SparkPeople Get Fit in Harrisburg, PA Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=49743 This team is for people living in the Harrisburg and surrounding areas. Locals coming together for support and motivation to reach our ultimate goals...TOGETHER! SparkPeople Get Fit in Harrisburg, PA Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=49743 new to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x53522344 Hello, My name is Lourie, I just joined spark and need to lose 70 lbs. Am going through the change and put on all that in the past year. I have had knee problems along with this. I need to get back to being the old me. Never have been so depressed. <BR> <BR> Was hoping to find someone that has some of the same goals and wants to team up to help each other. I realize spark is a great place to start, however I know me, I would like to buddy up with others that I can talk to and meet to e... Wed, 29 May 2013 11:48:15 EST Brief Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x51833193 Hi there! <BR> <BR> My name is Ann, and I live in Carlisle. This is my third time using Sparkpeople, and I love the community aspect of the site. Being held accountable for my goals and actions by others really helps me in this weight loss fight. <BR> <BR> Maybe that's why it bothered me when I logged in and learned this team had an inactive leader. I realize that we all get busy in our lives, and there are reasons why people step away... Because I know the importance of these groups in my ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:51:56 EST Biggest Loser coming to HBG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x50786615 <BR> Jeremy Britt, winner of the Biggest Loser, is coming our way!! <BR> <BR> November 12th <BR> Harrisburg East (Paxon St.): 10:30am &#8722; 11:30am <BR> Shamokin Dam: 1:00pm &#8722; 4:30pm <BR> Harrisburg North (Allentown Blvd): 5:30pm &#8722; 8:30pm <BR> <BR> <BR> November 13th <BR> Mechanicsburg (Carlisle Pike): 9:00am &#8722; 12:30pm <BR> Carlisle: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:49:53 EST Is this team still alive? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x49989620 I'm not in PA yet (we're military and still overseas) but will be within the next 6 months and I'd love to already connect with some like-minded people from this area! <BR> <BR> Maybe we can revive this team?? <em>213</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Val Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:16:02 EST How is everyone doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x48561227 Still on track? <BR> Need a push? <BR> Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:34:07 EST New to the area-ish... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x47680542 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I live in York, and my "real" job is actually in Lancaster, but I have recently been assigned to a project in Mechanicsburg, for a period of at least six months. I am hoping to find a local buddy to work out with or at least make some new friends in the area. I am just getting started with SP again. I have been a member on and off for years, but I am really hoping to make it stick this time. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:07:17 EST March 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20348x49743x46968485 Post your short term March goals here! Whether it is a weight loss goal, walking/running mileage, fitness minutes or any new personal goal related to nutrition or fitness, post it here. <BR> <BR> Remember to keep the team updated throughout the month on your progress towards your goal. Updates can be made in this thread as well. <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 09:03:25 EST Starting again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x46707754 Good morning! My name is Ann, and I live in Carlisle. This is my second time on Sparkpeople-- I used it a couple of years ago to lose 50 pounds, but then stepped away to deal with life. Life happens, and the 50 came back, along with 15 more! UGH!!! <BR> <BR> I went to the doctor's last month, and she was very concerned about my health. Blood pressure was way up, and I was having digestive issues that were related to my weight. My job is high stress, and I work a lot of nights, so sleeping i... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 08:04:59 EST Live in Mechanicsburg work in Harrisburg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x46431069 I live in Mechanicsburg and work in Harrisburg off Union Deposit. Would love to meet up and do walking or even Planet Fitness. Haven't joined yet but have been seriously considering if I can find someone to go with. I am not a gym kind of person so would prefer the walking outdoors if nice enough but mall walking is also worth it. <em>311</em> I also used to play tennis so just hitting tennis balls back and forth is a good workout. Just need a workout buddy to get moving with or even a gro... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 13:01:10 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x46430333 Well, another year has gone by and I'm still where I was basically last year at this time. I haven't been on Sparks for about that long, not seriously anyway. I truly need to get serious about this weightloss and exercise. Looking for anyone wanting a walking/fitness partner to help keep me motivated. I live in Mechanicsburg and work in Harrisburg off Union Deposit. I am looking forward to this journey and feel more determined than I have in the past. Look forward to the support and possibly ... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 12:09:48 EST February 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20348x49743x46170842 Post your short term February goals here! Whether it is a weight loss goal, walking/running mileage, fitness minutes or any new personal goal related to nutrition or fitness, post it here. <BR> <BR> Remember to keep the team updated throughout the month on your progress towards your goal. Updates can be made in this thread as well. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 09:02:05 EST Planet Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x45871622 I went to tour the Harrisburg location today and was thinking of joining. Anyone else go there? What did you think? Fri, 6 Jan 2012 22:54:55 EST Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x45666751 Hello Everyone! I'm wondering if anyone wants to get together and do some working out! With the new year it's time to make new habits! Love to get a regular workout partner to help me with my goals. I work in Downtown Harrisburg and live on the east shore, but not opposed to west shore things! I have a VIP membership to Golds in Hershey and Harrisburg so I can bring a guest! <BR> <BR> :) Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:07:18 EST Thanksgiving Holliday; Any ideas to stay on track? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x45156558 So with the big feast of a holiday coming up next week, how do you plan on staying on track? Or maybe you plan on making it a "free" day? What ever the case, I am curious as to what everyone else has planned for Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> I am planning on being very strict with myself on ever other day this week and allowing myself a little extra on Thanksgiving. It's all good if you average out for the week, right? <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I am planning on enjoying lots of turkey, and veg... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 14:49:35 EST November Plans??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x44886823 Hi guys! <BR> <BR> Just curious if anyone is doing anything extra special to make November a great month?! <BR> <BR> I know I recently have been a little sluggish with my tracking and such. I'm determined to make this a great month! <BR> <BR> Has anyone added anything to their typical routine to spice up the month and prepare for the upcoming holidays? (I recently started the Supreme 90 Day. Which I'm loving! I know I've mentioned it before. *****SORRY**** However, it was exactly... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 15:09:04 EST November 2011 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20348x49743x44852910 Post your short term November goals here! Whether it is a weight loss goal, walking/running mileage, fitness minutes or any new personal goal related to nutrition or fitness, post it here. <BR> <BR> Remember to keep the team updated throughout the month on your progress towards your goal. Updates can be made in this thread as well. <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:29:56 EST Supreme 90 Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x44778276 Hi friends.... <BR> <BR> I just wanted to mention that I found Supreme 90 Day on sale for $20 at the Dollar General on Eisenhower Blvd. I'm starting it tomorrow. I'm not sure that I'm going to use the meal plan (I want to just stick with the SP meal tracker for now). You get 10 DVDs in the program. I thought it was a pretty good price for that many videos. <BR> <BR> I like to do my workouts at home or outside. Winter is coming and I thought this was a great option for an alternate wo... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:19:41 EST October 2011 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20348x49743x44386304 Post your short term October goals here! Whether it is a weight loss goal, walking/running mileage, fitness minutes or any new personal goal related to nutrition or fitness, post it here. <BR> <BR> Remember to keep the team updated throughout the month on your progress towards your goal. Updates can be made in this thread as well. Sun, 2 Oct 2011 14:28:55 EST Fall is here...ready your defenses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x44300693 I know for me, the arrival of Fall inevitably puts thoughts in my mind of holiday gatherings coming up, at least to a degree. And this year is different than others in that its my first as a new healthy eater and exercise fanatic. So...how do I handle the "big meals" coming up sensibly and not do the 2 platefuls and dessert? Then from there, I realized its way more than just Thanksgiving and Christmas..there are plenty of things that occur prior that used to temp me...vanilla spice lattes, t... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:44:21 EST Well allow me to introduce myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x43794735 Hey guys. I'm Dann. I'm a 22 year old guy from Pennsylvania who's currently trying to lose 40 pounds. After that I'll still be overweight but will decide where to go from there. <BR> <BR> I live in Shiremanstown which is a small little town on Simpson Ferry Road between Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill. You know the Cinema Center? Basically there. <BR> <BR> As for personal stuff. <BR> <BR> I'm a father of a beautiful 6 month old boy. He lives with his mom. We're separated but working... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:01:56 EST September 2011 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20348x49743x43726193 Post your short term September goals here! Whether it is a weight loss goal, walking/running mileage, fitness minutes or any new personal goal related to nutrition or fitness, post it here. <BR> <BR> Remember to keep the team updated throughout the month on your progress towards your goal. Updates can be made in this thread as well. Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:43:44 EST Just joined this team - new to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x43515117 I live about 45 minutes northwest of Harrisburg. My current weight is 150 and I am 5' tall. My goal weight is 115. I need to lose 35 lbs. I had lost a bunch of weight, but gained back 20 lbs. this past year. Sat, 13 Aug 2011 08:26:08 EST Getting back in the groove-what do you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x43474173 Just curious what helps everyone get back into the routine after falling off the wagon. Once I make one bad decision, more always follow. I have a tough time getting back on track, and I'm sure we all do! <BR> <BR> What do you do to get back on the wagon? <BR> <BR> For me, it's usually after a car ride home from work with lots of fun, loud music. (I have an hour drive to an from work, so it gives me plenty of time). After an hour of singing along, I have usually put my self back into a ... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:59:25 EST August 2011 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20348x49743x43164523 Post your short term August goals here! Whether it is a weight loss goal, walking/running mileage, fitness minutes or any new personal goal related to nutrition or fitness, post it here. <BR> <BR> Remember to keep the team updated throughout the month on your progress towards your goal. Updates can be made in this thread as well. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:03:36 EST Hey all fellow scale addicts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x43090528 You may want to read this blog and the follow up article to it. <BR> <BR> http://primitivestimulus.com/2011/03/att<BR>ention-scale-addicts/ (Part 1) <BR> http://primitivestimulus.com/2011/06/att<BR>ention-scale-addicts-part-2 (Part 2) <BR> <BR> It was rather eye opening to me and making me think perhaps I dont need to weigh myself after every single workout and not stress because Oh God, two weeks ago i was dropping steady to 212.4 and now its creeping back up to 213.6...AACK! Time to sto... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:17:40 EST Weekend of July 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20347x49743x42979289 Well team, this weekend unofficially starts my vacation. I still have to work on Monday, but my mind will be on vacation on Friday at 5 pm, or maybe 7pm...I sill probably have to work late to finish up loose ends. <BR> <BR> So I have to get ready for my boyfriend to get here. I have a TON of things to do. So my weekend challenge is to turn a chore into a workout. Make a few extra trips carrying in the groceries, or super clean your house like it's a workout in the gym. Focus on using ... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 06:50:16 EST How to Deal with "Evil" co-workers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x42853669 You know what I mean, you may even have been guilty of being one yourself from time to time. We all know working in a community that most likely includes a cubical farm, leads to general areas for breaks, lunches, etc. Its where we gather to talk, gossip, bitch, or generally waste that last 10 minutes before going home. And if you work anywhere like places I have, more often then not, you go to the common area or break room...and there it is. Evil Coworkers Plot Against You <BR> <BR> Ed ever... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 12:28:21 EST Weekend of July 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20347x49743x42833542 After a Holiday weekend, we may need a bit of a jolt to get back in the swing of things. For this weekend, let's mix things up a little bit. Let's try something new. It can be a new path or route to bike, walk or run. Or maybe a new activity altogether. Try swimming or playing basketball or softball with some friends. Try a new fitness DVD. Anything to mix up the same old routine. <BR> <BR> After all, SP recommends to change our workouts once every few weeks. <BR> <BR> I think I will... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 12:38:43 EST Weekend of July 2, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20347x49743x42741188 Ok, I know it's a holiday weekend, so everyone needs to enjoy themselves! <BR> <BR> This weekend: <BR> 1. Be conscience of what your eating, try to not eat mindlessly! <BR> 2. Try to squeeze in 10 minutes of exercise if you weren't planning on a workout OR add 10 minutes if you were planning one. <BR> 3. Have fun! <BR> <BR> I just found out I have to work at my Aunt's restaurant Friday and Saturday night. :( So I will be struggling with all three of these!! <BR> <BR> Who's with me? P... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 06:33:57 EST Running for my son http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x42685872 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am a Military Wife with two kids and live in Carlisle, PA . I have been running for over a year. It all started with Logan's Run 5K for Autism Awareness in honor of my son, Alexander. I really loved it so much that I moved to a 10K then to a Broad St Run 10 miler. Now I am signed up for 2 half marathons- the RnR VA Beach on 9/4 and the Philly Half on 11/20. I am also running the Army Ten Miler with my husband. I am running all the races for the Run For Autism Team. My son... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:49:49 EST July 2011 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20348x49743x42644262 Post your short term July goals here! Whether it is a weight loss goal, walking/running mileage, fitness minutes or any new personal goal related to nutrition or fitness, post it here. <BR> <BR> Remember to keep the team updated throughout the month on your progress towards your goal. Updates can be made in this thread as well. <BR> <BR> GO TEAM! Sun, 26 Jun 2011 08:22:18 EST Biggest nutritional challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x42617861 If you are like me, you most likely use all the trackers of this site: Exercise, Nutrition, and Weight Loss progress. After inputting how much calories I burn from exercise, the recommended range for me was upped beyond 2000 daily. Not huge deal, I am a guy and men often need more especially when as active as I am with workouts. <BR> <BR> The problem I am facing is that Sodium is killing me. Im not eating major processed, unhealthy fatty foods. But yet my sodium level go way beyond the 2,800... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:46:53 EST Weekend Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x42603906 Try this Team! <BR> <BR> Stay within your calorie range ALL weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Do without at least one (or all) sugary sweets and snacks that you would normally just dive into! <BR> <BR> I am learning that when allow myself that one little treat, I go into a frenzy till I finish all of it in sight! Weekends are usually harder to avoid the treats! <BR> <BR> Anyone with me?? Thu, 23 Jun 2011 20:13:52 EST Greetings and Salutations! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x42597227 Why I am here is..complicated. But, I am 34 and living in the Harrisburg area. I have had weight and health issues my whole life and was finally able to get started on fixing that. As part of an incentive program to get healthy, the Medical Insurance Benefit I have through work has an initiative called "Get Healthy" to where if you can qualify as a "healthy" status, your cost for insurance is reduced by nearly 50%! Quite an incentive. <BR> <BR> I used my tax refund in February (before even s... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:08:11 EST Do you belong to a gym? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x42388590 Which one? <BR> <BR> I belong to Gold's (Chambers Hill Rd.) and I go almost everyday. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I used to work at Woody's/C5 (east shore) before it closed-I worked there till the day they closed their doors. <em>46</em> Then went to Platinum to work for a while but its a bit far for me and I quit shortly after my second child was born. <BR> <BR> Have you tried more gyms in our area and if so which are your favorites? And why? Sun, 12 Jun 2011 21:11:41 EST Walk along the river. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x42151924 Today, I took a walk along the river with my younger two boys. It was beautiful! They were still removing trees and limbs but it was so nice. Thankfully we walked early before it got disgustingly HOT outside. Tue, 31 May 2011 18:18:59 EST Hello? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49743x42083481 Is this an active team? <BR> <BR> My name is Vanessa and I was born and raised just outside of Harrisburg where I now live with my brood (three boys and husband) I'm 30 yo and have lost over 25 lbs since joining SparkPeople, 58 lbs since January of last year (highest weight after the birth of my 3rd) I am still a long way from my goal and I'm constantly looking for motivation and inspiration! <BR> <BR> Tell me about you! Fri, 27 May 2011 23:09:59 EST Possible meetings? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x40401724 Would any of you want to get together say monthly on a particular day so we can motivate, share recipes, tips, etc? Maybe like a weight watchers meeting but no cost? Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:49:10 EST Ideas for group workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49743x40401684 Hey everyone! Welcome to the group! I am excited to get together some local sparkers for motivation and just making this journey easier! Do any of you have ideas for group workouts? <BR> Here are a couple that I could think of, please add to the list! <BR> <BR> Riverfront park walk and exercise trail. <BR> Bowling at the coliseum in Camp Hill <BR> Maybe we could pick a walk for charity this summer and make it all of our goals to walk/run and finish it.... <BR> I think there are more...any ... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:47:51 EST