SparkPeople SparkAlbuquerque- the Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Albuquerque area. Welcome! SparkPeople SparkAlbuquerque- the Official Team Team Messageboard Does anyone here work out at Planet Fitness? If so, how do you like it? If not, where do you work out and how expensive is it? Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:47:42 EST Hi! So happy to be here!! I'm Shawn. I'm 50 and live in Albuquerque, NM. I am a language arts teacher and reading specialist at a charter school. I have 3 kids and 6 grandkids :) <BR> <BR> I weigh over 300 pounds but have lost 7 pounds since the start of July. I am seeing a wellness coach and working hard to get the diet under control. Eventually, I'd like to weigh 150, but for now I am aiming to get below 300 for the first time in close to 10 years. <BR> <BR> I started hiking a couple of years ago because I love ta... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 18:12:13 EST Back to Burque I lived in ABQ for 15 years before moving to Chicago for the last 10 years. UGH! So happy to be back and committed to getting back to fit and in shape. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:42:26 EST Greetings to All I have perused the Spark site and been a member for some time. I have never been active, but now want to utilize all that it offers. I have 120 pounds to lose and honestly feel very overwhelmed by it all. I'm in my mid forties and feel like time is of the essence. I have accomplished a lot in life and have been blessed with so much but can't seem to conquer this issue of weight. I want to be a success and hope that communicating with others with similar weight loss goals will help encourag... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:19:19 EST Rio Rancho Prescription Drug take back events Rio Rancho PD <BR> PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK EVENTS TOMORROW <BR> Every six months the Rio Rancho Police Department partners with the DEA to help citizens empty their shelves of unneeded potentially harmful prescription medications. In an effort to keep these drugs out of the hands of those whom they are not prescribed to and to discourage other inappropriate means of disposal, officers will be collecting these medications at the following locations and times: <BR> Cabezon Park at the annu... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 06:28:06 EST Hi Everyone! Hello! My name is Amy and I fiercly motivated to lose 50 pounds. I was recently a surrogate and had a baby for a couple back in January and have lost 28 pounds since. I am looking for a group of people and a system that is supportive and helpful. I am currently participating in dietbets which are keeping me motivated and helping me make progress towards my goal. I look forward to making friends on here and motivating one another! Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:13:23 EST team Albuquerque is moving up on the city rankings Now 45th in the city to city leader boards....woo hoo Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:30:26 EST UV Splash by Color Dash Here's another charitable 5K <BR> <BR> Benefits PB&J Family Services <BR> <BR> What we do today affects generations to come. PB&J Family Services help at-risk children to grow and develop to their full potential in nurturing families within a supportive community. Run, Walk, or Splash to keep kids safe. <BR> <BR> Date: August 9, 2014 <BR> Location: Balloon Fiesta Park: 5500 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy, Albuquerque, NM 87113 <BR> Packet pickup: 6 PM <BR> dash begins At: 8 PM <BR> <BR> <link>www.u... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:43:48 EST Easter holiday challenges: what are you planning? With Easter coming up next week, I am looking at a holiday menu on Sunday, complete with chocolate, cake, potatoes, cheese...all the "forbidden" stuff! What is everyone planning to do to keep this holiday under control? I need some fresh ideas! Thanks-- Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:10:06 EST Be active in Albuquerque challenge It appears this team needs a little TLC as it's not very active, so here's a challenge for all those in Albuquerque (and neighboring Rio Rancho). <BR> <BR> Post somewhere on the team threads once a day. It can be anything, exercise completed, an upcoming event, a fun game anything to energize this team! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:54:58 EST Color in Motion 5K Event Details <BR> • August 23, 2014 <BR> • Time: 9am <BR> • Admission: $30-$50 <BR> <BR> • Location: Balloon Fiesta Park - Multi-Use Sport Facility <BR> <BR> • 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy., Albuquerque, NM 87113 <BR> • Phone: 505-768-5366 <BR> <BR> • <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:37:12 EST Rock N Glow 5K Event Details <BR> • June 7, 2014 <BR> • Time: 8:30pm <BR> • Admission: $20 <BR> <BR> • Location: Balloon Fiesta Park - Multi-Use Sport Facility <BR> <BR> • 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy., Albuquerque, NM 87113 <BR> • Phone: 505-768-5366 <BR> <link>!rock-n-glow---<BR>albuquerque/cwqk </link> <BR> <BR> this looks like so much fun, unfortunately we'll still be in CA that date Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:35:29 EST Ready to Make Changes Hello My name is Jessica and I am almost 42 years old ( 4/8/72) and I found this wonderful website to help me learn how to eat better and how to get active and healthy. I had gastric bypass in April of 2012 I lost initially 130 pounds in the first 18mos and then I sat at the same weight for a few months and then the holidays happened and well Ive gained 30lbs and it scares me to death because the surgery I went through and the recovery was super hard on me. I don't want that all to be a was... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 22:21:25 EST Group meetups to get fit and motivated. There are a few of us on here who are looking to get together with others and walk, workout, and just plain motivate each other and get going towards our goals. What do you guys think? <em>381</em> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 01:37:54 EST Places to walk and hike in and around Albuquerque Hey Team! <BR> I'm looking for some great places to hike and walk in the area. What are your favorite places to walk and hike? <BR> <BR> Jo Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:13:03 EST Hello Everyone! I'm joining this group because I am one of the most unmotivated people I know. I am hoping that by joining this team, I will become more motivated to lose the weight I need to lose and get to know new people while doing so. One question I do have is, do any of you meet up and do activities together....for free or a minimal cost? I look forward to talking with you guys! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:37:30 EST Hi Hi to all!! I hope you all have a great day!! :) Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:58:01 EST Earn 500 SparkPoints Check the New Welcome Guide This was added to everyone's Start page so you can see what we share with new members in case you share SparkPeople with your friends and also wanted to make sure existing members were aware of everything in this guide. (You can easily remove this if you'd like -- before or after you earn the 500 SparkPoints for reading :)). <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=earn_500_sparkpoints_with_our_new_w<BR>elcome_guide </link> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:18:38 EST Hello Hi there! I am a recent transplant from Massachusetts to Albuquerque, NM. Starting SP again after some time away. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being a part of this group! <BR> <BR> Jo Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:56:58 EST Back again I have been a SparkPeople member since 2011 when I was first diagnosed with diabetes 2. I immediately went on a diet and exercise regimen and lost about 18 pounds and significantly reduced my glucose level. I have been able to maintain healthy levels over the last two years, but lately I realize that my weight is creeping back up. I would like to lose about 8 pounds and believe that getting serious again about watching my diet and exercising is what I need. So, here I am again. Glad to ... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 17:39:51 EST Changes coming Monday! <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:44:52 EST Finally Getting Started Hi, <BR> I'm Yoli and I've lived in Rio Rancho for several years. I moved here from Albuquerque, where I lived my entire life. I'm married and I have teenagers at home. <BR> <BR> I'm about to turn 40 and since the day I turned 39 I've been feeling the pinch. My whole life, I've been overweight. At age 8 I was a little heavier than most kids in my class, and by middle school I was one of the heaviest in the school. At age 18, just before becoming pregnant with my first child, I was 5'7", 180... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 17:48:08 EST Rio Rancho <BR> We moved to Rio Rancho 2 years ago originally from Wisconsin and it is taking awhile to get used to no lakes and no trees! I have gained weight (not because I moved to Rio Rancho) <BR> I did that all by myself . I am looking fir some Rio Rancho Spark Peoplle to communicate with and share encouragement! <BR> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:14:02 EST Greetings from an Arkie! Hello folks! I've decided to move to Albuquerque sometime early in 2014 (March or April). After having grown up in Arkansas and spending most of my life in Arkansas, it's time to get the crap out of this state! <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Arkansas is fine for nature lovers, religious conservatives, and rednecks. This state is increasingly conservative (if that can possible happen)...and NM seems to be much more progressive. ABQ is an awesome city...I last visited it in 1997, for the Intl B... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:29:12 EST Hi =] Hey there, my name is Krista and I'm not really new to spark people but it's been a while since I really used it (and since then I gained probably 30 lbs =[ ). So I'm here saying hello. My goal is to lose 40 lbs by the first of next year. Hopefully by staying faithful to the site it can start kicking me into gear so I start losing weight! Sun, 30 Jun 2013 01:11:47 EST Need some Spark Friends Well Hello Hometown, <BR> <BR> I love that Abq is here on Spark. I just signed up yesterday for spark and need some friends. I think in the future I will be posting times and locations for random group workouts. So ad me :) Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:39:34 EST Albuqeruque Newbie I just found this website today, but it seems like it's what I need to get motivated to lose weight. Wish me luck. Fri, 10 May 2013 21:23:52 EST Changing for Good Merry Greetings, <BR> I have made the decision to change for good. I am tired of being tired, which is caused by me being overweight. I weigh 183 and I am on a mission to loose 50 pounds. I am starting my plan tomorrow, I will get a full 8hrs of sleep, wake up, eat a healthy breakfast, and go for a 1.22 mile walk, come home drink water, do laundry, make a healthy lunch, and find an exercise program that will be good for me to start out on. I know the plan, but does anyone have any suggestions... Mon, 6 May 2013 03:23:25 EST Looking for a Workout buddie (NE) Hi my name is Celeste and I am here as we all are to take the step to being healthier. I would love to meet someone to maybe go to the gym, walks or do a work out video at home with. It's easier to stay motivated with a partner to be accountable to.... <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great weekend. Fri, 5 Apr 2013 18:17:03 EST Intro Hello all! <BR> <BR> My name is Kathie. I started using Spark People back in 2009, but life had some major changes and I dropped it. One of the changes is I moved to ABQ. I recently tried using the Biggest Loser website, but they dropped the free memberships. I remembered the Spark website and I am so glad I returned. It is so much better and it is FREE. <BR> <BR> My biggest goal is to just be healthy through better nutrition and weekly exercise. I hope that this will then inspire my family... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 08:23:43 EST Running in Albuquerque in the summer Is it possible to run distance in the summer? or is it just too hot?? Thanks!! Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:56:50 EST hello everyone I am on weight loss goal of 35lbs. I still have baby weight, and I need help doing it. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:09:26 EST Hoping this Works Hello I am new here, my name is Tina I am currently married getting ready to celebrate 16 wonderful years with my very supportive husband. I was going to the gym but then life got in the way and now I am trying to get back I have been going back at least 3 days a week and I do some stretches a little ab and cardio but I am confused and sometimes discouraged when I am there. I always feel that people are watching me wondering what I am doing there. I hope to get past the nervous stage of being... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:20:42 EST Back for round 2 in Rio Rancho Hi, my name is Fran and I'm to Spark after successfully losing 15 pounds last February. Then my marriage crumbled in April and stress has added 5 pounds back. I'm looking to lose at least 16 pounds this time. I have a treadmill at home that I use quite frequently, I belong to Planet Fitness in Rio Rancho, which sadly I've only used a few times. I'm looking to start walking outside and progress to running! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:19:53 EST New kid on the block.... Just joined SparkPeople. I am very excited there are other members in Albuquerque!! I've got to say for humors sake to any recipe we add green or red chilis!!! My aim is to loose 40 pounds and get healthy. Very glad you are all here to help me. We can do it one meal at a time..... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:16:03 EST Looking For A Westside Accountabilty Partner I recently returned to SparkPeople and I am looking for an accountability partner to help one another (or more) keep on track in 2013. I am a member of Sports & Wellness Riverpoint and I am interested in walking and other training activities. I am interested in adding Cycling, Yoga, Water Aerobics, or Pilates to my routine. I do have a lot of weight to lose and I am working on getting my stamina back. Would love to find similarly challenged partners to work with. If you are interested, le... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:54:29 EST 5% Challenge sign up ongoing I've told a couple of folks I'd let you know when the next 5% challenge would start. It is starting. I can send you an invite if you are interested. Let me know. Basically, it is an eight week challenge. Each week several teams compete to 'fly' to a location first using exercise minutes (up to 120/day/person) to count as miles. Then we also do one healthy thing (past challenges include weigh you food or measure it, use a smaller plate, etc) each week. That changes. We chat, we try our ... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:31:25 EST Hello there Well lets see I started my journey January 13 and have lost 52 pounds to date, I am looking for friends to continue on my path with. I have found it difficult to find others with the same goals as I do. I am currently going to Zumba 4-5 times a week and would like to find other things to do with awesome new supportive friends :) I am 37 fun-easy going- full of tattoos and just need some friends! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:55:02 EST Hello, new to New Mexico and Rio Rancho Hi there, I am Karen. I moved back to New Mexico in March of this year, lived in Tijeras 10 years ago for a short period of time. I'm originally from the central valley of Calif, moved to Arkansas 4 years ago and now I am here in Rio Rancho. I love it here and am so glad to be here. I am almost 52 years old and about 80 lbs over weight. I have 3 gorgeous daughters and 3 awesomely wonderful grand sons ages 11, 5 and almost 3. Right now I am just getting started with my weight loss. I lost 150 ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:56:12 EST I'm moving to ABQ in November! I can't wait to get there! Sun, 9 Sep 2012 14:48:40 EST Back to ABQ .. 8 years in Colorado I just returned to New Mexico and Albuquerque after being gone for 8 years. I it so wonderful to get back in Albuquerque and the warmer weather. I have been a member of Spark for some time have gained and lost too many pounds to count. I want to be active in the Albuquerque community and this team. My name is Janel, I normally work as a bookkeeper, my last job I worked for a Real Estate developer doing books for 9 companies. I am starting to look for employment in ABQ this week. I also... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 00:29:59 EST hi everyone Hello my name is Becca. I am a stay at home mom to my two boys who are three and four. I am trying to get into a healthier lifestyle and to lose weight in the process. I have started Shaun t's insanity a month ago and had great results, but then I went on a mini vacation and have had a hard time getting back on track. I'm hoping this site can help me stay focused and on track. I look forward to meeting new people. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:34:24 EST New to Spark People Hi everyone new to Spark People and wanted to introduce my self. I have lived in Albuquerque 11 years and need the support of others to help me loose the weight I need to to be a healthy person. I have M.S. and am a diabetic as well. New to group let me know if the group does anything together. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 14:51:14 EST Hello Everyone Hi!! I'm new to all this but hopefully this time I will lose weight and be healthy!! I'm a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 5. I work full time and I'm still going to school. I will be graduating this fall. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:05:45 EST Looking for a 5K in Steptember I just joined SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Walking Program and am looking for a 5K to walk in September. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:46:30 EST Returning member Hi Albuquerque Sparkers. I am a returning member and am ready to take charge of my life and my health again. Looking for health lifestyle events to do with my fellow ABQ Spark members. I am in my late 40's and need to lose about 60 lbs. I love to go to the zoo, the aquarium, and nature walk. I also love camping and fishing. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 09:35:01 EST The new girl! Hi all I'm Keely I'm just now joining sparkpeople! I've tried many different ways to be healthy and lose weight and I was told this website was a good place to start. I hope to find people on here that will be supportive and will share sucess stories! Wed, 11 Jul 2012 23:52:22 EST Hello! Hi, Everyone! I'm chunky and new to this Albuq site. Hope to make some friends, and see some great results....which would be something new for me. I work at Sandia Natl Labs, and reside in the NW. I love reading about everyone's successes and failures. Not that I'm happy to see a failure, but it puts me back into the pack when I'm feeling like a flop myself. I am getting up there in age, and my metabolism is like minus -10 (apparently pretty slow). Have only lost 4 lbs, but I am thrill... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:16:03 EST Hello! Type 2 diabetes, herniated discs, cubital tunnel syndrome, and I need any more hints??? I was just browsing through the web, bemoaning my fate as a middle-aged heart-attack waiting to happen when I found sparkpeople. A few easy steps, and I had a goal set; this is so much easier than Weight Watchers! I can't wait to get started in earnest developing a newer, healthier me! Sun, 8 Jul 2012 20:12:14 EST new here Just joined this week and just started back on a diet. It keeps getting harder to lose, so maybe this time I should keep it off when I lose it?! ;-) <BR> <BR> Kay Fri, 6 Jul 2012 01:26:26 EST Just wanted to introduce myself My name is Gloria and I live in Albuquerque and this is my second time around joining sparkpeople and i hope to succeed this time around. I would love to get involved with some of the things going on here in Albuquerque. It's nice to be back on sparkpeople. Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:31:49 EST Dance Fiesta Albuquerque 2012 <BR> <BR> This is a great event Sept 27-30. There is a competition and also social dancing. I am also looking for a social partner who might be interested in Dancing Newcomer with me. I dance Waltz, two-step, night-club, West-coast swing, and cha-cha. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:31:28 EST New to SPARKPEOPLE I started my weight loss journey September 23rd 2011 at 259 pounds and as of today I am 184 with a weight loss of 75 pounds, I have not yet reached my goal weight of around 135. I believe this site will allow me more tools to fine tune my goals. What is everyones experience with this sight and what are you doing? Sun, 27 May 2012 19:51:16 EST New to you Hi, I am just starting and trying to find my way around this site. I need a lot of help and I pray that I can make this work for my health. Tue, 8 May 2012 18:24:20 EST SW ABQ HI I'm Lecy. I'm looking for some motivational support and encouragement for my weightloss jouney. I'm trying to lose 60. I live in the sw of abq, and I'm looking for someone to maybe do activities of something in the evenings, weekends? Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:49:38 EST Cycling The hubby and I are getting into cycling, and we're liking it pretty well. The only problem is that it is a slow journey working up to being able to do anything because we live up agains the mountains. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any experiences they can share about learning in this very hilly area? It's kicking my butt. (Yes, my bike is working right, I made the hubby check. Haha) Sun, 1 Apr 2012 22:43:08 EST New to RR! Just moved to Rio Rancho and am loving it so far! I'd love to meet up to go walk somewhere, too! <BR> <BR> I'm willing to meet somewhere, as I'm living in North RR...Tuesday and Thursday, my toddler is at the babysitter in the morning, so I get some "me" time...hit me up if you're interested! Sat, 24 Mar 2012 23:35:43 EST Hello Hi, my name is Melissa. I just started with Spark People today. I am looking to lose around 75-80 lbs. I would be interested in finding an offline exercise partner if anyone is willing. I live about a mile from the UNM campus. Can do walking, the gym, raquetball, some swimming. Just let me know what you find interesting. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:08:33 EST WARRIOR DASH 2012!!!! Alrighty everyone - its official, I'm running the Warrior Dash on May 5th!!! I'm super excited, but super nervous at the same time!!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> SOOOO - I wanna know....WHO ELSE IS RUNNING IT???? I'd love to meet up with all you amazing Sparkers if you're there!!! Let me know!!!! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:08:31 EST Hello from Rio Rancho! Hi, I have decided it's time to do something wih my life other than sit around and eat ;) <BR> I lost a good amount of weight a few years back-but was working full time cleaning offices and once I quit and we moved to NM...the weight came back. Not only did I gain all of it back-I also gained about 15 more lbs. *sigh* I need to get rid of it again- and hopefully for good this time. I am not into running, or elipticals! I'd rather dance and walk...I started belly dancing about 3 yrs ago in... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:36:15 EST Hello Hi, my name is Lynda and I am new here. I have a great deal of weight to lose, and I am hoping to make connections with others. I struggle with depression every day. Overwhelming stress with family health issues, (cancer, parkinsons and alzheimers) has left me exhausted and deaing with anxiety attacks to the extent that I was required to leave my job. As a caregiver I need to learn to take care of my own health and address this weight issue. I look forward to getting to know you. Tue, 7 Feb 2012 15:27:10 EST Hello. Looking for an offline activity partner Hi I'm a 31 yo female looking for a activity partner. I'm hoping to find someone on here that would be interested in actually meeting offline. No preference on gender. <BR> I've got 35 to lose and just started 2 days ago- my goal which may be impossible is to lose 2 pounds a week and get to my goal by the beginning of June. <BR> <BR> I have a membership to Planet Fitness and live on the west side of Abq. <BR> Walking, roller blading, biking (I have a cheap bike thats been hanging in the g... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:59:05 EST Finally ready to make a change! Hi fellow SparkPeople! My name is Stacy, I'm 27 and am so excited to join this site for support in finally getting healthy and physically fit! I've never paid much attention to either, but a recent nutrition class opened my eyes to how much I need and want to make these changes! It won't be an easy journey I'm sure, but my goal is to reach out for the support here to keep me going! Wed, 25 Jan 2012 04:04:12 EST Hello Albuquerque Hello everyone, I am not only new to Sparkpeople but new to ABQ as well, moved here in July. I'd love to make some friends here that I can get together with for walks/hikes, or photography if anyone else is a shutterbug. I love to cook and bake. Also looking for support buddies, so we can talk/vent about what going on what's causing us to feel tempted to eat, get a little motivation, etc. I live on the NW side of ABQ, near the Volcanoes, if anyone would like to get together one afternoon ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:06:10 EST Warrior Dash-May 5! I just found out last night that the Dash is coming to New Mexico! I'm so excited to have a real goal to focus on now. Here's the link: <link><BR>ico.php </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:45:15 EST Hi I just joined today. I have quite a bit of weight to lose but I'm ready to get started. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 16:20:39 EST Hi There! Hi everyone my name is Alicia, <BR> <BR> It's my first day here. Looking to lose 50 pounds. I'm a walker who wants to become a jogger. Trying to cut down on my portions also. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested in walking together- I'm in the NE Heights and would love a female friend to walk Tramway with. No, not the whole thing, lol. I AM MARRIED, so no men need respond. :) Fri, 6 Jan 2012 15:51:37 EST Hi! I'm Julz Hello, I'm Julz from Rio Rancho, NM. I've worked with REEKU731 in the past to get healthy (she is one of my best friends!) Ended up taking a 6 month break, due to unforeseen circumstances, but the hubby and I are ready to get going this year! So far, we've been on track for 2012. Just taking it a day at a time! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:49:24 EST new year challenge Hi Everyone, I just joined the spark people New Years Challenge. It sounds like fun. I was wondering how many other Duke City people have joined? Happy new Year Everyone.... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:41:25 EST need motivational partner Hello all! <BR> I am new to spark people and am looking for a motivational partnet. I have about 25 lbs to lose and I tend to skimp on my workouts. I just need a little reminding now and again. <BR> <BR> -jon Mon, 26 Dec 2011 02:13:04 EST Hola My name is Alicia and I am new to Spark People. I am looking to lose about 40 pounds and am excited about trying this site! Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:53:46 EST Kunju Hello all! I'm Kunju. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 20lbs by February 2012. I've been tracking food/walking for awhile and hit a plateau. I am bound and determined to break through! My plan is to start before the new year eating "cleaner" and exercise @home with various workout dvds. I am on a budget and cutting expenses for me meant excluding a gym membership. <BR> <BR> I've noticed I do better with moral support so decided to finally reach out and post:) Sat, 3 Dec 2011 13:05:01 EST Kenya Hello all! My name is Kenya and I'm 35 years old. I'm currently 177 pounds and my goal is to lose 30 pounds by March 2011. I just had a baby and I wanted to get leaner and healthier then I was prepregnancy. I'm really excited about losing weight during the holiday season while most people are gaining. I know that if I look better and lose weight then I'll feel better and be more confident. I'm looking forward to going on this life changing endeavor with all of you. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:52:44 EST Hello Hi, I'm Rachael. I just joined today with an overall goal of getting into shape. I'm from Albuquerque, but will be moving in the next month or so to Las Cruces. In the mean time I'm hoping to find people who would be willing to go out and walk or jog with me so I can get myself away from my computer. :) Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:03:03 EST Anybody interested in walking, biking etc in ABQ ? Hi. I am living in ABQ, but travelling a lot. I am looking for a buddy that wants to bike with me, walk with me, explore the wonderful trails and tours that are around here in the area. I do not go that much out by myself. I tend to dodge and hide inside my home - when I am home.... <BR> I have no preference for gender, I just need to make sure that we are two to figure out how to fix the bikes, and two to meet and get the walks and bike tours done. It is apparently not enough for me to have... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:59:32 EST new here and feeling lost! Greetings- I have just signed up for SparkPeople to see if I can conquer my weight. looking forward to meeting some folks here! <BR> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 21:48:58 EST Who's Gonna Be At The Duke City Marathon??? <em>312</em> <em>244</em> <em>312</em> <em>244</em> <em>312</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Hey everyone!! I'm planning on running the 5K just for fun with some friends and would love to "accidentally run into" any other Sparkers that will be there!! Who else is going???? <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>244</em> <em>312</em> <em>244</em> <em>312</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:22:31 EST Hello! New to Rio Rancho! Hi Everyone! :) <BR> <BR> I'm Jenn and I'm brand spanking new to New Mexico. Last week I moved to the Rio Rancho area with my husband and I'm loving it so far! In light of this big move to a whole new state and city, I want to take this opportunity to start over on my life including getting healthy and dropping some lbs! <BR> <BR> I can't wait to get to know some local sparkers and start my journey! - Jennie <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 23:03:31 EST Hey I'm Katie :) I'm just trying to get to about 180...I think that will be fine for me :) Fri, 30 Sep 2011 21:04:25 EST Hello Hello my name is Jennifer. I am back at Sparkpeople, <BR> and I am verry happy in doing so. I may have nots of <BR> questions, if that is all right with everyone. <BR> Jen Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:22:39 EST "Hi!" from a soon-to-be visitor Hi Albuquerque Sparkers! I hope you don't mind, but I joined your team in an effort to pick your collective brains. I'll be in Albuquerque next month, and am looking for some nice places to bike ride. My travel buddy is running the Chips & Salsa half marathon (solely for the T-shirt, I think!), and since I'm no kind of runner, I'm on the lookout for something different. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any favorite rides in the area? Not too challenging--I'm not that great of a cyclist! <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 01:08:08 EST Nice to meet you! ...again. Hi folks, I am trying to get back to using Sparkpeople again. I used to be super active on here, but that was years ago. Anywho... Nice to meet you again. <BR> <BR> The plan: Monitor calories on here, and go to water aerobics. I just started this week and already have a muscle strain. D'oh! Wish me a speedy recovery, because I really want to get back into this class! <BR> <BR> Do you take any classes in town? What do you like & dislike about them? Fri, 19 Aug 2011 22:43:38 EST Fitness Events Around Our City!!!! So I wanted to start a sticky for any fitness or health related events going on around our City that could be updated on a regular basis! I think this would be a great way for us to find lots of "hidden events" that not many people know about!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Also, if you are planning on attending any of these events - let us all know!! It would be awesome to network and meet up at any of these fabulo... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:01:10 EST Hello to all!!! I hope everyone is having a blessed day. I am 37, live in Edgewood, and need to lose weight long-term. Between 2004-2007, I lost 200 pounds but did not know how to maintain the weight loss and have gained 150 pounds back. I know I can lose weight but I have no clue where to begin this time or especially how to maintain the weight I do lose. <BR> <BR> Take care and, if I can be of any help to anyone, I will help. My schedule is bizarre but making time is my new priority. <BR> <BR> God bless... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 20:25:44 EST HELLO and YIPPIE I too am a new comer but to the Albuquerque Spark Team. I have been in ABQ for 6 years now. I enjoy bike riding, walks, and many other team activities. I have been looking for places to join others. I live on the SW side.... anybody exercising out this way. <BR> <BR> Anyway, looking forward to meeting many of you involved in these activities. Not just looking for you on cyberspace.... but it is a start. <BR> <BR> My start is slow but steady and hoping to move to healthier lifestyle. <BR> <... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 14:48:37 EST Hello! Hello everyone! My name is Tatiana and I'm a 26 y/o graduate student at UNM. I've been in New Mexico for 2 years now and have struggled to keep myself within a healthy weight. I'd love to meet people who'd maybe would like to partner up to workout together. It's always helpful when you have friends to cheer you along! :) Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:33:55 EST Chips & Salsa 1/2 marathon; 10K or 5K 18 Sep I am prepping for the Chips and Salsa Marathon on 18 Sep 2011. Please join me!! <BR> <BR><BR>e-nm/nm-chips-and-salsa-half-marathon-<BR>2011 <BR> <BR> Even if you don't compete the training will pay dividends!!! Let me know!!! Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:51:45 EST Hello all! Hi everyone, I'm Stacy, a 26-year old almost lifetime resident of Albuquerque. I am new to this site and hoping reach my goals to lead an overall healthier lifestyle. I have struggled with keeping myself motivated in the past and would love to meet people locally to help stay motivated and/or exercise with. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:13:20 EST July 17th - Chunky Monkey Run I am doing the 5k Walk/Jog training program and I am planning to do the Chunky Monkey 5k on July 17th. I think it is totally appropriate that my first 5k be the Chunky Monkey! <BR> <BR><BR>e-nm/chunky-monkey-viii-10k-5k-and-kid<BR>s-k-2011 <BR> <BR> If any other sparkpeople are planning to attend, we could get together before or after the race. Anyone else doing this one? Sun, 12 Jun 2011 12:13:06 EST June 18th - Free Circuit Training June 18th, 8am <BR> Snow Heights Park, on the corner of Pennsylvania and Constitution <BR> <BR> Circuit training is a great way to start the weekend. Our family sets up a circuit in the park on Saturday mornings. Come get a gym-class quality workout with our family! All ages and fitness levels are welcome. My husband will demonstrate higher level moves and I will demonstrate modifications for those who want lower intensity or lower impact. Total workout time is 30 minutes with additional ... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 11:21:43 EST fun stuff for saturday isotopes game and volunteering at the food storehouse downtown. <BR> anyone want to go? Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:49:24 EST Want To Zumba On The West Side??? Hey everyone!!! I know that there's a bunch of us out there in SparkWorld that are local and I would love to invite you all to Zumba with me!!! Zumba and Spark are all about families - and I hope to make some new friends in the process!!! <BR> <BR> I know of some awesome places we can dance and if you want any more information on where we can get together - don't hesitate to shoot me a SparkMail!!! I hope to meet all of you!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 21:25:15 EST famer's market Headed out shortly for the Corrales Farmer's Market. Never been, but looking forward to the adventure. Last year I went once or twice to a Farmer's Market in the down town area, but I am way over on the NorthWest side of town. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 10:05:14 EST Introducing myself Hi! My name is Rosemary. I have been living here in Albuquerque for two years now. It is beautiful here and I am looking forward to exploring it now that things are settling down. I do miss the beach, however!. <BR> <BR> My goal this summer is to get my life back in focus beginning with healthy living through exercise and "diet". I have aleady started Clean Eating and have begun juicing again. I have also started Thinwalking, but the smoke settling over the city from that fire in Arizona is... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 09:01:43 EST Need motivation!! Hi all my name is Bena i'm a 29 yr old mother of 4 who needs motivating people to push me to acheive my goals!! Fri, 3 Jun 2011 21:45:03 EST Wanta Get together? I am unable to the the runs/walks yet... but i would *love* to get to know some of you whom i chat with on a regular basis... I know there may be an issue with "schedules" so why don't people post what day is best for them... then maybe we can hit a Flying Star, or a healthy Restauruant that we would like to support ... I like to support local restaurants when i can.... Any ideas? <BR> <BR> My "open" day is any day but Friday and Saturdays.. but I am even open some Saturdays... <BR> <BR>... Sat, 28 May 2011 17:04:18 EST Will Run for Wine (5k) I just got a bunch of gals from work to sign up and do this race with me... <BR><BR>e-nm/will-run-for-wine-5k-2011 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>312</em> Tue, 17 May 2011 11:05:22 EST beautiful day for hiking! We are headed out to the volcanoes. Where are your favorite hiking spots? Sun, 15 May 2011 14:55:41 EST Locally grown? Where are your favorite places to get locally grown / produced food? I know we live in a desert, but I would like to buy as much locally as possible. Tue, 10 May 2011 01:24:54 EST Getting hit by a car... Is going to be a set back... :/ Anyone know what pain killers do to you weight? <BR> What kind of setbacks have you had? Wed, 4 May 2011 23:22:04 EST Hired to write about local running issues Hello fellow Albuquerqueans. I was hired a few weeks ago by to be the Albuquerque Running Examiner. My first article was finally published this week after review by the editors. I am interested in topics you would like to see me cover in my articles. You can click "subscribe" on the articles and you will get notified when I publish a new article. I get paid based on how many page visits I get. Here is a list of my articles so far. <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 May 2011 11:18:12 EST Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5k & 10k May 7 Hey guys, heads up if you've not seen this! Proceeds go to ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer. <BR> <BR> Worried about allergies? It's not till 5 pm, once the pollen's settled. The 5k is a run/walk, the 10k is a race. There is also a kid's K. All start at Village Hall in Los Ranchos. <BR> <BR> You can get more information and register at<BR>uquerque Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:46:43 EST :: Hello, all!! :: Hello fellow Albuquerquians! I am new to SparkPeople and am so glad to see that Albuquerque has their own page. This is wonderful! I am really hoping to network and gain valuable insight and support and am excited to do the same and meet yall. I hope yall are enjoying this beautiful Sunday and the fact that we FINALLY don't have the atrocious wind today. Please feel free to browse my page and ask any questions. Im looking forward to getting to know yall! <BR> <BR> Oh, I also have my own pers... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:12:41 EST Hello! My name is Arlene and I was born and raised in Albuqueruqe and miss home so much! I now live in MD. Many know me as Tdoll or Wally! May have familiar faces here! Been sparkiing since January and love being on the spark! Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:25:24 EST Head to toe Beauty My name is Raquel Harrison and i live in Albuqureque, New Mexico. I moved here from Alamosa, Colorado. Im getting use to living in the heat. I join this site because I feel that getting support from other people is much better and than your own family. Im in my 30's and i have three childrens ranging from 15 to 3. My goal is living healthly and lose weight. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:42:25 EST MS Walk April 16th<BR>TR/Walk/NMXWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=1<BR>6524 <BR> <BR> I will be walking with the Wobbly Walkers! Sun, 10 Apr 2011 19:44:19 EST Run for the zoo May 1st? Anyone else doing this? <BR><BR>oo <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 13:07:14 EST Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk <link><BR>MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABC<BR>FY11GreatWest?fr_id=34286&pg=entry </link> <BR> <BR> 5 mile walk on May 1st, Sunday. Great cause and should be a fun walk! My work is trying to organize a team of us to walk together. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:24:43 EST Ellen Reavis Race for Autism - April 9 10k run, 5k, kids k <BR> <BR> You can register online at or download the registration at <BR> <BR> Saturday, April 9th at 9am - Kit Carson Park Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:39:22 EST Hello!!! Hi everyone! I'm Jen! I am 26 and have lived here in Abq for 5 years. I am looking forward to joining spark and these teams and hopefully finding the motivation or even a workout buddy to get my butt back into a regular workout routine!! Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:31:24 EST Upward Motion Does anyone go to Upward Motion on Adams ST near San Mateo??? Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:09:23 EST Heights YMCA Hi. Does anyone belong to the Heights Y on Indian School near San Mateo? I've joined, and thought maybe I could meet fellow sparkers on the journey. <BR> I am not very far along what I can do because of injuries, but want to join a water aerobics class. Well, first, I have to find a suit. Ugh! <BR> Kate Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:58:01 EST Gas I am hoping for higher temperatures to come, and I am praying for all the families out there who do not have heat at this moment. I am so sad to know there are people out there who need help, but there is nothing we can do!!! Thu, 3 Feb 2011 23:42:58 EST Hi all! Well, I signed up for SparkPeople back in December, but, wouldn't you know it, simply signing up was not enough to melt the pounds right off. :) My son turned 3 about a week ago. I guess that means I can no longer call it baby weight. :) <BR> <BR> We moved to NM from Southern California almost 2 years ago, and we live in Rio Rancho now. <BR> <BR> So, today is day 2 of my trying to eat right. That, coupled with going to the gym 3 times a week, should get me on the right path to losing 65... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:45:13 EST Hi there :) Looking for a buddy to keep me on track... Anyone interested message me! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:34:06 EST Hi...I'm Victoria and I'm a.... Hi all. I'm Victoria and I am doing everything I can to get Fit and Thin. I'm not looking to be a stick, just want to be at a healthy BMI, feel good about myself when I look in the mirror, and have energy and health to keep up with my children for YEARS to come. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 00:18:54 EST New to Albuqueque Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new the ABQ area. I moved here in late September. I am getting back into the fitness thing this year. I must say that so far I am loving all the exercise opportunities that Albuquerque has to offer. I am interested in getting into indoor rock climbing. Anyone here go to StoneAge? Sun, 9 Jan 2011 23:31:01 EST foxylady_12 hi all i need to lose some pounds i need to go from 340 down to 140. when i stop smoking 6 years ago that is when i gain i have a few medical problems that keep me from walking any distances, my biggest down fall is sweets, & chocolate, chocolate is the worst one, i have ocd, high blood pressure, problems with my breathing, i do not cook any more it is cheaper for me to buy the frozen dinners, but there is to much salt in them, i suffer from depression, anxiety, disability, with out the sle... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 01:42:13 EST Hello Everyone! Just joined today while searching for a food & activity tracker/tool similar to Dietpower, but web-based. I had success with DP a few years ago, so I'm excited to use the FREE(!)Sparkpeople site to get me back on track after the holidays. Looks like it will take some time to figure out the bells & whistles... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 20:47:51 EST Good evening! HELLO EVERYONE! I am new to this site and I just wanted to introduce myself to the group. Sun, 19 Dec 2010 20:13:20 EST Hi :) Just joined Spark People. Looking for something to get me and keep me motivated to reach my goal. Tue, 7 Dec 2010 16:47:00 EST Local running shoe stores? Hi! <BR> I finished c25k in October and ran my first 5k (Doggie Dash and Dawdle) in November. I need a pair of real running shoes. The "running" shoes I got for $20 from Payless just aren't cutting it anymore. I have asked for donations from family toward my running shoe fund. I want to go to a real running store and have them check my feet, running gait, etc to fit me with GOOD shoes. Any recommendations? Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:28:12 EST NE Heights Buddy? Ok, I am looking for a buddy ... I do not do much walking and hiking, but need someone willing to check in with me, and i them every so often... are you up for that? <BR> <BR> aria Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:45:58 EST Just Me! Anna Lea I am joining this to find out if any one has suggestions on how to deal with Plantar Fasciitis and getting active with this??? Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:06:25 EST New to the group Just a quick introduction here. <BR> I'm Gina, moved here about 3 years ago which, coincidentally, is when I started my big weight gain (50# to be exact). Lots of good food here! <em>2</em> <BR> And that's not the only reason, of course. Life changes, I got lazy, blah blah blah... <BR> <BR> Anyway, nice to be here and now it's time to go for a walk. <BR> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:14:29 EST Hi SparkPeople, pleased to meet you I am trying to get on track with eating healthy, and pursuing a workout routine that will become a routine that I can follow. Good to meet you and I wish you many blessings on your health journey. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 18:11:03 EST Hello, word. Just trying this out. My name is Jezzri and I used to be really healthy but a major car accident has made it hard for me to do the activities I enjoy. I am hoping that by using the sparkpeople website I can see my progress and stay motivated and also get good tips and encouragement. I guess that is it for me. Sun, 7 Nov 2010 18:07:24 EST Introducing Myself I'm a 46 year old wife and mother of 3 kids of my own (college, high school and middle school) and a 19 yr old psudo son, also in college. We are a Christian family in New Mexico. I'm anal and keep my house clean. I love reading, beading, quilting, weaving, writing/journaling, photography, crochet, cooking, studying the bible, watching movies, and having lunch with friends. I have 2 dogs to keep me company during the day. I love the natural beauty of our state and take time to enjoy it ... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 19:19:50 EST 12 days of Christmas (12 days of Christmas challenge, stolen from 30+ with 100+ lbs to lose....) I challenge those of you in Albuquerque :) To join in too!! If you don't have 100+ lbs to lose... try 2 lbs each day (for a total of 24 lbs)... or 1 lb each day (for a total of 12 lbs) or back and forth 1 lb on odd days, 2 lbs on even days (you would lose a total of 18 lbs) ... (you would get through it probably faster than i... but we are cheering each other on!!) <BR> <BR> OK so I thought we could do something fun ... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 16:43:43 EST new to all this! Hello my name is Nicole! I am looking to change my lifestyle and become a more fit and healthy person. I lack self motivation so i hope this works! Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:03:27 EST i am ready to be fit, fabulous and be happy i am ready to get control of my eating habits and excercise. my goals are getting on a bicycle with my daughter and not be out of breath. Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:08:53 EST Doggie Dash and Dawdle Is anyone doing it this year? I am getting ready for my first 5k and chose this one. I will be doing the human-only one at 9am. <BR> <BR> For those interested, it is November 7 at Balloon Fiesta Park. <BR> <BR><BR>ne/news/doggie_dash_dawdle/ Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:14:14 EST Just moved to Albuquerque Hi, my husband and I just moved to Albuquerque at the beginning of September. It has admittedly taken me awhile to get around to introducing myself but here I am. I need lots of support and encouragement as we moved here without knowing anyone. I was doing really well with my goals before we moved but of course all that changes when you get into the middle of other things. Anyway I think things are starting to calm down a bit now and get to some sort of normalcy, at least I hope so. I hope to... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 21:13:02 EST I am back Hello my fellow New Mexicans <em>41</em> . I was gone for a while but now I am back. My name is Sandy. Looking to lose 15-20 lbs though it is being stubborn. I live in RR, go to defined fitness when I can, walk, bicycle ride (on the trail at Alameda) but never by myself. So bike riding is limited unless I can get someone to join me <em>40</em> Sun, 3 Oct 2010 23:13:38 EST Hi Everybody! I just joined and am looking forward to finally losing the weight I put on in the last few years. I was always fairly trim and athletic until I got to my "middle years." (Need to shed about 40-50 lbs.) Anyway, it is very exciting to join the message boards and hear from others and their progress. We can do this!! Best wishes to all.... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 13:59:07 EST Hello Everyone!!!!!!! Hi guys, my name is Jill and I am 26. I don't live in NM, but my husband and I plan on moving there after i complete my contract in the Navy. I have a few questions everyone living in Albequerque. What is the cost of living there? Does anyone know of any good places to find rentals? What areas should i stay away from? Any information anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to moving there, and making great friends. I also look forward to getting to know the peopl... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 21:54:14 EST Confused a bit Ok, my questions is simple. I tried to use the food intake counter or what ever it's called. LOL, I try to add all that I have been eating, but I'm so confused on just how it work. <BR> <BR> I guess my main question is how do I know how many cal or carbs or what ever I should be eating in one day or shouldn't be eating in one day? <BR> <BR> My weight is now about 286 give or take a pound or two, lol, hopfuly take away, lol. <BR> <BR> Any way any help would be great. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:57:50 EST Howdy! My name is Thomi, nothing to forward about that. At this point I am dealing with 70+ pounds to lose and find it discouraging. I had surgery in February for a condition called 'achalasia' that basically rewired my insides so that I could eat without regurgitating stuff up (gross, I know.). As a result, I put on twenty five pounds because I could eat again! LOL. My grandmother died in March from congestive heart failure, but there were other things she dealt with: diabetes, rhumatoid (spelling?... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:02:46 EST Hi, Hoping to regain a size 3/5 again in my life. I am a Professional Cook, and I gained over 40 pounds in Culinary School that I never lost. Also, I gained weight when I exited the military and became sedentary. I hope to become involved in a group of some sort that moves instead of vegetating in front of a TV all day. I have a goal of over 100 pounds that will take me over a year and 3 months to loose on the SparksTeam Program...Wish me Luck! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:08:28 EST Hi, Hoping to regain a size 3/5 again in my life. I am a Professional Cook, and I gained over 40 pounds in Culinary School that I never lost. Also, I gained weight when I exited the military and became sedentary. I hope to become involved in a group of some sort that moves instead of vegetating in front of a TV all day. I have a goal of over 100 pounds that will take me over a year and 3 months to loose on the SparksTeam Program...Wish me Luck! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:08:26 EST Another 1 and 5K walk/run For any who might want to participate, singly or as a family, Right to Life of New Mexico is sponsoring its annual Born to Run event on 9/25/2010. It will begin at the Sagebrush Community Church, and will follow along the Bosque. I think the entry fee is $25 for adults and $10 for kids. <BR> All will receive a Tshirt, and if this is a cause you support, it will help a lot! Go to www for more info. Hope to meet some other sparkers there! <BR> Kate Sun, 12 Sep 2010 02:17:21 EST Hello New to the site, and I didn't realize there were this many people from Abq. here. LOL. Hello to all from the land of Enchantment. :) Wed, 1 Sep 2010 02:27:21 EST Hello Hi my name is Chris. Im bran spankin new to the site and Im very excited about it. In one way or another I have led an active lifestyle throughout my life. Ive been a football player, served in the US Army, and now Im a firefighter. Though I feel like im in good shape I have an addiction to overindulgence. I eat what I want when I want. I carry my weight ok but I need to lose a chunk of pounds and learn how to keep it off. I look forward to getting help and support as well as giving it. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:05:12 EST Hi! I am new. I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoying the bright blue sky this afternoon! Sat, 21 Aug 2010 18:51:52 EST Heyy looking for cool friends that understand. So I'm 19 years old and I weigh 339lbs. ALL of my friends and family are small and they just don't understand my food addiction. I eat when I'm bored,mad,sad.... And nobody believes in me. I want somebody to talk to work out with maybe even eat with whatever helps. If u wanna help message me please.! Sat, 21 Aug 2010 04:07:49 EST Hi... Hi... I joined spark because I am sick of being a danger to myself and want to teach my kids good eating habits before they have to struggle like I do. I am looking to lose 75 pounds to get to a healthy weight. I am super excited to do this and know I am ready cause I have already started to double think what I am buying at the store. I can't wait to get healthy!!!! Fri, 20 Aug 2010 21:16:40 EST Hi I'm Barb hi-my name is Barb and i'm going to try starting a semi-regular excercise program again. i broke my ankle last September along with tearing cartilage and tendons which the doctor had to reattach. only we didn't know that there was so much damage because it didn't show up on a regular x-ray so i didn't have surgery until April '10. as i am now finding out , yes it does take longer to heal the older you are-thank you to all that have told me! I had lost 35 pounds in 5 months last year and ... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 15:42:02 EST Hi :) My name is Andrea and I need to lose weight...... I have struggled with my weight my entire life, but it has been the toughest the last 5-7 years. I recently survived Thyroid Cancer, and realize its gonna be tougher now, but I dont want to be unhealthy. I want to live a healthy life. :) Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:19:21 EST New, but not to ABQ Hi. My name is Kathy, but I go by Kate on most teams. I live just south of the uptown and Coronado malls. <BR> I am wheat intolerant, which is why I joined this site a year ago. Of course, like most of us, I want to get more fit. I have fibromyalgia and tire easily, but try not to let that get in my way. <BR> I'm a writer, hoping to be published. My four kids are grown, though the two youngest live at home. I love reading, music, people and my two rescue dogs. <BR> I also like ... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:28:18 EST Hello Just joined and this is my first week of tracking. I have lost 40 pounds since Christmas 2009. I have been able to maintain at 155 lbs since March. I haven't exercised yet, hate it. Trying to change habits. Think I have the eating right down, need to concentrate on exercise now. <em>30</em> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:03:24 EST Stessoutchick Hello everyone I am all ways stressed and thought <BR> I give this a try! Sun, 18 Jul 2010 02:24:25 EST Chunky Monkey Anyone doing the Chunky Monkey race this weekend? My partner and I are just doing the 5k in support of some friends we got to start running again. I love spreading the love for fitness! Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:00:08 EST Hello Everybody!! Just started this tonite-we'll see how it goes!! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 22:52:20 EST I'm new, but not really. I'm really just re-starting here. Will I actually make it to my goal this time? Let's hope so. Good luck, everybody! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 18:21:38 EST In need of support Hi all! I have been on and off this site for about a year -- bought the book a while ago -- never read it -- quit kickboxing -- and since summer started have reverted back to my terrible habits. I HAVE to get started again -- I have six children and partner who is 15 years older than I am and I need to get healthy for all our sakes. <BR> <BR> However, I know myself and I CAN'T do this alone. While online stuff is great, I also know that I need some buddies to exercise with and talk with. I a... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:10:57 EST Request for accountability Hi, I was using spark for awhile, then stopped, and today deleted my old account and started this one to start fresh (and so I could make a page with a weight loss goal). I've lost about 40 pounds since 2005. It's been slow but at least I haven't had any relapses. Throughout this journey I've started doing things I never imagined possible: bike trips, races (triathlon, 5k, 10k, half marathon), swimming, vinyasa yoga, and even trying out sports I've never tried before ... or wouldn't becaus... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 18:02:51 EST My entro Hello every one! Ny name is Jen. I would love to learn from <BR> you all. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 01:34:13 EST Looking for a workout buddy in Rio Rancho Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I am looking for a workout buddy. I live in Rio Rancho and have a membership to "The Sports Clubs". <BR> <BR> So, if there's anyone out there who is also looking for a workout buddy and goes to that gym or is just looking for a workout buddy in Rio Rancho, post a message! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Michelle Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:53:43 EST Places to go hiking in ABQ? I'm thinking about going hiking this weekend, and I wanted to see if anyone could recommend some places to go hiking in ABQ. I live in the Uptown area, so I didn't really want to drive too far (not like Bandolier National Park!). I figure the foothills are the place to go, but where exactly? <BR> <BR> Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated! Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:29:12 EST hello everyone!!! IM NEW :-) My nmae is nicole but Nickie is fine also. I am 22 years old, originally from Taos NM but have lived in Rio Rancho for three years. I am looking to make a healthy change in my life. I dont want to have health problems later on and I want to be healthy and lively again. I would like to meet others like myself, who i can relate to, and who can relate to me. Losing weight is the biggest challenge I am facing, and I have been through a lot.So far I have been know to fall off the wagon and when i ... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 21:50:35 EST My name is Jennifer. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:15:40 EST I'm Ready Hi, my name is Diane and I joined SP because I'm ready to make serious lifestyle changes. I hope to lose some weight, regain my health, and meet new friends. My interests are nutrition, fitness, and people. Thu, 27 May 2010 19:51:41 EST New to Spark Hello fellow members! It's time for a fresh start and my finess is at the top of my list. I'm 38, single mom, military. I've really let myself go for the last 3 years and now I need to get back on track. I lack motivation and support, so here I am. My goals are to lose pounds, but more so to lose inches and strenghten. Thu, 27 May 2010 10:09:48 EST hello! moved to ABQ from Ohio last fall. i had been working two sit-down jobs (60 hrs+ a week) and gained weight. now i am doing Couch to 5k and my goal is to be able to run the 5k for the Duke City 5k, and run the Run for the Zoo 5k competitively next year. i'm on week 3 and i've already seen an 8 lb loss. i'm doing it inside on an elliptical at the moment, but would be very interested in some running buddies for the streets once i get into better shape! Wed, 19 May 2010 21:44:37 EST Albuquerque Century Hey, I am planning on doing the Albuquerque Century on June 6th. I was just wondering if anyone else on the team would be there. In case you aren't familiar with this bike ride, I am posting a link below. <BR> Tue, 18 May 2010 00:46:49 EST Just wanted to introduce myself. I have just gotten back to tracking exercise and my diet.I am a 34 sahm to a three year old girl.I was in shape before I had my daughter.I always did four to five step or cardio kick classes a week.I gained so much weight with my daughter.I am so happy to now be back at the gym six days a week.I am not losing weight as fast since I was diagnosed with a slow thyroid. <em>213</em> Thu, 13 May 2010 22:11:13 EST New Personal Trainer in the ABQ/Rio Rancho Area! Hello everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Hillary and I am a Dual Certified Personal Trainer working independently in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area. I have been overweight most of my adult life, and recently found a passion for fitness and lost over 50lbs. After reaching my goals, I realized I would love to help others reach theirs as well and I earned a dual certification as a Personal Trainer. <BR> <BR> I am not going to turn this into a shameless advertising plu... Mon, 10 May 2010 11:20:54 EST Crazy and Chaotic but still needing to lose weight Hi i am aria :) I am 38 yrs old, and mom of 4 - 1 by birth (9 boy) and 3 by heart (11girl, 9girl, 7girl) <BR> <BR> Yep :) never knowing if i am going to be eating at home or out... having a genetic history and family tendency towards being overweight.... I am at just under 300... but that's down from 317 in Nov of 08 when i was using a different program to track my weight.... I have ups and i have downs... i was actually down to 285 in Feb... but back up to 296 in April even so a day at a... Fri, 7 May 2010 12:07:39 EST ABQ Mom of 3 Hi, <BR> I just joined this site today. It's good to see so many people succeeding with weight loss. I have three little ones at home and I love to munch on their snacks a little too much. It's time for me to stop thinking about losing weight to get serious about losing weight. I have about 35 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> I joined Defined Fitness. They have so many great classes. <BR> <BR> Best wishes to all of you! Mon, 3 May 2010 11:39:03 EST Hello Hi. I am new to the team. I am 36, and a homeschool mom of 4. I live on the west side. Taylor Ranch area. Would love a walking, or SLOW jogging buddy to meet up at Mariposa or something sometime. Preferable another MOM type person. Anyone interested? Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:56:46 EST Calendar of Events in ABQ & around NM Please copy and paste the calendar as you add to the event's calendar, Delete out the any events that are outdated. <BR> <BR> Let's keep the activities within each month for an easier At A Glance visual. <BR> <BR> Feel free to add to Event's details <BR> <BR> <BR> APRIL <BR> 30th <BR> Hotel Andaluz 9pm-1:30am. Free dancing in lobby <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> 1st <BR> Cage Fighting <BR> <BR> 2nd <BR> Celtic Festival <BR> <BR> 15th <BR> UNM Commencement <BR> <BR> 22-24th <BR> Balloon Par... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:25:53 EST A Quick Introduction Simply tired of being in the obese category, tired of being tired, tired of having low self esteem, lack of motivation, stressed out and frustrated. All of that is changing now thanks to a referral to SparkPeople from my nutritionist. What a difference!! Didn't even realize that my caloric intake was around 2800 on average and have already lost 9 pounds just due to tracking and making wiser choices. There is a long way to go still but I'm excited about the positive changes I'm making in m... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:38:49 EST Blue October Did anyone go to Blue October last night? It was awesome! Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:43:45 EST Hello everyone in ABQ! Hi. I am finally ready to use the resources I have not used yet. I have lost just over a hundred pound in the last few years but I didn't find the SparkPeople until the end of 2009 and didn't really use it until a couple months ago. I have done just about everything imaginable to loose weight including a gastric bypass (7 years ago). What I learned along the way is that everything is just a tool. It is only as good as the person using the tool. In the end eat healthy, adopt a more fit lifesty... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:27:02 EST Hi ABQ Hi everyone, just thought I'd check in... been a member of the group forever but have never really been active. I live in the far northeast heights, and I work at Presbyterian Hospital. Where's everyone else? Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:53:32 EST Hi...I'm new!!! Here I go...trying to lose weight again! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:55:22 EST Roxanne0413 - says hello Hello everyone. My name is Roxanne. I am excited about this new endevor. Look forward to meeting new friends. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 11:57:36 EST Hello from ABQ's NE Heights Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Coco and I just started with yesterday. Although today is my first official day of tracking stuff. I recently joined Planet Fitness on Eubank so, if anyone goes there I'd like to have a gym buddy to keep me motivated. Wish me luck! Thanks. <em>249</em> Sat, 10 Apr 2010 19:33:44 EST Hi Everyone Hi Everyone. My name is Lisa and I am new to Sparks. I heard about this site from a dietician at my work. So far it looks great. I am hoping to lose 50-60 pounds. I hate trying to find the time and energy to exercise so that is going to be my biggest challenge. I look forward to working with all of you. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:21:35 EST Hello from Albuquerque's South Valley! Hello everyone! I have been a SP member since mid-February and have lost 6 lbs. I am working my way to 25 lbs. I am 42 with two children (12 & 10)and found that I needed to start living a healthier lifestyle if I want to keep up with them. I am really enjoying all the tools and the motivation from fellow SP members. I decided to join the local team for support, so here I am. Good luck and great job to everyone! <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 20 Mar 2010 21:02:58 EST Newbie to SP Hello! I joined SP after reading The Spark. I so enjoyed the positive message and easy-to-meet goal setting techniques that I wanted more. I have 47 pounds to lose but more importantly I want to learn how to incorporate fitness and nutrition into my daily lifestyle. I remember how free it felt to be outside when I was a kid, before I worried about how my legs look in shorts and if my arms are fat, and I want that back. I am looking forward to meeting new friends on this site and to start... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:02:15 EST Need to get started Hi everyone. My name is Faith and I'm wanting to lose 64 pounds. I'm having some trouble getting started. I joined the YMCA on Indian School. Only have been a couple of time. If anyone goes to that gym please let me know. I think if I had a workout buddy it would make me go more. I'm so proud of myself for joining this site. It is something I have never done. I'm excited to get involved and finally have a support group!! Thanks everyone!! :-) Sat, 13 Mar 2010 12:49:34 EST Hi from Yvonne I just wanted to say that I am so excited, I was standing in a grocery line that was not moving and happened to pick up a magazine and it had an article about this site. I waited a couple of days and then signed on, Wow! There are so many great things to help (tools, tips, people's comments). I have been tracking what I am eating now and it has helped with planning what I will be eating in the evening, and this helps keep me on track so I don't go overboard. I even went out and bought a p... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:25:47 EST Hello from the South Valley Hello everyone! Just started, but I have been working out and eating healthy for about a month now. So far, lost 10lbs. I am looking forward to pushing myself a little harder and meeting like minded folks. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 00:00:30 EST Smokin' 5k - March 20th Upcoming 5k run, Extreme 5k run, and 5k walk to benefit the American Lung Association. <BR> <BR> Saturday, March 20th, 9:00 AM <BR> <BR> New Covenant Church <BR> 7201 Paseo del Norte <BR> <BR> You can register at Sponsored by Sports Systems. <BR> <BR> Come on out and get your minutes while donating to a worthy cause! Fri, 5 Mar 2010 19:40:42 EST Thought I would drop by and say hey! I've decided the weight has got to go now. I've made excuses forever, i.e. medication, no time, etc., etc. I'm an empty nester with no excuse so here I am. I'm looking forward to learning about all the local restaurant input, and ideas in our very cool city. Thanks for having me! <em>224</em> Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:29:26 EST Hi new to the team! Hi all <BR> Ive been with Sparks for almost 2 years now, just relocated to Albuquerque about 6 months ago, I currently attend Defined Fitness Gym, if anyone goes, please let me know. I am looking for someone to work out with, I currently go 5x a week. <BR> Thanks ALL! <BR> Alisha Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:13:17 EST Hello! I am new to Spak and Happy to See ABQ! I am just stopping by to say hello and to introduce myself! I am Randi, I am excited about Sparks...looking for a little boost in motivation! Good luck to all of you! Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:05:25 EST hello everyone , frist time here.. Hello everyone, frist time here. I recently had a heart attack on jan 27,2010 at the age 40. so that is why i am making a life style change.. i have already lost 20 pounds since the event. i need to lose another 50 to make my goal.. i am currently at 240.. i love this web site i can keep track of everything.. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:34:27 EST FDA warns consumers about counterfeit Alli <link><BR>sAnnou <BR> ncements/ucm197857.htm </link> <BR> <BR> The counterfeit products contain controlled substance sibutramine. <BR> <BR> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is today warning consumers about a counterfeit and potentially harmful version of Alli 60 mg capsules (120 count refill kit). <BR> <BR> Preliminary laboratory tests conducted by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)—the maker of the FDA approved over-the-counter weight-loss product— reveale... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 17:30:46 EST Free Ride Well the water weight free ride is over and the real work begins. Lost .2 this week and that is fine-still feeling stronger and a little faster. Small steps-as long as they go in the right direction. Now the real weight loss work begins and I start paying attention to my clothes more than the scale. Have a great week everybody! Fri, 29 Jan 2010 06:57:21 EST Lurker checking in I joined sparkpeople on January 4th. I really have not ventured outside of my nutrition tracker. I thought I would check in and say hi to all of my fellow Albuquerque sparkpeople! :D <BR> <BR> Does Dion's have nutrional information in their restaurants? I didn't see anything on their website. <BR> Thanks! Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:24:19 EST Slow and Steady Lost a couple more-for a total of 7lbs. Feeling good about this-workouts are going well and I am starting to hit a rhythm. Slow and steady as she goes!!! Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:10:58 EST My SparkPeople experiment I recently decided that keeping myself healthy at 30 with a busy job was slightly different from keeping myself healthy at 20 with only school to think about. <BR> <BR> My primary goal is to make healthy eating and regular exercise a consistent part of my routine. My secondary goal is to lose 5-10 pounds (I'm getting married this summer). <BR> <BR> Other interest include crocheting, playing with my miniature schnauzer, snowboarding, wine tasting and attempting a Pottery Barn lifestyle on a... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:06:44 EST Hi everyone! I just discovered this site today. Looks pretty cool. I took the time to set up the basics for my start page, but it's still in progress. I decided to start losing weight after a doctor's visit. My cholesterol was high, as well as my blood pressure. October 28, 2009 was that day. I was 185 lbs at that point, I am 163 lbs today. Didn't follow a specific diet (I prefer unrestricted flexibility), so I've only been tracking what and how much I am eating using a program I found online (not sure if... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 01:16:44 EST A couple more Down to 180.4--I figure this is still water weight. Working out with SWSI and finding that the simplest movements are hard -- but I am enjoying the workouts and I feel myself slowly getting stronger! :-) Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:30:21 EST Hello ABQ I am new to the sparks world. I joined for motivation to lose weight. I am overweight, and have been since having my kids. I would pretend it was still baby weight that would magically disappear. As we all know I was wrong. So now I need the motivation to get off my glutes and exercise them. It's great to see there is a group in ABQ Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:36:02 EST Fighting Really fighting to stabilize my food. Calorie intake is starting to come under control-just need to work on balancing act. Protein is consistently low and the carbs are high. Gee, think it has something to do with my running? One step at a time. Balancing will be my goal next week. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 08:26:48 EST New & would like a non-conv entional workout buddy I also just joined and would like a workout buddy. I have to be honest, gyms bore me. I enjoy boxing and kickboxing and being outside. Swimming is fun too as is dancing. I would much rather go walking outside than on a treadmill. I work on KAFB and live in RR. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 16:32:36 EST Week 1 down Okay I lost some water weight. Another week and then the real work starts. I am happy for the little things <BR> Sat, 9 Jan 2010 10:00:43 EST No Boundries!! There is a program in Albuquerque called No Boundries. If one of your new years resolutions was to get in shape and you need help getting cardio in, please come join us! <BR> <BR> We start up on January 30, 9am at the Alameda open space. Parking is tight so please come early so you can get a space or carpool with someone. <BR> <BR> No Boundries (formerly In Motion) is a running program for the begining runner to help you run your first 5k. <BR> <BR> For people who have been running a wh... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 13:08:53 EST I bought "The Spark" I went to Barnes and Noble at Coronado Mall on January 2 with my SparkPeople coupon, and bought the book. However, the best price they would give me was $17.97, instead of $13.97 as they had be prepared. I have read about half the book, and it is full of motivating ideas, so it is well worth the investment. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 12:16:46 EST Hi and Happy New year! I just joined Sparkpeople. I am looking for motivation and friendships to reach my goals. <em>20</em> Wed, 6 Jan 2010 14:13:38 EST Need a workout buddy!:) i have been a member at the <BR> hyatt's gym for 5 years.. <BR> this last year a friend and i <BR> were going religiously every day <BR> from 6-7a (even weekends). <BR> she was trying to get in shape for <BR> her wedding which took place in september. <BR> well, she's married.. so no more <BR> partner, motivation, etc. <BR> i'm looking for someone who'd be interested <BR> in working out daily. <BR> i find having a partner is so motivating. <BR> let me know. <BR> thanks, <BR> michelle Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:06:53 EST Conquer your cravings I received this helpful tip from Diabetic Living that I wanted to share with everybody. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>well-being/feel-good/conquer-your-crav<BR>ings/ </link> Click the link for the full article. <BR> <BR> Research repeatedly shows that, in moderation, sweets can fit in a healthful diabetes meal plan. And when it comes to control, people who give themselves permission to enjoy some treats seem to crave them less. <BR> <BR> "It's amazing how man... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 18:50:25 EST Hello from Albuquerque's westside I am considering starting a support group to personally meet and encourage each other and to share goals. What do you think? Mon, 4 Jan 2010 22:00:26 EST Close but no cigar??? So I don't really live in Albuquerque. I'm out in Placitas, but find a group for that! LOL! <BR> <BR> I'm a 40yr old sahm of two. An 11yr. old DD and a 3yr. old DS. <BR> <BR> Ready to buckle down, get this weight off and tone up! Wishing the 'momma-belly' away isn't working...*sigh* Sun, 13 Dec 2009 12:18:34 EST I JUST JOINED Hi all; I just joined. I'm hoping to lose 30 pounds by next Christmas. I really need help with exercise and some nutrition. I want to join a gym, but don't like to go alone. Anyone here belong to Defined Fitness on the westside and wouldn't mind me tagging along until I learn the ropes? Sat, 12 Dec 2009 08:55:44 EST Spelt flour? Hi y'all, my mom was telling me about something called spelt flour. I guess it is an ancient grain used in cooking that is making a big comeback. Anyway I was wondering if anyone knew anything about it like, where to buy it, how is different as far as texture in bread and stuff. I am thinking about making my own stuff rather than buying it. Any info would be helpful. Thanks. <em>41</em> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 22:59:36 EST new member here Hello all I am a new member that is joining actually to eat and live healthier and I dont hate me but to actually gain some health weight. Good Luck to us all <BR> adam <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 21:59:56 EST New Member struggling with motivation My home is in Rio Rancho but I am training in the Portland Oregon area for the next 3 months. My normal schedule has been turned upside down(nights to days and back to nights) and it seems to rain everyday up here. Boy I miss the sun. Anyway I can't seem to get my footing on anything yet. My first step is signing up with sparkpeople. I hope someone has some tips on getting started during a turbulent time. Thanks Fri, 27 Nov 2009 09:29:27 EST Hit a wall, need motivation to lose 20 lbs ASAP! When I started on Spark almost 2 years ago, my weight had become dangerous (225#, only 5' 2" tall!), and since then I'd lost 35 pounds. But, several months after falling down in the street and hurting my leg, I've since gained back 10 pounds. I recently went to the doctor, who emotionally slapped me, telling me to cut all carbs out of my diet NOW. I'm Hispanic, and carbs make up a good part of my diet; she wants me to buy the South Beach Diet book, but right now I barely have enough to liv... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 18:00:12 EST I just joined Sparks Albuquerque I finally decided to try and get some motivation in my life. I am not overweight but I have some health issues and am always tired. I know my unhealthy eating patterns contribute to this. I thought joining Team ABQ might give me the motivational toos I need. Sherry Thu, 5 Nov 2009 16:18:37 EST New Team Member Hola fellow New Mexicans <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Robin and I am a 31 year old native New Mexican who currently resides in Los Lunas. I recently started working as an Administrative Assistant at the UNM School of Medicine (so I walk alot more than I did in previous jobs). <BR> <BR> I have a wonderful supportive husband, a darling 3 year old girl, a caring 12 year old step son and the cutest daschund you ever did see (of course I am partial). <BR> <BR> I am excited to be part of ... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 18:52:47 EST Will be in ABQ this weekend!.... must sees???? Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> As you may know from my last post my SO has been offered a big promotion in Albuquerque and we are considering moving there. We will be traveling there for a visit on Thursday 11/5 through 11/8. Any suggestions for "must sees" for a couple of newbies to the area? <BR> <BR> TIA Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:59:46 EST Low Carb or Low Calorie Milk in Albuquerque I have been started on Prednisone for a health concern. I have also been diagnosed with Diabetes. I love milk and don't want to give it up but it is suggested a low carb diet will curb the 90 mg prednisone weight gain. I found on the Internet that there is a low calorie or low carb milk. Anyone know of anything? <BR> <BR> TIA! <BR> <BR> Marie Sat, 31 Oct 2009 20:38:42 EST new to sp Hi everyone. Just wanted to say that I am happy to have found this site and looking forward to making lifestyle changes. I have been exploring the site and it sounds just fantastic! In exploring the site I havent found the calorie counts for my favorite mexican dishes--Carne Adovada stuffed sopapilla's. I think I spelled it right. I like to read, walk, listen to music, and many other things. Wed, 28 Oct 2009 01:14:14 EST new member Hello all, I'm a brand new member to Sparkpeople as well as to the team. I live in the East Mts and am over 50 (can't remember my real age). I only have about 8-10 pounds to lose, but it's way more than that. I have decided not to knuckle under to conventional ideas of aging...I want to be as healthy and fit as I can be and choose to be! So the spare tire has to go, and a lot of "I can't" attitudes too. Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:56:04 EST How much water How many glasses of water did you drink today? Sun, 25 Oct 2009 09:56:59 EST Is there a Turkey day trot? Does anyone know if there is a turkey day trot walk/run anywhere in this state next month?? Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:47:54 EST New Member Hi, <BR> My name is Jasmine, mother of two, caregiver to my mentally ill father, devoting wife, and part-time student. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 17:24:06 EST Welcome New Co Leader Everyone please welcome the new co-leader of the team.......DESERTDREAMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you for accepting. Very glad to have you as a leader for the team!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:30:45 EST Might be moving to Albuquerque... Need Info! Hey there fellow sparkers, <BR> <BR> I live in Montana, but my SO just got a good job offer in Albuquerque so we are considering relocating. (I am an experienced RN and don't anticipate any problems finding a job myself) I have never lived anywhere but MT. He has lived in Texas, the Southeast and MT, but never in the Southwest. We have never even been to visit the area. I am looking for any info, impressions, suggestions, thoughts, advice, whatever about life in Albuquerque! Please a... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:00:38 EST Hi! :0) I am the mother of two busy kids with a very busy husband. He is a social person, but, because of my weight, I'm not. So, in order to be more comfortable around people and spend more time with my hubby, I've started my weight loss journey. Tue, 29 Sep 2009 20:59:10 EST Re-start I feel like I'm pushing the restart button. After losing weight for my wedding (although not ALL the weight I was hoping to lose, by far), I have found the scale creeping back up. My husband, who has been a poor influence this whole time, has finally decided he needs to be serious about dieting. So, now that I'm nearly back to where I started a year ago, I get to press restart!!! Wish me luck. Mon, 21 Sep 2009 14:35:38 EST Return from my fall Well, now I am back after a terrific fall from the wagon. I set a goal to lose weight and I did. Then I set another goal to run a marathon and I did. The problem is that the 1st goal went out the window as I set my full sight and concentration on the marathon. Now, I am back to try this again. Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:59:53 EST hi everyone from Albuquerque Im glade to be a member and hopefully i can lose this extra weight. Been fighting weight all my life. Hope to do good with the help of others. Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:02:06 EST New Kid On The [Spark] Block! Hi All! So I just signed up for an account and I am pumped and ready to begin this long... painful... rewarding journey to my ideal weight! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself to the community and the only way I could really think of doing it is to copy and paste the "About Me" section of my profile into my post... I know... lame right?... lol oh well it works. <BR> <BR> "Lover of: Niceness, Randomness, Happiness, & Pandas <BR> <BR> I have finally decided to take that step to a hea... Sat, 5 Sep 2009 17:14:09 EST Hello World Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am just trying to lose some weight and keep it off. I am fairly active, but rarely healthy in my eating habbits. I hope to change that by increasing my knowledge on a healthier way of life. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Jburciag22 Wed, 2 Sep 2009 14:01:04 EST Rescued ABQ Pomeranian needs a home! Hi Local Sparkfriends:) <BR> <BR> Here is a pic of a little guy found abandoned, dragging himself along and rescued by secondchancerescue in Rio Rancho: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> When I met him in person yesterday at his temp foster home, he was clipped down but you can see by his pics before his haircut that he is an angel waiting to blossom when he finds his loving, forever home oxoxox <BR> <BR> If any of you can think of anyone who has the patience and love t... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:57:28 EST Hello Hi my name is Chelsey and I am here to lose 60 pounds, I hope this site can help! Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:55:42 EST 6pm hike anyone? heading for a 6pm hike tonight. If anyone wants to go, let me know Sat, 15 Aug 2009 18:30:26 EST HELLO ALL I AM AMNDA IF THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVE TO BE EASIER OVER TIME I WILL OOSE INTERST AND NOT USE SPARKPEOPLE, I AM HAVING DIFFICULTY TRACKING MY FOOD AS THE PLANNS ARE NO WHERE WHAT I AM EATING SO ALOT OF TIME TO ADJUST IS NEEDED. I WILL CONTINUE TO PLUG AWAY AT IT. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 17:45:36 EST Hello everyone Hi all, <BR> I've been a member of SP for a while I just haven't been on in a very long time...I decided this weekend that I would start this week and continue my goal and stick to it this time. When I started last June I was 175...I am currently 141 but a few months ago I was at 134 so I've gained. I've done well in maintaining but want to get to my goal of 125 lbs. I would like to see if anyone is interested in hiking like the La Luz trail or maybe going on a bike ride down by the bosque on... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 00:52:30 EST Hi, I'm Rachel Hi, I'm Rachel and I have been using Sparkpeople on and off for several years. I usually use just the nutritian and activity log but wanted more this time. I am committed to losing all of the weight I have been carrying around for years and summer is a good time to start. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:31:23 EST Checkin in Hey there ABQ! Just thought I'd check in w/my team and see how everyone's doing and see what's been going. So, How's everyone doing? What's been going on? Wed, 8 Jul 2009 12:00:33 EST What happened to upcoming events? There hasn't been an event since the early part of May, does this team not want to do any more? just curious is all. I just recently joined this team and am looking forward to participating in the next event if I am able. Fri, 3 Jul 2009 19:14:15 EST Hello From Edgewood Just wanted to say hello and hope to join in the next planned walk. Thu, 2 Jul 2009 05:56:19 EST Hello From Edgewood Just wanted to say hello and hope to join in the next planned walk. Thu, 2 Jul 2009 05:55:59 EST Hello from NV I am going to be moving to Albuqueque in July, and I am so excited about the move that I decided to join SparkAlbuquerque already! I am here to loose enough weight to feel comfortable in my body, and be proud of it! Would love to hear from anyone looking for new SparkBuddies! Tue, 9 Jun 2009 21:07:55 EST Isotopes Gear! Does anyone know where I can get my hands on some Isotopes gear? My dad wants an Isotopes t-shirt for Father's Day. Can I just go to the pro shop and get one or are there other places around ABQ that sell them? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 6 Jun 2009 12:45:17 EST June Check In Ok team let's try this. I am the new leadr of the team and am very interested in finding out what everyone would like to see on this team. I have noticed that there are only a few that even huddle on a daily basis, which is great to see but what about everyone else. It is true that if a team is inactive the team can and will be dissolved. I would like to make sure that that does not happen. So, any suggestions or ideas please let me know. Have a wonderful day. Thu, 4 Jun 2009 22:20:28 EST Hello and aloha! Hi - I just moved to ABQ from Hawaii. My husband is native NM, but I'm a total island girl! Anyway, I joined after reading about this website in a magazine. I live in the Taylor Ranch area and would love to meet new friends who are trying to reclaim their youth by getting healthy!! Have a great day! <em>488</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:55:28 EST Hello Everyone! Hi. I just joined SparkPeople. I added both my food and exercises today, so am pretty proud of myself. I am not good at keeping track of anything. How is this team? I hope to find a few friends to keep me motivated. Wed, 3 Jun 2009 21:11:53 EST Defined Fitness Workout Partner Hello everyone. I am starting to get back into the groove of working out and eating healthy. In the past I found that I was much more motivated when I worked out with a friend or two. So, I am planning on renewing my membership at Defined Fitness if anyone is interested in joining me and becoming my workout partner let me know. I also love taking all the workout classes that Defined Fitness has to offer. I am available on Monday's after 6:30 PM, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's after 6... Wed, 20 May 2009 11:46:56 EST Cancer relay for life anyone There is a walk for cancer at balloon fiesta park coming up in july i believe. I have already signed up. I think it will be great you can take a tent and camp out you can walk all during the night. They are going to have food and drinks it will be fun for teh whole family. Fri, 15 May 2009 11:37:42 EST Exercise DVD's Can anyone recommend exercise DVD's to burn calories, and tone muscles? Thu, 14 May 2009 11:29:19 EST Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk tomorrow Anyone doing the 5 mile walk tomorrow (Sunday 4/26)? I have a team of about 10 people - its a wonderful event. If you want to walk with us, we will be meeting by the USPS truck at 7:15am!!!! <BR> <BR> it should be a beautiful day!!! Sat, 25 Apr 2009 16:44:31 EST Anyone up for RUN FOR THE ZOO on May 3rd? <em>205</em> Let's have a team showing at the Run For The Zoo event. There is a 10K run, and a 5K walk or run (that is what I suggest we do) and a 1 mile fun run for kids. Registration online at Let me know if you are interested. <link> </link> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:36:26 EST A woman with two scales . . . never knows how much she weighs. I got interested in the scales that weigh to the nearest 1/4 pound or tenth pound - even though I know that they aren't realistic - after all, as a general rule, I figure anything w/in about 3 pounds is good - due to water, time of day, etc. But, I bought (on sale) a new scale - I missed my old digital scale that broke, and never quite trusted my replacement old spring scale. <BR> The new scale is quite fancy. You can input 4 people, it will keep track of how... Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:01:10 EST Let's start being more active Albuquerque! Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I know everyone has a lot going on but this forum really does help if we use it. Let's just take a few minutes to post something...anything. Today all I did was post a message saying how proud I was of myself on the daily check in and I felt great! So even if you just say "hi" or "I'm proud of myself because" it's a step and this site is all about steps. So let's go Albuquerque, let's not waist our SparkTeam Page! Have a wonderful evening! Off to feed my baby! <em... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:38:19 EST New to this Hi everyone! I am excited to meet some new people on here. I am hoping to find a workout buddy in the mornings, I go to defined riverside. Let me know if you would like to meet up. I am very dedicated, and would like to meet some people that are too. <BR> A little about me, I just finished the NM Challenge and I lost 16 lbs and 10% body fat in 12 weeks. I am pretty close to my goal, but it is starting to get harder the closer I get, which is why I am here. It helps a lot to have a good suppor... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 18:36:56 EST Anyone know.. I'm looking at someof these posts and noticed that there back in 08. Does ANYONE know if and when the Arthritis walk is THIS year..09? Im having a hard time finding info on it. Thanks. Sat, 18 Apr 2009 16:53:39 EST I need to meet people I've come to the conclusion recently that I need to meet more people. I don't actually know that many people here in ABQ, and I would like to meet more and make new friends. I think that it's kind of hard to do, if you're not single, you know? I'm a mom of a 14mo and I have a wonderful hubby, but we don't really go out and/or do anything, so I feel a bit cut off. If that last sentence made any sense.. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else feel this way? Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:44:54 EST New to Sparks Hello, I'm not consistent yet but I know recording food and exercise is the best way for me to lose weight. I've been losing and gaining for several years now and much prefer the losing so I'm back at it. I need to learn how to get around this site and use it to my best advantage. Any tips? Mon, 13 Apr 2009 18:22:26 EST Walking and Hiking Meetup Groups in ABQ Hi y'all, <BR> There was a Walking Meetup group in Albuquerque until just recently. The gal that was running it closed it down to start a motorcyle riding meetup. Anybody can start a new group (of any type, not just walking) at There's also a very active hiking group for Albuquerque at Meetup. Those folks are always on the move and hike in the Sandia's quite a bit. I think an official Meetup group costs something like 72.00 per year which is easily raised by the people who are... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 12:21:19 EST Groups Does anyone have a group that they are involved in here in ABQ? Like a dog walking group, a jogging group, walking group.. Things like that? <BR> <BR> I don't, but I would like to find one or start one but I don't know how to. I don't know enough people to start a group, well, not enough that actually WANT to exercise anyways.. :oD Tue, 7 Apr 2009 17:11:11 EST Is it me?? Or is this team QUIET?????? You know? NOT very chatty.... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:20:58 EST ABQ on the cheap The website has info about free thing in ABQ! <link> </link> <BR> Looking for free things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico? Want to find out where kids eat free in Albuquerque? Or just looking for things to do in Albuquerque this weekend? At Albuquerque on the Cheap, you’ll find out how to live the good life for less. Come back often (or subscribe below) to get coupons, discounts and deals delivered right to your inbox. Got a lead on a great deal? Email us: beth@abq... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 13:24:14 EST Newbie here HI. I'M a newbie to this site, just found it yesterday. Still trying to figure this thing out. <BR> Anyways, i'm hoping to find a buddy or buddies who are looking for the same thing I am. I live up near 4 hills. Looking for walking buddy . and also help with this site??? <BR> Thanks. Sat, 4 Apr 2009 16:09:52 EST Lives in Belen, works in ABQ I chose where I live so I can complain about the commute, but it does wear on me sometimes. <BR> <BR> I'm in my first week in the Sparks universe and am amazed at how welcoming everyone has been. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to learning from everyone and eventually losing the weight I need to drop. <BR> <BR> Jo Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:15:59 EST Calories in Garduno's Favoritos? Anybody know what the calorie damage is from Garduno's Favoritos? [A sampling of beef and chicken taquitos, nachos, chicken quesadillas and an adovada chimi. Served with chile con queso, guacamole and sour cream.] <BR> I didn't eat it all in one day, but I am now very curious. I suspect need to run to the gym and row a bunch to stay even this week! I emailed Garduno's, but it bounced. Joann Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:43:41 EST Geocaching If you have never heard of geocaching before, feel free to check out: <link> </link> Geocaching is basically treasure hunting with a GPS, and a great way to exercise, walk the dog, be with friends, and have fun at the same time. If you already have a GPS or can borrow one, it doesn't cost you anything, except some time and calories. Albuquerque has hundreds of different types of geocaches (traditional, multi, virtual, etc.). If you have any questions, let me know! <... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 10:53:40 EST Good article from on fad diets Here's an article I read from today's MSN home page link (article by Julie Upton, R.D., from Health magazine)...has anyone tried any of these so-called "diets", and what kind of result did you get? <BR> <BR> "Before you even think about starting a diet to drop pounds fast, you should review this list of the worst diets around. It was compiled with the help of registered dietitians who are members of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice group of the American Dietetic Association. Here are ... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:38:26 EST Hi - Just found the city team Ive been in the New Mexico team for a couple of months, and somehow missed the Albuquerque team. I live near Eubank & Central, work night shift at the "VA Spa" (we say it so it rhymes), and have 2 dogs & 4 cats. <em>252</em> Sun, 8 Feb 2009 14:01:01 EST Avaerage Joe's Smoothies I found this awesome little place tonight called Average Joe's Smoothies. <BR> The girl that runs the place is awesome and the menu looks great! <BR> It is on Eubank just past Constitution on the east side of the street. <BR> It is just south of the Planet Fitness gym in the same shopping center. <BR> If you get the chance, you should check it out! Wed, 28 Jan 2009 22:12:39 EST Looking for a e-mail buddy I have a pretty busy schedule, but really need someone to e-mail or talk to on a regular basis that is is struggling with the same things I am. I would love to find someone to help motivate me, support me and inspire me and I hope to be able to do the same for someone else. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 22:03:45 EST hello everybody!! so im totally new here and just decided over the weekend that its time to do somethin about this weight... i went out and bought some fruits and veggies and healthy stuff yesterday and so far so good but its only day 2... so if anyone has any tips please let me know... =) Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:00:23 EST Hello Land of Enchantment! I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself to everyone, I am Jenn... almost 30 and ready to lose the weight I have been carrying now for about 10 years. I am eager to get started and to meet people that are struggling the same battle I am and those that have won it as well! Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:14:03 EST Awesome Personal Trainer Deal Hey, Albuquerque Sparkers! I have a friend who is a personal trainer here in Albuquerque. He owns his own gym in the North Valley area, and he is incredible! Never have I been pushed and encouraged in such a way as I am when I work out with him! <BR> <BR> Anyway, he has offered me an awesome deal if I get a few more people to come and train with him. It would be a group session, for one hour of focused circuit style training. He also does all of the body measurements and progress moni... Sat, 24 Jan 2009 00:18:12 EST I've fallen off the wagon! So I have recently fallen off the wagon of the weight-loss program. I have been tracking what I eat, but I haven't really been eating that much and if I do it's not good for me. <BR> <BR> I recently had begun to believe that I was pregnant and I have taken tests and today have decided to just accept that I'm not, deal w/the disappointment and move on. I really wanted to be pregnant so it's kind of a blow to me to not be and I'm not taking it well and while I know that it's not that big of a... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:18:02 EST Hi there, I am new Hi, my name is Michelle. I am 44 with 3 kids. 17-7-4. I am interested in what is going on around town. I work at the Post Office on graveyard and have been there for 10 years, and love it. I would love to get involved in talking with all of you. <BR> <BR> Michelle Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:38:39 EST New to SparkPeople and SparkABQ Hi all, I've recently begun a nutrition/counseling/exercise program. I've very hopeful for it, but of course, the reality of fighting years of bad habits is always hard. I thought I'd come online to see how others are doing with similar experiences. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:34:11 EST New Hi, I am Lara. Wife and mother of 3 boys, soon to be 15-10-7. I am a SAHM and a seamstress, I volunteer with the local youth basketball league and am on the Little League Board. I also maintain both websites. I assistant coach Minors baseball and Rookies baseball. I have been the same weight give or take 5lbs for 7years. Even after several severe illness's I have maintianed this weight. Also in early menopause, fun. Frustrated, hot, cold, tired but cant sleep. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:10:39 EST 40 Days to Make/Break a Habit Challange OK Ladies (and Gents)... <BR> (I just realized that I misspelled "challenge" in the headline...oops!) <BR> <BR> I have heard many times that it takes 40 DAYS of doing something consistently to turn that behavior into a habit... <BR> i.e. making the bed each morning, excercise, tracking food etc. <BR> On the same note I've heard that it takes the same 40 DAYS to break a habit... <BR> i.e biting your nails etc. <BR> <BR> I'm creating a challenge for my self to turn sticking to the weight loss... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 22:44:24 EST Would love a workout buddy! Hey! <BR> <BR> I would love a workout buddy. I am trying to workout in the early morning, around 530a-ish, at Defined Fitness, the Riverside location. If you're interested, please let me know! <BR> <BR> Megan Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:55:59 EST Hello fellow ABQ-ians HI, <BR> <BR> I'm Megan. I'm looking to lose 50lbs, which is quite a challenge b/c I'm addicted to sugar. I would love to chat w/some if not all of you. I would like to find a workout buddy, if you're interested in that. I'm sorry I don't really know what to say. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 18:22:58 EST December Baby Hi to all. I joined in December and like I have said before this is the best workout site I have ever seen. There are so many places to go and people to see. There are alot of positive people out there and that in it's self is wonderfull. Wishing everyone well. <BR> Jewels <em>174</em> Fri, 26 Dec 2008 11:59:06 EST From California to New Mexico, what a change! Hi, all! I'm so glad to be back in New Mexico, after a 25 year absence. I missed the green chile! Circumstances were never right for me to return, but then I lost my job in Sacramento, there was nothing holding me there except for my BF, so I convinced him to come out with me, so here we are! We're living in the NE heights area, by Menaul and Juan Tabo, in an apartment with the added perk of having a garden, so I'm psyched! Ready to start planting some veggies, can't wait until Spring so... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 23:51:10 EST Sweetheart 10k, 5k, 1k Race Feb 14th @ 9 am @ the Bosque School in ABQ. Anyone want to join me in this? I'm doing the 5k & then the 1k w/my 3 yr old daughter. <BR> <BR> I've added more details in the "Events" board. <BR> Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:21:01 EST Sweetheart 10k, 5k, 1k Race Feb 14th @ 9 am @ the Bosque School in ABQ. Anyone want to join me in this? I'm doing the 5k & then the 1k w/my 3 yr old daughter. <BR> <BR> I've added more details in the "Events" board. Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:16:13 EST From Jemez Springs Hello! I'm just north of the village Jemez Springs. I am looking for monthly challenges, daily/weekly support & check-in's, running buddies for upcoming races, SparkRallies, etc. <BR> <BR> My immediate goal is the Sweetheart 5k run in Feb 2009. In May I'm running a 9k in Boulder CO or 1/2 marathon in the Jemez Mtn Trail Run. <BR> <BR> If anyone else is participating in these, I'd love to have support on the race course! Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:13:24 EST Hi ALL! I have over 100 pounds to lose and hope I can accomplish my goal. Sat, 20 Dec 2008 01:39:42 EST Hi from Rio Rancho Hi Team, Glad there is a team close by. I work 3rd shift so I will stop by here as often as I can. Have a great day! Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:05:14 EST Defined Fitness Hi Everybody, <BR> I am a member of Defined fitness, and am looking for a workout buddy (or multiple buddies) I use the Rio Rancho location most often, but I can go to the Riverside location as well. Let me know if you're interested! <BR> Amanda <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2008 08:12:07 EST Hi team ABQ! Just wanted to drop in and say hello. I signed up with SP just over a year ago but never used the site. This time is different. I never thought I would get as heavy as I am but I did and now it's time to do something about it. I've got a lot of work ahead of me but I know by with the help of SP I will acheive my goal. <em>214</em> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 20:19:10 EST Hello ABQ Sparks!! Hi to all of you. Just recently joined Spark people. Getting alot of good advice, recipes, etc... <BR> I am originally from Texas, but have been here in Albq., for about 22 years and love it. I have a 4 (going on 20) <em>24</em> little girl. Looking forward to reading up on more great weight loss advice and getting to know my fellow Sparks! <BR> <em>213</em> Ash Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:15:46 EST New to team & in need of workout buddy! Hello, everyone! I'm new to the team and I look forward to becoming involved! I'm from Albuquerque, originally. I'm living in Taos, but I spend part of my week in Albuquerque to be at Lovelace Hospital. Usually it is Monday to Wednesday. My family stays in Taos and it is really lonely. I love to exercise and I'm looking for someone that would like to join me in outdoor or indoor activity. Mon, 8 Dec 2008 13:05:18 EST My Introduction I don't really want I am. I'm new. From the westside. I had a baby a year and half ago and got well over 200 pounds. I lost a lot of the weight immediately (water) and then was at a standstill. In late September I had my gallbladder removed and lost 20 pounds! I have 30 more to lose but my goal is 10. <BR> <BR> Anyway, that's my introduction. <BR> <BR> Lola Wed, 26 Nov 2008 11:25:09 EST Westside single gal Howdy! <BR> <BR> I'm dipping my toes into the weight loss waters. I'm afraid that the sharks will bite! <BR> <BR> 3 years ago I lost 30 lbs on the ww Core plan. I'm going to follow that plan again this time. Unfortunately all the weight came back +10. I guess I'm afraid that the same thing will happen again. <BR> <BR> I'm very good at excuses and justifications! Hope I can find support to make the change permanent. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Jennifer Thu, 20 Nov 2008 19:19:02 EST Hi from the East Mountains Hi everyone! I'm trying to get myself motivated again! I've let around 10 pounds creep up in the last two years and I am going to get them off! I like to run, but I've fallen on the bandwagon. <BR> <BR> I'm back on! I ran 3 miles today and did a 30 minute kettle ball workout. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Mon, 3 Nov 2008 22:01:16 EST Turkey Trek Anyone interested? It will be a real easy flat course-a great way to get ready for the eating frenzy to come later that day. If you are interested, here is the site. <BR> <link>,<BR>com_frontpage/Itemid,1/ </link> Mon, 3 Nov 2008 16:48:37 EST New Member from the South Valley Hi y'all! <BR> I'm Suzy from the far South Valley, maybe only a mile or north of the Isleta Rez. <BR> I just read about SparkPeople on the Leslie Sansone website in one of the forums. She's the lady who does LOTS of in-home walking videos, and who I give major credit for helping me lose a ton of weight the past couple years. I love in-home walking when I can't walk outside, but often combine both. <BR> I recently got into hiking and also sometimes walk with the Albuquerque Walking Meet-Up gr... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:25:25 EST 4th Annual Masked Halloween Bike Ride! My friend is really active in this event and it seems like a lot of fun so I figured I'd post about it on here! It's on Oct. 31st at 7:00pm with the group meeting at Triangle Park (on the corner of Central and Monte Vista by the police substation.) The bike ride will go all over Nob Hill, Downtown, and Old Town. They'll also be having prizes for best costume, best dressed bike, and the most recycled dressing up is encouraged! It's definitely a good alternative to candy! :D A... Sun, 19 Oct 2008 18:31:59 EST Green Pea Hello, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. I look forward to chatting with you guys. Have a wonderful day. <BR> <BR> Kim Tue, 7 Oct 2008 22:30:21 EST Staying Motivated Staying motivated can be challenging, especially when you hit a plateau. So my question to you is, how do you keep yourself motivated? Tue, 7 Oct 2008 21:55:24 EST Doggie Dash and Dawdle Hi to all, <BR> I just wanted to invite everyone to take part in the doggie dash and dawdle put on by the humane society. It is a great cause, and they have a 5K run or a 2 mile walk, and there is a humans only event as well as a chance to walk with your dog. For more info, go to happy walking everyone! <BR> <em>185</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:16:17 EST Hola, Hi, Hello :) I stumbled into SP two days ago, but as my hubby says I tend to plan things "to death". I have taken the past 48 hrs to set goals, look over my menus, and shop for the necessities to make sure I am completely ready to succeed at this lifestyle change. Now if I can find an accountability partner to help me stay motivated I'll be one happy camper. Any takers? <em>68</em> Thu, 2 Oct 2008 21:25:47 EST