SparkPeople UAE SparkPeople Team Messageboard Welcome SparkPeople in the UAE! Let's eat right and get fit! Wherever you live in the UAE, we would love to hear from you!! Join us here! SparkPeople UAE SparkPeople Team Messageboard Greeting from Al Ain I have been in Al Ain just over a month. Is there anyone else in this area? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:00:18 EST Anyone out there? Hi everyone, I'm Brandy. New to the UAE, we just started living here in Al Ain and was wondering if any other sparkers are still in the area? Fri, 6 Sep 2013 04:05:33 EST Is there anybody out there? I know a lot of people have moved away, but there must be a few people besides me still hanging out here in the UAE. Let me know here, and let's get this group going again! <BR> <BR> I will do a new Fitness Opportunities in Abu Dhabi if anyone is interested. We can also plan a meet-up sometime. <BR> <BR> Yalla! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 06:27:36 EST Size 18-20 M&S clothes Hey girls, <BR> <BR> I'm leaving Dubai and after a wardrobe sort out, I have some clothes to give away. Most are hardly worn and includes a beautiful black work skirt which I've never worn because it's too cold in my office! Most are a size 20 with some 18s thrown in for good measure. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you want them coz I leave at the end of this month. <BR> Claire x Wed, 4 Jul 2012 01:38:54 EST Primal Boot Camp at Yas Check it out, folks - before you leave for the summer! <BR> <BR><BR>-news/8521-the-primal-challenge-heads-<BR>to-train-yas <BR> <BR> My family and I will be there. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 09:55:53 EST Hi from Abu Dhabi! Hi all, <BR> New to this team though been at SP for a while now. I have about 9kg to lose and SP, walking and a low carb diet is slowly getting me there. :) <BR> I live in the city, and as my fitness routine walk to work daily, 5 days a week. I take the corniche route so that I have a choice to make my walk/jog anywhere between 5k to 10k depending on my energy, goal for the month etc. My current distance is 10k per day for the next 2 weeks, as I have a bit of catching up to do to reach my go... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 02:19:03 EST Train Yas - Tuesday, 17 January Hi everyone, just a reminder about Train Yas! <BR> <BR> They open the track every Tuesday night from 6-8 for bikers, runners, and walkers. It's a great opportunity to get out and run or ride without fearing being knocked down by psycho drivers at every cross street. Especially if you want to run or bike with your kids - it's totally safe and well-organized. They even have cold bottled water - free! <BR> <BR> You need to register and get an access card ahead of time now. It's free, too, but ... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 23:59:56 EST The Weight Loss Show Is anyone going to the Weight Loss Show in Dubai on January 27/28? Has anyone been there before? What did you think of it? Here is the link. I am thinking about going. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:31:00 EST Fitness in Abu Dhabi Hello! I don't know if anyone is reading, but thought I'd throw some info out about activities in Abu Dhabi now that the weather is SO lovely! <BR> <BR> I've been "running" (slooowly) again, and thinking about entering some races. Here's what's coming up in AD (and a couple in Dubai). All have some options for kids, as well, which is important to me as I'm trying to get my kid more into running and fitness in general. <BR> <BR> Jan 1 (Sun), Skins Super Run, 4/8k, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:16:19 EST Wiegt Progress Hi all, <BR> <BR> I would like to share with all that toady I weighted myself and I was pleased to see that i achieved 15kg weight loss in 2.5 months and my target to lost another 45kg by December 2012. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:02:12 EST Eid Mubark Wish you all a happy and a healthy Eid. <BR> MED Sun, 6 Nov 2011 02:42:50 EST I ammmm COMING to UAEEE!!! Well LAST minute...instead of June we are coming in a month or less. I will be living in Al Ain for a while until we get things more settled. My hubbies father is sick so we want to be in Al Ain close to him anyways for a while. Our house is not even started being built in Abu Dhabi but hopefully soooon....So I am COMIING! I am sad ina way to leave here...and my family and all that...but I am eager to get more settled and my hubby is ready to be home in his own country as he has been here in ... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 03:11:53 EST Low carb shop in Dubai near MOE Hi lovely UAE'rs <BR> <BR> I stumbled across a shop that sells low carb grocery items in Dubai - will wonders never cease! <BR> <BR> It's behind MOE - I bought some chocolate cookies - 2g carbs per cookie and they were pretty good - I ended up eating about 15 in 1 day (not the best move) but the scales didn't show it at all and I kept in my carb and calorie range for the day. <BR> <BR> The have pasta, fudge mixes, cheese biscuits and a limited amount of other things BUT they will be sticki... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:53:08 EST sharing a UAE recipe Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just posted this recipe on SP. It is a UAE recipe that I have healthified. It is called Chicken Makhtoum. Here is the link: <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1463795&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> You can halve the recipe. I posted it with what I usually use because of my big family, MashaAllah. <BR> <BR> It is delicious on its own for those doing low-carb or with brown rice. If any of you are fortunate enough to live near an Irani... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 03:38:13 EST need advice please! Hi, being my first day at SP I'v really enjoyed exploring blogs, posts, inspirational videos.I'm resolving to take a start.The only problem is that theres too much info in my head which is confusing me.Should I begin a sensible eating plan by calorie counting or getting nutritional expert guidance (I know one at AlNoor hospital) or..... <BR> I know I'd have to start and stick to some sort of excercise routine but need some advice on the eating plan please, <BR> Thanks a bunch xo Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:48:56 EST Hello from Al Ain Hi all, I'm so excited to find this site, especially the UAE sparkers page.I was almost starting to feel lonely in my wieght loss struggle and hope to find some support to get me going. I'm a teacher living in Al Ain with 3 kids and husband.Hope to hear from a buddy soon xo Fri, 4 Feb 2011 02:28:08 EST The Weight Loss Clinic - Wed 8:30pm Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> On Saturday I briefly visited the Health and Wellness show and got chatting to (a very cute) guy about his 8 week weight loss course and he's doing the first session for free at 8:30pm on Wednesday this week. <BR> <BR> Would anyone like to go with me? In the first lesson he talks about nutrition and weight loss and gives everyone a diet plan. Was thinking that for anyone who feels their diet is stalling it might be interesting and it's free! <BR> <BR> Takes place at th... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 02:49:22 EST Save yourself some AED! Hi All <BR> <BR> I am a movie, TV series and other stuff downloading machine - high speed link so downloads happen reasonably quickly. <BR> <BR> If you ever want something downloaded and burnt instead of having to buy please feel free to ask - the only cost to me is about 10 seconds of time and maybe AED2 for the disk. <BR> <BR> Just this week I have downloaded 8 movies, the UK Biggest Loser Series 3, US Biggest Loser Series 9, The Real housewives of Beverly Hills, Skins Series 1 (UK), S#!... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 03:43:29 EST How many calories...? Hi everyone! <BR> I thought we could have a thread on food stuff and recipes relevant to the UAE! My favourite snack is a cheese bread ( manakish) from the lebanese bakery with akwai cheese - I looked it up once and read that it was around 200 cals .... does this sound right to you? Anyone have any idea? Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:32:36 EST What has brought you all to UAE??? So I am wondering what has brought you all to the beautiful United Arab Emirates? A little "get-to-know each other" post :) <BR> <BR> I will start...well I am married to a local Emirati so that is my connection to there and my three children are half Emirati :) <BR> Sun, 23 Jan 2011 02:59:28 EST Hello there! Hi! <BR> I just joined the spark page, and I am finding it an awesome way to stay motivated! <BR> I am 29 years old, live in Abu Dhabi, and I am trying to get some 20kgs off me :) <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself to all of you guys (Im Eli, by the way). <BR> And since I am already here, I wanted to ask you... how are you doing it? <BR> May be you can give me some ideas on how to carry this out. Are you going to any specific dietitian or nutritionist here in UAE? Do you have a specific s... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:41:43 EST Biggest Loser - it's back! For those who love this show (and I have to admit that I do - there isn't much reality TV that I like, but I LOVE this one). It's season 11, which surprised me as I think I've only watched 2 seasons of this. Anyway if you like downloading it should be available for download tonight or tomorrow morning, S11E03. <BR> <BR> It's pretty inspiring but sometimes I wish they'd do a follow up on the old series to see if the contestants managed to keep the weight off or if they became part of the dep... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 01:02:36 EST Need some inspiration? Read this... Hi, <BR> <BR> Have any of you read/listened to this vlog yet by NOTABOUTTHEFACE? <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3914785 <BR> <BR> Right around the 7:10 mark on the vlog it really starts to hit home. <BR> <BR> You feel like you just can't do this? I think that her and her husband were each like well over 450 pounds (not sure) but they are doing it and! "You just have to COMMIT and FIND SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR YOU"... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:53:24 EST Have you all tried these? Hi, <BR> <BR> If not you should <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Over at Spinney's there are some really nice seasonings by Ina Paarman. They cost about Dh13. I have the Garlic and Herb seasoning and it is so delicious on just about everything. I also have the Lemon Pepper which is really nice on fish. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:28:04 EST Someone could do with some UAE loving! Hi All <BR> <BR> I happened to stumble across this lady's page and I think she could do with some help and support right now. <BR> <BR> She is facing a lot of challenges at the moment and her best (and perhaps only) friend is about to move away. <BR> <BR> She has drastically handicapped child which means she is pretty much a shut in so I'd love for her to feel the warmth from all the way over here. <BR> <BR> Please friend her if you would like to - any words of encouragement at the momen... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:35:16 EST Something to put a smile on your face Awesome new song from Ricky Martin since his "announcement". Can't help but put a smile on your face -<BR>&feature=player_embedded Wed, 12 Jan 2011 01:53:14 EST Wah! It is only 11:39 am and I have already eaten 975 calories.... <BR> <BR> The morning was a total disaster of totally mindless eating <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> But I planned out the rest of the maybe I will still be in good shape. <BR> <BR> I need to be drinking my water. Yesterdays was ONLY 2 glasses and today so far 1! <BR> <BR> Wah! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 02:41:41 EST * runs in looking flustered * I'm here, I'm here! Wow I go off Sparks for the weekend and everything happens! <BR> <BR> So nice to see everyone in the team already though and about 6 others I didn't know existed! <BR> <BR> For those who don't know, I'm Claire, I live in Dubai and I'm 29. I currently work as an Admin Manager within Dubai and I've been on sparkpeople for 2 years. 2 years before I met any other UAE-ers - so nice to know there are people in my vicinity for support and maybe some fun too! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 07:46:09 EST What's Cooking Good Lookin'? I thought this would be fun to add... <BR> <BR> So what are you making today for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner? Sun, 9 Jan 2011 02:15:43 EST Challenge for January 2011 I love challenges and I hope you all do too! I am already in several challenges for other teams and maybe some of you are as well. I think my favourite one is to Lose 10 pounds in January. Since many of us have just recently gained over the Xmas holidays, this should be quite doable!! Anyone interested?? <BR> Sat, 8 Jan 2011 23:47:57 EST I am in too! Yay! This is Awesome! Salam Aleikum to the muslim sisters & Hello to the rest! <BR> <BR> I know Graceanaqah from a sisters forum...happy to have this group! <BR> <BR> Little about me (you can read anything else on my page and blog) I am a Canadian born and raised in eastern Canada and now in Beautiful British Columbia. I am 31 yr old married mother of three. My connection to UAE comes from being married to an Emirati from Al-Ain! We have been together for almost 11 yrs! He has been in Canada since 1998 doing his... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 01:12:52 EST Great to see some UAE'rs Hey all <BR> <BR> Movd to the UAE from Australia about 3 years ago and worked for a little company called Showbiz - we managed the ticketing for Cirque du Soleil for it s couple of shows it has had. <BR> <BR> Went on to work for Yas Marina Circuit for 2 years and left there in November to start a Forex trading busines for myself. <BR> <BR> LOVING this time of year and having the doors and windows open 24/7. NOT loving the layer of dust that accumulates every day but hey - thats the UAE:) ... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 00:23:58 EST I just noticed... We have a new name change <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I know that there are at least 3 other UAE Sparkers besides us DUBAIGIRL and two men (I need to find them and invite them here). Fri, 7 Jan 2011 06:57:26 EST Hello from Sharjah Hi I finally made it over here to the Team <em>41</em> . I am an American living in Sharjah married to an Emirati. I am a SAHM to 5 kiddos ranging from 24yo to an almost 6yo. We have been living here now for over 10 years straight. <BR> <BR> Nice to see other UAE Sparkers <em>252</em> Hope to get to know you all better and to support and encourage each other! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 06:07:53 EST Abu Dhabi Represent! Hi! I've been living in AD for about 2 1/2 years (originally from the US). There's a lot to like about this place, especially at this time of year! I'm looking forward to finding even more UAE-ers here on SparkPeople. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 01:45:44 EST Chat Line Tell us all how your day is going here! We can keep this thread going and keep in touch easily here!! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 04:34:43 EST Hi From Dubai!! Hi All! I have been in Dubai almost a year and loving it, hot and cold seasons included! There are several SP members scattered throughout UAE - I'm just starting to meet more and more every day. It is good to have Spark friends closer to home - Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Alain, and Sharjah so far!! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 08:40:14 EST