SparkPeople Chester County, PA Team Messageboard For folks who live or work in Chester County SparkPeople Chester County, PA Team Messageboard SparkTeam Bonus Points Hi everyone. Sparkpeople has a new feature: SparkTeam Bonus Points! Everyday, you can visit the link below and give bonus points to our team. WE are #7 in PA teams. Let's get Chester County further up the list! <em>209</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bonus_points.asp </link> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:05:38 EST Summer 2017 Daily check in How is everyone? Doing anything fun? What do you do for workouts in the spring and summer? Any good recipes? Need help and support or need to celebrate? Tue, 30 May 2017 08:09:35 EST March 2017 Winter Storm Hi everyone. I hope you keep warm. Any plans today with the storm? Are you working, working from home or just home? If you have been out, how are the roads? I took some PTO time. I haven't been out yet. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:59:26 EST Fun Summer things to do around the county Hey, anything fun going on this summer? Share it here! Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:54:56 EST Memorial Day Weekend 2016 Hi! Any big plans this weekend? Any activities that are fun that's going around where you live? Please post them here!!! Sat, 28 May 2016 09:01:11 EST Has anyone ever walked/run a 5K? I'm starting the Sparkpeople's 5 k Walk Your Way Challenge. Any suggestions as I work my way up to a 5K? Mon, 2 May 2016 17:14:33 EST Spring 2016 Check in Chat Room Our new chat room is open and I hope we will have a great season ahead. Lets keep pushing towards our goal. <BR> <BR> <BR> What are your goals for food and working out this next week? <BR> <BR> Anyone seen any good movies or doing anything fun? Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:35:00 EST Looking for SparkCoach feedback . .. Has anyone done the Spark Coach - where you pay for it? Is it worth it? Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:34:53 EST Emoticon your mood today <em>334</em> <em>425</em> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:49:35 EST This -n- That: A Photo thread I "stole" this idea from another team. I thought it was a great idea. I love posting inspriatonal posts and pictures on Facebook. This is a place to post various photos, memes, etc. that you come across and that catches your interest in some way. Feel free to share yours with us.... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:08:17 EST Winter 2016 Chat Hi everyone. It's time to start a new thread so we can check in. <BR> <BR> I'm slowly getting back into my full-time and part time job schedule again, starting next week. I'll be leaving at 7 AM and back home at 9:30 at night, 10:30/11 if I hit the gym on the way home Mon-Thursdays. Normal hours Friday and Saturdays. I brought my fruit and water with me today. Accomplishment! Slowly getting my calories under control. Next week, I need to start working out again - my goal is 3 x a week for ... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 19:35:49 EST What gym do you belong to? Currently I'm not a member of any gym. I'm torn whether to join again or not. I've been a member at Planet Fitness, the YMCA, Snap Fitness, and tried the club in West Chester. Everytime I join I'm good for about three weeks, then work jumps in the way, them that is it. <BR> What motivates you to get our in the cold, rain, dark, hot day and workout? Do you have a buddy? What gym are you at? Sat, 2 Jan 2016 07:00:05 EST How do you get your exercise in on rainy days? How do you work out on rainy days? Or are you an indoor type of exerciser to begin with? Share your ideas :) Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:36:59 EST Ideas to get the team active & helping each other! Hi gang. <BR> <BR> We are looking for ideas from you. How can we help you? Team challenges? Get together? Please share your ideas! Thu, 5 Nov 2015 19:39:19 EST Fall 2015 Daily check in Hi everyone. Happy Fall. What fantastic weather this week. <BR> <BR> Doing anything fun? What do you do for workouts in the fall? Any good recipes? Need help and support or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Let's get ourselves moving!! Tue, 3 Nov 2015 20:22:51 EST August Challenges This is great! I had to steal from another team. <BR> <BR> My August Challenges: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink water - 8-21 glasses (8 oz) <BR> 2. Go to the gym 3x/week <BR> 3. Lose 8 lbs <BR> <BR> Someone suggested this on another team as a way "to keep on track in my other teams as well." I had to use it for us! <BR> <BR> Post any goals to keep you sparking throughout the month of August. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 15:27:29 EST Fitness thread-ideas, daily check-in,etc. Hi gang. I know I need an accountability buddy. Someone to check in with me to see if I am doing what I am supposed to. I also figured I would post here when I am working/done working out. I also others might be in the same boat. <BR> <BR> Also, let's post some cool places to work out or things to do around the county so we can still get fitness in and have fun. Suggestions? Wed, 20 May 2015 18:38:35 EST Spring/Summer 2015 Daily check in Hi everyone. It's been really quiet around here. How's everyone doing? <BR> <BR> Doing anything fun? What do you do for workouts in the spring? Any good recipes? Need help and support or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Let's get ourselves moving!! Wed, 20 May 2015 18:34:15 EST March 2015 Check in Hi everyone. It's been really quiet around here. How's everyone doing? Who's looking forward to spring and it's nice weather? <BR> <BR> Doing anything fun? What do you do for workouts in the spring? Any good recipes? Need help and support or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Let's get ourselves moving in March!! Sat, 7 Mar 2015 13:11:53 EST Cool...Chester County... ....Quiet Team Hello, I am surprised we have 153 Team members and this Forum is so quiet. How can we get motivated? I am living in Western Chester County, in sadsburyville and work out at Snap Fitness near Airport Road. Does anyone live out near me and want to motivate one another to walk in the door at the gym? I think walking in especially when it is 12 degrees outside is the biggest part of the workout. Let me know. Gloria Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:56:57 EST Tips for Success - Diet, Nutrition, Fitness . . . I saw this on another board and I thought it might be nice to start a thread where people can share their secrets to success. <BR> <BR> What kinds of things do you do that has helped you achieve success? <BR> <BR> I'm struggling, yet again, myself and would love the advice and to see what worked for you all. <BR> <BR> I know that if I write down/track my food and fitness, I won't forget what I ate or did or did not work out. <BR> <BR> What's your tip for success? Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:32:19 EST What do you do to put more movements in your day? I'm trying to get up and move more. Parking further away. How about you guys? Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:09:13 EST Hello from Thorndale Hi, Just started again with SparkPeople. Saw this Chester County forum and thought how nice to have people near me that are doing the same thing! Looking to keep the motivation going and to hear of events around Chester County. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:59:54 EST Spring/summer update/daily check in How is everyone? Doing anything fun? What do you do for workouts in the spring and summer? Any good recipes? Need help and support or need to celebrate? <BR> Tue, 6 May 2014 18:42:26 EST New team pages update Hello team! <BR> <BR> Per my email, an as you may know, SparkPeople launched many changes to the look and functionality of the Team Pages last week. Many people around SparkPeople were disappointed to see some of the old features disappear, but were happy to see that SparkPeople decided to restore the Recent Member Blogs feature so quickly--an important tool for staying in touch with other members of our teams. <BR> <BR> Many people have also expressed concerns over other features of the ne... Tue, 6 May 2014 18:41:15 EST 2014 - Introduce or Reintrouduce yourself form Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> Please re-introduce yourself to the team, where you are from, what your weight loss goals are, your challenges, etc. <BR> <BR> I'll start. I'm an almost 40-something (in 3 days) who has a lot of weight to lose. (let's say way over 100 pounds - WAY OVER!) I eat a lot of crap and trying to get myself to eat better and work out. I joined Planet Fitness in Downingtown. I am also trying to control my bad eating habits when I am stressed - and I've been stressed all the tim... Tue, 6 May 2014 18:28:57 EST New Year's Goals Happy 2014. Anyone have goals for the year? I want to lose weight. For January, I will work on losing 10 pounds by working out 3 x a week, at least, and eating right (measuring my food, eating fruits and veggies, etc.) <BR> <BR> What's yours? Wed, 1 Jan 2014 07:26:12 EST Winter happenings How is everyone? Doing anything fun? What do you do for workouts in the winterl? Any good recipes? Need help and support or need to celebrate? <BR> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:03:21 EST New changes to sparkpeople home page Hi everyone. Have you noticed they reformatted the start/home page. If you would like an explanation and a video about it, check out this link: <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> Plus, you can earn five points when you are done reading it! <BR> <BR> There was also a blog entry from the Sparkguy: <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519295 </link> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:54:13 EST Fall happenings How is everyone? Doing anything fun? What do you do for workouts in the fall? Any good recipes? Need help and support or need to celebrate? Sun, 15 Sep 2013 06:55:20 EST Daily check in-July 2013 Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> How are you? Are you staying cool? What are your struggles and celebrations today? What are your goals? <BR> <BR> Today, I will track my food. I haven't been eating right. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:10:19 EST July Goals Hi everyone. How's your June been? What are your July goals? <BR> <BR> I want to get my shoulder back to normal. I had a bad fall in March and really hurt my shoulder. I got laid off and my last day is this Friday, so I need to find a full time job. <BR> I need to eat my 5 fruits and veggies, write down my food and work out more. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:28:32 EST Vacation plans? Hey Everyone! <BR> Has anyone started their summer vacationing? If so, where have you went? If not, are you playing on going anywhere or staying at home? <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:18:44 EST Can't get myself going - need help Hi guys. I need help. I can't myself going. I gained weight and at the highest I've been. I had fallen in March and dislocated my shoulder and had some fractures. I'm still in a sling. I'm tired all of the time and never feel like eating. Does any one have any suggestions or can help me get my butt in gear? Thanks for listening! Thu, 2 May 2013 14:14:27 EST Spring Goals How are you? What are your spring goals? <BR> <BR> <BR> I need to get myself back on track. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:53:58 EST Area events and things to do! Hi everyone. I am on a couple of mailing lists and wanted a place to share. Please feel free to add! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:26:48 EST Valentine Craft Class-Adults @Phoenixville Library Hi everyone. I received an email about a Valentine Craft Class for Adults at Phoenixville Public Library. Here's a copy of the email if you are interested in going: <BR> <BR> "Craft instructor Linda Santamaria will host a Valentine Craft Class for adults at Phoenixville Public Library on Tuesday, February 7 from 7:00 to 8:45 PM. No experience is necessary. Participants will make two cards and two Valentine favors with chocolate. Cost is $5.00 per person, payable at the door. Registration... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:57:46 EST What's your biggest food vice right now? This was a question from a poll I just answered today. What's your biggest food vice right now? <BR> <BR> For me, it's junk food, fast food, and processed foods: quick, easy and something I don't have to deal with b/c I've been sick for the last month. :( Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:53:31 EST How do you fight the meaningless munchies craving? I saw this on one of the other boards and thought it was a great topic. I know I eat at night when I am tired or when I am stressed. How about you guys? Tue, 8 Jan 2013 19:32:09 EST Exercise /Workout ideas - Local places Hi everyone. How do you work out? Do you go to a gym? If not, do you work out? Are there any parks you like to visit? Sun, 6 Jan 2013 16:16:16 EST Let's Talk . . . . Let's talk about anything and everything! Weight loss, health, jobs, kids, family, hobbies and just life in general. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 16:13:01 EST Dec 2012 Happenings Hey everyone. How are you? How are things with your weight loss journey? Sun, 9 Dec 2012 08:06:45 EST Hurricane Sandy in Chester County. Hi everyone. I hope your all staying safe for Hurricane Sandy.I'm looking out my window now as I catch up on Sparkpeople and my emails before the electricity goes out. Its' been rainy and windy. I hope there's no bad flooding or trees falling. (I'm looking at two trees in my backyard that I hope don't fall.) <BR> <BR> Both of my jobs are closed, and Septa is down. I still get paid for the one job, but I don't get paid if I don't work at the part time job. It's better than getting hurt. <B... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:05:13 EST Chester County OCTOBER 2012 CHECKIN Hi everyone. How are you? I've been busy, stressed, running myself ragged. I need a vacation and a money fairy, lol. How's everyone else? Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:14:07 EST Hello from Avon Grove Area Hi!! I am not new to spark but new to this group! I have been on here a few times but in it for good this go around! I live in the Avon Grove area and always looking for people to meet up with and work out with. I recently started walking at Longwood Gardens and several parks for a change of scenery. Anyone interested in meeting up? Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:58:14 EST Healthy BBQ receipies/ideas for activities Hi everyone. I am planning a bbq for my dh's birthday. looking for healthy food and drink ideas that is easy to make. I am also taking suggestions for party fun ideas. We are having it at my house. Thanks. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:54:04 EST Happy Independence Day 2012 Hope you are having a great day. What did you do to celebrate? Wed, 4 Jul 2012 20:13:25 EST HI from WC Hi everyone! I'm in West Chester. I'm not new to spark people but I"m new to this team. <BR> I go to the Airport Road Y. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:28:32 EST Success and Support-Daily Check in Hi. Everyone. What do you need help in? Anything good you need to celebrate? Let's motivate each other! Mon, 14 May 2012 19:36:21 EST Ideas for team get togethers Hi gang. <BR> <BR> Let's get moving. If you are like me, we've been super busy. I'd like to start meeting for walks and such now spring is coming up. Maybe we could do "meeting" once a week or month. What else could we do to motivate each other? <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Sun, 19 Feb 2012 10:23:04 EST Goals for February It's been very quiet here. What are your weight loss and work out goals for February? <BR> <BR> For me, I need to track my food, lose at least 5 pounds and try to work out 3 times a week. <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:10:50 EST December check in Hi everyone. How's your December going? Any challenges or celebrations? Sun, 11 Dec 2011 12:00:26 EST Hi Folks!!! I don't see that there has been much activity on here.... Is there anyone out there? I have been remiss for WAY too long, and am getting back into it. I'm available if anyone wants to work out together or something.... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:28:27 EST 5K in September 24th in Downingtown If anyone is interested, there is going to be a 5K. Think of it as walking 3.1 miles and not as a race. It is relatively flat and the weather should be cooler. That is the day that I am doing our 75 mile bike tour for MS, so I won't be able to participate. I have included a link if you want to check it out. <BR> <BR><BR>n-pa/laurents-run-2011 <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 07:05:31 EST Hello from Harmonyville I'm a 60 year old lady who has lived in Chester County all of my life. I have enjoyed the interaction on the Healthy Cooking Team. Thought I would check out one with people living locally. Our family is going to be riding a 75 mile bike tour the end of September. We went shopping for bikes today to replace our 40 year old bikes. He came home with one, I want to test his out before I buy mind. We started out today on our old bike and my back tire was wiggling, which I didn't think was such a g... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:37:30 EST June Daily Check in / Chat How are you today? Need help or support? Need to celebrate? Let's chat! If you are like me, I need a bit of motivation! Mon, 6 Jun 2011 07:59:21 EST Newbie from West Chester, PA Hi I'm Tanya and I'm new to sparkpeople. I'm very excited I found this place and hope to find a little motivation to stick to my goal of losing 18lbs and seeing the number 130lbs on the scale. I'm a wife, mother of Grant, Jr. age 4 and Gabrielle age 6, and a College Freshman. My 37th birthday is exactly 14 days from today and I would like to start feeling my age and not 10 years older. I've set my 1st milestone to see 144lbs by my birthday as a present to myself :) Today I commit to taking ac... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 19:49:16 EST Hello?? I see there haven't been any posts to this group in some time. But here I am. I'm in the 2nd week of being here on Spark. I grew up in Coatesville. I've lived in Coatesville, West Chester, Parkesburg and Pottstown and though I now live in Lancaster County, I work in Exton. So for anyone who may see this... hi to all! Looking forward to getting to know some of you if there is actually anyone here. <BR> <BR> Amy Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:58:10 EST Fit Club Anyone? Are any of you in a local Fit Club? I've been reading about them on other sides and they sound like a great idea; I just don't know anyone personally that is interested. <BR> <BR> Basically, a group of people meet once a week or several times a month to work out together, or have a party centered around something fitness related. Like the old Tupperware parties, except the product might be a protein shake. <BR> <BR> What do you guys think? Sat, 9 Oct 2010 15:13:54 EST Good places to ride a bike or walk? I'm looking to squeeze in a few bike rides and walks, if the rain ever clears up, in our Chester County area. <BR> <BR> I don't want some place really hilly for bike rides, but I'm looking for anything. <BR> <BR> Can anyone else suggest a good place? Wed, 6 Oct 2010 19:03:09 EST Goals for October Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> October is almost here. what are your goals, weight loss or otherwise? <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> 1. to lose an average of 2 pounds a week for a weight loss of 8 pounds in October. <BR> To do that I plan to: <BR> a. eat more fruits & veggies (5 per day) <BR> b. drink more water (8-10 glasses per day) <BR> c. work out 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes <BR> <BR> 2. keep up with the financial budget my dh and I put together and get Novembers budget d... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 09:41:10 EST TGIF Check in for 8/20 <em>244</em> It's Friday. Any big plans for the weekend? How does everyone work out on the weekends? How do you stay on goal? <BR> <BR> Today, I'm trying one of the sparkpeople recipes - creamy Italian chicken. I put it in the crock pot before I left for work. I'll let you know how it is. I'm a bit nervous b/c the recipe said to use chicken soup and couldn't find anything but chicken noodle soup at the store. So, I used chicken broth. Wish me luck. <BR> <BR> Have a great day gang! Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:11:52 EST Thursday 7/19 check in and goals How's everyone today? <BR> <BR> Anyone have any celebrations or challenges? <BR> I didn't get my work out in yesterday, but my big success was that I was consistent in eating well and tracking: both what I ate and serving sizes. That's today's goals for me. <BR> <BR> What are your goals today? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:32:11 EST Daily check in For Wednesday 8/18 How's everyone today on this overcast Wednesday? <BR> <BR> Anyone have any celebrations or challenges? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was fighting a migraine all afternoon. I just have a headache today. I'm hoping to get a walk in today. I don't have to go to the part time job after the full time job today, so if my migraine doesn't reappear, I have no excuse. <BR> <BR> I have a phone interview for a full time job this morning. Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:43:44 EST Checking in for Tuesday August 17 How's everyone today? It's been sooo quiet. I hope you are all okay and busy working out and spending time with your family instead of being in front of the computer. <BR> <BR> Any ideas for good recipes for ground beef? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:20:59 EST New Member Hello! I live in Southern Chester County - West Grove area. I just joined SP a couple of weeks ago. I'm starting to know my way around the website - it sure has lots to it. So far, the biggest help has been tracking my food - it's been a job entering everything but I've never counted calories before and it is making a difference. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 19:55:32 EST Hello from Kennett Square I have been a member of SP since 2009 and have recently gotten serious about losing weight. I have 2 grown sons and 2 grandaughters. I will turn 60 in August and for my present we are going to Hawaii and cruise the islands in October. I would like to get down to 160 by then and need all the support I can get. I belong to the Kennett Area YMCA. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:51:28 EST Gym Buddy wanted Does anyone goto Planet Fitness (Downingtown) in the evenings that would want to work out together? Feel free to e-mail me at if you are interested. <BR> <BR> Heidi Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:02:49 EST Looking for a Weight Watchers Buddy Anyone on here do Weight Watchers and want someone to go to meetings with? I have found that I am so much better at this when I'm meeting someone at meetings. I live in West Chester, work in Bala Cynwyd and also go to my boyfriends house in Allentown. Let me know if you're interested and we can work something out! I look forward to hearing from you. Sarah. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 17:02:57 EST What is your pet peeve? I stole this from another team! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I hate when people don't use their turn signals. <BR> <BR> I also hate when people shorten my name even further. I also hate when people spell my name wrong. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:26:09 EST Poll: What's the Worst Diet Advice You Ever Heard? I saw this on one of the blogs and had to ask it here. I don't know if I heard any bad diet advice lately, but there were some head scratchers on the blog. (If you didn't see the blog, here's the link: <link><BR>l_whats_the_worst_diet_advice_you_ever<BR>_heard </link> ) <BR> <BR> What's some bad advice you've heard, whether on thenews, on the internet, from a magazine, doctor or friend? Let's not incriminate the guilty parties, but share the details. Sat, 26 Jun 2010 09:40:39 EST What do you LOVE about yourself? Okay, I saw this on the sparkpeople cafe. What do you LOVE about yourself? <BR> <BR> Even though I don't always get it right, I get up and try again! Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:47:54 EST What do you do when you are not on track? There was a blog I read today called "Turning It around When You're Spiraling Out of Control." <link><BR>ning_it_around_when_youre_spiraling_ou<BR>t_of_control </link> <BR> <BR> I know I am not doing what I should be doing and need to get my but into gear. I am not out of control, but I am not 100% in control either. <BR> <BR> What do you do when you are spiraling out of control? Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:46:32 EST I'm new! Hi. I'm new here. I'm from Newtown Square, so not technically Chester County though a small part is. I'm less than a mile from the Chester County line so this group seemed to be the best fit for me. I've recently lost 15 lb and want to lose another 30 lb. I go to Upper Main Line Y and mostly swim there. Sun, 20 Jun 2010 09:42:08 EST What Do You Do to Stay Motivated? Talk about what makes your day go easy? And what motivate You when things go wrong? Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:26:43 EST Where is everyone?What can we do as a team 2 help? Hi Gang. <BR> <BR> I feel bad because we haven't been very active lately. What's going on? How can we help each other in our weight loss efforts. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to start a thread or ask for help! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:24:08 EST Wed. June 9 : How's everyone doing today? It's been so quiet here lately. How's everyone doing? Need help? need support? Wed, 9 Jun 2010 10:45:59 EST June activity choices What are you doing to be active this month? Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:00:52 EST What are the obstacles that challenge you? I stole this from another team, but thought it was a great conversation to start. <BR> <BR> Share what you are finding difficult to solve in achieving your goals or offer help to those who need it. <BR> <BR> A burden shared is a burden lifted Sat, 5 Jun 2010 09:58:17 EST Do You Struggle With Social Eating? There was a blog on the sparkpeople about struggling with social eating. <BR> <link><BR>l_do_you_struggle_with_social_eating </link> <BR> <BR> I know it is something I full into. It came some good suggestions. I'm copying and pasting, but being the former English teacher, I HAVE to give full credit to the blogger. emoticon They suggestions included: <BR> <BR> So what's the solution? Lock yourself in your house for the rest of your life? Of course not. ... Sat, 5 Jun 2010 09:43:46 EST HAPPY MOTHERS DAY ALL. <em>146</em> I wanted to wish every mother a Happy Mothers Day <em>214</em> Sat, 8 May 2010 12:02:21 EST Squeezing in exercise This was a topic of one of the emails this week. <BR> <BR> How do you squeeze in exercise? <BR> <BR> It's something I'm CONSTANTLY working on. <BR> <BR> Right now, I try to go up and down the stairs at the full time job faster and more frequently. <BR> <BR> How about you? Sat, 8 May 2010 09:42:39 EST Measurement tool I read this topic on another team and thought it was interesting . . . <BR> <BR> What measurement tools do we have BESIDES the scale? You know some of us get down when that scale doesn't move YET we KNOW we're losing weight. We’re tracking everything we do and don’t understand why the scale WON’T budge. <BR> <BR> Here is the blog that started the original thread: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_ individual.asp?blog_id=3203566 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's mak... Sat, 8 May 2010 09:38:29 EST "Taking Care of You" Today, the family health and wellness email talked about taking care of yourself, so you can take care of others. How much "me" time do you get? How do you work in "me" time for yourself? Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:52:47 EST Charlestown Park Just wanted to see if those that live near Charlestown / the college would like to walk w/ me. I live near by and love walking on the nature trail & around the perimeter of the college. Let me know! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 07:32:25 EST Easter Weekend Hi everyone. How are you? Any plans for this weekend? What are your favorite holiday traditions? How about favorite foods? Sat, 3 Apr 2010 11:20:14 EST Hello from P-ville Hi, <BR> I'm sort of new to SP. Just found the CC team tonight. <BR> I'm 31, mom of 1. <BR> I'm from NW PA but came to Valley Forge Christian College in '98, graduated and left the area, I returned 2 yrs ago. <BR> I have over 100# to loose. I'm still in shock over that fact. 80# put on during pregnancies and grief (loss of a child and bedrest during 2nd pregnancy.) My baby is 3 now and I'm sick of being fat! <BR> I'm down 20#, thus far. Woohoo! Trucking along but it's hard b/c I a... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 20:04:47 EST New to the CC team! Just wanted to say hi! :) I have been on spark for about 9 months and finally found my way over to the CC team! I live in Malvern and am still trying to reach my weight loss goals. When the new year started I made a pact with myself and have been doing pretty well so far. I also signed up for my 1st 5k (which is less than a month away!)!! Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:03:14 EST If given ONE wish..... What would it be? Sat, 6 Mar 2010 11:33:50 EST Is there a food you refuse to give up? Are there certain foods or beverages that you refuse to give up or that getting the low fat, fat free or diet version is just not an option? Wed, 3 Mar 2010 20:19:36 EST What's your top 5 grocery must haves each week? What's your top 5 grocery must haves each week? (Personally for you, not your family.) Be specific. (Not just fruits or vegetables, etc.) Wed, 3 Mar 2010 20:18:46 EST New to SP; Not new to Elverson, Chester County I'm a 47-year-old displaced worker (read: unemployed) writer in Elverson, NW Chester County. Due to my unemployment and subsequent self-imposed "pity party" I gained 10 lbs. that I'd like to lose. More importantly, I'd like to get back to my old self of eating healthy and making exercise a given for every day. My goal is to run the Philadelphia Half Marathon in September (there, I said it). I'm looking for a virtual running buddy (I'll do most of my miles on a treadmill) and someeone that wou... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:15:17 EST phoenixvillian that moved to E Coventry Pottstown I am new here, just posted an intro in the intro thread. I see we have a few that live in Phx, we moved from Phx going on 4 years now. We got a bigger house in East Coventry and made an apartment in it which is where my mother lives now. In Phx we lived in the north end, close to the old Bachman chip plant. I loved living in Phx! I felt more connected to the community there than I do up here in Pottstown!! <BR> Nice to see local places in here! <BR> Maggie Tue, 9 Feb 2010 08:42:27 EST Another Phoenixvillean (Phoenixv illager?) Hi I'm Laura. I've jumped in and out of here for a few years now. After a very promising start in 2009, I faltered when I switched jobs. This one has longer hours and a longer commute so the excuses came fast! <BR> <BR> I've re-grouped and started a whole new gig. Joined the "Fit to Win" challenge at CoreFit and was asked to blog about it. So I am - you can read that here: <BR> <BR> Nice to "meet" you! <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 14:32:56 EST Broad Street Run Hi! A couple of us who are planning to do the 10 mile Broad Street Run in Philly on May 2, 2010 just created a new team. If you are thinking about participating in the race stop by and join the team so we can chat about training and keep each other motivated! <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=38180 </link> <BR> <BR> :) Amanda Wed, 9 Dec 2009 11:36:16 EST Fun Family Holiday Traditions What are some fun holiday traditions your family has? <BR> <BR> When I was a child, we always went to Mass (church) on Christmas Eve, spent the morning as a family and went to my Aunt's for Christmas. <BR> <BR> On my mom's side, she was one of 6 and there are 20 grandchildren, so the Saturday after Christmas, we always had a family Pollyanna. We always rotated the party location. Each aunt/uncle took a turn hosting it, so to share the hosting responsibilities. <BR> <BR> My family have alwa... Tue, 8 Dec 2009 17:39:00 EST December Goals and how can we help? Hi everyone. December can be a tough month to lose weight. The holidays are here, our to do list grow longer and the days grow shorter. <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals for the month? How can we help? Tue, 1 Dec 2009 09:50:33 EST Dentist recommendations in Downingtown? Anyone have any recommendations for dentists in Downingtown? <BR> <BR> We need a new one and would I would appreciate your thoughts. I hate going to the dentist and my husband even less. So, I'm looking for a nice, gentle dentist to make going to the dentist less intimidating. <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:36:42 EST Need a support buddy? Several people emailed me saying they need a buddy. Of course, I can be buddies, but I thought this could be another way to get more buddies. WE all need all the help we can get!! Wed, 18 Nov 2009 21:14:51 EST work out buddies Need a work out buddie? Post it here . .. post what ever you need, when you like to work out where, etc. A few people emailed me telling me they are in desperate need of a work out buddie. Wed, 18 Nov 2009 21:11:44 EST November December Get-together Hi Team. <BR> <BR> Several team members emailed me this week and said they would love to get together and meet other team members. I want to get feedback on a time and place. I know with the holidays, everyone's schedules gets crazy. We could do a series of meetings too. (I do plan on having a party once I move and get settled in. No promises on when that will be, lol!) <BR> <BR> Jump in, give us your ideas!!! Lunch or dinner? Wed, 18 Nov 2009 20:17:04 EST Thanksgiving Thankfulness! Each day between now and Thanksgiving post something you are thankful for. Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:15:38 EST Thanksgiving - Words that can be made out of.. "Take turns" making words out of Thanksgiving. Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:12:12 EST ABC for Thanksgiving A is for Apple Pie <BR> <BR> B? Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:09:51 EST November Goals Hi Everyone. <BR> <BR> What are your goals for November? We have Thanksgiving coming up and the winter holidays in December. <BR> <BR> List any goals you want to work on this month? Sun, 1 Nov 2009 08:29:51 EST Poll: Your 1st&your favorite Halloween costume Okay, I doubt you remember your first costume as a kid. . .. or do you? what's the earliest costume you remember wearing? What was your favorite? <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:02:20 EST Daily Goals and Evaluation Many of us have expressed that it would be helpful for us to state daily goals in the morning and then check back in in the evening with how we did meeting them, where we fell short and ideas for how we can correct any missteps. <BR> <BR> The idea is that making and meeting daily goals will eventually get us to our overall goals of health and fitness. Also, that if we trip up, we need learn from our mistakes so as not to repeat them. <BR> <BR> So here I go for the day. Goals: Get in a long ... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:18:28 EST Hi from Southern Chester County Hi - I'm back on Spark!! I was on a hiatus for a bit but now I'm back and ready to concentrate on me. Can't wait to get to know everyone. I live in West Grove, near Kennett Square and Avondale. Anyone near by? Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:52:48 EST How can we support each other on our w.l. journey? I've been thinking about our team and how quiet it has been lately. How can we support each other on our weight loss journeys? <BR> <BR> Part of it has been that I've been super busy with the house hunt/buying on top of the 2 jobs. <BR> <BR> I've noticed that even our regulars have gone into hiding. <BR> <BR> Do we need some new direction? What can this team provide for you that it hasn't been? <BR> <BR> <BR> So, what do you think? <BR> What would you like to see this team be or do? ... Sat, 10 Oct 2009 10:17:25 EST October Goals October Accountability • Daily Stats and Goals <BR> <BR> Post your Daily Stats and any other goals you're working on this month and would like to be accountable for. <BR> <BR> Example (You can edit your posts, make new ones or however you'd like to do it): <BR> <BR> Calorie Range: <BR> Calories: <BR> Water/Liquids: <BR> Exercise Minutes / Type: <BR> Other Goals: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:22:48 EST What are your red light foods? what are your red light foods? something you just can't have in the house. <BR> <BR> Mine include ice cream and candy. Bryers ice cream I should say. <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:21:30 EST What's your excuse? This was posted on in another group I belong to...wanted to share it with you guys too. Watch the whole video...can you count how many you have used? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 20:01:07 EST Food Finds, products& low cal/fat/ww point ideas I'm sort of stealing this from another team. I thought maybe a thread to exchange product info might be good. I know I need all the help I can get. <BR> <BR> I know my ww meeting members are always raving about vita tops, which are like muffin tops. yum. Tue, 29 Sep 2009 20:58:20 EST ABCs for Autumn Ok you know what to do... <BR> <BR> A is for Autumn <BR> <BR> B? Wed, 23 Sep 2009 20:59:21 EST Question of the day Question: which craving is more challenging to deal with; salty or sweet? Do you have any tips or tricks for conquering those? Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:50:09 EST Do you keep your "fat" clothes? Ok, I'm stealing this from a thread on the ww team: <BR> <BR> do you keep your "fat" clothes? Do guys do this, or is this a girl thing, lol? (My "follow up" question, lol) Wed, 9 Sep 2009 20:02:20 EST Inky's Back! Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve last been on and I’ve missed everyone. It’s been a very rough 5 months for me both emotionally and physically. It’s taken me this long to return because I know that you look up to me as a strong leader and role model but right now I just don’t have it in me to give. As a matter of fact I’m in need of your support and encouragement at this time. <BR> <BR> Over the past several months I’ve had to deal with many losses and slipped into a deep depress... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 15:51:46 EST recipe swap Another member on the Mont. County team came up with this thread and I thought it was a great idea. I'm not much of a cook, so I thought I could get ideas off of you all, lol. <BR> <BR> Have a good recipe you want to share? Post it here. Need a good recipe. Ask here. Tue, 8 Sep 2009 20:30:07 EST New from Phoenixville Hi! I'm new and I'm from Phoenixville, in case my Topic Name didn't give that away. I'm currently over 200 pounds and looking to lose around 100 pounds give-or-take as I'm only 5'3" I am currently 48 years old and have two teenage daughters. I want to lose the weight before hitting 50. Somehow, that seems like it should be a goalpost for me. I certainly don't want to hit 50 and still be so big. I've been trying to record everything I eat, even on days when it seems I want to eat EVERYTHING!! ... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:51:22 EST mattress/sleep question Good morning everyone. <BR> <BR> I have what might be a silly question for you all. am I the only one that wakes up with a back ache? I am pretty sure I need a new mattress. What kind of mattress do you have/like? Any suggestions to help me in the mean time? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:20:05 EST Stopping Weekend Overeating? So, I've come to realize that weekends are my downfall. I was doing good, but lately, the weekends have been hard because my friends want to go out to eat or I going over to people's houses and have limited food choices. Also, I some times petsit for people and when I'm at someones house, it's VERY hard for me to resist what is in their house, especially at night (bad food calls my name). So, how do you all do it? What's your best tip for not overdoing it on the weekends, when circumstanc... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 18:33:32 EST How did you find out about Sparkpeople? Another quick question from Sparks' facebook page- how did you find out about SparkPeople? Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:34:59 EST Vacation and tips for staying on track Another facebook question from <BR> <BR> Anyone have a fun vacation coming up? How about tips for staying on track while on vacation? Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:33:19 EST Dinner time question/poll Okay, this was a question asked on the facebook page of sparkpeople one day & I wanted to get your opinion . . .. <BR> <BR> "Out of curiosity, when is "suppertime" at your house? Do you typically eat together or separate?" Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:32:08 EST Your Family's Role with Your Weight Okay, I am going to start shamelessly "borrowing" threads from other teams, lol, including this question ... I am still working through my thoughts on this, and found it helpful to think about. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> I was just wondering about each person's family dynamics in regards to the extra weight. Did you grow up in an overweight family or were you the odd one out? Did you feel loved no matter what or told/shown often that you weren't acceptable because of the extra weight? Did ... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:27:10 EST August Goals Good Afternoon Team. <BR> <BR> What are your goals for August? Post your health goals nd any other goals you're working on and would like to be accountable for. <BR> <BR> Example (or however you'd like to do it): <BR> <BR> Calorie Range: <BR> Calories: <BR> Water/Liquids: <BR> Exercise Minutes / Type: <BR> Other Goals: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 12:24:18 EST hello I'm somewhat new to this Hey, I am so ready to get down on the scale and start to feel better! I could use all the encouragement I can get. I usually go to WW but we are purchasing a new house and funds are tight. Together we can make this work for me as it has for you! Thanks, Melissa Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:47:05 EST Just getting started Hi! I joined spark a week ago, but I've made major changes in my lifestyle in the past six weeks. Choosing to work out with a trainer was one of the best decisions I've ever made! So far, I have lost 10 pounds and lots of inches and I feel amazing! Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:33:21 EST What's 1 change you're doing this week 4 yourself? List one modification/or goal you are really going to keep this week...No cheating - No old goals. Only new goals! :) Tue, 7 Jul 2009 18:23:46 EST Checking in to check out--thank you all Hello Chester County from San Diego. Not long before Mother's day my job moved me from PA to CA. I didn't just want to drop out without thanking all my CC Sparkers for all the support and entertainment. I am desperately trying to hold on to the progress I made last year during this huge transition and it's a challenge. I hope I find a local group as good as you all have been. I will cruise the site occasionally but definitely won't be joining any outings!! Best to all Bud Sat, 27 Jun 2009 12:28:54 EST Summer Kayaking Outing 2009 We will be using the Brandywine Outfitters because, what I could tell from the websites, the prices are quite a bit less expensive than Northbrook Canoe Company. Also, I was figuring that we would be opting for the Embreeville tour ... that is a 2.5 hour tour and their most popular. The 1-hour tour seems a bit rushed to me,or not even worth it to be called an "outing". LOL. So, if you'd like any additional info, please visit their website at <link> </link> . <BR> <BR> Ok... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:09:47 EST Spark Rally- weekend of June 26, 2009 You may have seen this around before. It's what we are trying to do on a monthly basis - meet with those who live near us. <BR> <BR> On the weekend of June 26, 2009, wear your SparkPeople gear the weekend of June 26, 2009! Also, maybe we could meet with the Montgomery County team that weekend. (I'd even take off on that Saturday, if needed!) I was going to look into Valley Forge Park for a picnic. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Votes on places? Votes on Saturday or Sunday? I also feel we can open... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 20:41:12 EST June Goals Hi Everyone. It's a new month. What are your goals . . .weight loss or otherwise? Post away! Tue, 2 Jun 2009 20:03:53 EST Weekly goals for 4/25-5/1 Post them here: <BR> <BR> work out 3 x this week <BR> get 7-8 hours this week <BR> 3. track my food every day. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 12:44:55 EST last weekend in April's Positives Ok,what are some of the good things happening to you this weekend? <BR> <BR> I swam last night and I'm sore, but a good sore. I am working, and although I want to be outside, I'm getting a pay check for it :) Plus, it'll be nice today and tomorrow. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 12:44:26 EST Harry Kalas memorial ceremony I put my pics of the Harry Kalas ceremony up on Flickr. Once there, click the "Details" tab to view bigger images with some comments...or the slide show (about five minutes): <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ets/72157617052458638/ </link> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 18:02:00 EST Longwood, anyone? I'm planning a Longwood Gardens visit, tomorrow (Saturday, April 18). I'm thinking in the 9:30-10am range. If anyone would be interested in joining me, just let me know. I'm a member, so it's free for me, otherwise: <BR> <BR> Adults: $16 <BR> Seniors ages 62+: $14 <BR> Students ages 5-18, or any age with valid student ID: $6 <BR> Children ages 4 and under: Free <BR> <em>87</em> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 08:19:10 EST When is your birthday? That way we can help celebrate! <BR> <BR> My birthday is May 9th! Tue, 31 Mar 2009 20:11:50 EST Our Social Thread . .. Hi Gang. <BR> <BR> So, we started this conversation on the Applebee's thread. When do we want to get together in April? <BR> <BR> (Also, please make sure you put your location in Chester County on the team map. If you go on the main team page, under our pictures, you can see team map. That should list where everyone is. If you don't know how to do it, go to community, manage my teams and click on team map.) <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 20:08:02 EST Applebees Get together! Ok...who wants to get together at the Exton Applebees right there on Rt 30 to celebrate my birthday? No gifts needed. Just bring yourself! Did we want to do lunch or dinner? Has to be sometime before the end of the month. Please let me know ASAP or I'll just have to make a date with myself. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 17:34:24 EST Can I boast? I just finished a 60-day body transformation contest and am so excited about my results! <BR> <BR> In fact, after I posted them in the forum, the guy running the contest sent me a personal message saying how fantastic my results were! I entered one of his contests last fall and he didn't do that, so now I have a big old puffed up go along with my teeny tiny (but STRONG!) little body. <BR> <BR> If you want to see my pics, they're in the photo gallery on my sparkpage. They're the one... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 16:55:46 EST 2 Local 5Ks I'm considering ... Lizanneh posted these - plus more - in a different thread. (Thanks, Lizanneh) <BR> <BR> Does anyone want to join me for either of these two events?!?! <BR> <BR> Note about myself ... I'm most interested in the Exton event, as that orgazanization looks amazing to me and I'd love to support it. But, if better for someone, I'll do the second one instead (or ALSO?). Secondly, I'll mostly be walking, not running. And third, I possibly might be dragged down by a stroller (as a matter of fac... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:52:19 EST Upcoming 5Ks in the area Bouncer! This is for you! <BR> <BR> I was at the gym and noticed some flyers for some upcoming 5K races. I thought if we can find one that we can both do, it might be fun to go together. Now know that I am NOT FAST so if you want a good time you won't want to run with me, but it might be fun all the same. <BR> <BR> If anyone else is interested as well, then great! <BR> <BR> Saturday 4/11/2009 <BR> Butterfly Run 5K run, 5K walk, 1M fun run <BR> Malvern, PA <BR> <link> ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 08:42:40 EST Please Read, New Feature coming next week ! Please follow this link to read more about the new FriendFeed starting Monday! <BR> <BR> Looks like it will be very helpful. <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1288 </link> Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:21:09 EST Heading to Texas! Well...tomorrow I'll be heading off to the airport to catch a flight out to Dallas/Fort Worth Texas to visit my best friend for my birthday! I'm taking my laptop with me but not sure how much time I'll spend on it. I promise to peek in from time to time though so you don't miss me too much! <BR> <BR> I'm so looking forward and need this trip big time! After all the health issues I've had over the past 4 months or so a change in scenary will be rejuvinating! Plus spending time with my best f... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 23:12:59 EST Daylight Savings Time Starts at 2:00 AM 3/8/09 Remember to go to bed an hour early tonight 3/7/09, because you will lose an hour sleep - at 2:00 am on Sunday morning 3/8/09 the time becomes 3:00 am. The "Spring Forward" part of the saying makes the clock "Spring Ahead" one hour this time of year. <BR> <BR> Remember to change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, in addition to changing watches and clocks. <BR> <BR> Spring Forward? Plan Ahead <BR> Sunday's Time Change Can Be Easier with Some Advance Preparation <BR>... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 08:29:00 EST Free Diet Dr Pepper! Thought you may enjoy this: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> ENJOY! <em>222</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2009 19:44:00 EST March Goals and How Can We Help As A Team? Hi gang! <BR> <BR> What are your goals for March? Are they related to health, weight loss, exercise, relationships? We all know they are interrelated! <BR> <BR> How can we as the Chester County Team help you? Do you have any goals for the team? <BR> <BR> Chime in! Tue, 3 Mar 2009 20:30:26 EST Friday 3/6 or Friday 3/13 - RU busy? Hey you guys. If anyone is free either of these nights and looking for something to do, I wanted to let you know I'll be singing w/ a band (filling in for a new mom) at two local restaurants. <BR> <BR> Cedar Hollow Inn <BR> 2455 Yellow Springs Rd. <BR> Malvern, PA 19355 <BR> 610-296-9006 <BR> This Friday, March 6 <BR> 10pm to 1am <BR> <BR> The Nerve - full band <BR> <BR> Main St. Cafe in Berwyn <BR> On Rt... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:56:44 EST What is your fitness/ utrition plan? I see a lot of you posting how you're doing in the daily updates, but I don't really know what anyone is trying to do, or how they're trying to do it. <BR> <BR> So I thought I'd ask! <BR> <BR> My workout plan: <BR> I do heavy weight training in a circuit-training format three times per week, followed by 10-25 minutes of high intensity interval training. My workouts are from Craig Ballantyne's "Turbulence Training" program. <BR> Off-days, I take one day completely off, and on the other days ... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:49:03 EST Another "Off Topic" Question Good morning everyone, <BR> You know that I just moved here in August and I'm still learning my way around and trying to meet people. I started attending Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown. It's a huge church and I haven't really met a lot of people yet. Just wondering if any of you might also go there? <BR> thanks :) Mon, 2 Mar 2009 09:23:36 EST OFF-TOPIC (non-SP- related) QUESTION: kid party .. Does anyone have any suggestions for a party venue for a child's birthday party? <BR> <BR> Preferring to just rent SPACE for an economical price. But want to bring my own food, decorations, cake, etc. Unfortunately, it will be cold, so I can't have it outdoors at a park. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Thank you in advance! (Sorry that it is O.T.) Sun, 1 Mar 2009 11:23:24 EST Advice NOT to follow.... I am passing this on to you because we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. <BR> <BR> By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr Phil proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished.' <BR> <BR> So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Zinfandel, a bottle of ... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:34:39 EST Check in here . . . . How are you today? Need help or support? Need to celebrate? Let's chat! Mon, 23 Feb 2009 08:49:02 EST Weekend check in Hi everyone. I'm slowly catching up on the posts from yesterday. Just wanted to start this weekend's thread. How's everyone? Sat, 21 Feb 2009 08:40:16 EST What's on your iPod? I read the Daily Spark blog about music a couple of days ago and thought I'd take it a bit further. (I hope you don't mind Irish!) <BR> What do my fellow Chester County people like to listen to when they work out? I'm always looking for different songs to load on my Iphone for my workouts and I'm sure I'm not alone. <BR> With that said, how about sharing a few of your favorites with the rest of the group. <BR> <BR> Right now my top three are: <BR> When I Grow Up (Pussycat Dolls) <BR> Boogie ... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 13:52:53 EST THANK GOODNESS IT'S FRIDAY!!!! COME CELEBRATE HERE Hi gang. Has it been a long week for you too? <BR> <BR> <BR> I survived report day, thank goodness. Looking forward to the weekend. I had to go to work early for staff meetings, fun, fun. Looking forward to the weekend. I have to work at the library tomorrow, but plan on relaxing the rest of it. Planning on cleaning and such tonight! Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:17:50 EST Thursday Daily Check in Hope all is well in your world. Need help or support? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Hoping today at work goes smoothly for me. Big report day and I BETTER get out on time today, or I will be mad. I hate Thursdays!! I have my water and 2 apples ready for me to snack on though! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:53:45 EST Wednesday 2/18 Daily Chat! Hey Chester County! How are things in your part of the world? Need help or support? need to vent? <BR> <BR> Well, I am a bit proud of myself. Although I wanted to stay and help my coworker with a project our boss dumped on her, I only stayed 10 minutes late. I felt a bit guilty, but I HAD to get to my part time job. (I can't afford not to have the part time job and I can't afford not to show up.) Here, she stayed until 8:30. Apparently, she just got done printing out and binding all of the... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 09:09:35 EST Tuesday 2/17/09 check in How's your day? Need help or support? <BR> <BR> I weighed in last night and GAINED 4 POUNDS!!! I was shocked. DH thinks it is water. I cried for an hour. But, today is a new day! <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 08:51:10 EST President's day check in Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if you all have off. Enjoy if you do. I have to work :( <BR> <BR> How was everyone's weekend? Any plans for today? Mon, 16 Feb 2009 08:44:30 EST Feelin' Fit Hi everyone, <BR> I'm so excited to be on Sparkpeople and have already seen results in the month I've been here! A little bit about me: I'm a high school counselor, a Stampin'Up! demonstrator (rubber stamping to make handmade cards and gifts), a member of my church's dance team and a newly wed! We got married in August and we're both members of this team and are enjoying living a healthier lifestyle together. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all...especially since I'm new to Chester... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:24:02 EST Valentine Day weekend check in Happy Valentine's Day! Doing anything special? Need help with anything? <BR> <BR> Today I am working today and dh is working tonight. So, we may go out to dinner tomorrow. Nothing exciting here. Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:10:57 EST TGIF check in Hi everyone! sorry I was MIA yesterday . . . sick day from work (shhh . . . .had a dentist, follow up surgery appointment, and eye doctor appointment and I called out) used other free time to food shop, start wash, etc. So I was away from the computer. <BR> <BR> How's everyone today? Plans for Valentine's Day? Need help and need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I have to work from 8-4:30 tomorrow and dh has to work from 4:30 until we are not sure. So, I'm not sure when we are celebrating. <BR> <B... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 08:35:03 EST Thursday (2/12) Check In ... Everyone okay today?? <BR> <BR> Didn't see one of these made yet, so I thought I'd initiate. I hope you don't mind, IRISH! :-) <BR> <BR> Celebrate: for the first time in WEEKS, I was able to do my strength training exercises before getting reading for work! WOO HOO! 200 crunches, 45 pushups, and 15 "bridges". <BR> <BR> Downer: I just CANNOT get 8 cups of water in my day. I hate water, and the most I've been able to do is 6 in a day (then, I'm running to the potty every 5 seconds). O... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 08:45:26 EST Favorite Snacks What are some of your favorite snacks to keep hunger at bay? List em here :) Wed, 11 Feb 2009 20:07:30 EST Wednesday Check in . . . . Good morning. <BR> <BR> Need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I am off to a rough start and need to get back on track. I don't have much food in the house and instead of picking up something up something healthy on the way into work, I stopped by dunkin doughnuts and bought 2 jelly doughnuts and a dr. pepper. While they were good, it's not how I wanted to start my day. <BR> <BR> update on the car: getting it today. whoo hoo! of course, I have to go to my night job tonight, so it won't ... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:36:23 EST Chester County daily check in Tuesday 2/10 Morning team. How are things? need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Well, after last week's 2+ gain, I lost .8 pounds this week. I am happy I lost, but I'm frustrated. I have to get even stricter with my diet! <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2009 09:03:17 EST Monday daily check in How's everyone doing today? need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Rough morning getting to work and boss is being difficult first 20 minutes into the new week (nothing about my transportation.) It's going to be a looooong day. Mon, 9 Feb 2009 08:52:57 EST Downingt own/near - want to get together? Hi downingtown folks; if you want to get together to walk please mail me at and we can do maybe Kerr Park or the "Pond" (I guess Lloyd park?) or even Marsh Creek or Hibernia? <BR> <BR> I reached my goal and holding steady but still don't have walking buddies which I want for overall health and friendship (people who understand how it is hard to lose and maintain in weight loss) <BR> Also, I am on facebook if you have it... <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Michele Sun, 8 Feb 2009 14:43:25 EST Motivated in Malvern Hi everybody! Just joined the CC team, today, but I've been on Spark for about a month. I learned about the site through my wife, and I'm really into it. I'm not a big more for tracking food & learning about nutrition & fitness, but I'm not silent, either! ;) So far, I'm down 10-12 pounds, and I'm committed to doing cardio & strength training, consistently...that's key, for me. <BR> <BR> I've grown up in the Philadelphia area, and have been a Chester County resident since ... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 13:47:11 EST A beautiful weekend! Hi everyone! I thought I'd ask and see if anyone is doing anything fun this weekend. It's going to be so warm (especially Sunday) I really wanted to get out for some fresh air. We were thinking of taking the kids to the Philadelphia Zoo on Sunday. <BR> <BR> So anyone else have a fun filled weekend planned? Sat, 7 Feb 2009 08:03:27 EST TGIF 2/6 Daily Check in Chester County Check in How are you all today? need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I'll be back to check in . . .busy day at work yet again. Fri, 6 Feb 2009 08:46:01 EST Thursday 2/5 check in How are you all today? need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Just swinging by to say hi. Thursdays are my busy and frustrating day at my full time job. my goal today is to get through without eating out of stress and leaving work on time. Thu, 5 Feb 2009 09:06:29 EST Wednesday 2/4/09 Chester County Check in Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> How are you all making out with the snow? Last night, a 20 minute drive from my night job from Malvern to Phoenixville took me over 55 minutes last night due to the snow and it wasn't fun getting to the day job today. Pretty to look at, but a pain to drive in. <BR> <BR> How's everyone today? I'm tired and waiting til Sunday so I can sleep in. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:03:26 EST Tuesday 2/3/09 Chester County Check In Good snow morning. I hope everyone is dry and healthy. Challenges, need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I am soooo frustrated. I went to ww last night. Now, I had only 4 days since my last check in. From Thursday night until last night, I gained over 2 pounds. urgg. My leader said that it's ok and normal. I didn't do anything different. I need a hug, lol. I am off to a good start with my eating though. <BR> <BR> How are things with you? Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:02:23 EST February 2009 Team Goals Hi gang. <BR> <BR> Ok . . . new month, new goals, a better us. <BR> <BR> What are your goals and challenges for this month? What can we do to help as a team? <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks for the suggestions! <BR> <BR> LET'S GO TEAM! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 08:46:03 EST Monday 2/1 check in Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> I promise, I'll get the January team goals out soon. I've been super busy. <BR> <BR> How are things in your life going? <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 08:44:04 EST Chester County Check in 1/31-2/1 Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> Can you believe it's the last day of January already? <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? Need help or need to celebrate? Sat, 31 Jan 2009 08:54:15 EST Daily check in for Friday 1/30 TGIF! Happy Friday. <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't check in yesterday . . . I usually try to post first thing when I get into work, but I was swamped at work. I also had to deal with my supervisor who was mad that I didn't come in on Wednesday, even though my employer's inclement weather hot line said that employees didn't have to come in. <BR> <BR> There were good things from yesterday . . . went to the doctors for another weekly check up on my nose. There is a lot more scabbing than normally... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 08:53:16 EST Thursday Jan 29th Check In Thought I'd jump right in here and start today's check in thread. Not sure if I'm gonna go to the ER within the hour or wait until tomorrow. Not sure if I'm gonna be going to Brandywine or Chester County either. Either way, I'm heading back in the hospital. Been having a rough day! I'll try to keep you posted as best as I can. <BR> <BR> Lisa Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:00:40 EST Messy Wednesday Check in Hi everyone! Looks like snow lovers got their snow! How's everyone doing? <BR> <BR> Need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I'll be back later to check in! Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:18:21 EST Another snowy Tuesday in Chester County Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> How was your morning drives in this weather? I'm hoping our offices close tomorrow, but they work too hard and probably won't. I may take a personal day. <BR> <BR> I'm finally feeling well enough to eat "normally" and trying hard to stay on track. I missed my ww meeting last night, so I have to squeeze it in sometime this week. I have another doctor's appointment on Thursday to follow up on my surgery. I'm going to ask him about working out. <BR> <BR> How are thing... Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:21:43 EST Monday Morning check in Good morning. Welcome to another work week. Hope your weekend was good. <BR> <BR> Need help with anything? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 08:53:31 EST Chester County weekend check in any big plans? <BR> <BR> I am attempting to work a half day at the library. Then I am relaxing this afternoon by doing the wash, lol. Tomorrow, I'm going to my cousin's for her daughter's birthday party. <BR> <BR> I need to get back on track with eating, even though I haven't had much of an appetite. Any suggestions on quick meals? Sat, 24 Jan 2009 09:07:32 EST tgif daily check in for Chester county Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> I'll catch up with the other daily posts this weekend. I promise. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? Need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Back to work . . . .will try to catch in later. . . Fri, 23 Jan 2009 09:02:18 EST Thursday happenings . . . Hi gang! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to see how everyone was. I'm sorry I wasn't around yesterday. I'm struggling to get back in the grove with work and not feeling 100% from my surgery. I had a hard time sleeping the past couple of nights and I obviously can't nap during the day. I hope this gets easier. I'll try to check in later, but I am not making any promises, lol. I'm tired, frustrated, a bit sore, and grumpy. <BR> <BR> How are things in your world? Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:51:51 EST Inaugural Tuesday Check in Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> Did anyone watch the pomp and circumstance today? I tried to listen while at work. I am struggling . . . tired and stuffy . . . picky at candy . . . urgh I don't even like this stuff. I'm putting it away though. <BR> <BR> How's your day going? Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:13:14 EST It's a snowy monday . . . . How is everyone? How is your lifestyle change going? need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I'm feeling better. It's my lastday off before I go back to work tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to it. I'm stuffed up, but breathing a little better. Dreading having to lug myslef up all those steps at work. <BR> <BR> How are things in your world? Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:06:24 EST Weekend check in Hi Everyone. How are you? keeping warm? <BR> <BR> I'm still stuffy and misearable. Hoping so spend some time with db and dn today. other than that, keeping it low key. I'm tired and can't wait to be unstuffed. <BR> <BR> How are things in your world? Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:32:54 EST Friday daily check in Wow, this week flew by for me . . .how about you? need help with anything? Need to celebrate? any big plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> I'm planning on still recovering from the surgery. DH belongs to a model railroad club and they are having an open house this weekend. My brother and niece and uncle and his grandson are coming up tomorrow to check it out and go out to lunch. That's my big plans. I can't wait to see my brother and niece! If you are looking for something to do, it's the Schyukil... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:30:58 EST Thursday Morning check in Hi gang. Thanks for all of your well wishes and thoughts . . ..It's so nice to be missed. Thanks for the well wishes . . . I'm slowly trying to catch up on 3 days of emails. My surgery went well on Tuesday. I had to go back yesterday to get the packs pulled out. Yuck. Thank goodness my dh took 2 days off from work, b/c I couldn't really drive. Still wouldn't drive. I'm tired and stuffed and bleeding a bit. I have to go back next week for a check up, but I was told to expect to be stuffy for ... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:32:13 EST Wednesday Jan 14th Check In turn to start the check in thread! Hope everybody is having a good day! Irishgirl...thinking aboutcha and hoping your surgery went well. I'm praying for you! <BR> <BR> Here's the latest update for me. I'm going to be transferred to HUP in Philly later on this evening. They have better equipment and a bronchial specialist that I'll be seeing. Not sure if they have internet access there so you may not hear from me until I return home again. I hope that they do and since they are such... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:14:42 EST Wednesday Jan 14 Check In Man, it is COLD out there. Went for 3 mile walk but cut it short (2 miles instead which isn't bad) because it was so cold and my ankle hurt. My face was actually numb by the time I came inside. <BR> <BR> How's everyone else? Staying warm I hope! Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:48:00 EST Tuesday morning check-in Okay, it's no longer Tuesday morning, but there's no check-in thread, so I thought I'd post it. <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit better today. I had a health evaluation this AM and my stats were REALLY good (including weight which was 115.6 with clothes on). <BR> <BR> Cholesterol was 129, with HDL of 50 <BR> Fasting glucose level was 60 <BR> BP was 114/68 <BR> <BR> I have to check what it all was the last time I had it checked, but I'm fairly sure my total cholesterol is down, and my HDL was either... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:20:17 EST Happy Monday Chester County! How was your weekend? Any big plans this week? Need help with anything? <BR> <BR> I have my weigh in tonight. I know I was off track this past week, so I prob. gained AGAIN. Time to start new. I have my surgery for my deviated septum tomorrow, so I may be not be around, or be in and out, for the next week or so. I'm very nervous about it. <BR> <BR> What's new in your world? Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:43:42 EST Chester County Weekend Check in hi everyone. Happy Weekend! Any big plans? <BR> <BR> This is my weekend to get things done around the house. Pretty soon, I'll be back working Saturdays. <BR> <BR> <BR> Need help with anything? Sat, 10 Jan 2009 05:01:56 EST Friday 1/9 Happy Friday! How is everyone? Need help or support? <BR> <BR> Another busy day today. I have to get my blood work done after my staff meeting today. Yesterday, I picked up my meds the doc called in and am feeling better. The surgery is not canceled, thank goodness. DH and I started taking down decorations yesterday. I have to finish putting the house back to normal this weekend. Fri, 9 Jan 2009 08:48:20 EST Thursday 1/8/09 Daily Check in Good Morning! how is everyone today? Need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I have a busy day . . . I have my major weekly reports that I hope all goes smoothly. I'm all stuffed up and I have to call the doctor. I have the deviated septum surgery next week and I'm afraid this will make them want to reschedule yet again!!! I just can't breathe b/c I am so stuffed up! <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 08:47:51 EST Wednesday 1/7/09 Daily Check IN Good Morning! how is everyone today? Need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I have a busy day . . . work today then one last holiday party for my 2nd job. We are going to McKenzie's in Malvern. Not sure what I am going to get there. My full time job denies me access to that site b/c of the fact that it is hooked up to alcohol. (It's a brewhouse.) And, i forgot to check out the website last night at home. <BR> <BR> Hoping Inky is okay . . . Wed, 7 Jan 2009 08:54:46 EST Tuesday 1/6 Daily Check in Good morning. Happy Tuesday. How is everyone doing with their weight loss? Need help, suggestions or a celebration? <BR> <BR> I went to ww last night and gained. Granted "only" 1.something pounds, but still . . .. I shouldn't complain b/c I really didn't stick to the program. Back on track . . .. <BR> <BR> Be careful driving today. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 08:42:22 EST January 5 Daily Check in Hi gang! <BR> <BR> It's Monday yet again! First full week of the new year. How is your day looking like? <BR> <BR> Only the one job today. Weight watchers tonight. I have my procedure on my deviated septum next week, so I have to get my blood work done sometime this week. <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:00:58 EST January 2, 2009 Daily Check in Happy New Year! How was your holiday? I went to a friends' new year's eve and to the mummer's parade yesterday. Our club won 3rd in the Fancy Brigades. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm going to get back on track . .. .after this soda! (I do have 2 water bottles next to it!) <BR> <BR> Any big plans for the weekend? Fri, 2 Jan 2009 09:32:29 EST January goals and Challenges! Hi gang. <BR> <BR> Ok . . . new year, new month, new goals, a better us. <BR> <BR> What are your goals and challenges for this month? What can we do to help as a team? <BR> <BR> For me, it's getting back on track for tracking and weighing my food, getting better sleep, and EXERCISING! (any suggestions for the working out for someone who is super overweight? I guess I'm walking and using my walk away the pounds tapes!) <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks for the sugge... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 09:29:40 EST Kennett Square Hello! My name is Sher & I live in Kennett Square with my husband and son. <BR> <BR> I'm so glad that Chester County had its own SparkTeam! <em>244</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2009 04:50:55 EST SAHM in West Chester Hello! My name is Mychal. I am a 28 year old mother of two small boys ( almost 3 and 8 weeks). Before getting pregnant with my first son I was 110lbs and a size 0-2. Before I got pregnant with son number 2 I was 123lbs and a size 2-4. Now I'm weighing in at 151lbs and a size 10! While giving my son his midnight bottle I decided 2009 was going to be the year of ME! My current size has really got me down and I feel like I can't be a good Mommy to my boys if I'm not happy with myself. <BR> My b... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 17:13:43 EST Fitness Advice Hi Guys <BR> <BR> I'm really getting serious about getting fit in 09. I know I have a long road ahead of me, but I'm not too daunted by that. I have always been a dieter and know all there is to know about food and nutrition but have never been great with the exercise stuff so don't really know the most effective way to work out. <BR> <BR> Running really appeals to me. I don't want to spend a whole lot of money on equipment or a gym membership (although I do know that strength training is ... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:18:40 EST Last day of 2008 Last day of 2008. How is everyone. How was your year? <BR> <BR> My year was full of changes. New job, some debt paid off, overall a fairly good year. I'm hoping that in 2009, I can lose more weight, work on working out more and spend more time with family. <BR> <BR> Today, we are supposed to have a half a day at work. we'll see if that happens. Tonight we are going to friends for a while. Tommorrow, the mummer's parade! Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:31:00 EST Tuesday 12/30 Check in It's the last Tuesday in 2008. Gosh, I can't believe it. Why is it that time goes faster the older we get? <BR> <BR> Sorry if that sounded depressing, lol. I'm trying to focus on my blessings, but I am finding myself struggling to keep up with work and home balance and my weight loss. I did lose 2 pounds after 2 weeks of a .6 pound gain each week. I guess I need a hug! <BR> <BR> Sorry if I am rambling. What's going on in your world. Any new year's plans? Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:34:56 EST Monday 12/29 Check in Well, it's the last Monday in 2008. Have you thought about new year's resolutions? How was your holiday and your weekend? <BR> <BR> I'm so sad to be back to work. I really don't want to be here. Oh well. My holiday was nice. Didn't stay on track with my eating. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 08:36:29 EST Day after Christmas and weekend check in Hi everyone! i'm sorry I was MIA for a while. I was swamped. How was your Christmas? How are you all doing staying on plan? <BR> <BR> I'm hanging in. I am not eating well and not working out, but I'm trying to eat fruits and veggies and less sweets. I've got a family party today and Sunday, but I'm hoping to get up to Hershey to do a lot of walking around the park. <BR> <BR> Let us know how you are doing! Fri, 26 Dec 2008 10:30:23 EST Hi from Downingtown I'm Liz, a working mom of 2 living in Downingtown (Coatesville schools, though). I belong to a local gym, and primarily work out there, but I also work out from home sometimes as well. <BR> <BR> I started taking my body back after my son turned 2 years old, and just met my weight goal in the past month. So now I'm working on maintenance and improving my strength and endurance. <BR> <BR> I like lifting weights and have started using kettlebells, which I think are fun and neat b/c they don't ... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 14:16:24 EST Monday Morning Check in around Chester County Where did this weekend go? I can't believe it's Monday. My stomach was so upset. It started Saturday afternoon and got really bad Sunday after church. I'm upset I missed the party and my weekend was spent with me sleeping and laying around. urgg. <BR> <BR> Be careful out there . . . it's going to be cold all day. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm going to lay low today. I am at work . . . it's a good thing it's a short week! Mon, 22 Dec 2008 08:30:29 EST Hey All! Hey all! As my name suggests, I am Rebecca, and i am 25 years old. I was born in Phoenixville, spent my early years in Downingtown, and spent my young life from 9 years old on in Cochranville. I went to college out of the area, and lived out of state for a few years after I got married. But now that my husband, who is in the navy, is deployed, I am back in good ole Cochranville. <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople a year ago to lose about 15 "nesting pounds" that I gained after getting married, a... Sun, 21 Dec 2008 12:20:13 EST Weekend check in for Chester County Where did this week go? I can't believe it's Saturday. I slept in late today. That's rare for me b/c I usually work on Saturdays. <BR> <BR> It's supposed to be cold and wet this weekend, mostly tomorrow. Be careful out there! DH and I was supposed to go to Hershey today. NOt sure if we are going now or not this weekend. It's an annual tradition. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:31:53 EST Friday Check in for Chester County Hi team. <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was swamped at work. Only took half my lunch break. Except for that break, I literally worked from 8:30 until 7:10 last night. Then we had our holiday office party downtown Philly. Nice place, pretty new I heard. But we had to wait forever for food and I didn't get home til 12:30 last night. TGIF. <BR> <BR> What's going on in your world? Another wet day today, be careful driving! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping for a calm day at work, but I doub... Fri, 19 Dec 2008 09:28:09 EST Wednesday Check in for Chester County Hi gang. <BR> <BR> What's going on in your world? Did you survive the weather last night? It took me a while to get the ice/snow off my car this morning. It added an half an hour to my commute last night. <BR> <BR> I snacked too much last night. Now, I have to get back on track. <BR> <BR> Busy day at work, so I'm off. Wed, 17 Dec 2008 08:45:59 EST Tuesday Check in for Chester County Hi gang. I'm sorry I haven't been around much. My full time job is driving me crazy with work and I am trying to leave the office (and my computer) during lunch. And not being at my 2nd job, I don't have time to catch up here. <BR> <BR> How are things in your world? I went up .6 pound last night at ww. I think it's b/c I am going back to my normal night for weigh in. <BR> <BR> How is everyone? Tue, 16 Dec 2008 09:15:49 EST A note from SparkCoaches about SparkMail Spam Here is a post form the Community team from Resident Expert Dave about the SparkMail Spam that was a problem for some this week: <BR> <BR> "Hi everyone <BR> <BR> As you may have seen in the past week, we have had a few people join the site and send a lot of solicitations over SparkMail. Below are some notes about this: <BR> <BR> 1) We get these reported by members right away, which we love. We check every report and close accounts right away if a new member is solely soliciting members. <B... Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:40:02 EST Weekend Check in for 12/13/08 - 12/14/08 Hope everyone had a great week. Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> Today, Sat., is my last Saturday working my part time job until after the new year. While I'll miss the pay, I need the break. I can't wait to have a normal weekend . . ..2 days off in a row! <BR> <BR> I plan on doing some shopping for the holidays, as well as my normal household chores. <BR> <BR> How about you all? Sat, 13 Dec 2008 08:37:01 EST Friday's happenings around Chester County Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday. Anything exciting going on? seems like the rainy weather is bringing us down. Hope your day goes well. Fri, 12 Dec 2008 08:39:39 EST Thursday's happenings around Chester County Hi team! How are things in your world? Please check in! <BR> <BR> I've had a busy morning at work. I am hoping my dreaded reports are correct. I had to make last minute changes and they are due early. urgh. <BR> <BR> I am waiting for the last 3 reports to print out, then off to lunch. I have my 2nd job 2nite, the last one for a couple of weeks. I am hoping I can cook healthy meals this holiday season. What's your favorite healthy (and quick?) dinner? <BR> <BR> Your turn . . . Thu, 11 Dec 2008 13:39:32 EST Wednesday, 12/10/08 Daily Check in How's the weight loss efforts going? <BR> <BR> I'm finding it hard to go into stores and not grab a bag of holiday candy. Trying hard to stay the course. <BR> <BR> Because the procedure was canceled, I offered to go in today and tomorrow to give the person covering me a break. another long day. . . . Wed, 10 Dec 2008 09:42:31 EST Winter ABC Game Another fun game I borrowed from another team . . . <BR> <BR> In honor of the changing seasons, let's start an ABC game for Winter items. Anything that reminds you of Winter. I'll start with the letter A and we will go through the alphabet naming Winter items. <BR> <BR> A <BR> Apple Cider Tue, 9 Dec 2008 14:19:00 EST Chester County Team Daily Check IN 12/9 Happy Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I am sorry I really wasn't around yesterday. I had off from work and enjoyed my Sunday/Monday "weekend" (aka 2 days off in a row with no work at either job.) I hung out with dh and put up the holiday decorations! <BR> <BR> How are you doing? Need help or need to celebrate? Tue, 9 Dec 2008 08:42:57 EST Inspirations Don't Quit <BR> <BR> When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, <BR> And you feel like the biggest failure in town. <BR> When you want to give up just because you gave in, <BR> and forget all about being healthy and thin. <BR> So What! You went over your points a bit, <BR> It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit! <BR> It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change. <BR> It's learning the skills to get back in your range. <BR> It's telling yourself, "You've ... Sat, 6 Dec 2008 16:12:41 EST Fun Holiday Activites around Chester County Hi everyone! Let's post any fun holiday things happening around the county. <BR> <BR> Phoenixville had their parade last night, but has their Firebird Festival coming up. I'll get the info to you. The Colonial Theater always has a lot of fun stuff to do too. Sat, 6 Dec 2008 09:13:11 EST Something Fun . . . I borrowed this from a thread on one of the other teams (SP's Social Team for Team Leaders and CT Members). I hope you guys like it as much as we do. <BR> <BR> Type out the sentence you end up with... <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> January: I kicked <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I karate chopped <BR> April: I licked <BR> May: I jumped on <BR> June: I smelled <BR> July: I did the Macarena With <BR> August: I had lunch with <BR> September: I danced with <BR> October: I sang... Sat, 6 Dec 2008 09:04:09 EST December 5th and 6th Weekend Check in Hey gang. <BR> <BR> Doing anything fun this weekend? <BR> <BR> My dh and I went out to eat last night. I forgot it was first Friday in Phoenixville last night and they had their Holiday parade. It was cute. <BR> <BR> I'm working today, but hope to get some decorations up and cards written. Maybe a workout. I've been struggling with that. Sat, 6 Dec 2008 08:59:55 EST TGIF Daily check in 12/5 TGIF!!! Any big plans this weekend? What's going on in your world? <BR> <BR> I'm so tired. Tomorrow I have to work, and sometime this weekend, I plan on getting some decorations up and maybe so shopping done Fri, 5 Dec 2008 09:19:16 EST Thuyrsday 12/3 check in Hi gang. Sorry this is so late. Please feel free to start this thread if I haven't done it already. I was so busy at work (at the full time job) this morning that I barley had a chance to glance at my emails. <BR> <BR> I usually go to ww on Sunday or Monday, but I didn't make it until yesterday and I gained 3 pounds. <em>39</em> too much eating at night. I have to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I am so glad tomorrow is Friday. I have 2 work Sat, but no night job and I can relax tomorro... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 18:25:21 EST Christmas Challenge and Party OK Ladies there is definitely something in the Chester County water! I've been reading about how some of you are having a hard time and I too am having a rough time staying on track. <BR> <BR> I have a proposal - how about we have a fun, short Chester County Christmas challenge with a REWARD! Nothing like a prize to get people motivated and back on track. <BR> <BR> The challenge is to see who gets the most spark points from tomorrow until 12/17. The reward is a Christmas Party (we all get... Wed, 3 Dec 2008 21:12:32 EST Wed. 12/3 check in Hi Everyone! How are you? Need help or support? <BR> <BR> Busy day here . . . work both jobs, trying to reschedule this procedure thing, trying to fit in a ww meeting. <BR> <BR> How are things in your part of the county? Wed, 3 Dec 2008 11:08:21 EST Tuesday 12/2 check in Hi Everyone! How are you? Need help or support? <BR> <BR> I am so exhausted and I am fighting a headache. I will try to be good with my eating, but I know I am not working out today. I have both jobs today, which means I won't be home until 10 tonight. <BR> <BR> How are things in your part of the county? Tue, 2 Dec 2008 08:43:11 EST Dec. 1 Daily Check IN Good morning! How was your weekend? Need help or need to celebrate? Mon, 1 Dec 2008 08:28:06 EST Last weekend in November check in Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to get those last walks in for the month. It's almost time to see who won our team goals. <BR> <BR> How is your weekend going? Sat, 29 Nov 2008 08:57:52 EST Happy Black Friday Check in Hope all is well. How did your Thanksgiving go? Are you going shopping today? How are things in your world? <BR> <BR> I did pretty good eating yesterday. I didn't really track, but I tried not to go overboard. Fri, 28 Nov 2008 04:02:50 EST GOBBLE GOBBLE! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to the Chester County team. How are you today? What are your plans? need help? <BR> <BR> Hope your day is safe and great! Thu, 27 Nov 2008 10:08:36 EST Day before Turkey Day08 in Chester County Good Morning! So, is anyone traveling? What are your plans? <BR> <BR> I am going to my parents in NJ. Then I have off for 3 days. Whooo hooo. <BR> <BR> I am so tired, I need the days off. I haven't eaten so good yesterday and today so far. (It's not even 9 am. I have to start over, I guess.) <BR> <BR> So, what's going on with you all? Wed, 26 Nov 2008 08:38:12 EST Tuesday 11/25 check in How is everyone doing? the count down to Turkey day is on! How is your day going? need help or to celebrate? Tue, 25 Nov 2008 08:42:08 EST Chester County Cold Monday 11/24 check in Ok, what happened to the weekend? It has come and gone! Good news is: it's a short week. <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? Any struggles or celebrations? <BR> <BR> Although it's Monday, I'm looking forward to having 4 days off in a row! I never have 2 days off in a row, so 4 is a luxury!!! Only 3 more days! <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 08:47:59 EST Chester county Weekend check in 11/22-11/23 The weekend is finally here. Many of us thought it would never come! How are you all doing? Any struggles or celebrations? <BR> <BR> Although I have to work at the library today, I am so glad not to have to be at my full time job for 2 days. <BR> <BR> Sat, 22 Nov 2008 08:56:42 EST Friday, 11/21 daily check in TGIF!!!!! How is the snow in your neck of the woods. Any struggles or celebrations? <BR> <BR> Although I have to work at the library tomorrow, I am so glad not to have to be at my full time job for 2 days. (see yesterday's post for my frustrations!) <BR> <BR> How do you all handle late night eating? It's been my downfall this week. Falling back into old habits of eating when I am stressed and/or tired. Fri, 21 Nov 2008 08:46:16 EST Thursday's check in for Chester County Team Happy Thursday team. <BR> <BR> How are you today? How is your day going? How can we help? <BR> <BR> Let's keep the Thanksgiving plans rolling in. <BR> <BR> Makes sure you stop by INKYINPA'S page to congratulate her on 100 pounds down. That's huge! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 20 Nov 2008 08:52:54 EST 11/19/08- Wednesday daily check in Hi team. <BR> <BR> How are you today? It's hump day . . . . it seems like everyone is having a long week. How can we help? <BR> <BR> How are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? Can you believe it a little over a week away? Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:39:54 EST Tuesday 11/18/08 daily check in Hi gang! How is everyone today? Need to celebrate or need help? <BR> <BR> I'm hanging in . . did well all day yesterday until I got home and ate when I wasn't hungry. Had those pretzel flip crackers and cheese and a 2point ice cream cone from ww and soda. *sigh* today is a new day. and I'll go right to bed tonight! Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:57:55 EST Monday 11/17/08 Check in . . . Hi Gang! <BR> <BR> What are your plans? Any celebrations or struggles? <BR> <BR> I am sooooo tired. I spent yesterday doing errands, cleaning the house and doing the wash. I got a lot done, but I am exhausted. I really need a vacation! <BR> <BR> How are you doing? Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:42:26 EST workout music Whoo hoho, I think I got my ipod working! what are some of your favorite songs to walk/run/workout to? Sat, 15 Nov 2008 20:21:18 EST Weekend check in What are your plans? Any celebrations or struggles? <BR> <BR> I don't know what the deal was last night. Part of my route home from ardmore has me taking 23 from KoP through the park to get to Phoenixville. Last night, it took me about an hour and a half to get home b/c of traffic through the park. urggg. <BR> <BR> Other than that, I had a relaxing night. I didn't have my 2nd job and I went out to dinner with dh. Finally got a ipod from the mac store. I have to play with it this weeken... Sat, 15 Nov 2008 08:44:37 EST TGIF in Chester County! Thank goodness. I have no 2nd job tonight. I hope to go do some of my outside errands tonight with my dh and spend quality time with him. <BR> <BR> What are your plans? Any celebrations or struggles? <BR> <BR> Anyone have any good suggestions for breakfast on the run? I didn't feel like cereal and stopped at WaWa which is a weakness of mine b/c I usually get the worst things. I did ok . . . grabbed a blueberry muffin. Fri, 14 Nov 2008 08:48:46 EST Thursday roll call . . . How is everyone? Stop by and say hi and let us know you are okay. <BR> <BR> I've been so busy with my jobs, but I'm doing good. Your turn! Thu, 13 Nov 2008 08:53:13 EST BRAIN GAMES! Hi everyone. If you haven't noticed when you go to your MyPoints page, Spark has added Brain Games. Just when you thought Sparkpeople couldn't get any more addictive! <BR> <BR> From Coach Nicole: <BR> <BR> "Physical exercise, good nutrition, social connection, and mental stimulation all help ensure that your brain remains sharp and agile, no matter what your age. We've partnered with Happy Neuron to bring you 5 interactive games that you can play here at SparkPeople to help keep your mind... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 08:51:43 EST Chester County Veterans Day Check-in 11/11 Happy Veterans Day. Thank you to all who have and continue to serve our country in the military!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> How are you today? need help or need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I am sleepy, but I brought lots of healthy food for lunch and dinner, along with snacks for today. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 11 Nov 2008 08:50:13 EST Chester county Check in 11/10 It's Monday!! How is everyone? Need Help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I'm hanging in. I am down 4.2 pounds! Back to work . . . Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:16:02 EST Weekend check in for Nov. 7th and Nov. 8th It's the weekend!! How is everyone? Need Help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I'm hanging in. Busy working. Sat, 8 Nov 2008 08:33:00 EST TGIF Check in 11/7 hAPPY FRIDAY!! How is everyone? Need Help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I am going to have another super long day, I think. I know I made a mistake on that report yesterday and I'll get a lot of grief for not fixing that date. It'll be a day of keeping my emotions in check and not eating b/c of them. I didn't do to well last night towards the end of my shift at the library. I was so stressed, I went to the bookstore and bought candy, which I ate. I don't feel good about it. <BR> <BR> Okay,... Fri, 7 Nov 2008 08:29:34 EST Daily check in 11/6 How is everyone? Need Help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I am going to have a super long day. Of course I have both jobs today, which means I get home at 10 tonight. I also have a super big project for my full time job and one of the computer jobs isn't working. I'm hoping I won't eat out of stress! Thu, 6 Nov 2008 09:01:24 EST Wed. Check in . . . Good morning all! <BR> <BR> Now that the elections are over, our mailboxes will be less full with mailers and our voicemails will have less messages from campaigners. Just a few days of tv coverage that is all elections, then we'll be "back to normal" <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? I am still struggling with the eating and not working out. Trying to do well today. <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Nov 2008 08:32:31 EST Voting day check in! <BR> How was your morning? Did you vote? <BR> <BR> How are you doing with your weight loss? Do you need help? Do you need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I went to the polls at 6:45 AM and I left at 7:50. We had problems with the machines . . . they were telling people not to vote straight for one party, to color each candidate. Oh well! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day and go vote! Tue, 4 Nov 2008 12:25:17 EST Chester County roll call for Monday, 11/3 Happy November! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? Do you need help? Do you need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I went to Weight Watchers yesterday. I was up 1.8 pounds. urg. I have to update my tracker at my other job. I'm so frustrated. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day! Mon, 3 Nov 2008 08:47:44 EST November Challenges Hi gang. <BR> <BR> I heard from quite a few members about their goals this month. The top ones were moving to lose the weight and getting more sleep. There was also notes about finding a buddy. <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE #1 - GETTING MORE EXERCISE <BR> For many, squeezing in a working out, exercise, moving extra (whatever you want to call it) is hard. This month's challenge is to MOVE, MOVE, MOVE!!!!!!! Let's work on 600 fitness minutes a month! If we all do that, as a team, we will have moved/... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 10:33:51 EST Happy Halloween Happy Halloween! <BR> <BR> How will you be celebrating the holiday? <BR> <BR> How do you handle the candy? Do you give it out? This year, I will be home, so I will be giving it out. I bought candy I don't like, so I won't be tempted to eat it. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day! Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:54:05 EST Phabulous Phursday in Philly WAY TO GO PHILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Anyone going to the parade? <BR> <BR> Please check in . . . let us know how you are doing.How are things in your part of the county? <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 09:08:50 EST Roll call for Wednesday 10/29 Please check in . . . let us know how you are doing.How are things in your part of the county? <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's go Phils!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:57:49 EST Raing Day Check in For chester County 10/28 How about this rain and the world series, huh? not easy for us! <BR> <BR> How are things in your part of the county? <BR> <BR> Here, it's busy, but I guess that's good. I'm tired and didn't do well with my dinner last night. One of the folks I work with at my part time job ate before I did last night and had fish. It STUNK and I lost my appetite. the smell lasted all night. I wound up eating Mike and Ikes. Urgh - not a good choice. Now I know when I work with this lady, to ask and eat f... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:10:22 EST Chester County Monday 10/27 Roll Call <BR> Need help? Need to celebrate? What's new and exciting? <BR> <BR> boy, it's been quiet around here. Everyone must be as busy as I am. I'm sorry the check in is so late. <BR> <BR> I'm working both jobs tonight and I am going home to watch the Phillies Game. GO PHILLS! <BR> <BR> Where is everyone? Let's check in! <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:50:35 EST Chester County Daily Check in It's the weekend!!!!!!!!!! I hope the rain today doesn't spoil the Phillies Game. <BR> <BR> Need help? Need to celebrate? What's new and exciting? Sat, 25 Oct 2008 09:03:49 EST Chester County Check in Friday 10/24 Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!! I am not as tired as yesterday. I didn't stay up as late to watch the Phils game. They frustrated me too much! <BR> <BR> Need help? Need to celebrate? What's new and exciting? <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:50:18 EST Chester County Chatter Thursday 10/23 Happy Thursday. It's almost Friday, thank goodness!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully, you are not as tired as I am. I was home at 10 from my 2nd job and stayed up to watch most of the Phils game. I need to get more sleep! <BR> <BR> Need help? Need to celebrate? What's new and exciting? <BR> <BR> I haven't been doing too well eating. I need to go food shopping. Not hitting the mark on fruits and veggies. I hope to bring in more fruits to help when I am hungry at work. But I am hoping I maintain next w... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 09:05:29 EST Late Chester County check in for Wed. 10/22 Sorry this is so late. How was everyone's day? <BR> <BR> My day was busier at the new job. Starting to pick up a few new responsibilities. Not doing so well with my eating. I really need to go food shopping, but I wont' be able to go until Friday night. <BR> <BR> At my 2nd job now. <BR> <BR> What's going on with you all? Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:29:51 EST Chester County check in Tuesday, 10/21 Happy Tuesday. How is your day going? Need help? Need to celebrate? What's new and exciting? <BR> <BR> Had fun at my niece's 2nd birthday party. Ate the pizza, but only 2 slices and only a little of the cake. <BR> <BR> I am still tired. <BR> <BR> How are things in your world? Tue, 21 Oct 2008 08:57:12 EST Chester County check in monday, 10/20 Happy Monday. Hopefully, you are not as tired as I am. How was your weekend? Need help? Need to celebrate? What's new and exciting? <BR> <BR> I went to ww yesterday morning before the wedding I went to . . . only down .4 pounds. I know my mistakes . . .I didn't track as much and snacked on the wrong things. Still trying to get this new job and more hour routine down. <BR> <BR> Tonight, I am going back down to NJ after work tonight for my niece's 2nd birthday. Never a dull moment! <BR> <B... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:09:28 EST Chester County Weekend Check in for 10/18 & 10/19 How is your weekend going? Need help? Need to celebrate? What's new and exciting? <BR> <BR> My first full week at the new job down. I feel like a fish out of water. Although I did bring in healthy lunch and dinner meals with me, there were a couple of times I snacked on unhealthy things. I need to buy a pair of sneaks just for my desk and take a quick walk around the neighborhood where my office is instead of driving to wawa. <BR> <BR> This weekend is a busy one for me. I am only working... Sat, 18 Oct 2008 08:56:53 EST Chester County Friday Chatter TGIF! Happy Friday. What's new and exciting? How is your day going? Need help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I just need to get through the work day. I get the whole evening to catch up on housework. Fri, 17 Oct 2008 08:37:34 EST Chester County Thursday Chatter Hi team. <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PHILLIES!!!! WE'RE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday. What's new and exciting? How is your day going? Need help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I can not wait til Friday. Nothing new to report here . . . Thu, 16 Oct 2008 08:41:43 EST Chester County Chatter for Wednesday Hi team. <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday. How is your day going? Need help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I am still sooooooo tired. Nothing new to report here . . . Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:51:11 EST chester county tuesday check in Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday. How is your day going? Need help with anything? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I am tired. I am still trying to figure out a new routine at the new job and trying to get from Ardmore to Malvern without sitting in traffic. <BR> <BR> Nothing new to report here . . . <BR> <BR> How are things in your part of Chester County? Tue, 14 Oct 2008 13:14:16 EST Chester County Monday Check in Hi everyone. <BR> How are things? Need help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I went to ww yesterday b/c I am starting my marathon month. I am working extra hours at the library. I normally work 8:30-4:30 at my new full time job and 2 nights a week from 5-9:30 and Saturdays all day for my part time job. My new job has me working 4 nights a week, plus Saturdays, along with the full time job. <BR> <BR> I am already tired. I just asked my dh for help yesterday b/c my house is a mess and I know... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 05:36:20 EST Chester County Check in for Sat. 10/11 Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> How are things? Need help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I am swamped!!!!!!!!! New job and old part time job are keeping me jumping. Trying to figure out a new route and new schedule. <BR> <BR> How are things in your world? Sat, 11 Oct 2008 14:25:21 EST chester county check in for Thursday 10/9 How are things going with everyone? Need help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> 2nd day at new job . . . still nervous . . . Thu, 9 Oct 2008 08:32:38 EST chester county check in Wed 9/8 How are things going with everyone? Need help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Today was my 1st day for my new job. I was on information overload. Between going downtown to the corporate headquarters for hr stuff and going back to ardmore for my job and learning names, job responsibilities, and such it's been a whirlwind day. I'm still a bit nervous about the job . . . hoping I made the right decision, nervous about the excel work. I know excel, but I hope I can do the more detailed work. My ne... Wed, 8 Oct 2008 18:15:02 EST Chester county daily check in 10/7 How are things going with everyone? Need help? Need to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been MIA gang. Busy weekend, busy week. Today is my last day at my current full time job and tomorrow is my 1st day for my new job. I expect to check in during the evenings. <BR> <BR> I went to my 1st weigh in last night at weight watchers - DOWN 5.8 POUNDS!! I was shocked b/c I didn't do well, I thought, with tracking my food and eating the right stuff. But I guess I did well with portion control, I at... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 08:44:45 EST Chester County Get together. I was just thinking that it would be nice to meet some of you in person. Has anybody ever tried to set up a Chester County Get together in here before? We could meet at a restaurant, a park (have a picnic or go for a walk), a mall, bowling, whatever. What do you all think? Any ideas of what you'd like to do? When would be good to meet? <BR> <BR> I extend an open invitation to anybody who would like to come workout with me at the Brandywine Valley YMCA (in Coatesville near the Brandywine Hosp... Sun, 5 Oct 2008 22:39:19 EST Did You Know That .. . Sorry if this is a cross post, but I saw this thread is on another of my teams boards...great I start...then you <BR> <BR> DYK That I love this team <BR> DYK That I am(was)a mummer <BR> DYK That I love to read <BR> DYK That I was a girl scout for 12 years <BR> DYK That I earned the Girl Scout Gold Award (like Boy Scout Eagle award) <BR> DYK That I have 21 cousins on one side of my family <BR> DYK That I was a teacher <BR> DYK That my first job was at Burger King <BR> DYK Tha... Fri, 3 Oct 2008 12:15:39 EST Chester County's Friday Check in Hi gang. Happy Friday. How's your day going? any challenges or celebrations? <BR> <BR> Off to a good start . . .did my 1 mile walk away the pounds tape and I'm off to get ready for work. <BR> <BR> <BR> Your turn! Fri, 3 Oct 2008 07:34:13 EST Chester County Check in Hi gang. Sorry I haven't posted yet today . .. busy. How's your day going? any challenges or celebrations? <BR> <BR> I had a doctor's appointment this morning. Wouldn't you know, I was diagnosed 3 months with moderate to severe allergies . . . anyhow, the doc also told me I have deviated septum. Apparently, it's really affecting my breathing and he wants me to have an operation to get it fixed. fun, fun. Not sure when I am going to do it. I start my new job soon. The new job wants me to ... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 15:17:48 EST new 24/7 gym in Phoenixville Hi gang. <BR> <BR> DH and I are still considering the Y, but are trying to get our budget back on track. But there's a new gym in Phoenixville called snap 24/7. For those who have crazy schedules like me! <BR> <BR> It's next to the new "diner" in phoenixville. I love it b/c I can get chicken and veggies and stuff and not have to cook and clean. (you all know how crazy my schedule is with the 2 jobs) It's called the Phoenix diner. <BR> <BR> Have a good one guys. Wed, 1 Oct 2008 14:37:27 EST October challenge Okay, it's suggested we walk 10,000 steps a day. <BR> <BR> Sign up here if you are interested! Track your progress here and we will update once a week, on Saturday, what our total steps for the week has been for the week. <BR> <BR> (If you want to substitute other forms of work outs, feel free . . .Just move to lose!!) <BR> The person with the most steps will receive a prize! Wed, 1 Oct 2008 10:26:12 EST Daily check in 9/30 It's the last day of September. Make sure you update your challenge amounts in that thread. Also, update your team goals. . . awards will be given to the top winners. <BR> <BR> What are your goals today? Need help with anything? Anything positive to share? <BR> <BR> I went to weight watchers last night. My goals today are to track my points and drink my water. Baby steps. Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:45:31 EST Chester County Check in monday, 9/29 Please stop in and say hi. <BR> <BR> How's everyone today? How is your weight loss going? Do you need help? Do you have a success to celebrate? Share it with us!! <BR> <BR> I had a busy weekend. I worked Sat. then went to friends' house for a home warming party. Sunday, we went to my parent's in NJ to celelbrate dad's birthday a day early. Tried to do some housecleaning last night, but didn't get much done. Back to the grind today. Mon, 29 Sep 2008 08:26:01 EST Going on this weekend! Hello, I am new to the team. I am 22 and living in Exton. I am going to assume everyone is local - so I wanted to let you know about something going on this weekend. <BR> <BR> On Sunday in Kerr Park (Downingtown) they are having Karma Fest. I have never been, but it sounds pretty cool. They will be having yoga in the park (something I want to try) and a bunch of other stuff. The best part - free admission! I found out about this from a woman at Curves. Sounds like a good time... let's hope ... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:03:00 EST Chester County Check in Friday 9/26 Please stop in and say hi. <BR> <BR> How's everyone today? How is your weight loss going? Do you need help? Do you have a success to celebrate? Share it with us!! <BR> <BR> Just been busy with work and trying to feel better. I'll fill you all in later. Fri, 26 Sep 2008 08:01:40 EST Chester County Daily check in 9/25 Please stop in and say hi. <BR> <BR> How's everyone today? How is your weight loss going? Do you need help? Do you have a success to celebrate? Share it with us!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:03:17 EST Chester County Team's check in Wed 9/24 Please stop in and say hi. <BR> <BR> How's everyone today? How is your weight loss going? Do you need help? Do you have a success to celebrate? Share it with us!! <BR> <BR> My allergies are still giving me a hard time. The throat is still sore, but the meds are helping. (And the meds are still messing with my stomach.) <BR> <BR> But, enough of my whines. How are all of you? <BR> <BR> I did have a huge shock at my weight. I gained. What a huge wake up call to see that weight!!!!! Exa... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 08:43:26 EST Tuesday 9/23 check in Please stop in and say hi. <BR> <BR> How's everyone today? How is your weight loss going? Do you need help? Do you have a success to celebrate? Share it with us!! <BR> <BR> I've been feeling so ucky. I'm stuffed up with a sore throat and my stomach feels like I ate glass. I went to the doc yesterday and got meds. I think the stomach is b/c of the meds. *sigh* <BR> <BR> I did have a huge shock at my weight. I gained. What a huge wake up call to see that weight!!!!! Exactly what I needed ... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 08:13:13 EST Chester County's Check in (Monday, 9/22) Happy 1st day of fall. Please stop in and say hi. <BR> <BR> How's everyone today? How is your weight loss going? Do you need help? Do you have a success to celebrate? Share it with us!! Mon, 22 Sep 2008 08:08:24 EST