SparkPeople SparkDayton - the Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Dayton area. Welcome! SparkPeople SparkDayton - the Official Team Team Messageboard 2021 expect the worst hope for the best well sorry I didnt get on yesterday I have another UTI infection bought over the counter medicine its working but needed to take thurs and friday. whats going on not sure <BR> we didnt do anything and feeling so bad was in bed by 10pm yesterday was better even did 60 min cardio treadmill weights <BR> then last night its back took the pills went to bed and watched the game <BR> today want to go to church tonight but just not sure <BR> hope everyone is doing ok. we took the tree down yesterday ... Sat, 2 Jan 2021 09:53:33 EST whats your exercise plans for the day me 5 miles so far <BR> next treadmill <BR> next weights Mon, 23 Dec 2019 13:01:15 EST 2020 a goal a wish a plan WEll for me of course loose weight <BR> stop hollering at hubby <BR> go to church more <BR> smile more <em>250</em> Mon, 2 Dec 2019 07:22:18 EST challenge yourself daily today for me I did 3 challenges <BR> my first making food I dont eat and make them taste good but healthy <BR> my next was treadmill on a 6.5 incline tuff <BR> log everything then look at the calories before eating to make changes <BR> oj now your turn <BR> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:20:23 EST whats working for me a new program noom <BR> it cost but you manage food items it gives topics for the day <BR> encouragement <BR> quizes <BR> mind tips <BR> 13pounds trying for 2 more <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 13:49:48 EST hello 2019 well 2018 gone and now a fresh start on small goals <BR> will not make any promises on the future plans <BR> take each day and look for something good <BR> dont go back to the past let it stay buried <BR> welcome new members <BR> congratulate our small goals Tue, 1 Jan 2019 13:45:17 EST 2018 make it your year Well another year is leaving us and I have done nothing to manage my weight gain.i am trying but give up after a few weeks. My mood one day great the next grab a cookie and say I am so done with trying. <BR> So tomorrow weight in and own up to my terrible decisions Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:01:40 EST meet and greet dates October 14 sat delco park <BR> yay, nay Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:14:00 EST hi to all just so you should all I am not going to be busy in the future, the past week I have been given a degree. I will be going a lot of stull and maybe live the next 2 years or maybe I can be a better word. <BR> <BR> sorry I did not make this right, I am have a disease that will last about 2 years Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:11:14 EST Howdy where to begin first i am not a joiner but i can't seem to get this done on my own so i will try this and join this group if that okay with you. My name s Sue I grew up in the Detroit area and moved to Ohio in 68. I went to work at a local hospital in Middletown and stayed there until 2013 when I retired. After the death of my husband in Dec.2013 My step daughter talked me into moving in to Dayton where if I needed help he could. I have been blessed with 3 beautiful daughters all his. ... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:07:37 EST Let's chat Well decided to just start something simple where we can just say hello <BR> May is coming and so will grad parties,Mother's Day,Memorial Day <BR> We are busy with grass,weeds,painting kitchen and working on house foundation <BR> Meet and greet for me might have to be june Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:35:39 EST April is here Easter is approaching A bit cold for our walk but 90 min 6754 steps hugs more hugs. Really enjoyed the walk and conversation <BR> Heading to church Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:17:17 EST Meet and greet April Anyone ready for a walk? <BR> April 8. It's a sat first sat of April <BR> Where? <BR> Let me know please post here yes if you can no if you cant Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:02:26 EST Marching into lent today hubby and I spent an hour in a Lenten service and got ashes . Its a blessings for us to be able to take part in this service and reminds us we need to try and make ourselves better as a couple during this time <BR> we pick on one another in reguard to our kids or lack of an ability to agree on what to do. right now we stay away from them and keep our opinions to ourselves which is working Wed, 1 Mar 2017 16:48:54 EST FAB FEBRUARY hOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL. iVE FINALLY MANAGED to get my scale moving in the right direction. Its going to be a long process. I just have to keep chugging along. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 19:23:00 EST Happy 2017 to all. Hi all. Trying to get re committed. Have regained almost all the weight I lost. Heres to a better tomorrow. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 17:53:15 EST 2017 hopes,fears ,challenge, Starting back Jenny the 11 I have gained 11 pounds not happy with this <BR> More exercise maybe join a health program for ideas. <BR> More team get to get hers miss you guys <BR> No promises, or plans just take each day and be glad Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:49:10 EST AUGUST ALREADY?!!! Wow this year is just flying by. Haven't really accomplished much with all the happenings going on at home but am hpeful for the rest of the year. <BR> <BR> I have a new puppy. She's a shih zu mix. Just an adorable little thing. Her name is Sadie but will answer to bonehead too <em>334</em> . As soon as I get her leash trained she will be my walking companion. She's almost four months old and is a work in progress. <img src=" Wed, 3 Aug 2016 10:28:05 EST JUNE MEET N GREET I know I havent been around lately but hopefully I am bback. Lot of personal stuff going on. My mom got sick and I lost her in December. My boyfriend fell off the wagon ...HARD and is pretty much bed ridden now. I got promoted at work and have been transferred twice since December and the list goes on. <BR> <BR> How about meeting at Delco on June 21st at 6:30? It could even be earlier in the day since I am off that day. If anyone is interested post here. <BR> <BR> I'll be walking slow sin... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:10:16 EST april meet greet walk April 23,2016 <BR> 10;00am <BR> delco park <BR> I don't know anything about the park so lets say meet parking lot <BR> I do think it is off woodmond drive/ <BR> SIGN AND LET US KNOW SO WE CAN LOOK OUT FOR EVERYONE Sun, 13 Mar 2016 14:25:49 EST Where do you live I live in arcanum but grew up north dayton Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:22:53 EST 16 Goals To Set For 2016 16 Goals To Set For the Coming Year That Are More About Enjoying What You Have Than Chasing What You Don’t <BR> -- by Brianna Wiest ( author of The Human Element and The Truth About Everything) <BR> <BR> What if we made goals that were more about loving what we have rather than chasing what we don’t? What if we realized that it’s what we were seeking in the first place? It’s something to consider – if not even try just a little. Here, a few ideas to get you started: <BR> <BR> 1. Pick up ... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 20:07:01 EST Recipes to share Holland cookie not healthy but terrific <BR> 2cups sugar <BR> 1stick butter 1 stick margarine <BR> 1/2 tsp baking ammonia (crushed) chemical name is ammonia carbonate <BR> 1/2tsp salt <BR> 1/2 cup ground almonds <BR> 5 cups more or less flour <BR> Mix dough until stiff does not stick to hands <BR> Chill overnight I put in freezer I make ahead and I make 19 of these <BR> Before baking brush top of cookies with beaten eggs,sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture then sprinkle almonds on top bake 10 min... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 16:31:40 EST 2016 what's your plan for weight loss and goals Well I must do something. Ww I may rejoin lost 8 pounds on it but could not make meetings when goddaughter got ill <BR> More activity at least 7000 steps now I do 4000 to 5000 <BR> Make my life easier somehow <BR> No excessive spending my budget is bursting. After giving kids and grandkids 25.00 a piece for Christmas I will have 10.00 in bank <BR> We just give money no gifts,socks,so no wrapping easy and they love it Sun, 6 Dec 2015 15:28:10 EST December meet and greet first sat in December perhaps 10 ish at either dayton mall or Fairfield <BR> We can walk , then coffee and look at decorations <BR> Let me know if this is possible Mon, 9 Nov 2015 12:51:05 EST 2015 Holiday survival post mine organize, bake ahead. <BR> Ask for help, make it easy and healthy <BR> Stress sit and listen to holiday music Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:35:20 EST Something to Smile about <img src=""> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:50:00 EST Sept steps sept 3 7,500 Thu, 3 Sep 2015 18:53:27 EST new ideas I have taken over <BR> Not sure its a good idea but I need support Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:00:24 EST 6 months to christmas 6 months to loose weight Who is with me <BR> <BR> I have gained 25 pounds and now determined to loose <BR> No goal no amount just do it Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:12:24 EST South Dayton YMCA or Kettering Rec Center Does anyone belong to the YMCA in Kettering or the Kettering Rec Center? I'm considering joining one or the other but don't know which one would be better. I also am not totally clear on the pricing at the Kettering Rec. I think I would have to pay for a monthly membership plus an extra fee for both the gym classes and water exercise classes. Do any of you know how it works? <BR> Thanks!! <BR> Kristen Fri, 29 May 2015 08:55:23 EST How are you THINspired? This is what worked for me. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922308 </link> Mon, 4 May 2015 13:42:51 EST Fresh Starts! Happy Friday, folks! <BR> <BR> I wanted to let you guys know that I've become a group administrator just to help get this group more active again! This sparkteam is a great resource and a tool for a lot of us Ohioans. I would really love to see it come alive again! <BR> <BR> I'm going to do what I can to help kick us back into gear. Let's show that we are dedicated to this team and that we want to see it thrive! <BR> <BR> I'd love to see some daily conversation, so be sure you post in the ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:57:01 EST Tell us three things we don't know about you 1 I will be 70 in September <BR> 2 married 50.5 years <BR> 3 suffer depression and anxiety Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:32:09 EST My smoothie Skim milk 1cup <BR> Add frozen banana half <BR> Raspberries <BR> Strawberries all fruits are frozen <BR> Take fresh bananas peel cut in half freeze <BR> Slim fast 1scoop <BR> Yum Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:54:17 EST Pedometer tips Below are 10 tips to motivate you with a Pedometer that I received in an e-mail, I tried to take out all reference to a specific product. <BR> <BR> Studies show that a pedometer can motivate people to walk and exercise. As pedometers evolve, they add more features beyond showing step count. You can get a pedometer that will message you and challenge your friends, too. The best way to boost the motivational effect is to keep records of your achievements. The app-linked and computer-linked pe... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:33:36 EST SparkTeam: Idea Exchange Hey guys. I don't know if this is allowed, so, if not, please feel free to remove it & I'm sorry for any inconveniences. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you all know I created a new SparkTeam called Idea Exchange. My goal for it is to get a community together where we can exchange recipes or inquire about any suggestions one might have for helping someone meet a nutritional goal. <BR> <BR> For example, if you are trying to find a nice, simple snack to increase your daily fiber intake, you ca... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 14:53:18 EST What did I do today? I was sitting here at work thinking what did I do yesterday towards my goal of having a better me in 2015. I actually thought to myself, well actually not all that much. Hence I thought why not start a thread about "what I have done today to reach my end of year goal?" <BR> <BR> Tho it was not much for Jan 1 2015, I did 20 minutes on my recumbent bike. <BR> <BR> Today's post will have to wait until after I get home from work, but I have started with the 1st. <BR> <BR> What have you done... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:37:16 EST Happy New Year Dayton and area I just wanted to take a minute to wish every one a Very Happy New Year, may 2015 be the best yet. <em>408</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:06:50 EST 12 Days of Christmas I have mentioned this to many and do not know who at this point. A school mate wrote a book called The 13th Gift. It is all about how a stranger gifted her and her kids a gift for 12 days before Christmas the year her husband died. Day 1 they got 1 gift, day 2, 2 gifts all the way up to 12 gifts on Christmas eve. All were simple and inexpensive gifts such as 1 poinsettia, 2 rolls of gift wrap, etc. It was a very good book and the back story about her feelings as all this was going on mad... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:10:17 EST Workout buddy I live in Oakwood and belong to Anytime Fitness on Far Hills. I'm looking for someone to meet me there 3-4 days per week as a workout buddy/accountability partner. We don't have to do the same workout (the place is small) this is more about motivating one another. I do need to workout very early in the morning due to my work schedule so I'm looking to meet early between 4:30am-4:45 and work out for 45minutes to on hour. Any interest? Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:52:21 EST NEW YEAR, STARTING FRESH ME <BR> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:06:23 EST Team updates Well not sure where everyone is but I am sill here Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:34:29 EST Christmas lights Well I used to go to ludlow falls in the 60's <BR> Now warm glow candle outlet open house <BR> Maybe Clifton mills? Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:33:13 EST Happy Happy Halloween, enjoy seeing all the cute little ones and not so little ones in their costumes. <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>333</em> <em>431</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:26:29 EST Work challenge Hi Everyone, hope you are all doing well. <BR> <BR> In an effort to get back on track I have decided to join in a work challenge called "Wintober". The challenge is simple starting on Oct 1 thru to Oct 31 we are to track daily our amount of walking we have done each day, then they will total all the people here at our VA against other VA's. <BR> <BR> So I thought why not see if anyone is interested in posting daily how many MINUTES you walked and then total at the end of the month to see... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:11:42 EST SEPTEMBER CHECK IN Good morning. <em>67</em> It is kinda early yet but getting started on new threads for the month. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:27:55 EST Life's Challenging moments My name is Anne. I've been involved with SparkPeople before, losing 60 lbs. I kept that off and it's time to get myself going again....taking time out for me from my crazy world of stress and chaos that seems to follow me. <BR> I work a very stressful job and recently left my abusive marriage of 17 years. I then found the love of my life after having lost contact with him 30 years ago. We're married now but the divorce/shared parenting dulldrums really get me down. that being said, I h... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:23:53 EST Food question? Thought I would ask a question of the group and see what sort of answers I get. <BR> <BR> Question: What sort of food that the "experts" have said was bad for you, did you listen and stop eating it or did you decide you would take your chances? <BR> <BR> I have many that I could mention, but will limit to: Bacon, years ago they said to stop eating it and how bad it was for you. We did not listen but continued to eat as before <BR> <BR> Next is Eggs, bad for cholesterol, well we did not... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:01:57 EST EXERCISE FOR WEEK OF JULY 27TH THRU AUGUST 2ND 27TH Leslie Sansone WALKING INTERVALS-15 minutes, 1 mile <BR> 28TH <BR> 29TH <BR> 30TH <BR> 31ST <BR> <BR> 1ST <BR> 2ND <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:50:15 EST SORRY Did not realize it had been so long between posts. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:18:01 EST Newb Hi, my name is Barb. I've yo-yo'ed with my weight until I reached my highest and decided that was enough. Went looking for something sort of simple yet doable and found SparkPeople. Would like to lose a few pounds, but more importantly--need to learn about better nutrition. Glad to be here ;-). Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:25:52 EST Hello Hi my name is Tonia...I am new to SparkPeople. I am a mother of 4 and very happily married. I have struggled with my weight since my last child was born 16 months ago. I have been able to drop 13 lbs and I want to lose about 25-30 more. Looking forward to meeting you! Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:19:05 EST Last Nights Storm Well I was wondering how everyone faired thru last nights storm. Those of us who live north got more than those who live south. I had a good deal of standing water in my front and back yard, but this morning it had all cleared up. My basement however is slightly wet in the sump pump area. I don't know if it was the sump pump just could not keep up or what as my basement has been dry up until now. Thankfully I was home for the night when the rain hit, my daughter was at work and my son a... Thu, 22 May 2014 09:04:27 EST Feeling Inspired Good Morning to everyone This is a new journey for me I just turned 60 years old.. I am an administrative manager at a local hospital, unfortunately divorced after 30 years of marriage. My divorce almost 10 years ago hit me hard and it was like I was in a trance. When I came out of the trance through therapy, support of my friends and family I found my emotional health and strength better than ever, however my body has not recovered, I am 85 YES 85! pounds heavier than I was 10 years... Sat, 10 May 2014 08:23:28 EST ATTEMPTING TO GET AN APRIL MEETING TOGETHER Is anyone interested? I will be on vacation from the 3d thru the 7th and would like to have a meet n greet. The weekend is probably out since I have to go see my kids one of those two days. But the rest is open for whatever. Thoughts anyone......... <em>87</em> <em>146</em> <em>125</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:22:31 EST FEBRUARY DAILY <em>310</em> <em>196</em> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:19:44 EST New Group member Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Celita. I am new to the group, but not to Spark people. I have had several ups and downs and a few setbacks, but I am determined to lead a healthier life style and lose weight. In the past I have not had a support group. I know I will do much better with one.This year I have challenged myself to run/walk, mostly run, the Air force 10k in September. I've started exercising 20 min/day to get my body used to moving regularly again. I wish everyone success in... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:01:41 EST free ladies night out Englewood <BR> Friday January 24th <BR> 7 - 9:30 <BR> Happy Corner Church on Union Rd by Old Salem <BR> prizes, dancing food and activities. <BR> I am a member for 12 years. <BR> Just come and see what fun jazzercise ladies are. <BR> Message me if you wish <BR> 937-581-0656 <BR> <em>236</em> <em>362</em> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:03:15 EST Road Conditions???? Hi everyone, tomorrow 1/3/14 I will be having to head into Dayton. I am just trying to figure how much time to a lot myself. I know the way I usually go is 35 out by Xenia(Wilberforce area) and then take that to 75. Since I know the back roads will be to bad I will just take 70 to 75. I am going to Community Services for the Deaf near the Mandalay banquet center and Dryden road area. It usually takes me 45 minutes to get there. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:21:23 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! To all my Sparkfriends, may 2014 bring us closer to our goals. <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>283</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:53:46 EST New from Cedarville Hey, I'm from Cedarville and I am hoping to lose some weight in 2014. I was on track in the beginning of this year and lost nearly 20 pounds. Then, I gained 35 pounds over 6 months of not paying attention anymore. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by the end of the year. I'm going to need all the help I can get. I get distracted and lose motivation but I do want to get fit and feel better about myself. I'm excited to start this journey. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 14:00:51 EST Sinclair PAC Does anyone use the PAC? I might be getting a contract with work at Sinclair and I found that as an Alumni with Sinclair I can use the facility for a small fee. Just was wondering what people thought about it. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:22:28 EST back on spark Hi everyone :) <BR> <BR> I was on spark before and started at 315 lbs and lost 80 lbs, and then I got pregnant, went on bed rest and gained every last pound back, so here I am again! I met such wonderful, motivating people on my first spark adventure and I hope to do the same now! <BR> <BR> Marla Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:10:17 EST My fav thing OK, so my daughter sells Scentsy and now Velata and she had the opportunity to do a last minute vendor show for the Velata, I said go for it even tho she does not have any cash and carry stock, she could still get her name out there. So I go with her for the entire day, support and help as it is her first vendor show. Down the aisle from us is a lady who sells Tupperware and as I walk past I notice she has a set of Disney canisters and several other items Disney. I could not pass up the Disne... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:23:50 EST New to the Team Hi everyone! I've been on SP for quite awhile, although I haven't always been active on here. I'm originally from elsewhere in Ohio, lived in Oklahoma for 6 years because my husband was active duty Army, then moved closer to home once he finished active duty. I've lived in Kettering for about a year and half now and hope to stay here for awhile. After years of extreme fatigue and difficulty losing (and even maintaining) weight despite regular exercise and healthy eating, I finally was diagnos... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:16:54 EST Motivated Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Heather. I am 40 now but will be 41 on Dec. 2nd. I have a long tale of weight issues, but the gist is I am motivated currently by 2 things happening in my life. One is a company Christmas Party on Dec. 13th, with a potential to get promoted. The second is my 10 year wedding anniversary next May. <BR> <BR> I need to keep this positive attitude up, plan my meals, plan my exercise goals, and meet my small goals to hit my big goals. <BR> <BR> I look forward to me... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:05:29 EST SPARKDAYTON CHECK IN Working a lot. Sorry. Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:57:56 EST OCTOBER CHIT CHAT <em>419</em> <em>420</em> FALL IS HERE. LEAVES ARE CHANGING. HOW'S EVERYONE DOING? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 03:49:34 EST CHALLENGES-JUST A THOUGHT Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink.... <BR> <BR> Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:38:33 EST SPARKDAYTON SEPT I am off today and tomorrow. Well kinda, I still have to work at Subway. I switched hours with one of the girls who needed to be off to go to a funeral so I am working 11-4 instead of 4-9. <BR> <BR> My plan for today is to be at the gym at 8am, get my workout in before I go to work. Tue, 3 Sep 2013 06:45:46 EST ANY1 WANNA WALK THURSDAY MORNING? I have Thursday off from Mcdonalds and would like to find someone to walk with me at Cox. No power walking cause my foot is messing with me but I would like someone to talk to. My plan is to be there around 10am and walk ffor half an hour at least. <BR> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:41:09 EST WORKOUT Seated Pec Deck Machine Sets: 2 Reps: 12 Weight: 10 5 18 <BR> Seated Chest Press Machine Sets: 3 Reps: 12 Weight: 30 5 18 <BR> Internal Shoulder Rotation on Cable Cross Machine Sets: 2 Reps: 12 Weight: 10 5 20 <BR> Seated Lat Pulldown Machine Sets: 2 Reps: 12 Weight: 30 5 18 <BR> Standing Upright Row on Cable Cross Machine Sets: 2 Reps: 12 Weight: 15 5 18 <BR> Assisted Triceps Dip Machine Sets: 2 Reps: 12 Weight: 50 5 18 <BR> Biceps Curls on Cable Cross Machine Sets: 2... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:20:13 EST Kettering area work out partners?? I'm in the Kettering/ Centerville area and would love to find some work out buddies, anyone else looking for some people to help motivate? Sat, 17 Aug 2013 15:01:19 EST AUG CHATTING <em>381</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:28:23 EST CHICKEN BOMBS <BR> Chicken Bombs <BR> <BR> 5 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts <BR> 5 jalapeño peppers <BR> 20 strips of bacon <BR> 4 oz cream cheese, softened <BR> 1 cup grated colby jack or cheddar cheese <BR> salt and pepper to taste <BR> 1 cup BBQ sauce (I look for low sugar -- always ) <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Slice chicken breasts in half width wise (Each half will make 1 Chicken Bomb). Place between two pieces of wax paper and pound to 1/4 inch thickness. *A rolling pin also does the trick. S... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 19:10:20 EST TWENTY POUNDS BY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE STARTS TOMORROW!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Are you ready to start the 20 by Christmas challenge? I've been cleaning out my favorites that I don't use any more and am planning to do measurements today <em>207</em> <BR> <BR> My chiropracter got on me about the weight I've regained <em>15</em> And I am almost out of my blood pressure pills and my regular doctor won't refill them without me going in so I need to have a plan set up and will take copies of my food and fitness trackers with me to ... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 06:28:56 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:24:46 EST TWENTY POUNDS BY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE Okay, we haven't had one for awhile. The winner will receive a SPARKGOODY bag from me. <BR> <BR> STEP ONE-Go through your favorites. Delete anything you don't use any more. <BR> STEP TWO-Make a plan. Figure out what you need to do to accomplish your goal. <BR> STEP THREE-Do your measurements and put them in your tracker. You do not need to post them unless you want to. <BR> STEP FOUR-On August 1st, you will need to post your weight or your goal so I can track it. <BR> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:13:59 EST CHAT FOR JULY <em>213</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 16:43:01 EST JUNE CHATTING Got a 25 minute workout in, managed 6 cups of straight water, made a breakfast cassarole so I have breakfast ready to go and did some house stuff today. <BR> <BR> I went to a dermatoligst about these spots I have on my arms. It's some kind of rash. They have no idea what causes it but they said steroids can help clear it up so I got a shot and some cream. Pharmacist said to olny use a dab and directly on the spots only. Supposed to go bacl for another shot the 7th but I can't afford it. So w... Fri, 31 May 2013 18:33:16 EST HAPPY MOTHERS DAY WISHES <em>26</em> <em>214</em> Sun, 12 May 2013 08:34:47 EST MAY MEETING's the deal. I work Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights and my days are all over the place. I am off next weekend except for Subway at 4pm. When would be a good time for us to meet? Sun, 5 May 2013 15:00:10 EST Newbie Hello all, <BR> <BR> So glad to have found a Dayton team--thanks to DancinCajun1. Looking forward to learning how to lose weight (the right way, ahem) and having a little fun while doing it. Live more towards the Indiana border, but Dayton is the closest, largest town nearby. Hope everyone is well and have a good Spark Saturday. <BR> <BR> Barb <em>213</em> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 08:42:47 EST SPARKAMERICA Hey gang, we are back up to #30 on the leader board <em>380</em> . We were at 42. Good job everyone!!!!! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:15:59 EST APRIL/MAY CHECKINS I am so srry I am such a slacker. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:09:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:31:43 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:34:27 EST MARCH Hi ladies. Sorry I haven't been posting. <BR> <BR> I love my fitbit. It tells me how active I am, how many steps I've taken,how many calories I should eat based on my physical activity. It syncs real well with Sp. The only downsize is if you sync foos to fitbit from Sp, it sends everything over again so u have to go in and delete stuff. I am eating more than I should but I'm getting better. Weigh in tomorrow. last week scale was up 2 pounds but I had a lot of sodium the day before. Tomorrow... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:19:21 EST FITBIT I finally got my fitbit zip.Pretty awesome tool. Today is the third full day of wearing it and it sure shows me that I really am not as active at work as I thought I was. Well it has been a bit slow at both places. Today was my only day off until next Friday so I got some cleaning done and it didn't register too much active points. Oh well, it's only day 3. <BR> <BR> If anyone else has one, I started a group on for sparkpeople. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:05:23 EST FEBRUARY MEETUP February 21st at 6:30pm at Tim Horton's on Indian Ripple rd. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:52:04 EST JANUARY RESULTS-THE GOOD BAD AND THE UGLY The good-I have manged to lost 5 pounds this month and have been exercising more. <BR> The bad-Not getting as much exercise in, need to aim for more. <BR> THe ugly-Sugar cravings are bad. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:09:45 EST New but old. Hey. I'm Emily. I live near dayton and I've been hear for a year already but I haven't posted anything. I'm 21 and wanna lose weight to help me join the Air Force. And I would love to talk to local people. :) Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:54:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:24:55 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:23:26 EST WHAT WAS YOUR EXERCISE TODAY? "SKINNY JEANS" workout Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:49:06 EST Workout partners I attend a really good bootcamp/exercise class on Sunday morning at 11am. It's at Englewood Indoor Soccer complex. The cost is $25 per class but it's really worth it. Keving Manning is the instructor and he is a very experienced Personal Trainer and very motivating. He is encouraging and really lets everyone move at their own pace. The class is intense but I love it. IF anyone is interested, let me know and I'll give Kevin your name and let him know that you will be there. It's a full ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:36:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 8 Jan 2013 23:09:21 EST WATER CHECK water-4 cups Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:15:06 EST January Resolutions 1. Drink more water <BR> 2. Cutting way back on the Mcafe drinks at work <BR> 3. Salad as my free meal from Subway. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 20:11:32 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR DAYTON SPARKERS (JAN) Hey gang. It's a whole new year. Lets start it off with a bang. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:36:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:28:41 EST New Member Hello! I am a 60 years old, raised a large family, work full time... plus and am trying to get accustomed to measuring and tracking my diet on a regular basis. I will keep trying and hope to get down to a reasonable weight as well as correct Cholesterol and blood pressure problems. Health and less medication are great motivators right now. Looking forward to the accountability and help Spark People can provide as well as to hear any tips or pointers others may wish to share. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:01:20 EST SparkDayton December Chat I have the day off so just getting a head start. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 07:12:54 EST TIPS FOR GETTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS Here are some helpful tips for making it through Thanksgiving, and the rest of the holiday season, without piling on the pounds: <BR> <BR> Set realistic goals.. Don’t set yourself up for failure and expect to be able to lose weight at the same rate that you have been, but create some realistic goals that will help you stay on track. This can be as simple as replacing a typically food-centered tradition with a fun activity or resolving to continue writing in your food journal every day. <BR>... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:29:16 EST Newbie Hello, I am new to the Sparks program and looking forward to reaching my goals. I am trying to figure out how am I suppose to cook all this Thanksgiving food and work it all off. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:44:32 EST SparkDayton November Chat Anyone up for a meeting this month? Got car can travel <em>334</em> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 17:22:10 EST SPARKDAYTON OCT CHECK IN Good morning everyone. Not feeling too chipper this morning. Yesterday I got up feeling "off" but went to work anyway. By the time I had been there for a couple hours smelling food I started feeling sick. By the time they started change-over for lunch I was all I could do to keep my stomach under control. So I came home and went straight to bed. Without going into all the gory details, I lost 6 pounds. Today has not been a low carb day, I had a piece of dry toast for breakfast and just had a ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:22:58 EST MARATHONS/5K CHAT Is anyone running any of these? Let us know so we can cheer you on. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 05:02:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:19:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:20:33 EST SPARKDAYTON SEPT CHECK IN Good morning. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 04:07:05 EST EIGHT WEEK CHALLENGE TRACKING POST If you are IN, copy and paste to your reply. <BR> <BR> 1 pt: Contact with Teammate <BR> 3 pts: 64 oz Water <BR> 3 pts: Stop eating before 9 pm <BR> 3 pts: 2 Fruit Servings (1/2 cup each) <BR> 5 pts: 3 Vegetable Servings <BR> 5 pts: No Sweets/Sugary Treats <BR> (Only 6 days a week) <BR> 5 pts: Keep a Food Journal <BR> 5 pts: 30 min. exercise OR <BR> 7 pts: 45 min. exercise <BR> (Only 5 days a week) <BR> TOTAL POINTS: <BR> (205 possible for the week) <BR> 10 Points per Pound lost AND 5 points ... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 05:23:05 EST EIGHT WEEK CHALLENGE (do not post here) 8-Week Weight Loss Challenge <BR> <BR> What you need to know: -This is an 8-Week Challenge that starts on a Monday (you pick what Monday to start on <BR> <BR> -You can exercise each day, but you will only receive points for exercising 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> -You can choose to not each sugar/treats each day, but you will only receive points for not eating sugar on 6 days (everyone needs a free day!). <BR> <BR> -Weigh yourself anytime each Sunday and tally up all points by 9 PM. Make sure... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 05:21:39 EST AUGUST MEETING After no one showing at last months I'm not sure whether there is a need to keep setting them up. Your thoughts? Fri, 3 Aug 2012 19:06:11 EST SPARKDAYTON AUGUST CHECK IN Summer is a third done. Anyone done anything they would like to share? After having to take mandatory management classes, I have been officially certified as a manager at Mcdonalds. Not the most thrilling news but it's all I have been doing lately. Fri, 3 Aug 2012 19:03:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Aug 2012 20:19:48 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Aug 2012 20:19:47 EST Starting "for real" Hi, I'm not entirely sure how to start! My name is Sara, I'm 32. I've been overweight my entire life, but have hit an all time high since having two babies less than two years apart. We know we are finsihed having babies and I want to get completely serious. I have been running twice a week since the first week of May. I have been taking zumba once a week since February and three weeks ago I went to my first Crossfit. I have since completed two bootcamps from Crossfit and am debating jo... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:55:24 EST JULY WALKING MEETUP July meeting will be a walking meet. Bring your walking shoes if you plan to walk with us. <BR> Thursday July 19th at 6:30pm <BR> Cox Arboretum-We will meet in front. <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:06:58 EST SPARKDAYTON JULY CHECK IN Hi all. Just getting a thread set for July. I will be setting a meet for this month, I promise. <BR> <BR> Just finished setting up an offline food journal for when I don't get here. I too need to do better. <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 18:42:31 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:36:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 24 Jun 2012 17:09:16 EST Fast and easy summer recipes Please help me come up with some quick and easy summer recipes. <BR> <BR> I'll start with this one, although it isn't necessarily just for summer - it is summer pretty, and refreshing too. <BR> <BR> This came from Weight Watchers and it is sooooo good. Even my husband likes it! <BR> <BR> Cherry Squares <BR> 1 package of angel food cake mix <BR> 1 20 ounce (approx,) can of fruit pie filling. (I use low sugar Comstock Cherry Pie Filling) <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350 <BR> Mix together the ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:27:47 EST Easy Summer Recipes?? Please help me come up with some quick and easy summer recipes. <BR> <BR> I'll start with this one, although it isn't necessarily just for summer - it is summer pretty, and refreshing too. <BR> <BR> This came from Weight Watchers and it is sooooo good. Even my husband likes it! <BR> <BR> Cherry Squares <BR> 1 package of angel food cake mix <BR> 1 20 ounce (approx,) can of fruit pie filling. (I use low sugar Comstock Cherry Pie Filling) <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350 <BR> Mix together the ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:17:07 EST SPARKDAYTON JUNE CHECK IN <em>249</em> AGAIN <em>198</em> Wed, 30 May 2012 17:15:24 EST Clifton Gorge I spent Saturday hiking through the clifton gorge. It is beautiful. I really suggest it for a good exercise. Mon, 21 May 2012 08:10:38 EST Public Running Tracks Can someone recommend some favorite places to run? I am going to try and get ready for a 5k and need a place to start. My neighborhood isn't the greatest and the closest track we have runs alongside a wooded area that is kind of scary. It doesn't necessarily have to be a track, but something that I can use to measure the distance travelled would be good. Thanks a bunch! <BR> Meg Mon, 7 May 2012 12:04:50 EST SPARKDAYTON MAY CHECK IN Good morning everyone!!!!! Wed, 2 May 2012 08:45:06 EST MAY MEETING May 9th at 3pm at the Fairfield Commons Mall in Beavercreek. Meet in the vicinity of STARBUCKS. I will wear a SPARKPEOPLE tshirt. Tue, 1 May 2012 23:19:59 EST EXERCISE EXCUSES I saw this on another team I am on and it is too good not to share. <BR> <BR> We all have those days that we don't want to work out even though we know we should. When you need a little motivation, look no further. <BR> <BR> Here are 100 reasons you shouldn't skip your workout today. <BR> <BR> <BR> 100 Reasons to Exercise Now <BR> <BR> 1. Because it makes you feel confident <BR> 2. Because it helps you get stronger <BR> 3. Because exercise helps combat depression <BR> 4. Because you'll f... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:47:40 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:12:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:29:24 EST Marsha Hello! Working to lose and get healthy! I just turned 55 and want to live a healthier lifestyle so I can be here for my hubby, kids, and grandbabies! Daughter is getting married in July so I have been working hard for the past 6 months and have lost 26 lbs. I have hit a slow period as far as weight loss so I decided to give this site a try! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:45:11 EST Eggs and Turkeys I don't know if this is actually allowed, so forgive me if I'm breaking some advertising rule. <BR> <BR> I have a small farm in New Lebanon. I'm currently getting about 20 eggs PER DAY from my free range, pastured hens (Barred Rock, Rhode Island Reds, Black Australorps and Easter-eggers -- brown and green eggs). If anyone is interested in them, I sell them for $2/dozen. I work in Moraine and am often in Miamisburg so if we need to meet or drop them off somewhere in those areas, I'm up for... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 14:18:05 EST LIVE SOUTH OF DAYTON? I am curious how many active members do we have here who live in the Springboro, Franklin, etc area? If there any members who would attend a meeting say in Springboro if I set one up, let me know your interest here. I do know of a couple in that area. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 11:14:13 EST THURSDAY NIGHT ZUMBA Kettering Rec Center has Zumba at 7:30pm on Thursday nights. Kettering residents cost is $4. Would anyone be interested in meeting for this? <BR> <BR> I would like to try it but really don't want to go by myself. Let me know. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 14:16:49 EST SPARKDAYTON APRIL CHECK IN Studying for my ServeSafe certificate <em>41</em> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 13:22:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:00:23 EST Our Bodies are a Gift “I’ve learned through God’s Word that the body He gave me is good. It’s not perfect, nor will it ever be on this side of eternity. But my body is a gift, a good gift for which I can be thankful. Being faithful in taking care of this gift and walking according to God’s plan gives me renewed strength to keep a healthy view of my body.”- Lysa Terkeurst <BR> <BR> I love this thought from Made to Crave…our bodies are a gift, all of us have been given a WONDERFUL gift, and this is attitude I am g... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:13:33 EST Must Read...Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst I have contemplated reading this book for a long time. I am so glad that I finally did, and here's the rest of the story. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4805258 </link> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:08:46 EST MARCH GET TOGETHER I know this will be tough and I understand there will be scheduling conflicts, but I'd like to get a conversation going about how we can get the most team members together for a "meet". I know we cover a large area, so lets start by throwing out ideas that we think are feasible. <BR> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:38:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 4 Mar 2012 14:34:10 EST SPARKDAYTON MARCH CHAT Hi all. As usual I am behind but I am trying to get caught up. Yesterday I managed to get a workout in, some baking and cleaning. I also got my hair cut-4 inches gone there if no where else and took my Jake to the poochie bath for a good scrubbing. Getting ready to go to work soon so have a great day. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 13:57:12 EST dede350 hi everyone!!! Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:26:23 EST 2012 5K's in Dayton? Anyone know of 5K's near the Dayton area, please post details here. I would love to participate in my first this year. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:51:32 EST SPARKDAYTON FEBRUARY CHAT I could have sworn I started a new thread for the month. Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:02:36 EST FOCUS ON FITNESS FEBRUARY Anyone who saw my very brief blog a couple days ago, saw that my goal for February is to achieve 500 fitness spark points this month. Anyone care to join me? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did some general exercises and some dancing around my family room. Dogs can't laugh can they? <em>100</em> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 09:17:51 EST FEBRUAY COFFEE MEETING Is anyone interested in getting together? Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:33:26 EST Looking for doctor recommendation Does anyone have a good sports medicine ortho? It's so hard to get reliable information about doctors without hearing firsthand how they are with patients. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:25:29 EST ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2011 What personal accomplishment did you achieve in 2011? Sun, 1 Jan 2012 18:37:07 EST SPARKDAYTON 2012 JANUARY CHAT Happy New Year everyone. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 18:34:49 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE To those who celebrate Christmas, best wishes to all. Sat, 24 Dec 2011 16:50:20 EST DECEMBER CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER This month we will be meeting on December 20th at Hibachi Buffet on Stroop Rd at 6pm. Bring a friend, bring your SO. Everyone is welcome to attend these get togethers. <BR> <BR> I had discussed a different date with last month's attendee's but I will be working that particular night. Sorry. You do not have to eat when we have meetings like this. Just come, meet some new people and hopefully enjoy the get together. Any questions can be posted here or spark mail me. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:21:43 EST SPARKDAYTON DECEMBER CHECK IN Happy December everyone!!! How's everyone ding this fine chilly day? Thu, 1 Dec 2011 15:51:51 EST workout buddy I'm a member of the dayton area y. I'm interested in meeting new workout buddies. i'm a zumba and pilates fan. I'm willing to try new workouts! Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:52:28 EST Thursday Novemebr 24th Happy Thanksgiving everyone. May your day be filled with family, friends and fun. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 05:20:10 EST Dr. Oz- Buddy up for Weight Loss Wanted to throw this out there in the event anyone is interested in joining! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>6792/ </link> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:57:58 EST Dr. Oz- Buddy up for Weight Loss <BR> <BR> I've started a group in Dayton/Kettering. Please check out the link! I think it's a great idea! <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:00:04 EST NOVEMBER COFFEE MEETING NOVEMBER 30TH AT 6:30PM at Panera Bread, Sugarcreek which is on Wilmington Pike for anyone who doesn't know. <BR> <BR> Is anyone doing the Jingle Bell walk/run? Wed, 16 Nov 2011 07:59:40 EST New to the Dayton area Hi all! I'm Jess, and my husband and I just moved to Dayton about 3 weeks ago. I've been off and on Spark People for the last year or two. Trying to get back on it, now that we're mostly settled in after moving. :) I'm looking to make some new friends in the area, and maybe get some advice on fun, fit things to do around here! I'm actually getting ready to change into my workout clothes and go to a Zumba class today. Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:02:02 EST SPARKDAYTON NOVEMBER CHECK IN GOOD MORNING. Anyone still here? <BR> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:06:02 EST Walking/Jogging Partner or Partners I'm looking to find either one, two, three or even more people that would be interested in walking together 3 evenings per week. I'm hoping to find people that live in the Kettering area. I would like to walk from 6-7pm each Mon-Wed & Thursday evenings. These nights could be flexible. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:46:48 EST OCTOBER MEETING October 5th-Wednesday at Delco Park at 7pm. We will meet at the shelters and I will have a Spark shirt on. If it rains or is too cold, we can meet at Tim Horton's at the Greene on Indian Ripple Rd. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:34:17 EST Working my way toward a healthier me... I'm Jennifer and I am new to SparkPeople. I am a 37 year old mother of three and soon to be stepmother of 3 more. My fiance Brian and I have been together for going on 6 years and are going to make it official by getting married in Vegas in February. Our children range in age from 20 all the way down to 19months. They definitely keep me on my toes and can be very demanding (especially the toddler and the teenage I also work 30 hours a week and attending nursing scho... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:46:27 EST Bone Marrow Donor Drive For Michael Dornbush Time Saturday, October 1 · 10:00am - 4:00pm <BR> Location Buckminn's D&D Harley-Davidson 1213 Cincinnati Ave.Xenia, OH <BR> <BR> We are having a Bone Marrow Donor Drive for Michael. He is currently undergoing Chemotherapy @ Arthur C. James cancer center at Ohio State. He has A.L.L. Leukemia and will need a Bone Marrow Transplant when he reaches remission. <BR> <BR> We NEED YOU!!! Volunteers & Donors!!! <BR> <BR> If you can help in any way, it is deeply appreciated. Michael's SO is a co-wo... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:51:53 EST Hi! im new...i need some friends for motivators hi, ive been on here for 4 days now. read my profile to see my goals. i really need some friends on here as motivators. =] the more support we all have on here the more likely we will succeed. <BR> <BR> i'll accept any request. =] <BR> <BR> have a good night! Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:50:17 EST Take my house!! - Please!! Trying to spread the word around the area.... Note, this is NOT a scam! There is nothing wrong with the house other than I can't afford to keep it and my farm at the same time anymore. <BR> <BR> I'm offering the house in a loan assumption deal... which by my calculations would save a potential buyer over $40,000 between closing fees, appraisal fees, inspection fees, down payment and the up front mortgage loan interest I've paid the last 8 years (of the 30 year mortgage). It's a very cute... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:22:19 EST SEPTEMBER MEETING Open for suggestions. Wed, 7 Sep 2011 19:27:15 EST SPARKDAYTON SEPT/OCT CHAT Oops......Forgot to set up the new month. Wed, 7 Sep 2011 19:23:47 EST "Let's Jump!" challenge! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople has partnered with National Geographic Kids magazine to try to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks! And we want YOUR city to get involved in the "Let's Jump!" challenge! <BR> <BR> We need more than 20,000 people across the nation to do jumping jacks to break the record. Kids and adults can participate by doing one minute—that's right, just 60 seconds!—of jumping jacks within a 24-hour period between October 11 and 12. <BR> <BR> <B... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 15:57:57 EST Food for THought.... We can reverse years of damage to our bodies by deciding to raise our standards for ourselves, then living differently. Old wounds heal, injuries repair, and the whole system improves with just a few changes in what we put into our bodies and how we move them. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day ! <em>306</em> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:59:13 EST FEELING POSITIVE OR NEGETIVE TODAY? POSITIVE Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:51:17 EST SAM'S CLUB Does anyone have a membership? I heard they sell the big bottles of sugar free syrups and all I can get is the small ones at Walmart. If anyone can help me out I'd appreciate it. Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:44:05 EST FARMERS MARKETS 2011 ANYONE have a favorite? Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:15:06 EST meeting friends my hubby and i have been in dayton for 2 years and having trouble meeting friend. i and very shy and he is very out going. I have problems with going out in public because of my wieght. just want to make friends. lol Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:30:52 EST Thought for the Day "Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't I give myself reasons why I CAN." Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:40:14 EST AUGUST MEET OKAY, we will try this again......Thursday August 25th at 6:30pm, Cox Arborutem Tue, 23 Aug 2011 12:47:20 EST Newbie & Returnie ugh im in the wrong section..dont know how to delete this. bear with sorry!! <em>24</em> Mon, 8 Aug 2011 22:50:22 EST SPARKDAYTON CHAT FOR AUGUST MOMGETSPARK has issued a challenge for this team. Check it out. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 06:17:59 EST August Dayton Challenge - movin on up I say we move Dayton up on the polls. If all the Dayton members logged in as much as possible and logged in all their fitness they are already doing, we could move up! Let's get it this month! Are you in? Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:49:25 EST July WALK IN THE PARK ANY ONE interested in meeting at Delco Thursday night the 28th at 7pm? Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:43:54 EST New to Spark I just learned of Spark today. I must say I am excited about being here. <BR> <BR> I think all the great tools on Spark will really help me Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:54:38 EST SPARKDAYTON JULY CHAT Better late than never. Just got home from work. I got to see a little bit of Hubers fireworks display. Looked like they shot them from Tom Cloud park. Sat, 2 Jul 2011 22:49:14 EST Help with Program Hello. How do you get the neat weight chart to appear on your profile? I looked and cannot figure it out. I thought it might help me stay motivated... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:52:11 EST INDY SPARK RALLY Fort Wayne Rally- A totally different experience! <BR> Message: Below you will see what all we have planned along with snacks, beverages, decor, name tags, pamphlets, and more. Please purchase your RSVP as soon as possible so that we can purchase the needed items to have the rally. <BR> <BR> We are working on getting a banquet room for an after party and also a hotel discount for out of towners. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FORT WAYNE RALLY SEPT. 17, 2011 <BR> Allen County Library <BR> 900 librar... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:37:17 EST New to the team, kinda new to Dayton Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Regina, but a lot of people have taken to calling me Gina. Whichever is ok. <BR> I moved to the Dayton area alomost 3 years ago due to some personal issues. I had a Spark account before I moved, just never really used it. <BR> I have to get into a healthy lifestyle because I am tired ALL the time..ya know that saying "I'm tired of being tired", well, thats me. I am on 2 blood pressure meds and 1 cholestoral med and I have been told by the doc that I am pushing th... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 17:38:06 EST SMALL DAILY TRIUMPHS What did you do today to stay on track, get back on track or that you just feel good about? <BR> <BR> Today I've consumed 64 ounces of plain ole water <em>91</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:49:33 EST JUNE GET TOGETHER I would like some suggestions for our June get together. Sat, 4 Jun 2011 14:39:23 EST SPARKDAYTON JUNE CHAT Good morning everyone. Heading to work. Have a great day. Fri, 3 Jun 2011 06:47:05 EST SIMON SEZ-JUNE EXERCISE GAME This was a popular thread on another team for a good while so I am putting it out there. Anyone want to play? <BR> <BR> <BR> high knee lifts-5 minutes <BR> <BR> Complete this one and you get to name the next exercise... <em>334</em> Please keep this going. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 07:15:21 EST SPARKDAYTON CHAT FOR JUNE <em>91</em> Sun, 29 May 2011 15:02:27 EST TRACKING- Did you track today? I have my food tracked. Sun, 22 May 2011 19:13:32 EST New Here and Need Help :) Hey everyone! My name is Marissa and I'm new to this whole experience. I want to loose about 17 pounds or so, but I have NO motivation at all! I always think "Wow, I used to fit in those?!" when I see a pair of size 1 jeans...Im a 7 now. Gained a lot of weight in my butt and in my thighs over the past year or so. I'm looking for people that go to Premier Ladies Fitness that might want to "Buddy up" sometime! I love going to the gym, just HATE going alone! Wed, 18 May 2011 21:41:23 EST COFFEE MEET FOR MAY TIM HORTON'S AT THE GREENE AT 7PM. Tue, 17 May 2011 22:06:50 EST tracker From: SPARKGUY <BR> Date: 5/13/2011 - 2:56 PM <BR> Subject: MAJOR Improvement to Nutrition Tracker Launching Monday! <BR> Message: Hello Community Team Members <BR> <BR> I'm back to give you a behind-the-scenes look at a major feature upgrade! On Monday we will launch a HUGE improvement to the Nutrition Tracker. <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Everything for tracking foods will take place on one page that automatically updates as you move from one step to the next <BR> * There are ... Fri, 13 May 2011 15:33:47 EST Hello, I am new to SP Hello, I just wanted to say that I joined today to SP and losing weight is my very main goal in doing so. I would like to lose 75 pounds. This has been the toughest thing that I have ever tried to do in my life. I do good and then do very badly so it has been a journey for me. I live in West Carrollton, work full time, my youngest is 10 years old so I am always busy and I think that is the hardest thing for me right now, taking time for myself. Well, just wanted to say Hi and hoping that... Mon, 9 May 2011 21:20:37 EST MAY SPARK RALLY in Cincy/Florence Who is going to this? I have my ticket and hope to ride with someone since I don't trust my car. Wed, 4 May 2011 18:52:07 EST SPARKDAYTON CHAT FOR MAY I know....Way behind again. Wed, 4 May 2011 18:50:01 EST 5 for the kids 5k I was just wondering if anyone else was planning on doing this run/walk 5k in downtown. This will be my first 5k I will be walking not running. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:16:29 EST Daily Routine to Lose Weight? Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I'm new hear and would like to get some ideas of what is working for everyone here. Maybe give some of us newbies some ideas on how to get started. Newbies please post too, there could be something that your doing that someone could help you with. <BR> <BR> When did you start your weightloss and healthy lifestyle journey? <BR> <BR> How much weight have you lost? and how much do you want to lose? How long did you set your goal for? <BR> <BR> Are you taking any weightl... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:27:19 EST APRILMEETING COX ARBORETUM , April 28th at 7pm. If it is raining we can meet at Tim Horton's down the road, Sat, 23 Apr 2011 06:03:31 EST Get Motivated There is a Get Motivated seminar coming to Dayton with an all star cast of speakers. What caught my attention was the rock bottom price for the seminar (1.95 per person). I included the link if you are interested, and also a list of the folks who will be speaking. <BR> <BR><BR>=5302 <BR> <BR> Teamwork <BR> Terry Bradshaw <BR> Legendary NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback <BR> <BR> Management <BR> Howard Putnam <BR> Acclaimed CEO of Southwest Airlines ... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:17:53 EST Hello, I am new! Hello all, my name is Chriss. I am a SAHM, married to a great guy and I have 4 children. I have been working out and using another calorie counter program but have hit a plateau. I saw an article about this sight and thought I would join, needing some extra motivation and accountability. <BR> So far I have lost 12 lbs and here I stay for the last 3 weeks plus maintained while on vacation! I use a workout video that switches up sweat and strength training. Now with the weather getting better I... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 07:38:36 EST Looking to borrow - for the play Hey there. I posted previously about the play I'm in and I'm working with a BFF on costuming and was wondering if anyone in the Dayton area might have items we need that we could borrow for the show (to be returned to you afterwards of course). Most items we need are military and I'll update the list as we go through and figure out what exactly we're looking for, but right now it includes: <BR> <BR> -- OD Green fatigues -- NOT the current camo colored but plain OD green -- pants, t-shirts... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:58:13 EST SPARKDAYTON CHAT FOR APRIL Hi all. As usual I am way behind in getting things set up for a new month. <BR> <BR> How many f you are going to the May 21st meeting? I'm hoping it will refresh my motivation. <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 15:30:39 EST New To Spark People Hi everyone, I am new to Spark People and I think I have found what I have been looking for! I am especially excited about the real time interaction in Dayton areas for information sharing and working out too. I have been a member of and for quite some time but these sites do not do a lot in the way of actual interaction, so much of the time I felt like I was alone. Does that make sence? Anyway, I plan to focus on working up my goals and nutrition planner ... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:38:32 EST May Spark Rally by Indy Girl in Cincinnati Okay, so I just came back from a walk/run with a bunch of Spark people and it was such a positive experience with so many wonderful uplifting people. Please consider going to this rally. Indy girl is an inspiration to so many people as she was someone who started by lifting her own arms and legs to start to lose weight. She emphasizes that you start living today no matter how heavy you are at this minute. She is from Indianapolis and organized this close to our home. Let's try to suppor... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:24:24 EST You are not going to believe what happened! Well, I do not believe I am saying this, but I just got home from the hospital. I woke Thursday night with pain. Finally gave in to the pain Friday around noon. I was admitted to remove my appendix, they removed it Friday night. All went very well, kept telling them I HAD to get home as Dave's ceremony for his ashes is on Monday. They of course just could not believe what I was going thru, but released me today (Saturday) around 10a. I am at home, not to much pain, mostly just tendernes... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:34:12 EST KETTERING REC CENTER Does anyone n this team take any of the exercise classes offered? I noticed that they have some classes that are only $2 for a drop in session. Would anyone be interested in going as a group t something like this? Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:33:37 EST "A Piece of My Heart" Rehearsals are in full swing so I wanted to let everyone know about a play I'm in. It's one of my all-time favorites and I feel amazingly lucky to have a role in it -- especially since all parts are "big" and it's my first "big" role in any show! <BR> <BR> "A Piece of My Heart" is about 6 women in different roles as they serve in Vietnam during the war. A Navy Nurse, 2 Army Nurses, an Intelligence Officer, a USO performer and a Red Cross "donut dolly". Based on a book by the same name, th... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:11:15 EST A funny Joke! A cowboy, who just moved to Wyoming from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of beer. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. <BR> <BR> The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, "You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time. <BR> <BR> The cowboy replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona, the other is in C... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:14:44 EST hello hello my name is Kathy. I live in west Carrollton and i'm starting to do a walking program. i injured my knee last year and it gives me some problems. I also belong to the Y. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:18:54 EST CAUILFLOWER PIZZA CRUST COPIED THIS FROM ANOTHER TEAM <BR> <BR> You take a cup of cooked grated cauliflower (I grate or finally chop it first (about a cup and a fourth) and then I steam it in the microwave, covered for 2 minutes. Then from that I measure out a cup. <BR> <BR> Then you put in 1/4 cup mozz. cheese (lowest fat you can find), and 4 Tbl of baking mix (Bisquick, Jiffy Mix), and an egg white that is well beaten. <BR> <BR> Season the mixture with as much oregano, onion powder and if you wish crushed dry r... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:55:40 EST MARCH MEETING I'M thinking Panera Bread at Sugarcreek at 7pm on March 24th. Does that sound okay with everyone? Or even the one in Centerville on 48. Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:36:00 EST Any advice for someone 650+? Hello - my name is Patrick, <BR> I'm new to the Dayton team - lived in Dayton most of my life though. I'm trying to work out a lifestyle change instead of a diet right now. My main points is eating around 2000 calories a day give or take, lowering my fat some - and going by sparkpeople's recommnedations on protein, fat, and carbs. <BR> <BR> I've also begun charting my successes and weaknesses thanks to the Android app - has helped a lot. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 06:18:03 EST Erin From Ohio :) Hi everyone Im really excited to start on my journey to be as thin as I once was!! Good luck with your goals!! Wed, 9 Mar 2011 14:15:15 EST SPARKDAYTON CHAT FR MARCH Hello. Not much happening. Trying to get motivated. Wed, 2 Mar 2011 16:26:09 EST Mom Question Many of you know, we have an older daughter who several years ago not only had someone else walk her down the isle besides her father (a friend), but after getting married moved out of the state, not saying good bye to anyone in the family to include her uncles and grandmother (the only living grandparent left). Today I got a facebook family member request from her. Her father says ignore it, my heart says do not let her break me once again (has done so many many times in the past). Part o... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:57:44 EST Hi I'm new Hi everyone! I am new to the sparkpeople community. My husband as been using this for about a year and I decided after the birth of our second son that I am ready to get myself back in shape. That and my five year old saying I am squishy didn't help either. I look forward to meeting my goals and getting myself in shape hopefully before our lovely family vacation to the beach this summer! I am a busy stay at home mom chasing after a 10yr old, 5 yr old and my youngest who will be one in a week... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:18:25 EST FLORENCE/C CINCINNATI MEETING I copied this from tha Ohio Buckeyes team page. <BR> <BR> <BR> EVENTS: <BR> <BR> 9-10 Arrivals/registration/gift bags/ registration for prizes <BR> <BR> 10-12 Speakers and Questions ~Indygirl, Hoosiergirlindy, Sheenadee, Ksigma1222, Swbdot2, Quadcmom, and 3rdstring <BR> <BR> 12PM-1:30 Lunch Break <BR> <BR> 1:30-2 EARPS Presentation: Veganism/ <BR> Vegetarianism/Flexitarianism <BR> <BR> 2-4 Video Conference with Sparkguy <BR> Discussion of The Spark led by <BR> Ksigma1222, Questions and... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:20:45 EST Overwhelmed! I like the idea of this site, but it's very overwhelming....any tips, opinions on how to begin gradually?? I feel like there is a million things to read...makes me want to exit out, but my buttocks are spread too wide on this chair for me to ignore anymore! Help..... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:43:21 EST Overwhelmed! I like the idea of this site, but it's very overwhelming....any tips, opinions on how to begin gradually?? I feel like there is a million things to read...makes me want to exit out, but my buttocks are spread too wide on this chair for me to ignore anymore! Help..... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:44:09 EST A Show to See I wanted to make sure to get this posted now while I was thinking abou it... even if it's a while off. I'm MASSIVELY excited to be part of this and hope ya'll will consider coming. <BR> <BR> Playhouse South Community Theater (located in kettering) will be putting on a production of "A Piece of My Heart" in May. the show is based on the book of the same name and delves into the lives of 6 american women as they serve in different capacities in Vietnam -- their experiences there as well as w... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:55:02 EST FEBRUARY MEET UP Will be Feb 24th at the Tim Horton's n 741 out by Cox. What time is good fr anyne wanting to meet? Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:05:06 EST Women's Full Contact Football League HI, <BR> <BR> There is a new team forming in Dayton for Women to play full contact football. Practices are Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. and games begin in April for 10 weeks. <BR> <BR> Feel free to email me at for more information. <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed day, <BR> Amber, Adam's Mommy Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:27:55 EST WHAT IS YOUR CHALLENGE FOR "YOU" TODAY Mine is to get 30 minutes of exercise. Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:49:19 EST FEBRUARY SPARKDAYTON CHAT Stay safe out there folks. Luckily I had today and tomorrow off. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:32:55 EST EXERCISE CHALLENGE Did you workout today? What kind of workout did you do? DVD? Wii? Shovel snow? Zumba? Housework? A lot of different things count as a workout. Name the workout and how long did you do it. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:44:10 EST Sparkpoints Challenge To get 400 points in one week, you need to earn about 60 points a day this week. It is easier than you think! <BR> Sun- <BR> Mon- <BR> Tues- <BR> Wed- <BR> Thur- <BR> Fri- <BR> Sat- Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:35:56 EST The journey begins with one step Hi to all....... <BR> I found the book at the library and was immediately hooked. I've been involved in may online forums but never one dedicated strictly to fitness and weight loss. Especially one that has no hidden agendas or costs. I am 52 years old and 50 lbs. overweight. I have been a yoyo dieter my entire life, in fact it's how I was raised. <BR> <BR> I recently underwent shoulder surgery due to osteoarthritis from overwork. As if that weren't enough, I also fell and broke the "good" a... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:07:16 EST my nutrition I was just filling out my meal plan for the day using the "my nutrition" feature on Spark. I was kinda surprised that it was recommending so many daily calories for me. I don't normally eat that much in a day and thought it seemed like an awful lot considering I am trying to drop a few pounds. I usually aim for around 1400 and it is saying I think around 1600-1900. Anyone else think this is kinda high? Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:01:06 EST Hi! I'm new to this site:) I live in Dayton and spend a lot of my time south of the city in Kettering. I've always been in pretty good physical shape until a few years ago. <BR> <BR> My weight started to go up and I was having problems with extreme fatigue. I thought it was menopause or low blood sugar until my doctor did some blood work and found out I was hypothyroid. My blood pressure was also high. <BR> <BR> I'm taking thyroid and blood pressure meds now and I have lost some of the ... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:45:56 EST Local run/walk races Here's a link to more local races for 2011. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I had so much fun doing the Resolution Run that now I have a goal to participate in one race a month this year. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:35:29 EST LAYOUT Those of you who have been here for awhile have seen an updated layout. How do you like it? <BR> <BR> I now have the opportunity to add another Forum and would appreciate some input. What would you like to see as that extra Forum? For those who are new, the forums are on the main team page and are divided into groups to help keep topics under appropriate heading to make it easier to find. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:44:57 EST scale I'd like to weigh in, but my scale only goes to 300 & I weigh about 315. Anybody know where I can weigh in for free? South of town, I'm in Centerville. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 14:42:53 EST JANUARY COFFEE MEET OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS...... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 19:51:56 EST JANUARY SPARKDAYTON CHAT I hope everyone had a great holiday but it's back to work gang. Let's shed some pounds and get healthy. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:15:16 EST Hello, my name is Amy and I am new to spark people Hello, I am new to this community and am hoping this helps me lose weight and get into shape. I currently am going to school full-time and work full-time with three children and my hubby works full time, so we are busy and making time for exercise and healthy eating hasn't been a priority. Hoping to get the motivation and tools I need to succeed. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 10:23:06 EST Walk or Run How many are there out there who are runners? <BR> <BR> How many are walkers? <BR> <BR> Tell us and then add the numer: Walker 1 Sun, 26 Dec 2010 16:53:30 EST Wii I got the family a Wii for Christmas this year, what I want to know now is what are some of the names for good fitness programs for the Wii. It came with the Resort and Fitness programs, now I want to put a few $$ into one really good and versatile program. <BR> <BR> Bragging a bit, I have done only one game on it, that was bowling and I have not bowled in over 22 yrs, even when I did I never broke 50, EVER. I bowled a 176, did the happy dance! <BR> <BR> Hope you will share some ideas for... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 15:29:48 EST Resolution Run Is anyone doing the Beavercreek Resolution Run 5K? <BR> <BR> I was just wondering if it would be ok if I walked it. I don't want to show up walking and look like an idiot! <BR> Sat, 25 Dec 2010 22:13:26 EST CRAVING CARBS-WEB MD <BR> Many people crave carbohydrates when they feel low. <BR> By Kathleen Doheny <BR> WebMD Feature <BR> Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD <BR> <BR> Does a bad day at the office or a tiff with your spouse send you marching to the cookie jar or the corner bakery? <BR> <BR> Or do you find yourself at the vending machine every day precisely at 4 p.m. for some crackers or candy? <BR> You Don't Have to Live With Depression <BR> <BR> Understand the symptoms of depression, from sadness to hopeles... Sat, 25 Dec 2010 10:37:28 EST Top Holiday Diet Tips-WebMD Feature <BR> Trim the trimmings to survive seasonal parties without gaining weight this year! <BR> By Wendy C. Fries <BR> <BR> Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD <BR> <BR> Holiday spread: It can mean those tempting goodies on a festive buffet table -- or a seasonal expansion of waistlines and hips. <BR> <BR> But be of good cheer! A few holiday diet tips show you how to stay trim while enjoying the seasonal trimmings! <BR> Top Tips for Your Holiday Diet <BR> <BR> Substitute: Cook up good taste with few... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:14:43 EST Today I am thankful for........ My spark friends and family. I have a roof over my head and food to eat. Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:35:40 EST DECEMBER COFFEE MEET Thursday December 16th, Panera Bread on Wilmington Pike, across from Miami Valley South. I'd like to try a 2 -3 o'clock meet. Let me know your thoughts on that. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 08:46:50 EST HOW MANY SPARKPOINTS DID YOU EARN TODAY 38 SO FAR <em>334</em> Sat, 4 Dec 2010 14:54:27 EST FACEBOOK ADDICTS CHALLENGE I am a Facebook Addict. I had a goal of for every Facebook game I play, I have to come to Spark and post at lease two messages. So far this week it has worked. Anyone else? Fri, 3 Dec 2010 08:49:55 EST DECEMBER PEDOMETER CHALLENGE I've started wearing my pedometer again. I'll be posting my daily steps here. Would love for some folks to join me. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1-didn't wear <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 Thu, 2 Dec 2010 19:20:08 EST DECEMBER SPARKDAYTON CHAT AS USUAL, LATE...... But here we go on a brand new month. <BR> <BR> Nothing much happening here. I'm getting around fairly well on the walker though my leg is still hurting a good bit. Nights are the worst though. I sleep with my leg propped up on a pillow then my lower back starts hurting. I am able to now put a thin pillow between my knees and sleep on one side which helps. I prefer to sleep on my stomach put that won't be happening for awhile. Thu, 2 Dec 2010 19:17:41 EST sdWhen did weight or food become a problem? I think mine was early childhood. My parents were poor so we ate a lot of starches, potatoes etc. I used to go on this kick of green beans sauteed with bacon fat and I always felt thinner but mom said it wasn't healthy. I went through the vegatarian phase where I ate a lot of veggies and hardly any meat and worked out everyday. I got down to 138 pounds and felt awful then I got pregnant for my 4th child and started eating meat again. Then I went on birth control pills and blew up!!!!! <em>15... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:17:36 EST Miamisburg Turkey Trot? Anyone else entered? I'm doing the 5 mile with a friend, but we're walking most of it. i know the 5 mile is sold out, but I think they're still open for the 1 mile fun walk/run. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:42:13 EST Oldie, that hasn't been here in oh about a year! I haven't been feeling well most of the year. I am in the search of about 7 people for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk, the team will be walking for the most part, with a few stragglers ahead of the bunch running. <BR> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 03:37:27 EST HOLIDAY MENU What will you be having for Thanksgiving and how will you make it healthy? <BR> <BR> Since I will be on a walker, BF will be in charge of ours. I think we are having spiral cut ham from Krogers- $2.69-$3.99 a pound depending on what brand you buy. And he makes parmasean potatoes which are very good. It will just be the two of us so there won't be a lot of food made. Maybe a salad and dutch apple pie. YUM!!!!! Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:49:28 EST NOVEMBER MEET Due to my late post our meet up will be Tuesday November 16th at 7pm. Trying something a bit different in meeting spots though. Burger King on the corner of Brandt and Needmore Rd. I think those are the right crossroads. Dot please correct me if I'm wrong <em>30</em> MISSENG-If you want to me meet and ride with me we can do that if you want to attend. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:41:31 EST Anyone from Middletown area? Looking for a Buddy... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 14:43:35 EST Brand New to SparkPeople Hi Everybody, I am new to SparkPeople. I have joined several teams and am very excited to be part of such a great program. Thanks for any support. Tue, 2 Nov 2010 13:09:58 EST NOVEMBER SPARKDAYTON CHAT Hello. Just getting things set up for a new month. Sun, 31 Oct 2010 20:44:26 EST OCTOBER COFFEE MEET I don't know when I'm off again but will post it when I know. If anyone is interested. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 17:55:01 EST Newbie Question Can some one tell me how to set up the little weight tracker that's at the end of everyone's posts? I can't seem to find it. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:28:47 EST OCTOBER SPARK DAYTON CHAT I lost 4.2 pounds for September!!!!! <em>334</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 17:55:09 EST 3 GOALS FOR THIS WEEK CHALLENGE Here's mine: <BR> <BR> 1. LOG IN TO SP EVERY DAY <BR> <BR> 2. TRACK MY FOOD <BR> <BR> 3. 10 MINUTES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 5 DAYS THIS WEEK <BR> <BR> I will be accountable by post here daily that I did all my goals. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:22:57 EST hi I live near forest park and joined about a week or so ago. Ppl at wk r doing ww. I found the app on my droid x,and am enjoying the site.blessed be Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:06:57 EST hi I live near forest park and joined about a week or so ago. Ppl at wk r doing ww. I found the app on my droid x,and am enjoying the site.blessed be Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:06:50 EST hi I live near forest park and joined about a week or so ago. Ppl at wk r doing ww. I found the app on my droid x,and am enjoying the site.blessed be Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:57:30 EST Introduction Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am a disabled vet with kids, work full time, and go to school full time. Last november I weighed more then I ever had immagined I would. Then I had to have my gall bladder removed which forced me to diet. lost about 20 pounds in three months then gained back 10 the next couple of months after a back injury. I started going back to the gym again this week and so far so good. I'm usually exhuasted at the end of the day which helps me sleep well. At work by 5am, then pic... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:06:48 EST SEPT MEETING DELCO PARK-SEPT 16TH AT 7PM <BR> <BR> I'll watch the weather and change it if I need to. Mon, 6 Sep 2010 19:12:40 EST SPARKDAYTON SEPT CHAT Good morning. Trying to get caught up. Work today 11-7. Thu, 2 Sep 2010 07:55:36 EST I'm NEW! I'm in Beavercreek and think it's awesome I can actually meet folks in my area "to Spark with"! <BR> I've recently lost weight (244# to 198.6# and counting). I am new to SparkPeople and don't know much about navigating around. There's so much to read, learn and participate in. Anyone w/suggestions how to make this easier on me PLEASE Send Me a Note! <BR> I'm very glad to be here and am very grateful for any and all support in my new endeavor. This time it's working and I need all the help I c... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 01:41:26 EST New Fitness Class Opportunity! Hey Guys! :) My church is starting a class on Wednesday Night which we're hoping is going to help us take a bite out of the obesity epidemic in the greater Dayton area. It hasn't started yet, but one of the guys that leads it told me that his goal is to try and set it up, kind of like Weight Watchers for people who don't have that in their budget right now. We've also got some opportunities to go on campus at Wright State and use their gym facilities, and the class will offer some professiona... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:07:44 EST SPARKPEOPLE helping to address daily goals. My first week withSPARKPEOPLE and support grouping is exciting. Wed, 25 Aug 2010 21:39:36 EST AUGUST MEETING Will be at Cox Arboritum at 7pm on Thursday night August 19th. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 18:41:50 EST Just saying Hi Hi everyone, this is my second day on the site, and doing good so far for me. I actually limited myself with how many cookies I ate instead of eating straight out of the package last night and this morning! YAY for me!! <BR> <BR> Another day today, will be a little bit more active than normal because I gotta take my son to soccer practice, and that'll either be a walk or bike ride there and back! <em>131</em> <em>332</em> <em>311</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:51:34 EST What obstacles have hit you and you overcame it? Spark has been many things to me, but I have to say that changing my perspective on life is one that I am truly grateful for achieving. Recently, I got news that I have to back off of some of my exercise. It was like a boulder just dropped out of the sky into my beautiful path I just blazed! Before I would have sat and believe me I did sit and eat a bit brooding, but then I got up and made a new path and plan that will be just as beautiful! Life is always changing and Spark has taught me ... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 17:05:33 EST Tired of Being Tired!! Hello everyone! I have reached (actually passed) the point where I am tired of being tired of needing to lose weight. I have struggled with my weight for over 20 years. I will lose a few pounds and regain what I lost and more. I cannot pinpoint when I gained all of this weight but at times it seems that it happened overnight and I woke up one morning and I was fat. I have known for a while that I need to do something about my weight problem but my biggest issue is time and motivation. Th... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 16:45:31 EST Hello All Well Here I go again. I am a mother of 4 teenage boys (pitty me),lol and well although "I look good for having had 4 kids" (insult in disguise) I am not happy with the flabby saggy thing that took over my mid section and made me want to hide my stomach. Hubby and friends are not supportive at all (you look good, blah blah) I am 40 (in a month) and I want to look fabulous...I think to achieve any goal we need support and I am asking all the nice people on here for that support and am willing t... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 12:05:15 EST New Member Hi All, I am a new member and very excited to get started. Please send any suggestions. Thanks, Sue Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:38:53 EST Feeling ready to start Hi, I am 56 years old - a professional woman, divorced after 30 years of marriage and I have let myself go. I like the idea of spark people cause I need a spark!! As you may have seen I started this a few months ago and did not keep up with it. This time I am determined. I am going to be a grandmother in December but refuse to look like a fat granny! I need to lose at least 60 pounds but there are some great stories on here. Thanks for letting me in Mon, 2 Aug 2010 20:00:36 EST SPARKDAYTON AUGUST HELLO,HELLO Sun, 1 Aug 2010 18:00:21 EST biggest hurdle. I have been smoking for 23 years of my 36 year life. I quit once using medication for about 3 months. Tomorrow, I'm going to quit again, cold turkey, and for life. <BR> <BR> I quit everything else that was bad for my health. All my work running or biking is wasted every time I light a smoke. I feel like I'm going to die when I run and I want to run worse then I want to smoke. <BR> <BR> I feel kinda cheesy saying this but I'm going to need support on this one lol. I don't have any big sc... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 21:13:02 EST Does your family need a diet/fitness intervention? Hi everyone- <BR> <BR> SparkPeople is working on a story that will appear in a national magazine in January. For this story, we need one family in Cincinnati (or surrounding areas) who ineeds a healthy lifestyle intervention! This family will work directly with SparkPeople's dietitian, Becky Hand, and myself for four weeks to reach their diet, fitness, health and weight goals and share their story and progress with the magazine writer. Are you interested, available and able to commit to a mo... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:30:22 EST restaurant week in Dayton, July 2010 Okay, so we always try to get with various friends and go out this week. This is my husband's favorite week and we catch up with friends we haven't seen in awhile. We budget for this week! Okay, but three course meals with lots of calories. Any suggestions or favorite places? I think I will be eating very light for breakfast and lunch this week. Sun, 25 Jul 2010 17:06:49 EST c25k Have any of you heard or attempted this? I saw it on another team's page. Basically they get you off the couch and running a 5k in 2 months. <BR> <BR> I went to the website and read over the specifics and it looks really fun. I am going to incorporate it into my fitness goals, as soon as I figure out how lol. <BR> <BR> If you would like to read about it the link to the website is <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If any of you want to do this as well maybe we can start it at th... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 12:06:17 EST Hello and Intro Hello, <BR> I am very happy to find a active Dayton team. <BR> New and finding my way around the site 4th day. <BR> <BR> Reading the book and going to use the goal visual poster already built up small activities and they fit right into my life amazing. I have 2 large dogs and I garden, a wee bit of artist and learning to sew on a machine. Mother of 3 and g-mother of 8 all live out of town 6 hours +. <BR> Anyone ever go down to the River downtown dayton? Let me know if you do I think it wou... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:16:14 EST New member, Dayton Ohio Just work my way though the process. Been using the Spark system for about 3 weeks now, My main thing right now is learn how to eat better. Working on a more balanced diet, which is turning out to be, more involved, than I originally thought. But with that being said the "Nutrite" guide is very helpfull. Very happy with my progress, have lost some weight, 8 pounds at this point, but that is not my driving force for using Spark. Balancing my diet to better control my High Blood pressure ... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 11:27:13 EST JULY MEETING Getting ready to get this set up. I do know that it will be on the 22nd. Cast your vote-Tom Cloud Park, Delco or Cox. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:03:04 EST Goals Are Good ... The Reason Why Is Better Goals are motivating but motivation will often fade due to their nature of not being instantly acheivable. It is the reason why we set our goals that will keep us progressing forward. <BR> <BR> Share your reason why you want to make a change. Making your "why" known to others will further strengthen your adherance and success of acheiving your goal. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 16:29:39 EST SPARKDAYTON JULY CHAT <em>213</em> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 18:23:49 EST Motivator for the day... <BR> The race goes not always to the swift but to those who keep running. You have powers you never dreamed of. You are capable of doing things that you never thought possible. There are no limitations on what you can do. <BR> <em>223</em> <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:28:39 EST Ready to change! Hi, My name is Connie and my husband and I have recently decided to make a lifestyle change. We are both considered obese (according to our BMI) and have quiet a bit of weight to loose. We are doing this together and alot of it is for our 2 beautiful girls to learn what a healthy lifestyle is so they do not have to go through the same thing when they are older. I havent always been overweight, it started after I had my first daughter, I never lost the "baby weight" that I gained (about 60 lbs... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 21:31:02 EST First Time Posting Hi, <BR> My name is Tabitha. I am a 33 year old mother of 3 girls. I live in Huber Heights, Ohio. I signed up for Sparkpeople sometime in March but didn't really get started until about 3 days ago. I have over 100 pounds to lose, but more importantly, I'm tired of sitting around bemoaning my situation. I've decided that it's time to get off my butt and do something about it. I've been a member of my local YMCA for alnost 2 years but never really used it. This week I've been there and exercis... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:09:12 EST Hello All Hello I am Angie, a mother of 4 teenage boys and turning 40 this year Yikes.. Not happy with my appearance as much as I should be. Very motivated to lose weight and get a little spring back into my step instead of feeling like I can't breath when I walk up the steps. I am wishing for some help and hoping for success. Just need to lose about 50 pounds (I know seems like lots but....) and get back into shape to keep up with the boys. Hopefully I will find a buddy( a confident to share the littl... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:38:45 EST JOB NETWORKING I hope I don't upset anyone but I think that since we try to help each other through weight loss challenges, maybe we can help each other with employment ones too. <BR> <BR> If you see a HIRING sign or hear of openings, could you post them here? I know I am not the only person seeking employment. <BR> <BR> I will cook, clean house, whatever as long as it is legal, I need to make some money. My surgeon has extended my payments until Oct so that I can get that discount. Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:45:48 EST Did you know? I just today found out about this. <BR> <BR> Ohio State Fair 5K Run and Walk presented by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association – Returning for its third year, the Ohio State Fair 5K allows participants to see the Fair from end-to-end. Entries are accepted through the day of the event, Aug. 1. <BR> <BR> I did not know about this, can't do one, but sure would be nice to try to get to the point where I could. <BR> <BR> Just thought there might be some brave souls out there who can and would... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 18:59:07 EST JUNE MEET I'm thinking Tom Cloud Park for a walk. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 21:13:17 EST What area/neiborhood do you live? Hi! I live in the Eastern Hills neighborhood near the Burkhardt library. <BR> Where a bouts do you live? Tue, 8 Jun 2010 15:48:52 EST SPARKDAYTON JUNE CHATTING Hi gang. Just getting us ready for a new month. <BR> <BR> I have a job interview tomorrow for an office type position. Might be best at this point with all the knee issues going on. Mon, 31 May 2010 20:36:58 EST SP looks AWESOME! I see there is much to learn! I joined a couple of months ago, but haven't taken the time until now to explore the site. I look forward to this journey I've decided to take, and hope to find motivation here. What's more, I hope one day to BE a motivation to others as well. Glad to be here! <BR> <em>148</em> Sun, 23 May 2010 22:30:31 EST New member Hello everyone! I'm new to Spark. I was encouraged by a friend to check it out, so here I am. I live in Kettering (close to Kettering Hospital) and I'm looking for a workout buddy. I'm a single mom and changing careers right now, after loosing my job in March. Looking forward to meeting all of you and find some "tricks" in getting rid of few pounds :-) Tue, 18 May 2010 19:31:19 EST