SparkPeople South Shore Team Messageboard A SparkTeam for people on the South Shore! SparkPeople South Shore Team Messageboard Massachusetts Spark Rally Hello all.... <BR> <BR> We are putting together a Fall Sparkrally for Mass Sparkteams. The plans so far go as follows: <BR> October 16th, 2010 <BR> Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village ( 1 Old Sturbridge Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566) <BR> Meet and Greet 11am <BR> Lunch 12 Noon (everyone pays their own meal) <BR> Walk/tour of Village for anyone that is interested <BR> <BR> Here is some information from the Tavern's website for those who are interested: <BR> <BR> Sitting just ... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:09:57 EST Hi Everyone Hi there... I recently moved to MA and now to Abington on the South Shore. I am looking for hiking trails and yoga buddies. Also, I used to be over 300 lbs and have lost 100+ over the past 5 years (slow and steady). I have set a new 90 day renewal goal to jumpstart my progress and continue down the scale. I am pretty motivated to meet new people in the area both online and live. Can anyone recommend places to workout, places to get active outdoors, and some fun things to do on the South ... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 23:49:46 EST What's your favorite hurricane food? I heard someone on TV saying that people stock up on milk, eggs, and bread when there's going to be a storm; are they making French Toast?? <BR> <BR> In the past I have stocked up on less than healthy food (typically I'm shoveling snow so I think I will burn up the calories). This time I've got fruit, low fat ice cream sandwiches, and tuna and hard boiled eggs. Not as much fun, but hopefully next week's weigh in will be worth it! <BR> <BR> Everyone stay safe!! <BR> <BR> Martha <em>27</em... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:10:55 EST Hi there! I go by Sarah! I'm new here... kind of. I've been here before, but I had to come back! How is everyone doing today? :) Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:45:40 EST Hello I just joined Spark recently, some friends from college had success so I thought I would give it a try. I'm living back at home after being away at UML for college and now teaching k-5 music and working part time at the YMCA in Hanover. Looking forward to sharing my journey Sun, 22 Aug 2010 17:43:57 EST South Shore Sparkpeople This team is way too quiet! Where is everyone from and are you doing any special fitness activities this summer? Wed, 21 Jul 2010 23:21:58 EST Hi Everyone My name is Tabatha and I have just restarted the Spark program after a 3 year hiatus. I can happily say I lost 5 lbs this week....still have a way to go though. I have been dealing with major back problems and arthritis and really want to lose this extra weight to be healthier and in less pain. Fri, 7 May 2010 14:44:11 EST Greetings Hello, South Shore folks. I'm new here and am slowly figuring out the site. Looking forward to journeying together. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:59:52 EST Anyone interested on having a buddy? if yes Read. Hey hello there. <BR> How are you doing today? <BR> <BR> So here I am struggling to find motivation and loosing some weight therefore being from south shore MA, I thought about Spark. Where else than spark I could find someone with the same goal than mine. <BR> <BR> Yes, I would love to have someone to get back in shape with before I ruin my summer! <BR> <BR> Loosing some weight while having fun in the process.. Hmm wouldn't it be great? <BR> <BR> Calling each other daily. I just took Vo... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:21:05 EST TRYING REAL HARD BEEN SICK FOR 2 YEARS. THIS IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT. I'VE BEEN ON MY BUTT FOR 2 YEARS. IT STARTED WITH BREAST CANCER, THEN A STROKE THEN A PACEMAKER. I USED TO BE A EXERCISE FANATIC. I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT. AND I WILL DO THE SAME FOR YOU. GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:36:06 EST Is anyone active on this forum? I'm interested in finding folks local to me to chat and share stories with - is anyone active here? Tue, 23 Mar 2010 12:56:44 EST Walking Challenge from 2-10-09 thru 4-19-2010 Hi, 4-19-2010 is Patriot's Day which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which were two of the earliest battles in the American Revolutionary War. Of course, another great feat for the day is the running of the Boston Marathon. Both of these are historical events and I've decided I want to add a third historical event to that day. <BR> <BR> From now until 4/19 is 69 days and I am setting a goal to walk 200 miles by then. I hope to accumulate more miles then that b... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 09:56:14 EST Hello Hi, <BR> I am Susan and even though I live in NC at the moment I will be moving back "home" to the SOuth Shore in July. Thought I would jump in to some of the MA teams and get to know people. I just joined Spark today and hope to lose 40 lbs by August. My entire family is in MA and 2 grown sons. Looking forward to making new friends. <BR> Best Wishes on your journey, <BR> Susan Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:57:37 EST Hello I am new to sparkpeople and find it a bit overwhelming at the moment. I am glad to see a south shore team, I live down in Plymouth. Well, just wanted to introduce myself as I hope to really use this website to glean some encouragement and accountability in my weight loss efforts. Sun, 4 Oct 2009 17:57:42 EST SEPTEMBER to 2010!!!!! hello September! <BR> <BR> A toast with <em>194</em> : may we all focus on kicking butt this month, so our minds and bodies can be be cleansed and ready for 2010!!! <BR> <BR> We have 4 months to prepare for this great numbered year, so today is day 2! Are you with me?? <BR> <BR> Cynthia Wed, 2 Sep 2009 14:10:24 EST Plymouth 5K on September 12th Hi all, there's a 5K in Plymouth on September 12th to support the Boys and Girls Club. This will be my 3rd 5K and my only hope is 1)that I finish and 2)that I improve my time from the last one. Is anyone else going to be there? Sun, 23 Aug 2009 09:24:50 EST ITS ALL ABOUT ME, THIS IS IT , NEW TO SPARK NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET THIS WILL NOT BE A DIET BUT A NEW WAY OF LIFE! Sat, 8 Aug 2009 09:03:30 EST 4K walk in Plymouth June 28 <link> </link> <BR> Who wants to Join me for a 4k walk in plymouth June 28?? It will be fun, visit my page link above and Join my team, I named it "sparklers" ;-) If you have trouble joining through this link then reigster at <link> </link> click "get started", click "june 28", registration is free, once you follow each prompt you will get to a "join a team" just click 'show all' and click "sparklers" Hope you will jo... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:50:10 EST Hey everyone! Hi all, I'm new to these forums. I'm from Brockton and I love to see all of these local towns here! I've used the nutrition and fitness trackers somewhat sporadically for a few months and am looking for a little support on my adventure to healthy habits. Thanks everyone! Sun, 3 May 2009 20:42:48 EST Hi everyone!!! Just joined the team and wanted to say Hi and great job to everyone for all the goals you all have accomplished !!! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 21:37:25 EST Weigh in for week of February 8, 2009 Happy Monday, how's everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> Drop us a line and let us know how you're doing with your weight loss. Let us know if you can use some extra support. That's what we're all here for, to support each other!!! <BR> <BR> I weigh in on Friday's won't have my weight info till the 13th but last week was a 'no-loss/no-gain' week. I'm hoping this week will be better!. <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Feb 2009 07:44:40 EST Hi from N. Dartmouth Just joined this team and thought I would say hello. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 20:43:24 EST February's Team Check In... Good Morning Everyone & Happy Groundhogs Day. Darn Groundhog Saw His Shadow, 6 More Weeks Of Winter! YUCK!! <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? Close to meeting the Valentine's Day Challenge Goal? <BR> <BR> Today was weigh in day for me, I'm down to 266 which is a 2 pound loss from last week! I'm at 7 lost altogether so I'm closing in on my Valentine's Day goal of 10 pounds! :0) <BR> <BR> I'm off to go grocery shopping, gotta restock my healthy food items. Have a wonderful, on plan day every... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 10:07:08 EST Where's The Team???? Where is everyone? This team is quite dead, not much posting going on. Give us an update. How is everyone doing with their goals for the Valentine's Day Challenge? <BR> <BR> Last week I lost 3 pounds, this week I was up 1 pound. I started exercising on Tuesday, it was the first day I had a REAL workout in probably over 6 months due to my disc and nerve issues. It felt good, I exercised again yesterday and today, I'm on a roll! <BR> <BR> How is everyone else? What have you been up to? <BR... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:39:07 EST Group Check In How is everyone doing? Staying on track with your eating? Getting in your water? Exercising? <BR> <BR> I've been doing really well with my eating and with getting in my water. I am working on figuring out an exercise plan that works around my medical issues. Including some physical therapy exercises, upper body strength training and the Walk Away The Pounds DVDs. I haven't started my exercise yet since I've been in severe pain the last few days but I am going to start sometime before the e... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:56:33 EST Weight Loss Or Gain For Week Of 01/12/09 My weigh ins are on Monday, this morning I was down 3 pounds from last Monday and that's with TOM here! :0) <BR> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 09:38:07 EST Snow!!! Grrrrrrrrr!!! So I wake up this morning, look outside my window and I shake my head... Do I look at it as Snow or do I look at it as an opportunity to do more Exercise? :) <BR> <BR> I am not thanking Mother Nature for the extra exercise but I will use it to my advantage. <BR> <BR> Have fun in the snow everyone... But I still want the Spring and the Summer so bad! <BR> <BR> Steve <BR> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 07:20:39 EST planet fitness.... Hello everyone... I never did introduce myself... I joined spark not too long ago.... just wondering if any sparklers go to planet fitness in Weymouth?? I go there and was wondering if anyone else here does, and would anyone want to get together as buddy system or group to work out there?? I usually stop at my cousins and we go there together. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:43:13 EST Weigt Loss or Gain for week of January 5, 2009 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I thought I'd start a new thread each week where we can post our losses/gains. This way we can help each other celebrate the losses or share supportive words when people have a bad week. <BR> <BR> This week was a great one for me. I dropped 3.6 lbs. Of course, I had gained 3.5 over the holidays so I really haven't lost but at least I have regrouped after a month long party. In the past it would take me 2-3 months to get back on track so I'm quite pleased that I regrou... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:48:42 EST Valentine's Day Challenge Valentine's Day is 5 weeks from tomorrow. Anyone interested in starting up a Valentine's Day Challenge? <BR> <BR> We could all aim for a common goal like 10 pounds which would be 2 pounds a week? If anyone is interested let me know, I think it could be fun and this team seems to be really slow at the moment so this might help things along for people to post here more. <BR> Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:20:43 EST Hi! I'm New Here! Hi all. I'm new here, not new to Sparkpeople I've used this site on and off for years now but I'm new to this Sparkteam. Someone from Massachusetts Sparklers suggested I check this team out. <BR> <BR> My name is Barbara, I'm 25 (26 on February 22) I live in Rockland Massachusetts at the moment. I was born and raised in Mass, I've lived here all my life though in several different towns. I'm a single mom to a beautiful 4 year old little boy who was diagnosed with a form of Autism this past fa... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:38:02 EST Holidays are Coming, What's Your Plan I plan on staying focused on exercise and eating well. My plan is to stick to exercising the same time each day and preparing my lunch and dinners the day before so I am not just doing it on the fly. <BR> <BR> :) Tue, 11 Nov 2008 22:33:31 EST Cold Weather Workouts Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> So now that the cooler weather is coming how will it effect your workouts? <BR> <BR> I like to walk, each day I do ~2 miles outdoors and then before dinner 20 had minutes on the elliptical. On the weekends I either go to Castle Island South Boston or Derby Street Hingham to walk. I want to continue my walks out doors and hope I can... BUT I HATE THE COLD... I could go to some local malls and maybe I will but usually like being out doors. How about the rest of you? ... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 08:40:15 EST Start a Gaol Hello, <BR> I see that some of you are trying to bring this page back to life. What if we created some goals? We could do things like eating fruits and veggies, drinking water, taking vitamin, tracking exercise minutes. All of the things that we need to do to get healthy! What do you say? Any one up for it? <BR> Sandra Thu, 2 Oct 2008 13:37:02 EST Good Walking Spots? Just checking to see if anyone has any good walking spots to recommend around the South Shore. I typically just walk around my neighborhood, but sometimes that gets boring. I've kind of got bored with Pond Meadow Park in Braintree as well. Wollaston Beach is great. <BR> <BR> Just seeing where other people walk and what they like about it. Or have any suggestions! Thanks! Thu, 2 Oct 2008 06:50:47 EST Hello??? Anyone still on this Team, I don't see many additions. If still here lets try and bring this back////HELLO Sat, 20 Sep 2008 23:09:47 EST Hello?? Hi everyone, just dropped and thought I give this group a try. This is my first group and today is the first I've done anything with my Spark page...I am from Quincy also, lets all pulled together and see what happens.... <em>30</em> Sat, 20 Sep 2008 17:56:35 EST Let's SPARK up this team!!!! Hi All, I've noticed that this team is pretty quiet. I think we need to spark it up and give it some life. <BR> <BR> I started with SP at the end of January with a plan to lose 1 lb a week. So far I've been pretty successful and have lost 23 lbs. I want to keep going and am hopeful that I will hit my goal sometime around the end of September/October. The bigger goal for me is to become a healthier person. <BR> <BR> What about you? What are your goals? How are you doing? Drop a messag... Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:53:26 EST HIKING Hi Everyone! <BR> Would love to get more active outside, does anyone know any good places to go hiking on the south shore?? Fri, 23 May 2008 12:37:03 EST How did your day go? Thought I would try and generate a spark on this team! With the gorgeous weather this week I'm hoping everybody is reenergized and reaching their goals! Stop by and let us know how you are doing! <BR> Enjoy the weekend! <BR> Terri Fri, 25 Apr 2008 21:40:12 EST WHERE'S EVERYONE FROM? Hi! <BR> I'm new, from Medfield, originally Quincy. <BR> HUGS, <BR> CAL Mon, 21 Apr 2008 06:55:40 EST Hi all! Hope everyone had a good week! That rain was something Saturday! Today was a good day for a brisk walk outside, I hope you all got to enjoy it! Wishing you all success in staying the course in the upcoming week. Peace, Terri Sun, 9 Mar 2008 20:12:34 EST Good Morning Everyone Got Snow? <BR> <BR> I finished shoveling this morning and made a workout out of it... Very heavy snow and did it very fast... faster than I normally do it. <BR> So now I can have some fun today and then tonight (my exercise night off) I just may try to get 20 minutes in on the elliptical. How about you all? Sat, 1 Mar 2008 10:16:06 EST Hello South Shore I am Steve and have been a member for a while but not an active member. I have already lost 134 pounds and gained back 26 but have got back on track to lose what I have gained and some. <BR> I have started to put in 60 minutes each evening of exercise. 20 minutes on the bike, 20 on elliptical and 20 on weights. I can't believe how good I feel after a week. I am getting dressed in the morning 7 minutes faster... I am smiling more and the funny thing is I hated to exercise and right now I can't... Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:40:52 EST A Journey of a thousand miles.... Hi, I'm Terri from Pembroke and I'm pretty excited to have found folks from the south shore to chat with! This is a new experience for me and I look forward to all it has to offer! I'm still trying to find my way around the site and haven't posted my spark page yet...that will have to be tomorrow's expedition. Right now, I'm on my way to the kitchen to whip up the featured recipe for the day-Easy Light Cassoulet! Have a great evening! Terri Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:05:36 EST from the island of cape cod Hello everyone. My name is Beth. I live on the cape. I just joined this forum because I need to lose weight and get healthy. I made a commitment to myself that I will not give up this time. On Feb 11th I began doing Tae Bo and I really love it. Billy Blanks is so motivating. I do love going outside and taking walks, but not in the winter. I want to lose 30-35lbs so I feel better about myself. I am tired of wearing baggy clothing and sucking my stomach to put on my only 2 pairs of pan... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 18:26:16 EST Hello from INDY Hello Everyone! I know it's misleading...I live in Indianapolis,IN but I'm from Middleboro,MA and feel MUCH more connected to my home state than this colts loving place. Glad I found this team. Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:37:38 EST Newbie on Cape Cod Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Desiree, 27, living in Bourne, MA. I didn't notice a group for cape codders, but south shore is close enough for me. I'm working on losing about 50 lbs to go from an all-time high of 193, to a much more healthy 130-140. Currently, I'm 5'6" and 186. I just completed the fastbreak stage, but I'm off to a bit of a rough start so I think I may stay there for another couple weeks to get myself fully on the right track before venturing on. I'm looking forward to working ... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 16:04:00 EST Hello From Norwood Today is my first day! My name is Nikki. Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:24:58 EST Hello from Hanson! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to SP and look forward to finding some like-minded friends to trade healthy ideas, tips, and recipes with. Weight loss can be a difficult journey, but with good company it can be a lot more fun! <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:45:27 EST Sunday 1/6 and it is already over 40 out So, what are you waiting for? A hand-painted gold invitation to get outside and walk? How about a challenge for today - everyone walk for at least 20 minutes~ <BR> <BR> I am going for an hour, which for me is 3 miles around the South Shore Hospital area. <em>185</em> <link><BR>s/local/02190?from=hp_promolocator&lsw<BR>e=02190&lwsa=Weather36HourSportsCommand </link> Sun, 6 Jan 2008 10:34:52 EST Another Weymouth gal! Hi, I'm Sally and I am in Weymouth. I have another 70 lbs to lose, I started WW last spring and am down about 20 sp far. I love to walk and hike and am often seen around town or at the local parks, when it is not icy or too many snow banks! Sun, 6 Jan 2008 10:14:59 EST Is there anyone out there starting Jan 2008? <em>15</em> <BR> I'm from Weymouth and I am just looking to see if anyone from the south shore is starting their diet this week too. Wed, 2 Jan 2008 00:48:13 EST Another one from Quincy Hi, <BR> <BR> I just joined sparkpeople tonight and I was exploring around and found this. I am Jen. I am 33 years old. I live in Quincy and work in Boston. Currently I follow Weight Watchers and am trying to get the last 15 lbs off and get to my goal weight. I have lost about 125 lbs in total. Sun, 23 Sep 2007 19:51:51 EST Hello from Weymouth Hi there! <BR> I'm in lovely South Weymouth... near the Derby Street Shoppes (which is a very good thing and a very baaaaaad thing). Why why why did they have to put a Cold Stone Creamery in there? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:54:20 EST hi south shore folks well summer is ending and fall is upon us.. what a great time in New England the heat is gone and what great weather for walks. biking and hiking. this kind of weather makes me want to exercise especially outdoors.. so come on south shore folks lets all go out and enjoy what new england has for us <em>250</em> Sun, 9 Sep 2007 17:35:23 EST Good Morning Okay I have been an SP member since July 7th,2007, So far I have lost 6 lbs. I am a lifetime member at weight watchers and lost a totoal of 52 lbs. Unfortunately 10 of those lbs. found me. I love this website. It keeps me more accountable. I live in Marshfield . I am also a 6 year breast cancer survivor(real good reason to keep the weight off). Fri, 3 Aug 2007 05:34:14 EST Welcome Boston Chick... Just wanted to say welcome and best wishes to you in your weight loss goals! Just remember the power of positive thinking!!! Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:14:43 EST Hi from Quincy Hi ladies, <BR> <BR> I just moved up to Quincy from Louisiana. I've been trying to lose weight for quite a while now and been pretty inconsistent using spark people. When I saw there was a South Shore team, I thought it just might give me motivation to start again and keep going this time. <BR> <BR> Heather Sun, 8 Jul 2007 22:37:58 EST Greetings from Plymouth How fun to find a South Shore sparkteam. I need to start journalling again! <BR> <BR> Lisa Sun, 20 May 2007 22:20:47 EST