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3/21/08 2:16 P

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Hi Sarah,
The West African Dance class is on Sundays from 6:30pm - 8pm at Club Tico - which is that bldg right next to the city park pool. It costs $7 - sometimes when they have guest teachers its more (like $15). Its open to anyone, you don't have to sign up for it, you can just show up. Its a class and it gives you a huge workout plus its so much fun!

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3/19/08 11:19 P

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Hi - I'm Sarah and I'm part of the Fort Collins sparkers also.


Hey so that west african dance sounds cool...can you give me more info, I'd like to check it out.

As for the water thing - try using crystal light on the gos - it helps you drink more water and is very tasty. That's what I do and I drink about 100oz of water a day now :) and only use about 1 or 2 of those all day. it is only 10 cal a pack to add to your water.

As for the sweet tooth - me too - I like the jello snacks that are only 60 cal - it gets the chocolate or sweet craving or try Yoplait light fat free - they have some great flavors for only 100 cal - like apple turnover or my favorite boston cream pie. And it's yogurt so it is healty :)



Sarah

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I think I would be more like -"suck it up and get back on the horse" :)


 
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3/19/08 3:05 P

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Welcome!

The Fort Collins team is really quiet but there are lots of other very active teams out there.

I just recently met my weight loss goal and now I'm looking to tone up and maintain. The amount of weight I've lost depends on where you count from. I'm 90 pounds down from my all-time high weight, 77 pounds down from a year ago and 70 pounds down from my weight last September when I joined sparkpeople.

I just try to generally make healthy food choices, keep a food journal and exercise pretty much every day. I have a sweet tooth too and I've had to redirect it for the most part. My indulgences now are mostly Fiber One bars and sugar-free candy.

I LOVE working out on tread climber, elliptical and stair machines. Treadmills are OK. Weight machines aren't bad but I don't lift weights much since I stopped working with a trainer.

I work out at the Greeley Rec Center (I work in Greeley) and 24 Hour Fitness which is near my house.

Sparkpeople is a great site and there's no doubt in my mind that it's contributed to my success. There are amazing sources of information and motivation here.

Michael

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3/19/08 2:32 P

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Hi there.

I'm 42. 5 years ago I went on some medication for depression that made my hair fall out and gain 60 lbs in a NY minute. As if being fat and bald isn't an even better reason to be depressed! :) I went off the meds but the weight stayed on, and I gained even more. Last May I topped out at 215 lbs. I've lost 43 lbs so far - mainly by adding breakfast to my diet.

I still have 22 lbs to go. I'm 5'10" and big boned so I think 150 is a good weight for me.

I HATE diets, and have a horrible sweet tooth. What I'd really like to do is change my lifestyle. I want to start exercising and being conscious of what I eat.

Drinking enough water is another chore for me. I find that if I drink from a water bottle its easier, and if I'm out doing things I tend to drink more. But the days I'm at home with the kids I tend to forget.

I'm married to a wonderful man. I have 4 children (22, 16, 3 & 2mos) and 2 grandchildren (4 & 3). I work part time. I love to cook and try new recipes I really like making up my own, and there isn't a recipe I haven't tweaked in some way.

My favorite exercise is to swim laps in a pool with a mask and snorkel. Its very relaxing listening to myself breath. I love yoga and the elliptical trainer. I don't mind weight training but I hate cardio classes (I get SO bored counting to 8 over and over and over again.) Years ago I took a step aerobics class from a woman who was originally a cheerleading coach and she taught it more like a dance routine - that I liked. I have a treadmill in front of the TV, but it still isn't getting daily usage. I'm a member of the Pulse.

Once a week there is a West African dance class at the center by city park pool. Its a workout. I'm just recouping from RSV (my lungs are still weak) so right now my short term goal is to work up to being able to do 2 hrs of cardio. I'm starting with walking - seems like its going to be forever before I can take that class again. I'm guessing that its a bit like waiting for Xmas - it gets here sooner than you expect.

I'm excited to join SP. I think its really going to help me stay on track and be able to see my progress. I look forward to getting to know you all, and supporting you in your journies too.

Take care,
Coza's mom

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