SparkPeople Active Toronto Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=658 Our Team is the BEST in Ontario, Canada. We are here to get fit and stay healthy - mentally, physically and spiritually. ALL ARE WELCOME. SparkPeople Active Toronto Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=658 Looking for a Goodlife SCARBROUGH buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x58271470 hi! I live in scarborough and I go to the goodLife in cedabrae mall. I'm looking for a female buddy that's interested in doing dance classes and Jillian Michael s class(haven't tried it yet). I'm looking to go 3-5 times a week. :) <BR> My goal is to lose 8-10lbs a month until I can hit my weight goal of 140lbs. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to msg me <BR> Thank you :) <BR> <BR> Sorry for some reason I couldn't post with everyone else. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:16:53 EST MISSISSAUGA Goodlife Workout Buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x56583742 Hi there! <BR> <BR> My name is Emily and I am 19. I am looking to lose another 10lb (I have already lost 10lb) and have fun doing it! <BR> <BR> I am really interested in finding a female workout buddy. I workout at the Goodlife Fitness gym at Mavis and Dundas, but can go to any Goodlife in Mississauga. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of great tips and am very resourceful. I also love to have fun, I want someone to motivate and be motivated by. We could keep each other accountable! <BR> <BR> Plea... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:56:47 EST Weight loss for health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x56439594 I was informed by my doctor, that in order to alleviate my knee pain that I had to lose at least 30 lbs. <BR> Seeing as I cannot do a lot of exercise due to the knee pain I am working on improving my diet and seeing if the weight I lose from a proper diet will be enough to get the knee to the point where I can get some more exercises in. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:49:37 EST Gym Buddy/ Walking Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x56220833 Hi there, <BR> I am 31 year old, live and work in the Scarborough area and am interested in finding a walking buddy or walk out buddy. My gym is LA fitness, I attend both the Warden/Eglinton location and Don Mills location. Lately, I have been lacking motivation and would love to join forces with another person (or two) who would like to get in shape. <BR> thanks! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 00:06:27 EST MISSISSAUGA Goodlife Workout Buddy (Mavis/Dundas) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x56078420 I am looking for a female workout buddy to workout at the all-female Goodlife gym at Mavis and Dundas in Mississauga. I am 19 and am looking to lose 20lb. I have a dog, Koby, and a bunny, Chrissy and really love animals. I also love reading, writing, music and working out! I am a professional photographer and a vegetarian. If you are interested (regardless of age) in being workout buddies at the Mavis and Dundas Goodlife gym, PLEASE reply. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:49:52 EST Coronation Street http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x55992041 Hiya! Does anyone here besides me watch C-Street? I usually only watch it on Sundays while I'm doing chores or resting after a run. There are some good storylines right now...Hayley's illness, Carla & Peter's wedding, Grace the bully, David Platt... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 20:11:27 EST Cavalcade of Lights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x55772732 Hi! The Cavalcade of Lights is on this weekend. I've never been, have you? My parents will be in town for the weekend and I'm wondering if that's something they'd enjoy. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:39:33 EST GoodLife Fitness - pros and cons? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x55724316 Hi! I'm doing a one-week trial at GoodLife and wondering whether to join. Anyone else work out there? I'm wonder what you like and don't like and if there are weird things in the contract. Gyms have a bad reputation for confusing contracts! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:06:49 EST Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x54789283 The Veg FF is this weekend at Harbourfront! It's all free and has cooking demos, nutrition talks, yoga classes, etc etc. Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>festival.veg.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>festival.veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2<BR>013/08/VFF-schedule.pdf </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:20:07 EST Toronto fitness chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x54579024 Hey! I wanted to start a thread for local chat about fitness-related things. I'll start with the clearance sale at MEC....which has some good stuff I'm going to go over and check out: <BR> <link>www.mec.ca/shop/clearance/20142/ </link> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:26:09 EST 24-years old and trying to get fit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x54160467 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Kirsten Krowiak and I'm 24-years old. I live near the intersection of Kipling and Eglinton and have been spending the last five weeks outdoors going for hour-long walks both alone and with a friend or two. <BR> <BR> Five weeks ago I was 210 pounds and this morning I weight in at only 191.5 (for the second day in a row). I still have another 30-something pounds to lose and was hoping to find a buddy that might be interested in getting together a couple ti... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:54:21 EST Workout Buddies - East Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x53502311 I workout everyday - usually a mix of cardio and weight training. Now that the weather is better, I have moved outdoors and am looking for some buddies for: <BR> <BR> - Running <BR> - Walking <BR> - Cycling <BR> - Cross Training @ the Park <BR> - Open to other activities <BR> <BR> I am also a Zumba instructor and wanted to offer free zumba in the park. Havent been able to find enough people to make it fun.. 6-10 people. Mon, 27 May 2013 22:03:09 EST workout buddy downtown toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x52478616 i am having a tough time keeping myself accountable and wonder if there are any SP group activities in the downtown toronto area / interested in finding a workout buddy. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:44:25 EST Hi Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x52135119 Hi There! <BR> I moved to Toronto from BC a few months ago. I grew up around here, then went out west for a few years but missed being close to my family so I moved back! I've been struggling to lose weight for a while. I get really excited and motivated for a few weeks, but then something happens and my old laziness finds a way to kick back in! I walk to and from work now, which I love, but need to step it up a bit. <BR> I signed up to do the Toronto Women's 5k in May at Sunnybrook Park.... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:56:12 EST I am a 38 year old with a 45 lb goal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x51644357 Hi everyone. I am not sure if I'm set up yet, but I'm very excited to be joining the group. Happy journey to a healthier you! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:39:41 EST running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x51046540 Any runners on this team? I ran the 5K Santa Shuffle today. I'm thinking about doing the 10K in April that runs down Yonge Street. I have some work to do to be able to run that far! Sat, 1 Dec 2012 20:31:41 EST New (again) in Don Mills http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x50771856 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a returning to SP again to try and get back on track with a healthy lifestyle. I always start out with the best of intentions, and I know how to get where I want to be... but after a little bit it always seems like other things (work, returning to university, planning a wedding, etc) take over my priorities and my healthy lifestyle gets pushed to the sidelines. I'm hoping I can get the kind of focus and motivation I need to stick with it this time! <BR> <BR> Ka... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:24:22 EST nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17624x658x50496817 Hi! Want to start a thread about events that inspire and encourage nutrition around Toronto? <BR> <BR> I'm going to see a vegan dietitian speak tonight. She's a celebrity as far as vegan nutrition goes! I've seen her speak a few times before and she's so inspiring. She has a lot of compelling evidence-based information. <BR> <BR> Eat 'n Learn with Vesanto Melina: Making Veg Eating Simple <BR> <BR> Monday, October 22nd @ Lillian H Smith Library (on College, just east of Spadina) <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:07:07 EST From Whitby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x50335625 I am on and off sparkpeople....trying to stay on more and find more people like me Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:45:01 EST santa shuffle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17624x658x49583382 has anyone done the 5K santa shuffle at sunnybrook park before? <BR> <BR> my employer has an incentive to train employees over a 12 week period for this <BR> <BR> i like to walk, but i have no experience running, so wonder how hard is it to train for this.... i am guessing the santa shuffle isn't high stakes, but i don't want to embarrass myself in front of my coworkers either! Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:04:42 EST 30 Year Old From Etobicoke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x49576684 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I've decided to re-join SparkPeople in an attempt to finally take control of my weight. As the subject says, I'm 30 years old, live in Etobicoke, work downtown, and the commute is killing me! <BR> <BR> Just looking for new ideas, some support, the usual - I don't really have anyone in my life that I can discuss my efforts to get healthier / lose weight with without judgment, so I'm hoping that there will be others in the same boat here and there can be idea bouncing. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:36:38 EST buddy matching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x49248083 Hello <BR> <BR> I am new to spark. I am 35 year old gal living in Downtown Toronto and have struggled with my weight for at least 20 years! Currently at 145 lbs but have plateau'd. I'd like to get to 120 lbs. <BR> <BR> I am interested in a workout partner/workout group. Anyone up for something like a power walk / jog around Queens Park? <BR> <BR> I am not a morning person, and struggle with my diet mainly in the evening- an evening grazer! Hoping to break the cycle by working out i... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:05:30 EST Going to try weight loss thing again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x48795644 I live in East York, and weigh 309 pounds. The last few years have been stressful and my weight seems to be going in the wrong direction. I want to get more healthy as my child has started noticing what i can't do and is now pointing it out to me. Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:34:10 EST What are you doing Canada Day weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x48697752 So some of my plans just fell through for the weekend - so I'm looking for some fun suggestions when staying in Toronto! <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to? Staying in the city or heading out on the highways? Does anyone know of any fun events going on? Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:14:27 EST Hey Everyone !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x46982471 I've actually been on SP for awhile but finally decided to check out some groups and boards. I live in Toronto, 42 years old, married with no kids, walking is my fave exercise .. due to some medical issues I can't do high impact aerobics but I do love a long walk :) On my way to getting healthy, fit and make some new friends along way. <BR> <BR> Hope your all having a great day :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>479</em> Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:50:06 EST Not So New.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x46533442 Hi All! My name is Kimberley. <BR> <BR> I am not going to keep any of you too long with my "introduction" message. ;) As I am not *really* new on here. I've been here before .. several times. <BR> <BR> But I'm back... and I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. I owe it to myself to get healthy and to stop making excuses to "not" do it. I need a LOT of support.. and, from previous times on here .. SP has a lot of support... and, I need all the support I can get right now.... to finally... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:30:31 EST Second Time Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x46494959 I started the spark program a few years ago, but did not go about it the proper way. I skipped many steps and headed for the finish line immediately, which obviously didn't work out for me. Im here now because I finally want to reach that break-through point. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 23:49:18 EST ~Newbie On The Block!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x45236220 Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. I've lost weight in the past and need to do so again. I am looking for some support along the way too...hopefully this team will offer the support I am looking for. <BR> <BR> Don't be shy - if you have a couple of minutes -- drop by my page & say hi. :) <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> ~Kim <BR> <em>465</em> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:04:37 EST Tornto, where di you shop for organics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x44769865 Do you seek out organics? <BR> Where is your favourite destination? <BR> Thanks <BR> March Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:03:06 EST buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x44537581 Hi, I am currently a member at Goodlife Fitness downtowon Toronto and is seeking a working out buddy.... sendme a msg if anyone is interested <em>30</em> . Thank you! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:32:45 EST NEW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x44537541 Hi, <BR> My name is Franny. I am from Toronto, ON. I am currently a student and had gained about 60 lbs over the past year. I have recently started my weight loss journey and has lost 5 lbs so far. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:29:37 EST ping pong/ table tennis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x44114740 Hey! A ping pong night club opened in Toronto yesterday and I went last night. Fun! It's called Spin and it's partly owned by Susan Sarandan. It's kind of expensive, $28 per table per hour. I guess that's less than $5 each if you have 4 players though so that's not so bad. That was the first time I really played table tennis and I loved it! <BR> <link>www.blogto.com/sports_play/2011/02/m<BR>assive_ping_pong_club_set_to_open_in_t<BR>oronto/ </link> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:45:21 EST shopping for running shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x44040493 Hi! I've just started Couch to 5K running and I think I'm gonna stick with it so I want to get some better running shoes. Any tips on local shopping? <BR> <BR> I know I can get decently priced dry-fit clothes at Winners, but the shoes should be pretty good quality so I don't develop an injury, right? Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:31:09 EST Hi.. My name is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x44033338 Hi Everyone! ... My name is Kim. Been here before - needed a new start. I am hoping this time will be the time that my spark is re-lighted. :) I live in Toronto Canada with my husband. Don't have any kids but lots of stuffed animals. :) I am addicted to horror movies, facebook, hello kitty, black&white photography, reading, listening to music (all kinds), and apparently collecting stuffed animals. :) <BR> <BR> I am a binge-eater, late night snacker, emotional eater, addicted to food... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 22:42:32 EST Not So SparkyPeople New.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x43794754 Hi Sparkies... My name is Kim. I've been on SP since January 2010... but closed my page so many times (lost count) ... I have re-opened this one in an attempt to refind my spark that I lost. Hopefully this time will be the one that lasts longer than a week. (lol!) :) <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi! :) Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:02:01 EST all the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x43706328 hello, everyone! i've left toronto to study in the united states, so i'm also leaving this group. wishing you lots of strength and wisdom as you establish your healthy and active lifestyles! Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:05:30 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x43608457 Hello!!!! <BR> I am finally ready to lose this weight. I'm sick and tired of feeling insecure and missing out on life because of my weight. I am determined to set a great example for my children and dance at their weddings (which is still years away). LOL. <BR> I've always tried to do this on my own but this time I'm realize I need help and support. Therefore I wanted to say a heartfelt "HI!!!" to you all. <BR> Ttys. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:31:25 EST Hello a Mississauga Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x42334706 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I live in Mississauga. I'm work full time, plus am a mom to a one year old girl, and raising a 34 year old husband. In 4 years I've gained about 30 lbs since my marriage and pregnancy and would really like to get all this weight off me. <BR> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:54:20 EST hello everyone, so now what? haha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x42293198 Hi my name is Rick, I am from Toronto. I am NEW here so be gentle with me : ) I'd like to talk to like-minded people who I have things in common with, get in shape, and maybe go for some bike rides (for those local to me). Drop me a line anytime. Cheers, love and rocknroll. Tue, 7 Jun 2011 15:26:02 EST Walking in Mississauga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x41972415 Hi GTA, <BR> I'm looking for a walking buddy in Mississauga. I would love to find someone to walk with in the evenings, maybe that'll help me get away from the TV :P <BR> Email me if you are interested. <BR> Lisa Sun, 22 May 2011 12:24:15 EST Bixi Toronto! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x41699908 Has anyone else tried out Bixi in Toronto yet? I used it on my lunch break today, and it was fantastic to ride around the city and run errands. I've noticed a few glitches with the docking stations, but overall I love that I can ride from point to point downtown without having to worry about bike thieves trying to rip off my Cannondale. I went from CBC to the St. Lawrence, down to Harbourfront, and then back to work. Way faster than driving or taking the TTC too! Here's a link to a video... Sun, 8 May 2011 15:05:21 EST Toronto Women's 1/2 coming up - May 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x41661002 Any Spark Warrior Women running this race? I'm looking forward to it. It's my first 1/2 and although it'll be a big stretch, I'm defining it as my kick start to running further this summer! Fri, 6 May 2011 09:13:53 EST Don Valley Trail Closures? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x41627006 Does anyone know where I can find detailed info on the construction detours and closures for the Don Valley trail system? I use the trail for commuting downtown, and I was surprised to see portions at the north end closed off for construction without any real notice or detour signs... When I got caught off-guard, it was a weekend and the construction vehicles were parked, so I hopped the fence and kept going... but if it was a weekday I would have had to backtrack quite a bit to get to a roa... Wed, 4 May 2011 16:10:35 EST I'M IN BARRIE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x41579399 Living in Barrie and looking for a Spark buddy! <em>334</em> Mon, 2 May 2011 15:34:49 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x41223878 Until today I never really thought about a Toronto Spark Team. I find that I am missing something in my team connections and then found this team. Perhaps I will end up meeting other TO Sparkers?! Let's see! Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:51:02 EST Hello From Innisfil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x40825371 Hi All <BR> I live in Cookstown, and this seemed the closest group to where I live. Just want to say Hi, and I have been doing Sparkpeople for almost a month. It has provided me with a tool to help me acheive my fitness goals, and lose some weight at the same time. Im more interested in getting fit, as Ive always been relatively thin to begin with, lucky that way. But with my father having a heart attack at 58, 4 months ago, and my mother passing away 4.5 years ago from ALS. I dont want ... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 13:29:27 EST Hi all from Liberty Village/ Downtown West! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x40695305 Just started on SP this past Saturday, even though I had originally signed up over 5 years ago (oops! Talk about forgetfulness...) <BR> <BR> I live downtown, between Liberty Village and Parkdale, with my beloved and two roommates; one human (who also joined SP on Saturday, go figure), and one big ol' adorable tub of lard polydactyl kittycat (heh, spell-check wants me to change that to "pterodactyl"...) <BR> <BR> I'm a baker/pastry chef by training, running a fledgling home-based dessert cat... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:09:57 EST VeggieLicious http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x40333427 There's WinterLicious, SummerLicious and now we've got VeggieLicious! I heart TO! <BR> <link>www.veggielicious.ca/ </link> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 13:16:02 EST Hello from Thornhill! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x40311664 Hello, fellow GTA Sparkers! I'm looking forward to being part of the team. I joined SP last July but have slacked a bit from December until mid-February... I guess part of that was because I always want to hibernate in winter. I'm anxious for the weather to start warming up (and I don't mean in these weird sporadic above-freezing days) so I can work out more outdoors :) Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:08:39 EST Cycling to work this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x40039906 Is anyone else planning to start cycle commuting this year? What are you doing to get ready? I'm making it a personal goal to cycle commute at least 2 days a week on my new bicycle. <BR> <BR> If you're already cycling on the streets Downtown, I'd love to know how you feel about the new "bike boxes" that are starting to show up at intersections. Do they help? <BR> <BR> <link>www.toronto.ca/cycling/network/bikeb<BR>ox_faq.htm </link> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 08:01:30 EST Bike Show March 4-6: Should I go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x39979735 The Bike show is coming up, and I'm in the market for a new bicycle if I meet my 1st milestone goal of 190 pounds or 34" waist... <BR> <BR> So far, I think this is the bike I want: <BR> <BR> <link>ucycle.com/products/bikes/commuters/<BR>opus-belladonna </link> <BR> <BR> But I'm up for shopping around... do you think it's worth checking out the bike show? <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> <em>332</em> <em>332</em> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:45:44 EST Inspiration Brainstorm - How to be Active in T.O. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17624x658x39909753 It's a little quiet in this group... So I thought I might start an inspiration thread. What are some great ways to be active in Toronto beyond the gym? Bonus points for things that are free, cheap, unique, or something you can do with kids! <BR> <BR> Here are some of my ideas: <BR> <BR> - Cycling in the Don <BR> - Walk a municipal golf course, bonus if you carry your clubs <BR> - Toronto Islands - walk, cycle, canoe <BR> - Explore new neighborhoods on foot - take the subway and walk thro... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:40:43 EST Hello from Don Mills! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x39907110 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople, but about a month into my weightloss and lifestyle change. Right now I really can't wait for it to warm up a bit so I can start hitting the trails in the Don Valley, especially since they've connected a new branch of trail this year (Milne Hollow)! My first target is coming up (190 pounds or 34" waist), and when I get there I'll be rewarding myself with a new bicycle. <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> <em>332</em> <em>332</em> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 08:55:38 EST MS Walk 2011 - Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x39674271 Greetings everyone, <BR> <BR> Once again I've signed up to do the MS Walk here in Toronto, this year is being held April 17, 2011 its a two part walk/run .. there is a 5km and a 10km that you can walk and or run ... and I am looking for some other from Spark to join me for the walk (I've set up a team called SparkPeople for MS on the MS site if you'd like to join the team be my guest, if you would like an invite to the team please drop me a message here on SP with your email and I'll send y... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:32:05 EST hello from Mississauga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x39629481 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I am new here but not new to Spark People. I lost 60 pounds in 2006-2007 with Spark People and I maintained that weight for a good 3 years. I had a surprise pregnancy (to which I attribute to my weight loss) and ended up gaining 35 pounds. I am now ready to try and lose that pregnancy weight. My husband and I have an 18 month old and 9 year old twins. <BR> <BR> My 40th birthday is coming up this year and I would like to be at or close to my goal weight :) That woul... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:32:19 EST Looking for a Walk-Buddy in central Etobicoke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x39551526 Hi, <BR> Just as the post suggests, I'm looking for a walking buddy. I am located in Central Etobicoke, near 401/427, just minutes from Centennial Park. I am willing to drive somewhere in Etobicoke to meet a walking buddy and try a new route. <BR> <BR> Typically, I do three or four 5k walks/week. If you are interested in joining me, please email me or reply to this post. Thanks! Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:10:03 EST in central Mississauga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x39024900 Hey everyone! I'm back Sparking - again - but this time i'm determined to give this an honest shot. 11 days and counting so far! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:18:15 EST Colonel Sam Smith Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x38966421 Has anyone ever been skating there? I'm not a very good skater but this I saw a video on the Toronto Star's website about the park and it really appeals to me. <BR> <BR> <link>www.thestar.com/videozone/917935--an<BR>-incredible-icy-trail </link> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 15:10:14 EST Toronto Activities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17624x658x38712005 Please post recommendations for Toronto (GTA) Activities here. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:20:41 EST Restaurant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17624x658x38711986 Please post recommendations for restaurants here. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:20:03 EST Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17624x658x38711974 Please post recommendations for Fitness groups/studios/etc. here. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:19:25 EST Recommendations Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17624x658x38711955 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I've created this forum so that people can post up good places to workout, eat, ect. around the city. If a group starts having a LOT of one specific activity then I'll make a group specifically for that activity and copy the recommendations from the main group to the new specific one. <BR> <BR> If you know of a great yoga studio post about it! Cycling group, post! Healthy restaurant, non gym or gym based group fitness, dance studio? Post about it! Even activities around t... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:18:27 EST Reviving this Community http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x38593224 Hi, <BR> <BR> The community seems to be pretty slow. I would like to help revive it. It could partly be that the mods have been inactive for a long while so I've requested to be made a team lead. <BR> <BR> What kinds of things would you like to see to get you more interested in following the forum? Do you want challenges posted? Monthly, weekly, holiday to holiday? What do you want to get out of this forum? Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:02:59 EST Hi from North York http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x38575483 Hi all, <BR> <BR> How's going? I'm from North York, born and raise in the GTA. Been on Spark a while but thought I'd check out this group again (was here a few years ago with a different user ID). Anyway, hope to get active with some Toronto people. <BR> <BR> Jen. Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:25:46 EST Hello from East York http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x38157406 Hi Everyone! <BR> My name is Sara and I live in the East end of Toronto. I'm a youth worker at a shelter, who has struggled with my weight for most of my teenage/adult life. I'm about to hit my 30's, so now is the time I want to make sure I make the change and continue with it. I'm hoping to meet people from Toronto who want to be spark buddy's, encourage each other, and motivate. I work overnights, and those shifts there is normally not a lot of activity, so I make sure on my days off I am a... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 05:41:49 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x38096859 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I guess we all know why i'm here! ;) It's time to lose the extra 25lbs i've been carrying around with me for far too long. I had a baby 18 months ago, and even though I lost all the baby weight, the extra pounds I was carrying before I got pregnant stayed with me. *thumbs down* <BR> <BR> So, i'm hoping to find the motivation and inspiration I so desperately need here with all of you. :) <BR> <BR> I'm near the Jane/Eglinton area, so if there is anyone near me looki... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 21:24:09 EST Our own Marathon starts here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x37865441 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I would like to go for a walk for about 5Km with someone or in a group <BR> I love downtown toronto and I can during weekdays in the morning time from 9 to 12pm <BR> <BR> looking forward to hear from you <BR> <BR> Noha Thu, 11 Nov 2010 09:58:21 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x37816550 Greetings from Toronto midtown area :-) Mon, 8 Nov 2010 21:04:27 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x37003495 I have used spark people off and on now for about 6 months and would like to start taking advantage of this part of the site to see if I can meet some people who can help keep me motivated. I would like to share in your successes and hope that it might help me achieve some of my goals. <BR> <BR> Hope to get to you know you all! Wed, 29 Sep 2010 18:02:11 EST New to Spark, Not to Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x36856151 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I was so excited to find out that there was a Toronto-centric SparkTeam. <BR> <BR> I'm Heather, I'm 25 and I've been in Toronto about 5 years now. I live in the downtown core, on the waterfront. <BR> <BR> You'd think that'd make me more active. <BR> <BR> Anyways, I'm happy to be here and I look forward to meeting some of you or just participating here. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Heather Wed, 22 Sep 2010 15:53:15 EST Moving back to TO after 10 yrs. away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x36772291 Hey all, <BR> <BR> As the heading says, I'm moving back to Toronto after having lived in the Yukon and Alaska for the past decade. I admit I'm nervous about it, but it's my hometown and it's time for more choices and options again. <BR> <BR> I know I'm going to miss the mountains and the Yukon River trails...but I remember spending days on the Toronto Islands and I was able to find little pockets of private serenity. <BR> <BR> I really don't have friends or family still in the TO area, so... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 17:57:18 EST Hola!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x36673692 Wow i had no idea there was a website to control weight loss, isn't technology amazing? My name is Jose, I live near Downtown (Dufferin/Bloor). <BR> <BR> I just started a nutrition plan my brother sent me (Almased, anyone know of it?), and to exercise down a grey path of burning those calories at the stake! haha!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, hi group :) Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:55:52 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x36322070 I'm Claire and I have just joined SP. I live up near Eglinton West Station with my husband and 3 month old daughter. I'm really trying to commit myself to a full lifestyle change, but I know winter will be the hardest time of the year. <BR> Any ideas for winter motivation and exercise? Fri, 27 Aug 2010 20:18:34 EST Greetings from the downtown core http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x36317633 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Mine name is Belle. I'm returning to SP after a long lapse off the wagon (truth be told, the wagon waited around for me for a long time, but I had told it to beat it. It's now come back for me). <BR> <BR> I live and work in the heart of downtown, in fact if I don't make a point of it, I seldom would venture north of Queen Street! As it stands I love the Toronto Beauty and Barber Supply store so I do sometimes get as far north as Dundas. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I'... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:25:34 EST Ride to Conquer Cancer - 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x36214408 Hey! Is anyone else doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer next June? If you would like a training/fundraising buddy, let me know! :) <BR> <BR> For those of you who haven't heard about the Ride, it's a 200km bike ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls. The trek spans two days, and all proceeds generated benefit the Campbell Family Institute at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Each rider is responsible for a minimum of $2500 in pledges, so it's recommended that you start fundraising early! <BR> <BR>... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 22:15:16 EST Hiding out in Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x36152913 I'm up near Eglinton West Station. West of Eglinton West station. Lemme tell you, the jerk chicken around here is faboo. <BR> <BR> That said, I almost never buy any. :) <BR> <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople and therefore pretty much everything to do with this site. It seems kinda complicated. All these drop down menus all over. How the heck do you people navigate this mess!? I guess I'm a "you people" now since I'm willing to learn. <BR> <BR> Here's to chuggin' off the chub, kids. Keep m... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:37:31 EST Giant Hogweed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x35666605 As many may already know the giant hog weed has now been spotted around toronto. My understanding is that it is in the don valley near where i live. As I found a fact sheet to give to my guys at work (I support people with developmental disabilities) I thought I would post the link here as i have it handy. Its for the Toronto public health website where you can get the fat sheet the pdf for hog weed is in the top right corner. <link>www.toronto.ca/health/ </link> Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:40:17 EST Downloadable Workouts from Women's Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x35644830 Today when I checked FB I noticed that Women's Health posted several downloadable workout plans that require minimal equipment and will help to reach certain goals. <BR> <BR> Hope someone will find the link useful! <BR> <BR> <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/life/womens-<BR>health-pdf-downloads </link> <BR> <BR> Cheers! :-) Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:05:21 EST terry fox run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x35345419 anyone planning on walking/running it got terry fox in september? Sun, 11 Jul 2010 21:23:52 EST any Bike paths in North end? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x35186632 Im in North York and cant always take my bike downtown to a bike path <BR> does anyone know of any in North York and surrounding areas <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Jul 2010 17:35:47 EST Four Fitness Highlights from the July 3, 2010 Star http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x35185603 Exercise Junkies Use Social Networking to Cheer and Challenge (no mention of SP though) <BR> <BR> <link>www.thestar.com/article/831471--exer<BR>cise-junkies-use-social-networking-to-<BR>cheer-and-challenge </link> <BR> <BR> 4 Ways to Prevent Overheating During Summer Workouts <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthzone.ca/health/dietfitness<BR>/fitness/article/831329--4-ways-to-pre<BR>vent-overheating-during-summer-workouts </link> <BR> <BR> Six Summer Shape Up Secrets <BR> <link>www.healthzo... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 16:13:42 EST Did you know ... The PATH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x35184506 Do you work downtown and walk the PATH during your lunchhours? Did you know that you can track your workout on the Map Fitness Tracker? In the fitness maps option, once you have a starting location entered, zoom the map in a bit until you can see the PATH outlined in grey. You can trace your steps, enter in the amount of time to do your circuit and calculate your approximate calories burned. Handy for anyone who loves the PATH for lunchtime walks in the winter cold or summer heat. Sat, 3 Jul 2010 14:32:17 EST 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34985515 What were you doing when it hit? <BR> <BR> Me, had just laid down for a quick siesta. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:27:14 EST Run with the Sun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34951072 This is pretty inspirational! <BR> <link>www.runwiththesun.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:06:58 EST International Slowness Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34950854 Here's a good idea to mark in the calendars for next year. It's always a good idea to take some time everyonce in a while to slow things down. <BR> <BR> <link>www.metronews.ca/toronto/live/articl<BR>e/558530--international-slowness-day-o<BR>ne-day-a-year-to-replace-cellphones-wi<BR>th-yoga-mats </link> Mon, 21 Jun 2010 23:52:45 EST Rain, rain .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34710851 It looks rain yet again and seems like it might be a wet summer. What do you do to stay active when it's not so nice out? Brave the rain, hit the gym? <BR> <BR> Me, I hit the treadmill and catch up on shows. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 09:36:55 EST Becel Ride for Heart, Sunday, June 6, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34593657 Good luck to all our members participating in this Sunday's ride! Have fun! <em>306</em> Fri, 4 Jun 2010 19:25:32 EST Calling all Toronto and GTA Spark-Babes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34526208 As a result of a couple of successful meet-ups, and due to the fact that this team is a little sleepy, I've started another group: <BR> <BR> Toronto Sparkbabes! <BR> <BR> I'm not quite sure how to link to the group directly in a thread but we're certainly hoping for some eager new members - cheers! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 21:53:24 EST Bike to Work Day, May 31, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34480779 Who is participating in Bike To Work Day? A big round of applause to all of you who are! <em>30</em> Pedal safely! <em>306</em> Sun, 30 May 2010 21:17:31 EST humidity and laziness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34435843 The weather is so icky this week I've been incredibly lazy! How about you? Fri, 28 May 2010 08:49:02 EST Toronto boxing/ki ckboxing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34361975 Can anyone recommend a boxing/kickboxing gym for a complete beginner. Mon, 24 May 2010 21:49:04 EST Happy Holiday Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34357925 So what did y'all do? <BR> I went rollerblading for 3hours and got really really burnt! Mon, 24 May 2010 18:15:26 EST workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x34258426 hi there everyone, <BR> <BR> i am looking for a workout buddy. I have a membership at wynnfitness at the keele and 401 location. Even if you can't come to the gym with me b/c of membership, it will be nice to have someone just to go for a jog or walk. I am a mother of 2, one is 11 years old and the other is 10 months. It is hard to find time to work out but i really need to do this for me. <BR> <BR> thanks and i hope to hear back from anyone who's looking for a workout buddy too. <BR> ... Wed, 19 May 2010 21:46:48 EST helo from north york (keele &401) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x34206353 hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this site. still trying to figure things out. sometimes is a bit confusing lol. <BR> im looking for a gym buddy, or even someone to go for walks or runs in the neighbourhood. i have a membership at wynnfitness. <BR> My goal is to lose 22 pounds. i need to go to the gym, but i really need a gym buddy...i just can't do it on my own =(. <BR> take care everyone and good luck!!! Mon, 17 May 2010 17:27:32 EST Sparks Virgin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x33936163 Who would like to be my first? Wed, 5 May 2010 16:33:19 EST out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x33927150 need to loose weight but gaing weight Wed, 5 May 2010 10:06:13 EST Hearty Cheer - 2010 Sporting Life 10k! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x33908001 Congrats to everyone who ran, walked or otherwise participated! Good going! :) Tue, 4 May 2010 14:08:26 EST Favourite Healthy Snacks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x33738306 Hey ladies & gents! What are some of your favourite healthy snacks? <BR> <BR> Lately I've been singing the praises of Larabars; all-natural energy bars that are chock full of healthy fats, protein, and no added sugars or preservatives. <BR> <BR> I’ve been grabbing 1/2 a bar for a pre-workout snack, and finishing it off after I’m done at the gym. So far this has been working; it’s the perfect amount to tie me over so I’m not starving by the time dinner rolls around, and more prone to over... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:12:45 EST clothes shopping in the T-dot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x33735651 Where do you shop? I need to get an outfit soon and I don't like clothes shopping where all the cute stuff is size 2. <BR> <BR> I like Joe Fresh, they have sensible sizes and low prices. Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:36:09 EST Hello Everyone from Davisville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x33588164 Hi everyone! I'm glad to join the team :) I hope to gain more motivation especially with my choices with my diet and (lack of) running. I really enjoy weight training and hope to learn some new things. I'm excited to share my journey with all of you. If any ladies need a work out buddy (Goodlife) close by I'd be happy to meet some :) <BR> <BR> Stephanie Wed, 21 Apr 2010 01:01:59 EST Hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x33445432 Hi everyone I am new to the group. I am 41 was born and raised in Toronto but I am now currently living just outside in the GTA. <BR> I started back with Sparkpeople Jan-1 of this year and have been steadily losing weight with my new healthy lifestyle. <BR> See you around the spark! <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 21:56:35 EST Is anyone running Mississauga May ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x33421848 Is anyone running Mississauga 1/2 marathon or 10K? <BR> <BR> John Tue, 13 Apr 2010 22:52:33 EST Hellooooo... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x33412467 Hi All! <BR> <BR> I'm Kim. I'm from Toronto.. born & raised. Found this team and joined. :) Been on SP since March. <BR> <BR> Lets talk! :) <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:30:24 EST Hello ~ From the Land of Hazel ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x33326031 My name is Meg and I live in Mississauga. I am not new to Sparks although I just recently started to seriously focus on returning to my normal weight. In fact as recently as April 1, 2010. <BR> <BR> I am so determined that I will be successful. <BR> <BR> Best Wishes to all of you. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 9 Apr 2010 19:19:59 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x33279900 Hi, <BR> I've just joined SparkPeople this week, after finding the website "by accident" while looking for a calorie counter to put on my Blackberry. This site looks amazing...and I think it'll be just the thing to break me out of my rut - I haven't been eating well (or feeling well) all winter....time to make some positive changes!! <BR> VPELLOW - 35 year old mom of 2 great boys Wed, 7 Apr 2010 21:36:44 EST glorious weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x33151530 I just love this weather, I'm at work today but then off for 3 days, I'm going to tune up my bike and get out there! How about you? Fri, 2 Apr 2010 10:51:29 EST Lakeshore MS Walk 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x33057215 Is anyone else going to be doing the Lakeshore Mississauga MS Walk on April 18? Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:03:58 EST Earth Hour Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x32906403 Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> Just a heads up that Extreme Fitness is holding candlelit yoga classes across the city during Earth Hour. The sessions are free, and you don't have to be a member to attend. <BR> <BR> <BR> WHEN: <BR> <BR> March 27th, 2010 from 8:30pm-9:30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. <BR> <BR> WHERE: <BR> <BR> 5 participating Extreme Fitness clubs across the GTA <BR> <BR> INTERCHANGE - 90 Interchange Way 1-800-695-9218 <BR> NORTH YORK 4950 Yonge Street ... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 12:59:26 EST Greek Style Yogurt - Durham Region or Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x32700874 Hi there, <BR> I live in Whitby and have been searching high and low for Greek Style yogurt - does anyone know where I can buy some? Is there a large grocery chain that carries it or an independent health food store. <BR> I do go into Toronto generally on the weekends so if you know of a place much appreciated. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 08:31:19 EST Burlington http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x32500965 Hey everyone. I've been on sparkpages for about 2 months now, and i just realized now that there ARE in fact people from Ontario on the site, and im super excited, haha !! I'm 22 and my starting weight was 208 and i am now 177!! Still 30 more lbs to go, but i wish i had an exercise buddy!!! My name is Cynthia by the way Sun, 7 Mar 2010 10:32:03 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x32244867 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Shelly, currently in Etobicoke! I joined Sparkpeople a long, long time ago. I abandoned it, then started again, abandoned it again, but finally, something clicked and I've been around consistently since around November '09. <BR> <BR> I've been making lots of positive changes in my life, like trying to become healthier both physically and emotionally because I just generally want to be a happier person. <BR> <BR> So, here I am! I hadn't posted in the forums to ... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:22:47 EST Meetup Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x32031306 Hey All - just wondering if there is any desire for a meet and greet? If so, we could maybe get together at a centrally located coffee house or something. Let me know - I'd be happy to organize it! <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> <BR> Jenny Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:37:10 EST Hi from Etobicoke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x32030804 Just searching through the team pages and found this one which zeros in closer to Home :) <BR> <BR> Shar Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:14:29 EST Another Hello from Mississauga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x31831289 Hi! My name is Loranne and I live in Mississauga Tue, 9 Feb 2010 18:13:21 EST Hi again its Salrides from Beach East http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x31323771 Hi everyone - I am not a new member just a member with a new ID since the site suddenly rejected my email - I think it was a finger problem. <BR> So If you are looking for me my new profile is Salrides2. <BR> HOpe everyone has a great weekend Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:03:01 EST Skating anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x31321700 Looking for older female to go skating with once in awhile... I'm 53, and haven't been on skates in a long time! So you can't be very good at it either! lol Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:40:05 EST Hi from Old Town T.O. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x31237475 Hi everyone - I just found out about SparksPeople yesterday and happy to see so many Canadians here. Seems like a great way to motivate each other to improve our health and lose weight. I live downtown near the St Lawrence Market on Front Street and with no car I do a lot of walking, all my shopping in this area - a lively little community within the city. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:21:19 EST Feb Challenge buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x31225722 Hi ... anyone doing the 28-day challenge for February, with The Spark book? I'd like to have a local buddy to keep me excited about it. Maybe we could go for a walk once a week for the month, and chat about progress? Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:04:40 EST Hello from Mississauga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x31190603 Hi guys, <BR> I am Diane and I live in Mississauga. So looking forward to getting to know you! <BR> Thanks! Mon, 18 Jan 2010 10:56:45 EST Is there anyone here from Brampton!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x31163493 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the spark and just noticed all the Canadian threads... how awesome! I was just curious if there was anyone living in Brampton or near the north end of Mississauga!? <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 17 Jan 2010 12:43:22 EST Nutrition and Fitness Goals On the Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x31068295 When my family is all together on the weekends (17 and 20 year old boys plus husband I find it really hard to keep to the PLAN. Any suggestions? Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:36:09 EST Hi from lawrence 401 area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x30930978 Hi everyone <BR> I was born and raised in Scarborough but currently living in the Lawrence 401 area. Nice to see some fellow Torontonians on the site. <em>213</em> Sat, 9 Jan 2010 20:11:34 EST Hi from Fairbank community http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x30749567 Hi, I'm new to this team but I have been on Sparkspeople since late Sept or early Oct. I look forward to a better 2010! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 10:52:22 EST Hi from Scarborough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x30716183 I'm new to the team but not new to Sparkpeople. Best wishes for a healthy 2010. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 12:48:50 EST Moving to Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x30191262 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'll be moving to Toronto in early 2010. As an avid swimmer, I'm already looking after swimming schools. Can you tell me nice places to swim, with indoor pools and good coaches? <BR> <BR> Also, I'm a former dancer, so it wouldn't be bad to have nice ballet schools references. I don't dance since 2002, 8 year gap, but I still stretch and can do over 90 degrees developpés without warm-ups ;) Mon, 7 Dec 2009 11:23:41 EST Hi There - New to the team, In South Leaside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x30042031 Anyone on the team in my area? Mon, 30 Nov 2009 13:08:08 EST Looking for a buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x29810825 Hi! <BR> <BR> My Name is Candice and I am looking for someone to motivate me! I'm 27 living in the west end of toronto (Royal York and Bloor)Recently married and looking to jump back on the weight loss train! <BR> anyone interested email me - lairdcandice82@gmal.com <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 21:22:47 EST Hi all :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x29280215 Hi everyone, <BR> just wanted to introduce myself as I'm new to this site. I've been following WW for the past few months and while I love it...I just find it a bit too expensive. Anyway...hi! <BR> Nice to meet you all :) Sat, 24 Oct 2009 12:56:18 EST First time with a spark team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x29165072 Hi everyone! I have been a member of spark people for a few years now but really only used the food tracker... I am excited to get involved with the community. I'm currently residing in the Village by the Grange. Time to get active! Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:47:30 EST Hello! I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x29137786 Hi from the Annex, <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP. It looks like a great place to find motivation and keep me inline. I've been diagnosed with high blood pressure and I'm only 24. I need a lifestyle change NOW! <BR> <BR> I'm extremely excited! <BR> Sat, 17 Oct 2009 20:54:36 EST I weigh in tomorrow...essh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x28619403 I feel good about this week but I am going to the cottage this weekend and it all goes to pot with the lack of organization that goes on during a weekend. but tomorrow's result should be good...check in I will post. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:34:50 EST New here from the lakeshore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x28580477 just started yesturday still workig my way through the site. I find it very useful and informative, and look forward to seeing my progress on here. Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:29:26 EST Doing the CN Tower climb? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x28376291 I've signed up for the public climb on October 24. Anyone else? Are you trying to make a certain time? I'm aiming to beat my previous 24 minutes. <BR> <BR> http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com/climbfor<BR>unitedway/main.php <BR> <BR> I'm psyched for this! :-) Sun, 13 Sep 2009 13:18:19 EST New here - looking for some spark friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x28289797 Hey everyone - I live in the east end with my husband. I have 2 cats. I enjoy running.. and I don't know what else there is to say. <BR> <BR> I am lost on the main Spark Community message boards.. wow, they move fast. <BR> <BR> Well, if you're into that kind of thing - add me as a friend on Spark Pages and help me figure this darn thing out. Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:28:14 EST Hello from The Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x28098740 Hello Fellow Torontonians! <BR> <BR> <BR> It is great to meet all of you. I am impressed at the support you show each other. So I would like to be a part of that. As much as I can do alone, I can't do it ALL without help from others. <BR> <BR> I am in this for the health and the fitness to get the most out of my life. Count me in if we, as a group, decide to set team goals or SparkPeople-wide challenges. I will sign up to do my part for the group! <BR> <BR> Cheers to all. Have a succe... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 08:29:01 EST Hello from Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x28008889 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm so excited to be starting out on Sparkpeople - what a great looking community! I'm a 38 year old mom of 2 (aged 4 & 6 years) who works full time & is in the middle of a Masters degree. I'm hoping Sparkpeople will give me the motivation to achieve my goals of looking & feeling fantastic! Fri, 28 Aug 2009 00:16:57 EST TTC and bikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x27986546 Hi, <BR> I'm starting a new job on Sept 12 that runs from 5:45 to 9 am, and I want to be able to bike there. However, it's more than 10km from where I live, and Hog's Hollow is between me and it. (ick) I want to be able to take the bus part way and build up to biking more, so that I don't get discouraged. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any experiences with the TTC and cycles? The night buses are supposed to be able to hold them, but I've seen bus drivers get cranky because someone wants to put ... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 04:42:22 EST Hi from Liberty Village! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x27806848 Howdy from a fellow Torontonian on a quest toward fitness & health! <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 19 Aug 2009 10:00:21 EST <em>636< /em>HIGH PARK / BLOOR WEST VILLAGE area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x27312338 <em>636</em> HIGH PARK / BLOOR WEST VILLAGE area <BR> <BR> Looking for a walking / light jogging partner to help get me off the couch. I love walking in High Park or on the lovely streets in the Bloor West Village area but find I lack the disicpline to get myself outside on a regular basis unless I have errands to run or made a date to do so. <BR> <BR> Please if anyone is in the same mind frame or would like a walking partner in these locations give me a reply and we can set something up.... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 14:31:28 EST hello from the junction :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x27004219 hi i'm new here and think its great that there is a group in toronto :) Tue, 14 Jul 2009 22:32:29 EST Hi...I'm new here from downtown Toronto :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x26368502 Hi everyone. I just found and joined this group. <BR> I never knew you all were here!! Is there anyone else here from the downtown core? Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:10:49 EST know of any group bike rides?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x26299930 I just bought a bike and looking for group bike ride <BR> <BR> anyone tried or know of any? <BR> <BR> I go to Running Room run Sunday mornings, and work Saturdays <BR> <BR> JOHN Sun, 14 Jun 2009 05:28:13 EST Hi Im from Yonge & Sheppard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x26299901 Hi Im from Yonge & Sheppard <BR> been running since Oct just bought a bike been <BR> enjoying riding Hoggs Hollow <BR> <BR> How is everyone? <BR> <BR> John Sun, 14 Jun 2009 05:20:50 EST Hi Im from Yonge & Sheppard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x26299899 Hi Im from Yonge & Sheppard <BR> been running since Oct just bought a bike been <BR> enjoying riding Hoggs Hollow <BR> <BR> How is everyone? <BR> <BR> John Sun, 14 Jun 2009 05:19:48 EST Hello from Danforth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x25904336 Hey there, <BR> <BR> I've been floating around SP for a few years. Love the phylosophy and tools, but never seem to stick with it though it seems to just make so much sense. So for the first time, I'm going to give being and active part of a SparkTeam a try. I just got back from 2.5 weeks of vacation in Italy - it was a lot of walking and climbing around cities. DH lost 12.5 lbs and I lost 0. So, now I'm miffed and motivated to make that change (again!). <BR> <BR> I recently got a car ... Fri, 29 May 2009 11:42:03 EST Created a team for a Whitby 5 miler on July 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x25761674 Hey there, <BR> <BR> I set up a Durham Region "team" for those interested... <BR> <BR> I'm a re-committed "newbie" and training for a 5 miler in Whitby on July 1st. <BR> <BR> My husband is a dedicated maration runner and will be putting together my training program, which I'll post here for those interested. <BR> <BR> Currently, I walk a 10 minute km. - this race is approximately 8 km. If you would like to come out to the event that would be great - we could meet beforehand and wish eac... Sat, 23 May 2009 15:56:21 EST Hi there from Peterborough. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x25143771 I live in Peterborough but come down to Toronto a lot on the weekends. Really like this site so far and this Team. So Hi Everybody!!! Wed, 29 Apr 2009 22:45:58 EST Plans to get outside this weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x24988387 What are your plans to get outside this weekend? Fri, 24 Apr 2009 08:39:22 EST Where do you spend the day with your family? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x24849147 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Now that the warmer weather is almost here, I'm looking for suggestions on where we can spend a sunny day outdoors, walking, cycling, picnic, etc??? <BR> My kids are ages 8 & 10. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Giggles Sun, 19 Apr 2009 19:29:59 EST Howdy from Guildwood (Scarborough Bluffs) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x24502229 I'm really stoked about this site. Seems great. <BR> <BR> I have 100lbs to lose, and I'm in no rush. Looking to take the slow and steady approach. <BR> <BR> I joined Good Life in December and have been going regularly. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm looking to be a little more honest about my food consumption and start TRACKING. <BR> <BR> I can certainly use all the help I can get. <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 7 Apr 2009 00:40:58 EST Good Day from etocicoke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x23388882 hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to give a big hello to slla the sparksters... <BR> <BR> I am located in etobicoke, near Sherway, and if your looking for just a friend or workout/walking partner buddy, gimmie a shout.. Mon, 2 Mar 2009 02:03:59 EST My Fitness Coach (Wii) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x23350431 Is the best thing since sliced bread. <BR> <BR> True story. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 20:59:43 EST hullo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x23350353 i'm a n00b. how goes it? <BR> :) Sat, 28 Feb 2009 20:56:30 EST Yonge & Eglinton New Spark Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x22832965 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. This is my very first with an on-line community like this. I'm actually quite surprised and impressed at how comprehensive it is. And it's free! How wonderful. Thank you for that. <BR> <BR> I've had some great feedback as of late and look forward to my weight loss journey knowing that I've got some like-minded individuals right at my fingertips to share the process. <BR> <BR> I'd also like to mention that I'm an avid in-line sk... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 01:13:40 EST Beating the Winter Blues Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x22265846 As promised, although a bit later than planned, I've come up with a simple challenge to help generate some chatter within the team. I couldn't figure out how to set this up as an actual challenge, but hopefully this will do. What I had in mind was a simple accountability challenge - tracking food, exercise, water and rest - plus a bit of a twist inspired by an article I read about dealing with the winter blues. According to one author, their society is built around the concept of ‘hygge,’ ... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:48:24 EST Hello from yet another new member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x22151994 Hey everyone!! <BR> <BR> I am super excited to be part of this team :) Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:08:14 EST Re-energize this team with a challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x22138782 Who's up for a week-long challenge to try to add some life back to this team? I propose a fairly simple challenge, to start on Monday the 26th, tracking whether over the course of a week we stay on track with calorie targets, water, exercise minutes and maybe some fun stuff too like taking a moment each day to reflect on thisngs for which we are grateful? If even one other person is up for it, I will set up the challenge over the weekend and we can get the ball rolling Monday morning. Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:06:13 EST Hello from Scarborough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x22047545 Hello. I am new to this team but not new to Sparkpeople!! Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:03:27 EST Learning to Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x21999471 I've just started a "Learn to Run" clinic at the Running Room. Is anyone else a runner out there that would like to support me to reach my goal of walk/running two 5K races this year? <BR> <em>252</em> <em>425</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 14:05:33 EST New to Team from South Etobicoke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x21999379 I've been a member of SP for just over 1 year now and have great success with my goals. I'm hoping this is an "active" Toronto team! Sun, 18 Jan 2009 14:02:22 EST Lurking no more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x21997027 Hi there. I'm Jayles, and I'm living in downtown TO. After finally losing all my "baby" weight in a long and gradual process that ended early last year, a drastic change in my work life (I went from a highly physical job with long, long hours to a sedentary job I can't even bike to!) my weight crept right back up in a short period of time. Darn!! <BR> <BR> I'm focused on the long term so I don't even own a scale - I'll weigh myself when the opportunity arises and I'm planning to take pictur... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 12:48:15 EST daily gratitudes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x21660192 i am grateful for the love and support of my family,my friends and my fellow sparkers. Fri, 9 Jan 2009 10:33:56 EST newbie in richmond hill Markham area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x21549777 Hey my name is Lindsay im 23 im looking for a buddy to work out with please contact me Tue, 6 Jan 2009 17:34:10 EST Running shoes in GTA (newbie question) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x21543378 Apologies if it's been covered, but can anyone recommend a good spot for running shoes (pref. affordable ones, ie: ~$100)? In the downtown core is best or at least transit-accessible. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 14:37:30 EST HI I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x21187461 My name is Sandy. <BR> I'm 34 and live at Broadview/Danforth. <BR> I just joined this site last week and love it. I've already lost a few pounds. <BR> I don't have a membership to a gym right now(looking for a job) but would love to have a buddy, maybe meet for a skinny latte in the area. <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 26 Dec 2008 11:25:36 EST Newbie from Mississauga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x20500437 Hey everyone, new to the team, thought I would drop a hello note and introduce myself!! <BR> <BR> 33yr old female, looking to have a better lifestyle. Started changing the way I live, one day at a time!! If you are in or around the Mississauga area and want a workout buddy or someone to talk too, feel free to message me <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 25 Nov 2008 23:46:13 EST first year university student looking for a buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x19993819 Hi <BR> I'm a first year York university student looking for a buddy. Possibly a york student or someone that lives in the area. <BR> <BR> I have joined goodlife fitness and go to the one at Weston Road and the 401 and also plan to go to the one at Dufferin and steeles sometimes. <BR> <BR> I could also use the facilities at York and plan to use them however when it comes to treadmills and ellipticals and most by yourself cardio I tend to get bored so that's why it would be really fun if I... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 17:46:11 EST New to the team, not to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x19704589 Hello :) <BR> <BR> My name is Nikkol. I'm 24 years old and living in Richmond Hill with my husband since early August. I just clicked the 'join' button, so wanted to introduce myself and say hi. <BR> <BR> I'm looking into joining the Curves gym near Yonge & Carrville. Anyone a member there? Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:38:49 EST Fitness in the Neighbourhood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x19073467 Hey Toronto Sparkies! Toronto is such a city of neighbourhoods--I'd like to hear what is your favourite fitness activity in your neighbourhood. Got a great yoga studio or a favourite walk? Let's share. <BR> <BR> I live in the Beaches. For me one of the best things is walking on the Boardwalk. It's free, it's gorgeous and you can do it any time of the year. Sometimes I just go for a stroll to clear my head, other times I've done some serious power walking. My husband and I have a ritual ... Sun, 5 Oct 2008 15:10:40 EST family doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x18233209 hello all, <BR> <BR> i was wondering if anyone had a good family doctor and if you'd be willing to share. i'm in the west end of toronto, but am willing to travel for a good family doctor. <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:34:59 EST looking for a buddy..hamilton or toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x17739542 <BR> HEY PEOPLE! <BR> <BR> I live in hamilton and work in toronto (originally from there) I decided to join this group to find people who are in the boat as me...to lose weight. <BR> <BR> i enjoy bike riding and going out for walks. i'm looking for an exercise buddy or someone to motivate me and each other :) <BR> <BR> i have about 90 lbs to lose...i fell off the wagon but plan on getting back on very soon.as for my program i'm trying to monitor what and when i eat...then eating servin... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 10:25:05 EST Summer Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x16797288 Hello to everyone! <BR> <BR> I see that this group is pretty dead so I though it would be fun if you would post what your plans are for the summer. Is it a vacation, trying a new sport, a certain goal to achieve or even just spending some time with the family? Let's hear it! Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:08:25 EST Woodbridge anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x16504163 I'm looking for a buddy for online and offline support and friendship. I am mid 30's with about 50-70lbs to lose. (I'm 100 lbs over my high school weight) <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get moving with BEACHBODY videos (yoga booty ballet, P90, P90x, Slim in 6) as well as with my NordicTrack elliptical. <BR> <BR> Of course, I'm willing to share... <BR> <BR> :) Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:49:28 EST Woodbridge anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x16504159 I'm looking for a buddy for online and offline support and friendship. I am mid 30's with about 50-70lbs to lose. (I'm 100 lbs over my high school weight) <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get moving with BEACHBODY videos (yoga booty ballet, P90, P90x, Slim in 6) as well as with my NordicTrack elliptical. <BR> <BR> Of course, I'm willing to share... <BR> <BR> :) Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:49:18 EST Outdoor workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x15864722 I know this group is a bit dead, but I thought I'd try anyway. <BR> <BR> Anyone ever seen Bulging Brides or Last 10 Pound Workout on Slice? <BR> <BR> I've noticed that they workout in a park on a wooden "playground" where you can do pull ups and other good bodyweight exercises. Anyone know of a place in TO that has something similar? Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:22:54 EST Hello from Oakville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x15848641 Hi everyone! I have been a member of SparkPeople since about Feb and I love it. I am on maintenance, though I have about 5 pounds to drop again (the summer is HARD) and my husband has lost 60 lbs since Jan on WW. He still has another 30 lbs that he wants to lose. So, we are looking for fun places in the GTA to get some outdoor activity. We like to walk, hike and bike. It anyone has recommendations, that would be great! Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:04:16 EST Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x13925935 Hi All <BR> I'm 21 living in the cities east end(Pape/Cosburn).I'd prefer in person but email works well too.I currently weigh 167.6 and am hoping to drop that down to 130. <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:08:27 EST Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x13925931 Hi All <BR> I'm 21 living in the cities east end(Pape/Cosburn).I'd prefer in person but email works well too.I currently weigh 167.6 and am hoping to drop that down to 130. <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:08:19 EST Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x13925925 Hi All <BR> I'm 21 living in the cities east end(Pape/Cosburn).I'd prefer in person but email works well too.I currently weigh 167.6 and am hoping to drop that down to 130. <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:08:06 EST SPARK WHEEL...What did you Spin today??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x13674695 I spun a little 2.... saw the 20 rolling around but got a 2!!!!!!!! <BR> UUGH!!! Thu, 3 Apr 2008 16:18:19 EST A little humor to lighten things up.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x13599903 Great A Hot & Juicy Story <BR> <BR> Well, I was loafin' around the salad bar at the burger stand one chili <BR> day on Coney Island, when I Frito-Lay'd my eyes on the sweetest little <BR> tomato I'd ever seen. Let's just say I could tell she wasn't gonna be <BR> ice-cold or taste like some of those cheaper spreads I'd eaten. <BR> So I mustard up my courage and I whispered, "Hey, Mama Bird! You got a <BR> sweet set of sesame-seed buns, and I'd live to bury my open-face in <BR> your McM... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 13:40:35 EST EARTH HOUR!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x13486661 what will you be doing on saturday????? <BR> will you be shutting off your lights??? <BR> Fri, 28 Mar 2008 14:09:53 EST WHATS GOING ON IN THE TDOT??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x12715183 DOES ANYBODY KNOW OF ANY EVENTS GOING ON THIS MONTH IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA??? <BR> PLEASE POST THEM <BR> THANXXXXX <BR> <BR> XOXO Fri, 29 Feb 2008 12:03:25 EST INSPRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x12714803 When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a hand full of mud, either. <BR> -- Leo Burnett Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:52:58 EST MAY CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x12714224 HEY EVERYBODY!!! <BR> JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYBODY IS INTERESTED IN A CHALLENGE FOR MAY!!!!! <BR> <BR> I WANT TO LOOSE 15 LBS BY MAY! <BR> <BR> WHAT ABOUT YOU!?!?!? <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:36:23 EST Another new member... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x11362237 Hello - I'm a career dieter (for the past 25 years) who seems to take 2 steps back for every 1 forward. Although I did lose 53 lbs. following some health concerns I've fallen off the wagon and gained 12 back. It's hard to put the brakes on but I keep trying. Lack of exercise is one thing I'd like to change and although I love walking and swimming, it's easy to procrastinate with no one to keep me motivated (hubby is a hard core couch potato). My interests are music (Irish fiddling), trave... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 11:17:41 EST Re-energizing the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x10890886 I feel kind of badly that this team doesn't have a bit more going one. Toronto is such a great city and this group should be a great place for us to compare notes. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any great ideas for getting things started? Is anyone interested in being a co-leader? My time comes and goes so I'm not always available to spend time on SP. Wed, 2 Jan 2008 11:12:55 EST Healthy in Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x10601946 Hi everyone, <BR> So I know this team is practically dead, but I'm hoping there's still a few people out there reading this team who might be interested in discussing being healthy in Toronto. <BR> <BR> I've recently moved to Toronto (two weeks ago) and want to get myself a nice list of healthy places to eat, active things to do, good gyms, places to walk and all that kind of good stuff. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any suggestions? I'll start us off by sharing my bootcamp research with you. Whe... Sat, 15 Dec 2007 15:23:33 EST Spinning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x7864952 Has anyone here tried a spinning class? Can anyone recommend one? I am very interested in trying one but I would like to hear some opinions first. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:30:50 EST Introducing... Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x658x7282998 Hi, all. I'm FitmyJeans and while i joined SP on May 1st, I just joined this team last week. <BR> <BR> I was born and raised in the city but have spent most of my life living out of town and just moved home last year. I have to admit that getting to know people here is very difficult; Torontonians are polite and politically correct but hardly the warmest or friendliest people I've ever met! <BR> <BR> I live in between Avenue Road and Yonge Street in a neighbourhood called Summerhill. I j... Sat, 23 Jun 2007 16:41:08 EST System Fitness ... anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x5489137 ..........Question.......... <BR> <BR> Anyone here belong to the gym SYSTEM FITNESS ? <BR> <BR> There is a location about a 5 min run or 15 min walk from where I live, and well I'm looking into joining it, but am looking for feedback, since the place they took over from was lets put it this way .. uggg <BR> <BR> I have been a member of a gym before, so i know my way around a standard gym deal in general, but just like there are good gyms there are not so good gyms and well, am trying to ... Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:16:46 EST Ride for Heart - Anyone Cycle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x5472865 I'm thinking of participating in the 25K ride for heart (http://www.rideforheart.ca) but I don't want to do this alone. Is there anyone in Toronto who cycles and is interested in joining me? It'd be a great motivator to go our on rides to train and a fabulous goal to achieve! <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:16:18 EST Monthly Challenge - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x5143956 Hi everyone! I've been away due to the school workload, but things have calmed down a bit, and because March begins tomorrow, I though maybe people would be interested in starting a monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> Each month I'll post a new challenge, and everyone interested in participating should check in once a week on Thursday with their weekly weigh in, and post the results of the challenge for that week (please copy and paste the challenge calendar which I've posted below, and full in wh... Wed, 28 Feb 2007 16:33:58 EST Neighbourhoods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4848413 My husband and I are thinking about moving out of the burbs and into town. I grew up in the northern end of North York but I know little of the communitties closer to the down town. The neighbourhoods my husband is familar with (The Annex and Rosedale) are clearly out of our price range. Any one got any suggestions as to where we should be looking? Sun, 11 Feb 2007 08:33:45 EST my new year's resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4694744 <em>86</em> <BR> Well, I have managed to do my strength training 3 times a week but boy...that cardio is the killer. I seem to avoid it at all costs. Starving today so I will make sure to eat my apple on the way home. Gym night tonight. Thu, 1 Feb 2007 16:58:41 EST new year's resolutions, how are they going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4673171 hey all, <BR> <BR> as we near the end of january, thought i'd check in with new year's resolutions. <BR> <BR> i generally hate new year's resolutions, but thought i'd try again this year. i did get back to the gym (working 6 days a week was such an obstacle), but now i'm back to part-time and i am enjoying it. <BR> <BR> i'm making my lunches and really working to eat what i cook, or what can be peeled or generally anything that DOESN'T come in plastic wrapping <BR> <BR> drinking more wa... Wed, 31 Jan 2007 14:12:31 EST Yay snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4399432 OK, not so much yay freezing rain but I'm glad for the snow. I taught my daughter how to make snow balls yesterday afternoon and my husband took her tobogganing. Hopefully once the mess on the roads clears up we'll be able to enjoy some winter activities for a few weeks at least. Mon, 15 Jan 2007 09:18:12 EST Women's Health Matters - Forum (Jan 19th and 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4311615 Greetings my fellow Torontonians, this is a note that the annual Women's Health Matter - Forum and Expo 2007 is being held Janyary 19th and 20th 2007 <BR> <BR> Enterance Fee is 15.00 per day or FREE to Seniors 65+ and Full-Time Students (must have valid studient ID). <BR> <BR> The sponcer of the forum and expo is Women's College Hospital and GM Canada. <BR> <BR> The even is taking place at the Metro Toronto Concention CEntre (South Building). <BR> <BR> For more info you can visite their... Tue, 9 Jan 2007 20:52:47 EST Weekly Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4126976 Why didn't I think of this before! lol! Is there anything more motivating that stepping on the scale and wanting to scream, or being proud of what you've accomplished? Either way, if weighing in and reporting back will help keep you motivated towards your own goals, WOO! There are a few tips some of you probably already know, but I was suprised to find out a couple of them. <BR> <BR> 1. Try and weigh yourself only once a week, in the morning if possible - your weight can fluctuate quite a ... Wed, 27 Dec 2006 10:12:33 EST Glad to see a team for Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4122044 <em>86</em> <BR> I currently am a member of the 50 plus and never even thought about a group at home! Hope everyone enjoys the holiday season..minus snow so far.... <BR> I fell drastically off the wagon but have jumped back on with a passion. Convinced myself I was too old to worry about my weight but if I don't I probably won't get too much older...oh my.... Tue, 26 Dec 2006 15:58:02 EST Streaking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4112056 No, not the naked kind. This is the type of streaking where you try and beat or stay on top of your record of doing something for as many consecutive days as you can! And yes, this is another desperate attempt to get the forum rolling <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> You can participate in the same challenges as other people if you like, or create your own challenges, because no one knows our own problem ares like ourselves. But track it every day, and if you break your streak, start again at day on... Sun, 24 Dec 2006 12:09:21 EST New Years Resolutions - with followthrough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4091680 Ladies, Its that time of year again. I havn't thought of anything specific yet, but I know I want to be healthy and happy in the new year! I think perhaps we should brainstorm, and come up with a game plan! And with luck, creativity and a little support - actually follow though with "The Plan". I'd love to hear some ideas on how to do this, because I've never really made a goals and stuck to them. One possibility is to pick 5 things we want to work towards in the new year (for example, In 200... Thu, 21 Dec 2006 10:40:04 EST Try Something New Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x4045171 Well, I tried to get something like this going in another board but I think we have two few people to get it working, and seeing as how all of us are in and around the same area, it might be easier! <BR> <BR> I've been bothered by the pattern I have of finding something I like to eat or do, and I'll just do it until I don't even want to hear the word anymore! So I want to keep things fresh by trying something new every week - it can be a food, or an activity, something from a different cu... Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:01:35 EST Subway tokens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3952613 Does anyone know when the roll over date is to use up the old subway tokens? My husband and I found a whole cash of them yesturday. As part of his fitness routine, he's been walking to his office from Union rather then takeing the subway but always carries a few tokens for days when he's running late or when the weather is nasty. Tue, 5 Dec 2006 07:59:39 EST ice skating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3903189 i just found out that nathan philips square has already iced their rink, so one way to get out and active would be to go for a skate. there is also a light show visable from the rink on the side of old city hall, i've only seen a bit of it, but it was really cool. <BR> <BR> i think that there is a skating rink at harbour front this year too, which would be lovely too i'm sure. <BR> <BR> personally i'm going to go out and see if i can't get me some skates at play it again sports or somethin... Wed, 29 Nov 2006 19:06:26 EST Introductions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3872639 Okay. I think one of the resons there so little activity on the forum is because people don't know eachother yet, and they're too shy to start something! Oh, and theres the whole busy thing, but nevermind that. Lets have some introductions! Who are you, what do you do, and what are some of your goals? <BR> <BR> So I'm going to disturb things by getting the ball rolling. My name is Magda, I'm 20, living in the Little India area, and I'm a student of animation! I'm still living at home with my... Sun, 26 Nov 2006 22:53:14 EST live music in toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3854507 i figure that one of the ways to get hopin' is to go to live music. even if there isn't going to be dancing, there is the walking from transit to the venue, so i figure, it would be nice to have some reccomendations for live music in here, because, as much as i'd love to go see some stuff, i never know what to chose, and it's always better to have information from people to help make your decision. <BR> <BR> so i'll start things off by saying that tomorrow night (friday, novemeber 24th) sco... Thu, 23 Nov 2006 22:38:08 EST Places To Go, Places To See... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3794646 As the title says, this thread is for people to post their favorite destinations in and around Toronto. This could be a great park to walk in, a restaurant with a waistline friendly menu or someplace to stretch our legs during the snowy time of year. <BR> <BR> Feel free to post special events other might be interested in too. Thu, 16 Nov 2006 11:40:54 EST What would you like from this team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3718284 OK, so I created this team back when teams were first introduced, mostly because there wasn't a Toronto based team. Then I left SP for a while. I'm back now and I'm trying to get more active with the community. We have a good number of folks as team members but our boards seem really quiet. So what are you looking for from this team? Challenges? Local finds? I'm open to any ideas. Wed, 8 Nov 2006 08:55:17 EST November challenge?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3638435 <em>213</em> <BR> Is anyone up for some kind of November challenge?? I don't have any ideas in particular but I thought maybe we should try to get the team thinking on it now as opposed to after the month starts. <BR> <BR> If we don't have one thing in common we want to work on it could be a "name your challenge" type thing. That is, I would post my personal challenge (keeping fat down and fiber up) and then post my progress 2 times a week or so. Another member might want to focus on in... Mon, 30 Oct 2006 09:46:31 EST New City, New Job, why not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3603538 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Jenn, and I moved here to Toronto September 1st. I came from Lindsay, so you can imagine living and working downtown is quite the change! <BR> <BR> Now things are starting to settle, and I feel like I can focus on changing. My weight has been creeping up on me. Suddenly it hits me that I do not have the metabolism that I did at 17! And lets face it, I'm not near as active either. <BR> <BR> Lately my reflection just doesnt seem to look like me anymore. I've co... Wed, 25 Oct 2006 16:18:42 EST Alright Toronto... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3453999 I would like to start an October challenge, and I hope many of you will join me! <BR> <BR> The challenge is to meet 2 goals you set for yourself, minutes exercise and weight removed. <BR> <BR> Your challenge ticker should look like this: <BR> Exercise Starting/Current/To Go <BR> Weight Starting/Current/To Go <BR> <BR> Ready...set...GO!!!! Fri, 6 Oct 2006 21:32:24 EST Healthy lunches near High Park? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x3203614 Hi folks; <BR> <BR> I hope you don't mind me starting a new topic! <BR> <BR> I'm about to start spending a bunch of days every week near High Park. I'm going to try to pack a lunch every day, but I know it will be hard to do every day! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a recommendation for a healthy lunch place near the north side of High Park? If I have a destination in mind, I'll be able to walk by whatever temptations are closest... <BR> <BR> Kirsten Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:53:12 EST Active Toronto Group Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x658x1978084 This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Active Toronto" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> A group for thouse living in the GTA. Mon, 10 Apr 2006 06:44:56 EST