SparkPeople Buffalo Gals Team Messageboard Any and all gals from the Buffalo NY and surrounding areas. SparkPeople Buffalo Gals Team Messageboard 2017 What are your goals for 2017? <BR> <em>249</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:25:03 EST September 2016 Events SCRUB RUN 5K <BR> WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 <BR> <BR> Scrub Run 5K and Walk to Benefit Mercy Hospital Foundation and the Catholic Health System Continuing &amp; Home Care Foundation. <BR> <BR> Packet Pickup at Cazenovia Casino on Tuesday, 9/13 from 4-7pm <BR> and Wednesday, 9/14 from 4-6pm <BR> <BR> **You can still register at packet pickup on Tuesday or day of race from 4-6pm** <BR> <BR> Registration / Check-in starts at 4:00 pm <BR> <BR> 5K Run begins at 6:30 pm <BR> <BR> Post-... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:59:29 EST New Season The new season is upon us! Anyone sign up for walks/runs? Lots of good ones to choose from. <BR> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:38:37 EST Run/Walk Group Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> Wondering if any of you may be interested in a Monday morning (930ish) run/walk group? We could meet up once per week and have a goal of walking or running a 5k. Spark offeres some great tools for either running or walking your way to a 5k. <BR> <BR> Just a thought and looking for feedback. LMK! <BR> <em>312</em> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:15:09 EST Hello!! Hi! Just wondering if anyone is still active in the group or who would like to be more active? Anyone running the Holly Jolly or the Freezer 5k? Anyone looking for a running buddy or a race buddy? Are you cross training? Would love to hear from some locals on their running journey. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:47:24 EST YMCA Turkey Trot <BR> <BR> YMCA Turkey Trot - Thanksgiving Day 9:00 am - starting at the YMCA on Delaware and ending at the Convention Center. I'm thinking of walking's an 8k and will jumpstart my walks since I have the Miles for Hope 5k next year. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in walking with me? Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:52:59 EST Pumpkin Run 2012 Hi! Anyone running the Pumpkin Run on Oct 13? My husband and I are registered. <BR> Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:22:43 EST April 2012 Races There are quite a few races going on this month! All races and information can be found on If there's any that aren't llisted, feel free to add them in a comment! <BR> <BR> April 7- Bunny Hop 5k in EA <BR> April 14- 11th Annual Young Life Dyngus Day Dash 5k in Hamburg <BR> April 15 (2)- Nick Orrange Run 5k in Amherst (UB North) <BR> Canisius College Shoes For The Shelter 5k in Buffalo <BR> April 20- 3 Kings Royal Race 5k in North Collins <BR> April 21 ... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 21:04:01 EST mall walking If anyone's interested in walking the galleria, I just made a team for that. It's under Buffalo and other. Here's the link: <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp?gid=54894 <BR> <BR> Feel free to join! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:41:55 EST Free workout Mondays Want to invite each of you to a free WO held each Monday....msg me for more details....we have a blast!!! Sun, 13 Nov 2011 12:15:10 EST Hello You can call me Kittie <BR> i live in Lamcaster <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:54:57 EST Returning Gal Hi all, <BR> <BR> I was a member in my old account, but through a series of events closed my account. I'm back to SP and ready to get my butt in gear. I'm a grad student at UB who struggles with evening binges. Looking for some local support :) Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:46:09 EST New to Group Hello Ladies!- <BR> I have been lurking in this group for a few weeks I guess I can finally introduce myself. My name is Tiffany I am from Seattle but am not settled for good in Tonawanda NY. I have been here for about a year and a half and I in that year and a half I have made alot of changes. I began the South Beach Diet with great success now I stay close to the diet most the time my goal now is to be more active I have been going to a personal trainer 1 a week for the extra push and hones... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:24:54 EST New to the Group Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to the group.. in fact I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct place or not. I am in Buffalo and have been a member of spark for a long time. I have only recently become more serious about working at this as my weight is getting out of control. I was doing great with walking nightly but since the kids have gone back to school I find that I am having a hard time staying on track. <BR> <BR> Joanna Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:13:23 EST Facebook Challenge I have a facebook challenge going on in October...come and join in!!! The more the merrier!!! <BR> Msg me if interested.... <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:31:39 EST Free Fit Club We had our first Fit Club last night and we had a great time and a great workout..there were 9 of us there!!! <BR> <BR> Can't wait for next Monday...all are invited...ITS FREE!!!! <BR> <BR> Want more info, let me know!!!! Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:04:52 EST Come workout for free.... starting on Mondays Sept 19th at 7PM, there will be FREE weekly workouts to a beachbody DVD.....the more the merrier, would love to have you join in the fun..... <BR> If interested and would like more information, please msg me and I will fill you in.... <BR> <BR> Have an AWESOME day!!! Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:41:36 EST Anybody still out there?! Hey gals! Just stopped by and noticed there hasn't exactly been a ton of posts lately lol. Anybody still out there?! Let's get this team going again! <em>224</em> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 23:45:12 EST SMArt Walk for A Cure! Looking for something to do? Want to get some exercise? <BR> <BR> Please feel free to join us at the 8th Annual SMArt Walk for A Cure! <BR> <BR> When: Sat, Aug 6 - 9am Registration, 10 am Walk <BR> Where: Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island NY <BR> Cost: $15 donation <BR> <BR> 1 or 3 mile Walk <BR> Basket Raffle <BR> 50/50 <BR> Picnic <BR> Face Painting <BR> Clown <BR> <BR> Honorary Chairs: Senator George Maziarz and Nicholas Pickolas from KISS 98.5 <BR> Sponsored by: WNY Chapt... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:34:08 EST New gal! Hi all! I'm new to the team, but not SP. It would be nice to chat with local "gals" about Buffalo life, fun events, healthy places to eat, and everything else! Wed, 8 Jun 2011 17:56:47 EST facebook Is anyone else on facebook? I would love to increase me friends, lol i'm sad at only 50...but especially those local interested in health and fitness. Anywho feel free to friend me: <link><BR>00790719774 </link> Wed, 4 May 2011 17:14:27 EST Looking for opinions and help Hi ladies. As part of being a beachbody coach I want to organize a local Fit Club. They are free weekly workouts that anyone can attend where a different workouts from beachbody will be played each week. Right now there are none here in WNY like this. The closest one is in Rochester. So I'm making calls and trying to find a venue for this. I'm hoping for a gym, so i'm calling schools in my own district. But if anyone else has any ideas about a large enough open space like this please l... Wed, 4 May 2011 17:12:29 EST Hello Everyone Hi, I actually think I'm a member under an old name, but I couldn't get it to let me log in....believe it was Mom2JacknKatie or something along those lines. <BR> <BR> But i'm back! <BR> <BR> Things are going well. I've lost 22 pounds since Late January and I'm currently on day 10 of Insanity. Recently became a Beachbody Coach and I'm hoping to start hosting workouts in a month or so where anyone can come and workout to one of the many great workouts beachbody currently offers. <BR> <BR... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:43:29 EST Tour-de-cure bike ride for the ADA Hi Buffalo Gals, <BR> Anyone interested in doing the tour-de-cure bike ride for the American Diabetes Assoc? <BR> <BR> I am registered as an individual but it may be fun to put a sparks team together! Here is the info: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/UpstateNYWNewEnglandArea?pg=entry&fr_<BR>id=7548 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:32:01 EST New!! Hi I'm new to this team and looking for a sparkbuddy, I also work out at the BAC and need a workout partner! <BR> Rebecca Fri, 8 Apr 2011 18:34:39 EST BIRTHDAY Buddies It was brought to my attention that I share a birthday with another Buffalo Gal, so I thought why not get everyone's birthdays? Add your birthday here and get special well wishes on your special day. <BR> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <BR> Mine and BUFFALOKAY's is April 23rd. When's yours? <BR> <em>44</em> <em>475</em> <em>44</em> <em>475</em> <em>44</em> <em>475</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 22:03:18 EST April 2011 Local Events Sorry I haven't been keeping up a whole lot with these local events. But the race season is starting and I want to know who I'll be seeing out there! Here is a list of the remaining events for April. I will for sure be at Shoes for the Shelter 5K on the 10th and the Grand Island Half Marathon on the 30th. If you are racing the GI half please sparkmail me! I will most likely be working at Fleet Feet during the packet pickup and would love to meet you! I might also pick up a race on the 17th if... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 11:03:04 EST Northern States Super Natural Anyone going to the Northern States Super Natural Bodybuilding/Figure Comp tonight? It's at Maryvale High School at 6pm <BR> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:11:33 EST snowshoeing Does anyone here snowshoe?? <BR> <BR> I went out today for the first time snowshoeing with my dad. That is one hell of a cardio workout! Came back after our 2.75 mile hike pretty sweaty. Even with the wind today it wasnt too bad, it was pretty warm after a few minutes of walking. I rented a pair of snowshoes from EMS til Monday night and want to get back out there and do some more and then watch sales and buy a pair. Went to Ellicott Creek Park and did a couple loops there. Anyone interested... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:42:25 EST Looking for motivation and friends! Hi everyone, my name's Shannon. I'm new to Spark People and have only lived in Buffalo since late October. I've been overweight for as long as I can remember. I'm finally at a point in my life were I'm tired of it and I want to take control of my life and weight. The only thing is I know that I cannot do it alone! I need help. I'm hoping I'll be able to make some friends here and we'll be able to keep each other motivated. I'd also love to find a work out buddy, I'm a member at BAC, would lik... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 18:45:56 EST Hi everyone! I'm Deb, and I just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> I just joined sparkpeople a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just now starting to get into actually working the programs. I lost 55 lbs before I got here, but still have almost 70 lbs to go to get to my goal. <BR> <BR> Its going to be a long road to finally get there, but I'll make it! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:43:51 EST biggest loser contest !!!!! wow i start this challenge today for the next three months hmmmm yes i can do it !!!!! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 18:36:22 EST January 2011 Local Events! Don't forget to add anything I missed! I am thinking of bouncing in to the Penguin Run on the 30th. Who's with me? <BR> <BR> January Events <BR> <BR> RACES/WALKS!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> SUNDAY JANUARY 9TH <BR> <BR> Olean YMCA Polar Bear Series (#2 of 6 - 5K) <BR> Bradford, PA <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <B... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 11:49:20 EST New Gal here! Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm a grad student here in Buffalo, at UB. I used to be in really good shape, but stress got to me last year. I gained 40 pounds...eek! I was about 130-135 at my goal weight, shot up to 170. I can get back to 155-160, but nothing below that for very long. <BR> <BR> I have a workout plan that I know works for my body and I can do in the gym at UB (free for students). i know what I have to eat, and am seeing a nutritionist in the area. I also see a counselor for Binge Eating... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:08:22 EST Hard Core! I'd like to share that I believe I am hard core! <BR> <BR> Today I got home from work and new I had to do my C25K was my final workout for week 1 and I had to get it in. I didn't want to go to the gym so I bundled up and put on my fiance's waterproof coat and went for a run in the rain! <BR> <BR> I got in 2.2 miles before I had to call it quits. Not the longest run but certainly tough w/ the water dripping down my forehead into my nose and mouth. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 20:18:14 EST Looking for a workout buddy -- weight training Hi All, I am looking for someone to work out with 2 to 3 times a week that wants to concentrate on weight lifting and muscle building. I am a member of Best Fitness and BAC. I am working with a trainer once a week in group training but we don't seem to be concentrating on one area at a time its more of an all over work out. I want to target certain muscle groups with each workout to build and would really like to learn how to use the cable machines. If anyone is interested in a work out buddy... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:09:43 EST Running Music Hello Ladies! I'm looking for some music to run to. I typically don't have the 'aerobic-y' style of music on my iPod. When I run I usually listen to Nelly Furtado because there's a steady beat behind it. Any suggestions? What gets you moving? I can't wait to read what you have to say!! <BR> -Kristie Sat, 13 Nov 2010 20:43:30 EST Buffalo Gals Event For our first Buffalo Gals official event, it is going to be a true Buffalo event. What is truly Buffalo, do you ask? Well, getting dressed up like a fool and running around in the snow of course. As a group we will be attending the Freezer 5K this year in December. The link for the event is here: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If you are interested in attending as part of the Buffalo Gals team, please let me know as I will be providing t-shirts (probab... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 19:01:07 EST ppl in lackawanna area hi I am looking for people who have dogs looking for play dates /other dogs to play/walk with mine. <BR> <BR> anyone live in the lackawanna/south park area and have 1-2 dogs?? <BR> Fri, 5 Nov 2010 05:05:01 EST November Goals Hey there everyone. There won't be a contest this month, but I am still interested in knowing what everyone hopes to accomplish this month. What are your goals? Share with the group! <BR> <BR> My goals for this month: <BR> 1. Lose at least 6 pounds. <BR> 2. Attend Body Combat every week without fail. <BR> 3. Drink more water. <BR> <BR> Your turn! Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:36:12 EST Any BAC (Colvin) or Best Fitness members??? I am looking for people to work out with on a regulart basis or even meet up once a week and run through a routine. I am currently a member of BAC on colvin until July 2011 when my membership runs up and just recently joined Best Fitness on Eggert (I like it there better!) I have been going around 530am nearly every day, but also go at night now and then. While I know not may people have the desire to get up that early I have no problem putting in another session in the evenings if I have som... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:25:57 EST Daily Challenge Valid 10/7 to 10/10 Get your bonus points! Answer these questions right here and you get the points. Easy no? Just make sure your answer is posted before the end of the day on the 10th! GO! <BR> <BR> 1. What is the best way to de-stress after a horrible day? <BR> 2. What is the best natural spot in Buffalo? What is the best hidden treasure (natural or no?) <BR> 3. If someone gave you $50 right now, what would you do with it? Thu, 7 Oct 2010 23:42:47 EST October Contest Here is your October challenge. The prize will probably be a relaxing spa package or pampering session at a local salon. I will be purchasing and sending you your prize myself as a thank you for being an active team member! I really want this team to be the best Buffalo team around! YAY TEAM! <BR> PLEASE NOTE THESE WILL BE MAILED/EMAILED DEPENDING ON PRIZE. (just an fyi, if mailing is necessary you will have to provide a mailing address. No worries, I am not a creeper) <BR> <BR> The contest ... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 21:44:39 EST November Events! <em>133</em> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>135</em> <em>332</em> <em>60</em> <BR> NON-RACE EVENTS! <BR> <BR> World Run Day 11/7 <BR><BR>/world-run-day-buffalo-2010-ik837 <BR> <BR> Cross in the Park Cyclocross Race 11/7 <BR> Delaware Park <BR> <BR> <BR> Kissing Bridge Cyclocross 11/14 <BR><BR>?id=103 <BR> <em>133</em> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>135</em> <em>33... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 20:52:25 EST October Events! <em>133</em> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>135</em> <em>332</em> <em>60</em> <BR> NON-RACE EVENTS <BR> <BR> Fall Ecology Hike 10/2 <BR> Orchard Park <BR><BR>are-activities/orchard-park-ny/fall-ec<BR>ology-hike-2010 <BR> <BR> Romp in the Swamp Cyclocross Race (CYCLING) 10/2 <BR> Lake LaSalle <BR> <BR> <BR> Springville Road Race 10/3 (cycling) <BR> Route 219 <BR><BR>?id=145 <BR>... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 20:49:16 EST Daily Challenge Challenge for today and tomorrow (9/25 or 9/26): *please note, you must do the challenge TODAY/TOMORROW in order to get a bonus 25 points* <BR> <BR> What are your top 10 favorite things about Buffalo? (What makes the area and WNY in general so great?) Also, what are 3 things you wish could be better? Ready, set, GO! <BR> <BR> (You can post directly to this page or link back to your blog entry) Sat, 25 Sep 2010 17:31:39 EST BAC Biggest Winner Competition Any BAC Members out there? I went to the gym this morning and saw their sign for a biggest winner competition. They held one in the spring as well. Top prize is $1,000. But due to the responses last spring i heard the top prize was much more than that. I plan on taking part, anyone else?? It's 20 bucks and 6 weeks long. What better motivation to lose weight than money... to buy that new wardrobe after you drop the weight! you must sign up by oct 1st and the competition begins oct 4th! Sat, 25 Sep 2010 11:12:19 EST September Contest There is going to be a new contest for each month with REAL prizes. I have yet to decide what the prize will be for this month yet, but when I know you will know. It could be a spa package, lottery tickets, or gift card or something else. I am welcome to suggestions and will be purchasing and sending you your prize myself. I really want this team to be the best Buffalo team around! YAY TEAM! <BR> PLEASE NOTE THESE WILL BE MAILED/EMAILED DEPENDING ON PRIZE. (just an fyi) <BR> <BR> The contest... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 07:21:04 EST Lancaster area Any runners out there in the Lancaster area??? Sun, 29 Aug 2010 11:08:15 EST September Events 2010 Not just races this time...try volleyball, scuba, or fencing! <BR> <BR> NON-RACE ACTIVITIES! <BR> <BR> MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH starts Women Only Adult Exercise Program, Age 50+ only. <BR><BR>vities/orchard-park-ny/exercise-progra<BR>m-2010-oz062 <BR> <BR> September 14th starts Lap Swims Age 18+ Tuesdays and Thursday <BR><BR>vities/orchard-park-ny/lap-swim-tr-201<BR>0-kk992 <BR> <BR> September 14th starts Aquaf... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:21:39 EST New Mascot (name?) I made a little team logo/mascot today and was wonder what you gals think? Do you like her? I think we should name the little girl something cute. Any ideas? Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:46:38 EST August Fitness Events Okay girls, need a reason to get out this month? How about one of these? This is a list of races and fun runs in our lovely Buffalo area for the month of August. I will be posting race listings for our area for each month. So sign up for a run and get moving. If you need help or support in running or walking your first or a faster 5k/10k just spark mail me and I'll give you a free training plan to help you out. I got a few good ones. Most training plans are for several weeks, but don't worry ... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 11:39:50 EST Group Goals? I am looking for some suggestions for some group goals you would be interested in. Any suggestions? <BR> <em>304</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 11:16:00 EST WNY Bike Paths Anyone know of any good bike paths around? Preferably, ones that are MORE THAN a couple miles, and less frequented? I know about the bike path that runs along the Nia Rvr, but that one is usually so busy on nice days. I don't want to have to keep dodging people. I'm checking out the Clarence-Akron bike path tomorrow. Anyone know of any others? Fri, 4 Jun 2010 15:09:51 EST JUNE 26 (SATURDAY) - RIVER WALK AND LUNCH Some of us sparkers got together on May 22 for a walk around the Botanical Gardens. We had a great time talking while we were walking in rain (light rain) but none the less it was really great!! <BR> <BR> So we decided to try again, this time meet at Mississippi Mudd's at around 10:00a.m., go for a walk, and then those that would like to have lunch together - we can eat at Mississippi Mudd's. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, mark your calendars! Watch for updates. <BR> <BR> Talk to later... <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 26 May 2010 17:31:05 EST Hi everyone I'm new here to the site and am looking forward to making some positive changes. I already notice a difference over the last couple of days since joining! I hope this will help me finally reach my goals. I was sick for a long time and now am well so got way out of the habit of exercising and eating well. I am back on track with food but having a hard time with the exercise which is ironic because I used to be an exercise fanatic, lol. I am really wanting to get out and get some walks in. Is t... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 17:49:51 EST Easter Basket Thanks for the Easter basket! Not sure who gave it to me as it came from the Buffalo Gals! Thanks Buffalo Gals! Have a great Easter everyone! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:13:26 EST UB Student ... any one else a UB Bull?? Hi Buffalo Gals! I'm a senior here at UB and will be staying around for grad school. I'm looking to lose 30 pounds and it helps when I have motivation to get to the gym. I recently bought 30 Day Shred and will be doing that, too. Any other students out there? Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:45:43 EST looking for someone to walk with anyone interested i live in cheektowaga looking for a friend i can walk with and help keep me motivated interested call me or text me my name is katie and my number is 716-913-1369 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:38:54 EST MAY 22, 2010 - BOTANICAL GARDENS WALK AND PICNIC Okay, who is up for this? I thought we could meet at the botanical gardens on 5/22, walk and eat lunch..brown bag it...anyone interested???? Thu, 4 Mar 2010 15:51:19 EST March 2010 Ok February was a bust for me. I guess I am lucky I didn't gain any. I plan to get myself back on track and really work on 6 pounds for the month of March. My weight comes off sooooo metabolism sucks even with good workouts so I am hopeful and trying NOT to give up.....wish me luck! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 06:38:48 EST Buffalo Caterers? Time to start wedding planning! Who has caterer recommendations for me? Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:37:28 EST I'm new here Hi, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I am new to the SparkTeam and am in the Buffalo area (Tonawanda). I see that a lot of you are into walking, and this is not a possibility for me. <BR> <BR> I was doing stretching and some stepping holding on to the back of a chair, but I haven't been so good at this lately. I need to get back to that and I want to try some core strengthening that I copied into my word file earlier today. <BR> <BR> I lost 60 lbs 3 years ago, <em>244</em> and went from 197 to... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:50:47 EST Dog Walking I am new to SPARK and really don't know my way around the site yet. But I live in Amherst near the VA and would love to find someone to walk dogs with. Or just walk. I am not employed but do some volunteer stuff and classes. I moved to Buffalo 3 and 1/2 years ago and in that time gained over 10 pounds. You folks have great restaurants. I should probably weigh about 25 to 30 pounds less but right now I'll settle for losing 5 to 10. Let me know if you are in my neighborhood and available... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 20:12:58 EST South Buffalo Hi does anyone live in the South Buffalo area?? The Buffalo area can be really big....Is there any groups that meet for coffee or walks?? Thanks.. Sat, 30 Jan 2010 10:31:27 EST My February Challenge I am challenging myself to work out for 30 minutes 5 times a week and my expectation is to lose 4 pounds.....that is the plan anyway...anyone got any other goals, challenges, them and we'll go for it! Sat, 30 Jan 2010 08:40:06 EST Just starting my "real" life! Hi guys! I'm 24 years old, graduated with my masters in May, and have been searching for a job (not going well) So the lack of a job has been putting me down, and I need to snap out of it. I'm going to the DR in July for a wedding, and want to be 20 lbs lighter for that, and for me! Looking for a buddy or 5 ;) I live out in Elma with my boyfriend and our dog and cat! So message me if you want to chat! Wed, 20 Jan 2010 12:08:00 EST Anyone use Curves? I have been looking at gym/personal trainer options in the area that are not invasive, judgemental or intimidating and I think I would like to give Curves a try. I plan on walking to my local Curves today to check them out. I was wondering if any of you have tried their programs or have any advice or recommendations? Thanks everyone! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:02:54 EST A laugh for the ladies! Ok, I went to the gym Sunday and although I had been going regulary, I had really stopped weight training and had been only doing cardio. So Sunday I decide that I really am gonna get back on track and do some felt great.....did leg presses - 2 different kinds and some arm work.....Monday morning my legs burned like they were on fire....I spent nost of the day walking around and sitting and standing like an old, old lady cause my legs burned so bad....I laughed....I am an idiot.... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 06:30:30 EST New Years Resolution This is a personalized challenge. Choose your most important resolution and state it. Then for each day that you stick to it, according to your own definition, you get a star! I recommend making one post and then editing it throughout the month so you can watch your accomplishment develop! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year and Cheers to your success! <BR> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 19:48:04 EST Hello from South Buffalo! Hi everyone, I was on this site before but kind of faded away, well actually faded away...Is there anyone here is Buffalo, 50+ that is successful in becoming healthy? I find it so much harder now that I'm older..used to drop the pounds quickly before, not anymore, so it is quite discouraging...Looking for some inspiration!! Deb Sat, 2 Jan 2010 05:55:50 EST Fresh Starts ok time to begin again.........a new year, a new attitude and hopefully a new healthy outlook on life.....any good tips or ideas to share people??? Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:51:54 EST My Challenge for January ok for the new year and the new month I will try can too. My goal is to lose 6 pounds during the month of January.....I know strange number but I want more than 5 but still want a healthy goal so 6 it is and 6 is also the number of days each week I will try to work my magic number for January is 6!!!! We can do it!!! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 20:35:51 EST PLANNED WALK: 10/10/09 8AM BOTANICAL GARDENS HI ALL. PLANNING A SOUTH BUFFALO WALK ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH AT 8:00 AM AT THE BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS. <BR> <BR> GET OUT THOSE SPARK T-SHIRTS AND JOIN US! IT'S A GREAT WAY TO MEET MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM AND MAKE FRIENDS! <BR> <BR> If anyone has any questions you can leave them here and we'll get you answers. It really does help to know your teammates. It brings the team closer together. <BR> <BR> Marlene...don't suppose you will be here to join us??? Sat, 3 Oct 2009 15:07:46 EST CHATTER BOX I don't know about the rest of you, but I like being able to go to one thread to check in and see what is going on with my Teammates so I started this one. LOL! <BR> <BR> I was MIA for a bit. My dad is having some health issues but I am home now and trying to get myself back to my healthy living. I think I did way too much damamge to my progress so I am avoiding the scale for a little while. <BR> <BR> How is everyon else doing? <BR> <BR> Hey JamieLynne...have you gone on any walks? Sun, 2 Aug 2009 13:42:59 EST Warm Buffalo Greetings! Hi everyone, <BR> I just discovered this link, even though I've been a member for about a year. I've always lived in the WNY region and I'm interested in various get-togethers with others that are motivated to live healthier lives. I work with a woman with mild disabilities who I would likes group activities as well. I am busy(family of 6), just finished school last May and work 25-30 hours per week and active in church and growing in my faith. Monday (8/3) is my 46th birthday - although my ... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 09:07:02 EST Anyone like to sing?? Each Monday in August my chorus is holding a guest night on Wehrle Dr in the Chtg/Amherst area. <BR> <BR> It's a four part a capella women's group. <BR> <BR> It's a lot of fun and is great exercise at the same time! <BR> <BR> We're putting together a Spark Team to get healthier and build even more stamina, as well! <BR> <BR> PS - There are men's groups in the area, too. I can get more info, if interested. <BR> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 07:27:35 EST Local hiking trips, if anyone is interested! My husband and I have started up a hiking group that does a hike monthly on Saturday mornings. Our next hike is August 1 at the whirlpool. We usually get about 10-20 people. Our group is on facebook as the Buffalo Hiking Group. I can also post more details about the August hike if anyones interested! <BR> <em>295</em> Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:48:21 EST July Challenge For the month of July, with it heating up, exercise and water could be a challenge in its self to accomplish. So lets forge forward with up to 3 stars for the basics of goal meeting. <BR> Example: <BR> Met 8 to 10 glasses of water <em>141</em> <BR> <BR> Met 30 minutes of exercise <em>141</em> <BR> <BR> Met goal for calorie range <em>141</em> <BR> <BR> But, for every extra 30 minutes of exercise you get another star!! <BR> <BR> You can post daily or weekly. <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 03:26:28 EST DAILY CHAT -- Tuesday, June 16, 2009 We are mid-way thru the month at this time. Do you have your eye on a goal for the month. Are you close to achieving it? Share your progress. <BR> <BR> I am not doing too badly. I have finally broken the plateau I was on. i am still having some issues with keeping IN my calorie range. I have had some good days, and not so good days. But I am working at getting it in check again. Tue, 16 Jun 2009 00:49:47 EST DAILY CHAT = Tuesday, June 16, 2009 How are you doing on your Journey? I was curious to hear what types fo exercie everyone does to WORK IT! <BR> I myself and a walker. I have been trying to exercise some strength training into my routine. OUCH! it is difficult at the moment, but I know if I stick with it I should see some results! <BR> What is your routine? Tue, 16 Jun 2009 00:33:55 EST Let's Meet - Last Weekend in June ok, this is where you need to voice your location and day Sat-Sun? Maybe we could have a list of 4 or 5 locations and just rotate through them so a schedule could be made. <BR> <BR> Any and all suggestions... post away. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Marlene Sat, 13 Jun 2009 07:34:52 EST Let's Meet - June 21 ok gals, I am going to be at North Forest walking trail on North Forest & Maple June 21st at 9am. If you are going to meet me please respond to this thread. <BR> <BR> I will post a thread for the following weekend wherever you might like to meet will discuss in that thread. Use this one just to say if you are in. Hope to meet all of you over the summer. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> Marlene Sat, 13 Jun 2009 07:30:03 EST June Challenge Well we are finally to the summer (although we don't know it yet in Buffalo) <BR> oops, said I wasn't going to complain. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I know this is late but we gotta lose 5 pounds this month gals. <BR> <BR> It is my goal anyway... <BR> <BR> Whose up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 06:27:21 EST Today I Will.... Today I Won't.... Today I will get up early and exercise <BR> <BR> Today I won't eat past 7pm Tue, 2 Jun 2009 18:51:17 EST May Challenge ok gals, I will be a maniac the next week packing up the RV leaving on the 27th to Disney Land and then on to the Spark Convention so I don't want to miss posting the May Challenge. <BR> <BR> Walk 5 miles a week. It doesn't matter how you keep record of it, pedometer, treadmill, whatever but it must be a cardio 5 miles not just a stroll in the mall. Because 5 miles is only 1.25 hours at a brisk 4.0. If your brisk walk is slower it might take you 1.5 to 1.75 hrs. This should be very easy.... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 09:09:29 EST SPRING INTO SHAPE - WITH BODYSHAPING BY SANDY Hey everyone :-) I just wanted to pass along some information about the fitness company I work for, since our Spring semester is coming up (next week) and it's a great alternative to a gym membership. I know many of you can't afford a gym membership or don't want that great of a committment...this is a great option. <BR> <BR> Here's all the info: <BR> <BR> Hey ladies, <BR> <BR> I work for Bodyshaping By Sandy and they seriously offer the BEST in group fitness classes. <BR> <BR> They o... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 14:02:08 EST Want to get together? I love putting faces to names. <BR> I think that Spark People convention is a great idea, except I'd rather meet the people that really give me support and motivation... YOU!! <BR> <BR> A while back, some of us thought it would be great to meet at the Botanical Gardens for walk once it's warmed up a little. <BR> Since it's finally getting there, I was wondering if anyone wants to make the plans firm. (Of course, we'd postpone if it rains on our day.) And, I'd like to invite anyone else tha... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 08:29:14 EST just checking in Ok I was away a few days....helped Chaperone 60 high school kids in Syracuse.....the only problem....the food was "kid friendly" buffet every, tacos, chicken fingers, the eating was awful.....haven't gotten on a scale since I got home and I'm gonna give myself a few days to get back to normal before I do....I have a very difficult time losing but I can gain very quickly.....aren't I Anyway, tired and bloated and back on track! Sat, 4 Apr 2009 10:18:50 EST April Challenge This months challenge is to: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise 7 days a week <BR> 2. Drink 12 glasses of water a day <BR> 3. Lose 15 pounds this month. <BR> <BR> ok, April Fools. <BR> <BR> Here's April's challenge!!!! Sign up for what you want to challenge yourself with. You don't have to list it if you don't want. Just make a commitment to yourself if that's what you decide to do. <BR> <BR> 1. Try stepping up cardio from 3x to 5x's a week. <BR> <BR> 2. Do a 5k run/walk since the weather is getting ... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 01:20:53 EST Good habits you've formed I've noticed this month.....when thing were yucky and I should have gotten on here...I get blue and stay I need to fix that...form some better habits....I have made working out a good habit, and I think that one will stick.....I still struggle with drinking the water too.....any good habits you've formed that you'd like to share for some motivation? Sat, 28 Mar 2009 07:44:37 EST Thursday March 19th Check-in I don't know about the rest of you but I am so glad we are one day closer to the weekend. Does anyone have anything healthy planned for the weekend? My plan is to stay away from food and work my butt off! <BR> <em>211</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:33:23 EST St. Patrick's Day Check-In <em>137</em> <em>438</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>438</em> <em>137</em> <BR> HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY GALS!!! <BR> You all must be partying. I remember how Buffalo gets for St. Patricks Day! Hope you are all having a wonderful and fun day! <BR> <em>439</em> <em>441</em> <em>439</em> <BR> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 18:15:11 EST Fun Challenge Answers using the first letter of your first name. <BR> <BR> THEY HAVE TO BE REAL PLACES, NAMES, THINGS. NOTHING MADE UP! <BR> <BR> TRY TO USE DIFFERENT ANSWERS THAN SOMEONE ELSE WHOSE NAME STARTS WITH THE SAME LETTER AS YOURS. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN'T USE YOUR NAME FOR THE BOY/GIRL NAME QUESTION. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have FUN!! <BR> <BR> 1. What is your name: Marlene <BR> 2. A 4 Letter Word: Moon <BR> 3. A Boy Name: Michael <BR> 4. A Girl Name: Maureen <BR> 5. An Occupation: Musicolo... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:58:54 EST Staying on track at home when others don't.... I grew up in a family with some very large people. My mom and a couple of my sister's have been on a multitude of "diets" over the years. One sister even had a gastric bypass. So, even though I never personally had a weight problem growing up, I was exposed to a lot of info regarding weight problems and weight loss options. <BR> <BR> Once I started my own family, I was always aware of what food was available in my home. As a result, all 4 of my kids were healthy and slim. Now that the kids ... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 16:03:07 EST Aloha :-) Hey, my name is Donna, and I'm originally from Lancaster. I left 6 years ago (Navy), and I'm still in Hawaii, but Buffalo will always be home, for me. :-) Sun, 1 Mar 2009 13:52:52 EST March Challenge Buffalo Gals we can do this. Lose 5 pounds this month. It is getting closer every day to summer and we want to look good in that bathing suit!!!! Are you in? <em>9</em> <em>192</em> <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 12:05:55 EST rewards ok....I know we set little goals for you reward yourself frequently? and if so how frequently.....I have my eye on this cute sundress for summer and think I might buy it and use it as a motivator to get those pounds off..... <BR> <BR> I did buy myself a new pair of ones....after my weigh in the other day.... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 06:50:44 EST EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER FOR FAMILY OF FLIGHT 3407 PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST SO IT STAYS ON TOP! <BR> THANK YOU.. <BR> <BR> This is a request to sign a petition for Extreme Home Makeover to build a home for the family whose home, in Clarence, New York, was totally destroyed by Continental Flight 3407 when it struck this home while en route to the Buffalo airport on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 10:20 p.m. The husband, and father, was killed in the house along with 49 passengers and crew members of Continental Flight 3407. The link is... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:26:44 EST Valentine's day ok a few things.....any amazing plans for Valenitne's Day......who's your valentine?? <BR> <BR> I have been divorced for a few years.....but I do have a "friend"....I guess I would say my real valentines are my them like crazy...My Valentine to myself is gonna be to stay focused and really treat myself well by giving me health and happiness.....Happy VDay to all! <em>247</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 06:48:50 EST Favorite Recipes I tied to enter a recipe on the Spark People site, but they don't have Frank's Hot Sauce as an ingredient option. I guess it's not a common pantry staple everywhere in the USA (go figure, lol). <BR> Since I really want you gals to see it... and, I'm sure that most of you will appreciate it... I thought I'd put it on our Team page. <BR> If anyone else has any really good recipes (the "must tries") please, share them. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 05:57:22 EST How you feel with an emoticon Post with an emoticon how you feel. Tue, 3 Feb 2009 20:49:54 EST ruining a great day ok....I have really good days.....good breakfast and lunch, go and work out after work....and then I get home and I overeat at dinner...I don't know why I'm doing this all of a sudden or how to break this...have to do it before it becomes a habit....I want a nice new bathing suit this year so <BR> I really need to get losing! Suggestions? Tue, 3 Feb 2009 17:36:22 EST February Challenge First of all I would like to welcome all new members to our team. <BR> <BR> For this months challenge let see if we can do some sort of aerobic exercise for 30 min 5 days a week. I know this is hard for some of us giving the weather conditions and all but lets try. Look at the positive side... this is the shortest month! This isn't something you have to record or anything just post if you are in and every week let us know if you were successful. Good luck!! <em>418</em> <em>405</em... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 16:39:29 EST Hello, from Lackawanna!! Hey, gals! I'm new to SparkPeople and I'm still learning how to navigate the site. <BR> <BR> I'm currently back with Weigh watcher's and, while I feel it's a wonderful program, I think SparkPeople will be more beneficial for the long haul. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone out there that's been involved with both at the same time and can offer me some advice on how to merge the 2 programs so that I get the most out of them? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 10:59:47 EST LOSE 1 POUND A WEEK OK Gals, I didn't start this in the beginning of the month but it's not to late. Let's start with small goals, one pound a week. Starting this week! Only post when you have lost a full pound. List your starting weight or pounds lost whichever your view is. I will start in the next thread so all can see. Let me know if your in? It will run for 10 weeks which should get us motivated to lose some weight before the summer gets here. At the end of the 10 weeks I will post in order who lost the ... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 21:52:25 EST IF YOU ARE NEW...INTRODUCE YOURSELF! I see there are new members...come in, get comfy and tell us about yourself! We'd love to get to know you! <em>223</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2009 01:08:37 EST staying motivated in the cold this time of year gets to me anyway.....a little blue after the holidays and then this LOOOOONG stretch of winter ahead......what are you gals doing to stay motivated....I am really trying to make sure I get to the gym cause when I leave there and it's so cold and dark I just want to go to Mon, 5 Jan 2009 19:17:48 EST For all you Buffalo Gals This is dedicated to all you Buffalo Gals <BR> Dance By the Light of the Moon <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 00:47:26 EST I'm a Buffalo Gal! Hi Team! I am new to your Team! I am originally from South Buffalo and now live in New Jersey at the top of the Jersey Shore. I am 56 yrs young, married for the 2nd time to the love of my life and have 2 grown married step-children and a first grandchild on the way in Feb 09. I joined SP 3/08 to meet new people who have the same basic issues as I do...namely weight. I am looking forward to getting to know you and having some fun on this journey. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 16:09:29 EST I need to pick myself up and start over I fell down and now I need to get back up, I was losing and feeling great then I got hurt (broke two ribs and fratured my wrist, twisted my knee)and started gaining it all back , now Im struggleing to start over again , cant keep motivated , what can I do? <em>198</em> Fri, 5 Dec 2008 09:46:11 EST back on aug 3 08 It has been awhile since I have been to this team as I wasnt real sure how to use it. I have been going to the bac at the blvd and really love it. I am going to start the body for life program sept 1 and one of the trainers there said he would read the book and help me out with it. Hope he can help but I am doing it with or without his help! Hope to hear from some wny ladies out there! niki Sun, 3 Aug 2008 09:40:28 EST Plans for the weekend? TGIF! It's supposed to be a hot one today! What's everyone doing this weekend? <BR> <BR> We're off to the Allentown Art Festival. My BF has been accepted to display his outdoor steel sculptures - exciting indeed! <BR> <BR> Now we need to clear away those rain clouds!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy the weekend! <BR> <BR> -Carol <em>214</em> Fri, 13 Jun 2008 05:50:38 EST Today's Huddle... I hit enter too soon and can't seem to change it! Anyway - I hope you are all having a great Monday! <BR> <BR> It's my b'day and I plan to enjoy every minute of it. <BR> <BR> <em>177</em> <BR> <BR> Carol Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:04:31 EST Hello! Hi everyone, just wanted to say hello! I'm not actually "IN" Buffalo - I live in Charlotte, NC but I was born & raised in North Tonawanda. I really really miss Buffalo & everything about it, so I'm hoping to connect a bit with my hometown! Thu, 13 Mar 2008 11:24:54 EST I'm new! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself... I'm a "buffalo gal" :) About to finish my 4th year at the University at Buffalo. I'm halfway through my weight loss journey. I started in January at 184 lbs and weighed in at 154 lbs yesterday... yay! big success! I only wish I had found the site sooner! Anyway, 30 lbs to go and I"m looking forward to meeting new people and finding the motivation I need to see this through to the end. :) Thanks! Sun, 5 Aug 2007 00:31:08 EST Buffalo in Bloom/Garden Walk Hello everyone. Did anyone do the Buffalo in Bloom event or the Garden Walk? I'm always looking for fun events to attend in Buffalo that don't revolve around food!!! Have any ideas? <BR> <em>160</em> <BR> <BR> Mary Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:48:46 EST JUST CHECKING IN.. HELLO, HOW IS EVERYBODY DOING? HOPE ALL IS WELL. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE WAS DOING ANY FUN, OUTDOORSY ACTIVITIES? I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY TO EXERCISE WITH, MAYBE PLAY SOME SPORTS, OR WALK OR SOMETHING. IF ANYONE WANTS TO GET TOGETHER LET ME KNOW. I LIVE AROUND THE WINDERMERE SCHOOL AREA. THANKS!! Mon, 9 Jul 2007 02:49:49 EST Best Fitness Has anyone looked into the new fitness club opening on Sheridan and Eggert? I am curious but not curious enough to sit through a sales pitch. Has anyone sat through the sales pitch? Tue, 15 May 2007 19:36:17 EST What keeps you going? I've been having lots of trouble staying in my calorie range, now that I'm actually tracking my food intake properly, I see that it's been way out of control! Anyway, I feel very motivated to just keep at it and I'm not getting discouraged. I love seeing everyone elses success stories, lots of great gals here doing a great job! <BR> <BR> I'm also motivated by not having many cltohes that fit anymore! Mon, 14 May 2007 14:43:25 EST Just coming to vent 2day sry guys! Thu, 19 Apr 2007 18:57:45 EST back again Hi everyone I have neglected my self for the last several months and feel like I am climbing out of a whole. 45 min on treadmill yesterday Firm vid baby steps baby steps really ready for some sun and tulips!!!! Sat, 7 Apr 2007 13:16:18 EST MS Walk- Dunn Tire Park There is a MS Walk at Dunn Tire Park on Saturday May 5th 2007. Check in at 9:00 am and walk starts at 10:00 am. For more info or to register online visit <BR> or call 1-800-FIGHT MS <BR> Tue, 3 Apr 2007 12:49:15 EST New here I've been using Spark people for a few weeks, but just noticed a Buffalo group so thought I'd join. <BR> <BR> I just went on a binge eating and no exercising the last couple weeks because we had to make an emergency trip to Canada for my dh's grandma's funeral. We aren't handling things emotionally right now so I gave myself time to not worry about food and exercise and now I'm ready to start again. I bought a pedometer and jump rope at target today. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to walks... Sun, 25 Mar 2007 17:00:44 EST Can we get a forum Can we get a forum in here going where we chat everyday? Wed, 21 Mar 2007 11:26:13 EST Hello To All New and Old... I've been on a long slump but I want to get back on track, any motivation is much appreciated. <BR> <em>249</em> Starting Fresh Thu, 8 Mar 2007 19:41:57 EST Hi everyone! I just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Michelle. I currently live in Cheektowaga with my husband and my 2 daughters. I grew up in Kenmore. I've joined Spark People about a month ago because I quit smoking and started to put on weight. So here I am. I was amazed to find a team for Buffalo Gals. I look forward to chatting with you all in the future! Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:11:58 EST welcome snowflake snowflake-Just wanted to welcome you to our group !! Hope we will be able to help u in ur journey !! Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:26:09 EST volleyball?? anyone know if there is any place around to play volleyball? leagues, parks, anything? or do any of you play and would you be interested in getting together? Wed, 21 Feb 2007 16:52:03 EST Louis J. Billittier Memorial 5K Run/Walk In May the Heritage Centers will be holding their annual Louis J. Billittier Memorial 5K run/walk. It starts at Chef's Restaurant and goes downtown around the Marina and back to Chef's. The money raised goes the Heritage Centers which has schools and work program for developmentally disable. Both my grandchildren 3 yr old and 4 yd old are developmentally disable (my 4 yr old grandson is high functioning autisic) and attend The Heritage School. The school has been absolutely wonderful for h... Fri, 9 Feb 2007 09:07:00 EST wanta get together would love to meet area local that want get together for encouragement to workout together by walking and any other workout that don't take alot of money out of the pocket if you interested get with me thanks. Wed, 31 Jan 2007 22:33:41 EST Kenmore gal here Hello ladies, <BR> <BR> I'm from Kenmore...this group sounds great :-) <BR> I don't go to the BAC, but actually am an aerobics instructor for Bodyshaping By have probably seen brochures and inserts in the Buffalo News. <BR> <BR> I am getting married on June 30th, and am looking for that little extra support... <BR> <BR> Glad I joined this group :-) <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!!! Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:23:50 EST How are you doing with exercise? I am very happy with myself -- got plenty this week -- at the gym, shoveling snow, and exercise videos! <BR> <BR> How'd you do? Fri, 26 Jan 2007 11:41:50 EST New Here Hi, I just joined this group -- hoping to find some work-out buddies here. I joined the JCC and hope to get there often! Tue, 23 Jan 2007 14:14:37 EST Hi All!! I'm new to spark, and am excited to see that there is a group of locals that are here for support! <BR> Wed, 17 Jan 2007 01:24:24 EST MISSING... hi all! <BR> <BR> sorry i've been missing, i've been going through a pretty rough time emotionally...i'm feeling better and getting back on track. i'm hoping this is what i need to make me feel better... <BR> <BR> how have you been doing? fill me in and keep me posted... <BR> <BR> jillian Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:50:19 EST newbie Hi, my name is Renee and I have been a member of the spark since August but fell off the sparkwagon in October. I jumped back on the Sparkwagon right before the New Year and was looking for a new team to join. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Jan 2007 08:05:16 EST dropping the pounds! I've lost 6 pounds since new years! Just changing those eating habits and eating healthy has helped take off the start of the weight I need to lose! Mon, 8 Jan 2007 07:47:43 EST HELLO 2 EVERYONE HEY THERE, IM NEW TO SPARK, AND THIS TEAM, AS WELL AS SOMEWHAT NEW TO BUFFALO(MOVED HERE A YEAR AGO)WOULD LOVE TO GET TO KNOW EVERYONE AND MAYBE FIND SOMEONE TO HIT THE GYM WITH. PEACE~~ Fri, 5 Jan 2007 17:08:32 EST great day! Stayed in my calorie range today - actually had to eat dessert (graham crakers with fruit spread) in order to get up into my calorie range. Did a cardio workout this morning and am off to do another now! <BR> <em>216</em> Thu, 4 Jan 2007 19:28:42 EST New here! Hi everyone! I am origionally from Grand Island Ny and sure do miss the area - I've been transplanted to KY - just not the same but getting used to it. Sure do miss the zoo - and the food - nothing like buffalo food! Thu, 4 Jan 2007 14:41:22 EST newbie Hi Gals..... I'm Christine from Depew, I'm a mom of three and wife to one. I work in an elementary school in Clarence. I have just began my journey and am looking for local support. <BR> So any tips for using SP? I'm enjoying it so far. I joined a while ago and am now just starting to really use the site any and all help would be great. <BR> Thanks <BR> Christine Thu, 4 Jan 2007 12:40:21 EST RESOLUTION HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! Just wondering what everyones resolutions were? Im about to sit down with a healthy breakfast and then head out for a walk!! Cant wait to hear from you all!! <BR> <em>181</em> Mon, 1 Jan 2007 10:51:59 EST Hi Buffalo Girls, It's Been Awhile!!!! !!!!!!!!!! Hi Ladyfly and the rest of my girls from buffalo, also all the new comers, well I guess I'm new again too. Hope everyones holiday was terrific. I 've had a little journey myself, I lost my job, but 3 weeks before Christmas landed another, with an office of my own, stayed eating right, so I've lost 33lbs since I've been here last. Boy that was tough there for awhile. Well just wanted to drop a few lines before work, I promise I won't stay gone so long. Brendaboo <em>213</em> Fri, 29 Dec 2006 05:49:50 EST How was everyines holiday? Mine was great, but i over did it with the calories. Wed, 27 Dec 2006 12:24:21 EST Sorry IM BACK Hi guys sorry I havent been on in a while. The tuesday before thanksgiving my grandmother suffered a massive stroke and we were told onces they took her breathing tube out she would only live for minutes. But she actually started breathing on her own and we were all there so she was squeezing our hands and telling us she loved us. a few hours later she slipped into a coma like state and was like taht for a week until she passed away. But we were all at her side all the time and then after she... Mon, 4 Dec 2006 11:43:17 EST hi all just going to start checking in on the groups I belong to. Am going to make losing 10% a goal. did 30 min treadmill run 2 walk 4 for 30 min. On track for points. How are u doing w/this cold gray day (is it gray or grey) <BR> <BR> Peace, Chris Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:06:24 EST Holiday food overload I decided to make a forum here so that people who have healthy recipes for thanksgiving dishes or holiday cookies, etc. could post them. Since this is approaching a time that is not so kind to our diets. <BR> Also if anyone has any ideas for great low fat-low cal. substitues you can make to traditional thanksgiving dishes!!! Mon, 13 Nov 2006 10:07:54 EST new day 3rd day of points, ran 2 walked 4 5 cycles for 30 minutes. Am so sick of living fat! Wed, 8 Nov 2006 08:18:20 EST How are you today? i am hanging in there just found my WW Start Kit which I have not been able to find for @ 5 months so i am gearing up. Legs are sore from walking, but going out later. Here i go <BR> Fri, 3 Nov 2006 14:21:27 EST Do you use the meal planner? Or do you do your own thing? Just wondering. Thu, 2 Nov 2006 10:44:04 EST Hi I am new I was feeling so down, have not been doing so well. Saw the local areas link and thought "no one will be from Buffalo," and to my wonderful surprise Western NY was 1st. I am doing Coolrunnings couch potato to 10k. I REALLY want to get serious about setting and reaching goals. Want to be able to play soccer w/my kids (6,5,3)and not be held back by my body. <BR> <BR> Happy Halloween!!!! Peace, Chris Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:50:06 EST Hi I'm new I just wanted to give a heads up that I'm new. haha. <BR> <BR> I've struggled with my weight for too long and I've been working on my own and lost about 17 lbs so far, even though I don't keep this thing updated. I just thought it'd be cool to have some backup from people who are going through the same stuff. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your time <BR> <BR> PS: Happy Halloween! Stay away from the candy. <em>28</em> Tue, 31 Oct 2006 01:27:56 EST bad luck Ok I am finally back online-first the power outage and then my computer crashes.But now Im back and will be posting regularly. Cross ur fingers that my computer doesnt play anymore tricks on me!!! Mon, 30 Oct 2006 09:01:32 EST Blowing my hard work by the end of the day... Hey ladies! Hope everyone is doing well. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice to lend a girl. I feel like I'm constantly doing something or racking my brain so when I finally do get to rest and watch some tv or hang out with family and friends, for some reason food always makes that rest time much more enjoyable. :) I'm not quite sure if it's emotional eating, bored eating or what but I bust these buns at the gym, watch what I eat, and count calories all day long and then feel lik... Fri, 20 Oct 2006 22:27:49 EST welcome Just wanted to say Hi to all the newbies to Buffalo Gals!!! Fri, 20 Oct 2006 17:27:37 EST Power Outage Hi, pretty new to this. <BR> What a terrible time we're having right now, we finally got power on Monday, and have been living with others off and on since the power was out here on Friday. How is everyone dealing with their weight loss efforts? Mine was completely thrown out the window, but am back on track today. Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:53:22 EST Hello Buffalo Gals Hi Buffalo Gals <BR> <BR> I'm Geri from Lewiston. I used to belong to Spark in March and did really well. I got away from it and gained what I lost back. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting you know you all better. <BR> <BR> Geri Mon, 9 Oct 2006 20:59:15 EST ITS SATURDAY! Hi everyone, just thought I'd drop a line to say happy saturday to everyone. Hope you are out doing something fun. HAGD <BR> <BR> Brenda <em>213</em> Sat, 7 Oct 2006 13:06:54 EST autumn color I just wanted to let everyone know that the Letchworth State Parks annual craft fair is this weekend. Saturday- Sunday and Monday all day. It is really not that long of a drive. And it is a great way to get out . We go with our kids and walk around to all the crafter(its outdoors and HUGE) and then take a hike up by the lower and upper falls area. You get a great walk in, get to see ALOT of crafts, and u get to see the great Fall colors. (and after a day of that I usually treat myself to a de... Fri, 6 Oct 2006 09:45:16 EST Just a few questions??????????? ?????????????????? First I'm Brenda, I'm 43 yrs old, and I live in the lovejoy area. Now what I would like to know is exactly what do us Buffalo girls do here, except support each other of course? Wed, 4 Oct 2006 16:20:21 EST STARTING UP AGAIN ok -I admit it I have been slacking and I know Im not the only one(STARLISH_HEHE) Well I gotta get moving - any words of inspiration or death threats anyone would like to share so I get up off my BIG BUTT!!! Wed, 4 Oct 2006 13:22:10 EST 10 pounds gone!!!! <em>244</em> I have finally hit the 10 lb mark!! I can't wait to get below 160 now!! <em>192</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2006 18:34:01 EST what is a tetam map I have just returned after slacking off for the summer and I am ready to commit(or be committed!) Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:52:15 EST Team map They have me living on the wrong street on the map. Any ideas of how to change it??? It looks like I live with Ladyfly!!!???? Sun, 24 Sep 2006 20:05:21 EST biggest loser I am so happy that the new season of biggest loser is here!!!! we should have our own biggest loser race-HEHE!!!! Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:33:42 EST grabbing food I have a real problem just eating food even when I am not hungry. i just find myself grabbing it. Do you guys do this too and how do u fight it off????? <BR> <em>116</em> Sat, 16 Sep 2006 17:02:14 EST spirituality so in this whole process I am not only trying to lose weight and get fit and healthy but I am also doing a whole life renovate/remodel. Keeping what I like and getting rid of the bad. One place Iam interested in input in spirituality. I am very happy being Roman Catholic Religiously but spiritually I am sorting out a "life path". As I said I am Catholic and I do believe in "guardian" angels but I also take certain aspects from other religions. Meditation from the eastern religions- nature res... Wed, 13 Sep 2006 15:21:48 EST Tai Chi and Ab Cross Crunch Has anyone ever tried the new ab cross crunch or tai chi? Sat, 9 Sep 2006 10:04:13 EST BUCKY Ok I know this isnt about weight lose but i have to say THANK GOD they caught Ralgh Bucky Phillips!!!! And a very heartfelt THANK YOU!! to ALL of our law enforcement officers and especially to the family of the trooper who didnt make it. I pray that his infant son will grow up to know what a hero his father was!! <em>232</em> Fri, 8 Sep 2006 23:44:50 EST QUIET it sure is quiet around here....where is everyone???? <BR> <BR> i hope you're all doing well...and exercising hard! <BR> <BR> jillian Tue, 29 Aug 2006 08:34:48 EST weight loss I haven't lost any weight, nor gained in a week. Am I doing something wrong? Wed, 23 Aug 2006 16:19:15 EST welcome THEQUEENOFQUIET Welcome to our team -we cant wait to read your profile and get to meet you. Hope you enjoy this team and find lots of support here. <BR> <em>220</em> Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:57:02 EST WELCOME welcome queenofquiet!!! <BR> <BR> what part of buffalo are you from? <BR> <BR> jillian Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:55:51 EST Walking Do u think walking on a treadmill would count the same as walking outdoors? I also use an incline. <em>231</em> Mon, 21 Aug 2006 15:53:23 EST pamper yourself Hey guys i have been feeling pretty sick lately so I havent been doing as much cardio as normal. I want to pamper myself a little to make myself feel better. Usually I do a pamper tub night where I take a bubble bath and give myself a pedicure. That is getting kinda boring Do you have any inexpensive ideas to pamper myself? Any things you do to pamper yourselves? <BR> <em>137</em> Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:29:10 EST Water Does anyone find it hard to drink all of that water? Does Crystal Light & Coffee count? <em>91</em> Mon, 14 Aug 2006 21:23:34 EST Welcome! Welcome to the group EODEA1978! <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 12 Aug 2006 13:09:53 EST walk/crohns I love walking and one way that i get my family involved in this is by participating in fund raiser walks. We do the Breast Cancer walk in October and as many of you know I have Crohns disease so I will also be doing the Guts and Glory walk in September for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation.If anyone else wants to do it just visit this site: <BR> <em>68</em> Fri, 11 Aug 2006 00:08:31 EST BMI I am so excited i needed to brag a little. For the first time in a while I am in the "average " weight section of the BMI and not "overweight". I am just so excited. I might be at the high end of average but I am there!!!-Also I have been checking everyones weight tickers and you are all doing great !! Keep up the good work!! <BR> <em>7</em> Thu, 10 Aug 2006 23:50:15 EST what does your name say about weight loss... I found this thread on one of the boards. I thought we could have fun with it. Here's mine: <BR> <BR> A-Aerobics 5x times a week <BR> K-Knowing I'm getting healthier <BR> A-Asking God for help <BR> S-Shopping smarter <BR> H-Happier than I've been in a long time <BR> A-Accepting my new life style <BR> M-Making meals at home more often <BR> O-Ordering out less <BR> T-Taking it one day at a time <BR> H-Having breakfast daily <BR> E-Eating the right foods <BR> R-Reaching my Goals <BR>... Wed, 9 Aug 2006 23:12:59 EST welcome welcome Jillian253 we are so glad you decided to join. Please feel free to read through all the past posts we have had alot going on !! Cant wait to continue this journey with you!!! Wed, 9 Aug 2006 16:26:50 EST WoW!! look at our rankings... we really moved up that ranking list, thats awesome!! <BR> <em>244</em> Fri, 4 Aug 2006 21:48:44 EST inspiration I liked how starlish found the magazines motivational. and I was wondering if u guys could let me know -WHAT INSPIRES YOU? <BR> <em>110</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2006 23:33:30 EST magazines So today during my work out-- i grabbed SELF and SHAPE magazine, i feel more motivated, and loose track of time easier when i read them and work out! not to mention i get great healthy snack ideas for when i am done, and more new weight loss tricks! Tue, 1 Aug 2006 15:19:05 EST Hi everyone! What a day! i spent 2 hours at the gym! i feel wonderful. i just need to keep myself motivated! <BR> <BR> sorry i havent been around! i just finished one of my summer classes, and i have been very busy working with my family on the house! <BR> <BR> i hope everyone is being sucessful with their goals! <BR> keep it up!! <em>134</em> Mon, 31 Jul 2006 19:30:02 EST Weigh In? How often do you all weigh in? Weekly? Mon, 31 Jul 2006 13:47:55 EST Ab Lounge Has anyone tried the Ab Lounge? If so, what were the results? Mon, 31 Jul 2006 13:47:18 EST ?? ?killerbs -Beths ?? why do u have two pages? <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 31 Jul 2006 08:27:50 EST Welcome... Welcome BETH.S, to the team!! <BR> <em>199</em> Sun, 30 Jul 2006 23:20:30 EST Did you know?... While couch potatoes may only muster 3,500 steps per day, the figure that is generally recommended to improve fitness is 10,000 steps (that's five miles) daily. At 2,000 steps per mile, that makes the 1.8-mile Ring Road in Delaware Park 3,800 steps. <BR> <em>68</em> <BR> To read the entire article copy and past this link: <BR> <BR><BR>=13287&category=activeinsider&num=0 Sat, 29 Jul 2006 09:39:25 EST fitness buddies Does anyone on here ever meet to workout together? Fri, 28 Jul 2006 18:24:43 EST HI.... hello...I am new to this website and thought I would try to find some Buffalo support. <em>213</em> Thu, 27 Jul 2006 20:19:24 EST How many ways to get your cardio in... How many ways can you think of to get your cardio in...I'll start. <BR> <BR> Vigorous House cleaning <BR> <em>221</em> Arghh, Swab them Decks Matey! Thu, 27 Jul 2006 12:52:46 EST Hi everyone! Hello everyone! I know I haven't been too active on this site since I joined, work's been crazy and all. I really need to do better with my eating habits - I'm COMPLETELY addicted to salt and vinegar chips. Any suggestions on healthy alternatives? (Ever notice that they're the ONLY ones that Baked Lay's don't make??) I look forward to enjoying this site with you guys! <em>88</em> Thu, 27 Jul 2006 12:18:16 EST great snack ideas Hey guys -Im always looken for an easy on the go snack that would fit in your purse and i just found one.Its the Pria powerbar in mint chocolate cookie. Normally i have ther kind of bars but I tried this one today and it is great . It tastes good believe it or not, has only 110 calories , and the best part it is covered in chocolate for the sugar rush. MMMMMMM-If you guys have any other snacks you wanna share with the group please do!!!! <BR> <em>45</em> Wed, 26 Jul 2006 22:28:43 EST quote So I have decided that since I find alot of inspiration in quotes I would share with you guys. I am going to try and post a quote a day here So check them out.Here is the first one: <BR> "Though no one can go back in time and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending"-anonymous Wed, 26 Jul 2006 18:01:36 EST Get the word out If anyone know anyone who needs some support and might be interested in joining out group please let them know about sparkpeople and Buffalo Gals. Im putting up a flyer at the BAC womens club. <BR> <em>17</em> Tue, 25 Jul 2006 09:57:11 EST Water.... I was on weight watchers and we were told that we could drink 2 out of the 8 of our glasses of water as any diet soda, tea, coffee, any liquid. Do u reccomend the same? Or strickly water - non flavored - straight up, water? <em>91</em> Mon, 24 Jul 2006 14:03:27 EST Tunes Ok so I love listening to my Ipod while working out but i am getting bored of the same old songs. If you have any recommendations for fast -upbeat-cardiotype songs please let me know. Right now I mainly listen to Billy Idol and Pink. <BR> <em>216</em> Mon, 24 Jul 2006 09:49:32 EST Welcome Revkittywill we are so glad that you have chosen to join are group. We cant wait to hear more from you and for you to become part of our discussions. If you have any questions or need any help please feel free to ask. We are all participating in this journey togeather. Best of Luck!!-LadyFly <BR> P.S. If you want to talk about your fertility issues I am here for you too. I used fertility medications with my babies too. <BR> <em>183</em> Sun, 23 Jul 2006 18:41:13 EST First day "Today is the first day of the rest of my life" <BR> This is my mantra for the day! I had an awful last couple of days. I started12 days ago on my weight lose journey at 165lb.(yes I know its not about the scale -its about the measurements and how you feel but here me out) So after the first 4 days I lose my first pound. Well two days ago i got on the scale and I was at 167(up2 lb from start weight) and the yesterday i weighted in at 169(up 4 pounds). I was soo depressed . I am working out so... Sun, 23 Jul 2006 09:03:14 EST Drinking is deadly to a diet... I went out last night with my fiance' and we had a few deinks. When I came home, I tracked them. OMG, I could not believe that a white russian has 262 calories and 5.8g of fat. I had three of them, not to mention the chocolate filled with jack daniel of which I sampled two. I would have to do two hours of cardio to work that off. I did a cardio before I went to bed even tho it was my day off just to try and keep the damage down to a min. I can't get over how easy it is to ingest something we ... Sun, 23 Jul 2006 08:55:19 EST welcome revned79 We just want to welcome revned79 to our team. We cant wait to hear from you and see ur profile once its up!!!Hope you enjoy the site and our daily topics. <BR> <em>235</em> Fri, 21 Jul 2006 23:30:50 EST Where is everyone... I noticed that as a team there are a few member who appear to need some motivation, Come on back guys, even if you've fallen of track its not to late to keep trying. <BR> Or maybe you've reached your weight loss goals, we could use some encouragement from those of you who have succeeded. <BR> Maybe you could use a friend to keep you motivated to maintain your success. <BR> Thats what TEAM stands for. <em>215</em> Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:09:15 EST Energy "Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rick"-Sandra Bernhardt <BR> <em>142</em> Fri, 21 Jul 2006 11:04:25 EST new image Hey guys i finally put up the pics I was promising so enjoy!! I hope you like our Buffalo. Its way better then the possible new sabres logo. <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> Thu, 20 Jul 2006 22:48:46 EST Wateraerobics well lately it has been mighty hot in Buffalo so today I decided to give my body a slightly easier and much cooler workout. So I jumped in my pool for some laps and 30 minutes of water aerobics. Its a great way to get outside and exercise on those days its just to hot to go for a walk!!! Any Questions?? ask away I am a trained water aerobics instructor. <BR> <em>237</em> Thu, 20 Jul 2006 20:21:59 EST farmers market One of my favorite things about thia time of year is the farmers market. I go to the one in Tonawanda but the one down town is good too. This is the perfect time of year for fresh fruit. The kid slove the cherries, blueberries, and strawberries mmmmmm. But it doesnt end there - when Fall hits its vegetable time. The squash, pumpkin, and of course the APPLES!! We spend most of teh fall making homemade applesauce, applepie, and my kids favorite applechips!!! So when ur thinking of getting out ... Wed, 19 Jul 2006 16:17:45 EST hey akashamother i see ur online -how are you doing? Tue, 18 Jul 2006 23:05:02 EST welcome emknight22 Welcome to our group emknight22. I hope you enjoy it and we cant wait to visit your sparkpage!! <BR> <em>205</em> Tue, 18 Jul 2006 15:46:24 EST take a hike I love to walk and hike with my family we always go to the same places so I am going to list some of our favorites and if anyone has any others let me know so i can switch it up a bit. Here is my list: <BR> 1.U.B/amherst bike path <BR> 2.isleview/niawanda park <BR> 3.Letchworth state park <BR> 4.Niagara Falls(goat island area) <BR> 5.ellicott creek <BR> let me know if u have any others!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Jul 2006 13:32:13 EST sweaten to the oldies A lady was watching a Richard Simmons exercise video one day when she wasnt very motivated but then she saw a 300lb women in the front row and thought to herself "if she can do it-so can I" <BR> Get up Get out Get Going!!! <BR> <em>9</em> Sun, 16 Jul 2006 23:13:37 EST offline ok I may be offline for a day or two because my hubby just got me a new computer and he has to set it up. Hopefully I will be back on by saturday night. But if I am not here is my inspirational quote for the day: <BR> "DON'T QUIT BEFORE THE MIRACLE" <BR> <em>105</em> Fri, 14 Jul 2006 23:59:08 EST STAIRMASTER Tommorrow is our block sale so I wont be getting to the gym today. So instead I will be doing the "stairmaster"- carrying all of my old babyclothes, toys, etc. from the attic to our front hall. I am going to count how many times I go up and down the stairs and then I will post it tonight. Wish me luck-HeHe <BR> <em>49</em> <em>55</em> Fri, 14 Jul 2006 09:01:16 EST Real Age My husband and i both took the test at and you guys should try it out. It is fun and a little scary. My husband is 27 but his bodys age is 18. My real age is 27 but my body age is 23. It makes you think. Have Fun.Get out. Do Something. <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> Thu, 13 Jul 2006 11:34:19 EST yucky day <em>27</em> <BR> wow its a yucky day here in Buffalo so its off to the gym with me . My new favorite thing is getting to the gym just in time to get on an ellyptical or treadmill and watch my favorite shows(big brother, last comic standing, etc. ). Before I know it i have been going for an hour. The only bad thing is that I am a very verbal TV watcher. At home I m frequently yelling at the TV, bursting out laughing, or getting mad at it. So if you see someone at the BAC biting there lip try... Wed, 12 Jul 2006 10:44:40 EST re BAc Hi Ladyfly I am from the buffalo area and I go to the BAc too BUT I havent been in almost 2 weeks. I have so many projects going that I feel I need to finish before I can feel good about it. Maybe next week whaen my husband is back to work from his vacation. I go to the BAC for women at Evans rd, usually after work . I am glad to see a group set up here . Maybe we can inspire each other. Good luck! Tue, 11 Jul 2006 17:51:32 EST BAC The BAC is offering an awsome deal if anyone wants to join-its really good- Im there 5x a week . <em>34</em> Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:26:51 EST