SparkPeople Southern Indiana Sparkies Team Messageboard Hiya Sparkies from S. Indiana and the surrounding areas! We are a group of women and men trying to get healthy for our children, friends and families, but, mostly, for ourselves!!! SparkPeople Southern Indiana Sparkies Team Messageboard Cincy Area Rally 4-26-14 Limited Seating is Available, so get your tickets now! Details on how to do so are below. <BR> <BR> Cincinnati Area SparkPeople Member Rally 4/26/14 <BR> <BR> April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Microtel Inns and Suites Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 7490 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042 VERY CLOSE TO CINCY <BR> Phone:(859) 746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 200 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240+ <BR> <BR> B... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 00:52:12 EST Hello from Pike Co Good morning! I was just looking to see if there were any other motivated people in my area! My address is Velpen, IN but I am a mile from Otwell. I am new to the team but not new to SparkPeople. I love this site! Just looking to meet some people! Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:41:40 EST How do you like your WATER? With ICE? LEMON? FLAVORED? What do you do to get your hydration in? Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:47:46 EST which part of indiana are you from I'm new at this . I was just wanted to know what part of Indiana everyone is from. I would like to join this team but not sure yet. I'm from Moores Hill, Indiana Sat, 23 Jun 2012 07:38:25 EST Sept 15 2012 Northwest Indiana/ Chicago area Rally Details to come. See my page to join the team Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:58:42 EST Hello from Lawrence County! Hello all! My name is Jessica and I am 20 years old. I stumbled upon sparkpeople only a week ago and i fell in LOVE with the site! Anyway, I have been overweight since about 8th grade. I spent all of last year being depressed (was diagnosed with clinical depression and put on medication after about 3 months) During that year, I gained about 30 pounds! One morning, I woke up and decided that enough was enough. I knew that the only way I was going to beat my depression and my weight problem was... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:07:20 EST Holiday Season Motivation Halloween <BR> Thanksgiving <BR> Christmas <BR> <BR> It's a deadly season for the treats that play tricks on you. Put your tips and ideas here. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:17:57 EST Need Speakers for the MAdison Rally March 17, 2012 I'm looking for people who have lost over 75 pounds or have overcome chronic illness to lose weight. Anyone you know who is super motivating and willing to speak? Tell them about this. They get a free ticket to the rally. <BR> <BR> You do NOT have to be thin to speak. Just have lost 75 pounds or more or have overcome obstacles such as chronic illness to become fitter. Motivational is what I'm looking for. <BR> <BR> ~Indygirl Sat, 28 May 2011 12:07:31 EST Weekly Weigh Ins: Last Week 315 <BR> This Week 315 same Sat, 7 May 2011 15:59:26 EST Memorial Day Challenge I'm pushing on to Memorial Day. I want to lose 5 more pounds in the next 5 weeks. I've joined a gym to add to my daily am workout and wm tracking food closely. <BR> what's Your challenge???? Just keep Sparkin'!!1 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:55:58 EST TODAY I WILL ______ eat my fruits and veggies Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:45:29 EST Cincinnati/ Florence Spark Rally May 21 21 seats remain as of Feb 28th <BR> <BR> EVENTS include a live web conference with Sparkguy himself and a party Coach Nicole is attending! <BR> <BR> Event Timing: <BR> 7:30AM-9 Set up <BR> <BR> 9-9:30 Arrivals/registration/gift bags/ registration for prizes <BR> <BR> 9:30-11:30 Speakers and Questions ~Indygirl, Hoosiergirlindy, Sheenadee, Ksigma1222, Swbdot2, Quadcmom, Kathyjo56, and 3rdstring <BR> <BR> 11:30AM-1:00PM Lunch Break <BR> <BR> 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EARPS Presentation: Veganism/ V... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:06:50 EST Fort Wayne Rally Sept 17th Speakers <BR> Book Discussion of The Spark <BR> Food <BR> Beverages <BR> Prizes <BR> Meet your favorite Sparkers <BR> and more to come <BR> <BR> Be inspired! Thu, 24 Feb 2011 07:10:55 EST 69 day challenge We have 69 days until the Easter holiday. How about setting up 3 things that you can focus on for 3 weeks each to see if you can create a positive new habit or break an old negative habit in that time frame. Southern Indiana is filled with intelligent, motivated communities. Each of us has the right to be as healthy as possible. Believe in yourself and set a goal to aim for. Check in and let us know how you're doing. <BR> Keep Sparkin'!!! Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:52:29 EST Indiana Meetings Team ~Indy is a new team for people in Indiana who are interested in Spark Meetings in different areas of the state. We want to support you both online and in person to help your fitness dreams happen. <BR> <BR> If interested, join Team ~Indy! Sun, 30 Jan 2011 07:43:14 EST Heart to heart challenge From January 1 to February 14 we have 45 days to work on new improved us!!! I plan on getting off some more weight, increasing my exercise time, and using the time wisely!!!! Each of us has a dream of who we want to be. Start with me and think about what you can accomplish in 45 days. If it takes 21 days to adopt a new habit...this gives you time to find 2 new positive habits that you can live with for the rest of your life that will give you a healthier way to live. <BR> I suggest that you ... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:08:47 EST Short-Term Goal Anyone? Is anyone interested in posting a short-term goal with a target date of January 17, 2011, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? For example, a 5 lb. weight loss? Try 10 Exercises of the Day? Wed, 29 Dec 2010 13:25:17 EST 28 day Christmas Challenge Next goal...let's focus on something we want to get done...a new good habit to form....something positive to accomplish in the next 28 days.!!! We can do this!!!! I want to lose 4 more pounds by Christmas. What do you want to do in that time frame? You can succeed! Just keep Sparkin'!!! Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:28:33 EST Anyone from Seymour, Indiana? I would like to start walking and would like someone to walk with. Who knows, once we get into it, maybe we could even do a 5K or two. Sun, 10 Oct 2010 08:39:01 EST Hi from Paragon Hello Southern Indiana Sparkies!! I have been here at Sparkpeople since March. Off and On again. I am hoping joining a Team closer to Home will help me get motivated again. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 08:33:27 EST Challenge I'm diving in for a 6 week challenge to complete at Halloween. Please post your goals and progress and let us see how we're doing. <BR> My personal goal is to lose 10 pound by Halloween and to increase my daily walking to 40 minutes. <BR> We can do this!!! <BR> Let's go team!!! Wed, 8 Sep 2010 19:21:49 EST Newbie from Sellersburg Hi all, <BR> I joined SP on July 24, 2010. I've tried it before a couple of times - but never really caught on. So I was a little apprehensive trying it again. But I guess the time was right because I am really doing well losing weight, walking and making better choices. I'm getting the way it works and the reason for the Spark points - it's to engage me fully in changing my thinking and habits. <BR> We moved here (Sellersburg) in May 2005 from southern California. We love it here, although... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 09:38:38 EST Logging in I haven't been around for awhile. Dial up takes so long and I don't have the patience to sit here and wait for the page to load. I would love to have cable or something faster, but it's not available in the sticks. Energy has been hard to come by which is probably why I have only lost 1 pound this month. I still drink plenty of water, but not as much as I should. I stare at the treadmill, but rarely get on it. I need to just MAKE myself do it. Snow days make it harder with the kids being home... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:53:45 EST Need North Vernon walking partner Warm weather is around the corner and I'm ready to get going, but I hate going alone. Anyone interested in meeting for walks or hikes? Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:58:31 EST Goal banner How do you get a goal banner to show up at the bottom of your comments? Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:39:00 EST Here from North Vernon Hi, my name is Faith. I live in the Butlerville area in a secluded housing addition. Makes it nice for walking without having to worry about other people and traffic. I started trying to lose weight in August '09'. I went from 190 to 168. Over The holidays I stopped for a number of reasons and gained 5 pounds. Now I am back at it, waiting for it to warm up outside. My goal is to be at least 135 by summer. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 10:18:37 EST Planning a summer spark picnic for SIS's. Joiners? A few of us are discussing a summer get together this year. June, July, or August....on a Saturday...a pitch-in, activities, a Spark-Walk...families welcome....from 11am-5pm....centralized location...public park with shelter sites.... <BR> Anybody want to sign up with ideas, a date preference, or any other contribution???? We can do this!!!! Thu, 7 Jan 2010 14:59:43 EST Scottsburg Hey, all. I've been on SP about 10 months and have lost about 30 pounds. I see that we have over 150 members and a lot of you are in a 50 mile radius of Scottsburg. I just came across this site/team by accident and was glad to see a few familiar usernames. It's going to be a good year!!! <BR> Would any of you be interested in organizing a SparkPeople weekend next summer??? I saw several suggestions on the site and think Spring Mill, French Lick, or Clark State Forestry would be examples of p... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 13:26:58 EST WHERE DID EVERY ONE GO? I need your help! Hi fellow hoosiers from southern Indiana! I need to get to know you and you need to get to know me before we can help one another get fit and healthy. <BR> <BR> I'm just an average stay at home mother of two beautiful girls and a step mom to another wonderful kid. I want to loose weight, but most of all I want to get healthy again and I need help getting motivated. <BR> <BR> I don't want to do this alone. I don't know if I could. So I need friends to help encourage me along the way. <BR> <... Thu, 24 Dec 2009 21:31:21 EST Hello from Dubois County! Hi, my name is Darla and I live in Ferdinand, IN. I have lost 18 lbs since June and have about 50 lbs to go! Just wanted to see if there are any others from the Dubois County area on here! <em>465</em> Sun, 11 Oct 2009 15:54:03 EST YMCA in Salem Does anyone else here go to the Y in Salem? Wed, 2 Sep 2009 17:53:52 EST new to this... Hi! I am 34 years old, a married mom of 2 beautiful children. I have a LOT of weight to lose, and am very new to all this. My husband and I own a small farm here in southern Indiana, and I have come to the realization I need to get fit to be able to really enjoy this life. Wed, 2 Sep 2009 17:23:42 EST Hi from Bedford! Hi, everyone! <BR> I just started Weight Watchers a couple weeks ago. I am hoping to drop 38 pounds before I go on vacation for my wedding anniversary with my husband which is 96 more days! I have already lost 4.2 pounds so I am on the right track now! Does anyone else in the group live in or near Bedford? <BR> Hugs, <BR> Bridgett Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:45:44 EST Anybody here from Madison/Hanover area? Hi there! <BR> <BR> Im a 21 year old female in the Madison/Hanover area and Im looking for work-out buddies as I tend to get lazy when I do not have one. <BR> <BR> I enjoy hiking,biking and horseback riding exercise wise. <BR> <BR> Anybody want to hook up for a hike day at Clifty or something, I know several places in the area besides Clifty to hike and horseback ride at. Tue, 9 Jun 2009 23:03:28 EST The Countdown To Summer Challenge Week 6 Video Here is week 6's exercise video. I did the video this morning and love it. There's not a lot of complicated moves, and it doesn't require any special equipment. It's a good workout though, so try it out and let me know what you think. Make sure to read the instructions that come with the video and continue doing your daily cardio exercises as well. Good luck! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=633 </link> Fri, 5 Jun 2009 06:56:09 EST The Countdown To Summer Challenge Week 4/5 video Here is week 4/5's exercise video. This week we'll be targeting our upper body, especially the arms which get a lot more exposure in the summer time with the short sleeve tops we wear. The video shows Coach Nicole using a stability ball for the exercises. If your like me and don't have one, do the exercises seated, and lying on a mat the way I'll be doing. If you don't have any hand weights, grab a couple of soup cans. It's all about adapting the exercises to what you have and can do. Make su... Thu, 28 May 2009 09:50:37 EST Happy Memorial Day <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Memorial Day-Remembering those past and present who have/are serving our country and keeping it the land of the free. God Bless Our Troops! <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> Mon, 25 May 2009 06:26:53 EST Two new upcoming features! I thought I would pass this on to all the team members about some exciting new features that are coming to Spark People. This was posted by Coach Jen: <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to let you know about 2 new features <BR> launching next week. <BR> <BR> The first is a SparkPage redesign. Don't worry- it's not going to be huge changes, but just a few things to make pages easier to navigate and less cluttered. We've gone through lots of rounds of redesign and feedback fro... Mon, 18 May 2009 10:15:01 EST Weekly Motivational Quote Hi team! I thought I would add a weekly motivational quote thread. All of us need an occasional pick me up, and nothing does that better for me then when I come across a quote that seems to be talking right at me. Feel free to add some of your favorites as well. <BR> <BR> Here's this weeks: <BR> <BR> "It's a journey not a destination... the journey is the reward." <BR> <BR> Have a great week! Mon, 18 May 2009 08:04:09 EST How Healthy Is Your Kitchen? <em>265</em> <em>491</em> <em>492</em> <em>291</em> <em>474</em> <em>490</em> <em>53</em> <BR> <BR> If someone were to look in your refrigerator and cupboards right now, what would they see? Lots of fresh produce, lean meats and whole grain products, or a secret stash of junk food? Remember, if you see it, you will eat it when your hungry. So why not keep the good stuff around? That way you wont have such a hard time fighting your food temptations. Here is what I like to keep stocked... Sun, 17 May 2009 09:14:33 EST Week 3 Summer Challenge Workout Video <em>206</em> <em>108</em> <em>135</em> <em>206</em> <em>108</em> <em>135</em> <BR> <BR> Below is the web addy for our week 3 summer challenge workout video. This week we'll be concentrating on working out our "Lower Body" (Hips, Glutes & Thighs) And the big bonus, it's only 6 minutes long! Now who can't find 6 minutes in their day to do a little workout? Be sure to read the instructions that come with the video and good luck! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>... Fri, 15 May 2009 05:38:29 EST Tell City/Perry County Area??? Is anyone else in the Tell City/Perry County area?? Thu, 14 May 2009 01:12:13 EST Week 2 Summer Challenge Workout Video Below is the web addy for our week 2 summer challenge workout video. This week we'll be concentrating on working out our "Core Area" (abs, obliques, lower back and hips) Be sure to read the instructions that come with the video and good luck! <BR> <BR> Here's the addy, <BR> <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=1332 Fri, 8 May 2009 07:02:54 EST Anyone from Jeffersonville, IN? I would like to connect with others from Jeffersonville, New Albany, or Clarksville. Are you out there? Thu, 7 May 2009 11:37:57 EST Week 1 Video Workout For the Summer Challenge Below is the link to the first weeks workout video. It's a short, 10 minute workout, done by Spark Peoples own Coach Nicole. Remember, do this workout once per day, Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. *NO WORKOUTS ON THE WEEKEND* A new video will be posted each Thursday night. <BR> <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=1251 Fri, 1 May 2009 07:10:53 EST The Countdown To Summer Challenge 5/1 to 6/20 <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>235</em> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>235</em> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Summer will be here in 7 short weeks and you know what that means. No more hiding under bulky, long-sleeved sweaters and sweatpants. Are you ready for it? This challenge will be similar to our last challenge since I think the guidelines were a good basis to follow for healthy, long term weight loss. But with this one, I'll be adding a weekly workout video for ... Fri, 1 May 2009 06:40:10 EST Happy Easter (¯`&#9829; HAPPY EASTER &#9829;´¯) <BR> (¯`&#9829;´¯) <BR> `*.¸.*´ <BR> (¯`&#9829;Have a Blessed Day&#9829;´¨) <BR> &#9829;´¨)&#9829;April&#9829;(¯`&#9829; <BR> <BR> <em>172</em> <em>449</em> <em>172</em> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 10:16:32 EST You've got another new one here! Hi all! I'm new to your group. Not new to SP but definitely new to Indiana! In fact, we just moved to Jeffersonville on the 20th of March! I'm a Florida native and recently from South Carolina so I'm still getting used to being all the way "up here" lol. <BR> <BR> I'm married to an active duty Marine so our time here is short, 3 years max. I didn't really connect with many friends at our old duty station...I was too busy having two children and going through a deployment! I am really looki... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 18:48:38 EST April Mini-Challenges & Diet Info I thought I would start a separate thread for our weekly mini-challenges and and other bits of info that will be helpful to us in reaching our goal of losing one pound per week. That way we can keep the main challenge thread clear for weekly weigh-ins and daily chats. <BR> <BR> Here is our week one mini-challenge ~ POST AT LEAST ONCE PER WEEK! <BR> <BR> *Friendship is born at that moment when one person <BR> says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the <BR> only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)*... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 07:27:31 EST Hello from Madison Hi everyone! Tricia here...a mom/office manager/photographer/romance consultant from Madison. I've been on SP for a while now and I'm happy to be joining others in my area! <BR> <BR> I look forward to sharing, helping, and motivating together! Sun, 29 Mar 2009 19:42:13 EST April Challenge Who's up for a challenge? Are you like me and need a little structure and a goal to shoot for, to keep yourself motivated and on track? Then join me in the April Challenge. From 4/1/09 to 4/30/09 lets set a goal to lose one pound per week. That's a very achievable weight loss and will help us get that much closer to our goal weight. <BR> <BR> Here are the guidelines, <BR> <BR> 1. The challenge will start 4/1/09. Everyone needs to weigh-in and take body measurements if possible, and post t... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 13:12:25 EST 148 Team members! How many of you are still here? <BR> <BR> Please give us a "here" and let us know where you are with your goals and how we can help each other reach them. <em>223</em> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 11:19:31 EST What are your April goals! For me....making it to the gym 4 days a week and doing my spinner 4 nights. <BR> <BR> I already gave up all the bad fats, Diet Coke (believe that or not) and all white bread, rice and pasta. So, just maintaining these is my on-going goal. <BR> <BR> Who is next? Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:27:30 EST Dubois County Was just wondering if there's anyone from the Dubois County area? <BR> <BR> Beth <BR> (Mrsbannedfonz) Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:19:18 EST Wraps? Has anyone tried those weight loss wraps where you go and get wrapped and you loose inches? I saw on in Newburgh on TV today and it said one lady that tried it lost 2 dress sizes. <BR> To Success in 2009! <BR> Gail Mon, 22 Dec 2008 18:27:37 EST Posey Co. ? Hello, <BR> Anyone from Posey Co. area? <BR> To Success in 2009! <BR> Gail Mon, 22 Dec 2008 18:23:15 EST New to S. Indiana Hi, we just moved here from Ohio in July. I am the caretaker of a 175 acre farm/camp in the Bristow mailing area, about 10 minutes from St. Meinrad. I do not know anyone here except the owners of the farm and my hubby. Sun, 21 Dec 2008 14:27:00 EST Things you see at The Mall! While shopping at Eastland Mall the other day in Evansville...well before we started shopping that is (we got there before they opened) I noticed the vast amount of "mall walkers". Anyway, many were older, some were younger, some were pushing babies in strollers. Then, as I turned the corner, I almost got bulldozed over by a little ole' man pushing his oxygen tank. <BR> <BR> It occurred to me, that if this little ole' man can walk the mall pushing his oxygen tank and wearing his mask...... Sun, 21 Dec 2008 12:26:10 EST New YMCA in Floyd County Did anyone join the new YMCA in New Albany? Is it as impressive as they made it out to be in the paper. It was reported the Y wanted 500 new members and they had 1500 join before the open house on Saturday. Sun, 16 Nov 2008 22:56:14 EST 5 K Anyone??? Hey girls, <BR> <BR> I'm planning to register for a 5K in Louisville on Sat, Nov. 8th. Don't freak out LOL but it's at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville. Yep, you heard me right LOL If you've never heard of this amazing site, take a look at the online link below. Click on "cemetery" then "grounds/lakes" etc to check it out. A few of our young trainers at the Y took the tour & said it was absolutely amazing! When you finish your run/walk you get to go place your flag on the grave of a vete... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 15:30:07 EST Integra 1/2 Marathon, anyone? Anybody planning on trying to walk/run the Integra half-marathon in October? Early registration ends the end of this week. <BR> <BR> I didn't get to do it last year cause hubby was sick, so this year I REALLY want to finish it! I want that medal! LOL. <BR> <BR> I'm up to 5 miles now, with only a little bit of sore toes and hips. I think you're supposed to train long-distance walking 3-4 times a week. Is anybody else doing this? Mon, 18 Aug 2008 15:05:10 EST Live on East Coast, but heart is still in Indiana Hello...just wanted to say HI to the group -- I currently live near Wash. DC, but I was born and raised in Evansville -- I miss it. Things are too rushed otu here, and I miss the pace of the midwest, so I am living vicariously through all of you to keep tabs on Indiana! Take care... :) Fri, 20 Jun 2008 23:33:31 EST A Southern Indiana Group ! Hello! What a find! Hello all! I am just still trying to browse all through this website and find my way around. Mon, 19 May 2008 00:15:51 EST Weekend Plans... OK...this is my fist official weekend here at SP. I have to admit, I am a bit nervous. I am always active on weekends, but we tend to be attracted to food. I am leaving in the morning and hitting yard sales with my mom. This is usually an all day adventure, so I am taking my meal plan with me. We are also planning on going to the races tomorrow evening. I am still trying to figure out how I am gonna go racing and not get myself some chili cheese fries (MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!)! I have a bag packed ... Sat, 17 May 2008 02:31:09 EST losin weight in salem! Hey i'm from salem proud mom of 2 kids. just here to get my life back and get on track. Need to lose weight,get healthier and get in better shape. glad to be here! <em>213</em> Sat, 10 May 2008 07:24:58 EST New from Salem.... Just wanted to say "HI!!" My name is Christy and I am from the big town of Salem. I am also a single mom to a wonderful 12 year old daughter. I work a full time job and attend college online. A friend of mine sent me an email telling me about this here I am!! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone!! Sat, 10 May 2008 02:05:25 EST not new, but absent for quite awhile. I was active with posting awhile ago, but haven't been for months and months. I'm back, and trying to stay on top of SP, so we'll see how that goes. I'm down over 12 lbs in 5 weeks- so far, so good. <BR> <BR> I live in Madison... which is south, but I think most of you are from the southwestern corner, from what I can tell. (I've only been in Indiana for like 8 months... not good with tying cities to geography!) Sun, 4 May 2008 20:32:58 EST New to SP wanted to say hello Hey all, I was searching for people in Evansville and came across this team. I'm a mother of four who works full time so I'm usually busy!! Trying to find time for me to exercise is insane but it would be nice to make some friends and have some external support. :) Sat, 3 May 2008 09:00:04 EST New from New Albany, live in Floyds Knobs. Hi All, <BR> Just found the Southern IN Sparkies page. It's great. I've been on SP since Sunday & love it. I'm a Realtor here in So. IN. I have a beautiful 13 yr old daughter & a wonderful husband. <BR> Chris Tue, 29 Apr 2008 22:11:14 EST Great article about "set backs" ! I highly recomend this one! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=113 </link> Sun, 13 Apr 2008 13:51:19 EST Walking Paths in Southern Indiana Hey folks, does anyone know of any great walking paths in Southern Indiana? If so post the info on this thread. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a website that may help! <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 6 Apr 2008 17:06:23 EST Representing Pekin Hi All, I'm glad to be here! <BR> I'm Lisa and I live in Pekin. The site of the oldest continuous celebration of the 4th of July in the United States! <BR> I am 44, married to a wonderful husband and father. We have the distinct honor and priviledge of raising a son with autism. My son is 12 years old. He is the joy of my life! He and my husband are my two best guys! <BR> <BR> About 2 years ago, I lost down to 155 lbs from around 182 lbs. I felted and looked great! But my schedu... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 15:46:16 EST Representing Sellersburg Hi all - my name is Julie and I am trying to weigh 130 pounds by the age of 30. I call it my 130 by 30 plan. I have until May 30 of 2009 to reach my goal - I am hoping that SP can help me do this. Everyone I have met so far has been great - and I look forward to making many new friends :) Thu, 6 Mar 2008 16:39:26 EST Georgetown Hi everyone. I am a 30 year old, happily married mother of one. My daughter is 10. Husband and I have been together for 12 years. I am looking to get down 40 pounds to 150, and am looking forward to running a 5K with my daughter in October. Sun, 2 Mar 2008 13:09:22 EST Welcome to the new members!!!! Hey newbies!!!! <em>235</em> Welcome!!! <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Please take some time and introduce yourselves in the introduction forum below! We'd love to hear from you all!!! <BR> <BR> ~Sharon Sun, 2 Mar 2008 10:10:14 EST Hello Hey! I'm back in the game. I ended up getting a new computer because my other, well its a goner. It was to the point that I couldn't get online at all to check anything out. I had been going over to my parents house and using their computer and its dial-up and took forever for the pages to load. But the important thing is, I have a new computer and I can start getting back on track. <BR> <BR> I have started going to Weight Watchers meeting here in my hometown. I have been going for 6... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:26:15 EST USI Students /Faculty I started a USI team if anyone on there goes, it would be great if you would join!!! Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:11:44 EST Health and Wellness Event in Evansville Hey girls I wanted to share with you a health/wellness event coming up on Feb. 26th. The speaker is an RN that has spent the last 3 years doing research on hormone, diet, exercise, stress... She is awesome to listen to and I think that a lot of you may be interested. Especially those women interested in hormone balancing!!! Rosie has lived through it and shares with others what she did as an alternative to taking a synthetic hormone replacement therapy. She talks about the environment and... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 16:46:02 EST ROLL CALL Who is here...say "I" LOL <em>184</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2008 09:03:20 EST New from Corydon Hey, <BR> <BR> Just joined today. I am 31 wanting to loose more than 100lbs. I am really looking forward to being on this sight. Mon, 21 Jan 2008 14:00:33 EST New to SP from Evansville Hi everyone. I am new to SP, but not new to the weight loss game. Last year I lost about 50 pounds. Gained 10 back in the summer and fall. Now, I am ready to kick these last 15-20 pounds off for good. I am really needing to get in shape and get the weight off quickly as I am registered for the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon. My husband is doing the Full. I am a sahm to three children 2, 4, and 6. Nice to be a part of this group. <BR> Vicki Fri, 18 Jan 2008 15:15:21 EST Weekly Goals for 90 day Challenge My weekly goals: ( I am setting nutrition, fitness and personal/business goals for my challenge) <BR> I will work out 5 days this week. 3 days cardio, 2 days weights <BR> I will log my food 5 out of 7 days. <BR> I will dedicate 45 minutes a day to my business/calls. Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:11:07 EST 90 DAY CHALLENGE For all of you SI members that are around Evansville area. A friend and I are hosting a 90 day challenge this Wed night at 6:00 at the German Twn. Volunteer Fire Department (Hwy 65/St. Wendel). We will be doing initial measurements, weights, and BP (if you want). We will be setting 3 month goals, weekly goals and supporting each other. You can participate as a TEAM or individual. We will have prices for the top team and individual. <BR> <BR> I thought we could even do something like t... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 18:56:42 EST See all of you who can make at LIVE IT UP For those of you around Evansville, I hope to see you at LIVE IT UP. Remember to stop by and see me (Arbonne Booth), I would love to meet some of you in person. Ask for Jennifer and tell me your a sparkie! Fri, 11 Jan 2008 21:51:41 EST Perry County new girl Hi everyone! My name is Jennie and I'm 26. I'm from Perry County. I look forward to being a part of this group! <em>249</em> Thu, 10 Jan 2008 16:15:14 EST New to SI team Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am from Evansville. I am an RN and wellness coach. I own my own business as a consultant with a health and wellness company. I am looking forward to starting the NEW YEAR out with some new goals to meet by May. I have 20 pounds I would love to lose before a vacation to Orlando. I am so excited to connect with others from SI!!! I will be at LIVE IT UP this weekend (the 12th) so if any of you are there, please stop in and ask for Jennifer Titzer!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Sun, 6 Jan 2008 22:25:13 EST Newbie from Perry County Is anyone going to the Live it up Health and Wellness expo in Evansville Saturday? Should be a lot of fun, weather permitting were going down for the walk/run also. Clocked in 55 minutes at the gym on the treadmill today and played about 25 minutes of Racquetball. <em>224</em> Sun, 6 Jan 2008 18:56:33 EST D.I.E.T. I borrowed it from Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limits" and locked away, never to be tasted again. Oh, and lettuce. In other words: <BR> <BR> Don't <BR> Imagine <BR> Eating <BR> This <BR> <BR> I like this! Sun, 6 Jan 2008 12:22:12 EST New goals! Goodbye 2007 and hello 2008. It's a brand new year! I challenge you all to set some NEW realistic goals and to post on a regular basis and keep us updated on your progress. I want us to get together as a team and win this battle. What ever your individual battles are! We can do this! <BR> <BR> The new feature above is called "SparkAmerica 2008" <link><BR>rica_home.asp </link> <BR> SparkAmerica 2008 is a health and fitness challenge designed to moti... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 12:57:49 EST Holiday gains??? Has anyone gotten on the dreaded scale this week yet? <BR> I was very happy to see only a 2 pound gain. I was very afraid that it was more! I am quickly working that off this week! Fri, 28 Dec 2007 09:27:10 EST Hi newbie here Hi my name is Bobbi, I live in the Evansville area, I am retired, loving it, 66 years old, have two daughters, one lives near me married with a daughter 18 mo., other daughter lives in WA state, married to a navy man, daughter, 24, son 21, son 7, daughter 6, this is her 2nd marriage and 2nd family ha ha, I have been married for 42 years, my husband from here I was an Army brat, born in Chicago lived all over the country. <BR> I quit smoking 3/27/07 and have now gained 20 lbs. and am misserab... Tue, 25 Dec 2007 23:10:54 EST Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! <em>233</em> Wishing you all the very best and merriest of holidays! <em>233</em> Sun, 23 Dec 2007 10:12:40 EST Quote for today (since it's so cold) <BR> "There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people." <BR> <BR> Bill Bowerman <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Dec 2007 09:46:21 EST What are your goals for December? For me getting back on schedule, minus injuries, will be my December goal. Also, working back up to where I was running wise and losing more weight would be nice. I am not going to set an actual amount, just weight loss. <BR> <BR> How about you? Sun, 25 Nov 2007 12:28:48 EST Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! Thu, 22 Nov 2007 09:07:59 EST Hello! Hi I just wanted to say hi I am new to this team! I had joined another team and no one was ever on there so I went looking for another! Wed, 21 Nov 2007 08:22:53 EST I challenge you to do this Thanksgiving workout! <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=968 </link> Wed, 21 Nov 2007 06:30:29 EST I like this one! "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." <BR> <BR> - George Bernard Shaw, playwright <BR> <BR> I think I need to start living like this! <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 21 Nov 2007 06:27:29 EST What did you eat today? I decided to start a new thread.....feel free to post what your daily intakes are here. <BR> <BR> Post once a day and edit the same post. Example: <BR> <BR> Breakfast= <BR> Snack= <BR> Lunch= <BR> Snack= <BR> Dinner= <BR> Snack= <BR> <BR> *Water= Sun, 4 Nov 2007 08:59:49 EST Admit it...are you sneaking Halloween candy? I did was hard not to! <em>116</em> But, today....NONE!!! <BR> <BR> How about you? Fri, 2 Nov 2007 22:54:08 EST Happy belated birthday KOSBORNE040!!! October 10th! So sorry Miss Karen for missing your birthday!!! I hope you had a fabulous day! <em>236</em> Tue, 30 Oct 2007 12:54:23 EST Happy belated birthday WILLOW~ME MENANA!!! October 27th! <em>177</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry we missed it Gracie! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Oct 2007 12:52:35 EST Another new feature! You can now add a link to your posts! For example: <BR> <link><BR>lery_enlarge.asp?id=853633 </link> Tue, 30 Oct 2007 12:39:27 EST Folk dance - great exercise, free and fun!! Every Thursday is International Dance FUN with the Evansville International Folk Dancers. <BR> <BR> We meet at 6:30 pm upstairs at Tri-State Bearing on Fares Ave. in Evansville, and we dance the night away. I usually wear a heart rate monitor and tell everybody how many calories we're burning, LOL! <BR> <BR> Anyway, it's great fun, great exercise, and it's FREE although they do accept donations for the teachers. <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <BR> <BR> Wan... Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:25:21 EST Happy Birthday AMANDARAQS!!! <em>236</em> Hope you have a wonderful day!!! <em>177</em> Thu, 18 Oct 2007 11:16:47 EST Newbie alert....LOL New here, live in Brookville area. <BR> <BR> Looking to lose for my wedding in May of 2008. <BR> <BR> Need the support. Hope to talk to you all more!! Tue, 16 Oct 2007 16:12:56 EST New feature! It's called "Family Adventure" and you can add your family and track their progress as well. Whether it be kids and fitness and their eating habits too, or even setting goals for them to achieve. It's cool....check it out! <BR> <BR><BR>y_adventure_home.asp Tue, 16 Oct 2007 11:09:04 EST hello all... hello to fellow southern indiana people...i am new to SP and have been recruited here by DJ4FITNESS...i currently belong to another site i have gotten dug in pretty deeply with lots of friends...but DJ insisted i check you here i's nice to know there are others in southern IN that actually get out and do things because i have found noone in this area on any other sites... <BR> <BR> i live in huntingburg...(it's nice to not have to say 'have you e... Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:03:14 EST ROLL CALL! Who is here? And who is not? Let's get a head count. <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> ~S Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:33:16 EST Today's quote "There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between." <BR> ---- Pat Riley, basketball coach <BR> Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:27:20 EST Quote of the day You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. <BR> <BR> -David Viscott <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 10:30:56 EST Halloween Candy Each year during the month of October and some of November I eat way too much Halloween Candy. I was wondering if we wanted to make a pledge "not to eat candy during this time which in turn will help us achieve our goals set for Thanksgiving." I know if others will pledge it with me then I will be not as attempted to eat yucky candy. What are your thoughts? Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:01:07 EST Share and Swap Recipes...Yum! What kind of meals do you eat? We'd love for you to share a recipe with us. Once a week post a recipe that you enjoy. If you come across more than one feel free to post another. I am sure that we won't like all the recipes posted but pick and choose. Try something different. Let's share our recipes among friends. LOL Tue, 25 Sep 2007 01:14:34 EST Eating habits I decided to add this diet and eating habits section (notice I didn't say diet and nutrition) Because I think it may be important to actually list our habits as well. Whether it be eating in front of the the tv, late night eating or even snacking between meals. I can use some help in this department. <BR> <BR> can list what you have eaten, what you should have eaten or any thoughts at all. Sun, 23 Sep 2007 11:36:43 EST It's Race for the Cure day today! I hope everyone that is running/walking in this race today does well and enjoys the day! My daughter and I have matching hats LOL! We're off...wish us luck!!! <em>182</em> Sun, 16 Sep 2007 06:20:59 EST Beginning Bellydance classes in Evansville! Hi all -- I thought I'd let everybody know we have new beginning bellydance classes starting tomorrow, Septmeber 5, at 6:00 pm at the Three Rivers Dance and Performing Arts center on Royal Ave in Evansville. <BR> <BR> <BR> The studio is located at 1511 N. Royal Ave. <BR> Go here for a map: <BR> <BR> <BR> Sessions run monthly, and the monthly fee is $40 for weekly one-hour <BR> classes. You do NOT need any previous dance experience to enjoy the benefits <BR> of t... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 10:39:04 EST This might be pushing it but.... Would anyone like to make up a Team for the Race for the Cure coming up September 16th??? I know it's pushing it for many of us, but, it could be alot of fun and for a great cause and a chance to get to know all of us here in person. <BR> <BR> Please get back with me ASAP if you are interested. And by the way...there is NO pressure to run this race...unless you want to of course! Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:57:23 EST Thanksgiving Challenge <em>235</em> To anyone who wants to set a goal and have plenty of support as you do it! <BR> <BR> Sometimes the toughest part of losing weight and getting healthy, is the feeling of being alone through all the highs and lows. It helps to have people around who want to cheer with you as you reach your goals! And encouragement and hugs for when things get tough! <BR> <BR> So, the Thanksgiving Challenge will be of your choice, whether you want to lose weight, start eating healthier or st... Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:36:01 EST Spark you use them? ....and what is your favorite? <BR> <BR> There is a huge variety of recipes here at SparkPeople. I am starting to utilize them more. <BR> <BR> My favorite so far is the chicken enchiladas.... <BR> <em>250</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2007 08:07:30 EST New feature: The Huddle Wall! Please feel free to add a "huddle" comment can be a quick hello or an inspirational thought...whatever you choose! PS You get points for it too! LOL <em>87</em> Wed, 8 Aug 2007 07:55:09 EST Belly Dance for Children! Just wanted to let you all know if there is enough interest, I'll be teaching Belly Dance at Lory's School of Dance! If you are interested or know of anyone who might be.......please call Lory's and ask them to put your name on the bellydance list! :) Mon, 9 Jul 2007 17:40:12 EST Happy 4th of July! Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!!!! <em>232</em> Wed, 4 Jul 2007 09:52:25 EST 4th annual half marathon I know we have a thread started but, I decided to start another for this reason...I am challenging everyone on our Southern Indiana Sparkies group to try this marathon. I have never done anything like this before....and I will be walking. So...who is in???? <BR> <BR> Here is some information: <BR> <BR> The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is very excited to announce the Tri-State's fourth annual half marathon, which will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2007! <BR> <BR> The 13.1 mile course ... Tue, 3 Jul 2007 19:33:26 EST Integra Half-marathon in October? So who's with me? who's walking or running it? <BR> <BR> The Y is starting the 15 weeks to 15 miles program in July. I think their walk schedule is Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at Wesselman Park. Sun, 24 Jun 2007 14:03:36 EST Birthday's... When is yours? (year is optional) <BR> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> Mine is June 17th Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:37:37 EST children and belly dance I am strongly considering to take a new class! I am thinking about teaching children to belly dance. I would focus on the "cute" movements rather than the sensual movements. I would also not have a recital. Rather, I would do a "recital" in the studio for the families. What are your thoughts? Thu, 21 Jun 2007 18:09:29 EST Who sells treadmills in Evansville?? I'm looking for an inexpensive treadmill that I can fold up so it doesn't take up so much floor space. I found one at Walmart in the spring for $200 (A Weslo brand) but I was wondering who else might carry them? I went to Gilles Schwinn but the only ones they had were in the $1000 range. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? I checked Target and they didn't have any. Thanks!! Thu, 21 Jun 2007 11:33:56 EST Exercising today? What is you plan for today? Thu, 21 Jun 2007 07:49:10 EST How much water did you drink today? 7 so far for about you? <em>91</em> Thu, 21 Jun 2007 07:44:18 EST Does anyone use any chat programs? I have AOL if anyone ever wants to chat.... <BR> <BR> I am Fmsssweet... Fri, 1 Jun 2007 22:50:06 EST How can we get the whole team posting? Hey Southern Indiana Sparkies! <BR> <BR> We have over 40 members in our group and only a few of us are posting and checking in on a daily basis. How can we get more of you involved? Please let me know if we can help you in any way! <BR> <BR> And to the ones that ARE posting...please keep up the great work and give any suggestions on how we can get our members more active! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> ~Sharon <em>88</em> Fri, 1 Jun 2007 08:25:33 EST Might not be here much this week... Just wanted to let everyone know that my week is going to be very busy so I may not be on much. My son is graduating High School Saturday (maybe if I say that enough it will actually sink in) LOL I have alot to do to get ready for this. <BR> <BR> You all have a great week and stick with your plan! <BR> <BR> ~Sharon Mon, 21 May 2007 09:39:45 EST The great outdoors Although there is plenty of beautiful scenery and great walking trails and parks, I truly miss the S. Central Indiana scenery! Living in Bloomington, we were between Brown County State Park and McCormick's Creek State Park. Both amazingly beautiful. I have a lot of sentimental memories of the Wolf Creek trail at McCormick's creek. <BR> <BR> I think my favorite hike was at kneebo (sp?) trail in Brown County up to some really interesting rock formations. <BR> <BR> Anyone here love connec... Sat, 19 May 2007 18:42:53 EST New SparkTeam Healthy Exchanges Recipes New Spark Team -Healthy Exchanges Recipes : This is a team dedicated to making recipes from as geniune great cook who share her recipes in her line of Healthy Exchange recipes. Stop by and consider joining as allot of her recipes are Midwestern comfort food made healthy. She passed on to her glory in May of 05' but her legacy lives on. Come live on (literally) with me on this team dedicated to cooking healthy. <BR> Diabetic Friendly, LowFat Friendly, moderate calories recipes! <BR> <BR> <em... Sat, 12 May 2007 14:34:56 EST The Perfect Plan...has anyone tried it? I have just been told about a place in Evansville called The Perfect Plan. Has anyone heard of it or tried it? <BR> <BR> Thank you. Fri, 11 May 2007 22:00:46 EST I want you all to ask yourselves this question: Why are you here? Think about it awhile and then answer. (I mean really think about it) <em>184</em> Mon, 7 May 2007 10:25:34 EST Walk/jog miles this Month of May Challenge I was wondering if you are a walker or a jogger or both if you wanted to pledge amount of miles you are going to walk/jog this month. We could keep up with our mileage daily here or however you want and see if we met our challenge for the month. <BR> <BR> I am pledging 106 miles this month of jogging/walking. <BR> Week 1 <BR> Tues 6 miles <BR> Wed 2.5 jog/4.5 walk = 7 miles <BR> Thurs 7 miles <BR> Friday 2.5 jog/2.5 walk=5 <BR> Sat Rest <BR> Sun Rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Mon 2.5 jog/3... Mon, 30 Apr 2007 09:51:07 EST FAT: What they don't tell you I watched a really disturbing documentary on PBS the other day called 'FAT: What they don't tell you' and it was basically a documentary that followed a small group of obese people. They talked about how our brains are programmed to prevent weightloss and that they don't realize that we are in a time now where food is plentiful and easily accessed. In other words when we try and cut calories and increase our activity the brain says to store fat. <BR> <BR> One woman especially concerned m... Sat, 14 Apr 2007 18:03:42 EST For Cindy...or anyone else with bad knees... Need Pain-Free Knees? <BR> <BR> Simple Stretches and Exercises Can Help <BR> -- By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way. <BR> <BR> Knees are the most commonly injured joints in the body. Considering that when you simply walk up stairs, the pressure across your knee joints is four times your body ... Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:08:50 EST Some ways to burn extra calories If you are walking briskly, expect to burn about 300 calories. <BR> <BR> Basketball is a great way to spend calories. We have all seen how the pro players sweat! You can burn well over 450 with your kids! <BR> <BR> If you have to clean your house, why not do it with optimism? Light cleaning consumes about 240 calories an hour. <BR> <BR> Do you have a green thumb? Well, your love might have some unexpected positive side effects. Gardening uses about 324 calories! <BR> <... Fri, 23 Mar 2007 09:39:14 EST How do you like the new layout? Just wanted to get your opinions on it! Love the scrolling points! LOL Wed, 21 Mar 2007 10:39:47 EST Who counts calories? ....and how many do you have in a 24 hour period? <BR> <BR> I started something new yesterday...I know it's not enough, but, I am trying to stay at 1000 per day. I am finding, that sometimes I am not getting that many in...which doesn't make I am going to try and be consistant. (for a change) <BR> <BR> What do you do? Fri, 16 Mar 2007 09:39:17 EST WATP???? hello, <BR> i was wondering if anyone here does leslie sansone's Walk Away The Pounds??? and do you log it into your fitness page? i dont know how to log it....i was putting down 15 min/mile, but we do more than that. leslie says its an aerobic workout too, so i feel like i'm cheating myself out of burned calories. in the walks we use the "stretchy" band and i couldnt find that in the list. <BR> <BR> so if you know or have any idea how to log it i would appreciate it. <BR> <BR> thnx so m... Thu, 15 Mar 2007 22:24:05 EST Where is everyone? I was just noticing that it seems like we have lost a few people. Is everything okay with everyone? Let us know what is going on. We can all help each other. Thu, 15 Mar 2007 12:26:31 EST Diet Cake Here are some recipes of my daughter. <BR> <BR> Diet Cake?? <BR> <BR> 1 box devils food cake <BR> 1 can coke zero <BR> 2 egg whites <BR> mix together and follow the instructions on the box for oven temp and time! <BR> (If on WW itturned out to be 2 points per cupcake!! with out frosting and they were great!!! <BR> <BR> you use one 12oz can of diet coke or any flavor into one box of cake mix . Make cupcakes. as many as the box mix says. Cook the same. I believe its 2 points for each c... Wed, 14 Mar 2007 12:03:41 EST Special days How do you "behave" on special days, like your birthday? I actually get to go out WITHOUT kids and I know it is going to be hard to not overdo the calories. Tue, 13 Mar 2007 08:30:23 EST Spring frenzy It is getting that time of year when things start getting REALLY busy! My professors pile on the extra work, the boys are all in baseball, my husband and I coach... it is nuts!! <BR> <BR> I am worried that the busy schedules will make me less likely to stick to eating right and working out. Once we open the pool, I can swim for extra exercise but I usually do not do any other working out over the summer. I really am going to need a kick in the butt to stay with this over this hectic time. <B... Tue, 13 Mar 2007 08:28:50 EST Where is the team??? OK...there are 35 of us now...but, only a handfull are posting...where is everyone? <BR> <BR> Are you working out? <BR> <BR> Have you burned out? <BR> <BR> Need some extra motivation? <BR> <BR> Are ya bored? <BR> <BR> Please post and let us know how you are doing! <BR> <BR> ~Sharon <em>184</em> Mon, 12 Mar 2007 14:48:12 EST Name one item you ate that was UN-healthy today... Maybe if I can admit it...I can stop it!!! <BR> <BR> A Hershey bar... Thu, 8 Mar 2007 13:07:19 EST Finally a diagnosis on my 'Mystery' illness! I went to the Dr's and for once was 100% honest with him on my symptoms. I expected him to think i was totally nuts like Dr's have been all my life. Boy was i in for a surprise. He did bloodwork last year before i got pregnant. I got the results today as medicade won't pay for two doctors. <BR> Acording to the results of my bloodwork, he strongly suspects i have lupus. I'm going in for more bloodwork to confirm the diagnosis. It is such a relief for me to at long last know what is wrong wi... Wed, 7 Mar 2007 01:50:15 EST Culligan water I just wanted to mention that we went ahead and got the Culligan water cooler. Everything is pretty reasonable. We added up the amount of cases of water we were buying on a weekly basis, and we are hoping this will be more economical for us. The water is pretty good too! <em>91</em> Tue, 6 Mar 2007 10:56:56 EST Michelle (Bighottie) I saw a post where you said you were going to school. Where do you go? I go to school also. I go to USI. I am trying to finish my teaching degree I started before I took off to have 4 kids. Tue, 6 Mar 2007 09:13:27 EST Children How many do you have? Boys/Girls? Ages? Do you want more kids? <BR> <BR> I have 4 boys. The oldest is 12, then 10, 6, and my baby is 5. I had my tubes tied so no more boys for me LOL Sun, 4 Mar 2007 12:09:12 EST I'm going to see the President today!!!!! YEAH!!! Anyone else going?? Fri, 2 Mar 2007 07:52:47 EST Leftovers are okay Does anybody else have a hard time getting the kids to eat leftovers? We had leftover chili from Sunday afternoon, and to save time on Tuesday, we were just going to do leftover chili. We decided to do this because we were at wrestling practice until almost 8:30 and did not have time to eat before going to practice. My kids threw the biggest fit about having to eat leftovers. I told them that they would eat that or go straight to bed without eating. I felt bad, but I was too tired to fix... Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:13:58 EST What's your sign? I'm a textbook Picses...March 12...if you read the description of a Picses it is so me it is scary. <BR> <BR> What is everyone else? Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:19:17 EST Too much exercise or something else? This may be TMI for most of you, but I really need to ask. <BR> <BR> So I have been exercising almost daily for at least an hour, usually 2 (the 1st hour is cardio, 2nd is yoga, stretching or pilates, not high impact) since... I started at a slower rate in October but really kicked it hard in December and on. Well about that time I started spotting and bleeding in between periods and my period would be significantly late or be really abnormal for me - heavy one day, light or spotty the ne... Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:38:51 EST Is spring finally here? <em>67</em> Wow it's nice outside, finally. Does anyone else think spring has finally arived? Also did anyone else make the mistake of turning off or lowering their gas heat? <BR> Lol i turned off the heater to my front room. It's like an oven when it gets above 40. I was told a way to do so, so that the piolet would stay on. Well it seems it was windy tuesday night. I tried turning my heater back on Wensday and the piolet is out! <BR> I'm terrified of fire and unable to light these t... Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:52:35 EST Grey's Anatomy A little off topic here, but does anyone else watch Grey's Anatomy? Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:24:59 EST New goals?'s February...anyone want to set any new goals? I know we already have the Valentines goal....I know I can't make that goal...unless I starve myself to death for the next 2 I thought we could set small monthly goals. <BR> <BR> I want 5 pounds this month....this is a very doable goal for me. <BR> <BR> Who's next? Thu, 1 Feb 2007 10:31:32 EST What are your thoughts on detoxifying the body? Before I go any further with this topic and I want it stated that this can be a generally gross topic if you are of the sensitive stomach variety and may contain way too much information for you to desire or find interesting to read. THAT IS YOUR WARNING~! <BR> <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> <BR> Okay, so I really enjoy watching the Lime network which usually has Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and general health and 'alternative' interest programs on there and on the one show I wat... Mon, 29 Jan 2007 23:08:27 EST What are you looking forward to? I was just wondering what everyone is looking forward to doing once they reach their goals? I am hoping to be able to buy a new sundress for my cousin's wedding in May. Getting a new swimsuit this summer and going to the pool more with my kids! Buying a new wardrobe, and of course Victoria Secret lol!!!AND I am going to buy a "little black dress" for our Anniversary in October!! Thu, 25 Jan 2007 09:52:08 EST Going on A trip with hubby on the truck( stoping in Vegas for A few days)will try real hard to stay on my diet I am realy doing good this is day 8 and I am down 12# I will be back in A week maybe A little longer!! Hope everyone has A good week, <BR> Tamra Mon, 22 Jan 2007 10:28:14 EST Please keep my Dad in your thoughts.... I wanted to let you know why I probably won't be on much in the next few weeks... <BR> <BR> My Dad has taken a turn for the worse, it seems he is losing his almost 2 year battle with cancer. He has fought hard and I give him alot of credit for going this long on all the chemo and radiation. I am really hoping he can rest and not have to worry about Dr appts and more meds that just don't seem to work! <BR> <BR> I was hoping for some good thoughts and possibly prayers if you believe in it.... Sat, 20 Jan 2007 20:57:35 EST going to the movies...what to snack on? I am going to see a movie with a friend tonight..not something I do very often, but I would normally get popcorn & a coke & reeses pieces...obviously I wont be doing that tonight lol.. so does anyone have any advice on what to snack on when you go to a movie? I am going to bring my own water.. but what else? Fri, 19 Jan 2007 14:38:39 EST The picture is up on my Spark Page! I just put the picture up of me with Joey McIntyre on my spark page.. just thought I would let you all know! <BR> Wed, 17 Jan 2007 21:20:21 EST DVD Reviews I am an exercise DVD Junkie.. I thought we could start a thread with DVD Reviews. I just did one called Kundalini Yoga for Beginners and Beyond with Ravi and Ana. <BR> <BR> It was actually a really good DVD but I thought it would have a more cardio/strength thing going on but it focused mostly on breath, meditation and stretching. They did have a yoga segment about half an hour long and I got about 15 minutes of cardio out of it. However, if you have back problems this dvd might be good f... Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:59:08 EST Dancing With the Stars Did anyone else go see that last night at Roberts? My husband suprised me with tickets yesterday at the very last minute.. He got them free from work, so we got to go and sit in the company's box seats.. I had such a good time! I did get derailed on dinner, we ended up going through the drive through and picking something up.. I got a whopper Jr & then some nachos at the show (split those with derek).. all of this and I STILL managed to stay in my calorie range for the day.. I am soo proud of... Wed, 17 Jan 2007 09:55:30 EST Who scrapbooks? I was wanting to know if anyone would be interested in starting a scrapbooking thread? Just curious! <em>88</em> Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:16:09 EST What one item you ate yesterday was healthy? Oatmeal Wed, 10 Jan 2007 09:37:53 EST To all the newbies..... Come out come out where ever you are.....and say hello!!!! LOL <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> We have 20 members in our little group now!!! Fri, 5 Jan 2007 11:31:11 EST Did you get the email about reaching your plateau? It was titled: <BR> <BR> "How do I know if I've reached a plateau? What can I do to jump start my weight loss again?" <BR> <BR> <BR> There are 3 parts to it...and it's very long, too long for me to cut and paste it here. I wanted to bring this to your attention because I know there are a few of us that have been stuck for awhile and could use a jump start. <BR> <BR> It's under "Ask the Experts" down at the very bottom under "Fitness questions". If you cannot find it please let me kno... Thu, 4 Jan 2007 12:39:53 EST For Evansville Parent Magazine Hi there! <BR> <BR> My name is Amy Egnew-Hughes and I am a features writer for Evansville Parent magazine. Our March issue is going to focus on Health and Fitness and I wanted to do a feature story on this site and the number of Tri Staters that have found a great deal of support here. I am also looking for a couple of folks who are parents that this site has helped lose the weight and keep it off! So if you are a parent or know of someone on here that is and fits the criteria above I wou... Tue, 2 Jan 2007 21:01:54 EST Valentine Goal I want to make 3 goals <BR> <BR> 1st goal~exercising 6 out 7 days a week. <BR> <BR> 2nd goal~to eat 3 meals a day that will nourish my body. <BR> <BR> 3rd goal~to lose weight~I don't want to set a certain amount at this time just to lose some weight. <BR> <BR> 4th goal~to not stay the same or gain between now and Valentines Day. Tue, 2 Jan 2007 13:23:58 EST Happy New Year!!!! Just wanted to pop in here and say HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! <BR> I wish you all the best!!! Good luck with your goals! You can do this!!! <BR> <BR> ~Sharon <BR> <BR> <em>84</em> Mon, 1 Jan 2007 03:19:07 EST Welcome Amy! I'm so happy that you joined! I hope you love it here as much as I do! Tue, 26 Dec 2006 22:54:34 EST New Year Resolutions??? Anyone??? I am going to set some achievable goals for myself. And most importantly, I will not give up if I slip up! How about you??? <BR> <BR> Here is a guide to setting achievable goals: (I don't write these I just find them!!!) <BR> <BR> How to Set Unbreakable Resolutions <BR> <BR> Start planning early. If you want to be ready for New Year's, start week one on Dec. 19. <BR> Week 1: Track everything you eat or drink as well as place eaten, time eaten, with whom, rate hunger level, len... Tue, 26 Dec 2006 12:11:13 EST Happy Holidays to All!!! <em>233</em> Wishing you all the very best holiday season!!! <BR> <BR> Take care!!! <BR> <BR> ~Sharon <em>233</em> Sun, 24 Dec 2006 13:10:40 EST Good article... This goes along with what we have been discussing (it's long...but good!) <BR> <BR> <BR> When it comes to New Year's resolutions, 100% success usually isn't a source of fear or dread. <BR> In fact, with resolutions, most of us think consistency is everything-- which is why it’s so easy to fade by February once we find ourselves slipping even slightly. When we eat too much, miss our target weight loss, or don’t get to the gym for a few days, we conveniently give up-- taking an all-or-nothing... Wed, 20 Dec 2006 21:49:43 EST I'm back I've had it up one side and down the other with my crazy foot. I keep getting thrown of my wagon of dieting because of it! I had another surgery in Nov. on it. I'm happy to be able to walk again. I will be off my crutches on friday. (I hope) I'm excitd to finally get back into the groove of things. Wed, 20 Dec 2006 00:42:17 EST How often do you weigh yourself? I was just wondering how often you weigh yourself to check your progress? And when is the best time to do it, in the morning I would think? Mon, 18 Dec 2006 15:43:22 EST How do you make it through Christmas? What do I do??How do I make it through Christmas without going crazy with junk? What are you all planning for the holidays? Sun, 17 Dec 2006 12:12:13 EST Hello Hello to everyone, I am new here and just starting out with my life changes and spark. I am 23 years old, mommy of two little boys(2&6months). I have been married to my husband for 21/2 years and we live in Vanderburgh County. I am a stay at home mommy and most of the time very tired! I just graduated from Ivy Tech last May with a degree in Office Administration/Medical Specialist. I am looking for a good support system to keep me motivated and hoping that you all will be it! Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:38:33 EST Introduction Hello again to all. I just wanted to say thank you SSSWEET and NANA for the email and warm welcome. My name is Stephanie and I live in Greene County. I'm 35 years old and have been on the site for just a little over a week. I'm a customer service rep for a local insurance company. I'm enrolled at Ivy Tech and only have 4 more classes to reach my Associates degree in Office Administration. It's been a long road but I'm almost done and I think it will be well worth while in the long run. My goa... Fri, 15 Dec 2006 19:43:59 EST Walking I found this article and I wanted to share it with you... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Great fitness begins with a walk <BR> <BR> Walking is an ideal form of exercise for many reasons. You don't need special equipment to do it, it can be done by almost anyone, and you can do it almost anywhere! As an added bonus, there are numerous health benefits from starting a regular walking program: <BR> <BR> Good for your heart: Walking regularly can result in a reduction of high blood pressure and high ... Wed, 29 Nov 2006 09:19:03 EST Emotional Eating Does anyone else do some emotional eating? If I am upset, stressed, feeling down, having a bad day... whatever I turn to food right away. This is something I started really young and as a way to avoid feeling anything negative because I was taught to stuff it down with food. Maybe we could use this thread as a vent instead of emotional eating. I know this is one of my biggest issues with losing weight. Anyone else have these issues? <BR> <BR> ~ Kimmi Mon, 27 Nov 2006 19:12:01 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I wanted to take a minute and say Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with family, friends and food (of course)....just don't over-do-it now!!! LOL <em>190</em> <BR> <BR> ~Sharon Wed, 22 Nov 2006 17:26:30 EST THOUGHTS, SCRIPTURES AND PRAYERS ... Each day I look at scripture and write out a prayer in my journal and I thought I'd like to share with you each day what I write. You are always in my prayers. Daily as I walk throughout the day with the Lord I ask Him to be with you in your weightloss and other areas of your life. I always thought of quiet time with the Lord with taking 1/2, 1 hr or more and praying. I have come to believe that Quiet Time With the Lord is just that not thinking about our troubles, Not thinking about what... Thu, 16 Nov 2006 10:43:24 EST Where is everyone??? Please post and let us know how you are doing...good or bad...we are here for you!!! <em>223</em> Thu, 16 Nov 2006 10:31:46 EST Thanksgiving Challenge Ladies~ We have a Christmas challenge already in the works. We are all struggling so I thought maybe we could add a Thanksgiving Challenge in striving to reach our goal of weight loss and healthier life. <BR> <BR> I am going to set my goal at 5 lbs. However I really would like to 10 lbs.. If it is above 5 lbs. I'll be ticked pink. <BR> What do you want to lose by Thanksgiving....?????? <BR> Let get motivated and out of the rut we are in. <BR> Let's talk, post, encourage, motivate lets get... Fri, 3 Nov 2006 12:20:50 EST For those of you who love fitness water... Propell now makes the little packages that you add to bottles of can also get the flavors with the added calcium! I am very excited about this...I will be sure not to have any more trouble getting my water in!!! Sun, 29 Oct 2006 16:40:31 EST An article worth reading Did you all see this? <BR> <BR> Question: <BR> <BR> Can other drinks such as diet sodas and herbal tea count towards my 8 glasses of water for the day? <BR> <BR> <BR> Answer: <BR> <BR> The latest recommendations from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, Dietary Reference Intake for Electrolytes and Water says..."The fluids consumed do not have to be only water. Individuals can obtain their fluids from a variety of beverages and foods. Contrary to popular opin... Wed, 25 Oct 2006 09:36:37 EST Welcome thread! I see that we have new members joining and I wanted to welcome you to the group! Please feel free to introduce yourselves here! <BR> <BR> We are so happy you are here! <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> ~Sharon Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:12:41 EST "What We ate today SSSweet~I thought this was a great idea of yours <BR> Here is what I ate yesterday. <BR> Breakfast <BR> Tuna .5 serving w/mayo and a slice of bread and butter pickle and old london Melba snacks garlic for a total of 156 calories <BR> Lunch: <BR> Camppbell's Tomato Soup and 5 Wheat Saltine crackers <BR> Supper: <BR> Flour Tortilla, White Cheese and 7 taco chips with salsa for a total of 772 calories <BR> Snack <BR> extra Small banana for 75 cal <BR> total of 1,243 calories <BR> <BR> The onl... Wed, 18 Oct 2006 09:03:57 EST HEY! LOOK AT WHAT I LOST! I thought this might be a fun topic to go to and tell each other only when we lost weight and/or inches. It would be like a reward that didn't cost money. <BR> <BR> I lost 2 lbs. YEAH!! <BR> <BR> You all continue to be my angels. Thank you for your support! <em>43</em> Mon, 16 Oct 2006 12:02:04 EST Christmas Challenge (Oct 13-Dec.22) I don't about you but I need a challenge that is attainable for me. The long term goal is too far away. This is a ten week challenge. I'd love anyone interested to jump in, I'd love for you to join me. I think each individual will have to set their own goal. <BR> I'd like to lose 15 lbs. by Christmas. <BR> ~gracie~ <BR> SW~205 Thu, 12 Oct 2006 11:23:26 EST A great motivational tip for our bad week! "Bumps in the road are nothing more than opportunities to take two steps forward and become a stronger person. As long as you keep doing the right things, good things will happen." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Oct 2006 09:48:49 EST Welcome Torees121! Now that you are one of us...we gotta get you posting! Tell us what's going on with you! Welcome!!! <em>235</em> Tue, 10 Oct 2006 23:45:30 EST Time to get in gear Well if fell off the wagon on Saturday. We went with another family down to the festival, and of course I couldn't resist eating. NOTHING, and I do mean nothing is healthy there. I was so hungry that I gave up, and ate a bunch of junk. <BR> <BR> Today, I am hitting my diet harder than ever. I've decided to go for a walk this morning, and that's not like me to walk on a Sunday. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say thanks to you guys for your support. Sun, 8 Oct 2006 09:53:41 EST What is youe exercise plan for today? For me it's getting up at 4:10AM and hitting the treadmill for 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> Then I usally do wide leg squats with toes pointing out trying to work my inner thigh area...thats my problem area!!! <BR> <BR> Then on to crunches and all the ab work I can do. <BR> <BR> I also worked out my tricepts today. <BR> <BR> What is your plan? Fri, 6 Oct 2006 12:11:24 EST Points wheel 5 today! <em>67</em> Thu, 5 Oct 2006 18:03:30 EST How much water did you drink today? Thought we could start a daily check in thread to make sure we are getting enough water in! <BR> <BR> I have had 8 already today... <em>194</em> Thu, 5 Oct 2006 18:02:18 EST Hey Southern Indiana Sparkies! Thought I'd start a place where all of us Southern "Hoosiers" (who likes that name anyway?) can have some fun, lose some weight, and really support each other along the way! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Welcome! <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> ~Sharon Thu, 5 Oct 2006 17:40:17 EST