SparkPeople Texoma Team Messageboard This is a team for North Texas and Southern Oklahoma residents. SparkPeople Texoma Team Messageboard New to area! Hello everyone. Just just a quick introduction from me, I'm Rachel. I'm a 25 year old stay at home mom of two little ones. We just moved into the area (Sherman, Tx, to be exact), and I'm looking forward to meeting some sparkers around here! Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:04:49 EST Anybody still around? It's been a long time since I've been here, does anyone want to make this team active again? Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:45:09 EST Wichita Falls My husband and I moved here in August. I joined Powerhouse and have been working out there pretty regularly for a month, but I don't know anyone. Does anyone go there? <BR> <BR> Gina Sat, 8 Dec 2012 15:36:52 EST You are all invited to our Poker Run! The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce is having a poker run this saturday (August 29) to raise money to feed Marshall County. We are selling chances on a 16ft hauling trailer for $5. It is $15 a hand, $5 for extra hand and $1 for new card. Winner gets 50/50 pot. First bike out is 10am and last bike in is 2pm. The run starts at the Kingston City park and goes all over Marshall County. Come out and enjoy the cooler weather and help us feed some people ans stock our food banks! Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:49:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 5 Aug 2012 12:19:49 EST Hi Everyone Just wanted to say hi. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Sat, 7 Jul 2012 21:16:17 EST Volksmarches (walks/hikes) Vernon, TX & Quanah, TX I am attempting to walk all the counties of Texas. I am doing a blog about my efforts. The next new county walk coming up is in Vernon. That same weekend I will also walk at Copper Breaks State Park near Quanah. <BR> <BR> Here is my blog post. <link><BR>-new-county-will-be-4/ </link> <BR> <BR> If you are within driving distance, please come join us!! Wed, 9 May 2012 12:22:49 EST Hello from southwest oklahoma Hi, I am from Lawton with a lot to lose. Thought I might post in here for a support buddy that might be closer to me. Maybe even someone where we can actually workout together or something. Guess going it alone don't work so well. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 23:35:31 EST Bonham, Texas Hi, I'm Charlie and I live north of Bonham, near Ravenna. <BR> <BR> If there is anyone on here from Bonham, please send me a Sparkmail. I would like to start a Bonham Team! I am very active on Sarkpeople and love to walk! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:01:17 EST So.... what are ya'lls thoughts on this blue green algea? Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:51:09 EST New to the Team Hey Ya'll. I have been on SparkPeople for a few weeks now but just joined this team. I wanted to introduce myself. I am from the southern Ok area and am excited to continue on my weight loss journey. I have about 20-25 pounds to lose still. I have been holding steady at my current weight for forever now so I have added a new excersise to my regimine. Mountain biking, WHEW!!! It is rough but I love the outdoors and it feels great! Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you guys! <BR> <em>1... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:56:17 EST HEY TEXOMA Where are all my Texhoma team mates? Come on everyone....let's all give each other a shout out! <BR> <BR> Stacey Wed, 4 Jan 2012 21:39:32 EST ok...FINALLY i'M BACK! I had to get my computer to come back from sick I am back now. I am here if you need any help. Let's make 2012 our year! <BR> <BR> YOU ARE WORTH IT and YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Stacey Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:48:50 EST Ironman 70.3 Last year's challenge after losing 100 pounds was to ride in the Hotter 'N Hell 100 in August. I set a goal of under 5 hours and bested that by about 10 minutes...would've been better without some mechanical issues, but oh well. <BR> <BR> My new challenge is competing in the Buffalo Springs Ironman 70.3 event. That involves a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and then a 13.1 mile run. I'm not setting a time target this time, but I am hoping to qualify for the world championships which are... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:38:08 EST Workout Buddy HI! I am really looking for a workout buddy! <BR> I am really trying hard to lose weight but have a hard time with modivation. I have a 17month old daughter so sometimes its hard to workout plus I have kids that I have to pick up from school. The best times are in the mornings. I know its hard when lots of people work full time. I am looking for another stay at home mom that is just as determined as me. To lose weight without spending any money. I am in the Wichita Falls area. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:35:37 EST November Challenge Let's all track 5000 steps per day. I'm going to add it to the teams challenge tracking. Looking forward to see all of those steps. You can also track here if you prefer. <BR> <BR> Let's get moving! <BR> <BR> Stacey Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:52:29 EST Hey Everyone,Let's tell each other about ourselves 1. What is your first name? Stacey <BR> <BR> 2. How old are you? 46 <BR> <BR> 3. Do you have children? yes, 1 Girl and 3 boys <BR> <BR> 4. What is your SP short term goal? To lose 15 lbs by Christmas, this year (2011) <BR> <BR> 5. What is your SP long term goal? Weight: to get down to 145 lbs/health: to stop smoking <BR> <BR> 6. How many times a week do you exercise? 5-7 <BR> <BR> 7. What kind of plan are you on? calories between 1610 - 1980 daily <BR> <BR> 8. Who is your biggest motiv... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 19:40:44 EST OMD or anyone else that bicycles... a ? Im short on time and will do a search for it later but has anyone used any sort of stand that would turn a regular bike into a stationary bike? Are they practical? sturdy? the worst thing ever? <BR> <BR> Im trying to get hot date a new bike and a trailer so we can all go on family rides but also trying for him to be able to ride when its to hot/cold/rainy/he'd really rather watch tv/etc. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:50:00 EST What is you favorite activity to do with kids? For those of you with kids/grandkids/foster kids ...what is your favorite sport or activity to do together? <BR> <BR> OR...what is something new you would like to try with or without the kids? Tue, 9 Aug 2011 01:55:29 EST To everyone planning to go running/b iking,ect tom I can't resist my motherly urge so PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF god ( or insert your deity or lack of here) go early , be sure you have more water than you think you'll need, try to use a shaded route and stop to rest and cool off. <BR> <BR> I don't care how hardcore you are, heat exhaustion comes on quick and tomorrow's high is supposed to be 111. <BR> <BR> End of lecture. Carry on now :) Tue, 2 Aug 2011 19:22:17 EST Brag Here!! Have you lost weight? Placed in a race? Met a goal? etc etc . Big or small brag about it :) Sat, 30 Jul 2011 22:41:06 EST Closing down my page. It seems my stalker is at it again :-/ If you've read my blog, it didn't put you to sleep, and you want to read more let me know I'd be glad to add you as a friend . Im just making it unpublic for a while. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:28:48 EST 5k jitters or ack! its timed We are having a 5k and kids fun run in Oct <BR> I just found out they are going to time it. Anyone know how that works and how long they usually give you cause now I'm worried about not being able to finish in time. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:54:07 EST Wow its quiet here I look around and see posts back from 08-09 :-/ Ok Texoma, maybe we need a recruitment drive or something. Texoma have you not noticed that at least 30% of you Need to be here? <BR> <BR> Oh yea the introduction part. :) Hi I'm Nicole. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 07:50:03 EST What's up from lil' ol Ardmore! Hey y' the title implies i'm hailing from Ardmore. Fairly new to SP in general and of course new here! Hope to have fun turning the tides in this state to get us back up to the top of the list of healthiest states! Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:14:13 EST Hello from Duncan, OK Hi my name is lexi and I am 39 years old with three boys that are almost all grown. I am looking for a buddy so anyone in the area let me know. I am a stay at home mom and have been gaining weight for several years. I have got to lose some weight to be healthier so i joined spark people to help me get to my goal. wish me luck and thank you all for be so inspirational. Sat, 7 May 2011 19:20:22 EST Ready for a journey!! Hello everyone. I'm really looking forward to this! I'm a 30 y/o married mother of 2 boys. My husband has been very supportive but I dont think he really understands the magnitude of trying to lose 100 lbs. I had lost 30 lbs before I found spark, but the support of my peers will be so helpful!! I'm learning so much from the site. <em>30</em> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:13:15 EST Login Points 10 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:38:34 EST Hotter 'N Hell 2011 For any of you who have kept track of me, I'm near the end of the weight-loss segment of my journey. I've decided to make the next segment a century ride in the Hotter 'N Hell here in Wichita Falls this August. I haven't ridden a bike (other than an Airdyne) in probably 20 years. <BR> <BR> I've decided the goal isn't just to finish, but to post a good time. I expect to be burning a bunch of calories in the coming months preparing for this ride. If anyone else is riding, please let me kno... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:00:45 EST January Team Texoma Challenge I sent an email challenging ya'll to kick it up a notch. Make your pledges here so we can rack up those points and minutes. <BR> <BR> My fitness minute pledge (FMP) is 900 minutes and my SparkPoint pledge (SPP) is 1500 Sparkpoints. I'll come back frequently and update you as I make progress. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:05:36 EST Looking for a Workout buddy in WF Hi! My name is Hope, I'm 23, married (no kids) and I live in Wichita Falls. I'm looking for a workout partner in the WF area. I have a membership to the Bill Bartley Y! I try to go to classes but without anyone to go with me, it's just boring and difficult to motivate. Anyone interested in being my workout buddy? <BR> <BR> I've got 80 pounds to lose. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:54:43 EST New Team Page Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Hopefully you have checked in today and seen that there are some changes to the Team pages. There is a team-leader forum where I can pass on feedback on the new layout. Please comment and let me know what you think of it. I would love to hear from everyone, even if you don't have comments about the changes! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:57:16 EST I signed up to lead the anyone out there I've been using Sparkpeople for a few months and have found it to be really useful. I've started tracking points just to keep myself interested and came across this team. Since no one had posted for a while, I signed up to lead the team. Is anyone else out there ready to use this team to motivate weight loss and improved fitness? <BR> <BR> Let's see some responses! Wed, 8 Dec 2010 09:29:48 EST Wichita Falls Hi, my name is Andrea. Although I have been a member of SP since 2009, I just became "active" in the past week or so. I recently started the HCG diet and decided that I needed as much info as possible so I came back to SP for help, motivation and support. <BR> <BR> I live in Wichita Falls Texas and was just wondering if there are others in this team also from Wichita Falls and if so, are any of you doing the HCG diet? <BR> <BR> I am definitely a work in progress and have a LONG ways to g... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:57:22 EST Need someone to help keep me motivated in Sherman. I have just moved back to Sherman after being gone for 13 years. I would like to connect with someone to help keep mee motivated, and maybe do some bike riding. <BR> I have lost 50 pounds over the last year and want to lose another 50-60 pounds this year. I am not looking for anything but someone who suffers with keeping motivated like myself. Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:52:25 EST New milestone! Yipee! Good Morning! I just want to say Thank you to everyone who sent a spark goodie! I just sent my first one and figured out they had notes attached! Oh well one of those duh moments. I also have on exciting thing to share. My son is getting married on the 27th and I finally found a dress and to my is a size 16. Yipee! I have not worn that size in a while! Keep sparking and we will all be healthy soon! Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:15:41 EST Cry for help Hi, <BR> I live in Burkburnett and desperately need a buddy to help me stay on track to exercise and lose weight. <BR> I need to lose about 50% of myself. 100+ lbs <BR> I have a lot of exercise equipment at home, but can't find the energy or willpower to actually use them. It seems like 5 minutes in I am totally out of breath and want back out. <BR> Help <BR> <BR> PS -- If you live in Burk and want to come exercise with me, contact me at <BR> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:53:48 EST hello just wanted to say hi. I am new here and trying to lose weight. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 13:10:36 EST Need a buddy in either Sherman or Denison I just started Spark and am desperate to feel good about myself again. I need someone to either talk to that is local to make me feel accountable and to even walk if they are willing. I live very close to Denison High School track and would be willing to walk, now that it is Winter I am thinking of being one of those wierdos that walks midway mall. LOL I really just need someone who knows what I am going through.... I have told my husband hundreds of times to help me with my journey but he al... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 19:06:57 EST Im looking for a work out buddy! I live in Durant, so anyone close <BR> comment me on my sparkpage!!! <BR> lemme know if you're interested! :D Sun, 4 Oct 2009 01:55:48 EST From Dallas TX but live in Durant OK Im 19. & im 45+ pounds overweight! <BR> im looking for people near me <BR> and with the same issues for motivation, <BR> support, and guidance! I just signed up today! <BR> so hello everyone! IM BRITTNEY&#9829; :) Sat, 3 Oct 2009 03:56:01 EST From Dallas TX but live in Durant OK Im 19. & im 45+ pounds overweight! <BR> im looking for people near me <BR> and with the same issues for motivation, <BR> support, and guidance! I just signed up today! <BR> so hello everyone! IM BRITTNEY&#9829; :) Sat, 3 Oct 2009 03:55:54 EST From Dallas TX but live in Durant OK Im 19. & im 45+ pounds overweight! <BR> im looking for people near me <BR> and with the same issues for motivation, <BR> support, and guidance! I just signed up today! <BR> so hello everyone! IM BRITTNEY&#9829; :) Sat, 3 Oct 2009 03:55:35 EST Its Sunday 8-30-09 What are your plans for today? Sun, 30 Aug 2009 10:04:08 EST It's Saturday 8-29-09 What are you gonna do today? Sat, 29 Aug 2009 09:55:49 EST Its Friday 8-28-09 What is on your agenda for the day? Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:50:18 EST Update Hey team...wanted to give everyone an update as to why I have been gone. First, Donald just got back from Iraq and secondly, as of last night, I am engaged!!! Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:30:21 EST END OF SUMMER CHALLENGE How about a end of summer challenge. Just what we need before we get into the holiday season. We will start our challenge on August 31 and end on October 12 this will give us a 6 week program plenty of time to get on track before the holiday's. <BR> <BR> PLEASE POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE I WILL POST WHAT WE WILL BE DOING NEXT WEEK BEFORE WE BEGIN. <BR> <BR> If you have any suggestions or anything you would like to see done while on the challenge please let me know. <em>... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:43:06 EST I Reached Goal Today!! hi, everyone! <BR> I just wanted to shoot out that I reached my GOAL today!!! Im so excited and happy!! I hope everyone has a Wonderful day!! <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> <em>248</em> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:02:49 EST how is everyone? Just checking in to see how everyone is doing! Hope all of youare doing good and staying on track Tue, 9 Jun 2009 12:53:28 EST OUCH! I guess I really overdid it this time. I did a ton of squats which, of course, left my legs sore. So, I decided to try to work those muscles out by going for a run the next day..ummm, mistake! I can barely walk. I look like an old woman with sever constipation lol. Oh well, so I am just focusing on upper body exercises for a few days Thu, 4 Jun 2009 10:51:24 EST Memorial Day Weekend @Lake Texoma We are gonna be at Lake Texoma all weekend. Anyone else? <BR> I Hope the weather isnt too crappy, I want to wear my new bathing suit! LOL Fri, 22 May 2009 09:31:26 EST It is April 13th Any plans? Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:46:16 EST It is April 10th Any plans for today? Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:18:30 EST It is April 9th Any plans for today? Thu, 9 Apr 2009 09:43:29 EST I am stuck! Any hints, tips etc..for losing the last few pounds? Wed, 8 Apr 2009 09:56:57 EST It is April 8th Any plans for the day? Wed, 8 Apr 2009 09:53:43 EST It is April 7th Any plans for today? Tue, 7 Apr 2009 08:44:28 EST It is April 5th Any Plans? Sun, 5 Apr 2009 08:43:41 EST It is April 4th Any plans for today? Sat, 4 Apr 2009 07:55:10 EST It is April 2nd Any plans for today? Thu, 2 Apr 2009 08:11:44 EST April Goals What are your goals for this month? Wed, 1 Apr 2009 08:14:11 EST it is April 1st any plans for today? Wed, 1 Apr 2009 08:11:54 EST It is March 31st Any plans for today? Tue, 31 Mar 2009 07:51:03 EST It is March 29th What are your plans for today? Sun, 29 Mar 2009 08:54:18 EST It is March 26th Any plans for today? Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:45:39 EST It is March 25th Any plans for today Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:50:16 EST The storms last night hope everyone is safe! Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:59:55 EST It is March 24th any plans? Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:57:52 EST Kicking cravings to the curb What do you do when you have a craving for something you know you shouldnt have? Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:26:49 EST Question of the day 3-23 What do you think is the worst quality about yourself? Have you worked on changing that? Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:22:54 EST Question of the day 3-22-09 What is your favorite "comfort food"? Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:02:02 EST Question of the day 3-21-09 Did you play sports in school? If so, which ones? Sat, 21 Mar 2009 20:09:30 EST Sherman/Denison is now a Metroplex! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Last night on KXII, Rashi Vats called Sherman/Denison a metroplex. DH and I got a giggle out of that, though it may not be far from the truth in the future...seems like the Dallas Metroplex is slowly (or not so slowly) creeping up this way! Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:23:50 EST Hello from Wichita Falls My name is Angela from Wichita Falls. I am 40 years old soon to be 41 on the 26th of this month. I am new to the website. Still learning the ins and outs of everything. Hope to make new friends along the way. Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:22:58 EST Spring Cleaning For Our Body I got this from yahoo and thought I'd share <BR> <BR> At the arrival of spring it is a natural instinct to cast off the winter blues and feel renewed. It is also a great time to eliminate the toxins that have been burdening your system, leaving you sluggish and fatigued. Make a clean sweep with the 5-step detox listed below! <BR> <BR> Why you need to spring clean your body <BR> Your body is naturally equipped with a self-cleaning process. But too much sugar, caffeine, processed foods, stres... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:16:39 EST It is St Pattys Day!! Do you have any traditions? Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:48:09 EST It is March 17th any plans for today? Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:43:38 EST Today what are your plans? What workouts are you going to do? Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:56:14 EST It is March 15th Any plans for today? Sun, 15 Mar 2009 11:40:34 EST I know a lot of people hate water do you have any secrets you use to force yourself to get your water in? Sat, 14 Mar 2009 10:04:36 EST It Is March 14th any plans for today? Sat, 14 Mar 2009 10:02:52 EST What is your favorite time of day to workout? Do you get up early? Do it after work? Sat, 14 Mar 2009 09:57:29 EST It is March 13th any plans for today? Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:48:44 EST It is March 12th whats your plans for the day? Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:32:59 EST It is March 11th whats on your agenda for today? Wed, 11 Mar 2009 09:58:34 EST Weight Loss Tips & More Did you find an interesting article you would like to share? Have a few secrets of your own? Post them here in this thread <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:05:13 EST Vitamins, Supplements etc... Just curious, do you use any vitamins, supplements or "weight loss pills" to help speed up your weight loss? Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:33:24 EST It Is March 10th Any plans for today? Tue, 10 Mar 2009 01:12:53 EST Its March 9th what are you gonna do today? Sun, 8 Mar 2009 23:46:29 EST Our Challenge March 9th-15th Here is our challenge for this week. <BR> <BR> 1. Post your starting weight <BR> <BR> 2. Try at least one new workout and tell us about it <BR> <BR> 3. Drink at least 9 glasses of water per day <BR> <BR> 4. Huddle here each day <BR> <BR> 5. Try one new recipe. Share that recipe with us <BR> <BR> 6. Do at least 20 sit ups per day <BR> <BR> 7. Complete at least 120 minutes of exercise <BR> <BR> 8. Post your ending weight on Sunday Sun, 8 Mar 2009 23:41:53 EST Lets Get Random Just for fun I thought we'd do this <BR> <BR> 1. What color are your eyes? <BR> <BR> 2. Do you have pierced ears? If so, how old were you when you got them done? If not, why not? <BR> <BR> 3. Talk on the phone or text? <BR> <BR> 4. Favorite brand of make up? <BR> <BR> 5. Favorite outdoor activity? <BR> <BR> 6. Tell us three things about yourself that we probably don't know <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Mar 2009 22:52:03 EST Hello SW Oklahoma Hello all I live in SW Oklahoma and am trying to lose weight. I hope to find a weight loss buddy so we can encourage each other. I need to lose 65 pounds. I workout at WOSC Gym Mon. thru Friday and am on a 1200 calorie a day diet. Sun, 8 Mar 2009 21:17:37 EST It is March 8th so, what are your plans for today? Sun, 8 Mar 2009 10:23:41 EST It is March 6th What are your plans for today? Fri, 6 Mar 2009 08:50:33 EST Blogs, blogs, blogs I just wanted to encourage you all to read your teammates blogs. Over the past few days we have had a few members with serious issues effecting them. I think we need to be there for each other Thu, 5 Mar 2009 16:49:16 EST Whats your happy weight? Go to this site and calculate your happy weight <BR> <link><BR>culators/happyweight/ </link> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 00:58:34 EST HUGE CONSIGNMENT SALE!!! Hey guys! I don't know if any of you have heard, but on March13-14 there will be a huge consignment sale at the Ardmore Convention Center!!!! It's called Monkey Business. it's really simple you get to price your own items, all you need is a computer with the internet and a printer and some card stock paper. You print off your own tags! The best part is that you get 70% consignment!!!! that's 70 cents for every dollar!! you can't beat that!! So if you are like me and have tons of kids and m... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:27:05 EST Highs and Lows for 03-02-09 post them here Sun, 1 Mar 2009 21:31:29 EST MARCH GOALS!!! Post your goals here and at the end of the month you can look back and reflect Sun, 1 Mar 2009 14:43:49 EST Highs and Lows for 03-01-09 High - I just got back from spending some time with my momma <BR> <BR> Low - I am very tired and have a lot to do Sun, 1 Mar 2009 13:15:57 EST A little advice here..... OK I haven't been on much since the holiday. Quite frankly I fell off the wagon a little. I haven't really gained but a few pounds, but I sure am not losing. My problem now is I want to get back on track, but..... I started a new job in January. I am a Child Welfare worker (woo and we have a lot and I mean a lot of out of town training to do. I just spent last week in Norman in a hotel for the whole week and had to eat out every meal. I have 3 more weeks of this. There weren't any ... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 09:50:49 EST Highs and Lows for 02-28-09 post em here Fri, 27 Feb 2009 22:28:41 EST What's on your plate?? If you are like me you probably get into the diet rut. After a while everything starts to sound the same. Meals become very boring and I think that is what makes us fail. So, I thought maybe we could post what we are making for meals and give each other some ideas <BR> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 17:38:51 EST Will this ever end? Okay, last Wednesday my youngest son got sick. I had to leave work and go pick him up. No big deal except for as soon as I walked outside I remembered that I had dropped my van off to get the brakes fixed and let my keys with the mechanic. So, I had to walk back to the auto shop get the keys (besides the one to the van) call my dad and ask him to come and get me...go home, get Donalds car and go to the school. Okay, Thursday comes and I take him to his doctor. He has strep throat..okay, thats... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:34:14 EST Highs and Lows for 02-27-09 Post em here Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:31:02 EST Do you get spring fever? Man, I have a horrible case of it right now and I'm not sure how to cure it..any ideas? Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:11:58 EST Highs and Lows for 02-26-09 Post em here Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:09:09 EST Highs and Lows for 02-25-09 High - I have a short shift at work today <BR> low - I wont be able to enjoy the beautiful weather Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:25:24 EST Spit or swallow? okay, so on another team we play this...the person names a food or beverage and you have to say whether you would spit or swallow it. Then, you name a food etc.. <BR> <BR> Brcolli? Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:34:31 EST Highs and Lows for 02-24-09 post them here Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:01:50 EST What would you like? What can I do to get our team more active? Weekly challenges? Trivia? Games??? You tell me :) Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:20:15 EST Highs and Lows for 02-23-09 post em here Sun, 22 Feb 2009 21:42:46 EST Highs and Lows for 02-21-09 post em Fri, 20 Feb 2009 22:17:59 EST Howdy from Cameron U~ Hey everybody~ <BR> <BR> My name is Anna and I am living in Lawton. I work at Cameron University in the library. Any others from CU? I'd love to find a walking buddy for break times/lunch. <BR> <BR> More about me: Married for 3 yrs, no kids, one cat, love to knit, cook and exercise (no kidding!) Fri, 20 Feb 2009 13:30:54 EST Chit Chat 02-20-09 Coke, Pepsi or Dr Pepper? Thu, 19 Feb 2009 22:39:34 EST Highs and Lows for 02-20-09 post em here Thu, 19 Feb 2009 22:36:05 EST Chit Chat 02-19-09 Do you consider yourself a girly girl or a tomboy? Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:48:55 EST Highs and Lows for 02-19-09 High - I dont have to work <BR> Low - my son is sick :( Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:39:22 EST Highs and Lows for 02-18-09 what are you looking forward to today? What are you not looking forward to? Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:58:46 EST Chit Chat 02-18-09 What is your favorite cheat? Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:16:12 EST Wall Of Shame Have you been bad? Fall off the wagon? Are you slipping up? Couldn't resist the oreos? Post it here and lets get each other back on track <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 20:40:27 EST Chit Chat 02-17-09 If you were going to be on the Amazing Race would you rather have your SO as your teammate or a friend? Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:47:52 EST Chit Chat 02-16-09 If you had a parrot, what would you name it? What would you teach it to say? Sun, 15 Feb 2009 22:25:49 EST Our Mini Challenge for 2-15-09 earn 75 spark points today Sun, 15 Feb 2009 10:45:44 EST Chit Chat for 2-15-09 If you were given a $500.00 gift certificate to any store you wanted, what store would you pick? Sun, 15 Feb 2009 10:43:58 EST New SparkTeam for Southern Oklahoma Hey to all the southern okies out there! I recently left the Official Oklahoma Spark Team and found another one! It's a small group right now only about 7 members. I am trying to help it grow!! It's called Southern Oklahoma Sparkers! It's great for local members! Check it out and help us grow! Sat, 14 Feb 2009 18:00:04 EST I got my V-day gift yesterday!! Two years he bought me the Journey necklace and earring set. Last year I got the ring and this year I got the bracelet!!! It is BEAUTIFUL!!! Sorry, I just had to share that! Fri, 13 Feb 2009 10:24:03 EST Our Mini Challenge for 2-13-09 Perform a random act of kindness Thu, 12 Feb 2009 22:41:59 EST Chit Chat 02-13-09 Well, it is Friday the 13th..with that being said, are you superstitious? Thu, 12 Feb 2009 22:40:45 EST I hope everyone is okay those storms we had were pretty bad. Hope none of you were effected! Wed, 11 Feb 2009 22:20:44 EST Our Mini Challenge for 2-12-09 Huddle with our team Wed, 11 Feb 2009 22:17:57 EST Chit Chat 02-12-09 Is there a movie that you have seen that you thought you were going to hate but ended up loving? Wed, 11 Feb 2009 22:16:01 EST Chit Chat 02-10-09 Do you read your horoscope daily? Do you believe what it says? Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:36:07 EST Our Mini Challenge for 2-10-09 do 10 push ups..this is a hard one for me lol Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:34:55 EST Chit Chat 02-09-09 What was the hardest thing for you to change when you started your weight loss journey? Mon, 9 Feb 2009 10:53:33 EST Our Mini Challenge for 2-09-09 Drink 9 glasses of water today Mon, 9 Feb 2009 10:52:16 EST Chit Chat 02-08-09 Do you ever get a song stuck in your head? What do you do to make it go away Sat, 7 Feb 2009 22:29:29 EST Our Mini Challenge for 2-08-09 Find an article that you find useful here on SP..share the link with us Sat, 7 Feb 2009 22:25:53 EST Our Mini Challenge for 2-07-09 Make a goal for something you want to accomplish next week. Now, share that goal with us Sat, 7 Feb 2009 22:23:17 EST Reading Read any good books lately? I am in the middle of one right now called "The Shack" It's kind of a spiritual book that i got from my mom for my birthday the she said I had to read IMMEDIATELY. and so far she is correct. It provides a lot of insight. What have you read lately? Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:04:41 EST Our Mini Challenge for 2-06-09 Do something for yourself. It doesnt have to be anything big or expensive..paint your toes, curl your hair..whatever YOU want to do Thu, 5 Feb 2009 22:35:42 EST Question of the day 2-6-09 If you could interview one celebrity who would it be? Thu, 5 Feb 2009 22:32:55 EST Where is EVERYONE?!?!?! where the heck is everyone? i haven't gotten any notifications for new posts or anything?? Guardsmansgirl hasn't even posted anything?!?! So what just because january is over now everyone is giving up on their goals? I surely hope not! I know I haven't! On sunday i got a new elliptical trainer for my house! Right in the living room so I can't avoid it! Heck I have been spending a lot of time and sweat on it! I use it when my kids are napping or when they are in another room playing! I am ... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 15:26:53 EST Our Mini Challenge for 2-01-09 Do one set of 20 of one of the following <BR> <BR> 1. Jumping Jacks <BR> 2. Crunches <BR> 3. Squats Sat, 31 Jan 2009 20:46:51 EST Chit Chat 02-01-09 Are you planning on watching the Super Bowl tonight? Sat, 31 Jan 2009 20:43:28 EST Our Mini Challenge for 1-30-09 Give a comment on a teammates page Thu, 29 Jan 2009 21:07:44 EST Chit Chat 01-30-09 What is you worst habit? Thu, 29 Jan 2009 21:06:39 EST Our Mini Challenge for 1-29-09 Look in the mirror and name one thing you love about yourself Wed, 28 Jan 2009 23:49:29 EST Chit Chat 01-29-09 What is your favorite season of the year? Wed, 28 Jan 2009 23:47:44 EST The Kick Our Habit Challenge(Feb 1st- April 12th) This is a different type of challenge. This challenge is all about you and the challenge will be different for each of us.This challenge is NOT going to take the place of any of our weekly challenges. I am posting this in advance so that we can all have a look at it and prepare ourselves physically and mentally. What is the challenge? Well, that's all up to you. Are you a smoker wanting to quit? Are you a procrastinator? Are you a binge eater? Shopaholic? Whatever your bad habit is, that will... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 18:24:17 EST Our mini challenge for 1-28-09 Huddle with our team Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:01:36 EST Chit Chat 01-28-09 How often do you change your Spark Page? Wed, 28 Jan 2009 15:59:47 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-27-09 Take at least 10 minutes out of the day for yourself Tue, 27 Jan 2009 07:38:27 EST Chit Chat 01-27-09 What is one of your favorite childhood memories? Tue, 27 Jan 2009 07:34:50 EST Stay warm/safe Are you getting it like Lawton is right now? People here cannot drive on even the slightest bit of ice I swear..already about 20 wrecks today and the roads arent even that bad safe, stay warm! Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:28:25 EST Yet another reason to lose weight I just finished watching the news. They just finished a study that showed overweight people who lost weight improved their memory. The reasoning behind that has to do with the amounts of insulin our body produces. They said if you are already at a healthy weight working out can achieve the same effects. So, there you have it, yet another reason to work out Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:07:56 EST Weight loss so far for 2009! Hey guys! So january is almost over! Thank God!!! How is everyone doing with their weightloss? Post your 2009 pounds lost here if you like! As always! GO TEXOMA! We ARE AWESOME <em>104</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:04:11 EST Our mini challenge for 01-26-09 Do 30 crunches today Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:37:47 EST Chit Chat 01-26-09 What is your favorite show to watch? Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:15:53 EST Anyone interested? The last challenge I did totally bombed. anyone wanting me to make us another one? Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:10:55 EST Our mini challenge for 1-25-09 Give a spark goodie to someone you think deserves one Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:59:29 EST Chit Chat 01-25-09 Do you find it harder to stay on track on the weekends? Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:58:02 EST Thank you team members! I was just notified that I have been named a SP motivator! So, if you were one of the people who voted for me..thank you so much! Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:10:16 EST Hula Hoop Challenge Hey have any of you used a weighted hula hoop for exercise? I have been using one the last couple of mornings, 10 minutes Friday and 15 minutes Saturday. The trainer told me if you hula hoop 10 minutes every day in one month you will lose 1 inch from your waist. My body is sore, but I am going to try to complete this. Anyone else up for the challenge? Sat, 24 Jan 2009 17:01:55 EST Where is everyone? This team has been sooo quiet. I have made visits to your pages, tried to post new, fun things daily etc.. I see that most of you are online daily but you are not posting with the team. Is everyone okay? Am I doing something wrong here? Sat, 24 Jan 2009 10:05:35 EST Our mini challenge for 1-24-09 Huddle with our team Fri, 23 Jan 2009 22:23:52 EST Chit Chat 01-24-09 Was there one drastic moment that made you realize you needed to lose weight? Fri, 23 Jan 2009 22:20:13 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-23-09 Push yourself to work out just 10 minutes more than you normally do Fri, 23 Jan 2009 08:36:09 EST Chit Chat 01-23-09 Do you (or have you) eaten anything that others consider weird? Fri, 23 Jan 2009 08:34:07 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-22-09 Name 3 things you love about yourself Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:54:08 EST Chit Chat 01-22-09 Besides working out what do you do to relieve stress? Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:52:30 EST Worn Out and Fed Up Maybe I am PMS'ing..I really dont know what is wrong with me. I am just worn out. It seems like there isn't enough hours in the day lately. I feel like I am being pulled in a million different directions at once. The kids need something all the time, I have two vehicles that need work done to them. I cant get that done until I get my tax money back though. I live at the post office it seems like. My best friends mother is in ICU. My brother (who is in prison) got in more stupid trouble so he ... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 18:59:56 EST Wed-Weigh-in Day Today I weighed 230---had a six pound gain since Christmas...not beating myself up badly...I know I've been off track many times this month. <BR> <BR> I plan to be less next week....Wednesday weekly weigh ins for me to keep me accountable for my actions!! Wed, 21 Jan 2009 07:47:13 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-21-09 Exercise during the commercials of your favorite show Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:32:12 EST Chit Chat 01-21-09 How do you fight cravings? Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:25:12 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-20-09 Easy one for today..comment on another members blog Mon, 19 Jan 2009 21:04:37 EST Chit Chat 01-20-09 Do you plan on watching as our new president takes the oath? Mon, 19 Jan 2009 21:00:53 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-19-09 Try out a new exercise Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:18:45 EST Chit Chat 01-19-09 When you first began your weight loss journey did you tell people so they could support you or did you keep it to yourself so you wouldn't have the added pressure? Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:15:45 EST Challenge for week of Jan 19th- 25th ** Okay, I have taken all the tips,hints and suggestions that members came up with. So, here is our first all member challenge ** <BR> <BR> ** Remember to post daily. Even if you did not complete the challenges. ** <BR> <BR> ** The winner of this challenge will become the maker of the next challenge. The only exception will be if the winner does not want to make the challenge. Then, we will go to the runner up ** <BR> <BR> 1. NO junk food...not one bite, not one morsel..NONE for 7 days..c'... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 21:13:01 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-18-09 Take a walk around the block <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:48:23 EST Chit Chat 01-18-09 Do you have an old outfit you are keeping as motivation? Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:22:14 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-17-09 Our mini goal for today is to post a new blog...I'm gonna be checking lol Fri, 16 Jan 2009 22:27:55 EST Question Of The Day 01-17-09 Do you have any major plans for this weekend? <BR> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:47:43 EST Getting VERY nervous Now, I am getting soooo nervous. How am I going to pull off a sexy/classy look? Oh, I feel like one huge ball of nerves! The photographer just e-mailed me asking if I was ready...well, ready as I will ever be! I've still got to go through and get my outfits ready. I really wish I had one of Donalds ACU jackets here but I just sent the rest of them to him..oh well, wish me luck! No amount of diet and exercise has made me ready I don't think.... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:41:56 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-16-09 well since it is Spark Day, our goal for today is to just tell one person about SP Fri, 16 Jan 2009 07:52:22 EST Chit Chat 01-16-09 Today is Spark you have a Spark T-Shirt? Do you plan on spreading the spark today? Fri, 16 Jan 2009 07:46:31 EST Beginner Walking Buddy Desperately Needed!! Ok this might be repetitive but I am in need of a walking buddy!! I am in Marietta, OK, am 24 and I do have 3 kids under 5. Of course my availability will vary from week to week since my husband works at Michelin and I walk around his schedule so he can stay with the kids. I don't know anyone up here so I am reaching out to my Spark Peeps! :) so anyway let me know!! Fri, 16 Jan 2009 05:29:58 EST Looking more like a 13 year old I feel like I look more like a 13 year old girl now that I have lost weight. I have no booty or boobs anymore...grrrr...HELP!!! Thu, 15 Jan 2009 08:52:59 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-15-09 Today, park just a little further away when you go to the store, work etc..sneak in those few extra steps Thu, 15 Jan 2009 08:14:20 EST Chit Chat 01-15-09 What is something that you make sure you do just for you? Thu, 15 Jan 2009 08:06:58 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-14-09 Post a message of encouragement on a members page Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:13:33 EST Chit Chat 01-14-09 Have you changed your familys diet since you joined SP? Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:12:39 EST It Could Have Been Us! We just moved into our current house in July..well, this morning on the news we found out that the house we just moved out of burnt to the ground. Right now they are saying they think something in the heater was at fault. A man inside the house perished in the fire. I feel so bad for the family. It's kinda creepy thinking that, if we didn't move, that could have been us <BR> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:48:33 EST Our Mini Goal for 1-13-09 Our mini goal for today is to find a way to sneak one extra serving into our diet Tue, 13 Jan 2009 08:02:55 EST Chit Chat 01-13-09 What is the first thing you do in the morning? Tue, 13 Jan 2009 07:59:48 EST Are you doing the bootcamp? Lets discuss it here..... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:05:34 EST Mini Goal For 1-12-09 Okay, this is where I will place our mini goal for each day..nothing big, nothing major just a little mini goal Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:50:06 EST Chit Chat 01-12-09 Who is the biggest inspiration in your life? Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:08:16 EST Challenge for week of Jan 12th- 17th Okay ladies, here is our new challenge <BR> <BR> 1. Huddle here everyday <BR> 2. Comment on someones page (or blog) everyday <BR> 3. Do 30 minutes of cardio daily <BR> 4. Do strength training 4 days per week <BR> 5. Eat Veggies daily <BR> 6. Drink 9 glasses of water <BR> <BR> *Remember to post here daily even if you dont complete the requirements. We cant support you if we cant find you* Sun, 11 Jan 2009 21:03:14 EST Occupations A-Z Name them A-Z Sun, 11 Jan 2009 10:22:54 EST Chit Chat 01-11-09 What is your favorite outdoor activity? Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:09:45 EST Chit Chat 1/11/09 I apologize for not posting frequently---it's tax season and it's been full steam ahead at the office. <BR> <BR> How about a mini-Sunday goal----two servings of fruit, 20 minutes of exercise--let's go girls! <em>104</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 06:10:53 EST Chit Chat 01-10-09 What is your favorite sitcom? Sat, 10 Jan 2009 18:29:53 EST Movies A-Z Name a movie A-Z Fri, 9 Jan 2009 11:31:05 EST Chit Chat 01-09-09 What is you favorite feature here on SP? Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:04:44 EST Chit Chat 01-08-09 Do you watch Reality TV? Is so, what are some of your favs? Thu, 8 Jan 2009 09:28:18 EST Hello from Burkburnett!! :) Just joined up to the group today! My name is Meagan. Im 23. I want to lose about..ooooh...35lbs! go from 176 to 140 or so. Anyone else from burk or wichita falls area? Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:13:39 EST Whats In Your Car? Name something in your car.... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:43:31 EST Chit Chat 01-07-09 How often do you read books? What kind? Do you get so lost in them you feel like it should be real? Wed, 7 Jan 2009 07:49:46 EST SparkDay <em>244</em> So who is ready for Spark Day 2009?? Does everyone have their shirts ready?? I just ordered some today!! <em>244</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 01:10:37 EST Chit Chat 01-06-09 If you could would you get any cosmetic surgery done? What kind? Tue, 6 Jan 2009 00:26:04 EST Challenge for week of Jan 5th- 11th Here is our challenge for this week <BR> <BR> 1. workout at least 30 minutes per day <BR> <BR> 2. walk at least 1 mile per day <BR> <BR> 3. Drink at least 9 glasses of water per day <BR> <BR> 4. join our team goals (and track them) <BR> <BR> 5. get one new person to join our team this week <BR> <BR> Simple enough huh? Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:32:13 EST Chit Chat 01-05-09 Do you have any tattoos? If so how many and what are they? Mon, 5 Jan 2009 07:55:42 EST Today okay, what is one thing you will/will not do, just for today? This can be anything Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:51:06 EST Hi from Norman Hi everyone, and thanks for inviting me to join this team! I'm married with two teenagers a girl 16 and boy 14. I've been on SP for about a year now and have been successful. I had a setback in July when I found out I had a torn ligament in the arch of my foot. Had surgery in Sept. and I'm on the mend but it has curtailed my exercise greatly. I'm ready to get back to trying hard again and I know this group will help me do that! Kim Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:32:35 EST What Have You Done Today To Make Feel Proud? okay, all of should be able to add at least one thing to this topic everyday Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:32:15 EST Would you rather okay this is kinda corny but fun. All you do is post a question. The next person has to reply with their answer and then post another "would you rather" question Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:29:50 EST Going to Wal Mart Woohoo..lets go to Wal Mart...First person will name something they go to wal Mart for that starts with the Letter A..second person with a B etc... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:27:25 EST All About The Boys First person posts a boy's name that starts with an "A" second person will name a boys name that starts with a "B" etc.. <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:24:59 EST ABC Girls The way this goes is I will name a girls name that starts with an "A"..the next person will reply with a name that starts with a "B" and so on..just for fun, no real purpose other than to keep you posting Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:23:28 EST Log In Points How many did you get today? Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:20:55 EST All About Us Okay, I'd like each member to answer this as honestly as you's a kinda meet and greet.. <BR> <BR> 1. What is your first name? <BR> <BR> 2. How old are you? <BR> <BR> 3.Do you have children and or fur babies? <BR> <BR> 4. What is your SP short term goal? <BR> <BR> 5. What is your SP long term goal? <BR> <BR> 6. How many times a week do you exercise? <BR> <BR> 7. What kind of diet are you on? <BR> <BR> 8. Who is your biggest motivator? <BR> <BR> 9. What is the one food that you... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:10:57 EST Do you reward yourself? If you set mini goals, do you reward yourself when you meet them? If so, how? Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:01:06 EST Chit Chat 01-04-09 What is your favorite movie? Sun, 4 Jan 2009 08:12:19 EST Chit Chat 01-03-09 Just a random question to get to know each other <BR> What is your favorite workout DVD/piece of exercise equipment? <BR> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 00:31:26 EST The Bathroom Challenge "The Bathroom Challenge" <BR> Yes you read it right. If you're drinking your eight glasses of water a day, you probably have to pee a lot. So this is the challenge. Every time you go to the bathroom do an exercise. <BR> <BR> Examples: <BR> One set of 10 of any of the following: <BR> <BR> Wall squats. <BR> Leg lifts. <BR> Pushups. <BR> Jumping Jacks. <BR> Dips. <BR> Crunches or Sit ups. <BR> <BR> Pretty much anything to get in an extra little work out. I know if you are in a public bathroom... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 00:19:37 EST A tough challenge Can you handle it? I know it is tough but it is designed to jump start your weight loss. If you can't do all of it I understand but please do as much as you can. <BR> <BR> 1. Walk or run at least 1 miles per day <BR> <BR> 2. Do 60 minutes of strength training every other day <BR> <BR> 3. Drink at LEAST 8 glasses of water a day <BR> <BR> 4. Do 50 crunches per day <BR> <BR> 5. Do 60 minutes of cardio (not including your walk/run) on days you dont do your strength training. <BR> <BR> 6. H... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 00:14:22 EST Kinda sad I just went through all the members pages here..some havent logged in (or at least blogged or updated) in a year...breaks my heart. I hope they will come back. I mean, as a team leader myself, I know it happens but its still sad Fri, 2 Jan 2009 23:44:49 EST Looking for Friends (workout or Support) Hey guys my name is Sarah and I live in very southern oklahoma almost on top of the texas border. I have been living here for about a year and don't really have any friends or support system up here and I am looking for a friend or walking buddy. I am a stay at home mom if any one is interested let me know Fri, 2 Jan 2009 20:53:30 EST New Years to Valentine's Day Let's start this year off the right way. Here is our first Challenge of the Year 2009. <BR> <BR> Valentine's Day is 6 weeks away. Set the goals you want to reach (be reasonable). <BR> <BR> I want to lose 6 lbs (that is one pound a week) my starting weight yesterday was 160.6 (feel free to share your starting point or not the results will be the same either way) <BR> <BR> I will change the Challenge weekly so we don't get stuck in a rut. Let me know if this is enough or too much. I was ... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 11:19:13 EST Newest Season Of Biggest Loser Is anyone else anxious for this to start? Judging by the previews it looks good. I always watch the show and always wind up feeling so much more motivated Thu, 1 Jan 2009 08:50:27 EST My thoughts for the new year I think we, as a team, need to step it up for January. We need to have a tough month long challenge that will jump start our weight loss. We should have a weekly weigh in so that we will all stay accountable. Any takers? Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:26:44 EST What are your goals for 2009? What do you want to achieve in 2009 and how are you going to get there in the upcoming year? <BR> <BR> 1) REACH GOAL WEIGHT <BR> 2) Run or walk at least 3 days a week <BR> 3) Cross train 3 days a week <BR> 4) Eat healthy <BR> 5) Eat out only once a week <BR> 6) Be stronger of mind (willpower) Fri, 26 Dec 2008 19:27:23 EST Hi Y'all! I live in Wichita Falls and hubby and I are both retired. Have been on this site for awhile but haven't really used it much. I hope to get serious about the weight loss and get on here more often -especially now that I have my own lap top and don't have to share the computer with my hubby. <BR> Nice to find you North Texas people! Didn't realize you were here! Marcia Sun, 21 Dec 2008 16:18:40 EST Hi from Lawton/Ft. Sill Hi, everyone! I'm Jessica, and I'm a SAHWife stationed at Fort Sill. My husband just got back from a deployment, and I'm trying to get my butt back into gear on SP again. I lost about 50 before he left, gained 60 over the year he was gone, and have lost 12 since he got back home. I'm looking for a YMCA/Curves/Walking buddy in the area if anyone's up for it! Fri, 19 Dec 2008 22:05:49 EST I need help and advice... I have never been one to wear make up, or use moisturizers. Since losing weight I am seeing wrinkles, below cheeks above lips, and around eyes. Got this excess skin thing going around neck behind chin, umm believe it is called a wattle on a turkey, lol. Are there any products out there any of you know about that could help with this? I know a facelift would solve all the problems huh? But want to try other things versus the knife... Sun, 23 Nov 2008 22:32:56 EST New Challenge? Would anyone like a new challenge or do you want to wait until after the holidays? Just one person is all that is needed for a challenge. Any suggestions? Sun, 23 Nov 2008 14:14:02 EST What do you have to be Thankful for this week? I am thankful for: <BR> Being a child of God <BR> my husband and my beautiful daughters <BR> my extended family <BR> my friends including sparkfriends <BR> my finances, 9 acres we own, the parsonage we live in <BR> being born in the USA <BR> more than I could ever list here! <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2008 14:10:31 EST Hello All Hi I am from Atoka, Ok and go to school for just a few more weeks (YAY!!) at SOSU. I joined SP a few weeks ago and I love it. I thought I would do a search for a team in my area and here you all are. I hope to make some new friends and lose weight together. Sat, 22 Nov 2008 19:00:13 EST What are you having for........ ........... What are you planning for Thanksgiving dinner? <BR> <BR> We do a traditional family cookout the night before with a twist. The twist is we dig a big hole and enjoy the fire in the hole until the the fire burns down to about 12 inches of coals then cover the coals with about 6 inches of dirt and then put the Turkey ( seasoned, wrapped in foil, then put in a wet paper feed sack, then in another, and then in a tow (burlap) sack with a long wire tied to the end) in on top of the dirt and cover ... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:52:34 EST Spin Points On some of the other teams I belong to they have a thread to post daily spin points. It's the easiest points you can get on spark and I forget them a lot! Lets try and see if we can all get our points this month! <BR> <BR> The wheel doesn't like me so much. <BR> <BR> 1 Point for today Sun, 2 Nov 2008 12:39:01 EST Motivational Quotes One thing we can do to encourage each other is to share motivational quotes we come across that make us stop and think. <BR> <BR> I ran across this one today: <BR> If hunger is not the problem than food is not the answer Sun, 26 Oct 2008 15:38:10 EST Upcoming Holidays The holidays are fast approaching and that usually means overeating and under exercising. In order to stay ahead we must have a plan. Please share with us: <BR> <BR> How you plan to survive the holidays? <BR> <BR> <em>275</em> <em>147</em> <em>233</em> <em>56</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2008 15:29:50 EST Hello! Hello all, <BR> My name is Mariann, I live in the Sherman area. Ive been on SP for a little while, glad I found u guys! <BR> Isn't the weather beautiful here for walking? <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Oct 2008 11:16:54 EST What area of Texoma do you live? I live out in the country about 4 miles north of Bonham. I was thinking that if anyone lives close we could get together for a few glasses of water or maybe a walk. <BR> <BR> I am 100% committed to getting skinny again and I work at it everyday, keeping track of my food intake and exercise. Some days I don't exercise but I do drink about 128 oz of water daily and I eat a Low Carb diet. What is you program? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Spark Buddy, <BR> Charlie Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:37:59 EST Sorry team! I've been crazy busy. I just finished up 2 8 week classes and have now started another. We have to write a paper worthy of being published in an academic journal! So I might not do so well there haha. <BR> <BR> The diet hasn't been going so great. Overall I think I am making better choices and eating less than I was a year ago but I'm still not doing as well as I know I should be. <BR> <BR> Exercise has also been tough for me to get motivated to do lately. With all the homework and stress f... Sun, 19 Oct 2008 13:05:11 EST Hello Texoma! Hi! I am new to the Texoma area. My hubby and I just moved to Wichita Falls courtesy of SAFB. So far, I like it but don't really know anyone. I have struggled with my weight for the past 5-6 years but it seems like longer. I have been yo-yo dieting for about 3-4 years, maybe longer, and it is time to finally get myself into shape. So far this time I have lost 10 lbs and am looking forward to about 40-50 more. Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:47:11 EST September Challenge Let's do a September Challenge, I know September is already started but lets go Sept 5th through Sept 30th. <BR> <BR> The weather is changing at least here in Southern Oklahoma and it's just gorgeous outside. Lets all try to get out of the house for 1 activity a day for at least 10 minutes. It can be anything outside such as fixing up the fall flower bed, playing outside with the kids, or a walk around the block, or washing the car. <BR> <BR> So lets all get up and enjoy before that icy col... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 13:31:27 EST Spirit of Survival Here in Oklahoma they are having the Spirit of Survival Marathon to benefit cancer research the weekend of October 4th and 5th. So if you are up for the challenge of a marathon this one sounds fun. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> My kids are participating in the Super Kids Marathon portion of this. For me this means doing 25 miles between now and October 4th with them and then we will head up to Medicine Park so they can do the last 1.2 miles. The entry fees ... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 13:13:31 EST Challenge 8/24 - 8/31 Drink at least 8 cups of water <BR> <BR> In addition to your regular exercise: Dumbbell Lateral Raises <BR> <BR> Starting Position <BR> Stand with feet slightly apart, back straight, arms hanging at your sides. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing inward. <BR> <BR> <BR> Action <BR> EXHALE: Raise the dumbbells at your sides to shoulder level, keeping elbows slightly bent. <BR> <BR> INHALE: Lower slowly with control to the starting position to complete one rep. <BR> <BR> <BR> S... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 18:32:38 EST Challenge 8/18 - 8/24 Eat at least 1 fruit and 2 veggie every day. <BR> <BR> Do 3 sets of 15 using weight of your choice <BR> Dumbell Triceps Kickback: <BR> <BR> Starting Position <BR> Hold a dumbbell in one hand. Kneel on bench with the opposite knee, then lean forward from your waist and support your body weight on your free hand. Keep upper arm of weighted hand fixed to your side, and allow to bend to 90 degrees. <BR> <BR> Action <BR> Push weighted hand back until elbow is straight. Slowly lower to starting... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 17:57:56 EST What was your exercise today? I thought we could share your exercise for the day. <BR> <BR> Monday - today I ran/walked 4.16 miles in 1 hr and 2 min with a calorie burn of 480. <BR> <BR> Good luck getting your exercise in today. <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2008 07:42:11 EST How do you feel? How do you feel about challenges? Would you like to continue having a weekly challenge? What kind of challenges would you like? <BR> <BR> You input and help would be greatly appreciated. Sun, 10 Aug 2008 17:51:45 EST Daily Fun... How about we have a little fun - a departure from thinking about losing weight. I will post the first word, when you read this word, you will post the first word that comes to mind, and we will just keep going. <BR> <BR> Summer <em>87</em> Wed, 6 Aug 2008 12:10:10 EST Challenge 8/4 - 8/10 Do core work at least once a day this week <BR> <BR> Eat at least 1 veggie and 1 fruit per day Sun, 3 Aug 2008 22:04:37 EST Team Goals Does anyone have any Team Goals they would like to see implemented? Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:18:31 EST Challenge 7/28-8/3 I have been struggling with drinking enough water in this extreme Texas heat, so... <BR> <BR> Let's strive to drink at least 8 cups of water every day. <BR> <BR> Let's move at least 15 minutes each day. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if there is anything you are struggling to achieve - we can put it in a challenge in the following weeks. Thanks for your support! Sun, 27 Jul 2008 22:38:55 EST The Count Down Is On . . . to Success! I would like to use this thread for support on reaching short term goals. Are you getting ready for a special trip, party, date anything. Come here for support and team suggestions. <BR> <BR> I need your help in losing my weight. I want to lose 1 pound a week, for 25 weeks, in order to be at my goal weight by our 30th anniversary, and for the cruise we are going to take. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions?? Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:47:20 EST Want to meet? Here is a suggestion I have had: <BR> <BR> I think it would be nice for the team to maybe meet up and work out (walks in parks/malls, trips to gyms, swimming parties-basically whatever) once per week. just so we can actually check in with each other and develop friendships to help one another with our weight loss goals. There are team members spread out of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma but i'm sure we could divide up by area. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think. <BR> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 20:43:48 EST Today I will. . .and I won't Just like it reads, it's a daily mini goal. <BR> Here's mine: <BR> <BR> Today I will drink more water. <BR> Today I won't forget to tell dh I Love You. <BR> <BR> :) See. Easy breezy <BR> <BR> Who's next? <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 20:47:05 EST Challenge 7/21 - 7/27 I need a workout challenge to motivate me....whose with me!!... I challenge EVERYONE to set one work out goal for the week and check in daily with the challenge met!! At the end of the week let's see who met the challenge every day!! ... (Post your challenge) <BR> <BR> ** My goal for the week is to run a minimum of 1/2 mile without walking. <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 14:55:15 EST Who Am I? Who Are You? Getting to know you, getting to know all about you... We want to get to know you better! Whether you're brand-new to the group or a seasoned vet, we want to know all about you. We will add 3 new questions every week. Please join us so we can know each other better. <BR> <BR> Nickname: Jannie-ba-nannie (don't laugh - I always hated this one) <BR> <BR> Birthday: January 13, 1960 <BR> <BR> Home State/Country: Texas <BR> Sun, 20 Jul 2008 22:18:06 EST Heya! Hello, I'm a mother to 2 really great little boys. I've lived in Lawton practically my whole life. I've been on Sparkpeople a few months and I'm getting back into it after my vacation. Wed, 16 Jul 2008 19:40:08 EST July 1 - July 5 Dumbbell Side Bends - 3 sets of 15 each (you can do this during commercials) <BR> <BR> You can find demos under: Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness, Exercise Demos, Upper Body, Core, Dumbbell Side Bends <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK TO ALL TO DECIDE TO ACCEPT THIS CHALLENGE! Tue, 1 Jul 2008 12:02:53 EST June 23rd - 30th For this weeks challenge.... <BR> <BR> walk at least 20 min everyday. <BR> It can be as easy as walking in front of <BR> the T.V. during your favorite show. <BR> <BR> Come on Team, we CAN do this ! ! ! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 23:54:45 EST HELLO I LIVE SOUTH OF WICHITA FALLS, I AM A MOTHER OF TWO (14,11)I DESPERATELY WANT TO CHANGE MY HABITS AND GAIN A BETTER BODY AND IMPROVE HEALTH. I FOUND THIS SITE TO HELP ME LOG MY FOOD AND CALORIE INTAKE. I AM UNDER A PHYSICIAN AND A CALORIE LIMIT, AND I DON'T WANT TO COUNT THEM MYSELF. I DO KNOW FROM PRIOR EXP. THAT LOGGING IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE. Tue, 17 Jun 2008 06:05:01 EST June 15 - June 21 I know we can do this. <BR> <BR> Drink 64 of water each day. <BR> Do 25 crunches each day. <BR> <BR> Let's post daily so we can encourage each other. <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK! Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:28:20 EST June 2nd-8th Same as last week... Lose 1 pound. <BR> <em>192</em> Mon, 2 Jun 2008 12:02:30 EST May 26th - June 1st Soooo, lets try this one... <BR> This weeks challenge is to loose 1 lb. <BR> <BR> this weeks starting weight for me is.... <BR> 140 Mon, 26 May 2008 22:54:40 EST May 19th - 25th Challenge for this week... <BR> <BR> 10 wall push-ups... <BR> it doesn't matter how far you stand away, whatever is comfortable for you but yet...enough to challenge you a little too. <BR> Mon, 19 May 2008 09:00:00 EST May 12th - 18th Challenge for the week... <BR> Lunges <BR> 10 each leg <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Mon, 12 May 2008 07:16:47 EST Challenge for May 5th - 11th Lets do 15 standing abductions for each leg, and these can be done while washing the dishes, cooking, drying your hair... Mon, 5 May 2008 13:31:22 EST April 28 - May 4 CRUNCHES ANYONE? <BR> <BR> 25 Crunches everyday this week <BR> <BR> <BR> (Open to other suggestions) <BR> <BR> Does everyone have dumbells? Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:01:33 EST Hi Hey everyone, I am from Powderly(north of Paris) I have lived here all my life. I am glad there is a team close to home. Sat, 26 Apr 2008 11:13:11 EST TO: Duncan, OK members and those in immediate area I want to start doing something like walking outside or attempt to rollerblade (I know haha I have horrible balance sometimes!) and was wondering where there are areas for recreation like this...? <BR> <BR> I moved here less than a year ago, but this is the first time I've actually been motivated to try and find parks with trails, etc., or somewhere with sidewalks ('cause we all know Duncan is well-known for all their sidewalks lol) I'm hoping to find somewhere within the Duncan or immedia... Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:19:12 EST Hello All! Well technically I dont live in Texoma anymore but I did for 11 years. I lived in Ardmore Oklahoma. On I-35 just north of Gainsville. Happy to be apart of the team! Tue, 22 Apr 2008 04:19:23 EST Hi Everybody! I'm new. I was looking around in SP and found y'all. I live near Wichita Falls. Looking forward to getting to know everybody! Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:28:48 EST April 21 - April 27 Good idea. <BR> <BR> This week get yourself motivated to do 5 pushups - EVERYDAY! Come on we can do this. Sun, 20 Apr 2008 22:41:04 EST April 14 - April 20 Drink at least 8 serving of water daily. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> Sun, 13 Apr 2008 21:24:51 EST Keep Safe! I hope y'all are OK and safe during these storms. I know some of y'all live over by Gainesville and there are some funnel clouds over in that area. <BR> <BR> I'm praying for everyone's safety over there. Wed, 9 Apr 2008 21:53:51 EST Challenge April 7 - April 13 Walk at least 15 minutes every day. <BR> <BR> We can do this!!! Tue, 8 Apr 2008 21:59:03 EST It's been a while so I'm going to reintroduce ME! Howdy, y'all!!!!!!!! I'm a SAH wife, who is unable to have kids that we know of at the moment. I used to work in Ft Worth, but after moving to Montague I'm over qualified for everything and gas is too high to qualify commuting. Hubby is an IT turned truck driver who now drives for the oil fields. I'll be 30 in a few weeks and hoped to lose the weight by then but fell off the bandwagon. I did manage to keep the weight I lost off though. Yay! <BR> <BR> For those of you who don't know, Montagu... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 18:10:43 EST Howdy from Duncan Hi from the middle of nowhere! Been a member of Sparkpeople for about a couple years now. Moved here last year from CA ..did lose about 80 lbs then kinda got out of the groove of things. Still down 80 lbs, but want to still lose that extra 30-40 lbs and get back into shape! I hope we can all be great encouragers and influencers of one another in good habits and whatnot. : 0) Fri, 4 Apr 2008 13:52:17 EST Challenge - 3/31 - 6/6/08 Drink at least 64 oz. water <BR> <BR> No fast food for the week :0) (WE CAN DO THIS) <BR> <em>194</em> <em>286</em> Sun, 30 Mar 2008 17:39:34 EST Hi from Altus Hey everybody! My name is Amy and I'm 29 years old. I'm married to Rob and am the SAHM to our almost 2 year old daughter, Madison. I just finished almost 2 months of Nutrisystem where I'd lost 14 lbs. It was ultimately too expensive and I got soooo tired of! I'm now back to Weight Watchers and I love it (well, as much as you could love! Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting you all!! Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:58:19 EST New Sparker from Sherman Hi I'm Carolyn and just found this team! Glad to have found it! I live in Sherman, TX and am single and have no children but a dauchsand, Gracie. I am 51 years old. I am using the LA Weight Loss Program as my eating program. I just had hip surgery to repair a fracture on 2/27/08 so I am not doing a lot of working out right now. I hope to be getting to that again soon. I hope everyone has a great weekend! <em>252</em> Sat, 15 Mar 2008 11:02:47 EST Challenge 2 - Crunches Let's go team 700 crunches in March. Sat, 8 Mar 2008 11:50:19 EST New from Denison Good morning all, My name is Amber. I live in Denison. I heard about SP on a podcast and on the Today Show last week, thought I'd try it. I'm just recently a stay at home mom again, my son is almost 2 now. Quite a different story being a SAHM to a 2 yo than it is for an 8 month old! Anyone in the area looking for a walking buddy? Let me know! I haven't done a whole lot with my page here, but I do have a blog that you can visit, <link> </link> . I started kni... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:10:37 EST Julie's Intro Hello all! My name is Julie and I'm 26. My husband and I are enjoying our second stay at Sheppard Air Force Base. I've lived in Texas my whole life! While I love it, I'm really looking forward to traveling and living in new places. We are praying for Italy in 2 years. <BR> <BR> I'm mom to Hannah, age6, and Hailey, age 4. I'm super busy with work (I have a day care on base and I do massage therapy in town) and joined Sparks to learn to take better care of myself. <BR> <BR> I keep blaming ... Tue, 5 Feb 2008 16:14:54 EST GET TO KNOW ME. Anyone interested this is where you will post information about yourself so we can get to know you. <em>235</em> Sun, 3 Feb 2008 14:44:46 EST Hello from Paris Hello everyone.......I moved to TX back in June from AZ and I know no one!!! I am a single mom to a beautiful 6 year old little girl who is the light of my life. Everything I do........ I do for her. I just restarted my weight loss journey. Yesterday was day 1 :) YEAH!!! Talk to you all later. <BR> <BR> Billie Jean Sat, 2 Feb 2008 05:40:27 EST Challenge 1 Hey everyone! Is anyone interested in setting weekly or monthly challenges. We could do food/eating challenges or exercise challenges or both. Please let me know. I need a little motivation. Fri, 1 Feb 2008 18:01:00 EST Motivation Is everyone eating right and working out. I struggle and would like any advice or help I can get. Somedays are good, and then there are others. <BR> Lets keep each other involved and motivated. Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:38:34 EST Weekend workout So what is everyone going to do this weekend as far as working out? It's so hard for me to stay motivated over the weekend. Imgoing to go to the gym today and do some Zumba and then maybe run on the treadmill for a little bit. I also need to remember to drink my water. That one is always hard for me. <BR> <BR> Lindsay Sat, 5 Jan 2008 12:23:37 EST