SparkPeople LONDON ONTARIO SPEAKS Team Messageboard Everyone is more than welcome. Let's make this a group where we all feel comfortable enough to vent what we feel, good or bad. SparkPeople LONDON ONTARIO SPEAKS Team Messageboard Streak Challenge Aug- Oct. Pick a streak you want to work on and challenge yourself to get it done <BR> Post it here and track here.. <BR> <BR> You can choose 2 or more streaks --it is up to you.. make it yours. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:50:02 EST Lovely time today ladies!! <img src="">It was nice to see everyone again! LOVELY DAY!!! Lunch and hot tubbing with the lovely ladies from my Sparks Group!! what a nice time we had!! Thanks to all the ladies for the yummy food they brought and to Judy for hosting! She made it special with the beautiful purple centre piece that so brightened up the table, the tulip napkins, coloured plates, lemonade and letting us hang out in her hot tub! aahh... Thu, 26 May 2016 23:04:08 EST favourite place to walk Hi all....I'm looking for new places to walk to give my daily workouts some variety. My favourite London spot is down by Harris Park and the Forks of the Thames. Where do you like to walk in London? Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:39:01 EST Foam/Mud Run Training what are you doing to get into shape for the 5K foam run ? Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:36:51 EST Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to all on the London Ontario team! I trust your holiday will be full of fun, family and healthy celebrating. Take care and all the best as we anticipate the upcoming year. Don Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:13:38 EST Still trying :) Hi group, just a quick hello to all..letting you know I'm still @ it, just haven't been able to get here often yet..update, more weight loss!! yayyy me :)..another 13.2 pounds, since last post...which makes me feel awesome :)..really watching sugar, and doing good @ adding water(harder for me than watching sugar!! lol)..hope all are well, keep trying , one day @ a time :) Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:59:32 EST Learning to be first. I find for myself..learning to put my best interests first, is hard. To me, I guess I need to "feel" that I am worth that, and it is a learning process, as core beliefs shape us for our future. Self confidence has to slowly grow, and as we learn to be good to our self, the rest follows. I guess when you've had a lifetime of low self worth due to many factors, it's hard to try to undo this. Fear of change, fear of people not accepting the new confidence etc, it all plays a part in a battle aga... Sun, 10 May 2015 08:56:14 EST Just Get Moving <em>521</em> I just want to get all the encouragement I can. I need to get walking. Who's with me? Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:04:49 EST Elvis We went to see Elvis A.K.A. Roy Leblanc at the Grand tonight. We saw Roy win at Collingwood, before he went on to win in Vegas. <BR> Roy's Father was there tonight and he said Roy will now go on to tour in Australia. <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:29:30 EST Walking <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> Just went for a great 5K walk. Even added in a little jogging. 18c out there. <BR> <BR> Take advantage of the warm weather while we can Ladies. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the rest of your day. <em>479</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:07:33 EST Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am getting off light this year. My Oldest Granddaughter is having dinner tonight. Tomorrow we are going to Brampton for the large Family gathering. I am only looking after appetizers. <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:55:12 EST Avocados F.Y.I. I put out a veggie plate with some avocado on it. <em>550</em> . My DH who is not that crazy about avocado asked me what was so good about it anyway? <BR> <BR> I looked it up -- So good for us - Potassium (more that bananas) <em>265</em> <BR> B5- B6 - K - C <BR> Helps with your cholesterol levels <BR> Keeps your b... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:41:34 EST The New Girl Hello everyone! New about a week ago, my name is Sarah and I am 31 yrs old, I have 3 children 13,10,2. I am looking for some support and someone to give support to also. I am usually very energetic but dislike cooking and thinking of ideas to make dinner.I am open to ideas and advice on this! Other interests are biking, reading, doing kid stuff, house renovations, gardening, walking and want to learn more from others! I consider myself fairly easygoing, non judgemental, I treat people how I w... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:14:28 EST Weigh-Ins and Measures hi ladies <BR> <BR> use this thread to post your weighins and measurements if you want to share Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:03:42 EST Happy Halloween Hello Everyone <BR> I am new to the team.I stumbled on Grandmajo's spark page and found she was from London ON. I didn't realize there was a team from London. <BR> <BR> I am retired and married to my DH for for 33 yrs. in Dec.We have 2 boys between us and 3 Grandkids - ages 7,23 and 26. <BR> Lived in London most of my life - born in England. <BR> I lost my weight on W.W. about 8 yrs ago.I am 10lbs over right now which puts me high on the BMI scale. My blood pressure is slightly elevated and... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:57:18 EST RECORD YOUR OCTOBER GOALS hi ladies <BR> <BR> just jot down your goals you want to aim for in October <BR> & come back to check how you are doing or not doing... <BR> <BR> here is a link for recording goals <BR> <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=1595 Mon, 1 Oct 2012 16:29:10 EST UGH I think I need an Exorsist to banish Murphy's Law out of my house! LOL Lately seems like he has taken permanent residence here. Last night was a beautiful coolish breeze, enough to blow mosquitos and flys away so thought I would do some gardening. Hubby had mowed and together we had outside all looking so nice, no stray leaves gardens watered etc. I was doing the last of some dead-heading and trimming when like a dolt I stepped back and caught my brick edging on the gardening and rolled ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:34:17 EST Fit to be tied! I was so angry today. Have been waiting almost 5 weeks for an appt with an E.N.T. Today 3:30 p.m. at our local Hospital, seems he is in this hospital once a week but his office is in Burlington. I arrived early and front desk told me to go upstairs, after inquiring with several nurses and staff a lovely cleaning lady told me he was there yesterday!!!!!!! I know I was correct in going today as I had been told by my Drs. Office! This lady called his office and a very errrr...miserable recep... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:20:38 EST Good morning So what is everyone planning on doing today? Here I am just going to tend to my gardens and trying to figure out what I want to make for dinner. Had such a busy day yesterday so don't have much oomph to do much today LOL. Have a great day and enjoy this beautiful weather <em>334</em> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:50:39 EST fun day Had a great day at Niagara, a lot of walking but as usual no luck at the slots...boohoo. Legs are killing me so at least I know I got in a good workout LOL. Weather was awesome and so nice to have my girlfriend for company, we came back home for dinner then hubby ran her home and left me to then take the dogs for their walk--hmmm no wonder I am sore haha just hope I can get up tomorrow! Have a good night Mon, 9 Jul 2012 22:15:14 EST Weighed in Not sure if you guys have a weigh in day but was so thrilled to see my weigh scale is trying to get back in my good graces and have lost 6 lbs since coming back to SP <em>192</em> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:28:17 EST I am back and raring to go Hi everyone. I look forward to meeting you all. I almost reached my original goal a few years ago and my doctor at the time said I should not lose any more weight as he thought I was fine. Life resumed and then recently I developed a few health issues. Now I am on a mission to lower my cholesterol level and prove to the doctor I can do this and NOT go on medication! I truly believe my body isn't betraying me but this high level has been caused by the last 9 months of stress levels and se... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 01:57:44 EST Lbs. vs Kgs. Good Morning! Can anyone tell me how to change the ticker from kilograms to pounds. Perhaps it is un-Canadian to use non-metric measures, but I'm still weighing myself that way. Right now my ticker indicates I weigh 153.5 kg - NOT! I don't even know what that would be in pounds! I can live with it if it cannot be changed, but thought I would ask. Mavis aka mcviragos Sun, 6 May 2012 10:37:25 EST Walking Partner Needed What I want: <BR> - Somebody to walk with on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> Benefits: <BR> - Motivate each other to walk by being accountable to another person. <BR> - Can set joint schedule and goals. <BR> - Companionship while walking. <BR> - More security while walking. <BR> <BR> About me: <BR> I am a 36 yr. old female that works afternoons so my schedule is awkward for this type of thing. Ideally, I would love to walk when I get home at night, which is around midnight each night, or I'd l... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 02:30:22 EST Hello Team Hi,my name is Lisa,and I am half way between London and Chatham,and as much as I wish I could be posting in the 100 pounds lost club,I have to believe that one day I will,so hello to all,and may we find encouragement,and support <em>213</em> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:51:44 EST If You Use SparkRecipes, Read This I posted the following on the SP message boards under the topic "Diet and Nutrition". <BR> The message is titled "Many Errors In Calculating Shared Recipes": <BR> <BR> "I'm getting a bit frustrated looking at the SparkRecipes. Many wonderful looking recipes... but many errors in calculating the nutritional value of a given recipe. My knowledge of calorie content in food is good enough to catch the big mistakes, but why is this happening? <BR> <BR> To check and see if a recipe or recipe ing... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:20:33 EST Is Sarnia Close Enough? I don't live in London, but by Toronto standards we could call Sarnia a suburb of London. Does that sound o.k.? <BR> <BR> I was born and raised in Sarnia, lived in London for a short time in the 70s, lived in Toronto during the 80s and 90s, then Windsor area for a couple of years, and back in Sarnia for the past 9 years. We almost moved to London 9 years ago, but family obligation called me back to Sarnia. I visit London at least 3 or 4 times a year - love the fabric stores and Mandarin! <BR... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:40:35 EST What's for breakfast? coffee..then some fruit! Sat, 21 May 2011 07:58:02 EST joining the London team I am happy to see there is a London team on here. Although I have been a member of SP for a while, I have just recently restarted to try and get into a healthier lifestyle.... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:26:35 EST Oh, I Miss London! Can you believe it? I miss London! Ok so first of all, I no longer live in London, but I was born and raised there and didn't leave until I was 26. I live in Denver now, but London will always be home. Can I still join the team? <BR> <BR> I would love some new Spark friends from my old home town so please feel free to stop by my page, add me as a friend, shoot me an email, or all three. Good to meet all of you! <BR> <BR> Nan Thu, 3 Feb 2011 18:46:47 EST Health & Fitness Show at Western Fair This weekend, January 22nd and 23rd, there is a Health & Fitness Show at the Western Fair. I was wondering if anyone was planning to go, or had attended in past years? Is it worthwhile? Thanks, in advance, for your input! <BR> <BR> Cheers! :) Fri, 21 Jan 2011 08:34:39 EST Anyone go to Preimier Fitness/Ma emoiselle? I'm looking for a gym buddy! I usually go later at night ( <BR> 7 or 8 pm-ish during the week), but I'd love to have an accountability partner, and meet a new person! Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:45:09 EST Hello everyone! I am new to your team. Hello to all!!! I have been sparking now since May 2010 and I am down 30pounds and have made a lot of changes in my life. I am now ready to step even further out of my comfort zone and start posting. I have been doing all this on my own and now am looking for support close to home. I also just registered for the resolution 5k run and was wondering if anyone else will be doing it this year? Will post this now before I get the cold feet. Look forward to hereing from you. Judy Sat, 13 Nov 2010 10:08:14 EST hey everyone I just thought i would post, i was on here a long time ago but had to leave to deal with some stuff. I am hoping to get to know some people from the london area. I am wanting to lose weight and gain some friends along the way. <BR> <BR> smiles ..Marie Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:58:40 EST Greek Yogurt Does anyone know where in London I could go to purchase Greek Yogurt? I've been looking, but so far no luck. Fri, 13 Aug 2010 18:47:00 EST What gym do you go to? I always love seeing where people like to work out. I go to the Bob Hayward Y. Anybody looking forward to seeing the new North London Y later this year? Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:19:47 EST London and Area Hiking Meetup Group Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that we have a hiking group here in London. We've been trying to come up with hikes at different times so more people can attend hikes. I lead a Monday morning hike, and there always seems to be one on a Saturday or Sunday. Come and check us out. You can find at us <link> </link> and when you get there, under Find Meetup Groups, type in hiking for the interests, and then London, Ontario for your location. <BR> <BR> I really l... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:21:06 EST GAME: Famous People A to Z Just for fun, post famous names alphabetically. You can post real people's names or television/movie/book characters -- whatever you want. <BR> <BR> A = Anne Murray Sat, 22 May 2010 23:44:29 EST GAME: Songs A to Z Just for fun, post song names in alphabetical order. It doesn't matter whether you know the singer's name or not. <BR> <BR> A = Alright Guy (by Gary Allen) Sat, 22 May 2010 23:41:56 EST GAME: Guess Who Will Post Next Who do you think the next person will be to post on this thread? <BR> <BR> I'm going to guess it will be GrandmaJ009. <BR> <BR> Keep smiling!! Sat, 22 May 2010 23:38:43 EST GAME: 4 Letter Word Game Just for fun -- change only one letter and rearrange the rest if you like to create a new 4 letter word. For example, if the first word is "HARP", you could replace the "H" with an "E" and rearrange the letters to make a new word of "PEAR". <BR> <BR> Let's start with the word HAND. Sat, 22 May 2010 23:37:03 EST GAME: 5 Letter Word Game Just for fun -- change only one letter and rearrange the rest if you like to create a new word. For example, if the first word is "CHOIR", you could replace the "I" with an "E" and rearrange the letters to make a new word of "CHORE". <BR> <BR> Let's start with the word SPARK. Sat, 22 May 2010 23:35:40 EST GAME: Two Words -- Change One Just a fun game to keep us getting those posting points. Change only one of the two word phrase to create another two word phrase. For example, if the first post is "Church Choir", the next person could post "Choir Boy" or "Church Bell". <BR> <BR> Let's start with: Happy Hour Fri, 21 May 2010 21:07:08 EST Help on adding a new Food Category Figured it out LOL!! I want to add Special K Granola Bars as snack category but can't find it doing a search all it gives me are recipes. Any ideas :) Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:35:18 EST Hi everyone I don't live in London but live about an hour's drive away depending on what part of town I'm trying to get to. I started geocaching in January so am glad that the snow is gone now and we've been having some fantastic weather. If I'm not geocaching, I'm walking around trails wondering where a good spot to put one would be. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:33:01 EST Thames Valley Trail Association Anyone here a member? I've been walking trails but I don't like to walk them alone. In the paper, they have a listing for the Thames Valley Trail Assocation Ramblers? Does anyone go on these hikes? Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:27:07 EST Dancing .. is anyone going out tonight to go dancing for excerising or just for fun ...i am looking for someone to go out with tonight ...IM me, i will keep checkin in ..can meet up with you and go to some club or something. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 20:05:23 EST hi there i am so glad to find this group to know I'm not the only one in london on this site. i am new to sparks ( about a month ago) not sure when the cut of date is for a person to stop saying their new i guess its when you have learned most of it. I have been in london for five years now, and I'm a full time mom so its hard for me to meet friends within the city, which makes me very lonely here. but i keep myself busy so not complaining ..:) I am looking for friends Offline and in person. <B... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 10:50:25 EST London ON girl needs size 18-20 This is SO EMBARRASSING. I've lost about 100 pounds over the past year, about a size a month and I cannot afford to buy clothes right now to fit my rapidly shrinking body. Right now I'm wearing clothes that are 2 sizes too big. I am SO SORRY I have to ask. If anyone can help, please spark mail me. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:08:12 EST Mary invited me to the London Team. I have no idea how this works and I have just been <BR> happily clicking away on various things. Am sure I will eventually get used to it. Mary invited me to <BR> check in here as she is friendly with someone I know in South Carolina and she knew we both lived in London so connected us up by email. Fri, 26 Feb 2010 22:02:22 EST Feb Challenge? Are challenges something that happen alot in this team? I am wondering if we want to do a Feb Challenge .. any takers???? <BR> <BR> I was thinking - longest streak of at least 30 mins cardio ... <BR> <BR> Or whatever other people had in mind .... <BR> <BR> Just a thought <BR> <BR> Cheers Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:42:19 EST Where did our team goals go Where or where did our team goals ? Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:37:31 EST Hi I'm happy to see a London team. Good luck to you all! We are all in this together & I find it nice that I can get local support. <BR> <BR> Julie <em>87</em> Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:13:32 EST Looking for a Spark Buddy Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined SP in November and had fantastic success right away! I went from 158 to 150 solely by using the nutrition tracker, which made me measure my portions. I didn't try to change anything, just started measuring which in turn started automatic portion control. <BR> <BR> Well, I got ahead of my weight loss schedule and was feeling pretty great about myself and my goal and the journey, and I stopped coming to the SP site for a while. I was still doing fine and even ... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:11:13 EST Tofu Shirataki Noodle - Hungry-Girl Hi Londoners! I`ve been a huge fan of the hungry girl website and cookbooks for some time now and I`ve never been able to find the tofu shirataki noodles that she uses in her recipes. I found them this weekend at the Asia Food Mart out on Hamilton Rd. If you don`t know what they are... f.y.i. they are a no card noodle, gluten free with only 20 cals per serving and less then a gram of fat! Plus 2 fibre and 1g protein. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 22:25:25 EST back to basics this next 5 days we will chart here our <BR> eating healthy <BR> drinking our water <BR> getting in some form of cardio <BR> <BR> do it ladies it will be a habit.. <BR> just copy and paste my post above... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:10:56 EST 28-12-09 Seriously can you say snow squalls <BR> <BR> Todays Weight 239.8 <BR> <BR> I am still not sleeping well this week. I did realize today when I woke that I haven't been using my sound machine. I will use it tomorrow and hopefully will get a good sleep for my last shift of nights. I am still writing everything down I eat in my book and on the Daily Plate which keeps track of calories. Now as long as I stay on plan when not at work I will continue to lose. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 20:33:37 EST Christmas / holiday traditions Anyone want to share their holiday traditions? <BR> <BR> I'm forming some new ones with my b/f, but when i was growing up, we always had friends over for xmas dinner that didn't have family of their own to celebrate with. Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:16:28 EST Need Food Ideas I have finished my first week of nights and now have 3 days of living in daylight. They have changed my schedule again to 12 hr. night shifts starting at 8 pm. I need to figure out lunches that I can take that are carb free and can be eaten while in a car. In otherwords nothing that needs heating up. I have hard boiled eggs, nuts, protein shake, and cold meats that I have cooked, eg; chicken breast, turkey, roast beef etc. <BR> <BR> Do you have any ideas? I need some veggies in there. I need... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:38:44 EST The city was Quiet on my New Job First night of work was a good night not too busy. Got about 5 hours of sleep during the day. Got my schedule for the first month. After Wed. I will 4 days off then start a 4 days on 4 days off routine 10 hour shifts. Will be going in at 9 pm until 7 am. I will be keeping my School Vehicle driving job for a little while but I think after the new year I will give it up b/c I have to be able to get enough sleep. Sat, 5 Dec 2009 19:31:15 EST I haven't been around in a long while and now There is a London Team. I don't actually live in London, I live 40 min. west but I have a new job I start Friday night at midnight in the city so I will be around roaming the streets a lot. I do like the city though. My favourite area is the Byron/Oxford St. West. I shop in and around this area. There is a fabulous Chiropractor in the Plaza at the corner of Boler and Commissioners. Now that I will be working in the city I plan to start seeing him again. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to get... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 23:46:43 EST It's Time ... Good Morning Good Morning ladies, and no offense to any gents on the list, as I didn't check first... poor assumption if I missed ya! I'm just checking in and then heading out for a morning walk before I have my breakfast. Read that is the best way! Have a super-de-dopper day!! :) This is my first posting in probably years, so I count it a new beginning! Looking forward to making some great connections and staying motivated for success! <BR> Sherri. <BR> Sherri. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 08:17:25 EST Rainbow Veggie Challenge Nov2 till Nov6 try and get at least 2 different coloured veggies in your meals each day..simple so let's do this Londoner's come and post.. <BR> <BR> Nov2- brocolli- carrots- zuchini <BR> Nov3- carrots - green beans - potatoes <BR> Nov4- squash- cauliflower- brocolli <BR> Nov5- green beans carrots -- peppers- zuchinni <BR> Nov6..- yam- potato peas <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>147</em> <em>140</em> <BR> <BR> JO Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:47:12 EST Lonely in London Hello Londoners! <BR> <BR> My fiancée and I recently moved to London and I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for clubs/social activities in London. I am 26 years old and not really a contact sport type but I would still like to find an activity where I can meet new people. Sun, 1 Nov 2009 23:19:04 EST Monday to Friday Special Challenge Hi Team London <BR> <BR> This week for 5 days we are going to try and do exercising -some form or other during a time when we will be watching a T.V. program.. This can be any program you will usually sit down to watch for at least an hour.. eg.. CSI.. <BR> During commercials you will do your workouts.. and post here.. <BR> Hope you will all sign up and have fun helping youself to get in some extra cardio time.. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Jo Mon, 28 Sep 2009 14:05:11 EST 5 days of cardio--only 30 minutes Hi Team London... <BR> <BR> this week we will do 30 min. of exercise per day for the 5 days. <BR> Let's do this team! <BR> <em>247</em> Jo Sun, 13 Sep 2009 20:22:47 EST Hi Ya London - I'm a weekender here, I work in Ham Hi There! <BR> <BR> I'm always here in town on the weekends. Friends and family live here. I work in Hamilton during the week, but that's hectic, and I really really do not like the city. So I come here whenever I can! <BR> <BR> Hopefully eventually I'll run into some of you and go for a walk! <BR> <BR> Cheers! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 08:07:51 EST Run for the cure Not sure if anyone here is taking part in this but my husband and myself will be doing the run for the cure for breast cancer October 4th. Its a great cause and well its a bit of excerise to. I am not to the running point yet but walking will still make me proud to be part of this. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 22:42:18 EST the 7 days of Drinking Your Water - 64 oz. a Day! On Sunday we will start the challenge of drinking our 8 glasses of water a day for 7 days.... Who will win this challenge? Post here to track your water in take each day.. <BR> <BR> Aug 30th- <em>248</em> <BR> Aug 31st- <em>248</em> <BR> Sept 1st- <em>248</em> <BR> Sept 2nd- <em>248</em> <BR> Sept 3rd- <em>248</em> <BR> Sept 4th <em>248</em> <BR> Sept 5th. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good Luck everyone -remember we need our water. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>27... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:36:00 EST Jokes of the day... SHOULD YOUNG CHILDREN WITNESS CHILDBIRTH? <BR> <BR> Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-yr old girl to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby.. Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed and after a little while, Connor was born. <BR> <BR> The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Connor began... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:29:53 EST Hey all hi everyone I just wanted to introduce myself. I am shann and am newer to London. I moved her about a year and half ago from Winnipeg. I am actually only going to be living her another 9 months as I am moving to Scotland. But before I move I want to change my life and move with a healthier me. So I am extermely excited about sparks. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:42:03 EST Winner's Circle On this topic I will post the winners for our fun games and give out rewards.. <BR> You may come here to encourage and congratulate the winners.. <BR> <BR> Good Luck to all- Jo <em>247</em> Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:07:38 EST Fun Postings & Games Hi Londoners. <BR> <BR> I have set up this topic for all to post clean jokes and for the team to play guessing games and what nots... <BR> <BR> This will just be an all around fun topic.. <BR> Hope you all will enjoy this one. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>250</em> Jo <BR> <em>20</em> <em>30</em> <em>224</em> <em>246</em> <em>18</em> Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:54:42 EST 7 Day's of Eating your Veggies! Starting tomorrow we will go 7 days eating 3 veggies a day.. This can be done team so sign up and let's do this! <BR> <BR> Copy this onto your post. <BR> <BR> Sunday 9-- got my 3 in - brocolli- carrots - red& green peppers-done <BR> Monday 10- today having yam- brocolli- green beans- done <BR> Tuesday 11 I have eaten green beans carrots and brocolli - done! my veggies!! <BR> Wednesday 12- great day yams- peppers- brocolli..done <BR> Thursday 13- potatoes corn on the cob green beans <BR> Fri... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 13:51:41 EST Activity Partners needed - outside of a gym hi there folks <BR> I'm hoping to find some local people interested in finding some activities and movement opportunties around the city- outside of a gym. <BR> Drop in volley ball, basketball, badminton, dance classes, bike ride, yoga, learn to roller blade - Something to work up a sweat and still be social. <BR> Open to suggestions and ideas <BR> Anyone else interested?? <BR> Cheers <BR> Sharri Thu, 6 Aug 2009 13:39:31 EST Some smiles to brighten your day....... I just got this from a friend and thought it was cute. Hope it makes you smile as much as it did me! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Kathy <BR> <BR> Why do we love children? <BR> <BR> 1) NUDITY <BR> <BR> I was driving with my three young children one warm <BR> summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!' <BR> <BR... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 02:26:09 EST 21 Day Challenge Hi Londoner's.. <BR> <BR> join in our 21 day challenge for July... <BR> It's an easy one for all of us on a healthy journey.. <BR> <BR> Drink your 8 glasses of water per day for the 21 days. <BR> <BR> that's it --- hope you will come and post daily to chart your water consumption. <BR> <BR> Jo <em>223</em> Tue, 7 Jul 2009 22:05:46 EST Farmers Markets around London I'm not sure how many of you know about the farmers markets in and around london. <BR> <BR> I love farmers markets because in the summer you can get local produce for the same price or cheaper then the grocery store. Aside from the fresh produce, the meat vendors are local farmers... the meat is amazing, nothing from a grocery store or costco can beat it. <BR> <BR> I usually go to trails end... anyone else have a fave farmers market? Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:44:05 EST Hi all, new to the group Hi All, imagine what you can find here on SP if you just spend some time looking around. <BR> Quick tntro as I am at work and I work full time. <BR> <BR> I am 48, married with a 19 yr old daughter. <BR> I originally lost 75lbs and in the past 3 yrs gained back 30lbs!!! HELP!!! <BR> <BR> I have since lost 5 1/2 of those but am needing the motivation to loose that rest. <BR> <BR> I hope you have the room for yet another body in your group. <BR> <BR> Take care, <BR> Thu, 11 Jun 2009 07:19:13 EST Hello all! New to this whole spark thing .. took a chance and how cool is it that London is on the spark map .. whoooooooot whooooot! ha ha ha <BR> <BR> This is very cool .. good to hear from people from your own city .. so cudos to whoever created this team ... go team go ... we can all do it .. one day at a time! <BR> <BR> So introducing myself here ... my name is Becky and I am here to battle this weight .. for real this time! <BR> <BR> Cheers!! Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:48:13 EST Anyone want to start a running group? Good morning new member here! <BR> I have been training for the 5k run on Mothers day downtown. Would anyone like to join me? <BR> I run early mornings 5am and weekends live Highbury Oxford area. <BR> Right now it takes me about 35 mins to do the 5k and I think it would be great to run with others..... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 08:17:30 EST work out buddy Is anyone interested in working out at the Sherwood Goodlife? I'm looking for a workout buddy. Or to go hiking. That's my favourite outdoor activity. Tue, 7 Apr 2009 13:14:43 EST Snow... WTF?!?!?!? ??!?!?!?!? Ok Ladies, I'm just venting about the weather. <BR> <BR> It was what, +12-16 on Satruday and there is snow on the ground monday morning??? What the F--k??? Ugh i'm so SICK of winter but IT JUST WONT GO AWAY. <BR> <BR> <BR> ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGUHHHHH. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Gotta love south western ontario weather <em>39</em> Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:15:37 EST Plans for the warm weather Well ladies, the warm weather will be here soon... once mother nature decides not to pelt us with any more snow lol. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have healthy living plans for when it's warm out for at least 3 days in a row? <BR> <BR> I'm excited for all the fresh produce. mmmmm strawberries! Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:43:44 EST Run for Retina Event Hello fellow Londoners! <BR> <BR> Is anyone thinking of participating/ training for/ planning to/ already signed up for Run for Retina? <BR> ( <link><BR>eId=4258 </link> ) <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of signing up for the 5k since I'm free that Sunday (of April 5) and I was wondering if anybody else around here would be interested! <BR> <BR> <em>182</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 20:50:59 EST If anyone knows... A place that is hiring. Both my DH and I are out of jobs and desparate to work somewhere. It's very frustrating being without somewhere to go every day. <BR> <BR> He was a team leader at Keiper (production) and I've been a receptionist and customer care rep (Harris Rebar and Cintas). <BR> <BR> We are both looking for anything. <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd put that out there... I know a lot of people are in our same boat so we are having a really hard time finding jobs. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:21:55 EST Going on a Trip Does anyone have any advice? I'm going on a cruise next week, and I'm kind of worried about not being able to track my nutrition. Any tips on how to stay on track while I'm away?! Tue, 24 Feb 2009 16:21:58 EST New to the London Team Hi everyone, I had no idea there was a Spark Team for London! I've been with Spark People for almost a year now and love it. Looking forward to being part of the team! Sun, 22 Feb 2009 11:26:34 EST Wii Fit Just curious, has anyone tried the Wii Fit or own one? My husband and I have a Wii and we have talked about getting the Fit for it, but I'm not sure it's worth the price! I'd like to know what others think about it before we get one. We tried a friends for a day, but that didn't really let us know if it's worth it. <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:21:15 EST New to the Group Hi; <BR> <BR> My name is Karen, I've been living in London for about 2.5 years now, but have been having trouble meeting people. I live with my husband on the southwest end of the city, across from Westmount mall. I've used Spark before, but life seemed to get in the way, but now I'm back and trying to get ready for summer and all the fun outside activities. <BR> <BR> If anyone out there needs a walking buddy or someone to chat with, I'm here! <BR> <BR> Ciao! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:53:10 EST Hi! I'm new to your group! I'm living in Tillsonburg now, but lived in London before that - I'm glad I found this group. I joined SparkPeople 6 months ago, but really did not commit myself. So I am here now, fully committed to losing weight, getting to my goal, and staying there for good! I would love to find a buddy (or buddies) in order to encourage each other! Sat, 31 Jan 2009 19:11:30 EST Coming to you live from the East side! Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> Just found this group this morning! <BR> <BR> If anyone needs a walking buddy come spring/summer and is on the East side, let me know! <BR> <BR> I also noticed that Trafalgar Public school has programs at night which is awesome! They have step class, non-competitive volleyball, etc. When I'm home full-time I really want to do those kinds of things!!! <BR> <BR> Happy thoughts to you all! Sat, 24 Jan 2009 10:48:17 EST Hiiiiii Yay! Local sparkers! People who can rate Canadian products or give advice on where to get certain things locally. <BR> <BR> Anywhoo, I'm a Western student, who'll be graduating in April (and leaving London to live with my parents). But my parents only live about an hour from London, so that still counts, right? Sat, 17 Jan 2009 20:58:49 EST Any New Years Resolutions?! Last year I decided that 2008 was going to be the year I took control over my life and did something about my weight. AND I DID! For the first time ever, I kept a New Years Resolution! This year, I want to focus on just being HEALTHY and trying new things (things that my weight kept me from doing.)! <BR> <BR> Have you made a New Years Resolution or are you staying away from the idea? <em>104</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:33:26 EST Hungry-Girl (aren't we all?) I thought I would post this website and invite others to post their favorite websites as well. is a great place to find recipes! Believe me, my mom and I have tried quite a few! As well they have published a cookbook that is reasonably priced and available at chapters! Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:28:57 EST The newly revamped YMCA Has anyone been over to the Bob Hayward Y on Hamilton yet? The facility is gorgeous. It would be great to see more Sparkpeople there. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 11:41:58 EST New to this team, can't believe i didn't see it b4 Hi everyone! I'm super pumped to join this group. I've been a spark member since july and for some reason I JUST stumbled on this group. <BR> <BR> My name is Laura and I too, live in south london - Southdale and Dundalk/Jalna area. I'm on this site pretty much every day and so I hope to hear from you all soon!! Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:46:52 EST Merry Christmas everyone! Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and in a few days a Happy New Year! Fri, 26 Dec 2008 22:42:22 EST New to group!!!! I am new to the group and I think it is great that there is a group for London!!! I think that we could really make this group grow and be great encouragement for one another!! I am 24 living in south London and recently had Gastric Bypass! I don't believe that the surgry is for everyone but I believe it was the right decision for me! I feel great and looking forward to a long healthy life! Sat, 13 Dec 2008 08:08:27 EST Does the snowy cold weather limit your exercising? Do you find that you don't go out when the snow is blowing and the temperature drops? Either to go to a gym to exercise, or to do the outdoor exercises that you normally do in better weather? <BR> I didn't go to the gym this morning because of the snow streamers - the gym class is on the other side of London from my home. <BR> Last night walking the dog through snowdrifts by open areas, I wondered if I will soon be shortening our walks. <BR> What do you do in this weather to stay active? Sun, 7 Dec 2008 12:01:47 EST What do you buy yourself as a non-food treat? Now that I care more about my body, I have started to buy brightly-coloured bras as a treat to myself. I buy them at Giant Tiger and don't pay a lot. As I expect to change sizes, I figure the cheap ones don't need to last long. <BR> It makes me feel sassy and sometimes a little sexy to have a bright orange or black push-up bra hiding under my conservative clothes! Wed, 5 Nov 2008 23:22:48 EST hi all Just wanted to introduce myself, I am Sarah I am 29 years old I am from South London near the white oaks area. Tue, 7 Oct 2008 22:51:13 EST Walking/Work Out Buddy - South London! I just joined SparkPeople yesterday and am already realizing that I could get lost on this site! There's so much to do, so many things to read and lots of people to talk to...but that's part of my problem - I need to get AWAY from the computer! <BR> Does anyone else feel the same way? I would love to meet someone in or close to the south London area who wants to get out more, like I do. I work part time in an office and live in the White Oaks area. My schedule is pretty much open for work out... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 14:05:15 EST Body for Life! Hey anyone in London or area want to join me in the 12-week challenge? I am on day 10 and my husband has noticed I have lost weight (after six months of trying with NO results)... and my workout pants are either getting bigger or losing their elastic (I prefer to believe the former). In any event this plan is straightforward and it works. I would love a workout buddy if anyone is interested in joining me for some weight training at the Central Y. I used to be a personal trainer so you can hav... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 21:53:19 EST South London Baseball Does anyone have kids in Baseball/T-Ball this year? My boys are both in it and i am planning on helping with coaching and stuff this year. Tue, 6 May 2008 15:04:00 EST from London, On, and new to SP Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm quite new to SP but i'm liking it. I have been reading the YOAD book and trying to follow some of the tips for the past 8 weeks, i love that book. I've been doing mall walking very day for an average of 45 min. a day. I've lost inches and noticed a change in the way my clothes fit. yesterday i weighed myself and was very glad to find out that i've lost about 10 pounds in the last 2 months yay!! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting people who have similar goals to mine!... Sun, 16 Mar 2008 16:02:56 EST Our own Weight Watchers style help group Anyone consider having almost like a book of the month club. Get together once in a while to discuss stuff. For support, or merely to make a new friend? We can share recipes, helpful tips, and other things. Mon, 3 Mar 2008 15:10:43 EST Hello Everyone! Hello Everyone! <BR> I am new to Spark and I wanted to say hello to all you fellow Londoner's! I am really excited to start losing weight...I just hope I can keep my motivation up! Tue, 12 Feb 2008 01:03:30 EST Splash and Dash I have been looking for a fun event to train for, and here it is: pool swim and outdoor run on March 16, at the university. Distances are either 500m and 5k or 1000m and 10k. Anyone else want to try it? I would love a training buddy/someone to race with... Mon, 11 Feb 2008 17:44:57 EST Hi neighbours I am new to SP... this is day seven. I am a mom (of one), wife (of one), freelance writer, stay at home mom, and boxing coach. I am trying to lose the last ten pounds that have been hanging around since my daughter was born in August 2006 (well really, more concenred that the poinds hung around after breastfeeding ended in September 2007). Having a blast tracking food and exercise and seeing what is going on here everyday. Hope everyone is having a good night and hope to have some weight loss... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 22:34:57 EST Curves Does anyone go to curves? I haven't heard anyone say anything good or bad about that place but i was curious about it. Tue, 29 Jan 2008 09:03:31 EST Looking for a walking buddy I'm in the hyde park/oxford area...looking for a walking buddy for the evening...if anyone is interested, let me know! Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:18:00 EST Also From St. Thomas: I see that there's a few people from my area, which is great!!! I always wanted to meet somebody from my area @ sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> My name is Jennifer, but just call me bullet. For those who live close by I'm a Cashier @ your local A&P store. I go to the "Y" for my excersise routine, which is mostly Tae Kwon Do training. I do TKD 4-5 hours a week, which keeps me pretty busy and very healthy. I also love to swimming, walk outdoors and I've enjoyed running in the past. My favorite walking... Sun, 4 Nov 2007 20:04:13 EST Gyms Hey everyone, Just curious as to which Gyms in the city are the most popular. Which gym do you go to? <BR> I'll start the ball rolling. I've got my membership at the Athletic Club London North. Newly renovated and it's soooo spacious. Sat, 14 Apr 2007 20:22:36 EST Hi Everyone! So, I work with Martha at goodlife and she told me to check out this page. <BR> My name is Sari and I've been using speakpeople (using should be in quotes by the way) for a super long time and had no idea that how many other people in London were taking advantage of this great site! <BR> <BR> I'm really glad to see so many people working towards their goals and I'm hoping that the support that is so clearly availble on these pages will help me to also reach my goals!! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping ... Tue, 13 Feb 2007 08:56:59 EST hello just wanted to say hi got message about this group just thought i would say hi Sun, 28 Jan 2007 15:13:57 EST New from St. Thomas Hope it's OK for me to join the LONDON group!! I am Nancy and am once again getting on board to lose this weight. I am 180 now (and only 5'1") and want to get down to 130 or so. Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:13:32 EST HELLO???? Alright, I've officially been here a week....WHERE IS EVERYONE?! I'm lonely!!LOL!! Mon, 8 Jan 2007 15:13:29 EST Newbie from London!! Hi there. I just joined Spark today!! I'm Christy, and I'm a 27 yr old wifey and mama of 2 girls (6 and 2)....and i could sure use a kick in the butt to reach my weight loss goals!! I'm 180 now, and would really like to find 135 or 140...Thanks!! Tue, 2 Jan 2007 00:54:44 EST Western Fair Anybody going? I've never been. What's your favourite thing to do/see there? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 14 Sep 2006 21:54:02 EST Anyone up for a challenge? Got any ideas to challenge ourselves for September? Like bike, jog or walk the Thames path.... <BR> <BR> We need to keep ourselves motivated. Sat, 2 Sep 2006 14:04:36 EST Anyone here with kids? I realize that we aren't all very chatty, but I thought I'd see what kind of answer I would get here. <BR> <BR> I have a 3 year old and a 4 month old and I'm looking for something to do to keep us all active in London. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Tue, 29 Aug 2006 22:56:53 EST Hello Fellow Londoners! Even though I recently moved about 30 minutes east of London for work, I lived in London (and still own property there) for about 18 years, and consider myself a Londoner through and through. <BR> <BR> I am looking to lose 40 lbs by the end of 2006 and ring in 2007 in style! Sun, 27 Aug 2006 14:20:12 EST Hello Fellow Londoners! Even though I recently moved about 30 minutes east of London for work, I lived in London (and still own property there) for about 18 years, and consider myself a Londoner through and through. <BR> <BR> I am looking to lose 40 lbs by the end of 2006 and ring in 2007 in style! Sun, 27 Aug 2006 14:20:07 EST Hello Fellow Londoners! Even though I recently moved about 30 minutes east of London for work, I lived in London (and still own property there) for about 18 years, and consider myself a Londoner through and through. <BR> <BR> I am looking to lose 40 lbs by the end of 2006 and ring in 2007 in style! Sun, 27 Aug 2006 14:19:33 EST LONDON ONTARIO SPEAKS Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "LONDON ONTARIO SPEAKS" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Everyone is more than welcome. Let's make this a group where we all feel comfortable enough to vent what we feel, good or bad. Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:42:56 EST