SparkPeople Alberta Losers are Winners! Team Messageboard Sometimes we all need a little support from someone who understands. SparkPeople Alberta Losers are Winners! Team Messageboard April Chit-Chat Hello everyone! <BR> I've been giving our little group of Lethbridge members a lot of thought and what I think our group of Lethbridge people need is to get to know one another better. I'm sure I'm not the first to try this but I decided to start up this chat forum and see what ideas percolate. Since there are so few of us from Lethbridge I would love to see if we could arrange some kind of a get together on a weekend at Henderson Lake park when the weather is nice. Until then it would be n... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:51:40 EST Sparking in Okotoks Hello, Fellow Albertans! <BR> <BR> Found SparkPeople on-line and am happy that I did. Have to work on my overall health as I am on the cusp of becoming pre-diabetic. Have been exercising and watching my food intake since Christmas and find out my first results on Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Of course, there have been ups and downs but, today, I feel like I really accomplished something as I logged 12,000 steps. I walked up to the rec centre and back for my exercise class and my goal is to kee... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:57:43 EST Coaldale Anyone in Coaldale or Lethbridge? Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:50:01 EST Alberta winter Hello everyone I am from Ashmont area. I think it is going to be a long cold winter around here. winter weekends and holidays are my down fall for weight gain. to far for gyms, to cold for walks, and not enough to keep really busy all day. but not doing to bad yet for weight loss. Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:36:04 EST What does it mean to huddle? It says huddle with Alberta Losers are winners but no one is doing it. <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> What do I do to help the team get this goal? <BR> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:27:15 EST Gonna Get It Done Me In 5: <BR> 1. My name is Cindy. I am happily married to my best friend and soul mate and we have two beautiful children. <BR> 2. I have been overweight for so long I don't remember being at a healthy weight (more than 15 years) <BR> 3. I finally realized I deserve to be healthy and am prepared to fight my way, every day, back to the healthiest, happiest Mom, wife, and woman I can be! <BR> 4. I will lose over 100lbs to do this and am nervously looking forward to this journey! <BR> 5. I woul... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:21:48 EST your health is the most important thing I just went for an appt with the Tomorrow Project, which is a longitudinal study regarding cancer and I want to encourage all Albertans to join in. There are offices in Calgary and Edmonton where you can participate but no matter where you live in the province, you can do the questionnaire, I believe. <BR> I literally do not know anyone who has not had family or friend affected by cancer so let's do what we can to halt this disease! Sun, 9 Jun 2013 00:37:10 EST Newbie Here Hello all, <BR> <BR> Have noticed that this board is not too active, but I hope it will become so. I am new to this site and would like to get to know others that are on the same journey I am. I am a 53 year old woman with many health problems. I recently watched the documentary "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" by Joe Cross, and that is how I am feeling. I am hoping by doing smoothies and green juices for lunch and a paleo style meal in the evening I will be able to lose the weight and get... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:59:09 EST Edmonton Oxford area NW Hi, I have been a member for a while but have just joined the team page. Would like to communicate with others in North Edmonton. <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 00:29:26 EST Edmontonion - here (Kensington area) I need partners to do things with as well as I just need friends. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> I am a single mom of 2 (teens, young adults). I am on my way to earning a new career with just 2yrs to go. Along with a new career, I want a new life - as in I want to be able to enjoy it and not be so inactive. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to this new year with new friends! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 19:37:39 EST SW Calgary I'm in Glendale (near Westbrook Mall). Starting this (yet) again. I'm mostly retired, so can go for walks during the day; I can also go to Mount Royal University and use their machines, if you can too. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:53:02 EST West Edmonton I'm in west Edmonton. Any Sparkers in the area?! Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:55:49 EST Help? I have no idea where to even begin! Help? I have no idea where to even begin! But I DO KNOW I HAVE GOT TO MAKE SOME MAJOR CHANGES!!! <BR> I quit smoking 2 & 1/2 years ago! YAY ME! :) But I've packed on the pounds since then and having a sedentary job and lifestyle certainly don't help! I need to stop being a couch potatoe and get moving and cut out the junk food and start eating healthy, but I've tried so many times before and I have no will power!~ Need to loose around 70 lbs and at this point, ... it just seems impossib... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 11:35:32 EST Health Conscious Pensioner It is never to late to get healthy and try and shape up Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:24:34 EST Buddy needed! Hi, <BR> I just moved to downtown Calgary and don't know a soul. I would really like to meet someone who would like to go for walks or roller blade....of even work out together. I have a gym and a swimming pool in my building we can use! Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:18:21 EST Walking in Lethbridge? Since the only other Lethbridge topic was quite old, I thought I'd start a new one. I'm working of the weight from my new baby (yeee) and would love to meet up for walks. Early afternoons or mornings are best. Wanna join me? <BR> <BR> Cheryl Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:23:44 EST Summer Plans What are your summer plans for the summer to get healthy? Tue, 3 Jul 2012 10:10:59 EST How are you celebrating Canada Day Its the long weekend. We are going to Festival Place in Sherwood Park. Enjoy the parade and activities. Also do some work in our yard and garden then go for fireworks. <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday Canada. Be safe you all and enjoy <em>26</em> <em>636</em> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 12:40:36 EST South East of Lethbridge I am married with 4 children. I work full time and have thus far lost 18 lbs. I am still needing to lose another 25-30 lbs. I absolutely love this sight and what it has done for me. Keeping me more accountable, encouragement by others, the videos, the education and knowledge that I have gained. Thanks SparkPeople and friends. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:55:01 EST Innisfail anyone? Looking for someone to walk with in the evenings. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:32:09 EST Drayton Valley Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I hail to you from Drayton Valley. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Trish Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:06:01 EST Hi all! Joined about a week ago and just found this group today. So nice to have an group for us Albertans. <BR> <BR> I'm near Cold Lake. I'm 51 and have been overweight most of my adult life. Heart disease runs in my family, many dying before they turn 60. I don't want to be one of the family statistics. I want to see my 4 beautiful g'kids grow up. To that I am. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 13:38:44 EST Hi! Just came across SP & I have to admit I'm impressed! Been on a few other sites before but this site doesn't seem so "lonely" like the others! Hope everyone had a great healthy Christmas & an even better New Years!! <BR> <BR> Never wrote in forum's before so bare with me! lol <BR> <BR> I'm from Fairview, close to Peace River (45min) & Grande Prairie (1hr-ish) Thu, 29 Dec 2011 14:15:57 EST upper body workouts for the hobbled? ok, so was doing great exercising 3x at curves and zumba 1/week. But I have broken my foot!! <em>198</em> is there things i can be doing when i am house bound and only have a laptop, bedroom and living room, and one bum leg Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:12:38 EST Hi! I live halfway between Sherwood Park & Tofield. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:42:33 EST i need a exercise plan that works! ok, so I'm out here in coaldale alberta just outside lethbridge. I've startings biking at night which is working good so far because it doesn't interfere with other kid activities. But I've been told that I need to add strength training to make weight loss work and I guess it is true. Started biking over 12 k/day and lost 1.5 lbs in the first day but nothing sunce then. (ok it's only day 5 but I'm up to 19 k and no new weight loss) <BR> <BR> I belong to curves but just going into town at ni... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:47:12 EST Tim Horton's Tim Horton's is THE place my friends and I go to have coffee and hang out. I've switched from ice caps and english toffees to steeped tea and whole grain muffins but it's sure not easy when everyone is stuffing down my favorite honey cruller. Anyone one going through this kind of experience when you go out with friends and how do you deal/cope with the situation? Mon, 4 Jul 2011 02:21:24 EST Lloyd alberta/Sask mom Hi, I'm new to the team and only moved to Lloydminster just under a year ago. I'm loving the city so far lots of walking paths and a great park here to go for walks. I'm wondering if there are any other moms for Lloyd on the team. I would love to find someone local to help motivate me. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 02:27:03 EST anyone in NE Calgary Hi <BR> I just joined and am looking for a fitness buddy. Anyone in Harvest Hills NE calgary. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:30:19 EST Welcome Spring!! Hi! I just joined this team - I live near Lethbridge and last night I went for a short run in the coulees....BEAUTIFUL!! Right now there was just the pretty yellow flowers blooming (I am not a flower person - don't know names) but I can't wait to see it change from week to week! <BR> Anyone else enjoying the outdoors in this beautiful weather? <em>126</em> <em>184</em> Sun, 15 May 2011 08:05:16 EST Losing it in Lethbridge Hey Everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Jill, I am a 26 year old female from Lethbridge. I am looking to change my lifestyle and lose weight and quit smoking and be happy. I am looking for some support in these goals. Starting May 1 I am starting a new chapter of my life. I am going back to school to become a nursing aide. I am hoping this can be a new beginning for me in many aspects of my life. I don't surrently have any friends who are interested in fitness, and my husband is a lost caus... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:07:19 EST Healthy meal Ideas and where is cheap to get it! Was posting in another topic and thought I would add one of my own. I find fresh veggies/fruits so expensive but I know and want to eat them. But I also know there is other things out there other than fresh foods that are healthy snacks/meals. Can any one give me ideas and locations where get them and maybe where they are not too bad priced. I live in Edmonton but I know some places no matter where in Alberta have the same prices or close. Or even ideas of places I can look for to shop! Recip... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 18:36:19 EST where did all the Albertan's GO... Wak'e UP!!! Welllllllllll, did you see the weather channel.. YESSSSSSS.. next week in the PLUS'S and ya know what THAT means... YEP.. can get OUTside and walk walk walk.. or run if you like to do that hehe!!!! <BR> I'm leaving for Ontario to see my 85 yr old parents on the 6th and I reallyyyyy want to get moving and lose a couple more pounds before I leave.. <BR> <BR> I've been dealing with Vertigo but I think I am getting better.. not as bad ALL day so I can see the light to getting out and no... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:17:18 EST Foods that help "wake you up" in the morning Hello everyone, i am looking for suggestions for any foods or supplements that help wake a person up in the morning and clear your mind. I am trying to cut back on caffeine i only drink one cup of black tea a day. Lately ive been so groggy in the morning for hours even with eating clean and 6 meals a day. Its gotten so bad that im thinking of going back to energy drinks for the boost they gave and i really would prefer to stay away from them. I am open to suggestions. Thanks in advance for yo... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:11:05 EST Hello from Edmonton Hello all, ive been on spark for about a month or so. Im from Edmonton, AB. Im working hard on nutrition because i have a broken toe and torn shoulder and am on rest right now (along with some other massive health issues). Januarys weight loss was really good but februarys has slowed down, probably due to lack of being able to exercise, because ive been really good with my nutrition. Glad to have found this group. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone much success and health <BR> Caladriana Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:41:31 EST Hello Hi all <BR> I'm from Calgary. It's great to know I'm not alone on this journey. I need to lose 50+. It would be nice to do this with fellow Albertans. Lets do it!!!! Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:33:56 EST Hello fellow Albertans My husband (BIGGUY41) joined this team and invited me to do so as well. So I did! He already gave you the low down of our losses to date. My goal is to reach 170lbs by June. <BR> <BR> It's nice to see so many members who are close to home. Travel with us on our journeys to fit, fab, and fantastic! Thu, 3 Feb 2011 17:14:03 EST Bonjour from Blackfalds Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> I thought I'd take a minute for a quick "Hello". <BR> <BR> I turned 41 on the 2nd of January and decided that after eating "my way" for years, it is time to eat "the right way" now. <BR> <BR> My wife (CHAR1970) and I both have some extra pounds to shed so we signed up on the 4th and as of today I am down 13.2 pounds and she has lost 9.8. <BR> <BR> My goal is to reach 205 by June and I look forward to sharing my journey with the great people here on SP. <BR> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:22:20 EST Newbie Hi, I'm in the Northwest of Calgary. Originally from Ontario. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:52:37 EST Greetings from Bonnyville :) Hello everyone, My name is Afton I'm 22 and I have a 16 month old son Kaden. I'm originally from Brooks, but moved to Bonnyville 2 years ago. Looking forward to meeting some fellow Albertans. Have a great day :) Mon, 24 Jan 2011 17:31:53 EST Calgary girl with lots to lose Hey there everyone, <BR> <BR> Well I guess my topic heading say it all. I am 27 year old Calgary girl with a lot of weight to lose. I am not here to make an excuses I got myself here because of lots of reasons. However what I am here for is support. I would love to be able to meet some people I can call friends that help hold me accountable. I am a fun girl that wears my heart on my sleeve. I promise if you commit yourself to being my support I will be there for you too. Feel free to take a ... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:30:19 EST group fitness for seriously obese? I'm looking for a walking buddy. Thanks for the Running Room suggestion... I've heard they are great, but at 322 lbs I don't think I can keep up. Does anyone know of any groups for seriously obese people who are just starting out? Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:11:31 EST Edmonton (U of A area) Hi! I joined spark today and look forward to sharing my journey to lose 157 pounds with you. The snow is overwhelming at the moment, but I got off the couch yesterday and registered for the YMCA at home 12 week health challenge (which includes a free 2 week membership to get me started). Woke up with a cold this morning, so the next few days I will focus on my calorie counting and then will add walking. I live in Belgravia (by U of A) with my delicious husband and lovely twin pre-teen daughte... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:04:32 EST snow, snow, SNOW!!! Hey there fellow Albertans! <BR> How are all of you enjoying all that snow we're getting? Personally I love it mainly because we had such a dry summer out here and we really need the moisture. On the other hand, it's not all that much fun to have to go out every day and shovel a path for my little dog, Tip to go out and do his business. Ah but, we're used to it, right! <BR> It's good exercise though!! And we've been snowed in so we can't get to the gym. Make do any way we can, eh!! Sat, 15 Jan 2011 18:30:27 EST cost of junk food vs. healthy food Did you read the Spark article comparing the what $20 will buy in terms of junk food and healthy food? My first reaction was that junk food seems to be the same price here as in the States where the food was priced, but that the healthy food was more expensive. The last item- Twizzlers vs. Dried Cranberries for example. <BR> <BR> However, today at Save-on-Foods in Edmonton, I bought a kg. of chicken breast for $10, a bunch of beets for 2.49, and a cauliflower and a honeydew melon for 9... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:57:27 EST Edson area Hey, I am looking for other people around Edson. Anyone here?? :) Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:16:15 EST Thanks, Winterwings! Just wanted to say THANKS A BUNCH to Winterwings who was nice enough to give me some help on changing my Spark Page and adding some background! <BR> You should be a teacher! Your directions were so easy to follow, I did it all by myself. And that's saying something for a 60+ newbie to all things computer! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>285</em> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:32:20 EST restaurant eating We were in Edmonton all day yesterday, shopping etc. and had lunch at Tony Roma's with some friends. I usually order the riblings with fries but this time I ordered the chicken pasta with chicken. The pasta sauce was tomato and the chicken was white meat. Couldn't eat the whole thing so I brought the rest home and had it for supper. Watching hubby wolf down ribs and fries didn't even bother me!! <BR> The idea of eating "out" kind of bothered me after starting Sparks, but yesterday gave me co... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 11:55:37 EST GO RIDERS!!! <em>281</em> <em>264</em> <BR> <BR> Everyone ready for the Big Game tomorrow? Of course all us Albertans are cheering for the Roughriders, right!!? <BR> <BR> I finally managed to achieve my weekly goal for calories burned for the first time; and I bettered it by 100+ calories! Feels good! Gives me motivation to push on. Sat, 27 Nov 2010 17:18:43 EST New from Northeast Edmonton (Londonderry area) Name is Carmel, and looking for someone to walk with or maybe go to the gym with @ Londonderry. Hope to hear from someone soon! :D Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:04:35 EST Hello Alberta New to this site and wanted to say hello. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 06:56:31 EST Alberta is GREAT Hi! <BR> I live on an acreage about 3 kms. from a tiny place called Tawatinaw!! Try saying THAT 10 times, fast!! LOL It's actually about 30 kms. north-east of Westlock, so I guess that qualifies me as a Northern Albertan. I just joined Spark People a couple of days ago and am really enjoying all the info and reading about all you people out there. <BR> I want to lose 50 lbs as well as get my cholesterol under control, and get more fit. To that end, I've gone through the Alberta Living Well pr... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 20:15:06 EST New to Sparks Glad to have found a team for Albertans! Hoping to meet some supportive friends and someone in the same boat as me (needing to loose a large amount)to motivate! Does anyone know of a good weight loss program,where you get to see a nutritionist, trainer,ect.? Fri, 15 Oct 2010 03:21:46 EST I'm new Good Afternoon everyone- I'm in Edmonton and new to all of this. I am finding along my journey that I am lacking support from friends. Nobody really gets it. maybe it's 'cause I have done this a million times before. This time is different- I'm not even completely sure how or why- I just think it's "the right time" <BR> <BR> I would really appreciate some moral support. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 15:50:54 EST Loving Life In Innisfail :) Wed, 22 Sep 2010 14:47:26 EST Red Deer or nearby? I am in Red Deer, and wouldn't mind meeting a few others in the area - moral support, motivation, exercising opportunities, etc. Are you nearby and thinking the same thing? <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 19:37:40 EST New! Just wanted to say hi! I'll be honest i don't have very much weight to lose, i would only like to lose about 10 pounds but i am mostly on here to tone and keep healthy! Sat, 21 Aug 2010 02:19:03 EST New from Medicine Hat Hi there, <BR> <BR> My name is Nicky and I am new to Sparkpeople! I was looking for a site that could provide me with links to people to support me on my never ending weight loss and improved health journey. Right now I am ashamed of myself as a few years ago I finally lost a lot of weight and felt amazing. I am back to square one now as I have gained it all back. I did have another baby but I cannot blame that as my weight gain started before conceiving and after having him... <BR> <BR> I ... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:24:32 EST Hello from Central Alberta!!! Hey everyone! <BR> soo Im new here, looking for some support and encouragement...I would love to hear your success stories! Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:47:48 EST Calgary ... moving to Okotoks We currently live in Calgary, but are moving to Okotoks in the fall! Tue, 3 Aug 2010 12:00:21 EST Its a fun fun sunshiney day!!!!! <em>224</em> <BR> Its gorgeous and fun outside! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 12:46:29 EST Hobbies I love to make ATC's - I joined a website called Swap-bot dot com and discovered them. I join the swaps I want and swap with the folks who also join. I haven't scrapbooked since then, so I need to slow down and get an album I started two years ago going again. I also read a lot and play Collapse Crunch on my computer. I'm a medal mounter, too, though that's a hobby/job. Mon, 5 Jul 2010 11:20:06 EST HI Iam new Hi everyone, <BR> just poping in to say hi and that I jsut joined again I was on her a while back but kinded of jsut quit. Iam mother of 3 boys and Iam a SAHM. <BR> I look forward to getting back on track here Thu, 10 Jun 2010 16:34:15 EST 20 female In edmonton looking for a buddy:) Heyy I just joined this yesterday and I am looking for a buddy, to work out with and motivate each other. I am female, 20 years old and living in Edmonton. If your interested in the buddy system message me:) Tue, 1 Jun 2010 17:48:07 EST Weightloss in Wainwright Is there anyone else on here from Wainwright? I could really use a fitness buddy here in town, someone who might try out Zumba with me! Wed, 19 May 2010 13:40:13 EST Hi from Innisfail Hi, my name is Christal and I live in Innisfailwith my boyfriend of 3 years and our 22month old son. Im a stay at home mom and Ive just started on getting my family and myself healthier and Im looking forward to getting to know new people here Thu, 6 May 2010 18:23:57 EST Hello from North Eastern Alberta! Hello! <BR> <BR> I am very glad to be a member of this team! I am very proud of my Alberta roots. I am a Mommy, a Registered Nurse and a Wife. I want to wish everyone the best of luck in your weight loss journey!! <BR> <BR> Take care! Tue, 4 May 2010 21:03:20 EST Edmonton Area Hello, and thanks to the team leader who invited me to join this team! I am back again with new resolve. I have come to realize the importance of a support network, and every little bit counts. Looking forward to lend support where I can! Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:32:32 EST Lethbridge There's a new team - Living Healthy in Lethbridge and Area. Sat, 17 Apr 2010 12:54:47 EST Fort McMurray Anyone??? Hey all! Living in Fort Mac AB, not alot of great ways to meet people. Looking for a gym or diet buddy! <BR> <BR> N. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:56:15 EST New from Calgary Hi, my name is Cathy, currently residing in Calgary, but home grown in Hinton. Been on weight watchers for 7 weeks so far, with a loss of 16 lbs. LOTS more to go. Loving this site. Giving me the extra motivation i need to keep pushing through. Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:19:27 EST Sherwood Park anyone? Wondering if there are other sparkers from Sherwood Park? : ) Sat, 20 Feb 2010 12:12:54 EST Hey... who let that Calgarian in here!? Hello all, <BR> As you can guess - I'm living in Calgary. <BR> <BR> I thought I would join-up and see what the other Albertans are up to. I wouldn't want a party to start without me!! Wed, 17 Feb 2010 16:09:10 EST NW resident too! Hello all...what a treat to join an internet site and actually find others living in your neighbourhood. I live in Scenic Acres and work in Tuscany. <BR> <BR> As I am brand new to the site, looking forward to meeting others and learning from those who have been around here and can teach me the ropes. I hope to be an encouragement and support wherever I can. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Julia Mon, 8 Feb 2010 23:04:12 EST New to site...Living in Scenic Acres in NW Calgary Hello my fellow Calgarians...well, I thought I would check out this site today, ended up joining and now looking for a local buddy to encourage and support. If you are interested....well, you know where to find me... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Julia Sat, 6 Feb 2010 22:05:53 EST New graphic with urging from some members of this Alberta group, as well as the other Alberta group members, that is dying. I changed the graphic. Some of the other team members have also made mention of the name and how its not positive.. not willing to change it because I do like it. But did make the graphic change. <BR> Cat Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:00:26 EST need help with weight loss ticker... i have a weight loss ticker set up. It says on the ticker (kg) . is there anyway to set it so it shows pounds instead? if not, how would i go about converting my weight results in kg instead of pounds? Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:15:14 EST Anyone from Camrose and surrounding area? I would love to meet for an exercise buddy or coffee/support buddy. Let me know. <em>9</em> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:35:44 EST HI! I'm new to the site and I live in Edmonton. I've never counted calories before and was amazed at how much I've had already! This is an eye opener! Tue, 19 Jan 2010 17:07:29 EST Calcium This is so cool! Dr. Oz mentions Spark People and The Spark! Oh and they talk about calcium too. lol <BR> <BR> <link><BR>r-with-this-creamy-food </link> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 08:38:36 EST Hello from Edmonton Hi everyone, it looks like everyone is roughly on the same path I am. Trying to lose some weight, some fitness goals, daily challenges....I'm excited to be using this website and for the last week or two, it has been really helpful. Still figuring out all the features but I'm sure I'll get it eventually. Sure nice to be here! Fri, 15 Jan 2010 19:30:20 EST I'm new here Hi all, <BR> I first joined SparkPeople back in 2008, didn't do much with it, just off and on. Now I'm back and committed to making some healthy changes in my life! I am new to this team and just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I am a 52 year old nurse from Calgary, and my weight loss goal for this year is 30 pounds. I will still be obese at that weight, but since I've been losing the same 10 pounds and gaining back 15 most of my adult life, if I can actually lose and keep 30 po... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:42:01 EST The one thing on my mine 99% of the time is WEIGHT Hi, I joined Sparks on Halloween! What a fabulous find!! I am slowly getting used to everything this has to offer. I started very slowly because I caught a bad cold a few days after signing up. I get very pumped; the more I find and read. I am also motivating for two. Both my boyfriend and I have put on too many pounds the last 3 years. I am slowly getting him interested in this site as well. We are working on changing bad habits that we both have. The worst one I think is the couch potato... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:22:11 EST New from Calgary Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm from Calgary, am new to the site and love it! I am looking for online buddies to help keep me motivated with my exercise routine....Look forward to getting to know everyone! Cheers, Joey Thu, 5 Nov 2009 22:10:52 EST Just Joined - From Calgary Hi There! <BR> <BR> I'm pretty new to spark people. I just had my second weigh in today and am down 3.6 lbs. I'm looking for a message board to follow and to stay connected to other people with the same goals in mind. I find it's much easier to stay on track with a community supporting each other. Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:41:49 EST Looking for "weight loss buddy" in Edmonton Hello <BR> <BR> I am 26 and live on the South Side of Edmonton and am looking for a friend. Someone who I can connect with daily on hear or by phone who will keep me accountable in regards to my excercise and diet and whom I can help as well. Anyone interested? Tue, 6 Oct 2009 18:26:51 EST Lloydminster, AB/SK Just letting everyone know that if you're from Lloydminster, I started a new Spark Team called Lloydminster, AB/SK. Come and check it out. <em>30</em> <BR> Karen Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:36:10 EST any others from Lethbridge? I am still pretty new to this site, I like it so far. Just wanting to see if there is any one else from Lethbridge out there.. Thu, 10 Sep 2009 08:23:49 EST Battle of alberta I was wondering If we should have a spark battle of Alberta, if a leader is interested let me know. Tue, 8 Sep 2009 00:30:42 EST Red Deer region HI ya all, although I have been on sparks for a year, I was away for 6 months and just recently came back. <BR> <BR> I realized that I cannot do this alone and need YOUR help to make this happen. <BR> <BR> I would love it if there is someone in my area who is looking for a work out buddy, I mostly go for power walks and do yoga at home as this year I am watching my pocket book. <BR> <BR> I love meeting people from all over the world, but we Canadians are a little different and its nice to ... Sat, 5 Sep 2009 12:57:12 EST new here from southern Alberta Hi everyone. I am new to the spark people thing. I am still trying to find my way around here. Nice to see an Alberta page!! I hope to get to know some of you! Wed, 2 Sep 2009 09:30:15 EST Newbie here I joined SP last month and just have to say that I am so happy to have found it. My husband works all over so we live in our RV and tend to move about every 2 weeks to another great Alberta location. I love this life style but I sure do miss my treadmill. <BR> Looking forward to checking out all the posts for this team. Wed, 2 Sep 2009 01:37:53 EST CIBC Run for the Cure for Breast Cancer in Calgary I am on a sparkteam running across Canada for the CIBC run for the cure. Anyone interested in joining me here in Calgary? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=35523 </link> <BR> Join the team, and let me know. I posted the blog for Calgary. Can't wait to see you all there. <BR> <BR> <em>57</em> <em>57</em> <em>57</em> <em>57</em> <em>57</em> <em>57</em> <em>57</em> <em>57</em> <em>57</em> Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:26:29 EST Looking for a workout buddy in the camrose area Hello everyone I live In daysland alberta and Im looking for a buddy to get together a few times a week to do aqua size or kick boxing or any other fun workout activity. Im 24 years old and am looking to lose at least a 100 pounds. So if anyone's interested drop me a line on here so send me a email. Fri, 31 Jul 2009 20:23:55 EST Living in SW Calgary Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> First day on this website and already loving the support everyone offers each other. <BR> <BR> I was hoping to find a support buddy to get me back to my ideal weight. If anyone is looking for a gym buddy, please let me know. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:43:13 EST WHAT WEEIGHT LOSE PROGRAM TO FOLLOW? <BR> <BR> Could someone guide me here? I guess I am a slow learner or something? <BR> Thanks, Marjie Wed, 8 Jul 2009 00:58:46 EST Hi I am from Alberta too and have just started My name is Marjie and I am hoping that the Spark Team will give me the motivation I need. <BR> I am from Sherwood Park, just outside of Edmonton. Looking for any help or advice anyone has to offer. An encouraging word even! :o} <BR> Their is so much information on this site I don't know where to start. Can anyone give me a clue to what to do first? <BR> Thanks and Hoping to hear. <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:00:40 EST Anyone from Medicine Hat? nt Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:33:23 EST Howdy From Calgary Just joined today. I'm 37 and have ALOT of weight to lose but I'm taking it one day at a time. <BR> <BR> Feel free to add me as a Spark Buddy! <BR> <BR> Glenna Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:38:13 EST Great day! Well, finally seeing some warm weather. My garden will finally start to grow. have to replant my cukes, they frosted up just a little last w/e. Hope everyone has a great weekend. <em>252</em> Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:51:24 EST Great to finally be here! I had my weigh in today. Lost 2 lbs; 2" off my hips and 1" off my neck. Finally am seeing some results. I have to say, I did 30 minutes of cardio this morning. Due to my lung disease, I can't be outside walking because I become very short of breath. As the scale goes down, I;m hoping I can start a rigorous walking program. For now, it's Leslie Sansom indoors as well as my stationary bike. <em>252</em> Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:44:14 EST I'm from Edmonton Hi All you fellow Albertan's! Great to catch up with you. Have belonged since April/09 and love this site. I've been telling my doctor and several friends about how great this is. Now that I've found Albertan's, this tops everything off in great fashion. Look forward to our journey together! I go by Wendy, by the way! Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:25:20 EST Hi from Central Alberta! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> As implied in my title I am from central Alberta - I have been with SP for over a year now, but haven't been too involved in teams until lately. I have lost 48 pounds to date, and would like to go 14 more! <BR> <BR> P.S. You guys up north, I'd really like our nice weather back!! Something doesn't seem right with this picture! <em>20</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:34:19 EST Know of good activities in Edmonton? I'm new to SP and in search of some good workout activities in and around Edmonton. Any suggestions? Fri, 29 May 2009 18:33:34 EST Hello Alberta! (Calgary - SW/Central) Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> Congratulations to all of your on this site! and have lost weight! :) yay! <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SP for some time now, but seemt o constaly fall off the banwagon. This time, I figure if I use the "community" and form some relationships - I feel obligated to succeed as a team! :) <BR> <BR> I'm relatively new to the Calgary area - live in the Spruce Ridge area. I can't wait for the white stuff to disappear and enjoy our great outdoors! <BR> <BR> Hope ... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 13:45:33 EST The Weather and Exercising I find that with the longer winters we have here in Alberta, it's more difficult to get motivated to exercise. <BR> <BR> When the sun is shining, it's hard to stay indoors! I want to be out and moving and loving the sun! So much easier to start doing things around the house and before I know it, a few hours of outdoor work has gone by. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else feel this way? Sun, 5 Apr 2009 07:30:59 EST Hi There From SW Calgary Hello...just joined Spark and would love to meet my goals with the friendship of like minded people. So if anyone wants to say hi and get together to do some excercise...please let me know. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 18:52:31 EST New from SE looking for buddy!! Hi there, Im 26 years old living in McKenzie Towne, looking for any buddies in the area? <BR> I just signed up to spark people and am finding it a wee bit intimidating!! <BR> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:31:54 EST Where is SPRING? Alright, someone stole it. <BR> <BR> I'm SURE we were supposed to have spring after winter. All I see is winter! Now don't get me wrong, I like winter. <BR> <BR> But c'mon enough already! <BR> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Less of that white stuff and the freezing temperature and more of this! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> And a bit of this <BR> <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> So we can start seeing these! <BR> <em>125</em> <em>14... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:54:41 EST Hi from Camrose hi just joined and still learning about the site, glad to see some Alberta people here thanks for the warm welcome and encouragement I'm already recieving, very cool. <em>247</em> Sun, 8 Mar 2009 11:57:53 EST Hi from Calgary! Hi everyone! I am looking to get back into shape, and hoping to drop some pounds while doing so, since I have been continually gaining weight slowly... <BR> <BR> Does anyone happen to be in the NE area of Calgary and is looking for walking/running buddy? I am not a runner now, but I am looking for someone that wants to work at it with me, and together, be runners eventually! LOL! Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:25:09 EST Question Hi everyone. I hope everybody is having a happy, healthy and motivated day! I need some opinions about an exercise I'm doing. I go to the "Butterdome" during my lunch hour and do the stairs in the bleacher area along with some abdominal work. My question is: Does climbing the stairs count as cardio and strength training (ie leg muscles) or is it just considered cardio. Any opinions or help with this would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks and good luck to all in you exercise ven... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 11:05:21 EST Greetings from Athabasca AB I live in Athabasca AB (about 2 hours north of Edmonton). I am happy to find other Albertans on this site <em>30</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 20:52:38 EST Team Huddle <em>244</em> <BR> Come on team members, it says we have 369 members but it is always the same members who huddle and thats very few! So come on and huddle!Let us show Spark People Alberta Losers are winners! Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:17:18 EST Quiz: Which Force of Nature Are You Most Like? Here's a fun little quiz. Please post your results if you're comfortable doing so. <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ch-force-of-nature-are-you-most-like </link> <BR> <BR> Here's what I got. <BR> <BR> Lightning <BR> You come and you go. You don't mind if people don't like you, it won't change who you are. You come off strong and aggressive. You are quick-witted and love to be right. You are a strong and independent. Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:02:35 EST female/f rty/from alberta Hi all, as the topic indicates I am a 40 year old female from Alberta and am a newbie to this site. I've had a little look around and it looks like it's going to be an awsome place for encouragement and accountability for health and wellness & weight loss. I look forward to the journey and encourage you all on your own journies for the year. :-) Yay team Alberta!! Sat, 21 Feb 2009 17:22:48 EST Move it!!! So did you move it today?? <BR> What did you do??? <BR> How long? <BR> Cat Fri, 20 Feb 2009 22:06:25 EST New to the team. Just thought I'd join you all. I'm Melaney, 31 yrs old hoping to lose about 55-60 lbs. I jusy joined Spark about a wk ago. Still learning all the stuff here. Any site tips would be helpfull! Thanks! Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:44:47 EST How Renovations Begin... Well I've only used my treadmill once this week, but we've been renovating the back bedroom into my sewing room. So I've been getting plenty of exercise! <BR> <BR> This started off with, "Hey honey, let's buy those two shelves at the second hand store and I can put my material on them." <BR> <BR> Then it was, "Hmmm, I really should paint the wall before moving those ginormous shelves in. I won't be able to do it once they're in place and loaded with material." <BR> <BR> This was followed... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 08:15:29 EST New Treadmill I bought a new treadmill for myself for Valentine's Day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, it's second hand, but new to me! And it's a manual so you have to push when you walk to get it started. I haven't tried it yet; tonight will be the first night! <BR> <BR> I put it in the basement next to hubby's computer so I can talk to him while I exercise and he surfs the web. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm going to start with 10 minutes only, then see if I can walk tomorrow. HA! In a month, I should have eit... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:34:37 EST Hi, new here Hey, i am from east central alberta in a very small town, originally from calgary. I have lost 45lbs so far and need to reach my goal of 50lbs in a year. I have till Mar 28. I am doing weight watchers on my own and love it. I have 2 great kids 7 and 4, and this last 5 lbs will take all the pregnancy weight off. I would also like to lose 10lbs before the summer. I have kinda fallen off the wagon and hope go get my but in gear after the holiday. I also got a wii fit xmas and hoping to get into... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:16:20 EST Valentine's Day I wish you all a great Valentine's Day! <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> If you did something special, why not add to this thread and let all us romantics (like me) share in your joy? <BR> <BR> Hubby and I are going to a party tonight, a dress-up party. This should be good! It's called a "J Party" and you're to dress up in something starting with J. <BR> <BR> We're going as a Jarl and Jarla (medieval norse Lord and Lady). I'll fill you all in tomorrow on what great costumes we... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 11:59:10 EST Im new to this team! Hi! I have a joke! Hey guys, <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day!!!!! P.S Alberta is awesome! <BR> <BR> I have a joke. <BR> <BR> Why is alberta always windy!?? <BR> <BR> Because........... <BR> <BR> BC Blows and Saskatchwan SUCKS! Hehe. <BR> <BR> Heard this the other day thought i should share! Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:53:25 EST Success Stories Hi Fellow Albertans! I'm new to the group but I was just wondering if you had a success story that you would like to share with me. I realize that we will all loose at different times and areas of our bodies but I was just wondering if you lost weight, How did you do it? How long did it take you? etc, etc. <BR> <BR> On a side question, how does one get one of those neat pictures that appears to be digital of a "current" picture and then a "future" picture of what one might look like. An... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 18:00:29 EST Wii Fit What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it is a good workout? Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:08:52 EST Time to get in gear again... It's a couple weeks short of a year that I started on Spark people, and I have been an on again off again kind of person. Christmas in Hawaii gave me the excuse to let myself indulge a little too much, so its time once again to get in gear and go for the gold, so to speak... Anyone else in the same boat?? <em>46</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:19:18 EST Hello from Okotoks Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am 30 years old, and joined sparkpeople in order to help myself become healthier and give myself some additional motivation. <BR> <BR> I Live in Okotoks (20min South of Calgary) <BR> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 18:44:39 EST Julie from Edmonton Hi! I'm pretty new to Sparkpeople. I've been tracking my food & reading here since the first of the month after my sister pleaded with me to join. <BR> <BR> I live in the north end of Edmonton & am from Nova Scotia originally. I have 3 children & 5 stepchildren & am a full time stay at home mom. I have over 100 pounds to lose just to get to my comfort range & closer to 150 according to my doctor. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to find some motivation as I tend to skip the exercise part & binge-eat. I... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:30:02 EST Southern Alberta if your in Southern Alberta, put your post here, <BR> going to see if we can match up Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer members so you have buddies, or friends or coffee klatch's <BR> (believe Lethbridge has a coffee group...) <BR> Cat Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:48:38 EST Central Alberta if your in Central Alberta, put your post here, <BR> going to see if we can match up Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer members so you have buddies, or friends or coffee klatch's <BR> (believe Lethbridge has a coffee group...) <BR> Cat Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:47:32 EST Northern Albertan's? if your in Northern Alberta, put your post here, <BR> going to see if we can match up Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer members so you have buddies, or friends or coffee klatch's <BR> (believe Lethbridge has a coffee group...) <BR> Cat Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:46:48 EST Medicine Hat Anyone if your in Medicine Hat, put your post here, <BR> going to see if we can match up Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer members so you have buddies, or friends or coffee klatch's <BR> (believe Lethbridge has a coffee group...) <BR> Cat Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:45:35 EST Lethbridge Anyone? if your in Lethbridge, put your post here, <BR> going to see if we can match up Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer members so you have buddies, or friends or coffee klatch's <BR> (believe Lethbridge has a coffee group...) <BR> cat Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:44:55 EST Red Deer Anyone if your in Red Deer, put your post here, <BR> going to see if we can match up Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer members so you have buddies, or friends or coffee klatch's <BR> (believe Lethbridge has a coffee group...) <BR> Cat Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:44:25 EST Calgary Anyone? if your in Calgary, put your post here, <BR> going to see if we can match up Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer members so you have buddies, or friends or coffee klatch's <BR> (believe Lethbridge has a coffee group...) <BR> Cat Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:43:30 EST Edmonton anyone? if your in Edmonton, put your post here, <BR> going to see if we can match up Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer members so you have buddies, or friends or coffee klatch's <BR> (believe Lethbridge has a coffee group...) <BR> Cat Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:42:26 EST Hello fellow Albertans! I live in the Southeast corner (close to the Sask. border) and 2 children, am 45+ and have decided (after many,many attempts) to committ to myself a healthier way of life. Looking forward to sharing the ride! Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:31:44 EST new member from Edmonton Hello from Edmonton! Good to see all of the Alberta winners at losing. Good work people! <BR> g Mon, 29 Dec 2008 23:40:54 EST New Today Hello everyone. I just joined this team today. Been on spark people for awhile but was not that motivated. However, that has changed. I live in Red Deer and have just joined TOPS. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 22:22:04 EST Where would you take a road trip to in Alberta? This is not a question about diet or exercise. <BR> What i would like to know is where are the most beautiful spots in Alberta. If i was on the road <BR> is your town a must see on my trip? <BR> Where would you go to on a road trip? <BR> What is a must see? <BR> Donna <em>213</em> Thu, 27 Nov 2008 11:06:09 EST Hi new to this team . Hey just wanted to say hi joined the team today. <BR> Have been on spark for 5 months lost close to 50 pounds <BR> Feeling good looking better and hoping to keep going get the rest of this weight off and keep it off. Keep <BR> sparking and i now i will. I live in Calgary moved from <BR> Vancouver 3 years ago liking it here.(Born here) <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Donna Sun, 23 Nov 2008 18:03:55 EST Calling Lethbridge & Area <em>235</em> Hello all, I started a Lethbridge Team in September called "Lethbridge Coffee Club". I do know that some of you were trying to get together this past spring for walking. I feel that there are members of Lethbridge Coffee Club also interested in this. Is there a way to do it together? "Lethbridge Walking & Coffee Club?" I would just love to meet with you all!!! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>243</em> <em>250</em> <em>244</em> <em>285</em> <em>220</em> <em>205</em> <em>247</em>... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 21:30:29 EST Novembers steps or miles Nov 1 3.2 miles <BR> Nov 2 3.4 <BR> Nov 3 1.6 Tue, 4 Nov 2008 10:44:40 EST Another Alberta Group Hi everyone... There's another Alberta group if you are interested! It's called Sparking Albertans... the link to it is in my signature. Please stop by and join... we can do this together!!!! <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:20:23 EST Lethbridge Coffee Club meeting I've set the next date for our Lethbridge Coffee Club for Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30. We will meet at Tim Horton's at Scenic. Hope to see you then, new Lethbridgians welcome! Wilma <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:22:16 EST Calgary Just wanted to know how may peole we have in here from Calgary! Tue, 14 Oct 2008 15:05:20 EST New Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi. I am new to Sparkpeople. I had happened across the site a while back but never really acted on it. Now that I need some change in my life I thought it was the perfect time to try this out. So far, so good. I find the site very helpful and motivating, and the recourses are awesome. <BR> <BR> A little about me. <BR> <BR> Age: 19 <BR> Sex: Female <BR> Height: 5'4 <BR> Weight: 145lbs <BR> Hair: Blonde <BR> Eyes: Blue ... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 15:00:01 EST October steps or miles Keep track of all steps or your miles. Wed, 1 Oct 2008 17:57:57 EST Attention Lethbridge SP members Tomorrow, Saturday is our FIRST (monthly?) coffee meeting at Tim Horton's on Scenic Drive at 10:00 am. I will be wearing blue jeans, a white airshow t-shirt and have shoulderlenght brown hair and glasses. O yes, I will probably be the biggest woman there..... See you all tomorrow!!! Wilma <BR> <em>250</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>249</em> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 23:40:30 EST Get it away from me!! Hi! I was sitting here, sucking back a 60 calorie Halloween sized pack of Twizzler Nibs, when I realized that I need to get them AWAY from the computer desk and get it STUCK in my brain that they're for the kids lunches! I've come to the conclusion that I can resist chips (yes, even Doritos!... mostly lol), chocolate and baked goods (although that one's a toughie!!) but for some reason I can inhale a bag of licorice before I know what's hit me. Not sure why that is but wow are they hard to re... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 21:38:24 EST new to this team Hi, I live is southern alberta and am so happy to find a team with people from all over the province. This sight gives me so much motivation. Fri, 5 Sep 2008 00:46:49 EST LETHBRIDGE Coffee Club Hello! Lethbridge and area. I would like to set a date and time to meet with you all over coffee. I will be at Tim Horton's at Scenic Drive (downtown) Saturday, September 13 @ 10:00 am. Please let me know if you are coming. Hope to see you all soon! <BR> Wilma <BR> <em>106</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>205</em> <em>224</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>271</em> Fri, 5 Sep 2008 00:08:39 EST TODAY! THE PEOPLE OF THE GOSPEL. Philippians 1:8 <BR> God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Sep 2008 10:59:13 EST September Miles Post Ready to roll??? <BR> No matter where you get your miles from.. <BR> walking <BR> biking <BR> anything, <BR> Cat Mon, 1 Sep 2008 21:28:26 EST It's a new day!! Which didn't start out too well. lol I have a feeling that today is going to be one of those high calorie days. BUT Just because it started out high calorie (I caved at breakfast out... sausage... high calorie!!) doesn't mean it has to stay that way!! :D I know I'll be over but I can keep it under control. :) Like just now. :) We had a late breakfast so I won't likely have lunch. I guess that the calories balance out then. :) I wanted something sweet so instead of eating the entire chocolate... Sat, 23 Aug 2008 15:59:42 EST Help! It's almost supper and I've managed to stay busy until now but I'm hungry! lol I know supper is only 30 minutes or less away but I really would like to have something to eat now. :( <BR> <BR> I've budgeted out my food on my Nutrition page and I'm already slightly (within 100 calories) over my daily limit and I know I'll want a snack later so I'm trying to save my calories for that. I've diveated by 2 small cherry tomatoes and an 1/8th of a tsp of coconut flavored (homemade) frosting (lol ju... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 20:04:59 EST new girl HI Everyone, <BR> I'm Niki. I live in Medicine Hat.I am a mom of two boys. I work at a food bank so I am tempted by food a lot. <BR> I am fairly new to this site and very new to the forums. I LOVE this site. It really helps me look at how healthy (or unhealthy) my lifestyle is and be accountable for what I am doing. Fri, 22 Aug 2008 11:07:40 EST Hello from Momma_Grizz - a fellow Albertan Hi I'm new here. This is a fantastic site and I wish I had found it at the beginning of my weight loss journey! All I can say is - WOW! <BR> <BR> I spent the morning reading a lot of "How To's and What's This". There is a lot to learn and I'm sure I'll learn but probably slowly. I admit to being "technically challenged" (teaching an old dog new tricks as they say). It's great - thinking and doing out of the box. <BR> <BR> I am married - mother of 2 grown sons (still living at home - even ... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 23:00:59 EST How do you beat the heat? Wow!!! How is everyone? Rare, medium rare or well done! rofl It's 28.5*c IN my house today! Holy Hanna!! lol I don't sweat but wow am I glistening! I'm wilting more than anything at this point. <BR> <BR> How do you all beat the heat and still keep moving? <BR> <BR> My movements have been mostly house work. We went out for a bit to get my dd's birthday pictures taken and we're going out for dinner later. Soooo not Spark approved! hehehe She wants pizza. :P It won't be so bad if I only hav... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:14:39 EST new here very excited Hi all I am new to spark people. I live in a remote area of Northern Alberta. Which thankfully puts me in Edmonton on a monthly basis. I am very excited to get started. I have recently seen my family Doctor to discuss my plans to lose weight, I will be seeing him weekly for tracking purposes and B12 injections. SO here I am on week one can't wait to get started Fri, 15 Aug 2008 14:49:03 EST Introducing: Wilma Hello friends: <BR> <BR> I'll try to write you an introduction to me that kinda explains me. I was born in the Netherlands in 1954 and immigrated to Canada in 1976. I live in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. I have never been at my "ideal" weight. I entered the world at 10 lbs. and have been growing ever since, except for the period with diet centre, when I got down to 200 lbs. and gained it all and more back. I have been on low call diets on and off since I was a young teenager. I also hav... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 20:07:24 EST August Miles Post Keep it going group <BR> cat Thu, 31 Jul 2008 01:38:41 EST Working steps in... I'm doing better every day and I'm getting more done around the house but I'm still not going above 3000 steps per day. We used steps as a little math practice when I asked my ds8 how many steps I could get in 45 minutes if 5 minutes equals 500 steps. lol He counted it all out by 5's to see how many 5's were in 45 then added 500 that many times. The long way to do it but he's just starting to do multiplication and division. lol After he came up with the same answer I did I told him how I did... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:11:11 EST Good Afternoon! How is everyone on this bright, hot Alberta summer day? lol I don't know about you but my energy's being zapped by the heat! I have gotten up and moved a bit, dishes done etc but I'm finding it hard to get up off this chair. <BR> <BR> Oh... I guess I should introduce myself, eh? lol I'm Candice. I'm 34 years old and weigh in at 207.5lbs. I've been married for 10 years and have 2 beautiful children, ds8 and dd4. We live just south of Edmonton. <BR> <BR> I've been dieting, on and off, since... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 16:38:12 EST Weight Wise Is anyone in the Edmonton area, besides me, involved in the Capital Health "Weight Wise" program? Sun, 13 Jul 2008 15:22:55 EST July Miles Post you can move over your previous posts here or just do what you feel like doing.. <BR> I will make a new post for me. <BR> cat Tue, 8 Jul 2008 22:43:21 EST I just over came a fear - have you? i just rode my bike for 40 minutes. first time back on since 2 knee replacements. I have been afraid of falling. AND I DIDN'T. Yahoo! <BR> <BR> What fear have you overcome? Wed, 25 Jun 2008 19:16:07 EST What is your summer time favorite fruit?? I thought if I started this thread maybe a few of our members would come in and post some of their favorite fresh in season fruits. <BR> <BR> For summer I love all the berries in season, when the fresh fruit truck shows up on the street with fresh cherries, strawberries, nectarines, and stuff like that, I'm right there picking up lots of fresh fruit. My favorite is golden cherries, they are gold and bigger than a regular cherry. Delicious. Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:08:08 EST New here .. <BR> HI I am a mom of 4 and I live in calgary.. We moved here from Northern Ontario 3 years ago.. We love it here.. <BR> Look forward to "talking" to you all <BR> Laura Tue, 3 Jun 2008 13:39:41 EST Hi from Calgary Living in the McKenzie Lake area and trying to walk, read and knit my way thin. Mon, 26 May 2008 12:21:34 EST Spring is here...Where are you? Good morning everyone. I just dropped by to say it's a lovely spring day. My grass is greening up. My bulbs are blooming and I had a good night sleep. I am feeling great today. I think all of the stretches and exercises are making an improvement in my health. I hope the rest of you are able to be pain free today so you can get outside and take advantage of the sunshine, birds singing and all of the flowers in bloom. I'm off to take my granddaughter to the park to play this afternoon. It will ... Wed, 7 May 2008 13:12:32 EST Miles for May Team Challenge I set up our first team challenge <BR> since we have so few active members, and we have about 5 or 6 regular posters in the april challenge, I made it for miles <BR> goal is 700 miles for the month of May. <BR> between the whole group, once a day mark in your miles... <BR> do 3 miles on the elipitical add that <BR> do 6 miles in jogging add that <BR> pedometer says you did 4 miles today, add that. <BR> see if we can make our goal. <BR> If you want to add another goal let me know <BR> 700 mile... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:33:40 EST Hi everyone Hi, I joined sparks 2 weeks ago, but i'm just starting to get the hang of everything. I am a stay home mom of three kids, and live 30 south of Lloydminster. I was surprised but happy to see so many people for canada. i look forward to getting to know all of you. Fri, 11 Apr 2008 21:17:00 EST April step, minutes, miles challenge sorry I was not getting this groups messages, no idea. I am back sorry so slack off <BR> I am going for the same steps next month as I did this month, even though I didn't make goal <BR> <BR> 294,500 steps in April <BR> <BR> Cat Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:18:54 EST Election day Just a reminder that today is election day for all us lovely Albertans. Mon, 3 Mar 2008 13:06:30 EST March Minutes/st teps/miles challenge this is just like February. You can track minutes exercised, or steps walked or miles walked, run or elliptical. <BR> start with your goal and the work your way down to zero <BR> <BR> sample: <BR> I want to do 9500 steps a day for March <BR> so 9500 for 31 days is 294,500 steps in March <BR> March 1: 13,876/294,500/280,624 <BR> March 2: 8,900/294,500/271,724 <BR> <BR> if your goal is miles then: <BR> 5 miles a day, for 31 days = 155 <BR> March 1: 2/155/153 <BR> March 2: 8/155/145 <BR> <BR>... Fri, 29 Feb 2008 12:57:19 EST Favorite (guilty pleasure) workout music? Hello ladies just wondering if anyone out there had any music in there ipod that is great to work out to but kinda embarrassing to admit. <BR> <BR> Ok I will go first I love listening to Hannah Montana. My daughter loves it and I gotta admit it is a great beat to keep pace with when I am out walking the dog. <BR> <BR> Well have a great day everyone. I am loving the sunshine. <BR> <BR> Tracie Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:03:22 EST February Miles/Min ute/Steps challenge How about we start with a challenge... <BR> mark your mile goal, and then count down as you go through your month <BR> do steps, use that, goal for the month and count down as you go <BR> do minutes instead? <BR> do your goal for the month and then count down your minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> Sample <BR> my goal for February would be 9,000 steps a day for a total of 261,000 steps <BR> Feb. 1: 8,248/261,000/252,752 <BR> Feb. 2: 12,582/261,000/240,170 <BR> <BR> Cat Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:34:44 EST Greetings from CowTown !! Hi everyone! <BR> Mom of three grown kids on the last legs of honestly calling myself "40 something." Nice to know there is an Alberta contingent on here!! :) <BR> <BR> First day on here, so just sorting myself out, and getting ready to kick my own butt into gear, as that 50th birthday is approaching.. Yikes!! lol <BR> <BR> They say age is just a number, but, honestly, I'm partial to the lower ones myself, (both in age and on the scale!!) <em>20</em> Sun, 27 Jan 2008 19:41:22 EST Hello Alberta I just joined a few days ago and have spent many hours on here trying to figure out who it all works, I've finally got a meal plan and exercise plan set up, so wish me luck. <BR> I live in central Alberta in a thriving community of Olds, after living in Calgary for 20 years, I find it very relaxing and am hoping with the lack of stress from the big city, this may help me concentrate on my goals. Anyway, Hello to all Sat, 26 Jan 2008 14:24:01 EST Portion control plate with slim-fast purchase At Walmart, for just under $12, you get a can of slim-fast powder, a box of muffin bars, and a portable, divided, portion control plate. I thought...what have I got to lose at this point? I went to weigh in last night, and the results were....bad!! I'm now ABOVE what I was in 2003. But that's for a whole other post. <BR> <BR> Anyway, it's divided in three section. 1/2 the plate is divided for veggies, 1/4 is for protein and 1/4 for carbs. <BR> <BR> Just in case anyone is interested <BR> <B... Wed, 9 Jan 2008 19:27:40 EST Off to Orlando! Hey all! <BR> <BR> I am off to Orlando early tomorrow morning to take part in the '08 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend with Team in Training, and initiative of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am sure my weekend will be full of laughs, tears, cheers, and touching moments, and I hope to keep you all posted with what I am up to either when I am there, or when I get back on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Amber <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:10:12 EST intro hello fellow Albertans and Happy New Year to you all!! <BR> I first joined SP in May '07 but didn't get as involved as I should have. So, here I am again. ;) <BR> I live just outside a teeny town in Southern Alberta called Champion with my family. <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all!! <BR> <BR> Jodi <BR> Sat, 5 Jan 2008 11:51:27 EST The Biggest Loser - couples - spoiler thread Who's watching? I sooo knew that the couple who got voted off last night would go!! Shame on the dad for behaving like that with his daughter!!! He let her down BIG TIME, and he didn't even care one bit!!! Wed, 2 Jan 2008 14:00:01 EST I am really good at.... Gaining!! That's why I haven't been on here...I lose 10 or 15 pounds, then in a matter of weeks, it's back on...And this is when I'm doing everything right!!!! So, I usually end up giving up because if I"m doing everything right and I gain, I have the mind set that I might just as well forget it all and have fun gaining...if I"m gonna gain again. <BR> <BR> I made some important decisions for this year though... <BR> <BR> I'm not going to use the word "diet" anymore. Diet means temporary,... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 13:58:15 EST Excited - new local Team in Training Chapter! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you all in on some exciting news... Team in Training is starting in Edmonton in January! The spring/summer season will be Vancouver and San Diego Rock n' Roll Marathons in May and June '08, and I was already asked to be a mentor! I am so excited! <BR> <BR> Just thought I would let you all in on the great news! :) (Light the Night started here this past September, and I was on the organizing committee for that, as well). <BR> <BR> Have a good on... Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:52:10 EST Hi there Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Nov 2007 15:57:37 EST I'm Excited! I am so excited!!! My Leslie Sansone DVD's arrived today! I popped one in the machine right away and I have to say, I LOVE IT! <BR> <BR> One question to WATP people though... how do you track calories burned when using these videos? <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:24:04 EST Weather Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> Today in St. Paul, AB it was cold and snowy... what was it like in your area? <BR> <BR> Related to this, is how does the change in weather affect your exercise program? Part of my program is walking outside, and I am beginning to have a hard time motivating myself to bundle up and get outside. <BR> <BR> Would love your thoughts on this. Sun, 11 Nov 2007 00:01:01 EST Cold Weather Exercise! Okay people I want to know what y'all do when the weather cramps your exercise plans. I went and bought some more workout videos for Mon,Wed,Fri days and then I walk outside on the other days. I just bundle up and coax my hubby into coming along to protect me (hey it gets dark at 7 pm, time change should help some!) and so he gets some exercise too. We have a treadmill and a stationary bike for when it's too cold/windy/icy/muddy outside. So that's it for me, I like swimming so I might get a p... Fri, 2 Nov 2007 17:18:53 EST Hi Everyone I'm just starting my 6th week with SP. I'm just learning about SparkTeams and how to post. So I just wanted to wish everyone luck on their quest to become healthier Albertans. Can't wait to get to know some of you. I love Alberta, I was born here and I still reside here. <em>213</em> Sun, 28 Oct 2007 16:19:51 EST I am visiting Nanton today (virtually) I have been a member here for a while and am tracking my kilometers, hubby and I figured that I have walked since the begining of September from Airdrie (where I live to Nanton, all while walking in and around Airdrie, doing WAPT dvd's and doing the treadmill. Not sure where my next stop will be. <BR> cat Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:12:28 EST Biggest Loser I watched the show last night and I must say it never fails to inspire me. I find myself cheering them all on and sharing in their feelings of triumph and accomplishment. Seems I need that weekly boost to improve my own mood. I feel great today!! <BR> <em>185</em> Wed, 3 Oct 2007 11:23:39 EST What Have You Found <BR> I'm curious to know what others have found helps them on the road to Health. <BR> I have found: <BR> -Comfortable shoes make a difference <BR> - water before a meal makes me full faster <BR> -Including fruit or vegetables with every meal helps get the quota in <BR> -Tracking my fiber is an eye opener <BR> -Satisfying my cravings does not mean I cheated <BR> -I like Green tea <BR> -Finding others here at Spark is Wonderful! Sun, 30 Sep 2007 20:20:47 EST Alberta Singers I saw that many of the local singers did well at the music awards last night {sept 10}.I counted 6 are from Alberta.Carolin Dawn Johson is from Manning,close to us,Emerson Drive are from Grande Prairie two hours from us also. Tue, 11 Sep 2007 10:00:56 EST Albertans yay !!!!!! I live here in alberta and would love to meet others from here who are battling the bulge as well! <em>213</em> Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:04:40 EST Smoke Free 1 Year Today I'm celebrating today...1 year smoke free...Never thought I'd make it, but here I am! I guess 3rd time was the charm...with a little help from severe pneumonia. LOL To anyone else who is trying to can be done! Stay focused, get help if you need it and it will happen for you too! <em>244</em> Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:51:12 EST Anyone from Hinton, Edson, Jasper, Wildwood area? Hey all! <BR> <BR> I live in Edson, and am looking for other Sparkers who live in this area. Hope to find some of you soon!! <BR> <BR> Blessings <BR> Stacy Fri, 3 Aug 2007 06:06:12 EST Healthy Lifestyle Scale How did you do today? <BR> <BR> I'm Healthy! Sun, 1 Jul 2007 16:05:24 EST Personal Challenges This is the place to put our own private challenges...for instance, I have trouble not snacking at night, I've gone 3 days without having a snack now. That's my personal challenge, for others it might be getting enough water to drink each day, or staying within our calorie range. Sun, 1 Jul 2007 15:55:24 EST Exersize Challenges I have trouble getting enough exersize on a regular basis, if anyone else is interested in getting enough, please join me here. <BR> <BR> Today, I spent 60 minutes cleaning my house. Sun, 1 Jul 2007 15:52:19 EST Books If anyone has some favorite books, this is the place to put them... Sun, 1 Jul 2007 15:48:13 EST Hobbies Hi all, this is the place to put our hobbies, pictures, and how our hobbies help us with our daily lives. <BR> <BR> In the winter, I do miniatures, outdoor scenes, room boxes, etc...I bought a dollhouse last year, and my daughter and I are going to work on it this winter. <BR> <BR> In the summer, I work on my yard as most of you gives me exersize, and a serene place to go when life gets to me...there's nothing like digging in dirt to get a person <em>2... Sun, 1 Jul 2007 15:47:06 EST Welcome To ALAW!! Welcome to Alberta Losers are Winners! It's great to have new people here, the more the merrier! Please introduce yourself, and tell us a little bit about yourself, because we'd all like to know you a little better. Look around, and make yourself at home! <BR> <BR> Gina <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jul 2007 15:43:59 EST Daily Dose of Laughter Please feel free to add to the jokes!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> LAWS OF THE NATURAL UNIVERSE <BR> <BR> Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee. <BR> <BR> Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. <BR> <BR> Law of probability: The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act. <BR> <BR> Law of the Telephone: When you dial a wrong ... Wed, 27 Jun 2007 14:55:44 EST I'm Back and I'm Motivated Hello All! <BR> I have been slacking the last few months, but tomorrow( yes, Monday)I'm making some changes. When I was using SparkPeople regularly, I did find it helpful, so I am committing to using it again. <BR> <BR> My goals for the next week: <BR> 1. Follow Canada Food Guide. <BR> 2. Exercise at least 4x for 20 minutes. <BR> 3. Drink 8 glasses of water/day. <BR> 4. Keep track of the above. <BR> 5. Use Sparkpeople daily. <BR> <BR> On the road to Healthy & Fit <em>9</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2007 15:43:22 EST June Challenge I have a few ideas for the June challenge, trying to get in the "Other Exersizes" every second day is my first choice, walking or running everyday for at least 30 minutes is my other choice. Does anyone else have some ideas? I'd also like to continue with the other challenge of losing the rest of the 15 lbs by the end of June, as well as our personal challenges. <BR> <BR> Oh yeah, I've also printed out the June calendar, I'm going to try and follow each day. <BR> <BR> What does everyone t... Fri, 1 Jun 2007 13:30:44 EST the 70's! Oh so proud of myself...finally in the 170's....I have been in the 180's for so long it's weird! Mon, 28 May 2007 10:51:59 EST Hobbies and Crafts I was just wondering if anyone does any crafts, and what they are? <BR> <BR> I used to do a little bit of everything, crochet, knit, macrame, beading...etc...but I found my passion last year, I love miniatures, dollhouse miniatures, vignettes,'s just so cool to reproduce everything in miniature! I have some pictures in my photo gallery for anyone interested. <BR> <BR> I also collect stamps, but I'm not that great at it...I just collect them, I don't specialize in them. My ... Sat, 19 May 2007 03:11:19 EST What's the difference? So what is the difference between walking and hiking? I walked for 30 minutes in Edmonton, at a very quick pace,(listening to my music). So would that be considered walking or hiking? Taking into consideration all the little inclines, the sidewalk curbs. I am just not sure how to enter that in my exercise routine. Thu, 17 May 2007 11:04:14 EST Challenge: The Last Ten Pounds Bootcamp Last night I was home watching Slice when a show called "The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp" came on. It is very motivating and gives a lot of great tips. <BR> I would like to propose a challenge. <BR> Everynight that you sit down to watch television do some form of exercise during the show. As I watched the Last 10 Pounds it motivated me to do crunches. I did crunches for the entire show. It felt great. <BR> The show also motivated me to look at what I was eating and how it was affecting me. It i... Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:40:55 EST Anyone here a member of TOPS? And if so,did you come to Edmonton for PRD? Next year it is in Calgary and I can't WAIT. I'm making it to my goal weight this year...I can feel's my year!! Tue, 24 Apr 2007 00:48:38 EST A Question for everyone. I seem to be the only one who posts in the Cafe...I was wondering why no-one else posts there? Should I get rid of it? <BR> <BR> Gina Tue, 24 Apr 2007 00:23:18 EST Laughing is a recipe for good health I asked the children in my Sunday School class, "If I sold my house and my car, held a big garage sale, and gave all my money to the church, would I get into heaven?" <BR> <BR> "No!" the children all answered. <BR> <BR> Then I said, "If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would I get into heaven?" <BR> <BR> Again, the answer was, "No!" <BR> <BR> "Well," I continued, "then how can I get to heaven?" <BR> <BR> A five-year-old boy shouted o... Sun, 22 Apr 2007 18:33:11 EST hello im new Hello all , im new to SP but not new to wanting ti loose weight , im a sahm with 3 young kids i just had the 3 rd one in jan so i want to get back into shape. i live in Bonnyville and dont know much people here so i dont really have anyone to talk to about weight loss or excercise with . hopeing to meet other people on here for some support and advice . Sun, 22 Apr 2007 12:27:57 EST Weigh-In Here's the place to put the results of our weekly weigh in. Also, if you've lost an inch or 2...let us know how you feel about it...etc...I think Fridays would be a good day to post them all! Everyone's welcome to join in! <BR> <BR> Gina Sat, 21 Apr 2007 14:17:07 EST Welcome! Please Introduce yourself! Welcome to Alberta Losers are Winners! It's great to have new people here, the more the merrier! Please introduce yourself, and tell us a little bit about yourself, because we'd all like to know you a little better. Look around, and make yourself at home! <BR> <BR> Gina Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:42:10 EST Tim Hortons Challenge i am addicted to Tim Hortons Coffee..I usually drink 3 or more X-large coffee's a day each with three milk and three sugar..i am determined to give it up completely, i have weened myself to 1 a day and I think I am ready to give it up completely. Is there anyone else who has a similar problem with this? Care to join this challenge with me? Fri, 20 Apr 2007 01:52:07 EST Welcome Fit4Ever2 ! Welcome to Alberta Losers are Winners! The more the merrier! Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:52:13 EST Welcome Boxer Mom! Hi, and welcome to Alberta Losers are Winners! Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:47:33 EST 15 pound challenge I want to lose 15 pounds by the end of May...Anyone else interested in joining me? <em>104</em> Thu, 19 Apr 2007 00:45:16 EST Welcome Lightning Dawn! Hey! It's so nice to see you here! <BR> <BR> Gina Mon, 16 Apr 2007 13:15:26 EST Welcome Jane Bond! Welcome Jane Bond! It's wonderful to have a new member of our team here! Mon, 16 Apr 2007 12:55:04 EST Challenge! I've started a streak...I haven't had an evening snack in 7 days now. <BR> <BR> I'd like to challenge everyone to start a streak, and see how long they can keep it up! <em>213</em> Sun, 15 Apr 2007 14:33:23 EST What is your biggest challenge? My biggest challenge is eating after dinner in the evening...I find that if I even have a healthy snack, something in my brain clicks off, and I just eat and eat all night until I go to bed...I'm like an alcoholic I think. I can talk to myself all I want, but I can't seem to stop it...I've talked to a few of my friends who snack at night, and they all seem to have the same problem...sigh...also, popcorn...I can't seem to say no to it... <BR> <BR> Gina Sun, 15 Apr 2007 14:31:21 EST Wanted to add to the title Some of you may have noticed that our title has changed slightly...I hope you all like the change! Sun, 15 Apr 2007 14:09:39 EST Hi everyone, new here at sparks and been in Alberta for 5 years now. This truly is a weight loss challenge. I am an evening snacker and am finding it hard to find healthy snacks. any ideas? Wed, 11 Apr 2007 12:14:59 EST Salad spritzers anyone? I have seen salad spritzers mentioned quite a bit in posts, and wondered if anyone here in Alberta has heard of them. They seem to be a dressing that you can just squirt a few times to cover salad. I would be interested to know where and what flavours are available. I live way north in High Level, but do quite a bit of shopping in Emonton and GP :) Tue, 10 Apr 2007 23:36:22 EST Virtual Challenge Anyone? Who would be up for a virtual 3 or 4K run/walk? We would have to choose a day together, run the choosen length and then report back our times. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? <BR> <BR> Blue Skies, <BR> <BR> Jodie <BR> <em>182</em> Sat, 7 Apr 2007 13:27:31 EST Anyone from Grande Prairie or area? Would like to meet with someone to exercise outdoors with? <BR> Fri, 6 Apr 2007 10:02:18 EST How many from Edmonton? How many of us are from Edmonton? <BR> <BR> Blue Skies, <BR> <BR> Jodie Wed, 4 Apr 2007 14:47:37 EST How many are from Lethbridge? I was wondering just how many of us are living in Lethbridge, or within 30 minutes or so? Wed, 4 Apr 2007 12:23:09 EST Hello Everyone! Hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm back now, I can't remember the last time I was here...before Feb. 15 for sure...sigh... <BR> <BR> We're all moved in here in Lethbridge now, sort of settled, I only have one room full of boxes left to unpack, but they're full of boxes, so it's okay and I can take my time, I have some sorting to do yet, and I'm going to have a heck of a garage sale <BR> <BR> We found a house in north Lethbridge, about half the size of the old one, so we're doing a lot ... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:11:44 EST Would like to join team Hi! My name is Donna. My goal was to lose 32 lbs by June 15th -- not happening; but find sparks very encouraging. Was in with another team, but felt really left out. They are complaining about rain, and I'm fighting to get through 7 feet of snow in my front yard and trying to escape a foot and a half of potholes. l0l. So, Albertans out there, can you relate? or am I the only one too far up North. Sat, 31 Mar 2007 15:34:55 EST Keeping motivated <em>24</em> <BR> I am brand new to Sparkpeople, and the biggest struggle I have with fitness and nutrition and weightlos is the ability to stay motivated. I find it very difficult to get up and go in the morning and just as hard after work. any suggestions? Fri, 30 Mar 2007 11:55:13 EST New Challenge.. One of the things that I find most difficult is the amount of water I drink.. <BR> <BR> I really do not like the taste of water... <BR> <BR> I know that I have to drink it. <BR> I know that by the time my body tells me that it is thirsty, I am already dehydrated.. <BR> I know that I need to drink way more than I am.. <BR> <BR> So, a challenge.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Drink 8 glasses of water a day.. <BR> <BR> Sounds so simple doesn't it? <BR> <BR> We can run the challenge for a week? <BR> <BR... Mon, 19 Mar 2007 10:42:08 EST A Common Goal...... Good Morning Everyone... <BR> <BR> Pretty much all my life I have been on the weight loss roller coaster. <BR> When I think about losing the weight, I am so hyped for the first little bit and then..... <BR> I am sooo tired of this ride. <BR> <BR> I joined Spark People with the intent of learning to eat properly and losing the weight as a result. <BR> And, just like every other time I have tried to lose weight.... <BR> It just won't happen unless you follow through. <BR> Why do I not seem to... Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:32:42 EST New to the team Good morning! I am looking for a buddy in Edmonton, someone who would like to have someone to walk with, lean on and try new activities. Please check out my profile :) <em>30</em> Sat, 17 Mar 2007 12:50:52 EST How is everyone? Just checking on "the locals". This page has been a bit quiet of late. I hope everyone had a good (controlled) valentine's day. roses are better than chocolate... they don't stick around as long and never go to the hips! We should start a challenge for March... anyone have an idea? Sat, 17 Feb 2007 20:31:16 EST Hello All! Hi I'm new to the site and new to the team! <BR> <BR> So far it seems like a really good might see me here often! <BR> <BR> Later! Fri, 26 Jan 2007 17:40:00 EST Good Afternoon Everyone.... It is sooo good to see so many new faces here... <BR> <BR> It has been a while since I have been able to stop in for a visit... <BR> <BR> My back/neck has been very bad since my accident in September and I have not been on the computer to much. <BR> Along with this, I have found out that I can not take NSAID's as they make me very sick. <BR> I have an MRI sceduled for the 8th of February - only took 3 months to get it :( <BR> Great Health Care system we have eh?? <BR> I suppose it is like t... Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:22:29 EST How is everything GOING? Hey Y'all. I wanted to see how everyone is doing with there weight loss recently. I hope everyone is doing well. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 11:18:11 EST A favor to ask A favour to ask, it only takes a minute.... The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle). <BR> <BR> This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange fo... Wed, 24 Jan 2007 17:42:00 EST Welcome Danielle, Gijanelle, and Eskiegirl!!! Welcome to the Alberta Losers team! It's so nice to have more folks join us! <BR> <BR> I live in the Crow's Nest Pass, but we sold our house a few days ago, and will be moving to Lethbridge in February! I'm so excited, but sad too...I was born here, and have spent most of my life here, but it's time for a move now. <BR> <BR> Where are you ladies from? Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:06:56 EST Day One <em>124</em> Just joined up. Looking for help in achieving my goals. I just seem to work and work with no results... so maybe as part of a group I, too, can lose! Wed, 10 Jan 2007 18:34:37 EST Welcome Doreen Hi Doreen, and welcome the the Alberta Losers team! <BR> <BR> I live in southern Alberta, the Crow's Nest Pass, where are you from? Wed, 10 Jan 2007 14:08:42 EST Welcome Divinity! Hi Divinity, and welcome to the Alberta Losers team...the more of us there are, the better. <BR> <BR> Where are you from? I live in the Crow's Nest Pass in southern Alberta, although we recently sold our house, so we'll be moving to Lethbridge soon. Wed, 10 Jan 2007 02:00:41 EST Welcome ZLWidow! Hey, glad you found us! You're very welcome here! I've been here since September, haven't lost a lot of weight, but I'm learning, and the weight loss has been small but steady. <BR> <BR> Gina Fri, 5 Jan 2007 13:27:08 EST Welcome MRanch1! Hey Mranch! Welcome aboard! It's so nice to have another Albertan join us! <BR> <BR> I'm from the Crow's Nest Pass in southern Alberta...where are you from? Wed, 3 Jan 2007 22:03:23 EST The Biggest Loser...does anyone watch? Hey Y'all, I was curious if anyone out there watches The Biggest Loser? If so have you tried the Workout DVD? Tue, 2 Jan 2007 23:59:53 EST Welcome WitchyMitch and Redraspberry!!! Welcome to Alberta losers! It's kind of quiet right now, but I have no doubt that it'll be coming back to life in the New Year! <BR> <BR> Where are you both from? I live in southern Alberta myself, the Crow's Nest Pass to be exact. <BR> <BR> Glad you joined us! <BR> <BR> Gina Sun, 31 Dec 2006 12:34:37 EST Workout Music What is on your ipod/MP3 player CD player when you workout? <BR> <em>148</em> Wed, 27 Dec 2006 15:14:06 EST Welcome Tawnja! Hi Tawnja, <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Alberta losers forum! We're pretty quiet right now, but I'm sure once the holidays are over it'll pick up a little! <BR> <BR> Where are you from? <BR> <BR> I live in the Crowsnest Pass, in southern Alberta. Wed, 27 Dec 2006 14:01:57 EST Welcome JiggyJoe Hi and welcome to Alberta Losers! <BR> <BR> I'm from down south, Crowsnest Pass, but I'm planning to move to Lethbridge soon I hope. Where are you from? <BR> <BR> Gina Tue, 12 Dec 2006 13:40:57 EST Welcome FigNewton1! Hey, welcome to Alberta losers, the more the merrier for sure! <BR> <BR> Where are you from? I live in the Crowsnest Pass for now, but hope to move to Lethbridge in the near future! <BR> <BR> Gina Mon, 11 Dec 2006 16:17:11 EST Challenge for the week of December 11th Challenge is to do hold stomach in for an hour on 3 separate days. <BR> <BR> The benefits of holding in one's stomach for 10 seconds is the equivalent of doing a situp - can do it anywhere! It's great for the posture too! <em>248</em> Sun, 10 Dec 2006 11:47:43 EST Anyone interested in being more accountable? I really like this site, but haven't really connected with people and kind of use it off and on. I would really like to have a little more accountability. I'm thinking if we share goals and then do a daily check in on how we have done. <BR> Cindy Thu, 7 Dec 2006 13:48:11 EST Welcome CharleneRae! Welcome to Alberta Losers CharleneRae! We're a quiet kind of group, but very happy when someone joins us! <BR> <BR> I'm from the Crowsnest Pass in southern Alberta. Thu, 7 Dec 2006 12:21:00 EST In Red Deer Just found this team and thought it would be great to find others in the same area. <BR> <BR> I've lost 20 lbs already but need to move the next 60 or so. <BR> <BR> Linda Wed, 22 Nov 2006 13:43:57 EST Welcome Betty! Hello and welcome to Sparks Betty! <BR> I am from Edmonton too. I hope you enjoy the support and the great ideas from the site as much as I do ! <BR> <BR> Laurie Fri, 17 Nov 2006 19:27:12 EST 2 this just a note 2 say hi.... hopefully i can find sumthing that will wrk!!!!! <em>15</em> Fri, 17 Nov 2006 01:29:36 EST hi im new hi all, <BR> i am in northern ab near edmonton. mom of 4, trying to juggle kids healthy eating and exercise. it is so hard to do outside exercise in the cold. hope to get to meet some of you,rachel Wed, 8 Nov 2006 11:32:49 EST New From the Hat Hi all, I joined Spark a few months ago but didn't check out the teams until now. <BR> <BR> Here's a bit about me, I live in Medicine Hat, I have a great husband, 5 sometimes wonderful kids, a black lab and 2 cats. I've got alot of weight to lose, and I can't wait to feel and look good. <BR> Thu, 2 Nov 2006 17:53:15 EST Hello from Devon =) I am 31 years old and have 3 children my youngest is 6months. Over the last year and a half I have put on 40 pounds. 10 from quitting smoking, 10 from a gallbladder removal surgury and 20 left over from having my last child. I have been part of spark for a little over a month but just found this team.=) Most of my time is spent cleaning house, taking care of my family, crawling around chasing my little one and so I start my day with mapping out when and how I will make it onto the much loved ... Tue, 24 Oct 2006 13:26:23 EST Motivation Corner Today is the day <BR> <BR> Is there something special you've been meaning to do? Today is the day to get started. <BR> Is there something you know that needs to be said? Today is your chance to effectively and compellingly express it. <BR> <BR> Is there someone you've been thinking of getting in touch with? This is the moment when you can go ahead and reach out. <BR> <BR> Formulating the best of intentions is a great way to start. Yet for those intentions to have any value, they must b... Sat, 14 Oct 2006 10:32:03 EST Hello from Lethbridge Hi, <BR> My name is Cindy, I'm 37 and am currently on maternity leave. My daughter Delia was born in March and she has been such a wonderful addition to our life. I know I need to get serious and lose weight, so I can be around for her and hopefully one day get to be a grandma. <BR> I had lost 3 pounds, but after Thanksgiving gained it back, which left me a little discouraged. I did get back to exercising this morning. Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:46:26 EST Hello from Lethbridge Hi, <BR> My name is Cindy, I'm 37 and am currently on maternity leave. My daughter Delia was born in March and she has been such a wonderful addition to our life. I know I need to get serious and lose weight, so I can be around for her and hopefully one day get to be a grandma. <BR> I had lost 3 pounds, but after Thanksgiving gained it back, which left me a little discouraged. I did get back to exercising this morning. Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:46:20 EST Hello from Lethbridge Hi, <BR> My name is Cindy, I'm 37 and am currently on maternity leave. My daughter Delia was born in March and she has been such a wonderful addition to our life. I know I need to get serious and lose weight, so I can be around for her and hopefully one day get to be a grandma. <BR> I had lost 3 pounds, but after Thanksgiving gained it back, which left me a little discouraged. I did get back to exercising this morning. Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:46:07 EST Weekly Challenge..... Are you interested in starting a weekly challenge?? <BR> <BR> Sometimes a challenge can be the motivation that you need to get out of a rut... <BR> <BR> I was thinking that we could start the challenges on Sundays? <BR> <BR> And, since I know I have a problem with the water.... <BR> How 'bout the first challenge be to drink 2 liters(8 cups) of water a day... <BR> That would work out to 4 bottles of water each day.. <BR> <BR> We could post if we met the challenge everyday and even if we di... Sat, 23 Sep 2006 09:28:03 EST Daily dose of laughter Everyone needs a good laugh once in awhile, I thought it would be nice if we had a thread for some jokes. <BR> <BR> Here's one my sister sent me today... <BR> <BR> When you have to visit a public bathroom, you usually find a line of women, so you smile politely and take your place. <BR> <BR> Once it's your turn, you check for feet under the stall doors. Every stall is occupied. Finally, a door opens and you dash in, nearly knocking down the woman leaving the stall. You get in to find the ... Mon, 18 Sep 2006 18:06:38 EST What's for dinner?? On Sunday I try to plan the week out for meals... <BR> I find this is the only way that I can keep on track and stay on plan... <BR> <BR> Although this does not always work and sometimes I am in a panic to try and find something that is close to on plan... <BR> <BR> Tonight is a good night.. <BR> We are having... <BR> <BR> Lemon Basil Chicken Breasts <BR> Brown Rice <BR> French Cut Green Beans <BR> and for desert... <BR> Wildberry Jello <BR> <BR> What are you having for dinner tonight? Tue, 12 Sep 2006 20:01:05 EST 101 Weight Loss Tips and Tricks from "Looking Good Now!" Magazine.... <BR> by Stacey Colino <BR> <BR> "When trying to lose weight, people often drastically alter their eating or exercise habits, only to abandon their approach within days or weeks. A more effective strategy is to make small changes to your lifestyle that will help you shed pounds, but how can you find the changes that are right for you? <BR> <BR> The answer is simple! Looking Good Now! has put together the comprehensive list you need to succeed. Here a... Tue, 12 Sep 2006 19:41:16 EST How do YOU reward yourself? I have read a lot of interesting articles on rewarding yourself for your goals. I am trying to figure out whar some good rewards are for myself. <BR> <BR> How do you reward yourself? <BR> <BR> Ragen Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:42:51 EST What is your Goal?? Setting Goals for Weight Loss <BR> <BR> There are lots of reasons for people who are overweight or obese to lose weight. To be healthier. To look better. To feel better. To have more energy. <BR> <BR> No matter what the reason, successful weight loss and healthy weight management depend on sensible goals and expectations. If you set sensible goals for yourself, chances are you'll be more likely to meet them and have a better chance of keeping the weight off. In fact, losing even five to 10... Sun, 10 Sep 2006 23:14:18 EST Seven Keys.... Key #2 Key #2: Healing Feelings <BR> <BR> "Never in your life will you be without emotional pain and stress - problems, challenges, and difficult moments are simply a part of living. You know that if things are going well at work, for example, you can count on conflict at home, or vice versa. There is rarely a time in your life when all is at peace and balance. That's neither good nor bad; it is simply the ebb and flow of how life works. To be alive means to experience emotions, painful or oth... Sun, 10 Sep 2006 10:18:53 EST Seven Keys..... Key #1 Right Thinking <BR> <BR> In order for you to overcome your weight challenges, you have to first know exactly where you are starting. Where you are now with your weight struggles, everything you are, everything you do, begins with and is based on what I call your personal truth. I mean whatever it is about yourself and your weight problem that you have come to believe. This personal truth as it relates to your weight, and indeed to your entire life, is vitally important, because ... Sat, 9 Sep 2006 14:26:41 EST Welcome to Alberta Losers.... Hello... <BR> <BR> My name is Ragen and I am from the Sunny South.. <BR> <BR> I am 42 years old and have been battling my weight since I was 10.. <BR> It has been a roller coaster ride ever since.. <BR> <BR> While my husband will support me no matter what I do, he does not understand the kind of support that I need through my new journey <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to meeting new friends that understand and are also looking for support! <BR> <BR> Take Care <BR> Ragen Sat, 9 Sep 2006 11:53:22 EST