SparkPeople Kinect to Fitness and Health Team Messageboard We use the Xbox Kinect to workout and to reach our health and fitness goals. The Kinect makes exercise fun! All Kinect games welcome: Dance Central, Just Dance, Biggest Loser, Your Shape, and more. SparkPeople Kinect to Fitness and Health Team Messageboard I just got the Xbox One S 2TB I just picked up the Xbox One S Gears of war edition Fire Red and I haven't opened it yet I'm waiting until I move in a few weeks has anyone else gotten the Xbox One S yet if so what are your thoughts Sat, 8 Oct 2016 14:57:58 EST Xbox Live Gold Subscription $39.99 until 6/22/16<BR>-live-12-month-gold-membership/4249403<BR>.p?id=1219713371624&amp;skuId=4249403 <BR> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 16:33:38 EST February 2015 Challenge Sorry, this post didn't show up before (I'm accessing Spark from my phone & things don't always cooperate), so I re-posted it. Now it's here 2x. Just ignore this one! <em>198</em> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> ~ Randi Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:01:18 EST Kinect PlayFit <link><BR>/kinect-playfit-help#54be48862ef948bb9<BR>aee33b6326db973 </link> <BR> <BR> Does anyone use this app on their 360? Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:40:58 EST Kinect for Xbox One So I was in game stop and saw that you can purchase the Kinect separately from the system...I'm thinking about getting that....Who has the new Kinect system what do you think I purchased both my Xbox Ones without the Kinect do you like it what games are out for the Kinect for Xbox One Sat, 7 Feb 2015 17:23:50 EST Hi :-D Hi, I'm Niki and I love, love, love, Dance Central! <em>334</em> I still have the 360 and I'm not planning on getting and Xbox one anytime soon. I haven't played in a while but I'm hoping this team will help me get back on track and get moving! <em>355</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 03:23:18 EST DC AND PLAYFIT CHALLENGE WEEK TWO Sorry if Last week scores were a bit confusing. When you type in the message screen it looks like it will put spaces between things but once you actually Post the message it loses the format. So it just all runs together into one line. I will try to go back and edit it if anyone is still interested in that. I am trying a different format. So I have the leaderboards before and after unless there was no change at all then I just state NO CHANGE <BR> DANCE CENTRAL CHALLENGE – <BR> <BR> WE... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:56:07 EST DANCE CENTRAL CHALLENGE WEEK ONE SCORES! DANCE CENTRAL CHALLENGE – Sorry I forgot to get the scores from DC at the beginning of the week. So you will not be able to compare your improvement. But at least you know who ending with the highest score on the songs. <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> "Hey Mami" <BR> GhostyMaple53 630,726 <BR> MeetChimera2311 605,188 <BR> CoolCalex 573,908 <BR> MoonOpal 561,191 <BR> ShortStuff6773 329,062 <BR> Almaness 63,785 <BR> ... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:50:07 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGES *****PLEASE DO NOT POST ON THIS THREAD. USE THE CHALLENGE CHECK IN FOR DISCUSSION OR QUESTIONS**** <BR> <BR> New challenges for September I have made the Dance challenges more about competing on different songs. There is a focus to help us narrow down the songs we want to challenge each other scores on. This should be fun. Hope a lot more will join in this time. <BR> <BR> RIPTIDE DANCE CHALLENGE - For this month’s challenges we are going to focus on Riptide’s dances in all three DANC... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:16:41 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE WINNERS DANCE CENTRAL CHALLENGE – Sweat It Out And/Or Legit Challenge Complete . <BR> NO WINNERS AND NO BADGES EARNED ON THIS GAME! <BR> <BR> DANCE CENTRAL 2 CHALLENGE -Flash in the Pan And/Or Thrash and Burn <BR> AND THE WINNER IS: GHOSTYMAPLE who earned Flash in the Pan and Forward Motion <BR> HONORABLE MENTION GOES TO: UranicOyster49 earned Slow Profile <BR> <BR> DANCE CENTRAL 3 CHALLENGE DCI's on the Prize And/or Flash Back <BR> AND THE WINNER IS: UranicOyster49 earned both DCIs on the Pr... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:31:28 EST Link DC3 to Facebook There is a badge for linking your DC3 game to your facebook page. Does anyone know how to do that? Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:40:26 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE {PLEASE DO NOT POST OR REPLY ON THIS THREAD! } <BR> If you want to post or reply Post in the "Challenge Check in" <BR> This is so that it is easier for people to find out what the challenge is with out having to scroll through the whole months challenges. <BR> <BR> These are the challenges for the Month August Good Luck everyone. <BR> <BR> DANCE CENTRAL CHALLENGE – <BR> <BR> Sweat It Out <BR> Do a 20-minute workout session in Workout Mode. <BR> And/Or <BR> Legit Challenge Complete <B... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:06:10 EST JULY WINNERS! DANCE CENTRAL <BR> <BR> True Superstar <BR> Earn 5 Stars on every song in the game on either Easy or Medium, or 5 Stars on any 20 songs on Hard. <BR> <BR> NO WINNER – but HONORABLE MENTION goes to <BR> SLOWEDSQUASH earned THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN and possibly these badges too. They were earned offline and I don’t remember if they were unlocked back in June. <BR> Total Poser <BR> Off the wall <BR> Booth buddies <BR> Broke it down <BR> <BR> And <BR> <BR> MRB <BR> <BR> DANCE CENTRAL 2 C... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:46:52 EST Xbox Fitness 10 Minute Solution Challege at GTG Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> Sorry I have been MIA from Spark for quite a while now. I am still working on getting fit with Kinect though! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know about an Xbox Fitness challenge that we have going on over at Girl Tribe Gaming. The challenge is open to everyone so I hope some of you stop by and join up! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/viewthread/14118133-xbox-fitness-chal<BR>lenge-week-1/page/1 </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:18:29 EST JUNE WINNERS I am sorry for not checking in lately. Here is the very late posting of JUNE's activity <BR> <BR> DANCE CENTRAL CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> True Superstar <BR> Earn 5 Stars on every song in the game on either Easy or Medium, or 5 Stars on any 20 songs on Hard. <BR> <BR> NO ONE EARNED THIS BADGE BUT HONORABLE MENTION GOES TO <BR> <BR> SHORTSTUFF6773 who completed 10 badges on Dance Central <BR> Smile for the Camera <BR> Dance is Legendary <BR> Moderate Challenge Complete <BR> Moderate Challe... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:10:40 EST JULY KINECT CHALLENGE {PLEASE DO NOT POST OR REPLY ON THIS THREAD! } <BR> If you want to post or reply Post in the "Challenge Check in" <BR> This is so that it is easier for people to find out what the challenge is with out having to scroll through the whole months challenges. <BR> <BR> <BR> These are the challenges for the Month of July (We're repeating the June challenge, per requests). Good Luck everyone. <BR> <BR> Dance Central Challenge <BR> <BR> True Superstar <BR> Earn 5 Stars on every song in the... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:27:26 EST Xbox Live So has anyone heard about the new changes to Xbox live taking place this month. <BR> New benefits for Xbox Live Gold members – Games with Gold and Deals with Gold come to Xbox One. <BR> Everyone can access popular entertainment apps for Xbox One and Xbox 360 without an Xbox Live Gold membership. <BR> <BR> I just wish the Xbox One was backward compatible, I would get one if it was <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:30:24 EST Just Dance 2014 Anyone else play Just Dance 2014? Add me my gamertag is GhostyMaple53 Mon, 2 Jun 2014 15:34:34 EST AND THE WINNER IS! MAY CHALLENGE WINNERS CONGRATS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! HOORAY! You burned some calories and hopefully had some fun. As some of us found out concentrating on a particular badge can have you working out more and gives you some focus. I know I tried my best to get the GETTING RIPPED badge but fell short by 3 stars. But I got up and tried even though I did have surgery this month! That is the point. But I want to recognize those of you who really concentrated on that goal and achieved it! <BR> <BR> <BR> DA... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:18:44 EST JUNE CHALLENGES! PICK A GAME {PLEASE DO NOT POST OR REPLY ON THIS THREAD! } <BR> If you want to post or reply Post in the "Challenge Check in" <BR> This is so that it is easier for people to find out what the challenge is with out having to scroll through the whole months challenges. <BR> <BR> <BR> These are the challenges for the Month of June. Good Luck everyone. <BR> <BR> Dance Central Challenge <BR> <BR> True Superstar <BR> Earn 5 Stars on every song in the game on either Easy or Medium, or 5 Stars on any 20 ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 19:00:07 EST Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection Just in case some of you haven't picked up any of the Kinect Sports games yet. (Yeah, I haven't yet.) I found this marked down about 50% from where I started to price watch it on Amazon. <BR> <BR> It contains both Kinect Sports 1 and 2. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ate-Collection-Xbox-360/dp/B0050SWALO/<BR>ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399939129&sr=8<BR>-2&keywords=kinect+games </link> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:51:48 EST MAY LOGGING CHALLENGE This month's challenge is to log in every day, all day. I don't know about the rest of you, but I have no problems logging while I am at work, but then don't when I'm at home. For this reason, logging will be divided into two parts. <BR> <BR> Food logging is divided into D (before 5 pm) or N (after 5 pm) or B (both). <BR> <BR> You have to log everything that goes into your mouth, except for water, sugar-free gum or diet/calorie free drinks. <BR> <BR> You can report your logs whenever, bu... Mon, 5 May 2014 10:19:12 EST MAY GAME CHALLENGE, Sports,A dventure & Fruit Ninj Sorry for the late posting of the May challenge. I am posting three categories of challenges for May. I only have 13 friends from this Spark Team so if you want to join the challenge and have me track your progress please send me a friend request on xbox and an email through sparks so that I can add you to my spreadsheet and keep track of your progress and also associate your gamertag with your Sparks User name. <BR> <BR> MY XBOX GAMER TAG IS MeetChimera2311 <BR> <BR> For each of the chall... Sat, 3 May 2014 11:31:25 EST MAY CHALLENGE YSE, YSE2012, EA Active 2 and more! Sorry for the late posting of the May challenge. I am posting three categories of challenges for May. I only have 13 friends from this Spark Team so if you want to join the challenge and have me track your progress please send me a friend request on xbox and an email through sparks so that I can add you to my spreadsheet and keep track of your progress and also associate your gamertag with your Sparks User name. <BR> <BR> MY XBOX GAMER TAG IS MeetChimera2311 <BR> <BR> For each of the ch... Sat, 3 May 2014 11:14:23 EST MAY DANCE CHALLENGE: DC, DC2, ZUMBA (Original) Sorry for the late posting of the May challenge. I am posting three categories of challenges for May. I only have 13 friends from this Spark Team so if you want to join the challenge and have me track your progress please send me a friend request on xbox and an email through sparks so that I can add you to my spreadsheet and keep track of your progress and also associate your gamertag with your Sparks User name. <BR> <BR> MY XBOX GAMER TAG IS MeetChimera2311 <BR> <BR> For each of the ch... Sat, 3 May 2014 10:15:46 EST Gunstringer Gunstringer is currently on sale on Xbox for $7.49. Has anyone played this yet and if so, how was it? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:25:14 EST New to the Team Hello fellow gamers, <BR> <BR> I am 46, and started day 1 of SparkPeople yesterday, and tracked my food, and was planning to go to the gym, but just didn't feel up to it, so even before I knew there was a group for this, I decided I could burn some calories by playing my Kinect games, and it wouldn't feel like working out. :) So, I played Fruit Ninja for the first time for 15 minutes and got a nice arm burn, and a couple of achievements (which is always nice), and then played Kinect Adventu... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:16:50 EST Do you have an iPhone? Hello everyone! There's a really cool app I wanted to tell everyone about, its called Argus. Its a pedometer app that seems to be really accurate, just shaking your phone won't count steps. On top of being a pedometer it totals your calories burned from walking and your basal. AND on top of that it has all kinds of other apps that work in conjunction inside the app itself. I've been using one of these apps called Sleep Time and it monitors my sleep at night, its really cool. <BR> Just th... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 07:36:36 EST jessicasmithtv on youtube <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Does anyone else work out to her videos? I think she's great. I've just started with the beginner workout videos. She is encouraging and friendly, but not pushy. Try one and tell me what you think. <em>9</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 06:47:52 EST Rise and Shine Challenge Is anyone else doing this challenge? I am doing a modified one on Facebook with my family, but thought we could do it here, too. <BR> <BR> ''Rise and Shine'' Challenge! <BR> <BR> For the month of April, do one of the following things: <BR> <BR> 1) Take time to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning every day <BR> <BR> Or <BR> <BR> 2) Exercise first thing in the morning every day <BR> <BR> Or <BR> <BR> 3) Both of the above! <BR> <BR> <BR> Add a comment for each day that you do this. T... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:53:50 EST Facebook I don't know how many know this, but this group has a Facebook group. It has the same name as here so you can search to find it, or I can add you if it's easier. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:45:57 EST APRIL CHALLENGE DC, DC2, YSE2012, Zumba So no one else weighed in on the length of challenges so I am making this be a monthly challenge. Since it is April 1 we will go ahead and extended it until the last day of April! I am also adding a DC2 Challenge. So now there are four challenges one for each game DC, DC2, Your Shape Evolved 2012, and Zumba. You can pick one to participate in or do ALL of them if you have the games. Good Luck! <BR> <BR> NOTE: To anyone who wants to join the challenge but I don’t have your stats listed. Pl... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:47:20 EST Active users? New Leader? Hello! <BR> I just recently joined this team and unfortunately it looks pretty dead :( <BR> Just wondering if anyone is planning on taking over? <BR> I'd really like to be a part of this team, since at the moment kinect is my main source of exercise. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:48:15 EST Hello All! I'm new to the team :) Hello everyone! My name is Erin, I'm 27 years old. I'm new to the group but have used spark people successfully in the past. I used the Wii last time, I loved it and it worked well for me. However my wii has been dead for quite some time :( I now have the xbox one and haven't used the kinect much yet but I really want to try some of the fitness games they have available. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to message or add me! I'm looking to make some friends and build support on the site :) Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:36:21 EST March 24 - DC, YSE2012, and Zumba Challenges This week I am listing three challenges one, in DC (the original), one in Your Shape Evolved 2012, and one in Zumba (the original not core or rush). You can pick one to participate in or do ALL of them if you have the games. Good Luck <BR> <BR> NOTE: To anyone who wants to join the challenge but I don’t have your stats listed. Please friend me on Xbox live so I can take a look at what you’ve done and where you need to be. My gamertag is MeetChimera2311. Later challenges may be score dri... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:29:57 EST March 17, 2014 Challenge For the first Challenge: Not everyone has accepted my friend request on Xbox live so I can’t compare song scores on everyone. Since I know sometimes people don't always get on here to check things or get on their Xbox every day I figure that I will start the first challenge with something I can actually compare on those who have expressed interest but may not have accepted my xbox friend request yet. For Privacy reasons I am only posting those who have either Sparkmailed me that they were ... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:24:29 EST CHALLENGE BEGINS Mar 17,2014! Hey everyone, I am going to start a challenge for anyone who is interested. It will be on Dance Central since looking through the posts it looks like it is the most commonly owned. <BR> <BR> If you want to be in the challenge you will need to have Xbox live and you need to add me as a friend. Make sure you add me by Sun Mar 16, 2014 12 noon PST. Also send a message tome that you are part of the kinect to fitness and Health group on SP so I will accept your request and then I will be able ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:44:47 EST How to figure Kinect tennis calories burnt? I'm wondering would Kinect tennis be kind of the same calorie burn as table tennis? I think it could be, and that's how I tracked it the other day, but I figured I could ask for opinions here. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:14:24 EST Just bought a Kinect and games My name's Jessie. Just bought a Kinect and Kinect Adventures online for $45 and then bought Virtual Tennis 4, Biggest Loser, and UFC Trainer from WalMart too. I'm really looking forward to working out with the Kinect. It's just so convenient. I've bought a couple exercise bikes and an elliptical in the past and they've just sat there until I got rid of them. This is compact and quiet. I can easily get this done when my son goes to bed at night when it's too late and dark to go outside (plus n... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:50:55 EST Gamer Fit Challenge going on at GTG The forum here hasn't been as active so I keep forgetting to come back. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> This is a great group of Kinect fitness users so I wanted to invite everyone over to our first Gamer Fit Challenge over at Girl Tribe Gaming. <BR> <BR> The prize is your health. LOL We may have prizes in the future though. <BR> <BR> If you are interested hop on over and say hi! You can join mid week too. <BR> <BR> Game on! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>8164284/v... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:14:51 EST New member--ready to get my zumba on! Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just got Zumba on Xbox One and I love it! I was a dancer for years but haven't taken a class in almost a decade. The dances are just technical enough to keep me interested! I also have the new Just Dance but I am not as interested in it, as the Zumba format motivates me more with the challenges and goals. <BR> <BR> This is my first time using a kinect game as a fitness game. I have a gym membership but it is much more fun to dance in my living room rather than brave ... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:40:16 EST Who's still active? Hey all...My hubby and I both use our Kinect for our new healthy living lifestyle. I am new to this group and wanted to know how many people are still active. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:04:47 EST Xbox One & New Kinect Did anyone get the new Xbox One and if so how do you like the new Kinect I've not gotten it because the price is outrageous and it's not backwards compatible but I'm curious to see what you think of the new Kinect Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:31:35 EST Any good deals on Xbox Live Gold 12-month card? I don't play multiplayer games online with my Xbox, just use it for solo games and watching Netflix, so I let my Live Gold expire. It makes me mad to have to pay $60 a year in addition to what I spent on the system, games, my internet provider, and the Netflix subscription. <BR> <BR> I might renew if I could find a really, really good deal. Know of any? Thanks! Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:25:29 EST You are the group I have been looking for :) I was just thinking this afternoon that there should be a group for active gamers :) I am 32 years old and have 15 or so pounds to lose. I love working out with my Xbox 360 and Kinect. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:10:40 EST What else do you do other than Kinect routines? I plan to include kettlebell workouts into my weekly routine, use kinect for cardio but I also own insanity and p90x videos that I always shy away from. <BR> <BR> I do want to burn fat and build muscle to burn the fat further. <BR> <BR> I have 34lbs of fat to lose. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:22:29 EST Which fitness games do you have? I am new to SP and would like some motivation and challenges to encourage enthusiasm and accountability in my workouts. <BR> <BR> The games that I currently have include: <BR> <BR> Zumba Core (cannot find my Zumba Rush :'( ) <BR> Nike Fitness <BR> Get Fit with Mel B <BR> Biggest Loser <BR> UFC personal trainer (haven't used yet) <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:17:12 EST Happy New Year Happy New Year everyone may all your healthy wishes come true this year Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:37:59 EST Anyone get new games SO did anyone get any of the good deals on grey Thursday or Black Friday. I know Best Buy had some good deals on games, I was too busy working to buy any. I know Just Dance 2014 was I think $24.99, maybe $34.99, can't remember even though I put the sale sticker on the games, lol. Wed, 4 Dec 2013 09:42:42 EST Games for $19.99 I have noticed a lot of kinect games going to $19.99 at Best Buy. I bought Disney Rush the other day, one I knew I could play with my kids. I am guessing since the new Xbox One is coming out soon they are getting rid of the 360 stuff. I did talk to Microsoft a few months ago and they plan on the continue making 360 games for those of us who do not care to get the new console. Best Buy has also started offering Accidental damage geek squad protection on games again, it's good for 2 yrs, so... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:21:19 EST New Xbox One Kinect w/ Fitness channel I didn't want the new system, but won it anyways. As I did my research after, I found out that buyers will recieve a subscription on their Xbox fitness channel until Dec. '14. This channel will have workout programs by many providers including Beach Bodys Insanity and P90X. The kinect will follow you to ensure you're performing correctly as well as monitering your heart rate without a physical monitor. Naturally, I call B.S.-loney! But after I recieve it, this will be the first thing I try. H... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:29:16 EST Just got my kinect... Recommen dations? My XBOX 360 has been collecting dust until recently I found a deal at my local game store for a new kinect for $40. I hooked it up and bought the sports game. My area to play in is a bit limited so I am concerned about being able to play. Anybody know of any 'games' that don't require a heap of room? <BR> <BR> Btw, I LOVE DDR. So any game recommendations similar to DDR would be most appreciated! Sat, 9 Nov 2013 01:06:38 EST Favorite DC songs? The Workout mode, while nice, is also very limited in the songs I actually enjoy performing. Also, routines are good and freeform is good, but I think something structured would actively help me keep my motivation to play. :) <BR> <BR> So to that end, what are some of your favorite songs to play to? I'm in the process of creating a playlist and would love some input from other Dance Central fiends? <BR> <BR> What are your favorites? What makes you want to dance? <BR> <BR> Thank you :) Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:26:05 EST The Biggest Loser OMG... I know it's old, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I just got it today from the used titles at GameStop and wow did I burn calories!!!! It's so much fun too, I think I'm hooked!!! Sat, 17 Aug 2013 23:13:40 EST Greetings and salmonations! My name is Jamie, I'm (almost) 27, living in PA. I have only just recently found the catalyst which I believe will enable me to actually stick with a proper eating and exercise plan. Being a lifetime gamer, it certainly took me a while to find that, which is Dance Central. :) <BR> <BR> I can't rave about this game enough. You get an incredible workout, you WANT to get an incredible workout. My first and still love will always be the Playstation, but I can get behind the Xbox 360 in a big wa... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:25:00 EST Hi all~ Hi everyone! My name is Nicci, I'm a mommy of 2, nurse and I sell body wraps and supplements on the side! I run, do weights but with my crazy schedule I dont always have any easy time fitting it in! I have many fitness games on the wii, can't say I'm too crazy about them. I recently bought the Kinect. I only have a few games for the kids but I'm looking for recommendations on where to start! Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:51:44 EST UFC Training I have been wanting to get the UFC Training game for the Kinect, because I am looking for a boxing game of some sort. This looks like it would be a fun game, but I want to know if anyone else has tried it and what y'all thought about it. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:39:35 EST Gunstringer I rented this from Blockbuster Online but haven't played it yet. What do you all think of it? Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:00:41 EST Preorders Already Starting for the New Xbox Anyone looking into getting the new Xbox one coming out soon Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:11:04 EST Favorite Game I am wondering what games everyone likes best for working out? <BR> <BR> I go back and forth with the NIKE+ and the Dance Central Games. Tue, 4 Jun 2013 13:51:59 EST Anyone still active on here? I don't see much posting... is this team still around? <BR> Sat, 25 May 2013 14:11:27 EST Greetings from a new would be community member Hello my names Bob, <BR> I've been following the Spark way for the past few months and lost weight. I'm nearing the autumn of my years and I need to loose about 56lbs. I've recently had a bad bout of work related stress that sent my blood pressure high and created a situation where just eat and eat which affected my cholesterol levels. In all it was a spiralling downward journey for me. I'm now in the throws of a new dawn for me and the journey is fraught with temptations of bad food and old ... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 03:41:32 EST When do you Kinect? Question for all you Kinect Sparkers out there. I know we all have different games for the Kinect, and we of course all have our favortites but my question is - when do you usually Kinect? Given that we share gamertags, and more here in the group - I wondered - how many of you play with each other online? Some of the games are always mre fun with a friend- so why not take adavantage of it? For me, in the beginning of the week its in the mornings - sometimes when I get home from work (I wo... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 21:46:06 EST New Member Hello all! <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be a member of the Kinect group :-) I LOVE my kinect games! I don't get as much time to play as I would like because the Xbox is in the living room and I have to wait for a chance to play with the rest of the family. <BR> <BR> Mainly I've been playing Dance Dance Revolution on my PC lately. Almost all of my workouts and exercise are done on video games because it's fun to me and doesn't even feel like exercise. <BR> <BR> Hope all of you are having a great ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:50:06 EST EA Active 2 Anyone doing EA Active 2 on the Xbox? I've been trying to pick one up on E Bay, but getting out bid. I had it for my Wii but I got rid of all my Wii stuff. How does it compare to YSFE 2013? Thu, 4 Apr 2013 17:59:12 EST How's Your Workout Going How are your workouts going.....Please share what are you often....where meaning at home or gym...with a buddy or alone....are you still on track Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:54:26 EST Vitamins Who takes vitamins......I've been so energized with the exception of last night of course for like the last month I don't know if it's the working out or the vitamins the doctor has me on...just curious if anyone else get that kind of energy from vitamins sometimes I'm up at 3 in the morning trying to workout and not wake anyone....I'm so hyper right now.....I don't know what is going on Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:46:09 EST Using Kinect Hi everyone ! My gamer name is MsHrdhed ... I currently have hip hop dance experience, dance central and UFC personal trainer to workout with. Working on getting more games, feel free to add me let's do ti together!!! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:13:29 EST 13.8lbs down in just 6 weeks & I need your help! : I have a small favour to ask of you ladies, which would mean a LOT to me. Could you kindly take 5 seconds of your day to vote for me at the included link? Six weeks ago I started my participation in a transformation contest. In that time, I lost a total of 13.8lbs, plus several inches, despite suffering a foot injury. The prizes are personal training sessions, which I could REALLY use after having two children and having lost nearly 60lbs since the year following my son's birth. The top 5 lad... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:58:35 EST Keeping up the workout but not the diet My husband has been having headaches for the past month and nothing the doctors give him have been wiping it out. They have finally decided to do an MRI on him and I am afaird they may find something. His blood work came out fine but this headache is causing his blood pressure to sky rocket. They are trying to solve one issue but can't solve it until the headache is gone. He goes into the hospital at 2a.m and I am stressed out today more than I have been. He is military and I am so afraid tha... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 07:04:14 EST Trying new veggies What new veggies have you tried lately.....I just bought some asparagus and roasted them and actually enjoyed them what about you what have your tried lately Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:06:40 EST Greek Yogurt How many of you like this stuff I tried and can't get into it <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:02:55 EST Hey, I Just Met You And This Is Crazy... ...but here's my gamertag, so add me maybe? <BR> <BR> Sokumura <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Hi! I joined this site a while back but just now found the motivation to begin using it. I have an Xbox Kinect and several fitness related games that are making friends with the dust bunnies and that needs to stop. <BR> <BR> So here's a list of the games I (will be) am playing: <BR> Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 <BR> Dance Central 2 <BR> Disneyland Adventures <BR> Kinect Adventures <BR>... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:06:29 EST My 13 yr old wants to die I'm so sorry I haven't been around lately I had surgery three weeks ago and I've been sick and in so much pain then last week my 13 year old wanted to kill himself so I had him committed into the psych hospital...I just don't know what else could go wrong at this point....So please pardon me as I deal with this....thanks for understanding everyone I will be back online as soon as possible <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:50:31 EST Hi new to team!! I was wondering how many people are using the your shape xbox kinect workout? <BR> <BR> My bf and I just got the xbox at Christmas and I have just the one work out game as of right now. But we looked at the nike one, zumba, some dance ones, and thought we would start with this one first and eventually add more work out games. <BR> <BR> We don't have it hooked up to the internet yet but would if I found some people to play with. <BR> <BR> so if you have specifically the Yourshape xbox... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:25:24 EST Children with Diabetes Hello all I've had a busy day today....Doctor appt. with the kids all day long...finally our last appt. was with the pediatrician and I found out not one but both boys ages 13 & 15 are right at the threshold for diabetes the range is 4.5 I think to 6.0 and they are at 5.8 & 5.9 they will test again in three months if they 6.0 they will be given some other test to see where they are at and may have to get on I'm going to go and google diabetes to see how we can get this under c... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:29:37 EST Where do I start?? I haven't had a game console in ages-so, I have decided to get an xbox kinect, however I am unsure of what to buy. Do I get a bundle, which model, any help would be much appreciated. and if, possible name a couple of your favorite games. I feel totally lost here! Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:06:22 EST xbox Live Gold Membership Groupon Hey all, I subscribe to Groupon emails, and I saw one today for 25% a year of gold membership. There was 4 days left to buy so I figured I'd let you guys know! If you don't know what a groupon is, just go to Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:59:30 EST Free Kinect Game:Kinect Party Made by the people that created Double Fine Happy Action Theater and there is also free DLC. I downloaded it, but I'm waiting for my neice and nephew to visit to check it out. <BR> <BR> Someone told me it may have only been free for people who own DFHAT, I'm not sure since it showed up free for me. If anyone can verify if this is true,please post your findings. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 03:40:26 EST Do you have a workout buddy Do you have a workout buddy or do you go it sister works out with me every morning she's a retired school teacher and has nothing but time so I talked her into joining me at the gym....she wont come to the house and workout with me though....strange.... <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:35:23 EST Getting to know you better Hello to all the newbies that have joined the team...I just thought if you were interested we could share 10 things about ourselves to get to know each other better so here we go <BR> <BR> 1. My name is Tema and I lead 5 teams here on Sparks <BR> <BR> 2. I'm a mother of two adorable teenagers.... <BR> <BR> 3. I'm a part time student... <BR> <BR> 4. I love African and World History.... <BR> <BR> 5. I've been a sparker now for 7 years...I'm a sparker for life <BR> <BR> 6. Last year I los... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:57:35 EST Starting Spark Streaks Lets get two streaks that we can do and commit to doing them for 60 days...who's in it with me Streaks (doing something every day or week or month) are a great way to stay motivated and to reach some amazing goals! You can start a SparkStreak on any of your goals and can share them with other members on here..... <BR> <BR> So pick two streaks that you want to work on and post and keep us updated on how you're doing daily if needed... <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:28:42 EST Zumba? I just got the new Zumba game and tried it yesterday. Not sure I like it, probably because I seem to have two left feet! But I'll keep trying, and try not to get discouraged. It LOOKS like it would be a lot of fun, if I can just keep up. Anybody else feel like it tooke some time before they liked it? Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:57:47 EST The Biggest Loser Season 14 Do you watch the show what are your opinions of it....will you be watching it this season if so here's a place to chat about it.... <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:54:38 EST HVACWOMAN Hi, I'm Oona aka hvacwoman....on here and Xbox. I just started using the kinect to get into shape. I have Kinect Sports Season 1 and Kinect Adventures. Right now, I'm not a memeber of live but I'm working up to hitting up my wife for that.....LOL. This is about my millionth time getting back in shape. I had successfully lost 50 lbs but then I gained it all back plus some. I'm tired of being fat. I'm 41 and can barely walk my dog!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 09:41:47 EST Newbie to Kinect Hi all! I'm new to the team. I just got my XBox Kinect for Christmas. So far I've played Disneyland which is kinda boring, and Kinect Adventures (which is okay). I have DC3 also but I have not tried it yet. Planning to do that one tomorrow!! :) Fri, 4 Jan 2013 23:45:47 EST Earn Microsoft Points for Playing Kinect Games Just thought I would shere this... <BR> <BR> I love any extra motivation to play my Kinect games that I can get and this month Xbox Live Rewards is giving members Microsoft Points just for playing the Kinect games that we already love to play! <BR> <BR> Get all the details on my blog here. <link><BR>-rewards-lose-pounds-gain-points/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's not a ton of points but I am going to try and make sure I hit the goal and get my points! <em>... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 12:03:40 EST MiCoach Has anyone tried this game I wanted to get it but really wish I could get a decent review on's also out on the playstation and right now can be bought for only 19.99 which is good and that's for both systems....anyone have a review on this let me know Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:05:11 EST Pre Packaged Meal Plans Have you ever tried the pre package meal plans like Nutrisystem or Jenny Craig or any of the others...if so how did you like them....did it benefit you at all Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:54:22 EST Exercise Minutes Per Week How many exercise minutes do you shoot for each week.... <BR> <BR> I personally try to get in at least 450 a week....that's usually 1 1/2 hours a day for me...what's your schedule like with exercise <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:48:22 EST What do you wear? I usually just wear ratty old clothes when I play a game with my Kinect, but I also try to hide when it takes a picture! What do you wear? Sun, 30 Dec 2012 22:31:44 EST New Years Eve Are you going out for New Years Eve <BR> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:06:18 EST What gifts did you get What gifts did you receive for the Christmas holiday this year...were you at all disappointed in any way... <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:42:36 EST Exercise Programs What workout program are you currently working it something you put together youself or more like a structured program you're Jillian Michaels or some Beachbody program....Starting Jan. 1, 2013 I'm going to start Jillian's Body Revolution again... <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:09:56 EST Team n00b Morning team sparkers. I am new to this team, I was searching on spark about xbox games and came across the team. I have Kinect and love it! <BR> I currently use my Zumba Fitness game on the xbox the most, but I also love Dance Central. <BR> I'd love to hear what other games people are using as well. <BR> <BR> My name is Christina. I am 32. I have been part of spark for a good time. I am a leader on a few teams. I've lost 27lbs, but I have 60-65 to go and I want 2013 to be my year I mee... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:27:39 EST New Years Resolution 2013 Will you be making any New Years resolutions if so what is it <BR> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:37:18 EST 2012 How did you do? Now that the new year is almost upon us, how did you do with your weight-loss goals this year? <BR> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:02:05 EST New to the team Hi. I've been on Sparkpeople for 3 years. I don't have an XBox or Kinect - yet, one is going to mysteriously show up all hooked up to the monitor on December 25. <BR> <BR> What are some good fitness activity programs you all recommend to also mysteriously appear on 12/25? Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:14:06 EST Christmas Time I absolutely love this time of year....I love giving gifts to my family and friends just to see their's priceless....I shop for my entire family...and I like giving the gifts I know they wouldn't buy for themselves....I sometimes give gift cards or cash one person this year is getting cash and his father is getting a gift card...I'm finished shopping for everyone except one of my sons....he wants the ipod touch so I'm going to pick that up this weekend...Some times I wrap and some... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:36:04 EST Chrirstmas Wish List What's on your Christmas wish list.....I just picked up the Wii U and I must say it's interesting it's going to take me some time to get used to the controller which is about the size of the machine itself...I also picked up a couple of Just Dance games Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:01:37 EST I'm NEW Hello Kinect to Fitness and Health Sparkteam! <BR> <BR> I have been on sparkpeople for sometime, however I just started using my Kinect to get exercise! I was looking for a group to help keep me motivated and give me feed back about some of the best games out there to workout too. <BR> <BR> I currently own: Nike Kinect, Dance Central 1 & 2. <BR> <BR> I find that I get a pretty good workout with the new Nike game and feel like mixing it up with the dance central games on my off days from t... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 15:28:14 EST Lets lose 2013 lbs in 2013 I'm going to start a Challenge on Jan. 1 2013 for us to loose 2013 lbs next year....I know that sound daunting but it is so possible there is enough of us where we can do it....Please join me and make this happen.....We can do it..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 17:09:16 EST Dec. 2012 Goals What are your goals for the month of Dec...I know that this month we get bogged down with a lot of holiday mindless eating but we can focus and stay on track <BR> <BR> My goals is to not do a lot of mindless eating and continue to get my glasses of water in and more veggies that's my biggest problem <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:34:44 EST How has Your life Changed How has Sparks changed your life so far... <BR> <BR> How has getting healthy affected your life... <BR> <BR> What can you do that you were not able to do before.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:31:44 EST What do you want for 2013 What do you want for yourself in the upcoming year..... <BR> <BR> I'm still mauling this one over Wed, 5 Dec 2012 15:43:19 EST Hi! I'm new! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I decided to join this team because I really like working out with our Kinect. I have Just your Shape 2012, Just Dance 3,4 and Greatest Hits, DC 1,2,3, BL and probably something else that I can't think of right now. I do much better when I'm having fun working out, so I'm trying to motivate myself to using the xbox more often. I hope to make a few friends and get some motivation from you guys. I'm a stay at home mom and find that even though I'm home all day, I don't h... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 13:35:22 EST YSFE 2012 Zen Energy If I have a very intense workout, I've been having trouble getting to sleep (I work out in the evenings). Last night I discovered the Zen Energy section on YSFE 2012, and it really worked to chill me out before bedtime! Wed, 5 Dec 2012 09:58:32 EST Free Xbox game: Happy Wars I know it's not a Kinect game, but it's free and I thought I would mention it. I downloaded it the other day and play a few matches. It looks childish, but it takes alittle strategy. It has a co-op mode for up to 16 friends on online vs of 16 vs 16 matches. I don't spend much time on it, but I would if my friends were playing it. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 04:44:00 EST Hungry Pixie Whenever I am trying to reduce, I always stick to the high end of whatever calorie range is recommended to me. I cannot, I repeat, cannot live on 1200 calories. I have tried this before and it has turned me into an evil monster. <BR> <BR> I only bring this up because Spark has recommended 1200-1550 calories for me to start with. 1550 is fine. 1200 is basically asking me to have a violent meltdown. Anyone else like this? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:46:27 EST Zumba/Dance fan looking to lose 33#, tone up. Hi everyone, <BR> I'm very excited to be starting on a Kinect fitness adventure to lose 33# by the end of March 2013. I love Zumba and dancing, but with my work schedule, making it to classes is practically impossible. I'm so excited to try out Kinect and do this in my own living room! <BR> I have the Kinect and the games, but I need to do the setup, etc., which will happen tomorrow. <BR> I also roller skate for fun/fitness, and once a week I do a roller skating fitness class, so I'll ha... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:58:51 EST Hi Guys! My name's Christy, and I've gained about 40 pounds the past few years. I'm getting my kinect and dance central (the first one) tomorrow! I've played before and loved it. Just wondering if anyone would want to play with me, or has any success stories to share! Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:19:54 EST Black Friday Y/N Black Friday Y/N <BR> <BR> My answer is yes yes yes this year Best Buy which happens to be my favorite store is having some amazing deals <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:28:40 EST Holiday Plans We have three upcoming holidays Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day what will you be doing....what are your special plans <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:51:06 EST Cheers! Hi everyone - new to this team...I have a Kinect, been using some different programs to help get in shape (Tiger Woods the main one)...a few weeks ago bought Nike+ and, the my surprise, have seen results already in my strength and toning. <BR> <BR> cheers! <BR> <BR> Nanny <BR> <BR> (gamertag: thenannymoh) Wed, 14 Nov 2012 06:24:26 EST Hi Everyone! I'm new to the team, but not to Kinect. :) I have Kinectimals, Your Shape Fitness Evolved (The first one), and Kinect adventures. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all! Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:41:58 EST Hello everyone! Hello team! I'm not exactly new to the team but this is the first time I've actually posted here. I've had my Kinect for a while but I just more recently started using it for work outs. I love it because it allows me to exercise and also enjoy some family time. I always felt guilty about taking time away from my kids when exercising. I have quite a few games for the Kinect, Dance Central 2, Zumba Rush, Wipe Out, Fighters Uncaged, Michael Jackson Experience and just recently I picked up Nike+ ... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:55:50 EST How do I track Kinect exercises? I'm new to using the Kinect, and I use Your Shape Fitness Evolved, 2012 a few times a day. Mostly short little 10 minutes playing wall breaker or stomp it. And I do 1 or 2 of the toning exercises a day too. Should I be tracking any of this in the fitness tracker on SparkPeople. I'm still learning all the features of this game, so I haven't done much of the lengthier routines. But how do I enter it into the tracker? It would seem like a lot of work to remember each exercise in those routines. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:23:57 EST Anybody Got Dance Central 3 yet? Im gonna start using it for exercise! Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:41:36 EST New to team and Kinect! Hi everyone Hey everybody. I just got the Kinect a few weeks ago, and just got Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 about a week ago and the kinect came with Kinect Adventures, those are the only games I have so far. <BR> <BR> I do not really know how any of this works, so your advice and suggestions would be appreciated. What is my gamertag? My xbox live ID is : LadieKarisma <BR> Is that my gamertag? How do I go about adding anybody as a friend or buddy or whatever its called on there. Lol, I'm clueless p... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:24:56 EST Hello! Greetings! I am new to the group because I LOVE any kind of dance/exercise/movement game on the Kinect. Dance Central is my favorite (I just started 3), but I've tried just about every game out there :) I've found that I can even get a good workout with Fruit Ninja! I'm still hoping that someday they'll bring Walk It Out to the Kinect platform, because I loved it on the Wii. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to being a part of the group! Sun, 28 Oct 2012 02:35:01 EST YSFE 12 Global Events = PRIZES So I got an email from the YSFE 12 people that gave me a code for the Pop Dance workout to download, it was a prize I earned for participating in Septembers Global Event. Did anyone else participate in a global event yet and have you won any prizes? <BR> <BR> I'm going to hold onto my code for awhile in hopes that someone else wins a workout package that they might want to trade with me. I'm down for any of the DLC minus another dance routine. lol Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:03:58 EST Dance Central 3 Review Hey everyone! <BR> Here is my review for Dance Central 3. I have been dancing so much today that I hit my Nike FuelBand goal by lunch time! Below is a link to my review. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l-3-keeps-the-party-going-on-xbox-360/ </link> <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have any questions about the game. Also, any feedback you leave on the site in the comments section helps me out with getting more Kinect games in the future. <BR> <BR> For those of you us... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:34:46 EST Review - Fable The Journey The latest installment of the fantastic Fable franchise was release last week, this time for Kinect, so I thought I would post a quick review. <BR> <BR> Story: As always this is the real strength of these games, the story is fun, engaging and the voice acting is excellently done. <BR> <BR> Graphics: Again another strength of the Fable franchise, beautiful scenery and graphics in a charming, though cartoony, world. <BR> <BR> Gameplay: Unlike the other Fable games, Fable the Journey is no... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 07:13:12 EST New here! I love my kinect and dance 2 and thinking about getting Zumba. I am going to add some of you, cause I hate working out alone and it would be fun to do it with others. I work from home so i am pretty flexible as to working out during the day. bboop77777 is my tag..please feel free to add me and lets get working out. I have tried this site before but just came upon this kinect buddy board. I need to watch more what I eat too. Lets do this thing~! Wed, 3 Oct 2012 22:50:37 EST Oct. 2012 Goals What are yours <BR> <BR> Here are mine.... <BR> <BR> 1. lose 10 lbs this month <BR> 2. stay with the calorie range of my program <BR> 3. work out 5 out of 7 days per week... <BR> 4. celebrate my bday with a bang....but stay within the range <BR> <BR> What about you guys what are your goals for the month <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 23:40:40 EST Hey Y'all! I'm not new to the XBOX but I am new to the Kinect even though we've had it for awhile now. Last night, (after doing some researching), I bought the UFC Personal Trainer game. I haven't had a chance to try it yet but I hope to tonight when I get home from work. It looks like fun and I like that it has some 2 player parts. My concern is that I have a lumbar area back injury and won't be able to do enough to make it worth the purchase. However, the place I got it from has a return policy a... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:20:10 EST Kinect play fit challenge Here is a challenge for anyone who is using Kinect Fit Play. Let see who can get the most calories burnt in a week. The winner will get a Spark Goodie Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:26:53 EST HOT SEAT: VENISEW1 What is your favorite thing about Sparks <BR> <BR> Are you on track to meet your goals or have you fallen of the wagon <BR> <BR> What's you bff name <BR> <BR> How many times have you stopped and started on this journey <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:48:47 EST Kinect Sports Season two Challlenges Who all would like to send challenges back and forth? I would so anyone else that would like to my gamertag is SweetMsBehavin and I have both challenge packs and I have the basket ball download. <BR> I know a couple people and I have started sending challenges and I love it .. It really helps keep me moving. <BR> Thanks in advance Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:20:26 EST easy games I need an easy game. I have chronic mono so my energy level is at a 3 out of 10 on a good day. So does anybody have any suggestions? Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:42:30 EST No Soda Spark Streak Sept.19th To Oct. 19th I got this ideal from another spark member on another team to start doing spark streaks and a streak is just seeing how long you can go doing a thing... <BR> <BR> So lets us do a thirty day streak with no soda....who's is with me starting tomorrow from Sept. 19th thru Oct. 19th let see how long we can go without drinking pop/soda <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:01:22 EST Dance Central calories I was wondering if any of you know accurately the range of calorie burning for Dance Central 2. I can't afford a heart monitor right now, and I know the information on the game is way too low. But should I track it as cardio dancing, or line dancing? I know it isn't nearly as intense for me as Zumba. I just want to make sure that with how much I'm exercising I'm not under-eating or overeating. <BR> <BR> Sorry if this has already been posted, but I couldn't find a topic. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:39:52 EST HOT SEAT: KALI511 What is your favorite way to spend me time... <BR> <BR> How do you handle setbacks <BR> <BR> What is your favorite color <BR> <BR> Are you an animal lover or not <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:51:25 EST Hi Everyone! Hello! <BR> <BR> I just joined this group. I've been on Sparkpeople for a while, mostly inactive, but I'm ready to start exercising again and the kinect is a fun way to do that! <BR> <BR> I mostly play Dance Central 2, but I also have Zumba Fitness Rush, Your Shape Fitness Evolved(the old one), and Kinect Sports (1st one) <BR> <BR> I'm not too great at any of these games, but if anyone wants to add me, feel free! My gamer tag is EmphaticSpace4 Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:05:50 EST HOT SEAT: K1TT3N Beth is in the hot seat ask away she has three days to answer questions Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:50:31 EST Hi Everyone! I am looking for friends on x-box live to play Dance Central 1 &2, Kinect Adventures and Kinect Sports 1 and Season 2. I also have Zumba Rush and Your Shape Fitness (Newer Version) <BR> <BR> X-box live ID: Afro Momma <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:41:28 EST Preorder Sale Hey everyone, <BR> Sorry I have MIA. Got sick for like a month and a half. Then went out of town, then got sick again. I think I am getting better so hopefully I will get back to working out and being healthy again. Just in time for new Kinect games! <BR> <BR> I wanted to let you know that the Microsoft Store is running a really good preorder deal and you can just have your games shipped to your home if you don't have a local store. <BR> <BR> Nike+ Kinect Training is on the list. 10/30/2012... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:42:21 EST New WiFi Scale Well after lusting for this scale over two months I finally went out and got it...It's called the Withings Wifi Scales...heres the link to what it's like so far I love downloads the info right into my computer and when you step on it it logs the info and as long as you connect it to your wifi it will download your info...weight, body fat, bmi, and a few other things I also like the fact that you can share the info straight from your phone or computer with your doctor o... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:21:58 EST HOT SEAT: AUTUMNPALAU Okay you're in the hot seat for the next three days....time to answer questions Sun, 9 Sep 2012 15:18:09 EST HOT SEAT: LYNNRODRIGUEZ Okay Lynn you have three days in the hot we go Wed, 5 Sep 2012 22:25:04 EST Question for September - Eating back Calories? Lets try this for a month and see what kind of responses we get. So for Sept the question is: <BR> <BR> What do you think about the concept of eating back calories burned during a work out? Do you do it? And do you thin it works? Wed, 5 Sep 2012 13:29:47 EST A Oldie Returning To SP.... Hi Sparkies. My name is Kimberley. <BR> <BR> I used to be such an active Sparkie... until one day I made a horrible turn on my journey and ended up leaving this awesome place. I started eating all the wrong types of foods (like chips, cookies, diet pop, fast food etc etc etc)... and, before you know it... it is September 4th, 2012 --- and I have done nothing but gained weight .. and feel horrible. :( <BR> <BR> SO... that is why I have returned to SP. I am hoping this time... I stick ... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 23:22:50 EST HOT SEAT: CHERYLANNE!!!!! What is your favorite books <BR> <BR> what are you reading now <BR> <BR> How has Sparks changed your life <BR> <BR> What in life would you do over again <BR> <BR> You have three days in the hot seat answer away <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 23:27:13 EST Hi Everyone!!! So I just found this team through a team member on another team I'm a member of and I think it's excellent!!! Sooooo many people just laugh and shrug it off when I say I workout and get my excercise with my XBOX but they don't understand how pumped (and entertained) you can get with some of these games not to mention it's the best alternative for those of us that have kids and can't get to the gym. <BR> <BR> I currently have: <BR> Dance Masters <BR> Just Dance 3 <BR> Black Eyed Peas Expi... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:26:15 EST The Hot Seat This is a neat little question game I stole from another team but it's so fun <BR> <BR> <BR> Please tell me if you wanna be in the hot seat. <BR> <BR> The hot seat is where a member is asked questions by the team and they answer. It's fun and last three days per person in the hot seat <BR> <BR> So if you're interested in playing sign up here on this thread....Just say whether or not you're in and we'll go from there it's fun give it a try <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:08:19 EST Kinect & Price Drop Kinect has recently dropped the prices by $40 on the very popular system to $109 and right now Bestbuy has it on sale for $99 bucks Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:40:10 EST Hi everyone! I've been doing SP for a little over a month now. I've been using my kinect and walking as my main sources of exercise. I love it! Even if I can't do a "real" workout because the kids are under my feet, I just put in "Just Dance" and we all dance in the living room. That makes me sweat more than Biggest Loser, <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I'm excited about being here and learning from everyone. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:29:09 EST Hello, all! I'm fairly new to in general, and I just got my Kinect about two weeks ago. I love the damn thing to bits. <BR> I guess an intro to myself? I'm Jess! I like cats and doodling. I've always been on the slightly heavier side since I hit puberty (I was a stick as a kid) and during high school at 16-years-old I hit I believe about 150lbs as my lowest weight (I'm 5'9"). I'd like to get to about 175 - 180 to start with, as right now I am 25 and at 234 (yikes!). <BR> <BR> I'm eatin... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:53:48 EST Down 38.7 lbs Hello all I have some awesome news....I went shopping Thursday and bought some new workout outfits...didn't think about them until today So I tried them on and the pants fell down...I couldn't believe it...So this morning I took them back and got 5 brand new workout outfits 2 sizes smaller....I wanted to shout for joy....I'm so excited my hard work is paying off...This only makes me want to keep going and go down more sizes...So far since Feb 2012 I've lost 38.7 lbs I'm 11 lbs away from my go... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:11:16 EST Hi! Hello, I'm new to the world of Xbox and kinect, but have been playing just dance on the wii. I wanted something more so a couple days ago I got a Xbox with dance central. I saw that you can make gamer tags and play against each other and help motivate each other. <BR> <BR> How do I make a tag and is it free? Sorry I really am new <BR> <BR> Thank you Fri, 17 Aug 2012 22:51:06 EST Looking for a new co leader I'm looking for a new co leader if anyone is interested please let me know Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:16:49 EST Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure Kinect Has anyone played this? <BR> I have had a couple of hers for the Wii, can't say they work (don't work if you don't use them lol) the 2009 was buggy. <BR> I am just wondering if worth the money or would something else be better. I am not so impress with the Biggest Loser for the Kinect - it seems to have trouble remembering me. <BR> We don't have a game rental any more so I would have to trade games or buy out right, want to make sure I am not wasting money <BR> I am also looking for good y... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:32:44 EST Game Sale Right now at best buy there are some good games on sale for 9.99 both kinect and non kinect games I just picked up MJ the Exeperince, The Black Eye Peas, and Rayman Origins for my niece all at 9.99 each there were a lot more to choose from Sun, 12 Aug 2012 19:17:20 EST Kinect PlayFit App Hey guys, FYI, there’s a new dashboard app that you can download that lets you keep track of your exercise stats for a bunch of your Kinect games! You download the app, enter in your physical attributes (height, weight, age, gender) and the system calculates calories burned, keeps a tally of the hours and consecutive days you play, etc. <BR> <BR> By default, none of your info is shared on Xbox Live, by the way. It’s just so that the system can accurately determine info about your gameplay. ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 02:47:40 EST New to downloading games on your Xbox? Hi guys! After browsing through some posts here, I thought I’d share some info with anyone not familiar with purchasing games through the console… (sorry in advance for the long post!!) <BR> <BR> First, you don’t have to be an Xbox Live Gold member to buy games! Silver accounts (the basic, free accounts) can make purchases for stuff like Microsoft points (which can then be used for buying games or other downloadable content – DLC) or Games on Demand. Gold is required for online gameplay and ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:25:39 EST Dance Central 2 I just got my workout in...did 3 songs on Dance Central 2, each song more difficult than the last...and each score a perfect, flawless 5 stars! I'm exhausted but feeling good. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 04:05:54 EST Looking forward to getting to know you all HI my name is Heather and I just joined SP today thanks to a friend who gave me the info. I am looking to lose weight big time. As a teenager I was sort of fit....5'6" at 130 lbs. When I turned 19 I got married and found out a was pregnant shortly after. I was on bed rest my entire pregnancy due to complications and I ended up gaining over 134 lbs. After the baby was born I tried to get the weight off, but 6 months later I found out I was pregnant again. With this pregnancy I only gained 10 p... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:40:52 EST Nike+ Kinect Training Anyone excited about this game yet? <BR> It comes out October 30, 2012. At first I thought I was going to be able to sync my Nike Fuel Band with the game but I guess it is just using Nike+ Fuel as a measurement tool. That probably sounded confusing. <BR> <BR> It still looks pretty good so far. I am always up for some new workout games to give me variety. <BR> <BR> Here is an extended trailer and a couple of screenshots. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g-extended-... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:06:52 EST Question of the week 7/23 thru 7/29 QOTW 7/23 thru 7/29 <BR> <BR> Which normal-eating concept do you have the hardest time accepting? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating when I'm hungry and stopping when I'm satisfied <BR> <BR> Using my food preferences as a guide when making choices <BR> <BR> Creating a caloric deficit over time, not necessarily daily <BR> <BR> Sometimes it's okay to eat for other reasons besides nutrition <BR> <BR> There are no good and bad foods <BR> <BR> I don't have to feel hungry in order to lose weight... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:34:41 EST Bestbuy Sale Check out best buy this week a lot of good games on sale for 9.99 and 14.99 some good stuff to <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:59:24 EST YSFE 2012 Bundle Pack on sale for 1/2 off The Back In Shape Lose It & Keep It Off bundle pack for YSFE2012 is HALF OFF (320 MS points) until July 23rd. See blow for info from the Your Shape Facebook site. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> "If you have always wanted to get our game add-on bundle pack 'Back in Shape Lose It & Keep It Off!' you can now get it for 50% off. This is an amazing 8 week program that you should definitely play for 'Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012'. <BR> <BR> Like all great deals the sale is for a limited time and you ... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:35:16 EST Kinect PlayFit App Hey everyone! <BR> You may have already heard but a new app came out today that is pretty cool called Kinect PlayFit. It tracks your calories across multiple games and compiles them for you which is nice if you bounce around between games and still want to know how many calories you burned. Even is free so check it out. :) <BR> <BR><BR>play-fit The offical site. <BR><BR>ayfit/ Here is a write... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:55:13 EST I'm bored :-) I finally have my foot pain under control and have been using the Kinect again (yay!). But the only good ACTIVE game I really have is the first version of Dance Central. I'm looking for recommendations on one more FUN and active game! (I'm just going to buy one cuz I'm cheap!) <BR> <BR> What do you like the very best for great fun and great workout? Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:28:34 EST excited Hi! I need all the help i can get in the fitness dept! I use YourShape, DC2, and just dance... i hope this forum will help to me stay focused. Im really excited! <BR> Fri, 6 Jul 2012 02:53:21 EST Hi!!! Hi Sparkies.... My name is Kim. Been here before, left and now I'm back. :) Looking to lose some weight & find some support along the way. I don't feel like I get much of the "support" that I need at home... so that is why I'm here. <BR> <BR> My fave. X-BOX 360 (Kinect) game is : Just Dance 3. :) Love sweating to that game ... and it's really a lot of fun to do too. :) <BR> <BR> Anyway, just thought I would introduce myself to the team. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a good week... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 22:58:43 EST Hi! Excited about learning about Kinect from y'all Hi! Finally setup up xbox 360 Slim and have DanceCentral and just bought JustDance3. The new zumba one is on order. Also, have Your Shape, Fitness Evolved but haven't opened it yet. <BR> <BR> Am xbox newbie and look forward to getting tips from y'all! <BR> <BR> Goals: Hope to interest my spouse in the dance routines & figure out how to use this new toy. <BR> <BR> Question: Is there anyway to make your own playlist of songs?? <BR> Some of the songs are not my favs and would love to be ab... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 05:57:54 EST Question of the week 7/2 through 7/8 QOTW <BR> <BR> <BR> In my mind, a "perfect" body is one that Mon, 2 Jul 2012 20:30:08 EST Ordering P90x Okay so I've been thinking about this for about a month now and today finally made up my mind to do....Has anyone else ever tried it....what has been your experience....I'm really scared to try it because of my weight and knees right now...but I'm going for it and will probably have to modify everything but we'll see.... <BR> <BR> Anyone else try this program if so what are your thoughts on it <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:38:13 EST 4 Gig Xbox & Kinect for 99bucks Bestbuy right now is offering a xbox & kinect 4gig for 99 bucks if you sign up for two yrs of xbox live just wanted to let everyone know offer ends on 7/14/12 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:25:18 EST ME Hi i'm new to the team and am looking forward to challenging myself.. today I did 55 minutes of zumba kinect!!!! I am very proud of myself right now. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:37:46 EST Kettlebell Workout Do anyone use Kettlebells as a workout....I just got some this weekend with a dvd but haven't used them yet....just wondering what others think of this workout <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:04:55 EST XBLA’s Kinect game ‘Haunt’ free until 7/2 XBLA's Kinect Adventure game 'Haunt' is free for a limited time from 6/26 through 7/2. It's sort of the "Haunted Mansion ride" meets "Ghost Busters movie". There's a lot of walking or jogging in place to move around the mansion and some ducking. Not a bad option for another Kinect game plus it's free! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ect-adventure-game-haunt-free-for-a-li<BR>mited- </link> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:30:04 EST New To The Group Hi! I have been on Sparkpeople since January but only active since April. I love using my Kinect to work up a sweat. I have Dance Central 1 & 2, Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure, Kinect Sports 2 and Zumba. <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:36:17 EST Games on Demand Sale, 6/19 – 6/25 Games on Demand Sale, 6/19 – 6/25 <BR> These games are direct downloads and use some memory space, the two I bought (Prince of Persia and Alone in the Dark) took about 10 Gb. They run for about $5 a piece or press the X button to use microsoft points instead. <BR> ------ <BR> Alone In The Dark <BR> Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII <BR> Disney's Bolt <BR> Bomberman: Act Zero <BR> Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs <BR> Conan <BR> Dark Void <BR> FaceBreaker <BR> Kameo: Elements of Power ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:41:13 EST Any New Kinect Games Coming Soon Has anyone heard of any new Kinect games coming out I've been searching for something new Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:06:32 EST Just found this group! I am so happy I found this group. I have decided that I need to get fit before I hit 40 which gives me until May 2013 to lose 62lbs....5 down and counting. I am a single mother that works two jobs which means that often the only time I have to workout is late at night. If I didn't have a Kinect I would never get any exercise in. My favorite is Fruit Ninja (also good for getting out frustration) I also play Dance Central and Kinect Adventures. Does anyone have any advice for tracking your fitn... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:06:15 EST Nike+ Kinect Training Just watched the trailer from E3 about this new fitness game. I'm sure there's a big variety of exercises, but most of the ones shown looked very hard on the knees. I'm over 50 and want to have strong knees but don't want to injure them either. I wonder if this game will let you set up a more structured workout routine? I like Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 but still find it lacking. <BR> <BR> Still waiting for an all-Tai Chi Kinect title! :-( Sat, 9 Jun 2012 09:59:20 EST Dance Central 3 Well just yesterday it was announced that DC3 will hit the shelves in the fall....I'm going to get it who else is going to pick this up <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 21:32:31 EST Returning to Spark Hi, <BR> I'm returning to Spark after a couple of years. Originally signed up in 2010 after my son was born. Now he's 2 and I'm so overweight and out of shape I'm having trouble keeping up. Glad this group is here since I like playing Kinect games.....mostly DC and Fruit Ninja. The good thing is that my son also gets up and moves with me so I'm hoping I'm instilling good habits in him. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:01:55 EST Question of the week 5/28 thru 6/3 What is the most important lesson you've learned from the SparkPeople coaches? <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 May 2012 11:27:32 EST Lifetime gamer, new to Kinect & SP Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Izzy. I'm 28 years old from New York City. I have an 8 month old son, a full time job and live in a full house. During my pregnancy I gained about 16lbs out of my doctor's allotted 20lbs. I'm still up 5lbs above my pre-pregnancy weight. Though I'm up a few pounds I've always been overweight. <BR> <BR> I enjoy working out in gyms, participating in boxing and sports but I don't have the time for it. I've always been a gamer so I want to use the Kinect (a... Mon, 28 May 2012 10:29:31 EST Body Measurements How often do you take your body measurements once a week or monthly or non at all...if non at all why not <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 May 2012 13:47:12 EST What was your highest weight ever What was your highest weight what point did you make a change <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 May 2012 13:28:45 EST What kind of scale do you have I'm looking for a new scale and thought of this one....what do you use do you find it accurate <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPD<BR>KIKX0DER </link> Wed, 23 May 2012 13:24:16 EST Question of the week 5/21 thru 5/27 Question of the Week 5/21 through 5/27 <BR> <BR> Do you use the fitness & nutrition tracker daily <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 May 2012 23:06:13 EST new Hi Im Q 43 I am new to Spark and would love the opportunity to use my Kinect to drop some pounds. there are many things that overwhelm me but I would like to take a small step by incorporating something I enjoy doing(KINECT) with a group that is working towards the same goals.. I don't have many games but I've tried most of the demos and would like to try more actual games. Right now I have Fighters Uncaged and Adventures. Thanks for letting me join the group my Kinect gamertag is PostalLemur... Sat, 19 May 2012 18:02:24 EST Question of the week 5/14 through 5/20 Question of the Week <BR> <BR> 5/14 through 5/20 <BR> <BR> Have you ever experience depression because of your weight/health issues <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 May 2012 17:13:27 EST New Hi, <BR> Just joined the family. I love kinect dance central so much but was wondering which of the songs has best workout plan. I also intend to use that solelyfor my work out. Is it possible to put it up on my spark people account? Sun, 13 May 2012 06:15:59 EST Deepak Chopra's Leela on sale!! Amazon has it on clearance for 13.60! Wasn't it almost $50 just a few months ago? Fri, 11 May 2012 08:51:17 EST Question of the week 5/7 through 5/13 Question of the week 5/7 through 5/13 <BR> <BR> What do you do to help others get healthy? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 May 2012 22:20:09 EST Bootcamp fsfe12 Do you use it? Doy you find him slightly annoying and corny? Today I did one called the ladder climber and he was yelling climb fast, I am climbing after you,YOU do not want me to catch you! LOL . I admit I did try to climb faster! I really love the FSFE12, they work you hard and the varity is great. Whats your fave? Thu, 3 May 2012 13:02:51 EST Question of the Week 4/30 to 5/6 Here is the questions of the week 4/30 to 5/6 <BR> <BR> Do you take any workout classes? If so, which workout classes are your favorite? Have you been (or are you) scared or nervous to take a workout class? Do you have an recommendations on how to get over those feelings? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:23:24 EST BL Ultimate Workout help! We bought the Ultimate workout for xmas and I did it a few times, put it in yesterday and it said I already did my workout for that day....haven't touched it in a months. So I re-did my profile and selected the A New You program....wanted to do the 20 minutes or less option, as dh would be home soon, and I don't like exercising in front of him. lol <BR> <BR> Today, I put it in again, and it said the same thing. I tried to re-do my profile again, and added the A new You program and wanted t... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:34:06 EST New to the team HI...we have had the kinect for about a year, but just found this site. We just purchased wipeout...that is a fun game. lol <BR> <BR> Does anyone have the BL ultimate workout? I have no idea how to change the date on it, and I put it in this morning, and it said I already did my workout for the day, but I haven't used it in at least 3 months! If anyone can help me with that, it would be great. <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:23:53 EST Hello I'm new to this team but not to SP. We're buying an Xbox 360 w/ Kinect w/in the next 2 weeks. We're planning on getting the Carnval games & Sports & whatever comes w/ the bundle. We might get another but not sure when; I'm leaning towards Disney land & Kung Fu Panda 2. Sun, 8 Apr 2012 13:32:13 EST XBox Live, now what? I finally have high speed internet and signed up for a free xbox live account. So, now what do I do with it? :-) Wed, 4 Apr 2012 11:34:36 EST Bought a heart rate moniter Wanted one for awhille now so today I went to buy one at Target and they had New balance ones 20% off. I can't wait to try it out with my kinect your fitness 2012 to see the difference in calories <BR> Does anyone else see a big difference? I just have a hard time buying that your burn more calories in the yoga than in the Bootcamp?! It is a touch one but seems pretty fast and can randomly ck between sets whille its loading! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 16:21:02 EST EA Servers are shutting down for these games... I really enjoy playing EA MMA online, plus I got the online pass. It hurts to know this is shutting down after only 18 months. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> April 30, 2012 -- Online Services Shutdown <BR> •Hasbro Family Game Night for PlayStation 3 (PSN) and Xbox 360 (XBLA) <BR> <BR> April 13, 2012 -- Online Services Shutdown <BR> •BOOM BLOX Bash Party for Wii <BR> •Burnout™ Revenge for Xbox 360 <BR> •EA Create for Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 <BR> •EA Sports Active 2.0 for PlayStat... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 06:58:11 EST Back to being a Sparky again.... Hi Sparkies.... My name is Kim. I was on here before (Jan 2010-Dec 2010) ... lost some weight... and then decided "oh, I would love to have that piece of ....." & haven't looked back. Well, now... I am here to lose some weight & keep it off for good. Change my lifestyle for good. Stop craving all the sweet things that I have been saying "yes" to & get back to eating healthy. Healthier snacks. And, drinking my 8+ glasses of water. I know what needs to be done... it's the DOING that so... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 14:04:28 EST emails I feel bad that I forgot about sparkpeople. I stopped getting emails, and I am not sure why. I know I was really sick and the last thing I cared about was checking emails on my computer everyday. But I thought I would catch up today and I saw I was no longer getting them. Is this something spark does, if you don't check your email for so long you stop getting them. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:19:46 EST Newbie~ So.... just splurged and got myself an xbox system and the zumba rush to go with it! Should be here on WED! Next on my list is the Yourshape 2012~ Wish me luck! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 23:23:42 EST xbox gamertag: Hey guys, just wanted to share my gamertag: heyjace80. <BR> I have kinect adventures, sports, dance central 1, disneyland. hoping to get some more soon! dance central is my favorite right now. looking forward to having some fun! <BR> <BR> Jacie Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:47:00 EST Team Newbie....on SP and Kinect for a little while Hi Everyone - <BR> <BR> My name is Tonya....I have to admit I don't use the Kinect as much as I should or would like....but I plan to start <BR> <BR> I currently use Dance Central and UFC Trainer for fitness. I had the Zumba game but didn't like it as much so I traded it in for the UFC trainer game. I enjoy both games and hope to get the DC 2 game soon. I've done many of the routines but not all so that's my first challenge to do all the levels for each song. <BR> <BR> Happy to be on t... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:08:30 EST Kinect Fitness Exercise Today What kinect fitness game did you play today Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:03:42 EST New to SparkPeople but not Kinect I just joined SparkPeople yesterday in hopes of getting some motivation to continue on my weight loss journey. My family and I graduated from a Wii to the Kinect a little over a year ago and I absolutely love it!! We have competitions on the weekends. Our favorites are Sports Season 2, Brunswick Bowling, and Body & Brain Connection. I also have both EA Active 2 and Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012. I like to mix it up between the two so I don't feel like I am doing the same thing everyday. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:04:53 EST FitBit? Do you use one? I got a FitBit in my recent XBox bundle and am just plugging it in today. I hate to be on two different websites for all of this, but it seems I can't link their website with this one and I've put so much time into this site. <BR> <BR> Has anyone used it and does it work well for the step tracking? I'd like to go to steps done per day than mileage tracking since it was basically free with the bundle I got. Perhaps I'll get in enough steps per day that way... <BR> <BR> What are your opinions... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 13:36:44 EST finally got ysfe2012!! and it was free! I almost gave up on actually gettiing. but it finally came in the mail. Had to test it out and my daughter and I got a kick out of actually seeing our selves on the screen! <BR> But this morning - I did a couple bootcamps and was pleased it allowed me to do the pushups on my knees!!! Wow! then did a couple boxing and a bollywood, and then a yoga to cool down. what a great varity there is!! The calorie is definetly way off,like everyone says <BR> <BR> definetly going to use this one alot! ... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 09:37:18 EST Sparkpeople Live? Does anyone use Sparkpeople Live? Is it worth it? How does it compare to the free Sparkpeople? Thanks. Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:57:45 EST Anyone use protein powder? My husband is buying some protein powder and I'm interested in using it myself. I've never used protein powder and just wondering if it is a good idea to incorporate into my diet. I have begun strength training. Any suggestions would be great! Tue, 6 Mar 2012 00:15:04 EST Hey! Guess what, I'm also new to this team! From kinect games I have the crazy rabits alive and kicking for nice salmon runs and flaming marshmallows, and your shape fitness 2010 for, well, workouts. Kcal count in that is fun, but hey, there are other ways to track it - and even if currently I need to take breaks at every opportunity, that has to eventually go away, right? <BR> <BR> From what I've tried in demo - Leelo chakra game seems pretty amazin. Gunstringer too. Zumba.. I have it on wii, not that fond of the music, I'm kind of ... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:18:50 EST YSFE12 How Accurate is the calorie count? Wondering just how accurate the calorie count on YSFE12 is. I don't have a heart rate monitor or anything so I don't know how to calculate calories burned. Today I worked out with YSFE12 for 1hr 22min and it says I burned 187 calories. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 00:52:58 EST help I feel like an idgit but i downloaded funlabs and then the junk fu and for the life of me i can't find it on kinect. is it supposed to be where the games are or does it have it's own little place? help please. Fri, 2 Mar 2012 15:43:00 EST Calorie Counting Book I'd like to get a calorie counting book, you know one of those guides that tells you how many calories in are in food. I don't always have my computer available to me so to have a guide I can use to help plan meals would be very helpful. Any suggestions? Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:41:04 EST New to the group Hi i am new to the group.. We bought the kinect fo the family & we love it.. I been on spark people for a couple years but, not consistently so now I am back for the long haul..The games I have our: biggest loser, wipeout, dance central, & all sports.. Want to get the zumba but, its been hard to locate.. Looking forward to this team.. Blessings <em>137</em> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:37:10 EST First workout with YSFE12 and have questions Did my first workout today with YSFE12 and oh my goodness it totally kicked my butt! I did it though...didn't have much of a choice with my three kids yelling at me not to stop,lol. My little motivation team. Anyway, I did the objectives to find out what workout are recommended so I did cardio today and arms. My questions is just how do you know what to do on each day? The game tells which workouts it recommends but doesn't give any sort of order to do them in. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Als... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:19:39 EST Watching Biggest Loser - On the Xbox! I've been following Season Nine's winner, Mike, on Facebook. I never watched the season, but thanks to Hulu Plus on the Xbox (and the ability to control it with the Kinect), I am in love with being able to watch all the past seasons of The Biggest Loser. It's so motivating to watch that and then I can easily get up and do some Kinect exercise. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a favorite episode of The Biggest Loser? What other shows do you find motivating or inspiring (weight loss or otherwis... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:53:06 EST Really confused So I have changed my diet since joining SP but I have yet to really incorporate exercise. I am eating leaner foods, much MORE veggies and fruits, and really cut bread out of my diet. Bread is my nemesis, I LOVE bread. This being said I am HUNGRY! All the time! I eat and an hour or so later I'm hungry again, I mean stomach growling hungry. Today I am at 1462 calories of 1220-1570 calories for the day. It's been about 2 hours since dinner and I'm HUNGRY! What do I do? Am I not eating enough pro... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:07:14 EST New To the Group! Hello, My Name is Mae and I am pleased to know that there is a group for people who workout using the Kinect! My Favorite games to play are Dance Central and Dance Central 2. I am also interested in trying out the Zumba series because I have been hearing good things about it. If anyone would like to link up to play my Gamertag is meibei 2011. My weightloss goals are to eventually lose 100 pounds while having fun, and learning new ways to enjoy the foods I love! Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:44:45 EST Not New To SP... But New To This Team! ;) Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. I've been here for awhile. :) Just joined the team today! Just took my XBOX 360 out of the box today & played "Just Dance 3" for a couple of minutes. :) Love it. :) Was a fan of the Wii.. but now I have a XBOX who even knows if I will even ever play with the Wii again! ;) <BR> <BR> ANYHOW. :) <BR> <BR> Just thought I would say Hi... :) <BR> <BR> I am also looking for some more fitness type games to buy for my XBOX... so if you have *any* suggest... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:21:48 EST Hello!! Hi everyone! My name is Elaina, I'm 33, married and have three great kids. I signed up with Sparkpeople over the weekend. There is so much on this site I have to admit I'm a little confused,lol. My goal is to lose 40 pounds, that would knock me down to 130 pounds and that would be much better for my 5'2" frame. <BR> I am currently anxiously waiting for my new Xbox w/Kinect to arrive, I already bought Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012. I can't wait to get started! I'm looking forward to meeting ... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:02:54 EST Back on Sparkpeople after a few years My first time around, I was around 26, single, and using the excuse that I was too busy with work and school to get fit. What a lie that was. <BR> <BR> Now I'm about to hit 31, I work and I'm busy at home with a 9 month-old baby and I STILL have a problem with my weight. Even more so, actually- I'm now 204 pounds at 4' 11 1/2" tall, my doctor says I'll surely have diabetes soon if I don't get my diet and weight in check, and I sometimes get intense knee pain because my job is sedentary a... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:40:11 EST Just got YSFE 2012 - Need friends to play with! Hi all! I just got the game Your Shape Fitness Evolved and sooooo need more friends to do challenges with! If you have this game, please add me! <BR> <BR> My xbox gamer tag is : Happi z0mbie <BR> <BR> I also have Just Dance 3 (love that game), Kinect Adventures and Kinect Sports! Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:41:47 EST New and confused on how to add to tracker I admit. I am out of shape, I recently recovered from MONTHS being sick and blogging makes me feel like I am standing on a street corner in my underwear. That said, my husband bought me a Kinect with the Fitness software that includes the personal trainer, boxing and zen classes. The zen software really helped me and didn't kill me while I was sick. <BR> <BR> I don't see any of the Kinect exercises in the Sparkpeople Fitness Tracker, only WII. Can any of these exercises, or even the Ki... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:16:00 EST New Fun Labs Game JUNK FU Has anyone checked out the fun labs game junk fu? Hutchisdm and I did this am and it is a workout, it's fun and hilarious. For those who like fruit ninja .. this is a good game and it's FREE! <BR> Ok so here is how it works , you smash trash that is on a conveyor belt before it falls, but you have to slice it the way it tells you, left or right hand and foot (can be either foot) , up and down or side to side.. after each set it tells you how many calories you have burned and what it amo... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:32:11 EST New to the Kinect group and the console. Hi! I've been on SparkPeople for a little over a month now. I have had a Wii for a few years, but the Kinect just looked easier to play from the reviews. I'm working with a small space for it, but it seems to work if I push enough furniture out of the way. I got the bundle that had the Adventure game and the Just Dance 3. I ordered the Your Shape Fitness 2012 and that should be here before my birthday. It looks fun also. I've been playing video games since I was a teen (as far back as Atari) ... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 22:40:46 EST Suggestions As I don't know where to best post this and do not have the time to sit through and read all the reviews, I need a game suggestion. I am looking for a fitness game that is easy on the hips and knees. It needs to be at least 2 players. I'm trying to get my mother more involved in fitness and think that if we are using the kinect together, it will workout a lot better for her. The problem is that the one's she has tried have been really hard on her hips and knees (biggest loser mostly).Once a g... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:39:47 EST Calories burned playing DC and DC2 Has anyone used a heart monitor to track how many calories they burn while playing these games? I used one yesterday, it's not a chest strap one though, its one where you put your fingers on the monitor to get a reading. Anyways, every other song i gave the monitor a reading while waiting for the next song to start and after 40 min it said i had burned 580 calories. You think this is accurate? That would be awesome if i was burning that many calories while playing this game but i am skept... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:37:16 EST I GOT ZUMBA RUSH!!!!!! I will post an update after i play.... i went to gamestop this morning and its available but they dont open till 10... dang sunday hours... so i called walmart... the lady didnt even know what i was talking about she was like za what? I was like its the new kinect game blah blah blah and she was like oh i cant find it in the computer. (i got 10 bucks she wasnt spelling it right) cause she said we dont have anything called za-whatever and i know they have the old zumba.... <BR> <BR> called ta... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 13:12:17 EST Anyone in the NYC area? Anyone in the NYC area? Microsoft is asking us if anyone is interested in joining them in New York, when they are going to be in town showing off the new Zumba Fitness Rush, new DLC for Your Shape, and new DLC for Kinect Sports Season Two. Let me know if you are local and are interested. This will be next week sometime (Feb12-18), but I'll get more details later. Thu, 9 Feb 2012 14:37:31 EST Help, Kinect Feedback. Last night I was using the Kinect with an Xbox Live Friend with Zumba. I thought that I'd be able to see her but we didn't and it was dance but be able to listen to her. I tried to position my Kinect away from my TV so that it wouldn't give feedback to the music and my footsteps however the entire dance it gave feedback. I even turned down my TV volume. I was wondering if there was a way to stop this feeback. It isn't just this game, it's others. Normally my son will have to turn down t... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 11:37:05 EST Dance Central 2 Facebook App If you're on Facebook, have you used the Dance Central 2 Facebook app? I haven't tried it yet because sadly, none of my FB friends have DC2. Here's the link and the details from the Dance Central FB page.: <BR> <BR> With the new Dance Central 2 Facebook app you can keep track of your high scores and leaderboard rankings, see how you stack up against your Facebook friends and players around the world on your favorite songs, and issue challenges to dancers worldwide straight from your browser... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 16:20:40 EST Help - what are the online possibilities of DC2? I am fairly new to the xbox and leave all the technical stuff to my boyfriend. I know how to sign in and play. But that leaves me wondering if it is possible to play DC2 with a friend online. Does anyone know? Sun, 5 Feb 2012 12:27:36 EST anyone want to zumba together? (via live) i have been doing good the last few days but i think it would be easier to stay on track if i had a zumba buddy or two... (via xbox live) <BR> <BR> I have been trying to Zumba after work (mon - fri) after 7pm (pasific) or pretty much anytime during the weekend... if anyone wants to zumba with me i would appreciate the help.... i get lazy when i have to do it myself... i totally skipped yesterday... i can just feel myself slipping... <BR> <BR> anyway let me know if anyone is interested.... ... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 11:58:48 EST Reviewers Needed! Hello. I run a review website for fitness and nutrition books, videos, and video games. We are looking for some people to help by writing reviews for us. <BR> <BR> Want to get paid to write reviews for us? Fill out the application below and we will contact you shortly. For every review you write you will earn 100 points, once you get 1000 points you can redeem them for $10 as an e-gift certificate or to be paid through Paypal! <BR> <BR> To sign up visit <link> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 10:50:22 EST Kinect for Windows Who Knew I ran across this today and thought it was very interesting...any developers out there now your chance to show us what you got read this article.....A kinect for windows <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-v1-0/31114/ </link> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:23:13 EST Sports season 2 Hi, I just picked up Sports Season 2 last week. Anyone up for a challenge. Particularly in skiing or football, but I will do others as well. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:17:31 EST zumba.... why oh why!!!! so last night i Zumba-ed... on beginer and only 20 min.... and oh my gosh how i hurt.... i had a blast and today i feel like i was hit with a mac truck.... anyone want to zumba tomorrow???? (i sure aint doing it today!!! ha ha ha ha ha haha <BR> <BR> I need someone to keep me motivated and honest! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:37:35 EST Hello So I am new to this team. I joined a couple days ago but due to being sick really have not done much. I cant remember my exact gamer tag I know is is similar to my screen name. Ill get it later and get it posted. <BR> I am just starting on the kinect, but I do try to get to the gym as often as I can. I am hoping that now that I have something interactive I will start loosing weight at home. <BR> Feel free to ask me anything I am not to shy Wed, 1 Feb 2012 11:19:51 EST Newbie to the group.... but not to SP or gaming ;) <BR> <BR> While we've had our kinect since Aug 2011 I had never really been able to commit to using it myself on any type of regular basis unlike my kids... so here's hoping that you all can help with that, think replacing all my FPS type friends with you all just might do the trick since I get bombarded with COD party invites usually when I sign in and I have an problem saying no to COD its my stress relief when its been a rough day/week. lol <BR> <BR> like my p... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:20:31 EST hi finally a group i can hang with... it seems like no one ever wants to kinect.... <BR> <BR> I am 29 looking to loose about 50 pounds... minus being prego i have never been so heavy.. and i am looking for people to work out with (online) so forgive me if i ask some stupid kinect questions.... <BR> <BR> So i read somewhere that some people here do the workouts together (online) which are the best for that... i have zumba but i dont think that one does the online challanged i am hoping the new... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:48:59 EST Newbie! Hi everyone!! I'm Renee and while I am not new to SP, I am new to this forum!! My husband and I bought the Kinect this past holiday season and are still getting adjusted!...but it's a lot of fun as well!! I'm doing this weight loss thing again!! It's harder the second time around, I have to say partly because this time I have to find the time to exercise, whereas the first go around, I didn't have two kids!!;) I hope to get to know a lot of you and that we can support each other!! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:47:00 EST New to SP and Kinect Hi everyone! I've had my kinect for a week now and have fallen in love. So far I've only played Kinect Adventures and Just Dance 3, but they sure get me sweating! Excited to be here! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:54:41 EST open tray error Hey y'all.. :( sorry i have been absent from the xbox. we have the open tray error and are going to have to have it fixed. nothing suggested has worked, only other option we can do ourselves is open it and clean the laser. It is 2 weeks out of warrenty.. <BR> <BR> at any rate, i wont be playing any of my kinect games that are disc based until we get this fixed.. i plan to call around tomorrow to look for someone locally to repair it.. if you guys have ideas i am all ears.. i even called micr... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:00:36 EST What gagets do you use to aid in your weight loss with the introduction of the slimcoach as seen on the biggest loser <link><BR>000-BL-M2-T200001-Loser%C2%AE-SLIMCOAC<BR>H/dp/B006ODMEGA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid<BR>=1327869755&sr=8-1 </link> <BR> <BR> and the fitbit <link><BR>ity-Sleep-Tracker/dp/B005PUONIK/ref=sr<BR>_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1327<BR>869923&sr=1-1 </link> <BR> <BR> and of course the bodybugg <link> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 15:47:37 EST Recording YFE: 2012 I'm not sure how to input the fitness into the tracker from each exercise. Any suggestions? Sat, 28 Jan 2012 23:09:34 EST Getting to know you better With so many new members joining I thought it would be nice if you told us ten things about yourself that you would like to share <BR> <BR> 1) My name is Tema <BR> 2) I adopted 5 kids <BR> 3) I lost one of my sons 3wks ago <BR> 4) I'm a sparker for life <BR> 5) I can't cook <BR> 6) I'm a single mom <BR> 7) I love any type of cat wild and domesticated <BR> 8) My favorite colors are purple & blue <BR> 9) I'm a student <BR> 10)I need to lose a lot of weight <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 22:44:58 EST How much weight do you have to lose I know this can be daunting to admit but how much weight do you have to lose....I need overall to lose about 150 lbs wow a whole person....but short term I'm shooting for <BR> Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:02:58 EST Hello, is it me your looking for? Hi I'm new here and just wanted to find some people who are down for some simple competition to keep each other motivated. I'm a full time mom, I'm a full time graduate student, I love sarcasm and pepperidge farm triple layer chocolate cakes. Hit me up on here or find me on my xbox- gamer tag and username here are one and the same <em>224</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:05:48 EST Hi! I'm new to Kinect but not to gaming.=) I'm 27, married, and a college student. I also need to lose 50 lbs. I recently received a Kinect for my birthday (Jan 6th) and I've been using it to help me with me weight loss goals. I'm not a gym kind of girl so I thought this would be perfect for me. I currently play Dance Central 2 and The Micheal Jackson Experience (yay Thriller). Can anyone recommend another game to help with my work out? I've been thinking about getting the Zumba game. <BR> <BR> It's nice to meet you all. =) Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:09:41 EST What Kinect game is helping you the most? What Kinect game do you enjoy playing most right now? Is there a game that keeps you coming back for more? <BR> <BR> What Kinect game has helped you lose the most weight (or keep it off)? Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:49:00 EST Help ? Okay so my dog chewed off the door to one of my Xbox yesterday....I wonder if it can be replaced by Microsoft....He turned on the xbox poped the tray open and then chewed the's now stuck wont open or close now....I need a new dog...he's got to go I just bought this xbox 3 weeks ago....Do you think it would be covered by the warranty or even if it can be fixed or do I need to buy a new one... <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:00:50 EST Free UFC Trainer DLC info New content stars UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber <BR> <BR> It also has a new Undisputed Trainee achievement, which will apparently provide anyone who buys the upcoming UFC Undisputed 3 for Xbox a "Create-a-Fighter boost" that will apparently "save approximately 8-10 hours in gameplay time". <BR> <BR> The Urijah Faber Workout Pack is free, but more character-themed DLC is forthcoming at a price. Here's the official word on what's in the pipeline: <BR> <BR> Cain Velasquez Workout Pack: The Ca... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:21:33 EST HRM's - opinions/rec mmendations? There's been a good bit of talk in other threads around here about how well our games track calories burnt, and the consensus seems to be not so well. Given that it seems most recommendations are to play and use an HRM to track - anyone want to offer up their opinions/recommendations for HRM's? Tue, 17 Jan 2012 03:01:05 EST Sell my treadmill? Since I've gotten my Kinect, I don't use my treadmill much - but I do sometimes use it because I have a desk job and I sit all day long. I don't like the treadmill, but I feel like I "should" walk. (Doesn't that help stretch out the hips or something like that? I thought I heard it somewhere, that walking is good for people with desk jobs.) <BR> <BR> So anyway, what's your opinion? Sell the treadmill and just use the Kinect, or keep it and try to use it more? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:46:37 EST Our Kinect Review Site We've started a site to help review Kinect games. There is a nice search feature on the site, which will help you find information on games you are looking for. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> All the reviews link back here to the "Games: News & Reviews" Forum. Feel free to ask any questions or leave your personal feedback about the game. Remember: this is YOUR site. <BR> <BR> If you can't find the review you are looking for, please create a threa... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:53:01 EST $29 Sale on Kinect Games there are a select number of kinect games on sale this week at best buy for 29 bucks just wanted you to know <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:55:43 EST Yay Kinect! Boyfriend just got an Xbox and Kinect yesterday. We did the two games it came with and had a lot of fun. I don't know the names of the games but there was like an Xbox Sports one and an Adventure one and both we're really fun. I hear there is a new Zumba game coming out in February which I may get but first I want to take a Zumba class (hopefully this week!) to make sure i like it. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 13:40:29 EST Weekly Challenge, Jan 15-21 = Cornerstone: Fitness In our second week of the 4,000 Microsoft Points contest, we are going to focus on the next chapter of The Spark--Fitness. Some key things from this chapter are: starting small and consistent, working out, eating right, de-stressing, and getting enough sleep. <BR> <BR> This week, you can earn another 10 entries into the contest. <BR> <BR> To earn the first five, set something you want to achieve on a daily basis. It can be getting a certain amount of sleep, tracking food, doing someth... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 09:13:28 EST REVIEW - Xbox 360 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth Sorry I haven't linked this earlier, but I was reminded of this in another topic. Here is what I posted there: <BR> <BR> While the Kinect can theoretically let you play and talk with other people, I have found it a little challenging. I've played Kinect Sports with a few people from the group and between the game and room sounds (kids), we had to keep asking each other to repeat themselves. <BR> <BR> Microsoft just came out with a new headset that works with both the Xbox and your Bluetoo... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:10:15 EST Kinect Sports: Season Two gets more DLC For those with Kinect Sports: Season Two, don't forget to grab your free challenge pack from Xbox LIVE. They have also added two new paid downloadable content packages to expand the game even more; the latest being released this week. Check the article for more information (there are also links talking about what Xbox LIVE is and how to win Microsoft Points): <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 22:06:59 EST Kinect Zumba - How long today? Just curious if you have Zumba, either game, how long do you exercise with it and how many days a week? <BR> <BR> Today I started it : 20 minutes. And I do feel pretty good knowing I accomplished goal and exercised! <BR> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:25:51 EST I Can See The Negative Side... So I always have a hard time being motivated to exercise. Today I bought the kinect with kinect adventures and Zumba Party. So when I first start Zumba, not a minute in, my husband repeats everything the girl says. I go up to the xbox and turn the thing off. It was just annoying. That's as motivating as he can be. He knows I bought it to lose some weight and get in shape and he just does stuff like that. He's not one to comment on things, or motivate me to keep on track, maybe he's the reason... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:19:05 EST Community Asked Questions There are a lot of Kinect owners here, which means two things: <BR> <BR> 1) There probably are a lot of questions, and <BR> 2) We have a resource of knowledge <BR> <BR> Not only do I see a lot of questions here, but I see a lot of questions that lead people to our Kinect games review site. <BR> <BR> Starting today, we'll kick off another series called, "Community Asked Questions". For the larger questions, I'll put on our Xbox 101 series. This will be for stuff like Xbox LIVE, installing... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:39:01 EST Hello! I am new to the team. I've been on spark a few different times trying to track everythign and lose weight and it has never worked, from gym, to wlaking, to our gym in the garage. Now we have a youngster and its harder to find time to exercise. So my last chance of getting in shape, I'm going to buy the Kinect after taxes because we have a compatible 360. I devated it or the wii but I've had the wii before and the games I wanted on wii are on xbox as well, so cheaper for me adn no controller. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:21:43 EST New Featured Motivation Member = Loudmouthman To help celebrate our "three months of Ubisoft" contest, I would like to feature motivational member, Loudmouthman. Check out his story, here: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Our previous featured members have been: <BR> Annecek <link> </link> <BR> Acct1908 <link> </link> (her blog here: <link> </link> , and <BR> CentennialMom <link> </link> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:52:33 EST REVIEW - Kung Fu: High Impact Let out a Karate Shout and let us know what you think of this review: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:49:32 EST Hi New to team and Kinect Hi we got Xbox and Kinect for Christmas. I was excited to find the spark team. <em>41</em> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:42:57 EST Newbie Hi, everyone! I'm new to the team and to XBox/Kinect. Like a lot of new folks around here, we got one for Christmas this year and we are all kind of addicted to it already! The teenagers like the XBox controller better than the Wii and the husband and I like that we don't need a balance board or controller or any of that to do the fitness activities. So far I like Your Shape for the Kinect much better than the Wii Fit if for no other reason than the onscreen trainers are far less obnoxious an... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:02:24 EST I'm new! I've been a member of SparkPeople since 2008, but we just bought a Kinect for Christmas and I'm looking to it for some more exercise opportunities. I've previously used Wii Fit and EA Sports Active (the original and the second edition) for Wii but I'd like to get away from having to hold a controller. We gave my daughter Dance Central 2 for Christmas, so that's a good way to start moving, but what's everyone's favorite fitness game? Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:48:20 EST We're all over the web! Yesterday and today have been very busy. Yesterday I launched our contests. Today, I created some public spaces for our group. If you are involved in any of these sites, be sure to check them out: <BR> <BR> Our Own Kinect Game Review and News Site: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Facebook Fan Page: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Twitter Account: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Google Plus Page: <BR> <link> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 22:32:08 EST Xbox 101 - Quick Tips on the Xbox Every day someone buys a new Xbox and every day someone new has a question. To help us get through some of the common issues, I've started a web series called "Xbox 101". I'll link the articles here for easy access. If you have questions or topics you would like covered in future articles, please post them here. <BR> <BR> The first article talks about Xbox LIVE: <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 21:57:40 EST New Here I am a mom to a 2 1/2 year old son. I've lost about 30 pounds since I've had my son. I'm looking to lose another 45-50 pounds. I'm also in the process of trying to get pregnant with #2. We've been trying for about a year with no luck so far. Hoping this will be the year. <BR> We just got the Kinect for Christmas and have the Adventures game, a bowling game, Wipeout, and Biggest Loser Ultimate Challenge. <BR> I look forward to different challenges incorporating these games. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 22:57:07 EST Weekly Challenge, Jan 8-14 = Two Parts This week's challenge is in two parts: <BR> <BR> 1) Join our Facebook group. We've got a growing group that offers a quick Kinect fix. Here's the link to the group: <BR> <link><BR>62249582722/256547024394244/ </link> <BR> <BR> 2) Based off the book, The Spark, we are looking at one of the four cornerstones: focus. I want you to ask your self these questions: <BR> - What are your core values and beliefs? <BR> - How can you turn those values and beli... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 15:16:52 EST Ubisoft makes Kinect games--I'm giving away three Ubisoft makes a ton of Kinect games. Over the next three months, I'll be giving away three of them to U.S. residents of this group. Follow along for various posts I make about earning entries. Just keep coming back to this thread. <BR> <BR> The games will be a surprise, but I guarantee they will be from Ubisoft and for the Kinect. The prizes will be randomly given away, but you can earn entries by following along here. <BR> <BR> You can gain your first two entries now. Go to our team... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 14:18:21 EST Dance Central Contest (U.S. Only) Prizes Involved! Anyone like Dance Central? Fancy a contest? Check the link for details: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:57:25 EST So MANY games arrgghhh!!! lol I want them all.. well almost <BR> We have adventure, your shape 2012, carnival. Kinect sports, Rise of Nightmares. <BR> On the way is GunSlinger with Fruit Ninja and Blackwater <BR> I would like at least one of the dance ones but haven't decided yet. <BR> Have you seen the demo for Kung Fu High Impact?!? I must have it lol <BR> I had planned to get one game a month but I'm already over for this month. <BR> I'm having such a good time and turning into something less like a couch potato Sun, 8 Jan 2012 00:29:32 EST Your Shape FE/FE 2012 challenge? I am thinking of setting up a challenge in this game. Would anyone be interested in participating? If so, what do you think would be a reasonable calorie-burning goal? I am pretty sure that the calorie counts that this game keeps are about half of what they should be, but since we will all be tracking in the same game and its all for fun anyway, who cares? Sat, 7 Jan 2012 14:27:23 EST XBox Live account? Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 now, and I see that there is also online content via an XBox Live account. Has anyone used this? What are your opinions of it? <BR> <BR> I don't know if it is worth the extra expense of an XBox Live account, so I am a bit hesitant to go for it. YSFE and DC2 are probably the only 2 games I would be using the account for. Not sure if it is worth it. ?? <BR> <BR> -Mae Sat, 7 Jan 2012 13:35:21 EST Wandered off my track! I need to vent about a motivation issue here. Yesterday, I came home, and my roommate / best friend was lying in bed kind of mopey and crying because he can't find a job. I know job hunting can be tough - I have been there. I know how depressing it can be. But holding his hand and having all my motivation stuff shot down by him was too much. I decided to have a frozen pizza for dinner (because I thought it would cheer him up, and because I was craving it too) and then he was still mopey,... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:21:59 EST Trouble Tracking Hey All, I have been working out everyday since i started the website, keeping track of what i eat as well, but i have the hardest time trying to log that i've eaten or worked out. what would be a quick and easy way to do this? Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:47:09 EST I thought exercise was supposed to make you sleep I had trouble going to sleep all of my life. I fianally solved it when I found chamomile tea and the Pure Sleep app by ambiscience. I've only been working out for 3 days but I can't stay asleep now. I go to sleep easy enough but then I wake up about 2:00 or 2:30 in the morning and either can't go back to sleep or it takes me hours to go back to sleep. <BR> I'm not going to stop working out with kinect but I would sure love some solutions if anyone has them <BR> thanks <BR> Kim Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:15:34 EST New to team Hi my name i Sarah and I use my Kinect to help lose weight, well whenever I get the chance since I am a single mother of 5. The games that I currently have are Your Shape '11, Michael Jackson Experience, Dance Central, Carnival games, Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, brain and body connection and Wipeout in the zone. I am hoping to get DC2, Yourshape '12, Kinect sports2, and a cheerleading one that I found. Can't wait to meet everyone and make new friends. If you have any reviews about k... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 17:51:36 EST Your fitness evolved ? calories I have the older one but want to upgrade to the newer one when it comes from my gamefly cuz i can get it alot cheaper. But today I used the personal trainer mode and finished 3 different rountines sets and it read total 210 calories but when I went to the main page it said only 152, does anyone else have any problems with dropped calories? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 10:31:25 EST Win 4,000 Points (~$50 value) & 2 more contests! We're going to kick off the New Year with a BANG! <BR> <BR> Stay tuned for an announcement on THREE (3) contests starting this week--all with prizes. One of the contests will be for all users around the globe. The other two are for U.S. only. <BR> <BR> Before I can type up all the rules, I'll give you the opportunity for your first entry: spread the word! Go out and tell someone else in this group about the contest. Post on their blog, post on their wall, or send them a Sparkmail. Yo... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 09:25:30 EST Dance Central 3 Demo My husband downloaded the demo for this game and whew! What a work out! <BR> <BR> I got 4 stars on California Girls and 5 on Dynamite...YEAH baby...I can DANCE! <BR> <BR> I was always a good dancer...before I met my husband we went to the club every was so much fun! <BR> <BR> I did 15 minutes and was DRIPPING with sweat..gross! <BR> <BR> I will be buying this game! <BR> <BR> Cat Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:18:53 EST Jan. Goals 2012 What are your goals for the month of Jan....It's a new year let's make it a better you....What will you change to make this your healthiest year yet <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:59:05 EST Biggest loser or Your Shape Fitness?? I'm looking to up my workout fun. Which game is best Biggest loser or Your Shape 2012 based on best workout? Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:43:40 EST Kinect Sports-V lleyball My favorite game is I played 15 minutes! I had so much fun! I have Biggest Loser as well and am planning on getting Zumba. <BR> <BR> I looked outside today and saw the nasty weather and thought to myself..No way was I going out in THAT! I forgot we had husband and son discovered Call of we rarely play Kinect games. But I surprised my husband with Kinect Sports 2..and got everyone motivated to instead of sitting around the house doing nothing ... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:07:48 EST Hi I'm Kim I joined Spark People about six months ago. I'm afraid I've not done anything with it before now. <BR> I found the xbox with kinect which I think is so much better than the wii. <BR> I have always loved food but not exercise. My weight really shows it. It is totally out of control! <BR> For the new year I plan on doing the diet free for life program and XBOX! <BR> I really like the XBOX with Kinect. I have Your shape fitness 2012, carnival Kinect sports and rise of nightmares. <BR> This new y... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 01:41:03 EST New to the team... and to Kinect and Xbox! Hi my name is Vicky and Im a 38 yr old Mother of 2. We got an Xbox and Kinect for Xmas. Looking for ways to incorporate it in to my workouts. Im limited to what I can do because I have a bad knee so lots of cardio like running are out for me. Walking can even be tough. I can do bike and elliptical but looking for new options. <BR> <BR> These are the games I have for Kinect so far... <BR> <BR> Kinect Sports (1st one) <BR> Kinect Adventures <BR> Fruit Ninja <BR> The Gunstringer <BR> <BR> T... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:54:47 EST Ouch... OK - two days of doing the Your Shape 2012 and it hurts! <BR> <BR> I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the most "in shape" person out there but this is a bit crazy... <BR> <BR> I think that maybe even the warm up exercises are difficult to do for those of use that are less than flexible. <BR> <BR> It could be just me going at things like a bull in the proverbial china shop and I hope so. If not - then maybe there needs to be an "inflexible amateur wimp" setting on this one:) <BR> <BR>... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 05:29:10 EST Brand New Looking forward to using kinect to keep me interested and motivated. I have tried to drop weight in the past and had some success, but lacked variety, interest and time. <em>249</em> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:14:40 EST New to Kinect Hi, I'm Kari and I got a Kinect for Christmas but so far the only game I have is the one that came with it and so far I really like it. I need advice about what games to buy, so far I know I want to get Zumba but I am waiting for Zumba: Rush to come out in February. <BR> <BR> I am debating so many and the reviews are so back and forth so please give me your opinion of the game you play and what you like and don't like about it. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:10:27 EST UPLAY - HOW to unlock I have your fitness and have been playing for 4 days now but can't get uplay. I did find it when I paused the gamed but it says it locked? Any sugestions how to unlock, do I have a certain amount of calories burned or achievements? Thu, 29 Dec 2011 09:53:57 EST Afternoon & just how many calories does one burn? Hi... <BR> <BR> New to this team and most of Spark really but thats ok - we were all new once:) <BR> <BR> Just got a Kinect (officially for the kids (right)) and got the Yourshape Fitness Evolved 2012 game along with the Adventures and Just Dance 3 (not for me - honest). Funnily enough - as I type this - my daughter is busy getting out of breath dancing to something or other;) <BR> <BR> After doing some of the workouts and things from Fitness Evolved I have to say I was sweating and out of... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 08:38:38 EST Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout We received this game for Christmas along with our new Kinect. <BR> <BR> When we do start using it, how do we log the exercise in the exercise area of SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:53:33 EST