SparkPeople SparkDallas- the Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Dallas area. Welcome! SparkPeople SparkDallas- the Official Team Team Messageboard February Motivation February Motivation – <BR> <em>248</em> What are your Short Term Fitness and Non-Fitness Goals? <BR> <em>386</em> What was the best comment you received in January? <BR> <em>236</em> What did you hear or see that encouraged you to stick to your fitness goals? Tue, 4 Feb 2020 17:31:00 EST Holiday Mindfulness - December <em>198</em> How do you handle the pre-holiday mayhem? <BR> <em>220</em> What are you looking forward to next year? <BR> <em>530</em> What happened this year that you’re grateful for? <BR> <em>471</em> What is one holiday dish or snack you can’t avoid? Fri, 20 Dec 2019 18:09:05 EST Holiday Mindfulness Let's get a new thread going: Under General Team Discussion Forum – See Holiday Mindfulness and answer these quick questions: Do we overeat? What does our plate look like? Overflowing? Is it a large plate? <em>220</em> <BR> …… <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> Do we overeat? <BR> <em>140</em> What does our plate look like? <BR> <em>15</em> Overflowing? <BR> <em>216</em> Is it a large plate? <BR> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 18:16:12 EST Bi-Weekly Walk / Run: White Rock Lake <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is for you: <BR> *Anyone looking for a workout buddy will enjoy our weekly meet and greets* <BR> *Anyone looking to Re-Activate their work out regimen* <BR> *Anyone in the Arlington Dallas or Tarrant County area, this weekly walk is for you!* <BR> <BR> Weekly we will meet at a park or trail in Arlington Dallas or Fort Worth to walk and run as a group. This will be a great opportuni... Tue, 6 Nov 2018 14:04:43 EST Weekly Walk Run -Fish Creek Linear Park Bi-Weekly the Spark Arlington Group will meet up and walk / run with the Arlington Running Club <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the Spark Arlington Group <link><BR>tonTX </link> <BR> <BR> This is for you: <BR> *Anyone looking for a workout buddy will enjoy our weekly meet and greets* <BR> *Anyone looking to Re-Activate their work out regimen* <BR> *Anyone in the Arlington and Tarrant County area, this weekly walk is for you!* <BR> <BR> Weekly we will... Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:51:57 EST It's been awhile . Its been almost a year since the last time I logged in. I have just had a lot going on and have not had the time to be online a lot. But a lot has changed I have finally found out why I had had issues losing weight in the past. Know that I have this information. I have been having success with losing weight. I have already lost about 13 pounds in the past three month and have been felling so much better. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 06:36:24 EST Hi! I just jumped back onto Spark people after a long break....I live in Atoka, Oklahoma..lived in Dallas from husband and I are both CPAs...we moved back to Atoka in 1988 when we were married..he had just passed the CPA exam..I received my CPA certificate in year will mark our 30th for our firm and marriage. <BR> <BR> I weigh about 70 pounds more than when we walked down the aisle...sedentary occupation and wrong food choices and eating too know what I mean.... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 05:21:13 EST Arboretum Any of you been to twelve nights of Christmas this year? I try to go every year..haven’t made it’s beautiful! Fri, 8 Dec 2017 05:11:20 EST DART Paratransit Passes - Any Savvy Peeps? I'm hoping that someone else here has a DART Paratransit pass. I need advice. I just wonder what on earth these people are after. <BR> <BR> I used to take DART everywhere. I've had fibromyalgia for 30+ years; whenever I could, I walked miles and miles, even if I crashed afterwards. Yes, I paced myself, but I did what I could. <BR> <BR> In July I developed Polymyalgia, in November I was diagnosed with Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction, so if I stand too long or get too tired on my feet I... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 19:32:02 EST Hello ! I joined this group and spark people a few years ago and life got in the way of losing weight. So I'm back at it again Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:15:09 EST Current Asthma & Allergy Season I know ragweed and dust are high right now. I haven't heard that it's an unusually high year. I'm working on assessing how much my reactions are par for the neighborhood, and how much of it's really only me. <BR> <BR> My asthma is worse than it's been in years. In fact, I've never spent nights on end terrified and bolting upright, gasping in my sleep. Particularly at 0300. I'm tired. <BR> <BR> I have seen the doctor, and I'm using my nebulizer. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:34:11 EST Hello Again Hello fellow Dallas sparkers! <BR> <BR> My name is Amanda and I am a returning oldie. I lost my weight initially back in 2009-2012 but have recently been diagnosed with osteopenia and had to abruptly stop working out. Of course I didn't adjust my diet for this change and now here I am 40 lbs back on after 4 years of maintaining. I have lived all over the DFW area since I transplanted here from Missouri in 2012, we started in Las Colinas, then Plano, then McKinney, and now recently moved to C... Mon, 30 May 2016 00:55:18 EST Hi Hi....I was a member of SparkPeople before and joined again today because I did well with it before. I am new to the SparkDallas team though. We live in the Plano area. Relocated here from Atlanta last fall. Sat, 21 May 2016 14:51:10 EST Napping Is it alright to take a nap everyday? Thu, 24 Mar 2016 01:16:13 EST Hello There Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself real quick. I am 35 them other of 2 daughters. I am finishing off my weight loss and only have 46 pounds to go. It is horrible. I enjoy walking and anything car related. I'm a writer and reader most days. I'm also getting ready to start my new job. I'm excited. Prior to Dallas I lived in Denton so I'm not too far off the map. I have a wonderful boyfriend who is supporting me in my journey and my daughters are always riding my butt because of my d... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 10:25:34 EST Hello Beautiful People :) Hello! :) <BR> <BR> I'm new to Texas and I live in the North Dallas area. I relocated here for school after living in Denver for 10 years. I'm looking for some new friends that are health conscious but still want to have fun! I don't really know too much about the area and I'd love to learn more. <BR> <BR> Shannon :) Sun, 7 Jun 2015 15:12:13 EST Hello Hello I am new to Texas but not SP. I have been missing from the site for a while but once again I am determine to make me and my health a priority. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 02:23:28 EST Introducin ..Natasha! Hi, my name is Natasha and I am happy to introduce myself and become a part of this community. I so desperately need the camaraderie and support to succeed in my health and weight loss goals. Thank you for welcoming me. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:54:04 EST my name is toni I'm a mother of two beautiful little girls been married for a little over two years and I've been trying to get back in shape for years I was diagnosed with severe bi polar/ depression at a young age and was put on medication that made me gain weight and I have not been able to lose it no matter what I try.. My husband recently went to jail and its made it so much harder on me having to take care of the girls trying to find a job and going back to school to further my education Ifeel so hhelp... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:59:06 EST Arlington Chrsitkindle Market Walk Dec. 6th Come walk and then enjoy the Christkindl Market. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>3/christkindl-market-walk-5k10k15k-sat<BR>-dec-6/ </link> Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:29:38 EST Plano Walking Club event 10/18/14 <link><BR>5/allen-tx-walking-event-saturday-oct-<BR>18th/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please come join us. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:15:57 EST Hello Hello, just wanted to say hi to my fellow Dallasites. Excited to be here and can't wait for there to be less of me :) Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:48:42 EST Living in the boondock I work just outside of Dallas but I live further east towards Greenville area. Im ready to get started on this journey and hoping to make some friends to keep me inspired. I also have a few friends who I have told about this site and hopefully they will join us. Thinking I will restart C25k <BR> anyone on here interested? 8 weeks maybe we could run the Thanksgiving run in downtown Dallas... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:11:55 EST Howdy ya'll! Just saying hello! My name is Kristal, I'm 28, I've been a big girl most of my life so I.m trying this weight loss thing again. First time around I lost 30 pounds but ended up pregnant with my son. :) I hope that doesnt happen again haha <BR> <BR> My starting weight was 254 and I'm in the 220's now, yay me! Who's from Texas around here? <BR> <BR> Have a good day ya'll! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:26:47 EST August 9th 5K in Grand Prairie!<BR>/HandsFee <BR> tforCharityV5K1MileRunWalk <BR> <BR> Going to a cheap 5K August 9th. I'm very familiar with the park so it's going to be a gorgeous run! <BR> Sat, 2 Aug 2014 05:16:19 EST Getting Back into It It's been a while. I've been away for a bit working on getting some things straightened out. Now I'm back to work on me. <BR> <BR> Wish me me luck! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:10:17 EST New to Dallas I just moved here from FL and staying with my daughter. I've been a member of SP for 8 years or so. But my weight goes up and down all the time. I also just got out of a relationship so I'm more motivated right now that before. During the 3 year relationship I gained about 50 lbs and most of it was during 2013. I have lost a few lbs since I've been here but I need to shed it now. <BR> <BR> Have a great night, <BR> Patti Jo Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:11:07 EST 46 and scared I'm new to this and I've gotta change, so I can stay alive. I want to live to see my grandchildren. There are two people in my body. I would appreciate the help from all of you. Thanks Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:07:17 EST Hello I don't have a lot to say, except hello. I'm here because I need help tracking my progress and staying motivated to lose weight and manage a couple of things, like my blood pressure and depression. I have an extra motivation because if I don't get things in check I'm out of a job. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty quiet, more lurker than anything. <BR> <BR> Have a good day. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:58:48 EST Hello Fellow Neighbors! I have been here in the Dallas area since 2011 (Nov) and I love it here. The politics are not my favorite (I'm a Democrat) but the people here are soooo nice, moving from Maryland I was not use to nice people, I thought the whole country was rude lol. I would like to meet people in this area because since I moved here in 2011 I have not met anyone! A lot of this problem is my disability. Hopefully, soon I will find other people in this area just like me... :) Sat, 26 Apr 2014 14:30:17 EST Gladiator Rock n' Run Hi guys!! I live in the Denton area and just wanted to see if anyone else is signed up to do the Gladiator Run that is scheduled for May 10th. I am super excited and nervous about it!! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:31:27 EST Hey there! I 'm 33 year old single mom working full time and being a full time parent and trying to put myself through school. I put myself on the back burn too much. But now I am ready to put in some "me' time. That is why I have started my journey to losing weight so that I can be happy who looks back at me in the mirror everyday. I have lost 12 lbs since starting my journey March 1,2014. I hope to continue and be successful in my weight loss. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 22:24:12 EST any buddy here??????? i was looking around and relly didnt see any buddy posting,, is this an active group? Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:26:21 EST Trying the diet thing again I was on this site a long time ago and stopped using it. But I'm back to try again and make myself healthier. I have been in Dallas for 5 years. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:22:35 EST St Patrick's Day - Irish Streets 10K Walk registration will be at the White Rock Sports Bar & Grill; 718 N. Buckner Blvd # 108, Dallas, Tx 75218. Registration 8:30 am - 11:30 am. You start walking when you get registered with a set of directions to follow. There is no mass start time. You walk at your own pace as long as you finish by 2:30pm. <BR> <BR> This event explores the Irish-named streets and the Eastwood, Old Lake Highlands, and Lochwood neighborhoods of Dallas. It also follows along Dixon Branch Greenbelt Park. ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:46:59 EST hello Hello all, I am here to get myself back on track. In the last 4 years, I have gained 40 lbs. I am trying to get it off and then some. I have to start small and work my way back up to the fitness and nutrition level I want to be at for the rest of my life. I am thanking you in advance for any support and encouragement you may offer. I hope that I can be that source for some of you as well. Thanks Thu, 6 Mar 2014 06:42:58 EST Get your stairs in! I think that y'all are hiding from me, so it's a good thing that i'm somewhat relentless. Tonight Friday night @ 7pm and again on Sunday @ 2 pm we will be out in the city training for the upcoming Big D Climb for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. The training involves stairs and that's it. Meet some new people, get a FREE workout in, and keep that resoluotion alive. I had one of my teammates lose 4 pounds in one session. Yikes! City place/Uptown DART STATION, if you need an address look up t... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:32:05 EST 2014 goals/res olutions? Has anyone set some goals for 2014? I thought I would make a thread for us to share our goals/resolutions for the up coming new year. <BR> <BR> Mine are the following, some short term, more long term. <BR> 1. Keep up with my water intake, I need to make sure I get my minimum of 60oz a day. <BR> 2. Hit the gym at least 3 days a week for 60 minutes. <BR> 3. Take my vitamins every day. <BR> 4. Lose 20lbs before my birthday on April 20. <BR> 5. Take a trip somewhere tropical with the famil... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:45:57 EST PUBLIC WORKOUT Calling all DFW residents of all fitness levels. My crew will be out and about again this Sunday 12/22 getting in that work, training for the Big D Climb next month. We'll be training at the same place, Cityplace/Uptown DART station at 3pm which is right behind the Rustic restaurant off of 75 and Haskell. Any and all are welcome to train with us. All you need to bring is yourself and your determination. BEAST MODE ON! <BR> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:13:01 EST Anyone workout at Blast on Belt Line and Preston? I am managing to get back into my workout routine, but am definitely not where I once was in the realm of fitness. I did really well when I had a workout buddy before. Trying to see if there is anyone locally that has a membership that I could workout with. Mon, 9 Dec 2013 09:55:42 EST Christkindl Market 10K – Dec 7 It's in Arlington, but not a far drive and the Christmas Market sounds like fun. Come out and walk with us! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2/christkindl-market-10k-dec-7/ </link> Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:10:49 EST Good 2 Be Home! Hi.. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Stacy and I live in Dallas, Texas. <BR> <BR> I have been married 20 years to my hubby Dave (been a couple for 22 1/2) and we have a son (Cory) that will turn 20 in January. <em>40</em> Wow, time flies! <BR> <BR> We also have a precious Pet Daughter, ZuZu.. She's a Mini American Eskimo and will turn 8 in Jan. <BR> <BR> Since I turned 40 in May, I'm finding it soooooooo HARD to get these last 20 lbs off! <BR> <BR> I started at 197.7 lbs (joined her... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:13:26 EST Esprit de She Is anyone doing the Esprit de She duathlon in October? I'm kind of thinking about it. I'm more runner than biker, but the distances seem pretty manageable. <BR> <BR><BR>267-du-dallas#.UkcJOz_wF8E Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:54:48 EST Any good gyms south of Dallas? Ok, so I have expensive taste in gyms. I'm driving to Mansfield for a very nice one, but that's an hour round-trip and the gas in the ol' pickup is getting expensive. Can anybody recommend someplace with a pool, lots of good classes, and kind of a classy ambiance? I use the gym as a sanctuary, so I'm not into stinky, stuffy, or loud. One with an indoor track would be heaven! I know I sound snobbish, I promise I'm only like this when it comes to gyms and coffee! Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:10:18 EST Summer Heat Hello Team! <BR> <BR> How is everyone coping with the heat this summer? Anything that you're doing different? Is there anything that you're not doing because of the heat? <BR> <BR> For me, I've been unable to keep up with running my Couch to 5K program because it's too hot at night. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 21:55:33 EST Bad Prom 5k Anyone going to Bad Prom? I'm actually excited about this one: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> There's also a groupon for it! <link><BR>as?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&ut<BR>m_campaign=US_DT_SEA_GGL_TXT_TTT_SR_CB<BR>P_CH1_NBR_k*bad%20prom%205k_m*e_d*US-R<BR>TC-Dallas_g*bad-prom-dallas_c*26431627<BR>096_ap*1t1_sa*20130805_ea*20130813_xa*20131002 </link> Wed, 7 Aug 2013 08:11:35 EST Just turned 50 but feel like I'm 30... who would have thought!!! For years I have been tired of being tired, tired of being overweight, tired of not having the energy to do anything about it. Several months ago it was put on my heart to hire a new nutritionist, great credentials AND, surprisingly, VERY affordable. I ran into him while getting my nails done in Irving. He did something for me that no other nutritionist or program has ever done. At his request, I had a simple test done. As a result of this test, I'm dropping weig... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 14:48:24 EST ** Goals for Aug. 2013 ** What are your goals for August 2013? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:28:00 EST EMOTICON Your Mood Daily Show your mood daily in an EMOTICON! <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:49:53 EST Add Your Birthday Here! Thought I would start a thread to share our birthdays . . . that way we can all celebrate together! <BR> <BR> Mine is 04/12! <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:46:17 EST Introduce Yourself Here! (Fun Questionnaire) Name: <BR> <BR> Location: <BR> <BR> Date Joined SP: <BR> <BR> Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: <BR> <BR> Overall Goal: <BR> <BR> 2 Random, Fun Facts about You: <BR> <BR> Anything else you want to share: <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:43:50 EST Daily Motivation I am going to try and share a motivational quote daily on this thread. . . feel free to do the same! <BR> <BR> “The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.” ~ Bernard Baruch Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:39:16 EST Is there any body out there? No upcoming events.. I now read that there is no one head of this group any longer. They said that there has been no activity by the leader in over 60 days. No wonder there is NO activity. I just joined and am very disappointed. I am hoping there is another group in the area. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:54:11 EST Is there any body out there? No upcoming events.. Hi everyone. I just joined. I was looking through the forums and there aren't many that are current. Is there any body out there? It looks like there are thousands of members, yet no upcoming events scheduled. That seems a little disconcerting. Can anyone explain this? Am I looking in the wrong place? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:49:07 EST Hi Y'all! Hello Everyone, my name's Rachel. I'm 25 years old and just moved from New Orleans to Dallas. Not exactly new to Spark People--I have tried in the past and the account basically gathered a whole lotta dust, but I am committed to making this time successful! I love shopping, reading glossy fashion mags, and good food (no shortage of it in New Orleans). I guess that's it for now, have a great day and thanks for reading! Mon, 3 Jun 2013 07:36:04 EST New To Texas! Hi y'all! I haven't been in the Dallas area long, 16 months. I need a little support in getting to my goal. I have 18 pounds to get there and could use some cheerleaders! Mon, 20 May 2013 00:14:30 EST Fresh start Hi there, I'm Jennifer. I joined last night, and really don't have time to eat, because I'm so involved in tracking food! What an amazing resource this place is. I live in Dallas, and have two boys, who split their time between my ex and me. My biggest issue is cooking for one at home. I do great during the day, and go nuts at night. Well, today is my first step. Nice to meet you all. Thu, 16 May 2013 10:21:24 EST Suggestions for new mom? Just had my first baby in March. I'm working on refocusing on fitness but don't want to jump in too deeply because I'm also trying to maintain milk supply. I ultimately need to lose about 60 lbs; 10 are still from pregnancy (Already lost 15 of the pregnancy lbs). <BR> <BR> I'm excited that the weather looks like it will be favorable for walks around the neighborhood. But I also know the hot weather is coming and that will limit if I can take the baby out with me; but I do have a treadmill... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:56:20 EST Hi! I recently relocated and have just joined the Dallas team. During the move and for a few months after, I have not been very active on SparkPeople, but for the past couple of weeks I have been tracking my food and fitness and am trying to get back on track. So far, I am loving Dallas!! Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:09:25 EST Hi there! First time on this board - really like it. I'm having fun exploring all of the messages, groups and challenges. Looking forward to learning from all of you who have successfully lost weight and are currently maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:48:11 EST New Here Well I restarted my journey yesterday and I figured the best way was to get totally involved with a network of people that were go down similar roads as myself. I am a 34 year old wife, mother, and woman!!! I work for Dallas County as a juvenile probation officer so needless to say my job can be life consuming at times. I am hoping to find a network of people that can help me remember there is always time for me (ie getting in my work outs and making sure I eat right). My current goal is to l... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:56:08 EST Women's Book Club in Dallas I'm trying to start a book club for women. We will meet for dinner and drinks to discuss books that are voted on to read that month. Great chance to make new friends. Check out the group page and RSVP for the upcoming meeting. Thanks.<BR>k-Club/ Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:06:30 EST Question of the Day 4/19/13 Hello Hello!!!! <BR> <BR> Using only one word, how do you usually feel when you don't workout? <BR> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:22:49 EST Question of the Day 4/9/13 Good Tuesday Morning everyone!!! <BR> <BR> how much weight have you officially lost since joining Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> So far, i have lost 7.5 lbs. My overall goal is to lose 144.8, only 137.3 to go!! Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:48:03 EST Weekly Challenge #2 Hey Everyone!!!! <BR> Last week was a great week. We only had two participants that I know of. Hopefully this week we can get double that! <BR> <BR> My Challenge to you this week is to do at least Four 30 minute workouts this week. <BR> <em>318</em> <em>319</em> <BR> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:11:08 EST ***Question of the Day 4/8/13*** So Sorry I am behind on our Questions of the Day! So much going on this weekend <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! <BR> <BR> Today's Question: <BR> Are you planning on running anky 5K's this year?? <BR> <BR> My goal is to run at least 5, and i've already run 2. I have another on the 18th of this month. Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:53:27 EST Question of the Day 4/5/13 Summer is just around the corner? <BR> <BR> Are you going to spend alot of time in the water? Boating, swimming etc Fri, 5 Apr 2013 12:14:40 EST **Question of the Day 4/4/13** Good Thursday Morning!! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite healthy restaurant? <BR> <BR> I used to go to this amazing place in Tyler, TX called Culinary Crossroads. <BR> it was absolutely amazing and delicious! <BR> <BR> Now, my favorite is Subway lol :) Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:40:45 EST Racquetball Game - Dallas I live in Uptown and am a member of the new LA Fitness at Cityplace. Looking for someone to play racquetball with occasionally. If you're interested let me know. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:29:51 EST **Question of the Day 4/3/13 Good Wednesday Morning Team!! Its nice a cold and rainy here in Dallas today! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite rainy day workout? <BR> <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> When its raining in Addison, I will walk the stairs of my apartments. I live on the third floor and we have an indoor stairwell. So I love to walk up and down the stairs. I try to do it around 15 times. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 11:30:21 EST Question of the Day 4/2/13 What is your favorite healthy snack? <BR> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Mine is Watermelon, I could eat that stuff all day every day. <em>491</em> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 13:13:04 EST Question of the Day 4/1/13 What is your favorite April Fools Day Prank to play on people?? <BR> <em>246</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:22:40 EST Weekly Challenge #1 Hello and Welcome to the weekly challenge for the Week of March 31st-April 6th <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> I challenge everyone to get in as many steps as possible. Its good to get in about 10,000 steps a day. But lets try to get more!! Let's set a goal of 12500 steps. We may not always be able to reach it, but lets shoot for that number! <BR> <BR> You can park at the back of the parking lot of the Grocery Store or the Mall <BR> You can take the stairs instead of the escalator or el... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:59:25 EST **Question of the Day 3/30/13 <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite food to have at Easter, healthy or not? <BR> If its not normally healthy, how do you make it healthy?? <BR> <BR> <em>451</em> <em>452</em> <em>172</em> <em>453</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:39:37 EST Hollywood Heights 5K Anyone going to do the Hollywood Heights 5K on April 18th? <BR> <BR> We could all meet up and cheer each other on!! Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:18:53 EST I'm new My name is Joyce and I live in Mesquite. I have been a member of Sparkpeople since October and have consistently lost weight using the tools available. My DH joined just after I did and together we are changing our eating habits. I really like everything about sparkpeople and belong to some other teams. I did not realize there was one for Dallas so here I am Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:22:31 EST Inside Out Hi there! My name is Sarah, and because I want my outside to match my inside, I joined Sparkpeople. I'm nervous but cauriously excited ... so, nice to meet y'all! Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:09:31 EST 10K in the Swiss Avenue Historic District The walk starts at The Mecca Restaurant. You can join us anytime between 8 and 11am. We are there to collect another stamp in our record books. I've collected over 1200 stamps. Most are from Texas but I've also collected a stamp for walks in 45 other states. Come by and learn all about the sport of Volksmarching and the collecting of stamps! Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:29:03 EST New Hello Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:54:18 EST Hello... Hi everyone...I am a Dallasite...slightly removed but still in the general area...still work there three days a a nurse. I am an animal person, have a farm and an elderly mother...a very lively and opinionated elderly I enjoy people from all walks. I would like to know and possibly participate in the social circle of Dallas and enjoy the journey to better health with the lot of you. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:57:40 EST St Patrick's Dash Down Greenville So is anyone interested in doing the "Dash Down Greenville" 5K on March 16th. Its before the St Patrick's Day Parade on Greenville Ave. <BR> I signed up for it last week. I Can't Wait!! <BR> <BR> If anyone else signs up we could meet up and cheer each other on! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 12:27:22 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/16/2013 Do you ever talk to yourself? If so, share an example. <BR> <BR> Yes. I'm an only child so I often played alone so I had to talk to myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> It's not about time, it's about choices. How are you spending your choices? - Beverly Adamo Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:32:30 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/14/2013 Name 2 pet peeves that always aggravate you. <BR> <BR> (1) When people don't return their cart, especially when they are less than 25 feet (or especially less than 10 feet) from the cart return or the entrance. <BR> (2) When you go into a store and CLEARLY need assistance, multiple employees see you, but no one offers assistance. <BR> <BR> <BR> How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar. - Trina Paulus Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:02:02 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/13/2013 Are you a risk taker, or do you typically play it safe? <BR> <BR> I definitely play it safe as a general rule. <BR> <BR> <BR> Success must be felt on the inside before it can be felt on the outside. - Unknown Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:02:49 EST Joined Today :) Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople today! I'm Kendale, I'm 25 from Addison, TX. I am trying to loose 144.8lbs. I am a bridesmaid in May for my cousins wedding and I want to be into a size 18. <BR> Currently I am a size 22/24 and weight 294.8. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:20:46 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/12/2013 Describe your life in High School. Are you the same person? Have you changed? <BR> <BR> I was popular in the sense that everyone knew me, not that I ran around with the popular kids. I was in Colorguard (flag corp) for 3 out of 4 years in HS and was in choir for the same 3 years. Basically, I am still the same person, strong in my beliefs, etc., but I think time changes all of us a bit and to that end, I am not the same. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your bala... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:51:39 EST Starting over again... Just want to start over again... having trouble getting going. Sometimes it all seems so hard. <em>30</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:44:12 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/11/2013 The one thing that I enjoy doing that doesn't feel like work is ____________. <BR> <BR> For me, it's dancing. I quite enjoy it. Bowling falls in that category as well, but boy do I feel muscles I forgot I had the next day! :-) <BR> <BR> <BR> Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. - John Wooden Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:44:53 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/09/2013 List 5 things you always have in your kitchen. <BR> <BR> Bottled water; flour, sugar, Truvia/Stevia, spices; Pots and pans; bread/sandwich thins; nuts <BR> <BR> <BR> A good question to revisit whenever overwhelmed: Are you having a breakdown or a breakthrough? - Timothy Ferriss Sat, 9 Feb 2013 11:57:50 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/08/2013 How much time do you spend watching TV on an average day? <BR> <BR> Honestly, since I've been laid off, far more than I should. Oftentimes,I turn it on for the noise and I'm not actively watching it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Get COMFORTABLE with being uncomfortable. - Jillian Michaels Fri, 8 Feb 2013 08:54:54 EST Hot Chocolate race Any Dallas area sparkers doing the Hot Chocolate race Saturday? Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:55:17 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/07/2013 Are you proactive, or do you procrastinate? <BR> <BR> I try to be proactive, but there are some things that I really do procrastinate about. There are some things that I really need to do better about and I'm working on it. Like grocery shopping, I've been procrastinating that. I shouldn't, but I realized after doing it a few times by myself that I have really come to rely on my husband's ability to get things off the top shelf for me. <BR> <BR> <BR> Consider the postage stamp; its useful... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 08:33:53 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/06/2013 Do you take time for yourself regularly? <BR> <BR> I absolutely try to take time for myself regularly. Sometimes, it is as simple as taking the time for a nice long bubble bath or a long walk by myself. I think sometimes we all need time to clear our minds. <BR> <BR> <BR> You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. - Rosalynn Carter Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:36:10 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/05/2013 Do you wake up at the same time everyday? <BR> <BR> For the most part, yes, I wake up at the same time everyday. Sometimes I wish I didn't. <BR> <BR> <BR> Every Worthwhile accomplishment, big or little has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. - Ghandi Tue, 5 Feb 2013 09:33:48 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/04/2013 Do you exercise in the morning, afternoon or evening? <BR> <BR> I prefer to exercise in the mornings because there is less of an opportunity for me to make an excuse or for something to come up to keep me from it. However, there are some classes at night that I really enjoy and I have been known to do both morning and evening exercise. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. - Frank Clark Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:07:59 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/03/2013 Do you eat breakfast everyday? <BR> <BR> Yes, I love breakfast. <BR> <BR> <BR> Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. - Mary Lou Retton Sun, 3 Feb 2013 11:09:57 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/02/2013 What makes YOU beautiful? <BR> Leave out all of the negative stuff, and concentrate on the beauty that’s within you – seen and unseen. <BR> <BR> I have a nice singing voice, when I sing in the right key. :-/ I have beautiful hands and fingernails. I have a beautiful smile. I try to smile at random people and find it nice when they actually smile back. I am friendly and try to speak to everyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Always remember to keep your words positive because your words become your ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 10:41:31 EST ??Question of the Day?? 02/01/2013 List one thing that you will do for yourself today. <BR> <BR> I will get to the gym and get my heart pumping despite the soreness I still have going on in my body. <BR> <BR> <BR> Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. - H.L. Hunt <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 08:22:02 EST Restaurants... I had lunch at Cowboy Chicken today (at the corner of Greenville Avenue and Lovers Lane). They have five entrees under 500 calories and their nutrition information is on their web site. Plus the chicken is great! Check it out, several locations in the Metroplex. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:08:36 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/31/2013 What is your favorite drink? <BR> <BR> I like water, but if we are talking favorite, I have great memories of A&W Root Beer as a kid. Even now, when I drink it, it takes me back to some great times. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you hear a voice within you saying "You are not a painter," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. - Vincent Van Gogh Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:57:46 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/30/2013 Share a couple of cool facts about your family. <BR> <BR> My father is one of 9 children that my grandmother had, which included 2 sets of twins. She had a boy/girl and a set of boys. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you think you can do it, or you think you can't do it, you are right. - Henry Ford Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:10:01 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/29/2013 List three things that you always carry with you. <BR> <BR> Phone, Driver's License, love in my heart. As funny as that sounds, I don't always carry my wallet or my purse with me because it gets in the way. I generally always have my license with me though. <BR> <BR> <BR> Believe you can, and you're halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:12:12 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/28/2013 What sounds do you hear right now? <BR> <BR> My husband's car driving off and the computer. Oh, dog tags jingling from the dogs walking. <BR> <BR> <BR> The pain of discipline weighs ounces whereas the pain of regret weighs tons. - Jim Rohn Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:37:55 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/27/2013 How often do you make your bed? <BR> <BR> Generally, we make our bed everyday. Although, with me feeling under the weather this week, that hasn't happened so much this week. <BR> <BR> <BR> This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything. - Scott Reed Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:49:55 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/25/2013 Do you prefer to talk or text? <BR> <BR> I prefer to talk, but a lot of my friends cannot talk and prefer to text. <BR> <BR> <BR> You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way! - Dr. Seuss Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:39:07 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/24/2013 What’s the first thing you would do for yourself if you won 100 million dollars? Note: this question is specifically for you…what would you do for fun after the family and the bills and the obvious stuff was taken care of? <BR> <BR> I think DH and I would take the family on a vacation and not worry so much about the expense. I think I'd also hire a personal trainer. <BR> <BR> <BR> Always remember to keep your words positive because your words become your destiny. - Mahatma Ghandi Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:27:53 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/23/2013 What is your favorite flower? <BR> <BR> I always appreciate roses of any kind or color. We have several rose bushes and it just makes me so happy when I see them bloom. I also love irises. They are beautiful when I see them bloom. I had them all over my yard when I first bought my house in Denison. <BR> <BR> <BR> Learn to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. - Jim Rohn Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:59:04 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/22/2013 What is your favorite movie from the 80's? <BR> <BR> Gosh, to narrow it down is a trick because I love so many of the John Hughes' movies that came out in the 80's! I think I would have to go with Pretty In Pink. <BR> <BR> <BR> Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future. - Ashleigh Brilliant <BR> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:56:16 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/21/2013 Do you watch the awards shows, such as the Golden Globes? <BR> <BR> No, I most often do not. I used to watch them, but now I am just not that interested. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Above all challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish. – Cecile M. Springer Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:53:05 EST Daily Challenges (1/21 - 1/27) 1/21 - Stay within your sodium range <BR> <BR> 1/22 - Take a walk <BR> <BR> 1/23 - Take half an hour just for YOU <BR> <BR> 1/24 - Do 30 extra minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> 1/25 - Drink 64oz of water <BR> <BR> 1/26 - Do 50 squats <BR> <BR> 1/27 - Cook at home today Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:41:12 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/20/2013 What kind of cell phone you use? Do you love it? <BR> <BR> I have a Droid Pro that I have had for several years. I do love it, but I wanted to upgrade, but when Verizon did their thing, I am just not sure I want to do that right now and risk losing my unlimited data plan. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> An obstacle is often a stepping stone. - Prescott Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:50:51 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/19/2013 What is the last movie that you saw in a theater? <BR> <BR> DH and I wanted to see Silver Linings Playbook, but it was sold out. We saw This is 40 instead. It was good for a few laughs, but it was definitely a bit crude. <BR> <BR> <BR> She believed that she could, so she did. It's that easy...Don't let anyone tell you you can't. - SunShine Hampton Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:31:43 EST Hello Hello, This is my second time on Sparkpeople. I am hoping to lose the weight and keep it off. I like the tracking, recipes ideas, and exercise video's you all offer. I look forward to keeping current and trying new recipes. Thanks Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:40:14 EST Motivational Quote for 01/18/2013 Fear is only as deep as the mind allow. - Japanese Proverb <BR> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:29:23 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/17/2013 Do you live in an apartment/condo, townhouse or house? <BR> <BR> House. I only lived in an apartment briefly for about 6 months or so before I bought my house in Denison. Otherwise, I've always lived in a house. <BR> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:46:46 EST Motivational Quote for 01/17/2013 Believe that you have it, and you have it. - Latin Proverb <BR> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:43:32 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/16/2013 Have you ever been to an opera? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. I used to work with a girl that loved the opera and used to sing opera, but I've never been. <BR> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:20:59 EST Motivational Quote for 01/16/2013 Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. - Jim Rohn Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:19:26 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/15/2013 Have you ever cheated on a test? <BR> <BR> I can honestly answer no to this. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:07:50 EST Motivational Quote for 01/15/2013 Do a little more each day that you think you possibly can. - Lowell Thomas Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:06:43 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/14/2013 Have you ever been on tv or in the newspaper? <BR> <BR> Not that I know of on tv, but my husband was on the news. I was in the newspaper though when I was younger. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:56:54 EST Motivational Quote for 01/14/2013 Your body is your most priceless possession; you've got to take it! - Jack Lalanne Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:55:03 EST Daily Challenges (1/14/13 - 1/20/13) Monday - Do 50 leg lifts <BR> <BR> Tuesday - Make your lunch for work <BR> <BR> Wednesday - In the chat thread, tell us why you love YOU <BR> <BR> Thursday - Post a blog, updating us on your progress <BR> <BR> Friday - Read a Spark motivation article <BR> <BR> Saturday - Turn the TV OFF! Unplug for a day! <BR> <BR> Sunday - Organize ONE area of your life Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:14:21 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/12/2013 How often do you cook at home? <BR> <BR> Most of my meals are cooked at home these days. However, there are a handful that we have out. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:53:55 EST Motivational Quote for 01/13/2013 You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. - Marcus Aurelius Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:48:57 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/11/2013 When you go shopping, do you make a grocery list? If so, do you stick by your list or do you sometimes deviate from it? <BR> <BR> I try to have a list more often than not these days, especially since I started couponing because it helps me to keep track of whether I have a coupon or not. Yes, sometimes I do go "off" my list. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:10:35 EST Motivational Quote for 01/11/2013 Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:00:01 EST Motivational Quote for 01/10/2013 Impossible isn't a fact, it's an opinion. - Unknown Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:04:12 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/09/2013 Do you use coupons at the supermarket? <BR> <BR> As some of you know, yes, I have recently started using coupons consistently at the grocery store. I wasn't previously, but they are helping now. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:35:30 EST Motivational Quote for 01/09/2013 First we make our habits, then our habits make us. - Charles C. Noble Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:20:58 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/08/2013 Name something enjoyable that you did or tell us what the most most relaxing part of your weekend? <BR> <BR> We went with my in-laws to see BeatleMania Now. They did a really good job. Didn't get to relax much this weekend because we did some shopping and were busy running around. <BR> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:56:52 EST Motivational Quote for 01/08/2013 Optimism, that is healthy in its application, will inevitably result in better physical and emotional health. - Richard Bandler Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:54:48 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/07/2013 I've read blogs for people who are doing marathons this year or who are simply wanting to be able to walk or run a 5k. Are you training for something specific this year? Or just training to be a better you? <BR> <BR> I am training to be a better me. <BR> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:30:38 EST Motivational Quote for 01/07/2013 Cause change & lead, accept change & survive, resist change & die. - Ray Noorda <BR> <BR> Change in any part of our lives is inevitable. Not just moving to a healthy lifestyle, but in all areas of our life. Even the way most of us pay bills has changed over the years. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:15:12 EST Back at it... Hi all, <BR> I actually live in Irving, but that board is pretty slow so I decided to join this board. I lost 50 pounds through Sparkpeople about 5 years ago and had kept it off for a while. Last year, I had the perfect storm of life interruptions and laziness that helped me gain almost 20 of that back. So, here I am and I hope to take more off and keep it off for the rest of my life. I enjoy running and I also workout at LA Fitness in Las Colinas. I love the idea of having meet-ups and... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 22:14:15 EST Daily Challenges (1/7/13 - 1/13/13) 1/7 - Do 100 wall pushups <BR> <BR> 1/8 - Read a Spark article and post the link so that we can share it too! <BR> <BR> 1/9 - What's your favorite song? Share it with us and then dance! <BR> <BR> 1/10 - Take a walk! <BR> <BR> 1/11 - Do 15 extra minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> 1/12 - Join us at White Rock Lake for the White Rock Three Mile Walk! <BR> <BR> 1/13 - Do a little stretching in the morning before starting your day Sun, 6 Jan 2013 22:00:34 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/06/2013 Do you journal and blog? Or just one or the other? <BR> <BR> For the time being, I have just been blogging, but I am thinking that I should start journalling again or at least writing in my tracker what happened that day so I know what kind of day it was so I know what may have happened with my food. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:48:42 EST Motivational Quote for 01/05/2013 "I can't do it" never accomplished anything; "I will try" has performed wonders. - George P. Burnham Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:43:29 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/05/2013 Share one thing that you plan to do in January. <BR> <BR> I plan to start focusing on my healthy lifestyle changes. I know that it takes 21 days (I think) to make a habit, so I want to take some time to make my healthy lifestyle changes habits. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:07:23 EST Motivational Quote for 01/05/2013 You are *anything* but ordinary. - Ellis Grey, Grey's Anatomy <BR> <BR> I think this applies to all of us. We can be anything we want if we are willing to work for it. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:56:43 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/04/2013 What are your resolutions for 2013? <BR> <BR> at least 1 mile for each day 2013 <BR> focus on each day as it comes <BR> track my food and try not to overwhelm myself with looking too far in the future. <BR> each day is a new day to refocus and refuel <BR> remember to eat to live, not live to eat <BR> remember that God is in control, He has broad shoulders and He can handle my problems <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:08:26 EST Motivational Quote for 01/04/2013 Your life lies before you like a path of driven snow, be careful how you tread it cause every step will show. - Lowri Williams Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:06:32 EST White Rock Four Mile Walk Here's the next Event on ZENDORA's list: <BR> <BR> We will meet near the covered picnic area and playground off E. Lawther. <BR> <BR> To find us, take Buckner Rd/Loop 12, turn onto E. Lake Highlands Dr (lake side, not soccer field side). Soon as you turn onto E. Lake Highlands, turn again on the first road on your left, into the park. At the stop sign take a right and park near the playground equipment. If you see the actual lake you’ve gone too far. If you need more help on directions emai... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 06:10:46 EST White Rock Three Mile Walk As team member ZENDORA says: <BR> <BR> This will be our first official walk. We will meet near the covered picnic area and playground off E. Lawther. <BR> <BR> To find us, take Buckner Rd/Loop 12, turn onto E. Lake Highlands Dr (lake side, not soccer field side). Soon as you turn onto E. Lake Highlands, turn again on the first road on your left, into the park. At the stop sign take a right and park near the playground equipment. If you see the actual lake you've gone too far. If you need m... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 06:08:35 EST Moving Soon Hi! I am moving back to DFW in the next month after living overseas for 5.5 years. I'm working to drop about 35 pounds to get to my ideal weight. I'm looking for a job right now so I'm not sure where my family (DH and my two year old DD) will end up but we are going to be living with my parents in Duncanville for at least a month. <BR> <BR> I would love to connect with other Sparkies who are in the area just for the support and accountability as I try to establish a new routine! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 16:56:08 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/03/2013 Do you have any health goals in January? <BR> <BR> I think most of what we have been talking about has been health related. However, I really want to get back into my workout routine. I know I feel so much better when I am doing it everyday. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:01:34 EST Motivational Quote for 01/03/2013 One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. - Golda Meir Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:00:04 EST Creating a "Back of the Pack" Race Team Hello, <BR> I'm lonely. I like to participate in 5K's+ and Half Marathons, however most groups are a bit faster than I am or I have to fundraise. I'm pretty much a "back of the pack" racer and have even been the chick with a police escort. <em>2</em> <BR> I'm looking for individuals that range in 3.2 to 3.7 mph and want to form a race group (team shirts are awesome) to train and accomplish races as a team. <BR> Would like to meet at least once a week on the weekend to do mileage and imp... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 06:47:00 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/02/2013 Share a good habit that you will continue doing in 2013. <BR> <BR> I plan to continue focusing on a healthier me and using my FitBit to help me be be more active. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:31:32 EST Motivational Quote for 01/02/2013 Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future. - Ashleigh Brilliant <BR> <BR> Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. - Ron Jaworksi Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:30:43 EST ??Question of the Day?? 01/01/2013 Share one thing that you plan to do for yourself in 2013. <BR> <BR> I plan to add fresh juice to my diet. After watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, I have to think that we are definitely not getting enough vitamins and minerals from the fruits and veggies we consume and everything that I'm reading says that fresh juice is the best. <BR> <BR> To clarify, I am doing this in addition to, not in place of fresh fruits and veggies. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:50:09 EST Motivational Quote for 01/01/2013 Today is the first blank page in a 365 page book. Write a good one. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:41:09 EST ??Question of the Day?? 12/31/2012 My home is ____________. <BR> <BR> My home is a combination of mine and my husband's collections to make us both feel at home. I have collected cows since I was a senior in HS. I don't actively collect them now, but I can't get rid of the ones I have. My husband loves trains, planes and has his auto cross trophies, etc., but somehow we make it work. <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:05:32 EST Motivational Quote for 12/31/2012 If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will. - Sash Azevedo Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:55:02 EST Daily Challenges (12/31/12 - 1/6/13) 12/31: Eat 3 servings of fruit <BR> <BR> 1/1: Cook dinner at home. As a bonus, I'll give you a Spark Goodie if you post the recipe you cooked on this thread! <BR> <BR> 1/2: Comment on a fellow team member's blog <BR> <BR> 1/3: Do 100 crunches <BR> <BR> 1/4: Pack your lunch for eating out! <BR> <BR> 1/5: Go for a walk <BR> <BR> 1/6: Do 50 calf raises Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:46:30 EST A Little Different Than You Hello, team Dallas! Yes, I'm a little different than you are...because I live in Southern California! Me joining this team was not a mistake. I joined because of your awesome team leader! If you've gone to her page and read about her, I'm the friend she's talked about! We met here on SP several years ago, and have formed a special, strong, unbreakable bond. So, I hope you don't mind that an outsider is here!! I obviously won't be able to join you on outings, but hope to be a part of th... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:13:07 EST Motivational Quote for 12/30/2012 Choice, not circumstances, determines your success. - Anonymous Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:52:08 EST ??Question of the Day?? 12/30/2012 When I was a child I used to ________________. <BR> <BR> When I was a child I used to be really flexible and really thin. So thin, in fact, that other kids were afraid to play with me for fear they would break me. My how things change. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:41:39 EST ??Question of the Day?? 12/29/2012 Music makes me feel ___________. <BR> <BR> <BR> Music makes me feel better. When I am in a bad mood, it can help to change my mood. It can make me want to dance and move or smile. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:32:46 EST Motivational Quote for 12/29/2012 Regardless of what is going on around you, make the best of what is in your power, and take the rest as it occurs. - Epictetus Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:28:27 EST Motivational Quote for 12/28/2012 Nothing is ever wrong. We learn from every step we take. Whatever you did today was the way it was meant to be. Be proud of you. - Unknown Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:51:56 EST ??Question of the Day?? 12/28/2012 How do you think 2013 will differ from 2012? <BR> <BR> I've rekindled some different things in myself this year and relearned to listen to my body. I think this year will be filled with more weight loss and a healthier me. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:50:31 EST ??Question of the Day?? 12/27/2012 Share something you learned in 2012. <BR> <BR> As silly as it sounds, I re-learned to listen to my body and to stop eating when I was full. I don't eat my emotions, I've tried to do something a little different with them, such as take a walk or write even to get my emotions out rather than eat them. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:36:10 EST Motivational Quote for 12/27/2012 Never make excuses. Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are afraid to do. - Unknown Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:34:23 EST Motivational Quote for 12/26/2012 If you believe enough in the process SUCCESS will come to you. You just have to be willing to see it through to the END. - Unknown. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:16:33 EST ??Question of the Day?? 12/26/2012 Is there anything that you asked for that you didn't get for Christmas? <BR> <BR> I did not get the juicer I asked for, but Santa/DH said he couldn't find one that was reasonably priced that had decent reviews. However, Macy's has one for $69.99 today and tomorrow that has good reviews. On a positive note, if I can get out of the house and into the stores before 1 today and/or tomorrow, I can get an additional $10.00 off. <BR> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:12:53 EST ??Question of the Day?? 12/24/2012 What did you hope to accomplish this year that you did not? <BR> <BR> I didn't hit my goal weight. However, I'm still working on it. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 10:50:16 EST Motivational Quote for 12/24/2012 The secret to happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles. - Unknown Mon, 24 Dec 2012 10:47:36 EST Daily Challenges (12/24/12- -12/30/12) Hey Sparkers! Here are your challenges for the week! I know it's the week of Christmas, so you'll see a couple silly ones in here! <BR> <BR> 12/24: Try not to lick the bowl while you're baking Christmas sweets <BR> <BR> 12/25: It's Christmas! Take the day off! <BR> <BR> 12/26: Do 30 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> 12/27: Do 20 squats <BR> <BR> 12/28: Stay within your calorie range <BR> <BR> 12/29: Eat 3 servings of vegetables <BR> <BR> 12/30: Get your daily intake of water Sat, 22 Dec 2012 19:31:54 EST Using the Daily Challenge Forum Hey guys! Just wanted to post a little something about the Daily Challenges and how to navigate them. <BR> <BR> Each week, I'll be posting a list of the Daily Challenges. They will be in a Sticky Topic directly underneath this one. Then, the next Sunday, I'll post the following week's challenges. If you have any questions about them, let me know, but I think they're pretty self-explanatory! <BR> <BR> We start out small, but there will be some more difficult challenges and I may be adding ... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 19:28:49 EST The Buddy Zone Welcome to all our SparkDallas members, new and old! This is YOUR Buddy Zone! We've got a large population of people here so, if you need someone to hold you accountable, post your generic location and what you're looking for in a buddy and then reply to others that look promising. Don't get discouraged. You may not be a good fit with each other, but there's someone out there for you! <BR> <BR> If you have trouble finding a buddy, please let me know. I will work on finding someone for you. Sat, 22 Dec 2012 19:16:02 EST The Ins and Outs **Please do not reply to this post** <BR> <BR> Hello everyone and <em>235</em> to the SparkDallas team! We love having the chance to welcome new members to the team, so please create a new topic under this thread and let us know who you are and what you're hoping to get out of the team. Then, take a few minutes to browse the Sticky Topics in each forum to familiarize yourself with who WE are. There are a few things that I'd like to share though. <BR> <BR> 1. Inappropriate comments will ... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 19:10:03 EST Times, They Are a-Changin' Hello, everyone! <BR> <BR> You may all log on and wonder what's going on with our SparkDallas team. Well, I'll be implementing a lot of changes here in the next few weeks. I'm very excited about these. We will have Daily Challenges that I will post on a weekly basis, meet ups for members around the Dallas area so that we can get together and have fun getting fit, and I'll be keeping track of all the 5k runs/walks and marathons around the area, just in case any of you would like to register.... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 18:53:22 EST January Happy Holidays, Dallas! <BR> <BR> I want to take just a quick second to say hello and introduce myself as the new Team Leader. I've been with Spark for over 5 years and LOVE it here. What a great community! <BR> <BR> I will be putting together a little meet and greet sometime in January, when all the craziness of the holidays comes to a close. <BR> <BR> Keep checking back because there's about to be some big changes coming to this team! <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:48:27 EST Hello Dallas Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I did this a couple years ago and dropped 25 pounds. Since then I have gained a lot more than that back. I am going to loose 100 lbs the right way. I also have recently moved from Fort Worth to the Dallas area. I am looking for another mom who would like to get together to walk or workout. Maybe even a workout buddy at a close Lifetime Fitness. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:50:07 EST John-David I live in Uptown working on getting from 178 to 155. Thinking about joining the new LA at Cityplace but haven't decided yet. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:33:59 EST Neighborhood walk in Northwest Dallas This Saturday, Nov 9th there will be a walk hosted by the Dallas Trekkers. There are two distance options 5K or 11K. You may register to walk anytime between 8:00 am - 10:00 am; as long as you finish by 1:00 pm. Walk registration is at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Rd., Dallas, TX 75229. Only $3.00 registration fee. Come walk with us. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:09:25 EST Morenike Jaiyeoba A Conference Speaker & Project Manager/Author Success Keys For Women Entrepreneurs. <BR> Founder, Winnrspath (Raising A million Dimes For Aids Orphans Care & Centers-) & Freshword Publications reaching several thousands of households both locally and Internationally. Organize and facilitating Conferences for Singles & Youths, Business & Leadership Empowerment, Ministerial Ethics & Church Workshops. Love the Lord dearly and believe that we need to take care of our bodies and lives both spiri... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:50:37 EST Cooper Wellness Program in Dallas Has anyone ever attended the Cooper Wellness Program in Dallas? It is part of the Cooper Clinic. I am considering going to their 2 day program and was wondering if anyone had any feed back on it. <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> Kelly Thu, 25 Oct 2012 01:50:30 EST Hello There Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Larry, 35, married with three children. I'm currently working on my weight loss goals and various other goals I have set. <BR> <BR> I'm currently working to slim down to 185 pounds and I started at 267 pounds. I'm currently at 252 pounds and slimming down little by little. <BR> <BR> I am restarting my running program using Couch to 5K. I have run some 5K races but I'm realistic about my goals which incl... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:15:21 EST Peanut Butter Recall while this started out at Trader Joes, which a couple of stores are in the metroplex. <BR> <BR> This also affects Sprout's Peanut butter and Sunflower Market's Peanut butter. I didn't recognize any of the other brands. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the article: <link><BR>utter-recall-expands-trader-joes-17313478 </link> <BR> <BR> and the link to the list of recalled peanut butter: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>land... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:31:21 EST workout buddy for 24 hour fitness plano Hi All, <BR> <BR> I was wondering if there are any ladies in the area that would like a workout buddy that goes to 24 fitness. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Claudia Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:09:30 EST Hi everyone!!! My name is Jeanetta and I am new to running. I want to run a 5k as part of my fitness goals and thought this would be the best place to get support. I'm new to Dallas, well not that new, 5 years now, but I love this city. I live in North Texas, Allen to be exact and look forward to meeting, greeting, and ultimately learning from experience. <em>30</em> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:30:51 EST HI everyone I have been in Dallas for 4 years and I work as a CNA and would love to get back in shape I'm going to try to walk at White rock lake 2 times a week and would love company ! Mon, 24 Sep 2012 01:10:59 EST Need a buddy! Hey! I'm in need of a workout buddy relatively near the North Dallas area. I am a member of LA Fitness but have been lacking in going lately. Also own a bike and love to ride it as well. Classes, biking, boot camps, walking, anything to keep me motivated! Schedule is pretty open except for weekend afternoon/evenings (Wedding photographer, so schedule is sporadic at times). Willing to travel for a good trail. Have about 25-30 pounds to lose. If you're interested please let me know! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:29:46 EST Joined today I just had a baby 4 and a half months ago at 44. I gained 50 pounds while pregnant. I had a baby at 42 s well and it took me a year to get back to a semi normal weight for me which 155. i much prefer to be 130 to 140. I just feel better. I am really discouraged this time because the weight is just not coming off as easy. I have lost 30 pounds since I delivered and have been watching my calorie intake, keeping it at 1200, and exercising for 30 mins M-F. But I am stuck and getting frustrated. I... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:01:37 EST I'm new and need support! I'm 23 and live in north Dallas. I'm already a member of My Fitnees Pal but I just found out about this site and I'm going to give it a try. Feel free to add me! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:59:40 EST Just Moved to North Dallas I have recently relocated to North Dallas by the toll way from Des Moines, Iowa and I am needing to find some like minded friends. I have lost 170 pounds through diet and having the gastric sleeve but really want some one who can kick my butt on the fitness part :) Wed, 5 Sep 2012 23:42:56 EST Turkey Trot 2012 Hi, Everyone: New to Dallas SP. I am planning to jog/walk the Dallas Turkey Trot this year. I completed a few 10K organized walks a few years ago; but, I have never entered any type of 5K events like the Turkey Trot where I have a goal to jog/walk. Was looking for advice from anyone that has trained for this event in the past or any first timers for this year that we could keep up with training together. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Bev <em>311</em> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:41:03 EST Looking for workout partner around Allen/Plano I am looking for a work out parner. I go to the LA Fitness at K Ave/Spring Creek and would love to find someone that is interested in working out in the mornings. I typically work out 7-8ish, but I can go earlier if need be and some evenings as well. I am also wanting to possibly train myself to be able to do a 5k. I hate running because it hurts me so much, but I need some endurance training and my friends and boyfriend like to do 5ks. I was thinking about getting the couch to 5k app for my ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:18:44 EST Looking for workout partner around Allen/Plano I am looking for a work out parner. I go to the LA Fitness at K Ave/Spring Creek and would love to find someone that is interested in working out in the mornings. I typically work out 7-8ish, but I can go earlier if need be and some evenings as well. I am also wanting to possibly train myself to be able to do a 5k. I hate running because it hurts me so much, but I need some endurance training and my friends and boyfriend like to do 5ks. I was thinking about getting the couch to 5k app for my ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:16:31 EST Hello! New here Hello everyone! I'm Jesi, I'm 29 years old and I have some weight to lose. I just moved to Dallas in November from a small town in South Ga.I'm starting to learn my way around and I'm starting to make friends but they mostly live in Plano ect. while I'm right in the middle of everything.I already knew that I needed to lose weight but what really sparked (pun intended) my decision to do this was a picture taken of me by a friend, at the club we all go to. When I saw it I realized just how out ... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:51:53 EST OK ALREADY!! I admit it! I have some weight to lose. 50 lbs or so, if we want to get technical. Am I ready? I hope so. Have I tried and failed SO SO SO many times? yep. It is possible? completely. <BR> Wish me luck :) Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:01:19 EST Hello :) Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Crissy and I've been away from Dallas for over 15 years. I just moved back in December last year. I'm taking care of my parents due to their health issues. Since I've been gone for so long I do not have any friends left in this area (Balch Springs/Mesquite). <BR> <BR> I made the decision in February of 2011 to start living a more active and healthier life style. I was 296 lbs, hypertensive and had type 2 diabetes. I also suffer from a pinched... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:57:42 EST Independence Day 5K/10K Hey Dallas - who all is planning to run or walk this DRC race???? <BR> <BR> How bout volunteering at the race if you can't do either of the above? Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:15:16 EST Hi Everybody! I'm Katt, and I should probably start by confessing that I'm not actually in Dallas anymore. I moved to south Georgia almost a year ago, but I'm still a Texas girl and more than anything, a Dallas girl. I'm just getting started back in a healthy routine, and I really want a group that can motivate me! Thu, 31 May 2012 13:54:58 EST Hi! My name is.... Hello, everyone! My name is Tiara, and I am a 25 year-old student looking to make some positive changes in my life. Over the past couple years, I noticed that I was retaining more weight than losing it. I've been wanting to do something about it, but I just never really found the right way. I wasn't the most motivated person either, so that didn't help. For me, this is the first step to a healthier me and a healthier lifestyle. I'm looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead, and also to... Thu, 17 May 2012 00:21:22 EST Spring/Summer Events in Dallas? What are some of the upcoming events you're participating in? The last event I did was in February, so I'm itching for a new goal so I can focus my workouts! Mon, 14 May 2012 12:51:10 EST Hey, just starting out here. I did Nutrisystem a few years ago and really had great success. However, I hit a few roadbumps, got off the plan, and I'm up to 235 now. Nutrisystem let me know I can do it, and now I'm sure I can do the food on my own. Sat, 12 May 2012 20:34:23 EST my self My name is Louisa, i am 31 years old with two daughters. My nursing school graduation was today and went i saw my graduation pics, i decided to join sparkpeople to lose the weight. My starting weight is 215lbs. Sun, 6 May 2012 22:45:06 EST Uptown/Downtown Workout Buddy Needed!! I can workout as early as 5am or after 5pm. I'm tired of the excuses! Tue, 1 May 2012 16:37:50 EST Hello..newbie here Hello all. <BR> <BR> I recently joined and wanted to say hello to you all. I'm a 36 female who works and lives downtown Dallas. If anyone is up to ever working out, PLEASE contact me! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Kim Tue, 1 May 2012 16:31:28 EST Need a workout buddy in near the Oak Cliff area Hi everyone I'm new here. I signed up on Spark People but haven't really had much time to look around. One of my new years goals is to lose 20 pounds. So far I've lost 8 pounds WOO WOOP! If any sparkers lives near Oak Cliff I need a BUDDY to work out with!!!!! It just makes the workout fly by plus it's fun having someone there. <BR> <BR> So I hope to find my Spark workout buddy soon and get to some more shedding of the poundage. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:35:30 EST Saying Hello from Plano A friend of mine sent me this direction. She suggested I use it to possibly find some support during my fitness exploration and possibly to find a workout buddy too. I'm a member of Lifetime. I would really love to have someone there to help motivate me...and I will do the same for you. Thank you all for the support you will give me and the support you provide for others to help them accomplish their goals. <BR> <BR> Annie Fri, 30 Mar 2012 17:15:58 EST RnR Who's running the Rock N Roll? Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:52:34 EST Running Mom's Rock-Highland Village<BR>.html <BR> <BR> Is anyone walking or running this? <BR> <BR> I am walking/jogging it. I have friends who are walking it with me and then running a half-marathon the next day. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 02:47:12 EST New to Dallas and new to SP! Hi everyone! My name is Maya. I recently moved to Dallas, well Texas period in August. My move has been a stepping stone to the life I always wanted. I have achieved so many small goals since I have been here and now I am ready to start the goal that has been haunting me my whole lose this weight and live a healthy life. Currently I am 391 lbs, 5'7', 26 years old and I know that this is totally unhealthy and I have to change. It is no longer a want but a NEED to live longer and do m... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:33:20 EST March 2012 Events What's happening in March? What events are y'all going to be participating in? Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:20:12 EST Hi! I'm new here. Hey everyone. I'm Mindy and I just joined SP. Decided to finally get serious about getting healthy and my cousin told me about this website. So here I am. I have a good bit of weight I need to lose, but more than that I just want to get healthy. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:36:35 EST Training my dog I set a new goal to train my dog and just started this morning. Surprisingly, its a really great work out! :) Double whammy! <BR> <BR> He is a pit mix and a few years old. We rescued him from being put down at a pound in need of a guard dog after our apartment got broken into. Anyone have dog training tips? Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:59:41 EST Hi Spark Dallas!!!! Hi my name is Jasmine!! I'm glad I've joined Spark, I'm looking to shed a few pounds of baby fat!!! I just had a baby boy 6 months ago and gained 87 pounds during my 9 months. I went from 181 pounds to 267. My son weighed 9lbs even at birth, and I currently weigh 220. So I wanted a local team that I could actually connect and advance with. So thanks for allowing me this opportunity to join you all!!!!!! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 02:54:49 EST Hello Hello Hello All, <BR> <BR> I'm kinda new to SP. I signed up for it when I was in college but never used it. It's really nice that we have a team in Dallas, I have a lot of work to do and am looking for a quick start on this diet thing! (Or should I say "new way of life" that's what my mom calls it) Any kind words will surely help. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 21:13:24 EST Hello, My name is Singergirl I am on here to loose weigh. I will need motivation. Also support. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:22:45 EST New to SP I've been exploring SP for almost 2 weeks now but today's the first time I've gotten to the message boards. I spent my teens and 20s as an active, healthy, fit individual without much regard to how I got there or how to stay there. I ate whatever I wanted and yet somehow managed to maintain a healthy weight. Illnesses, arthritis, and increasing career responsibilities have slowed me down and I now have to watch my food intake to keep my weight healthy. I'm sure others out there can relate... ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:48:55 EST I'm Back Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm not new to site just have been away for a while. I'm tired of being on Yo-Yo diets and ready to jump on a healthier lifestyle change, which brings me back to Spark People. I'm back now for the long haul. Spark People for life!!! Gotta Get Me Back!!!! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:35:34 EST Rowlett - Need workout / walking buddy Workout Buddy needed! I have a LA Fitness membership. Fri, 20 Jan 2012 09:13:19 EST Hot Chocolate WOOT - I will be there. <BR> <BR> Jerome Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:13:59 EST Hello from McKinney Hi!!! I'm new to the team. I recently moved back to Texas after graduating from the University of Utah. I was wondering who else is from this area. <BR> <BR> Also is anyone planning on running the Trinity River Levee 5K in March? Thanks!! <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:00:08 EST University Park / Uptown Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Jaime and I am not new to this by any means, but I have been away for a while. Time to get back on track and get serious about my health! I live in the University Park area and work in Uptown. Anyone else work out at the Golds Gym on McKinney? I have a pretty good work out buddy in my hubby, but could always use more! I have been a big slacker lately, so I need some encouragement to get back to the gym! I am always looking for new ideas and workout ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 13:57:55 EST New to the SparkDallas team Hello, I'm new to the SparkDallas team. Starting to get back on track. Been off the SparkPeople for quite sometime. Happy to be back and start tracking my progress. <em>407</em> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:03:45 EST Challenge Any new challenges coming up? I'm in need of something in a B-A-D way!!!!!! Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:34:05 EST New to the Dallas Area Hello everyone! I am new to the Dallas area but not new to Spark, I have been a member since April 2009. My name is Amanda, I am 28 yrs old, married, no kids. My husband and I relocated to Dallas (Irving to be exact) for his job and I am currently unemployed ( I am hoping this gives me no excuses to not lose weight). I hope to make some new Spark friends in the area! Happy Sparking! Mon, 5 Dec 2011 21:41:13 EST ladyb600158 hello my name is Brenda and I join this site so that I could lose some weigh and get my sugar levels back on track,also help me control my blood pressure , I had a stroke in 2006, I was a student in college and since then i have has a few mini strokes. so any information or just encouraging words are always welcome Wed, 23 Nov 2011 23:05:00 EST Newbie and excited!!! Hello all! I'm new to this site and I'm so glad I found it! I'm from Dallas and I'm a new mommy. (Well in my mind, I'm a new mommy! She's 20 months, now!) It's been a struggle to lose this "baby fat" and I'm determined to make this happen!!! I'm looking for a lot of support, so please help! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Kendall's Mom <em>334</em> Sun, 9 Oct 2011 23:28:13 EST Hi im Kenya Hi everyone how are yall? I am new to the dallas area and looking to make some new friends while losing weight and getting in better health. I am 24 years old, have a 3 year old daughter and I am a college student. I like trying new things as well as doing things that I love. I like to laugh and enjoy what life has to offer. I am also interested in finding a walking buddy or workout buddy. I live in the duncanville area.I wish everyone the best in the weight loss process and have a great day! Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:50:04 EST Greetings from Mesquite! Hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm Kimberly aka Magenta, living in Mesquite. Recently diagnosed with Diabetes (but only temporarily because I can and will beat this) and am determined to meet my ultimate goal of getting back under 200 pounds and living a healthy lifestyle for good. <BR> <BR> I have a blog on both Livejournal and Blogspot if interested in reading about my journey. I will also be keeping up with the one here. I am excited about what the future has in store for me. <BR> <BR> I am 34... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 16:44:35 EST Hey y'all - I have a question, please. I'm "officially" introducing myself. <BR> <BR> I'm somewhat new to the Dallas area (I moved here 17 months ago), and I've been on SparkPeople for 6 months. <BR> <BR> <BR> *~*~*~*~* <BR> My question . . . it seems so many of y'all are runners. I am not; I prefer to get my exercise in the pool instead of on the pavement. However, I'd still love to be able to attend some of the rallies in the area (even if for no other reason than to be a supportive bystander). Is that "permissable"? <BR> ... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 09:04:52 EST ~~~~SPARK RALLY~~~~ Hi Dallas Sparkers: <BR> <BR> Our team is participating in a Jump Rally for SparkPeople. You can find the link to the event on our teampage at the top by clicking on the link to "learn More' under the event title. You can also go directly to our spark america team page here: <BR> <BR> <BR> .asp?resource=9993 <BR> <BR> One of our team members has offered to host this event in her backyard. If you'd like to meet some other Dallas area sparkers, partici... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:15:50 EST Hello from Sachse! Hi there. I'm new to the SparkDallas page. DH and I moved to Sachse about 6 weeks ago from Southern Illinois with a job promotion (mine). I am originally from Garland. Glad to see so many people so close by! <BR> <BR> I'm not new to Spark, but have to admit, haven't been as faithful as I should (to the page that is). I've lost a total of 69.3 lbs, but right now, I'm batteling the yo-yo plan. My loss was up to 82,7 a year ago. I have literally played w/the same 13 months. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 10:24:28 EST Stress I don't advocate stress for weight loss, but it is affective. I've dropped about 8lbs in the last 4 days. Needing to find a new place to live on short notice and needing to get funding in for my nonprofit have come at the same time. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> If anyone has ideas of how to recruit volunteers to help raise funds, I'd appreciate it! Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:54:31 EST September Events Hey Dallas! Hopefully things will be cooling down in the weeks to come! What are your plans for September? I know many of us are doing the DRC Breakfast Bash next Saturday. Who all is going to be there? <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any other big plans for September? Sun, 28 Aug 2011 21:22:26 EST Dallas Running Club Happy Friday everyone! I know at least a few Dallas Sparkers are in the DRC--can someone give me a little more info? My main question is on the dues--if I join now, is that good for the races til the end of the year, or until a year from now, or how does that work? Are there any obligations for participation once you join? I'd like to go ahead and sign up for the Breakfast Bash but am thinking maybe I should just become a member. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:58:12 EST New here! And sorta kinda overwhelmed! I read a quick article/success story in a magazine this morning that led me here. Before I know it, I'm signed up and about to buy a book and tell all of my FB friends! Envisioning myself 40 lbs lighter and happier in 6 months (without spending $100 wk on MLM shakes that taste like cake batter?)! But how? How am I gonna fit a diet and exercise regimen into my life? I used to be able to drink a slimfast a day to lose quik pounds for a special occasion, and I played racquetball almost dai... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:37:18 EST Hello from Flower Mound! Hi everyone! I'm new to spark. I'm a 32yr old mom, wife and director of a school. I often say I feel like a little hamster spinning around and around in it's little wheel and can't seem to slow down. With that said, how the heck did I gain so much weight?! My husband told me last week that if I can't take care of myself, how can I expect to take care of everyone else? Harsh? Yes. Needed? DEFINITELY!!! Tough love! I realized that in taking care of everyone around me, I forgot to take care of m... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:18:31 EST Walking for a new me. Hello all. Im new to the site but Im very excited and glad I found it. Who knew reading one of those pamplets in the doctors office would be so helpful. Im on a mission. Gonna set goals I can keep. Ive lost around 50 lbs in the past year and a half. Now I want to make it under 300. Ive been this big for too long. My daughter ( Serah ) is overweight too and we are doing this together. Ive got 17 lbs to go until I reach my short term goal of 300. Then Ill set a new one. I want to teach my daug... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:25:21 EST Relay For Life - Start A Spark SP Team! Hey guys - I know I've been a little MIA, so this topic may have been covered... but if not.... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Fellow Sparker IUSECRAYONS (Miss Shelly aka: 'Grace') has started a Relay team for Relay For Life benefiting the American Cancer Society. I am SUPER excited to be a teammate and to represent SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> This will be my third year to rock Relay, but this is the first year I won’t be team Captain. I'm proud of Shelly for taking on a Captains role for such an amazin... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:05:53 EST DRC Half Marathon vs San Antonio Rock n Roll Hi! I hope everyone's summer running is going well. I'm down in Houston, but the heat has been really hard on us here, too. At least we finally got some RAIN this week!!! <BR> <BR> I'm planning on doing a Half Marathon in November. I'd planned on doing the San Antonio RnR, but am now considering the DRC Half. This is primarily because it'd give me another week before my December HM, Vegas RnR! <BR> <BR> Could someone tell me their experience with the DRC HM? And, has anyone ran both...and i... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:51:11 EST CrossFit Elements Classes Hey, for anyone who might be interested there is a good deal right now on 2 week, 6 class "Elements" workshop at CrossFit White Rock Lake (in the Lakewood area) is on sale for $39 (normally $130). This is the workshop you need to complete in order to become a CrossFit member. This is something I've always wanted to do so maybe this workshop will give me a taste of whether or not it's a good fit for me. Anyhoo, if you're interested, here's the link!! I plan on doing the e... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:32:56 EST Looking for a workout buddy Hello All! <BR> <BR> I am in the south dallas area, and am a member of 24 hour fitness... however I am looking for a buddy to take Zumba classes with, walk with, etc. <BR> <BR> Please reply if you are interested! :-) Sat, 9 Jul 2011 01:36:27 EST Hello from Cedar Hill Hi, I am Allison. I am new to the team and new to the posting thing. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:08:49 EST Jailbreak race - anyone doing this?<BR>fw.php <BR> <BR> It's basically a 5k muddy obstacle course. <BR> <BR> If you participated last hard it is? I'm thinking about signing up but want to know I can complete it. Mostly concerned about if there are any climbing walls and other things that would require lots of arm strength. Also, what kind of shoes would someone wear for running through water and mud...just some old shoes then toss them? <link> Thu, 7 Jul 2011 11:00:47 EST DRC Relay teams Hey Team - Lynette brought up a great idea! <BR> <BR> DRC does a 6 mile relay race of 3members running 2 miles each on August 6th. I did this last year and had a great time. <BR> <BR> How many teams can we fill???? Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:04:20 EST Oaklawn Newbie Hey all, I'm Joey. 38 years old and 235 pounds. I am a vet tech by trade and work some pretty long hours. I work 12 hours a day, 5 days a week and alternate Saturdays. I spend a good deal of time helping out with a non-profit in my spare time. Due to the on-the-run life I have, I eat A LOT of fast food and junk. I don't exercise like I should and feel it. <BR> <BR> Why am I here? I tired of being fat and unattractive. What do I mean by that? No I am not talking about attractive to other peop... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:09:17 EST Newish from Garland I signed up for SP earlier this year but was using livstrong to track till recently. The Garland team isn't very active so I figured I'd join the Dallas team too. <BR> <BR> I've lost 20lbs then tried to maintain that for a month which also happened to coincide with breaking my baby I need to lose 2lbs to get back to the -20 and go forward towards another -20 (and possibly more, not sure what my ideal weight is so I guessed my goal). <BR> <BR> After being off my feet for a few we... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:37:55 EST Hiking group nearby? Hello all. I'm new to SP...this is my second week and my first post. Thought I should really get involved so I can start losing. I was actually just wondering if there was any kind of hiking group in Dallas? I'm married with two young kids, so people who meet in the evenings or weekends is best! I know there's not a whole lot of hiking available around here, but I would love to find something that is outdoors, but not necessarily an organized sport...and I just love to walk! I still have a lo... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:52:20 EST 50% off TYR Swimming & Triathlon Gear - Schwaggle =) <BR> <BR> Limited inventory! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>3/50-percent-off-on-all-items-at-tyrco<BR>m/national?cmp=24-4-61421-7 </link> <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:55:40 EST New to SparkDallas, somewhat new to Spark Hello all! I've been off and on SP for a while. I like the site and am a tad overwhelmed by it, but come back often and try to learn something new. <BR> <BR> I am a mom of 4 girls (12, 9, 5 and 2 1/2) and work full time as a paralegal. I am an occasional runner. I have participated in the Tour De Fleurs 10K and the Komen Plano 5K as well as a 5K in Flower Mound. I don't love it, but I don't hate it. :) <BR> <BR> I have a terrible time staying motivated. Many days, I'm exhausted after... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:00:04 EST New to Spark Hello, <BR> I am new to Spark People and I am looking forward to this experience. I am 41 y/o female with approximately 40 lbs to lose and a sense of wellness to gain. I am employed full time and I am a full time grad student (graduating in Dec 2011). <BR> <BR> I began working out in March due to extreme stress, changed my eating habits and increased my water intake. I have only seen a 7 lbs loss and I believe it is because I am not eating properly. I have tracked my intake for the past 2 w... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:31:40 EST Coupon for United Dance Academy There was a coupon on Beget (kinda like Groupon) awhile back for United Dance Academy, and today, there's ANOTHER one! <BR> <BR> This time, it's on Urban Dealight -- $30 for unlimited Zumba, Brazilian samba, or belly-dance classes. <BR> <BR> I am gonna buy it!!! YAYYY!!! <BR> <BR> I know some folks like to Zumba, so I just thought I'd let y'all know! <em>211</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 20:14:49 EST New-Sort Of Hello! My name is Amy. I'm not technically a new member to this team, but I joined in April 2009 and have been MIA since then. I'm starting fresh and brand new! Tue, 31 May 2011 16:00:09 EST Hello, new to forum I have been living in North Dallas for a few months now and I have to shed this weight. I just found this site and joined it right away. I can't take the heat with all this weight I'm carrying. In my hometown, it wasn't a problem but now I see how important it is for me to get all the extra weight off me. I joined 24 hr fitness but now that I work two jobs I'm not able to go like I want extra for weekends. So hopefully I can get some tips to help with my weight loss. Sat, 28 May 2011 23:10:21 EST ~~~~TEAM GET TOGETHER~~~~ Hey Team....we are thinking about a get together at the home of Susie White on JUNE 4TH!!!! <BR> <BR> Susie lives within ONE MILE of White Rock Lake. <BR> <BR> There are two thoughts <BR> 1. Do a noonish get together with snacks and good company <BR> 2. Do a late afternoon get together with snacks, etc, THEN everybody go with Susie and Mich to run the Firefly Run in Plano that evening. It's an 8:30PM run for that race. <BR> <BR> WHICH SOUNDS BEST??? POST HERE....LET US KNOW.... Fri, 27 May 2011 17:04:17 EST Brand New to Dallas, and LOVING IT I have been in the DFW area since January, living in hotels on a "temporary" work assignment. <BR> <BR> Once I get my permanent assignment (this coming TUESDAY WAHOOOO!!), I can officially relocate here and call myself a Dallas citizen. Yay! <BR> <BR> Okay, so first off-- <BR> <BR> I am a food addict. I know it sounds like some made-up BS, but DUUUUDE it's serious business. I will eat compulsively, emotionally, just because it's there, mindlessly, just because I'm watching TV, just beca... Fri, 27 May 2011 15:56:29 EST How do you workout? As someone who's always yo-yo dieted and yo-yo exercised and who's ready to make a strong, lifelong change to be more active, I have a question for those of you who are living the active lifestyle already... <BR> <BR> To maintain an active lifestyle do you just do whatever you want when it comes to working out, do you work on a strict regimen/discipline or is it a combo? <BR> <BR> I need advise on how to make an active lifestyle stick for good. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Cindy <em>334</em>... Mon, 23 May 2011 14:55:22 EST June Events Anybody doing anything in June that you want to share with the team. Maybe somebody will join you. Fri, 20 May 2011 01:20:14 EST Newbie Hello, I'm Cindy. I am pretty new to Spark and so far I love it. I'm here to enhance my nutrition, work outs and inspiration, and maybe make a few friends while doing all of that. :o) <BR> <BR> I've been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for about 8 years now, and just began adding fish back into my diet this week. I'm interseted in becoming more physically active, and possibly doing group sports...maybe...I am very clumsy though. <BR> <BR> I'm 115 lbs and would like to get back down to about 105. I'... Thu, 19 May 2011 17:58:44 EST Freaked Out So I'm not the heaviest I've ever been but about 15 lbs shy of it and freaking out that I'm starting to "settle" into this weight. I need to lose 26 lbs to be considered "healthy" and freaking out thinking I might not be able to lose it. Agh! Help! I walk a couple miles every day and I do not eat like crazy so I'm hoping that the Sparkpeople math and the workouts will actually shed pounds. How long did it take you to start seeing results? <BR> <BR> Frustrated in Farmers Branch, <BR> Chr... Wed, 18 May 2011 14:51:34 EST Summer events I just completed my 2nd triathlon last weekend, and am unsure about doing more. I have nothing on my racing schedule right now, and 'need' something to train for! Any ideas? I'm looking at the Hottest Half in August, but it looks kind of miserable. Any other thoughts? Thu, 12 May 2011 21:05:21 EST May Events Hey Team - who is running in May? who is walkign in May? <BR> <BR> Share the the info, date, time, location, URL to race info....maybe somebody will walk/run with you. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:48:45 EST White Rock Marathon - RELAY TEAM Hey Team Dallas.....Shelly and I were talking (well, texting) today. <BR> <BR> How cool would it be to get a RELAY TEAM for the FULL 26.2 White Rock Marathon??? <BR> <BR> Shelly is willing to head this up. you do NOT HAVE TO BE A RUNNER?? I think each section you might do is 2 miles, yes, you could walk that as well! <BR> <BR> This race isn't until December 4th, you have LOADS of time to train and get ready. <BR> <BR> WHO'S IN????? <BR> <BR> (Shelly, I support this effort to the MAX, h... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:42:43 EST 2011 Week 18 Challenge (April 23-29) Hi Team: <BR> <BR> Welcome to our next weekly challenge. The day after this challenge starts is Easter. So I thought our challenge for the week should be to incorporate an exercise that I'm sure the Easter Bunny has in his workout plan for the year! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>22/squat-jump </link> <BR> <BR> How about trying some sets of squat jumps this week when you do your leg workout? Don't feel like you have to jump very high either if that is an iss... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:42:34 EST Relay For Life - October 1-2 I am about sign up a team for this event next week. I would love to make this event a Spark Event!! With spark info and spark members and spark energy!! <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you're interested in participating in this event! The more the merrier!! <BR> <BR> Glazed Donut and I have done this together and it's an awesome event, plus it's great exercise!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:27:35 EST Hi from the slightly chubby cougar Hi everyone. I met a guy on line and I would love to lose 15 pounds before our scheduled meeting in Oct. But there is more to it. This weight has been my nastiest for a while and I would love to get my shapely arms back and my toned tight tummy. I would love to look at my once strong shapely legs and see them for their old self. I am not only looking to lose weight. OH no I want to toned up this body of mine. Treat her like I love her. I want to feed her healthy food that will help her... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 01:35:03 EST 2011 Week 16 Challenge (April 9-15th) Welcome to our next weekly challenge for the year! <BR> <BR> Our quote for the week "Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something". <BR> <BR> Our song of the week: Awake and Alive by Skillet <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of my buddy Jerome who is coming up on his first 1/2 marathon and I think this is a great running song! <BR> <BR> So are you awake and alive and trying new things? You challenge this week is to plan ... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 20:12:56 EST Oak Cliff Hello... I'm not new to SP I just haven't posted much nor have I been active in the community. Are there any Cliff dwellers here. I need a buddy. Right now I'm without a car. I hope to have one soon. If anyone knows someone selling a Honda Accord please let me know. Must be real cheap. Thu, 7 Apr 2011 16:00:15 EST 2011 Week 15 Challenge (April 2nd - 8th) Hi Team: Welcome to Week 15 of our annual challenge. Apparently my April fools joke this year was to forget to post week 14! You all had a week off! <BR> <BR> Our quote for consideration this week is: "winners say what they want to happen. Losers say what they feel will happen" Dr. Linda Bunker <BR> <BR> As you plan out your healthy lifestyle goals for the month of April, write them out in a way that follows the Know part of that statement, instead of the Feel part. Imagine them in your min... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 22:24:02 EST New here..... Hi everyone, I am new to the team and starting my new life as a healthier more active person. I have lived in Dallas all my life and I love it here. Hope to make some local SP buddies, lose weight and have loads of fun along the way. Hope everyone has had a wonderful Monday so far. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:27:27 EST 2011 Week 13 Challenge (March 20-26) Welcome to the week 13 challenge! <BR> <BR> Our quote of the week is: The real gift of a challenge is WHO you become by facing it. <BR> <BR> I like quotes from and follow them on twitter. That is how I came across the quote in this week's challenge. <BR> <BR> My song of the week is one that I just added to my playlist: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It may sound slow for running, but the words inspire me and this weekend whe... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:30:14 EST Caveman Triathlon in FLower Mound April 10th Is anyone doing the Caveman Triathlon? I've had a change of plans and am really thinking about doing this as my first triathlon. thanks! Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:41:43 EST looking for a buddy I'm looking for people to join me and my husband and a pom rebel to run, walk this summer on some of the trails here in dallas soon to also add bike Riding soon as we get some new bikes <BR> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:41:51 EST not just a pretty face im 40 years old....the new 21....i am on a mission to lose 60 pounds...i need a lot of stay on track Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:23:30 EST 2011 Week 12 Challenge (March 20th - the 26th) Welcome to the 12th weekly challenge for the year! Who is in it to win it? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Here's your song for the week...Get Up (Minute to Win) <BR> <BR> Our Quote for the week is by Nelson Mandela <BR> "The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fall." <BR> <BR> By now some of you may not remember what goals you set for the New Year. Maybe you are struggling with feeling like this is just an... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:31:19 EST Help I Need A Buddy!!! This message board is being set up so that team members can share when they want to connect with someone for support for their SP goals. <BR> <BR> If you'd like someone to spark with just post a message here and the team leaders will help remind the team to check it. Let's help each other reach our goals. Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:29:12 EST to the team Hi my name is Candi. I am in my first few months of getting fit and staying healthy. I began by walking and using my taebo dvds. I am now interested in running so I started the c25k program, am on day 3 of week 1. It burns... i dont know how much more to stretch to get going, but i am <BR> I would like to run a 5k. Any help , comments, suggestions is appreciated for my success on this journey. My friend ran a marathon so I feel left out... but she loves it and so will I. I w... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:32:47 EST 2011 Week 11 Challenge (March 13-19) Welcome to week 11 --- congrats for continuing on with your healthy lifestyle journey. <BR> <BR> Quote of the week: Either move or be moved - Colin Powell. <BR> <BR> Your challenge this week is to work on building your best abs....try a new ab routine this week. Can you do 100 sit ups a day for the week? Break it up into groups of 10 if necessary and pace them throughout the day. Have your tried Coach Nicole's ab videos on SP? <BR> <BR> There is a crunchless core workout on SP if you don'... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:44:49 EST April Events Just registered to volunteer at the April 5 miler (DRC race) at Winfrey Point on April 2nd. Would be great to be able to cheer for a bunch of you =) Registration for non- DRC runners is only $10. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 20:51:59 EST 2011 Week 10 Challenge (March 6-12) Hi Team: <BR> <BR> It's that time of week - a new challenge!!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It's Freggie week, and the song of the week celebrates being crazy over vegetables! Watch it for a chuckle and a reminder to use your shopping cart wisely this week and load up on the fruits and veggies. I challenge you to write a blog with some pictures and/or recipes that you can share this week about how you are using fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> I r... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 13:16:08 EST Team Questions!! :D So I've tossed it around a bit and I think its time to put this info out there. <BR> <BR> I would like to do Relay For Life again. However my fearless leader has moved onto another RFL position. Soooo..... I would like to put together a Spark Team. <BR> <BR> Who would be interested in this? And by interested, I mean you're seriously gonna be there, raise the money and walk with me? <BR> <BR> Second DRC has a 3-man/woman/co-ed cross country relay in August! I'd LOVE to see our Spark... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:58:30 EST 2011 Week 9 Challenge (Feb 27-March 5th) Hi Team: <BR> <BR> Are you getting enough zzzz's? Did you know that consistently short changing your sleep can cause your body to hold on to fat? I did a little research and found this on WebMD: <BR> <BR> According to a 2004 study, people who sleep less than six hours a day were almost 30 percent more likely to become obese than those who slept seven to nine hours. <BR> <BR> Not only does sleep loss appear to stimulate appetite. It also stimulates cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate f... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:57:46 EST 2011 Week 8 Challenge Hi Team: <BR> <BR> During week 8 our challenge will be to practice conscious eating and while doing that track your calories on the nutrition tracker. <BR> <BR> What is conscious eating? I think of this as making choices and not just eating what's around without thinking about it. Do you plan your meals out for the week, or even a day in advance? Do you make sure that you're getting your fruits, vegetables, and vitamins? Have you used the nutrition tracker? <BR> <BR> When I first started u... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 20:57:10 EST Former Dallassite now a Suburbanite Hello all my name is Peggy I moved from Richardson several years ago to be closer to my kids and grandchildren. I miss the hustle and bustle SOMETIMES but not always. Anyway, I joined this team because there are no teams to my knowledge in my area. <BR> I am 54 mother of two girls and 3 Special Daughters aquired through marriage. I have 5 grandchildren. I was diagnosed with an Autoimmune disorder in 2004 and was in a wheelchair for 4 years. in 2009 I went into remission and have been str... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:38:41 EST N Dallas/R chardson workout buddy... I live in North Dallas near Medical City and am looking for a regular workout buddy. Does anyone workout at the 24 Hour Fitness on 75 and Royal? I'd like to find someone to keep me accountable for getting up and going each morning. <BR> <BR> Accountabilibuddy anyone??? Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:01:28 EST 2011 Week 7 Challenge (Feb 13-19) Happy Valentines Day one day early! <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> The quote of the week comes from The Yoga Journal magazine and says... <BR> <BR> "The path to transformation involves many small steps. Experience each one as meaningful" <BR> <BR> My song choice for the week goes back to one of my older favorites for my general workout playlist... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> As for our challenge for the week, we go to one of the basic ones that we ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:47:22 EST TWU 5K April 2nd Hi team! I'm a dietetics student at TWU in Denton. We have hosting a 5K fun run/walk on April 2nd. Registration is only $15 and you will get a t-shirt and a goody bag. All the proceeds are going to provide food for those that cannot afford it. <BR> <BR> It will be very laid back and casual. We will have food, a DJ and a raffle. Children under 5 years old are free! <BR> <BR> I'm going to be running it - so if anyone else is interested, just let me know and I will email you the registration f... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 15:11:10 EST HI. My name is sophia mother of 4 children Im new to this and hoping to find some motivation and any tips that might help me boost my goals on losing weight im at mayb 240-245 i wanna go down to 150 i have 4 children so anyone that is a parent can and will understand thanks so much im welcome to any ideas. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 18:05:15 EST 2011 Week 6 challenge It's Track your cardio week!!! I don't know about you, but my cardio minutes need to go up this week! We've spent about 4 days ice/snow bound and my minutes are down. <BR> <BR> Your challenge this week will be to increase your cardio fitness minutes to a higher level than normal and track it on the Fitness Tracker here on SP. I find that randomly increasing my minutes will help me break plateaus. <BR> <BR> Our song of the week is by Nickelback and is a good one for that running playlist..... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 17:18:44 EST Hello From North Dallas HELLO! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Tanya. I am a 40 year old mother of three. My oldest is 15, will be 16 in April and my youngest just turned 5 on Halloween. <BR> <BR> I joined SP because I found it on my healthcare website. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 113 pounds. I want to weigh 150. According to SP, if I lose 2.5 pounds a week, I can achieve this goal my new years. Now THAT would be AWESOME! <BR> <BR> Anyway... not sure what else to say. But if you want to know anything, ... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 05:14:27 EST How mamy people trapped in the house. I don't drive and no one wants to go out in the snow. Everything is closed, Each time I get on the bus I get stuck on it for hours at a time. So I am stick in the house am I the only one Thu, 3 Feb 2011 05:29:54 EST 2011 Week 5 Challenge (Jan 31-Feb 5th) Hi Team - This weekly challenge is all about taking control of your health by acquiring knowledge from your doctor. <BR> <BR> Your specific goal is to schedule any necessary appointments. Have you had your annual physical, scheduled that mammogram or prostate exam, dentist, or other medical appointment that you need to take care of? <BR> <BR> Last year as part of a wellness program at my previous company, some of us scheduled physcials with our physicians prior to starting the 90 day well... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:24:36 EST Run On Dallas? Has anyone shopped at this store? <BR> <BR> I want to get a new pair of running shoes, but I am concerned about pricing. I tried looking on their website, but none of that information is available. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:50:43 EST Getting back to me! I am a 27yr old mother of two gorgeous girls and an Army wife; I am also an Air Force Veteran. This past week I have been not dieting but disciplining myself to get control over my actions. There are no excuses but the ones you make yourself to continue being overweight. I am taking over. This time with a diet buddy I am getting back to me. I am eating better, exercising when my 3 month old and 2yr old let me (almost 4 days a week) and training my mind to control my appetite. I hope to get to... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 19:22:20 EST Spark Dallas vs. the world!! OK, not the world, maybe just the country... <BR> <BR> I was just looking at how Spark Dallas stacks up against the rest of Spark America...we're #22 right now...I think we should make it a goal to get ourselves into the top 20!! It's my hometown and I love it, but even San Antonio, one of the fattest cities in the country is ahead of us with a lower population on Spark! <BR> <BR> It may be too late to help Santa but maybe we can have a minutes goal to get us up there into the top 20? Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:36:41 EST January Week 4 Challenge (Jan 23-29th) Ghandi said to "be the change you wish to see in the world". <BR> <BR> I don't know about you but it seems that it takes me much longer than the suggested 21 days to make a new habit. So how are you doing on your New Year's Resolutions 3+ weeks into the new year? Struggling? On Track? <BR> <BR> Your challenge this week is to blog about the reasons why you will not give up in 2011. Putting things in writing helps solidify them in your mind and can help you create a pattern of success. What... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:21:02 EST March Running Events <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Susie and I are registered for the Mardi Gras can find the information on the link included in this post. Hope to see some other sparkers there. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:03:16 EST I need a Dallas dentist SOS: My son just headed back to Dallas for school (SMU) and has chipped a front tooth. I need to find a dentist for him -- hopefully he can get it bonded, maybe tomorrow. I'm in Denver, so I need some Big D assistance!!! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:27:10 EST February Events - Log them here. Several team members are registered for events to run, walk, job during the month of February. This will be our central location to say where we are and post the link. <BR> <BR> Be sure and use the "add a link" button to post the page where the registration is for the event you are doing. Tell us the date and location. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:25:00 EST Cowtown? Who is running in the Cowtown in Ft Worth in late Feb? And, if you are running, what event are you running? <BR> <BR> I'm currently signed up for the 10k on Saturday but itching to switch to the HM on Sunday. The price has now went up and I'd have to pay a $20 change fee. Ugh! But I've been increasing my miles & am really wanting another go at 13.1! My next HM is in April in St Louis but that is really hilly & I don't think I'll have a PR. I think I'd have a better chance here in Texas! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 10:28:27 EST Hello This is my first time doing this before now I have done this all by myself since June 2010 I have gone from 278 to 215 but I have hit a major platu and having trouble getting below this. I keep bouncing around from 210 to 215 for the last 3 weeks any suggestion on how you have gone below a platue or the best advise to do that will be helpful. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Sheri <em>239</em> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:15:55 EST January Week 3 Challenge - Jan 16-22 I hope that you have been trying our weekly challenges and have been logging in and finding friends. <BR> <BR> As we progress into the month the reasons for New Year's Resolutions may fade in your mind. You may find yourself wondering what your resolutios were. This week's challenge is going to help you set some fitness goals for your healthy lifestyle journey. <BR> <BR> I liked a quote I found in Success Magazine recently that said "Be a winner, not a whiner". Winners usually know what t... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:01:55 EST Area races on Jan 29th or 30th? I live in the Houston area but am up near Dallas fairly often. I'll be there the weekend of January 29th/30th. Does anyone know of any local 5Ks or 10Ks going on? Or anything else? (I'm considering the Big D Climb). Thanks! Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:48:46 EST