SparkPeople Utah County Sparks Team Messageboard This team is to connect with people in Utah County and the surrounding area. SparkPeople Utah County Sparks Team Messageboard January 2014 Exercise Buddies Wanted! Hey everybody! What's the point of being in a group like this if we don't take advantage of our proximity?! How about scheduling a group walk, or a different activity, I was thinking Saturdays. I would love to see your faces. <BR> <BR> So, I hereby propose our first Utah County Spark People Exercise Party. Saturday Feb 22 at 9AM. How does that work for you? Should we try indoor at a rec center in case of bad weather, or take a chance and walk the Provo River Parkway? Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:58:38 EST Hello! I'm a college student right now and I'm planning on going to Jerusalem next summer to study there. I want to be in great shape by the time I leave so I can have a blast and not be self-conscious the whole time. I need all the help I can get, so don't be afraid to talk to me!!! Sat, 10 Aug 2013 10:37:33 EST Hello is anyone out there? I just realized that this group could be a really great resource for those of us who are close to each other. We could be an awesome support group! Is anyone checking these boards anymore? What's going on? How can we band together to reach our goals?? Thu, 23 May 2013 15:23:17 EST Hello everyone in Utah County! Hi Everyone! Looks like this board hasn't been active for awhile. I moved to American Fork last July and I really enjoy how beautiful it is here. The AF Fitness Center is great! The Woman of Steel Sprint Triathlon is coming to American Fork next month. Anyone planning on it? I am! Come join me! <BR> <BR> Judy Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:39:32 EST Where are all the Utah County Members???? Hey there fellow Utah County Sparksters! Where are all of you? I recently moved to American Fork and love the fitness center here. I'm preparing for the Woman of Steel Triathlon that will be held here on May 18, 2013. Any woman want to come join me? I'm slow, so just making it through all the events is a hugh accomplishment for me. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! <BR> <BR> Judy <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:54:49 EST About me Its sad to say that at 29 I miss who I used to be at 22 and want to find him again. I figure my old habits had something to do with it. Looking to get back on track. <BR> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:47:15 EST Hi, I'm Lisa from South Provo My husband introduced me to Spark People yesterday. I am excited to find a place to help me reach my goals of a better and healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I've worked at our local elementary school for nine years, first as a reading tutor and for the past four years as the librarian. I absolutely LOVED this job, it was definitely my "dream job". Then last year we got a new principal and the dream became a nightmare. As a result I am now "retired". <BR> <BR> Since I am in a transition phase ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:59:04 EST Hiking anyone? I would love to find a few buddies to go on hikes on Saturday morning or afternoon. 5 miles or less, starting easy and working into harder ones. Anybody game for Saturday the 14th. Mon, 9 Apr 2012 10:14:58 EST Hey There! I'm Shae, and I live in Provo. I hope to meet some local Sparkers! Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:30:45 EST Hobbler Half, 5k and Relay this July! Just saw a billboard for this and wanted to share... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This mostly downhill half marathon course is perfect for the rookie half marathoner and a great way for the experienced runner to achieve a new PR. The half marathon course is USATF certified and part of the 2011 USATF Utah road racing circuit. The start line begins up the left fork of Hobble Creek Canyon and loops around Springville City to finish inside Arts Park. As always, the rac... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 16:21:08 EST New BE Im Debbie from Provo utah <em>104</em> Wed, 18 May 2011 00:55:24 EST Upcoming 5k's in Utah County/ Are you doing a 5k? Hi All, I thought I would post a few upcoming 5ks that are taking place this spring. <BR> The Boys and Girl's Club is sponsoring a 5k/10k on April 9th @ 8:30am. It will start at Ft Utah. You can find more info on their website or on 26.2 website. <BR> <BR> The CUCIL will be sponsoring a 5k/10k this summer. For more information visit LADYFOLDER's sparkpage. She is the coordinator. This is a very good event to sponsor. CUCIL stands for Central Utah Center for Independent Living. I di... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:23:46 EST Bootcamps Does anyone know of any good, relatively inexpensive bootcamp type programs offered around Provo or Springville? Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:39:57 EST Volksmarch? Does anyone know of a Volksmarch club here in Utah Valley? <BR> <BR> Would it be fun to join one and do walks and hikes as a group? Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:14:53 EST Helloooo Hi! My name is Portia, and I'm been trying to lose weight for the past month, and have lost 7 pounds, although it keeps fluctuating like crazy. I'm very excited to be here and can't wait to talk to you all. <BR> <BR> xx-portia Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:58:48 EST BEST THING TODAY?? Share with us the best thing that's happened to you all day! We'd love to celebrate your small or BIG achievements with you! Mon, 7 Feb 2011 14:19:32 EST INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!! Hello and welcome to Utah Valley SparkPeople!! Tell us about yourself here. <BR> <BR> Where are you from, what do you do? <BR> What are your goals? <BR> What are you hoping to get from this team? <BR> <BR> Share anything else you think want, we'd like to get to know you! :) Mon, 7 Feb 2011 14:16:48 EST Provo River Parkway Hey guys! <BR> <BR> Jut finished a BEAUTIFUL 8 mile run along the Provo River Parkway. Started at the mouth of the canyon and ran up to about University Pkwy then back again. <BR> <BR> I've run up the canyon a lot but hardly ever run the trail south. Looking to do so more often. Would love to have a running/jogging/walking buddy!!! <em>312</em> Sat, 29 Jan 2011 13:01:50 EST Hi! And please help! I've never been skinny. I want to lose weight to feel better about myself. Plus I'm getting married in 5 months and I'm dealing with the pressure of looking great in a wedding dress. I don't have much motivation and I need all the help I can get. I want to lose 20-30 pounds before June 24, 2011 (my wedding day) Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:40:20 EST Hey from South Provo! Just joined the team...and have to be honest, a little disappointed that there's not more activity in here <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> My goal this season is to lose 20 pounds by May time for a trip to Europe!!! <BR> <em>647</em> <BR> <BR> I love running and playing volleyball and always looking for new people to train with and to motivate me. Hope to meet some new friends! <BR> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 23:19:49 EST Hi everyone!!! So I just moved to Provo and let me tell you it's a shock in more ways then one. <BR> <BR> It's not just a new place and new people but for being 25 I'm honestly mortified at myself. I am now at 190lbs and it's just disgusting. I am disgusted at myself and how far I let it go. I guess we all are when we realize we can't do it anymore. <BR> <BR> I hope though that me along with everyone else can get a hold of this issue once and for all. <BR> <BR> Oh and by the way the way the name str... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 03:28:51 EST Hi there well, i'm not really too close to utah valley, but there weren't any teams for vernal, so i am happy to join yours :) I just really want to get in shape so i can do my first Tri next summer. naybody that has good tips for training or the best gear please let me know :) Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:18:29 EST Cancer (Stage IV Melanoma) - Time to help a friend <BR> For our personal friends, we are hosting a <BR> 5k charity race. <BR> November 13, 2010 - 9:30am <BR> Kiwanis Park - 820 North 1100 East, Provo, UT <BR> <BR> --- <BR> <BR> Leo and Amy Teemant were one of the first families my wife and I met after we moved in to our new neighborhood when we got married. They've been good friends to us over these last 4 years. <BR> <BR> 2010 has been an eventful year for the Teemants. They welcomed their third child into their family just last spri... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 08:15:26 EST BYU SparkTeam up and running... I was excited to sign up for the BYU SparkTeam but was sad to find none... so I started one. If you are a fan, student, or alumni of BYU come join the team! (BTW... I'm not trying to poach from this group, I just hate seeing that the UofU is represented and BYU is not) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> -Seymour Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:19:44 EST Becoming Here I am on my way to becoming what I want to be in life, that is healthy, strong, and happy. I thought the challenge to weight loss would get easier once I graduated, but it has only gotten harder. I guess the stress of a career is more than I thought it would be. Plus they say those major life changes such as graduation always cause a little weight gain. Well, now I am ready for a change and and ready to become all those things I have wanted for so long. Sat, 11 Sep 2010 21:39:55 EST Hello! Hey! I'm new...kinda nervous/excited about this site! Never done anything like this before. Looking forward to being supportive with you all! Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:23:59 EST Role call Let's get this group moving! I'm Liz, I'm in Spanish Fork. I would love to find people to meet up with for fitness challenges. <BR> Who else is out there? Thu, 5 Aug 2010 10:28:23 EST Get Healthy Hey, I'm MageJulia, and I'm here to learn how to be healthy. I'm not horribly unhealthy, but I've realized I don't live a very healthy lifestyle. I just graduated and finally got a job after two months of searching working full time, been married to my wonderful husband for two years and counting, and I am a huge nerd. I love to read and am an avid World of Warcraft player. :) Trying to just balance all this has become overwhelming and I am hoping that Spark can help me learn how to balan... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 19:16:59 EST Newbie looking for buddies Hey everyone. I just thought I would introduce myself and say hi. My name is Tyler and I'm just about to hit 30....aaah...I live in P.G. I'm hoping to make some spark buddies to help each other out along the way. I sure could use it. This is my third shot at spark and I'm hoping the more I put into it, the more I get out of it...or so they say =) So if anyone is in need of a few words of encouragement or even a walking buddy...I'm down with that. Have a wonderful night and a great Monday! Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:42:55 EST Hello! :) Hi! My name is Jennifer and I just joined SP. I am trying to get back to my wedding day weight of 135 lbs by May 12th (my anniversary). I am 24 and I live in Utah. I like to read, cook, crochet, scrapbook and play softball. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 05:49:05 EST Is anyone doing Kristi Approved? I found Kristi the end of March. I was at an all time high of 227. I started her program and have NEVER been more motivated in my life! She has a book that details the food and the workouts, all for 150.00! I just finished my first 12 weeks and am down 26 pounds. I start "Phase 2" on Monday and couldn't be more excited! I am excited to shop for my food, and I am excited to go to the gym! I was leery of the gym to begin with, I didn't know anything about the machines, just the treadmill... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 22:49:29 EST New Mom needing to get my body back Hi my name is Mica. I am a new mom and am Loving every minute of it. I work fulltime, go to school fulltime and need to find time to get my body back so I can be healthy. I want my daughter to learn health is important and when you are it makes you feel great and can do more. I am excited and ready to start but will know I need support:) Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:21:17 EST Swimming or Bicycling groups? Hi! I'm a swimmer, but I am also buying a bike within the next week or so. Does anyone know about Bicycling groups that go out together? I'm a beginner, but I think it would be fun and would keep me on track if I was with other people. Anyone know of swimming groups too? Thankks!!!! Tue, 18 May 2010 22:51:06 EST New From SF Hi, I'm new to this team. I've been a member of Spark People for a few years but haven't used it much until now. I'm an avid exerciser and I'm looking for a running partner. Right now I'm training for the Utah Valley Half Marathon and a sprint triathlon. If you're interested send me a spark mail. :) Thu, 29 Apr 2010 01:03:59 EST looking for a new goal exactly one month ago, i ran a 5k. this 5k had been my goal marker for the previous 6 months. i have been doing okay on my fitness minutes, and not quite as good on my calories burned and some other aspects of my fitness. i think having a goal to work towards really helps me push myself in my runs, and my weight loss. the biggest problem is that i'm not sure what should be my next goal. <BR> <BR> i've looked at a few fitness challenges. joined the virtual across america team, and looked at t... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 10:27:22 EST not quite where i wanted to be last September i mapped out a goal to lose almost 40 pounds by this weekend. This weekend i will be participating in a 5k that i've run at least 6 times (in lean AND in fat years). to reach my 40 pound loss i would have had to lose about 1.3 pounds per week. 1.3 pounds per week seemed reasonable. then there is reality. <BR> <BR> REALITY <BR> - getting so sick that i was essentially just another part of the couch for 3 days, and <BR> - the cough and congestion lasted SIX WEEKS; <BR> - sic... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 12:51:07 EST Hope I hope to bring health and ability to enjoy things I used to do back into my life. I want to go swimming, skiing and hiking without being uncomfortable about my appearance, and lack of stamina. I believe in balancing work, family, health and spirituality and somewhere along the way I forgot health. I'm excited to bring it back and feel that energy again! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:34:43 EST Want to Retire Hi, <BR> I'm new here and at the age were I'm thinking about my life after retirement. The problem is that the way I feel most of the time I think what's the point. All I do is sit around when I'm not working. I believe that with the tool's that I have here I can get some energy back and start to enjoy life again more fully. I'm excited again for the first time. Hopeful in Orem. Sun, 24 Jan 2010 10:30:51 EST A little bit about me. I'm 47 years old and facing going back to college. I need to lose about 150lbs, and I'd like to do that by the time I graduate. I'm currently unemployed, and am looking for a job, but I strongly believe that there is bias (whether concious or uncious) towards fat people. Also, I feel like crap all the time! I'd really like to feel better and have the energy to do more with my family, and be able to fit into places that I can't now. Like roller coasters, air plane seats, nice looking clot... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:30:57 EST I'm BACK!!!!!! I'm back...again. Seems like I get going and get pulled away do to real life demands...but I'm back! Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:05:26 EST New in Provo Hey everyone, I joined a while back but never introduced myself or actually took weight loss seriously. I'm startig to really try to lose some stubborn pounds before Christmas and would love to find an online workout buddy so we can be mutually motivated. :) Tue, 10 Nov 2009 07:42:48 EST Lost Hi everyone. My name is Cathy. I live in Orem. I have been slow in getting started at this. I have kinda looked over the site and am extremely LOST. Can anyone Please, help me figure out what I need to do to get started losing this 100+ pounds I need to lose? I am Diabetic and have been for 5 years and I am really tired of the way the meds make me feel and would like to get off them or at least reduce the amount I have to take. Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:55:12 EST Hello! Hi, I'm new here. My name is Allison. I'm excited to use Spark to live a healthier lifestyle! Thu, 8 Oct 2009 11:43:34 EST Winter Workouts Hi all, new to spark and overweight in Provo. When I run during the colder months I feel like I get sick too easily (and it's tough to run in the snow). I let my gym membership lapse because I am poor and hated their way of "doing business." Anyway, any cheap or free alternatives to running and working out outside in the cold? Thanks! Mon, 5 Oct 2009 18:46:07 EST New in Provo Hey guys, I guess I'm new on spark people. I am looking for running, biking, and swimming buddies. I like to run hills and stairs and road bike. I do short distances too, like 3-5 mile runs, but would be up for more if people out there want to run. Not many of my friends are runners. Let me know if you're up for it! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:56:37 EST Stouffers thrift store in springville has great prices on leancuisins and lean pockets. They are great for one of those, ug I just don't have time to cook,or when my family is having pizza or something. The LC French bread pizzas aren't bad. <BR> <BR> Yea, they have more sodium than I want but they are cheap and fit into my diet. I always add more veggies which makes them more satisfying. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:00:10 EST walking buddy/or walking group My name is Nancy. 47, mom to 6 kids. Needing to lose another 40 lbs.I live just east of BYU. I am looking for a walking buddy/or buddies, 1 to 3 times a week for about 30-60 minutes at a time. I work at the hospital 3 days a week, so 4 days I could walk pretty much any time, the 3 days I work it would have to be at 7pm. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? Nancy Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:28:31 EST New Mommy in Provo I have been on sp for 2 and a half weeks now. I have had my good and bad days...I have a 10 month old son, so finding time to work out has been the biggest challenge along with finding the time to make something healthy instead of grabbing something fast and bad. I am really hoping to find some support because I dont have much at home. <BR> Crystal Tue, 2 Jun 2009 17:01:07 EST New to this team I am Brittanie and I live in American Fork. I have been a member for a while but I haven't been on for a while. I lost track of everything. I am hoping to lose about 50 pounds or more and I have a beautiful little girl. I am looking for a buddy so if you would like to team up let me know. Thu, 28 May 2009 04:14:57 EST New in Saratoga Springs! Hi. My husband and I moved to Utah about a year ago and moved into a home in Saratoga Springs 6 months ago. We love it here! Anyone else in Saratoga Springs? <BR> <BR> Karen Fri, 15 May 2009 19:41:04 EST May is bike month Did you know that May is bike month? I'm going to try and ride my bike every day possible (there are just some days that I have to be somewhere else, so need my car). <BR> <BR> It's only 1.5 miles to work, but that's 3 miles of riding (and cardio) that I wouldn't have gotten in sitting in my car. <BR> <BR> I actually did the math today. It will take 8.3 days for me to save 1 gallon of gas and in that same 8.3 days I will have burned 1792 calories. I like that math. Mon, 4 May 2009 14:29:58 EST New in Provo Well, I'm gonna have a really slow start, since I'm coming out of being ill for months and months, but wahoo! There's at least a start! I'll be joining Weight Watchers soon, too, at the recommendation of my doctor. Anyway, glad to know there's local folks to keep up with! Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:17:07 EST American Fork Biggest Loser Hey everyone! <BR> I was wondering if anyone else is participating the in AF City Steel Days Biggest Loser competition? The first elimination weigh in is this Saturday. The initial weigh in was the last Saturday in February, so we are already a month into it. The final weigh in is mid-July. <BR> <BR> BTW, I haven't really introduced myself to the team. So, I am Rob from PG, and I am on a weight loss mission. I have been using South Beach Diet to guide my eating, and have been working ou... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 16:32:16 EST weekly weigh-in meetings I would like to start a weekly weigh-in meeting for anyone who would like to come. I've been a member of weight watchers before and I know how effective it can be to have a public weigh in every week and to have people lifting you up and cheering you on. I also know how quickly the cost of weight watchers can add up - which is why this weigh in would be 100% free. <BR> <BR> What do you guys think? Would you come? Where could we do it? I live in Provo but there's not enough room in my ho... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:44:05 EST New member from Orem Hi everyone, <BR> I was diagnosed with Policystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS), that caused most of my overweight problems after I had my daughter now almost 4 years old. I started excercising in Feb 16 09 along with a diet and have lost 4 lbs so far which I love. Hopefully I can get support from you, and comments so I don't cheat with junk food or chocolate. <BR> Happy getting healthy and fitness and good luck!! Fri, 6 Mar 2009 12:58:22 EST New team member - living in Lehi Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am really excited about Sparkpeople! It's been a great resource for me. I have my setbacks, but I have this site to lean on. It's been fabulous! <BR> <BR> Visit my page! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:56:01 EST Heart Challenge participant I'm a former SparkPeople dropout trying to get back on the wagon. UVRMC is sponsoring this 100-Day Heart Challenge and I was one of the 15 women picked for it. We are taking nutrition classes and working with personal trainers to get our hearts healthy again. I'm hoping that this public adventure will be just the motivation I need to get going again. I live in Provo and use UVRMC's wellness center for most of my workouts. On Saturdays I go to Gold's Gym in Provo with my husband. I am 41 years... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 17:42:32 EST Get Moving in March!! Let's get this team and ourselves moving this month!! <BR> Whether you're walking, running, biking or whatever, log in those miles!! It doesn't matter if you're at home, the gym or outside in the open. Just Move IT!! <BR> <BR> My goal for this month is move 50-60 miles. I'm aiming to run most of them. <BR> <BR> Today I ran/walked 4 miles. <BR> <BR> Now, everyone who wants to join in tell us all what your miles goal is for this month and if you've already done something how far you've gone... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 17:38:05 EST Help! Sat, 21 Feb 2009 17:08:38 EST Good News Board Got any good news? Weight lost? Smaller pants size? Wassup? Thu, 5 Feb 2009 22:36:35 EST Let's Get This Team Going! Any ideas for getting this team going? It would be great to have an active, local team for support! What if we try something in the month of February, like a daily challenge or have a monthly challenge where we all report every day? Ideas, anyone? Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:10:38 EST indoor swap meet?? Where is the indoor swapmeet??? Fri, 23 Jan 2009 18:43:21 EST New from Lehi! Just wanted to say hi to all. I am a new member. I live in Lehi. I am a stay at home mom. I love Spark People. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:15:45 EST diagnosed with diabetes on 12/10/08 Hi my name is Shireen and I live in Spanish Fork. My daughter told me about the website and I am excited to begin. When I went to the Dr. he told me I had lost 30 pounds since the last time I was in. Cool !! Since then I have been walking on my treadmill 6 days a week. I built up to 40 min. now and I'm feeling good, but my fingers are sore from poking them all the time. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:00:28 EST New Year's Resolutions 1. Consistent study of the gospel <BR> 2. Do FABULOUS this semester at school <BR> 3. Lose 60 lbs this year (5 lbs a month) <BR> 4. Run the Top of Utah marathon <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 16:44:54 EST Are you making any New Year's Resolutions? Are you making any New Year's Resolutions? <BR> <BR> Are any of them health related? <BR> <BR> How can this team help you with those goals? <BR> <BR> Lisa Fri, 26 Dec 2008 21:04:48 EST How active is this team? Hello Everyone. <BR> <BR> I am new to this team, but not to Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I could see how it would be nifty to have connections with other sparkers in Utah Valley, but in looking at our forum, where there are like no recent posts; I am concerned that nobody is very active on this team. What's up? Are there only a few active members, or is the team in a Christmas slunp, or what? <BR> <BR> If you read this, please let me know :o) <BR> <BR> Lisa <BR> Fri, 26 Dec 2008 20:50:45 EST Hardest? Easiest? What were the hardest and easiest things to give up when you started working towards a healthier you? <BR> For me, the hardest thing was (and still is, sometimes) motivation. The easiest thing was no longer eating after 8:00pm. Thu, 4 Dec 2008 17:33:30 EST Sunflower Market Have any of you been to the new Sunflower Market in Orem, across the street from the University Mall? I will only buy my produce there. It's super cheap, and great quality. Wed, 3 Dec 2008 13:41:36 EST hoppin on board! I'm a new member in provo. I go jogging most mornings and I love any kind of mountain activity. If anyone's planning events or would like to join me, let me know! Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:37:23 EST Newbie! I am excited to get started with a healthier lifestyle! If any of you have any further guidance or insight about using this site and progress here in Utah Valley let me know. :) Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:26:22 EST Looking for a running buddy in American Fork! Hi I am a newbie to this group.Im so glad I found it!I am hoping to find a running buddy in American Fork.I would love to start running again but I never get up and do it.I was thinking having someone to do it with would be great motivation,so if anyone feels the same way please leave me a message! Thanks Glad to be apart of the team! Wed, 3 Sep 2008 22:09:57 EST Newbie in Price, UT I hope I'm not too far away to be in on this group! I'm turning 30 in November (and recently had a baby), and I don't want to leave my 20's FAT! Sun, 27 Jul 2008 22:47:27 EST Orem Any Oremites out there?? Wanna meet and start walking together, I could sure use the support...oh yeah and the exercise!!!! Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:10:39 EST Sparky novice!! Hey guys! My mother and I just joined...yesterday! I'm really excited about getting back into shape. Having a baby really tears up your body, and being only 23, I'm not ready to be incapacitated yet! I look forward to getting back into sports and fitting back into my skinny clothes! <BR> <BR> I live in Provo with my gorgeous husband and beautiful baby girl. I just graduated from BYU and I'm ready to start taking charge of my health and fitness! Tue, 22 Jul 2008 13:55:17 EST Ideas wanted Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm a photographer working out of Utah County and I'm running out of ideas. I need unique but beautiful places in utah county to do wedding photos/engagement photos. I've got two brides this weekend who want something "different" I'd really appreciate suggestions. <BR> <BR> Thanks & Check out my site if you wanna: <BR> Wed, 9 Jul 2008 09:31:06 EST hi, i'm new here!!! Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I live in Orem right now, but am moving to Provo soon. I'm so excited to get in shape and stay that way. I would love to find friends on here to be active with! Thanks! Tue, 3 Jun 2008 03:49:16 EST Timp Caves & Lavender fields Alrighty Sparkfans! Who wants to do a trip to the Timp caves? It opened on the 10th and is calling our name, don't you think? Check out the website at this link... <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Also, I am doing the Young Living Lavender Days 5K on June 28th. Anyone else want to come along? <BR> Thu, 29 May 2008 14:59:47 EST Wow-I've been using this site for about a month I had no idea there was a spark team in Utah valley. <BR> I live in Woodland Hills(on the mountain above Salem). <BR> I love this web site. I am learning so much about myself and the way I eat. I have exercised consistently for about 20 years, but that doesn't stop the weight gain if you eat too much chocolate. <em>29</em> I hope by tracking daily calories I can continue losing the weight I've accumulated over the past 24 years. Tue, 20 May 2008 22:40:05 EST Eagle Mountain 5K June 7th Anyone else participating? Mon, 19 May 2008 15:42:10 EST New to the group I just found Spark today and I can't wait to get going. I've been working on losing weight for the past 6 weeks. I'm confident that this time I am actually going to make it back to my goal weight. *fingers crossed* I'm excited to be apart of this group. <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 16 May 2008 04:35:10 EST New from Spanish Fork Hey everyone. I just recently found this website and thought I would give it a try. I live in spanish fork and have for a few years now. I am 24/m and just graduated from byu. I am not necessarily looking to lose much weight just get back into my old shape and tone up. It is kind of wierd being a guy on here so I am just trying it out. Any questions for me feel free to ask. Tue, 13 May 2008 12:09:39 EST Hi... newbie from Mapleton Hi everybody. <em>213</em> I just started on SP last week and am still figuring this all out. I went back to BYU 3 years ago and I just graduated a couple weeks ago. I not only gained a degree there, but I also gained about 60 lbs. I was just hired to teach Kindergarten starting next fall, and am really wanting to get rid of that extra 60. Hopefully I will then have the energy to keep up with all the 5 year olds, day after day. I need help in keeping motivated on this and I liked what ... Mon, 12 May 2008 23:59:29 EST GREAT DAY Ok Friends, I have not posted in a while. How are you all doing? Are you loving this 80* weather??? YEA! <BR> <BR> I Have to toot my horn a little.... ok? Today I took a 22 min aerobic walk, at work I took a 10 minute stroll and i just got in from a 52 minute aerobic workout/walk. I feel so good! you know when you cool down & then sit down to post on Sparkpeople and the blood is still pumpin' and you feel it pulsing through your legs & bum? that is me today. I LOVE this kinda high! i... Mon, 5 May 2008 20:55:46 EST Pictures from our hike Hey, if any of you would like copies of the pictures from our hike to the Y, send me a SparkMail with your regular e-mail address and I'll send you the files! See my blog to see the pictures :) Mon, 14 Apr 2008 13:32:54 EST Need some help I haven't figured out how to log my updated weight loss and fitness minutes... Can someone shoot me a quick email telling me how to do these two things!? Thank you much! Fri, 4 Apr 2008 13:50:29 EST Hey There I think it is so cool that there is a Utah Valley group. I am trying to get and stay healthy. My goal is to be able to run a marathon in October. <em>182</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:41:24 EST The Newbie in Provo Hello my fellow Utahans! <BR> I'm so excited to hear about SparkPeople from a friend. She said she loved this website- so here I am. I am one of the many who gained weight simply from being married, moving, and life in general. I'm excited to meet everyone and would love any advice. :) Thanks! Kayla <em>213</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:28:29 EST Run 13 Hey guys! Have you all seen the ads everyone about the half marathon/marathon/5k??? <BR> <BR> This is going to be on April 5th, and you can register online until the 4th and also just show up and register. <BR> <BR> Go to <BR> <BR> I am going to do it with my family, the 5k. <BR> <BR> Crystal Thu, 27 Mar 2008 20:11:56 EST Hike the Y Okay everybody, April is coming up fast and furious! Time to start planning details for our long-anticipated hike to the "Y". First item of business is to pick a day! Are we looking at Saturdays? Weekdays? Sound off, everybody. I want everyone to feel like they are invited. I know we will most likely not be able to pick a date that will work for everybody, but the more people it will work for, the more people who come, the more fun it will be. We'll go slow so that everybody can finis... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:17:35 EST My Weight Victory May not mean much to you guys, but it was monumental to me. I weighed myself this morning just after taking a shower and it showed 189.8 (or something like that). I thought it was a zero error (happens occasionally with my digital scale, but auto-corrects immediately after) and was so pleased it did not auto-correct. I tried a couple more times to make sure I wasn't dreaming and after getting dressed weighed again and it showed 192.2, so sure enough, the 189.8 was correct earlier. After I... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:16:52 EST Anyone feel that earthquake this morning? What a ride. I am originally from california and am used to them. They are kind of thrilling, until they start doing damage, that is. Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:41:50 EST Slump Survivor! I figured... Nobody's started a victory forum yet, so I might as well :) <BR> <BR> Here's my current victory: I have been in a SLUMP for several days, feeling particularly lonely and ignored and, as a result, depressed and entirely unmotivated. I didn't want to track my food, I didn't want to go for walks, I didn't want to listen to happy music. <BR> <BR> Therein lies the victory - I didn't track my food, but I didn't eat everything in sight. I didn't work out, but I lifted weights a ... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:27:29 EST God's great Love & Glory COnference in SLC Hey all, I want to extend an invitation to anyone who may be interested in a trip to SLC. <BR> <BR> The Salt Lake City Foursquare and Hope for the Harvest are hosting a conference at SLC4S through Sunday. Joshua Mills is an annointed speaker who , through great Love, often shows physical manifestations of Gods Glory as he speaks. (i.e. Gold appears on his skin.) Also, Theresa Griffith and her husband Jeff are here too. Theresa is a gifted flutist ( flautist?) and will play music... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 03:36:07 EST First time 5k? I am interested in doing a 5K for the first time in my life. I don't run yet... but could work up to it I think. <BR> <BR> I just walk & have a broken Leg right now. Cast comes off on the 18th! <em>244</em> I have never broken a bone before so I have no idea what the time frame may be before I am as active as I was up until the accident. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me? Anyone have a suggestion for a good one? Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:11:14 EST Hi Hey everyone, I am new too. I am a sahm to 3 little girls. I need to loose weight! I was always really skinny before having kids, but I let myself go big time during my pregnancies. oops! Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:26:11 EST Recreation Centers I've been looking into the local Rec Centers because they usually offer services similar to gyms without the membership requirements or hefty prices. If you do get a membership, you can usually do it a month at a time. <BR> <BR> Here are the websites for some of the local city Recreation Centers :) <BR> <BR> American Fork: <BR> <BR><BR>e.asp?cid=AMFORK <BR> <BR> Lehi: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Orem: <BR>... Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:00:38 EST Great Deals on Great Food I figured we could use this to let each other know about specials we find in stores :) <BR> <BR> Through tomorrow, Maceys in Provo has Cameo Apples 11 lbs for $10 and 5 lb bags of Russet Potatoes 11 for $10 (yes, that's 5 pounds for less than a dollar). They also have Pork Roasts 11 lbs $10, Canned Albacore Tuna (if you don't like regular tuna) 11 for $10 and Quick-Frozen Pacific Salmon Fillets in bags (like frozen chicken breasts) 11 for $10. <BR> <BR> Check out the circular for a Maceys ... Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:36:27 EST FREEDOM RUN I think that we should all meet before the Freedom Run in Provo (July 4th) and take our picture for this site...then RUN (or walk). I think that sign ups begin February 15th Wed, 9 Jan 2008 13:48:21 EST What are your ideas for healthy eating cheaply? <em>3</em> I have been eating beans and lentils 'cause they are a healthy inexpensive protein. I have acquire a taste for them. Any other ideas? We live in Utah Valley, where can we find inexpensive produce? Ideas? Please post! Tue, 8 Jan 2008 15:18:42 EST newbie new me Hi just wanted to introduce my self. Been with sparks for one week now. I really love the calorie and nutrition counter. I think it will really help me stay aware I really did not relize how poor my nutrion was. I need to get motivated to exercice now, sure wish it wasent so cold out side. My favorite thing is hiking. Need to find something <BR> else. Any good ideas? Love life , Live life. <BR> <BR> J. <em>263</em> Mon, 7 Jan 2008 19:59:01 EST New to Spark. I'm new to this site, so sorry if I mention something that has already been mentioned. How do I get one of those cute little weight trackers? Fri, 4 Jan 2008 18:54:24 EST Anyone up for a 4 month challenge? I need to loose 35 pounds in 4 months. I want to end it with a hike to the "Y" or a bike ride on the trail to the lake. Any other ideas? Sun, 23 Dec 2007 15:35:01 EST Need some help...please help! Hello! <BR> <BR> I fell off the ban wagon in the fall & I need some encouragement to get back on. I'm a mom and I feel like I do not make enough effort to be an example of health for my kids. I have 4 months to loose 35 pounds. Dr.'s orders and I can't seem to climb off the couch. I don't want to set weight as a goal, but I need to get off of the obesety scale. Sun, 23 Dec 2007 15:33:03 EST Oh my Heck! I love this site! Just kidding! I hate when people use the word "heck", its so Utah! I have lived in Utah County my whole life. I love it here, it's so beautiful and I would'nt live anywhere else given the chance. I am 32 years old and am trying to stay motivated to lose weight for our 15th anniversary coming up next April. We will be celebrating it by going on a 7 day cruise to the Mexican Riviara end of March. I just wanted to introduce myself and see who else is out there. Thu, 6 Dec 2007 12:28:30 EST Holiday season rudeness! I'd like to let everyone know that I work at wal-mart in AF. I caputn't even count how many people have been extremely RUDE to me! I know that after spending a couple of hours shopping in Wal-mart all you want to do is get home. Trust me, I'm trying to get everyone in my check-out lane checked out as quickly as possible! I can't control how long it takes for old ladies to count their change out, or if someone's pin number is put in wrong and they have to put it in, etc. Being rude will n... Wed, 5 Dec 2007 12:49:19 EST How did everyone do for Thanksgiving? I had a hard time, Food is such my weakness! It's hard with this whole thing. Temptation everywhere! <em>20</em> Sun, 25 Nov 2007 23:46:43 EST Just saying Hi! Just wanted to say hi and all cuz I'm new! So, HI!!! Tue, 20 Nov 2007 15:12:17 EST Hi! I stumbled upon this page as I was browsing the biggest loser forums on a lady on there said that she had lost 98 lbs with this site, and I had never heard of it. I am in awe at how amazing this site is . . . no, seriously . . . does anybody else know what I'm talking about? <BR> <BR> I've been to countless weight loss sites over the past year. I have been a member of eDiets and WW in my quest for a healthy lifestyle . . . and although I love WW (it really is a great program) it ... Thu, 20 Sep 2007 02:39:34 EST Howdy All!! and any ideas? I'm new to this thing and want to get going on motivating myself. I have so much to lose that it's overwhelming at times. Anyone have any ideas on how they motivate themselves? I am excited about this website to see if I can get to the real me! Mon, 17 Sep 2007 02:42:01 EST where did everyone go????? <em>39</em> <BR> this is really sad?? I check here all the time and no one is saying anything at all. Come on, this is Provo people, we shoudl be sticking together to be a support team for each other, we all live close by we probably shop at some of the same stores, we could be giving eachother tips on the good sales we find at the grocery stores where all the good spots are for low cal dinning out, I mean this is our town and this is all our problem, we can be a help to one another,, not ... Sun, 16 Sep 2007 02:07:21 EST Missing Provo Girl Have you guys heard about the BYU Student who went missing last week? If not, here is the link to the story in the Trib: <BR> <BR> I always feel so safe in Provo, and it is sad that it takes something like this to remind me that anyone can be a victim, anywhere, at any time. I know they haven't found her yet, and there is still a chance that she's ok somewhere, but I know how awful people can be and how, in most cases like this, something terrible has happe... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 00:22:03 EST Are we going to be a GREAT TEAM or what? Hi team members, <BR> I'm new at this, but I really want to feel healthier and look healthier, so... one way of keeping myself motivated is by trying to motivate others! <BR> So, team, lets all drink those 8 glasses of water a day and do some type of exercise. <BR> <BR> Good luck with your goals <BR> take care Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:43:44 EST