SparkPeople SparkCincinnati - the Official Team Team Messageboard Cincinnati, home base of SparkPeople! Welcome anyone from Cincinnati or with interest in the Cincinnati area. Join in and get the support you need. Remember to give support to receive support. SparkPeople SparkCincinnati - the Official Team Team Messageboard A Better Me I will be 50 in March, and I'm the heaviest I've ever been at 224 pounds. I am not comfortable in my skin and embarrassed to go around people that knew me at 174 pounds 2 years ago so I stay home a lot. I just got engaged and that combined with turning 50 has motivated me to get back to myself and I have set a goal of 170 pounds. I need all the prayers, support, and encouragement I can get! I need to hold myself accountable and do the work but most of all I need consistent self motivation.... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 13:47:08 EST Just joined this group, but been in SP for a while I've been around a while and lost a decent amount of weight. But the gain back happens. But this time I'm back on track earlier, so still not far from goal. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:21:43 EST Old Sparker coming back after 5 year break Hi, I'm Sharon, <BR> <BR> I recently turned 60. I am overweight, pre-diabetic and have high blood pressure. These are both things that diet and exercise can help. I'm not getting any younger. My 2 grandchildren 2 and 3.5 are hard to keep up with when we're together, Hoping to improve that too. <BR> <BR> I have been teaching 4th grade for 23 years. I'm not ready to retire yet. I like Science Fiction and light mysteries. I love doing crafts, My current favorite is making cards, <BR... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 22:36:47 EST Hello I was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati. I recently moved to Northern Kentucky about 3 years ago. I have used sparkpeople on and off for years now but strictly used the nutrition tracker and that's all. Today I decided to look around and saw this Cincinnati group. Last year around this time I had a nutritionist and trainer I was reaching my goal of getting leaner and building muscle. Then I stopped with the nutritionist and I became move relaxed with eating treats more often, and... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:37:18 EST Hello Everyone My name is Joe and I am from Hamilton Ohio. I m really ready to reach my goals, and looking forward to taking advantage of your support and guidance. Lost 3 Lbs last week.....Now at 203, my 1st goal to be under 200, is in sight Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:47:11 EST Weight Loss Challenge People are getting all excited about the Lose 20 Pounds by Christmas Challenge. I would not be able to lose that much weight without going on a starvation diet. If you are in that challenge, I applaud you. <BR> <BR> I would like to ask people to set their own weight loss goals by New Year's Challenge. I commit to lose 6 pounds by then. Hopefully, I can navigate around Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day as well as holiday gatherings and pa... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:13:51 EST Why isn't this board more active? I want to start participating in this board and see it revived. I am ashamed that I haven't been contributing to it since I've joined. Many of us have been keeping up with the gosls and contributing Team Spark points, but is that all we are doing for our Cincinati board? Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:28:01 EST 2016 Summer Activities Post any summer events like runs and walks that you come across on this thread. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:47:59 EST Walking pals - Downtown / Uptown? Are you a lady living in Downtown or Uptown areas of Cincinnati? <BR> <BR> I'm a 40-something working mom seeking other lady walking pals who live downtown or uptown (i.e. Clifton, E Walnut Hills, CUF, N. Avondale), for weekends in the early AM (before 9am)...maybe followed by a smoothie or coffee. Anyone interested? Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:44:24 EST Anyone from Norwood? I am looking for evening and weekend walking buddies close to me. <em>311</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:33:59 EST New member from Milford Hi, I'm a 28 year resident of Milford, tranplanted from Indiana. I am new to Spark People and fairly new to message boards, so am not too good at following conversations, or even updating my page. I'm here because I need to start something new on my health journey. Old ways were not working. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:22:28 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 24 Feb 2016 01:37:03 EST 2016 Winter Events Post any winter events like runs and walks that you come across on this thread. Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:07:43 EST 2016 goals and resolutions? Does anyone have any goals and resolutions for 2016 goals and resolutions? for the first 84 days (12 weeks) I will be working on losing 1 lb a week and ramping up my exercise program which is walking inside since it rains a lot in the part of the Ohio valley I live in and exercise bike. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 16:00:45 EST Hey everyone I used to live in the Cincinnati area. Burlington, North Bend (village not the streets named North Bend) and Cleves. Some of you may know me. I may know some of you. I hope we can motivate each other to be better than we are now health wise. Its easy when we see how each other are working toward our goals. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:33:30 EST Walking buddy/group? Hi, I live in the North College hill area and work in Erlanger, KY. I'd love to meet up and walk in the afternoons in either area if anyone is interested :) I'd be ok with mall walking or at a park or something. Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:12:59 EST Hello! HI everyone :) I am a newbie here. My name is Sarah and I live in North College Hill and work in Erlanger. I am looking to lose around 90 lbs. (I am doing the automatic body diet) and would love to meet others in the area interested in weightloss and fitness. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 20:03:37 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:08:16 EST New member from Cincinnati east side Starting back at the weight loss game again. I am 60 and lived on the east side of Cincinnati most of my life minus the tour Uncle Sam gave me. Hope to meet people. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:43:17 EST hi I'm Naomi I'm here because I've decided to adult and loose this excessive weight that has me feeling all negative about myself. I hope to be at 130 by my birthday on march 9th. It is a steep goal, however I'm in it for the long haul so even if it's unattainable I will still be happy if I can loose atleast 50lbs in that time. wish me luck! Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:54:16 EST FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now July 25th, we will be having a SPARK RALLY at the Noblesville, Indiana Library from 10 am -5 pm. <BR> BE EXCITED! We always have lots of fun and YOU are invited! Just about 2=21/2 hours from Cincy! <BR> You have to register via the Noblesville Library, more info to come on how to do that. <BR> <BR> We will be hearing from SPARKGUY himself live over Skype <BR> Bradmill2922 who has lost over 200 pounds <BR> ~Indygirl who has lost over 200 pounds <BR> Crazymama46 who has lost over 200 pounds,... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 13:25:49 EST Ready for improvement! I am at a disadvantage for weight lose since I have limited mobility. My lifestyle is extremely sedentary since I have post polio and am bound to a wheelchair. Any advise is greatly appreciated. I want this to be a success story and not just another attempt to add to the long list of attempts. Looking forward to seeing your ideas and your support. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:37:05 EST AHA Heart Mini Team? Long long ago, in a galaxy called 2011, I organized a Sparkpeople team for the American Heart Association Mini Marathon (which happens every year in March, around St. Patrick's Day). When you organize a team and have 15 people join, they'll put whatever team logo you want on the back. Here's ours (because YES, we got that many people...even ended up with an extra shirt we sent to Sparkguy Chris Downie). <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4095704... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:32:20 EST Favorite Indoor Walking Places With this gross weather, it's hard for me to walk outside, especially since I have a 3 month old. Does anyone have any places they like to walk that are indoors? I did Kenwood mall once but it was a touch crowded. I also went to Cincinnati Mills and that place is GREAT because it's so big and empty, but it's kinda creepy. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any other indoor spots they like to walk? Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:02:17 EST Valentine's Labor of Love Run I decided to put the race here as some Sparkers might have an interest. It is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and NKU Cross Country / Track Team. It is one of the more unusual races in Cincinnati as you can run as an individual, a couple, or if you want in the Blind Date Division where they find you a partner. It is only 2 miles long which is shorter than most of the races on Cincinnati and costs $20 which includes a long sleeve shirt.I have posted the race details below so... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:31:20 EST 2015 Goals and Resolutions Greetings everyone! I just assumed the duty of becoming a team leader for SparkCincinnati and I couldn't be more excited! So, I thought what better way to try to get some new activity on the forum than to start a new thread! What are your goals and/or resolutions for 2015? <BR> <BR> For me, I have a couple specific goals. First, I want to get under 200 pounds. To accomplish this goal, I need to set mini goals in order to achieve the big goal. <BR> <BR> In 2014 I re-started my weight lo... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 13:23:15 EST Today I am GRATEFUL for ... today i am grateful for some sunshine and for being able to breathe without crying in pain <BR> <BR> selfishness of the best kind: <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=58<BR>33396 </link> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:37:53 EST Night Time Eating- My Coping Skills I'm a terrible night time eater. I wake up through the night and hit the kitchen like a ravenous zombie. I don't know how to stop myself because I'm half asleep. Evenings? Well, I graze. How did I lose so much weight and how am I losing weight with these issues? Let me tell you... <BR> <BR> I planned my night attack snacks and set them in obvious reach, so when I hit the kitchen, there are low cal foods, like a can of fruit and a piece of cheese right in the front of the fridge waiting for m... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:34:08 EST Cinderella Challenge: Drop 10 By Midnight Dec 5th I just came up with a fun challenge for myself and wanted to invite any others who may want to join me. I'm trying to lose some weight for a formal event (a "Ball") the first weekend of December. Today I finally weighed myself and got a good workout in, so I'm considering this my starting point. The goal for me is to lose ten pounds by midnight in six weeks, December 5th. I think it will be tough but achievable and I really need a unique challenge to motivate me. Who's in? Maybe we coul... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:31:44 EST Introduction I'm Phil. I'm 52 years old. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 2 years ago. On July 24th, my A1C was 9.0 and I weighed 239 lbs. It was a big-time wake up call for me. So, I started watching my carbs, and overall diet. <BR> <BR> As of September 23rd, my A1C was 7.0, and I had dropped 22 lbs. Just this weekend, I joined Planet fitness to get into a regular workout routine. I have an appointment with a personal trainer tomorrow to set up a personalized workout plan to shed more w... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 09:03:18 EST Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday Sept14 ~~~~ this was sent to the whole team by Spark Coach Jen... but I'll post it here in case anyone wants easy reference ~~~~ <BR> <BR> This fall, SparkPeople will be sponsoring various races and marathons across the country, starting in our hometown of Cincinnati at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 at Coney Island Park! We are excited to take our show on the road and be among fellow health enthusiasts as they come together in the community to reach healthy living go... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:33:24 EST Walking the Purple People Bridge at Lunchtime I have spend 30 minutes of my lunch break everyday this week walking the Purple People Bridge starting on the Cincinnati side. It is about a mile over to the Levee and back! If anyone wants to join me, let me know! I can leave for lunch as early as 11:00 and as late as 12:30 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:44:03 EST Clark Montessori or Walnut Hills I didn't grow up here but a co-worker asked me my opinion on the better school for her fifth grader in a couple of years. Seems that her child is both academic and sports gifted and wonders which would be a better choice when the student is in the seventh grade. <BR> <BR> Do you have any opinions that you could share? Thanks! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:26:24 EST Who wants a Cincy Spark Rally in June or July 2015 IF you show interest in a Spark Rally on the board for June or July in Cincy, we will be putting one on yearly. Brad, Tina and I have lost over 200 pounds, 2 of us WITHOUT weight loss surgery. We want to tell you how and we are bringing along other speakers who have lost large amounts of weight to talk to you. We even have one pf us who has gone through weight loss surgery, gained back 100 pounds and lost more than she gained! So please show some support as we email you about the rally in t... Sat, 24 May 2014 21:28:05 EST Spark Rally Aug 23rd 2014 in Indianpolis Area Indianapolis Area SparkPeople Member Rally 8.23.14 <BR> <BR> August 23rd from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Baymont Inn Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 9790 North by Northeast Blvd <BR> Fishers, Indiana <BR> <BR> Phone:(317) 578-2000 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 207 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240 <BR> <BR> Brad Milligan aka Bradmill2922 lost over 200 <BR> <BR> Robert Wadhams aka OntoVictory lost 110 <BR> <BR> Lucy Herri... Thu, 22 May 2014 11:05:38 EST Louisville, KY Spark Rally Jan 10, 2015 Another rally is being planned for those who are interested. It will be January 10, 2015 in Louisville, KY to Kick Start Our Sparks! Mon, 19 May 2014 10:06:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 May 2014 12:48:17 EST Where are you from? What area are you from? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:18:43 EST Want a Buddy? Post here if you are looking for a buddy... Let them know what you are looking for. Do you want a fitness pal, a spark pal, a pen pal, a phone or text buddy... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:17:34 EST CLOSED TOPIC CLOSED Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:14:49 EST CLOSED TOPIC CLOSED Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:14:07 EST CLOSED TOPIC CLOSED Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:13:14 EST hello everybody hello Im new to sparkpeople Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:44 EST Cincinnati Parcourse Hey all, just wanted to let anyone who was interested know that I created a team specifically for parcourse trails in cincinnati. So if anyone is interested, come on over to Cincinnati Parcourse and join up! :) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:46 EST CLOSED TOPIC There Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:37:05 EST Valentine’s Labor of Love 2 Mile Run - February 16 Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati this winter in one of the most fun and unusual races you'll find in Cincinnati. They made it more unusual by adding a couple of specialty categories like Blind Date(you randomly get a partner) and the tethered divisions like Ball & Chain(a male and female runner are tethered together so they run together), Felix & Oscar(2 males are tethered together so they run together) and Thelma & Louise(2 females are tethered together so they run together) plus... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:13:57 EST New to SparkPeople High, I will be 70 in June. I have arthritis in my knees and hip that causes a great deal of pain. I am a semi retired Quality Assurance nurse and an active crafter. Neither one producing exercise activity. I had joined a senior citizens group that had bought my bariatric physician's exercise equipment and was enjoying getting exercise that did not put a strain on my knees. Shortly after that I bumped my leg which in turn became a 4 inch across draining ulcer that was infected with MRSA. ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:45:45 EST 1 thing you are grateful for today List one thing a day that you are truly grateful for ... some ppl can list volumes easily while others struggle thinking of one ... let's share our gratefulness one day at a time <BR> <BR> <BR> -today 01/18/2014 I am grateful for a wonderful wake up text from a friend thanking me for restoring their faith in mankind ... and saying I'm a prism guiding my path in life with rainbow cobblestones Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:28:36 EST need exercise advice Hello Everyone <BR> <BR> I need to find a way to raise my heart rate. I am not able to do the treadmill, bike, aerobic, and the elliptical due to my knees. I need a new right knee. So if anyone out there that can help me it would be appreciated <em>30</em> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:07:09 EST Planet Fitness? Hello all, (re)new to Sparkpeople - it's been years since I clicked around on the site and it's a lot different. I like it, even though I feel like a total newbie. I haven't posted on message boards in what seems like forever. So, I'm rusty and get frustrated as my life has gotten busier and I don't have as much time to experiment. I need a crash course here! <BR> <BR> I used to go to PF 3x a week with a friend and she has become unable to be my workout companion/motivator. I feel lik... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:43:21 EST CLOSED TOPIC Once upon a time there was a girl who wished she could find her prince. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:06:47 EST Cincinnati Spark Member Rally 4.26.14 Limited seating will be available at the Spark Rally, so please get your tickets early. Prices go from $10 to $15 on March 1st. We need to purchase a conference room for this is why we are selling tickets. It's a way to offset the cost of the conference room. Please get your tickets early to help with the rally cause! thank you so much! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:02:58 EST Today I did ____ to get fit. I walked a bit. Hard to do because I have a cold. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:01:32 EST Who is here? How is your day? I'm here! The day has been busy and I have a cold, but I am pushing though it with healthy habits despite the urge to eat. I'm drinking tea and water, listening to music and staying hooked into Spark. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:57:01 EST RCGC Winter Wonderland 5k Run / Walk - January 25 Join the Runner's Club of Greater Cincinnati at our annual 5k run/walk at England/Idlewild Park on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. The race starts at 10:00 AM, with race day registration beginning at 8:30 AM at shelter #1 inside the Park. Preregistration is only $15.00 for RCGC members and $20.00 for the general public. Race day registration will be $20.00 for Club members and $25.00 for general public. Awards will go to the top three overall male and female runners, and top three overall male... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:32:25 EST traking help if I'm having leftovers is there same way I can copy the day before meal to my tracker without having to put it all back in individually. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:40:01 EST Climb the Carew Hi All! <BR> <BR> I wanted to see if anyone is doing Climb the Carew. I did it last year and am signed up to do it again this year. <BR> <BR> Betsy Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:50:56 EST 5 Pounds a Month Challenge! Lose 5 Pounds a month and post here on your progress. Who is in? <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 14:15:27 EST How will you make 2014 different than 2013? How will you make 2014 different/better than 2013. We all start out with great expectations and great resolutions. How will we continue this energy past the first week? <BR> <BR> I plan to become healthier by journaling my diet and by adding more physical activity as measured by my Spark Activity Tracker. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> What are your plans to make this year different/better? <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 08:48:09 EST CLOSED TOPIC Atypical Sat, 28 Dec 2013 05:53:54 EST Cincy Area Spark Rally April 26 2014 Cincinnati Area SparkPeople Member Rally 4/26/14 <BR> <BR> April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Microtel Inns and Suites Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 7490 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042 <BR> Phone:(859) 746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 200 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240+ <BR> <BR> Brad Milligan aka Bradmill2922 lost over 200 <BR> <BR> Tiffany Bell aka Daughteroftwin lost 100+ <BR> <BR> Tom McCourt aka... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 05:50:27 EST Lose 5 Pounds by New Year's Day Challenge Please post here for the challenge. It will begin on December 16th, with our final weigh-in being on January 1st. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 07:29:30 EST Post your daily fitness minutes here 22 minutes so far of SparkPeople fitness videos. I have to find at least 8 minutes more of something to do. I will probably just walk on the Gazelle. <BR> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:39:02 EST Walking in Columbia Tusculum My walking buddy is going to be gone for 9 months. Is there anyone in the area that would like to walk three days a week? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:30:42 EST Accountability Partners Are you looking for an accountability partner? If so, post your request and some basic info about yourself here. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:09:48 EST Countries A-Z Austria Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:07:39 EST Spit or Swallow? For this game, reply to the food in the message prior to yours, as to whether you'd spit or swallow it, then list a food for the next person to reply to. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Deviled eggs? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:06:31 EST Pants/Tree es/Flowers A-Z Aspen Tree Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:03:30 EST Walking Buddies Please post your requests and ideal location here for your walking buddy search! Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:40:41 EST 2013 Straight Street Climb The Straight Street Hill Climb is a .36 mile race up Straight Street in the CUF neighborhood. The Climb features a bike challenge in addition to the road race. The race will begin at 9 a.m followed by the bike challenge at 9:30 AM. <BR> Early bird registration is $10 and $15 on race day.Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. <BR> Awards for top three finishers in 5 running divisions: Youth (ages 12 and under); Teen (ages 13 thru 17); Men's Open; Women's Open; and Masters (ages 50+).... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:25:00 EST 2013 Seven Hills Run For those up for a challenge: <BR> The Seven Hills Run is a 12.4 mile run intended to challenge runners over extremely hilly terrain through the streets of Cincinnati. It is not a race nor is it intended to be. The goal is is to finish the run. <BR> The run starts near downtown at Lincoln Community Center, and winds through Mt. Adams by way of Monastery St. It will then continue to Mt. Auburn, Bellevue Hills, Fairview Heights, Harrison Ave. Hill, up Lehman Rd. and through Price Hill. <BR> The... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:19:57 EST New to spark Hi, <BR> I have been trying to lose 50lbs for about a year and have only managed to lose 15lbs. The sad part is I exercise a lot and still slow results. At one point I was exercising morning, noon, and evening and still no more than the initial 15. I have decided to cut the exercise back, I was exhausting myself, and focus more on what I'm eating which brought me to this site. <BR> So that's my story open to any advice... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 10:56:46 EST Where Is Everyone? I figured the hub city of SparkPeople would be more active than this, lol. Is anyone looking for friends? I live in Georgetown, Ohio, and would love to have some semi-local friends on here! Tue, 8 Oct 2013 05:11:08 EST Anyone in Georgetown? Hi, I'm looking for someone in Georgetown who might like to start walking together after we get to know each other. Leave a comment on my page if this is you! <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 03:28:09 EST Hi Everyone! ~waves hello~ Howdy everyone! I'm new, and a bit shy of what to post. I'm Lynne. I live over on the west side of Cincy ( Bridgetown ) with my three kiddos. I am looking for people to chat with and to help keep me on track since I am not getting the most support at home. I have a *LOT* of weight to loose! Doing Ok so far, I am down to 262 today from 285 as of June 1st 2013 :D Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:19:49 EST Hopefully Back for Good Hey all... my name is Scott and I'm not new to weight loss or SP, but I haven't been on for a long time, so I just started a new account to start out fresh. <BR> <BR> To give you a quick background - I've already lost close to 100 pounds, but I'm having problems getting back on the bandwagon to lose the rest of the weight. I've hit a couple of emotional struggles that I'm doing fine working through, but as many of you know, the weight loss tends to be the easiest and first thing to go when ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 19:37:09 EST Westsider and new to Sparkpeople Hi...I'm Sandi. I am 63-years old and live on the Westside (Western Hills area). I'm new to Sparkpeople and just now learning how to navigate the site. I would love to connect to others on this side of town who would like to dog-walk. I also recently joined the Mercy Healthplex Western Hills (Boudinot & Queen City Avenues) and would love to hear from any other Healthplex members. Currently, I am doing all water aerobic classes (Hydrorider, Aqua Zumba, etc.), which is particularly easy on... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:50:43 EST New to SparkPeople Hello everyone, I just joined SparkPeople yesterday. I have been given the desire to be fit. <BR> <BR> I have been doing Zumba classes since Saturday in June 15th and recently added more days of exercise to my routine. I now workout a total of 3 days a week. Sunday, Tuesday, and Saturday. My best friend and I have decided we are going to run a marathon and are training for that as well as getting fit for ourselves. <BR> <BR> I have a better eating habit, thanks to the corporate fast at my... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:20:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:46:12 EST I'm New!! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself. I am 37 years old and live in Mt. Healthy, OH. I have two teenage boys that I homeschool. I also work three days a week at my dad's insurance office. I have a wonderful husband and have been married since 1997. I am a big time emotional/stress eater. And of course I don't binge on carrot sticks and celery when I'm feeling down! LOL! I am looking forward to the support from this team. I know I will need it in the days and weeks to come... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 14:26:58 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:45:57 EST Hoping to find hope. I joined sparkpeople for the first time tonight, so I'm still really learning the ropes... It may take a bit, but I want to jump in. <BR> <BR> I'm 24, turning 25 next month and going back to school to finish a bachelor's degree (photojournalism). I'm in the Clifton-ish area, but I've only lived here a couple years and have a lot to discover still. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of changes to make in my life, but hope conquering them bit by bit will last and prove successful. <BR> <BR> My goal is ... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 01:31:50 EST kinda new! my name is Laura and I am new back on sparkpeople! I have been a member for a few years now, but couldn't remember my password <em>234</em> . I have gone from 38% bodyfat to 20%, and continue to try to get stronger everyday. I have developed a passion for health/fitness and am hoping to go back to school at UC for dietetics! I really want to get involved with any volunteer/ community activities going on here! Super stoked to have the actual headquarters IN cinci, right? Sun, 7 Jul 2013 09:15:33 EST Frustrated! I am frustrated! I have been really down and just blah but I cannot get the motivation I need to actually do anything then I just get mad at myself! I know I know, "just make yourself do it" but that is not how I work, and I don't know why! I am really mad at myself because I was really hoping to have this undercontrol before my summer vacation and my brothers wedding, but guess what, those are BOTH coming up at the end of this month! UGH! (vent over) Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:16:58 EST I am so sorry for being MIA... I have been MIA and I am sorry for that. My mother got diagnosed with cancer in february and I have been taking care of her since then. <BR> <BR> I am still trying to figure out a way and also a venue for all active members (myself included) to meet up for the rally in July. <BR> <BR> If I am in town I do plan on attending. Just needing the details such as date, time, place, etc. Sat, 18 May 2013 00:12:40 EST Spark Team Flying Pig Weekend Agenda Hi All! <BR> <BR> As you may know, there are a group of Sparkers converging on Cincinnati for Flying Pig 2013. I put together an agenda, which highlights key events along with when and where the Spark group will be meeting up to hang out, head to the races, eat, etc. If you are interested in meeting some fellow Sparkers, please feel free to join us. The agenda is stored on Google Docs at this link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>KC98iF_KljQzFRT2sYOs8ifMdIC7s8t0... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:30:43 EST The Color Run Cincinnati There is this awesome event in Cincinnati called THE COLOR RUN CINCINNATI and I've created a team called Color Us Awesome for 9:00 AM Team Runner. <BR> <BR> If you haven't registered yet, you can register and join the team here: <BR> <link><BR>ect-race?e=3688903&pse=3689203&tid=828<BR>2302&tname=Color Us Awesome </link> <BR> <BR> If you've already registered, you can join the team here: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:46:33 EST Anyone from the Milford/ Eastgate area? Hi! <BR> <BR> I live in the MIlford/Eastgate area. Would love to meet others in my area! Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:34:49 EST Weigh-Ins Just wanted to create a place for everyone to share their weekly weigh in results. My weigh-in day is Friday so I will be back to post then! Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:16:09 EST Active Member Roll Call! Hey Everyone! I know we have A LOT of members, but not many of you are active on this board very often, so I would like to see who IS active and what you are looking for from this group! I know I personally find it frustrating when I join a group for motivation/companionship and no one is active. So here I will start! <BR> <BR> My name is Erin and I am a new team leader for this group. I am 28 and from the west side! I am looking for a group of people that are motivated and want to help moti... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:11:02 EST New member from Mason... I am a new member and a now active leader of this team and am from Mason, Ohio, I am looking forward to meeting fellow spark people members at the July rally. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 22:57:56 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:12:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:57:02 EST Hi I'm Patty and I'm looking for people interested in walking Cincinnati. Maybe on a Saturday or a week night. I'm thinking maybe once a week or twice a month we could pick a place to meet and walk it. Examples would be Sharon Woods, downtown Cincinnati, Eden Park, any place we would like to explore. Any one interested? Sat, 9 Mar 2013 08:27:57 EST Fitocracy Has anyone signed up for the Fitocracy site/app? If so, how has your experience been? Would you share your username? Tue, 5 Mar 2013 15:35:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:29:57 EST Anyone want to meet at area Cincy parks to walk? Hi, I am Carrie, currently a SAHM of two (5 yo and 3 mo). I used SparkPeople before to lose the weight I gained from my first pregnancy; I went from 174 lbs. to 129 lbs., so I know this site works! I am looking for other Cincinnatians to meet at area parks to walk and motivate eachother. I am in NKY, close to Pioneer Park, but am willing to go to other parks, within 30 miles. I have 50 lbs to lose, so let me know if you are interested! Thanks! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:40:20 EST Happy Monday! Happy Monday fellow sparkers! I hope everyone is planning to make it a good week! I know I am! <BR> <BR> I'm off to the DR tomorrow for my annual check-up. I'm a little nervous as I've had issues in the past with my blood work but I know it's not the end! <BR> <BR> What do you plan to do today to keep your plan moving? <BR> <BR> I am going to take a walk on my lunch break and plan out some healthy meals for this week! Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:48:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:01:58 EST Cincinnati State?? So I've finally bitten the bullet and started actually USING the gym at school (I started the the RN program at Cincinnati State over the summer), and I noticed something - it's NOT all jocks and jockettes! I've seen a number of folks just like me - non-traditional (aka older) men and women who aren't perfect and are obviously working to improve their health and fitness! That has REALLY helped me make it there three times a week - I used to be intimidated, but now I'm inspired! <BR> <BR> So ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 19:38:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:21:50 EST Hello! Hello, I just joined SPARK yesterday. I hope this site works for me. I really think the community support will help. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:36:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:53:58 EST Starting over :) Hello All, <BR> It has been a while since I was last active on the boards. I joined Spark People almost 2 years ago (it might have been longer than that. I worked hard and lost over 40 lbs! I was really excited but I did not have the push to keep it off :( So here I am back at the weight I was at over 2 years ago! I recently got married (Dec 29th) and I have been thinking about starting the new lifestyle again. Now I am ready and I have a partner willing to take up the process with me. <B... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:46:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:25:10 EST New member East sider Looking for others who want to help each other stay motivated! I am a married, working Mom of 2 who likes to work out and stay fit. Need to master the art of losing weight! Any other optimistic people out there ready for the challenge?! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 19:54:18 EST Tri-Health Pavilion? Hello, I'm starting again! I joined Tri-Health Pavilion a while ago, and think I would do better if I had a buddy. Let me know if you're interested. :-) thanks <BR> Pam Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:58:36 EST Butler County Sparker Hi - I'm Erika. Work out at East Butler YMCA & always looking for excuse to go out hiking, biking, kayaking(have 2), skiing...trying to get back to a regular routine :-) Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:06:12 EST New 33 y/o just learing to take care of myself again. I'm 5'0 and was athletic all of my life. My son is 8 years old when I delivered him I was 172 lbs within the year I was down to 125lbs. Gradually I gained and lost with life changes in 2007 I got married and weighed 148lbs. After my divorce and other multiple stresses (health and life changes) I topped out at 184.3 on December 26, 2011 (my highest ever). I had my gallbladder out in March of 2012 and as of November 10 of this year I weighed in ... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:24:39 EST Just getting started! (again...) Hi everyone! <BR> I'm 43, live in North Avondale, and am taking some beginner steps to lose weight and get fit. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 37 pounds, and also to increase my fitness and flexibility. I eat and drink too much, have too much stress in my life, and don't exercise enough. I need, and want, to make changes - and I am determined to do so. <BR> <BR> I probably won't impress anyone with my methods; I'm going to be the turtle, not the hare, in this race - but that feels like the ri... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:24:06 EST Jingle Bell Run Anyone signed up for the Jingle Bell Run want to meet and walk together? Sun, 2 Dec 2012 20:24:13 EST 2013 Flying Pig Team Hello Cincinnati Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Planning to participate in the 2013 Flying Pig? Come join the Spark team that is just getting going. I know the Pig is a way off; but, it's never to early to start planning and getting excited about this event. We will be planning some pre- and/or post-race Spark get-togethers. Here's a link to the team: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=58152 </link> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:38:22 EST Anyone from Eastside, new to exercise? Here the deal, I am new to exercise and live in eastgate. I have a membership to Victory Lady Fitness on Beechmont Ave. would love a work out partner to help hold me accountable. <BR> Thanks for your time. <BR> Kelli Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:59:34 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:56:11 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 20 Oct 2012 20:53:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:58:40 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:13:52 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:06:10 EST Spark Rally Nearby in Madison IN Hi All! <BR> <BR> ~Indygirl is organizing a Spark Rally for November 10th in Madison, Indiana. That's only about 1 1/2 hour drive from Cincy so you don't have to spend $$ on a hotel room if you prefer to drive there and back on the same day. I plan to stay the night before (because I'm not much of an early riser) and possibly the night of as well. So, if anyone is interested in a similar plan, we might think about carpooling...just let me know. <BR> <BR> It would be great to meet some ... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 13:21:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:02:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 5 Sep 2012 13:29:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:56:22 EST Frisch's Nutrition Information Help! I can't find nutrition information for Frisch's Online. There are websites that only have a select few items but I am looking for something in particular. Does anyone have a good resource? Thanks Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:36:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:33:40 EST Re Commiting Hi Cincinnati, <BR> <BR> I joined Spark for some accountability. I'm not all that computer literate, and I hope I'm not setting myself up to fail by being accountable virtually, but I think it is worth a try. My mom died about 6 weeks ago and I think it is time to take better care of myself. In May, I started trying to add 9 servings of fruits or vegetable per meal and was starting to feel better but I've been back to eating whatever, whenever since June. Looking forward to joining the c... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 00:15:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:20:22 EST Howdy there! Hey everyone! I am a newbie-ish! I used this site a couple years ago to lose about 50 pounds and now I have gained it back... plus some. So here I am ready to start over and make this work this time around. <BR> <BR> What do you find works for you in being successful to lose weight? Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:51:06 EST Planet fitness off 471 in KY or Eastgate mall? anyone work out there at around 530 ish? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:38:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Jul 2012 19:20:10 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:25:47 EST Newlywed Looking to Beat the Lbs Hey everyone! My name is Erin and I have finally decided to join back to SP! I was a member in college and did pretty well, then I allowed "life" to take over and slowly faded myself out of the SP world. I have really had a craziness take over my life the past year or so, as I just got married in April. I am no ready to get back to the grind since life is getting back to normal. My husband is so super supportive and has been amazing through everything, he has actually been going through this... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:40:23 EST Starting on my greatest challenge! My name is Kristen. I work full time as an RN at a home health agency. I help senior citizens recover from being hospitalized and learn how to maintain their health as well as their independence so that they can stay at home and avoid the nursing home. I also am a Consultant for L'BRI Pure n Natural, which offers natural aloe vera based products that help my customers make healthy choices for themselves and their families. I have spent more time taking care of everyone else and let myself go... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:22:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:18:24 EST Walking groups Are there any groups who get together for walks? I would be interested in Sat and/or Sunday. I live on the east side. I'm wondering about Lunken field? Sat, 9 Jun 2012 21:16:31 EST tree climbing Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just came from tree climbing at AJ Jolly Park in Alexandria KY, and wanted to share that it is a great work out, and tons of fun! You can do it individually or in a group. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm in no way affiliated with the group, but wanted to share this. <BR> <BR> Here's to making fitness fun! <BR> Mara Sat, 9 Jun 2012 16:55:23 EST New to Cincinnati and Spark! Hi! My name is Robin. I am 36 yrs. old. I am back in school finishing up my Bachelor's Degree in Theater Production and Design. I live in the Fairview neighborhood above Clifton Heights. Since I've started school again, I've put on a few pounds that I want to get rid of again. I've been trying to motivate myself to go to the school gym but always find an excuse to not go. If anyone in the area likes to walk, send me an email. I've been here about 10 months so I'm still trying to find my way a... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 09:13:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 28 May 2012 15:03:42 EST SAHM of 2 Hello all! My name is Juanita. I'm 32, married and a recent SAHM to 2 little boys. Connor is 2 years and Carter is 2 months. I was a previous member when I lost weight for my wedding in 2009. Connor was born in 2010 and Carter this year so I haven't had a chance to get back to my pre-wedding/pre-baby weight so I'm back again! Hope to meet some good supportive friends on here! Tue, 22 May 2012 10:01:13 EST LA fitness Buddies near Oakley I have been going to LA fitness for about 2months now, I spin 3 times a week, most weeks have been successful, I guess I am getting a little overly sensitive at times, certain skinny 90 lb. spin members that spin 12 times a week kind of make me feel inferior at times...There are wonderful supportive members there that make me feel great about the success I have had, anyway, if any one lives close to the Oakley LA fitness gym and would like a buddy I go to the spin classes regularly, and try ... Tue, 22 May 2012 01:45:30 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 17 May 2012 18:54:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 17 May 2012 11:22:11 EST Hello Hello Spark Friends, <BR> I was introduced to Spark from a co-worker. We were both WWers. I love the Points but I find this to be a lot easier and it has members who actually respond back to you when you reach out for support. I have been hanging on to this weight for a long time and would like to do more than just lose it (which have done before) but I want a lifestyle change to maintain it. <em>30</em> Tue, 15 May 2012 17:38:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 13 May 2012 21:07:08 EST I'm back!! SOoo I haven't sparked for around 1.5yrs now and a lot has happened in that time. I reached goal and lost the horrible 40lbs I gained through college and dating the man who is now my husband (5yrs later :). I graduated college a little over a yr ago and got married August 26th, 2011!! I also started a new job and moved into a new house, so it has been a very busy year. Throughout the year I have managed to gain some of my weight back (about 10lbs), as well as some of my bad eating habits :( I... Sat, 12 May 2012 02:17:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 5 May 2012 15:44:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 5 May 2012 15:44:35 EST Can I Blame the LaRosa Family? OK, I guess I can't blame dear Buddy for my weight issues. But being a Cincinnati native I have had the delightful pleasure of eating the best pizza, best chili, BEST ice cream in the country. But pleasure can extend itself to large portions. I remember my friends and I buying pints of assorted flavors of Graeters ice cream after school and hanging out in Clifton. Each of us had a spoon and sampled all the flavors until the containers were empty Those were the days. <BR> But I would not da... Tue, 1 May 2012 19:06:29 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:00:24 EST Great places to run indoors Hey folks! <BR> I am looking for places where I can run indoors. I am getting sick of the treadmill at my gym, and with rain in the forecast over the next few days, I don't want any excuses to stop training. Where are your favorite places to run when it's too dark, raining, too cold, or snowing???? Wed, 25 Apr 2012 07:00:20 EST NW Ohio mom looking for help Hello everyone, Hope you don't mind me jumping ship to ask for some help. I have a daughter that is looking at a grad school program at the University of Cincinnati. Can anyone give me advise on what neighborhoods to look/avoid when looking for housing? Sun, 22 Apr 2012 14:31:30 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:19:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 29 Mar 2012 08:55:52 EST A walking question Ok I just started walking around my neighborhood track, and my daughter's track coach tells me walking around that track 4 times equals 1 mile, so I have been walking around it 8 times for 2miles. My question is this, how do I track how many calories I have burned, so I can put it in my fitness tracker. I go at a pretty good clip, and I have even started walk/running around it. So I would like to know from my Cincinnati buddies, do any of you know how I can find out how much I burn doing this... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:36:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 26 Mar 2012 23:42:57 EST Need a Personal Trainer Want to try a personal trainer to kick start my weight loss. Anyone you have used or heard good things about? What prices are reasonable? I don't have an unlimited budget, but have decided it is worth an investment to at least get myself going and more motivated. Thanks for any tips! Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:01:15 EST Favorite Walking Spots in The City? It's getting pretty nice out and I find I've been enjoying going for walks lately as an alternative (sometimes) to working out indoors. I absolutely love Winton Woods. What are your favorite outdoor spots to get fit? <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:32:24 EST 2012 Spark Rallies! So it's been a while since we tried to meet up. With only a few folks participating it became hard for me to continue trying to organize things. HOWEVER, after the discussion with some of the Cincinnati Sparkers who did the AHA Heartwalk with us this weekend, I'm finding that there is an interest in starting regular rallies up again. <BR> <BR> SO, who's interested? <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Last year we tried to alternate areas, between the east side of town, west side, northern subur... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:11:05 EST Walking Groups Cincinnati West Side? My sister and I have started training today for the Avon Breast Cancer walk in Charlotte NC on 10/27-28. 26 miles on day one, 13 on day 2, is the walk set up. <BR> <BR> We're both out of shape so with 229 days to go we know we need to build up slowly and stay dedicated. We are hoping to find some walking groups on the west side of Cincinnati if anyone knows of such groups. Especially with some fellow beginners! Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:57:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:23:42 EST Who participated in the Shamrock Shuffle today? My 1st 5K of the season & feel great. How did you do? <em>244</em> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:09:17 EST PoleKittens Fitness Has anyone tried polekittens fitness at either the downtown or newport studio? What did you think? <BR> <BR> It sounds like a lot of fun to me...a lot more fun than just walking on my treadmill. :P Sun, 26 Feb 2012 15:46:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:37:19 EST Newbie here! I just found out about Sparkpeople and thought I would give it a try. Any helpful hints would be most appreciated! Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:05:43 EST Out to Dinner My husband and I are being treated to dinner at Boca in a couple of weeks. Has anybody been there? Can you recommend something healthy? I've looked at their on-line menu, and so far, nothing has jumped out at me as the "right" thing to order. <BR> <BR> I appreciate your help! <BR> Susan Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:04:44 EST hello from the west side I'm a Delhi mom with 3 kids a two year old, one year old, and a tween stepdaughter. Between working full time and taking care of the kids I haven't made anytime to take care of myself. I'm not really focused on losing weight, but I really want to change my lifestyle. <BR> I'm new to online message boards, but I hope spark community can help keep me motivated. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 20:03:25 EST Hello from Withamsville on the East Side Anyone else here live near Withamsville/Eastgate/Amelia area? Sat, 4 Feb 2012 17:19:37 EST Hello from Lebanon! Ok, so I have started back on my fitness routine since Jan. 4th. Using the C25K program for the cardio, walk/run. Just added the strength training for the other days I am not doing C25K. <BR> <BR> I am on Week 5 of the C25K & love it! I would like to purchase some resistance bands to help with the strength training. Any pointers as to what brand or strength to buy? <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:16:28 EST Excited Hello. My name is Michael. I live in the Westwood area of Cinti and I'm excited about being a part of this team. i look forward to working with and sharing information in attaining our weight goals. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:14:00 EST Do You have a favorite YOGA studio or class? Hi Cincinnati Sparklers, <BR> <BR> In 2006 I involved with Yoga and lost 60 pounds! It was great and for the first time in 15 years I felt fit and happy. <BR> <BR> Then I got a silly resentment and let that be my excuse to stop going to practice. A few years and Seventy (70) pounds latter, I let the voice in my head stop telling me I was too fat to do yoga and sought out a studio where I felt comfortable. <BR> <BR> Now I practice a couple times a week at THREE LEGGED DOG Yoga Collective. ... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 15:44:48 EST Scared, hopeful, Ready, Unsure, Excited, Fat Hi. I'm excited and hopeful about starting out on SparkPeople. I really want to be honest about what I eat and how much I excerise (or how much I don't!) ! I would consider myself a closet eater. I sneak and hide what I eat and deny how much and what I've eaten. I don't excercise. I hate it. It's boring. It's hard! More than all of that...I'm a mom. I love my boys and want to be around for them. I'm tired of would of, could of, should of moments in my life. I don't want to hide in... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:43:40 EST Hello from the College Hill area Hello Sparkly Neighbors! <BR> <BR> I am brand new to the SP site, but not new to On-Line Weight loss programs. In April I joined WW on-line (having never heard of SP). I lost 30 pounds, but when I became stuck for several months, I began feeling resentful & frustrated with myself and did not want to continue to invest the $18 a month for something I was not using; Especially as I am (like so many) unemployed and collecting unemployment. <BR> <BR> In any event I am here today and looking ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:36:09 EST Introduction! I am a single divorced mom of three kids - a Kindergartner, a Tween and a TEEN. I am 41 years old and I am NOT afraid to let people know my age. It is just a number. Not how I feel! <BR> <BR> I was able to lose my weight six months after I had my teen, I had the tween 22 months later and only about 10 pounds came off, the tween was 5 when I got pregnant with my youngest - I didn't gain any weight until my last month due to a workout in water aerobics for pregnant moms. Then I added about... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:33:48 EST I need to do this Hello fellow sparkers newbie here been beating myself up lately but realize this must be the place to be after reading some wonderful success stories hoping 1 day I can have a story too. I just purchase a expensive bike and just looking at it rode it 3 times and wonder why am I wasting my money get on it lol, I have sarted back eating my Weight Watchers meals So I'm gonna need a lot of support from who ever would like to mentor me in this rode to recovery I have gain the most weight I have ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:46:48 EST New here Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm new to spark people, but so far am enjoying the exercise and nutrition counters. I'm looking to lose 45 lbs to get my BMI into a healthy range. I'm enjoying the tips everyone here has, and look forward to reading more! Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:37:06 EST day1 to the rest of my life hello everyone... <BR> <BR> My name is Ericka, and I want to lose and start a healthy life...I am 35 lbs heavier then my goal weight. I hope with this new support team at spark cincinnati and my family that i can do it... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 10:16:34 EST Day 1 I logged on months ago but did not really implement. <BR> <BR> Joined a Biggest Loser Contest at work. <BR> <BR> Could use some encouragement. Very overwhelming right now. <BR> <BR> Coffee is all so far today - packed my lunch - usually have fast food brought in. <BR> <BR> Planned a menu and and will be food shopping from that list tonight. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:48:06 EST Hello!! Hello! My name is Susan. I'm a married mother of three adult-age (doesn't mean they always act like adults) children. I'm unemployed at the moment, but need to find a job - quick - to help pay for all the remodeling/redecorating we just finished in our house. After 30-some-odd years away from school, I completed my Bachelor's Degree in May 2011!! I am now trying to catch up on all the "just for fun" reading I missed while I was in school. My husband and I enjoy cooking, and we like to ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:17:04 EST Article about Sparkpeople in yesterday's Enquirer! Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/BIZ01/301090023/SparkPeople-com-ready<BR>-catch-fire?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|<BR>FRONTPAGE|s </link> <BR> <BR> GO SPARKPEOPLE GO! <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 03:52:06 EST Work out partner for Western Hills Bally Hi, <BR> <BR> I am looking for a workout partner for the Western Hills Bally. I will be able to go M-F between 6:30-9pm. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Carrie Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:24:59 EST Spreading the Spark and Giving Back I just read this on a friend's Spark Blog - <BR> "I'm looking forward to volunteering with other SparkPortland people at the Oregon Food Bank on the 28th." <BR> <BR> And it occurred to me (after kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner) what a wonderful way that would be to spread the Spark AND give back to our community! <BR> <BR> Of course, it's probably too late to pull anything together this month, but I know the FreeStore Foodbank needs volunteers all year round, not just during ... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 06:21:38 EST Ready to jump back on the Sparkpeople bandwagon! Hello name is Tiffany and I reside in Westwood. I joined Sparkpeople several times within the past 3-4 years and never stayed on track with it..Im back once again and ready to get and give some motivation, and tips..Im ready for the long haul this time... <BR> I've currently loss a total of 55lbs since 12/20/10..Im coming up on my 1yr anniversary and I hope to be at 60-65lbs loss (shy of my goal of 100lbs)..I know with the help of sparkpeople site and the members I can rea... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:16:42 EST Planet Fitness Eastgate Anyone belong and looking for a workout buddy? Im Free Mon,Wed, and Fri before 1pm or after 8, Tuesday free after 10:45 AM till 2, then after 8, Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:10:02 EST Support Needed I've been a member of SparkPeople for several years now. I'm 66 years old and moved to Cincinnati in 2007. I'm gay and have a life partner. I'm active politically and also serve as a moderator for classes offered at UC/Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. My fitness program was developed for me at the YMCA using ActivTrak. <BR> <BR> Right now, I'm having a very difficult time. I do see a therapist and she's really wonderful. I'm sure she'll help me all she can. I have about 10 pounds to lose ... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 00:45:09 EST Jingle Bell Run/Walk (5k) for Arthritis Anyone else planning on doing the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis this year ( <link><BR>?ievent=478325 </link> )? If so, I've created a team for us: Jingling SparkPeople <BR> <BR> I ran the event last year (my second 5k run after finishing the Couch-to-5k training program), and it was a blast (even if it was snowing at the time). :-) I hope others on here can join the team and come out and have some fun this year (while raising funds for a great cause). <BR... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 17:37:18 EST In The Market for a New Doctor I've been meaning to do this for a while - the doc I've been going to is all the way across town, and though I appreciate his "laissez-faire" approach in some things, I get very little feedback (like for instance, the only thing I know about my last blood draw is that I was low on Vitamin D and thus they prescribed me a suppliment, but I have no idea what any of the other numbers were and when I ask I get "it's all in normal ranges, don't worry about it"). I'd like to have a doc I can work wi... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:22:47 EST Fitness 19 I live in Mason and am thinking about joining the Fitness 19 on Tylersville for the winter. I am not looking for anything fancy, just somewhere I can go walk on the treadmill a few times a week and not have to pay a small fortune or be committed to a multi-year membership. Anyone have any experience at this facility or any of their others that they care to comment on? I'd appreciate it! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 2 Nov 2011 19:38:23 EST Upcoming Race - New Balance Girls on the Run 5k Anybody doing this one on November 19th? It's for a GREAT cause! <BR> <BR> "Girls on the Run is a nationally successful life-changing character development program reaching over 45,000 girls nationally each year. Our non-competitive program combines physical activity (running/walking) and experiential learning through a nationally recognized psychology-based curriculum. Each lesson is designed to teach very specific and well-defined social and personal character development skills through th... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 06:42:52 EST Woo-Hoo! 100 Miles That's right Cincy Spark People...... 100 miles. I started on September 13th and today I hit the 100 mile mark. Feel great about. <BR> <BR> Please check out my blog entry called, "Take An Imaginary Road Trip" for all the details of this and my goal setting techniques. <BR> <BR> Have A Great Day! -- CincyJeff <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4549395 </link> Sun, 23 Oct 2011 15:47:48 EST Hi Every One - I'm Jeff From Oakley Hi everyone, I'm Jeff and I live in Oakley. <BR> <BR> I just started my journey in September and things are going well. I have changed what I eat and how I live and it seems to be working! I losing weight and feeling better. When I look at myself in mirror I see a change. Neat-O! <BR> <BR> Little about myself, I'm a 44 YO Artist who loves the outdoors, reading, holidays and laughing at stupid things. I love this web site and being part of an online community. <BR> <BR> I hope this post fi... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:18:43 EST Need help and advice Hi all forums, <BR> Looking for help and suggestions to get some results. Got the workout part on track, I know it's the food. But I want to keep it realistic for my life so that I can keep it going forever. <BR> Any suggestions. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 19:58:45 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi! I am new to Sparkpeople, and am overwhelmed by all the info on the site. <em>198</em> <BR> I don't understand what the spark points are all about. I do want to lose weight and my daughter's doctor suggested this to both of us. I know I will need support and help along the way. <em>30</em> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 11:41:53 EST SparkPeople Cookbook Signings + Events Hi, Cincinnati! It's Stepfanie, co-author of "The SparkPeople Cookbook." We have plenty of book signings and other events scheduled for the coming months, and I wanted to share them with you. We have created Facebook events for each signing, so please share them with friends and family! <BR> Here are a few: <BR> <BR> The official cookbook launch--help us spread the Spark! This isn't an event, but it's a great way to spread the word: <link><BR>id=29387022... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:35:55 EST New to the team and ready for change! I joined SparkPeople back in July. Since I joined I have lost 22 pounds, but I still have a LONG way to go. I have joined SparkPeople in the past; however, I was never successful. Things are different now as I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and I have PCOS. So losing weight is no longer an option, but rather a requirement in order for me to live a healthy life and to get pregnant. I am definitely looking forward to making new friends and losing more weight!! We can all do this! <BR> <BR... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 19:14:00 EST May 26th 2012 Rally in Madison, In with ~Indygirl MADISON, INDIANA SparkPeople Member Rally! <BR> Sponsored by SparkPeople members <BR> <BR> SEARCHING FOR INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS <BR> <BR> Location: Lutheran Church in Madison, Indiana <BR> Time 9-5 <BR> After Party 6-8 <BR> <BR> LUNCH AND THE AFTER PARTY ARE INCLUDED- there are healthy foods being prepared. Drinks will be available at all times. <BR> <BR> SPEAKERS: <BR> <BR> ~Indygirl- lost 150+ pounds <BR> Hoosiergirlindy- lost 140+ pounds <BR> Swdotb- changed her life with yoga <BR> Sa... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 14:31:58 EST I NEED TO GET RID OF THE FAT HI MY NAME IS KARLA AND I WANT TO GET RID OF 95 POUNDS I HAVE ALREADY LOST 120. BUT THESE LAST 95 HAVE BEEN ERY HARD. I NEED SOME HELP Thu, 22 Sep 2011 18:00:59 EST Three Hundred Plus I have been fighting this battle all my whole life. <BR> I have been embarrassed to let people know how much I weight. <BR> Today I will let everyone know I am 320 lb women who is fighting for her life. <BR> I enjoy doing a lot of things but, have not been able to enjoy my life due to my weight. <BR> I cry everytime I see how I let myself go. Why did I let it go this far. <BR> So I am looking for someone that can help encourage me on this long journey. <BR> My goal is lose 150lb and to go to... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 09:47:19 EST Good morning Cincinnati Hello, I am new to this sight and I live in Cincinnati (st. Bernard) i love it. This is my 3rd day of my new healthy eating plan and I am still pretty confident. I am not thinking about how much I have to lose, or how long it will take, I am focusing on getting through each and every day successful. My reward will be to eat something at the St. Clement parish festival this weekend coming up. I have not incorporated exercise into it yet, I want to focus on getting this part down first, becaus... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 04:45:38 EST Reporting from Golf Manor Hi! My name is Sally. I'm 31, married, just bought a house in Golf Manor, a student at Raymond Walters (soon to be UC Blue Ash), and an optician at a big optical retail chain. <BR> <BR> I've lived in Cinci most of my life. After a brief beginning in NKy, my family moved close to Harper's Point. We spent a couple of years across the street from Sharon Woods before my parents bought a place on the east side in Union Township. <BR> <BR> Glen Este, '98. <BR> <BR> After that, I lived in Colu... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 14:15:02 EST Mariemont Walking Buddy Hey guys, I'm looking for a walking buddy in the Mariemont area. I just moved here a couple months ago, and happened upon the Murray Road trail today. Let me know if you're interested! Sat, 3 Sep 2011 09:39:19 EST Anybody Else Doing The Cheetah Run? It's this Sunday at 8:00 AM at the zoo - my daughter and I are doing it again this year (we did it with several other sparkers last year - here's the blog: <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3608684 </link> ). <BR> <BR> Would LOVE to meet up with other Spark folks again! <BR> <BR> Here's the race info: <BR> <link><BR>/ </link> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 13:25:06 EST Madison, Indiana Rally May 26, 2012 <BR> Check out the team and posts. <BR> <BR> Chris SPARKGUY Downie will be speaking live via web conference! <BR> <BR> Other speakers include ~Indygirl and Hoosiergirlindy <BR> A presentation by EARPS <BR> A presentation on exercising with mobility issues <BR> Prizes <BR> LUNCH AND AFTER PARTY INCLUDED <BR> <BR> MUCH MORE TO COME!!! <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=51200 </link> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:57:56 EST New to the sight Colerain New to the site and think I'm gonna like it. I'm just coming off a 52 lbs weight loss but don't want to lose my momentum which is easy to do. Hoping to connect with others that may have workout groups, or is looking for a training partner in colerain area. I belong to Urban Actives and am closest to the Colerain and or Newport (work) Urban if anyone is interested. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:45:22 EST Hi All Hi my name is Stacey and I am 37 and I live here in Cincinnati, OH I am looking to feel better and loose weight like 50 pounds and I would be so happy. I am married and have a 3 year old little girl named Tegan. I am really new to all this and not sure what made me decide to join I am in a workmans comp case with my job and have gained weight from that and from just being lazy I guess. I really want to loose the weight and feel better about me. I am always helping other people and never takin... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:15:04 EST Looking to Connect and Support Newbie Hi! I just joined today in hopes of building a better support system for my fitness and nutrition goals. I am a mother of a 2 year old, so finding time and babysitters for workouts can be very difficult. My husband is also trying to get in shape, but he works very long hours, so we don;t see much of each other. I have returned to my yoga practice, and although I can tell I have lost much flexibility, I already feel encouraged by the results I feel! I am really interested in finding some buddi... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:54:55 EST New Member Hi, I decided to check out sparkpeople to see what it was all about. Looking forward to meeting some of you and getting healthier! <em>244</em> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:11:44 EST Go Vibrant Downtown Walks I'm on the Go Vibrant Cincinnati meet up and get their notifications in e-mail - of course working nights I'm rarely available for these, but I wanted to spread the word (especially seeing the article in today's paper): <BR> <link><BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the link to their meet up group! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-Walking-Running-Group/ </link> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 01:47:32 EST New to Cinci Hello everyone! I just graduated college and moved here for work about a month ago, and am trying to get acclimated to the area (which would be easier if my company wasn't sending me here and everywhere for training, but it'll be calmer come October). Normally I'm a runner, but it's just way too hot and humid outside right now. Does anyone have any advice on how to stay in shape while staying indoors in the AC in this summer weather? Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:32:28 EST Hello...29m west-sider here! hey so i just found out at the doctors office that I am at 255!!!! I mean I've never been small, but wow!!!! So enough is enough!!! I need motivation so I am hoping that sparkpeople can help me out. I am usually a busy person, and I don't want to get all hyped up and then just stop lol. I'm hoping to meet some fellow west side people around my age who are also ready to shed some pounds. I have a fitness center at my condo and an indoor pool, so I'll provide the gym if you provide the motivati... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:02:14 EST Hello Hi! I'm brand new here and really don't know what I should tell you right now. I'm 49 and have 4 children ages 18,15,13, and 11. My goal is to lose about 50 lbs and maintain my weight by eating right and exercising regularly. My weight has crept up on me quickly over the past 8 years since I've gone back to work and school. I used to exercise regularly and kept in shape. Now I really struggle, and my husband keeps telling me that he wants his wife back. What he means is that he wants me... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:54:43 EST Upcoming Marathons - great article in the Enquirer <link><BR>/14/fall-in-marathon-seasons-near/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'm currently kicking myself - I'm signed up for the Columbus Half in October, but the week before is the Towpath Marathon which is located RIGHT where we usually stay when we visit my mate's folks and friends (he's from Cuyahoga Falls). *sighs* And it being the weekend before, it would NOT conflict with Con on the Cob or my mate's birthday (the Columbus Marathon is on his birthday, and we u... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:23:02 EST The Veggie Van's coming! The Veggie Van's coming! What a brilliant idea! <BR> <link><BR>rthland/stories/2011/07/20/weekly-stop<BR>s-by-veggie-van-to-begin-july-28.html?sid=104 </link> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 08:44:59 EST Madathalon Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this forum, but I saw the posts about 5Ks and such so I though you guys might be interested in this. It's a great way to have some fun. I'm not sure if it's meant to fundraise for anything in particular, but I just wanted to let everyone know. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> P.S. If anyone knows how to put this somewhere where other people can see it, by all means, please do. <BR> <BR> Stay Lovely Cincinnati, <BR> Ankhchik <em>9</em> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:19:11 EST July's Spark Rally Information Hello Everyone! I wanted to make sure everyone sees that we will be having a Spark Rally this Saturday, July 16th, at 2pm. It will be at the Cottonwood Meadow Picnic Area in Winton Woods (it isn't reserved as of yet by anyone, so we should be good. to reserve it, it would be $80!). I will bring adult-size hula hoops and help teach anyone that is interested in learning how to hoop. I will bring the music too. :) This area has privacy, so if anyone is worried about trying hooping with othe... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:08:49 EST I really need to do this! I am so tired of not fitting into my clothes. If I could lose 25 lbs I would begin to have something to wear again. Right now its the same two dresses which I have to alternate on Sunday. I look like my mother and I swore I would never be over weight like her. Go figure. I love to eat in the evenings. This is hard. Last night I actually managed to only down 2 cans of diet pop. I can do this!! Sat, 9 Jul 2011 07:33:50 EST City Gal Hello friends from the Nati' <BR> I haven't been on the spark website in a very long time. So much so, I forgot all my info. So I decided to create a new profile and get back at this! The last time I was not active in any forums and did not utilize the website as I should. I want to change that and make this happen! I live in Mt.Auburn and wonder how my fellow city peeps stay fit!? Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:53:45 EST Representing Delhi! Anyone else from this lovely slice of Ohio??? I'm at the Urban active at Glenway Crossing 4-5 times a week, anyone else? Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:20:20 EST Beautiful, but in search of more beauty I'll be 21 this year and I've been the same size since I turned 13. I am a size 12/13, but many of the stylesof clothing that I want to wear just don't fit correctly. I am currently at 165, terribly out of shape, and would like to attain a better level of health, and get down to 135. I need all the advice and support I can get, so please, help me reach my goal! <BR> <BR> I look forward to being supported and supporting my fellow dieters. :) <BR> <BR> Bethany Sun, 19 Jun 2011 17:30:00 EST Mariemont Hello all! I live in Mariemont, and work just outside of downtown, near OTR. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:06:54 EST Need computer help Is anyone a computer whiz in cinci? I,m legally deaf, but my husband can talk or you can come over to get my computer straightened out. I need all the feedback from the sparkers I can get. I live over by Eastgate Mall. My new hotmail, which I did not want, is My husbands phone # 1-269-808-0016. Help! I can,t get to the hotmail I had! Cherie Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:19:51 EST Hi from Liberty Township! Hello all! Glad to be here and learn how to be healthier & happier with fellow Cincy metro members! <em>213</em> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:20:02 EST Fort Wayne, Indiana Rally Sept 17, 2011 Subject: RSVP the Rally for $9.50 each or 2 for $17.50 by June 26th Sale! <BR> <BR> Fort Wayne Rally Sept. 17th, 2011 <BR> FEATURING A LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH CHRIS SPARKGUY DOWNIE <BR> a PRESENTATION BY A LIFESTYLE COACH AND VITALITY SCULPTOR <BR> SPEAKERS WHO HAVE LOST BETWEEN 140 AND 180+ LBS ON SPARKPEOPLE <BR> PRIZES! <BR> BEVERAGES AND SNACKS ALL INCLUDED! <BR> <BR> We are working on getting hotel discounts and a place to party afterward. <BR> <BR> LOCATION IS THE ALLEN COUNTY PUB... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 06:36:13 EST Morgan's Little Miami Triathlon this past weekend <link><BR>/NEWS01/106060319/Triathlon-tests-athl<BR>etes-helps-charities?odyssey=tab|topne<BR>ws|text|FRONTPAGE </link> <BR> <BR> Did any sparkpeople participate in this one? It sounds like a fun event! Mon, 6 Jun 2011 06:33:33 EST Active Birthday Party Ideas Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have my 30th birthday coming up in August and I want to have a big event w/ all my friends. I also want to make it something active and not food-centric. Anyone have any ideas of things like that around Cincy? Thanks for the help! Wed, 1 Jun 2011 11:51:50 EST 2011 Hunger Walk - Memorial Day Is anyone coming? This will be my first 5K - I'm so excited! :D <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/index.html </link> Sun, 29 May 2011 21:56:04 EST Springfield Township Pleasant Run Farms area Anyone out in this area? I've just started the 5k running program. Like to know if any SP are out my way. <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Day, <BR> Jennifer Sun, 29 May 2011 20:17:09 EST Wheelchair accessible, flat and paved? I need you help Cincinnatians... I am looking for a +/- flat paved area that would be wheelchair accessible. My husband is in a wheelchair and I would like for him to come with me on my walks. It would be a good exercise for both of us. <BR> <BR> We just took the yearly membership of the Hamilton Co parks. And yes they are beautiful parks and fun to go to, but they are not that wheelchair accessible. We went today to Sharon Woods one and I got more exercise pushing hubby's wheelchair,... Sun, 29 May 2011 18:17:06 EST West chester workout buddy needed! Hello! <BR> My name is Frances, I am 30, and live in the West Chester/Sharonville area. I have been trying for months to lose some weight- cardio, bootcamp 3x/week, watching my food intake- and havent lost a pound! Anyone that has advice or inspiration I would love to hear it because I am at my wits-end!! If anyone is looking for a work out buddy in the area let me know! I am a member at LA Fitness and love walking and hiking...working on running. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! <em>104</em> Tue, 17 May 2011 14:41:17 EST NY transplant on her way to Cincy! Just thought i'd get a step ahead of myself to introduce and check out the spark team of my new stomping grounds... Cincinnati :) <BR> <BR> Originally from New York City (35 years), via my current city of the past year Columbus, I'll be moving to Cincinnati in the middle of June - am already having that whirlwind of packing and coordinating and all that jazz - quite a workout in itself! <BR> <BR> Thought i'd join this spark team a wee bit early to meet the natives :) Looking forward to se... Sun, 15 May 2011 11:44:35 EST Green B.E.A.N. Delivery I'm thinking about either signing up for the delivery service, or getting a half-share from a CSA. Has anyone tried Green BEAN? Did you like what you got in your bin? Mon, 9 May 2011 15:18:55 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 2 May 2011 12:37:30 EST Teace 1 I am single, chocolate and ready to maintain a normal BMI before I turn 45 (November 2011). I would like to gain 15 lbs before my daughter's 8th grade graduation in June...but at least slim down to the 130's. I like to walk and will be walking a relay portion of the Flying Pig in May. I need all the encourage I can get... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 23:13:27 EST la fitness harpers and flying pig 5k hey everyone <BR> <BR> does anyone go to the LA fitnesss at harpers point?? i just joined... which classes do you do. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> is anyone running the 5k flying pig??? this is my first 5k this year, actually in like 7 years since I left high school. <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:02:49 EST THIS SATURDAY: Kids in the Kitchen I wanted to share this great event with you! <BR> <BR> <i>With the goal to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues, the Junior League of Cincinnati’s Kids in the Kitchen program is hosting its second annual Be Healthy. Be Active! event, complete with fun, hands-on opportunities for kids (age 12 and under) to learn about healthy eating and exercise. Free and open to the public, the event will take plac... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:21:05 EST Zumba So I know Party Hoppers on Delhi Pike is starting Zumba today, but I have to work Saturdays usually. I really want to try this so I"m asking my SP cincy to help me out. Please reccomend a great zumba place that has night or sunday hours. <em>304</em> Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:16:34 EST need help putting together a 5k in cincinnati hi.. my name is Denise... I'm in charge of putting together a 5k walk/run for Kyle new hope animals rescue (KNHAR). I have never put something like this together before.... I need help in finding a location... somewhere free or inexpensive to rent. I will need help with signage, volunteers, and monetary donations. I am planning on a t-shirt for all participants and would need somewhere to get these printed, for cheap. I will need an idea of entry fee, and any insurance we will need to ca... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 07:51:32 EST Back Again!! Hey everyone! I have been here before (under a different name tho) and I am back again! I deleted my account thinking I was on a great streak and I didn't need SP anymore and it was just more of a "time-waster", boy oh boy was I wrong!!! I have missed SP and the community support IMMENSELY!!! <BR> <BR> Anyways, my name is Erin and I am a 26 y.o. from OH! I am currently engaged and getting married on April 21,2012!!! Dress shopping is very near in my future so I am kickin a$$ and taking name... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:34:08 EST Foot Pursuit Is anyone going to do the 5k this saturday? There's a finishers metal so I said what the hey! lol Its in Independence KY Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:46:52 EST How do you find the time? With two kids under three my time is valuable. In addition to that, both my husband and I are in school full time and I work part time! Talk about a busy schedule. I dont know how to make time to work out, or to sit at the computer and input my exercise and diet. How do you make the time? Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:22:24 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:42:32 EST Summer Runs I am planning on doing a local 5K every month this summer (well, starting with March, since I did the mini heart last weekend). So far I am signed up for the Teddy Bear in April and the Redlegs in June. Anyone have any fun ones they are doing in May, July or August? Anyone want to join me? Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:11:38 EST BCOR Boot Camp Has anyone tried it yet? I was curious. I had a living social deal of the day come through yesterday for $20 for unlimited for one month, and figured it was a good time to try it out. Anyone else do that? Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:15:16 EST The Next Best Thing I am a middle aged lady that has become kind of a frump in my appearance! Most importantly, my BMI says that I am obese... YIKES! I really do want to get rid of the excess pounds, although I honestly wish I could twinkle my nose and they would be gone, I know I have to do the work. <BR> <BR> Three years ago today, I quit smoking. That is the best thing I have ever done for myself, now to get rid of the weight. I had plenty before I quit smoking and over the past 3 years I have gained even ... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:55:09 EST New to the team, but not the city. Hello all. I have lived in Cincinnati almost all of my life, and I have to say, no matter where we move, we are always drawn back to Cincinnati. I am a 28 yr old momma of 3 busy boys. I work part-time and I go to school part-time. I am in school to become a sign language interpreter. My husband and I have started the journey to becoming fit together, and we are doing the P90 and P90X workouts, and diet! I look forward to chatting with you all, and being on track! <em>403</em> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:02:42 EST Denise- New :) and help with calorie counter Hello.. this is my frist week here at spark people. I have been active this week, b/c its been nice out!! Im working on getting in shape for my wedding in aug. <BR> <BR> *** is there anyway to just manually put in the amount of cal I took in per meal ??? vs the usual way of selecting the actually food from the add lists??? b/c i find that I dont really eat the meal plans, but would like to track my cal intake, and just add them up from the lable of what I am eating. Plus I find that its... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:26:07 EST AHA Mini-Marathon 5k WALK Who all's walking the 5k? Perhaps we can meet up and walk together. <BR> <BR> I also have an extra Wristlock for the invitation only VIP and McCormick and Schmicks. Anyone interested??? <BR> drop me an email Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:09:17 EST Looking for a Goal Buddy! Hello fellow Cincinnatians! Hope everyone is doing well in their Healthy Journey. I am looking for someone to help support me in my goals and someone that I can support in theirs. <BR> A little about me. I am 29 years old, Married to Charlie we live in Milford/Eastgate. I work fulltime at a logisitics company in Blue Ash. I have 4 Nephews and a Niece that I adore. <BR> Let me know if you are interested in being my Goal Buddy. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>223</em> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:22:33 EST I'm in! It's time!!! I am tired of this thing following me everywhere I go, it's time to ditch it. LOL! This baby no longer wants back! Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:15:44 EST Always up for Workout buddies! (Anderson /Clifton) Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm Katie, live on the East Side (Anderson), work in Clifton. My schedule is usually strict, but always looking for groups to join to keep me accountable for being active in anyway! Anything from walking/jogging or classes, to volleyball to hiking, canoes, or anything else outdoors! Not necessarily an expert in any of those things, but love to learn and gain experience! <BR> <BR> Hope to meet some people and keep truckin' on with health! <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:25:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:06:55 EST New Here! Hello everyone! Im new here. Happy to be here and ready to shed some pounds. I have about 35 Id like to lose by August so wish me luck. :) went to the Dr. for a checkup and was given ultimatum to lose it or, "lose it", if ya know what I mean. Im really want to make this work this time and am looking forward to feeling better and looking better. Looking forward to meeting some new people on here. Have a great day everyone! :) Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:44:22 EST New Eastsider :D Hello :) <BR> I am brand new here (it is my very first day!) and I am loving this site so far! I'm so excited to see all of these Cincinnati people on here! <BR> Anyway I am a 23 years old. I live on the East side and want to lose about 60 lbs. I get most of my exercise working out at home on the Wii(which i need to get back into and lost like 15lbs with that and watching what i ate) an going for walks with my dogs! Anyway hope to get to know everyone soon and maybe find a walking partner or... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:20:47 EST Ready for Spring! Anyone else ready for warmer weather? I will take the rain as long as it's not cold and rainy. Clermont County opened a new walking park right across the street from my house and I am ready to try it out... Come on Spring, my treadmill is getting really boring. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:34:53 EST Cincinnati /Florence Ky Rally May 21, 2011 27 Seats left <BR> <BR> Location and Lodging: <BR> <BR> The Venue for the Rally will be: <BR> <BR> Microtel Florence KY by the Cincy Airport <BR> 7490 Woodspoint Dr <BR> Florence, KY 41042 US <BR> Phone: 859-746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> EVENTS: <BR> <BR> Event Timing: <BR> 7:30AM-9 Set up <BR> <BR> 9-10 Arrivals/registration/gift bags/ registration for prizes <BR> <BR> 10-12 Speakers and Questions ~Indygirl, Hoosiergirlindy, Sheenadee, Ksigma1222, Swbdot2, Quadcmom, and 3rdstring <BR> <BR... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:23:46 EST gym/weightloss buddy Hi! my name is Kiley. My goal is to loose weight but also run the Race for the Cure this year. I am a cancer survivor of almost one year and if I don't loose this weight the cancer is sure to come back. I am looking to see if anyone else around the age of 22 would like to become my weightloss buddy. I have a membership to Fitworks and can have a guest come with me every time. Thanks! Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:34:19 EST Java Diet? Has anyone heard of the Java (coffee) diet? South Beach has a brand of coffee and claims to aid in weightloss. I've also heard of others. I was wondering if anyone knows of anyone who has done this and what you might think of it? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 20:46:32 EST Cincinnati Health & Fitness News Share articles and information here! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 07:56:51 EST 2011 Teddy Bear Walk/Run 5K Many of us participated in this 5K a couple of years ago, so I thought I would post it again. I have participated with a group for the past several years. It is such a good cause as all money goes to the Cincinnati Learning Center for Children with Dyslexia. Children can go to the center to receive FREE tutoring. It is a wonderful service for children with learning disabilities. Here is the link to register, if you're interested. <link><BR>egister.p... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:58:32 EST Honey I'm Home Just started SP yesterday. I joined around the first of the yr with the New Year Resolution thing. Didn't work out to good. I tried to quit smoking and go on a diet all at one time. That was just asking for defeat. Well I got the stop smoking under my belt for a month so I thought I would give the weight thing a try. As my intro to the group....... I am single. I have 3 grown sons and 5 wonderful grandchildren. I recently lost my job after 20 yrs. I use to use the job as a excuse that all th... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 07:53:23 EST Yoga? Do any of you practice yoga, and if so do you go to a studio? I'd like to find a place to practice occasionally. Any suggestions? I'm in Northern KY, but I'm willing to drive a little. Sat, 29 Jan 2011 19:44:03 EST Adult swim lessons in Cincinnati Does anyone know where I can take swimming lessons (indoor!) in the Cincinnati area? I can swim breaststroke but want to learn freestyle (front crawl) for a sprint triathlon later this year. There's a pool at the gym I go to (Beechmont) but no swim coach, and I found people who could teach me in the summer when the outdoor pools open.....but nothing that I could start now. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Rosie Sat, 29 Jan 2011 10:22:51 EST AHA Heart Half, Mini & Walk SPARKPEOPLE team! As some of you know, I started a team for the Cincy Heart Half, Mini-Marathon and Heartwalk through my work a little while ago - so far only fellow sparkers have joined. Well due to the timing, I'm no longer able to recruit from work anymore anyway, so I asked and the AHA made the team into an independent community team and renamed it for me - <BR> <BR> SPARKPEOPLE OF CINCINNATI! <BR> <link><BR>archTeamPart.asp?ievent=421619&lis=1&k<BR>ntae421619=83A96E6... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:29:36 EST Another noob Just wanted to give a quick introduction and say hello. I'm trying to make a lifestyle change to lose weight and get my health under control so I can be around for my children. So far this site has helped tremendously. I'm so glad I found it. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:34:15 EST First 5K-Flying Pig <em>213</em> Hi Everyone! Is anyone out there planning to run the Flying Pig 5K? I've never ran a race before and am beginning to train next week with Couch to 5K. Anyone want to join me? Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:06:04 EST Regular Rallies? So, we're planning this big Spark Rally for May 21, 2011 - and it's really turned into something of a "mini convention" with speakers, giveaways and an after party, all at a hotel in Northern Kentucky. Which is AWESOME and EXCITING, and it's going to be a BLAST - but I was wondering if anybody else might be interested in something a little more low-key that we can do regularly to help us Spread the Spark, and encourage each other to shine? <BR> <BR> I got the idea reading one of the organiz... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 06:32:44 EST introducing myself Hi I'm just introducing myself, I'm Rachel from S.E. Warren co./N.E. Clermont Co. area. I'm 31 year old and the mother of two children and I've been married for over 10 years. I've been overweight my whole life and I'm ready to make a change. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:26:13 EST Northern Kentucky Workout Buddy Hi all! I'm pretty new to the site and so far I love it. I live in Northern Kentucky and am in search of friends to work out with when in warms up. I'm not a member of a gym, but love being outdoors (when it's not so dang cold!). Sun, 23 Jan 2011 20:44:53 EST Looking for a help changing my lifestyle. Hi all. I am a 24 year old mom of one beautiful 1 year old girl and I am so lucky to have found the man of my dreams, who loves me inspite of the weight I have gained.I am really looking forward to changing my habits and becoming happier with the way I look. I have joined this site in hopes that I can find support. support for when I am down and when I have a failure, Or for someone to cheer for me when I manage to loose. I look forward to really getting to know some people on here and makin... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 22:41:18 EST Newbie...second day on the site Hi, <BR> <BR> I live in Northern Kentucky, but consider myself in Cincinnati. Tracking anything I do to the level they are asking on this site is pretty new to me. I believe I'm going to need some motivation at some point. Hope to meet some people along the way. <BR> <BR> I'm into live music quite a bit so I fall into the drinking beer trap and perhaps snacks on the way home. I really need to increase my activity to counter that behavior. <BR> <BR> Anyhow...hope everyone is doing well on... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:02:43 EST newbie Hi, my name is Stefanie and i'm new to spark. This is a little overwhelming but i'm excited at the number of people from the cincinnati area that are on this page. I live in Anderson and workout at Urban Active in Hyde Park. I just bought a bike last year and am looking at training to do the little miami triathalon in October. I have a lot of weight to lose and a lot of strenght to build up, but i'm excited about it! I look forward to taking the journey with you all! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:39:39 EST New to the Spark Just starting out again trying to watch and count and track my way down into my healthy weight range. It will be nice to be in a team of people close by to hear about new fitness happenings. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:52:11 EST Back Again from Westside... I joined a few years back and gave up on myself, then joined again last summer but now I am back FOR REAL! <BR> I am always up for someone to hit the gym with (I go to Urban Active Westside but can go to any)...I am always up for trying new classes offered and love love love to play racquetball! Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:59:46 EST Urban Active-Western Hills Hey All! I just started at Urban Active in Western Hills. I have decided to be daring and signed up for personal training 2x a week but still looking to go 5 days a week overall. If anyone is a member or is thinking about becoming a member and would like to get together to play racquetball, take bootcamp or just workout together let me know! Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:44:32 EST New to SparkTeams Hi, everybody! I live in Symmes Township. I joined SparkPeople years ago but have only used it sporadically. I really do my best when I take advantage of the tools it has to offer, so I'm trying to get involved with Spark Teams and blogging, and it has really helped. Everyone is so encouraging and I get inspiration from your stories. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:38:04 EST Give it a Tri - a micro triathlon event in Mason The Mason Community Center will be hosting an indoor mini/micro triathlon. Rather than set distances, the course is time based. Specifically, the events will be a 10 minute swim in the indoor competition pool, followed by a 20 minute ride using the stationary spinning bikes followed by a 20 minute run on the indoor track. The event will be Sunday, February 6, 2011. More details can be found at:<BR>ive-it-a-tri-indoor-triathlon-2011 <BR> <BR> P.S. An... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:09:41 EST Hello!.....Glad to be here <em>30</em> <BR> Hello everyone. I signed up on Sparkpeople a year ago and I'm finally begin to use it! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:10:36 EST Urban Active Partner at Colerain Location Hi, I am a member at Urban Active Colerain. Does anyone work out there? Thu, 6 Jan 2011 21:08:18 EST New and ready for the journey Hi Everyone, I have been on spark for a couple of years but never really did anything with it. I am trying to become more active on the site as well as in exercise. <BR> <BR> I am currently in grad school at UC (which is my primary job besides wife and mother . I have a hard time finding balance as well as motivation sometimes. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you all and losing together! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:31:02 EST I'm new and glad to be part of the team! My name is Penny and glad to be apart of you team. What a warm welcome. Thanks I'm 40 something have been overweight since I was a child. Had Gastric Bypass in 2001 and went from 415 to 240 very excited and shy at my new look. However over the last year I have managed to gain about 80lbs back due to emotional eating and medication I'm on. I am now off the medication (happy) Now I'm working on the emotional eating part and going to bed early so I'm not up late and feeling like I want something... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 18:54:26 EST spark on fox 19 news I havent seen any post on sparkpeople about nicole being on the news promoting the spark book,I would not have know had she not emailed me, Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:41:06 EST Victory Lady Does anyone belong to Victory Lady? Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:55:07 EST I need a work-out buddy :) Hello, I am from the westside of Cincy and would really like to find a work-out buddy!!!! Please message me if interest!! <BR> Thank You! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 08:50:34 EST Ready to work! Need motivation & support! Hi All, <BR> I am ready to jump start this weight loss and looking for support groups and/or activities. This is going to be a great year and just want to live right and be healthy. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 23:41:31 EST Hello from UC! Joined yesterday and I have already stocked up on recipes and healthy alternatives to ramen noodles! Hope everyone got the chance to stuff down Christmas cookies before their weight loss resolutions started (Guilty!)! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:53:04 EST Hello, again! I'm baaack! Haven't been doing Sparkpeople for about 2 years now and am looking forward to getting back in to better shape! I live in Northern Kentucky but work on the east side, work full-time and have 2 kids and a husband - so finding time to exercise has always been an achilles for me. Happy New Year everyone! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:31:04 EST Rejoining from Cheviot I have made my motto this year "its all about me". I want ME to be happy, healthy and in better shape. I need to depend on ME to get ME there. <BR> Any encouragment from others would be appreciated. <BR> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:16:51 EST new from Blue Ash have been a member for sometime just havent lost the lbs. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 22:53:22 EST Hello! I'm dee and I am ready to quit making excuses and do something about the weight I put on during my pregnancy... 5 years ago. lol. I gained 99 lbs. when I was pregnant (it was like I was eating for 20!) and only lost about 30 lbs afterwards. BTW whoever says nursing makes the weight just melt off is lying! I am usually not a "message board type" of person but I figure if I make some connections with this, it'll be harder for me to give up when I inevitably get discouraged. So hi everyone! Mon, 6 Dec 2010 10:38:42 EST New and very shy so can't say I'll post much... I made posting in a forum a goal since it's hard for me to put myself "out there" for others to see. My goal is to lose about 60 pounds and I joined the site for all the support I see it can give me. I'm a mother of a three yr old boy. I'm a social worker. I'm an avid reader of sci/fi and fantasy. Used to hike a lot when I was younger and in shape. I love mountains and forests and hiking but don't live in a place that gives me all that currently. Hopefully I'll move to the mountains again and... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:11:08 EST Time to Train! Cincy Heart Mini Marathon & Walk! <link><BR>ult.asp?ievent=421619&lis=1&kntae42161<BR>9=EC5BBCD043FD41FC9465887CE7F5E58F </link> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> Saturday, March 19, 2011 <BR> Duke Energy Center <BR> 11am-3:30PM ~ Health & Fitness Expo <BR> 12 noon ~ Kids Fun Run <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> Sunday, March 20th, 2011 <BR> EVENT DAY! - Downtown Cincinnati <BR> Start/Finish... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 06:35:30 EST Seven Hills Run - December 5, 2010 For those up for a challenge: <BR> The Seven Hills Run is a 12.3 mile run intended to challenge runners over extremely hilly terrain through the streets of Cincinnati. It is not a race nor is it intended to be. The goal is is to finish the run. <BR> The run starts near downtown at Lincoln Community Center, and winds through Mt. Adams by way of Monastery St. It will then continue to Mt. Auburn, Bellevue Hills, Fairview Heights, Harrison Ave. Hill, up Lehman Rd. and end in Price Hill. <BR> The ... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 20:47:10 EST 12/4 Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run Has anyone done this in the past? What's the weather usually like? I've been plugging away at C25K and will be in week 7 by then. But I've walked a 5K several times recently so I'll be more prepared to tackle one in December than when I skipped the Komen walk/run in September. <BR> <BR> I'm also curious to know how many people dress up. Do people get serious about it or is it just a matter of putting bells/antlers on? Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:00:32 EST Laser Tag - How many calories do you think you bur I found a good Cincinnati Deal on LaserTag - how many calories do you think I could burn in 2 games of Laser tag? <BR> <BR> I plan to buy a couple coupons so I can play for my 40th! <BR> <BR><BR>=personalized-link-box-2203284&rpi=220<BR>3284 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 09:38:40 EST