SparkPeople WELSH SPARKS Team Messageboard For all you Sparks who live in Wales or have Welsh connections or just because you love Wales SparkPeople WELSH SPARKS Team Messageboard happy st david ´s day just wanted to wish you all a happy st davids day. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:56:00 EST Local Events in Your Area! Sat 1st - Sun 30th SEPTEMBER <BR> <BR> Open Doors Month, free admission to Rhondda Heritage Park every weekend throughout september as part of open doors. (Reserve your underground experience in advance) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 01443 424123 <BR> <BR> <BR> Wales Valley walking festival 2012 <BR> sat 1st - sun 16th september <BR> <BR> 37 guided walks across the valleys of south wales. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 06:55:10 EST Any SAHM's (stay at home mums) here...? Hey, I'm a newbie and wanting some support from mums in the same boat as me. How many children do you have? ages? and how much weight are you wanting too lose..? xx Tue, 4 Sep 2012 03:47:33 EST Hiya lovelies.. from Bridgend... I'm 41 years old, my kids are grown ups with babies of their own, which makes me.. a .. a.. GRANNY!!! When my daughters had their babies (within a year of each other) it coincided with my 40th year on this planet, and for once i had the time to look down at myself. I was disappointed, seemed to me I'd made time in my life to make other people feel happy, secure and successful, but always, for whatever reasons, put myself last. I'm now 28stone, which is harsh enough, but when you realise that ... Mon, 28 May 2012 23:43:41 EST Relaxation help Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've just arranged for my best friend to come and stay at mine for the weekend because she's having a really tough time at the moment. We've agreed for it to be relaxing and I've titled it a 'Mind, Body and Soul Detox'. One problem... <BR> <BR> I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO! <BR> <BR> Both of us have no money, so no spa day. We're going on a relaxing walk in the forest near me, but I really need some ideas on what we could do. <BR> <BR> Any help would be great! <BR> <B... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:40:34 EST Calling all redheads.... Hi my names karen and i'm the Team Leader of Ravishing Redheads, why not come along and join our team, for fun chat and diet/fitness...... <BR> This is a team for natural (or maybe not) red heads..... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 20:38:49 EST Hello from Merthyr Tydfil Hi all from merthyr tydfil, my names karen aged 43 i'm looking to lose around 50lb. I find my addiction to chocolate would hinder me, but i've been good feel free to add me as a friend. If any of you are doing the Celebrity Slim diet i just started a team called Celebrity Slim Team..... as i've been doing it for a few weeks this time and steadily losing weight. I have done it before and lost 2 stone but i still have alot of weight still to lose.... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 08:27:45 EST points 5 and 3 Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:50:25 EST Hello from Cardiff! Hi, just found this site and hoping it will help me lose a bit of weight, at last! Would love to hear from anyone in Wales or overseas that would like some mutual support on the journey! Lots to lose! <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 06:06:42 EST WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU FROM I Am From The Rhondda Valley in South Wales <BR> <em>690</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:52:26 EST hello Hi I am originally from the Northwest of England, but have recently moved to Pembrokeshire and absolutely love it here. <BR> I need to lose a lot of weight, I joined SparkPeople a few years ago but didn't really use it. I do Intend to use it this time, as I have put even more weight on. <BR> If anyone else just started out with a lot of weight to lose maybe we can help each other. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 05:03:06 EST merry christmas and a happy new year nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd da. Sun, 25 Dec 2011 05:29:29 EST Evening! Hello! My names Cath from Bridgend, joined months ago but just 'started' yesterday ! :)x Sun, 11 Sep 2011 18:24:35 EST introduction HI i,m RUSS from the Rhondda recovering from heart failure succesfully thankfully! Tue, 2 Aug 2011 21:13:39 EST Hello! Hello everyone ! <BR> I'm Cathy, I live and work in Cardiff . <BR> All the best to you all - <em>41</em> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:58:18 EST Newbie Hello everybody! <BR> This is day two for me so I am still getting to grips with this amazing site. It seems very powerful to me so I know it will take me a while to get the hang of it. <BR> I live near Llandysul in Ceredigion. <BR> Sue Fri, 22 Jul 2011 06:14:10 EST Swimming tips/advice Hi all, <BR> <BR> I’m about to start swimming again for the first time in 7 years, and I’m just wondering if anyone had any advice for me. I’ve wanted to start swimming back in January 2011 when I started SP, but as I was so big, I kept saying, “Oh I’ll do it when I get down to 18st”. This is especially because I had/have no confidence. I’m now 8lbs from 18st, but I think I’m going to wait until I have lost another stone, as my confidence isn’t quite there yet. But I still would like so... Mon, 30 May 2011 12:25:24 EST hapws ddydd dewi saint happy saint davids day everybody.any plans for today? Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:36:47 EST Cardiff Any of you guys based in Cardiff and looking to do some training? Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:28:33 EST HI Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> I'm Phil origianlly from Merthyr But Live in Cardiff and Work in Penarth. <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:39:43 EST XMAS CHALLENGE Here is a new challenge. Who will join this and lose 7lbs for xmas, that is half a stone and only a little over one pound a week. Weigh in tomorrow, sunday 14th and then evey friday until xmas eve <em>192</em> <em>249</em> Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:18:01 EST restarting? Well I took a week off from the diet/healthy life style, well that was the plan anyway, 1 week turned into 2 weeks, the few days before holiday where I couldn't be bothered to exercise, the all inclusive holiday where I ate non stop and the few days afterwards where I still didn't exercise and also sampled a few take-aways because it was my last supper(s) (or so I told myself) before I went back to the diet! <BR> <BR> So today is the day I start back from scratch, I shall get reacquainted wi... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 08:58:30 EST got a message to say log in - thanks! Hi, <BR> Haven't been around for a while - my goal was to lose 1 st this year - I know not much but thought it would stay off easier and I find exercise tricky as I have rheumatoid arthritis. <BR> <BR> No excuses, weight back to start of this year, however still plan to lose that stone, and I'm sure I have enough time, so I've been back to the tracker today - and been brutally honest! <BR> <BR> Good to see you all, hope I'll be able to offer encouragement if not advice just yet!! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 08:27:39 EST New on here Hi, finally found my way onto Sparks. Looking for support and want to support others on here. Glad I found the Wales group. Sun, 1 Aug 2010 06:25:47 EST Hi! Hi guys. I am SO glad we have a Welsh team again!!! <BR> <BR> I'm Becky, fromt cardiff. I'm 25 years old and currently living at home, which makes it difficult to have much control over meals etc. At the moment I work in a playgroup and volunteer in a local school in an effort to get some experience so I can do teacher training in 2011. <BR> <BR> I joined SP in 2007/2008 and lost about a stone and a half. Since then I stablised, then my medications changed and i gained 2stone in less than ... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 07:01:54 EST where do you walk your dogs? For those of you who have dogs, where are your favourite place to walk them in Wales? <BR> <BR> mine currently are: <BR> <BR> LLangennech footpath (on the St.Illtyd route) - Millie loves the water and we can walk along the river. <BR> <BR> Pembrey Country park - loads of space for the running around and a dog beach! :) <BR> <BR> and Swiss Valley reservoir - love it there and it's a beautiful walk! :) <BR> Sat, 24 Jul 2010 08:34:51 EST I could use help I could use some help, please. I’m looking for information, or resources for information, on the Celtic nations. <BR> Our area (Dallas, TX) has a large Irish Festival (this was the 28th year and we had around 74000 people through the gates in 3 days), and we have a decently large Scottish festival. The group that puts on the Irish Festival is starting a new Celtic heritage festival this year. We’re trying hard to not compete with the Scottish Festival or the Irish Festival, but instead t... Fri, 7 May 2010 16:09:51 EST Hi I'm new Although I live in sw France, I was born and raised in Mumbles and still love to go back for a visit <BR> I have one son, a French partner and 2 Maine Coon cats <BR> VERY difficult to lose weight here, now trying Wiifit <BR> Anyone else from Swansea <em>224</em> Tue, 20 Apr 2010 02:16:40 EST hello just introducing myself, been in wales 5 years now absolutly love it. Looking for friends so we can keep each other motivated. goodluck everyone Thu, 10 Dec 2009 15:42:40 EST ello all... Hi all , <BR> <BR> Im emma, i live in llanelli south wales with my hubbie and 2kids... <BR> <BR> Ive been trying to lose weight for forever...but something changed in may, id decided id had enough...since then ive managed to lose 29ibs thro the weight watchers diet (was 31ibs but ive put 2ibs thro illness lately) start weight was 20stone 7ibs and im now 18stone 6.5ibs... <BR> <BR> I know losing weight is hard for every one but i have the double joy of having pcos...which makes my body... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 12:43:20 EST A STONE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ????????????? Well Christmas is coming !! <BR> <BR> As most of my Sparky friends will be celebrating in the USA, here is a link/paste, to a nice page that will explain what most of the USA gets up to over Christmas, you call it Thanksgiving dont you? <BR> <BR><BR>htm <BR> <BR> <BR> And the other point is there are 94 days to go.............which is 13 and a bit weeks, now I dont know about you, but I always get clothes that are too small for me !! always. <BR> ... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:33:23 EST Hi, I,m new Hi just stumbled on the welsh sparks page and thought i would say hello. I joined sparkpeople 2 days ago and am now stumbling around the site. I'm from Cardiff moved away for 10 years and am now back in Cardiff where I intend to stay. I need to lose about 3 stone in weight and am hoping that this site is the one that will finally help to me succeed. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:36:35 EST Intoduce yourself here --Sorry, I posted this incorrectly but can't delete it; sorry about that! <BR> Bore da, <BR> I'm not from Wales, in fact, I've never been there; but I'm learning Welsh in college and love the history, culture and language! I would also love to find a place to practice and learn Welsh. Sun, 2 Aug 2009 22:53:44 EST Hi folks I am Chris (not Welsh) but my wife is Having family in Wales allowed me to spend time in Mumbles and I ran the Swansea Bay 10k in 2007. <BR> <BR> Oxwich Bay is a short drive away and a great place to visit and just soak up the atmosphere. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 04:21:26 EST spark team Hello!!! <BR> <BR> I have created a new spark team. For members to exchange meal ideas. If you would like to join? <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp?gid=35145 <BR> <BR> Thank you xxxx Wed, 22 Jul 2009 16:32:36 EST A quick funny joke.......... <BR> <BR> Mick, from Dublin, appeared on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and towards <BR> the end of the program had already won 500,000 pounds. <BR> You've done very well so far,' said, Chris Tarrant, the show's presenter, <BR> 'but for a million pounds you've only got one lifeline left - phone a friend. <BR> Everything is riding on this question......will you go for it?' <BR> 'Sure,' said Mick. 'I'll have a go!' 'Which of the following birds does NOT <BR> build its own nest?' <BR> A: Sp... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 05:49:04 EST im bkkkk x i have been off the boards for a while. Keep gaining weight. Im finding it so hard. but ill get there hopefully. Last night i found pictures of me from when i was 18 and im 23 now so it wasnt that long ago, and i was really slim in my opinion. I was so upset, cant believe i have let myself go so much, it just seems a long way from here. Im gonna start today, eat healthy. Going good so far. <BR> <BR> Any tips would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> How is everyone?? Thu, 2 Jul 2009 11:37:03 EST Any horse lovers out there...... Hi, are any of you horse lovers? <BR> I have ttwo adorable mini shetland horses, they give my family and myself great pleasure....I just found a team for mini's called MINI'S RULE, they only have 4 members,but its nice to talk to people who have the love of horses..... <BR> Let me know if you have horses.... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 19:01:21 EST What 5k runs are there in south wales? i have registered for the race for life on 31st may at Bute park cardiff, but was just wondering if any of you are doing any other races this year, and where are they.... <BR> Lots of support <BR> KAREN <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 18:44:44 EST WHAT PART OF WALES ARE YOU FROM.... Hi, what part of wales are you from.... <BR> I live in merthyr Tydfil, Mid - Glamorgan <BR> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 20:21:15 EST Tips Here you can post any tips, food, fitness, moneysaving, holiday, gardening etc, etc, etc, In other words any tip on any subject, If anyone knows an easy way to clean the oven share please!!!!1 <em>195</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:24:20 EST Recipes Here you can share your recipes, please can you also add cals and any other nutrients like carbs, fat, suger etc if you know, soooo lets get cooking <em>140</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:20:05 EST Liking the Welsh Team Hi all i've actually been on here quite a while but find it quite difficult to find my way araound, I started at 12 stone and am down to 11 1 was hoping to make the 2 lb this week to say i was under the next stone mark, it feel so good does'nt it. <BR> I am actually a Lancashire lass by birth but have spent most of my adult life in and around Wrexham. <BR> Good luck to everyone and have a great weekend. <BR> Dixx <em>213</em> Sat, 7 Feb 2009 08:46:01 EST weigh in Log in and tell us about your losses so we can cheer you on or your gains and we will encourage you. Don,t forget that losing inchs is great <em>192</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:20:39 EST