SparkPeople Wal-Mart Associates Team Messageboard We unite together as one of the largest retail company families, supporting each other with our busy and fluctuating schedules. Our team welcomes current associates and their family members! SparkPeople Wal-Mart Associates Team Messageboard Walmart associates unite We as associates are so use to having to work alone. It's time to start working as a team. Those of us on this site have made the decision to lose weight for whatever reason. Yet we as a group have not been very active. Let's get together and come up with some fun challenges that we can use to lose weight. How about a hula hoop challenge. If you have an idea please respond to this email. It's not a gripe session it's a planning session. Let's get moving. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:42:09 EST Goals/ Challenges for 2015 I have 3 main goals for no particular order.. <BR> <BR> 1. Loose 47 lbs <BR> 2. Purchase a Treadmill <BR> 3. Finish my State Certification as Pharmacy Technician Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:33:48 EST hey there My name is Terri, I work in the pharmacy dept, been with Walmart for almost a yr in SC. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:30:45 EST Who's who Name Kansandra <BR> State I work in Arkansas <BR> Years of service 8+ <BR> Starting weight 284 <BR> Goal weight 155 <BR> Sun, 18 May 2014 12:05:21 EST New Dress Code Has anyone seen the Face book video with the new dress code? <BR> It will be a Vest with a Zipper and the spark on the back. <BR> I don't know if there are pockets but it did not look like it to me. <BR> Let me know if anyone knows more. <BR> Sandy Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:02:11 EST sph I consider this to be a dead team. No one ever says anything. Is there anyone out there with a fitbit? Walmart now sells them. <BR> <BR> My store is only concerned with the sph. What has happened to friendly cashiers and good customer service. Everyone is stressed out. My friends are quilting or transferring. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:06:20 EST general Today I have in my area I live 1 inch of ice and about 1/2 inch of snow on that and it is still snowing. I am thinking of calling in I have 2 big roads to deal with. <BR> <BR> I feel that if the schools are closed Wal-Mart should close instead of expecting us to risk our cars and our lives and then threaten us with points for calling in. <BR> <BR> Also do other store make you take extended meal period to get rid of over time or is it just my store? <BR> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 08:45:33 EST A heads up on Walmart World I just need to let you know about something I'm very excited about. The editor of Walmart World has interviewed me on my weight loss. I'm a cashier in store #1802 in Topeka, KS. They say my story is going to be published in the March issue. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:09:12 EST Biggest loser contest at work We are going to start the biggest loser contest at work. I am helping with it and also playing. Has anyone does this before and have a suggestions to make it fun?!?! Thanks Fri, 4 Jan 2013 20:22:16 EST Step Counters I was curious if any of you wear a pedometer at work? I recently got the Body Media Core and it shows how much walking I do in a day along with a whole lot of other info. I was curious how much you walk in your stores. On the days that I work I have approximately 6000 more steps than on my days off. I just thought this would be a neat thread to start. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:34:50 EST Store health At my store they celebrate so many days accident free with food. One time it may be chips, another with cake from the deli, sandwich trays, and on the really good ones they have the managers bbq burgers and hot dogs. I requested some healthier food from time to time, so their response was to bring in the fruit trays that were so old and disgusting that they should have been thrown away days before. Does your store have reward days like this, and if any of them serve healthy alternitives what ... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 01:36:40 EST Hello Everyone Name: Jennifer <BR> State you work in:Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada (#3040) <BR> Position:CSM, Accounting Office <BR> How long have you worked for wal-mart: 7 years <BR> Starting Weight: 239 <BR> Goal weight: 150 Thu, 2 Feb 2012 14:23:35 EST new energy im new to this site and have noticed that there is no one really active. this isnt like wal mart. i would like to get to know all of you, get healthy, live a better lifestyle and enjoy myself at the same time. lets all get together and have a great time. <BR> <BR> ken Mon, 2 Jan 2012 21:51:28 EST Fitness discounts? Does anyone know what workout facilities we get discounts at? I keep trying to look it up on walmart benifits but every time i try no matter when says its currently not working. Typical walmart status:) Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:09:33 EST 1584 Anyone work in Las Vegas? Going on two years, 10 extra pounds, and 100000 cigarettes at 1584. Hah. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:21:34 EST Ever Had a Customer Emergency? I did! <BR> a customer was getting ready to pay for her order. <BR> she then told me she was feeling ill. <BR> <BR> She was older, like maybe in the sixties. <BR> <BR> She then said she felt faint! <BR> <BR> Since there was a phone at my register, I picked it up and called for a manager to come to lane... whatever it was. <BR> <BR> I then had her sit/lean on the bag carosel behind her. <BR> <BR> Wow, within 5 secs I think there were like 5 managers at my lane! <BR> <BR> They took ov... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:45:33 EST Favorite Wal-Mart Clothing Brands Mine is Faded Glory <em>185</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:56:48 EST How Long Have You Worked at Wally World? I have worked there less than a year. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 08:53:56 EST View from the Register As a cashier I hear all kinds of comments as customers come through my line. <BR> <BR> As I scan groceries and bag them, it's common for couples to make bets. <BR> <BR> Want to know what they bet on? <BR> <BR> What the final tally will be on the bill. <BR> <BR> Sometimes they are pretty close. <BR> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:41:54 EST working less hours? How many are now working less hours? <BR> <BR> These are days to put our trust in Him. Not our paychecks or employers. <BR> <BR> Getting back to basics is important. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:38:01 EST July 10-17 Quick Track Challenge This week we will focus on our Quick Track Streaks by: <BR> *getting at least 5 servings of veggies <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> *drink at least 8 glasses of <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> *meeting of daily exercise goals <em>311</em> <em>315</em> <em>216</em> <em>318</em> <em>237</em> <em>260</em> <em>300</em> <em>332</em> Sat, 9 Jul 2011 20:13:20 EST 6/13-6/19 Weekly Challenge This week is Flag Day (USA) on June 14 and Father's Day on Sunday June 19. <BR> <BR> This week think about your legacy. <BR> <BR> What is your legacy? When we think about how many lives each of us touch and can make an impact on are we making a positive impact? Who has made a positive impact in your life? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 21:09:38 EST 6/6-6/12 Weekly Challenge, Freggies <em>482</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>147</em> <em>210</em> <em>284</em> <em>69</em> <em>485</em> <em>341</em> <em>140</em> <em>301</em> <em>474</em> <BR> <BR> Fruits and Veggies!! <BR> <BR> Let's see how many colors of fruits and veggies we can get in this week. Try something new, or new combinations. <BR> <BR> Purple <BR> Green <BR> Dark Green <BR> Yellow <BR> Gold <BR> Orange <BR> re... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 08:57:21 EST Hello from store 5313 Hi everyone! How funny that wal-mart is here too. I work at store 5313 in Lake Saint Louis Mo. I have been with wal-mart for 11 years and counting. I think working there has both helped and hurt my weight. Now it is doing a lot to help me. I have friends at work that are working on their weight and that helps. Nice to meet everyone here. If you need or want a buddy please add me. Sat, 4 Jun 2011 09:32:46 EST JUNE STEP TOTALS <BR> Hey team! We will use this thread to keeping a running calculation of our steps. How this will work is you will first post which day (or days) you are posting steps for then add your total to the team total from the post before. To keep a running total for yourself you may want to add tracking steps to your quick track on the start page. <BR> <BR> Here's a format to copy and paste (I'll post an example post to ensure we all understand... including myself LOL): <BR> <BR> day or dates... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:40:55 EST 5/30 - 6/5 Weekly Challenge! <em>401</em> <em>401</em> <em>404</em> <em>405</em> <em>405</em> <em>417</em> <em>317</em> <em>323</em> <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> So Wednesday June 1 starts our STEP IT UP in JUNE Challenge, I will still be posting weekly challenges throughout that can be done in addition to our June challenge or instead of. <BR> <BR> This week is about stretching and strength training. Both are important to do in addition to cardio exercise, especially stretching before and after to prevent injuri... Sun, 29 May 2011 19:09:42 EST STEP IT UP in JUNE CHALLENGE Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Are you ready for a Challenge? Let's STEP IT UP in JUNE. We know we do a lot of walking around at work but how many steps are you taking each day? Can you add more into your day? <BR> <BR> Here's how it works. All required is a pedometer, good walking shoes, and YOU. But its not only about WALKING, ANY ACTIVITY, and the best part is EVERY STEP, pedal, or stroke Counts. <BR> <BR> I have links posted below in the threads to convert your other activities into steps and ... Thu, 26 May 2011 17:55:52 EST Joplin Walmart destroyed My thoughts and prayers are with those associates, customers, families, and community. I wish there was something I could do to help. Mon, 23 May 2011 10:27:53 EST Do you have negative co-workers? I work in the Garden Center and for the most part my fellow associates are a great bunch of folks to work with. <BR> <BR> However, there are one or two that can never seem to say anything positive and I feel like they are trying to convert me to their negative way of looking at things. There is also an associate from a different department who is continually trying to convince me that one day I will hate my job. <BR> <BR> I always try to convey a positive attitude at work and I genuinel... Wed, 4 May 2011 13:49:33 EST My Walmart . com forums Do you participate in the forums there? <BR> <BR> It has been awhile since I browsed them, but the last time I was there I felt like everything was taking a negative bend. I don't know if it was just my perception or what. I may try again later this month. Wed, 4 May 2011 13:32:36 EST anybody here? Is there anybody here? Fri, 1 Apr 2011 22:04:22 EST Hello from Walmart Canada! Hello, my name is Danielle and I've been with Walmart Canada for 17 years! I am a Personnel Manager and work in a store that is currently being renovated into a Supercentre (stress). <BR> Current weight: 152 <BR> Goal weight: 145 (for now) <BR> My goal is to be a great role model for my kids and co-workers and to be happy with myself! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 20:54:58 EST Sorry I have not been here I want to apologize to everyone for my lack of involvement lately. I have had the flu for the last week and my computer has had a bug of its own for the last two weeks. Thanks to flu medicine and rest for me and a friend of mine who used to work for the Geek Squad I am up and running again. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:06:32 EST Attention 3rd shifters Hi my name is Margie and I hail from #3486 in Athens, OH. I work overnight on the mod team. If you are at all like me, then you know that 3rd shift has taken a toll on your diet and exercise. It seems really commom-place on here so we are not alone. I would like to invite you to a team that I am a leader of, Sparked Night Shifters. I hope to see you on the team and on the boards. Best of luck! <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=8199 </link> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:30:25 EST Working to better our team in 2011. As a team working for the biggest retailer in the world, we all need to pull together to help each other with our goals and to keep one another motivated to go on. I drooped the ball this year. The good thing is that we all are entitled to fresh starts. Leave some comments on what you want to see out of your team and lets make it happen in 2011. Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:53:03 EST One Step at a time Today I decided to take one step at a time. After loosing 65 lbs and gaining 1/2 of that back in one year I look at myself in disgust saying, why did i let myself do that? I put so much work into loosing all that weight and was feeling so healthy. I went and put 65 lbs of flour into a shopping cart, then i picked up 30lbs of it thinking to myself wow I'm carrying this extra weight around. I'm looking back and re-energizing myself on how I did it 2 years ago and I'm determined to do it agai... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 08:57:38 EST HUGE store problem, what to do??? We have had 3 people quit, all 3 had a doctors not (lagit cause) to be put on 2 weeks light duty, our store sends anyone with such a note home for the full time, so out wages if not having sick time available, if you can not lift 25 pounds you are unfit for work!thyis is so stupid, we are short handed to start with, and at least the "walking wounded" can zone, do light stocking....etc... my old store had no problem with this, but this store is so low, that they just sap away any desire to do ... Sat, 15 May 2010 23:52:01 EST Weight loss: share with us how your doing CW: 138.2 (down from 139.2 last week) Woohoo! <BR> GW: 129/125 Sun, 14 Mar 2010 17:49:26 EST Get out and get moving challenge Let's get this team moving in the right direction. No matter which walmart you work in let's get moving. I challenge each of us to walk around our buildings, inside or out, during breaks or half of your lunch. If we do this daily we could make our exercise goals for the day/week. Post and let us know how you do! Sun, 14 Mar 2010 17:47:19 EST does anyone work at a DC Hi I'm Renee I've been Working at Walmart grocery DC for 5 years. I worked QA for 3 years and I'm currently working in Asset Protetction. Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:34:37 EST New leader for this team. It looks like we may need a new leader here. No new posts have been made from them for a few months. Is anyone willing to give it a go? We are a huge company and I believe that we could make a difference here!! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:42:32 EST OT - Routines? It was just announced that our store is going to be starting a new process called Routines on March 1st. Each day we'll have in our department a list of tasks that have to be completed and by whom. I personally don't think it'll work, but I'm anxious to check it out. Anybody here have any experience with this new process? Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:51:54 EST Where's team Wal-Mart at? We work for the largest employer in the US (behind the government). But I don't see fresh posts. Where is everyone? Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:39:34 EST Introducing Michael Hello, everyone. <BR> <BR> Just saying hi! My name is Michael, and I am a nineteen-year-old from Missouri. I have come to SparkPeople for a couple of reasons - to get rid of my slightly oversized stomach, and to feel better about my weight and how I look. <BR> <BR> I don't consider myself 'fat', and most people I have talked to agree with me. But there is always room for improvement, and I know I'll feel stronger and have a happier life if I change some things around. <BR> <BR> I invested ... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:53:35 EST added insentive.... Our store is currently, Well Jan1 - April 1 running it's own challange, biggest losser... I sit back, second weigh in was today, I lost 3 pounds, others lost more, 1 guy is playing slim-fast, lost 11 pounds, but was clearly feeling awfull, so we discussed better eating habits, and I did recomend to him this site...... I hope he gets it right, he was very open to eating real food, not the sugar crash diet stuff..... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 23:51:32 EST Does Your Job Affect Your Life Style Change? I don't know about you all, but I find it hard to stick with the plan when I come home all worn out and hurting. I don't want to exercise, neither do I want to stand in front of the stove and cook a healthy meal. Having an unhealthy snack followed by a piece of fruit doesn't do it for me. I need major help!!!! Sun, 3 Jan 2010 15:36:18 EST I am very anxious! Due to reactions from my medications and many changes to find the right combination...I have missed too much work. Today, or rather tonight when I go into work, I will be getting "D-DAY"! I am scared of losing my job. I only am able to work part time but i was full time and have medical insurance. I can't afford to lose that. <BR> Please send good wishes my way! <BR> I gain a day back on October 22nd! <BR> Thanks for reading! <BR> karilee Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:39:18 EST Thankful for 40 hrs I am just glad I'm getting 40 hrs a week. <em>41</em> Tue, 13 Oct 2009 08:51:56 EST OT - store remodel <BR> Hi, have any of you gone through a complete store remodel? We are just starting and I think it is going to be 3 months of chaos. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:53:45 EST Spit or Swallow I start out by mentioning a food and you tell us if you would swallow (why?) or that you would spit out (why?). Afterwards you suggest a food. <BR> <BR> Grits <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 May 2009 01:02:14 EST Happy Sparkversary ~ PATRICIA_H ~ Hello team, May 6th Is Patricia Sparkversary, come wish her a good one... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Sparkversary Patricia, Hope you have another great year. <BR> Wed, 6 May 2009 18:18:42 EST Tell us about your family So we know who you are and now we want to know a little about your family. I'll start... <BR> <BR> I have a Husband - Michael and together we have 2 handsome sons. <BR> <BR> Hunter Dean Ray who is 2 1/2 and Malaki Jesse James who is now 3 Months old. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:45:13 EST Daily who's here... Stop in and say Hi. Let us know how you are doing today. Remember, we are all in this together and as a team we can meet all our goals. <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:41:58 EST April Weight Loss Challenge Sign up here for the April Challenge. Just fill in the following and stop back each week to update your weight and goals. (copy and paste from below and then just fill in your answers) <BR> <BR> Lets do this challenge together and together we can reach our goals. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: <BR> Goal weight for April: <BR> How I will meet my goal: <BR> <BR> Weigh In's <BR> April 1st - <BR> April 8th - <BR> April 15th - <BR> April 22nd - <BR> April 29th - Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:34:03 EST What's your Birthday ? Tell everyone your Birthday, Spark Anniversary, Wal-Mart Anniversary. <BR> <BR> My Birthday is December 17th <BR> Spark - March 12th <BR> Wal-Mart - November 2nd Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:22:58 EST What did you Spin Today... post here daily what you spun on the points wheel. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I got 4 Points <em>244</em> Mon, 30 Mar 2009 20:56:58 EST Very sad news Just to let you know...Religious content ahead. <BR> <BR> Please join me in your hearts and through prayers for a fellow associate. Tara was 22 years old and was a cake decorator at our Walmart. She passed away on Friday night during a surgery she was having for a condition called Crohns disease. She will be missed very much. <BR> Thank you for the space to share this. And Thank you for any thoughts and prayers for Tara and her family. <BR> God Bless, <BR> KariLee Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:43:33 EST Name Your Game I found this challenge on another board and thought it sounded fun!! <BR> <BR> “NAME YOUR GAME” JUMP-START CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> Choose at least 3 of the following goals (or choose goals of your own!), and stick with them PERFECTLY for 3, 5, 7 or 10 days. It’s YOUR challenge, so YOU NAME IT! <BR> <BR> If you don't meet your chosen goals on any given day, you start over with Day One. If you want to challenge yourself with more than 3 goals, that is GREAT! <BR> <BR> And we want you to pos... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:11:31 EST Just wanted to say hi. I only joined this team yesterday. I was looking through the teams available and looked up Wal-Mart. <BR> I live in England and work in Asda which is the English arm of Wal-Mart. <BR> I have worked there for four years and i mostly love my job. I work on the cigarette and lottery kiosk. I do 37&1/2 hours a week, i am the only full timer on my department. I work five day's a week, Tuesday through to Saturday 07.00 - 15.00 <BR> We are having a management shake-up in March and it's rumoured my d... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:06:48 EST 2/13-2/19 activity: week in review How was this last week for you? How was work? Did you eat right, excercise plenty? Just tell us how you're doing!! Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:40:36 EST Biggest Loser Challenge??? Hi, I am new here and was wondering if anybody else is doing the Biggest Loser Challenge in your store - or is it just an individual store thing? <BR> <BR> Carol Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:39:27 EST Hi from South Dakota Hi, I've been a member of Sparkpeople for over 2 years and just discovered this group. I've worked at Walmart part time for over 3 years and am excited to see so many others trying to live a healthier life! <BR> <BR> Carol Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:29:36 EST Newbie I was looking and seen there is Walmart associates in this group, I'm from the 1956 Walmart in Billings, Montana and work in the produce department been working for Walmart 7 years in April. I have want to acheive my goal of getting down to 133 from 163. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:40:34 EST Hi from Ottawa, Ontario Hi everyone, Just a quick note - I'm VERY new here, and I'm very eager to finish my peek around this amazing site! It's everything I've hoped for - like a prayer answered! <BR> <BR> I'm from store 3638 here in Ottawa. I have been with the company for about 7 years, and I am currently the Department manager of Automotive. <BR> <BR> I'm 32 year old mom, with 50ish pounds to loose, and I've stuggled with my weight for the last 17 years. I know my biggest struggle is with portion control, whi... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 20:23:06 EST February Weight Loss Challenge Copy and past the information below into a Reply. Feel free to use the emoticons to give us a little visual on how you think you are doing! (Measurements optional!) You can weigh whatever day of the week you want, just make sure to be consistent each week and edit your post to reflect the results! At the end of each month, a "biggest loser" will be named. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Height: <BR> Starting weight: <BR> Goal weight: <BR> Measurements: <BR> Total pounds and/or inches to lose: <B... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 17:07:11 EST January Biggest Losers!! You can update your stats in the January Challenge topic still. As you do, I will edit and update this list. <BR> Here are our biggest losers so far!! <BR> <BR> BUBBLEWRAPJULS- 10 pounds <BR> KIMMIE6829- 5 pounds <BR> AMPEDUP88- 4.6 pounds <BR> MECMEC003- 3 pounds (last update 1/9) <BR> BIENKE- 2.2 pounds <BR> CLRYAN8- 1 pound <BR> <BR> WAY TO GO EVERYONE!!!!! Sun, 1 Feb 2009 17:04:57 EST 1/30-2/3 Board Activity: 10 Years Younger Sorry I skipped a week!! <BR> Copy and Paste the following questions. For the first section, you are answering for when you were 10 years younger than what you are currently. For the second, answer for the current time. If there's anything you don't want to answer, just skip or erase the question. <BR> <BR> 10 YEARS YOUNGER <BR> Where are you? <BR> How old are you? <BR> Are you married? <BR> Have children? <BR> How many? <BR> How much do you weigh? <BR> What's your hobbies? <BR> What's you... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:34:47 EST PFP Challenge. Lose a pound, donate a pound! ***Don't forget to watch The Biggest Loser episode on Jan 27, featuring Walmart store 4458!!*** <BR> <BR> Begin the Pound for Pound Challenge Today! <BR> <BR> We now have a special tie into that campaign for our Associates and it can help support your PSP. <BR> The Personal Sustainability Project is all about improving your personal well-being and strengthening your community. The Pound for Pound Challenge (PFP) does just that. It encourages healthier lifestyles through a weight loss cha... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:32:02 EST January 17th-23rd Board Game: Movie Trivia I will begin by naming a movie. The second person will name an actor/actress from that movie and then name a different movie the person played in. The third person will name an actress/actor from that and name another movie and so on..... <BR> Example: <BR> (person 1) <BR> The Dark Night <BR> (person 2) <BR> Heath Ledger <BR> 10 Things I Hate About You <BR> (person 3) <BR> Julia Stiles <BR> Bourne Identity Sat, 17 Jan 2009 18:51:36 EST Jan 10th-16th Board Game: Word Chain Game The object of this message board game is to post one word, and the next player posts a word that is somehow connected to the first word. For instance,the first person might post the word “cat.” The next person might choose the word “fish.” The third person could post the word “scale.” <BR> Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:12:47 EST New Members- Introduce yourself here! Here's a sticky for new members to post a little bit about themselves! Tell us what your job with Wal-Mart is, why you're here on SP, and anything else you'd like to share! Sun, 4 Jan 2009 22:36:56 EST Jan 3rd-9th Board Game: What's in your pantry? Let's find out what sorts of healthy (or not-so-healthy) foods everyone has on hand! <BR> <BR> This game is simple, but it’s a fun way to find out what other people keep in their pantry. Start this game by posting something from your pantry that starts with the letter "A.” The next person posts something in their pantry that starts with the letter “B,” and so on. For example, you could start with the word “applesauce,” and the next person might post the word “bread.” Sat, 3 Jan 2009 20:26:35 EST January/New Year's Goals <BR> What are your goals for 2009? <BR> Did you make any New Year's resolutions? Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:56:48 EST January Weight Loss Challenge Let's start a mini weight loss challenge each month! If you find in a couple of weeks that your month is going better than you thought or maybe it's not going as well as you planned, you can change your goal at any time. A good goal for each month is to plan a loss between 2-8 lbs (2.5-10 lbs for a 5-week month). Good luck to you all! <BR> <BR> Copy and past the information below into a Reply. Feel free to use the emoticons to give us a little visual on how you think you are doing! (Measure... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:42:54 EST Ideas, Suggestions, Comments With as large of a company as Walmart is, and with as many associates we have... you'd think we could manage to get more than just a couple of posts a week on here, right? <BR> Well, I'm hoping to try to get things going in a more positive direction in this group, but I'm going to ask for help from anyone willing to give it! <BR> I want to start making a sticky for monthly weight loss challenges, weekly/monthly mini challenges, etc. I want people to be able to come here and post their goals (... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:31:38 EST Joined Wal-Mart and Left 300-ville! ;) Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm Pickles, 22 years old, aquarius, enjoy SHORT walks on the beach... LOL J/K <BR> <BR> I began working at Wal-Mart as an overnight stocker the end of July, this year, and since that time I've lost about 50 pounds. I had never worked for such a big store or overnight, two small hurdles that have been left in the dust. <BR> <BR> I'm obviously pro-Wal*Mart for a few reasons. <BR> <BR> 1) I sent out at least 10 different job applications when NOBODY was hiring and Wal*Mart... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:38:47 EST who is working christmas I work dec 25th at 10pm. I really dread the 26th when the store will be completly trashed I am sure-lol. Will be loading up on energy drinks! I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate this time of year. I know with the Holidays we all get wrapped up in things so I wanted to say it now. <em>113</em> <em>233</em> Fri, 19 Dec 2008 21:28:47 EST Newbie Hi folks, I work 3rd shift intock here in NM. Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:27:27 EST Newbie to your group!! Hey everyone, thought i would stop in and say hi! <BR> New to your group but not new to SP, been here since February/08 <BR> I have been a Walmart associate for 14 yrs and currently am a Dairy Department Manager. <BR> I have been severly overweight for all my life and i just had enough!!!! In just about 1 yr i have lost 112 pounds with about 64 more to go to reach my goal!! <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone here! <BR> ~Shelly~ Tue, 2 Dec 2008 16:58:24 EST Moral has taken a nosedive As a matter of fact it has sunk like a lead balloon around my store... I used to love my job, but now we have had major management changes, and it seems like our best workers are all just dragging them selves in to work these days....I have been out of store w/ store planning, and just want to go back to that, my own store is so depressing, new manager never smiles, and seems to take the tact that bullying is how to get what she wants done... new assistant manager is another stiff never smile... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 19:39:37 EST Hello Everyone! My name is KariLee and I love working at Walmart. I was surprised to see this team! I need to check out more of this site and learn more about what is all offered here. This is a great place and I am glad to have found it. Take care and Hopefully talk with you soon. <BR> KariLee Tue, 16 Sep 2008 10:51:03 EST Hello everyone Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Joyce and I have been with the company for 15 years. I am a HR/FE Assistant Manager and have been in management since 2001. Currently I am at 2047 in Palmyra, Maine. I have been on SP since 7/7/08 and have lost 13 lbs. Tracking my food intake and exercising has been my main focus. The best way I can track my actual weight loss is with my clothes. Right now I have killer calves. This is a God send to me to find this post because this is where I would be comfo... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:50:18 EST Newbie! Hi everyone! I'm not only a newbie to this team, I'm a Walmart newbie! I had orientation, yesterday, at store #4381 in Branson, Missouri. It's a brand-new Supercenter...only been open about a week. <BR> <BR> I've been doing low-carb for about 2-months, now. I am allowing myself 50-carbs or less, a day. So far, I've lost around 20-pounds, and am feeling so good! I'll be working in the Bakery, so I hope I don't absorb all of those carbs, through my <BR> <BR> I've been a res... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:06:34 EST Challenges - Week 2 Welcome to the first Wal-Mart team challenge! <BR> <BR> This second challenge will run from Sunday, June 1 through Saturday, June 7. We are adding a new goal this week. <BR> <BR> Our goal this week is to meet our daily requirements of "a minimum of 8 cups of water" and complete at least 2 sets (12 - 15 reps/24 - 30) crunches each day. **Crunches can be any SP variation.** <BR> <BR> Each day will be worth 2 points. (1 for water + 1 for crunches.) <BR> <em>91</em> + <em>84</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2008 10:07:42 EST Challenges - Week 1 Welcome to the first Wal-Mart team challenge! <BR> <BR> This first challenge will run from Sunday, May through Saturday, May 31. Each day will be worth 1 point. Our goal this week is to meet our daily requirements of "a minimum of 8 cups of water." <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Sun, 25 May 2008 00:00:35 EST Challenges? Would anyone be interested in having challenges? I have some ideas, and thought this would be a fun way to get to know one another while working towards the same goal. Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:32:43 EST How do you stay patient? Now that the holiday season is upon us once again, it's like people have lost all manners and common decency. How can I help it if your favorite item is out of stock? I'm only a cashier. How can I help it if lines are terrible? I go as fast as I can, but I can't stop people from giving me ten dollars in change cuz they want to get rid of change... How can I help it if you come to the fast self check lanes and get mad cuz your there for longer than a normal lane? I can't help they turned... Tue, 20 Nov 2007 15:05:35 EST Wal-Mart article I read the cover article when I was at my MIL's in October. Thought it to be very interesting. Had to share. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 13 Nov 2007 19:52:03 EST associate spouse? My husband works for Wal-Mart, does that qualify me for this group? Mon, 8 Oct 2007 18:40:28 EST Having Trouble..... Hi all, I haven't been on spark in soooo long. I've gained like 12 lbs and feel so horrible!! I wasn't ready for the challange before, but now for my healths sake I have to be. I have trouble keeping up with my two yr old son, and I get tired so fast when I take him out to play. I don't want to be this way anymore, I want to be able to run and play with my kids and enjoy it instead of dreading it cause Im so tired. I can use all the encouragement I can get so please feel free to leave me mess... Thu, 19 Jul 2007 17:28:55 EST New clothes I just started going through my closet and getting too big clothes out. Unfortunate to my budget, but great for my esteem, I found that I have about five pairs of pants and shirts that fit me, only because I just bought them. I started out in a 20 and am currently in a 14. The only thing that stinks is that all of my new clothes are in dress code for my store! Tan pants and navy blue or forest green shirts! I am going to have to find something else for my off days! Fri, 4 May 2007 23:39:45 EST I'm really excited After cashiering at my Wal-Mart since June 13, I was just promoted to full time. I know it probably doesn't really mean much, but those extra couple hours will definitely be helpful. <BR> <BR> Sorry, I know this isn't Spark related, but I just can't help but sharing with everyone. Sun, 18 Feb 2007 19:46:18 EST store associates what is a service writer? <em>24</em> I've never even heard the term before Wed, 7 Feb 2007 15:10:29 EST What are your goals this week? I was really interested in seeing what everyone is working on this week. <BR> <BR> My goal is to stop getting on the scale. It really has become a problem and just depresses me, so I think I am going to have to restrict my weighing to once a week. It's probably going to be really hard for me to do! Sun, 21 Jan 2007 14:10:11 EST IS IT SO?????? I have been on maternity leave since mid-October and have been out of the loop. Today I went shopping and some of my co-workers said that walmart is doing away with fabric,tle and toys. does anyone know anything about this? It was their understanding that all walmarts were going this way. It is suppose to go along with the changes that shut our layaway down before christmas. <em>40</em> Sun, 21 Jan 2007 00:03:03 EST Newbies Introduce yourself here Please use this subject space to introduce yourself to the group. Thu, 18 Jan 2007 21:24:11 EST Hello I am Barb and I work in the Garden Center at 1222 in the Pensacola, Fl. area. Wed, 17 Jan 2007 18:45:43 EST Brag We got an email the other day at work... Drum roll please! <BR> <BR> We are the #1 Sam's club in the nation! Happy Dance! <em>244</em> Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:09:24 EST abs diet do you have to buy the book? I tried looking it up online and there's really not anything out there Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:40:34 EST sorry sorry I guess I was so excited about seeing the big W I forgot what I was doing! About me, I'm a reclaims tech for the grocery dc in missouri, both dh and I have been there for 6 years. I've worked in just about every dept. we have.I'm a t3 trainer and I love my schedule! I haven't really got a fitness plan as of yet, I try to watch what I eat and ride the stat. bike for 20 mins daily and go to the gym 2x a week. I've tried "dieting" and never stick with it but I'm still looking... Wed, 17 Jan 2007 07:39:08 EST hi hi all I'm from Dc6065 in mo I wondered how long it would take for Walmart to find spark! Tue, 16 Jan 2007 19:10:25 EST Can I join? I thought I would see if it's ok for me to join this team. I don't work for WM, but DH does. He's a Fleet Logistics Manager for the private fleet. Being an associate spouse is "almost" like working for WM. LOL :) Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:39:41 EST hi my name is Melanie i work at store 528 in Bradenton Fl worked there since July 1997 i work in dept 82 <BR> Tue, 16 Jan 2007 06:27:17 EST Your Team's Victories I want to know what your victories are!!! Daily, Weekly, Monthly which ever. My victory for today is that I didn't do my evening bad food binge for the second day in a row!!! WAHOO!! Now tell me yours! Thu, 11 Jan 2007 21:51:53 EST Baby Steps Challenge Hello Wal-mart family!! I would like to create a challenge for you. I'm sure there are many of us who look at the "big" picture. I personally would like to loose 60 pounds. Sixty is such a HUGE number. Let's take it one day at a time. <BR> <BR> 1. This week I challenge everyone to loose 1 pound. For some it may take a few days for others maybe 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> Report back once you've lost that one pound. <BR> <BR> I have a tendency to sabotage myself in the evenings. I'll be go... Wed, 10 Jan 2007 21:30:58 EST Resolutions for 2007 Here are my resolutions for 2007 : <BR> <BR> 1. Quit smoking. This happens January 1st. No ifs ands or buts about it (ha,ha, bad pun, I know.) <BR> <BR> 2. Lose weight. Hoping to see my goal by my birthday (in Sept) <BR> <BR> 3. Be a better wife and mother. <BR> <BR> 4. Try to put some money in a savings account, for emergencies and whatnot. <BR> <BR> <BR> Guess that about covers it all. How about yourselves? <BR> Sat, 30 Dec 2006 19:17:06 EST New Gym Open 26/7 hey you guys sorry i haven't been around.. tho it looks as if i have not been missed.. work has been keeping me heavily on my toes and feet as they tend to hurt the most.. and also i've had my second coaching a couple of days ago so i've been working really hard for my impression factor... <BR> <BR> well i'm here to tell you all about a great gym that has been popping up all over the country.. It's called Anytime Fitness... it costs about the same as a regular gym usually under 40 a month so... Fri, 15 Dec 2006 03:06:31 EST Pedometer Has anyone tried to wear one to work? How acurate is it for you? Being a cashier I don't feel it calculates my steps correctly. Mon, 27 Nov 2006 08:43:15 EST Job Frustrations... This has been a real sucky week. My boss called each of us from the service desk out and said that we need to start bening more customer focused. Like we are not already doing that. He wants us to go out and get a customer take them to the service desk and take care of them. It doesn't matter that we are the only ones that answer phones and do returns as well as sell cigs and do all the floor returns. I don't have a problem with that, but when he says "I'm not threatening you or anything" (th... Sun, 26 Nov 2006 12:11:09 EST Black Friday Has anyone else heard of the Black Friday Tab leak?? <BR> <BR> Check out for Wal-Mart (and others) Black Friday Tab. Fri, 10 Nov 2006 13:01:20 EST Holiday Season vent/rant whatever Well the countdown to the holiday season has begun lol. <BR> <BR> the other day we were shorthanded (as ususal) up at the desk and so we had a manager help out when I went on lunch break (the gym goddess - she is cool). <BR> <BR> As I was coming back down stairs from the breakroom I headded toward the cafe to refill my water, and I glanced up. What a pile up of people! <BR> <BR> Evidently several members had gotten in a verbal shoutng match and it had gotten ugly. the gym goddess came ov... Fri, 10 Nov 2006 10:53:48 EST Exercise... I'm going to be hurting tomorrow I am feeling that I overdid at the gym today. I did treadmill for 45 minutes and then this ab cruncher machine for about the equivalent of 75 sit ups, and then 25 on each side. LOL I can already feel it in my upper abdomen. <em>46</em> Tue, 7 Nov 2006 23:31:21 EST Walmart in the news - promoting green I found this interesting link for wal-marts green packageing debut. Mon, 6 Nov 2006 13:29:24 EST General Discussion I was wondering...since some of us are from Canada and some from the States... do you guys (in the States) have Associate Appreciation Day, where you get an extra 10% off three items? Ours is Nov 19 here in Canada, and I think I'm gonna get myself an iPod, to motivate me to go walking. DH is OK with it, it's gonna be mu X-Mas present to myself. Now to decide between the little Shuffle, the colourful Nano or the video one. Mon, 6 Nov 2006 05:42:20 EST How about a challenge I dont know about you all but I need a challenge. I was thinking we should make up a challenge for all of us. What does everyone think. <BR> Mon, 16 Oct 2006 18:33:16 EST Finding it hard to stick to it... Hi name is Morgan and i work at store 1764 in Windsor Heights, Iowa. I have been employeed there since February of 06 so i'm really happy to be coming up on my year there... I'm pretty much a jack of all trades when it comes to the front end.. I do backup customer service manager, cashier, cashier trainer, door greeter, service desk.. if you name it i could probably do it.. I have been finding it hard to stick to this and it kinda breaks my heart each time i come back to it.. I k... Sat, 14 Oct 2006 04:25:04 EST losing weight when working full time I everyone I've been work at walmart for 3 years now. Its sum time hard to work full time and get a work out in . I work at 7;00am until 4:00 have to stay in town to pick up husband after he gets off work. I walk a little after work but get stop by people and get getting cold side so can't walk out side I have a 45 min drive home cook dinner, clean a little then I have about 1 hour before bed I get a work out the but feel like I need to workout more. I have lost 9lb sense start on Oct 2. Will... Tue, 10 Oct 2006 23:08:37 EST Hello All Hi My name is Desirae. I am a Customer Service Manager at #2923 in Billings MT. I have been there since 2001. Mon, 9 Oct 2006 15:24:54 EST Introducing Myself Hello! My name is Angela and I am the APC at store #2321 in Hawaii! <BR> I'm glad to be here and am excited about learning new things! <BR> You're right, Wal-Mart is like one big family, so I'm happy to be a part of this group! <em>244</em> Fri, 6 Oct 2006 23:19:24 EST Starting this team. I just couldn't believe that with so many Wal-Mart Associates out there that we didn't have a SparkTeam. Welcome!! I am a cashier in Tiffin, Ohio store #1622 and have been an employee since 2002. Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:03:52 EST