SparkPeople Hillsborough/ Pinellas County Group Team Messageboard This is a group for all the people in Hillsborough, Pinellas for any other county near by. SparkPeople Hillsborough/ Pinellas County Group Team Messageboard Running conversation thread Hi everyone, <BR> Sorry I haven't checked in on everyone for a while. I've been out of the loop for a bit. My DS and I have been passing a bug around for a couple of months, but I think we finally got rid of it (cross my fingers). How is everyone doing? Any new news to talk about? I've registered for a couple of 5Ks and my first mud run (excited!!), and finally got myself a road bike, so now I'm in the market for a tri. I'm thinking the Dunedin Tri in June, which should give me some tim... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:41:17 EST Walking Group Is there any walking group in the area of pinellas or pasco county? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:12:59 EST New to weigh loss plan Hi, I am new to this site. I have tried loosing before in the past and was unsuccessful. It was hard to know where to go for support. I am over 40 years old and ready for a change. If anyone has any suggestions or support to give I would like to hear from you. I really need a support system to help me through this and stick with it as a new life style and helping others in the same way. :-) Thanks. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:17:03 EST June Summer is here! Who's ready? I love the summertime because it means more to do outside, and since we live in such a beautiful place, that means beach walks and swimming, pools, running/walking outside, volleyball, and so much more! Anyone want to share their favorite outdoor activity? Mine would have to be walking for sure, although I'm still learning this thing they call running, and I hope that will become my new favorite soon! <em>67</em> <em>363</em> <em>311</em> <em>342</em... Tue, 28 May 2013 10:29:24 EST Brand New Floridian Hi all! I am a recent Florida transplant (from Ohio) and I really want to get this weight thing together. My husband and I moved to start a new life and I am finding it hard to find the motivation to really do anything. I have felt horrible about myself for so long that I think it is high time to change it. I don't want to feel like I'm on the sidelines anymore! This area is so lively and I feel like I'm missing everything! If anyone has any tips or even a good walking path, I would love to k... Sun, 12 May 2013 05:50:58 EST Dunedin Running Team Dunedin is starting a new running team of all levels. The first meeting is 3/25 at 6:45 am at Edgewater Marina. It sounds like a lot of fun, and great way to meet others who are on this healthy lifestyle journey. <BR> <BR> Maybe some of you can come out and run! Let me know if you want more details and I can get them to you! Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:54:03 EST How is everything going? Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. I have been crazy busy with work, school, an infant, and, well, just life. But I manage to get in a workout almost every morning before work, even if it's 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> How are you all? The weather is so flip-floppy (yes, I made that up), but there are always things you can do to get some exercise in, regardless. Check out the SP videos, or workout generator, if you are stuck inside. If it's nice out... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:44:48 EST Happy February 1st! Happy February 1st everyone! A new month is always a good point to start some new goals, challenges, or make changes to our routines, habits, etc. <BR> <BR> My challenge to myself this month is to go without chips for the month - my weakness! It's a short month, right, so I know I can do this! <BR> <BR> Anyone want to share their thoughts on new goals or changes you would like to make? Fri, 1 Feb 2013 12:03:10 EST 10,000 Steps This week I am aiming for 10,000 steps a day! I’m clipping on my pedometer and tracking how far I go! <em>311</em> <BR> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 07:05:56 EST October is here!! And the candy is too! Has anyone been out to the stores lately? The first isle of most grocery stores is candy candy candy! Since having my son, my tastes have changed from salty to sweet, so this is NOT GOOD!! But so far I've been able to refrain from buying into those huge bags of sugar...we shall see how my willpower maintains through the month! <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? I'm hoping for some cooler mornings and evenings soon!! That is the best time to get out for a nice ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:51:13 EST August is here! Tomorrow starts August. Summer is quickly coming to a close. Did you achieve the goals you wanted to for this summer? If so, what new goals are you going to strive for? If not, then what can you do to get to that goal? <BR> <BR> I always look at a new month as a new time to refresh, and think about goals and a plan of action. <BR> <BR> I know my exercise routine hasn't been what I want it to be lately. I've used excuses that we've all used, but it's time I get back on track. So my... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:39:03 EST Happy Summer! Well, as of this week Summer is officially here! I thought I would check in and see how everyone is doing. I hope you all are working on better eating habits, exercise goals and in general your overall health improvement. I know I am! <BR> <BR> I looks like we may get some rain this weekend, so check out the fitness section if you are looking for some indoor workout ideas. Get the family involved! My kids love to mess around with me when doing exercises. We make it fun competition st... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:58:02 EST Start the new week off right Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Sunday is always a good day to assess your week: what healthy habits you did; where you could make some changes, etc. Anytime we start something, usually it's "I'll start Monday". Well, tomorrow is Monday, so maybe take a minute today to think about what you can start (or stop, if it's a bad habit) tomorrow. Make a plan of action for your new "thing". <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday! Get outside and enjoy our beautiful Florida weather!! Sun, 3 Jun 2012 10:54:48 EST June is here! Well hello all, <BR> <BR> Tomorrow starts a new month, and the summer begins! This is my favorite time of the year, so I am very excited! So maybe with this new month we can all evaluate what our path is on our healthy journey, and look at what goals we are trying to achieve. Do we have specific ones? Are we working on a healthy habit or working on breaking an unhealthy one? Maybe you can do some personal meditation to find answers to these questions, and if you have a specific goal or ... Thu, 31 May 2012 15:05:29 EST Happy Earth Day!! Hi all, <BR> <BR> I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! Since it is Earth Day, maybe set a goal to do something good for the earth, eat organic, etc. I bought an organic plum tree yesterday to add to my fruit trees. Hopefully I'll get some delicious plums soon! <BR> <BR> Jenn Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:28:12 EST Hi I'm Steph and I'm new! I live in Pasco County right on the Hillsborough line, at County Line Rd. <BR> <BR> Just joined today. Would love to meet some people who are doing the same thing I am! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:49:49 EST Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend is here! Wondering if any Sparkers here will be doing any Gasparilla Races? I'll be pacing the 2:30 group in the Half and the 11:30 pace in the 8k on Sunday, and I'll be working the Pace Team Booth at the Expo tomorrow from 1-4pm! If you're there, please stop by and say hello! Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:23:01 EST Sparkpeople recipes Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I received an email from SP with a link for a free cookbook for some ever-so-tasty recipes. I thought I'd share the article link, and if you're interested, go in and check out the recipes (strawberry pancakes...yum!!). <BR> <BR> <BR> You can also check out the SP recipes area, and find so much delicious, nutritious, and healthy-conscious foods, in case you didn't know already. <BR> <BR> There are so many variations for the high-fat foods we have had, but with be... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:14:54 EST Just checking in with everyone What a beautiful day we had today! Everyone agree? I thought I would check in here and see how everyone is doing, goals?, weight loss?, healthy eating?, exercise? <BR> <BR> We live in such a wonderful place to become healthier, with great food and wonderful weather to get outside! I hope you are all doing well! <BR> <BR> I am within a couple of weeks of having my baby, and can't wait to get back into full exercise swing. Although I still walk regularly, I can't wait to be able to do m... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:17:00 EST New thoughts for goals Hi team, <BR> <BR> I am a few weeks away from having my baby, and I'm already starting to think of ways to get back into full swing once I am cleared (which I will push with my doctor - this slowing of exercise really makes me feel sluggish). With the new Year and all the new resolutions we've set for ourselves, I'd love to hear what some of you have done to take positive steps towards your new healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Hopefully we can share some ideas and help each other!! <BR> <BR... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 08:12:48 EST A possible SparkPeople meeting coming up Hi all, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing good so far this year! The new year is a great time to reset yourself, set new goals, and plan for your success! <BR> <BR> With that, I am trying to plan with another local group to get together soon, at the end of the month, in Dunedin at a local restaurant there. I know it may be far for some of you, and I apologize for that. But if you are interested in coming, please let me know or check out the meets and greets message board on the SP Flori... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:16:33 EST Starting out or starting over Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> With the new year, many of us are starting goals. I found this great blo this morning that discusses starting new, but I think it can fit with anyone, new, starting over, or just still working on healthier changes. <BR> <BR> I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to comment... <BR> <BR> Have a great Saturday!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>best_advice_for_those_just_starting_out </link> Sat, 7 Jan 2012 08:21:34 EST A FREE 5K/1 MILE WALK/RUN I know it may be a bit far for some of you in Hillsborough, but hoping you can make it...if you know of any goodies going on over there, please share!! I'll try to get more info on other races too; I'm sure there are going to be quite a few in both counties over the next few weeks! <BR> <BR> <BR> JINGLE BELL & NEON NECKLACE RUN 2011 <BR> Stop in the store prior to the event and receive your JINGLE BELL and GREEN or RED NEON NECKLACE. We will have a festive evening with the music and light... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 11:04:56 EST The holidays are here Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Well, the holidays are officially here. With Thanksgiving behind us, we now have Christmas and New Year's...oh boy, more temptations. With SP behind us, though, I think we can all get through! What do you think? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I thought I would share another event coming up in our area, in case you all would like to join in. It's a "say no to drugs" walk/run, December 18th. I'm attaching the link below if you would like more information on it. <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:34:38 EST Turkey Trot in Clearwater Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I did some checking this morning and the Turkey Trot in Clearwater is coming up in a week (Thanksgiving morning). Although I can't run it (I will be walking), I am going to register my family for it, whether we run or walk (we are at all levels). It would be great to see some Sparkfriends out there too, and if you want to walk it with me, I would love to have the company!! <BR> <BR> Here is the link for info: <BR> <BR> <link><... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:51:47 EST Inaugural St. Pete Rock n Roll Half Marathon I'm the Grassroots Ambassador for the upcoming St. Pete Rock n Roll Half Marathon which will take place on Feb. 12, 2012. This is a great race, and not just for average runner! The Rock n Roll Series attracts every kind of person, because there's a live band every mile, cheerleaders throughout the course, a headliner concert after the race, free beer, what's not to love. So if you are a runner, it's a great race to to, but IF YOU'RE NOT A RUNNER, it's a great event to walk, walk/run and gr... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 08:39:12 EST Win some new clothes <link><BR>iew_made_in_the_usa_workout_clothesand<BR>_win_50_to_buy_some </link> <BR> <BR> Good luck, and let us know if you win! I hope one of us does! <BR> <BR> Jenn Thu, 10 Nov 2011 08:31:25 EST New leader Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I thought I would introduce myself as a new leader for this group. I've been on SparkPeople for almost two years now, and have had my ups and downs with weight. Now I'm at a much healthier eating stage, and work out much more regularly. I have a lo of work still left to do, but every day I try to accomplish someone positive. Right now, though, my weight loss goals are on a standstill as I am 22 weeks healthy pregnant. I still have my long term goals of weight loss... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 19:26:47 EST hi im candi looking for walking buddy just moved to seminole fl in pinellas county from md looking for a walking buddy prefer a female compatible with me im 31 with 2 children 9 and 10 have stretchmarks, vericose veins, and cellulite stopped wearring shorts after i had my second child have about 15 lbs to lose im not over weight just out of shape with horrible genes so if you are in the same boat and would like a walking buddy that can relate please let me know Sun, 7 Aug 2011 21:14:27 EST looking for walking buddy pinellas trail i just moved to seminole fl from md and looking for a walking buddy to help keep me motivated i live in seminole grove estates area would like to find someone compatible to me im 31 female with 2 kids cellulite stretchmarks but only need to lose about 10 lbs Sun, 7 Aug 2011 21:04:13 EST I'm on a Search! Hi Everybody! I live in the Carrollwood/Citrus Park area and I'm a member of Lifestyle Family Fitness-I usually go to the Citrus Park location because it's within walking distance from my apartment. I was wondering if anyone here would be interested in becoming workout buddies? I would love to have a friend to work out with either at the gym or to meet up with for runs, bike rides, etc. I think it would be super great because it would be more fun to workout with someone and meeting up with so... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 14:15:39 EST Workout Looking for a workout buddy in Odessa. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 17:51:49 EST looking for a workout buddy in Riverview Hi I need some one to workout with. If you are female and need a workout buddy, I am the gal for u! I need someone dependable and that will make time for our workout. please contact this thread!!! Thanks! Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:20:01 EST Meetings (?) Pinellas Park/St. Petersburg Area Hi,my name is Cyndi. I've been in St. Petersburg all my life and moved to Pinellas Park about a year ago. I'm a wife, mother of two, 19 & 10 and I've got about 100 lbs to lose. <BR> I've been doing SPARKPEOPLE off and on for a while and but need to stick to it. I just restarted today, haven't done it since the holidays...when I messed up there I kind of gave up. I was wondering if there were any meetup groups in the area. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:48:11 EST Looking for Spring Hill walking buddies... Hi. If you want to walk in Spring Hill, send me a note. If you include a phone number, I'll be able to get the ball rolling --- or should I say, get out legs moving and walking! I would like to get a walking group together.... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:48:05 EST Pinellas Park Member <em>213</em> My name is Lawauna. I moved to Pinellas Park the end of April 2010 from Louisville, KY. I have been a member of Spark People for awhile. I have had ups and downs with my weight but am finally in the mind set that I am going to get this weight off come heck or high water. I am a married momma. Two children. I also have one beautiful grandson who is 14 months and a beautiful grandson who is an angel that watches over us daily. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:05:44 EST Geocaching Wondering if anyone out there goes geocaching? My Mom came for a visit and introduced me to it, so I'm looking for a buddy to go with. I could recruit members of my family, but they seem to lose interest quickly. So if anyone in the area does it and would like a tag-a-long, let me know! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 3 Dec 2010 18:12:31 EST Trader Joes, Whole Foods When I was visiting my parents in Georgia, we went to Trader Joe's. It's what I imagine Whole Foods is like, very healthy foods with all kinds of different choices - vegan, organic, etc. Unfortunately, they told me they don't have these in Florida. They also said Whole Foods is much more expensive than Trader Joe's is. I've never been, so I can't judge. <BR> Does anyone know if we have a comparable store to Trader Joe's around here, in Pinellas? Where do you shop for these goodies? Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:59:03 EST New Member in North Pinellas Hi everyone! I'm a new member to Spark People and I'm in the North Pinellas area. My name is Sarah, I'm 24 and mother to two little boys and a full time college student. I'd like to meet people and have a work out buddy other than my husband lol (don't get me wrong, he's a great motivator and partner, I just like to get out and meet people)! I joined Spark People because I wasn't committing myself to losing weight like I wanted to, so I'm hoping that this will give me the boost I need to ... Sat, 6 Nov 2010 09:16:54 EST Need a workout/walking buddy I live in Palm Harbor I am a newbie and just getting around in here. I am 49, female and my name is Tammy.I have about 15-20 lbs to lose this time, lol. I hope I am posting this in the right place. Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:29:39 EST Walking Buddy in Tarpon Springs? Is there anyone that can walk in the morning in the Tarpon Springs area? Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:25:14 EST Hi I'm Mia :D I live in St. Pete with my hubby and baby girl :D just wanted to introduce myself ... hoping to find a work out buddy in my area yay! :D heard about aparkpeople from a youtube vid :D hope i will eventually figure it out :S lol Mon, 26 Jul 2010 22:19:06 EST I am Alicia and I live in Pinellas Park Hello all! I am 32 originally from Nashville. My husband and I moved here almost a year ago. I joined spark people about 2 years ago but just started using it regularly. I was traveling a lot with work so it was difficult for me to be involved in any groups. I am looking to find out more about fitness activities in St. Pete, Pinellas Park and Clearwater. I am interested in finding a work out partner. <BR> <BR> I am ready to change my life...and hopefully I will succeed! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 02:02:25 EST Hi i am Christine, I just joined spark people Hello everyone. I am new to SparkTeam and would love to talk to some people. I live in the South Tampa area. I have about 20lbs to lose. I could use any advice. Its hard starting a diet! Have a great day. I look forward to hearing from you. Take care <em>41</em> Sun, 30 May 2010 12:04:54 EST My next goal... It's almost the end of May, and so far on my journey I have lost 2 pounds. Kind of measley, but I'm accepting it. My goal for Father's Day is to lose 5 pounds, and I made this after I had lost just one, so that means 4 more to go! At this rate, not sure if I'm going to make it, but I sure am determined. I haven't been making the best food choices lately, and haven't been consistent enough at the gym so I hope some changes may help me reach that goal :) <BR> What are your goals this summer? Mon, 24 May 2010 08:41:48 EST Work out at beach? Since we are so lucky to live so close to the beach, I would love to be able to get some sort of work out in. Other than the obvious running along the beach, and I cannot swim. So what do you guys do? What beach is your favorite to work out at? Mon, 24 May 2010 08:38:50 EST Anyone doing Miles for Moffitt tomorrow?? Starts @ 7am @ USF Sundome Fri, 14 May 2010 10:15:04 EST Anyone interested? I live in Largo and I'm looking for a gym buddy (Shapes) or a walking buddy at a local park, or beach. <BR> Is anyone interested? Fri, 7 May 2010 20:41:59 EST Spark Rally We are having a Florida Spark Rally! <BR> <BR> The link for the information is: <BR><BR>sparkrally.asp?event=8557 <BR> <BR> Thanks, Stacy Sat, 1 May 2010 16:15:15 EST Pasco County I glad to be part of this team. I'm close to Hillsborough County, in fact, I'm right at County Line Rd. I need all the help I can get to lose this weight. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 11:19:51 EST Taking back Control.. It seems when I lost control it was just a downward spiral... I let circumstances and excuses mar my life.. not just my weight but my finances, friendships, relationships, everything.. So.. one day at a time I am taking back control of my life. I am loving this format right now, so I can write down things like "control my life".. and see it in black and white. One day at a time.. today I am in control!! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 09:27:17 EST What are you plans and goals for April 2010? let us know all about them here. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:35:19 EST Here in Riverview Starting in Riverview! Today is day one! anyone in the area? <em>244</em> Sun, 11 Apr 2010 18:02:09 EST Team Leaders If there is anyone out there who would like to be added as a team leader please let me know. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:30:03 EST Looking for a work-out buddy!!! Hello I'm looking for a work-out buddy!!! I live in Temple Terrace but I work down In Memorial Hwy. Please let me know if you are interested in a work-out buddy!!!! Mon, 15 Mar 2010 16:04:45 EST Pinellas person Hi everyone! So I am not sure if this is an active group or not. I'm semi new to Florida, Pinellas County, etc. and definitely new to Spark. I am married, no children, 4 step-children, 5 dogs, a painted turtle, chameleon, and hedgehog...that's my family. I have gained over 20 pounds over the last year, and am very frustrated with myself. I have decided that not only am I going to lose the weight I've gained, but I am going to do it the correct way, and stay healthy. I'm glad I found th... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:50:19 EST Anyone Doing a Gasparilla Race? Just wondering if any Sparkers will be out the last weekend of February for either the 5k, 15k, Half-Marathon or Full Marathon! If we have a group, would be great to meet! I'll be cheering friends on Saturday that are doing the 5k and 15k and will be running the full marathon on Sunday as my first one. Look forward to hearing from you! - Tia Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:03:17 EST Pinellas Park and new to SP Hi everyone, <BR> I am looking for SparkPeople who are motivated and active. I am in pursuit of losing 75lbs. Would enjoy the company of others for walking, swimming, playing sports, etc. I go walking in Seminole Lake Park, Freedom Lake Park and Sawgrass Park. <BR> Please let me know if there are any groups meeting or if you would like to start one. I am currently a member of a local gym, and would love an accountability partner. <BR> Yours Truly, <BR> Chiqui Wed, 29 Jul 2009 21:31:10 EST NEW TO SPARKS HEYTAYLOR ALL,I AM DEB,45,FROM LARGO AREA[TAYLOR PARK ]WANT TO FIND A BUDDY TO WALK WITH,AND TO JOIN A NEW GYM ON EAST BAY DRIVE,I AM 6 FOOT TALL,SIZE 20,NEED TO LOSE ALOT OF WEIGHT [90-100],AM FUN,CARING,KIND,HONEST,DEPENDABLE,RELIABLE<BR>,LOVES TO READ,SWIM,TRAVEL,BOATING,MUSIC,CONCERTS,BE<BR>ACHES,FLEA MARKETS AND TO SHOP TILL I DROP,LOVE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE AND TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS,ANIMALS,FAMILY,/IF YOU WANNA HANG OUT WITH ME KINDLY CONTACT ME REAL SOON,GOOD LUCK EVERYONE,HAVE A WONDERFUL... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 13:37:14 EST Hello any runners out there from Countryside Area Is there anyone out there in the Countryside Area who is currently training for a 10K running about 11 min/mile pace? <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 May 2009 13:50:02 EST Largo/Seminole Buddy Hi, I live in Largo my Taylor park, I'm looking to find a walking/jogging buddy, I'm happy to meet at Lake Seminole Park or Walsingham Park or really anywhere. Just let me know.. <em>68</em> <em>30</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 14:03:52 EST St Pete Sparkers Meet There will be a gathering of Sparkies on Saturday February 14 at 9 am. We will be meeting at the Pinellas Trail at 22 Avenue North (basically behind Tyrone Square Mall). We will walk north for 30 minutes and then come back to make it a nice hour walk. Depending on people's plans some of us may go get some coffee or other refreshments. If it rains on Saturday the alternate meeting place will be in Tyrone Mall in front of the Sears. I hope to see alot of Sparkies there. <BR> <BR> Shellie Fri, 30 Jan 2009 19:29:16 EST Anyone from NPR/Huds n/Spring Hill area???? Hi there, <BR> I was wondering if anyone local would like to start a walking club??? I can't find a Pasco group so maybe my fellow Pascoians (is that a word?!) are rambling around on this team???? <BR> Thanks- <BR> Kelly Mon, 5 Jan 2009 04:20:20 EST Anyone out there? If there anyone still out there that is being active on this group? <BR> <BR> Anyone that would really mind if this group was discon'ted. <BR> <BR> Let us know in this thread. <BR> <BR> We either need to revive this group or get rid of it so let me know what you think. Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:32:09 EST 12/22/08 Daily Thread What's going on bad or good in your life & diet today? Mon, 22 Dec 2008 11:03:09 EST Beaches Wannabe Walker Hi all, <BR> I used to walk everyday ... stopped doing that and those 10 lbs crept back on, to say nothing of feeling tired and weak. <BR> I'm 49, live in Indian Rocks Beach, and am a Realtor. My time is flexible, but I'm a morning person and would love to find a walking mate ... so that I make that commitment and will therefore follow through. <BR> Any takers??? <BR> <BR> Lisa Fri, 19 Dec 2008 16:42:14 EST wii fit users Anyone here use the Wii? Tue, 25 Nov 2008 08:15:49 EST Just moved to St pete My husband and I just moved to St Pete from Manatee County. I have been with SP for about a year and have noticed that I am starting to gain weight, So I am recommitting myself today. I hope that I can get to know some people from my area. Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:53:40 EST 100 Mile Club Hi all! Pinellas County has a 100 mile club for walking the county parks. Once you log your 100 miles you get a free t-shirt. Anyone in with me? I am actually on mile 5 already!!!! <BR> Billie Jo Thu, 4 Sep 2008 08:59:37 EST New Here!! Safety Harbor area also near Oldsmar,and Clearwater,Tampa,Dunedin, Plam Harbor. I love it here. We moved into our house in Feb of 08. I joined Shapes in Palm Harbor. Looking to meet new friends/possible buddies. Will post more later...gotta get the kiddos to school! <BR> <BR> ta ta Tue, 2 Sep 2008 08:21:25 EST ANY SPARKERS IN PLANT CITY/BRANDO N/LAKELAND? Hello! <BR> <BR> I just found the geographical Teams & wondered if there are any SparkPeople in or around Plant City? <BR> <BR> It would be great to have a Buddy I could meet with every so often! <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 17 Aug 2008 22:49:46 EST Lets get moving. Maybe like me you have been slacking lately and gained some weight back. I know I lost my motivation and started asking myself why am I even bothering? But I have so many reasons to lose weight and get Healthy. <BR> 1. I want to go anywhere without restrictions. <BR> 2. I want to be invisible in a crowd and not noticed because I am so huge. <BR> 3. I want to be pain free and not have painful knees and feet from carrying extra weight. Thu, 14 Aug 2008 23:37:32 EST July Plans and Goals I hope to reach 220 by the end of July, and if I could reach 219, I'd be even happier. <BR> <BR> I've changed my nutrition settings and am adding some new types of exercise to kickstart this, because I'm trying to lose more than 1 pound per week. Tue, 8 Jul 2008 11:27:00 EST Manatee County I wanted to introduce myself. I am new to the group, but not to SP. I started this last year and lost 20 pounds early on, then slacked off for a while. I am back into it and am working towards my goals. It was nice to find out that there are local groups to join and participate in! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 17:02:31 EST New in Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor p Thu, 12 Jun 2008 20:18:09 EST Howdy Neighbors! I joined SP about a month ago and I'm just now finding this team. <BR> <BR> I live in Palm Harbor, I'm 48, and I telecommute, working for a medical transcription company out of Wisconsin. Because I work from home, I don't get out much to meet and interact with people, so it's good to at least be here on this team! <BR> <BR> I have fallen into the sedentary trap; ever since I've been telecommuting, I have packed on the pounds, and it's high time that I get this under better control, lea... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 08:34:34 EST How About Those Tampa Bay Rays? Are you a Fan ? Fri, 6 Jun 2008 23:02:41 EST How are you June goals coming along? Are you still on track or do you need help getting back on track? Wed, 4 Jun 2008 09:28:17 EST What areyour goals and plans for June. Let us all know what your goals and plans for the month of June are. Sun, 1 Jun 2008 10:33:29 EST What was your biggest accomplishment for May? Mine was just coming back to the site and getting back on track to a healthier me. Sat, 31 May 2008 09:27:44 EST How do you handle the humidity? I've visited my parents in Tarpon Springs in both summer and winter (and once in fall, but I was stranded in Cleveland for 3 days due to Ivan). I have always encountered a great deal of humidity, which is very hard for me to take. <BR> <BR> Since I will be relocating there, I'm wondering how other people handle the humid climate while taking walks, riding bikes, etc. Do you walk in malls? I'm sure many people adapt, but I'm one of those people who gets lightheaded in 'sultry weather'. Is the... Thu, 29 May 2008 12:54:05 EST Meet up We are going to be having a meet up on Friday June 20th at 7pm. It's going to be a support group type of meeting for everyone to mingle. We will be in the Cafe of Barnes N Nobles on the corner of Us highway n & Sunset Point. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think and if you are going to be there. <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 May 2008 11:07:55 EST Group Challenge for June? We have a new tracking feature for our group. We can either pick a group challenge and work towards that or work harder on a Spark challenge like getting 8 glass of water or exercising for 500 minutes a month. <BR> <BR> So what do you think would be a great group challenge? Fri, 23 May 2008 07:52:16 EST Hi Everybody! My name is Ismary,I'm a young mom and wife and looking to lose all those pregnancy pounds...I know were all here for the same reason which is for our own satisfaction and I wish all of you good luck and would love to meet all and motivate one another!! Thu, 15 May 2008 18:40:11 EST Weigh-Ins and Updates The scale finally budged! Down another pound, and I lost .75 of an inch off the waist! <BR> <BR> Not dramatic, but moving in the right direction! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> How are other people doing? Sat, 10 May 2008 07:58:46 EST In Beach Body Boot Camp today My spouse and I joined the Beach Body Boot Camp challenge to spur our weight loss. If we're moving to Florida, I'd like to look better in shorts, swim suits, etc. than I do. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing with their goals? Sun, 4 May 2008 09:37:57 EST SPIFFS Anyone going to SPIFFS this weekend? It is a great place to get a lot of walking in. I just have to remember to watch everything that I put in my mouth!!! Especially when I have no idea of the ingredients! Oh wll, I will just walk the park a little more! <BR> <BR> Billie Jo Sat, 29 Mar 2008 10:44:46 EST Hi Everyone Hello ! <BR> I am new and from Tampa. Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:40:11 EST Hi, everyone! I'm new (from Tampa). Hello all, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself to the team. I joined Spark a couple of weeks ago, and I think it's great. I live in the Citrus Park/Carrollwood area, I'm a full-time working mom of 3, and I can't wait to be one of the success stories I keep reading about. TTYL <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 5 Mar 2008 08:43:08 EST Anyone else going to see Styx tomorrow? They are at Busch Gardens tomorrow I am really looking forward to it. I am just hoping they are as good without Dennis Deyoung. Sat, 23 Feb 2008 20:17:51 EST From clearwater hi eveybody..I'm chrissy from clearwater.. Wed, 20 Feb 2008 00:13:34 EST finding success early on! Hi, all. I'm new to sparkpeople (as of January) and hoping to find support. I'm already down from 207 to 188 and feeling great. Each day seems to get easier with the tools online. I look forward to seeing my weight tracker steadily move down toward my goal. So far so good! Sun, 17 Feb 2008 18:19:08 EST Downtown St. Pete Hello hello. My name's Bekki, I'm 22 years old, and I'm still fairly new to Spark - two weeks now. I'm only just now exploring message boards, glad to see there's one for the area. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a workout buddy for the weekends. I work at a gym, so I'm able to work out there three times a week (if nothing goes awry), but I really want to spend some time on the weekends going for a walk or bike ride or something. My friends all claim to want to go with me, but then never do. I'm a... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 10:07:02 EST Where is Everyone? I come over here and check a few times a week and no one ever post. I know I do not post because of no one else posting and I think that happens with a lot of us. <BR> <BR> So come in say Hello what is new with your Life? Sun, 10 Feb 2008 04:19:03 EST Any new runners- pinellas county? I am a new runner and live in pinellas county. I am looking for someone else either to run with or just give encouragement to. I am looking to do some 5k's in March. <BR> Michele Tue, 29 Jan 2008 09:40:35 EST Live in St Pete Hello all! I live in St Pete near the Pinellas Trail, but I love to blade up on the Gandy~! <BR> <BR> Looking to meet other people who would like to have a workout buddy - I find that I push myself harder when I work out with friends. <BR> <BR> Married - no kids - own my own business with the hubby. Sun, 20 Jan 2008 15:16:26 EST Exercise this weekend I'm thinking of meeting on Gandy Freedom Trail, West End this Saturday, 8 a.m. <BR> Anyone want to do a walk or bike ride for an hour? <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jan 2008 08:55:42 EST Hillsborough County Hi everyone! I'm Sandy and live in Brandon. Tue, 8 Jan 2008 09:26:55 EST Pasco County Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I have been on spark people for a while, but never really committed to the diet until now (of course, I pick Christmas to become serious about watching what I eat <em>246</em> . Anyway, I was wondering if there are any other Pasco county people out there? Sun, 23 Dec 2007 08:21:12 EST New Calendar I added a calendar to my website but it's just for this group and the Floridians group to use. You can access it by clicking on the group icon. <BR> <BR> It's purpose is so that you can schedule group walks and anyone can see them and choose if they want to attend. <BR> <BR> To add an event click on the add new event at the bottom. Please remember to include your spark user name, the place, time and type of event (walking, running, biking ect.) Also you must change the type of event int he ... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 09:10:51 EST New Goals for 2008 Where would you like to see this group go in 2008? Let us know what you think. <BR> <BR> Also we are looking for co-leaders. If you would like to help lead this group to it's full potential please let me know. <BR> <BR> Stacy Sun, 16 Dec 2007 12:38:43 EST New Team Forum! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I noticed that there are 155 members of this team, yet there hasn't bene much going on in here since the summer.... I hope everyone is doing well with their weight loss and/or other goals. Although the holidays are usually stressful, keeping your healthy eating habits and cardio in your schedule will definetely help minimize that. Hopefully we can jumpstart this team back into gear and ring in the new year a few lbs lighter! <BR> <BR> Happy Holidays! <BR> Kim, Ta... Thu, 6 Dec 2007 10:24:19 EST Another Pinellas County Resident Hi everyone! <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle. I'm a married 35-year old mother of two teenagers, 16 and 14 (God help me). Due to spinal issues coupled with quitting smoking, I have gained around 60 pounds more than I could ever want. Hopefully with the help of this site and the incredible people here, I should be able to accomplish my goals while I'm recovering from surgery. <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 5 Dec 2007 16:23:04 EST Carbs I started a diet called Matol 6 weeks ago which is veggie proteins and no carbs. The idea is that for us who are over weight, yo-yo diet etc...the pancrease excretes too much insulin when digesting carbs and sugars. The extra insulin not used to digest the carbs/sugars is turned into FAT! For NRG your body pulls from (in order) Carbs/Sugars, Protein, THEN fat. In other words, when you "diet" you will actually loose muscle before fat. If you cut out the carbs, eat lots of lean meat and ve... Tue, 20 Nov 2007 19:27:36 EST Favorite Outdoor Activity|Locale on a Gorgeous day <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>260</em> <em>108</em> <em>135</em> <em>237</em> <em>278</em> <em>300</em> <em>57</em> <BR> <BR> Today we have such fabulous weather here that just calls for some outdoor activity. Think I will ride my bike to the Upper Tampa Bay Trail for a ride. My favorite activity of all is to go to the beach and walk, etc. but this is much closer for me. <BR> <BR> I also love the Pinellas trail and sometimes go to pick it up at Drew St and McMullen Booth. <BR> ... Sun, 4 Nov 2007 12:35:38 EST Low Carb group meeting for Lunch 9/29 in Tampa There are a group of us meeting for Lunch at a Brazilian place at 1pm. If anyone would like to join us send me a message for location. Sat, 22 Sep 2007 20:44:01 EST Inexpensive activities in Hillsborough County Hi, a friend of mine recently became a big sister thru the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. She is sponsoring a teenager and is at a loss for how to spend time with her. Living in Pinellas, I don't know of many places she can go in Hillsborough that won't cost an arm and a leg. Any ideas? Also any ideas for indoor activities as it is too hot right now to go outside. Thanks! Mon, 3 Sep 2007 08:16:06 EST My best friend is getting married... HELP! And I am her go to girl, her Maid of Honor. <BR> <BR> So I have been given the task of calling around and setting up tours of wedding locations. I need some help!! She lives in Bradenton, but has friends all over the bay area, so we were thinking of finding a centralized location, like the Brandon or Riverview area. So if you know of any places that are INDOORS (the wedding is next June), and maybe allow for ample set-up and take-down time, and where you can bring your own food, and that ... Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:53:27 EST Hi. Im Tommie from Riverview. Hi everyone. Im 34. My name is Tommie. Im new. <BR> have over 100 pounds to lose and I could use all the support I can get. I dont know very many people here,so any new friends would be great. Thanks in advance-Tommie <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:27:01 EST 8/15/07 Figured I would post here as I am thrilled.. Down 10.5 pounds this week for a TOTAL of 12.5!!!! This is major, because since having my daughter a year and a half ago, I have not seen my scale move down at all! Thanks to all the people who have messaged me with support! <em>252</em> Wed, 15 Aug 2007 17:45:04 EST 8/2/07 Wow I am up to 250 lbs as of today. I guess it really was a great time for me to start back on the spark plan again. Thu, 2 Aug 2007 14:02:17 EST August Hello everyone! How are you doing? <BR> <BR> I figured now would be a good of time as any to get everyone to check in and see what was going on. <BR> <BR> How are you doing with your diet and life change? <BR> <BR> Hope that everyone is doing well out there. <BR> <BR> Stacy Thu, 2 Aug 2007 13:58:30 EST Any exercisers in St. Pete/Treasure Island? I joined sparkpeople about 2 weeks ago. Is there anyone out there in St. Pete/Treasure Island area interested in working out together. I am a member at the Lifestyles gym in Tyrone and it would be great to find someone to work out with. I work in the evening so daytime works for me. Maybe when it cools down some of us can get together to walk on the Pinellas trail or the beaches. <BR> I look forward to hearing from you! Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:06:17 EST Hello! My name is Marie and I live here in the Tampa Bay area. I am here looking to tone up and get some motivation and inspiration. I am new to this sparkpeople though. I am a mother of a beautiful 5 year old and I never worked out after the baby to get the muscle back. It's not bad, but it could be a lot nicer if I toned it! <em>211</em> Mon, 9 Jul 2007 08:43:26 EST Hey All! Hi everyone, I'm new to SP and wanted to say hello! I've looked through many peoples pages and am excited to have the same success as you all! <em>58</em> Sat, 7 Jul 2007 00:31:30 EST Stuck I am not sure what the problem is. I have been really watching what I eat. Most of the time I meet my daily requirements for nutrition, although I can fall short, but I feel like I am eating an awful lot. <BR> <BR> Today I tried something new, spread a bunch of healthy eating over the course of the day. We will see if this helps. <BR> <BR> I have just been stuck at this weight for over a week and I am really frustrated given the amount of sweat and energy I am putting forth. I get my ca... Tue, 3 Jul 2007 19:24:27 EST Hi Everyone! I am new to SP this week, and wanted to say hello! I am from Port Richey, and looking forward to dropping some excess baggage! Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:52:23 EST Any Early AM Runners in Wellswood/Sem. Heights? I'm back on a running program after time off to heal a foot injury... 2 miles every M,T,Th,F around Wellswood or Seminole Heights. <BR> <BR> On the off chance that anyone on here would like to run together, drop me a line. I have some nice 2 mile local routes mapped out, and I run about a 8:40-9:00 minute mile, but don't mind stopping to walk if need be. <BR> <BR> Matt Fri, 22 Jun 2007 07:05:57 EST New here from Palm Harbor, FL Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am Sharon and I live in Palm Harbor, FL (north of Clearwater). I was born and raised in Tampa, FL and I have never lived outside the state. I am ready to move. I am married to the man of my dreams and we hae a VERY active son name Michael who is 4 years old. Michael was born with three heart defects and had open-heart surgery at 5 weeks. He is fine today. My husband's name is Howie (he is from NJ) and we have a cat named Hopps and hopefully soon we will add a dog... Sat, 9 Jun 2007 08:08:32 EST Just Wanted to Say Hi... and introduce myself. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Jenn and I live in Tampa. I've been here for almost 7 years now (wow!) after living in Massachusetts for 25 years. I've been married for almost five years and I have a 3 and a half y.o. DS. I have had weight issues all of my life that have ranged to not eating and being WAY too thin, to what I have done to myself today... <BR> <BR> I decided to stop the cycle and I dropped 10 pounds pretty quickly. Then in the beginning of this year... Fri, 8 Jun 2007 08:06:42 EST Anyone know of good nature trails? I'm new to Tampa Bay and looking for a nature trail in the area for biking, hiking. I've been running just in my neighborhood and would like to add hiking and biking to the list of activities. If you know of a good nature trail, please do share... Thu, 31 May 2007 08:58:37 EST Greetings from Tampa Hi...thanks for inviting me to be part of this group. I live near Citrus Park Mall(Westfield) and I'm new to this kind of forum. You can visit my page and leave messages. Thanks again...Fibromara Tue, 22 May 2007 12:55:34 EST HEAT!! How are any of you exercising in this heat today??? I just washed my dog and took her out near the pool to dry her off and brush her. I glanced at the thermometer that's hanging outside, and it said 100 degrees!! Maybe tonight will cool off and I'll go walking. No rain, high heat, breezy... hope it doesn't make the fires worse! <em>67</em> Sat, 19 May 2007 15:41:35 EST Apollo Beach Newbie... <em>129</em> Hello all Im Becky. Im a 25 year old SAHM to a beautiful little girl who will be 4 in Sept. I am looking to better myself as far as my weight goes and my health. I have no health problems(knock on wood) but I would also like to keep it that way. I need some motivation most of the time. I have gained 6lbs in the past month.YUCK!! So any advice will be greatly appreciated and any motivation. Thanks so much look forward to talking to you soon. <BR> Becky <BR> Tue, 15 May 2007 17:50:07 EST Florida Bound Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I was pleased to see a group like this one since me and the family are planning on moving to this area over the summer! Can't wait to join everyone in sunny Florida as soon as possible. Fri, 11 May 2007 23:21:19 EST May Fitness Challenge Hello and welcome aboard! <BR> <em>231</em> <em>235</em> <em>194</em> <BR> This is a fitness and water challenge. <BR> * FITNESS: Atleast 30 minutes of exercise atleast 3 times a week. Points are awarded as 2 points for each time you do 30 minutes, with a maximum of 6 points awarded each week. You can choose either strength training or cardio for your 30 minutes. But if you choose strength training, try to make it like circuit training, where your heart rate stays elevated. <BR> ... Tue, 1 May 2007 09:41:14 EST any room for me just wanted to say hi and hope theres room for me even though i'm from polk county Thu, 26 Apr 2007 14:10:43 EST Message Board Hey everyone. I hope no one minds me starting this thread. I couldn't help but notice that since Stacy has been absent that activity around here has kind of stopped and it's all kind of gotten funneled down to discussion about when to meet where to walk. So I thought I'd just start something up where we can all just chat or if you have anything important you need to tell everyone and it doesn't really fit into another category. <BR> <BR> I haven't posted on the team boards in a while, so ... Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:32:04 EST Wednesday Hello everyone. Well, the week is halfway over. I can't say I've done well on my first week of this! I did set my alarm to get up and go for a walk this AM only to shut it off and go back to sleep! Well, maybe tomorrow! LOL. I won't be able to make it to the picnic that weekend but I will keep looking for walks and other meetings to hopefully meet some of you! <BR> <BR> Here is to a better OP day! Wed, 28 Mar 2007 09:07:29 EST Monday 3/26 Good Morning Tampa Bay area. I signed on and tracked my food that I am taking for breakfast and lunch. WOW... those calories add up. I still have around 700 for dinner but I'll have to be careful while at work. I work at a restaurant so there are temptations around me all day! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! <em>253</em> Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:31:50 EST HAPPY St Patrick's DAY March 17th <em>110</em> Duplicating a post I made on another team I belong to, wishing you all a great day and I'm blessed to have found such a great group! <BR> <BR> Okay team before you enjoy a GREEN beer <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> You need to put in some workout time! <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> And if you can't fit a workout in then make sure to follow your food plan <em>140</em> <BR> <BR> And drink your water <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> If you do none of it, then remember it is one day and tomorro... Sat, 17 Mar 2007 12:32:40 EST I'm Back Okay, I have rededicated myself and wanted to say hi to everyone - missed ya. Also, did you guys know there is a new website for recipes pretty cool. See you around the boards. Tue, 6 Mar 2007 22:01:38 EST One apon a dinner I was inspired. At the dinner we had someone mentioned having a potluck. (let me know who you are and I will edit this to give you credit lol.) <BR> <BR> So that got me thinking <BR> <BR> If I take some chicken breasts, lean hamburger, and charcole to a park pavilion on a Sat in April will you show up with a healthy side dish and a lawn chair? <BR> <BR> If you didn't come o the last dinner you have to day yes it was so inspiring to go to dinner and spend time with people just like me on the same path as m... Sun, 25 Feb 2007 22:02:51 EST Victory for the Wife My husband just got on the scale. At 5'11'' he is up to 290 lbs. Now he has been fighting me for a while about dieting and really never wanted anything to do with this site. I thought he was going to fall off the scale. He told me that he needs to diet with me now. I think the fact that I keep announcing to him every time I lose another lb helped too. So he asked me to help him with his diet and I suggested setting him up a spark people account and he said YES. I was floored. Anyways I set hi... Sun, 25 Feb 2007 13:55:29 EST Fast Food Challange Today we went to McDonalds to have lunch. This fast food place is the reason my husband got fat in the first place. This man can eat their 3 times a day 7 days a week and has done so in the past. <BR> <BR> So as of today we ate their one last time. Starting next week which is tomorrow for me we are doing a challange to not eat fast food at all of 30 days then we will have a treat meal at a place and then do another 30 days. Who wants to join us. Post your progress here. <BR> <BR> Stacy Sat, 24 Feb 2007 16:45:52 EST Almonds and nuts Is anyone else out there obsessed with nuts? <BR> <BR> I always keep a 10 cup rubber maid thingy filled with almonds and another with walnuts. Anyone else eat lots of nuts Fri, 23 Feb 2007 16:24:20 EST March Goals and Challanges I am still kinda getting back into the swing of things so I figure that we will do a couple old challenges and some of the new things that I want to work on. <BR> <BR> You can work on some all or none of these if you wish to. <BR> <BR> 1. 10,000 steps per day <BR> 2. Minutes countdown for March (see below) <BR> 3. 1000 miles of cardio <BR> 4. 30,000 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> for the minutes you need to figure out how many minutes you want to commit to for the month and then times it by ... Thu, 22 Feb 2007 14:17:41 EST Group Dinner So far we are having a great group dinner turnout. <BR> <BR> Let me know by this Sat the the 10th. <BR> <BR> I will be choosing a date between the 18th and 24th. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any suggestions on where we should go? <BR> <BR> Stacy Wed, 7 Feb 2007 07:58:50 EST Work out buddy to hold me accountable HI all I am looking to find a work out buddy that wants to talk through out the day preferable my text message. Even though we may not work out together I would like to start a relationship with some one that wants to share all their weight loss goals and report through the day when they work out and also have someone to text when they need to be talked out of something really tempting. Let me know if you are interested via spark mail. Hoping to find someone soon. I need to lose around 80 - 9... Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:27:31 EST Valrico Area? Anyone in the Valrico area for a walking group? Sun, 21 Jan 2007 19:45:30 EST Long Run at the Ranch 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run event This was on today: <BR> <BR> The Inaugural running of the Long Run at the Ranch will benefit John Long M.S. and Wiregrass Ranch H.S. <BR> <BR> We'll have great giveaways at our post-race party, free t-shirt for each registered runner, trophies, food and beverages, and a flat, fast course. All proceeds from the event benefit the athletic departments of the two schools <BR> <BR> 01/13/2007 - 01/13/2007 <BR> 5K at 8:30; 1 Mile at 9:15 <BR> Price: $13 Adults until Jan. 5th; $18 Adult... Tue, 9 Jan 2007 10:54:06 EST Pinellas County Parks 100 mile club I just learned of this from another group which should be of interest to all of you who walk regularly. Pinellas Co has a program where once you log 100 miles walking in the parks you send in your log for a free T shirt to wear. Since I know several of you do regularly you may want to and I'm even downloading the form but it will take me a lot longer. <BR> <BR> Here's the link which is also on the parks main homepage. <BR><BR>ile-club.pdf <BR> <BR... Sat, 30 Dec 2006 11:48:26 EST 39-1/2 inches down - Merry Christmas and Thank You Okay had to share this with you all because I am just speechless. I've always kept a journal with my measurements and on 10/11/05 I got serious about exercising. Well I have stopped and started since then, falling back into old patterns than regaining motivation. Anyway it turns out as of this am 12/24/06 I'm down 39-1/2 inches. Some of you that know me know I had vaser which accounts for a few inches but no where near the sum total so I am just thrilled. Here is the post I put on the... Sun, 24 Dec 2006 09:47:50 EST Is Anyone Else Having Problems Receiving E-mails? I have not been receiving the e-mails with points and was wondering if anyone else was having problems. I have posted on a tech support board but they say it is my ISP. There are several other people who are having the same problem and I even changed my e-mail address from Road Runner to Yahoo so I know it is on SP's end. Anyway, very frustrating. Thanks for letting me vent. LOL Thu, 7 Dec 2006 20:14:47 EST Where is everyone from? Hi, <BR> Getting ready for Christmas and was thinking about where all the members are from. I am from St. Petersburg. It would be nice to get together sometime with members living close to each other. <BR> Have a great Christmas, Bev from St. Petersburg. <em>88</em> Sat, 2 Dec 2006 15:08:26 EST Ironman 70.3 Clearwater Did anyone else go down and volunteer or cheer on the athletes? What an amazing race day! We had such a blast and I think I lost my voice. Clearwater gets this race for at least the next 5 years!! These were world-class athletes and what they all did today by completing a 1.2 milie swim, 50 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run put my short 4 mile run to shame! I can't wait til I'm ready to do a half IronMan! Sat, 11 Nov 2006 23:09:31 EST Hi, live in St. Pete Just starting and looking forward to losing. My husband has also starting a new life style. <BR> Bev <em>88</em> Thu, 9 Nov 2006 05:12:29 EST Anyone doing the Reindeer Run in Dec? I wanted to do the Turkey Trot, but I was just told I have to work on Thanksgiving (Booooo!!). So instead I've registered for the Reindeer 5k on Dec 9. I'm hoping to run it, but that all depends on how well my knee and ankle holds up (still recovering from injuries). I may end up walking it if there are any other walkers who want to join me! <BR> <BR> Here's the link<BR>d=1370406 <BR> <BR> Cheers! Fri, 3 Nov 2006 16:56:12 EST New to the group Hi everyone. I'm a SAHM to two boys. Shawn is 4 yrs and Joshua is 4 months. I live in Valrico. Anyone else from Valrico, Brandon, Riverview, or Plant City?Can't wait to get to know everyone. Sun, 17 Sep 2006 07:37:52 EST 10,000 Step A Day Post the number of steps you take in a day here. If you don't have a pedometer and want one you can get one from Wal-Mart of $3.88 Wed, 30 Aug 2006 11:31:42 EST 1000 Miles I love looking back and feeling like a accomplished something and 1000 miles is alot of something lol Wed, 30 Aug 2006 11:30:53 EST Daily Challange 9/30 - 9/31 2006 9/30 - Stay within your calories <BR> 9/31 - Drink 64 oz of water <BR> <BR> We are going to start building and these will get harder as we get going. (This is like our starting out slacker week) Wed, 30 Aug 2006 11:27:07 EST Monthly Cardio Challange September for me I am going with 7/60/1800/1800 Wed, 30 Aug 2006 11:26:02 EST Vote on Walking Group! Please vote yes or no Would you feel safer if I created a private group that would be by invatation only to talk about the walking group? This way we could share phone numbers and locations and things and times with out worrying about anyone just showing up. <BR> <BR> I personally think it's a good idea. Wed, 16 Aug 2006 23:40:55 EST Healthy food ideas and encouraging words! One of the world’s leading experts on diet & nutrition is coming to the Tampa Bay Area on August 19 and 20. Brian Clement is the director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, one of the most highly respected medical spas in the world. He's supposed to be a great and interesting speaker who brings the truths in everyday language. He teaches a 100% Vegan Diet with at least 80% Raw... the Hippocrates Institute is on 40 beautiful acres in West Palm Beach, Florida. I'll post exactly where he'll b... Sun, 13 Aug 2006 22:55:42 EST Local Walking Group I started this forum so that we could sign up and talk about getting a walking group together and set up some scheduled dates. <BR> <BR> I am going to try and plan a calandear and then everyone can just show up as they want to what they want as we rotate around let me know when you sign up what days of the week are good for you and morning or night! Fri, 11 Aug 2006 08:53:07 EST Daily Challange I have wanted to do this for a while and I finally just got around to it. I am going to post a daily challange for anyone that wants to join in and then we will figure it out from there. If you have any ideas for challanges Sparkmail me! Thu, 10 Aug 2006 08:17:35 EST Iron Girl 10K Hi <BR> I'm looking for a partner to walk the 10K event at the Iron Girl in Clearwater on Saturday, September 30. It's an early morning event, but I don't remember the exact time off hand. <BR> <BR> I'm a distance walker -- not fast but steady -- usually finish a 10K in about 85-90 minutes. I usually walk with my husband, but Iron Girl is women only. <BR> <BR> If anyone's interested, please let me know & I'll post the details on the event. <BR> <BR> Elaine Wed, 9 Aug 2006 08:13:32 EST Walking and workout buddy Hi all I know I keep on disapearing but I am at a hard point in my life. Anyways I am back and for a long time I'm hoping this time. <BR> <BR> Anyways I am looking for someone to go walking with and work out with. I have 2 kids one 11 mths old and one almost 6 years. So if anyone is looking for the same let me know and message me! <BR> <BR> Or you can find me on yahoo as Silver_Flux Wed, 2 Aug 2006 21:54:42 EST Heart Walk? Anyone walking in the Heart Walk in November? I'm starting a team - this will be my 5th year walking as a heart disease survivor. I had a 95% blockage of the LAD (big artery running down the front of my heart) - no heart attack - great recovery so lucky can barely consider the alternatives. It's down Bayshore Boulevard and we have such a great time... LindaK Wed, 19 Jul 2006 05:00:21 EST Hillsboro/Pinellas county Group Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Hillsboro/Pinellas county Group" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> This is a group for all the people in Hillsborough, Pineallas for any other county near by. Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:42:58 EST