SparkPeople SparkArizona Team Messageboard 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 Is premium membership worth the cost? I've been using Sparkpeople off and on for quite a few years. Getting back to it now and wondering if anyone can shout out their opinions of whether the $30 premium membership is worth it. No way to preview without adds and see whatever else it gets you. Let me know. Thanks! Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:33:36 EST Hi I'm new! Hi! I moved to Arizona in November of 2014. I am currently a member of a TOPS group here and plan to lose weight and keep it off this time! I love singing and reading and I am addicted to NCIS. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 17:09:03 EST Biography of All Celebs <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Every life has a story. <BR> Biographia is a blog which features biography, wiki, age, weight, height,and much more about celebrities from bollywood and hollywood. <BR> <BR> Check these Links: <BR> <link> </link> <link> </link> <link> </link> <link> </link> <link> Thu, 11 May 2017 02:54:41 EST Happy New Year! Happy 2017, Arizona Sparkers! <BR> <BR> What are your hopes and dreams for this New Year? <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:24:29 EST So It Seems We Needed a Team Leader ;) Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Sonia, and I live in Flagstaff. <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople 8 or 9 years ago, and I used to be a very active member. I have a new profile now, because I want to get back on track with healthy living. <BR> <BR> Leading SparkTeams helped me lose 70 pounds between 2008 and 2011. Life helped me gain back 30 or 40 of the pounds I lost, but I know I can try again, and succeed again! <BR> <BR> I will do my best to keep this team active! Please let me kn... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:20:22 EST Newbie! Hi everyone! My name is Ginny and I have been in Arizona about a year and a half. I am in the Phoenix area, Avondale specifically in the west valley. I am a school librarian and I moonlight at a public library branch. I have been a member of sparkpeople for years but never used it as the resource that it is. I joined a gym today and logged back in to Spark, it is time for me to make myself a priority. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:42:04 EST 30 day Challenge This challenge will start on April 15 and end on May 14. <BR> <BR> Sign up if interested, and check in everyday if you can, but at least once per week. <BR> <BR> We will count our minutes of exercise, so keep track and be sure to enter those minutes. <BR> To make it easier for me to keep track we could all use our original entry and add to it each day, or even once a week, as you prefer. I just need the total minutes and results will be posted on May 15. <BR> <BR> PRIZES will be awarded - ... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:18:14 EST Hi Are there any events coming up before summer hit? Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:13:18 EST New to Spark & to Arizona Hello, my name is Claudia. I just moved to Phoenix in September. I need a good support system and to make friends to go hiking, biking, etc with. I feel alone and want to get out and do things. I feel like I'm in a rut. I do good on my caloric intake and walking, etc, but it's my mental attitude that gets me down. I need to meet friends and interact please. <em>524</em> Thank you for your support. Claudia Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:31:06 EST Any Northern AZ buddies Just getting back to being active and see there is now a Northern AZ subchapter here - sort of <BR> Anyone in the Sedona area looking for a diet buddy? Someone to get together with? hike with? just bounce ideas and frustrations around? Have been self sufficient for a long time but its not enough and DH went to Costco by himself today and with what he's brought home, he's not paying a damn bit of attention to what I'm doing! So I'm reaching out . . . Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:52:50 EST Healthy Food I Ate Today Just list one or more "healthy" food that you ate today -- no, that doesn't include pizza or cookies either! lol <BR> <BR> For me I had low-fat cottage cheese and cucumbers -- lots of protein to start the day right. Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:43:09 EST Walking buddy Chaparral Park Hi I'm Sonnie and live in Scottsdale. weigh 230 ugh looking to lose about 50 lbs!!! Looking for a walking buddy in Scottsdale. Since weather is great love to walk around Chaparral park. usually do 9 laps around the lake. Interested message me!!! Lets motivate each other!!!! Thanx!!! <em>311</em> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:57:19 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE An easy one for this month, and one that will benefit you all, and you can all join in, regardless of your physical condition! <BR> <BR> Rule #1 - drink 8 glasses (8 oz. each) of fluid daily (coffee, tea, milk, water, iced tea, etc) <BR> <BR> Rule #2 - eat an assortment of five (5) fruits & veggies (combined) <BR> <BR> Rule 2 may sound daunting to some of you, but let's say you have 1/2 a banana and some strawberries either in your cereal or in a smoothie for breakfast. THAT'S 2 already... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:00:48 EST Water How much water is too much? <BR> Yesterday I drank 15 cups of water. <BR> It's not even 1pm yet and I am already on 9 cups. <BR> I'm thirsty so I'm drinking...but don't want water weight. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:40:58 EST Hello everyone I am new to the spark team so bare with me. I live in Avondale. I have been here for three years now. I used to live in Tucson for 14 years or so. I was told about this site from a friend that I worked with years ago and we end up working in the same place again. I am trying to get some exercise ideas as I had back surgery a few months ago and am trying to get myself back into shape. If anyone has any ideas it would help. Thank you :-) Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:27:42 EST Getting the team together! One of the things I would like to do is for some of our team members to have the chance to get together and meet. And I know with the summer heat no one really wants to be hiking around in this kind of weather -- and as our goals are mostly health oriented, what's the sense in just meeting for LUNCH -- more food! <BR> <BR> But when asked for suggestions as to where we might meet and what we might do, one member came up with a good suggestion. THUNDERBIRD PARK. And I will give you the direc... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:49:15 EST Hi from Phoenix I'm Zenya or Zen. 32 and living in the South Phoenix/Laveen area. I work in Mesa so I am pretty much all over. I am nearly 400 lbs and working out is difficult for me but I gotta make some changes. I would love to have a buddy to text with at first and then maybe meet up for a yoga class or a walk. I am a little shy at first but most people say I am easy to get along with cuz I am goofy! If you are interested in being buddies and helping keep me accountable send me a message. :) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:36:15 EST New - Hello!! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am starting my journey of self improvement. My husband is in my corner, but boy do I realize I need a support system to pull me over that goal line. This is exciting and nerve racking to take on, as I have failed in the past. But, here is being positive to new things in life! Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:55:42 EST Monthly Weigh In Just come and join us the beginning of each month to mark your progress! <BR> <BR> Jan. 1 = 136.2 (down 2.2 pounds from Dec. 1st) <BR> Feb. 6 = 134.0 Wow! I'm tickled pink! on vacation till the 6th <BR> Mar. 1 = 134.8 up a tad, but I'm OK with that <BR> Apr. 1 = 134 nice <BR> May 1 = 136.2 I had a terrible month! <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 May 2015 14:18:06 EST How Was Your Day? So how was your day -- if you're an early person, tell us about yesterday! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my first day to volunteer at our local Thrift Shop. I didn't get tired at all, as it maintained a pretty steady stream of customers. It was fun to meet and greet all the people I had never had the chance to meet. I know a few of my neighbors, but there isn't really much to do around town except go to the Post Office -- no bank, no grocery store, and only a couple of little "coffee shop" type ... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 15:14:13 EST New to the Team Hi - I'm Jackie and I just joined this team. <BR> <BR> I live in Mesa with my husband and 2 adorable kids (3-1/2 and 2). <BR> <BR> I'm on Spark to help motivate myself in my journey to a better me! I'm not doing a diet (as that is a bad 4 letter word), but being more mindful of what I'm eating. One meal at a time, one day at a time! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:29:37 EST What Restaurant is Your Favorite, and Why? My favorite restaurant is Don Ruben's, a Mexican Restaurant located at 43rd Avenue and Cactus. Food is authentic and prices are right. Try it, you won't be disappointed. Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:27:14 EST Chiricahua National Monument I am planning to take advantage of this great winter weather that we have in Arizona and do some hiking in the Chiricahua National Monument. I can't wait! Bah humbug to treadmills in this weather! Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:47:31 EST Yuma-first annual volksmarch 5K It will be held Jan. 17th at 9 am. It will be followed by a German fest, but I am only planning on making it to the volksmarch. Here is the link: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 21:41:49 EST Hello, My name is Beth. Hello, nice to meet you all. My name is Beth, I am a 39 year old mother of two. I have been married for 17 years though am now separated. <BR> <BR> I have always struggled with my weight in junior high and high school, and after having my daughters it just stayed with me. When my mom passed away I learnt that I could gain weight even if I was barely eating anything and the doctor explained to me it could be caused due to stress. The doctor explained that stress can cause some people to put ... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:07:25 EST Anyone near Sun City? I just downsized from our home in Glendale over to a smaller home in Sun City. So I am very close to 99th Avenue and Bell Rd. <BR> <BR> If you live within 10 miles or so in any direction, perhaps we could meet in person some time, it's always fun to meet members face to face. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:52:49 EST Soccer buddy Hi all! I'm looking for a buddy to play soccer with! Nothing super intense; just to play kickabout with or keep-up, maybe practice taking shots. I'm in Flagstaff and we could met at the Foxglenn park (it's where I normally play). <BR> <BR> <BR> Lemme know <em>30</em> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:02:38 EST Resolutions for 2015 Many of us make New Years resolutions, and if you are one of those people who do, please share with the team about what you hope to accomplish, and how you will do it! Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:48:27 EST General Chat Thread Hey everyone! Let's start this posting to find out what all of you "active" members are up to, on a daily basis if possible, or whenever you get a minute to stop by and post. <BR> <BR> It's actually a great way to become acquainted with fellow AZ people, and who knows, you might meet some of them in person if you get to know them on here. <BR> <BR> So think of it as a new streak toward participation on this team. Just a short note to tell us how you are doing, what works, what doesn't, or ... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:39:49 EST One week to Christmas - What are your plans? <em>446</em> Can you believe it's only a week til Christmas? How the time flies!. Share wit the team hear any plans or special traditions you have for the holidays. <BR> <BR> We are going out to look at Christmas lights Christmas Eve, then we will open gifts Christmas morning, and having a second Christmas get together on the 26th. I am making lasagna. I've got most of the shopping done - now I need to start on the food. <BR> <BR> What's everyone else up to? <em>460</em> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:58:16 EST Who's Active on this Team? Please do not comment on this posting -- it is for informational purposes only. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is available to all, but perhaps not all of us receive it, so as the Leader, I just like to point out who is active in our team, and once in awhile send out goodies to those who make it to this list. Is your name on here? If not -- why not? <BR> <BR> December Team Leaders <BR> <BR> <BR> Spark Points <BR> <BR> 1.KOHINOOR2 <BR> 2.SCOTMAMA <BR> 3.BOBJ21 <BR> 4.AZMOMXTWO <BR> 5.LKEITHO <... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:26:35 EST Atlanta Native now in Oracle, AZ! Hi all! I moved from living in Atlanta (50 years) to Oracle last February. Both my sons were grown and living in different states and it was a great decision to leave the two ex's in Georgia. DRAMA in those families and I needed to break free! <BR> <BR> I LOVE it here! Beautiful weather, great golf, hiking, biking. The last two are goals, but I am an avid golfer, when I'm not working my fanny off. I moved heere alone not knowing anyone, and have met some wonderful people and made many frien... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:39:18 EST New Leader, New Start Hi everyone! I just signed in as Leader for the Spark Arizona Team! We have a LOT of people as members and should be able to make a name for ourselves -- really show the country what we're made of. <BR> <BR> Let's start by making sure we do our Spin for the Team each day. Even when you're not lucky enough to catch a 10, 20 or 50 -- the numbers do add up, and it would really be a cool thing to be #1 in all these teams (within our category). Right now we are #13 that was as of December 1st, I ... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:37:38 EST Wens. I am 46 and trying to lose weight and quit smoking at the same time. I have fibro and other medical conditions that make it difficult at times to stay active. We have a new dog that I try to walk everyday. When it is raining like today that is not so easy to do because he does not like the rain. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 08:42:38 EST Cardio challenge! Alright every one new challenge for the next new month! Starting September 1st!! <BR> Day: <BR> 1- 20 minutes of your favorite cardio <BR> 2-20 minutes of your favorite cardio <BR> 3-25 minutes of your favorite cardio <BR> 4-20 minutes of your favorite cardio <BR> 5-rest <BR> 6-20 minutes of your favorite cardio <BR> 7-25 minutes of your favorite cardio <BR> 8-25 minutes of your favorite cardio <BR> 9-30 minutes of your favorite cardio <BR> 10-rest <BR> 11-25 minutes of your favorite cardio... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:08:57 EST Buddy system! Hello all! As the summer is coming to a close..(loved the cool breeze in buckeye today!!) and the time for getting outside is back! I wanted to post this so all those who are looking for a walking or running or general work out buddy could find one! I would love a walking buddy! I have 2 kids that ride in a stroller and 2 dogs that would love a good walk every so often! <em>313</em> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:44:59 EST Support your team with a spin! Do you spin for this team? This morning I got a 20 <em>345</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:36:47 EST hello 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 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! 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! <link><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. 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. 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 10 minutes daily fitness emoticon Please continue to post here :) Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:13:23 EST Changes 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 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 I want your input! Hello spark arizona team! For those who have checked you mail thank you for the warm welcomes! I do love I there in sunny arizona! I am located in surprise and couldn't be happier! Getting use to the freeways have been the biggest challenge. But so fAr so good! I am looking for ways we as a team can be more active and healthy.. Trying to think of some challenges! Over the next few days I will be brain storming and I am awaiting your ideas! I am thinking of a month,three month and six month ch... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:52:48 EST Color Fun Fest March 15th 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><BR>enix/ </link> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:46:57 EST Get togethers? 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 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 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> </link> <BR> <BR> (thank you Barb, for letting us know about this! Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:39:13 EST Texas Canyon 10K 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> <BR> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:42:28 EST Where is your favorite hiking spot in Arizona? 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 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 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><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x558<BR>24237 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:46:03 EST New here! 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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><BR>/121015/10r1act/email/uu26372144 </link> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 03:48:19 EST SparkCoach Does anyone use SparkCoach? Thoughts? Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:31:08 EST Excited to join this forum 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 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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><BR>x602 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 07:56:48 EST Color Fun Fest Phoenix March 15, 2014 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><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 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><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? 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? 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 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 Southern Arizona Forum Hello and Welcome! <BR> This forum is for those living in Southern 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 17:29:49 EST Welcome to the Northern Arizona Fourm Hello and Welcome! <BR> This forum is for those living in Northern 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 17:25:10 EST Welcome to the Central Arizona Forum 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! 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? 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 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 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! 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 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! 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! 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 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. 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! 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><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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 Litchfield Park Az. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:15:36 EST New to spark people Hi my name is Tina I am from the small town of Bisbee :) I am fairly new 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 Is anyone in the Bullhead city area? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:01:19 EST Howdy! 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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><BR>SHOWARD </link> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:27:36 EST Join Spark Solution Summer Challenge June 21 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><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 <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><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 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 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 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 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 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? 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! 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 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 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 <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 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 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? 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 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? 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 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!!!! 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 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 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 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 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! <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 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><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 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 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! 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 (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"""" 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. 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 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 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 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 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><BR>ezing </link> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:14:06 EST Hellllo Anybody from Fountain Hills, Arizona 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? Wondering if anyone is from Bullhead City? Fri, 4 Jan 2013 17:52:06 EST 20/20 on ABC tonight profiling 50% weight loss 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... 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? 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 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><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=24067x11632<BR>x51141703 </link> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 07:12:24 EST Grapefruit may turn more drugs deadly 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! 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 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 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 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 <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! 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 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 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! 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 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 I am a social person. Would like someone to talk and walk with. I am a beginner so I need someone with Enjoy most anytime. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:30:16 EST Hello 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 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 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 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 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??? 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 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 does anyone in the Tucson area want to walk? <BR> <BR> Mike Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:28:11 EST Hello Arizonans! 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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 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! 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 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 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!! 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 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! :) 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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! 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! 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! 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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 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 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! 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 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 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 :) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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? 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 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! 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 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 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! Hi everyone! Looking forward to getting healthy and making some friends in the process! Sat, 26 May 2012 14:11:18 EST hello 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 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 I just joined the gym there - was looking for others to work out with. Sun, 20 May 2012 21:08:37 EST Hello Again 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! 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 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 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 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 Anyone want to Mallwalk with me? Sun, 6 May 2012 23:21:47 EST SW Valley, (Avondale), Lifetime Gym--Palm Valley 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! 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! 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..... 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? 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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... 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 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 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!!!! 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! 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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+ 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!! 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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! Hello Everyone! Just wanted to stop on by and introduce myself. Im luckEcharmz aka Charmaine and Im brand new to - 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 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 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 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! 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! 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. 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 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 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 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 <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 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*** <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? 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