SparkPeople Military Veterans Team Messageboard Military Veterans - any branch! SparkPeople Military Veterans Team Messageboard New to the the team. <img src=""> <BR> Hi! I am Bill Drew and am a Navy Veteran (honorable discharge 1974 from USNR). I currently work as a government contractor managing a technical research library for the USAF/AFRL/RI. <BR> <BR> I am looking to lose 25 pounds by July 1. I am currently at 255 having lost 5 pounds since I started going to a weight loss clinic a week ago. <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:22:55 EST Humor of the Day A friend has this on her voicemail: “I’m not available right now, but thanks for your call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message. If I do not return your call, you are one of the changes.” <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 25 May 2016 05:44:06 EST Military Challenge - Whos' with Me?!?!?!? I pledge: to take my weight loss as a long term and healthy eating approach as opposed to a short term "I must lose weight approach"! <BR> Oh <em>224</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Thu, 5 May 2016 02:12:47 EST Bonus Team Points! 10 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:33:14 EST US Coast Guard Vet! Hallo! Checking in here. I'm just getting back to SparkPeople after a diagnosis of Fatty Liver and a singular recommendation of "Lose Weight", which I could go on a freaking RANT about, but not here. <BR> <BR> I served from 96-00, 2.5 years on USCGC Polar Sea out of Seattle and the remainder of my time at AIRSTA Port Angeles doing SAR and helming a desk. I spent many years in between living life and struggling to get by. Finally put into a position where I said "Screw it, I'm going to back t... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 23:00:55 EST Looking for DOD Civilian Employees :) Hey there DOD Civilian Employees! We now have a SparkTeam specifically dedicated for DOD Civilian Employees (all military branches, plus other areas of DOD like MILTECH, DODEA, DCMA, DFAS, DLA, DeCA, DCAA, DISA, etc…) both past and present. <BR> <BR> If you are, or have been, a civilian employee of any US DOD component or activity, please feel free to join us! (or search: "Department of Defense Civilian Employees" under SparkTeams) <BR> <BR> There h... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:49:12 EST retired army the worst shape of my life. Injured and not fixed have trouble exercising and need to lose 35. Need support... and friends. Low on both Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:50:19 EST DID YOU HUDDLE TODAY.....GIVE A WOO HOO!! <em>244</em> Tue, 9 Sep 2014 15:36:24 EST Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marilyn L Gabbard - January 20, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom <BR> As the first woman promoted to her rank, Gabbard was in a position to serve as a role model to other woman soldiers in particular, Hapgood said, but Gabbard never saw herself as a trail blazer, just a soldier and a leader". <BR> <em>232</em> Sun, 25 May 2014 23:47:41 EST Where Is Your Favorite USO?!??! During my recent travels, I stoppe dover in Seattle, Washington and really enjoyed the opportunity to relax, use the Interent, have a meal and plant my luggage with no hassles. I feel that I was getting the VIP treatment! <em>232</em> Sat, 24 May 2014 07:50:10 EST Veteran Organizations That Are Ready To Help The Home Depot Foundation <BR> <BR> Retired Marine Sergeant Major Raymond Mackey can move more easily around his home and yard now, thanks to renovations that improved accessibility. The renovations were made possible by a grant from The Home Depot Foundation, which has committed $80 million to a five-year campaign to improve veterans' access to housing through cash grants and product donations to nonprofit veterans organizations like the Fisher House Foundation, Operation Homefront, the Sem... Wed, 21 May 2014 04:56:48 EST Are You Where You Thought You Would Be?!?! I knew I would stay at least 20 years to get mt retirement and other benefits. Didn't think I'd be in Afghanistan as a civilian and thankful for the opportunity! I had wanted to deploy while active, however wasn't provided the chance! I'm still serving so that is something I had planned on continuing! <em>10</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:30:44 EST What Made You Want To Join?!??!? Education and the opportunity to travel....the patriotism came later <BR> <em>232</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:43:23 EST Old Movies Worth Remembering The Sound of Music <em>272</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:42:10 EST Best Places You Were Stationed Bitburg, GE Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:41:23 EST Word Association Military Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:48:41 EST Motivational Quotes Look at the birds...Your heavenly father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to Him than they are. Matthew 6:26 <BR> <em>4</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:45:53 EST VetJobs Veteran Eagle Hello Fellow Vets, <BR> <BR> Here's another form of benefits you're eligible for: <BR> <BR><BR>ng_pages/activate_account <BR> <BR> Keep me posted and let me know how it works for you. When you run across good info such as this, please don't forget to share! <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:18:00 EST Do you miss the military?!??! I miss the traveling and the people I worked with! It was a nice ride! <em>232</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:06:34 EST Greetings all After 30 years, three wars, two as a grunt I finally retired. And I imagine my drill instructor, Sgt. Condrie, would go nuts if he knew I left as a colonel, not a private. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:35:46 EST New member Just wanted to say hi, former Air Force non-com vet, trying to get back in shape and see if I can pass the same test I took decades ago! Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:56:40 EST Hey all Newbie here. Nice to see a place for retired military! Looking to lose pounds and get fit again. Hope everyone had a great Monday! Mon, 1 Oct 2012 15:42:52 EST Hello, all! Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> I was in the Marine Corps from 95 to 99. Went to DLI in Monterey, CA and Corry Station in Pensacola, FL. Was stationed with 2d Rad Bn at Camp Lejeune. I maintained a good weight of 138 during my enlistment (after a crazy low of 125 in boot camp) but have fluctuated between 140 and 175 since getting out. I actually love to exercise - unfortunately I don't get to do it often enough! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 18:22:48 EST Hi my name is Roger I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I started walking in April of 2011 and weighed 230 lbs, I dropped to 205 lbs and hit <BR> a plateau that I could not break, even when I tried a bit of jogging with my walks, thats when I started to track my <BR> meals and learned that my body was in starvation mode. After a week I have dropped to 203 lbs and noticed I have been lacking in protein, so looking for ideas to bring that up in line. - Roger Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:32:05 EST VA and the move program For those of you who live near a VA facility. Join the MOVE program. Its great, I use it with my sparks program and it really helps. I am in a 12 week class where we hear from diaticians as well as physical therapists abiut exercise. The Move progam is also available thru the VA web site. Look at it, it helping me maybe it can help you too Sun, 7 Aug 2011 13:00:57 EST Happy Coast Guard Day! I'm interested in what's going to be served at the picnic. I guess I should take some snacks just to be on the safe side. Anyhoo, happy CG Day to all Coasties and veterans! Fri, 5 Aug 2011 07:12:55 EST Gruss Got I'm new to the team. Did 20 USAF 1967-1987. Really did let myself go after retiring from the Air Force. At least the weighins kept us somewhat in line back then. I'm determined to fit into my old uniform one more time. I know it will be a while, but one step at a time should do the trick. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 22:00:44 EST New to the team Hello, <BR> <BR> I just joined Sparkpeople and I am trying to lose 30 pounds. I was in the Army for 22 years and just retired 8 years ago. I look forward to meeting everyone. <BR> <BR> Bill <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 May 2011 21:15:13 EST I'm new here Hello, my name is Mejia. I'm 25, a grad student, a mother of 3, a wife, a veteran, and a woman who need to lose 15-20 pounds to reach my goal of 110. I stand at a very short 5 foot 3 inches and weigh in at 130. My interest are preforming arts, dining out, shopping, watching movies, and being around family. My children are Jade 3 years old, Jael 2 years old, and L.J who is 7 months old. My goal to to get to my pre pregnancy size of 110. Hello to allll Sun, 15 May 2011 21:17:31 EST I'm new here Hello, my name is Mejia. I'm 25, a grad student, a mother of 3, a wife, a veteran, and a woman who need to lose 15-20 pounds to reach my goal of 110. I stand at a very short 5 foot 3 inches and weigh in at 130. My interest are preforming arts, dining out, shopping, watching movies, and being around family. My children are Jade 3 years old, Jael 2 years old, and L.J who is 7 months old. My goal to to get to my pre pregnancy size of 110. Hello to allll Sun, 15 May 2011 21:01:42 EST Time for a lifestyle change... Hi folks, I am a Marine Corps veteran who has discovered junk food, and not exercised a day since leaving the military almost 20 years ago. It is time to reverse this trend and get back to what I know I can be. I would appreciate all the help I can get as I have a long way to go. My weight has caused me to get type 2 diabetes, and I just don't have the energy I used to. I have about 200 lbs I would like to lose, and work full time and am going to an online school to obtain my Masters degree. ... Wed, 11 May 2011 14:54:52 EST Hello Hello to all you veterans! I am a U.S. Air Force veteran. I served from July 1971 to November 1980. I served in Thailand during the Vietnam War, earning the Vietnam Service and Campaign medals. I spent most of my years in Strategic Air Command, working on KC-135A and B-52D & H models as a "Doppler troop". I weighed in at 115lbs upon enlistment and upon discharge I weighed 135lbs. Somehow, I ballooned to 260lbs and I have been struggling to lose 100lbs. I want that thin man back!! Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:42:34 EST how to track calories how do you track an estimated amount of calories? i went to the cafeteria and got herb-oven chicken, steamed green beans and oven roasted potatoes, how do i track the calories on this meal? please help. Wed, 6 Apr 2011 20:47:33 EST HI TO ALL I,m new to the program, and I,m loving it already. I,m so happy to be apart of this program. And I thank God for directing me here, and for all of you people Wed, 6 Apr 2011 20:16:40 EST Beingmeagain Hi! My name is Karena . I have being over weight now for 6 years. I have added 2 children in the last 6 years. My weight issue came in then. Before the last (2) children I was a health fan with exercise and healthy living. Right now I weigh 228lbs on 5'5 in height, very unhealthy. Searching high and low to get some motivation I stumble across sparkpeople. It is very helpful to me as well as motivating. I am on my way now to a healthy weight loss that is helping me to return back to a posit... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 10:48:35 EST i cheated again at dinner i dont know why i cheat at dinner all the time. i do a good job counting my calories and eating healthy all day until dinner. today was two delicious slices of pizza and some mouthwatering mexican food. when i cheat i cheat really bad. the whole day was a waste. i dont know what is wrong. i caught myself make excuses so i dont feel bad for eating this cheating food. i need help. Tue, 5 Apr 2011 21:41:28 EST What's up everyone Im glad to see that im not the only military person that needs help with controlling his weight. I hope i learn alot from everyones help and in return i'll do my better to help others. Tue, 5 Apr 2011 16:22:24 EST Coastie vet I was in the Coast Guard twice (and kicked out twice on the weight program). My husband just retired from the CG in January. I've lost about 40 pounds so far and I'm looking to lose more. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:37:01 EST AF Vet Greetings <BR> <BR> Picked up a People magazine at the vet's office and started an article on 8 people who lost hundreds of pounds. One consistent web site mentioned was I am so glad I check it out. This is exactly what I have been looking for to get me motivated! <BR> <BR> I am a USAF veteran, 1977 to 1986. I loved it and wanted a career until the evil right knee caused my demise from the AF. And I have been eating my disappointment ever since, only to become "twice" the w... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:11:07 EST USN/AD VET Hi, my name is Mirjana and both my husband and I are veterans. I EAS'd Nov 09 and my husband just recently EAS'd Aug 10. We have a 2 year old son and I had gained a little extra weight and lost quite a bit so I just want to maintain the weight that I am at but losing a couple more won't hurt either. I'm just very happy to see that there is a Team for Veterans. Tue, 7 Sep 2010 17:54:23 EST Stop Loss Retro Pay Got a letter - has anyone else? <BR> <BR> Says - Solider and veterans will be paid $500 for every month or partial month served in stop loss status from September 11,2001 to Septeber 30, 2008! <BR> <BR> the letter explains how to apply! Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:19:56 EST Military Background I was in the Army and spent time in Korea and the Persian Gulf (Desert Shield/Desert Storm). Also spent time at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA. <BR> <BR> Just curious about everyone's military background. Sat, 29 May 2010 13:39:47 EST Great USAF website - check it out! I just found this great website for USAF vets and active duty. I believe people from other military branches can also join. I have put together my profile and I hoping to find some old buddies here. Spread the word! <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 19:32:51 EST Just saying Hello I am so glad to see a team for vets. Keeping my weight down was easy when I was active duty; now, after 2 kids and many years away from the disciplined lifestyle, it's not so easy. Fri, 26 Feb 2010 20:09:27 EST Hello I just want to say hello. My name is Ryan. I served in the Navy. Fri, 26 Feb 2010 08:45:57 EST Two Bills in congress for us! Vets and supporters, <BR> <BR> <BR> There are currently two bills in the House…HR 108 and HR 118…they both seek the same thing but were submitted by different members of Congress. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> They both seek to expand commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a service-connected disability and to their dependents. <BR> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>______________________________ <BR> <BR> This is 108 <BR> <BR> 111th CONGRESS <BR> <BR> 1st ... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:38:56 EST PT Hi, I'm an Army Vet from the early 80's. I served in Bad Kreuznach Germany, home of the 8th Infantry Division Mechanised Headquarters Unit. I just joined sparkpeople last week ... but I like it already. I live in Texas and just wanted to introduce myself to this team ... and say today is my first day of PT in YEARS and YEARS lol ... wish me luck! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:42:57 EST Retirement, really?! How has retiring been for you and what would you have done differently? <BR> <BR> PRAY FOR WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE <BR> <BR> Pray clearly for what you can only faintly grasp! <BR> Pray silently from the core of your being. <BR> Pray for healing. <BR> Pray for humanity. <BR> Pray lovingly. <BR> Pray deeply. <BR> Pray so deeply that the prayer and the praying become one! <BR> <BR> CharlesElkind <BR> Sun, 27 Dec 2009 14:35:05 EST Reply to Sparkmail - FYI Hi everyone <BR> <BR> During the holiday season, I know a lot of people like to send out SparkMails to all of their friends, wishing them Happy Holidays. <BR> <BR> Many times when someone gets that SparkMail, they click "Reply To All" and send a response back. If the list of friends is quite large, it creates a cascade of SparkMails- which can become annoying and time-consuming to continue deleting. <BR> <BR> So I would ask that you spread the word about using the "Reply To All" button ... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:08:19 EST Serious Spark Buddies Do you have a "serious" spark buddy? <BR> <BR> How do you make the most out of your buddy-ship? <BR> <BR> I was thinking that sometimes we meet people individually on here and say we want to be buddies, but for some reason or another we eventually get lost in our own lives or web-world. <BR> <BR> What about yahoo or aol instant messenger? Would you use one of those to check up on your buddy or when you were in need of some one to talk you down off that pie-ledge lol or remind you of all t... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 06:53:04 EST New pin - dysfunctional veteran, leave me alone When I was down at the Vietnam war memorial yesterday, I stopped in and bought me a new pin - it says: <BR> Dysfunctional Veteran <BR> Leave me alone <BR> <BR> For some reason I was really drawn to that pin! <em>232</em> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 07:29:21 EST Easy word game Tomato <BR> <BR> Just reply with the first thing that comes to mind when you see the last word given! Sat, 4 Jul 2009 06:16:52 EST Site changes! Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to let you know about a new and improved SparkPage design that we launched today. SparkPages hold so much information that we wanted to make it easier to navigate a person's SparkPage and find exactly what you're looking for. The overall design is the same, but we've cleaned up the look of SparkPages and added some great new functionality, too. Here are some of the highlights of this redesign: <BR> <BR> 1. Tabs across the top of each Page, which allow you... Wed, 20 May 2009 12:42:53 EST Memorial Day Plans We are going to have a little BBQ and I've invited a couple of AD soldiers to join us! Thu, 14 May 2009 09:38:35 EST Newbie I wanted to take a moment to say hello, and I am looking forward to "sparking" with other vets. I served Army National Guard as a combat Engineer for 6 years and active duty in PATRIOT missiles for 12, medically discharged in Sep 05, the rest is on my page, please feel free to visit it. <BR> <BR> I can tell you I'm motivated, and even though not in the Army anymore I still wear my chevrons, at least in attitude....HOAH!!! Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:12:08 EST Do you know service origination's ? Do you know service origination's are here to help you here, now & later? <em>232</em> Thu, 9 Apr 2009 08:58:06 EST Question of the Day.... ...What is your favorite type of food? <BR> <BR> I am a sucker for Mexican and Italian!! Tue, 7 Apr 2009 16:06:47 EST Question of the Day 6 April 2009? Do you have any pets? Mon, 6 Apr 2009 07:59:09 EST Question of the Day 5 April 2009 Who is your favorite NFL team? Sun, 5 Apr 2009 08:39:19 EST Question of the Day 4 April 2009 Do you have any pets? Sat, 4 Apr 2009 10:00:23 EST Question of the Day 3 April 2009 Have you completed and filed your taxes? Fri, 3 Apr 2009 08:12:27 EST Question of the Day 2 April 2009 Do you buy organic? Thu, 2 Apr 2009 06:28:51 EST Question of the Day 1 April 2009 What is the best April Fools prank you have either played or been the victim of? Wed, 1 Apr 2009 06:29:49 EST Question of the Day 31 March 2009 What goals have you set for yourself for the month of April? Tue, 31 Mar 2009 06:42:48 EST Question of the Day 30 March 2009 Have you finished your taxes? Mon, 30 Mar 2009 06:34:25 EST Question of the day 29 March 2009 What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend? Sun, 29 Mar 2009 09:18:25 EST Question of the Day 28 March 2009 What is your favorite time of the year? Sat, 28 Mar 2009 06:53:09 EST Question of the Day 27 March 2009 How often do you do cardio? Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:56:28 EST Question of the Day 26 March 2009 What is your favorite summertime fruit? Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:56:03 EST How did you pick your screen name? Mine are my initials and I've always thought that I was special and wanted to be positive! Fri, 27 Mar 2009 07:57:00 EST Question of the Day 25 March 2009 How many years did you serve, and if you are still serving, how many years do you have in? Wed, 25 Mar 2009 06:25:10 EST Question of the Day 24 March 2009 What is your favorite part of your workout routine? Tue, 24 Mar 2009 06:20:43 EST Question of the Day 23 March 2009 Where do you live? Mon, 23 Mar 2009 06:22:51 EST How do you feel today? Use an emoticon. <em>652</em> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 07:28:39 EST Question of the Day 22 March 2009 What do you consider your trigger foods? Sun, 22 Mar 2009 07:23:09 EST Daily 7 Before each run, we always had to warm up with the "Daily 7". So for the rest of March, whenever you start to work out, do these seven exercises to warm up your muscles. <BR> 1. Side Straddle Hops (Jumping Jacks) 10 4-count <BR> 2. Arm Circles 10 large forward & 10 large backward <BR> 3. Toe Touches 10 4-count <BR> 4. Windmills 10 4-count <BR> 5. Crossovers Hold for count of 10 left over right and visa versa. <BR> 6. Cherry-pickers 10 4-count <BR> 7. Push-ups 10 4-count. <BR> <BR> Ha... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:07:42 EST Question of the Day 21 March 2009 What was your favorite duty station and why? Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:01:09 EST Question of the Day: 20 March 2009 What branch of service did you serve in? Fri, 20 Mar 2009 06:30:39 EST Challenges OK team!! It is time to get fired up!! The weather is getting warmer! What type of challenges would you like to see? This is your team too, so your feedback is important to us. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 06:29:30 EST Cool new feature for walkers and runners! Have you seen the new Fitness Map Feature on SP, it's easy to use? <BR> <BR> Do you ever wonder how far you walked or ran? Now its as easy as clicking points on a map to see the distance . Plus you can even share your map anonymously and see other maps in your area to get ideas for new routes to try yourself. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_maps_home.asp </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2009 08:40:03 EST What throws you off your game plan? I seem to go off my game plan when I go on vacation! Mon, 16 Mar 2009 07:25:47 EST Vacation anyone? They are saying this is the year, every where you look they are offering up deals? <BR> <BR> I'm doing Disney, since service members and retirees get a free 5 day pass and can buy 5 additional 5 day passes for a little over what it would cost for a 1 day pass to the park. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else planning vacations this year? If so where you going? Tue, 3 Mar 2009 08:03:34 EST Who uses the Commissary? Is there really a savings? How far do you have to go to use? Tue, 24 Feb 2009 05:51:31 EST Daily Nutrition Feedback - NEW Daily Nutrition Feedback - new feature - you will find it on the Sparkpoints page at the bottom! Very interesting! Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:52:02 EST Do you use the VA? Do you like/hate it? I only use VA for my shoes, orthopedics. Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:54:19 EST On Track Message from CBSpecial today: OK, we start the year off with good intentions, but life gets in the way! Are you still on track with what you want to accomplish in 2009? <BR> <BR> Yes, I am very proud to say, that I am on track. I am still working on my New Year's Resolutions and so on. I've had a couple of bad weeks for food and exercise due to the ice storm, followed with a week of bronchitis. But I just jumped right back on the horse - as they say. And today, my scales reflected that ... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:16:13 EST What was your favorite duty station? Mine was Germany and I was fortunate to get there 3 times in my career! Thu, 12 Feb 2009 07:47:09 EST Make a statement - game Make a statement. The next person should reply true or false to that statement as it applies to them. Then, make a new statement for the next person. <BR> <BR> I love the snow! <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 08:09:55 EST Blog of note! Take a look at this members blog (note: I will be picking one daily/weekly and giving them a goodie and posting on this thread - keep a watch out for your blog!) <BR> <BR><BR>l_ <BR> individual.asp?blog_id=1748645 <BR> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 08:47:16 EST Feeling Lost I don't know about the rest of you but I feel completely lost in some of the other teams I belong to. One of them has over 70,000 members! Yikes, that's a lot of people. I just don't feel like I read a post by the same person twice and have to wade through a lot of responses. <BR> So far this seems like a relatively small group and I continue to see the same people pop up. I'd like to try to be a bit more active in it. I don't have a lot of time, but will try to be more active! Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:45:00 EST CHOCMOM wins prize CHOCMOM won a $25 prize in this week's bootcamp challenge! Let's give her a big <em>244</em> Sun, 25 Jan 2009 09:24:11 EST Hello From Kansas I am a pastor in Leavenworth Kansas. I spent 4 years in the Air Force 78-82 then went in the Army 83. I broke my left foot in five places in 85 running PT so for the next 4 years I fought with the Army trying to stay in, but was medically discharged in 89. I went to college and seminary and have been pastoring for the last 16 years Sun, 18 Jan 2009 23:11:18 EST Let's talk - about anything! Just wondering if there is anything you miss about the military? Tue, 13 Jan 2009 07:58:58 EST Let's reflect on the week End of week 1 of the bootcamp is today and I was just looking at my fitness minutes for the week, way pass my normal weekly goal, so it's getting me moving more! So how was your week! Sat, 10 Jan 2009 06:57:30 EST What Branch of the Military I was Army, what branch were you? Sat, 10 Jan 2009 06:35:40 EST Hello All Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Valerie Zorn I joined this group a couple weeks ago but never got around to introducting myself. I've been a member of SparkPeople since November and am really enjoying it. I served in the Army for 3 years active duty and 2 years Reserves. I was a truck driver and a paratrooper and loved the experience. However, I got married and then pregnant and didn't want to me in the Army as a mom. So, I got out. I've been married for 8 years-my husband is still in the Army. ... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 15:36:59 EST What activity have you done today! We all know that the more we move, the more we burn, the more we stay away from eating and getting ourselves healthy! Just thought I would start this thread so we have somewhere to post what we did today. I'm going to do the Wii fit and Wii sport today for about 2 hours! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 09:03:49 EST Goal for January Create a new goal for January to use thank you and please, just a little civility to get us on track for the new year! Tue, 30 Dec 2008 07:03:05 EST Update Spark Page? I've taken the Christmas photos down and will work on updating my page this week getting ready for 2009! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 09:24:08 EST Food for thought For just a while, calm your thoughts. In this moment, simply be. <BR> <BR> There is much in your life, and there is much more to come. Yet you have always been, and you always are, more than enough. <BR> <BR> For a moment, let go of the way you appear and the things you've done. Feel the truth and power of who you are. <BR> <BR> In silence, there is much you can know. Beyond thought, there is much you can understand. <BR> <BR> Touch the person who always lives inside the person you ar... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 06:58:28 EST Goals for 2009 Have you made them yet. <BR> <BR> Mine is to finish off the pounds I want to lose and maintain. <BR> Fri, 26 Dec 2008 06:43:31 EST What's on you xmas list Need some new clothes - mine are getting baggy! Tue, 16 Dec 2008 05:43:50 EST Dec 08 Challenge Go to a rest home, hospital, VA facility and bring some holiday cheer and then write a blog and tell about the experience. I look forward to reading what everyone has done! Sun, 7 Dec 2008 09:04:17 EST ideas for a challenge New Co-leader and looking for ideas for a challenge, one that hasn't been done to death, like weigh in, drinking water, eating veggies, come on team help me out! Sat, 6 Dec 2008 09:36:00 EST I may have an idea for a team icon I have this picture of a squirrel standing at attention and holding an American flag. It is really cute and patriotic. Let me know what you think? If you want to use it, just let me know and I will get it to whomever can upload photos to this team page. Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving! Wed, 26 Nov 2008 07:42:08 EST New to team! Not sparks Retired now, but did my time in the Army and Army Reserve. On a few other military related team, why not this one! Tue, 25 Nov 2008 06:33:21 EST Hey Folks!!! Did 6 years with the Marine Corps! Was Infantry mostly Mortars(0341), Machine Gun(0331) oh and small stint as an admin clerk(0151). got to do Gulf War 1(Desert Shield/Desert Storm) Been trying to lose for some time now. Lost some gained some looking to lose more permanently! Sun, 7 Sep 2008 21:46:10 EST How did you handle the long weekend? spent a lot of time outside away from tv and bad food this weekend. Yesterday was great and I am really proud my husband and I are working so well on this! Down another pound!!!! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> How did everyone else do?? Mon, 7 Jul 2008 09:34:09 EST Activity....? It's been a while for activity on this page or what? Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:53:54 EST 16D Hello, I served eight years in the US. Army as a 16D(Hawk Missile Crewmember) Stationed at places such as Germany, Korea, Greece, and Ft. Lewis, Wa. I got out in 1993 and pursued Law Enforcement. A year ago I had to have knee surgery (No cartilidge left in either knee) Soon to have knee replacement. So my lifestyle has changed drastically from a lean mean fighting machine to just wanting to get my life back. So that's why I am here and looking for that extra push from a few good buddies. I ho... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 15:19:00 EST I Want to be a Lean and Mean Machine again. Hi, I am looking to get fit again and need any support available. Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:43:26 EST Retired Military (USAF) I retired from the military in 2004 after serving 25 years. I wanted so much to be able to fit my mess dress long after retirement. I do not plan on wearing it any place but just wanted to be able to fit it. Well, I can't so the 55 pounds must go! The military treated me well so I want to live up to the same expectations (fit) even in retirement. Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:30:14 EST Military Background Hi - <BR> My name is Mel, and I spent 13 years in the USMC before getting hurt while training. I ended up with a medical discharge when I was a GySgt after 13 years of service. Mon, 29 Oct 2007 22:29:31 EST