SparkPeople SparkArizona Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=2103 Arizonans can share their lifestyle experiences, find an exercise buddy, and meet each other for hikes, bikes, and the occasional Spark Rally. SparkPeople SparkArizona Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=2103 Support your team with a spin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x58875649 Do you spin for this team? This morning I got a 20 <em>345</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:36:47 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x58807193 I am making a huge choice and I'm ready to feel better about myself. I am looking for a buddy. Someone to work with to help each other reach out goals. hope to hear from you soon. Until then have a great day! !! Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:01:44 EST Hello team looking for that burning motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x58551976 Hello, I am a rural teacher in AZ. I have been thin all my life, but the wrong kind of thin. All my bad eating no exercising has caught up with me. My baby at 35 and some meds changed my body, and my mind. I have spend a seeming unsuccessful journey these last 5 years to fix my old way of doing and thinking. I have learned a lot. But I am still struggling. I have gained 25 and lost back 10 in my health education journey. I would like to know how you all keep the desire and the drive going? ho... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:59:24 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x57793469 Hi everyone! This is about my third time trying out sparkpeople within who knows how many years I have been trying to lose weight. It works, it doesn't, just have to form healthier habits. I am currently looking for a buddy to work with, I'm in Buckeye and the weather today is AMAZING! As well as yesterday :-) No more high 90s...for now anyways. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to working with fellow sparkpeople members! Wed, 7 May 2014 16:01:57 EST 30 day squat challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x57760068 <link>shrinkingjeans.net/files/2013/04/squ<BR>at-challenge-011.png </link> <BR> I know it's almost May 5th but I am starting tomorrow! Who's with me? We can do this! Mon, 5 May 2014 00:38:42 EST Hi! My name is Redgirl54. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x57549362 I am a type 2 diabetic and was diagnosed 4 years ago. I struggle with depression due to the diabetes. I joined Spark People on the first day of April. I have really enjoyed the tracking features for food and activity. This makes me very accountable. I need to lose a total of 37 pounds and I believe I will be successful. This weight did not come on in a few days and I know it will take several months and a lifetime of changes to accomplish my goals. My good friend introduced me to Spark... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:47:56 EST March challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x56863912 I am starting a 30 day challenge to loose 5 lbs. starting march 1 those who wish to join in this challenge please post your starting weight. <BR> <BR> Brittany 240# <BR> <BR> Please post thing you are going to do this month to reach the goal. <BR> <BR> Let's do this together! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:16:12 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x56863847 I am making changes to this team I am trying to make it more fun and accessible. <BR> Here is where we will be posting all of our challenges and here is where we can keep track together. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:08:41 EST Sick of feeling lousy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x56853270 Hi everyone. I live in Benson, AZ for 5 years now. I am retired and have been a couch potato for the 5 years. I am over 300 lbs. now and can not even finish a full round of golf without huffing and puffing by the 14 hole. I have joined a gym with my wife so we can support each other. We go at least 5 days a week if possible. We live in an RV so there is no room to exercise at home. Would like to meet some people and friend them since we all have the same goal. <BR> <BR> Allen Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:09:07 EST Color Fun Fest March 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x56851277 If anyone is interested in doing the day or night run/walk for the Color fun Fest, if you use the code now you will get 50% off the going rate!!! That is AWESOME!! Also I believe there is a team set up under Spark Phoenix you will get an additional $5 off the registration fee <BR> <BR> When registering on the site and enter in this code PHXFGH228 !! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.colorfunfest5k.com/locations/pho<BR>enix/ </link> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:46:57 EST Get togethers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9113x2103x56441096 I know a lot of other regions have annual events and get togethers, does AZ ever do this? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:34:37 EST 22 and wanting to change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x56418478 My name is Nicole. I am 22 years old and I am 173.6 pounds. I was a size 3 (120lbs) all through out highschool and in the four years since graduation, I have gone up to a size 13. I have never really been a fan of healthy food but I am trying. I want to not only be healthy but I want to lose at least 40 to 50lbs and look fit. I have made a few changes in life over the past year and more changes will come in the future. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:25:47 EST April 5th Trail run/walk 10k through Texas Canyon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x56391450 If you're looking for a neat experience, the Amerind Museum east of Benson is sponsoring a 10K through parts of Texas Canyon normally closed to hikers and runners. It's on April 5 and should be really exciting and fun. You can find more info at <link>www.amerind.org/trail%20run.html </link> <BR> <BR> (thank you Barb, for letting us know about this! Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:39:13 EST Texas Canyon 10K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x56388169 If you're looking for a neat experience, the Amerind Museum east of Benson is sponsoring a 10K through parts of Texas Canyon normally closed to hikers and runners. It's on April 5 and should be really exciting and fun. You can find more info at <BR> http://www.amerind.org/trail%20run.html <BR> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:42:28 EST Where is your favorite hiking spot in Arizona? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x56357142 I love West Fork, Oak Creek and Horton Springs. I live in Phoenix so I have lots of choices here. I would have to say Hidden Valley is one of my favorite spots in Phx. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:06:57 EST Downtown Flagstaff fitness opportunities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9113x2103x56241651 Does anyone know about gyms or other fitness opportunities for people working in downtown Flagstaff? I am going to be moving offices in February and am going to need to build a whole new routine. <BR> <BR> Also, has anybody tried Peak Results on Humphreys? Is it any good? Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:44:20 EST Tucson Rally - Feb 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x56189116 9:30 a.m. at the Rillito River Park on the East side of Campbell Ave., just south of River Rd., <BR> Info here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x558<BR>24237 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:46:03 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x56165874 I used SP several years ago and loved it. Now I am back and am happy to see the community is still just as wonderful as it was before. <BR> <BR> I am a Mom of 5 (ages 5 to 17) with a lot of weight to lose. I reside in Cave Creek and welcome any hiking/walking/running partners. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:40:16 EST Hiking Buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x56165827 I have been hiking Spur Cross/Tonto trails and Cave Creek Regional trails. Anyone interested in joining me once a week? <BR> <BR> I really enjoy Spur Cross the most. The route I take is Metate to TR252 to Tortuga and down to the parking lot. I hike slow to enjoy the quiet and views, this route takes me 3 to 3.5 hours to complete. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:37:29 EST Eat Your Veggies Challenge January 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x56122161 Hi everyone this challenge starts January First and will run for 30 days. Here's what you need to do. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat at least 5 Veggie servings a day <BR> 2. Use a veggie emoticon for each veggie you ate that day (like the fitness challenge) So it will look like this <BR> <BR> 1/1/14 3 servings <em>551</em> 2 servings <em>291</em> 1 serving <em>267</em> <BR> 3 Add the 5 fruits and veggies goal to your "More Tracking" section of your Spark Start Page <BR> 4 Once a week blog abou... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:16:24 EST Spark tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x56108616 I ordered the Spark tracker and have enjoyed very much seeing the activity just adding up. For two days in a row I have done at least 60 minutes of walking and I really do not like walking. I'm feeling proud. <em>311</em> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:31:38 EST Hello from Fort Huachuca http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x56096794 My husband and I are stationed at Fort Huachuca. We have been here since Aug. 2012 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:31:20 EST Problem with nutrition goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x56043048 Dies anyone know why my nutrition goals would have suddenly reset? Additionally, I can't adjust the protein, et al, by percentage anymore. What's going on? Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:42:26 EST New Year's Day Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x56034054 Hey Phoenix-area members, HIKERBECKY and I are planning an intermediate hike on New Year's Day. Probably Mormon Trail up to Hidden Valley at South Mountain Park. This hike has a steep 1,000 foot climb, though it isn't super-long. We think 3-4 hours, round trip. <BR> <BR> Express your interest by replying to this message. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:47:32 EST What are your favorite workout DVDs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x56033141 I prefer to workout at home and find that having a variety of DVDs helps to keep me moving. I literally have at least 30 DVDs. Walking to toning to step aerobics to dance. I am looking for a good beginner Pilates and beginner Zumba DVD. Does anyone have suggestions? Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:43:42 EST Groupon - healthy giving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55995077 There are a lot of active activity Groupons available right now. I bought my husband archery, rock climbing, and laser tag for his birthday. There are many many other options, too! <BR> <BR> My referral link, in case you haven't signed up and would like me to get credit: <link>www.groupon.com//raf/UserReferral_rp<BR>/121015/10r1act/email/uu26372144 </link> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 03:48:19 EST SparkCoach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55993609 Does anyone use SparkCoach? Thoughts? Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:31:08 EST Excited to join this forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9113x2103x55967339 Hello everyone. My name is bee and I live in Buckeye Az. I am new to SparkPeople so have patients with me. Learning to navigate my way through website. Looking forward to meeting new people with the same struggles and making some new friends. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:04:19 EST Our first Challenge starts today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55905356 Hi Arizona, <BR> What do you think about our new challenge? I would love to get your opinion and find out what other team challenges you would like. Please respond to this thread and let me know. Remember this is your team!!! <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 07:10:02 EST 10 Minute Daily Fitness Emoticons Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55885404 Hello Arizona! Who's up for a fun fitness challenge? We Will start the Challenge on December 8, 2013. This Sunday. We will run the challenge until the end of the month and beyond if you want. Here are the "rules". <BR> <BR> 1 Set a goal to workout for at least 10 minutes each day <BR> <BR> 2 Ues fitness emoticons to record your fitness as a response to this thread. <BR> <BR> So if you walked for 30 min your response would look like this <BR> <BR> 12/8 30 min <em>311</em> <BR> <B... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 08:42:34 EST walking, Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x55869972 Any one want to walk in Tucson? <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Dec 2013 22:55:10 EST Seeking: Mall / General Walkers in the East Valley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x55862712 Located in the outskirts of Gilbert and looking for a group to walk with - at the Superstition Springs Mall (in the Summer heat especially), at San Tan Valley Mall (not so much in the Summer heat) or just out in nature....we have a lovely Riparian Preserve in the area. <BR> <BR> Any takers? <BR> <BR> Dolly Wed, 4 Dec 2013 10:26:28 EST We need your help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55860400 Hi SparkArizona! <BR> <BR> We need your help with events in your area. If you are planning a walk, hike or other fun healthy event please let us know and we will make an announcement and seed out the event in our weekly email. We want to help you connect. <BR> <BR> Please contact HIKERBECKY, DESERTJULZ or SAC-6582 and we would be happy to help you the word out. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>304</em> <em>252</em> Wed, 4 Dec 2013 07:27:32 EST Free 5k at Steele Indian School Park 12-14-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x55849759 Good Morning Phoenix! <BR> <BR> How about a nice 5k walk in Downtown Phoenix <BR> <BR> Steel Indian School Park <BR> 300 E Indian School Rd <BR> Phoenix <BR> <BR> Enter off Central Ave Just north of Indian School Road <BR> <BR> Saturday, December 14 @ 9AM <BR> <BR> This walk is a 5K equal to 3.1 miles and is for intermediate to advanced walkers. This will be a fitness walk and at a pretty quick pace 13 to 17 minute mile. <BR> <BR> This is a beautiful park located in Central/Downtown Ph... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 09:51:35 EST SparkPhoenix is on Facebook! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55848139 Hi Everyone, <BR> I just wanted to let you know that SparkPhoenix has a Facebook page. We post events and motivation daily! Come check it out. <BR> <BR> Here is the link. You may have to cut and paste it in your browser or just do a search for SparkPhoenix! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/SparkPhoeni<BR>x602 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 07:56:48 EST Color Fun Fest Phoenix March 15, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55836446 Hello Arizona, <BR> <BR> Here is a great Cyber Monday deal for us. <BR> <BR> Join Team SparkPhoenix for the Color Fun Fest 5K Only $15 to sign up today (Monday, Dec 2) <BR> After today it will be $20! <BR> <BR> Click on the link and remember to sign up for daytime team SparkPhoenix. <BR> <BR> <link>colorfunfest5k.com/locations/phoenix<BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> We will be walking/running the Daytime 5k On March 15th <BR> <BR> Email with any questions. <BR> <BR> Becky HikerBecky <BR... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 09:41:02 EST Color Fun Fest 5k - March 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x55825777 Hey Central Arizona/Valley Sparkers! Want to join HikerBecky and me for a fun 5k, at a low price? We're signing up for the daytime choice on the Color Fun Fest. There's a special tomorrow only (Monday, December 2) for the first 100 people to sign up for $15. After that, it is $20 until December 16th. Here's the website: <link>colorfunfest5k.com/locations/phoenix<BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> Our team name is SparkPhoenix. <BR> <BR> Reply here if you sign up, so we'll know you're in! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 13:18:24 EST What are your Healthy Food/Exercise Choices Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55825112 What healthy choice did you make today? <BR> <BR> I had a fruit/protein smoothie for breakfast and am heading out the door for a walk in a few minutes. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 12:13:37 EST Where in Arizona are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x55821483 Let's find out where everyone is from. This could be fun. <BR> <BR> Anybody from Santa Claus? or Wikkiup? I am looking forward to seeing what towns, big or small, we all call home! <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 06:38:08 EST Daily Fitness Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55816830 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Here is a fun way to share your fitness with Spark Arizona <BR> <BR> Just use an Emoticon to track your fitness along with the date and the minutes, <BR> <BR> Example <BR> 11/30 45 min <em>332</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:46:28 EST Welcome to the Central Arizona Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x55816624 Hello and Welcome! <BR> This forum is for those living in Central Arizona. Post events, Hotspots to exercise and requests for workout buddies. <BR> <BR> Our goal is to connect people in your area. <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking. <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> Please do not respond to this thread. Create a new thread for each topic. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:23:16 EST Hiking Season in the Lowlands! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55812447 For those of you living in the desert parts of Arizona, it is definitely HIKING SEASON! I've been enjoying daytime hikes in the various Phoenix Mountain Preserves over the last few weeks. <BR> <BR> Have you been hiking in your area? What are your favorite trails? Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:20:25 EST How was your Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9113x2103x55811742 HI Arizona! I had an amazing time with family but I started the day with The Race Against Rolls! It was so fun and what a great way to kick off the day! <em>364</em> <em>428</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 08:25:58 EST Hot Chocolate 5k/15k on December 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x55803600 Is anyone else walking or running in the Hot Chocolate 5k? If so, let me know and maybe we can meet up to start together! Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:56:16 EST Greater Phoenix Area Race Against Rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x55771849 Just a reminder about this fun event <BR> Come join us for this free PRE-Thanksgiving Event <BR> <BR> For those in the Phoenix (valley) area come and join us in our 3rd annual <BR> <BR> Race against Rolls 5k <BR> Thanksgiving Day: <BR> Registration 7:45am <BR> 5K Starts at 8 am <BR> Cost: FREE <BR> Healthy Snacks (Fruit and granola bars) will be provided or you can bring some to share <BR> Everyone who completes the 5k will be entered in a drawing for door prizes <BR> Location: 1420... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:20:19 EST Healthy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55771593 Good morning SparkArizona! <BR> <BR> So as I sit here looking at all of the pie fixin's I purchased yesterday, I was wondering how you handle the holidays. Do you try to stay on track on Thanksgiving or do you use it as a cheat day? <BR> <BR> I have one free day per week. And by free day I should say it's a free meal once per week. So I may hit Manuel's Mexican food for lunch or have Cold Stone for a special treat. This year I am starting my Thanksgiving day with "The Race Against Roll... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:57:44 EST Let's get active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x55725958 Whooo Hooo! What are you doing to stay active today? What small steps are you taking today to make you healthy? <BR> <BR> It would be so cool if we had a forum to post local fitness events. Not just Phoenix but all over Arizona! <BR> <BR> What do you like to do in your community do be active? Do you have a favorite walking spot or park that you like to work out at? What about Mall Walking? Does your local mall open early for walkers? <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <BR... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:12:37 EST Let's resurrect this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x55702650 Hi Arizona, <BR> I am HIKERBECKY Team Co-leader of SparkPhoenix. Let's work together to make Team Arizona #1! <BR> <BR> How many of you are in the greater Phoenix Area? <BR> Tuscon? <BR> <BR> Please comment and lets get moving... Together! <BR> <BR> Becky <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:07:06 EST SparkPhoenix Up Coming EVENTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x55702556 Please join us for one of our fun upcoming events <BR> <BR> 5K Walk at Steel Indian School Park <BR> Enter off Central Ave Just north of Indian School Road <BR> Saturday, November 23 @ 9AM <BR> This walk is a 5K equal to 3.1 miles and is for intermediate to advanced walkers. This will be a fitness walk and at a pretty fast pace 13 to 16 minute mile or 4mph. <BR> This is a beautiful park located in Central/Downtown Phoenix. We will meet in the parking lot that is located off Central just... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:59:14 EST Parker/Lake Havasu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x55675097 29 <BR> Female <BR> Married <BR> Trying to be healthy, exercise, and do this the right way but definitely fallen on my face a few times.. <BR> Looking for a weight loss buddy (: Girls only <BR> PS: I'm the new group leader so any ideas/suggestions on how we can make this group even better, let me know :) Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:54:15 EST Hello!! Excited about joining. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x55477713 Hello, my names is Lori and I am currently a stay at home mom my husband and I have been married for 8 years we have a 7 year old boy named Nick, one year old boy named Enzo and our last piece to the puzzle Penelope who is 3 months. These children keep me going and I love being a mommy. I would love it more if I were healthy and had energy to keep up with them. I was my heaviest after I had Enzo and well lets just say I never really lost the baby weight and became pregnant with Penelope and... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 16:13:39 EST Completely new 'START' page starts Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x55320003 Completely redesigned, the 'START' page focuses our attention on the most important factors of our success - Tracking, Coaching, and Community. And, finally, tracking our "Other goals" can be tracked on our STARTpage. <BR> <BR> Other new features are expected soon. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to the SP blog announcement: <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp<BR>?post=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeo<BR>ple_experience <BR> <BR> (Sorry, you'll need to copy/paste the link in a bro... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 14:20:06 EST Prescott http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x55051594 I am looking for an early bird to meet somewhere and do the couch to 5k running plan with me. I live right by the YMCA and they have a track that is free to use. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:07:11 EST Mesa- Stapley & University area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x54995961 Hi, I host a fitness support group in my area. I am always looking for more ladies to come along. We are an active group. We roller skate, play frisbee, exercise in the park together, walk, swim, play basket ball, and recently started boxing drills. <BR> I work out MWF at a local park. I am doing suspension training. Its a lot of fun even my 65 year old mother is doing it. <BR> Let me know If you want to work out with us. <BR> Jennifer Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:30:34 EST 19th Ave and Greenway- Healthy Loser Contest Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x54983783 Hey! Looking for someone who wants to join me in the Healthy Loser Contest with the $5,000 prize. Even though $5k is plenty enough motivation, I still don't want to do it alone lol. I live right off of 19th Ave and Greenway and I am up for any type of exercise whether it be walking each night (I live on the Golf Course) or skating or going to a fitness center. Please let me know!! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:42:20 EST Looking for buddies in Prescott. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x54969570 My name is Jenni, I'm 26 years old. I have an 18 month old son and since getting pregnant with him I have about 85 pounds to lose. I work full-time and am attending school part-time to obtain my Master's. I live in Prescott and would love to find some weight loss and exercise buddies in the area. Friend me and let's chat. I plan on starting the couch to 5k plan soon and would love to have someone to do it with! <BR> <BR> Jenni Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:11:56 EST Flagstaff, North of the hospital, Walking, Biking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x54826946 Hi! 59 yr young female would welcome a walking buddy. I also bought an adult trike (don't know how to ride) but feel intimidated to hit the road alone. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 13:57:15 EST breast cancer walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x54752267 is anyone doing this walk for this cause? its coming up... its down by the zoo <BR> <BR> Please let me know add me as a friend <BR> <BR> I havent gotten any replies for support or meeting new people yet <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> CJ Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:08:38 EST Paulden, AZ Walking/Encoura gement/Activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x54728942 Is there anyone out here in Paulden? Would love someone to talk to as well as make a new friend! Faves: sewing/crafting, playing cards and board games, walking/window shopping in Prescott around the courthouse, Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:54:11 EST Losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x54642207 When I was doing just cardio I was watching the numbers go down on the scale. My stomach was getting smaller but when I mix weight lifting with the cardio The numbers are going up. should I be worried? I thought the reason for losing weight was to watch the numbers go down. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:01:22 EST walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x54607207 Litchfield Park Az. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:15:36 EST New to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x54605759 Hi my name is Tina I am from the small town of Bisbee :) I am fairly new ....today marks my 2 week journey with spark people and I love it!! I hope to connect with others who can give advice and support! I have a long way to go but I feel like finally I will find myself on this journey with the help of the great spark people :) Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:06:29 EST looking for someone in BHC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x54496294 Is anyone in the Bullhead city area? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:01:19 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x54404973 Greetings from Prescott! My name is Lynsey and I have been committed to changing my life (and my butt) for a little over a month now. My daughter just turned a year, and with the way she is moving around (a little speed demon!), I need to be able to keep up. Not to mention stay alive and healthy to see her grow up and live her life. <BR> <BR> I love that there are people near me that are going through the same thing and we have a general meeting place to talk and motivate!!! I admit, I h... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:06:43 EST 35th Ave and baseline walking buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x54239351 looking for a female that can walk with me in the park and maybe hike south mountain sometimes (in the cooler wither) Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:06:24 EST YouFit Buddy 43 ave and Cactus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x54155575 I am looking for someone to work out with. Usually evenings, half hour usually what I last. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:25:30 EST CHANGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x54042256 Hello I am new and desperate for change. I am so glad there are others out there who may feel the same. I don't have the website down yet, but will learn it as I go. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 02:55:31 EST Pinetop, AZ Hike 7/13 or 7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x54042026 Are there any Pinetop-Lakeside SparkePeople members or SP who will be in Pinetop the weekend of July 13th? I am wanting to hike the Ice Cave & Blue Ridge trails if anyone is available this weekend. I will be hitting the trail around 7 AM on Saturday and probably Sunday too. I am not familiar with the trails in this area so suggestions are more than welcome. I see that the two that I have chosen say "moderate" so that looked safe enough for not having been there yet and possibly hiking alone. ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 01:34:20 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x53925413 Hi, I am Adella and i live in Tucson. i want to lose about 75 lbs and I just joined today. Looking for motivation. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:20:57 EST Heber-Overgaard friend looking for a walking buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x53811499 KJSHOWARD (also known as Kim) is up in Overgaard for the summer and is looking for a walking buddy. She has trouble navigating Spark on her phone, so she asked me to post for her (she is in Glendale, AZ during the cooler weather). Are there any Sparkers in that area? If so, please send her a Sparkmail. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KJ<BR>SHOWARD </link> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:27:36 EST Join Spark Solution Summer Challenge June 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x53702101 To celebrate the start of summer, we're launching The Spark Solution Summer Challenge on June 21. Lose weight while using the comprehensive 14-day program from SparkPeople's new book--and be entered to win prizes, including a $250 Visa gift card. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=join_the_spark_solution_summer_chal<BR>lenge_and_win_prizes_while_you_lose_weight </link> <BR> (This is a repeat as many people didn't get the book in time the first time around.) Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:58:58 EST win 8 weeks of on-line coaching complete survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x53701882 <BR> SparkPeople has teamed with Canyon Ranch - <BR> <BR> Fill out a survey for a chance to participate in a free eight-week online healthy weight coaching program from the experts at Canyon Ranch—and win a trip for two to Canyon Ranch Tucson. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=get_live_canyon_ranch_online_coachi<BR>ng_for_free </link> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:38:49 EST Hi, I'm new to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x53644039 I am 69 years old and counting. I have used other methods and have gone from 184.8 pounds down to 156.1 as of today. I have to get down to 140 pounds and it has been a real challenge. I have gotten as low as 145.4 pounds and now I am climbing back up and really discouraged. I walk my dog every day and do yard work and walk the treadmill for exercise. I also do some yoga. My big issue is that while I eat properly in the morning and at lunch, the afternoon has become my enemy! It's like I ca... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 10:04:43 EST HOME MADE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x53589367 Hello, I'm just starting on Spark People, it's already giving me challenges. I make my own breakfast cereal by the gallon, Kind of hard to break it down to portion size. Great recipe for those of you who would like it, but it seems steep on calories when I put it in here. The Dr.'s say you should eat nuts, so I thought this would be good, now I'm not so sure. Any suggestions on the breakdowns? <BR> <BR> Aloha Granola (makes about one gallon of granola) <BR> 8 cups oatmeal <BR> ½ cup ve... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:39:09 EST Beat the Heat: Mall Walk, Metro Center - Phoenix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x53581760 Join SparkPhoenix for an indoor workout. We'll be meeting at Metro Center Mall in Phoenix on Sunday, June 9, at 8:00 a.m. for an indoor walk. We will meet up at the main entrance on the west side, next to the Harkins Theater and Food Court. <BR> <BR> You're welcome to walk for as long as you like. Your walk leaders will be focusing on the 5k length, or approximately 3.1 miles. We chose Metro because it is a 2-level mall, so we can ramp up the cardio with a couple times up and down the s... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 00:01:41 EST Doc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x53534793 Hi ALL' <BR> <BR> This is a really great program. I lost 73 pounds two yrs ago and have gained but 20 pounds back. I always gain a few after all is said and done. I have this 20 lbs to ose now. <BR> Happy Day Thu, 30 May 2013 11:13:24 EST Cactus/Tatum Car wash for Officer & Fireman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x53510781 There will be a car wash fund raiser for the families of Officer Daryl Raetz (29) and Firefighter Bradley Harper (23), both killed in the line of duty. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, May 29 <BR> 7:30am - 2:00pm <BR> <BR> Danny's Car Wash <BR> 12020 N Tatum <BR> Phoenix 85028 <BR> <BR> It's just south of Cactus on the west side of the street <BR> <BR> There will be officers and firefighters taking collections at these corners: <BR> <BR> Tatum & Shea <BR> Tatum & Cactus <BR> Tatum & Greenway <BR> ... Tue, 28 May 2013 15:01:09 EST Any Kingman People out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x53477676 Hi there! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I like in Kingman and wondering if there are any other Kingmanites out there who would be interested to possibly walking or working out together???? (This includes the surrounding areas i.e. Butler, Sierra Vista, Golden Valley etc.) Let me know! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>88</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Marianne Sat, 25 May 2013 19:18:25 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x53440715 Hi everyone! My name is Jessie. I have been a member of SparkPeople for a while, but I haven't really been involved in the community before now. I am 34 years old and live in Tucson, Arizona. I am beginning a journey to be a generally healthy person by losing weight, exercising more, and eating better. I hope to make some new friends here to help me stay motivated. Nice to meet you! Wed, 22 May 2013 16:46:00 EST Kingman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x53369172 I'm a 57 y/o woman, wife, mom and grammy!! Is there anyone here from or near Kingman? I would love to connect with someone from my area so that we can help and motivate each other. Please contact me if interested. Thu, 16 May 2013 13:12:51 EST New to all this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x53369044 I live in Kingman and could really use someone close with whom to "Buddy" for motivation & accountability - both ways! I, too, have problems navigating and figuring out this site. I don't want to give up, yet I could really use the assistance from someone who's been here for a while. I have multiple health issues that have added to my weight (i.e. high doses of prednisone for asthma, hypothyroidism, gluten intolerance and recently diagnosed with diabetes). I weigh more now than when I deliv... Thu, 16 May 2013 12:57:48 EST The April Top Ten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x53213001 <BR> Here are our leaderboards for April. Rather than sending kudos to each individually, I thought it might be nice to share the info with everyone! (Yes, you can see this yourself on the team page, but, be honest, when was the last time you thought to look at it?) <BR> <BR> Time, effort, and consistency will get you to the top of the leaderboards, too. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> Points Top 10 <BR> <BR> 1) MO... Sat, 4 May 2013 03:25:24 EST Bullhead City http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x53060569 Is anyone here from Bullhead City or around? Thought it would be nice to have a little local support. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 01:10:24 EST Desert Botanical Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x53054597 I spent the morning wandering through the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. What a beautiful day! Still many blooms on the cacti & wildflowers. <BR> <BR> Any fans of the Desert Botanical Garden and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in this crew? Sun, 21 Apr 2013 14:58:06 EST What have you figured out about your weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x52966650 Hi everyone, <BR> I lost a hundred pounds then put 30 back on! How frustrating ..all of that hard work then I started slip sliding back into unhealthy habits. <BR> <BR> I've figured out a few things though...I have to weigh everyday. If I don't, I can ignore what's happening with the slow, insidious weight gain. <BR> <BR> I have to measure everything I eat. I have "fat" eyes that tell me to eat everything in front of me cuz thats a serving ...right? <BR> <BR> I have to exercise 6 days a... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 18:49:35 EST Lake Havasu City - McCulloch & Swordfish - Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x52939083 I am just starting to walk almost daily. I am out of shape so I can only walk for about 30-45 mins at a time. I tend to walk in the late afternoons when it's cooler, but I can walk in the late mornings if it's not too hot or windy. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:43:15 EST Anyone from Pinetop/ Lakeside ShowLow Etc area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x52925185 I have moved here from Canada, and i love the scenery here. I have a two year old daughter and love to walk if anyone is interested in joining us. We mostly walk around the PTCC. But we do frequent the parks and like to walk around the lakes. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:19:33 EST Hi, i'm Mama Thunder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x52906596 I have been struggling to get at least 25 pounds off. Over the last year I've dropped 105 pounds. I have had a hard time getting back on track since the holidays. I'm hoping by tracking my food again I will continue to lose the rest. The one thing I have kept doing is exercising. I do enjoy that. Wish me luck. I'm open for any suggestions to help me stay on track. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 07:45:27 EST new new new!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x52671634 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Im Cathy and live in northern Phoenix. Looking to meet new friends lose weight and get healthy again. I was diagnosed with Diabetes and gained weight lost weight sugar levels go up and down so time to change that. I dont belong to a gym ( out of the budget for the moment) LOL but I have started walking a couple night of the week not far but its a start. I want to lose 50 pounds so any encouragement receipes anyone wants to share is good with me. Add me as a friend... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:24:42 EST Issues With Sodium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x52660248 Anyone besides me find it almost impossible to keep under your sodium count while keeping carbs, cholesterol, fats, and other stuff in check? And if so what was your solution? <BR> <BR> Feedback welcome De Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:12:32 EST Lake Pleasant Walk / Run / Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x52500740 I just wanted to share this info with you guys in case anyone had an interest... <BR> <BR> **** Lake Pleasant Dam Walk / Run / Hike on Saturday, April 6, 2013 *** <BR> <BR> Join us for Lake Pleasant's Ninth Annual Dam Good Run, Walk, Hike! This popular, family-friendly, un-timed, fundraiser offers the public the only opportunity to cross the Waddell Dam overlooking the scenic lake. This year, the participants have the opportunity to choose between three routes: <BR> • Dam Fun - 2-miles (cou... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:13:05 EST Cottonwo d/Sedona walk or hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x52468850 Walk/hike buddy for Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. I hike 4 or more miles on the beautiful trails in the area. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:35:00 EST SparkPeople Hike and Potluck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x52468846 HI Sparkers! <BR> We hope that you can join us for our first Potluck/hike combo! Details Below <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 <BR> Time: 11am-2pm <BR> Where: North Mountain Visitors Center Ramada <BR> 12950 NORTH 7TH STREET • PHOENIX, AZ 85022 <BR> <BR> We will hike first then enjoy our healthy potluck lunch. Bring your family and leashed well-behaved dogs. (the park requires that we pick up after animals and humans so bring plastic bags) <BR> <BR> During lunch Steve (SAC-6582) wi... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:34:29 EST I'm Backkkkkk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x52458174 <em>24</em> I dropped out two years ago and gained 20 more lbs but I have lost 10 so far! yeahhhhh, My diabetes got out of control and I had to start medication so I hope I can stick to it now!!!! Pray for my strength, courage, and wisdom. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 14:31:13 EST Google's Stunning Grand Canyon Imagery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x52417854 Need a moment of Arizona beauty and awe? <BR> <BR> Google has added Grand Canyon to the list of its Street View-supported locations in Google Maps, and it's really a sight to behold. <BR> <BR> Here's a link to an article about it and a sample picture. <BR> <BR> <link>mashable.com/2013/01/31/street-view-<BR>gets-stunning-imagery-from-the-grand-c<BR>anyon/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_mediu<BR>m=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%<BR>28Mashable%29 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not advanced enoug... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:27:38 EST 2013 Hike for the Homless Event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9113x2103x52336359 HI if you signed up for this event and want to hike with the SparkPhoenix team please SparkMail me your cell number so we can meet up at the event! Whoo Hooo! We have 10 for the event and we reached our fundraising goal! Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:20:53 EST Needs motivation and support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x52303655 Hello, <BR> I'm 29 years old, going to be 30 this year. This is my first time posting here. I keep telling myself I'm going to start going back to the gym and eating right... but it never seems to happen. <BR> Both my fiance and I have each gained 20 pounds since we started going out 2 years ago. Before that, I was going going to the gym every day and eating pretty healthy. But since we started going out I stopped going to the gym and we eat out ALL of the time. Sometimes I make a pact with m... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:37:36 EST SparkPhoenix Save the Date! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x52289941 Saturday, April 6, 2013 Beginner Hike/Walk & SparkRecipe Potluck Picnic! Keep your eye out for more info soon! Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:20:07 EST Firefly 5K Run/Walk - April 13, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x52155782 (copied from a thread in a different team forum - sorry for the repeat, but I wanted to get it into our new "Upcoming Activities" forum!) <BR> <BR> Hey Spark Arizona, your sister-team SparkPhoenix has created a team for the Firefly night run/walk. Here are the details: <BR> <BR> The Firefly Run is an ILLUMINATED NIGHT RUN (or Walk!) The event provides a t-shirt and two LED light bands with registration. You can purchase additional LED light bands if you wish. <BR> <BR> When: April 13, 2013... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:12:52 EST **What to Post to this forum"""" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x52152316 This forum has been re-named and re-purposed. <BR> <BR> Going forward, please let everyone know what's going on that other sparkers might be interested in! <BR> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>342</em> <em>354</em> <em>356</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <em>57</em> <em>260</em> <em>278</em> <em>364</em> <em>365</em> <em>366</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:59:49 EST I am looking for a SparkBuddy Dreamy Draw area. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x52133064 Walk, Hike, Bike? I'm up for it! <BR> <BR> Message me! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:35:47 EST Walking Buddy in Payson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x52068067 I'm in Payson is there any one else here interested in a walking buddy at Green Valley Park? Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:21:25 EST Casa Grande Walkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x52039334 Is anyone here in Casa Grande? I usually walk 2-3 days per week at the track in town by the aquatis center. Fri, 8 Feb 2013 14:40:34 EST Making an Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x51978256 Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Dani, I'm 25 going on 26 this month. I have 2 kids, my youngest is 5 months and my oldest is 5 years. I have the support of my fiancé and kids to begin a healthier eating lifestyle as a family, and I can't wait to get to know you all as friends and another support group during this journey :D Mon, 4 Feb 2013 17:50:32 EST Portable Metabolism Tracker from ASU professors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x51963878 Hi guys, <BR> <BR> I just read this article in ASU News about a portable metabolism tracker. "ASU spin-off launches world's first portable metabolism tracker" (link below) <BR> I don't know if I should get it or not, though. I'm a poor college student, after all. :) <BR> <BR> Thoughts on this? <link>https://asunews.asu.edu/20120124_bre<BR>ezing </link> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:14:06 EST Hellllo Anybody from Fountain Hills, Arizona http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x51929165 Hi my name is Debbie and I am 58 years young. I am looking for a Spark Buddy who loves to dance, walk the fountain, Zumba, or any other exercise that is up beat. Sorry, but I'm not in to Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi etc. I can exercise most mornings starting around 9:00 AM. If that sounds good to you give me a shout. Happy Sparking <em>334</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 12:55:06 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x51911390 My name is Elizabeth and I live in Surprise. I have steadily gained weight since getting out of the Navy 8 years ago until my weight balooned at 260. In September, when my youngest of 4 children turned 11 I knew I could no longer blame it on baby weight and decided to do something about it. <BR> <BR> I made a goal to lose 100 pounds by my 45th birthday (August) and I am now halfway there. I have lost 50 pounds in the last 4 months, but have sort of stalled and decided to try this site to see... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:29:33 EST Dreamy Draw HIke On Superbowl Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x51907561 If you are not really into the SuperBowl join Desertjulz and I for a hike at Dreamy Draw park on Sunday at 3:30. We will meet at the parking lot. As you enter the park keep driving until you are at the end of the road that is the parking lot that we will be in. This will be a hike not a walk. However if you would like to walk there is a great sidewalk that you can walk on so join us? <BR> <BR> The hike will be easy to moderate so please evaluate your ability before joining the hike. Remember... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:39:18 EST SparkPeople trained me to walk 5k! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9113x2103x51876729 SparkPeople is such a wonderful site for taking you to the next level of fitness and health. <BR> <BR> Over the summer, I followed their training plan to walk a 5k. Now, I've just signed up for the plan to walk/jog a 5k and will finish it just in time for the Firefly 5k! <BR> <BR> Do you want to do the Firefly 5k, yet don't believe you can walk for 3.1 miles? Here's the program to help you get there! Visit the 5k Your Way on Sparkpeople. You receive a customized training guide to walk, wa... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:00:37 EST Firefly 5k Run/Walk - April 13, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x51870788 Hey Spark Arizona, your sister-team SparkPhoenix has created a team for the Firefly night run/walk. Here are the details: <BR> <BR> The Firefly Run is an ILLUMINATED NIGHT RUN (or Walk!) The event provides a t-shirt and two LED light bands with registration. You can purchase additional LED light bands if you wish. <BR> <BR> When: April 13, 2013 <BR> Where: Wesley Bolin Plaza - 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix <BR> What: 5k night run <BR> Benefits: American Red Cross <BR> Team Name: SparkP... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:13:39 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x51738176 Hi everyone!!! My name is April and I am from Rainbow Valley, AZ. I was born and raised here in Arizona. I am 25 (almost 26) and have to beautiful boys! I am new to Spark poeple and am looking forward to making new friends and changing my life! :) <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:55:33 EST Scottsdale Rd. & Shea, jogging, hiking, gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x51692269 Scottsdale Rd. & Shea, jogging, hiking, gym (24 Hr Fitness) <BR> <BR> Looking for an exercise buddy in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area to go jogging, hiking, or do gym activities together. <BR> <BR> Mondays - Fridays I'm available to wrokout from 5-7:30 am and 7-9pm <BR> Weekends are flexible and I could accommodate nearly any time. <BR> <BR> I particularly love hiking at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and I regularly workout at 24 Hr Fitness. <BR> Inside your message text can provide further... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:01:17 EST early morning workout partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x51642345 I am looking for someone to meet at the gym early in the morning .... 4, 5 ,6 am? I dont have a problem with workout motivation, but have a hard time getting up early unless I am accountable to someone. I belong to LA Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, and the YMCA. Any scottsdale location would be great. <BR> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:31:22 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x51577217 Hello, I'm Debbie. New to sparkpeople and Arizona. I'm in Flags and looking for that push to get back on track. I would love any ideas, help or info you might want to share! Thank you and here's to a healthier lifestyle!! Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:22:08 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x51531022 Hey everyone! <BR> I'm new here and just wanted to say hi! I look forward to getting to know everyone Tue, 8 Jan 2013 01:43:45 EST looking for an online accountability buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x51530420 Hi I'm Nicole im 35 have 2 kids and I live in mesa. I have 25 lbs to lose and need someone to kick me in the butt everyday! Anyone willing to exchange daily accountability emails with me? Send me a message if interested! Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:14:24 EST workout partner in scottsdale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x51513809 i have a membership at 24hour fitness and la fitness. looking for an early morning (4-6 am-ish) workout partner <BR> <BR> at either <BR> <BR> 24hour fitness on dobson in mesa, on scottsdale and thunderbird, or camelback and 24 st. <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> la fitness on scottsdale and mcdowell or mccormick ranch Mon, 7 Jan 2013 06:44:00 EST Is anyone from Bullhead City? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x51474103 Wondering if anyone is from Bullhead City? Fri, 4 Jan 2013 17:52:06 EST 20/20 on ABC tonight profiling 50% weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x51473304 Tonight on ABC's 20/20 show has a segment tonight called "Half Their Size". They will be profiling people who have lost 50% of their weight. They will be sharing their story and what steps they took to achieve these great accomplishments. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>248</em> <em>205</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> too! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:45:17 EST Hi all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x51358495 My name is Rhonda. I live in Litchfield Park. I stumbled across SparkPeople by chance but think it may be just what I need! I am not new to dieting or working out but I need something to help keep me accountable. I am a very busy mom of 3 daughters (all that play club soccer). I have to figure out how to incorporate "healthy" eating and excercise into my daily life. It is time for me to do something for me (that will benefit my hubby and kids too)! <BR> Looking forward to the new year a... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:14:15 EST How are you gonna stay on track this season? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x51197325 It's the most difficult season of the year to keep our nutrition and exercise programs on track. What have you found does or doesn't work for you? <BR> <BR> I've always eaten any sugar in sight. I've never successfully walked away from sugar - ever. I'm still at the "I don't want to give it up, to feel deprived" stage. So far, the only way I've controlled my intake is complete avoidance. I can't be in the same room. <BR> <BR> So, I'm planning to arrive later to and leave earlier from par... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:11:28 EST 2013 Hike for the Homless Event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x51141780 HI I'm Becky a team leader for SparkPhoenix. I am trying to put together a team for Hike for the Homeless. The event is Saturday March 2, 2013. <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the forum at SparkPhoenix. Please give me your input and let me know if you would like to join a team!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=24067x11632<BR>x51141703 </link> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 07:12:24 EST Grapefruit may turn more drugs deadly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x51003272 From NBC News: <BR> <BR> "If you kick-start your day with a glass of grapefruit juice, be careful. <BR> <BR> Canadian scientists say the number of common prescription drugs that can interact badly with the tart citrus is climbing, with the potential for dangerous, even deadly, results. <BR> <BR> Twenty-six new drugs that can cause serious harm when mixed with grapefruit have been introduced in the past four years alone, bringing the total to 43, said Dr. David Bailey, a clinical pharmaco... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:53:52 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x50982302 Good morning! (In the wee hours that is...!) I live in Chino Valley, up by Prescott, and am wondering if there is anyone close by that I could exercise with. Unfortunately, I don't have a car yet, but I will soon. I am going from being sedentary to starting to exercise again due to physical issues and need some kicks in the butt....anyone interested feel free to reply. Thanks and make it a great day! Tue, 27 Nov 2012 05:22:51 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x50973084 Hi all! My name is Teresa. I'm 38 y/o live in Chino Valley. Moved here from Indiana after the breakup of a long term relationship. Been here 3 whole months. I am a very large woman and live with my parents who are very small. They are getting me out to go on hikes about once a week. Love the hiking! Hoping to work on my motivation to get out there and do it more often. Though I am having trouble dealing with foot pain and concerns about what hiking will do to a large body. Trying t... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:45:17 EST Flagstaff, Dale&Bonito, Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x50967460 New to town and would like to find someone to walk with and to help me stay motivated. My schedule is pretty flexible. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 00:42:19 EST LA Fitness, 59th Ave and Bell, Classes/Weight lift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x50857297 Does anyone else work out here? I'd love to have someone to meet up with at the gym a few times a week (more incentive to get there). We could push each other to complete our reps or keep doing our cardio! Or take a class together! I'd love to try Zumba and Aquafit. <BR> <BR> I like to go in the mornings, but not too early. But I'm pretty open. I don't like going too late (after 9 pm) because it takes me forever to get to sleep then. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:13:29 EST More site maintenance tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x50813564 <BR> <BR> They either like what they did last night and want to do more - or they didn't like it at all and are doing it again. Tonight, all the Spark web sites will be down for maintenance again from 11pm to 5am USA Eastern Time. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:14:32 EST Site Maintenance Tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x50796866 All of SpakPeople's sites will be unavailable tonight from 11 pm to 5 AM Eastern time for site maintenance. Get your sparking in early! Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:12:24 EST Goodyear AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x50771557 I am hoping to find a workout buddy - I have the Insanity Program and would like to work out with someone for the 60 days of the program. <BR> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:59:01 EST Looking for a Work Out Buddy - Goodyear, AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9113x2103x50771415 Hi to all - I live in Goodyear, AZ - I have the Insanity Program and I am looking for someone to do the program with me for 60 days. I really want to lose weight and I have wanted to forever, however, I lose motivation. I really would like to lose 30 pounds. If anyone would like to work out for 60 days with me. I would love to hear from you. <BR> Just an FYI - I work from home - and hubby has the car to go to work. So we would work out here, but on Wed and Thurs, I could go to you bec... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:47:53 EST I'm Mel... in serious need of willpower! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x50759324 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm Melanie, but my friends call me Mel or Melli. I live in Buckeye (and I'm a native!), am a full-time student, work full-time outside of the home, have a stay-at-home husband and two preschoolers. For some reason, now is the time I feel I need to get healthy (as if I have any extra time!). I think with so much going on, I've realized that my weight is hindering my ability to keep up with it all. Not to say that if I was skinny, all of my problems would be cured. But I'm tired... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 14:39:26 EST old is new again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x50666815 hi, carol here <BR> 66 years and counting. I have 1 son and 4 grandchildren & 1 granddaughter in law <BR> my goal is to shed 50lbs and learn how to do a lot of great new things. my 1st love is family #2 is life. <BR> so send me your advise on the 50lbs and I will keep walking.stay with god <BR> <BR> carol <BR> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 00:47:11 EST Laveen, 67th Ave and Baseline or Southern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x50631093 I am a social person. Would like someone to talk and walk with. I am a beginner so I need someone with patience...lol. Enjoy most anytime. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:30:16 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x50510149 Hi, my name is Kayla, and after weighing myself tonight I realized I need to get back in shape. I am a baker by profession so having all those sweets around doesn't make it easy to loose weight. My husband is a huge supporter but since he's in so much better shape than I am, it doesn't work very well. I've also just moved to Arizona only 5 months ago so don't know many people, making it hard to have people support me. I am 22 almost 23, and have lived in numerous states because my husband was... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:05:15 EST Walking group at Tempe town lakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x50459632 sparks people it is a great support group and a great way to help each other out <BR> <BR> i am starting a walking group at Tempe town lakes on Wednesdays at 9am <BR> meeting by the Splash play ground/entrance to park each week <BR> <BR> if u like to join come on if u have a dog to walk a baby to push bring them on!!! <BR> <BR> the weather is cooling down it will be so nice out <BR> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:27:25 EST Hi I'm Audrey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x50406355 I am new at this and I know I need support with my weight loss. I have already dropped quite a bit and I need to drop more. I have been impresses with what I have read and know I will learn much. I need to lose about another 30 pounds. I'm looking forward to suggestions and I hope I can help someone too. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:16:23 EST SparkPhoenix Walk this Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9113x2103x50310585 Hi Everyone! SparkPhoenix is Walking this Saturday and I would like to extend an invitation to you. If you are in the Phoenix area and would like to join us please RSVP. Here's the info: <BR> <BR> Murphy Bridle Path Walk <BR> Let's walk along this Historic path in North Central Phoenix. <BR> <BR> Saturday, October 13, 2012 <BR> 7:30AM <BR> Meet at the North West end of the parking lot at North Phoenix Baptist Church. This is across the street from the start of the path located at Central... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 09:16:32 EST Phoenix, Thomas & 19th Av, Walk &/or YMCA exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x50187593 Any time OK with me. Slower pace walking to start and hope to work up to more. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 10:05:54 EST Prescott ?.... Anyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x50143649 I live in Paulden and am searching for a local group in the Paulden/Chino/Prescott area. Is there anyone out here in the boonies or even closer to the Prescott/Prescott Valley area??? Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:06:44 EST Caffeine/coffee Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x50126784 Hi, everyone, I wonder if anyone else is having the same problem as me. I relied heavily on caffeine at one point when I was in a weight lost contest (diet soda, coffee, diet pills, etc) and now that I am not in the contest and put back on weight, it's harder for me to NOT use it to assist my new weight lost plan. Not to mention when I feel much energized and focus when I am super-dupie caffeinated..... <BR> <BR> I tried to sub coffee with red bull/energy drinks/tea but I miss the taste of... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:14:38 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x50070789 does anyone in the Tucson area want to walk? <BR> <BR> Mike Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:28:11 EST Hello Arizonans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x50070731 I am Tammy. I used to be with SparkPeople when I lived in Phoenix a few years ago. I had gastric bypass in March of 2010, and subsequently went from 335 down to 162. Then I moved to Paulden AZ (8 mi north of Chino Valley, 30 mi north of Prescott, 1.5 hrs south of Flagstaff). Due to a series of unfortunate events, financial and health issues, broken bones and medications that cause weight gain, as well as eating from whatever the food bank could give us, I have gotten WAY off track and am ... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:23:22 EST Hello from Eagar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49936058 I've lived in Eagar for a little over 2 years now. It is beautiful up here. I am mom to 3 & grandma to 7. I haven't had much success with diets and my rheumatoid arthritis has made me not want to exercise. But I need to do something or I will continue to get worse. So, here I am. I'm attempting to cut down on what I eat & I've started walking. I sure could use a buddy to keep me on track. Anyone up here in the White Mountains? <BR> <BR> Sandy Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:50:52 EST yuma, az walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x49891869 i guess im the only one here in yuma but if you are too let me know we can meet up or be online buddies!!!! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:44:06 EST willpowerpower http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49880216 Hi I just joined today sep11,2012 I know that I should not eat snacks after 7pm but I am so tired that I sit and read and watch tv and eat even though I am not hungry! I am lonely at night it is my worst time. I keep busy during the day but the hrs between 630pm adn 830 pm are a free for all. I have called a few friends adn chatted but I can't do that everynight! I don't knit or do crafts no patience for them so any suggestions? Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:53:25 EST How do I eat right when Im not supplying the food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x49866308 I currently live with my future in-laws..I am not working but activly looking for a job and I am up to my ears in leftovers from my M.I.L. She cooks dinner every night, so Im on my own for breakfast and lunch which is good for me, but shes always pushing me to eat the leftovers from last night and previous nights meals, for breakfast and lunch. I dont like her cooking, but am living here rent free for the time being so I eat her food...if I dont she literally cries and gives me a guilt trip.... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:40:06 EST blairrose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49861820 I am a 57 year old woman and weights 323 lbs. I have been trying to lose weight since I was in my teens. In 2005 I was in Katrina then relocated to Chicago. That is when I found out that I have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure which have worried me since. I recently relocated to Arizonia where I now have found out that my kidneys is not doing too well and I am now on a low sodium diet of less than 2,000mgs a day. I have started eating right or trying but it is hard to do at times. I have b... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:09:37 EST Back on Spark again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49785374 HI all! <BR> <BR> Back on spark. Looking for some friends to keep me motivated :) <BR> <BR> Kelly Wed, 5 Sep 2012 17:12:42 EST 10,000 at risk of hantavirus in Yosemite outbreak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x49774104 From Reuters: <BR> <BR> The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory on Friday over an outbreak of hantavirus at Yosemite National Park, saying 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins there over the summer may be at risk. <BR> <BR> "An estimated 10,000 persons stayed in the 'Signature Tent Cabins' from June 10 through August 24, 2012," the CDC said in the advisory. "People who stayed in the tents between June 10 and August 24 may be at risk of developing HPS ... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:37:09 EST Neon Splash Dash Oct 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x49773717 Arizona is having their Neon Splash Dash (3.1 miles) on Saturday, October 20th at the Firebird International Speedway (Chandler). It's a lot of fun! You run while others splash you with black light friendly paint for the after dark party. You can even run with your strollers (just make sure they are washable!) <BR> <BR> Here's what's included: <BR> <BR> Entry into the Brightest Night Time Running Event! <BR> Swag Bag w/ Glow Gear, Temporary Tattoo & Freebies from Sponsors! <BR> Donation ... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:18:30 EST Mesa, Val Vista & Southern, Fitness Works Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x49632208 Looking for a workout buddy at Fitness works gym. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:23:49 EST Here's to starting over for the last time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49465458 Hello my name is Amy from Prescott and I am back to it again. Started using spark people about 2 years ago and fell off the wagon...more like was bombed off the wagon...life had given me a few harsh turns....not easy to stay disciplined when things aren't goin your way ya know. But I have been trying to change my lifestyle and start taking better care of myself when I realized that I have been carrying the weight of two person's around. I have about 100 lbs to loose...seems daunting but I kno... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 02:23:39 EST SparkTUCSON Rally next month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x49455301 I know there are some Tucson folks on this big AZ team that aren't on the Tucson Team. <BR> <BR> Just to let you know, we're having our Rally on the morning of September 8, 2012. <BR> <BR> We're going to have a personal trainer led warmup, then walk, a Healthy Recipe Contest and a Raffle. <BR> <BR> The prizes for the Raffle are as follows: (must be present to win) <BR> <BR> Gift certificate for 4 half hour training sessions with a personal trainer. <BR> <BR> P90X Extreme Fitness kit <B... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:06:17 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49418042 Hi Everyone!!! My name is Christine and I am new to the site. I had lost 60 lbs a year ago, but my love for food and eating out got the best of me. I gained a lot of it back and I have now decided to try again. I look forward to being active on this site. I work a full time job, and just didnt have to motivation to do what I needed to to keep the weight off. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 00:34:58 EST LA Fitness 51 and Camelback or Northern location http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x49411176 HI I'm looking for a workout buddy and can go to either location. I have been getting to the gym at about 5AM on MWF I work so I have to get there early. Send me a message if you are interested. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:45:05 EST hey all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49327953 hi im becky!! im here for encouragment and to get fit and be healthier. i currently weigh 208 i know some may say thats not alot but its not where i want to be. i miss being skinny and i want to be fit and healthier. i want to set good examples for my son also. <BR> im very friendly and love to hear advice and give whatever advice i can. feel free to talk to me im new to the site!! Mon, 6 Aug 2012 04:52:44 EST Surprprise, Dysart & Waddell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x49325597 Looking for someone to work out with, maybe join a gym with and keep each other motivated. I was thinking of Anytime Fitness because my work schedule hours change randomly and I never know what shift I will be working. But I want to go at least three times a week, because I'm on my feet running around all day (I'm a caregiver/cna). Sun, 5 Aug 2012 22:41:29 EST Hi AZ SparkPeople! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49160707 Hi everyone! My name is Katie, and I am 18 years old. <BR> <BR> For years I have struggled with my weight and my health, floating from diet to diet, trying pills and unhealthy ways of losing weight, before finally caving and eating extremely unhealthily. A few days ago I decided that I am sick and tired of feeling this way. I am going to stop "dieting" and start eating cleanly and healthily. I am extremely excited to start my new life and I love this site because I think that it is exactly t... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 02:15:34 EST Phx- 7th st and 101, workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x49136952 I'm not really sure on time, but I know evenings after 7pm are good right now ( mornings might later be good if I have my husband watch my kids). I have 2 boys, one is going into Kindergarten soon and the other is 3, and am a stay-at-home mom...so I'm pretty much at home all day. If you live close by and have kids too, then we can go on a mommy n kids walk? If you don't have kids, evening after 7pm is fine. As for exercise, walking would be fun, or some yoga, or even an exercise dvd. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:54:38 EST Trying to lose 100+ lbs in NW Phx http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49136536 Hi, my name is Christina. I am a stay-at-home mom of 2 boys (3 and 5) and married. I've been overweight pretty much since the age 10, and now I weigh 100+ lbs over my ideal weight. I hate being restricted to what I wear and I can't stand pictures of myself now. I know if I don't do something now, my health will start deteriorating (have back problems and carpal tunnel now). My issue is that I know how to eat and how to exercise...but I have been struggling with laziness as well as "uncontroll... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:22:39 EST THIS IS MY TRY #100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x49106120 Hello Everyone. today is 7/22/2012 5:40pm... I look my self at the mirror and always say to myself, "nah i aint that fat yet, I'm still good".. REALLY!! i havent weight myself like in about 3 months, but the last time i weight myself i was like 272 pounds, that's the most ever in my life.. i feel fatter than 3 months ago, so i might be like 15 pounds heavier. I'm SCARED!! to even weigh myself... THE SADDEST PART.. is that i was a U.S. MARINE for 5 years, just got out 2 years ago, and look ... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:47:20 EST Prescott Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49099599 Hi all- My name is Cindy and I am from Prescott. <BR> I've played the diet game for too too long and am determined to get it off no matter how long it takes and stick with it. <BR> <BR> I am doing a Game on Diet challenge starting tomorrow with an online group. So I am hoping that helps as well as I am doing Sparks meal plans. <BR> <BR> I am 41 and have about 50lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all! Sun, 22 Jul 2012 12:29:19 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x49062768 Sort of new to this site. I signed up quite awhile ago, but I am finally getting serious. :) I'm trying to make a lifestyle change. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:18:28 EST 89th ave and Bell, Cardio and Strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x49043731 I am 24, married, no kids. I am looking for a buddy to text/call to keep each other on track to a healthy lifestyle. Also, hopefully meet up for some workouts. I enjoy a variety of workouts. I like to use the gym at my apartments. I also like to use SparkPeople and Hasfit videos. Either early in the morning or when it cools down I love going on hikes, taking walks, and jogging. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:12:54 EST Mesa - Power & McKellips, Strength Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x48859102 Hi my name is Gina. I am 37 and work out at the 24 Hour Fitness at Power & McKellips. I am looking for a workout buddy. I workout M, W, F starting at around 5pm and Sat & Sun in the AM. I can also travel to the 24 hour fitness locations on Elliott & Val Vista or Dobson & 8th St. I usually do strength training and cardio but I do enjoy taking classes like kickboxing, zumba, body pump, cycle & aqua. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 18:15:35 EST Finally need to get started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48848940 I know it has taken awhile to get me going on here, it just seems times flies when you're busy. I am looking forward to getting married next Valentines day and it just seems to be getting here before I want it to. The weight is the hardest thing, getting to the Gym or just finding time at home to exercise I need to get more involved with this site and check it out more and pass it along. thanks for all the earlier messages, just havnt been able to get on a lot and check them out, please for... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 01:23:01 EST New to Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48847478 My daughter found this site and signed me up before telling me. I am always "on a diet" trying to lose this extra 30 # weight and she sees me struggling. After looking at the support and good information, I am sure that this is the place that will help me attain my goal. I still have to learn to navigate the site but am looking forward to learning from y'all. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 23:00:18 EST Hi from Marana! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48838607 Just found this site 2 weeks ago, and already lost 13 pounds. I am an aircraft mechanic living in Marana, 56 years old, and want to lose 80 pounds, so I have my work cut out for me! Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:59:00 EST Hello from NW Phoenix! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48762907 Hey there! My name is Megan, I'm a newbie. I used to be very fit back when I had a stress-free active job, but since starting an extremely stressful indoor, behind-the-desk job last year, I've gained nearly 35 pounds! Yuck. I just got married this month and I was looking at the photos I was very uncomfortable with how I looked. Therefore, I've decided to try getting a healthy life again. <BR> <BR> I'm a vegan and I'm starting to pick up running again.Both my husband and father-in-law work i... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 14:02:27 EST Surprise, 28, motivational buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x48762839 Hey there. I'm new. I'm looking for someone who can keep me on track. To text with each day to make sure we're staying on track, doing our workouts, etc. I need someone to help keep me on track and motivated! In return, I will keep you on track! Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:55:05 EST 60 miles in 3 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x48716563 Hey Fellow Arizonians! I have signed up for the Susan G Komen 3 day/60 mile walk. It takes place on Nov. 9,10 and 11th in Phoenix. Anyone interested in joining and meeting up at the race? You have to raise $2,300 to walk and it will be tough. You sleep in tents at night, but, it should be a ton of fun and it's a great cause. I live in Sedona and will be doing my training up here, but, maybe if we can get a few others to join we can meet somewhere once or twice before the race to walk and get ... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:34:15 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48678384 Hello all! I just joined this website today and am hoping to get the resources and support in order to drop some lbs! To tell a little about myself, I am 20 years old and attend nursing school in order to become a pediatric nurse. I have struggled with my weight for as long as I remember. About 4 years ago I weighed my heaviest at 185. I went on the Jenny Craig diet and got down to 130. In the last few years the weight has crept back up and I now weigh 163. I am hoping to get back to my... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 02:02:17 EST Hello from Nogales http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48677177 My name is Magda, I consider myself living in Nogales Arizona, although I really live in Nogales Mexico. I have been part of sparkpeople since june 2011 but I joined this group out of emotion and not really committed to change my life. But this time its different, I want it to be different. I turned 40 this past April and have the need to change my lifestyle. I have 2 beautiful children 6 and 12 and single (divorced). I am looking for friends and support in this group and I hope I can pr... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:31:47 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48656850 I am a 50 yr old divorced woman. I am tired of being alone. I signed up today for this and I am determined to get the weight off. God Bless everyone. By the way my name is Cindy and I live in Arizona. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:27:13 EST Sierra Vista, 7th and Fry Blvd, Walking/Talking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x48632238 I can walk early morning or after 7 pm <em>334</em> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:36:40 EST Workout buddy/txt/call 61st and Northern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x48583470 25yr old mother of three seeking workout buddy to walk, run, and do cardio with me must want to lose weight and workout hard.....If this fits you send me a message. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:28:33 EST 50LBS TO LOSE POSTPARTUM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48583419 HELLO ALL!!!!!!!! I AM NEW TO THE AZ AREA AND TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT...I want to feel better and lose 50 lbs. I just had two babies back to back so i've gained 50lbs of unwanted fat.....I will use this team to stay motivated and look for assistance. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:23:58 EST my goal is to lose 50 pounds or more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48580426 hi im Carol im here to lose weghit i really look forward too all this that has to offer me Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:27:37 EST 5 Surprising Reasons You're Not Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x48568400 Having trouble losing weight? Blame pesticides and toxic pans. <BR> <BR> If current predictions hold true, 42 percent of the U.S. population will be either obese or "severely obese" (100 pounds or more overweight) by the year 2030. That staggering statistic came out of a study published this week in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and it also found that the number of restaurants per 10,000 citizens nearly doubled over the past decade. <BR> <BR> here may be more than just unheal... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 21:01:50 EST Hello Team Arizona! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48558972 My name is Debbie. I live in Tucson and have lived here for 19 years. I'm originally from New Jersey. I've been on SparkPeople before but never stuck with it for more than a 2 weeks. I told my family I'm writing a Blog about my weight loss journey for the next year. I was thinking about joining WW and then remembered SparkPeople! I'm glad I did. I can be surrounded around like minded people with the same goals and write a Blog at the same time. I'll figure out how they can read my blog.... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 02:50:11 EST Hello There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48546773 I thought I would try this site after hearing nothing but positive comments about it. I thought about joining Weight Watchers, but I've been there before. I've lost some weight and have managed to keep it off, but I still have not met my goal. So now I'm ready to start peeling away old habits and add some new healthier choices into my lifestyle. I enjoy almost any activity, but my main interest right now is bicycle riding when ever I can get a ride in. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 02:36:06 EST Tucson Healthy Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x48474693 Hi Team Arizona! wvsteve and I are going to have our "sanity check" weekend away from the house in a couple of weeks and we are going to Tucson...just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for healthy eating places in Tucson? Thanks in advance! Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:51:00 EST Finally found a place to be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48468628 This is great, and I'm so excited. I'm turning 40 in September, and my high school sweetheart and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in August. I have late honeymoon trip to Hawaii on the line when I make my goal of 60 pounds. Looking forward to the love and support I hope to give and receive as we all travel this journey together. <em>247</em> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 01:22:48 EST Uncle Ted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48468076 Just another old Singing, Songwriting, Cowboy. Needing to drop a little weight, as I am enjoying retired life. This is a great site and I am thankful some one had the foresight and the fortitude to make it availible to the public. Thanks Spark People, I needed that. <BR> <em>652</em> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:14:28 EST wvsteve in arizona http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48464603 Hi all, <BR> I really like this site already ... it has made a big difference in my strategy in just 3 days. I want to lose weight to get down to 190 by 7 Dec. I really like the food tracker ... I am also significantly increasing my exercise. <BR> Have a great week. <BR> V/R <BR> Steve Sun, 10 Jun 2012 19:46:12 EST Hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48436199 I just found out about this site through a blog I found on Pinterest. I am a teacher during the school year, a Christian, married with a 2 year old that we are potty training at the moment (it is frustrating). <BR> <BR> I would like to lose at least 60 lbs. I hate working out in this heat! I was doing C25K each night, but it is too hot for me now. I try to do something at home currently or go swimming. Fri, 8 Jun 2012 16:58:29 EST Cactus and 51 - text/workout/a accountablilty budd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x48436146 I would love to find a buddy to do all of the above with. I am a Christian wife with one child (2 yrs), and a teacher.. I'd like to find someone who has those in common with me :) <BR> <BR> Feel free to message me. Fri, 8 Jun 2012 16:53:43 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48390895 I am a previous member of Sparkpeople and have come back after a long almost 2 year hiatus. I have been on the diet and exercise rollercoaster for far too long and I am ready for permanent and healthy change. I am looking for friends on here so please friend me if you would like to do so. I am 45 years old, married, have 3 dogs and would like to get back into hiking shape again. Tue, 5 Jun 2012 18:13:12 EST Glendale, 51 ave and Glendale rd. Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x48386438 I am new to this and I need someone to walk with so I can stay motivated and accountable. I'd also like to text and chat with this buddy when we can't meet up. Tue, 5 Jun 2012 12:20:32 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48353910 Hello I just wanted to say hi and say that i am looking to make changes in my life by loosing weight and being more active and making new friends that i can connect with and help me reach my goals Sun, 3 Jun 2012 12:25:16 EST Shenia Can Do It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48322032 I am taking the leap. Have had an account with SP that has gone unused for a little under a year now. I have reset everything, given myself realistic goals, and sparked a fire under my butt to keep it all going (or at least log in tomorrow!)... <BR> Any motivation coming from who-knows-who would be appreciated, and might help keep that spark under my toosh lit up! I know I can do it, I just have to DO it. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 07:46:15 EST Diane http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48319506 Hi everyone---i'm a 62 year old and have some medical issues that has kept my weight up and with hardly no excercise and no self estime i'm almost at my wits end. I hope this will be an encouragement for me so I can complete my goal. <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 00:37:01 EST Just signed up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48316197 Hi everyone! My name is Rose and I'm looking forward to this new journey and hopefully making some new friends Thu, 31 May 2012 20:52:57 EST Bicycling in Phx? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x48309306 Hi there! Anyone here bike in town? I'm considering buying a bike (with a basket!) to run errands on (the grocery store, etc) but I've never biked in a city before. Sunscreen is an obvious must, as are safety lights for evening and a bike lock, but the traffic worries me and what if there isn't anywhere to lock up my bike at the store? Where is it acceptable to lock a bike outside a store? Does anyone have any tips for dealing with traffic? <BR> <BR> thanks! Thu, 31 May 2012 12:07:21 EST How do you get your exercise in when it's summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9113x2103x48297470 Other areas talk about being able to walk now, after all their cold and snowy winters. Arizona, at least southern and western are the opposite. What do you do this time of year to avoid the heat and get exercise in too? I live in Lake Havasu, its 106o right now. Wed, 30 May 2012 17:14:20 EST Lindsay or Gilbert and Chandler Heights. .walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x48286865 I am close to Oasis park and live in Valencia. Anyone close by? Tue, 29 May 2012 23:43:25 EST Time to try and do for ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48270945 I am an extremely overworked, over stressed, over whelmed mother of three who needs to relax, and find some time to deal with what I want and need. I need some support when it comes to not munching when I need to relax. I have lost and regained so many times and I am really ready to reach my goal and treat myself better. Mon, 28 May 2012 23:48:48 EST New Sparker Here in NW Peoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48264901 Hello my Name is Amanda... <BR> <BR> I new to the group and Spark People. I have been a weight watchers member for over 14 years but decided recently that I am tired of tracking points, going to meetings and just the whole thing. My goal is just eat as healthy as I can most days of the week and get my running in every other day. <BR> <BR> I admit that I am a classic yo-yo dieter and a stress/emotional eater. <BR> <BR> Anybody else doing the Phoenix 10k inNovember this year? Mon, 28 May 2012 15:11:31 EST Brand new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48254124 Hi, I am Kim from Tucson Arizona. I am a native Texan and last summer we had to move to Arizona for my husband's health. I watched him go through a triple bypass surgery and recovery. I am in a yahoo group where alot of the members are vegan and have read what all they've had to say. after going to the dr myself and finding out my cholesterol was 400 and I was borderline diabetic I decided it was time for a change. At first, I was only going to do vegetarian. But I have been reading alo... Sun, 27 May 2012 19:52:51 EST Newbie Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48239574 Hi everyone! Looking forward to getting healthy and making some friends in the process! Sat, 26 May 2012 14:11:18 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48176644 I had a baby three years ago and sadly I am still carrying all the baby weight. In fact I was thinner right after I had her than I am now. What happened, new baby, new house, new job in the past three years. So now life has stabilized and I need to focus back on me, at least a little bit :) and lose some of this extra weight, but more importanly get back into shape. I love back-packing and hiking and with the extra weight it is hard to enjoy these activities. Plus I need more energy and ... Tue, 22 May 2012 00:39:21 EST New to Spark...ready to lose the tummy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48171309 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I want to say how excited I am to be starting a new diet plan. I have tried many and give up half way when I stop seeing quick results. I knew it was time to change when I realized only 2 outfits in my closet actually felt comfortable to wear. I didn't want to accept that I was gaining weight but my jeans can't lie. Apart from losing weight I'd like to eat healthy whole foods, I have been on the processed food for too long now and boy does my tummy feel it, not only is... Mon, 21 May 2012 18:00:07 EST 24 Hour fitness - 43rd and Bell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48158032 I just joined the gym there - was looking for others to work out with. Sun, 20 May 2012 21:08:37 EST Hello Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48140412 Last summer I was a SP junkie. It helped me stay motivated, feel accountable, and lose 2 dress sizes! But when the school year started (I'm a teacher). I met my BF with a completely different schedule, I had master's classes, I worked as an assistant director, and I had to work.... to say the least I let my self control and accountability fall victim to "I don't have time". Now the weight's back, the clothes don't fit, and I'm bigger than ever from the comforts of love. Time to get back ... Sat, 19 May 2012 13:19:50 EST New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x48064279 Since starting college in the fall of 2010, I've put on about 30 extra pounds. I joined Sparkpeople in December of 2011 with a goal of losing some pounds by March. However, the excuses started coming and I stopped logging in two weeks after I joined. But, now I'm back and I'm determined to lose the college weight I have gained. I am determined to lose at least 20 pounds and tone up my body again, but I do need your support. I am logging my meals and fitness with MyFitnessPal and using Spark P... Mon, 14 May 2012 14:49:10 EST Mesa, Higley and Brown, medium workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x48063446 I'm looking for workout buddy to do weights, spin, elliptical, biking. Gym I use is Fitness Works at Baseline and Higley, however I can use the one on Brown and Recker. Mon, 14 May 2012 13:50:26 EST Spark Points Spin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x48053515 Enter the points you got today on your log-in spin, and bonus spin Sun, 13 May 2012 21:35:23 EST Relocating in profession http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47971151 What does Arizona have to offer. I have the choice of Arizona, Washington or Idaho. Tue, 8 May 2012 10:34:44 EST 7th Ave and 101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47946728 Anyone want to Mallwalk with me? Sun, 6 May 2012 23:21:47 EST SW Valley, (Avondale), Lifetime Gym--Palm Valley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47912421 Hi, I just joined SparkPeople. My goal is to lose 50 lbs. <BR> <BR> I already belong to Lifetime Gym at Palm Valley, and I go regularly in the afternoons. Anybody want to meet up there? Or join some classes together? Or just be friends for online motivation? <BR> Fri, 4 May 2012 13:51:36 EST No More Statins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47902124 Hi everybody. I'm excited! I've been on statins for high cholesterol for years (Crestor and others), but they made me feel terrible--muscle ache, brain fog, dizziness, etc. I recently decided to just quit taking them--going to try diet and exercise (with my doctor's supervision). So weight loss is a must. SparkPeople, here I come! Thu, 3 May 2012 21:46:29 EST Hello Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47899989 I'm your friendly Neighborhood <em>240</em> . I live out near Suprise/Sun City roughly 15minutes from White Tank Mountains....and I'm having issues with this weather. I know it hasn't even got to hits hottest points yet but Still upset with it. I'm Born and Raised here in Arizona and Never got use to the heat...It gives me Migraines. So,With that being said, How do you guys deal with it and keep your momentum going even when It's super hot? Thu, 3 May 2012 19:35:18 EST New to Sparkpeople..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47869715 Hi there! <BR> I was introduced to Sparkpeople by the nutritionist that was helping me to change my diet to lower my cholesterol. I'm so glad she told me about this website. In addition to needing to lower my cholesterol, I also need to lose 44 pounds. This seems like the place to go for motivation. I'm still trying to find my way around this website and seem to find interesting things and then not be able to find them again. Obviously, I'm not super computer literate! Wed, 2 May 2012 00:40:49 EST Anyone is the San Tan Valley area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47864733 Hi everyone, I just joined today and would love to see if there's anyone around my area that would like to meet up and walk etc. I'm up for anything. :) Tue, 1 May 2012 19:37:24 EST Phoenix, Scottsdale Rd & Chauncey, Life Time (Gym) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47860321 I like walking the treadmill & strength training. I work from 7-4, so I prefer evenings or I can meet as early as 4 am. Please let me know if you want a buddy at Life Time!! Tue, 1 May 2012 14:46:09 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47858170 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am a29 f just getting up and started. I plan on loosing over 100lbs and have already started with a good round at the gym yesterday. I look forward to getting to know people and exploring this world in a slimmer, healthier me. Tue, 1 May 2012 12:30:26 EST Tempe Scottsdale Boarder - Sars Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47858108 I live on the Tempe Scottsdale Boarder near Scottsdale road and Mcdowell. I just joined Sars and am looking for someone to buddy up with. I am 29 f and I go m-w-f in the evenings. Tue, 1 May 2012 12:26:44 EST Hello, everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47854156 I've just joined, and am getting familiar with the site. I'm currently focused on eliminating packaged food from my pantry, and moving more. I'm an IT systems consultant, working mostly from my home - so if I don't make a conscious effort, my whole day can pass without walking any farther than the next room! <BR> <BR> A 100lb+ weight loss is the ultimate goal. I'm looking forward to the recipes, tips, challenges, and most of all community that this site seems to offer. <BR> <BR> Good luc... Tue, 1 May 2012 08:47:15 EST Tucson Broadway & Harrison http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47827440 Hi, <BR> Is anyone out there who lives this far east? <BR> I can probabaly walk two miles. I have a bad hip. <BR> I hope someone replies to this, I'd really like a partner. <BR> <em>239</em> <BR> I love books and cats and a bunch of stuff we can talk about. <BR> <BR> Thx! <BR> Trisha Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:36:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47768500 Hi everyone! I am brand new to this site and am looking for support. I'm 28, male and am graduating with a Master's next week. I also have a weight loss goal of 100+ lbs. I don't really quite know how the site works yet, but hopefully I'll figure it out. If you're a veteran and looking to help out a newbie, feel free to respond to this or send me a message. Thanks! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:39:06 EST Starting fresh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47750183 Hello all! My name is Rikki and I am new to this site and I am sure it will be very helpful and supportive. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 01:30:53 EST Cochise. hwy191 walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47749946 My name is Samantha I am looking for someone in the Willcox Cochise Area I get up early. If you like to walk that is about all I can do at the moment. Love the outdoors. Would be willing to drive into Willcox to walk the high school track or around the park. <em>304</em> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:57:34 EST He Who Sits Most Dies Soonest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47698829 An article in the Atlantic, April 19th. The results of this study are eye opening! <BR> <BR> Here's the first paragraph (I've added the asterisks): <BR> <BR> A study of more than 200,000 Australians adds to the growing body of evidence that people who sit the most die the soonest. It also found that ****you can't exercise this effect away, though exercise does help reduce it greatly****. <BR> <BR> And another paragraph: <BR> <BR> Its most striking finding was that people who sat more tha... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:47:42 EST Hello!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47676917 Hello everyone from sunny Arizona, my name is Kristine and I am living in Yuma, been living there on and off my entire life. I am basically new and looking forward to seeing great results and encountering great people for encouragement and hopefully find a workout partner here in Yuma. I am still learning the site some what but I been tracking my foods and exercise for the past few days. Again, looking forward to accomplishing goals and seeing great results... <BR> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:26:59 EST Hello AZ Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47663041 I started just started this week and am looking to get toned back up after not being consistent about exercise for the last year due to an injury. I'm doing ChaLean Extreme, additional cardio as I can, tracking my diet and in the course of that I will lose of few lbs - not really my primary goal, just a nice side effect. At my age, you need all the cushion you can get when it comes to weight (or no cushioning if you want to be literal!) <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:09:10 EST Hi Spark Arizona http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47662114 Hello everyone. I joined sparkpeople based on a recommendation from a coworker. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you <em>30</em> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:41:01 EST New to all this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47619602 Hey guys, <BR> I've been trying for years to get back into shape. I use to be so in shape with out trying and my weight seemed to just sneak up on me. Now I try so hard and get no where but maybe 2-4bls of weight loss and then it stops :(. Anyways,I'm here to try and keep on track....wish me luck :) Any advice? Tue, 17 Apr 2012 02:58:51 EST Is new would like some advice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47614058 Hello my name is Rosa would like to meet diffrent people please let me know if you need to chat have a wonderful day I am off to my weight training class bye bye for now! Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:33:40 EST San Tan Valley, Hunt Hwy and Bella Vista, Hiking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47613239 Hi - Just recently moved out here. <BR> <BR> I enjoy walking/hiking in the San Tan Valley regional park. I also enjoy cardiokickboxing like Turbo jam, Turbo Fire and Turbo kick. I've also done some Zumba. I'll also be joining the Copper Basin Y in the near future. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:42:53 EST NW Phoenix Area – 35th Ave & Bell Road, Walking, H http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47598350 I can walk / hike 1-2 miles (Starting out and building up) Looking for a person at that same level and wanting to build up. Time is limited, I work full time, prefer early AM or early evening and we can coordinate from there. <BR> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:49:26 EST East Side Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47581899 I am 28 and just recently joined a gym and obviously looking for a work out partner that has the same goals to help push each other. <BR> <BR> GOALS: <BR> Lose about 50 pounds or more <BR> Eat Healthier <BR> <BR> ME: <BR> I work 8-5 M-F <BR> I have 1 child who is 11 <BR> I can go for evening and weekend workouts and walks, etc. <BR> LOVE to be outside doing things <BR> LOVE crafts <BR> <BR> IF this sounds like you, please email me so we can get skinnier and healthier :) <em>303</em> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:17:38 EST What's with our weather this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x47581032 One day we are 90, today we are 60 almost. I've lived here about 14 years (Lake Havasu) and I have to say this spring is odd. Do you think so too? Sat, 14 Apr 2012 17:48:56 EST Scottsdale, Bell & 60th, walking/jogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47548089 I'm hoping to find someone that would like to walk/jog for at least 30 minutes. I am available Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The times vary so we'll figure it out when we talk. Thank you! Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:43:44 EST getting fit in 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47542420 I am a 53 year old female martial arts instructor from Mesa Arizona., I have a passion for taekwondo but also enjoy weight lifting , yoga and generally any type of physical activity. I have noticed a decrease in my stamina and an increse in my weight this last year, So My goal this year is to increase my stamina and strength and decrease my body fat percentage. I joined this site because I would like to meet other women my age to exchange ideas and information about how to stay motivated and ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 04:21:50 EST Chandler, Dobson & Germann, Walk/Jog/Hike 15min+ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47513618 I work from home so I am often very flexible. Also willing to drive. I can do a 5K in about 45+min. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:13:48 EST Hello Everyone I am ready to make a big change!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47501901 Hello All my name is Lori and I am ready for a new me!! I am sick of feeling tired, sick of having those nasty elastic marks on my stomach from my pants! I want energy not only for me but my kids. I have a six year old that wants mommy to play but mommy is always tired and afraid to move. I have a four month old boy and the delivery was hard. I thought that after he was born I was going to start working out hard but no of course not. My bladder was tilted and any movement I made (well you get... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 18:04:14 EST Gilbert, Higley/Elliott, Walk-Lt Hike-Bic ycle-Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47490172 Looking for company while walking - serious walker tho not a power walker - some social but not a light stroll. In summer, prefer to walk earlier - sometime after 8:00 <BR> <BR> Enjoy trail hiking but require 'breathing breaks' during extreme altitude changes. In summer, prefer morning hikes - finished by noon or so. <BR> <BR> A social cyclist - sightseeing, errand-running - want to increase endurance but not competitive at all. In summer, prefer morning rides. <BR> <BR> Not a regular g... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 00:18:09 EST Phoenix, 27th & Northern, Walking/Hiking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47476115 I'm not sure what my skill level is/speed. The last time I walked was near the beginning of my weight loss journey/towards the middle. My iPhone pedometer said I was doing about 3-4 mph.I have never hiked before (so, obviously a newbie at hiking) but am interested in trying it out. I have lived in Arizona for 13 years but do not know the area outside of a small radius very well, so I am totally clueless to hiking spots. I do know there are a few parks nearby for general walking, though. I am ... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 23:06:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47458931 Hi guys! My name is Christina and I live in Gilbert, AZ. I joined for support and accountability. I enjoy Bikram yoga and I took up running at the beginning of the year. I am interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, while enjoying and having fun as well. I need to shed some pounds and body fat%. I look forward to meeting you guys. Fri, 6 Apr 2012 17:27:23 EST Pinal County, Coolidge/Casa Grande. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47450375 I enjoy hiking, walking, jogging, cycling. Evenings and weekends Fri, 6 Apr 2012 02:12:30 EST Flagstaff, AZ 89A and Lake Mary Road, Hike/Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47433766 I am a single mom so times can sometime be difficult. If we can find a time that works week after week that would be great! Thu, 5 Apr 2012 00:14:34 EST Phoenix, Elliott & 48th St Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47391904 I'm still a slow walker, but looking for someone who wants to walk in the evenings. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 16:44:10 EST Glendale, AZ / 67thAve & Cactus / Bike riding - PM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47391027 I bike ride 4-5 days per week - T-bird/Paseo & canal path from 51st Ave - north. Sometimes, mix it up and go south. <BR> <BR> Weekdays (M-Thursday) start my ride between 4p-5p most days. 15 - 20 miles (I go at about an 11 MPH pace so my rides are about 1-1/2 hours.) <BR> <BR> Occasional Saturday or Sunday longer rides (30 - 40 miles) usually takes me 3 to 3/1/2 hours. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 15:42:35 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47388362 Hello Everyone! Just wanted to stop on by and introduce myself. Im luckEcharmz aka Charmaine and Im brand new to SparkPeople.com - I live in Arizona with my two children. I am a single working mother and I make a great friend :) If you would like to keep in touch please send a friend request. Hopefully I can be a help as well as a support on your fitness journey. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:47:19 EST Phoenix, 67th Ave & Buckeye, walking/light hiking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47381068 43 year old female full time student with 100 pounds to lose in the 12 months before graduation and job hunting, available this 8 weeks on Wednesday, Friday morning or afternoons. Or Monday, Thursday afternoons. Then available anytime during the summer. Willing to try any workout or aerobic activity! Lets get moving and have some fun! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 02:30:50 EST Chandler, Alma School & Ocotillo, walking/talking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47373278 I can walk one mile in 20 mins, I'm a late starter, so I prefer late mornings and after dinner time. Can talk just about anytime: I'm retired. Soon to be 60 yrs old. Don't like to walk in the AZ heat so we can just talk while I walk on my treadmill. Let's get together! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 16:22:34 EST Peoria, 83rd ave. & Union hills, willing to drive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47365238 Hi SP friends! I am just restarting my fitness program. I need to get active after severe osteoporosis scared me silly. I can drive to meet you in most of the NW valley of the sun. I like pool exercises and have access to an out door pool. I will only go in pool at temps over 80 F because of my problem with getting chills easily. I am so glad to live in the desert! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to your reply!!! <BR> <BR> John T Sun, 1 Apr 2012 04:10:45 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47365104 Hi Everyone! I am new to Spark People. I live down south at Fort Huachuca Army post. My husband is stationed here with the Army. I have two children age 9 and 11. I also attend school full time online. I am trying to lose 28 pounds that just decided to appear on me in the last year! It has been so stubborn to come off. Anyway it is nice to meet you all. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 03:36:37 EST Media Opportunity for Women on the Arizona Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47364749 Hello, Spark Arizona Team Members! <BR> <BR> This is John Hulsey, SparkPeople Success Story Manager. We have been approached by an editor in Arizona looking for a career woman or busy mom who has successfully lost weight, and we want to share that opportunity with you to potentially celebrate your success with a statewide audience. <BR> <BR> They're looking for women who have lost 25 pounds or more without relying on fad diets or surgery. They want to find women who have lost the weight wit... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 02:16:38 EST Phoenix 35th Ave & Greenway walking/hiking buddy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47364712 I work retail so i'll be honest i have really weird hours! Mornings or late nights are usually best. I often work middle of the day 6 hour shifts. Would love to have a walking buddy to just help hold each other accountable. :) <BR> <BR> Shannon Sun, 1 Apr 2012 02:09:30 EST Flagstaff Cosnino and Townsend Winona Walking hiki http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47362256 I married full time working mom and wife. Need motivation and company for exercise. I want to start walking again and restart C25K program and occasional execise video. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:12:47 EST Phoenix, Glendale Ave & 20th St, walking/hiking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47361812 I live right by Piestwa Peak, Granada Park, and the Canals. <BR> <BR> Since it's getting hot, I prefer to walk/hike in the mornings. During the week I could meet anywhere between 5:30 and 6:30. <BR> <BR> On the weekends.. I'd start up to 7:30 or 8 am.. at least for the next few months! <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:41:34 EST Downtown Scottsdale walking/h iking/gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47361622 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm Carol, live at Miller/Indian School roads near downtown Scottsdale. I'm right off the greenbelt and often do the 1,2, and 3 mile walks at Chaparral Park. I also belong to SCC Fitness Center and try to get there for ST 3x/week. I'm retired, so times are flexible. I do a 5K walk in 50-60 min, and hike 4-5 miles in about 90 (depends on terrain - I'm partial to Scottsdale Mtn. Preserve trails). I'll definitely be at the SparkRally on the 14th, so hope to meet some fellow t... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:26:39 EST Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47361347 <BR> <BR> I like to walk and talk, not to fast but can go a long way am, pm, or inbetween <BR> <BR> Mike the Hillwizard <BR> <BR> I have always felt each day is a package waiting to be opened, some times with a great toy inside, other times like a kid we can have fun playing with the box :) Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:03:50 EST Phoenix, Shea and Tatum, walking/hiking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47361024 I can walk 5K in 45-60 minutes. I'm a late sleeper, so I prefer late mornings, afternoons, and after dinner time. <BR> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:34:40 EST ***Info Only-How to use this forum-Do Not Reply*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=179x2103x47361015 <em>215</em> <em>227</em> <em>215</em> <em>227</em> <em>215</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do not put 'I AM LOOKING FOR A SPARK BUDDY" as the topic of your message - we already know that - that's why you are here! We want to know where you are and what activity you want to share so that the next person looking for a buddy can scan the list of entries and easily see someone in his/her area. <BR> <BR> Each person should create their own thread. The subject of your thread should re... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:33:53 EST How Many Servings of Fruits and Veggies Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47360799 This thread is a daily check in to share what progress you've made towards your nutrition goals. (Replaces an active thread from one of the other forum.) Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:16:35 EST Did you exercise today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47360677 This thread is a daily check in to share what progress you've made towards your fitness goals. (Replaces an active thread from one of the other forum.) Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:08:11 EST Carbs!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47342380 I have so much more to learn; apparently I have not been counting some carbs the right way. I am a little overwhelmed by all the info on SPARK but just need some time to read and get used to it. : ) Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:50:17 EST New stats on sitting, cancer & mortality http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47332688 Here's a few paragraphs from the article: <BR> <BR> Sit More Than 11 Hours Per Day? You’re 40 Percent More Likely to Die Prematurely <BR> <BR> In the past few years medical researchers have begun to tie sitting to premature death, but a recent study does a precise job of breaking down the numbers. If you sit more than 11 hours per day, you’re 40 percent more likely to die over the next three years, according to Yahoo News. <BR> <BR> ... <BR> <BR> One fascinating study linked inactivity to... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:51:56 EST New SP Limited Mobility Lifestyle Center http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47300212 The SparkPeople staff has collected all of our limited mobility and seated exercise workouts into one comprehensive lifestyle center that is now live on the site. You’ll find the Limited Mobility Lifestyle Center listed with all lifestyle centers (note that it’s not yet in the dropdown navigation, but will be added there soon). <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifesty<BR>le_cen ter_detail.asp?id=19 </link> <BR> <BR> This is a great idea; there are so many people for whom the ... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 01:00:23 EST Ummmmmmmmmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47245743 Hello all, I'm Jen. I just started a "Healthy Weight" class at my college because I needed one more credit to fill this semester. One of our class assignment is to pick an online nutritional analysis system to help us to track our calories, read nutrition labels & become more conscious of our daily eating habits. I have actually been wanting to do this anyway because in the past 3 years I somehow managed to accumulate 40lbs!!! YIKES!!! Anyway I have decided to utilize sparkpeople.com & hopef... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 20:12:26 EST 10 Exercise Myths that won't die http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x47236071 Here's a link to an article on the Life Hacker site. <BR> <BR> First paragraph: <BR> <BR> 10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won’t Die, Debunked by Science <BR> exercise <BR> By Alan Henry <BR> Mar 21, 2012 8:00 AM <BR> <BR> 10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won’t Die, Debunked by Science <BR> <BR> "No pain, no gain!" "You'll never bulk up without supplements." "Crunches are the key to six-pack abs!" It seems there are more questions and half-truths in the market about healthy exercise than th... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 04:52:09 EST Spark Arizona http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47132968 Hi everyone. I'm Kimberly and am living in Cottonwood. Am looking to get healthier and lose a bit of weight so I can get back to enjoying activities with my 2 teenagers. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 22:54:33 EST Hello Fellow Arizonians http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x47125823 Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> My name is Donna, and I moved to AZ in June of 08, I was somewhat overweight, but very healthy. However, that did not last. I have become morbidly obese and feel as if I have lost all control over my body. I don't know myself anymore. It is like I am in someone else's body! Anyway, I am hoping to take back my body just praying its not too late. I have considered weightloss surgery, however, its $ I do not have and insurance won't cover it. <BR> <BR> This ... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:55:07 EST 2012 December Races in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47010126 There are at least 31 scheduled marathons/runs/walks. <BR> <BR> 0 near Flagstaff (sorry!, but it's cold outside!) <BR> 19 in the Phoenix valley area <BR> 8 within 25 miles of Tucson <BR> <BR> Some cities: Anthem, Sierra Vista, Prescott, Yuma, Vail <BR> <BR> Here's one link to the details: <BR> <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/ListByC<BR>ityRadius.aspx?Rank=Month&Month=12&Sta<BR>te=AZ&City=Tucson&Radius=25 </link> <BR> <BR> (Check the link to get the most current listing - so... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:54:51 EST November 2012 Races in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47010048 There are at least 73 scheduled marathons/runs/walks. <BR> <BR> 2 near Flagstaff <BR> 30 in the Phoenix valley area <BR> 7 within 25 miles of Tucson <BR> <BR> Some cities: Coolidge, Prescott, Kingman, Morristown, Parker, Lake Havasu City, Yuma <BR> <BR> Here's one link to the details: <BR> <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?Rank=Month&Month=11&State=AZ&Page=1 </link> <BR> <BR> (Check the link to get the most current listing - some races may be added or cancelled... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:50:21 EST October 2012 Races in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47009999 There are at least 73 scheduled marathons/runs/walks. <BR> <BR> 3 near Flagstaff <BR> 43 in the Phoenix valley area <BR> 9 within 25 miles of Tucson <BR> <BR> Some cities: San Tan Valley, Kingman, Verde Valley, Bullhead City, Waddell, Youngtown, Sierra Vista, Page <BR> <BR> Here's one link to the details: <BR> <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?Rank=Month&Month=10&State=AZ&Page=1 </link> <BR> <BR> (Check the link to get the most current listing - some races may ... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:47:13 EST September 2012 Races in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47009943 1 near Flagstaff <BR> 15 in the Phoenix valley area <BR> 6 within 25 miles of Tucson <BR> <BR> Some other cities: Anthem, Chino Valley, Snowflake, Second Mesa, Williams, Show Low, Lake Havasu City, Marana, Yuma, Polacca, Willcox, Prescott, Jerome, Amado, Laveen, Sahuarita, Prescott Valley, Cordes Junction, Prescott, Winslow <BR> <BR> Here's one link to the details: <BR> <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?Rank=Month&Month=9&State=AZ&Page=1 </link> <BR> <BR> (Check t... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:42:49 EST August 2012 Races in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47009851 There are at least 13 scheduled marathons/runs/walks. <BR> <BR> 3 near Flagstaff <BR> 4 in the Phoenix valley area <BR> 2 within 25 miles of Tucson <BR> <BR> Some other cities: Payson, Tombstone, Fort Huachuca, Pima <BR> <BR> Here's one link to the details: <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?Rank=Month&Month=8&State=AZ&Page=1 </link> <BR> <BR> (Check the link to get the most current listing - some races may be added or cancelled.) Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:35:39 EST July 2012 Races in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47009807 There are at least 17 scheduled marathons/runs/walks. <BR> <BR> 3 near Flagstaff <BR> 6 in the Phoenix valley area <BR> 5 within 25 miles of Tucson <BR> <BR> Some other cities: Heber/Overhaard, Holbrook, Sahuarita,Kingman <BR> <BR> Here's one link to the details: <BR> <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?Rank=Month&Month=7&State=AZ&Page=1 </link> <BR> <BR> (Check the link to get the most current listing - some races may be added or cancelled.) Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:32:01 EST June 2012 Races in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47009774 There are at least 14 scheduled marathons/runs/walks. <BR> <BR> 3 near Flagstaff <BR> 3 in the Phoenix valley area <BR> 2 within 25 miles of Tucson <BR> <BR> Some other cities: Prescott, Payson, Chino Valley, Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista <BR> <BR> Here's one link to the details: <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?Rank=Month&Month=6&State=AZ&Page=1 </link> <BR> <BR> (Check the link to get the most current listing - some races may be added or cancelled.) Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:28:40 EST May 2012 Races in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47009702 There are at least 36 scheduled marathons/runs/walks. <BR> <BR> 0 near Flagstaff (sorry!) <BR> 19 in the Phoenix valley area <BR> 2 within 25 miles of Tucson <BR> <BR> Some other cities: Lake Havasu City, Payson, Bullhead City, Bisbee, Laveen, Kingman, San Carlos, Old Oraibi, Taylor, Sahuarita <BR> <BR> Here's one link to the details: <BR> <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?Rank=Month&Month=5&State=AZ&Page=1 </link> <BR> <BR> (Check the link to get the most curr... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:23:15 EST April 2012 Races in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x47009613 There are at least 71 scheduled marathons/runs/walks. <BR> <BR> 1 near Flagstaff <BR> 41 in the Phoenix valley area <BR> 17 within 25 miles of Tucson <BR> Some other cities: Sierra Vista, Eloy, Yuma, Lake Havasu, Sahuartia, Bullhead City, Cottonwood, Skull Valley, Pine, Kingman, Marana, San Tan Valley, Oro Valley, Florence, Fort Huachuca. <BR> <BR> Here's one link to the details: <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?Rank=Month&Month=4&State=AZ&Page=1 </link> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:15:07 EST New to Arizona http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46940008 Hello, I moved here just 5 months ago and am getting back on track with my weight goals. Tue, 6 Mar 2012 17:07:41 EST Why Companies use Red Colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x46921444 Interesting article: <BR> <BR> <link>www.colorschemer.com/blog/2007/07/17<BR>/why-food-companies-use-red-colors/ </link> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:50:02 EST Habits: How formed & broken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20422x2103x46921172 Here's an article published by NPR entitled, "Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them". <BR> <BR> Here's an intro paragraph from the article: <BR> <BR> "It turns out that every habit starts with a psychological pattern called a "habit loop," which is a three-part process. First, there's a cue, or trigger, that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and let a behavior unfold." <BR> <BR> It's a discussion with the author of a book called, "The Power of Habit". <BR> <BR> <link>ww... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:29:57 EST a somewhat shy Hello To All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46782553 Although I joined many moons ago, I am now engaging in earnest. Consistency is a particular challenge and I have no illusions of being perfect or anywhere close, but what I do determine is that I will be going beyond my comfort zone and growing "me" while re-creating my physical self. <BR> What is different this time is a pleasing softening, a gentle humility embracing the need for support in fellowship. <BR> May I stay in the saddle! Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:48:24 EST Hello!!! Arizona!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46670407 Just a quick note to introduce myself. I have been in Arizona for almost 11yrs now.....its nice here but miss the four seasons!! I am looking for some support I am the heaviest I have ever been <em>42</em> and I am desperate to loose about 60lbs.....can we do it yes we CAN!!! Look forward to talking to you and possibly meeting you one day!! <em>100</em> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 02:04:15 EST HI Im Tori!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46582293 HI! Im Tori and Im pretty excited to start this journey (again) I've tried to lose weight so many times before and I always fall off the wagon :( Im taking it slooow this time and Im going to do it right! I would love more friends :) I work full time and I go to school full time ( that leaves Friday & saturday night, sunday, and monday morning for working out) <BR> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:46:40 EST Today is what?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x46580572 Courtesy of my son I was told that today is Arizona's 100th birthday! I didn't realize how young of a state Arizona actually is. <BR> <BR> Of course it is also Valentine's Day. Anyone have special plans for the day? <BR> <BR> We actually do not celebrate the holiday like many people. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:59:20 EST Praise God for social networking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46512566 Howdy, I'm a winter resident in Casa Grande, and summer in Oregon, hubby & I LOVE Arizona, and we enjoy living in an RV resort here. I've Loved food all my life, but it became a problem when I encountered "adulthood", "marriage", "parenthood" and all that goes with them. I'm a private, introverted person who is embarrassed to reveal my failures to others..so have said for years, "I can fix this myself"! That hasn't happened of course. Recently my husband started praying w/ a friend for me... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:26:10 EST NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46487684 I AM NEW TO THE TEAM AND SPARK PEOPLE AND I AM LOOKING FOR SOME ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 15:39:59 EST Determined but scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46474169 I am a 2 1/2 year new widow. I have been VERY depressed and have gained SOOOO much weight and I am scared I won't be able to stick to ANY diet/healthy lifestyle plan. However, I am determined to TRY for my grandchildren. One of my granddaughters (she was 10) asked me if I knew why she liked to spend so much time with me, when I said no she replied " I love you and I'm afraid that what happened to grandpa will happen to you and I won't get to tell you goodbye either." She told me that over... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 20:51:54 EST a new beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46432209 hello my name is Anabel, My employer is having a biggest loser challenge. I'm taking this opportunity to make changes in my life for the postive. Even though I had already made my first step by getting more active, I dont stay consistant with my workouts or healthy eating. So I lost 20 pounds only to gain it back and only maintain my weight. I need support right now. Even though my husband is on board with weight loss, he doesnt have much to lose and he's starting a fad diet. I'm super ob... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 14:24:04 EST A List of Arizona Marathons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x46404567 Here is a link to the "Running in the USA" website and it's list of marathons in Arizona. Why not pick one and start training for it? <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?State=AZ </link> Fri, 3 Feb 2012 19:52:18 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46378781 I have gained about 95 pounds after getting out of the Army in 2008. I am hoping that the tools on this site will enable me to get them back off and keep them off. The extra weight is impacting my heath, my happiness, and so many aspects f my life. I can't wait to get rid of it. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 10:29:19 EST White Mountains Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46323288 Hello there! <BR> <BR> I have been on here before, but wanted to ask again if ANYONE is living in/near the Show Low area? I would like to meet fellow Sparkers, and maybe form a walking//trying to run without dying group?? I live in Taylor and I would love to maybe try something once a week, and see how it goes. <BR> <BR> I'm in the process of training for the St. Patrick's Day 5K in Show Low on 03/17/2012. I am following the C25K (Couch to 5K) program and I love it. <BR> <BR> Thanks, eve... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:04:16 EST My name is Daphne and I am the music maven. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46304539 My name is Daphne and I am a free-lance musician and Reading Tutor. I am happily married and Christian and I have the passion to lose 80 pounds. I have already lost 30 and I see myself doing so much more, especially fitness-wise. I would like to meet other people who have some of the same interests. I would like to get into a zumba fitness class and I like to cook and bake. I have goals in mind and I am in school to finish my Psychology degree, then to work on my Master's in Counseling. I am ... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 14:06:19 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46295378 Hi, my name is Sheila Lee. I grew up in Arizona, born and raised. I was always healthy, until 7years ago when my weight was doubled. I had a scare 4years ago when my blood pressure went sky high. I would like someone to encourage me, support, and my cheering squad. I'm married to a great guy, I have two wonderful daughter and two wonderful grandkids. I have a granddaughter who is 4 years old and a grandson that we are raising who is 2 years old. I'm 45 years old, I have more than 40 lbs to l... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 22:20:05 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46226154 Hi, my name is Hope and I am 19. I currently attend NAU (Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff) and am trying to become healthier. (which isn't easy on a college campus- let me tell you!) I am currently trying to get in shape so that I can train for a half marathon I signed up for in January of next year! Welp that's about it! Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:24:48 EST Cheekychic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2103x46197504 hi everyone!! I am extremely excited to join this group and see my goals become a reality. i am a mother of 3 and a wife. I want to be healthy and continue to enjoy my beautiful life. its been a rough road with my weight but i will not be held back by that anymore. we are trying to conceive again and i would like to be at a place were i don't lose focus on my end result...staying healthy before, during, and after pregnancy! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:59:55 EST Havasu Half Marathon and 5k race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2103x46106811 I am thinking about signing up for this race and didn't know if anyone else would be interested in joining in the fun. <BR> <BR> It would be awesome to get fellow sparker's out there. <BR> <BR> <link>www.havasuhalf.com/ </link> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:47:35 EST