SparkPeople Spark Idaho - The Official Team Team Messageboard A place for Idahoans to chat about whats happening in the state or about themselves. Just a place for Idaho people. SparkPeople Spark Idaho - The Official Team Team Messageboard Living in Idaho, why you like it here? Come on all you Spark Idaho people! I'd love to hear from you! I am an Idaho native, I have lived here my whole life, except for 3 yrs in Alaska. I love the seasons, snow, I think it is beautiful here. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>281</em> <em>237</em> <em>67</em> Wed, 23 May 2018 10:45:41 EST Nice weather activities Hi to all the Idaho team members! What are some of your favorite things to do this time of year? I use to like to hike around Tubb's Hill, walk everyday. Now I just try to go to some yard sales and get out in the sunshine. When I get my weight off, I want to learn to go Kayaking, ride horses and walk everyday. Mon, 21 May 2018 22:16:03 EST Tiny bugs this time of year I know this is crazy but I researched on the web and couldn't find anything. I live in N Idaho, close to Spokane Washington. Yesterday I sat out on the patio in the shade and when I came in I itched like crazy, I had to take a shower! Today I went out again and sat in the shade and started itching and noticed some super tiny black bugs on me, I mean really tiny, and I remembered they come out every year at this time of year and they like the shade. Does anyone know what these annoying little ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:59:25 EST Hello, everyone My name is Dorothy, and I am from Twin Falls, Idaho. I look forward to the love and support of Spark Idaho to help keep me motivated. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:58:27 EST Hi my fellow Idahoans! I'm new here (ish) to SparkPeople. Born and raised in Boise. This is home to me. I'm looking forward to my husband and I losing some weight, so it's more comfortable for us to hike, camp and take my jeep offroad and have some fun. <BR> <BR> I just want to be able to live life more fully. I want to be able to enjoy my day to day life and not worry about future health issues to the extent. Sun, 2 Apr 2017 08:04:32 EST Word Game last letter of word posted & create new Idaho Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:49:00 EST Hello Everyone! I am a North Idaho Girl, lived her most of my life! I am married to a great man, Patrick, and we have two daughters and one adult son. I work two jobs both in the field of education. One as a full time education coordinator for Head Start program and one as an instructor for a local college. I have used SP before and am glad to be back! I look forward to reading about every one. <BR> <BR> ~Alison Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:07:07 EST GARDENING. We have some of our garden planted, and sure enjoy working in it during the warm months. Anyone else got their's going yet? <em>213</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:49:40 EST PRAISE AND HEALING REPORT This is for any praise and healing reports that God has done for you Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:12:19 EST Holla! Where are my Idaho peeps at? I hope you are all enjoying the cold rainy fall weather! Have a happy healthy day! Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:45:32 EST newbie Recovering from both knees be replaced. Want to lose 57 lbs Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:30:42 EST Hello! Hi, I'm Jasmin! <BR> <BR> I'm a married stay at home artist that's been struggling with weight issues since ~2009. I'm finally to a point where I am healthy and strong enough to start losing the enormous amount of weight I gained, around 70lbs! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the site, only been using it for about a week. Since then I've already lost 5lbs thanks to keeping track of my eating and my workouts- it's given me a ton of motivation to keep with everything I've set out to do. I also have more... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:56:24 EST New/old member Good afternoon. As the topic said, i am both a new and old member. I joined many years ago, and when i went though my divorce I fell way off the wagon and have not been able to get back on again. <BR> <BR> Earlier today I found out that my oldest daughter is Insulin Resistant, and possibly has PCOS. now we both have decided to join up again, and this time actually succeed. We are both very excited to be doing this and look forward to this endevor together. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:29:22 EST Need tips for keeping fitness during recovery After a long run of staying active including biking all winter, things are about to get tough. Last Friday, while bike commuting into work, I hit a deer at around 30 MPH. The bike is a loss and the doctor told me I should not be riding for around 3 months. While I hope to be on the bike before that time, it is unlikely that I will be doing more than the Tim Conway shuffle and groaning for the next week at least. <BR> <BR> Any tips on how I can start putting myself back together and how not t... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:29:35 EST Intro: 1. First Name / Sally <BR> <BR> 2. State you live in / Idaho <BR> <BR> 3. When is your Birthdate / I'm 28 <BR> <BR> 4. Significant Other / Yes, hubby! <BR> <BR> 5. Kids / Not yet ;) <BR> <BR> 6. Pets / One cat, two horses <BR> <BR> 7. How often do you hunt or fish / Fishing all the time, I skin deer, but haven't shot one yet. Maybe this is my year to learn! Sometimes grouse fly into the windows and I clean and eat them. <BR> <BR> 8. What do you hunt or fish / Trout, Steelhead, Bass, Cr... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:54:14 EST Hello there! I've been on SP on and off since 2009. Finally have quit smoking. Moved to Northern Idaho about 6 months ago. Realizing I need the support of a community, and because I live in the woods, that support will probably have to come from the internet. Be my friend! Trying to get healthy and make good choices. First time reaching out to a team or message board. <BR> <BR> Let's support each other! :) Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:45:28 EST walking partner I live in Sandpoint and would like a walking buddy. The warm weather will be here soon and having a partner can make us more accountable. If no one wants to walk, is there anyone who might want to connect? I have not lived here very long and am still trying to meet people. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:28:54 EST Hi I moved to Sandpoint about a year ago from Colorado. Although I love it here I did a lot of emotional eating as I adjusted to the changes in my life. I am now ready to get back on track. I look forward to sharing this journey with you. <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:09:21 EST Top 5 Winners SP Points And SP Fitness Min Starting this month we will post the top 5 winners for Spark Points and Fitness Min. It shows when Team Digest comes in. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:17:24 EST Panhandle Newbee I live in the snowbound boonies of Northern Idaho. It's beautiful out here unless you try to exercise outdoors in the winter time. Can get chilly if you are not wearing long underwear! Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:34:10 EST Hello from Kamiah! My name is Jason and I'm ex-military, ex-LEO and business owner. My goal is to go from my current weight (257.4 lbs as of 1/1/15) back down to my military weight of 180lbs this year. I am currently recovering from 3 different sinus/nasal surgeries to correct my constant infections that started when I had pneumonia back in May of 2014. I also quit smoking on May 1, 2014 and have been smoke free since. Anyone who has smoked in the past knows that if you can beat the nicotine you can beat an... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 11:54:14 EST Taking it serious this time Hello everyone! I am back to SP because I need to stay motivated and need encouragement on this journey. I just gave up on exercise and my health July 2013 due to personal reasons and went into a depression. Now I cannot believe how much weight I have gained not to name the other health issues it has created. So now is the time to do something about it while I still can. I am not a winter person and here in Central Panhandle of Idaho the winters can be long. But my husband and I love s... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 11:03:44 EST Upcoming Races in Idaho Here is a link for the upcoming races in Idaho <BR> <BR> <link><BR>px?State=ID </link> <BR> <BR> Hope to see a sparky at some of them this year. My goal is to run at least four 5Ks this year. <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> <em>311</em> or <em>312</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST Hi everyone, I'm the new "kid" here! ;-) Hi everyone, I am Lou, 56 years old, with 71 more pounds to lose. I am "starting over" learning to exercise and eat right. I just had a baby 2 years ago at 54 and I realize that to raise her up I need to be in much better shape. My goal is to lose 71 pounds and go from obese and recliner-happy to fit and healthy and in shape. I have recently discovered Leslie Sansone DVDs and they have been my motivation, I love them! The first exercise that I have actually I am having fun... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:44:37 EST Hello fellow Idahoans! Hello my name is Tawni I'm a born and raised Idahoan. I'm a stay at home mom to 1 amazing kid and married to my best friend and love of my life. 3 years ago I lost 70 lbs. in 6 months doing 3 rounds of HCG on my own. while I lost the weight I definitely got thinner but not healthier. I was able to maintain until this last Christmas when I was down sick for a month and lost my groove (I guess you'd call it) gaining 15 pesky lbs. that just don't want to come off. So here i am just looking to lo... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:01:11 EST Hello fellow Idahoans! Hello my name is Tawni I'm a born and raised Idahoan. I'm a stay at home mom to 1 amazing kid and married to my best friend and love of my life. 3 years ago I lost 70 lbs. in 6 months doing 3 rounds of HCG on my own. while I lost the weight I definitely got thinner but not healthier. I was able to maintain until this last Christmas when I was down sick for a month and lost my groove (I guess you'd call it) gaining 15 pesky lbs. that just don't want to come off. So here i am just looking to lo... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:25 EST Vacation pitfalls I have lost 11 pounds since coming back to SP. I am leaving for vacation on Sunday. Any tips from you all that might help me stay on track while I am away from home and my comfort zone? Any pointers would be appreciated! Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:34:30 EST hi everyone My name David I'm here from Caldwell, Id. I'm here to see if i can stay on track it is easly stead then done. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:31:20 EST Fitness trackers Hey ya all, I am looking in to getting one of the fitness trackers from Spark. Tell me how it compares with other brands out there like the Fitbit or the Weight watchers trackers. I need a good motivation technique and have heard that a tracker is a good one. Any and all feed back welcome. <em>213</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:31:07 EST Caldwell Idaho I live in Caldwell, Id <BR> I just joined SP a few days ago. <BR> <em>524</em> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:36:10 EST Hello Hi all! I am Paula, and I am loving my new life! I am over forty, married for almost 4 years, and have lost 17 lbs since January. I have really been enjoying my new healthier eating habits, as it has allowed the weight to just drop off. I am enjoying my life now, exercising more with my spouse and our dogs. Looking forward to a shift in the weather, so we can do more walking outside!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the welcome messages and support so far! Look forward to working with all of you ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 22:28:32 EST Found the Introduce Yourself Page Hi, I'm Chrystal. I've been lurking around the site for a little over a week, and so far i'm enjoying it. I like to crochet when i have time and space, and I'm a TV addict. My biggest challenge is finding the motivation to get up and do something, including cleaning my house. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:03:07 EST HIya I'm Kaity hi I'm Kaity and I'm looking forward to this new journey in life to better myself physically. I look forward to meeting new people and learning new life choices to better myself. I hope along the way I can help others as well. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:45:08 EST TurtleSpeed Well I have never been much of a blogger, but I thought I would give it a try. A bit about myself... I am an elementary teacher, I have 3 kidst, 2 dogs, and a very supportive husband. I joined sparks to track my eating and exercise. The first part is going great... Not so much for the second. I know I would feel better and have more energy if I exercised, but the turble is by the time I get home from school I'm exosted and don't want to.... I have been tracking sence the end of Dec. I love th... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:04:31 EST I am from Southeast Boise - hope to be walking outdoors as soon as this weather breaks. My walking route is posted <em>381</em> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:17:32 EST Hello everyone! Hello fellow Idahoans! My name is Jorgene I am from Nampa. I am 30 years old, married, have a wonderful 6 year old son. My goal is to lose 25 pounds by the end of the year-pretty realistic I think <em>104</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:02:44 EST html Could somebody please tell me what html means? I tried to answer someone's post but when I went to send it I was unable to. it came back to me as "no html please". I'm not sure what I did wrong. Thanks. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 00:30:20 EST Hard start I am having a hard time starting! I am doing what I should, but find that I have NO energy now. Has anyone else had this problem? I guess maybe cutting out most of the sugar? Have been trying to get some exercise. After trying yoga stretches have been having pain in my stomach and my bad knee. Do the exercise bike, but only last 20 min. <BR> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 22:16:57 EST about me. I have lived in Idaho since 1978. Before that California.I have 3 grown children and 8 grandkids.My husband of 43 years passed away a year and a half ago. I just quit smoking and gained a lot of weight. Hope this is new start for me! So many changes and challenges! I used to love hiking and fishing, just can't do it much anymore. Hope that changes! Love rock hounding, being with family, and holidays! I used to oil paint, need to get back into it. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:03:41 EST hello Boise Good morning spark community! Day one... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:11:09 EST my journey in a nut shell hi my name is Christina! I am a writer and a stay at home mother of two! my son's name is traegan he is 6 and in the first grade ! and my daughter is 3 her name is chesakah and she is my litte mini ! I have struggled with a lot of bad habits growing up, before becoming a mother (drinking, drugs, sleep disorders, depression/anxiety) and ive conquered them all except for my weight .its been a rollercoaster and though I lose a few lbs here and there it would never stay off! but im defiantly im... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:27:20 EST Favorite Workout? I tend to get bored doing the same workout all the time so I like to change it up a bit. What is your favorite workout these days? Mine right now are walking outside in the gorgeousness of fall and my Turbo Jam DVDs. <em>104</em> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:54:56 EST Response to getting to know you <BR> <BR> 1. First Name / Bonnie <BR> 2. State you live in / Idaho <BR> <BR> 3. When is your Birthdate / March 3 <BR> <BR> 4. Significant Other /Joe, husband for 44 years <BR> <BR> 5. Kids / 3 grown & 1 grandaughter <BR> <BR> 6. Pets /Peeta the chihuahua <BR> <BR> 7. How often do you hunt or fish / Fish in the summer/camping <BR> <BR> 8. What do you hunt or fish / Trout, perch, catfish <BR> <BR> 9. Favorite healthy snack / brown rice cake with peanut butter <BR> <BR> 10. Favorite ex... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:43:29 EST Daily 30 min walk/exercise thru holidays I know we're all so busy throughout the holidays, but continuing to walk daily not only helps me not gain weight thru the tough holiday season, but also helps me eliminate some of the stress that comes with all the rushing around, family visiting, etc. It gets me out of the house with fresh air, a little quiet time to myself and makes me a nicer person to be around. Anyone else want to join in for Nov. and Dec.? Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:12:22 EST New Member <em>524</em> Hi everyone. I just joined SparkPeople this afternoon. I am fairly new to Idaho as well. My hubby, our 2 dogs, 2 cats & rabbit moved here (Nampa, ID) from eastern OR 10 months ago. About 3 months ago I decided it was time I make a lifestyle change. Not just lose weight, but live a healthier, more active life. I have lost 21 pounds since then and plan on losing MUCH more. One of my BIG goals is to "run" the 2014 Color Run in Boise! I am looking forward to getting to know you gu... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:55:28 EST Day One (on this site) Howdy all! Kat here. I live in Boise and I'm moving in a few weeks to... Boise! Central Bench area. I don't track my actual weight because, for me, it is far too depressing to see those numbers. What I DO track is my measurements. And how my clothes fit. I just made a blog post explaining this. I'm pretty sedentary if you don't count house/yard work. I love to crochet, watch Netflix, read, and many other sedentary things. I also love to drink beer and watch football. I guess I... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:40:17 EST Newbie to Spark and Idaho Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just relocated to Idaho from Florida within the past 2 weeks. Looking to meet some good people and get back into a fitness routine. I'm 'skinny' looking to gain some muscle and work on everything! <BR> <BR> If anyone has any gym or class suggestions in the Caldwell area, please let me know! Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:02:22 EST FitOne Anyone doing the FitOne race (formerly Women's Fitness Celebration) next weekend? I am doing the 9K and am a bit nervous. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:47:32 EST October Walk 1-2 miles per day You can walk 1 or 2 miles per day or even more if you want. You can copy & past to your site & just hit edit every day to post. Let's see if we can do at least 54 miles in the month of October. <BR> <BR> Good Luck everyone. <BR> <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> 4- <BR> 5- <BR> 6- REST <BR> 7- <BR> 8- <BR> 9- <BR> 10- <BR> 11- <BR> 12- <BR> 13- REST <BR> 14- <BR> 15- <BR> 16- <BR> 17- <BR> 18- <BR> 19- <BR> 20- REST <BR> 21- <BR> 22- <BR> 23- <BR> 24- <BR> 25- <BR> 26- <BR> 27- REST <BR> 28-... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:02:37 EST Anyone interested in a sit up / Crunch Challenge Summer is over and it is time to regroup and refocus and get back to school SparkPeople style! You can copy this and each day just mark done if you have done it. No need to keep adding a new one. <BR> <BR> 1 - 20 crunches - <BR> 2 - 25 crunches - <BR> 3 - 30 crunches - <BR> 4 - rest - <BR> 5 - 40 crunches - <BR> 6 - 45 - crunches - <BR> 7 - 50 crunches - <BR> 8 - rest - <BR> 9 - 60 crunches - <BR> 10 - 65 crunches - <BR> 11 - 70 crunches - <BR> 12 - rest - <BR> 13 - 80 crunches - ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 20:14:00 EST Walking/Workout buddy? I live in the Meridian/Boise area and was wondering if anyone wanted to be a workout buddy? I workout at the West YMCA but love to do walks on the greenbelt and hike tablerock. Anyone interested? Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:17:58 EST Hi everyone! I am new to Spark and still trying to figure out how it all works! I currently live in Lewiston, Idaho. I will be starting my last semester of student teaching and will finally have my degree mid-December! <BR> I am a single mother with 3 boys, and have a toddler foster girl. I keep myself busy, but online support and food journals are convenient and make life so much easier! <BR> Good luck to everyone in your weight loss endeavors!! <BR> <BR> Crystal Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:24:48 EST new to this Hi, my name is Debra and I live in Boise. I am new to the Spark community and really need help getting me weight on track! I would love to meet some people that are close to me that I could get to know and maybe help each other out. I need to be accountable and get motivated to exercise. Thu, 8 Aug 2013 17:20:08 EST This is Day One Hi everyone! Let me start off by saying that I have done this before and didn't stick with it. My last time on here, I lost 50lbs and then went through a rough patch that threw me off track. For the past six months I have been half heartily trying to get back into being healthy and just wasn't able to commit. I am ready now because I don't feel like myself. <BR> <BR> I'm looking to gain good eating habits and exercise to obtain a healthy lifestyle. I live in a great part of Idaho that allow... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:44:21 EST Starting out Here I am, just beginning my journey. It feels so good to track my food and exercise again, I don't know why I ever stop.Just hard to do good things for myself, I suppose. I have fibromyalgia, which can really get me down. I work full time, and cook good meals, my downfall is snacking. When I hurt, I tend to eat. I hope that this forum give me the kick in the jeans that I need to resume caring for me! Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:55:23 EST In need of a buddy!! I live in Nampa Idaho and I would really love a workout or walking buddy! Anybody up for the task? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:15:06 EST New-ish :) Hi, my name is Kim. Im a mom of two little boys and need to get in shape to keep up with them. I'm not new to sparkpeople, but I haven't been really involved before. I'm hoping that by getting involved it will be easier to stay on track. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 17:25:37 EST I'm new and ultimately want to lose 100 pounds,. Hi everyone! <BR> I just got onto this site and love it! I'm 49 years old and weigh 237 pounds. I ultimately would like to lose 100 pounds. I know that I have to do it little by little. I face some health challenges because I have MS..I suffer from MS fatigue which is different from regular fatigue. Other than that, I am perfectly healthy. I have everything to exercise at home, I just got a recumbent bicycle and looking forward to use it. I have great arm strength, although I can't due p... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:53:42 EST HI I am Jared My name is Jared and I am returning i'll do it this time lol. Thu, 6 Jun 2013 01:44:41 EST Jared Hi I'm Jared. I am from Idaho and hope to lose 50 lb. Hope we can help each other. Fri, 31 May 2013 02:23:35 EST New members Hello everyone! I am 34 years old and live in Boise. I am excited to try SP. I have tried many diets, along with exercise, in the past 2 years and I managed to gain weight with each one. I have gained 40 pounds within the past 3 years and it is time for all that extra weight to go away! I just started taking Phentermine last week, so hopefully with that and keeping track of my diet and exercise, I will finally be able to lose some of this weight. I am currently 203 lbs and my GW is 150. Sun, 26 May 2013 11:24:27 EST Pedometer Just got my pedometer on Friday. Set it up Saturday morning and tracked my steps. Trying to get to the 10,000 steps per day. Only got the 8550 on Saturday, but on Sunday went over with 10,850. Had to get an extra walk in yesterday to make that happen. Monday, back at my desk job. I can see how this could be a challenge when you sit almost all day. Will be taking my breaks outside on a walk. Anxious to see what it is after a day at work. Mon, 20 May 2013 12:02:25 EST Hello From SE Idaho Hi everyone, <BR> I am new to the site and excited to see how it all works. I have had success in the past with food tracking online doing Weight Watchers but couldn't afford the program any longer. There seems to be a lot of great features to . I like to walk, swim , bike and have completed 3 triathlons I am going to at least one this summer . I am happy to be a part of the group having motivated buddies is wonderful, thanks for the invite ! <BR> Sat, 18 May 2013 15:08:01 EST dolphin1069 I'm Calli, and I joined Sparks people a few days ago. This site it so helpful as I track my weight loss. My biggest fear was calculating my calories. Sparks people took that fear away. I look forward to my journey. Sun, 12 May 2013 12:11:59 EST I'm a Spark newbie too (Sparkie? ;-) Hi! I'm 62, diagnosed with idiopathic cardiomyopathy out of the blue about 3 years ago, have a pacemaker and implanted defibrillator. I need to lose 50 lbs and have had no success. I've used Wii Fit Plus with balance board for 3 months. It's improved my fitness but no weight loss (haven't gained either, thankfully). I hope SparkPeople will help me lose the extra pounds. It's my 4th day here. Using the Nutrition Tracker from day one, I've already learned where I can improve my diet. What a gre... Sat, 11 May 2013 12:55:33 EST May challenge? I'm doing a personal May challenge and trying to walk 20 pounds this month. Anyone want to join me? :) Sat, 4 May 2013 20:39:50 EST Hello Hey, new to Spark and the Eat to Live way of eating. Hope to get support that keeps me on track. Lived in the panhandle for the last 16 years this month and love it love it love it. Have 3 grown, almost grown boys & a husband that began a new job in Jan. where he travels 1 week a month. Live is good EXCEPT for the HIGHLY fluctuating weight issue that I deal with now since menopause. If I'm not dieting, I'm gaining. <em>46</em> Enjoy the day! Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:27:52 EST What is everyone doing this weekend? I hear that the farmers market is going to be in Boise anyone going? I live to far away to go to it. I plan on studying my Bible and doing homework. I would like to take a walk outside if its not raining. Fri, 5 Apr 2013 21:26:55 EST I am half-way to Idaho City I wish I had a place and and someone to walk with. I have dirt rocky roads and up hill. I want to do some exercises in water...maybe the new hot springs, but it is expensive. I have DDD and heart disease from attack in 1996, high Cholesterol and now Tri's too. Anybody else in my neck of the woods <em>213</em> ? I am female, 61. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:17:35 EST Hi Everyone!!! My name is Karli, I am 21 years old. I joined for a few reasons one because I am trying to get through a really depressing time in my life and I am trying to better myself. I am also trying to get myself to the best possible place for when me and significant other start trying to conceive. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:02:58 EST Helloo My name is Tracy and I have lived in Boise for 10 years after living in Mtn. Home for eight years. In the last five years I have gained 20 pounds which I really need to drop. It is nice to see a SparkPeople page for individuals from Idaho. I think it is a good way to find out about races and outings going around Idaho. Best of luck to all!! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:25:39 EST Hello from Boise My name is Tracy and I've lived in Boise for almost ten years after living in Mtn. Home for eight years. I made a "bucket list" for my 45th bday last year of goals I would like to accomplish before I turn 46. One of the goals was to lose 20 pounds by my next bday but I'm not doing very well so I thought to give this a try. Nice to meet you all and wish you the best on obtaining your goals this year! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:27:20 EST Looking for some changes! Hi, I am Pam and I am trying to lose weiht this year. I probobly won't spend much time on message boards because I work and go to school and I am married and I have 2 kids! I have a question, though, and have no idea where to ask it... <BR> <BR> Pam Jones Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:51:50 EST TOO LOW IN IDAHO, NEED A SPARK TO GET A START HI, MY NAME IS KRISTIE AND I LIVE IN IDAHO. I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH WEIGHT PROBLEMS FOR MOST OF MY LIFE. I JUST FOUND THIS SITE YESTERDAY, SO FAR IT SEEMS REALLY GREAT, AND I AM REALLY EXCITED. SO FAR I HAVE REALIZED MY PORTIONS ARE WAY TOO FULL OF CALORIES. <BR> ON A POSITIVE NOTE---WHAT TO DO ON A 15 MINUTE BREAK AT THE HOSPITAL? GO TO THE BATHROOM, DRINK A GLASS OF WATER, AND GO ON A 10 MINUTE WALK IN THE BUILDING, BECAUSE "BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE". Fri, 4 Jan 2013 13:13:21 EST Motivation Buddy Request! I joined Spark in 2009 and just enjoy the articles, posts and recipes! I like being able to hear from people with the same goals, etc. in mind. I would really like to lose the extra weight I have been carrying for years and read somewhere the other day that very few things do we accomplish without some help and motivation from others. Looking for a buddy to do just that. Wishing everyone the best 2012 possible! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:54:14 EST Let me introduce myself . . . Hello Team Spark Idaho! My name is Cyndi and I am 28. I am VERY new to SparkPeople. I signed up ten minutes ago. I live in Boise and I have lived in Idaho all my life. I have been struggling for what seems like forever with my weight. Last year I hit up the gym and joined Weight Watchers. I lost 30 pounds and started feeling very awesome about myself. Well, life happened and those things became hard to pay for and bad food became more desirable. So, here I am. Ready to lose again but this tim... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 20:58:50 EST exercise My goal is to exercise... sounds simple huh? Well not so much 8-5 on my butt in an office and 5-8 being wife and mother... leaves NO TIME. So my goal this week is to search high and low for "in office" exercise options (at least until the winter ends) that will help me get somewhere... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 18:57:48 EST A new beginning Hello everyone, I am in Idaho Falls and freezing my butt off (if only it were true!) I started spark people today with 86 pounds to lose... I am terrified of failure but my health is being affected and I have children I have to be there for. I currently work an 8-5 office job (secretary spread for 1 please) and I spend the rest of my time being wife and mother. Things are tight (i mean everything but clothes, but you know them too) so I am trying the free online approach because I have no ide... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 18:54:18 EST Goals I forgot to do this yesterday so I am doing today. My short term goal is to stay on track and keep on track and loss two pounds a week. Long term goal is to reach my weight goal by the end of next year 2014 Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:56:01 EST I keep coming back. Hi I'm Robbie, from Nampa. Been trying to lose weight off and on for years and this year I have to lose it and tone it up! My baby sister is getting married in July and has chosen bridesmaid dresses that will not look good on my 173 pounds of fat. My basic goal is to be at 150 by May 1st and have a nice toned body. I want to have more energy to play with my kids, take better care of my body's outside as well as in. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:00:49 EST Just saying Hello! I am new here, and just very interested in what is going on. Looking forward to shedding all of this extra weight in the New year, and I feel this is a good place to start! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:04:28 EST From Boise Idaho I started on my journey last year in 2011 January, but my grand kids where here for the summer and got off track now I am having a hard time getting back on track. I had lost 88 lbs and then gained 20 lbs back and I don't want to go back up where I was. In January of 2013 I am going to be going to the YMCA to the water arobics for my exercise because I have a very hard time walking or standing very long because I have arthritis in my hip and knees. The weater is the only way I can get any exe... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:57:14 EST obese and sick and tired of it I am 70 years old and it's time to get rid of this extra weight. I have been trying for 25 or more years now but lose and gain back and forth,etc. I pray this program will help me to change my lifestyle, get health, and more agile. I need all the help I can get to help me to carry through this time to rid the extra weight. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:12:02 EST New member I have never done this before so I really don't know what I am supposed to do. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:23:05 EST Hello, My name is Alisa, and I live in Nampa, Idaho. I have gained 100 + pounds and need support and motivation to help me lose the weight. I know that if I lost the weight I would feel better, but I have health issues that limit my mobility. I am also going through early menopause and that also does not help. I am trying to keep a positive attitude even with everything I deal with. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:32:44 EST Hello, My name is Alisa, and I live in Nampa, Idaho. I have gained 100 + pounds and need support and motivation to help me lose the weight. I know that if I lost the weight I would feel better, but I have health issues that limit my mobility. I am also going through early menopause and that also does not help. I am trying to keep a positive attitude even with everything I deal with. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:32:43 EST Hello. This site looks pretty cool! Hi everyone my name is Ashley. Im in my early 20's... I looked into this site because ive gained A LOT of weight since i got married and had my baby. Like a lot of weight to lose! Around 100 lbs. The things im struggling with is motivation. I get really excited about a diet or exercise program, then after a couple days im "bleh, i dont feel like exercising" or "its ok i will only eat a little" (which it stupid because i definitely have a portion control problem!) I always seem to talk myself ... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:24:56 EST I'm new to all this Hi all! I'm Mary and new to all this. I have never blogged before and am just 2 steps up from a total computer idiot. I live in Boise and I am trying to loose 80 lbs and get heart healthy. I am looking forward being in the community and learning to navigate the website. Good day to all! <BR> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:52:59 EST new member Hi, I'm Rhonda. I live in the very small town of Winchester about 40 miles south of Lewiston. Look forward to hearing from fellow Idahoians. Thu, 8 Nov 2012 07:23:02 EST H,i new to Spark My name is Vicki, I started spark to help me track my progress on this journey to loose some inches and get into the clothes that I like to wear, and for my health. I am looking forward to checking out what all this site has to offer. I have found the workout videos, which is a very cool. I do not like to do the same thing over and over so I get very bored with working out very quickly. I am hoping this helps me. I homeschool my son so I am also doing this for him, I make him do the workouts ... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:08:04 EST Hi everyone = ) I am giving this a shot. I have lost weight before and it was very hard to do. I was determined I was not going to gain it back. Due to medical issues preventing me from doing anything but lay on the couch for almost 6 months I have gained it all back plus some. Because of the circumstances this time I decided to try something new. Glad to have a support system! Tue, 9 Oct 2012 14:13:48 EST New to this site I am currently living in Pocatello. My baby went into the Marines in June, so I have lost my motivation. He always told me to focus on my PMA (positive Mental attitude). This is harder than it sounds. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 16:27:26 EST Hello Everyone Hello Everyone, <BR> My name is Betty. I am married and we have one grown son. (No grand-kids, unless you count the 4 legged kind. :) ). I am a special education teacher at a middle school which takes a HUGE amount of my time. I am wanting/needing to create a healthier lifestyle including some time for just me, more sleep and exercise. I need to lose 50- 55 pounds. Wow! Amazing isn't it how the pounds just sneak on? I am new to Sparkpeople but have lived in Ada County most of my life.... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:16:15 EST Hi--- I am Amanda. I am married, have three kids and live in Boise. I am hoping to learn how to eat right, get healthy and meet some great people. I'm still trying to figure out the site, so I'd love some pointers. <BR> <BR> Thanks - I look forward to getting to know you all. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:12:21 EST Madissen Hi! My name is Madissen and I'm brand new to the site-it looks amazing so far! I don't have a ton of weight to lose, but I want to tone up and make healthy eating a habit 24/7. I'm 23 years old and a ballet dancer so keeping my body in prime condition is not only important, but vital to my career. I work at a fast food restaurant and sometimes struggle with my nutritional choices. :) But overall, I'm very motivated and would appreciate any help to stay that way! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:56:39 EST Grace/Caribou County Buddy?? Hey all! I'm a 28 yo mommy of four looking for someone in Grace or Caribou County who may want a buddy. I'd love to find someone who I can excercise with, encourage, and be a team with. I feel like I need a little more accountability to keep going... Thanks! <BR> <BR> Brandi Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:12:29 EST total noob to this site :) Just wanted to send a quick "Hello" to everyone here. My name is Nina and I'm 25 with a 9 almost 10 yr old boy. I live, work, and study in Boise. I am just starting this weightless journey. I am looking to start a work out group soon so if anyone is interested send me a message. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 15:19:06 EST Nervous Hello, my name is Genette and a friend of my referred me to I'm glad they did. I am nervous about doing this. Sometimes I feel alone. My husband is very supportive, but he really doesn't need to exercise with me. We have been throwing money down the drain at a gym. I am afraid of walking through the doors by myself. I have had a few people offer to go with me, but I want them to tell me when they are ready to go. I know they have a busier life then I do. <BR> <BR> Would love ... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:31:54 EST Good Morning, Idaho! All these fires are scarey! I read in the Statesman this morning that "the fires in Idaho are expected to keep burning until the snow falls" - YIKES, I hope not! <BR> Ok, about me - I live in Idaho Falls, legally OLD this month (65) but far from "done". I joined a gym a year ago and the difference in my health and strength are amazing! Familiar with the greenbelt here? A year ago I could barely walk up my stairs, last Monday I walked 3 miles on the river! Yay Me! <BR> I w... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:58:27 EST Howdy Hi All, I live in the fantastic Silver Valley in North Idaho... looking to lose around 40-50ish pounds, been ciggy free for a 135 days now!! Yeah, but put on 11 pounds, I am a Mama and Grandma. Do exercise 3 times a week but would love to increase that to daily. Getting ready for the Dirty Dash 5K in Missoula in September so gotta get going on the fitness level. Talk to y'all soon. : ) Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:23:16 EST Newbie Hi, I am very uncomfortable right now. I really do not know what to say. I joined SparkPeople, because I want to lose / need to lose weight, I cannot do it on my own (tried and gained weight) and I have tried other programs, but the cost made them prohibitive for the long term (left and gained back a few extra pounds more that I lost). I found SparkPeople when I was doing a websearch, and it sounded like a place where I could find support and perhaps give support to other. It will... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 20:00:17 EST Hello Everyone! I just wanted to say hi! I am excited to start working out and losing weight. Need to be healthy for my kids and hubby. I just hope I am doing it the right way. Can't go wrong if you try, right? Anyway hope everyone has a marvelous day! Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:44:53 EST Workout buddy in CDA Hi, I'm looking for a workout friend here in the CDA area. I belong to the Kroc center and try to go 3-4 times a week. I'm pretty flexible on when I can go. Thanks for looking :) Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:28:32 EST New Beginnings I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. My name is Nicole, full time mom, spouse and worker. I'm hoping to gain some motivation here to help me with my weightloss goals. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 04:33:55 EST New to Boise and the group! New to the group, and just moved to the Boise area about 10 months ago. I really like the area, and see so many things to do outside- Now I just need to get my body in shape so that I can do them! <BR> Trying to get healthy also because my husband and I have just decided we'd like to start a family. I'm 33 and he's 35 and we aren't getting any younger!! :) <BR> I've got about 100 pounds to lose for my frame, but I'd be ok with 85. Just gotta get started. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:29:47 EST sabotaging self want to lose 50 pounds , lost ten however I think I am sabotaging myself as last few days all I have done is eat, I don't dare stand on scales today to see what damage has been done instead I am going to try and start over today. see if I can feel good by the forth of July ;) Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:03:24 EST New Member I just joined today. I have been looking for a good online support group for weight loss and I hope I have found it! Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:01:15 EST Uggghhhh! I had my physical today...Not Good, Not Good! I guess it's time to get serious. I have 9 kids that I depend on me! Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:00:40 EST Hello! That's BoiCEE, or BoiZEE, depending on where you are from. <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I have lived in Boise and Meridian area for a long time now. I love Idaho and all it has to offer. Here in Boise I have access to skiing (hate it but love the ski area in the summer), the Greenbelt, and a couple of city parks ideal for hiking just around the corner from me. <BR> I would love to see even more of Idaho than I already have. So much to see and do. <BR> I got lazy and I got obese, so I'm gla... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 05:01:24 EST Hello again! Back AGAIN <em>198</em> <BR> Can you believe it? I can and can't. I tried another online meetings place (paid), I tried it on my own, I have made many starts and no finishes. Weight is back on again. So I signed into Sparks people again and would you believe that my last login was june 7, 2011. With the EXACT SAME starting weight and goals. This time I have decided to not look at the BIG picture. I have set my goal into 3 chunks. It just looks more manageable, when I see a goal loss of 22 and not 66..... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 03:39:46 EST New here...sorta Hi all, my name is Sarah, and I am sort of new here. I joined SparkPeople four years ago, but I didn't stick with it. Long story and a visit from my mom later, I decided I could no longer wait to make the changes I so desperately need. So, I started South Beach with my husband yesterday, and thought I'd check back in here. I am scared to death to fail, because it is just plain not an option this time. I do NOT, no, CAN NOT continue on this path any more. So I am starting over, this time... Mon, 28 May 2012 21:38:10 EST Hello, I'm a newbee My name is Lori and I am over 50, a nursing student at NNU and need to loose weight and be healthy. Hope this site will help give me support and the encouragement to stay on track. Sun, 27 May 2012 11:25:34 EST Hi, I am MamaSheddinFat! Nice to meet all of you! I started my weight loss journey on October 3, 2011 and have since lost 81 lbs! I still have 197 more to lose to hit my goal weight. My first goal is to lose 100lbs by 6/26, my 44th birthday...and I just may make it!!! So happy! I hope to reach final goal by my 45th! <BR> Would love to get to know all of you, and help support you. Fri, 25 May 2012 23:17:49 EST Why do I never know what to put here??? Hello, everyone. I've been on Sparkpeople for quite awhile now, but I've never made my way around to the forums. Just a little shy, I suppose. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself for once instead of hanging out in the background. My name is Megan, I live in the Boise area, occasionally Nampa when I'm hanging out with my boyfriend. I'm 23, almost 24 years old, work full-time, go to school part-time. It can get kind of hectic and sometimes I find myself eating whatever I can when I can fi... Tue, 22 May 2012 21:12:58 EST Hi my name is Anna! Hi everyone! I am very excited to be a SparkPerson! ;o) I am 40 years old and want to be healthier than I was when I was 20! I have changed my eating habits (watching my portions and eating more veges and fruit). I am working on finding fun exercises to do, I have a hard time exercising in the heat, does anyone have a hard time in the heat like I do? Thankfully, I have a cool basement I can work out in, so currently I am searching different things on Netflix and on here. Any advice you may ... Wed, 16 May 2012 10:04:50 EST CDA dreary and Cold! Hello, hope you all are having a great day. Cold and dreary up here in beautiful North Idaho, CDA could use some sunshine (longer than 15 mins would be nice). Thu, 3 May 2012 14:48:39 EST Hey all, looking for support, how 'bout you? Hello there. Never introduced myself to an online team, but there's a first time for everything right? I'm currently a college student here in Idaho and want to have my high school body again (don't we all though?), I tried a few sports in high school, but fell in love with theater. I'm involved in different community theaters around the valley, and was on the student Improv Comedy team at the college for a little bit. I volunteer lots of my time to Operation: Military Kids (if any are intere... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:20:30 EST Trying to get to where I was I am a grandma who has always been very active. At least I was until I had an accident and broke my kneecap. This injury has really sidelined me and now I find myself gaining more lbs. than I know what to with. I work full time, many days on my feet all day, so consequently, after I get home and get dinner cooked, I find it hard to do any besides sit. I am hoping that if I can lose the 15 lbs that I have gained, maybe the pain will ease up as well. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:26:24 EST Introduction Greetings from Boise! I'm fairly new to SparkPeople and still discovering what it all entails. While I've been trying to focus on a healthy living approach for years, I've only been tracking my nutrition and fitness for about a month, inputting foods I eat and recipes I make. The nutrition tracker has been very insightful in helping me watch and balance carbs, fats, calories and protein. I'm doing pretty well staying in my ranges. <BR> <BR> I've been devoted to healthy eating and exercis... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:29:21 EST Hello Everyone :) My name is Kassie and I joined a little over a month ago, I felt like it would be good to join a group and gain some motivation. I am 20 years old and I just really want to get healthy. I am currently 225 pounds and I would like to be down to 150 by December at the latest!! My husband is currently doing his training for the Army and will be gone until September and I really want to surprise him by how great I look! I look forward to talking to everyone and shedding some major pounds!!! Sat, 31 Mar 2012 23:12:03 EST Hi I am new! Hello <BR> I am a returner. I was on Spark a few years ago and left and now I am back. Two years agp I was 265, unhealth and unhappy. Now I am 182 and struggling. My goal is 140 and I am having a hard time getting there. <BR> I live here in Boise and I need all the help that I can get. <BR> Due to things that got out of control I had to be placed in and Assisted Living where they control my diet and still my weight is and issue and I can't loose the weight. <BR> I have permission to be here ... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 01:21:20 EST Positive progress not perfection It is so easy to be down on myself when I misstep. All of what I have accomplished before is NOT lost or negated! All I have to do is keep stepping in the right direction. I WILL arrive at my goals. Tue, 6 Mar 2012 18:50:03 EST Time to Sparkle! Here we go, gonna give this website a go. Been working out good, but i'm hoping that this will give me the extra push i need to get my eating to where i want it to be. Fri, 2 Mar 2012 18:19:31 EST Hello Idaho! Hi everyone! My name is Micki. I am new to Spark and I am so excited! My goal is to lose 50 lbs. I have joined the site for the nutrition tools and for support. I know that to be successful support is the key. I love going for walks with my dogs Amy and Baxter and playing at the park with my daughter. I have one important goal and that is to be able to really play and participate with my daughter. I am so happy to have found Spark! Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:29:22 EST Hello to all my fellow Idahoans Hi y'all! it's GREAT to be a member of Spark! I fell head over heels in LOVE with this site on Valentines day....I think it was fate LOL!! Anyway just wanted to give a shout out to any members from OROFINO! Home of the Mighty Maniacs! Would love to hear from y'all Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:25:12 EST Hi Everyone I am from Lewiston. I just joined yesterday and am looking forward to losing some weight so I can enjoy the river and outdoors this summer. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:25:13 EST Fresh Idaho Spud Just stumbled across this site today, and just happened to be on a diet. This will definetly be a huge help as I continue. Up here in the panhandle of the state in Lewiston. Excited to join the team. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:16:39 EST HI I am new here...! Just wanted to give a shout to all my Idahoan neighbors and see if I know anyone. If you would like to talk and help motivate each other just message me. I plan on being on here daily. :) Sat, 11 Feb 2012 17:57:19 EST 25 years old and 20 pounds to lose Hi, everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Dana, and I just found out I have insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes. I've been put on the insulin resistance diet, and told that I need to lose 20 pounds. I feel overwhelmed by the thought of losing so much weight, and worry that I will not be able to. But, I am here, and hoping to make a positive change in my life. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 13:37:03 EST Hi - not new to Idaho just new to SparkTeam One of the over 50 group and looking to maintain my exercise goals and weight loss. Just checking out the page to see if there are communities or challenges in Boise I might possibly join. Please let me know what is out there. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sat, 4 Feb 2012 14:42:05 EST deleting favorite foods I was wondering if anyone know how to delete items off of their Favorite Foods list? I accidently clicked an item and now I can't get rid of it... Please help! Sun, 29 Jan 2012 18:02:55 EST Hi Im new... Hello Everyone my name is Calissa and I am still figuring this whole website out so if you have any advice I am glad to hear it. I am 23 from Boise and I just enrolled in college and I am planning on becoming an RN. Looking forward to that. I randomly found all sorts of motivation lately and got myself enrolled in school within 2 weeks of deciding I wanted to go and I have decided that I was going to use that same motivation with my weight. I have set the goal of meeting my goal weight by my ... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:09:48 EST hoping to find good encouragement here Hey, I'm a mom of 4 and a busy wife. Hope to find ideas on getting and staying healthy. I am completely computer illiterate so it is taking me a while to navigate. Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:14:11 EST Hello... Hello, I'm Venus... from the Boise, Idaho area. I am a 35 year old (almost 36) mother of two wonderful boys ages 18 and 14 and 3 Chihuahua kids. Chip age 9, Gidget (my baby girl) age 6 and Dale age 5. My hubby and I will be celebrating 20 amazing years of marriage this May. One year ago I was at my idea weight… in the past year I have gain just over 30lbs and lost my exercise habits… I am hoping this will help me get back on track. <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:18:41 EST I hope I can do this! My name is Mandy and I have decided that it's time to take my life back. It is becoming difficult to keep up with my two beautiful daughters,one is 8 and the other one is 3 and they are very busy. I also have a wonderful husband. We have been married for 11 years and we have many more to go!! I need to start taking care of my self so that I can be here for them. They are my world. I really hope I can do this and stick with it. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 19:18:59 EST Fruits & Veggies / Great Resource! I would like to share this valuable resource that MAY be available in your area. Bountiful Baskets is a non profit co-op that you can pay a low fee to receive lots of fresh fruits & veggies every week. I started a few months ago & love it! To see if there is one in your area to participate in, go to FYI, this is not an advertisement, because like I said it is a non profit co op. Nobody makes a dime! <BR> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 11:57:39 EST Hey there! So I'm just getting the hang of this website - it seems a bit overwhelming at first with so much to do, but I'll get the hang of it - and I'm excited to get started! If you're interested in my goals and my interests, well my major goal is to get fit and healthy by loosing weight so that I can be more physically strong and enduring. Yet, I mostly just want to live a long healthy life - who doesn't? My interests involve anything outdoorsy - camping, hiking, trail riding, fishing, you name it - ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:49:57 EST ~*~Workout Group~*~ I wanting to get a workout group together. I'm in Nampa and want to meet two or more so times a week. Would anyone be interested? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 20:13:38 EST In need of a lady workout partner!!! HI! I work out at the Gold's Gym in Pocatello 3 times a week and would LOVE to have a workout buddy! I get bored and stop going because I have no one to challenge me. It's a 40 mile drive for me so I would love to have someone to talk to while I'm there and to challenge me! Let me know if you're interested. :D Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:53:27 EST glad to be here <em>249</em> hi: my name is ken and i live in boise. i joined the spark team because i would like to live a healthly lifestye. hope to spend some time talking to all of you more in the future. <BR> <BR> ken Tue, 6 Dec 2011 23:01:29 EST Mountain Home Afb Anyone else on base or in town??? I feel like im the only one here Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:43:20 EST Brand spankin new! Hi, I am a newbie, and am not sure where to start. I am praying that this site will help me lose the weight that I need to in order for my body to feel better. I have back issues and arthritis and being overweight brings a lot more pain than I think I would have if I was not as heavy. So hello everyone, hope we can be friends and help one another get to our goals. Thanks all! Sat, 12 Nov 2011 21:00:22 EST I'm new! I'm new, kind of. I've been on and off SparkPeople three times now, but am hoping that the third times the charm. I'm a single parent of two teenagers (HELP!!). I deal with depression/anxiety every day, as well as emotional eating. My goal is to lose 25 pounds in the hopes that it will help with some of the issues I've mentioned. Any guidance and encouragement would be appreciated!!! Wed, 9 Nov 2011 00:41:59 EST newbie Hi, <BR> Very nervous, new to blogs and such. Moved from N.J. to Id. 2.5 yrs ago. My husband and me <BR> love it. I miss nyc. I am 52 and need to drop 30 lbs. I was on the program last year and quit after dropping 12 lbs. Every attempt gives me more insight into my behaviors. The behaviors that sabotage and the ones that kept 7lbs off for this year. This time I am more clear on reasons for weight loss. It is not just a fashion statement for me. It is about taking responsibility for my actio... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 16:48:04 EST November BE THANKFUL Month We should huddle everyday this month what we are thankful for! Wed, 2 Nov 2011 11:23:21 EST 11am Nov 7th at Souper!Salad! Let's get together! Calling all Idaho Sparkpeople!!! <BR> <BR> Souper!Salad! <BR> 3327 North Eagle Road, Suite 170 <BR> Meridian, ID 83646-7790 <BR> (208) 884-4490 <BR> <BR> Time to get together monthly! We are going to meet the 1st Monday of every month at 11am for lunch. Jim & I will be there till 1pm. Please join us for as little or as long as you can. <BR> We are going to do a men’s table and a ladies table as we grow in numbers. While we are a small group, we will stay at one table. Jim and I like to pl... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:45:30 EST Hello from the North Hi everyone, <BR> I am new to SP and looking forward to losing many pounds! <BR> I live 6 miles outside of Sandpoint with my husband and dog. I am recuperating from foot surgery so cannot walk on trails or use the treadmill, my favorite exercises. I am happy to see that the SP site offers a variety of others ways to strengthen bodies; that is a big help. <BR> I am happy to find a group of Idahoans, too. I don't feel like a total stranger now. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:04:32 EST Hi New from St Maries. Im still a bit confused , this site has sooooo much information! Tue, 4 Oct 2011 18:11:46 EST Guinness World Record! Tues Oct 11th, 4-8pm, Nampa Help us break the Guinness World Record! <BR> JUMPING JACKS FOR 1 MINUTE <BR> Tuesday, October 11th anytime from 4-8pm <BR> Idaho Athletic Club in Nampa, Idaho <BR> <BR> is excited to partner with National Geographic Kids magazine to try to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks! We need more than 20,000 people to do jumping jacks to break the record. Kids and adults can participate by doing one minute—that's right, just 60 seconds!—of jumpi... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:57:59 EST I'm new to SP & new to Meridian area Hello! I'm a returning member to Spark People. It's been a couple years. I'm getting pretty desperate to lose this weight. I'm the biggest I've ever been minus pregnancies. Truth be told I feel fat and ugly. I used to be a size 2 and now I have 90 lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> I'm fairly new to the Meridian area. I haven't really met anyone here and I'm so in need some adult conversation! :) Fri, 30 Sep 2011 01:19:02 EST St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration Hi fellow Idahoans! Is anyone out there participating in the 5K this weekend in Boise? My sisters-in-law, mother-in-law, neices and I are all going. Unfortunately, I won't be running....I will be walking though. Maybe next year I will be able to run it. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:01:44 EST Shakeology Anyone else here using Shakeology? I'm loving it! I've lost 5.5 lbs in 2 mo. and I've lost at least 4 inches off of my waist! So excited to find something healthy and something that works! If you'd like to learn more about it, please send me a message. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:14:37 EST I'm New My name is Jared I'm from Lewiston, Idaho and want to lose a lot of pounds. I want to get healthy for my family (I want to be around for a few Years). I like to play video games this will be my biggest problem I think and I love to eat another problem. Well hope to get to know some of you and i hope this program will work. Thank you. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:01:00 EST I'm New My name is Jared I'm from Lewiston, Idaho and want to lose a lot of pounds. I want to get healthy for my family (I want to be around for a few Years). I like to play video games this will be my biggest problem I think and I love to eat another problem. Well hope to get to know some of you and i hope this program will work. Thank you. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 17:58:22 EST Hello Hello. My name is Charity. I live in the Boise area with my husband and 2 dogs. I am very excited to have found a site that supports me and my goals. I am on my way to a healthier me. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:17:00 EST Howdy new friends Hi everyone, I am new to this sight and am excited to be here. I grew up in Portland, Or...moved to Meridian in 1995 and last week moved to Pocatello to go back to school at ISU. Big changes in my life, but it's going to be a great ride!!! Sat, 27 Aug 2011 17:23:09 EST Pre-Diabetic Hi, I just found out I am pre-diabetic. I'm looking for a message for pretaining to this. Thanks Renee Sat, 6 Aug 2011 16:22:44 EST Caldwell girl :) I'm 31 and my body has been screaming at me to get healthy so I don't feel like I'm 90! I'm a mother of 2 to a beautiful daughter Jasmine who is 10 years old and a baby...well, toddler now, Henry who just turned one the end of June! PS, my husband's name is Mark...and he is definitely one of those guys that can eat anything and not gain a pound, lol! <BR> <BR> I was obese after having my daughter, and I lost a lot of weight, the wrong way (ephedrine) and gained it all back again when I start... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:16:14 EST Hey Everyone!! I am new to this site, I heard about it through a friend. I really like it so far. I am Cali. I am trying to lose some weight and have a healthier lifestyle. I love to meet new people. So please feel free to contact me anytime. I am really hoping this site will help me with my goals. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:28:14 EST Mothers Are there any mom's on here that live in Nampa or near Nampa who have kids younger than 5? I'm tryin to get some playdates together where I don't have to drive to Boise all the time. And unfortuntly I don't know any other moms. My son is two and I love taking him to the park. I'm just to shy to just start talking to the other moms there. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 22:57:45 EST Women's Fitness Celabration I am inviting all the ladies on SparkPeople to join my team and walk the fitness walk. If you have never participated in this walk do yourself a favor and join. It is so much fun and energizing. The team name is Sparkle Sisters and it saves you some money to join a team. Oh and if you join the team before the end of the month you will get a colored T-shirt! I look forward to you participating. <BR> St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration <BR> This is a link to get you started. <BR> www.celebr... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:27:52 EST Question How many ounces of water is considered a glass of water?? Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:07:43 EST Hi Everyone Hi everyone my name is Jorgene I am 27 years old. I have been struggling with my weight all of my life I come from a big family so it does not help. I have always said I am going to start a diet and exercise but never got around to it. After being asked if I was pregnant the other day I came to the hard realization that I needed to get on the wagon NOW! So here I am my goal is to lose 50 pounds by May 2012 I think it is pretty realistic-about a pound a week or so-wish me luck! Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:58:32 EST Meeting at the library on a weekly basis Hi to everyone out there. I would love to meet with other persons out there who are using the sparkpeople program to loose weight. The library, that I use, has kindly agreed to let me use for a meeting place for a sparkspeople program. I would love to organize something in which we could meet once a week, and discuss what motivates us, what recipes we love, and just encourage one another to continue on the program. Also anything else???? Is there anyone out there that is interested in m... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 13:38:05 EST I'm Back Hi everyone. I'm an old member of spark people that quit for a while. I've put about 10 lb. back on since I left, but I'm going to try to get back on track. I don't seem to have the motivation I once had so I would really like to get motivated again. Good luck to you all and have a great day! Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:45:18 EST Good Morning! Good Morning Spark Idaho! It is supposed to be 70 degrees with a small chance of thunder showers today. <BR> <BR> Here's hoping it's not raining at lunch time.Have a great, fit, day Sparkers. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 09:50:50 EST Hey! I live in Nampa and am a father of four. My wife, JMONTOYA6 signed up and showed me this site. I signed up because I need help keeping track of my intake. I'm fairly active and would like to shed a few pounds. Mon, 30 May 2011 13:05:09 EST New here! From North Idaho Hello, I am a very unhappy insecure 36 year old woman with two teenage boys. I am happily married to a wonderful man who has no problems that I am currently 162lbs. He loves me at any weight. <BR> I am an emotional eater. I eat when I am stressed, depressed, scared, sad, bored, and anxious. I need motivation. I need to get this weight off and get back to my healthy center. I try to log on every day. I try to force myself to walk at least 30 minutes a day. <BR> I want to be healthy. ... Sat, 28 May 2011 13:22:13 EST Wanted to say Hello! Rob from Post Falls, here. Started a Workout plan about 3 weeks ago, and have stuck too it so far. Want to go farther and lose weight too, saw this site and though it was worth a shot. 30 something Dad with a stressful job just trying to be healthy. Thanks. Mon, 23 May 2011 13:39:45 EST Rookie Good morning! I'm Lowell from Bellevue. I just joined to see if I can shed most of the extra weight I carry around with me. Good to see you! Mon, 23 May 2011 10:55:00 EST NEWEST MEMBER HELLO EVERYONE, I FOUND THIS SITE VIA MY SISTER IN CALIFORNIA WHO JUST SIGNED UP! SO HERE I AM!! ABOUT ME: I AM HALF HAWAIIAN AND HAVE BEEN ATTENDING BSU FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS NOW. I AM AN ENGLISH MAJOR WHO ENJOYS READING, WRITING AND BEING CREATIVE. I HAVE STRUGGLED BEING IN IDAHO AS THE WINTERS ARE JUST NOT MY CUP OF TEA! I HATE BEING COLD AND BEING STUCK INDOORS HAS NOT DONE MY BODY, MIND OR HEALTH WELL AT ALL. I HAVE SOME SERIOUS CHANGES THAT NEED TO OCCUR AS MY HEALTH HAS NOT BEEN ON THE UP ... Thu, 12 May 2011 00:01:40 EST Ryan's MOM Hi, I am Kathi Lewis from Pine, ID. We manage the golf course and I lost my son to a heart attack 2 yrs. ago. Since, I have gained 25 pounds after a long battle with auto immune disease and being on steroids. Looking to loose that weight from my Grandson and son. I host a charity event in Ryan's name each year called "Albino Ryno Golf Tournament" and give the proceeds to a charity. I have had alot of trouble loosing belly fat, any ideas? I walk a mile a day.Thanks! Mon, 9 May 2011 14:44:19 EST Thanks for the welcome! Hello everyone! I am so excited to be part of the sparkle family. I am mother of three beautiful children, two daughters and a son, and the wife of a great guy. I have been married for 14 years and have enjoyed every minute of it! I love to help those around me, and often spend most of my time taking care of everyone else, but myself. I have been 100lbs overweight, since I had my first child, fourteen years ago. I have realized that I need to learn to love and take care of myself, as I woul... Sat, 7 May 2011 22:36:07 EST new here Hello, I am a great Grandmother of 2 and 1 more on the way. I have joined the gym for the first time as I felt like I was withering away. I felt weak, breathless, and with no energy. I started with Water aerobics for artheritis (sp) even though I don't have it, but it is a way to gain my strenth back without the harsh movements and breathlessness. I have been going for a month now and have strenthened my core muscles but haven't lost any weight, which I expected to do. Hmm. I have a little o... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:10:56 EST Hello All ok, so here i go. as someone else i noticed i am not only computer challenged but dieting challenged. I hate it. but now i have to do it. good luck everyone....... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:28:06 EST A more healthy ME!! DayOne! I am so excited to start! Have been trying to lose weight but didn't really have a plan. So excited to find this website! Got everything set up and will start tomorrow! CAN'T WAIT!!!! Mon, 25 Apr 2011 23:45:08 EST Hi ") Hi I am Danae I had an account last year right around my wedding but found myself giving up and deleting it. That is not going to happen this time. I am currently 199 and I am never going to hit the 200 mark. (Last time I joined I was 199 and I got down to 179... And yet here I am again.) I need to find myself along this jouney and I think I just might be under all this somewhere. If you have any questions just ask. I love horses and hope to own some someday. I am married to my high school sw... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 22:42:23 EST question I was wondering how you add the cool weight tracker thing at the bottom of the post. i have been looking but cant firgure out how. thanks Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:11:33 EST New Member My name is Jerry. I am from Gooding. I am firmly and steadfastly resolved to losing weight because I want to be healthy. I spent six years in the Marine Corps and loved the feeling of being healthy and in-shape. My self-esteem was very high and I was proud of who I was. But, after a divorce and several personal missteps in my life I gave up on me and decided that I didn't care what happened to me. Of late, I have cause for caring about me and what happens to my physically, emotionally, and so... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:26:48 EST Hi and I am new Hi all <BR> I am Fleetwitch. I have been on SparkPeople for a while and I just found this page and would like to join. I live in Boise, ID. I was 301 last Jan and as of today I am 194.4! <BR> I did it by eating half portions, more proteins and walking two to three times a day. Now I am going to the gym as often as I can. I am doing weights to tone up the loose skin. I am not sure how far I should go I am 5 1. My goal is 130 I am for any challenge to help in the last few pounds to go. <BR> Tha... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:50:31 EST Not sure if this is allowed but I need some help.. I'm sorry, I just don't know what else to do. Here's the deal, my family fostered a black lab mix a little over a year ago. My sister in law adopted the dog, fully aware that she was unable to have pets in her rental place but took him anyway (we didn't know) Since then, her landlord found out and my sister in law asked us to take care of the dog for a while until she could take him back. She's now decided that she doesn't want him back and its basically my responsibility to re-home him. Eith... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 17:59:03 EST newbie Hey! my name is Katy. I reside in pocatello. I'm recently new as of today!! i'm making alot of life changing goals and i'm going for it! i'm going to loose 70 pounds by 12/23/11. It's nice to meet all of you and i hope we can become friends! Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:41:36 EST Hello Everyone. I am new to this sight and excied to utilize all that it has to offer. I really want to meet people that have the same goals and struggles that I do. I Live in Boise Idaho, have hired a person trainer so I am putting my all into this. I really want to engulf my life with support and to also give support to those that need and want it as I do. My name is Marie and feel free to write and chat. <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:05:16 EST hi! Hey everyone. I'm 31, a nurse, mother of 2 and have lived in Idaho for almost 2 years now. I'm a diabetic, and my blood sugar has been through the roof as of late. My father died when I was a kid because of diabetes, and I'm terrified of ending up like him. <BR> <BR> I'm 169 lbs and holding. lol. my biggest challenge is exercise...I'm so embarrassed for anyone to see me doing it. But, the only other option for me is death. So...142 lbs here I come. I hope. Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:19:17 EST I keep failing. Hi. I'm 31, 5'7" and 169 lbs. I'm also a diabetic. I'm a pretty solid I have pretty big hands and feet and have never been "small". At 150 lbs I was doing pretty great, and I've lost a ton of weight but can't get down to 140. My blood sugar has been through the roof as of late, and I really want to live to meet my grand children. So I came here. I'm embarrassed for anyone to see me exercise and that's my strong hold in my goal to get healthy. So..thanks for having me. My father d... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:16:21 EST 27,974 members Theres 27,974 members on this team is there only one active member? Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:02:40 EST Running Store? Hi everyone. I'm new to running and bought some shoes, and don't think they are right. Where in the Pocatello area do people shop for running shoes? Do we have a "running store", or are we stuck with the big sports stores? Wed, 9 Mar 2011 23:45:44 EST Howdy everyone I joined when I saw this cool app for my Android phone in early January. Unfortunately I keep getting distracted from my goals! Darn! I LOVE this concept though, and just need to become more involved with using it daily. I just discovered the "IDAHO TEAM". Hey maybe somebody can keep me on task (I do have a little ADHD). I live here in Idaho Falls. I just need to get into doing some physical exercise more. I did lose 40# over the past 18 months. That wasn't too bad, but I still have ... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 04:21:32 EST CHERYL TWIN FALLS IDAHO HELLO ALL. I AM NEW TO YOUR PROGRAM. MY DOC TOLD ME ABOUT THIS SO I AM TRYING. I NEED HELP. I HAVE BATTLED MY WEIGHT SINCE FIRST GRADE. NOW ITS BAD. I AM A WIDOW FOR A YEAR. I lost my dog of 16 years and now have a new puppy to help me through all this. I cant do this alone. contact me Twin Falls people. Sun, 6 Mar 2011 18:05:17 EST Introduction Hi, I'm dropping in from Texas to tell you about great opportunites for exercise in your great state of Idaho. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g-off-the-beaten-path </link> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 10:57:14 EST Hello! Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm a wife, mom, and teacher here in Idaho. I've enjoyed this state for almost 7 years since we moved out here. It's been a great change for our family. I weighed over 220 pounds in 2004 and am 190 today. I did see 174 for a short time...and I was a runner too. My knee had other ideas and I gave into laziness. I'm looking forward to the next season of this weight loss goal with others from the state. <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:09:10 EST 2011 Magic Valley Weight Loss Winner to-be Hey everyone! Hope you are staying motivated and excited for 2011! I joined an aerobics class this week and was out done by two severly pregnant ladies??? I'm not sure how to think about that... But I'm going to keep going! Whenever I see something inspirational or try something new I think, " I could be the best at this... valedictorian, the aerobics instructor, business owner.." and then I get bored with it somewhere in the middle. This year I am glad to say has been different! I am c... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 00:31:06 EST hello Hi everyone! My name is Amie and i just moved to Nampa a little while ago! I joined this group a couple of years ago and managed to lose almost 80 lbs and i am so happy about that! i am now trying to finish off the last 35-40 lbs and they just don't seem to want to come off!!! i am a mother of 3 and am currently doing it all on my own due to my husband being deployed to iraq..i get stressed so easy and find it hard to stick to my routine..i love going to the gym though but don't get to very ... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 00:05:02 EST New Member Hi, <BR> I'm Pam and I live in Bonners Ferry. Just found out about this site today! <BR> Seems like you are a friendly group. Pam <em>249</em> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 16:59:34 EST Taking Charge Hi <BR> To all, I have come to the point that I need to take charge of my health and body size. I need to lose 50lb in 4 months. I like the out doors and can still get around even in the snow. I love the snow because I have a lot of insulation. I have joined Spark because I need a trainer and some way of getting support if and when I run in to that wall. I am working out 5days a week and I do not want to plat-toe. I have set up a equipment room at home. I am trying to count cal, I only will ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:13:17 EST Funny Idaho Joke And God Created Idaho ...God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired, "Where have you been?" <BR> God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made." <BR> Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?" <BR> "It's a planet," replied God, and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance." <BR> "Balance?" inqui... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:37:09 EST Hello New to sparks thought I would stop by and say hello to all you wonderful Idaho people. Wed, 2 Feb 2011 18:09:28 EST New Girl on the Block ;) I am VERY new to this, I just signed up, I am very excited, and nervous. <BR> I just started a daily excercise plan, and I am enjoying it so far, I am worried I will lose the motivation though, which is why I found this site. <BR> Looking forward to meeting more people on here, and I will try to log in at least once a day! <BR> <BR> Hope to read on here more later, I have to go for now. Take care :) <BR> Sher ~aka: lovezu~ <BR> Wed, 2 Feb 2011 16:41:59 EST Any Nampa area residers?? Hello everyone! my name is Amie and I recently moved to Nampa from little ol Baker City Oregon. I have three little ones and I am trying to lose the last 40 or so pounds that are struggling to stay on my body! I lost almost 80lbs a year and a half ago and now I'm trying to drop the last remaining.. I would love to find someone who is willing to go to the Nampa Rec Center with me and do some serious working out on a regular basis! I am trying to deal with my husband being gone to Iraq for a y... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 17:56:04 EST Hello Everyone Hi. I am Gayle and I was on Sparks last year did well, Messed up over the holidays and now I am back to continue on with my goals. I have never used the message board before. I don't have anyone to share my progress or back sliding with. This will be different for me. <BR> Hope that you all have a great day. As for me I am going to take it easy and knit a project or two. Yesterday I must have eaten something that has had an allergic reaction to and I am puffed up. Will take my meds an... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 10:48:27 EST Hello... I'm from Rupert and work as a 911 dispatcher. My biggest problem is not having an eating schedule. We heat up our food 4-5 times and then throw it away and then we snack when we have time....Love my job...Hate the lack of self control... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:07:13 EST Hi there!! Hi! My name is Brittney and I've been overweight my whole life. I'm SO TIRED OF THIS BODY! I've tried several diets with no success in the past... even spent hundreds of dollars on "weight loss drugs" with no change. This year there will be a change though, a change in my lifestyle and way of thinking. I'm going to lose weight and become a healthier, happier person not only for myself but for my son. I WILL GET FIT! I need to be alive for his first day of kindergarten, highschool and college ... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 18:59:10 EST YEAH!! Hi! My name is Brittney and I've been overweight my whole life. I'm SO TIRED OF THIS BODY! I've tried several diets with no success in the past... even spent hundreds of dollars on "weight loss drugs" with no change. This year there will be a change though, a change in my lifestyle and way of thinking. I'm going to lose weight and become a healthier, happier person not only for myself but for my son. I WILL GET FIT! I need to be alive for his first day of kindergarten, highschool and college... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:21:12 EST Hello All! My name is Dilla! I'm from Wyoming, but currently reside in Idaho for school. I'm a full time student aiming towards a BA in History! <BR> <BR> I hope we can get healthier together! <BR> <BR> -DillaD Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:29:26 EST New at SparkPeople Hey my name is Danica, I am a 35 year women, married and raising 7 kids. I am busy and lazy all at the same time. I need help and support. I am looking for support, encouragement and ideas to help me with my life style change and get on the right track! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:10:24 EST I'm new to this So I just signed up for this website. I've heard a lot of good things about this site. I have been trying to lose weight the past year or two and just have been having a hard time with it. I really miss not carrying around the extra weight. Does anyone have an recommendations on how to start and keep going? Sun, 23 Jan 2011 18:31:10 EST New! Any local groups in Boise? I just discovered this website today. <BR> A friend of mine in San Jose said that sometimes you can find groups that run together or do boot camps together. Anyone on here do that? Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:22:01 EST Hello! Hi everyone, my name is Tiffany and I'm trying to figure out how to get started around here. It's way too late (early maybe?) and I should be in bed but I can't sleep, so here I am, bound and determined to start making some lifestyle changes! Thanks for letting me hang out here! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 04:51:08 EST Getting started with Android App and Idaho friends Hi All, This is new to me. I am on a weight loss diet and fitness program program at a local gym in Boise, ID. Mostly I am trying to find out how to access the SparkPeople Android Application to load on my phone. Some help please. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 18:55:58 EST Hello Hi All, <BR> I have been living in Boise, actually Meridian, now for 4 1/2 years and LOVE it. The only problem is that I have gained 30 pounds since living here, add that to my already 20 pounds needing to lose and I now need to lose 50. I'm 43 and so tired of being big and not being able to fit into cute clothes. I need to get this weight off but need some help with motivation. I'm hoping SparkPeople can help me with this. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 15:07:49 EST Humphrey's weight loss challenge Hi everyone. I have decided to join the Treasure Valley weight loss challenge sponsored by Humphrey's Diabetes Center. (first place wins $ is a good motivator!) Is anyone else participating in this? <BR> <BR> I would love to know so we can build a support system within our ranks. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Nik Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:22:30 EST Yea, Boise! Hi, all! <BR> <BR> My name is Megan and I'm 28 years old. My husband, puppy and I live in Southeast Boise and we L-O-V-E it here! After our wedding in 2009, we've both become fappy: fat and happy. I have 35 pounds to lose, and in my first two weeks Sparking, I've lost 8.8 pounds! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> I'm a bit nervous because we're going to an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica (LOTS of food!). I've set a reasonable limit: I can eat whatever I want if I limit myself to three drinks a day and I ... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:54:04 EST Hello to all I am new to Spark, an I am truly thankful for everything I have read. The support and the tools are going to help me reach my goals. I am a single mom of three kids. With going back to school, work and the little ones, I have turned to food for comfort. So, I am changing my ways... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 17:24:01 EST Today's Newbie Good morning Idaho, <BR> <BR> I'm a brand new member to Spark and am still getting my feet wet with everything that Spark People has to offer, holy canoli this website has so much to offer. <BR> <BR> A bit about me, I'm a 31 year old wife, not yet a mother, but we are planning on increasing the size of our family this year. One of the many reasons I need to get my weight under control. My main reason for joining Spark was to get some motivation and to be accountable to someone and tag, you... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:48:49 EST vicky, married for 39 years hi, i am here because i need to lose weight and get in better shape. i had a hip replacement 9years ago and am looking at having it redone in the next year sometime. I need to get in better shape before this can happen. i plan on doing some aerobic pool classes. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 13:05:08 EST Hello From Idaho Hello SparkPeople, I am new to this site. I am still getting used to how the site works, keep getting myself lost ... lol <em>24</em> I plan to start my journey to a healthier lifestyle on New Year's Day. I have my trackers all set up and am weaning myself off the sugar and carbs <em>252</em> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 19:26:22 EST Hi Everyone, 50+ fat to fantastic "Mommy that lady is fat, no I mean really fat." Although the mother tried to shush her young daughter as I washed my hands in a public restroom, it couldn't be denied, I almost wanted to say "yes I am." but I just smiled and kept washing my hands. Is this one of the "truth hurts situations?" And if it does, does it hurt enough? Hurt enough to make me want to do something about it? I hope so. <BR> I have a husband, 5 kids and 2 grandchildren to do it for if not for myself. Wed, 15 Dec 2010 08:20:22 EST Hi everyone My name is Sasha. I'm new of course. I'm married and have a two year old little girl. I am 21 years old. I haven't been in shape since I was in the fifth grade. Since then I have been slowly but steadily gaining weight and I am now 5'5 and 208 lbs. My goal is to get to a good healthy weight by my next birthday because I want to be able to enjoy my twenties before they are over instead of being afraid to wear bathing suits in public or wear shorts outside. I want to have that sense of being yo... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 02:00:27 EST newbie hi everyone Fri, 10 Dec 2010 14:22:45 EST Hi Breast Cancer Survivor! I am new on here and got the info from a friend on Facebook. Just this past summer I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and during this time I have lost 15 pounds while going through the whole process and radiation treatments. I will have to start tamoixfen and one of the side effects is possible weight gain...I am trying to avoid that by changing my eating habits before I actually start there anyone else out there that has or is going through this...I would love to hear you... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:24:01 EST Hi, I'm new I'm a middle-aged woman who lives in the middle of nowhere and I've been struggling with weight and fitness for the last 30 years. I need a change of attitude from healthy living being something I'm trying to doing TO myself to something I want to do FOR myself. Motivation is a big issue. I'm tired of being mad about the whole thing. I have to say this all seems a little overwhelming at the moment. But I'm grateful for all the resources available here. Wish me luck! Sat, 20 Nov 2010 11:50:56 EST Missing that SummerSun Hi there, I am SummerSun78. I am excited to be starting on the new wellness journey. I hope to find some online buddies that I can look to for support. :) Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:23:34 EST hey there everyone, we can be friends hey there i am ready to lose weight...and i am excited about this site...and i need motivation with good friends that understand how hard it is to lose wieght. this will be fun Sun, 7 Nov 2010 16:33:54 EST Pocatello Sparkers Are there any of you on here? I've recently moved to Pocatello, and I wouldn't mind having an exercise buddy. Anyone out there? Sat, 6 Nov 2010 22:05:12 EST Hello everyone ... My name is Kat I just found Sparkys a few days ago and I'm very excited. I love all the information that's at your finger tips, it's wonderful. I'm 49 years old and need to loss at least 35 lb. Tue, 2 Nov 2010 23:24:30 EST One day at a time :) Just wanted to say hi from Hayden.. I am really having a hard time getting the right foods at every meal time.. Mon, 18 Oct 2010 21:26:06 EST Time to get serious Hello, my name is Nichole. I'm 32 years old and have been slowly gaining weight througout the last few years. I have always liked working out and being fit but have gotten busy and kind of have put it on the back burner, until I realized how big I have gotten. I'm not happy with my size at all. I eat healthy and try to stay active but the weight has just been going up, it's so frustrating! I am very excited about this site and look forward to turning things around. Sat, 16 Oct 2010 23:22:42 EST Greetings from Boise I found this site through an article on yahoo. I am excited to be a part of it. I have a lot of weight to lose, and I am hoping to find a spark that will help motivate me to do so. <BR> <BR> I'm never sure what to put in these intro boxes, so I'll leave it as it is for now. Questions? Just ask! Sat, 16 Oct 2010 20:47:45 EST Hey I'm Shantelle! Hi, my name is Shantelle and I am 24 years old. I have struggled with being overweight my whole life so when a friend recommended this website I thought I would try it out. I would like to lose another 70 pounds and I know that won't be easy but I have already lost 30 pounds since my heaviest weight back in high school. I love exercising once I get started but getting started can sometimes be difficult for me. I look forward to meeting new people and really getting into the community here to ... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 10:47:33 EST ready to make a difference Hello my name is Jena and I am 20 years old. I've never really tried to get into shape but i think i'm ready now. I just had a baby boy may 30 and i gained quite a bit of weight. I dont want to be this heavy i'm so ready to be happy with myself and reach the full potential that i know i can. Wed, 6 Oct 2010 15:11:16 EST heart rate monitor I was wondering is anyone on this team using a heart rate monitor and if so how has it helped you?...i'm new to this and trying to figure out where to start Sun, 3 Oct 2010 10:53:40 EST Goal Met! Goal Exceeded! <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I have met and exceeded my weight loss goal (215 pounds)! I am doing the happy dance on the lawn! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Now I enter the maintenance phase. I am not sure that keeping it off will be more difficult than taking it off o... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 11:06:16 EST sassy haro My name is Sherry and I am looking to lose 35 pounds. I am a mother of a 6 month old and a 3 year old. I am currently on week 3 of the Insanity workout program and love it. Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:51:36 EST Looking for walkers in Garden City, Idaho area If there are any walkers over in the Garden City area I would enjoy walking with you. I live off of Marigold and Garrett and need some motivation. Let me know if you would like to meet me for walks in the evenings. I get home usually by 4:30 pm each day. <em>104</em> Fri, 17 Sep 2010 22:53:54 EST New to the plan... Hi, I am Edmisto6. I am 34 and ready to get rid of my baby fat of 4 kids, including a set of twins. They just started Kindergarten and I feel it's time to get serious. My one twin boy wants me to be thin like the rest of the family. I was hurt by this comment, but I am motivated to lose it. I have done diets and lost 20 pounds, but always gained back. I want to be strong and be beautiful again inside and out! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:32:11 EST New Member Good morning!! <BR> I am a 44 year young mom of 2, ages 9 and 4. I am a nurse and work with adolescence psych. It keeps me going for now. Working on getting my BSN in the next couple of years. <BR> I am pretty healthy and just have about 10lbs to lose but as we get older we all know how hard it is to get that off!! I love to cycle and to walk. Looking forward to a newer and healthier me! Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:44:27 EST Just getting started, trying to get motivated There seems to be a common thread of people joining this group, getting motivated. So this means we have a lot in common. I have been trying to get up the nerve to join in, so hopefully posting here will be the beginning of getting going to a healthier me. I have been struggling along on my own and not accomplishing much. Joining a group helped me a few years back and I hope this will also. I am newly retired and finding my way in this new lifestyle, enjoying the benefits of free time, ... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 17:05:41 EST Hi, My name is... Brye. I am a SAHM of two. A girl who is 3 and a little boy who is about to turn one. I am currently training for a half marathon and I want to lose about 15-20 pounds. I joined Spark People because even though I have been training and running I haven't lost any weight in quite a while. Hopefully I will stay the course and use this website to achieve my goals. Any helpful hints? Sat, 28 Aug 2010 01:08:20 EST Road to better health! Hi, My name is Melissa and I am new to this site! I currently am trying small goal of 1 pound a week! I am a full time student and happily married with 3 kids. The oldest is 15 and the youngest is 2. I am looking forward to spending time exercising and eating right! I live in Kuna and want to get more out life........and live better! :) Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:17:36 EST Big and depressed Before i had kids i was in good shape weighed 152lbs. I had twins and skyrocketed to 328lbs. I fluctuate so much. <BR> I then had backsurgery which they went thru my stomach. Suprise now my weight went back up. So depressed I feel like ill never be at healthy weight again. I refuse to undress in front of my husband. Now im having marital problems. I just want to be me again, its like im living someone elses life and cant get free. Sat, 21 Aug 2010 03:48:21 EST Need Help finding Friends So I have several friends who have signed up with SP and I can't seem to find them to add them to my "friends". They are trying to find me too. One emailed me through SP and I can read it, but I can't find a way to see her page in order for me to add her. She found my page, and clicked add michelle, but I have not gotten any notice about her wanting to be my friend. HELP! Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:09:14 EST New member I have already lost 121 pounds. I am struggling to lose the last few pounds. I am also struggling with not being able to share anything about my weight loss or getting healthy with my biological family. It is hard for me because My dad is almost on insulin, my sis keeps gaining weight and my mom has a lot of health issues. I really need encouragement. luckily I have a great husband and personal trainer who are supporting and pushing me on. <BR> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 16:12:53 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi, <BR> Need to lose about 60 pounds and get healthy. I live in southeast Idaho, not much to do around here for me. Sat, 14 Aug 2010 19:02:20 EST My way of forcing accountability :) So -- Hi. <BR> <BR> I need a little more structure in my life ... a little more reason to do all the things that I ought. Don't we all :) Here's my tentative hello. And my effort to actually get where I want to be. Let's wish me luck, yes? Thanks. <BR> <BR> Lizzie Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:50:05 EST Hello from Chubbuck Idaho Hey everyone! I'm Karolyn and I want to loose 50 lbs and compete in a triathlon by this time next year. I'm looking for help so my dear friend suggest this site. I can't find her and I'm not sure how to add her as a friend. HELP! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:42:08 EST Prayer Request As some of you know I have a son deployed in Afghanistan. His girlfriend is causing some problems and not being truthful to my son and the last 3 times my son has talked with me it's about how I've been, suffocating her, rude, standoffish. I don't know what to make of it. Today he asked me to just stay away from her. I haven't been with her for 3 weeks. I stopped by and got my garbage permit out of his truck that she is driving, so I could take my garbage to the dump. She texted him and... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:14:34 EST Hi I'm Gwynne Hi, My name is Gwynne and I just joined Spark People. I am doing this with a couple of girls at work. I have diabetes and am hoping that this will help. I do have a question for someone out there. The two girls at work have a daily menu that Spark people posts for them. When I set up my nutrition profile, I was not given the option of following a meal plan. <BR> Could someone tell me how to get that set up? Thank you. Mon, 9 Aug 2010 23:35:45 EST Squeaky Swings and Tall Grass.... Hi! I'm Teresa :) I'm from Northern Idaho but I go to school down in Utah. I go back in a few weeks so I'm trying to establish some good habits now so that the busy-ness of college life doesn't cause me to fall into bad habits. I've also been wanting to get into better eating habits for a while now, but didn't really have the tools or the motivation to just start. Luckily a co-worker told me about spark people and I've been tracking my calories and fitness minutes ever since and just doing th... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 14:15:48 EST new Hi there, <BR> This is all so new to me, the messaging, the blogging. I'm excited to get started and a bit unsure. <BR> What is not new is trying to take weight off and even harder, keeping it off. Looking forward to chatting with Idaho Sparkers. <BR> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:16:10 EST Hi! I'm Suzie from Idaho. Just wanting to touch base with others who have the same goals and are wanting to lose weight in a healthy way. I've lost 15 pounds in 15 weeks, so it's coming off slowly but steadily. I'm hoping to gain ideas and insight going forward. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:19:30 EST Hello My name is ELyssa, I am new to sparkpeople. I have lost weight before but I have gained it back. I am ready for a change and can not wait for the life style change! Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:38:18 EST Boise Run/Walk Group? Anyone else a member of the Boise Run Walk Group? I just joined & had a great time at the first meetup weekend!! Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:42:54 EST Hey Hello, My name is Lexie and I got on and used Spark people about a year ago but lost interest and was scared to reach out for help. I have decided to change my lifestyle and get healthy. I have realized that I cannot do it alone so I have decided to be faithful using spark people and hoping to meet people along the way that will inspire me. <BR> I am excited to get strared! <BR> Lexie Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:03:27 EST Excited to be here I'm excited about this web site. I have been looking for a resource to help me keep track of my calories and to help me live healthier and I feel like I have found so much more in sparkpeople! I really want to lose 16 pounds and I haven't had any success so far but I am really confident that I have found a resource that is going to help me a lot. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:36:52 EST New here Hi, I am new to spark people. My cousin encouraged me to check it out and I must say its impressive. I'm still navigating my way around the site. It offers SO much! My goal is to lose 32 pounds and also to be more fit in general. My husband and I are doing P90X - just started week two today! We really like it and I'm excited to get stronger and feel healthier. Sun, 11 Jul 2010 19:40:16 EST Intro Hi, my name is Brandy. I am trying to lose weight and get fit. I need to lose weight for health reasons, for me, for my kids and for my husband.(though he says I don't need to, but says he will support me in anything I want to do) I am kind of looking for a buddy to help me along the way. Sun, 11 Jul 2010 02:20:57 EST Hey! Baby Steps DO Make A Difference! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I've been frustrated for over a year because I just <BR> couldn't do more than 4 houses down and back! But I figured since I was so slow I should be going for distance more so than time. Well, I was wrong! <BR> <BR> Doc kept trying to tell me to get 20 to 30 minutes of walking in three time a week even it meant breaking it up into several shorter walks. But I was so caught up in the making distance thing I guess it just didn't sink in. <BR> <BR> When I compare... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 21:24:14 EST Ready Hi my name is Amanda, I just wanted to give you an intro, I am looking forward to losing lots of weight :) Wed, 7 Jul 2010 23:38:58 EST Nampa Anyone live in the N.E. Nampa area (near Idaho Center)that might want to walk in the mornings? Tue, 6 Jul 2010 13:33:39 EST Emmett - Want to be a Buddy? I am 55, want to lose 100 pounds, and am looking for someone to walk with once a week. It would be great to have a little extra support but I understand that time (for me and for you) is at a premium. Tue, 6 Jul 2010 13:33:07 EST well, hello :) Hi, my name is Michelle. I joined SparkPeople because healthy living has ALWAYS been important to me. My whole life I've struggled with an eating disorder, and even though things have improved for me in that area, it's still something I deal with every day. It's easier for me if I have people who understand what I'm going through, and this seemed like a good place to start! :) Tue, 6 Jul 2010 00:57:54 EST Introducing Myself Hello, not sure if I'm posting correctly or not...this being my first post on Sparks. I still have to figure out lots of things yet. Just call me Choco or Tams...everybody does. Not sure what my personal goals are just yet. <BR> <BR> Yes, I could lose some doubt about that! BUT that's easier said than done when you get around with a walker! <BR> <BR> I'm 43 yrs old, happily married for over 20 years, and have one son age 16. <BR> <BR> Became disabled Jan. 09, 2009 and ... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 13:18:48 EST I'm the New Girl Here! Hi, I just joined and am excited about losing some weight! Hopefully SP can help me get on track :) Thu, 1 Jul 2010 13:26:01 EST hi hey my name is donita. im 31 years old i just had the gastic bypass rny in mexico. and as you can guess i have had problems with weight since i was a child. i m here because i realize i cant do this alone. i have friends in portlad and arizona but i don thave really anyone here that is doing the sam thing i am. i just want to be healthy and i am not very motivated right now to exercise. so that is what i am hoping for. thanks! Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:34:02 EST Good Camping Spots OK Idahoans! I need your help. I am planning a camping trip for Father's Day and am not sure where to go. It'll be our first trip since having kids. We want to go somepleace in Southern Idaho or maybe northern Utah, someplace where we may be able to take our little ones on a short hike, hopefully easy access to fishing. Any suggestions? <BR> BTW-I don't consider camp grounds or RV parks camping, I want to be in the woods! Oh, and we will be tenting it. <BR> Thank you! <BR> Brandice Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:10:05 EST First Time I live in Treasure Valley with one dog and 3 (or more) cats. I attend college classes, but have the summer off. Went camping last week end at Silver Creek Plunge, had a great time. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:16:59 EST Fiber and calcium Everyday when I run my nutrition report based on what I have eaten for the day, I find my fiber and calcium to be low. I keep thinking I am eating enough, but the report tells me otherwise. Any foods you folks use that are full of fiber and calcium? Wed, 9 Jun 2010 00:27:52 EST Rebound strategies How do you get back on track after having a bad day/week/month? <BR> <BR> It seems like PMS hormones have hit my hard this last week, and I've done nothing but eat and swell, but I feel like I don't know how to start again. Ideas? <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 19:03:52 EST Tips and tricks Some days I just feel hungry and know I am going to cave it and eat things I should not. I would love to hear what others do to turn back around in a positive, healthy way. I am limited in what exercise I can do right now so I am thinking more like; what takes the binge cravings away!I am tired of losing the same pounds over and over again, I want to move forward to my goal! <em>88</em> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 00:24:21 EST Jen (jaglenn22) At the age of 39 I am finally on my way to get fit and happy!! I was a young mother and now a young grandmother, but nothing will stop me now! With the help of family, friends, and Sparkpeople I will change my entire outlook on life....inside and out!!! <BR> I joined Sparkpeople almost a year ago and was very faithful at the start. I have lost my way over the last few months, but now I am setting new goals and a "real" plan for the future. Sat, 5 Jun 2010 20:21:10 EST Hello Out There... Hi, I'm Melissa. I'm 25 and weigh about 325 lbs. I think I've finally put my big girl panties on and have really decided to commit to losing weight. I eat pretty healthy food, but in too big of portions. I'm also lazy about exercise. I have the support of my wonderful fiancee and our two big goofy dogs. Wed, 2 Jun 2010 21:53:09 EST Getting older but better Hi everyone. I was introduced to this by a friend that I work with. I would just love to find support to help me get back to a better weight and fell great again about how I look. I've only been in Idaho for 3 years and I haven't meet a lot of people that a person needs to get the interests going and the support needed. I am anxious that this will help me meet new people that have the same goals..... Sat, 29 May 2010 11:13:54 EST Ready to LOSE those last few pounds! I've been trying for 2 years to lose the last 15 pounds put on from being pregnant. It's been a struggle and I'm hoping this website will help. Wed, 26 May 2010 12:51:21 EST Hello Sparkpeople I stumbled across this site and think it is fantastic!! I am working on becoming an eating disorder recovery coach and hope to learn from this site. Thanks for letting me join! Tue, 25 May 2010 12:29:05 EST Hello fellow idahoians... Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I am 25 years old. I am the proud mother of a 18 month old boy, but still have yet to lose the pounds I gained with him. I live in Moscow, Idaho and currently work as an RN at a nursing home. I have finally decided that I have to do something about my weight because it not only brings down my body, but it has also been nagging on my self-esteem. But I have also come to the realization that I really need some help and that I can't do it on my own and I am ... Tue, 25 May 2010 02:27:34 EST Does Anyone Want To Start A Walking Team For Boise I was just thinking that it might be nice to get some of us Boise people out and moving. I want to start walking but don't know anyone that will go with me. My kids say thay will but thats only once in a while. I would like to find some one that wants to go every day or every other day.If you would like to do that, send me a message and we can meet were ever is good.Thanks all. Mon, 24 May 2010 16:48:34 EST Hi -all of you inspiring people! My name is Emily and I am new to Spark People. I am excited to finish my weight loss journey and finally see my goal weight! It used to be so far in the distance, I did not think I'd really get to it. After losing 60 pounds, I have been within 10-12lbs of my goal for a year now. I am really frustarated with myself. How can I drop 60, and struggle so horribly with 12? <BR> Maybe it's hard to really make it? I can't believe that could be it, but something is holding me back. <BR> I compl... Thu, 20 May 2010 22:30:53 EST Just do it.I I'm ready to unzip this fat suit and break out! Tue, 18 May 2010 15:17:25 EST GrandmaB just starting not sure but i need to lose 30lbs I'm at 150 right now have been going to the gym 4 to 5 nights aweek, started April 9 so i am working at it, would be nice to talk to others doing the same, i work sunday thu thurs. <BR> thanks Sat, 8 May 2010 21:09:06 EST New green email list! Hi everybody... and sorry for the non-related email, but I've just created an email list for all idahoans interested in "green" (as in eco) activities! Just thought it would be nice to share... <BR> <BR> If somebody is interested in that, feel free to join! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 6 May 2010 20:15:12 EST A work in progress... My name is Mandy and I lead a very busy life. I have three children and I work full time and I'm also a college student. I have already lost about 70 pounds but I've hit this plateau for about two years now. I heard about sparkpeople and I've managed to get back on track. I want to lose 40 more pounds. I would love to shop for single digit pant sizes! Tue, 4 May 2010 16:17:11 EST Howdy! Hope to use this site to get in shape and be healthy. I just hope I can keep it up. Tue, 4 May 2010 02:10:02 EST Well here I am and here I go . . . I joined the "Spark" world last Thursday (4/29/10). I've been nervous to post, but here it goes . . . <BR> The Recipes are FABULOUS!!!!! Not only have I already made one recipe (Heather121's Maple Pecan Chicken), but I've printed and am planning to make several more. What I love about the recipes, is reading the comments that follow. Everybody is so creative in modifying the original recipe to suit the tastes of their family or to fit into their particular nutritional needs. <BR> I also l... Mon, 3 May 2010 15:36:17 EST Well here I am and here I go . . . I joined the "Spark" world last Thursday (4/29/10). I've been nervous to post, but here it goes . . . <BR> The Recipes are FABULOUS!!!!! Not only have I already made one recipe (Heather121's Maple Pecan Chicken), but I've printed and am planning to make several more. What I love about the recipes, is reading the comments that follow. Everybody is so creative in modifying the original recipe to suit the tastes of their family or to fit into their particular nutritional needs. <BR> I also l... Mon, 3 May 2010 15:35:14 EST Introduce myself Greetings! Daiseedeb from Mackay, Idaho. Originally from SF Bay Area, but an Idahoan for the past 29 years. Need to lose pounds to be healthier. I take Prednisone occasionally for my asthma and had a bad year with that...therefor I packed on some pounds. <BR> <em>249</em> Mon, 3 May 2010 00:18:08 EST Hello! Hi everyone! Just joined and am hoping for help with staying motivated while I lose the weight I gained since I quit working when our last baby arrived nearly 2 years ago! Waitressing really does burn a good amount of calories! <em>41</em> I live in Firth... about 20 miles south of Idaho Falls. Stay at home Mom to 4 kids ages almost 2- 14 years. Still a Mom to 4 older kids who are either married, attending college - or both. Grandma to 3 sweeties. <BR> <BR> Reading here already ha... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:50:34 EST new member Hello Everyone. My name is Michele and I live in Meridian. I am 42 years old and the mother of 2 beautiful children. Since turning 40 weight loss has been a challenge and the pounds continue to creep up there so I thought I would join Sparkpeople for both accountability and inspiration. Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:36:03 EST New Member Hi. I'm a 43 yr old, mom of 2 & grandmother of 1. Married for almost 26 yrs. Live in the Hayden area. Still trying to figure this website out :) Sat, 24 Apr 2010 01:18:55 EST Ready to go I started out very skinny when I was young. In fact kids would tease me. Then in high school I started to gain a little bit of weight. As I got older I just put on the weight. I never had a problem with food until I got older. I'm not sure why. Maybe the depression. But I am here now to change all of that. I don't think the exercising will be the most challanging for me. I belive the diet will. I'm ready to take back my life. I am ready to have then energy to play with my kids, to ... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 23:50:34 EST New to Spark People I was introduced to this site by my workplace health and wellness group. I have been working on losing weight for a while...I lost 30 pounds and then have plateaued. I still need to lose 25 more, and I am excited to have a support system. I have never used an online weight loss or healthy life site, so this will be great. I have liked the My fitness and My nutrition pages, I have to make time to explore the rest of the site. I have 4 kids and a wonderful husband. I love to be outside a... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:26:07 EST Habitat for Humanity Hi folks! As you may have read, I helped on a Habitat for Humanity build yesterday, and plan on doing so as often as I can in the future. The homes they are building are right in Boise. I would LOVE it if other Sparkies would join me when you can. Are any of you up for it? The phone # for the volunteer coordinator in their office is 331-2916. Let me know, please if any of you are interested. <BR> <BR> Thanks!!! Carol in New Plymouth Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:04:37 EST Hello from Moscow New member to the site--I was recommended by a friend. I'm super new and unsure of how to use the site, but I wanted to say "hi, I'm here" and let the other Moscowians know that there's a free Christian Karate class that I recently discovered. <em>41</em> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 20:21:04 EST New here Hello everyone, I'm new to Spark people and have set a goal to lose 20 pounds. I live in the Caldwell area and hope to meet some new people here. Wed, 7 Apr 2010 11:09:07 EST New member Hi, I am a 63 year old man and am about 50 lbs over. I have been working out at the gym for the last six months and i am still putting on weight. I have come here to learn how to reduce my intake so that I can get back to being healthy. <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Mar 2010 21:33:27 EST 39 and ready for change Hello, I am a 39 year old mother of 4 (18,13,11, and 19 months). I live in Jerome, ID and need to lose 100 pounds. I am excited I found Spark People, it is so awesome. I know I can succeed if I take it One Day At A Time!! Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:17:33 EST Dry Creek Anyone? The Dry Creek Half Marathon is next week. Anyone else running it? I'm picking up my running packet at Shu's on Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Ryan Sat, 27 Mar 2010 20:48:41 EST Idaho Mom of 3 How can I keep it short and simple? <BR> <BR> February of 06, my husband passed away. I spent my grieving time just walking. I would walk around my neighborhood twice a day. Sometimes three. After awhile, I would move my route to the Camelsback Park and do that in the mornings when i get up and again after dinner. i felt like I was in the best shape ever. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I haven't done that for three years. Since then, I met my sweetie at school and we both have two sons together. ... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 22:53:09 EST