SparkPeople BC Girls Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9042 This ones for the Girls who are living in or are from British Columbia. Come on out and lets SPARK it up , together we can do this! Lets Go Team!! SparkPeople BC Girls Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9042 Grocery shopping in BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x58448103 I recently moved back to BC after living in NC for 8 years. I am suffering some real sticker shock at the grocery stores here in Kelowna. We are a family of six living on my husbands nurses salary. Since moving here my groceries have cost me $400-500 per week. I do all I can to save money, eg shop the flyer, buy no name, buy in bulk if I can see a savings, plan my shopping trip, etc. but these bills are blowing my mind! Not only do I get a sinking feeling, but we are financially sinking ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:43:12 EST Grocery deals in Kelowna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x58395898 Since we moved back to Canada after living in NC for eight years, I am appalled at the price of groceries. We are a family of six supported by my husband's income as a nurse. In the states I would spend about $600 per month on groceries, this is a liberal estimate. Here it is double! I can't walk out of Canadian superstore with a week's worth of groceries for less than $450-$500 each week! I am shopping the sale prices and choosing the no name labels and buying in bulk if I can see a savin... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:37:36 EST Hello from Kamloops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x58020258 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Just realized there was a BC Girls team and a BC area team, so joining this one too. There seem to be more posts here. :) I'm from Texas, but moved to BC 2 1/2 years ago to be with my boyfriend, now fiancee. Looking forward to talking to others in my area. Tue, 27 May 2014 21:45:51 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x57983561 Hello everyone! I'm a new BC'er. I've been here for about 5 months now and currently residing in New West. Can't wait to interact with everyone! <BR> Sat, 24 May 2014 13:59:31 EST insulin resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x57503077 Hi! I am struggling with insulin resistance, a situation that essentially means I turn everything but lettuce and meats into fat (I don't metabolise carbohydrates very efficiently and store most of what I eat). My naturopath and I have run out of ideas, barring trying supplements that may help. I already follow a fairly strict dietary regime to minimise carbs. Any one found anything helpful? (Not just uppers or caffeine) Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:11:37 EST Back Pain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x57382915 Hello, I'm looking for some suggestions. Recently, well not that recently... about a month or so ago I hurt my back. I've just found out this week at physio, that it is not what the doctor had originally told me it was. It is however an inflamed disk in my lower spine/mechanical back injury. Certain movements cause a ton of pain as the disc hits the nerve endings. I have a few exercises I can do to help this heal and it seems the only other thing in my favor will be time. I have been co... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:47:53 EST Heather!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x57284154 Thanks for never giving up on me. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I'm not always active here, obviously not always giving back, but YOU are! And it helps. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:38:23 EST APRIL 2014 BEACH BODY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x57237534 Ok So I really really want a beach body this year so Im planning on giving the beach body challenge a try.... anyone want to do it with me? <BR> <BR> <link>30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-be<BR>ach-body-challenge/ </link> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:47:45 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x57224466 Hello! I'm new to this team... sort of. I was on Spark then didn't log in for quite some time. I think my account got deleted, I'm not really sure what happened but I don't have access to my original account. That said, here I am again :) Full of goals and good vibes for all of you ladies across our beautiful province. I'm located in the East Kootenays and would be happy to make some new friends while on this journey! Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:18:31 EST Surrey-looking for walking partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x57199605 Looking for walking partner so we can help and encourage each other. I am new to BC so I dont know many people...Anyone that would like to even walk in Guildford Mall Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:26:02 EST Wannabe in Victoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x57046761 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I moved to Victoria last year from sunny South Africa. <BR> I used to be very active there and ran everything from 10km - marathons. Since moving here though I have found it difficult to sustain the running. I was spoilt with a wonderful running friend and club and suddenly having to hit the road on my own was tough. <BR> <BR> I'd like to get back into it and lose the few kilos gained due to the inactivity. <BR> <BR> Hope to make some friends, virtual or otherwise. <BR> ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 00:14:39 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x56982786 Hello Everyone <BR> <BR> I am back to Spark after taking a long break and my scale is saying it too unfortunately. I really hope to connect with this team to give and receive support. <BR> <BR> hope to get to know you all. <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 02:21:27 EST Hello from Kamloops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x56700822 Hello Im from Kamloops Lets go BC girls Sat, 8 Feb 2014 20:37:17 EST Hello from Kamloops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x56312534 I'm new to this website, but was pretty happy to see a BC group. Like most of us weight loss is a struggle. I'm rejoining WW online starting Monday. <em>41</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 01:06:05 EST Weigh in Mondays 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x56308685 We're into the 2nd week of January. Time to get back at it! <em>192</em> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:23:51 EST meet and walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x56226879 Hi all BC girls. I haven't been on here in over a year. Have gained back to old weight and now am looking for inspiration and a walking freind. I'm in Fraser Valley, but love to go for drives all over lower mainland. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 12:26:59 EST Well, hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x55527746 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm checking in from Victoria. Glad to join another group - looking for that extra boost of motivation to finish 2013 strong. I've been on Sparkpeople just over a year and have made a lot of progress, but it would be incredible to get to my first HUGE milestone by the end of the year. It's just barely possible - and I've been stalling out and making minimal progress for the past month or so. <BR> I switched up my workout routine two weeks ago, so I'm swimming ~10K a wee... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 15:14:29 EST Weigh In Mondays 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x55338411 Started September 26, 2013 0 <BR> October 7, 2013 0.8 lost <BR> October 14, 2013 1.4 lbs lost <BR> October 31, 2013 1 lb lost Mon, 21 Oct 2013 08:53:56 EST I don't want to do this alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x55024729 Hi ladies. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm brand new to Spark People. I joined in hopes to find support. I moved to Richmond, BC about a month ago after marrying a Canadian fella. I'm from the States. I'm definitely lacking girl time these days since I don't have too many friends out here yet. But I'm also on a weight loss journey. The loneliness of not having ladies to talk to and be girly with makes losing weight VERY hard, not to mention the stress of moving to a new place, dealing with visas and jus... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 03:49:53 EST Trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x54516239 Hello all. <BR> I currently live in the lower mainland. I'm back here again, hoping this time I succeed. I find it really hard to stay motivated even though I can see it working. Any motivation or tips are greatly appreciated!!!! <BR> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 01:15:35 EST Meetups! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x54303196 Hello from Surrey! I'm Ashley and currently on a journey to lose half my weight. I've created this to see if there is anyone that would like to have "meetups" We can go for walks, talk, shop, movies... anything! I don't have any plus size friends so it's hard for them to understand the daily struggle. It would be nice to have some new friends who are going through the same things. We can help each other :) Let me know if you're interested! Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:08:41 EST Back at it and ready for it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x53706009 Hi everyone. Ready to make some serious lifestyle changes. Need to lose about 35 pounds. Have two sons each getting married this year! More importantly I need to do it for myself. Still learning how to navigate around but I am so impressed with the wealth of info. I already challenged myself to do a blog. Still in progress; but aren't we all! Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:33:12 EST Hello from Southern VanIsle :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x53543258 Hi everyone. I've been on Sparkpeople for a few years and even when I've been derailed, those emails always kept me mindful. I just recently got the Spark Solution and I've been working through it and I'm having some good results so far:) Glad to see a BC group here. Fri, 31 May 2013 01:58:41 EST Hello again from Vancouver Island! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x53010180 Hello Team! <BR> For the last couple of years I've tried various strategies for weight loss and used Spark People as a support....it's great for tracking my nutrition and fitness goals... <BR> ...but then I get "derailed" by life, work, etc <BR> Well this past fall (October) I decided to not wait until the summer to join again ~ and instead I rolled up my sleeves and started tackling my weight loss. <BR> 90lbs down and 20 more to go....and I need support again! <BR> Hello Team! <BR> I liked t... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:34:16 EST I'm baaaaack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x52780370 A long long time ago (a couple years ago) I used to be a part of this team. At some point, I had a bit of a hissy fit thinking that I wasn't getting anything out of any of the teams I was a part of. Just recently I realized, however, that I wasn't actually participating at all... How could I have gotten anything out of them when I wasn't involved at all? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm back! And I'm intending to have a more active presence and to take part in fitness challenges and whatnot if those ar... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:09:37 EST Hi all - From Cranbrook! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x52728526 Hello everyone! Just found this group and maybe I'll find some fitness buddies! I'm in Cranbrook BC - I love it here! Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:48:31 EST Excited to Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x52432828 Hey Everyone. Does anyone get excited to weigh in? I am excited for Sunday :) Thu, 7 Mar 2013 19:06:42 EST getting on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x51992270 Thanks for the reminder to log my workout minutes Heather. I had a GREAT workout at the Y this morning, doing intervals of High intensity cardio with the weight machines mixed in. Keeps up my heart rate the whole time I worked out. Food is going well, good workouts are pretty much guaranteed to do their job! <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 14:35:11 EST Anyone from North/East Van? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x51889467 I'm looking for people from North or East Vancouver with 100+ to lose to go on beginner walks with and support each other. I am 30, have 4 kids and have a flexible schedule. Feel free to message me <em>41</em> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:13:17 EST Weigh in's 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x51687325 <em>227</em> Please Read <BR> <BR> Weigh in Fridays ( You can choose a different day... if Friday's don't work for you) <BR> Everyone weigh in with their weight and measurements. <BR> <BR> Please Weigh in before MIDNIGHT on Friday! <BR> <BR> We will weigh in every Friday and Friday January 18th we will check our measurements and then again the first Friday of the month. That way we can see if all our strength training is working. <BR> <BR> Every week we will go in and EDIT our FIR... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:08:14 EST Back and ready for change! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x51029935 Hello Everyone...I haven't been here in awhile, but I am sooo glad that sparkpeople is still available as such a vital support and personal accountability tool! I am definitely motivated to improve my overall physical, mental and emotional wellness, and I will look forward to getting back into this positive community of similarly motivated individuals! Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:02:29 EST I'm new to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x50894145 Hi! I just wanted to introduce myself. I joined sparkpeople in august, but didn't really start until Nov 1st. I've stuck to it so far and that makes me feel good. I have joined a gym in the past, but didn't see any results. I think it was because I didn't change my eating habits. Now, I'm ready for a change and its good to know there are some people here from home. I live in northern BC. Well, its closer to the centre. Anyways, I hope to get to know all of you as we work together for a health... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:21:03 EST Hey from Vancouver! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x50693418 I'd love to connect with other folks from Vancouver to find out more about ways to get involved in healthy activities! I love hiking and was into 5 and 10ks last year, although I need to get back into it. I'm also into geocaching and basically any new activity. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you'd like to connect for motivation! Sun, 4 Nov 2012 22:48:26 EST Vancouve r-bound! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x50029773 Hi all (and thank you Heather for the lovely note!) <BR> <BR> I wanted to join this group because my husband and I are going to be moving to Vancouver from NZ in a couple of years. We have both visited separately and together and have fallen in love with the city. I'm 42, an American expat, have 3 furballs (2 cats, 1 dog), and plan to go back to school once we're there to get my secondary teaching certificate. <BR> <BR> Ideally I'd like to connect with some Vancouver women that I can get ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 18:59:28 EST September Weigh ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x49780069 <em>227</em> **** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY **** <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Weigh in Fridays ( You can choose a different day... if Friday's don't work for you) <BR> Everyone weigh in with their weight and measurements. <BR> Please Weigh in before MIDNIGHT on Friday! <BR> <BR> We will weigh in every Friday and Friday Sept 7th we will check our measurements and then again the last Friday of this month. That way we can see if all our strength training is working. <BR> <BR> Every week we will g... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 10:17:11 EST Another Island Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x49632694 I have been an off and on member on SP for years but now I am trying the Spark Coaching. I am from Campbell River. Hope to get to know some of you. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:04:54 EST Weigh-in Mondays 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x49456520 The Weigh-in Fridays seemed to have died off in April so I'm going to start this thread. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight <BR> August 13, 2012 194.6 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:37:55 EST East Kootenay Girl!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x49309078 Hi everyone! Is anyone else from the beautiful kootenays?? <BR> <BR> a little about me... <BR> I just turned 34 last week, I am a mom of 3, including two teens...yikes, help LOL <BR> Happily married to my sweetheart for 11 yrs :) <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know some of you :) Sat, 4 Aug 2012 19:46:19 EST Just signed up from Abbotsford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x49218559 Just discovered this team a half hour ago. In looking over some of the threads you have going I thought I would enjoy getting involved with this group. I signed up at a gym back in Feb. for a weight loss program which got me started on my current (and last) journey to a healthier life style. Through another member at the gym I learned about Spark People. I went home, checked it out and signed up. Love the resources and hoping this team will be another part of the inspiration I receive on... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 02:58:46 EST MUSIC Play lists http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x48978740 Share whats on your play list here <BR> <BR> <BR> Im trying to figure out how I can copy and past my list from my itunes folder.... anyone know how to do that? Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:13:15 EST Hi from Victoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x48931713 Hi all, <BR> <BR> New to this so throwing in the introduction. <BR> <BR> My name is Stacey and I've been living in Victoria for the past 12 years (transplanted from the east coast). I seriously live in one of the most beautiful places in Canada where people are always out living an active lifestyle and I really want to get out there and join them. <BR> <BR> I just need to work on getting rid of some this extra baggage and getting into shape enough to start taking advantages of all those o... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:54:38 EST Hi I am from Abbotsford as well http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x48786806 Hello everyone Mon, 2 Jul 2012 06:33:01 EST Hi from Pitt Meadows! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x48129236 <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Hello my fellow BC Sparks! I am so in love with this site! I stumbled on it by fluke and was thrilled to find a team that is close to home! <BR> <BR> I look forward to making some new friends, cheering and supporting everyone on their journey and hopefully 'sparking' some of my friends to change their habits too. Fri, 18 May 2012 15:41:14 EST no idea where to begin..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x47768591 I'm confused as to where to start <BR> was a runner so it was easy to not worry about food and just lose with running itself but since I've been sidelined the past couple of years, I've been trying to watch food intake and can't seem to get a handle on what to do <BR> have done the diet thing for quick weight loss re: events and have been disciplined, no problem <BR> can't seem to get going again and was hoping for a walking buddy in town and interacting with people for motivation <BR> hopefu... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:48:50 EST Hi from Kelowna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x47768502 hey everyone <BR> I'm in Kelowna <BR> looking for others in town who would be interested in being walking and/or running buddies <BR> hoping we can get a few of us together and do coffee sometimes too <BR> I need to partner for accountability <BR> hoping I can help others too <BR> email me! <BR> thanks Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:39:19 EST From Abbotsford, new to this team :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x47540397 Hi everyone, I am Laura in Abby, new to sparks and this team - I am 45, happily married, a mom to two teenage boys and my lovely dog (ok the boys are lovely too......most of the time lol) I am a dedicated runner/jogger, also a food lover so have yo-yo-ed with 10-15lbs most of my life. Would like to shed them once and for all preferably before summer! Looking to connect with others who share similar interests (my happy place is running in the trails with pals and dogs) and get support and ho... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:54:53 EST Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x47022924 Has anyone tried Zumba? My friend just took the instructor training and it is so fun. Look it up if you haven't seen it...especially if you love to dance. Dance off those pounds and have fun at the same time. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 16:41:26 EST New here - from Kamloops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x46764843 Hi, I am fairly new here to sparks - since November - but not to working on losing weight. <BR> <BR> You can go to my sparkpage to read more about me <BR> <BR> I would like to connect with others from Kamloops - would be nice to have a group that might get together once in a while Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:01:35 EST Newbie from the Tri-Cities Aka port coquitlam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x46576105 Hi there just started here, and wanted to pop in say hello. I'm a mom of 3 a college student again. Trying to get that spark of motivation back into my life. I hope to find support, encouragement and motivation. I also hope to find a gym buddy for that bit of accountability we all could use sometimes. I can't wait to make new friends and become active in my Bc girls forum Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:12:07 EST New member in Chilliwack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x46103104 Good morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> Anyone looking for a weight loss buddy? I'm new to the group and hoping to find some local support. I am an almost-33 year old mom of two boys (11 & 14) and I work and attend school part-time. I've been a member of SP for several years now, but medical issues keep cropping up and making weight loss (and better health in general) more difficult. It's time for me to stop allowing these things to prevent me from reaching my goals. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:26:36 EST February Wednesday Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x46094831 For those of you who have never tried, I want to challenge you to try a Yoga class! For those of you who already practice it, Log it in as fitness minutes! Come chat about your class, tell us your favorite pose and why... share! <BR> <BR> I LOVE Yoga and got some great videos for Christmas that I have been using and intend on getting into a more regular routine with them. My favorite pose? Downward Dog! I LOVE it! <BR> <BR> What yoga can do for you <BR> <BR> The physical benefits: <BR>... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 23:40:03 EST MUST READ! FACEBOOK LINKS TO SPARK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x46027856 It's important that you know there has been a change in Spark People. Please read MICHIGANLORI's blog. <BR> <BR> Not happy with Facebook 'Like' button showing up on blog post! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678559 </link> <BR> <BR> I really appreciate it this info. I do not want to share my weight issues, etc. with Facebook!!!! Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:27:16 EST Langley sparkler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x45989801 Hello BC! <BR> <BR> Iam sparking away a healthier lifestyle from Langley! Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:08:27 EST Weigh in Fridays 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x45964220 <em>227</em> **** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY **** <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Weigh in Fridays <em>192</em> <BR> Everyone weigh in with their weight and measurements. <BR> Please Weigh in before MIDNIGHT on Friday! <BR> <BR> We will weigh in every Friday and the second Friday of every month we will check our measurements. That way we can see if all our strength training is working. <BR> <BR> Every week we will go in and EDIT our FIRST weigh in post ... adding our NEW weigh in numbers that way... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:02:02 EST Hey, from the Interior! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x45864739 Afternoon ladies, I'm Jen and I'm located in the Interior (Kamloops to be exact). I've lived here for almost 5 years, and am still working on building a network. (Yes, I am an introvert, but I'm TRYING!) <BR> I'd love to get to know some "local" folks, as this site seems to be so geared toward the states. (Have nothing against Americans/America, but for heaven's sake I AM CANADIAN!) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm 37, married, one Darling Step-Daughter (DSD), no pets. <BR> <BR> I'm a lapsed Weight W... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 16:06:50 EST Chobani Greek Yogurt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x45843199 Can you get this in BC? I was in the states a few weeks ago and picked up a few containers at Fred Meyer and absolutely love, love love it. Is it just a US thing? Anyone find it here? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Don't want to cross the border just for yogurt. lol Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:21:31 EST January Week 1 Challenge + http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x45771219 Ok so we have our Week one challenge underway, so many of you have already completed the BLOG CHALLENGE.... <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x<BR>45681340 </link> <BR> <BR> If you haven't completed this challenge there is STILL TIME! <BR> <BR> So since so many of us are Sparkin it up already I thought I would add a little something to this weeks challenge.... <BR> <BR> JOIN OUR TEAM GOALS! We have 978 members..... If Each of us logs... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 13:07:06 EST January Week 1 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x45681340 Hey Hey Hey BC GIRLS! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a most fabulous Christmas and that you all are just about ready to gear up for the New Year! <BR> <BR> The Start of a New Year is the Perfect time to turn a new page... The New Year often feels like a fresh start or a renewal of sorts. <BR> <BR> SO..... lets do it.... If you need a FRESH START a clean slate then now's the time to wipe everything clean and start anew! IF You are already on the right track and your journey is travelling ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:58:34 EST New from Golden BC :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x45499243 Hey there, <BR> My name is Kimberley, and I just started with Sparkpeople, and saw this sparkteam page... <BR> I am from Golden BC, and am looking forward to all the new friends and inspirational stories to help me reach my goals as well as try to help others reach theirs <em>213</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:34:05 EST Dream It Do It - im new and ready to loose those k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x45267895 hey, im Alicia, ive been trying to loose weight for a couple years now and this site seems sooo promising like im actually going to succeed, but i don't want to do this alone, i want all you guys' support! so add me or whatever yous call it (im new) and we can talk about our techniques and programs and motivate each other! Mon, 28 Nov 2011 06:04:39 EST Hello from the Okanagan in BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x45262255 I have just started Spark and am enjoying it. It is nice to find a group from were I live Beautiful BC. Any tips would be great. I have slowly been working my way through the website. Boy there is a lot to look at. I look forward to making new friends and hearing from all of you. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:05:17 EST THE CALORIE DIFFERENTIAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x45218674 <BR> This is what they say about the Calorie deficit or Differential on the LIVE STRONG website... <BR> <BR> A calorie differential is also known as a calorie deficit. The CDC defines a calorie deficit as taking in fewer calories than you burn. It's the basic idea behind losing weight. The only safe and natural way to lose weight is to achieve a calorie deficit by cutting calories from your daily intake and exercising regularly. <BR> <BR> By the Numbers <BR> Losing 1 lb. of body fat requi... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 23:46:03 EST hey im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x45052689 hi everyone im heidi and i just joined so fill me in on anything i need to know and tell me does this really work and any success storys so far:) <BR> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 00:42:24 EST living in two different places. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x44779296 Hi there! <BR> <BR> This year, my husband and I finally downsized here in the lower mainland. Now we live in an 800sq ft apartment so that we can finally build our home in the Thompson Okanagan. It has been a difficult transition because some things are here in the apartment, some are in storage and some at the property in a 20' container. We are seeing the contractor in two weeks to make some changes to the house plans. <BR> <BR> We are hoping to start the building process in late May wh... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:30:04 EST upper body workouts for the hobbled? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x44779081 ok, so was doing great exercising 3x at curves and zumba 1/week. But I have broken my foot!! <em>198</em> is there things i can be doing when i am house bound and only have a laptop, bedroom and living room, and one bum leg Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:15:57 EST Fromn Cranbrook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x44709231 Hi this is my second attempt at getting hooked on sparkspeople. Needed some motivation :) I've from Cranbrook and have 4 boys and not a lot of time but I am going to try my best at it this time around! Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:26:28 EST Victoria Wannabe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x44629030 Hello BC ladies. I'm not from BC and don't live there but I sure would love to! I stayed in Victoria for a few months this summer (left mid September) and absolutely fell in love with it. I absolutely plan to go back and would consider relocating there if only the cost of living there wasn't so high compared to the Southeast U.S, where I live. <BR> <BR> I stayed in downtown Victoria - a block from the harbor and walked everywhere. I've always wanted to try that lifestyle, but imagined ... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:22:36 EST Member LED Fitness Classes Lowermainland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x44292934 Hey there BC GIRLS.... <BR> <BR> Guess WHAT????? WE have our own BC GIRL who is out there teaching Fitness classes... DHUNTER49 AKA Danielle.... <BR> <BR> If anyone wants to do a class with her , her schedule is below.... IF your planning on attending please let us know so maybe we can get a group together and we can SPARK up the class! IT could be a SPARK MEET UP and also a "something new" <BR> <BR> Golds Gym doesn't do drop ins but if you have a membership you can attend the class. ... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:16:34 EST ROAD/TRAIL RACES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x44270379 Ok Girls.... <BR> <BR> This thread is for anyone who is running or cycling a race and would like to share the information here for others to join them. <BR> <BR> Start a team for the run for the CIBC Cure... or the October 9th Marathon in Victoria.... <BR> Start a team up for a run that is next year.... we can get together and TRAIN! <BR> <BR> No matter what run or cycle you want to participate in... come share it here! <BR> <BR> I CHALLENGE you BC GIRLS to run for yourself and for ot... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:35:23 EST MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x44012501 <em>148</em> <BR> <BR> Good day to all BC Girls. Soo sorry for being MIA the last couple of days. I guess a caught a bug or something and the pain in my left side got really bad and it was just a couple of really bad, bad days. I feel somewhat better today but will not be getting in any walking or other forms of exercise. I will be tracking my food though. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has being enjoying their days this sunny September and will hopefully be back to my walking tomorrow or ... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:07:06 EST SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL.....6.4 (did you feel it?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x43999280 Well that was an interesting afternoon at school today! I stood swaying in front of my students and my first thought was "am I going to faint...what's going on?" and then I realized it was an earthquake! <BR> The sound of the roof in our building was nuts! <BR> Who else felt the shake rattle and roll? Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:14:34 EST Tips and Links http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x43974556 Just wanted to share this link <BR> A Womens Health article about lifting weights <BR> <BR> <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/lift<BR>ing-mistakes?cm_mmc=Dose-Newsletter-_-<BR>681458-_-09082011-_-readon </link> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 11:22:39 EST Hi! from Campbell River, BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43935369 Anyone from Campbell River area? Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:13:19 EST Another Langley Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43914335 Hi All! <BR> <BR> I am a 25 year old wife and mother to a beautiful 8 month old baby girl. We recently moved to Langley from Coquitlam and are finally pretty much settled in our new home. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get to know you all! <BR> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:59:51 EST September Advanced Kick it up a notch challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x43907137 Coming soon.... Keep watch! Sun, 4 Sep 2011 23:42:05 EST September Intermediate Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x43907119 Coming Soon... keep watch! Sun, 4 Sep 2011 23:41:14 EST September Beginner Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x43907109 Coming soon..... keep watch... <BR> <BR> This Thread is for those who are just starting out... or who can not pass beginner level exercise due to medical issues etc... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 23:40:25 EST Senior Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x43907093 Coming soon.... keep watch! Sun, 4 Sep 2011 23:39:20 EST Member Led Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x43637547 Here in this thread you can challenge other BC GIRLS with your own challenges.... <BR> <BR> Come on give us what you got! We can take it! <BR> <em>216</em> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 11:53:45 EST August Streaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20985x9042x43637484 <em>227</em> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT CREATE NEW THREADS IN THIS FORUM .... Just use those created by the ADMIN or use the CHIT CHAT and GENERAL DISCUSSION Boards! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> OK READY? <BR> <BR> Here we are going to post a with a <em>248</em> in this thread if you have completed your streak challenge for the day! <BR> <BR> Our Streak challenges are the following... so please use a <em>248</em> for each that you complete each day. <BR> <BR> Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> <... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 11:48:36 EST New to BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43527615 Hi - I have just moved to Victoria. I hope I can now be inspired to get fit. Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:41:44 EST Newbie from Kamloops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43451281 Hi Everyone! My name is Sylvia and I live in Kamloops. I have been on SP for a month now and am loving the site. I am starting off with baby steps...I am very busy working two jobs and being a mother and a wife. I know if I do too much I will give up and I have decided to stop giving up on myself!!!! I have been doing bootcamp for over a month now and have had my first "whoo hoo" moment. The next goal is breaking out my bike. Tue, 9 Aug 2011 13:02:56 EST New to team from Langley, BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43354870 <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Nora and I live in the Walnut Grove area of Langley. I started this current journey on July 21/11 weighing in at 213lbs. As I have to go to my doctor today, I weighed my self and lo and behold I now weigh 208lbs. I will track this loss as yet because my self designated weigh in is Monday's so I hope to report even less of me. Wed, 3 Aug 2011 19:34:58 EST AUGUST Hydration Challenge 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x43319781 <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> The Basic Facts <BR> <BR> Water is an essential nutrient even though it is left out of discussions pertaining to your body's nutritional needs. Your body's need for water is second only to that of oxygen ... Pretty Important Huh! Water is used by the body as a building material, lubricant, solvent, and helps regulate your body temperature. It is used by the body as a solvent and after digestion, water and bloo... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 23:44:55 EST Hello from the Far North http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43214497 Hi everyone....just joined up on sparkpeople.com. Never heard of it before and just trying to navigate my way through. There is so much information! <BR> <BR> I live in the far northwest of BC. Anyone else from the north region? <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting everyone! <BR> <BR> Jen Wed, 27 Jul 2011 01:17:33 EST New to this team from Abbotsford. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43188919 Have been a member of spark people for quite a few years just keep yo yoing all over the place. I will be celebrating my 10 wedding anniversary in Dec I need to make a drastic change and stay motivated. Look foreward to getting to know you BC ladies. Have a great day. <BR> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:41:58 EST Any gals from Vernon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43149447 Hello There, <BR> <BR> Just wondering if any of you are living in Vernon B.C.??? Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:59:20 EST hi, im a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43143700 I just started SP a couple days ago and I'm loving it so far. <BR> I live on vancouver island, I'm a new mum of a great little 4 month baby boy. I've got about 80 lbs i want to lose. Im currently doing a baby bootcamp and im hoping spark will help me get my eating in order (and so far its been a great help) <BR> I love going for hikes/walks and even though I've only done it a couple times when i was slimmer, I LOVE surfing and cant wait to be fit enough to do it way more. <BR> my reward once... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 02:56:59 EST Hello :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x43114435 Hi! I am Gandang Diva. I am new to SP. Joined last Monday. Learning how to use the site. Log what I eat and what exercises I do in a day. Can be quite overwhelming. But I will learn. :) I want to lose 57 pounds. I have lost 63 pounds since 2008. Eating healthier. Being more active. I would love to meet new friends here in SP. It would greet to have good friends who understand what I am going through and cheering me on as I would them. Hoping to hear from you soon. Regards, GDiva. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:55:34 EST Weekend Step Challenge July 22 -July 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x43106263 Did you know we have close to 800 Members? I know its incredible hey? <BR> <BR> Who wants to participate in a Weekend Step challenge? <BR> <BR> Did you know that 10,000 steps is roughly equivalent to 8km? <BR> <BR> How Many Steps can you take From Friday morning until Sunday Night? <BR> <BR> Who wants to pledge to do 20,000 Steps this weekend? <BR> <BR> Pledge yourself to this challenge and keep track of your steps here! You can also count in mileage if you don't have a step counte... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:59:21 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42996486 Hi There, <BR> I just joined SP last night as I've tried everything out there and I know that what I need is to have a group to be with who understands what it's like to have to loose a few lbs ( 50 in my case). I've started to track my work outs and my food intake as well today. It's going to take some getting use to,yet I know I am worth it, it's just taken a few yrs to remember that. Cheers,Sandra Fri, 15 Jul 2011 01:06:20 EST Weekend Freggie Mini Challenge July 14-17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x42963826 Adding more Freggies to your diet will help you save calories and fill up on fiber. Eating natural foods, the way nature intended, is also easier on your body. You'll feel full longer and have more energy for a fantastic day! <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>210</em> <em>284</em> <em>277</em> <em>69</em> <BR> <BR> The Challenge: <BR> <BR> Eat FIVE servings of Fruits and Vegetables a day.... it can be a mixture of both. = 10 points/day <BR> <BR> For Each differe... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:02:31 EST in the interior http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42906807 Hi, I've been around on SP a little more that a month now. I am finding it very helpful, too many emails though! Happy to be here! <em>224</em> Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:08:07 EST Burnaby BC Gal Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42900168 Hello BC Girls! <em>213</em> ', my name is Phyllis. <BR> <BR> I joined SP a few weeks ago, but only began to track and follow the program these past few days. I've been pretty good at tracking my meals and exercise and it has helped me from eating unnecessarily (admitted emotional eater here ) <em>33</em> . I'm looking for inspiration, support and just someone or two to help me stay on track. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone and to those on their way, keep it up so I can follow <em>244</... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 02:26:37 EST Here I am ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42899116 Hi! just joined this Team Page! Nice to know there's other BC, Canada ladies out there with similar challenges as myself! I am slowly learning about eating healthier and exercising; however, I am in the OK area and love wine. That makes it tough to lose much weight. I am doing my best and I know Rome wasn't built in a day and nor will my 40+ body....... This seems like a great web site and I am having fun discovering the different groups and support out there. <BR> Sat, 9 Jul 2011 23:57:29 EST Kamloops Barriere Mommy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42780585 Hey all I'm a 28 year old mother of 4(1 of my own who is 8 and 3 step children aged 10, 12 and 14) living in Barreire BC which means lots of trips to Kamloops for various reasons (like shopping of course). Just wanted to say hi to you and if anybody else is in the area and would like to get together for walks and trips to the park with the kids that would be great! Sun, 3 Jul 2011 14:26:22 EST Chilliwack is on board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42740335 Hi, My name is MaryAnn and I just signed up this week. This is quite the site. It'll take me sometime to figure it all out as I'm fairly new to computing. Excited to join such an uplifting community. With your help I hope to lose about 50 lbs. Wish me luck. <em>148</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 02:34:42 EST BC girl here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42645649 Iam from Northern BC (Prince George). Hoping to correspond with many of you! Together we can do this!!! Monika Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:58:17 EST BC is the best place to live http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42607003 Hello all I'm from Penticton and new to Sparkpeople. I'm so excited to find this website. I've also downloaded the app for my cell. love how I can add food at any time from my phone..Amazing really what will technology bring tomorrow. <BR> I have about 15 lbs to lose. I have no problem with dieting but need a crowbar to get me out to exercise.. <em>213</em> <BR> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:23:06 EST Hey BC Girls! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42452272 Hey Team, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself here <BR> I'm brand new to B.C. (New West), newly introduced to SparkPeople, and I'm so thankful to find this team of similar minded women in B.C. <BR> <BR> I look forward to everyone living their best life and working toward their goals <BR> Please don't hesitate to add me as a friend, I'm open to everything from online sparkbuddies for accountability, to meeting/working out in person for motivation, to meeting ... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:08:26 EST West Coast Here I Come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42317153 Hi Girls. I am Lynn and I am moving from Fort McMurray, AB to Delta, BC. I am looking forward to a more active lifestyle and making new friends there. I lead the 5% Challenge teams (new one starts in July) and am looking forward to making new friends here. <BR> <BR> I have an URGENT question about cell phone plans and wireless stick in the Lower Mainland. I need to get one right away before I move. I don't have a clue (had a company cell). Thanks. <BR> <BR> I recently attended some Alberta... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 18:41:56 EST GYM MEMBERSHIPS IN SURREY?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x42310266 Hey, I finally broke up with She's Fit as I found the hours limited (I am an evening goer) and have decided I want to attend fitness classes (yoga, kick boxing aquacize) as opposed to relying on myself to put in 100%...I find that when I am just on the bike or working the circuit I just tune out. I need someone at the front reminding me to push myself... <BR> <BR> Anyways, I was considering a YMCA membership but man is it expensive, or buying it's cheaper counterpart - the surrey parks and r... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 11:41:00 EST Great to discover BC Girls on SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42252142 Hi, <BR> <BR> Just joined SparkPeople, a few days ago, and have been so busy finding my way around the site, adding habits to my routine, and getting my exercise daily. But enough about me -- how are you? <BR> <BR> We are all fortunate enough to live in British Columbia, where there are lots of trails to walk on this summer. I go walking with my little dog along the water in Chilliwack, and through all the parks in Abbotsford. I am hoping to find walking buddies, and soon hiking buddies, fo... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 17:25:12 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42245550 i'm from the island, and lovin all this sunshine. hope you are all able to enjoy the lovely days as well. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:59:14 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x42107782 Allo everyone <BR> I am finally starting out on this new path to a happier healthier me. I live in Warfield and am surrounded by beautiful mountains that are filled with hiking paths, biking paths, lakes and pretty much any outdoor activity you can think off <em>20</em> . I am really looking forward to learning more about this site and using it to my full advantage and of course getting to know you BC Girls too! Sun, 29 May 2011 13:34:22 EST Scrapbooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x41956887 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to "put it out there" .... <BR> <BR> I hold Scrap booking classes and Crops out is Surrey.... and I am trying to "widen" my client base.... If anyone is interested in this kind of stuff and wants to be on an email list for them please let me know. <BR> <BR> Take care <BR> Heather Sat, 21 May 2011 12:38:20 EST Hi! I live in Kelowna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x41912538 I just discovered geographic groups! I am a mom of 4 kids, who moved to Kelowna 12 years ago when I became very inactive. Used to be quite active before that. Now my kids are growing up, I am aging and not happy about that, feeling lousy about myself (although I have a good life and great family), not doing the things I really want to do, etc. So when the pants became a real squeeze I just got fed up and decided to do what I know I can do - lose the flab and fit into the clothes I've got. I h... Thu, 19 May 2011 01:20:10 EST From The Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x41898937 HI Everyone: <BR> Just found out that there was a BC Team & since I live on beautiful Vancouver Island I thought I would check in with everyone. <BR> I have been 'actively' with sparkspeople since January. I knew about it since November and signed in and fooled around not being too serious but then I decided it's about time. <BR> So here I am! I love the Lord, my dh, gardening, knitting and working with my two Cairn Terriers. I also love tea! <BR> I live with chronic pain from a traum... Wed, 18 May 2011 11:54:17 EST Trail Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x41813270 I want to start trail running, anyone know any good places to start around Surrey? <BR> <BR> Im kind of nervous to trail run, not because of the running but because of being alone on a trail... ya know? Sat, 14 May 2011 00:33:21 EST Greetings from the Westend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x41804992 Hey all, I am new to the team and just wanted to introduce myself. I've been on Spark for a long time and am just starting to come back a bit. I recently started vlogging on here, it's been a new and fun experience so far. I've kept a blog on Spark for quite a while. You can find out a lot more about me over on my blog/vlog page. I'm hoping to meet other people around the Lower Mainland with similar struggles and goals so we can help support each other. I'm always open to making new friends, ... Fri, 13 May 2011 15:03:13 EST Tuesday Challenge - May 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x41739375 Copied from Heather1969's Sparkmail last night: <BR> <BR> TUESDAYS CHALLENGE.... <BR> <BR> GET IN AS MANY FITNESS MINUTES AS YOU CAN and log it in! LOG IN MILES/KM's and Minutes into your fitness tracker and other goals and come chat about what you did to earn them! <BR> <BR> LETS SPARK IT UP BC GIRLS! There are over 700 of us... lets see if we can log in over 14,000 minutes just for our Team tomorrow! <BR> <BR> That is only 20 minutes each.... WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Take care of ... Tue, 10 May 2011 12:13:33 EST Tips for Tracking Food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x41720675 Does anyone have tips for tracking food. I hate doing it but I always get great results when I do. Mon, 9 May 2011 15:29:22 EST Anyone do any hiking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x41549658 I have started taking my kids on little hikes around the area. On Easter, we hiked up to bridal falls, but mostly we just check out trails around here. <BR> <BR> Anyone know any nice hikes that kids ages 5 - 10 could do around the fraser valley? Sun, 1 May 2011 11:09:11 EST Hi, I'm new to the team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x41487529 Hi Sparkfriends!!! <BR> <BR> My name is Roz and I'm new to the team. I live in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas BUT my sweetie lives in Surrey, BC; I'm in Surrey once a month for about 6-8 days. I thought since I'm spending so much time in Surrey (and may be moving there) I should get acquainted with other Sparkers. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting with you guys!!! Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:19:05 EST Free Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x41260178 I took the following from the taste of home comfort food diet magazine I picked up yesterday... LOVE IT! <BR> <BR> Free foods are considered free because they are basically non starchy vegetables that won't add up too much as far as calories go. Typically a "free food" is a food or drink that has less than 20 calories and 5 or less grams of carbs per serving. <BR> <BR> Here's the list: <BR> <BR> Artichokes <BR> Artichoke hearts <BR> Asparagus <BR> Baby corn <BR> Bamboo shoots <BR> Bean ... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:01:55 EST Hello from Mission/A bbotsford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x41225843 So....it freakin snowed like crazy this morning! I though it was April....what the h*#% <BR> <BR> It was really pretty though, just wish I didnt have to drive to work in it... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 17:55:19 EST Spanx! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x41056844 I'm only 2lbs away from my first big goal (woohoo! go me!) and my reward to myself for meeting this goal is to buy a pair of Spanx. <BR> <BR> For those of you who are unaware, Spanx is a brandname of supposedly awesome 'slimming' under garments (read 'control top panties'). They have a bunch of different models, including everything from little camis or boobless corsets to these full-on things that look like wrestling singlets. <BR> <BR> Spanx seems to be one of the more expensive brandna... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 19:29:37 EST How do you make sure you get your 8 cups a day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x40493845 Do you have tricks to make sure you get your 8 cups of water every day? Any way you trick yourself into getting more? Any rewards for drinking all 8 cups? <BR> <BR> I have been making sure that with every helping I have at least one cup of water or tea. And I space out my mini meals every two hours or so. <BR> <BR> So... Do you pour your eight cups in the morning and make sure they're all empty? Do you schedule them throughout the day and make sure you're keeping up with them (ei: ha... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:29:13 EST Hello from Maple Ridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x40460427 First joined spark in 2007 (oh my gosh is that REALLY TRUE!?) Did nothing with it and now am back and more determined than ever to make a change. Just thinking about starting a diet again makes me hungry!!! This is crazy. It's like I'm torturing myself. I want to change- but the cravings are strong. Wed, 9 Mar 2011 23:51:53 EST from nanaimo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x40351383 Happy saturday everyone. been a member for sometime now but never introduced myself. im juhli. livin and lovin the island.finally got really into excercise in the last 2 months. joined a dance fitness studio. absolutely love it. weight not really goin anywhere but holy @##$ the inches lost and the change in my body is unbelievable. looks like i lost 20 lbs. thx to my fabulous instructor miss gina. would love to add my fitness minutes to the march challenge but where do i do this. Sat, 5 Mar 2011 10:48:10 EST March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x40281418 Anyone interested in challenges that last a little longer than a day? Say beat your last month's fitness minutes? This is my challenge to everyone in the group. Last month I did 1176 mins. This month I'm going for 1300. What are your fitness minute goals? And hey! When March is over feel free to make a challenge for April! Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:40:30 EST Hello from Burns Lake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x40252850 Hi there. My name is Leanne and I live in the small town of Burns Lake in northern BC, where at the moment it is a balmy -24 with snow. I was happy to see a BC girls team and would certainly like some buddies if any are interested. I started with SP about 2 weeks ago hoping that having a support group and a way of tracking portions etc would help me with my goals. I'm an avid gardener and in the summer spend most of my time outside. Anyhow..hello! And I hope to meet some other people from BC ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 10:52:40 EST GOYB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x40227324 Felt like a new challenge so this morning I got up early and did a new Pilates DVD before getting ready for work! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:53:36 EST Hello from the Sunshine Coast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x40192889 Hi Everyone, I'm Melissa, and I live on the Sunshine Coast of BC. More snow than sun here right now though, haha. I'm trying to get healthy by eating whole foods (veggies, fruit, chicken, etc) and limiting processed foods and keeping a watch out for my sodium and sugar intake. I've also been trying out new recipes lately and it has helped make creating healthy meals into something fun to do. My weight loss goal is daunting (150+ pounds to lose!), but I hope to make it there with my new health... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:38:48 EST Recharge your Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x40156230 Got this article off of fitness magazine.com..... <BR> <BR> I really enjoyed it and wanted to share... totally worth the read... I only posted part of it and then you must hit the link at the bottom of this post to read the rest.... I MEAN IT THOUGH.. TOTALLY WORTH THE READ.... <BR> <BR> Don't let the mental hurdles standing between you and the body you want block your weight-loss progress. To steer around any slim-down speed bumps and excuses, follow these simple secrets for rebooting y... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:23:26 EST Just starting out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x40032030 Hi everyone! Today is my first day. I was born and raised in Creston BC and am now living in Saskatchewan. I guess that is part of the reason why I am signing up. I miss my family and close friends back home and need some support to make a change in my life. Hope to find some buddies to chat with. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:51:03 EST Hi! Anyone heard of Houston, BC? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x40011319 lol I'm from a very small town in Northern BC, Houston! I grew up here, and I moved back after living in Nanaimo for a few years. I'm trying to maintain a healthy body and get as fit as I can! Glad to see other BC girls out there! Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:32:43 EST The Game of Poker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x39973431 Any Lower Mainland card players? I'm organizing a charity tournament for May to support my AIDS/LifeCycle Ride in June. <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.aidslifecycle.org Wed, 16 Feb 2011 23:43:36 EST This is the place to Applaud Accomplishments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x39895061 I thought I'd start a thread for giving ourselves & each other a well deserved pat on the back...a place to BRAG about setting goals, meeting goals, exceeding goals, taking baby steps, trying something new & acknowledging the things that our Spark Friends do too. I LOVE that we can give each other Spark Goodies. This is a more public way to acknowledge the things we're all doing to get healthier & more fit. <BR> <BR> Have fun with it. Don't hold back. Visit here often to see if someone has ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:41:31 EST Hi team from Surrey, BC and yes I admit it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x39833429 I am so excited to see that there are BC teams, this is fantastic. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:09:52 EST New Canuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x39754403 Hi everybody, <BR> I'm a new Vancouverite, just moved here in November from PEI. I've come a long way geographically and I'm hoping to do the same physically. I've been a Spark People member for a couple of years and its a great site (when I make use of it) and i'm hoping by connecting with people in my area I might be able to stay better motivated. Glad to meet you all. <BR> <BR> Cheers Mon, 7 Feb 2011 13:57:26 EST Lower Mainland WALK/RUN Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x39754321 Ok, is anyone interested in participating in a walk/run group Sunday mornings? <BR> <BR> I would like to work the 10km run program... it would mean that you would have to work out twice during the week by yourselves in order to keep up with the program.... <BR> <BR> I have the Sun Run training schedule that I did a few years ago in a word document if you would like a copy send me your email address and I can send it to you. <BR> <BR> We could meet up 9am Sunday mornings and rotate dest... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 13:54:42 EST Hi from 100 Mile :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x39545407 Hey I'm Rhonda; I live in 100 Mile House in the South Cariboo. I've got an 8 month old little boy and he's at the point where I need to be at my physical best in order to chase him around / be a good role model for him. Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:44:59 EST Hello from Fort St James BC (Nechacko District) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x39473605 Hi everyone!I moved up north from Salmon Arm in July of 2010.I am looking for any one in Vanderhoof or Fort st James area maybe we could start a weekly support group for each other.Kind of could use a little support up here in no where land. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:22:13 EST Dine Out Vancouver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x39336553 Dine Out Vancouver is about to begin! I'm don't know about you, but I'm stoked for this. Several restaurants in the Lower Mainland are participating with deals allowing you to get a 3-course meal for a fraction of their regular costs. If there is a restaurant you've been wanting to try, but think they're too pricy, now would be the time! <BR> <BR> Dine Out also does several other events including dinner theatre, wine tastings, cooking classes. Check out the link :) <BR> <BR> (I'm not mean... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:54:32 EST Health Benefits of... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x39325220 Im gonna do a series of posts here on different foods, spices etc... that tells what the health benefits of that particular item of the day is... If you have something to share please do... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> So the first one is GINGER... <BR> <BR> I chose Ginger because everyone around me is telling me it's going to make me FEEL better since I have this nasty nasty cold... So My Son and I are going to drink Ginger tea like crazy the next few days and see how that works... <B... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:34:58 EST Hi from Summerland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x39272918 Hi, Im hoping to see many other Summerlanders here on Spark Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:54:30 EST Another hello from Kamloops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x39183969 Hi everyone, I'm another member from Kamloops. I am 30 years young and wouldn't mind "meeting" more people in the area and other places in BC that use Sparkpeople; Another way to keep myself motivated :) Sat, 15 Jan 2011 15:16:31 EST hello from Vernon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x39053790 hello u can call me Lisa I'm new here not to Vernon but to sparkle and the nutrition thing I weight almost 300#. This is the 1st week of my journey and am looking for a person that needs a work out partner. I am fairly flexible with my nights and weekend. Things that u might want to know, we are small hobby farmers and small business owners. I have no kids not by choice. I have dogs, cows and pigs. I am child friendly though worked in childcare for a few yrs. Love the out doors but do... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:12:35 EST Hello from Kamloops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x39042165 Hi all...I have joined a couple times in the past but was never really in the mind set to stick to it. Now I have a 7 month old little girl who is going to need healthy parents to keep up with her. I am 37 years young and am here to get healthy and fit. <BR> <BR> If you're from Kamloops, drop me a line. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:02:14 EST Hello to all from Port Moody :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x38944207 Just wanted to send a quick hello to everyone! My name is Darla and I currently live in Port Moody. Just wondering if there are any sparkers living in or around the tri-cities that might be looking for a workout buddy? <BR> Either way, hello to everyone and good luck :) Thu, 6 Jan 2011 19:09:36 EST Hello from the Okanagan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x38841194 Wow I have been on the program since last Wednesday and just discovered this Team! Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 12:09:25 EST Hello from Grand Forks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x38819893 Hi there I'm an LPN on LTD from The Kootenay Boundary. I decided to get myself into better shape while waiting for other people to make decisions concerning my life. I couldn't control them but I could myself so i did. I started working out in the pool and that's all my dr let me do, so 5 times a week I went. Guess what happened? I lost 18 lbs in just over 2 months! I have been looking for a sp buddy in my area but so far no hits. Maybe there's someone out there? I am only half way to my goal... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 19:02:25 EST 200 sit up 6 week challenge - START JANUARY 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x38787180 Hey there, <BR> <BR> Who is up for this challenge???? Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:52:00 EST New to BC girls, from Penticton. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x38685869 Hi there, I've been really discouraged lately...eating whatever i want and as a result i put on 13 pds. im now at 191. Anyone out there want to team up and encourage each other? Mon, 27 Dec 2010 22:07:32 EST Tough City http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x38187658 Hello from the best place in the world! Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:56:12 EST Hello from Cranbrook! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x38060113 I just wanted to introduce myself and see who else is from Cranbrook, BC. I'm 26 and have been living here for a year now. Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:18:17 EST STRESS anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37973425 Ok... Stress is eating me all up how about you? <BR> <BR> I am going to join the Spark People STRESS BUSTING CHALLENGE.... <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/challeng<BR>e_detail.asp?challenge=3 </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join with me? We can discuss any STRESS busting moves etc... here in this thread, sharing tips and tricks. <BR> I am going to join today but start the challenge on Friday... that gives all my BC Girl friends here a chance to check it out and decide if they want/n... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 22:45:46 EST Hello from Abbotsford :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x37922762 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm back and need help getting motivated back in to consistent exercising. I was on vacation and then had that nasty cold/flu that doesn't go away. So, now I've gained 10lbs and feel blah/ugh. <BR> <BR> My goal is to be fit and be able to do things like a cycle tour or 10km run without stopping for a break 5mins into it. The weight goal is to lose 30lbs (recently I have dug scale out of garbage so can keep track of losses instead of gains). <BR> <BR> I look forward ... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 14:04:07 EST Surrey, BC! Hi everybody!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x37733172 Hi! I just stumbled apon this group and got really excited! Most of the groups I've found don't have much to do with where I'm from. So happy to have found this :DD Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:10:55 EST Powell River represented!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x37678683 Hello there - please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Stacy from Powell River. I have been toying with Spark People since early this year but only moving into full commitment now. I have around 70 pounds to lose, I am 43, a married mother of one 12 year old daughter. I moved from Steveston to PR two years ago and managed the transition stress by baking. And eating the baking. A LOT of baking! <BR> <BR> I am now starting to run again, doing yoga, watching what I am eating and avoidi... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 00:28:52 EST Ride to Conquer Cancer 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37671921 This sounds spectacular (and terrifying!): 200km bike ride over two days to raise money for cancer. <BR> <BR> http://va11.conquercancer.ca/site/PageSe<BR>rver?pagename=va11_homepage <BR> <BR> There is an orientation Wednesday, November 10 at Mt Pleasant Community Centre, in Vancouver. I'm going to check it out. <BR> <BR> Anyway, thought I'd post this for everyone to see. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 18:47:14 EST Booty Camp Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37655015 Hey I was wondering if anyone has tried Booty Camp Fitness? I've never done a bootcamp before but was looking at signing up for one of theirs so would love any thoughts on it. Thanks. :) Mon, 1 Nov 2010 02:09:58 EST Hello from Terrace http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x37615468 Hello. I've been on this site for quite a while now. I haven't had much process though. I would really like to find someone to workout with! Anyone interested? Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:06:46 EST GYOB Funnn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37568469 If you're sitting right now get up and do 1 minute of jumping jacks followed by 1 minute of push ups! That'll wake you up! <BR> <BR> I'm a gonna do this and I just did boot camp!! <BR> Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:01:16 EST Hi from Port Coquitlam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x37474880 Hi, I've been on Sparkpeople since June and was doing the weightloss thing on my own before that (down 63 pounds since the beginning of December). <BR> <BR> I live in Poco, although I will be moving back to the East Coast in January. Just checking out some new groups :-) Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:27:35 EST Oops this was meant for the chit chat feed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37419492 I was feeling tired and headachy after class. But forced myself to get to the gym. Fit in a 40 minute cardio workout. 10 minutes on the stationary bike and 30 minutes on the elliptical with a great stretch to finish it off. SOlid :) Tomorrow morning is boot camp @ 6:30 am. Yikes! It's at a new place so I'll have to get up extra early. Ugh. But totally worth it. I LOVE boot camp! Keep it up ladies! Tue, 19 Oct 2010 23:17:56 EST New Mission Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x37399592 Hey all <BR> <BR> I am a new member that wants to find someone that will drag my sorry behind to exercise when i am finding all the excuses why everything needs to be done and the gym can wait. <BR> I have done pretty good already, but I want to be accountable to another person. <BR> <BR> BRZCHK Tue, 19 Oct 2010 05:32:49 EST Hello from Harrison Mills! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x37310929 Hi there, I'm new here. I'm a 28 yr old mom of two and ready to lose 45 lb to reach my goal weight of 135lb!! Looking for someone to be my buddy as I really need accountability! I know a lot about nutrition and some about exercise, just need to now walk the talk!! Hoping to find motivation and support here. Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:10:25 EST Recipe Sharing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37305412 TIAONYX1 gave me a great idea.... <BR> <BR> Here in this thread lets share the healthy recipes we have and love.... I will issues some recipe challenges as well here. Lets cook it up a notch girls and have some fun with it. <BR> <BR> Please make sure you post the source of your recipe and if there is a link to it on the web please post that as well. <BR> <BR> Ok... lets get sharing! Thu, 14 Oct 2010 08:42:03 EST Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37284211 Weigh in anyone? <BR> <BR> Would you girls like to have a committed weigh in day here ? Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:50:31 EST Victoria Marathon Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37269850 Did any of our Island girls take part in the Marathon events this weekend? Tue, 12 Oct 2010 14:36:01 EST still doing boot camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37269727 walking the stairs every day and i am loving it starting to feel better. need to keep going on. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 14:28:52 EST Power Food Pairings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37257988 Chickpeas + Red Peppers <BR> <BR> More Energy <BR> <BR> One out of five women doesn't get enough energy-boosting iron. But eating more iron-rich food won't do much if your body can't process it. "The kind of iron that comes from plant foods is difficult for our bodies to absorb," says Heather Mangieri, R.D., owner of Nutrition CheckUp in Pittsburgh. <BR> <BR> So all that iron from beans like chickpeas goes to waste? Not if you add some delish red peppers. The vitamin C in the scarlet veg... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 23:37:04 EST Hi from Vancouver!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x37243299 Hi! My name is Alanna. <BR> <BR> I am a 2nd year grad student and for the first time in my life I've gained weight. I was injured this summer and unable to run the half and the full marathons I was dreaming of running. (Yes I dream of running. It's my thing...) The injury happened in June. To this day I still cannot run 20 minutes without my leg swelling up :( I even went to physio right away. Then last week I pulled by hip flexor in kick boxing. I've been feeling pretty trapped by my body. ... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:01:33 EST 12 Power Foods for Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37147386 Taken from SHAPE.com <BR> <BR> PARMESAN CHEESE strengthens bones <BR> Calcium is key for preventing osteoporosis (especially in your 20s). Yogurt and nonfat milk help, but who wants them three times a day? Work Parmesan cheese into your diet; its 340 mg of calcium per ounce – compared to about 200 mg in cheddar or Swiss – goes a long way toward your 1000 mg/day quota. <BR> <BR> APPLES boost immunity <BR> Smart and sweet, apples are rich in quercetin, an antioxidant that can bolster your bod... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 12:20:29 EST BOOST your Metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x37037443 Make sure you eat breakfast. <BR> <BR> If you don't eat breakfast, you slow down your metabolism and send the body into "hoard mode," thinking it's starving because you're going a long period of time frequently 8 to 10 hours or more, without food. <BR> <BR> Eat the majority of your food earlier in the day. <BR> <BR> Dinner should be your lightest meal, and some experts recommend you don't anything after 8 p.m., or any later than 3 to 4 hours before bedtime. This helps your body process a... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:04:51 EST 7-Day BOOT-CAMP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x36911857 7-Day Bootcamp Workout Plan <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1102 </link> <BR> <BR> In this thread we will report on the Boot Camp progression that we make! <BR> <BR> LOVE TO SEE EVERYONE HERE! <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 12:10:13 EST WEEKLY MEETUP IN SURREY, BC (Bear Creek/Newton) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x36896418 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Elaine. I am a 36 year old single mom with a 2 year old. I gained over 60 lbs with my pregnancy and discovered I have a hypothyroid and potential for diabetes. In order to me to make a commitment to become a healthier me, I decided to offer my home to anyone who wants to workout with me. <BR> <BR> At 7pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Thurday evenings, I am working out to a Biggest Loser DVD and anyone is welcome to join me. <BR> <BR> On Saturdays at 10:30am, it i... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:06:00 EST New in Burnaby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x36874247 Hey everyone <BR> <BR> I just joined this team this morning. I've been using spark off and on for a few years, but just started again this time at the end of August. <BR> <BR> I have 12lbs to lose until I'm no longer obese. This is my goal by Christmas. After that, I want to no longer be overweight by my birthday (another 29 lbs by May). <BR> <BR> See you around! :) Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:46:22 EST Boost your Immunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x36785154 This week I will be posting once a day here regarding how to boost our immunities.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Taken from CityTV News Toronto <BR> <BR> "According to some health experts, there are six foods that are not only good for you, but can actually help boost your immune system. And most of them have the added benefit of tasting pretty good, too. <BR> <BR> What are these magic morsels? <BR> <BR> Here's the list of the top 6: <BR> 1) Black beans <BR> They may not be high on everyone's shopp... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 12:55:38 EST New Abbotsford Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x36764459 Hi everyone! I can't believe it is fall. Had an awesome summer but somehow it didn't include exercise but lots of great barbecues and camping. I am going to commit to exercising and eating healthier. My goal is to lose twenty pounds in the next three months. Will be checking in daily for motivation!!! Sat, 18 Sep 2010 09:09:09 EST DAILY GOYB Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x36629663 This thread will be for participating in what is called a GOYB (Get Off Your Backside) or a GOYBAD (Get Off Your Backside And Dance). These are quick activities designed to get your body movin' and groovin'! <BR> <BR> A GOYB will be something like this: <BR> GOYB and give me 10 push-ups (any style). <BR> <BR> You do the move and then report back with a: <BR> <BR> GOYB 10 Push-Ups <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> A GOYBAD is very similar, except it's set to music. Someone issuing a GOYBAD wi... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 20:56:02 EST Hello from Langley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x36296049 looking for anyone who wants to help eachother get motivated to get healthy. Just new to this group and so excited that I found it. Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:22:27 EST Blackberry time, cooler weather..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x36232574 ~I've really noticed the change in light the last couple of days. Autumn feels like it is nudging summer out of the way!!! This is my favorite season! Allergies are finished, the cooler nights means I sleep better, and for whatever reason I always feel so energized! <BR> The blackberries are looking ripe and plump and I'm heading out to pick a bucket full for dessert! (yum) <em>224</em> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:18:55 EST Hello from Sooke! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x36163015 I'm very new to this, but I'm looking forward to getting to know some fellow beautiful Canadian chicks! :) Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:30:39 EST Waving hello from North Delta! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x36151423 Hi BC Girls! <BR> I'm Helen. I'm a 46 year old wife and mom. My kids are 18 and 20. I live in North Delta. Any Delta gals out there? <BR> <BR> I joined SP about a year ago after my good friend told me about it, but at that time I wasn't ready to get on the healthy path. <BR> This week is my first week here! I've been tracking my food and workouts and doing really well. So excited to get down to my healthy weight and feel fit again! <BR> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:16:21 EST Can't wait to get started in Campbell River!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x36133867 Been a SP member since April, but have been putting exercising off since then. I'm hoping to get out, get healthy, and have some fun this summer! Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:27:40 EST Hello from Campbell River!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x36109962 ~ I've recently joined and can see already how the simple act of tracking my nutrition has opened my eyes! I'm hoping to get a solid pattern established before the beginning of September! Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:57:11 EST Anyone Here like to Craft/Sc rapbook? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x35926607 Hi! How's everyone doing? :) <BR> <BR> I was just wondering if any of you are crafters in the greater Vancouver Area??? :) (ie. scrapbooking/ card making/ stamping?) <BR> <BR> I'm an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin' Up! and I'm hosting an Open House to demonstrate all the cool projects that you can make with Stampin' Up products! <BR> <BR> I'm not trying to spam you guys... I just want to meet more people and share what I love to do :) I'm just building my business and why not s... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 20:54:45 EST Hi From East Van http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x35925096 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the BC Girls but I've been a Sparker for quite a while now. I'm looking for a little extra motivation to make it really stick this time and finally reach my ultimate goal. <BR> <BR> I would like to meet some of the local Sparkers, maybe set up regular meet and greets so we can chat, do activities, and whatever else it takes to keep us all on track. Sun, 8 Aug 2010 19:31:13 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x35769664 Hi to everyone! I joined SP about a month ago and am still working my way around the site. I have stayed in the background and now think it's time to jump in. BTW, I live in Kamloops (now known for its wildfires and smoky skies) <BR> I retired last June and was maintaining my 30 pound weight loss up until December 2009. I fell off the ladder while painting and hurt my knee. Since then I have regained 15 of those pounds and am really struggling to lose the last 10. I go to the gym 3 or ... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:21:49 EST WOULD LIKE TO MEET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x35750524 I would like to meet any Sparkers in the Lower Mainland. I live in Mission. <BR> Are any of you from Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge or Coquitlam area? If so please let me know. I would like to see a group of us get together to encourage one another in person. Maybe we could even do a short walk as starters. <BR> What do you think????? Sat, 31 Jul 2010 14:21:55 EST A big hello From Victoria!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x35388007 Just starting out... but everyone seems to be doing so well on here.... i have hope :) Tue, 13 Jul 2010 17:45:41 EST Try Something New!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x35133901 So today, I tried my first Plod & Paddle (not in that order...) This is held in Port Moody on Wednesday evenings. They split the participants in half. One half kayaks across the inlet (approx 2km), while the other half run 3 km around to the other side to meet the kayaks. Then everyone swaps. <BR> <BR> I've never kayaked before. I went with a friend who'd been a few times. We took a double kayak out. What a hoot! We were very slow, did circles several times, fought the current most... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:33:36 EST KTOWN girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x34943912 Hello all BC, <BR> Been on here for almost a month, My BF and i are from Kelowna, i have 100 to lose and he has 50. we are well on our way. Cheers everyone Mon, 21 Jun 2010 17:46:27 EST how to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x34941729 does anyone now how to add spark friends to spark page Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:58:18 EST ISLAND GIRL-nanaino http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x34941178 Love the island been here most of my life nice to know there is spark people close by. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:34:27 EST Greetings from Burnaby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x34831023 I'm Janelle and this is my first time on Sparkpeople. I really need to loose weight to become healthy but have had so many failures in the past, I'm finding it very difficult to motivate myself to get moving again! I need support and I need to find it within myself to just do it! <BR> <BR> Any support from this community would be very welcomed! <BR> <BR> I look forward to talking with all of you and to hearing about all of your incredible journeys! Wed, 16 Jun 2010 01:10:03 EST Hi from Abby/Mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x34683817 Hi all <BR> <BR> I am back on Spark after getting too proud and thinking that I can do it all by myself. I am a little more humble and a lot more determined. I am looking for people to keep me in line and motivated. <BR> <BR> A journey begins with the first step, so here goes nothing! <BR> <BR> A Wed, 9 Jun 2010 04:22:23 EST Hi from the Comox Valley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x34510361 Hi All. <BR> I'm back on SparkPeople again! It's time (again) to get on top of things. I think I'm taking a saner approach this time. <BR> <BR> Anyone else in the Comox Valley? Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:31:02 EST Greetings from Burnaby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x34306972 Hello all.... <BR> <BR> I've been using SparkPeople for a couple of months now. Started with fitness tracking and now taking the plunge into tracking food as well. It's a little daunting! <BR> <BR> This is the first team I've joined, so not quite sure what to expect just yet. <BR> <BR> I'm in South Burnaby in the Metrotown area and frequent nearby Central Park for jogging/walking almost daily. <BR> <BR> I'm originally from Southeastern Louisiana, so exercising regularly and caring about w... Sat, 22 May 2010 07:42:32 EST UVIC Student http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x34248855 Hi everyone! My name is Crystal and I am a student at UVIC. I just stumbled upon this group. I am originally from Port Alberni but I live in Victoria because of school. Any other students in the group? <BR> Wed, 19 May 2010 13:24:36 EST Hello from Nanaimo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33938638 I have restarted with SP just recently and hoping to stay steady. I have moved from Port Coquitlam (lower mainland) to Nanaimo 5 years ago. I LOVE it here and my family and I have no intentions of ever leaving. <BR> <BR> Ronnie Wed, 5 May 2010 18:44:32 EST Newbie to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33916967 Hi Everyone! I'm on the cusp off the big 50 and this is the year to change my attitude and looks for me. 2 people have suggested this site and it looks great. <BR> I would like to find walking buddys in the parksville area. Is there anyone out there? Love to hear from you. Tue, 4 May 2010 21:26:45 EST Hi from Victoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33803244 Well, I am going to try this again. We`ll see how it goes. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 02:20:10 EST Hi From Aldergrove http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33721458 Ya! I found a group with locals! Does anyone in my area get together? I would love to join you if you do. <BR> <BR> I am trying to get as healthy and fit as i can by my 40th birthday which is in June 2011. I suffer from chronic pain and fibromyalgia so i have some challenges when it comes to exercise. I have joined Curves though. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:24:42 EST hi from vancouver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33457513 hi everybody i am from vancouver i have injured my knee and i can not do my exercises anymore do you know some exercises which knee is not involve. <BR> <BR> i would like to see new people and get together if possible. <BR> thank you, Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:50:50 EST Cowichan Valley anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33306760 Greetings from the Cowichan Valley? <BR> Anyone else out there from this area to connect with? <BR> Jacquie Thu, 8 Apr 2010 22:49:43 EST Hi from Surrey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33282426 Hi ladies! Today is my first day as part of this spark nation.. <BR> I am turning 30 next month and have decided that it's time to make a change. <BR> I had abdominal surgery to remove a mass in December (found out it was not the dreaded C word just before Christmas!) I was off work for over 6 weeks, was not even allowed to bend over to put socks on! It was one of the toughest things I have ever done, just sitting around doing nothing. I have put on some weight and I really want to take it of... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 23:27:18 EST Hello from Vernon/Co ldstream, BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33137764 Hello, I just signed up today. I'm 44 and just signed up for the Kal Rats Triathlon - how ambitious of me. I'm 204 pounds and would like to get down to 150 (final goal weight). It's not my intention to get to that weight by July (which is when the Triathlon is on) but hoping to get there by October. It's crazy and I'm excited. Hoping everyone is well on their way to meet their goals. If there is anyone out there in this area just starting out like myself. I look foward to maybe doing a... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:26:36 EST Howdy....from Maple Ridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33119213 Hi all! <BR> Im a married mom of 3 kids...turning 30 next month! Ive been on Sparkpeople since my first weightloss journey last year...but have since had surgery and stuff and wll...lets put it this way, got lazy and got fat again! lol But Im back! <BR> If there are any ladies in the Ridge Meadows area want to hook up and go for a walk on the dykes or meet up at Goodlife, I would love a work out partner! Drop me a message!!! <BR> Hope to get to know you all! <BR> Darshan Thu, 1 Apr 2010 01:10:04 EST Hello from Quadra Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x33032144 Hi everyone. I am back on Sparks, determined to make this work! Sun, 28 Mar 2010 19:15:17 EST Hello from Sooke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x32914469 Hi Everyone, I'm back to Spark People, I lost my way, but not my weight...=) <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:43:28 EST Hello from Kamloops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x32886237 Hi Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> My name is Amanda and I am was born and raised in Nelson BC but now live in Kamloops with my husband. I have gotten my eating under control but just need a little support and motivation. I look forward to hearing from and suppporting you all. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:59:06 EST Ethical eating??! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x32818389 I just had a discussion with my coworkers over lunch about this so I wanted to know what you guys thought too... How much effort/time do you put in to eating ethically? For example knowing where your meat comes from, buying certified organic food or just generally trying to buy locally or Canadian made things? <BR> <BR> Living in Vancouver I almost feel more pressure to be ethical about food as well as being fit, what do you think? Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:15:50 EST Hi from Quadra Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x32741488 Hi everyone, <BR> I am new to this site. <BR> I live on Quadra Island (which is an Island off of Vancouver Island) and it is amazingly beautiful.I have only been here a few months as I was living on Vancouver Island previously. <BR> I am enjoying reading other peoples blogs to see where they are from and of course all the inspirations are great too. <BR> Have a GREAT day! <BR> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 16:12:53 EST Hi I'm from Chilliwack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x32629946 Hi I'm from Chilliwack, just looking for any other Sparkers in the area :) Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:35:16 EST Hello from Mackenzie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x32291029 Hi there all, <BR> I live in Mackenzie(Northern part of BC). Love it here. So much outdoor stuff to do and so beautiful!! Spark has changed my life and I just love meeting new people. Sat, 27 Feb 2010 13:22:52 EST Hi from Kamloops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x32216708 Hello all! I am from Kamloops and would love to find a motivated buddy to work out with. I have a membership to TCC, but love being outside too. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 15:29:50 EST Another Newbie from Prince George http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x32104238 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Its sooo good to see that there are sooo many BC Girls out there! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2010 14:05:50 EST Hello from Prince George http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x32019522 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP but have lived in PG just about all my life. I live up in the Hartand would love to find a walking buddy and somone to give my a kick in the but when I need it. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 17 Feb 2010 02:03:44 EST What is Your Favourite Get Up and Go Song? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x31889986 What is your favourite Get Up and Go Song? <BR> <BR> If you had to choose one song for motivation, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Right now mine would have to be Upside Down by Jack Johnson. <BR> <BR> I posted 11 new blogs today, all on music playlists. Check them out and let me know what I'm missing?! Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:35:08 EST Hi from Surrey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x31763654 Hey there... <BR> <BR> Im Heather, I have been a spark member for a long time but this time I am really "joining" I have decided Spark people is my "facebook" ... my addiction or obsession. <BR> <BR> I am a pro at doing great for just so long and then sabotaging the you know what out of myself and ending up back where I started.... this time I am determined NOT to do that! This is my year and I intend to create a new healthy hot me! <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:36:24 EST Hello from Coquitlam! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x31719722 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I recently moved to Coquitlam from North Van and am working on getting my weight down alongside my soon to be husband. We're getting married in July and hoping to start a family within the next few years and are determined to be healthy by then so we can set a good example for our children! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all! Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:01:44 EST Olympics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x31714130 Is anyone going to watch any of the games? My husband and I are both off work for the final week of the games so we plan on watching a lot of it on t.v. Go Canada <em>636</em> Fri, 5 Feb 2010 09:56:46 EST Hello from Aldergrove! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x31640441 Hello everyone <BR> just starting today and hoping to find some motivation to get active and get healthy. <BR> Moved in with my boyfriend about 7 months ago and have recently put on about 25 lbs im feeling a little uncomfortable and would really like to loose some weight but find it hard to get myself going. <BR> hey if there is anyone in the Aldergrove Langley area wanting a walking buddy I would be MORE then willing. Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:30:09 EST Greetings from Port Moody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x31446347 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> Yay - I'm so happy there's a Spark Team for us! I've been a member since the end of September of '09 and am two-thirds to my first goal weight. This is the first program I've ever stuck with successfully. I'm a double veteran of Weight Watchers, which taught me how to eat during the program but didn't really help me deal with the afterwards part - which is why I gained it all back and then some, of course. <BR> <BR> I'm about to turn 40, and with the help of SP, I kn... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:38:53 EST Hello From New West http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x31379326 Hello Everyone!! How are the BC Girls doing? I just signed back up with SP. I want this to be the year I succeed at being a healthier me. :) Sun, 24 Jan 2010 20:34:08 EST Hello from Mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x31334955 Hey there, I live in Mission and have a 13 month old daughter. Any other mommy's out there who like walking? ...Missions hills suck tho :( I used to love walking when I lived on van island but since I moved here I've hardly done any walking :( Sat, 23 Jan 2010 01:39:42 EST If You Opened the PERFECT Fortune Cookie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x31261115 ...what would it tell you today? Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:21:23 EST Howdy from white rock! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x30898967 I just wanted to contact with some beautiful BC Girls! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 16:35:42 EST Hello from New Westminster! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x30869072 I've been here before, but this time is different. This time, I really looked in the mirror and finally saw what my body looked like and I am ready to change my eating habits, my exercise patterns and my overall health. <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Jan 2010 18:18:02 EST Just found this site - with BC women too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x30786550 Hi..I'm Lorna. I live outside Victoria and I am glad I found this site. It may just help me save my life and preserve my sanity. That sounds heavy but - well - it may just be true. I've just printed my first shopping list and menus. I love all the food listed. It's so much relief to have the organizing done for me. Change is scary - but invigorating too. I feel positive. If anyone wants a walking partner, let me know. Maybe we live close enough to make it happen. <BR> Cheers Tue, 5 Jan 2010 11:18:04 EST Maple Ridge Mom Needs Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x30287374 I live in East Maple Ridge and I am in need of serious motivation. I have 60-80 lbs to lose and if left to my own devices, I will not do it. I need a "Jillian Michaels" motivator to pound on my door and get me going. Can anyone help? Sat, 12 Dec 2009 01:10:29 EST Hello from Fort St. John http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x30093636 Just found this team and wonder if any Northerners are on the team? Wed, 2 Dec 2009 14:10:37 EST Hello BC girls from POCO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x29968255 It looks like there are a lot of you from pretty close by! That's great, we can brainstorm about active things to do in the rain! As a mom of two young kids (3 year old and 10 month old)I'm always looking for activities to get us out of the house on rainy days. Any ideas? Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:28:58 EST Hello from Vancouver!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x29014176 Hi! I'm not officially in Vancouver yet but am moving there on Thursday. I'm starting over today...I dropped off the SP scene sometime this summer and with my moving think it's the perfect time for me to get back into it. <BR> <BR> It would be really great to find some others living in vancouver to talk to :) Mon, 12 Oct 2009 06:30:27 EST Hello from Abbotsford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x28927199 Hi, I am rejoining this team and was wondering if there is anyone else living in Abbotsford. I am married with a 13 year old daughter. I am trying to lose about 40+lbs and I do alot of walking. My problem is eating healthier. It would be great to chat with others from Abbotsford or anyone, especially someone with teenage daughters. YIKES!!! <BR> <BR> Marilyn from Abbotsford Wed, 7 Oct 2009 18:50:26 EST Feeling a little lonely http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x28433756 I live in a tiny town and feeling like I am the only person here. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 18:50:05 EST Hello from Fort McMurray AB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x28416329 Wish I was back in BC, but in a few years I guess. I had my second baby on July 27 and need to lose weight so that I can go on a hot winter vacation in a year and a half. Seems like lots of time but I have more than just baby weight to lose and with 2 kids and a husband working long days it makes it hard. So hopefully Sparkpeople will help me! <BR> Oh Yeah, I don't get to go on the vacation if I don't lose the weight :( Tue, 15 Sep 2009 01:24:23 EST Fort St, James http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x28159097 Hello Everyone I live in Fort St. James. <BR> I joined at the end of August. <BR> If there are any members here, in the Fort, I would like have someone to walk and talk with. <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 3 Sep 2009 15:00:33 EST Hello from Golden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x27996879 Hi everyone! I'm Holly and I live in Golden. I joined SP in November '08 but didn't become an active member until Feb '09. I have lost almost 40 pounds and still have a long way to go, but with this wonderful site and the great support on here, I'll be able to do it. I look forward to getting to know you all and hopefully someone lives close to me. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:57:19 EST North Vancouver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x27824815 Hi, My name is Len-al just signed up today. Anyone go to Curves? I signed up in May, hoping that would help me get my weight back in control, but with my work schedule it hasn't happened. I know I need to make time for me, which I am putting in my planner tonight no more excuses. Would like to find a buddy to hike with. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:00:14 EST NEW TO THIS TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x27713637 Hello, Hello, Hello from Parksville Fri, 14 Aug 2009 23:47:45 EST Hi from Prince George http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x27638764 Hello, <BR> Looking to lose about 40lbs in Prince George, where Summer is quickly coming to an end <em>24</em> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 18:28:51 EST Hello for Parksville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x27591845 Fairly new to Spark. Nice to see so many BC ers. <BR> I've lost 29 lbs since Jan. thanks to having a terrific workout buddy. For me, the key to my weight loss is having someone to motivate and encourage me. <BR> My lastest goal is to loss 10 more pounds by Christmas! and I can do it with Spark. Sun, 9 Aug 2009 20:43:03 EST Protect Self Against Wildfires http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x27402774 From BCAA <BR> <BR> Take minor precautions to maximize protection against wildfires <BR> July 21, 2009 <BR> <BR> <BR> With the provincial fire danger rated as “High” or “Extreme” in many parts of BC, BCAA Insurance is urging homeowners to take a few precautions to reduce their fire exposure and safeguard their homes. As one of the largest providers of home insurance in the province, BCAA says while insurance is crucial, a little prevention can go a long way in avoiding being inconvenience... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 13:53:00 EST How prepared are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x27304613 Would you be ready to leave your house in a moments notice in case of evacuation? <BR> The fires in Kelowna have got me thinking about this, and no, I wouldn't be prepared. Of course I would go, but it would be totally frantic and scattered. My husband and I live at the edge of Timberwest land, so if it ever went up I'm sure we'd have to leave quickly. <BR> I challenge everyone out there to get yourself organized so that you could leave quickly. That is my goal for my days off work (today and... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:28:55 EST Hello from Port Hardy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x27246173 I lied to myself, telling myself that I was comfortable with my weight. This attitude got me up to 210 puonds. I weighed less when I was pregnant over 25 years ago. My health is at risk, time to shake my head and start eating better. I know thing won't change overnight, baby steps. I can only try. Sat, 25 Jul 2009 15:47:31 EST Hello from Langley! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x27245461 Hi. I've been on the site for a little over a month now and I'm down 12 lbs! Yay! I live in Langley and I love it! It's such a lovely little city. I'm glad I found this team -- it's nice knowing there are teammates so close! Sat, 25 Jul 2009 14:55:36 EST Hi from Powell River on the Sunshine Coast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x26638429 Hi Everyone! Been on Sparkpeople since April of this year but have had the account open since 2007...lol forgot it then found it again...lol <BR> <BR> Have a great evening! <BR> <BR> Liz Sun, 28 Jun 2009 21:27:19 EST Hello from Creston http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x26465152 Hello all! Just moved to Creston from chilliwack temporarily, to save money for the big move to vancouver (maybe after the olympics though :S )! Just wanted to say hi! Hope to get to know all of you! Sun, 21 Jun 2009 00:09:26 EST Hello from the wonderful Okanagan!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x26296318 Hi Everyone!! <BR> <BR> I was flipping through all of the spark teams and I am so glad I came across BC Girls!! <BR> <BR> I joined Spark People a few months ago and have been pretty inconsistent...Hopefully finding the right team will give me the kick in the butt I need! It will be nice to know that the people I am talking to really aren't all that far away! Sat, 13 Jun 2009 22:02:18 EST Hey from Coquitlam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x26277587 Hello everyone. A friend of mine suggested that i try this site out since she knows how hard i'm working to try and loose weight. So anyway i'm hoping to loose something like a hundred pounds in the long run so it's gonna take a lot of work but i think this site has what it takes to help me out with all of its useful tools. Fri, 12 Jun 2009 22:14:33 EST Hi From Vancouver :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x25838324 Hi, <BR> I'm a fashion design student, originally from the states. I've been in BC for about 5 months now, and will be here until December. I decided to get back on the spark people bandwagon, and get back in shape and stay healthy. Hopefully I will make some good friends along the way :) Tue, 26 May 2009 22:52:09 EST Hi! Another from Maple Ridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x25166451 Hi ladies! <em>213</em> <BR> I'm Kristy, a 27 yr old mum in Maple Ridge and I found this site yesterday and already LOVE IT! This is just what I need to keep me accountable to losing the weight I've accumulated over two pregnancies in 4 years! I am huge fan of good food and just need to remember portions and moderation, lol. I love cooking (and baking, which is probably where a good 20 lbs came from!) and love sharing recipes! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all, <BR> Chee... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:12:40 EST hello from Maple Ridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x24534261 HI I am just starting my journey to better health. Would love to meet people in my area for walks. Tue, 7 Apr 2009 23:43:26 EST Cardio Pumping Playlist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x24291751 Hi Ladies! <BR> <BR> I need to spice up my workout so I am looking for some really cardio pumping tunes to download. What are your ultimate favorites? Tue, 31 Mar 2009 09:12:07 EST Dinner for One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x24273762 My SO travels a lot so I have to have dinner-for-one about 10 days a month. I try to have serving size containers of leftovers on hand, but if I run out of leftovers it is hard not to make too much and eat too much. Any suggestions? Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:31:42 EST Kelowna Girls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x24259665 Any Kelowna girls here? Wanna get a team? Summer is coming and in my current state there is no way I'm getting into any boat looking the way I do now. <BR> I rejoined my gym ( Global) 2 weeks ago and have lost 2 lbs. That's a bit under what I need to accomplish. <BR> Sticky spots for me are my knees. Anyone found any good knee remedies? (it sucks being a Boomer with ratched knees) Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:38:44 EST Hello from Burnaby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x24072672 Hello! My name is Candice and I joined SP about a week ago. <BR> <BR> I am 37 years old, married, 4 kids, 1 nephew, 4 homestay kids, run my online store during the day, yes my life is crazy! :-) <BR> <BR> My store has health and fitness products so naturally I want to be a good representative of health and fitness... I'm not at this point. :-) <BR> <BR> I am doing a 180 and revamping life as I know it. I am putting more activity, better nutrition, supplements, and lots of water into my bod... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 03:23:29 EST Greetings from Squamish!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x24008459 Hi everyone.. I signed up for Sparkpeople a few years ago, but didn't take advantage of everything on here. Thats about to change!! I am a 44 yr old mom 7 and grandmother of 3 who really needs to put herself first every now and again!! I work too much and worry about everyone else too much, and my weight and health are showing the signs of that neglect. I have about 50 lbs to lose..and for once I am going to try and do it the right way...not with any stupid fad diets. <BR> Hope everyone is ha... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 21:52:26 EST YELL AT YOUR FAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x24001849 HI EVERYONE! <BR> <BR> I dont know if you guys use podcasts, but if you do.... I recommend this one!! It's really good! <BR> <BR> It's about this lady who has lost 139 pounds! and she's sharing her experiences :) she's very personable and I've been really enjoying it! <BR> <BR> check it out! <link>www.yellatyourfat.com </link> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 16:32:05 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x23930941 Hello! I just joined the BC girls group and thought I'd introduce myself! I'm 23, and I just moved back to BC after living in Alberta for the past couple years. While I was there I gained about 40lbs, and now that I'm back in a Sunny province I'm ready to lose it hopefully in time for summer! I'm so glad to be back! Anyways, that's me in a nutshell! Take Care everyone. Thu, 19 Mar 2009 03:29:54 EST Spring Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x23876903 Good Morning Everyone; <BR> With St. Patrick' Day here, I know spring is just around the corner. Let's all put a Spring in our step, and jump high over the hurdles we Think are in our way. We Can Do IT! <em>137</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:58:22 EST Good Morning from Terrace http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x23761730 Its wet and snowing in Terrace this morning. I've had a good week, stuck to my plan and feel good about myself. I've had a tough 2 weeks, have only lost 1 pound so I've increased my exercise time. Good luck to everyone and hopefully we will all be seeing alot "less" of each other in the weeks to come. <em>9</em> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:10:14 EST What's happening in Fort St John? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x23547056 I'm from Victoria and will be heading the Ft St John in 2 weeks. Can anyone give me some insight as to what to expect weather wise and a few "must see" things. I'm only there for 2 days and I want to make the most of it. <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Mar 2009 13:13:19 EST Hello from NEBC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x23437679 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Nancy, I have four kids. The oldest is 19 & the youngest is 6.5 mos! Crazy I know.... <BR> I am 37, & after having my baby girl I have found that I have really packed on the pounds over the last 6 mos. I really want to get back into shape & lose 20-30# before summer. I have more that that to lose, this is my goal for now. I have recently started working out a gym, I try to do some yoga at home or in a class when time permits with two children 2 & under. <BR> My hobbies are ... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 10:57:21 EST Hello from Belcarra! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x23299832 I am looking to lose 25 lbs and with Team BC's help I know I can do it. My short term goal is to lose 6 lbs by Mar 21/09. I am marvelling at all the wonderful profiles and thinking that one day I will know what I'm doing well enough to have one of my own. Fri, 27 Feb 2009 01:52:38 EST Hello! from the beautiful Creston Valley. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x23231534 Not only am I new to this Sparkteam, I'm new to Sparkpeople period. Three weeks ago I joined Weight Watchers online, having decided that it was time to get my life in order. I've spent most of the last year or so, looking after my husband who has been going through some pretty serious health issues. As a result, I've let my own health suffer and have regained the weight I lost 2 years ago. This time I want to start living a healthier and more mindful lifestyle. I think I finally have the... Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:06:04 EST Act Now BC: pledge & enter to win Olympic tix! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x22963003 <link>www.actnowbc.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is BC's very own website dedicated to healthy living. Take the challenge and make three pledges to a healthier life & world, and you could win tickets to the Olympics! A good resource and a nice incentive... just wanted to share. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 15:28:36 EST hi from Nanaimo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x22705396 I've lost about 15 pounds and feeling really good about myself. Would like to lose about another 35. Is anyone going through weight watchers or la weight loss or any of the weight loss groups? Sun, 8 Feb 2009 13:21:18 EST anyone having problems entering calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x22275833 hallo everyone <BR> <BR> i was wondering how to get around the fact that the calories on Canadian food labels don't match the info on the nutrition page when entering the totals for the day <BR> any help would be appreciated please, i don't want to slow things down because of under or overestimating calories Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:33:28 EST FOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x21994034 The FOG- What the heck? Why does it not blow away? The cold damp is getting into my joints and making them ache- The lack of sunlight is making me wilt! I went tanning yesterday to compensate! :) <BR> <BR> I have felt my urge to get exercise dip. <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? <BR> <BR> <em>225</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:16:31 EST Golden Girl Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21976466 Hi there! I am sort of new here. I am from Golden BC, and I have had my Spark account active for some time, but never really checked it out. Can anyone explain to me more about how this works? Is anyone from around Golden? Sat, 17 Jan 2009 18:21:26 EST Hello from Salmon Arm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21940703 Just saying hello to everyone in BC! <BR> Also, wanted to know if anyone else lives in the vicinity? Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:34:46 EST Hi from Smithers. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21940153 Just joined BC girls but have been a procrastinating member of SP for approx 2 years. I can see how I want to be - so there is hope! Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:18:25 EST Hiya from Princeton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21834602 Hey All! <BR> <BR> I've been a lurker on SP for a long time but decided really recently to get serious and commit to both SP and a weight loss plan. I'm 28 and from Princeton (born and raised). I'm married with 4 beautiful kids. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! <BR> <BR> Jennica Tue, 13 Jan 2009 21:22:42 EST Hi from the Abbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21427953 Hi! I'm new to this and still getting used to all the tools available in the site. The nutrition tracker is great. I was surprised to find out how much fat I really was consuming daily even when I thought I was eating healthy. <BR> <BR> I think this site is going to help me to reach my goals. It is not just about the number but about the knowledge that I can do it. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year's! Wishing everyone the best of success in 2009! <BR> <BR> Tracy <em>224</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 17:46:29 EST Hello from the Kootenay's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21395128 Hi all, <BR> My name is Amie, I'm from Creston and trying to get back into the swing of things after spending 2 years in the OK. for school. With many many nights of Nachos, Wings and movies and Popcorn (mmmmmmmhmmm)I've kinda fallen off track. I love snowmobiling (really really really badly)and Cars and going to different Car shows. <BR> <BR> My goals for this year are to lose weight for my wedding August 8th, and to improve my upper body strength and cardio vascular endurance (no big dea... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 18:22:02 EST Happy Holidays from Abbotsford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21273015 Just saying hello and wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy 2009. <BR> <BR> Marilyn from Abbotsford :-) Tue, 30 Dec 2008 00:39:17 EST Hi from Victoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21255306 Hi I am Jacquelin from Victoria - I have a LOT of weight to lose and need motivation!!!! So glad to be here and hope to get to know you! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 13:24:53 EST Hello From N Delta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21251585 Just joined the BC Girls team, been a member of Sparks for many years and really haven't used it, so hoping the more personalized group will keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> I'm recently retired so have time for exercise (no excuses) and have just joined a new gym (She's Fit) just up the street from me (so really no excuses) well I guess just one snow,. <BR> <BR> See Ya Lighter <BR> Lynda Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:30:13 EST Hello from Horsefly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21237901 I a member since quite a few years and always made it very, very close to my goal and then.....summer hits. So far I have never been able to keep going through the summer. Summer is my busiest time of the year, with lots of visitors and guests. I always gain back what I lost and this year some more <BR> <em>46</em> . <BR> Well, I decided to start again and am so happy to have found the BC girls team. I am from BC too. Living in beautiful Horsefly on Horsefly Lake in the Cariboo Mountains. H... Sun, 28 Dec 2008 21:27:39 EST Hello hello from New West! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x21002238 Hellooooo BC Girls! <BR> <BR> I'm 22, and am currently working on my second degree. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English, and am 7 months away from my Bachelor of Education degree, as an Elementary School teacher. <BR> <BR> I have been fighting the numbers on the scale now for about 3 and a half years. When I started university, I was playing varsity soccer and stayed at my goal weight. Then, I got a boyfriend (we're no longer together) and got too comfortable in my lif... Wed, 17 Dec 2008 01:53:04 EST From Maple Ridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x20743923 Hello! <BR> <BR> I live in Maple Ridge and work downtown Vancouver. <BR> <BR> This is my second time around on SparkPeople - the first time I shied away from the community aspect and am hoping by jumping right in on day 1 it will help my success rate. <BR> <BR> I had my 3rd baby this year and am ready to get my body back! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know all of you! <BR> Harmony Sat, 6 Dec 2008 17:35:06 EST Hi from Vancouver East end! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x20532632 Shout to all! Hope everyone is having a great day! Thu, 27 Nov 2008 15:48:35 EST Hi from North Van http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x19797111 Hi everyone!! Just joined this team, though I've been with Spark for a while now. I live in North Van and am a mom to 3 kids, ages 12, 8, and 5. I love to run, do yoga and snowboard and I am an elementary school teacher! Thu, 30 Oct 2008 17:52:45 EST Hello From Vancouver' West End! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x19491764 I have an idea that perhaps the girls in B.C. have several things in common- geography, climate, food, exercise as well as philosophies on life so here I am to check it out. <BR> <BR> Tumdaloo from Vancouver Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:55:32 EST Started a Mid-Vancouver Island group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x19480196 Just wanted to let all the islanders know I started A Mid-vancouver Island group, that I hope to be able to organize walks and hikes through. <BR> Anyone on the island is welcome to join, though any events will be mid-island. <BR> Thanks everyone! Sun, 19 Oct 2008 23:37:10 EST Hello from Nanaimo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x19331413 Hello everyone, just wanted to say hello. I'm 28 and from Nanaimo and have about 24 pounds to lose. I'm hoping that this time I will be able to do it. <BR> <BR> Chat soon, <BR> Kristy Tue, 14 Oct 2008 13:57:22 EST Thanksgiving Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x19244414 May your stuffing be tasty <BR> May your turkey plump, <BR> May your potatoes and gravy <BR> Have never a lump. <BR> May your yams be delicious <BR> And your pies take the prize, <BR> And may your Thanksgiving dinner <BR> Stay off your thighs! <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Oct 2008 11:25:12 EST Hey all! who else is from surrey? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x18954570 Hi everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself...I'm Stephanie, I'm 22 and I live in Surrey. I work downtown as a practical nurse (shift workers unite!) <BR> Spark people has been pretty much the best and only weight loss support I have as of late (my not so fabulous friends have decided that they hate anything not deep fried and any activity resembling exercise :( ) So I'm hoping to connect with people who share the idea that health and wellness are worthwhile...and that exercise can really... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:23:44 EST Hello BC... Trying to get back into Spark... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x18912348 It was a huge help leading up to my wedding in the Fall of '07. I came within pounds of my goal and kept most of it off until my honeymoon... then came January <em>198</em> Unfortunately, within a month I was back to where I started - so much for New Year's resolutions. Now I'm fighting my way back again. <BR> <BR> I'm getting all my stats back up to date, will start tracking my cals, activity and start getting in some challenges!!! Mon, 29 Sep 2008 18:56:14 EST Announcment!!! - Get Yourself in the Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x18826437 12 WEEK CHALLENGE STARTING OCTOBER 7TH! <BR> <BR> Open enrollment for a 12 week challenge starting October 7th and runs through December 30th. <BR> <BR> Keep yourself accountable through the Holidays! <BR> <BR> Weekly weigh-ins with your individual colored teams every Tuesday, plus daily posting as you bond with your individual colored team. Group challenges weekly, plus fun challenges thrown in. If you are interested, use the link below to visit the team. Please read the rules and othe... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:46:01 EST Anyone in Revelstoke??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x18733403 Looking for partners in town to run, ski, hike, climb...let me know if you're around here?!?!? Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:48:16 EST Hello from Langley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x18631100 Hi Everyone... <BR> I'm calling from Langley. Formerly from the island. <BR> Nice to see so many people from BC located here. <BR> Fri, 19 Sep 2008 17:48:51 EST Invitation to a Fundraising Music Event for Haiti http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x18589839 Hi My fellow BC'ers. Since we are saving money by eating less, I thought I would challenge you to take some of those savings and participate in our Music Night Fund Raiser for the Poor in Haiti Where? Coquitlam Christian Centre (Oct. 18th 7:00 pm Admission 5:00 plus a free will offering. Our Haiti pastor will be here to share the needs of Haiti. <BR> Check our website for details www.lightoftheworldministries.net <BR> Hope to see you there. Note: the poorest person in our province is ri... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:42:59 EST Surrey Shoreline Cleanup Saturday September 20/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x18585846 If your not busy this coming Saturday September 20, between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM and looking for something to do that will help make an impact on the environment and be part of a week long worldwide cleanup? Why don't you join us at Brownsville Bar Park (foot of Old Yale Road and the Fraser River) and get some fresh air, exercise and just have a plain good time meeting others who believe in making a difference? If you would like anymore information you can call me @ 604-290-1705 Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:53:34 EST Meeting is cancelled for now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x18573951 Too many people are too scared to come to Metrotown let alone the food court there. I need to seek out some other place then. <BR> <BR> I was thinking it wasn't as expensive as a restaurant that will expect us to pay at least 3 to 5 dollars per person,perhaps more, and I'm not buying anything but for myself. <BR> <BR> Most restaurants don't like it if you sit there for a couple of hours just drinking soda or coffee. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions ? <BR> <BR> We could meet at the Ricky's th... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:13:34 EST Meetup on 26th of September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x18440077 BeeGurl and I thought of putting a little group together too. So I said I'd take care of it. <BR> <BR> So if you know how to get to Metrotown mall and where the big food court is meet us there at 6:30pm, you can come a bit later if you can't make it then, it's not set in stone as per arrival time. I want to get together once a month usually on a Friday and meetup for support and to discuss weight loss related matters and just make some new friends. <BR> <BR> I will make a sign and put it ... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 07:17:36 EST Island girls? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9042x18412210 Just wondering how many island girls we have here andif anyone wants to try to do a get together at some point! Fri, 12 Sep 2008 00:20:29 EST New to Vancouver! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9042x18128179 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm a recent transplant from San Francisco. Just wanted to say hello and see if people had recommendations for good places to run. I'm up for exploring the greater Vancouver area! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone. Mon, 1 Sep 2008 15:53:45 EST