SparkPeople Southern NH Sparkers! Team Messageboard This team is for everyone in the Southern New Hampshire region, including Manchester, Nashua, Concord and all of the other towns in Hillsborough County. Let's get healthy together! SparkPeople Southern NH Sparkers! Team Messageboard What's up with this team? I haven't been around in a while and was wondering if there is still a team. <BR> I'm located in the Rockingham area and come spring time I'll be looking for a walking partner. <BR> I live in Deerfield NH and am wondering if anyone knows of a few great places that we can walk. <BR> Thank you <BR> Diane Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:54:39 EST Hello All Hello NH Sparkers, <BR> <BR> My name is Colleen and I am new both to NH and to SparkPeople. I have a lengthy history of fairly dramatic weight gains and losses. Each time I lose, I swear it's the last time I'll have to do it, but never is. 2 years ago I took up running and was doing very with my food/fitness routine and was close to achieving my goal weight until foot surgery in July of 2013 (and the inactivity during my recovery time) set me back 20 lbs. Three weeks after being cle... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:27:49 EST Alikat I need help! I am a yoyo dieter and have recently been on a non stop eating binge! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 22:08:40 EST Any friends from the Seacoast Area? I am new to this and would love to connect with other Seacoast Sparkers? Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:40:56 EST keeping a commitment! I made a commitment to work out every day. I'm on day 53. I have used DVD's, spark demos and a work out class at the Y so far to get at least 20 minutes of strength and cardio in each day. I'm determined to do it for 365 days. So far I haven't seen any change in weight, but my clothes fit differently and my attitude has improved! I don't have too much to lose, but I'd like to see a little nudge in the scale! Glad you are all here! Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:10:40 EST New to NH Danville area Hi, <BR> <BR> I moved to NH in Feb of 2013....looking for spark friends that enjoy walking or hiking. <BR> <BR> If you live near Danville, Kingston, Plaistow, Hampstead area ...not sure what else is close but if you would like to get together to motivate and keep active please spark mail me. <BR> <BR> Hoping to lose 30 more lbs to reach goal....anyone interested....I also work out at the gym in Hampstead and would love a partner. <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 22:05:01 EST Hello Hi, I am 37 years old and currently down from 156 to 141 in 5 weeks. I am beginning to plateau so I figured I would join Sparks,and get the help and reassurance I need. :) Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:04:47 EST Exeter Area Chi Runners? I just started Chi Running (I've been running for 3 years, but I'm new to these techniques) and I'd love to find some fellow "chis" to run with and to exchange tips and feedback. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 15:13:46 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 6 Feb 2013 17:49:35 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 6 Feb 2013 17:34:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 6 Feb 2013 05:26:50 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:28:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:42:44 EST Hello From Hillsborough! Hello all! I live in Hillsborough, and travel over to Manchester and Concord regulaarly. I am a school teacher, and am working on a movie about Mt. Monadnock in my spare time. Also I love to write and blog. Please read my Christmas letter today! <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173442 Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:00:02 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:32:07 EST What's Going On!!?! NH's Motto: Life Free or Die. <BR> Sounds like NHers are supposed to have spirit and spunk, right? <BR> <BR> Well where IS everyone!?! <BR> I'm looking at the 'last post' dates on some of these conversations and they're making me sad. <BR> Self admittedly, I haven't been putting forth the effort I should to stay in shape and keep up with this group. Maybe some others have let that happen as well. <BR> <BR> But no more! There will be no blame, no guilt, no hiding because we haven't been as p... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 09:09:58 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 9 Aug 2012 08:02:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 5 Aug 2012 13:19:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Aug 2012 10:32:07 EST Hello I'm in Hudson. Just started hitting the gym again. Aiming for M-W-F. Would like to start walking again. Have a goal to loose 30 pounds by Nov. 1st <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:01:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 8 Jul 2012 09:01:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:57:41 EST seacoast??? Anyone from the Seacoast???? Wed, 7 Mar 2012 06:33:14 EST Workout buddy wanted Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I live in Nashua and currently go to WOW but will be switching over to the Y. I really would like someone to work out with for motivation. I have had a difficult time with making the time to exercise and need someone to hold me accountable. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:42:43 EST new year, new goals I want to make 2012 a year of healthy choices in all areas of my life -- food, exercise, work, family, and friends. My goals are to have less stress, push away from my desk and leave work at a reasonable time, make healthy eating a priority, start moving more, and perhaps hit my 62nd birthday next december 20th 25 lbs lighter. I know i can make changes in the year ahead with the support and suggestions of others trying to make changes too. I want to lose weight but i dont want to do it ea... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:54:26 EST New Single Mother from Manchester Hi my name is Stephanie.. from Manchester. I am a single mother of 2 wonderful girls. I gained about 70 pounds after having my girls. I then quit smoking .. one year ago..and gained another 25.. I was already struggling trying not to hit that 200 mark..and now i'm begging myself not to hit that 300 mark.. I wake up wanting to change everyday... I have been going to bariatric meetings for almost 2 years, yet have continued to gain instead of lose. My health is at its worst.. I am fed up.. and ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:02:08 EST I need a running buddy in Manchester - anyone?? Hi there! <BR> <BR> I'm desperately trying to stick to a running regimen so I can get back into it and like it again! I've been running 5k's and finishing between 26-28 minutes but I'd like to get faster. My goal is to break 24 minutes soon! <BR> <BR> I've been running alone, and sometimes my mom runs with me as she's rehabbing from knee surgery, and I like running with a buddy. <BR> <BR> Anyone? Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:17:06 EST Hi from Nashua... Name/SN: Jennifer/ <BR> Age: 28 <BR> Kids' Ages: 9, 7, 2, 10months, 10months <BR> Hobbies/Interests: The gym is the only thing I make time for. All the rest is devoted to the boys <BR> Fitness Goals: I want to hear " O.M.G, you have five kids and your wearing a bikini!" <BR> Anything Else: Glad to have found this group! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 06:32:11 EST ::::Looks around::::: <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Where IS everyone?! <BR> <BR> Must be out exercising and enjoying the sun?! Hope everyone is doing well and appreciating a day without rain! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I know I did! <BR> <BR> I think I finally have figured out most of the you can see, I figured out the emoticons. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am just shy of gaining level six...should hit it by end of the week. <em>248</em> <BR> <B... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 18:10:48 EST SEPTEMBER 2011 - "NO EXCUSES" CHALLENGE! My Lowellian friend Jeckie, with her wonderfully motivational blog has given me an idea. <BR> <BR> Seeing that THIS, my dear friends, is the start of a new month. I challenge each & everyone of you to see how many days can YOU go without making ANY excuses for either going over (or under) your caloric goals, <BR> <em>29</em> <BR> or not DAILY tracking your food intake, <BR> <em>195</em> <em>4</em> <BR> or not CONSCIOUSLY making an effort to do any ST or cardio, whenever YOU have them... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:57:31 EST Hey All Would like to introduce myself to you all. I am just starting, and very confused with a few things. I am unsure how to get help, and who I can talk to. If anyone can help me with getting started, I would greatly appreciate it. I want to let someone know where I am in my diet and fitness regime as I already have one in place, and find out how I fit Spark people into that in order to make it work. I am getting rather frustrated. After my son was born 6 years ago, I lost 80+ lbs over 2-21/2 year... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:19:23 EST FOOD SIGN-UP for END-of-SUMMER PICNIC-RALLY <em>491</em> <em>45</em> <em>258</em> <em>274</em> <em>191</em> <em>267</em> <em>181</em> <em>277</em> <em>291</em> <BR> <BR> Please let me know what you'd like to bring to the Spark Picnic-Rally on Saturday, September 17th. Copy the items below, type the HEALTHY dish you are planning on bringing, along with your SP name and paste in a reply. Example is below <BR> <BR> <BR> APPETIZERS <BR> <BR> <BR> SALADS <BR> (Example) <BR> Tuna-macaroni salad - RUBYCLAIRE <BR> <BR> MAIN ... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:52:24 EST 2011 SIGN-UP END-of-SUMMER SPARK PICNIC-RALLY!! SPARK PICNIC-RALLY! --------- SPARK PICNIC-RALLY!! <BR> <BR> <em>191</em> <em>190</em> <em>191</em> <em>190</em> <em>191</em> <em>190</em> <em>191</em> <BR> <BR> Sign-up here for our End-of-Summer Spark Picnic-Rally <BR> <BR> Will you be attending? <BR> Will you be bringing someone (wife, husband, partner, child/ren, friend) with you? <BR> Would you need a ride? <BR> Let us know whom, and what, to expect, so we may try to accommodate you. <BR> <BR> The Picnic-Rally will be hel... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:50:53 EST NH <3 Hello! My name is Alex and I have about 50 pounds to lose until I can go to the beach at strut down the shore line confidently. I am happy to have joined spark people and still getting used to how to use everything. Right now I am a busy person working 60 hours a week (8 full time job/ 4 marketing internship) and going to school. I am having a hard time staying motivated and have gone down from 218 to 189, however I feel like that number would be lowered if i exercised more. Any motivational ... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 23:38:42 EST Any local 5K's? Walks? Anything? Hey ya'll! <BR> <BR> I so badly want to be a runner. My body isn't quite on board... but my mind is all there. Are there any walks or 5K's that anyone is signed up for locally? <BR> <BR> I need to sign up for a road race of some sort so I have a date to work towards (just how I funtion)... <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:30:31 EST Gym buddy? Hi, I'm in Manchester and I need to find a gym buddy. I'm looking to go hopefully twice a week, and I have a membership to the westside Planet Fitness, as well as the Y. I could do nights, weekends, or early am (home by 8:30 am). Let me know if you are interested. Thu, 9 Jun 2011 14:47:29 EST Moving and looking to meet new people. My husband and I will be moving to the area in the fall and I would like to make some new connections to network the area. He will have a job but I won't at the time. I do medical billing. We will also be looking for a house to rent and he plays hockey (goalie). Could always use a walking partner too! If anyone has any thoughts on the Derry/Salem area please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks so much and have a great day! Tue, 7 Jun 2011 14:02:26 EST Active workout crazy grandma Hi my name is Anna, I am 52, mother of 2 and gradmother to 6, being a grandma is wonderful, the best part is people tell me they don't believe I am a grandma, usually when I am with one of my grandchidlren, people think they are my kids, love that! I have been overweight my entire life, but I exercise almsot every day, I have a personal trainer, and love to work out, just can't seem to loose weight. My doctor, my nutritionist, and every other diet person I have talked to say its because I do... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:02:10 EST Manchester Area Get Together? Is there anyone in the Manchester/Goffstown area interested in a F2F meetup, maybe a group get-together on a regular basis? I am thinking once a month or so, and people who meet and hit it off could do more often as they like. <BR> <BR> There is a restaurant in the Village in Goffstown that has function space, and I don't think they charge anything for it, or we could always meet at a park or large chain bookstore, etc. <BR> <BR> Anyone? Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:41:57 EST Hi everyone, My doctor suggested this site to help me keep track of what I was eating etc. I want to lose about 25lbs. I have been <BR> going to Gold's Gym in Manchester for almost 10 yrs now, so I do have some good habits. I just need to tackle the nutrition part of my healthy lifestyle. Spark nutrition has opened my eyes.. OUCH. Anyway, I'm looking foward to learning more as I go. SparkPeople seems like an outstanding place to start and learn. Love it so far. <BR> Thanks, Suzanne Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:20:32 EST Walk for PCOS Research NOTE: This was changed from a 5K to a walk for donations per mile walked. <BR> <BR> Walk-a-Thon for PCOS Awareness and Research <BR> Location: Tilton, New Hampshire <BR> Date: June 4th <BR> Time: 9:30am <BR> Join us for walk-a-thon to raise awareness and funds for PCOS research. Feel free to join in or donate. Anyone who knows me knows that PCOS has affected my life greatly and WILL affect my daughter's life. I would love to help them to find a cure.... <BR> <BR> If interested in joining in... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:37:23 EST trying again, one more time I have started this journey more times than I care to count, I have been to weight watchers almost yearly since I was 7. My parents sent me away when I was 13, no luck. I had weight loss surgery in 2003 lost 100 lbs and had so many problems from the surgery I had to have emergency surgery to have it removed in 2007. So here I am, trying yet again. Hoping beyond hope that maybe this will work. Looking for a motivated buddy. I am a stay at home mom of toddlers in Manchester, NH. Is it po... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:17:19 EST Just joined, and looking for a work out buddy. Hi Everyone! <BR> I just joined spark, and i am new to Manchester, NH. <BR> Between my move and this weather i have completly stopped exercising... <BR> For me, i know that i need to be held accountable for working out, otherwise, i wont..and usually that means that i have to sign up for a class or go with a friend to the gym. The gym i go to has no i have no real motivation to go most of the time... <BR> So i was wondering if someone who maybe is in the same boat as me, or so... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:56:10 EST New to the team - from Deerfield Hey, everybody! I've been on sparkpeople since last summer, but I'm just getting serious about it. I have 62 pounds to go (started at 75). I'm 56 years old, have 3 grown daughters, a husband, a neurotic dog. I also have Multiple Sclerosis. Love to get to know others from around here. Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:28:20 EST Gyms with Day Passes The most recent snowstorms have been reeking havoc on my running mileage goals and the upcoming weekend seems like frostbite central. I don't have a gym membership or a treadmill. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of a in Southern NH/Northern MA gym that will allow me to buy a day pass? <BR> <BR> Bonus if the gym has fitness classes and or a pool. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:12:55 EST Just joined today Hello Team, just joined to today and feeling great about it. I have made the resolution that this is the year of the body. Looking forward to contributing and getting to know this team more! Thanks. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:34:29 EST My Five Year Anniversary I'll be celebrating my 5 year anniversary of being at my goal weight on Feb. 11. It was almost 6 years ago that I decided to begin my weight loss and maintenance journey. The weight loss was actually easier than the maintenance part and I have about 5-7 pounds that I would like to lose. It's a never-ending journey that has been worth it. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 08:54:38 EST 2011 and a New Start My name is Bridget and I just turned 37 years old. Here we are in 2011 and my resolution is to live life to the fullest. I plan to eat less, move more and be happy to be me. For my birthday - I was given snow shoes and since I live in New Hampshire I plan to use them often. <BR> Day one of a new year and day one of the rest of my life. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:28:58 EST On the road again Hi, My name is Rebecca. I was introduced to SparkPeople by a friend. This is not my first time trying to diet. I actually lost 130lbs doing weight watchers a while back. I've since then hit a plateau, decided I was wasting my money and stopped going. I have gained most of my weight back. At this point, I want to lose the weight but I am not very motivated to start all over again. I know that I was happier with myself as they weight came off but it just seems like such a huge goal to o... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 10:16:20 EST Walk or Run in Portsmouth,NH?? I live in Rochester,NH and can easily get to Portsmouth during the week. I'd love to set up a regular meet up for running, biking, or walking around Portsmouth. Is anyone near Portsmouth and interested in that? Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:47:51 EST Really Doing It This Time I am currently at 156lbs and completely unhappy with how I look and feel. Over the past year I have been a part of Spark People but never really did anything with it. In that same time period I have tried the no flour, no sugar diet where I did loose but just couldn't keep it up especially on vacation. I joined Weight Watchers for a while too, didn't keep up with it. I was very sporadic at the gym which was about a 15 minute drive for me. BUT all of that is changing today!! I have joine... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 13:19:42 EST Hello, and happy November! Hi all! I am Anna, 27 in Manchester. I am here to get/stay motivated and lose this extra weight! I had my first baby in February, and actually lost a lot of weight right after he was born, I was down to my lowest weight since college for awhile, but then, it all came back. As he gets bigger, and schedules more unpredictable, I am finding it harder to find time for me, and to be motivated to cook healthy meals instead of grabbing what's quick and easy, or whatever I don't have to make myself! ... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 20:57:10 EST Hello from Auburn! I'm not new to sparks, or new hampshire, just moved back at the beginning of october. Looking for new friends/support maybe even a gym buddy. <BR> <BR> Have a great Hallowe'en everything in moderation ;) <BR> <BR> ~Volante Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:06:07 EST Rachael from Londonderry, NH I've been with sparkpeople for a year and a half but it has never occurred to me to join a geographically based team before. I just read someone's blog post. She was writing about how she had a big party when she lost 100 pounds and that 12 of her local sparkbuddies attended. my thought. I want local sparkbuddies. Why didn't I think of that? so here i am. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 17:44:17 EST Box Tops for Education Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I buy Progresso Soup alot, and they now have "Box Tops for Education" on them, and I would love to collect them for a local school, but can't seem to find any online? <BR> <BR> Do any of you know anyone who is collecting these? I would love to mail them to someone who will put them to good use! <BR> <BR> Thanks team! Mon, 4 Oct 2010 13:50:14 EST ****Hotter than Cider RULES**** Time for a new team challenge! <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Be part of Southern NH Sparkers' Team <BR> 2. Post your weigh in information on the thread in the challenge section of the team page (instructions are in the first post there) <BR> 3. Take part in the challenges listed on the challenge thread. Track your progress! <BR> <BR> That's all of them! It's that simple! <BR> <BR> Let these pounds fall off like the leaves are falling off the trees! By Halloween, we will A... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:07:38 EST ****Hotter than Cider CHALLENGES**** Need some motivation? Here are some daily challenges to keep you going! You can copy & paste this to track your progress!! <BR> <BR> Tue 09/28/10: 10 glasses of water <BR> Wed 09/29/10: 6 fruit/veggies <BR> Thu 09/30/10: 10 crunches <BR> Fri 10/01/10: No caffeine today! (this is tough!) <BR> Sat 10/02/10: 10 push ups (any kind) <BR> Sun 10/03/10: 10 jumping jacks <BR> Mon 10/04/10: 20 minute walk <BR> Tue 10/05/10: 20 crunches <BR> Wed 10/06/10: 6 fruit/veggies <BR> Thu 10/07/10: 10 glasse... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:03:40 EST ****Hotter than Cider WEIGH IN**** Please post the following each week: <BR> <BR> HW: (highest weight-doesn't have to be recent, just ur highest) <BR> SW: (starting weight for this challenge) <BR> CW: (current weight of day you weigh in) <BR> GW: (goal weight for this challenge) <BR> <BR> .. Some of you may be asking, "Why the HW?" Good question team! Let me tell you why! Sometimes we just need a little extra push to see how far we have already come, and on weeks were we maintain or even gain, we can still see where we WERE... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:45:20 EST Anyone want do go hiking on monday 9/20 Im planning on going hiking on mt. monadnock on monday morning... On their website it says its a 5mile hike. This is going to be my first hike in a LONG time hehe. My fiance is coming along for support if anyone wants to join! Im from salem, nh but anyone is welcome to car pool with us, if needed. Just throwing it out there if anyone wants to come :) Thu, 16 Sep 2010 21:52:14 EST ron nazzaro i have lost 47 pds since discovering i had type two diabetes. i have enjoyed this group and the help that it has provided me. with your encouragment and motivation i will succeed where i never did before Thu, 16 Sep 2010 08:09:45 EST Hello From Manchester New here... again.. did this a couple years ago but didn't do very well. Now my husband, best friend and her boyfriend are all going to try this together. Wish us luck! Tue, 31 Aug 2010 18:42:47 EST Bellydance? Hey Ladies! I was thinking it would be fun to get a group of ladies together to take some belly dance classes. She offers them on different days of the week in Manchester, Amherst and Nashua. The Manchester Classes are more expensive but her Amherst and Nashua classes are only $12 a piece. <BR> <BR> If you're interested, drop me a line. Here's her website: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tm </link> Sat, 21 Aug 2010 10:57:57 EST It's Not About The Weight Hi All - <BR> <BR> I just added a new event to the site regarding a fundraising event happening in just 2 weeks! Here is the information for the event: <BR> <BR> It's Not About The Weight <BR> <BR> August 7, 2010 from 10am until 2pm <BR> @ Londonderry Town Commons <BR> <BR> Come join us for a fun filled day to learn more about eating disorders. Many people in our town suffer personally or know someone who suffers from an eating disorder, this event is to spread awaren... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 16:12:54 EST Hello! Hi there, <BR> I'm back with SparkPeople, hoping I can stick with it this time. I feel a bit more determined this time and for some reason am feeling the crunch because my 30th b-day is around the corner!! Yikes! I'd love any and all support and any good resources that are in the area! <BR> Thanks! Becca Sun, 25 Jul 2010 12:18:37 EST Licalicious by Labor Day Challenge CHALLENGE #2 We have completed Challenge #1, to complete 1,000 crunches! This challenge took us 8 days to complete! Let's try to complete challenge #2 in 7 days! <BR> <BR> Challenge #2: Complete 250 miles <BR> <BR> Whether by walking, biking, running, jogging, swimming, however you move, log it! Track it! <BR> <BR> Previous amount: 250 miles <BR> Amt I completed: 000 <BR> New amt completed: 250 <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:06:26 EST Bathing suit shopping should come with cocktails.. Or counseling. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 20:58:56 EST Hi NH sparkers! Hi everyone, my name is Amanda. I am 25 and live in Manchester with my 3 year old son. I have about 55 lbs to lose and am ready to start! I have been on Spark for quite a while now but always end up losing my way, then coming back, then slacking off... you know the cycle. I am trying to deal with my binge and emotional eating as that has been a huge obstacle in my weight loss progress. <BR> <BR> I am a beginner runner and a goal of mine is to run a 5k! I don't belong to a gym but have a... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 09:29:12 EST Not New but Back Hi, <BR> Not new to Spark People.. but after a long time I'm back on the forum, looking for possible work out partners. I go to Gold's in Manchester/Goffstown/ Merrimack (NH). I just got a home gym and treadmill so now I have no excuses. <BR> -C Sat, 3 Jul 2010 17:56:31 EST Licalicious by Labor Day Challenge CHALLENGE #1: Hello there Southern NH Sparkers! <BR> <BR> As of July 4th, out Spark-lers Slimdown Challenge will be complete, and we will be in need of a challenge to really get ourselves going! <BR> <BR> Here is the challenge: <BR> <BR> September 6th, 2010 is Labor Day, and we ought to look LICALICIOUS! <BR> <BR> What is Licalicious you may wonder? <BR> Licalicious is that feeling you get when you are wearing something that looks smokin great on you, and you feel radiant and confident...Where peo... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:43:40 EST Licalicious by Labor Day Challenge WEIGH IN: Hello there Southern NH Sparkers! <BR> <BR> As of July 4th, out Spark-lers Slimdown Challenge will be complete, and we will be in need of a challenge to really get ourselves going! <BR> <BR> Here is the challenge: <BR> <BR> September 6th, 2010 is Labor Day, and we ought to look LICALICIOUS! <BR> <BR> What is Licalicious you may wonder? <BR> Licalicious is that feeling you get when you are wearing something that looks smokin great on you, and you feel radiant and confident...Where peo... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:41:34 EST Licalicious by Labor Day Challenge DISCUSSION Hello there Southern NH Sparkers! <BR> <BR> As of July 4th, out Spark-lers Slimdown Challenge will be complete, and we will be in need of a challenge to really get ourselves going! <BR> <BR> Here is the challenge: <BR> <BR> September 6th, 2010 is Labor Day, and we ought to look LICALICIOUS! <BR> <BR> What is Licalicious you may wonder? <BR> Licalicious is that feeling you get when you are wearing something that looks smokin great on you, and you feel radiant and confident...Where peo... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:40:35 EST Sat 10/2/ my 10K buddy? Hey y'all! <BR> <BR> On Saturday October 2, 2010 is the 18th Annual New Hampshire Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Road Race, and 5K Health Walk @ Newfound Lake. <BR> <BR> I really really really want to do the 10K. It is $18 per person and is going to be a really fun time! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if someone would like to run/jog/walk it with me? As of right now, I can not run it completely, or jog is completely. But I CAN finish a 10K! (its only 6.2 miles, right?) <BR> <BR> If you can't... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:54:39 EST NH Spark get together! Saturday 6/26! There will be a get together with ALL the New Hampshire Spark teams! <BR> <BR> Mark the date, June 26 from 11AM - 5PM <BR> <BR> Stratham Park near Portsmouth New Hampshire. <BR> We have a covered pavilion with picnic tables and grills. There are hiking trails to walk and a playground for kids. <BR> <BR> IT IS A FREE EVENT! COME MEET YOUR NEW HAMPSHIRE SPARK MEMBERS! <BR> <BR> We do ask that if you are attending, please let us know at least a week before so we can plan. Please brin... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:27:02 EST Hello from Merrimack Writer, runner, what else... Other than, I have no idea what took me so long to look for some local SparkFriends! Tue, 8 Jun 2010 11:31:40 EST New to Spark Hi everyone I am new to sparkpeople. I am 30 and I have 2 wonderful children. My oldest son has an autism spectrum disorder so over the years I have found myself neglecting my body in an effort to take care of him. I suffer from severe asthma that has caused me to be on prednisone numerous time in the last couple of years causing my weight to skyrocket. I am very discouraged trying to lose weight and find the time for myself. I am really enjoying the ease of sparkpeople, and hope it will... Sat, 29 May 2010 07:56:17 EST Hi Everyone My name is Patrice and I've been a Sparker for about 6 weeks. I found this site through SparkRecipes and quickly became addicted. I lost 12 pounds so far. But the last few days I haven't had time to make my daily visit to the site and find myself tempted to make bad choices. I now realize how much motivation I get from all of you. So I decided to introduce myself and become more involved. Thank you for all your support so far. I look forward to your help and encouragement as I work to... Sun, 23 May 2010 19:38:50 EST NH American Heart Association Heart Walk Just to let anyone know who'd like to participate. The NH American Heart Association is holding its annual Heart Walk,2010. 5 or 1 mile fun walks for a good cause. <BR> Sunday May 23, 2010 at the FisherCats Stadium. <BR> Check out the website<BR>ml?identifier=3072499 Fri, 21 May 2010 13:39:46 EST A little about me... Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Beth. I am 27 years old and I live in southern New Hampshire. I was told about sparkpeople from a friend. So far, I love it. I was doing weight watchers but always struggled because of my emotions and just all the junk in my head. Weight watchers only covers the food and encourages you to exercise. I love sparkpeople because it takes the whole picture and deals with it. I have found it very motivating and encouraging. I have a total of 63 pounds to lose but h... Mon, 17 May 2010 20:37:33 EST Walking time! Ok, now that the snow is gone, it's time to start walking again. <BR> <BR> This year I'm going to alternate between Derryfield and Livingston Parks. I'm planning on every night for at least 30 minutes. If you're interested, drop me a line and I'll letcha know where I'll be. <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sun, 16 May 2010 09:54:56 EST new here :) can't wait to see how this turns out sooo far this site is addictive <em>252</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 16:15:32 EST New member Hello. I just joined Spark and am open to any and all good advice for an obese person to lose weight. Im tryng to get motivated and stay that way. Tue, 27 Apr 2010 18:10:44 EST new member hi, everyone i joined today ,i`m from the salem area and have been trying to lose weight on my own for about a month decided i could use help from others who understand how hard this is Wed, 21 Apr 2010 20:20:05 EST new to the team Hi Everyone, i joined spark people about a month ago and just found this team so i thought i'd say hi and introduce myself. If anyone is ever looking for a hiking buddy let me know! I'm in the peterborough area! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:42:56 EST new to the team Hi Everyone, i joined spark people about a month ago and just found this team so i thought i'd say hi and introduce myself. If anyone is ever looking for a hiking buddy let me know! I'm in the peterborough area! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:40:23 EST Relationships and weight loss. Before losing weight, I always felt lucky that people were willing to be in a relationship with me, both in friendship and in romantic relationships. Now that I have lost weight, I'm in a romantic relationship where my partner constantly tells me that he is the lucky one to be in a relationship with me. I still feel lucky that I am with him, but I don't think that I ever felt such a reciprocal felling before and it has changed the way that I think about myself in so many aspects of my life. Fri, 26 Mar 2010 14:20:45 EST I'm Back! From Derry Hello everyone! I have joined Spark 2 times before and now I'm back. I'm looking for a fresh start. I've recently lost 6 lbs on my own and am now looking for motivation (and hopefully a gym buddy) to get me through my last 8 to reach my goal. I go to Planet Fitness in Derry if anyone is interested in meeting up! Sun, 14 Mar 2010 20:10:22 EST Looking for a workout partner Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I work in Raymond and have a membership to the planet fitness there. I'm looking for someone to meet me there after work. I get out at 2:45 and can be there in five minutes. Anyone interested? <BR> <BR> I'm also going to be looking for people to go hiking with as the weather starts getting better. Maybe as a group we could plan some hiking trips? Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:40:44 EST New here..would love to find a workout buddy! Hi all! I read about this site in First magazine, and decided to check it out. I live in Manchester, very close to the Verizon Center. I am planning on joining Planet Fitness this week, and I would love to find a workout buddy. It would be great to have someone I good give and receive encouragement to..strength in numbers right? :-) Tue, 9 Mar 2010 00:35:48 EST What gym do you belong to (if any)? I thought this would be a great thread to start so if other sparkers are looking for a workout buddy at their gym or looking to join a gym, they can check in here to see who goes where! <BR> <BR> I go to Gold's Gym in Manchester & Goffstown Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:46:29 EST Exercise in bad weather? What do ya'll do for exercise when the weather is bad out? Snow, rain, hurricane? <BR> <BR> My favorite is to stay inside with Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred or a Billy Blanks Tae Bo DVDs. <BR> <BR> Does anyone go outside & just go for a run anyways? Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:43:29 EST Mammy081 needs help to lose and exercise Hi; I'm mammy081 from Manchester, NH. I'm well over 60 and still need help to lose a few pounds, exercise, and I need friends. Can you help? I appreciate any tips to achieve these goals! Thank you. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 08:27:38 EST Spark-lers Slimdown Challenge! Alllllright Southern NH SParkers! Spring is practically here, which means Independence Day is just around the corner! Just a little over 4 months from now! <BR> <BR> Let us all shake our booties and get into gear for this warmer weather & July 4th! Let us all look fantabulous with our sparklers and be a bigger hit than the fireworks this Independence Day!! <BR> <BR> Here is the challenge: <BR> **Write down your starting weight, and goal weight by July 4th, 2010. Also write down how you p... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:14:25 EST I DARE YOU! My gym is offering belly dance classes on Saturdays at 10:30 AM in Salem or 6:30pm on Thursdays in Derry. Derry also does Yoga 2 nights a week at 6:30pm. <BR> <BR> The cost is $10 per class if you're not a member but they do offer a free 7 day pass so you could get the first 2 classes free. <BR> <BR> I just hit the 20lb weight loss mark and now it's time to tone and work on balance! Think you're up to it? Wed, 17 Feb 2010 06:04:51 EST treetop have been using Sparkpeople for several years and rely on it! Is anyone trying to track sugars? I don't see an entry for that particular nutrient. I need to track sodium, carbs and sugars. ahhh, the joys of getting older! Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:10:12 EST February Checkin So it is a couple days late, but better than never! Here is our daily February Check in!! I hope everyone is doind splendid!! Wed, 3 Feb 2010 08:55:46 EST New to Spark people Hello, just embarking on my spark people journey and I have a question. Does coffee or diet soda count towards your daily water intake, or just water? Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:16:04 EST First time Sparkperson, long term goals. Hi there! I live in Maine and I am a stay at home mom. I have been trying to conceive our second child for about 2 years now, with no success. I have also tried to lose my excess weight consistently over the past 10 years. I have tried many different programs with no success. I am now working with a Registered Dietitian, so have renewed hope for my future health! I have a 10 yr old Daughter who I'd really like to know I am a good role model for health wise! <BR> I am looking for tips... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 21:16:08 EST 2010 Jimmy Fund Walk Hey all! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if you all would be interested in going in as a team and do the Jimmy Fund Walk this year. I e-mailed them for more info and to see what we would all need to do to make this happen. <BR> <BR> Feedback? Thoughts?... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:16:12 EST Little Red Dress SlimDown for Little Red Heart Day hey there everyone! i thought of a new fun challenge for us here at So NH Sparkers! Valentines Day is only a little over a month away! Let's start up a challenge to push ourselves to slimdown to little red heart day! <BR> <BR> sometimes when we lose sight of the near distant future by getting all too caught up in looking too far ahead. I have 30 pounds to lose, I have 50, I have 100, 150, etc... Far too much do I hear this. we all need to remember that you have to lose the first pound and t... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 21:23:12 EST January Workout Schedule Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> Planning a workout in the month of January and would like some other(s) to join in with you? <BR> <BR> List it here! Let's all get active this Winter! Tue, 5 Jan 2010 12:35:16 EST January Check In Here we are everyone! 2010! Can you believe it? <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to? How is everyone doing? Here is where to post! Tue, 5 Jan 2010 12:26:50 EST Workout /gym Buddy Hooksett Well the snow has fallen, which means my workouts will need to move inside if I want to keep moving. I am planning to rejoin Express Fitness in Hooksett and was wondering if there was anyone else who is already a member or who wants to join that would be interested in being a workout buddy? They've got some great group classes that I love - really great workout. I could really use some motivation to get to the gym with it getting dark so early and snow on the ground. Let me know if anyone ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:50:52 EST Hello Southern NH Sparkers! Good morning! My name is Kristen, I am 29 years old from Manchester, NH. I have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. About 6 years ago I lost 45 lbs on Weight Watcher's. As soon as I got to my goal weight of 128 lbs I stopped and over the last 6 years I have gained about 30 lbs. My 30th birthday is approaching (8/2/2010) and I would love to be at a sustainable weight and once and for all just live a healthy life style. I really enjoy working out, but find it dif... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 07:46:22 EST New to New Hampshire Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Moved to NH in July, got engaged, and have to fit into my size 8 wedding gown, by June 1 (not getting married until 10/10/10) got a bet with my fiance that if I can get into the gown by June, he has to pay me $500!! <BR> <BR> Wish me luck!! <BR> <BR> Cyndi Wed, 9 Dec 2009 07:03:11 EST What is your favorite exercise workout? Anyone have any favorites? <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> kickboxing <BR> 30 day shred <BR> eliptical machine <BR> walking Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:29:58 EST Kick in the A$$ Accountability Challenge SO since we all need a kick in the A$$ once in a while, here is a challenge for us all. <BR> <BR> How many of us have had a bad day and just not logged into SP as if to dodge the fact that we slid off the wagon? <BR> How many of us figure the calories don't count if noone else knows that we ate them? <BR> How many of us told ourselves we will do better tomorrow and then forget we set that goal the next day? <BR> <BR> So many times we all slide, which is expected, this is life, and a weigh... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 12:21:50 EST November 2009 Schedule Here is what is happening this month! If you have more to add to the list, please copy & paste the following in your response so we don't have to keep scrolling down! And of course, if the date has already passed, you don't need to repost those dates!! <BR> <BR> Also, if you want to come with on any of the events listed below, please put your name or username or both and repost!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon 11/02/09 <BR> Tue 11/03/09 <BR> Walking @ Livingston Park 6pm* BIKERBABYZ <BR> Wed 11/04... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 11:57:26 EST November Daily Checkin HEEELLLLLLOOOOOOO Southern NH Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing this November??? Mon, 2 Nov 2009 11:48:30 EST Hey! Looking for a buddy! Hey everyone! My name is Erin, I'm 25, and I'm looking for a buddy from the Hampstead/Derry area. I'd prefer someone who is close to my age and willing to kick my butt into gear! I'm looking for daily check-ins and possibly doing some walks while the weather is still okay. I've been struggling with weight loss for about ten years now and just want to beat this! I would love a buddy who could help me accomplish this! Tue, 27 Oct 2009 22:09:38 EST Free Movie at UNH Manchester Toady There's a free screening of "Do I Look Fat?" at UNH Manchester in the downtown manchester millyard. Come by on your lunch break if you can for a thought provoking film about how we think of 'fat'. <BR> <BR> Do I Look Fat? <BR> Thursday, October 22 | 1:00 – 2:30 |Auditorium <BR> A feature-length documentary with fat on the brain -fat that we feel, fat that we think and all sorts of fat problems that manifest from fat-phobic thinking inside the fat-wary gay community. As one person puts it, "... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:03:11 EST October Daily Checkin OOps, Forgot to make a month of October checkin~ sohere it is! Better late than never, right? Wed, 21 Oct 2009 08:17:11 EST Healthy Cooking Show? Hey all - <BR> <BR> I just started my own business selling Pampered Chef products, and came across their "It's Good For You" cookbook which contains low fat, low calorie meal options that are quick and easy to prepare. <BR> <BR> If anyone would be interested in hosting a Healthy Cooking Show, let me know! I am local to the Manchester area, and would love to teach some quick and easy healthy recipes that you can prepare for yourself or your families instead of going out or eating junk! <B... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 07:47:02 EST mmmm cookies... they're calling my name, especially with all this cold weather, some nice fresh baked cookies with something to drink sound like the perfect solution... to eat or not to eat lol that is the question... anybody else??? Sat, 17 Oct 2009 21:42:15 EST Film Series UNH Manchester is hosting a series of films that debunk the myth of body perfection. I thought some sparkers might be interested. This isn't an advertisement-just wanted to get the word out to an audience who might be interested. The moves are free and open to the public and are shown generally around lunch time. <BR> <BR> Perfect: Films that Debunk the Myth of Body Perfection <BR> <BR> Disfigured: A Film about Women and Weight <BR> Monday, October 12 | 12:00 -2:00 | Auditorium <BR> Th... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:51:28 EST OCTOBER 2009 SCHEDULE If you are doing an exercise/activity that you would like someone to go with you, post it here! I will post all of my walking dates for a few days in advance on here if anyone wants to go with me. <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Oct 2009 08:34:41 EST Trying to orient myself Hello all, <BR> <BR> I just joined today hoping to find something like Facebook that's focused on building a healthy lifestyle. Seems like I found it, but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. Does anyone have any tips they are willing to share? <BR> <BR> I spent the summer in a once-per-week lifestyle class, but as soon as it ended, my discipline went with it. Can I find it here? <BR> <BR> Lichen Wed, 30 Sep 2009 23:01:56 EST Greetings from New Hampshire Hi <BR> <BR> I've been on many diets over the years, successful at times but like the stock market with many ups and downs but overall up, way up. My most succcessful diet was Atkins combined with lots of weight lifting about 8 years ago. I was unable to eliminate carbs over the long haul so all the weight and more returned. <BR> <BR> On September 8th I embarked on a new program which carefully counts for caloric intake. Before finding SPARK I created a spreadsheet to log everything I eat/... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:17:25 EST hddynagirl Hello, I'm recently retired and unfortunately have found a comfortable spot on my couch. I'm looking for someone in Manchester to team up with to help motivate me to move. Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:53:29 EST QuickFire Challenge I was wondering if anyone else has tried this? I'm hooked! Sun, 20 Sep 2009 10:43:49 EST SEPTEMBER 2009 SCHEDULE Salutations Fellow Southern NH Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I know that it is already half way through the month, but I am going to start a new thread everymonth & keep updating it with any walks or events that anyone has planned! So here it goes! <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on some walking or another event that is listed here, just copy & paste the "calendar" and put your username/real name under the date! <BR> <BR> If you want to add an event, just do the same! Copy & paste the "calendar"... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:48:17 EST Hey everyone! Hello! My name is Erin and I'm from Hampstead. I'm 24 years old and have been battling my weight for about twelve years now. I've tried Weight Watchers and many other diets and they just didn't seem to work. This looks like a great site, so I thought I'd give it a try! I would love to find some people to lean on through my journey, so please feel free to contact me! I'd also like to start exercising with some people around my age and area. If you're interested, please let me know! I'm look... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 23:22:20 EST Hello Everyone! Hi there, I thought I'd take a minute to say hello. I'm very excited to meet new people to help keep me on track. I consider myself a lazy eater. If i have to cook I don't want it. I have put on more than 25 pounds in the past year, and I am not happy with myself. My goal is to lose 60lbs by the summer of 2010. <BR> <BR> I hope to hear from you soon! Deb Sat, 5 Sep 2009 20:30:23 EST Passing the torch in leadership! Hello Hello Hello Fellow Southern NH Sparkers! <BR> As we currently have a handful of co-leaders of this spark team, I wanted to introduce myself as a new co-leader (and hopefully the M.I.A. co-leaders will reappear)! <BR> <BR> My name is Stephanie and I am from ManchVegas NH, and full of ideas, motivation, support, and sorts of goofballness. Anytime you need help getting on track, staying on track, coming back on track, or anything really, please feel free to SPARK up this thread! All the... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 18:29:32 EST Just saying "Hi" Hi everyone - <BR> Just discovered there was a specific So. NH group today and wanted to say hello. <BR> I've been on SP for a few weeks now and have been thrilled with the information and my own progress. <BR> Thanks to everyone for being part of such a great group! <BR> Blessings, <BR> Deb Thu, 3 Sep 2009 15:51:19 EST September Personal Fitness Minute Challenge FITNESS MINUTES: Goal 1600 <BR> September <BR> 1: Migraine. 0 <BR> 2: min. 80/ 400/ 80 <BR> 3: min. 60/ 400/ 140 <BR> 4: min. today / goal/ total <BR> 5: min. today / goal/ total <BR> 6: min. today / goal/ total <BR> 7: min. today / goal/ 395 <BR> 8: min. 120/ 400/ 515 <BR> 9: min. 0/ 800/ 515 <BR> 10: min. today / goal/ total <BR> 11: min. today / goal/ total <BR> 12: min. today / 800/ 725 <BR> 13: min. today / goal/ total <BR> 14: min. today / goal/ total <BR> 15: min. today / go... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:31:06 EST How do you deal with temptation? As I was in Starbucks today, ordering my caffine, I was looking at all of the bad-for-you treats at the counter. I got to wondering, how do you deal with temptation? Maybe if we share some ideas we can help each other! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:21:02 EST Sign up here for September buddies! Hey! If you are looking for a buddy post your name here! We'll match people up! <em>220</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:19:01 EST September Daily Check In Hello Everyone! Let's use this thread to check in with each other in september. Stop by to say hi, share some good news, or just to chat! See you here! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 08:38:59 EST Hello! I am new to this site.... Hello everybody! I just became a member on this site! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kim. My goal is to lose about 30 pounds. They just crept on after a marriage with a fattening honeymoon and a miscarriage. I have also been living with hypothyroidism for the past 5 years. I am really hoping for support and ideas to help make this goal a reality. Thank you for reading my post!!! Thu, 27 Aug 2009 21:19:16 EST I am brand new to SparkPeople I just learned about SparkPeople today from my doctor and just joined. I am quite excited about this website and the success stories I heard. Would anyone like to share his/her own story? I would love the encouragement! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:36:57 EST Fire and Ice Challenge (Aug 1 to Dec. 1) ANYONE? I am part of another group and we are doing this challenge... I thought it would be great if I had some local support too because I really want this to work! <BR> <BR> Here are the details: <BR> <BR> *Begin August 1st or anytime after and record your beginning weight and pounds to lose goal <BR> <BR> * Check in weekly updating your original post <BR> <BR> * We'll use holidays in between for special ramp it up excercise challenges <BR> <BR> *any other ideas are more than welcome! <BR>... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 13:05:25 EST August Daily Check in Hi Everyone! How are we doing? can you believe that it is August? this summer is flying by! Wed, 5 Aug 2009 10:36:32 EST Changing Team Name?? Opinions Needed! Hello Team! <BR> <BR> SXYCRZYCATLADY and I have been looking for ways to get more people involved in this team. <BR> <BR> There is no Nashua Team and no other teams for Hillsborough County. I was wondering what people thought about changing this team to either: <BR> <BR> 1) just include Nashua <BR> 2) Change the Team to Hillsborough County, to include all the towns and locations there. <BR> <BR> Please let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Melissa Wed, 22 Jul 2009 16:52:52 EST Getting to Know your Teammates! This is fun! <BR> <BR> Cut and paste this thread and answer the questions to get to know each other! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Why did you join spark? <BR> 2. When did you join spark? <BR> 3. What is the one thing you look forward to doing when you reach your goal weight? <BR> 4. What is your favorite hobby? <BR> 5. What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you? Tue, 14 Jul 2009 11:04:39 EST July Daily Check in Hey everybody! This is a great way to keep talking with each other and to make sure that everyone is getting the support, affirmation, and attention they need! <BR> <BR> Stop by and say hi and share how you are doing with the team! we are all here for each other! Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:58:57 EST I need a walking buddy!! Hey guys! I'm looking for a walking buddy or buddies, I'm looking at walking 3 times a week, but I'll take three people once a week or any other combinations :) just send me a spark mail when and where!! <BR> And feel free to use this thread to get your own buddy!! Wed, 1 Jul 2009 22:10:36 EST Hi Hi everyone, I am new today. My weight is out of control I am 5 ft 5 and weigh 260 I need support. I am a teacher and have the summer off so now is the time :) Mon, 29 Jun 2009 13:17:39 EST New Motivation Idea!!! So many of you sparkers have your goal weights & rewards for those goals on your spark pages and/or your signature when you here is my new idea! <BR> <BR> I am sure someone else has thought of it... but I haven't seen it on here yet.. <BR> <BR> 1. Copy & Paste your goals & rewards into a Word Document <BR> 2. Spiffy up the font & add some clip art (I used a background clip art behind the whole thing) <BR> 3. Shrink it all down to the size of a wallet photo or business card <BR> 4... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:22:40 EST Sunday Afternoons, say around 2pm? Ok,so here is my deal. My boyfriend is in a local metal band, and they practice every Sunday around 2pm, and I thought it would be fun to get a group of people together to go walking or hiking... <BR> <BR> Or some tennis~ I love tennis, and can't seem to find someone who wants to play on Sundays! I fore-warn you though, I am not that good at it.. but want to become a decent player. <BR> <BR> Im up for anything really~ just looking for some exercise buddies on Sundays around 2pm-ish. Wed, 3 Jun 2009 15:37:32 EST Struggling Last week, ontop of my goal to put my bikini on without it sobbing, a coworker talked me into training for a marathon ( thankfully, she wants to walk, not run it!).I'm finding it harder and harder to go to bed at 8pm and be up at 4. I keep missing my morning workouts and doing my strength training in the evening. In order to be able to do the marathon, I need to walk either 6 miles per day 5 days a week or 5 miles per day 6 days a week. <BR> <BR> So I'm wondering if there's anyone brave out ... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 10:03:59 EST Jumpin' June Challenge! Come on everyone! June is here, spring is here, its time to make some new fitness goals! <BR> <BR> Its easy--just chose an amount of fitness minutes that you would like to reach (ex, 1000). Then, keep track every day that you get some fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> Its important to reward yourself for reaching your goals. Break your total fitness minutes down to 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100% and give yourself a reward for reaching your goals! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>247</e... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 10:05:37 EST New Here Hi All, I am new here and not sure how this site works yet. I am hoping it will do me good. How's everyone else doing??? Happy losing... Tue, 26 May 2009 15:02:12 EST Hello Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Crystal. I'm 26, and recently gave birth to my first child. She is absolutely perfect and five weeks old today. I, however, am ready to get my body in shape. My goal is to lose the 20 lbs I gained in pregnancy plus an extra 20-30 pounds. I am also a full time graduate student at SNHU, but currently my classes are solely on-line. I recently started doing Bikram Yoga again, and I plan on doing their 30 day challenge in June which is 30 classes in 30 days. I h... Sat, 23 May 2009 07:55:05 EST need a chauffer Hey Everybody - <BR> I live here in Manchester, am legally blind, and I don't drive. I try to keep as active as possible, but it's hard to get around ManchVegas with no real buses or public transportation. I ask for rides from friends, etc., but many times I'm at the mercy of another person's schedule. <BR> <BR> For example - i was at a meeting in Nashua last week. The woman I rode with had 6, 16 oz beers in 3.5 hours . Maybe this isn't excessive to some, but I have one or 2 drinks max... Wed, 20 May 2009 23:46:40 EST I DARE YOU!! Livingston Park Saturdays 9 AM So since it's going to be a weekly thing, I figured I'd start a thread for it so we can find out who's going, or if people would rather do it another day or another time or what. Any questions or discussions for meet ups can be put here :) <BR> Also,since I'm going to be out of town (in Ireland!!) from May 26th to June 7th, I won't be going but you guys are free too. <BR> I usually wait by the picnic benches for the nature trails til about 9:05 unless I get there late lol in that case ... Tue, 19 May 2009 16:03:13 EST What's for dinner tonite? I forgot to take something out of the freezer before I left for work (oops) but I am hoping to make baked chicken with those lipton side dishes that contain lots of vegetables, and steamed mixed veggies for a side. That sounds yummy, right? <BR> <BR> what are you making? Tue, 19 May 2009 14:03:12 EST Emoticon--how are you doing today? <em>198</em> kinda crazy <em>104</em> but still a champion! Tue, 19 May 2009 14:02:09 EST NH SPARKERS UNITE!!! So this is the thread to talk about the upcoming get together organized by the NH Sparkers Group leader HJFOGARTY. I think it's a really good idea and I sent a copy of the info letter out to anyone, but if you didn't get it I'll post it below. <BR> I was thinking maybe we could car pool if you guys wanted (if anyone wants to go?) But I think it's a great opportunity to finally meet some other sparkers !! :) Hope to see you there!! Sun, 17 May 2009 23:43:25 EST KFILANOSKI AND JLYNN851'S BUDDY THREAD! Hi guys! feel free to post in this thread for the month of May to help each other as buddies! Tue, 12 May 2009 09:28:34 EST CHOCOJUNKY and BACK2ME24's Buddy Thread! Hi Andrea! <BR> <BR> We can post here for the month of May to be buddies! <BR> <BR> Please let me know if there is anything that I can help you with. I am finding that I am really slacking on exercise this month and eating healthy. I have made my fitness and exercise trackers to show the world when I am slacking off! lol! <BR> <BR> Please let me know what I can do to help you! <BR> <BR> - Melissa Tue, 12 May 2009 09:26:57 EST Newbie!!! Hey all! <BR> <BR> I'm a "newbie" to the Manchester Sparkers! I'm a 34yo wife and mother of two (5yo and 1yo) and now that I am done nursing my son and we are DONE having kids, I'm ready to TAKE BACK MY BODY!!! :D <BR> <BR> My son was actually my best weight loss plan ever. He was gigantic and ate away at my body over the course of my pregnancy; I gained only 11lbs with him (and trust me I was *NOT* dieting LOL) so that right after he was born I was almost to my weight before I had my DAUG... Sat, 9 May 2009 18:20:37 EST New to SparkPeople Hi, I'm new to SP. I saw it in a magazine and thought I'd try it out. So far I like what I see. I live in Manchester and have lost about 50 pounds in the last 2.5 years. I still have about 10-15 more pounds that I would like to lose but it has become nearly impossible to lose it so I've been trying to maintain by exercising at least 4 times a week at Planet Fitness. Currently, I feel like I've fallen off the wagon because I was laid off my job so I'm home alot more and not around people ... Sat, 9 May 2009 10:24:33 EST Change of Name Spring Cleaning strikes again! I figure this forum is all about us making changes, and doing challenges. And moving and exercising are a big part of that. So I hope you guys don't mind the new name I figure it's an easy way to make you smile about exercise hehehe So Have fun everyone!!! And let me know what you think :) <BR> <BR> <em>108</em> <em>188</em> <em>416</em> <em>88</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 8 May 2009 23:38:58 EST Change of Name So in the name of Spring Cleaning I thought it would be nice to update this section a little bit. Formerly only positive thinking, I want this section to be a place we can come to for support now. The gratitudes are a great post to help us look at the positive things in our life. But now we can come here to vent or just to chat. So feel free to start new threads and we'll see what happens :) Fri, 8 May 2009 23:34:58 EST Can anyone recommend a good biking area? I want to bring my bicycle out to the area and do some riding. I like riding on the roads, nice windy roads with little traffic. <BR> <BR> Can anyone recommend some good areas to ride? Fri, 8 May 2009 08:54:04 EST Buddies!!! What I have found working on other teams is having an assigned buddy for the month. It helps to get to know other people on the team and to have someone that is there to check on you, encourage you, nag you (tee hee) or help with whatever you need. <BR> <BR> Please let Katie and I know if you are interested in having a Buddy for the Month of May by Monday, May 11th! Once everyone posts, then we will assign a buddy! <BR> <BR> We will then create a thread for you under the Caution! Bodies un... Wed, 6 May 2009 15:15:30 EST New Members Post Here!! :) I figured this would be a great way for all of us to get a dialog going so all the new and old members can get to know each other a little bit. Wed, 6 May 2009 15:10:59 EST How are we doing on our water today? So far, I've drank 4 glasses! How's everyone else doing? Wed, 6 May 2009 12:59:52 EST MAY FITNESS CHALLENGE!!! Lets Make May Great! Hey Everyone! lets try a great fitness challenge for the month of May! <BR> <BR> You can post the number of fitness minutes that you want to reach, and then just keep track of your fitness minutes each each day. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to reward yourself as you reach some goals! <BR> <BR> Here's my fitness tracker so far! <BR> <BR> May Challenge! <BR> Goals: 1500 fitness minutes <BR> <BR> FITNESS MINUTES: <BR> <BR> May 1: min. today / goal/ total <BR> May 2 min. today / goal/ tota... Mon, 4 May 2009 17:06:16 EST Is anyone else doing the Miles for Mito 5k on 5/9? I'll be running it, though not very fast! My goal is just to finish without walking! Sun, 3 May 2009 09:41:37 EST reach out heart in hand so this is a new challenge that was inspired by a book I just finished - the truth about forever by sarah dessen. <BR> This is a challenge! But more than anything else it's an opportunity. We're all here to make a change, and I think we're all in this team because we know that we can't do it alone. So I challenge everyone here to reach out to somebody else. Show them we care. It's a win win situation I think. How about you guys? Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:27:23 EST Can we do a May fitness challenge? I think it would be great to do so. With all this great weather coming in, how about a fitness challenge? say to get 1500 fitness minutes in may, to lose 2lbs or 2 inches? <BR> <BR> I think it would be great! lets get out there and enjoy the weather! Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:16:34 EST new here Hi everyone!! I am new here, and am looking to lose about 40 lbs. I have 2 beautiful children. I am so excited about this site and am eager to get this weight off. I am excited to meet everyone. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:20:47 EST New Member Hey There! <BR> I just signed up today and still a little confused about everything, but I'm sure I'm figure this site out but any help is welcome. <BR> <BR> I'm 23 years old and looking to lose 30lb and start eating healthier. I am working out and kind enjoy it, I feel better after I finished a work out and I am always looking for new and fun workouts to try. <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 22:23:55 EST MARCH OF DIMES Is any one interested in starting a team and walking in the march of dimes walk? I looked it up and there's one in Manchester on May 2nd at the MerchantAutos Center Stadium on Commercial St. Registration would start at 9 and the walk at 10 am and it's three miles. I'm not really sure how it would work but we could start our own team maybe even have a table or something and everyone could participate that way - whether they want to walk or help organize it. Anyways let me know what you guys th... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:23:21 EST APRIL Hiking/Picnic I figure by April we'll finally be having some warm weather so I wanted to put it out to you guys - when do you think is a good day? And does anyone have a specific place they think would be best? thanks :) Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:14:40 EST QUESTIONS If anyone ever has any questions, this is the place to ask them. Looking for a workout buddy - find one hear. Want to know the best high fiber foods - ask it here. Any old random question, one of us is bound to have an answer so just post it here and we'll see what we can do to answer it as a team. :) Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:54:59 EST WEEKLY COMFORT ZONE CHALLENGE!!! OK so in my other group we have this. What you do is pick ONE THING that is out of your comfort zone write it down in here and do it this week then post on how it went too if you want - it can be ANYTHING from exercise to going out and doing something you never would have done ordinarily. It's all about breaking down barriers and learning to trust and love yourself and help build up self confidence and have fun and whatever plausible excuse you can put to it. So I think we should have at it!!... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 00:10:12 EST Procrastinators Challenge Sorry I'm a late posting this challenge but I procrastinated. :( <BR> <BR> March 1-8 is National Procrastination Week so I've posted a very short challenge for myself and all the other procrastinators out there - and I know you're out there! lol <BR> <BR> All you have to do is list something you have been procrastinating doing and let us know what steps you will take this week to start doing it. <BR> <BR> That's it. <BR> <BR> Your fellow procrastinator, <BR> Helene Tue, 3 Mar 2009 15:25:21 EST March into Spring Challenge March 20th is the first day of Spring! Yeah!!!!! <BR> So I was thinking that a "March into Spring" Challenge might be in order. <BR> <BR> Since I couldn't find any towns in NH named "Spring" and I didn't think we had enough participants to make it all the way to Hot Springs, Colorado, I chose the Purity Spring Resort in East Madison, NH as our destination this month. I've never been there but the web site looks fantastic. <BR> <BR> The way this will work is to take whatever exercise you a... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:48:16 EST Chase the Rainbow Challenge March is National Nutrition Month so, in honor of St. Patrick, our team challenge this month is the "Chase the Rainbow" challenge. <BR> <BR> This will be an ongoing post for the month introducing colorful vegetables and sharing our favorite low-cal recipes (optional) for these vegetables. <BR> <BR> Personally, I like vegetables (although not as much as all the other food groups) but I find myself stuck in the same old same old rut, eating the same veggies week after week. Hopefully som... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:22:07 EST March Team Challenges Yeah!!! We finally have a few regular posters so I'm thinking of starting some team challenges. <BR> <BR> 1) March is National Nutrition Month so look for our "Chase the Rainbow" challenge under the "Bodies Under Construction" forum. This will be an ongoing post for the month introducing colorful vegetables and sharing our favorite low-cal recipes (optional) for these vegetables. We'll begin with vegetables starting with the letter "A" and work our way through the alphabet, one letter ea... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:08:07 EST New in Manchester Hi hi. I've been a member on the site for a while but haven't been active. Actually, I didn't even know I belonged to this group... way to go kiddo ! LOL <BR> <BR> We moved to Manchester about a year ago. Before that, we lived way up on the other side of the Franconia Notch. I'm a single mom of a 12 year old boy and finances were tight but now that everything else is back on track, it's time to get myself back in shape. I just got my very first tattoo, a sparrow to remind me how far I've com... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 06:01:29 EST Good Morning! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this whole Spark thing and finding my way around. So far so good! I have lived in Manchester for 2 1/2 years now (moved here when I got married). I am from Upstate New York but have been in NH for 7 1/2 years now. I am hoping that this will give me the little push I need to get back on track with my eating and exersice. Thanks for reading! Wed, 25 Feb 2009 08:55:14 EST New member in Manchester Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined Sparks this morning. I am a single mom of 3 and have battled my weight for years. I overeat for comfort and stress relief. I guess just understanding that is the first real step. <BR> <BR> I would love to have some people to talk with online. I feel like support will be a very important peice of my journey towards health that has always been missing. <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 14:04:49 EST Katie in and out of Manchester Hi everyone. I like the idea of starting the team anew :) I've been off and on this site for a little while now and I'm starting again. I'm currently only active in this spark team and another one (love myself binge free - if anyone has a binge eating problem it's a great little group with lots of good challenges/activities) I figure it's good to have one group for my specific needs and problems and then another group for people that are actually in my community :) <BR> I go to college at UNH... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 23:47:19 EST Anyone play tennis? Looking for a former or beginner player for the summer. (I'm really out of shape but won't be for long!) <BR> <BR> Helene Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:47:52 EST Anyone work out at the Executive? Just re-joined this week-end. It's been about 4 years since my last membership ther so I'm out of the loop. <BR> <BR> Anyone else a member? <BR> <BR> Helene <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:45:29 EST Any runners out there? I know we have at least 1 new member who is a runner. <BR> Anyone else? Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:42:01 EST New Member Hi! I just joined spark people today, and it looks like it will be a great way to track calories and log exercise and more! I am in Manchester NH and trying to get back into shape, I am hoping to lose about 35 lbs by the end of the year, here's to being fit in NH! Mon, 16 Feb 2009 14:16:25 EST Hi New Member Hi, I am a new member of course. I want to get healthier and look good as well. Diabetes and high blood pressure runs in my family. Also just about all the women in my family are obese. I am only 30 lbs. over weight. If I only lose 10 lbs but I stay away from those health issues I will be happy. <BR> <BR> Having people to talk with is going to help me a lot because nothing else has. So I am ready to get this started. Sat, 14 Feb 2009 20:45:29 EST Any good kickboxing classes in Manchester r/Bedfor I am a member at Planet Fitness and love it there but they do not offer classes. I am looking for a kickboxing type class once a week that isn't too crazy expensive! Anyone know of any places? THANKS! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 11:17:37 EST Do you have a success story? I drank 8 cups of water most days last week (yeah!) which led to an 8.3 pound weight loss (yippee!!!) Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:56:32 EST Inspirational Quotes A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness. <BR> <BR> - Bernard de Fontanelle, French writer <BR> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:43:00 EST Gratitudes Today I'm thankful for <BR> <BR> week-ends <BR> clean sheets <BR> and a weight loss on the scale! Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:40:53 EST Which gym do you belong to? I've been looking into joining a gym but am currently just exercising at home. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:37:56 EST What type of exercise do you do? I just started exercising again so I'm easing into things. This month I'm just doing yoga and I can't believe how out of shape I've become! But man did I sleep well after my yoga session! Almost as good as a massage lol Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:35:35 EST Read before posting! Please do not respond to this topic! <BR> <BR> This forum has 3 ongoing topics: <BR> <BR> Topic #1 GRATITUDES. Try to post at least 3 <BR> things that you’re grateful for every day. <BR> Not only is this a good way to cheer yourself <BR> and your team mates up but it’s a quick way <BR> to post & earn your Sparkpoints. <BR> <BR> Topic #2 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES. Whenever you run <BR> across a quote that motivates you, we’d love <BR> it if y... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:27:52 EST READ BEFORE POSTING TO THIS FORUM. Please do not respond to this topic! <BR> Diet and Exercise are the fountain of youth. This forum is on all things food & fitness. . . Manchester's own fountain of youth. Please start a new topic below if you’d like to share a great new recipe or you find a terrific healthy restaurant . If you try a new gym, fitness class, or DVD that’s really good, please share that as well. If you’d like to ask the rest of the community about their diet or exercise tips, this is where you should po... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:17:54 EST Meet the Team Leader There is only today . . . <BR> <BR> Hi! I'm leanhelene. Or at least I used to be lean, and then not so lean, then lean again, then not so lean. Well, you get the picture. <BR> I'm a 45 year old single mother who is nearing the empty nest stage. <BR> I've battled metabolic and health issues for several years but still have been so busy being a Mom that I've put myself last on the list. Most of the time I wasn't on the list at all. <BR> <BR> But that's all changing this year. <BR> <BR> T... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:08:50 EST ***READ THIS FIRST*** Do not respond to this topic! <BR> <BR> If you are reading this, then you are new to Manchester Sparkers <em>229</em> Welcome! <BR> <BR> Consider this your map to the site which is divided into 4 forums: <BR> 1. GENERAL TEAM DISCUSSION is where you will find most of our general banter. Feel free to start new topics. <BR> 2. INTRODUCE YOURSELF forum is a great place to start on our team. You’ll notice the first sticky is an intro to the team leaders(just me for now but I'm alway... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:01:38 EST Anyone in the Merrimack or Bedford area? Hey folks, <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a workout partner since I've been slacking off in my exercise. I go to the Gold's Gym in Merrimack. Anyone else in the area want to team up with me to help motivate each other? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> -eljaustin Thu, 22 Jan 2009 11:42:55 EST Making it happen in Manchester . . . again. I'm new to Sparkpeople but not new to diet and exercise. I feel like Oprah: How did I let this happen again? <BR> <BR> 2009 is a new year and a fresh start. My New Year's resolution is to be healthy and fit by next January (and hopefully lose weight in the process) My plan is to start slowly as it's been a couple of years since I exercised. Group classes / walking / yoga / tennis / and toning are all part of the plan. <BR> <BR> Diet and exercise is always easier with a partner or team... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:24:10 EST Newbie in Nashua! Hello all! I am new to this site and hope it will help me reach my goal... <BR> <BR> I do have a question if anyone can answer... On some postings, people have statements at the bottom of their post... How do you get them there? If anyone can answer that question, I would appreciate it. <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK to everyone and I hope WE ALL reach our goals for 2009!!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2009 19:50:44 EST Hello from the seacoast :) Hi everyone. My name is Amanda, and I live in on the seacoast. I'm originally from a little town called Fremont. I'm on here to get in shape for an upcoming vacation to Las Vegas where I'll meet my in-laws and hopefully get to wear the hot bikini I bought last summer and also to get in shape for an upcoming wedding that I'm in. If anyone in here is from this area, let's chat :) Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:01:09 EST New Member Hi - I just joined SparkPeople yesterday...I am hoping to get healty and loose some weight! I have too, my blood pressure is starting to climb and I want drop some weight before the hoidays....I would look forward to any good ideas from any team members and any yummy receips. Thanks Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:25:04 EST Wow, I wish there were more people here. Well I check this board almost daily, and there is never anyone here. With the exception of a couple posts here and there, I never find new messages. I love the idea of having support from your local community. I would like to invite everyone to respond to this message so we can all unite and work together for a better us! Let me know your ideas. Pretty Please!!! Tue, 14 Oct 2008 13:19:34 EST New Member! I started Spark People in September 2008 and LOVE it. I was an avid weight watcher and when I plauteaued for the 100's time, I decided that was it and went to a Nutritionist in Bedford, who got me hooked. My clothes are fitting better and I feel way healthier. I get my blood work done this week and will keep the group posted on my progress. Happy Sparking. <em>244</em> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 08:29:29 EST Anyone like to hike? I just joined SP and I am so excited I came across a group here in Manchvegas! I am always looking for workout buddies since none of my current ones seem that motivated...I'm always getting backed out on. I have about 30 lbs to lose....I have been on a very long journey....and have recently hit a wall....hard! Let me know if you like to hike or anything else for that matters! <BR> <BR> Kim Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:14:54 EST New to the group HI. I just joined Spark People today and am looking for some local motivation. I am from Kingston but work in Manchester. Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:16:54 EST Hi-newbie to the group I was happy to see a group from the Manchester, NH area. I am a nursing student from Manchester and am very excited to try something new to help in this battle of losing weight Sun, 3 Aug 2008 21:20:43 EST American Heart Association Walk I know this team is pretty much dead in the water these days (where else do you Manchester folks hang out on here?) - but I wanted to ask if anyone planned to do the Heart Walk tomorrow in Rye, NH. There is no fee to walk, and you will feel good about supporting a great cause WHILE getting some exercise! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lt.asp?ievent=239696 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> Sat, 17 May 2008 08:51:44 EST Hey all I was RavenD and left for a while. I wasn't ready to commit then. Since late February-early March I have been working hard to change my life style and it's been working. I topped the scale at 426lbs and have since lost 73 bringing me down to 353 lbs. as of today. I look forward to getting to know you and really connecting:) Sat, 10 May 2008 06:13:24 EST Who is out there I was really happy to see that there are some locals in this with me. Now I just want to make sure, is this Manchester, NH we are talking about? Sat, 3 May 2008 08:56:51 EST SNOW! I can't believe it is snowing again! It totally ruins my spring motivation that I had. I'm sure it will melt quickly, but it's still annoying. Hopefully everyone will still have a good day! Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:36:34 EST Hello!! What are the main workouts that you all are doing? <BR> <BR> I have been mostly doing Turbo Jam, Cathe Kick, Punch and Crunch and Tae Bo. <BR> <BR> Wow it gets really pricy trying to eat healthy!! Thu, 28 Feb 2008 22:43:34 EST Hi from Goffstown My name is Janet and I live in Goffstown and work at the VA hospital. Wed, 13 Feb 2008 03:21:52 EST Helllo hello? Is there anybody out there??? <BR> <BR> Why is this board soooooo quiet? Let's strike up some discussion locals!!! <BR> <BR> Who's around and what are you doing to improve your health? <BR> <BR> I'm Britni and I just started clean eating today. Thu, 27 Dec 2007 09:49:49 EST New to the group Hi all, <BR> Well today is my first step and just wanted to touch base with everyone:) I'm a single mom from Manchester with two almost grown kids. I am going into this very hopeful and look forward to getting to know you. <BR> <BR> Raven Mon, 10 Sep 2007 14:11:55 EST