SparkPeople Canadian Sparkpeople! Team Messageboard Canadians looking for a supportive group of people to help them reach their goals - whatever they may be! All ages are welcome!! SparkPeople Canadian Sparkpeople! Team Messageboard WOO HOO.....If you posted on the huddle wall <img src=""> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:53:18 EST Inspirational Quotes of the Day...Come Share <img src=""> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:52:34 EST Pass on a Hug... <img src=""> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:23:48 EST Emoticon....Say Hi to Your Team Mates <img src=""> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:16:34 EST Did You Know That... DID YOU KNOW THAT..... <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> Hall started out selling picture postcards from a shoe box, but soon realized that greeting cards with envelopes would be more profitable. He started a new company, Hallmark Cards, a play on his name and the word for quality, and in 1916 produced his first card. But the innovation that made Hallmark so successful had little to do with the cards was their display cases. Previously cards were purchaed by asking a clerk to choos... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:59:44 EST Points point, points 20 so far Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:30:42 EST What time are you huddling? 6-30am----- <em>244</em> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:29:46 EST Did you exercise to-day? YES!!!!! <em>315</em> <em>182</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:42:05 EST Will you exercise to-day? <em>381</em> YES!!! Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:33:26 EST an emoticon to show your mood to-day <em>250</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:40:09 EST Emoticon to show your mood to-day <em>250</em> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:30:58 EST points, points, points! 3 so faR--need another spin! <em>334</em> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:58:31 EST MISSISSAUGA Goodlife Workout Buddy (Mavis/Dundas) I am looking for a female workout buddy to workout at the all-female Goodlife gym at Mavis and Dundas in Mississauga. I am 19 and am looking to lose 20lb. I have a dog, Koby, and a bunny, Chrissy and really love animals. I also love reading, writing, music and working out! I am a professional photographer and a vegetarian. If you are interested (regardless of age) in being workout buddies at the Mavis and Dundas Goodlife gym, PLEASE reply. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:51:26 EST Yukon If you are from YUKON, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:39:52 EST Newfoundland If you are from NEWFOUNDLAND, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:38:36 EST Prince Edward Island If you are from PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:38:09 EST Northwest Territories If you are from NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:37:40 EST Nunavut If you are from NUNAVUT, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:36:27 EST Nova Scotia If you are from NOVA SCOTIA, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:35:09 EST New Brunswick If you are from NEW BRUNSWICK, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:34:39 EST Quebec If you are from QUEBEC, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:34:12 EST Ontario If you are from ONTARIO, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:33:42 EST Manitoba If you are from MANITOBA, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:33:17 EST Saskatchewan If you are from SASKATCHEWAN, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:32:52 EST Alberta If you are from ALBERTA, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:32:17 EST British Columbia If you are from BRITISH COLUMBIA, post here and hopefully you can find a walking or workout buddy! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:31:19 EST new to sp and a bit nervous Hi! I'm Rebecca, I'm 23, 5'5 and almost 140lbs. My goal is to get back to 120lbs. I have some university eduction, but had a rough couple years, so now I'm in the retail workforce. I'm currently a supervisor, but training for assistant manager, so I am busy as all heck. <BR> <BR> I have severe social anxiety, so even posting this is a big thing for me. I'll try my best to be active in the forum, and I will always reply to anyone who talks to me, but, honestly, making first contact is a huge ... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:03:42 EST What's Your Dream? I'm Day Dreaming to be 111lbs and Get a boyfriend. Realistic? I made this youtube video to hopefully help out the process. they are both quit large goals! Heres the link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Leave me comments, likes, let me know what you think. feed back is always fun! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:36:47 EST Saying Hi Hi, <BR> I just joined not long ago. I am a University of Guelph student and I think this site is great. It really makes me realize what I eat in a day and makes me think about how I get more activity in the day! <BR> <BR> Good luck to all! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 19:44:23 EST New team member saying hi!! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> my name is Nikki, I am Canadian, and I need to get in shape...NOW! I am the maid of honour in a big wedding this summer, and I have joined this team for some support in the whole 'get fit for the dress' challenge. <BR> <BR> If anyone else has a similar goal this summer, let me know. It will be fun to team up. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:08:17 EST How to lose weight in Canada? Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I'm a twenty something year old, lived (and subsequently left) Alberta for about six years. LOVE Edmonton, but MAAAAN can it get COLD! <BR> <BR> I am now living in a country that is nice and toasty- can get up to fifty degrees, can you believe it?? <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, I'm returning back to good ol' Canada soon, and wonder how to lose weight in that weather? I'm trying my best here, to lose about 40 some kgs before I return, because in the cold I can NOT live without my ni... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 08:42:04 EST wondering Where are all the canadians. No new messages on the board. Have 40 pounds to lose and just turned 71 anyone out there in this range. <em>253</em> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 19:48:12 EST Family not supportive HELP I am new to dieting and my parents and my one sister are all over weight and do not have the right eatting habits. I recently went out and got myself my own groceries..packed the fridge with healthier choices. It's so hard to have to hear them complain about the fact I bought skim milk instead of 1% and that they don't want to eat what I am eatting. <BR> The worst part is my mother is a food hoarder as well and the house is constantly packed with unhealthy food...she will literally go out an... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 15:13:34 EST HELLO FROM - Ontario Canada Hello everyone! <BR> My name is Samantha-Jeanne and I am from Ontario. I recently joined Sparkpeople to see if it could help motivate me in losing weight. It is very hard to find friends and family who support me and I figured this would be a great start! <BR> I am into modeling and costuming(cosplay) and because of my current weight gain of 50+lbs I feel I don't look as good as I used to and therefore have put my hobbies on the shelf. A big girl in spandex just feels wrong to me :( <BR> I h... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 15:24:06 EST hi!!! Hey my names Hope, from Ontario. Whats going on people. Thu, 19 May 2011 17:02:17 EST hi!!! Hey my names Hope, from Ontario. Whats going on people. Thu, 19 May 2011 17:01:56 EST Anyone in or near Mississauga? Desperately looking for a friend and work out buddy. Anyone interested? Tue, 15 Mar 2011 05:24:12 EST Village on a Diet Hey! Has anyone else heard about the show? (<BR>dex.html)I keep seeing the commercials on CBC and on the Sparkpeople website. I've checked out the site, but I wish there was more info. Does anyone know more than they share on the website? I can't wait to watch it. Are you going to tune in? Sat, 1 Jan 2011 16:51:14 EST Hi! My name is Carina, and I'm new. I always really suck at these things, but I'm going to give it a go anyways. <BR> <BR> I'm Carina, I'm 25, and I'm a teacher in Toronto. I also post almost daily on a book blog (mostly reviews, also some discussions). <BR> <BR> I was a competitive athlete when I was a kid, and then gained and lost significant amounts of weight (and lost and re-gained my fitness level) to varying degrees since then. In the summer of 2009, I had surgery, which put me out of commission for about a year in term... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:41:18 EST Hello from Kingston! Hiii gals & guys! <BR> My name is Lindsay, I'm 26 and originally from Charlottetown,PEI and have recently relocated to Kingston,ON. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a support team and a cheering section. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 12:31:35 EST Hello from Kingston! Hiii gals & guys! <BR> My name is Lindsay, I'm 26 and originally from Charlottetown,PEI and have recently relocated to Kingston,ON. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a support team and a cheering section. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 12:31:24 EST 14 Week Challenge: Ending 2010 in Style! Hello '20 something in Canada' members. We are only 14 weeks away from the New Year, where most of us will be making New Resolutions. Before we start making new year resolutions, we need to make sure we accomplish this years goals. For the next 14 weeks, I suggest we put as much effort as possible to accomplishing every one of our goals, weight wise and personal. We need to exit this year in style and with no regrets. I'm going to add my Goal weight, personal goals, and plan of action. I hope... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 04:56:10 EST having a hard time meeting my calorie intake. So im stuffeddddd.... I couldnt eat any more if i wanted to. I had a healthy breakfast lunch and dinner. Didnt feel the need to snack at all today. I try and only eat when im hungry but its almost 6:30 and im done dinner and a few hundred calories below what i should be eating. I dont like eating late at night but i know its important to get enough calories too. This doesnt happen all the time but definitly sometimes. Any ideas on how to get my calories up but still keeping it healthy? ... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 21:24:04 EST In it for the long haul So im back.... again..... im feeling more motivated than i have in awhile. I've spent lots of time with spark people and been amazingly successful. But I let it go. Let myself go, let myself down. BUT im starting over. Im making a commitment to myself to better myself, be the best i can be. Ive always found so much motivation from here and im hoping i can again. <BR> <BR> Hayley <BR> startin over and not giving up Sun, 11 Jul 2010 18:47:51 EST Canada Day Hey everyone I wanted to take the time to wish you all a very happy Canada Day. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 08:04:32 EST Hi from Ottawa! Hey, I'm Miki, I'm 26 and I've lived in Ottawa for about 2.5 yrs, lived in Stratford, ON for about 3 years before that, but spent my entire life before that growing up in the GTA, specifically Mississauga. <BR> <BR> I've never been particularly slim, but not excessively overweight either. Just kinda out of shape and have something of a belly that has always been there. I'm always talking about how I want to lose weight, but I've always had trouble sticking to anything for more than a mont... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 22:34:26 EST Hello from the K-Dub Hi, I'm Kristy, 25, from Kitchener. I have been lazy and gained quite a bit of weight. So I am getting my butt off the couch and getting fit and sexy! I can't wait to get to know you guys and share our success! Sun, 30 May 2010 22:24:01 EST Hello From Calgary Good morning All <BR> <BR> I'm here to loose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle in the process. <BR> <BR> I've always been thin (and usually underweight) due to poor eating habits and was able to eat what ever i wanted when i wanted. Lately it appears that that has caught up with me as I'm now the heaviest I've ever weighed and seem to keep gaining. After a little breakdown last night... and thoughts of going back to my old ways, I decided it's time to take responsibility for my body. <... Tue, 4 May 2010 12:17:54 EST Hey, From GTA Hey There Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Just found this group and thought id join! <BR> Im a 20 year old mom, just getting back to being healthy again <BR> i actually just moved to oakville(about 1 year) and i havent made any friends really, so id love to meet some new people, maybe make some friends <BR> or an exercise buddy would be awesome <BR> Im a major animal lover and a veggie. <BR> I love music(playing, writting, listening, etc) I play bass, sing, write songs.. not in a band currently though <... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 20:55:33 EST Puffed wheat Ok so I recently bought some puffed wheat. It states it is all "natural and no sugar added". I thought isn't all puffed wheat natural? Well I am looking for a low fat calorie version of puffed wheat to make. Anyone know a good recipe? Mon, 26 Apr 2010 02:27:51 EST Hi from Vaughan! Hi everyone, <BR> As with all of you I'm here to lose the 15-20 lbs I put on during University and Grad school. While I've been able to make progress in the past, the pounds have always come back. I have two big events this coming summer, a family pool party and a camping trip with my boyfriend (my first time going) and I want to feel good about myself and wear a bikini for the first time in many years. <BR> I hope to get to know everyone and provided support for each other along our journey... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:04:27 EST Booty Camp Fitness All Over Canada! You should all know about this! <BR> <BR> I'm joining this boot camp in May and thought that I would share the link incase you were interested in joining too. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It looks like it would be so much fun! <BR> <BR> Doooo it ;) <BR> <BR> Hil xo Tue, 13 Apr 2010 08:59:44 EST Hi fr. Saskatchewan So I found this group which I am totally happy about. It would be nice to chat with Canadians on here. I have been with spark people for about a 1 1/2 years. I am trying to loose weight so I can start a family really soon. Feel free to add me as a friend. I would love to get to know everyone in this group. Have a wonderful weekend. Fri, 26 Mar 2010 23:37:08 EST Embarrassing: London ON girl In Need of size 18-20 Dirt poor, just lost close to 100 pounds in the last year, can't keep up with clothing needs. If you have anything below a 20 you were going to discard and you live in my city, would you PLEASE spark mail me? I'm SO ASHAMED to have to ask!! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:00:04 EST Greetings from Winnipeg! Hi all! My name is Brynn and I am a 21 year old nursing student and health care aide from Winnipeg, MB. I'm looking forward to join for the advice and motivation. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:30:11 EST Hey from Vancouver Hey everyone My name is Charlene. The past year ive put on alot of weight and ive found it really hard to work it off hope to find a little motivation to get me moving! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:11:59 EST How do you keep on track on the weekend? Hi all, <BR> <BR> I've managed to lose a fair bit of weight over the past year, but I've noticed that I sabotage myself on weekends...and therefore prolong the time it takes me to reach my goal! <BR> I find it easier to stay on track during the week because my weekdays are structured with work...but on weekends, between sleeping in, staying up a little later, and wanting to relax, I eat terribly and gain back a bit of what I lost that week. When I'm out I generally try to choose the healthie... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 10:11:34 EST Hi all! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name's Mags, I'm 24 and live in Ontario. I started working on losing weight and living healthier last March, and managed to lose almost 25 lbs and almost 20" between then and December. Then with the holidays, I fell off the wagon - didn't really gain anything back, but stopped exercising and had a ton of trouble trying to get motivated to get back on track. I joined sparkpeople last week after a friend recommended it - and am happy to say I've lost the better par... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 09:20:22 EST Hello from Saskatchewan Hello, <BR> <BR> New to Spark People. I've lost 75 pounds over the past 2 years and am working on another 50 this year. I am having a lot of trouble getting motivated this year and can't seem to find the fire anymore. Hopefully a little spark will help... <em>30</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:44:59 EST Anyone Up for a Challenge? Let's get some movement back in this team and get to know eachother by having a challenge for the remainder of december! <BR> <BR> I'll propose that for this challenge we all aim to do 300 exercise minutes before the month is over. The person with the most exercise minutes win. <BR> <BR> If you have a better suggestion, let us know! Reply to this message to let us know who is participating! Tue, 8 Dec 2009 05:54:14 EST "You don't need to lose weight" Lately I've been hearing that phrase allot. It's flattering but makes me unmotivated to continue. I don't know how to respond without going into detail about my health. <BR> <BR> What is the best way to respond to this? Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:50:12 EST How do I? I see that some people have profiles that say 5lbs lost on sparkpeople or 2 year anniversary...etc. How do you get those? <BR> <BR> Also how do I add other exercises? I see that they are included on the sparkpoints, but I have no idea how to create them. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 13:52:00 EST Hi from Prince George, BC! Hey Everyone! <BR> I just turned 27 and in the last 4 years I've moved to Prince George (from Vancouver), gotten married, had a baby, and gained almost 40lbs in the process :( <BR> Looking to meet some fellow Spark People for support and encouragement...and I'm here to do the same for you! <BR> ~Tara~ Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:57:45 EST Needing Help!!! I need everyone to give me some help/advice. <BR> <BR> I have a spare tire around my is loose jiggly fat and I hate it. I do tons of sit up, reverse sit up everything...but nothing helps. <BR> My fiance told me that maybe I am not doing enough..but I go until I am dizzy and my abs kill me. I can feel the ab muscles under my fat when I flex..I just cant get that skin to tighten up. <BR> <BR> Any ideas anyone I am about ready to try anything. <BR> <BR> thanks. <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:45:06 EST New to SparkPeople in Ottawa Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a newbie here and thought I'd dive in head first. It's all well and good to be a part of these sites, but until I feel accountability, i'm not very successful. <BR> <BR> Hopefully by meeting people and building a support group I'll be able to stay motivated. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from some of you! <BR> <BR> L'interdit Fri, 26 Jun 2009 18:21:58 EST Heyhey heyhey everyone, <BR> im Kasey, and relativly new to spark. im from Balmertown ON, a true small town girl. Im glad to be joining such an energetic crew, i look forward to getting to know you better :) <BR> kc Sat, 20 Jun 2009 06:08:28 EST Calling All Northerners! heyhey <BR> im kasey, <BR> just looking for anyone who is interested in hiking around northern ontario this summer. so far fire season has been tame conpaired to other years, and the weather is finally holding. sooo if theres anyone who is interested in exploring and cutting new trails into the bush near the Municipality of Red Lake area, please do not be shy. <BR> kc Sat, 20 Jun 2009 06:02:49 EST Thunder Thighs Hey everybody <BR> <BR> My thighs are one of my problem areas. Does anyone have some really effective exercises to slim and firm their thighs? Any suggestions are much appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! <BR> <BR> Sarah Mon, 1 Jun 2009 03:50:56 EST Hello! Trying to reshape my body after 2 kids. After my first it was easy, no I'm so busy that it's hard to exercise. I got a Wii fit and so I'm trying that now...and my muscles are sore. Fri, 1 May 2009 22:10:10 EST CN Tower Climb this week..Anyone doing it? Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Just a quick note, I am new to SP and this group. I am getting ready for the CN Tower climb this weekend. I am super excited as it is a wonderful accomplishment. I did it last year and thought it was great. <BR> <BR> Anyone else doing it? Mon, 13 Apr 2009 07:32:29 EST Ok fellow team members I need your help! I am finding it so hard to get my sorry butt to the gym. I hate feeling like everyone is staring at my behind while I run on the treadmill. I need to know how some of you get the motivation to go to the gym and work your butts off. <BR> <BR> I love running outside but I live in northern quebec (a recent move from ontario) and we still have snow (like about 5+ feet in some spots) <BR> <BR> Also how does everyone make sure they drink their 8 glasses of water a day? I have a hard time gettin... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 07:21:28 EST Greetings from Canada's Arctic! Just sayin hi to everyone! <BR> Im 24 and living in Canada Arctic! Grew up in the GTA but moved to the Arctic Circle last summer for a change of pace....and well during that time lost about 20lbs...but now I want to add to that weight loss. <BR> Re-joined the gym last month and finially starting to enjoy it! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 00:15:24 EST Anyone from London, Ontario? Just letting you know we have a London, Ontario group. Looking for more members to join! Thu, 5 Mar 2009 10:49:20 EST Workout music.... So I wanna know... what is your fav workout music?? Looking to fill my MP3 player with fast energetic songs! Thu, 5 Mar 2009 10:48:39 EST Hello from the GTA Hey everyone!! I am very excited to be joining you guys! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:10:10 EST Hello from the GTA Hey everyone!! I am very excited to be joining you guys! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:09:57 EST Hello from the GTA Hey everyone!! I am very excited to be joining you guys! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:09:47 EST Getting back on track in 2009 I've been having a hard time over christmas keeping my appetite ( ehh hemmmm ) to a good level.... sigh...its always hard but over christmas i really struggled. Im getting back on track and i've done really well this week so far! I feel more motivated than i've felt in a long time. My little one turns 1 in 3 weeks and I think its time i kicked the last 10 pounds. doesnt sound like much but its been a struggle. i want to feel great in a bikini in the summer!!! I could use some tips on kee... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 19:52:45 EST From the West Coast, Hey Everyone! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Im 24 and from the Vancouver area of BC, been using Sparkpeople for a couple of years but just jumped back on the wagon. <BR> <BR> How`s everyone doing? Mon, 5 Jan 2009 22:29:15 EST More Teams Of Interest Hi Folks, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you know that I have created a few groups on SparkPeople/SparkTeams and if any of you are interested in joining them please feel free to do so. Please also feel free to send a note to your friends on SparkPeople who you feel may be interested. <BR> <BR> The groups are: <BR> *SparkPeople @ Rogers - This group is for people who work for Rogers all across Canada <BR> *Blackberry Lovers - Self Explanatory <BR> *Tiger Lovers - Self Explanatory <BR> *Toro... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 21:28:05 EST Hi from NB Hi Canada, <BR> <BR> I am a fairly new member of SparkPeople. I am 24 and live in New Brunswick. I have lived in south eastern NB all of my life except for 1.5 years when I lived in the Annapolis Valley, NS while going to college. <BR> <BR> Bye for now. Hope to get to know you all. <BR> <BR> J aka 84_Kid Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:44:15 EST just moved back to Ottawa Hey guys! <BR> <BR> I'm 23, born in Halifax NS, grew up in Ottawa ON, and just finished 5 years living in Toronto. Now I'm back in Ottawa living downtown and loving it! <BR> <BR> A little about my SP journey: my turnaround moment came last december (2007) when I finally bought a bathroom scale and decided to face the music and find out my real weight. it turned out to be 220lbs and I was shocked. I started the first few months of work on my own and lost 10 pounds. Then in March I joined SP,... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:19:57 EST just moved back to Ottawa Hey guys! <BR> <BR> I'm 23, born in Halifax NS, grew up in Ottawa ON, and just finished 5 years living in Toronto. Now I'm back in Ottawa living downtown and loving it! <BR> <BR> A little about my SP journey: my turnaround moment came last december (2007) when I finally bought a bathroom scale and decided to face the music and find out my real weight. it turned out to be 220lbs and I was shocked. I started the first few months of work on my own and lost 10 pounds. Then in March I joined SP,... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:19:53 EST just moved back to Ottawa Hey guys! <BR> <BR> I'm 23, born in Halifax NS, grew up in Ottawa ON, and just finished 5 years living in Toronto. Now I'm back in Ottawa living downtown and loving it! <BR> <BR> A little about my SP journey: my turnaround moment came last december (2007) when I finally bought a bathroom scale and decided to face the music and find out my real weight. it turned out to be 220lbs and I was shocked. I started the first few months of work on my own and lost 10 pounds. Then in March I joined SP,... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:19:50 EST just moved back to Ottawa Hey guys! <BR> <BR> I'm 23, born in Halifax NS, grew up in Ottawa ON, and just finished 5 years living in Toronto. Now I'm back in Ottawa living downtown and loving it! <BR> <BR> A little about my SP journey: my turnaround moment came last december (2007) when I finally bought a bathroom scale and decided to face the music and find out my real weight. it turned out to be 220lbs and I was shocked. I started the first few months of work on my own and lost 10 pounds. Then in March I joined SP,... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:19:37 EST New to Port Colborne area... Hi, I'm to the area and I'm looking for someone that is from nearby that would like someone to workout with (walking etc outdoors...maybe even jogging one day <em>41</em> ). <BR> If you are interested, drop me a'd be great to meet some new people with common interests. Mon, 15 Sep 2008 16:03:18 EST Looking for a workout buddy in the WEST ISLAND! If anyone is from Montreal and lives in the West Island and would like to have a workout buddy!!! Motivate eachother to get our bums moving more!!!! Please send me a message!!!! <BR> <BR> Cheers!! Tue, 12 Aug 2008 08:55:59 EST Weight problem.. ...:(:(:( Hey everyone... Have you ever felt tho no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to lose those pounds that you want to lose even though you have been excersizing and "eating healthy" for a long time?! <BR> <BR> Well right now I'm going through the phase where i did 4 weeks of healthy eating, calorie counting, 5 day excersizing with personal trainner... and lost 3 pounds overall...however within the 3 days that I went to montreal for a small break, I end up gaining back all the lost wei... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 19:23:32 EST Ontario Newbie Hi Everyone - I'm Melissa from Cambridge. Just joined SP yesterday and looking forward to all it has to offer (oh and losing weight too!) :) Can't wait to "meet" you all :) Fri, 25 Jul 2008 05:46:56 EST Hey there I am new here, from Cambridge ON, I work in Toronto, yes I know its a helluva commute but it pays the bills so I cant complain ;) <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting with other Canadians, and hopefully maybe I can find a new friend in my area :) Wed, 2 Jul 2008 16:32:51 EST am i the only on in NWO ? HEEELLLLLOOOOOOO! <BR> Are you out there fellow Northwestern Ontarians?? <BR> Can this be? Am I truely the only one from Atikokan, Chapple, Dryden, Ear Falls, Emo, Fort Frances, Ignace, Kenora, LaVallee, Minaki, Morson, Nestor Falls, Perrault Falls, Pickle Lake, Rainy River, Red Lake, Savant Lake, Sioux Lookout, Sioux Narrows, Stratton, Thunder Bay, Upsala, Vermilion Bay, Nakina, Hearst, Timmins, Wawa, Marathon, Nipigon, Geraldton, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, North Bay, Sudbury, Elliot Lak... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:19:15 EST Hi from Toronto! Hi everyone! I'm 23 and recently moved to Toronto to go to graduate school, and it made me fat! Not only did I spend many inactive hours reading and working on papers, but the long winter meant that I couldn't get outside to play, even when I had the time. I'm from the southern US (you won't hold that against me, will you?), where it's warm enough even in January and February to go for a run, play soccer, etc. I can't afford a gym membership, so I was wondering what other folks do during ... Wed, 14 May 2008 19:27:27 EST Hi .. From London Ontario.. HI Everyone! Just joined today, I am SOOO excited, I want to be in better shape for my kids... to run around and play with them, instead of sitting on the bench watching them play :(. I have big weaknesses to overcome, 50lbs to lose! This site seems so supportive... so glad I found it. <BR> Anyone else from London? <BR> I'm a 29 year old,stay at home mom... I love taking the kids to the park. Mon, 5 May 2008 19:19:39 EST Here from Meaford!!!! Hi everyone I am 26 and live in Meaford. After having my son I have put on quite a bit of weight and so far have had no success at taking it back off. I have joined this website and this group in hope that it will help me the way I have seen that it has helped others. Thu, 1 May 2008 16:06:35 EST A newbie returns! So, I joined, I conveniently forgot about, and then finally decided to revisit and start all over! I am 28 years old and desperately need the motivation and support that I think this team will give me. I am a mom of two beautiful kids, Renee 10 and Noah 2. They are my world and I want to be healthy not only for myself but for them as well. I can't wait to start erasing the pounds! Tue, 15 Apr 2008 20:48:47 EST Looking for any 20 something girls from Ottawa Hello to all, <BR> <BR> Well the name of the topic says it pretty perfectly. It would be nice to find each other and share tips and motivation. Sun, 13 Apr 2008 21:11:26 EST Winnipeg Manitoba Hello! Is anyone from Winnipeg? Thu, 27 Mar 2008 00:09:08 EST Winter Weather. Brrrr.... (S,A,D?) Hey guys, Is anyone else sick of the weather!? lol <BR> How do you continue to remain motivated after 5 months of this? What are you doing to exercise and stay active? Tips? Advice? Other vents? <BR> <BR> Grumble, grumble, grumble... (that's my vent) <BR> Gah!! <BR> <BR> ...I'm going to go put on my balaclava again and jog through the strong wind chill on Toronto's city streets. Sat, 22 Mar 2008 12:09:45 EST Quick Hello I just wanted to pop in and introduce myself. I am new to spark people and new to this group, I hope to get to know you all! My name is Nikki and I am from London Ont. and am excited to get started here. Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:22:01 EST Hello. Hi, I'm Connie. I'm 23, 156.5cm, and I live in Mississauga. I've been on Spark People for a while, but I've just started to explore more teams and am liking what I see. Thu, 6 Mar 2008 18:37:04 EST Favourite Post-Workout Snack Hey everyone. What is your favourite snack to have after a work out. I'm starting to go to the gym after dinner and need some ideas. <BR> Thu, 6 Mar 2008 16:21:24 EST hey sparksters, im new ! ! ! hey i just joined the name is amanda and im 24 years old. im currently living in ontario, but im originally from new brunswick. feel free to check out my sparkpage. Thu, 28 Feb 2008 01:06:03 EST Hi everyone Hi, I'm 24 and from Ottawa. I have lost 25 pounds total, 15 of those through Sparkpeople. I have 10-20 pounds to lose still, and I'm loving the motivation that comes from this site. Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:23:05 EST To Shave, or Not To Save...That is the Question So an opportunity has arisen for me to shave my head for cancer. Currently I am weighing the pros and cons of such an action. I work at a radio station, so talking about it and being involved would really help the charity in my opinion, and it is something I have always wanted to do. I had a chance in college and passed it up, and never really felt right about it. I am not attached to my hair at all. I am just curious about your thoughts and experiences on the subject. Fri, 22 Feb 2008 12:38:08 EST Quinte Region hey y'all! <BR> anyone in Ontario live in or near belleville, trenton, frankford, etc? if so check out the team called Belleville Buddies! Thu, 21 Feb 2008 18:59:11 EST NWT but originally from Ontario... Hey all, Im probably the only one here from the NWT but thats OK. If by some chance there happens to be someone here from NWT let me know. Sun, 17 Feb 2008 19:31:55 EST Hi from the Only Inter-Pr ovincial Border Town . . I just wanted to drop in and say hello. I'm currently living in Lloydminster, AB and work in Lloydminster, SK. I've been using SP for the last six months and have been able to lose 30 lbs with another 45 lbs to go. I'm just taking it one day at a time and one pound at a time. Definitely, right now, my biggest challenge is staying motivated when I go to work in the dark, arrive home in the dark, and the brutal cold since up until now most of my exercise has been outside. Sat, 16 Feb 2008 13:08:59 EST 25r's in BC. (and other mid 20's) Just a shout out to all the other mid 20's in BC. <BR> Anyone around my age (25) in Vancouver area? Looking for more activity partners to hike/canoe/bike/roller blade the trails and parks with. Sunny days are comming, let's fill them with fresh air and motivation. Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:14:55 EST Hi I'm new here. Anyone from Niagara? Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:50:02 EST I need some suggestions!!! Hi Everyone! I need some help! I've been put in charge of organizing a healthy lifestyle challenge for my workplace to take part in. I'm really excited about this...but I'm not too sure where to start yet! If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a bunch!!! <BR> ~Danielle Tue, 5 Feb 2008 22:10:17 EST Anyone from Vancouver, BC? Curious to see if they're people in the Greater Vancouver area... anyone? Sat, 2 Feb 2008 01:29:11 EST Outside in -30! I just wanted to let everyone know that you can all reach your goals. I know being from Canada it could be a little harder for all of us to get up and get outside especially in the cold winter. <BR> Last night I went for a 45 min walk and it was about -30 with the windchill. I would not sugguest doing that long of a walk, I really should have turned around after only 15 min (to total a 30 min walk). But just remember if you can get out once in the cold, you can do it again. I felt so proud o... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:49:26 EST Anyone up for a Challenge? Hello! I am new to the site and I need support!!! I am a 23 year old and live in Ontario...what else..I am a university student and I love being active. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone was up for a challenge? I personally, would love to put my efforts into losing weight but I have a lack of motivation. I am starting today, and if anyone would like to join me or show support or want to buddy up, I would LOVE the company. <BR> <BR> If anyone wants to join me for the challenge, we can di... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:12:00 EST HIYA! . Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:50:13 EST Running Room Hey there! <BR> I just joined Running Room on Kingsway ( Royal York/bloor) and was wondering if there is anyone in that area? I would like to have a running buddy:) Sun, 20 Jan 2008 19:24:40 EST Hello Canadians!! Hey guys, nice to be part of the team!! <em>104</em> Thu, 10 Jan 2008 11:05:40 EST Hello fellow canucks! I'm new to the team but I've been with SP for awhile. Anybody else from the Quinte West(Trenton)/Belleville area? Sun, 6 Jan 2008 00:56:00 EST alberta anyone? I am in central alberta and was wondering if we had anyone else in the area? Wed, 2 Jan 2008 22:59:47 EST New to Team From Moncton,NB Hi All, <BR> I'm new ton the team but not to Spark People.Just looking to meet some new people in the same boat as me! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 12:00:53 EST Running Partner in Edmonton?! Looking for a partner to come and run with me, i have a membership too ClubFit North.. And i wouldnt mind running outside... <BR> Also someone to buddy with, and Achieve Goal/Challenge Eachother!! <BR> thanks!! Fri, 28 Dec 2007 20:40:09 EST What do you like on a rice cake? I love rice cakes. My husband says they are styrofoam but he hasn't eaten one lately. I love the tomato basil flavor with a little lowfat cottage cheese on top and a sprinkle of chopped green onion or the white cheddar with some salsa (Sooo good) I tried the chocolate ones (still 50 cal) with a little low fat coolwhip on top. I bet it would be nummy with a little lowfat sugar free icecream. I was wondering what other people like on there rice cakes. Maybe get some new ideas. Talk to you later... Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:36:56 EST Hamilton Gurl Here Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a 25 year old female in Hamilton, ON. <BR> <BR> I am planning on losing 50 lbs. Tue, 6 Nov 2007 11:22:45 EST Another Torontonian So another Torontonian here! I'm a 25-year-old university student who is looking to lose some weight. I had gotten it down to 170 for about a year, then it shot up and I'm not 100% sure how that happened (got a few good ideas...). So now I've decided to lose some weight, and I will do it this time! <BR> <BR> For anyone out there in University, how do you manage to eat better? I can cook, and pretty well. My issue is that I commute to school so taking a full day's worth of meals with me is ha... Sun, 28 Oct 2007 17:34:09 EST Over in Winnipeg Hi Everyone! <BR> I'm new to Spark People and this group! I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba and spend a little bit of time each year in Vancouver for work. I look forward to meeting everyone and contributing to your group! Fri, 19 Oct 2007 16:02:54 EST New from Montreal Hey everyone! <BR> I joined Spark last month, but I've only really started using it recently. <BR> Nice to meet some people from Canada! <BR> Have a great healthy Thanksgiving! Fri, 5 Oct 2007 14:49:59 EST Burlington/M lton/Grimsby Girl I live between the three, hard to believe, I know. <BR> Home - Burlington <BR> BF/future home - Milton <BR> Grimsby - work <BR> <BR> Anyone looking for a buddy? Thu, 4 Oct 2007 14:49:41 EST New to the team-Canada rules!!! hey all, <BR> <BR> I'm a 23 year old from ottawa, I love our country!!! I just found this team and am very glad I did!! I need to change some things in my life and hope to find support in this team Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:09:16 EST Anyone in Kitchener -Waterloo area? Hey there! I've been on and off with sparkpeople the last year or so but have made a commitment this summer and am trying really hard to stay on track. I think buddying up and/or chatting more on the forums will help keep me motivated and focused (and less likely to bail entirely when I slip!). <BR> <BR> I'm a grad student at the University of Waterloo and live on campus with my boyfriend. Technically, I'm doing my Masters in Recreation and Leisure studies but I'm focusing on the relationshi... Wed, 25 Jul 2007 11:03:26 EST Toronto Here Hey- Im fairly new to sparkpeople, 26 year old and living in Toronto. <BR> Everyone on here seems fantastic and super supportive- which is what everyone needs! <BR> :) Mon, 23 Jul 2007 15:05:45 EST Happy Canada Day!!! Did you do anything patriotic? <BR> <BR> Um, I'm watching a rerun of Canada's Next Top Model... <em>2</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2007 19:19:24 EST Central ontario girl Hey just wondering if there is anybody out there from the Peterborough area? ~New to the area and looking for a friend. Mon, 25 Jun 2007 11:18:24 EST New to the team Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm a 26 year old female from Toronto. <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople last year and lost 20 pounds, but I got off track. I've started up again today and hopefully, with the support of sparkpeople, I can reach my goal this time. Sun, 24 Jun 2007 11:57:26 EST 4 week challenge 24/06 - 22/07 Ok - as some of you may know, i am TTC, so i am losing weight on a month by month basis...and since this month was not successful, i have 4 weeks to lose as much weight as possible! So i want to extend a challenge to everyone to join me in the next 4 weeks!! <BR> <BR> So for me: <BR> SW - 119.6 <BR> GW - 115.6 <BR> <BR> I am aiming for 1 pound a week!! <BR> <BR> hope you will join me! Sun, 24 Jun 2007 11:04:04 EST Ottawa/ Capital region? Is there anyone from else in Ottawa or the capital region on here? Sat, 16 Jun 2007 20:21:20 EST Recipes Does anyone have any easy healthy chicken recipes that I can bring to work for dinner? Mon, 11 Jun 2007 18:27:48 EST Please help! Hi, guys <BR> I've been doing this for about three weeks now and I haven't really lost anything at all. I am getting a little discouraged and I don't really know what to do. I have joined a gym and I exercise at least 4 times a week. <BR> If anyone has any tips for me it would be greatly appreciated. As far as eating goes, I have been doing well, but maybe not as well as I think. <BR> PLEASE HELP! Tue, 22 May 2007 09:17:45 EST Join The Spark on Cape Breton Island Hey ya'll!! I'm from St. Peter's Cape Breton Island. I love my little village, I created this group because i just thought it would be nice to have a community based team, and narrow it down to more than the maritimes or canada, Most cape bretoners can relate to one another, so i thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to draw people to a healthy lifestyle here on the island, by joining forces and lending encouragement. <BR><BR>n_Cape_Breto... Fri, 18 May 2007 19:49:38 EST New from K-W Hi, I'm 24 year old married Sahm of one daughter. I just started here two weeks ago. I'm just kinda figuring everything out. I'm trying to loose weight and start a healthy life style. <BR> I just had my first child in November and really don't want her to struggle with weight gain like I have. I've always had terrible eating habits but stayed at about 115 - 120 till I was 19 and then I started gaining steadily. When I was pregnant I gained over 50 lbs and now I have to lose what is left ... Fri, 4 May 2007 11:14:30 EST looking for friends... Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Adrienne. I'm 25 and I'm trying to lose about 20 pounds over the next 6 months. I'm new to this site and I'm finding these large groups a little overwhelming! I would love to find/make a small team (maybe under 5 people?) who would like to check in regularly and keep each other accountable. Is anyone interested? <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Wed, 2 May 2007 10:21:01 EST Hey Everyone! Hey Everyone! Just wanted to say to the group... just joined a few days ago and have been on a strict lifestyle change now for 2 weeks (with 9lbs off so far) and another 50 to go :) <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 21 Apr 2007 02:35:58 EST Anyone in mission or abbotsford, B.C? Im moving that way...and am curious if anyone here is in mission, specifically, or abbotsford. Anyone? Fri, 6 Apr 2007 23:21:11 EST im back i was in hospital for a week...certified and given no unsupervised passes.... (see blog for more info) <BR> i signed myself out against medical advise (AMA) due to circumstances that needed me home right away <BR> Anyways, Im back now.... adjusting to meds and between towns as a commuter and possibly moving to abbotsford from chilliwack so I will not say Ill be online much. However, I am going to make an effort to visit more often. <BR> Thanks... <BR> kait Sun, 1 Apr 2007 18:32:32 EST New to the group, from Hamilton Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. i'm new in town, I'm 22 and I'm from Hamilton. I'm just finishing up my last year at brock university and I'm hoping to shed 50 lbs by august. Thu, 22 Mar 2007 16:34:34 EST what are everyones goals?? I am trying to lose 15 pounds by my birthday (april 2nd) and gain some much needed energy!! Thu, 8 Feb 2007 20:34:29 EST Spark newbie... Hello from Winnipeg... My name is Mat, and am 25... My goal is to reach an ideal weight before my wife gives birth in July!! (I need to lose 35lbs!) <BR> <BR> (Also, where does everyone get these virtual models from?) Thu, 8 Feb 2007 16:16:22 EST Hello from HRM Nova Scotia! Hey everyone, just thought I would say hello. My name is Bonnie and I am from Halifax NS. Looking forward to getting to know some/all of you. <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Bebette. Sun, 4 Feb 2007 14:12:14 EST Anyone from Cremona/Water Valley/Cochrane area? Hi everyone!! Just wondering if there's anyone from my area? I live in WV! :0) Thu, 18 Jan 2007 15:29:35 EST What are the best Workout videos??? I am looking for a good workout video to try, so far i've tried 15-min workouts for dummies, and Turbo jam... i get bored quickly, would like to have a few options!! Wed, 17 Jan 2007 21:33:58 EST SUGGESTIONS FOR A CHALLENGE? whos got a challenge we can all do for this week Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:06:40 EST ANYONE FROM SASKATCHEWAN? im from the border city Lloydminster Mon, 8 Jan 2007 12:53:23 EST Hello from Nova Scotia! Hi everyone! I thought I'd come out of the closet now so to speak. I have been on sparkpeople now for a couple months but never really made the time to post, but here I am now! I know there is so much motivation and awesome stuff happening on these boards, and I'd love to join in! <BR> <BR> Ashley :) Fri, 5 Jan 2007 19:36:56 EST New from Jamaica Hi everyone, <BR> just sending greetings from Jamaica. Wed, 3 Jan 2007 16:35:45 EST Albertan Newbies: I live in the great cold provice of Alberta and looking for weight loss buddies that are losing 50 plus pounds. Sat, 30 Dec 2006 23:38:05 EST new from windsor ON Hi all <BR> <BR> I am 25 and just starting out and wanted to say hi, I am from Windsor ON, across from detroit MI. I lost 5 pounds in my first 2 weeks. I hope to continue to loose 2 pds a week and am looking for some fellow Canadians for support! Sat, 23 Dec 2006 15:17:29 EST Weekly Challenges! Hey girls, I know you'll all be up for it and I think we all need a little boost! So if you have any ideas for challenges put it out there maybe we can each think of a new one each week. <BR> <BR> Week one 3 cups of green tea a day, you can get many great flavors for those of you who don't like the green stuff that much! Mon, 4 Dec 2006 12:11:20 EST Bra fittings Just wondering how many people (girls) have gone to get properly fitted for a bra. I went during the summer, and was rather suprised. I was wearing a 36DD and was getting the whole double boob thing, but that's as high as they go at LaSenza, so I went to a private place, and I'm a 32G!!!!! Anyhow, getting a bra that fits has made me feel a million times better, especially when it comes to trying clothes on, I don't have to worry about if the double boob is going to show, because I don't ha... Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:15:02 EST Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Day Proclaimed as "a day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed," Thanksgiving draws upon 3 traditions: harvest celebrations in European peasant societies for which the symbol was the cornucopia (horn of plenty); formal observances, such as that celebrated by Martin FROBISHER in the eastern Arctic in 1578 - the first North American Thanksgiving; and the Pilgrims' celebration of their first ... Thu, 5 Oct 2006 21:46:22 EST Anybody from Toronto? Hey everyone! I just joined this team and was wondering if there's anybody from Toronto? Thu, 5 Oct 2006 07:18:31 EST So Im Back After a 2 month or so relapse. I have been slacking at the gym, havent been on spark and was up to my old ways. Im starting again for good (hopefully). I just hope i dont loose any motivation. Any help would be wonderful! Thu, 28 Sep 2006 20:42:00 EST Starting I want to know some info on how you actually start to diet when you live in a house of anti-dieters? Where do you find motivation???? Sun, 10 Sep 2006 21:27:47 EST don't you love it when... people notice your weightloss and compliment you? :) <BR> <BR> i saw my mum last week and she emailed me today and said she meant to tell me that she's impressed how quickly i'm losing the weight i gained before/during my pregnancy (i had to gain weight in order to get pregnant again... like 50 lbs. and i gained about 40 with my pregnancy.) she says i'm looking good! :) <BR> <BR> it's just nice to hear. Thu, 31 Aug 2006 01:00:27 EST Wicked weekend! I had a great weekend in Sweden! went on a boozze cruise yes that means alot of stuff got put aside! Im ready to get back in the swing! and even more I cant wait to get back to CANADA!!! Sun, 27 Aug 2006 10:35:13 EST Im feeling fustrated today I have been working out like crazy! lots of cardio and eating right. I know muscle weights more but the only change i ve noticed is that I have gained 2 pounds! <em>39</em> Thu, 17 Aug 2006 06:11:07 EST Group Icon Ideas Does anyone think we should have a group icon? And if so, what should it be? Maybe we could all post ideas and the most often suggested idea after a week could be our icon. <BR> What do you think? <BR> Thu, 27 Jul 2006 17:18:00 EST New member Hi my name is Shawna and I live in nova scotia. I am 26 years old and have three sons(ages 9,3, and 1). I am trying to lose about 85 lbs. I thought I would introduce myself so hello. Anyone else fron the east coast? <em>30</em> Sun, 23 Jul 2006 20:15:46 EST MOTIVAION I am new to this program and this team. I am so onboard, no more excuses. I would like to drop 15lb by christmas, I know it doesn't seem like alot but I have been carrying this weight for a long time. I think it is great how you all motivate eachother. I can always use more motivation. Anyone have any tips for curbing the cravings? Sat, 15 Jul 2006 16:04:29 EST 20 something in Canada! Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "20 something in Canada!" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> 20 somethings in Canada looking for a supportive group of people to help them reach their goals-whatever they may be! <BR> Wed, 26 Apr 2006 19:49:26 EST