SparkPeople Spark Connecticut - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=784 For those who live in Connecticut - let's share ideas about getting fit in CT! Discuss parks, healthy restaurants, hiking/biking trails, pitfalls/successes and lend your support. SparkPeople Spark Connecticut - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=784 Ansonia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x58789953 Hi, My name is Tina. <BR> <BR> I am from Ansonia. <BR> <BR> I will be fifty this January; I want to enter into the second stage of my life healthy, fit and happy. It's great to be on a site where people are supportive with each other as they work towards their fitness goals. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:19:13 EST Hi, I am Tina, and I am new to the group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x58789900 Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Tina, and I am new to Spark People. I joined because my nutritionist and a good friend recommended that I join. I am going to turn fifty this January; it is a milestone of my life, and I want to go into my fifties healthy, fit and happy. <BR> <BR> I am looking to meet wonderful friends from Connecticut who share and support each other in the same goals of losing weight, getting fit and having a more positive life. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 82 pounds by May 22,... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:09:54 EST Your Favorite Thing to do in Connecticut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x58766979 How about a little home state love here? <BR> <BR> What's you favorite thing to do in Connecticut? <BR> <BR> I love driving the back roads and stopping at all the little unique stores & restaurants. I'll sometime pick a day off, grab the GPS and just drive without knowing where I'm going, stopping at whatever grabs my interest. <BR> <BR> How about you? Thu, 7 Aug 2014 01:25:51 EST walkers club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x58379956 Hello everyone. <BR> there is nothing I love to do more than power walk to get me and keep me going. I would like to start a walk group. I live in Brooklyn, CT. there are many places around here to walk. If any one is interested, let me know! <BR> donna <em>213</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:52:35 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x58367073 Hello every one, I have been away for a while but now I am back. I have lost about 13 pounds and all my #'s are down as for as BP, and diabetic numbers. My O2 sat is a 98! <BR> I find that it takes me a while in the mornings to get going, but once I turn on the music try stopping me! <BR> I live in Brooklyn, CT and love taking walks with my dog Pudgy. if it were not for her, I probably never would of never started walking. <BR> I have made the decision to become a vegetarian and am loving th... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:00:10 EST Free Yoga in the Park - Hartford June-Oct. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x58148327 Just thought I would share. <BR> <BR> Free community yoga classes in Bushnell Park, Elizabeth Park and Colt Park through October 15. The weekly schedule is Mondays at 5:30pm in Bushnell Park with Liz, Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Elizabeth Park with Lauren and Sundays at 10am in Colt Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a mat or towel, and wear clothing that will not restrict movement. <BR> <BR> <link>www.hartford.com/event/community-yog<BR>a-in-elizabeth-park/ </link> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:54:48 EST free workouts on saturdays in CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x58142803 Hi everyone, <BR> I use mostly DVd's for workouts, but it's getting too nice to be inside. I'm heading to East Shore park in New Haven on Saturdays at 10:00 am (as long as it isn't raining) with my laptop to workout. Love to have a few people join me- today was my first day trying this and I did body beast cardio with three others. Hoping it can become a tradition with a larger group. <BR> <BR> I've lost 142 lbs and have about 25 more to go, so I love supporting others in their journey to ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 18:36:28 EST New Team Member :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x57565979 Hello SparkCT, <BR> <BR> I was an active SP member back in 2012 but took a hiatus and am back. I moved here last year from DC and unfortunately gained 15lbs during winter. I live in the New Haven area and am looking forward to this new lifestyle change. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:02:39 EST New to group :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x57409966 Hi everyone!!! I'm new to this group and would love motivation from other CT people!! I live in the northwest corner in the small town of New Hartford. Love to do family activities and get our daughters involved with everything. My boyfriend and I try to get them doing activities outdoors and now that the weather is getting nicer it's easier to do. We just got myself a new mountain bike and our oldest daughter is taking my old one (which is only a year old) and our youngest is getting a new b... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 15:45:11 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x57234460 Hi. I just joined and am looking forward to starting my weight loss goal of 100 plus lbs. and getting to know everyone here! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:01:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x57110044 Hi everyone, my name is Michele. I'm 28 years old (just a couple months shy of 29). I have finally decided to do the one thing left that I have to do to make myself happy...dedicate myself to losing weight! I have made so many other changes over the past couple years, it's time to tackle my biggest obstacle. I am so grateful to have the support and inspiration of all of you. Please be patient with me, as I may stumble from time to time...but I will always get back up and try again! I look for... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:53:23 EST Here I am Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x56880752 Well here I am again. I'm in Willington. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:13:56 EST I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x56702241 My name is Louise and I need some help with this site. I cannot seem to find out how to add different ingredients to make one food I like that is not in the Spark People drop down list. How do I manually do it? Thanks Sat, 8 Feb 2014 22:53:20 EST CT -- not very active? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x56572121 Is it because of the cold weather? I got the activity tracker recently and it helps me motivate to go to the gym every night for the treadmill and some work with the machines. I am looking forward to using my mountain bike this year once it gets a bit warmer. I will be spending some time on the Farmington trails (paved, I like to take it kind of easy). Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:02:27 EST Where in CT are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x56373497 Good morning! Where in CT does everyone live? I'm from the Vernon area. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:35:56 EST Burlington http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x56213574 Hi! <BR> <BR> I am Beth and new to this whole experience. Glad to see there is a page for our little state. :-) <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sharing in everyone's successes and cheering one another on during our tougher moments! <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sat, 4 Jan 2014 14:27:40 EST Bristol, CT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x56198084 I'm just curious...are there any fellow members from Bristol, CT? Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:06:01 EST Time for success? Yes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x55994424 Hello, I'm Charlotte, I've been on here a few years but each time I started a program, I had a hard time getting into the swing of things. I'm hoping these teams will help my motivation. This is my time to be successful! Haha Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:10:24 EST walks/meet ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x55629829 I saw that the team meet ups were canceled back in January due to lack of interest, does anyone here have an interest in trying this again? Anyone in the Bristol area? Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:47:34 EST anyone use Jillian Michaels? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x55339777 Hey! :) <BR> <BR> I just started the 30 day shred video this morning, but can't find it in the fitness tracker. Anyone else use it and could tell me what they use to track it? Thanks! Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:46:44 EST Haven't been here in a while - Running Partner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x55074206 Hi there! <BR> I haven't been here in quite a while! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a running partner in the Meriden/Wallingford area. 10-12 min miles, or slower LOL. If you are interested let me know!! Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:01:00 EST Hello I'm new on here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x54854591 Hello Everyone, <BR> My name is Aida, I live in Norwalk Ct. I'm new on this. Tying to get back to my old routine but I'm finding it pretty hard.I used to be on Weight Watchers and lost 30 pds before I got pregnant and now that I have given birth about 3 months ago can't get back on track. So looking for motivation, support etc... So if you have any tips, advice I would love to hear it. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:11:02 EST New and need a pep talk from CT peeps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x54790997 Hi everyone! Need a pep talk to get this 54 year old, menopausal, achy body moving and stop with the constant hand to mouth motion. <BR> Remind me that here in CT we are coming up on the most spectacular time of year to get outside and get moving! But beware! It's also the time to just keep walking with head down, dodging right past all the Halloween Candy displays! Hoping to not succumb and will just keep the light off to the kiddies this year. Has anyone else been there? Buying a bag of mi... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 11:21:56 EST Hi this is Kelly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x54738388 I am new to this site. I started today and im excited to start loosing weight. I hope i can get great support on here and learn different ideas from all of you :)) Sun, 1 Sep 2013 11:11:44 EST Bristol CT Rockwell Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x54576316 Is there anyone in the Bristol area that would like to meet at Rockwell Park one or two days on the weekend? <BR> <BR> I LOVE walking there with my 3 year old daughter but my mother gets nervous because she thinks it's not safe. She doesn't even want me taking my little one to the playground because she's been watching too many episodes of "to catch a predator". (I am 33 years old and am not letting my daughter out of my sight, but my mother has anxiety issues) <BR> <BR> My solution, either... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 06:50:00 EST Alice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x54439675 Hi, I am a grandmother who has been dieting all of my life with some success but never to goal. I am hoping this program along with TOPS will help me to succeed. I am addicted to food. I can use all the support I can get and would appreciate any feedback from other members. Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:52:36 EST Looking for walking partner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x54221864 Trying to lose the post baby weight and would love to see if anyone would like to join me on walks during the week at the trail near the north windham airport. It's a great walk and would love the company! Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:41:24 EST CT has many Trails to check out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x54135002 If you need ideas of where to go, be it a walk or a hike check out what Peter Marteka writes in the Courant about wonderful places to explore in his columns Nature's Path & Way To Go <BR> <BR> From the shore to the hills walk to more challenging trails... he has found and wrote about many of CT's hidden treasures. <BR> <BR> I'm sure you will find something nearby and to your liking on this link. <BR> <link>www.courant.com/news/opinion/courant<BR>-columnists/hc-marteka,0,7768276.colum<BR>n... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:53:46 EST hey there :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x53911799 Hey there folks! I'm a returning Sparker from CT. I've recently reached an all new high of 164 lbs and decided it was time to get my life back and stop being embarrassed, so here I am! Can't wait to get to know each of you Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:19:23 EST Team still active? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x53895172 I just joined this team, being from CT. It does look like not too many people in the state are actively participating in this team. Hello? Let's see who is still out there.... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:00:07 EST favorite place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x53693895 whats your favorite place to run/walk at? Tue, 11 Jun 2013 04:37:41 EST HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x53603611 Hello, I am living with my boyfriend and his huge family. Right now, moving out is not an option until I'm done with college in 3 years. I am trying to eat healthier, but I'm finding it very difficult because we can't keep food in the fridge without someone eating it so we keep the majority of our food in our room. Because of this, we buy takeout A LOT unless his mom cooks. I want to make sure I get in my fruits & veggies and create healthy meals, but I don't know how to do this without being... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:51:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x53316789 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm not really sure what to write here I don't really like the way that I've been living for the past few years so I'm going to change a few things and start to be healthier. My friends aren't very supportive because they don't understand this entire lifestyle change when I'm not considered overweight. <BR> <BR> While I do hope to lose weight that's not the main reason that I'm doing this. I'm just trying to eat healthier, be more active, drink less, and quit smoking... Sun, 12 May 2013 14:56:15 EST Hi I'm Vi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x53216297 I am just joining your group with the hope that I will be able to accomplish my goal of losing at least 20 pounds. I am newly retired so supposedly I now have all the time in the world to exercise! Any suggestions or helpful hints will be welcome. Sat, 4 May 2013 11:17:37 EST New CT Spark-er http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x53120558 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a newbie & would like to say 'hello'. I'm a wif & mom living in central CT. My job as a college recruiter keeps me on the road and in the car a lot. I don't necessarily keep conventional business hours. I'm also pursuing my MBA, managing the household and shuttling a teenager back & forth to school. Like everyone, I have good days and not so good days. I joined to gain support from others who are also struggling to keep balance in their lives and still make time f... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:14:00 EST NE CT residents/ /Mansfield Community Center membe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x53094091 Hey everyone! My name is Katelyn and I am a member of the Mansfield Community Center in Mansfield, Connecticut. I am looking for people who are members there or would like to be so that we can work out together! Or even anyone who lives in the Northeastern part of the state, like Manchester, Coventry, Windham, Mansfield, Bolton, etc. Because I live in Coventry and would love to be able to meet up with other Sparkers in real life! Let me know if you are interested in getting together! Thanks! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:17:51 EST Hey there :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x53006888 My name is Megan. <BR> I'm 18 and from Norwich. I will be starting college soon and can not wait to put high school behind me. I want to lose weight and get healthy :3 (I already lost about 20 pounds). In a few years time, I hope to be a doctor. I am currently a CNA and I volunteer at Backus Hospital regularly. I like to think that I am friendly and mature. And I love to talk xD Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:34:29 EST Fitness Magazine Media Request for NYC/Tri-state! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x52730436 Greetings, Spark Connecticut! <BR> <BR> My name is Terri and I work for SparkPeople in the Public Relations dept. We just received a request today from Fitness magazine that I would like to bring to your attention. Do you or someone you know fit this criteria? If so, please contact me (SPTerriV)! Here is the request: <BR> <BR> The FITNESS feature is about women who met someone significant in their lives through a fitness activity or sport. A best friend, a mentor, a business partner. (We... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:46:56 EST dog walking group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x52580099 Hello! Any one in eastern ct know of a group that walks their dogs together? Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:33:48 EST Soutbury CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x52438604 Hi Fellow Ct Sparks, <BR> I just signed up yesterday. I am very excited about this program. Looking forward to spending time on this forum. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 07:04:34 EST Hello all its my time and I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x51876194 Tried weight watchers and was uninspired. I found this site through a patient and I thought why not! I initially wanted the weight off for a family trip but have realized, I want this weight off for life. I don't want lose it, I want to get rid of it and never see it again. So now my time begins! Have a great day everyone:) Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:27:01 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x51607076 Hi my name is Barbara, I am trying to lose weight for a healthier lifestyle, and drop my medications. My son is worried about me and bought a fitbit one for me for xmas. While I'm wintering in Florida I need to drop some weight or he won't talk to me for 6 months when I get back. So my challenge is on starting Wed, Jan 16th. <em>306</em> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:49:50 EST vivie57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x51496305 Hi I am a Life Time Weight Watcher's Member starting back on my weight loss journey who gained some of the weight back [10} LBS and want to get back to goal weight. I been on ww for 4 years now. I will be 56 in a few days and I have a knee replacemnet surgey 1 year ago. I work out when I am not in pain and try to get up and walk when I can. I work with special Ed preschool kids and I need lots of pep. I would loved to chat with a 50 plus person on WW who has same issues as me. I also coming... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 05:53:28 EST what r you looking forawrd to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x51191401 what are you looking forward to most this holiday season? Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:25:49 EST favorite recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x51104474 why dont we all share our favorite healthy dish. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 00:02:36 EST favorite exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x51052777 whats your favorite type of exercise or thing to do in order to burn off calories? also whats one thing you never thought you would try to do to burn calories but tried and loved it? Sun, 2 Dec 2012 09:57:21 EST thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x50980435 Just wondering how everyones thanksgiving was? do anything special? have lots of family/friends over or no family/friends over? Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:49:00 EST new Vegan on here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x50737449 Greeting everyone just introducing myself on here....looking to tone and loose more weight...I'm vegan and I can also share tips for people wanting to go vegan on every budget....My profile shows more...Be well everyone Wed, 7 Nov 2012 22:52:41 EST returning finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x50439555 Hi guys, its been awhile but I;m finally back. my older username was smilelyjess1985. I had joined babyfit (which is for pregnant or nursing mothers) but their teams and messages boards are very very inactive and not nearly as supportive as the people on sparkpeople. <BR> so for those who do not know/remember me, my name is Jessica, i live in windham county and i now have two lil boys one is 2 years old the other is almsot 2 months old. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 01:35:35 EST Hartford Marathon today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x50367309 Today's the hartford marathon! I'm heading there for the 5k and the kids races. Anyone else from CT going? Sat, 13 Oct 2012 05:20:40 EST Any parents of ADHD or SPD children out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x50099449 Hi there, <BR> I know there's a an actual team for parents of special needs/adhd/spd team, but I was looking for something more local. For those of us who experience the highs and lows of parenting a child with adhd or sensory processing issues, we all know how easy it is to feel extremely isolated. Please feel free to say "hello" or private message me-- I have a beautiful, spirited, spazzy, jazzy, loving, sensitive, animated, quick witted little girl who will be 5 in December:) Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:05:57 EST I need a fitness buddy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x49991721 Anyone in the Farmington ct area Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:07:33 EST New here =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49980628 The names Stephanie, ive been starting to get annoyed with my weight and even more how unhealthy i am so ive started to eat healthier and exercise more. i only started maybe a week and a half ago and have lost 4 lbs since then. Im in southeastern CT, if anyone in the area goes out jogging id love someone to jog with, the issue im having is working out alone is getting very boring. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:08:00 EST Hi, group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49908417 Well, this is awkward.... So, I'd really like to meet my goal weight. That's 35 pounds. Read about Spark People, am hoping being in touch with people who have similar goals will help. How are you all doing? <BR> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:05:39 EST New from Southeastern CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49756458 Hi All, <BR> My name is Rachel and I'm new to the site. My mother joined a few months back and has had great success, so I thought I'd try here to add some more motivation to my daily life. <BR> <BR> I had been a member of weight watchers the last several years but in the past year have fallen off the wagon with their program. I just wasn't feeling as driven anymore. I have lost around 60lbs. and I have another 50 or so to go to get to my goal weight, but I'm very proud of my successes so fa... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:51:44 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49652748 Hi, my name is Nicole. I just joined the site after using the recipes and calorie calculator for the last year. I'm currently on the road to losing weight after having a baby at the end of 2010. <BR> I'm hoping to find some motivation from other fellow CTers. <BR> <BR> I am also currently trying to find a new gym partner as mine went off to grad school, and now I lack a bit of the motivation I had before. <BR> <BR> I have a long road ahead of me, but I'm determined to get back into shape. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:02:21 EST Newbie to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49443252 Hi, I'm new to this site and am going to attempt living a more healthy lifestyle. Weight loss is my first goal and then I'll start to increase my exercise plan (none so far) by walking. When I tracked my first day of food intake I can't believe how many calories I was above the top range. Wish me luck. Any favorite strategies will be gladly accepted! Have a great day. Peace & Blessings! Susie Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:28:12 EST Determined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49251365 Hello Sparkers! I'm finally getting it together after all this time. I choose to live and do better. I am getting serious about my weight lost and my health. One day and step at a time. I will get this done! With God all things are possible.... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 01:47:28 EST New Playgroup /Support Group for Spirited Kids:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x49238619 Hi All, <BR> Just a heads up: I've started a new group on MeetUp for spirited kids and their caregivers in CT. If you're not familiar with the book "Raising Your Spirited Child", here's the definition from the back of the book: "The spirited child- often called "difficult" or "strong willed"- possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more"- by temperment, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persisten... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:07:49 EST New to this site and love it and love CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49211193 HI everyone had to join the ct team I'm from Danbury, and love how many of you there are just like me. I'm going to need help on this journey but I will succeed and it will be my lifetime goal for the rest of my life. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:12:47 EST New in Newtown. :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49204891 Just started a 2 week, 1,000 calorie low fat diet in preparation for VSG. Excited and hopeful. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:16:18 EST Hi, Don Lombardi here in Danbury, CT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49199883 Does anyone have any information regarding pain relief from Fibromyalgia? A dear friend is suffering terribly with pain and migraine headaches, and I have nothing to help her...any help better than nothing. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 19:32:31 EST New from Bridgeport but going to school at CCSU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x49187474 With a new year starting and me graduating soon , I want to start my adult life out of college on a good foot. I'm two-three semesters away from graduating and have health and fitness in mind. Im 288 currently and have no real goal when it comes to weight loss I just want to be healthier and care about the weight loss second. If anyone is going to CCSU next sem and needs a gym buddy or something , I wouldnt mind meeting up! Either way hi, and thanks for the acceptance to this community, hopef... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:21:28 EST Looking for Gym partner/ 90-day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x49146564 Hi im Liz I go to Blast fitness in Middlebury and was wondering if someone wanted to join me !! Besides going to the gym, I just found out about a 90-Day Challenge that I am starting!! My Goal is to lose 30-45 pounds!! Join me in the challenge!! You have to hear about this!! 203 510-3257 Im having a challenge party at my house in Naugatuck on Sat. July 28th 11am . Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:57:17 EST New in New Hartford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48917159 Hi everyone. My name is Nikki and I live in New Hartford. I am looking forward to connecting with people here! Have a great day everyone! It is beautiful outside and I am looking forward to enjoying the sunshine. <em>213</em> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:04:17 EST I am looking forward to meeting all of you :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48572561 I am looking forward to meeting all of you and giving as much encouragment as I receive. I am 57 yrs old and more than ever need to take control of myself. I can't do it alone and I am asking for your help. I need to lose at least 50 pounds and today is the day to begin my journey. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 06:36:31 EST marcia qeene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48484769 i want to come down to 185 lbs by the yrs 2013 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:57:27 EST New to team from North Haven http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48447405 Hi - I am rejoining spark after a 2 year absence and am new to this team. I have a need to lose the 35-40# I regained after returning to poor eating habits. Have been trying to do it alone, but have been unsuccessful and feel that I need support and accountability (not an easy thing to admit). Perhaps interacting with like-minded individuals in similar circumstances will help be achieve my goals. <BR> Sat, 9 Jun 2012 13:13:09 EST Hello from Thompson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48407519 I am new to Sparkpeop;e and Live in Thompson. I am a Mother to 7 (from a combined family). My husband is newly retired from the Navy. I work full time. I love to sing, pay drums, I'm in a band, I sew, read, love movies, love the ocean, and photography. I am involved with Relay For Life here in Woodstock, Ct. If you live in my area, maybe we can be supportive of each other with weight loss. My children range in age from 4 years old to 19 years old. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 19:53:33 EST New from Norwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48405482 I am 32 years old and I have 5 yr old twin boys! They keep me pretty busy, but now I am trying to get ME back! I am hoping to find someone close to my area to help me stay on track and willing to go walking/jogging with me as well. I belong to World Gym in Norwich as well. If anyone is from this area please give me a holler. Thanks and good luck everyone :) Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:33:03 EST Newbie from Milford CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48352875 Hi all. I started on WW about 6 weeks ago. Have had some progress...but would like to stay consistent. I've been away on and off for the last several weeks. I'm away again...won't return home until the 12th of June. It's been a struggles staying OP....and even harder tracking. I can track, it's just hard right now since meals aren't consistent. Long story! <BR> Am looking for support and if anyone in my area is looking for a walking partner let me know. Having a walking partner woul... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 10:55:33 EST my journey123 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48331361 Hi i'm ,new I would like to join this group I am 60+ and trying very hard to lose 65lb. Since I started I have lost 14lbs but still have a long way to go. <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 19:42:32 EST my journey123 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48331352 Hi i'm ,new I would like to join this group I am 60+ and trying very hard to lose 65lb. Since I started I have lost 14lbs but still have a long way to go. <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 19:42:30 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48324297 Hi my name is Danielle <BR> Came to this site to start my diet plan of a high calorie diet i am trying to gain some weight <BR> i am open to meeting new friends as well! Fri, 1 Jun 2012 10:07:18 EST Ready for Forever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48220834 Hi. I am Katie and I am about to turn 22 years old (on Sunday). I am also about to move out on my own for the first time ever; next Friday. I am 5'3" tall and I currently weight about 200 pounds (almost there). I am looking to lose 80 pounds in the next 6 months to a year. I am looking for all the support I can get as I start this journey for forever. I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know as many people as possible. Stay Strong. <BR> <BR> Katie Fri, 25 May 2012 01:34:19 EST Lincoln Sculptures East Hartford Riverside Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x48150816 Even though many would say it is wonderful weather, I'm going to bail on the walk today. I'm not a fan of hot weather even though it will be cooler under the shade of the trees and there usually is a nice breeze along the river. <BR> Here's a re-posting the schedule created by IAMAGEMLOVER. <BR> <BR> May 20 Lincoln Sculptures East Hartford Riverside Park: Boat launch 2 pm. Nice level walk. <BR> <BR> June 3 Elizabeth Park Hartford (may do 1pm with BYO picnic lunch first) <BR> <BR> June 9 ... Sun, 20 May 2012 10:24:38 EST Mom of "spirited" daughter, saying hello:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48127498 Hi everyone! <BR> This is my second "go round" with Spark, fell off the map when we moved from Cali to CT in Nov. 2010. After losing about 20 pounds in Cali, I have gained it back plus 5 (yay). <BR> <BR> I am 36; have a 4 year old daughter who is kookier than any child in my charge during my 14 years as a nanny; hubby & I have been happily together since '94 and happily married since 2002. He trains in MMA and is doing the "modified caveman" plan:) with much success (as usual) and I am t... Fri, 18 May 2012 13:18:28 EST hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48071808 hey guys! i'm not really sure what to say here. But i'm new to the website, and im kinda still trying to work my way around it. I'm young, but i dont look or feel how i should at my age, so this is my first step to getting healthy and on the right track with my weight! I'm really excited about this, and i hope it gives me the motivation to do what i have to do! I hope its a great experiance and i can learn from some really great people! :) Tue, 15 May 2012 00:45:46 EST hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x48071803 hey guys! i'm not really sure what to say here. But i'm new to the website, and im kinda still trying to work my way around it. I'm young, but i dont look or feel how i should at my age, so this is my first step to getting healthy and on the right track with my weight! I'm really excited about this, and i hope it gives me the motivation to do what i have to do! I hope its a great experiance and i can learn from some really great people! :) Tue, 15 May 2012 00:45:45 EST Lincoln Sculptures Hartford Riverside Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x47935997 I'll be at the boat house at 2pm. <BR> <BR> Thanks to IAMAGEMLOVER's schedule, it is giving me the perfect excuse to to get up can get moving. Besides it is a nice day to get out and soak up some Vitamin D Sun, 6 May 2012 09:24:50 EST Colchester area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x47914644 Wondering if anyone is in the Colchester area and what you like to do for exercise <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> -Danika Fri, 4 May 2012 16:56:38 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x47907386 Hello Everyone! I'm a wanna-be-runner....or make that a wanna-be-walker-someday runner. <BR> <BR> I live in CT, and I hope to learn what you all are doing and where you are going to make your fitness goals a reality. <BR> <BR> I'm a married, 41yr old, mom of 5, looking to lose 54lbs and gain some serious energy!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm a Vegan who focuses on Nutrient Dense Foods (lots of fruits and veggies, and small amounts of nuts and seeds) for better health and increased energy. I've lost 6l... Fri, 4 May 2012 08:27:58 EST Hello CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x47893296 Step by step, mile by mile , pound by pound, I am getting to my goal. <BR> A huge stumbling block with my gym,LA Fitness in south Windsor and in dire need of help. I have been unable to make my gym time this week due to this major problem and seem to get the run around from everyone. Please help!!!!! Thu, 3 May 2012 11:17:03 EST New Milford Twilight Run 5K - June 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x47722534 Hi, everybody! I've signed up for my second ever 5K, but the first one I plan to actually RUN and not walk in...details below! <BR> <BR> http://www.breakawaysportseventmanagemen<BR>t.com/twilightrun/ <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:06:34 EST APRIL 2nd - 8th 2012 CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x47383819 We've all heard the phrase "April Showers bring May Flowers," right? Take this as an analogy for your own personal transformation into the new you! So, with that in mind, I want you to do the following: <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>184</em> <em>67</em> <em>184</em> <em>67</em> <em>184</em> <em>67</em> <em>184</em> <em>67</em> <em>184</em> <BR> 1. Take three measurements: weight, hip size, pant size, time it takes to run a mile...anything! Take them! <BR> <BR> 2. What do you wan... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:47:22 EST A Better Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x47295889 Hi! I love this site. Wish I could remember how I came upon it. LOL! I knew it would work for me due to my past experience w/the wii fitness workouts using schedules, journaling and feedback to monitor progress. It really kept me on track. But w/this, I can take it and my workouts ANYWHERE! I shared this w/everyone I knew, b/c everyone could use a little improvement in balancing their lives. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:45:25 EST Hello CT Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x47252130 Sam from Hartford County here. Just moved back to CT from FL after college and can't wait to get in shape with my people. Sun, 25 Mar 2012 09:46:42 EST Would like to lose 20... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x47204771 Hi! I live in New London County, have been battling at least 20 (if not more!) pounds for a long time. I've tried all kinds of weight loss programs and tricks.... finally did it on Weight Watchers... became a lifetime member and worked for them... until I went above my goal weight. I just found Sparkpeople in a google search... looks interesting and fun. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:37:13 EST Decorate for Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x47175113 <em>451</em> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:07:39 EST Name a tune http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x47161354 Name a song that was popular the year that you were born. <BR> <BR> <BR> We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and his Comets <BR> <BR> (hint ask.com) Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:49:54 EST Did you track your food today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x47126515 Did you track you food today using the food tracker? Give yourself a star(under seasonal) <BR> Were you within goal? Give yourself a high five(under other) Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:52:37 EST New guy here help me understand more please... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x47096656 Hello Everyone my name is greg i am 23 years old 5 Foot 5 , I started my own personal weight loss goal on my birthday November 1st , Of 2011 At the time i was at my all time high of 200lbs , and i was not happy with it. I do logging for a living, so physical work all day long all week long just was not enough to keep up with my unhealthy lifestyle of coming home from work and snacking away eating big meals filled with lots of unhealthy choices. Since then i started doing P90x I went out and ... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:34:12 EST day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x47068682 Hi I just signed up again today with spark and it is going to be the first day for my life style change. I want to get healthy and feel good about myself. I want to lose weight but most important get in control of my own actions so that I can make the best choices that I can for myself. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 05:44:44 EST Food for thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x47055231 With Regret <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Whitney Houston's death, while a sad thing, was the direct result of very unwise life choices. It dominates the news. <BR> <BR> Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious. <BR> <BR> Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a celebrity drug addict and thief. <BR> <BR> Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian’s stupid wedding [and... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:20:28 EST April 15th sign up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x47023239 If you are going to walk on the 15th please respond to this thread. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> We will meet at 2 pm Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:00:04 EST 90 days ago........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x47002610 Ninety days ago today I joined SP. I believe that was the best thing I ever did for myself. I am not the same person I was when I joined. I blogged about my journey today on my spark page. I invite you to read my blog and to leave a comment If you have been a member for longer, did these changes happen to you, did you feel this way. If you haven't been here for 90 days yet, watch to see if you notice any of these changes happening to you. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:08:40 EST Just joined and Stoked!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46963728 Hey everyone! I just joined and I am so stoked to be here, and ready to be healthy again! Im 26 and I want to lose 45 pounds, so I will need TONS of motivation!!!! Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:59:11 EST Twilight Run in Groton and other CT 5ks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46953725 Hey Everyone ~ <BR> <BR> I recently decided I needed to get my butt back in running shape and signed up to do the Twilight Run in Groton (Bluff Point Park) on June 1st. It's a little longer than 5k: the short course is 3.6 miles and the long course is a little over 7. Is anyone else from SP doing this run? <BR> <BR> Also, I'm trying to find other 5ks in CT this summer. Any ideas? I'm in Griswold so eastern or middle CT would be awesome :) Wed, 7 Mar 2012 11:49:49 EST New from Waterford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46908529 Hey Everyone. <BR> Wanted to say hello. I live in Waterford. Just started sparkpeople and hope to find encouragement and to give encouragement. Need to lose 20 pounds by June but I have a stubborn thyroid conditons that hinders my success but I don't give up, hoping one day it will all come together. Wish me luck!! Mon, 5 Mar 2012 00:14:29 EST A Joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46896233 A BLONDE JOKE THAT YOU'VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE <BR> <BR> After becoming very frustrated with the attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the <BR> young blonde declared, 'Well, then maybe I'll just go out and catch my own <BR> alligator and get a pair of alligator shoes for free!' <BR> <BR> The shopkeeper replied with a sly smile, 'Well, little lady, why don't you go <BR> give it a try?' <BR> <BR> The blonde headed off to the swamp, determined to catch an alligator. <BR> Later in the day... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 10:41:18 EST Reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46843569 Don't forget. The money jar challenge and the pledge minutes starts today. Post initially today and then how every often you want. Daily--bi-weekly--weekly. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:20:05 EST Another Death in the Music World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46832648 Davey Jones of the Monkees has died of an apparent heartattack at the age of 66. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:54:39 EST New to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46818111 Just joined spark today - I have to say that I have been in a rut for months now. I would like to know if anyone has some words of encouragement. I am my own worst enemy and even though I am so sick of myself I struggle with motivation. Maybe I am afraid of failure again - I know what I need to do it is doing it and sticking with it. I am even a member of curves for 3 months now but everyday I drive past the exit and go home. Anyone been there? What helped you? Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:31:58 EST Dailly check in 2/27 Last one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46790113 Good morning CT sparkers. I just happened to catch the weather last night and today will be the last <em>67</em> mild day for awhile in CT. Get out there and enjoy it. <BR> <BR> This will be the last daily check in. I have 2 other teams that I lead where I do the daily check ins. I get a big response from those teams and feel that I owe them the time and thought that goes into them. I do not get the response from this team, except from a few members and the same members. Everyone wan... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:54:39 EST Warrior Dash in Thompson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46781534 A member of the team has posted that there will be a Warrior Dash in CT. I did a google search and found out that it will be in Thompson on June 9 at the Speedway. It cost $65.00 to enter. <BR> <BR> I found information where they are looking for volunteers. I copies the page. This is it below. <BR> <BR> Volunteer <BR> <BR> With the Warrior Dash season in full swing, Warriors around the nation are either preparing for battle or proudly wearing their fuzzy helmets throughout the office. ... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 18:25:49 EST Warrior Dash in CT June 9, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46780290 Hello, <BR> I was just wondering if anyone was thinking about doing the Warrior Dash on June 9th? I'm thinking about doing it and was just wondering if any fellow sparkers were going to be there. I also just looked it up and there's a 2nd one in CT this year! The other is on September 22nd! Sun, 26 Feb 2012 17:13:42 EST What spark level are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46776401 10 Sun, 26 Feb 2012 12:26:57 EST Dailly check in 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46773997 Good morning CT sparkers. I see Mrs. sun out today. She was out yesterday, but it was soooo windy. <BR> <BR> Today's question is are you doing outdoor activity today? <BR> <BR> I am going for a walk. Sun, 26 Feb 2012 09:35:55 EST Last absolute second get together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46758192 Hey Naugatuck Valley People- <BR> I am thinking about hitting Hop Brook after I finish up some work at about 3pm. Anyone want to join me for a walk around the lake?! Sat, 25 Feb 2012 08:11:51 EST Dailly check in 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46758003 Good morning team. <BR> <BR> Your question for today is Again what do you want out of this team? I posted a sticky topic for suggestions. There are 6 replies. I can't come up with ideas on my own. I am co leading the team I am not a dictator. If I don't get suggestions, the team will end up going no where again. We have the walk on April 1 I have actually 2 signed up. It is up to you. I am putting alot of effort into this. I know there are regulars that are on here Thank you for r... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:51:40 EST Men??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46748868 Woman has Man in it; <BR> <BR> Mrs. has Mr. in it; <BR> <BR> Female has Male in it; <BR> <BR> She has He in it; <BR> <BR> Madam has Adam in it; <BR> <BR> Okay, Okay, it all makes sense now... <BR> <BR> I never looked at it this way before: <BR> <BR> Ever notice how all of women's problems start with MEN? <BR> <BR> MENtal illness <BR> <BR> MENstrual cramps <BR> <BR> MENtal breakdown <BR> <BR> MENopause <BR> <BR> GUYnecologist <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> When we have ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:18:25 EST Dailly check in 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46743297 Good morning team. I have so much to tell. I am going to have to stop sparking so much and start paying attention to what is happening in my state. I received a phone call from my mother yesterday. She asked me if I could hear all the police action at the Hospital for Special Care from my house. My answer was what action, I didn't hear anything. There was a work related shooting. Some guy was disciplined by his supervisors and shot them. Two people were severely injured 1 shot in the ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:40:26 EST Vegas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46729464 We are going to Las Vegas Name items that you will need to pack A-Z Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:53:12 EST Dailly check in 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46726177 Hi everyone. I hear that we are in for some colder weather. brrr. I knew it would happen. Once I got release from the Dr. to do whatever, the weather would turn colder where I wouldn't want to be out. SIGH <BR> <BR> The question of the day is name 3 positive attributes you have that you want to share with the team. <BR> <BR> I am loyal. <BR> <BR> I take responsibility very seriously <BR> <BR> I am a kind giving person. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:41:23 EST New Here from Woodstock http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46710981 Hello .... <BR> I found Spark about a week ago and am loving it. Down 2 lbs so far. <BR> I love to take my dog to the Thompson Dam where i walk around and he smells and pees on everything....lol Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:45:55 EST Dailly check in 2/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46709604 Hi everyone. Happy Ash Wednesday. It is also hump day. I see the sun today. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today's question is Are you getting ashes? If you are catholic are you giving anything up for lent? <BR> <BR> I don't get ashes. I usually give up soda for lent, but since I have already banished that from my diet, I don't have anything else to give up. I have the eating thing down pretty good, it is the exercising that I am having a real big problem with. I am lazy I guess. I can't... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:41:13 EST Dailly check in 2/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46691792 Good morning CT. Where did the sun go. It was out there a few minutes ago. I saw it, I really did. Well maybe it forgot to put it's shoes on and had to go get them on. Maybe it will come back out, hopefully. <BR> <BR> The question for today is: if you could made a change to SP what would it be? This was asked on another team and almost everyone gave the same answer. I want to see what happens so I am not going to answer this one until the end. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:19:41 EST Daily check in 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46670957 Good morning team. It is 5:20 Monday morning. I woke myself up because it was time for my medicine I guess so I might as well get started on my day. <BR> <BR> Today's question is Do you get the Monday blues? If so, what do you do to get rid of them? <BR> <BR> I am disabled and don't work. Monday's don't affect me as I don't have to return to work after a weekend. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 05:24:23 EST Either Or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46664384 The person who post before you will leave two options. You will pick the option that you like better. After picking you option, leave two different options for the next person. <BR> <BR> fishing or camping Sun, 19 Feb 2012 18:11:11 EST will not be as active for awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46662630 just figured id let everyone know i will not be around as much as in the past, first off found out we will be having baby number two and then the next day was fired from my job. so my main focus is gonna be on baby number two and finding a new job <BR> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 15:57:18 EST Daily check in 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46659215 Well it is another sunny day. I am seeing a few new names on the message boards. That is good. Hope to see more. <BR> <BR> The question for today is: Do you do big Sunday family meals? <BR> <BR> My family doesn't do this anymore. I miss it. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:28:04 EST Daily check in 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46642249 Saturday has arrived!!!!! It is nice and sunny outside. It is 35 outside right now at 8:11 but will climb into or near 50. What are you going to do with this day? <BR> <BR> Waste it. I have not been cleared to be out yet. <em>46</em> My cough medicine has to be taken until gone and I have been put on a lower dosage of the other junk I was on. I go back to the Dr. on Wednesday. Next year I am getting the pneumonia shot. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 08:13:59 EST April 1 walk ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46632081 Hi I thought this sounded interesting for the April 1 walk. It is in the southeast corner of CT. The other one I was considering is Walnut Hill Park in New Britain, CT They have a track there, I am not sure how long it is, I would guess a mile. They have a playground for children and open fields for games, frisbee, etc. Let me know your thoughts. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Rhododendron Sanctuary Trail <BR> <BR> The Rhododendron Sanctuary is one of the most uniquely beautiful places in all ... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:30:32 EST Daily check in 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46627886 Wow it is going onto 9am. I slept late today. I have a busy busy day ahead. I am going to make the Slow Cooker Chicken Stew. I made the Tuna Casserole last night. I forgot I don't like tuna fish without gobs of mayonnaise. Oh well, it was good, just had to choke down the tuna. Lesson 1 I don't like tuna. I have a Dr. appointment to see if the pneumonia is clearing up and if I can go off the meds. <BR> <BR> Today's question is: Plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> My plans depend on wh... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:54:12 EST It is good to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46621506 Hello Everyone! <BR> My name is Jenn and I have come to site to get assistance with staying on the right track with eating the right foods, it is easier said than done. I plan on taking one day at a time and hopefully those days will keep adding up :) <BR> <BR> While my husband was overseas with the Military I have gained weight - most likely from stress and eating because I was bored. Now that he is back, it's time to shed the weight back off. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:02:56 EST Post an AWESOME if you exercised today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x46610660 This will start today and will be ongoing. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:29:14 EST Pledge your March minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x46610645 This is how it works. March has 31 days in it. How many minutes do you exercise a day? Multiply that by how many days you will workout in March. That will be the total number of minutes you will pledge for the month of March. Again this will start the first day of March. <BR> <BR> COPY AND PASTE IF YOU WISH!!! <BR> <BR> Pledged minutes: <BR> <BR> <BR> 3/1 <BR> 3/2 <BR> 3/3 <BR> 3/4--off <BR> 3/5 <BR> 3/6 <BR> 3/7 <BR> 3/8 <BR> 3/9 <BR> 3/10 <BR> 3/11--off <BR> 3/12 <BR> 3/13 <BR> 3/1... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:27:13 EST How many points to next level--level? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46609302 218 level10 Thu, 16 Feb 2012 02:10:52 EST Daily check in 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46609251 Good morning CT. <BR> <BR> This has been a very mild winter. What have you been doing for exercise? Have you taken advantage of the mild weather? Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:57:40 EST March Money Jar Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x46601908 This is how the challenge will work. This challenge will not start until the first of March. This is the posting I will be doing in the teams I am on where the challenge is now running. <BR> <BR> <BR> Points for February 15th 611 <BR> <BR> Points for February 2471 <BR> <BR> Points carried over from January 380 <BR> <BR> $28.51 in my savings jar for February <BR> <BR> If you are interested in doing a challenge like this, let me know. If not let me know that too. I will come up with s... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:00:40 EST The Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46595937 I purchased The Spark on Amazon a few days ago and received it in the mail today. Good timing. Being sick I can curl up in bed and read it. I will let you know what I think about it. Has anyone else read it already? I purchased the cookbook and love it. I just had my chore guy go out and purchase some groceries for me. I am going to make Slow Cooker Chicken Stew tomorrow. For dinner tonight it is going to be the Tuna Casserole. I think I can get back into this cooking thing. I stopp... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:29:29 EST "A" list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46586295 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE (anyone you want) answer starting with the letter given. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy from the ... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:43:29 EST Change one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46584988 <em>488</em> <em>237</em> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:02:30 EST Daily check in 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46577598 Happy Valentine's Day team: <BR> <BR> April 1 will be the first meet and walk. This team is a large team, so where is everyone. I can't bring it back to life by myself. I am going to check out 3 or 4 different places. Everyone is at different fitness levels so I have to take all that into consideration. I don't want something that is too strenuous but something that will get the heart pumping. That is why I am saying April. <BR> <BR> I am trying to find a lake or beach that allows you... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:56:48 EST Healthy Reflecti ns--Last one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46577020 For sound sleep, no pillow is as soft as a clean conscience. <BR> <BR> - Anonymous <BR> <BR> Are you getting the best night's sleep possible? <BR> <BR> Many people have difficulty getting a good night's rest. Sleep plays a crucial role in your health and well-being. Often we lose sleep because our minds are preoccupied with going over the day's events or planning for future ones. If you have problems sleeping, try creating a journal. Write out your worries and fears about what is happening... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:01:03 EST Healthy Reflections 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46563714 <BR> The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good. <BR> <BR> - Ann Landers <BR> <BR> Magnifying small sacrifices <BR> <BR> How do you treat people who cannot (or choose not to) repay you for the good things that you have done for them? Do you hold a grudge, speak ill of them, or constantly keep score? Think about a homeless man in need of a hot meal, the elderly woman who cannot open the door by herself at the store, or a lost child. Probably none of... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:27:08 EST FYI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46563593 Thee was a huge debate in one of my other teams. What counts towards your water goal? <BR> <BR> I ended up in the ER with a high fever. I posed this question to the ER Dr. This is his response paraphrased. <BR> <BR> Water counts as water. <BR> Diet soda under no circumstance counts as water. Diet soda should not even be in anyone's diet. If you do drink soda it should be no more than once a week. <BR> Coffee and tea do not count as water, even if they are decaffeinated. No more than 1... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:20:34 EST Heart Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x46563459 February is heart month. Post something red. This challenge will run until the end of February. It will close midnight February 29,2012 Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:11:21 EST Daily check in Monday 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46558860 Good morning everyone. It is still dark out. I think it is morning. I can't sleep, just keep coughing and coughing. I might as well be up and be productive. <BR> <BR> Today's question is: What town are you from? This will give me an idea of where to hold meet ups and such. <BR> <BR> ****Please let's see some suggestions. Where would you like to hike? I am not a hiker so the only trail I know of is the reservoir. What about Lake Compounce? The beaches during the summer? Mon, 13 Feb 2012 05:27:55 EST February birthday, anniversary or sparkaversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46553396 If you are having a birthday, anniversary or a sparkaversary this month, please note it next to the date. Copy and paste the month and post. <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 <BR> 15 <BR> 16 <BR> 17 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 <BR> 20 <BR> 21 <BR> 22 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 <BR> 25 <BR> 26 <BR> 27 <BR> 28 <BR> 29 Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:38:15 EST February- --March31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x46544310 This challenge will run until the end of March. <BR> <BR> Eat three servings of fruit/vegetables a day. At the end of the day, or next morning post what you ate for your servings. Members with a perfect attendance will get a spark goodie. <BR> <BR> There are reasons behind this challenge. f/v are good for you. I want to get this team active again. Leah is very busy and didn't have all day to sit home on the computer thinking of things for the team, I do. CT is one of the unhealthiest ... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 08:20:08 EST Daily check in Sunday 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46541943 Good morning team. <BR> <BR> Sunday is going to be quiet for me. I still don't feel good. I am still coughing, have the fever and my throat still hurts. I think another day in the house is called for. If this fever doesn't break today I will call the Dr. This is the 3rd day in a row with over 101 fever. I need to get to the grocery store. That is my Sunday in a nutshell. <BR> <BR> What does your Sunday look like. I hope it is a lot more exciting than mine. Let's hear what you are d... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 00:15:36 EST Whitney Houston dead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46540656 Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48 Police are not releasing the cause of death. What songs did you like? Did you see any of her movies. Do you think the Grammy's should still go on? Share your thoughts. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 22:25:04 EST Just for fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46536306 (Cheerfully cribbed -- er, BORROWED -- from another team) <BR> <BR> What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August--------I had lunch with <BR> September----I danced with <BR> October-------I sang to <BR> November-----I yelled at <BR> Dece... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 16:23:41 EST Yum or Yuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46530842 Ok the post before you will leave a food or an activity and you respond with yum or yuck. Then you leave a food or activity for the next person. I will go first. <BR> <BR> strawberries <BR> <BR> yum <BR> <BR> grapes your turn Sat, 11 Feb 2012 09:48:08 EST Total points today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46530789 4/5 Sat, 11 Feb 2012 09:44:41 EST Healthy Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46530491 This is the Healthy Reflection for today. What does it mean to you. Share your views. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is the path of least resistance that makes rivers and men crooked. <BR> <BR> - B.J. Palmer, father of chiropractic <BR> <BR> <BR> Struggling to find your voice <BR> <BR> In the face of conflict we might be tempted to just go with the flow and not make waves. The path of least resistance is saying "yes" when you want to say "no" and that road is always paved with regrets and mist... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 09:25:41 EST What do you want out of this team Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46529821 Please post suggestions on this thread. This is your team. What do you want. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 08:34:33 EST Let's start this anew Daily check-in 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46529302 Hi team <BR> <BR> I offered to co-lead the team with Leah. Being a college student is demanding enough. I am disabled and have plenty of time to devote to the team. <BR> <BR> I am going to start a thread for suggestions. I know that this is something that Leah has been wanting to do. Please feel free to suggest what you would like this team to do. This is your team. I have a few suggestions that I would like your input on. 1. from what I understand ING is having a marathon in October... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 07:40:42 EST joined gym and walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46522339 The weather has been so nice that I've been walking 3xweek for a couple months. I just joined a gym this week. I have equipment at home but never use it. Hopefully going to the gym will work. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:44:06 EST Stage 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46500456 <em>244</em> This week is full of good news. I never started a post so often as this week. I have been on SP 60 days today and I entered stage 3 today. What a week. Thu, 9 Feb 2012 10:38:06 EST From Montville, CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46484812 Hi I'm from Oakdale, CT - part of Montville. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:17:38 EST Went to the Gym! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46484727 Went to the gym for the first time in many years. <BR> I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and the 30 min. strenght training circuit. <BR> So far a good day! Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:11:43 EST just checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46474280 Hi Everyone! so glad I found this site. This is all new to me. My name is Lori and I have a son Devin he is 11. I live in the Bristol Area and if I can ask does the Ct team ever meet up and where would i find that info? <em>40</em> Tue, 7 Feb 2012 20:59:04 EST Looking for a local spark buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46470903 Hey everyone my name is Kaprice and I am from the <BR> New Haven area looking for anybody that would like to be buddies and possibly meet and work out together. If you're interested please leave a comment here or inbox me. Thanks! :D Tue, 7 Feb 2012 17:01:14 EST ING Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46470747 Registration opened for the ING Marathon for Oct 13, 2012. I ran the half marathon last year and it was quite the experience. I'm signed up again for this year. I know its early, but is anyone planning on running any of these races on the 13th? Tue, 7 Feb 2012 16:50:06 EST Plainfield CT...new to forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46447863 Hello all! Thought I would take a minute to say hello to everyone. My name is Kat (aka Midori Neko) and I a 32 year old mother of 2 and anime reviewer and podcast host. I live in Plainfield and I am just starting out my weight loss journey. I thought spark looked like a fun and easy way to motivate and I came across this team and thought it would be nice to connect with other CT people who are in the same boat. I am huge into anime, movies, video games and love to hike and read. When Im... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 11:57:59 EST I have to share this news http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46445402 I am so happy. I finally broke the curse. After 3 weeks at 178 I am now 176.6 lbs. I have lost 8" off my body since I joined on December 11, 2011 <BR> <BR> I also put it on the huddle wall, but my Mom turned 86 today. I am so proud to have such a wonderful mother. She had eye surgery on Thursday and it was a success. She can continue making her beautiful quilts. Happy Birthday Mom! Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:56:17 EST New Kid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46386671 Hey everyone, <BR> I'm Maureen (Reeny) and I just joined yesterday. A co-worker of mine has been using this site for a while and I figured I would give it a spin. <BR> I'm fresh out of college, a bookworm, equine enthusiast and avid Bruins fan. <BR> <BR> Come say hi! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 18:54:16 EST New to Spark People from Prospect CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46381005 Hi all <BR> <BR> My name is Mike and I am on day two and still navigating my way through the many resources here. <BR> <BR> I weighed in at 280 lbs- I have had Many injuries over the past 6 years preventing me from moving around or walking any measurable distance, and needless to say gained 80lbs over that time. <BR> <BR> I need to loose it for my overall health, self confidence, and so I can actually take my Dog jake on REAL WALK each day. <BR> <BR> I do have a memebership to Planet Fitn... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 12:24:29 EST Just bought today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46333243 I just bought a scale today. It not only shows your weight but you water weight and bmi and one other thing. So tomorrow I'll be able to post properly my weight and everything else. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:14:20 EST Meet and Greet Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46310599 I know that I was asked for my chili recipe and I'd love to have the hummus and cookie dough dip recipes. I thought we could share them here. As I'm looking at my recipes I see that the pumpking chili is, in fact, a spark recipe. Here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=424353 </link> <BR> <BR> I can tell you that I have altered this many times and it is never exactly the same twice, but today I followed the recipe to a "T". I drained and... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:38:54 EST Fun Quiz--I saw this on another team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46304693 This was posted on another team I am on. Don't cheat. Write your answers on a piece of paper and when done, scroll down to get your horoscope. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fun Quiz! <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a Chinese Feng Shui horoscope. <BR> If you are honest this tells the truth. <BR> Write your answers on paper. <BR> To find your Feng Shui horoscope scroll down. <BR> <BR> 1. Which is your favourite color: Red, Black, Blue, Green or Yellow? <BR> 2. Your first initial? <BR> 3. Your month of birth? <B... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 14:16:11 EST Hello from Seymour, CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46252514 I am new to this site and wanted to stop in and say hello. In reading the other posts I saw one person had her goals. I have made a goal to be able to run the Disney World half marathon. I have never run in my life and am not sure of the best way to get started. Any of you runners out there please send advice on a slow way to start. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:03:41 EST Diabetic Military Wife's First Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46240693 Hello everyone out there in the Spark People community! My name is Christal, and I am a 25 year old, diabetic military wife. I am working hard to lower my blood sugar, and get it to a healthy range and KEEP it there, while doing my best to also reach a healthy weight. This is the first time I've joined a community of others who have similar goals as I do, so I am looking forward to sharing my first experience with you all. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 19:37:38 EST Diabetic Military Wife's First Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46240224 Hello everyone out there in the Spark People community! My name is Christal, and I am a 25 year old, diabetic military wife. I am working hard to lower my blood sugar, and get it to a healthy range and KEEP it there, while doing my best to also reach a healthy weight. This is the first time I've joined a community of others who have similar goals as I do, so I am looking forward to sharing my first experience with you all. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 19:11:06 EST changing my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46154578 Hi! I'm Pam, fast approaching 40. For the first time in my life I feel the need to be healthier instead of skinnier. Of course I am here to lose weight, but it is for my health. I want the positive post-it notes I put all over the place become real feelings.. No more fake it til you make it.. I don't want to fake it anymore. I want to feel good about myself and really mean it. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 09:15:25 EST Hello! Just starting out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x46120287 Hi! I joined spark people a week and a half ago and I'm hooked!!!! My goal is to lose 35 lbs. I am turning thirty five this year, so 35 by 35 would be awesome!!!!! I am a stay at home mom of five children, two of which are home with me full time. The older three are in school, sports, music lessons, etc, etc!! I'm a pretty busy mommy and wife but I am determined to finally take the time for myself and do this once and for all!!!!!! I'm so happy to have found this website. I have been reading ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:11:21 EST notice for those who dont know about the meet and http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46115930 this post is for those of you who havent heard about the pot luck meet and greet that is planned for the end of the month. all are encourage to attend and children are welcome as well. the hall fits 136 and please remember to park past the basketball hoops. <BR> <BR> date: sunday Janurary 29th2012 <BR> time: 3pm <BR> location: windham center fire department <BR> 18 windham center road, windham ct 06280 <BR> <BR> please bring a dish to share sor far about 10-15 ppl are interested in showing ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 01:45:25 EST Snowing Outside-What Are Your Exercise Plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46083354 What does everyone here do for exercise when we have snow? (like today) <BR> I still don't have the appropriate workout clothes for walking outside in this freezing and snowy weather (you think I would after living in CT for sixteen years, lol) <BR> <BR> So, today, I'm walking on my treadmill. <BR> <BR> What exercise are you doing today? Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:25:39 EST lost 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x46057135 so my startgn weight is wrong really started at 186 but now im down to 168 yay Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:12:56 EST Looking for some new fitness pals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46051635 Hey gals I'm Manda I' m 21 and I'd LOVE to make some new friends that live by torrington to do yoga classes or zumba with me! Inbox me or respond here if any of you would be interested Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:26:18 EST RSVP for Pot Luck. DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS THREAD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x46003688 Hi all! Please follow the link and sign up! Thanks to Kristen282 for taking initiative and creating this GoogleDoc! <BR> <link>https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/<BR>ccc?key=0AvFv6h5OMzSydGlYNW4zeVBmWEtDW<BR>Wk4eHJUQV9KRHc#gid=0 </link> <BR> <BR> Thank you! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:11:14 EST Hi! I'm new to spark. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45975748 I'm Ru (short for Ruth). I'm new to Spark after struggling horribly with sugar over the holidays. I've always had a sweet tooth but found myself obsessing with the sweets in the house (usually I don't have have them here). I've now gotten rid of them all but am trying to decide if it's better to completely eliminate sweets from my diet, or as some recommend, allow myself a small treat regularly so as to not binge. There seems to be conflicting advice on this. So I'm wondering what has wo... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:30:24 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45957350 Hey guys my name is Manda and I am from Torrington would love to find someone to jog with in the spring to take zumba or yoga classes with :D Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:36:26 EST won a gym membership http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45952341 so today my local radio station was giving away a year membership to a local gym adn well i was the 8 o clock winner hopefully i make good use of this membership Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:00:00 EST hey, there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45901821 here in Branford, enjoying this unseasonal less weather...walking and bicycling...when it's cold I am lifting kettle bells or t-tapping. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:54:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45848076 I just wanted to say Hello to everyone here. I am a lifelong resident of CT. <BR> <BR> I signed up for this site a few months ago and never really got into it. I meant well but ....... <BR> <BR> I am back and ready to stick with it <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I have already found wonderful information and realized that the support here is wonderful! I think it is exactly what I need. Thu, 5 Jan 2012 20:10:40 EST Fitness Equipment Stores in Connecticut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45837833 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I know Dicks and Sports Authority, but are there any other good Fitness Stores that sell gear here in CT? I live in Torrington and our local place closed down recently. <BR> <BR> Thanks :) <BR> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 10:35:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45836084 Good morning and thank you so much for all your well wishes and support. I have been on many diet plans and programs with some success and some failures, but this is a new year, new time and new support team. I will keep in touch with you and I hope you will keep me inform and engaged as we take this journey together. <BR> <BR> Take care Thu, 5 Jan 2012 09:11:26 EST Where in CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45780681 Farmington! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 20:02:55 EST I can do this!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45734175 Hello everyone, my name is Chrissey and I have been trying to lose weight my goal is to lose 40lbs but I am working on small goals to reach my big goals, a friend told me about this site which she uses and has lost 60lbs!! I am so ready to do this i currently go to the gym 4 times a week, but not losing weight I am hoping that monitoring my food and fitness and weight and getting the support and reading the stories will help me succeed my goal <em>409</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 17:47:49 EST HELP!!!! Today is my birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45727654 It may seem very strange to people that although I do struggle with the holidays like most people, it is the week after Christmas that is like living in hell for me. <BR> <BR> Today is my ugh-birthday and I am getting up there. 50+ That bothers me but that's not half of it. I am sitting here and trying to figure out why do I feel like this. It seems that everything that happened bad in my life happened this week. My dad died 12/28/93. According to the catholic religion he should have be... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:36:13 EST Leaving with regret http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45696036 Hi members---I just didn't want to disappear without saying goodbye and thank you to all. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> but being on the site has done something to my computer. It is really slow now. I do have high speed internet and have called my provider. We have done several things to make sure it is not the service or the computer. We have determined that it is the site and I can't take the risk of something happening to the computer. I have posted 3 times to the site techinical help ... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:19:45 EST Jamie Here :) Born and Raised in CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45683670 Hey all. I'm a CT native who loves rock climbing, hiking, and I think I might really enjoy reading if I wasn't doing so much of it for school right now. I have a 20 month old daughter and love my husband. I'm seriously looking forward to getting to know other sparkers in the area! Wed, 28 Dec 2011 13:43:04 EST CT Sparkers Meet and Greet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x45558499 So I have been requested to see if people would like to participate in a Meet and Greet/Outing for CT Sparkers. Personally, I think this is a great idea! I would like to just see how others feel about it! <BR> <BR> 1. Would you like to meet? <BR> 2. When? <BR> 3. Where? (Keep in mind: somewhere centrally located and easy to access for people. Also keep in mind dietary restrictions for yourselves and others as well as cost!) <BR> 4. Fun ideas/activities! <BR> <BR> Let's hear it! Sun, 18 Dec 2011 09:09:49 EST December Challenge: Week Three 12/18 - 12/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x45558097 We are over half way there! It's not too late to jump on this challenge, as it is going to tie into next month's challenge. If you are already on board, amazing! If not, come on. What are you waiting for? The New Year? Why not go the extra mile and start your New Year Resolutions early? <BR> <BR> This brings me to this week's theme: Going the extra mile. Like we talked about last week, we only receive as much as we give. If we want to see results then we have to give it our all. <BR... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 08:31:47 EST Hello---I am the new kid/ on the block http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45497861 My long term goal is to weigh 115 pounds by 8/24/2012. I was dieting all the wrong way and ended up dehydrated. I was basically not eating. When I finally plateaued and stopped losing weight and was getting sick, I hit the internet and found this site. I am hoping to get the support and by charting my food learn to eat healthier. After losing only 10 pounds in 3 months after practically eating nothing I was ready to say forget it, it's not worth the bother. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:07:35 EST Ready to get into the best shape of my life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45496729 I've alway been an active guy, but around this time last year I started to see the scale tip towards 200lbs, and at 5'9", that's not where I wanted to be. I made 2011 the year of change for me, and committed to P90X, which I completed in April of this year. I initially lost over 20lbs, but I found myself struggling to keep focused and sticking to a routine once finished with the program, so I trained for a half marathon. I finished my 1st half in Portland ME this past October and hit all my g... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:32:02 EST Cycling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45479216 hello CT team, <BR> my name is Paul, and I am looking for spark members who are cyclers. <BR> I would eventually love to get a team of people together for rides. <BR> Anyone interested, please let me know. <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Paul Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:52:06 EST December Challenge: 12/11/11 - 12/17/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x45458951 *~*~*~*~*~*~* Welcome to Week Two! *~*~*~*~*~*~*~* <BR> If you are still debating whether or not you want to join - it's never too late so come on board! <BR> <BR> So, last week we took some base measurements and made some goals. Now it's time to continue on toward reaching those goals. This week is all about making conscious efforts. If we do not try, how can we expect results? We expect this weight just to fall off with all of our amazing telepathy powers. Weight loss does not run on ... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 18:12:47 EST Where in Connecticut are you from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45369161 I have a feeling that there are Spark folks in my area. I live in Colchester, CT; that's in the southeast section of the state - about 20 miles from the shore. <BR> <BR> Were are YOU from? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 16:17:32 EST Airline trail anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45368695 Hello, <BR> Is anyone familiar with the airline trail in CT. It is a great running, walking, biking trail. Well it is more of path than a trail. Run there regularly with my running partner but I have trouble counting the mile markers and was wondering is anyone here knows the mileage from the commuter lot parking area off exit 16 (rt 2) to the hairpin turn area. <BR> Thanks Sun, 4 Dec 2011 15:39:03 EST December Challenge: Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x45366294 Hello CT Sparkers! <BR> I see there has not been a challenge since September, so I think we are well overdue for one. As New Englanders, we are all WAY too well aware about how cold the winters can get. DO NOT LET THAT BE AN EXCUSE TO BECOME SEDENTARY! This month I challenge you all to challenge yourselves. I will be putting mini, weekly challenges under the "Challenges" discussion form every Sunday where you can post your progress, your victories, your struggles. <BR> <BR> <em>444</e... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 12:08:42 EST New Here - From Ashford! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45293599 Hi everyone!!! I am new here and have A LOT of work to do! <BR> <BR> Anyone near Ashford or somewhere close? Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:23:13 EST New here! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x45166179 Good morning all. I am new to sparkpeople and im very excited to give and receive motivation and inspiration to and from y'all on here! I had a baby boy in may and lost half of my baby weight immediately but now im still stuck with the last 20 pounds! Looking forward to losing my baby weight and getting back to the active lifestyle i lived pre-baby. Sun, 20 Nov 2011 09:52:02 EST windham area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45135752 just wondering who is from the windham area. maybe in the spring/summer we can try to plan get togethers for working out Fri, 18 Nov 2011 01:03:59 EST Warrior Dash - June 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x45089597 Warrior Dash is coming to CT next year!! Thompson Motor Speedway in June!! WOOT! <BR> <BR> I'm in! Who's gonna join me?! Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:46:42 EST Ready to get started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44955015 Hello Everyone, <BR> Tomorrow will be my official first day using the Sparks program. I am excited and ready to go! Sun, 6 Nov 2011 22:10:42 EST momkins3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44942958 Hi I am starting this journey today with all of you and I am looking for all the motivation I can get. My goal is to lose weight and learn to love myself for who I am not my size. Sun, 6 Nov 2011 07:21:06 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44743311 Hello from Bristol... anyone else in town or nearby? I'm pretty new to this whole spark thing but hoping for some serious results! My wife and I are looking for happy, healthy, supportive people to bring into our newly healthy lifestyle. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:25:01 EST Im jacob http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44561879 Hey everybody, My name is Jacob Nicholls, i am starting this site to lose weight, and get confidence. I have some social anxiety and deal with depression, which doesn't help my eating. I hope to get to 185 pounds, which was what i weighed when i moved to connecticut nine months ago. I am nice, so if you need to ask me something or just want to talk feel free to message me. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 21:35:33 EST Day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44544313 Hi Friends! <BR> Today is day one for me. I have been dieting for years with lots of great results, only to regain evey pound back again. I am determined this time to make a change that will stick. My greatest motivation? Our first grandchild was born last month and suddenly life has taken on a new meaning. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:05:26 EST Introduction - George Bolduc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44536021 Hello all. I am George Bolduc. I'm 61, live in Connecticut and have been obese all my life. A medical professional suggested I look at SparkPeople for a number of isses, no only to lose weight. So, here I am...ready to go!!! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:45:57 EST Looking for a workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x44362945 I currently have a gym membership to the YMCA. I am looking for a workout buddy to keep me motivated. I live in the Hartford County area. I am 27 years old and a mother of 3 with a full time job so I will have to work around that but I am ready to go for it if you are. Sat, 1 Oct 2011 00:20:17 EST New To Jogging Looking For A Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x44336481 Hi!!! My name is Kaprice and I live in the New Haven/East Haven area and I just started jogging and I am looking for someone to go jogging with me to help push me. If anyone is intrested please feel free to write me. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:11:02 EST New-ish from New Britain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44264548 I've been on Spark before, lost 10 lbs then quit. I recently moved to NB and I'm looking for motivational fitness pals in the area. I may even join a local gym if anyone wants to go :D Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:04:14 EST New and looking for a workout buddy in Naugatuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x44258805 I am new to this program and I am looking for a workout buddy to go to Planet Fitness to work out with me. I perfer working out with a female. Sun, 25 Sep 2011 01:46:44 EST New to the CT forum. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44199163 Hello, I'm Marisol <BR> <BR> I'm in Danbury CT. Can't say that I've seen anyone from Danbury on the site, but I can be wrong..;-) <BR> <BR> I'm back to spark after falling off the wagon yet agian. I'm not much of an exerciser for I have a bad back so I'm limited. Hmm, there I go using that agian.. ugh. I use to be an avid Zumba person both in front of my TV and using my Wii. I some whoe became unmotivated and its cost me dearly. After loosing about 20lbs I've gained 10 back since. I'm... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:00:50 EST walked in 5k at jennings beach fairfield http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x44165933 this past sat i walked in my first 5k in fairfield. it was great, the people were nice and it was a beautiful day. i'll definately walk again. thinking about the 5k at griffin hospital oct 1. some day i'd love to be running, but for now i'll walk. hopefully i'll figure out what sneaker to get by then. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:44:27 EST IS SO READY!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44034110 My name is Lisa and Im a 31 years old. I am engaged and am the mother of amazing boys. Marc is 10 and Ryan is 2. I am currently in school and am planning on taking my entrance exam into the NSG program in Jan of 2012!!! I recently saw a picture of myself and we very upset, I knew it was time to do something. I am not completely new to spark. I was here about 2 years ago and lost about 30 pounds and then life just seemed to get in the way again, I have to so this for ME and I need to keep... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 23:30:26 EST How long without mirrors???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x44030353 I am at work right now and have some downtime. I was searching the web and came across a blog that said going a year (it could have been a day, i exited out of it already) without mirrors. <BR> <BR> How long could you go without a mirror??? I don't think I could go a day without one at all. Maybe that should be on one of the streaks, to see how long we could go without mirrors. <BR> <BR> Stephanie Sun, 11 Sep 2011 19:54:50 EST New... Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x44009731 Hello everyone, I am back after a hiatus. I thought I could do it on my own and left, but still get those emails, and as the scale continued to tick up, I kept telling myself... its time to go back. And what better day than today?! Beautiful day in CT today, hope everyone is enjoying it! <BR> <BR> Also, always looking for buddy, to send kind words, motivations and successes with! Anyone interested? Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:05:54 EST Halloween Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43983620 Okay so if you have been to the store lately, like clock work all the back to school stuff moves out of the seasonal aisle and all the Halloween stuff moves on in. So with that being said what candy or snacks did you used to indulge in, or still eat BUT in moderation??? <BR> <BR> I absolutely LOVE Candy Corn. I could eat a whole bag in a day. But this year it Will be in moderation. I will only allow myself 10 pieces throughout the day.....and that is if I even buy the bag. Lol Thu, 8 Sep 2011 21:22:26 EST newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43969320 Hi everyone,new to sparkpeople and i'd welcome any advice to assist me in achieving my goal Thu, 8 Sep 2011 05:56:55 EST September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x43906424 A big part of the reason why I have been able to drop weight slowly but surely is because of the cardio that I try (God willing) to do 3-4 times a week. And because of this I bring to you the September Challenge!!!!! <BR> <BR> Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to increase the amount of cardio you get in, in the month of September. YOU will be setting a goal for how many minutes of cardio YOU want to do for the entire month and posting that number and then posting the minutes ... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 22:48:38 EST Norwalk Public Library 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43875319 this 5k seems great and CHEAP compared to some others (I believe its only $14) and the proceeds go to the library :) It's a run/walk so you can go your own pace and they'll also be having a kids fun run (that is free). I'll be running (jogging) and my 6 year old will be participating in the fun run! Maybe we'll see some of you there. <BR> <BR> here is the website for more info norwalklib.org/family_run.htm Fri, 2 Sep 2011 20:30:07 EST Hi everyone! Fairfield County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43872801 Just joined Spark to help keep me accountable so I can reach my fitness goals this year and I look forward to making some "buddy's" along the way. I have two young girls, 6 and 2. Fri, 2 Sep 2011 17:01:35 EST New and Ready to do This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43863624 Good Morning Folks! <BR> Checking in for the first time and excited to get the most out of this! <BR> Have a Super Friday! Fri, 2 Sep 2011 06:33:52 EST GULF BEACH HALF MARY & 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43830112 Hey CT peeps there's a new race coming up quickly on Saturday Sept. 17th in Milford. It's going to be a flat and fast course in a beautiful venue. Check it out!!! I will be volunteering. Hope to see you there!! <em>224</em> Jen <BR> <BR> <link>www.active.com/running/milford-ct/gu<BR>lf-beach-half-marathon-and-5k-2011?SRE<BR>F=253ActiveHomeRecentActivityPROD-1309<BR>476147004&SFBState=Unknown </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.eteamz.com/shorelinesharks/news/<BR>index.cfm?cat=275475 </link... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:08:35 EST Stew Leonard Fans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43716440 I love Stew Leonard and I am wondering where you are finding the nutritional information? <BR> Thanks!!! Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:28:10 EST Wow Where to begin????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43709141 Wow!!! I was looking for wellness and moviational poistive supportive people and it was many parts I was looking for to get my goals going to improve myself in various ways. Hope to hear from other people I use a quote a lot from Johnny denver-"Love is Light that Shines from Heart to Heart" Have High rocky mountain day! Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:30:05 EST Colchester area anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43694358 I need a girl fitness buddy! I like running/walking, yoga, pilates, weight lifting. I am trying to get into Zumba but it's not fun watching a DVD alone. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:52:25 EST I'm new to this, Seymour, CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43605045 Hi there, is the anyone in my neck of the woods? Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:40:48 EST Learning to love myself for myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43557025 I am new to this site. It was recommended by my best friend. I like the layout and the ease and comfort I feel while on the site. Looking forward to actually sticking it out!! Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:18:23 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43556046 Just signed up on the recommendation of a friend. I was wondering if anyone had any exercise ideas if you have an injury. I injured my left knee at the beginning of April and have to use crutches to get around. My surgery is scheduled on the 26th this month. I have hand weights to keep the muscle tone in my arms, but I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:11:31 EST I Need A Buddy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43470026 I moved to the New Haven area about a year ago after I met my boyfriend. I'm sort of alone here though as all my family and friends live an hour away in Norwich. And now that I am on this journey, I would like to have a buddy that I can talk to and relate with and possibly work out with. Anyone interested??? Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:01:33 EST Interested in a running group in New Haven County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43383475 Hi All, <BR> I have been running for almost a year and though I love my quiet, ME time, I was hoping to find some folks to run with. I was hoping to pull together a group of folks to get together once a week for a group run. I was thinking of the New Haven county area. We have a number of great places to run in New Haven , West Haven, North Haven, Hamden and Wallingford, etc. <BR> <BR> It would be open to all levels and I would be willing to create routes for each run. <BR> <BR> I figure... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:36:09 EST Starting Fresh and Need to stay on target http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43317774 I have been a member for a few months but allowed life to get in my way. I am now at the biggest I have ever been and am at my breaking point. I need to look better and feel better. <BR> <BR> I like to eat healthy foods, but am also and turn to food for emotional support. <BR> <BR> I can do this, I have to do this. <em>30</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 21:56:04 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43257381 Hello Spark Connecticut! So glad to be a part of the team. <BR> I tried Sparkpeople several years ago and had minimal success because I didn't do what I needed to. <BR> I joined a gym in November, started working with a trainer in February and have finally made exercise and healthy eating what I do. I've lost 44 pounds so far and am more fit than I've been in years. <BR> I've rejoined Spark to track my nutrition, primarily, and because I've missed it! I've been keeping a food log and looking ... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 12:10:31 EST Are you slacking?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43241375 Are you slacking from your normal exercise routine?? When you notice that you are, what do you do to get back into the habit again. <BR> <BR> I have noticed that I have been slacking the last two days. I have been really tired lately. Also I thought that I would give my body some rest because my shins have been hurting. I thought it was shin splints but they have been hurting quite a lot and I was afraid that it was more than soreness. They still hurt a little, but I have taken what see... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:46:52 EST Zumba or Flirty girl? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43223223 Has anyone tried the Zumba or Flirty girl workouts? I just bought both (without the stripper pole - no one wants to see that!) <BR> <BR> I have done the Zumba learn the steps DVD twice and it kicked my butt both times but I just can't seem to get going as fast as they do...I can copy them when they are slow but when they speed it up - I get lost, I took dance lessons til I was 16 so you think I would be able to pick it up but I lost the rhythm somewhere along the way... <BR> <BR> I have... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:11:40 EST New Haven County - Milford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x43157922 Just joined, New Haven County - Milford Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:34:54 EST Congratulations to SaltyCho colate!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x43140079 Congratulations to SaltyChocolate for being the first one to complete the July Challenge of 125 miles. Please every one give her a round of applause!!! Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:12:13 EST Looking for virtual and IRL buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42967791 Hi everyone. I live in Norfolk, CT...the middle of nowhere lol, and I am looking for online buddies, or someone in my area to connect with. I have wanted to start a walking/hiking club in my area, but I don't really know anyone here. <BR> <BR> Also, would love to add friends to my Sparkpage for more motivation and support! <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <em>334</em> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:31:52 EST being new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42955347 Hello! My name is Carol . This is not my first attempt to get healthy and yes I am trying. Today is a new one and tomorrow I plan to continue in changing my lifestyle for the better. <BR> I am also somewhat new to this state. We moved here in mid Feb. I would welcome friends! I am not to good with the computer but try to use it. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:10:03 EST Let's get this unhealthy crap off of us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42951851 Hello beautiful, sexy people. I'm Rebecca. Here for pretty much the same reasons you all are. To lose some ugly, flubbery weight and get healthy! With a great site like this and each others support, I'm more than confident that we can pull it off. There's nothing I'm more scared of right now than a bikini. Hopefully, by the end of my journey, my friends and family will be trying to hide the thong ones from me. Or even better, try and stop me from going to a nude beach! Please feel free to st... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:06:45 EST Affirmations and Words of Encouragement to Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42827218 I read some where that you should write a note to yourself that you can read daily or when you are losing motivation that will keep your weight goal or healthy lifestyle changes in perspective. <BR> <BR> What do you say to yourself or have written down as self-motivation? <BR> <BR> If you don't have anything yet, share what comes to mind. <BR> <BR> Look forward to seeing what you have to say! I'm still working on mine :-) Wed, 6 Jul 2011 07:21:58 EST July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x42823230 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS FIRST BEFORE POSTING. <BR> <BR> PLEASE START ONLY ONE (1) POST AND EDIT IT EACH DAY YOU POST. <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> We are going to start a 125 mile challenge for anyone that is up for the challenge. You can track your miles any way that you like by WALKING, JOGGING, RUNNING, SKATING, CYCLING, ELLIPTICAL, WII FIT GAMES, ROLLERBLADING and ANY OTHER WAY Y... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 22:45:40 EST Is the scale lying?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42812211 So I weighed myself today at home and the scale said one thing (with and without clothing). Then I had a doctor appointment today and the scale said something totally with with the clothes on. So I was feeling good that I lost 2 lbs and now I am not so sure anymore. So my happiness went down just a little. Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:53:56 EST Need lots of motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42792297 Hi, <BR> I haven't really tried to lose weight in years, want to, but am always looking for a easy way, and fail quickly. I'm as heavy as I was when I was pregnant with my son who is now 8 YIKES! I just went for a physical and even my Doctor couldn't believe how different I looked, one good thing is my cholesterol is down. Anyway I feel uncomfortable all my clothes are too tight, and lately when I see myself in pictures I can't believe it's me. I'll take all the help and advice you can give m... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 09:33:55 EST What is the BEST food you had to GIVE UP this far? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42764976 I wouldn't really call it food....but one of the things I love the most that I had to give up is <BR> regular Coca-Cola. I am a big Coke fan regular or Vanilla Coke is my choice. I did say good-bye to it tho. <em>39</em> But I am okay now. Sat, 2 Jul 2011 13:30:59 EST Carpe Diem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42756357 This is my first time writing in any kind of forum, but I can't think of a better one to start with. I NEED this. I keep waiting for the next day, but I can't put it off any longer. My sister told me about this site and how it has already helped her to lose 16 pounds--so proud of her. I'm looking forward to when I can say I've lost 16 pounds (and more) as well. I'm a generally happy person who has a food addiction. It's time for me to take charge of food instead of the other way around. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 22:39:03 EST Searching For A Buddy!!!! I Need Serious Help!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42733345 I am 20 years old, and recently moved to New Haven to be with my boyfriend (which is an hour away from where all my family and friends are). I desperately need a buddy or two or three or more to help me. I've tried doing this on my own and I realize that I need help. I have gained back every single pound I have lost and its eating away at me. My boyfriend tries to help me as much as he can but he just doesn't understand. I am looking for someone who can help motivate me and help keep me on tr... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:45:40 EST Name Two Things That Have Brought You Joy Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42723970 1) I got a good night sleep, normally I wake up once or twice, but once I hit that pillow I was out like a light until 8:15am. <BR> <BR> 2) Looking in the mirror and seeing that my hard work is starting to pay off by seeing that I am starting to get muscle tone back...YAY. <BR> <BR> Stephanie Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:52:21 EST Finish Phrase....I'm Not Going To Let......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x42723658 I'm Not Going To Let Bad Choices Get Me Down!! <BR> <BR> Stephanie Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:36:46 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42712720 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this site and have heard good things about it! I live in Manchester, CT and am new to being a stay at home Mom. Needless to say, I'm going through quite an adjustment period. I have 3 children ranging from 3 to 11. I've been going to the gym for some time now and am seeing improvments in tone/muscle, however, no significant weight loss. I'm really just looking to go down one size. I'm still carrying the baby weight from my 3 year old!!! <BR> <BR> Shann... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:19:59 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42711736 My name is Cherie and I'm new to the site. I have recently become a stay-at-home-mom and I'm looking to get myself back into shape after having my 2 boys. My problem is that I'm too lazy! We recently moved to a nice neighborhood in West Hartford so my hubby and I are making a point of walking every day while our older son rides his bike (son #2 is still in a stroller). Of course, I want to get healthy, but I also want to be a good example for my kids and make physical activity a normal pa... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:22:49 EST Hi CT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42679829 Hi my name is Becky and I'm brand new to SP. I moved to Middletown about 7 months ago with my boyfriend. We don't have kids but we do have a cat. I'm about to turn 30 and am very unhappy with the way I look and feel. I love anything that has to do with food or being lazy lol. I noticed I started gaining weight last summer after a shoulder injury and was able to lose about 15 lbs at the beginning of the year but put it all back on plus some after I got pneumonia. I just need to be motivated!! Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:48:01 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42678836 Just want to say hello. I am new here.. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:33:51 EST True Blood Anyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42656765 Does anyone on this team other than me watch True Blood on HBO? Sun, 26 Jun 2011 22:41:26 EST Finish Phrase....I Will Achieve My Goal Because... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x42649805 I will achieve my goal because I have two kids I want to be around for! <BR> <BR> Stephanie Sun, 26 Jun 2011 14:41:20 EST SUNDAY..New week has started what are your goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42645583 Today is the beginning of a new week. Do you have any goals that you are trying to accomplish this week? I doesn't necessarily have to be a weight loss goal or an eating healthier goal (even tho that is one of my goals this week. LOL) <BR> <BR> But is there anything you are trying to accomplish at work or in the home? <BR> <BR> Share! <BR> <BR> Stephanie Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:52:58 EST What do you do when there is no nutrition facts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42639922 I went out to eat with my husband tonight at Oyama Hibachi in Cromwell. I was scared with every bite I took because I didn't know how bad it was for me. I have pretty good all day. Without dinner I managed to only eat 600+ calories. I set myself to only eat 1300. I am sure I am in that range. <BR> <BR> But what do you do if you go out and you have no idea what you are eating? I understand for our normal resturants people may just get a salad. But for Japanese or any other foreign food ... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 22:38:56 EST Any parks in CT that give you a good workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42623081 I know of a park in Manchester. Wickham park that has an exercise trail. I will tell you, the first time I did that, the next day my abs were burning. I could not lift my arms to put patient charts away. <BR> <BR> Are there any other parks or trails in Connecticut that will make you FEEL THE BURN?? Fri, 24 Jun 2011 20:52:52 EST HMF training programs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x42616396 Hi, I'm fairly new to running (I've done 1 5k so far), and I was wondering if anyone has done the training programs sponsored by the Hartford Marathon Foundation. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:11:49 EST Rain or Shine, What are you doing today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42614423 I have today off of work. I went to the gym four times this week so I am feeling pretty good. I think I will take my son and daughter to go see Cars 2 today. <BR> <BR> Have a SPARKling day! <BR> <BR> Stephanie Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:23:36 EST Spit or Swallow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20317x784x42588138 I saw this today while I had down time at work and thought it was great! <BR> <BR> All it is... I will start with a food and the next person has to say either they would spit (don't like it) or if they would swallow (do like it) and the next person will name another food. <BR> <BR> I will start with....... <BR> <BR> Garlic Bread?? <BR> <BR> (Spit or Swallow?) Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:18:15 EST What do you do when you mess your calorie intake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42583087 I messed up my calorie intake tonight. I am so upset and I am trying not to beat myself up about it. What do you do when you know you blew your calorie count for a day? Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:20:42 EST Holy Crow I Pulled a Muscle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42574587 So I went swimming today to work on my legs. Did about 20 laps. I pulled a muscle last week in my hamstring, but I thought it healed. Today I think i re-pulled the same hamstring muscle and it hurts worse than when I first did it last week. <BR> <BR> Any advise to make it feel better?? Or so I can at least tolerate walking around my house? LOL <BR> <BR> Stephanie Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:58:44 EST What are you doing for exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42567794 I would like for all the active members and the inactive members that are coming back, to tell me what you are doing for exercise? <BR> <BR> Are you running, power walking, swimming, playing tennis or raquetball, basketball, zumba, step aerobics, pilates, cycling??? (Just to name a few) <BR> <BR> Give your team members some new ideas or bring old ideas back to life? Even I can use a change in my activities. <BR> <BR> Right now I am currently walking/jogging. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:17:28 EST NEW HAVEN AREA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42554584 Hello! I go by Danny! and I am looking for anyone who might live in the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven area who is motivated to be active. I need a shove and having someone I know I have to meet will help me with my jumpstart. if, anyone is available plz let me know to see if our schedules can mesh! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:49:40 EST New Ct Guy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42505401 Hi I'm Rich from Middlefield Ct and my goal is to lose about 70 pounds. I have done this before, but it is much harder to do at 52 ! <BR> I hope we all can encourage each other and if you need a buddy, let me know ! <BR> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 20:19:05 EST New To SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x42402982 Hi! I'm new to SP and I'm excited to see a CT group on here! Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:06:06 EST Grandma Lin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42379639 I'm once again starting a new plan. Sun, 12 Jun 2011 10:49:10 EST Hello Team...C mickazie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42348440 Hello everyone! This is comickazie aka Min. I'm a single mother from Southeastern CT originally from the other end of the state. I have two wonderful children, ages 7 & 5, and work in a really awesome job which is bombarded with rumors of lay offs. <BR> <BR> I have one question for the group: there are hiking trails by Foxwoods Casino that my ex took me on when were dating. I haven't been able to find them. I really want to take my kids there because the scenery is incredible. Anyone know... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:49:31 EST im new and i am inquring about... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42287260 is there a section of sparkpeople where you can just click on a food (banana, haddock etc) and it will tell you carbs,fat,protein,fiber? Tue, 7 Jun 2011 10:16:01 EST Hello Everyone, I'm New. :3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42122800 Hello, I'm VeganKitten and I'm 16 and graduating highschool in two weeks, going in Southern in the fall! I realize I am underage but I've been fighting depression and discouragement for a while, I hope this website will encourage me. I currently weight 156, I was 174 about three months ago. Although I am satisfied with my progress, I'm still not exactly there. I've always been extremely self-conscious throughout my whole life and I'm really tired of it. Lately, I am comfortable with my body a... Mon, 30 May 2011 10:51:04 EST good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42086909 Hey all, this is the first day on here and I would like to say HI and that i'm about to start a great journey. I just got back from Italy and even though the pictures i took of the country are awesome the pictures of me were NOT. I will be 40 this year and its time for me to stop and look more at my health more. so here i am to help me through this new adventure. i hope all have a safe and happy memorial day weekend and let the games begin :) Sat, 28 May 2011 08:24:10 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42085139 Hi everyone! I am a CT girl, and found Sparkpepole today! I need some inspiration, motivation and boy do I need to lose weight! I'm looking forward to meeting some of you on here and working towards a healthy new me! I live just outside New Haven. I love to walk, sew, garden and work with kids. Wish me luck in my new adventure of 365 days to health! Sat, 28 May 2011 02:40:55 EST Excited to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42069138 Hi Everyone. I joined yesterday when I found out about SP from an online fitness challenge we have at work. It is time for me to admit that the 'baby weight' is just fat because my babies are almost 8 years old! Time to lose it for good! Fri, 27 May 2011 07:06:36 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x42004541 Hey, I'm Adam and I'm new here looking to lose some weight Mon, 23 May 2011 23:42:17 EST Really looking at what I need to do differently http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x41979876 Hi. my name is Maureen and for all of my life I have been overweight and have had to diet. For me dieting has always been about the scale. While reading something on the Spark Page about my motivation, I learned that understanding why I want to lose weight, what the benefit for me will be really hit home. It has helped me to look at the other factors rather than the number on the scale that matter to me. I hate exercise, and if I could have paid someone to do it for me and get the ben... Sun, 22 May 2011 20:53:13 EST From Cali to Ct, ready to get healthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x41937644 Hi Everyone! Hubby, daughter (age 3) and I moved here from California in November, and we are sure loving this weather! (Ugh! But I am loving the peeks of sunshine today!) We live in Northwest CT, and would love to make some new friends, especially parents who are "blessed" with "energetic", "spirited", "challenging", "strong willed" children:) I was a nanny for 14 years, and it barely prepared me for my girl! Feel free to stop by my page say hello:) Take Care everyone! Fri, 20 May 2011 10:02:46 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x41936442 Not sure why we are being blessed with another rainy day. The grass needs cut and the weeds may be starting a revolution. Fri, 20 May 2011 09:02:52 EST HI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x41865869 hi im trying really hard to lose weight before the summer, i need motivation! Mon, 16 May 2011 21:09:22 EST Looking for a Buddy in the Lyme/East Lyme area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x41830462 Walking and/or chatting. <em>41</em> Sun, 15 May 2011 07:17:09 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x41749639 Hello I am Beth I am new on here. I am 26 and a mother to a 4 year old daughter. I recently lost 20lbs without trying now I hit a dead end and want to loose 14 more to get down to 120. Tue, 10 May 2011 21:53:10 EST Happy Mothers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x41689221 Click to See Mother's Day Card for all! <BR> <BR> <link>www.3gmediaonline.comjavascript:void<BR>(0)/wp-content/uploads/happy_mothers_d<BR>ay2.jpg </link> Sat, 7 May 2011 21:54:43 EST Gym Buddy in Hartford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x41556946 I don't drive right now so it's hard to get out to the gym ( I used to bike 3 miles there workout an hour then trek home ) I kind of quit and it killed my progress. I hoped to find someone that would kick my butt back into gear and make working out fun again. I like to run, do yoga, swim and spin ;) Sun, 1 May 2011 17:35:11 EST Workout buddy?? Please?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x41537089 I live in Windham, CT...moved from Colchester about a year ago, before that I was living in Fairfield county my whole life. So now that I am about a good hour and a half away from all my friends, I seem to have none Lol. I am hoping to meet some new people that are close by for either working out or just getting together!! I work from home so I dont get to meet any one from work as I would in an office setting. I am hoping to get into running, even maybe sign up for a 5k as a goal. Message m... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:15:09 EST Looking for an exercise partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x41367024 Hi I live in Middletown and I would like to meet someone who I could workout with at the gym or outside. I like to spin, walk, run on the treadmill and weight train. I use to do exercise classes but there aren't any step classes to much anymore. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:33:36 EST Morning running, or gym buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x41362491 Hey all, <BR> My name is Alyssa, and I am 23 years old, and I really want to loose this extra, unhealthy weight! <BR> <BR> I have just started on SP, and I really want to stick with my goals this time around. I know the first couple of weeks can be the hardest, especially when it comes to keeping up with the gym routine. I live in central CT, around cromwell & the Berlin TPK. I go to Planet Fitness on the Pike, and would love a gym buddy for mornings, possibly around 8/9am. <BR> <BR> I ... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:09:47 EST CT Is A Very Unfriendly State :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x41353325 I moved to CT a few years ago with my BF and have found that people in CT are not very friendly :( It seems alot of people are homebodies and don't want to do anything. I'm looking for some workout buddies to just have fun. I am a competitive snowboarder and when i'm not snowboarding i love to just be outside or doing something. From walking to running, the gym or an aerobics class. Anyone else need a workout buddy? Or just a friend? Thu, 21 Apr 2011 00:19:33 EST Anyone else pumped about the improving weather?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x784x41270358 I have been curled up all winter watching snow fall and missing the outdoors. Now I am so excited to start living again. Trails hiking, running (not on a treadmill), frisbee... <BR> How are you guys going to take advantage of the weather? And how did you survive the winter? Sun, 17 Apr 2011 06:19:08 EST Hi! I'm new here! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x41244595 Hi! I've been overweight all of my life! I am SO tired of looking at all these pretty people and feeling crappy about myself! I have some emotional issues, I know, and I'm hoping the weight loss will help with that too! I have a boyfriend who is overweight as well but I want to look good for him as well as for myself! I need help staying on track! I really hope I can find it here! I'm nearly 30 and I need this so much! I need it to last! I know only I can make the change but I need help stayi... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:20:47 EST hi, new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x41235128 For some reason I've not been able to figure out how to get into introducing myself, probably b/c I would rather not. <BR> Well I hope I am there. I have lost about 30 lb w/o too much effort probably a blessing from God. Now I have been sick off and on since the end of Feb and have gotten stuck and need to loose 52 # more. I've been the same wt since the beginning of April. <BR> I've had trouble tracking my food for one thing....... it seems that when I try to change the food item the scre... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:57:09 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x784x41150012 Hello Everyone, My name is Shante and i am 29 years old and 5'7 and weights 298. I have been overweight since my senior year of high school but this was a recent shocker to me because i never weighed this much. Regardless of how much i weighed i've always been healthy. i had a phyical this past week and the doctor said " shante you have to lose this weight". So here I am. <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:26:14 EST Looking for an AM Gym Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9342x784x41138436 Hi I'm new to this site and am very excited. I live in the Groton/New London area and am looking for someone to workout with in the AM. I like to hit the gym around 5:30 Am and having a hard time. Knowing someone is waiting for me would definately help. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 19:44:19 EST