SparkPeople Calling all Canadians Team Messageboard There is a great number of Canadians here at sparkpeople - let us get together and share our stories, have fun together and challenge one another with our goals. SparkPeople Calling all Canadians Team Messageboard Musicmoi I am a 60 year mail with 33 lbs to lose, any help you can give me to do this is gratefully welcome! Tue, 19 May 2015 12:58:46 EST town Oro-Medonte, ON Thu, 14 May 2015 12:09:29 EST Anyone running in the Toronto MudHero May 23rd!? Hey Guys! <BR> <BR> This is my first race EVER & I'm pretty stoked. Anyone else running in Toronto!? or if you have done this before any tips & tricks you want to share? I'm kind of scared of slipping & hurting myself haha. <BR> <BR> My boyfriend & I are running with/for my friend for Epilepsy Toronto, I just want to know who else might be participating too! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 May 2015 22:35:53 EST sleep time <em>102</em> Wed, 13 May 2015 20:57:16 EST Hi!! :) Hi Sparkies... <BR> <BR> I'm Kim. :) I was here before .... lost weight ... gained some of it back ... not really happy about that.... so that's why I'm back on Spark. I need a change and this worked really well for me the first time and hoping it will work again for me. It's really difficult to get back on track after months of being *off* track. :( <BR> <BR> I am a fitbit user. I have a cute pink fitbit. I totally love it! :) <BR> <BR> On June 17th - I will be gradua... Mon, 11 May 2015 22:45:43 EST outdoors during May 2015 May 1 - walked dog for 30 minutes, raked leaves for 2.5 hours <BR> May 2 - walked dog for 30 minutes, worked in garden for 45 minutes <BR> May 3 - walked dog for 30 minutes, raked leaves for 4 hours <BR> May 4 - walked dog for 45 minutes <BR> May 5 - walked dog for 30 minutes <BR> May 7 - walked dog for 30 minutes <BR> May 8 - walked dog for 45 minutes <BR> May 9 - outside from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm Baseball tournament <BR> May 10 - walked dog for 30 minutes, worked in garden for 45 minutes <BR... Mon, 11 May 2015 21:41:06 EST Cora's restaurant Do you have a Cora's in your community? They have good food but won't give out their nutrition information, although there's some floating around on the web and it's not pretty. If you go there, definitely plan not to eat a lot for the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> I read a blog before we went and ended up with Peggy's Poached - a poached egg on multigrain toast, 1 serving of cottage cheese (don't know the MF percentage but figured at least 2%) and about 2 cups of fresh fruit. Under 500 calorie... Sat, 9 May 2015 14:28:52 EST Hi I am new to the group Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the group and wanted to say hello to everyone. My name is Melissa and I'm from Ontario. I found this website through a Google search that I did. I'm 37 years old. Im looking forward to finally loosing the weight for good. Wed, 6 May 2015 17:52:37 EST Hello! From Edmonton Alberta! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Angey, new to the team but not new to <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you! Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:11:25 EST Torontonian living in Thunder Bay :) Hey everybody! <BR> Here while doing my clinical rotations in Thunder Bay, found this website, nice to see there are so many people around. <BR> I live in Toronto but I'll be in Thunder Bay the next few months. <BR> Have a great workout everybody! No excuses it seems so far! Weather is perfect! lol Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:03:50 EST i am new Hi there im new to spark its my first day 1 i wish us all a lovely journey to reach our goals we are strong and capable.. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:24:59 EST Another Newbie Hello to all my fellow Canadians, just joined yesterday and was so happy to see that there was a team for all of us from Canada! I live in B.C. and am hoping to lose about 50 lbs with the help of Spark People. So far, so good (day 2 LOL!), have met all my goals so far and even managed to hold the plank for 30 seconds this morning :O) Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:24:17 EST I'm baaa-aaack So after struggling with MyFitnessPal, I'm back. I'm already feeling better about my goals. I think SparkPeople has a more realistic calorie equation going on. I also fel that it does a beter job of factoring in my fitbit data. Here's to us - being daring and going after what we want. Cheers. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:39:38 EST Hello from BC Howdy; I'm 59 and live in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Married over 30 years, two adult kids, one grandson with another on the way, big dog, little cat. Love gardening, crafts and cooking. Oh, and eating - which is why I'm here. Hope we can have a successful journey together. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:58:55 EST GTA Hi all. I'm just wondering how many of you come from the Greater Toronto Area? I'm from Mississauga. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:58:58 EST Spring Weather... Finally Anyone else enjoying this beautiful weather today? <em>67</em> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:33:41 EST Looking for community & support! Hello all, I'm Kat! I'm 23 years old from Southern Ontario Canada! I have chronic pain but that doesn't stop me from working out to the best of my ability. Since Feb I've lost 19lbs. I'm looking for spark friends & motivation! Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:01:08 EST April 2015 - Jot down your exercises done! <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is - <BR> <BR> Exercises done:... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:11:22 EST April 2015 - Calories IN and OUT! !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Knowing your Daily Calorie Differential can make all the difference in your weight loss. On this thread, just put down your numbers on a daily basis. I have an ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 05:57:13 EST April 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! Give the team as many emoticons as you wish during the month and next month, you shall receive a goodie! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 05:44:14 EST April 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! Today I got 10 points for this team! <em>20</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 05:43:09 EST Hello from Manitoba <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Hi fellow Canadians! Just wanted to introduce myself. Joined spark people in January and am doing really well so far and am now trying to expand my horizons and meet some more people. I am in my early 40's, I live in Manitoba, and I am hoping spring is finally coming here lol. <BR> Looking forward to chatting with this group and building my support network a little more! <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:17:11 EST Not sure I introduced myself - oops <em>39</em> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:18:10 EST Toonie6 hi everyone. I am a 63 year old grandma who is looking forward to a new idea and support from friends to lose 25 pounds. Looking forward to meeting some of you on the site Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:33:16 EST Giving this a try... Hi! My name is Karen. I am 37 years old from Saskatchewan, Canada. <BR> I have struggled with my weight for the better part of the last 10 years. I have hashimoto thyroiditis and allowed this to be an excuse for weight gain for far too long. I recently lost 10 pounds and I am hoping this website will help me find the support I need to continue this journey. Only 31 pounds to go until I reach my first goal! <BR> I look forward to meeting you all, joining challenges and celebrating successes! Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:54:53 EST ONCE AGAIN AND NOT YET IMPROVED Hi from Southern Ontario although it could be Cape Breton, N.S. or Vancouver Island or Manitoba or Montreal, but definitely Canadian, <BR> <BR> I registered at SP some time ago but really have not 'made my arrival on Calling all Canadians' known; it is about time (have been lurking though and discovered this forum seems very friendly and helpful). Audrey <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:27:01 EST Hello from Ontario Hi I'm Mandy. I'm 27 and new to spark people. I live in southwestern Ontario, but I'm moving to BC at the end of the summer! (? that's the plan anyway...). I've got a really long way to go, so I'm going to try to check in regularly to stay motivated. Feel free to message or friend me! I love hearing about what motivates other people! Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:42:12 EST Old But New Hi Everyone. My name is Peter and I live in Northern Ontario. I was on here in 2011 and 12 but had a number of health issues crop up which totally derailed my progress. All the doctors told me it was good that I was in good shape or might have been much worse. Well the shape I was in was due to SP and all the support I got on here. Still have some health problems but I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I know I have to start slow but that is OK. I know it is doable one day at a time.... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:07:33 EST Support in Maintaining my Weight Loss good morning everyone! <BR> <BR> I've recently lost 100 lbs on my own (not the first time!) and at 54 years of age I'm determine to keep it off and be healthy. Over the past month or so I find myself slipping back into 'self-sabotaging' my weight loss as I've done in the past. I've been extremely overweight my entire life (from early childhood), have lost a significant amount of weight several times in my life and am terrified that I will fail yet again. <BR> <BR> I knew that for me I had ... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:54:50 EST Hello my name is Pam I'm 49 and need to lose weigh I am 49 and need to lose weight, I have already lost 39 lbs and and find that I am now stuck. I joined Spark People with hopes of help and support so that I can get where I need to be. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:22:09 EST Sandra is taking charge journal February was a rough month. A lot of negative things happen that took the wind out of my sails. This is a new month and I know losing weight will make me feel better. <BR> On a positive note I enrolled in a online business management course and am going to the adult learning center to upgrade my computer skills. I keep coming back though no matter what life throws at me and my advice to everyone is never give up even if you do lapse for awhile because life just got in the way. I will ev... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:08:26 EST March Working towards 10000 steps a day challenge March 1: <BR> March 2: <BR> March 3: <BR> March 4: <BR> March 5: <BR> March 6: <BR> March 7: <BR> Weekly Total: <BR> <BR> March 8: <BR> March 9: <BR> March 10: <BR> March 11: <BR> March 12: <BR> March 13: <BR> March 14: <BR> Weekly Total: <BR> <BR> March 15: <BR> March 16: <BR> March 17: <BR> March 18: <BR> March 19: <BR> March 20: <BR> March 21: <BR> Weekly Total: <BR> <BR> March 22: <BR> March 23: <BR> March 24: <BR> March 25: <BR> March 26: <BR> March 27: <BR> March 28: <BR> Weekly Tota... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:31:29 EST March 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! Give as many <em>33</em> <em>274</em> <em>381</em> <em>137</em> as you can this month and you shall receive a goodie in April! <em>244</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:58:55 EST March 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! If we want to stay on top, you need to give this team your bonus points. From your START page, scroll down to the red flags. Beside the Calling All Canadians Team, click on the red flag and let us know how many points you got for the team. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:46:37 EST Game: This or that... Answer the last person's this or that and add your own! <BR> <BR> Day or Night? <BR> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:29:20 EST March 2015 - Jot down your exercises done! <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is - <BR> <BR> Exercises done:... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:37:03 EST March 2015 - Calories IN and OUT! !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in February? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. I succeeded in keeping my numbers down and also increase my activity level. Again in March, I will work towards having more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! March 2015, here we come! <BR> <BR> <em>38... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:47:58 EST Glad to Be Here! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm really looking forward to being a part of this site and making a change in my life. After being overweight all of my life, I am ready to make a serious difference and set attainable goals. I look forward to meeting new people and encouraging everyone to do their best. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you! :) <BR> <BR> Until next time, <BR> Vanessa Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:45:55 EST I'm Back Finally found this page an I'm so happy to be here! I an recovering from an Aortic aneurysm that started tearing on dec. 31st. Emergency surgery at 11 pm and I'm sill alive and quite thankful. ( see my blog) We moved to Niagara Falls (Chippawa) last June and it is so peaceful and quiet even though we are only 3km from the brink of the falls. <BR> I gained back all the weight I lost but this time it's strickly for me, my life and my health. <BR> Yesterday, the surgeon gave me the go ahead to e... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:29:14 EST Third time's a charm? Back again for a third try... successfully tracking for a week now, and 4 workouts down in just 4 days. Trying to lose baby weight / stress weight / terrible habits weight, and working to get through the first 10%. <BR> <BR> I'm here today (again! yay!) and hoping to find an accountability buddy: someone to text / email every few days (or daily) and who would like the same. Generous encouragement, boundless positivity for each other (especially when we don't have it for ourselves) but wi... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:49:30 EST Looking for motivation Hi there! <BR> <BR> I'm Julie and I have joined SparkPeople looking for some motivation to lose 46 pounds. I would love to lose the weight by November 2015 for my 31st birthday. <BR> I am a mother of two a 6 year old and a 7 year old. <BR> I am looking for anyone with similar goals or situation to be accountable to <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day <BR> <BR> Julie Mon, 9 Feb 2015 13:16:31 EST Back and Back Again - Hi From Simcoe <em>524</em> Everyone - <BR> <BR> This is my third and final sign up for sparkpeople. I have been here in several identifications and probably posted in this introduction thread long, long time ago. I say this is my final sign up because I am not going to delete my ID ever again as I would miss my sparkfriends too much. That is what brings me back to sparkpeople. The wonderful friends you make here. This time when I joined spark so did my husband although he is very quiet here excep... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:40:09 EST Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan From time to time, we all need little reminders: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=268 </link> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 04:32:33 EST Anyone Else on the Team Work Night Shift I work 11:15 pm until 7:45 am. I was wondering if any other team members had the challenge of working a difficult shift and how they are handling it. I thought maybe we could toss around different ideas. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 14:30:28 EST Individual Calorie Burn Challenge. I'm challenging myself to burn a average of 2400 calories a day for the month of February. I will record it daily and average it weekly. I'm using a fairly good pedometer so I'll be trying a couple of different things for the calories in and calories out challenge as well. <BR> February 1: calories out 2086 minus calories in 1450 equals 636 (minus) <BR> February 2: calories out 2613 minus calories in 1934 equals 679(minus) <BR> February 3: calories out 2822 didn't track <BR> February 4: cal... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:54:11 EST Working towards 10000 steps a day challenge February 1: <BR> February 2: <BR> February 3: <BR> February 4: <BR> February 5: <BR> February 6: <BR> February 7: <BR> Weekly total: <BR> <BR> February 8: <BR> February 9: <BR> February 10: <BR> February 11: <BR> February 12: <BR> February 13: <BR> February 14: <BR> Weekly total: <BR> <BR> February 15: <BR> February 16: <BR> February 17: <BR> February 18: <BR> February 19: <BR> February 20: <BR> February 21: <BR> Weekly total: <BR> <BR> February 22: <BR> February 23: <BR> February 24: <BR>... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:11:50 EST How much exercise do you really need? Are you exercising enough or too much? Here's an article that can clarify things for you. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:31:43 EST February 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! Put an <em>213</em> <em>40</em> <em>373</em> often and you shall receive a goodie next month! <em>334</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:22:58 EST February 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! From your START page, scroll down to the red flags. Beside the Calling All Canadians Team, click on this flag and let us know how many points you got for the team. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:20:35 EST February 2015 - Jot down your exercises done! <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is to - <BR> <BR> Exercises do... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:17:26 EST February 2015 - Calories IN and OUT! !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in January? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. I succeeded in keeping my numbers down and also increase my activity level. Again in March, I will work towards having more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! February 2015, here we come! <BR> <BR> <em>... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:58:19 EST From the forest in Coombs Just a morning hello to everyone. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:29 EST New commitme life Hi I am simply reposting my intro from my other forum because it is "LOL" most concise. I love in Ontario and looking forward to connecting. I guess you can say here's me: <BR> <BR> Hi I'm Ulyn a long time struggler with my weight. I am currently 289 (my heaviest ever). My husband and I are busy parents to 6 kiddles (atually we have a total of 8 but 6 I've given birth to), our youngest being 10mths old. Where do I begin??? I joined Spark people years ago when I was single mom of 4 and my you... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:44:07 EST Canadian Hungry Games Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm a late 20 something living in AB with my husband and 3 boys. <BR> <BR> I'm currently attending Weight Wise classes and have been referred to the bariatric center for weight loss surgery. I'm hoping to have surgery between July and January depending on wait times and how quickly I complete pre-surgery tasks. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting some other Canadians playing in their own version of the Hungry Games :) <BR> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:59:27 EST This is my year! Hi, <BR> I thought I had posted, but who's knows?? <BR> I am a 64 year old woman from Ontario, and have struggled with this weight for some time, but no more. This is my year! By the time I turn 65 this year, I will be well on my way to my goal weight. <BR> This is a great place to be with lots of inspiration and support! <BR> The pain of where I am is far greater than what it will take to get out!! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:43:50 EST 7 Times the Scale is Lying to You Just now, I read this article and felt I should share it with you all: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1951 </link> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:04:41 EST interest in a calorie burn challenge? I know we have a calorie in and out challenge but I was wondering if anyone besides me would like to challenge themselves to burn a certain amount of calories a day or a average for the week. I know I burn more calories during the work week because I do a lot of walking so I strive for a average of 2400 calories a day according to my pedometer. I don't use that amount to calculate calories out because of possible inaccuracy but if I reach that I add 200 to my bmr which is 1950. Just throwi... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:04:43 EST interest in a calorie burn challenge? I know we have a calorie in and out challenge but I was wondering if anyone besides me would like to challenge themselves to burn a certain amount of calories a day or a average for the week. I know I burn more calories during the work week because I do a lot of walking so I strive for a average of 2400 calories a day according to my pedometer. I don't use that amount to calculate calories out because of possible inaccuracy but if I reach that I add 200 to my bmr which is 1950. Just throwi... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:03:50 EST Almost 60 Hi, I'm a First Nation woman from Canada. I first started my journey to weight loss February 2012 and during that first year I lost almost 40 lbs., strictly from walking, joining a gym and eating healthy. The 2nd year for the first 7-8 months I took off and additional 22 lbs and for some reason or another I lost motivation. I rejoined the gym again last May but my attendance has been sporadic. So here I am...with a definite plan and stick-to-if-ness...determined to succeed where I stopped. Oh... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:51:37 EST 6 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid I enjoyed reading this article. Maybe you will too. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=532 </link> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:18:58 EST To stay motivated Seems like a positive site to stay motivated to a healthy lifestyle <BR> Look forward to the success stories Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:52:06 EST Hello everyone, I just bought the Eat to live book and i am a need of support and help. I would like to loose the weight and be healthy. Had breast cancer 2011 and gained 100lb. Tried so many diets, but i could not loose the weight. I have tried this last summer but i i have stopped loosing and i quit. So I need some help and advice. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:05:57 EST Young Grandma joinging Sparkpeople! Hi all! I've been hearing about this site from my TOPS, (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), team leader who raves about it. My goal is to make my KOPS, (Keeping Of Pound Sensibly), status by our last weigh in for 2014 on December 29. My long term goal is to lose 47 pounds by the end of the year, my short term goal is to lose 24 pounds by the end of June. My even shorter goal is to just take it one day at a time and be positive. <BR> I'm doing this to inspire my family, to have the energy to kee... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:45:49 EST Avoiding the Supermarket Traps! I love grocery shopping, and I never leave without spending twice what I intended on stuff I don't need. Always with good intentions (or major cravings). Food goes bad and I get fat. Bad Michelle. I checked out some alternatives for completely different reasons though. <BR> <BR> I don't have a car and as a farm girl I support locally sourced foods, so I thought I'd try SPUD.CA. It's like a farmer's market that delivers to your home. <BR> <BR> Well...I got my first order yesterday and I am i... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:46:02 EST Greetings from Ottawa Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm Stephanie and I am a new member to the world of SP! I'm looking to lose 40 lbs. Anyone else from this part of Ontario? <BR> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:05:36 EST Hi everyone I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I am looking for weight loss buddies. I'm hoping to be part of a support group that will help each other stay motivated. I'm a female in my fourties and finding that it is much more difficult to stay thin at middle age. I have a sedentary job with long hours. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:34:52 EST Ahoy from Nova Scotia! Hello fellow Canucks! I'm Jayne from Nova Scotia. I've been on Spark People before, but I'm starting over for the last time... No no really for the last time... Double stamp it, no erasies! <BR> <BR> I'm a longtime vegetarian with many food intolerances and allergies. Yeah, that's pretty high on the food suckage meter, but hey, it stops me from eating "bad" stuff so I try to look at it as a blessing in disguise. Truly, there are worse problems in life. <BR> <BR> So... I eat clean. My down... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:17:34 EST Hello from Eastern Ontario!! I'm re/new Hi! I have been here before and did well but didn't stay involved so I'm back. I've been working on altering my lifestyle for a while and have successfully lost 9 pounds so far. <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:02:24 EST 10000 steps a day challenge January 1 : 6201 <BR> January 2: 10828 <BR> January 3: 7648 <BR> January 4: 18665 <BR> January 5: 215439 <BR> January 6: 25494 <BR> January 7: 24420 <BR> Weeklly Total: 114795 <BR> <BR> January 8: 23396 <BR> January 9: 6074 <BR> January 10:6226 <BR> January 11:8417 <BR> January 12:19533 <BR> January 13:22932 <BR> January 14:19263 <BR> Weekly Total:105841 <BR> <BR> January 15:28557 <BR> January 16:16881 <BR> January 17:11178 <BR> January 18:14368 <BR> January 19:21745 <BR> January 2... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:43:11 EST Kilograms to Pounds Conversion Hi I was willing to know my weight in pounds. I just used an online kilograms to pounds converter <link><BR>ics/classical-physics/kg pound.php </link> and find it out. Now my doubt is that can our weight be measured in any other units. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:17:25 EST Challenge Team - 100% to 100lbs in 2015 Greeting Fellow Canadians! <BR> <BR> I have started a team for ladies called 100% to 100lbs. This is a challenge for any ladies who want to drop 100 in 2015. It doesn't matter if 100lbs is your ultimate goal or if you want to go further after that, but we are challenging each other to lose 100 this year. <BR> <BR> There are monthly challenges (January's is to try one new activity that you haven't done before and one new recipe),and fun stuff to chat about with like minded goal oriented gir... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 13:26:36 EST Hi from Burlington, ON Hi everyone! I joined a few days ago after a friend recommended the site and have been thoroughly enjoying getting to know the site and seeing what a wonderful community is right at our fingertips. <BR> <BR> I'm originally from Northern Ontario, but moved to Burlington, ON a few years ago. I absolutely love it here, but must admit that I miss the snow! I kickstarted my weight loss in October and have since lost 20 pounds, but still have a way to go and thought this will definitely help me t... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 21:06:35 EST Any Fellow Newfound landers? Would be nice to have an accountability buddy from the ROCK! Wed, 7 Jan 2015 17:53:52 EST Happy 2015! Hi everyone, my name is Hally. I have joined your team for help on losing 24 pounds that I have gained since I quite smoking this past summer. I wish everyone a wonderful & safe 2015 filled with love and laughter. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 15:22:29 EST I'm back!! I logged on back in 2006 only to not do so well. :( Well, I'm back on board and hoping to lose those stubborn pounds! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 11:31:12 EST Hi from Winnipeg! HI guys! <em>524</em> I had joined back in 2008 lost about 60lbs quit and gained in all back plus more. I have a lot of weight to loose and hope that I can both give support and receive it here! I look forward to getting to know everyone here! Sun, 4 Jan 2015 14:07:07 EST Greetings from James Bay Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I've just found this site and think it's great! My goals for 2015 are to lose 40 lbs, get healthier and have more energy! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:52:47 EST Greetings Everyone! Have just discovered this wonderful place. Hope to have many interesting discussions with you. I teach English second language in Québec. My main focus at the moment is to get back to enjoying a healthy lifestyle so that I can feel energized! <BR> Bye, <BR> Jackie Fri, 2 Jan 2015 18:06:29 EST Hello my fellow Canadians Good morning all, and Happy New Year! <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> I am one of the many, many "resolutioners" out there, who has decided to refocus on health in the new year. <BR> <BR> My name is Jen, and I live in BC. I'm 40 years old, 41 in March...and about 40 pounds overweight. I've had great success with Weight Watchers in the past, but just can't afford the dues at this time. I've been on SP for a number of years, and was doing really well for a while, but fell off track last year, and ma... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 14:35:07 EST calories in and out Weigh in on January 1 =188.3 <BR> <BR> Jan 1 -188.3 <BR> Jan 2 - <BR> Jan 3 - <BR> <BR> Weigh in on January 4: <BR> <BR> Jan 4 - <BR> Jan 5 - <BR> Jan 6 - <BR> Jan 7 - <BR> Jan 8 - <BR> Jan 9 - <BR> Jan 10 - <BR> <BR> Weigh in on January 11: <BR> <BR> Jan 11 - <BR> Jan 12 - <BR> Jan 13 - <BR> Jan 14 - <BR> Jan 15 - <BR> Jan 16 - <BR> Jan 17 - <BR> <BR> Weigh in on January 18: <BR> <BR> Jan 18 - <BR> Jan 19 - <BR> Jan 20 - <BR> Jan 21 - <BR> Jan 22 - <BR> Jan 23 - <BR> Jan 24 - <BR> <B... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 13:30:56 EST January 2015 - Daily emoticon for a goodie! <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> HAPPY NEW YEAR!! <BR> <BR> I wish that your wishes may come to fruition during 2015. Best wishes. Lise Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:13:26 EST January 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! From your START page, scroll down to the red flags. Beside the Calling All Canadians Team, click on this flag and let us know how many points you got for the team. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:11:25 EST January 2015 - Jot down your fitness minutes! <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE REPLY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is - <BR> <BR> Jan 1 - <BR> Ja... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:42:02 EST January 2015 - Calories IN and OUT !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in December? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. I really want to reach my ultimate goal during 2015. In January, I want to see more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! January 2015, here we come! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be continu... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:46:41 EST Hello Canadians... :) Hi Everyone... <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. I'm a Canadian. :) I was born & raised in Toronto... but moved out of Toronto to go back to College. I'm half an hour away from Niagara Falls now. Loves - Hockey, Hello Kitty, Thunderstorms, Horror Movies, Vanilla Scented Candles, Honey/Vanilla Tea, Stuffed Animals, Photography, and My Husband! ;) I am a Full-Time College Student taking Photography, and I'm finished in April 2015. Really sad ... because I love my teachers and all the awesom... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:40:33 EST Just starting out I am new to this site and wanted to say Hi. I have found many interesting things to get me started, now just need a few good friends! Hope you all have a great day. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 23:58:50 EST Hello From Halifax, NS Just stopping by to say hello to all my fellow Canadians. Hope all is well with everyone. I have returned to SP in the hope that much needed change will come this time around. I am at my heaviest (Last Weigh-In was October) 637.5 lbs. With this weight comes much discomfort & a host of health issues. I hope you will all support me in my journey as I will of yours. <BR> <BR> TM Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:29:54 EST Newbie from London, ON I have set up my account with Sparks but won't likely start until Jan. 1st. I am not sure how this all works, but thought I'd say hi. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 22:05:51 EST Just a quick hello to everyone!!!! Hi, My name is Jennifer and i just recently joined. I am 47 years old and am looking forward to getting healthy and making better choices. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:44:42 EST How are you going to stop Christmas weight gain Share your plans and ideas please. I am lucky because I have control over some of the dinners. <BR> I'm going to make vegetable and fruit trays. I know my children like dip and so do I so I'll buy low fat sour cream and mix it with onion soup mix. I'm not going to deprive myself if I really want dessert but I am going to make sure I work out for it. <BR> My brother and sister in law have a dinner on the 23rd so that one may be a little harder. Life is about choices and I know we can st... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:39:14 EST Weight Loss and menopause So it's official I have reached this stage of my life. I have noticed already the weight creeping on but I think it's because I'm tired and lacking the energy to exercise. I'm not going to give up I'm going to keep going. Anyone else struggling with this? I thought maybe we could help each other by talking about our struggles and any tips we may have. <BR> Sat, 6 Dec 2014 19:10:49 EST December 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE REPLY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> Dec 1 - <BR> Dec 2 - <BR> Dec 3 - <BR> Dec 4 - <BR> Dec 5 - <BR> Dec 6 - <BR> <BR> Total for this week: <BR> <BR> Dec 7 - <BR> Dec 8 - <BR> Dec 9 - <BR> Dec 10 - ... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:26:15 EST December 2014 - Calories IN and OUT !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in November? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. This month, I want to continue seeing more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! December 2014, here we come! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:16:13 EST December 2014 Give your bonus points to this team! I only got 1 today! <em>24</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 05:56:15 EST December 2014 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie <em>235</em> to the month of December Mon, 1 Dec 2014 05:53:27 EST Hi from New Brunswick ....again Well.... I'm back. My weight loss/gain journey has brought me back to SparkPeople. Actually, I never really "left" totally. I stopped tracking but visited the site for information, exercises and recipes. SP helped me loose 20 pounds in 2010 and then I plateaued. Sigh. It slyly slipped back on me, but I've dropped those nasty 20 pounds again. And again, I've hit the same plateau. So, I'm back on SP and back on track. I will achieve my goal this time. I aiming for early retirement in June 2015 ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:32:10 EST Hello From Strathmore, AB Hello All! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself to the group! I'm 35 years old and had my baby girl in April. I had a c-section so I'm having a really hard time with my core muscles. It's kind of depressing and I find myself falling backwards instead of moving forward to lose the weight. I'm looking for accountability partners and some motivation to lose the weight. I'm trying on wedding dresses in exactly 2 months and I don't want to look like this anymore. <BR> <BR> Hope to he... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:40:50 EST Hello everyone !! Hi from Ontario !! Lots of snow and cold here !! Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:24:01 EST hello from Toronto Hello to everyone in the team. I would just like to formally say my first hello as a new member of this team. My name is Tamara and I am from Toronto, Ontario. If you have a chance to say hello it would be appreciated. <em>224</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:11:07 EST team goals How do I join a group goal? I clicked join, then it changed to track and I got confused. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:06:43 EST Hello from sherwood park,ab!! Hey! I've been creeping around for a week or so- thought I would introduce myself. I am on my weightloss journey- thought I would see if anyone else is from my area! Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:21:43 EST Hi from Toronto Hey, I'm Ali from Toronto. 41 and looking at maintaining, possibly losing up to 10lb. Looking forward to getting to know people and looking forward to our city outdoor rinks to open. Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:31:52 EST What can you find in your kitchen? Sink Sat, 1 Nov 2014 13:41:54 EST November 2015 - Jot down your exercises done! Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE REPLY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> Nov 1 - <BR> Nov 2 - <BR> Nov 3 - <BR> Nov 4 - <BR> Nov 5 - <BR> Nov 6 - <BR> Nov 7 - <BR> Nov 8 - <BR> <BR> This week the total exercises done: <BR> <BR> Nov 9 -... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 13:09:58 EST November 2014 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! Post an emoticon as often as possible. Next month you will receive a goodie!! <em>244</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:16:23 EST November 2014 - Give your bonus points to the team On your Start page, you will see a red pennant beside the Calling All Canadians Team. Click on it and let us know how many points you got! Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:14:15 EST November 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in October? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. This month, I want to see more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! November 2014, here we come! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:06:53 EST Hello From Saskatchewan Hello Spark folk, I have cruised through and belonged to SparkPeople for a few years but this is my first foray into leaving messages and posting on the blog. I have been weight challenged all my life and so am very familiar with the up and downs over the years! <BR> I am 58 years old and am having some hip problems. So I have decided (better late than never right <em>24</em> ) to get 40 pounds off to hopefully relieve some of the pain. My biggest problem is that I do really good for a sh... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:10:59 EST Alberta bound hi everyone, I am living in Alberta but was born and raised in Ontario. <BR> <BR> looking forward to getting to know you and helping each other out to the finish line and beyond. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all having a good start to your healthy week. <BR> <BR> would love to hear from you so don't be shy and stop on by and say hi sometime. <em>213</em> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I love to travel and do photography, I have two cats and a dog, love hiking, kayaking and just being active, I gue... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:02:11 EST Trying to find alternatives Hello, I'm just curious if anyone can give me ideas. I broke my ankle this summer and am just getting back to normal, well somewhat normal anyway. But I really can't be doing exercise the way I'm use to so I just thought I'd come in here to see if I could get any idea's of things that I could do so I don't put on a lot of weight. I lost a little bit when all this happened but I don't want to gain a lot back. In fact I really want to work on losing some actually. Being in a cast and havin... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:44:22 EST Tootsn 74 Hi everyone. I,m back after being away for a few years at that time I didn,t know how to write in my food lists . My friend Norma with all her patience with me finally got me up & running . I have 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, , I like reading & folkart painting . Want to lose this weight now I do walking & aquifit swimming . It will take some time to lose this weight but I,m going to give it my best . Blessings toots 74 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:45:23 EST Vancouver Islander Howdy everyone, just joined yesterday, loving the site so far! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:29:26 EST Hello from Nova Scotia I'm new to SPARKPEOPLE. I'm a leader of a TOPS group (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) & am always looking for articles, ideas, information, etc. to motivate our group. I took the position as leader because I need to motivate myself as well as help motivate others to take charge of our bodies & get into shape & eat properly. <BR> <BR> My husband who is turning 49 this month went for an annual medical & they discovered after doing an EKG that sometime in the last 2-5 yrs. that he has a silent he... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:15:30 EST Hello All! My name is Maggie. I am 24 year old and I am ready to start living my life. I live in Canada and I work as a registered nurse. I am approx. 35lbs overweight and have been for years. I am ready to take control of my life and I am hoping this is the way to do it, Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:06:53 EST Whitby Ontario Hello everyone, I'm new to the team. Just joined the spark today, looking forward to meeting my goals; getting healthier and stronger along the way ! My name is Deborah ( Deb ).. I have 30 lbs to lose , stop by my spark page to say hello :) <BR> <BR> Deb <BR> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:19:47 EST Juice Cleanse/De tox/Reboot OK so just finished watching the Sick and Nearly dead Documentary by Joe Cross and I'm all motivated to start juicing....within reason. I can't see myself doing only juice but more of a supplement to the rest of the diet. Has anyone tried an all juice detox cleanse? If so how did it work? Thoughts opinions? Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:44:46 EST Newcomer from Niagara Falls I'm 59 years old and have lived in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada all my life. Just noticed today that a Cdn friend of mine belongs to this team so thought I'd give it a whirl. If there is anyone out there who lives close to niagara, I'd sure love to hear from you!!!! <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SP for quite awhile now, having lost over 50 lbs to get to my goal...then regaining over 30 and now going back down to currently being only 4 away from goal weight. I love SP! I love the trac... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:30:48 EST Which would you chose? If you had to chose between a rich man that you did not love and a poor man you loved, which would you chose, and why? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:05:33 EST 200s Well - after an 80 lb. loss, I have finally broken into the the 200 lb. category. This is such a wonderful day. No more 300 lbs. - and I am kissing it goodbye!!! <BR> honouria Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:09:07 EST Stopping in for a sec Hello, some of you may remember me. <BR> I started a serious weight loss July 1, and hired a fitness trainer. I have lost 80 lbs. since July 1. <BR> I have gone down 5 clothing sizes, and a brand new wardrobe, with some extras thrown in for more loss. <BR> I am one third of the way there. <BR> I was surprised to find that motivation counts for almost all of what is required for such a large project. Without it, all the information in the world will not help. <BR> I sent 5 large boxes of die... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:49:54 EST A Bit About My Weight Loss Journey I thought I should tell a bit about myself and my struggles and triumphs of my weight loss journey. I started struggling with my weight about 25 years ago. It's been a up and down process for all those years but I keep coming back and trying. <BR> We all know what we need to do but sometimes life gets in our way. I was at goal once again but then we lost our daughter in law in a tragic accident December 2012 and I lost motivation. I was very busy also helping my son plan a funeral and w... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 07:03:22 EST Hi I'm back ,,, I need to lose weight for a total hip replacement surgery but can't get any video or exercise to help. I'm walking with a cane .. So my spirit is really low.... I need something to do during the winter months to stay positive. I need exercise and food advice of what would help me. Just thought maybe someone out there went through something like this and has advice for me ... Thank you :)) <BR> Selena Wed, 8 Oct 2014 11:57:18 EST Anyone Else on the Team Work Night Shift I work Monday thru Friday 12 am to 8 am and was wondering if anyone else worked hours similar. How do you deal with the challenges of working night shift? <BR> I treat my first break like breakfast then my lunch break like lunch. I have a small snack at last break and when I get home and have supper as normal. It usually works fairly well. <BR> I work out when I wake up before supper and sometimes have a nap before work. <BR> <BR> I am just wondering how other people handle this shift. ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:59:43 EST Hello from the prairies! Hi folks, I'm from Saskatoon and looking to get back into the sparkpeople groove to get back in shape. My name is Jenn, nice to meet you! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:28:04 EST Back on the wagon Chantal in Bedford, NS. <BR> <BR> I've been on the wagon, off the wagon, I have even ran after the wagon! I would like to stick to it this time. <BR> <BR> I guess I need to let go perfection and opt for healthier choices and smaller portions. Drinking lots of water helps too! <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Oct 2014 14:41:31 EST So far, so good I have a problem with both high sugars and cholesterol, so I came to this site hoping that it will help. <BR> It will be hard but I will succeed. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:27:57 EST Hi from Winnipeg Hi, thanks for the add. I am a mom of 4 wonderful children, have a wonderful husband, 3 collies and 2 cats. Right now I am an Avon Rep, Epicure Rep and Beach Body coach. I have been on Spark People for years, don't know how many off hand. I love the food tracking, so easy to do. Back in the day when I competed in body building I had to calculate by hand. I love helping people on their journey. I also lead a group. Corrosion of Conformity. I look forward to being with all my fellow Ca... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:13:40 EST Congaline the words using LAST TWO LETTERS Here's a fun game that should keep us busy. <BR> <BR> Post a word. You use the "last two letters" of the word I posted, in order to start your word. <BR> <BR> For example, here's a sample of five posts <BR> 1st word - people <BR> Next post - legume <BR> Next post - message <BR> Next post - gel <BR> Next post - electric <BR> <BR> First word is <BR> <BR> atmospheRE <BR> <BR> (The next person who posts will start with "RE") Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:12:08 EST October 2014 - Give your bonus points to this team From your START page you will see a red flag beside the Calling All Canadians Team. Click on it and let us know how many points you got for the team. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Today, I got 3 points for this team. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:20:29 EST October 2014 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! <em>386</em> for the entire month of October! Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:16:59 EST October 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE REPLY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> Oct 1 - <BR> Oct 2 - <BR> Oct 3 - <BR> Oct 4 - <BR> Oct 5 - <BR> <BR> Total minutes so far - <BR> <BR> Oct 6 - <BR> Oct 7 - <BR> Oct 8 - <BR> Oct 9 - <BR> Oct 1... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 03:23:34 EST October 2014 - Calories IN and OUT !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in September? This challenge really helps me stay accountable to myself. What I have noticed over the last couple of months is that I start off really well and near the end of the month, my discipline peters out. Yes, it's still hot and humid here, and this does affect my exercise level to a certain extent but... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:48:29 EST What Are Your Short and Long TermGoals? I find it very effective to have both short term and long term goals. My short term goal is to lose 5 pounds that brings me closer to my long term goal of losing 20. Another long term goal is to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. To work towards this goal I'm going to focus on exercising at least 10 minutes daily. <BR> What would you like to achieve? This program has all the tools you need:) Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:30:55 EST Hello Hi, so excited to start this journey! I am a 48 year old, mother of 2. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:48:57 EST Hello Hi, so excited to start this journey! I am a 48 year old, mother of 2. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:48:53 EST Starting over... again.... Hi All! I'm Kim. Used to be on here (off and on) in the past. Here again to get a new fresh start on my weight loss journey. I'm Canadian. I'm currently in my 2nd year (my final year *sadddd*) of Digital Photography at local College in my City. :) Love it. I mostly take photos of landscapes, and have dabbed into Architectural Photography too. Love horror movies (the scarrier... the better!) ;) , thunderstorms, and hot chocolate (special occasions - not to drink it *everyday*... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:13:14 EST I am new... Hi I am new to the team and am just dropping in to say hi... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:24:05 EST In it to win Hello everyone, I am thrilled to begin this journey again. I am committed to making it work this time as I am at my highest weight ever. I realize if I don't do something now my health will suffer in the future and with that my quality of life. I am hoping to meet like minded people and that we can act as supports and cheerleaders for each other on this journey we are all on together. In the past I've always tried to do this on my own and realize that I need to do something different thi... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:51:33 EST Hello from Squamish! Hello to all my fellow Canadians! I hope to be able to connect with others on the wellness journey! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:08:14 EST Back from Ottawa Hi everyone! I'm back on the boards trying to get involved in the SP world again. I was really active on this site a couple years ago, but lost touch and am realizing that many of my previous spark friends seem to have moved on! Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:45:58 EST Returning from Calgary, AB! Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting started again. <BR> <BR> Any other fellow Calgarian's out there? <BR> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 22:55:23 EST Hello All! Hi everyone, I just started with Spark people for a second time (long story) and am looking for people to help motivate each other a little closer to home. I'm from Calgary, and have just started a Calgary group!! Feel free to join me :) Fri, 5 Sep 2014 20:31:40 EST Newbie Here Hello everyone I am in Trenton Ontario. Needing a few healthy tips and modivational words. I currently quit smoking about 4 months ago and now need help with the gained pounds. Thanks. <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 22:20:15 EST New and confused Hi all <BR> <BR> I am 34 y/o from TO, I have a disability, a brain injury and while I have lost 100lbs I really want and need to lose the rest so here I am :) <BR> Due to my disability I am going to have to get a friend or my abi worker to help me go through this site and set up a plan but I could use your encouragement, thanks! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:08:49 EST September 2014 - Daily Emotion for a Goodie! Please post an emoticon as often as you can. Next month, you will receive a goodie. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:55:50 EST September 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! Let's stay on top! Give this team your bonus points. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:54:33 EST September 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! Writing down your exercises helps you to remember to exercise. Do it as often as possible. <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:23:01 EST September 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in August? Personally, due to the fact that it's so hot and humid here, I avoid going outdoors for walks. I prefer to walk with Leslie Sansone and do different workouts in the comfort of my home. At the beginning of the month, I was also very busy with heavy housework. My food intake was okay but not exceptio... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:09:22 EST Cheering for Euginie Bouchard and Milos Raonic <em>132</em> Here's hoping they go all the way at the US Open Championships <em>260</em> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:30:51 EST In Loving Memory of Dorothy (ROZEEROZ1) Good Afternoon My Friend's, <BR> <BR> Friend's of Dorothy (ROZEEROZ1) <BR> <BR> With a Sad and Heavy-Weeping Heart bring news of our beloved Spark Friend and Sister's promotion to Glory. Heaven has received another precious "saint" sister and friend in Christ. Dorothy Johnson passed away to her eternal home Saturday August 24, 2014. She is now free from all pain and suffering and now has been rewarded with a brand new body and is now walking the streets of Glory, walking Hand in Hand with J... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:34:39 EST I need support in mississauga Hi I just joined Sp and am a little nervous. I am a single mother that needs to start taking care of my health. I am really lazy and a stubborn person that needs motivation. I just moved to burnamthrope and Winston Churchill. I desperately need a buddy to work with please. thanks Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:21:11 EST introduction I am 50 and packing extra pounds. I was thinking it was time to address the extra weight when my hubby and I entered a 5 k run (it is October 18th). Suddenly I did not want to waddle in last in my age group. Today I joined the 5K group and here I begin! I am looking forward to some lively discussions and mutual support! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:21:46 EST Need Motivators and Support Hi everyone, I'm Sarah. 20 years old, 279pounds. I'm returning to sparkpeople as I have had no luck getting support and motivated at home. I just moved to a city from a small town, I'm starting college soon. I have nobody here but my cat to silently judge me so I turn back to the community. I have a lot to lose weight wise and everything to gain in life. I want to be healthy and fit, to get rid of my high blood pressure and help my back feel better. And to fit in nice clothing, lets face it... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:15:29 EST it's just me trying to be better Hi! My name is Taylor and I have been unhappy in my body for long enough! That is why I have joined spark people. I feel that I need to try something different to motivate me to be a healthier person, and if that means baring my soul to a bunch of strangers(for now) on the internet so be it, as long as it works! For now my goal is to lose 102lbs which would make me 150lbs, smaller than Iever have been as an adult and a teenager. <BR> I really hope to get to know some of you more so that we c... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:00:08 EST Hello....again Hello, like many of you returning to the journey, so am I. I am back again to take control of my weight loss. So.....where do I begin....hmmmm, I could start by telling you who I am, I am Sherbie and from Ontario. I am in my early 40's and still having trouble taking control of my weight loss. I have a wonder bf and a very spoiled wiener dog that I adored. I work full time, mostly sitting at the computer. I am deaf (wears two hearing aids and lip reads) and have type 2 diabetes. <BR... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:16:46 EST I'm back! Re-Introducing myself Hello people! Well, I'm back... Here's a brief intro - all about me! <BR> <BR> Lifetime WW member back in the 80's <BR> gained an awful lot of weight in my late 30's and seemed to keep gaining into my 40s <BR> Joined SP in February of 2007 - loved it here - but was not committed <BR> Lost a nice 34 lbs back in 2011 with Weight Watchers <BR> quit smoking in August of 2012 <BR> gained back 40 lbs (lost 6 of that) <BR> went back to WW - couldn't work the plan for some reason. Tired of it maybe?... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:57:17 EST 50 is the new me! Hello Everyone.....I just turned 50 this year and menopause hasn't been my friend. I started walking about 20-25 minutes 3 times a week thinking it would be enough to firm myself up and on the way to losing weight. That's how I've always lost the weight before....This isn't working. Been fast walking for 5 months and managed to gain weight....Feeling frustrated... Needing others that have felt my pain...... I've set out a reasonable weight goal loss of 22 lbs...Just needing a lot of motiv... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:27:14 EST Hello Sparkies... <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Kim, a Canadian, and a new member. I'm here to make some friends, lose weight and have some fun doing it. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a good Friday. <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:31:14 EST Hate tracking food! I joined Sparkpeople last year and then the next month I discovered that I was pregnant for the second time (yay!!). So I completely forgot all about the site, thinking that I wasn't going to diet while I was pregnant. Fast forward to almost a year later (5 weeks postpartum) and here I am trying it out again. <BR> <BR> I've come to realize something about myself over the last few days, which is a little disappointing, especially when it comes to using this site. I hate tracking my food! ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:38:07 EST August 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! On your START page, as you scroll down the page you will see a red flag beside the Calling All Canadians Team. Click on it and let us know how many points you got. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:26:02 EST August 2014 - Daily Emoticons for Goodies!!! <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:22:28 EST August 2014 - Jot down your exercises done. This thread is a gentle reminder to write down the exercises we do on a daily basis. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:20:36 EST August 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in July? Personally, I was extremely busy doing heavy housework all month. Apart from doing Tai Chi and walking my dog when the guards were not at home, that is all I did exercise-wise. I did count the heavy housework and the hours were more than excellent but my 'exercising per se' did suffer. My food intake... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:19:05 EST New and looking for accountability partners Hi, <BR> <BR> I am 40. I live in the Maritimes. My husband and I celebrate our 1st anniversary next month. He was so worth the wait. Giggle. I was too busy before we were married and definitely too busy now. <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark People. I joined late last night while the hubby was playing hockey. I'm looking for accountability partners, community, and challenges. Looking forward to connecting with you. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:36:10 EST Hey, I'm new to the site. I'm a student, interested in anime and gaming. My main reason to use this site is to lose about 30 pounds and work on getting an active workout routine going. Feel free to add me c: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:03:48 EST Hello Hello my name is Amanda and I have a lot of weight to lose but I am going to start off slow witj a reasonable goal of 26 pounds just so Im back under the 200 and into what most people call wonderland. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:21:32 EST Time to get started! Good Afternoon! <BR> <BR> My name is Amanda Niemi, and I am a 27 year old female who is trying to keep her diabetes and health in check. I need to lose quite a bit of weight but that will come with me just keeping my sugars in control =) I have already lost 40 lbs last year before joining Sparks. I am looking to lose a lot more. <BR> <BR> I am still learning the website, but I am sure glad to be here. <BR> <BR> Amanda Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:03:08 EST Guess who's back? Back again! K it's not Shady, it's me Olivia :( <BR> <BR> I had Spark people for like a month before and never used it but now I have better intentions. I'm 22, live in Mississauga Ontario and am ready to make a change. PM is you need a buddy to keep you honest or just someone to talk to! :) <BR> <BR> -Olivia Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:06:10 EST not totally a newbie.... ;) hi :) my name is kim. i was on here back in 2010 and then have been back on and off since then. i lost a lot of weight on spark people and slowly went back to my old habits (darn junk food! & emotional eating) - and have gained some weight back. i am here for once and for all. i am not going to give up on myself this time. this time is different. <BR> <BR> i am totally convinced that my husband is trying to mess me up ... but you know... he doesn't make me eat anything... i am... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:04:23 EST Apps or web sites for Canadians So I was looking into apps and websites that were posted on another teams forums but they were all American websites and I was wondering if anyone knew of any that were Canadian. <BR> <BR> There is an app called charity miles which donates to US charities for you walking.Or the web site that links to one of your devices and gives you points but the rewards are for Americans only. <BR> <BR> I am looking for something of those natures. I like all the incentive I can get to keep mo... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:03 EST Returnin ..again! :) Hi Everyone! My name is Samantha and I live in NL. I've been on SP before and did have success but let everything fall to the wayside. Well I'm back again and looking for some buddies to start down the long road of a new and healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:16:00 EST New and looking for friends Hi there, <BR> <BR> My name is Joanne and I'm a 24 year old Canadian. I'm currently living in the Northern Ontario area. <BR> <BR> I have lost 68 pounds since November 2013. Lately I have been on a plateau of not trying and not caring. I want to lose another 32 pounds to hit my goal of 170 pounds. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in becoming friends please add me <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:57 EST Motivation Hi Everyone. <BR> I just read this article and it made me realize I have been putting way to much sand and pebbles in my jar of life <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=264 </link> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:13:20 EST Happy to be here Great site and really enjoying the tracking tools for their help in keeping good food choices and the need to exercise top of mind for me. In the last few years as my job has gotten more stressful and my family life has gotten busier I wasn't paying as much attention as I should to my health and fitness. Finally building some good habits. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:09:48 EST Giving it a Shot Hi everyone, <BR> I happened to stumble on this site, and really liked the success stories - so am giving it a shot to see how things go. <BR> I have about 75 pounds to lose, and would really love to hear how / what works for you? Just some background about me - I work in an office, but try to work out on my lunch breaks (2 days with a trainer and the other days on my own), and we've started going to the pool one day a week. I lead youth group and Sunday School at our church, and am also an... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:10:17 EST Back for another try I was on a few years ago but slowly ended up leaving. I've decided to come back and get my weight under control. DH and I are trying to have a baby and I want to start some healthy habits now that I can use throughout pregnancy and hopefully they'll help me get back into shape after the baby. <BR> <BR> I just got my spark tracker in the mail last night and will be setting it up tonight. I'm looking forward to getting back on track and seeing the weight come off. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:59:02 EST Me. :) Was here before & got overwhelmed and left. :( I have decided to return because I need to do this for myself. :) <BR> <BR> Me? Well, I am a Canadian. Born in Toronto, Canada. Moved out of Toronto to go to College. I am a Full-Time College Student. Going into my 2nd and final year for Photography & totally love it. :) The types of things I enjoy taking photos of --- birds , wild life , nature and *maybe* some street photography. :) I saw a documentary done by Joe Cr... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 17:38:52 EST New here and extra motivated! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just joined SparkPeople and am really psyched about it! Thing is, I need this motivation to last... In the past few years I have gone from 220 lbs to 160lbs. I start and stop exercising and eating healthy all the time and each time I feel my smaller clothes getting tight I go on crazy bouts of exercise, get closer and closer to my ideal weight, but never getting there. I'm back at 170lbs and freaking out. No way I can go back, hence the extreme motivation! <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 20:55:22 EST July 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! From the START page, when you scroll down, you will see a red flag beside the Calling All Canadians Team. On a daily basis, click on it and let us know how many points you got. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:08:39 EST July 2014 - Daily Emoticons for Goodies!!! <em>224</em> New month, new goals... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:05:51 EST July 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! As often as possible, let us know what exercises you are doing. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 06:06:23 EST July 2014 - Challenge Calories IN and OUT !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in June? Personally, I did Okay exercise-wise but it was not excellent. My food intake has also improved. I am NOT alone on this journey and that is why I continue along with you all. Even when I will have reached my ultimate goal, I will continue because once you have put on a considerable amount of weight, ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:07:42 EST A Very Interesting Article On Happiness!! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I came across this article tonight about Happiness all I can say is WOW!! <BR> <BR> I Hope you all enjoy the read and I hope this inspires you as much as it inspired me to change the way I think!! <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=1894 </link> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:57:48 EST New to the Spark Team! Hi Everyone, <BR> I am new to the team. I am looking forward to getting healthy and losing weight with all of the support and help that is offered. I have really weak will power and i have a hard time finishing my goals and I want to change all of that right now. I want to lose 45 before Christmas if not sooner. I have my brother's wedding coming this October and it would be nice to have some weight off! Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:03:06 EST New to team Hi <BR> I am new to the team. I am looking forward to getting healthy and losing weight with all of the support and help that is offered I am sure that I will be able to reach my goal of losing at least 50 pounds by December 19th my son's birthday. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:35:41 EST Another Great Idea to help with Motivation Check this article out its an excellent Idea and a great Reminder <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=88 </link> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:41:21 EST Still feeling energized This is Day 10 on Spark and Day 10 of Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I hope I can keep up the momentum so i can get healthier and lose 30 pounds by christmas. Most importantly, I want to feel better about my health and fitness level! Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:21:38 EST I'm back ..... Hi all , brightest blessings :) . I was here years ago, when I tried to log intoday I couldn't remember the old password and after trying three times. I decided the best thing to do is start again ! Being here last time, it worked for a while but let's just say life jumped in and it was time for a change of scenery, reconnect with family and try to stand on my two feet for a while. Well, now that things are beginning to change once again, I need to change again. I have a goal in mind, and wi... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:25:36 EST Doing it for me <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Hello, my name is Kim and I thought it was time to take charge of my weight. <BR> I'm taking my first step to a new challenge in my life. And I'm excited! <em>244</em> <BR> I'm not sure if I doing the right things on here so bear with me lol <BR> Have a great day and remember to breathe <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:38:45 EST Hi! I am new and apprehensive. Hi! <BR> <BR> I am new to this site. I just started today. I have a lot of weight to lose. Ninety-seven (97) pounds to be exact. My goals are to lose weight, get healthy and fit, and become a runner. I have always wanted to be a runner. Runners seem so strong and free. My dream to complete a marathon one day. Hopefully sooner than later! lol. Unfortunately, I need some get up and go. Hoping to find information and encouragement here. Thank you. <BR> <BR> Donna Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:05:18 EST Hello everyone Hi, my name is Cheryl & I'm from Alberta. I've struggled with my weight my entire life. Like many other people, I've lost hundreds of pounds & then always seemed to gain them back again. I joined WW again last week for probably the 20th time. I chose the online program this time but since I know that group support is a key to success, I decided to turn to Spark as well. I had an account several years ago, but I don't remember the user name so this one is brand new. I am feeling very motivated... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:41:29 EST Motivation Part 2 Hi Everyone!! I am sure you will all enjoy the second article to the first one I posted about Motivation!! <BR> This one really hit home for me!!! It sure does open your eyes a bit. <BR> <BR> Enjoy <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=634 </link> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 01:55:41 EST A Helpful Article on Motivation Hi Everyone, <BR> I just read this Article on Motivation I found it very interesting I hope you like it <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=630 </link> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 01:27:44 EST Your Favorite Exercise A-Z Hi everyone thought it was time to have a little fun What is your favorite exercise from a-z <BR> <BR> aerobics Sat, 7 Jun 2014 01:15:34 EST Glad to be here I'm a 52 year old grandma of two boys 6 and 1 month old and I'm here to get healthier and more active. I want to be around for both of them graduate Sat, 7 Jun 2014 00:24:02 EST starting all over *again*.... I am not exactly new on here, been here before ... lost weight .. gained it .. and, now I'm back on here hoping to lose the weight for good! <BR> <BR> I am a Canadian. I was born in Toronto, Canada.. lived there until July 2013 - and moved into a small city to go back to College. In September - I will be going into my 2nd and final year for Photography. :) My love of Photography is in Nature shots and Street photography. :) I am married to my soul mate since 2004. :) <BR>... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 21:02:43 EST Hi there Im happy to be here! I have been dieting ( alone) for many years since teen years different diets ...I did Atkins modified for me for 14 years...and I hope to be able to eat more regular foods as Im quite tired of soooooooo much meat! Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:48:19 EST Commuter Challenge June 1 - June 7 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My workplace introduced me to this event which is a Canada wide competition event called the "Commuter Challenge". It promotes green travel for the week of June 1 - 7. I've provided a link to the webpage below, but you can also Google it. <BR> <BR> The challenge includes using bicycles and walking as a transportation options so I thought it might pair well with our fitness goals! You could exercise to and from work for the week for multiple reasons :) There is a chan... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:44:37 EST starting all over *again*.... hello fellow spark people :) <BR> <BR> was here before and now I'm trying to start all over again. hopefully this will be the *last* time for me and my starting all over's. <BR> <BR> I am Canadian, born and raised in a city called Toronto. moved out of Toronto in July 2013 to go back to College. my husband and I got hit by a car in November 2013. :( my left wrist was broken/shattered. my wrist was in 3 different colorful casts - for 8 weeks. when I got my final cast off - ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:52:24 EST June 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! We have a great team -- not only in numbers. Let's stay on top by giving the Calling All Canadians Team your bonus points every single time you sign in. From the START page, you will see a red flag beside this team. Click on it and let us know how much you got. Sat, 31 May 2014 17:54:19 EST June 2014 - Daily Emoticons for Goodies Drop by to put your emoticon right here! As often as you can let us know how you feel, what you've been doing, with these emoticons. At the end of the month, you will receive a goodie from one of the leaders. Sat, 31 May 2014 17:50:27 EST June 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! Writing down the exercises down encourages us to do more for ourselves. Let us continue writing down what we have done on a daily basis. Good luck in June! Sat, 31 May 2014 13:10:00 EST June 2014 - Calories IN and OUT (BMR + Exercises) !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in Mayl? Personally, I did much better exercise-wise and the control over my food has improved. I am NOT alone on this journey and that is why I continue along with you all. Even when I will have reached my ultimate goal, I will continue because once you have put on a considerable amount of weight, those littl... Sat, 31 May 2014 13:05:13 EST JILL I HAVE JUST JOINED, HOW DOES THIS WORK I WANT TO LOSE 30LBS MIN Tue, 27 May 2014 08:46:02 EST New to SP and this team :) Hello, My name is Sarah. I'm a 34 year old stay at home mom. I am lazy. I have a foot disability that I think I have used as a crutch to not get in shape... well I don't want to use it anymore. I walk with a cane and have for 7 years. I am unable to ride a bike due to my disability, or it could be that I haven't been on a bike since I was 19 or 20 and I'm afraid of falling. The last time I was on a bike I fell, and have not got back on since. <BR> <BR> I have been walking for the las... Mon, 26 May 2014 15:13:11 EST New Here. Hello, my name is Cindy and I am from Ontario. I quit smoking a while ago and needed to lose some weight. A new healthy me. Fri, 23 May 2014 23:22:50 EST New to the site 29 year old mother of 2 from Ontario. Where are all the other Canadian's from? I am a fairly active individual and I always say the gym is my happy place. I started a healthier lifestyle about 3 years ago but its still an everyday struggle for me. I have about 40-60 pounds left that I would like to loose and I know eventually I will achieve it. I look forward to hearing all of your stories and sharing mine with you. Let the journey begin :-) Mon, 19 May 2014 22:43:49 EST Fresh Start Good morning my name is Lisa. I am starting my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I know I need to track everything the enters my mouth and I know I need to start exercising. No more Netflix marathons for me ... NOW I need to train and get my body back :) Mon, 19 May 2014 09:02:26 EST Hello! Like many people on this site, I've come and gone a couple of times. I am just older and heavier each time. I forgot how much I love SP, and all the information and support is great. I am from Southern Ontario and look forward to chatting with other Canadians! <BR> <BR> I am turning the big 4-0 this summer and I have a lot of weight to lose. I feel like I've been trying to lose weight all my adult life. It's getting tiring! <BR> <BR> I wish everyone all the best on their journey! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 17 May 2014 00:37:09 EST newbie? nah, not really..... :) hello sparkies, :) <BR> <BR> my name is kim. i am a canadian, who loves photography (mostly street photography and nature), addicted to hello kitty & horror movies (yeah, i know that both of them don't go well together...but that's just me){*smiles*}. i am *wanting* to become a vegetarian but kind of nervous that i would just end up turning back to meat in the end... but i am willing to even try to do it. :) i am an emotional eater... but, surprising i did everything but eat after g... Thu, 15 May 2014 20:21:58 EST Coming back to SP Hello everyone.. <BR> <BR> I have used sparkpeople in the past, 5 years ago I think. I believe I had lost around 15 lbs back then. I got pregnant not long after that and I had now a beautiful 4yr old daughter who had just waaay too much energy for me right now. I also have another baby who will be 5 months old on the 27th. When I had my first daughter I had gone back to my old weight... but this time I didn't lose everything yet and I'm about 10-15lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight, which i... Thu, 15 May 2014 10:47:43 EST Hello fellow Canadians Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I am new to SP. I have 90lbs to lose and I'm looking for a supportive community for encouragment on difficult days, as I hope to be encouraging to others. Can't wait to get to know some of you :) Wed, 14 May 2014 23:49:32 EST Taking the plunge Hello! I'm new, it's time to try a new direction since these last 26lbs aren't going anywhere by themselves. I gained over 40lbs with my pregnancy and am struggling to lose the rest and be comfortable with this new body and new role. I am excited to have the support of such an incredible community! Mon, 12 May 2014 00:17:01 EST NEWBIE HERE My name is Angela, i am 19 and from Ontario! this is my first time on spark. I decided to join because I had gone to see a knee specialists and he told me i had something call chondromalacia patellae, which basically causes chronic knee pain and so i cannot to a lot of strenuous activities (i.e. running, squatting etc.) for very long. He told me that weight will be my enemy as it causes more pain on my knee. I want to get the weight off so i can be fit and help my knee get better! :) Fri, 9 May 2014 19:51:58 EST Wow... monkey wrench kind of day Anyone else been through this. I've been doing REALLY well for the past week or so, then all of a sudden I got hit with a "hungries" bug and every ounce of willpower just went out the window. I have done a kitchen clean out to keep my "danger" foods out of the house, but I went so squirrelly I drove to the store to go junk wild. ...sigh.... what's done is done I guess, just need to refocus. I just can't believe how quickly and crazily this happened. <BR> <BR> Ya so I guess I just needed to... Thu, 8 May 2014 13:36:19 EST First time:) Hi everyone! I'm looking to lose at least 20 pounds and could use lots of motivation so if you have tips and tricks I appreciate it :) Thu, 8 May 2014 12:53:20 EST Newbie Alert! Hey! My name is Alexi, I'm 27 years old and I really hoping SP will help me track everything I eat. I have a really hard time eating my daily required calories and have been in a weight loss plateau for more than 6 months. I'm scared to eat too much! My goal right now is to break my plateau and to become motivated once again! :) Thu, 8 May 2014 06:13:34 EST Pedometer Question Does anyone know where to get a decent (and reasonably priced) wearable pedometer? I figure if I'm going to do this I want to go "all in" so to speak. Thanks in advance! Tue, 6 May 2014 08:00:14 EST Hello from Saskatchewan I don't really know how to talk about myself......the site must automatically sign you up for teams I didn't even know it was happening! I'm 28 and just joined the gym, broke my leg when I was young so gained a ton of weight, lost a bunch, gained it back and then some, lost some, gained some, now trying to lose for good...boyfriend and I are trying together, we set weekly goals and monthly goals though he tends to be less motivated. Hoping to lose a good chunk of weight, BMI calculator says... Mon, 5 May 2014 16:27:54 EST Huddle thread! It doesn't seem like SP will be putting in a huddle wall again. I have asked for it, but... For those who like and want to huddle (a huddle is a cheer or encouraging comment for the entire team). You make it what you want it to be. Example: "Come on team, we can do this!", "I'm seeing some progress!", "Welcome to the team", etc., this is the place to do it. Mon, 5 May 2014 06:08:45 EST Are you over 60 and learning to run? I I am 64 years old, very busy, still working . I am 41 pounds overweight and really am trying to become a good runner. I would like to run 10K in May 2015 in 65 minutes. I would love to communicate with people at my stage of life learning to run. Sun, 4 May 2014 12:24:16 EST Time flies by Time flew by fast at the beginning of the week and I didn't get any workouts in the first few days but I got back on the horse on Thursday and felt much better and still had time to get my weekly workouts in, week 2 day 3, I will complete tomorrow. <BR> I've lost a couple pounds since last week which had encouraged me to keep going. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well! <BR> Sun, 4 May 2014 11:50:54 EST i have to do this!! hello sparkpeople, i'm jayn & i live in southern alberta, canada. I must loose 75 lbs.... why you ask? haha no you probably didn't ask why, your on here too so you know the misery of being overweight just as i do. i've been heavy my entire life but now that i'm in my 40's i really must do something about it.... i need to get happy. <BR> i have difficulties with motivation and really hope this site and the people will help to keep me on track. <BR> hopefully some of you will become friends t... Sun, 4 May 2014 11:20:52 EST Accountability and support Hi! <BR> It's great to be back. My name is Vicki, I will be 52 this summer. Next year, I plan on going to Norway to visit a friend and plan to do some hiking. I won't be able to if I am in the shape I am right now. <BR> So, I thought SP and fellow sparkers will keep me accountable and give me the support I need to keep at it. <BR> <BR> Please add me if you like and I will do my best to encourage you along your journey too. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> We just have to <em>386</em> .... Sun, 4 May 2014 07:18:53 EST May 2014 - Daily emoticons for goodies <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 1 May 2014 21:28:37 EST Graves I have graves and hyperthyroid which is on its way to hypo because i had the radiation treatment i am afraid i am going to gain weight back i did lose 20 pounds because of the illness and want to keep it off. Any one else have this to worry about Thu, 1 May 2014 13:44:09 EST May 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! From your START page, you will see red flags on the left hand side. Please click on the Calling All Canadians flag and let us know how many points you had for the day. <em>304</em> Thu, 1 May 2014 05:07:35 EST STOP everything right now and do this... Once you have done the specified activity, you put down what you would like for the next individual to do (it can be to smile at the first person who comes along, it can be 10 wall pushups, squats, situps, name it!!!). <BR> <BR> I challenge the next person to do 10 squats. Thu, 1 May 2014 02:53:04 EST May 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! Shall we continue adding up our exercises done? Please write down what you have done during the day and add your number to the previous one given. In April we finished off with minutes! <BR> <BR> Let's do this. <BR> <BR> Of course we will start off the month of May with ZERO. <BR> Thu, 1 May 2014 02:28:57 EST May 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in April? I did much better exercise-wise but my appetite has to be worked upon. I have to remind myself constantly that this is MY journey towards a better and healthier lifestyle. I am NOT alone on this journey and that is why I continue along with you all. Even when I will have reached my ultimate goal, I ... Thu, 1 May 2014 02:13:06 EST Hello my fellow Canadians Hello fellow Canadians, how is everyone? My name is Leigh and I'm a 34 female from Winnipeg who is looking to gain support and make new friends along my weight loss journey. I look forward to being a part of this group :) Thu, 1 May 2014 00:59:05 EST Hello all! I'm new to this site and am looking forward to reading inspirational messages and to be inspired by others! Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:45:12 EST May - new team challenges? <em>332</em> <em>550</em> <em>376</em> <em>270</em> <em>528</em> <BR> Is there any new challenges you would like to see included for this team in the new month of May? If you have a challenge you would like to see our team working towards post it here. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:15:07 EST What are the obstacles in your journey? I am running the meeting at my weight loss support group tonight and this question has been on my mind. We all have things that can be obstacles to weight loss. For me, it's a lot of social events that can be really hard to go to. My family loves to get together and eat. I am starting to learn how to only take what I need and walk away but it's hard. What makes it hard for other people and how do you deal with it? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:21:06 EST Hello everyone! I joined last week and it has taken me this long to take the plunge to say hello to everyone! Enough lurking in the background, it's time to step forward and say hello :) <BR> <BR> I'm looking to lose the 25+lbs that I have gained since meeting and marrying my new husband, to get in shape and be at my healthiest before I hit the big 5-0. <BR> <BR> Looking to make some new friends, share some recipes, tips and success stories on our journey. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:07:57 EST &#9734; Newbie... ..&#9734; Hey Sparkies.. My name is Kim... I am indeed a newbie from Canada. :) Looking to get healthy, lose weight, make some new friends and have some fun along the way. :) <BR> <BR> Always remember -- <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:37:46 EST Hello from Ontario! Hello everyone! My name is Tammy and I have struggled with weight my whole life. I get discouraged easily, and reach for the worst foods to make me happy when I am down. I have tried just about every crash diet there is, but only end up putting the weight back on (or more!) within a short period of time. I have tried doing this alone for so long, now I am reaching out for support. I am eager , and excited to begin my journey with you! Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:51:07 EST New to spark people I am very new to this and I am looking for a lot of motivation to keep me going. I have been fighting with anemia forgo era year now, it's been very hard to get motivated. Iam hoping this helps Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:03:59 EST Hello all! Just wanted to introduce myself! My name is Sarah. I just signed up for spark, sensing that I needed a group around me, to help me achieve my goal. I have 135 lbs to loose, and want to get active and fit! Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:47:42 EST Hello Fellow Canadians <em>278</em> Hi There! <BR> I'm new to Sparkpeople & I'm ready to meet my goal of losing weight and getting fit. <BR> Barb Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:22:10 EST POST YOUR TODAY'S "POSITIVE SELF AFFRIMATION" My positive affirmation for today...I'm doing the best I can by not giving in to laziness or discomfort, my two Achilles heels. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:28:28 EST Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages......... Just a heads up--Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages in the coming days. I've added a link to the Utube video that explains the changes, so feel free to click below and check it out. I'll be curious to see how our Team page will look--but from what I see, we'll keep posting and sharing our friendships, tracking and more as we have been--so, here's to a new and exciting Sparks' change! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>featur e... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:04:59 EST Need a little inspiration? Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I am usually not one that watched a lot of Videos but this one caught my eye and I had to share it all with you. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=68 </link> <BR> <BR> This Lady is just Absolutely Amazing <BR> <BR> Enjoy Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:57:03 EST Newbie Hi I am new. I am a stay at home mom. I homeschool 5 children 13 and under. Looking forward to some motivation. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:52:48 EST hello all! I am new to sparkpeople and just want to introduce myself. My name is Ryan I currently live in Mantua, NJ, USA and yes I know this is the calling all Canadians page, but i joined because i was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK and will be moving back there in June!! I'm excited to learn the ins and outs of sparkpeople and start my journey to a healthier me! Hopefully we can become friends and motivate each other to kick butt! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:35:57 EST Plateau Busters (in 3 parts) If you are experiencing a plateau, it is suggested that you read this first article (of 3) to see how you can shake things up for you to continue on this journey. Here's the 1st link which will bring you also to the 2nd and 3rd. Have a good read! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=516 </link> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:52:24 EST First Attempt at Challenge <BR> Well, I dreamt I was jogging while I slept in this morning. I didn't have time to actually do it til later this afternoon. It was pouring rain, so I went to the local drugstore to get a stopwatch. They wanted $45.00. So instead, I went to a dollar store and picked up a kitchen gadget that should do the same thing. I made it to the gym (haven't been there for a month) and I probably did the running part 4 times, instead of the 8. I picked up a few weights, too. I will try to improv... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:10:58 EST New again Hello <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark and just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 38 yr old mother of 2 (10 and 12) living in Halifax, NS. I do not have many friends and was hoping to make a few new ones through here. I am motivated this time around (was here approx. 5 yrs ago). This is my year to drop my extra weight and feel good about myself. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:47:46 EST Returning after "Fall" I've fallen waaaaaay off the wagon (20 lbs to be precise) and am having issues trying to get back on. I work during the day and have a household to run during the evening. Any suggestions from my fellow Canadians? <BR> <BR> Thanking you for the help from Victoria, BC Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:30:36 EST New to Spark HI I am new to Spark, still not sure how everything works but can't wait to get fit. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:47:58 EST first day! week one day one-raining when the alarm went off but thinking of all of you across the country got me going this morning. Some glitches with my stop watch but woo hoo! my last 60 second run was like a victory lap for the Boston to me! Hope you all make a great day for yourselves! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:00:35 EST BULLETMOONTEAKA's SparkPage I hope I am doing this correctly, I have tried before but not sure where things have gone to as of yet. I am 57 years of age and ready and most importantly need to get myself in better health. I am hoping with the support of the team I can succeed in this journey. I hope to connect with some of you so we can share our experiences.... hope to hear from you out there. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:43:37 EST Couch to 5K starts Tuesday, April.19th! Hello everyone! So I had a lot of private messages on the Challenge so I am going to answer and update all info here. Let's keep this discussion going! We need some momentum to kick off a great spring start! <BR> So, for those of you who are unaware, the couch to 5k is a beginner based learn to run program. It is a very gradual build up over 9 weeks. At the end you'll be running 5k! <BR> Here is the link to the PDF version: <BR> (Please copy and paste into your browser) <BR> <BR> http://cn... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:23:01 EST All the more reason to exercise! I just found this article online and felt I should share it with you all: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>look-20-30-years-younger-try-125929082<BR>.html </link> <BR> <BR><BR>-20-30-years-younger-try-125929082.html Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:28:54 EST Newbie here! Hi there. New to the site and the team but very glad to be here (finally). Looking to turn my life around and this looks like a great place to start. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:18:13 EST NewB here!! Hey there! From New Brunswick here! Im 36, newly single. Need to shed 25 pounds!! Could reallly use some friends and support! Thanks ya'll!! ; <em>9</em> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:09:06 EST Calling all Canadians! Couch to 5k team... So, in the spirit of all things hot, I was thinking a fitness challenge is just what I need. Often, when you aren't accountable to anyone or anything days can drift by all too easily. I don't want to be stuck, in the heat of the sun, wondering where the last three months have gone... <BR> So, the challenge.... THE COLOR RUN! <BR> I want to start by saying that my husband, whom I have been with for 13 years, says I run like the A&W bear. I have no poise, no grace. I am just not athletic. So t... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:01 EST Hello, new to the team Hi everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Debbie and I live in <BR> Toronto, Ont. Please feel free to add me as a friend as I am fairly new to SP. <BR> Looking forward to meeting you all . Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:54:44 EST Easter Weekend (April 2014) <em>453</em> I can't wait.. long weekend coming up this weekend; I am off for four days... and this is a huge uh oh - I love having the time off to visit family, friends generally catch up - but I am going to have to get a serious plan in motion because, with a weekend like this - I will probably over eat. So, this week, I am planning ahead - I don't think I have ever done this before... planning activities and food and hopefully, on tuesday the 22nd, I won't feel like I overdid it. <BR> <... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:32:58 EST What is your Favorite Vacation? Hi Everyone, <BR> Summer is around the corner and I am sure we are all thinking about Summer Vacations. <BR> <BR> Where have you been that was your most favorite? <BR> Where are you going this Year? <BR> <BR> My Favorite Vacation was in 2007 When I went to San Francisco <BR> <BR> This year I am taking some Mini Vacations Starting with a weekend Getaway with My Daughter in May to Banff <BR> <BR> In The Fall I am taking a 4 day Trip to Victoria Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:27:35 EST Summer Skin Tips Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I found this awesome article for Healthy skin it Even includes some recipes for face Masks and cleansers <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=1108&page=2 </link> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:17:07 EST Is yoga right for those new to fitness activities? Hello everyone! I am re-starting my journey to become fit, and would like your opinion! I have always wanted to try yoga, but I'm not sure that it is made for someone at my fitness level. I have been a nursing student for the past 3 years, and basically, haven't done much but sit around studying and snacking. I can't do it anymore. Nursing school is very stressful, and I was hoping that yoga would help me de-stress. I am not flexible, I am very overweight, and I am very sensitive about bein... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:02:12 EST New to the team and looking for sparkfriends! Not new to spark, but recently become an avid user. Looking for active members who are interested in supporting one another in their fitness journey. <BR> <BR> Drop me a message. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:23:40 EST Weight loss strategies... Hello everyone! I thought it might be fun to share what changes everyone made, and is making to improve their lifestyle... Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated! <em>30</em> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:17:04 EST Another "newbee" joins Just stopping by to say hi. There is a lot of info to take in. Although I have tried many routes to loose weight, I have never tracked this way before. My head is spinning! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:07:45 EST Spring is in the air, summer is almost here! While the above statement is wonderful after the winter we all endured, it also brings a sense of anxiety to many, including myself. That's why, as a team, I think we can support and push each other to make this summer as relaxed and beautiful as we all desire! <BR> I would like to start by introducing myself to everyone! My name is Christina, and I am just restarting, for the last time, the journey to find myself. At 33, I think it's high time! I have felt health, I have experienced what it... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:07:26 EST Hello Spark Team Just thought I would drop by, say hello and introduce myself. I am Vicky. A new member to the Spark family. I wish you all the best in your journey to reach your goal and hope you wish the same for me. Lets support one another in our time of need. Thank you. Have a great weekend!! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:47:08 EST Hello Everyone Hello, I am new to Sparkpeople, not according to my sign up however. I am 45 and am ready to get into shape and be a healthier me. I started my journey on April 4, 2014 and have lost 4 lbs so far. <BR> My only difficulty has been with my fitness tracker. It doesn't seem to want to work at the indoor walk track where I walk. What am I doing wrong? can any one help? <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:34:45 EST Food Swap Hi Everyone, <BR> Ok so I have a task to come up with some new Games Soooo here we go!!! <BR> <BR> What Unhealthy Favorite Food did you give up and What did you Swap it for? <BR> <BR> My Ultimate Favorite was Old Dutch Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips <BR> I swapped My Potato Chips for Triple Cheese Chee Cha 2 cup serving is only 90 cal. <BR> <BR> I thought this might be fun and Give us some ideas at the same time <BR> Lets give this a try <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:30:53 EST How active are you online? By inputting ascending numbers, we shall know just how many people are active online. PLEASE ONLY ONE REPLY PER PERSON. Thank you. <BR> <BR> I will start with 1. <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:45:12 EST Great Article for Anyone who needs a Mental Boost Hi Everyone, <BR> I hope your week is going Well!! <BR> I have done this 10- Step before but Find myself doing it again for a refresher!! <BR> I thought that it would be some really good information for anyone New and starting a lifestyle change or in fact any one of us that needs a Mental boost. <BR> I hope you all enjoy it and find as helpful as I did. <BR> <BR> Mind over Body ( Articles under Wellness) <BR><BR>_over_body_fat.asp Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:32:38 EST What is your favorite workout song? <em>335</em> <BR> Now I'm not a big fan of Green Days lyrics but I have a lot of his songs on my scanman that I listen to when I go walking. Especially now that I am jogging more I find the beat in his songs so pumping and keeps me going when I tire. I also like to listen to a lot of Beach Boy surf songs because of the same upbeat pace they set in almost all of their music. <BR> I'd like to hear what other music is listened to to help you be more motivated during your workouts. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:59:30 EST New Mommy of one year getting back into shape Hello everyone, my name is Wendy. I'm presently 33 years old and would like to get (back) into shape after having my little boy over a year ago. I'm not new to SparkPeople. I go through motivational/consitantcy bums. My goal is to stick with it longer this time :) I also have a two year old shepherd mutt that also encourages me to get off my butt and take her outside for some exercise :) Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:38:29 EST STOP!!! Whatever you are doing STOP right now and do 10 wall push-ups! Report here when done. <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:30:00 EST Welcome Hi everyone, <BR> I have just joined as Co leader for the team and I will be welcoming all the newcomers, <BR> I am very excited to be part of the team as a leader. <BR> I thought I would let you all know a little bit about me. I am from Calgary, Alberta I have been pretty active on Spark since Jan 26 I have gotten rid of 18 pounds in total and I have Spark to thank for the support through my journey this far. <BR> I love the site and I love this team and I would like to invite any of you tha... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:55:36 EST Hey, new to site Looking for friends :) Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:33:15 EST Hey Everyone! The Canadian Wildlife Federation is doing their annual walk-a-thon. A great motivation to get out and walk after this [ah, interesting] winter. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Does anyone want to start a team on behalf of "Calling all Canadians" ? Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:25:30 EST Excited to join the team! I can use all the help! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 02:40:33 EST Hello Hello All, <BR> <BR> I am new here and looking for some support buddies on this journey. My goal is to lodse between 70-80 LBS to start. I have two daughters 14 and 19 years old. I am 36 years old and have been married 16 years now. <BR> Hope to hear from you all soon and good luck to everyone on there journey!! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:02:18 EST HELLO, NEW TO SPARKPEOPLE HELLO, <BR> VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE, AND TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. I AM 44 YRS OLD AND LIVE IN ONTARIO. REALLY HOPING TO LOSE MY EXTRA WEIGHT AND THIS LOOKS LIKE A GREAT PLACE TO BE. REALLY HOPING TO FIND AND GIVE MOTIVATION . GOOD LUCK EVERYONE. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:19:32 EST April 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! Already April! Can you believe it? Let us give our great team the bonus points you get. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:24:43 EST ? ? ? QUESTION OF THE DAY ? ? ? What motivates you & why? <BR> <BR> <BR> Me: At one point, all the members of my immediate family were either overweight or obese. My husband and oldest daughter were overweight and my youngest and I were the obese ones. Now, when my husband saw the effort I was putting in to lose weight, it spurred him on to watching his food intake. He has always exercised but he was starting to have a stomach which he did not like. He is now the correct weight. I still have a ways to go down to my... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:40:40 EST April 2014 - Daily emoticons for goodies! Feel good? <em>30</em> <BR> Feel sad? <em>46</em> <BR> You've exercised a lot? <em>33</em> <em>198</em> <BR> You feel like eating a certain food? <em>473</em> <BR> <BR> Let us know about it! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:25:50 EST April 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! This is the place where you record the exercises you have done for the day! Let us see how many fitness minutes the team can have during the month of April. We will do this by adding the previous minutes recorded. Ex. If 60 minutes was done by the previous member and you have done 112 mins, that would make a total of 172 minutes. Let's add these up! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:07:00 EST April 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in March? Personally, again, this last month was horrendous for me. My husband had surgery done and at the beginning of March he came back home. Did his coming home help me to stay online? Not at all. I was at his beck and call all the time. He is now mobile and can even drive the car again therefore, this ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:11:33 EST New Here I just want to introduce myself. I'm Christal a 28 year old mother to 2 boys. I live in Alberta and I have already lost 70lbs on Weight Watchers and I gained 10 back. Ive been trying a few different apps/sites for calorie tracking but I haven't found anything that Ive been able to stick too so Im trying out Spark People and I'm really hoping this one works for me. I look forward to hopefully get to know some of you and be active on this board. <BR> Thanks for taking the time to read my post ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:55:02 EST New Hi, <BR> I am new here and don't really know where or how to get started. Any help appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thx <BR> Alli2819 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:32:03 EST Sunshine Just starting my new program. Just learning all that Spark People has to offer. Checking out all my options and hope for a successful weight loss journey. Hope to meet some very inspiring people to help with with my journey. Nice to meet you and Have A Happy! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:45:03 EST Introducing me Hello all Canadians, <BR> I have been a member of sparkspeople on and off since 2011. In August of 2013, I started consistently logging on and tracking my food. As of yesterday, I am down 52 lbs! It's been the hardest and best thing I've ever done. I've lost weight before with different weight loss plans that involve taking a lot of pills and basically starving yourself. The weight always came back. Since I began my journey this time, I've been lucky to have an incredibly supportive family be... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:12:30 EST A Burst of Color Run <em>364</em> <BR> I thought I'd let all Alberta members know about this 5K run in Rosedale Alberta. <BR> is the site I got the information from. <BR> Join me this July for the 3rd Annual Burst of Color Run on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 10am at Centennial Park in Rosemary, Alberta just east of Drumheller. <BR> Early-bird Registration opens April 1. April 1 to May 31 ... <BR> If you are interested in attending I would love to hear from you. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:49:38 EST How I chose my sparkname Should have been Steel Dawn , like the movie. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:36:45 EST