SparkPeople Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle thru US @ exercise.lbl.gov Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=19805 exercise.lbl.gov - This team is for people who want to record their fitness miles on this free virtual trail across the US . (Virginia - Oregon) Click map graphic to link to the site. SparkPeople Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle thru US @ exercise.lbl.gov Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=19805 Hello from Wisconsin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x59531831 Hi, all! I am an avid hiker and currently sidelined runner looking for the next big goal to work on. During good weather here in Wisconsin, I am hiking the 1200 mile Ice Age Trail. As of yesterday, I accomplished my hiking goals for the year. I am hoping this goal gives me something to focus on besides not being able to run like I'd like to at this time. <BR> <BR> I promise to explore the boards here and participate, but am hoping someone here can help me share my enthusiasm by answeri... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:39:15 EST Help- State by State Breakdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x57561201 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> When I first joined this team I saw a post or email that gave a breakdown of mileage by State. <BR> <BR> However I can't find the original post or email. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know the mileage per state? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your help. <BR> -Charity Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:25 EST Newbie here...kinda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x57189564 Hi everyone I have been on and off SP for a while now but I am finally getting serious about my weight loss and thought that this might help me to stay motivated; looking forward to the journey <em>30</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:59:35 EST 2014 Idita-Walk (a virtual race) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x56570472 Is anyone else participating in the 2014 Idita-Walk? I'm signed up. I'm starting the race as #666 on the official participant roster. <BR> <BR> About the race: <BR> <BR> The Idita-Walk is an event to promote physical fitness in the spirit of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The Iditarod Sled Dog Race is 1049 miles long beginning at Anchorage, Alaska and finishing in Nome, Alaska. <BR> <BR> To complete the Idita-Walk, simply walk an average of 30 minutes a day for 35 days between February 1,... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:53:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x56442524 I my name is Haley and I want to be inspired to get on my boring treadmill every day I hope that this helps and I am glad to meet you all and look forward to team support. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:27:13 EST Help - Team Function on the Website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x56318676 <em>213</em> Hello again! Has anyone used the team function on the website? I was wondering how it worked? Do you set up a team and each individual person on the team posts their own distance? I'm one of the Challenge Leaders for the Winter 5% Challenge and we've been talking about how to do a race across the US for our team and I'd like to get some feedback if anyone has used that team function before I start playing around on the website. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:01:07 EST Help - Total Distance Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x56318642 <em>524</em> Could someone help me? I can't remember what the total distance is for the virtual walk and I was having a hard time finding it on the website. Would someone who has finished it or remembers be able to help with the answer? <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:58:13 EST Picking up trash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x55536287 Curious: does anyone else take a bag with them on their walks to pick up trash or cans? I have done it a few times (I wore gloves) and I feel silly. I don't think I should feel that way, I am cleaning up the neighborhood and I can turn the cans in at the recycling center to get money. <BR> Just wondering if anyone else has done that. Thanks Wed, 6 Nov 2013 08:58:30 EST new yet not... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x55329707 I'm a marathon runner and currently use My Fitness Pal. I love it but am looking for a community of weight training buddies to help with my winter off season goals. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:15:05 EST New and Hello from The South http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x54542130 Hello, <BR> I am 49 and married. I work full time in retail. Walking is my exercise of choice. Look forward to meeting everyone. Would like walking buddies. I think its fun to have friends along for the ride. I live on a small farm in Ms. with lots of animals, which are all recue animals and truly love. As I type this Molly my cat I raised from a bottle is in my lap. She says Good Morning also. Have a Blessed Day. My id is wsjp75523 <BR> <BR> Liz & <em>41</em> Molly Fri, 16 Aug 2013 07:01:50 EST cool idea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x54408344 I've been logging lots of miles....what a cool way to keep track! Mon, 5 Aug 2013 16:19:00 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x53295155 I've been on the walk for almost a year now (Started last June) but just saw this group today. Thought it could be fun to share with others doing the same thing. <BR> <BR> Kitty Fri, 10 May 2013 16:36:17 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x53158724 Hello, <BR> New to this team but not new to Spark people. <BR> Thought I might as well go somewhere if I'm going to be walking on the tread mill anyway! <BR> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:42:29 EST website issues? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x53079490 I have been unable to get on the website for a couple of days - anyone else having issues? Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:40:54 EST Hey Everyone!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x52160027 I can't do this on my own!!!!!! I need a support group! I have tried since 2009 to go it alone and it HAS NOT WORKED!!! Anyone in with me? Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:56:15 EST heart rate monitors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x52157657 I have another question--does anyone on this team have and use a heart rate monitor, and if so, what brand do you have or would you recommend, and do you like it? I have an Omron pedometer that I really like, purchasing it after the recommendations I noted on this team in the past, and I'm wondering if it's best to stay with that same brand for a heart rate monitor. I'd appreciate any input and anyone's experience with one of these devices. Thank you! Sun, 17 Feb 2013 06:33:07 EST How do you start again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x52053126 I finished the route. Do I have to start a new account to start over? Sat, 9 Feb 2013 15:40:04 EST A question about fitness tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x52044156 I have a question about a message I'm getting on my fitness tracker page. It comes up in red letters and keeps coming day after day saying to make sure that I'm getting enough calories to match my exercise so that I don't under eat. I have checked back in January, and never got that message. Does this mean that I'm losing weight too quickly? I can't imagine that that would be possible. I have readjusted my fitness settings and it has increased my calorie range and I'm tracking my calorie... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 21:33:42 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x51854776 Like a lot of other Sparkpeople members, I joined because I figure I have wasted enough of my life being fat. I wasn't overweight when I was younger, but got this way because I became too busy to exercise or take the time to eat properly. Then when I realized I had a real problem it was so far advanced that for a long time I was too discouraged to do anything about it. But reading other people's success stories is really inspiring, so I'm going to give it a shot. <BR> <BR> I plan to lose we... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:15:15 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x51365971 Are you walking in a group ?I would like some walking buddies. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 07:04:49 EST Reboot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x51334090 Ok, I need a reboot! I have started teaching after being a SAHM for 10 years and my health is going down hill. I can't even lift the laundry detergent without complaining about my sore arms and shoulders. What are they sore from? Cooking Christmas dinner? Seriously! I'm so much more stronger than this!!! I'm a kick-butt Texan who doesn't take names!!! I wish! I'm a feeble expat right now, dying to regain my spunky spark!!! HELP!!! <BR> <BR> P.S. Can we claim Zumba time as walking?... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:55:56 EST New to team from Michigan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x51317701 <em>311</em> Hi my name is Debbie. New to team. Look forward to walking accross the U.S. Any one else from Michigan. Hope to see alot of scenery this year. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:19:07 EST starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x49709219 hi im cynderc[ cyndi ] and # is 71128 starting over with a new plan <em>249</em> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:40:01 EST Florence, Oregon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x49101496 I've crossed the"finish line" again in Florence. It has been a wonderful walk and I have enjoyed the scenery and the travel companions along the way. <BR> <BR> I'm back to Yorktown again to cross the US one more time. I find I stop at a different place every day and rarely see the same stopping place photo when I log my miles for the day. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone. I'll see you on the road. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 14:53:29 EST 246 Names for Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x49044331 I saw this on a SparkFriend's BLOG and thought it might be interesting to others so I'm reposting it on some of my SparkTeams message boards - copied from SALONKITTY's blog 7/18/12 - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976353 </link> <BR> <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> The author of this list is Jeremy Goodwin, who is a Houston, Texas chef keeping a Facebook page under the name of "Single Man's Kitchen". Jeremy cooks simple food from ... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:02:25 EST NEW TEAM CO-LEADER - PLEASE WELCOME ECOAGE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x48722969 I am very happy to announce that this team has a new co-leader - ECOAGE has volunteered and I'm excited to see what she has in mind! <BR> <BR> Please join me in sending ECOAGE a warm welcome! <BR> <em>243</em> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:56:07 EST Other Sites/ Other Routes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x48368480 Sorry for the duplicate --- thought we might want to start a new thread to post ideas for a more reliable site. <BR> <BR> Sorry to sound unappreciative --- because I really like our route --- BUT I'd be willing to consider another (hopefully) more reliable site or even a different trail that we could adopt. Has anyone seen any possibilities? <BR> <em>51</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 11:23:41 EST The virtual walking site is up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x47913858 Finally, the site is up and running again. I just logged in! Yippee! Fri, 4 May 2012 15:45:11 EST My Miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x47877985 Since the website is down and I do not want to forget my miles I figured this would be the perfect place to 'record' in the meantime. <BR> Saturday 4/28 cycled 7.4 miles <BR> Monday 4/30 walked/jogged 1.8 miles <BR> Tuesday 5/1 Cycled 9.4 miles <BR> <BR> I still have a ways to go but this has really kept me motivated! Hope it does the same for everyone else. <BR> <BR> -Jen Wed, 2 May 2012 13:17:18 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x47790788 I've had a great time with SparkPeople for the last year and I just discovered this virtual team. It looks like a lot of fun and will give me an extra boost for as my next challenge. <BR> <BR> ID 70056 Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:13:06 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x47650835 Hello, <BR> My name is Jen and I have been a member of Sparkpeople for about a year and have yet to really find what motivates me. It looks as though cycling (on a stationary bike) is my favorite cardio and am excited I found this team so I can see and keep track of my distance, accountability is half the battle! <BR> Wish me luck :) <BR> <BR> -Jen Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:42:28 EST Distance to the next border - or ever leaving VA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x47448690 Although it can feel like you will remain in Virginia forever, keep putting one foot in front of the other and eventually you will get out of beautiful Virginia. I know I wondered if the road would really lead to another state!!! And I see others with the same question --- often. So as a friendly public service let's share distance. How long is the road before you reach the next state border? <BR> <BR> Please add more specific/exact miles for crossing state borders as you moved ac... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 23:21:48 EST SPRING IS FINALLY HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x47244848 This week after a hard winter with dh and I having multiple surgeries with hubby being hospitalized for a week . We finally got out to a local park while he walked I did two days of riding for a total of 13 miles. I know it isn't much, but I figure that I have to slowly get back into shape. I have also connected to a Spark buddy who also rides and we are going to start going back and riding regularly. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . <em>332</em> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 19:00:22 EST New and Need Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x46307292 Good Morning, <BR> I am new to the site and so is my friend Diane. We are having problems choicing partners on the exercise websites. my id is 68285 and hers is 69204. can you help with this. I walked 3.6 miles today. Any help will be appreciated . <BR> <BR> Liz Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:14:17 EST The Idita-Walk --- Virtual Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x46251889 Has anyone done this in previous years? I'm thinking of signing up: <BR> <BR> The Idita-Walk tracks along with the Iditarod sled dog race. Instead of mushing for 1049 miles, walkers walk 1049 minutes over the course of two months (Feb. 1 - March 31) and they walk wherever they are. You don't have to walk from Anchorage to Nome, you can just walk around your neighborhood. Register and submit your walking log to earn a pin. <BR> <BR> Register online or by mail by February 15. Complete 1049... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:26:41 EST Spark People Personal Blog Privacy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x46030161 Team, <BR> <BR> Please be aware that SP has a new toolbar added to our blog pages that allow team members to share our blogs on FaceBook. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680590 </link> <BR> <BR> If you are okay with that, good. But if not, you may want to optout. <BR> <BR> To optout: <BR> Go to your Spark page <BR> Click on Edit My Spark Page <BR> In the upper right hand, you will see a list of checkboxes to assign your preference... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:24:15 EST newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x45958288 hi my names samantha I am new hi waves to everyone <BR> I am tring to reach a large goal of going to antartica in 3 yrs this yrs goal is a 75 mile race finishing in good standing not out of breath and able to walk after I am having trouble keeping it up and looking for a support group for cycling I have just started and don't want to give up I love it Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:20:11 EST newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x45958257 hi my names samantha I am new hi waves to everyone <BR> I am tring to reach a large goal of going to antartica in 3 yrs this yrs goal is a 75 mile race finishing in good standing not out of breath and able to walk after I am having trouble keeping it up and looking for a support group for cycling I have just started and don't want to give up I love it Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:18:42 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x45896283 I have been walking on this trail for some time, but didn't realize there is a team on SP for it. I am approaching 900 miles into my journey. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 09:14:48 EST New to team, not to WAA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x45774858 Hi all. I live in the NW, on the North Olympic Peninsula, about 2 hours NW of Seattle. <BR> Lots of good hiking/walking terrain. <BR> During good weather I hike with the Over The Hill hiking group twice a week. The other days and in not good weather I walk a couple miles a day with my Sheltie, Sammy. <BR> I started WAA 9/1/11, when a team member on my 50+Maintainers Team brought it up in general discussion. It is taking me forever to get across VA. <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:43:52 EST Where are you spending New Years Eve on the Trail? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x45729529 I'm 1914.5 miles near Alexander Kansas. Will be spending the night in Alexander. Wonder what kind of parties they have there? It will be fun to be near the center of the country at the beginning of the new year. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:19:10 EST Begin virtual cycle thru US http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x45173614 My exercise program has been lax, so this challenge is great. I have also googled map the route to make it more interesting. Today to begin 8 miles. I had a knee scope done about a year ago. Sometimes it is ok and other times a bit uncomfortable. I would love to walk, but this sometimes puts too much strain on it. MD advised only do walking to point of discomfort. Avoid activities that cause extreme pain. I also work during the day 8 hours so ride will have to be after work during the weekday... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:56:06 EST Not new to lbl, but new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x45133414 My is Becca, I'm 50 years old and been walking/cycling on lbl for a while now. I just found this team tonight. Thought I would join. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:36:49 EST I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x44943103 This sounds like a great way to keep track of all the miles I run. Can't wait to start recording my miles and see how far I can travel! Sun, 6 Nov 2011 07:35:23 EST SparkPeople's Trick or Treat Trot - Virtual 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x44817409 If you haven't already signed up for the Trick or Treat Trot Virtual 5k, there's still time - it's a fun way to log mileage and see how you stack up against others across the world in your age category! No need to run - walking it is a great option - here's the link to sign up! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/tricktre<BR>at5k.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sat, 29 Oct 2011 09:06:56 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x44296647 Hello Team mates, <BR> <BR> I started rediscovering who I was April 2011. During my self-assessment, I begin a weight loss program, one that I have designed for myself. I started slowly, I joined several exercise classes at the gym. At first I was exhausted, couldn't keep up with most of the routine, but I kept going, refused to give up or give in. Six months later, I can keep up with other students that are half my age. I feeling much better about my self. I look better in my clothes, sl... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:48:42 EST Hi I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x44197264 I am trying to figure out how to use the Virtual Walk/Run Cycle thru US. Thanks! Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:18:01 EST Death of a Computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x44137218 Hi, folks! <BR> <BR> I am really not ignoring everyone. My computer had a heart attack a few weeks ago and quietly slipped away to the great bit bucket in the sky. It has taken me this long to be able to get a new one and get back online. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> So, now I am scrambling to get everything caught up. I just wanted to jump in and say hello to y'all. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. <BR> <BR> Walk, walk, walk! Sat, 17 Sep 2011 20:52:48 EST What a Trip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x44119166 This sounds exciting, something I have always wanted to do! I completed several annual virtual walking tours of my home state of Georgia sponsored through the univeristy system, so taking on this challenge fits me well! It may take a while, but that is okay as success doesn't happen overnight! I'm ready to move it and lose it. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:30:24 EST Hello Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x43814791 Just join the team. I am excited about living a healthy lifestyle, rethinking the importance of exercise, and overall good health. I am training my brian and body to love exercise. I feel much better than I did 3 months ago. I've set a big goal of reducing the weight and restructuring my body. I like was I see, taken it one step at a time. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:44:10 EST Going The Distance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x43778622 Hello fellow virtual travelers! <BR> <BR> Is there a way to figure out the distance to the next state border on the route they gave us? Or when do I get out of Virginia??? <BR> <BR> I think it would be nice if everyone posted a short phrase of the real life experiences when posting the updated miles. The weather? Something that made you smile? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>57</em> <em>231</em> <em>332</em> Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:29:48 EST Fun Activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x43121310 Hello! <BR> <BR> Would you like to know a fun activity for all the walk/run/cycle data we are collecting? I take the location information from the web site and plot my approximate position in Google Earth (or whatever maps program you wish). I find it very interesting to be able to see photos of the area, "fly" around, see the current weather report, and so on. The photos and maps are much, much better than we get on the lbl site. <BR> <BR> It takes a while to figure out where I am, so I... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:30:43 EST 10,000 steps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x42959732 How do you know if you are really walking 10,000 steps a day? Do you count them or is there a way to break it down? I am lost when it comes to things like this... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 04:34:09 EST 23 with lack of motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x42922547 I was invited to this page by a current member of this team Lynda; so here I am for inspiration to do more than sit around the house and play fetch with my dog! I am 23 years old and I am currently unemployeed living with my grandparents and boyfriend in a remote setting. I am a bigger person so I prefer not to work out in front of people for obvious reasons! Because of wild animals and aggressive dogs around I dont like to go outside at night. So, the only exercise I really get is playing fe... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:07:04 EST I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x42892213 Thank you for the invite. I am 59, from central Pa. I am about 40 lbs. overweight and would like to get back into decent shape. I have begun to track my meals, I'm sure there not the best "yet", but it's a start. I will begin my walking tomorrow because my DD and her husband are due here in about a half hour to go out to dinner with us. I'm not sure how to know how many miles I walk unless I drive it first. Does that sound right? <BR> <BR> Mary ann Sat, 9 Jul 2011 15:23:59 EST Hi Folks - I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x42786717 Hello again! <BR> <BR> I have been pretty sick the past several months. It is hard to post miles and/or steps when you are flat on your back and only walk from the bed to the bathroom and back a couple times a day. <BR> <BR> [*heavy sigh*] <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am much, much, MUCH better and am out and about again - just in time for summer! <BR> <BR> I am thrilled to be back with you! <BR> <BR> David Sun, 3 Jul 2011 22:36:45 EST Just joined the Virtual Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x42783633 I just joined this team this morning but have wanted to sign up on the exercise.lbl.gov site for a long time - I finally found the link today and here I am!! <BR> <BR> I used to hike a lot and frequently went on peak-bagging expeditions from 10 miles up to 20 miles long, usually with a lot of uphill involved. I wasn't the fastest hiker in the world but could do a lot more than I can now, after about 4-1/2 yrs away from hiking and gaining way too much weight in the meantime. <BR> <BR> So - m... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 18:35:02 EST New to website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x41908655 Hi my name's Jennifer and I started this website around 13 May. I thought I would add this to WW and really help myself with motivation to lose weight. I've dropped 30.2 lbs since 2 Jan using WW. I'm hoping this site can help me with my journey to lose another 35+. I'm originally from Ohio but currently live in Illinois. Just curious as to where everyone got the little weight bar to put your current and goal weight on it. Wed, 18 May 2011 21:03:04 EST Celebrating 3 Years with SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x41426053 Today is my 3-year anniversary with SP. I want to thank each and every one of you who has crossed my path during this time. You have each enriched my journey in some way. I would love to share my blog with you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=WATOGA17 </link> <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> <BR> Jen Mon, 25 Apr 2011 09:09:26 EST New from Nebraska http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x40432309 Hello my name is Deanna and I am from Nebraska. I jsut recently started the virtual walk across the US. I learned about it from another member of this team RJHEALTH. I am very excited and I tell all my coworkers on a daily basis where I am at. I am just starting out so I am in Palmyra, Va now and only 4 miles from Woodbridge. I hope this keeps me motivated to keep walking. Hope you all have a happy and healthy day! <BR> Deanna Tue, 8 Mar 2011 20:30:15 EST End of Year and Still in Virginia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x38689152 Well that New Years resolution went belly up. I walked less than 400 miles in 2010. 367 to be exact . . . but there are still four more days if I count today. I'm going to take out the Leslie Sansone DVD right now and give those number a last nudge before the New Year and determine to do better in 2011. <BR> <em>33</em> Tue, 28 Dec 2010 04:23:33 EST Hello I'm new to team but not to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x38561754 I'm new to team look pretty interesting back in 2007 I belong to a team like this to track your steps & miles virtually was alot of fun so here I am hoping this will help me get serious for 2011 Sun, 19 Dec 2010 19:40:42 EST Been going for some time now and . . . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x37859740 Hi. I'm Bill. I started this trek a couple years ago and have sputtered along. Right now I am in Il. and back to a decent amount of running per week. <BR> <BR> Best wishes to all - I really enjoy seeing the changes as I move across the country. <BR> <BR> Trailsagain <em>41</em> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:51:35 EST G'DAY !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x37478022 Hi Everyone.. I would like to join your team.. I hail from the land Down Under and I love to walk .. Maggie invited me to join you!, <BR> So here I am !!. <BR> Cheers Susie <em>247</em> <em>252</em> <em>243</em> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 20:48:52 EST Goal Met! Goal Exceeded! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x37040220 <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 11:01:22 EST lbl.gov site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x36694759 If you had the power what would you change about this site? <BR> <BR> I wish there were different routes to follow like going from north to south or walk the Appalachian Trail for example. Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:33:52 EST tracking non running, walking, cycling miles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x36606855 Does any one track miles earned through methods other than running, walking, and cycling? How do you track these miles? I live in the north and with winter approaching my thoughts are about cross country skiing and snowshoeing. I would put snowshoeing in the walking category. But how about cross country skiing? I thought it would match biking, but my son who runs (and is an MD) thinks it would be closer to running. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Do you log other forms of miles and how do... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:44:32 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x36198603 Hi, folks! <BR> <BR> You may have noticed the request for a new team leader for our group. I have been a member for almost two years, now, so I decided to take the plunge. Actually, this should be pretty fun, getting to know all of you a bit better. <BR> <BR> If you have any suggestions or ideas, drop me a note either here or through SparkMail. <BR> <BR> For now, though, it is getting late here in Idaho. I will tell you a bit more about myself tomorrow. Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:53:03 EST Sounds Like Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x36127911 I'd like to join the group. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:12:19 EST What are you looking at? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x35540650 A couple of days ago I logged my miles and the picture that came up showing me where I was looked like I was about to jump off the rim of the Grand Canyon and climb back out again. It was a nasty long hill in Illinois. I am so in to this walk across America that it took me a while to remember I didn't really have to tackle this actual hill. On the other hand, I do try to emulate the terrain so I had to find the hilliest area I could. It wasn't so bad. Where are you? What are you looking at? Wed, 21 Jul 2010 09:43:04 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x34237193 I'm Pepe from Michigan. I've been doing The Walk since January and so far have logged 695.1 miles and now walking just outside Boonesville KY. It's really nice to have a team now, I've been wondering how they work but couldn't figure it out from the lbl site. I was really happy when I accidently found my way here and hope I'll be able to work out the details here. I'd appreciate any help from anyone. Tue, 18 May 2010 23:37:58 EST Problem logging into exercise .lbl.gov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x33844179 <em>40</em> Is anyone else having problems logging in to the other website or is it my computer!! Sat, 1 May 2010 23:24:39 EST Route Numbers or Street Names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x31609360 Does anyone have the route numbers or the street names or highway names for the virtual walk/run/cycle at exercise.lbl.gov ? <BR> <BR> I would love to know. Thanks ~ Glo Mon, 1 Feb 2010 19:07:47 EST Hi I'm from Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x31388482 I just happened across this website and thought it would be a great challenge for me. I've been working out some with the wii personal trainer and walking with Leslie Sansone and walking on the treadmill and also biking on my stationary bike, but this sounds like a lot of fun treking across america. Kim Mon, 25 Jan 2010 07:48:46 EST How many login points today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x30780140 <em>217</em> <em>108</em> <em>217</em> <em>108</em> <em>217</em> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 08:26:56 EST Newbie from Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x30676626 I joined sparkpeople the beginning of last year, but am new to the virtual walk/run/cycle through US. June 2009 to Dec. 2010 I was doing a virtual walk across Scotland and enjoyed charting my progress, but didn't have the benefit of knowing others were doing the same walk. This sound like a lot of fun. <BR> <BR> I mostly walk with DVDs in my living room or take in a few miles around the neighborhood on foot. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 07:26:22 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x30409471 Hello my name is Burnell and i am planning on starting the challenge Jan 1st. Planning on walking, doing some treadmill work, and some cycling. i normally work out Monday-Thursday, Saturdays, and sometimes do a light Sunday workout. Fridays are my detox and rest days. Last four days I did 59988+ steps, 11.5 miles cycling, and did 4.5 miles on treadmill. I am ready! <em>186</em> Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:28:24 EST Thinking about a FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x30317176 Well, I'm bummed. I lost my pedometer so looks like I'm out of business for awhile. I'm looking at a FitBit. It records steps as well as calories burned, sleep patterns and more. Anyone have one of these gadgets? If so, what do you think? Sun, 13 Dec 2009 22:18:09 EST New Spark Trophies and Awards! Woo Hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x30068878 Did you guys notice the new spark enhancements that went into effect today? I had a new trophy and couldn't figure out what was happening... and then I read the update from the Spark Guy. In case you missed it, here is the info. Exciting new enhancements! I have NO idea why earning points, trophies and awards motivates me ~ but it does and I'm going with it. Hugs to all, Rhonda <BR> Good morning SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> BLOG POSTING FROM SPARK GUY <BR> <BR> Today we launched a new feature... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 14:26:55 EST NEW TO the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x29750673 but decided to find a team first---so i can chat and then look around a little...love the idea of walking through america and i already have posted my goal to walk/run....12 miles this week.. <BR> <BR> do we start from sun-sat? or is it mon-sun? <BR> <BR> will come back when i have more time this evening..right now--- have to get the family up and going..oh already walked dog this morning 40 min. <BR> will try to read through all of the threads...to get up and running as quickly as possibl... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 09:49:13 EST Let's all write to Oprah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x28993291 I picked up this idea from the "I pre-ordered the Spark" team but wanted to pass it along. Don't you think that having Oprah feature Spark People on an upcoming show is a good idea? I think it would be AWESOME particularly with the book coming out in January. What a great time to feature Spark People and so many people are focused on weight, health and nutrition that time of year. If you agree, please join me in writing to Oprah and asking her to have a Spark show. I even think that the ... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 01:10:54 EST Tack Step & Mileage in Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x28618925 Just thought I would mention ~ if you haven't noticed a step and miles tracker has been added to the Fitness tracker. You can now log your number of steps and mileage daily. Pretty cool addition! Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:06:03 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x27908326 Hello All, <BR> <BR> I am soooo happy to have found you and the tracking page. I have been looking for way to track my progress across a map like this. I am just starting back on my weight loss journey and I hope this will me keep motivated. <BR> <BR> 57560 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 00:31:30 EST America here I come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x27888546 No, not an American but I have always wanted to run across the US. That's why I joined. Hope that's allowed. Sending greetings to all who are on their way running and biking. Have a great Sunday. Sun, 23 Aug 2009 06:24:05 EST Hi I'm new to this Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x27229261 Hello, I am from Northern Illinois, and I am fairly new to SPARKS (almost 2 months). I am not sure about logging onto the trail but I am willing to log my miles everyday for the team. I am not sure how you all have that # ~ Is that from joining the trails? I am new to walking for miles and I am enjoying it more everyday. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 17:10:23 EST Newbie from Massachusetts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x27207483 Hi everyone! <BR> What a great idea. I'm training to walk a half-marathon, so this will give me motivation beyond crossing the finish line in January! The half I'm going to walk is down in FL, so I'll be crossing the country literally and figuratively for this training! :) Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:41:02 EST Do Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x26989281 I discovered the LBL website back in '07 and really enjoyed it... then I lost my motivation to work out and stopped tracking it. Well I found my motivation and decided to start my journey across the US over. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to seeing new parts of the US as I make my journey, and this time I am going to make it out of Virginia! Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:53:17 EST Newbie from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x26847782 I just signed up. It's late tonight, but I will get back on here tomorrow and read more stuff so I can jump in and get started. <BR> <BR> See ya tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Deborah Wed, 8 Jul 2009 01:20:36 EST Converting other activities to miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x26593629 Is it legitimate to conver other activities, such as exercise classes or lawn mowing, to miles walked for the virtual trail? Fri, 26 Jun 2009 11:30:56 EST New to this team, but on mile #1273 on the trail. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x26320659 Hi, I have just found this team. I have been tracking on the website since Sept. or so. I would love to have a partner to kick me in the butt when it is needed. Meet ya all on the coast <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Carla Mon, 15 Jun 2009 01:36:40 EST New here - 2 miles Friday and a few more Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x26300018 Hi, I walked 2 miles in our closest state park on a trail, on Friday. <BR> <BR> I walked a little more on Saturday. My husband and I took a trip to Golden Gate State Park northwest of Denver - one of my favorite places! <BR> <BR> But I'm not sure of my miles on Saturday. <BR> Sun, 14 Jun 2009 05:48:26 EST Hi, thought I'd give this a try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x26299998 Hi, I'm new here. I'm Brenda, 51 yrs old and living in south central Colorado, USA. <BR> <BR> I love to walk/hike and want to do lots more of it, esp for weight loss and also because I have a degenerative spinal condition - walking/hiking is part of my therapy for it. <BR> <BR> So here I am and hope to figure out how to get started. <BR> Brenda from Colorado, USA (mountaingirl51) Sun, 14 Jun 2009 05:44:33 EST Thinking about getting a pedometer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x26027324 I have mixed feelings about this because I'm not sure how accurate a pedometer is... but I'm considering getting one. Any suggestions or opinions on what I should consider? Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you! Rhonda Wed, 3 Jun 2009 01:24:48 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x25895932 I just to introduce myself and say hi to everyone. Fri, 29 May 2009 01:47:27 EST What state do you really live in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x25259377 I am just curious to find out where everyone lives and how many states are represented on the team, that is growing every day. <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 May 2009 11:09:11 EST New to this team but have been tracking for awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x25229730 Hi I'm Star I just found this team & had to join as I've been tracking on the exercise.lbl.gov since the first of the year. I'm glad to find a spark team for this site! It'll take me awhile to catch up on theposts here & learn my way around-but I'll get it don. I love the exercise site as it helps keep me focused on my walking & does the math for me!! I can't wait to see how many miles I walk this year! Sun, 3 May 2009 09:45:34 EST 200th Member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x25159028 We reached the 200th team member mark today! Great job spreading the spark everyone! Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:27:40 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x24832928 Just started tonight and can't wait to get going... Hope to meet alot of neat ppl in this group... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 00:03:08 EST Another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x24480175 What a fun way to keep the motivation alive! I walk on a treadmill 5days/week and now I'll be getting somewhere!! Looking forward to all the sights along the way. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 11:58:03 EST Starting today in Virginia literally. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x24386043 Wow, I'm excited about this virtual travel. Been walking anyway, so this puts a new twist on things. And I'm starting right here at home, how cool is that! Thu, 2 Apr 2009 23:34:01 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x24336101 Hey! I found this team while looking for cyclist teams on Spark and was immediately intrigued. This is just such a neat idea, I'm psyched! <BR> <BR> Let's see. About me. I'm 27, recently married. I used to be an avid cyclist in college, but am now wanting to start back up. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you. This team is just the motivation I was looking for! Wed, 1 Apr 2009 13:46:27 EST New team member from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x23390263 Hi everybody! My name is Sonja and I live in Florida. I joined SP in mid-January and started walking for exercise. In mid-February found the http://exercise.lbl.gov website and joined it and have been logging my miles faithfully - I am very motivated by getting to see the new photo of where I am everyday. It's like getting a little postcard. <BR> <BR> This team seems like it would be a great place to meet some partners and get also get me motivated to move beyond walking and try running ... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 05:53:37 EST Newbie in VA (moving to OR!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x23358135 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd introduce myself to the team. This got me SO excited today because I'm currently living in Norfolk VA and am actually moving to Bend OR this summer! My husband's been stationed here in the Navy for 5 years and he's finished in May, so we're going to have the life we've been dreaming of! <BR> <BR> We love to cycle, run, climb and all other things outdoorsy that we can think of. I am counting down the days and having this motivation to travel "cross... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 07:44:35 EST How do you start again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x22797514 Now that I've finished the walk, I'd like to do it again. How do I get back to the east coast? Do I have to join again as another person, or can I go back and do it again as myself? <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2009 23:49:41 EST I can see for miles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x22797478 Last evening I reached the Pacific Ocean. Florence, Oregon is beautiful. It is a little cool, but the ocean is beautiful and I can see for about ten miles. <BR> <BR> It was a long walk across the country and I enjoyed seeing where I was each evening. When I started it seemed like forever and even 500 miles into the journey, it seemed like a really big dream that I might never achieve. <BR> <BR> I made it! I really did it! It was fun and my children joined me on the last leg of the j... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 23:48:20 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x22659439 Can anyone tell me where to go to set everything up and how I log my miles? Fri, 6 Feb 2009 18:40:32 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x22633046 Hi my name is Becky! I am not sure exactly how all of this works, but I am willing to try. I have heard about this before and it sounds very goal oriented and encouraging. Thu, 5 Feb 2009 22:10:32 EST a new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x22239372 Hello <BR> <BR> I like the idea of moving myself across the country. I've driven across a few times, but didn't stop to eat the roses! <BR> <BR> I am Greypaws. I live in San Diego and love to bike. I decided to try walking after about 18 mos off serious walking. I got bad tendonitis, so went to swimming. I love swimming but started to get vertigo every single time I did laps. <BR> <BR> So I'm going to keep my nose out of water and go back to walking. I'm going to do the beginner walking p... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 14:01:07 EST DEC CHAT - Conquering those holiday temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x20689462 Dec is always a challenge for me. Those extra treats and busy schedules make watching what I eat and finding time (and desire) to exercise a huge challenge. Do you struggle with this too? If not what do you do to to overcome this challenge? Thu, 4 Dec 2008 11:30:55 EST Bike pilgrimage planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x20628149 I'd like to do a 160 mile bike pilgrimage from Greenwood, IN to Gethsemane, KY late next summer or early fall. Does anyone have ideas of how to plan such a trip or referrals they can send me to? I am a novice biker just starting out. The trip would take 8-10 days. Thanks. Tue, 2 Dec 2008 08:53:33 EST Starting Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x20422722 Hello. I am just starting this week and have walked all the way to milepost 1. Whee ha. My feet hurt, but it is a start! That is the hard part. Sun, 23 Nov 2008 00:06:31 EST Site down tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x20065899 Is anyone able to get on the virtual site today? I was on yesterday, just curious if anyone else got on today. Sun, 9 Nov 2008 19:21:26 EST 100 team memebers strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x20043425 KINVARA just became our 100th team member today! Keep up the good work all and keep spreading the spark! Sat, 8 Nov 2008 20:18:43 EST Visiting a new town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x20021689 Today, I "visited" a town that a friend visits on her birthday every year. It was fun to see the little town and the street as I "walked" down it. My friend moved to another state last year, so it was great to think of her as I passed through. <BR> <BR> It is one of the fun parts of walking across the country. I loved seeing places I have been and I love thinking of others as I pass through a town or state. <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Nov 2008 20:00:08 EST another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x20010287 I found this team a couple of days ago and I think I'm going to love it! I get to increase my fitness, lose weight, AND travel! Who could ask for more?! Fri, 7 Nov 2008 12:00:33 EST November Chat - What are you thankful for today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x19982590 Thanksgiving is near - what are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> I am thankful for my supportive family - at home and extended. Thu, 6 Nov 2008 11:08:41 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x19939840 Hi! My name is Becky and I'm new to this team. I like to travel and I like to walk...so I'm in. I hope this will keep me motivated! Tue, 4 Nov 2008 21:54:50 EST Hi I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x19622349 I signed up for the site after seeing this team in a posting about favorite teams, I run and occasionally bike (my boys love to ride in the little trailer) and though this would be fun! <BR> <BR> SO do you have to have a partner on the site? How does that work?? Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:04:28 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x19511331 A Sparkfriend of mine knows I ride a stationary bicycle often to get my cardio in. I've logged in almost 700 miles since February, and now he's found this team and suggested I check you guys out. This sounds like a lot of fun! I will start from 0 and see how far I can get! <BR> <BR> Oh, my # is <BR> 53880 <BR> <BR> AC Mon, 20 Oct 2008 22:10:24 EST Hi - This looks like fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x19436544 Hi - <BR> <BR> I think this is an interesting way to track the exercise accomplished. The exercise I track is cycling - I commute every day to work and back: exactly 7.2 miles round trip. My automobile died and I want to see if I can do without a car (I had it junked) - I've been commuting to work, doing grocery shopping, exercising, and getting around in general on my bicycle since mid- to late-July. So far so good. <BR> <BR> My # is 53856. I live in the Seoul, Korea but my home state ... Sat, 18 Oct 2008 01:11:32 EST 10,000 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x19011567 Yesterday, I completed walking 10,000 miles since 2005. It has been a long journey and a lot of fun. I'm sure that I've walked that far before, but it took me much longer than this time. <BR> <BR> Not everyone would understand and they get that glazed look in their eyes, so I'm sharing this with others who might understand just how fun it is to be able to say that. <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening. Thu, 2 Oct 2008 20:55:47 EST Hi I'm Marcy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x18766268 Just bought myself a pedometer, and went searching for a walking team, found you. looks like fun. I just joined the exercise.lbl.gov site. So I'm way behind you all. I'll caich up!! <em>246</em> . <BR> So what happens when you've reached Oregon? Does it start you over? <BR> <BR> I'll be posting my first progress today. Wed, 24 Sep 2008 12:29:11 EST Sept '08 Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x18367245 Penquinlady started an Aug chat last month and I liked the idea to have a forum to help us get to know each other a little better. <BR> <BR> Here is a question to get things going: (or feel free to chat about anything else, this is just a suggestion) <BR> <BR> The weather is changing here in Nebraska and getting cooler and has been raining more, so I haven't gotten outside much. Is the weather effecting your workouts? <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:05:03 EST Place Your Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x18286003 If you haven't heard already, Business Week is conducting a poll on health & fitness websites. <BR> <BR> So, have you voted for SP yet? <BR> <BR> Pass this on the the other teams you belong to as well: <BR> <link>www.businessweek.com/technology/best<BR>ofweb2008/health.htm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2008 16:14:34 EST New to the team and looking for a partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x18154493 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a partner. It doesn't matter to me how much you walk/run/cycle, just that you do. I am aiming for 40-60 miles total per week. Anyone want to be my buddy? <BR> <BR> My ID is 53356 SuLaurenW. Just go ahead and add me if you want to do this together! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 2 Sep 2008 14:14:55 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x18153767 Hi!! I'll be joining the group as a way to motivate myself to get back to exercising. I'll be walking and riding my bike in Little Rock, AR as my way to get miles. I'm super excited about this! Tue, 2 Sep 2008 13:49:53 EST Hope you don't mind if I join http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x17921398 Hope you don't mind if I join your team. I have been walking the trail since the middle of July, but didn't know about this sparkteam until today. <BR> <BR> I am currently 5.41 miles from Buckner, VA in Hanover county. I am amazed at all the trees. I live in Utah, so the miriads of trees are very amazing to me. It must be very peaceful there. Sun, 24 Aug 2008 08:45:39 EST Does anyone do anything else with the numbers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x17786741 Hrmm? <BR> <BR> For example I created a blog, where I track all the places I have visited, and all the miles walked. I put up the pictures of where I am at that day, and I usually try to add some information about the location I had just passed, or the location that is coming up :). <BR> <BR> I think its a fun way to capture it all :) <BR> <BR> Anyone else doing the same thing? or different? <BR> <BR> Here it is: <BR> <BR> http://ottowalksusa.livejournal.com <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:11:39 EST What's the best Pedometer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x17674313 I need to get a pedometer. I want one that tells the mileage, steps and calories burned. <BR> I'm going on vacation next month, maybe a theme park. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Courti Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:29:19 EST Creating a team on the LBL.gov site? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x17573677 I noticed on the website you can find partners and join a team. Is there a sparkpeople team on that site? I think it would be cool to actually be able to look at everyone's maps/charts etc. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great day <BR> <BR> *still stuck in Virginia* Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:01:45 EST New New New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x17537757 I've always wanted a tool to help visualize how much I actually do walk per week, this will help me give me motivation. Although I don't come to spark much anymore, I am still keeping all of my great habits! <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Aug 2008 02:59:59 EST HEALTHY RECIPES from fellow Sparker- PLEASE RATE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x17311564 HEALTHY RECIPES from fellow Sparker- PLEASE RATE! <BR> <BR> HAPPY SATURDAY, TEAM!!! <BR> I'm popping in to wish you a SUCCESSFUL and HEALTH-FILLED WEEKEND!!! <BR> <BR> Since I joined Spark People and started my weight-loss journey, I have lost 54 lbs & 31.5 inches... slow and steady but continual. <BR> <BR> ===================== <BR> These are some of the recipes I've submitted to SparkPeople mainly because they are favorites with my family and I wanted them in my FOOD JOURNAL FAVORITES.... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 14:15:34 EST August Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x17285451 I have seen on other teams where they do a chat for the month. Anybody intrested?? <BR> <BR> I will start. I have been a bit "off" lately with my exercise. It seems like once I hit my goal that I lost my motivation to work out AND use the nutrition tracker. I have been staying in my 5 pound range, but I really still want to lose about 5 more (pure vanity number!). <BR> <BR> I joined SP last August right around my birthday. This b-day I am 40 pounds lighter! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 14:24:33 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x17104827 Hi Everyone! I was searching SPTeams for something to continue recording my minutes/miles and I'm excited to be here. <BR> <BR> I live in NW Germany and have many opportunities to bike/walk outdoors as well as have access to a fitness center but do most of my workouts at home/outside the gym until winter settles in. <BR> <BR> Look fwd to sharing my progress with you all! <BR> <BR> Jen Sun, 27 Jul 2008 15:14:15 EST I could not start last http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x16648259 I kept getting kicked out of the exercise.lbl.gov website last night (Fri. 7/11). Did anyone else have a problem. I'll try again tomorrow. Sat, 12 Jul 2008 23:05:29 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x15695075 I am new to this team and am looking forward to our walks together. Happy Walking, running or cycling. <BR> <BR> Julie <em>68</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2008 20:10:14 EST Hello there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x14785094 I found this team by accident and I am already monitoring my walking and cycling progress on the site...My user ID is 50791 if anyone would like to add me as a partner. I finally made it out of Virginia a few weeks ago! I log my activity usually weekly becuase the site is so slooooowwww! Fri, 9 May 2008 10:44:03 EST New to forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19805x14182753 Hello to everyone, <BR> This is my first Sparkteam. I was already walking, but this is more motivation. I lived in Baltimore city for years and never did much outdoor activities. When I moved to the country I discovered the outdoors again like when I was a kid. I trained for a 1/2 marathon using Prevention.com walking program, now I'm training to walk a marathon by the beginning of July. I've found that the walking isn't hard, but staying motivated is. I think this forum will be great h... Sat, 19 Apr 2008 22:12:01 EST Other online tools to keep you moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x13749995 <link>www.usatf.org/routes/map/ </link> <BR> <BR> I love this website to measure my distances when I walk outside. It has maps so you can either plan a walk or retrace your steps to see how far you have gone. It has a satellite map feature too, so I can sometimes see the walking trails on it that I would not be able to see on a street map. <BR> <BR> Very cool! <BR> <BR> If you know of other websites that inspire you to move, feel free to post them here! <BR> Sun, 6 Apr 2008 11:00:16 EST Let's add up our total miles together! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x13158348 I thought it might me fun to take our total miles and add them up to reach group goals. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes to achieve 10,000 miles together! <BR> <BR> For your first post on this thread add your total progress to mine. Then every other post just add on you daily miles. <BR> <BR> Here is the format: <BR> <BR> Miles today: ____ <BR> Group total: ____ Sun, 16 Mar 2008 11:26:47 EST About the website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19805x13060678 <link>exercise.lbl.gov </link> <BR> <BR> This site is a lot of fun. I needed something to keep me exercising and to push me a little harder and go a little further. You can daily enter your miles for the day on the calendar. It starts you at the coast of Virginia and takes you on a trail across the US into Oregon. Once you post your mileage on the site, it will show you a photo of the road of where you are "visiting". Very cool! I have used this site since July 2007 and I keep on trekking... Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:52:14 EST