SparkPeople Baton Rouge Sparkers Team Messageboard For any sparkers who live in, are from, or just love Baton Rouge and surrouding area! Geaux Tigers and Jaguars! SparkPeople Baton Rouge Sparkers Team Messageboard Bike riding Does anyone in Baton Rouge go bike riding and if so where do you go? I am thinking about buying a bike but do not know where I could ride it. Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:39:32 EST St. Patrick's Day 3.17 Mile Walk/Run or Half Mile <link><BR>g/distance-running-races/st-patrick-s-<BR>day-3-17-mile-walk-run-or-half-mile-fu<BR>n-walk-run-2015 </link> <BR> <BR> There is a fairly inexpensive walk/run that will take place this Sunday at Fleet Feet Sports. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 09:07:03 EST Moving to BTR from California Hi all, I'm moving to Baton Rouge from California to be with my fiancé. We are getting married in July. I've been on SP for a few years now, but would love to make friends in the area. I've lost almost 50 lbs, and still have more to get off before the wedding. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:28:31 EST Fitbit Who in/around Baton Rouge has a Fitbit? Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:32:52 EST Anyone going to the Color Run? The Color Run is coming back to Baton Rouge on April 19th. Anyone planning on going? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:30:08 EST Best place to work out I've been looking for a great place to dive in and commit to and also something that will be good for adults and kids. My kids are 12 aand 17. Any suggestons? Also, has anyone tried the new Define Fitness Studio on Bluebonnet, just curious? Thanks Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:48:47 EST Adult Dance Classes Does anyone know of a local dance studio that offers adult dance classes? I would really love to start dancing again, but at 35, I can't exactly go join a group of teenage girls:) If anybody has any information, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!! Sun, 2 Jun 2013 09:28:30 EST Hello I joined Spark over a week ago. I work-ou five days a week strength and cardio. I have been doing this since 2003. I'm 35 years old and have lived in Baton Rouge all my life. I work as a sailor in the Merchant Marine. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 11:01:48 EST Hello BR! Hi everyone, my name is Tiffany. I was a member of this group before but left SparkPeople. I am now back with a vengeance and am looking for some help and motivation from my fellow BR Sparkers. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 07:25:12 EST Susan G. Kolmen 5k Are any of you walking/running in the breast cancer walk saturday? I am! Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:34:37 EST The Harlem Globetrotters in Baton Rouge! COUPON My boys absolutely LOVED watching The Harlem Globetrotters last year and we can't wait to see it again! I wanted to share this great coupon with you all. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing kid participation and fun to a whole new level when their 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour comes to the Baton Rouge River Center on Saturday, February 23rd at 7pm! <BR> Click here:<BR>EA4477D9?brand=globetrotters&camefrom=<BR>cfc_globetrot... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:51:46 EST hi i'm dee hello everyone my name is Darlene and i'm new to the group looking forward to losing weight Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:42:54 EST Hi I'm Val! Hi everyone! Today is my first day as an SP member. I'm so excited to be a part of this group. My goals are to lose weight, be healthy, and enjoy life. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:09:44 EST January 2013 Challenge! Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I know Baton Rouge Sparkers hasn't been that active in the past year, but let's change that. <BR> <BR> The thing about eating healthy and exercise is that we have to set a goal and stick with it. All too often, we set that goal as a weight. Yes, we're here to lose weight, but we also need the fitness to aid that. Let's change the focus from the scale to the world around out. Get moving! Walking, running, yoga, BodyPump, BodyRock, whatever your fitness routine is let's ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 12:52:12 EST Foam Fest 5k! Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I signed up for the Foam Fest 5k and would love to see some fellow sparkers there. It's being held March 23rd at various time slots. <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the information:<BR>.php <BR> <BR> It looks like a ton of fun, and this will be my first obstacle course 5k. So I'm stoked. <BR> <BR> I signed up for the 1pm spot, since I tend to stay up on Friday nights. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Hope to see someone there. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:53:27 EST Hi I just joined Spark People and wanted to say hello. I am looking forward to losing weight and getting fit with you guys. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 23:55:54 EST Chalene Johnson in Baton Rouge OK, so she's not physically here or going to be here that I know of. But she's here in spirit every time her PiYo classes happen at Brec's Webb Park (1351 Country Club Drive). PiYo is like yoga and pilates for people who hate yoga and pilates. I've been going to it for about 2 months, and I LOVE this class. My mind tends to race a mile a minute, but without the yoga class pressure to clear my mind, I'm actually able to clear my mind and relax. <BR> <BR> The class is offered on the following... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 16:45:35 EST BR MOTIVATION? Looking for some motivation to get my workout back on track and help on how to eat healthy when on a budget. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:41:05 EST New Sparker Hi all! I'm really excited to see just how large our Baton Rouge group is. I'm really struggling most times trying to get this weight off (56 lbs) and need a community to help me stay motivated. I also want to make some like minded friends!! Fri, 7 Sep 2012 11:30:53 EST New here! I'm Cari, 20, and I'm new to Sparkpeople. <BR> I'm from the BR area and I'm currently working towards a goal of 40 overall pounds lost. It's awesome to meet you all! <BR> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:15:33 EST New here! I'm Cari, 20, and I'm new to Sparkpeople. <BR> I'm from the BR area and I'm currently working towards a goal of 40 overall pounds lost. It's awesome to meet you all! <BR> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:15:23 EST Free YMCA Community Shape Up Challenge As an underemployed person, I'm always looking for cost effective ways to stay motivated and lose weight. I thought I would pass along my most recent find--the YMCA Community Shape Up Challenge. It includes free bi-weekly classes, prizes for completing the challenge, and... a punch card for 10 FREE VISITS to the Y! <BR> <BR> You can find more information about how to sign up at<BR>peup Sun, 12 Aug 2012 19:33:26 EST ron Hi, My wife and I just started this. How do you do restaurants? Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:26:59 EST New here I'm Jen, and I'm a 27 year old mother to an adorable 2 year old boy. My goal is to lose 55 lbs over the next year. I also want to just get healthy in general, and teach my son healthy eating habits also. My dad nearly had to have a quadruple bypass last year, and I want to avoid getting to that point. Looking forward to getting to know y'all while we push toward our goals! :) Sun, 1 Jul 2012 12:01:07 EST Hi! My name is Gina... Hi! My name is Gina. I'm a mommy to 2 really cute kids who keep me really busy! If I had HALF of their energy... During most of the year, I am an elementary music teacher at a very sweet Christian school in Louisiana. But now it's summer time and we're HOME a lot!!! And I'm determined to make a few changes before I return to school in the fall. I'd like to have more energy to play around with my kids. I'd like to feel better about myself. I'd like to fit in my clothes. I REFUSE to bu... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 17:10:55 EST Tennis anyone? Hi I'm new to SP, and live in the Baton Rouge area. The only exercise I really LOVE is playing tennis. No I'm not that great at it, but I call it Cardio Tennis. Just rallying rather then score keeping. Really gets the heart rate up! So if anyone is interested in playing tennis to lose weight let me know, I usually go to the BREC tennis courts off Highland Rd. Good luck to us all :-) Tue, 15 May 2012 14:08:55 EST Let's relight the fire in BR sparkers. Each day is a new opportunity to get it right. Know that you are worth every bit of effort you are putting into getting healthy and fit. I would like to have a core group of BR sparkers that hold each other responsible. From now on, I will post my progress daily (except for weekends.) <BR> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:36:35 EST Warrior Dash Okay ladies and gents! I want to challenge anyone and everyone to come out and beat me at the warrior dash this October in Denham. It is a 3 mile muddy obstacle course at tiki tubing and I plan on finishing. Will I win? Probably not. BUT I WILL FINISH!!! Who's with me? You are welcome to follow my spark page where I'm going to blog about getting ready. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:48:49 EST Hi Hey everyone! My name is Amy, I'm 24 and new to sparkpeople. The doctor told me that I needed to lose 40-60 pounds for health reasons. My wake up call was when I ended up in the hospital with pneumonia and they also found out that I had fat around my liver. My overall goal for next year is to end up weighing 135 (what I weighed senior year of high school). I enjoy going to work out at the YMCA 3 days a week, working with kids, bowling, mini golf, and concerts. Thu, 8 Mar 2012 22:54:46 EST Need a Boost? Hey ya'll! <BR> <BR> This is where you can come and post your favorite motivational quotes, pictures/links or success stories (no matter how small the success!!) for all of the team to read. We all need a little motivation sometimes, and this will be the place to find it! <BR> <BR> Kels <em>211</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:11:21 EST Just a few tips... Good morning! I found this article- I know it's a little late for Thanksgiving, but this may help people throughout the rest of the holidays... just a little motivation! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-trainer-tips-to-avoid-the-pounds.html </link> <em>306</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:29:51 EST Hello team Hello everybody. My name is Latoric. I'm new to the group but has been here for a year now. Looking forward to reaching my goals Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:38:04 EST Hello BR Sparkers Hi, My Name Is Crystal I am a mother of two 4mos. and 2yrs. And I have lots of weight to lose I am not new to spark but I deleted my previous page and starting new because I allowed my great success of my previous weight loss success to stress me out. But, I am looking for some people to help keep me accountable and will do the same for you. Good Luck to All the BR Sparkers and I look forward to dropping weight with yall. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:28:07 EST Parks and Trails Hey guys. Anyone know of any good trails in Baton Rouge? Ideally what I'm looking for is dirt foot paths going through trees, wooden footbridges, not just open fields where the sun bakes you. Highland Road Park has some of that, and I'd like to go do more things like that. I've discovered I really enjoy it, gets my heart rate up and easier on my joints than walking/jogging on asphalt. Any input is appreciated. <BR> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 21:05:13 EST Anyone up for a fall challenge? Looks like there was a great summer challenge. Anyone interested in a fall challenge? Post and let's keep this spark going! Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:20:54 EST Team Newbie Hi ya BR Sparkers! My name is Elizabeth. I have a bit of info on my sparkpage about who I am and such. Hope to see a lot more action on this board since it is the local board and maybe schedule a meet, greet, and walk at somepoint this fall. Wed, 5 Oct 2011 11:23:06 EST Hi! I am Debby Glad to find people close to home to chat with. <em>30</em> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:22:47 EST Does anybody here Jazzercise besides me? I'd love to meet fellow sparkers in class if possible- especially to fill in the rest of the workout stuff. <BR> Sat, 3 Sep 2011 12:01:41 EST Hey everyone! Hey Baton Rouge Sparkers! I recently joined Spark People because it was recommended to me by a fitness instructor at Anytime Fitness. Also, I suffer from a gluten-intolerance, so Spark People has been really helpful in finding different foods I can eat and also different exercises I can do. <BR> <BR> Look forward to hearing from you all! <BR> <BR> Sarah! Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:42:29 EST Zumba at Skate Galaxy! I am teaching a zumba class at Skate Galaxy! Come out and join the party! Your first class is free! <BR> <BR><BR>zk&list=PL3E45B300FE17F4D1&index=3 <BR> <BR> Check it out! We're also on facebook...just search 225dance! :) Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:41:55 EST Hi I'm Annie This is my second day & I'm new here. Posted on some of the other team discussions. Wondering if everyone is still reaching for their goals. Hoping this team can work together to motivate & cheer each other on. We're lucky to feel the warmth of having a common goal & all be living right here in BR. Hope everyone is well! Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:37:08 EST Run training from Fleet Feet Been wanting to do a 5k or half marathon and have no idea how to train?? Luckily for us the people at Fleet Feet want to help. They have two training programs starting in August. Check them out: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 14:21:14 EST Light Up the Night for Operation Smile 5K & 1M Run If anyone is looking for a 5k this month, they are few and far between. This is the one I have decided to do, it's a night run and has an interesting "costume" feature to it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>a/light-up-the-night-for-operation-smi<BR>le-5k-and-1m-runwalk-2011?ltcmp=141770<BR>&ltclickid=07_2000836_0e4bea56-a427-4d<BR>ce-8975-fc8c610d21ef&1=running&2=baton<BR>-rouge-la&3=light-up-the-night-for-ope<BR>ration-smile-5k-and-1m-runwalk-2011&cmp=10-2 </link> ... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 15:19:08 EST Cajun Dance Classes order to help myself stay in shape, I have decided to start teaching cajun dance classes. I have been dancing my whole life and want to spread the tradition on! about a workout! Here is the info if anyone is interested: <BR> <BR> Summer series starts on July 9th at Boutin's Cajun Restaurant. The series includes 8 classes, held on Saturday mornings from 10:30 am - 12, July 9th - August 27th. The last class will be held Saturday night and will include a free dinner from... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 13:31:34 EST I'm Kerry :) Hello! I just recently was diagnosed with pre-diabetes so I joined this site. I thought I would join the Baton Rouge team as well! So far Spark People has been working great for me :) Thu, 30 Jun 2011 13:20:05 EST Hypothyroid Blues <em>46</em> <BR> I'm just joining the Spark Team, and am excited about being part of the Baton Rouge Sparkers. I've always been petite and skinny, but since becoming hypothyroid I've experienced rapid weight gain. I've always been able to eat whatever I wanted until this time in life. It means I have to work extra hard. I am learning a lot about portion control, and I am forcing myself to exercise at the gym. Pounds are melting very slowly. I get discouraged sometimes. The tools of this pro... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:43:27 EST I my name is MsDallen.. I guess I should start by saying that I have fought depression on and off for years and turned 50 this past year. I have been married and divorced 3 times (trust me that I picked the wrong men...alcoholics and the last was new to me...he was a controle freak or a "pretender" but he got me right when I was getting out of a 10 year abusive marriage and I was very weak. It was a shame because I should have listened to loved one and family but the good news is that I have been indepdendent for ... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:20:00 EST BLONDIE HI EVERYONE. I AM NEW AND WANTING TO LOSE 15 POUNDS. IT HAS BEEN HARD FOR I LOVE CARBS AND HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND NEED TO EAT MORE FRUIT AND VEGES. PLEASE SUPPORT ME AND ENCOURAGE ME NOT TO FALL AND START PIGGING OUT ON SWEETS AND CARBS. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:20:06 EST Hi, Baton Rouge. We truly live in paradise and I've been sitting in my house like a recluse for over a year waiting for the weight loss fairy to come visit. As a teacher, I just finished work for the summer and am on sabbatical until January 5, 2012. I knew if I continued in the same pattern, I'd be sitting in my mumu for the next seven months, so when I left school Wednesday, I drove straight to the Y and joined and also bought a great new bicycle. My diet is still similar, except now I am tracking it and... Sun, 29 May 2011 17:14:53 EST I'm new here I'm new here and ready to meet motivated people. and also lose these 60 pounds. Tue, 24 May 2011 09:22:22 EST New comer Hello I need to introduce myself so that I can find friends with the same interest as me. Maybe we can work together and get something accomplish. Wed, 4 May 2011 13:01:09 EST SPRING into SUMMER challenge! Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> We are a little over a month away from the "official" first day of summer, June 21st (yes I know it has felt like it in south Louisiana already!) Spring of course signifies a new beginning, a fresh start to everything, and in honor of this I hope all of you will join me in a SPRING into SUMMER challenege! <BR> <BR> Studies say that it takes anywhere from 3-6 weeks to form a habit. Starting next week, I challenge all of you to form at least one new HEALTHY habit: ex... Wed, 4 May 2011 12:05:51 EST Hello SparkPeople! I just got into this site because of a friend of mine who told me about this site that gives great advice on diet and fitness. <BR> <BR> I have a weight loss goal, but it is not a drastic one. I would rather gradually get to my goal than to stress myself out, especially since I LOVE to eat! But I also know that with some small changes, I can still enjoy my foods, exercise with activities I like, and stay stress-free, I can see some big results! <BR> <BR> I'm a teacher, and I like to read, p... Sun, 1 May 2011 03:24:01 EST Hi Everyone! Hi, I'm Courtni and new to the site. I'm still getting the hang of it, but enjoying it so far :) Wed, 6 Apr 2011 16:42:55 EST Not really an active team???? I joined recently, posted, and I've noticed there have been no posts... I take it this team is not active, or at least not very active? Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:21:27 EST Hi everyone! I'm new again to sparkpeople, after giving up on my last round a while back. This time, I'm in for the long haul, making a real investment, and I even linked to Facebook for accountability with people I know!!! I'm just getting started again, trying to figure out my best bets for exercise-bike, walking, etc, and there is at least one class at BREC I'd like to take. How are the BREC fitness centers? I have never been. I may only be in Baton Rouge about 2 more months until I graduate from LSU, ... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:45:30 EST $25 for One Month of Unlimited Classes I came across this deal on a couponing website and thought I'd pass it on for anyone who might be interested. The offer expires at 5 AM tomorrow. <BR> <BR><BR>month-of-unlimited-fitness-classes?tra<BR>nsaction=12991931905466811225131 <BR> <BR> I don't know anything about the gym, but you can view their class schedule here: <BR><BR>dule.html Thu, 3 Mar 2011 18:12:24 EST new here! I'm new and ready! Hoping to get lots of ideas and support as I need to lose 90 pounds! Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:48:03 EST Recipie Review We all know that food is a HUGE part of Louisiana's culture, but not always a healthy part! This discussion is for anyone who has a recipie that they would like to share a link to, and that they have tried and enjoyed, or maybe tried and didn't enjoy. Also, good restaurants in the area that are healthy-eater friendly would be great to share! <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> <em>492</em> <em>267</em> <em>301</em> <em>490</em> <em>284</em> <em>485</em> <em>341</em> <em>492</em> <em>267</em> ... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:12:02 EST New Team Leader Hi everyone!I'm a new team leader here, and just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself to everyone. I'm Kelsey, 23 year old LSU student/sign language interpreter in the Baton Rouge area. I've been on my weight loss journey for a couple years now, and I have really made some serious lifestyle changes. I am very active, but some of my favorite exercise activities are jogging or hiking, and kickboxing/turbo jam. My current goal is to lose 30lbs by late june/early july. I love motivati... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 16:40:07 EST BREC Yoga; Jefferson Highway Park Has anyone been to the yoga classes at BREC? What did you think about the class? Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:07:02 EST NEW TO SPARKPEOPLE Hello everyone, I'm somewhat new to this site and trying to get the hang of how it works. Is there a someone who can help me get on the right track? Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:08:08 EST Spectrum Fitness/workout buddy I belong to Spectrum Fitness and wonder if anyone else goes to that gym. I would like to have a fitness buddy to go with to classes/workouts. Send me a email if anyone is interested. I also enjoy walking and playing tennis. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:26:47 EST Introducing Myself Good Morning. I have been a member on Spark since November, but mainly because I was looking for recipes. I have been trying to cook better for my family and have been on my own health journey for a few months now. I joined Team in Training in October and will be walking/jog my first 1/2 marathon on February 13th in New Orleans. While I've seen changes in my body, I haven't lost a lot of weight. But, it is time to get serious. I love TNT. In fact, I'm going to be a mentor next season fo... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 09:49:17 EST Hey there! Hey there, I'm Chelsea. A friend referred me to the site and I am pumped! I need to lose 100 lbs and with the help of the site and support from other users, I can do it! Happy New Year everyone! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 16:57:47 EST Hello Hi Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:13:05 EST Ready for the new year? Hey everyone! I hope yall's 2010 went swell. I lost 15 lbs and total I've lost 25lbs since the summer of 2009. <BR> <BR> I am so ready for 2011. My goals are to eat healthier and have stronger will-power and self control. Good-bye skittles, Cane's, and late night trips to Sonic/Cold Stone with my roomates during finals. Can I do it? I think I can, but I always do better when I have motivation. <BR> <BR> I would love a buddy/mentor for motivation, working out, or even nutritional adv... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 18:20:03 EST December Fitness minutes challenge Rules: pick a team and post your minutes. It's that simple!! <BR> <BR> This month we'll do favorite holidays - Christmas v/s New Year. Challenge will start Wed. Dec 1st and run until the 31st. <BR> <BR> Let's get moving! Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:48:14 EST Team Leader HartnBR has dropped being team leader due to a lack of time. This leaves me the sole duty. I have been very lackadaisical with this team for several months. <BR> <BR> In the past it has seemed as though this team was more for local information than challenges. I do run a couple of challenges in another team and will start them over here as well to see if there is any interest. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested in lending a hand as a co-leader, please let me know. I would be happy to have ... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:42:22 EST BR Bootcamp or group workouts...? Hi All <BR> <BR> I am currently looking for a fun intensive workout to supplement my running. I was really interested in doing a bootcamp type workout but they are all pretty expensive (around $300). Have any of yall in BR found any regular group activities that you enjoy that arent quite so pricey? Thanks!! Thu, 9 Sep 2010 13:01:58 EST Hello Sparkers!! Hello everyone <BR> <BR> My name is Carletta from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I am a married mother of 3 beautiful children. I have been struggling with getting this weight off and keeping it off for the past 8 years. I would take it off but put it right back on. I really need motivation. I want to get this weight off because of health issues. I need to be here for my kids. I look forward to interacting with everyone and sharing our weight loss stories. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!! Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:30:31 EST I'm new too My goal is to lose 15 pounds, but I'm trying to figure out how to do it. I don't mind exercising outside with my 15 month old son. We will jog and/or ride our bike. Is anyone doing a particular diet plan? Or just watching what you eat? It's so hard to diet in Louisiana. We LOVE our food and beer. PLUS football season is a few weeks away! Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:54:21 EST Zumba Classes Hi, I'm new to this team and just wanted to let everyone know what has sparked me! I started taking some Zumba classes and I'm just loving it. For anyone who would like to mix some dancing in with their aerobics, this is the ticket. If you're in the Denham Springs/Walker area let me know if your interested and I'll let you know where you can find a class. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 11:35:33 EST Hello There! Hi. I'm Grace :) <BR> <BR> I work from home as a PHP developer, though that's just to pay the bills. I'm an (aspiring) actress, really. I graduated last year from IU with a degree in theatre and a concentration in performance. Living with my parents again for now because it's cheap, but sometime soonish I plan to move to LA and try to make it in the film biz. Sat, 14 Aug 2010 21:04:09 EST extra calories ? If I exercise and burn over 700 calories, does that give me an extra 700 calories or less I can eat? Thu, 12 Aug 2010 03:11:03 EST Hey Everyone My name is Ashley. I joined this website last month, but just found out that I had mailbox here. I have a long journey in front of me regarding my weight but I'm up for the challenge. I believe I will reach my goal. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:44:01 EST I'm new! So, I've been living in Baton Rouge for some time and I'm a student at LSU. My mom actually turned me on to SparkPeople, and when I decided that today was the day I would make a difference in my life, I came here. I'm hoping this will help me get a structured path and help me lose some weight and live healthier altogether. Plus, I love the Team Pages. It's really good to know there are other people with similar goals, and especially that I can talk to other people for support, advice, and mor... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:54:54 EST Bike Commuting in Baton Rouge Hi gang! <BR> I'm moving to Baton Rouge in a week, and I have no idea how "bike friendly" the city is. Do any of you bike commute? If so, what has been your experience? Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:11:10 EST Moving to Baton Rouge! Hi BR Sparkers! <BR> M name is Macy and I am moving to Baton Rouge next week with my husband. We are really excited about the change in our lives! <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:08:54 EST SO LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF.... My name is Zoey. I graduated law school in december, and passed the bar on the first try in February.... Well, in all of the celebration I gained some weight back from my weight loss last year, and found out that if I am not careful I could make be at risk for type II diabetes. My father has been living with it for quite a few years now, and apparently girls are twice as likely to inherit the same health issues of their father... Another reason for my sudden health interest......drum roll....... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 11:43:55 EST Hi everyone I am new to the team! I just wanted to stop in and let you all know I am out here rooting for healthy lifestyles for us all! I just found my boost of motivation & am in it for the long hall! Who is with me?!?!?!?! We can do it! Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:57:33 EST LSU Lakes walk - next Saturday June 26 - Anyone? Anyone want to do a spark rally next saturday morning? A walk/run/ride around the lakes at LSU? <BR> <BR> Post here if you are!! Fri, 18 Jun 2010 14:20:25 EST Memorial Bike Ride This Saturday - Late Notice :/ Sorry for the late notice on this one: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>dier-ride </link> <BR> <BR> It's a short, slow ride so check it out! Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:04:49 EST I'm New I just joined Sparks today and have 100 pounds to lose. I'd appreciate any advice, support, etc. I'm currently working out at the Y 3-4 times a week and get very hungry during the afternoon/evening. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 17:18:14 EST HI, I'm new too! Hello everyone! I am new to Sparks......I just signed up today and I have 70lbs to lose. I heard about Sparks from an old high school friend on facebook and was interested in checking it out. So here I am. <BR> <BR> I started working out earlier this year and was doing great but then....well, I started dating someone new and my focus was mainly on him instead of myself and my health. To make a long story short, we are no longer together and I have made some changes within myself and refu... Sun, 30 May 2010 20:09:25 EST Looking for someone close to Livonia Hi all, We moved out of BR 4yrs ago to Livonia and I'm trying to see if there are any spark people out here needing a buddy. <em>213</em> Thu, 27 May 2010 14:20:17 EST I'm eibeversluis1 Hi everyone! I am new to Spark and looking forward to tracking my progress all the way down to 149...for now... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:33:28 EST Just moved to Louisiana... need a fitness buddy!! Hi, <BR> I just moved to Shenandoah from Florida. I'm looking for a female fitness buddy to either go walking together or maybe even the gym. I work from home, so my hours are very flexible. I have a 5 year old, so if you need to bring your child, they can have a play date while we work out. <BR> <BR> Let me know :) Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:19:41 EST Anyone interested? In doing a SparkTeam event? Like a monthly walk at the LSU lakes or bike ride? <BR> <BR> Something to get us together in real life? <BR> <BR> Let me know and I'd be happy to plan! Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:40:53 EST I'm new to Baton Rouge and Sparks Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I moved to Baton Rouge in November and, recently, a friend told me about this site. Wow! Ideally, I'd love to lose 60 pounds, but I'm starting small with a 10% weight-reduction goal. So 23 pounds it is! <BR> <BR> I'm likely going to be joining the gym at LSU this summer with my husband; so I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to offer. For now I'm working out at home and watching what I eat. I am finding that tracking my food intake is WAY more helpful and ins... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:26:05 EST Hi, I'm new! Just started today. Wow, this site is thorough! Hoping that I can figure it all out. <BR> <BR> I lost 20 lbs last year (168 to 148) but have gained back to 156 thanks to work schedules and holidays. I pretty much know what I need to do to lose weight. It's just a question of doing it. <BR> <BR> My biggest challenge is that we cook Indian food at home about 95% of the time, and figuring out calories for what I cook is rather difficult. It is not natural for me to measure everything that goes... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:07:14 EST Great Opp to try Adventure racing! If you have never heard of AR, it can easily be described as an off-road tri. Biking, paddling and trekking (with mystery events). Most races in our area are 3-5 hour races for teams of three. It is the MOST fun I have ever had! And although I could not move for days, I have never felt better about myself as after finishing a race. <BR> <BR> The organization that puts on the races has add a beginner race this year! It's a much smaller race (1 mile running/hiking, 2 miles biking and 1 mile pa... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:43:18 EST April Races in BR 4/10 Happy's Running club 5K - costumes encouraged! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> 4/17 Corporate Cup - get your co-workers off their butts! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> 4/24 Tortoise and Hair 5k - 100% of the proceeds go to find a treatment for Alopecia Areata. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> 4/28 Fleet Feet Fiesta 5k <BR> <link> </link> <BR> ad... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:33:54 EST BREC Walk the Walk Program Enjoy an exciting new Walk the Walk Program, which is an individually directed fitness program designed primarily for walkers of all ages. This program is designed to promote health and fitness, as well as family togetherness through walking in various BRECs parks. Participants select their mileage goals to be accomplished on a quarterly basis and walk at their own pace. Mileage accumulated should be reported at least twice monthly to the center supervisor based on an honor system. The first... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:19:44 EST Trying to get into shape My name is Craig, I love food and I hate to exercise. I have joined sparkpeople to help myself lose the weight I have put on over the past 10 years, to track what I am eating and to start to exercise. I am hopeful that doing it this way will be enough of a commitment to make me follow through and start getting into better shape. Wed, 17 Mar 2010 02:14:46 EST New Member Hello BRLA! I'm new to sparkpeople....and posting on message boards. I kind of feel silly using a website to help loose weight, but this thing is addictive! Since I've started about a month ago, I've been going all in, waging a war on loosing weight! The scale hasn't moved much yet, but all my clothes are starting to fit better! Thank God! <BR> <em>198</em> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 22:37:05 EST Starting on Sunday Hey guys. I need support, Can't seem to do this on my own. I need to be motivated. What would ya'll suggest? Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:55:03 EST Wanted: Walking friend Do you live in Zachary, LA and need a walking friend? I would like to get outside and move to help my weight loss goals. I just don't like walking by myself. Any takers? Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:11:01 EST What are your Superbowl plans? I'm going to my daughters to watch the game with a bunch of her friends. Should be fun. <BR> <BR> Make sure you plan some healthy snacks! <BR> <BR> Go Saints! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 20:15:11 EST 2 mile run event - No Charge Keep Your Resolutions Running <BR> 2 Mile Fun Run - FREE <BR> FLEET FEET SPORTS wants to make sure you are keeping up with your resolutions! <BR> <BR> Wednesday, Feb. 3 <BR> 6:30 p.m. @ Fleet Feet Sports <BR> <BR> Saucony will be giving away 3 pairs of shoes!! <BR> <BR> Healthy Snacks and Beverages will be served! <BR> Thank you Jason's Deli! <BR> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:35:11 EST Walking at night in BR Can anyone recommend places to walk around BR (specifically close to LSU) at night and feel safe? I used to live around Mid City but just did not feel safe walking at night alone. I know the LSU lakes are close, but I like to mix it up sometimes. Any suggestions? Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:14:20 EST For Cyclist: Belles on Bikes May 1 The Natchez bike club puts this on, it's a female only ride. Check out the 2008 brochure for all the details. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>m </link> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:11:56 EST Baton Rouge Komen Race for the Cure March 6 The Baton Rouge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (“Komen”) is gearing up for the 2010 Race for the Cure to be held in Baton Rouge on Saturday March 6, 2010. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lt.asp?ievent=328391 </link> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:09:02 EST Hi Everyone My name is Jeri and I read a blog about sparkpeople being a good place to find free exercise videos. I'm glad I checked it out because it's a bit more than that. Ive tried peertrainer which has some good points but it's not as robust a program or as user friendly as spark in my humble opinion. I haven't introduced myself before because I wasn't sure this program would stick. It's been over a month now so so far so good. Sat, 9 Jan 2010 13:53:09 EST New to sparkpeople Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Taylor, and I am a current student at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. I've tried weightloss plans for the past years, and I just can't seem to lose this bit of weight. This site sounds like I can benefit from it by trying my best to make this a lifestyle and not a diet. The website is packed with information, so i will keep reading to learn more. Good luck to everyone else, and I hope your week is going well! <BR> Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:19:46 EST New in town, need friends and gym buddies Hey everyone! I will soon be moving to BR (Jan 4th 2010) and would really like to know some people there! I am really excited to move, and plan on keeping my gym membership (snap fitness 24hr gym) so if anyone is interested in being my gym buddy/motivation or just somebody in town I will know, I would really appreciate it. I have come a long way in my journey and dont want to let moving and being lonely slow me down. Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:13:22 EST What is Santa bringing you for Christmas? I'm hoping he brings me a new digital camera! The camera died the last time I went hiking. :( Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:03:09 EST New Runner Lately I have really found an intent interest in taking up running….the problem is I have never actually done it. Soooo, I have completed lots of research on the subject to try and determine the best place to start. Most of the information obtained recommends that a new runner start off doing a combination of walk/run intervals. Anyone have any advice on the process? Thu, 3 Dec 2009 17:53:08 EST MDA 1st Annual Mardi Gras Run If you're looking for a training motivation to keep you in shape over the holidays and after, here it is! <BR> <BR> MDA's 1st Annual Mardi Gras Run <BR> 5K and 1 mile fun run, benefiting MDA of Greater Baton Rouge <BR> <BR> Where: LSU Old Front Nine at Nicholson Extension <BR> When: Saturday, February 6, 2010 <BR> Registration begins at 7:00am <BR> 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:00am <BR> 5K at 9:00am <BR> <BR> This is a charity near and dear to my heart, as my son has Duc... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:51:40 EST Hello Everyone Hello Baton Rouge Sparks! <BR> <BR> I joined the website based on a recommendation from a friend. Hopefully it will be a source to help me finally get started and continue moving in the right direction. In order to do this, I know I will need a lot of support. In reality, I'm not too fond of telling the people around me what I'm doing because I have started and stopped this journey so many times that I doubt anyone takes me seriously. I am a 38 year old woman trying to finally get to a weigh... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 23:21:05 EST $129 Cruise to Nowhere! Carnival is running the special now. It leaves New Orleans tomorrow, 11/11/09. Price is for interior stateroom and doesn't include tax or fuel surcharge. You won't find it on their website. They e-mailed it to me. You can contact any travel agent and tell them to ask for fare code PR1. Tue, 10 Nov 2009 16:09:08 EST technical question for spark buddies how do I get the wieght loss tracker at the bottom of my posts? I think that is the neatest thing I have ever seen. I thought I looked, but I cant find it. HELP!!!! Fri, 30 Oct 2009 08:20:54 EST Please Read This Everyone, got a idea & need Help Ok....I know this is going to sound strange.... <BR> <BR> I was at the gym this morning and saw two things; one broke my heart and the other made it soar. <BR> There was a bombing at a UN guest house that killed 6 people. It was horrible. And it got me to thinking about all of our service men and women fighting for us to be able to get fit and healthy. I know it sounds crazy, but I said a little prayer for those that lost their life, and a BIG one for all of our people that are still ther... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:19:35 EST 85 down, 40 to GEAUX!!! Hi everyone..I'm Erica. <BR> <BR> I'm really excited to be using SP, as I have been a member of another online fitness site for about a year, and have heard recently that this was the place to be!! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to learn more about you guys and what you are all doing to acheive your fitness goals! Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:04:19 EST Surviving the Drive-Thru -- Burger King Let's face it - the drive-thru is a killer and is probably one of the biggest factors in my weight and yours. But you know what? You can survive the drive-thru and still have it your way! <BR> <BR> Try this: <BR> <BR> Whopper Jr - hold the mayo, no cheese <BR> Garden Salad (sans chicken) w/ Ken's Light Italian Dressing <BR> Medium Diet Coke <BR> <BR> First of all the Whopper Jr is only a dollar right now... that's good in today's economy... but we're not concerned with economic recovery we... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 21:49:08 EST I'm totally new Hey yall! I'm starting this out because I need some encouragement and I need to feel connected. I've been feeling a bit lonely in my weight loss journey recently and I feel that joining this "community" will help keep me motivated since I fell of the wagon. If any of you have any tips for me, or if you'd just like to chat, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for listening and have a nice day! Fri, 9 Oct 2009 02:40:30 EST Hey I am new to BR but not new to Sparkpeople. It's been a while since I been on, but I recently looked in the mirror and thought I needed to come back. If anyone is looking for a buddy, just let me know. I'm all for working out. Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:46:53 EST Fall 2009 Baton Rouge 5k <BR> <em>186</em> <BR> Capital Area Classic <BR> October 03, 2009 @ 8:00 AM <BR> Mall of Louisiana <BR> Baton Rouge, LA <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>-- <BR> <em>186</em> <BR> Dirty Diva Adventure Run and Kids Muddy Mile <BR> October 04, 2009 @ 1:30 PM <BR> BREC State Fair Grounds <BR> Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA <BR> <BR> Dirty Dudes Adventure Run <BR> October 04, 2009 @ 3:00 PM <BR> BREC State Fair Grounds <BR> Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA <BR> <BR>... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 11:59:32 EST Hello BR Been a sparkmember for awhile. Just joined this team. Sun, 6 Sep 2009 16:01:24 EST Hey! Whats up? Hey Baton Rouge Sparkers!! Just wanted to check up on yall and see whats up!! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:19:28 EST Count down 26 days left till the 9/5 Washington vs LSU game Mon, 10 Aug 2009 11:30:23 EST New member, but not new to trying to lose weight. Hello to everyone out there trying to lose weight! Eight years after going from 200 to 180, I now find myself at age 36 and 250 pounds. I know that I CAN get back to my goal of 180 (my younger sister lost over 100 herself and has kept it all off for over two years now). My problem seems to be a willpower problem. Food ends up being the easy way out of things - boredom = snacking, not wanting to grocery shop = eating out, saying "It's just this one time" = many times of "it's just this one tim... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 14:03:32 EST HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! AND GOD BLESS!!!! <BR> <BR> What are ya'll doing for the 4th? Sat, 4 Jul 2009 09:00:52 EST Traingin for 5K - Y Members Hey everyone! The past year has been a rough one for me and my weight loss journey. But at the beginning of the year I promised myself that I would run a 5K by the end of the year and I'm going to. <BR> <BR> I've chosen to run the Race for the Cure. Baton Rouge's race has already happened for the year, but I plan on traveling down to New Orleans on October 25th. <BR> <BR> I plan on using the Couch to 5K program for my training and I'm looking for a training partner. I have lots of frien... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:01:55 EST Now Normally I Don't Do This... I am originally from Baton Rouge, LA - born and raised. I attended Southern University and A&M College. I now reside in Texas, but I'm never too far from home. It's nice to know that there is a support network here for Baton Rouge natives. Sun, 28 Jun 2009 08:09:23 EST Tigers in Omaha! Not doing so great tonight, but we get one more chance! Geaux, tigers! Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:02:50 EST newww Hi everyone. I'm new to the team but not to Spark. This is actually my second or third go-round with SP. I really want to stick to it this time. Anywho, just wanted to say hi. Drop by my page and say hi from time to time <em>213</em> Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:48:40 EST Run for your Life 5K Date & Time <BR> Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 7:40 AM <BR> Address <BR> Cabela's Sports Store <BR> 2200 W. Cabela's Parkway <BR> Registration Closing Date <BR> Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:59 PM <BR> Brief Description <BR> Come join the fun and support those fighting cance, honor those who have survived the fight and remember our friends and family who lost the fight. We encourage you to Wear Yellow at this event to show your support and to FIGHT CANCER. Now, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!! <BR> Full Descrip... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 10:22:03 EST June Challenge: Back to basics Pick any two basic goals and stick to it! <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> Do 30 minutes of cardio 4x/week. <BR> Drink my water. <BR> <BR> So far this week: Only exercised twice so far, so that means I have to tomorrow and Saturday. Been getting my water in every day. <BR> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 13:31:06 EST Hi! Hi everyone! My name is Aimee Garber & I live in Watson. If anyone lives close to me, let me know & we can work out together <em>185</em> Wed, 3 Jun 2009 11:56:30 EST Baton Rouge Health Clubs Do you belong to a health club? <BR> <BR> Do you actually go? Why did you choose this club? <BR> <BR> I was a member of Foxy's for many years. It was a good club and very well equipped. It was also expensive, though at the time, I felt it was worth the money. <BR> <BR> These days I go to BREC Fitness centers. I work out at the one on Florida Bld, the old Sears building, for those who remember that. <BR> <BR> It is small and has very little equipment, but it meets my needs. Its cheap, bu... Tue, 12 May 2009 23:58:33 EST challenge May 2009 Walk, walk, walk. <BR> <BR> Try to get a walk in everyday. Even if it is only 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> Good Luck. And have a great month. Fri, 8 May 2009 11:36:02 EST Y-Athalon Hey guys, I just wanted to let you all know about the Y-athalon this Saturday April 25th @ 9am at the C.B. Pennington Jr, YMCA on Old Hammond Hwy. <BR> <BR> 300 yard swim ( indoor pool) and a 2 mile run <BR> <BR> You can register as an individual or as a team. <BR> ( My hubby and I signed up as a team, I'm swimming, he's running) <BR> <BR> Individual cost $30 till April 24 $35 on race day <BR> Team cost $45 till April 24, $50 on race day <BR> <BR> Check in is from 7:30am-8:30am <BR> <BR... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 19:06:34 EST Hello just wanted to say hi <em>213</em> Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:47:42 EST hi! hi i just joined! this site is fun and makes me happy! Thu, 16 Apr 2009 18:26:20 EST 21st Annual Providence Corporate Cup <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It's a 5k walk/run set for Saturday, April 18th at 9:00 AM. <BR> <BR> All registered runners/walkers will receive free membership to the YMCA until race day (April 18, 2009)! <BR> <BR> Varsity Sports is offering a free training program to all participants! <BR> <BR> Each runner receives a 21st Annual Providence Corporate Cup T-shirt and race number. Additionally, coffee mugs and race socks are given to the first 1,000 registrants to p... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:59:34 EST Heart Walk 5k saturday (4/4/09) Will any of you be walking in it? I will... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 19:08:18 EST Sparkpeople Convention Anyone from the Baton Rouge area attending? I was hoping they would get a good rate with a San Diego hotel together. I may go...anyone else? Thu, 26 Mar 2009 23:36:20 EST Cardio Tracking Can someone explain to me how to interpret this? <BR> <BR> Treadmill 20 min./mile <BR> <BR> Does this mean it takes 20 minutes to run one mile on the treadmill? I just wanted clarification so I could log my progress correctly. <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:43:11 EST Bad Weather! Just was wondering how everyone made out from last night..We have more on the way!!! <em>40</em> Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:44:17 EST Hey Hey, What's up? Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:51:57 EST Map for LSU lakes I got an email from spark today about local walk/jog maps and found this page about the LSU lakes. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_maps_view.asp?rt=3514 </link> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:13:01 EST 23/F/15 lbs to lose/needs support body I am looking for a work-out/diet support buddy. <BR> I live near the Baton Rouge Lakes. I go to Snap 24 fitness. <BR> <BR> My biggest problem is I need someone to help motivate me to not binge. <BR> <BR> I weigh about 130, and I would like to lose 15 lbs. I am 5'1. <BR> <BR> Anyone with the same goals? Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:12:52 EST Returned to SparkPeople with renewed hope! Well, I came back! <BR> <BR> I joined Anytime Fitness (on Coursey Blvd.), and I am meeting with a trainer once a week. She asked that I keep a food journal, and I remembered SparkPeople's website. <BR> <BR> So, here I am!!! <BR> <BR> I need to be fit and SEXY for my November 6th wedding! Sun, 22 Feb 2009 01:17:26 EST I have been sick (? about calories) I have had this funky cold that's going around right now, and I have only hit 1k calories twice this week (yesterday, since I am finally getting over it, and saturday b/c I ate a little boudin dip). Now that I am getting over it, I am STARVING. I know I can't just go hog wild and pig out, even though that's exactly what I want to do. I would just dig into some veggies, but seriously, they don't fill me up. any advice? encouragement? Tips?? <em>303</em> Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:54:16 EST classes without gym membership hello. i'm just wondering if anyone has suggestions/recommendations for classes that don't require joining a gym. specifically, i'm interested in pilates and water aerobics classes in the baton rouge area. it seems there is no such thing as public pool anymore. you can't even swim at the ymca unless you're a member. <BR> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 23:48:25 EST Hi.. my name is..... Hi everyone! My name is Stacy. I am 32, have 3 kids, and am married to the love of my life! I had my youngest in February, and now that she is nearing a year old, I started freaking out because I haven't lost all of my baby weight yet! I just joined SP on Tuesday of this week. I am shooting to lose about 17 pounds, we will see where it goes from there, I may go further, depending on how I look and feel at 130. <BR> <BR> We really didn't have an "introduce yourself here" thread, so I s... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:51:18 EST Low Carb in Baton Rouge? My husband and I are trying very hard to follow a low carb way of life. We both need to lose a considerable amount of weight and with my families history with Diabetes and my issues with thyroid problems we know that this is best for us. <BR> <BR> However, we feel rather on our own here. There are no groups that we can join that really support this style of eating. I do best if I can talk to others and share resources and tips. Weight watchers is great for that but I honestly do not lose wei... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:57:56 EST Hi Everyone! Hi, I just joined today and so far I love it. I didn't know there would be so many members from around Baton Rouge. I was born and raised here, have 3 children, and work for the state. I actually live in Denham now, but spend a lot of time in BR, where my parents live. I have to admit, after Gustav, my lifestyle went down the drain. I gained 30 pounds. I have to get back where I was and keep it there. I hope I don't have another stressful period of time where I feel like I can't function! How... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:15:32 EST New one It's a New Year and it's time to get the weight off of me. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 13:46:05 EST walking buddy Baton Rouge Capital Area Heart Walk <BR> Sat, April 4, 2009 <BR> <link><BR>/home/default.asp?ievent=279375 </link> <em>185</em> <em>26</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:45:33 EST looking for workout partner Anyone uses the LSU rec center? Any faculty or students with membership? <BR> Mon, 29 Dec 2008 13:41:14 EST Hello there Been doing Spark for about three months, starting to join some groups. <BR> <BR> I don't actually live in BR anymore; I live in Central, a small hick area just outside of the city. I grew up in BR, graduated from LSU, and as a hobby I write for a small magazine distributed around LSU (I used to be the editor). <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope this group becomes more active again! Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:55:32 EST Lost on highland Rd. Im new to this area and I'm trying to find an Anytime Fitness located on Highland. Can anyone help me locate it? Fri, 12 Dec 2008 21:01:41 EST kickboxing or boxing? does anyone know of any local boxing or kickboxing classes, that don't require joining a gym? any information about other local classes (pilates, yoga, etc) with reasonable fees would be greatly appreciated as well. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 10:48:31 EST kickboxing or boxing? does anyone know of any local classes, that don't require joining a gym? any information about other local classes (pilates, yoga, etc) with reasonable fees would be greatly appreciated as well. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 10:48:00 EST Nov17-23 Sorry to get this posted so late in the day.. Took the day off work and just getting to the computer. <BR> <BR> And since I will be out of town tomorrow I'm gonna make these a little easy <BR> <BR> First challenge: Try out at least one of exercise videos here on SP and report to the rest of us on it: did you like it? would you do it again? why did you choose it? (I recently did one of the boot camps and got to thinking that the videos are a tool most of don't take advantage of) <BR> <BR> S... Mon, 17 Nov 2008 16:40:27 EST Nov10-16 Sorry Ok.. every body gets a break this week because of my lack of commitment. So next week we will have 2 challenges!! <BR> <BR> Sorry all! Thu, 13 Nov 2008 10:48:29 EST Nov 3-Nov9 OOPS Sorry ladies. I started a new job yesterday and flew out to houston for training same day! I was at the office long enough to find out that I will not have the same internet freedoms that I have been used too at my last job. Oh well, I will just have to adjust to a night user! <BR> <BR> SO to cover my lag, this weeks challenge is a free-for-all. Meaning YOU pick the one thing you have the most trouble with and get it done. There are only 5 days left in the week and who can't do something for... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 21:15:30 EST Help Needed - Denton made it to round 2! I posted a previous message about Denton being in a song writing contest... please read the following: <BR> <BR> A friend of mine is in a song writing contest on CMT. He's advanced into the second round and is now in the top 34! Click on the link below and vote for Denton Hatcher (he's towards the bottom on the left side). You can vote as many times as you want for the next week. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> <link>www. cmt. com/interact/music_city_madness/vote/ </link> Tue, 4 Nov 2008 17:55:15 EST Oct 27-Nov2 Sorry ladies for posting so late - had a VERY long weekend! <BR> <BR> Let's do something easy this week - let's get in our 8 cups of water a day! <BR> <BR> Sounds easy, but harder than it seems! <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 22:20:49 EST Help me vote for Denton! A friend of my husband and mine is in a content on CMT. The contest is for song writing and he's a finalist. Please help me vote to get him to the next round. Here's the link: <link><BR>ess/vote/ </link> Scroll to the bottom. On the left you will see his name (Denton Hatcher). Click on his name and choose his video and vote! You can vote as many times as you want until Nov. 4th. <BR> <BR> Thanks in adavance! <BR> ~Gena Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:54:15 EST New sparkpage pic! I won't reveal it here, but you've got to got to my sparkpage to see the new celebrity pic! You won't believe it! Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:55:57 EST Oct 20-26 challenge Just posting this early so we can all be prepared! <BR> <BR> One of my biggest problems is tracking everyday (or even most of the week). So this weeks challenge is to log-in and track everyday for the week. <BR> <BR> I know we all have other stuff going on in life that interferes here and there. But tracking is the best way to learn how change our lifestyles so that we can maintain our goal weight once we achieve it. So one week should be something we can do!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 10:09:02 EST Early Voting October 21-28th (Tuesday-Tuesday). No voting on Sunday, the 26th. 8:30 am-6:00 pm. <BR> <BR> Governmental Building <BR> 222 St.Louis Street <BR> Room 201 <BR> (225)389-3940 <BR> <BR> 10500 Coursey Boulevard <BR> Room 203 <BR> (225)389-7682 <BR> <BR> Secretary of State Archives Building <BR> 3851 Essen Lane <BR> <BR> 2250 Main Street, Baker <BR> (225)389-5206 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:57:35 EST Oct 13-19 Challenge I'm going to start posting a new challenge for each week. Let me know if there are any specific things you'd like to be challenged on. <BR> <BR> For our first week, the challenge will be to do 10 more minutes of whatever your regular work out is. So if you normally do 20 minutes a day, jump it up to 30! <BR> <BR> Let's get moving and burning! Wed, 8 Oct 2008 21:26:27 EST Tips & Tricks You know we all have them - the little things we do to help meet our daily goals! So why not share!! <BR> <BR> - when I fix a salad at home for a meal, I put it on a big dinner plate. I spread out a layer of lettuce and then sprinkle my toppings all over the lettuce. The trick is that it seems much bigger than it really is!! <BR> <BR> - I also eat with a salad fork instead of a dinner fork. It helps me take smaller bits, which makes the meal take longer and helps me stop eating before I hav... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 11:43:46 EST Jambalaya Jam 5K - Nov 1,2008 Jambalaya Jam Classic <BR> Events include: <BR> 5K/One mile Fun Run 8:00am <BR> 3 on 3 basketball tournament 9:00am <BR> Saturday, November 1, 2008 <BR> At the YMCA @ Lamar– Dixon Expo Center <BR> Registration Deadline: October 29, 2008 <BR> Contact Jason at 225-647-9622 <BR> <BR> <BR> There is no online registration for this one. GlendaRatcliff and I are planning to do this one and I will send the reg. form to anyone else (as soon as I get it that is) Tue, 7 Oct 2008 11:24:23 EST Banana Relay Oct 26, 2008 October 26, 2008 (Sunday)Banana Relay - This is a 2 person team event and children are welcome/encouraged to participate <link> </link> Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:58:45 EST Alzheimer 5K Run/Walk Oct 18, 2008 This is out at the LSU old front none <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:57:21 EST World Day Run - Nov 9 2008 This event is pretty cool in that you register on line but you can run it any where. It does cost $18 but you get a t-shirt. And you can raise money for the charity of your choice! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>m?event_id=1571325&assetId=e8b61df9-66<BR>49-4984-8ad3-1d8ec682bb70 </link> Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:55:14 EST October events I have broken this down to individual thread so if anyone is interested they can post Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:33:31 EST Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk I just found out about this today. Glenda and I have signed up and have a team (Team TPS). Go to the website below and join us!! <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR><BR>1803 Fri, 3 Oct 2008 12:32:57 EST Active in October Hey Baton Rougians!! <BR> <BR> Let's see if we can get this group active again. October is here, signally the start of the Holiday (i.e. Temptation) season. <BR> <BR> What are you plans to start off strong? Fri, 3 Oct 2008 11:06:01 EST Need some help on BR Area.. Hey, <BR> I need some local help with some house hunting. I saw a house online, but not familiar with how that particular section of Shenandoah is. It's located on Kennesaw Drive, which is close to George O'Neal/Antioch (I guess local landmark would be City Cafe?) I drove around the area yesterday afternoon, and it looks like a good section, but before I start contacting the agent to go look at the house I wanted some feedback on that particular area of Shenandoah. <BR> <BR> If you need the ... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:32:06 EST Gustav How is everyone doing? I hope no one had damage to their home. I didn't, thank God, but I did lose 11 trees...4 big oaks and 7 (60 year old) crepe myrtles. <BR> We just got our electricity back Friday evening. We bought some room air conditioners before the storm so we managed OK. We were able to keep the essentials going with our generator. I have a gas hot water heater, so we were able to take hot baths and wash dishes. We cooked on the grill, the fish fryer, an electric skillet and microw... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 11:52:52 EST Hey, where is everyone?!? This team has gotten way too quiet!! Let's get noisy! <BR> <BR> I've been gone from SP for a while and my body is paying the price. So I am back. This has always been my favorite team, lots of chatter from locals! <BR> <BR> I'd be interested in getting together in the evenings to walk or ride bikes around the lakes if anyone else is. I live in Gonzales but work in town m-th. I also an starting to spend about two hours on m/w sitting in my car watching my DS play soccer. I'd rather put this... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:50:36 EST NEW TO GROUP & NEED A WORKOUT BUDDY.... So far I've lost 35lbs., but still want to lose 35 more by christmas. it's hard to stay motivated at times esp. when u workout by yourself. if anyone is looking for a workout buddy let me know & maybe we can get a routine going!!! Mon, 4 Aug 2008 01:28:35 EST inviting all of yall So I joined the SP team the Wonderwoman Workout Club a few months ago and it's an awesome team. Talk about motivating. If you're up for a challenge, this is where ya needa go. They're really supportive there and the challenges are great. So check it out! Hope some of you guys will join! Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:15:20 EST Tuesday Good morning, Baton Rouge Sparks! <BR> <BR> Feel much better today. Went home last night after work and swam for 30 minutes and worked in the yard for a little while before the rain began. Actually slept for 6 hours last night. Cake decorating class tonight - can't wait! Hope all of you make it a great day. <em>41</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2008 11:12:10 EST stressful week-end Lots going on. My husband was transferred to a different substation and shift so everything was turned upside down. Also having trouble finding a good date for everyone to go to North Dakota for the birth of my second granddaughter. Thought I had everything worked out....found out about a new wrinkle on Sunday everning. Argh! On top of all of that, I think I have caught a cold. In spite of everything, I stayed mostly on track with my eating....not with my exercising. This is a new week... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:43:37 EST Good morning, Baton Rouge! It's Friday!!!!! I have struggled for the past two days, but have not completely "blown it." I am already feeling a little better...more energy! Very busy week-end ahead. Looking forward to it! It sure does help to enter everything I eat. Learned a lot about myself this week. Hope all of you have a wonderful Friday and a good week-end! Cindy <em>213</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:05:13 EST New to B.R. Hey yall, not only am I new to this group, I'm new to the city. Kinda scary being in a larger city, but I'll make it I'm sure. Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Penni, by the way. Tue, 10 Jun 2008 12:36:28 EST breakfast Breakfast is such an important meal. Starting your metabolism, getting your healthy habits a good start. What did you eat for breakfast? Wed, 4 Jun 2008 09:43:41 EST Louisiana Team Everyone should come by and visit the Louisiana team. They are very active and talk everyday. Sat, 31 May 2008 10:35:57 EST Hi - just joined today! wow glad to find some folks closer to home. I live in WBR, between Port Allen and the old bridge. <BR> <BR> I'd love to get together with folks to walk-downtown or around LSU lakes. Mon, 26 May 2008 13:18:07 EST Downtown BR Does anyone work in Downtown BR? <BR> <BR> Lynn Fri, 18 Apr 2008 11:35:56 EST anyone looking for a walking buddy around br? Hi! My name is Jackie, but my friends call me Jack. I am the mother of Savannah(8) and A.J.(15mo), and an Ind. Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay. Hopefully by the end of April I will be an Insurance agent. I'm recently divorced and after a year of difficult changes, I'm ready to make a few great ones! I'm looking for someone interested in meeting up a few evenings a week to walk with the baby and I, as I work towards my goal of 135lbs. If anyone is interested, let me know!! <em>7</em> <em>9</... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 16:29:58 EST Librarian In LOVE with Spark! Hello, I'm in Watson, LA. I'm a librarian and I've been using Spark for about a month now. I've lost about 9 pounds and stilling losing. I'm really devoted to food tracking. I've been exercising more but not enough so that is my next thing to work on. I think I have the food down...always looking for new recipes! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for some Spark friends to keep my motivation high! Tue, 8 Apr 2008 07:46:46 EST Hi Hi, my name is Patricia. I work as a Correctionl Officer at the Sheriff's office. My Dh also works there. Which is why I can't work on the road. A conflict of interest thing. I was doing okay. But the stress of the job. I mean it's not an easy task to be polite to someone who you know just hurt a child. Anyway that & the times I work nights have caused me to gain some extra weight. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:55:06 EST Any Curves People here? Hi, I was thinking about joining Curves and I was wondering if anyone on the team is a member? I have a couple of questions. Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:40:01 EST The 20 Worst Foods in America! Thought ya'll might be interested in this... <BR> <BR> <em>230</em> <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> Fri, 15 Feb 2008 07:21:13 EST Where is everybody? The boards seem slow the past couple days. Where is everyone? I bet yall are all outside exercising and being active. Yea, thats it!! <BR> Thu, 14 Feb 2008 06:34:03 EST New to this site I am new to this site and still finding my way around it. I was glad to see a site for people in and around the Baton Rouge area. I am looking for some motivation and I am here to help others. Good luck with everyone's goals! Mon, 14 Jan 2008 21:07:37 EST Today's Spark Exercise Has anyone else tried todays exercise? Dolphin? I did... and will again later in the day... the lady on the little video looks so much more graceful than I feel ... I found this to be a really hard thing... guess thats part of why I am here ... anybody else doing the daily exercise? Sun, 13 Jan 2008 07:27:27 EST Just joined Hello to all ... I just joined the group and am not real familiar with how it works. I live in BR and am looking for someone who may want to work out some to a workout video or possibly join a jazzercise class... I do ok with eating (ok, so thats a big fat lie)but primarily I need to start moving more. I have no real excuse... a lot of people have time issues - that isn't me, I have l-a-z-y issues.. I just luv to curl up with a book or watch tv so much more than exercising!!! Fri, 11 Jan 2008 16:12:42 EST 5K in February The non-profit I work for has a fund-raising 5K each year. I would love to see some of you come out, get some exercise and raise money for a great cause. <BR> <BR> You can register and find more information here: <BR> <BR> Maybe BR Sparks would like to get a team together even! Let me know if you have any more questions. Thu, 10 Jan 2008 11:28:49 EST Woman's Center For Wellness Ok...I know I haven't been here in a while, but its that time of year again. <BR> <BR> Is anyone here a member at woman's? Just wondering. I joined a couple of months ago (and I have actually been going) and was wondering if there was anyone else? Let me know! Wed, 2 Jan 2008 12:16:33 EST Foxy's Fitness Clubs Is anyone a member of Foxy's??? The women's club is having a Biggest Loser competition starting January 7 and lasting for 6 weeks. The cost is only $75 and that includes training every week. Just thought I would let you guys know and to see if anyone was interested. Mon, 17 Dec 2007 21:54:27 EST NEW TO BR SPARKS My name is heather. I am a Big LSU fan. My husband and I graduated class of 2002. I have lost about 75 pounds and have another 30 to go. I have started running/jogging/walking again, and am looking for some fun runs around here. Does anyone know of any? Thu, 6 Dec 2007 15:34:43 EST Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have much to be thankful for this year! Thu, 22 Nov 2007 21:37:08 EST Starting over again Hey everyone! My name is Tiffany and I am 29 years old. I live in Baton Rouge and am a teacher. Need some motivation to lose 83 pounds. Anyone close who would like to workout would be fantastic. Otherwise I hope to hear from you all soon. Sun, 11 Nov 2007 15:02:51 EST New To Group Hi all, I have been using this site for almost a year and just now realized there was a Baton Rouge Team. I just wanted to write and say hello and introduce myself. Thu, 8 Nov 2007 10:02:42 EST Hello Hi, <BR> <BR> I just joined tonight and imagine my surprise when I saw that there was a BR Team! Wow - this is cool. I am 43 and married to my wonderful husband for 23 years. We live in Denham Springs. I graduated from Central Private and LSU (BS in Environmental Studies) and he graduated from DS and LSU (Zoology). I am a hazard mitigation consultant, but my real love is scrapbooking and I hope to retire one day (big dream) once I get my Heritage Makers business booming ;). I look fo... Thu, 26 Jul 2007 21:18:29 EST new to spark and BR Hello, I'm happy to be here at Spark and have been logging my nutrition/exercise for a little more than a week. I'm not getting up to the amount of exercise nor down to the recommended caloric intake yet, but I feel better (and guilty!!!) just logging the minimal amt. of walking I do and the too-much food that goes into my mouth. <BR> <BR> I'm doing better today than I have any other. Fixed bruschetta and hummus for dinner and ate it with thin, toasted slices of bread and oven-made corn tor... Thu, 19 Jul 2007 19:52:31 EST Indoor tracks for walking? Does anyone know of any free indoor tracks for walking? Since we've been getting alot of nasty weather I don't want to miss out on my walks but at the same time, I don't want to join a gym just to walk either! I know BREC has a facility off of N. Sherwood Forest that has an indoor track but it's quite far from where I live. <BR> <BR> What about the Fieldhouse at LSU? Can you walk there if you aren't a student? Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:42:30 EST Introduce yourself! <em>199</em> <BR> <BR> Hi. Welcome to the team. Tell us a little about yourself. Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:36:34 EST Introduce yourself! SORRY! PLEASE IGNORE THIS TOPIC. I STARTED IT IN THE WRONG FORUM. I POSTED IT AGAIN IN THE "INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE" FORUM. <BR> <BR> Hi and welcome to the team. Tell us a little about yourself. <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:33:04 EST New to Team Hello! I am new to this team and wanted to pop in and say hi. <BR> <BR> I grew up in Baton Rouge, moved to Montana when I was in my 30's, went to college there and moved back to BR about 5 years ago. <BR> <BR> I am a quiet sort so I don't know many people here in town. <BR> <BR> I am a freelance writer and photographer, am a mom with three teenagers, a mother who lives with us, five dogs, 1 cat and a wonderfully patient, saintly husband. <BR> <BR> I would love to talk to anyone and wou... Mon, 9 Jul 2007 01:23:17 EST I missed U guys... If you've had the time to visit my page, you know that I had a house fire in April and I've been off track since then. Well, I'm back and trying to get motivated and dedicated again. So wish me luck and drop a line if you have time. Fri, 6 Jul 2007 01:28:25 EST any Weight Watchers here? I attend meetings on Monday at noon at the office in Reeves Shopping Center on Cedarcrest. Anyone around? I'm looking for a buddy! <em>81</em> Mon, 11 Jun 2007 20:41:17 EST Hello, everybody! Hello! I'm Rachel. I started SP a few months ago, but quickly lost motivation. Hopefully I'll stay on track this time. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a walking partner...if anyone lives in the Old Jefferson subdivision, would you like to meet up? Mon, 11 Jun 2007 03:01:05 EST Jambalaya Fest 5K In case anyone is interested: <BR> <BR> May 26th <BR> 8am <BR> Gonzales Civic Center <BR> <BR><BR>l_2007/Entry_5K_07.pdf Thu, 17 May 2007 08:35:32 EST Scruffy's 5K Trail Run For you ladies who like to run (or walk)...there will be a 5K trail run & 1 mile fun walk 9 a.m., May 19th at The Bluffs near St Francisville. All proceeds benefit Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area. Entry fees are $17 before race day and $20 race day. For more info call The Bluffs. Thu, 10 May 2007 21:27:59 EST Kids events Not sure how many of you have young kids (under 14), but there a couple of events in BR area that y'all may be interested it. Totally geared for kids. Get a training buddy and give them something to work for. <BR> <BR> My son has done the IronKids for the last two years and really enjoyed it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>lder&tmp=home&cpid=1810 <BR> <BR><BR>aspx <BR> Tue, 10 Apr 2007 10:34:49 EST Healthy Habit Check! The SP website is based on 6 basic habits. Those habits are the key to our weightloss, and yet from time to time we forget that. We often ask why we are doing all the right things, but not losing the weight that we want...we don't seem to have an answer...but if we just revisit those 6 basic habits...they can tell a lot about our success, or lack of success. <BR> <BR> SO...I thought I would remind everybody what they are, and check your progress of them at the same time! <BR> <BR> SP Habit ... Thu, 5 Apr 2007 10:22:49 EST ANY APRIL 5K's??? Ladies... <BR> <BR> Anyone still interested in the 5K craze? <BR> I say we continue it for April. <BR> The only one I could find in our immediate area for April is called Speed to Read. <BR> It's in downtown Baton Rouge on April 28th. It promotes literacy and raises funds for school libraries. <BR> $10 registration plus a book donation <BR> Kids run for free, and the school with the most kids represented gets book and monetary donations. <BR> I'm not sure about all the details, but I will ... Sun, 1 Apr 2007 18:20:43 EST HEllo to all (new here) Just wanted to say I am so happy I found a group of Cajuns!! I am also from baton Rouge and look forward to chatting with you all! Thu, 15 Mar 2007 22:21:13 EST Fat Boy 5K Hey Y'all! <BR> Heard about a 5K coming up that sounds like so much fun! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Has anyone heard of a 5K run in and around the Kenilworth Subdivision area called the Fat Boy 5K? <BR> A co-worker told me about it, so I went and checked out the site, and it looks like a blast! <BR> <em>182</em> <BR> At most 5K runs, they give you healthy stuff like yogurt, fruit and water after the race. At this one you get donuts and chocolate milk! <BR> They have age category winners like ... Mon, 12 Mar 2007 15:38:00 EST Race for the Cure 5K I just signed up today! It will be my first. I won't be competing. Just doing my usual walk/jog that I do at the track. It will probably take me about 40 minutes. <BR> <BR> It is March 10th and starts at the Governor's Mansion. You can get info at <BR> <BR> There is another 5K at the LSU vet school on March 24th and on the same day, one in Zachary at the new Coppermill school. I'll probably do the Zachary one. <BR> <BR> If anyone is doing either of them, let me know an... Thu, 1 Mar 2007 17:35:30 EST Lent Is anyone giving anything up for Lent? I started South Beach phase I Tuesday so I think that I will be giving up sweets. I go on a cruise the day before Easter and I'd like to have lost 10 pounds by then. Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:55:07 EST Best King Cake in BR? All things in moderation, right? If I'm going to have some I don't want to waste the calories on a crappy one. It has to be really good. Any suggestions? Fri, 2 Feb 2007 09:47:21 EST "Stay on Track" challenge Let's post our calories in/out here. It will be a great way to hold ourselves accountable and encourage each other. <BR> <BR> We can just do it for January, or keep it going for as long as anyone is interested. Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:01:46 EST Resolutions We all know the resolution for this New Year, but what are you going to change to make sure it happens? Wed, 3 Jan 2007 11:40:36 EST Walk LSU lakes? Anybody every done it? I did this morning for the first time! I'm 45 and lived in BR all my life. Can't believe I've never done it before. <BR> For one thing, it's at least a 30 minute drive for me, so it's not exactly convenient. <BR> I had to go pick someone up there this morning and had about an hour to kill and was thinking of where I could walk close to my house when it hit me....why not go ahead and drive to LSU and walk the lake. It was so overcast this a.m., I didn't think there woul... Wed, 25 Oct 2006 15:46:13 EST What motivates you to lose weight? Hi everyone! I am really interested in what motivates people to lose weight. I have gained 40 pounds in the last year and I was quite overweight to begin with. The only reason I am trying to eat better and lose weight is because I started having chronic heartburn and acid reflux (is that the same thing?). Anyway, my doctor said the only way to get rid of it beside meds is to lose weight. I am on enough medication already so the weight has to go. But, I know that isn't going to keep me go... Sat, 9 Sep 2006 22:48:50 EST Today can be better than yesterday How can we do that, gang? List something you want to do today to make today better than yesterday. <BR> <BR> I plan to go to the Y this afternoon and do some weight training, and I will spend the evening with my family watching a favorite TV show. <BR> <BR> Oh, and not fighting with the teenager. Thu, 17 Aug 2006 08:43:43 EST