SparkPeople SparkPittsburgh- the Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Pittsburgh area. Welcome! SparkPeople SparkPittsburgh- the Official Team Team Messageboard Daily Chat 2020 Just a Short Run has been postponed until October 4, 2020. I would love to get a large Spark contingent at this race. We have had people from all over the country and Canada come in the past. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 14:05:49 EST Hello Hey team! <BR> New here. Only lived around the Burgh for about 3 years. Curious if you have any favorite Pittsburgh things. To see? To do? Would love anything you care to share. <BR> Thanks, <BR> -Heather Sat, 30 Nov 2019 16:05:37 EST What part of Pittsburgh are you from? McCandless (North Hills) Tue, 1 Jan 2019 17:46:27 EST Daily Chat 2019 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's to a great 2019! Tue, 1 Jan 2019 17:45:47 EST Looking for a Walking or Running Buddy? Please use this thread if you are looking for a walking or running buddy. Make sure you include whether you want to walk or run, what area you want to do it in, and general times of day. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:43:31 EST Daily Chat 2018 Let's ramp up activity on this team! How has the new year been treating you so far? Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:42:43 EST PNC YMCA Turkey Trot Thursday, November 23, 2017 <BR> PNC Park • N Shore Drive &amp; Mazeroski Way <BR> <BR> 1 Mile Walk (8:00am) presented by MedExpress <BR> Turkey Trot 5k (8:30am) presented by UnitedHealthCare <BR> Double Gobble (8:30am) 5 Mile Run + 5K <BR> presented by Pivot Physical Therapy and New Balance <BR> 5 Mile Run (9:15am) <BR> <BR> The Y is working to eliminate health disparities and food insecurity for the 174,110 people in Allegheny County who are struggling to consistently... Fri, 3 Nov 2017 14:08:45 EST Hey from North Hills! Hey y'all! I'm Marie. <BR> <BR> I've been on SP for about a week now and just read about this group. I'm starting over my weight loss journey. I fell off for some time now, especially since last summer when I had an ankle injury. <BR> <BR> My original journey started in January 2013 at 290lbs. My summer of 2014, I was down to 225 and then sort of got stuck around there. I was able to maintain 225-230lbs for quite awhile and then when I got engaged in Dec 2014, I let go a little bit, but s... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:02:38 EST Daily Chat 2016 Oh well, better late than never! <BR> <BR> Just got back from shopping. What a glorious day it is! Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:44:30 EST Greetings from Kennedy Township/Stowe area! Greetings all. I am from the Stowe Township area and try and walk the montour trail when I can get out there. I decided right before Christmas that I was going to lose this weight for real this year and have been doing good, hope I can help and encourage some folks who might be making a slow start at it. <BR> <BR> About me. name is Mike, Male- 40 I work in Information technology, married, have 4 birds, no kids. Always welcome both male and female walking partners, motivational peo... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:05:29 EST Great Race 2015 This year's Great Race <em>364</em> and <em>365</em> are on Sunday, September 27. Info here: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Is anyone signed up? Both my husband and I will be doing the 10K. <BR> <BR> This race is a lot of fun and is a fantastic one for a first-time racer! Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:12:45 EST Back Again Hi. My name is Donna. I am 54 years old, quit smoking in May, and gained 30 pounds. I have always been able to lose weight when I needed to but not so much this time. I have been on SparkPeople before but I guess I wasn't that serious. I have to be serious this time. This week has not gone well. I have stuck to my calories and tried to be more active but the pounds are stubborn and do not want to budge. I hope next week will be better. I miss ice cream lol. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:37:40 EST Favorite Summer Activities Now that it's officially summer, it's a great time to get outside and be active! What are some of your favorite summer activities? <BR> <BR> I love camping and hiking in the summer, especially up in the Laurel Highlands. <em>436</em> <em>256</em> <em>295</em> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:57:55 EST Just a Short Run - March 28, 2015 The 15th Annual Just A Short Run (JASR) is a benefit race for The Leukemia <BR> & Lymphoma Society. <BR> <BR> Here is the link to register - info is below: <BR> <link><BR>form?eventID=9896 </link> <BR> <BR> A number of Sparkers from Pittsburgh, as well as other places, run/walk this race every year. It's a great way to meet Sparkers in person. If you don't want to run/walk, you can still come as a cheerleader and meet other people. There is a SparkT... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:40:55 EST Daily Chat 2015 Happy New Year everyone! <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> What are your goals for this year? Sat, 3 Jan 2015 07:21:25 EST The Great Race - Sept 28 I have a 5K entry for the Great Race and I can no longer use it. I am giving it away to the first interested party - you just need to pay the $5 transfer fee. Info on the race can be found here: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> You can find info on transferring bibs under the registration tab. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:56:45 EST Newbie from PIttsburgh! Morning all! Where do I start? <BR> <BR> My name is Marie and I live in Pittsburgh :) I've lost around 60lbs in the past year with a lot of hard work. I've done various programs in my life and have had my ups and downs in weight loss, but I'm determined to make this time STICK! <BR> <BR> I lost much of my weight through healthier eating, with Weight Watchers and then working out at least 3x a week or more. I started running last summer as well, and am still trying to build up my endurance t... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:53:11 EST Walking Partner needed. would love to have company walking. I am in Whitehall. My neighborhood is perfect for my kind of walking to start. Level. Anyone from the area interested? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:49:54 EST Pittsburgh Penguins Anyone else a fan of the best team in the NHL? <BR> <em>196</em> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 06:48:19 EST What radio station do you listen to? I like: <BR> WXDX 105.9 the X <BR> Star 100.7 <BR> WESA 90.5 Pittsburgh's NPR station Sun, 9 Feb 2014 06:46:05 EST New Ken here! Born & raised on the SouthSide now live in New Ken. <BR> <BR> I'm a big Pens fan, love to lift weights and am an avid table top board/card gamer (no video for me). <BR> <BR> I am currently down from 205 from the day after Christmas to 199. I recently finished my 6th month doing Jim Wendler's 5-3-1 program and am now doing Cross-Fit type Metabolic Conditioning type routines and it's kicking my butt, I LOVE IT! Fri, 7 Feb 2014 12:31:23 EST Yinzer Nation n@! Ok, fess up, who here has a genuine Pixburgher accent!? <BR> <BR> Not me but my gf does, w00t! Fri, 7 Feb 2014 12:25:37 EST Cupid Undie Run Evening SparkPittsburgh! <BR> <BR> On Feb 15th I am doing the Cupid Undie Run. Yes I will be running around in my underwear no matter what the weather outside might be. Along with that I will also be dressing up at a superhero for this run. It's down in Station Square right by Buckethead Saloon. Plus it's only 1.5 miles! Come join me running or if you can't please donate to the Children's Tumor Foundation! I need sidekicks and other superheros/superheroines <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:14:34 EST Daily Chat 2014 Hello SparkPittsburgh! I hope everyone's getting 2014 off to a great start. I first want to <em>235</em> all our new members. I try to welcome as many of you as I can personally, but this is a big group, so <em>213</em> . Everyone who's been around a while, hope we can see you all pop by! Have a great one everyone! Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:58:48 EST Day 2 of the Mission Hey there, So far so good, I feel really good with the program and hope that this time that all the little changes will add up to success!!! Thanks Spark People for your help and support! Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:51:38 EST New To the Burgh, and New To SP! My name is Ella, and I'm 27. I am a total cat lady and a new Pittsburgh resident. I live here with my boyfriend and 3 amazing kitties. I like drawing, writing, reading, crappy television shows, and cooking. <BR> <BR> I moved out here from Indiana in August, after visiting my boyfriend and this amazing city several times over the previous year. I love Pittsburgh and want to have a fresh start, which is part of the reason I'm getting back in to exercising. Or, getting in to exercising, I shou... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:12:17 EST Workout Music? I find I work out a LOT harder when I have music going but I am bored of the old playlist. To spark some motivation here I was hoping you all might have some suggestions? Please, no Eye Of The Tiger or the *traditional* stuff. <BR> <BR> I like a good fast beat! :) Tue, 3 Dec 2013 12:01:33 EST Thanksgiving 2013 Cardio Challenge <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Pittsburgh Sparkers! Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and many of us struggle with eating too much delicious food and derailing (at least for a day) our progress. To that end, I challenge you to get at least 30 minutes of cardio fitness minutes tomorrow. You don't have to do it all at once--if you need to break it down into five- or ten-minute chunks, do it! When you do it, post <em>248</em> on this thread, and I'll send you a S... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:26:21 EST Some Changes to Nutrition Tracker This is from Coach Tanya: <BR> <BR> Sorry that I didn't post this sooner. You can copy and paste this message in your teams to better inform them if you are seeing questions. <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2)... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:27:25 EST COL: Cathedral of Learning, anyone? Does any on on this page climb the Cathedral of Learning stairs as a fitness task? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:24:55 EST Returning to Pittsburgh I'm from Va. Beach, Va. and this is my third time living in Pittsburgh, my husband is from here. I'm a mother and grandmother, a nurse and a full-time student. I started using my Spark Activity Tracker today, I'm looking forward to shedding pounds and inches. <em>521</em> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:53:29 EST Team Leadership Due to some changes in my personal life, I need to step down from the leadership of this team. I am looking for a few people to take over. <BR> <BR> This link will give you general information about being a team leader: <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=628 </link> <BR> <BR> Basically you need to check in, answer questions, and try to keep people engaged. <BR> <BR> If you are interested, respond to this thread or send me a SparkMail. <BR> <BR> T... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 07:44:28 EST exercising in cold weather With winter arriving I am curious to how many people will continue exercising outside and how many people will take there exercise indoors. <BR> I usually do mostly workout dvd's indoors as my main form of exercise regardless of the weather, but I do walk a lot outside too as I do not live on a bus line. The last couple winters I have gone out less frequently in the winter, but I intend to bundle up this winter and go for a walk at least once a week. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:20:53 EST Just a Short Run 2014 - Registration is open!! The 14th Annual Just A Short Run (JASR) is a benefit race for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. JASR is one of the larger run/walk events in Western PA and is one of the largest half-marathons as well. JASR is comprised of 4 events: - 1/2 Marathon run/walk - 30K Run (runners only in 30K due to time limits) - 8.1 Mile Run - 5K Run/Walk <BR> <BR> Come out and join us! Sparkers from across the country and even Canada come to this event. <BR> <BR> Event Start Location 8:30 am start for 30K 8:4... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:20:03 EST Changes to Start Page on Monday 10/21 There are major changes coming to the Start page on Monday. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> I was one of the testers and I really like the changes. It is going to be great for new users. It may take some of us "old-timers" a bit of getting used to, but things are organized in a much more logical fashion. I think having tracking front and center is a huge improvement. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:07:15 EST box tops and labels for education Does anyone have any box tops or labels for education that I can have for my daughters school? Wed, 2 Oct 2013 19:36:38 EST christian Why the base goal is a range? Should I take the average? Should I trust the upper bound, or lower to be safe? <BR> <BR> thanks <BR> <BR> c Tue, 1 Oct 2013 22:01:22 EST Hello Im a single mom of 2 a part time CNA and full time nursing student. It's hard for me to find time to workout or learn how to cook healthier meals. I hope spark people can help me get on the path to a healthier life style. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 05:54:31 EST Pittsburgh Pens 6.6K Run Is anyone doing the 6.6K run for the Mario Lemieux Foundation? My brother and I are thinking about signing up but I've never actually done a timed race. <BR> <BR> Form their website:<BR>-and-family-walk/ <BR> Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk <BR> Date: October 6, 2013 <BR> Time: 8:30 AM <BR> Celebrate the start of the 2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins season by participating in the inaugural Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run & Family Walk on Oct... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:01:52 EST Upcoming 5k events These are both fundraisers, but they are organized walk events nonetheless! Anyone attending either? (This is my 4th year participating in the Walk for Farm Animals. Dogs welcome!) <BR> <BR> Sue's Run(/Walk) 4 Kids: <BR> September 8, 2013 <BR> <BR> Pittsburgh Walk for Farm Animals:<BR>.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&event<BR>ID=622 <BR> September 21, 2013 <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 23:36:06 EST New to spark people! Hello I'm new to this site!! Seems pretty confusing!! Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:37:39 EST Wounded Warrior Does anyone know when the Wounded Warrior benefit 5K is? It's usually in November, but I can't find it anywhere! Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:20:09 EST Need Some Help Is anyone on this team a social worker in the Pittsburgh area? Need information to help my sister Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:15:19 EST WHAT a wake-up call.. Good Morning my name is Christina and yesterday I signed up with SparkPeople. When creating my profile I entered my weight as 180...guessing, but BELIEVING that, when I weighted myself, it would be close, or possibly below that. The last time I weighted myself (which was on my birthday, September 30th) it ws 165. To my absolute shock I weighed in at 201.7! Just typying that I feel sick to my stomach. I TRULY believed my weight wasnt this high. I cant believe I'm back in the 2'... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:05:36 EST Hello all New here. Just joined this morning. I was told that I lack accountability for some of my eating choices so... SparkPeople to the rescue! Enjoying the site so far and just wanted to say a fond hello to the other Spark Pittsburghers. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:16:28 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:17 EST beautiful! Beautiful weather today to get outside and take a walk!!! <em>30</em> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:36:10 EST Pittsburgh Marathon 5/5 Who is running or walking the marathon today? I know JOPAPGH is running the marathon and JDILLE99 is participating in a relay. <BR> <BR> Let's hear from everyone who ran, walked, or cheered! Sun, 5 May 2013 10:29:31 EST Moving Day Pittsburgh 9/28/2013 <link><BR>agename=moving_day_pittsburgh </link> <BR> <BR> To benefit the National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter and the National Parkinson Foundation. <BR> <BR> My dad has Parkinson's and I am leading a team in his honor - the Spark Team! <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 <BR> Time: 8:30 a.m. <BR> Location: Highmark Stadium <BR> Very Gentle 1.5 miles <BR> <BR> Moving Day® is a collaborative effort of the Na... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:02:19 EST Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer 9/8 <link><BR>p?ievent=1067358 </link> <BR> <BR> NOCC Pittsburgh Chapter's <BR> 13th Annual 5 Mile Run/ <BR> 5 Mile & 1 Mile Walk to <BR> Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer <BR> Sunday, September 8, 2013 <BR> North Park Boathouse <BR> The Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer® is the largest fundraiser and awareness event for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Held at the Boathouse in North Park, the Run/Walk brings the greater Pittsburgh com... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:45:49 EST Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pgh Great Race 9/29 <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Mark your calendar for <BR> Sunday, September 29, 2013 <BR> the 36th running of the <BR> Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race! <BR> 5K - 8:00 am, 10K - 9:30 am <BR> 5K-Oakland, 10K-Frick Park <BR> $30.00 participant fee <BR> <BR> Register today for The Great Race! <BR> <BR> Registration Cap of 15,500 Runners/Walkers <BR> Starting in 2013, The Great Race will cap registration differently than in previous years. Ins... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:56:53 EST PurpleStride Pittsburgh August 3, 2013 <link><BR>?ievent=1060608 </link> <BR> <BR> Join us for the 10th annual PurpleStride Pittsburgh presented by Rotary International, District 7300! Walk or run a 5K course in North Shore Riverfront Park! Enjoy music, food, kids' activities, our PurpleStore and awards, all while raising awareness of pancreatic cancer. <BR> <BR> Choose a timed race, run for fun, or enjoy the family-friendly walk. Form a team to raise funds. Honor a loved one. <BR> <BR> Ca... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:37:25 EST March of Dimes - March for Babies <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Pittsburgh <BR> June 2, 2013 <BR> Heinz Field <BR> 100 Art Rooney Avenue <BR> Pittsburgh, PA 15212 <BR> <BR> Walk Distance: 3.5 miles <BR> Registration Time: 8:00AM <BR> Start Time: 9:00 AM <BR> Chapter: West Penn Division <BR> Phone #: 4125052200 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 07:52:41 EST Hello friends! Hi! I'm a 59 year old grandma in need of some serious overhauling! I'm not too confident about this, but, I want to, need to succeed this time. I need to exercise and curb my sugar intake also. I would love to hear your success stories to inspire me. I wish you all the best and hope I can become a success story also. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:48:25 EST Autism Speaks Pittsburgh Walk The Autism Speaks walk is in Pittsburgh on June 1,2013 outside of Heinz Field. I am hoping to see alot of people there. I will be walking for Ethan's Dream Team. Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:57:35 EST Dirty Girl Mud Run June 8th Pittsburgh PA This will be the first time I have participated in this type of event. I am very excited! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Check out the website <link> </link> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:27:08 EST Mom Again Beginning the work of bettering me. Had my third child after 40 and I want to be able to keep up with her. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:21:42 EST New but not.... I have tried spark people two other times, but lose interest after just a few weeks. This time will be different...I hope. I was born in Erie, and spent the first 21 year of my life in Natrona Heights, PA. In 1982 I moved to Washington, DC, and stayed there until 2002. I now work for UPMC and live in Armstrong county, never quite got over Pittsburgh. I'm 52 years old in March and am tired of being tired, short of breath, and in pain. I hope this works this time. <em>15</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:40:18 EST Heard you had a yearly rally? I'm interested! Are you still having one? Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:26:32 EST Just a Short Run - March 30, 2013 We always have a number of Sparkers at this event. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The 13th Annual Just A Short Run (JASR) is a benefit race for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. JASR is one of the largest run/walk events in Western PA and is one of the largest half-marathons as well. <BR> <BR> The race has sold out the last 2 years, so we are raising the hard cap to 2500 runners in 2013. With the continued growth of distance races we anticipate cl... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 18:47:38 EST Valentine's Day 5k, 10k & 15k Race - Feb 9, 2013 "Save A Brain" and "Run For A Reason" with RSG1. Help RSG1 fight brain tumors, cancers, Alzheimer's, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, Glut1 DS by funding research for advancements in metabolic therapies! <BR> <BR> Join our charity program and run for RSG1 at the 2013 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and RSG1 will apply your Valentine's Day race registration fee toward your marathon fundraising goal. <BR> <BR> 5k Start: 9:00AM <BR> 10k Start: 9:45AM <BR> 15K: (Run both races!... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 06:53:45 EST Daily Chat 2013 Hello, Pittsburgh! Let's see if we can get some activity here. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:36:10 EST Oops! My apologies, I posted my intro on the above board and just noticed this intro board. Still finding my way on the site. Watched the intro videos last night. Very helpful! Very happy to be a part of SparkPittsburgh! Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:54:44 EST New/Introducing Myself Hello Fellow SPARKPEOPLE in the Burgh! <em>41</em> My name is Kelly, I'm 43 stay at home mom/student. I live in the South Hills. <BR> <BR> I just joined 2 days ago. So far so good. I really love this site and wish I heard of it sooner! I'm still trying to get my footing with the use of this site. The tools are awesome. I love how everything I have typed in the Nutrition tracker has come up so far. So awesome! <BR> <BR> I have a big issue with the scale number so I refused to step on ... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:17:13 EST Hello fellow "Burghers!" I was happy to see that Pittsburgh has a Spark Team! Let's face it, we are a city that loves our teams! I am looking forward to setting and reaching goals with you all! Let's make "the Burgh" a healthier city! Sat, 1 Dec 2012 10:51:46 EST 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis - 12/8 Be there with bells on! <BR> <BR> Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis®. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. <BR> <BR> Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:48:18 EST Walk MS: Pittsburgh 2013 - Sunday, April 21, 2013 Join us on the Spark Walk Team! <BR> <BR> Address: Point State Park, Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA <BR> Check-In & Registration: 9am <BR> Walk Starts : 10am <BR> Route Length: 1 mile accessible and 5k accessible routes <BR> <BR> What if we could connect every person living with MS? Every person who cares about someone with MS. Every family affected by it. Everyone who has seen what this disease can do to people. What if we could come together, even one day a year, to show the power of ... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:33:37 EST Healthrax Members? Anyone belong to the Helathtrax in Bethel Park? I do and would love to find a buddy to get me there! Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:29:26 EST Vote for the Animal Rescue League? Hi everyone - I'm a volunteer for the Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh. We're currently in the running for a $25K prize from the ASPCA Rachael Ray Challenge. Won't you please take a moment to vote for us? You must have a Facebook account and can vote once per day; contest ends on 10/31. Your vote(s) would mean so much; $25K will go a long way in an animal shelter and can literally save lives. THANK YOU SPARKERS! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:03:01 EST Saving my life Hi, I'm Lynn and Im new here. I am very Diabetic and am at risk of losing my vision. I have been addicted to food all my life but refuse to let it take all that is dear to me. I work-out at the downtown Y if anybody wants to get together. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:19:43 EST Looking for a North Hills Walking Buddy Hi there. Just joined - I'll give it a try. Due to back surgery I can't go running, but can walk. I've love a walking buddy. Can meet at North Park, Blueberry Hill Park or other places are fine. I have a golden retriever that loves to go on walks also. I'm looking to do about 3 miles to start, then work up. Currently among the unemployed, so my days are free if you are. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:16:41 EST tried it all. Hi everyone. I am a mother of 4, grandmother of 8 and great grandmother . I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 10 yrs ago and gained a good amount of weight from medications. Over the years I have tried most all the programs including weight watchers, jenny craig (which cost a small fortune) nutrisystems,numerous on-line programs and have lost some weight but gain it back when I hit a stressful period. So, I am going to try this program as I have read a lot about it . Would love to hear from a... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:12:55 EST Hello All Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Starting to eat and live right but I have no idea where to begin. Question: Do you have to eat all of the recommended calories? Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:12:50 EST Finally accepting that i need to change I am just starting this journey, which is to ultimately lose 80 lbs, but I want to start with a smaller goal and work my way up. So first off, my goal is to lose 10 lbs by 10/7, which is my 6 year anniversary. A little about me, I am a father to 2 amazing boys, age 4 & 2. Thanks in advance for all the support, and I hope I can help people just like me. <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:06:58 EST Hello SparkPeople Hoping so much for support and encouragement from my SparkPeople participants. Just starting my journey today to lose about 50+ pounds. I have severe OA in my knees (looking at knee replracement in my future) but for health reasons I am hoping for exercise ideas from some of my fellow SP participants in order to start my fitness plan. I will mostly have to do cardio from a chair as it is difficult for me to walk or stand for long periods of time so any recommendations would be very greatly ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:54:28 EST Daily Chat Summer is waning and hopefully things will pick up here once vacation season is over. I won't be going on "vacation" until September when my first grandchild is born in Florida. I've been saving my time so I can spend two weeks with my son, daughter-in-law and their baby boy. He is due to arrive on September 8th but we know babies have minds of their own! Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:16:22 EST 7th Annual Buffalo Creek Half Marathon Is anyone running the 7th Annual Buffalo Creek Half Marathon on October 20th ? I am !!! This will be my 2nd HM ever, the first being the Pittsburgh HM May 2012. I think i've become addicted. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:14:32 EST Zombie Infested 5 K coming up Sept 1! Sounds like fun but it's filling up fast. Zombie slots are already full. and Thu, 9 Aug 2012 16:42:17 EST Great Race 2012 Is anyone else signed up? Just a reminder that today is the last day to register at the lower price. I'm signed up to run the 10K with my dad, and I'm super excited about it. Looking forward to giving him a little running tour of Pittsburgh! Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:38:51 EST Wow, just wow... So, since turning 40 I have tried to do the responsible thing and get my annual physical and know the drill. So, turned 45 this month and had my annual physical yesterday. I wanted to talk with my physician about my weight - while I have had an underlying feeling that they didn't know anymore than I did, I still felt like this was an appropriate venue to bring it up. <BR> <BR> I asked about an appropriate calorie range, mentioning what SparkPeople recommended, and she jus... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:21:51 EST Health and Happiness Celebration Tonight! Check it out: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It's free! There will be mini food demos, healthy spa treatments, vendor shopping, mini inspirational workshops, and lots of healthy food. I'll be there - will you? Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:17:51 EST Glenshaw Area I am a 34 year old Mom who works long hours but need to lose more than 100 ponds. I am looking for the support I miss from others whom live in the same area. I am thinking of joining Anytime Fitness by the new Get Go on Route 8 in Glenshaw. Is there anyone out there that can help push me along. I have motivation to "think" about losing weight but not the support to push me when all is said and done. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:42:07 EST Liberty Mile Has anyone thought about doing this? It is 8/17, I am thinking about doing it for a charity. As long as you can run a 15 minute mile you can do it. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 16:27:03 EST New to Shadyside, looking for any sort of buddies Hi, I'm Lindsey, 27, I have an MA and I'm starting law school in August at Pitt. I moved back to Pittsburgh last year and just recently moved to Shadyside. I had lost 50 pounds through dieting, started a serious fitness routine, and then had some medical issues come up that have set me back. I've got PCOS, so I'm sort of desperate to keep off the weight, since it limits the symptoms. <BR> <BR> I'd love a diet or fitness buddy and if anyone has recs for gyms in Shadyside (all of them get su... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 23:23:28 EST Daily Chat - July 2012 I can't believe we are half-way through the year! <BR> <BR> What is everyone doing for the 4th? Unfortunately this middle-of-the-week thing is putting a damper on my plans. Half of my office is out this week and I am covering for a few, so no extra day off for me! I don't think I am up for a late night out at fireworks and then work in the early AM. <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 06:51:59 EST Living Healthy, Simply I'm a 42 year old guy - I've been overweight and unhealthy for years. I've tried to lose and get fit - but never stick with it. I've learned a heck of a lot about how to achieve health - for whatever reason, I must never have really wanted to do it. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm doing it. I started a few months ago at 239 lbs (I'm 5'9). I'm married and have a 10yr old daughter. I work as a project manager so I don't get a lot of exercise during the day. <BR> <BR> I've tried C25K a few times but... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:13:03 EST Hello All! New to SP from Baldwin Area Hey all! I'm Katie I'm new to SP and this group. I'm 24 and have a 1 year old daughter. I live in the Baldwin area. I'm a teacher so I am home for the summer. If anyone near Baldwin is looking for a walking buddy or just buddies in general let me know! :) Wed, 27 Jun 2012 01:56:12 EST Greetings! Hi! I am just like most of you. I both need and want to lose weight. I have some health issues that could possibly be resolved with some weight loss. I have some self image issues that could definitely be resolved with some weight loss. I LOVE to Bake and cook. I do have a sweet tooth. I love to read. I dabble in some creative things....making jewelery is my latest. I was just looking at a painting class today...maybe that will be my next thing. <BR> <BR> I have been married to th... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:52:55 EST Seeking a walking buddy!! Hi, I am still new to Pittsburgh so I don't know anyone. I am seeking a walking buddy in the Brighton Heights/Bellevue area. However, I work in Oakland and would love to walk with someone there as well. I really need someone to help push me. I am committed to getting into shape. I am open to how many days. Since I work, early mornings or evenings in the Brighton Heights area are best. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:32:10 EST Looking for a gym buddy urban active bakery square Hey there fellow Burghers! New to the site. Actually I use another site to track my diet and fitness but popped over here in the hopes that the Pgh community here was a little more active! I'm looking for a buddy to work out with. I have 100+lbs to lose so someone in the same boat as me would be great. Im at a member at Urban Active in Bakery Square. But Im from the Sq Hill area so anyone in that area who wants to walk or bike (as soon as I get a bike) feel free to get in touch me as well! Im... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:36:07 EST lost motivation So, I have lost my motivation and haven't been able to get it back. What do you do when this happens? Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:51:05 EST Hi Hi Everyone! I'm new to this site and just wanted to introduce myself. Looking forward to sharing my weight loss success with all of you! <BR> <BR> -Lindsey Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:05:41 EST whiskey rebellion 5k - canonsburg July 4th Anyone doing this race? I am thinking of signing up with my niece and nephews. Sat, 2 Jun 2012 16:30:33 EST Daily Chat - June 2012 Let's make it a great month! Sat, 2 Jun 2012 05:09:05 EST Walk for Autism Speaks in Pittsburgh I would like to let everyone know there is a walk for Autism in Pittsburgh @Heinz field on June 9th this year. I am walking for Ethan's dream Team for my friends (SECKENROA) lil guy, he is almost 3. Below is a link , if anyone wants to join us walking or make donations this link will work, my walker name on there is Beth Hutchison <link><BR>ome/default.asp?ievent=994744 </link> Wed, 23 May 2012 09:14:42 EST Riverview Park 5K Run & Fitness Walk - 6/8/12 <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> This race is held on a Friday night at Riverview Park in Pittsburgh, PA. I am going to try it out this year. Here's the info: <BR> <BR> 5K Race begins at 7 PM <BR> 5K Walk beings at 7:03 PM <BR> <BR> Fees: <BR> 5K Race or Walk: $12.00 <BR> Late Fee (after 5/26/12) add $3.00 <BR> <BR> T-shirts to all pre-registered runners and walkers. <BR> <BR> Check out the website for course details and o... Mon, 7 May 2012 22:19:50 EST Rock ‘n’ Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon 8/4/2013 Registration is open!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>gh-splash </link> <BR> <BR> Get ready to rock Steel City! Nestled along the banks of three rivers, Pittsburgh has ascended from a hub of industry into a mecca of metropolitan attractions. Revel along the lively riverfront, delight in the acclaimed museums and marvel at the distinguished architecture along the 13.1 mile tour. <BR> <BR> General Information <BR> Event Name: Rock ‘n’ Roll Pittsburgh 1/2 Marathon... Fri, 4 May 2012 13:22:33 EST Daily Chat - May 2012 Happy May Day! Tue, 1 May 2012 11:50:23 EST New to Spark Hello everybody! <BR> <BR> I would like to announce that I'm embarking on a new journey to losing 14 lbs. I'm not entirely sure how to use this website, so we'll see how this goes! Maybe some motivation would be nice :) Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:05:41 EST Busy Soccer Mom Hi, my name is Michelle. I am a 42 year old mother of two teens - a 16 year old son and a 15 year old daughter. I have been married for 22 years. I have recently lost 60 pounds over the past 18 months, just by changing my lifestyle. I most definitely plan on keeping the weight off, however some days I can find it easy to slip back to my old ways. I would like to join the message boards to help keep me motivated and on track. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:57:09 EST Looking for a Walking or Running Buddy? Please use this thread if you are looking for a walking or running buddy. Make sure you include whether you want to walk or run, what area you want to do it in, and general times of day. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 04:32:31 EST Daily Chat - April 2012 Sorry for the delay - I am still catching up after basically spending a computer-less weekend at JASR. It was the best weekend I ever had! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 04:29:50 EST Walking buddy? Is anyone in the North Hills area looking for a walking buddy? I love walking around the lake at North Park, but I have a hard time motivating myself to go alone. I also have a membership at LA Fitness on McKnight if anyone goes there too. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:19:39 EST A Lot to Lose Hi everyone, I just joined SparkPeople tonight. I've fallen off the weight loss wagon time after time and now am at my highest weight ever. I was considering surgery but I chickened out. I am not looking for an easy fix, but for something that is motivating and fun. I'm 43 and have lived in Pittsburgh for about 13 years. Good luck everyone with your goals! Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:29:39 EST Hello All! Ok so I have decided to join this group as I am planning to move to Pittsburgh sometime in the near future. I am currently a junior at the University of Houston! I am looking to meet new people and just share goals! Hope to make some friends along the way!! <BR> <BR> Sarah Wed, 7 Mar 2012 21:03:54 EST getting control of bad habits! Hello, I am Marceeann and I want to break bad habits such as grazing and emotional eating and develop goo d nutritionhabits. I'd like to lose about 15 pounds in the process! Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:55:41 EST Daily Chat - March 2012 Spring is coming ~ let's get more active! <BR> <em>125</em> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 22:07:46 EST lose 40 lbs in White Oak/Mckeesport area Hello! My name is April and I am an addict. I love chocolate and procrastinating. Which took me to being overweight. I weighed 125 lbs on my wedding day 9 years ago.. yes I'm stuck in the past because I was HOT!. After having my son 4 years ago, I just ballooned! I never exercised or ate healthy even when I was tiny. So, I never had to watch my weight, then all of a sudden I'm huge. <BR> I am currently doing WW and have lost 3 lbs. I bought an Xbox 360 with Zumba on kinect saying I would ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:46:04 EST New to the board, looking for a Curves buddy. Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a 26 year old female living in the Bellevue area. <BR> I have struggled with weight my whole life, and it's time for me to get serious about setting some weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> I'd like to lose 100 lbs by next July at the latest. I know this goal is not unreachable but I really need some motivation and support. <BR> <BR> I have great support from my boyfriend at home, but I'd really like to find a female friend who has the same struggles as I do and is... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:22:26 EST Hello, I'm new to this! Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> I'm a 26 year old female from the Pittsburgh, PA area. <BR> I've struggled with being overweight all my life, and now that some big changes are happening in my life, it's time for me to get healthy and start getting serious about losing some serious weight. <BR> <BR> I've joined this site in hopes to find some motivation, support, and possibly even a friend from the Pittsburgh area who would be open to joining Curves with me and becoming my work out buddy and friend. ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:51:29 EST Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk! <link><BR>%20De%20Park%20Entry%20Form%202012.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Not sure how close anyone is to Idlewild, but we have a 5K every year and this year will be my first time doing it!! If you've never been, the park is beautiful and you have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets as well with your registration (my little plug as a park employee... =D) <BR> <BR> Sign up and join me in my first 5K! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:26:52 EST New to the board Hi Everyone; <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople. I have 50 pounds to lose. I am starting to walk everyday, I had back surgery last year and got used to being very sedentary but I obviously need to change that. In 1999 I actually ran 5 marathons so I would like to get back into the walking / running community. <BR> Looking forward to meeting some people with similar goals. <BR> Thanks <BR> Beth Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:49:30 EST Pittsburgh HM Training This morning was day one of my training for my first HM (Pittsburgh). That means 82 more days of training until the "Big Day". I'm really excited and looking forward to running and competing in my first HM. I can't wait for the weather to break so i can move my training from the treadmill to the outdoors. My favorite place for my short runs is through the trails of Schenley Park. I plan on using the jail trail and/or southside river trails to do my long runs. <BR> <BR> OBTW - I have lost 20... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:53:29 EST New in the west end! Hi everybody! Joined today and looking forward to being a part of this group! I'm currently 167 and hope to get down (fingers crossed) to about 145 by mid May. The snow this weekend is a downer since I like to walk out montour trail. I guess today would be a good day to clean off the treadmill/clothes rack. <BR> <BR> Happy to be here and thanks for reading! Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:59:33 EST Daily Chat-February 2012 Come on, Pgh! Why is everyone so bored? Is our town sooo dead? There has to be more going on. Did anhyone go to the RV show? Wed, 8 Feb 2012 19:29:15 EST New member from Penn Hills Working to control my Hypertension by staying active and eating low sodium diet! Anyone with simular goals please chime in. Thanks! Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:50:51 EST looking for a running buddy I'm training for the Pittsburgh marathon. Looking for someone to run with who has a pace anywhere between 9-10 min miles. <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:33:36 EST LA Fitness Does anyone workout at LA fitness? <BR> <BR> I take lots of spin classes there, and do bootcamp, along with using the stairmaster. <BR> <BR> Also training for pittsburgh marathon right now. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:13:56 EST Weather Was anybody else crazy, er, I mean brave enough to take their workout outdoors tonight? Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:18:15 EST Question on message board etiquette It seems like almost all of the posts are weight loss related, which is great! But, I'm wondering if it's OK to pose more general questions to the group, like requests for recommendations of primary care docs (which just happens to be what I'm wondering about at the moment). <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:14:19 EST Looking for Workout buddy in Robinson Twnshp area Hi, <BR> <BR> I work out at the LA fitess in Settlers Ridge and would love to have a workout buddy with me at the gym. I try to do the classes they offer and also some training on my own. <BR> Let me know if anyone is interested! <BR> Thanks :) Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:59:29 EST Looking for Walking Buddy in Cranberry area I work in Cranberry and I live in Gibsonia. I'm looking for a walking buddy in the area. Sometimes I walk at St. Ferdinands on my lunch break. I get an hour. Or I would be willing to meet you somewhere after work or on the weekend. Sometimes I go to North Park on the weekend or after work. I've really slacked on this in the past year or so and I want to get back walking again and it would be great to have someone to walk with. We could help hold eachother accountable. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 18:47:03 EST Downtown YMCA Does anyone work out at either YMCA's downtown? Either on Fifth or in the Steel building?? I would love to have a workout buddy to keep me motivated. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 14:08:47 EST Just Joined. I hope to lose 10 pounds by the middle of April. I would like to keep the weight off permanently because I've lost these ten pounds many times only to regain them. I'm hoping support from others, along with strategies, will help me to achieve this goal. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 22:37:54 EST Looking for a workout buddy :0) Hi ya'll My name is Samantha and I am looking for a workout buddy who may already have a membership to Urban Active Fitness at Bakery Square. I am 41 yrs old and have struggled with weight issues most of my life. I am a single mom with no family in the state and would really like to find someone to work out with as it is always easier with a friend :0) If you are interested please let me know. May 2012 be a better, healthier year for us all!! <BR> <BR> Keep on Sparking!!!! Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:27:32 EST New to Pittsburgh Hi! <BR> My Husband and I just moved to Pittsburgh over the summer. Now that we are settled in we have been trying to get out and meet people but we are having a hard go of it. Neither one of us drink for health reasons and we have little to know interest in Football (Sorry Steelers Fans!) Are there any good places that you know of to get out and meet people between the ages of 25-35? I would appreciate any suggestions! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 14:15:30 EST Hello! Hi, everyone! I joined the site last year but didn't really do much with it, so I'm determined to be more active in 2012. I look forward to getting to know all of you. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 15:25:41 EST Daily Chat - January 2012 Happy New Year! Let's make 2012 our year! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 05:53:49 EST Hi there! Hi there! My name is Michele and I have been poking around with SparkPeople since 2009, but haven't fully committed to it (however I can commit myself to Facebook, how screwed up is that?!) for whatever reason...I don't know. <BR> <BR> My mom (CALIDREAMER76) swears by this site. She loves it. She gave me a copy of The Spark for Christmas last year, but I sadly haven't looked at it much. She's even featured in the new SparkPeople cookbook! Yep, my mom (and Aunt) are SparkCelebrities! (I guess... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:01:25 EST the gym 24/7 Fitness Thats the gym I belong to does anyone else go there? I 3-5 days a week....and would love to have a work out buddy...Ive been going there for a year and a half. It always makes it funner when u go with someone..I go around 5pm to 6pm after work... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 14:18:29 EST Daily Chat - December 2011 Boy, we are a quiet team lately! I can't believe it's December already--where has 2011 gone? I'm trying to get myself in the holiday spirit, particularly at work, but I'm just not feeling it yet. Maybe it's because it hasn't snowed yet, but I can't imagine that would be it since I think I had my first white Christmas as an adult. <BR> <BR> Anyway, have a great month everybody! Finish the year strong! <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> Sun, 4 Dec 2011 10:44:38 EST New to pittsburgh, where to explore lol been here a yr <BR> <BR> went to station square for the first time ;p <BR> so much fun <BR> <BR> only time I go to pittsburgh is to run my races ;p <BR> first time I saw pittsburgh was through the pittsburgh half marathon <BR> <BR> any interesting places for family with tot? <BR> <BR> I have been to <BR> Science museum <BR> walked north shore <BR> strip district <BR> squirrel hill forbe st <BR> zoo <BR> hidden valley ski <BR> ohiopyle state park, not the falls water tot too young ;( <... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 10:47:22 EST Downtown Lunch Break Walking Buddies? My office moved downtown about a month ago, and I have to say, I'm really digging working here (much better than East Liberty)! Today, I took a long break and went for a walk of over 3 miles, all the way to 28th and back - it was glorious. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if any of you also work downtown and would like to meet up once in awhile for a walk - even if it's just a 20 minute mile. I know the weather may start getting iffy soon, but I'm up for the challenge. :) I work in the Chamber of C... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:33:17 EST Turkey Trot Anyone else signed up to run? I'm registered for the 5-miler. Looking forward to a fun run before craziness of working in retail on Black Friday! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 20:23:18 EST Daily Chat - November 2011 Dia de los muertos! <BR> <BR> There are 60 days left to 2011. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 04:44:36 EST A Buckeye in the Burg! - New Member Hi, My name is Katy from Ohio, but have been in the burgh for about 4 years, and I just started with Sparkpeople. Actually I just started to get serious about getting back in shape and losing the weight I so carelessly let become part of me. I stay pretty active playing in local rec leagues (softball, football, bowling) but am excited about this new journey I am taking. Hopefully I can find some people around me to help me stay motivated and maybe be a partner in crime tackling my fear of... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:09:50 EST clothes What do you do with the clothes you can no longer wear? I would like to donate them, maybe to a womens shelter, or make some money on them reselling them. I have pants that I can no longer wear that are 20s - 24s. If anyone could use them, let me know. I don't want to have them as a back up plan, in case I gain weight again. I don't want that to be an option. <BR> I also have some sweaters or shirts, but not as many. Any takers? Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:46:00 EST Where do you like to run/walk ? Where do you like to run/walk. I prefer running in the trails of Schenley Park. Most recently i gave the Jail Trail a try and liked running on it. <BR> I really enjoy Schenley because of the nature scenes it provides, the winding trails, and the different elevations it offers.I think as i get further into my HM training, i will use Schenley for my shorter runs and the Jail Trail for my longer runs. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:58:37 EST Pittsburgh Marathon 2012 hey <BR> <BR> just want to know how many of you out there will be join this? <BR> <BR> registered for FULL ;p <BR> <BR> starting me training ;p send me a msg to friend is you are training too ;p friend list backup! Sun, 9 Oct 2011 12:28:57 EST south hills exercise buddy? I'd like to find a buddy to walk and eventually jog with in the south hills area- south park, montour trail, local tracks, etc. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? Fri, 7 Oct 2011 07:39:18 EST Hears to Healthy Living ! Hello I am a stay at home mother of 3. My lil angels are all in school now and after a recent visit to my pcp I decided it was time to get my self together. I want to feel good about myself, be more productive, and be happy with the person i see in the mirror. My goals are to be more active, eat healthy, and be able to run around with my lil ones and feel good doing it. This is my first time joining a site like this but after trying various ways of getting healthy i figured having support isn... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 15:50:40 EST Saying hi Hey, I'm Meredith and I'm new here. I have a lot of weight to lose and I am excited to try this site out. I just registered for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in May 2012 and I can't wait to start training and get myself in shape Tue, 4 Oct 2011 15:29:56 EST Daily Chat - October 2011 Welcome to autumn in Pittsburgh! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 06:30:24 EST Just a Short Run March 2012 For the past 2 years a group of Sparkers have participated in Just A Short Run, which is held at North Park on the last Saturday in March. Last year a SparkTeam was set up: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=45321 </link> <BR> <BR> and there is a Facebook page too. Coaches Nicole and Nancy attended last year's race and I am fairly sure Coach Nancy is coming back this year. We welcome anyone that wants to participate in the race - the events are ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 20:27:23 EST Veggie loses 30 Hi there, <BR> <BR> Im a statistic. I've tried to "diet" several times, but gave up rather quickly. I don't have the opportunity to cut sweets, sodas, or meat from my diet in order to shed the pounds because I don't like sweets, don't drink soda, and am a vegetarian. I get angry when someone just cuts soda from their diet and loses 20lbs in a couple months. <BR> But.. here I am.. trying again. I joined a gym and signed up for personal training last week. Let's hope I keep up with it. ... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 16:50:32 EST Looking for a buddy in the Pittsburgh Area Hi All, <BR> So, I've been in and our of Sparkpeople for quite some time. I've been going through a lot in my personal life lately and I think that maybe getting a handle on my weight will lead to feeling better about myself and help me "digest" everything that has happened recently. <BR> <BR> Long story short I'm looking for a bussy in the Pittsburgh area, someone to work out with when possible and check in/talk regularly. If you could use support yourself, message me and I'd love to conn... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:25:39 EST SHARE: Where to do you RUN? hi Sparkpittsburgh <BR> <BR> getting bored of my route, been doing it for MONTHS ;p <BR> I just moved not sure about safety, I run alone ;p <BR> <BR> I run at NORTH PARK ;p love it <BR> It's a little hilly, less hilly than my neighborhood! <BR> <BR> North park, 5 milers loop around lake <BR> <BR> WHERE do you RUN <BR> HOW long is the course <BR> and how is the terrain? Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:06:53 EST Daily Chat - September 2011 Whoops! I'm a little bit late with the daily chat thread, Sorry, guys! <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a great August and are ready to kick it this Fall! I am really excited for it to finally be Fall. Although, this weather doesn't make me think of crisp cool air and leaves crunching under my feet. Hmmm. <BR> <BR> Have a great day all!!! Fri, 2 Sep 2011 11:04:26 EST Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Hi folks, <BR> <BR> Is anyone planning on participating in the 5K on September 24th? <BR> <BR> I'm considering registering: it isn't too late!! <BR> <BR> For more information: <BR> <BR><BR>/PittsburghWesternPAArea?pg=entry&fr_i<BR>d=7812 <BR> <BR> Elaine Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:37:32 EST Groupon for 1 mo PGH YMCA I noticed that there is a groupon available for a one month membership to the Pittsburgh area YMCA facilities, new members only. $26 for individual, and $39 for family. I've been pondering joining, but haven't taken the plunge yet. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:10:56 EST Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer 9/11 Please join me in walking to support the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Pittsburgh Chapter. <BR> <BR> PLACE: North Park Boat House <BR> <BR> DATE: September 11, 2011 <BR> <BR> TIME: 8 AM registration/T-shirt pick up <BR> 9 AM Opening Ceremonies <BR> 10 AM Ribbon Cutting/Walk Begins <BR> 10:30 AM Silent Auction Bidding Ends <BR> <BR> Please visit website for more details: <BR> <BR> <em>31... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:40:56 EST 6th Annual Elorapalooza Memorial 5K and 1 Mile Join me on Sunday, September 18, 2011 for this Memorial 5K or 1 mile run, walk or lollygag. All proceeds will jointly benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Elora's HOPE Foundation. There will be a post-race picnic afterwards for all who take part in this event. <BR> <BR> Please see website for additional information: <BR> <BR> Date: September 18, 2011 <BR> Time: 9 am start with wheelchair start at 8:45 am <BR> Place: North Park Boat House <BR> <BR> <em>312... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:34:11 EST Turning over a new leaf-again? I've tried several weight loss programs and have read many books. I never had to worry about my weight until I turned 40. Now I am 60 and am finding it's hard to discipline myself to make the changes I need to make for a healthier lifestyle. So this is where I am going to make it work! This is my first day on the site and I'm hoping this will be the beginning of the new me <em>249</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:15:23 EST great race 2011 anyone doing it? is there a team? <BR> thanks! <BR> planning on 10k Sat, 13 Aug 2011 15:31:27 EST What part of town are you from. Hi! I am Judi and I currently live in Brentwood. What part of town do you live in? Sun, 7 Aug 2011 20:24:28 EST Daily Chat - August 2011 Holy cow, August totally snuck up on me! How did that happen? Well, here we are in the dog days of summer. How's everyone doing?? Mon, 1 Aug 2011 08:49:39 EST The Dark Knight Is anyone taking part in the filming at Heinz Field next Saturday? Maybe we could meet up... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 19:43:37 EST Hi, new to pittsburgh Hi everyone! My name is Angi, I just moved to the Pittsburgh area and let me tell you I LOVE IT!. The only thing is that I don't know anyone and looking for a work out buddy is not easy. I would like to loose at least 30 lbs by christmas! I am hoping this site can help me out. I have been a member forever, but never really took it serious. Late is better than never?? Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:17:25 EST Hi, My Name is tramp66, From pittsburgh,pa I have been in a wheelchair for 36 years, Looking for anything that will help me, Look great and healthy. If there are any help, send them my way, Thank you, Tramp66 <BR> <BR> P. S. Hope to hear from someone soon Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:49:47 EST American Heart Association HEART WALK-Heinz Field BE-THE-CHANGE and I have a team registered (Step To The Beat) for the American Heart Association Heart Walk scheduled for October 22, 2011 at Heinz Field. WE would love to have anyone interested join us! This is a great opportunity to log some fitness miles. The primary walk is 3 miles along the streets and scenic walking trails of Pittsburgh. There is a shorter route that will be available for survivors and any one choosing to walk a shorter distance! <BR> <BR> I am including the link t... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:59:29 EST Joined the JCC! I joined the JCC (Jewish Community Center) in Squirrel Hill today - my first ever gym membership! I'm way excited about it. The equipment and staff are great! My husband and I spent a couple hours there after we got our cards, and he even taught me how to play racquetball!. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have a membership there? I'm planning to go to a spinning and zumba class this month to see how I like them, since I've never done either. Maybe we could go to the same one sometime, or be workout bu... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 22:21:32 EST Daily Chat - July 2011 Hey everyone! We are halfway done with 2011! Can you believe it? Holy cow! <BR> <BR> Anyone have any fun Independence Day weekend plans? I'll be working all weekend, but I'm going to try to sneak in a cookout at some point! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday, all! Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:14:26 EST Disney anyone? Is anyone here by chance doing the Disneyland Half? I'm so unmotivated to do long runs and am hoping to find someone else heading out there! Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:58:29 EST Healthy Women's Expo, September 24-25 Hey, all you Pittsburgh ladies! <BR> <BR> I'm signing up to attend this - who'd like to meet up and enjoy the convention together? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.pathwayswellnessprogram.c<BR>om/healthy-womens-expo.html </link> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:39:28 EST new to the team I am trying to lose 40 lbs...I have tried everything but the right things I guess..Just spent 1900.00 on the Zerona and I'm still the same..This has made me very depressed, I won't leave the house, except for work, cause we wear black, makes you look thin, I go walking at night so nobody sees me, My boyfriend has no desire to be with me sexually, my self esteem is just in the toilet My daughter is getting married in Sept. and I have to give her away, how am I going to do that looking like th... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:58:18 EST Daily Chat - June 2011 Hey everyone! Happy June! Here we are, another month in the books and another chance to start fresh! And the weather has been gorgeous (even though it's been pretty hot out there), so how are you going to make June great? <BR> <BR> I admit that I've sort of fallen off the wagon as far as workouts go, so I am committing to getting back on there and moving more this month! I was away this weekend, so I'm looking forward to getting back on more of a schedule. Also, I am hoping to get outside mo... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 10:04:29 EST SOMEONE HELP!!! Hey yall! My name is J and I really need your help to loose 100 + pounds. Ive tried it almost a million times but this time i hope i can do it :) Tue, 31 May 2011 22:38:06 EST Changing my life - 1 meal at a time Hi. I'm Monica 35 single no kids and I am ready to change my life. I am at my heaviest in my life! I'm tired of crying about it. It's time for action Tue, 31 May 2011 13:01:06 EST looking for friends and support hi my name is Carolyn, I am married and live in Polish Hill. I am 44 and so far on my own last month have lost 13 lbs. Today I joined Spark and am hoping that I can make some friends. I was 258, now I am 245 and hope to get to 180 before summer is up. I started walking and dieting and it has led to a lot of life style changes that make me feel better and more confident. If you are looking for a friend to grow with PLEASE let me know, I don't have transportation but live near a quiet park a... Sun, 29 May 2011 16:37:19 EST Hiya My names Matt. Not only am I new to SparkPeople but I'm new to running. I'm overweight and out of shape all together. any pointers on how to get started out there? Fri, 27 May 2011 04:49:28 EST New to SparkPeople... Hey all, I am new here and fairly new to seriously working out and weight loss. I have always been a big guy and was pretty sedentary. Back in January I joined PlanetFitness and have found I really enjoy it. I am here mainly for inspiration and like minded people. I am located on Mt Washington, work in the N Hills and go to the West Mifflin PF. If anyone else goes there to workout and sees me there please introduce yourself. Thu, 26 May 2011 20:27:51 EST Hell-o <BR> <BR> I'm glad that the Cardio nurse shared this web site with me. I am 278 lbs, diabetic (typeII), high blood pressure and cholesterol. Just got out of the hospital. I know I'm severly over weight and I'm looking for some people or a group located here in Pittsburgh PA. that is part of SPARK People. I need HELP and SUPPORT. Soon to be 58 and I'm 5'6. Tired of being tired !!!!!!! Tue, 24 May 2011 18:41:14 EST Free Squirrel Hill Yoga Anyone else attend the free yoga at the Squirrel Hill library on Tuesday nights? It's 5:30pm-7:00pm and, while not the most challenging routine (it's for anyone who wants to come, beginners included), it feels great and really relaxes you. <BR> <BR> I hope to be there tonight for the first time in months! Hoping to get back into the routine of going. And you should, too! Tue, 24 May 2011 14:52:39 EST New member Hello everyone! My name is Stella and despite my sparkpage's notion that I have been a member since 2009 or 2010, whichever it shows, I only really started using this site this past week. I wanted to see if I could stick to it for at least a week before introducing myself, so you already know I am sticking around. I am not much of a message board poster, but will try my best to add my positive input, and ask for advice when I need it too. In the last 5 years I have gained over 40 lbs and for ... Sat, 14 May 2011 22:05:26 EST (Slow) cycling workout: Wed, May 18 at 6:30pm Who: Cyclists -- road, recreation, commuter, race, triathlon. All <BR> who legally share the road. <BR> <BR> What: The Pittsburgh arm of the worldwide Ride Of Silence™ bike <BR> rally. See <BR> <BR> Why: <BR> • to honor those cyclists injured or killed on public roadways <BR> • to raise awareness of cyclists on the road <BR> • to demonstrate responsible road sharing <BR> • to show that cyclists are not going away <BR> <BR> When: Wednesday, May 18, 200... Fri, 13 May 2011 11:32:56 EST New to the Team Shaler/Glenshaw Area Hello, I moved back home to Pittsburgh last October and am looking for some exercise buddies to help kick my butt into shape. I have a wedding I am in April 2012 and a Vegas trip by plane in August ( and we know how uncomfortable they can be when over weight.) <BR> <BR> I am a 30 something and a Mom and wife. I work full time and tend to spend my free time with my daughter. However, if I don't start doing something to better myself I won't be around when my daughter really needs me. I know t... Wed, 11 May 2011 22:54:59 EST Pittsburgh Marathon/Half Marathon meet and greet. To all planning to run this weekend, we are planning a quick meet and greet on Saturday at 2 p.m. for anyone planning to hit the Expo Center. Let's meet up at the Courtyard Hotel, 945 Penn Avenue, just around the corner from the Convention Center. Wear some SparkPeople gear (or felt patch) if you've got it. <BR> <BR> After the race on Sunday the sync point will be the Family Reunion Area located in front of Heinz Field, next to Gate B. It will be broken up alphabetically, so head to whereve... Wed, 11 May 2011 15:35:06 EST New to the team! Hello, hello-- <BR> <BR> My name is Malissa, those who know me call me Lissa. I'm from a dinky town in Washington County. Not new to the site, but new to the team. Hope it's an active one! <BR> <BR> A li'l about me-I'm a registered nurse, married for almost 5 years, and childless as of now (not trying-yet). I have pet rabbits that I adore, a mom-car that I love, and an adoration of music with a good base line. <BR> <BR> That's about it <em>213</em> Wed, 11 May 2011 10:06:13 EST New to Spark in Mt Lebanon Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just joined Spark today. I'm 29 and work from home. It's been a struggle not snacking too much since I'm home all day by myself. ugh. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 50 lbs overall, but I'd love to lose 20 by the end of July. Any tips or tricks you guys can pass along? <BR> <BR> Anyone in my area into Spin class and belong to LA Fitness? Tue, 10 May 2011 11:46:32 EST Tuesday night rides for cyclists Here is some information about group rides for cyclists who can handle a tough 2 hour bike ride and have a good, light bike to ride on - it's not for beginners or people who are still a bit out of shape, because most of these people have been riding awhile and well, Pittsburgh is full of hills. Also, you need a decent bike to tackle these hills and stay up with the groups. <BR> <BR> I went on a few rides with them a couple years back and I can vouch for how nice the people are. And it's much... Mon, 2 May 2011 11:07:58 EST Daily Chat - May 2011 Good morning, SparkPittsburgh! How is everyone doing on this gray Sunday?? Can you believe it's May? I certainly cannot. This year is just flying by. <BR> <BR> Looks like I'll be doing some things around the house today to avoid the raindrops. April showers bring...more May showers? Eh. Not cool! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Let's have a great MAY!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Sun, 1 May 2011 10:07:34 EST Urban Dare April 30th Is anyone else doing the Pittsburgh Urban Dare this Saturday? <BR> <BR> My sister (TEE803) and I will be doing it:D Thu, 28 Apr 2011 14:05:11 EST Hi Everyone! I grew up in Brentwood so I am familiar with the South Hills. I currently live in Middlesex Township in Butler County. If anyone is close to me let me know, maybe we can get together for a run or something! Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:54:20 EST Hello All! Hi! I'm new to this team. Just found it today! I joined SP in January and I adore this site! I've got quite a ways to go and I look forward to being part of this team! Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:11:23 EST New to Spark Hello everyone, <BR> I'm new to spark and for that matter to weight watchers core plan. I would love to hear any advise you can give me to reach my goal weight of 140 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:39:55 EST In Penn Hills and ready to lose the weight. Hi Team, <BR> I'm Diana and I live in Penn Hills and I'm ready to do something new. Let's Go SparkPittsburgh! Wed, 6 Apr 2011 17:08:57 EST kind of an off-the-wall question Does Pittsburgh have any more "dance" clubs around? And if so, where? And, no, I don't mean "ultra-lounges" or places with tables and "bottle service." My hubby and I used to LOVE the Matrix, but since it closed, we haven't found another good dance club. Any suggestions? Tue, 5 Apr 2011 15:46:28 EST Rachel Carson Trail Challenge This. Looks. AWESOME. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>enge </link> <BR> <BR> It's the same day as my ten-year high school reunion, though! Haven't decided if I'm going or not . . . might be a good excuse to miss haha! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 23:29:38 EST Daily Chat - April 2011 Happy April! Look's like Mother Nature is playing a prank on us today with these snow showers! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:16:53 EST New and ready to be fit Hello everyone ... My name is Kim ... I live in the East McKeesport / North Versailles area. Love to take my dogs for long walks on the trails in Elizabeth .... Great scenery there. But when I can't get there I walk all over my neighborhood. Looking for Spark Friends in the area and an affordable spin class. <em>249</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 08:35:06 EST Anyone doing the Great Urban Race?<BR>urgh.php <BR> <BR> I think my boyfriend and I are going to sign up and pair up with my friend and her sister. Four times the brainpower! We aren't going to even attempt to win (well...maybe the costume contest portion) but my goal is to finish and have a good time. Anyone else doing it? Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:24:09 EST Walk for Life May 1st Kittanning PA 2011 Walk for Life <BR> Join us for our 14th annual Walk for Life! This year’s Walk will take place on May 1st and begin at the Kittanning Riverfront Amphitheatre. Get your tennis shoes and sponsors ready! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mission Statement <BR> Empowering choices for life, sexual integrity, and healthy families. <BR> <BR> Organizational History <BR> Life Choices (originally Pregnancy Support Services) was established in 1984 after a concerned group of people, under the leadership of Jessie ... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:49:42 EST Susan G. Komen for the Cure ~ May 8, 2011 Hey Pittsburghers!! Tonight I joined the Susan G. Komen for the Cure 5k race for Mother's Day (May 8th, 2011)... yes, this year! <BR> <BR> Who else is planning on doing it? Any tips for first time 5k-ers? I joined the "5k your way" group (and am doing a walk/run 5k on April 10th also!). <BR> <BR> This will be my 1st and 2nd 5k events and I'm doing them back-to-back in one month... hahaha cool!! I even got my husband and son to join me! What an awesome Mother's Day gift to myself!! :) hehe <... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:31:09 EST SparkPeople Lunch on March 26 Many of you know that Just a Short Run is next Saturday, March 26. After the race, many of us are going to Primati Brothers in Cranberry. I'll be getting there at 11am to hold the area with other SPers. Most people should get there around noon. <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join us! Coach Nicole & Coach Nancy should both be there. So, come on out and join us if you can even if you're not running/walking the race!!! Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:02:20 EST Biking Partners in Pittsburgh (City mainly) I have a road bike (a good bike) and try to get on it whenever it is nice. I am a fan of the trails in the city because I live there, but will drive it to Morraine State park or Erie on a whim. <BR> <BR> I probably average about 17mph. I am looking for people to meet up with and join. I'm more of a joyrider but my bike is fast, so I'd rather go with someone fast than someone on a mountain bike (you couldn't keep pace). <BR> <BR> Of course, the slower people can post here. Just reply to me... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:06:54 EST Daily Chat - March 2011 Sorry folks! I'm a day late. I hope you all are enjoying March coming in like a lamb! Almost makes me wonder what the end of the month will be like! I'll take it though. <BR> <BR> What are your fit plans for March? Anything exciting??? Wed, 2 Mar 2011 09:07:32 EST Urban Dare Pittsburgh - 30 April 2011 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> If you're looking for an active day outdoors at the end of April you might want to consider taking part in the Urban Date. It's site is here:<BR>a/urban-dare-pittsburgh-2011 - billed as a mini Amazing Race, it looks like a great thing to do! The cost is $90 a team, which may be a little steep (I look at it as a healthier way to spend $45 than dinner and a movie...) <BR> <BR> I put it in my short term goals to complete this... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:56:57 EST Hines Ward on DWTS!!! I can't wait... so exciting. Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:56:24 EST Free Things to do for fun in Pittsburgh in March Free Admission to the Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History in March <BR> Event: Free admission to the Carnegie Musuems of Art & Natural History <BR> Location: Carnegie Musuems of Art & Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland <BR> Date: Every Thursday evening in March <BR> Time: 3:30pm until 8pm <BR> Cost: Free <BR> Description: You can visit the Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History for FREE on Thursday evenings in March thanks to the Buncher Family Foundation. Parking is $5 per... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:58:24 EST I'm Veronica As a women 50 plus I have a great body frame and in good general health for my age, however I am begining to experience a few buldges and thigh/midrif fat, i need to get this togeterher before it gets anyworse or out of control. My goal is to lose 25 pounds and tone up by May. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:58:23 EST April 2nd, 2011: Downtown Tour and Picnic Meetup! Who: The SparkPittsburgh Team! <BR> <BR> What: A self-guided tour of downtown followed by a picnic in Point State Park (bring your own lunch) - print out the guide here: <link><BR>/03/penn-liberty-walking-tour.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> When: Saturday, April 2nd at 10:00am until after lunch <BR> <BR> Where: Meet at Katz Plaza, at the corner of Penn and 7th <BR> <BR> Please respond here if you will be able to make it! Looking forward to it! Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:34:21 EST Hello everyone! Hello! My name is Lisa and I'm 27 looking to lose 100+ pounds. I live in New Kensington and am still pretty new at working out. Lately I've been walking up at the Pittsburgh Mills, but it gets pretty boring by myself. It would be great to have a buddy to work with and be accountable to. If anyone is interested feel free to stop by my page or send me a spark mail. Hope to get to know some of you! Good luck to all of you on your weight loss journey! Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:06:58 EST Meeting Up? Has this team ever talked about meeting up sometime? Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:19:24 EST Fight for Air Climb - March 19, 2011 (Downtown) Anyone else curious/interested in this? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tsburgh-climb/ </link> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 13:16:20 EST Can this really help me?! I feel I'm on this rollercoaster alone and no one around me understands.I'm going to be open-minded that this can help.I got married last year for the secound time and after the wedding I gained fourty five pounds.It was a bad year last year.People around me are negitive and dealing with alot of childhood memories.I dont think I can use this for the weight gain.I don't even like when someone does.I think YOU ate that bag of chocolate or that FATburger on your own.Maybe I'm the one negitive. :... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 08:34:03 EST Just ate a Rudy's Sub! Help! I just ate a 6 inch Italian hoagie from Rudy's and don't have the slightest clue how to record it in my nutrition tracker, what should I do? Fri, 4 Feb 2011 15:18:33 EST Birthday Party Venues/Ideas (8 Year Old) I am totally stuck and need some advice to my son's birthday this year! It's in March and it's almost always snowing on his birthday, so we have to do something inside (bummer cause I would LOVE to do a bounce castle/cookout party for him, but we cant do that here in the 'Burgh!). <BR> <BR> We've had his party at Chuck E. Cheese a few times (and I have no issues with that because it's safe, there's ok food, games the kids can play, plenty of space to run around, and not too expensive), but.... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 22:22:32 EST Daily Chat - February 2011 Happy February team! Anyone going to see the groundhog this year? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:41:47 EST HELLO Hey everyone, My name is Noor. I just registered onto this site in hope that I'll lose weight for real this time with all your support. I am 20 years old and my current weight is 170 pounds. My goal is to reach to 117 pounds in July. I hope we could all help each other to become healthier and lose weight and not give up easily or get bored of this. Thank you. :) Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:01:47 EST HEY EVERYONE! Hey everyone.. Im Tammi im 22 . I am really excited to start making major changes in my life to make me a better healthier person.. !!! I look forward to being a part of a great supportive group of people. ~~~Tammi Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:01:30 EST Losing weight Hello, <BR> <BR> I have been struggling for years to lose weight I gain from having my two kids. I have tarted off good but got discouraged along the way. This time I want to reach my goal!! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 23:21:56 EST Hi everyone! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Summer, I'm 25 and I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:09:07 EST HOW BAD IS IT IN PITTSBUR G&VERONA ???? I have family up in Pittsburg and Greensburg... <BR> Please be safe and warm all... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:42:39 EST Hey! I'm Courtney & Trying To Lose 20 lbs! Hey :) My name is Courtney. I just joined this site a little earlier this evening, so I'm not totally sure how it works yet. I'm trying to lose 20 lbs. in 2-3 months. If you read my page, I've already started eating better and working out. If anyone know of anything to help me, please let me know! :) Thanks. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:18:16 EST Hello! I'm new to the area from Illinois. Just stopping in to say hey! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 16:22:24 EST Hey Everyone Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi! I am new to the group since last Saturday. Hope I can get to know some good people who can support me with my weight loss. I know Pittsburghers are the best so I joined this group :) Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:51:52 EST Non-Scale Victories! Hey everyone! I thought that since we are always so preoccupied with what the scale reads, that it would be nice to pat ourselves on the back with non-scale victories!! What are yours? <BR> <BR> This week, I tried on a pair of pants that were way too tight a few months ago, and not only do they fit, but they're a little bit LOOSE! Woohoo! I'm so excited! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Is there anything you'd like to share? Sat, 8 Jan 2011 09:55:57 EST University of Pittsburgh Weight Race Anyone interested in forming a team for the University of Pittsburgh Weight Race? <BR> <BR> Karen Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:11:54 EST Pound for Pound Challenge <link> </link> <BR> We are all trying to lose weight, pledge how much weight you want to lose and they will donate to our local food bank. Paying it forward. =) Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:25:29 EST Need motivation!! I''m been struggling with my weight for years but I need to do this. I feel terrible about myself and I need to make a change. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 21:47:09 EST Hello all! Hello! <BR> My name is Nicole, I'm 22...just bought my first house in Plum Boro...I'm in the medical field. I've been overweight as long as I can remember. I'd like to lose 50 lbs in a year...I think I've used my Italian heritage as the blame for my extra pounds for years...all the pasta and bread cravings usually gets the best of me and my problem is moderation! Hopefully I can kick my food addiction this year... <BR> Nice to meet you all...if you have any tips or suggestions I'm willing to ... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 09:22:04 EST Daily Chat - January 2011! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Happy New Year, Pittsburgh! Let's make it our best year yet! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 09:24:08 EST Top 7 reasons why I hate being fat: 7. I feel fat. <BR> 6. Lack of energy <BR> 5. Feel unattractive <BR> 4. Gets harder and harder to do physical activity. <BR> 3. Large size clothing is always ugly. <BR> 2. Feel unhealthy. <BR> 1. Lack of self confidence. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:09:51 EST Happy New Year! Hi Everyone! I'm Amy from Pittsburgh, PA. I joined Sparkpeople because I had a baby in 2009 and am struggling to loose the baby weight. I have a very sedentary job and am hoping to find some motivation to get moving and make healthy nutrition choices. I hope everyone has a fantastic 2011 and I look forward to meeting other Sparkpeeps. <BR> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 20:18:33 EST Warrior Dash I'm thinking about doing the Warrior Dash in Logan Ohio in June 2011. Anyone out there doing it or considering it? <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:08:45 EST spark buddy im 30 and live in cranberry township. i am looking for a spark buddy to maybe walk with. i dont drive so if you live in the area that would be great!! Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:04:54 EST Second Trader Joe's coming to Pittsburgh? This is awesome! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2010/12/07/trader-joes-eyes-upper-st-c<BR>lair.html </link> Wed, 8 Dec 2010 07:15:05 EST Jeff Galloway Running Clinic Is anyone going to the Jeff Galloway Running Clinic next Saturday, Dec. 11th, as part of the Pittsburgh Marathon events? Sun, 5 Dec 2010 19:24:00 EST Daily Chat - December 2010 Well everyone, here we are in December! 2010 is almost outta here, and I'm sure that this month will fly by! How are you working to stay healthy this holiday? <BR> <BR> I completed day 4 of the SparkPeople 28 day bootcamp today, plus day 2 of week one of couch to 5k. I'm feeling pretty good, although I'm sore. So tomorrow I'm going to try some yoga along with the week 5 bootcamp video. I really hope I can keep this up because it's been great working out! Plus it's an extra kick to eat ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 21:28:40 EST Mid 20's crisis Hello Spark Community! I'm 26 and have found myself in a rather large slump. Months of money troubles, unemployment, and circumstances out of my control have resulted in a less-than-desirable weight and an unstable mental situation. I've always been a pessimist, but for the first time ever, I'm worried about how negative life has become. So, that's why I've joined SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> A brief introduction is rather simple- I'm a single mother of an awesome 4 year old little girl. Th... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:02:49 EST anyone doing wounded warrior 5k @north park 11/13 I didn't register but walk in is at 730 at boathouse ;p <BR> <BR> just curious, running alone ;p Fri, 12 Nov 2010 13:36:52 EST Turkey Trot 5K - Thanksgiving morning Just signed up for the YMCA's annual Turkey Trot. A great way to spend your Thanksgiving morning. This year there's a 1 mile fun run/walk and a 5 mile run. <BR><BR>-pa/20th-annual-pnc-ymca-turkey-trot-2010 Thu, 4 Nov 2010 19:30:37 EST Hello are righty well Im megan and Im trying to start loosing the weight I just recently put back on. Getting to my best and most comfortable self! Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:51:50 EST Daily Chat - November 2010 Gooood morning everyone! Hard to believe that we're already in November! Can you believe it? 2010 is almost over. I have no idea where October went. I guess I spent most of the month at work, so that's why it flew so fast for me! <BR> <BR> I hope you had a great Halloween weekend! I didn't get any trick-or-treaters. It's slowly dwindled in the past few years, and now I guess there aren't many kids in the area. Kind of a bummer! <BR> <BR> Anyway, It's a new month and a new week. ... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 08:07:39 EST I need a running partner I finished C25K and have done two 5Ks. I'm trying to increase my distance and running up against mental blocks mostly. Anyone in the South Hills that wants to run? I'm thinking a partner might help get me over some hurdles. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:41:40 EST Hi! My Name is Joyce I Live in Pittsburgh, PA. Hi ! I found this site on the net Sunday 10/17 while looking for a diet & excerise program. So i thought I would check it out. My Goals are to quit smoking, Excerisce more and to lose 100 pounds. While keeping my sugar levels good and my stress levls down. I hoping that this site will help to keep me focused and on track. My doc said he wants to see me lose 1 pound per week my goal is to lose 5 to start . I joined a Gym to help with the excerise. I just hope that with my schdule I will be a... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:58:20 EST Hi, returning to Spark People :) Hi everyone, I joined spark people awhile ago and have decided to give it another go, currently struggling with exercise , would be great to find a exercise buddy I'm just north of Pittsburgh. I'm focused and refuse to let this fail :) <em>213</em> Sun, 17 Oct 2010 17:07:09 EST Hi, My name is Karen I have alot of weight to lose I am on blood pressure medicine and I just found out I have pre-diabetes. Sun, 17 Oct 2010 15:21:28 EST American Diabetes Association EXPO American Diabetes Association EXPO/Pittsburgh <BR> David L. Lawrence Convention Center <BR> <BR> Date: November 6, 2010 <BR> Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center <BR> <BR> Spark will have a booth set up for the expo please stop by and visit your friends from spark. <BR> <BR> The EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention.... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 23:07:11 EST Need a Push? Personal Training! Is your weight loss Plateauing? Kick up the Intensity and see results! <BR> <BR> BodyXchange Fitness Center (in Southside) and its team of Expert Fitness Professionals can take your body to the next level. Work out smarter at BodyXchange. <BR> <BR> Goal Orientated. Results Driven. <BR> 412-481-FITT <BR> <link><BR>enter#!/BodyXchangeFitnessCenter </link> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:08:25 EST Daily Chat - October 2010 Whoa! I am so behind on the daily chat thread. Sorry about that, everyone! Work has taken over my life, and I've been checking in on my phone and that's about it. <BR> <BR> Is it supposed to be nicer today? It looks pretty cloudy out there right now. I desperately need some sunshine! Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:42:19 EST Penn Hills Hey Everyone, <BR> I used to be a devoted SparksPeople member until about a year ago when I moved back to PA from Delaware. I'm now living in Penn Hills, and now that I'm settled in, I realized its time for me to start getting my body together. The only problem is I still havent met anyone to workout with since I moved here. My family is always too busy, and I really just dont like working out alone. So hopefully, being back on Sparkspeople will help me get the support I need to reach my goal... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 21:55:35 EST Hello Hello guys, I just joined today because I really want to lose weight for my health. Even though I don't have any health problems right now, but I know with my current path I am going, I am bound to encounter a few health problems as I get older and this is one of the reason I have decided to Join. I am 5,5, 220 pounds(I look like I weight 180) and I am a senior in college. My graduation present to my self will be to weight 150 pounds by May 1st 2011 and my current goal is to weight 170 by mar... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 10:13:27 EST Member from Allison Park Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have actually been a member for a while but haven't been logging my exercise routine or anything. I have begun to buckle down on my routine and eating healthier over the past month. Since starting a 9-5 last year, I've gained weight and now I need to get it back off. I thought this might help... <BR> <BR> Jen Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:12:35 EST Steeler 5K Anyone else running or walking the Steeler 5K on Saturday? Thu, 2 Sep 2010 07:15:42 EST Hi! Just checking in....... Desperately trying to get on track with the food. I have a lot of stress right now and I'm using food to deal with it. Not good. There for a while, I was doing good but now.....! I've put on 3lb. in the last 3 wks. because of sloppy planning. I thought it would be easier if I stayed at home but it isn't! I pick too much!! I really do better when I'm not at home because I can't carry the fridge with me! LOL Thu, 2 Sep 2010 03:06:11 EST Daily Chat - September 2010 Good morning everyone! Hooray, it's September! I am so excited for the new month. And fall is right around the corner (I hope.) Even though I am a summer girl at heart, I am longing for the cool, crisp air and the changing of the season. How about you? This truly is one of my favorite times of year. <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> I hope you all are having a great week so far! Wed, 1 Sep 2010 08:53:16 EST New member from Crafton Hi everyone I am a new member from Crafton. I have been on the healthy journey since Nov. I have lost 18lbs and have 10 more to go. I am always looking for walking or running partners locally and some good motivation. My family and I are loving our healthy living. Sat, 28 Aug 2010 18:02:17 EST Spark Rally - Cincinnati - May 21, 2011 ~INDYGIRL is planning a Spark Rally in Cincinnati on May 21, 2011. I am planning to go. I would love to get a group of Pittsburgh Sparkers to make the trip. We can carpool and share expenses. She has started a team for anyone who might be interested. Joining does not mean you are making a commitment. <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=45271 </link> Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:19:54 EST childrens funerals its been on the news. 2 kids from cranberry were in an accidnt coming home from the beach. 6 year old hailey was in girl scouts with my daughter. they were best friends. logan was 7 and and about to start 2nd grade. hailey was about to start 1st grade at haine elementary in the seneca valley school district. there is an account open at pnc for them. its called the logan beckwith and hailey weiland memeorial. carla, there mom is having a hard time paying for the funerals. if yins can donate j... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 22:32:46 EST Long Downhill Run I'll be running as ghostie for the HTC (Hood to Coast) at the end of the month along with other SparkPittsburghs, Bobby, JOPAPGH & IPA-Ray. I'll be shadowing the first leg of the race. It's about a 7 mile downhill run. <BR> <BR> I'm not looking for the exact thing, just trying to find a long downhill run that's safe to run. Any thoughts? Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:44:50 EST My name is Bella, and I have 50 pounds to lose I ahve never been this heavy in my life, and I admit to feeling defeated and desperate. I am going to try to lose 10 pounds or so a month, but I would be happy if I even lose 5 per month. I take anti-depressants which i think have greatly contributed to my weight gain. Also i eat a lot of frozen processed food and not many fruits or vegetabels. Basically my eating habits have become pretty terrible, partly because I have much less money than I used to, and I have to conserve money when I go s... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:22:53 EST Hi I'm Laurie from Green Tree Hi I'm Laurie from Green Tree and new to this. I am looking for a buddy to give me that added motivation to stay on track! I am 36 and looking to lose around 80 lbs. Thanks Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:28:34 EST Looking for support! I'm a fairly active person, who works very long hours. I have been able to keep up exercising, but have fallen on the wayside with dieting. I am determined to make it count this time! Wed, 11 Aug 2010 20:16:02 EST Pittsburgh Half Marathon 2011 Hi all! The Pittsburgh Marathon's registration just opened for May 2011. I ran my first half marathon at last years event. This year my partner has decided to sign up for the half marathon too. Her family has decided to make it a family thing as well. Even the kids are joining in. I can't wait! <BR> <BR> Is anyone else planning on doing it? There are many options...the relay, the half marathon, and the full marathon for the more adventurous. Walkers are welcome too. I have never stuck to wor... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 21:16:27 EST Daily Chat - August 2010 Good morning everyone! A new week, a new month! Any new goals for August? <BR> <BR> I am really excited to get back to the gym this week, even if it is in a limited capacity. So in that regard August is going to be great! <BR> <BR> Looks like another gorgeous morning out there, so I hope you all get to enjoy it! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 11:02:09 EST LA Fitness Does anyone belong? I have a membership, but never go... I need a work out buddy. I work retail so my hours are never the same, which makes setting a time to go really hard. Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:34:31 EST SparkBuddy - ClubJulian (North Hills) Looking for a workout buddy in the North Hills to workout with me at Club Julian. <BR> <BR> Looking for someone that can workout at least 2-3 times a week and can go around 4-6pm (possibly later if it works out) <BR> <BR> Email me if interested. Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:41:36 EST Hello, everyone. I signed up maybe a year ago, but am only now trying to make changes. <BR> <BR> I have lost weight 3 different times in life, about the same amount each time, 19.5-20 pounds. Of course, it came more. <BR> <BR> Once I plateau, it's hard to stay motivated, and bad eating starts and exercise stops. Sun, 25 Jul 2010 15:52:12 EST Good Morning! Begining day two, I am already realizing there are MANY changes for me to make. I am looking forward to many rewarding and positive changes in my near and distant future. I look forward to receiving the help provided here and hopefully become an encouraging peer for some of you, too! Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:56:47 EST Hello from Heidelberg! Hello! I am new to this group and just thrilled to see how many Pittsburgher's are here! I exercise by walking and going to LA Fitness. I must admit not as often as I would like or need. If anyone would like an exercise buddy for early mornings or late evenings at LA Fitness in Bridgeville please let me know! I would love to have an exercise buddy! Wed, 14 Jul 2010 17:00:28 EST cinema in the park is anyone else taking advantage of this? the movies are in neighborhood parks. our park shows on fridays, and we walk there with some healthy snacks and enjoy some free entertainment. but we're also walking a bit farther to schenley park on wednesday's (they show a different movie on wednesday nights). thought i'd pass it along! <BR> <link><BR>ema_park.htm </link> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 12:55:03 EST Looking for a SparkBuddy!! Hi everyone: <BR> <BR> I'm 25 and living in downtown Pittsburgh. I signed up on this site months ago but my motivation (and perseverance) tends to fluctuate. I think finding a SparkBuddy (or two) would be extremely beneficial, and I am more than happy to help anyone else out with the same sort of issues. <BR> <BR> My schedule and stress level fluctuate but I can maintain contact with people constantly, as needed. I am a bit leary of meeting anyone off of the Internet so please don't b... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 13:17:20 EST July 2010 Daily Chat Good morning everyone and happy July! 2010 is half over! Woohoo! Time is moving quickly. <BR> <BR> I am loving this weather! It could stay like this forever and I'd be so happy! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 07:43:28 EST Hi all! I'm Lori I'm new from Mt Lebonon I've been struggling with my weight since I hit my late 30's. I have a health condition that require me to be on steroids semi frequently and that increases my appetite and holds water weight and makes my moods go crazy. I'm pretty dedicated into trying to make this work which is why I' trying to establish a support network. I welcome your suggestions. <BR> <BR> Lori Tue, 29 Jun 2010 19:34:26 EST furniture from north carolina Hi there. DH and I are in the market for some new furniture. I've heard things about furniture being cheaper in North Carolina. Has anyone from Pittsburgh done this? If so, where did you go? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:04:38 EST Hi from Munhall Hi Spark Pittsburgh! Glad to see that there is a local group on Spark. I am very new to the site but an looking forward to visiting daily. Have lived in Pittsburgh all of my life (with the exception of a little over 3 years while my husband was in the Navy). We live in Munhall now but I am a native of Bridgeville - my hometown. <BR> <BR> Recently joined Weight Watchers where I have lost weight but need some daily help - as long as I get onto the computer. Glad to find a Pittsburgh gro... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:08:26 EST hi, new memeber here Hi, I am Cindy. I am overweight and tired of it. I met my future husband and then started gaining and am twice the size as back then-258. I just had my left knee replaced and need the right knee done, I am sure a lot is due to my weight. I am tired of struggling to get up, tired of all the jiggling fat. I plan to perk myself up and lose weight slowly and evenly so as to keep it off. I love swimming and in the past tried bicycling, but fell and tore a ligament. That ended that Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:28:51 EST Ready, Set, Walk! Challenge Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> Pittsburgh is sponsoring a walk challenge throughout the city this summer. The kick-off event is on Monday, so you'll have to sign up soon, though I'm sure they'll take late registrations! The three main locations are the airport corridor, downtown, and Oakland. <BR> <BR> Basically it's a walking challenge that you record the number of steps that you take each day. Yes, there are prizes! <BR> <BR> Here's the link for anyone interested: <BR> <BR> http://www.walk... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 14:11:53 EST Daily Chat - June 2010 Here we are in June! Can you believe it? I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. It's back to work for me today after having 10 days off...should be an interesting day LOL! <BR> <BR> Have a fabulous Tuesday everyone! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 07:08:25 EST Hi all! Hi everyone! <BR> I just started today & am so excited about this website. I've lived in Pittsburgh (West Mifflin) all of my life. What a great tool for weight loss & overall great health! Best of luck to you all on your journey & hopefully everyone will be successful. Wed, 26 May 2010 13:43:44 EST Let's Get Together Are you interested in meeting fellow Sparkers? We are looking to set up some meetings around town for people to have the opportunity to get together. Given the geographics of Pittsburgh, ideally we would have something going north, south, east and west. Let us know if you are interested in meeting, if could you help coordinate a meeting in your area, and what days/times work best for you. Tue, 25 May 2010 22:55:16 EST Are you proud to show it? New bod for summertime. Now that you worked hard ( or working )to shed the fat and becoming healthier. Are you going to do fun stuff this summer that you would not do before? Wearing new clothes, Going to the beach, Try a different sporting activity? Tue, 25 May 2010 11:42:59 EST My super skinny Jeans are becoming baggy Hey fellow burgers I'm phyched! I just got off my 3 day detox diet. Lost 6 lbs. and my goal weight is in arms reach. I put on my super skinny jeans I have'nt worn since 2001,and I sinched the brass button with room to spare. I'm starting to see that athelete of days past in the mirror reflexion. I will keep you posted. Wed, 19 May 2010 20:40:45 EST My first post Hey, My name is Tammi im 21. I joined spark people over a year ago but never went back until today.. I just forgot and life got busy and i gained another 25lbs.. so i guess im ready for a change... Ive never been on a site and posted blogs and such.. but im hopeing the moral support of others will really help.. my biggest problems are my thyroid and, one slip up and i give up... I am looking forward to hearing from everyone.. Wed, 19 May 2010 15:25:30 EST Almost There! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> So I'm not technically a Pittsburgh resident yet, but I'm excited to be so I figure "why not join now?" <BR> <BR> I'm currently in Washington State, but I am moving to Pittsburgh in about two months! I am very excited and I hope to learn from this group not only about fitness in Pittsburgh but also about the city itself! <BR> I'll be in the city over the next week to look at houses - and I know that coming back to my current home will be more than annoying. ;) <BR>... Thu, 13 May 2010 13:58:59 EST 25 to go....hello! Hello...I have 25 lbs to go before hitting my final goal weight. I joined because I had such great success with just using the logging part of spark and not really posting. I think these last 25 may have me running to support boards! ;) <BR> I want to get strong too, so I actually will be doing the workout portions of spark. I skipped that before and just counted calories. <BR> <BR> A little about me: I am a 30 something from the USA. For interests I guess a list would be easy to write and ... Mon, 10 May 2010 15:14:57 EST Pgh Most Livable! <link><BR>able-pittsburgh-lifestyle-real-estate-<BR>top-ten-jobs-crime-income.html </link> <BR> <BR> Someone told me yesterday that Pittsburgh was named the most livable city by I looked it up and was happy to read the article. It does not appear that they considered the health of the population...I wonder where we would rank on that scale? Wed, 5 May 2010 11:40:04 EST Mellon Arena food, diets worst nightmare I went to see the Pens play yesterday. First play off game I've seen in 19 years. What a blast, despite the team loss. The food was the problem, I don't think there is a morsel of food that they sell there that I would consider remotely healthy, except for water, of course. So I staved my way through the game as I watched my son shovel down the typical arena grub. You would think by now the arena food management would get with the times and at least sell a grilled chicken salad. I hold out ho... Mon, 3 May 2010 16:14:56 EST Daily Chat - May 2010 Wishing success to all our Marathoners on this rainy Pittsburgh morning. Sun, 2 May 2010 08:22:40 EST Pittsburgh Marathon Any one running in the Pittsburgh Marathon? <BR> <BR> It goes right by my house... I'll come out and cheer you on!!! Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:42:44 EST Glad to have found SparkPittsburgh Hi, I've been a SparkPeople member since March. I'm glad to see they have Pittsburgh as a Spark city. I've lost about 15lbs and want to lose another 10. It's hard when your city has such great local dinning establishments, but I'm determined. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 15:57:18 EST Race for the Cure Anyone out there going to be at the Race for the Cure? PRETTYKITTY26 and I are going to be walking. We would love to meet up with some Sparkers! Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:46:01 EST April is history, should we try somethingin May? Hey Gang: I thought it might be fun to try and pick a group goal for May. I'm fairly new to SP, so I wonder what would the Pittsburgh crew like to accomplish together? Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:58:26 EST another mountain Stepping out on faith Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:57:33 EST Hello from Cory! I think I just figured out how to post a new message <em>2</em> . It takes me a while for new technology! I'm a Pittsburgh native who moved away for 6 years to the bay area after college but has moved back and now have 2 children and work full time. I do love Pittsburgh, but what I miss the most about the bay area was the constant activity! There was always a bike or run to do every weekend and people were out on the streets exercising all day. So, I've tried to recreate that feeling here in ... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:58:07 EST Hello everyone in Pitt! Hi my name is Jeanie and I just joined about a week and a half ago. I have struggled with my weight all of my life and had gotten to a point where I was just frustrated and sick of it all. Then unexpectedly in Jan of this year we lost my younger sister to cardiovascular disease. We had no idea there was a problem until it happened. This made me realize how short life is and for me (and her) I am motivated to do what I need to do. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:52:54 EST Sidney Crosby keeps me motivated! I was at the Pens game last night and was amazed with Sidney Crosby's performance! The team played great but he stood out as the STAR. He works so hard and just watching his incredible strength keeps me motivated. I love passion and he definitely has it. It gets me soo excited. So even though I pulled muscles this week I worked out today. I kept it light and stretched after and I feel great. A little tender but I can't imagine what our Pens go through! So thank you Sid and LETS GO PENS... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:59:53 EST Grace Hi everyone! I am a newby trying to loose some weight and learn some new things about nutritian. Two years ago, I lost almost 40lbs. and I am sad to say, gained back about 30. I loved the way I felt when I lost the weight so I want to go back to that place. The hardest thing for me was maintaining my weight. I was on a calorie restrictive diet (which works well for me) but my family felt I was losing too fast. I started introducing things back into my diet and 30lbs. later, here I am. I am lo... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:46:20 EST Looks good! Just tried a recipe I found on this site. It's it the oven cooking...stay tuned cause I think these mini frittatas are gonna be yummy! Thanks to the creator of this recipe! <em>29</em> Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:34:14 EST What's for dinner? Hey. I'm in a food rut. I love to cook but I need some new material! Anybody have any go-to meals for the grill? Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:36:40 EST wanna walk a 5k but intimidated? There is a 5K at the zoo on June sixth for the American liver foundation! I am pretty over weight so i was nervous but I signed up! It's really neat cause its three times around the zoo and you can pause to check out the animals. You can join our group if you want! We are just really tiny but everyone on the team is walking to loose weight. i will add a link. <BR> 00&fr_id=1870&pg=team My name is Leanne and my mom is the team leader. Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:50:39 EST