SparkPeople Greenville, South Carolina Team Messageboard A Gathering place for people from Greenville, SC to meet, greet, and support one another. SparkPeople Greenville, South Carolina Team Messageboard What works for YOU! Post suggestions here... For me, this seems to work... <BR> 1. No big calories Mon - Thurs (no sugar, no alcohol, no bread/pasta or other processed carbs, no empty calories. REALLY keep to the lowest of your daily limit on these days.) <BR> 2. Enjoy the weekend, but continue to avoid pastas, sauces, desserts, limit alcohol to one drink per night, IF OUT WITH FRIENDS. <BR> 3. Do an ACTIVE fun thing one day during the weekend (swim, paddle, hike...) Fri, 7 Aug 2015 08:18:46 EST Favorite Places to Walk/ Bike/ Run The northern terminus of the Swamp Rabbit Trail to Cleveland Park - mostly downhill - is just shy of 14 miles. An hour's ride on a road bike - with a stop at Spill The Beans on Main Street for coffee. Sun, 31 May 2015 08:20:13 EST Upstate Restaurant reviews for dieters Grill Marks - great food, good service, nothing sensible to eat. Tue, 26 May 2015 07:18:00 EST Snow and Time Change Hi everyone. Did you get snow overnight? I woke up just after 6:30 and turned on the local news. All the weather people were on except Dale. Chris was up at Furman saying there was 3 inches of snow on the grass. John and Pamela were in the studio showing all the areas that were getting snow. I looked out my balcony doors and there was snow on the ground. I live off Roper Mountain so I know a large part of Greenville got snow. <BR> <BR> Also wanted to remind everyone that the time changes ton... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 10:54:51 EST Suggestions to visualize progress Saw some great suggestions from the leader of another team for ways to visualize progress. <BR> <BR> Marble Jars: one for pounds lost, one for pounds to go <BR> <BR> Rubber Band Ball: add a band for each day on Spark streak, or each day of exercise, or each pound lost <BR> <BR> Dollar Jar: Put in a dollar for each day on Spark streak or each day of exercise, spend on something special when you reach a certain amount $25, $50, $100 <BR> <BR> Big Clothes Selfies: Save the largest item fr... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:25:26 EST Apology & Team photo Hope you are all looking forward to the Independence Day holiday and have great plans. Just wanted to apologize for not being active on the team for a while. I really haven't been paying enough attention to what is going on in fitness in Greenville lately. <BR> <BR> Also, wanted to let you know I've posted a team photo finally. The photo is one I took from Liberty Bridge with my cell phone last July 4th (2013). Finally got it e-mailed to myself so I could use it for a team photo. Don't know... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:06:58 EST Water Walk Saturday 3/29 Furman is having a Water Walk on Saturday. In this walk you carry water around Furman Lake to simulate how most people in the developing world have walk to find drinkable water. If you want more information on this go to <link><BR>alk-to-take-place-march-29/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is really cool. I'm seriously thinking of driving up to Furman (where I normally go just on class days) to participate. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:34:33 EST Great resource Sorry it's been so long since I've sent anything out. I'm job hunting and just get busy. <BR> <BR> There's a great magazine that is a wonderful resource for activities in the upstate. It's called Go and I pick up my copy at the PAC (Physical Activity Center) on the Furman campus. It has fitness tips and articles about events here in the upstate. In the back of every issue is an event calendar. <BR> <BR> Also check out go-green events. <link> </link> It show... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:56:19 EST I was lost but found I am so glad there is a local team(sort of ,I live in Duncan)I have gotten my goals set and ready to go.I have been side track by depression from this chronic back pain and sciatica it is so painful but not like the stroke i had in 2012.I have made my resolved to beat this with all the help from you all. <em>244</em> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:26:16 EST Saturday January 18, 2014 There are 2 events on January 18th that you may be interested in. If the long term forecast on is correct the day should be sunny with a high of 49 degrees. <BR> <BR> First is the Greenville News Run Downtown 5K. You can get more information here: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If you want something that is a different type of workout that helps the community there is the Pleasant Ridge Trail Day. For more information go here: <BR> <link>... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 14:30:09 EST New year and getting back on track Hi guys... Been on sabbatical from spark for some time now. I work 2 jobs and take care of my mom who has alzheimers. Still cleaning up from the tornado that hit us. Exercise time went right out the window along with my self control. <BR> <BR> My life really sucks right now! I eat what I do, not because of depression or outside factors, but because I love food and I have so little self control. I need buddies to walk with. I am in travelers rest, close to furman. Great places to walk out her... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:11:34 EST The Fresh Beat Band Comes to Greenville, SC!! The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, are giving fans one more chance to see them live as they hit the road again for 60 performances on their nationwide concert tour. <BR> <BR> You can see them live in Greenville, SC at the Bi-Lo Center 12/11 at 6:30pm. You can purchase tickets here<BR>DBD661B8. <BR> <BR> The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour Presented By Nickelodeon features... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 11:07:27 EST This weekend Hi, I'm behind this week. Only 2 weeks left for school and I still have a lot to do. <BR> <BR> The only thing I know that is happening this weekend is the Holiday Fair and it's two thirds over already. The last day of the Holiday Fair is Saturday 10am-6pm. The paper said there's 380 vendors so if you go - it may not be classified as a workout but it's a lot of walking. I have papers to write so I won't be there. Maybe next year. <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great week. Fri, 6 Dec 2013 23:10:24 EST Thanksgiving's coming - need some exercise first? Hi, <BR> <BR> In case you want to work off some turkey dinner before you have it - here's a couple ideas. <BR> <BR> Sunday there's a 5K Turkey Trot <link><BR>show/352580883-2013-turkey-trot-5k-gre<BR>enville-sc </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday there's an 8K run, 2 mile walk, or 1/4 mile tot trot <link><BR>rkey-day-8k/ </link> <BR> <BR> and if you want to wait until after Thanksgiving on the 30th there's another 5... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:48:09 EST Active events weekend of 10/25 and beyond The Greenville News Online has a list of events happening this weekend with links to the events. <link><BR>31023/ENT/305280088/Looking-get-out-we<BR>ekend-Check-what-s-going-Greenville?od<BR>yssey=mod%7Cbreaking%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAG<BR>E&gcheck=1&source=nletter-top5 </link> This is more than just active events but there are always active events included. <BR> <BR> If you are looking for fun Halloween themed events they have a list of them in a different... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:12:15 EST Active activities for this weekend Weather forecast is cloudy with a little rain on Saturday and partly sunny on Sunday. Highs in the 70s both days. Sounds like Sunday will be the better day to be active outside but there are great things happening on Saturday. The Walk to end Alzheimer's is Saturday morning. <link><BR>olina?pg=entry&fr_id=3683 </link> There is no fee to register for this event. If you raise $100 or more you get a walk t-shirt. This walk is 2.2 miles. <BR> <BR> If... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:58:19 EST Fall for Greenville ; Vintage Market Hi, <BR> <BR> Fall for Greenville starts Friday. I know it's a celebration of food (with over 40 restaurants having booths - yum!) and we are all trying to eat healthy. However, I plan to start with walking the entire event (even though there is a map available online) so I can see what all the booths are selling before selecting anything to eat. That way I get my exercise before enjoying the yummy stuff. And, of course, making mindful selections. And I can even get a yummy sweet - The ... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:12:01 EST Saturday (9/28) events Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to make sure you were aware of events this Saturday that can give you exercise. The Paris Mountain State Park Friends have their 4th Saturday events. If I were going to go, my choice would be the 1pm Seed Hike. It costs $5 and should be great. Here's the link to the 4th Saturday events. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I won't be there because I'll be walking in the Komen Race for the Cure 5K Saturday morning. The big challenge will be getti... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:58:08 EST Nature walk at Paris Mountain State Park Saturday I saw this and thought it sounded like a fun and educational exercise to do. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>10003597 </link> <BR> <BR> This is tomorrow morning from 10 to noon. I haven't done anything like this in years but think I'll try to go. Would love it if someone else on the team decided to come also. <BR> <BR> Margo Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:13:12 EST Go Paladins! Hi. So happy to find this team - didn't know we had a Greenville team. Since we don't have a team icon maybe we could use a picture from Falls Park. <BR> <BR> I am 54 years old, single with two cats. I only allow myself to have two cats at a time so I can afford the vet bills. My current babies are Princess and Smudge. I am currently a full time student in the Undergraduate Evening Studies program at Furman majoring in accounting. I'll finish the degree requirements in December and wi... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 23:05:02 EST Keeping to it Ok team I just started the sparkpage and daily I am getting us to it and it is helping out a good bit. It keeps me motivated but I am still finding it hard to keep track of my goals and everything going on. Please, give me some better tips and what helped you out when you first started. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:29:37 EST Go Greenville I am from Gaffney but Greenville is real close. So maybe we can get Greenville ,Spartanburg, and Gaffney on the map and headed to better healthy decisions Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:00:01 EST Hi I'm Janie I'm Janie and I live in beautiful Travelers Rest, SC. I am 58 years old, more or less happily married, have a daughter at College of Charleston and I'm nearly 100 pounds overweight. I got there because I have very little self-control. Plain and simple. I can blame genetics, after all my dad's family was over weight. I can blame my out of control life (I take care of my elderly mother with alzheimer's.) I can blame lots of things. But bottom line, I am the one to blame. <BR> <BR> I love Frenc... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 06:42:26 EST