SparkPeople Katy Sparkers Team Messageboard Support team for the Katy, TX (West Houston) area and surrounding towns. SparkPeople Katy Sparkers Team Messageboard General Discussion Hi! Is anyone still checking in here with any kind of regularity? Tue, 2 May 2017 17:05:25 EST Are there any cyclists in the area? Hello, <BR> <BR> I just started using Spark again. I have lost 70 lbs from basically riding my bike a lot. I was training for the MS 150 and realized I am just not there yet. I do know this.... love to ride and exercise with other people. I found myself driving downtown all the time to go on group rides, but I just don't have the time to do that. <BR> <BR> I really want to find a group that rides in bush park, or a walking/jogging group in the Katy Area. It would be an added benefit if the... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:16:12 EST Hi! Hello, My name is Ginny and I moved to Katy from Lexington Kentucky this past December. I am on a journey to good health and hope to lose a few pounds along thr way. I work here in Katy too. I have joined the 24HR Fitness location on Mason Road. I've never really watched what I ate too much or seriously exercised so this is all pretty new to me. I will offer what support I can to anyone who needs it! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:54:08 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 14 What is your favorite animal? Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:33:19 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 13 Do you go to buffets? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 06:39:08 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 12 What is your favorite thing about Halloween? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 08:27:20 EST Question Of The Dat Oct. 11 Are you going to carve a pumpkin? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 07:39:46 EST Question Of The Day Oct 10 Have you ever had a Kirby salesman come to your door? Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:22:17 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 9 Have you decorated your house for Halloween? Wed, 9 Oct 2013 07:58:05 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 8 Do you get migraines? Tue, 8 Oct 2013 11:36:29 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 7 Do you own an ipad? Mon, 7 Oct 2013 08:35:13 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 6 Do you drink coffee? Sun, 6 Oct 2013 06:56:27 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 5 Do you have a pet? Sat, 5 Oct 2013 07:03:31 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 4 Do you like sweet potato, and squash? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 07:37:56 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 3 Are you carving any pumpkins? Thu, 3 Oct 2013 08:29:11 EST Question Of The Day Oct. 1 What is one thing you hope to achieve this month? Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:23:26 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 30 Do you workout when you are in pain? Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:50:19 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 29 Does Subway fill you up? Sun, 29 Sep 2013 06:08:57 EST Question Of The Day 28 Have you been to a fair this year? Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:44:14 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 24 What is your favorite Halloween treat? Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:27:39 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 23 What is your favorite dinner to make for company? Mon, 23 Sep 2013 08:24:15 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 22 Do you have a favorite packed lunch? Sun, 22 Sep 2013 06:46:36 EST Question of The Day Sept. 21 What is your favorite breakfast to have? Sat, 21 Sep 2013 08:02:48 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 20 Do you drink coffee? Fri, 20 Sep 2013 07:17:21 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 19 Weights or Cardio? Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:37:12 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 18 Do you go to yard sales? Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:24:32 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 17 Do you send out birthday cards? Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:56:26 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 16 Do pictures motivate you? Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:30:37 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 15 Do you eat red meat? Sun, 15 Sep 2013 06:26:33 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 14 Is there any animal you don't like? Sat, 14 Sep 2013 06:39:40 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 13 Do you believe today will be bad because of the date? Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:21:50 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 12 What is the one workout you can not stand to do? Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:58:55 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 11 Is there one food you can not stand to eat? Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:42:29 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 10 What is the hardest thing for you each day? Tue, 10 Sep 2013 08:21:28 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 9 Do you have anyone that motivates you? Mon, 9 Sep 2013 07:52:14 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 9 Do you have anyone you can turn to , to motivate you? Mon, 9 Sep 2013 07:50:59 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 8 Do you use GPS? Sun, 8 Sep 2013 06:53:23 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 7 Do you chew gum? Sat, 7 Sep 2013 06:55:38 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 6 Have you tried almond milk? Fri, 6 Sep 2013 08:28:54 EST Not sure where to put this *Meetings* Question, does the Katy group meet at all to talk about things or have a speaker? <BR> <BR> Sorry been a way for sometime and would like more info. <BR> <BR> T Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:52:21 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 5 How many vehicles do you have? Thu, 5 Sep 2013 08:57:33 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 4 How many kids do you have? Wed, 4 Sep 2013 08:08:49 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 3 Do you like pork? Tue, 3 Sep 2013 07:59:24 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 2 What are you doing today for Labor day? Mon, 2 Sep 2013 09:59:45 EST Question Of The Day Sept. 1 Do you get magazines? Sun, 1 Sep 2013 06:40:41 EST Question Of The Day August 31 Do you have a daily to do list? Sat, 31 Aug 2013 06:35:30 EST Question Of The Day August 30 What are your goals for Sept? Fri, 30 Aug 2013 03:04:36 EST Question Of The Day August 29 Do you play any online games? Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:00:51 EST Question Of The Day August 28 Do you like to try new experiences? Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:55:43 EST Question Of The Day August 27 Have you ever tried yard sales online? Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:34:27 EST Question Of The Day August 26 Do you do yoga? Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:43:17 EST Question Of The Day August 25 Do you watch tv? Sun, 25 Aug 2013 07:34:46 EST Question Of The Day August 24 How many days a week do you do weights? Sat, 24 Aug 2013 06:54:26 EST Question Of The Day August 23 What is your favorite pizza place? Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:45:05 EST Question Of The Day August 22 What is your favorite holiday? Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:24:58 EST Question Of The Day August 21 Do you vote? Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:46:36 EST Question Of The Day August 20 Do you park away from store entrances, so you can walk? Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:54:30 EST Question Of The Day August 19 Do you have any food allergies? Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:27:32 EST Question Of The Day August 18 Do you do fantasy football? Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:14:44 EST Question Of The Day August 17 Do you like to read? Sat, 17 Aug 2013 08:08:07 EST Question Of The Day August 16 Do you make a menu everyday? Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:13:59 EST Question Of The Day August 15 Do you do Facebook or Twitter? Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:03:12 EST Question Of The Day August 14 Do you like to be active or lazy on vacations? Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:13:24 EST Question Of The Day August 13 What is your favorite dessert? Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:11:33 EST Question Of The Day August 12 What workout do you find is the best for you? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 07:16:11 EST Question Of The Day August 11 Do you buy gift cards for gifts? Sun, 11 Aug 2013 07:06:21 EST Question Of The Day August 10 Do you track your foods? Sat, 10 Aug 2013 07:04:18 EST Question Of The Day August 9 Do you cut your hair? Fri, 9 Aug 2013 02:20:52 EST Question Of The Day August 8 What food must you stay away from, because you go overboard with it? Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:54:55 EST Question Of The Day August 7 Do you workout alone or with somebody? Wed, 7 Aug 2013 09:03:45 EST Question Of The Day August 6 What is your favorite healthy snack? Tue, 6 Aug 2013 09:02:07 EST Question Of The Day August 5 Have you ever gotten a ticket? Mon, 5 Aug 2013 08:08:47 EST Question Of The Day August 4 Do you lift weights? Sun, 4 Aug 2013 06:53:23 EST Question Of The Day August 3 Do you use spark people recipes? Sat, 3 Aug 2013 06:42:09 EST Question Of The Day August 2 Have you used creatine? Fri, 2 Aug 2013 08:32:01 EST Question Of The Day August 1 What are your goals for August? Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:07:53 EST Out Of Town I am out of town so I will not be on here until next Wed Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:09:26 EST Question Of The Day July 23 Have you ever flew in an airplane? Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:35:10 EST Question Of The Dat July 23 Do you recycle? Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:39:31 EST Question Of The Day July 22 Has anyone heard of Koko Fit Club? Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:36:33 EST Question Of The Day July 21 What is your hardest thing to overcome? Sun, 21 Jul 2013 06:03:19 EST Question Of The Day July 20 Do you have special workout clothes? Sat, 20 Jul 2013 05:47:58 EST Question Of The Day July 19 Do you challenge yourself daily? Fri, 19 Jul 2013 08:59:39 EST Question Of The Day July 18 Do your credit cards earn you rewards? Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:19:43 EST Question Of The Day July 17 Do you go to the doctor for check ups yearly? Wed, 17 Jul 2013 05:02:11 EST Question Of The Day July 16 Do you like to try new things? Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:07:39 EST Question Of The Day July 15 Have you ever used a tanning bed? Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:22:48 EST Question Of The Day July 14 Do you chew gum? Sun, 14 Jul 2013 06:57:07 EST Question Of The Day July 13 Do you consider 13 an unlucky number? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 07:00:05 EST Question Of The Day July 12 Do you take a snack with you when you are out and running around? Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:13:12 EST Question Of The Day July 11 What is your favorite color? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:58:27 EST Question Of The Day July 10 Do you take vitamins? Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:32:56 EST Question Of The Day July 9 Have you ever done a 5 K, walking or running Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:29:43 EST Question Of The Day July 8 What kind of vacation do you like to take, active or being lazy? Mon, 8 Jul 2013 09:08:00 EST Question Of The Day July 7 Do you watch tv everyday? Sun, 7 Jul 2013 07:24:16 EST Question Of The Day July 6 What kind of milk do you use or drink? Sat, 6 Jul 2013 07:27:26 EST Question Of The Day July 5 Do you get up early to work out? Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:35:36 EST Question Of The Day July 4 Do you have snacks? Thu, 4 Jul 2013 08:52:22 EST Question Of The Day July 3 Do you eat at buffets? Wed, 3 Jul 2013 08:52:44 EST Question Of The Day July 2 Do you have a weekly fitness routine? Tue, 2 Jul 2013 08:42:36 EST Question Of The Day July 1 Do you use coupons? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:59:50 EST Question Of The Day June 30 What are your goals for July? Sun, 30 Jun 2013 08:16:52 EST Question Of The Day June 29 Any special plans for the 4th of July? Sat, 29 Jun 2013 08:36:20 EST Question Of The Day June 28 What is your favorite yogurt? Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:34:54 EST Question Of The Day June 27 What type of movies are your favorite? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:59:31 EST Question Of The Day June 26 When you are bored what do you do? Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:46:03 EST Question Of The Day June 25 How many cars do you have? Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:25:50 EST Question Of The Day June 24 Do you live in a house or apartment? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:18:58 EST Question Of The Day June 23 Do you workout alone? Sun, 23 Jun 2013 06:17:33 EST Question Of The Day June 22 What is your favorite way to workout? Sat, 22 Jun 2013 06:35:09 EST Question Of The Day June 21 What is your favorite season? Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:28:05 EST Question Of The Day June 20 Have you ever been to Vegas? Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:47:59 EST Question Of The Day June 19 Do you have a garden? Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:06:38 EST Question Of The Day June 18 Do you have a tv in your bedroom? Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:59:04 EST Question Of The Day June 17 Do you smoke? Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:34:38 EST Question Of The Day June 16 Do you eat fried foods? Sun, 16 Jun 2013 06:30:53 EST Question Of The Day June 15 Have you ever been to Disney Land or World? Sat, 15 Jun 2013 06:40:55 EST Question Of The Day June 14 Do you wash your own car? Fri, 14 Jun 2013 07:29:19 EST Question Of The Day June 13 Do you have a fitbit or anything like it to track steps? Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:42:54 EST Question Of The Day June 12 Do you drink soda? Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:56:48 EST Question Of The Week June 11 Do you drink coffee? Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:44:29 EST Question Of The Day June 10 Do you pay bills online? Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:48:11 EST Question Of The Day June 9 Do you eat eggs? Sun, 9 Jun 2013 06:03:37 EST Question Of The Day June 8 Would you rather swim in Ocean, pool or lake? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 06:09:18 EST Question Of The Day June 7 How often do you go to the movie theaters? Fri, 7 Jun 2013 06:10:27 EST Question Of The Day June 6 Do you shop online? Thu, 6 Jun 2013 08:16:52 EST Question Of The Day June 5 What are your hobbies? Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:27:41 EST Question Of The Day June 4 Do you listen to music when you workout? Tue, 4 Jun 2013 08:58:19 EST Question Of The Day June 3 Weights or cardio Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:24:24 EST Question Of The Day June 2 Do you take vitamins? Sun, 2 Jun 2013 06:19:33 EST Question Of The Day June 1 Do you plan your meals ahead of time? Sat, 1 Jun 2013 06:28:04 EST Question Of The Day May 31 Do you read any fitness and health magazines? Fri, 31 May 2013 02:36:14 EST Question Of The Day May 31 What are your goals for June? Thu, 30 May 2013 08:37:11 EST Question Of The Day May 29 Did you go to college? Wed, 29 May 2013 08:43:33 EST Question Of The Day May 28 Do you consider yourself an active person? Tue, 28 May 2013 07:22:33 EST Question Of The Day May 27 Do you think you eat healthy? Mon, 27 May 2013 06:58:12 EST Question Of The Day May 26 What is your favorite time of day? Sun, 26 May 2013 06:31:20 EST Question Of The Day May 25 What is your favorite drink? Sat, 25 May 2013 06:32:12 EST Question Of The Day May 24 What is your favorite pie? Fri, 24 May 2013 07:19:56 EST Question Of The Day May 23 Any plans for the big holiday weekend? Thu, 23 May 2013 07:30:14 EST Question Of The Day May 22 Are you going to any graduation parties ? Wed, 22 May 2013 08:30:33 EST Question Of The Day May 21 Have you ever been bit by a dog? Tue, 21 May 2013 08:19:30 EST Question Of The Day May 20 Do you have a food scale? Mon, 20 May 2013 09:10:29 EST Question Of The Day May 19 Do you have a list of things to do everyday? Sun, 19 May 2013 06:32:07 EST Question Of The Day May 18 Do you drink enough water every day? Sat, 18 May 2013 08:15:22 EST Question Of The Day May 17 How many days a week do you work out? Fri, 17 May 2013 07:33:11 EST Question Of The Day May 16 What is the first thing you look at, portion or calories? Thu, 16 May 2013 08:21:15 EST Question Of The Day May 15 Do you keep a daily journal on food and fitness? Wed, 15 May 2013 08:41:28 EST Question Of The Day May 14 Do you keep fruit cut up or out where you can grab? Tue, 14 May 2013 08:35:41 EST Question Of The Day May 13 Do you have a passport? Mon, 13 May 2013 08:29:27 EST Question Of The Day May 12 Where were you born? Sun, 12 May 2013 09:28:00 EST Question Of The Day May 11 What are your plans for Mother's day? Sat, 11 May 2013 06:56:32 EST Question Of The Day May 10 Have you tried water aerobics? Fri, 10 May 2013 08:18:56 EST Mary Jo Park Has anyone really checked this park out? Thu, 9 May 2013 08:41:28 EST Question Of The Day May 9 What is your biggest goal? Thu, 9 May 2013 08:37:58 EST Question Of The Day May 8 Have you ever had a personal trainer? Wed, 8 May 2013 08:39:01 EST Question Of The Day May 7 Have you tried spaghetti squash? Tue, 7 May 2013 08:31:44 EST Question Of The Day May 6 Has anyone joined a meetup group? Mon, 6 May 2013 09:45:16 EST Question Of The Day May 5 Have you grilled this year yet? Sun, 5 May 2013 06:14:04 EST Question Of The Day May 4 Have you ever broken a boke? Sat, 4 May 2013 06:04:41 EST Question Of The Day May 3 Would you rather work out inside or outside? Fri, 3 May 2013 08:43:20 EST Question Of The Day May 2 Do you use spark recipes? Thu, 2 May 2013 08:48:33 EST Question Of The Day May 1 Do you have a vacation fund? Wed, 1 May 2013 08:11:47 EST Who wants to get together to work out? I am looking for someone in the Katy area that wants to go on hikes etc. Anyone interested? Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:02:44 EST Question Of The Day April 30 What are your goals for next month? Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:57:15 EST Question Of The Day April 29 Are you planning a vacation this summer? Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:19:17 EST Question Of The Day April 28 Lowes or Home Depot? Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:39:53 EST Question Of The Day April 27 What is your favorite day of the week? Sat, 27 Apr 2013 06:14:31 EST Question Of The Day April 26 Any fruit you can not stand? Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:06:24 EST Question Of The Day April 25 Is there a veggie you can not stand? Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:42:31 EST Question Of The Day April 24 Do you drink energy drinks? Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:32:30 EST Question Of The Day April 23 What is your favorite body part on you? Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:56:58 EST Question Of The Day April 22 Do you lift weights? Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:04:41 EST Question Of The Day April 21 What is the hardest thing for you to accomplish daily? Sun, 21 Apr 2013 06:19:23 EST Question Of The Day April 20 Do you workout everyday? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 06:27:41 EST Question Of The Day April 19 Do you eat enough fruits and veggies? Fri, 19 Apr 2013 08:33:29 EST Question Of The Day April 18 Where you active as a child? Thu, 18 Apr 2013 06:51:11 EST Question Of The Day April 17 Do you sleep in on days off? Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:20:57 EST Question Of The Day April 16 Do you use coupons? Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:49:18 EST Question Of The Day April 15 Do you eat yogurt? Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:07:48 EST Question Of The Day April 14 Do you use almond milk? Sun, 14 Apr 2013 06:27:09 EST Question Of The Day April 13 Do you have a garden? Sat, 13 Apr 2013 06:09:19 EST Question Of The Day April 12 Do you have healthy snacks during the day? Fri, 12 Apr 2013 06:51:23 EST Question Of The Day 11 Where is your main place to grocery shop? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:33:03 EST Question Of The Day April 10 Do you have any pets? Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:08:10 EST Question Of The Day April 9 What is your favorite outside activity? Tue, 9 Apr 2013 06:52:32 EST Question Of The Day April 8 Do you eat breakfast? Mon, 8 Apr 2013 08:51:21 EST Question Of The Day April 7 What is your favorite hoilday? Sun, 7 Apr 2013 05:43:44 EST Question Of The Day April 6 What is your favorite body part? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 06:25:54 EST Question Of The Day April 5 Where is one place you would love to visit? Fri, 5 Apr 2013 07:02:59 EST Question Of The Day April 4 Are you planning on having a yard sale this summer? Thu, 4 Apr 2013 07:34:50 EST Question Of The Day April 3 Do you have underground sprinkler system? Wed, 3 Apr 2013 08:10:36 EST Question Of The Day April 2 What is your favorite hobby? Tue, 2 Apr 2013 08:20:16 EST Question Of The Day April 1? What are your goals for this month? Mon, 1 Apr 2013 08:28:33 EST Question Of The Day March 31 What are you doing for Easter? Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:12:56 EST Question Of The Day March 30 How much sleep do you get? Sat, 30 Mar 2013 06:27:26 EST Question Of The Day March 29 How often do you grocery shop? Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:42:26 EST Question Of The Day March 28 Do you workout when you are sick? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:00:34 EST Question Of The Day March 27 What are you planning for Easter? Wed, 27 Mar 2013 06:48:30 EST New Leader Hi I am Kathy and I live in Katy, just moved here 3 years ago from Michigan. I love it here! Any ideas for this team or if you want to help let me know Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:30:01 EST What's In Katy That You Want To Share There is a new Farmers Market coming to town. Opening up On March 27 Wed. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:28:37 EST Post A Chat Or Anything You Want To Say! Hope everyone has an awesome day! Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:26:37 EST Question Of The Day March 26 What is your biggest goal that you want to achieve? Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:24:31 EST Accomplishments This is for anything you accomplished, no matter how big or it! Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:21:43 EST New leaders It will not let me answer your announcement, Curly, but I would be very interested in being a co leader! Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:51:53 EST Zumba in Katy I originally posted this info in the "checking-in" thread, but realized that not everyone would necessarily look there. So, I am sorry for being redundant, but I wanted to make sure everyone was able to come across this info in case they are interested. <BR> <BR> I have done Zumba with many different instructors, and I have to say, I enjoy these instructors the most! Fun & energetic... they really get you into the Zumba mood! <BR> <BR> The classes usually range anywhere from 5-15 people de... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:30:22 EST Hello! :) Hi there! I am new to this group... actually, new to the Katy/Houston area as well. (My hubster & I have been down here for about 6 months now.) We are really enjoying learning the area. I am not new to SP, but I am newly returned, as of yesterday. I have been gaining weight since the move, I blame myself, I wasn't paying attention to anything that was going into my mouth. But, now that my clothes don't fit, I need to find my motivation again. I am looking forward to being a part of thi... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:15:14 EST Moving to Katy Hi everyone! My name is Kathy and I am soon to be a newby in Katy. I am an emotional eater and as I am my own with kids trying to sell our home while my hubby starts his new job in Kathy and I need support on staking focused and not continue but to lose weight during this transition. I have gained 20 lbs in the past year and need to get serious. I'm hoping to meet folks and possibly join you all in Katy sooner than later! Soooo glad I found a "Katy Team!". Wed, 26 Dec 2012 23:30:41 EST Helllooo.... Any Bodyyyy Therererer ....erere? I see no one has been around here in some time, well unless I missed a post. <em>40</em> So where is everyone? I know Katy Spark is not dead! Let's get some life back in here, someone crank up the music! <em>335</em> SPEAK UP! Show Sparkpeople that KATY TEXAS IS ALIVE AND WELL!!!! <em>652</em> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:55:23 EST An "Oldie" Here... It's been a long time for me. Was curious to see if the team is still active so decided to peek in. I'm glad to see some people actively participating in SP & the team. Hope you all are doing great on this program and in your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:00:59 EST Workout Buddy in Katy (99 and 10) I am looking for someone who would like to: <BR> <BR> a. roadbike <BR> <BR> b. yoga - bikram yoga in katy or my apts verona at the reserve <BR> <BR> c. hit the gym at my apts verona at the reserve <BR> <BR> I need motivation. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:17:43 EST Cyfair Storm 5K Fun Run at Bear Creek Park I am organizing a 5K fun run at Bear Creek Park on November 17th for those who are interested. You can sign up on <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:29:46 EST Movies A-Z Alcatraz Sat, 14 Jul 2012 13:25:56 EST TWO WORDS CHANGE ONE team spirit Tue, 3 Jul 2012 12:47:22 EST WALKING CLUB-Katy Sparkers Let's get together next Saturday and walk. I am not familiar with the area but, I believe George Bush park might do the trick. It will be a great way for us to meet and lose weight at the same time. Please I am open to suggestions I think 8 am is still cool enough to walk in the morning. If anyone wants it later no prob. Let's discuss this and make it happen. Are you in? <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Fri, 8 Jun 2012 13:49:00 EST FRIDAY CHALLENGE 6/8/12 DO A DANCE PARTY VLOG AND LET ME KNOW AND YOU WILL WIN A GOODIE FROM ME! MAKE IT JUST ONE SONG ANY SONG THAT GETS YOU GROOVING! Fri, 8 Jun 2012 13:39:53 EST In Six words tell me about Your LIFE cancer mrsa survivor divorced kids hopeful Wed, 6 Jun 2012 22:56:09 EST Favorite Exercise and why?? My favorite exercise is hula hooping. Because it's fun and brings me good memories from childhood. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 22:51:12 EST CHANGE ONE LETTER FATE Fri, 1 Jun 2012 15:43:26 EST It's a New Day: Check In With the Team! Good morning everyone. I love Sundays because they are such days of renewel. Renewel of mind, body and spirit. I am looking for a good Catholic church in my area with is Park Row and Fry. Let me all know. Hope everyone has a great day. Do you all have some new goals for this week? Let us know so we can support you. Sun, 20 May 2012 14:02:55 EST Hello to everyone here! Hi Teams! <BR> My name is Veronica and i've join this site because i want to learn how to maintain a healthy weight. <BR> I have lost 16 lbs and would love to loose 10 more :O) <BR> I hope we can encourage each other to accomplish our goals :O) <BR> Any tips or ideas are appreciated. Thanks! Wed, 9 May 2012 23:51:09 EST Newbie in Katy Hello, not sure if this group is active or not. I was on Spark People many years ago and decided I need to get back on track. Is anybody out there???? <em>67</em> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:35:42 EST Do you use the great KATY YMCA? I love this place I love this y and wondered if anyone on the Katy team goes here? They have so many great classes and the BEST child care center over any regular spa or gym. I had to switch after baby sitting my grand daughter and Bally Total Fitness had a DIRTY nursery/child area. This place is worth the drive. It makes you want to workout and do more. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 11:35:49 EST Merry Christmas!! I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. May the giving and renewing spirit of Christ infuse your life with light and goodness!! <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful Christmas Eve and I'm feeling very happy and blessed. Sun, 25 Dec 2011 01:00:51 EST Saturday Morning Walk/Run 12/10 Hello Katy Sparkers!!! Sorry I have been MIA for too long. I have been here, but just kind of quiet. Going to be walking/running/wogging on Saturday mornings again! Starting this Saturday 12/10. At MJP park as before. Come one come all!!!! Need to get our group back together. Remember we have to make time for ourselves too and what a way to do this! <BR> Tue, 6 Dec 2011 14:43:15 EST IT'S WAY TOO QUIET IN HERE! Where is everyone at? I know we all have busy lives but hopefully we can all start connecting here again. I know... I'm not one to talk. I've been MIA for a while now. I seriously need to change my habits and start over again. <BR> <BR> LET'S GET THIS TEAM ACTIVE AGAIN! <BR> <BR> Kim Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:39:05 EST Want to introduce myself Hi there! My name is Kerri and I am working toward the ultimate goal of losing 40 lbs. I am so glad to find a local group of sparkers! I never thought to check by location, I stumbled across you randomly by reading a comment someone made on a blog -guess it was meant to be, lol. <BR> <BR> I need to find others working toward a healthier lifestyle. I have 2 children at difficult ages to bring along for exercise (one too big for stroller but not able to keep up and the other brand new). H... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:03:06 EST Vitamin & Supplements Do any of you subscribe to supplementing your exercise activity with vitamins or supplements. I am reading a book on fat loss and the Dr. encourages their use. Any thoughts?? <em>332</em> Sat, 9 Jul 2011 13:59:13 EST Get together soon! Who's up for it? <em>213</em> I am! I haven't seen some of you in such a long time, and I'd love to catch up. Let's see if we can't get together for lunch or something after Heather gets back from her trip! <em>247</em> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 20:14:28 EST Need some walking partners Is anyone interested in starting a walking team in Mary Jo Peckham Katy City Park either before or after work (or both!)? <BR> <BR> The weather has been unbelievably fantastic, and I could use some help in being accountable to get back into routine. Each loop is just 3/4 mi., so maybe we could start out light and build up distance and speed. <BR> <BR> Thanks - <BR> - Maxine Sun, 15 May 2011 21:11:48 EST Movies Watched two good movies this weekend. <BR> <BR> Life as we know it... <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Love and other drugs... <BR> <BR> Both Romantic with a health dash of comedy. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any movies they would recommend? Sun, 15 May 2011 20:47:17 EST Katy Sparkers - Proposed Team Meeting All - <BR> We are proposing a regular Katy Sparkers team meeting to provide support, share experiences, and keep each other accountable as we each progress along our journey to a healthier life. Thomas (and his boss) has generously offered a space for us to meet. <BR> <BR> <BR> Please respond in this thread and let us know if you can attend the first Katy Sparkers team meeting. <BR> <BR> Date: Thursday, May 12th <BR> Time: 7pm (for about an hour) <BR> Location: Farmers Insurance @ 200... Tue, 3 May 2011 10:48:27 EST Katy Sparkers want to meet? Greetings, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I have talked to my boss and she will let me open the doors of her business to hold Katy Sparkers Meetings. So now there is a place, who all is down for this? We can meet at the office anytime weekdays from 6:00 pm - ??? and pretty much anytime on weekends. Also, would need ideas of what you would like to see take place at these meetings. I will be happy to take care of things but, would like a basic idea of who would be up for meeting once-twice a m... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:25:24 EST Quotes “Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind.” ~Unknown Wed, 27 Apr 2011 02:25:43 EST Temple Renovation Crew So while not sleeping I had this idea. I have access to a commercial office that I am pretty sure I can use and after reading an article on sparks about sharing the spark and encouraging others, I thought it may be a great idea to get local Sparkers to meet on a regular basis. I am not sure if something is already set up, from what I understand there is nothing official. If there is, I do not intend to step on anyone's toes. <BR> <BR> But anyway, It also crossed my mind that the Bible says o... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 10:03:23 EST Greetings Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Thomas I am 41 and way, way out of shape. I live on the Houston/Katy boarder (Fry Road), which I work is name area, right by all the Restaurants, McDOnalds, Taco Bell, Big Daddy's BBQ (He is right in front of my office, arrrr), Subway, KFC and so many more. But that is Ok, It is my time to Win this war and I will. I just wanted to stop in and say Hello and by all means visit my sparks page and add me as a friend. Would love to get to know you all and p... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:00:28 EST March of Dimes Walk - UH May 1 Hey, Katy Sparkers. <BR> <BR> I just signed up to participate in the May 1 walk for the March of Dimes at UH. <BR> <BR> By chance, are any of my fellow Katy Sparkers also planning to participate? I'd love to have a buddy to walk with. <BR> <BR> Message me if you'd like to form a team and walk together. <BR> <BR> Jenn Sun, 10 Apr 2011 19:44:18 EST Velodrome - Houston If anyone is interested, there is a women's track training program being offered at the Velodrome (at Barker Cypress & Saums) for the next 7 weeks. It started tonight, but you didn't miss much if you were wanting to join next week. There is a strong push to get more girls/women into bike racing and so they are offering this women's only training. They provide the bikes and the coaching. It was great and anyone can participate if you a cyclist that can ride at 15mph. Girls as young as 14 ... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 23:11:38 EST 10K in April! I've signed up for a 10K in April in Houston. It's the Green 6.2 on April 23. As part of the celebration that day, there is also a 5K and a Kids' 1K. Anyone else interested? <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:27:27 EST Anyone do WW, JC, NS? Am thinking of joining Nutrisystem. Anyone try any of these plans? I just don't seem to be able to do it on my own. Of course, I have the additional problem of not being able to see well enough to weigh out the portions. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:10:10 EST Katy Magazine wants a Katy Family From: KATY MAGAZINE, Katy Texas <BR> <BR> Do you live within the Katy city limits? We are looking for a family (with school age children) to speak to a reporter from a well known NATIONAL MAGAZINE about raising a family in Katy! Katy is being considered for a VERY BIG STORY! Email Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:40:44 EST I need a SparkBuddy lunch I seriously need to meet you lovely Katy Sparkers - I've only met Heather in person - and she's a treasure - so surely the rest are as well. <BR> <BR> ANYONE up for lunch Saturday - Low Cal's Healthy Joint - or somewhere else if desired, just can't do Mexican or Chinese really. <BR> <BR> If not a Saturday lunch - tell me when ! :) <BR> <BR> Deb Tue, 15 Mar 2011 21:31:08 EST Volunteers needed Hey all. I have my first cycling stage race this coming weekend in Fayetteville. The team still needs volunteers for Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. If anyone is interested in coming out to see a cycling race and volunteering, please let me know and I will put you in touch with the coordinator. <BR> <BR> Here is what they are looking for: <BR> <BR> Friday <BR> * Sweep and mark the course in the afternoon <BR> * Setup SPJST Lodge Hall in the afternoon <BR> * Registration 180... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:10:22 EST Banana Bread I had some overripe bananas today and decided to make some banana bread. I looked through the literally hundreds of recipes on Spark and found one that looked good and then modified it. It turned out really good and with just 143 calories per slice, plus good stuff like fiber and flaxseed, I am thinking this will be a new favorite snack. <BR> <BR> It was easy, <BR> Heat oven to 375 <BR> Dry Ingredients: <BR> 1 cup of rolled or cut oats, ground in food processor to consistency of flour <BR... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 19:43:22 EST Race for the Cure - Oct. 1st 2011!!!! Ok Katy Sparkers the date is set and now it is time to see who is up for this challenge this year! Jane and I did the walk last year. There is entirely too many people to try and run it and it is fun to walk and enjoy the festivities of the day! When the registration opens I will again create a Team for all to join in. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:57:12 EST Weekly Walk/Run/Jog meet up We were all doing well for a long time meeting up on Saturday morning to walk/run/job, but life has kept us all busy. It's a new year and I would love to start meeting up either at some time during the weekend for this again. Either Saturday or Sunday mornings or evenings. We can change up the places as well. I know that many high schools we can use the tracks if we want to do that as well. Anyone else interested? Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:54:39 EST Congratulations & WOO HOO Moments Share them here!!! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Congratulate others on their achievements and milestones, give yourself a pat on the back for meeting goals or overcoming a challenge, or, just give someone a little love because you can. This is the thread to do it, so don't be shy! <BR> <BR> <BR> I will start - Congrats to Heather for reaching a new milestone for fitness minutes!! Great job. <BR> <em>243</em> <em>242</em> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:59:16 EST New to the group Hi groupies, I'm Debbie a 60 yr young gramma who is on a quest to lose weight and get healthier so I can indulge in my favorite past-time when I retire. Oh, that would be traveling and seeing the country and the world. I'm going to work out 3 x week with a trainor and trying to get a couple of cardio sessions in each week. I have major issues with food and wanted to join the group for some moral support and hopefully get some spark buddies who will help me be accountable and not give in t... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:51:28 EST Katy Mills area I'm a new SparkPeople member and looking for Spark friends in the Katy Mills area. <BR> <BR> My name is Jennifer. I'm a married, 43-year-old mother of two, (daughter, 17, and son, 3). I'm also a 7th grade math teacher. <BR> <BR> I'd love to make some new friends in the SparkPeople community to build a support network. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:40:52 EST My New Year resolution(s) is(are): 1) To become active with this site and on this team again. It helped me so much in the past. I've been going in the wrong direction for the past year. <BR> <BR> 2) Learn to put myself first and reduce the stress in my life. <BR> <BR> 3) Get back to 24 for classes and lifting. <BR> <BR> 4) Start working up my walking miles again so I can do more 5ks this year. <BR> <BR> 5) Get a new husband! (just kidding friends!) <BR> <BR> 6) Enjoy my weekend in Vegas this month! <BR> <BR> 7) ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:29:13 EST Hey Everyone..New & Looking for a workout partner! Hey guys, <BR> I've been living in Katy for 2 1/2 years...I'm looking for a partner or two to join (motivate) me in two or three evening walks/jogs around 6-ish!! I live off of Clay and Mason anyone nearby? <BR> <BR> Take Care : ) Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:02:56 EST Texas History - Interesting Hey howdy! (From PsychoJules) <BR> <BR> I usually don't like to pimp things out on other message boards, but seeing as how we're all Texans i thought i'd throw this out there. If there's anybody who's into Texas history, there's a new team started called "Texas History Enthusiasts!" <BR> <BR> If you know a history buff of our beloved state, there's a special place for them (aside from HERE, of course--hee hee) and glad to have 'em (or you) come on over. Pretty much any discussion's up for... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 19:31:20 EST shower restoration Anyone know of any companies around Cinco Ranch that do this? My stand alone shower looks absolutely horrible! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:28:09 EST Sunday Lunch - Get Together Ok everyone, here is the plan. <BR> <BR> When: Sunday, October 24th 12:30pm <BR> Where: Sushi Hana on Mason Road <BR> <BR> If you want to come along, post up and let us know. The Jane/Jayne's are in, who else is coming along? <BR> <BR> If you need someone to pick you up, let me know and we can figure out logistics <BR> <BR> Hope you can make it. <BR> <BR> <em>492</em> <em>224</em> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 23:15:26 EST 90 days til Christmas, really? Pretty much - it's 90 days until Christmas ... <BR> <BR> From and including: Sunday, September 26, 2010 <BR> To, but not including : Saturday, December 25, 2010 <BR> It is 90 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date <BR> Or 2 months, 29 days excluding the end date <BR> <BR> Alternative time units <BR> 90 days can be converted to one of these units: <BR> 7,776,000 seconds <BR> 129,600 minutes <BR> 2160 hours <BR> 12 weeks (rounded down) <BR> <BR> S... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 13:21:03 EST Too quiet around here lately I know its summer and everyone is busy doing lots of stuff, but its getting to quiet around here. <BR> <BR> Chime in and let us know how you are feeling and doing, how your summer has gone and what you are learning about yourself through this process on Spark. Are you on track or off track right now? It doesn't matter which because either way, you are still a good person!! Sometimes just openly admitting you are off track will help you find the path back to being on track. If we can do ... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 17:26:29 EST Can new shoes cause feet/ knee problems? I just got a new pair of running shoes that are EXACT duplicates of the ones that I have been wearing. Same size, same model, same year... everything. BUT I tried them out to walk on my treadmill last night- didn't want to run in them until I'd broken them in a little bit- my foot and knee started to hurt after about 30 minutes. I stopped walking since I am a big believer in stopping when I feel any sort of odd pain and this morning the ball of my foot still feels strange. Anybody else replac... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 09:23:39 EST New laughing cow light flavors I know that there are some new laughing cow light flavors that have come out and was wondering if anyone had seen them locally. One of them is a blue cheese flavor that I would REALLY like to try since blue cheese is a major weakness of mine :) Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:09:52 EST Accountability Partner? Anyone in here interested in becomming my accountability partner? Maybe meeting me for my morning walks? I don't work out in the gym, but I've been getting better at making time for more workouts per week. I need someone to help keep me motivated and remind me what it is I am losing this for! ME!~ Sun, 25 Jul 2010 16:46:41 EST San Antonio Road Race Marathon and Half Just wanted to check in to see if anyone was considering or is running this road race. <BR> <BR> I've already signed up...we could trade running strategies....anyone up for it? Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:15:29 EST Saturday July 17th Get Together - Exercise/Lunch OK, a few of us have been talking about getting together this Saturday for a workout/lunch. <BR> <BR> Last time we met at MJ Peckham to swim/water walk for an hour then went to LoCal's Healthy Joint for lunch. <BR> <BR> So, for anyone who is up for it, I suggest meeting at MJ Peckham around 10:30 for swimming/water walking till 11:30 or so, then over to Sushi Hana on South Mason Road (just south of Highland Knolls) for lunch. Heather & Elizabeth, shout if that timing doesn't work for you... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:42:34 EST Please Help! Hi Everyone, <BR> It has been a good while since I have been on here. I have played the yo-yo game with my weight loss/gain for the past year or so. But the good news is I am back on track and I have lost 20lbs since Easter! <BR> <BR> My wife is now on board also and she has been doing a great job and has lost 25lbs since Easter. She recently applied for a healthy living bootcamp and she has been given the opportunity to take the challenge, but first she has to win. If she wins, she will rec... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 10:32:41 EST New to the need of a running buddy!! Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm not exactly living in Katy...but this is the closest group I found to the little city of Rosneberg! <BR> <BR> I'm very excited about joining. I am a runner who has completed 2 half marathons and have signed up for my first full marathon. <BR> <BR> I moved from florida so you can imagine my lack of knowledge of the good trails and paths. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Anyone want to join me for a run? Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:56:48 EST Need some new recipes.... I'm looking for a few new recipes to add to my repertoire and hoped some of you could help. Anyone have any recipes that they come back to time and time again? I'd love some new ones for vegetables as well. That's been something that I have had to work to increase since being with SparkPeople. I'm not a huge fan of veggies so if you struggle with the same but have found some good ways to get them down, I'd love to hear them! Sun, 6 Jun 2010 11:47:45 EST Swimming Saturday 6/5 On Saturday I am headed to MJP Pool for my last swim workout before my race on Sunday. I've got a bike/run workout scheduled early (7am), so I am going to be at MJP Pool around 10:30 for the Lap Swim/Water Walking (runs from 8:15am - noon). If anyone is up for a swim workout (or water walking) on Saturday - come join me. I was thinking maybe we could do lunch after if time permits. Heather was thinking she might make come along too. We could do lunch at the Healthy Joint again or try som... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 17:48:49 EST New farmer's market in Katy My mom sent me this link to a video about a permanent farmer's market that has opened in Katy. <BR><BR>n=news/local&id=7451225 <BR> They are open every day (except Tuesdays) from 10-6pm. I can't wait to go! Fri, 21 May 2010 09:28:12 EST Old Town Katy Farmer's Market I heard about it on the news this morn. Anyone been there? 3800 sq ft of mostly local produce. <BR> <BR> KATY FRESH PRODUCE MARKET <BR> open 10am - 6pm daily except Tuesday <BR> I think I heard it's on 3rd street in old town katy Thu, 20 May 2010 09:15:08 EST Fitness equipment swap? I know we talked at lunch the other week about trying to get together more frequently. I saw in an email the other day about the idea of a fitness swap party... basically everyone brings one or two (or more!) small fitness items that they are done/ bored with and everyone swaps them for something new and interesting. I thought it might be something we could shoot to do as a team. Thought I'd throw it out there and see if anyone thought it would be a good idea. Wed, 19 May 2010 20:23:10 EST Good healthy restaurants in Houston?! So I've been thinking a lot about how lovely our meal at LoCal's was the other day and wondered what other spots people have found around town that serve TRULY healthy food. The only other place I know of that sort of passes is MangoTango frozen yogurt. It's a little shop near me on Fry that has fro yo at 115 calories for a half cup and they have all sorts of flavors and fresh fruit toppings. Can't wait to hear where everyone goes when they need a night out! Sat, 15 May 2010 20:46:00 EST Looking for YMCA buddy Hi everyone! I'm Karen and am trying to get back on track with my life :) Need to lose around 30 pounds and I know I can do it!!!! I've cleaned the house of bad food and filled the fridge with fresh veggies and fruit so if I 'have' to snack when I don't need to, my options are at least healthy LOL. <BR> I've rejoined the Langham Creek YMCA and am looking to find a work out buddy. <BR> Thanks and best wishes to all!!! Wed, 12 May 2010 10:57:12 EST New to the group! CrossFit Katy Hey Everybody, I'm Neal and I am the owner of CrossFit Katy. I have been using sparkpeople for a couple weeks now as a new way for me to keep my portions under control while still being able to perform at high levels physically in my workouts. I stumbled across this group and figured I would jump in. <BR> <BR> Exercise is not a problem for me, however eating always has been. At CrossFit Katy we design intense workout regimens performed in small group setting s which maximize your time a... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:33:47 EST Getting a divorce, need a job Hey SparkFriends - my life is getting complicated. I've been married 17 yrs, yet somehow my previously stable and responsible husband has lost his ever loving mind and had two affairs. Due to his repeated infidelity, we are divorcing. Due to the divorce, I now need to regain the workforce. I've been just working part-time from home with a non profit agency. I have a lot of experience as an Exec. Dir. to a non profit agency, lots of sales and corporate/computer training, have even done of... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:10:51 EST Lunch anyone? Do you have the time for a group get together? If so, when are you available? It's always a small group but maybe some of the new members would be willing to come and meet us too. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 23:04:23 EST Eating remaining calories at the end of the day?! I often find that at the end of the day, I am struggling to meet my calorie goals and particularly some of my nutritional goals. So the dilemma is... do I go under on the days that I don't make my range by dinner or do I try and add pretty hefty sized snacks at the end of the day to make up for some calories and nutritional deficits (I have a particularly hard time getting in enough fat) ?! Thought I would see what everyone advised.... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 20:55:06 EST Race for the Cure - Oct. 2nd 2010!! Hi everyone!!! That time again to RACE FOR THE CURE! It is October 2nd this year! I will again be creating a Spark Houston Team. Who would like to join me? Thu, 22 Apr 2010 17:40:06 EST Intro - Hoping to Move to the Houston Area Hello there! I currently live in Central California and hope to relocate the family to the Houston area. I hear Katy is a great place to live! I'm always on a fitness/weight loss trek, and thought it would be nice to build some relationships for the future. Moving is still a few years off, but I'm hoping to get an insiders view of the area and activities available for myself and my family. My husband works for BNSF Railway and he hopes to transfer to the area. I believe there are 3-4 tr... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:47:49 EST Exercise Options I wanted to find out what everyone was doing around Katy for exercise options. I am interested in doing something new. Does anyone know of a place where you can play racquetball? What are your favorite activities? Thanks in advance for sharing. Sat, 17 Apr 2010 20:22:05 EST Restaurant dilemma I am going to lunch at Cafe Red Onion on Eldridge this Thursday. It's an end of year celebration for our parent/ teacher board from school and I am trying to figure out what to eat. Unfortunately, I have been there a few times prior to changing my lifestyle and I have always REALLY enjoyed their food. I feel like if I had not eaten there before, I would be fine choosing something targeted as healthy, but I'm afraid I will feel deprived if I don't have one of my favorites. Just wondering what ... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:36:36 EST Heart rate monitors- which one to get?! I have a simple heart rate monitor that doesn't have a chest strap to periodically check that I am in my target range but I really feel I'm really to go up to a proper HRM that monitors consistently throughout my workout and can give me TRUE calories burned. Any suggestions on the right make and model to buy? The choices seem too daunting for words.... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:59:49 EST Used fitness equipment in Houston?! I've been wanting to buy a used heart rate monitor and a bicycle but would LOVE to buy them used to save a bit of cash. I've had a little look on craigslist but would really like to get them from somewhere more accountable. Does anyone know of any used sporting goods store that might have those items? Thanks! Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:16:36 EST hello new to this site looking for running partner Hello I live on the sw part of houston off dairy ashford. I walk terry hershey or memorial park a few times a week. I need to kick up my routine and would like to find a beginer runner to join me or someone that is willing to help me train to evetually do races Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:38:19 EST Motivation ideas?! I followed a link to a particular SparkPage today from WarriorWoman and she had a FANTASTIC idea of making a necklace where each of the beads represented a pound of weight loss with prettier beads put in for each 5 and 10 pounds lost. I am definitely going to start one of my own but wondered what other motivation gems people had found or had started themselves. I'm really excited to hear what everyone says! I'd love to hear your favorite motivational quotes as well :) Sat, 20 Mar 2010 10:28:38 EST Explore the world without leaving home Internationalize your community - host a foreign exchange student! It's fun and I've been doing it for years. <BR> <BR> I work for a nonprofit organization called AYUSA and I am the Regional Director for Houston .... right now we are matching volunteer host families with international foreign exchange students who will be arriving in August and staying for the school year. These kids come with their own spending money, their own health insurance and a strong command of the English language... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:22:40 EST Angler Education Instructor Course (Katy) March 21, 2010 — Katy, Texas — Angler Education Instructor Course — This free workshop is open to anyone 17 or older interested in becoming a Volunteer Angler Education Instructor to teach the basics of fishing in their communities. The program provides the curriculum, equipment, materials and support to help instructors successfully introduce youth and their families to fishing. Wear comfortable clothing for outdoor activities and bring a snack and/or drink. Held at the Bass Pro Shop, 5000 K... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 22:45:13 EST Fitness 19 at Morton and Fry I was curious if anyone belongs to the Fitness 19 at Morton and Fry. I am a member and would be interested in finding a workout buddy to be accountable to :) Sat, 6 Mar 2010 20:08:59 EST Fitness 19 at Morton and Fry I was curious if anyone belongs to the Fitness 19 at Morton and Fry. I am a member and would be interested in finding a workout buddy to be accountable to :) Sat, 6 Mar 2010 20:08:45 EST Weekly thoughts & inspirations OK. I had an idea today and thought I would share. We all get caught up in our daily activities and lives and challenges and sometimes we just need a simple reminder or inspiration to help us stay on track. Not a challenge, just a thought that might prompt us to do something a little different, or remind us why we are here and why we wanted to make a change. <BR> <BR> Please share your thoughts/inspirations here. Please keep it positive! I will try to share a thought each week, but I wo... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 20:15:39 EST Katy Sparkers - who likes to camp? Maybe as it warms up - we could pick a state park somewhere somewhat nearby and get a weekend camping trip going - all of our families? <BR> <BR> Any Katy Campers out there? <BR> <BR> Deb Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:15:17 EST March 6 Walk to Defeat ALS in Sugarland Hi everyone. I have a very good friend, my best friend for many years, Merle Beth, who suffers from ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that strikes an American every 90 minutes. And, every 90 minutes, we lose another American to it. People with ALS lose their ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe, yet in most cases the mind remains unaffected. ALS can strike anyone at any time. It has been extremely painful to watch my best friend go th... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:22:41 EST Blue Bell Fun Run Ok I was searching for 5k's in Houston for the year and ran across this one. Anyone want to join me on this one? <BR><BR>details.html Wed, 3 Feb 2010 16:15:33 EST Rodeo Run Anyone on the Katy team doing this? Wed, 3 Feb 2010 15:48:30 EST Mapping Route and Calories Burned Question So, I was just inputting my 4 mile walk when John asked me why I wasnt taking Dixie and I told him she would slow me down. So I started to show him how many calories I am burning without Dixie: <BR> <BR> 4.02 mile route at 63 minutes burns 335 calories <BR> <BR> Then I went to show him how many calories I would burn if I took Dixie and she slowed me down to say 90 minutes and it said: <BR> <BR> 4.02 mile route at 90 minutes burns 341 calories <BR> <BR> Then I check 4.02 route at 120 minu... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 20:13:58 EST Second time ' name!! Hello all...some of you might know me as Katie in Katy...I forget what my old screen name used to be. But...since 2010 is MY year...I decided to start with a whole new profile. <BR> <BR> Im in Katy. I am a mom to a sweet 9 year old Westie named Mickey (photos on my page). I have found the man of my dreams, and we've been talking about engagement rings and wedding venues!!! Im so excited, and I cant wait to spend the rest of my life with him. We live together in the house... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:45:26 EST Green Tea . . . Given all the great things I read about Green Tea, I picked some up and started drinking a cup of two a day. I thought I also read somewhere that it can be counted as a water serving?? I know I really need to get this 8 glasses of water thing down . . . I had no idea something so simple would be difficult for me. . . just curious about the tea. <BR> <BR> And, if any of you drink it, I'd love to hear some of your recommendations. I just got the Lipton Green with honey and lemon that some... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 15:20:24 EST Deb's latest poem Healthy Trials Poem <BR> By: Debra Sue Higginbotham (ME) <BR> a.k.a. BUZYBEEDEBRA <BR> <BR> I want to be healthy, even if it’s hard to tell … <BR> But so much is confusing, HDL or LDL? <BR> <BR> I need to focus in, on my own longevity … <BR> But reading food labels - can be a mystery. <BR> <BR> So now tell me the truth, as I aim for eating clean … <BR> What’s the difference … between a legume & a bean? <BR> <BR> How much should I weigh? What’s my BMI? <BR> And how will I know - if my ca... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:15:59 EST January 30 - 5K Race Hello! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone is participating in the 2010 Texas Med 5K on Janury 30? <BR> <BR> <BR> /texas-med-5k-2010 Wed, 6 Jan 2010 22:58:33 EST