SparkPeople Spark Fort Lauderdale - The Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County area. It includes their neighbors in neighboring counties and people who might think of joining! Welcome! SparkPeople Spark Fort Lauderdale - The Official Team Team Messageboard Is there a Laplander here in Ft Lauderdale.? Looking for a Laplander. I live in Tamarac Sun, 10 Jan 2016 09:53:45 EST workout buddy i live in Davie.. near 441 and 595, looking for a workout buddy.. I would like to motivate other as i motivate myself to lose weight and become a better me. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:42:12 EST Free Fit Camp I go to a fit camp in Tamarac. It is awesome. Very family friendly you can bring the kids too. You have to register so if you're interested message me. All are welcome. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:45:18 EST Free Fit Camp I go to a fit camp in Tamarac. It is awesome. Very family friendly you can bring the kids too. You have to register so if you're interested message. All are welcome. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:38:51 EST Would like a workout partner Hi I haven't been on the site in a long time. Gained back weight I lost. I am almost 54 yrs old. Live in the Plantation area and would love workout buddy/friend. Anyone around that is interested? Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:57:45 EST BRIGITTE HELLO, I AM BACK AT IT AGAIN...I HAVE 40LBS TO LOSE...GOOD LUCK! Sun, 17 Nov 2013 21:53:06 EST Eating mostly raw food My name is Susy. I have high blood pressure and have decided to eat a raw diet for the last 2 months. It seems to be helping. Would love to know your thoughts on eating raw if you do, and how do you include enough protein in your diet? Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:17:41 EST Workout partner I go to LA fitness on the corner of Commercial and Dixie. Would love a workout partner, though. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:57:12 EST wourkout buddy Looking for a workout partner to go to youfit in the sunrise area I generally go in the mornings around 10 am but can change my schedule around if that doesn't work . :) Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:21:05 EST looking for a walking group or partner anyone live near A1A and Sunrise Blvd area?? and wanting to walk???? Im looking for a group or partner that would be able to walk evenings around 6-6:30 pm and anytime on weekends(preferablly mornings..9-9:30am) We could motivate eachother!! Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:21:04 EST Hey there!! My name is Alison and I am stressed about my muffin top. Looking for advice on how to get rid of it. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:35:32 EST Hello All!! Hi, I am a new member. My resolution this year is Keeping in good health. I am not looking to so much loose weight but maintain my current weight while eating healthy and exercise more. I must say that SparkPeeps is helping me do just that. Keep in good health everyone and take it one day at a time. <BR> <BR> To good health, <BR> <BR> Mara Tue, 5 Feb 2013 21:36:57 EST turnerboy01 i this is turnerboy01 am i justfind this site and hoping to get all the help i need to be well Wed, 5 Dec 2012 17:34:16 EST Margate/Coral Springs? I live in Margate and would love to meet fellow Sparkers in the area. <BR> Please message me. <BR> Thanks. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 09:51:43 EST Where do you work out? Hello Neighbors, <BR> I created this tread to see where my new neighbors workout and what makes them workout there. Hoping that this will help each other realize a place they might not have consider before or help in trying to set up a buddy system. <BR> <BR> Before I was living in Davie and use to go to Central Park because of the 3/4 mile walk around the fountain and the trail was a fitness walk with stations for pull ups, push ups, sit ups, etc. Central Park also has fields and a... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:09:16 EST Anyone in the sunrise area? Is theres anyone in sunrise who would like to be workout partners Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:55:53 EST weekly chat 9/3/12-9/9/12 GM morning Ft. Lauderdale! <BR> <BR> I welcome everyone to post a message on how they are doing or even if you just drop by to say hello. <BR> <BR> Looking forward on hearing from my new neighbors! <BR> <BR> Happy Labor day to all! Hopefully everyone enjoys the holiday! Mon, 3 Sep 2012 08:41:48 EST Walking at Markham Park Tuesday 6:00 We are trying to get this going again. Write a response by 11:00 tonight and I will send an update on both threads...there is the original thread and this one. Cheri <BR> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:18:01 EST Hi I'm Madison :) Hey everyone! My name is Madison Franetic and I am 21 years old. I currently attend Florida State University (Go Noles!) going into my last year and in the past, when heading back to school, I haven't made the best eating decisions. I gained about 13 pounds my last semester just through not taking care of myself the way I should be. I lost 15 pounds so far and I am pushing to lose another 10 to reach my goals! I'm trying to stay motivated and focused, but it's definitely been difficult and it... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:13:01 EST Hello, How are you? I am looking for exercise buddies... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:43:47 EST being a winner while loosing weight. Keeping the right attitudes and reviewing perspectives. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 08:44:18 EST What a beautiful day! I had such an amazing day today i just have to share! I attend Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano but this morning i attended the meeting at Coral Springs hospital and it is a 35 minute drive for me but i promised someone i would try it so i forced myself to go. <BR> I walked outside my door and WOW what a beautiful day it was! the humidity was so low and the breeze was so lovely I actually drove part of the way with my windows down. <BR> I got a spot right in front ... Sat, 5 May 2012 18:30:41 EST Walking at Markham Park-who's interested? Hello all... <BR> We have some people interested in meeting at Markham Park to walk (with or without dogs-they have a dog park there). It would be a way to meet with other locals who want to walk for exercise in a nice park setting. I know it's been hard to plan weekly meet-ups since everyone's schedules vary from each other, but I for one would be willing to meet at Markham on several days every week so if some people could come on certain days but not other days there would still be other... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:49:55 EST Weekly meetings? Hi all, I'm new to this group but not to Spark. Has there ever been any interest in weekly South Florida Spark meetings? I am looking for an in-person component to Spark to help keep me motivated (it's so easy for me to not turn on the computer for days, outside of work). <BR> <BR> Here are some ideas for in-person meetings from SparkPeople: <BR><BR>vation_articles.asp?id=1229 <BR> <BR> Ideally, we could keep meetings fun & simple. I would really ap... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 23:35:04 EST Snowbird! I know, dirty word :-) I'm coming down to Hillsboro Beach (last year we were in Pompano) for the month of February, would love to meet anyone living in the area. We go down to Hollywood and Gulfstream park for the racing/casino too. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:18:06 EST Walking or biking buds in Weston I just moved to Weston a few months ago. Is there anyone out here who would like to get together for power walks or bike rides? I'm not a serious spandex type of biker, I have an Electra Townie. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:49:50 EST Walking Challenge-Where Will You Walk To? Here's a fun walking challenge for everyone. Pick a place you'd like to go to. It can be local, within Florida or out of state. Next, use a mapping site such as Google Maps or Mapquest to map the distance between your home and that place. Your challenge? To walk (or run!) that number of miles to meet your goal! You could even swim those miles if you'd like! For example, from my house to Disney World is 220.85 miles. Each day/week I can subtract the number of miles I walked (or ran) fr... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:08:36 EST Coconut Creek Butterfly Run <link> </link> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:20:03 EST looking for a trainer I live in east Fort Lauderdale off Federal Hwy between Commercial Blvd and Cypress Creek Rd) and I am looking for a good trainer but I am looking for someone who works with bigger people. The last trainer I had was great and I was committed to working out but even my thin friends said he went too far and since I have a few limitations right now I need to be careful about who i deal with so I am wondering if any of you folks know someone? Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:44:17 EST Exercise Buddies Sawgrass Mills My husband and I just found the Fort Lauderdale section of Spark and we are looking for other active couples to "do stuff with". We recently got certified in scuba, love to ride motorcycles, joined LA Fitness and love the beach. Seems this site is quite stagnant perhaps we need to shake things up! Sat, 1 Oct 2011 23:12:39 EST any suggestions?? I am having a few girlfriends over next weekend so we can all watch Bridesmaids (the funniest movie ever made!) and i am going to be fixing lunch for us (5 altogether) but i can't decide on a menu. I want something healthy but uncomplicated. we are going to be eating while watching the movie so it can't be very messy either. <BR> Right now i am thing of maybe a shrimp salad sandwich and maybe a side salad but that is just so BORING! does anyone have any ideas? i would really appreciate them... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:29:32 EST 2 for 1 Hi, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone in my area (Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Margate, Pompano, etc) that I am looking for a walking buddy to walk at nearby parks. If anyone is interested please let me know on the message boards or send me a sparkmail. <BR> <BR> Also, although it's not fitness related, thought I'd throw this in there too. <BR> My kid goes to Coconut Creek Elementary and I'm helping to raise funds for the school by collecting box tops. <BR> <BR> http://www.boxtop... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 02:47:00 EST LA Fitness Hi I live in Tamarac. I am a memeber of LA Fitness and do aqua aerobics and I am looking for some one who does the same. I am now able to go to all the la fitness centers. I usually go with my husband but he just sits in the hot tub. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a friend. I am 63 years old and have recently dropped 88 lbs. <BR> <BR> I do not work so I am free most times. Thanks. Hope to hear from someone. Please message me. Thu, 1 Sep 2011 05:11:35 EST Looking for some buddies Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie, I'm 24, I live in South Florida and have a lot of weight to lose! <BR> I'm looking to make some friends on this site who also have big weight loss goals. It would be nice <BR> on this long journey, to have someone to talk to and share experiences with on the subject. <BR> <BR> Drop me a line! <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 20:20:26 EST Hey everyone. My name is Katie, I just joined not too long ago. I hope I can get the inspiration and help I need to complete my goals. As well as be there for anyone who needs it! We're all here to accomplish the same goal, don't be shy. Send me a friend request! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 16:38:37 EST Article on how we pay for food affects what we buy Interesting article at <link><BR>e/113227/trimming-junk-food-prices-mon<BR>eywatch?mod=family-kids_parents </link> <BR> <BR> Makes you think twice I think when you are actually handing over dollar bills than if you are just using a piece of plastic to you really want to spend those hard-earned bills on junk? Sat, 6 Aug 2011 10:55:33 EST hurricane supplies Some of the girls at work are talking about the possibility of us getting hit by the hurricane on Saturday. there is apparently only a small change of us getting it but i am beginning to put together a list for my hurricane supplies and i am wondering if any of you had ideas for some healthy food. I will of course be getting the standards: granola, nuts, PB&J and let's not forget that perennial favorite tuna fish. I get so bored with the same old stuff i would really appreciate some new ideas... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 09:45:05 EST Free Class @ New Gym Free Kickboxing class - Tuesday 8 / 2 / 2011 6 - 7 pm + Abs 7-7:30 <BR> <BR> Core Performance & Fitness - N.E. Corner of Wiles & 441 in Coral Springs / Coconut Creek <BR> <BR> I know the instructor - she is totally awesome - All are welcome ! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 21:56:01 EST hello Hello All, <BR> <BR> I am finally ready to get my life back. I ready to get my health back and have more energy to do things especially with my child. I am ready to sleep normal again instead of being up all times of he night and morning. I am ready to eat healthy and exercise regularly. I am ready not to be stressed. <BR> <BR> Most of all I am ready to get started. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 01:21:12 EST New to SP - And at the end of my rope. Hi Everyone - I am new to SP. I just read about this site after reading some reviews about WW, which I wanted to join but its just so expensive. I have about 40 lbs to lose and I I turned 40 a few months ago. I have 3 kids and work full time. For the past month I packed on another 5 lbs becuase I am so depressed about my weight. I am 4'11" so the lbs just look awful on me. My husband is great, but not very motivating. My daughter is also overweight sadly and I feel like I have failed her as w... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 06:30:26 EST New here Hello everyone my name is Shelly, I live in Tamarac with my 4 mth old daughter, i recently move to Fl and know to date only 1 person was flipping through Shape magazine and came across the add for this site, i like so far and is looking forward to meeting new friends .. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:32:40 EST Motivattion I am a 32 year old wife and mother. I decided that for me to be the best i need to work on my own health. Tue, 24 May 2011 07:11:46 EST I'm here and hope to stay It has been impossible for me to stick to anything. I know the basics, but I don't stick to anything long enough to see results. I'm hoping now that it is my birthday that I have found the motivation to do it. I would like to find a "right eating and exercise" buddy, even if only virtual. I'm 52, obese, and in dire need of losing weight, but more than that, in dire need of recovering some long lost self-esteem. I'm extremely disciplined when it comes to exercising, but extremely indiscip... Sat, 21 May 2011 22:42:06 EST Allow me to reintroduce myself!! Hello all! My name is Jeremiah. I have joined and rejoined several times, but this time is the last! I am going to stick with it this time. I will only be in Florida some another month and then I am moving to Charlotte, NC! I am just looking to meet some people that will read my blog posts and give me any tips and pointers they can. Sat, 14 May 2011 14:45:17 EST Weekly Chat May 8-14, 2011 Happy Monday everyone! I'm back after a fantastic 3-day weekend up at Disney World. I went up for the Expedition Everest Challenge Saturday night--a 5K adventure run (meaning a 5K with obstacles along the way) followed by a scavenger hunt all at Animal Kingdom. It was a blast plus I burned about 600 calories doing it (not to mention all the park walking). Now it's time to go back to work...hope everyone's week is off to a great start! Mon, 9 May 2011 06:45:52 EST Weekly Chat May 1-7, 2011 Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone's started off their week right...don't forget to check out the thread for the Healthy Weight Loss group that BLUEYEDCALAMITY is starting up so we can meet in person, it'll be a great way to add more support to your healthy journey...and make some friends along the way! Mon, 2 May 2011 06:46:06 EST Juneygirl Hi, I would love to hear from happy people who can help me move again and feel pretty after 2 years of prednisone and sitting. I want to move and dance again to Bruce,Lady Antebelum and Journey - I still feel young and want to feel slim with your help. Chow! Sun, 1 May 2011 13:00:28 EST Getting to Know You Hello everyone! We already have a general introduction thread...this "Getting to Know You" thread is for the fun stuff-we'll post questions here so we can all learn about each other. Nothing too personal, just some stuff for fun <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> So first question-are you a Florida native and if not, where were you born? <BR> <BR> For me, I was born right here in Hollywood, Florida and never lived anywhere but Broward County except for the 5 years I was in the mountains of North Ca... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 20:52:59 EST Team Suggestions I am trying to drum up more interest in our local team here so this thread is for any suggestions you might have to get people more involved, either here online or offline as well. I’ve started a Weekly Chat thread and will be posting Fitness Challenges each month. There will also be a Weekly Weigh-In thread for those who would like to make themselves publicly accountable. <BR> <BR> Another thing I’ve added is the “Local Healthy Events & Resources” forum. Feel free to add anything that wo... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 20:37:31 EST Weekly Chat April 24-30, 2011 Hi everyone! I thought I'd start up a weekly chat thread for anyone interested in just talking about whatever you'd like. Just check in to say hi, tell us what's going on, share your wins and vent when you need to. Hope to see lots of you posting! <em>213</em> Sun, 24 Apr 2011 20:35:55 EST Healthy Weight Loss Support Group - Broward Anyone interested in joining a healthy weight loss support group? Been running one online successfully for 5 months and I'd love to have a local group to meet in person. Let me know if you're interested! Will be run somewhat like Weight Watchers, but using SparkPeople, group discussions and group weigh-ins/measurements (private weigh-ins can be done, of course). <BR> <BR> And it's free! Please respond to the thread, send me a private message, or email me at if you'd be ... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 11:46:14 EST Body Changes I can't figure out why none of my pants are fitting (too loose) when my waist measurement hasn't changed. I did my measurements for Spark again and found I lost 2 inches off my hips. Would that cause my pants to be loose at the waist? Maybe, I guess. <BR> <BR> I never expected losing weight would cause my shoes to fit too loosely. Of all the things I own, I figured shoes were one that I'd keep no matter my weight. The only drawback so far. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my increased stamina and the... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:19:07 EST Hi everyone I look forward to sharing my weight loss journey with fellow members of the sparks community! I have tried several times in the past to lose weight and unfortunately failed everytime, plus gained more lbs than I started with. This time I am determined to lose 40lbs before the end of the year. I see there is alot of support (lord knows I will need it on those dark days) to assist me with my GOAL <em>104</em> And in turn I will be there to give my support when you're having a hard day <em>4<... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:43:16 EST Event in Fort Lauderdale <link><BR>/big-cardio-event-2011 </link> <BR> <BR> This looks like quite an event. <BR> Maybe we can get a bunch of SP together and meet there. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:18:23 EST Hello Hi, I am new to fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Would love to learn more tips about resistance and weight training exercises. Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:02:48 EST OUR TOWN Festival Coral Springs is having their annual Our Town Festival this weekend. One of my best friends - Todd - is a drummer who's band is playing Saturday night from 9:30 - 11 <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:21:14 EST New to Spark and to South FL from Lower Michigan I am a Retired Senior Citizen, new to the Ft Lauderdale area and to SparkPeople. Having lived on a Farm for 30 yrs, the move to a small house in a strange community has been a challenge for many areas of my life. I have family in the area which is why I am here; Born and raised in Macclenny, FL, I married and moved to Michigan in1956 and remained there until now. I am a retired Children's Social Services Specialist from the State of Michigan, widowed and have 3 adult children, 8 Grandchil... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:37:40 EST Looking for Work Out Buddies near Plantation Today myself and JeffysGirl2 spent 90 minutes in Central Park with an awesome trainer (from JG2's gym). For $30.00 each we got an outstanding workout that we can now do ourselves for a few weeks until we meet with the trainer again. <BR> <BR> We did lots of lower body - step ups, lunges, shuffles, some partner stuff, a little upper body - it was great, lots of fun, gorgeous weather - Come on and Join in ! <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested in joining us 2 or 3 Sundays from now - Please post... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:39:45 EST CENTRAL PARK IN PLANTATION Hello everyone! I live near Central Park and I have a personal trainer friend (from the gym where I workout) who will be joining me at the park a couple times per month to teach me some new moves to power up my routine (since I am at a plateau). He only charges $30 per one hour session and there is no paperwork involved... just cash money since he is doing this on the side to help me out. (I didn't want to obligate myself to the gym in case I didn't like it.) If anyone else is interested it w... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:22:57 EST Looking for a Team Leader Hello all...I am looking for someone who would like to become co-leader of our team. If anyone is interested in, please let me know. I have several personal commitments that have made it very difficult to really put in the time to be able to really motivate our team other than greeting new members. It would be great if we could get someone in that could rev up the team-our team has always been pretty quiet and I know our members are spread out all over the county (and even some from Dade a... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 23:59:30 EST Hello Everyone! Wish me luck. Hello. My name is Ashley aka Ash. I've been using Spark People for 3 days now and I think it's the best thing for free. I'm so happy that I was introduced to Spark People. I love to log everything I do and now I can do it on the computer. I'm trying to get from 136 to 125. I hope with Spark People that can happen. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:44:18 EST Butterfly Run 5K There's an annual 5K run in Coconut Creek coming up in February and I wanted to know if anyone was interested in attending. I believe the cost is $25. I'm looking for a buddy to run/walk with me. <em>220</em> <em>312</em> <em>182</em> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:10:23 EST Need a Buddy I am new to the team but I've been on Sparkpeople for over a year. Last year, I lost a net total of 16 pounds (I lost 36 pounds from January - June and gained 20 from July - December). I'm pretty good at staying on top of my food most of the time, but exercise is more of a challenge for me. This month my goal is to workout on the WII Fit every day and burn 200 calories a day. This may not seem like much, but I am VERY overweight - 5'1" tall and weigh about 245 right now. I've also incorp... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 13:46:36 EST New to this Team with a Question Has anyone here done Quick Weight Loss? I'm thinking about going to one of the centers to hear about it. It's only here in Florida so I figured I'd ask. I'm in Delray Beach. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:22:47 EST happy new year to all hello everyone, i'm living in wpb but there is no wpb group, so here i am. My weight has been a problem since my early teens, now i am in my late 20's and hope to overcome it. This seems like a good place to get support and that is why i joined. Hopefully, i can be a benefit to others along the journey. Sun, 26 Dec 2010 23:34:52 EST Hello Hello, <BR> I'm new to spark Ft Lauderdale and just wanted to introduce myself My name is Eileen and I'm really trying hard to loose this weight . I lost about 10 pound in last few weeks. so Here we go into the Holidays. Sun, 28 Nov 2010 21:09:17 EST Need a GOOD gym! I currently belong to YouFit which was formally PlanetFitness. It is cheap and the location is convenient but I dislike the unprofessional staff and the machines are always breaking and it is generally just not a motivating or inspirational place. I would like to find a gym that has classes and possibly a pool but also has the basics like equipment and such. I don't have an extremely large budget so something under $50/mos would be the best with hopes of it being MUCH less than $50/mos but th... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 15:29:23 EST Hello Spark Family I am really excited that I accidentally bumped into this website while watching weight loss testimonials on "You Tube". I am also looking forward to starting my weight loss and healthier life style knowing that there are hundreds of people with the same issues and challenges that I face too. I look forward to meeting new people, reading your success stories and a huge loss of unhealthy weight. I wish everyone God speed and strength in all your endeavors! Sat, 6 Nov 2010 13:28:45 EST Glad to meet you! :o) My name is Lorrie. I am brand new here, and not really all that computer literate - so this should be interesting. I have struggled with weight all my life, and now all the health issues that go with it are piling up quickly. I want to get healthy! Anxious to meet new friends who share my battle. Mon, 18 Oct 2010 23:29:22 EST Hello. I am not really new to spark people I have been using the site on and off for some time now, but I have never used the message boards. My name is Sarah :) Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:11:19 EST This time Hi, my name is Junette and I have been trying to lose weight for many years. I recently lost 40 pounds with another weight loss program, however I do not like taking the many pills. I found and was reading some of the true storiesand got motivated to sign up and comtinue to lose the weight. I went home to my birth country and gained 10 pounds and feel so terible. I have decided I have to do this for me, because I want to live a healthy, long life. Sun, 3 Oct 2010 09:11:53 EST mall walking who is with me???? <BR> <BR> if you can walk, no matter how slow, lets try! mall walking is good because it is indoors and with air conditioning. <BR> <BR> it is an excellent form of exercise, and we are not alone.... we have company when walking. <BR> <BR> this is an official post fort lauderdale.... who's with me? Sun, 22 Aug 2010 13:47:49 EST mall walking broward / buddies fort lauderdale i am trying hard to be motivated. i thought spark people was more than me getting a message here and there. i thought i would meet people in my area who are like me. that is, trying to lose weight. i am serious about finding a mall walking buddy and perhaps someone serious to talk about weight loss. i have found neither. you can keep your blue moon messages. that doesn't help anyone lose weight. <BR> <BR> what is really sad, is that you all say you are looking for buddies, want to exe... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:53:31 EST mall walking broward / buddies fort lauderdale i am trying hard to be motivated. i thought spark people was more than me getting a message here and there. i thought i would meet people in my area who are like me. that is, trying to lose weight. i am serious about finding a mall walking buddy and perhaps someone serious to talk about weight loss. i have found neither. you can keep your blue moon messages. that doesn't help anyone lose weight. <BR> <BR> what is really sad, is that you all say you are looking for buddies, want to exe... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:53:19 EST mall walking broward / buddies fort lauderdale i am trying hard to be motivated. i thought spark people was more than me getting a message here and there. i thought i would meet people in my area who are like me. that is, trying to lose weight. i am serious about finding a mall walking buddy and perhaps someone serious to talk about weight loss. i have found neither. you can keep your blue moon messages. that doesn't help anyone lose weight. <BR> <BR> what is really sad, is that you all say you are looking for buddies, want to exe... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:52:10 EST Hi everyone. How are you? I am born, and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am seeking to chat with others who focus on emotional eating behaviors, underlying concerns, and are seeking ways to strategize to overcome that. Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:46:09 EST Newbie here Hello, I just have retired for the education field after 36 years and now putting me first!! I have joined the local gym and Weight Watchers and doing the CORE program. Hope this will be an additional help. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:29:06 EST August Fitness minute Challenge August Goal 2000 <BR> <BR> 01-day off <BR> 02-30m walk dogs <BR> 03-110m wt/sb/tm +50c <BR> 04-90m wt/tm +50c <BR> 05-150m wt/tm/sb/sm +50c <BR> 06-120 sm/sb/ell/walk +50c <BR> 07-165 sm/sb/ell/walk/run +50c <BR> 08-day off <BR> 09-120 walk/run <BR> 10-120 walk/wt/sb +50c <BR> 11-165 wt/tm/sm +50c <BR> 12-120 wt/sm/tm +50c <BR> 13-day off <BR> 14-day off <BR> 15-day off <BR> 16-40 walk/run <BR> 17-170 walk/run/sb +50c <BR> 18-240 walk/sb +50c <BR> 19-180 walk/elli/wt +50c <BR> 20-150 wa... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:43:34 EST Starlight Musicals Does anybody come out to Holiday Park (E. Sunrise Blvd & US 1) on Friday nights for the concert? <BR> Tomorrow night is "The Brass Evolution". Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:45:41 EST Looking for someone to walk with in Pompano. I'm 23 years old and need to lose over 100 lbs and just really want to start slow by walking. I figure in a month or so I will join a gym. I live by Atlantic and US 1 if you are near me let me know so we can walk together. Hope to hear from ya soon . Sat, 10 Jul 2010 04:14:16 EST MARGIE AKA "LUCY" Good morning!! My name is Margie, proud mother of 6 kids (all grown ups, thank God), wife and manager for a school cafeteria for more than 7 years. Very hectic day to day life and barely any time available for myself. That's why trying to loose weight has been a huge struggle for me, not because I eat but because I don't at the proper time ever. Looking forward to find some tools to help me accomplish my goal. Thanks everyone. Fri, 2 Jul 2010 10:28:49 EST July Fitness minute Challenge Goal 1800 <BR> <BR> 7/1 30wt 50c <BR> 7/2 forgot 20m walk w/dogs <BR> 7/3 20m walk w/dogs <BR> 7/4 off <BR> 7/5 30m walk w/dogs <BR> 7/6 30wt/120tm <BR> 7/7 30wt/120tm/50c <BR> 7/8 30wt/120tm-bike/50c <BR> 7/9 30w-dogs/60tm <BR> 7/10 30w-dogs <BR> 7/11 rest <BR> 7/12 rest <BR> 7/13 rest feeling weak not well <BR> 7/14 rest tomorrow going back to gym <BR> 7/15 30wt/60tm/60sb <BR> 7/16 30walk dogs/30wt/60tm/60sb + 50c <BR> 7/17 30walk dogs <BR> 7/18 rest <BR> 7/19 30walk dogs hu... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:23:46 EST Hi there Still trying to figure out this website. I joined sparks to find some motivation to lose my last 10 lbs. In the past year I lost 30, but I've been struggling with the last 10 =0( <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 16:07:49 EST A whole new Me!! I think I have figured out a fun plan for me to shed the pounds. I wrote my very first entry in my new blog. Please subscribe and follow me, it would mean the world.. <link> </link> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 18:51:18 EST June Fitness Minutes Challenge Goal 2000 <BR> <BR> 6/1 45wt/45sb/60mwalk.150min(forgot s/u&crun.tom) <BR> 6/2 30wt/60tm. 90min + 50c <BR> 6/3 30wt/60tm. 90min + 100c <BR> 6/4 90m walk. + 100c <BR> 6/5 day off/crazy day-big storm <BR> 6/6 day off <BR> 6/7 60sb/60walk. 120min + 100c <BR> 6/8 60sb/30tm/30wt. 120min <BR> 6/9 30wt/60td 90min. <BR> 6/10 30sb/30wt/30tm. 90min + 100C <BR> 6/11 15sb/30walk/110tm. 155min <BR> 6/12 60sb/30walk. 90min + 100c <BR> 6/13 day off <BR> 6/14 day off <BR> 6/... Mon, 31 May 2010 21:53:38 EST I need a workout buddy La Fitness broward location I am looking for a workout buddy at La Fitness. anyone interested email me at i will go to any broward locations. Sat, 29 May 2010 00:28:58 EST tired of this Hi my name is Carol and I am really tired of not being happy with my body. Hopefully, I can learn what I'm doing wrong with the help of all you wonderful people at Sparkpeople Fri, 28 May 2010 17:28:25 EST ... ... Mon, 24 May 2010 23:42:06 EST June Ladies I dont know what kind of challenge u want to do for next month but I read in another blog somebody is doing a seat up and push up so I thought we can add it to whatever we will do, this of course if all of u are Ok with it. I thought maybe 20 of each everyday on top of what ever else we challenge but only if u guys are ok with this idea. we also can do less or more is up to u all. Sat, 22 May 2010 18:48:05 EST New Blog Underway Here is the link for my new blog. Please subscribe and read. You can also help out a great cause for free. <link> </link> Fri, 7 May 2010 10:12:13 EST May Fitness Minutes Challenge Use this template to post your minute goal and edit to post your minutes. That way the thread doesn't get too long. <BR> <BR> Goal: 1600 mins <BR> <BR> 5/1: 90 mins walking <BR> 5/2: 120 mins walking <BR> 5/3: 30 mins Insanity <BR> 5/4: 45 mins Insanity & 30 C25K <BR> 5/5: rest day <BR> 5/6: 42 mins Insanity & 30 C25K <BR> 5/7: rest day <BR> 5/8: 120 minutes walking <BR> 5/9: 90 minutes walking <BR> 5/10: 41 mins Insanity & 33 mins C25K <BR> 5/11: rest day <BR> 5/12: 42 mins Insanity & 35 m... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:58:52 EST Minutes Challenge Hello! <BR> <BR> I had an idea that I thought I would run past the team. Is anyone interested in starting a minutes challenge? We would all set a goal of how many fitness minutes we want to do in a month and we all post our minutes and exercise/activity and see if we can make it to our goal. We could do this starting in May. <BR> <BR> This team is too quiet. We need to get something started! <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:48:25 EST Future Florida Resident Hello! My name is Audrey and I'm from New Jersey. I was accepted into the school psychology graduate program at Nova Southeastern University and I will be moving to the Fort Lauderdale area (most likely Davie) in the summer. I will be living off campus and will share an apartment with my brother. <BR> <BR> My long term goal is to lose 40 pounds by Christmas but my short term goal is to lose at least 15 by the time I move in July/August. I look forward to getting to know all of you! Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:27:00 EST One of my goals - tell someone.. I figured here would be a good place to start. :) I am a 51 year old female. I have 2 beautiful daughters and 3 phenomenal grandchildren. I am losing weight because I found I could not play with my Grandchildren as much as I wanted to I was so out of shape. I am. Ready to take the step. I have been working out for about a month but wasn't watching my eating habits closely. I love that I can do that with this site. <BR> My biggest challenge is that I travel a fair amount for ... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 15:15:24 EST Sweet 903 to play at CS Alehouse <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hi Fellow Sparkers - One of my best friends is the drummer for a great cover band who will be playing at the Coral Springs Alehouse on St Pat's Day - Wednesday March 17th. Come on out and join the fun. Sun, 7 Mar 2010 22:46:27 EST story to tell I had always always heard, if you begin to exercise, after the soreness wares off you will feel good. I must be the only person in the world that has never gotten that feeling. Now my doctor says I have to or else. 49 is right around the corner. I have grown daughters, I need to be an example for them. I want to be around to see my Grands. <BR> Krimson Red. Fri, 5 Mar 2010 10:00:49 EST Hello all Hi, <BR> Today is my first day, and I am really excited to start. All the positive thinking has already started to make me feel better. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 10:36:16 EST Hop on the Bus Healthy Habits Challenge - Week 2 Most of us are here at Spark to get support on our fitness journey. Well, I'm here to invite you to hop on the bus! Let's ride this road together! Each week I'll post a Healthy Habit Challenge. I invite you to post your successes and thoughts. I also encourage you to write about the times you miss the bus. I hope we can all gain ideas and encouragement. Remember, if you join the challenge you'll never walk alone...cuz you'll be ridin' the bus!! <BR> <BR> Week 2 Challenge: Get at least 7 ho... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 01:53:46 EST Hop on the Bus Healthy Habits Challenge - Week 1 Most of us are here at Spark to get support on our fitness journey. Well, I'm here to invite you to hop on the bus! Let's ride this road together! Each week I'll post a Healthy Habit Challenge. I invite you to post your successes and thoughts. I also encourage you to write about the times you miss the bus. I hope we can all gain ideas and encouragement. Remember, if you join the challenge you'll never walk alone...cuz you'll be ridin' the bus!! <BR> <BR> Week 1 Challenge: Eat a healt... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 15:56:44 EST Hello from Tamarac! Hi! <BR> <BR> I've been dieting and exercising since July 30th, 2009. I started taking alli (fat-blocking) pills about a week to 10 days afterwards. I loved the support of the online community at the alli website, but, the website has been down for a month. I think it has affected me negatively not to have that support and contact with my alli friends. I have not been exercising as much, and, I've been going out to eat more. I hope to make new connections here on SparkPeople. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:58:26 EST I want to do a 5k I was wondering if anyone can tell me where I can sign up to do a 5k. I have been wanting to do one, but don't really know how it works, or where to look. I am not very fast. Right now it's taking me about 40 something minutes to do a 5k but I am working on it. Please let me know. THANKS!! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:49:33 EST Blog Updates!!! I just added three new entries to my blog, two of them are recipes. Check it out!!! <link> </link> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:13:27 EST NEWBIE from Cooper City, FL Hey SP memebers, <BR> My name is Shayna and I just joined SP. I am 25 year old mommy of 2. My sons are 5 years old and 9 months old. I work a normal 8-5 job and enjoy exercising and hanging out with family and friends. I have tried working out with a few different family members and friends but nobody seems to be as motivated as me. I need a workout buddy to push me or compete with me. I like to lift weights 3 times a week and other than that, I try to get in my cardio 6 days a week, fo... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:44:47 EST Blog Updated!!! I just posted last night's Fish Recipe and today's daily entry to my blog, tonight's dinner recipe coming very soon!!!! <link> </link> Wed, 6 Jan 2010 20:43:41 EST Hello Hi, I'm Cheryl and live on the beach in the Pompano, LBTS area. 53, with 35 pounds to lose. Still learning to navigate my way around the site, so hope I did this right! If anyone would be interested in teaming up to use a personal trainer for strength training, contact me. If we got a few people together it would be much less expensive, but would still have the benefits of almost one-on-one instruction. I don't belong to a gym, but have a place we could work out. Also walk on the beach. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:54:10 EST step aerobics in fort lauderdale i want to take a step aerobics class in fort lauderdale, and found one on, but it's too far away from where i live (victoria park). <BR> <BR> anyone know of any step aerobics classes in the downtown/oakland park areas? i'm a beginner and want to get myself involved in group aerobics without paying a monthly gym membership. <BR> <BR> any suggestions? Tue, 5 Jan 2010 15:45:09 EST I need Readers I have started a new blog and would love it if people followed it and left their input. Here is the link: <link> </link> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 13:09:58 EST I Have A New Blog<BR>-4th-2010/ This is the link to today's new post. Feel free to read my older post as well, and I really like it when people comment Mon, 4 Jan 2010 09:59:05 EST Hi All - New Today thanks for you Welcome So glad to meet you all just signed on today and the mailbox is full of messages what a welcome. Just learning to navigate this site and it is wonderful! Ok I am 56 overweight single workaholic have been off on vacation but back to work on Monday finally taking care of me (my new years resolution). Long journey back to the skinny clothes. This time I am doing it for my health not my vanity. Older and wiser! Still exploring the site. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 17:21:58 EST Happy New Year, I'm Looking for positivie results I am a 49 year old woman looking for new friends in NW Broward County to workout and help motivate each other. My motto is "The glass is always half full." Need to try mostly outside activities since Winter weather in South Florida can't be beat. I am looking for employment and getting in shape along with losing about 25 lbs. can only help with both area's in my life. I am new to the whole exercise regime and can use / give positive support. We can share receipe's and ideas. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:44:03 EST I Believe Hello my name is Jo. I'm new here and new to computers. This is a huge step for me a leap of faith. I've been on the diet roller coaster for too long and want to get off. I've tried so many and like many have gained more weight than I've lost. I believe this is a wonderful new beginning. I believe I can lose weight and get to my goal. I believe you can give me the help I need to stay motivated and be successful. I am not alone. We all have something in common and together we can accomplish mu... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:59:41 EST The Special K Challenge!!! I was just wondering if anyone out there has ever done this Special K two week challenge. What kind of results have you had with it? What were the challenges that you encountered while on it? Wed, 16 Dec 2009 09:17:15 EST Hello! I am new to this program, I'm enjoying it so far, learning how to navigate myself around LET THE FUN BEGIN!!!! :-) Tue, 8 Dec 2009 11:22:35 EST nEARING OBESITY My name is Eileen dale and I have never been so fat(even when I was pregnant). My daughter got cancer Hodgkins disease and I lost interest in everything., She is only 28. Anyway I need to take control and hope that my daughter stays in remission. (one day at a time) I am divorced and so I lack a good support group. I do have wonderful friends. ThAT SUMS IT UP FOR NOW. Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:28:34 EST Tamarac Turkey Trot - Thanksgiving Day I was unable to do the Halloween 5K...but come hell or high water...i WILL do this one!! <BR> <BR> I did it last year..and enjoyed it immensely. It was either that...or go to the gym! LOL <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:53:46 EST Fearless Leader So I've been slacking but I am thinking I'd like to get moving (in a very slow gradual way) Is anyone interesting in walking really slow somewhere in Broward? It would help me to have a partner... I'm interesting, I will talk your ear off. <BR> <BR> Emma Fri, 6 Nov 2009 15:33:38 EST Newbie out in West Davie Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Liz. I live out in West Davie (595 & 136th) and see you're out in Weston. I'm 30 years old suffering from PCOS, Endometriosis, and problems with my spine (5 herniations, DDD, and more). Anytime in the past when I tried to get going with exercising and such I've always stopped because of the pain from one of those problems and would fall off the wagon from there. Eating right usually falls when the exercising has stopped. If any of you know about the first 2 he... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:50:53 EST Please support our team-WID Safewalk fundraiser Hi everyone! Please help spread the word---several members of our team are participating as a team in the 11th Annual Women in Distress SafeWalk-Run 5K this Saturday, October 31st. We'd love to have as many of you join us as possible...instructions for signing up are in the sticky thread at the top of our general discussion forum (entry fee is $25). <BR> <BR> We are trying to raise at least $1000.00 as a team. Our registration fees go toward that plus any donations we receive. If you o... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 14:28:55 EST Race for the Cure 10/17 ! Is anybody doing the 5K Race for the cure this Sat? If you didn't know about it and are interested on going just go to Bayfront Park in Miami this Saturday, October 17, Registration starts at 6:00 AM. For more info visit the website- Fri, 16 Oct 2009 16:47:18 EST Dine Out Fort Lauderdale <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This is a really cool way to try a 4 star + restaurant for $35 pp. Normally a meal at one of these places would cost $50 - $75. <BR> <BR> I went last year with a bunch of girlfriends to "By Word of Mouth" and it was phenomenal. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share - Spark On Everyone! Sun, 20 Sep 2009 19:56:20 EST looking for jog/run buddies ft laud beach area Anyone interested in running/jogging mornings or nights around fort lauderdale beach area? I live Commercial and Federal but would be willing to go up to deerfield or down to 17th street. <BR> Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:35:59 EST One week free yoga Found this online: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> You can get one week of yoga free at participating studios. I know there is one out in Weston, another in Fort Lauderdale (way east, zip was 33301). There may be others, I only checked near me. It is during the month of September. Great way to try it out if you are interested. <BR> <BR> HTH someone! Mon, 7 Sep 2009 19:27:40 EST Living a Black & White Life Hello, this is Jessen. I'm new to the whole spark teams concept, and I'd like to shed quite a few pounds, and want to introduce myself Thu, 3 Sep 2009 21:24:12 EST Women In Distress 5K SafeWalk Run-Join our team! Hello everyone! As Andre posted earlier, Spark Fort Lauderdale's team is now on the teams list for the 11th Annual Women In Distress 5K SafeWalk-Run. We encourage everyone to join us for this event which will take place on Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 7:30am at Markham Park in Sunrise. Not only will you be able to get in some great exercise (5K is 3.1 miles), but you'll be supporting a worthy cause. Registration is $25.00 and your registration fee goes towards our team fundraising goal... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:40:42 EST New in Sparks Hi, <BR> I'm Diana, 23yrs looking to lose 20-some pounds. I live in the Sunrise area and work in Plantation. I'm a college student and hope I can accomplish my goals. <BR> <BR> If you need someone to talk to, I'm listening! just drop by my page at any time <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 23 Aug 2009 13:07:46 EST Anyone a member of Lady of America in Weston, FL? Looking for a gym buddy. Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:34:13 EST New Chick In Town Hello, I am glad I came upon this site. Looks like it has a lot of great tools. <BR> So I am currently working on loosing 43 pounds. I have lost 6 so far by exercising <BR> and making small changes to my diet. I still have 43 to go though. I hope to make <BR> some friends to motivate, share some recipes or good websites or for some good <BR> old fashion competetion! :o) <BR> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:20:30 EST old post topics. Why are there so many old posts. Is there a way to clear the older ones off? I have answered a couple of posts and then noticed the original date is from last year. Is this just a glitch today on SP. Or are there so little post in FTL. that the old ones just keep coming up? Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:45:16 EST WALKING BUDDIES I AM LOOKING FOR OTHERS TO WALK WITH ... I LIVE RIGHT BY ... FIU ... I WORK BY DADELAND MALL.. SO I AM CLOSE TO BABTIST HOSPITAL.. WOULD JUST LIKE OTHERS TO WALK WITH GETS BORING ALONE... HOPE TO TALK TO SOME OF YOU REAL SOON. I AM AVAILABLE ANY MORNING AND LATE AFTERNOONS AND ALL EVENINGS <BR> Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:58:59 EST 5k run october 31...... Ok so I want to do a 5k run. I see there is one coming up in october 31. it is a 5K Safewalk-Run, for Women In Distress, Markham Park, Sunrise. Is there going to be a sparks team going to this?????? Is anyone interested in making a team for this? Please let me know. It is a good cause and I would love to meet some of my spark friends.... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 09:09:24 EST help with workout!!! I JUST SIGNED UP FOR A GYM ABOUT A WEEK AGO. IVE BEEN GOING TO THE GYM AND WORKING OUT PRETTY MUCH EVERY DAY BUT I FEEL LIKE IM DOING SOMETHING WRONG? <BR> <BR> HOW SHOULD I START? WHAT MACHINE SHOULD I START WITH? HOW SHOULD I END MY WORKOUT? ETC; PLEASE HELP. <BR> I DONT WANNA DO ALL THIS WORK FOR NOTHING. <BR> <BR> THANK YOU ;) <BR> Sun, 9 Aug 2009 23:53:28 EST Hello! My Name is Ericka and im 19. i joined spark team today! just saying hello and introducing myself. <em>213</em> Thu, 6 Aug 2009 16:09:40 EST Hi Everyone! Hi this is my first day, Looking forward to a great journey and meeting cool people! Thu, 6 Aug 2009 12:17:20 EST Improving core strength through Pilates <em>100</em> <BR> Hi There: <BR> I would like to invite everyone to my Pilates Studio for a complimentary 30 minute private pilates session. If you do not have the time you can always try one of my online pilates sessions. Go to Hope to see you all soon. <BR> <BR> Taunya <BR> Edge Pilates <BR> 954-524-2939 Sun, 2 Aug 2009 11:52:56 EST Team Recipes If you post your recipe on Spark, you can add it easily into your meal planner. <BR> <BR> I thought this would be a good place to see what creative stuff we come up with and what we're into. <BR> <BR> Here's one I posted for Trail Mix (none of the preservatives or sodium in regular pre-made mix) <BR> <link><BR>e-detail.asp?recipe=705987 </link> Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:45:54 EST entering exercises on spark - help question I go for walks, but can't figure out how to enter it on Spark's exercise tracker. I see the dropdown for walk/run, but I don't understand the numbers/mile or /km. Is there a way to figure that out using a pedometer? I do have a simple one that will state number of steps or number of miles. <BR> <BR> Can I also enter total number of steps for the day, counting all the casual walking one does from car to grocery store, etc? <BR> <BR> Sorry if this is redundant. I searched for an answer first ... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 06:47:04 EST Heeeelp!!! ..need support!!! Hi everybody... I'm really going to try hard this time to lose weight and to maintain a healthier lfe style, but I need a lot of support...Thank You :) Tue, 7 Jul 2009 22:51:10 EST Hello everyone! I'm brand new here and just wanted to say hello. I'm 32, married, stay-at-home mom to a two and a half year old little boy and a 15 month old little girl, and I'm also five months pregnant. <BR> <BR> I had my children close together and it has been a bit of a challenge to lose the fat I’ve gained during my pregnancies. I started my first pregnancy at 130 lbs, not super skinny, but pretty toned. I gained about 40 lbs with him and lost 32 before getting pregnant with the second, but never r... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 18:37:45 EST Workout Locations I think it would be great to let everyone know where we workout most often. Many of us might go to the same gym or park! It would be great to know and maybe members would like to get out and exercise together! <BR> I work out at Gold's Gym on Commercial. They just updated all the equipment and have a seperate area just for women if needed. <em>30</em> Mon, 6 Jul 2009 11:37:23 EST Looking for Broward Doctor Looking for recommendation for a doctor, preferably in northern broward county, that kind of specializes with obese people but also that doesnt push surgery really hard. <BR> <BR> Thanks for any tips... went to a doctor last week for first time in like 10 years... had no chair i could sit in, the blood pressure thing wont fit and the scale only went up to 320lbs... <BR> <BR> Thanks for any assistance... Sat, 20 Jun 2009 15:11:49 EST looking for a friend in the same boat Hi <BR> my name is Sabina and I live in Plantation. <BR> I started this page today and all the things are still a bit confusing would like to meet a person who helps me through this and might want to work out with me moved here from NC and i am European feel pretty alone here in Plantation,as I do not know a lot of people. My goal is to loose quite some weight,but not only that,I want to start a new life. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 08:46:18 EST Ellen's Ultimate Workout Has anyone tried this gym/class? It's located in Davie and sounds kind of cool, but I'd like to get some reviews before I start. Mon, 11 May 2009 15:16:14 EST Anyone looking for a workout buddy? I am a 27 year old female with at least 20 lbs to lose and am looking for a workout buddy. I was walking with a co worker at Central Park 2 days a week but she can no longer do it <em>39</em> I think it is helpful to have someone in the same boat. This is a hard journey but having someone that can lend support definitely helps <em>41</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:16:55 EST organic food club<BR>act.html Thu, 9 Apr 2009 00:57:38 EST Hi Im new to Florida Hi Im Dana. I am looking to get support as well as give support.. <BR> This site looks like a good place to start meeting like-minded people and find local activities to join. Thu, 9 Apr 2009 00:50:14 EST Looking for a roommate in Ft Ld I have a nice home and need a roommate who is trustworthy and employed. We can work the spark diet together. Live on an organic farm in the city. Share home with nurse, brother and 2 small birds. Enjoy gardening? Working our? Close to all major highways. Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:33:41 EST Looking for a roommate in Ft Ld I have a nice home and need a roommate who is trustworthy and employed. We can work the spark diet together. Live on an organic farm in the city. Share home with nurse, brother and 2 small birds. Enjoy gardening? Working our? Close to all major highways. Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:33:04 EST My daughter's teacher and the viewing/ memorial I just wanted to let you know that my daughter didn't go to the viewing for her teacher. She wanted to and we tried to get a ride with someone but couldn't because she was carpooling with some other teachers. I asked her if she wanted to write something and give it to Mrs. Sheddy to take and read to her teacher. So she did that and I asked her if she wanted to light a candle and she did. So I printed a picture of her teacher and she taped it to the candle holder and we burned the candle durin... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 00:00:55 EST Need advice on children and funerals You may of heard of the teacher that was killed on I-95 on Monday morning. She was my daughters teacher. She has been very upset and after the FCAT testing on Tuesday the school called 911 because she was pale, trembling and incoherent. The Medics said she checked out fine and they thought it was stress from her teacher passing, the FCAT and the lack of sleep from the night before. <BR> <BR> Amanda gets very attached to her teachers and even the teachers she is not the student of. My q... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 00:57:43 EST Hello everyone ..Newbie here... Hey guys and gals...I've been on Spark people for a month or so but new to posting a blog about myself. Live in Sunrise and loving this healthier living....wanted to say hi.. Wed, 18 Feb 2009 17:13:14 EST Aunt Millie's Bread I just found out about this bread on the site. I've never heard of it before. Has anyone located this bread around town? I don't want to go on a wild goose chase. Thanks. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:46:17 EST Know someone affected by Alzheimer's or Autism? One out of every five Americans knows someone with a disability or special need. Therefore, we invite you to join us for Easter Seals Walk With Me and 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. <... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 10:54:19 EST Good places to walk in broward? I was curious if anyone could list some nice places to walk around northern Broward County..east or west. In Tampa there was a nice park that had a 7mile paved loop to walk/bike/rollerblade on with water stops every 1.5-2miles and was hoping there was something similar in the area. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 15 Feb 2009 10:36:03 EST Anyone going to Disney for Princess 1/2 or 5K? Hello anyone from down here heading up to Disney World in March for the Princess 1/2 marathon or Royal Family 5K? I signed up for the 5K (my first!) on Wednesday <em>224</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:14:58 EST Anybody want to walk with me - Central Broward I'd enjoy having a buddy to walk with. Any one interested, please let me know. Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:14:25 EST New Here Hello, <BR> I found out about Spark People yesterday and joined. This has been my month to get my fitness on track and improve my overall health. I look forward to learning more on this site. Sun, 8 Feb 2009 20:09:03 EST Hello Hi everyone I am new to this site and still trying to figure it out so please be patient and/or excuse my errors as I learn along the way. <BR> I am 37 I have five kids and eight by marriage. I have hypothyroidism and my weight gain has been a roller coaster for about ten years. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Sun, 8 Feb 2009 07:01:54 EST looking for a new gym I am wondering if anyone has a membership at a planet fitness location? <BR> I am considering dropping my current membership and joining the planet fitness in pompano so i would appreciate any feedback! Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:10:28 EST Spark Rally Today - Holiday Park This is our first Spark Rally in Fort Lauderdale, Many cities are hosting their first Spark Rally on this day. Bring a brown bag and we can share a meal as well as a nice walk. There is no fee to the park and there is plenty of free parking as well. Everyone should wear their Spark Gear if they have some. I will be there in my Vintage Orange Spark T-Shirt. Spark Gear is available in the Spark Store, however it is not required for this event. Just come out and see who Spark Fort Lauderdale rea... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:31:36 EST Great mapping resource Hi all...I was reading my SP articles today and came across this one <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1224 </link> <BR> In in, there's a link to <link> </link> <BR> I tried it out and it seems like a great mapping resource if you want to map your walks/runs for distance. It also will tell you calories burned and some other things if you fill out your profile information. Hope this helps someone! Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:05:56 EST Miami Marathon - 1/25 I'm new on the team and just trying to get up to speed. Anyone signed up for the Miami Marathon? I'm doing the 1/2 marathon - just hoping to finish! <BR> <BR> I'd love to meet up with anyone else doing this event! Thu, 15 Jan 2009 17:51:13 EST Hi to all my 'homies' Didn't even know this team was out there. I've been active in SP (some other teams) for a few years, basically maintaining and trying to behave. I live in western Davie - anybody else out that way? <BR> Suzie Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:19:03 EST Support Children with Autism & other Disabilities 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> Enjoy a park filled with entertainment and family fun! On-site activities including games, local mascots, sponsor goodie booths, face painting, and more will make this day special and give you an opportunity to enrich the lives of others! <BR> <... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:45:21 EST New Goals Set up for the New Year... You all might like to add yourself to the new Goals that we have. It's a challenge! Join in. <BR> <BR> Emma Wed, 31 Dec 2008 19:13:06 EST I hope you can help me! I am severely overweight and because of foot surgery and a cold I have not been to the gym in over 2 months, well now I am in sad shape and I am trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack! <BR> I am hoping to find a trainer who can also help me with my nutrition. I have a membership at the gym over at Holy cross hospital but they don't have the kind of service I am looking for and I need a change. so I am wondering if anyone has suggestions on finding a trainer since I have never look... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 20:10:06 EST New Years Resolutions? I was wondering if you had New Years Resolutions. I think mine are about working on Sprituality and working on getting exercise in 52 weeks of the year. <BR> <BR> I know that in a couple of weeks we are going to have a lot of new members and they are going to be here BECAUSE of a new years resolution. I want us to be ready to welcome them. So post away! <BR> <BR> Emma Sat, 27 Dec 2008 14:49:31 EST We are 74th... Of the cities, we are 74th in exercise minutes. I think we can do better. I added an hour today. Lets get some minutes in before the holiday so we have less damage to undo in the new Year. Get out there. Make some exercise and write it down.. (it's lovely out for heaven sakes!) <BR> <BR> Emma Sat, 20 Dec 2008 18:36:54 EST Heavens - She changed the name..... Going from Fort Lauderdale Sparkers to Spark - Fort Lauderdale is a part of the Spark America Effort. I know we are logging our exercise and we are kicking butt as a community. You'd be surprised how well we score. <BR> <BR> Maybe that's why we don't post. We are way too busy working out. I got the notice from Spark America to change our name and I got right on it. I hope you like it. Apparently we have a local page now too. Isn't that just AWESOME. <BR> <BR> I will let you kno... Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:12:34 EST Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving to all in Ft. Laud. Looks like we are in for a good day weather wise. Hope so. Enjoy the day & all the desserts. I plan to. hahahaha <BR> Barbara in Sunrise Wed, 26 Nov 2008 09:29:45 EST Walking Park on 6th and 38th in Ft. Lauderdale This is a great walking park. Is there anyone in the team that walks there? I enjoyed it a lot but my walking buddy is no longer around and I just can't seem to get the motivation to go myself. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:17:51 EST News I appreciate reading There's much news out there that we can do nothing about. Here's one where they talk about a problem and give an opportunity to come to a solution by click on the links at the bottom. That's the way I like it! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.html?treets=mia&tid=265922075813&tml=<BR>mia_8pm&tmi=mia_8pm_-1_07000111212008&ts=H </link> Fri, 21 Nov 2008 22:05:04 EST Hi im 20 years old and live in plantation. I am willing to be a work out buddy!! I need all the motivation I can get. Plus I figure if you have someone doing it with you it will be more fun and easier!! Write back anyone :) Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:15:57 EST Didja vote yet? How'd it go? I voted on Saturday after a rally at the library downtown. It was about 1 1/2 hours. Not bad from what I have heard. I feel so much better. I'm afraid that election day will be a fiasco! <BR> <BR> Emma Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:28:53 EST Hi everyone! Hi everyone I am new to the group and to the site as well. I am Amanda and I have about 30 pounds to lose. I am in Tamarac. I look forward to getting to know you all. Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:32:41 EST I walked at Holiday park I saw many fellow exercisers. Some were using their children as equipment. they put the baby on the one end of the sew saw and then they jump up and down on the other end thereby exercising the qlutes a lot and delighting said baby.. These little people looked 2 years old and they were talking quite well. I also saw a couple of squirrels magically throwing themselves in the air to escape from nothing into a tree. LOL it was something to see. You guys should try it! <BR> <BR> Emma Sun, 12 Oct 2008 21:12:15 EST Any body want to meet me at Holiday park at 6 p.m. I'm going anyway. But if you will meet me I will wear my orange Sparkpeople shirt. <BR> <BR> Emma Mon, 22 Sep 2008 12:32:53 EST Compassion I found this article on Real It's about niceness. I think it would be awesome if people even tried to do one thing, <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e/0,21861,1734800-1134948,00.html?xid=<BR>weeklynews </link> Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:09:40 EST Hi From Davie How exciting to find a group from my side of town!! <BR> <BR> I have been a member of Spark, but I have not participated for ages. I am getting desparate about my weight loss and so I saw an email from Spark and decided to come in here and see what's up. <BR> <BR> I looked around a bit and found this group from the Ft. Lauderdale area and thought...why not? May help to meet some of my neighbors! <BR> <BR> I'm an older gal, just so ya know. I am married, no children but have LOTS of pets! ... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 09:46:45 EST 595 & University -- any workout buddies? I'm just starting out,...again! I have a membership at 24 hour fitness in Plantation, I walk, love yoga, and would love to do some country line dancing, although I'd have to go early to learn the dances (and I don't drink and will probably wimp out by 10!) I'm thinking about walking in the mall in the morning before it opens (do they still let you do that?) but it helps me if I have a commitment. Thanks -- Laurie Sat, 30 Aug 2008 12:56:24 EST Just Fit Plantation Sparkers? Any Fort Lauderdale or Plantation Sparkers joining Just Fit? I could use a workout buddy. :) Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:27:35 EST Hello Everyone!!! I am new. Hi: My name is Kathy and I am new to Spark people and to Fort Lauderdale. It is great to talk to people serious in bettering their lifestyles. Please feel free to let me know good places to walk and exercise in the neighborhoods. Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:50:13 EST POST FAY How did everyone fare now that Fay has moved on? <BR> I am soooooo happy that she was onbky a tropical storm! Of course, the possibility of tornados always freaks me a bit - I was out on my front porch last night and heard a loud sound (ppl say it sounds like a train going by) - my heart stopped - then I realized it was one of the jets in the flight pattern for Ft Laud/Hllywd Int'l Airport. Then I saw 2 more - figured if they were letting jets land, things were already looking better!! WHEW ... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 17:28:15 EST Light the Night Walk What: Light the Night Walk is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. People form teams, and raise funds for cancer research. <BR> <BR> All registered participants will recieve an illuminated ballon, people who raise $100 get a shirt and as you raise more you get more things. <BR> <BR> When: Saturday October 25th <BR> Where: Huizenga Plaza, Fort Lauderdale Florida <BR> Time: All walks begin at 6:00 pm. <BR> <BR> I was thinking this might be a nice even... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 09:14:51 EST any ideas? I am taking my 7 year old niece and 9 year old nephew for the day and i need to plan something for them to do INSIDE since it's way to hot and other then taking them to the Fort Lauderdale Children's Museum or to a movie i really can't come up with one thing! Sat, 26 Jul 2008 23:54:56 EST Is there anyone following a low-carb diet? Hello: <BR> <BR> I am a divorced mother of 3, with 26 lbs to loose. I find that only low-carb eating reduces my appitite, so I have stopped dieting and started a eating plan. <BR> <BR> Has this worked for anyone else? <BR> <BR> Please let me know. Fri, 11 Jul 2008 14:37:50 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 10:23:35 EST hurricane supplies in years past i end up buying junk food but also ALOT of "yummy" canned pasta like chef boyardee but i am wondering if anyone had any better tips since i can only eat so much warm tuna salad or chicken salad! <BR> <BR> thnaks for the help! Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:16:32 EST Just joined I have been a member for a long time, but never used it. Just read the articles emailed to me. Thought I would give a try to actually using SP and see if it helps...definitely need the help. Haha. <em>211</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:52:05 EST hi! i just joined although i have been registered at spark people for a few months now i am finally getting the push i need to get involved! i am also in the emotional eaters team and biggest losers team as well and i know that i will actually be able to get where i need to be with such great people here to help support me as i hope to help and support you! Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:28:28 EST A note from Coach Jen Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> We've started to have more of a problem recently with "chain" messages. For example, you're asked to send something along to 10 of your friends, and before you know it you're getting this same message (or a similar one) from lots of different people. <BR> <BR> I think a lot of these are very nice, but not everyone wants them. So we're going to ask that people stop forwarding these along- either as SparkMail messages or comments on SparkPages. Please pass the word along... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:44:32 EST Hurricane Prep - What have you done so far> Food purchase, Water stored away, house protected? <BR> <BR> How are you doing with this. <BR> <BR> Emma Wed, 28 May 2008 13:19:01 EST Visiting FLL need advice My family and I will be visiting your fair city this August. Yes, I know it will be humid, but we're from Maryland and very used to the humidity. <BR> <BR> The main purpose of our trip is to make our first scuba dive. When I decided what I wanted to do to reward myself for wt. loss, scuba was it. As you can see from my profile image, I've already done snorkeling and really loved it. <BR> <BR> Once I decided on the activity I had to decide on the place for my "virgin dive" and YOU WON!!... Mon, 19 May 2008 12:49:43 EST First Hot then Smoke than Hot and Smoke... I think we have moved to fort Smokeydale! <BR> <BR> Emma Mon, 19 May 2008 11:22:47 EST Man it's hot out there! I was wondering what people are doing to keep their exercise up when it's been to freaking hot out there! It's part of the joy of tropical living. <BR> <BR> Emma Mon, 12 May 2008 10:02:07 EST plus size belly dancing lessons I am trying to put together a plus size belly dancing class in Broward county. The class would have to be at night or on the weekend. If you are interested please email me at or leave me a message here. I am in the process of contacting instructors and finding locations. If this works out perhaps we can do additional dance classes. thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> btw I am super plus size so don't worry about your shape or size. Wed, 7 May 2008 09:35:44 EST What Green Ideas Do you have To Share I take 2 mesh bags to stores and I just bought a Green Bag at Publix ($0.99) <BR> <BR> I will buy unbleached Generic Scott Towels to use from now on. <BR> <BR> What have/will you do? Tue, 22 Apr 2008 00:00:40 EST Team Goals Starting soon we are going to be able to set Team Goals. We will be able to set 5. I thought Life Enriching Moments (Thanks Sharen) would be one. Are there any others that you'd like to see? <BR> <BR> Emma Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:30:08 EST ZUMBA MASTER CLASS There is a Zumba master class tomorrow in Coral Springs. Please, let me know if you are interested <em>247</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2008 15:55:45 EST Humor Challenge! I read yesterday that they did a test and people who were expecting to laugh had lower stress chemicals in their body... So I was thinking that if we all shared what made us chuckle today we could be so unstressed that we'd have marvelous healthy eating. I was also thinking that Fort Lauderdale has her own sense of humor and this could be great. Are you In? What struck you as funny today? Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:20:34 EST April Challenge: Answer me This! How are you a SparkFool? Sat, 5 Apr 2008 17:40:45 EST WELCOME TO FORT LAUDERDALE KAYMIAMI, so glad to have you with us. especially for the March of Dimes For Babies Walk. <BR> Don't forget to look for the Broward General Group. Mon, 24 Mar 2008 15:28:27 EST not going to well started changing my ways in late dec 2007 exercise at least 3-4 times a week changed my eating habit's even stopped smoking... since then i've hurt my shoulder exercising, doesn't feel like I've lost any weight, still can't sleep more then 3-4 hours in a row and just really bummed about the whole thing... but still not smoking :-)))) <em>46</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2008 14:29:30 EST Lookie what I found on the internet Here's a place for us to share what we find on the internet as it relates to weight loss, fitness and diet... Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:42:05 EST Are you truly hungry? Came across this article on Very informative... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n-38-lose/29771c6dd8428110VgnVCM100000<BR>13281eac____/weight.loss/<BR>r.success/<BR>ht-_-3122008-_-Weight%20Loss-_-Listen%20%26%20Lose </link> Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:26:58 EST Hello, Fort Lauderdale Sparkers I just joined SP yesterday. I have had quite an experience since July 2007. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Surgery 7/25/07; 8 rounds of chemo (2 weeks apart) and finished 36 radiation treatments on 2/8/08. Yeah! I am the only person on chemo who can gain 34 lbs. in 16 weeks (pity eating!), then put on 10 more during radiation (additional pity eating!). Got to get it off to keep this ugly disease out of my system. I have enjoyed reading everyone's posts. I have never posted on lin... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 22:21:00 EST A new way of thinking about food... Taken from Donna0808's blog: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes. <BR> <BR> A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food. <BR> <BR> Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each gr... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 22:00:16 EST life enriching moments I blog alot about how this is the year of change for me. I try to mix my excercise in with what I call Life enriching moments. So far my Life enriching moments have been, dancing on the broadwalk to a band on Hollywood beach, going to the Garlic festival with whacky headgear and necklaces, going to a Mardi Gras celebration, a walk4the animals fun walk for the Humane society and most recently this past weekend going to the Renaissance Festival and walking along Riverwalk with my crazy dog. Do... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 11:54:57 EST Ten Commandments for Permanent Fat Removal I came across this in a sparkmail today, and thought I would share: <BR> <BR> from FORESTLITTLE's blog <BR> <BR> TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR PERMANENT FAT REMOVAL <BR> <BR> 1. Thou shalt honor and believe in thy self. <BR> 2. Thou shalt move thy booty, move it and move it somemore. <BR> 3. Thou shalt never go hungry again. Eat small meals and healthy snacks daily. <BR> 4. Thou shalt stock thy fridge with the right stuff. Fruits and veggies of the earth. <BR> 5. Thou shalt honestly write it... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 20:45:24 EST Tonight's Biggest Loser (3/4) - From Miami! Did anyone see the opening of the Biggest Loser tonight? Ft. Lauderdale's own SKINNYGAIL led the show, talking about the state of weight in South Florida! She represented well! Tue, 4 Mar 2008 22:28:32 EST March Challenge Results Post your challenge counts here -- do it daily or weekly, let's just see what's going in our mouths! Tue, 4 Mar 2008 20:55:39 EST March Challenge Let's really take a look at what we're eating. Spark People offers us an AMAZING tool to track our food (and exercise). We can also customize what nutritional information that appears on this report. <BR> <BR> Mine is set to show trans fats (which I like to keep at 1 or below!), fiber, protein, sat fat (again I am to keep in the SINGLE digits). <BR> <BR> My challenge to you, fellow Ft. Lauderdale Sparkers is to TRACK YOUR FIBER, PROTEIN AND SAT FATS. <BR> <BR> You will be surprised at w... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 20:54:17 EST March Challenge Post something in "What's Happening in town" and go to one thing and tell us about it. I just found out we have 1,138 members. It seems to me with that amount we are .06 % of Broward County Population. We should be rocking! Tue, 4 Mar 2008 12:39:05 EST March of Dimes / March for Babies After the 5k for a better day. Try a 10k. The March for Babies is on April 26 at Birch State Park. We are walking to celebrate all babies we are looking for family teams. Email me if you would like more info. I am starting with the 5k so I hope to meet people there. We should try to pick a spot to meet. Barbara Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:30:29 EST 3 day Breast Cancer Walk in Tampa Looking for support and inspiration from you sparkers. I have signed up for the walk with my partner. I challenge anyone to train for this to add into their goals! <BR> Will walk 60 miles over 3 days! Am supporting those in my family and friends who bravely fight this disease. <BR> Anyone wanting to join, or already signed up, please connect! Think Pink! Tue, 26 Feb 2008 20:11:22 EST Places for a massage Hi Lauderdale Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Does anyone know a place nearby where I should go for a massage--the best would be in the area near Sunrise Blvd--to Coral Springs or near Sawgrass? <BR> <BR> thanks, duan Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:46:28 EST What's Up for February? Challenge? Goals? What are our challenges and goals for February? Sun, 10 Feb 2008 15:04:50 EST How about a 5K every day? You know, 5K is only 3.1 miles. As part of our challenge this week from the Sun-Sentinel, we've been asked to exercise everyday for 30 minutes for 6 days. I've challenged myself to walk 3.1 miles everyday to complete this challenge. <BR> <BR> I challenge YOU Ft. Lauderdale Sparkers... anyone up for this challenge??? <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2008 22:12:33 EST 5K for a Better Day - March 1st Help support the Chris Evert Children's Hospital at Broward General by participating in the 3rd annual 5K for a Better Day on Saturday, March 1st. There's a $20 registration fee and you get to help kids with cancer. <BR> <BR> American Heritage School sponsors this event and the Heritage Fit Club (we're in the Sun-Sentinel's Take it Off Challenge) will be walking as a team. <BR> <BR> I'll post contact info - if you'd like a registration form, send me private spark mail and I'll pop a form i... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 06:05:28 EST I'm new I am new and live in Lauderdale. Only been back in the area for about 8 months. Glad to be here. My name is Carol by the way. Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:32:54 EST Challenge: Butterfly 5K Coconut Creek Feb 3, 2008 Here's a challenge for you - join me for the Butterfly Run (in my case a walk) at Sabal Pines Park in Coconut Creek on Feb 3, 2008. It's $20 if you pre-register, and if you register early you could get a shirt. Although if your me - the shirt will be to small <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> The race is at 7:30 a.m. with registration being from 6-7. We could even have SparkPeople signs or T-shirts if we felt like being all sparky and obvious in the community. <BR> <BR> Who's in? - Anne <BR> <... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 20:01:19 EST I'm almost to 1,000 SparkPoints! Granted, a lot of it is because I've been a member since 2006, but hey, by tomorrow I'll be over 1,000! <BR> <BR> Actually, this message just put me over the top! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2008 20:23:03 EST Hi! I'm in a public weight loss challenge! Hi everyone! Allow me to introduce myself... you may have seen me on the cover of the Sun-Sentinel's lifestyle section on Sunday... I am the leader of American Heritage's Fit Club, competing in the Take it Off Challenge! <link><BR>/diet/ </link> <BR> <BR> Today, I was a quasi celebrity as apparently EVERYONE subscribes to the Sun-Sentinel... and EVERYONE is watching. <BR> <BR> I'm asking for the same from you... <BR> <BR> As a team, we want to succe... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 19:45:30 EST Watch out for NYRDS! Don't fall victim to NYRDS - New Years Resolution Discouragement Syndrome (NYRDS) - Don't allow normal adjusting to new eating lifestyle, new exercise lifestyle set you back to bad habits, weight gain and general unhealthy eating. NYRDS can strike anytime but is at it's worst in January and February... The cure for NYRDS is simple. Stick with your Program. That's the cure. Yep SWYP cures NYRDS. <BR> <BR> Drink your water and eat your fruit. That's all I have to say here. Sat, 12 Jan 2008 05:35:35 EST In the Sun-Sentinel!!! <link><BR>alth/theskinny/blog/2008/01/sparkpeopl<BR>e_you_rock.html </link> <BR> <BR> It's an awesome article and in our hometown paper! I commented on the article and said that spark people was free and awesome! I also asked people to join and said I sent them. I could end up with a gazzillion sparkpoints!!! We could end up with a Gazzillion new memebers it is all cool. I'm so excited!!! <em>104</em> Tue, 8 Jan 2008 10:06:38 EST Happy Monday! Hello Ft. Lauderdale Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Monday is the start of a new week! So, how is everyone doing on their New Year's Resolutions? Is the resolution becoming a distant memory or do you still have the same "spark" as you did on December 31st? What are you doing to keep the resolution ALIVE? <BR> <BR> Now is the time to share! Statistically people tend to give up their resolutions by the 3rd week in January. Is there something you can share to inspire other TEAM members? Are your goals ... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 17:42:04 EST I found you! I was looking for a group of people dead set on shedding the excess on the frame. I'm downtown ft. lauderdale and I look forward to chatting with all of you. <BR> I got stuck on a plateau and I'm looking for some tips to slant it downward. <BR> Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:26:20 EST January Challenge I challenge us to make up our own challenge. Make it quantifiable and meet our own goal... <BR> <BR> I will go for a walk twice a week all of January Or More.. Sat, 29 Dec 2007 00:15:46 EST New Goals for January What are you working on this first month of the new year? <BR> <BR> I'm planning on losing a pound or two this month. Which means I will be contributing to the fitness minutes for the team. Sat, 29 Dec 2007 00:13:41 EST I'm new! Hi Everyone, just wanted to say hello! I am really happy I came upon this website. Everyone seems really nice. Any suggestions or challenges among members for the New Year? <em>213</em> Fri, 28 Dec 2007 22:11:00 EST New Years Resolutions - Old Year wrap up Do you make resolutions? Do you follow them? What will you be focusing on is 2008? There's so many choices? How do you choose what you will work on for the next year. <BR> <BR> Do you have any accomplishments for this year. Did you make any break throughs? Is life easier? Are you more successful? Proud of anything?? Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:05:43 EST What are your goals for December Mine is simple. If I lose weight great but I absolutely don't want to Gain weight over the holidays. <BR> <BR> What Goals have you set for yourself? Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:03:09 EST If you had an EASY BUTTON What would it do? <BR> <BR> My easy button would make my lunches for me every day (and my husband's breakfasts too!) Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:54:41 EST Newbie! Hey all just wanted to say hello, and thank you in advance for all the help you all will give me! Sun, 25 Nov 2007 14:18:50 EST What makes Fort Lauderdale the Best I like our beaches better than Miami <BR> It's centrally located easy access to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach <BR> We have tourist attractions <BR> And Sawgrass Mills <BR> My High School is still in town. <BR> We've got excellant Hospitals. <BR> We've got great places to go out for fun. <BR> The Beach, The Beach... <BR> <BR> Can you add anything? Wed, 14 Nov 2007 21:54:46 EST SparkQuestions I've been hanging around for a couple of months and I think I have almost got this figured out. I know how to get a virtual model, how to subscribe to discussion and more importantly how to unsubscribe. So what I am saying is Go ahead and ask. I'll tell you what I know. <BR> <BR> Emma Smart Wed, 14 Nov 2007 21:51:34 EST What's happening in town? This is the place to post where the party is at. I will look for events that interest me and you do the same. It will be cool. We live in paradice. I'd like to hear if anybody goes anywhere cool. So we can all know about it! <BR> <BR> My favorite Delray Beach trip is Wakodahatchee. It is a man made wetland and has more wildlife per foot walked than even the zoo. There's waterfoul and alligators, turtles, bunnies and all kind of nesting birds. Everyone should make this trip.. There i... Wed, 14 Nov 2007 21:46:17 EST Halloween Where are the cool parties tonight?? Wed, 31 Oct 2007 08:13:57 EST virtual model hello sp'ers im new here and still discovering everything good here and all the beautiful people here. i need help to hookup my page how do i get a virtual model and how to add to my page. thanks for yuor help. <BR> nadia Tue, 30 Oct 2007 10:34:50 EST New to the Team Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm in the North West Broward area. Just wanted to say hi. <em>213</em> Mon, 22 Oct 2007 20:08:18 EST Hello Everyone Hi Fort Lauderdale, <BR> <BR> I just started my diet one month ago . <BR> my starting weight was 152 today i weighed in at 145. I am an acupuntre physician and will be joining a new practice in 2 weeks and i wanted to look good and be a good example for my patients. For 2 years i've been treating patients for weight loss with acupnture and nutritional counseling and have decided after my battle wtih cancer that i would treat myself and so far so good. So i am joing this team so get suppor... Sat, 20 Oct 2007 18:23:33 EST Plantation Sparkler Looking for Work out Buddies Hi everybody - I'm new. I'm in Plantation, and I'm looking for free (I wish) or cheap yoga or pilates to compliment my training. I'm a big big girl and I'm training for a half marathon with Team In Training ( for those interested). I could use a buddy for strength or flexibility training. It's just plain more fun with someone else to play with, right? Anyway, looking forward to hanging out with ya all. :) Anne Sun, 7 Oct 2007 09:05:14 EST BRAND SPANKIN NEW!!! <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Hi All!!! I'm sort of a SP rookie (just joined about 15 minutes ago!). I don't have much of a page yet, but you can check it out and get a little info on me. I'll be adding stuff to it just as soon as I can. I'm a pretty friendly, open-minded person, so feel free to drop me a line sometime! Mon, 1 Oct 2007 18:41:08 EST Introducing Myself Hello everyone! I am new to this site and to this group. I'm Emme and I have hypothryriod. It makes it harder to lose weight but not impossible so I am not using it as an excuse. I am on medication for it, and have been for many years. They have to keep adjusting the dosage every now and then. I look forward to making some friends here. God has blessed me with a beautiful, normal, and healthy body and I have not taken good care of it, but now I am trying to change that. I have lost 16lbs sinc... Wed, 19 Sep 2007 23:13:30 EST Just Joined Today My name is Marylou, a friend of mine told me about Spark, I just got around to looking into it today... I am glad I did! I am excited to make full use of the site, I need all the help I can get :) I want to loose 75 pounds. Before I was in a car accident I was healthy and happy with my weight, that was 8 years ago and it has just been a downward slide since, I want to get a grip on it and be the healthy person I once was. I am 26...I was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, I spent three years ... Tue, 11 Sep 2007 15:21:58 EST Hi I'm new too... You can call me emma but that's not my name. I want to be Smart so I took that name for this virtual identity. I live in Fort Lauderdale. I went to Boyd Anderson High School, Lauderhill Middle, McNab Elementary and Middle River Elementary. So I'm from here for real. I stopped running in 1975. My goal for right now is to get healthy enough to start again. I want my energy back thank you. I hope every one is great and doing great. I'm glad I found this it works for me on a lot of leve... Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:22:03 EST Hello Hi everyone. This is so exciting!!! I can't wait to lose the weight that I have gained since my wedding. Has anyone been to Smart Bodies in Ft. Lauderdale off of federal highway. Tue, 21 Aug 2007 00:36:03 EST Hello Neighbors, just signed up tonight. Hi everyone, My name is Christine. I started on low carb diet about 3 weeks ago and lost about 8 pounds. But now I want to start eating healthier by lowing my calories and fat intake. It will be nice to be on a local team. :0) Sat, 4 Aug 2007 23:57:24 EST New kid on the Block Good morning all <BR> <BR> I spinned the wheel to get some points and it said to join a team and I saw the Fort lauderdale Sparkers and here I am. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my first day on the new eating habits and it was great now if I can keep that up for a few months and I will, it will be awesome. <BR> <BR> I love this site, its the best one I have found on the internet. <BR> <BR> I hope to read all your messages now and in the future. <BR> <BR> Regards, <BR> Maria Sun, 15 Jul 2007 10:48:05 EST Hi Everybody! I'm new to Spark People and I'm a big overwhelmed by it all. Seems like there is so much, but I like it and hope to get familiar with it! There sure is a lot to learn here. Hope some of it at least, brings off some pounds. LOL!! <em>247</em> Sat, 14 Jul 2007 16:29:51 EST Hello. New to spark people I have been busy learning how to use all the tools that sparkpeople has to offer. This is great. Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:37:08 EST