SparkPeople Anne Arundel County Sparkers Team Messageboard Do you live or work in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (MD)? Join us for discussions, community events and support. We welcome you! SparkPeople Anne Arundel County Sparkers Team Messageboard Free Tai Chi Classes this month (Jan 2018) FREE Tai Chi for Health &amp; Wellness Classes in January ("Tea &amp; Tai Chi") <BR> (Arnold, Pasadena, and Severna Park) <BR> <BR> Get a free introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong, learn some basic movements, ask questions, and enjoy a cup of premium tea. The class is taught by experienced instructor, Shifu Billy Greer, owner of Jing Ying Institute. He teaches throughout Anne Arundel County and trains with top tai chi masters from around the world. <BR> <BR> Learn how tai chi, a low-impact mi... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 14:36:50 EST Tai Chi session starting tonight in Pasadena, MD A new 10-week session of tai chi classes starts tonight at Mountain Yoga Studio (5:30-6:30pm)! If you can’t make it tonight, you can join in at any time during the session. New students can also try out a class for a drop-in fee of $10. <BR> <BR> Practicing tai chi improves: immune system function, blood pressure, blood sugar, mood, arthritis pain, balance, bone density, strength. flexibility, and more. <BR> <BR> Wear loose, comfortable clothing that won't restrict your movement. The class... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:07:53 EST Anybody belong to Big Vanilla? Does anyone here belong to Big Vanilla? If so, would you be interested in swimming/working out with a buddy? <BR> <BR> Sally Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:08:40 EST butterfly challenge im starting a challenge on 9-15-2014 thru 7-15-15 to see who can lose the most weight and have the biggest transformation while help motivating one another please join me ! Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:19:22 EST Free Tai Chi Class in Pasadena, MD, this Friday Get a free introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong, learn some basic movements, ask questions, and enjoy a cup of premium tea. The class is taught by experienced instructor, Shifu Billy Greer, who teaches tai chi/qigong throughout Anne Arundel County and trains with top tai chi masters from around the world. <BR> <BR> Practicing tai chi improves: immune system function, blood pressure, blood sugar, mood, arthritis pain, balance, bone density, strength. flexibility, and more. <BR> <BR> Wear loose... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 23:16:12 EST Hello from Severn Hello: <BR> My name is Julie. I live in Severn and I have been a member here off and on for some time. I am just starting getting back into the swing of working out. I am looking forward to the motivation from other members of this group. Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:54:34 EST Peace Games Learn to play a series of non-strenuous, light-contact games based on meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi and Bagua. The games will make you feel calm, focused and full of positive energy. <BR> <BR> All ages and fitness levels. Teens, children, parents, grandparents. <BR> <BR> FREE. <BR> <BR> Location: <BR> Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi <BR> 1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd #6 <BR> Arnold MD 21012 <BR> 410-431-5200 <BR> <BR> <BR> While registration is not required... Tue, 28 May 2013 12:21:51 EST Self Defense Workshop for College Students, 7/25 <BR> When you go away to college, you face many new challenges - including new dangers. Every year on US campuses, there are assaults, sex offenses, burglaries, and murders. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to reduce the risks you face. Learn how to avoid trouble - avoidance is the ultimate form of personal protection. When trouble catches up with you despite your best efforts, you’ll want to know how to minimize your risk and escape quickly. If all else fails, you may be for... Tue, 28 May 2013 12:19:11 EST Self Defense Session for Women & Teen Girls This is the perfect workshop for women and teens interested in learning important skills for protecting themselves. <BR> <BR> For effective self-defense, you need much more than fighting skills. You need a personal protection plan that will help you avoid trouble, easily escape a bad situation, or, if all else fails, fight back effectively. <BR> <BR> Billy and Nancy Greer, owners of the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, will help you develop your personal protection plan by discus... Sun, 12 May 2013 19:24:44 EST Cold/allergies I've been experiencing a sore throat, stuffy nose, and general fatigue for about 3 days. I am not sure if it's a cold or just allergies, but the last thing I want to do is exercise. <BR> <BR> Also, it's been really hard to resist eating comfort foods, especially since I've been "resting" (lying around) and I feel like I'm on a slippery slope. Any advice? Anyone else feeling sluggish because of allergies or weird weather changes? Mon, 6 May 2013 20:21:48 EST Greetings My name is Cheryl. I am originally from AA county but moved enlisted after I graduate from high school. I am no longer in the military. Well now I'm back. I am married with no human children. I have a dog that I consider my child and she is a spoiled one. <BR> <BR> I did the questionnaire as a way to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Birth Month & Day: Dec. 29 <BR> <BR> Children(grandchildren?) and Ages: 1 dog and she is 7 <BR> <BR> Original Home State: Maryland <BR> <BR> Hobb... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 07:21:18 EST Walking/running club I just saw the announcement on our team page from about a year ago for the walking club at AACC. Is this still going on? I would love if I could meet up with others to get in my fitness minutes! Sun, 7 Apr 2013 08:04:18 EST Weekend Break! Seems i took an Easter Break with so much going on this weekend! <BR> Back on track today...will check scale tomorrow:) Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:44:03 EST April Plans including Showers to bring May Flowers Increase the amount of exercise and get outside to enjoy the weather! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 11:08:48 EST Share your Holiday Meal Plans I am going to smoke a ham in the smoker and make Maryland crab soup. I have no idea what additional sides my Wife is making. Whatever she makes will be good! Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:46:36 EST Snow! Just wondering how everyone is handling the snow? Is it making you crawl under the covers and eat comfort food? Is it forcing you to find creative ways to work out indoors? I was feeling unusually motivated and was able to lift some weights at home as well as burn some calories by deep cleaning my kitchen. <BR> <BR> Stay warm! Hopefully we can chat about OUTDOOR workouts soon! : ) Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:10:43 EST Week of 3/3 to 3/9 Fitness Minute Leaders! I have to say....GREAT Job! Marty! Your are kicking it into high gear! <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> 1) 4_MY_LIFE 966 <BR> 2) WATCHINW8 864 <BR> 3) WEBEWALKIN3 693 <BR> 4) MARTY728 540 <BR> 5) CELESTE_B 503 Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:17:31 EST Happening this weekend 3/9 and 3/10 in Annapolis You can tell it's spring! Or at least nearing spring because there's a few things to do in Annapolis. <BR> <BR> Community Yard Sale <BR> Saturday, March 9th, 8:00am – 1:00pm <BR> <BR> In the Whole Foods Market Annapolis Café <BR> <BR> Have a blast at this community yard sale perusing hundreds of items donated by Whole Foods Market team members for amazing prices! Store fixtures will also be available for purchase at the yard sale. 100% of proceeds support the nonprofit Whole Planet Foun... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 07:39:58 EST It is March - Will you be a Lion or a Lamb? Post whether you will be a Lion (go after your goal aggressively) or a Lamb (meekly take whatever comes your way)? Fri, 1 Mar 2013 15:04:00 EST Helloooooooo Anyone there...... <BR> Heading for Wegmans, my new addiction!!! Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:20:33 EST Free Workshops to Celebrate the Lunar New Year The Lunar New Year starts this Sunday, February 10, and lasts for 15 days. Each year my family’s martial arts school, Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi (located in Arnold, MD), celebrates the Lunar New Year (aka Chinese New Year) by hosting a variety of free and low-cost workshops. They are open to the general public and do not require any previous experience. <BR> <BR> Event registration is online or call 410-431-5200. <BR> <BR> • Tuesday, 2/12 (7-8pm): Feng Shui: 1... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 23:37:29 EST What are your Valentine's Day Plans? Please share your Valentine's Day Plans. <BR> <BR> I plan on taking my Wife to a restaurant that has a Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad that I enjoy. Locally one of my favorite Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salads is at the Double-T Diner. Panera Bread is OK, however on I rate Double-T Diner higher. I also like the Broadneck Grill and may go there. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 11:44:01 EST February Chat Can you believe it's already the 3 day of Feb? <BR> <BR> Are you enjoying the snow? My husband and I are taking a class at a church in Bowie and we were driving down Belair Drive and we noticed Tulips popping up out of the ground. They were a couple inches out of the ground...Good sign. And the groundhog didn't see his shadow and I noticed a little sheddage on the horses yesterday!!!! <BR> <BR> Come on Spring!!!! Sun, 3 Feb 2013 05:29:43 EST Sorry I was a little MIA Last week was a CRAZY week! I got my workouts in like I'm supposed to....I got in some Zumba and my weight workouts, which I posted about on my blog. <BR> <BR> My husband and I have been taking Financial Peace University at a church in Bowie. This is our second time around and this time my husband is actually going to classes with me. Last time he couldn't and it's really fin to watch him understand how and why I don't like debt. But we've had homework....and working together has sort of... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:08:46 EST What did you do this weekend? So, it was a beautiful weekend! The sun was shining both Saturday and Sunday and the temps were awesome! Today, was near 60. <BR> <BR> Did you get in some out door fitness? What did you do? Did you do something fun? <BR> <BR> I got in the horse expo and got in almost all of my 10K steps...almost. <BR> <BR> Today, I got in a fantastic ride with Poppy. I blogged about it. I'm still pretty excited. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:47:34 EST Baltimore Job Fair - January 23 - FREE ADMISSION Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport Hotel <BR> 7032 Elm Rd., Baltimore, MD, 21240 <BR> <BR> Good Luck to those who are going!!!! <BR> <em>220</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:33:43 EST Horse World Expo Started this past Thursday! Is anyone else going to the Horse Expo this weekend? Has anyone been there yet? <BR> <BR> My husband and I are going today after our Financial Peach Class this morning! We have our list of Seminars we want to check out and items we want to buy. I'm really looking forward to going. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:22:52 EST Polar Bear Plung Jan 26 Is anyone doing or going to the Polar Bear Plung? Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:20:13 EST Wahoo! Our top 5 Fitness Minutes for January I wanted to do something New and recognize are hard working group members for moving. Love it. Look, I'm only 3rd...I better get moving! <BR> <BR> 1) 4_MY_LIFE 1,806 <BR> 2) WEBEWALKIN3 1,543 <BR> 3) CELESTE_B 1,467 <BR> 4) WATCHINW8 1,080 <BR> 5) KESHIAG 651 <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:09:31 EST January Chat Hey - how is everyone on this dreary Monday morning? <BR> <BR> If you want a local, fun, and energizing day of watching the cutest kids (5 - 12) play basketball, you can stop by Severn Christian Church on Saturdays from 9 - 2 for UPWARD basketball. I'll be working in the concession stand! Stop in and say hi. We are at 8132 New Cut Road in Severn (right past Papa John's Barn another 1/2 mile on the right) <em>299</em> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:39:17 EST Lots of Events at Jug's Bay Today (in Lothian) <BR> Winter Hike (River Farm) at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - this is from 10-1 today. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> At 1 they have the relay for life kick off <BR> <BR> Then between 1 and 2:30, they have Children’s Discovery Series: Winter Wonderland at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:15:24 EST New Years Eve in Annapolis <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Events start as early as 2:45 this afternoon! The link below gives other links to what's happening and where at what time! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a fantastic New Years Celebration! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:35:18 EST How was your holiday? I just wanted to see how everyone's holiday was....anything special...any one special happen? <BR> <BR> Christmas is generally very laid back. My company closed last Friday afternoon. We don't officially re-open till Wednesday the 2nd, but I've been checking email...and I went in yesterday to get the mail and process web orders and we'll see how the rest of the week goes. <BR> <BR> Christmas Eve, one of the girls I board with and I went for a fantastic horse back ride in the park next to ... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:24:02 EST Who else Lost Power? Last night I was baking my homemade gifts (we stopped the purchase of stuff last year) and the lights flickered. I had just pulled out a batch of bread loafs...and I had them on the stove to cool. I was washing dishes and the lights flickered again. <BR> <BR> My husband says...Wow...that was some light show. I'm thinking he's talking about the lights flickering. We never really lose power here...we're on the same grid as the high school and we all know that Annapolis Sr. High is used as ... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:49:18 EST What did you do for fitness minutes today! What did you do for fitness minutes? Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:38:23 EST Favorite way to get in your fitness minutes? Looking for ideas.... <BR> <BR> What is everyone's favorite way to get in their fitness minutes? <BR> <BR> I personally love workout videos and do them in the morning before work because...if I do it later, or say I will...I won't. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:29:41 EST December Chatter - Stop-by and Chat I am starting this a day early. Tomorrow is December 1st and I have not purchased one holiday gift yet. I think I know what I am getting for my friends and relatives, but have not gotten anything yet. Sunday I start training for the Valentine's Day 5K at Kinder Park in Severna Park. I have promised that I would wear a kilt (over my sweatpants) when I do the 5K. <BR> <BR> More later, Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:34:46 EST where is Everyone So, I've been in this group a while and the only person I talk to really is Marty. <BR> <BR> Does anyone live in or near Annapolis? Thu, 8 Nov 2012 14:57:37 EST November Post Emoticons Showing How You Feel! Post Your daily emoticons (Show how you feel today) Mon, 5 Nov 2012 16:19:15 EST Tai Chi Workshops in Arnold, MD This Sunday, April 22, 2012 <BR> <BR> 2-3pm TAI CHI PEACE GAMES: <BR> <BR> Learn to play a series of nine non-strenuous, light contact games based on Taoist & Zen meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi & Bagua. The games will make you feel calm, focused & full of positive energy. They are great for encouraging conflict resolution & creative teamwork. You can use them in the workplace, school or home for changing stress into flowing, glowing energy. All ages welcome. No tai chi experience needed. <BR... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 22:10:56 EST Gyms in Arnold/Severna Park area Hello all! I live in Arnold, and currently go to Big Vanilla, but have been thinking about switching to Sport Fit in Severna Park. Does anyone on the team have any feedback about either one? Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:09:01 EST New to SparkPeople, Odenton, and the general area! Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Melody. I recently moved to Odenton with my husband and kids. I have not lived in the Maryland area before, so I don't really know anyone local. Meeting a few folks that have the same goals and challenges to keep motivation levels up would be peachy! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Melody Sat, 7 Jan 2012 12:36:07 EST Crofton Sparker! Hi all! I'm not exactly a new Sparker, but trying to recommit to this journey. I live in Crofton and I'm a member of LA Fitness. If there's anyone else in the area that's looking for a work-out buddy, I could be it. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:27:21 EST Looking for workout buddy - Big Vanilla Pasadena Good morning, Sparkers! I recently joined Big Vanilla in Pasadena and am looking for someone that would be interested in being a workout buddy. I have lots of (poor) reasons not to get there myself, but if I know someone is waiting on me, I'll be there! <BR> <BR> If you are interested, please let me know. <BR> <BR> SoxyLady1 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:23:11 EST Fall Festival October 30th Join us October 30th for BEP's Fall Festival! Laser Tag, Hayrides, Trunk or Treat, Bonfire, Fall Games, Snack Bar, fun for all ages! <BR> <BR> Check here as details continue to be updated: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 18:14:57 EST ABC "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in Maryland <BR> The Annapolis-based, The Fusion Companies, is the lead builder for an upcoming build for the TV show, "ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". This project will occur from September 28th through October 6th on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Further details regarding the location and the family selected will be announced on September 28th, after the selected family is notified. <BR> <BR> They are still looking for volunteers and donations (money and construction materials). There will also ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:24:35 EST Oct 1:Stride for SPAN 5k Race, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk <BR> Stride for SPAN <BR> (Serving People Across Neighborhoods) <BR> <BR> October 1, 2011 <BR> <BR> Kinder Farm Park <BR> <BR> 5k Race Time: 8:30 <BR> <BR> 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Start: 9:00 am <BR> <BR> Timed 5K Race Fee $25 T-Shirts for First 200 to Register <BR> <BR> 1k/Fun Run: $15 Prizes for Top Finishers <BR> <BR> Phone: 410 647-0889 <BR> <BR> Questions: email <BR> <BR> REGISTER ONLINE AT ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:38:12 EST September -October Emoticons & Log In Points Post Your daily emoticons (Show how you feel today) & how many points you got on the wheel today! <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <em>102</em> <em>232</em> <em>431</em> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 21:45:03 EST Hurricane Irene damage? Hopefully you did not have any major damage to your home or property during Irene. What was your hurricane experience? Tell us about it here. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:25:44 EST Mini-Challenge - It's a S-T-R-E-T-C-H Stretching should be a part of our daily routine and is something that everyone can do. I am including links to two stretching routines on Spark but there are others available. <BR> <BR> Basic Stretching Routine:<BR>les.asp?id=1261 <BR> <BR> <BR> Quick and Easy Routine:<BR>les.asp?id=1262 <BR> <BR> <BR> The challenge is to try one of these routine or another stretching routine between now and Monday ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:54:55 EST What is in your hurricane preparedness kit? What do you stock up on when there is a hurricane headed our way? Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:47:06 EST Where were you when the earthquake started? Where were you when the earthquake started? What did you initially think it was? Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:46:12 EST MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers 9/20/11 I am part of MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers at Broadneck Evangelical Presbyterian (BEP). We are gearing up to get started for this year. We meet every first and third Tuesday of the month from 9 to 11. Childcare is provided. If you are interested check out details here: <BR> <BR><BR>others-of-preschoolers-7 <BR> <link><BR>ers-of-preschoolers-7 </link> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:34:44 EST It's back to school time- Are You Ready? Anne Arundel County goes back to school this week. Are you and your children ready? Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:26:39 EST Self-Defense Workshop for College Students On Monday, August 15, Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Arnold, Maryland, will hold a special self-defense workshop for college students. The cost is only $10, and it will run from 7:00 pm to 8:30. While the focus is on college students, teenage siblings and parents are welcome to attend. <BR> <BR> Please RSVP by this Friday, August 12. <BR> <BR> For details and registration, go to<BR>1/personal_protection_college.htm <BR> <BR> Please... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:17:45 EST A Laurel Sparker Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm giving SparkPeople another try after trying a different program. I currently live in Laurel and looking for accountability and motivation from the group! If anyone is close, I work out at the Gold's Gym on 198. <BR> <BR> Diayle Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:58:11 EST Greetings from The Cape Hello all. I live in Cape St. Claire, which is in Annapolis. I've joined because I have a lot of weight to lose. I like the trackers and having people to interact with makes it fun. I haven't encorporated exercise yet, but that is next on the agenda. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:04:29 EST Challenge to our Top 15 Here is the current list of our top 15 members in Fitness Minutes. If you see your name respond to this post and let us know a little about your weekly routine. If you have any tips for motivation or what works for you let us know. <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> 1) MARTY728 <BR> 2) JCHICA12 <BR> 3) LIONHEART410 <BR> 4) MSLYNNEY <BR> 5) KARENCHAPTER2 <BR> 6) PRINCESSBRAT428 <BR> 7) JMLAW06 <BR> 8) QUIETGIRL1971 <BR> 9) MELAPHANT <BR> 10) PROJECT_ME <BR> 11) RADARLYNN <BR>... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:10:08 EST Best place for back to school shopping? Where do you do your back-to-school shopping? Please include store name and location and why you love it! <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> <em>207</em> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:59:33 EST Where are you watching fireworks for the 4th? Where did you watch fireworks for the 4th of July? Sun, 3 Jul 2011 20:37:43 EST Summer BBQ Challenge For tomorrow and the rest of summer...your challenge should you choose to accept to PLAN ahead as much as you can for the calories and activities of the upcoming bar-b-que(s). <BR> <BR> Holidays are always hard because of extra foods that are so tempting, and often less activity. <BR> <BR> So...start small and make this summer different for yourself. <BR> <BR> How can you make big BBQ's less tempting for yourself? Where can you cut calories? How can you enjoy without giving up yo... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 19:59:29 EST Where's your favorite place to exercise outdoors? Where do you love to go when you want to get outdoors to exercise? Is there a park or trail you head to? Or do you just stick to the streets of your neighborhood? Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:59:27 EST 1 Day Quick Challenge Right now, take 15 minutes and go clean one area of your home that you have been putting off. Is it the dusting around the tv? organizing that cluttered magazine area? the mirror in the bathroom? <BR> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:54:17 EST Challenge 6.20-6.26 This week our challenge is to add 10 extra fitness minutes into our day. This can be done by 10 extra minutes at the gym or taking the stairs instead of an elevator or parking at the back of the parking lot and walking a little extra distance. How will you add 10 extra fitness minutes to your day? <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> <em>332</em> <em>313</em> <em>320</em> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:40:48 EST Pizza Cooking Class at Whole Foods Passing along a message I received this morning: <BR> <BR> <BR> I found out this morning that Whole Foods is having a cooking class tomorrow night, from 7-830pm, and it's all about pizzas :) My husband is from New York, so we are a big pizza family, and I'm always looking at healthier ways to make a pie! If any of you are interested in joining me (I'm hoping I can actually make it), the cost is $35. And please send along to anyone I might have forgotten! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:01:56 EST Challenge June 13-19 Motivate each other this week! Each day give one spark goodie to someone on the AA County team or your friend list. Reply to this message and let us know you're participating. <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking! <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:37:54 EST Strawberry Festival Cape St. Claire Everyone welcome! Parade begins at 10 am in front of Grauls and moves down to the beach where there will be family fun, music, and strawberry delights in the clubhouse! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-up-family-fun-at-this-saturdays-cape-<BR>st-claire-strawberry-festival </link> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:11:03 EST Share 1 positive thing about yourself... What is one positive thing about you? Tue, 7 Jun 2011 15:30:44 EST June- July -August Daily emoticon & log-in points Show how you feel today with an emoticon... <BR> <em>18</em> <em>33</em> <em>234</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> ...and post your log-in points from the wheel! <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:34:22 EST What did you do your routine here! What was your exercise routine for today? Mon, 30 May 2011 11:40:13 EST Looking for a summer hobby? JUL 18 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Eastern ) <BR> Cape Clubhouse 1223 Riverbay Road <BR> <BR> Are you looking for a fun summer hobby? Come join me for an evening with door prizes and giveaways! Discover paper crafting techniques and projects. Learn new ideas while spending time with fellow crafters. <BR> <BR> Beginners and Advanced crafters all welcome. We will be using punches, stamps and the Big Shot! You will leave with three projects, "Make & Takes," made by you, to keep or share with friends... Wed, 25 May 2011 12:20:16 EST Memorial Day Weekend plans? What are your plans for the weekend? Will the price of gas keep you closer to home? Wed, 25 May 2011 08:28:58 EST Exercising in humidity Sheww...the air is so heavy right now with all of these storms hanging all around us. Does anyone else have trouble exercising in this type of weather? What things do you do to keep going when the humidity is high? Tue, 24 May 2011 08:38:20 EST Blue Angels air show canceled. Are you upset? The naval academy Blue Angels air show is canceled today and tomorrow. Are you disappointed? <BR> Tue, 24 May 2011 08:32:01 EST Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival This weekend! Chris Isaac is the headliner on Saturday. <link> </link> Fri, 20 May 2011 11:10:54 EST Where are your favorite places to eat in AA County Where are your favorite places to eat in Anne Arundel County? Fri, 20 May 2011 10:32:52 EST When the Scale Stops Moving... 4 Non-Scale Signs of Progress <BR> (from <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. See results by taking a trip to your very own closet. Take out a pair of pants that fit snugly before you began your new, healthy habits. Are you able to ease into them, when before you had to sit (or lie) down and yank them up your legs? This is a sure sign of progress toward a leaner you! What about an old shirt? Is it now a little loose around your waist or arms? Also look for improved muscle definition when you ... Mon, 16 May 2011 12:20:04 EST Just for today... We can't reach our big goals without achieving our small goals throughout the day. Let's take this 24 hours and achieve a small goal that will keep us on the right track. What is your personal goal, just for today? Mon, 16 May 2011 10:56:07 EST Stand Up Paddling anyone? Has anyone tried SUP? I like to kayak and think this would be fun because a board is a bit more portable than a kayak. I'm looking for someone that has tried it to give me some feedback. See link.... <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>ml <BR> Tue, 3 May 2011 17:01:39 EST Movies, Last letter starts next title Gone With the Wind Thu, 28 Apr 2011 09:13:06 EST Hello from Annapolis! Hi team! <BR> <BR> I am Jess, from Annapolis. Actually, I am from Northeast PA, but have lived in Annapolis for the last 9 years. I have over 100 lbs. to lose and hope that I might find some support in the area to get a walking buddy or two! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know everyone better! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Jess Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:26:27 EST Zumbathon for Japan Big Vanilla is hosting a Zumbathon for Japan. Their goal is to have 1,000 people participate for the relief efforts in Japan. <BR> <BR> Arnold Big-V Friday, May 20 <BR> Live DJ "DJ Michael K" <BR> Kids Zumba 6 - 6:30 $5 <BR> Adult Zumba 6:30 - 8 $10 <BR> <BR> Pasadena Big-V Saturay, May 21 Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:47:09 EST What are your plans for the weekend? What are your plans for the weekend? Fri, 1 Apr 2011 16:18:42 EST This Week's Winners Each Sunday Spark people lists our team's top five leaders in Sparkpoints and Fitness minutes for the past week. <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> 1 JCHICA12 <BR> <em>205</em> <BR> 2 QUIETGIRL1971 <BR> 3 3CATSLEP <BR> 4 MARTY728 <BR> 5 MELAPHANTN <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> 1 JCHICA12 <BR> <em>205</em> <BR> 2 3CATSLEP <BR> 3 THEREALMAGGIE <BR> 4 QUIETGIRL1971 <BR> 5 MELAPHANTN <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>243</em> <em>250</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:45:37 EST I am back, or atleast trying Hello all, I am back. Actually, I was the one who started "Anne Arundel County Sparkers", and I am so thrilled to see it is still going. When I started with sparkpeople originally, it was the best thing I did. Infortunelty an illness with consequent diagnosis of RA, it has been a long road getting back, but I am trying to jump on the train one day at a time and get back in gear. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:23:32 EST Looking for workout/acc ountability buddies! Hi everyone, my name is Melanie and I just moved to Anne Arundel County (Odenton). I'm looking for some SP buddies. I'm ready to get healthy for good, but I need some help, so please message me if you're interested. Thanks! :) Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:39:58 EST Our Spark Champions QuietGirl1971 & JChica12 QuietGirl1971 #1 in Sparkpoints <BR> JChica12 #1 in Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>205</em> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 15:11:23 EST How do you splurge on a budget? I read this article today and thought it would be interesting to see how all of you splurge on a budget. <BR> <BR> I get a manicure. I keep my natural nails but get the cuticle cleaned up and the nails shaped a little better. It's about $20 so won't bust the bank! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l_how_do_you_splurge_on_a_budget </link> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:20:49 EST Congratulations to SweetBrwnEyes Join me in congratulating our fellow Anne Arundel County Sparker, SweetBrwnEyes, for losing 50 pounds! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>248</em> <em>250</em> <em>209</em> <em>223</em> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:16:27 EST new to team! and in need I just moved to Hanover, MD just outside of Ft Meade. I've been on spark for a year or so now. Just joined the gym at Planet Fitness down the street and need a new gym buddy. My bff was just told by her doctor that she can't work out anymore until further notice. Anyone interested in an evening trip to the gym message me! Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:59:29 EST Simple Pleasures - What made you happy today? What made you happy today? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:12:14 EST New to team from Arnold Hello everyone! I'm not new to SparkPeople, but am new to this team. I've kind of fallen off the wagon, but am jumping back on to get myself healthier and in better shape, trying to lose 40 lbs, and would love to connect with some local people with similar goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:23:05 EST FREE Women's Self-Defense Workshop Tonight FREE Women's Self Defense Workshop tonight (2/15/11, 7-8:30pm) <BR> <BR><BR>e#!/event.php?eid=187159164639631 <BR> <BR> This will be geared for teens and adults. Learn basic skills for avoiding trouble and protecting yourself. The workshop will start with a discussion on safety to help you avoid trouble. That will be followed with a lesson on escape techniques for situations you weren't able to avoid. Finally, self-defense techniques will be covered ... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:32:41 EST Annapolis Sparker Here!!! Hello All! <BR> <BR> I am so excited to be here. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and perhaps finding a workout partner. WE CAN DO THIS! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:29:53 EST Glad to be a part of the AA County Team I am not new to Sparkpeople, but I am new to this team. I am back after returning to bad habits the last few months of 2010. I am looking forward to being part of this team. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 06:45:05 EST Hi everyone! I am from Crofton and already had some little victories since joining 9 days ago. So happy to have small goals and so much support from Sparkpeople. I look forward to chatting with all of you! <BR> <BR> Mimi <em>224</em> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:29:00 EST Free and Low cost workshops at Jing Ying Institute Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Jing Ying Institute in Arnold, MD. <em>216</em> <BR> Nancy and Billy Greer own Jing Ying and Nancy is also a SparkPeople person! <BR> Join them in celebration of the Chinese New Year.There willbe free self defense wrkshp, free children's wrkdhp, calligraphy lessons, tea tasting and a Lion Dance, plenty of prizes and fun!! <BR> or find them on facebook!! <BR> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:09:33 EST Newbie Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team but not to Spark. I'm back on the weight lost wagon again after gaining some weight back due to exhaustion and lack of motivation following surgery. <BR> <BR> If anyone here is a member of the Pasadena Golds and interested in a earlybird workout buddy (5am) let me know. I'd love a partner. <BR> <BR> Theresa Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:32:26 EST Walking Club Is anyone interested in forming a walking club for the B & A trail or BWI Airport loop on the weekends or early mornings? Any other walking clubs already formed that I could join? Thanks! Sat, 25 Dec 2010 10:59:54 EST Emotional Eater & need advice I am an Emotional Eater, a newbie & need advice I am having a tough time not pigging out. My problem I is I will eat 3 or 4 peanut butter sandwiches or eat 2 or 3 bowls of Cheerios late at night. I have done it 3 times in the last 4 days. I know this is wrong, however it is almost like I am not in control of my body. I must gain control. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Marty Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:08:43 EST 2011 Relay For Life of West County, MD please ladies I would love to start a team for this relay for life..... it takes place on May 20, 2011 at Old Mill Middle north...please ladies let me know if you would like to join...if I can get enough interest I will start the team....if we register before the 31st the registration is please let me know if you are wanting to do this....I think it would be great and would let a lot of us meet!!!! so feel free to post on here if you are interested Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:33:10 EST Hello From Arnold! Hello AA County! I think I will enjoy this team! It helps when people are close. <BR> <BR> If anyone is ever down to meet up for a walk, let me know! Tue, 12 Oct 2010 11:42:17 EST Stampin' Up Craft Club Do you like craft projects and making things yourself? Join me for a monthly Stampin' Up Craft Club. Each month we will make a new project together. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in learning more please contact me at Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 20:17:35 EST Custom Made Holiday Cards If you are interested in having custom, hand-made Christmas or special occasion cards and don't have the time to make them yourself, for a reasonable price, I can create them for you. E-mail me at and we can discuss it further. <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 20:13:03 EST Looking for GYN recommendations I'm experiencing symptoms of what I think are perimenopause but need to get it checked out. Can anyone recommend a gyn that they really like? I would love to find someone who is open to alternative medicine. <BR> <BR> My hairdresser said I should get my maturation levels measured (?) Sat, 9 Oct 2010 11:31:55 EST Hello! New and looking for workout partners I belong to the Planet Fitness in Glen Burnie and I can take a guest for free. If anyone wants to meet up to work out let me know. I am trying to workout 5 or 6 days a week and go at different times. Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:59:03 EST Hi from Glen Burnie :) Hi, my name is Laura and we just moved here recently from Traverse City, Michigan. I grew up here in the Baltimore area then I married a great guy in the Coast Guard. Now I'm back home and will be taking care of my almost 90 year old mom with dementia. I need to settle into a routine and get back to working out! I could use a little motivation - thanks! <em>213</em> Wed, 1 Sep 2010 22:00:32 EST Would love your encouragement! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My husband and I are running a 1/2 marathon on Sunday. This is our 2nd one and it's in VA Beach. Can't wait! I'm writing to see if you would like to join me on Facebook and cheer me on. I have an app on my iPhone called Runmeter. It will post my progress on Facebook, and if someone posts on that same thread, the app reads the post to me while we're running. It is really cool, and such an encouragement! So if you want to cheer me on, I'd love it. You can find me on Fac... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 18:52:37 EST Does anyone take yoga classes in AA Co? I've never taken a yoga class, but I'd like to. There's a place near me in Odenton that offers yoga and I'm considering giving it a try. Fri, 27 Aug 2010 12:41:40 EST Talk to me... In an effort to make this team the best that it can be so that it works for all of us I'm asking for your suggestions as to what you would like to see here. We are local and are presented with a great opportunity to really help one another. So please give your qestions, comments or concerns and lets move this team forward. Sun, 22 Aug 2010 09:03:16 EST Upcoming Community Events Please post any upcoming community events that you think would interest the team. Especially any charity run/walk or fitness events. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>332</em> Fri, 20 Aug 2010 11:12:38 EST Hi I'm new to the Spark Team I'm a single lung transplant recipient (4 years out)/early breast cancer survivor and is excited about my exercise and weight loss goal. My goal is to consistently work out and lose 10lbs. looking forward to getting ideas and sharing. 50 mins. water aerobics today. Felling Great!!! <em>30</em> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 21:41:19 EST Hello New to the team Hello! I'm in the Glen Burnie area and just putting a new kick start to my fitness plan Fri, 13 Aug 2010 22:50:46 EST Deals, deals & more deals Share with us any deal you saw. Food, fruit,veggies, computers , doesn't matter. You never know what someone is looking for. <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Aug 2010 16:08:13 EST Hello I am new! My name is Karen. I grew up in Arnold and now live in Pasadena with my husband and 2 kids. Looking forward to meeting other sparkers in my area! Tue, 13 Jul 2010 14:52:01 EST Hi new to this team!! I'm looking for a workout partner to keep me motivated in going to the gym. Once I'm there I'm fine it's just getting there that seems to be a problem. My gym is Gold's in Marley Station mall. I used to be a faithful gym rat!! <em>252</em> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 09:32:59 EST Hello from Crofton I was just introduced to this site recently. Have been slowly losing weight this year. Determined to get rid of it a little at a time. 14 pounds lost since the beginning of the year. I belong to Sport Fit in Bowie and live in Crofton. Sat, 26 Jun 2010 18:10:03 EST Summer Workouts Summer brings with it a lot changes to my routine with the kids home from school and more traveling. This makes it a little harder to stick to my routine. <BR> <BR> What does your summer workout look like? Do you modify your routine for more outdoor activities? What about when you are traveling/on vacation? Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:04:47 EST Weekly Fit Club Workouts in Severna Park -Join Us! I wanted to invite you all to a new initiative my husband and I have started. Every Monday from 6-7 PM at the Severna Park Community Center, we will be hosting a Free workout for anyone who is interested in motivation, encouragement and advice. We will feature a different workout every week, all taken from one of Beachbody's many workout programs. It will always be a cardio workout that will last anywhere from 30 - 45 minutes. It is open to all fitness levels. <BR> <BR> We'd be thrilled to ... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 09:37:39 EST New from Shady Side - any walking partners? Hi, I just joined Spark People. It seemed like a great way to meet others with similar goals. <BR> <BR> I live in Shady Side, and would LOVE to find a walking partner... or someone who wants to play Wii or do other activities with me. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone from Shady Side, Churchton, Deale or West River here? Tue, 18 May 2010 10:18:15 EST Hello fellow AA Sparkers Hello. I was excited to find a Spark Team so close to home. I live near Arnold with my husband and four children. I exercise at Severna Park Big Vanilla. I also like the trail at Broadneck Park for walking. <BR> <BR> I look forward to being a part of this team. <BR> <em>311</em> Tue, 4 May 2010 09:31:07 EST Hello Hello! I'm 3 weeks new to sparkpeople. I was amazed to see a team from A.A.Co. on here! Mon, 26 Apr 2010 21:53:00 EST Location Location Locato I live in Arnold, right around the corner fom AA Community college. I am so looking for a walking buddy.... Anyone interested. <BR> <BR> magi <em>303</em> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:58:07 EST Good Morning and hello Hi everyone, <BR> I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I joined last Wednesday and I think this is a great site. I wish everyone the best of luck in achieving your goals. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:16:52 EST New to the team! Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I have been on SP for a few months now but new to this team. I currently reside in Odenton and would love to meet some new friends! Good luck to all <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 21:48:40 EST Getting to know YOU! Welcome again to Anne Arundel County Sparkers team. As you can see we are a small team which I believe is great. It will allow us to grow and succeed together. Lets start by getting to know where we live. <BR> <BR> Tell us where you live and why you joined this team. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Sun, 7 Feb 2010 10:13:27 EST Hi! My name is Amanda and I live in Odenton. I have a serious motivation issue with losing weight. Sometimes I think it would be easier if I had someone to exercise with and keep me going! I've only been here for a year, so I don't know very many people and don't get out too much. I would like to lose the weight that I gained when I joined the military. (about 60 pounds in 5 years) Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:37:05 EST Wow This team is dead, how sad!! Where is the AA Co love?? <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:34:07 EST Hello! New guy from Glen Burnie Hello I'm Richard. I just joined Sparks People this week .. and I really like the Sparks People groups for motivation and information! I joined a couple groups for some specific goals and feedback. But then saw that there were Maryland and even AA County Sparks groups! .. So wanted to support this AAC group! .. This morning I'm just back from signing a contract for the gym (again) this time at the Planet Fitness in Glen Burnie! The Gym is just part of my plan to improve my cholesterol numbers... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:59:50 EST Another Newbie! Hi all, I'm from Arnold and the mother of one year old triplets trying to lose the leftovers from my pregnancy. I'm glad to have found this group! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:30:43 EST check in Not sure how this works but here goes. I had a good day today I got on the scale and saw results for the first time in a long while. I worked out for thirty minutes and tracked my food, so so far so good. Its only day two but I am praying i can keep it up. I bought myself a gift already :-) a new gym outfit. I figured that way I wont have the excuse that i dont have anything to wear. well will c how tomorrow goes. :-) Wed, 22 Jul 2009 16:02:36 EST Back for more Hello I am back to Spark after a two year hyattus. I am gonna try something different this time to see if things will actually work. I am trying to loose twenty five pounds which have been haunting me for the past five years. it seems like everytime I try to loose weight life kicks in and I cant keep all the goal in the air.Well this time, I am making it known to everyone that I am trying and hopefully with encouragment I will be successful. I am also going to make a goal of excercising for a... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:14:03 EST Stepping down as leader. Any volunteers? Hi Sparkers! First off, my apologies. I haven't been leading this team as I should be, and I feel bad about that. There's been a family emergency that has required a lot of my time and attention for the past couple of months, and it really is my priority. I just haven't been able to focus on Spark, or even keeping myself on plan. I can't encourage, lead, and devote the time right now that you all deserve. Hopefully, and prayerfully, life will settle back to "normal" soon. Anyone want to... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 13:12:36 EST Newbie Hi, new here. I am actually in Dunkirk, but go to AA all the time. I run with the Annapolis striders on the weekend and always looking for people to train with during the week. <BR> Anybody? <BR> Blessings <BR> Kathy Tue, 21 Jul 2009 06:00:10 EST Today's Deals....... I'm just back from Safeway......they have boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.69!!!!! <BR> They have backfin crab for $8.95!!!! <BR> Well worth the trip.... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:02:09 EST Deals, Deals and more Deals !! Did you find a really good deal on something in the area? Please share with the rest of us!! It can be a great price you found on different foods or anything that is just to good of a deal to turn down! We can use this topic to request information as well !! <em>191</em> <em>492</em> <em>267</em> Mon, 13 Jul 2009 08:51:26 EST Something New???? Many of us love to cook, we LOVE the kitchen..have any of you tried putting these energies into something new! <BR> I decided to make a coffee bar...A fun, variety laden coffee bar. It has been so much fun. I have searched for stores stocking things I might love, Chocolate, Coconut, Macademia is wonderful what is out there, I find buys at Wal Mart, TJMAXX, Ross, good prices on fancy coffees! Anyone else tried this? (See pic on my Profile Page! <em>106</em> <em>652</em> Fri, 3 Jul 2009 07:28:01 EST What's everyone doing for the 4th? We are going to our beach club picnic. I am taking my own fruit, i.e., grapes, cherries and strawberries and a veggie tray. I'm also going to bring my own chicken to grill since I don't want to eat full fat burgers. Wed, 1 Jul 2009 16:37:12 EST New Chance........ Here we are July 1. We have a whole new chance to get it right. Are you already preparing for your holiday eatathon? It always is isn't it:) <BR> I am buying all my "stuff" to be ready for the onslaught of picnic foods which I so don't need, can't have & won't eat. The reason I know I won't is...I will have MY STUFF that I can eat. How about you? How will you combat the Holiday Eating? <em>267</em> <em>258</em> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:32:21 EST Monday, Monday...... Everyone may already know about these but I'm PSYCHED!! Just tried "Arnold Sandwich Thin". I picked multi grain...looks like flat English Muffins. <BR> Oh my gosh I had a Turkey Burger on one for lunch w/dill pickle, mustard, dab catsup...HMMMMMMM, Was actually BETTER then burger with big roll!!! I love the neat things we can find when we open ourselves up to them!!! <em>224</em> <em>9</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 13:44:08 EST Saturday Mornin...... Sat. AM & I'm feeling GREAT. Hit the 10lb mark this AM!! Woo of course I have 50 more to go but with the support here at SP. I know I can do it. Thanks you guys! Have a GREAT weekend! <em>252</em> Sat, 27 Jun 2009 08:13:48 EST Lunch Anyone.... I just fixed the best lunch possible (ON SP)! <BR> The tomatos are GRAND right now and Shoppers <BR> Food has Backfin for $8.99 lb. <BR> I stuffed 2 small tomatos with BF.... <BR> sprinkled w/Old Bay & I have a small dish of <BR> vinegar on the side....Doesn't get much <BR> better then this...I'm putting pic on my page. <BR> Couldn't figure how to get it here!!! <BR> Boy we sure don't have to suffer on a good <BR> foodplan do we??? <em>67</em> Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:26:13 EST What do you think of the meals (tv dinners). I think these meals are really helpful at the beginning as we know exactly what the calories/contents are. Yes, they use additives..salt etc. but...great to break the chain of big portions,cooking too much etc. and we know exactly the calories we are getting. I'm especially enjoying the Healthy Choice Steamers. I've been having one for lunch most days. <BR> What do you think? Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:09:06 EST Mega Shopping Trip........... Hello AACers <BR> I have been so motivated by this new SP adventure that I am trying to make HUGE changes in my eating & planning. I am really a meat & potatos kind of girl. I like salads but not so much fruits/vegies etc. <BR> Now, in this economy....we are REALLY having to tighten our belts & become $$ conscious. This morning I went to 5 stores...I have never in my life done that before. Just trying to get a handle on this new way of shopping/eating & buying. I started at Shoppers which... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:54:27 EST WONDERING...... I am sure wondering how I can be so GOOD for 2 1/2 weeks and lose not an additional ounce. All weekend we were busy busy bsy & I took all my LEGAL food..yesterday took scallops, fresh vegies...ate only that not one cocktail, not one bite of my grandaughter's BIRTHDAY ICE CREAM CAKE!!! & was I rewarded with even a 6 oz loss......NO!! <BR> Ok, my rant is done. I KNOW I am changing habits & doing what I will come--RIGHT~~~~~~~~~ <em>303</em> Mon, 22 Jun 2009 07:36:52 EST To the boat, to the boat, to the boat boat boat... bright & sunny at the moment...Hubby says pack up the dinner...we're off to the boat....salmon shish-k-bob w/all kinds of peppers, mushrooms, cherry tomatos & onions...hmmmmm <BR> maybe this food plan isn't so bad!! <em>244</em> Sat, 20 Jun 2009 16:29:30 EST 3rd day at SP!! Just back from the store which had BEAUTIFUL, produce & seafood today. <BR> Got lots of colorful peppers, cherry tomatos, mushrooms, onions along with scallops & salmon chunks. Will take all this & be making shish-k-bobs to grill on the boat (if it stops raining)! <BR> Just trying to stay "legal"....what are you doing?? <BR> (still trying to get the hang of SP & know where to do what.......:) Sat, 20 Jun 2009 11:12:52 EST What diet plan do you try to follow? In March I became familiar with the Insulin Resistant diet and it is working well for me. The best part about it is that you can apply it to any diet, i.e., low carb, WW, South Beach, low calorie, portion control, etc. <BR> <BR> I bought the book by Cheryle Hart, and I really had that "aha moment." I've read and heard a lot about how blood sugar levels can either make you gain weight, or help you lose, but never knew the combination. I finally get it. <BR> <BR> I've lost 14 pounds since... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:01:28 EST Cauliflower pizza dough I found a site with great recipes for crust or dough for pizzas, lasagna, nachos, breadsticks, taco shells, etc. It is You can subscribe by entering your email address. <BR> <BR> Her crusts and/or dough are made with cauliflower, eggs, and cheese. I made the pizza dough and breadsticks with eggwhites (no yolks) and they turned out great. I put pizza sauce, cheese, onions and mushrooms on the pizza. For the breadsticks I just sprayed the top with spray butter... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 19:17:40 EST Sawmill Skate Park I would like to find a buddy who likes to rollerblade and would be interested in going to Sawmill Skate Park. I would normally go to places alone, but it's not good for females to go alone to places like the B&A Trail or the skate park alone let alone anywhere really. If anyone is interested, you can send me a private message or reply to this page. I haven't skated in a long time and would like to get back into it. Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:28:18 EST Anyone up for a walk? Anyone up for a meet-and-greet outside walk? Some possible locations, based on the locations of members I know would be interested, are: <BR> <BR> - Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis <BR> - B&A Trail, Severna Park, Earleigh Heights, Jumpers <BR> locations <BR> - KinderFarm Park <BR> - Downs Park <BR> - suggestions? <BR> <BR> B&A Trail is free, KinderFarm, Downs, and Quiet Waters wouldn't cost if we met up outside and drove in my car. I usually get a season pass. <BR> <BR> What do you think? ... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 08:12:07 EST New to this board... ...and to SparkPeople in general. I live in Glen Burnie and have lived in MD all my life. Hello fellow md'ers! Wed, 4 Mar 2009 15:59:32 EST I'm New (kinda) Hello all! I actually signed up a few months ago, but never really got motivated. So now -- I'm really trying. My sister Jeanie (as many of you know)is also an AACO Sparker, and has been trying to get me to join. Here I am. I'm signing up for the 10 day challenge that she's put out there. Day 1 (so far, so good)! Looking forward to being a part of the team! <BR> Sandy <em>249</em> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:44:24 EST New Team For MD Moms I started a new team for MD Mom's called Maryland Mom's on a Mission- if interested please go to my Spark Page to join!! This will be a great team that chats and updates daily!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to chatting with you!! Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:33:39 EST WORK-OUT PREFERENCE Hi ladies (waving real hard) <BR> I've been away from the boards lately, but I've been going back and forth with this for some time. <BR> <BR> Do you prefer to work-out at home or at the gym? I've tried doing the home thing, but I don't like to sweat where I relax!!! LOL!!! <BR> <BR> If you do prefer the gym and since we're all in the AA co. area....what gym do you all belong to????? <BR> <BR> Just a random thought I've been having lately.... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 11:31:49 EST New You ! No Excuse! 10 Day Challenge !!!!! This is a lifestyle change and it takes practice to leave old destructive habits behind and develop into a new healthier you! Let's take 10 consecutive days and work on our new lifestyles. (No excuses!!) You don't have to diet, just make healthy choices and stay in your recommended calorie range. It may not be easy, but everyday you maintain control over eating will make you a little stronger! Log each day here as you succeed. After 10 days we will celebrate!! The results we begin to see ... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 00:12:22 EST I'm still here I just wanted to say hi and I hope you all are having a great holiday season. things have been pretty rough here. I fell off the wagon and went boucing down the hill. My fibromyalgia is out of control and I have left school in baltimore and start at Anne arundel community college in jan. Lost my job so hubby and I are both out of work. Hoping to find something at the school.. I'd like to be back on here rgularly and back to working out and healthy eating in jan. Heres to hoping. <BR> Miss you... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:39:18 EST New to this group Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Jan, and I just got an email about SparkMaryland. I searched around a bit and found this forum that's closer to home, so that I'd join in the action. <BR> <BR> I live in Arnold with my wonderful hubby, two very sweet stinky boys and two very furry wonderful cats. :) I am a WAHM, creating digital scrapbooking products for an online site called Scrap Girls. I have the best job in the world. :D <BR> <BR> My husband and I started our new fit lifestyle back in June ... Sun, 21 Dec 2008 09:55:18 EST New Years Resolutions anyone? The past few years I haven't made a resolution for the New Year. This year is different. I'm going to get healthier. Maybe not a size 10, or lose 50 pounds, but get healthier in a measurable fashion. I'm going to think about it and get more specific with goals and such, but being healthier is my goal. <BR> <BR> What about you? Sat, 20 Dec 2008 12:02:31 EST A neat thing about the holidays... Okay this isn't really a game. Just something different. The topic title is self-explanatory. Maybe you have a family tradition, gave or got a neat gift, or went somewhere enjoyable. <BR> <BR> Our family went to Homestead Gardens for the first time this year, and WOW! was it great!! I've never seen trees decorated so spectacularly! It really blew us away! Everyone picked out an ornament for our tree, and we enjoyed taking in all the festive sights. Our sons especially delighted in t... Sat, 20 Dec 2008 11:59:28 EST New to Group Hello, my name is Chrissy and I am 28 years old. I live close to Fort Meade. My husband is in the Army. I have two girls 6 and 2. I work for AACPS. I have struggled with my weight since I was a child. I have reached a point where I am tired of the yo yo diet and want to really make a change. I have lost weight many times but always gain it back. My goal is to meet some people who just need an extra boost and encourage them and the same in return for myself. Nice to meet you all ! Mon, 8 Dec 2008 21:26:00 EST TURKEY TROT I am going to be participating in the Turkey Trot (1 mile fun walk) on Thanksgiving Morning in Laurel if anyone is interested in joining me... <BR> <BR> The link is belo...check it out. <BR><BR>turkey_trot.html Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:37:41 EST New to group..and new to Maryland!! Hi everyone!! I'm Francie and I'm 23. I just moved to Annapolis from Washington state. I'm originally from Phoenix Arizona though. My hubby is in the Navy and he's working at the Naval Academy. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!!! <BR> <BR> (I hope I'm posting in the right place too, lol.) Sun, 26 Oct 2008 23:42:55 EST A Halloween Story Please add a sentence to keep the following story going. <BR> <BR> It was Halloween Eve and the weather was windy and brisk as I peered out my bedroom window. I thought I saw a shadow lurking just beyond the large oak tree in the back yard. Sun, 19 Oct 2008 18:37:50 EST Motivations? What is your motivation to loose weight? <BR> <BR> Mine right now is the mirror, I hate looking in it. Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:37:59 EST FOOD Kind of like the name game. Take the last letter of the privious food and make a new one. <BR> <BR> Starting Word: <BR> <BR> Apricot Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:01:32 EST Add Ons! Goal of this game is to make a story. <BR> <BR> One person says a sentence and then you copy/paste and add your own. <BR> <BR> Starting Sentence: <BR> <BR> Today is the first day. <BR> Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:00:23 EST Goals for October I was thinking with the holidays almost upon us, this would be a good time to set some pre holiday goals. I plan to do this in hopes that I can lose some before December and all the cookie baking and parties. I can then work on maintaining my weight until January and hopefully not gain 10 lbs. <BR> <BR> Here are my goals... <BR> I weighed myself this morning and my official starting weight was 159..I am going to work towards being 155-154 by November 1st. I have been this weight for over a ... Fri, 3 Oct 2008 09:43:39 EST Hello to all.. Hi there.... <BR> I thought I should introduce myself. I'm Porcha (yes, pronounced like the car!) I've been AA County for the past 3 years. I'm currently in the process of trying to drop 100 lbs. I did about 10 years ago, when I was at my heaviest of 320. I have a tendency to go back and forth, granted I haven't gotten past the 280 in 10 years...but I believe I'm knocking on it's door. I'm a tall girl, so I'm not trying to look emaciated. I'm also trying not to focus on the pounds and pay... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 13:52:04 EST Locations? I couldnt find a section here to see where in AA some of us are. <BR> <BR> I live in Glen Burnie (south near Millersville/Pasadena). However, I work downtown Baltimore (great exercise walking from the Light Rail to the Metro and back ... running most days LOL) <BR> <BR> I was hoping over time if there was someone near me, that may happen to work out at the same place, maybe we could team up. Wed, 1 Oct 2008 09:51:33 EST new i'm micki and i am new to the group but not new to sparks. been struggling all summer to keep the same 10 lbs off and go further than that. so far no good. <BR> <BR> anyway looking forward to being part of the group. <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:16:23 EST Newbie Here! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am Kristina and I live in Glen Burnie, I found this website from a friend out in Arizona and while looking for a team that was better off to suit me then the ones all over I found a local one!! So here I am. <BR> <BR> I hope to meet everyone and be active in this team. <BR> <BR> ~K~ Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:58:53 EST Question for you wonderful ladies and gents So I've been able to talk my mom into a dinner date on Thursday where we will sit down (on the phone) together and I'm going to help her figure out how to get started on here. I know that she's looking for a team to help support her, but the teams up in North Dakota aren't very active, maybe they are frozen, I don't know. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. She's 48 (I think), works for Target, does a lot of quilting and sewing, is an almost ex Air Force wife (her and my stepd... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 22:29:19 EST Change a letter OR re-arrange letters Let's play a new game. Change one letter OR re-arrange the letters to form a new work. I really like these little games, they make you think. Sun, 28 Sep 2008 22:17:18 EST Walk with Me I was wondering if any team members would like to get together to either walk at Quiet Waters or at the Mall since the weather will soon turn cold. <BR> <BR> I like to walk at QW, but it's not recommended to do that alone. If we could get several people to commit to getting together once a month to walk at either place depending on the weather, please give me your thoughts. We would need to come up with a specific day each month and a time for about an hour walk. Thu, 25 Sep 2008 07:49:20 EST ADA "Step Out" Walk for Diabetes Hey everyone, <BR> I'm going to be participating in the American Diabetes Association "Step Out" Walk for Diabetes. The walk will take place on October 12 in Fredrick, Maryland. I am still hoping to get a team together for this. If you are interested in joining me (I have room for a couple of people to ride there with me), let me know and we'll make it happen. If you can't make it, I would appreciate your support. You can make a donation on my website. Every little bit helps! <BR> Thank y... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 12:52:26 EST New to the group Hello! <BR> My name is Deb and I live in Brooklyn Park right between Baltimore city and Glen Burnie. I'm not new to spark but I just found this group and thought I'd join. At one time I lost 23 lbs but this past summer I gained 10 of that back. I'm back trying to lose again but its hard. I'm hypothyroid which makes losing a challenge anyway and gaining very easy. I'm also a ovo-lacto-pescetarian (eats fish + eggs + dairy)no meat. I have eaten this way for 26 yrs of my life. I am the only on... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:23:26 EST Step out to Fight Diabetes! So, I've decided that I want to start finding some charity walks to get involved with. I get some exercise and the cause get support, it's a win on both sides! The first walk that I'm looking at is the Step Out to Fight Diabetes walk. It's something runs through my family and I or my future children stand a decent chance of developing someday. <BR> I haven't registered yet because I was wondering if anyone would like to join me with it and maybe form a team of us. There are two that I'm l... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 23:31:50 EST Hello Hello everyone! I just figured out that you guys were here and thought I would stop by. I live in Laurel but spend a good amount of time down in Kentucky where my husband is stationed (I'm stationed near Andrews). I'm only going to be here a few more months, but could definitely use some support until I leave. Sun, 7 Sep 2008 03:46:34 EST Newbie Hello <BR> I have lived at Ft Meade for almost 2 yrs. I work at Good Samaritan hospital as a Respiratory Therapist. I work night shifts which makes it harder to exercise and eat healthy but I'm workin on it. <BR> I have an awesome pug named Zoe who is also my travel companion. I love to travel, read, dance and meet new people. <BR> I look forward to contributing to the group whatever I can to help make us the BEST we can be. <BR> Heather Thu, 4 Sep 2008 20:29:44 EST Hello!! :) Happy Thursday everyone! <BR> <BR> I can't believe it's taken me this long to join the group! I never really looked into the teams, but I'm glad i did!! <BR> <BR> a little about myself...I currently live in Odenton with my boyfriend and two miniature dachshunds. I work on Ft. Meade and am a huge Terps fan! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <em>30</em> Thu, 4 Sep 2008 10:03:37 EST THE NAME GAME Using Famous People - You take the FIRST LETTER of the previous LAST NAME and make a new name...i.e. Tom Jones - John Wayne - Wesley Snipes.... <BR> <BR> Okay I will start - <BR> <BR> O.J. Simpson Thu, 28 Aug 2008 16:00:10 EST Introduction and saying hello Good morning everyone, my name is Renee and I am in Pasadena, for now, we are moving to Glen Burnie in Sept. My Husband and I moved here Almost a year ago to attend school ( I am a baking and pastry student at baltimore international, he is studying at AACC for creative writing and journalism) <BR> I gained 120# in 6 months almost 4 years ago on hormone therepy for endometriosis. I am finaly off the meds and everything is back under control so I am trying hard to lose the weight I gained. ... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 00:59:04 EST Restaurants and eating out........... Well I am going to start it. I saw someone had the topic to share ideas about eating out. <BR> <BR> 1) At Chili's in Annapolis, a few weeks ago I had the Salmon dinner on the light part of the menu. The meal was great. The whole meal was awesome. <BR> <BR> 2) Does anyone else eat at Three Brothers? And/Or how do you count pizza? <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2008 22:22:44 EST New! Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to this site as well as to this group. I am hoping that joining this group will allow me to reach my goals as well as provide support/motivation for others. <BR> <BR> I live in Severn and would love to connect with an exercise buddy. <BR> <BR> Cynthia Wed, 9 Jul 2008 14:10:42 EST Hello ! I have been a Spark member since the end of June. I really like this sight so far, and was pleasantly surprised to find a local team right in the county I live in. I look forward to chatting with you all and getting to know you!! <BR> <BR> Jeanie Tue, 8 Jul 2008 08:35:05 EST Snap Fitness Does anyone attend Snap Fitness? In any of the locations including Pasadena, Millersville or Linthicum? I'm looking for a partner. Mon, 7 Jul 2008 12:26:59 EST Nosy questions for Wednesday Copy and paste the questions into your post and fill in your own answers. Try to make it one word answers as best you can. <BR> <BR> Your Mood: QUIET <BR> What You're Craving: POPCORN <BR> Your Favorite Day of the Week: FRIDAY <BR> Something that Cheers You Up: GRANDCHILDREN <BR> Something that Depresses You: SCALE <BR> Where Your Keys Are at Night:PURSE <BR> A TV Gameshow You Secretly Get Into: DEAL OR NO DEAL <BR> The Way You Like Your Eggs:SCRAMBLED <BR> The Last Thing You Ordered ... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 08:23:22 EST Games....... ............ A couple of other sites I frequent have game areas set up, I like games, they are fun and make you think??? Would you like to do this here, if so create one that we can play. <BR> Mon, 9 Jun 2008 09:31:23 EST hi!!! hi <BR> i am new to the team <BR> my name is cari <BR> i live in pasadena <BR> i am married and have a 5year old son <BR> <BR> hi everyone!!! <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 2 Jun 2008 12:14:33 EST hi Marylanders I live in Calvert and work in AA. I'm looking forward to participating on this Team as it's nice to talk about topics relevant to Maryland. Wed, 28 May 2008 16:32:22 EST Hello... I moved to Maryland in June of last is so hard to believe I have been here a year already. I just recently moved to Pasadena and was glad to see there was an Anne Arundel County Team. I am 33 and just plain tired of being so out of shape. In January I decided to just be healthier...not I have been faithfully (most of the time) working out and watching what I eat. Sometimes it is harder than others it is nice to see that I am not alone in this. Thu, 15 May 2008 18:37:09 EST 5 Day Challenge Is anyone up for a 5 day challenge starting Monday? All you have to do is stick to your set food plan for 5 days and within your calorie range. Each day that you stayed within your range you post on this thread that you made it through Day 1, etc. <BR> <BR> If we start on Monday it will give you time over the weekend to make sure you have what you need as far as your food requirements are concerned. Thu, 8 May 2008 14:02:16 EST What is going on around town........ ............ I'd like to start this new thread for all of us to share what is going on around town. Such as, festivals, local concerts, farmers markets, park events, ect. <BR> <em>88</em> Mon, 5 May 2008 08:17:10 EST Hello Everyone! Hi! How neat is it that you all started a local team?! My name is Shelly, I'm married, 45, and have four children ages 22, 19, 16, and 9. I never really had a weight problem until after my 9 year old was born. Wow, did things change after he was born! But I will lose the weight. I look forward to getting to know you all! Thu, 1 May 2008 19:08:37 EST New to MD Hi there! I'm Melissa and I'm new to Maryland. My husband is military and this is my first move anywhere. I hope I can join your group. Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:44:13 EST I know I shouldn't have but I did.... I know I shouldn't have but I did have 2 toostie roll pops yesterday and a few Werthers candies. <em>24</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:10:25 EST Show how you feel today with an emoticon <em>20</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:08:12 EST Goals...... What are your goals for this summer, and how do plan to achieve them? <em>252</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2008 21:07:15 EST Dr. Phil Date: Wednesday, 4/9/08 <BR> <BR> Show: Dr. Phil <BR> <BR> Theme: FAT ABUSERS <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2008 07:42:09 EST Hello I am Sherri Hi all! I am Sherri and I am new to Sparks and just wanted to drop in to the local group and say hi! I am not good at posting on message boards and am trying hard to start. I always feel like I am late to the conversation! <em>100</em> <BR> I have been struggling the last two days-and I am only one week in!!! <em>33</em> <BR> I am an emotional eater and I struggle w/counting calories because I first become obsessive, thinking about food all the time and how many calories, fat, sodium blah... Sat, 5 Apr 2008 08:52:05 EST Recipes What Sparkpeople recipes have you made, or what is your favorite recipe right now? <em>302</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 01:28:48 EST Weekend Planning. ......... Have you made your weekend plans. The weekend can bring is so many challenges with running around and being out. Make sure if you are going out to eat, you know what you can eat ahead of time. I have already researched most of the restaurants in my area, so I know if I go there what I can already have. Then it does not become a game of frustration and giving in. Always make sure you take snacks and water with you. They will keep you going and away for the pretzel place and convenience store. ... Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:06:15 EST Weighing.. .......... When do you weigh and how did you chose that day or time? <BR> <em>192</em> Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:05:04 EST Easter....... What are your plans for Easter, and what will be your biggest challenge? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 21 Mar 2008 21:40:39 EST Great idea for a local group. Good morning all- look forward to losing with locals. Have a great day- get outside its going to be a beauty! <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 06:51:07 EST Hello All I'm glad to meet all of you! I was delighted to find that there was a local group! I've been lurking around on SparkPeople for about 2 months now. I live in Severn, practically on top of BWI. I will be 60 in about a month and have 100+ pounds to lose. I have found I've made some changes since I started this path and am working on consistency. There doesn't seem to be any shortage of drama in my life (old Chinese curse - "May you live in interesting times."). My job is mostly a sit down ... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 06:44:16 EST Exercise I did the Walk Away the Pounds 2-Mile tape (I know tape)today. It was great. I will have to check her website out and get some updated (dvd)items. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Wed, 13 Feb 2008 17:22:40 EST Daily Check In <em>244</em> Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:56:23 EST Hey....... .......... Heya, when I saw the teams by geographic area, I though wow. This is a great way to share with other sparkers in the area. Can't wait to hear from you all and get this going. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 8 Feb 2008 15:54:30 EST