SparkPeople Sioux Falls Area Sparkers Team Messageboard Wecolme to the Sioux Falls Area Sparkers! Progress Not Perfections. :) SparkPeople Sioux Falls Area Sparkers Team Messageboard July Challenge Let's begin a new challenge which will be a walking challenge; it will start on July 1. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1: Walk 15 minutes everyday <BR> Week 2: Walk 30 minutes everyday <BR> Week 3: Walk 45 minutes everyday <BR> Week 4: Walk 60 minutes everyday <BR> <BR> You do not have to do it all at once (5 minutes here, 10 minutes there, etc). It does not have to be anything formal; you can walk around the kitchen table or around the building on a break at work. No you can not walk t... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 08:04:37 EST NEW TEAM LEADER <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I just noticed that this team was needing a new team leader and I thought I would make myself available to do that. I have lived in South Dakota for most of my life. I did take a 20 year hiatus though when I went to college in Oklahoma and then lived in the Tulsa and Durant area for most of those 20 years. I moved back to SD in 1994 to be near my family. <BR> <BR> I joined Spark People in 2006 and have had a struggle through the years with my weight and definitely ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:35:21 EST QOTW 03.15.2015 I hope everyone enjoy the spring weather last week. I hope everyone has adjust since Daylight Saving Time started last week <BR> <BR> QOTW: What way you do for exercise? Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:14:10 EST QOTW 03.07.2015 Do you have any plans this week to enjoy the spring like weather? <em>67</em> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 08:46:37 EST QOTW 03.01.2015 Do you have any plans for March? <em>137</em> <em>125</em> <em>67</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:41:04 EST March Challenge Our first challenge will be a walking challenge; it will start on March 1. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1: Walk 15 minutes everyday <BR> Week 2: Walk 30 minutes everyday <BR> Week 3: Walk 45 minutes everyday <BR> Week 4: Walk 60 minutes everyday <BR> <BR> You do not have to do it all at once (5 minutes here, 10 minutes there, etc). It does not have to be anything formal; you can walk around the kitchen table or around the building on a break at work. No you can not walk the weeks total mi... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:46:34 EST QOTW 02.22.2015 Do you have any plans this week? <BR> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:29:42 EST Weekly Weigh In For Week of 02.22.2015 You can supply as little or as much information you want. If you want to can tell us what the scale actual said ( i.e 456), instead of down 2 lbs. <em>9</em> <em>193</em> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:27:18 EST Challenge Ideas I am looking for monthly challenge ideas for the team. What would you like to see for a monthly challenge? <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:44:02 EST QOTW 02.16.2015 Are you giving anything up for Lent? Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:48:59 EST Weekly Weigh In for the Week of February 16 You can supply as little or as much information you want. If you want to can tell us what the scale actual said ( i.e 456), instead of down 2 lbs. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:42:48 EST Weekly Weigh In for the Week of February 8 You can supply as little or as much information you want. If you want to can tell us what the scale actual said ( i.e 456), instead of down 2 lbs. Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:13:04 EST QOTW 02.08.2015 What is your favorite exercise? Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:12:12 EST Spit or Swallow? Some of you may be familiar with this game from other Spark Teams. <BR> <BR> The idea of this game is to look at the previous word and tell whether you would spit it out or swallow. You then add a new food or drink for the next member to reply. <BR> <BR> Coffee Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:10:30 EST Question of the Week 01.25.2015 Do you take a multi-vitamin? Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:17:12 EST Weekly Weigh In for the Week of January 25 You can supply as little or as much information you want. If you want to can tell us what the scale actual said ( i.e 456), instead of down 2 lbs. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:55:11 EST Question of the Week (QOTW) for the week of Jan. 1 What do you like the most about the Sioux Falls Area? Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:45:58 EST Weekly Weigh In for the Week of January 18 Goal amount loss; Last week loss/gain; This week loss/gain <BR> <BR> You can supply as little or as much information you want. If you want to can tell us what the scale actual said ( i.e 456), instead of down 2 lbs. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>192</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:44:59 EST It's Tuesday, January 13, 2015, Let's Go Sparkers! Hello, how are you? Did you sleep well? What are your Tuesday plans? Is today your weigh in day? Don't forget to drink your water? Any thing on your mind you like to share? Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:21:31 EST It's Monday, January 12, 2015, Let's Go Sparkers! Hello, how are you? Did you sleep well? <em>102</em> What are your Monday plans? Is today your weigh in day? Don't forget to drink your water? <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> I woke up so this is a start :) Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:37:18 EST FORUM DESCRIPTION This forum is where will will be doing our weekly check-ins. <BR> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:04:55 EST Good Morning, Sparkers!! It's Wed. Jan. 7 '15 Hello, how are you? Did you sleep well? Have to dug out from all the snow? <em>425</em> What are your Wednesday plans? <BR> <BR> Stay warm Wed, 7 Jan 2015 06:55:43 EST Good Morning, Sparkers!! It's Tues. Jan. 6 '15 Hello, how are you? Did you sleep well? Have to dug out from all the snow? What are your Tuesday plans? <BR> Tue, 6 Jan 2015 06:59:28 EST Good Morning, Sparkers; it's Monday, Jan 5, 2015 Hello, how are you? <BR> <BR> Did you sleep well? <BR> <BR> What are your Monday plans? <BR> <BR> I woke up so this is a start :) Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:01:24 EST 2 Week Food Challenge Any one interested in joining me on a 2 week food/nutrition challenge? You can do any food plan that you currently do- just no "cheat" foods. <BR> <BR> I have done very well with tracking my foods, I have increased my exercise, but am not seeing any movement on the scale. I met with my nutrition coach today, and he is also not sure of exactly why. I usually have a 'cheat' food (less than 150 cal per day), but that should not be throwing me off- is it?! So I decided to do a STRICT nutriti... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:38:23 EST Fitness Goals What new things are you wanting or planing to do now that you are working on your healthy lifestyle? Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:23:37 EST Daily Humor Everyone loves a good laugh... What made you laugh today? <em>334</em> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 20:38:28 EST New Team Leader Hello All, <BR> I noticed that this team was absent for quite awhile- so I just signed up to be a team leader. I hope members come back! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> A little about me... I have lived in Sioux falls for about 3 years. The past couple of years have been rough- I have ate away a lot of miseries <em>46</em> overcome many obstacles <em>236</em> and want to spend time remembering who I am and challenging myself to do all of the things I have wanted to do. <BR> <BR> To a... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 18:32:33 EST What is your motivator? What motivates you? What keeps you going everyday? How do you face your obstacles? Fri, 8 Aug 2014 18:17:26 EST Hi Everyone! My name is Lisa and I am 29 years old. Yesterday I made the decision that I was done being tired and overweight. I want to live my life instead of watching it pass by. I turn 30 this year in September and I would like to lose some weight by then so that I can start my 30s as a healthier person. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great Friday! Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:38:11 EST Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening!! Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening! <BR> <BR> I'm trying this again. I new username and location. I moved to Sioux Falls (from northeast Nebraska) at the end of January for a career. I love my job, even though someday's I wonder if I'm good enough to keep it. <BR> <BR> I'm 35 and my age doesn't bother me until I realize that my baby brother is going to be 24. I'm 100% single, no kids. I'm doing this for me. I'm tried of asking my niece (4) if we can play the game on the table, because I kno... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:22:33 EST Brutal honesty Should I really post this? I think it's what a lot of us on here and to the people that haven't found this site are going thru so yes I will post this. I don't know if it's my who cares attitude, out and out stubbornness, fear of success, self sabotage because of fear of getting hurt again if I lose the weight and catch the eye of ANOTHER bad for me guy, self loathing because of past failures food addiction, emotional trauma or what is holding me back from getting started on a healthier lifes... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:49:33 EST Hello. I'm a newbie to the team. Hello. <BR> <BR> My name is Deb and I have lived in Sioux Falls for about a year and a half, now. My child and I live on the East side. We moved here from Daytona Beach, Florida. I made the move up here because I wanted my child (as well as myself) to have a better quality of life plus the chance to make a new start when my husband died. We really like it here, too, but it's taking us some time to get used to South Dakota winters! LOL! <BR> <BR> I recently started up with SparkPeople again... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:34:39 EST Walking groups in the area? I'm a transplant here from back East and wanted to know if there are any local walking groups? I found one through a local website but it's geared towards 50+ yrs and elderly. <BR> <BR> I'm a new mom so I'm not thinking I would have a lot in common with this age group. I know the pool off of Cliff Ave does water walking in the summers but other than that, I haven't a clue. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 10:29:59 EST I've been an MIA leader Sorry, gang, I've really been an absentee leader for this team. I'll give no lame excuses or try to sound busier than anyone else. It just is what it is. I'll stay on board if you want me to but if anyone else is interested in taking the helm please contact me. I love the opportunity for community support that Spark and the various teams provides. If anyone has ideas they would like this team to try, please feel free to share. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 21:18:36 EST Looking for a NE side buddy near Washington High I need to complete my workout/jogging between 430-530am. If interested msg me!! Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:02:15 EST Happy Easter! Hello, Team! <BR> I hope each of you have a wonderful Easter with family and friends. Some may be traveling and I wish you safe travels and good weather. Remember your health and wellness goals as you are surrounded by tempting foods and treats. Enjoy the food in moderation and the fellowship with gusto! Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:34:15 EST I'm new to the forum. Hi, so excited to join Sioux Falls Sparkers. I live on the west side of Sioux Falls 18th and Marion. Looking forward to chatting with all of you, as I begin this lifestyle change. More later. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:53:03 EST New Year Goals Let's use this topic for sharing our goals for this first month of 2013. <BR> <BR> My goal is to get to the gym a minimum of 3 times per week. <BR> <BR> What's your goal? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:40:53 EST Newb. Any advice? Hey guys! I am new to Spark People. So far, I love the site, but it's all overwhelming! My current weight is 150 and my goal is 125. I am a sophomore in college, so eating healthy is difficult for me. Where do I start? Any advice? Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:40:51 EST Ideas for holiday survival Yes, I've been missing in action. But I am back and want to know what you do to survive the holiday season with your health and weight loss goals intact. Let's see how many ideas we can share. Maybe you're doing something that helps someone else stay on track this season. <BR> <BR> 1. I'm making sure to keep up with my water intake. If I drink enough water I'll be too busy to drink many of the high calorie seasonal beverages! Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:25:45 EST Hi Sioux Falls People!!!! I'm thinkin' there are enough of us on here that one day maybe we should meet for coffee? We all have at least 2 things in common: Spark and Sioux Falls! Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:33:18 EST Dakota Dunes Hello~ <BR> I am from Dakota Dunes but I am interested in making a few Sioux Falls Spark buddies! I always start strong but need help continuing this fight! I look forward to interacting with other member s of this group! <BR> <BR> Heide Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:15:22 EST What's Up? We've been too quiet on this team. So, tell us, what have you been up to? Did anyone go to the fair? Or maybe one of the other local events. Let's heard from you! Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:09:25 EST looking for a zumba buddy.. I am new in the area and I would love to find somebody who loves to dance and go together to zumba .... let me know if you are interested :) Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:01:17 EST Hola!!! Hello everybody!! My name is Rocio I am 28 years old , I just moved to Sioux Falls with my husband, I am originally from Peru. I started this year with a goal in my mind... to lose weight for my husband graduation, I started last January and I went from 152 pounds to 128 pounds. <BR> It has been a long and hard journey for me, I still need to lose some weight and I am starting to feel I am losing my motivation. <BR> I really hope I can meet people to motivate each other and lose some pounds t... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:52:07 EST Newbie Hi. I'm Gina and new here too. Just wondering how many sparklers we have in this town? I am 40ish (at least for a few more months!) and gotta get a handle on things. I am walking and trying to cut out most sugars but having a HARD time. I am so addicted! Do any of you all ever get together for coffee or anything? I have lived here for 3 years now, have a hubby, an 11 year old daughter and live close to Roosevelt High School. Just "HI"! Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:18:38 EST here we go Hi, I am Vicky and I will be starting my weight loss journey today...........lord help me! Mon, 21 May 2012 06:02:01 EST Oh, brother. I'm in trouble... ... just by punching in my food for one day, I am over by 1500 calories. Not to mention my water count; ten glasses-full of water is overflowing the water graphic. The thing is I wouldn't mind having some more water before going to bed and something to eat. I know I don't eat well. <BR> <BR> A lot of people who might read this will think diabetes. I have been checked out by my doctor and no I don't have that nor do I have any food allergies, I had that checked out too. <BR> <BR> I ... Fri, 11 May 2012 01:47:19 EST Walking Group, Sioux Falls, Anyone interested? I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a walking group or some exercise group in the Sioux Falls area. I don't get out much and would like to meet up with others who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Maybe we can motivate and encourage each other. :) <BR> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 14:53:12 EST Looking for team suggestions I guess I've been MIA from our team for awhile. In the winter I seem to be very inclined to go into hibernation mode. Well, I'm trying my best to shake it and get back into the groove. Anyone else deal with the winter blues? <BR> <BR> I'm looking for input. What kinds of things would you like to see on this team? I'm willing to entertain any and all ideas to make this team more active and get more members involved. <BR> <BR> Post any ideas here for all to consider! <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:55:34 EST Hello Hello all! Happy New Year! To introduce myself, I am 33, mother of 2 and have at least 75lbs to loose. I have said numerous times that I am going to eat right, lose the weight and workout more- but I really don't think that I have worked that hard at it. This time is different, because I feel different about it. I have actually been looking forward to this day. I went grocery shopping yesterday, and have replenished my fridge/freezer with healthy foods and am geared up and ready to go. ... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 15:03:18 EST New to Spark and dieting Hello everyone! This is my first day to Spark and well to dieting over all. My home town is in Sioux Falls and I go to school in Rapid City. I'm excited to get started but a little nervous at the same time so any and all help would be very much appreciated. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Sgirl2388 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:14:05 EST Thanksgiving Plan - What is yours? Hey all! <BR> <BR> I posted this on the SD Spark page as well...but I thought we could use a blog about Thanksgiving and what are plans are for this week and day of and the aftermath. Would love to hear your plans and what works or doesn't work for you in the past. I have to go to 2 Thanksgivings this year - and the second one I am hosting (if I don't make it we don't eat it!). <BR> <BR> During a past Thanksgiving and holiday season I actually lost weight and I'm planning on keeping that i... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:46:11 EST New to Spark Hi Everyone! Today is my first day with Spark. I just switched over from as I see this site is way more active! Excited to continue to find motivation and keep on getting to those goals :) Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:31:12 EST Motivational Quotes Today I came across a motivational quote that I thought I just had to share with the team. What motivates you? Use this thread to post or discuss motivational quotes, phrases, ideas that move you. <BR> <BR> "Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." (unknown) <BR> <BR> For me this quote pushes me to be brave not timid. Be active not passive. Dream big and go for it without fear o... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:21:16 EST New Team Leader Awhile back our team leader, Beebs, put out a request looking for a new team leader. After some thought I decided to take her up on the challenge. I look forward to meeting more of you on this team and am open to your ideas and suggestions for making this a stronger team. So, let's get sparked up, motivated, and great at the losing game! <BR> <BR> Karyl Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:43:30 EST sfskinny is new to the program i am from sioux falls sd and am looking for someone to work on the program with. i have neuropathy and a pinched nerve in my lower back. i walk with a cane but i still get around. i have alot of determination that i can do this and i will do it. i need someone to motivate me. i use the excuse of my disability not to do the exercise. i have a real hard time with eating habits. i eat way to much "junk" food. if this sound familiar to anyone i am in the boat you were in. PLEASE HELP. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:39:58 EST Upcoming Events in the area What are some upcoming events in the Sioux Falls area? Can you please POST them? <BR> They don't have to include fitness, Heck, you can even let us know if you're having a garage sale! Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:55:17 EST Summer Fitness <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Summertime is really here! What are your plans for getting fit/exercising while the weather in this (sometimes dismal) climate is pleasant? Do you eat differently in the summer? Fri, 24 Jun 2011 19:30:15 EST Looking For A Running Buddy Hey Sioux Falls Sparkers... I'm looking for someone to run with on occasion who has a similar (or slightly quicker) pace as me, and is still foraging through the snow and weather this winter! I have joined the Sioux Falls Running Club, but am intimidated to join the "seasoned" fast runners, as I am relatively new to running... <BR> <BR> I live in central Sioux Falls (near the VA Hospital) and am training for a half marathon in May. I keep about a 10 min/mile pace on average, and would love a... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:32:16 EST I'm gonna try this. I'd like to try to live a healthier lifestyle and get back in shape because I owe it to my daughter who was killed in 2010.She wanted so badly to have babies.Her brothers baby will be 2 in April.I think I need to do better for my health for that grandbaby because of my daughter who isn't here to be able to spend time with her.I still have that luxury,but I won't if I push my emotions away with food and inactivity.I know it's going to be hard but her death was the hardest thing I've ever had ... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:46:09 EST My holiday plan I'd love for you all to post your holiday plan for exercise/eating well for 2010. Let us know if you have any great tips for doing things better so we can learn from you. <BR> Happy Christmas to all, <BR> Rebecca <BR> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> Tue, 7 Dec 2010 18:48:43 EST SP Walking group meeting at Western Mall Let's not be wishy-washy, why don't we get walking! Others need the support, so please bond together to form walking groups. <BR> <BR> With all groups meeting at the Western Mall, suggested times are: Saturdays 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m. and 11-12 p.m. If someone feels strong enough to walk all three groups, go for it! Who's willing to meet this week? <BR> Thu, 7 Oct 2010 21:31:27 EST New or old, please INTRODUCE YOURSELVES! Some of us have been with the SF SP team for years, some of us are newbies. I think it would be great to hear from each of you. Who are you, how did you hear of SP and what have you learned so far from being an SP member. <BR> Thanks much for your input! Thu, 7 Oct 2010 21:24:01 EST Best/cheapest SF gym? I'm moving back to SF this week and would like a good gym recommendation. I've belonged to Sanford and Avera in the past but I know there are lots of new (cheaper) ones out there. Anyone have a gym they LOVE? <BR> <BR> Also, I like Zumba and Yoga.. looking for recommendations on that as well. I'm excited to be on sparkpeople finally! <BR> Thanks! Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:02:35 EST Restarting .....Again Hello, my name is Valerie, I first started on Sparkpeople in 2006, but then several illnesses got in the way. I did eventually lose 50 lbs, but in the last 9 mths, have gained half of it back, so I have came back to Sparkpeople to help track my nutrition and keep me heading towards my goals. <BR> I look forward to meeting others from the Sioux Falls area, we all can use a little support. <BR> <em>306</em> Sat, 24 Jul 2010 22:01:31 EST Finally motivated to make a big change! Hi! My name is Shawnee and I'm 31 years old from Sioux Falls, SD. I'm looking forward to working out more and eating better. Sat, 17 Apr 2010 13:54:44 EST Bootcamp Buddy Wanted! Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Last night my DH told me that we are going to be able to take a trip to an Island in the South Pacific (Bora Bora, Tahiti, Fiji...somewhere) in Feb/March 2011. I am looking for someone to be a Bootcamp buddy with. I am not overly involved with SP and I plan to continue that way, but if I meet someone and we hit it off, perhaps we could meet up somewhere weekly talk, walk, ect. <BR> <BR> I will be having knee surgery on Monday and am not going to be able to exercise for 1... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:39:37 EST Is this team active? Just wondering... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 10:41:54 EST New to Sioux Falls Hello everyone - I'm so happy I fell upon this forum! I'll be moving to Sioux Falls in the next month because of my husbands job. I don't know a soul in Sioux Falls, so I'd be interested in any activities that this group is involved in. I'm 31, and I'd like to lose about 15 pounds. More importantly, I just want to have a happy and well balanced life:) Looking forward to chatting with all of you. Thu, 11 Mar 2010 01:10:50 EST LOOKING FOR CHARITY WALKS As part of my exercise challenge, I would like to sign up and walk for charity. I know of the Relay for Life in July 2010, but am wondering what other Walks there may be scheduled. Can we use this post for updating that kind of information? Wed, 3 Mar 2010 12:01:16 EST overwhelmed by this site I am new to this site and am overwhelmed by the number of things to track, places to do it, and all these message boards..... <BR> <BR> I have about 30-35 that I need to loose yet and I keep loosing the same 5-10 pounds then gaining them again....I lost 100 pounds last year and just can't loose this remaining few...and I am angry and fustrated...i work out 6 days a week and eat well....just not moving... <BR> <BR> Where do i start...!!! <em>46</em> Sat, 6 Feb 2010 15:39:12 EST Hello! I just started Sparks People and it sounds exciting. I already lost 6 lbs and off to a good start. I am glad I joined this website. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:33:14 EST Pound for Pound Challenge (on the Biggest Looser) I was wondering if anyone on our team is interested in doing this challenge. It is sponsored by the Biggest Looser, yoplait, subway, and others and they will donate 14 cents (about the cost for a pound of food) for every pound lost from now until June 30, 2010. Right now South Dakota is #48 in the list of states with people pledging. North Dakota is even higher up than us! If you aren't able to participate, please tell your friends that might be interested :) <BR> <BR> If you are in mainten... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 17:10:05 EST Avera Wellness Center Members? Hello all! <BR> Just wondering if any of my fellow Sparkers belong to the Avera Fitness center and would be interested in teaming us as workout buddies or getting together a group for personal training. I work 8-430, so sometime before or after work would be best. Let me know whatcha think! Mamabelle Tue, 27 Oct 2009 08:56:07 EST Walking Group Sioux Falls does not have an organized walking group that I can find. If you know of one please let me know or if anyone would like to start one with me that would be great also. Would like to set up a few times a week that work with people to meet walk, and get to enjoy the company of fellow members that have weight loss and getting fit goals. Sun, 18 Oct 2009 13:15:23 EST Looking for a few people who belong to Fitness 19 I am struggling with getting myself to the gym. I would love to find some people who would like to have someone to meet at the gym to be accountable for being there and giving support ot each other. Any one out there wanting or needing assistance in this area. Sun, 18 Oct 2009 13:11:34 EST Hello! I'm a 27 year old mom to a very strong-willed 2 year old. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I've never actually tried to do anything about it until I gained a LOT after weaning my toddler. I really want to do this right, but I don't want to push myself so hard that I don't continue with my healthier lifestyle. Does anyone have any tips on starting off gently? Fri, 9 Oct 2009 22:07:40 EST New Ideas for Our Team Please let us know some of your brainstormed ideas for our team! I know I'll enjoy reading all about them! Happy Fall to all! <BR> Rebecca Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:24:36 EST janusjones Hi. I am trying to gain weight. Sorry if this is a problem for some. I try to eat healthy and fattening, but due to genetics am quite thin. I just need to add about 8 pounds to my weight. Thank you. Janus Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:40:20 EST New here Hello this is new to me! Hope to meet some people to support who I can support and Hope to loose the weight! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:05:27 EST Reminder about the Sioux Falls Start! Heart Walk Just reminding everyone about the Sioux Falls Start! Heart walk coming up on the 29th of August. Here's a link if you haven't already registered: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lt.asp?ievent=292850 </link> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting everyone who signed up. Oh, and don't forget to wear your sparkpeople t-shirt! Wed, 5 Aug 2009 17:29:06 EST Blood drive today!! If you have time this afternoon - stop down at the Lewis Drug at 41st & Minn. and donate blood. They will be there till 4:00 this afternoon. I just got done and they still have free t-shirts, snacks, pop & water. They have 2 buses there so it goes fast. Don't forget to drink water before and after. <BR> <BR> Donating blood saves lives!! <BR> <em>91</em> Sat, 25 Jul 2009 13:52:44 EST An Invite Just for YOU! Hi there! While SparkPeople does an amazing job of zeroing in on fitness and nutrition, I would encourage you to not forget about your "spiritual fitness"! One of the books I'm reading right now (Ordering Your Private World - Gordon MacDonald) states that your outside world (what people see) is directly affected by your inside world (what God sees). If you would like to find a place where you can grow spiritually in a comfortable, non-judgemental atmosphere, have I got a place for you! I'... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:36:02 EST Coming to Sioux Falls, SD Hey all you Sioux Falls sparkers. My husband has a job interveiw there Tuesday. I am coming down tomarrow and am trying to find a cheap motel or hotel. Any recomendations? Sun, 5 Jul 2009 16:46:29 EST New member - intro Hi All! This should be fun! Last time I actually kept track of my food & exercise I did lose weight & got healthy. This time should be more fun with accountability as a factor! I had a crazy busy spring & have been trying to get back in the exercise grove to help my 'brain' feel better (aka my attitude). I love to walk & also ZUMBA! <BR> Lori Tue, 30 Jun 2009 19:54:36 EST Which End of Sioux Falls Do You Live? After sending out my photo fun game, I notice some people responded to "Where in Sioux Falls do you live?" I think it would be fun to hear where everyone lives. <BR> <BR> Happy 4th of July! <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:36:16 EST Free Yoga- June 5th Downtown Sioux Falls has different specials for the first friday every month. The one that caught my eye was that the Dharma Room is offering free yoga classes on June 5th. I planned on going last month but didn't make it. This month I am more determined. Anyone want to join me? visit for more info. Tue, 2 Jun 2009 23:26:46 EST New member I am Dakota and have just logged on to this team. How nice to be in familiar territory. Sanaa's is a wonderful place and had lunch there on Friday. <BR> Panera's is another place that offers some healthy choices. <BR> What a gorgeous day to be out and active. Sun, 3 May 2009 09:41:36 EST Yoga and/or Pilates Hey Sioux Falls Sparkers- I need some help. At one time, when I was in the shape of my life, I was regularly attending yoga and pilates classes. That was when I lived in another state. I've lived in Sioux Falls for almost 2 years and have heard of different places to take yoga and pilates classes, but have not met anyone who has actually gone to any places. Does anyone have any recommendations? I don't want to spend money and be disappointed. Tue, 21 Apr 2009 23:27:01 EST Goal Update!! Ok folks, in a rebellion against the very unwelcome snow we got yesterday I have deleted the cold weather exercise goal because it's April and Spring, darn it!! Beebs has added some fantastic goals that you all should check out and join if it sounds like a good challenge. Keep warm and stay safe, everybody!! <BR> ~Rae Sun, 5 Apr 2009 09:18:01 EST Looking for a local Spark Buddy If you are looking for someone to exercise with locally, please let us know the type of exercise and which end of the city you live in. The two or three of you may figure out times that will work best for you. Best wishes on Spring Training! <BR> Rebecca Tue, 31 Mar 2009 17:09:00 EST anyone interested? Hey yall! it was so awesome outside last week! I wanted to see if anyone was interested in getting together to walk on the trails this week? I thnk it would be fun to meet some of you! Im usually free in the evenings, except for Wednesdays. If anyones interested, let me know! Mon, 23 Mar 2009 01:00:14 EST Looking for an exercise buddy? If you are looking for an exercise buddy, meet fellow SF Sparkers at Sertoma Park at the shelter this Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. It's close to the Outdoor Campus/Butterfly House. <BR> <BR> Please join in the discussion if you're able to make it this weekend. Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:19:09 EST Another new one to the group Hi Sioux Falls! <BR> My name is Sue (Smilie) and I'm new to these message boards. I worked with the nutrition program several times in the past but never went any further. I'm interested in adding some friends and keeping up with what's happening healthwise in SF... plus hoping to encourage others. I left a question on the SD site before I knew there was a SF group. I'm wondering if anyone knows how far it is around the empire mall - walking all hallways. That is my exercise in the winte... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:25:39 EST 1 less excuse With the time change springing ahead, I had a small "ah ha" moment. Now that it will be lighter longer, I have one less excuse for not exercising. I love to exercise outside but am limited in doing so during the winter months because often times it's dark before I even get home from work. Now that is not the case! One less excuse! <BR> <BR> What are your excuses for not exercising and how are you going to eliminate that excuse? Sun, 8 Mar 2009 20:36:13 EST Summer SF Sparkers Get-Together This is to compile ideas for a SF Sparker get-together, probably for the summer. There are 997 of us, and we may benefit from meeting one another. What are some of your ideas that would help facilitate getting together? Wed, 4 Mar 2009 16:04:34 EST Favorite Place to Exercise in the City What's your favorite place to exercise, either indoors or outdoors in Sioux Falls? <BR> <BR> Also,are there some fun family activities that allow you to integrate exercise and family? Sun, 22 Feb 2009 20:54:19 EST Plans for Valentine's/ /President's long weekend? What are your plans for the long weekend and Valentine's Day? Do you have a squeeze who will take you out on the town, go to to a movie or out to eat? We'd love to hear from you! <BR> <BR> Kids are gone from school for a few days in town, how are you handling that? <BR> <BR> Have a great time, whatever your plans! <BR> Rebecca <BR> <em>129</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 09:03:14 EST I'm Back! Hey all. I'm back after a year's absence, and really ready to do this and do it right this time. No more excuses. Best of luck to everyone! Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:17:59 EST Hey all! Hey everyone! Just spotted the team this morning & glad to find someone in my area. :) <BR> My name is Pam & I actually live in Lennox. I work in Sioux Falls 4 days a week & frequent Fitness 19 regularly. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Sun, 28 Dec 2008 10:24:46 EST Happy Holidays!! Hello all!! Just wanted to drop a note and tell everybody to have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season! Best wishes! Wed, 24 Dec 2008 19:38:36 EST Extra-Chilly Exercise Hey folks!! So since the temp has dipped considerably in the last few weeks, what is everybody doing to stay in shape? Personally, I seem to turn into a bear and go into hibernation mode but I'm sure at least one of you knows better than that!! Sun, 7 Dec 2008 10:11:23 EST Good Afternoon! Hello, to all of you sioux falls sparkers! My name is Nikkiy. I am a 26 year old mother of 4 and I am trying to get my body back in shape so I can do more with my lil ones. I don't have a high number on the scale, but I am disgusted with myself and I hate feeling this way. I really need to live a healthy life and that is why I am here now! Wed, 1 Oct 2008 15:12:35 EST Motivation Hello Everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I have noticed that there isn't much participation for the "Sioux Falls Sparkers". If we are going to succeed, we have to motivate each other. What do you think if everyone posted at least one question or advise daily on a rotation to get this board going? <BR> <BR> I know I have my daily struggles and loss of willpower and thought that if everyone could share there successes, then we could all succeed together. <BR> <BR> Have a Great Day! Sat, 27 Sep 2008 09:38:56 EST Exercise at Work Good Morning Everyone. I thought I would let you know what you can do at work for a little exercise. I guess it depends if you work or what type of work you do, but here it goes. I brought a childs plastic bouncy ball to work (I sit at a desk) and I place the ball between my knees and squeeze. I can feel it in my thighs. I also take this ball and place it between the outside of my knee and the desk to work my outer thighs. I also do calf raises when I am at the copier. <BR> <BR> I thou... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 08:24:12 EST new here 46 yr old female looking for friends to diet with chat with,exercise with,also looking for a good church.I need to lose about 40lbs. Fri, 4 Jul 2008 19:38:17 EST sioux falls people This is the group I am most interested in because you people are local. Lets get in here and do some chatting and updating. I would like to get to know some of you and talk on a regular basis.. for me I think it would be nice to know that I am not the only one going through the weight loss struggle and I want to dish on how its going for me.. :) so umm yeah start posting I suppose thats it for now Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:32:04 EST fitness 19 Hey all this will be my first post on here.. I was wondering how many of you work out at fitness 19. I have been there for a couple of months now and it is by far the cheapest place I have found in town. Wouldn't mind a workout buddy if anyone is up for it Tue, 17 Jun 2008 20:14:02 EST Visiting SF... Hey all!! I was born and raised in SF but have been living in Phoenix for the past 13.5 years! I am coming "home" the end of June and am not sure if there is any fitness club I can get a 1 week guest pass too without paying an arm and a leg!! I just need to work out a couple of times and REALLY don't want to try to do it in the humidity that I have grown unaccustomed to! If anyone can help me out with info, I'd certainly appreciate it!! Thanks! Tue, 17 Jun 2008 04:34:07 EST SF Biggest Loser Hi everyone. Just wondering if anyone else is going to be doing the SF version of the Biggest Loser sponsored by Avera Mckennan. There is going to be a kick off on Saturday May 17th. Is anyone going to be there? Tue, 13 May 2008 10:14:25 EST I am a new member Hey guys. I've been on Sparkpeople for a few months now, but just realized there was a Sioux Falls team. This is great to have so many people that are in the same city on here. I hope I am an asset to the team and make some new friends in the process. Tue, 13 May 2008 10:10:39 EST SFMoms Hello all! I am jroemen on sfmoms and jaroemen on here! I found out about it by the post on sfmoms and had to join. I am not too much overweight right now, but have some pretty serious health issues (high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a heart attak when I was 20) so I decided to start living healthier. Especially now! My husband just got a great raise at work, so I was able to quit my job and stay home with my 4 year old son and fear that snacking all day was going to start soon, so I ... Tue, 13 May 2008 09:53:48 EST New to the team Greetings to all around Sioux Falls! I am so happy that others in Sioux Falls use this site! I live on the west side, out by Wild Water West. I'd love to have buddies to exercise with, inside or outside the gym. (we go to Sioux Empire Fitness). Or for anyone who works at Wells Fargo up on 4th AVe, I'd love to walk on breaks! Keep in touch! Tue, 8 Apr 2008 22:16:44 EST Work? Ok, I know this seems stupid, but here I go.. <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> I am searching for a job in Sioux Falls. I know my way around pretty well, since I babysit on almost all sides of town. Unfortunately, babysitting isnt paying the bills very well and I need a good paying job. Does anyone know of any? When I look in the paper, all I see are jobs for people with degrees, and unfortunately I dont have one past high school. <BR> <BR> I have worked in a daycare in the past, and volunteered at... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 23:14:25 EST I'm starting my Diet Today! (seriously) Let me tell you I found this website 3 months ago while looking for a diet site for my mother inlaw...even through I needed to lose weight just as much. <BR> Today I'm SERIOUSLY, starting my diet goal..70 pounds. <BR> I gain and lose like a yo-yo these past 5 years. <BR> I was a heathly size 12 (160lbs) 8 years ago...until I hurt my back and was out of work for years. <BR> Recovered now, well enough to work again, I've been losing about 30 pounds for the summer and gain it all back during th... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 18:37:14 EST Calling all Sioux Falls brides-Bridal Boot Camp! I'm looking to get a group of brides together to work out as a group or perhaps join up weekly to walk/run or even work out in the local parks! Just as another form of motivation. We've all heard the saying, "Teamwork to make it work!" <BR> <BR> I'm getting married in September and with only 6 months to go--I'm in need of an extra push and would love to get together with some other brides with similar health & fitness goals! Even if you're not a bride--send me an email and we can chat! <BR>... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 19:51:10 EST Well here I go I am finally taking the leap. I have given birth to 5 babies, and I just finished breast feeding. Now I want my body back. Today was my first day, and I stuck with the plan. Although I have to say that my man ticked me off a little tonight, and boy do I want a brownie, maybe a whole pan of brownies! But I will make it to bedtime. <em>224</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:01:53 EST I took the first step.... Years ago I joined a gym, which was so humiliating. So many people there were in much better shape than I, drove better cars and made a lot more money. They made sure I knew it too. Since then I had been hesitant to set foot in a gym. So when my sister-in-law had success with one of those "curve-type" places, I said, ok, I'll go. What a difference than where I had been before! <BR> <BR> Between giving up fast food (initially, for Lent, but I haven't missed it so far) and the extra exe... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 18:54:19 EST SiouxFallsMoms Group Hey Ladies, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi...I am so excited about this and I hope we can get a bunch of people started on this and have a whole lot of fun. Congratulations to everyone who started this wonderful journey and I can't wait to meet you all! Fri, 1 Feb 2008 15:32:19 EST Looking for a "buddy" Hi! I'm looking for a weight loss "buddy" in the Sioux Falls/Brookings area. It'd be nice to have someone to actually speak to in person for motivation and support. <BR> Thanks! Tue, 8 Jan 2008 22:59:01 EST Hello I am new to Sparks, my husband came home from this months Gaurd training with information about Spark People. I am excited that there is a group in SIoux Falls, we are only about 30 miles out of town, which for SD is not far. I look forward to chating with you during our journey. Any tips or information would be helpful as I have spent two days trying to figure out how to get around on the SparkTeam pages. <em>213</em> Mon, 7 Jan 2008 09:47:02 EST Hello all!! I've been with sparkpeople for some time now and a member of the Sparkin' South Dakota team but I didn't realize that there was a team of members just from Sioux Falls. Cool!! <BR> <BR> I'm excited to find others trying to either loose weight or maintain in my area. Thu, 3 Jan 2008 23:00:55 EST New to Sioux Falls Thank Sioux Falls SparkTeam, Sioux Falls is a great community to continue a healthy life style. The options are huge. Have a great week. Fri, 5 Oct 2007 09:31:21 EST New to this group Hi all, <BR> I was first on SP last October, but due to several health issues and other stuff I was gone for awhile. <BR> But hey, guess what? I'm Baaaack. lol. <BR> I just found this group, I knew about the South Dakota group, but not this one. I hope to get to know you all and hopefully we can work together to meet our goals. Mon, 17 Sep 2007 22:41:07 EST New to Sioux Falls Hi! -- I just learned of this site after reading Stacey Halprin's book, Winning after Losing. I have recently lost 50 lbs this last year and have my last 30 lbs to go. We just relocated to Sioux Falls this summer from Colorado and I am looking for some supportive friendships that share my goals of weight loss and working out. <BR> <BR> My email: <BR> <BR> -Heather Bain Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:25:46 EST Brookings Resident <em>126</em> <BR> I just joined and am still trying to navigate the Spark Web Site. I have lived in Brkgs for 8 1/2 years. I was born in Oklahoma and lived in Kansas for 25 years before coming to SD. I like the cooler climate. I am looking forward to meeting struggling people. My hope is that we will encourage each other. God Bless, <BR> Jeri Wed, 15 Aug 2007 17:39:23 EST New to the Team Hello I am new to this site and the team. I live in Sioux Falls and hope to get better discipline around my diet. I did an online group awhile back and it helped for support. I also hope I can give support to all of you as my husband and I own a gym. <BR> <BR> -Nadene Mon, 30 Jul 2007 09:30:34 EST Hello All I see this group is from people around the Sioux Falls SD area. I live near Yankton SD in a town called Tabor. I am originally from Sioux Falls I was born and raised there. I graduated from Washington High school. My parents still live there. <BR> Since I moved several years back I have really lost touch with alot of people and friends that I knew there. <BR> So I would love to join your team. <BR> Sue Sun, 29 Jul 2007 18:56:18 EST