SparkPeople Spark Salt Lake City- the Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Salt Lake Valley area and Utah in general. Welcome! SparkPeople Spark Salt Lake City- the Official Team Team Messageboard I'm more a looker than a responder I always hear that it is best to join chat groups about weight loss, but how do you find time to always be active in a chat group. I don't even pay much attention to Facebook and everyone always asks 'Did you see this or that today?' <BR> How do you talk about yourself to strangers, when you don't feel comfortable about talking about yourself to yourself? Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:57:30 EST Utah County Work Out Buddy Hi, my name is DeeAnn! I'm 23 and have 134 lbs to lose! I'm looking for someone in the Provo/Orem area or in the Sartoga/Eagle Mountain area. I Like to do a lot of hiking even though I'm extremely OUT OF SHAPE. I'm looking to hike Timp in August and that is my main fitness goal for the next few months. I'm looking into doing a few other things and am looking for someone else to work out with! Anyone out there? Sat, 14 May 2016 14:52:57 EST Farmer's Markets The weather is finally getting nice and my thoughts are starting to turn to our local Farmer's Markets that should be opening before too much longer. <BR> I love going to these markets because it not only gets me out for a nice stroll in the sunshine but you can find the freshest fruits and veggies along with other delicious locally made yummy stuff. <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> I usually go to the Downtown Farmer's Market because the UTA trax line runs maybe a block away and is very convenient... Tue, 10 May 2016 13:34:14 EST hi I hope to slim down Hi my name is mindie I am a mother of four two are adults now and two are younger they are in elementary school I need to lose weight and get healthy for me and them Sun, 8 Feb 2015 00:25:52 EST IT Works I have a really sweet Lady in my neighborhood that is trying to get me to try her IT Works products. She is sure it will work for me. I have done tons and tons of research about it and come up with tons of good and negative reviews. Plus I really want to support her, but I don't want to waste any money on a scam. Has any one else tried the products or know anyone who has had any success with the Wraps, or the vitamins or the greens? Any comment is welcome! Thanks! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:52:52 EST Quick and fun workout ideas You have 30 minutes or less to work out...what do you do? <BR> <BR> My funnest work out was with my friend. She and I talked while we did sit-ups, push-ups, wall sits, and planks. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 23:34:21 EST gym membership? Anyone a member of planet fitness or 24 hour fitness? I am thinking about an joining one of them but can't decide. Which things do you like best or least about the one you belong to. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:36:00 EST Biggest Loser Contest at SLCC Weigh ins for this are Monday morning/midday, Tuesday Evening, and Wednesday morning this week. It is being sponsored by the pre-osteopathic club but you don't have to be in the club to participate. There is an entry fee of $25. <BR> <BR> The Science building is on the west end of the Taylorsville quad, or if you're coming in from the west side of campus, it's just south of the soccer field. <BR> <BR> My link to the flyer isn't working, but here's more info: Weigh ins are 2/17, 8 am to... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 09:03:34 EST Looking for a Workout Partner in Park City! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am looking for a workout partner in Park City. I love working out, pushing myself to my limits, and having others push me! If anyone is interested in working out once or a few times a week or month, write me <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:06:42 EST snowboarding as a fat girl Snowboarding is one of my goals and a huge desire of mine. I wanted to wait until I was fitter, healthier and stronger, and I don't feel ready for this, but I found a SMOKIN' good deal but the catch it ends the end of this month.I am VERY nervous. I tried skiing before, many years ago, and it was awful. My problem is that I still have to get up like a fat girl; one leg first, and then push off that leg. You cant do that when they are both strapped in to a board. Anyone have tips on how to get... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:15:23 EST runs in SLC Is there anyone doing any 5k's or 10Ks in the valley in the near future? Just wondering what is coming up? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:08:28 EST Thrive! I know no-one is out there reading this... but I promised myself I would keep coming back to this group and posting... no matter the participation..... <BR> <BR> I started Le-Vel Thrive today. Its lots of vitamins and good natural stuff that will help me with pain management, my immune system, appetite control, and then eventually hopefully help with weight management. (Although we all know there's no magic pill for that!) <BR> <BR> I have, for awhile now, realized that I am not getting the... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:52:26 EST New Year, New Beginnings! Hello, <BR> I hope that all of you had a great holiday season, and have started to New Year off exactly how you intended to. <BR> <BR> Like a lot of people.... I have found myself back to Spark People with the new year, after "falling of the wagon"! And I hope that this time, I can put myself first and make my health a priority. <BR> <BR> I hope you all stick to your goals, whatever they may be. And that you find yourself happy and healthy (or getting there)! Fri, 3 Jan 2014 16:57:26 EST introduction Hi, I'm Sonja and new to this page. Please give me any advice you may have. <BR> Thanks! Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:33:00 EST Great Walks and their soundtracks in SLC Where are great places to take a walk in the SLC area and what songs accompany those places for a fun workout? <BR> <BR> 1) My favorite hike so far was Donut Falls and I listened to the sounds of nature because it was so beautiful. <BR> <BR> 2) I like walking on the trail on 2700 South between 5600 W and Bangerter, I like to listen to the Step Up soundtrack for that one. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:26:07 EST Ogden Marathon - May 2014 Is anyone training to run the Ogden Marathon in May of 2014? Sun, 8 Dec 2013 20:35:28 EST Is anyone out there? From UT? Hey <BR> Just got back from a long absence of SP. Gained it all back! I guess I really need this. So also decided I need a support system.. And, I have a feeling there are others in UT that may need it too! Any takers? <em>199</em> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 11:52:44 EST October 2013 Exercise Challenge Post how many minutes of exercise and type of exercise every day. Then calculate your month to date minutes. At the end of the month the one with the most minutes will pick the challenge for next month. <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> Sue Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:41:09 EST 5 k for local school I'm running in the Canyon Rim 5k. It's Friday the 13th! It starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30. Registration is at Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:42:51 EST I'm new to this, would like to make friends My name is Lisa and I'm from Kearns, Utah. I started this weight loss journey today and I'm excited but apprehensive. I don't want to fail anymore at this. I need tons of support. It's nice to be here! Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:35:46 EST New To Spark Hey all, just wanted to say hello. My wife has been a member of Spark for quite a while, and I've finally gotten on board, both to support her and because I've put on a good amount of weight this last year. But here's to the start of working it all off! I'm a cook, both professionally and as a passion at home, so keep an eye out - I'll be sharing a lot of recipes. Thanks for being there for us Salt Lake! Fri, 24 May 2013 08:35:24 EST AN UPCOMING 5K RUN ---DEAK'S RUN for HOPE AN UPCOMING 5K RUN ---DEAK'S RUN for HOPE <BR> <BR> DEAKS RUN FOR HOPE!! <BR> (http://deaksrunforhope.blogspot <BR> .com/) <BR> <BR> Saturday May 4th, 2013 <BR> <BR> Snow Horse Elementary School <BR> 1095 West Smith Lane <BR> West Kaysville, Utah 84037 <BR> <BR> Start Time: 8:00 am <BR> <BR> Cost: $25 until May 2nd <BR> $35 after May 2nd <BR> Kids Pricing (Ages 0-13): $10 (Includes T-Shirt) <BR> Register: <BR> Online via Runnercard <BR> <BR> runner.Main?meet=... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:30:03 EST MARCH GOALS AND CHALLENGES!!! Post here about your challenges and goals for the month of MARCH!! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 13:36:32 EST NEXT RACE IN UTAH: Purple Day 5K Run for Epilepsy PURPLE DAY 5K RUN FOR EPILEPSY--- <BR> <BR> WEAR PURPLE! You will help spread the word about Purple Day and support epilepsy awareness by wearing purple on our event day, and on March 23th. <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday, March 23, 2012 <BR> Race Start: 9AM <BR> Location: <BR> East Riverfront Park Pavilion <BR> 10991 S Riverfront Parkway <BR> South Jordan, UT 84095 <BR> <BR> The 5K race is a 3.1 mile out-and-back course that will start and finish at the East Riverfront Park Pavi... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:07:33 EST POLAR BEAR RACE-- Polar Bear - RUN BEAR <BR> Ogden, UT, February 23, 2013 - The annual Polar Bear run is your chance to challenge your will and grit to conquer the frigid chill of Utah’s winter. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> OBJECTIVE <BR> Run as far as you can. The course is a 1/4 mile out and 1/4 mile back. Can’t take the chill anymore? Call it quits, sip a hot beverage, and see if you’ve outlasted your competitors or put on your warm-weather wardrobe and run up to a 5K. <BR> <BR... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 15:55:35 EST Say "Hello" here Post here if you are new or if you just want to say HI to everyone!! Mon, 4 Feb 2013 18:57:09 EST February 2013 Challenges!!! Post here about your challenges for the month!!! Mon, 4 Feb 2013 18:56:16 EST Just saying "hi" <em>213</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:33:06 EST Book discussion meetup for The Spark Saturday Date: Saturday January 12, 2013 <BR> Time: 10 am <BR> Place: to be confirmed, looking at a Salt Lake City Library meeting room <BR> We'll be discussing The Spark, the intro is available online under Trackers. If you can't afford a book right now, the SparkDiet under healthy lifestyles is a good outline. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:29:34 EST Sweethearts 5K race in Bountiful!!!! Run with your sweethearts at the Wasatch Front’s sweetest valentines race! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Choose your event: Sweetheart 5k / Cupid’s 1k race <BR> Pick a contest: Costume / Fastest Couple. <BR> <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday February 9th, 2013 <BR> Location: South Davis Recreation Center (550 North 200 West, Bountiful, Ut 84010) <BR> Pricing: Sweethearts 5K <BR> <BR> After January 26th – $30 <BR> After February 2nd – $40 <BR> Pricing: Cupids 1K <BR> Before Dec... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 12:56:38 EST January Goals and Progress New Thread started as a Sticky Topic Now. Please post there. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 02:24:12 EST In Person Spark Book Group Anyone interested in a Spark Book Group? We could meet at a library. <BR> <BR> If people are interested, I would love to set this up? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Netty Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:13:56 EST January Goals and Progress Post here how about your goals for this month and the progress you are making!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:54:39 EST December Goals and Progress Post here how your progress is going for this month! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 12:35:01 EST hello from South Salt Lake City Hi. I am new to Utah. I am new to Sparkpeople and I am new to your forum. I look forward to the life transformation!!! Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:05:54 EST November Goals and Progress Post here your new goals for the month and how you are progressing... <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 13:17:00 EST West Valley? Anyone in WVC wanna go for a walk? I'm near Hunter Park & could really use a walking partner who lives nearby so we can motivate each other to get moving. So get in touch! <BR> <em>361</em> <em>41</em> <em>331</em> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:17:06 EST Next Race: Night of the Running Dead 5K Join us for the 3rd Annual Night of the Running Dead® <BR> <BR> Dress up as a Zombie or Human. All humans get a two minute head start. <BR> <BR> Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Sandy Centennial Parkway <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:14:04 EST October goals and Challenges Post here about your October goals and challenges. <BR> <BR> This month I am going to try to run three times a week. <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> Thu, 4 Oct 2012 13:31:13 EST OCTOBER Challenges and goals!!! Post what your new goals are for the month and what your challenges are in trying to accomplish them. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 13:02:27 EST NEXT RACE: Riverton Dash after Dark Dash After Dark - 5 Mile & 1 Mile Run - *Register online at or in-person at Riverton Parks & Recreation. <BR> <BR> Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 <BR> Time: 6:00 pm <BR> Location: Dr. O Roi Hardy Park, 12400 S 1000 W Mon, 1 Oct 2012 13:00:33 EST Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk® Salt Lake City, Utah <BR> December 1st, 2012, Trolley Square <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:28:00 EST Hey There! My name is Makayla and I have recently joined to help motivate me to reach my weight loss goal. I plan on weighing my original 120lbs I used to be, by christmas of this year. Currently I weigh 153lbs. Its going to be a challenge but I am ready for it. I'm doing this for myself to develop a happy and healthy lifestyle as well as to look and feel amazing! Sun, 16 Sep 2012 22:00:11 EST Evening/early morning walking buddy Hello, my name is Nusi and just joined this group. I live in South Salt Lake and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in partnering up to go for a walk around Sugar House park in the evenings starting next week. 6-6:30 would be the best time for me, but I'm flexible. Another option would be to force me to get up early in the morning and go for a walk around 7-7:30 am. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:48:57 EST Challenge for September Now that it is September and summer is over, children in school. It would be a great time to start a goal. <em>422</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 00:48:42 EST looking for mini-trampol ne/rebounder Hiya sparkies! <BR> If anyone has an old exercise trampoline taking up space in their basement, please get in touch if you'd like to sell it or rent it out to me for 6 weeks. <BR> <BR> I can offer you $10 and some German chocolate in exchange :) <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> -anna Thu, 30 Aug 2012 08:57:09 EST Hello From West Jordan Hey Everybody, <BR> <BR> I am a 25-year-old writer from West Jordan. I work at home, and through two children, emotional eating and a sedentary lifestyle I have ended up obese. I am currently changing that, and I have already lost 28 lbs through lifestyle adaptions that are more healthy. <BR> <BR> I would love to make a few friends, especially "bigger" friends who have struggled with the same issues I am dealing with. It is always nice to cope with someone who understands. <BR> <BR> I wo... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:48:36 EST LAYTON MARATHON ----29th September 2012 There is a Layton Marathon Coming up on September 29th, 2012. <BR> <BR> They will be having a full marathon, half marathon, a 10K and a 5K!! It will be across the Antelope Island. It will be so fun! <BR> <BR> I am signed up for the 10K race! I hope to see some of you out there. <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:08:02 EST Night of the Running Dead 5K Looking for a way to combine Halloween and fitness? Sign up for this Zombie 5k. It's a fantastic time and for a good cause of course!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:37:47 EST Green Monster Movement Hello, <BR> Has anyone else heard of the Green Monster Movement? I have been on this plan for 3 days now, and suprisingly, I already have more energy. I also feel less bloated, and overall feel like it is doing it's job. :) <BR> <BR> Just curious if anyone else uses this method in their daily routine? <BR> <BR> Last night I went and bought a ton of fresh fruit. cut it all up. and pre-packaged indvidual shake servings and froze them. I'm hoping this will help when I'm in my lazy mood and do... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:28:38 EST LOOKING FOR A HEALTHY ME HI IM MD AND IM LOOKING FOR A HEALTHY ME :) HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GOOD Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:30:36 EST Checking in I have been using SparkPeople and love it but haven't been active on the forums. I live in Spanish Fork and manage a sales team for a software company in Midvale. I've lost 80+ pounds since November. I used WW Points Online for about 12 weeks then switched to SparkPeople in January. I work out with kettlebells for the most part but also enjoy getting out to job a few miles when the weather is this nice. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 00:05:01 EST best fruit & veg? Hi all! <BR> I'm really big on juicing greens & other veggies and it's really helped so far. When I visit my parents in December I'm hoping to get them juicing daily as well. <BR> Where do you all buy your veggies from in winter? Any tips? Fri, 3 Aug 2012 07:26:30 EST August Goals and Accomplishments I am making some new goals for August. <BR> <BR> I want to run a 5K this month. This is going to be great because I haven't been able to run for a while. (I injured my knee) I can't wait to get running again. <BR> <BR> I want to lose a few more pounds. My goal is to lose 5 pounds, but I will take anything I can get. I just have to work hard at it and make the most of each day. <BR> <BR> I also want to meet my financial goals and stick to my budget. This is harder than it seems, but I am d... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 11:52:46 EST Post how you feel today with an emoticon! <em>100</em> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:45:19 EST JULY ACCOMPLISHMENTS I would like to share my goals with you and I hope to have you share as well. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose 10lbs in the next two months. I plan on doing this by working out three times a week and participating in 5Ks. <BR> <BR> My biggest challenge is keeping consistent. I often do really great for a while and then lose momentum. <BR> <BR> Let's encourage each other and achieve a healthy lifestyle together!! Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:44:16 EST DAVIS COUNTY 5k walk/RUN ---Let's do it Here is a race that is coming up and it looks like GREAT fun!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Davis County Walks 5K & Kids Mud Run <BR> Legacy Events Center <BR> Saturday, August 18, 2012 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Who would like to join me? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:41:05 EST Hospital Jockey I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I was here a few years ago, and recently I started losing weight again until I was in an accident and went to the hospital. I wrote up a blog post about it on my sparkpage, if you're interested, but I mainly wanted to introduce myself. Tue, 3 Jul 2012 04:39:14 EST Hi, I'm new Hi. My name is Malisa. I'm new to spark people. I tried it a few years ago, but didn't put in a lot of effort. I'm going to try hard this time. I love reading everyone's posts. I like learning tricks, tips and feelings. I'm not isolated in my thoughts here. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:14:33 EST Kinda New Hi my name is Shy, Im kinda new I have done this once before, Im back I dont know how ready i was the first time but i am now :D i have alot i want to accomplish, I love this site and the people on it so supportive thanks to everyone and the best of luck to every one that is here i hope we all accomplish what we set out for :D Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:19:02 EST Hi, I'm Mindy from West Valley! Hi everyone. My name is Mindy.. <BR> <BR> This isn't my first time using Sparkpeople, I have created a couple accounts before and then forgotten about them. I never really got too far into using everything the site has to offer. I am turning 30 in August, so I decided to start fresh again with a new profile and new determination and I really want to stick to it this time. <BR> <BR> I am open and welcoming to any new friends and I would love to find someone on here who will motivate me and w... Thu, 31 May 2012 12:40:43 EST SLC Helping End Obesity in America Salt Lake Spark People UNITE! The obesity trends in America are nuts right now, if you haven't heard much about this I suggest looking up what is happening right in our own backyard. Go watch the documentary series HBO did called The Weight of the Nation. You can watch it for free on Pretty powerful and compelling stories. <BR> <BR> We can all become and example to those that have such a desire to lose some weight and want to live fulfilling lives. We can start a trend to end the ob... Thu, 24 May 2012 08:58:20 EST May 2012 Half way through the month, I know. <BR> <BR> But I just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing? <BR> <BR> I took a vacation last month, and found it hard to bring myself back here. But here I am... I keep coming back because I know that this site helps me reach my goals. <BR> <BR> I just need some more motivation! =) Mon, 14 May 2012 15:03:37 EST New member. I have been struggling to drop my last 10 lbs. I exercise on a regular basis but am still learning to balance the healthy eating. I'm exciting to be part of SparkPeople. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:30:31 EST April 2012 GOALS Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Well, it's the start of a new month. Apirl 2012! Wow. I can't believe how quickly this year as progressed! <BR> <BR> Did you set goals Jan 1 this year? Have you been able to reach any of the goals? Are you still making the effort to live up to the expectations you set for yourself this year? <BR> <BR> What are any new goals you have set for April? <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 15:02:04 EST Rewards! I am curious what you guys do to "treat" yourself's after reaching a goal? <BR> <BR> Do you allow yourself a food reward? Do you take a break from a workout day? <BR> <BR> I use to always reward myself with a food treat. Something I had stayed away from to reach that goal. But that's not my strategy this time around. <BR> <BR> I finally made it past 21 days at the gym. (As I've said, they say "it takes 21 days to form a new habit" ) So I rewarded myself with a new pair of workout shoes! Se... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:43:39 EST Hello! Good morning and happy Monday everyone! What are you doing today to get you one step closer to your goal? <BR> <BR> My Monday accomplishment is eating breakfast (Quaker oats with molasses!). Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:29:33 EST hello :) hello everyone! so excited to get moving! :) im in college & working so any tips on managing my time & making time for myself a priority would be really appreciated! Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:59:03 EST Planet Fitness! Hey all, <BR> So, I just started at planet fitness today! Lets see how this will work for me.... It's been a long time since I tried the old fashion approach of diet AND exercise... hehehe..... Gotta think it's gonna work, right!?! <BR> <BR> Anyone else go to Planet? Mon, 5 Mar 2012 21:54:19 EST Can't Wait! Hello all! Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Marie and I am thrilled to be here! I have really been wanting to lose a lot of weight for quite some time now, however having become pregnant last year I had to put that plan on hold. Well the baby is now 4 months old and I am super excited to change my life! I currently weight 240 lbs and really want to get down to around 140-160 lbs. I have a tough road ahead, but am happy about it nonetheless. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all! Thu, 1 Mar 2012 00:07:33 EST Hello: Where is Everyone? Hi SLC! <BR> <BR> Are you all out there? Most of our posts are very dated and just wanted to check and see if a bomb went off in SLC and I don't know it. Come on, let's get going and infuse some energy here. Just check in and let Amanda and I know that we are not alone here at SP. We would love to hear from you! <BR> <BR> Lisa <em>9</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:38:11 EST Hello! Anyone still out there? <BR> <BR> Man, I have been such a slacker. And sadly, put back on most of the weight I had lost. It just goes to show you that this is a life long battle for a lot of people. There is no one time fix! UGH, that can be frustrating, right? <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? I hope you all are well. I sure do miss my SPARK peeps! Hoping you are all still plunging along and getting closer and closer to your goals! <BR> <BR> Amanda Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:18:47 EST Hello! Hey, I am new at this but I do know all my previous efforts were completely obliterated by self-doubt, fear and just plain pride. I am going to use this opportunity to learn what I need to learn and make the necessary changes in my life. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:22:43 EST Are you interseted in a CSA? If you don't know what a CSA is, keep reading. I put more info and some links below. <BR> <BR> I did Tagge's CSA last year and I absolutely enjoyed it. I want to do it again this coming year as well. They haven't put their sign up online yet, but I was hoping to see if there was enough interest to get a pick up location closer to where I live. <BR> They say if you have 10 people willing to go to a location, they will bring the goods there. <BR> I live in Magna, but right on the border of We... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 19:30:24 EST Hello Hello, My name is Casey, and ever since I got out of the military i've been gaining a few pounds. Works been hard and its been taking alot of my time. I know it's time to turn a new leaf and get back to my military shape i was in! I'm very excited to start working it all back! Sun, 18 Dec 2011 11:23:06 EST hello! :) Hello everyone! im not new to sparkpeople, but i am new to actually using everything it has to offer! so heres to a new beginning! & to new friendships! im so excited to meet you all and find motivation (& hopefully give some along the way!) Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:22:40 EST Hello My name is Sam and i am new to this team. I am happy to find a team that is right at home. I look forward to meeting you all and hope that i can help motivate you when you need it and that you can do the same for me. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 20:33:38 EST A great example! Hi everyone! My name is Yanet, I signed up on the Sparkpeople web page a little over a year now and I Have been working on my goal I have for my self. I just wasnt givin a 100% but now I will be turning 30 this year to come and I see life a whole different way. I have this positive attitude on achieving my goals. I want to drop bf atleast to a 20% and build long lean muscle (tone) and just be healthy! The changes that I have made already have change my life for the best and my kids love the e... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 22:12:54 EST Daily Weigh In If you are interested and motivated by sharing, please post. Every week is too few for me. I am not that disciplined yet. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:22:03 EST Top of Utah Marathon TOMORROW! Is anyone running the TOU Marathon tomorrow? If so, I will see you there! Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:44:06 EST Zumba, Fitness Classes I really want to try a Zumba class, but I'm a little nervous since I've never been to one before. Does anyone have a recommendation on a good place to go? Also are there any other fun fitness classes out there in the valley? Fri, 9 Sep 2011 08:41:28 EST Any fun exercise out there??? Can we advertise good ideas on here? We haver 3 months left until snow flies. Anyone with good hikes, water aerobic classes, karate classes, walk-a-thons or anything else please give a shout out. I'd love new ideas to break the monotony. It probably wouldnt' hurt me to meet new people either. Wed, 3 Aug 2011 22:01:37 EST 10 weeks in sparking. I signed up in May but didn't do much beyond track meals. In June I worked hard to get my meals in the ranges they needed to be in. For July I have started exercising--mostly walking. I'm finding that I feel more lonely now, and I thought it might be a good idea to find a local team and keep an eye out for gatherings and activities that I might be able to join in on . Tue, 26 Jul 2011 02:39:28 EST would like to find a walking buddy in south SL I live in West/South Jordan and would like to find a walking buddy. The evenings are so nice lately and I would like to find someone to walk with. Please reply if interested. Sat, 9 Jul 2011 01:28:46 EST July Goals I can't believe it has been 60 days since I posted last. My apologies! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well and that your summers have started off exactly how you planned. I'm still not "bikini ready" like I had hopped. I have figured out that this is an everyday battle and I need to continue to fight for the body that I want. <BR> <BR> So here goes to a new start, and a great summer regardless. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you have set for July goals, and if I can help! Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:29:33 EST Farmer's Market Has anyone been to the Farmer's Market this year? If so what new item have you tried? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been to the Pioneer Market twice. I bought some fresh dill that had the start of seed heads. They were yummy with cucumbers. Sat, 2 Jul 2011 18:54:46 EST Hey everyone! I'm an old SP member who lost her way and am getting back into it. <BR> <BR> I just moved to SLC after I graduated from USU in May. Right now I'm staying with a friend, but we're looking to move somewhere else soon. <BR> I'm currently up by the capitol building. I'd love it if someone wanted to be walking/exercise buddies! I have a car, so I can meet up anywhere. <BR> <BR> It's good to be back again. I'm looking to relose the almost 40 lbs I gained back and more. <BR> <BR> Let me know if y... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:15:23 EST Running or Walking Buddy Hello Salt Lake City... <BR> <BR> I would love a walking or running buddy. Sugarhouse Park is wonderful. Liberty Park or Jordan River Parkway... ANYTHING. I need to keep my butt off the couch. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 14:20:22 EST Day two! haha! This is my first time using Sparkpeople and I can see how this can be a wonderful, powerful and effective resource! I'm excited to be a part of it and can't wait to explore all the ways I can use this to reach my goal weight! I've got 30 pounds to lose and I am not stopping until I get there! My greatest weapon is only thinking about one day at a time. It helps keep my goals in perspective without overwhelming me. That's how I quit smoking, and I think it will work with this goal too! Onward... Tue, 17 May 2011 14:30:31 EST Hi, I'm Kacie Dimond! I am 25yrs old, married and a "mother" of two adorable labradors. I am making a lifestyle change for not only myself, but for my family mentioned and my family to come. I have been careless and clueless along the way, but I am finally putting my foot down and taking care of things. I have been using the nutrition tracker, which is an awesome tool just my style to help keep me in line. I also truly love that the fitness goals tells me that to meet my goal I will/will not need to exercise on sp... Thu, 12 May 2011 17:29:28 EST May 2011 Goals Share your goals for May! <BR> <BR> Spring is here, and for me that means little league baseball is in full swing. My goals are to stay away from the snack bar and bring healthier alternatives to snack on. <BR> <BR> Also going to use the need to do yard work to my advantage. I can count those as calories burned and hopefully that will help me stay motivated to have the yard I want! <BR> <BR> Wishing you all the best for May... and hopefully NO snow! Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:17:56 EST Men in need of someone to work out with... For the men in the group, I'm considering a membership to, say 24-hour fitness and am wondering if there are any other men on here looking for someone to work out with. I am much more motivated when I know someone is expecting me at the gym. <BR> <BR> There must be other guys in SLC in need of fellow motivators. I'm in Sugarhouse. Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:34:48 EST got to lose some weight im 54 years old, and have maybe 20 good years left, i dont want to go out fat. i have been a widow for 19 years and im tired of being alone! i want to fall in love again, and lets face it, not to many people want a fat partner. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:50:02 EST My intro Hi! I decided to join sparkpeople so that I can see exactly what I eat and know exactly how it affects me. I'm enlisting in the Army Reserves in April and I want to make sure that I can keep up during basic training and getting an exercise plan together will really help I bet. I did a lot of research into different online fitness planners and trackers and sparkpeople really stood out. I'm excited to get into shape and see what I can do when I get there! Mon, 7 Mar 2011 22:06:40 EST Lindsay Webber Going to lose 30 lbs by the end of August. Here goes. . . Sat, 5 Mar 2011 00:18:15 EST March 2011 Goals Hi Everyone, <BR> I hope everyone has started the new month off good! Great things can happen if you stay focused and hold yourself accountable. <BR> <BR> My own March goals: <BR> Loss 9lbs <BR> Start Chalean Extreme's 90 day program <BR> Use the Nutrtional tracker everyday <BR> <BR> <BR> What are your goals?? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 16:02:34 EST Hello everyone! I'm Mindy. I'm 28 years old, 260 pounds, and looking to get down to 200 by next year. (at least to start with). I have hypothyroidism and PCOS (including insulin resistance) so my weight has been quite a struggle for me. I have gained 110 pounds since I was 18, which puts me at the heaviest weight I have ever been right now. I have lost weight before. 20 pounds here, 30 pounds there, (mostly by severely restricting my carb intake) but I always gain it back eventually. I am super excited to be here and ... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:12:03 EST How do you use the food tracker? Do you use the auto planner? <BR> <BR> Do you plan out your meals and put the info in the tracker at the beginning of the day? <BR> <BR> Or do you track as you go? <BR> <BR> I plan out my meals, and put it in the tracker first thing every morning. I don't want the shock at the end of the day when I put it in, and find out I ate way more than I thought I had. <BR> <BR> What works for you guys? Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:28:41 EST Hello! Hi fellow Utahans! I just joined Sparkpeople. I am looking forward to finding motivation when I seem to have lost mine and to learn to cook more nutritious meals. I live in Holladay and would love to find a workout buddy if anyone is interested. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 21:33:05 EST Help! Struggling with my night-time eating Good morning SLC Spark group. I'm new to this group and new to SparkPeople. Any advice on how I can resist overeating at night? I do really well during the day, log all my food but then I start snacking at night, ruining all my hard work during the day Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:32:36 EST Hello fellow Utahns! :) Hello! My name is Olivia and I'm 21 years old. I think it is great there is a Salt Lake specific group! I'm looking to lose roughly 25-30 pounds. I'm getting married this year and I want to look amazing. I'm hoping this site is the extra push I need to get me to my goals. ^_^ Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:50:04 EST Hello You all... Hi there everyone. I am new to this SparkPeople and it has been an awesome experience so far, challenging but great! It makes me realize all the "bad" habits that I have been making. I hope to meet my goal and continue to maintain it. SparkPeople has been very helpful. Good luck and best wishes to you all. (= Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:49:04 EST Hello :) I'm new here, just looking for support. I've tried every diet known to man, and it's just now clicking that I need to focus on a lifestyle change instead of just losing weight. I hope you all are having a great day!! Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:10:01 EST Good Morning Here we go ! Have Beautiful day :) Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:56:41 EST New Layout for team sites How do you guys like the new layout on the team sites? <BR> <BR> Any questions that I can help with please let me know. <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:25:17 EST Back and Need motivation Hi everyone, <BR> I'm back after a long break. I'm divorced with 7 adult children and 19 grandchildren. <BR> <BR> One of my most main reasons for loosing weight was that I had a daughter with Kidney failure. In order to be tested as a donor I was told I needed to loose my weight. This was my main and primary goal.. I wanted to be able to loose my weight, be tested and donate a kidney to my youngest daughter... <BR> <BR> Needless to say.. time ran out.. I was able to loose 1/2 of my we... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:58:52 EST About me I am 30 years young and needing to get back my high school body so that I can pursue my career in law enforcment. I currently attend SLCC and will be taking a tae kwan do class. I love to have fun and party, sing and swim. If there is any ladys in West Valley who want to partner up at 24 hour fitness with me i would love to have a workout partner. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 00:37:16 EST January 2011 Goals... Happy New Year everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you are all had a good Christmas, and are ready to start a new year. <BR> <BR> 2011 is going to be my year. I can feel it! I hope everyone has the same idea in mind. <BR> <BR> What are your goals to start of this year? <BR> <BR> <BR> Please feel free to share your goals, and your plans to make them reachable! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to seeing everyone meet their dream weight this year! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:02:39 EST LGrover7 I have joined SparkPeople because I have limited travel time so I cannot attend a weekly meeting. Online support group is perfect. I am a 58 year old male. I weigh 295 lbs. and I need all the motivation/support I can get to lose 120 lbs. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 00:50:20 EST hello y'all! Just joined in and ready for encouragement and loss! Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:42:25 EST I am Tif Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been doing this for about a month and am just getting the hang of it. Have a long way to go and will be doing it slowly. Hope to get to know some of you better. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:07:41 EST I am back!!!!! I am so excited to be back. I am really motivated this time. Thu, 9 Dec 2010 23:01:18 EST December Goals! Happy Holidays to everyone! <BR> <BR> How has everyone been with the quick change in tempature? I've sure added a lot of soup, and warm meals to my routine. Anyone else? <BR> <BR> I was born and raised here, and I still don't like the snow. Well that's not exactly true. If I could stay home and look out the window and see the snow I would love it. But going out, in the freezing cold, and driving on slick, icy, snowy roads just isn't my cup of tea! How's everyone else doing? <BR> <BR> Have ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 21:11:42 EST Do you have a gym membership? Where to and what city? How often do you honestly use it? Do you work with a personal trainer? Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:14:56 EST Have any of you done HCG? I was just wondering.... Obviously there's going to be differnt views on the subject but I have done it. I started around the 4th of july this year I did 42 days of injections and stuck to the strict protocol. I lost 25.2 pounds in those 40 days. About 3 months later (now) I am 10 days into my second round and I've lost 11.5 pounds! Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:08:47 EST Hi!!! My name is JaNae Benson, I work at IHG where I heard about this site and wanted to join so I can live a more healthy life. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 23:40:57 EST November Goals Has everyone set their November goals? <BR> <BR> I would love to lose 10lbs this month, before Thanksgiving!?! <BR> <BR> We all know how hard it is to "diet" or stay on a program from Thanksgiving to the New Year, so we have 24 days to meet our goal, and come up with a great way to try and maintain our weight loss through the end of the year. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to share their ideas? Mon, 1 Nov 2010 16:55:12 EST My apologies! I just wanted to stop by and offer my apologies to the team. I have had a temporary set back in my goal to lose weight and be happy. <BR> <BR> When I originally decided to be a team leader, I was so positive I was ready and would be around to help others as I try to help myself. I guess I wasn't prepared for the set back I faced. And for the challenges that would come into my personal life. <BR> <BR> I hope all of you are doing well. And will share your success over the last month with me. ... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:47:28 EST Provo Halloween Half Marathon Any of my local mates running in the Provo Halloween half marathon? Drop me a message if so, I would love to meet some of my Sparkpeeps. <BR> <BR> Never give up on your goal. <em>252</em> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:46:07 EST SparkPeople seeking success stories for BYUtv This is Bruce Corwin, head of public relations for SparkPeople. We are very excited that BYUtv is interested in doing a segment about SparkPeople. They are looking for success stories to feature in on-camera interviews. The topic is how the power of online community can help people change their lives and achieve their goals, weight loss and otherwise. If you have achieved goals on SparkPeople through the power of the community as an active member, or are well on your way to doing so, plea... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 15:58:17 EST Running buddy in Bountiful area? I'm looking for a running buddy on the weekends. I live in the Bountiful area and enjoy running 8-12 miles on a Saturday or Sunday. <BR> <BR> I generally run the entire time taking a small walking break after the first hour. My pace averages between 10:00 to 11:30 going up hill. <BR> <BR> It would be great to have a running buddy. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:24:03 EST Make it worth it i am 30. I have lost a total of 30 lbs in the last year. My problem is I lose motivation and gain back half of what I lost. Then I go at it again and do the same thing all over again. My hope is that if I track everything and get some buddies I will stay motivated. Sat, 2 Oct 2010 13:56:00 EST Day Two hello everybody! Mon, 20 Sep 2010 22:23:35 EST Biggest Loser Viewing Parties? It's something I've been wondering about. What about gathering on Tuesdays to watch the Biggest Loser and follow the exploits our Eagle Mountain contestant? <BR> <BR> It would have to involve 2 minute workouts, known colloquially as "commercial breaks", and something akin to an exercise version of a drinking game (certain preselected words requiring a set of reps of various exercises). Fruits, veggies and water only as snacks. Perhaps someone else has a few ideas. <BR> <BR> I don't have muc... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 05:50:00 EST Hi all! : ) My name is Cindy and I love living here in Utah I have been here since 2004 before that I was in Pocatello Idaho. I am 28 and weigh 192 lbs. I am at high risk for diabetes and will not let that happen that is why I am here. I love my family too much to put them through that. I have a crazy life! I have 5 kids (3 girls from my husband's previous marriage and 2 boys together)and some sweet animals. I really would like to find some one to workout with. Good luck all. Wed, 15 Sep 2010 22:34:43 EST SparkAmerica Fitness Minutes I just checked to see how Salt Lake is doing. We slipped to number 17, which isn't as bad as it sounds. <BR> <BR> According to the adjusted minutes (based upon population size - smaller cities have their minutes multiplied to even out the field to that of the large cities) we have 227,371 adjusted minutes. Minneapolis at number 1 in actual minutes has an adjusted minute total of 209,937, which means <BR> <BR> We're #1! <BR> <BR> Keep logging those minutes to make sure we stay ahead! Fri, 3 Sep 2010 05:25:45 EST 5 K walk in West Jordan anyone up for a 5 K walk? <BR> <BR> 4 times around the West Jordan Park (inside the park) is 3.1 miles. I did it in June, took me an hour. <BR> No one is a loser..... we are all Winners. Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:22:18 EST Hiking, Anyone? I love hiking and, aside from health reasons, it's one of the top reasons I want to lose weight. We live in a region of rare natural beauty, and no photograph can ever capture the true essence: the smell of pine trees, the chatter of a chipmunk,a bubbling stream, the crisp clean air, stunning vistas... <BR> <BR> I wondered if there were other hikers here who long to get back on the trail... <BR> <BR> Does the sight of camping gear call to you like a siren song as you trek through Walmart as... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 04:10:43 EST What have you learned about your SPARK self? Tell us all something you have learned about yourself that you discovered by being involved on <BR> <BR> Something simple, or something detailed! <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:07:13 EST When is your Birthday? I actually like this topic. I would like to know when your birthdays are, so I can stop by your page and wish you a good one! <BR> <BR> Mine is December 27th! Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:04:30 EST Introduce or Re-Introduce yourself to the group! Welcome to the new Introduce yourself message board. <BR> <BR> Lets get to know the active members. Please re-introduce yourself to the group, even if you did so recently. <BR> <BR> I am new as the leader, and have had the great plessure of emailing a few of you already. <BR> <BR> Please share your story of how you found Spark and why you are here! Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:01:57 EST Local events.. Get healthy and help a great cause! 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk and 10k for the animals of Ching Farm Rescue & Sanctuary <BR> <BR> Date <BR> Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 8:00 AM local time <BR> <BR> Address <BR> Memory Grove <BR> 370 North Canyon Road <BR> <BR> Registration Closing Date <BR> Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 9:00 PM <BR> <BR> Brief Description <BR> The Ching Sanctuary 5k is to raise money to feed and take care of the animals at the rescue. All money raised will go directly to the animals. We have no paid employees. ... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:19:32 EST In the News! Michelle Obama's Plan to End Childhood Obesity Epidemic. <BR> <BR> The goal, as set out in a report from the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, is to reduce childhood obesity from 20% to 5% by 2030. <BR> <BR> To accomplish this, the plan makes 70 recommendations for early childhood, for parents and caregivers, for school meals and nutrition education, for access to healthy food, and for increasing physical activity. <BR> <BR> "For the first time, the nation will have goals, bench... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:52:35 EST Tell us about your own personal challenge! What personal challenge(s) have you set for yourself? <BR> <BR> this can be a weekly challenge, a monthly challenge, a yearly challenge, or even a life long challenge you have set for yourself. <BR> <BR> I recently became a Vegetarian (June 1st, 2010). My goal is to become a Vegan by the first of the year! I want to find out if I feel overall healthier by taking out the meat! So far so good! But I do miss chicken! :) Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:43:13 EST Spread the news about the SLC Spark Team What are you doing to inspire other locals to join spark and become more active with other SLC members? <BR> <BR> Set a goal to get other people involved. Your friends and family are so important to your success! <BR> <BR> Talking about your goals will help you reach them quicker! Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:38:59 EST Challenges yourself to be active on the SLC team! Come by and huddle with the team everytime you are online @! <BR> <BR> Offer encouragement to other locals. <BR> <BR> Share stories, and challenges in your weight loss journey! Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:37:10 EST What do you do to get in your exercise? What is your exercise program? <BR> <BR> ~Are you a member at a local gym? <BR> ~Do you use a exercise machine at home? <BR> ~Do you use workout videos? <BR> ~Do you go for a walk? With someone from the neighborhood? <BR> <BR> Lets share some exercise ideas to help motivate each other! <BR> <BR> I am follow the Chalean Extreme DVD's. Have any of you completed this workout DVD series? Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:32:29 EST New word Game-Last letter starts new word! Encouragement <BR> <BR> Starting a new chain for active members of the SLC team. <BR> <BR> Use the letter "T" for the next word! Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:20:50 EST Weigh in Mondays How often do you check your weight? <BR> <BR> I'm going to start a chain, where I can post my weight loss on Mondays. But you can post on what ever day you choose to weigh. Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:17:52 EST Healthy Recipes ,,, Recipes only, Please! Lets start a chain of great recipes you use that are staples in your home. <BR> <BR> If you have the calorie, fat, sugar etc. info you can include that too. <BR> <BR> What are my locals eating to stay healthy? Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:16:16 EST September Goals It looks like we have a few new team leaders for this group! I am one of them, and I think it is exciting to part of the SLC team. <BR> <BR> Please start posting your September goals as it is fastly approaching. Let's help and support each other through the last couple of months before the holidays. <BR> <BR> My goals for September: <BR> ~Exercise 3-5 times weekly @ 45 minutes each <BR> ~Stay within my calorie limit <BR> ~Lose 15 lbs prior to November 1st. 7.5 a month for Sept/Oct. <BR> <B... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:25:08 EST Still learning weight loss lessons Hi all! I just joined Spark People today and I'm hoping desperately to find some help and motivation. I have lost and gained over a hundred pounds so many times, I can't believe I don't have this whole weight loss thing figured out yet! I am the heaviest I have ever been right now and I'm starting all over again. I need lots of friends, help and support to get me through this journey for the LAST time! Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:37:58 EST I want to be fit by 40 Hi everyone I am new! if you have any advice I would love it. I just turned 39 a few wekks ago and have made a goal to be fit by 40- I wan to try calorie counting now so any advice would be great , I weigh like 234 pounds want to weigh 180 by my birthday! Wed, 21 Jul 2010 11:28:01 EST New to group Hey I'm Rachel 22. wife and mother of 2 little ones. I live in Kearns/west jordan area nd I am looking to make some big lifestyle changes! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:06:31 EST Hey everyone - Starting my healthy journey today My sister and niece told me about SP a couple of weeks ago so I finally got serious about singing up or actually signing up. The kids are out of school finally but I find myself still getting up at usual time & I've just been wasting it in front of the TV eating frozen pizza for breakfast. No more! Today I was going to walk and of course it is pouring rain so I decided signing up and getting started was the next best thing to get going. :) Thu, 10 Jun 2010 09:38:03 EST Hello :) Hello, I am new to the community and am looking for some buddies. I am new to this whole message board thing and have never had my own page so any suggestions or reccomendations would be great. I have dropped nearly 20 lbs since the beginning of the year and have another 50-60 to go and would like to find some friends to help motivate each other. Tue, 1 Jun 2010 15:32:53 EST Lifestyle changes support Hello Everyone: <BR> I'm here to make friends and gain support as well as support others in this difficult journey. I hope together we will not find it so difficult. I wasn't always so heavy but with a lot of trials and emotional eating I find myself in this most awful situation of being morbidly obese but I'm also a loving caring human being. I'm lucky to have a wonderful husband and family. I would like to live a long an healthy life with them and for myself. I find that I have put things... Sat, 29 May 2010 03:02:19 EST Hello. Hey, I'm Anika...mommy to Aidan, aka craziest toddler on the block, who is 14 months old. As much as we moms chase around the little ones, you'd think we'd all be skinny! Within six weeks of my C-section, I did lose all my baby weight (though I've always been overweight, so I still had a long way to go), but I stopped taking my son on walks under the excuse that it was too hot outside (I over heat easily), and quickly gained it all back. I need the support to get out and do. I'm a stay-at-hom... Sat, 1 May 2010 13:15:02 EST I am here to make it work Hi my name is Regan and I joined SP a little over a week ago and am amazed at how many calories I was eating a day and not even realizing it. I have loved tracking my food because it makes me more aware of what I am putting in my mouth. I also loving tracking my exercise and to see how many calories I have burned. I am just looking for friends to keep me motivated. I am a mother of two and am ready to make change. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 15:31:50 EST Where to find the lean and green this week Well, I hope this topic doesn't run afoul of any terms and conditions. I was just posting about the turkey burgers (12x 1/4 pounders)at Smiths and thought it would be great for a local board like this to share where to get health-friendly deals from week to week. They also have Boneless Skinless fresh chicken breasts for 1.99 a pound. <BR> <BR> I don't work for Smith's, I swear, it's just near my house. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:01:41 EST Starting again at 25 Hey everybody! I'm new (sort of ) to sparkpeople. I joined technically in January, but just recently really got involved. I love it! This is the most amazing site. I'm really excited to make these life changes. I'm 25, almost 26, and I want to be able to do all the things I dreamed I'd be doing at this age when I was a kid. You know, bungee jumping, having adventures, dating a lot, etc. Lol. So here's to a new beginning and a new adventure. Can't wait to see what happens! Fri, 9 Apr 2010 20:47:42 EST Yoga in West Valley I'd like to take a yoga class, but I have two requirements: low cost and in West Valley, preferably around Bangerter. Does anyone know of a place that has yoga? Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:19:05 EST Is anyone on here anymore? I have not seen a lot of actual posting for awhile, though true, I have been on other groups with the same problem, is there ANYONE in Salt Lake who posts anymore? Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:25:15 EST Hi I am Camille I just finished my second week on Spark People, and I have to say I love it. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 17:28:19 EST Cafe Rio - Pork Tostada I have been trying to find reliable nutrition information for Cafe Rio, but haven't seemed to come up with much. I have found a chicken tostado for 800 calories and a pork tostada for 400. I am guessing the pork tostada would be around 800 calories as well. Does anyone know for sure? Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:46:25 EST Hi from Jersey Girl who loves to ski Powder! I moved from NJ 6.5 years ago and absolutely LOVE living in Utah! Unfortunately I got hurt skiing this year and want to stay healthy and lose some pounds so I can get strong for next season. I would love to know if there is anyone who likes to swim? This is about the only exercise I can do right now and I would love a buddy to do it with! Fri, 19 Mar 2010 12:19:25 EST Evening walking group? I have begun to walk at liberty Park in the evenings 2 or 3 laps a night, Anyone want to start a group to walk there in the evenings? Wed, 3 Mar 2010 14:50:20 EST Relocating to Sandy Ut I was wondering if there are any reasonable gyms in this area, besides the mainstream (24 hour and Gold's gym) i have found them both more interested in your money than to actually helping you. Any input would be appreciated. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:28:51 EST Boules or Petanque anyone? I have 3 sets of French Boules and they do have an area in Liberty Park where you can play. Would anyone be interested when the weather warms up? Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:06:42 EST Is there anyone in the South Jordan Daybreak Area? I am looking for someone to help me on this major struggle. Its not that my husband wont help me he just isnt' really interested. I really want this to happen this time but I am afraid if I do this alone I wont get very far. I just need someone to go to workout with or walk with. <BR> Thanks! Sun, 7 Feb 2010 02:44:45 EST If you could only eat one thing...... If you could only eat one thing, what would it be? Apples, bananas? Let's try not to say 'bag of doritos' or donuts...but if that what you would choose go ahead. <BR> <BR> In my current mood and the weather being still a bit chilly, I would say: Tomato Soup Thu, 4 Feb 2010 15:23:58 EST Hello I am new, but not <em>249</em> Hello my name is Aimee and I am soo ready to loose all these pounds I have put on in the last 8 years. I am so tried all the time and can't really play with my kids and really don't feel like doing all the things I used to do when I was in shape. I know I can do it, but I really need to find what will motaive me the most. IF you have any ideas and etc.. Please let me know.. Sat, 30 Jan 2010 23:26:16 EST Um, I'm new. Hi. I'm a 41 year old male, and I want to lose my gut (about 30 lbs). Wish me luck! Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:16:26 EST Newbie Here! Hey Everyone My Name is Kristin in 27 live in Utah and i'm here to get in shape! I would love to meet new people to chat with! If you would like to know anything about me just ask, i'm VERY honest! Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:19:08 EST Whether the weather be good..... Whether the weather be good, <BR> Whether the weather be not. <BR> I'll weather the weather, whatever the weather, <BR> Whether I like it or not! <BR> <BR> I am happy there has been a decrease in snow the last little while. I will be very excited when it has all melted and gone away, so I can go play outside. BUT, until then I will continue to adore the fun in my house with my equipment and workout videos. <BR> <BR> Hope the weather hasn't gotten any of you down :) Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:37:22 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi my name is Eve from Salt Lake City. I'm a full-time administrative assistant and have made enough excuses for why I have not committed myself to a healthier lifestyle. I'm excited to join this community and see if this can assist me with my goal of losing 28 pounds. . . Sun, 24 Jan 2010 18:31:36 EST Kim finally has the courage to connect Hello everyone, A few years ago I weighed 248 pounds and finally decided I had to take control of my weight and my life. I lost 80 pounds and for the last couple of years have struggled with trying to lose the last 30. However, I didn't ever think I wasn't going to get there. Then my office reorganized our office and under new leadership I found myself in an incredibly stressful environment and many of my old stress induced health habits began creeping back. My weight began to creep up an... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:57:58 EST Just Me Well, I'm just trying to lose weight and become healthier like the rest of people, but I have been having a hard time finding the motivation I need, I have been trying to lose the weight for several years, but I am going to do it this time. I figured that joining a community of people all trying to do the same as me will help alot so that is what I'm going to try. So that I can remember that I'm not really doing this on my own. Sun, 17 Jan 2010 20:07:13 EST New from Salt Lake Hello, I'm a new member from SLC and I'm excited to join and lose weight! I love to backpack, road bike, garden, and read. I'm currently working full time and going to school for my masters. Sat, 16 Jan 2010 12:29:13 EST Ready for a change Hello my name is Cameron. I am 31. I have recently decided to take on the challenge of being more physically fit. When I committed myself to a diet and excercise program in November, I set some goals for myself, and I am happy to say that I am nearly half way to my goal. However, one of my main intentions of getting more physically fit, is also to inspire my husband to choose to live a healthier lifestyle. I would love it if you all could give me some advice as to how to motivate and ins... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 17:09:30 EST hey guys well i'm new to this and i really need a monkey on my back. i used to lift a lot of weights and was at 211. <BR> i quit lifting wieghts as soon as i stopped smoking weed. so i just gained more than the weight back. i'm doing yoga now and eating healthier. so hopefully i can truly stick to this! thanks for all the support Tue, 5 Jan 2010 15:51:52 EST Granite Peaks Fitness Classes We're really lucky to have some terrific community education fitness classes. I'm going to take a class starting next Monday at Granger High if anyone wants to join me. It's $55 for 11 weeks, twice a week. <BR> Here's the course: <link><BR>d=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class<BR>_id=8636&int_category_id=3&int_sub_cat<BR>egory_id=107&int_catalog_id=0# </link> <BR> And here's a link to the online catalog if that's just not convenient for you: <BR> <l... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 12:16:20 EST Hi Everyone Hi! <BR> I have finally grown tired of continually gaining weight. I started college at 25 and gained the freshman 15 then a sophmore thirty and now carrying a junior 45...I've never really...well, besides my few military years, been an active person. I have tried countless times to get into a routine. I usually do good for about three days, then I go off for a few months and forget or whatever. Now I'm really trying to get myself on the right track and look forward to what this community... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 05:38:38 EST A new beginning I am 50 and have decided I am in great need of some changes in my life. I have set my goal to start my life changes on Jan 15th and look forward to getting some of the help I need to stay on track from this website and the forums. I am really hopeful that this is the year and wish all a prosperous, happy and healthy New Year! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 16:19:26 EST INSANITY workout anyone? Is there anyone in the SL valley that would be interested in doing the INSANITY workout with me? It is amazing and challenging. I enjoy doing it, however I know having a workout partner would keep me motivated. <BR> If you don't know what this is, just google INSANITY and you will soon find out why it is called this. THANKS! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 11:05:15 EST A new decade, and a new and improved me! I'm actually excited to ring in the New Year. I have decided to (yet again) take the journey of losing weight. I've found some healthy ways of losing weight in the past--last time through healthy diet and excercise through a personal trainer I lost 35 in 20 weeks! I've found for me, that I can lose weight but then I burnout and fall into old habits--accountability to continue is another issue for me. I would love to hear from people who have had similar plights, or tricks by those who have be... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:46:57 EST Hi! I'm a newbie! Hi! My name is Krista, from SLC Utah. I am 30, married, with 3 young kids. I have fibromyalgia, which, along with unwise food choices, has caused me to gain too much weight! I'm ready to get it off! I'm doing this for myself, for my health, for my children to have a healthier, more active mom, and *possibly* for another baby to come! <BR> I would love to help motivate you, as I need all the motivation I can get! Thu, 10 Dec 2009 13:35:32 EST Hi, fellow members, I am on board! My name is ginger and I am through with the fad diets, pills, shots, etc. and intend to educate myself and my loved ones on the safe path to a healthy weight and lifestyle. I love walking my dogs, books, decorating, and cooking. I have joined this site for support and help in my journey, because I know I cannot do it alone. I look forward to returning the same to you! Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:02:10 EST WEIGHT LOSS I HAVE BEEN ON A JOURNEY TO GET MY LIFE BACK ON TRACK, FROM DIVORCE AND DEPRESSION TO WEIGHT GAIN. SO HERE I STAND TODAY VERY HEALTHY BOTH MENTALLY AND WORKING ON PHYSICALLY... SINCE MAY I HAVE LOST 25 POUNDS AND GONE FROM A SIZE 16 PANT TO A SIZE 10 AND 12 DEPENDING ON THE BRAND. I HAVE 20 MORE POUNDS TO GO TO REACH MY GOAL. Sat, 17 Oct 2009 05:33:24 EST West Jordan weightloss group Starts UP! Hello, Nice to meet you! I am looking for buddies to join my meetup group. It is called The NUYU and I will be holding meetings twice a month. The purpose of the meetings is to learn cool recipes, encourage eachother through weightloss, I will have a guest speaker each time either teach us exercises, recipes etc. We also plan to start a bootcamp. The first meeting is Oct 6th in west jordan. Please go to to join. <BR> Hope to see you there! <BR> Sincerely, <BR> <BR> Pri... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 00:11:01 EST new here My name is Marie I am 26 years old and I am the mother of a wonderful 7 year old girl. I am here for some support to lose about 30 pounds but more importantly to get more healthy. I have already lost about 45lbs. doing it on my own with no help or encourgment from friends or family. I am now in a stable and loving relationship to a guy who is giving me lots of encourgment to get more healthy. Fri, 2 Oct 2009 11:56:22 EST I am here Hello I am Aimee, <BR> I have been on sparks for sometime now am ready to loss this weight. I am looking for any help or ideas that have worked great for you. I have had 2 children and 3 husbands in the last 9 years so as you can see I have had a lot of stress in my life and now health is not as great as it used to be. I am working very hard at healing the inside and now I am so ready to heal the outside. I live in American Fork and go to Gold's Gym. IF there is anyone that is looking for a g... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 05:22:31 EST HI I am Sly Hello, I am new to SP. And I wanted to see if you all could give me some guidelines for shortcuts on here. And how to custom my page? Please keep me posted. <BR> <BR> Also I am wondering if you can tell me if the ACAI Berry is worth buying? Or if its worthless? I have been on it for a week. And I have gotten ringning in my ear, and headaches. <BR> <BR> I haven't lost anything. <BR> <BR> Am I trippin? <BR> <BR> Sly Thu, 17 Sep 2009 22:58:15 EST Looking to meet people in the SLC area!! So, I'm putting this out there to see if there is anyone that is doing a 5K Turkey Trot in the area. I really like that we are all in the same area so we could get something organized to have walking groups, jogging groups, cycling, etc. in the area. <BR> Even if there are people that have just want to meet up for tea, doggie play dates, bbq's, etc. <BR> <BR> Just think we can support each other in person too! <BR> Let me know what you think! Wed, 9 Sep 2009 16:37:00 EST 40 pounds or BUST Just finally reached the point where I'm tired of carrying the extra weight and replacing perfectly good pants only because they won't button any more. Sun, 30 Aug 2009 18:50:49 EST nutrition tracker/recipes ? Hello All! I am new, as of yesterday. Is there something on this website that allows you to track the nutrition, calories, etc. of your own recipes? I have a large family and do most of my cooking from scratch. How do I figure that into my daily nutrition tracker? <BR> thanks! <BR> Loralee Tue, 4 Aug 2009 20:26:28 EST Hmmm. What to Say? Hi! I am brand-new here. It's a little weird posting to who knows who (whom?). Umm... not sure what to say. :) Mon, 3 Aug 2009 10:22:22 EST Overcome setbacks or challenges!!! I know everyone gets a little discouraged from time to time. I hope to use this forum to help each of us recognize how we can over come the little daily discouragements or setbacks! <BR> <BR> I'm discouraged because I missed my morning bike ride today because I was sending my husband out of town. I will overcome this little setback by either riding this evening or tomorrow morning which is normally my day off! <BR> <BR> How can you overcome the little challenge you may be faced with today... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 12:40:47 EST Another newbie looking for a new beginning! Hello Everyone! My name is Nicole! I am from Salt Lake City and have two gorgeous girls 6 and 15 years old. I decided to join your site because my 30th birthday is coming up, and it made me go into a reality check because I am so overweight. As of this morning I weigh 240.4, so I hope to get that down and get healthy starting NOW! I am excited to be here and have a such a great support system! Sat, 18 Jul 2009 12:04:29 EST Hi from Fit at 40, Flabby at 50 and Fat at 60. Yup, I never did get back to Fit in my fifties so now I'm on the clock. I figure if I don't get in better shape my body won't be able to keep up with my interests. I'm single andI live with my 83 year old Father (who is in great shape - he was a mail carrier for 40 yrs) and he has a more active social life than I do. I did a lot of reading and TV watching over the winter months but now I want to be more active and meet some people to do active things with. I do have a cute little toy poo... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 15:27:20 EST Starting Today A dear friend sent me an invitation to join SP. I am excited to learn to use the tools available and have the advice and support of the community to help me reach my goals of health and fitness. Sat, 4 Jul 2009 13:32:15 EST I'm new... obviously Hi all! I'm new at SparkPeople. It is my goal to lose 70 lbs. and I'm hoping that having a support network will help. It is so hard to stay motivated but I'm gonna do it this time. I've been trying to lose weight since I was 12 years old! It's time to lose the weight and keep it off. How do I get one of those cool thingys that track your weight loss? I see some people that have them at the bottom of their posts. Thanks everyone! <BR> <BR> Oh crap! I was trying to add this to the topic... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:41:15 EST Miley Cyrus Concert Is anyone else going to the Miley Cyrus concert next month? My brother just bought me and Mom tickets! I'm so excited! Kurtis and I went to see her during her last tour, and we had so much fun! Mon, 15 Jun 2009 13:27:51 EST newness Ok, so here's the introduction. I signed up for spark people like a year or two ago and then never did anything with it. My wife and I moved to West Valley from Alabama in January and finally settled into our own place about two weeks ago in South Salt Lake, before then we were living with my in-laws. <BR> <BR> Starting my fitness goals tomorrow and until then spending part of the day getting familiar with the website and whatnot. Still looking to make friends in the area and such as we... Sat, 2 May 2009 14:12:27 EST Little Red Riding Hood I have been training for the Little Red Riding Hood Ride in Logan on 06/06. It is my first time and I am doing only 45 miles, but it's for a great cause. And, my fitness level has improved already in the 6 weeks I have been riding. Very inspirational! <BR> Is it okay to post my fundraiser page here? Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:14:41 EST Another West Valley Sparker Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Olivia, I am 21 years old, married to a 26 year old man who is also looking to lose weight, and I have two children, a three year old, and a one month old (both girls). <BR> <BR> I am hoping to meet some local buddies, especially people who want to lose a large amount of weight and feel like they could use a support system. I am also just looking to make some new friends to maybe meet up sometime. <BR> <BR> So, I guess a little about my interests to get the ba... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:45:43 EST Weight loss tickers Can anyone tell me where you get the cute weight loss tickers that are on your messages? Sun, 12 Apr 2009 19:55:16 EST Supper is Bean Burritos We are having fat free bean burritos on whole wheat low fat low carb tortillas. I will top them with salsa, sour cream, cheese and onions. <BR> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 19:35:36 EST Question for all LDS team members Since this is a Salt Lake based team, I figure there's lots of us who are LDS. My question is what do you do when you're fasting to make sure you stay within your weekly caloric intake? Do you eat a little extra the day before? Do you eat a bunch when you break your fast to make up for it and chug water like there's no tomorrow? I'm just curious because I love doing Yoga on Sunday but I haven't been on fast Sundays because I don't want to burn too much without putting enough back in. I would ... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 15:03:05 EST Community Food Co-op of Utah is a steal I just picked up my order for this month. Ready $42 <BR> <BR> Standard Share $23 <BR> 2/8oz top sirloin steaks <BR> 4/50z pork chops <BR> 2 lbs chicken leg/thigh <BR> 1 lb lean ground beef <BR> 3 lb yellow onions <BR> 6 lemons <BR> 8 apples <BR> 1 cantaloupe <BR> 3 red bell peppers <BR> 1 head romaine lettuce <BR> 2 avocados <BR> 6 tomatoes <BR> Stone Ground's Artisan Wheat Loaf <BR> 16 oz rice (brown or white) <BR> <BR> Harvest Share $13 <BR> 3 lb yellow onions <BR> 8 lemons <BR> 9 apples... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:37:07 EST Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in May I was wanting to start a team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on May 9th. I just wanted to get an idea if anyone was interested? Tue, 10 Mar 2009 23:20:05 EST A couple of questions from a newbie I don't know how to upload my picture. Also, when I first joined the group there was an option to join team goals, but I can't find it again. I hope that's it for now. Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:16:30 EST Has anybody tried the Au Naturale restaurant? There is an organic restaurant on 2100 S and 900 E. It is called Au Naturale. Has anybody been there yet? Is it any good? Thu, 5 Mar 2009 09:49:55 EST Found a new co-op I found a co-op. Order online and pick-up at the store. <BR> Utah Co-op <BR> 1899 S Redwood Rd #A4 <BR> Salt Lake City, UT 84104 <BR> 801-556-2223 <BR> <BR> <BR> proceeds go to Utah Charities <BR> Over 200 items weekly <BR> Saturday & Sunday Noon to 3 Wed, 4 Mar 2009 14:41:32 EST Nutrition Tracker Changes/Im provements As I get caught up on my Spark Mail I found an interesting announcement regarding the Nutrition Tracker. Have you noticed the new features? Here is the message from Coach Nicole: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone- <BR> <BR> We're excited to tell you about a great new feature on SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker. It's called Nutrition Feedback. Basically, when you're done tracking your food for the day, you can now see a special Nutrition Feedback page that shows you which nutrition goals you met, went ... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:56:17 EST Nutrition Challenge What is your greatest nutritional challenge this time of the year? Food costs have increased, local fresh produce is a rare commodity, and it is easy to slip into the mode of just opening a can of vegetables. So this challenge is just about identifying two areas of your nutrition that you need to work on at this time. <BR> <BR> Identify one nutritional aspect of your healthy habits that you think you have conquered and share ideas of how you made this a normal part of your routine. Help... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:43:59 EST Fitness Challenge - What are you doing to MOVE IT! Sorry I have been really busy at work . . . I will write a blog later today to bring everyone up to speed on what has been going on and explain my absence the last 4 weeks. <BR> <BR> Let's try a couple of simple challenges to get everyone active and wake us up from our winter doldrums. <BR> <BR> Each day check in here and report your progress on fitness/exercise. Maybe if we are accountable to the team we can challenge ourselves to get out of the recliner and workout. Try something new an... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:33:50 EST What's Cooking for Supper Tonight? Do you plan your meals for the day? I try to eat within my calorie range each day. If I plan my meals each day I can ensure that I don't eat all my calories too soon or have too many left to consume at home after work. <BR> <BR> As a household that has two people who work all day, we are both weary when we get home. So using the crock pot works for us. Yesterday we prepared our breakfast scramble and our vegetable soup that we will use for breakfast and lunch this week. <BR> <BR> Today ... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:16:39 EST Update Challenge - Check in with the Team Hi Team ! I thought it would be a cool thing to have a place for us to check in for an update on your progress. (You can check in daily or every few days depending on your schedule. . . remember Together Everyone Achieves More when we work together.) <BR> <BR> Tell everyone how you are doing on your lifestyle changes . . . not just weight. What is working for you and what are struggling with at this time? Do you need something specific from the team or you have a question? <BR> <BR> We ... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:38:50 EST I'm back We went through some changes in the last few months we moved and it has been alot of stress. I gained back most of the weight I lost. I was down to 135 and I'm back up to 157. I watched myself go to 140 and saying that I wouldn't pass that to 150 to say that I wouldn't pass that. I'm now at 154. And hopefully on the down end on this again. My question for you all is I'm finding that I don't have a whole lot of time for exersize now days. Any sugestions... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 10:58:33 EST Some January diet humor THE MONTH AFTER CHRISTMAS <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> TWAS THE MONTH AFTER CHRISTMAS, AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE <BR> <BR> NOTHING WOULD FIT ME, NOT EVEN A BLOUSE. <BR> <BR> THE COOKIES I'D NIBBLED, THE EGGNOG I'D TASTED <BR> <BR> AT THE HOLIDAY PARTIES HAD GONE TO MY WAIST. ( AND I'M REALLY WASTED). <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WHEN I GOT ON THE SCALES THERE AROSE SUCH A NUMBER! <BR> <BR> WHEN I WALKED IN THE STORE ( LESS A WALK THAN A LUMBER). <BR> <BR> I'D REMEMBER THE MARVELOUS MEAL... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 19:53:37 EST Hello from Logan My name is Stephanie and I'm not new but it has been awhile and I am starting fresh. I am a wife and mother of two. I live in Logan, UT and love it here. My parents live in Grantsville and I am in SLC at least once a month! I have some major weight to lose and hope to lose half of it by the time I go to Disneyland in June! Sat, 3 Jan 2009 16:41:13 EST How about those UTEs!!! They beat Alabama <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> I can't believe my eyes . . . the Utes beat Alabama 31 to 17! All the journalists and football reporters were predicting an Alabama blow-out. Yahoo Utes! You came out and showed them all who were the champions by scoring 21 points in the 3 drives of the game. <BR> <BR> They are the only undefeated football team in the nation. They proved that a Mountain West Team should have played for the BCS National Championship. Maybe the BCS sho... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 23:58:52 EST Back 2 Basics Boot Camp Mess Hall This is the place to identify your plans to achieve your healthy nutrition goals for the day or week, share ideas for new recipes, strategies for drinking your water, fruit and vegetables, etc. Feel free to share ideas with our fellow recruits. <BR> <BR> So what are you planning to eat today for the New Year holiday. Are you watching football today? If yes, then how are you making those traditional New Year's dishes healthy? There is nothing like starting the new year off right! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 11:23:47 EST Back 2 Basics Boot Camp HUP 2-3-4! Daily PT This thread will contain a daily Physical Training activity. Many of these will be adapted from the U.S. Army’s PT manual or available workouts right here on SP. These activities are not mini-challenges. Most will take between 15 to 30 minutes of commitment each day. Most will be able to be modified to your current fitness level or preferred exercises. Every day a new PT suggestion will be provided. Feel free to do more repetitions or exercise longer . . . if you feel that you can do it then ... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 01:20:26 EST Back 2 Basics Boot Camp Barracks Back 2 Basics Boot Camp Barracks <BR> <BR> The barracks is the place to chat with your fellow soldiers. Accomplishments, questions, needing assistance, friendly banter, etc. Exchange ideas for avoiding temptations. Share suggestions and motivations quotes. <BR> <BR> Note: Keep an eye out for opportunities to earn KP points . . . we must keep the barracks and our heads free of clutter and focused on our mission. <BR> <BR> Feel free to chat here or in military slang . . . scuttlebutt all ... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 00:59:10 EST Back 2 Basics DAILY FORMATION – “ATTENTION" This is an ongoing thread for the Back 2 Basics Boot Camp. Each day, all cadets should post their daily promotion point totals and their current rank on this thread. The items that need to be posted include: <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Cadet: <BR> <BR> Daily Points Earned: (today’s point total) <BR> <BR> Total Points: (total of all Boot Camp points earned) <BR> <BR> Current Rank: (current rank as stated in the Boot Camp rules) <BR> <BR> Today’s Notes: (Optional – any additional informatio... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 00:51:16 EST Back 2 Basics Boot Camp Promotion Point Scale <em>227</em> Please Do Not Reply to this Message <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> PROMOTION POINT SCALE <BR> <BR> Each day, soldiers can earn points towards their promotion to the next rank. Below is the point scale to use in calculating your daily promotion points. <BR> <BR> You will be asked to post your daily points and current rank on the DAILY FORMATION – “ATTENTION!!” thread. Refer to this list and add up your points earned for the day. <BR> <BR> Posting Points: <BR> <BR> ~Creating & ... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 00:22:58 EST Back 2 Basics Boot Camp & Enlistments Boot Camp Rules & Enlistments <BR> <BR> Congratulations for expressing an interest in enlisting in the Back-to-Basics Boot Camp!! This boot camp is for new members learning the ropes of the SP program and for the veterans of SP who would like to refocus their efforts, especially following our recent holiday season. Forget the splurges or the missed workouts of the recent weeks and let’s make a fresh start. We can look fine in ’09! <BR> <BR> The Back-2-Basics Boot Camp will begin January... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 00:04:56 EST Calling all SLC Sparkers - Reflect & Share Time Seeing the calendar turn to the last day of the year seems a good time to reflect and share on your progress towards a healthy lifestyle. Even if you have only been a member for part of the year, just joined this month, or a continuing member of years past . . . We want to hear updates from everyone. <BR> <BR> Remember the goal is to improve our health, so any aspect of health that you have seen improvements with are invited. If you are still struggling with a specific area, then share tha... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:00:34 EST Going to the Gym So I signed up at golds gym so i can work out and take my little one, they have a wonderful day care which makes me happy my 3 yr old loves it. <BR> <BR> they have a first session with a trainer for free. Which was nice I met with him today and he showed me what I can do to target certain areas of my body I am deadly sore but was well worth it. He said if I continue on with it 3 times a week I can start seeing results in 2 weeks and Feel it within a few months. by the 4th month I will see MA... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 22:30:30 EST Coming Jan 2009 - Back 2 Basics Boot Camp If you use New Year’s Day to establish some New Year's resolutions or if you are like me and never set resolutions, you may find this an opportunity to get started anew after the temptations of the holiday treats. Why wait to start on January 1st? Why not put the holidays behind you right now . . . that is right. <BR> <em>263</em> <BR> Today! Just get into a routine. Start with 20 minutes walking around the block, 30 minutes on the treadmill, or just stepping in front of the television... Fri, 26 Dec 2008 13:17:08 EST SLC Sparker Member Daily Highlights <em>235</em> Attention New and Continuing Members of our Team <BR> <BR> The idea of this discussion board will be the introduction of a member of the SLC Sparker team each day. Members are invited to introduce themselves or someone they have recruited to the team. The key is to identify our members, their challenges, their lifestyle plan, or just ask for support. And then generate support on our team members pages. <BR> <BR> Here are some suggestions or ideas for maximizing the support ... Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:02:16 EST Hello? So all you are hanging out in Salt Lake? I am up above park city in the mountains and packing on the pounds! not what I was hoping for! Mon, 15 Dec 2008 15:36:13 EST December Challenge - Portion Control Is there anyone on the team that is like me when it comes to tracking food? I am great at tracking my food but I tend to estimate my portions. I have not been weighing or measuring my food . . . and I think that might be why I have been on a plateau. So I have kicked up the exercise a bit and started measuring everything. <BR> <BR> In order to not make it a chore to find the measuring cups, spoons, or scale . . . I have created a portion control corner next to my refrigerator. Now we hav... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:58:14 EST Hello I am excited about getting my goal started, I had a baby in May and moved here all at the same time, I am looking foward to meeting people in the area and having people around me with the same goals. I have 30 pounds to lose and I am hoping it doesn't take me forever. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 10:45:14 EST December Check In - How are you doing today? Everyone is really busy around this time of the year and I know that you really don't have any extra minutes. But why not make a point to check in once a day to report on your progress? All you have to do is copy and paste the following in your message. Respond to those items that apply to you. <BR> <BR> Daily Check in to Stay Focused: <BR> <BR> Water so far today: <BR> Fruits & Vegts today: <BR> Exercise today: <BR> Hours of sleep last night: <BR> <BR> Personal Challenge for today: <BR>... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 10:11:07 EST Healthy Holiday Traditions December is a great time for festivity, fun and lots of food. The holiday season is packed with rich and delectable treats. However, are you thinking about how to cope with these temptations or creating healthy alternatives . . . healthy holiday traditions? <BR> <BR> Family traditions & holiday celebrations strengthen family bonds. Creating new traditions that will support and continue our efforts to become healthy not only help us stay on track but help our families learn that we can have f... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 22:45:01 EST What's Your Favorite Christmas ? <em>233</em> <em>263</em> <em>276</em> <em>272</em> <em>113</em> <em>196</em> <BR> <BR> During the month of December we will be celebrating many holidays . . . Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's eve. Keeping with the upcoming holiday season let's share some favorite holiday traditions. So when you begin thinking about the upcoming holiday . . . <BR> <BR> What is your favorite Christmas story? <BR> What is your favorite Christmas movie? <BR> What is your favorite holiday t... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 00:11:24 EST Black Friday Is anyone going to brave the crowds to go shopping on Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving)? I am. I'm insane so I look forward to it. It's weird because I don't like shopping, and I usually don't do well in crowds, but it is different on Black Friday. I guess I just love the challenge. Anyone else as crazy as me? Sat, 22 Nov 2008 10:58:13 EST Utah vs. BYU challenge? Hmmmm....well I know there are some Ute fans here and some BYU fans as well. Any way we can turn it into a challenge to gear up for the big game? Maybe see which side can rack up the most exercise minutes? <BR> <em>124</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 13:02:58 EST Just for points - How many shows .... How many shows can we come up with that we USED to watch that are no longer on TV? <BR> Add one and keep it going!! ENJOY THIS DAY!! <BR> This should be fun and jog our memories. <BR> <BR> No repeats on the shows please. <BR> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 12:51:15 EST Let's get to know each other ..... I was trying to think of a way for us to get to know each other a little bit better, and I stole this idea from one of the other teams, just some fun stuff! Just copy and paste and fill it in! <BR> <BR> <BR> Name/Username- <BR> <BR> Married?- <BR> <BR> Kids?- <BR> <BR> Job?- <BR> <BR> Zodiac sign?- <BR> <BR> Favorite color?- <BR> <BR> Favorite "good" food?- <BR> <BR> Favorite "bad" food?- <BR> <BR> Favorite beverage?- <BR> <BR> Favorite Restaurant?- <BR> <BR> Favorite S... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:52:57 EST Not that I'm paying that much attention... Hey, Salt Lake Sparkers! I was looking at our team digest and noticed that we're dropping in status! We were at 35, just behind Vegas, but now we're at 38 and Vegas is at 28! We can't let them do that to us! C'mon guys and gals! Let's kick some Vegas butt this month! I challenge everyone, including me, to get at the very least 45 minutes of exercise three times a week minimum! Let's kick some other cities' butts! <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:01:15 EST Counting our blessings in November Since this is the month of Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for? (Name as much as you want.) <BR> Sun, 9 Nov 2008 10:29:07 EST If you could hear what someone If you could hear what someone is thinking for a day, who would you choose? Why? Sat, 8 Nov 2008 21:50:48 EST A Place for SLC Men Are there any men in this team? Sat, 8 Nov 2008 17:26:30 EST Heard in the News - Tidbits to Share Sometimes we discover some interesting facts in the news, in magazines, or in a book. If you would like to share the information, well "This is the Place" to share it with Salt Lake City Sparkers. <BR> <BR> Anyone and anything is fair game. Something to awe us with some inspiration. Something to tickle our funny bone. Something that helps us remember that persistence is the key to success. Quotes that you find helpful in our quest towards a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Everyone is a re... Fri, 7 Nov 2008 11:52:20 EST Holiday Survival Support Center This is the place to offer suggestions or strategies for surviving the upcoming holiday season. Do you have some ideas to share? Or do you anticipate a stressful event and need support? Maybe you have a favorite food that you love but it is too high in calories. Maybe a member can help you find a way to prepare the dish without the sugar, fat, or whatever. So check back often. I will be posting an idea or suggestion for everyday of the season. <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: <BR> <BR> Anyone needin... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 10:02:18 EST Hello from West Point! Hi there! <BR> I am a 38 year old working mother and wife who needs to get back into shape and start focusing on herself instead of taking care of everyone around me first. <BR> <BR> I just joined sparkpeople two weeks ago and in that time I have dropped 4 lbs and given up smoking. I am determined to make this happen! <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Nov 2008 10:09:38 EST Holiday Survival Challenge - Pledge your Goals! The early appearance of Christmas specials and the early holiday decorations reminds us to work now to avoid any temptations typical of the holidays. According to the SP Article entitled Thanksgiving Survival Guide writes that "the average person gains 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year. However, a joint study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Medical University of South Carolina found that the average person’s weight gain is just over one pound. Soun... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 22:12:17 EST November Turkey Trot Challenge This is the pedometer challenge for November. Our goal is to get in 1,000,000 steps as a group by Thanksgiving! A team goal has been set up on the team goals for you to post your steps. So strap on your pedometer and let's chase some turkeys! <BR> <BR> Avoid gaining weight over the Thanksgiving by stepping it up all November! <BR> <BR> <em>53</em> <em>138</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2008 19:32:23 EST hey need a jogging Buddy at my friends gym 4 nights a week for 30 mins to a hour.... Working out is fun but soemtimes makes it easyer if you have a buddy to work out with... anyone intersted? I live downtown SLC Sat, 25 Oct 2008 01:06:42 EST All Hallows Eve Horror Fest Party First Annual SLC Sparker HORROR FEST <BR> <BR> We are inviting all members to join in on October 31st, next Friday night for some fun in our "SLC Fun House" right here on the SLC News and Events Discussion Board. We can support each other in avoiding those little treats that we are handing out to our neighborhood children or that our own children are bringing home. We can exchange ideas for ensuring that our children do not eat all the food at the same time. <BR> <BR> So drop by and enjoy... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 23:15:32 EST can I come here for struggling problems? I'm new here and the reason I am here is because my friend kristin I confided in her about me making myself throw up my dinner because I ATE enough for 5 people and I was so depressed I ate and then SO depressed because I ate all that I threw it up!! my roommate knew what I did even though I didn't tell her anything and I talked to my friend which she lead me to this site.... I EAT when I'm bored and depressed I'm in natural stated in eating...!! I am just not able to get up and move EVERYONE... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 20:44:56 EST Squash- Yum! I love squash. If I had a garden, I'd have quite a bit of squash. Just found this on KUTV's website: <BR> <BR> Squash of your choice: <BR> Banana squash <BR> Hubbard squash <BR> Acorn squash <BR> Pumpkin <BR> Butternut squash <BR> <BR> Toppings for roasted squash: <BR> Apricot jam <BR> Brown sugar <BR> Italian spice blend <BR> Salt and pepper <BR> Olive Oil <BR> Your favorite spice blend <BR> <BR> Method One <BR> <BR> 1. Clean and cut squash into desired serving s... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:51:26 EST Do you know some Indoor Walking Areas? Well the cool air of the last week has reminded me that winter is not long off. It will soon be snowing or raining and cold so I thought I might start thinking of places where I could walk indoors. <BR> <BR> Yes, we can walk on treadmills and even walk in place, but sometimes you need to just get out and stretch the legs . . . swing your arms . . . and just stretch the body by walking in a safe and warm place. I know of a few places, but we need to come up with locations across the entire ... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 11:41:58 EST Hello! Hi! I've been here on Sparks before, but things got hectic and I kind of gave up. I did the South Beach Diet for a while and have had good success so far...lost 16 pounds on it...and decided I wanted to start tracking my calories and exercise again. <BR> <BR> I'm a mom to 4 children...3 girls and 1 boy...been married for 10 years. Thu, 9 Oct 2008 10:42:52 EST Upcoming Challenges - Your Feedback Needed!!! By the appearance of Christmas specials in the stores already, I began to think about what kind of challenge would be helpful in surviving the upcoming holidays without an unintentional GAIN in weight. I dread the time between Halloween and New Years as it seems that there is an all out assault on our senses. Parties, treats in the office, big meals, and lots of sitting around watching football. A deadly combination for those of us attempting to live a healthy lifestyle. So what about a c... Sat, 4 Oct 2008 11:17:38 EST A movie quote game--for points and fun <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start out listing five quotes from different movies. Copy and paste the list in your reply, along with the movie title answer for any quotes you know. Add a new quote for the rest of us to guess, if you wish. I figure we can have as many as 10 quotes going at a time, including answered quotes. After a couple replies, an answered quote can be retired to make room for more new quotes. I'll start out with what I consid... Fri, 3 Oct 2008 15:33:52 EST HOWTHIS WORKS Hi,my name is Gerry (Gerald),and I live in SLC -Aves. I'm not sure how this works or how to become a part of a team. I work hard to stay in shape, being a Sr Citizen, and this sounds interesting. If anyone can point me in the right direction - I take direction well. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:33:18 EST Show how you feel with an Emotioncon Well we started this in September and it was well received, so here it is again. Just in a new section. I want everyone to get to know each other . . . not just the new members but those of us continuing from past months . . . so everyone is welcome to post here and let us know how it is going for them. Let us know if you need support or if you are celebrating a milestone. <BR> <BR> Your attitude can determine whether or not you will be successful at changing your eating habits, exercising... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 20:52:37 EST The Monster Mash (Our Oct Steppin' it up Challenge How many steps do you take in a day? <BR> <BR> Maybe you have heard the recent guidelines about walking 10,000 steps per day. How far is 10,000 steps anyway? The average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile, and 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles. <BR> <BR> A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. For these people adding steps has many health benefits. Check out the resources on SP regarding w... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 20:47:38 EST October Challenge: Trick or Treat <em>275</em> <BR> Trick-or-Treat <BR> Smell my feet <BR> Give me something healthy to eat! <BR> <em>275</em> <BR> <BR> This is a new daily challenge for October for anyone who wants to participate. <BR> <BR> This is a simple daily challenge where a “Trick” will be posted that you will need to accomplish in order to earn the “treat” for the day. <BR> <BR> If you earn the daily treat, post here and let us know. We can see which "tricks" or which "treats" are team favorites. <BR> <... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 17:09:42 EST "October Clean House" - Tips for Getting Organized Are you living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)? Do you feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn? Hopeless and you don't know where to start? Have you heard of FlyLady? She is the queen of getting rid of CHAOS in your home. She has daily tips to help over time clear your house of clutter and to end the CHAOS in your life. <BR> <BR> I will be posting a daily tip from her through the month of October. Be sure to stop in each day and share your tips and insight into clearing out... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:45:34 EST Going Pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Since October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is a campaign to have web sites to "Go Pink" in an effort to increase awareness. I am having my site go pink for the month . . . and dedicating several blogs to help increase awareness. Is anyone else going pink for October? Any ideas of how we can ensure that we help support the campaign to educate women and their loved ones about early detection? I am wearing pink to the office and classroom each day during the month of O... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 20:05:43 EST A New Word Game - Last Letter Starts next word Fairly simple little word game that is a bit like our change a letter word game, but now you start the word with the last letter of the word previously posted. <BR> <BR> For example, if the word prior had been . . . <BR> <BR> (Headache) <BR> <BR> the next word would start with an "e" . . . <BR> <BR> Elliptical <BR> <BR> So who will start the next word with an "L" <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Sep 2008 00:24:31 EST Biggest Loser Fans Unite! Discussion <em>9</em> Biggest Loser has become very popular program with many fans. For those of us here in the U.S., the show starts Tuesday evening - check your local listings! If you are a fan or new to the show, you are invited to discuss the show here on this thread each week. <BR> <BR> What we will do is discuss what happened on the latest show, have our own little "vote them off" session (let's see if we agree with the show!), and work on incorporating the ideas of the show into our own lives. ... Sat, 27 Sep 2008 22:40:50 EST Hey Guys :) I thought I'd introduce myself to get a feel for the community here, and spark in general. <BR> <BR> I'm from down town Salt Lake City, right by Koko's Kitchen if any of you guys know where that is. :) I'm a working professional/student/soldier. My name is Michelle. <BR> <BR> I guess I'll just repeat some stuff that I blabed about on my profile. ;) I got back from Iraq in Febuary, where I was... literally a walking skeleton. I was working out a lot while over seas, but I think I was pushi... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 04:44:21 EST Professional Dork from Magna! Hi! My name is Melissa. I'm a busy bee. I don't like to sit still so I take on a lot of jobs, including being a professional dork. That one is my favorite because I get paid in laughs, smiles, and even eye rolls. I'm also a personal assistant, and I have my own beading business. I sell mostly by word of mouth, but I also sell on ebay. I'm really hyper right now so instead of talking your ear off (or typing your eyes off LOL) I'll just leave it at that for now. I look forward to meeting you al... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:54:07 EST Catalyst article My personal trainer wanted me to read an article in last month's Catalyst. It was a pretty good read. The title is "Dr. G's Guaranteed Fat Loss Program." The thing I liked about the article is that the author is talking about the fat that accumulates around the organs, not the fat that we usually focus on;) <BR> Here's the link: <link><BR>w/630/10113/ </link> Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:14:26 EST Show How You Feel Today With an Emoticon & Why? Your attitude can determine whether or not you will be successful at changing your eating habits, exercising daily, losing weight, keeping weight off, and improving your health. So what's your attitude? <BR> <BR> I challenge each member to take time out each day to monitor how they feel. Check in here and reflect on how you feel and why! <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <em>4</em> <em>91</em> <em>58</em> <em>198</em> <em>24</em> <em>15</em> <em>211</em> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> So how do you ... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 00:14:04 EST FREE CLOTHES I have alot of clothes sizes 22-26 that are in great shape I would love to share with the team. I have a few dresses, pant suits, pants, skirts and shirts. Please let me know if your interested. I live in Sandy. <BR> <BR> Donna <em>204</em> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 21:18:15 EST Events around the Valley Due to the cost of gasoline, many of us are avoiding driving anywhere that requires much gasoline. So how about sharing some ideas for weekend excursions that the family or members can enjoy. <BR> <BR> Yes, we have the events on the resource page . . . but I thought I might start a thread to help us identify some suggestions. . . we can even post them on the event page too. Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:47:59 EST Updates & Tips on Using all the SparkPeople Tools <em>149</em> Back 2 School Lessons on SP Tools <em>150</em> <BR> <BR> I often receive questions regarding how I do something on SparkPeople. These message usually arrive on my SP Spark Page or via private mail and many times they are duplicates of previous questions. So I thought maybe we might need a place to provide some tips and discussion regarding the SP Tools. <BR> <BR> Now I do not claim to know all the resources, but I am willing to try and help. Since I am still learning h... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:19:29 EST ABC Game - More Fun for SparkPoints We are going to run an ABC GAME!! Everyone adds one word according to the topic . . . For Example if I were to post A = Apple, the next person adds a fruit or vegetable that starts with a B. We continue with the alphabet A-Z . . . some will take some thinking! <BR> Here is a blank A-Z to get us started for a new topic: <BR> <BR> A <BR> B <BR> C <BR> D <BR> E <BR> F <BR> G <BR> H <BR> I <BR> J <BR> K <BR> L <BR> M <BR> N <BR> O <BR> P <BR> Q <BR> R <BR> S <BR> T <BR> U <BR> V <BR> W <BR> X <B... Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:03:53 EST Walk Score - Check out your Neighborhood Check out the Walk Score web site to find a walkable neighborhood. Walking is a great way to lose weight each time you walk to the grocery store. You spend less money on your car—or you don't own a car. When you shop, you support your local economy. You talk to your neighbors. <BR> <BR> So how does Walk Score determine what makes a neighborhood walkable? <BR> <BR> A center: Walkable neighborhoods have a discernable center, whether it's a shopping district, a main street, or a public space... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 22:37:19 EST Back 2 School - Progress Reports So how goes your progress this month? Share your success . . . no matter how small you might think it is, time to shout it from the roof top! <BR> <BR> What lessons have you put into action within your own life? <BR> <BR> What changes have you made that will help you step towards a healthy lifestyle? <BR> <BR> Did you see any changes in the scale? Measuring tape? Energy levels? Sleep patterns? Attitude? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> + <em>301</em> + <em>231</em> + <em>102</em> + <em>220<... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 10:36:55 EST New farmer's market When: Thursdays from 10am~2pm, <BR> August 28th-October 2nd, adequately filling a need for local weekday sales in SLC. Come see us tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Where: Websters Lawn, East of the Pioneer Theater Company <BR> <BR> Why: To promote health, wellness, local economic development, as well as enhance a sense of community among those on campus and with the broader community at large. There will also be a fun weekly stainable living workshop series on home-scale composting, backy... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 23:19:15 EST Hello from Draper! Hello all! <BR> <BR> My name is Dianne, and I am a 27 year old, married mother of one from Draper. I am originally from California, but been living here for just over two years now. <BR> <BR> I am not new to SP, I joined last year, but never committed to it. But, I am here now, and on a roll. :) <BR> <BR> I look forward to see you guys around! <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2008 13:16:47 EST Movie Star Game - Just for points Again, we started this thread during the summer and since it is popular, I have changed it just by changing the title . . . so keep them coming! <BR> <BR> Here is another opportunity to engage the brain and help us get to know other team members . . . <BR> <BR> Here is a little game to play. I will start off with the name of a movie. The next person in the discussion will need to list a movie star from that movie. The following person will then list a different movie that star was in and s... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 09:58:32 EST SLC Word Game Continues We started this during the summer and it seemed to be a hit! So it is here to stay . . . I love seeing everyone active on the Team Page so why not! <BR> <BR> Any SLC Sparker is welcome to join in the fun at any time! I recently read an article that challenging your mind with logic and word games helps delay the onset of dementia. Each birthday reminds me that I am getting older and closer to the age where facts seem to slip or I have a moment of mind fog! So keeping our minds sharp is jus... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 09:47:38 EST Wow Factor - What did you accomplish today? So often we forget to pat ourselves on the back when we do something good. We are even less likely to do it if we think that the accomplishment is small. We will even go so far as to belittle our accomplishments because we do not think that the little things matter that much. <BR> <BR> Well, enough of that way of thinking! We have to think about all of the little things we do each day that is taking us a step closer to our goals. Every small victory leads to greater changes that help us ach... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 09:35:15 EST Back 2 School Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle! This is the place for those personal tips and suggestions for achieving our goal of a healthier lifestyle. You are invited to help support the team with suggestions, inspirational quotes, recipes, exercises, or web page links that may help our team members achieve their overall goal of a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> If your suggestion is focused on one of the team goals, let us know . . . every member is needed in this challenge. So come on join the fun. Share your suggestions and ideas .... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 12:55:52 EST Back 2 School -- Lessons for a Healthy Lifestyle! Well as the storm blows in over my house today, I realize that summer is almost over. Labor Day is the last big 3 day holiday of summer . . . say goodbye to vacations and camping trips. School starting means it is back to a routine. So maybe it is fitting that our Salt Lake City Sparkers focus on getting back into the basics of the Spark People plan. The team goals will focus on the basics too! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> September Team Goals: <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Drink a minimum of 8 glass... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 11:39:41 EST Campus Food Well, back to school. Any thoughts as what to eat in the evening for campus food. Last semester I would buy my dinner on campus before classes started. This semester I would like to make some changes. For anyone that has been to SLCC-RwRd Campus, they have a pizza bar, a hispanic bar, a Chinese bar, a quiznos and of course the regular hamberger joint. When I get there, there seems to be no more salads or raw veggies left and resort to fries and chicken tenders. I thought about bring din... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:13:15 EST August Fun . . . A Snowball Fight in August <em>263</em> <em>263</em> <em>263</em> <em>263</em> <em>263</em> <em>263</em> <em>263</em> <BR> <BR> The snowmen are bringing plenty of snow to Salt Lake City this weekend for our snowball fight. We need something to cool us off and push us toward a healthier YOU! <BR> <BR> If you open up a discussion thread or comment that has a "snowball" in it, you need to do one of the following: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink a serving of water <BR> <BR> 2. Do 15 wall push-ups <BR> <BR> 3. Dan... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 17:44:55 EST Way To Go Red Team Lee Iacocca <BR> You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. <BR> <BR> It looks like everyone is off to a great start. Let me know if I can help in anyway. <BR> <BR> The Red Team is #1 <em>205</em> <BR> Donna Mon, 11 Aug 2008 19:43:39 EST Which do you prefer? A word game just for points! Which do you prefer? <BR> <BR> This game starts with a question with a two-choice answer. The next person will pick the one that they choose and then post a different "prefer" question for the next person. <BR> <BR> Let's start with: <BR> <BR> Which do you prefer -- shower or bath? <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2008 11:19:11 EST Team Green Discussion (Aug Olympic Challenge) Here we go . . . fasten your seat belt because we are ready to begin the Olympics! <BR> <BR> Team Green <BR> <BR> CBOYDE (Connie) ALL (Team Captain) <BR> <BR> IWORKING ALL <BR> AUTENTICA 2 & 3 <BR> MyNewLifeStyle1 ALL <BR> chigger228 ALL <BR> TourDoctor ALL <BR> <BR> I will be posting the team guidelines for Week 1 tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> First recommended task . . . introduce yourself to your team. <BR> Linda. Thu, 7 Aug 2008 01:02:19 EST Team Red Discussion (Aug Olympic Challenge) Here we go . . . fasten your seat belt because we are ready to begin the Olympics! <BR> <BR> Red Team: <BR> <BR> PJNISSON (Pam) ALL (Team Captain) <BR> Jeni-Oh 1 & 2 <BR> DEB84116 2 & 3 <BR> ESSERCAROLM ALL <BR> HARLEYBOO ALL <BR> CAWADAWN ALL <BR> DGTUTTLE ALL <BR> <BR> I will be setting up two team discussion boards . . . one per team. Check out your team's discussion board and start by introducing yourself. <BR> <BR> I will be posting the team guidelines for Week 1 tomorrow morning.... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 01:00:19 EST Winner of the Wii Announced You may remember an email sent out in mid-July announcing a competition designed to motivate people to post resources on the new Official City pages. Anyone who posted a resource or event was entered into the drawing for each posting. <BR> <BR> The winner is . . . MINDY4632 from SparkCharlotte. <BR> <BR> Sorry folks if you had hoped to win the Wii . . . but we do have an awesome list of resources and events posted on our Official City page. . . If I might say . . . we have the best set o... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 00:32:06 EST Hello! Hello Sparkers in SLC! I'm Heather. I'm here because I'm sick of the added stress additional pounds cause on my life. I started gaining weight steadily after getting married a little over two years ago and I'm now trying to shed it. <BR> <BR> I've never been an active person but I've recently started daily exercises on my elliptical and punching bag. <BR> <BR> Food is my problem. I like food and I enjoy social drinking. I also work a desk job and find that I need to break the habit... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 10:37:59 EST Sunflower Farmer's Market Has anyone else been to this? It is new and in Midvale. It is on State St across from the Fashion Place Mall. <BR> <BR> I was very pleased with prices, quality and selection of products. I did find one problem. You need to read the labels very carefully. They have prepackaged salads and dips. The coleslaw I bought had HFCS. <em>198</em> Sat, 2 Aug 2008 19:53:37 EST August Olympic Challenge How about trying something new for our team? I think as many of us begin to return to the routine of fall and the students and teachers among us return to school it is time to mix it up. <BR> <BR> Who is ready for a little competition? In honor of the Summer Olympics beginning on 8-8-08 at 8 pm we will begin our challenge on August 8, 2008. You can sign up between now and August 6th at midnight. I will set up the teams and ask for Team Captains to help focus the teams. The number of te... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 12:14:13 EST Need Nutrition Information while out and about? I received this information from Sparker: Forced2workout. And it works so I wanted to share it w/ you! <BR> <BR> When your out and about during the day and your wondering if the food your about to choose is all that healthy just text the restaurant name and menu item ( for example: Arby's chicken club salad) to 34381 and in seconds you'll get a reply listing the itmes calorie, fat, protein and carb count! This is a free service from that offers nutritional info for food at more tha... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:31:55 EST Hello Hi my name is Donna. I look forward to being a part of your team. <BR> I live in Sandy. <BR> My favorite Season is Fall. I love watching the leaves change and all the beautiful colors. Also the weather is very pleasant. <BR> I don't really have a favorite scenic spot. There are so many places that are awesome. One of my favorite views is a fast moving river with water running over rocks and tall tress all around. <BR> My favorite movie is Ladder 49. It has drama, suspense and romance. <... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:43:29 EST Let's Beat Los Angeles Salt Lake City Sparkers should be proud. We have succeed in accumulating almost as many fitness minutes as teams that are larger in number than we are . . . fantastic work team! It really shows that we are working hard towards our individual goals. But we could beat Los Angeles with just a little extra effort from a few good members! <BR> <BR> Remember to post your fitness minutes every day. We need to add just another 1,200 minutes above our daily average and we can beat Los Angeles. Th... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:46:15 EST What is your motivation? What is holding you back? It is the last few days of July and summer is quickly disappearing. Although it is difficult to believe that summer is almost over due to the increasing heat. Ouch! It was hot here in the Salt Lake Valley. As the summer begins to end, I thought it might be time for a little soul searching or goal checks. So I urge you to take a little time to reflect on the following questions. I know it is not easy but I challenge you to post your response here on this discussion or on a blog for other ... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:38:39 EST Challenge for Pioneer Day . . . What are you doing for Pioneer Day? Something fun with the family? Joining friends for a picnic or barbeque? How are you staying active and eating healthy during these Pioneer Day events? <BR> <BR> You don't have an event planned? You don't know what is happening? Have you checked out our Official Team page lately . . . or more importantly checked out the resources available on the Healthy Resources and Events . . . <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <B... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 12:49:43 EST August SLC Sparkers Event Suggestions Does anyone have a suggestion for an August event to bring together members of the Salt Lake Sparkers? We are looking for suggestions that would be accessible and affordable for our members. Hopefully the event would focus on improving health, stress release, fitness,a healthy social event, a healthy recreation activity, or enjoying our wonderful environment. We are so fortunate to live in an area that has so many outstanding possibilities. Check out the healthy events and attractions fea... Sun, 20 Jul 2008 01:03:27 EST Diamond Fork Hot Spring I thought some of you might enjoy an introduction to soaking in natural hot springs. There are very few things as awesome as finding hot water welling up from the earth and getting the chance to soak in naturally hot water out in the wide open. <BR> Kim, my beloved who passed away in 2001, was an avid soaker. He took me all over Nevada and the Pacific Northwest in search of good soaks. There are some amazing things in those Nevada deserts:) <BR> But...from what I've heard, we have a little g... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 11:44:35 EST New August Team Goals I would like to see if anybody has input for the August team goals. I think we could change a few of them and possibly get some more support and active members. Please post to this thread with your ideas or sparkmail me and the last week of July I will update the team goals. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 18:03:11 EST Please Help I stumbled across this place called Fitness Ridge. It is similar to the Biggest Loser Ranch on TV. They have trainers and your food is prepared for you. It is down is southern Utah and I really want to go. Only problem is, it is expensive. BUT they are having a special $795 (plus tax) per week/per person. The catch, 4 people have to share 1 bedroom with 2 queen sized beds. I want to go so bad!!!! If anyone is interested they are running the special for 3 weeks only, (August 24, August 31, and... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:57:14 EST