SparkPeople Losing Easy in the Big Easy (New Orleans) Team Messageboard This is a team for follow Creasant City members. I figure that if we are strong enough to rebuild together, we can be even stronger losing weight together. SparkPeople Losing Easy in the Big Easy (New Orleans) Team Messageboard Hello...anyone out there?! I wish our group was a little more active on here. I would love to chat with locals about their goals and whatnot. It seems we don't even have a leader anymore. Does anyone feel the same way I do? Sigh. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 22:37:34 EST Signing Off! Morning team. I just wanted to wish you all the best of luck. I joined Spark People to drop a few pounds and get healthy. I was looking for a team that was more involved with encouraging each other. Hopefully you will get a team leader and be able to be more supportive of each other. If you are one of the few active members I think you will benefit from finding a different group. Good luck to each and every one of you!! <em>220</em> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 08:39:11 EST Developing Healthy Habits! I have incorporated walking into my daily life. I have given up cigerettes and Dr. Pepper. I am watching what I eat. The changes I have been making are becoming habits already, and hubby and grandson enjoy the walks we take after dinner. <em>224</em> Wed, 9 Nov 2011 13:09:41 EST Get Active Team!! Good morning team!! I was able to walk3 miles this morning and plan another walk for this afternoon. We are luck here in NOLA that the weather allows us to get out and enjoy the day. Sparkguy says the more active you are with a team the better your changes of making changes, so lets get moving and become more active with the team!! <em>252</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 10:15:16 EST Get Active Team!! Good morning team!! I was able to walk3 miles this morning and plan another walk for this afternoon. We are luck here in NOLA that the weather allows us to get out and enjoy the day. Sparkguy says the more active you are with a team the better your changes of making changes, so lets get moving and become more active with the team!! <em>252</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 10:14:58 EST Keep on Moving! I walked my grandson to daycare and then walked to Bible study. Round trip for both is 2 miles. Trying to walk whenever possible. Plus I'm saving gas and being green. Feels good!! <em>244</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:26:17 EST A Glorious Morning in NOLA Good morning team. I was up early because of the time change so I went for a 3 mile walk. I enjoyed watching the sun come up, hearing the birds chirp, and watching the squirrels run and play. The weather was great for my outing. If you missed the opportunity to get out there and see God's creation wake up this morning you really missed a blessing. Have a great Sunday and remember to keep moving. <em>244</em> Sun, 6 Nov 2011 09:29:27 EST Get Involved!! Come on team, get involved and encourage each other!! <em>220</em> Sat, 5 Nov 2011 09:15:38 EST What Motivates You!! Good morning team. I was just wondering what motivates you? I got a hair cut yesterday and dyed my hair red. For some reason I feel more determined when I have red hair. I am walking between 1.5 and 3 miles a day. I'm not seeing a big drop on the scales yet but know that will come in time. I feel better about myself and that's what is important. Shake it up....motivate yourselves!! <em>104</em> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:21:05 EST Unfriendly Scales The scales are not my friend. I was discouraged at weight in today. I can feel a change in the fit of my pants, not a lot, but some. Remember that the scales are not the way to gauge your progress. <em>46</em> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 09:30:03 EST Blew It! Well I blew it yesterday but am back on track today. <em>46</em> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:45:52 EST A Newbie Hello everybody. I'm knew to Spark People and have been in New Orleans for almost three years. I have 100 pounds to lose and was hoping to hook up with some people to help me stay motivated. <em>213</em> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:04:31 EST What are your goals for July 2011? The summer is here. What are you doing to keep the spark alive? Sat, 9 Jul 2011 17:41:51 EST Old Algiers River Fest (Free Event) Old Algiers RiverFest™ is presented annually to celebrate the cultural contributions of Old Algiers. This growing festival, now in its seventh year, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the traditional jazz and other indigenous sounds that came of age along the banks of the Mississippi River. A FREE authentic New Orleans cultural experience that features performances by some of the top names in traditional jazz, Gospel choirs, brass bands and Mardi Gras Indians, RiverFest™ also offers loc... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:50:34 EST Soul Fest: A great way to move and have fun Tomorrow I'm taking my daughter and nephew to Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo. It will be a great way to have some family-friendly fun and burn some calories. I'm going to keep moving for the 4 or so hours that I'm out there. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 23:29:22 EST Looking for a Personal Trainer.... Hi guys! <BR> <BR> I am looking for a personal trainer that comes to your house. Anyone know of any in the New Orleans area? I live on the Westbank and would like to find a trainer that would be willing to come to my house. I had one years ago but he moved to North Carolina. <BR> I've joined gyms before but it always works out the same way... I'm really shy so I don't like to go alone, then I don't know anyone there so I feel really out of place, I'm not doing the right exercises so I... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 16:24:29 EST Who Dat!!!! This is such an exciting time to be in New Orleans. I hope everyone manages to eat reasonably this weekend. Go SAINTS! Bring home that Superbowl championship. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:26:48 EST On Beng Awesome today... I was thinking in this thread as we approach quickly the last year of the 1st decade of the 21st century how we can change our mindset. It is very easy to see all what s wrong about the world (or about ourselves). <BR> <BR> Like many, I had a really rough year in 09 & sng the blues so well that B.B Kng wold have been proud of me! It was more but not the worst & challengng time, but I made it! <BR> <BR> So now I want attitude & spark to carry on! <BR> <BR> So I invited you to lst one thin... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:41:01 EST A New Year......A New ME.... Hi my name is Dale and I am excited to be a part of your team. I have been on more diets, tried more products, and have enough exercise equipment and dvds to start my own gym. But this time I ready to take control of my actions, thoughts, and behaviors. I am in CONTROL of my destiny. I welcome all of your suggestions, encouragement, and anything you can offer along this road I'm about to travel....I wish you all a very safe and Happy New Year Thu, 31 Dec 2009 13:34:55 EST Introduction a la Emily Hey all! Looking for some great, motivated folks to get to know and lose some weight with! I just moved down here in the Spring with my boyfriend and am loving every bit. I'm 27, a Social Worker, love being outdoors, watching football, volunteering, going to every festival and parade I can find and enjoying all that New Orleans has to offer! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you on this journey! Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:31:07 EST Jokes Being a man of many vices, when Boudreaux died he went straight to hell. Boudreaux seemed to enjoy his new home. The devil said "What's with you? this is hell, aren't you burning up?" Boudreaux said "You call this hot? Where I come from this is a spring day" So the devil turns the heat up. The next time he sees Boudreaux his stretched out on his lawn chair relaxing. So the devil said. "I know how to make him suffer." So he turns the temperature all the way down. It gets so cold that icicles a... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 23:30:26 EST SUMMER CHALLENGE I was wondering if anyone wanted to get a little challenge going for the summer? <BR> <BR> I am off for the summer so my goal is to jump start my program so that I will be in a good routine by the time I go back to work in August and I will be able to keep it up. <BR> <BR> I was thinking to aim for 15lbs. for June and July. That seems realistic. <BR> <BR> Challenge Goals: <BR> <BR> Lose 15 lbs by July 31. <BR> <BR> 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week. <BR> <BR> At least 8 glasses of ... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 16:45:33 EST emoticon your feelings today! Since we don't seem to be too much of a verbal team, let's emoticon our feelings <em>15</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:44:30 EST Lent Club -- Let's get rocking & lose some weight I am serious, NOLA, I have gained 10 pounds from all the king cake I ate. Every day somebody brought a king cake and I tried them all. I must tell you that Antoines caramel with strawberry filling, yum, but it went straight to my tum. <BR> <BR> We have 39 days left, let me know how your weight loss journey or increased cardio is going, or just how you are doing in general. <em>146</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:04:02 EST Unbreak my heart: American Heart Month February is American Heart Month. Do something for your heart and for your sweetheart's heart. Eat a heart healthy food each day. Take a walk with your sweetheart. Post what you are doing to get and keep your heart healthy. Share any suggestions or ideas about how to make this tastier or more interesting. Sat, 31 Jan 2009 00:52:09 EST I'm just wondering if "crescent" is spelt wrong in the introduction for a reason? <BR> Or is that just an oversight? <BR> <BR> It's spelt "Creasant...which isn't a word.. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 01:59:08 EST January Get Fit Challenge Since most of us have listed our goals for 2009 what better way to start the new year then to be accountable to each other every day. NO EXCUSES this year!! <BR> <BR> Here's what I thought we all could do....... <BR> <BR> Post each day what you accomplished...... <BR> <BR> Let's aim for....... <BR> <BR> 1) 30 minutes of cardio <BR> 2) Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day <BR> 3) Eat something healthy each day <BR> <BR> Copy & paste the 3 daily goals into your post and when you comp... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:38:59 EST Jazz Fest 2009 The schedule is out, go to -- <BR> <BR> <BR> The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation <BR> Festival Mailing Address: <BR> 336 Camp Street Ste 250 <BR> New Orleans, LA 70130 <BR> (504) 410-4100 <em>190</em> <em>108</em> <em>276</em> <em>268</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:17:37 EST The SNOW! Waking up to a snow covered patio and seeing it on cars and roofs... wow how lovely. Snow in New Orleans...who would have guessed?? <BR> <BR> Suppose my bf and I will have to workout indoors today. Created a really cool cardio and strength training program for days like this. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day. Stay warm and safe.. you know people here can barely drive well when it's raining no telling what snow may do.... Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:06:49 EST Goals for 2009 My Three Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Be more positive at work. <BR> <BR> 2) Walk five out of seven days for at least 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> 3) Drop 25 pounds and keep off the 15 I've lost. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 06:48:47 EST Log In Points Today 5 - as I watched the 20 roll by. <BR> <BR> Hi Ya'll, <BR> <BR> Trying to spark some interest in this small N.O. team. Sat, 8 Nov 2008 13:22:07 EST TEAM CHALLENGE: Ten Pounds in Six Weeks Hello New Orleans Team: <BR> <BR> Sine we are a City that loves to eat and loves to party and it's getting to be that time of year again - Thanksgiving (oyster dressing, Creole gumbo, stuffed mirlitons, pecan pie) Christmas (pralines) and Mardi Gras (king cakes). Let's get a healthy running start by dropping some pounds. Anyone interested in joining the challenge to drop 10 in 6? <BR> <BR> 10/31 10 to go <BR> 11/7 <BR> 11/14 <BR> 11/21 <BR> 11/28 <BR> 12/5 <BR> 12/12 <BR> <em>216</em> ... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 14:40:59 EST Why all old post's!? Is anyone still on this site? I just added myself as a new member and said hello to everyone. But, then I noticed that most of the posts were all made on 2007. Let me know if your still around. <BR> <BR> julie Sun, 6 Apr 2008 09:39:03 EST Best places to eat in NOLA Where in NOLA have you had good experiences with portions, calories, health, ingredients, accommodating staff, etc (as far as eating healthy)? Wed, 8 Aug 2007 12:17:31 EST Hi ya'll I just found this site and it seems to be just what I need. I have been serios about this weight thing since January and have lost 30 lbs so far. Yippy!! <BR> I want another 30 (or 40?) <BR> I am a RN in Covington. So what's up? Fri, 15 Jun 2007 23:35:11 EST To all the Mothers out there.... I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day ... I got the best Mother's day gift ..My daughter informed me that she was 5th in her class this school year and that for my gift she was going to clean the entire house for me ... I would have been happy just knowing that she is doing so well in school ...the pressure for these kids today WOW.... I know that I am not smarter than a 5th grader .... LOL <BR> <BR> Y'all have a great weekend ...Kim Fri, 11 May 2007 12:12:46 EST Hey! Where did everybody go? Is everyone doing okay? Even if you've been having crappy days, it's okay. They're gone. This one will be a good one! Thu, 3 May 2007 04:16:47 EST UPDATE So I am just checking in to see how everyone is doing on their new healthy lifestyle. My women and I have been doing very well so far working out alot and eating good. I have to say that this web site really helps me keep going at it. <BR> How about everyone else? Thu, 22 Mar 2007 19:28:42 EST cardio Does anybody on here like jogging or running for their cardio days Tue, 20 Mar 2007 19:38:07 EST Dieting speed bumps I would like everyone to name some of the hardest things about dieting is for you, and what if any you do to over come these hardships. I hope by all of us doing this it will help each other by pointing out diet pitfalls and how to avoid or manage them. <BR> Some of my diet hardship are: <BR> -Finding time to eat 4-5 meals a day. <BR> -Loving food to much. I know that at times I eat too big of portions or grab a second helping, not because I am still hungry, but because that meal many just ta... Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:09:43 EST