SparkPeople BC - British Columbia Spark People! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=565 Welcome to all those who have ties to British Columbia... Come join our team and lets DO THIS SPARK THING! SparkPeople BC - British Columbia Spark People! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=565 Hi. I'm in Kamloops. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x57785595 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I moved to British Columbia 2.5 years ago and began a work from home position at that time. Since then, I've gained 35 pounds. This site has helped me before get down to a healthy overall weight, so I'm looking to do that again. I look forward to sharing with all of you. <BR> <BR> My plan for the next couple of months... <BR> Walk 60 minutes every day I work, as I am working. I have a treadmill laptop tray that I got at Christmas. <BR> Beat my sister in a virtual chal... Tue, 6 May 2014 23:51:16 EST Trevor Linden Club 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x57425057 Hi everyone. I just recently joined Trevor Linden club 16 at Central city. Anyone else a member there? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:45:30 EST Another Kamloopsian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x57390053 Hi, I'm Wendy. I'm Kamloops born and raised. I've been part of Sparkpeople for a while, but have just joined this group. I'm a mother of an adorable one year old little boy. At present my goal is to lose the last 13 pounds of baby weight along with an extra ten pounds on top of that. I enjoy walking, hiking, yoga, gardening, bowling, and I'm trying to get jogging into my routine Fri, 4 Apr 2014 23:21:39 EST hello from the north peace! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x56483834 I recently moved here from another relatively small town near by. I live out of town and I'm loving the peace and quiet. I have lived in bc all of my life except for three months in alaska and six in alberta as a child. Also, I have over 100 pounds to lose and I plan to do so before I'm 30 (2 years from nowish) <BR> <BR> Anyway, its great to become a part of this team. Feel free to add me as a friend... I havent been super active on sp lately but now that ive gotten the hang of this smart ... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:14:24 EST Fitness, Food and Health Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x56175338 Here is a place where we can share tips on fitness, food and healthy things.... <BR> <BR> Here is a tip on how to do Squats! <BR> <BR> Step By Step Guide <BR> <BR> Stand with a comfortable stance. Most will prefer their feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart with toes turned out at a slight angle. <BR> <BR> Lower yourself by reaching back with your butt while maintaining a strong lower back. Keep your knees aligned with your toes and your toes on the ground. <BR> <BR> Chest up, ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 01:39:04 EST January Try something New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x56175078 Ok... who is ready? <BR> <BR> By the end of this month everyone should Try Something New <BR> <BR> You may have always wanted to try a new sport, but now in adulthood, you feel that it is too late. WELL IT IS NOT! <BR> <BR> Whether it is dancing, soccer, or co-ed softball, there is something out there to fit your interests. <BR> <BR> Step out of your comfort zone and research the programs offered by your parks and recreation department. Look for beginner's classes at your local junior c... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 00:52:58 EST Happy BC Day Weekend, Folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x54369101 Here's a post to see if we can breathe life back into the Team. <BR> <BR> Like the topic line says: Happy BC Weekend, all you BC'ers. <BR> <BR> It's d**n hot here in the centre of the province. Hope the rest of you are having equally holiday-appropriate weather! Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:30:36 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x52486366 I am new here. I've just completed my first week and am quite happy with the results, down 7 lbs. Of course this weight loss will slow down now, the first week is usually the best week. I've joined Sparkpeople in hopes of finding some friends and some support. I believe that supportive friends around you make for much better outcomes, so here I am. <BR> <BR> More about me, I am happily married to a wonderful man who loves me no matter my weight. We will celebrate 10 years this fall, thank yo... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:00:43 EST Who Else Are You Feeding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x50813667 One of the joys of rural living is watching wildlife. This morning at the bird feeder: evening grosbeaks, a marauding magpie, a Little Downy Woodpecker and of course my flock of trusty chickadees. Who are you feeding? <BR> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:27:13 EST hello from Surrey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x50002287 Hi there Everyone! <BR> Im Heather.... Im 43 years old, Mom of 3 teenagers and finally figuring out my "Spark" and Im loving it! <BR> <BR> I also am loving this BC Indian summer weather we are having! Isn't it great? <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope to join in here .... meet some more fellow BC'ers! <BR> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:51:13 EST It's lonely in the Huddle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x49764558 I challenge you BC'ers to join me in the Team Huddle every day. Every huddle you join gains you a SparkPoint each day you huddle. On your SparkPoints page, about halfway down the page there's a "Huddle Now" button. Let's see who's checking in each day <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:57:29 EST How do you exercise in this heat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x49459864 With temperatures in the Lower Mainland set to be high for the next 3 days I am planning to do my cardio workouts in the morning and later in the evening. <BR> Let everyone know how you handle getting your daily cardio in the heat. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:23:32 EST SparkCoach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x49412210 Who is trying out the new SparkCoach? I am going through the free trial period now and just wanted to see what others think of it. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 15:22:48 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x49412179 I would like to keep this team going so I have signed up as Team Leader. I have been with Spark for 4 months. Trying to lose about 40 lbs. I am just under half way there. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 15:18:50 EST hello from Cairboo North http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x48584085 hi! <BR> I havn't looked around the forums much, thought I should! Nice to see some northern people around! I'm originally from the island, moved up north a few years ago and love it. Took awhile to get used to dealing with the cold, but love the lifestyle. <BR> Looking forward to chatting with other BC people! Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:15:33 EST Hi from Kamloops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x48442280 Hi everyone, I live in Kamloops with my wife and little boy, I'm looking to lose 100lbs over the next year. Sat, 9 Jun 2012 02:48:53 EST New to site, new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x46325715 Hi everyone! I'm a 52...well...53 (my b'day is in a wk), woman, living in Port Moody, BC. I've dieted all my life, up and down...and now I want to lose for my health, not for the appearance, although that will be nice. I am diabetic, have sleep apnea, degenerative disk disease, vertigo, whip lash and shoulder injury, bursitis in my hips, and now my doctor wants to test me for fibromyalgia. I'm hanging in...always been a fighter. I'm also a survivor of cervical cancer. <BR> <BR> I am looking ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:34:16 EST Enjoying the weather? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x46123294 I'm not. I hate the cold. Gives me more incentive to work out though, at least that warms me up haha. It was a high of -26 yesterday, what have your temps been like? Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:51:36 EST Question for all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x45069105 Could everone take a moment and come and let me know if you are still interested in keeping this team up and going - there has not been any activity in some time Mon, 14 Nov 2011 03:11:36 EST Question re this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x45023647 1st - want to say Hi and that I am from BC <BR> <BR> I came across this group and thought it would be interesting to connect with others from BC <BR> <BR> But now that I am here I see 2 things <BR> 1) when I joined it came up saying inactive team leader - so I sent a request to be one. I then clicked onto the home pages of all 3 current team leaderes - and noticed that 2 of them show no posting under the 'recent messages' when looking at their sparkpage. So my question is are Justmeredit... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:37:30 EST Hi from Vernon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x43898244 Actually, right now I'm in Tofino!! sitting in bed, drinking coffee, the sun is shining and this afternoon we're doing the zipline! My first time - I can't wait! <BR> <BR> Life is so grand!!! <BR> <BR> My goal is to maintain the weight, in the midst of erratic schedules, no gym... Don't stress is the trainer's advice - its a life style change!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:24:38 EST Trail Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x41813284 I want to start trail running, anyone know any good places to start around Surrey? <BR> <BR> Im kind of nervous to trail run, not because of the running but because of being alone on a trail... ya know? Sat, 14 May 2011 00:35:07 EST Hi from Campbell River http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x40806262 Hi, I am originally from Vancouver and moved to the Island from Abbotsford. Hope to meet some fellow Islanders.... <BR> Teena Sat, 26 Mar 2011 12:43:46 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x40805845 I'm in Smithers BC! Back to eating healthier and trying to find that motivation I had before Christmas to excersice. Sat, 26 Mar 2011 12:17:32 EST Who is Making Healthy Choices in 2011? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x40353032 Im making healthier choices this year and trying to get on track! <BR> Im drinking more water and going to the gym everyday. I still need to eat better, but I'm getting there!! <BR> What are you doing? Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:20:14 EST Vancouver Sun Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18910x565x40352817 Is anyone doing the Vancouver Sun run? Im going down from the Cariboo to run it again this year because I liked it so much last year. What about other races? Anyone doing any other races. Im thinking about do the Abbotsford Run for Water half marathon in May. <BR> <BR> What are you guys doing?!?! Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:07:37 EST Hi from Kamloops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x39090797 Hi Everyone... new here from Kamloops. I hope this community can help me to lose weight. I'm originally from Vancouver but moved to Kamloops last year. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 01:48:10 EST Cooking/eating for one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x38593811 I find it really hard to cook for one...any regular recipe will take me days and days to consume...no fun! Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:43:27 EST Heya from Burnaby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x38202442 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I know some of you from the other BC or Lower Mainland area teams, but I just found this one last week. <BR> <BR> I'm 23, living in Burnaby and I've lived around the Lower Mainland my whole life. I looove to travel (4 continents this year, baby!) and I'm aiming to lose about 95 lbs total (17.5 down so far). <BR> <BR> I've been with Spark a while, but only started using it seriously again October 11. The first time I used Spark I lost 20lbs, decided I could do it on my ... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:07:09 EST Hello from New West http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x37795722 34 F Born and raised in B.C., moved to New Westminster in May and am still trying to figure it out. *lol* Wouldn't mind a walking buddy once in awhile or someone to help keep each other motivated. I have fibromyalgia and out of shape so for now all I can handle is walking. I've tried this many times, this time I will succeed though. Sun, 7 Nov 2010 22:07:07 EST Anyone from Terrace? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x37615442 Hey, I'm looking for a buddy in Terrace. Anyone interested? Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:05:15 EST Hi From Parksville, Van Isle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x36432412 Hey just moved to the island looking for a buddy! Thu, 2 Sep 2010 00:13:09 EST CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x36343323 Anyone out there gonna do this run this year? Sun, 29 Aug 2010 01:12:57 EST anyone in kelowna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x34224840 looking for someone to go the gym in the morning or afternoons in the kelowna area.It would be great to have someone to workout with some times. <em>213</em> Tue, 18 May 2010 12:46:18 EST New exercise machine - Cardin Wave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x34186915 Has any tried this new equipment it is evil..it is like roller blading with weights on your feet. In the words of South Parks Cartman ouch my butt "seriously". Sun, 16 May 2010 22:26:14 EST Prince George! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x34022349 Sup guys & gals! I'm Tyler, 23 years old and I was born and raised in Prince George, BC! Joined the site to shed a few poundies, and get some input on my workouts! This site has already helped motivate me to lose 10 pounds :) Lookin' forward to BS'n with some of you. I'm big into music and playing guitar/piano so if there's any fellow musicians out there message me! Sun, 9 May 2010 17:00:24 EST Prince George! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x34022348 Sup guys & gals! I'm Tyler, 23 years old and I was born and raised in Prince George, BC! Joined the site to shed a few poundies, and get some input on my workouts! This site has already helped motivate me to lose 10 pounds :) Lookin' forward to BS'n with some of you. I'm big into music and playing guitar/piano so if there's any fellow musicians out there message me! Sun, 9 May 2010 17:00:21 EST Prince George! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x34022343 Sup guys & gals! I'm Tyler, 23 years old and I was born and raised in Prince George, BC! Joined the site to shed a few poundies, and get some input on my workouts! This site has already helped motivate me to lose 10 pounds :) Lookin' forward to BS'n with some of you. I'm big into music and playing guitar/piano so if there's any fellow musicians out there message me! Sun, 9 May 2010 17:00:02 EST Help with Travels to Victoria and Interior BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x33358266 Hi, I am hope to find some support for travels to the Island and Interior regions. I just hope that i could get some recommendations for places to eat that cater to Healthy eating. <BR> <BR> I generally am on the road 6-8 days a month, I find it hard to eat well and exercise regularly during these times. Hotel restaurants don't have menus that have vegetable matter, and are too high in fats. <BR> <BR> Your suggestion will be greatly appreciative. <BR> Sun, 11 Apr 2010 13:08:47 EST Hello, yes I'm new... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x33306710 Hi, <BR> I'm new and from the Cowichan Valley. <BR> Anyone close by to walk with? <BR> Jacquie Thu, 8 Apr 2010 22:47:28 EST Hi from Kamloops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x32947878 Just came across this group, just seeing if there are any other Kamloops sparkers out there as I am getting tired of my friends excuses and doing it by myself. Would love to meet a buddy to hit the pavement or gym with. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:38:15 EST Hey from Kelowna! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x32823958 Hey my follow BC-ers! <BR> <BR> My name's Dan... 26 years old in beautiful Kelowna, BC. Been here since 1992, with a 2 year vacation down in Burnaby while I went to college. <BR> <BR> I started losing weight back in January when I weighed in at 345. Just knew that was TOO MUCH! Down 30 pounds since then, and doing decently. <BR> <BR> Happy to meet y'all! Say hi! Fri, 19 Mar 2010 21:48:27 EST Hello from Lil' Old Burns Lake! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x32618584 Nice to see a Team for us BC people! Hope to meet some of you! Thu, 11 Mar 2010 15:34:27 EST Lisa from New westminster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x32413165 Hello, I am Lisa and I live in New West. I am originally from Montreal and moved to the west coast 2 years ago. I might be moving to Parksville though if my bf gets a job he applied for Wed, 3 Mar 2010 17:26:17 EST Hello from Walnut Grove, BC! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x32412920 Hello from beautiful Walnut Grove, located just outside of Langley BC! <BR> I have lived here for 4 years now and absolutely love it! This town is a VERY health conscience town to live in which is great... <BR> I live across the street from the Community Centre which has the gym, pool, and a host of other amneities! <BR> I have a home gym so try to use that but love going over to the pool and swimming laps... <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself and send a BIG HELLO to my fellow SPARK PEOP... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 17:16:50 EST Vancouver Sun Run 2010? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x31163557 Hello From Penticton, <BR> <BR> I am a 50 something teacher in the interior who has pledged to finally, finally lose the middle age flab and start training for the upcoming Vancouver Sun Run 10 km event on May 9th 2010. I've joined a local gym, got every diet regime book known to womankind and have decided that this year is my year! I want to retire in about two years when the real estate market improves and move to the Island to have a different pace of life. Anyone out there in cyber-sp... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 12:45:39 EST Hi from just west of Kamloops BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x31139499 I lost this weight years ago and kept it off for many years, then about 5 years ago something happened in my life and the weight is back. I want to loose it again. I felt so much better without the extra weight, I had more energy and got a lot more done. I know I have to get more active and I have to eat better, I have to eat meals or mini meals, not junk. Being extremely busy this is hard, but I need to do this for me. Sat, 16 Jan 2010 12:56:33 EST Anyone out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x31044411 Hello out there... <BR> <BR> Im Heather... and Im fat and unhealthy... obese is what the numbers say but I like the fat word better. <BR> Im on my way to being to finding a happy body weight and a healthy lifestyle and although I am the queen of sabotage, I am trying my darnedest to let the be the last time I yo yo back to an unhealthy me. Ive been trying spark on and off for a few years now but Ive decided that this is the year it works for me. <BR> <BR> I have three kids.... 10-14 and 16.... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:29:43 EST Hi from an Island Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x30781966 Hi Just signed up this morning. So fumbling my way around. <BR> Living on the north end of Vancouver Island. <BR> Pandora <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:20:07 EST Any interest for a walking group in south surrey? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x30437408 Hi - is anyone interested in a walking group in South Surrey/White Rock area? If so, let me know. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Michele Sun, 20 Dec 2009 19:38:03 EST Who else in the south of BC got snow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x29823786 I know that those further north have probably had snow already but this winter should be fun for those in the lower mainland. We got about an inch maybe 2 of snow last night and it is still hanging around (slowly melting now). <BR> <BR> I'm actually kind of happy to see it (I lived in Fort St John for almost 8 years and loved it) but I know that with the first snow comes the first wave of accidents. <BR> <BR> Stay warm and have fun! Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:33:10 EST Victorian new to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x29737528 <BR> So I am new to this and thought I would try it out. I am 36 and a father of 2 and a step dad to 4 others so we have 6 kids full time with us and it is a crazy little world we live in. It can be frustrating but on the other hand it is so much fun also. <BR> <BR> I have always been the short fat guy, I want to change that to the Short FIT guy. I have always played sports and been an active person. I have set many athletic goals and always done those all though they were just to finish. A... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 12:54:52 EST Walking Buddy - Central BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x28432371 Hi All: I was wondering if there is anyone from Vanderhoof who would like to set up a walking schedule. I enjoy walking, however, its boring on my own and it would be fun to walk with someone. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:30:33 EST Hi from Prince George http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x27638702 Hello <em>213</em> <BR> I've tried SP before, but never for a long time. I am more dedicated to lose the weight this time, about 40lbs, and hope joining a few groups might help. <BR> Tara Tue, 11 Aug 2009 18:25:30 EST Hello from the Fraser Valley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x27093148 My name is Nicole I currently reside in the Fraser Valley region of BC and lived in the Peace River Region for 8 years. <BR> <BR> I am working on my one month with SP and have noticed a difference in my attitude with all the great encouragement here. Even though my hubby has been telling me most of the same stuff for almost 20 years now. <BR> <BR> I am a 37 year old mother of two girls whom I'm trying to give a positive role model to and so far don't think I have. My oldest is 14 and my y... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:05:52 EST Hi from Powell River http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x25742871 Happy that I found this Sparkteam. Hoping to meet & make some new friends, so we may encourage one another on our journey ~ <BR> <BR> Liz Fri, 22 May 2009 15:35:39 EST Hi from a Kelowna newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x25453711 Hi everyone. I'm a widow of 2 yrs. wanting to shed a few pounds that I've put on with the stress of the past few years. I was a caregiver for my hubby of 43 yrs. for only 8 mos. prior to his passing from cancer. I'm hoping you will give me the support I need to get on with my life and off with my weight. Thanks. Mon, 11 May 2009 16:16:26 EST Hi from Mission, BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x24922097 Just signed up a couple of weeks ago. Taking a bit of getting used to all the great things this sight offers. But I'm learning & working through some eating issues, sleeping issues & exercise issues. All with my sense of humor. Started of the first few days checking all my nutrition - calories, proteins etc. & then slipped already into a sloppy pattern, but I am aware of it now & am prepared for some accountability from team members. Need to keep posting & welcome imput & any help along t... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 03:24:55 EST Act Now BC: pledge & enter to win Olympic tickets! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x22962969 <link>www.actnowbc.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> Check out BC's very own website dedicated to healthy living. Take the challenge and make three pledges to a healthier life or world, and you could win tickets to the Olympics! A good resource and a nice incentive... just wanted to share. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 15:27:31 EST Abbotsford but don't let that fool you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x22286691 Hi everyone. I now live in Abbotsford but I have lived basically all over the place. Regina, Brandon, St. Catherines, Whitehorse, and Fort St John. Now we are finally settled in Abbotsford. I am still working casual although I have tried to retire three times now without much luck. Love animals and own, one of each: dog, cat and horse which keep me busy. I also love gardening and try to oil paint. Nice to be on site. <BR> <BR> Donna Mon, 26 Jan 2009 18:48:29 EST HI All, I am new and will be to BC too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x21923366 HI everyone <BR> I am Ember, originally from Wales UK. Then to Ontario for 19 years, now I am in Idaho US with my hubby and daughter, and we have to leave, soon - the recession has hit here pretty badly!! <BR> We have chosen BC as it's still close enough to come home for hubby and many other reasons as well. <BR> I am wondering if anyone can give me some good advice as to where to land.look for a nice rental home etc. jobs etc? We are planning soon, 6 weeks or so - but don't want a large cit... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 03:55:07 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x21265930 As you new co-leader, I wish everyone a happy and successful year. In our goals, a stable, maintained weight and healthy living style are on top....right? <BR> I hope that 2009 brings you all your dreams. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>220</em> <BR> Louise Mon, 29 Dec 2008 19:54:16 EST Hello , just discovered this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x19973902 Hello <BR> <BR> I am from vancouver and glad i found this team to connect with, i have been with sparkpeople for about a year now and I am serious about getting to goal weight. hope to make some friends to give support and get motivated. Thu, 6 Nov 2008 01:41:44 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x19919017 Hello, from prince George! Tue, 4 Nov 2008 09:56:59 EST Hello all from the cold north of BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x16081793 It was so nice to see so many Canadian teams, but this one seems right up my ally! I am back on the web so I can once again jump in to SP. I am truely ready for the change and all though I know it won't be easy or a short road, I am here to start it! I hope to encourage you all on your journey! <em>247</em> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:04:24 EST SparkBABY - Just starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x15903487 Hi there from Maple Ridge & Mission, BC. I'm excited to get started with SparkPeople. Just thought I'd lighten the mood with this little message I just received. It will give you some idea of the weather we've been having this first half of June! <BR> <BR> A curious fellow died one day and found himself waiting in the long line of judgment. As he stood there he noticed that some souls were allowed to march right through the pearly gates into Heaven. Others though, were led over to Satan w... Tue, 17 Jun 2008 20:49:01 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x15170344 Hi all <BR> <BR> I am a nursing student living in burnaby and going to BCIT! Nice to find a local group!! I joined spark a year or so ago but didnt stick with it... but this time I think it is going to work. I have the added motivation that I want to get pregnant shortly after finishing school and want to be a healthy weight by then! That and working in health care i want to set a good example for people... <BR> <BR> So I hope to meet some people and that we can support each other!! Fri, 23 May 2008 15:45:41 EST Pam from Summerland New to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x14586465 Hi my name is Pam and I suffer from Depression and Anxiety. I have no motivation to get out of bed or my house. Help any suggestions. Fri, 2 May 2008 16:16:04 EST New to Sparks and BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x14527085 Hello. I've lost 9lbs. since moving here in July just from having to walk uphill most of the time. No wonder BC'ers are so healthy! I have at least 30 more pounds to go and need a little more support and especially more motivation. I am 46 with high blood pressure and am beginning to experience some of the lovely effects of being perimenopausal. Thank God for having a sense of humour. I love this site and look forward to being part of your team. Wed, 30 Apr 2008 22:10:31 EST Kami Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x12283102 Hello, new to this group. I've been with SP sinces Jan 24 and have lost 10lbs already. I love all the information and tracking. I have dial-up so everything takes forever but at least it keeps me away from the Food. I live outside Kamloops on a small hobby farm and loved to garden and keep active by doing activities. I am not a gym goer, maybe one day. I find it boring. Does anybody else? Glad I found another BC group, Proud and lucky to live in such a GREAT Place. Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:02:42 EST Unexpected Benefits of Getting Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x12124494 Hey all of you BC folks... I'm curious to know what, if any, unexpected benefits you have noticed with this lifestyle change (besides getting fit, having energy, and losing weight). What else has changed in your life? I wonder about this because one thing I've noticed is that I actually cook meals every day, and not even just supper, sometimes my lunch or breakfast. And not only that, I am enjoying cooking. Before this lifestyle switch, I HATED cooking and avoided it like the plague... which ... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 14:51:50 EST Hi I am Angie from the East Kootenays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x11996907 I live in a small country town in the East Kootenays. <BR> I am so determined this time to do it. I need to change my lifestyle NOW as I know the older we get the harder it can be to lose weight. <BR> My biggest goal is to be under 200 if possible before my husband and I sail off from Vancouver on May 11 for an Alaskan cruise to celebrate our 25th wedding Anniversary. <BR> So far I love spark people, I have lost 6 lbs thus far and am getting back into excercising again after a few week bre... Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:43:33 EST Hello from the Hoof http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x11848528 Looking for liked minded people in Vanderhoof to join me in my journey to wellness! Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:39:57 EST Snow, snow and more snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x11692444 We had another 6 inches of snow last night. The weather has been -20 or so and the Prince George ice jam has grown another 3 km. They have this cool amphibious excavator trying to break the ice, but it is growing back as fast as they can break it. Sat, 26 Jan 2008 16:12:44 EST Hello from PG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x11507501 Hi. My name is Anita and I live in Prince George, the current ice jam capital of BC. The weather thaws and the ice moves, now it is -20, so the ice will jam up again. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of weight to lose and am somewhat disabled with arthritis and fibromyalgia, but there is a way around that to weight loss, I'm sure. This is my year! Mon, 21 Jan 2008 01:47:31 EST Wanting a walking partner in Burnaby Metrotown are http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x11353229 Wow, it has been forever since I have been on this site even this group. Just finally got settled in a new city, new job and new apartment. Now is that time to get motivated to lose weight. I need a walking partner that is near the Metrotown area. Send me a sparkmail if you are interested:D Wed, 16 Jan 2008 05:20:35 EST New to BC, New to this Group, and new to site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x11027966 I am so glad my friend told me about this site. It is great. Then I had a welcome message on my SparkPage from someone else in this BC group. I just moved 3 months ago to Qualicum Beach, on Vanc. Island, from freezing cold Calgary. I'm excited that I have crocusses already coming up in my garden. That's new for me. So, with all of the new stuff, I have resolved to lose weight and become healthy. Quitting smoking (4 days til my quit date), lost two pounds already, and have been exercising dail... Sun, 6 Jan 2008 19:16:19 EST BC Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x9235384 Hey there BC people. How are you all enjoying our fall monsoon season? How is it affecting your exercise and eating? I know that I have struggled this weekend with the gloominess. Rain Rain Rain..... <BR> Take care, Carmen Mon, 1 Oct 2007 11:42:09 EST walking buddy in central vancouver area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x9097844 Hi all. I'm somewhat new to SP. I'm 28 (for a little while longer!) and here because I want to change my lifestyle now as opposed to when I'm 50 and I have to :) I started in August and had an AMAZING week. I went on holidays for the next week and totally fell off the wagon. I'm back on it. I wonder if anyone living in central Vancouver is interested in meeting up for walks? I don't drive, so I'm into walking around west side Van or downtown/ sea wall. Let me know if you are game by pos... Mon, 24 Sep 2007 12:46:32 EST Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x9045980 This worldwide event is taking place this week September 15 -23 2007. <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever participated? <BR> <BR> This is the perfect opportunity for families, school groups, community groups, and concerned individuals to get involved in a hands-on conservation program. It provides a chance to become involved with an activity that has a real, measurable effect in the environment both locally and globally. Cleanups are more than just collecting trash, they are examples of communities ... Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:31:25 EST Hello from Sunny Penticton! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x8922309 Hi Everyone! What a great site, I couldn't believe I stumbled on it and all for free, what a beautiful gift. So far I've seen someone from Kelowna and another from Kamloops. If there is anyone is the Penticton area, I've just started an online group through Yahoo groups, called "walkinginpenticton". Here is the link: <BR> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/walkinginp<BR>enticton/ <BR> The intention is for people to find a buddy or walking partners in the area they live in. They can decide where th... Sat, 15 Sep 2007 12:45:45 EST Newbie #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x8795886 This is my 1st day on the diet....so far so good!! <BR> I'm from the sunny Okanagan!! It's sunny and about 25C, got to love it!!! <em>67</em> <em>249</em> Sun, 9 Sep 2007 15:19:00 EST Another newbie from BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x8716912 Hi there, <BR> <BR> How wonderful that there is a team for British Columbians. <BR> My name is Carmen. I have been a member of Spark People since January 2007. I lost 30 pounds fairly quickly but then plateaued, cheated and got quite lazy over the summer (did we even have one?). <BR> I am back on track. <BR> About me: I joined because I was overweight, struggle with fibromyalgia and was extremely sick all of last winter. I realized that I had to get with it. I am back on track because I re... Wed, 5 Sep 2007 14:20:28 EST newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x565x7201693 Good morning BC spark people...I'm Brenda and i live in the far north east corner of the province...Mile 300 on the Alaska Highway to be more exact. I belong to another Canadian group Call Healthy Canada, but this is great to find just a BC group. I hope to chat with all of you over the next while. <BR> <BR> I started my program On October 1st 2006 and todate (June 19th 2007) i have gone from 224lbs to 165 as of this morning...i still have about 20 lbs to loose and they are coming off slow... Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:56:19 EST Wed night walking/jogging club... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x7026104 Is anyone in the GVRD (Vancouver, Burnaby, New West, North Van) areas interested in starting a wed. night walking/jogging club. We could meet for 6:30 and go for a walk/jog like: Central Park, the skytrain route, Stanley park or whatever...Central Park is my favourite as it is a beautiful park with lots of routes. Afterwards, if we like we could do coffee or something. Sat, 9 Jun 2007 11:22:57 EST Off topic - big favour to ask... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x6478926 My son, Joshua and I entered a look a like contest with our local radio station (KBS) and are one of the finalists... (a Mother's Day thing) now it's up to the general public to vote for the one they think is the best - PLEASE VOTE FOR US...!!! Please click on the link below or copy and paste it into a new window and vote for Josh and I (#7 Bullock)! It has to be done today as the winner will be announced tomorrow. Please... it will only take you 30 seconds. Just click the link below, scroll... Fri, 11 May 2007 00:33:31 EST City Chase - Vancouver May 12th, 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x6029703 Has anyone heard of City Chase and, if so, are you going? I'm really intrigued with the whole thing, but am unsure about it. <BR> <BR> http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?<BR>raceId=2690 Mon, 16 Apr 2007 23:42:01 EST weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5974305 Hi everyone. Just a quick note to say hi and let yall know I am keeping you in my prayers for a successful weekend. <BR> <BR> Stay on track!! <BR> <BR> God Bless <BR> Sherri <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Apr 2007 19:22:55 EST GO CANUCKS!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5944675 LOL I will be the one to start this and see how long we can be entertained. So much of my life was centered around the Canucks -- and I am pleased to see them do well and I enjoy the energy coming from Vancouver right now in support of these guys. <BR> <BR> So GO CANUCKS!!!! That was a kick-butt game last night keep it up!!! Thu, 12 Apr 2007 11:20:55 EST weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5842568 hope everyone has a great weekend and stays on track. Happy Easter to all <BR> <BR> <BR> God Bless <BR> Sherri <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Apr 2007 21:15:45 EST Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5792776 “The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs and ham breakfast: the chicken was ‘involved’ the pig was ‘committed’.” <BR> <BR> God Bless <BR> Sherri Wed, 4 Apr 2007 14:51:32 EST 5K...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5663063 Just wondering, anyone from Abby doing the 5k??? I am going to give it a whirl and was hoping there might be a couple others that may want to join me....walking outside that is, there is no way I am in shape to run, lol. <BR> If anyone is thinking of doing it and doesn't know how they are going to count out 5K, I was told to go to The Running Room, they have routes all marked out already. <BR> <BR> Hope I can get a buddy or two, will make it more interesting and maybe a bit easier to have t... Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:55:24 EST What is a "sticky topic" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5523207 This may be a silly question but I keep seeing "sticky topic" on various boards but I have no idea what it means. Can someone tell me. Thanks. Wed, 21 Mar 2007 15:19:55 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5511719 Just joined this group today, just found it, guess I should have looked for a BC group when I joined SP, anyway, my name is Sherri and I live in Abbotsford, married 4 kids and have been on SP for a couple of months now, have had a few setbacks but am trying to get back on track and finish losing this weight <BR> <BR> heres hoping for better weather to get out and walk!! Wed, 21 Mar 2007 03:56:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5419655 <em>213</em> <BR> My name is Lisa. I just joined SparkPeople today. I am doing the Jorge Cruise "8 minutes in the morning" program to try to take off my baby weight (my 'baby' is eight!). I have about 35 pounds to take off and I really need to tone up. I just quit smoking January first and have put on 10 since then so I realllly need to boost my metabolism! Hope to get to know some of you better! Bye for now. Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:11:44 EST Anyone from the Shuswap Area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5197274 Hi. I'm new to this team, but have been here at SparkPeople since the end of December and have lost 21 pounds so far. Love the support and resources found here. So, I am wondering if there are others from the Shuswap area that get together for exercise and checking up, etc? Sat, 3 Mar 2007 13:53:20 EST Nanaimo newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x5122015 Hi everyone. I started SP about a month ago and it's really a packed site, lots of good articles and I love the food tracking system. I think keeping track of calories, carbs, fats and proteins is really important, but usually such a hassle you stop after a couple of days. But this is fantastic. Anyone out there in Nanaimo would be interested in a buddy? I sure hope so - I really need the support and I would love to give the support to someone else. I'm a pretty good walker, not working ... Tue, 27 Feb 2007 14:16:02 EST hiking and walking on the lower island..any ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4968221 Hey... I'm getting bored with my usual walks in victoria..... With a pomx I can't go too hardcore she only lasts for an hour and a half.... any good suggestions? Sun, 18 Feb 2007 19:24:36 EST looking for a buddy, any takers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4909963 Im looking for a buddy who can help keep me on track when I feel like straying, to be accountable to, and to chat about the highs and lows we experience. If this sounds like something you want as well, send me a sparkmail, and we will get started. <BR> <BR> Shanna <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 14 Feb 2007 17:01:06 EST how does everyone stay motivated/get motivated? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4870429 Just wanted to know what people do for motivation. Its one of my weak spots, so any tips would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Shanna <em>247</em> Mon, 12 Feb 2007 14:41:12 EST Which diets? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4852939 What diets are people using to help them lose weight? I'm on the GI Diet, which I love. I've found it so much easier than everything else, and I can actually eat nearly everything that I like! Sun, 11 Feb 2007 14:34:01 EST How do I get a recipe onto the meal tracking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4797111 I would like to make a recipe I found on Spark, and I saved it to my favorites. But now when I go to enter it on my meal tracking - do I have to enter all of the numbers manually, or is there a way to get the recipe listed on the food listings. It sure will be a tedious procedure if they all have to be manually entered, <BR> Thanks for any help anyone can offer Wed, 7 Feb 2007 20:24:38 EST New From Vancouver Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4795590 <em>250</em> Is anyone out there from Nanaimo way? I have been messing around with Spark People for a couple of months, but not seriously. I decieded today was the day and I started investigating. I found the nutrition page today and couldn't believe it. There is any kind of food you can think of, and you can add your own. Haven't done anything else today but play with that. Big problem coming up, going to a special dinner in Duncan. Huge menu. I will have to use this as a socila oc... Wed, 7 Feb 2007 18:38:25 EST Any Weight Watchers out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4730247 Hey, <BR> <BR> I'm new to spark - I just completed my first week. I have been a weight watchers member for the last year or so. It is working for me weight wise (as long as I manage to follow the program that is!) but what I like about spark is that I am actually learning to eat better - based on what my body needs rather than how many points I have left. Just wondering if there are any other current or former WW folk that might offer some advice on transitioning from WW to SP. <BR> Sat, 3 Feb 2007 21:57:21 EST babyweig ht...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4720106 hi everyone im new... just wanted to get involved and see if there are any members in my area (Prince George)...i am 22, and i have an 8 month old baby boy, and still have the 60 lbs i gained with his pregnancy. i just started going to the gym on jan 18 so far... i have been good with eating healthy, and drinking water is the easy part going to the gym 5 days a week is also going good but i need motivation!!! i've just been kicking my self in the butt to go... and i'm just afraid my efforts w... Sat, 3 Feb 2007 04:02:32 EST Hello, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4709427 Hi, just started with sp, loving it so far. I live in the north-central interior. Just looking to introduce my self...maybe find a buddie. Thanks everyone. <BR> Kay <em>213</em> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 12:32:43 EST Feb Challenge -- lower my sweets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4690085 Ok so I decided to challenge myself and hope others join if sweets are their downfall. I am going through some personal issues this week (as I do the end of every Jan). I turn to sweets -- last night I mindlessly ate 5 cookies and had several squares of dark chocolate. I don't feel good after and I need to stop this now. I know we can't limit sugar completely but I am going to do my best to lower my intake. <BR> <BR> My challenge is to record my sugar intake and what success I had in avo... Thu, 1 Feb 2007 13:07:15 EST I am new - can anyone help me please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4593358 Hi all-I think the first day on Spark I found a section where you could log snow shoveling, sports, household activities etc. But now i cannot locate it anymore. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Does anyone know where and how I can find this area again?Thanks <BR> <BR> I am from the Schuswap. Am really enjoying Spark so far too Fri, 26 Jan 2007 13:58:34 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4519037 Hi, I am Ashley-Jaye. I am 21 and I was born in Nanimo. We moved around BC until 1999, when we then moved to Alberta, yuck. I still call BC my home and hope to one day move back. I am married and we vacation in BC for 2 weeks every year, as all of my other family is there. I miss the mountains so bad this time of year. So that is the short version of my story. Good luck with all your weight loss. Later Ash Mon, 22 Jan 2007 12:42:52 EST Your body is amazing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4479911 Someone posted this on another health board I visit, and I wanted to pass it along: <BR> <BR> I never stop being amazed at how incredibly adaptive our bodies are. You ask your body to do something, and it finds a way to do it! Ask your biceps to lift a heavier weight, and your body responds by sending reinforcements to those muscles. Ask your body to run an extra half-mile, and it responds by strengthening your lungs and becoming more efficient with oxygen control. Ask your brain to learn a ... Fri, 19 Jan 2007 14:28:25 EST newbie lower mainland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4419958 Hello, <BR> Just a short note, living in the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area. Glad to see there is a BC group here. <BR> just signed on to this site last night during my night shift. Hoping to make some good connections,friends, buddies. <BR> I thought in my 40's I try and see what "normal" weight looks and feel like. I think I have been hiding behind my fat for years, and I can be so much more. <BR> I'm following weight watchers. I tried all the diets out there. More so than a diet I ne... Tue, 16 Jan 2007 09:59:26 EST BC's first Challenge for 2007 - Veggies!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4393951 Starting Mon Jan 15 I challenge all my BC friends to participate in this challenge. I personally find myself doing all that I can to ensure I eat my fruits and veggies each day but there are times I fall short (does popcorn count as a veggie???) <BR> <BR> Here is a similar one I found on Spark People I am sure they don't mind us reusing them for our team purpose. <BR> <BR> For the next two weeks The goal of this challenge is to get at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies each day. Check ... Sun, 14 Jan 2007 20:34:43 EST awesome!!! a local group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4352024 <em>213</em> hello BCer's. what a great year to lose weight...lol...at least thats what im telling myself right now! Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. My name is Casandra,25,married, 4 boys. Im residing here in Surrey, BC. I also wanted to wish everyone great luck in their quest to lose weight! <BR> CHEERS! Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:11:50 EST fraser valley? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4313638 im in the fraser valley...anyone else? <BR> <BR> <BR> just curious... <BR> <BR> ana Tue, 9 Jan 2007 22:59:07 EST Challenge Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4309231 A few of us on the Group forum have discussed starting a new Challenge (what a unique idea). We should make it tangible and with so many of us living within close proximity there could also the reward of meeting up say once a quarter. Lower Mainland, Okanagan, Island -- etc etc. Don't want to leave people out and we will try to make any meetups geographically easy. <BR> <BR> Who's interested? As we have all learned on this journey weight loss is made up of several components -- some are e... Tue, 9 Jan 2007 18:22:23 EST Hot Yoga places http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4269461 I am looking for hot yoga locations near and in Surrey and White Rock. Or maybe even langley????? I know of one in White Rock Called Bikram's Hot Yoga. It is on 152nd street and 17th ave in Surrey (right across the line from White Rock). I am not exactly thrilled with it so does anyone know of other Hot Yoga places close to that? Shoot they actually changed their name. It is no longer Bikram's Hot Yoga in White Rock it is West Coast Hot Yoga. Sun, 7 Jan 2007 17:26:28 EST Langley Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4227199 Hello all. I am 28, marrried with 2 kids and 3 furbabies, living in Langley and I wish I wish I wish there were people that lived near me to help lose this weight with. I have a goal of over 50lbs by September and I am due in Mexico at the end of july early august and I really want to look good. Thu, 4 Jan 2007 21:14:58 EST New to your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4192130 As you may have guessed I am from the Okanagan, more sepcifically the center of the Okanagan Valley. Tue, 2 Jan 2007 21:05:51 EST Happy New Year!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4182211 This was sent to me by a very special friend . <BR> <BR> Happy New Year Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> RECIPE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR <BR> <BR> Take twelve whole months, <BR> Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and <BR> jealousy, <BR> Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.Now cut each month <BR> into twenty-eight, thirty, orthirty-one different parts,but don't make up <BR> the whole batch at once. <BR> Prepare it one day at a time out of thes... Tue, 2 Jan 2007 06:15:52 EST The voice in my head has to be beaten! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4172895 Hi there, <BR> <BR> Newbie here, Day 3 - fancy starting just before New Years Eve? Well, it did force me to only have one glass of alcohol and I tried to hold back on the snackies. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to find my groove to make the change and take control but a problem for me is the voice in my head that says <BR> "I know, I shouldn't eat this, but whatever, I'm so far away from my goal and let's face it, I deserve it after the day I've had, no, don't eat it, you are stronger than this, t... Mon, 1 Jan 2007 10:35:53 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4080692 I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas <BR> <em>144</em> Wed, 20 Dec 2006 06:46:36 EST B.C Lower Mainland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x4024590 Ive started a group called B.C Lower Mainland and I would like to invite everyone from this group to my new B.C group. <em>213</em> Wed, 13 Dec 2006 04:03:56 EST Have you a Christmas memory? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3964084 I remember the very first Christmas memory was with my new parents and I was 6 and 1/2 years old. <BR> I had been just picked up from the orphanage in November and trying to adjust to a new family <BR> My mum was a school teacher and the xmas tree was in the school. The teacherage was added on to the school so we didn't have far to go to school. <BR> The tree was over 8 feet tall and I thought that it was the biggest tree I had ever seen. All the students made home made ornaments for it <... Wed, 6 Dec 2006 07:23:46 EST BC TOONIE TOSS II - weigh in Dec.2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3951220 Caity didn't post, so here it is Mon, 4 Dec 2006 23:40:56 EST BC is the best place in the world.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3859440 I'm sure you've all seen those TV commercials that talk about how BC is the best place in the world. I thought we could start a thread that talks about the BEST things to do for fitness in BC and the best places to do them. I think we are all so priviledged to live in such a temperate climate (especially in the lower mainland)where exercising outside all year round is possible... maybe a little soggy at times...but definately possible if you chose to (I know that I hate the gym...I'd much ... Fri, 24 Nov 2006 19:50:49 EST BC TOONIE TOSS II - weigh in 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3850020 Here goes for week three Thu, 23 Nov 2006 00:07:54 EST Hoodia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3745225 Has any one tried it? What were your results? <BR> <BR> I know there are multiple posts about this topic i have read them all.... i have heard all the negative comments already. I need to know how many are taking it... i need the positive feedback Fri, 10 Nov 2006 21:42:52 EST BC TOONIE TOSS II - Nov 18 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3683738 Week 3 weigh in (Nov 12 -18) Sat, 4 Nov 2006 00:59:48 EST BC TOONIE TOSS II - Nov 11 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3683734 Week two (from Nov 3 - Nov 11) weigh in 11/11 <BR> <em>193</em> Sat, 4 Nov 2006 00:58:24 EST BC TOONIE TOSS II----NOV 1 - DEC 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3682593 okay here we go again <BR> <BR> SW: 149 <BR> Current jar count: 11 toonies <BR> <BR> Let the challenge begin <BR> <em>249</em> Fri, 3 Nov 2006 21:10:49 EST New to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3665580 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I just joined and am struggling to lose <BR> <BR> I was in BC for 3 months this summer I lost over 14 pounds and now back home I have gained it all back <BR> Hubby and I are moving to BC in 23 months --the day he retires and I can hardly wait <BR> <BR> Till then i struggle to even get out and walk <BR> I feel like a yo-yo --up one week and down the next never getting anywhere. <BR> Thank you <em>146</em> Thu, 2 Nov 2006 07:09:41 EST Anyone from the Kootenays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3623164 Hi, it seems that there are quite a few people from Vancouver and that area, just wondering if there are any people from around the West Kootenays, I live in Trail,BC..... <BR> <BR> Sarah <em>213</em> Fri, 27 Oct 2006 20:28:59 EST How do you gain control? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3611490 Im finding it harder and harder to gain control of my eating habits! The more i say no to it the more i want it and the want wins over all!! Im just wondering how you all conquer this, will it eventually go away? Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:16:32 EST Curves!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3587498 I just started Curves today!! I love it! Is there anyone else here that goes to Curves? Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:57:20 EST Duhhhhhhh lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3509259 I didn't even think to look fer some local folks..... OMG THIS IS GREAT..... ... Hello Fellow BC'ers... How is your weight loss going.... ?... see you all on the boards!!!! <em>244</em> Fri, 13 Oct 2006 19:56:47 EST Anyone from Surrey?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3449691 I just got to thinking...is there anyone else on Spark that lives in Surrey? Fri, 6 Oct 2006 11:49:29 EST Newbie here in Burnaby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3406443 Looking forward to being a part of this group! Sun, 1 Oct 2006 15:35:28 EST Sick of everything http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3403529 well guys... I dont think i am too serious of loosing weight... my brother in law and his gf are constantly putting me down so it manages to make me upset and i dont want to do anything... I just want to sit around and eat my heart out... It is really sad to be honest... I am 21 years old... what happened to me being skinny like the good old days... need some support Sun, 1 Oct 2006 02:24:07 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3380325 Hello all I live in Maple Ridge BC and look foreward to getting to know anyone in here Wed, 27 Sep 2006 18:39:47 EST Another newbie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3333164 Hi all!! I must say im loving this site!! What great articles and people it seems to have!! I wish I had found it sooner!! I used to be a low carber and lost a ton of weight on it, but now that im in my last 20ish or so pounds to go I wasnt losing any more low carbing and I wasnt eating enough. Now that Ive found SP I am losing again and learning how to eat properly and exercise properly and am dropping weight fast again. Pretty exciting times!! Glad to be here, and hoping to meet some people... Thu, 21 Sep 2006 12:22:30 EST How many inches have you lost? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3293177 Since staring with Spark last month, I have been keeping track of inches lost: <BR> -1 chest <BR> -1 waist <BR> -1 hips <BR> -0.5 thigh <BR> -0.25 arm <BR> For a total of 3.75 inches lost in about a month and a half. I guess it's not a huge loss, but I feel much better for it. Are you proud of your lost inches also? Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:02:23 EST Hi all, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3221263 Hello there, I live on Vancouver Island and am excited to find a team for BC'ers. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being a part of the team! I have to get to work now but I will try and check in later and check stuff out. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Wed, 6 Sep 2006 13:19:05 EST Info on triathalons in BC WA, OR please?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3173390 Hi <BR> I am interested in a mini-triathalon. If you have a website, or know a group that you can drop me info on that would be great! <BR> Thanks!!! Tue, 29 Aug 2006 14:19:54 EST new to team / new to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3151196 hey guys - <BR> <BR> just wanted to give a wave out to y'all in beautiful bc - my friend sent me this website a few days ago and i'm amazed at just how much you can get out of it. <BR> <BR> looking forward to seeing you all on here in some shape or form. <BR> <BR> james Fri, 25 Aug 2006 11:20:24 EST No Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3124153 Well I gained so my ticker is not changing... fallen somewhere... fiance and i are gonna quit drinking alcohol for a month which is until the hockey preseason games start:D Mon, 21 Aug 2006 01:46:22 EST Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3117667 Does anyone know of organized running groups that meet for free weekly runs in the Surrey area? I'm currently doing this with the Running Room, but they will be moving to White Rock in February. I find that if I don't go with a group/friend, I find it harder to commit to doing the runs. I'm currently jogging 10 minutes walking 1 minute - twice, so that's only 20 minutes of actual jogging. But the pace that I'm going, is actually like a brisk walk, so I would have to join a beginners group... Sat, 19 Aug 2006 14:17:50 EST Summerland BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3048444 hello...as we sit and reflect n our lives ,,and realize how far weve come ,,we see ow that thee is so much more to us then we new,,there is our families our kids ,,,ourselves ,,,and as each day ends ,,we can see the acomplishements weve made in that day .... Mon, 7 Aug 2006 12:08:54 EST BC Challenge Toonie Toss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x3015346 Hey <BR> lets keep our Toonie Toss Challenge on a separate thread so we don't aggravate the others? <BR> <BR> SW - 154 <BR> GW - 138 <BR> BC Toonie Toss (July 28 - Labour Day) Tue, 1 Aug 2006 12:48:20 EST BC - British Columbia Spark People! Group Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x565x1897147 This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "BC - British Columbia Spark People!" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> This is for anyone in BC, Canada! Anyone is welcome as long as you have some tie to British Columbia, Canada! Sun, 2 Apr 2006 18:07:29 EST