SparkPeople Leaving 240-ville Team Messageboard If you are making your way out of the 240s, stop in here while you find the EXIT sign once and for all. SparkPeople Leaving 240-ville Team Messageboard New to the board well...i've been to sparkpeople before it really helped...that was a long time ago. I'm back for support and motivation! :) Mon, 1 Jun 2015 09:50:35 EST Thanks for the Memories! Hello All, <BR> <BR> I've finally moved on to 230-ville. I am especially grateful for this town as I haven't been in the 240s in about ten years. I don't plan to be back here, but I will tell anyone who is in one of those higher-elevation towns to give this lovely town a try! <BR> <BR> Many thanks again, <BR> <BR> Kelan Sat, 16 Mar 2013 23:00:04 EST Daily Vitamins Does anyone take daily vitamins? If so, which kind/brand? I think mine are keeping me up at night. I don't remember to take mine everyday, but when I do it's in the evening. It's just a store brand multi vitamin. It really seems like when I remember to take one then I have a little trouble falling asleep. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 14:56:11 EST Spring/February Challenge anyone? Feel free volunteer a week, and post a weekly challenge for the group! Any ideas? Wed, 6 Feb 2013 14:50:17 EST Outta here!! So glad to be moving on my way. Got close to my highest weight ever and I am glad to be back on track and headed the right way!! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see you in 230-ville! Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:55:42 EST GET OUT OF 240 POUNDS 240.9 TO 240.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:25:25 EST GET OUT OF 241 POUNDS 241.9 TO 241.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:24:53 EST GET OUT OF 242 POUNDS 242.9 TO 242.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:24:24 EST GET OUT OF 243 POUNDS 243.9 TO 243.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:23:55 EST GET OUT OF 244 POUNDS 244.9 TO 244.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:23:23 EST GET OUT OF 245 POUNDS 245.9 TO 245.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:22:43 EST GET OUT OF 246 POUNDS. 246.9 TO 246.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:22:12 EST GET OUT OF 247 POUNDS. 247.9 TO 247.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:21:45 EST GET OUT OF 248 POUNDS 248.9 TO 248.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:20:50 EST GET OUTTA 249 LBS. 249.9 TO 249.00 ? <BR> <BR> POST HERE STILL YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:20:11 EST CHALLENGE: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS MONTH CHALLENGE HEY TEAM! <BR> <BR> HERE'S THE DISCUSSION BOARD FOR THE CHALLENGES YOU WANT TO SET YOURSELVES FOR THIS SUMMER OLYMPICS MONTH 2012! <BR> <BR> CHOOSE CHALLENGES CONCERNING FOOD OR FITNESS OR HEALTH OR SELF-ESTEEM OR ALL! <BR> <BR> REGARDS! <BR> <BR> ANNROSE126 <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 23:13:11 EST It was fun while it lasted!! Welp I had an unofficial weigh-in today and I'm out of the 240's!! Tomorrow I will log in my new weight so I'll be an official member of the Leaving 230-ville team. It was fun while it lasted!!! Take care and I hope to see you soon in another team!! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:02:04 EST Goodbye! I just wanted to leave a quick note that I'm actually Leaving 240-ville. This morning I weighed in and my scale was down to 239. See everyone soon down in 230-ville. <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> <em>213</em> <em>248</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 13:14:16 EST LOTS GOING ON WITH OUR TEAM IN JULY 2012! HEY TEAM! LOTS GOING ON WITH OUR TEAM THIS MONTH! <BR> <BR> 1- MAKE IT TO HALF WAY POINT IN YOUR STAY WITH US AND YOU CAN PICK UP FREE TICKETS TO A TOWN SOFTBALL GAME (SEE FUN AND GAMES, IT'S ALL VIRTUAL). <BR> <BR> 2- FEEL FREE TO SUBMIT YOUR GARDENING PHOTOS FOR OUR JULY PHOTOS CONTEST! <BR> <BR> 3- JOIN IN THE JULY 2012 CHALLENGE WITH OUR TEAM! PICK YOUR OWN CHALLENGE AND FOLLOW-UP WITH YOUR OUTCOMES THROUGHOUT JULY 2012. <BR> <BR> 4- THERE'S STILL CONNECTING WITH SPARKF... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 23:51:08 EST MONTHLY CHALLENGE JULY 2012 - GOOD FOR YOU! HEY TEAM! <BR> <BR> HERE'S THE DISCUSSION BOARD READY FOR YOU TO TRACK YOUR OWN CHALLENGE(S) FOR JULY 2012. <BR> <BR> PICK YOUR OWN CHALLENGES THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> FOLLOW UP HERE DAILY IN JULY, OR WEEKLY, OR TWICE A MONTH OR AT THE START AND END. <BR> <BR> RETURN TO FOLLOW-UP IN THE SAME MESSAGE BY EDITING IT. <BR> <BR> WHATEVER IS GOOD FOR YOU FOR THE TRACKING ALSO. <BR> <BR> FOR EXAMPLE: <BR> <BR> MY JULY CHALLENGES WILL BE TO KEEP MY DAILY CALORIES UNDER 1490 CA... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:42:24 EST WHAT'S THE SECRET TO 'LEAVING 240-VILLE'? HOWDY, PARDNERS! <BR> <BR> WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME YOU TO 'LEAVING 240-VILLE'! <BR> <BR> JUST PASSING THROUGH? <BR> <BR> PLEASE MAKE YOURSELVES AT HOME WHILE YOU SPEND TIME WITH US. <BR> <BR> ALL OUR FOLKS ARE REAL FRIENDLY-LIKE AND WE LOVE TO HELP OUT, LIKE WITH GIVING DIRECTIONS TO GET OUT OF TOWN SOONER THAN LATER. <BR> <BR> DON'T WANT TO STAY ALL THAT LONG HERE? <BR> <BR> LOOKING FOR THE ROAD OUT OF TOWN ALREADY? <BR> <BR> IT'S A SECRET ROAD OVER YONDER. <BR> <B... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:07:09 EST Thank You!!!! Thank you all for the well-wishes in joining 230-ville! I am hoping I won't be there long either. Much success to you all in leaving 240-ville. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:52:47 EST HALFWAY THRU YOUR VISIT WITH US? GET FREE TICKETS! Howdy SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Have you reached the half-way point of your visit in Our Town already? <BR> <BR> If you've managed to weigh-in at 244.90 lbs. OR LESS, <BR> <BR> then you can claim your free ( virtual - only ) tickets to Our Town's SOFTBALL GAME! <BR> <BR> Claim as many free tickets as you need for your family and friends! Just let us know how many! <BR> <BR> OH, DO COME BACK AND TELL US ABOUT THE CROWDS! THE PRIDE! FUN! THE EXCITEMENT! AND THE RAW EMOTIONS OF SUMMER ... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:51:47 EST BEST PHOTO CONTEST COMING UP! JUDGING IN JULY. BEST GARDENING PHOTOS CONTEST COMING UP! JUDGING IN JULY. <BR> <BR> HEY SPARKERS! <BR> <BR> "LEAVING 240-VILLE'" IS ANNOUNCING <BR> <BR> A "BEST GARDENING PHOTOS CONTEST" FOR JULY 2012. <BR> <BR> REV UP NOW! <BR> <BR> 1) UPLOAD YOUR RECENT GARDENING PHOTOS TO YOUR OWN SPARKPAGES. <BR> <BR> 2) COMMENT ME ON MY SPARKPAGE THAT YOUR PHOTOS ARE UPLOADED AND THAT YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE. <BR> <BR> 3) THE CONTEST DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012. I WILL JUDGE DURING THE LAST DAY... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 23:48:41 EST MONTHLYC ALLENGE: EASY OLD CHALLENGE FOR JUNE 2012 KEEPING TRACK OF THE JUNE 2012 CHALLENGE RIGHT HERE. <BR> <BR> OK my challenge is to walk at least 30+ mins each day of June 2012 and keep the calories under 1500 each day also. <BR> <BR> June 1 - WALKED 35 MINS. & FOOD UNDER 1500 CALS & BOTH TRACKED IN SP <BR> JUNE 2 - WALKED 60 MINS, FOOD UNDER 1500 CALS. AND BOTH TRACKED IN SP. <BR> JUNE 3 - WALKED 30 MINS BUT OVERATE; BOTH TRACKED IN SP. <BR> JUNE 4 - off work, walked 40 mins., under 1500 calls. <BR> JUNE 5 - ok walked 45 mins, more tha... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 23:09:06 EST WELCOME TO OUR SP TEAM! INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE! HOWDY, PARDNERS! WELCOME TO 'LEAVING 240-VILLE' ! <BR> <BR> JUST PASSING THROUGH ? <BR> <BR> PLEASE MAKE YOURSELVES AT HOME WHILE YOU SPEND TIME WITH US. <BR> <BR> ALL OUR FOLKS ARE REAL FRIENDLY-LIKE AND WE LOVE TO HUDDLE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN LET US KNOW ALL ABOUT YOURSELVES RIGHT HERE! <BR> <BR> HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU ALL! <BR> <BR> ANNROSE126, YOUR NEW HOSTESS <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 22:52:19 EST CHALLENGE: KEEP IN TOUCH WITH 'LEAVING 240-VILLE' HI TEAM! <BR> <BR> YOU HAVE MANY, MANY OPTIONS TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH 'LEAVING 240-VILLE': <BR> <BR> JOIN OUR TEAM DISCUSSION FORUMS, <BR> <BR> SEND AND RECEIVE TEAM SPARKMAIL, <BR> <BR> BLOG AND READ BLOG POSTS, <BR> <BR> SEND AND RECEIVE COMMENTS ON OUR TEAM MEMBERS' SPARKPAGES, <BR> <BR> SEND AND RECEIVE SP GOODIES, <BR> <BR> JOIN THE WIDER SP COMMUNITY MESSAGE BOARDS, <BR> <BR> HUDDLE WITH 'LEAVING 240-VILLE'. MAKE LIKE THE NFL. <BR> <BR> IF YOU PREFER TO USE SOME OTHER WAYS T... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 22:44:55 EST CHALLENGE: WALK IT OFF - WALK OUT OF 240-VILLE HI TEAM! <BR> <BR> AND HOW WAS WALKING FOR YOU TODAY? <BR> <BR> I WALKED 30 MINS TODAY, GOT OFF BUS SO FAR FROM HOME IT TOOK ME 30 MINS TO WALK HOME. <BR> <BR> I WAS TEMPTED NOT TO WALK, BUT AT THE LAST MINUTE I GOT OFF THE BUS FAST, FAR FROM HOME. <BR> <BR> REGARDS FROM YOUR NEW HOSTESS, ANNROSE126 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>306</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 22:34:56 EST CHALLENGE: COUNT AND TRACK DAILY FOOD INTAKE HI TEAM! <BR> <BR> THIS WEEK, I HAVE TO DO IT MEAL BY MEAL TO KEEP WITHIN FOOD INTAKE BUDGET. <BR> <BR> BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE THE SCALE BUDGE DOWNWARDS AT THE END OF THE WEEK! <BR> <BR> JOIN ME FOR THIS CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> REGARDS FROM YOUR HOSTESS, ANNROSE126 <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 22:32:02 EST HOW TO KEEP MORE IN TOUCH IN 'LEAVING 240-VILLE'. KEEP IN TOUCH MORE OFTEN WITH OUR SPARK TEAM 'LEAVING 240-VILLE', WHILE YOU SEND TIME WITH US, SO AS TO BETTER 'LEAVE 240-VILLE'. <BR> <BR> YOU HAVE MANY, MANY OPTIONS: <BR> <BR> JOIN OUR TEAM DISCUSSION FORUMS, <BR> <BR> SEND AND RECEIVE OUR TEAM SPARKMAIL, <BR> <BR> BLOG AND READ BLOG POSTS, <BR> <BR> SEND AND RECEIVE COMMENTS ON OUR TEAM MEMBERS' SPARKPAGES, <BR> <BR> SEND AND RECEIVE SP GOODIES, <BR> <BR> JOIN THE WIDER SP COMMUNITY MESSAGE BOARDS, <BR> <BR> HUDDLE WITH US. <BR... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 08:34:25 EST CHALLENGE: WEEKLY WEIGH-INS SUMMER 2012 Yay! lost - 1.6 today! better than nothing! <BR> <BR> THAT'S HOW I EXITED THE 240-LBS AND I AIN'T EVER GOING BACK THERE <BR> <BR> <BR> SO THERE WERE 5 EASY JUICY PIECES OF KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN AND THEIR FRIES IN THE FRIDGE A FEW DAYS AGO. <BR> <BR> AND THEY WERE ALL CALLING OUT MY NAME LOUDLY, "ANNIE! ANNIE! EAT ME! EAT ME!' <BR> <BR> BUT I YELLED AT THE CHICKEN, "NO WAY, KENTUCKY, NO! I AM NOT TOUCHING YOU! YOU'RE NOT RUINING MY WEIGH-IN DAY!" <BR> <BR> SO I GOT BUSY WITH SOMETH... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 08:19:00 EST TWO WEEK CHALLENGE "I can do anything for two weeks". The challenges will be every 2 weeks. You set the goals, you chart what you want, you decide what you want to do. At the end of two weeks post reflections. <BR> This will start Sunday, May 6th and go thru May 19th. The next 2 weeks will be May 20th thru June 3rd. <BR> Post one initial post, then update it at the end of challenge. <BR> ****************************************<BR>************************************ <BR> My goal for the next 2 weeks will be to... Sun, 6 May 2012 12:26:46 EST QOTD: DAILY QUESTIONS First Question: Do you find yourself losing weight on a steady basis or do you tend to take weeks or months to get thru a 10 lb stretch? <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>****** <BR> <BR> For me, it seems to take me about 3 months to go from one 10 lb set to the next. I tend to yo-yo badly so it's sometimes a struggle to get into the next set of numbers (240's down to 230's, etc). Sun, 6 May 2012 11:27:40 EST 244 hi, my name is brenna, married with 3 kidz, pcos. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to leave 240ville for almost 6 months now. I just got down to 244 today. usually i've been at 245, 248 etc. <BR> <BR> I just upped my exercise and became more diligent in my food, and god willing i'll leave 240ville soon. just 4 or 5 more "miles" to go. <BR> <BR> pray for me, lol, god knows i need the help. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:18:22 EST Super food of the week! Bell Peppers Bright and beautiful red and green bell peppers have a sweet and tangy flavor and offer a bounty of health benefits. Bell peppers are excellent sources of vitamins C and A–antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, thus helping to reduce the risk of heart disease, some cancers, and cataracts, and to alleviate symptoms of arthritis and asthma. They also contain vitamin B6, folic acid, and fiber–all of which can help reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. <BR> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:11:05 EST Fill the town water tower challenge This challennge is our first weekly challenge! This challenge just come here daily and log in the amount of water you drank. Goal is 8 glasses and the person with the most water glasses wins a trophy! We will have a new challenge starting on sunday-sunday so go ahead and log in here Just copy and paste the above post so we can keep a running tab after the first one posts! Good luck and and you never know that extra glass may put you on the train to 230ville!. Sun, 16 Oct 2011 11:41:12 EST New Mayor in town! Sun panther has wanted to step down so I am the new mayor in 240 ville. I'm hoping to rev this town up so you can get moving on the 230ville.! I plan on starting a weekly challenge and some ideas on healthy superfoods. Please post in our new daily chat sticky on what is going on with you and if you need some support give a shout the whole town is here to get you through. So join the parade of 230ville. Sun, 16 Oct 2011 11:29:16 EST I'll packing up I have been going between 246 - 248 for about six weeks. But I'm tired of this town. I'm packing up and by 14 October I'm out of here. Dueces! Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:37:19 EST Who motivates you! Please share which sparkperson has motivated you in your journey! <BR> I have two: <BR> Both are young women who started out in the 200s and have lost serious amounts of weight! <BR> <BR><BR>=LOVEUNDERLINED (lost 90+lbs) <BR><BR>=SLIMKATIE (lost 126lbs) <BR> <BR> We can do this! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:09:34 EST 10 minutes of Activity- What have you done today? Need Ideas? <BR> Let's Discuss! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tonight I plan to either do my elliptical for at least 10 minutes or taking out the Wii fit! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:57:18 EST Autumn Weekly Challenge Fall is finally here once again and its time for crisp leaves, cool windy weather, books and pencils and feeling great and looking slim in our cold weather outfits. <BR> It is also time for a challenge. <BR> this week's challenge is a motivation starter. Let's light the fire of motivation by motivating others. Pick three members from this team and comment on their blog or sparkpage! <BR> Aim to be as positive, helpful and motivating as you can. Share a tip, or hint that has helped you in your... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:49:33 EST hoping to leave 240 soon Weighed in this morning at 245.2 this number needs to change total disappointment <em>39</em> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 17:10:52 EST Member Blog Post of the Day! I'll be posting a link to a blog post everyday, from one of our members. Be inspired, motivated! Go write a comment - show your sparklove! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:17:24 EST Moving in..but not for long! . Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:51:19 EST Articles you have found helpful Spark or not - share the articles and blogs, message board topics, posts etc you have found helpful. <BR> And readers of said pieces - share here how you have found them! <BR> <BR> My first to share is one I just found today and was SUCH a good reminder of listening to myself. Helps me be far more mindful of what goes into my mouth and when. <BR> <link><BR>ving_vs_hunger_seeing_the_difference_l<BR>osing_the_weight </link> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 07:56:18 EST you dont know how happy I am to be here Hey everyone! I have officially made it out of 250... that was a struggle...Im come to realise, this is something that will take a little while...not overnight...sooo Im happy to introduce myself to you all! Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:28:24 EST Leaving Town I am so thrilled that the scales were down to 237 this morning! So, today I will be moving out of town to 230 ville! See you guys there! Sat, 31 Jul 2010 10:53:59 EST See ya!!! I am outta here!! See you all in leaving 230-ville!! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 11:18:51 EST Team Goals I changed the 5 freggie goal to one that just requires a check box instead of a number. It will make it easier to track. <BR> <BR> I also added a team fitness goal. It says to do 300 min of exercise per month. That's not much. Just 10 min. a day. it is basically the same goal as the existing one which says "Be active or exercise a minimum of 10 minutes per day" <BR> <BR> They both have the same goal amount - 3,000 minutes. However the 10 min. goal is at 3% and the other one is at 20%. That'... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 23:07:47 EST New in town Hey guys I am new to this team, but I have been stuck on 240 for too many months to mention. Hopefully, I won't be in town here long!!! Ready to move on! Tue, 8 Jun 2010 11:51:35 EST new to the team My name is RoxAnne and I weigh 242lbs. I am 52 years old and have knee problems. I have gained and lost weight over and over the past 29 years. I use to say my weight gain was due to my 2 youngest children they are 10 months and 1 week apart I gained 60 lbs with each of them. I lost weight fine after my 1st child I have 3 children but my baby is going to be 30 this fall and I really can't use that as an excuse anylonger. I tried weight watchers 1 1/2 years ago I have the plan at home and... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:12:20 EST Heart Healthy Challenge for February Give yourself a heart icon for every 10 min. of cardio you do this month. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> (Hold down the M key to make multiple copies.) Wed, 3 Feb 2010 07:30:51 EST Do a challenge, give a challenge This week let's give each other some small little exercise challenges. <BR> <BR> First challenge: The person above me should do 2 sets of hip flexors. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 05:23:37 EST January Challenge Ideas What do you like? <BR> <BR> Long term challenges? <BR> Short term challenges? <BR> Daily challenges? <BR> Add your own challenges? <BR> <BR> Exercise challenges? <BR> Fruit and veggie challenges? <BR> <BR> I think for this team shorter term challenges are better since our goal is to get out of here, but I'm not sure what is best: daily, weekly, or a month long challenge. (Certainly not a until June challenge!) Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:06:30 EST Arrivederci, au revoir, et bon voyage! A place to celebrate each person's departure. For it's not as if we will never see them again. We may run into them further down the road. Or perhaps in another team somewhere. <BR> <BR> Perhaps they will just pop in for a visit from time to time even if they have moved on down the road. (Hey, it hasn't been unheard of for people in other towns to join in on a challenge or two. We accept phone call and e-mail entries.) <BR> <BR> However, if you are moving south, announce the good news he... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:01:51 EST Express train to 230-ville <em>227</em> Do you have your ticket? Are you below 240 pounds? <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> Don't post here. This thread is an express train to 230-ville. If you have any questions, please ask in another thread. <BR> <BR> Once you've gotten your ticket, click on the link below to be taken to 230-ville. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>roups_individual.asp?gid=7707 </link> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to track that you've achieved the team goal of getting down to 239 o... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 20:44:32 EST Chit-Chat! Hi all- someone mentioned somewhere to chat... here it is! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 08:38:17 EST Back in town Hello all, <BR> <BR> I haven't been on SP in over a year I guess. I first discovered SP in 2006. I lost some weight, but wound up gaining it back, along with some extra. This is the heaviest I have ever been, and I need to leave it behind. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 01:38:15 EST December Dailies December can be a hard month in many ways. <BR> <BR> Perhaps it is best to take it one day at a time. <BR> <BR> Pick a small goal and post it. <BR> Then do it! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I will be sure to eat slowly! Sat, 12 Dec 2009 16:58:44 EST Newbie My name is Lisa. I have been on Sparkpeople for 2 months and have lost 31 pounds. Looking so forward to getting into the 230's! Wed, 9 Dec 2009 19:43:51 EST Newbie My name is Lisa. I have been on Sparkpeople for 2 months and have lost 31 pounds. Looking so forward to getting into the 230's! Wed, 9 Dec 2009 19:43:45 EST Anyone up for a Challenge?? Looks like this board hasn't had a challenge in a long long time... Who wants to participate in a challenge with me?? Let's help eachother get the VIP tickets on the express train to 230-ville! Let me know what your ideas are for a challenge and we'll start it for December 1st! Tue, 24 Nov 2009 21:09:15 EST Quote of the day, week, or moment Share your favorite motivational quotes here. Sun, 1 Nov 2009 23:13:30 EST Strategies Do you have any good strategies that you would like to share? <BR> <BR> What is working well for you? Sun, 1 Nov 2009 23:08:33 EST Falling back into line What good habits have you fallen out of that you want to get back into? Sun, 1 Nov 2009 23:03:28 EST I was expecting A much bigget weight loss this week. I have been on ww for a week now, and I did well last week. I lost a pound. It frustrates me. But I know that is one pound I will never see again. But if you all could encourage me, that would help me to feel better! Thanks! Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:01:26 EST Office Olympics I think it's time to close the pool. <BR> <BR> To tell the truth, I haven't been bike riding in awhile. It's dark by the time I get home and have supper. Sometimes I go to the gym first. <BR> <BR> I think I need to work on my Office Olympic skills. I did some hamstring curls at work one day and was surprised how much I felt it the next day. <BR> <BR> So... while I don't want to cheat my employer and exercise all day... (no 10 minutes every hour for me!) I do think I can fit a bit more in ... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 08:06:25 EST I would like to finnaly leave this stage Hi, I am new to spark. I lost twenty pounds over a year ago. Since then i have yoyoed in the 240's. It is time for me to move on! Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:28:46 EST Here's the deal.... I've been scouting property in 230-ville. I know I have enough money to build us a nice jacuzzy, pool,massage parlor and stuff apartment complex. Of course the issue is I have to make it there. <BR> <BR> I've managed to lose 5 pounds and I'm currently at 243. Here's the catch. I have not been able to workout much in the last six weeks due to health issues. Those health issues, are almost gone and in my mind I will be up and running Monday. <BR> <BR> I need some motivating, non-babying, sla... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:06:42 EST Spring Spark Off Results--Post Them Here VITAL STATISTICS: <BR> <BR> DAILY CALORIE RANGE: 1330-1680 <BR> WEIGHT: 245.5 <BR> BUST: 51" <BR> WAIST:47" <BR> HIPS: 55.25" <BR> <BR> <BR> No.1; SEVEN DAYS; Day 1: no - didn't stay in cal range <BR> <BR> No.2; EAT BREAKFAST: yes <BR> <BR> No.3; SAVOUR & CHEW: no <BR> <BR> No.4; AT LEAST 3 PORTIONS OF FRUIT: yes <BR> <BR> No.5; AT LEAST 3 PORTIONS OF VEGGIES: yes <BR> <BR> No.6; AT LEAST 6 GLASSES OF WATER: yes <BR> <BR> No.7; NO EATING AT TV's OR COMPUTERS: no <BR> <BR> No.8; ... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 06:36:07 EST 31 Day Spring Spark Off Spring is here and it's time to start enjoying this warmer weather. The best way to kick off the Spring Season is to begin a new challenge. It's a biggie but a goodie!! Well not that big. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> This Friday, March 27th, is the first day to this challenge. It will run to April 30th. This will give each one of us 3 days to prepare for it. <BR> <BR> I know there's a lot of reading here, perhaps you could print out the challenge requirements so as to have them at hand. I k... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:30:07 EST Just passing through town Hi all <BR> My plan is not to stay here long. The goal is to be moving out in about a month. Can't wait to meet the other folks in town! Tue, 10 Mar 2009 19:44:00 EST Are You Serious? Serious about making the needed changes in your life to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> Do you say to yourself "I know what I should be doing, but I'm not doing it."? <BR> <BR> Are you always promising yourself to "Start new tomorrow" and forget to make that change? <BR> <BR> Do you keep putting exercise off to the point that it becomes "too late to do it"? <BR> <BR> Personally I can answer "YES" to each one of those questions. So why in the world would I get frustrated that my weight isn't ... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 10:56:47 EST Hopefully On monday when I weigh in next week I will be in the 230's!!! I mean no offence to the 240ville group, but I want to be in the 230ville group! and I hope you all will join me soon!! <em>30</em> Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:25:16 EST What are your goals for the year? Have you decided what goal you want to work toward this year? <BR> <BR> Tell us about it. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 08:04:30 EST New in Town Hi everyone! I'm new to this town. I just weighed in at 248 today and I'm soooo happy to be under 250 now. I'm not new to sparkpeople. I joined last february and got down to a nice weight of 170 but unfortunately after I returned home from school I got way to lax and have gained it all and then some back! I'm not happy with that but I know I can lose it again. I hope to see you all in leaving 230-ville soon because I'm motivated to get back down under 200 asap lol. Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:05:34 EST Daily Motivation Jan 1 <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> If you haven't yet settled on your top goals for the year, do so today. Writing down your goals (in specific <BR> terms) means you're more likely to achieve them. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 08:17:06 EST New YOU workouts I'll be posting videos here to help get us moving. When the New YOU Bootcamp videos are added on the 4th, I"ll paste those here too. <BR> <BR> Make sure to track your exercise after doing your workout. <BR> <BR> And most of all, have fun! <BR> <BR> Here's today's videos. They are stretching videos for the upper and lower body. Altogether, they take less than 10 minutes to complete. Make sure to warm up first. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>fitness_articles.asp?i... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 06:38:21 EST New YOU Challenge It's a new year and with that new year is a new YOU! Stripping off those old habits and ways is going to be a hard thing to do as most of us know. Some of the changes we need to make we have already done and will be easy to continue, others will be hard and we'll really have to work at them. But to reach our goal to be the best we can be, we have to work at it. Really work at it. We have to be serious about our changes and keep ourselves motivated and reassured that we can reach those goals! ... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:56:43 EST New YOU Bootcamp and Challenge Hi All! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> If you haven't gotten info on it, Coach Nicole has a new Bootcamp running January 4 - 31. There will be prizes awarded and each participant get's an individual prize, A New YOU!!! <em>279</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Here's the Bootcamp link: <BR> <link><BR>roups_individual.asp?gid=27524 </link> <BR> <BR> Along with the Bootcamp, will be the New YOU January Challenge. Instead of working on individual goals, we will wor... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:54:36 EST 248.8 lbs I just made my way to this team!!!!!!!!!! I am sooo happy Sat, 20 Dec 2008 11:11:35 EST December Challenge Accountability Post your catagory you're working on and your daily results here. <BR> <BR> You can do this either daily or weekly depending on your time. Tue, 2 Dec 2008 08:12:15 EST Busting Out The End Of The Year Challenge Hi All! <BR> <BR> Here's our challenge to bust us out of 240ville by the end of the year. <BR> <BR> This challenge will run from Monday to Monday. <BR> <BR> This one is a little different that the last. You pick a catagory to work on each week and go from there. If you're already doing it, then move onto another area. There's always room for improvement. <BR> <BR> Here is a list of catagories to choose from: <BR> <BR> Journal - write down everything that enters your mouth, no exceptions ... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 07:35:01 EST Halloween Mini-Challenge My name sounds like candy, so I'm a good person to challenge you all to a Halloween Treat-Eating Contest. What's your eating plan for Halloween candy and treats? After Halloween, come on back and tell how you did. <BR> <BR> Lollie's Plan: <BR> I'm planning to have a cup of hot cider during pumpkin-carving, (homemade and healthful) pumpkin bread/muffins/cookies, not sure which yet, and ONE "fun-size" piece of candy, if my kids will share from their haul. One. That's my plan. I'll be serving a... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:25:07 EST Halloween Mini-Challenge Posted in wrong forum. Sorry. Ignore, please. <em>2</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:21:09 EST November Get Out Of Town Challenge Welcome to the November Get Out of Town Challenge! <BR> ========================== <BR> <BR> This challenge will help keep us focused as the cooler weather and holidays roll around. It starts on Saturday the 1st and ends on Sunday the 30th(a great way to keep in line over the weekends). <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW THIS CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> --(1) State the personal goal you are working on. <BR> --(2) Try to log-in every day, if not than at least once each week. <BR> We are a fun and supp... Sun, 19 Oct 2008 10:25:35 EST Continuing the Get Out Of Town Challenge! I am new to town and although the neighbors are friendly and nice I don't want to stay here too long so I would love it if you guys challenge me to get out of town! I noticed that there was a get out of town challenge for August. This was a great idea and I think that if I get some more people to join with me then we could ask the team leader to revive this challenge! What say you neighbors? Are you ready to get out of town? Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:52:17 EST Favorite Articles I noticed this team has no leader selected favorite articles. <BR> <BR> Maybe we could suggest some that we think would be good for this team. Sat, 6 Sep 2008 20:21:23 EST At this rate. . . Okay, I made the executive decision to FINISH the loaf of bread (2 ends and another slice), toasted with peanut butter and apricot preserves last night around 11:30. Surprise, surprise, was up nearly 3 pounds this morning, LOL. Hopefully I can be good today and half of tomorrow and get back to where I "am"/was. <BR> <BR> Or, maybe it was just a weigh-in fluke, it was early and I had to take the scale into the bathroom (usually I just put it inside the door but DH was still sleeping so I ... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:28:45 EST The Perfect Wagon Did you jump on the perfect wagon? <BR> <BR> Are you like me where it all has to be perfect? All or nothing? Afraid to fail once you commit? And if you do commit and not meet your expectations, get down on yourself? <BR> <BR> Yeah, I'm one of those, so you're not alone. I would browbeat myself everytime I decided I would exercise and not follow through. Finally after reading another Sparkfriends blog, the advice that I've been given numerous times decided to sink in: <BR> <BR> I DON'T have... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 10:11:21 EST What Cartoon Character Are You? I am Elmo! <BR> <BR> <BR> WANT TO KNOW WHAT CARTOON CHARACTER YOU ARE! <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character you most resemble? <BR> <BR> A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test. <BR> <BR> Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best, add up all your Point... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 09:01:25 EST Express Train to 230-ville <em>227</em> Do you have your ticket? Are you below 240 pounds? <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> Don't post here. This thread is an express train to 230-ville. If you have any questions, please ask in another thread. <BR> <BR> Once you've gotten your ticket, click on the link below to be taken to 230-ville. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>roups_individual.asp?gid=7707 </link> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to track that you've achieved the team goal of getting down to 239 or... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 08:52:55 EST HEALTHY RECIPES from vetran traveler- PLEASE RATE! HEALTHY RECIPES from vetran traveler- PLEASE RATE! <BR> <BR> HAPPY SATURDAY, TEAM!!! <BR> I'm popping in to wish you a SUCCESSFUL and HEALTH-FILLED WEEKEND!!! <BR> <BR> I've traveled through 280-ville, 270-ville, 260-ville, 250-ville, 240-ville and am now in 230-ville on Spark! It is so much fun traveling through these little towns... trying to keep up with each other! <BR> <BR> Since I joined Spark People and started my weight-loss journey, I have lost 51 lbs & 29.5 inches... slow and ... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 14:11:06 EST August Get Out Of Town Challenge Welcome to the August Get Out of Town Challenge! <BR> ========================== <BR> Here is our first TEAM CHALLENGE... to add a little "umph" to our individual programs. This will help us through the rest of the summer and into Autumn: <BR> <BR> OUR GOALS IN THIS CHALLENGE: <BR> --(1) State the personal goal you are working on. <BR> --(2) Try to log-in every day, if not than at least once each week. <BR> We are a fun and supportive group and we'll do what we can to help you reach yo... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 22:00:58 EST Leaving Well it's official, I am leaving......I am down to 235, I've been waiting just incase my scale was wrong...but my weight keeps going down everyday so I think it's ok this time. Take care everyone and good luck! Sat, 26 Jul 2008 13:41:36 EST Challenge suggestions to move on out in August It seems that some of us (myself) are sort of stuck in a slump and are looking for some way out. We really don't have a team effort challenge here so I thought we should start one up for August. <BR> <BR> My biggest problem is exercise! I like doing it once I get moving, but to get myself moving is the hardest part. With an exercise challenge I would be held accountable -- as well as the rest of you -- to make sure the work is done and tracked on the team. <BR> <BR> Each one of us have our... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:57:53 EST Plateaus? I haven't hit one yet but feel like I may be entering one. What helps? Thu, 3 Jul 2008 09:14:53 EST FIREWORKS DISPLAY CHALLENGE...for the 4th of July! Fireworks for the 4th of July - Exercise Challenge <BR> <BR> Let's work on a TOWN FIREWORKS DISPLAY for the 4th of July!!! <BR> <BR> We can all work together to create some fireworks. Simply post your exercise minutes here. Give yourself one star for each 10 minutes of cardio & strength training: <BR> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> For each 6 stars (or 60 minutes) give yourself a set of fireworks rockets------ (1 rocket per hour of exercise.) <BR... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 23:32:42 EST The pool is now open I see the pool has been empty, it is so nice in here, come on in, get away from it all and build some motivation and energy too.Hope to see you diving in. <em>237</em> Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:16:07 EST I am new here and glad to be here!!!! !!!!!!!! I just made it into the 240-ville today. YIPPEE!! I am so glad to be here. Sat, 7 Jun 2008 21:03:34 EST Get away to the nice new cool swimming pool! Ahhhhh, just floating around here for a minute getting ready to swm some laps, Join me for some exercise then we can just float around and chat. <em>237</em> Tue, 27 May 2008 13:31:31 EST I challenge you... I love challenges!! I love to test myself and see how far I can push myself OUTSIDE MY COMFORT BOX. It was easy to be fat, it was easy to shovel food in my mouth and it was easy to sit around and DO NOTHING!! <BR> <BR> Changing your Life is HARD WORK. I never expected it to be easy heck it shouldn't be. <BR> <BR> So, I want to challenge my team to leave 240ville by, June 23 2008 that is a little less than 2lbs of loss a week and most of us only have 6 or 7lbs to loose. <BR> <BR> If you... Tue, 27 May 2008 11:45:38 EST Deserted Hot tub Looks like the hot tub has been deserted I guess we are going to have to open the swimming pool. See you there. Mon, 26 May 2008 21:51:55 EST New to letting everyone knowing my weight Hello everyone. This is a first entry in hopefully a short stay. I'm not sure how I became 246 lbs in the first place and I'm definitly not sure how to lose the lbs either. My sister and mom introduced me to this site and my sister has lost 25 lbs already and looks fabulous! I honestly think that she gave me her 25 lbs that she lost though! Any advice would be welcomed on how to lose the weight. Mon, 26 May 2008 14:06:06 EST I'm new here Thought I had wrote before but don't see it. Congrats to all that are moving out! I don't plan to stay long but I will be taking over one of the empty apartments for awhile. Glad to here that the population is decreasing. <em>67</em> Thu, 22 May 2008 16:23:11 EST Sooo, What do we do for motivatin around here?? I am really siked about leaving the team in 5.8lbs but while I am here... <BR> What is the purpose. Are there challenges? Weight loss games anything to push me to get out? <BR> How does this team "motivate" me to move on? Tue, 20 May 2008 16:28:32 EST Excited to Soon be leaving... I don't know why I joined this team but I hope that this will be a challenging team full of motivation, support and GETTIN RID OF THESE 40s!!!!!! Wed, 14 May 2008 16:37:59 EST Motivational SparkTeam (Chubby No More!!) Hello everyone, I recently started a new SparkTeam called , Chubby No More!! Basically it's aim is to motivate women through various daily small challeneges so that the work doesn't seem as difficult while sharing various motivational quotes and such I know through experience that sometimes being part of a challenge can be helpful because they seem do-able... If you're interested feel free to search for it and join it.. it's public. Tue, 13 May 2008 18:37:34 EST Tall Tales, Half Truth or is that Flat Out Lies? This is a blog from Sparkfriend Buffedstuff's page. I thought it was an incredible insight and asked her to share it with everyone: <BR> <BR> "I don't know about you but this losing weight and getting in shape thing is plain hard. At the beginning of my weightloss journey I found it quite easy to lie to myself and others. Don't get me wrong I didn't plan to lie it just happen. I would say things like I'm eating all the right foods and I'm not losing a inch. Okay that was a half-truth, I was ... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 07:42:08 EST New Team Goal Ideas Hi All! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> How are the goals you've set for yourself going? Mine have sort of flushed away. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Sparkcoach Jen's email couldn't have come at a better time. The weather's waming up and Spring fever is hitting alot of us. this will help to make us more active, thirsty and hungry for those fresh natural foods. <BR> <BR> Working together on common goals will help us stick to our plan. We should be working together at individually keeping those goals met... Sat, 26 Apr 2008 15:15:40 EST THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING POSTS ON SPARK Some team members mention that they thought the team wasn't active anymore because they quit getting notices in their email inbox from the team... Let me help "SOLVE" the mystery. <BR> <BR> THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING POSTS ON SPARK... Here's what happens: <BR> <BR> If you receive an email saying someone responded to the team thread, you will not get another notification until YOU type a reply on the posting thread... This way you don't get backed up with tons of posts from Spark, especiall... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 17:30:24 EST Hi Hi neighbor, I'm Linda and this is my first day in 240 ville....Don't want to be here long! <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 07:15:23 EST Will you move out of here this month os soon? I will be out soon maybe next week. I only like 2 pounds to be under the 40 mark but it could take longer we never know.just thought I would see how many is in this boat with me. Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:40:57 EST Dose anyone want to pass I saw a post like this on another team of mine and I thought it would be a nice thing to do here.If you have clothes that are now to big and you dont want to just throw them out, maybe if you post them here and someone would like to have them and pay you for the shipping on them it we could help each other out because new clothing cost so much and at our size we dont want to buy new ones just to wear until we lose 20 more pounds. <BR> Or if you need a smaller size and willing to pay the shipp... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:32:12 EST Does this suit make my butt look fat?? Well today was weigh in day at the health center. I had joined an 8 week course on 'health and wellness' just before finding sp. It was free and lead by one of the nurses so I signed up with my sister. Wednesday is the day they weigh in. Today the scales there showed a loss of 5+ lbs since last WEd.!!! It's a little confusing cause I posted my weight on sp according to my home scales and they weigh a little heavy by 3/4 pounds. But the health center has doctors' scales and we always use the s... Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:47:15 EST Calories Hey everybody. Can anybody tell me how many calories I SHOULD be eating a day? Spark and every website I look at are totally off. Not even close to each other. I am 243 & 5'7. Wed, 12 Mar 2008 12:16:35 EST Flat out wraps! Have you all discovered Flat out wraps?? I love them! Got my first pack of sundried tomatoe/light/whole wheat recently. Tonight I heated one in skillet, then put on a small amount of light mayo and horseradish sauce, then added: teriyaki flavored deli chicken breast/ reduced cal. cheddar shred'd/ chopped onion/ slivered cucumbers. That was a super little wrap! And very fiber rich, lo cal, no trans fats, low sugar!! I will be trying the other flavors available. Another thing I liked was the wr... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:37:54 EST New in town! Could I run? Hi Everybody! I just got in town!!! Love what I see!! I'm needing a medium size place, room for my 2 boxers (one is a little 'thick'). I wouldn't mind running for mayor....maybe that would help my low self esteem and help me move throughout the community. Whatever you guys ARE the community!! I know I'll like it here as much as I enjoyed 250-ville. Great bunch of people over there! (Just between you and first, I thought some of the people in 250-ville were a little on... Sat, 8 Mar 2008 12:54:46 EST I AM BACK Hi everyone I am back again. I have seemed to gain 5 pounds back and I can not seem to get rid of it this time. So I am going to be here for a little while. <BR> Pat Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:29:45 EST LETS TALK My name is Teresa.I want to be able to play with my kids and still breath.I want to go shopping for clothing and enjoy it. <BR> I post when if feel the need to eat, it keeps my hands busy but,I cant find a team that has many people posting. Can you tell me whats up with that? Come on and post we cant see you,no one will make fun of you.what you have to say could help someone out and you could make a new friend or two that understans how you feel. <BR> some teams have thousands of menbers,but ... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 11:37:07 EST New Mayor! Welcome to our new mayor, Renee: ProfessorSparks! I am leaving you all for 230-ville but you are in capable hands with Renee! <BR> <BR> I expect to see all of you shortly in 230-ville. Keep up the good work!! <BR> <BR> Elizabeth Thu, 31 Jan 2008 09:27:17 EST Looking for a New Mayor! Anyone interested in being mayor of 240-ville? I'd love to have someone take over the duties for me while they're here! <BR> <BR> If you have any questions about what's required, just let me know! <BR> <BR> Elizabeth Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:05:37 EST The Big Ol' Hot Tub - Where We All Relax and Chat! I have been missing the big ol' hot tub here in 240-ville. It seems we don't have a good spot to relax and chat, so we do it in Apartment Listings or the Town Dump ... but who really wants to hang out in a dump? Dump those pounds there, then come relax in the hot tub and let's enjoy each other's company! Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:14:41 EST Hello, I'm a newbie here!!! Hello everyone, I'm new here to 240-ville. It seems that I've allowed myself back into this town so many times after doing so well before. I can't wait to meet and learn from everyone here. Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:21:52 EST Any suggestion to get over this hump? Okay, I started tracking my calories 01.07.08 and I've been staying within my spark people calorie range. I've been closer to the top of the range rather than the lower. I wanted to ask all of you helpful Speople if there is anything extra or special you do when you get to a dreaded plateau? Every morning the scale fluctuates between 250 and 246. It is going up and down but never 245 or below. I know it hasn't been a full two weeks but It's making me crazy! I also know some will say I s... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 23:21:45 EST New Mayor in Town Everyone please take a moment to welcome (SCUBAFREAK), Elizabeth as the new Mayor of 240ville! <BR> <BR> Thanks Elizabeth and have some fun, okay! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>218</em> <em>236</em> <em>218</em> <em>236</em> <em>218</em> Wed, 9 Jan 2008 00:12:06 EST Always been the chubby one....tir Hello everyone, <BR> This group seems to be very welcoming. I am 20 years old and as stated in the title.. have always been chubby, ever since college started it just keeps going up.. I really need some advice.. maybe a buddy.. any help will be very appreciated! Mon, 17 Dec 2007 21:49:58 EST How many calories have you lost??? If 3500 calories = roughly 1 pound of fat <BR> <BR> Then if I have lost 41.4 pounds, I have also lost a whopping... <BR> <BR> 144,900 calories...Wow!!! <BR> <BR> How many calories have you lost??? <BR> <BR> Pounds lost x 3500 =? Thu, 6 Dec 2007 13:58:05 EST New to Group Hello everyone. I am new to Spark People and of course, to this group. I currently weigh 243, but I would like to get out of this group in one week. Sorry, I would love to stay and visit longer, but want to get this ball rolling. So, by December 1st, I hope to be looking for the 230's room. LOL <BR> Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! Thu, 22 Nov 2007 00:23:43 EST Newbie here! Hi! I'm Brandy and no offense, I hope not to be here long. <em>211</em> . <BR> But I will catch up with you all at the Leaving the 230 ville team, eh? <BR> Tue, 13 Nov 2007 23:24:48 EST SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ... NEW MAYOR Hey everyone!! ... Sorry I've been away soooo long :( <BR> <BR> Since I only got ONE request for my office, I am handing my responsibilities over to ...... PANDAZERGZ!! <BR> <BR> Please Welcome her in her new position!! ... and I hope to see you all SOON in 230-ville!!! <BR> Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:07:41 EST Discouragement So Sept 12 I started house-sitting for a friend of mine. I weighed myself at home that morning (255) and at her house that night (253.5). I was pleased to see (or think I saw) that her scale was similar to mine (scales can very by quite a bit, I’ve found). So in the past 12 days I’ve gone by her scale. I’ve eaten well, and kept active. I was excited to see the scale hit 249. I noticed my clothing was fitting differently, I was receiving more compliments at church, and I felt good about mysel... Mon, 24 Sep 2007 10:23:16 EST Special Announcement 09/23/07 Hello all!! ... I'm looking for a new mayor to take my place here!! ... I have FINALLY gotten to 230-ville!!!! ... woohoo!! ... Anyone interested, PLEASE sparkmail me!! <BR> <BR> Thanks to all of you!! <BR> <BR> ~Mar~ Sun, 23 Sep 2007 23:10:33 EST General Chit Chat! Hello all!!! ... Figured I'd give us all a place to rest after all that hard work in the gym and in the kitchen ... feel free to chat about your day, your progress, or your setbacks!! ... We're here to support each other and to get eachother movin on outta here!!! Mon, 20 Aug 2007 22:24:29 EST Special Announcement 08/19/07 Ok, nobody was really clamoring to be the new mayor during the special elections. I have appointed a new mayor. <BR> :::drum roll::: <BR> MAR511!!! I concede. <BR> <em>242</em> Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:54:23 EST Special Announcement 08/16/07 HELP WANTED <BR> Mayor, 240ville: <BR> This wonderful and exciting community is seeking a new Mayor. The ideal candidate should be literate, relatively new so that she/he will be around for at least a few weeks to interact with, and encourage, our residents; have TIME to REPLY and respond to residents posts (unemployed candidate strongly encouraged to apply), and implement policies that will benefit 240ville. Oh, you'll also have a huge administrative mess that I leave behind to deal with. <... Thu, 16 Aug 2007 18:59:32 EST Community Soup Kitchen If you know any good recipes, or found a tasty new food item, please share it HERE so we can all try it! <BR> <em>289</em> <em>191</em> <em>301</em> <em>190</em> <em>258</em> Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:39:29 EST Special Announcements 08/15/07 I will be attending trade seminars for the next three days; after that I'm taking the weekend off for a little R&R. It could MAKE me or BREAK me. <BR> I may be unable to respond immediately to new posts for the next several days. Please bear with me! Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:34:23 EST Welcome to the Fitness Center and Health Spa Several of us are having difficulty meeting our relocation goals. Maybe we needed a place to exercise. <BR> The city council and I have converted your tax dollars (uh, lard from the dump) into a wonderful community recreation center with a pool, an indoor lap track, wooded hiking trails, and a fitness and weight room the size of Macys. You can get spa treatments such as massages, pedicures, and tanning. This is a place to enjoy yourself, challenge you teammates, and strategize lower numbers. ... Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:13:49 EST Okay, it's AUGUST and I'm STILL stuck here 240ville. This was not part of my plan! This is obviously a plateau and I need to figure out some new strategies. <BR> <em>234</em> Wed, 1 Aug 2007 11:50:30 EST I can't wait to move... is it me, or does 230-something sound a LOT better than 240-something? a month ago i was in the 260s and THAT sounds horrible, every move down the ladder really does make a difference. i can't wait to be down to 220, which is what i always was before i gained all this weight recently! but i REALLY can't wait to be in 190-ville, i haven't been there since about freshman year of high school! Mon, 30 Jul 2007 05:33:58 EST JULY: Milestones and Victories Lost inches? <BR> Lost another size? <BR> Lowered your blood pressure? <BR> Finally able to jog? <BR> <BR> Share your progress here! <em>243</em> Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:49:38 EST JULY: Who is moving out this month? Anyone with only one or two pounds left? Inspire us! Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:46:19 EST Southern Travel: Your destination depot Leaving town? Come on by and collect your congrats here. We love you, but we're glad to see you go (as long as it's south)! <BR> <em>253</em> Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:39:55 EST APARTMENT LISTINGS Moving out? Don't forget to list your apartment here! The nice folks coming in from 250ville need a place to stay. And don't you dare leave any lard laying around, clean it up and visit the dump before you go! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:27:07 EST New in town? Pay rent here! Hello, and welcome to 240ville! This is the ARRIVALS section, whether you came via bus or by train or on foot! Introduce yourself to the town and pay your rent. <BR> If you're just coming in from the north, the apartments might seem smaller here... that's because they are! Everything is smaller if you're headed south! The good news is, the views are better. <BR> It's not that we don't like you, but we hope your stay here is short. Keep heading south! <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:21:01 EST New to town.... Just saying hi - I'm a single mom of twins who has gained 4-5 sizes in the past 4 years - stress of moving to a strange town with two kids, perhaps? In any case, I'm gonna try really hard to lose weight this time for good. I hate going into stores just to find out everything I like I'm too fat for... I'm just not one who looks good in polyester tent-clothes. Sun, 22 Jul 2007 16:13:55 EST *TOWN DUMP* Come on in and pile it HERE!! Don't carry that extra weight around one day longer. Toss it here! The pit is bottomless, so c'mon in and get a load off! Good riddance! <BR> <em>9</em> Sun, 15 Jul 2007 18:46:28 EST Calling Mayor SUGARSPICE! YooHooo! Has anyone been in contact with our team leader? <BR> She has not posted on SP since 6/14. <BR> Anybody know how to reach her? Sat, 14 Jul 2007 09:36:15 EST Where is the town dump? Where to I ditch this lard??? Fri, 13 Jul 2007 07:12:18 EST My ticket said 239.4 this morning!!! I'm outta here!! See you girls on the next block!! <BR> <BR> Keep up the fabulous work <em>283</em> Tue, 10 Jul 2007 07:51:37 EST Renew my lease for another week This stinks. I've had the sniffles for a couple weeks now and had been taking sinus meads. But Wednesday I was running a fever and things just went downhill from there. With the way I feel you might as well collect July's rent from me because I'll be here a while longer. Right now I'm making it my goal to be out of here by August. <BR> <BR> Someone tell it a head cold or a chest cold that you're not supposed to work out with? I can never remember. <BR> <BR> -Amy Fri, 6 Jul 2007 20:48:53 EST Caught the bus.... ... this morning! :) 239.5! I'm going to go ahead and head out, and I hope to never return!!! :D Mon, 2 Jul 2007 18:10:18 EST Hitting the Road Well I was here so long I added a theater room and study on to my many many homes here but I am finally moving on to 230 ville! Its been fun guys and hope to see you where I'm going soon! Sat, 16 Jun 2007 11:49:37 EST Back for the second time I was here before and moved back to 250-ville. I am back this time to stay. Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:28:58 EST Alli Was just wondering. Is anyone going to try Alli. When it comes out? Wed, 13 Jun 2007 16:56:07 EST So long...... This town has become quiet... I need activity.. I'm moving on down the road ;) <BR> <BR> LOL. <BR> <BR> I was technically out of here a few days ago... but I've been too busy to check teams lately. <BR> <BR> See you all soon! ........ right! Wed, 6 Jun 2007 14:03:40 EST Saw the sign so i pulled over... Hi y'all... I'm tryin hard to get out of 240 ville.. 250 ville is way back in the rear view now... i can see 230ville on the horizon... thought i'd pull over for a few and say hi... don't think i'll be stayin in this town too long tho... i'm on a major road trip and gotta make tracks! let's leave 240 a ghost town! race ya to the 230ville city limit :) Coy Tue, 22 May 2007 20:46:26 EST Almost outta here........ I have a pound to go... and as long as I don't dig into that chocolate milk... I'll be gone tomarrow! Fri, 18 May 2007 18:49:26 EST UGH! Pissed at myself! I would have been moved out by now if I stayed dedicated. I totally screwed my diet up this past weekend. <BR> <BR> ***Vent*** Tue, 15 May 2007 19:43:01 EST Ticker question Why is my ticker rounding my weight up to a whole number? Yesterday it was showing me at my current weight, 249.6, and now today it rounded me up to 250. Wed, 2 May 2007 13:20:57 EST Adios Amiga's Well ya' all... i'm heading out of dodge. It's been a nice visit but i'm heading down the road to 230'ville. (I'll update my ticker when i get home from work...giggle) 239.5!!!!! I thought this day would NEVER come <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 May 2007 10:07:13 EST Estimation.... So... when do y'all think you'll be packing up and moving over to the next town???? <BR> <BR> I'm estimating 10 days is my max! Tue, 1 May 2007 20:58:41 EST Food Stopper Whats your number 1 food obstacle? What are you doing to overcome it? Wed, 25 Apr 2007 22:24:12 EST Fitness Stopper Whats your number 1 fitness obstacle? What are you doing to overcome it? Wed, 25 Apr 2007 22:23:48 EST IM OUT Not so sorry to leave you all so soon. The scale said 239 so I guess Im done and on my way on to Leaving 230ville. I hope to see you all there very very soon. Later ~Kimberly~ Tue, 17 Apr 2007 22:41:41 EST WRONG WAY! HELP ME! My scale is moving in the wrong direction - I don't know why. I don't get it - I am doing what I should. ARG - so frustrating - I don't want to have to move back to 250-ville next week. Thu, 12 Apr 2007 04:50:44 EST Hello! Hi everyone...just thought id drop in and say hello...i hope i wont be staying here in 240ville long I hear 230ville is the place to be haha Fri, 6 Apr 2007 11:27:14 EST WooHooo.. I have been on sparks for 2months now. I have lost a total of 30lbs. You all are so inspiring. Thank you all for your support. I know my journey has just begun, but you all have made it effortless. Heres to the next 50lb. <em>104</em> Sat, 31 Mar 2007 16:51:03 EST Non-scale Victories This was a thread I really liked in 250-ville, so I packed it up and brought it with me. Basically it is a place for you to brag on yourself for anything non-scale. <BR> Did you get a compliment? Have a great workout? Fit into your skinny pants? Resist that chocolate cake? <BR> Well this is the place to share it <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 26 Mar 2007 13:12:03 EST A two week stay in 240 ville I joined two weeks ago this coming monday, weighing in at 248. Today, I hit the 239 mark so I have my bags packed and moving to 230ville. I hope to see many of you joining me in the next few weeks. <BR> <BR> I don't think I could have done it without the suggestions and support from Spark people. Thanks people. <em>224</em> Sat, 24 Mar 2007 13:40:20 EST Dying to post this..... GOOD BYE! I'm OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:28:30 EST Finally on the road again!!! I've been here in 240-ville since the end of January and it's great to finally hit the road again. I'm dusting the bottom of my shoes, never to return again to 240-ville!!! Well actually, I got detoured back to 250-ville for a week but found my way back to 240-ville pretty fast. <BR> <BR> See you soon in 230-ville!!! Mon, 19 Mar 2007 22:36:26 EST OPEN AUDITIONS! 240-VILLAGERS INVITED! Hey, I founded a large majority of the villes, and I've been posting the following for anyone who is interested in participating. I headed the topic as the subject line. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to help spread the word... <BR> <BR> A challenge has been going on since January 1st. The new part of the challenge starts April 2nd....and they are opening it up to new members....If you are looking for a challenge and would like to join them please copy the following link and ... Thu, 15 Mar 2007 02:43:43 EST My way out! I weighed in this morning at 239.5, so I guess I've stayed my time in town! <BR> <BR> See you all a the next stop! Sun, 11 Mar 2007 01:40:17 EST My bags are packed, I'm on my way It's been really nice visiting, but I am SO EXCITED to say that I am out of here! See many of you soon in 230-ville! Tue, 6 Mar 2007 08:21:05 EST leaving you I'm sorry to say, but I'm leaving you today. I told you when I came to visit I wasn't going to stay long. I will not miss you. I hope to see you on my next trip to 30ville. Good bye and God bless. Mon, 5 Mar 2007 11:07:28 EST Hopefully leaving you. I hope this will be my last week with you in 40ville. I weighed in at 241 this week and hope to go to 30ville at the 1st of the week. Sorry to say, I won't miss you. <em>20</em> HE HE! Wed, 28 Feb 2007 23:30:59 EST Frustrated I hadn't planned on unpacking my bags at the hotel here, but now I'm beginning to feel like I should be lookin for an apartment. This weight just isn't moving! No offense ladies, but I WANT OUT OF 240-VILLE! Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:28:26 EST The Java Cafe Everyone pull up a chair , grab a cup of your favorite drink (A GOOD PLACE TO GET YOUR WATER IN)and Chat, Chat, Chat. Tue, 20 Feb 2007 19:08:10 EST Anyone know how to Unsubscribe from a thread? <em>38</em> Sun, 18 Feb 2007 16:42:31 EST NEWS FLASH! Did you know that you can now add "view my food and fitness trackers" to your spark page! I added it to mine! I've had a bad past few days, but that's ok, they'll be fixed by the next few days. :-) But this way we can get ideas from other people. Check it out! Sun, 18 Feb 2007 01:00:40 EST INTRODUC NG...The New Mayor for 240-ville! WELCOME TO 240-VILLE'S NEW MAYOR...SUGARSPICE57! Thank you for stepping up and taking over the position. You're picture is soo beautiful smiling down on us! :-) <BR> <BR> Please be sure to give SUGAR a nice warm welcome. I think I nice kick in the pants to get her to 230-ville would be appropriate. :-) She'll still be your mayor though. So, don't kick her toooooo hard. :-) <BR> Mon, 12 Feb 2007 19:35:38 EST Weekly Weigh In Let's track our new weekly totals here. Then lend support to each other. Mon, 12 Feb 2007 17:42:26 EST Property Tax Increase Yes, that's right. Residents who have lived here for more than a month will be expected to pay 10% higher property taxes. <BR> <BR> If you care to comment, please post here. It probably won't change your assessment though... <BR> Mon, 12 Feb 2007 00:00:04 EST I'M OUTTA HERE Well, it's been a nice visit but I really gotta skidaddle. My first week is over and I lost 7 pounds. I'm hoping I won't be back next week while the losses settle in. See ya in 230-ville. <em>41</em> Sun, 11 Feb 2007 20:13:11 EST Skinny outfit When you get to your healthy weight what are you looking forward to wearing? <BR> <BR> For me I want one of those wrap dresses with the knee boots. In black. I can't wait to wear knee boots with cute dresses and skirts. Of course with new lean sexy legs. Sat, 10 Feb 2007 09:32:55 EST New Mayor for 240-ville? Hey everyone, I am wondering if someone else would like to "take over" this team? I am currently managing 11 "ville" teams, and it's taking up all my time. One wouldn't be so bad, but I can't seem to catch up. <BR> <BR> What I do is put a welcome on new members pages, and just read the posts to see if I can give input. It's really easy! <BR> <BR> Thanks anyone for help! :-) Fri, 9 Feb 2007 19:19:52 EST Spread the "240-ville" Grab the URL for this team and spread the word! I've made a "tinyurl" so that it will fit into almost any email and makes it really easy to spread the word! <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Jan 2007 01:35:42 EST New in town? Click here to introduce yourself! Welcome! If your scale says you're 240-something, feel free to hang out here as you make your into the 230's. Let's work hard to run each other out of town! Sun, 28 Jan 2007 01:32:58 EST