SparkPeople Coral Springs Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Coral Springs area. Welcome! SparkPeople Coral Springs Sparkers Team Messageboard IS ANYONE OUT THERE? Looking for local Sparkers!! Add me! Tue, 2 Apr 2013 12:47:19 EST Broward Bike Meetup Is anyone interested in joining the Broward Bike Meetup? It is a very casual meetup that is just starting and is sponsored by Broward B-Cycle. It is cycling for social and fitness reasons, not the Olympics! You can do a search on to see the meetup page. Sat, 3 Nov 2012 10:57:09 EST Coral Springs... Is anyone there??? Just joined this team and am wondering where all the sparkers in Coral Springs are... <BR> Is this team going to become history? Sat, 22 Sep 2012 21:45:26 EST looking for a workout buddy I just got on Spark and I live in the Coconut Creek area; I would love to meet someone who is trying to get healthy like me and maybe, we could motivate each other to workout......I have a small gym here in the complex where we, I try a little walking and going to the gym! Good Luck to all!! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:28:04 EST Hi to all I am 51 and moved to Florida from Cape Cod iin 2008. I have been a personal trainer and exercise instructor specializing in seniors for many years. I have been struggling to lose my own last 10 lbs and then had a car accident. Three discs replaced in my neck and another 8 lbs to lose but I am doing real well considering. Takes a lot to bring me down. Love to walk and do pool exercises, can't lift weights or jump around too much anymore. Despite the down time I know it will be easier to ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 06:25:37 EST Introducing myself Hey all!..just wanted to introduce myself! My name is Renee..28 living in CS with my family. Happy New Year to everyone! I'm not new new to Sparkpeople..but I'm starting again!:) Sun, 1 Jan 2012 21:55:35 EST WHAT YOUR PLANS FOR 2012 HI EVERYONE!! <BR> Well another year gone.....Just curious about 2012.... WHATS YOUR GOAL FOR 2012??? <BR> WISHING ONE HAPPY HOLIDAYS <BR> KIMBER/CORAL SPRINGS Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:35:43 EST Where are you Is there any interest in keeping this team alive? If so post here and we can try to whip some life into the team <em>211</em> Sat, 6 Aug 2011 01:14:59 EST Free Class @ New Gym New Gym opening in Coral Springs. Core Performance & Fitness <BR> N.E. corner of 441 & Wiles (behind the Chevron Station) <BR> <BR> FREE KICKBOXING Tuesday 8/2/11 from 6 - 7 pm + Abs from 7 - 7:30 <BR> <BR> I know the instructor - Carolina Imery - She is totally AWESOME. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 21:50:23 EST Hello, SparkWorld I am here primarily to utilize the fitness/nutrition trackers as well as the support groups as I find time to join them. I am here to actually gain about 15 pounds of muscle mass and lose about 10 pounds of fat. I have about 25 years experience in the iron/nutrition/weight management lifestyle. Love talking/chatting about things regarding this portion of my life, as I am always learning. Hopefully, some of my experiences and knowledge can also be of use to others! Fri, 29 Jul 2011 12:16:32 EST Coupon to see "HAIR" @ Broward Center <link><BR>257 </link> <BR> <BR> Travel Zoo coupon to see the Broadway musical HAIR at Broward Center. Wed, 25 May 2011 22:10:25 EST I Need Help I am new on here and i really need help and motivation. If you are a women please message me back maybe we can help each other... THank you for reading this... <em>303</em> Tue, 10 May 2011 16:05:07 EST GROUPON ! <link><BR>-and-yoga?post_purchase=true </link> <BR> <BR> Great GROUPON today (Monday 4/25) for Fusion Fitness ! Mon, 25 Apr 2011 09:22:03 EST Newbie.. .looking for a buddy Hi...I'm new to sparks....just found out about this site two days ago and have all ready made some changes...and looking forward to making more....for exercise I like to I am looking for a walking buddy....I live in western coral springs... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 10:27:40 EST I'm new to Spark Hello....I recently joined spark....and am really looking forward to being successful in meeting my goal....I would like to find a walking I begin this quest of my new life.... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 07:52:05 EST Event in Lauderhill <link><BR>/big-cardio-event-2011 </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in going to this event ? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:19:43 EST OUR TOWN Festival Just wanted to let everyone know that Coral Springs is having their annual OUR TOWN Festival this weekend My friend - Todd - is a drummer and his band is playing Saturday night 9:30 - 11pm <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:18:14 EST Hi All! Hi, my name is Teresa and I just joined sparkpeople today. I have never done anything like this before. I live in Coral Springs, I'm 35, married and have a 14 year old son. I'm interested in losing weight and making new friends in the process! <BR> I love to walk early every morning about 6am.... other than that I don't exercise much and need to! I would also love to hear from other on how well this site has worked for you. <BR> Looking forward to making new friends and losing some weight! ... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:08:16 EST Finished my Sparks Page I hope I did it right. Please let me know if it's not. Sun, 23 Jan 2011 07:59:24 EST NEWBIE HI EVERYONE, I JUST STARTED SPARKS THIS MORNING AND I AM SO HAPPY THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE FROM CORAL SPRINGS. I CAN USE ALL OF THE ENCOURAGEMENT I CAN GET. IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN HAVING A BUDDY? Sat, 22 Jan 2011 07:53:28 EST Hello Hello everyone my name is Serica and I live off coral springs dr and sample road. I need a motivated person to walk with. I work overnight and I am tremendously over weight to the point I am depress. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:03:16 EST Boot Camp Hi, this is actually my very 1st to all of this. Does anyone know of any boot camps in the CS area? Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:55:28 EST Please read...... Hello all, <BR> <BR> Is there anyone out there who'd be interested in meeting for breakfast, lunch, or dinner one day just to meet and get to know each other. If so please respond to this and we can go from there. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 00:55:06 EST Hii Anyone in Coconut Creek? I'm looking for a walking buddy. Or someone I can take a class with maybe... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 09:18:15 EST KickBoxing Groupon Did anyone purchase the "Groupon" yesterday for the 4 KickBoxing sessions? I thought maybe a few Sparkers could meet up and take the classes together. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:08:51 EST Hi Hi, <BR> I turned 50 this year and so far I have lost 18 lbs I have another 12-14 more stubborn pounds to get rid of, and I am hoping this forum will give me the motivation and support to do it! Fri, 3 Sep 2010 20:06:57 EST Boot Camp Does anyone know of a boot camp in Coral Springs? Thanks. Tue, 18 May 2010 19:43:55 EST New to Spark and live in the area Hi, would love to find others who are out of shape and want to walk with someone who is just starting out. I have 35 pounds to lose so this is a long term goal! Thanks! Sat, 15 May 2010 12:08:14 EST Going on a road trip this Saturday till next wednesday. My son in the Marines is coming home from Afghanistan (finally) and we are going up to welcome the Marines home. I am so excited, I cannot wait.. I know there are going to be challenges with what I eat, but I am sure I will make the best decisions available..I will definitely have my laptop to track what I eat and do.. and of course there will be MANY only bad part is Im leaving my nice coral springs weather for North carolina .. Yikes.. ... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:51:48 EST Great Band at the Alehouse on St Pat's Day Hey CS Sparkers. I have a dear friend who is the drummer of an awesome band that is playing at the Coral Springs Alehouse on Wednesday March 17 St Pat's Day. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Come out and visit - they serve MGD64 beer for $2.00 a pint. Fits right in on the nutrition tracker, no problem ;) Sun, 7 Mar 2010 22:42:04 EST It's My Time!!! Hi All! I am a 32 year old mom. I live in South Florida with my husband, my children (both under 5) and our 2 dogs. I have struggled with weight all of my life and after a recent health scare I am committed to improving myself. I am looking for friends on this journey so fell free to say hi! Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:38:11 EST Hey Coral Springs Sparkers Hey Coral Spring Sparkers...Whats going on....I have been out for a good while. But would like to get back in the swing of things....Anybody up for taking some classes at balleys and/or walking on saturday also i can do it in the evenings after 6pm. I met Simone a few times but would love to get back involved. Email me if you want to chat....Kimber <em>213</em> Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:01:27 EST Help needed in Haiti Red Cross needs Creole and French speaking volunteers for a 24-hour bank. Call 305-776-6900 ASAP. American Airlines is taking doctors and nurses to Haiti for free. Please call 212-697-9767. Fri, 15 Jan 2010 13:11:03 EST New type of exercise monitor Saw this monitor mentioned on the Today Show. Has anyone used it? Like? Dislike? <BR> <BR> Philips DirectLife Advanced Activity Monitor <BR> <BR> Details can be found here: <BR> <BR> http: //<BR>philipsactivitymonitor. htm <BR> (remove spaces) Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:00:16 EST New Year New Me I have never posted to a forum before! I am ready to take charge of my health and life and hope that sparkpeople will help me reach my goals......20lbs by June 4th. Mon, 4 Jan 2010 20:18:35 EST What are your New Years resolutions? .... to take off another ten pounds and be more consistent Thu, 31 Dec 2009 12:46:14 EST Merry Christmas I just wanted to wish everyone in Coral Springs Sparkers a very merry, happy and safe Christmas!! <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I was not able to get some challenges together in time, but for a great reason!! Our Christmas present this year was our official acceptance to adopt a three year old little boy from China!! I've been running around filling out and mailing tons of forms (they call it "paper pregnant".) <BR> <BR> So have a joyous holiday, use common sense with all the tempting foods ... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 22:47:37 EST Thanksgiving Challenge ~Try to stay within 300 calories of your daily limit on Thanksgiving (and before/after) <BR> <BR> ~Try to fit in one extra walk to counteract extra calories consumed <BR> <BR> ~come back here and tell us how you did!!!!! Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:04:36 EST Cooler weather and exercise Were you more activity with the cooler weather? Did you get outside more? Harder workout? Let us know how you are doing!! <BR> <BR> I didn't get out walking but cleaned out a bunch of closets. Windows thrown open at night!! yes!! Sun, 8 Nov 2009 22:17:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 5 Nov 2009 19:39:12 EST "I Can Do It" SP Speaker conference, Nov 22 TAMPA Spark People is holding a conference in Tampa on Nov. 22nd. <BR> If you are interested, please read the details below. <BR> Offer expires NOVEMBER 13... <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople Speaker Series at “I Can Do It” Conference <BR> Message: Hi Florida! <BR> <BR> I wanted to remind you before the special offer expires that you can still join Chris ‘SparkGuy’ Downie & Other SparkFriends in Tampa, Florida for the SparkPeople Speaker Series at “I Can Do It” Conference <BR> <BR> Be one of the fi... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 15:28:08 EST Hello from coral springs! I just started sparkpeople recently, created an account a while ago but kinda lost touch with getting fit. I am planning to use the site for whatever help I can get out of it now. <BR> Also, dont hate me for this, but, I am a supervisor at Vocelli Pizza in coral springs :) <BR> <BR> I know pizza isnt the healthiest food but I just recently was able to put myself in check when it comes to control. I need to lose 28 pounds to be at my healthy weight! Wish me luck! <BR> I am trying a mix of W... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 01:42:52 EST Anyone in Coconut Creek Hi..I will be near Coconut Creek Parkway area between the high school and BCC..anyone live near here and interested in walking/exercising please let me know. There's a park near that area also that's nice for walking and has a playground for kids, if necessary. Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:33:45 EST Fitness mapping ~ ** really cool ** !!!! Now you can map out your work out routine using a personalized neighborhood map!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_maps_home.asp </link> <BR> <BR> After you click on the above link, you can map out your walking/running or biking route and it will calculate the distance for you, calculate speed and calories burned!!! You can save each different route as a different map and add it to your fitness tracker whenever you walk that route!! <BR> <BR> How cool is tha... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 22:02:33 EST Anyone out there?? I'm looking for a buddy to get help with motivation, accompany in exercise, or whatever and looking to help in return to reach weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> There's over a thousand member and this is such an inactive team! If there's anyone willing to come together so at least some of us can be more active and motivate each other to accomplish our goals PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU'RE INTERESTED. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 2 Oct 2009 11:48:02 EST Planet Fitness anyone?? <BR> Hello, I'm back! I am looking for Sparkers that goes to Planet Fitness or is planning to join. I had a baby almost 2 months ago and need to get moving on reducing my weight. I live in Coral Springs but will be moving to Coconut Creek in about a month or so, and will be joining Planet Fitness. I am looking for buddies in the mean time. Please respond here or Sparkmail me. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Sat, 26 Sep 2009 05:08:10 EST Hi I am new to sparkpeople Hi my name is Bonnie and I am new to sparkpeople I am happy to be on your teams.On my way to healthy eating and fitness Fri, 11 Sep 2009 07:50:31 EST President Speech & Kids Lesson Plan at School? I'm curious to see what others think here about your children's day to day curriculum being disrupted to watch this speech and the lesson plans that will come after, with questions such as "How does Obama inspire you?" <BR> <BR> Will you let your kid stay home? Will you attend school to watch this with your child? How do you feel about this?. I think that the LEAST they could have done would be send authorization forms home for parents to give permission, curious to see what others think. He... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 09:58:45 EST just joined.... Well i have tried lots of diet & exercise sites...hopefully this one works...need to get motivated to EXERCISE Tue, 1 Sep 2009 18:33:31 EST Namaste ! I am PK. My first time on the site. So far its good. <BR> Well may be a little overwhelming. I really hope it works ! <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 05:02:51 EST Good snacks ~ suggestions What do you go for when you have the munchies? <BR> <BR> <BR> ~ Tropical trail mix Sun, 9 Aug 2009 06:34:56 EST gonna give it another shot....! I have tried a million diets and NOTHING works. The older I get it just keeps adding up. Hopefully with the help of sparkpeople I can get back on track. nice website btw! Tue, 4 Aug 2009 15:13:07 EST Tracking Goals - Instructions To track a goal, go to the Team Goals section of the team page. Click ~TRACK GOAL~ on the far right of the goal you are measuring. This will take you to your ~Other Goals~ page. There is a section called ~Coral Springs Sparkers Team Goals.~ This page has a spot for each goal and each day of the week. Click on the + button for the goal and day and it will bring up a pop up window for you to enter the quantity for that goal. Once you have done that, click on the Toggle button in the or... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 16:57:38 EST How are you doing with your plan? Post here!! I have had six months where I didn't do so well. Gained a pound or two back, slacked off on the exercising. But I have gotten back my resolve to control portion sizes (esp at restaurants) and am trying to stay away from the junk as much as possible. Sun, 26 Jul 2009 12:44:11 EST Just Joined - 06-19-09 Hi, My name is Randy (female, age 47, married, 2 kids, living in coral springs)and I am very new to Sparkpeople. I just learning how to use this site, and am excited to find others in Coral Springs. I'll write more when I start and experience all the website has to offer. I would love to hear from others, about the pros and cons of using this website and how sucessful you are (so far). Thanks. Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:50:32 EST Please stay safe A lawn maintenance man was struck and killed by lightening in yesterday afternoon's thunder storms very close to where I live. Please be cautious when exercising outdoors especially with the daily storms we have been getting. Remember, if you can HEAR thunder, then you are CLOSE ENOUGH to be struck by lightening. Keep on Sparkin!! <BR> Joanne Tue, 9 Jun 2009 12:06:48 EST MEETINGS, sit and talk about recovery <BR> This is basically a support group of individuals talking about their experience, strength, and hope, to be connected to an in person fellowship of food addicts learning how to overcome their unhealthy relationship from food and compulsive over eating. <BR> <BR> Overeaters Anonymous or OA <BR> <BR> There are meetings twice a day every day, (except Sunday) some up to a 30 minute drive away, most are less and closer to home in Tamarac, Plantation, Pompano and Boca Raton. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 13:54:05 EST Are you Addicted to Food? Emotional eaters, comfort, boredom, social, recreational, stuff our feelings, relief from feelings, or just escape in general. <BR> <BR> Simply Put, we have (1) created within our bodies an abnormality of the body, a sensitivity to certain foods, mostly sugars and carbohydrates...which means that once we start indulging in certain "compulsive eating behaviors" or eating certain kinds of foods (mindless old eating patterns of junk foods) we develop cravings which overpower us; and then... Sat, 23 May 2009 13:35:37 EST What's your secret for avoiding that craving? Why does the cheesecake call to me when my elderly doggie gets me up at 4am!!? <BR> <BR> Gotta secret to avoid caving to those cravings? Share it here (please??) Thu, 21 May 2009 12:50:00 EST Stay-at-home Mommy screams out!!! Helloooo, help! Hello everyone! I'm a stay-at-home mom in desperate need of a buddy. A buddy for weight loss, motivation, and support. (lol, is that too much to ask??) I live in Coral Springs. Thank you to anyone who can help me along through the website and give me some pointers on how to start. Thu, 14 May 2009 11:23:24 EST What's your favorite low calorie desert? Mine is chocolate pudding or anything key lime flavored! Wed, 13 May 2009 21:06:37 EST Struggling Why does this journey have to be so hard? Why do I start off gung-ho for 3, 4, 5 months and then lose steam SO easily? So aggravating!! It is such a struggle to balance Sparking and all the other daily responsibilities. I get so over focused on whatever I am doing to the detriment of my other interests, including Spark people and the diet. It has been a long slippery slide and I just can't seem to get my footing again. And I know in my head I need to change how I am behaving, ... Wed, 13 May 2009 16:18:50 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:54:25 EST Hello to All from a fellow Springs resident :) I was the kind of person that has payed for Yoga classes at the community center but never attended. Enrolled in Planet Fitness but soon after lost interest. Really do love to go camping and be more involved in outdoor activities/traveling (fishing in Loxahatchee for example or camping out in Everglades City). <BR> <BR> My day job is in front of a computer and my hobbies include gaming- combined with the lack of continuous exercise and red wine (I cant resist), it has gotten me a bit offtrac... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 21:58:54 EST Know someone affected by Autism or Alzheimer's? One out of every five Americans knows someone with a disability or special need. Therefore, we invite you to walk for a family member, a loved one, a friend, a coworker, a neighbor, or even a stranger. <BR> <BR> Join hundreds of participants united and excited for a common cause to help children and adults with disabilities in our community. The actual Walk may not be far -- just one, or three miles -- but the journey promises to be extraordinary. <BR> <BR> <BR> Register online at www.walk... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:49:03 EST Free Weight Loss Speech I was chosen to do a weight loss speech about my story on Thursday February 26th at the Hyatt Place in Plantation. If anyone is interested or knows anyone just go to this website and check it out... <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Just sign up with your email to reserve a seat! <BR> Thank you! Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:54:53 EST slide backwards Since December Lots of things in my life has changed like new demands at works, the holidays,and extra blockades at home has set me back on my routine and my eating habits. And I can physically feel it too. I am yoyoing with my weight and have lost total control of my exercise routine. Disappointed in myself and now that I turned 46 I decided as of today it's time for myself and get back into my goals I have set for myself and start over again. Thank God I'm not back to my 180-190's weight ... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 01:34:55 EST Hi Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined Spark a few days ago. I've been struggling with trying to lose some poundages for a while :-) I've never really had a support group, hence my failure thus far. So here I am trying again and hoping this time I can make it. <BR> Would really appreciate anyone interested in being buddies through this journey. <BR> <BR> Take care, <BR> Annette Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:29:47 EST Question of the Week~ What's your favorite veggie? What is your favorite vegetable? Do you have a great/different way of cooking it? If so, please share.... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 11:38:31 EST Let's play a game: Go Fish Here's a simple game called Go Fish. <BR> <BR> The first person asks a yes or no question. If the next poster answers yes, they then ask a new question. If they can't answer yes, they say "go fish" and the next person sees if they can answer the question. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Poster #1: Can you swim? <BR> Poster #2: Go Fish <BR> Poster #3: Go Fish <BR> Poster #4: Yes. Do you have red hair? <BR> <BR> If no one answers yes in 24 hours, anyone can ask a new question. <BR> <B... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 10:08:26 EST Question of the week~ workouts and guests How do you fit in your workout when you have guests staying with you? Mon, 15 Dec 2008 19:20:47 EST Linked to the Ft Lauderdale Page 5k Walk / Run Thanks go out to Simone and JoAnne for linking us to the Spark America official city page. <BR> When checking out the Ft Laduerdale city page, now you can see our latest threads and... <BR> We can add resources to be accessed at any time; each with a thread of its own for comments. <BR> <BR> IF YOU FEEL SO INCLINED....feel free to add a CS city link under the Resources for parks and recreation to the official "Spark Ft Lauderdale City" page...or anything else you might want to promote or get... Thu, 11 Dec 2008 20:27:29 EST The Path Away From Being Plump Class Assignment #1. <BR> <BR> Please open your books to page... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1199 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1220 </link> <BR> <BR> Go to the very top big bold heading of "Healthy Lifestyle" and then the 'fitness' section under that heading. Then from their main fitness page for articles....look to the left for Spark People's "Walking Guide." <BR> <BR> Take a day to r... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 13:31:49 EST WALK ACROSS AMERICA ~ Won't you join us? Join Coral Springs Team members on a virtual walk across the US on the American Discovery Trail. Starting at the Cape Henlopen State park in Delaware, make your way across the US to Point Reyes National Seashore on the San Francisco shore!! At each destination, click on the weblinks to discover something new/historical. (Make sure to scroll down the webpage to view the "pit stops" along the way.) <BR> <link><BR>lkingusa.htm </link> <BR> This link d... Sun, 7 Dec 2008 15:13:33 EST Question of the week ~ What are your 2009 goals? What are your health/lifestyle goals for 2009? Sun, 7 Dec 2008 08:33:45 EST Other activities? <BR> Is anyone interested in any other activities other than walking? Maybe tennis, volleyball, etc. Please respond so we can have more members active! We're all local which means we can all try to meet, workout, motivate, and support each other! Fri, 5 Dec 2008 03:06:11 EST Did I Reveal That? Did I Reveal That..... <BR> I got up early worked out for a little over an hour! Had an awesome workout!!! <BR> <BR> DIRT... Tonight I will get some running in and then an hour long class of Bootcamp... BURN BURN BURN those calories!! <BR> <BR> DIRT... I am so glad this team is back up and running!! Tue, 2 Dec 2008 09:55:51 EST Question of the Week ~ What is your favorite...? What is your favorite equipment to use at the gym and why....? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Dec 2008 22:09:36 EST HOLIDAY'S ARE HARD TO HANDLE HI, <BR> WITH EVERYONE IN THE FESTIVE MOOD AND FOOD EVERYWHERE YOU TURN, IT'S DIFFICULT TO MANAGE STAYING <BR> ON A FOOD PLAN. ALSO THE RUSH AND TURMOIL OF THE HOLIDAYS MAKE MY EMOTIONS GO HAYWIRE. I KNOW I NEED HELP TO SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE REAL SENSE OF THE HOLIDAY. MAYBE SOME OF YOU KNOW HOW TO NOT MAKE FOOD <BR> THE MAIN CHARACTER. OR THE THING I TEND TO TURN TO WHEN I'M EXHAUSTED, FRUSTRATED, ANGRY, OR JUST PLIAN LONELY. I'M NEW TO THIS SITE BUT NOT AT ALL NEW TO THIS PROBLEM. THANKS... Sat, 29 Nov 2008 20:14:24 EST THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE Welcome to the newest team challenge for Coral Springs Sparkers. We have posted two team goals for Thanksgiving. (See Team Challenges to join) <BR> <BR> 1st goal: Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner and have dessert if you want to!! The goal is to have a reasonable intake on Thursday, and not exceed your daily calorie limit by more than 200 calories. Please post your results in this thread and the challenges you might have faced. <BR> <BR> 2nd goal: Do an extra workout over the h... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:42:38 EST TEAM MEMBER SAFETY *** PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND ON THIS THREAD, PLEASE POST UNDER TEAM PARTICIPATION Forum (AM, PM, WEEKENDS) *** <BR> <BR> Team members may not feel safe posting specifics for exercise get-togethers on the Team Page site. In order to meet others, please post only the DATE and TIME you would like to meet/are meeting. Use SPARK MAIL as a way to communicate the location for the specific get together once an individual has expressed interest in meeting up with you. This lets others know a gathering ... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:14:54 EST Safety and Team Opportunities posting *** PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND ON THIS THREAD, PLEASE POST UNDER TEAM PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES (AM, PM, WEEKENDS) *** <BR> <BR> Team members may not feel safe posting specifics for exercise get-togethers on the Team Page site. In order to meet others, please post only the DATE and TIME you would like to meet/are meeting. Use SPARK MAIL as a way to communicate the location for the specific get together once an individual has expressed interest in meeting up with you. This lets others kno... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 15:44:33 EST Do You Need Motivation? Do you need some motivation? A Role Model? Did you miss the Monday episode of Today Show, Joy Fit Club? Well guess what, we have a member, right here in our own back yard!! AND she's a CORAL SPRINGS SPARKER!!!!! <BR> <BR> Please join me in congratulating Kimmee (JELLYBEAN72) on her induction into the Joy Fit Club!!!!! Way to go, Kimmee!! <BR> <BR> Click the link below to see Kimmee in the Today Show video: <BR> <link><BR>7768620#27768620 </link>... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 09:21:54 EST Coral Springs Parks This should help to locate parks for meeting. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rksBrochure.pdf </link> Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:24:17 EST Team Guidelines This is a great group because we are a local group. This means, not only can we support each other online, but we can meet face to face to exercise together and get to know each other on a personal level, so our motivation and support can be even more personal and meaningful. <BR> <BR> As one of your new team leaders, I would like to draw your attention to some of the new areas on the team page. There are the Team Participation Opportunities posts. You can post in one or all of these posts ... Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:42:18 EST For weekend group, post here If you are available to meet with group members to exercise together on the weekend, please post your availability here. Include where you would like to meet, what days/times, what you would like to do. If you see someone's post that suits your exercise needs and availability, post a brief reply and follow-up with a personal message to them to solidify your plans. Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:24:15 EST For weekday evening group, post here If you are available to meet with group members to exercise together during the week, in the evenings, please post your availability here. Include where you would like to meet, what days/times, what you would like to do. If you see someone's post that suits your exercise needs and availability, post a brief reply and follow-up with a personal message to them to solidify your plans. Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:22:55 EST For weekday morning group, post here If you are available to meet with group members to exercise together during the week, in the mornings, please post your availability here. Include where you would like to meet, what days/times, what you would like to do. If you see someone's post that suits your exercise needs and availability, post a brief reply and follow-up with a personal message to them to solidify your plans. Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:21:16 EST Team Leaders needed Are you interested in being a team leader for Coral Springs Sparkers? Are you great at motivating others? Let's get CS Sparkers going again!! <BR> If you are interested in being team leader or co-leader, please contact me or Spark Coach Jen. Thanks!! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>9</em> <em>250</em> Sat, 8 Nov 2008 19:41:04 EST Hi I'm Janine. I've lived in Coral Springs on and off for 27 years. I am engaged to a wonderful man and have a BEAUTIFUL daughter from my previous marriage. I've always had a weight problem and now I'm out of control. Any help will be appreciated and anyone who needs a walking partner, let me know. <BR> Thank you Tue, 14 Oct 2008 20:35:05 EST HOW WAS YOUR DAY??? How about a spot to report on how your day went.....This way u can just log in and SAY HI when ever u can.....ANYWAYS im off to bed.....Chat with you all soon,,,,,,I HOPE!!! <BR> KIMBER Sun, 5 Oct 2008 23:50:55 EST newbie Hi all i am new here,i live in coral spring and looking forward to be in this group, i just join,spark two days ago,i am here to get motovation on my weight lost, i just joined 24 hour fitness and would love a buddy from cp to go walking and to gym Fri, 5 Sep 2008 18:35:47 EST Need a walking buddy! Hi, I am desperately looking for a walking buddy. I was walking regularly, got lazy, and stopped and regaining weight lost. I live by Coral Ridge Drive between Sample and Wiles Road. If anyone lives in the area and wants to go walking PLEASE let me know. Child or no child, is ok, I have a 3 yr old who usually comes along in a stroller. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Sharmila Thu, 4 Sep 2008 14:43:23 EST LA Fitness on University Ok I have deceided to go to LA Fitness at 5:30am every morning. If anyone is interested in a buddy let me know! I would like a gym buddy! Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:28:32 EST Newbie here Hey everyone! Im Leilani. Im 22 years old. I just joined this website. kinda cool. ha anyway if anyone wants a work out/weight loss buddy let me know! my aim is missleiiani Tue, 29 Jul 2008 06:24:30 EST Anyone up for biking??? Hi everyone! I would like to start biking around on westveiw drive all the way up to maybe coral rigde dr or so. If anyone is interested let me know!! <BR> <BR> thanks! Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:24:33 EST Hi everyone! Im a NEWBIE Hi!! Im 24 yr old and just had a baby 7months ago. I have been married for 3 yrs now! I am dying to lose 31 lbs to feel great and be healthy! I live off of Westveiw and University. Right in front of the Target and next to the Magnolia movie theater I would love to have a buddy to ride bikes around the neigborhood or go to the gym to work out. I have a membership to LA fitness. I need all the motivation possible Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:25:25 EST Workout Buddy Hello Team! I live in North Lauderdale, Florida and I'm looking for a workout partner who will commit to 3x a week. I enjoy weight training, spinning, cardio in the form of elliptical machines and stair climber. Not big into treadmills but do enjoy walking outdoors as long as it's coupled with a HIIT program. Send me an e-mail and let's reach our goal together! Look forward to hearing from you. Sat, 5 Jul 2008 10:32:42 EST 24 Fitness I was actually thinking of going there but I just want to take the classes. Sun, 25 May 2008 18:43:53 EST hi! Hey Im Kris.. I'm new to this site .. I heard about it from a friend who has lost 30 lbs already..thought i'd give it a try. Im a manager at publix and since I was promoted I havent had time for much of anything so i've gained some weight..and I'm trying to make time to lose it and more. Tue, 13 May 2008 18:39:28 EST Getting ready for summer Hello everyone- welcome to May! <BR> <BR> Just thought I would see how everyone is getting ready for the next few months of summer (yes summer does lat about 10 months in South Florida). With the increase in outdoor activities, beach trips, picnics etc. remember to watch out for the heat and to stay hydrated. Also don't beat yourself up if you overindulge once in awhile- some summer treats are just too hard to resist. <BR> <BR> Keep up the excellent work everyone and keep in touch with the ... Wed, 7 May 2008 10:43:49 EST I'm thinking of joining Planet Fitness, Reviews? Hi Everyone. I'm thinking of joining Planet Fitness the price and hours are perfect for me. I'm not looking for a lot of frills or classes. Has anyone here been there? Any reviews would be helpful. Thanks. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 15:06:22 EST 24 Hour Fitness Anyone????? Would anyone want to go to 24 hour Fitness with me. I neeeeeeeed a workout buddy! I can't keep motivated! <BR> <BR> I can go anytime the Nursery is open! :) Fri, 4 Apr 2008 18:38:39 EST Team Exercise Calendar Ok Team! We have been making a wonderful effort to get together for some healthy sweating, so I figured I would dedicate a thread to it. Please feel free to post you workout schedules to this thread, so that we will all know how to catch up with a Buddy/Team... <BR> We will need to know: <BR> 1) Location <BR> 2) Day of the Week <BR> 3) Time <BR> 4) Anything else you feel is necessary! <BR> <BR> Thank you all for supporting each other.. There is NO I in TEAM! Sun, 30 Mar 2008 16:40:36 EST April 21 Days to Better Habits Challenge The Mission (Should you choose to accept it): Create Better Life Habits! <BR> <BR> It has been said that it takes 21 days to make something a habit. I thought this would be something interesting to try! <BR> <BR> The Requirements: <BR> 1) Set a goal-ex 30 mins cardio everyday for 21 days. <BR> 2) Track per day-ex day 1 30 mins <BR> 3) Doing ur goal even when u don't feel like it! <BR> 4) Check In with the Group! <BR> This will probably be a difficult challenge, because it will force us ... Sat, 29 Mar 2008 21:40:27 EST April 5 In 5 Challenge The Mission (Should you choose to accept it): To Get Fit with 5 <BR> <BR> This is the plan that supposedly got Halle Berry in shape for her role as Catwoman. The plan is based around the number 5. <BR> <BR> 1) 5 Week Plan- that could easily be a lifestyle (The End of April) <BR> 2) 5 meals a day that have 5 ingredients, take 5 minute's to prepare (not including cooking time) <BR> 3) 5 workouts a week that consists of 5 phases each 5 minutes long (5 warmup with cardio, 5 upper body resista... Sat, 29 Mar 2008 21:30:45 EST And the Winner Is... March Sparker Of The Month Wow! I asked for you to step up as a group and you knocked me off of my feet! All of you did an incredible job in the month of March and I know April will be even better! <BR> <BR> The March H2O Challenge Winner is:JackieV203 <BR> The March 5lb Challenge Winner is: Colleenanne @ 6.25lbs <BR> Honorable Mentions: PrincessOfPink & Veg954 <BR> <BR> Congratulations to everyone and I can't wait to see you in the next challenge. Ladies be sure to check your Sparkpages for Goodies from CSSparkers Sat, 29 Mar 2008 21:10:47 EST Buddy / Motivator Needed Hi All !! I would love to connect with someone or more than one person and get together to walk and work my way up to more strenuous activity. I have been walking approx 2 miles 3 to 5 times a week. Just tried doing Tai Bo for the first time in 2/3 of the way through the training section. LOL Gotta start some where. Drop me line. Sat, 29 Mar 2008 15:53:34 EST Exercise /walking buddy I live in Margate, Florida and am looking for a SP walking/exercise buddy. Please email me if interested. <BR> Thanks <BR> Jenae Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:17:11 EST Blogging Is A Great Form of Therapy I was taking a look around the team page and stumbled across a blog entry. It dawned on me that there is a certain therapeutic quality in writing (or blogging in this case). I have always kept a journal and I blog from time to time, but it is reading someone else's inner thoughts that make me realize I am not alone in this journey. I would like to encourage you all to put your feelings down on paper, let go of the notions that you do not deserve to be happy just for you. No more guilt, no mor... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 12:27:04 EST What Exercise Works Well For You? I am constantly trying to add to my workout routine. So I figured what better place to share some ideas than here. Let everyone know what exercise is helping you along your journey to fitness. I tried the modified plank last night for the first time and my abs are letting me know it today <em>198</em> ! Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:05:17 EST Introductions!! Since we are starting this group over, I figured we should introduce ourselves. Everyone can feel free to use this thread for their intros. <BR> <BR> My name is Renae, I live on the west end of Coral Springs (close to the Aquatic Center). I am a single parent to a beautiful 11 year old girl. I battled with my weight for as long as I can remember. In my family only the thin ones can be the pretty ones, so I was "the smart one". I started my journey in January 2007 @ 232lbs, in preparation for... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 16:34:30 EST 4 Down Only 300 to Go! Hey CS Sparkers! Over the next couple days, you will notice a few changes to the team page. I volunteered to be the Team Leader for our group. Any and all suggestions are welcome, so never be afraid to send me a message! I put a challenge out into the Universe for March and 3 trendsetting members have already signed up! Will you be next? We hope so. The March H2O challenge is still out there, so I encourage everyone to at least check out the calculator (it was an eye-opener for me). Together ... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 19:42:44 EST March H2O Challenge We have all heard about the benefits of water in the weightloss process. How many of use are acutally getting enough water. After doing some searching online, I found this H2O breakdown. <BR> <BR> The Mission: Drink the correct amount of water for your situation! <BR> <BR> The Requirements: <BR> 1. Post to this thread that you are joining the challenge. <BR> 2. Visit the website listed and take the 10 question survey.<BR>calculator.htm <BR> 3. P... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 13:20:11 EST March 5lb Challange Ok, so a few of you have shown some interest in jump starting the CS Team. What better way then to throw a March Challenge out there. <BR> <BR> The Mission (Should you choose to accept it): Lose at least 5lbs by March 31st! <BR> <BR> The Requirements: <BR> 1. Post to this thread that you are joining the challenge. <BR> 2. Keep the group up-to-date on your progress! We want to know what worked, what didn't work, etc.. <BR> 3. Reach out to at least ONE member of the group that is not act... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 13:04:53 EST March 5lb Spark Challenge Anyone? Ok, so a few of you have shown some interest in jump starting the CS Team. What better way then to throw a March Challenge out there. <BR> <BR> The Mission (Should you choose to accept it): Lose at least 5lbs by March 31st! <BR> <BR> The Requirements: <BR> 1. Post to this thread that you are joining the challenge. <BR> 2. Keep the group up-to-date on your progress! We want to know what worked, what didn't work, etc.. <BR> 3. Reach out to at least ONE member of the group that is not active,... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 14:41:12 EST Looking for someone that is fearless!! Hello CS Sparkers! My name is Renae and I live off Coral Ridge Dr between Sample and Wiles. I have been following the TV show America's Best Dance Crew and would love to take some classes. I found a school in CS and it is reasonably priced. The catch: All the instructors are very young, so for the first time I feel old and a little afraid of looking like a fool LOL! Anyone fearless enough to take a class or two with me? Looks like it could be fun and great exercise. Mon, 3 Mar 2008 10:38:53 EST Anyway to jump to start the group? Good afternoon all - is there any way to jump start this support team? I am new to the group and willing to step up- but it would help to know there are other CS-ers out there- participators, email & blog readers- anyone? Even if people aren't able to do get together support gatherings- perhaps we can become more active supporting each other through emails & blogs on the site. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and I apologise in advance to any who take offense, I know everyone ... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 13:29:22 EST anyone up for walking in Parkwood/Grand Reserve? Hello to all those in CS, <BR> I live in the Parkwood/Grand Reserve/Windsor Bay area and thought I would see if there was anyone nearby that might want to buddy up on walking or bike riding. My schedule is a flexible one- so I am available day, afternoon or early evening. Drop me a message is you are interested. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend and thinking positive supportive thoughts to all!!! <em>232</em> Sun, 17 Feb 2008 20:47:24 EST 250+ Members? I live in Coral Springs. I love the Aquatic Center, I am a member of Planet Fitness. I ride my bike. I walk. I play tennis and racketball... <BR> I have met up and walked with several people from this site for as long as they were willing... <BR> <BR> I cant get over that this team has THAT many members and barely any activity at all. Its bumming me out. <BR> I need to take care of Number one and devote my time and posts to more profitable places. <BR> <BR> Shar, I will miss you...keep... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 21:04:18 EST Who are you? Hi Im Carollynn. <BR> Im a 39 years old, I am the 7th child born into a family of 10. My brother and I live in the family household. I am single, female, who has lived in Coral Springs (off/on) since 1980. I have gone to various colleges, trade schools, tried this or that profession....and have yet to find myself really. <BR> <BR> In the last 5 years before sparkpeople, I had gotten up to close to 300 pounds playing/working at my computer and not really doing anything more than PC n TV fo... Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:50:08 EST Hello all in Coral Springs! Hello! I am here in Coral Springs, Florida and am trying to start a weight loss program. Good Luck to everyone! Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:59:02 EST Anyone up for the Butterfly Run Feb 3rd? Hi, I'm a refugee from Fort Lauderdale Sparkers. About three of us so far have decided to meet up this Sunday at a local 5k in Coconut Creek. I'll be walking it. It might be fun to meet some local sparkers and get some exercise. Maybe even spread the spark. Anyone up for it? You can find us on Fort Lauderdale Sparkers or send me a sparkmail. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 28 Jan 2008 20:58:04 EST Anybody want to join me in MY JOURNEY Getting to be a healthy weight again is not a temporary thing to be had only when you are fed up with your clothes being too tight and dissatisfied with your appearance, or short of breath and breaking a sweat from simply walking, or climbing a short flight of stairs. Unfortunately, this is the rock at the bottom for many of us to take note that there is something wrong and try to do something about it. <BR> Diet and exercise are essential, but not the complete answer to the equation. ... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:49:16 EST Anyone up for walking? Hello, <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR! <BR> <BR> I'm Sharmila, 25 yr old female, live in Coral Springs near Coral Ridge Dr. between Wiles & Samlple Road. I'm looking for walking buddies nearby. If anyone is interested please email me. I need to lose about 30 lbs and need company to exercise, will get bored alone and give up. :-( <BR> <BR> Thanks & GOOD LUCK TO ALL! Wed, 2 Jan 2008 07:49:59 EST Looking for a Gym Do you go to a Gym? Are you happy or unhappy with it? I'm looking for recommendations for places in Coral Springs or Margate. My employer offers "discounts" for some of the local gyms, but I would really like to go to a place that's not all "look at me, aren't I marvelous", and one that doesn't pressure you into signing long term contracts. <BR> <BR> Tell me what you like about your Gym! Thu, 25 Oct 2007 11:42:51 EST HI EVERYONE I live in North Lauderdale. Don't really have many friends, and hope to meet some new people thru Sparkpeople. I've just started my weight-loss, life improvement journey. Sun, 14 Oct 2007 11:54:37 EST Hello!! My name is Ginger and am looking for some motivation and support in my quest for better health. I am happy to get going and looking forward to meeting new people. <em>224</em> Thu, 2 Aug 2007 16:11:16 EST