SparkPeople Peoria Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11953 This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Peoria, AZ area. Welcome! SparkPeople Peoria Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11953 just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x58879164 Hi everyone. Just joined. Hope I can do this!!! Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:19:32 EST Race against Rolls 5k - Thanksgiving day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x55254987 Sparkpeople meeting up <BR> <BR> Start your Thanksgiving Day off with a 5k <BR> <BR> If you live in the Valley of the sun/Phoenix area check out my blog and join us for our 3rd annual meetup "RACE AGAINST ROLLS" 5k walk/run <BR> <BR> For those in the Phoenix (valley) area come and join us in our 3rd annual <BR> <BR> Race against Rolls 5k <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Day: <BR> <BR> Registration 7:15-7:45am <BR> 5K Starts at 8 am <BR> <BR> Cost: FREE <BR> <BR> Healthy Snacks (Fruit ... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:07:02 EST Does anybody wanna be a walking buddy in the Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x53786203 Does anyone want to be a walking buddy in the Fall when it cools off on the trails over by Rio Vista Rec Center? I'ma gonna need one...... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:18:45 EST Organization Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x53786140 Hello Ladies, I have been using flylady to free up more time to cook, shop for healthy food and work out. I subscribed to flylady's e-mails for 5 years before she finally "stuck" and now I fly in some way every single day. Flying is good for self esteem, makes us more efficient, helps us drop our perfectionism and gives us a sense of accomplishment. <BR> <BR> FlyLady recommened Cozi. Cozi is a FREE version of Outlook experess for appointments, to do lists and shopping lists. You can set app... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:11:47 EST March 2013 Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x52341102 <em>137</em> <em>194</em> <em>137</em> <em>194</em> <em>137</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Happy March! <BR> <BR> <BR> We are starting a brand new month and again we are doing our Water Challenge. These challenges are meant to be a motivational tool to push you to reach your goals. They are not something to make you feel discouraged and not used to compare you to anyone else on our team. We are all unique and work at different levels – so our numbers need to fit our needs... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:29:25 EST March 2013 Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x52340865 <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Here we are starting another month and yes, we are doing another Fitness Minutes Challenge. These challenges are meant to be a motivational tool to push you to reach your goals. They are not something to make you feel discouraged and not to compare you to anyone else on our team. We are all unique and work at different levels – so our n... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:11:52 EST need to get healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x52330611 I am here cause I would like to meet people in my same position. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:25:24 EST FEBRUARY 2013 WATER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x51970570 <em>281</em> <em>294</em> <em>23</em> <em>326</em> <em>330</em> <em>322</em> <em>364</em> <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> Happy February! <BR> <BR> Sorry this is a couple of days late.....but let's start our new challenge. <BR> <BR> Do you know how important water is to your body? It helps you keep your body lubricated, it helps keep your skin supple, it helps just about every process in your body to work smoothly. The recommended daily intake of water is 8-10 glasses a day. ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:03:54 EST FEBRUARY 2013 FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x51970511 <em>23</em> <em>326</em> <em>342</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>281</em> <em>294</em> <em>350</em> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Here were are starting another month and yes, we are doing another Fitness Minutes Challenge. <BR> <BR> Set your goal for fitness minutes for the month of February and post it here. This will help to keep you accountable. If you reached your January goal easily, then jump your number up this month to make it a little bit m... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:00:40 EST JANUARY 2013 FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x51468687 <em>23</em> <em>313</em> <em>294</em> <em>326</em> <em>364</em> <em>217</em> <em>314</em> <em>260</em> <BR> <BR> Happy January! <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your goal for fitness this year and this month.....here is a great challenge to push you to do your very best. <BR> <BR> Set your goal for fitness minutes for the month of January and post it here. This will help to keep you accountable. Below is a template you can use to keep track of your minutes, copy and paste an... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 11:13:34 EST JANUARY 2013 WATER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x51468355 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Happy January! <BR> <BR> Here we are starting a brand new year....are you ready to make the most of it? Do you know how important water is to your body? It helps you keep your body lubricated, it helps keep your skin supple, it helps just about every process in your body to work smoothly. The recommended daily intake of water is 8-10 glasses a day. How ma... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:54:06 EST Sparkpeople meeting up - Thanksgiving Day 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x50781231 For those in the Phoenix (valley) area come and join us in our 2nd annual <BR> Race against Rolls 5k <BR> Thanksgiving Day at 7am <BR> Cost: FREE <BR> Healthy Snacks (Fruit and granola bars) will be provided or you can bring some to share <BR> Everyone who completes the 5k will be entered in a drawing <BR> Location: 14202 N 73rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85381 <BR> RSVP so we can know how many to count on. <BR> For more information please email me at aifasstdir@gmail.com or message me on SparkPeople ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:23:40 EST October Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x50199401 <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Happy October! <BR> <BR> With the weather cooling down, now is a great time to push ourselves more and be more active. Here we are again with another Fitness Minutes Challenge. How many minutes can you do this month? Come join our challenge and push yourself to reach your goal. Let's see how many minutes we can put in this month. Figure out your goal numb... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 22:42:55 EST October Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x50199348 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Did you know that water plays a major role in how your body functions? Do you drink enough to keep your body hydrated? Once again we are going to do our Water Challenge for the month of October. Can you drink at least 8 glasses a day? Join our challenge and push yourself to drink, drink, drink. <BR> <BR> To join this challenge.....figure out how many glas... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 22:40:02 EST Workout Partrner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x49781852 I would like to find a workout partner, who would like to bike, walk or whatever. I live close to 91st Ave & Olive. If anyone is interested, Please let me know? Also, since we all live in the same area couldn't we start a workout group to meet up and hike, ect? Just a thought. I know I could use the motivation! :) Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:18:21 EST September Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x49720765 <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> For September we are going to do another fitness minutes challenge. Let's see how many minutes we can put in this month. Figure out your goal number and post it here....come back and keep us posted on your progress. We should encourage and praise each other to reach our goals. <BR> <BR> To see your total minutes, go to the start page - left side - midway down you can cl... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:03:29 EST September Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x49720604 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Happy September! <BR> <BR> Can you believe that August is over already? Where did it go? How did everyone do on their August Water Challenge? <BR> <BR> Of course, we are doing another water challenge this month.....this one is so important. I am going to re-post the article from last months challenge from the European Hydration Institute on the important of drinking en... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 10:52:08 EST It's sooo hot outside! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x49294708 I love to get out and walk around my neighborhood but hate this oppressive summer heat!!! How is everyone else doing? Also, I need a gym to start going to because I like using the machines like the elliptical and recumbant bike. I only want to pay as you go because I don't have the huge outlay of cash that a lot of gyms require. Any hints as to which ones are good near north Peoria or North Glendale? Fri, 3 Aug 2012 18:40:32 EST AUGUST FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x49258103 <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> For August we are going to do another fitness minutes challenge. Let's see how many minutes we can put in this month. Figure out your goal number and post it here....come back and keep us posted on your progress. We should encourage and praise each other to reach our goals. <BR> <BR> To see your total minutes, go to the start page - left side - midway down you can click on the SparkS... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:44:55 EST AUGUST WATER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x49258076 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Peoria Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Here we go again with another Water Challenge. If you haven't done this before, you chose a number of glasses of water that you think will push you - post it here and each day (week) come back and update your numbers so everyone can see how you are doing. We should cheer each other on, motivate and praise each other in their progress. I hope everyone joins ... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:42:29 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x48997709 I'm new. Have a good feeling about this SPARK. I started in May and bombed out, and rejoined on July 10 and have lost 1 pound. It may not seem like a lot, but I have 12 to 15 pounds to lose. I have been in an upward spiral & don't want to see it continue upward-- which it's been doing over the past 2 years since I retired. I was at my goal in Weight Watcher's WHEN I retired. Now I am up 12 from there, and it scares me as I know where this ends up.... I would like my weight to be a main... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 18:54:16 EST Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x48684629 <em>492</em> <em>490</em> <BR> <BR> Hi~ <BR> Does anyone know of a great way to get more protein into our diets without the added fat? <BR> <BR> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. <BR> Malia Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:22:22 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x48656847 I am a 50 yr old divorced woman. I am tired of being alone. I signed up today for this and I am determined to get the weight off. God Bless everyone. By the way my name is Cindy and I live in Arizona. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:27:13 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x48653825 Hi my name is Lori and I'm a SAHM to 3 kids in the far NW valley. I'm looking to get motivated and get moving a lot more and hopefully regain some energy and improve my overall fitness level and eating habits. I've always put family first and neglected myself but enough is enough. I'm making changes to my diet and trying to fit in exercise when I can. My sister has lost a lot of weight thanks to spark people so I thought I would give it a try to reach my goals. Hoping to maybe meet a few p... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:15:35 EST June Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x48327296 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy June Everyone!!! It's going to be hot hot hot. <BR> <BR> Now is the best time to get your water intake up and hydrate your body. <BR> <BR> Water constitutes 50% to 70% of the human body. It contributes to temperature regulation (very important this time of year), helps remove waste products, lubricates the body and serves as a medium for chemical reactions. <BR> <BR> How many glasses can you drink... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:37:21 EST June Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x48327267 <em>237</em> <em>342</em> <em>326</em> <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> Summer is here and we have another great start to a new month....We are again doing our fitness minutes challenge. How many minutes can you do this month? <BR> <BR> Figure out how many minutes would challenge you for the entire month - POST it here to make yourself accountable to the team. Stop by often to post your progress, it can be daily, weekly, whatever works for you. Also, comment on other posts to encourage your team ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:35:12 EST Hello, New in Sparker in NW Peoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x48264762 Hi, my name is Amanda. <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark People but not at trying to be healthy and loosing weight. I have been a weight watchers member since 1998 (that's almost 14 years). I decided as of this month that I was tired of counting points and going to meetings and just the whole thing. I am classic yo-yo dieter and stress/emotional eater. <BR> <BR> This time is the last time and my focus is just to eat as healthy as I can most days of the week and get my runs in every other day... Mon, 28 May 2012 14:59:43 EST MAY FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x47892806 <em>237</em> <em>342</em> <em>326</em> <em>294</em> <em>315</em> <em>328</em> <em>295</em> <em>217</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy May! <BR> <BR> Yes it is a new month and yes we are here again for our monthly Fitness Minutes Challenge. If you haven't been pushing yourself already....now is the time to set a goal for yourself that will push you to your limits. <BR> <BR> To join this challenge, simply set a goal for yourself and post it here. Come back often to show your progress an... Thu, 3 May 2012 10:50:08 EST MAY WATER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x47892412 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Happy May! <BR> <BR> Once again we are here to join "another" Water Challenge. As the weather starts to warm up, the need for more water in our bodies greatly increases. It is so important to drink at least 8 - 10 glasses (8oz.) of water a day to hydrate our bodies and sometimes we need more if we are over exerting ourselves. <BR> <BR> Come back often to update your pr... Thu, 3 May 2012 10:26:17 EST APRIL FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x47387651 <em>342</em> <em>314</em> <em>294</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>231</em> <em>316</em> <em>326</em> <BR> <BR> It's April and we have another great start to a new month....We are again doing our fitness minutes challenge. How many minutes can you do this month? <BR> <BR> Figure out how many minutes would challenge you for the entire month - POST it here to make yourself accountable to the team. Stop by throughout the month to post your progress, it can be daily, weekly, whatever... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:06:51 EST APRIL WATER CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x47387463 <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Once again we are going to do our monthly water challenge. If you haven't done this with us before, it is quite easy to join. All you have to do is figure out what your goal is for the month, post it here and come back daily or weekly to update your numbers. Also, you should look at each others posts and comment (praise/motivate) on each members progress. We CAN do this!... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:57:47 EST Hi! I am new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x47329456 My goal is to be the most fit that I can be. I I need motivation to get back in shape since I had a setback last year and have not really had a constant exercise program since October. will be 63 next year and am in better shape medically than most of my peers and in some ways better than my children. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and allowing you to inspire me. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:02:10 EST MARCH FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x46849356 <em>294</em> <em>23</em> <em>231</em> <em>295</em> <em>316</em> <em>237</em> <em>57</em> <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> Happy March Everyone! <BR> <BR> Once again we are doing our Fitness Minutes Challenge. I challenge you to get at least 10 minutes of fitness in everyday (310) + I want you to set a total goal that you will strive for throughout the month. Post your goal here, then update your progress daily or weekly to let us see your progress. This is great motivation to help you to sta... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 13:24:13 EST MARCH WATER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x46849308 <em>274</em> <em>137</em> <em>274</em> <em>137</em> <em>274</em> <em>137</em> <em>274</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is March....a brand new month....a brand new start. Once again we are going to do the Water Challenge. I challenge you to get a minimum of 8 glasses of water in a day. On top of that, I would like you to set a goal for yourself, post it here, and update daily or weekly to let us see your progress. We are here for each other. Remember to check everyone's posts an... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 13:21:22 EST looking for an early morning walking partner. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x46591298 Live in Peoria, AZ. Need help with walking, so need a walking partner. Let me know if there is a group already walking or if any one is interested in starting a group. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:45:51 EST A great blog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x46489270 Here is a link to a great blog on self-esteem. <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journa<BR>l_ <BR> individual.asp?blog_id=4729236 <BR> <BR> Steve Wed, 8 Feb 2012 17:37:24 EST Hi, there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x46434389 Hey, everybody. I'm just starting out today. A friend of mine recommended Spark People a while back and I got too curious to put it off any longer! Plus, I figure I should make my weight loss endeavor official. I've been making healthier choices for the last few months, and I'm fitting into my clothes much better, but I haven't been counting calories or keeping track of my weight. I did start keeping a food journal a little over three weeks ago and it HAS made a difference. Looking forw... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 17:13:13 EST FEBRUARY FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x46367042 <em>294</em> <em>331</em> <em>295</em> <em>323</em> <em>326</em> <em>237</em> <em>309</em> <em>330</em> <BR> <BR> Happy February!!! <BR> <BR> It's time once again to set our goals for the month for Fitness Minutes! Post your goal here and keep track daily or weekly (just remember to post your progress). We love to see how you are doing so we can encourage you when needed and praise you when you are doing great. We are here for each other...we are an awesome team! <BR> <BR> Below i... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:43:18 EST FEBRUARY WATER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x46367000 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Hi Peoria Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Once again we are going to do our Monthly Water Challenge. <BR> <BR> Make your goal...and post it here. Come back daily or weekly (just remember to come back and post your progress) so we can encourage and praise you on your journey. Remember this month has a "leap" day in it, so we get one extra day this month....whohoo! Let's make the m... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:40:25 EST December Fitness Minutes Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x45320762 <em>231</em> <em>330</em> <em>295</em> <em>294</em> <em>300</em> <em>342</em> <em>217</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> Here we are - starting a brand new month - with brand new goals. And....another Fitness Minutes Challenge. Post your fitness minutes goal here and keep track....this is a great way to be accountable for your goals. We are here to motivate and encourage each other. <BR> <BR> Below is a template that you can copy and paste to use to keep track of your numbers. Come back ... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:25:08 EST December Water Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x45320717 <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here we go - another Water Challenge. I keep doing these water challenges because water is so important to our health. <BR> <BR> We need at least 8-10 glasses of water per day for our bodies to get the most bang for the buck! Water helps you lose weight, helps keep headaches at bay, makes you look younger with healthier skin, less cramps and so much more. <BR> <B... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:21:43 EST Undy 5000......5k and 1 mile run/walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x44991764 www.undy5000.org <BR> <BR> The Undy 5000 is a 5K and 1 Mile fun run/walk raising funds and awareness for the Colon Cancer Alliance. <BR> Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in America......among men AND women, and yet its one of the least talked about. My friend is a 32 year old woman and a 3 year survivor of stage 3..... Its not just an older mens issue! <BR> Even if you dont run/walk the event please come down and educate yourself, there will be activities and informa... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 01:21:06 EST 5k Thanksgiving Day Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x44978986 ~This event is being put on by one of our fellow team members. This sounds like a great way to meet some of our team members and get in some exercise before our "Big Meal".~ <BR> <BR> FREE-FREE-FREE-FREE-FREE-FREE-FREE-FREE- <BR> 5K Thanksgiving walk <BR> Starting @ the Southwest Indian Ministries Center 14202 N 73rd Ave <BR> Registration 7-7:50 <BR> Walk begins at 8 <BR> Each participant who completes the walk will be entered in a drawing for several door prizes including the new “SparkPeop... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 09:44:41 EST November Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x44866838 <em>306</em> <em>345</em> <em>224</em> <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Move It! Move It! Move It! <BR> <BR> Here is another fitness minutes challenge that I hope all of our team will join. We need to keep our bodies moving. It helps us lose weight but most of all it makes us feel better. <BR> <BR> Post your goal here and come back and keep track of your progress. Also, encourage the other's in meeting their goals too. We are here for each... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:05:47 EST November Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x44866692 <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here we are again....the start of a brand new month. <BR> <BR> Let's make a goal that will challenge and push ourselves to do better. How many glasses of water can you drink this month? Water is so important to make our bodies function at the ultimate capacity. <BR> <BR> Post your goal and your progress here....if you do this - it helps the other members of our t... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 11:57:51 EST October Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x44351817 <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Even though the weather is changing, we still need to make sure we have enough water intake each day. Water is essential in letting your body work to its maximum potential! How many glasses can you drink this month? We should all shoot for 8 - 10 glasses a day!!! <BR> <BR> Come back daily, weekly or whatever you are comfortable with and let us know how you are doi... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:56:54 EST October Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x44351685 <em>294</em> <em>237</em> <em>85</em> <em>217</em> <em>325</em> <em>326</em> <em>231</em> <BR> <BR> Fall is here and we have another great start to a new month....We are again doing our fitness minutes challenge. How many minutes can you do this month? <BR> <BR> Figure out how many minutes would challenge you for the entire month - POST it here to make yourself accountable to the team. Stop by throughout the month to post your progress, it can be daily, weekly, whatever works for yo... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:48:20 EST October 5 A Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x44351652 <em>69</em> <em>45</em> <em>291</em> <em>265</em> <em>485</em> <em>289</em> <em>258</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> This month I am going to start a new challenge....I think that most of us have a hard time getting our 5 fruits/veggie servings in each day. So we are going to challenge one another to reach that goal. Post that you are in.....and come back each day to let us know how you did. You can also use this posting to share what you are doing to reach this goal. <BR> <BR> Here is ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:46:20 EST 3TV Phoenix 10K-5k 2011 - 36th Annual http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x44204416 Just wondering if anyone else is doing the 3TV Phoenix 10K-5k 2011 - 36th Annual? <BR> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:27:07 EST New Team Picture Contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x43991832 New Team Picture Contest <BR> <BR> If you would like to submit a picture for us to use as our team logo....add a link to that picture here and at the end of the month I will create a contest for our Peoria Sparkers to vote for the one they like best. We will use that picture as our new logo. <BR> <BR> Good luck! <BR> <BR> Malia Fri, 9 Sep 2011 10:34:34 EST September Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x43849135 <em>23</em> <em>237</em> <em>294</em> <em>186</em> <em>278</em> <em>323</em> <em>231</em> <em>295</em> <BR> <BR> Here is yet another challenge for September - I have done this one on other teams and have found it is a great motivator to keep me moving. Hopefully it will be helpful to you as well. <BR> <BR> Figure out how many minutes would challenge you for the entire month - POST it here to make yourself accountable to the team. Stop by throughout the month to post your progress, ... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:02:22 EST September Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x43849091 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here we go again - Another water challenge. <BR> <BR> We need at least 8-10 glasses of water per day for our bodies to get the most bang for the buck! Water helps you lose weight, helps keep headaches at bay, makes you look younger with healthier skin, less cramps and so much more. <BR> <BR> This monthly challenge for you is to figure out what your goal is for Se... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:59:46 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x43616554 Well I'm not new to SparkPeople but I am new to this team. I just moved back to Peoria today...actuallly I still have to unload the truck tomorrow. Looking forward to getting to know more sparks from peoria. Both my wife and I have been on Sparkpeople since Nov 13, 2010 but we've been working on getting health since June 2010. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 01:29:46 EST Awesome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x42796656 <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Has anyone read " The Book of Awesome" by Neil Pasricha? <BR> <BR> I am half way through it and I would recommend it to everyone - especially if you need a little pick me up. <BR> <BR> It tells of awesome things - such as: <BR> <BR> Popping bubble wrap <BR> The smell of rain on a hot sidewalk <BR> Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row <BR> Fixing electronics by sma... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 13:39:51 EST July Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x42764507 <em>237</em> <em>315</em> <em>23</em> <em>85</em> <em>342</em> <em>320</em> <em>294</em> <em>278</em> <BR> <BR> For July we are going to have a contest to see who can get in the most fitness minutes. Let's see how many minutes we can put in this month. To see your total minutes, go to the start page - left side - midway down you can click on the SparkSummary Calendar. This shows many things - your fitness minutes, how many sparkpoints you received for any given day, calories, and ap... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 12:58:52 EST July Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x42764361 <BR> <BR> Happy July Everyone!!! It's going to be hot hot hot. <BR> <BR> Now is the best time to get your water intake up and hydrate your body. <BR> <BR> Water constitutes 50% to 70% of the human body. It contributes to temperature regulation (very important this time of year), helps remove waste products, lubricates the body and serves as a medium for chemical reactions. <BR> <BR> How many glasses can you drink this month? Can you meet your goals for the month of July - of course you c... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 12:48:05 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x42460341 hello my name is Noel and I am new to this. I have had trouble my whole life with being over weight. I have started diets and never stuck with them long enough, so I could use some advice on how to I stick to it. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:12:03 EST June - Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x42309408 <em>23</em> <em>306</em> <em>315</em> <em>85</em> <em>237</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry this is a little late...better late than never!!! <BR> <BR> Let's Get Moving!!!! <BR> <BR> How many minutes can you do for your June Fitness Minutes Challenge???? The more we move - the better we feel!!! <BR> <BR> Make the most of this beautiful month!!! <BR> <BR> Malia Wed, 8 Jun 2011 10:58:37 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x42246836 need help with motivation, would love to lose, but can't keep it up. walk for a few days then don't help if you can!!!! Sun, 5 Jun 2011 11:15:30 EST tracking on spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x40960901 I am so new to this. How do I track when I use wii fit or just dance in the fitness tracker. I am at a loss on what to do. Sat, 2 Apr 2011 14:50:07 EST March Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18940x11953x40304505 Let's see how many of us can set our water goal for the month and reach it. <BR> <BR> Suggested water intake per day is 8-10 glasses....what can you do? <BR> <BR> Post your water goals here and record your intake. <BR> <BR> (you can copy and paste this to your reply if you would like) <BR> 3/1 <BR> 3/2 <BR> 3/3 <BR> 3/4 <BR> 3/5 <BR> 3/6 <BR> 3/7 <BR> 3/8 <BR> 3/9 <BR> 3/10 <BR> 3/11 <BR> 3/12 <BR> 3/13 <BR> 3/14 <BR> 3/15 <BR> 3/16 <BR> 3/17 <BR> 3/18 <BR> 3/19 <BR> 3/20 <BR> 3/21 <BR> 3/... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 09:59:57 EST Introduce or Re-introduce Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x40201741 Hi Everyone... <BR> <BR> I thought it would be nice if we all get acquainted....Please introduce or if the case may be, re-introduce yourself to the team. <BR> <BR> MaliaN! - I am a 42 year old, Stay At Home Mom of 5 kids ranging in age from 21 down to 2. According to Spark I need to lose 60 lbs, but I would like to lose 30. I am here, hoping to motivate and be motivated. Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:26:55 EST Do you have a leader? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x38921246 This team does not appear to have a leader. Feel free to come over to the West Valley Team. We have members from Avondale, Goodyear, Surprise, Glendale, Phoenix - we are not picky! We schedule occasional get togethers and plan to do the Zoo Walk in Feb. Come and join us! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 22:56:46 EST wanting to start a weight loss program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x38100645 Hi i am fran 57 year old female from phoenix. I started having a weight problem in my 50's i need structure and exersize and so does my hubby. <BR> <BR> want to check this out thanks Wed, 24 Nov 2010 05:31:55 EST Fairly New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x38068300 Hi, My name is Jessie, I have been a memmber of SparkPeople for a month or so now. I am a very busy homemaker. I have 2 school age children and am happily married. I am struggling to find a balance between food and exercise. I have the time and sometimes I have the motivation, but not always. I hope to get motivation from here. I don't want to be super thin, I just want to feel better about myself again. I want to look in a mirror and like what I see. I look forward to challenging mys... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:37:29 EST Vegans?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x36707472 Is anyone on this team vegan? I'm in the process of changing over and was wondering if anyone could help me find vegan friendly restaurants and such in peoria (or even glendale)...Let me know! Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:20:20 EST new, having trouble already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x36256177 Haha, I'm fairly new to the site & really want to succeed deep down, but I've tried various weight loss avenues before without much success. I lose 10 lbs and then get discouraged, or hit a plateau & lose motivation, etc...so I'm here looking for encouragement and a new outlook on the weight loss venue. One thing that's different this time as well, I'm financially not in a good place right now and we know how difficult it is to eat right on a budget. Any suggestions there? I'm just trying to ... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:31:40 EST My name is Elizabeth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x35608615 I am 28 years old and I live in Peoria, AZ with my fiance. He has two sons, one is 13 and the other is 2 1/2. We also have an 8 month old son together. I started gaining weight as soon as I turned 25 like my metabolism was on a timer or something. I started working out at that time but would try something for a few months here and there. I steadily gained weight and then I got pregnant which just topped it off with another 20 pounds to lose. I am ready now to start feeling good about my... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 14:35:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x35383337 Hello my name is Tamika I'm new to the team. I'm 29 i live around 67th ave and olive in Peoria. I have 4 lovely children. So far Ive been unsuccessful in my attempts to lose weight. I cant seem to stay motivated to continue. Its hard because my boyfriend is a pretty large guy and he loves to eat he as is a great cook. So I always find myself eating the wrong things. Hopefully I can stay motivated with you guys <em>249</em> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:54:35 EST trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x34540545 My name is Rick and seems like dietings been my lifes story, but really ready to keep it off and live a healthy life style, Wed, 2 Jun 2010 13:17:23 EST Hello been on for a few weeks but really on board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x33789433 Hi <BR> <BR> My name is Nikki and I am a stay at home mom of 4 kids. I have struggled with my weight for the last 12 years and I am determined now to win the battle. It is time to feel better and look like I want to. My main motivation right now is my little sister is getting married in October of this year and I really don't want to look like I do now in the wedding pictures. I am excited to do the Spark diet/life change and create a better life for my family and myself. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:01:53 EST Terramar (AZ) SAHM's area anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x33573315 Are there any SAHM's in the Terramar area (67th Ave & Happy Valley) that would like to get together for some walking? <em>311</em> Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:51:36 EST new to site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x32907383 hi - my name is dana. i live around 75th and cactus. i just found out about this website and am so excited to start. i am a single mother of a beautiful 4 month old. i work mostly nights, and have off friday and saturdays. if anyone is interested in getting together for a walk/hike, let me know Tue, 23 Mar 2010 13:36:15 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x32228321 I have been working out at Peoria Pure Fitness since the end of October 2009. With a combination of working with a trainer (Jackie, she is awesome!) two times a week, using the Spark Nutrition Tracker and watching what food I eat, I have lost 20 pounds so far and have another 10 to go (or lose the rest of my spare tire, whichever comes first). I feel in better shape than I have in years!! <BR> <BR> The profile picture of me is from just before I started my program at the end of October 2009 ... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 23:37:10 EST What of exercise are you doing during the past few http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x32168012 rainy days. I am walking on my treadmill. But I think <BR> my treadmill is going to break down soon. It gets really hot and sometimes will hesitate. Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:49:12 EST Hello, I am Blcms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x32061673 I have questions about food substitutes, can anyone help me?? <BR> 1st, brussel sprouts what is their nutritional value and is there a substitute, 2nd hummus what is its nutritional value and is there a substitute, and last need a substitute for lamb, won't eat it. this isn't much of an introduction, but I am 35 have 4 children 2 mine 2 step, going to school online, and run after school daycare from home. I am making significant changes in my life, and am setting goals again. My hope and goa... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:10:38 EST I am hooked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x31946428 My name is Gaby. I started Spark People back in November recommended by a friend. Now I must admit I didn't know what to do. So I left it alone for almost three months! I recently logged in back on Thursday 2/11/10 and I might add I have seen a huge improvement on me. I was going through an up and down weight battle for that time being. I regret not sticking with Spark People those three months. I have just seen I lost almost three pounds in the first four days of using this again. I do Weigh... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:30:21 EST Just joined the SparkTeam in Peoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x31854407 Hi..just joined the Peoria team after having been a member of SparkPeople for a few months. I love this site and the people are great! I've only lived in Peoria since October, but in the Valley since '94. I work from home in the health & wellness field, so I'm very interested in all the good information. My husband and I love to hike, so I was interested in learning that there are lots of trails up around Vistancia--will have to check them out. I'm looking forward to adding some points for ou... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:49:22 EST New Member Looking for a workout buddy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x31429561 Does anyone go to Pure Fitness and 79th ave and Bell Rd??? Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:25:33 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x31037281 Hi! My name is Maria and I am very excited to join sparkpeople.com. I am hoping to lose weight in a way that I can maintain. I also am in my twenties and am hoping to be able to start a healthy lifestyle that I can keep up with the rest of my life. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:49:45 EST Looking for a workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x30945941 Accountability creates motivation ; motivation creates results. Looking for somebody to help me be accountable. Lets loose some weight as a team. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:36:54 EST New to SP and feeling encouraged and overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x30596304 I love the the amazing amount of information and help available in SparkPeople, but after a few days I am feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it all. How to not burn out right away? Yet, I am willing to give this a try, and even more than a Try. I want to develop new habits and patterns for a better life. I'll be 58 this year and need to re adjust the sails of my life for a better, healthier and more fruitful future. <BR> Tue, 29 Dec 2009 23:21:58 EST Just had a baby...now I need to lose the weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x30072767 Hey everyone! My name is Kathryn and I am need to get in shape fast! I just had a baby 5 weeks ago and I need to get back in shape! I was forced into bed rest during the last 2 1/2 months of my pregnancy due to pregnancy induced hypertension. I was not allowed to do anything but lay on my left side and read books the whole time I was on bed rest. Needless to say, I am no longer in shape! I am going back to work as a veterinary technician next week and my job requires me to be in shape! ... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:37:51 EST Meet Ron Palmer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x29760340 Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have been a yo-yo dieter for years. About 10 years ago I was in training. I had lost over 100 lbs. When I was transferred to a new work place (with much more stress) I could no longer afford a trainer. I slowly gained back all that I lost. Now, I am on the rebound and ready to start afresh and make the premanent changes in my life that will bring happiness and satisfaction. I can't wait to be able to go hiking again! <BR> <BR> We'll see you... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 18:23:32 EST Hello, new to this site. Love to ask questions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x29658534 I am looking to follow a nutrition plan and can't figure out why I am allowed to eat so much! I'm clearly doing something wrong thought somebody could help me out. I have entered my weight, height, and goals and to loose 10 lbs by Jan 10th my meal plan says I can eat up to 60 g of fat / day....? <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:07:55 EST Looking for a workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x29495591 I am looking for a workout buddy or at least someone who will call or text to be like Gina did you workout today?lol I am pretty flexible. I have a membership at Ballys but love exercising outdoors or at home too. I live around 67th ave and olive. Please let me know if youre interested. thanks! Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:51:19 EST Hi! I'm new....Sort of.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x29124113 Hi Everyone! My name is Lauran and it's nice to meet you all! :) I'm new, sort of...I've actually been on SP - and this team - once before under another account (misslauran) but I had to start over after taking a break due to health issues. It's nice to see so many people from Peoria on this site! Good luck to everyone with their SP Goals! I know that you will all succeed! :) <em>231</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 16 Oct 2009 23:41:46 EST Whoa! There's a lot of us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x28119600 I have to admit, when I searched for a Peoria group, I thought I'd find maybe 50 or 100 people in the group and frankly I thought I was being optimistic. But look at this with over 1,300 people!!! That's awesome. <BR> <BR> Anyway, hi, my name's Christian and I'm a fat-a-holic. Well, until I relized I'd probably either die or have some kind of surgery before my 40th birthday. So I'm trying to do something about it. I'm 34 and just moved to Peoria from Paradise Valley which had previously bee... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 22:51:56 EST Hello! I just sta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x27733715 rted using this site. Looks good. Sun, 16 Aug 2009 08:18:16 EST New to Peoria. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x27334832 I just moved to Peoria from and Chandler. I would like to find activities close to the Desert Harbour area. Have a great day! Nicole Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:39:22 EST How do I get SparkPeople to create a menu for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x27113460 I was going to try to use the menu provided. I cannot tolerate lettuce and too many raw/fresh fruits and veggies? How do I redesign my menu to exclude those foods? Sun, 19 Jul 2009 23:51:35 EST seniors or retirees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x27095163 Hi to all, are there any SENIORS or retirees in this group? or is there a special team for us folks, I live in Peoria. Sun, 19 Jul 2009 03:03:08 EST It's about time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x26858129 I joined SP about 2 weeks ago, but finally getting around to really exploring it in depth. I have had success over the last six months at weight loss and have lost 50 lbs. but have, at the same time, been dealing with extreme foot pain (several fractures, that have healed but the pain remains). So I am unable to do much exercising but stretching and strength training without putting too much stress on my foot. Looking forward to a new motivation with sp and continued inspiration from those... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 13:07:14 EST Hello. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x26813965 It's time to start again. <BR> <BR> Three years ago, I was very successful with Sparkpeople and reached my goals before I got pregnant with my first child. Since then, my life has changed tremendously (I've moved across the country, had a baby, I am in the last year of my PhD, and we just bought a house!) . With everything going on, I let my own health slide. <BR> <BR> Now I have a 1 year old I am trying to keep up with, the stress of this dissertation and move to contend with, and a we... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 18:15:58 EST Hey y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x26050411 I am new to the site. My name is Melissa, and I live in Peoria around 91st/Peoria. I am looking for a weight loss buddy if anyone is interested. I am starting my "new lifestyle" (DIET is a 4 letter word) next Monday. (that way I can plan my meals and go grocery shopping. Wed, 3 Jun 2009 20:34:07 EST Hi, Im looking for workout friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x25954619 I am in Peoria and would like to find some peeps that would like to get together from time to time to keep each other motivated. Send me a message if you are interested! Sun, 31 May 2009 17:53:35 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x25903823 HI everyone my name is Samantha I am 19 I live in peoria (obviously lol) near lake pleasant well I am not sure what to say but I am looking for friends around my age that are as determined as I am to lose weight. I am on myspace to you can add me there if you want. <link>www.myspace.com/jahaitianbeauty </link> <em>30</em> Fri, 29 May 2009 11:24:37 EST May Meet-ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x25465628 Where and when is the team meeting to get active in a low cost or preferably free way? Tue, 12 May 2009 01:23:34 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x25396261 I'm not exactly new to Sparkpeople, but I am slowly moving from Torrance, CA to Peoria and I'm super glad to see that there's a SparkTeam there. Sat, 9 May 2009 00:31:41 EST Hi New to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x24909338 Hello, I am new to this site, I have a friend that raves about this place. Just signed up. I live in North Peoria, Sonoran Mountain Ranch. Just wanted to say HI Tue, 21 Apr 2009 18:19:53 EST Re-Motivate??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x24834024 Come on, guys! I know there are people out there who are JUST like me. <BR> <BR> I'm motivated but need re-motivation everyday. I WANT to exercise. I WANT to eat well. I WANT to lose weight. I WANT to eat healthier (kind of - my main concern is calories).... <BR> <BR> What I REALLY want is to work out everyday in some fun and non-monotonous way, with someone who is just as excited as I am to get the hell out of the house and do something physical. <BR> <BR> I do daycare so I have to do ... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 01:34:21 EST New to this site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x24689999 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark, but have been in the Peoria area for about a year now. I am originally from Cali, and have been in Arizona for about four years now. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:48:14 EST Hiking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x24689925 Does anyone know of a gook hiking trail in Peoria? I have been going to Thunderbird Park for two years now, but would like to find something closer. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:45:55 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x24608335 Well I stumbled across this site and decided to join. <BR> I have been working on weight loss since my son was born in late 2007. I'm down 75 pounds and want to lose about another 40. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:46:16 EST Bikram yoga or "hot" yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x24524696 Does anyone know of a place in Glendale or Peoria which has this type of yoga? I was having the hardest time googling it and cannot find anywhere on the west side closer than Avondale. Tue, 7 Apr 2009 17:45:04 EST New and a little frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x24524570 I have been on a plataeau. It has been 4 long months of working out and eating right with no results. I have finally broken that plataeu with slow progress. I am excited about joining this group and hope to gain motivation and support. My only frustration is that I am having a difficult time finding my friend's sparkpage. I was wondering if there is any information on here to help me. Tue, 7 Apr 2009 17:40:09 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x23942467 Hi! My name is Betsie and I live in Peoria AZ. I know there is a Peoria IL, but I hope I am in the right spot, if not that is OK! :-) This is my second attempt at Sparkpeople. I am looking forward to getting to know some others in my community. I am 33 and have three beautiful children that i have been at home with for nine years. I really have not given much concern to my extra baggage because I have always valued other things about myself, but my health is starting to suffer so I suppose it... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:48:05 EST Nice to see so many Peorians! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x23816372 Hello! I'm also in Peoria! I so rarely meet anyone else from Peoria online, so it's nice to meet you all! <em>213</em> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 14:07:12 EST Hi Team Peoria! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x23714925 Hello everyone : ) I'm a newbie to the team, but not the whole dieting routine. I've made a promise to myself to do the very best I can...and with all the tools and support the Sparkpeople seems to offer, I've got a good feeling this time. : ) I know I won't be "perfect" but I will make a strong effort to make my team proud!! : ) Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:36:28 EST Hi, again, Peoria, Az http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x22834102 I exercise as I wait for my computer to load my email. I have a bicycle pedal un der the table. <em>211</em> Thu, 12 Feb 2009 04:23:02 EST hello Peoria!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x22585615 new to this site and looking to get to know other members in my area. I'm 24, married w/ 2 little boys...I work full time and my husaband is stationed at Luke Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:04:54 EST A hidden gem nearby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x22563127 Hey folks, I don't know if anyone has mentioned this in the past, but recently I discovered the Glendale Adult Center. It's on Brown across from the Glendale Main Library. THEY HAVE A GYM! <BR> But that's not the best part. <BR> For non-residents it's $12 a year for Adult Center membership and an extra $6 PER QUARTER for gym use!!!! <BR> That's $36 a year for gym access. They're closed on Sundays, but hey, for that price, I'll sacrifice a little. <BR> Anyway, I hope someone here finds that us... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 21:16:30 EST I'm brand new to SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x22561711 Hi there! <BR> My name is Wendy. I've lived in Peoria for about 2 1/2 years with my husband, daughter, and step daughter. I've got 114lbs to lose. I also have Celiac disease (no gluten) and high blood pressure. <BR> I'm having a real hard time getting started. My gym exploits are really making me feel defeated because I'm much weaker than I thought I was. Tue, 3 Feb 2009 20:32:45 EST Team Comments or Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x21451637 I would like to start a suggestion and comments thread. Since we are just building the team I figure that several heads are better then one. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:21:55 EST Put "I" back into your vocabulary step 1 / week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x21435117 Congratulations on putting YOU first this is one of the hardest things I've ever had to lean in my life. I have always seemed to care more for others then myself. Often putting them 1st,After all You are what matters most. Ask yourself without you where would they be? Its about learning to love yourself and stop punishing yourself. To be the very best YOU YOU can be to YOU. <em>285</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 21:30:40 EST Bootcamp Progress Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x21434677 Congrats! on joing the NEW YOU BOOT CAMP <BR> <BR> Tells us how your doing daily or weekly if struggling or sailing along. <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 21:18:11 EST New You Boot camp OR Putting Yourself 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x21434555 Hi just a quick reminder to sign up for boot camp think of it as a Jump start. <BR> There are over 500 reasons to join $500 prize(drawn @ random )and weekly prize drawings. <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> Check out step one on the article Put "I" Into your Vocabulary step 1 ( This one is gong to harder then you ever imagine) so I thought we could talk about each step each week of both programs. <BR> I will put up Three different threads one for each topic listed above and one ... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 21:14:04 EST Peoria January Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x21331953 Happy New Year and Congratulations, Everyone on all of your hard work and commitment for a Healthier You in 2008! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>211</em> <em>4</em> <em>43</em> <em>213</em> <em>250</em> <em>247</em> <em>242</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Best Wishes on your Continued Successes for a Healthier You as you Eat Well, Exercise and Spark Your Way towards a Healthy, Happy and Wonderful 2009! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 21:34:39 EST **New & Old Members Introductions** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x21308108 Welcome to Team Sparks Peoria <BR> Please take a moment to Introduce yourselves <BR> This will allow us to determine who are active In Addition to welcoming New members. <BR> Since we are a smaller town we maybe able to work closely as a group. <BR> After your introduction just jump in <BR> <BR> Remsbabygrrl <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 06:21:31 EST **Peoria Sparks New & Old Members Introductions** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x21307918 Welcome to Team Sparks Peoria <BR> Please take a moment to Introduce yourselves <BR> This will allow us to determine who are active In Addition to welcoming New members. <BR> Since we are a smaller town we maybe able to work closely as a group. <BR> After your introduction just jump in <BR> <em>235</em> <em>294</em> <em>52</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 05:51:12 EST New Team Leader Peoria AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x21307813 Hi Peoria Sparks, <BR> I am your new team leader I reside in Peoria <BR> How many of you are in this area? What about a monthly meeting or gathering or even an exercise group our weather here is perfect for exercise. I look forward to getting to know all of you on the team. Does anyone have any suggestions? Also it looks like we need a photo/logo for our team so lets submit ideas and vote ? <BR> I would like to start an Intro thread to see who is still active and keep track of new members. <... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 05:29:24 EST Peoria December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x20589951 It's December already! A new month with Fresh Starts! <BR> <BR> It's time to start getting ready for the Holidays! And Plan for Success! <BR> <BR> We can plan now for how we are going to deal with all of the upcoming Holiday Festivities <em>233</em> <em>263</em> <em>181</em> <em>236</em> <em>140</em> <em>35</em> <em>140</em> <em>274</em> so that we don't find ourselves sabotaging all of those efforts that we have made up to now!! <BR> <BR> So if we plan in advance on how we will... Sun, 30 Nov 2008 21:27:41 EST Peoria November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x19832252 It's November! A new month with Fresh Starts! <BR> <BR> It's time to start getting ready for the Holidays! And Plan for Success! <BR> <BR> We can plan now for how we are going to deal with all of the upcoming Holiday Festivities <em>53</em> <em>147</em> <em>181</em> <em>236</em> <em>140</em> <em>35</em> <em>140</em> <em>274</em> so that we don't find ourselves sabotaging all of those efforts that we have made up to now!! <BR> <BR> So if we plan in advance on how we will handle a... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 06:06:16 EST Peoria October Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x19393365 Hi Everybody! <BR> <BR> Lets have a place to do a bit of chat for October for us Peoria Sparklers! This way we can stop by and do a short hello to each other! <BR> <BR> This will be a nice way to share our ideas, thoughts, encouragement and keep in touch with each other!. <BR> <BR> Hope you like the idea..... <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> Jan <em>126</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 13:34:53 EST yummy local produce- support our AZ farmers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x19316051 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I wanted to pass on some really useful info regarding fresh produce from local Arizona farmers. <BR> <BR> http://www.chef-to-chef.com/ <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>147</em> <em>210</em> <BR> <BR> I started getting the weekly produce bag from Chef to Chef a few months ago and have really fallen for the idea. I felt so passionate about it that I have decided to help spread the word about Chef to Chef . It is such a great cause! I love that buying from them helps re... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 01:37:07 EST New and looking for walking buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x19106538 Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Shandy and I just moved here from Nashville and have recently had two children! I am in desperate need of losing the baby weight and would love some company on a daily walk! I have two very small babies and my husband works about 70 hours a week so I would need to bring them along! If anyone is interested then reply! <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:59:04 EST new here ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x18578350 can i join? i'm in northwest peoria and looking for support. i am heavier than i've ever been - pregnant or not pregnant - and need help ... please? <BR> <BR> looking forward to getting to know all of you!! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 00:18:19 EST I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x18086071 Hi I am new to Peoria, I was borned and raised in Arizona mostly the west part like Buckeye, Avondale, I just moved back to Arizona to Peoria after being in New York for 7 months and Ohio for 4 months, it is great being back home. <BR> Anyways I need to lose around 100 pounds and find getting motivated lately has been hard, but I am not going to give up, I am 47 and would like to be most of the way at my goal by the time I am 48, anyways its nice to meet all of you. Sat, 30 Aug 2008 14:27:43 EST Hello there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x18060778 Sorry! I didn't realize I reply to the last person instead of add a thread! I'll get the hang of this! Fri, 29 Aug 2008 10:36:32 EST Rio Vista Rec Center http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x16299096 Does anyone belong??? Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:16:04 EST HELLO IS ANYONE THERE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x15564083 I LIVE IN SURPRISE AND I THOUHT IT WOULD BE COOL TO JOIN A TEAM THAT HAS MEMBERS IN MY AREA BUT WHERE IS EVERYONE? <em>38</em> <em>39</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2008 22:33:02 EST Morning Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x13426195 I am not a morning person, but when I get up and exercise before I let anything else stop me I feel so much better! The trick for me is to get up, have my workout clothes and shoes right next to the bed and put them on right away. It works everytime because once I put those clothes on I feel obligated to exercise. Try it! Let me know if it works for you. <em>185</em> Wed, 26 Mar 2008 14:12:47 EST Looking for Local Work Out Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x13162057 Hi, I live in Peoria AZ and am looking for someone to go work out with. We can go to whatever gym or workout place you like. The thing is that I don't have a car and don't drive so I can't get to any work out place on my own. I would like to find someone who will drive me to and from our workouts. I think it could be potentially fun because I've always heard that exercise with a friend is always better than alone. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Lilith Sun, 16 Mar 2008 14:44:30 EST New, anyone post here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x10789440 Hi, I live in N Peoria! I am new (today) to sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Any walkers in my area? Fri, 28 Dec 2007 15:38:23 EST Hello there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11953x7833153 Hi I am Debbie I just found this site and I am very excited about it. I have lived in the beautiful valley of the sun for 39 years (all my life) but only 4 here in the North West side. Sun, 22 Jul 2007 12:16:52 EST New to the site & team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11953x7140030 Hi! My name is D'. I've lived here in Peoria since my husband and I moved to AZ in August '02. Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:06:44 EST