SparkPeople Adelaide Sparkies Team Messageboard For Sparkies living in Adelaide! All South Aussies Welcome!! SparkPeople Adelaide Sparkies Team Messageboard Winter Weight Loss Challenge Weigh in will be on any day, weigh as usual and adjust the template to suit your needs. <BR> Please make a new post each week. <BR> Good luck with the challenge. <BR> <BR> Start Weight 1/6 - 81.5 kilos <BR> 5% Goal - 4.075 kilos <BR> Finished goal weight 31/8/18 - 77.425 kilos <BR> I weigh on Fridays <BR> <BR> Week 1 8/6 - 81.9 kilos. <BR> Week 2 15/6 - <BR> Week 3 22/6 - <BR> Week 4 29/6 - <BR> Week 5 6/7 - <BR> Week 6 13/7 - <BR> Week 7 20/7 - <BR> Week 8 27/6 - <BR> Week 9... Sun, 10 Jun 2018 22:43:32 EST Autumn Weight Loss Challenge Hi Everyone, this challenge will take us through Autumn. <BR> Challenge will start on the week ending Friday 2nd March. <BR> <BR> (If you would like to join in, but the challenge has already started feel free to join at anytime.) <BR> <BR> Here is how you work out your 5%. <BR> <BR> Start weight x 0.05 = 5% goal <BR> Start weight - 5% goal = finished goal weight <BR> ~~~Example~~~~ <BR> 77 kilos x 0.05 = 3.85 kilos. 3.85 kilos would be this persons 5% goal. 73.15 kilos would be thei... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 03:14:18 EST Summer Weight Loss Challenge Hi Everyone, this challenge will take us through the rest of Summer. <BR> Challenge will start on the week ending Friday 26th January. <BR> <BR> (If you would like to join in, but the challenge has already started feel free to join at any time.) <BR> <BR> Weigh in will be on any day, weigh as usual. <BR> Please make a new post each week. <BR> Good luck. <BR> <BR> Start Weight 26/1 - kilos <BR> Goal - kilos <BR> Finished goal weight 23/2/18 - kilos <BR> I weigh on Fridays <BR> <B... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:33:54 EST Spring Weight Loss Challenge Hi Everyone, this challenge will take us through Spring. <BR> Challenge will start on the week ending Friday 25th August. <BR> <BR> (If you would like to join in, but the challenge has already started feel free to join at anytime.) <BR> <BR> Here is how you work out your 5%. <BR> <BR> Start weight x 0.05 = 5% goal <BR> Start weight - 5% goal = finished goal weight <BR> ~~~Example~~~~ <BR> 77 kilos x 0.05 = 3.85 kilos. 3.85 kilos would be this persons 5% goal. 73.15 kilos would be th... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:53:32 EST Water, water, water We all know that we should drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> I used to be a good water drinker but now struggle with this challenge. <BR> Please join me in logging your daily water consumption. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:18:48 EST Goals for 2017 Please add your goals for 2017 to this thread. <BR> We can help to keep each other accountable or just share ideas to reach our goals. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:45:07 EST Autumn Weight Loss Challenge Hi South Australians! <em>213</em> <BR> I have borrowed (stolen) this idea from another team! <BR> Please join me in logging our weight on a weekly basis. <BR> <BR> This challenge will help us to stay on track with our weight over Autumn. <BR> Drink plenty of water, which can also be logged on the water challenge. <BR> Water can make a bit difference to how we feel and can assist in our weight loss. <BR> <BR> The challenge will start on Saturday 4th March. <BR> Our goal is to lose ... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:57:40 EST Goals for 2017 I have moved this goal to the 'Motivation' forum. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:20:13 EST Howdy! From another new face. Hi Fellow Adel-lads and Adeladies, <BR> <BR> My name's Steph, I'm 26 and I have just re-joined Spark People. <BR> <BR> I'm very pleased to meet all of you. Looking forward to sharing in your successes! <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Steph Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:05:19 EST Keeping 'on track' with my goals in 2014. I think that most of us make 'New Year's Resolutions', but do we actually stick to them? I saw a article on T.V. recently which stated that the people who wrote down their goals, told others about them and revisited them regularly were more likely to stick to them. <BR> I'm going to keep myself accountable. <BR> 1) Eat whole foods, mostly fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. <BR> 2) Do more exercise, try to include as many fun, incidental activities as possible. <BR> 3) Declutter my house a... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 19:25:49 EST I'm an old member WHO IS BACK!!! Hi i'm gen <BR> the last two years has been a whirlwind. moved house a few times, dropped study but beat anxiety am now a stronger person with 2 gorgeous daughters. my partner and i have our anniversary next weekend. my life just gets better everyday. <BR> <BR> Safe to say i'm a bit bigger than i was but i am not going to let it bring me down. I am here to learn healthy recepies, learn a few activities i can sneak in or do around little people. and learn my new energy requirements as a nur... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:21:54 EST Newbie!! Hey there, I'm Kira I'm 22 and yep you guessed it I'm in Radelaide! <BR> <BR> I don't really know what to write.. <BR> <BR> I'm a beauty therapist.. <BR> I have my own business.. <BR> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 17:20:28 EST What is your focus for May 2012? My focus is to get my head around my training with my new BLC team. I'm going to do this by not expecting everything at once but to integrate new things one at a time. Wed, 2 May 2012 07:08:13 EST Living in Adelaide is Great because You constantly bump into people you know Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:43:16 EST New to the Team Hello to everybody from Adelaide and surrounds. I'm from Redwood Park and joined the Spark People site a couple of days ago so am still finding my way around. I was really pleased to find this site and software and especially pleased to find a group from Adelaide! <BR> I have a lot of weight to lose but it feels like I'm in a position to do that - I have lost 14 kg in the last few months but its been two steps forward, one back. I have really enjoyed the calorie counting options on this site ... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:54:29 EST accountability For the next 12 weeks I am accountable to a trainer at my local gym. even without attending I am emailing her my weight/ measurements etc and she gives me a ranking back. <BR> Anyone who wants to check in in here for support, please do. <BR> we can do this, together. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 02:34:38 EST 2012 goals what are your goals for 2012????? <BR> we all need to set goals to aim for and to keep continually improving and enriching our lives. <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 07:31:15 EST Hey - I'm new! Hello, <BR> I'm new to spark and I'm joining this team because I want to meet people to help me stay motivated and keep me on this weight-loss path! <BR> If you want to chat, complain, tell a funny story... whatever... drop me a line. I'd love to get to know you and help you reach your goals too! <BR> Sat, 12 Nov 2011 13:10:06 EST New to team Hi Everybody, <BR> I've been on and off with Sparkpeople for quite a while. At present I am focussed and committed to making a change. I'm progressing and meeting with success. That in itself is very motivating for me to continue. I am feeling so much better already. It's great to have a local team here. I look forward to getting to know you and supporting you. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 8 Aug 2011 21:42:59 EST One thing i did 'right' today each day list one positive thing you did: <BR> <BR> I started the day with yoga (and each time I do it I can feel my flexability returning) Mon, 20 Jun 2011 23:16:50 EST Hi from Ethelton Hi all, <BR> Moved to Ethelton from Plympton Park just 2 months ago. Moved to Adelaide from San Francisco this past January 2011. I had been a sparkperson in the U.S. a few years ago, but lost momentum. But now I feel like I've got a new lease on life: New home, new husband, new country, new life. If I can't make changes now and become the person I really want to be, then there's no hope. So the time is now! I have about 48 kilos to lose (I'm still getting used to the metric system -- ... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 20:21:50 EST goodie thank you for the goodie that you sent me. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:45:03 EST Hi to Adelaide Sparkies I am from Golden Grove area an I have been on Sparkpeople for awhile now but have never used it to its full potential, so really I am just working out how to do things. I have joined the 28 day Bootcamp workout and am at Day 10. I find the food tracking is a great tool especially for me as it makes me realise just exactly what I am eating and how many calories. <em>311</em> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:19:43 EST In 2011 I will...... In 2011 I will set myself a small goal each week. The first of these is to stick with giving up all Caffeine. I don't drink very much Caffeine but I want to cut it down to none at all. I have started this on on the 27th of Dec 2010 and it will be my goal to continue to stick with it. I will post my next mini goal here in the new year. <BR> Join me in posting your goals, dreams, focuses, plans.... etc here through out the year. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:20:34 EST Hello I glad I found this team. It will be great meeting other people from South Australia. I live in the Port Augusta. <BR> A mother of 2 grownup sons and I have 3 grandchildren. <BR> I have lots of weight to lose, so I will be around for a long time. <BR> Sat, 20 Nov 2010 01:33:56 EST A - Z of HEALTHY foods. A = Asparagus (yummy on the bbq) Fri, 9 Apr 2010 01:09:42 EST Please help! need food ideas asap Hello adelaide sparkies, <BR> I'm needing advice an ideas for food to eat. <BR> I am intolerant to tomato and trying to eat healthy with a variety of food is getting tough because the tomato is making me sick again. sometimes its ok if i don't go overboard but at the moment: homemade pizzas, tomato based pastas, lots of salads, sandwhiches i don't make, mexican food, so much is off limits. I tried asking people on facebook but they supplied me with chocolate (though very yummy) one can't have... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 22:23:47 EST Help with Fortnightly Goal Setting Hi folks <BR> I'm thinking I should set a fortnightly goal for weight loss, neither too high nor too low but I'm not sure what would be realistic. No doubt someone has a lot of experience in this and could give me some guidelines. <BR> I do around 6+ hours of walking a week. My current weight is around 83kg and my goal weight is 67kg, so about 16kg to go. I don't follow a special diet, jsut healthy in general, keep treats to minimum and eat smaller portions, minimal snacking, etc. <BR> Does 1... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 21:01:03 EST march tips for a healthier diet These are tips taken from the march motivational calendar here on sp. <BR> <BR> Keep a food diary. <BR> Before you can improve your diet, you have to know where you stand. <BR> Record everything you eat and drink for five days and use these tips to improve your diet a little bit each day. <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:41:50 EST March Ambitions What are you doing this month to improve your life?? <BR> <BR> I am focusing on having less clutter about my home. <BR> <BR> I am focusing on eating regularly and getting exercise. <BR> <BR> I am taking time for me to relax. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:35:35 EST 101 ways to misuse and abuse the bathroom scales Feeling creative? and a tad on the evil side? <BR> Next time you look at the bathroom scales think of the most ridiculous way you could use and abuse it. <BR> The only rule is your not allowed to stand on it. <BR> let the carnage begin mwahahahahahaha. Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:46:59 EST Hi there :) Hi there <em>30</em> <BR> I joined this team last week to meet others who are interested in health and because if I was in another team I'm sure they'd talk in pounds and that's really confusing lol. <BR> hmm about me... <BR> I like my sports but i get bored sometimes without being in a team and i am a sucker for bakery goods. <em>4</em> yummy <BR> I wish you all good luck in your journeys. as for mine? <BR> um does anyone know if there is a phone friendly version of <BR>... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 16:54:25 EST Saturday walking group Me and another member, AussieYank, are doing a walking group every Saturday morning @ 9am at the Botanical Gardens. We meet at the North Terrace Gates entrance and usually walk for about an hour. <BR> <BR> Take a look at both our spark pages to see what we look like so you know, and I hope we can get some more people interested to walk with us! <BR> <BR> x Sun, 14 Feb 2010 07:03:09 EST February Already??? Time to focus. <BR> <BR> School is back and it is time for me to get serious with my daily routine of including exercise. <BR> <BR> What are you focusing on this month???? Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:57:05 EST Hello hello Glad to find an Adelaide group, and now that the tour down under is gone there is room for us LOL. <BR> I have been looking for a group to walk with, city walk/ hills walk, something more than wander, pretty fast paced. I think I saw something about walking in the Botanical Gardens?..... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:42:31 EST Steps or Km's for today Just a post to get peoples steps or km's walked today, doesn't have to be purely exercise based, just even if you walked to the shops instead of taking the car. Lets hear it :) <BR> <BR> I'll start off <BR> I walked 3000 steps today, i think thats nearly 2km :) Walked to the shops, got some healthy fruit. Sun, 17 Jan 2010 01:16:08 EST Extreme Heat Weather Warning. Saw this on the SES website, thought it might be helpful for us Adelaidians in this crazy weather. <BR> <BR> GENERAL EXTREME HEAT ADVICE <BR> <BR> The public are urged to exercise care during the hot weather and to take the following precautions: <BR> <BR> * Drink plenty of fluids but avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks. <BR> * When outdoors wear light loose fitting clothing, as well as a broad brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Try to limit outdoor activities to mornings a... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 16:13:42 EST Healthy diet habits I thought I might encourage those of us who have been here a while to re visit some of the basic habits that we follow really well for a while then let slip. <BR> <BR> This is from the spark diet stage 2 healthy diet habits. <BR> <BR> 1. Control portions. <BR> It is way too easy to pour out too much cereal, slop on extra milk or munch away mindlessly. <BR> <BR> Are your portions the right size???? <BR> <BR> I encourage you to take the portion distortion quiz here at sparkpeople, and se... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 21:44:17 EST Glad to find an Adelaide group I'm very happy to have found SP, I truly believe it will be a huge help once I get the hang of everything. At the moment I'm mostly doing the nutrition tracker (very closely), but have to wait a little for the fitness, as I've had a couple of injuries in the last week (the latest having a koala think I'm its mum & jumping on me - they have very sharp claws!). <BR> Sat, 9 Jan 2010 18:37:51 EST A New Year, A New Adelaidean!! Hi, I have just joined SparkPeople and live in wonderful, beautiful Adelaide!! <BR> <BR> Hoping to really enjoy this website and gain heaps of inspiration and motivation! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 03:00:13 EST A -Z Summer Ants - they are everywhere at the moment. LOL Mon, 4 Jan 2010 18:58:41 EST Adelaide Bike/Walking Tracks I found a list of all the Adelaide Bike/Walking/running tracks, most are well lit, have shade and drinking fountains are well paved and are off main road so are quieter and less polluted <BR> <BR><BR>/0,22606,23097731-5006301,00.html <BR> <BR> You can use the fitness tracker to make up routes to follow and work out distances for eg: <BR> <BR><BR>ess_maps_view.asp?rt=96236 <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jan 2010 07:43:42 EST This December I will.... This December I will focus on choosing healthy foods and eating more fruit. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 21:27:33 EST Tips for healthier holidays This is taken from the sparkpeople motivational calendars. <BR> <BR> Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are some tips that will help you through the holiday season. <BR> <BR> Take inventory. Identify all the situations (office parties, mall food courts, family gathering) that make it difficult for you to... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 17:25:03 EST Greeting from WA Hi there, you can call me Helen, lai yong is my chinese name. I am a mother of 3 beautiful young adults with a cool hubby. I love cooking and I work in a cafe where I cook mainly hawkers food eg. laska, different types of curries etc. etc. Sparkpeople is awesome and I found this site when I was searching for a way to lose weight and I never look back. I have a long way to go and I know I have landed in the right place where sparkpeople offers me support and motivation when I read post of ... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 07:18:13 EST A - Z xmas Angels Wed, 25 Nov 2009 04:56:36 EST what is your focus this November?? My focus this November is continuing to live healthy, eat healthy and to continue to exercise without my dvd player/computer. <BR> This is challenging for me but a forced change for the moment. All is going well though and I hope to be back here more often in the near future. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:26:33 EST new to Adelaide Sparkies hi my name is Mandy, i live in a beautiful wine making area just North of Adelaide. <BR> <BR> i play softball, walk and have just started Zumba, i love dancing and im looking for people to chat to. <BR> <BR> i would like to lose about 35 kilo, but i would be happy losing any amount of weight, i find i tend to lose more in summer, so i guess, summer here i come <BR> thanks for reading <BR> kind regards <BR> Mandy Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:56:38 EST what is your focus this October?? My focus this October is continuing to live healthy, eat healthy and to continue to exercise without my dvd player/computer. <BR> This is challenging for me but a forced change for the moment. All is going well though and I hope to be back here more often in the near future. Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:48:32 EST Fat percentage explained The percentage of fat in a food is NOT the same as the percentage of kilojoules/calories. <BR> <BR> Food that appears to have a low fat percentage can <BR> still have a high percent of the energy coming from fat. <BR> <BR> eg whole milk is less than 4%fat yet....If you convert this to calories it turns out to be 51%fat from calories. <BR> <BR> you can do this easily with any foods. <BR> <BR> 1 gram of fat = 9 calories <BR> <BR> so the equation per serve is <BR> <BR> grams of fat ... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 17:10:44 EST Tips for eating more fruit and veggies Dip it. Instead of dipping your chips and veggies into creamy dressings,make a healthy dip out of veggies--hummus,chunky salsa,guacamole, and roasted red pepper dips will help you meet your daily quota. Tue, 1 Sep 2009 06:13:57 EST What is your focus for September?? Here we are Spring is here already. <BR> What do you need to focus on this month? <BR> Do you need to go back to basics eg are you drinking your water consistantly?? With the weather warming up this is so important. <BR> <BR> This month I am tracking my pedometer steps consistantly and my goal is 20,000 steps per day. Tue, 1 Sep 2009 05:35:31 EST Team maps How do I place a marker on the team map? Sun, 23 Aug 2009 03:24:40 EST Tips for a better nights sleep Thought I would share some handy hints with everyone. These come from the sparkpeople motivational calendars so feel free to download your own if you want to see the whole month at once. <BR> <BR> Eat at regular intervals. This keeps your energy and blood sugar levels stable all day long. With fewer highs and lows, you'll be alert all day and ready to sleep at night. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 06:48:55 EST Question for the day.... <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite colour??? <BR> <BR> Mine is blue - like the sky or shades of purple. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 06:41:43 EST What is your focus for August?? Spring is getting closer and it wont be long before we dont have our winter jackets to hide under. <BR> This month I am going to focus on exercising consistantly, and making sure I meet my daily calorie requirements. <BR> <BR> I am also timing my walks to see if I can improve my pace. <BR> <BR> What are you going to focus on this month?? <BR> <BR> "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there" <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Aug 2009 20:14:44 EST National tree day Every year we plant a tree for national tree day on our property. We have done this with the kids as they have grown up and the memories that are created by this family activity are priceless. <BR> Do something for the environment and do it with your family. National tree day is sunday August 2nd. <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> <em>434</em> <em>434</em> Mon, 27 Jul 2009 06:44:36 EST Free Sparkgoo ies..... Hi there. <BR> Have I got your attention. Great. As a new leader of this team I thought I would hand out some goodies. <BR> <BR> Introduce yourself in this thread to me and the first 20 people to reply will recieve a sparkgoodie from myself. <BR> <BR> Just a simple howdy will be fine. <BR> <BR> See you soon. Sat, 25 Jul 2009 06:49:59 EST Daily Calorie Count Sun 12 - 18th July Here we go again team another week gone already. Lets get serious and shed some kilos. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 85.8 <BR> <BR> Sun 1070 <BR> Mon 1146 <BR> Tue 1154 <BR> Wed 1240 <BR> Thu 1301 <BR> Fri <BR> Sat <BR> <BR> Finishing Weight My Goal 83.8 <BR> Sat, 11 Jul 2009 21:23:06 EST LETS CHAT I am finding it rather quiet so I thought I would start a lets chat. <BR> You can talk about whatever you like from recopy ideas, successes and things like that. <em>30</em> Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:37:06 EST A - Z Australian Towns/Cities Of course the best city is ADELAIDE Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:34:05 EST Things I like to do I like to spend time with my friends and family. I also like helping people. Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:32:32 EST Newbies please introduce yourself. Any one joining please introduce yourself here. Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:28:45 EST Any diet ideas? I have tried everything over the years. I wonder if these shakes are really any good. Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:26:38 EST What Motivates you. I find support from family and friends helps. Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:25:11 EST Daily Calorie Count Sun 5th - Sat 11th July Here we go again team another week gone already. Lets get serious and shed some kilos. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 86.8 <BR> <BR> Sun <BR> Mon <BR> Tue <BR> Wed <BR> Thu <BR> Fri <BR> Sat <BR> Finishing Weight My Goal 83.8 <BR> Sat, 4 Jul 2009 21:46:10 EST I WANT TO LOOSE 5 KILOS FOR SPRING It is not long till the warmer weather will be here and I desperately want to shed some weight so I can wear my smaller clothes. So come and join me and do this together. <BR> <BR> STARTING WEIGHT Sat 27th June 86.2 <BR> <BR> Week 1 4th July <BR> Week 2 11th Jul <BR> Week 3 18th Jul <BR> Week 4 25th Jul <BR> Week 5 1st Aug <BR> Week 6 8th Aug <BR> Week 7 15th Aug <BR> Week 8 22nd Aug <BR> <BR> Finishing Weight Week 9 29th Aug <BR> <BR> Goal 80 kilos or less..... <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 22:56:14 EST DAILY CALORIE COUNT Here we go again team another week gone already. Lets get serious and shed some kilos. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 86.2 <BR> <BR> Sun 1330 <BR> Mon 1157 <BR> Tue 1152 <BR> Wed 1028 <BR> Thu 1440 <BR> Fri <BR> Sat <BR> Finishing Weight My Goal 83.8 <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 22:54:06 EST JULY EXERCISE MINUTES This is to help us stay motivated and get our bodies moving so come along and join me. <BR> <BR> For those that have done this last month you use those minutes for the newbies start off at 500. <BR> <BR> This includes all movement even walking when doing our shopping and housework etc so everyone can join in. <BR> <BR> June Minutes to beat 1499 <BR> <BR> July 1st 120 mins <BR> July 2nd 10 mins <BR> July 3rd 10 mins <BR> July 4th 120 mins <BR> July 5th 20 mins <BR> July 6th 20 mins <B... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 22:49:33 EST Exercise minutes I thought it might be an idea to record our daily exercise minutes. Maybe even challege ourselves to make it to a certain number for the week or fortnight and log in the numbers each day. <BR> <BR> Im thinking of trying for 750 minutes starting on Sunday 28th June and finishing on Saturday 11th of July. Thats approximately 55 minutes a day. <BR> <BR> Any one want to join me? Fri, 26 Jun 2009 02:23:15 EST Fun Daily Skinny Fantasy We all have our reason's we are on this journey such as health issues, lifestyle change, setting an example for our children ... but I thought it might be fun to enter a "skinny" fantasy each day. <BR> <BR> Remember the key words are fun and fantasy so lets keep it light. <BR> <BR> My Skinny fantasy for today is.. Very high heels, very sexy lingerie and my partners eyes' popping out 'cartoon style' <BR> Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:31:53 EST Winter Weather How is the cold and the rain affecting your work out routines? <BR> <BR> I am finding I do more Aerobics DVD's in the lounge room (I have discovered Turbo Jam and love it) and less time walking or jogging out doors. <BR> <BR> When it is not too wet early hours of the morning, I still try to fit in a walk. My knee's need some down time from all that jumping. Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:19:38 EST A - Z things that make you happy! The first person writes something starting with A that makes them happy, the next something starting with B and so on ... <BR> <BR> I'll start with A ... (not the alcoholic kind of happy!!!) ... affection. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 04:04:30 EST Have you ever? - Question Game. This is an idea I saw from another team some time back. <BR> The first person will ask if you have ever done something ... then the next person says yes or no and leaves a "have you ever" question for the next person. <BR> <BR> I will go first... Have you ever gone dirt bike riding? Fri, 12 Jun 2009 00:27:58 EST Ideas Please This is to have a bit of fun instead of concentrating on the serious stuff all the time. If any one has any fun games or funny things that has happened to them please let us know here. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:58:44 EST Daily Calorie Count Sun 14th - Sat 21st June This is to help us to stay in our calorie range and make us accountable for what we put in our mouths. <BR> <BR> Calorie Range 1000 - 1350 <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 85.8 <BR> <BR> Sun 1350 <BR> Mon 1210 <BR> Tue 1043 <BR> Wed 1206 <BR> Thu 1297 <BR> Fri <BR> Sat <BR> <BR> Finishing Weight Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:52:56 EST Where is every one Hi there <BR> <BR> I am hoping we can get some activity happening with the team so thought we would have a topic to say where we are. <BR> <BR> I will start off, I am married with 3 Daughter, 2 Step sons and 3 Grand Children. I unfortunately do not see my middle daughter nor her 2 children but I have come to accept that I can not change the situation so need to concentrate on me. <BR> <BR> I live in a new estate in Munno Para West, it is rather nice here although so much building going on... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:49:33 EST Hi I am new Hello <BR> <BR> My name is Anne and I am from Munno para West, is there any other members from this area? <BR> <BR> I have been with spark for three years and is currently the co team leader of Sparkies Down Under. <BR> <BR> I enjoy helping others and would like to get to know other members of this team. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a wonderful day and hope to chat with you soon. <BR> <BR> Anne <em>41</em> Sun, 7 Jun 2009 01:59:27 EST What is your best weight loss habit? I'm trying to get my motivation back to lose weight. I lost 16 kilos from July 2006 to July 2007 (after maintaining a previous loss of 3 kilos) BUT (due to illness) have since put on 13 kilos! I'm getting back to work and want to regain my former fitness and lose the weight (again!!!) <BR> <BR> I thought that this might help all of us and we might find out something new! Thu, 30 Apr 2009 01:00:11 EST Another Southerner Hi guys <BR> I have been looking at the site for just a few days and have to admit I find some of it overwhelming and I am joining in here, cause you guys are local and in the hopes of learning how to better use the site in my weight loss goals :) Wed, 25 Feb 2009 03:07:46 EST Western Suburbs Sparkie Hello, I'm new to this team so I thought I would stop by and say hello. I have been on this site for just over a month now and find it just the motivation I need. Though I do struggle with the american foods listed and finding which one are the equivalent to the Aussie foods. Well thats it for now but I look forward to being park of the Adelaide Sparkies team. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 20:46:47 EST Weigh Ins? Can anybody tell me if we have a Adelaide Sparkies weigh in please??? If so, what day is it and where in the navigations do I find where I need to go to weigh in. Thu, 29 Jan 2009 05:48:09 EST EXTREMELY HOT ADELAIDE SPARKIES! Hi everyone, <BR> Was just wondering how everyone is going exercising in this dreadful heat. I'm trying to exercise first thing in the morning or late evening - but it's getting hard now. it just feels so hot all the time. Eating habits are fine because I only feel like light foods to eat, so salads have been so refreshing. I hope everyone is drinking lots more water as well. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 07:02:50 EST I'm new to this group Hi guys! My name is Holly I am a 25yr old stay at home mum of 2 beautiful girls. I live in Morphett Vale... down south. <BR> I've lost 5 kilos so far and have been around for about 3 months now. I did loose a few more kilos but christmas put me back when i gained 3 kgs. I have been doing the boot camp and feel great! I didn't exercise much last week due to other committment but this week i hope to get back on track again. My aim is to get to a size 14 and drop another 15 kgs by June this year... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:03:10 EST Thinking about an exercise group? Ive always thought if we have to turn up to be with others we are more likely to kep our exercising appt! i love that there are ppl that are almost close enough that we could catch up for a beach walk or exercise session, but i fear that alot of you would be far fitter than myself so i would be the one sitting on the side line 10 mins in... haha Mon, 19 Jan 2009 07:28:24 EST hi there hi, Im another new member, Id never heard of sp until 3 days ago, and i must say im pretty excited i think this is the motivation i need to loose this weight....i hope! lol <BR> <BR> anyway just wanted to say hi <em>213</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 01:40:41 EST new to this lost <em>198</em> Hi nice meet you all I am from aldinga beach and my illness causes me to gain weight and I am now 85 kg I think I can do better than that. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 01:46:28 EST Another new Adelaide Sparkie Hi girls, well I don't exactly live in Adelaide, two hours north at Port Broughton - but we are hoping to move back next year (2010). We are madly renovating our house. I too need to pull my finger out and lose some more weight. Last christmas I injured myself playing basketball (yes xmas 07) and was out of action for 16 weeks. 5 extra kilo's later and I've found my way back to sparkpeople for extra motivation. I love being able to track what I've eaten and to see how many calories I have bur... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:31:29 EST New Adelaide Sparkie Hi! to everyone in Adelaide. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm a new Adelaide Sparkie. I live in the Marion area. Due to aches and pain from a motor vehicle accident mid last year I lost motivtion to continue with my training etc., but have maintained my weight. I once again need to pull my finger out and motivate myself to exercising and walking, so when best than the beginning of a new year. <BR> <BR> Cheers <BR> Krys <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 17:04:40 EST Favourite healthy places to eat in Adelaide What are some of your favourite healthy places to eat in Adelaide? <BR> <BR> Mine are... <BR> -Hogs Breath Cafe: Okay not everything on there menu is healthy, but they do have small size steaks that you can have veges and salad with (skip the curly fries! they are yummy but very fatty <em>230</em> ). <BR> <BR> -Sumo Salad <BR> They have tasty salads, but make sure you get the healthy salads, a couple of them are high in fat! <BR> <BR> -Boost Juice <BR> I have a large smoothie for lunch... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 02:29:21 EST How is the walking going? So far I've gone 10.22km or 15,489 steps today. <BR> <BR> My husband gave me a lovely new watch [for our 9th Wedding Anniversary] which measures my heart rate from Kmart, and apparently I have burned 1952 calories today according to my smart little watch! <BR> <BR> I'd love to hear how the other Adelaide Sparkies are going with the team goal! Wed, 31 Dec 2008 23:40:57 EST Hello I'm an Adelaide Sparkie! Hello I'm Tania and I'm an Adelaide Sparkie!!! <BR> <BR> I have already walked 15,489 steps, according to my pedometer, so I'm up for the team goal, LOL! That is 10.22km already for today! Wed, 31 Dec 2008 23:35:50 EST