SparkPeople Outdoor Fun Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9881 Individuals of all ages who love doing outdoor things. Hiking, camping, outdoor sports and individuals that are up for challenges. SparkPeople Outdoor Fun Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9881 New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x56877660 Hi everyone! I am new to the team and a returning Sparker. I look forward to getting to know all of you on this adventure. =) Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:52:26 EST We can do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x55641165 Hey to all ma girlz out there who are struggling to be fit and healthy big time. It has not been easy and we have been quite absent. But it must not stay that way, if we love to do our thing outdoors than welcome again. We are going on this hicking journey together. we won't be leaving anyone behind, and everyone shall be a winner this time so pack your outdoor stuff and let's get going. Cos i can't do it on my own and neither can you. I am waiting for you all to prepare for the next challe... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 02:00:14 EST Camping out west http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x48718950 Planning a trip out west this summer with my two children (12 and 15) and wondering about camping safety in the national parks. Looking at Yellowstone NP, Rocky Mountain NP, and wondering if it is more advisable to stay in the lodges/cabins. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:32:04 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x48662239 I am new to the team and just wanted to say "hi". Sat, 23 Jun 2012 23:17:52 EST Zip Line Canopy Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x47957262 I am new to the team and wanted to tell you about an amazingly fun thing that I did this weekend. I took my daughter and 6 friends (all 15) to a zip line canopy challenge course and I participated as well! The course is set in the treetops and you go from platform to platform between trees. there are 44 challenges and 18 zip lines all the way down the mountain. It was an amazing AND challenging experience and I'm really glad that we experienced it! I have no idea how many calories you bu... Mon, 7 May 2012 14:41:50 EST Motivational SparkBlogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6205x9881x45076406 I love reading the blogs here on Spark - it always makes me want to get my butt in gear so I can write my own happy blogs! <BR> <BR> Here is a good one I read this morning - We should all be Spreading the Spark! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/communit<BR>y_highlight_detail.asp?hid=161 </link> <BR> <BR> This link will take you to the Community Highlights page - which can also be found on the Community Home Page. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/communit<BR>y_... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:28:31 EST Call for Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x44681374 The other day I came home from running some errands and my hubbs was in the front yard weeding the beds. My first reaction was - 'That is so great!' I was just thinking about how messy those bed were and how I should really clean them up. Followed immediately by 'Great - he's left the weeds in the lawn if I want them picked up, I'll have to do it.' <BR> <BR> This got me thinking - a few months ago, if I hadn't gone out to do the yard work already I would have gotten out of the car gotten my ... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:27:28 EST Try Something New September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16554x9881x44064989 <em>149</em> <em>150</em> <em>207</em> <em>17</em> <em>207</em> <em>150</em> <em>149</em> <BR> TIME TO TRY SOMETHING NEW! <BR> In recognition of the Back to School season lets all try something new. <BR> Thanks ABCDHAK for this Challenge! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are a few ideas: <BR> <BR> <em>295</em> a new trail <BR> <em>309</em> a different route <BR> <em>344</em> a new strength routine <BR> <em>405</em> a new pose <BR> <em>325</em> a new activity <BR> <e... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:58:28 EST Canadian saying Hello from Norway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x43067803 Hi! I am new here and just wanted to introduce myself. As my topic name says, I am a Canadian, but living with my husband in Norway. Both countries with a lot of beautiful, northern landscapes. I grew up on a prairie farm and now living in a maritime culture -two extremes, both great and outdoorsy. Since I love the outdoors so much, it is one of the main things that really encourages me to get moving. It is a way of being for me that will just always be part of my life. I like to walk, hike, ... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:32:24 EST May Motivation Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16554x9881x41518675 <em>243</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>236</em> <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Are you familiar with all the motivational resources here at SparkPeople? <BR> If you think the Nutrition and Fitness trackers are as good as it gets you are missing out. <BR> Each week in the month of May I'll post links to motivational resources here at SparkPeople. <BR> Your challenge - CHECK THEM OUT!! <BR> <BR> ***Bonus Challenge*** <BR> What moti... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:56:57 EST Any Runners - or Wanna-be Runners? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x41500952 I am a wanna-be runner. I just started the SP rookie running program. I tried to increase my running gradually when I first started SP but the seasons changed and made it pretty hard to keep training with 3 little guys. My youngest son starts kindergarten this year so I'll be able to train longer into the foul weather seasons without feeling guilty about keeping my children out in it. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 17:14:03 EST Picture Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16554x9881x41345055 Get outside. Try something new, or do something you love and get a picture of yourself. Post it on your SP page, on your SP blog or as your SP profile picture and come back here and tell us about your adventure. <BR> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:47:27 EST What did you do outside today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x41343063 Today I planted bell peppers, lettuce and spinach in my garden. I am hoping to go for a walk this afternoon. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:54:06 EST Let's Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x41343001 Daily, weekly, monthly... Drop by and tell us how you've been doing. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:51:13 EST Woo Hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6205x9881x41342865 <BR> Did you meet a goal? <BR> Lose a pound? <BR> Lose a half inch? <BR> Track all of your food intake for the day? <BR> <BR> Come here to celebrate and encourage! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>194</em> <em>190</em> <em>7</em> <em>192</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:42:54 EST Spring Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x41278088 Winter was a blast, sledding and making snowmen with the boys. But now all I can think about is muddy trails and the sweet scent of new growth in the fresh spring air. <BR> <BR> What adventures or activities are you planning for spring? Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:10:07 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x41059984 Hello all :) I am new to the team and just wanted to say hello. Can't wait to hear "what's up" with all of you. <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 21:56:03 EST just introducing my self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x40135889 Hi my name is Ashlie im 18 almost ninteen next month. umm.. i work all the time and i dont have many friends since they all moved away so i havent had musc to do and i dont normally talk to new people in my area because everyone is usually rude lol. anyway, i joined this because i love to go on adventures and find new things and inspirations. there are still so many things i want to do that i havent done and i figured if i talk to people that are into the same things as me it would give me mo... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 07:24:01 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x39620868 Hi all. I was recently given the honor of being a team leader for this SparkTeam! This was my first opportunity to post since I have started a couple of classes for special education. :-) <BR> <BR> I hope to be a more active leader. Right now the weather is HORRIBLE, and as an outside girl, I HATE HATE HATE this cold weather. I don't know why I live in Chicago. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am a runner and weight lifter. Lately, I've gained too much weight and am very unhappy with that. I am training... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:58:33 EST Snowboarding in Buffalo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x39226577 Hi, my name is Shannon. I am originally from south florida, but I live in Buffalo NY now as of a year ago. I am look for someone fun to go snowboarding with during these snowy months! :) Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:39:51 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x37596467 Hi, my name is Lisa. I am so glad I found sparkpeople. I need to lose about 90 lbs. I have struggled with weight since I was 18 and I am ready to make a change. I love doing lots of outdoor activities. Recenly my health seems to be in question, so I am going to everything I can to be healthy. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:34:55 EST GET OUT OF MY STATE: Distance Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16554x9881x36581242 I’ve been thinking of a challenge that would work well for the OUTDOOR GIRL theme and I think I have one. I challenge the group is to get out of Florida! You will start at the beach on the east coast and travel to the border of ALABAMA! It is a distance of 361 miles. <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> 1. You must travel in at least three modes of transportation. You can Kayak, Swim and Run.. You can hike, bike and roller-skates. Just 3 different forms can be used. In this competition you are allo... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 11:51:48 EST What OUTDOOR Activity is Popular in Your Area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x36485736 Part of getting to know everyone is to find out a little about each person. Lets start by where you are from, and what outdoor actives is your area known for? Sat, 4 Sep 2010 17:55:40 EST Outdoor Actives for the Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x36485701 Summer is still here.. I'm still enjoying the beach quite a bit. But fall is right around the corner. What fall OUTDOOR actives are you all planning on doing? Anyone with plans of trying something new? Sat, 4 Sep 2010 17:52:32 EST Labor Day Weekend Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16554x9881x36481091 Lets see how many calories we can burn on a three day weekend.. one catch! the Activity must be an Outdoor one. No posting walks on the treadmill, YES posting walks on the beach :) <BR> <BR> Saturday: <BR> Sunday: <BR> Monday: <BR> <BR> Special goodie to all that enter. Sat, 4 Sep 2010 12:01:58 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x35716111 Hello! My name is Jessica and I live in Morro Bay, CA. I love to surf and I am always looking for people to enjoy the surfing experience with me! I enjoy hiking the local dog-friendly trails with my blue-nose pit, Raine. When I am not busy sitting in class, studying and working, I also like rollerblading, biking and running. Russ, my wonderful boyfriend of 5 years, has promised to teach me to kayak soon! I will try anything at least once and I am always up for new experiences and opport... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 18:32:10 EST Are you in So Cal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x31506100 If so click the link in my sig! We are trying to find groups of people to go out every weekend for hiking, biking, running, jogging, beach sports, anything fun that is outside!!! Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:41:57 EST Eating right - camping w/o fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x31400904 I'm not really camping, but it's like I'm camping - I don't have access to a fridge or a way to cook anything, and I'm often cold and wet. <BR> <BR> Any ideas how to eat healthy? I'm getting really tired of cold salads in cold weather. <BR> <BR> I can occasionally do the ice-in-cooler thing, but that gets really expensive and the ice doesn't last long. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:11:06 EST How will you celebrate the end of the cold snap? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x31041133 Bike after work today by hook or by crook! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 07:33:29 EST Hiya folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x30378537 Hello all, <BR> My name is Leslie.. not new to SP, but I am getting back into it after a hiatus... Hoping with this team that I can find people that will help motivate me and also with some good ideas of activities in Northern VA that I haven't tried yet. I love all things outdoors... hiking, fishing, camping, snowboarding... you name it I'm down... just have to catch me on a weekend I'm not working:o) Thu, 17 Dec 2009 02:51:52 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x30248332 Hello, everyone! I am new to sparkpeople and am looking forward to friendship and support in my weight-loss journey. Have a great night! Wed, 9 Dec 2009 22:53:19 EST Longer nights - get out in the dark and cold.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x29539528 For many of us (north), it is fall, the days are getting short, and it may be getting cold. I come home after work to find a brief window of daylight, and some of us come home after sunset. <BR> <BR> How are you getting your outdoor fix???? Thu, 5 Nov 2009 08:18:46 EST Hi from Atlanta! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x29343587 Hey group! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to give a quick introduction of myself! I'm a 26 y/o single female from the Metro Atlanta who's interested in not only becoming healthy, but also meeting new friends! <BR> <BR> I'd love to meet locals to hike and/or workout with! I'm a complete hiking novice(NEVER been and I can't wait to get my first hike under my belt!). Weekend hiking would be ideal for me. <BR> <BR> I'm also an LA Fitness member and I wouldn't mind possibly working out together! <BR> ... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:18:41 EST New in Philly... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x26464215 Hi All...anyone from Philly out there? :) <BR> <BR> -Ang Sat, 20 Jun 2009 23:10:50 EST Get outside this weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x26221933 Hi ladies! Since this is the outdoor girls team I think it would be cool to hear about all the fun things everyone is doing OUTDOORS! <BR> <BR> This weekend I am playing in a soccer tournament with my mom in Beaumont, TX. She started playing soccer soon after I went to college. Now, every year I guest play with her 30+ team. This year I have been training hard so it should be the best year yet! Wish me luck!!!! Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:27:04 EST Anyone from Northern California?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x25166120 Hey there! I am new here and I think I like it already! <BR> <BR> We have a totally custom '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was featured on the cover of 4WD magazine. We go to Moab, Rubicon, Fordice, and all the trails in the Sierra's (Live in Placer County, CA). <BR> <BR> We also have several ATV's and go duning in the winter. Making a trip to Sand Mountain, NV for Mother's Day (my choice)...can't wait. <BR> <BR> I would say my passion is my quad (Yamaha YFZ450) but I love off-roadin' in t... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:56:13 EST hello from Washington state! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x24908011 Hi everyone! <BR> I'm so excited to have found this team! I use to be quite active outdoors but well...life happened. I am just getting outside again. <BR> <BR> I use to hike, camp, kayak, Jeep, sail, and whatever else came my way even though I've never been thin or all that fit. I'm working on all that though! <BR> <BR> This past weekend, I went on my first Jeep trip in a long time. I have a 97 Wrangler that just finished getting built-up. It was fun to take it out and see what it could... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 17:40:25 EST I AM DEAF FROM NJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x24521193 I love nature things. loves to go beach and walking in the water feel good. loves to go camping and relaxing.. i loves to go walking and looking differnt things. i loves to working on Gardening and sitting in the outside and watch bird eat in the feeder.. Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:31:47 EST One year on SparkPeople!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x24375444 And I still weigh the same (how depressing) but have about 3% less body fat... Obviously what I'm doing isn't working. HELP! Thu, 2 Apr 2009 17:04:06 EST I got my outdoor minutes on Saturday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x23140646 Our community had our Winterfest on Saturday - lots of craziness, and a good excuse to get out of the house. Never mind that it was in the lower 20's with 20-30 mph wind-driven snow!! <BR> <BR> So I was working a food booth for our local Business Association - stood in the cold for 7 hours. No one had mentioned that we didn't have a tent with SIDES on it :-( <BR> <BR> But I'm a Michigan girl - I own warm clothes. And I was a heck of a lot warmer than the girls who were the models for the... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 11:08:48 EST Staying off the computer is one of my goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x22675923 I realize this is counter-intuitive to the Spark People concept....but I didn't really start gaining weight until I discovered the internet. I need to regard the computer as "The Enemy" <BR> <BR> Even though this group is quite motivating, I've set a personal goal of staying off the computer in the morning, when I'm most likely to do more physical activities that actually burn calories instead of sitting on my butt. <BR> <BR> So I'm outta here for now - and I hope that nobody reads this po... Sat, 7 Feb 2009 11:45:19 EST Hi Group!! From SW Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x22651357 I may be 56, but I think I never grew up. Well, definitely "grew out"...but that's why I'm here...LOL! <BR> <BR> I've dabbled in SO many sports through the years - but I guess my favorites are anything that involve wind and water and snow...and hiking.. ooh, and horses...and cars/trucks...and fishing and camping.. <BR> <BR> Are you getting the picture?? <BR> <BR> And my husband is an awesome guy - but he's a tall, skinny couch potato. If I ask if he wants to go kayaking, he looks at me l... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 13:42:11 EST Hello from Idaho http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x22631187 I am new to this site. I love camping in the summer. Right now it is way too cold where I am to go camping, there be snow up in the mountains. So I am definitely counting down the days until camping begins. I usually go with my boyfriend either every weekend or every other weekend depending on our schedules. Hope to hear from you all soon. Thu, 5 Feb 2009 21:05:04 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x21884432 Newbie saying hi :) <BR> <BR> I love hiking and camping, especially in the winter. I'm going camping this weekend, in fact! My typical goal is to camp about one weekend a month. That doesn't always work out, but it's a good goal to shoot for. Losing 50 pounds is also a good goal :) <BR> <BR> Happy outdoors! Thu, 15 Jan 2009 02:18:03 EST Outdoors in the winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x21731655 Hows everyone doing with winter outdoors. We've had some nasty weather and it was hard tpo get outside but I'm going to keep trying. <BR> <BR> What activities are you doing?? Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:18:15 EST howdy from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x20901919 Been Sparking a wk,its great. Joined Outdoor Team, Scuba Team, Swimsuit Team. Will check in often. View my SparkPage, email me, whatever, want 2get2 know yall. <em>233</em> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 15:37:37 EST I'm new here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x19999138 Hi my name is Lacie. I am 25. I have a wonderful husband and beautiful little girl who is soon to be 8 months. I love anything outdoors. I grew up camping, hiking, hunting, skiing, etc. I love being outside. I joined Sparkpage a couple of months ago and my starting weight was 240 now I am down to 225. My goal is to be down to 270 by the end of April and then after that I'll set another goal. Thu, 6 Nov 2008 21:43:32 EST Role Call 10/25/2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6205x9881x19644453 Hey guys! I've been off and on because I'm still without a computer, but I've noticed it's been kind of quiet lately. How's everyone doing? Let us know you're still alive. Give us the good and bad! We can take it! Me, I'm back to my beginning weight. I am having a real bad time dealing with the stress. I can't remember the last time I was outside and so I'm depressed. I'm going to try to snap out of it this week. I'm sick of this merry go round. Personal relationship included. It's been ... Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:50:05 EST Hi I'm Grace from Rowlett, TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x18927255 I love just about anything outdoors and am willing to try just about anything. Key words being, "just about"....Right now, my new venture is kayaking. I'm going on my first kayaking adventure, nothing huge but I think it is since it involves being outside, this Sat. at Lake Ray Hubbard on the Rockwall side. It's for beginners and that's me. I've done some kayaking but only to help out my triathlon team. I'm looking forward to it, just wish I could get my husband involved. He's deathly af... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:15:37 EST Need Advice To Break the Pop Habit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x18703781 Hey Ladies, <BR> <BR> How's everyone doing? My daughter killed my computer a couple of weeks ago so it's been really hard getting to the website. But, I've also been so stressed out that I gained everything back and need some help to get sparking again! I have one of the worst habits in the world - I'm a serial pop drinker. Have been since I was a teenager. My parents said they should just put an IV in my arm to the 2-liter. So, I need some really serious advice about how to break the pop... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:46:24 EST Career Change! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x18249796 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I know this is a bit off-topic, but decided to share anyway in hopes that my fellow outdoor girls could lend me a hand. <BR> <BR> I have decided to embark on a career change into the world of Pharmaceutical Sales. I am currently hitting the job market very hard and am running into some difficulty breaking into this industry. While I do have an excellent proven sales record, it isn't in the medical field - which is what I believe is slowing me down. <BR> <BR> My qu... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 21:12:18 EST Hi I'm Nora from NY and I am ready!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x18216803 I am sooo tired of being tired! I love being out doors kayaking or backpacking or hiking or in the garden, but I find I just can not keep up :( <BR> <BR> <BR> But today is the day I start changing that! <BR> <BR> I have all of my own gear for kayaing and backing. I will go in any weather (well not rain ) <BR> <BR> I just feel I am getting older then I should be and that has to change TODAY! <BR> <BR> anyone want to go kayaking or backpacking soon? Thu, 4 Sep 2008 16:53:10 EST Hello! I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x17935348 Hi there! My name is Shannon & I'm from Kansas. This team really describes who I am. I love anything to do with the outdoors! I'm looking forward to SP and all of the new friends I'm going to meet. Thanks! Sun, 24 Aug 2008 21:35:14 EST BIIIG Setback! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x17795359 Hey everybody! Sorry I've been lost for a couple weeks. I had been doing so well, was working on strengthening my core and then BAM! the next thing I know my back went out and I was off my feet for two weeks. I'm so depressed about the whole thing. It was bad enough that I couldn't be active for a few weeks, but they put me on prednisone for awhile to get the inflammation down, so I'm all puffed up and hungry all the time. Plus, I think the prednisone actually makes me feel depressed which i... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:38:28 EST New here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x17774577 Been with SP for a while. I'm looking for a gorup that is interested in sharing Survival Skills/ Emegency preparedness Ideas. Any one here? Mon, 18 Aug 2008 15:58:58 EST back from vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x17745114 back from vacation and I've got a new blog about it Sun, 17 Aug 2008 15:31:29 EST Sorry, been MIA for a while! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6205x9881x17505210 But making it back one step at a time! <BR> <BR> The reason is because I'm having some fairly severe side effects and the process of getting off Effexor is equally difficult; the stuff is making me feel hideous. I was on 75mg/day for a mere 2 months. The most frightening side effect was that my body was heating up to seriously high temps which put me in a danger zone for stroke or heart attack of seizure. Additionally I was sweating rivers, yes rivers and was so keyed up, anxious and tense t... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 18:57:35 EST Kayaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x17112061 I really want to buy a kayak (recreational use mainly... I'm a beginner!) And was wondering if anyone has any tips or advice about looking for a personal kayak!?? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 27 Jul 2008 20:05:30 EST Food & exercise for camping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6205x9881x16969685 Morning everyone! :) So I need some help, tonight I'm going shopping for my weekend of camping and I need to know what the best veggies and fruits would be to pack for the weekend. I was thinking of getting cherries, apples and grapes, but I know that grapes have a lot of sugar in them don't they? Hmm I can't remember, then for veggies I was going to get some celery, snap peas and probably broccoli or something yummy like that. Any other suggestions on foods to eat? <BR> <BR> I also need som... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 09:30:29 EST Any Scuba divers out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x16839870 Hi from NJ. I recently had a few surgeries and was unable to exercise. Wanted to get back to the gym and work out with the trainer so bad so that I can get back in shape to go diving. I finally got permission and I've been working out hard and not grimacing at the trainer too much. I'm 46 and have been diving for 11 years. I'll take any kind of water except ice covered. Since I have to drink at least 128oz (4 litres) water a day for kidney stones, I joined the water goal. <em>91</em> Sat, 19 Jul 2008 00:00:54 EST Running Accountability Partners? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x16738355 Where did my running accountability partners run off to? Are any or all of you sticking to your running plans? I am on day 9 of my plan. I missed a couple of days 4th of July weekend, so I started the program over at the beginning the following Monday, and have not missed a day since. <BR> <BR> I would love to hear from you ladies, to find out where you are all at, and how you are all feeling. <BR> <BR> So far, I feel great! But I am a little nervous for the steady increases in running time... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:57:38 EST loosing wieght outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x16731441 Ok were all found spark because we wanted to loose weight............. I need to get back to it and it's out sidse time of year. Anybody out there want an outdoor loving buddy to trade challenges with???? Tue, 15 Jul 2008 17:28:56 EST Anyone have ideas for low-sodium trail mix? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x16690795 I can't eat regular store bought "trail mix" because of the sodium content, but I love a good snack when I am hiking. Guess I am just getting bored with the same ol' stuff I always eat. Mon, 14 Jul 2008 14:21:25 EST Positive Feedback http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x16596861 Positive Feedback <BR> Thought it would be nice to start a link where we could get some positive feedback for team members. <BR> Brag about yourself, point out a goal met by another team member, talk about the good thing that happened in your life today, or even a silly random story that was part of your day and made you smile <BR> ...whatever! <BR> Let' make it positive! Fri, 11 Jul 2008 03:27:35 EST What's up ladies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x16333160 Just wanted to see how everyone was. I've been strapped at work. People are taking vacations and the rest of us have to pick up the slack so I'm coming home exhausted. Plus had my brother's wedding in there. Not making consistent food choices and not getting as much exercise as I want. Tue, 1 Jul 2008 22:32:16 EST Recipes Spot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x16218228 Seems we need a good spot to share healthy and new Outdoor Girl recipes! <BR> <BR> If you all haven't figured it out...I'm way into veggies, tofu and fish. <BR> <BR> Let's share! <BR> Sat, 28 Jun 2008 02:39:29 EST Oregon anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x16101844 Hi Girls. I'm going to Portland over the Fourth of July weekend and am wondering if anyone either lives there or has been there and has any suggestions of outdoor places to go/things to see? I'm going to a blues fest at Waterfront Park, which is supposed to be a beautiful park. I'd love to do some light hiking in some woods. Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:15:14 EST What did you NOT eat today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x16076279 I saw this on another forum & thought it would be a good one here as well. Good place to congratulate ourselves. <BR> <BR> What did you NOT eat today? <BR> <BR> I passed on KFC & had a crazy salad instead. Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:51:28 EST How do to get fiber and protein into your "diet"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x16071259 I am having a lot of trouble finding yummy food items that have enough fiber and protein. I am looking for suggestions that are lower fat and lower calorie. Any help would be appreciated. <BR> Thank you and have a great evening. <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 15:52:53 EST A request for those tracking their outdoor time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15968994 I love to hear what other people are doing to have fun. Since we all live in such different places, I'd love to hear what you're all doing every day outside, and where you're doing it. If you want to, you can add a comment when you track your minutes. Oh! I just thought of something. We could add links to WHERE we are doing these things as well, I bet. I love seeing the parks/trails/beaches/rivers/lakes, etc where everybody is playing. Thu, 19 Jun 2008 22:33:50 EST Mammogram http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6205x9881x15964233 Aloha gang - <BR> I recently had a friend diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had the mastectomy, all her right side lymph nodes removed and is looking at 6 months of chemo & possibly radiation after that. It is an aggressive, fast growing type of cancer so we do not know what the outcome will be at this point and if it has spread elsewhere. <BR> <BR> Please, if you have not had a mammogram or are late in scheduling your yearly....DO IT!! It's not painful, just a little weird. She is ... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 19:11:54 EST What do you have for breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15958791 What do you have for breakfast? I always have the same things and am looking for new healthy ideas. <BR> Usually for me, it's some combo of a few fruits...an apple banana, cantaloupe, grapes, papaya w/lemon, fuji apple or orange flesh honeydew. Then I may have low fat yogurt with some Kashi Go Lean sprinkled in it. It's getting a little boring. Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:13:40 EST What was your turning point? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15927830 I never FELT fat. I knew that I was but I was an expert at avoiding the mirrors,and the truth.One day my daughters b/f took some pics,when he emailed them to me there was just no getting away from the fact that I pudged out! That day I weighed in at a number I had never seen before,237 lbs! At 5'4 thats pretty darn round!!I have since then lost 41 lbs,and about 10 inches from my waist,went from a size 22 down to 14. It has been a struggle at times,and I did have a long plateau and then a bit ... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:21:31 EST 5 things you love to do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15886705 Must always keep the positive in front of the negative! <BR> <BR> 1.Kayaking <BR> 2.Sitting in the sun listening to the birds and the breeze blow thru the trees <BR> 3.Fishing <BR> 4.Playing with my granddaughter <BR> 5.Chatting with Spark people!! Tue, 17 Jun 2008 11:06:48 EST 5 Things You Hate To Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15880030 I "stole" this from another team,sorry but it is a great way to get to know each other,and can be tremdously funny!....And if you want to list more than 5 that would be fine too!! <BR> <BR> Heres my first 5! <BR> <BR> Dog Poop Patrol <BR> Dealing with obnoxious kids <BR> Shopping for a person who has everything <BR> House work,of any kind,it never ends!! <BR> Wearing shoes with no socks Tue, 17 Jun 2008 07:54:44 EST Hi! New from Tennessee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x15840882 Well, I am 29, married, and mom of two boys. I am really just wanting to get moving more. We got our first canoe this weekend and had it out as soon as we saw water and all day today. I can't wait to go again! Anyway, we are an outdoorsy family. We like to do/try about anything...I really try not to show any reluctance :) Anyway, just wanted to see what everyone else does for fun. Later :) Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:44:36 EST Weekend Warrior Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15834042 Okay, ladies, here's your challenge for the summer - find time to get yourself outside every weekend for a more extensive activity. Meaning, it must be at least a half hour. It can be hiking, water sports, horseback riding, biking, anything - just enjoy it and try to at least juggle a couple of different activities so you're not doing the same thing every weekend. Maybe even try something new! Sun, 15 Jun 2008 19:16:20 EST Hi from Maine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x15800617 Hi I'm Laura. I'm 23 and I teach middle school math. I'm also going to graduate school part time. I've always loved the outdoors so this seemed like it might be a good place for me. My husband had never hiked until he met me and now we go all the time! He even proposed at the summit of a mountain! I've convinced him to try backpacking this summer too. I'm training for two races in the lat summer/early fall and I really prefer to train on trails. Not a big fan of the treadmill! <BR> <... Sat, 14 Jun 2008 08:18:08 EST Lets chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6205x9881x15800302 Good morning one and all! I thought it might be helpful for us to have a place to go just to shoot the breeze,share stories and help inspire our fellow team mates.EASAUER,and I have some fun things in the works for us all! Come on in and join the fun!! Sat, 14 Jun 2008 07:56:34 EST What New Sport/Activity Have You Been Dying to Try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15743550 I really, really want to try surfing. Being landlocked in Ohio I haven't been able to do it yet. Although, I have seen that a lot of people surf the Great Lakes. Insane! Anyway, have been wanting to save up this year to take a women's surf camp in San Diego with Surf Divas. What about everyone else? What have you been wanting to try? Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:28:47 EST Hi !! I'm from Orillia, Ontario, Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x15672733 <em>30</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:38:15 EST Gear You Can't Live Without http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15570257 What is is that you just can't live without for your outdoor activities? It sounds silly, but I love my Punisher bike jersey and my padded bike skort (functional yet girly). My Trek mountain bike is one of their models for women and I wouldn't give it up for anything considering I'm short-limbed so it's made a big difference when I ride. How about you? Fri, 6 Jun 2008 07:53:17 EST Hi, from New York! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x15552585 Hello to all of you fellow outdoorsy girls! My name is Sofie, and I live in New York, in the country, south-west of Syracuse. I fell off the wagon twice this year. I have hypothyroid and just got my medication doubled, so feeling good about getting started. Another reason why I fell off was the dreaded weather. I started in January, thinking I could get out there and do my walking, but I didn't. I wimped out. And I HATE indoor machines. So, anyway. Here I am, back and determined. Good Luck to... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 14:34:07 EST Team Leaders? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15538782 Are the team leaders for this group still active on the site? I haven't seen any new posts and the sticky topics are for birthdays from last year. Just wondering...thought maybe we could set some team goals and get the group more inspired. Thu, 5 Jun 2008 06:00:13 EST Hey! How About Some Huddling Around Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15361946 We need to get this group going. We need some team huddling and some bodies making an appearance every once in a while. Maybe we should invite some Spark friends from other groups to join and see if we can liven the place up a bit. Fri, 30 May 2008 10:51:30 EST What Outdoor Plans Does Everyone Have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x15330919 Just thought it would be nice to see what plans everyone has for the next few weeks now that we are heading into summer. I know I'm canoeing at least once in the next couple of weeks, and I want to try a new mountain bike trail. What's everyone else doing? Thu, 29 May 2008 12:01:05 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x14776185 Hi to the new team! I'm not super new to SP, been here about a month, and just found this team! =) I'm most def an outdoor girl, and maybe I can find someone to do some activities with here! =) Looking forward to posting and reading! <BR> <BR> -Cari Fri, 9 May 2008 01:05:37 EST My challenge to you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x14514010 I just finished a 30 hour fast (with a bunch of teenagers) this weekend. I think it's good to do this once in awhile if your health allows. This is the 4th time I've done it. I do a "safe" fast with them that includes fruit juice, 1/2 a banana (2x during the 30 hours), and 1/2 cup (total) cooked brown rice. The kids did this for World Vision's 30-Hour-Famine and raised support for impoverished children in 3rd world countries. It's such an eye opener for everyone involved. We are SO spoiled in... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 14:16:14 EST I'm new also http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x13900920 Hello all! I joined yesterday and so far i love it! I first heard about sparkpeople.com on the biggest loser website, and i was searching the net to find how many calories were in something i ate and stumbled across this site again. So i decided to join. I'm excited to be a part of this! Thank you! Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:30:57 EST Still No Group Icon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x13831138 Is anybody still working on getting a group icon? I thought the discussion was great. The ideas for an icon were heading in a terrific direction. I think the next step is to figure out how to do it. Tue, 8 Apr 2008 17:46:53 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x13763883 Hello, <BR> I've been using sp for 7 wks and recently found this team. I love everything about being outdoors- camping, hiking, gardening! Sun, 6 Apr 2008 21:08:20 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x13693614 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm new to this team. I love to be outdoors! Love to camp--have already gone once this year and am planning another for next weekend. Also love to garden and hike. <em>213</em> Fri, 4 Apr 2008 08:52:15 EST Hi, My name is Annie Poorboy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x13671814 And I'm new to the group. Mostly for maintenance and to keep myself from justifying eating an entire anything in one sitting. Also to meet new friends. Am into whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking (Class I-II), top rope wall/rock climbing, hiking, camping, gardening, and the beach. <BR> <BR> Say hello if you get a chance. <BR> <BR> Annie Thu, 3 Apr 2008 14:36:18 EST I'm a new member... but VERY excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x13670803 Hey. I'm new to Spark People (started one week ago) and am just trying out this messaging area for the first time. I'm hoping to make some new friends who are taking the same "getting healthier" journey that I've set myself on. I LOVE the outdoors and always have. My husband is the county park's "Naturalist" and we even lived right inside a county park up until Feb. of last year. When we camp, we do it the real way... natural canvas tent (1700s style wedge) and take our bath from a wash basin... Thu, 3 Apr 2008 14:05:13 EST just wanted to get this out there.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x13631735 i see that alot of you love the outdoors well why not take pictures of the outdoors and join this group? <BR> <BR> everything is free so no worries there and we can all share our pictures! <BR> i love taking pictures i am not here to take people away from shutter bugs either i am just letting people know that theres another site i made on flickr called click a pic.. it is a free site to download and share your pictures.. so show some support and also share your pictures :D <BR> <BR> http://... Wed, 2 Apr 2008 11:44:00 EST Favorite Hikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x13500290 Just thought it might be fun to start a thread sharing our favorite hikes to get recommendations for our future "adventure" planning. <BR> <BR> Bridal Falls Circuit in the White Mountains is one of my all time favorites, with the 100 miles of wilderness on the AT (Maine) being a close second favorite. Sat, 29 Mar 2008 01:01:48 EST Upcoming outdoor adventures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x13500186 I was just on the phone with some friends back home in New England (I live in Australia now) and they are all getting ramped up for the spring/summer hiking season and I was sharing our trips planned for the "winter" (i.e. the places where it is so tropical, you'd be insane to set off in summer.) <BR> <BR> Next weekend, my partner and I are doing a two day backpacking hike in Lamington National Park, a world heritage area listed rainforest on the border of NSW and Queensland. Lots of waterf... Sat, 29 Mar 2008 00:53:22 EST Hello, Im new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x13423478 Hi! <BR> I am just learning to navigate the site. I am the busy mom to 4 who loves camping and being outside. Looking forward to learning, sharing, encouraging and celebrating with the new friends I meet here. Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:49:57 EST Group Icon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x13345627 Evening, Ladies...just wondering why we don't have a group icon? Puuurfect? Apiana? (Hope I spelled those right, as I'm not looking at them right now!) Any ideas? Has this been discussed before, and decided against? That "no icon" thing just bothers me. Anne Sun, 23 Mar 2008 20:29:06 EST Vintage RV's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x12979649 I heard about a group of women who have each bought a vintage RV...small ones...and fixed them up. Now they all go camping together with these cool old campers. Has anybody else heard about these ladies? Sun, 9 Mar 2008 23:29:33 EST RV'er, 4 wheeler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x12935118 Hey everyone, just joined this team. I love going RVing and all the general camping stuff that goes with it. I most of all LOVE <em>224</em> to go 4 wheeling in my jeep. I can't wait for summer, feeling cooped in. Need to get out, I hope warmer weather comes very soon! Sat, 8 Mar 2008 00:33:45 EST Out for Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x12201308 Just to Let everyone know I'm going to be unable to type for about a week or so due to the fact I'm having surgery on my left wrist tomorrow. I just wanted everyone to know I'll be reading the board and sending my support even though I might not reply! You all can do it and I'm here for you! If you need anything please let me know! <BR> <BR> Sending Love to everyone! You can do it! Never give up hope! Tue, 12 Feb 2008 07:57:14 EST BIG BLACK BEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x11884365 I usually love to go outside with my cat and wander around for a little while. Even in the snow but there happens to be a BIG black bear outside who just won't go away for some reason. I thought they were in hybernation this time of the year. I opened the back door and screamed out RAH RAH RAH at him and he looked at me as if I was crazy. Any auggestions. Fri, 1 Feb 2008 14:09:03 EST Skidoos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x11862139 Just got our first skidoo last night and I love it. I was out for my first time ever on a sled today and I even took a little jump. There so much fun. Anybody else have any good winter activey they've been doing Thu, 31 Jan 2008 20:24:05 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x11812948 hi, i am new to spark people and to the team...i was glad to see an outdoor interest...i love to camp, ride quads and dirtbikes, hike when i am physicaly able (it will come!!!) I am involved in offroad racing with my husband and also dirtbike offroad racing with my son.....love the outdoors!!! <BR> thanks for having me. Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:50:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x11635182 Me and my family do alot of camping and off road riding. I was raised with southern cooking in the barbie doll world of southern california. I have always had a hard time with my self image, but my husband has helped me like myself alot more. I have 25 pound to lose over the next 5 months and I am hope to gain some friends along the way. Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:02:10 EST New Job http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x11559694 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have to share. I got the job that I wanted today. I am so stoked. Now I need to find a van to rent or buy so I can go to the Winter XGames in Aspen Thursday to Sunday. I figured I could take the stuff out of my trailer for cooking and sleep in the back of the van. All hotels, etc... are booked. I can washup and wash my hair in the bathroom at the xgames I figured. They have lockers so I can put my stuff and dirty cloths in there til the end of the day. Whatcha all... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:24:55 EST Snowboarding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x11330134 Hello! <BR> I am new to this group. I have been working on getting in shape since this summer, and 5 weeks ago headed up to the mountain for snowboarding lessons and absolutely fell in love with it. I have been on the mountain every weekend since then. Would love to find some others who love snowboarding. What are some exercises/strength training you have found helps prepare you for the mountain? I'm doing pretty good so far, but find that my stamina and leg muscles aren't holding up as ... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:42:13 EST Long time SP member, but new to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x11287186 Hello, everybody! I've been a member of SP for almost 2 years, and I was doing a really good job with healthful living and consistent exercising until my husband and I went backpacking through Central and South America for 10 months. Now that we are back in the States I am having a really hard time adjusting back to a busy work schedule and I am not sticking to any of my eating and exercising goals. I feel my body getting squishy (from losing muscle tone and gaining fat), and I need some supp... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 11:04:15 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x11248310 Hi I'm 34 years old mother a one little boy 2 with special needs. Married for 11 years, my husband and I both love the outdoors. For years we spent our free time traveling camping (tenting) and loved it. In the winter months we love to snowmobile, cross country ski and snow shoe. Seven years ago we built a camp up in the woods that we love, in the winter we would snowmobile an in the spring to fall we have four-wheelers. I love getting away to their and even all the work that comes with it ca... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 01:03:48 EST Discussion Topics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x11207168 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I was wondering why there are so many off topic discussions? This makes it really hard to reply to something you really enjoy. I went into one that was started back in October and there were only a couple or few actual messages about the topic. Can we have new topics started when people are replying back and forth about things or am I getting this all wrong? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Paula Fri, 11 Jan 2008 14:41:21 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x11178177 Hi I'm Cyndi. I'm having some problems getting outside over the winter (winter sports and I don't get along) I boat lots in the summer I ride horses and I would love to take up Kayaking and I'm always up for a challenge especailly if it gets me outside Thu, 10 Jan 2008 17:59:39 EST Happy hour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x11170338 Every now and again my co-workers get together for happy hour and tonight is one of those nights. I want to go so I can get to know them better but i don't want to kill my diet because of it. I will only have a drink or two but I'm not sure what to order that wont hurt my 13 lb loss that I've had since i started this diet! any recommendations? ps i like martini's wine mixed drinks but not a big fan of beer! any suggestions? Thu, 10 Jan 2008 13:35:46 EST Checklist of Outdoor Activites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x11114408 Hey... yet another new girl to the group and I come with a question for all of you. <BR> <BR> What have kind of activities have you done or are planning on trying? <BR> <BR> I was trying to think of some new things to try out this year but didn't come up with much. I thought we might be able to share some ideas. <BR> <BR> For example here are some of mine: <BR> *Kayaking <BR> *Hiking <BR> *Camping <BR> *Backpacking <BR> *Snowshoeing <BR> *XC-skiing <BR> *Sledding <BR> *Ice climbing <BR> *... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 23:08:33 EST New Hiker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x11070232 Just thought I'd pop in and say hello. My friend turned me on to SP and I think this is an awesome way to get motivated and get outdoors! <BR> <BR> I'm from western NY and absolutly love being outside. I hike, camp, backpack, snowshoe, kayak... you name it... I've probably tried it or it's on my list of things to do. <BR> <BR> Glad to have a group of girls that like to be outside! It's great motivation! Mon, 7 Jan 2008 21:23:32 EST New in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x10977242 I just found this team today! I'm in Arizona with my two shih tzus, husband and soon-to-be-born daughter. I had just lost 4 pounds when I got pregnant, a loss that allowed me to slip back into the overweight category from obese. I have a lot of work ahead of me after my daughter is born, but I'm up for the challenge! <BR> <BR> 10 things about me: <BR> <BR> 1. I hate tomatoes but I love tomato products. Of course, I might feel differently if I got to eat an actual fresh tomato rather than th... Fri, 4 Jan 2008 22:22:50 EST Winter Outdoor Activities?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x9683486 I love doing things outdoors, such as hiking, swimming, biking, walking, scuba diving, even tree-climbing..but I live in Canada and it gets mighty cold here in the winter and I find it hard to motviate myself to go outdoors. It is nearing that time of year again and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of healthy and fun activities to do outside in a Canadian winter.. Wed, 24 Oct 2007 17:48:07 EST Hiking - you rpersonal best? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x9371152 Yesterday I hiked the longest stretch I ever had - just over 11 miles. A few weeks ago I set another personal record of 2200 feet elevation change in a hike. <BR> <BR> I was wondering what some of the personal records are here. What do you push yourself farther on? <BR> <BR> And would anyone be interested in personal challenges that relate to outdoor activities - say a challenge to hike one mile farther than you ever have. Mon, 8 Oct 2007 08:02:22 EST Went out for lunch today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x8228182 No, I went outside and ended up helping my dh build a dog pen. So, I ate a quick bite and burned it all off in the hot sun. Felt good to get out and movin' in the middle of work. Fri, 10 Aug 2007 19:33:11 EST Any Scouters out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9881x7772247 Hi outdoor people. If you look at my sparkpage you will see that the outdoors is very important to me. We have a trailer in Michigan and a pontoon boat that we fish on. I just started fishing a few years ago. I really didn't have a very good teacher, so it's been pretty much trial and error. I love to be on the water. I like kayaking, canoeing and whitewater rafting. I like to go on boy scout outings with the 14year old son. I enjoy sleeping outside, as long as it's not too hot and cooki... Thu, 19 Jul 2007 00:45:07 EST JULY DAILY CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x7423854 JULY 1 2007 CHALLENGE- <BR> HAPPY SUNDAY TO ALL TODAYS CHALLENGE IS PLAN FOR THE BIG JULY 4TH HEALTHY PARTY...GRAB THE KIDS OR WHOM EVER AND GO TO A STORE BY AN AMERICAN FLAG AND SHOW THIS COUNTRY WE LOVE IT. Sun, 1 Jul 2007 10:44:29 EST JULY BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x7423796 POST YOUR BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARY Sun, 1 Jul 2007 10:40:04 EST Any paddlers out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x6651910 I want to get into kayaking. I was at a benefit canoe race this weekend and got to talk to a rep, but I was wondering if there were any non-salespeople out there that can give me some advice on what boat I should get? Sun, 20 May 2007 20:11:43 EST Some good Hiking/Camping food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x6596455 Heys Girls, <BR> So my husband and I have decided to do a lot of hiking and camping this summer and I was just wondering if any of you had some good suggestions on what are some good healthy trail foods or foods that are easy to take camping on a trip for about a week. Thanks a bunch! Thu, 17 May 2007 14:36:28 EST Let's get this board moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x6527494 1. Did you get outside this weekend? <BR> 2. Do you have any outdoor plans for the week? <BR> 3. What are your weekend plans? Will you get a chance to exercise outdoors? <BR> 4. What has been your favorite outdoor activity so far this season? <BR> 5. Is there some outdoor trip/activity/workout you are particularly looking forward to in the coming weeks? Mon, 14 May 2007 10:16:39 EST Very girly question for bike riders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x6236565 OK, I can't believe I am asking this, but I have nowhere else to turn. I am planning a really long bike trip (aka months) and am trying to pick the right gear. My question is about pants. If I have a good seat do I need padded shorts? I would think they would get worn out really quickly if I ride in them all the time - or maybe too sweaty too fast for an all day ride. Also - and here is the girly part - what about underwear?? From thong to granny panties - what would be more confortable ... Sat, 28 Apr 2007 07:51:43 EST The one place you would love to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x6182730 If there was one place where I could be outside exercising I think it would have to be Holland. I have always wanted to go there and with all the tulips and water ways, that would be such a great run, walk, hike,etc. I can just imagine it now. Some day, hopefully. Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:42:29 EST Did you get outside this weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x6140403 I did! I went skiing on Saturday, and although I had to work around the house on Sunday, I made sure to spend a few hours outside, soaking up the beautiful weather and peaceful views. While I was out there, I also picked out our next few hikes for as soon the mud is manageable. <BR> <BR> What did you do? Mon, 23 Apr 2007 11:37:51 EST SORRY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x6094759 I would like to apologise to the team...I'm having a tough time and I havent been on lately..I had surgery on my leg...the divorce...its been tough and i know i can turn to u ladies for support. Fri, 20 Apr 2007 10:15:13 EST The sun has been shining! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x6090273 Oh the weather has been sooo nice here for the past few days. I have been outside for about 6 hours a day doing yard work. Raking leaves(they are wet and from last season)...sawing all the bottom branches off of the pine tree....mowing the lawn, pruning bushes, and so on. I moved into this house and the yard had not had anything done to it for YEARS! Under the pine tree was pine needles and pine cones two feet deep...it was hard work to rake them all up and cart them away in the wheel barrow.... Thu, 19 Apr 2007 23:20:05 EST GET OUTDOORS THIS WEEKEND! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5962563 Where ever you are, make sure to get outdoors this weekend!! <BR> <em>217</em> <BR> I have my 11 yr old nephew coming down and I plan on taking him for a 2 mile, easy hike with some geocaching so he won't get bored. We'll try to do a local easy mountain bike trail and then when it gets dark or if it rains, we are planned some indoor laser tag. <BR> <BR> What do you plan on doing? Fri, 13 Apr 2007 09:09:13 EST Trails.. ...YEAH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5840823 Now that the weather is getting nicer aound here I have been getting out three times a week at least for a good 5 mile walk/jog......I am so in love with the outdoors and am sooo glad I can get out again. My older daughter and I are going to climb a mountain tomorrow.....!! Fri, 6 Apr 2007 18:55:08 EST CHALLENGE APRIL 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5781642 read at least 3 new sparkpeople articles and get points....share your thoughts on what you learned today...also print the april calender. <em>105</em> Wed, 4 Apr 2007 06:32:57 EST CHALLENGE APRIL 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5768221 Lets do some new strength exercises. work on those muscles lady...tone the fat. Tue, 3 Apr 2007 13:07:28 EST Another Idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5747560 So, I have unlimited text messages on my phone and not very many people to send them to... Who wants a texting buddy??? <BR> <BR> 405-826-7169 Mon, 2 Apr 2007 14:54:45 EST Lets get in touch with our artsy side, shall we? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5745905 Hey Ladies!! I had an idea... for me at least, anyone that wants to join, please do! <BR> <BR> since this group is not the biggest of all the teams, I decided to make little hemp bracelet/necklaces for everyone on the team... just go out to the park, and sit for a while and work on them. I love doing things like that, so I thought that I would. <BR> <BR> In order to get them to you all, I will need a mailing address... I dont blame you if you hesitant to post it on the message board, bu... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 13:44:46 EST CHALLENGE APRIL 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5742179 Todays callenge is brought to you by Special K the cereal. Loose 6lbs in 2 weeks. UP for the kellogs challenge all you do is replace Breakfast with the cereal & fruit, Lunch with cereal, Ear Dinner as you normally do, Snack...well i eat light and fit yogurt but it says to eat a special k snack bar they are many kinds to choose. All you need is 3/4 cereal, 3/4 fat free milk. <em>105</em> Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:23:19 EST Support support support!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5716281 Hey Ladies! <BR> <BR> I am feeling very alone and down today and all I want to do is sit and eat a big plate of brownies!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> HELP!!! <BR> <BR> its too dark to go on a walk so I am stuck. Sat, 31 Mar 2007 23:53:04 EST CHALLENGE MARCH 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5707732 TRY DOMETHING NEW TODAY. NEW FOOD,EXERCISE, ALL IN GENERAL SOMETHING YOU'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO BUT NEVER HAVE...TODAY IS THE DAY....ALSO SPEND AT LEAST 30 MIN OUTSIDE WEATHER ITS JUST REALAXING WATCHING THE RAIN OR READING YOUR FAV. MAG...OR DOING YOUR EXERCISE. ENJOY <em>105</em> Sat, 31 Mar 2007 10:43:23 EST What are your plans for the weekend?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5690592 Anyone doing anything exciting this weekend? <BR> <BR> My husband and I have decided to start this GEO TRACKING thing.. we shall see how that pans out! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Friday! Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:48:10 EST CHALLENGE March 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5685948 TGIF!!! AFTER A HARD DAY OF WORK AND EXERCISE WHEN THE KIDS ARE ASLEEP SPEND TIME SNUGGLING ON THE COUCH WITH YOUR PARTNER WATCHING A FRI.NIGHT MOVIE..DONT FORGET TO GLAZE INTO THE STARS AND GIVE YOURSELF A HUG. <em>31</em> <em>247</em> You've earned it!! Fri, 30 Mar 2007 06:47:05 EST Ideas for team logo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5676881 if u have a suggestion on what the team logo should be contact April <em>250</em> Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:17:46 EST April Birthdays, Anniversary's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5675891 April 30 big 22...uh oh im getting older.. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:28:35 EST EASTER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5675527 Easter is right around the corner and you want to look awesome in that Easter dress. SO.. what ever your exercise goals are double or do a little more each day than usual. Challenge Starts NOW!! <em>105</em> <BR> At the end of your day feel free to post your acheivements <em>249</em> Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:12:00 EST co-teamleader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5674873 EVERYONE WELCOME A-PR-I-L AS THE CO-TEAMLEADER <em>224</em> Thu, 29 Mar 2007 14:40:16 EST What do you enjoy about the outdoors? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5673487 I love exercising in a world to no escape....what about you?? Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:37:59 EST DAILY VENT..EXPRESS YOU THOUGHTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5673424 Had a bad day..lets talk. Had a wonderful day lets here about it. Express yourself how evere you may like. <em>247</em> Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:35:10 EST INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9881x5673333 Hi I'm the teamleader Jessica 21 from Rockmart,Ga. I love everything about the outdoors. It's an amazing place. WELCOME TO ALL Were going to have a blast out in the outdoors. ENJOY! <em>184</em> Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:31:05 EST