SparkPeople Canadian East Coasters Team Messageboard Looking for people from Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The best part of Canada! SparkPeople Canadian East Coasters Team Messageboard September Check-In -- Aahh, cooler weather! So here's our new check in board for the month. <BR> <BR> Lori, glad to see you're able to take some time off to get ready for back to work/school. I really don't know how Moms do it. :-) <BR> <BR> Glenda... orcas! I remember getting to see them ONCE during my time on Van Island, and it was during a crossing from Island to Mainland. They weren't there long, and migrating season had just begun. Hang in there, you'll see one! <BR> <BR> Faith, yes, you got a warmer day today. Thank you ... Tue, 1 Sep 2020 11:32:47 EST July 2020 - Hot, Sticky, and At Home Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't get to make the new thread right away.... we had a bonfire yesterday and it lasted most of the day. <BR> <BR> So, any plans for this month? <BR> <BR> Jojo Thu, 2 Jul 2020 10:33:36 EST June Bugs - Does it Bug You? A new month, a new weather pattern, and a new set of clothes. <BR> <BR> Hey Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> I can't believe it's already JUNE! I go through this every year, the "I can't believe it's already blah-blah!" <BR> <BR> The bugs are out, the dandelions are teasing us with their pretty yellow flowers, and I have to get to the back yard and finish picking up sticks so the pygmies don't move into the yard. I can't keep up, but I'm trying. <BR> <BR> And the lack of motivation for fitness has ... Mon, 1 Jun 2020 14:58:06 EST May We All Reach Our Goals - Check In Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm full of puns this week, so that's why I called this thread "May We All Reach Our Goals". LOL <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Jo Fri, 1 May 2020 14:42:24 EST Not April Fool's - Goals are REAL! - Check In Hey Peeps, <BR> <BR> Here's our new thread for the month. I didn't get here last night, and I see just about everyone messaged today. LOL <BR> <BR> So, did anyone get pranked today? <BR> <BR> Jo Wed, 1 Apr 2020 14:54:40 EST Marching Into Our Goals Hey Peeps! <BR> <BR> Sorry for not getting this out there earlier, but, well, March Break happened. :-) <BR> <BR> Jo Mon, 9 Mar 2020 07:11:14 EST Fantastically Freezing February - Check in! And just like that, January is done. <BR> <BR> And now, we have Freezing February to get through. Even with an extra day, it's still a short month. <BR> <BR> How's it going? Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:08:41 EST New Year, New Us! I finally made it back to create this month's Check-In thread. It's been a busy Christmas holiday, between visits to Moncton, Saint John and New Glascow. Wifey's birthday was yesterday, and since she was heading back to school for her LAST semester, we celebrated on Saturday. We laughed so much that my cheeks still hurt. <BR> <BR> So nothing new for the New Year yet, but I have a few things that I want to work on to improve my happiness. The biggest one is to move away from the online ga... Mon, 6 Jan 2020 11:54:46 EST December Is Upon Us (just not on the hips please!) Well, as I sit here and contemplate the 3rd Kirkland cookie I've had and figure it's time to put the rest away for the night, I look around at the 4-legged souls in the house and feel grateful to have them here with me. <BR> <BR> @GLENDA2017 mentioned Christmas shopping... I have gift cards being purchased with every grocery run. How about you? And if it's a big source of stress, share it here. Sometimes seeing it on the screen helps put everything in perspective. <BR> <BR> @INSH8P , it'... Sat, 30 Nov 2019 18:03:09 EST In November, We Remember Hey team! <BR> <BR> Sorry I was MIA for the beginning of the month, but I made it back! <BR> <BR> Jo Mon, 4 Nov 2019 14:11:55 EST October Has "Fall"en Ok, so my titles aren't always original or without puns. <BR> <BR> Lori, have you thought about going to Costco for a job? From what I hear, the floor staff are very well treated, pay is pretty good and health insurance &amp; vacation are available. It's hard to adjust when you have several things going against you. Another suggestion about sleep.... try power naps throughout the day. 5-10 min naps here &amp; there will help. As for the food.... I could never do the back shift without ... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 08:12:19 EST September - Back to Basics I think I fell off the face of the planet last week while on vacation. :-) <BR> <BR> We went to PEI for the Acadian Festival just north of Summerside, and we had a great time! Salt water air is so good for the soul. <BR> <BR> As for Dad... he's out of the hospital, and not "bad" enough to go to a nursing home. My sister is devastated, but she has a plan. We're pretty sure Dad lied or didn't offer all the info that he should have, so the evaluators didn't have enough to have him sent to ... Mon, 9 Sep 2019 10:34:31 EST Summertime in the Atlantic - Daily Check-In Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I meant to do this yesterday, but my truck got full of mud (after mudding!), and then I forgot. there aren't many of us left, so for the summer, I'm going to try having one thread for July and August this year. <BR> <BR> How did YOU celebrate Canada Day? Like I said, we went for a drive on old logging roads (2.5hrs), then we had steak for supper, and bed by 10. <BR> <BR> And Wifey starts her job today at the animal hospital! She's so excited! <BR> <BR> Share the ... Tue, 2 Jul 2019 10:03:37 EST Joyous June! We will have warm weather! Here's hoping for a warm June! Fri, 31 May 2019 14:10:38 EST May the Spark (or the Fourth) Be With You Always! Hey peeps! <BR> <BR> With Glenda on the train, I've created this month's Check-In thread. I'm looking forward to reading about her adventure! By the way, Glenda, what method did you use to send The Pooch out west? <BR> <BR> My leg is feeling a bit better. I can walk a little better, and I'm purposely not doing cardio this week, to give it a chance to settle down. <BR> <BR> I started my Travel Consultant training last night. So far, they're short online training units, so I can do 2 or ... Wed, 1 May 2019 08:09:15 EST Active April - Spring Is Finally Here! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> New month, new beginning, and warmer temps... I am looking forward to this month! Mosquitoes haven't started, ground is soft enough to dig up last year's tree stumps, and because we feed the dog raw foods, the only poop in the yard is the King Dobe's from down the road. :-D Now if only the 5' of snow that is still in the yard would melt a little more, I could actually find those tree stumps. ;-) <BR> <BR> Spark it, even if you've been April Fooled! Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:39:30 EST Messy March - March Towards Our Goals! Y'know how you go, "gee, what day are we anyway?", and you realize it's a new month? <BR> <BR> Yep. <BR> <BR> Creating this new thread was my first reaction to the new month. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2019 11:59:01 EST Fabulous February - Reaching Goals We Set in Jan Oh man... I can't believe I didn't clue in until just now that we didn't have a February thread. <BR> <BR> Let's make this a FABULOUS February and Spark it! Wed, 6 Feb 2019 14:36:00 EST January 2019 - New Year New Steps Just thought I would get the ball rolling. How are you peeps holding up after all the celebrations? I survived rather unscathed having only one drink. The first for me in awhile. Wed, 2 Jan 2019 19:57:10 EST December - Remembering WHY for the Season Hey ladies! <BR> <BR> I just remembered I had to pop in here and make the December forum. <BR> <BR> Here we go! Tue, 4 Dec 2018 12:41:04 EST November to Remember - Daily Check In Good morning Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Here's November's thread. <BR> <BR> How did everyone make out last night? Thu, 1 Nov 2018 10:47:24 EST October daily check in - BOO!!!!! Morning peeps!! I hope everyone had a Sparktacular weekend! We had a nice relaxing weekend at the cabin. <BR> <BR> I have to take Wyatt for his needles today! I can't believe that we have had him for three weeks. I wish I could figure out how to post pictures to Spark from my phone! <BR> <BR> Anyway...have a fantastic day everyone! <BR> <BR> Sam Mon, 1 Oct 2018 07:03:50 EST September 2018 -- Back to What Works! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> So sorry for not getting here sooner. I'm still around, came back from PEI and the Acadian festival, Wifey is in Moncton back at school, and training on the new Housing software has begun. <BR> <BR> On a down note, I hate my sciatic nerve on a good day. *sigh* But that won't stop me! <BR> <BR> Spark it like you mean it! Wed, 5 Sep 2018 09:51:55 EST August -- HOT and Real! Here's our August thread. :) <BR> <BR> Jo Wed, 1 Aug 2018 10:11:04 EST July - Jumpin Jeepers! Already?! Here ya go...Sorry <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jul 2018 12:13:12 EST June Daily Check-in Summer is on the way!? Morning peeps! <BR> <BR> JUNE - Holy! And we have a potential for snow this weekend haha! But the sun is shining and it's supposed to be a beautiful day <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday everyone <em>593</em> <em>411</em> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 06:53:23 EST June - back to basics Let's break June down into weeks for the next challenge. I think going back to basics sometimes is a great way to recommit and make sure we are on track. I know I need this! <BR> <BR> Week 1 - Water challenge <BR> <BR> Let's commit to drinking at least 64 oz of water per day for those 7 days. I know how hard this is, but we can do it!!! Count those OZs, whoever gets the most wins a prize (virtual of course). <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 May 2018 10:57:08 EST May virtual 500 KM Trek Ok team, the challenge for May is to trek 500 KM! <BR> <BR> Track the distance for every walk you take and post it here! Add to the previous distance total and see if we can make 500 KM in a month! <BR> <BR> Let's do it! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>295</em> <em>126</em> <em>338</em> Wed, 2 May 2018 07:27:18 EST May Daily Check up - Spring Flowers Smell Great! Ok, I made the new Month's post. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to be back sometime today! <BR> <BR> Jo Tue, 1 May 2018 10:50:46 EST April Daily Check up - bring on the spring showers Happy Easter!! Sun, 1 Apr 2018 19:27:46 EST 30 days of April We haven't had a challenge for a longggg time <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> So let's get back into the swing of things :) <BR> <BR> A - A is for accountability - How were you accountable today? <BR> P - P is for participate - What exercise did you participate in? <BR> R - R is for relax - What did you do to relax today? <BR> I - I is for inspiration - What did you do for inspiration today? <BR> L - L is for letting go - What did you let go of today? <BR> <BR> 30 days - 30 posts <BR> <BR> STAR... Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:23:47 EST Greetings from Yarmouth County, NS Looking forward to getting strong and healthy, and hopefully meeting some people along the way for accountability, as well as friendship. I have a long journey ahead of me, but I'm feeling determined this time. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 01:26:28 EST New challenge! So I did it! I got on the blessed treadmill and did the first day of a couch to 5 k! I have a coach this time and the app is set to beginner...very new beginner. It actually didn't seem that hard at all but I am sticking to the simplicity of it. It may take me longer to get to the end goal, but I need to get there! <BR> <BR> I did discover that I need new shoes sooner rather than later. My cross trainers I purchased for Zumba are not going to be useful for running! <BR> <BR> So my go... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:16:58 EST March 2018 - In like a lamb, out like a lion? March came in like a lamb here in NL. Beauty day with relatively good temps! <BR> <BR> I'm so excited that March is here. I have to major dart events this month. Our ladies A division Bay of Islands playoffs is March 10 &amp; 11 . This is the first step to a province wide competition. Then on the 16 to 18th I head to Gander for Team NL tryouts! <BR> <BR> Gotta calls :) <BR> <BR> Happy March 1 <em>593</em> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> Thu, 1 Mar 2018 06:35:14 EST March 2018 - Make Your Lion Roar with Goals Ok, so that wasn't quite the title I wanted, because I ran out of space lol! <BR> <BR> I was going for something like "Make Your Inner Lion(ness) Roar with Goal Power!" :-) <BR> <BR> Jo Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:07:39 EST February 2018 -- Valentine Goals! Hey gang! <BR> <BR> Here's this month's thread. I'll be back later today. <BR> <BR> :-) <BR> <BR> Jo Thu, 1 Feb 2018 09:03:08 EST January 2018 - New Year, New Goals!!! Happy New Year Team!! <BR> <BR> This is our year, I can feel it! <BR> <BR> 2018 Goals! <BR> <BR> To make exercise a priority! My goal is to exercise at least three times a week, AT LEAST!! If i get more in that's bonus. <BR> <BR> To stay off the scale as much as possible because honestly I become a little obsessed with it. <BR> <BR> To forgive myself for past mistakes. <BR> <BR> What are your goals??? <BR> <BR> Sam <BR> <BR> What are your goals for the new year? <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:44:40 EST Dec Daily Check-In - Jingle Those Bells Wow, I'm impressed, I remembered! :-) <BR> <BR> Jo Fri, 1 Dec 2017 09:41:26 EST Nov Daily Check In - Lest we Forget! It's November...WOW <BR> <BR> I can't believe it is November already...but here it is! Time goes back this weekend so it will make it seem that much worse. The weather is holding out pretty good though so that is a bonus. <BR> <BR> Hubby pulled a muscle in his back yesterday so I took him into emergency dept last evening when I got off work at 5. We didn't get out fo there until 9 but we were seen too pretty quickly so that was good. After a couple of shots of painkiller we went home. ... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 07:23:42 EST October Daily Check In! BOOO!!! Here it is ladies! Sorry it's late, it's been a long weekend! Tue, 3 Oct 2017 07:49:22 EST What is your favorite workout to do at home? Ideas please! Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:55:49 EST September 2017 Daily check-in Good morning team! <BR> <BR> I'm back after a wonderful vacation and ready to get back at it! I haven't had a chance to read the posts and catch up on the news but I will :) <BR> <BR> I have a lot to do...meal planning and getting back on schedule with the exercise so it should be a busy week! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:57:19 EST August 2017 daily check in Spark strong!! Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:31:05 EST Team goal - Walk 10,000 steps a day Hey team <BR> <BR> We are rockin' the step goal here! WHoot! right now it's set at 1,000,000 steps in a month...we are at 143% of this goal with five days to go! <BR> <BR> So any suggestions on a new step goal for a month? Would 2,000,000 be to out to lunch? <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:17:35 EST July 2017 Daily Check In I actually remembered!! Sun, 2 Jul 2017 09:28:57 EST June 2017 Daily check in EEKKK!!!! It's June 1!! Where is the time going? <BR> <BR> I'd like to thank each and everyone one of you who take the time to check in and support this team!! We may be small but we are doing it! <BR> <BR> GO US! <BR> <BR> Sam Thu, 1 Jun 2017 10:28:06 EST Daily Positive Quote Each day is a new beginning!! Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:12 EST Mid week ZEN Hi team! <BR> <BR> Seems everyone is so busy and rushing all the time I thought a good mid-week challenge would be something to help us slow down and relax. <BR> <BR> SO the challenge is to pick a quiet place with a nice relaxing beverage and relax. Just breath and enjoy at least 10 minutes of nothing. Don't worry about the laundry or the dishes...there are no little fairies going to come and do will still be there when you get up. Put down the phone...turn off the TV. Maybe pic... Tue, 16 May 2017 06:46:25 EST Challenge yourself challenge! This week's challenge is all about you! <BR> <BR> Pick one thing in each of the following three categories that will challenge you and start a new streak! This is a five day challenge Monday - Friday. <BR> <BR> Food <BR> Exercise <BR> Positive thinking <BR> <BR> My challenges <BR> <BR> Food - I will eat five fruit/vegetables a day <BR> Exercise - I will walk 30 minutes a day <BR> Positive thinking - I will post a positive quote on our team wall every day! <BR> <BR> Who is in? Sat, 6 May 2017 18:55:09 EST May 2017 Daily Check In Hey! Your team leader is falling down on the job! Seems I'm six days late in changeing the thread! Shame on me haha <BR> <BR> How is everyone's weekend going? We had an awesome day at the dart tournament...came in third. Looks like it's a go for tomorrow hiking. Can't wait! <BR> <BR> Quiet evening here...hubby is napping on the couch...he had a few adult beverages! I on the other hand drank water all day. Go me! <BR> <BR> Chat in a bit! <BR> Sam <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 May 2017 18:40:16 EST Volunteer week! The challenge is to do three gestures that acknowledge volunteers in your area. This is from clean up crews to coaches to Salvation Army to Lions Club International. Sometimes it's the little things that people volunteer their time for is the ones that is overlooked most often. <BR> <BR> Bonus if YOU are a volunteer..that means you can do something for yourself! <BR> <BR> It could be anywhere from a THANK YOU post it note...a Tim's an appreciation dinner. Sky is the limit!! Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:48 EST How do you exercise? I've been having some issues with finding time to exercise...or maybe I should say the motivation to do so in the evenings. <BR> <BR> Do you exercise all at one time? Or do you split it up during the day? <BR> <BR> <BR> If I do some exercises at work through out the day at work do you think this is as effective as doing the whole lot at one time in the evening? <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:54:56 EST Back on Track challenge Monday - Friday Back to the basics after a great long weekend!! Post for accountability!! <BR> <BR> Day 1 - Monday <BR> Drink 8 cups of water <BR> <BR> Day 2 - Tuesday <BR> Day 1 + log all calorie intake <BR> <BR> Day 3 - Wednesday <BR> Day 1-2 + at least 10 minutes of exercise <BR> <BR> Day 4 - Thursday <BR> Day 1-2 + at least four strength training exercises <BR> <BR> Day 5 - Friday <BR> Day 1-2 + 30 minutes of exercise <BR> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:01:00 EST Mid-week Mix up! April 12 Strength training. How many of us are struggling to get this in our exercise routines? I know I am!! There are lots of ways to strength train. You can use weights, resistance bands, or even your own body weight! The fitness library here on SP is great for picking up and learning new exercises. <BR> <BR> So here is the challenge for tomorrow: <BR> <BR> Pick three strength exercises in EACH in the following categories using the equipment (or none) of your choosing from the SP exercise ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:23:39 EST Absolutely about ABs! April 5th I thinks it's absolutely about AB time. Ya know...getting ready for bikini season? <BR> <BR> 3 sets, 13 reps each! Links at the bottom. SAFETY first please! <BR> <BR> Post for accountability!! <BR> <BR> Airplane Pose <BR> Genie Sit <BR> Seated Knee Lifts with Chair <BR> <BR> BONUS: Modified Plank (see how long you can hold three times!) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=118 </link> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exer... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 10:16:33 EST Challenge ideas I didn't put up a month challenge for April because I find to really hard to stick to it for a whole month! And I don't like the feeling of not completing especially since I'm the one who comes up with it! <BR> <BR> SO I would like to do a couple of weekends and maybe a couple of weekday challenges. Give me some ideas on what you would like to see as a challenge! <BR> <BR> AND GO! <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Apr 2017 07:38:07 EST April 2017 Daily Check In APRIL 1 HOLY CRAP! This year is flying by that's for sure. Soon it will be summer and maybe just maybe the snow will be gone haha! <BR> <BR> Got another 6 inches of snow last night blah. Storm warning for Monday and Tuesday...again BLAH!! <BR> <BR> I cleaned my refrigerator this morning..go me! Spring cleaning urge is there but this snow is wreaking havoc with opening windows and doors haha! May dig out the cupboards later on. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any plans for today? <BR> <BR> S... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:39:40 EST First weekend of spring challenge! X3 Be accountable and post it! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Pick one goal to start April 1 <BR> 2. Pick one chore to start spring cleaning <BR> 3. Pick one thing to do for YOURSELF..cause it's spring right? Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:18:52 EST Kicking it up with some new members! Ok team time to get moving! Please post each day for accountability! <BR> <BR> Saturday March 18th <BR> <BR> 3 sets of 12 squats <BR> 3 sets of 12 front kicks <BR> 3 sets of 12 back kicks <BR> <BR> Sunday March 19th <BR> <BR> 3 sets of 12 calf raises with chair <BR> 3 sets of 12 seated knee lifts with chair <BR> 3 sets of 12 T Stand <BR> <BR> All these can be found under the Learn, Fitness, Body weight exercises <BR> <BR> Remember that not everyone is at the same fitness level and can ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:59:12 EST Reward yourself! After a bit of discussion I thought that the topic of rewarding yourself for goals you meet (Glenda's idea!) deserved it's own thread as it is a fabulous idea. <BR> <BR> I thought about posting a goal calendar for everyone but I realized that what I would consider a goal/reward may not appeal to others...and the rewards on google didn't appeal to me! <BR> <BR> SO please share how you work your goal/reward system. Do you base it on pounds lost or mini goals or both? <BR> <BR> It's a great... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 07:27:16 EST March 2017 Daily check in Good morning team! <BR> <BR> March is in like a lamb here in Newfoundland!! Supposed to get some rain and snow later today but maybe it's the start of spring. <BR> <BR> Not much happening for me this week. Work <BR> <BR> How about you? Wed, 1 Mar 2017 07:07:28 EST Word fun! Five letter words ....the last letter starts the next word!! <BR> <BR> Spark Wed, 1 Mar 2017 07:01:53 EST March Challenge March challenge will be about flexibility and ways to achieve it! <BR> <BR> The challenge is : <BR> <BR> 1. To do a 10 minute stretch routine THREE times a week. <BR> 2. Post each time you complete a session for accountability. <BR> <BR> My massage therapist recommended a site online called Do Yoga With Me (link at the bottom). This is where I am going to start as I am a beginner! As I do a routine I will post the link...maybe you can try. <BR> <BR> If you find another stretch routi... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:02:44 EST Photos of your adventures!! Please post your pictures of your outdoor adventures! Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:07:39 EST February 18-19 Winter Photo challenge Hey team! <BR> <BR> This challenge is to get you outside in our winter wonderland! <BR> <BR> The goal is to get at least 6 different photos to share with the team to show off the beauty or the power of Mother Nature. An added bonus is if you are in the pictures! <BR> <BR> Please post your photos here with a caption of what/where it is! <BR> <BR> Who is in? Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:39:48 EST Hump Day challenge! This challenge is a little push to get in some strength training before the weekend! This is a bigger challenge so get ready!!! <BR> <BR> You get to pick two strength training exercises in the following categories. You can use weights or just body weight....whatever works for your situation! <BR> <BR> You can find a list and demos of most exercises here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e_demos.asp </link> <BR> <BR> TWO SETS OF 12 REPS.... <BR> 1. Biceps <B... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 07:24:02 EST Weekend Challenge Feb 4-5 Remember when we were small and someone said "show me your muscles" and we flexed our arms like a bodybuilder? <BR> <BR> I do...and I don't know about you, but mine are certainly not anywhere near body builder status! <BR> <BR> Please choose your weight carefully. <link><BR>tips.asp </link> <BR> <BR> If you do not actually have weight you can use the following household items: <BR> 1 lb - can soup, bottle of salad dressing <BR> 2 lb - carton of soy mi... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:30:11 EST February daily check in Well Team it's February 1st. I hope everyone has made some progress in the first month of 2017. <BR> <BR> Just remember..progress does not have to be defined by a scale. It can be a short term goal, keeping track of your calorie intake, increasing water intake, even making the decision to start a new healthier life! <BR> <BR> This month we need to challenge ourselves to make one small change in our lives for the better! Make this change realistic and work hard to achieve it! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:16:15 EST FITBIT BUDDYS Just wanted to touch base and see if those who have fitbit would like to buddy up! <BR> <BR> My email is Please feel free to add me! <BR> <BR> If anyone else would like to share their add information please go ahead! <BR> <BR> Sam Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:12:44 EST February Challenge So simple yet SO hard!! <BR> <BR> Stay off the scale for the full month of February. <BR> <BR> Last weigh in has to be January 31. DO NOT step on a scale again until March 1. <BR> <BR> Lets see how we can learn to gauge our success (and mistakes) without the visual aid of the scale. <BR> <BR> Who is in? <BR> <BR> Let's go team! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:21:49 EST Monday to Friday challenge - Let kick it up a gear Ok team! Time to kick it up a gear and try something different! <BR> <BR> 1 set = 10 reps TAKE YOUR TIME AND DON'T OVER EXERT ENOUGH TO HURT!! <BR> <BR> You don't have to do it all at one can do each set throughout your day as long as you do it!! GO TEAM!! Links for demonstrations as at the bottom <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> 1 set of front kicks <BR> 1 set of side kicks <BR> 1 set of back kicks <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> 2 sets of front kicks <BR> 2 sets of side kicks <BR> 2 sets of ... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:27:10 EST Footwear Do you have a favorite running/workout/walking shoe? <BR> <BR> We hike a lot when the snow goes...but I can't get my feet used to hikers. <BR> <BR> I use Saucony runners for everything. Asics hurts the arch in my foot...and others just gall my heels. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:44:47 EST It's all about YOU challenge! This weekend's challenge is all about YOU!! <BR> <BR> The challenge is on Saturday and Sunday to do at least two things each day JUST FOR YOU!! <BR> <BR> It could be things like a bubble bath, some alone time, a nice long walk, treat yourself to dinner...anything. As long as it's for YOU!! <BR> <BR> Who is in? Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:04:45 EST The pros/cons of weighing yourself I have to confess I'm a scale addict. I want to see the scale move...but it rarely does. <BR> <BR> Sometimes it gets so disappointing but I have to determine my success in other ways. <BR> <BR> What do you think of the scale? <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:04:16 EST Mid Week Challenge Wednesday January 25 <BR> <BR> TRACK your food. I mean really get back to basics...weigh everything..100 grams of meat IS a 100 g of meat etc. <BR> <BR> See how off our estimates of portion size are... <BR> <BR> Who is in? Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:17:25 EST Weekend Challenge January 21-23 Ok team! This challenge is a hard one for me! <BR> <BR> STICK TO YOUR TRACKER AND CALORIE RANGE ALL WEEKEND!! <BR> <BR> I so need to get my weekends under control. I think the routine of work Monday to Friday lets me plan and keep things under control so much easier than free for all Saturday and <BR> <BR> Who is in? Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:21:53 EST Fitbit I love my fitbit! Lots of times it just tells me I'm lazy...well not really but I do have a hard time getting my 10,000 steps. It does give me something to strive for. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have a gadget that motivates them? Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:19:16 EST Water Water Monday to Friday Jan 16th-20th <BR> <BR> Challenge is to drink 8 cups of water a day! <BR> <BR> This is a biggie for me..I hate drinking water. <BR> <BR> Who is in? <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:26:26 EST finding motivation to exercise God..I am so horrible at getting the motivation to exercise. <BR> <BR> What do you do to get the urge to move? Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:51:16 EST Weekend Challenge Jan 14-15 The challenge is to get 20,000 steps in two days and record them in our goal section! <BR> <BR> The prize is a spark goodie!! <BR> <BR> Who's in? Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:17:11 EST How do you beat the winter blues? I hate the cold...and snow. My motivation goes into hibernation and it's a constant struggle to get off the couch and DO something. <BR> <BR> How do you fight the winter blues? Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:14:44 EST Daily Question! January 11th <BR> <BR> Since this is the first question we will start easy! <BR> <BR> What part of Canada are you currently living in? If you feel uncomfortable give a specific place just the area of your province/state is close enough!! <em>636</em> <BR> <BR> I am living in the city of Corner Brook, NL. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:32:12 EST Daily weather report! West Coast of NL....flurries and chilly. Roads are not too bad all things considered! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:33:55 EST January Challenge! Since this is the first month of a new year we will start with the basics! <em>190</em> <BR> <BR> The challenge is to track what you eat and drink and record your calorie intake in the chart below. <BR> <BR> Everything...even if it puts you wayyy over your calories. Don't be afraid to search for foods and estimate if you are eating out or to busy to use a scale. Drinks make calories too so don't forget to log them. WATER IS 0 CALORIES! Remember portion sizes are small and estimate... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 07:39:36 EST January 2017 Daily Check-in Hi Everyone!! Hope everyone is haveing a wonderful Friday....I know I am IT"S FRIDAY!! <BR> <BR> I managed to get 30+ minutes of activity yesterday but still fell short on the 10,000 steps. On going struggle for me. <BR> <BR> Weather here is iffy. Snow squall watch for our area so it may get nasty but who knows right? <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking on this awesome FRIDAY! Fri, 6 Jan 2017 07:19:15 EST Back in the Saddle Hey Spark people! My name is Ron and I'm definitely not new to the Spark, but have not been on most of this year. I have got to back in the saddle of diet and exercise and Sparkpeople is so good at keeping me motivated. I look forward to meeting some East Coasters on here. <BR> <BR> Have a great day <BR> Ron Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:12:18 EST Born in P.E.I. Hello everyone I am 59 years old born on the Island but now live in the Yukon Territory. Even though I left there in 1978 I still consider my self to be a East Coaster. My wife is from Fredericton, we have one adult daughter that was born here. I have only been with Sparks less than 2 weeks but can already see results, so hopefully I can keep it up. good luck to everyone on your weight loss quest. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:25:58 EST Let me Introduce Myself Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Selena and I am a 39 year old single mom trying to get healthy for my little girl. I live about 40 minutes from Fredericton. I work there and spend a lot of time in my car or sitting at my desk. This time last year I was having problems with my knees and the doctor told me of course I needed to lose weight. I could barely walk and when I did walk it was painful. After 6 weeks of physio and a good pair of sneakers I am much better and more determined to lose ... Tue, 27 May 2014 05:24:45 EST Introduction Hi my name is Angela and I live in Nova Scotia. I've tried many times to loose weight on my own and can't. I need the support from someone. I'm 56 with a disabled husband, two grown kids with 5 kids between them. I'll write more later, gotta get to work. Thanks for having me. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:23:04 EST Roger_Snoopy I deleted my account and started another under maplerog if anyone was wondering where I disappeared too. <BR> <BR> -Roger Tue, 4 Mar 2014 20:28:30 EST Staying Positive I found that during my journey on Spark People, that keeping a positive attitude is one of the keys to success. Often this is hard due to many things that life throws at us. Some things that work for me are: <BR> Buying myself a reward each month, or when I can. <BR> Treating someone else, or treating my Snoopy to a new toy. <BR> <BR> Please share your ideas. <BR> <BR> -Roger Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:13:33 EST Checking In Been awhile since I checked in, I too slacked off during the summer and pounds crept back on, too much camping food I guess. Anyways started the Diabetes challenge again and start to track my meals properly again. Bought a new guitar, for a hobby and have the song Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker down pat. Have a great day everyone. <BR> <BR> -Roger Sun, 24 Nov 2013 07:36:54 EST running Marathon by the Sea 5 miler tomorrow... i am only 5 weeks back in training... i have been running 3 minutes and walking 1. i misplaced my garmin GPS before thursdays run..... and ran the majority of the 28 minute run. i think i am using my GPS as an excuse for walk breaks...... i have made the decision to leave it home tomorrow and run as much as i can and walk what i hAVE TO... am i making the right decision... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:38:31 EST I'm here again.... Used Sparkpeople ages ago to help lose 35 lbs, which I was mostly able to keep off... then I got a back injury back in the spring, and haven't been able to do my daily walking, or any of my regular exercise, so the pounds are starting to creep up faster than I'm happy with... but the back is getting better, and I need to get back into the swing of things. <BR> <BR> As for my life, the new boyfriend is going to diet with me. I don't know if he's going to join Sparkpeople, but I'm going to ... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:05:28 EST third time's a charm, I hope Back to try Spark People again. I'm having a really hard time with weight, depression, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Can't move very much, and am in a wheelchair anytime I'm out of my apartment. I did get transfered to work at home, though, which was a really good thing. So much has gone wrong in the last couple of years, and my weight is evidence of every bit of it. This has included a six week hospital stay for a benign golf ball sized tumour on my back. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I would really ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:47:08 EST I need a little help Hi there, <BR> I was wondering if anyone on the team could help me out with this. Ok, you know how they say that you shouldn`t eat in the evenings after supper to lose weight. Well I have a little problem. I work as a cleaner for a sports arena. We sometimes work daytime hours 9 am until whenever the place is clean or night time hours which is 9 pm until the place is clean which can be until 6 to 7 am. It`s because of that, body clock tends to get screwed up. Since I work hours like that, we ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 07:48:09 EST hello, from New Brunswick Hi everyone -- <BR> <BR> *not new to SparkPeople* <BR> However, making my return and hoping to stay consistent and not fall off track again. <BR> Started nursing school in September and lost sight of my healthy journey altogether. <BR> I had previously lost 114 lbs, and i gained about 15-20 lbs of that back.. Rather than get sad about that, i am finding the positives, NOT being hard on myself and throwing myself back in the mix because i'm worth this! <BR> <BR> i am in recovery for compuls... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:16:06 EST Monday - start of something great!!!! checking in - is something everyone does each day? Well hi to everyone. <BR> My day is off to a good start with a good breakfast, outside getting some exercise, and <BR> now off to do errands. Hope to keep this momentum through the day, the week, the month, my life, lol. Baby steps - aiming for just today - maybe even this hour, this minute. Beautiful sunny day here and not much wind - a perfect Fall day on PEI. Definitely gonna get outside as much as possible. Have a great day - be saf... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:37:37 EST Hello from Halifax Tried sparkpeople once before but really hadn't yet decided to lose weight for ME ... now I'm back with a vengence and ready to do this! Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:11:35 EST Im new and from NB Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark but really enjoying it. I have had a weight problem since I was a child and was diagnosed with a thyroid issue at 28. I have lost weight and gained weight back so am very tired of the yo-yoing. When I turned 30 something just seemed to click in my head and I am addressing the weight issue head on. I am on spark looking to make friends and find some much needed support. Am willing to give lots of support too! ^_^ feel free to message me :D Sun, 9 Sep 2012 16:11:09 EST I am a newbeeie from NS- Annapolis ValleY Hi there I have tried to lose weight on very many occasions. This year I think I finally have the mindset to do it. Don't get me wrong I will still cheat but maybe not so much anymore. I am a mother of 3 boys as well as working full time at our Regional Hospital. I have been married to my husband for 4.5 years. Recently I have taken up running so I am hoping that this will help with my weight loss journey as well. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:26:36 EST MiO Liquid Water Enhancer Has anyone heard of this stuff? Sounds similar to Crystal Light but only needs one or two drops of liquid to flavor a glass or bottle of water. One of the guys my office said he bought it at Walmart over the weekend. Here is a link I found:<BR>tml <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:32:00 EST Hi from Roger - East Lawrencetown Nova Scotia I started at 230 lbs and now have worked my way down to 204 lbs and dropped to 202 as of Christmas. I walk 10000 steps at least 5 times per week weather permitting along with my dog Snoopy. I was on a plateau for a couple of months not losing weight and found out my body was in starvation mode, so started tracking meals and started to lose again. My goal is 185 lbs and then maintain that weight and control my diabetes and cholesterol levels. <BR> <BR> I walk the Trans Canada trail along Law... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:28:26 EST hello from New Brunswick! <BR> Wow, how excited am i to find a Maritime group ! <BR> Hi everyone, i'm sylvie, from Saint John, New Brunswick.. <BR> A little about me, mother to two teenagers, girlfriend to a fabulous guy.. <BR> I've just recently lost 82 lbs, still more to go - but well on my way! <BR> I'm currently working through a food addiction & eating disorder - & rebuilding a healthy new relationship with food, it's definitely difficult! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to making some Maritime SP friends! <BR> Th... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:12:52 EST A newbie Hello everyone. My name is Doreen and I am from Halifax. I am new here and just stumbled upon sparkpeople while searching the net. I am 50 years old and it's time for a lifestyle change. I would love some buddies on here to help me through it,,, quide me,, steer me in the right direction,,, and kick my butt when I need it. please feel free to add me as a spark buddy <em>249</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:51:27 EST GOING FOR IT!!!! Hi <BR> My name is Tracy, currently living in central Newfoundland. I have been with spark for about 8 months. I started off strong and then disappeared for awhile. This is it now, i WILL lose the weight!!! I just wanted to say hi to everyone and we will win this battle..... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 17:26:22 EST Hey Everyone :) Just wanted to say hi to everyone i've been on sparkpeople for about a month and am just finding this team :) I live in NB and its great to see other people kind of close to home on here !!! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 00:53:47 EST from moncton I'm from moncton, nb. I just joined this group and I'm interested to see how many others there are!! Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:04:48 EST at leat i did not gained i got weighted tonight and i only lost .5 pounds...i did stay in my calories so i am kind of disappointed...i planned to lose 2 pds a week so i am not on track...i already eat soooo much , i guess i ll have to do more of lol <BR> <BR> lise <BR> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:55:20 EST Hello from PEI been on SP for a week now and am really enjoying reading a lot of the articles and topics. Have also started walking with a purpose in mind. Sat, 7 May 2011 21:45:26 EST Cycling in PEI Hi All, <BR> <BR> This is sort of a personal challenge for me, it's something I'd really like to try this summer. <BR> I've heard of the awesome cycling trails in PEI and I really want to go on a cycling/camping trip in PEI this summer. I used to be an avid cyclist but haven't done much in the past few years. <BR> <BR> My challenge is to get back into cycling and head to PEI with a group of friends to enjoy the beautiful province and be active outdoors. I'll extend it to anyone else out t... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:43:36 EST hello from saint john! Hey everyone! my name is Michelle and I'm 23, from Saint John, NB. Very excited to be here, and I'm so glad that I found this team, as I am so proud to be an east coaster! Looking forward to meeting new friends and supporting each other on this journey! Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:31:13 EST Are you celebrating St Patrick's Day We do have a wee bit of the Irish in us, and love to celebrate St Paddy's Day. Everyone is dressed in green, and my 7 year old grandson asked me to color his hair green for the day!! <BR> We started with green eggs and ham, with green tinted milk (it's not as bad as it sounds). <BR> For dinner, we're having chicken (not green), green mashed potatoes with peas and beans. <BR> I'll be playing an Irish jig or two, and dancing for cardio today. <BR> What are you doing to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Whe... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:03:20 EST Share what you want to accomplish for March? What I want to accomplish for March. I find that if I share my goals, I am more accountable. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Continue to achieve a minimum of 1000 fitness minutes, log on daily to SP, continue to be sugar free, <BR> <BR> Build up to running to Sobeys 9 km, I am running a 1/2 marathon in July <BR> <BR> Organize photos to create a family book <BR> <BR> Get my studio ready for tourist season, this means dusting bottle collection, reorganizing supplies, create more seaglass products Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:08:25 EST Anyone from PEI? I am. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 06:55:43 EST Daily accompli shments! Share what you are doing! Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:04:34 EST Hey from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia! I'm back to lose some more weight! I'm in Nova scotia on an island called Cape Breton which I'm sure most of you have heard of! lol... I went from 231 to 184 in 5 months using spark and the slim fast diet... Now i'm back to lose another 25ish pounds :) Tue, 15 Feb 2011 01:02:10 EST Did you drink your water? Water is liquid gold for our bodies, helping to flush toxins. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 08:01:29 EST How much weight do you want to lose this year? Why . Thu, 3 Feb 2011 07:14:33 EST East Coasters Weekend Challenges On this topic, I will be posting a Weekend Challenge for our Team. The Challenge will be posted by Thursday evening, and I invite everyone to sign up! Post here to show your commitment, and return on Monday to post your results. <BR> <BR> Spark on! <BR> <BR> Jo <BR> Co-Leader Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:29:38 EST Stop eating at 8 pm. I first heard of this from Bob Greene, Oprah's trainer. I couldn't believe how much better I felt not to mention the calories I saved from mindless eating. The first few days can be tough. I have a warm cup of herbal tea or chew gum to satisfy my need to eat. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 07:44:36 EST 1000 minutes of exercise for the month! I am going to commit to a minimum of 1000 minutes of exercise a month!! For me,that means 50 minutes of exercise a day 5 days a week. My exercise includes indoor resistance bike, running out doors, brisk walk with my 2 dogs and weight lifting. Join me!! <BR> <BR> PS- you can accumulate minutes throughout the day Tue, 1 Feb 2011 07:39:08 EST Ideas for a team challenges Hi team! Please share with me your ideas for team challenges. Think of what you want to accomplish. For myself, I need to control my snacking. Another team member suggested we all log miles to a maritime location. What are your weight loss goals for the year? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 07:17:49 EST One week in Well it's been one week since I've started this program and I'm down 4 lbs <em>224</em> . I just can't believe it. This program is a keeper. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 07:54:30 EST Day5 and energy to burn Hi my name is Charlene and this is day 5 for me. I'm 54, married for twenty years with two grown children. I live on beautiful Prince Edward Island. I joined Sparkpeople cause I wanted to feel good about myself again. My husband has decided we need to take a much needed vacation in March. We've never been outside the Maritimes our whole time together, so this will be a new experience for us. Right now I don't feel comfortable in my own skin. You see, we moved to PEI 13 years ago and... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 20:13:54 EST Welcome All New Members Good Luck and All The Best in your Journey. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 22:25:05 EST Hi from Moncton Hey, I just recently decided it's time for me to start tracking what I eat. I'm doing good on the exercise piece, but need to work on my nutrition. I'm loving all that Sparkpeople have to offer. Looking forward to read some posts from my fellow East Coasters! <BR> Janice Tue, 4 Jan 2011 19:33:39 EST Hi Everyone Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.I am 58 years old and I am retired hairdresser. I live in Nova Scotia eastern shore.I like to read,atving,camping and go fisinhg.I want to wish everyone good luck and the best. Thu, 25 Nov 2010 21:01:15 EST Hi Everybody from East Coast I am from eastern shore of Nova Scotia. <BR> I have been living here for 37 years. <BR> Does anyone else hail from here. Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:41:39 EST please share holiday strategies. I would love to have others share how they stay motivated or on track over the holidays. <BR> I like to take a tray of fruit or veggies to a party so I know I can have a snack. I also pick ONE treat to have so I do not feel deprived and I eat an apple and drink a glass of water before I go to a party so I do not dive face first into the goodies. <BR> Please share what you do too. Thank you. <BR> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:53:20 EST Hello from Nova Scotia I am so glad to have a group here on sparkpeople just for us east coasters. that is such a lovely group to have...just for us. <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful day, make wise food choices, chose to exercise and chose to be happy. <BR> Carol Sun, 14 Nov 2010 13:49:29 EST Hi Hi :) <BR> <BR> I'm Jennifer and from NS. I'm working at making the commitment again after several months! <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! Lol Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:52:13 EST Hi fellow sparks! Hi everyone. Looking forward to what I hope this site will bring me and hoping I can finally reach my goal...with all your help and encouragement of course!! I'm sort of a private person when it comes to my health/weight so this is a big step for me, but it's also kind of exciting! Looking forward to the challenge, Anirt47 Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:41:38 EST Hi from Fredericton Hi, Sissy Brewer here. I have lived just outside of Fredericton my whole life. I joined SP 5 weeks ago and love this website. I have 3 grown children and 1 grandson. My interests include, of course my grandson, baking and motorcycling. So far I have lost 4 pounds with the help of SP..... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:49:38 EST Challenge: No night eating July 21 to Aug. 25/10 My biggest challenge is night eating. I consume about 400 calories in the evening while watching TV. I will only allow myself some fruits if I haven't had my 5 servings during the day. Good luck to me! Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:24:02 EST from saint john wanting to say hello hi iam from saint john nb and am trying to lose weight and live a healthiery life style, would love to chat with people who understand and also need some understandment Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:05:52 EST Hello Hey <BR> I'm Chels and I signed up for SP yesterday, and am living in St. John's Newfoundland. I've all ready managed to learn my way around most of the site and I'm looking to met some really cool people on this adventure. I've got 23 pounds to lose. Good luck to all Mon, 26 Apr 2010 14:02:42 EST Where do I start????? ?????????? Hi - I joined SP in December, and I'm ashamed to say that its taken me this long to get my head round "this is it"!!! I feel overwhelmed by how much I need to lose, and get upset just thinking of how long its going to take me. I know I need to cut back on the naughty stuff, but its the motivation that I'm totally lacking. I just need to be fired up, but so far theres not even a spark - HELP!!!! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:36:18 EST New to East Coast, New To Website Well, that's not entirely true. I've been in Nova Scotia for about a year, now, moved here from the midwest USA, and it's been a HECK OF AN ADJUSTMENT. <BR> <BR> And I have actually had a sparkpeople account for a few years, but never really used it until now. <BR> <BR> <BR> I re-started my journey to health and physical fitness this past week after a year of sorrow, as well as joy. Since 2008 I have separated from my husband, moved to another country, graduated college, lost both of my c... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 20:15:43 EST A newfie who is in Ontario Hi everyone,, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say HI,, just started here in the last month,, and trying to get my feet wet. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:32:03 EST Newbie Hi,My name is Kelly, i just joined SparkPeople this week. I'm from St. John's, Newfoundland. Any others from St. John's?? Lovin this place Thu, 18 Mar 2010 08:08:40 EST From Fredericton Hi everyone, I'm new to Spark but not the weight loss, weight gain yo yo. Looking for a day time walking buddy in the Fredericton area (while gr.son is in school).. Anyone out there interested give me a shout! <BR> <BR> Don't care how old you are or if you have little ones you need to bring along in your stroller, the only thing important is to get out of the house and get some walking in. cheers ~Sue Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:21:47 EST New from New Brunswick! Hey, anyone in the Freddy town area :-D Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:42:59 EST How do I find my Spark Friend? Hi there, I need some help finding a friend that I have referred to Spark People. I've browsed around and can't figure out how to find her and add her to my friends list. Help!!!!!!!! and Thanks!:) Sun, 7 Feb 2010 16:39:52 EST just wondering Does anyone know how to change the weight from kgs to lbs on the weight tracker on the bottom of spark pages? I enter it in lbs but once I post something the tracker comes out in kgs. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:47:40 EST hello Hello to all my fellow east coasters. I am in Nova Scotia. I just recently re-joined Weight Watchers and re-joined Spark People. I figure with a double whammy I can't go wrong. I am also looking for a buddy. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:03:08 EST Looking for new friends and a support system... Hi there! My name is Wendy and I live in Atlantic Canada. I am a single mom of 3. Last year I participated in the local version of the "Biggest Loser". It expensive, comprehensive, and a whole lot of fun! I lost 60 lbs quickly and I felt great! Unfortunately, this past spring, I suffered a stroke. The good news is that I have pretty much fully recovered... The bad news is that I have regained nearly all of my weight in the process. I am out of cash to join gyms and local groups, so I am hopin... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 22:51:41 EST Newbie from NS Hi! I'm Cris, a married 35 year old mom to 2 wonderful girls. I really need some motivation and I'm hoping to find it here at SparkPeople! I want to lose about 50 - 55 pounds. I don't have time to go to the gym as I work full time so I've joined the bootcamp team. I'm really looking forward to meeting lots of new friends!! <em>30</em> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 20:49:58 EST How was your Christmas ? My Christmas was a good one, lots of family and friends to share it with, but I am glad it,s over for another year, so much work, I,m a bit tired. It,s now time to get back on track , I don,t think that I put any weight on over the holiday, I,ll see what the scales say next Saturday. Jan <em>636</em> <em>107</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FELLOW SPARKIES Sun, 27 Dec 2009 18:15:55 EST Newbie in Nova Scotia Hi everyone. I only joined SP yesterday and am still wading through all the info. Have lived in Nova Scotia for 16 months having moved here from the UK. Loving it here so far, and am determined that 2010 is going to be MY year!!! <em>33</em> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 18:13:02 EST LOST POUNDS Hi East Coaster Team Mates. I want to share this exciting news with you, I just joined on the 23rd of this month, had my first weigh in , GUESS WHAT, I lost 2.5 lbs this week, my first try at losing weight. I,m so PROUD of myself. I,m sure it will get harder as the months go by. Can you tell me if there is a program that will allow me to maintain my weight once I reach my goal? Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:04:52 EST HI FROM NEW BRUNSWICK Hello Everyone, My name is Janice Morgan, I just live outside of Moncton in a small community called Dawson-Settlement. I,m 55 years old, married 33 years, have two grown children and I,m a GRANDMA of two , (boy & a girl) I noticed that I have a new friend from Moncton who is on this team, I,m looking forward to chatting with that person along with the rest of the team. Wanda, what part of Newfoundland are you from? My husband is from Conception Bay ( Clarks Beach) . What a beautiful provi... Fri, 27 Nov 2009 08:40:45 EST Ready to try again I have decided to try again at a healthier me. Not a thinner, size smaller me , but a healthier me!! This site has been mentioned to me a number of times and I have decided to give it a try. I have tried many "programs" in the past. Some have worked, others have not. I have lost and regained the same 30-40lbs many times over the last few years. I am ready for a new outlook. I have come to the realization that it is not a "program" that I need. There are many different factors to a hea... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:15:39 EST Hello from Antigonish! It is great that there is a group of east-coaters! I am new to SP and absolutely loving it. I'm just learning my way around this site, there certainly is alot to explore. I have been overweight all my life, I remember going to WW with my mother when I was twelve. Over the years the most weight I've ever managed to lose was 38 lbs. I have since put 24 of those lbs back on. In total I have about 70 lbs to lose. Right now I am doing well, I have had a few good weeks. <BR> <BR> Thanksgi... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 21:41:34 EST Good Morning from Moncton I am a retired grandmother who has finally taken the bull by the horn in losing this weight that has been hanging on to me for years. I've been with Sparks since May and has lost 22 lbs. Only half way there but I'm determined to make it. Love to hear from other Maritimers. Wed, 9 Sep 2009 08:06:36 EST Hello from NS! Hi there, I've been here at SP since July of this summer, but just discovered the East Coaster Team...yay! <BR> I'm near Yarmouth in NS. Tue, 1 Sep 2009 20:46:03 EST Fall Routine is Back,.... and so am I Hi there! I've been away for the summer working in the kitchen of a camp -- had a great time!! Guess what -- did enough physical activity walking around that kitchen, lifting those pots, scrubbing those floors, etc.etc.etc.; that it didn't hinder my weight lost goals. I am encouraged <em>41</em> <BR> Glad to start back to the fall routine today which includes being involved in SparkPeople again. <BR> <BR> How did you keep on track this summer if your routine was totally different wi... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:09:16 EST Newbie Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here and I'm loving what this site has to offer. I'm currently doing a program through Inches Weight Loss here in Fredericton for people that have more than 80Lbs to loose. We have boot camp twice a week along with a little "metal" booster session and we are also provided with 2000 calories meal plan. We're 6 weeks into the 24 week program and I'm down 12.5Lbs and as of August 5 I was down 5.25inches. I'm feeling great! <BR> I'm really looking forward to being a part... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:53:28 EST PC Products If anyone is interested, I have added quite a few PC and Blue Menu products to my nutrition tracker. I assume they are available thru member added products. Just to let fellow canadian/eastcoasters know, might save a few minutes on your own tracking. Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:54:49 EST SparkPeople Products for Canadians I wanted to buy the salad/lunch pack and the spark people water bottle, but the shipping would have been more than the total cost? Is there a cheaper way for Canadians to buy SparkPeople products? Mon, 3 Aug 2009 16:04:08 EST looking for a buddy in Halifax/ artmouth I would really like to find a buddy to work with in my area, even to talk to. Anybody from close to home? Mon, 3 Aug 2009 12:24:51 EST Newbie from Moncton, NB Hi everyone! :) Sun, 26 Jul 2009 20:57:24 EST Late in Life Newbie I, I am a newbie in Dartmouth. I am 53 years old and a person of small stature. I have gained a lot of weight in the past 2 years and am finally going to do something about it. I have been accepted as a possible candidate for gastric sleeve surgery, and need to prepare for a completely new lifestyle. Thus the new plan, new activity and new motivation. Would love to talk to anyone around here for mutual encouragement. Mon, 13 Jul 2009 09:34:14 EST New from PEI Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Happy first Monday of the summer. <BR> <BR> I live in Morell PEI. Have been on SP for just over a month and loving it. <BR> <BR> Have been exercising on my own for over a year but nothing happened - Forgot to watch the calories. <BR> <BR> Now I am tracking everything - and seeing results. <BR> <BR> Getting lots of great ideas and inspiration here. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Linda <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:42:50 EST Argh why wont the last 15 pounds go So I walk and run for 90 minutes a day, do shadow boxing, and strength exercise for 30 min a day 3 times a week. I only eat 1200 calories and still nothing. <BR> <BR> It has been 3 weeks of this lol maybe I just shouldnt worry anymore and just stay this size but I made the goal and want to stick with it. <BR> <BR> Any advice? <BR> <BR> Kim Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:13:29 EST Sparks Rally I have been reading a lot about the Spark Rallies that are taking place everywhere. Does anyone know if we are having any here, either in NS, NF, NB or PEI? <BR> <BR> Jae Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:07:29 EST I want to be overweight I saw this challenge on another Team and as it had already started a while ago, I would like to start it for our team as well. <BR> <BR> This is all about BMI, right now I am listed as Obese on the BMI calculator and that upsets me to no end. I am going on vacation in September and would like to be listed as Overweight by then. <BR> <BR> I would like to present this challenge to everyone else on the team that would like to go from Obese to Overweight by the end of August. That would give ... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 11:25:30 EST How Accurate is BMI Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have a question about BMI. I am a very short person, 5' 0" and I am trying to get back into a healthy lifestyle. I weigh myself on the 1st and the 15th of every month, no more. I am not stuck on what the scales say at all as I measure as well and go by the inches I have lost as a more accurate measure. <BR> <BR> However, having said that, I hate the fact that the BMI has me listed as Obese. Even when I was at my smallest years ago and wore a size 5-7, it still had me a... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 11:17:05 EST HAD A ROUGH WEEK what a week. I could have eaten the whole house and then some....I was lucky that I still lost 1 lb. Few...sure am glad. Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:12:04 EST Hello I've been on SP since 2006 and just recently started back at it with resolve. I've been making lifestyle changes with diet and exercise since last year and started using SP again a month or so ago. I never realized that there was actually a team in my area, who knew? <BR> <BR> I'm originally from a small town in NF and have lived in NS for about 18 years total. I'm single with no kids, however I have a niece and nephew that I spend a lot of time with. I have a workout buddy, however she is ... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 09:52:53 EST Anyone from Bathurst, New Brunswick? Anyone here from Bathust, New Brunswick? Sure would like to know. Fri, 29 May 2009 15:35:22 EST New here and excited for my new life. Hello everyone. I am new here. Been lurking around for a few days but decided to jump in tonight. <BR> <BR> One thing I am wondering about and it may sound like a stupid question so I apologize in advance for the bottom of certain peoples posts is a "chart" showing weight loss and goals. How do I get one of those? Yes I am computer illiterate a bit lol. thanks in advance and I hope to be on the boards often. Mon, 25 May 2009 21:56:44 EST Fitness Group So I was just wondering if anyone in Halifax area know of any groups, or people who do / are willing to try and organize things like hikes, and other activities to help stay on track, get in some extra exercise, and mingle? Fri, 22 May 2009 16:33:50 EST I need help Hello to everyone, <BR> I am having a problem and I am wondering if any of you can give me advice. I tend to do good during the day, following my eating plan. I run into problems at night, and I mean I get up at night to eat. I know this might sound stupid...a 42 year old woman can't stop eating at night. I tend to get up 3-4 times during the night to use the bathroom and to get to the bathroom I have to go throuth the kitchen. Anything on the counter is fair game...crackers,muffins,cookies..... Sun, 17 May 2009 09:07:56 EST Thank you I would like to thank everyone who sent me encouraging messages. I was surprised and amazed that so many of you care and take the time to wish me well. A special thanks goes out to EDWARDS 1411 for the goodie you sent. I am still figuring out the web site so please forgive me if I'm a bit slow at first. Again a big THANK YOU to you all. <em>304</em> Sat, 16 May 2009 11:06:55 EST hi 'yall hello to everyone. I am from Digby County Nova Scotia <BR> I have quite a bit of weight to lose but I plan to take baby steps and I know I will get there <BR> Thu, 14 May 2009 17:13:11 EST May 2009 Challenge Hi all, <BR> I figured I give it another try. I posted a challenge for April, walking across the east coast provinces. We started with PEI. According to my google search it's 195 km long. We didn't quite get there (there was only three of us and we started part way through the month). I figure lets try it again. <BR> Whenever you walk, inside or out, track your km. Post them here.(Please round to the nearest 0.5 for easier calculations). I'll total them up to see if we can walk 195 km during ... Fri, 1 May 2009 16:02:56 EST April 2009 Challenge Hi all, <BR> I just joined this team last week. I came in looking for a challenge and noticed the entries are a year old. Not a lot of forum activity I see. I'm hoping to change that. I noticed in some of the old chats that someone mentioned a walking challenge. See if we can walk across a province. I thought it sounded like a good idea. So I'm hoping everyone will log in every day and track their km walked to see if we can walk across some provinces. I figure because this month has already s... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:40:15 EST Help with the measurement and weight calculator Could anyone help me figure out how to update my measurements and weight? <BR> <BR> Many thanks! Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:24:27 EST Newbie from Halifax Hey everyone, I'm a newbie from Halifax. I'm 27 and have let myself go over the last year big time. I want to lose about 30-40lbs to get back to where I use to be. More than that though I just want to be fit like I use to be. I don't feel like myself at all anymore. I had put weight on and was the largest I ever was about 3 yrs ago but was able to lose it. I'm so close to being that large again and I'm more than depressed about it. I'm definitely an emotional eater and as much as I want to lo... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:56:23 EST daily check in Hey everybody, <BR> <BR> THought I would start a new post for this week. Things have been going ok - but not great. I havent seen the scale move at all in the past few weeks. I have been going to the gym - but I am also not eating very well. <BR> <BR> This week I am going to plan my meals for the week and then follow it. I will go to the gym at least 4 times this week. This is my promise to myself. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great day. TOday we are off to the HOme Sho... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 09:01:00 EST New from NL Hi everyone! I just joined this group today but I've been active again on Sparkpeople since the beginning of the month. I am here to lose 30-ish pounds that are hanging around from baby #2 who was born in early October. I lost 50 pounds in 2007 after the birth of my firstborn and a big part of that loss was because of Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I live in St. John's now but have lived in a number of places around the province - born in Port Aux Basques, grew up in Lewisporte & Goose Bay, and univ... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:44:51 EST Annapolis Valley, NS HEY so happy there is a page for east-coasters!!! <BR> Who else can sympathize with all this crappy weather that makes you want to hibernate! <BR> <BR> I realized that the cold this winter was keeping me from my love of exercise. I bought myself the tools to do all my workout at home so I didn't have the excuse of it's too cold to walk outside. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:14:32 EST Introducing myself Hi everyone,I was born in Halifax, NS and raised in Riverview,NB but I am presently living in Victoria,BC. Just last week I got back from visiting family in NB. I look forward to connecting with people on this team forum. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 21:10:32 EST Hi from a Newf in Cape Breton I'm not new to Spark but am new to using the message boards. Just wanted to say hello to everyone and wish you well with your goals. <BR> <BR> Hopefully this will be the year I actively commit to my healthy lifestyle goals. Fri, 9 Jan 2009 10:25:35 EST New In Saint John NB Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to this - trying to get back to being the healthy fit person I used to be. I work full time - full time mom to 2 teens - part time student - married - and want to get back to being healthy!!! <BR> <BR> Shauna Thu, 8 Jan 2009 20:25:31 EST Hi, from Corner Brook, Newfoundland! I'm Brand new to the site...still trying to learn to navigate. I'm here because I want to start feeling healthy. My goal is to lose 15 lbs....I know it is not a lot...but when you don't have a lot of motivation it can seem like a hundred. Wish me luck! Sat, 3 Jan 2009 18:03:18 EST hi maritimers glad to see some sparks people so close to home. i am from p.e.i. i have been on the sparks team for a while but have not been doing much weight, so now i hope to change that with your help. i really need to get on the band wagon.i have about 50 lbs. to lose. signing of. hope to here from some of you,like words of encouragment. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 17:06:54 EST Hi from Halifax! Just wanted to say hello to all. Good to see that there is an East Coast page on here. I am a super morbidly obese man weighing in at (last weigh-in) 533 pounds. My heaviest was 588 and 1/2!! My fear is that December has beaten me down and once again I have likely gained some if not all the weight lost since October of this year. It is a vicious cycle that I am in and quite frankly am tired of living this way. I hope I can get some support from SparkPeople but I know I have to work hard at th... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 15:50:45 EST Hello from Halifax Hey everyone :) <BR> I'm Amy and I'm a sahm to my 2 year daughter and 2 month old son. <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all better! Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:35:29 EST Fun Stuff I found this little game on a leader's team page and thought you might get a giggle from it! <BR> My name is Sloopy Pottydunkin! <BR> <BR> The following is excerpted from a children's book, Captain Underpants And the Perilous Plot Professor Poopypants, by Dave Pilkey, in which the evil Professor forces everyone to assume new names... <BR> <BR> <BR> So:- <BR> <BR> 1. Use the 3rd letter of your first name to determine your New first name: <BR> a = snickle <BR> b = doombah <BR> c = go... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 20:37:34 EST Hello from St John's Hello I am married and a mother of three. I am looking for support and friendships. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:20:05 EST Halloween "Frighten Those Pounds Away" Challenge We haven't had any challenges for a while now so I've decided to try a new challenge from now until Halloween (October 31st). The idea is to try to get in at least 31 minutes of exercise every day until Halloween and see how we do. Firm up those spooky sagging muscles, lose a frightening 10 pounds, work off some of that ghoulish figure...whatever! Post your minutes or lack of them here! <BR> <BR> Who's up for this creepy challenge? <em>275</em> Sun, 14 Sep 2008 19:44:27 EST Hi everyone Hi there! I'm from Halifax, NS, and am very new to the site, but I look forward to getting to know everyone! Thu, 31 Jul 2008 23:48:16 EST Support Hey everyone!! <BR> <BR> I am just back from being on vacation for a week with the kids, and things were not too bad while I was away. I managed to get some exercise in, but you know those lovely desserts that family love to feed you! ugghhh! Anyway, I'm home again and hopefully back on track. Summer is going to send me for a loop with all the kids home. I have to get myself on a schedule! <BR> <BR> Anyone have any tips for me?? Thu, 3 Jul 2008 07:42:43 EST Hi from Nova Scotia Hi all. I'm a new spark member hoping to find some help and support. Lost 70lbs 2 years ago, but gained it all back last year. :( Haven't had a chance to look over the whole site yet, but looks like lots of helpful tools to use. Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:37:56 EST Hello from St. John's Hi, I'm Jackie and I'm in St. John's Newfoundland (Da Rock!). I just finished university and got my degree in Kinesiology. I'm in decent shape, but feel I can do more to get into better shape. Diabetes runs in both sides of both sides of my family, so staying healthy is very important to me. I joined SP to find a place for support and motivation, when I can't find it in myself. If there's anyone on this list in my area, I'd love to meet up and go for a walk/hike/bike or just to discuss h... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:36:46 EST Hello from Cape Breton Hello, I am new here and wishing everyone good luck with their goals.. <em>137</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2008 22:21:06 EST Hello from Fredericton NB! Hi everyone! <BR> I'm Chan from Fredericton. I'm glad to have found this group of people close to home. I love the website, but sometimes it's hard to really connect with a weight loss buddy that you know you will never meet. I have about 90 lbs to lose and would love to get to know you guys, so that we can meet our goal and succeed together. Good luck to all. <BR> <BR> Chan Sun, 8 Jun 2008 12:45:28 EST Hi from Saint John Hi everyone! My name is Denise and I live in Saint John NB. I have never used message boards before but I am hoping that it will help me with this journey which I so desperately need to begin. My husband and I would like to have another baby (our son is going to be 7 in June) which has prompted me to try once again to lose weight. I am at my heaviest ever and feeling a little overwhelmed by how much I have to lose. I look forward to sharing my ups and downs with all of you! Mon, 5 May 2008 12:01:49 EST Introduce yourself here! Here's a place for everyone to introduce themselves and tell us a little about you. <BR> <BR> If you've been here for very long you probably know me but for those who don't I'll start: <BR> <BR> I'm Wanda and I live on the beautiful West Coast of Newfoundland. I'm married with 2 amazing children. I don't have a job that pays but my DH calls me a professional volunteer! I run the breakfast program at the school as well as the Accelerated Reader program. I'm a Girl Guide leader (which I... Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:39:26 EST I heard a rumor I heard a rumor that the price of rice was going to double and they are already about to ration it in the States. I eat allot of brown rice since I started dieting or my life style change will this affect anyone else this badly? I eat it at least 3-5X's a week. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:48:57 EST Daily Check-In This is a place for everyone to just touch base and let others know briefly how your day went. (If you kept on track or not, etc.) Thu, 24 Apr 2008 19:39:06 EST Where did everyone go? I have missed posting on this site, where we have people in our own area not just from far away. I like feeling close to home. Hope you all still do to. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:03:15 EST Challenges for April and May? This section doesn't seem to be very active. <BR> Is there a challenge for April..I realize I'm a little late for, just wondering what it was? <BR> Is there one for May? <BR> We need to get this board more active! Thu, 24 Apr 2008 08:35:53 EST New Spark Feature - team goals Hi everyone! Sparkpeople has done it again! They've come up with another way to keep us motivated and on track. You may have noticed the Team Goals section below the forums on our East Coasters team page. This is a way that we can set goals for the team and work together to meet them. <BR> <BR> If anyone has a suggestion let me know because I need to know what goals are important to you! <BR> <BR> Wanda <BR> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:50:42 EST Hi All! New here...from PEI, any others from PEI? Mon, 31 Mar 2008 13:04:45 EST Southwestern Nova Scotia Just wanted to say Hi..I'm new on here and hoping to here some great stories of weight loss or some new tips anything to help.. Sun, 30 Mar 2008 21:21:50 EST St. John's, NL / Tely 10 Hey anyone here in the St. John's or Newfoundland area ... and further on that, anyone running the Tely 10 on July 27th?? Sat, 29 Mar 2008 15:19:18 EST Hi from Upper Musquodoboit, NS I am looking to lose this weight with the help of sparkpeople Tue, 4 Mar 2008 19:04:42 EST Hi in Halifax Just recently checking out SparkPeople again. I'm recently moved to Halifax after living in NB for the past 8 years. <BR> <BR> I just signed up for the Weekend Walk to End Breast Cancer in Halifax, so my goal is to get this baby weight off before that walk! 40 lbs to go. <BR> <BR> P.S. If you'd like to give a donation there's a link on my profile! Sun, 2 Mar 2008 12:26:01 EST March challenge anyone? We sure pooped out in February. Anyone have inspiration for a challenge to get us going in March? Any of you newbies ready to show us up? Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:04:14 EST Anybody In Saint John NB? Or am I the only one? Hey wanted to find some people in SJ to share exercise classes, dining places and just about anything else that will help. What I would really like is Belly Dancing or even an Aerobics class that didn't involve a gym membership. Anybody care to share? Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:25:12 EST Saint John Nber here Hi everyone, <BR> Just thought I'd introduce myself. <BR> Name is Cindy. I live in Saùint John NB. <BR> Been a member of sparkpeople for a long time now. <BR> I have a team that I run called "Country Music Lovers wanting to lose weight" Unfortunately most of my members are American. It would be great if I lived in the U.S then that way there's local people to help me out. I feel lonely over there though. So if you like country music and are Canadian, come and join the team! <BR> Take Care,... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 16:40:31 EST Hi from Fredericton I'm so glad I found this group so I can connect with some fellow Maritimers. I have lived in Fredericton pretty much my whole life although I lived in the Annapolis Valley of NS for 6 years, everywhere from Greenwood to Wolfville pretty much. Anyways, just wanted to say Hi! Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:48:20 EST Any Spark from Prince Edward Isand HI I am new to Spark and would like a buddy from here.Someone to chat with and help me get started <BR> Wed, 13 Feb 2008 17:57:30 EST PC 28-day Healthy eating challenge Check this out! I was trying to plan my grocery shopping online (now that the supermarkets start their specials on Sat. it's that or visit the stores twice in 1 day). The Superstore homepage has something called the "28 day healthy eating challenge". If you go to you can check it out. <BR> When you enter your particulars it selects a calorie range for you (1500, 1800, 2100) and then gives you a 4 week eating plan with all your meals laid out, with alternates, a lot like the s... Sat, 2 Feb 2008 11:17:21 EST Any ideas for a February challenge? Who's got an idea? Bring it on. Do you want something related to food or fitness? Think about it but not too long - Feb is a short month! <BR> <BR> Wanda Fri, 1 Feb 2008 20:53:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 26 Jan 2008 08:13:43 EST Hi From Moncton! Hey Everyone, <BR> I'm Tracey I live in Moncton with my hubby and my two sweet boys, (or the reasons for my muffin top). I'mh hoping to lose 30lbs. I just joined this week and so far I've been doing great. I even managed to get my butt out of bed at 6am to run!! And we all know how cold it has been this week! <BR> <BR> So what part of the AP is everyone from? <BR> Cheers! <BR> T Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:00:42 EST New member Just thought I'd say hi to everyone, I'm new to the group, I live in Meadowvale, near Greenwood N.S. I started this program this month so I am also new to the site. I think this is a great program, I have tried many others and nothing seemed to last so I'm hoping for the best. Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:06:45 EST January exercise challenge OK, better late than never. Let's record every day if & what exercise we do. (I know I need the encouragement and accountability.) <BR> Here's me for today: I did 48 minutes on my dance video game (a DDR clone). Sat, 12 Jan 2008 21:53:45 EST Waving to my new team mates from Kentville, NS Hello everyone my name is Heather. I'm married with three teenage children. I got serious with Spark as of Jan. 1/08 and just as it was "My time" to quit smoking this is the year to lose the weight and get fit again and stay that way. I haven't had a smoke for 1 month, 3weeks. I've followed the sparks diet since New Years, and I'm part of a challenge that has me doing cardio 35 minutes a day for 5 days of the week. I'm taking things slow and haven't added strength training in just yet. ... Sat, 12 Jan 2008 18:49:37 EST Ready To Live Again!! Just a quick Hello and Happy New Year to everyone. Mon, 31 Dec 2007 11:35:59 EST Happy New Year! Hey everybody, I hope your family celebrations went well and hope everybody a safe and happy New Years Eve Celebration. HOping to see the activity pick up here again in the new year. <BR> <BR> Michelle Mon, 31 Dec 2007 10:56:11 EST Possible December challenge? any ideas for a December challenge? Maybe a recipe challenge for best dessert to take to a potluck, or just a challenge to stay on track during all the parties. I know I've got a lot coming up where there are days I'm going to not have much time to eat a proper meal, but everyone will be offering me coffee runs, or a bite of the pizza from next door and such, and my goal is to actually realize about what I'm putting in my mouth those days.... (thankfully my assistant knows I'm on Spark, and... Mon, 26 Nov 2007 17:31:25 EST New spiny member of the family Hey all! While it's not directly related to my weight loss (other than some lovely stress relief), I thought I'd post about our new addition. <BR> <BR> As of today, I'm the proud mom of an African hedgehog. I've been trying to get one from a breeder for a few months without any luck, but I suddenly got news today that my breeder found a breeder in Montreal with babies ready to go! So next weekend, I'll have a little ball of spines with me at last. <BR> <BR> I'm so excited! :) Sun, 25 Nov 2007 14:25:06 EST Introducing our new team leader... Wanda (conranw) has graciously offered to help me as co-leader for our team. I know she will do a great job! Mon, 19 Nov 2007 09:24:29 EST Hi everyone! Hi everyone, I'm new! <BR> <BR> I'm from Moncton, New Brunswick. Sat, 17 Nov 2007 14:37:55 EST November Challenge - Remake a holiday favorite Hello Everyone, <BR> It seemed really quiet on this team for a while so I thought that I would add a new challenge. I had posted a few weeks ago that maybe we could have a holiday recipe exchange which was met with some positive replys so I was thinking even one step further. <BR> <BR> How about taking an old holiday favorite and seeing how you can rework it and add it to the new healthy lifestyle that we are all trying to life with. <BR> <BR> So here is my contribution: <BR> <BR> Cranb... Sun, 28 Oct 2007 10:07:31 EST Just joined today.. Hi East Coasters! <BR> I am a 27 yr old from St. John's, Newfoundland. I have and 18 month old son and have been married for about 2 months. I am no stranger to diet and exercise.. my whole life feels like one diet after another. I have been very successful in the past with losing and maintaining a healthy weight but after a back injury in June have only now just been able to resume light exercise. I have 22 lbs to my goal weight and know its now or never. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:56:55 EST Hi there Canadian Friends!! Just wanted to introduce myself, i'm 28 from Moncton NB and been on the site for almost a month now and just love it !!! I think it's a big motivation to come on the site daily and read and learn new things everyday !! Good luck to all with your journeys !! <em>252</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:12:22 EST Annapolis Valley NS walker Just wondering if there is anyone else here from my area? Mon, 24 Sep 2007 12:22:10 EST September Blast off Challenge Hey All, I came up with this Challenge based off the one we did in June. I changed it a bit for some variety but kept most of it the same. <BR> <BR> 5 - servings of fruits and veggies per day <BR> 4 - servings of high fiber foods per day (to learn about high fiber check out<BR>nce_fiber.asp ) <BR> 3 - servings of whole grains per day <BR> 2 - servings of milk per day <BR> 1 - alternative source of protein per day (nuts, soy,dairy, etc - for more ide... Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:55:04 EST August - Challenge "Trying to get our daily eight glasses of water." <BR> <em>91</em> Sat, 4 Aug 2007 19:48:51 EST July 27 - August 6 Hello All, I just wanted to let everyone know that for the next 10 days I will be on vacation in Newfoundland and I won't be checking in quite as often. I will definaltey check at least every other day but if you don't hear from me then you at least know I haven't abandoned anybody and I haven't given up. I have decided to try maintaining while I am away and not try to lose. As I often say, maintaining is half the battle and I think that it's time I gave myself a little break. Don't worry I w... Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:03:30 EST n0obie Hi everyone, <BR> I'm a n0ob to the east coasters group. I live in Moncton, NB. I'm not really new to spark though. I used to be a member, but closed my account and recently rejoined - with renewed motivation! Wed, 25 Jul 2007 19:03:00 EST July Challenge #2 - when morale isn't enough Okay. I am having some serious trouble in July and I need a challenge to keep me on track more than beign nice to people. SO my addtional challenge for myself and anyone else who would like to join is to try and stay within my calories everyday for the rest of the month. I will post here daily. Sat, 7 Jul 2007 11:53:57 EST July Challenge - for morale Everyday in the month of July do something nice for someone. Sparkguy is always saying that being healthy involves more than eating and exercise and I agree. Do something nice for someone (it doesn't have to be big) and post it here everyday. And just so everyone else knows, my husband is always telling spouses count as someones too! Thu, 28 Jun 2007 13:41:47 EST How are you going to be a healthier person today? Today I am going to stay with in my calorie range, play football an dplay softball. I am also going to fit in strength training! Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:42:47 EST June Blast off challenge I stole this from one of the other message boards and modifed it Candian East COaster style :) <BR> <BR> 5 - Eat 5 servings of fruit or vegetables daily <BR> 4 - Have 4 servings of fish this month, 1 a week <BR> 3 - Eat 3 servings of whole grains daily (this will be a hard one for me!) <BR> 2 - servings of milk daily <BR> 1 - try 1 new vegetable/fruit a week <BR> <BR> Blast off! - Blast off the pounds by either exercising or strength training or stretching everyday! <BR> <BR> Post daily an... Wed, 30 May 2007 15:09:20 EST Crappy weather Is anyone feeling dragged down by the grey, rainy, crummy weather these days? I just can't seem to get motivated anymore. I can't walk outside, I don't want to go to the pool because I'm wet after and get cold just driving home. Yuck! I've got my new bike but I can't even go anywhere with it in the rain. <BR> <BR> Boo hoo. Sat, 19 May 2007 08:07:29 EST Join The Spark on Cape Breton Island Hey ya'll!! I'm from St. Peter's Cape Breton Island. I love my little village, I created this group because i just thought it would be nice to have a community based team, and narrow it down to more than the maritimes or canada, Most cape bretoners can relate to one another, so i thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to draw people to a healthy lifestyle here on the island, by joining forces and lending encouragement. <BR><BR>n_Cape_Breto... Fri, 18 May 2007 19:50:41 EST General discussion Happy Mother's day to everyone whose a Mother... <em>179</em> Sun, 13 May 2007 12:18:41 EST 5 healthy activities you love 1. I love to read and it helps me read about exercise and nutrition. <BR> 2. I love to ice skate and when the rink is open I go as often as I can. <BR> 3. I love my exercise ball and use it as a desk chair when I'm not doing crunches on it. <BR> 4. I love to walk my dog and I try to get out for an hour every day the weather is good. <BR> 5. I love cardio strip class, it is a lot of fun and I'm getting fitter while having a blast. <BR> <BR> How bout you? What do you do? <BR> <BR> There... Tue, 1 May 2007 13:09:46 EST May Challenge Okay here is our first real challenge. I challenge everyone to get 30 minutes of exercise a day. You can double up the day before if you know you can't exercise the next day but you cannot make up your exercise on the day after. I would like everyone to post here the exercise they do everyday and for how long. Of course if you don't want to take part in this challenge then there is no pressure to do so but it can only make you healthier! Tue, 1 May 2007 08:26:46 EST Excercise Options on the East Coast Hey! Everyone knows, if you live in Eastern Canada, the weather isn't always perfect for exercise outdoors. I just came back from a walk, sweaty, cold and flushed. The weather is a chilly 3 degrees, overcast and foggy. I wanted to know what fellow East Coasters do to beat the weather and exercise successfully! <BR> <BR> Let me know what kinds of different exercises you do to buff up, tone up, and shed pounds! <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2007 10:32:12 EST New member Hi, <BR> Hope I'm doing this in the right place. <BR> <BR> I joined SP quite a while ago, then quit. But now I'm back. <BR> <BR> I live in NS, on the South Shore. Am a mostly SAHM to our son and daughter, work one hour a day at their school as a playground supervisor. <BR> <BR> Dorothy Tue, 24 Apr 2007 07:07:54 EST Post here if you've screwed up royally... I had over 4000 calories on Saturday.It was mexican night with friends (we only do it once every 2 months, thank God). The sad thing is that I thought that I was doing well (not within my budget but better than 4000 cals). If I had of forgotten the daiquiris (I estimate I had 9) and the corn chips (I think I ate half a large bag) and the guacamole that I had to have with them, I would have only been at 2000. Oh well, it's only a mistake if I don't learn from it. Sun, 22 Apr 2007 19:51:33 EST Need some attention for a job well done? Post here Hello all! I started this post so that when you have some good news regarding your progress you can post it here so you can spread the word and get some congratulations. For example, I just lost another 1/2 a pound. Now you all post and tell me how proud you are of me! Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:48:15 EST Hello I just joined this team...actually I just joined SP and have been asked to introduce myself. So here I go! My name is Tina and I live in NS...which right about now should be called the North Pole because Spring has yet to arrive! I also am a member of Weight Watchers. A friend of mine told me to check out this site...and here I am! Thus far, in about a year and a quarter I have lost 61 pounds. I have a ways to go yet. Hmmm...I guess that's it. Later Wed, 18 Apr 2007 15:12:58 EST Challenge #1 - list 10 things baout yourself So apparently the purpose of a Sparkteam is to increase motivation but since we are still small and starting in the middle of the month, I thought we should start off by getting to know each other a little better. Make sure your 10 things are somehting that we don't already know. I will start.. <BR> <BR> #1 - I need to lose a minimum of 47 lbs <BR> #2 - My husband needs to lose 30 lbs but is in denial <BR> #3 - I a sister in NL, a sister in ON and a sister in MB, no brothers <BR> #4 - The re... Wed, 18 Apr 2007 07:39:09 EST Another east coaster newbie Hi my name is Lauren,21 years old and i'm from New Brunswick, love it here. How is everybody? Anybody close to central NB? <em>249</em> Wed, 18 Apr 2007 02:19:42 EST Introduce yourself here! Well, I guess this is the worst part of creating a team...right now i am a team of one! But hopefully not for long! Wed, 11 Apr 2007 13:00:09 EST