SparkPeople Western Massachusetts Team Messageboard A team for people in Western Mass who want to stay connected and help support each other. SparkPeople Western Massachusetts Team Messageboard Moving to North Adams, MA Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm currently in the capital district of NY and am working on moving to MA--North Adams, what a lovely town! <BR> <BR> I hope to meet anyone who can! <BR> <BR> My older son goes to Hampshire College, so I'm also often in Amherst <em>41</em> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:54:04 EST Saturday Im getting ready to workout even though my body really doesn't want to move my head is telling me to get out of this chair or Ill be sorry later. Sat, 5 Mar 2016 06:21:34 EST Hello Hi! Im from Clarksburg! New to the team. Glad to see some people closer to me utilizing sparkpeople. I have been off and on here for years. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:22:20 EST HELLO FROM AGAWAM My name is Lisa Mae. I'm 43 with 230 lbs to lose. To understand me a little better please check out my blogs: PUTTING IT ALL OUT THERE and MY NEW LIFESTYLE CHANGE. I am looking for an exercising buddy/buddies. I am hoping that they would be willing to come to the nursing home and push me to do my exercises. They are not terribly hard to do, nor do they take long, about half an hour. however they are so boring and to be honest, I am totally LAZY! I need someone to push me to do the exercises... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:03:42 EST Welcome in 2015 2015 can be a great year if you put your mind to doing the things every day that make for healthier changes. Good luck! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:38:00 EST Greetings from Amherst Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Tonka, I graduated from UMass a little over two years ago, and now work on campus. I'm a knitter and crocheter, and I also love healthy food. I'm part of a local CSA, and get all of my meal inspiration from whatever they give us for the week! <BR> <BR> I'd love to meet someone in the area who would like to be an accountability partner. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:47:37 EST Hello from Three Rivers Hi team! I am new to the area and new to Spark. Glad to be here! <BR> <BR> Jenn <em>252</em> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 07:03:09 EST The Harlem Globetrotters in Pittsfield! COUPON My boys absolutely LOVED watching The Harlem Globetrotters last year and we can't wait to see it again! I wanted to share this great coupon with you all. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing kid participation and fun to a whole new level when their 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour comes to The Boys and Girls Club of Pittsfield on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm. <BR> Click here:<BR>arlem-globetrotters-boys-and-girls-clu<BR>b-pitt... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:13:34 EST Holyoke Mall Walking Anyone want to meet up on a weekend morning to walk at the Holyoke Mall? Reply with a day/time preference: either Sat. or Sun./ 7 AM or 8 AM. We can get through our cabin fever together! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 06:17:26 EST Hi from Palmer I just joined SparkPeople this past weekend. I've got about 10 lbs to lose. I'm still learning my way around the site but so far I'm impressed with everything that's available for free. I'm a lifetime WW member but I've fallen off the wagon a couple of times (I always got back on though!). Money is tight and since I've heard so many great things about SparkPeople, I decided to give it a try. <BR> <BR> I live and work in Palmer and grew up in Ludlow. Hello fellow western Mass. people! Mon, 17 Sep 2012 07:57:10 EST Aloha from Chicopee Hi All, <BR> I'm Cindy and I I just popped in to say Hi! I've been an in and outter in this community but I need to stay connected. This is a great forum for support and lots of unconditional love! The information is tremendous! now I just need to follow the path and let my journey begin in earnest. <BR> and a 1 and a 2 and a 3...... <em>319</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:37:10 EST I need a good old fashioned KICK in the butt..... I have procrastinated way too long to do what I can to lose weight. I am a Breast Cancer survivor so I spent most of the past year doing whatever it took to get through all the treatments. Now I need a "SPONSOR" much like they do at AA and NA meetings.....any one out there willing to take me on. It's not that I don't know what I need to do, it's the doing that is out of control. Ch 22 just had a story on the Nightly News about the correlation of obesity and breat cancer recurrance......uug... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:32:50 EST Hello my name is John. I'm originally from spfld, and relocated to Boston six years ago to attend Wentworth Institute. I joined sparkpeople after finding out about it on the internet. So I could meet more health conscious people. I joined this group to meet sparkpeople members in the greater spfld area. I've been meaning to attend one of your spark rallies. Now I finally have the chance because I'm exploring the work opportunities in this area after recently graduating with an Electronics Engineering degree from We... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 08:20:09 EST Hi from Adams!! Hi my name is Laurie. I live in Adams, work in Lenox. I was a part of this team quite a while ago, fell off the wagon, but I'm back now! I came back to spark after picking up <em>305</em> for my kindle. Now that the 4 weeks of that are almost complete, I've signed up for a local biggest loser competition. I'm one week into that. <BR> <BR> I've started walking, doing some simple strength training and the WATP videos for right now. I have some back issues and once I get past that I hope to ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 10:44:18 EST Hello From Greenfield Hello! My name is Kendra and I live in Greenfield, if anyone in the area is looking for a workout buddy I would be interested. My kids and I like to go for walks, ride bikes and play with our 11 month old Lab. I'm trying to get my self and my kids more active and more social. So feel free to add me as a friend. ~K <em>249</em> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 08:35:13 EST Seeking an exercise group with near Ware, MA I've recently relocated from Boston, MA to the ware,MA area. I have hopes of soon permanently relocating to Worcester,MA. While living in Boston, MA I was involved in exercise for over two years that practiced aerobics and running. I found this is a great way for fitness coaches, sports stores, and exercise product companies to advertise effectively. I'm currently seeking an exercise group, or am interested in starting one for this area. Since I have connections in Boston I may try to make on... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 06:35:15 EST Hello there! Hi, I'm new here, both to this group and Western MA! I am orginally from CT, but I lived in TX for the past 5 years, and now I am back in New England where I belong! I am hoping to find motivation and inspiration on here, and even better if I could met some people with similar goals/close in age on here. I am 24 years old, I have a 3 month old son (born 11/7/11) and I am currenly a SAHM with plans to return to school in the fall. I have over 100 lbs to lose, but I am confident I can be succes... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:04:44 EST New and looking for workout buddies! (Amherst etc) Hi guys! <BR> I just joined this team after finding that the Massachusetts Sparklers team seems to be mostly eastern Mass, so I wanted to find the westerners! <BR> <BR> I'm Ellen, I'm 28, been sparking for awhile now off and on, but looking to stay consistent! I live in Deerfield, but work in Northampton, and my gym is in Hadley, so I'm frequently in all three of those areas. <BR> <BR> I'd love to find some people to be active with, whether it's checking out the indoor rock gym in Hadley,... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:29:16 EST Hello from Northampton, MA! I am new to SparkPeople and looking to make new friends who will help support me in my journey to weight loss and healthy lifestyle. I am 45, single and new to the Western Mass area. (originally from Michigan) Thu, 9 Feb 2012 13:44:05 EST Sparks People near Stockbridge MA? I am actually from Ottawa Ontario Canada, however, I am going to Stockbridge MA Thursday June 30 through July 4. was wondering if there are any Sparks people near by? Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:38:35 EST November Celebrations Congratulations to all Celebrating Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries,Spark Anniversaries or any other occasion in November! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 09:45:51 EST Greenfield Gyms? I am thinking about joining a gym in Greenfield, as that is closest to my home. I'm surprised there are so many to choose from! All seem to run around the same membership fee and all seem to offer similar services. <BR> <BR> Does anyone here have any experience with any of the gyms? Any opinions on which is better than the others? <BR> <BR> I was a member of the Y years ago, but I know it's not necessarily the best one out there. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:11:27 EST Hi Everyone :) My name is Elaine and I live in Ware. I am 43 and would like to loose 50 lbs (to begin with, anyway) by my husband's birthday in March. <BR> <BR> I've been on the site a week and I love it. I hope to get to know you all and help support you in any way I can. Sun, 3 Oct 2010 23:33:03 EST Hi! Hi! I live in western mass and look forward t getting to know others from the same area who are working toward a healthier lifestyle as well. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 20:32:53 EST Hi there! I've been on Spark for a couple of weeks and wow. I am getting so much email. I think I might need to adjust my settings. Anyway I just noticed my name in the email as one of the leaders for points and fitness minutes on this team. That has to be a mistake! Maybe some of the members here just aren't that active on Spark or something? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm here and still stumbling around. Good luck everyone. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 15:14:39 EST Hello Hi all, I have been using the site a week and a half now... was nervous at first, but am really happy I joined. I live in Hampden County. I am an empty nester who is finding more time to take care of me... I look forward to connecting with you here... This seems like an awesome site... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:25:51 EST Not really new but not really old either! Hi there! Im Kendra and Im from Greenfield. Ive been on Spark for a couple of years now but have been absent for too long... But im back and im ready to give it all ive got. Since im at home with my kids most of the time Ive decided to work out with Jillian Micheals and my wii! I have Fitness ultimatum, and i have the dvd 30 day shred. Those along with wii fit, and i shouldnt get bored anytime soon!. I guess that about sums me up! Talk soon! Kendra Mon, 23 Aug 2010 07:51:52 EST Happy Birthday Fellow August Birthdays! Happy Birthday Fellow August Birthdays! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>475</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 16:54:20 EST Hi Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been on Spark for a couple of weeks, but haven't joined any teams until today. I already feel that teams are a good idea and I'm excited about it. Woo! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 09:48:51 EST Born in July ~ Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to all born in July! Sat, 3 Jul 2010 17:35:05 EST Happy Birthday to all born in June! Happy Birthday to all born in June! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:00:01 EST Day 1 success! I followed the diet plan, tracked my calories, drank 8 glasses of water, went for a 30 minute walk with my dog this morning, and I feel pretty good about it. I'm not saying it was easy I felt starved in between lunch and dinner, but I pulled some willpower from somewhere and stayed focused and on track. I love this site, I feel like this is going to work for me and keep me focused on my goals. Tue, 11 May 2010 20:24:13 EST May Birthdays Happy Birthday all born in May! <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> Mon, 3 May 2010 09:56:32 EST Hello I am coming back to Spark people after a long break. Last time I tried it as just a diet, this time my goal is to work at creating a new Lifestyle. <BR> I just got and am reading The Spark. Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:06:20 EST Hello! Hi all! I am a newbie here and so happy to see a western Mass group! <BR> My name is Stephanie and I am 25 years old. I am graduating as a nurse in 2 weeks, and feel like if I preach about healthy weights I should be one. <BR> I would love to lose 60lbs and feel fabulous! I would love to be motivated and motivate others! <BR> <BR> Went to the gym in Greenfield today....and feel great right now! <BR> <BR> If anyone needs someone to talk to or head off the to gym.....let me know! <BR> <BR> S... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 19:42:43 EST A great day for friends!! Hi! <BR> Next Saturday 3/27, my church - Westfield Evangelical Free Church is having a Women's Conference entitled Fresh Hope. They have one every spring and is always enjoyed by many. <BR> This year's speaker is Lysa Terkeurst. Check out the itinerary and more info about Lysa at: <BR> <BR><BR>rm_pdf-2.pdf <BR> <BR> From past conferences, all I can say is that it is a great day!! Lots of fun! A great day for mothers, daughters, sisters, aunt... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:58:28 EST HOLYOKE YMCA Hello, <BR> <BR> I am a 44 yr old lesbian looking for workout partners at the YMCA in Holyoke. I am currently unemployed so I have a fairly flexible Schedule. I often exercise in the small warm pool. But realize I am not getting my heart rate up and would be keen to use the machines. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you would be interested in being an exercise partner. <BR> <BR> Locutus Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:42:56 EST Hi from South Deerfield Hi everyone. I joined on 2/28 but I am still finding my way around the site and seeing everything it has to offer. I want to lose 50 pounds and also, just to make it more challenging..or because I am really crazy...I also quit smoking last Monday. Would love to meet people in this area. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 18:32:35 EST hello Hi, <BR> I am new to the team. I am struggling right now to keep myself on track. Weekends are tough. Looking for some friends to motivate 24/7. Help!! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:06:01 EST Hi e1! I just joined today and trying to figure out everything on here. I'm 47 years old, mom of 2, been married to a great guy for 25 years with our 26th anniversary this month. I have gained too much weight over the last few years and don't feel comfortable or healthy at all. Hope this site can help me get back on track! Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:44:46 EST Gardeners! I want to host a seed catalog party I miss the winter get-together my old community garden used to have. <em>434</em> We would all gather over a rich winter soup, and we would share our best seed catalogs and dream of the wonderful things we'd grow that year. <em>87</em> I moved and don't have a community garden in Springfield, but maybe there are a few of you who'd be interested in joining such a get-together. <em>258</em> Reply here or shoot me an email if that sounds like fun. <em>426</em> Tue, 12 Jan 2010 21:23:06 EST Mall Walking resuming Just wanted to invite anyone who may be interested in the Mall walking that will be resuming January 9th at 11am...meeting at the Eastfield Mall entrance near the 99 restaurant.. <BR> <BR> Lets start the New Year off right...with a little SPARKtacular is a great cardio workout and fun time to bond with fellow SPARKERs... <BR> <BR> Please let me know if anyone is we will look for you...... <BR> <BR> Amy <BR> Pioneer Valley GOalGetters, leader Fri, 1 Jan 2010 15:51:13 EST I'm new to the team too! Hi everyone. My name is Maryjo and I am a single mom with a beautiful 4 yr old little girl. I just found this team after meeting Amy in the Ma Sparklers team. I'm so glad there is a smaller team of folks closer to home. I love that team, but the majority of the active members seem to be a little too far away. I think this will be great. <BR> <BR> I have lost a total of 12 pounds so far and have 77 pounds to go to reach my final goal. My doctor said she'd be happy if I lost another 67 ... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:22:00 EST Hi..I'm a new member I just joined today and i'm trying to figure out how to use all of these tools that are available to us. Trying to get motivated before the new year. Wed, 2 Dec 2009 20:06:09 EST Saturday Mall walks starting Dec 12 10am The Pioneer Valley GOalGetters(formerly Baystate Biggest Losers) will be having mall walks on Saturdays starting Dec 12 at 10am. Location is Eastfield Mall (99 Restaurant entrance). Anyone wanting to join in our fun, just let me know. <BR> <BR> <BR> amy Sun, 29 Nov 2009 19:13:13 EST Hi! my name is Julie and I joined today (11/28) Hello, <BR> My name is Julie. I just joined today. You can see my 'weight' story on my page. Just started today so I am trying to find my way around the site. BUT, I have spent so much time on this computer already <em>40</em> , I am off to do my exercise. 10 minutes on the elliptical. (I have to start somewhere). I am looking forward to getting to know you and learning and getting encouragement from you and your weight loss experience. <BR> Julie Sat, 28 Nov 2009 11:07:02 EST Meeting Place for Saturday Mall Walk We will meet at entrance near the 99 Restaurant, not Sears entrance! Wed, 25 Nov 2009 08:51:00 EST Eastfield Mall Walk Anyone who would like to walk this coming Saturday, Nov. 28th: We will be meeting at the Sears entrance at Eastfield Mall on Boston Road in Sprinfield at 9:00 am - 10:30 am. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 08:48:04 EST New Team in the Pioneer Valley! Good Morning, all members of Western Mass team! I spoke with Janine via email and she said it would be great if I posted the following invite to everyone. <BR> <BR> PLEASE join the new Pioneer Valley GOal Getters! ASTORRES1 (Amy) and I joined Baystate Biggest Losers about 6 weeks ago, and the team was absolutely DEAD! I mean NO ACTIVITY, so we contacted SP, had that team disbanded and began this new team on Saturday. We plan on having several activities over the winter to keep us all f... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:12:30 EST A Final Posting Regarding Mall Walk So everyone interested in walking at Ingleside Mall in Holyoke this Saturday the 21st: <BR> <BR> Time: 11 a.m. <BR> Meeting Place: JC Penney (lower level entrance) <BR> Duration: Til We Stop (probably an hour or hr. and a half) <BR> Lunch After: For all who want! Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:40:53 EST Details on Saturday's Mall Walk LET'S START WALKING OFF THE HOLIDAY TEMPTATIONS PRE-HOLIDAY! <BR> <em>471</em> <em>428</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> Right now due to a couple of conflicts, it looks like we will be walking Ingleside at 11:00 a.m this Saturday, the 21st! (Leave your credit cards at stopping to shop LOL) <BR> <BR> If you're interested, please email me and I will reply with the definite meeting place. Also let me know if you're interested in getting a lite lunch afterward! Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:18:22 EST Mall Walking - Nov. 21 A couple people have expressed an interest in mall walking over the winter to keep up the cardio! I'm going to check it out this coming Saturday at Ingleside. Anyone that is interested PLEASE post to this thread and we can plan a time, meeting place......maybe lunch afterward? <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 04:55:50 EST Weekend Strategy? FOCUS! No eating after 7:30 pm, 3 workouts/walks, and follow nutrition guidelines to a tee cause I go to the doctor Monday and weigh-in! Fri, 13 Nov 2009 05:37:15 EST 6 Week Spark Baby Hi, Guys! Just browsing and found this team. I'm live E. Longmeadow/Springfield line. I joined Baystate Biggest Losers and there is NO activity. Also Massachusetts Sparkers which is good. Anyway, glad to be on board and hope to make my group of spark friends bigger!!!!!!!!! Sun, 8 Nov 2009 13:56:05 EST weigh in is there a special day that are team weighs in also how do i make a graft to show my weight progress <BR> LOST 31 AND COUNTING!!! <em>192</em> Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:47:36 EST Hi My name is Peggy and I just joined Hi, as I said my name is Peggy. I had Lapband surgery in September 2007, then actually again in December 2008. The band had slipped so it needed to be replaced. I have lost 100 pounds so far and have still at least 100 more to go. I have such a hard time with motivating myself to exercise. I try so many different things and just do not stick with it. Hence why I ended up so heavy in the first place. I am hoping this site and all the people on it will help me get back on track, with all the d... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 20:34:49 EST Good evening Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm happy to find a group in my general area. I was a fit, active, healthy young woman and then...until I began using food as a stress reliever when life got busy (you know - kids, house, job, school, etc). Now that my schedule is a bit less demanding, I have more time for ME...and, I do not like all this extra weight I'm lugging around (about 76 pounds worth). I like to be active (hike, bike, walk, kayak) and have a number of other hobbies (reading, crafts, gardening). I ... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 19:11:16 EST Happy Easter and Welcome Sunshine Good Morning...I found this WM Group after I tried to find local SP on the Find a Buddy link. I am new to SP, started 3/29 and still finding new things every time I login. I would love to have a local buddy to walk with or just be local support/ SP friends with. If you live near Chicopee/Holyoke and want to have a local SP buddy please let me know. I will never have too many friends... <em>213</em> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 07:55:29 EST hi there! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am not new but new to starting over. I have been on SP for sometime now but have taken many breaks. <BR> <BR> I just completed my 1st week back and I am DETEMINED to get it off for good this time! I am a full-time college student and a SAHM of 4 kids (15,11,6,4). <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting many of you and staying very active with SP this time. Looking for a budy? Look me up! Best wishes! Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:13:23 EST New Members say HI! Hi all. I want to make sure we give new members a place to tell about themselves. <BR> <BR> Welcome to MZAWADZKI...our newest member! <BR> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 22:14:35 EST Technical problems Is anyone else having tech problems staying logged into SP? I am not sure what is going on. Mario and I spent some time trying to figure it out. I even posted the question on the technical support forum. Nothing has worked so far. Any ideas? Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:03:59 EST New Start Hi all! This team was started to provide us with a place to stay connected since our Western Mass forum was closing. I hope this helps everyone! Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:03:03 EST