR> <BR> http://www.gazette.net/stories/03302011/<BR>montnew185329_32539.php <BR> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 21:08:52 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x40336604 Just saying hi to everyone Fri, 4 Mar 2011 16:07:50 EST team members who earned a spark goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x39763731 Spark goodies are going to team members who have recently blogged and are showing up in the team stream and our newest team member. Congrats to: <BR> <BR> CATHERINEL66 on her new pumps <BR> TURBID on her sushi <BR> and welcome our newest member FERNRIVER who will look good in her new bikini. <BR> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:40:04 EST restaurant recommendation in gaithersburg? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x37127803 I have to take my in-laws out to eat somewhere. So I'm looking for some place that is as nice as possible (I don't see them often and I do like them!) but still enables calorie counting. Any suggestions? Willing to go to Germantown or Rockville if necessary but hoping I can find something in Gaithersburg simply because it's close to where they live. <BR> Tue, 5 Oct 2010 15:14:20 EST How many points did you spin today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x36575014 Ok This is another shameless way to get message sparkpoints - but it is easy and keeps you on the team page. So today I spun for 5. Thu, 9 Sep 2010 05:43:34 EST Please List any Events that the Team Could Join http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x36564950 I think getting the team involved in fitness events or health/nutrition seminars would be a great way to stay motivated and informed. Please list any upcoming events that you think would be interesting for the team to join. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 15:56:57 EST Where are you Located? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x36562013 Where you are located helps us plan team events that are centrally located. It also helps you plan activities with team members who live close by. I live in Potomac near the C&O Canal. If anyone is looking for a walking buddy - let me know! Wed, 8 Sep 2010 13:21:54 EST MC running and walking club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x36561846 If anyone is looking for low-key running or walking opportunities, MC has a wonderful club for runners and walkers. (5th largest in the entire US!) <BR> <BR> The Montgomery County Road Runners club has 3000 members. It's motto is: A Place for Every Pace! <BR> <BR> MCRRC offers programs for many different distances including a 5K for walkers and two 5K training groups - one for women-only and a co-ed beginner group. (The goal race for all three of those programs is the Rockville 10K/5K co... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 13:13:22 EST Daily Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x36561803 Ok - so this is a sneaky way to get message spark points but in reality it is a way to stay connected with a local group of people. So stop by and tell us what your goals are for the day. Or ask for help with an issue/event that has you concerned. Or just let us know what is happening in your life. Just stay in touch with the team. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 13:11:03 EST Monthly Get Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x36561752 We are planning to get together once a month. We need to know if you are interested, what your schedule is and where the most convenient location is to meet. <BR> <BR> This will be a great way to motivate one another and to add another level to the Spark experience. All are welcome - heck - all are encouraged. I find that when I meet spark people that is when I am the most motivated. Come on out. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 13:07:56 EST New in Olney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x36072808 Hi there. I joined Spark about a month ago and am just now getting more serious about it. I started the Couch to 5K program last week and hope to run my 1st 5k in November. I'm very slow, so I hope I start progressing. In general I need to lose weight and get healthier. <BR> <BR> I'd love to talk to others in the area or in the same situation. <BR> <BR> Heather Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:52:20 EST Looking to walk in the Potomac/ Bethesda area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x34837056 Hi I am in the Potomac Bethesda area and I am looking for someone who might be interested in fitness activities around here. Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:36:03 EST Anyone interested in getting this team more active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x34769250 Hi I live in the Potomac/Bethesda area and have joined the NoVa team because they are so active. Anyone interested in getting this team more involved with races or meetings? Sun, 13 Jun 2010 10:44:38 EST Silver Spring-looking for workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x33674713 Hi, I'm new to Md area,orginally from Ohio. Looking for a workout buddy to walk on Saturdays and maybe some days in the evening. I have a 4 month old daugther, looking to lose some weight to be a better mom. I live in the Silver Spring area, closer to Laurel and Burtonsville. Looking forward to losing some weight. If interested in walking, working out, please contact me! Sat, 24 Apr 2010 21:07:09 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x32797606 Hi everyone! I am new to the group. I joined because I want to get healthier and figured that I haven't gotten it right to this point so I will try something different. I actually just moved to Montgomery County is January because of my job and I love it so far. I have a gym membership but I am having a hard time getting started. I enjoy being active but as it stands right now I don't think I would be able to do any of it. I am really out of shape. Hoping that if I get some support it ... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 19:20:26 EST New to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x31023072 Hi I have lived in Gaithersburg, MD for almost 15 years now. I have an 8 year old daughter and want to set a healthy lifestyle example for her. I have a desk job and gained lots of weight because I was depressed/stressed/lazy due to one thing or the other. <BR> I am trying hard to lose weight now with my husband's, my parents' and my daughter's support. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:47:33 EST Waters Landing Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x24766207 Good Morning Ladies, <BR> I've been a member of SP for nearly 3 years, but never really took it seriously. However, I always see the emails and made a conscience decision to be focused this time. <BR> I live in the Waters Landing section of Germantown. I'm a busy mom of 2 (ages 22 and 8)and I've adopted my 14 year old sister. I'm looking to join a group that is condusive to my needs as I have my hands full with soccer practices and so on and on top of that, I do not drive. I love to cook and... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:42:50 EST New Team For MD Moms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x22654925 I started a new team for MD Mom's called Maryland Mom's on a Mission- if interested please go to my Spark Page to join!! This will be a great team that chats and updates daily!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to chatting with you!! Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:38:29 EST Hey, looking for a workout buddy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x21497858 Hello everyone, I am new to your team, but not new to sparkpeople. I have tried for a little over a year to become healthier on my own...but alas am back to being a couch potato after work...I'm wondering if anyone here goes to the Sport and Health at the Rio that would be interested in a work out partner. When I was going faithfully I would do about an hour of cardio and some other stuff here and there. I am open to new workout styles since I didn't notice much change with my current way ... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 14:49:21 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x21067191 I live in Olney, Maryland. I just wanted to day Hello! Fri, 19 Dec 2008 21:13:49 EST Easy Snack Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x18240667 I am looking for good snack ideas that would also be kid friendly. Anyone have some that they like? Fri, 5 Sep 2008 14:00:45 EST NEW to the TEAM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x18240630 New to the team? Please introduce yourself here! Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:58:56 EST Hi I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x16779215 Just wanted to say hello. So glad to see people from the same place I'm from. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 06:40:32 EST Hi I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x16779213 Just wanted to say hello. So glad to see people from the same place I'm from. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 06:40:24 EST Weekend Walking Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x14220562 Is anyone interested in walking in the Colesville/Fairland area of Silver Spring on the weekend? I am thinking Sat. 8 am and Sun. 9 am at the MLK Park, just behind the Jackson Road Elem. School off New Hampshire Avenue. This is very informal...if you can be there, great, and if not, no worries :) I just think if I have some accountability by meeting up with friends, then I may stick to it better! Let me know if you are interested. Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:15:44 EST FREE NUTRITION WORKSHOPS COMING UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x13120720 April 3 7pm to 8:30pm at the Damascus Community Center <BR> <BR> April 14th 7pm to 8:30pm Trinity United Methodist Church in Germantown, MD <BR> <BR> <BR> Holistic Nutrition & Your Health <BR> <BR> Kym Martin offers unique insights into holistic or “whole body” nutrition and shares proven strategies to help strengthen your health. Kym provides clarity to help you overcome the confusion surrounding nutrition in the news today. To learn how to minimize your risk for disease ~ simply and ... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 15:09:56 EST Working Mom Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4433x18332x13029069 May 10 2008 at Westfield Montgomery Mall - FREE Admission but you need to register. All moms - whether you work inside the home or outside - come join us for a "Recovery Effort for the Woman in You!" <BR> <BR> <link>www.naworkingmothers.org/5.html </link> Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:27:40 EST FREE Nutrition Workshops in Germantown & Damascus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x13028921 April 3 7pm to 8:30pm at the Damascus Community Center <BR> <BR> April 14th 7pm to 8:30pm Trinity United Methodist Church in Germantown, MD <BR> <BR> <BR> Holistic Nutrition & Your Health <BR> <BR> Kym Martin offers unique insights into holistic or “whole body” nutrition and shares proven strategies to help strengthen your health. Kym provides clarity to help you overcome the confusion surrounding nutrition in the news today. To learn how to minimize your risk for disease ~ simply and nat... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:22:32 EST New to your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x12653914 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined your team. I live in Gaithersburg MD and I need all the motivation I can receive. <BR> After joining Spark a month ago, in my quest of loosing weight and having a figure I can be proud of, I already fell of the wagon since last week end. <BR> HELP!!!!!! Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:54:54 EST Making Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18332x12316525 I got out today for some exercise because it was so nice but generally, I don't get to do that. I am stuck behind my computer. Need ideas and motivation to help me fit exercise in and keep it interesting...any ideas? <em>303</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2008 20:13:35 EST Hello and glad to have you join our team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18332x12245704 I want to let you know that as soon as I finally get a retreive from being ill and still working a full time job, I am adamant about getting on our page and sharing and chatting about some really great things. I have lost 9 1/2 lbs since the beginning of January and although a few lbs. I can probably thank the stomach and cold flu for, the rest is SparkPeople! It has been the most wonderful tool in aiding me in finding out what works for me, and helps me to focus on the foods that will nouris... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 12:20:00 EST