SparkPeople Shenandoah Valley Sparkers! Team Messageboard For all you Sparkers living in the Shenandoah Valley area. SparkPeople Shenandoah Valley Sparkers! Team Messageboard qod 1-29-13 svs Do you get as many spark points as you can each day. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:44:44 EST qod 1-18-13 svs Do you make meal plans for a certain amount of time. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:43:04 EST qod 1-27-13 svs Do you use hand weights? Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:22:50 EST qod 1-26-13 svs Do you "make-up" every day before going out. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 06:32:08 EST qod 1-25-13 svs Ask yourself a question and then answer it....... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:44:17 EST qod 1-24-13 svs Are you REALLY do all you can do each day to reach goal... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:38:46 EST qod 1-23-13 svs What is your least favorite food. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 06:54:09 EST qod 1-22-13 svs What is the temp at your house today Tue, 22 Jan 2013 07:54:52 EST qod 1-21-13 svs Do you follow pro football on tv. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:59:08 EST qod 1-10-13 svs Do you like to take a bubble bath to relax Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:37:00 EST qod 1-18-13 svs do you live where that snow storm was supposed to drop a big amount yesterday. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:03:50 EST qod 1-17-13 Do you go to the movie theater very often? Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:58:10 EST qod 1-16-13 svs Do you get mani/pedi's Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:38:48 EST qod 1-15-13 The month is 1/2 over. Are you staying on track? Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:03:31 EST qod 1-14-13 svs Do you wear shoes in the house. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:01:31 EST qod 1-13-13 svs Do you have a treadmill Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:11:15 EST qod 1-12-13 What do you think about whether kids should still be taught cursive in the schools. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:29:19 EST qod 1-10-13 Do you workout at a gym or at home. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:32:29 EST qod 1-9-13 svs Do you ever do breakfast for dinner. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 08:29:10 EST qod 1-8-13 svs We are one week into a new month and the New Year...Are you staying on track so far? Tue, 8 Jan 2013 07:16:56 EST qod 1-7-13 svs Do you make veggie drinks Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:21:50 EST qod 1-6-13 svs What is your favorite drink not counting water? Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:19:55 EST qod 1-5-13 What are you doing today to stay on track. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:06:57 EST qod 1-2-13 svs Yesterday was the 1st day of the new year. Did you keep on track? Wed, 2 Jan 2013 06:42:53 EST qod 1-1-13 svs Okay, this is the first day of 2013......are you ready to take charge of your goals for the new year. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:40:45 EST qod 12-31-12 svs Well, it is the last day of 2012......Are you ready to get started for 2013.....I plan on tracking better again. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 07:31:48 EST qod 12-30-12 svs Do you have party plans for New Year's Eve. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 08:29:39 EST qod 12-29-12 svs Did you have a healthy breakfast today. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 07:43:09 EST qod 12-28-12 svs What is your favorite holiday and why Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:09:54 EST qod 12-27-12 svs What is your most important wish for 2013 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:53:52 EST qod 12-26-12 svs I can't believe I have not done any ?'s for so many days. It is snowing here this morning. Do you like to play in the snow. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 05:14:46 EST qod 12-22-12 svs Do you hang stockings on the mantel Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:48:22 EST Christmas drink What is your favorite drink that is usually served most at Christmas time. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 07:03:55 EST qod 12-20-12 svs Do you have an e-reader Thu, 20 Dec 2012 06:52:42 EST qod 12-19-12 svs What is your favorite time of Christmas? Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:15:55 EST qod 12-18-12 svs Do you give food to a food bank? Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:14:04 EST qod 12-17-12 svs What do you think of the gun "buy-back" in California yesterday Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:25:38 EST qod 12-6-12 svs Have you done any holiday baking yet. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 06:47:07 EST qod 12-15-12 svs Let's say a prayer today for the people dealing with the horrific murders that happened yesterday at Sandy Hook Elementary. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 06:19:43 EST qod 12-14-12 svs Did you see any of the meteor showers last night Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:08:13 EST qod 12-13-12 svs Do you ever make crafts for yourself or for gift giving at Christmas Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:47:02 EST 12-12-12 When was the last time you went sledding (if ever) Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:04:21 EST qod 12-11-12 svs Will you be travelling for Christmas? Tue, 11 Dec 2012 04:32:08 EST qod 12-10-12 cvs What is your favorite Christmas cookie. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:00:21 EST QOD 12-9-12 svs Do you cook on a regular basis. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 06:41:34 EST qod 12-8-12svs Do you have a "traditional" dinner you always prepare for Christmas Sat, 8 Dec 2012 06:48:38 EST qod 12-7-12 svs Do you mail/send Christmas cards? Fri, 7 Dec 2012 07:37:22 EST qod 12/6/12 svs I have been away for a week and most of the time I couldn't get online for more than a few minutes....I am back and will try to keep up with the questions <BR> <BR> If you decorate for Christmas, have you finished that project. <BR> Thu, 6 Dec 2012 15:32:37 EST qod 11-30-12 Well, it is the end of the month, how did you do for November. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:40:31 EST qod 11-29-12 svs If you Christmas shop, have you started yet? Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:40:39 EST qod 11-28-12 svs Do you eat fish weekly.... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 05:41:15 EST qod 11-17-12 svs Do you exercise everyday or take a day off. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 07:20:26 EST qod 11-16-12 Are you getting back on the wagon after the weekend or did you pretty much stay on track. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 05:23:37 EST qod 11-25-12 svs Did you travel this Thanksgiving? Sun, 25 Nov 2012 05:01:48 EST qod 11-24-12 svs Did you do any Black Friday shopping Sat, 24 Nov 2012 07:18:09 EST qod 11-23-12 svs Did you on track for Thanksgiving..... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:23:37 EST QOD 11-22-12 SVS Are you cooking today??? Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:19:10 EST qod 11-21-12 svs Do you watch the Macy's parade. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 05:51:18 EST qod 11-10-12 What is your most favorite food of Thanksgiving dinner. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:38:18 EST QOD 11-18-12 svs Do you listen to Spark Radio. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:26:19 EST qod 11-17-12 svs Rhonda, did you get moved......... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:31:02 EST QOD 11-15-12 svs Do you like your "hair". Most people that have curly hair want it straight and most that have straight want it curly.....My hair is straight but I like curly so I get a perm. My hair is short and I just wash it and fluff it up with some mousse'. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:09:23 EST qod 11-14-12 svs Do you cook for Thanksgiving or go somewhere. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:31:48 EST qod 11-13-12 svs Do you like to fish or do you ever go fishing. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 04:35:53 EST qod 11-12-12svs Today if the official Veteran's Day holiday......did you have to work.....government is closed. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:33:28 EST qod 11-11-12 svs Today is Veteran's Day........Please say a prayer for all of our military serving our country so that we may be FREE......Do you fly a flag at your home on a regular basis. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:38:12 EST qod 11-9-12 svs Beautiful weekend coming up....what are your plans. Fri, 9 Nov 2012 06:09:10 EST qod 11-8-12 svs Do you like to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Thu, 8 Nov 2012 05:06:17 EST QOD 11-7-12 svs Did you stay up to her the election results? Wed, 7 Nov 2012 05:07:17 EST QOD 11-6-12 svs Do you watch the election results on tv Tue, 6 Nov 2012 05:12:52 EST qod 11-5-12 svs Tomorrow is election day......Have you already voted or are you voting tomorrow. Not asking any opinions on candidates......just if you have voted yet. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 06:38:54 EST QOD 11-4-12 svs Did you remember to set your clocks back....... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 06:50:04 EST qod 11-3-12 svs Do you like to go to craft events? Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:39:24 EST QOD 11-2-12 svs Do you eat your freggie amounts each day? Fri, 2 Nov 2012 06:33:26 EST qod 11-1-12 Are you ready to start this new month with goals planned and to help you stay on track. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 07:31:13 EST QOD 10-31-12 svs Do you take your kids trick or treating? Wed, 31 Oct 2012 05:52:17 EST qod 10-30-12 svs What is the weather at your home today? Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:54:17 EST qod 10-29-12 svs Are you staying in today because of Sandy? Are you following it on tv Mon, 29 Oct 2012 05:48:10 EST qod 10-28-12 svs Do you plan meals ahead of the day. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:18:18 EST qod 10-17-12 svs Are you in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 04:48:48 EST qod 10-16-12 svs What is your least favorite house chore? Fri, 26 Oct 2012 05:56:44 EST QOD 10-25-12 svs What is your favorite green veggie Fri, 26 Oct 2012 05:55:44 EST qod 10-14-12 svs What is your least favorite food? Wed, 24 Oct 2012 07:05:58 EST qod 10-23-12 svs Have you decorated for Halloween? Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:30:40 EST qod 10-22-12 svs What was the last dessert you made? Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:57:04 EST 10-21-12 svs Have you had a pumpkin drink this season? Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:56:09 EST qod 10-20-12svs Do you make most of your meals from scratch Sat, 20 Oct 2012 05:07:50 EST qod 10-19-12svs What's for lunch today... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:49:46 EST qod 10-18-12 What is your favorite exercise? Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:59:34 EST qod 10-17-12 svs Do you "Batch" cook? Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:08:34 EST qod 10-16-12 svs Do you have a lot of trick or treaters? Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:07:17 EST qod 10-15-12 svs do you iron on a regular basis? Mon, 15 Oct 2012 06:44:50 EST qd 10-14-12 Do you dress in costume for Halloween Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:35:28 EST qod 10-13-12 svs Any plans for the weekend? Sat, 13 Oct 2012 07:04:10 EST qod 10-12-12 svs How often do you eat dinner out? Fri, 12 Oct 2012 06:56:56 EST qod 10-11-12 svs How many children to you have.....i have 1 daughter and 2 stepsons, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grand with another on the way in April Thu, 11 Oct 2012 06:55:25 EST qod 10-10-12 svs Are you happy today. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:31:20 EST qod 10-9-12svs What is your favorite holiday Tue, 9 Oct 2012 05:22:02 EST qod 10-8-12 svs Do you burn scented candles? Mon, 8 Oct 2012 06:59:24 EST qod 10-7-12 svs Do you eat on a regular schedule Sun, 7 Oct 2012 07:15:02 EST qod 10-6-12 Do you ever go pick apples? Sat, 6 Oct 2012 07:05:18 EST qod 10-4-12 svs Do you dress up for Halloween Thu, 4 Oct 2012 10:00:11 EST qod 10-3-12 svs What is your favorite fruit Wed, 3 Oct 2012 08:21:00 EST qod 10-2-12 Do you usually have music or tv on while you are at home. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:58:04 EST qod 10-1-12 svs New month did you do last month about staying on track? (at least for the most part) Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:31:22 EST qod 9-30-12 Did you notice the full moon........ Sun, 30 Sep 2012 06:58:45 EST qod 9-29-12svs Have you ever made soup from a butternut squash or pumpkin? Sat, 29 Sep 2012 05:15:50 EST qod 9-28-12 svs Do you decorate for Halloween Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:11:22 EST qod 9-27-12 svs Do you like Dancing with Stars? Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:00:49 EST qod 9-26-12 svs Do you like celebrating your birthday.... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:22:20 EST qod 9-25-12 svs How long have you been on SP.... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:30:58 EST qod 9-24-12 svs Do you keep track of your steps each day. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 06:41:42 EST qod 9-22-12 svs What is your favorite song? Sun, 23 Sep 2012 05:59:41 EST qod 9-22-12 svs Weekend is here, what are your plans.....walking this morning, collecting black walnuts to have for a cake.....going to craft show. Not sure what else Sat, 22 Sep 2012 08:28:57 EST qod 9-21-12 svs Are you a member of a gym Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:06:07 EST qod 9-20-12 svs Do you have pain from arthritis? Thu, 20 Sep 2012 07:43:55 EST qod 9-19-12 svs Do you take vitamin supplements Wed, 19 Sep 2012 06:42:35 EST qod 9-18-12 svs If you walk for exercise, do you walk in the rain if it isn't storming? Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:39:18 EST qod 9-17-12 svs No question today: Message: RIP Teresa (unstoppable). You were a bright/shining light here on RIP. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:36:38 EST qod 9-16-12 svs I earlier did this question, but had a typo on the date that showed the date as 9-6, so I am doing it again. <BR> <BR> If you work out of the home, how do you commute? Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:15:04 EST qod 9-6-12 svs If you work out of the home, how do you commute? Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:12:05 EST qod 9-15-12 svs Which do you like better.....sunrise or sunsets Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:47:57 EST qod 9-14-12 svs Do you drink milk? Fri, 14 Sep 2012 06:35:24 EST qod 9-13-12 svs Are you a leader on any teams. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:51:27 EST qod 9-12-12 svs Do you ride a bike Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:52:47 EST qod 9-11-12 svs Do you like most green veggies: kale, collalrds, spinach, etc. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:26:33 EST qod 9-10-svs When did you last eat a piece of chocolate? Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:43:25 EST qod 9-9-12 sva Do you like wild game......deer,etc. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 11:42:56 EST qod 9-8-12 svs Do you like to listen to the patter of rain and sit and watch the rain. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 22:37:21 EST qod 9-7-12 svs What is your favorite veggie? Fri, 7 Sep 2012 07:23:31 EST qod 9-6-12 svs Do you "Spread the Spark" Thu, 6 Sep 2012 06:17:44 EST qod 9-5-12svs What is your favorite juice Wed, 5 Sep 2012 07:54:53 EST qod 9/4/12 svs Do you buy organic foods. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 06:15:48 EST qod 9-3-12 svs Is your weather good for a Labor Day celebration today. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 09:26:30 EST qod 9-2-12 svs Are you grilling today? Sun, 2 Sep 2012 07:29:21 EST qod 9-1-12 svs What is your favorite cereal? Sat, 1 Sep 2012 07:39:58 EST qod 8-31-12 svs Do you count either calories or WW points? Or how do you keep track of what you eat. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 07:36:35 EST qod 8-30-12 svs Are you honestly doing all you can do on the journey? Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:26:44 EST qod 8-29-12 svs Have you stayed on track for the month of August? Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:24:18 EST qod 8-28-12 svs Sorry that I didn't post a ? for a couple of days. <BR> <BR> What is you favorite season of the year and why Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:22:27 EST qod 8-27-12svs What do you consider your most important meal of the day. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:06:25 EST qod 8-24-12 Do you ever soak in a tub of bubbles to just relax....... <BR> <BR> I may not have internet for the weekend so I may not be posting a question. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:26:37 EST qod 8-23-12svs Have you ever had any broken bones? Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:58:20 EST qod 8-22-12 Do you do most of your exercise at home or at a gym? Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:48:46 EST qod 8-16-12svs Do you LIKE to exercise or do it because it is what to do? Fri, 17 Aug 2012 07:52:07 EST qod 8-14-12 Is your sleeping schedule pretty regular? <em>102</em> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 04:56:56 EST qod 8-3-12svs Do you drink coffee? Mon, 13 Aug 2012 05:18:59 EST qod 8-12-12 svs Do you ever use a pressure cooker? Sun, 12 Aug 2012 05:24:58 EST qod 8-11-12svs Do you grill often. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 08:21:12 EST qod 8-10-12 svs WTG Rhonda......You did it. No question today....... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 06:08:00 EST qod 8-9-12svs What is your favorite outside flower? Thu, 9 Aug 2012 07:09:35 EST qod 8-8-12 svs Do you like to make new recipes. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 07:08:42 EST qod 8-7-12 What is your favorite relaxing time. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 06:56:58 EST qod 8/6/12svs Do you lift weights Mon, 6 Aug 2012 07:06:44 EST qod 8/5/12 svs When was the last time you ate a meal at a fast food? Sun, 5 Aug 2012 06:04:34 EST 8-4-12svs What are you doing for you today? Sat, 4 Aug 2012 08:59:01 EST qod 8/3/12svs Do you currently have children living at home? Fri, 3 Aug 2012 06:38:02 EST qod 8-2-12 What's for breakfast today. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 05:38:15 EST qod 8-1-12svs First day of the month......If you have gotten off track, it is a good time to get a FRESH start. Are you ready for August with a goal set for the month? Wed, 1 Aug 2012 07:03:58 EST qod 7-31-12 It's the end of the month, how did you do? Wed, 1 Aug 2012 07:02:57 EST qod 7-30-12 How much water do you drink a day? Tue, 31 Jul 2012 06:22:07 EST qod 7-29-12 Do you have a treadmill? Sun, 29 Jul 2012 05:31:37 EST qod 7-28-12svs Do you seem to be what your horoscope sign is? Sat, 28 Jul 2012 05:51:45 EST qod-7-27-12svs What color car do you have Fri, 27 Jul 2012 05:39:29 EST qod 7-26-12svs My mom passed away this morning so I will not be doing any questions this week. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:23:26 EST qod 7-25-12svs Do you make sure you take "me" time for you each day? Wed, 25 Jul 2012 06:59:11 EST qod 7-24-12 svs question......just a <em>250</em> <em>242</em> to Rhonda for her 21 miles yesterday. <em>345</em> job <em>223</em> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:46:32 EST Weekly Challenge #5 Read a Spark People article you haven't read before. Give us a brief overview of the article! <em>306</em> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:24:35 EST County Fairs? So are you planning on going to any fairs this year? Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:28:20 EST qod 7-23-12svs Who does most of the cooking in your house. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:05:18 EST qod-7-22-12 svs When you "huddle", do you write your own or do you use what is supplied? Sun, 22 Jul 2012 06:56:15 EST qod 7-21-12svs Do you get as many Spark Points as possible each day. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 09:42:46 EST qod 7-20-12svs Have you ever ice skated? Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:24:13 EST qod 7-19-12svs How often do you grocery shop. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 05:39:45 EST qod 7-18-12svs Do you color your hair? Wed, 18 Jul 2012 06:20:05 EST qod 7-17-12svs Are you in pretty good health? Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:58:18 EST qod 7-16-12svs How often do you weigh? Mon, 16 Jul 2012 06:51:11 EST Weekly Challenge #4 Two part challenge: <BR> <BR> 1) Give someone in your life positive encouragement for healthy changes you've seen them make recently. <BR> <BR> 2) Post a quote that inspires you and tell us why. It can be anything--doesn't have to be physical health related. <BR> <BR> Happy Mid-July!!! Sun, 15 Jul 2012 13:32:21 EST qod 7-15-12svs July is half gone, how are you doing on your food tracking? Sun, 15 Jul 2012 06:18:44 EST qod 7-14-12 svs Do you do your own nails? Sat, 14 Jul 2012 06:09:59 EST qod 7-13-12svs Do you have short or long hair and is it easy to fix each day? Thu, 12 Jul 2012 06:31:22 EST qod 7-12-12 svs Did you get the free slurpee yesterday that 7-11 was offering between the hours of 7-11? Thu, 12 Jul 2012 06:30:04 EST qod 7-11-12 svs Do you like to cook and bake... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 05:43:28 EST qod 7-10-12 svs Do you go swimming on any kind of regular basis? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 05:12:35 EST qod 7-9-12 svs Did you Valley Sparkers get any of those severe storms last night? Mon, 9 Jul 2012 06:13:45 EST Weekly Challenge #3 Drink 8 cups of water per day! <BR> <BR> If this is not a challenge for you, I'd love you to come up with a self-challenge and let us know how you do! <BR> <BR> I definitely think water gets boring after a while, so I'll be trying to meet this challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Sun, 8 Jul 2012 10:59:01 EST qod 7-8-12 What is your favorite nut to snack on if you do Sun, 8 Jul 2012 06:49:00 EST qod 7-7-12 svs Do you exercise everyday. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 05:19:33 EST Hershey's Sweet Dreams Festival 7-28-12 Hey Shenandoah Sparkers, Please check out the link below to see if you would like to join in on the festivities for this event. Hubby and I went last year and had a good time. It is in Stuart's Draft, VA. Maybe those of us Sparkers that attend, could meet-up. My daughter is coming from No. VA to go with us this year. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are going to attend and would like to meet with each other for maybe a Shenandoah Valley Sparkers picture that we could post here on our website.... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 04:10:50 EST qod 7-6-12 svs Do you ever use a hula hoop? Fri, 6 Jul 2012 04:00:35 EST qod 7-5-12 svs What level are you on SP Thu, 5 Jul 2012 06:12:50 EST qod 7-4-12 What's for breakfast today? Wed, 4 Jul 2012 06:13:00 EST qod 7-3-12 svs What are your plans for the 4th? Tue, 3 Jul 2012 05:32:42 EST qod 7-2-12 svs Did you have any damage like fallen trees, anything broken, from the storm. Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:39:24 EST qod 7-1-12 svs We had no internet/phones since Saturday and just got it back around 4:30 this afternoon. Did you have any power failure or damage from the storm Friday night? Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:37:28 EST qod 6-30-12 Did you have any of those horrible storms last evening. We had 70 mph winds that blew most of our veggie garden down. We staked it back up and are hoping for the best. Several stems were broken. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:38:21 EST qod 6-29-12 svs Do you grow any veggies or herbs Fri, 29 Jun 2012 06:54:11 EST What team goals would you like to see? We definitely need new, more relevant goals for our group. Sound off and let us know what goals you would find helpful and motivational. <BR> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:20:05 EST qod 6-28-12 svs Have you ever recruited anyone to SP Thu, 28 Jun 2012 06:00:40 EST qod 6-27-12 svs Do you make smoothies? Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:08:28 EST Kline's Dairy Bar, Harrisonburg Can someone tell me where I can find any nutritional info for Kline's in Harrisonburg? I know it's bad, really bad. But for purposes of starting over, I want to know what kind of damage I've done. My fave is small Oreo milkshake...thanks, Kay Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:21:20 EST qod 6-26-12 svs How many days a week do you exercise? Mon, 25 Jun 2012 05:12:32 EST qod 6-25-12 Do you use a pedometer? If yes, how many steps do you average per day. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 05:10:00 EST Weekly Challenge #2 Hey All, <BR> <BR> Thanks for your participation last week! I loved to see it AND I love to see the active responses on the QOD's. <BR> <BR> This week's challenge (2 parts + bonus): <BR> <BR> 1) Write down your planned menu for the week ("week can start whatever day you do your grocery shopping). You do not have to post it here BUT I do hope you document it in some way for yourself. <BR> <BR> 2) By the end of the week (or by Saturday), report how it went. Were you able to follow it? ... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 10:05:25 EST qod 6-24-12 svs Are you a native of the Valley or how long have you lived here Sun, 24 Jun 2012 05:02:43 EST qod-6-23-12 svs What are your plans for the weekend? Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:29:39 EST qod 6-22-12 svs Do you work outside of the house at a job. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:52:11 EST QOD 6-21-12 svs Do you plans your dinners on a regular basis? Thu, 21 Jun 2012 06:38:04 EST qod 6-20-12 svs Do you have a good support system for your weight loss journey Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:57:51 EST QOD 6-19-12 SVS What is your favorite summertime flower, if you have one? Tue, 19 Jun 2012 06:27:44 EST qod 6-18-12 Do you track your food each day.... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:48:37 EST QOD 6-17-12 Are getting near your goal Sun, 17 Jun 2012 05:58:42 EST qod 6-16-12 SVP What is your favorite healthy breakfast? Sat, 16 Jun 2012 05:29:45 EST qod 6-15-12 SVP Are you a night time person or early morning? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:56:05 EST QOD 6-14-12 Are you on track so far this month? Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:51:32 EST Today is National Get Outside Day! Our beautiful Virginia state parks are waving few today. Would love to hear how everyone celebrated and enjoyed the Shenandoah Valley today! Sat, 9 Jun 2012 20:18:21 EST Today is National Get Outside Day! Our beautiful Virginia state parks are waving fees today. Would love to hear how everyone celebrated and enjoyed the Shenandoah Valley today! Sat, 9 Jun 2012 01:32:23 EST Eeeeeeek! The Virginia Mud Run is only days away! 3 months ago, it seemed like I had such a long time to prepare for the Mud Warrior Run. Now it's just a couple of weeks away!! In some ways I feel like the kid who needs to cram for an exam, but on the other hand, that would be irresponsible and I am just going to have fun with it. <BR> <BR> If you aren't doing anything that day, you should head up (or down) to Ruckersville to watch the event. Crazy times for sure!! Sat, 31 Mar 2012 08:24:01 EST March Madness 5K March 24th This run is at Gypsy Hill Park a couple Saturdays from now. Come on down to the Southern Valley and have a run through a great park. For more details, you can check out the Blue Ridge Road Runners Website. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:52:47 EST I can't get over how nice the weather has been! The weather has been so great this past week. Has anyone done anything fun it? Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:00:51 EST congrats to Rhondalyn! MCM runner in training! Any other Shenandoah Valley sparkers running the marine corps marathon this year? GOOD LUCK training!! Fri, 9 Mar 2012 06:58:18 EST Brrrrrrr! Winter has arrived in the Shen Valley!! What are you guys doing to beat the cold? <em>425</em> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:01:28 EST Virginia Mud Warrior Run - April 16th <BR> I registered with my husband and some friends yesterday! There is a Groupon for $54 for 2 that expires tomorrow. Looks like CRAZY fun and an amazing challenge! Come join us!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:40:13 EST Introduction Hi! I lived in Front Royal for about 3 years and have been "active" on Spark about a week. I'm taking classes at Lord Fairfax with the hopes of getting in a Nursing program. I am so happy I found this group. I really don't know a lot of people in the area other than neighbors. I have about 90lbs to lose. Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:00:30 EST Looking for a February 5 or 10K... Has anyone heard of any in the valley? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 20:57:22 EST Happy New Year! I just took the poll asking about how people did with their goals this year. I answered "horrible" (sigh), but was surprised to find out I was in such good company. I am really going to make this year MY year! Good luck to everyone! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 11:37:08 EST 5k Turkey Trot - There is going to be a 5K turkey trot on Thanksgiving Day in Waynesboro starting at the YMCA. Anyone up for it. Google it and get details. My daughter is coming and hopefully we will be participating in it. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 06:28:37 EST Fall "Fake it 'til You Make It" Challenge Hey Shenandoah Valley Sparkers! It has been way too quiet in here lately, and well, it is time to renew some team energy. I for one, need some renewed focus and some new goals, so I am going to challenge all of you to join me and "Fake it 'til you make it." This will be different for everyone, we all will have to set our own goals, but I want you all to challenge yourself above anything you ever thought you could accomplish. For some of you, it will be your first 5k, for others, it might be ... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 05:59:05 EST Sorry for abandoning!! I have been MIA for so long that I feel brand new to this site. I can deal with starting over but I have to apologize for not supporting the team. I'm glad to see people are still hanging around and doing a great job. Its time for me to get back to that as well. Welcome all our new members and a "let's get back at it" to all of our old members. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:23:34 EST FREE 5K!! Sweet Dreams July 23 Hey Valley Sparkers! Come join me for a 5K run / walk on the 23 rd! The race is part of the Sweet Dreams celebration in Stuarts Draft, Va. It is a moderate (couple of rolling hills) 5k but it is a gradual downhill to the finish. People of all fitness levels participate and it is laid back. Show up at 7 to register on morning of. The best part? FREE!! Sat, 16 Jul 2011 06:32:44 EST Love it here, hate the middle of nowhere! I realize that there are some of you are from more populated areas here than Rockbridge county, but living in the middle of nowhere is driving me nuts! I'm trying to get an issue with my back diagnosed/fixed, and I always seem to have to drive to Lynchburg to get to a doctor that can do anything that takes my insurance! There are some facilites in Lexington, but I have insurance from my Dad's work in Detroit area Michigan (where I'm originally from), so having insurance from outside of the ar... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:31:15 EST hi thought I would introduce myself I just wanted to introduce myself. I am 37 and am very happily married to a wonderful man and we have two beautiful daughters. One who is 16 and one who is 7. I also have two grown stepchildren with children of their own which makes me a young grandma as well. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to find some motivation to lose some lbs. I currently weigh 282 and am setting a goal to lose 40 pounds to start. I have tried sparks before and lost 15 to 20 lbs and have gained it all back and then some. I did ... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:06:10 EST 4 the Wounded 5K June 4 Drive just over the mountain to Charlottesville this Saturday to run or walk this 5k for a great cause! 100% of the proceeds are going to the Wounded Warrior Project. This will be my first official race since my injury. NOT expecting a PR, but if they can lose a limb for my freedom, I can tough out 3.2 miles. Come join me!! Wed, 1 Jun 2011 06:51:34 EST I'm case you missed me! Well, I've been on an SP hiatus since about February. I will be blogging soon about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Hope all of the Shen Valley Sparkers are doing well! Let's get some embers going and start a fire in here! Thu, 26 May 2011 22:18:45 EST A big "hey!!!" from Rockbridge County I'm new to SP and I'm just checking in with all y'all from the Shenandoah valley! I'm originally from Michigan, but I'm going to school here. I have struggled with my weight for a long time, but going back to college hasn't made it any easier! (put on about 25lbs in one school year! my choir dress now barely fits! lol) Look forward to getting to know you all. :) Thu, 26 May 2011 19:23:46 EST Kickboxing?? Anyone interested in a kickboxing class in Clarke County with me??? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I am failing at this and I know it is the fitness part and lately the food. So I am going to attempt kickboxing and hopefully that will start me into running. <BR> <BR> Let me know? Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:24:45 EST Carly's Corner I feel like we should cash in on the new year momentum around here. I'm not exactly sure how to do that, but I thought I'd try something. <BR> <BR> I made a spark streak goal to post at least once a day. So here is my topic: <BR> <BR> Everyday I will post one positive and one negative of my previous day in hopes that I won't repeat mistakes. Feel free to join in or beat me up for my mistakes. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, someone tried to relay a quote to me having to do with attitudes and ch... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:38:06 EST Get 2011 Started Right! I know we all are probably thinking "It's the New Year and I need to get back on track". Spark has a great program to help you do that. Join the 28-Day Bootcamp Team (don't let the name scare you) with me. It requires you to do a 10 min video each day and add five 10 min cardio days as well. <BR> <BR> Make January your first step to a healthier you. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp </link> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 09:59:06 EST Do as I say, not as I do! I want to say how proud I am of each of you for continuing this journey that we all have taken on. It is very difficult at times and quitting seems so much easier. However, you have not given up on yourself and have continued to push forward to reach your goals. I have to admit although I reached a few goals this year, I let myself slip back into old habits late in the year. However, Spark is where I continue to find myself. The community here is great and I want to try to get our team m... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:35:52 EST What is your biggest goal for 2011? Mine is to run my first marathon. What's yours? Mon, 27 Dec 2010 22:44:40 EST What did you do to enjoy the snow? I had a blast playing in the snow with my little guys. I can't believe how much more that I can enjoy and do since I have become more fit. I can't wait to get our skis down from the attic! Fri, 17 Dec 2010 02:44:39 EST What's the plan for staying focused in Dec? So the holidays are upon us and so are all the parties and the food and libations that go with it. What do you plan on doing to stay on task? My goal this month is to finally beat the weight loss plateau that I've been on for a a couple months. I figure if I can really focus on calorie intake in December of all months, then maybe I can get a jump start on 2011. I'm also marathon training so that should help. Would love to hear what the rest of you all are doing! Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:59:45 EST It's not technically in the Valley..Freedom Run 5K <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The Freedom Run 5K is on December 11th at Old Trail in Crozet, VA. It's just a quick drive from Waynesboro on I-64. I know it's not technically in the Valley, but it's close enough. If anyone wants to come down to the Southern Valley and run this one, let me know and maybe we can meet up. It's for a great cause and it's cheap! $15 if you don't want a t-shirt and $20 if you do. Can't beat that. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:07:01 EST Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!! How did the Turkey Trot run/walks go today for everyone? <BR> <BR> My 5K time was 34:49 which was a PR for me by over 2 minutes. My 19 year son won the race with a 17:01 time and my husband ran a 26:30 pushing 100# of kids in the jog stroller. What a great way to celebrate today! <BR> -Greta Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:59:49 EST Get out and find a Turkey Trot!!! Change up your plans for the Thanksgiving holiday and start the day off doing something healthy! I'm going to be running the Waynesboro YMCA Turkey Trot with my husband and sons. <link><BR>ynesboro-ymca-turkey-trot-2010/ </link> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:31:37 EST Who is doing the Blue Ridge Hospice Race? It is this Saturday the 16th?? <BR> <BR> Who is going to be there? Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:24:30 EST FRONT ROYAL NEWBIE Hey Everyone! I'm a newbie from Front Royal and like most everyone else, I'm here to get healthier by eating better & exercising more. So far, I've begun using Leslie Sansone's walking DVDs. I have barely attempted to watch what I eat & somehow I lost 1.5 lbs this past week. I only weigh myself on Sunday mornings. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great week <em>41</em> Sun, 26 Sep 2010 11:06:02 EST Winchester /Frederick County Walking/Running Trail I know there's the 3rd Battle of Winchester trail and the walking tour of Old Town. <BR> <BR> I read somewhere there was a path/trail over near the Cedar Creek Grade? I can't find it again for the lief of me. :-/ <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 24 Sep 2010 10:39:20 EST Are you new runners doubting your ability...... ......then you need some motivation. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Grabbed this from Greta's blog and thought it would be great for anyone who thinks they are too big to run, or not athletic enough to run. His story sounds similar in the fact that I never thought I would run and I started very slow and worked my way up to a half marathon. He does even better! It just goes to show you that quitting or saying "I can't" is a cop out. You CAN do it... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:18:36 EST Two of our own ...Virgi niaGreta and Griz!!! First I am so proud of the two of you, Griz and VirginaGreta ran their very first (I am sure it now won't be their last) 1.5 marathon. I am so proud of the both of you!!! <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> that the both of you from out little team have complete a goal at the same time and same race. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> You have no clue how proud of am of you two. You are both winners in my book. <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Both are very inspirational to me!!! Tue, 7 Sep 2010 07:51:41 EST Greetings from Winchester Hello everyone! <BR> Although I am not new to Sparkpeople, I am new to the Shenandoah Valley Sparkers Team. I was checking out the team pages a few days ago and saw this one and thought - hey - I think that includes Winchester. I am originally from Nebraska and by way of the Navy, I have recently retired here. It is beautiful here! Excited to be a part of this small strong team! Mon, 6 Sep 2010 16:15:00 EST Greetings from Staunton. I created an intro thread on the main forum before I really understood how SP is organized. So, if you happen to read the main page intros.....bear with the repeat! <BR> <BR> I weighed 240 when I graduated high school in 1991. <BR> I weighed 280 when I got married in 2001. <BR> - I tried various methods to lose weight over the years (office competitions, Atkins, other fad diets). <BR> I weighed 295 when I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea in 2005. <BR> - I renewed my commitment to losing ... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 12:58:55 EST Where is your favorite spot? We are so blessed to live in such a wonderful, scenic area. Now that the temps will hopefully be dropping a few degrees, hopefully we can all get out and really enjoy it. <BR> <BR> My Harper's Ferry post got me to thinking... I bet there are tons of hidden treasures that we have yet to tap into for some great outdoor exercise. <BR> <BR> I travel up and down the Valley constantly for work and am always looking for safe places to squeeze in a walk or run. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite spo... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:31:22 EST Harpers Ferry, WV - Don't miss it!! If you are from the Shenandoah Valley and haven't visited Harpers Ferry, you are missing out. I spent the day there with my two youngest children on Saturday. Not only is it like walking back in time, but the scenery is beautiful. <BR> <BR> It is a great location for casual walking or more instense activities like biking, running and hiking. There are also lots of water activities to do like rafting, tubing, etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:15:42 EST Check this out It is an article about a women who weight 271 and now her love of running. She is from Clarke County!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>embarks-on-400-mile-amazing-race/11286/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:26:03 EST Autumn Toast 5k Sept 24th Barren Ridge Vineyard in Fishersville, VA is hosting a Friday evening 5K followed by a wine tasting. Should be lots of fun!! I think Sept 24th is the date. You can register and get more info on Sat, 14 Aug 2010 22:14:21 EST Intro and a quick plug! Hi all! I'm a new SP member from the Shenadoah Valley (I live near Lexington). VA is my homestate, and I'm incredibly attached to it, and I was thrilled to find a group of other Valley residents. I'm loving how friendly and supportive everyone on SP has been so far! I also just thought I'd throw this in the mix: I'm going to be participating in my first ever (excitement!) 5K on Sept. 12th. It's the Constitution 5K Run/Walk at Montpelier, near Orange, VA. ( Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:35:31 EST Blue Ridge Road Runners "Dog Days" 5K August 7th It's really last minute, but I think I'm going to run this one since it's local. It takes place at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. I run there at least once a week. <BR> <BR> You can register on race day at the park. If you aren't already a member of Blue Ridge Roadrunners, it's a great local organization to support running in the Valley. Here is the link to their website. They are also on Facebook. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Happy Running! Mon, 2 Aug 2010 17:50:23 EST Checkin' in from Augusta County! - Fishersville How exciting that there is a Shen Valley Spark Team! Looking forward to getting to know my fellow Valley Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> Greta Fri, 30 Jul 2010 21:30:42 EST Blueridge Hospice Race in Oct I sure hope someone didn't post this, I should have looked first. It is a 5k walk/race in Winchester. We have three months tp prepare. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? I am sure I will end up walking the majority of it...Let me know. <link><BR>etail/1,7150,s6-239-283-284-0-0-0-0-19<BR>10668,00.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>dex.html </link> It is in Clarke County at Blandy Farm... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:16:09 EST Need More People!! I've setup the teams for the challenge and could use at least 1 more person to make the teams fair. Let me know if you'd like to join us!! <BR> <BR> If you haven't received an invitation to the challenge team and you want to participate, let me know and I'll get you on a team. Sat, 3 Jul 2010 14:27:39 EST Losing It With Jillian Michaels Show Did anyone watch this show last night on NBC? I don't watch her on Biggest Loser because I always thought that show was unrealistic-who can exercise as much as they do? However, this show last night was interesting-she really gets in your face!! And, the person featured on the show lost 32 pounds in 6 weeks-which seems like too much too fast. Any thoughts? Wed, 9 Jun 2010 15:14:36 EST Inspirational Team I am on a few teams and this one (even though not to active) is very inpirational too me. I have fallen off the wagon and gain back a few of what I lost but so many of you reached out to me. <BR> <BR> I have for years wanted to run, and I am so scared but there are a few of you that have encouraged me throught your blogs, post and throught email that I am BACK!!!! And I am determined to do it and this weekend I PROMISE you I will try it. <em>312</em> Fri, 28 May 2010 10:36:29 EST Did you watch the Biggest Loser Finale? What are your thoughts on the finale? Wed, 26 May 2010 09:06:34 EST Greetings My name is Lisa. TimelessCrone is a "handle" I adopted a couple of years ago to embrace hitting the Big 5-0. <BR> <BR> I am in Berryville, and just love the Valley - from one end to the other. <BR> <BR> I am here to lose weight and regain some of my more youthful fitness. Looking forward to some hikes along Skyline Drive without them being such a struggle. <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 May 2010 14:45:02 EST Did the Strasburg Mayfest 5K. May 15 was the Strasburg Mayfest and husband and I walked the 5k route. I'm happy to say we did the whole thing. There is a portion where the walkers can take a shortcut but we decided we'd be 'hard core' and do the whole thing and follow the runners. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling pretty good today. Better than I thought I would. Got a T-shirt! Sun, 16 May 2010 11:52:42 EST Kiwanis 5K in Front Royal If anyone is interested, myself and a few friends will be running in this 5K on Saturday. If you are a runner or walker, this would be a great event for you. I ran in it last year and there were both runners and walkers attending. If you would like to meet up, let me know and I'll be looking for you. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nis/ </link> Mon, 10 May 2010 08:43:01 EST Friendly Competition, Anyone?? So to generate some traffic to our team, I was thinking that we could do a little friendly competition amongst members. I'm thinking we will start small and do a month long challenge to meet a few goals. We could divide into teams and compete at different things. If you are interested, reply to this thread and I'll see what we can put together. Don't worry, it won't be anything hardcore just a little something to get us moving and keep up accountable for. Mon, 10 May 2010 08:32:45 EST One day at a time... So someone really got me thinking. <BR> <BR> I really have been wanting to run. Something I have never done but has always been in the back of my mind. I would love it. I am going to attempt this slowly and run with it. See what I can do. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you have something you have always wanted to do but thought you couldn't do it? Mon, 10 May 2010 07:38:38 EST What Would Make This Team Better?? Hopefully I'm doing okay with maintaining this team. However, it doesn't seem that we have a lot of interaction in the forums. We have great people but it seems the team could use some changes. <BR> <BR> Tell me what you think would make the team better or what you would like to see. More challenges, competitions, games, etc... Mon, 3 May 2010 22:47:13 EST Apple Blossom Festival What events have you gone to/are going to this year? We went to the disco party last night, Prayer Brunch this morning, and the parade tomorrow. The weather has been great. Enjoy The Bloom everyone! Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:03:49 EST Strasburg checking in.... I grew up in Clarke County but I just moved 'up the valley' to Strasburg in December and I really like it here. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to loose some post surgery weight. So far I've lost about 15 pounds on my own doing the hit and miss thing. I joined weight watchers and a gym and do some walking. I've got about ten more pounds to go and I hope to have it off by the first week of June. Its been a long hard struggle and I know shifting those last few pounds will be difficult. <BR> <BR> I'm r... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 22:12:19 EST Apple Blossom 10K, anyone? So I've signed up for the Apple Blossom 10K next weekend. Anyone else participating? Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:08:31 EST Hey from.... WV So i'm not from Winchester, but i'm actually in Augusta, Romney WV area, so it's close, and i thought this would be a GREAT way to contact ppl that are close and we could help each other... <BR> <BR> I tend to lose focus, so that's Where i need the most help... <BR> Good luck to EVERYONE..... and Keep Sparking!!! Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:35:04 EST Mushroom hunting Anyone here go and look for mushrooms? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ads/2007/08/morel-mushroom-hunting.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> The ones that look like these? I love to go mushroom hunting and the walks is great too. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:44:22 EST Really? Is this needed? KFC has a new sandwich called the Double Down. You won't believe it without seeing it. This is exactly why I don't miss fast food. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/ns/business-consumer_news </link> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 21:43:41 EST Hello from Shenandoah! My name is Kay and I've been here before, but not to this team. I live in Shenandoah, but work in Harrisonburg. I hope to move back to Harrisonburg again VERY SOON; the commute is too long. <BR> <BR> Read my blog and spark page for more info. <BR> <BR> Happy Easter!! <BR> Kay Sun, 4 Apr 2010 11:30:56 EST Easter Dining What are everyone's plans for the big day. Are you taking an "off" day and enjoying different foods? Or are you making modified recipes to enjoy the day and still eat right? Sun, 4 Apr 2010 10:29:06 EST What are you most proud of since joining Spark? Since becoming a member of SparkPeople, what have you been most proud of on your journey? Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:04:26 EST Read This Blog I tend to blog here and there on Spark but I am an avid reader of blogs. I feel like it gives me insight on everyone's successes and tips & tricks that have worked. So I'm creating this thread so we can all share & read great blogs that we have ran across. If you read an inspiring blog or a blog that gives good advice, post it here for everyone to read. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:15:03 EST hello from staunton i'm a newbie from staunton and i'm just feeling my way around sparks for now...any help or advice would be great! Fri, 5 Mar 2010 13:41:38 EST A Family Challenge: Let the Fun Begin! My husband bet me tonight that he can lose more weight than I can in one month. Of course, I took him up on the challenge. His parents, who are also trying to lose weight, wanted to join in so the four of us weighed in and officially begin tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Should be an interesting challenge! Thu, 4 Mar 2010 19:01:52 EST It's working! I'm doing surprisingly well with my daily water intake. I decided to make it so I have to drink 16 oz. before I have a cup of coffee each morning and then, before each meal, I have to drink another 16. So, not only am I getting my water in, but it's filling me up a little before the meal so I don't eat as much. <em>194</em> Thu, 4 Mar 2010 13:19:24 EST Apple Blossom Are you ready for Apple Blossom? <BR> <BR> My first husband was a cop in Winchester and the reason I moved to the area, and I heard how he hated it. So I never went. But now I have kids I would like to start going. Now we have always took them to the carnival but they are now 3 and 5 and I wonder if they would sit through the parade? <BR> <BR> What is your favorite thing for Apple Blossom? Thu, 4 Mar 2010 09:02:23 EST Alamo Drafthouse Has anyone been to the Alamo Drafthouse to catch a movie yet? It's right around the corner from my house and I've been numerous times. It's really nice to have a decent movie theatre in this area again. The mall theatre is disgusting and the one near Chilis and only so-so. <BR> <BR> Granted Alamo may not have the best food choices, you could get away with a grilled chicken sandwich and a beer (or two) during a "free pass night" with the S.O. Wed, 3 Mar 2010 11:03:40 EST March Challenge Since we didn't meet our water consumption goal and it is a great catalyst to weight loss, we are repeating this challenge. We've also added a "Consistency" goal to login to our team and contribute to the group. Very simple and it helps all of us get to know each other better. <BR> <BR> Spring is around the corner. Let's make March a successful month! Tue, 2 Mar 2010 08:43:01 EST I Seriously Need Help. Sigh. It is so difficult for me to admit to needing help because I'm so used to doing things on my own and succeeding so it's hard to grasp the fact that I am just not successful at weight loss anymore. It used to be easy to stay motivated. <BR> <BR> I love the fact that there's a local Spark group, yet, the moment I signed up, I disappeared and am just now coming back. <BR> <BR> Can anyone out there tell me the first thing they did, consistently, to loose weight? Does anyone who lives IN F... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:42:45 EST DELETED. I posted in the wrong forum DELETED. I accidentally posted in the wrong forum. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:38:18 EST Game: Word Association Post the first word that comes to mind that you associate with the previous post. Fri, 26 Feb 2010 10:34:30 EST Community Wellness Festival - Saturday Feb. 27th I've never attended but I have heard from others that this is a pretty nice setup. Lots of information and wellness activities going on from multiple vendors. If anyone is interested, here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nessfestival </link> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:21:03 EST Valentines Day? How was your Valentines Day? What did you do? How were your food choices? Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:36:20 EST Hey I'm a newbie from Winchester Dr's appt this morning and she told me about this site. Here goes a new adventure. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 17:30:13 EST Don't Forget to Log Your Shovel Minutes! 45 minutes shoveling + 30 minute walk to main road to see what it was like (nasty) Sun, 7 Feb 2010 10:55:49 EST SuperBowl Eating So if you plan on attending SuperBowl parties, you know there will be plenty of temptations awaiting you. Do you have alternatives that you plan to eat or will Sunday be a free day for you? <BR> <BR> I'm not quite sure yet. I honestly thing I'll be somewhere in between. I'll try to fill up on the veggie tray and may have a few "no so healthy" items. My goal is to not stuff myself and to stop when I'm full. Grazing is easy to do at these types of parties so I have to avoid that. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 13:32:40 EST Grammy Awards Anyone watch the Grammy awards? Did you like them? What performances did you enjoy? <BR> <BR> If you know me (or have seen my Sparkpage), you know I'm a big Pink fan. I think she surprised the crowd with her acrobatic performance of "Glitter In The Air". If you missed it, check it out at <link> </link> I attended her concert at the Patriot Center in 2009 and she performed the same routine. It was even more impressive live. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 13:27:13 EST Hi from Snowy Winchester! I am so glad to find this group of people...small enough to get to know etch other and local! <BR> <BR> I'm Lucinda and I live off of Senseny Road behind Senseny Road school. <BR> <BR> I've been "sparking" for several years now, but keep re-starting. I am a breast cancer survivor who had a double mastectomy, so I look like an up-side-down light bulb...REALLY hard to find clothes! <BR> <BR> I'm a Speech Pathologist in Hampshire County to the west. I am so thankful that my commute is into ... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 13:10:21 EST Walking Buddy Hello All! <BR> <BR> I am looking for a walking buddy, is anyone near/in Cross Junction? Lake Holiday specifically? Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:44:08 EST