SparkPeople Charleston Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Charleston area. Welcome! SparkPeople Charleston Sparkers Team Messageboard SC bound from Paris Bonjour to all my SP freinds <BR> i hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving . <BR> It looks like this year, i will not make it back to SC for Christimas , or New Years, or 3 Kings Day. <BR> i arrive on Jan 8 , for 2 wks <BR> if you would like to meet and chat, please send me a message . <BR> <BR> its cold here today , 37 F <em>10</em> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:02:54 EST Insane Inflatable 5K May 20th Anyone else doing the Insane Inflatable 5K on Saturday? Myself and a friend are going and our wave is at 9am! If anyone else is going around the same time, would love to meet up! Mon, 15 May 2017 12:08:20 EST Walk at Lunch Day April 26th <link><BR>21404991417/?active_tab=about </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone on here also doing the Walk at Lunch day downtown on Wednesday 26th? If so, anyone want to meet up to do a lap or two at Marion square? I'll be there at 1pm, just let me know if you would like to meet up. :D Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:49:42 EST April 2017 - Who is active???? Hello. Just wanted to check in and see who is actually active on the team? It would help, in the future, should I decide to try and plan a meet and greet or any other events. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Tasha Mon, 3 Apr 2017 17:44:43 EST Thanksgiving for orphans hello, <BR> I have a strange request - I am an orphan , no parents, no siblings , no children , and would like to connect to other orphans for holidays <BR> facing another thanksgiving - with no family - and watching movies about families - kinda hurts ( yes, after all these years - the holiday, cuts me again) <BR> <BR> I arrive in Charleston on sat, and leave on dec 10th <BR> <BR> can anyone give me an idea ? <BR> thank you Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:41:35 EST Oct Flood 2015 Hello ! <BR> I am so upset what is going on back home- I tried to call my neighbor, to get an update about Bonneau - and if I need to find a flight back . Can anyone give me some info ?? <BR> <BR> I was planning on coming home for Thanksgiving - but if I come back now, it will cancel next month -- <BR> stressed out <BR> God Bless all my Charleston folks <BR> <em>14</em> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 05:31:23 EST Hey y'all flag hi, <BR> if anyone sees a garden flag of Hey y'all , plse let me know <BR> i tried to find it , and gave up <BR> merci <BR> <em>10</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:49:03 EST Hello from a newbie Hey Charleston people. I stumbled across sparkpeople when searching for a calorie counting app. After a huge loss from gastric bypass surgery in 06, I feel off the wagon about 2 years ago when I started working night shift. I stopped working out, stopped counting calories and just makig poor food choices. So, I'm here to get back on track. I appreciate the support here, it's great Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:22:39 EST New to this Hi, I have lived in Charleston for about 3 years and have decided I need to get healthy. Look forward to getting motivated. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:28:21 EST 2 Red Heads & the Wolf I posted a blog about my state side time <BR> i have not enjoyed this at all , and i am sure, added weight back <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:04:05 EST New to the area and looking for a work out partner Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just moved to 17N, Mt. Pleasant area a couple of months ago from the DC area and I work from home so my usual activity level has fallen below the abysmal that it used to be:) <BR> <BR> I joined Anytime Fitness and I'd love to have a work-out buddy - even walking. <BR> Personally I'm not a huge cardio fan but I'll do it if I have to but I cannot run very long at all, so if that's your thing, you'd hate me:) <BR> I do enjoy lifting weights, pretty heavy once I'm in a... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:51:36 EST Greetings and Salutations! I've been in the area for almost 3 years. I'm originally from Maryland by way of Missouri but I moved down here to be closer to family (my dad moved the family for his job and I followed a year later). I liked Charleston okay at first but I think I fell in love with it when I fell in love with my fiance. He's a total Charleston boy, raised in Mount Pleasant, with family roots dating back before South Carolina was a state. The more he showed me his home town, the more I could see it being a ho... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:09:21 EST I am a character in a book! Local author Kathleen Varn just released her book, Ameera Unveiled. The book is about overcoming obstacles from the past and bonding with group of women over their love of performing. My character's past weight issues are mentioned. The Southern Writers group named this a must read. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 16:57:09 EST Dirty Girl Mud Run 5K in Charleston, SC Hey y'all! Anyone doing the Dirty Girl Mud Run on September 14, 2013 @ Legare Farms on Johns Island? My daughter & I signed up. It looks like a lot of fun. <BR> <BR> We did the Color me Rad 5k in Ladson & we had a blast! I am in no way a runner/jogger! I am a walker. I did try to jog a little bit and I survived <em>104</em> It was my first 5K. <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:04:31 EST How many points until your next level? 13154 Thu, 8 Aug 2013 15:57:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 25 Jul 2013 00:15:39 EST Needing a workout bud in Summerville SC Hello, I have been on here for a while now, but my motivation is out the window for some reason.Looking for someone that might like to workout a few times a week. I am a member of the Summerville Downtown YMCA. I can also walk in the evenings. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:07:38 EST Hi Everyone! 26 y/o newbie here. Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Eryn and I am 26 years old. I am also newer to Charleston.. I just moved here in the past 6-7 months. I've been struggling to maintain and then lose weight for awhile now. I started at 181 lbs, got down to 155 (I'm 5'7"), was 161 around my wedding day but in great shape (from doing Insanity.. running, etc), then things got stressful and I gained 10 lbs back. I am 171 now. <BR> <BR> I need some help/motivation and I am glad to be here :) Fri, 7 Jun 2013 10:34:52 EST Back for more I have been on Spark for about 4 years now. Finally decided to try out the blogs and teams for some added motivation. I enjoy reading the articles, and others' experiences. I figured I could learn more and possibly teach a little with daily interaction. I am working on building muscles, and getting rid of fat. I am very interested in nutrition and diet, and how to make it work together with exercise. Hope you all have a peaceful day! Sat, 25 May 2013 05:33:04 EST Paris 2014 hi everyone, <BR> i want to bounce an idea off my locals , if i can .. <BR> we are buying a house, from the 1800's . and want to " do some adjustments " on the home . ex ; to create a full wall closet - using doors, that look like walls the bedroom - still looks old fashion , but allows us to have a closet . ( yes, there are no closets in this house ) <BR> <BR> so what i am thinking, is offering some kind of exchange - the worker & his family come to live with us in the house - rent f... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:14:10 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:22:08 EST Returning member I was once on this team and then I gave up. Well now I'm back and looking to take this seriously this time. I have to do this to help me get more healthy. I live in Ladson, SC close to Ladson RD. I'm interested in finding a walking buddy. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:38:44 EST Hi, I'm new! Hi Charleston Sparkers! I'm Sarah. I haven't moved to Charleston yet, but I will this July once I get married to my US Airman that is stationed there at Joint Charleston AFB! I figured I'd go on ahead and join this team, just to make the move a teensy bit easier in terms of accountability and such! I look forward to talking to all of you! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 15:15:48 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:18:57 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:21:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:49:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:41:34 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:54:25 EST Spark meal plans Okay so I admit, I haven't been eating the best things for me...I've been on a budget and the numbers on the scale haven't been going anywhere(I have yet to whip out the magical measuring tape, so may be losing inches instead?)...So I was wondering, when tracking nutrition and seeing the meal plans, does anyone actually use those? Some look really good and some look kinda gross but was just wondering if anyone uses them and have seen results... ;) Wed, 6 Feb 2013 20:08:07 EST Word Association Game Okay, I'll start. I'll post a word and the next person has to post the first thing that comes into your head. It doesn't have to make sense. As a matter of fact, that's half the fun when it DOESN'T make sense to the average person. <BR> <BR> Then the person after you will post the first word that comes into her head based on the second person's word, and so on. <BR> <BR> Okay, here goes: <BR> <BR> Velvet Mon, 4 Feb 2013 10:42:07 EST New to the group :) Hey everyone, I'm Jess and I'm new to Charleston Sparkers. I had a Sparkpage in the past but drama got in the way and I had to leave...but now I'm back :) <BR> <BR> I'm 31 and grew up in Downtown Charleston and West Ashley. I now live with my folks in North Charleston. Driving challenged at the moment, but my mom and I try to get to Planet Fitness at least twice a week at Citadel Mall(We're actually closer that way than Northwoods). We've been doing pretty well there, though I have a feeling... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:40:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:29:49 EST Hello from Ladson :) Hi there I am Holly, I am a wife and mother of 4 wonderful children :). I have been a member of Spark off and on for years. Regrettably me not following through and yo-yo dieting has lead to me weighing 318 at my heaviest. I swore I would never weigh above 300. But I did, and without being on spark I was able to get down to 301 but stuck there for ever it seemed. So I joined Planet Fitness, rejoined Spark, and I am proud to say I have broke through my slump. I am 298 as of this morning. :) I... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:58:52 EST Heading to 6000 members - let's plan a walk Hi team, <BR> <BR> Looking to feel out the interest of a spark rally walk somewhere. It would be interesting to get some of us together to meet face to face and have a spark walk to help motivate each other and just meet the team. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> What location(s) might be good for this event centrally located with parking? <BR> When would be all like to get together? (Spring (April or May) or wait for Fall?) <BR> <BR> We could have a challenge up through that time... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:37:43 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:38:48 EST Bike riding Hey, does anyone know where I can ride my bike in the North Charleston area? I live at the Meeting street and Dorchester road intersection and I have no idea where I can ride around here. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:30:36 EST I need some help with a car rental Hi everyone, <BR> I am planning on returning back to SC. I am coming to get my dog, that i had to leave behind, when i moved . she is at a my farmhouse in St. Matt now. the American Airlines told me, i had to leave out of atlanta, because, if the temp goes under 45, they will not let my dog on the plane .;( i think its the tarmack wait) , so i need to depart from GA, but can't drive the car back to SC. My gf"s in town , can't drive me, ( work , or their car is broken so they can't get home) ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:43:19 EST please wake up charleston leaders I am a homesick girl , and check into my home town team a lot .. so please .... update ur sticky " 4000" member post ...u are over that number <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> are u still planning a walk in the winter ?? <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> hugs from Paris Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:32:19 EST Miracle on 34th St. .. Orginal or remake ? Hi, <BR> Just a quick poll. I watched the orginal movie , to try and get me in the Christmas spirit.. <BR> I love the orginal movie - my fav part , is when Santa speaks dutch .. <BR> <BR> which one do u like ? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:43:32 EST A-Z Word of the Day A - Artistic Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:27:01 EST The Bucket List Movie My husband is sick, so I thought I watch a movie , and I picked this one. Maybe, I wanted to see a movie, with a sickness theme. I loved this movie, and I think, what I loved most; is going into a sickness with a friend. And with a rich friend, to pay for everything is perfect ! Does that sound strange ? <BR> <BR> Nic has an inner ear infection- so he is dizzy, and can't keep food down. He will get better. This has made me think, it may be time to make a list for myself..before the tubes of ... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:34:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:58:30 EST Arromanc e,France Bonjour, <BR> I posted a blog about my visit here. its long, let me know, if u can't view it . <BR> merci <em>10</em> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 01:22:29 EST Anyone doing the Turkey Day Run? Just wondering. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Sherrie Sat, 17 Nov 2012 16:08:37 EST Tony Horton on The Dr. Oz Show Here's the plan he put together for the viewers. If you want more, give me a shout. If my broken, stiff, sore self can do 10 Minute Trainer, just about anyone can. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>workout-plan </link> <BR> <BR> Clean eating is not scary, difficult, or flavorless! Try going 90% clean with a treat once a week. If that's too intimidating, go 80/20. Give it a week and see how much better you feel. <BR> <BR> <link> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:17:11 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:30:34 EST Juno Beach Hello, <BR> I wanted to share with everyone, that I posted a bunch of pics from my trip to Juno Beach. Due to SP sharing with Google- I had to make my page "friends", to stop this transfer of info. please send me a note, and i can add anyone, as a friend.. <BR> <BR> sorry ..but I did not like my pics showing up in a Google seach .. <BR> ty Fri, 2 Nov 2012 16:06:59 EST November! <BR> Can you believe it? Only 2 months left in 2012. <BR> <BR> Two months left to make 2012 your best yet. <BR> Sherrie Thu, 1 Nov 2012 06:53:47 EST SP article - converting recipes Nice SP article on converting meat recipes to vegetarian. It's perfect timing, especially considering how close we are to the holidays. Do you need to convert any? Send it to loved ones who need help min this area. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?ID=379 </link> <BR> <BR> Sherrie Thu, 1 Nov 2012 06:53:14 EST 10 minutes I read this earlier and wanted to get your take on it. I think 10 minute bursts are better than nothing and on bad days it's all I get. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tenminute_workout_ideas </link> <BR> <BR> Have a great one! <BR> Sherie Wed, 24 Oct 2012 07:43:11 EST Rugged Maniac, anyone? I received an email with a half price entry for March's Rugged Maniac from Living Social today Who's interested? Has anyone does this or the Tough Mudder? They sound about the same - muddy obstacle course 5K. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>484498-rugged-maniac-5k-obstacle-race </link> <BR> <BR> Sherrie Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:02:36 EST Have a great weekend! The weather's going to be nice and the Zombie Walk is tomorrow. Have fun, team! <BR> <BR> Sherrie Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:50:21 EST Fall Harvest Guide I liked this post on fall produce and hope you do, too. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>guide?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=ema<BR>il&utm_term=Image+-+A+Farmer%27s+Marke<BR>t+Guide&utm_content=Oct+12+2012+-+Vega<BR>+News&utm_campaign=Oct+12+2012+-+Vega+News </link> <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:47:42 EST Happy Sunday, team! Hope it's a great one! <BR> <BR> Sherrie Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:46:37 EST Wednesday already! How goes the week so far, team? I know the cooler temperatures have been heavenly in the mornings and evenings. <BR> <BR> I've had two cheat days (anniversary weekend) and am still paying since I thought 'just a little gluten won't hurt.' Meh. But I know without a doubt I would not trade hubs, the kids, or dogs for anything. Yes, silly romantic and even a little mushy lovey-dovey thoughts run through my head. But how I physically feel at this moment is inspiration to keep eating clean... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:44:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 3 Oct 2012 22:41:04 EST Happy Wednesday! Hope this is a great one for you! <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sbherrie Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:30:22 EST The peanut butter recall expanded again More brands and more products are coming off the shelves. If you bought any from Trader Joe's. Whole Foods Market, or Target, be safe. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>er-recall-expands-includes-other-nut-b<BR>utters-and-more </link> <BR> <BR> Sherrie Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:22:47 EST October! New month, new goals! What are your top three? <BR> <BR> Sherrie Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:11:08 EST Happy National Coffee Day! Mama loves her coffee, lol. Do you? Get a free cup at Krispy Kreme (dangerous) and McDonalds (meh) today. Could you walk in, get the free cups, and walk out? Or would the other menu items temp you? <BR> <BR> I just had breakfast, so I could walk away, especially at McD. I know what the doughnuts would do to my stomach, so I can definitely avoid them. <BR> <BR> Here's to a killer Saturday and even better weekend. I'm not going to let the clouds get me down. <BR> <BR> Take care, ... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:01:04 EST Wednesday! Shopping and such Halfway there, all! We can push on through. <BR> <BR> Wednesday also marks the new week of shopping specials. Do you shop on Wednesday or the weekends? We'll be hitting the stores tonight and possibly again over the weekend. We tend to hit Costco or Sam's Club for bulk items, Trader Joe's. Whole Foods, or Earth Fare for my hippie stuff and hubs' favorite cuts of meat, and round it all off with shopping with trips at whatever grocer has the best deals on what else we need. Starting the... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:51:54 EST Sweet deal at Earth Fare! Anyone else subscribe to Earth Fare's emails? I just received this morning's and it's a great one! $1 EF brand salad mix. The coupon is good through 9/30 and you don't need to print out the actual coupon. All you need is the PLU# ( 80161 ) and expiration date on a piece of paper. <BR> <BR> That's just $1 for the5 oz. baby spinach, power greens, spring mix, or half and half in the clamshell pack. And you can gt 2 of them. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>y-Re... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:35:00 EST This weather! It is seriously making me swoon! Have a great Tuesday, Charleston! <BR> <BR> Sherrie Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:55:05 EST And speaking of the end of the year.... Let's work it for the last quarter of the year. Pick one goal and go for it full on. Full on can be a 25-50% increase in whatever the goal activity is or 100%, Pick a range that you feel you can comfortably achieve. It's not about radical change, but positive change. <BR> <BR> For me, it's all about food. Gluten has to stay gone and produce consumption needs to go back up. What one goal will you focus on? <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:08:28 EST Last Week of September 2012 just started! Gah! <BR> <BR> It's gorgeous this morning and is supposed to be great all week. I'm looking forward to spending more time sitting on the porch instead of at the desk or table with a drink. The change of scenery alone energizes me. What about you? <BR> <BR> Here's to a great Monday and killer week! <BR> Sherrie Mon, 24 Sep 2012 08:57:26 EST Great SP article: 8 Reasons Why You're Not Losing I needed this and hope it helps some of you, too. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>easons_why_youre_not_losing_weight </link> <BR> <BR> Sherrie Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:03:55 EST Happy first day of Fall! Woohoo! I don't know what it is about Spring and Fall that fires me up (besides the fab weather). I want to be on my game and enjoy the change. <BR> <BR> What about you? Is Fall your favorite time of year? <BR> <BR> Happy weekend! <BR> Sherrie Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:22:23 EST DIE HARD ANYONE ? Hi, <BR> I have been in a weird mood for the past few weeks .. and have started to watch some movie classics .. <BR> <BR> I LOVE this movie series .; the story line is simple, but I always like the smart as! ..comments Bruce gives us .. don't forget Die Hard 3 , when Bruce had to go to Harlem.. funny ! <BR> <BR> its starting to get chilly here at night .; so movies nights are coming back for me . <BR> enjoy ! <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:09:09 EST Plans for the week Happy (?) Monday! <BR> <BR> Besides the new work week and the fun that comes with it, what plans do you have? I think I have a good start and plans here. <BR> <BR> 1) Cooked a lot yesterday to get a head start on the week. That includes stuff for the omni brood and veggie stuff for me. I baked on the grill for the first time and it worked beautifully. Btw, menu planning is good for the body, tummy, and wallet. <BR> <BR> 2) Have a standing tai chi date with my daughter on Tuesday and T... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:50:51 EST Honfleur, France Hi, <BR> I wanted to share with you, I started a blog, where I will be posting my pics of my adventures over here . I really am getting lazy about uploading pics, so now, i will upload once , so everyone can see them . <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> enjoy ! <em>10</em> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:09:42 EST My apologies for my disappearance Oy, it's been a while. <BR> <BR> Between an ongoing ick, changing work schedule, and the boy's baseball schedule, I've been a crap leader. Sorry, all. <BR> <BR> Sherrie <BR> Back and determined Sat, 15 Sep 2012 15:24:25 EST Major score at Harris Teeter! If you're a fan of 8th Continent Soymilk, get the $2 off one coupon and get a carton for free. I picked up two today. You need the e-Vic card, but it's free. <BR> <BR> We went to the Mt. Pleasant store across from Whole Foods and it was fairly quiet. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 15:19:31 EST Just joined Hello from Summerville!!!! <BR> Just joined this group and looking forward to a great weight loss journey.Would love to meet people from this area to share ideas and tips along the way... <BR> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:37:48 EST Movie- from Paris with Love Bonjour, <BR> Here is another - soon to be classic movie. I do not know if it was a good seller in USA. I saw this 2 nights ago - and LOVED IT. its political drama mixed in with tons of guns. Here is the best part .. its tons of smart a ss comments , that I love .. like when John Travolta ,talks about his favorite meal - he says ' Le Royal with Cheese ", which is from PLUP FICTION. funny ! <BR> <BR> I did not see the ending either !! talk about spy games ! wow !!! I will not ruin it for you ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 17:34:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:39:37 EST Going to Normandie Hello, <BR> We are going to Normandie next week as part of our vacation. Does anyone need a postcard for their children's french class ? I will send it from there ; Let me know ; <BR> <BR> <em>10</em> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:34:38 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 29 Jul 2012 11:26:28 EST Hair Curlers - 75 Blvd. Sébastoopol, Paris Hello/ Bonsoir, <BR> I am needing grooming help or ideaa , for me this time . I am looking for anyone , who has taken up the fight of the curl . I made a Blog about this , and what i have purchased ., if u can share .; ty <BR> <em>10</em> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:47:46 EST If you are coming to Paris....bring a jacket Hello, Bonjour, <BR> I want tell with my fellow SP , a "weather report ", a real one . I am from Charleston, so I was expecting a summer, not as hot as SC. The weather is is very cool for me .. it starts in the morning around 60, then by lunch it warms up to 75, but by dinner, its chilly again. So if any of my SP's are coming over, bring a jacket ! You will need it .. along with walking shoes (sneakers are not considered appropriate footwear ) <BR> <BR> Also, please feel free, to contact me ... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 14:33:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:14:36 EST Coco's Dr. Doug Smith at Clemson I want to share with you, a very nice man - Dr. Smith at Clemson, in Columbia. He was very understanding during my grief, and crying episodes. He reviewed, what happened to my furry baby, and informed me of the cause. If you ever need this kind of services, and I hope you do not.. Please contact this man - he was a blessing to me during my mourning. <em>338</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 11:21:56 EST movie; the conspirator I ordered this movie in error - I am not a fan Pres. Lincoln, i think he was the worst president we ever had ! I am a fan of Robert Redford - who directed this great movie . This movie shows how hypocritical the yankees were . To hang a woman, for giving birth to a child , was her crime , there was no other facts. The yankees can claim another first ; in addition to the first to open fire on civilian women & children in Charleston. They now can claim the title , to be the first to hang a woma... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:30:00 EST Bonnie I need help from this wonderful group. I am in mourning ,and now, must get Bonnie out of that home, and shipped to me here . Bonnie is fixed, is micro chipped, and has all her shots.Due to Charleston airport ,not having pressurized cargo holds, Bonnie must leave out of Charlotte. Is anyone looking to car pool, with my good friend Margaret ? for the long ride ? Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:49:17 EST Weekend Success Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just checking in to see how everyone has done tracking their food/exercise this weekend? I am horrible at keeping up with this stuff over the weekend (usually because I am falling off the wagon in one way or another) but I am going to try and correct that this summer. <BR> <BR> I didn't do too bad this weekend. Despite the homemade sangria and watermelon slush (watermelon is a weakness of mind and is fortunately cheap and abundant right now) which pushed more sugar ... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:18:41 EST Back Again Hello! I was on SparkPeople a while back and did fairly well. Had some changes in my life and quit. I put on 10 pounds over the winter and need to get that plus a bit more off. I am back to try again. Hopefully I will be more successful this time. Wed, 30 May 2012 20:28:01 EST Spring Cleaning for members Bonjour, <BR> I was trying to find other Southern-transplants, like myself. I love to hear our dialect of language, and need to hear it, to fight home sickness. I keep running into the same problem, where the "members are no longer active" the one i found today , posted last in 2008 !! <BR> <BR> Is there a way to "spring clean" the team ? I think now, this member number is more like half ... <em>38</em> Tue, 8 May 2012 11:19:36 EST Chipotle Mexican Grill in North Charleston :squee: We'll finally get to see what all the hype is about! It's at Rivers and Ashley Phosphate near Walmart (where Blockbuster Video used to be), but not open yet. Healthy choices are available, too. <BR> <BR> So, who's been? Is there anything in particular that stands out, or is it just Moe's meet Qdoba? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>x </link> <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:59:12 EST May goals - share yours April is almost over and May is upon us. Did you hit your goals for the month? I've hit one of mine and plan for a better May. <BR> <BR> My May goals include dropping 5-10 pounds, keeping consistent with exercise, and getting in 7-14 servings of produce a day. Oh, and cutting gluten because it may be the cause of my tummy woes. What are yours? <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie <BR> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:51:41 EST A-Z Places or sites you would like to see Acropolis in Greece Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:10:45 EST Tuesday! So what's the plan? <BR> <BR> Pilates and a few laps around the neighborhood for me. <BR> <BR> Sherrie Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:43:25 EST Forks Over Knives tonight at the Terrace Theater So, who's going? Hubs and I are heading to the 7:30 showing this evening unless something comes up. Free date night! <BR> <BR> The first showing was at 11 and Tiffany Jackson, ND, CYT of Ecohealth and Wellness spoke on the importance of children and nutrition and nutrition's effects on autism. Second showing is at 5 with Danielle Dibeitto from Whole Foods Market giving info on how to begin a 28-Day Plant-Strong Food Challenge. The third showing at 7:30 will feature a segment on importa... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:26:21 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 15 Apr 2012 22:42:43 EST A-Z Places/Things to see Appalachian Trail - walk it from Springer Mountain, GA to Mount Katahdin, ME Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:18:15 EST Good news about chocolate From Dr. Andrew Weil's newsletter: <BR> <BR> "Actress Katherine Hepburn credited her famously slim build to 'a lifetime of chocolate,' and now a new investigation from California suggests that eating chocolate is 'calorie neutral' and doesn't cause weight gain. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, set out to test the hypothesis that eating SMALL (emphasis mine) amounts of chocolate on a regular basis wouldn't contribute to weight gain. They analyzed information from 1,00... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 07:16:33 EST Interesting Program from Mayor Riley Mayor Riley has created the Lighten Up Charleston program to help the Charleston community get healthy. I've joined the initiative. Maybe we can create a Spark group... Just look up "Lighten Up Charleston" to find the website. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 13:37:43 EST April! Where did March go? Apparently this year is going to fly by! <BR> <BR> What goals are you setting for the month? Me, it's exercise. I'm shooting for 4-5 days every week, including walking. And another vegan challenge is on, so there's that, too. <BR> <BR> Your turn - share! <BR> <BR> Peace, all. <BR> Sherrie <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:20:35 EST Congrats Bridge Walkers & Runners! How did it go? How do you feel? <BR> <BR> Spill it! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:14:17 EST Keeping on track on weekends I'm going to post a blog on this topic and wanted to hear from others, too. <BR> <BR> On weekends I can be swayed off track between errands and the lazier schedule. I will concede if outvoted by the family on places to eat, and if I'm tired or overly hungry I'll just pick something heavier instead of making cleaner choices. <BR> <BR> Am I alone in this? I can't be. Can I? <BR> <BR> Looking forward to your responses. <BR> Sherrie Fri, 23 Mar 2012 07:59:22 EST The weekend is here! Good morning, Charleston! <BR> <BR> The kids are home today so the morning routine was a lot mellower. Hubs just left for work, so my quiet time is really quiet because the kids are still asleep and the dogs are quiet. <BR> <BR> The weather calls for an 80% chance of rain tomorrow and 20% for Sunday, but I'm going to try to let it get me down much. We talked about going to the U-pick for strawberries this weekend, but we'll see. <BR> <BR> What are you plans? <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 07:49:19 EST Hungry for Change - new flick from Food Matters This is from the Food Matters crew and focuses on lasting weight loss and healthy eating. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s </link> <BR> <BR> I'm going to check it out and hope you do, too. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:36:24 EST Happy Thursday! Did anyone else have trouble logging in yesterday? I couldn't get on until late, and then I was checking access with my phone. Glad it's up today. <BR> <BR> There's a slight chance of rain today and tomorrow with a 60% chance on Saturday. I hope Saturday stays clear for a while because my son has a baseball game. They played last night and he got a single, triple, and 4 RBIs. He was floating, even though they eventually lost. I love seeing him like that! Whether it's grades, sports, ... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:17:53 EST US Air Hello, <BR> I am getting ready to fly back East, and was going to bring an empty suitcase for purchase of new clothes and things for Dixie. Am I reading this right , it will cost me 70.00 for a 2nd empty suitcase ? then for the 3rd 200.00 ? <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <link><BR>baggage/baggagepolicies.html </link> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 03:48:53 EST Happy spring! It's a new day, new season. <BR> <BR> Have a great one! <BR> Sherrie Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:55:35 EST Face Lipo I am thinking of getting my face done. I have Jowls, and I hate pictures of my self, and want no pictures taken. I want to know, for real, if anyone has done this ? What kind of down time is there? and the cost in France vs.other areas. I would love to have this done, before our church wedding. It looks very simple. ty <BR> <em>204</em> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:09:01 EST March already! Evening, all. <BR> <BR> Things are crazy here between the girl preparing to graduate and college shopping, the boy's baseball schedule, my last course before graduation, and life in general. My apologies for my silence. I have been thinking of and vibing for you all. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Sun, 11 Mar 2012 22:34:08 EST March goals - let's hear them! I want to lose 5 pounds and another inch minimum from my waist. To get there I'll be keeping up with regular exercise and getting in more produce and less sodium. <BR> <BR> Your turn! <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Sun, 11 Mar 2012 22:32:39 EST Do U unplug ? I try to unplug once a week, I feel the need to relax, or unwind .. so I do this ..does anyone else do this ? <em>38</em> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 15:07:30 EST from paris hello, i plan on visiting for 2 weeks, let me know if u want me to buy something for you, i will be back in chuck town, in april; <em>334</em> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:07:46 EST All hail Saturday! How's yours so far? Mine started with whining dogs and regrets on taking them out in my pajamas. It was a bit chilly out there when the wind kicked in. I think I'm finally warm now, lol. <BR> <BR> I'm working today, so my plans include that, some housework, and cooking. What's on tap for you ? <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:28:36 EST Wonderful Wednesday! Morning, all. <BR> <BR> Here's to a fantastic Wednesday. It's going to be busy here thanks to school, work, and a baseball game tonight. Oy. What does your Wednesday look like? <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Wed, 22 Feb 2012 08:22:35 EST Almost Monday and Mardi Gras Evening, all. How was your weekend? Hope the rain didn't bring anyone down. We helped a friend move this afternoon (just the last few things) and spent the day pretty much on the road. I am beat and looking forward to a good night of sleep. <BR> <BR> The kiddos are off until Tuesday, so tomorrow will be spent with them unless they pull the angsty teen cards and sulk in their rooms. Kids! Love them and some days cannot wait until they are grown and on their own. <BR> <BR> It's Mardi... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 22:41:01 EST It's the weekend, baby! Hope yours is fantastic, rainy or not. <BR> <BR> Sherrie Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:34:13 EST Hello Charleston I joined SparkPeople in December and did well for that month but then I lost my way. Now its time to get back on track, I am happy we can be there for each other. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:31:35 EST Happy Valentine's Day! Hope it's a great one! Start by loving yourself. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:46:48 EST A-Z Exercises, Stretches, Sports Abdominal Crunches Sat, 11 Feb 2012 08:39:14 EST Have a fantastic weekend! Make it a good one and stay warm! If you have to, let faucets drip over the weekend - we'll see freezing temperatures. <BR> <BR> Peace! <BR> Sherrie Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:06:01 EST New! Hello Charleston Sparkers! Glad I could join you. <BR> I am just beginning my adventure to a new healthy lifestyle. I am 40lbs down from my heaviest weight and am hoping to see that number continue to drop a little bit more. The large chunk of weight I have lost was from diet and cardio alone and I have just recently started to attempt to "tone up" and "build muscle". <BR> I would always love to find work out buddies, so if anybody wants to go running together or possibly hike, please feel f... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:52:27 EST Happy Wednesday! How is everyone? Hanging in there? Recovering from Superbowl excesses? <BR> <BR> No excesses here, just changes. <BR> <BR> Here's to a great evening! <BR> Sherrie Wed, 8 Feb 2012 16:06:06 EST January's end and February's beginning Can you believe it? Did your month go as planned? Have you made a plan for February? <BR> <BR> I lost 6 pounds this month and maintained last week. It's a great start to the year. I've been tracking meals and exercise thanks to the handy dandy SP app and keeping on track for the most part. I've noticed that when I cut back on protein or had too many simple carbs, I'm hungry all day. I'm lax on protein today and can feel it. I'm also fighting last night's junk food dinner hangover and... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:23:10 EST Tai Chi or Qigong, anyone? I've tried both and am hooked. So relaxing and empowering at the same time. <BR> <BR> Sherrie Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:19:59 EST Jack LaLanne Hello , I need some help. I am looking for Jack's program that was set on a workout tape- I saw it once on You Tube, but can't remember the Instructor's name ..I am getting Nic to start to work out , and he likes Jack's approach ..balanced.. This video, does not have as many breaks between the exercises as the originals . Let me know ! ty <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 06:48:24 EST Thirsty Thursday! Morning. <BR> <BR> It's debate night tonight at the North Charleston Coliseum, so if you have business in the area, beware of additional traffic. <BR> <BR> I kicked my morning off with two glasses of lemon water this morning before breakfast. It's a new again habit and I feel a difference when I don't start this way. <BR> <BR> What do you drink the most? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! <BR> Sherrie Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:01:24 EST Work it Wednesday! How is your week going so far? Are you getting in some exercise? Anything that gets you moving more counts - walking more, actively playing with the kids, heavy cleaning, moving furniture, etc. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got in some heavy cleaning, walking, and yoga. You? <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:17:51 EST Charleston Marathon Did anyone run the Charleston Marathon? I am inspired by marathoners. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:09:47 EST January 2012 is half over! How is everyone? Can you believe it? It's flying to me. Anyone else feel this way? <BR> <BR> How are things going? Are you sticking to plan? Enjoying the changes you made? So far January has been up and down for me. I'm keeping positive in mind and spirit, but sometimes by body does not want to play along. Slow and steady progress is my goal and I'm sticking with it. The SP mobile app is helping me keep track on the go, and it's making a difference. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:08:42 EST Have a great day! Here's to the start of a new week. Let's make it a good one. <BR> <BR> Peace. <BR> Sherrie Mon, 9 Jan 2012 07:45:01 EST Air Force Base Gym. Does anybody work out on the air force base? I am going to start going there this week, and want to go to some classes, and would love some workout buddies! <em>250</em> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 15:53:32 EST Another cold one! Happy Wednesday, all. <BR> <BR> What's on tap for your day? It's Wednesday, so the new store specials are out. Harris Teeter is running a super double coupon deal this week, so there is a chance to score free groceries. Nice, eh? In addition, strawberries and blackberries are BOGO, so if you want them, go get them. <BR> <BR> Here's to a great one. <BR> Sherrie Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:21:24 EST 2012 Bridge Run Hi team! <BR> <BR> I've been quiet, but lurking. I've been in dealing with a lot of pain and it's all but killing my drive. I'm pushing through and hope the changes I've made will make a difference very soon. <BR> <BR> One of the goals I've set for 2012 is to finally tackle the Bridge Run. I'll be one of the walkers, but I'm doing it. Anyone else interested? <BR> <BR> Sherrie Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:52:57 EST Planet Fitness I'm new to low country and I just joined Planet Fitness. If anyone else has a membership there and would like to get together to workout please contact me. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:21:41 EST New to SC and SP Hi! <BR> I've recently moved to the Charleston area and I just joined Spark People. I'm a little overwhelmed by the site and i'm hoping to get advice and support here. <BR> Thanks! Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:32:29 EST How is the weather there ? its gray here its very gray here, looks like rain all the time, how is Charleston ? <em>252</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 10:52:41 EST I need some southern comfort I am homesick today, does anyone know where i can find some local talk on line ? I am in Paris, and really need to hear some normal language..Southern style of course <em>30</em> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:38:27 EST Hi team I dropped off the face of the earth for a while and could not bring myself to log in. I've been on a bad ride lately and have had no focus on fitness whatsoever. Everything hit at once and I was not in the mood to chat. And leading in any capacity has been beyond me lately. <BR> <BR> I haven't lost faith in my ability to reach my goals,but I have been shaken. My body has been rebelling against my mind and is forcing me to slow down and revisit goals. Right now, as always, my goal is to... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:49:34 EST Places to ride bikes! Biking is my go-to fitness exercise; I love it and I find it so relaxing. I live on James Island so of course I bike ride in my neighborhood and at JI county park, but does anyone know of any other cool places to ride bikes? My boyfriend and I like to change up the scenery when we're riding :) Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:52:16 EST I need a Fitness Buddy!!! I introduced myself forever ago, but my name is Jessica. I live in North Charleston but work in West Ashley. I am a member of Planet Fitness with my Mother but she always makes up excuses to not go. Meanwhile, since I am unable to drive, I'm practically wasting $25 a month by not going. If anyone would like to be fitness/workout buddies, please let me know(If my mother doesn't want to go, I'll just have her drop me off, darnit!). <BR> I really need a supportive person and someone that won't g... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:16 EST Kiawah half Anyone doing the kiawah half marathon dec 10th? This will be my first attempt! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:39:15 EST Aplologies Hi Team. <BR> <BR> I'm sorry for my silence lately. I am fighting off some bug that refuses to let go and it's been taking everything I have just to function. I've been rooting for you and always wishing you well. <BR> <BR> Here's to a kicking October! <BR> Sherrie Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:44:26 EST Susan G. Komen October 15 The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure will be held October 15 on Daniel Island. This 5K (3.1 mile) event supports breast cancer treatment, prevention, and research. <BR> <BR> You can register for the event at <BR><BR>e-for-the-cure/donate/ <BR> <BR> If you don't plan to participate and would like to donate - or if you are curious - our belly dance troupe team is Unveiling a Cure. My personnel page is <BR><BR... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:03:01 EST Relit Spark Hey folks, <BR> <BR> I'm Beth. I've been a Sparker on and off for a few years now. I was sparking along really well when on land and failing miserably when out at sea (I'm a mariner). Then, about three years ago I busted my ankle and found myself sidelined from almost all activities--even swimming. <BR> <BR> Long story made shorter, I had surgery last winter and have finally been released to full activity. After such lengthy recovery, I am invigorated to finally be able to focus on my ... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:28:10 EST Morning, all! How goes it? Good weekend? <BR> <BR> It was quiet for the most part here thanks to school and work and we all felt kind of lazy. Lazy weekends mean cheap weekend because no one wants to go out for much. No major errand running = no lunch or dinner out. <BR> <BR> We did take the dogs to the Pup Crawl, but returned home as soon as it ended. <BR> <BR> Sherrie Mon, 12 Sep 2011 08:25:38 EST Happy Saturday! It is a gorgeous day in Charleston. What do you have planned? <BR> <BR> It'll be a semi-lazy day here. We're leaving in a few for the Raising Cane's/Charleston Animal Society's Pup Crawl - free baths at CAS, treats at Petco, and bogo meal deals at Raising Cane's on Rivers Ave. Vegan me won't be eating there, but the dogs will like the attention - and I won't hurt my back bathing them myself. <BR> <BR> What are you up to? <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:57:11 EST Crazy week at my house Hi all! <BR> <BR> I was not a happy camper last weekend but am much happier this time. We found a mess under the floor we ripped out in the kitchen and the week has been spent making calls, finding possible leaks, and fixing the mess for the most part. It's better, I'm happier, and the family is much happier since I'm happier, lol. <BR> <BR> Hope you're having a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Sherrie Sun, 4 Sep 2011 14:09:09 EST ATTN: Chas. County Schools closed tomorrow. Thanks, Irene. <BR> <BR> grumble, grumble, gripe Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:47:00 EST How's it going? I don't know about the rest of you, but I am breathing much easier since Irene has decided to shift eastward. I worry about the Outer Banks and VA, though. <BR> <BR> Have your routines fallen into place since school started? <BR> <BR> Hope it's a great Thursday! Thu, 25 Aug 2011 07:49:06 EST Possible nasty weather - Hurricane Irene Are you ready? We have lots of canned beans, a few boxes of cereal, lots of charcoal, and charged batteries for electronics. We're as ready as we're going to be. <BR> <BR> Be safe, Sparkers. <BR> Sherrie Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:55:22 EST Park Circle Weight Loss Support Group I would like to invite anyone who is interested to a weight loss support group in Park Circle that we started last week. This group is to support each other in our weight loss goals. We will meet next Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 5:15 at the Senior Citizen House on East Montague Avenue. It is the building next to the tennis courts across from Sesame. If you are interested in coming and making new friends who are focused on losing weight we would love to have you. Please wear walking shoes... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:21:53 EST What's for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Let's share meal ideas, team! Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:34:25 EST Back to school this week! I'm counting the seconds, lol. Mine go back tomorrow and pouted all weekend, I'm going to use the peaceful mornings to get back into morning walks. <BR> <BR> What will your new schedule bring? <BR> <BR> Peace! <BR> Sherrie Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:16:05 EST Weekend, here we come! Here's hoping you all have a great one! <BR> <BR> Sherrie Fri, 12 Aug 2011 08:30:26 EST School starts in one week! I'm trying to be bummed about it in front of the kids, lol, but am celebrating inside. Their return means I have a little more free time in the mid afternoon to exercise, plan meals, and get in gear. <BR> <BR> Are your kids bummed? Are you? <BR> <BR> Peace! <BR> Sherrie Tue, 9 Aug 2011 17:35:13 EST August? Where has the summer gone? Hi all. <BR> <BR> First, my apologies for disappearing on you for so long. School and summer hijinks took much more time than I expected and I cannot tell you what else I've done over the past few weeks. It's a blur! <BR> <BR> I'm back and will become more active in the next few weeks because the kids are heading back to school very soon. And I cannot wait! <BR> <BR> Enjoy the rest of the tax-free weekend! <BR> Sherrie Sat, 6 Aug 2011 22:58:59 EST New to Low Country I moved to Hanahan in December of 2010 - I enjoy the area's history and have find plenty of places to walk. Although I walk with my husband and dogs every day - I have joined a gym to be able to step up the intensity without dying in the heat. <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 20:06:52 EST Finally Friday! I'm checking in early just in case I'm a zombie later on, <BR> <BR> Did anyone else lose power during the storm? We were dark for over 4 hours and I thought my daughter would explode. That's the longest she's been disconnected during her waking hours in years, <BR> <BR> Anyway, the weekend is almost here. Any plans? <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to take a lap around the neighborhood. Saturday will make a week since my back went wonky and I think one lap shouldn't kill me. I hope. ... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:23:59 EST Losing weight in South Korea ain't easy. Hi everyone! My name is Chevelle and I'm a 24 (25 on the 1st of July!) year old woman...girl...woman-girl living in Daegu, South Korea as an English teacher, originally hailing from Charleston, South Carolina. <BR> <BR> I've struggled with weight my entire life, I think, and coupled with PCOS, a predisposition to diabetes, and an Italian Heritage, it's safe to say that my struggle has been more of an epic failure with a few grand moments of insignificant weight loss at best. <BR> <BR> Livi... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:57:58 EST Morning, all :yawn: <BR> <BR> What gets you moving in the am? I mean beyond what you need to do to get ready for work, school or whatever. What really wakes you up? <BR> <BR> For me, it's that few minutes I get alone outside with the dogs. We're lucky to have a good sized lot they can run around while I'm recovering. While they run, I close my eyes and take a few deep breaths. While this isn't the best thing to do with this much pollen about, it wakes me up. Something about the fresh air just ... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:28:04 EST Happy Solstice! It's miserably hot and it's sucking the energy out of even the dogs. How are you staying cool? <BR> <BR> I'm keeping water and iced tea by my side and focusing on lighter meals. <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:20:56 EST New 5k in Chas! Need walkers/runne rs/volunteers Hi my fellow Charleston Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I'm helping organize a local 5K walk/run with Charleston Habitat for Humanity. It's the first time that Habitat has hosted a walk/run in Charleston. It's also the first time that I've helped plan a race, but I know its going to be great! <BR> <BR> It's going to be held at James Island County Park on Sat, Sept 17th at 9am. It should be a perfect race for beginners, and it will be kid and dog friendly :) <BR> <BR> You can sign up to walk or run he... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:44:33 EST Getting close to 4000 members - let's plan a walk Hey team, <BR> <BR> Looking to feel out the interest of a spark rally walk somewhere to get some of us together to meet face to face and have a spark walk to help motivate each other and just meet the team. Wat are your thoughts? Where might be a good place centrally located with parking? Maybe early on a summer morning or wait till like October? We could have a challenge up through that time to see who meets their goals by then or for bigger people like me we could submit in body percent... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:00:05 EST Have you joined a challenge? A lot of people are motivated by challenges.... Sparkpeople has them for sure...<BR>ge.asp <BR> <BR> Join a challenge, it might help push you to the next level. <BR> <BR> Have you joined the teams spark goals... How are you doing on them? Could you do better? Is there one goal you can focus on this week? Drinking more water? Staying in your calorie range? Or maybe it is just tracking your food? <BR> <BR> I'm on day 5 of tracking my food...what a... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 07:38:52 EST June is half over already! What have you been up Howdy, y'all (done in my best Sandy Cheeks voice). <BR> <BR> It's been too long. I fell off the wagon a bit and am working my way back. I took a fall in the yard - helped by my dogs slamming into the step ladder - and have not been up to moving or cooking the right things. But I am back, slowly but surely. <BR> <BR> The kids are out of school (but I'm not, pooh) and hubby will be taking a few days off at the end of the month, so I needed to get back into gear before the slacker infl... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 12:03:09 EST Charleston Newbie Hey everyone, <BR> My name is Mariah, came across an ad for this site on youtube after looking for a good & fast cardio work out. So far loving the site, always looking for a buddy! Don't be shy. <BR> <BR> xoxo. Wed, 8 Jun 2011 11:14:07 EST And speaking of walking On The Dr. Oz Show the other day I heard about Walk with Walgreens. It's a program geared toward improving one's health by walking and going from there. Rewards for participation include discounts and coupons in addition to better health. I haven't decided if I'm going to join or not between school, work, the family, and here, but I have bookmarked the site and thought I'd share. <BR> <BR> If you're participating, tell us what you do and don't like about it. <BR> <link>walk.walgreen... Fri, 13 May 2011 09:52:01 EST Long time no see! Hi all. <BR> <BR> First, wow! Where has the time gone? I thought it had been just a couple of weeks, but I didn't mean to be away this long. I'm sorry about that. <BR> <BR> I'm back and more than ready to walk, stretch, lift, and eat my way to better health. <BR> <BR> Hugs, all. <BR> Sherrie <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 May 2011 09:46:54 EST Greetings from a wannabe "after"! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Glad to be a new member of Charleston Sparkers!!! I am also glad to be back using SparkPeople again and taking control of my dieting issues! In the last few weeks I have intentionally exercised for the first time and I have also learned I do not have to eat all of what is in front of me (and I do not feel deprived at all) Please feel free to offer me tips and support and I willl gladly return the favor. Good luck to all of you! Christina Tue, 10 May 2011 23:18:10 EST Newbie Hi Everyone, <BR> I reside in the West Ashley Area and I am looking to work out...If anyone has any suggestions on the foods I should eat and what exercises I should partake in I am all ears...I have been trying for a few years with no result. I really would like to lose weight :( Fri, 6 May 2011 15:26:06 EST Good luck to tomorrow's Bridge Run participants Have a great one! Share your stories when you can. <BR> <BR> Sherrie Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:55:29 EST Hi Everyone Hey Charleston Sparkers! <BR> Just wanted to quickly iuntroduce myself. My name is Jessica and I am 35 years old. I live on James Island, and have been here for about 13 years. I am a stay at home mom to two boys, ages 4 and 3. I have been having weight issues since I got pregnant with my first son. I always seem to lose the first ten no problem, but then fall back into old habits and gain it back, plus more I am now part of "Move it to Lose it" at MUSC, and that is where I was introduced to... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:19:21 EST The end of March is upon us It flew by! I can't believe it's almost April. Crazy, right? <BR> <BR> So, did you reach your March goals? I didn't, but I am not going to beat myself up and I am getting back on track. I missed my mileage mark and plan to make up for it this month. <BR> <BR> My plan for tomorrow is to set my April goals and go from there. One of those goals is the third successful completion of the PCRM Vegan Kickstart starting April 4. <BR> <BR> Peace until tomorrow. <BR> Sherrie Wed, 30 Mar 2011 23:57:53 EST Another Monday - and what happened to Spring? Hi and hugs, all! <BR> <BR> So, which of you already packed away cool weather clothing? This is one time procrastination has paid off for me. :-) <BR> <BR> I have final projects due and had a small setback, but I'll be more present this week. <BR> <BR> I'll be back later today to chat more. <BR> <BR> Peace and have a great day! <BR> Sherrie Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:37:51 EST hi everyone Im a transplant from long island ny but still learning the town <BR> im a stay home mom of 3 one of which is aspergars which I <BR> think helped with my weight gain with the move <BR> have to admit up front <BR> im currently not in charleston but myrtle beach looking the <BR> west ashley area to move by end of year <BR> was hoping to make new friends and understanding of new <BR> way of life with better helth Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:46:33 EST A drive by shout out You know, it just doesn't feel right when I don;t check in with you all regularly. I hope everyone is recovering from that lost hour and enjoying the temperatures as much as possible. <BR> <BR> Much love and happy weekend thoughts! <BR> Sherrie Sat, 19 Mar 2011 21:05:19 EST Speed work/interval training Hi all! I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in meeting up for some speedwork. I have just finished a half-marathon and am really trying to keep up a strong running plan. I am, obviously, wanting to get faster. I am a bit intimidated by the Charleston Running Club as I contacted them and they made it clear that most of the runners were quite fast. I am not there yet...but want to be. I was hoping to meet up at a local track to run some Yasso's 800s or mile repeats. Let me... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:25:30 EST Crazy week Is anyone else having one of those? It's been a doozy, folks. <BR> <BR> Have you had any interesting challenges this week? I've got one for ya, lol. I had a horrid nightmare the other night and cannot look at meat. It makes my stomach twitch and my family is not happy about it since I'm the main cook. While I'm ok with this week's menu, they have not been. <BR> <BR> Anyone else want to share? <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday! <BR> S Thu, 10 Mar 2011 06:43:27 EST Happy Sunday! Just wishing everyone a great Sunday. <BR> <BR> Peace, all. <BR> S Sun, 6 Mar 2011 03:44:17 EST Meetups - what say you? How would you like to have occasional meetups? They don't have to happen often - maybe once a month or bimonthly. <BR> <BR> S Wed, 2 Mar 2011 14:47:01 EST Wonderful Wednesday Hi all! <BR> <BR> I hope the cooler temperatures and wind aren't bringing you down. My evening yesterday was much cooler than expected, but it was lovely out. <BR> <BR> If anyone is up to it, swing by Earth Fare tonight for the vegan potluck with Charleston Veggies and Vegans. It starts at 7 and you can pick up something at the store's deli or whip something up. I'm not sure at the moment if I can make it, but oh my goodness I want to. <BR> <BR> Anyway, how's your week been so far?... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 14:44:27 EST Spring into Running 5K at James Island County Park Want to run on the trails? Next Saturday, March 5 at 9 am, check out this 5K. Registration ends Thursday, March 3. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/pkt-spring-into-running-5k-race-2011?<BR>cmp=23 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not ready yet, but some of you veteran runners may be. <BR> S Fri, 25 Feb 2011 23:34:51 EST Weekly challenges? How do you all feel about starting weekly challenges? Nothing too crazy - exercise minutes, fruit and vegetables - similar to the team challenges. <BR> <BR> What say you? <BR> Sherrie <BR> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:08:11 EST Happy President's Day! The week ahead.... Hi all. I hope some of you had the day off. The kids and I did, but hubster had to put in a full day. He said it was incredibly productive, so he has no complaints. <BR> <BR> And how about his weather? How awesome is this? I feel bad for those still digging out of the snow, but am celebrating the return of the sun and warmer temperatures. It's perfect for getting back outside for sweat time. <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? What is the plan for the week? <BR> <BR> Peace, all! <BR... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:00:37 EST SP 5 K Training Plans and Virtual 5K I used to be a runner and loved it. I still watch track and field competitions when I can catch them and remember the rush I'd get when pushing for that last 100 yards. These days I'm a lot slower than I used to be but am working toward moving faster. I'm about to start on a Couch to 5 K plan and am stoked to find several SP plans, from walking to running and including a walk/jog and rookie plans, <link><BR>-plans.asp </link> <BR> <BR> In addition,... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:52:26 EST Exercise and Fitness I realized we need an excise forum, so here it is. Exercise is a necessary evil and can be just about anything that gets us moving. Jump on an elliptical trainer or jump around with the kids. Walk on the beach or a 5 K. Dance your troubles away on the dance floor, with a partner, or just because. Whether we strength train, practice yoga, or whatever, we have to move. <BR> <BR> Here's to moving! Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:47:01 EST Gorgeous weekend ahead We are getting a taste of spring and I am loving it. The temperatures, yes; the allergies, no. It seems mine are in overdrive this week. But anyway.... <BR> <BR> What does your weekend hold? SEWE is starting and we are not planning to take in any of the events. If I was less broke I'd check out the special vegan dinner at 17 North on Sunday, but tuition and a 'surprise' project deadline have put a kink in my plans. I will be working around the house since the weather is begging for it... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:19:37 EST I can't find my visual motivation Has any one find a place where you can find pics of normal looking healthy people ..? i have spent 2 hrs on the computer - and gave up Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:21:11 EST A gorgeous week is ahead of us Have you seen the forecast? We're supposed to have clear skies and temperatures near 70 all week. I am stoked! I plan to get in as much sun as I can while I can. and my dogs are going to love it as well. <BR> <BR> And V-Day! I hate the overly manufactured holiday, but love how guys get in a tizzy and are so desperate to make the day special. I used to work retail and thought the clueless and desperate look was kind of funny. We celebrated as a family tonight - heart-shaped pizzas, sa... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 22:05:52 EST Time to make a change Today is my 40th birthday, i've struggled with weight gain and depression since my mother passed away in it's time to make a change...i am determined this time around to lose the weight and beat the depression. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:22:48 EST hi everyone! I'm new to this site (just joined today) and happy to see a Charleston group! I am looking forward to reading through all the information that is available here (wow there's a lot lol) and getting to know y'all too. Tue, 8 Feb 2011 20:55:20 EST Weekend Roundup - How was it? Howdy, y'all! I just channeled my inner Sandy Cheeks! <BR> <BR> Anyone else dealing with bummed out Steeler's fans? The hubby and kids are down and I'm just glad it was a good game. My teams (Raiders and Panthers) were both out, so I was Switzerland tonight. <BR> <BR> So, how was your weekend? It wasn't bad here - lots of walking this weekend and decent eating. The teen had her birthday party Saturday and my goodness it was loud in here! I still have not recovered and there were on... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 23:18:45 EST Happy Chinese New Year! We're celebrating with takeout and a kung-fu movie. What are you up to? <BR> <BR> S Thu, 3 Feb 2011 17:50:45 EST Looking for a Work Out Buddy Hey'all - I am looking to find a workout buddy in the Lake area/Moncks Corner. I joined East Shore - and would like a buddy to meet over there ..let me know. ty <em>30</em> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 14:52:26 EST January 2011 Wrap Up - How was it? Howdy, howdy! <BR> <BR> Can you believe January will be over in just a few hours? Time flies, eh? <BR> <BR> So, let's take a look back. How was your month? Did you gain perspective? Lose a few? This doesn't have to be about weight, but anything you want to share. <BR> <BR> I maintained this month which is awesome considering the issues I've been dealing with. I am an emotional eater and have found alternatives to binging that work. I've added fruit and veggie servings almost every... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:47:33 EST It's the weekend, baby! And Charleston's weather is supposed to be gorgeous! What do you have planned? We're playing tourist since it's the last weekend to take advantage of the pass and planning the teen's birthday celebration. <BR> <BR> No matter what you have planned (or not), have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> S Fri, 28 Jan 2011 20:34:39 EST Trippy Thursday Trippy as in tripping over the dogs and my own feet. It's one of those, lol. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:32:09 EST Freebies from Earth Fare - pantry makeover & more I don't know how many of you shop at Earth Fare, but I wanted to share this offer. <BR> <BR> When you register for their new website, you'll get a coupon for a free pantry makeover. You'll trade in peanut butter, jelly, cereal, Vitamin Water, and salad dressing and receive Earth Fare branded versions. You'll also get a free dinner for four. It's worth it to me. :-) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>WelcomeHome.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> Sherrie Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:49:35 EST Busy, busy week ahead 1/24-1/30 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I hope you're all doing ok. I'm still on injured reserve but trying to get in my walks anyway. I'm slow and not moving as quickly as I'd like, but I know what I have to do. <BR> <BR> This week is going to be challenging. There are 5 family birthdays this week, a flare up from hell, a new school session, tax prep, and bills. Wheee. I have a plan for dealing with the stress - yoga, meditation, and a well-stoked fridge and pantry. <BR> <BR> What's on your agenda this we... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:01:09 EST hi I am Elizabeth I am 34 and I am 150 lbs ..I gain weight after my divorces and now I trying to lose it . <BR> I am looking for females in the west ashley area to work out with I have a gym at our aptment and just need people to work out with..walk , to motivate me and I motivate you ..workout partner... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:28:20 EST Hello, Charleston Sparkers! Hi, everybody! My name is Jim and I'm here to lose! Just found SparkPeople this week and I'm looking forward to this journey. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:07:01 EST Gorgeous Thursday So, how are you spending it? Finishing a paper and working for the most part here. Exciting, I know, lol. Oh, and making plans to play tourist again this weekend. Since we're all recovering we'll take it somewhat easy and take in a couple of museums - the Customs House and the Old Slave Mart. We picked up the Tourist in Your Own Town family pass ($50) and have only used it once so far. Active weekends help us all as a family and help me stay on track when we eat out. The more active I am... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:40:41 EST hi there! Hey all, I'm new to SP but not new to Charleston. I grew up here but moved away as a military spouse and have recently moved back as a completely different person. Two children and lots more to lose, I am now ready to be a healthier me for myself and my family. <BR> I would like to find out about upcoming local walk/runs to train for, and any good/safe areas for exercising in the North Charleston/Hanahan area :) <BR> Thanks everyone! :) Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:36:48 EST Hi and welcome new members! Whether brand new or starting anew, welcome, welcome! Join in, chat, introduce yourselves. Let us know how we can help. <BR> <BR> You're not alone on this road. It's a little easier when you have others with you. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:41:17 EST Wednesday post: The weather & such It is gorgeous! At least when the sun is out. It's partly cloudy in my area of Charleston and both kids are home sick today. My motivation to move is hampered somewhat by a body that cannot cooperate. :sigh: I may be on injured reserve, but I am making better food choices. <BR> <BR> So, how has your week been so far? Your day? Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:25:16 EST Places to run Well I have begun training for the Disney Princess Half and I am trying to find new places to do my training runs. I normally run at the bridge, downtown(Broad St. to Colonial Lake and around), and at Folly Beach. I live on James Island but work in Mt. Pleasant and Downtown so anywhere near those areas would be great. Also I need to find a track to do my speedwork. Are the high schools around here ok to use? Thanks a bunch! :) Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:45:02 EST coffee Vanilla Caramello addiction. I tell myself....its fat free milk. I need the jumpstart....and any number of other things. Not to mention the fact that its horrible for costs $5 everyday! Kickin it today..... <BR> <BR> <em>287</em> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:11:21 EST Why My why is bikini season....short term... :) <BR> <BR> I'm 27 and recently divorced. I have made leaps and bounds in my journey to a better life and this is a major step for me. Taking care of myself and my body so that I can just be happy an enjoy the world around me is my why. When I exercise, I know I feel better. <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:03:53 EST Snow/Ice /Bridges Closed Day For those of you that are at home today, what is your plan for staying on track for the day? <BR> <BR> I'm at home with my kids and I've already consumed more calories than I would have liked at this point. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:28:32 EST Any Walterboro memebers? Looking for buddy i Walterboro <BR> Dee Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:44:12 EST Free Kathy Smith Walking Workout I love Kathy Smith's workouts and subscribe to her newsletter. This week she offered a freebie and I thought I'd share it with you. <BR> <BR> Get a copy of Pump of the Pace, a 1 hour Mp3, by using the code Pump11 at checkout. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <link><BR>p-up-the-pace.html </link> <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Sherrie Sat, 8 Jan 2011 03:13:54 EST How was your week? Hi, team! <BR> <BR> Can you believe we're already a week in to the new year? I don't know about any of you, but this week has flown by in some ways and dragged mercilessly in others. <BR> <BR> How was your week? Was it challenging? Did you get in 5 or more servings of fruit and/or veggies? 8 or more glasses of water? At least 10 minutes a day of exercise? <BR> <BR> Me? Produce and water intake were high thanks to a veggie stew and greens that made up most of my meals. Exercise minut... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 03:09:25 EST Hey Everyone!! Happy New Year Y'all!!! My name is Hannah. I am a 24 year old married mother of two and I am finally and completely ready to be a healthier me! I am so excited to have found sparkpeople because I REALLY need all the motivation and encouragement I can get. My family recently moved back to Charleston after moving out west for a few years and while I LOVE my favorite city, the food here is definitely a downfall of mine. I look forward to getting to know everyone in the group and offering encoura... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 19:26:43 EST OT but great news Hey everyone! Charleston did it! We came in #5 on Walmart's food bank contest! $100,000 will be donated to Lowcountry Food Bank thanks to Chucktown's efforts on Facebook. Sweet news for those in need. <BR> <BR> Sherrie Fri, 31 Dec 2010 20:45:02 EST sparkpeople newbie Hey everyone I'm Jessica and I live in North Charleston. Not new to trying to lose weight, just to sparkpeople :) <BR> The site is really interesting and I like it so far, especially when there's groups that are local! <BR> I've been trying to go to the gym with my mom 3 times a week though we took last week off for obvious reasons...well, that and the fact that transportation's kinda hard for me right now. <BR> Anyway, Just stopping by to say hey and that I hope wherever and however people ... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:48:26 EST Newbie: Hi To Everyone Hi, my name is Lourdes Porter living in north charleston area. I'm currently not new to the area but to Sparks website. I moved from Manhattan to south carolina because of my mom's hometown here; she is from Camden, SC. For me i have lived here back and forth and back again. I guess you can say that I love to travel but not stay in one place for too long. Anyway, i am here to get my body and mind fit, just need alittle help to get motivated. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 01:06:57 EST Hello New Team!! Hi! I just moved to Charleston in October and had still been in my TN team until today. I am hoping to hear of new ways to work on my health in this new town. I would love to find a running group if anyone knows of one in town! Thanks! <BR> <BR> Niki Sun, 26 Dec 2010 19:07:51 EST Merry Day After! So, what goodies have you received this holiday season? The family gave me a stand mixer and bread maker, so I'm a happy girl. <BR> <BR> And there is still the possibility of snow. Dave Williams from News 4 just tweeted about snow in Colleton County and The City of North Charleston posted about the chance of some in Charleston today. It's already coming down in Darlington and Columbia. <BR> <BR> Safe travels. <BR> Sherrie Sun, 26 Dec 2010 11:17:04 EST Hello Charleston... Hello people! <BR> <BR> I am not new to Sparkpeople but I am new to Charleston. My husband and I just moved here from Cincinnati and we've been here...officially 3 weeks tomorrow. I'm 25 years old and my weight very slowly, but very surely, piled on after I started college. I am looking to lose ten pounds, tone my arms, stomach and back and make new friends in my new city. <BR> :) Thu, 11 Nov 2010 09:18:32 EST Maintaining my Goal Weight I have been a Spark Member for 4 years. In teh last year I reached my weight loss goal of 50 pounds. I have had a relatively easy time maintaining this until recently. <BR> <BR> I have had a stressful year and am grateful I have been able to keep the weight off. But now that winter is coming I need to keep up the exercise like I did this summer. <BR> <BR> I am a nurse from Lexington now back in school at MUSC's Physician Assistant program. I am sitting more than I did as a floor nurse so I... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 15:01:54 EST Isle of Palms Connector Run Is anyone running the Connector run this coming Saturday? It would be fun to meet any fellow sparkers if so! Sun, 26 Sep 2010 20:38:33 EST We are over 3100 members strong now - Sparkrally? Team, <BR> <BR> We are over 3100 Members strong right now and whether your in here everyday or like me been slacking off we appreciate you! <BR> <BR> I wanted to start this forum to see if we had the interest to start a sparkrally for maybe End of October beginning of November when it is cooler? <BR> <BR> Let me know your thoughts on place, interest, time date etc. Thanks for being a charleston Sparker and keep pushing or get back on the wagon if you fell off like I did. <BR> <BR> Thanks... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 11:14:35 EST over 70 just joined st. Andrews fitness center Gereat club. Did all the weight machines and will swin on Thursday and do weight machiines, Having great fun. Are the any Sparks who belong? Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:37:00 EST IT starts today!! newbie to sparkpeople -ready to get this excercise/healthy eating under control -WA working mom of 2 little people with a goal of better health for 40 -13 months away. Started with food journal last week and adding excercise this week :) Sun, 15 Aug 2010 08:22:02 EST How do the French do it ? I am trying to lose weight for my trip to Paris- and not eating the foods that i do the french do it ? They eat rich food , and still stay thin. Yes i know they smoke alot, ..but really that how they do it ?? Please share any ideas or facts you know. Sat, 14 Aug 2010 23:29:49 EST Looking 4 a Bonneau Buddy Hello- I live on the lake, and looking for a buddy- 2 keep each other on track. I work in Charleston, but do not want to join a gym- alone. I do not smoke , no drugs. I need to lose 40 lbs. Its too hot to do walking outside now- open to ideas. I have been doing dvds, and trying to reduce what goes on my plate. Ty Fri, 13 Aug 2010 22:52:57 EST hi Charleston Sparkers Hello everyone, I am new to the Spark world. I am a 38 year old mother of 4, teacher, book reader, and walker. Whew! I am determined to turn 40 with a new lease on life, among my goals is to achieve a healthier lifestyle which does include losing weight and exercising more. Wed, 11 Aug 2010 18:24:54 EST I'm new from Summerville...I need a buddy! I'm looking for a support buddy in the Summerville area or even the tri-county area. I'm a 37 yr old mother of three (ages 17yrs to 2 yrs old). I dont have family here and very few friends. I currently weigh 274 lbs. I've already lost 15lbs but I'm struggling. My goal for now is to get to 200 lbs. Is there anyone out there that wants to journey together for better health? I would love to hear from you!!! Sat, 26 Jun 2010 08:29:04 EST Hello to All My name is Jessica. I attempted spark several years ago but have been taking it seriously since Christmas when I reached my heaviest weight ever. I have since lost 28 lbs, fell of the wagon for a few months gained 7 back and am finally short 1 lb of getting to where I was. I am very motivated right now and hope to keep it that way. :) I am looking forward to meeting others that are on my same journey. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 11:54:40 EST Ms. Optimistic Hello, my name is Christian and I am a 23 year old full-time mom and law student. I was born and raised in Charleston and I am very optimistic after reading the comments of others about this site. I am 5'9/10 (idk) and I weigh 205 lbs. Since January of 2007 I have lost about 56 lbs but my desire has always been to be under 200 lbs. I have accepted the fact that I will never be "skinny" but I would like to reach and maintain a weight of about 195. I currently work out about 3-4 times a wee... Tue, 18 May 2010 19:51:09 EST Diet Difficulties Hi there!i have had temptations all along and today was no exception!Did a little better with sweets today.i just thought this would be a good forum to discuss our diet difficulties!So hop on in and join me! <em>246</em> Sat, 3 Apr 2010 18:52:35 EST Hello Everyone! Today was my absolute first day to try and find my way around and start my journey to a healthy lifestyle. I have reached the point in life that I want to be as healthy as I can be and regain what I have lost, as I am sure, was the motivation for each of you. I know there will most likely be snags along the way - but we can do this! I owe it to my precious loved ones to take care of myself. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 20:58:43 EST Bridge runs (Yes, there is a second 'bridge run') Saturday is the Cooper River Bridge Run. Is anyone participating (running or walking)? <BR> <BR> For those of you who are not morning people, Pet Helpers is also holding the Edgewater Bridge 'Run' fund raiser in the afternoon. If you attend, be prepared - the food is greasy and fatty (I know this from last year) so you will want to watch your intake early in the day. Still, it is for a good cause! Tue, 23 Mar 2010 09:59:52 EST Exercise/Work out buddy.... I'm new to sparkpeople and still getting used to the site...but I was wondering if there's anyone around my ages in this group that would be willing to partner up to motivate each other/ work out together? I'm 21,turning 22 in May...and I work better if there's someone with the same goal working next to me. I live downtown and work full time, so its hard to squeeze in work out time...but I'm willing,its just tough to take that first step all by yourself. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:01:27 EST A Constant Struggle I'm Lauren. I'm turning 22 in May, and I haven't weighed myself in months - but I don't need to. My jeans don't fit,and my shirts are tighter then they used to be. I'm embarrassed when I look down and see my belly sticks out a bit more than it used to. I'm guesss-timating that I weigh around 180 lbs, and I'm 5 feet,9 inches. I struggled with my weight when I was young, then when my father got custody of me around the time I was 11, I lost alot of weight - he andmy stepmother fed me healthy fo... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 19:02:54 EST Bariatric Surgery I am scheduled for gastric sleeve surgery 3-17-2010. I am excited to get back into my smaller clothes. I have a general list of things to eat, but, just cannot figure out a menu.I bought some baby foods. I have all the necessary dookiung utensils etc to make tiny meals. Any ideas? Thu, 4 Mar 2010 15:52:31 EST Hello All I joined Spark back in 2006. I lost over a hundred lbs, and as of this moment I have gained back 29lbs. I am back on Spark to lose this and more. In the fall of next year I am moving from my home here in Montgomery back to Charleston. I was born and raised there, and I guess it is time to come back home. I am spending the next year and some to get down to my goal weight. The next year is all about me, and preparing to come home to the great state of South Carolina, and my beloved low co... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 21:05:37 EST I am going to succed this time!!!!!!! Hello everyone. This is my first day as a sparkie. I am trying to familiarize myself with the site which is overwhelming for me right now. I am going to need your support to help me make these live style changes once and for all. I have yo yo dieted all of my adult life. Now I am ready to embrace 50 physically, financially and emotionally fit. I have one year to get it done and I am ready. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:44:05 EST Hi! I'm joined about a week ago, but I'm just finding the time to really get started. I'm looking forward getting to know all of you! This seems like it will be fun! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:56:44 EST New to SC, returning to SP Hi! I have recently returned to SparkPeople. I had lost about 40 lbs. and through a couple of stressful years, I gained it all back. I was recently motivated to lose it all again following my engagement. My wedding is scheduled for August 8, 2010. I have already lost 10 lbs in the first month of trying. I started SP again at almost 5 lbs. down to help with my eating. I have increased my exercise and Spark is helping keep me on track. I'm excited to make new friends in the area especial... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 20:49:12 EST Newbie from West Ashley :) Hey all, <BR> <BR> I'm Tess and I just joined Charleston Spark today! I am a work at home Mom in the West Ashley area looking for encouragement and friends to help me on my weight loss/healthy living journey. I am getting ready to start working with the MUSC weight loss clinic next week and don't really know what to expect, but I am committed to doing whatever it takes to get healthy again. <BR> <BR> Hope to get to know each of you and wishing you all much success with your goals this year... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:52:57 EST Back on the Wagon I can't tell you how many times I have fallen off the diet wagon. I have 52 lbs. to lose. Spark sounds different and I'm hoping it is. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:18:26 EST Post your daily success I read somewhere on someones blog or post that they loved posting their daily success some where and reading the posts of others because it gave themselves accountability and they got inspired from posts of others. It not about how big the accomplishment or success is, its about the success you aremade and are working towards.....woohooo Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:16:27 EST Kathryn joins Spark Hi Spark Members. I am reading Spark the book and decided to join. I have been trying to lose weight for quite awhile the same 20 pounds to be exact. I need to find a way to commit to change. I am trying to shed all or none thinking and find a way to lose weight for good. Wed, 30 Dec 2009 14:19:51 EST New to spark people Hi everyone, I'm new to spark people. I have heard about this site for a while now. Join a fitness program at MUSC and did well for 1 yr. Now that I think I have the fitness part together I need to start working on my nutrition. I'm also in need of some help trying to figure out this website! <BR> I try to exercise for an hour at least 3x week, but feel that I need to ramp it up. I hope this group of motivated individuals will be able to help me out. <em>244</em> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:51:30 EST *extends hands* I'm new here.. Hello everyone! Great to be here.I just decided to join SP. I am a Stay at Home MOM with one 6 month old son. I'm currently writing my first book and ready to liberate my life from all negative things and transform into something powerful.Currently I am tipping the scale at 216 and WILL loose 52 pounds by June 15 2010. I'm still on my quest to be as fit as I can be without losing time with my family. I'm PUSHING AND I'M PUSHING HARD. Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:30:48 EST Hi! I'm new here!! :) Hi everyone. My name is Nikkie and I am 23 and live in Charleston, SC. I just ran across Sparkpeople and I am excited to be giving it a try. I need all the help I can get!! <BR> -Nikkie Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:21:16 EST Hi Everyone, I'm new to Sparkpeople Hi everyone. My name is Nikkie and I'm 23 and live in Charleston,SC. I just ran across Sparkpeople while reading on the "Couch to 5 K" website. Everything looks very interesting (and a bit complicated) but I'm excited to see what I can get out of this. Just wanted to say hi and will chat more later! Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:20:07 EST Hello Everyone Hi there....I'm Earlene, new to the Charleston area since Sept of this year. Joined the Sparkpeople while in Tampa, May of 09. Still learning this site, pretty extensive, but a great place to be with opportunities to succeed. Want to be a part of this team for support and encouragement to get and keep this body fit. Will share more later. <em>41</em> Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:57:18 EST Weekly Weigh In I thought maybe we could do a weekly weigh in. I usually weigh in on Friday <BR> <BR> Today I am at 191.4 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:16:14 EST Falling in the rankings! OK folks, we were around 98 or so in the SparkAmerica rankings for a while. We have been steadily dropping. Where is everyone? Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:18:44 EST Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - I'm in! On October 17, the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure will take place on Daniel Island. I have walked the 5K (about 3 miles) the past few years. This year I plan on running. <BR> <BR> Anyone else participating? Mon, 17 Aug 2009 07:21:29 EST Hey everyone a little about me WELL MY NAME IS TESHAY!! I'M 21 years of age and I'm 215 pounds the biggest I ever been.anyways sometime it's so hard to exercise everyday because I'm so tired after school and don't feel like it then. SOME DAYS REALLY GOOD I DO WORKOUT LIKE A WEEK STRAIGHT THEN I GET OFF AND EAT FATTY FOOD!! I REALLY NEED HELP LOSING WEIGHT Mon, 20 Jul 2009 00:02:23 EST bootcamp style group workouts Hey everyone, <BR> Last year I managed to loose 40 pounds by using boot camp and interval style workouts, along with running. I would like to try my hand at helping others and would like to start a weekly boot camp meeting either on folly beach or somewhere in West Ashley. I live off Folly Road close to Folly Beach and would really like to find others in the Folly/James Island area. This is not an advertisement for personal training or anything I just really enjoy these types of workouts ... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:46:48 EST bootcamp style group workouts Hey everyone, <BR> Last year I managed to loose 40 pounds by using boot camp and interval style workouts, along with running. I would like to try my hand at helping others and would like to start a weekly boot camp meeting either on folly beach or somewhere in West Ashley. I live off Folly Road close to Folly Beach and would really like to find others in the Folly/James Island area. This is not an advertisement for personal training or anything I just really enjoy these types of workouts ... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:42:51 EST New Too! Hi All - I'm new to Spark People. Looking forward using the Spark Recipes! Sun, 28 Jun 2009 14:55:33 EST Hello To Everyone I would like to introduce myself to my new team mates. My name is Bill and I have been a Sparkperson for over a year and a half. I discovered Sparkpeople in January of 2008. I have acheived my goal weight, three times already. I have lost a total of 115 pounds. I am currently maintaining my weight with the same tools from sparkpeople. I thank my luck stars for finding such a wonderfull site and for Coach Nicole and her programs. <BR> I am a new transplant to the Charleston area. I moved dow... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:51:54 EST New to Sparkpeople I'm new to the webpage. I really like the food entry page. I'm hoping that will make me watch what I eat. Exercise is gonna be a hard one for me b/c when I get home from work thats the last thing I wanna do and the summer heat isn't so nice either. I am interested in low cost indoor group exercises to keep me motivated! So if anyone has suggestions please let me know. Best of luck to everyone!! Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:23:04 EST Saturday, June 13 I plan on going to Hampton Park to walk at 8:30 Saturday. If anyone is interested, I will be at the gazebo. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 13:50:05 EST Introduction Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Debra and I joined the site last week. I am so excited. Spark is an amazing site and gift. This is exactly what I needed to help me reach my goal to become healthy and fit. I got on the scale at work and I was shocked at how large I was. I just couldn't do it any more. Thank God I watched GMA last Tuesday and saw the doctor who used this site. I really look forward to getting fit with all of you. <BR> <BR> Healthy living and be Blessed! Fri, 5 Jun 2009 21:42:02 EST Whats your biggest food downfall and work around? OK - so it seems my biggest food downfall is Ice Cream <BR> <BR> <BR> I love it....I started bying breyers fate free but not sure how much better it is. Anyone got anything that can help me? :0) Sun, 24 May 2009 08:53:24 EST new to SC and lonely Hi my name is Bonnie, <BR> I moved here last August and I still dont know anyone here. I am lonely for friends. Im trying desperately to lose weight and I need support from people who know where I am and help with getting me healthy. <BR> Hope to make some friends I can relate to. Thu, 21 May 2009 16:15:36 EST hey newbie here Hey everyone my name is Deborah and I am 21 years old. I just joined this site last night. My husband is in the Navy and we are currently living in Goose Creek. Thu, 21 May 2009 12:36:50 EST Where Is Everyone? Hello All! <BR> I'm back on Sparkpeople. I rejoined this team and have been checking in every few days but there doesn't seem to be much going on lately. The last post I made here, "DENI47" responded. (thanks DENI!) <BR> <BR> Is everyone doing okay? Are there any events going on or planned for the near future? I'd love to meet up with people in the Charleston area if anyone is interested. <BR> Please get in touch or respond and let's get things going here again! <BR> <BR> Susan Mon, 18 May 2009 17:43:26 EST Hi Hi, just joined the team and I am excited to begin my new journey. I have recently had a baby and have been successful in losing all my baby weight plus 4 extra pounds, however, I have gotten stuck. I hope this will encourage the weight to continue to drop! I think it will be an eye opening experience! Sat, 16 May 2009 16:23:01 EST hello So I have been at this for about a month now. This last week it felt like the scale did not move. I have started walking longer and have included a Jillian Michael's biggest loser 30 day shred. I am frustrated anyone have any tips or advise? <em>24</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 21:14:12 EST How's it Going? Hey everyone! I just rejoined Sparkpeople last week and joined this team (again). I noticed that except for the Quote of the Day there haven't been many posts lately. Is everyone doing okay? <BR> I'm plodding along and trying to get on the right track again. I know that there were some meetings being organized for walking and such. Is that still going on? My schedule is pretty hectic (I work 2 jobs and I play softball) but I do have some Saturday's open, Sunday afternoons are free, and summer... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:01:13 EST Any more CofC students? I'm a junior at CofC, does anybody else go there? Sat, 25 Apr 2009 09:19:09 EST New to posting I have been a "member" for a while, but not a good and regular poster. In the last 10 years, I have gone from 150 to well over 200 pounds. 150 was heavy for me as I am 5' 5" and have a small frame. My average is 125, but I would go for 135 at this point in time. I was diagnosed with FMS about that time and due to structural back damage, nerve damage, and general FMS tender spots I have become pretty sedentary along with bad eating habits. <BR> I am starting to try and get back to a better ea... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 22:20:28 EST Oh to talk to another human being... I posted here about 2 months ago and boom I fell out of interest again. Not in my goal, that is always on my mind, but in just keeping up with SP. Anyhow, I am dying to get out of the house to meet people. I love to go hiking, walks and play very casual tennis. I live in Mt. P and will soon be relocating to Goose Creek, but honestly - this is not a big town and I am anxious to explore! Working from home is turning me into a troll. HELP! My husband will thank you. <em>295</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:51:37 EST Where & What for next SparkRally??? Hello Team, <BR> <BR> What should we do for our next sparkrally in April? <BR> <BR> Please give me some ideas - would love to see a big turnout at the next one and hopefully this weekend to at Wannamaker Park. <BR> <BR> Let me know what and where for the next one though? <BR> <BR> Mark Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:15:35 EST Sparkcharleston spark rally Hello Team <BR> <BR> I set up a spark rally so that we can get some motivational support, get a good workout, and meet some fellow sparkers. <BR> <BR> Check it out on - RSVP right on the details at to let me know your going to join us at wannamaker park on March 21st at 9am. <BR> <BR> Mark Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:48:48 EST Charleston Sparkers "Summer Readiness Challenge" Hey Folks! <BR> <BR> Yep I cant Believe it either but there is only 97 days left until June 1st!! What does June mean in Charleston? Well we all know it means hot weather, summer, beach and bathing suit season. Yep - you read correctly, I said bathing suit and beach season. Are you ready for bathing suit season now? No - well me either! <BR> <BR> Thats why I thought it was a good idea to start a <BR> <em>192</em> "Summer Readiness Challenge" <em>192</em> Lets all be ready for beac... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:20:58 EST What is your "Why"? The reason why I need to get to my goal is so huge that I find the way to get it done. <BR> <BR> I have two wonderful kids right now and anther on the way coming 4/2/2009, a wonderful wife, and I was so unhealthy when I started this journey on 1/1/2009. If I don't continue and reach my goals then not only will I die and leave 3 children for my wife to raise on her own. I would have failed the one reason I want to live for ever and that is my family. How can I be a good father and role model... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:02:06 EST Follow me (markklim) on Twitter Hey there! <BR> <BR> markklim is using Twitter. <BR> <BR> Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? <BR> <BR> Its a great way to send out communication if you are on the go! You can receive updates by setting up mobile devices or recieve the update through email or on the web. You can also direct message someone for a private chat. <BR> <BR> Join today to start receivin... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 02:56:01 EST Hello Hello Everyone...I am going to try this far i've been on here all day and I really enjoy it...I just moved to Charleston in May of 2008 to attend culinary school so that is where the majority of my pounds have come's very hard not to be tempted...all the food is so good...and of course it's by the beach so of course i want to look good in that bikini...but i am also planning on getting married in about a year so i would love to get fit for that...i'm not trying to lose ... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 15:59:53 EST Hi Hi my name is Rebecca and this is the second time I have been on Spark people, and I am excited to see that there are people so close to me! Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:25:03 EST Hi----- Hi guys, <BR> i just found out about sparkpeople through another site called . I am so excited to be here, I want to lose about 10 pounds that i had gained during my pregnancy and have been struggling to do so. I am here for motivation and to keep me on track, cos i can get a little lazy. <BR> But, yeah.....i hope everyone out here will get to their goal weight as fast as possible... <BR> Palmo Wed, 14 Jan 2009 23:21:22 EST Question... does anyone know where in Charleston I can find ground lamb? I tried Publix and Whole Foods but neither had it. Thanks!! Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:58:42 EST Our beautiful Angel Oak I know this really has nothing to do with weight loss, but I wanted to pass this along to y'all. There are plans to build around the tree which then could lead it to being harmed and eventually cut. This magnificent tree is such a relaxing place and I often go there to clear my head and just think things through. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:51:49 EST Hello from downtown! I've lived in Charleston for several months and right now I'm working from home so it's been tough getting out to meet people. There are so many things I want to do around the city, but it's no fun when you're on your own. Anyway, I just signed up for this site and found out there are many more from Charleston so I just wanted to send out a brief hello! Do any of the people get together to do workouts together? Fri, 9 Jan 2009 00:37:44 EST New Year's Resolutions Hi! I'm Amber, a Biology/Chemistry student at College of Charleston. One of my resolutions is to live healthier and get toned, so I joined spark! I'm considering becoming a personal trainer, so I'm trying to get really fit. I joined the team for motivation and support! <em>224</em> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:25:06 EST Hello from James Island!! =) <em>15</em> I am new to Spark People and really hoping that I can pull through this time. I mainly joined because I am a person on a mission to be a new healthier me.. alone. I do not have a support system or something helpful to keep me in touch with my progress and reminding myself of my goals. <BR> <BR> I live in James Island and attend Trident Technical College. Seeing that there are spark people in Charleston made me smile big time! I'm hoping I can find some lifetime friends! <BR> ... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 01:30:27 EST New to SC Hi all - My name is Kat & I'm not new to SP, but went into hiding so to speak. My husband and I just moved to Mt. Pleasant from San Diego. Lots of changes and now I trying to reignite my 'spark'. Sad as it sounds - I am friendless and working from home makes it hard to meet ppl and has made my very lazy. Anyhow - here to make some changes now. Look forward to meeting others in my area with similar goals. Mon, 5 Jan 2009 12:51:55 EST Hello from Moncks Corner New Year - New You <BR> <BR> Hey everyone <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hello as I am new member and starting to get into this spark in the new year for life I hope. <BR> <BR> Mark <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 10:50:11 EST JOYOUS111 and ELVITTA13 - James Island & S'ville Hello Charleston! Sun, 28 Dec 2008 21:52:07 EST New Hi, I live on the Moncks Corner/ Goose Creek Line.. <BR> Been here in SC a little over a year.. <BR> 2008 I lost 28.. I'm hoping this year to do about the same maybe a few more . and then be at goal.. <BR> always looking for a friend for support. and give support back! <BR> always looking to learn something new! <BR> Hope you all had great holidays! <BR> <em>233</em> <em>231</em> Sat, 27 Dec 2008 18:47:13 EST Holiday stress is over! A lot of people use this last week of the year to eat terribly...They use the ever popular excuse..I will start Jan. 1...I know it is only a week...but rock it out! be lean and mean this week and hit the ground running come Jan. 1. I have done Weight Watchers for years..(20) and taught it here in Charleston for 15 years...I had some changes and Challenges in my life about 2 years ago and am now been coming out of them the last month or so..It feels wonderful coming back to ME! Tomorrow will... Fri, 26 Dec 2008 13:24:53 EST New Member to Team Hi everyone! My name is Rae Beth and I live in Cross! I have been a teacher for 25 years and throughout those 25 years I have been nothing but a stress eater! I am looking for support through this group in my goal of trying to get healthy and fit so that I can live longer and enjoy my family when I hopefully retire in about 4 years!! <em>43</em> Fri, 19 Dec 2008 13:39:59 EST Weight Watcher Leader new to site Hello all! <BR> <BR> My name is Joy Gerardi. I taught Weight Watchers in West Ashley and Mount Pleasant for 15 years. About 2 years ago, I went through some big changes and some challenges. I have gained 30 in these last two years. I quit teaching WW about 7 months ago because I did not feel good about being a leader when I was drowning. I am ready to get back to my goal weight and looking forward to using this website. I welcome any help/encouragement That I can get. thanks! and I look... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 18:59:22 EST New From West Ashley I'm a 23 year old in West Ashley looking for someone to maybe walk the bike trail or bike it. i need to just loose about 10-15 pounds. anyone wanna help? Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:13:53 EST Hi from North Charleston Hi all. I'm Sherrie, 39, married w/2 kids and 2 dogs. I joined SP and this group yesterday and hope to get some inspiration from other locals. <BR> <BR> I'm a bit of a hermit because I work and attend classes from home, but I hope to change that. <BR> <BR> Have a great Sunday! <BR> S Sun, 7 Dec 2008 14:15:40 EST I just joined this team I just joined this team, I thought I already was a member. is Charleston Sparkers, Charleston WV? <BR> If so I want to be a member. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 05:30:25 EST Greetings from Summerville! Hello my name is Alexis and I am from Summerville. I joined Sparkpeople to help me lose weight figuring it would be a pretty good source of motivation. I was in pretty good shape in college and want to get back to that weight. Just wanted to introduce myself and say howdy to my fellow Charleston Sparkers! <em>30</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2008 23:27:38 EST New Member from James Island Hi fellow Charleston Sparkers! My name is Hope, I live on James Island and have 3 beautiful children and a wonderful husband. I am a RN and work for the school district. I am determined to get rid on my extra weight and am always looking for others who enjoy life as much as I do. Looking forward to meeting some of you soon. Good luck to all. Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:19:15 EST James Island I'm a working mom looking for a dedicated workout partner, I like to work out before getting my household up and ready for school and me for work,or I can always do evening workouts. I'm looking for someone who is totally dedicated to getting inshape and getting rid of excess weight. Let me know if anyone's interested! Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:15:11 EST Hello Everyone! I am so glad I have joined this website and I hoping to get LOTS of support from it. I have been battling my weight for years. I have 50 pounds to lose and I am hoping to do it through help from this website... Any suggestions to get me started on a quick start would be great! Thanks. Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:44:57 EST Hello Everyone! I am so glad I have joined this website and I hoping to get LOTS of support from it. I have been battling my weight for years. I have 50 pounds to lose and I am hoping to do it through help from this website... Any suggestions to get me started on a quick start would be great! Thanks. Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:42:56 EST Hi!! I just started today! I am excited and I think this site will help keep me on track. I bet this group will help me do just that! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Sep 2008 22:40:19 EST wedding dresses My wonderful daughter-in-law to be called me and invited me to help her with wedding dress shopping! She said since I don't have any daughters to share the experience with she would like me to share it with her. Isn't she wonderful. She offered to go with me alone or I could come with her and her mom. I chose to go with her and her mom. My son and she have been dating for 8 yrs and living together for 7 yrs. They bought a home together in Mt. P two years ago. They have finally decided to ... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 09:54:03 EST