SparkPeople Spark Oklahoma- The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=233 Hello Oklahoma! We are here for you every step of the way throughout your journey to a healthy you! So c'mon in, We welcome you! Hope to see you here! SparkPeople Spark Oklahoma- The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=233 Hello from the Shawnee area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x72749080 Hi, I am Denise from Bethel Acres. It was nice to come across a group of Oklahomans. Wed, 4 Dec 2019 15:04:20 EST Hello from Edmond Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x72646555 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I just recently joined Sparkpeople again. This place helped me several years ago get on track to lose some weight. I am currently looking to lose a little more. I am 39, suffer several chronic and rare issues so keeping my health up is my main priority however it is my hardest task. I am always looking for new friends and motivators. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:17:47 EST Push Up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x72369029 Someone mentioned this on the Yes.Fit Facebook page and I wanted to share it here. <BR> <BR> Starts Tuesday, October 1. <BR> <BR> (Don't forget to take pictures on October 1 and October 31 to see progress!) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02fa8782-2b59-4751-b1f2-7d940cf6a0b2.jpg"> Sun, 29 Sep 2019 20:58:48 EST Laundromat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x71897034 I'm looking at a laundromat that is for sale. Half of the building is a laundromat and the other half can be used as another business. <BR> <BR> Besides washers and dryers that work, what are some other things you look for in a laundromat? Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:53:24 EST Benefits of walking in nature. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x71454370 I belong to Yes.Fit and do virtual races. We receive emails from FlatKevin. This was in today's email from FlatKevin. I think it is good to remember so I'm sharing it here... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>573</em> 5 Benefits of Walking in Nature <em>573</em> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> 1. It can make your brain work better. Walking through a forest or green area with trees has been found to aid memory and learning. <BR> <BR> 2 . A forest walk can help lower blood pressure.... Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:41:44 EST 2019 Races, Walks, 5K, Marathons and such. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x71381310 I just posted this for SparkKansas and SparkWichita, but many of these links will also work for Oklahoma, especially if you want to travel to Kansas. <BR> <em>363</em> <em>182</em> <em>311</em> <em>57</em> <BR> Running groups in Oklahoma: <BR> <link>runoklahoma.com/running-groups-in-ok<BR>lahoma/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <BR> Race Calendar - click on the months you are interested in. Many weekends in late April and May, there are more than one events taking place, s... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:05:42 EST December Daily Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x70618771 Welcome to the December Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:50:00 EST An interesting article, IMO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x70423144 So in my email today from SparkPeople was an article I found interesting. A lot of times I might just skim through the articles so I can get the points, but this one caught my eye. <BR> <BR> I liked the part about setting small goals to take the focus off the larger one. I know that they let you count other liquids as water, but I've started making it a goal of mine to drink my 8 glasses of water along with anything else I drink. To be honest that is usually a cup or two of coffee with my I... Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:13:22 EST November Daily Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x70368564 Welcome to the November Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Sat, 3 Nov 2018 23:31:12 EST October Daily Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x70224177 Welcome to the October Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 11:14:28 EST September Daily Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x70080871 Welcome to the September Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:12:32 EST August daily hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x69830260 Welcome to the August's Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Sat, 11 Aug 2018 21:50:17 EST DIY Chia Seed Drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33552x233x69766904 I like the Momma Mia Chia Drinks, but there are only a few flavors available at my Wal~Mart. Besides being able to make your own flavors, these are probably healthier too. Since 2 tablespoons of chia seeds have almost 10 grams of fiber, that's around 40% of the recommended daily intake.* High fiber diets have been linked to weight loss so making your own chia seed drinks could help you lose weight too. <BR> <BR> If you try this, please let us know what your recipe was. <BR> <BR> Ingredients... Tue, 31 Jul 2018 22:17:09 EST Berry Protein Pancake Bites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33552x233x69766801 <link>https://butterwithasideofbread.com/b<BR>erry-protein-pancake-bites/ </link> <BR> <BR> This looks good. I wonder about thinly dicing an apple to add a little to each one. <BR> <BR> Berry Protein Pancake Bites <BR> <BR> Berry Protein Pancake Bites made easy by baking protein pancake batter in the oven with fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with syrup for a delicious, satisfying breakfast. <BR> Prep 10 min Total Time 24 min Servings ... Tue, 31 Jul 2018 21:53:32 EST Berry Protein Pancake Bites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x69760796 <link>https://butterwithasideofbread.com/b<BR>erry-protein-pancake-bites/ </link> <BR> <BR> This looks good. I wonder about thinly dicing an apple to add a little to each one. <BR> <BR> Berry Protein Pancake Bites <BR> <BR> Berry Protein Pancake Bites made easy by baking protein pancake batter in the oven with fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with syrup for a delicious, satisfying breakfast. <BR> Prep 10 min Total Time 24 min Servings ... Mon, 30 Jul 2018 21:39:05 EST Let's talk about the scale vs. tape measures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x69653373 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b031f34-2f37-42f9-851d-70d64a69e1df.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Who weighs every day? Weekly? Monthly? Here is something to think about and remember about weighing... your weight can change depending on the time or day, time of month and water/food intake. <BR> <BR> If you are going to weigh daily, IMHO it is better to weigh in the mornings. When you are weighing you're mainly weighing fluid levels which can change daily and throughout the day. That is ... Sat, 21 Jul 2018 14:07:20 EST It's hot outside. Ideas to stay hydrated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x69648202 As hot as it is here in Oklahoma I was looking for ways to stay hydrated. I came across this online and thought I would share. A link to the article is at the end. <BR> <BR> "10 Great Ways To Stay Hydrated In Hot Weather" <BR> <BR> By Matthew Cenzon. May 7th 2016 <BR> <BR> <BR> Keeping yourself hydrated under hot weather conditions is very important to avoid heat-related illness. Proper hydration becomes even more important when performing strenuous, physical activity in high temperatures... Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:21:59 EST July's Daily Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x69648083 <em>524</em> Welcome to the July's Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:53:15 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x68199499 Hello, I am coming back to SP after several years away. I moved back to Oklahoma from Texas three years ago and currently live in Sapulpa. I am excited to get started and work toward becoming healthier. Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:42:24 EST Back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x67364795 Hi there! <BR> I am a returner. It's been about 5 years, I believe. I am now 45, and weigh 5 lbs more than I did when I walked in to the hospital to give birth to my 7 year old. Ugh. I haven't really cared until recently. But now I can FEEL it. Something needs to change! <BR> I have promised myself not to get obsessed with numbers and calories for now. Just make those changes. Small steps. This week, I am not using the food tracker, but I AM being more conscientious about what I am putting ... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:23:09 EST Anyone from OKC area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x66972744 I am the new team leader at Spark Oklahoma City. If you are in the Oklahoma City area, we'd love to see you on the team board! If you left the team due to inactivity, please come back! I promise we'll have a great time! Sun, 11 Jun 2017 14:21:54 EST New member from T-Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x65133569 Good morning, SparkTeam! I'm Audrie and I'm new here =). A little about me - I'm a recent college graduate in her late 20's from Tulsa, OK who is trying to improve my overall health before my 30's get away from me. <BR> <BR> My short-term fitness goals are to get 30 minutes of cardio every day and to stay within my calorie limits (1200 -1250 as outline by my physician). <BR> <BR> Meeting my exercise goals is going pretty well so far, but I've been having a harder time this last week and a... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 11:59:06 EST Oklahoma is OK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x64601596 What is your favorite thing about Oklahoma? Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:34:12 EST Workout Partner in OKC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x64418086 Good morning all! <BR> <BR> I am in search of a workout buddy in the Oklahoma City area who will motivate me to hit the gym first thing in the morning. If you have a membership at the YMCA--even better! While the kiddos are out on summer break, I can get started as early as 5:30am. <BR> <BR> Hope to meet up with someone soon! <BR> Wed, 25 May 2016 11:55:50 EST New challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x63022717 One pound a day! I am committed! Will post my success. Thank you Sparkpeople. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:23:40 EST Hey Y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x62372429 I'm Nichole from Midwest City. I'm a super proud mother of 3 awesome kiddos. They are all getting thier own lives so I decided it was time to get mine back! Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:19:48 EST I'm a new member. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x62217345 I'm sending you a big "Hello" from Lawton, OK. Sun, 9 Aug 2015 22:38:12 EST Hello Everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x61515222 My name's Cara and I live in OKC. So cool there's an Oklahoma team to join. I'm looking for friends to help me stay motivated. Good luck to everyone. :) Sun, 17 May 2015 19:07:30 EST Hello again Spark People from SW OKC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x61430245 I've been gone for awhile. Here I am again. Trying to seriously do it this time. If the lovely May weather would cooperate. Thu, 7 May 2015 21:05:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x61214323 Hello, I am praying this works for me. I am so tired of being over weight. This is not something new for me. I have always been over weight. In my younger days I was always active. Not so much anymore. I am ready to start anew. I don't want the surgery because I have been sick and had my fare share of them. So Please Help me to put my best foot forward. If anyone has help please let me know. Thank you ,,, I so want to make this work. I will tell you this. I have never in my life ever really b... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:56:17 EST Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x61174230 I was wondering if anyone was doing any of these races? I'm signed up for the half marathon. I've wanted to do it for years. I've done other races of the same length, but I've never gotten around to doing this one. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 18:50:48 EST Hi from Sand Springs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x61171432 Hello! My name is Sarah and I live in Sand Springs. I am 25 and looking to lose about 60 pounds!! I am interested in finding a workout buddy so if anyone lives in the area and is interested, just let me know!!! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 11:15:37 EST Shawnee Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x61042984 Hello! I'm back at SparkPeople since the end of January (I used it before a few years ago). I have one team and now I'm ready to add another. Looking forward to meeting people and being spark friends! I am working on improving my health, and if I lose the 50-ish pounds I have left to lose (to "healthy BMI"), well, that's great, too. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:49:02 EST sparking in Holdenville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x61030626 My name is Rachel. I am staring again in Holdenville,Oklahoma. I am 40, married, with 2 kids and tired of being tired. Hope to get help and help others here. Happy sparking everyone. <em>184</em> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:17:33 EST Spark seeker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x61022557 Second time trying SP, did well the first time. I work full-time, have a teenaged daughter and am engaged to an incredible man. Life is definitely great, but I have got to lose this weight!! Looking for any tips, tricks to make meals quick (but healthy). Fiance is a bit picky (not many veggies and no fish), that is really my only dietary challenge. I also need accountability and motivation. I know I feel better when I'm not carrying extra weight, I'm not afraid of exercise (I was in the milit... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:09:06 EST Ready to win http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x61013878 Hey everyone! I am new to this site and everything it has to offer. I want to heal in my life severely right now! I know it takes one day at a time but it sometimes feels like forever. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to stick with this everything on this site, how to get more involved, and how to succeed even though I might fail sometimes. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:39:08 EST Hello from OKC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60869064 Hello. I just joined after 5 years away from spark people. I miss the motivation, and I'm ready to get back on track. Sun, 8 Mar 2015 06:16:41 EST Just a question not about SparkPeople, tho'. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60690089 I am Just curious as to if there are any Melaleuca Preferred Customers or Directors in this group? I was one over 13 years ago when I lived in Tahlequah. Found it to be a unique product line, but was forced to leave it and other things behind for reasons I care to not discuss. <em>38</em> <BR> I am back with the company that was green when green wasn't cool. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:22:25 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60516941 Hi! Can't wait to get started and see some results! Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:05:00 EST New to the program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60490958 Hi, I'm Terah I am 27, married with a 6 year old daughter and I am very dissatisfied with my figure. In the last I would say 2 weeks I have noticed some pretty big signs that it is time for change. Clothing not fitting the way they should, shortness of breath and the feeling of being tired all the time. I'm 5'8 and about 180lbs I would like to be at least at 160, that is the goal I have set for myself. My biggest problem is motivation I need some where I can get the advice and aid I need to k... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:16:28 EST Trying Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60486061 I signed up again today to motivate me to work on my health. I am hoping I can find a few little baby-step goals so that I don't get overwhelmed with everything I ought to do. I'm in Shawnee and have two boys who do the big 3 sports (football, basketball, baseball), so I'm always running around to practices. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:46:32 EST Hello Spark Oklahoma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60479298 I'm a 40 something mom of a special needs teen. I have been overweight most of my life, but never this unhealthy. When I started getting winded doing everyday tasks and had to go on insulin, I decided it was past time to get healthy again. So far, I love SparkPeople! All the tools I need in one place. Have a great day!! Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:24:14 EST Feeling better than ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60370105 Hi hope everyone has an awesome day I have been working on getting. In better shape for two years I'm down 70 lbs I feel better and really enjoy meeting my daily exercise goals thanks for letting me join I don't have all the tracking down yet but will work on it thanks again Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:14:13 EST Who am I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60282767 No, really. This journey is about finding who the new me is. And who I want to be. I want to be fit, healthy, up for anything. Not afraid to fail, more afraid to NOT try. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:35:41 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60269201 Greetings everyone. My name is Jenn and while I've lived in Texas for years, I was raised in Oklahoma and I have tons of family there still. I lived in Weatherford and Ponca City. My parents live in Edmond and I have family from Hobart to Broken Arrow. I work at a community college for the deaf and hard of hearing in Big Spring, TX. I'm wanting to lose weight because I have several health issues which could all be improved by doing so and I want to be around for my hubby, stepkids, grand... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:08:51 EST New Girl From Choctaw OK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60263684 Hey there! I'm Nichole and I'm from Choctaw, OK. I live here with my husband of (almost) 10 years and our 3 beautiful children. I'm 30 and self employed (although I'm currently looking for another job). I have about 55 lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> At Christmas my father decided to give my mother, my 2 sisters and myself some incentive to lose weight. So we're doing kind of a "biggest looser" challenge. We'll weigh in 3 times before we get together again for Christmas. At each weigh in the biggest... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:50:48 EST New from Shawnee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60207364 Hi! I was active on Sparkpeople a few years ago, but I'm afraid I wandered off track and let life issues get in the way of my health maintenance. Now I'm working on getting back on track! Sun, 4 Jan 2015 09:13:45 EST New from NE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60180403 Hello I am Deana. I am from NE OK near Claremore and Vinita. I am a stay at home mom of 5. I fell recently and it has motivated me to lose weight. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:28:51 EST Newbie from NW OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x60176847 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am Kelli from Carmen. I look forward to being active in this group. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:30:13 EST Trying something new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x59389726 Hello. I'm trying something new to see if making healthier choices will finally stick. Here's to looking better by the summer. :) Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:12:16 EST Hello! I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x59188113 Hello! My name is Carla and I just started this yesterday. I'm 26 and I have two kids. I'm trying to lose my baby fat and get back to a healthy weight. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:57:52 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58809225 I'm new to team and thinking of buying a fitbit and linking to sp. I like power walking and group fitness classes. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:44:50 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58806478 I'm a teacher and start school today. Need help on what to eat while at school. I take my lunch and breakfast and snacks. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:51:20 EST Hi From Edmond http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58790969 Hi everyone. I haven't been on Spark for long, but mostly joined for the support system. I have about 35 lbs to lose. I'm 32, married, and have two small kids. Is there anyone out there from the Edmond area? It would be great to make a friend in my immediate area for accountability and maybe even make a few workouts some time. <BR> <BR> I'm also a great motivator! If any of you need words of encouragement or someone to help with a struggle, please message me. We're all in this together! :) Sat, 9 Aug 2014 15:04:17 EST New to this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58608428 Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this group, I was an active member if the SparkOKC group but since I have moved and that group started to fade away I figured it was time to shake things up! <BR> <BR> My name is Gretchen and I just moved to Enid, and was wondering if anyone else lived in or near Enid would be interested in meeting up for some walks? Currently, I am commuting to the city for work so I'm not as available as I would like to be but I would still like to meet some new people! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:20 EST From Bartlesville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58457333 Hi, <BR> <BR> Decided to rejoin Spark after a long time of being off. I need to get healthy and I have a long ways to go. I am happy to join this team though. My name is Cindy by the way and I am 35 year old mom and wife. I also work at a daycare as an infant teacher. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:17:49 EST From Checotah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58365398 Hi y'all I am Karen from Checotah. I joined this site several years ago.. worked it for awhile then quit. I'm BACK!!!!!!!!! I have been working on a diet for about 2 weeks. I decided we need lifestyle changes or we aren't going to live long. My hubby is fighting me every step of the way. So anyone else from Checotah on here? Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:52:49 EST bequiltn8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58228528 I finally decided I need to take better care of myself-- I have a lot of weight to lose, and I certainly need help doing it. I have just spent 18 months away from my home caring for my ailing 90 yr old mother--has made me realize we don't have forever to do the things we thought we did. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:57:49 EST Joking to make a better self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58111048 Hi.my name is chyna Rochelle, I really need to make a change in my life and need all the support I can get... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 18:45:06 EST This is the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58054897 Hi, I'm Michelle. I'm 43 and am ready to live healthy. I'm experiencing discomfort and ailments that would be better if I shed some weight. I want to grow to be a spunky old lady. I really am excited about this change. I'm ready for the work and effort. But I'm more ready for the results and the rest of my life. Fri, 30 May 2014 22:02:02 EST New from Norman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x58040255 Hi! My names Candace and I am from Norman. I'm pretty new to spark but haven't really utilized it. So far I have lost 46 pounds since the end of Dec 201 through clean eating and exercise l. My next goal is 24 more pounds. I only weight myself every other month so we will see if I reach it June 26. I am hoping this keeps me motivated and I am able to find a great support team. :) Thu, 29 May 2014 15:14:30 EST Walk for A Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x57945025 Today I downloaded an App from WoofTrax.com that tracks my walks and reports them. For every mile I walk the shelter of my choice gets a donation. I think it is like a quarter for every mile and I can take a dog with me on that walk or walk in the name of a Dog at the shelter. <BR> <BR> Today I also took my first one mile walk with Doogie Houser, my red dachshund for the local animal shelter, Nothing Like Accomplishing Three Things at once! Now that Is Multitasking!! <em>30</em> <em>252... Tue, 20 May 2014 23:45:51 EST Hey ya'll from Owasso!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57809973 I'm honored to be here with each of you. It's great to be an Oklahoman. Looking forward to getting more fit. Anybody in Owasso or North Tulsa at all? Thu, 8 May 2014 23:49:05 EST Hello from another Lawtonian! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57635060 I'm looking forward to being an active part of the group! I apparently did nearly all of my weekly fitness minutes on Day 1, so maybe I should tone it down a bit! :P Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:54:25 EST Tulsa Color Run 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x57536978 Who on here is going to The Color Run in Tulsa on April 26,2014? So excited its a blast my husband daughter and I went last yr and we are all signed up to go again. My daughter has been saving her allowance since before Christmas to be able to get all the goodies her little purse can get lol. I will be walking it hope to see some of you there :) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:08:15 EST Hello from Lawton! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57536799 Hi, I am Heather, 38 years old and am ready to change! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:48:41 EST Hello from Vinita, OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57503926 Just a friendly hello from Vinita! Any locals here? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:59:54 EST Hello From BA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57412295 Brand new to Spark People, but really like what I see so far! Just finished my 1st blog entry and ready to start my new lifestyle change! Will be checking in often. Have an awesome day! <em>41</em> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 19:49:43 EST Hi from lil bitty Stroud, OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57407685 Hello everyone.. Hope ya'll are doing great today :) Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:25:22 EST New to spark People not new to eating healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57352633 Hi I'm new here. For a few months I have been using MFP but its kinda getting old with the facebook type feed. I also like how I can customize SP's Macros and set them to something different. I really like how I can add specific weight lifting exercising sets and reps and have it count towards calories burned. MFP there was just one general weight lifting category which you had to guess how many minutes your actually lifting. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:37:15 EST Hi from NW OKC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57331934 This is my first time on a blog. I have tried to lose weight my entire life (I am 40), I have always been bigger than most. I have tried most diets and the weight just comes back. I want to lose weight so that I can be around for my family in the future. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:40:44 EST HELLO FELT, OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57275588 currently live in the grasslands of the Oklahoma panhandle in the corner of CO; NM; TX; KS and OK. although grasslands is no longer an actual description - more like the "dust bowl" days. <BR> My family and I moved here about 6 years ago for me to administrate the medical dept in a prison near here. <BR> Forced into early retirement due to Heart attack, COPD, and cancer now realize I have to lose weight to live - want to lose 30 lbs by May 29th. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:21:39 EST From Altus, ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57265300 Hi! <BR> I just rejoined after about 4 years away from the site. Man things have changed... <BR> Are there any on here from the Altus/Lawton area? Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:32:41 EST Hello Spark Oklahoma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x57020193 I joined in February, but am finally getting around to finding my way on this site. It is difficult for me to find time, but I will check in when I can. (I am a caregiver for my sister who has had two brain surgeries and is having a third one next week. I also work overnights.) I have recently managed to work in 15-20 minutes of yoga before bed each day and I try to walk daily although sometimes the only walking I get is thanks to the dog (she likes to stop a lot, but that kind of walk is... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 20:31:06 EST #Streak into Spring Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x56948915 Who in Oklahoma is joining this Healthy Challenge with me? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> This is a simple 10 minute challenge to get us up and moving again after the winter lull. Yes, I realize that we will have more bad weather that will confine some to their homes, but does that prevent us from moving around enough to get our heart rate up? I think not. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> We can do this! <em>381</em> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:04:18 EST Hello from Bartlesville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56838644 I am new to this site, but love the concept. I have several health issue and over the last 3-4 years have gained over 50 lbs, but I wasn't exactly skinny before the weight gain. I am here to learn how to eat correctly and get healthier . I have decided this is my year to get healthier. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:08:13 EST Beautiful Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x56818287 How do you plan on taking advantage of this beautiful weather? Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:25:30 EST New & Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56784789 I am ready to commit to this! I am so excited! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:36:22 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56642711 Hi, I'm Shirley. I am now on SparkPeople through my employer. I already had a SparkPeople presence though. I have so energized by the people in the forums, especially the 50+ members with 10-24 pounds to lose. Thank you and I hope I can help someone too. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:33:07 EST From Muskogee, OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56605670 Hello!! My name is Christa and I am from Muskogee, Ok but currently live in Fort Leonardwood, MO, about to move to Blair, Ne while my husband goes to Korea for a year. I am really excited about joining!!! Sat, 1 Feb 2014 17:17:50 EST ready to change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56485299 new to this site hoping to find people that can encourage me to get this done . Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:31:31 EST Back after long time away. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x56385874 Hello Everyone <BR> Been I long time since I have been on here, 08 to be exact alot has happened . I finally got my RYN GBS surgery back in 09 had some after surgery complications got down to 290 then gave up! After 5 yrs and only 200 lb lose ,I have been stuck at hovering from 290 to 320 =( I still have at least another 170 lbs more to go!!! So I basically have been in a limbo, stopped following my nutritional needs and felt sorry for myself. But, after finding a photo of myself at 490 it... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:50:56 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x56325293 Well I may have found someone to work out with so I'm hopeful Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:31:54 EST looking for workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x56320967 hello all, im new here and im just wondering if there is anyone near mcloud oklahoma who needs a work out buddy.....someone to help me when i dont want to work out and ill do the same in return. Im also a great listener and could really use some help getting out of my rut im in. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:45:30 EST New to Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56283798 My name is Julie and I'm from Oklahoma. I just wanted to introduce myself to the group and get a few friends and contacts to help me in my weight loss journey and maybe I have something to offer down the road to help someone else. I'm 40 yrs. old and would ultimately like to lose about 150+ pounds or more. I'm taking it in small increments. I like to do my working out at the gym although I have a stationary bike at home. I'm married with no children except my cat and dog. I want to lose weigh... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 01:55:49 EST How to stay motivated when no one supports you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x56244294 I have so many things i'd like to talk about but don't have enough time to get into it all so i'll just say I have a hubby that loves to eat and is on the brink of 300 lbs. btw he's 5'7. and my daughter moved in with her 3 boys and they all eat junk food, btw my daughter is 5'5 and 106 lbs. and eats all the time. I'm struggling to eat right and the right portions and work out most days, while the either sit on the couch and watch or complain i'm not giving the attention. I don't to fail and i... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:19:32 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56235151 I joined Spark people to get support in this long journey. I joined WW 1 1/2 years ago and was successful. I lost 30 pounds but not quite sure what happened - I lost my motivaiton. I need to get it back! WW is a good program and I know what to do but have a hard time staying with the program. This is the most successful that I have been with any program. I have about 45 pounds left to lose. Please help me! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 22:04:59 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x56199717 I am called Ducky. I don't use my birth name very much so I will just stick with that here as well. I am just starting this journey. I weighed in before xmas at a bouncy 239. I was devastated. I knew right then that I had to get this under control. I wanted to start by finding a place online that I could go to to get inspiration and motivation. SparkPeople came up ... I wanted a place that could offer ideas for recipes and exercise. SparkPeople came up. I asked around and .... Yep SparkPeople... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:23:13 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56133963 Just wanted to introduce myself to the team. My name is Janna and at this time I'm not in Oklahoma but still living in Indiana. My parents are there and the beginning of May I will be officially. Looking to get involved with the Spark Team in my new state and starting a new direction in my life. A little over a month ago my husband pasted away after a 3.5 year battle with CLL and my life has been turned completely upside down. Looking forward to getting to know you all. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 05:42:17 EST Hi from Clinton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56115768 Hi I'm Toni from Clinton. I look fwd to meeting you all. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 15:47:49 EST Hello from Perkins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x56099124 I have done so many diets and always gained all the weight back. Now I am hoping to be more consistent. I love the Lord! He is my all and then comes my husband and wonderful grown kids along with one grandson. I am hoping to be able to get on here each day. I teach school so when the break we are on is over it is really busy! It seems like I am sick alot so I need to lose weight and get healthy while doing it. I look forward to meeting everyone on here and giving encouragement while being enc... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:14:03 EST Issues with the website? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x55868134 Is anyone else having issues with the website? Having problems with the nutrition tracker and message board.... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 19:56:09 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x55785256 It's a beautiful cold sunny morning in Morris! Done workout, need to shower than Thanksgiving prep! Y'all have a wonderful day and if you are traveling I pray for safe travels and a blessed time. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:44:40 EST First Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x55762148 I've lost 1 lb..... I wish it was more but and happy I lost and didn't gain. Slow & steady, I didn't gain all this weight over night! Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:11:00 EST Hello From Inola http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x55744405 Hi! I'm a mother of 5 and grandmother of 5. I'm trying to get healthier. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:52:20 EST A good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x55738582 Good morning! A very chilly start, 30 degrees, not sure what the wind chill is! Have a Toy Run today with the CMA, thank heavens we will be in our car and not the motorcycle. <em>30</em> Its a good day, This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 09:18:35 EST A good start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x55716146 Breakfast done! Workout done! Time to get on with the rest of my day! Y'all have a beautiful and blessed day! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:38:16 EST Hello from Morris http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x55685997 Hey all, I live in Morris, just moved here in May, I actually just moved to Oklahoma in March. Glad I stumbled onto this site. I am hoping it will keep me on track. Take care and God bless. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:25:41 EST Hi From Guthrie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x55578168 Hi, I am Ren and I live in Oklahoma almost all my life and love the green grass and red dirt. <BR> <BR> I am a Christian, wife, mother of three grown children and grandmother of soon to be 9 grandchildren! <BR> <BR> I love to write blogs, journals, poetry, songs, etc. <BR> <BR> My sweet daughter just bought me a membership to Anytime Fitness. I am really enjoying the challenge but also need motivation and encouragement. <BR> <BR> Please fell free to add me as your friend and glad to be... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:11:57 EST Intro to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x55573825 Hello, Ladies & Gents! I found this site, yesterday. It is absolutely amazing! I am currently trying to master all of the tools provided for success. So far, the only thing I have to offer is; I did not die, yesterday, after eating yogurt or exercising. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> *sips whiskey, rolls ice in glass* <BR> Sat, 9 Nov 2013 12:13:34 EST Sooner then later Holiday Challeng e-Okie's unite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x55470960 How about a 2013 holiday weight loss challenge---let's go for it!! <BR> <BR> This weekend weigh-in and post on this topic..what would you like to lose this holiday season? <BR> I personally would like to get below again 220 soon..... <BR> <BR> Post here to update your progress... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 06:08:32 EST Hi from Kansas, Oklahoma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x55328622 I live in the community of Flint Ridge on the Illinois River just outside of Kansas, Oklahoma. I'm 44 and need to lose over 100 lbs. I just started a contest with a co-worker, thinking this would be a good kick start. A few years ago, I lost over 80 lbs. and said I would never go back. However, here I am again, having gained over 60 of it back. So disappointed in myself, but I know I can only start over and go again. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 10:57:48 EST New from Tulsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x55186682 I've been on Spark for a while now, but couldn't find an Oklahoma team. So glad I found you. I am from Tulsa, retired, married and wanting to lose 90 pounds and get healthier. Looking forward to meeting all of you. <BR> <BR> Colleen Tue, 8 Oct 2013 10:00:47 EST Hi from Dewar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x55111641 I've been a member for a while but haven't taken advantage of this site. I appreciate any input. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 09:55:51 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54962095 Introducing myself. Bartlesville is my town of choice for now. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:48:04 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54943817 Not really sue what I'm doing but hey I'm doing something. I just recently got married, have a new job and have been blessed with two amazing granddaughters. I quit smoking abiout a year ago and of course I have gained weight from that and being happy. I'm looking forward to being the most fit wife and grandma I can be. Looking forward to making this happen with all of the Sparksfamily. <BR> <BR> Today not Tomorrow!!!!!! Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:56:58 EST Healthy Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x54864206 Hello Friends! Do you have a healthy recipe that you would like to share? Why then, come on in here and show us what you got! Hugs, Rose:) Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:41:46 EST Looking For Something Orange! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x54864172 Hello Friends! For all of you that are from the states where the colors change, I know that you will not have any trouble picking out something orange! Now,I am not saying that the people from the states where the colors do not change cannot find something that is orange! #1.You can post an orange emoticon, #2. A food that is orange or has something orange in it, #3. A recipe that calls for something orange and so on and so forth! Anything orange! Are you ready? I think that this should be fu... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:38:44 EST Any ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x54852511 Okay this may sound sooo silly, but I need help! I need to know how I can reduce a recipe like if the amnt per serving is say 1/3 but I only use 2 tbsp how do I figure out the calories etc? Anyone know? <BR> <em>29</em> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:28:43 EST I helped a friend who lost his leg due to diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54843448 Hello! <BR> <BR> I asked to be ignited and today was a day of ignition for me. By helping my friend move, I have supplied a source of physical activity that I needed. That was not my goal. The initial goal was to help him downsize his beautiful living quarters as inexpensively as possible. My nieces and nephews helped me do that. They will be tapingand painting, and carrying the heavy items to the moving van. <BR> I had a wonderful day, though I may have overdone it a little. ;) <BR... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 19:27:55 EST From Tulsa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54808838 Hi Everyone!! I am 34 and from the Tulsa area..Looking for a weight loss buddy!! Fri, 6 Sep 2013 21:41:31 EST I Am Back And Rare'in To Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x54794160 Hello Friends, Have you been in a rut and just could not get yourself going and now you are back and determined to make it work? Well then, let's do it! I am here for all of you and I know that you can do this! If there is anything that you need, please do not hesitate to call on me! Stay focused and never give up the fight to be healthy! Hugs, Your Team Leader, Rose:) <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>243</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 16:56:25 EST Hi from seminole! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54780262 Hello from Seminole. I am sooooo new to all of this so please be patient with me. I am 50 yrs old and have a small farm just outside of town. I am the secretary of our local farmers market and enjoy raising a garden, small livestock and generally being out in the country. I am setting light goals for now so I don't over extend myself with my busy life and family! I hope to just lose 10 lbs by the end of this year and concentrate on healthier eating. I love to cook and I do preserve and can ... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:10:18 EST Share A Positive Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x54651679 Hello Friends, Do you like to hear a positive word? I know that I do! Well then come on in and let's share! Thank you Julia!! <em>220</em> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 09:12:05 EST Hi from Elk City http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54578340 I officially start my life change on 8/21. Until then, I am readying myself for the big changes. I believe 99% of my weight problem is mental...depression, anxiety, happy, sad...it doesn't matter, I eat. Whether I am hungry or not...this vicious cycle stops on the 21st. That is the 30th anniversary of the day my grandfather (AKA Daddy) died and my whole world collapsed. Great time to start building life over again because I have certainly hit rock bottom...AND FROM THESE ASHES, I PLAN TO RISE... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:47:22 EST Greetings from up in ENID! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54563028 I am Jacquie and I have had a lapband since Sept. 2009. On Aug. 23rd I hope to change that. I am due to have my band removed, my gall removed, and a Gastric bypass done! <BR> <BR> Since being banded I managed to go from 247 down to 175 and back up to 197! My A1C's just won't go down, so it is time for a more drastic change to the body! <BR> <BR> Nervous, but ready, you know what I mean! Sat, 17 Aug 2013 23:57:18 EST Off to a great start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54537322 Today's my first day, Hello everyone! I am feeling pretty proud of myself already, first for finally acknowledging that my weight is becoming a problem and second for my strength during dinner. Told my hubby about my plan to lose weight and what does he decide he wants for dinner? Pizza. So he ordered for himself and our son and I ordered a grilled chicken salad. I was mocked for my "rabbit food" and my hubby couldn't resist making exaggerated noises of enjoyment while eating pizza and bread ... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:54:28 EST Checking in from Shawnee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54400337 Starting to get serious about getting the weight going in the right direction. When I clicked over 330, I decided it was time to stop the madness. <BR> <BR> Getting closer to 300 everyday on my way to 240. <BR> <BR> I'm just getting up to speed on how to use SparkDiet as a tool. I'm open minded to suggestions. <BR> <BR> I love crock pot cooking. Mon, 5 Aug 2013 01:31:58 EST Opening Profile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x54334264 Hi SparkOklahoma - <BR> <BR> I saw a comment on another team that I wanted to bring here, since it is a topic that I see as an issue here. Just want to encourage you to consider making your profile public. This will encourage team mates and others to be your Sparkfriend. It helps on some days to have people leave you messages, or even send you SparkGoodies. <BR> <BR> As a team leader I like to acknowledge and recognize team members from time to time for activities they have done, trophies ... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:28:14 EST New member in BA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54235900 Hi, I'm Tony from Broken Arrow and I just joined. I'm 59 and have high blood pressure, Afib, diabetes, and depression. It's time to change my life around. I have lost 28 pounds since the first of December 2012 but for the past two months have stalled out due to not staying focused. <BR> <BR> Going to rejoin the gym in September and that should help me a lot. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:47:13 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54166383 Hi! I am from the OKC area. I have done sparkpeople before but have never stuck to it. I hope this time will be different. I am married with 2 adult children. Sewing is my hobby(addiction) and now I hope to make fitness a second hobby. I really have a lot of weight to lose. I look forward to getting to know you guys. :) Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:23:42 EST Hi from Shawnee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54165075 I joined in January 2013. I have not been on Spark since February. Honestly, life has just been too stressful. I have lost 50 pounds since joining and have 32 pounds left. I am back on Spark because it inspires me to know that there are others fighting this weight loss battle. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:46:50 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54147973 I am a 42 year old single mother from a small town in Oklahoma who is ready to get back into shape. I've talked and griped about it for a while now and am ready to actually do the work. I am excited to get started and see where I will be in a few months. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:56:53 EST New from Claremore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54095170 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just came across this site tonight and decided to join and check it out. So far I am liking what I am seeing. I checked out a few videos and have saved them for later use. I actually plan to get my exercise routine started no later than Monday. <BR> <BR> I know that I really need to start tackling this now. I turned 40 this year and the weight just keeps getting higher. I struggle with walking, getting up from sitting, picking this up and especially exercising, but ... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 01:14:52 EST Spark's new Fitness/ utrition tracker changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x54068696 Hi ya'll - <BR> <BR> Just so that you don't miss out... Spark has a brand new feature you may be interested in knowing about: <BR> <BR> Calorie Ranges Based on Fitness Tracking <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=n<BR>ew <BR> _feature_calorie_ranges_based_on_fitne <BR> ss_tracking <BR> <BR> So... as an example: the "old" way was a standard number of calories; i.e., maybe 1,800 per day. It didn't change. It assumed everyone was sedentary. <BR> <BR> But now... with this new f... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:07:50 EST Osiyo From Fort Gibson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x54000170 Hi. I'm returning to Spark People for the third time. I've lost weight on here before but lost the motivation over and over. Finally, last Friday at 350 pounds, my heaviest weight ever, I felt motivated like never before. I have two children and a wife that I'd like to stay alive for. I am now walking and watching my diet significantly. I am posting my food diary to Facebook everyday and have found a walking buddy in my 12 yr old daughter. I have a lot of people encouraging me and helping me... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 11:38:53 EST Uploading Photos into SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x53890490 Someone recently asked the best way to upload photos into a SparkBlog or to share a photo within a SparkTeam. I don't pretend to have all the answers - and I thought it was a great question. How do you all get your photos in? How do you keep them from coming in sideways or upside down? And for those of us who use iPhones - is there a way to go directly from iPhone photo stream into our SparkPage? (So far, I don't know of an easy way!). <BR> <BR> I thought maybe those of us who wanted could ... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:35:34 EST Hello from Norman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x53667246 Glad to be a part of the team! Before anyone asks, I wasn't affected by any of the May tornadoes but they did come close and I prayed for all who were affected. <BR> I am married, with two grown children. So my children are now three furr-babies (Izzy <em>239</em> a female Tortoiseshell and BeBop <em>239</em> a male Toyger/Tabby mix, both rescued from a shelter, and Lorelai <em>200</em> a female Blue Heeler that we picked up from Texas at just 6 weeks old. She's now 7 months and just g... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 08:44:25 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x53487646 I would love to know what you all find to be the most beneficial thing about the Sparkpeople site. Sun, 26 May 2013 17:07:42 EST Healthy Recipes For A Healthy You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x53487333 Hello friends! Do you have a recipe that you think someone would like? Well then let's share it! Sun, 26 May 2013 16:35:02 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x53452058 How is everyone doing this wonderful Thursday? :) I am 32 years old, I live in Hobart Oklahoma, do frequent OKC quite often as I was raised there and have friends to visit! I am looking to lose 90 lbs or so. I am looking for buddies in which I can do 5K's with and also the 1 mile walks with. I don't run the full 5K's I do walk too :) They are fun though! Please feel free to check out my page and also add me as a friend! Love to meet you :) Happy Losing :) Thu, 23 May 2013 14:29:15 EST Hello from Ardmore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x53316690 Just realized I joined this group and never said hello... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm a 27 year old female. I like running, reading, politics, video games, and my Oklahoma State Cowboys! <BR> <BR> That's about it. Sun, 12 May 2013 14:45:00 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x53283053 Hello, I just joined today and I am very impressed with the program. My name is Wanda; looking forward to losing some weight for my health. I am wondering if there is a way to save food and calories tracked on a daily basis? When I close and go back I notice my ... (for example) breakfast calories and food eaten did not save. I would appreciate any tips. Thu, 9 May 2013 16:57:13 EST Hey Everyone from Okmulgee!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x53055406 Hey guys, my name is Sarah and I'm 26 years old. I live in Okmulgee and I'm starting OSU-IT this summer for Nutrition. I hope to evientually get into Naturpathic medicine. I started my weight loss journey last August. I have lost 90Lbs so far; only 70 more to go. I haven't seen the other side of 200 since ninth grade, I've always been a bigger girl. I got to the point of having panic attacks and high blood pressure and all that jazz, so I finally got it through my head that making a dra... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:35:06 EST Any One participating in the Walk for MS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x52923992 On Saturday May 4th at the Oklahoma City Zoo there is a Walk for the Cure of MS at 8 am anyone else from Spark People Oklahoma going? I am on a team and will be walking in suppoert of a neice and nephew. Just curious. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:34:36 EST Weight loss friendly restaurants in Tulsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x52741620 I like Jasons Deli. They have ingredient lists and calorie counts on-line. <BR> <BR> Any other suggestions? Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:48:21 EST Hello again from NW OKC! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x52679956 Hi, <BR> <BR> Im Jamie! Im back for a 3rd time to give this a try. I loose weight then I get lazy and it comes back ( no more then 5 or 10lbs) either way but still. I just found out I DO NOT have leukemia or diabeties so that was good news. I want to loose weight becasue I have Lupus and I would feel 100% better if I could loose it I would love to be 155lb but ill just be happy under 200lb... Anyway hi yall wel can all do this together so LETS GO! Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:43:22 EST Another Hello From EDMOND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x52479362 Hello everyone! My name is Jess and I am from Edmond/North Oklahoma City, where I live with my husband and our dog and work as a Labor & Delivery RN. I joined SP and started my journey to a healthier life just this week. While weight loss is part of my goal, I don't want to simply focus on that, I want to become an overall healthier person. I quit smoking on January 1 and now being 60+ days smoke free I am ready to begin working on other aspects to become healthier. Over the next 60 days I am... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 04:26:11 EST Color Run Tulsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x52435841 The Color Run is coming to Tulsa April 20, 2013. Who is going to be there? I had so much fun last year! Doing it again this year! If you go, don't expect to run. The fun is all in the color and having fun with friends. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 22:38:25 EST New to Sparkpeople yet not.Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x52411329 Morning Fellow Oklahomans! I signed up for spark people years ago worked with it for a while then kinda of forgot about it. Still cannot remember my password or any thing like that so I created a new account. I must get my Cholesterol and Blood pressure under control as well as gain some strength. I may have quit smoking and not gained much weight but not much about my health has changed otherwise, if anything it has gotten worse. Diet is prefered over meds to do this. Keep Smiling! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 09:36:02 EST Kinda new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x52240621 Second time on SparkPeople. New to this team. I live in Washington Co. Hope to find some motivation. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:25:47 EST Shout out from Bethany! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x52222694 Hey everyone! Excited to to be re-committing to weight loss & healthy living with SparkPeople. I joined many years ago & just used the food tracker. It did help, but I got burned out just tracking everyday. Over time, the weight crept back on. Actually, in the last year, it's jumped on in leaps & bounds. This time, I'm committing to reading the articles, using the tips and getting involved in the community. Looking forward to kickin' it with my fellow Okies! Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:17:36 EST Another Spark in OKlahoma. Howdy Ya'll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x52208228 I have been a member for many months and have read about the wonderful weight losses. I had a co-worker that also had lost lots of weight from using this program. I am excited to start and look forward to sharing my weight loss moments with others. Today, I am a obese, diabetic, mother of two wonderful boys (oldest is overweight and the younger under weight) and a very happy wife of an obese husband. I am trying to control my diabetes by watching my food intake, unfortunately the intake is g... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:17:18 EST back on the bandwagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x52010262 Super excited! Yesterdays weigh in showed that at 7 weeks post partum not only have i lost ALL of the baby weight, i am also 4 lbs LIGHTER than i was pre pregnancy and i found this as motivation to keep up my changes :) Wed, 6 Feb 2013 16:25:27 EST weight charts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51946060 Hi everyone, I just found this site and got things setup and I was wondering if someone can tell me how you got the cute weight charts on your messages. I would love to set one up for me. A little about me...hubby and I were just getting ready to start travelling fulltime in our motorhome on the 15 of Feb when I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. It has set our date to leave back a couple weeks so I can go to class and talk to a dietician about getting and keeping my diabetes under control.... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 15:57:47 EST Another Loser from NE Oklahoma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51897572 Hello there Losers!! I am from the NE.. I recently started Weight Watchers and exercising 3x a week.. so far so good. Been on for 3 weeks with a 3lb a week loss, average. Good to see some fellow Okies on board to!! Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:09:55 EST Losin It in Oklahoma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51859374 I'm Winona and today is my birthday. I'm 56 and trying to lose weight to look better and to get my blood pressure and cholesterol numbers better. I am eating between 1200 and 1500 calories a day and doing a variety of exercises. Usually about 60 minutes per day. Glad to be here with you. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:43:51 EST Just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51842453 I am a new member to Spark and new to message boards. I love the site so far, but am very intimidated about posting, so am just jumping in where I feel most comfortable, as I've been an Okie for life. I have lost 30 pounds, 6 years ago on WW and have 17 pounds to go to be where I feel I should be. Over 50 and the weight is settling in my middle. Sugar is my worst enemy. Need all the encouragement I can get! Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:04:16 EST Hello from Cashion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51751055 Hello everyone so glad that I am finally taking the plunge into better health. I have finally quit smoking after 14 years. It's been since September 2012 since I have smoked and now it's time to get my body back into shape. Do any of you get together and exercise or anything like that??? Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:22:24 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x51731467 I am new here and looking for some friends! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:07:36 EST running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x51689191 help i want to run /jog reg once loose weight gotta see if knee can handle it!! how can i get there and i have big issues up top even when small Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:58:29 EST Looking for friend/work out partner in NW OKC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x51664937 Hi, decided to restart again after being off here over 2 yrs. My life has changed quite a bit. I adopted 3 little one (7 yrs, 8 yrs & 10 yrs) of which 2 are special needs and are a challenge. Really would like a friend that can relate. I can work out between 9-noon Mon-Fri.I love to ride bikes and lost a lot of weight that way a few yrs ago, so as soon as weather warmer I would like to start riding around Hefner Lake again. I also have a YMCA membership.I also live 4 blocks from Douglas Park,... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:43:08 EST I'm from Cleveland, anybody close to me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51639556 I have started a Weight Loss Support Group for my area...I need people to "talk" to! Anybody close by who needs the same support, please give me a holler and we'll work Spark people together! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:13:25 EST Hello from Edmond too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51631401 I am excited to start on this journey of self discovery, health, and happiness once again. I am now disabled and have several obstacles in the way that did not used to be barriers. I must overcome them within limitations so that I can once again feel healthy. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:24:30 EST Here's too a new beginning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51605706 Hello fellow Okies! I think it's time for a new beginning and to break away from being unhealthy! Unhealthy hurts! I have been in amazing shape in my life and I let it go and now I have aches and pains and find myself wanting to stay home in my chair all by myself! That's NOT me and I refuse to be trapped in this stage of my life! My goal is to lose 40 lbs! I have 2 class reunions and a mission trip to the Dominican Republic this summer. So by June I should be at my goal! Thank God I found t... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 14:56:53 EST ASH76 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51567365 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am 36 and need to lose 125 pounds. I have four children and have gained too much weight with each pregnancy. I have tried many times to lose the weight and have never had much success. I am hoping this time things will be different. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:43:53 EST Hello from beggs, ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51559298 I am 31 years young and severely overweight I am getting were i can have problem putting my shoes on so i like sandles. I have three girls and a decent hubby he is 120 wet lol. I love were i live!!! Hoping soon to get back to school and be attending osu in the fall!! I am planning on pyscholgy docterine. I am going to be finishing or restarting dental assisting classes on the next go around may. At this time I am a Tupperware consultant and love it!!! I will sell it anywhere anytime. I hope t... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 18:17:03 EST Hi from Burneyville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51498282 Hello from a fellow Okie! Just joined in the past week and feel really motivated to lose weight and get fit. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 09:09:29 EST 5K? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x51491270 Hello! <em>41</em> <BR> I am looking for someone to encourage and to encourage me to do my first 5k. I havn't picked one to do. I'm not sure what time frame to give myself. I also don't know much about them. I have been seeing people do one of the things I dream of doing and that is running a 5k. I have to lose a little wieght first and strengthen my knees. Someone with the same goals to buddy up with to encourage each other would be great. Anybody up for the challange? Doesnt have to be ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 19:55:10 EST Quinton, OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x51479795 <BR> <BR> Quinton, Oklahoma <BR> Quinton is a town in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,071 at the 2000 census. The town was named for Elizabeth Quinton who lived to be 116 years old. Her family still resides in and around the town of Quinton. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 01:07:02 EST From Terlton Ok. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51479737 well its time for me to start taking care of my self and the first step is losing weight i really want to lose 70 lbs i have always been a bigger girl at 6 foot so for me i think i look really good at 190-200 lbs so thats what i want i am 31 almost 32 married to my high school love we have been together since we were 12 and 13.i am in school full time for accounting my husband is a local truck driver we are looking in to buying our own truck sometime this year. i am a stay at home house wife. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:57:27 EST oh I needed this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x51455538 254 and just beginning. I so needed this page to keep me accountable. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 16:20:02 EST determined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x51455434 254 and just starting. Oh I needed this page to keep me honest! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 16:10:46 EST Hello from Seminole, Ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51451294 I am so excited about finding SPARKPEOPLE! I am looking forward to this new chapter of my life. I hope that my fellow Okie's are enjoying the beautiful sunshine today! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:33:42 EST Hello from Mangum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51388163 I'm exploring and getting the hang of this hopefully. My goal is to be free in 2013! Free from the fear that being overweight (okay...say it, obesity) brings, fear of failure, fear of exercising, fear of rejection. I've undergone major lifestyle adjustments the past year - retirement and relocation! And now I am faced with all the excuses that I gave for being obese. So, I will encourage ya'll if I can get encouraged. Together! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:53:47 EST Norman area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51264288 Howdy folks! Anybody around from the Norman area? I'd like to get in a walking group. I'd love to have someone to burn calories with! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:58:51 EST HEY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x51173936 I really wish to become healthier but it seems as though my senior year of high schools is taking up most of my time. The help of my family would be great but I don't know how to encourage them or motivate them into healthier life habits. I myself have problems staying on the right track so I hope that this website will help me; however, I wish my family could be more involved. What should I do? Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:32:05 EST silly Okie laws http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x50959207 Just so you know, there can be no alligators in downtown Tulsa. <BR> <BR> What silly Okie laws are in your neck of the woods? Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:13:31 EST Howdy from Sapulpa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x50959047 Hello from beautiful Sapulpa! <BR> <BR> I joined SP almost five years ago, but I have ignored it until this past month or two. It's funny how a 2-year old and a 4-year old at home will create other priorities for you. <BR> <BR> I am grateful that I have lost weight this fall, but I still have many pounds whittle away. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else participating from Sapulpa? Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:00:48 EST What is your "Only in Oklahoma" moment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x50911208 The other day I saw a calve on the back of a flat bed pick-up, tied by his tail. I was driving so I couldn't get a pic but when I saw that I thought "Only in Oklahoma" and laughed and shook my head. What is your moment? Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:02:06 EST New here, need friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x50906203 I just joined about a week ago and I'm really looking for people to chat with and support and be supported! I'm hoping this team is active because I'm an Okie through and through! Still haven't figured out where my pm's are lol, but pm me if you'd like! Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:13:23 EST Does anybody know where Buffalo Valley is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x50819848 Buffalo Valley is a blink town in south east OK. Glad to be here. Any tips from regulars? Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:08:14 EST Edmond http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x50797325 Hi, I just moved to Edmond in May. I love Edmond. I am looking for a work out partner. I am 31. I can work out after 10:00 am till 3:00 then after 6. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:42:53 EST Hello from Rush Springs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x50728088 I'm Sean and live in rural RS - I'm in a clean eating group. Before coming here though I do not buy white sugar (use Stevia), I do not buy milk or butter and I do not buy cow meat. - I'm single after 17 years in a bad relationship (its been a year though) so I am looking out for myself now. Been making chicken soups lately and need to lose 15 lbs. Trying to eat better is a big goal - I love pringles and peanut butter - ha - I work out every other day but need a daily routine - its hard to mot... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 09:46:25 EST Just Realized I Am Getting Old and Fat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x50194773 I finally admitted to myself this weekend that the reason I feel run down and tired all the time is that I need to lose weight. I need to get moving and stop eating so much junk. I have always loved dancing and horseback riding, but I've moved into town and my horses are too far away to ride more than every once in a great while. Also, my favorite mare, my best friend for 12 years, died last month, so I am down to just my little boy's mare, who in not ride-able at the moment due to an injury... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 17:42:27 EST Muskogee is in the house http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x50136170 Hey all I am here trying again. Not sure what to say. <BR> <BR> Brandy Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:48:17 EST Hello from Edmond http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x50109469 Hi, I'm Angela and wanted to say a quick hello Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:41:17 EST hi new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x50019338 hi I'm star & recently joined the team. I've been on sp for awhile but was inactive for a couple of years.-i moved back to OK about 2 yrs ago after living in IN for about 30 yrs. I have regained all the weight I lost before & am trying to get myself back into shape once more Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:05:37 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x50001263 Hi, all! I've never seriously dieted but need to for my health so I thought I would give SparkPeople a try. Wish me positive results, please! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:04:26 EST Hello from Yukon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49992508 My name is Donna. I work and stay in Yukon but hope to be spending more time in Swan Lake. Since I have started sparkpeople I was automatically assigned to a lot of teams. I volunteered for this one but have not gotten around to participating yet. Which is bad because there is no better support than the support you get from home. I hope to get healthier and reach all of my goals with Oklahoma support :). My first weight goal is to loose 50lbs by 01/01/13. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:58:26 EST Hello from Piedmont http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49976570 Hello!! I am Amy and from Piedmont Oklahoma. I would love to see if anyone in the area is interested in working out together, attending classes or walking?? Perhaps just trade healthy recipes with each other. Looking forward to this new adventure!! :) Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:58:16 EST HELLO FROM OWASSO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49976470 Are there any other Owassoittes out there?? I'm looking for an accountability partner (: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:52:16 EST Hello from Grove http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49960673 My name is Nina. I am 27 and stink at sticking to my goal. I need major motivation. I am on here to lose weight but mainly to get healthy. I have 2 wonderful children and am trying to better myself not only for me but for them. I am looking for motivation, friends, and possible a workout buddy. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:26:20 EST Hi From Duncan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49926270 Hi Im new to this site. I am for sure trying to do something that will better my life. I am 32, Female, and have no children. I just moved back to Duncan to get away from major life stresses. I have a long way to go until i reach a weight I will be happy with. I hope to find some encouragement here to keep me going. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:29:10 EST Exercise today? Doing what? For how long? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x49924351 So, did everyone get at least 10 minutes of exercise in today? If so, what did you do and for how long? <BR> <BR> I didn't really exercise, but I had to walk from where I had to park my bus to the class I was subbing in which was about 1/4 to 1/2 block. Then during 6th hour I went downstairs to see a teacher and then had to climb back up the stairs. lol When I left I had to walk back to the bus. Going back I walked faster since it started raining and I had forgotten my umbrella. I didn... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:16:34 EST From Norman-Looking for a workout buddy :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x49899382 Looking for a workout buddy that doesn't have to go to a gym. Nothing wrong with gyms I just start to feel like a gerbil on a wheel in them. LOL! If anyone wants to meet up to run outside together I am up for it. Still have about 45lbs left to lose! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:58:51 EST Hey From Healdton! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49886319 Hey guys, Im Arie or my Birth name is Melissa. I'm 18 and desperate to lose this weight that has been building up since the 4th grade and ive always tried to change my life style for the longest time. I recently moved from Southern California out to Healdton to be with my boyfriend and i feel like its a new start for me. So Hopefully this time my weight will go away! <BR> <BR> <BR> Arie Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:28:15 EST Hello from Edmond http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49882192 Hi, I am excited about getting the last 30lbs off. I have lost a lot and not it's time to finish getting the weight off. Hoping to meet some moms in the Edmond area that want to work out together and keep each other motivated. <BR> <BR> Wishing every one good luck and motivation to meet their goals! <em>381</em> <BR> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:55:39 EST Hello from Stillwater! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49879137 I am new to Oklahoma and Spark but I am excited about this website and all the help they offer! I look forward to finding different ways to exercise, because the traditional route of running is not an option for me. Years of athletics have caused me to lose the majority of the cartilage in my ankles, but I am ready to get moving and have a healthier lifestyle! Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:48:02 EST from Stillwater with love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49871897 Hello out there! <BR> I just joined because I'm really discouraged with myself. I'm a former athlete who is sad with how I've let myself go. (I'm now 45 and have no reason to still be so "thick") I so want to get back down to a size that feels good to me, but can't seem to stick with anything. I'm hoping to find an accountability partner who can keep me interested in checking in once in a while. <BR> <BR> I know it's a reachable goal, but I just can't seem to do it alone. My biggest problem... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:16 EST Hey from Broken Arrow :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49866113 Just joined SparkPeople, and looking to up my support group. I have a huge overall goal to lose 150 pounds, but my current goal is to lose 50 pounds. I have been heavy most of my life. Some due to PCOS, and mostly due to poor eating habits. I haven't always been sedative, but after having a baby and being hit with a mystery illness that took two years to diagnose as Fibromyalgia, I am no where near as active as I should be. I've been trying to get motivated by myself, but due to the widesprea... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:24:21 EST Hello' Everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49863914 My name is Teresa. Currently I have 40 pounds just by eating smaller portions, and taking my dog out for walks . Thats not working anymore. Willing to try just about anything to take this weight off. And also trying to quit smoking at the same time. Suggestions needed, and need lots of encouragment, Hugs to all <BR> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:07:36 EST new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49857567 I am retired for four years and let myself go. need to gain control so my "golden years" are long,enjoyable, and away from doctors. just started this journey and need motivation and tenacity. all help is welcomed. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:52:48 EST October's (was September's) Daily Hello!! lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x49725368 <em>213</em> Welcome to the September’s Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 18:22:39 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49559543 Hello i'm Melissa and i'm 45 today. I'm changing it all fitness and diet. I hope to find peeps that are struggling through the weight loss world like me. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:14:15 EST New to SP and OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49535313 Just joined yesterday but been in OK a couple of years. My weight has gotten out of control and am looking for support to regain control while losing #'s. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 22:41:49 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49481480 My name is Jess, I am 27 years old and I live in the North OKC/Edmond area. <BR> <BR> I have been on here many times and have many failed attempts...mostly because my life has been so crazy over the past couple of years (nursing school, marriage, moving, new job) that it has been hard to remain consistent as to logging my nutrition and fitness, let alone just logging on once a day! <BR> <BR> I am hoping that this time will be different. I have worked hard to better set my goals and develop ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 05:18:49 EST Hi :) just moved from Al to Ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49473008 Hi my name is Becca I'm 24. My family and I just moved to Yukon back in May and I recent gave birth to my son in March. So I have baby weight I need to get rid of but I also need motivation and some friends to work out or walk with and to help motivate each other :) Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:44:55 EST From Broken Arrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49410055 Hello! My fiance got tired of me going on and on about my dieting and exercise and whatnot. So I thought it was time to find an outlet for this kind of thing. About a week ago I stepped on the scale and I realized I was 185 pounds (5 pounds over the weight I promised myself I wouldn't get up to.) So I sort of went a little diet and exercise crazy. I am now 179 pounds and hoping to get down to 140-150. <BR> <BR> Anyone feeling like swapping tips? Or even meeting up for a walk (I would say ru... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:00:11 EST Hi from the Panhandle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49397540 I'm very excited to start this new journey into a healthy lifestyle! I am a mother of 3 girls & I'm married to the love of my life. Panhandle life is great, but it does come with some challenges! Nothing like scorching heat & dry wind everyday, but it's home & I love it! Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:44:30 EST EASY to make Vegan No-Bake Protein Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x49390497 These are really good. I made a double batch the other night with a few modifications. I didn’t use the shredded coconut (YUCK!) and I used 1 C. of dried, diced mixed fruit. Instead of just maple syrup I used ½ C. molasses and ½ C. maple syrup (remember I’m doubling). I only used 2 scoops of EAS Advantage Chocolate Soy Protein Powder (I forgot I was doubling it lol). No flax or chia seeds because I didn’t have any, but I did use cinnamon and vanilla. I found a package of mixed nuts topp... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 23:46:26 EST Dr. Fuhrman's IMMUNITY SOLUTION! on August 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x49390032 From NoMoreStalling, a leader of another team I am on. <BR> <BR> Dr. Fuhrman's IMMUNITY SOLUTION! is the follow-up program to the phenomenally successful pledge hit 3 Steps to Incredible Health! Dr. Fuhrman shows us how we can become almost resistant to colds, flus, and even cancer. <BR> <BR> Dr. Fuhrman's IMMUNITY SOLUTION! shows us how we can become almost resistant to colds, flus, and even cancer. The evidence is overwhelming: we can supercharge our immune system to protect our bodies a... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 23:05:07 EST Team/Individual Goals info and how to join/track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x49258357 There are several Team/Individual Goals you can choose from. I have gone in and edited some of them by adding descriptions and/or setting team targets, or I have deleted some that were there. If I deleted one you are on, it will still show in your “Other Goals” until you delete it there. Here is an example of what the team target is about… “Do 500 minutes of fitness activities per month” is the individual goal you can join. The team target is for everyone who is doing this goal to reach a... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 13:02:37 EST Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" on TV tomorrow (8/2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x49256908 I'm not sure if anyone here is on Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" diet, but if you are, this may be of interest. I received this in a SparkMail I received from a team mate, NoMoreStalling, on another team. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Tune in to watch Dr. Fuhrman <BR> on the LIVE! With Kelly show! <BR> <BR> Thursday, August 2, 2012 on ABC <BR> Time: 9:00 a.m. EST. <BR> <BR> Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat To Live is highlighted as part of the show’s <BR> "Best-Selling Diet Week" <BR> <BR... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:25:35 EST August's Daily Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x49249547 <em>213</em> Welcome to the August's Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> For those of us with kids, can you believe it's about time for school to start again?!?! I saw that OKC schools start tomorrow (8/1). IMO all schools should wait until the end of August or after Labor Day. That would hopefully get us out of this high heat and help save the schools some money. <BR> <em>52</em> REMINDER!!! Watch for kids and buses as schools start!! <em>52<... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:47:38 EST Howdy from Newcastle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49248904 Just thought I would take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Shelly and I currently live in Newcastle. I originally lost 70 pounds back in 08-09 but since then have put back on 40 of them. finally realized it was time to do something about that and decided to try sparkpeople. Hoping I keep up the motivation. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:07:16 EST Hello from Lawton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49239704 I am a "gifted" woman. Each and every "experience" that I've had in my lifetime of 66 years has been a "gift". Some of my gifts brought much joy and love, and some of the gifts that I have received took me into the depths of great pain and dispair. My latest gift was an article on the Internet today where I learned about the existance of Sparkpeople. After reviewing the site, I think that I have found a home where my weight can be discussed and confronted without the shame I usually feel ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:11:01 EST Hello from Lawton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49239692 I am a "gifted" woman. Each and every "experience" that I've had in my lifetime of 66 years has been a "gift". Some of my gifts brought much joy and love, and some of the gifts that I have received took me into the depths of great pain and dispair. My latest gift was an article on the Internet today where I learned about the existance of Sparkpeople. After reviewing the site, I think that I have found a home where my weight can be discussed and confronted without the shame I usually feel ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:10:37 EST It is reaaallly hot right now..Alte rnatives? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x49196335 I need to go walk for at least 30 minutes at least 3x a week. But right now it is reaaallly hot. And sadly, I do not have the money nor the resources to get to a local recreational center/etc to walk indoors. For the same amount of calories burned, are there any indoor alternatives apart from exercise DVDs (I already am doing pilates and videos I find on Netflix) that I can do at home? Thanks! Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:38:36 EST Hello from Pryor! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49196310 I'm new to SparkPeople and so far enjoying my experience with it. For someone who has severe budgetary restrictions for proper diet, this is going to be a long road for me. Since this is a group from Oklahoma, you all are familiar with the shopping market around here. Any tips/coupon tricks that you can give to me? It would be helpful since I currently live in a house chalk-full of people. Thanks! Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:35:57 EST Hello from Caney, Ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49193874 Howdy y'all! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:12:38 EST Hello from Broken Arrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x49181892 Hi, my name is Lesley. I am 32 years old and have a LOT of weight to lose. I'm very excited and can't wait to use all of the tools on this site! Check out my sparkpage and 'friend' me if you'd like to offer and receive weight loss support. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:10:56 EST Anyone from southeast Oklahoma? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x49133409 Hello from Caney, Oklahoma! Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:40:35 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48974724 im jessy i joine this site to get some support in my goal to loss weight and be healthier. <BR> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:20:55 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48974721 im jessy i joine this site to get some support in my goal to loss weight and be healthier. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:20:30 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48974714 im jessy i joine this site to get some support in my goal to loss weight and be healthier. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:19:59 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x48925743 Did I find the check in huddle? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:21:22 EST July's Daily Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x48783668 <em>213</em> Welcome to the July's Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Sun, 1 Jul 2012 22:36:29 EST I'm BACK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48707660 Well, here I am again. This time I have further to go than before. My weight has peaked at 242 pounds. I have 117 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight of 125. I am so thankful for SparkPeople and those involved here to help me reach my goal. I look forward to getting to know everyone again. Btw, if there is anyone here in the Mustang/Yukon area I would love to get together to go walking, etc. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:19:51 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48674612 My name is Samantha Allison. I live in Ponca City, Ok. I am a full time student and a mother of 7. My kids are 5 and 1/2 months, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 10. I am a very busy lady. I look forward to supporting all of you in reaching your goals. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 20:37:17 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48674565 My name is Samantha Allison. I live in Ponca City, Ok. I am a full time student and a mother of 7. My kids are 5 and 1/2 months, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 10. I am a very busy lady. I look forward to supporting all of you in reaching your goals. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 20:34:09 EST Here I go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48668374 I am not new to the weight loss game. However, this time I just can't seem to get motivated. After the birth of my first son, I successfully lost 90 pounds and kept it off until I became pregnant with my second son. I did not gain as much during this pregnancy. But I am stuck. My little one is 15 months old and I am still carrying around my pregnancy weight. I feel like I am ready to get back in the weight loss game. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:10:39 EST In the beginning. .....there were just 8 of us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48633025 .....now the group has grown to over 64k. I am looking to get started again. :-) Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:33:41 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48608847 Hello my name is Lisa Ryan and I am new to the group. I just want to say that I am looking forward to the support that is given in these groups. I am the wife and mother of 5 children ranging in age from 15-3. I realize now that I need to lose this weight for me and my children so that I am able to participate in things with them. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:51:09 EST Hiking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x48570412 For those of you who like to hike where are some of your favorite places to hike? I fell in LOVE with hiking when we were stationed in California and would love to start doing it agian. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 23:25:00 EST Hello from Morrison, OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48511270 Hi All-- <BR> <BR> I am looking for motivation & accountability. I want to lose about 45#. I know myself well enough to know that I need someone to hold me accountable. I will do the work if I have someone expecting me to. <BR> <BR> I am married to a wonderful guy. We will celebrate our 5 yr anniversary tomorrow. We have a 3-1/2 yr old boy who is going non-stop. I want to get fit for him & my hubby (even though he loves me the way I am). :) <BR> <BR> I keep saying I am going to start toni... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:03:39 EST Hellooo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48453921 Hey guys! My name is Megan and I'm a born okie. Currently I'm in nursing school, wife, and mother to an 18 month old. Since I've gotten married and had our son I have gained 50 pounds!!!! The main problem I've had is finding things to cook that everyone in my family will enjoy. Also, its pretty hard not going out to eat with all of my classmates so that hasn't helped. Anyway, I'm thankful there is an Oklahoma group and I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys and maybe finding a little... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 23:31:47 EST Moved to OK from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48445868 Hello <BR> <BR> I just moved to Tulsa, OK from Pennsylvainia. I just wanted to say hello. I used SP about a year ago. I lost 28 pounds. Since moving to OK a little over 3 months ago, I've gained it all back.... plus 5! So, I'm back at it. Please feel free to stop by my page and say hello. I'm always looking for new, motivational, non-judgemental spark friends! <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading my post! Best wishes to all of my new OK neighbors! <BR> <BR> ~Maurisa Sat, 9 Jun 2012 10:48:46 EST New to the group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48420887 Hi everyone! I am new to this group thing and trying to loose weight and be in shape. It's been a struggle to get started and I'm only on week two so I have a long way to go. I am looking forward to working toward my goals and having some online support. <BR> Jennifer Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:09:06 EST Eat this not that... suggestions? ideas? recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x48341634 FWBlack made this suggestion for June. I think it will be good for July too. <BR> <BR> Summer is here and that means more family get togethers like bar-b-ques and picnics. Going to a cookout and chips and dip will be there. Or Aunt Paula always wants everyone to eat her mayonnaise based potato salad. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on what to eat or take instead? Any healthy low-fat good tasting dip recipes? What about healthy potato salad recipes? Sat, 2 Jun 2012 14:35:41 EST Usernames – How did you choose yours? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x48326068 I find the names people use on sites interesting. How did you choose your username? <BR> <BR> My user name is my middle name… though my dad misspelled it. lol It should have been spelled Tekakwitha. I was named after a Native American who is Blessed in the Catholic church. My dad wanted an Indian name and my mom wanted a Catholic name. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:00:54 EST How to shuck corn – shared by GGKIDS7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x48325811 GGKids7 shared this link in our May’s Daily Hello thread. I moved it to the June's Daily Hello thread, but I wanted to also put it here for everyone to find easily. <link>www.wimp.com/shuckcorn/ </link> <BR> <BR> I’ve watched the video and will have to try this the next time we purchase fresh corn. <BR> <BR> Thanks again to GGKIDS7 for sharing this link! <link>www.wimp.com/shuckcorn/ </link> <BR> <BR> If anyone tries this, let us know how it works. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:44:35 EST June's Daily Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x48325405 <em>213</em> Welcome to the June’s Daily Hello thread!! It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:17:45 EST Hi, I'm Tish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48311504 Greetings to all :)....A little about me... I am 38. Wow, that's hard to type, lol. Anyway, I am the lucky mother of three gorgeous daughters. I work in law enforcement as a 911 dispatcher, which I absolutely love. About a year and a half ago I got out of a long and miserable marriage and restarted on my own, which was very hard but so liberating. I recently married my best friend and the very best man I have ever known. Our marriage is such a blessing and my daughters are in a fabulous place... Thu, 31 May 2012 14:42:37 EST Hatfield & McCoys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x48285538 Tonight is part two. Is anyone else watching it? Tue, 29 May 2012 22:11:03 EST Any plans for the holiday weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x48210485 We are staying home - but will probalby have a horseback riding lesson and we will grill out. (Sheltered from the wind of course.) Any one have some fun plans? Thu, 24 May 2012 10:02:07 EST I am so ready to lose weight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48202761 Hi! I am currently on my challenge to finally drop my baby weight from my 6 yr old and yr old. A recent divorce has given me more motivation!! I need to be healthy not only for myself but my children too!! I look forward to success. Wed, 23 May 2012 19:38:11 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48175731 Hello I'm Sarah single mom of one little boy. This is my second time trying sparkpeople I don't think I was ready the first time however I am tired of the way I look and feel. Time for a change. Mon, 21 May 2012 23:18:02 EST whatsup guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48174846 Hey everybody, <BR> The name's joshua, feel free to call me Slinky. I'm a student in stillwater and I need a workout partner, if you can go to the colvin center then let me know and we'll check schedules. I want to go workout and run early in the morning 5 days a week, but I' open to the evening as well. <BR> later guys- <BR> -Slinky Mon, 21 May 2012 22:21:52 EST What's holding you back??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x48156837 Ok, people! Let's talk about what is holding us back from reaching our personal health and wellness goals. We all have our battles when it comes to eating healthy. For some of us, we have been eating not so healthy for so long that our brains make it difficult to accept the healthy change. If you have had any type of success in your health and wellness goals, whether it's fat-loss, muscle gain, improved digestive health, or just an over-all improved feeling that you noticed in your body..... Sun, 20 May 2012 19:31:53 EST Time to work on ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48143957 Hi, my name is Kelly and I live in Oklahoma. I have been working on getting my health on track by finally going to doctors and getting on medications for HBP, Type II Diabetes, High Cholesterol and Sleep Apnea. I know all these could be controlled by losing weight but my eating habits have been so bad for so long that I just can't seem to get it under control. Sat, 19 May 2012 19:30:10 EST Hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48097106 I am new here and I am ready for some serious weight loss (but live changing not a quick fix). I am also a vegetarian and I am pairing this with c25k ( couch to 5k). Cant wait for this weight to be gone! Wed, 16 May 2012 14:07:16 EST Cutestuf47 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x48067479 Hi, I am a 64 yr old, married 44 yrs, Grandmother of four ages 17, 14, 13 & 4. I have battled weight problems my entire life-being told I was fat and put on diet pills that were prescribed for my teenage sister at age 11. I was taught early my value was based on my looks most especially my size. Lucky for me I have a pretty face. "You have such a pretty face and would be so pretty if you would only lose weight." My goals at this point in my life after yrs of therapy is a happy, heathy and ... Mon, 14 May 2012 19:31:31 EST Okie Over 60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47913931 Hi! I am a grandmother over 60 who lives in Oklahoma. My desire is to live at least another 20 years in good health. I eat out most days - I hate to cook. I have become a couch potato with absolutely no exercise due to knee pain. My goal is to loose 75 lbs by January, 2013. I am so thankful to have found this site. Fri, 4 May 2012 15:50:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47896064 Hi, my name is Jennifer and I'm from Tulsa, OK. I'm 18 years old and I'm working to get my body back in shape. I am very new to this site and can use all the help I can get! <em>249</em> Thu, 3 May 2012 14:36:30 EST new okie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47864498 Howdy fellow okies! Looking forward to lots of motivation and tips. Thanks Rhonda Tue, 1 May 2012 19:22:33 EST How to burn extra calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x47860708 Don't have time to go to the gym? You can still burn extra calories throughout the day. Check out these links to see some quick and simple ways. <BR> <BR> 5 Ways to Torch 100 Calories <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slidesh<BR>ow.asp?show=66 </link> <BR> <BR> 20 Ways to Burn 200 Calories <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slidesh<BR>ow.asp?show=27 </link> <BR> <BR> 60-Second Cardio Moves <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1658 </lin... Tue, 1 May 2012 15:12:41 EST May's Daily Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x47852901 It's a new month and a new hello thread. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is okay after last nights storms. <BR> <BR> IF YOU'RE NEW ~~~~~ There will be a thread like this stickied for each month. So feel free stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. Tue, 1 May 2012 07:34:21 EST Here we go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47847013 I am a 29 year old single mother. I have always struggled with my weight and diet but it has become more of an issue since I have had my child. I am ready to change everything to insure a successful and healthy life for my child. I have issues with veggies and making the time to make my own meals. After work I am always sooo tired and just want to sleep. Really I need to get back into getting active. I am hoping this site will help keep me motivated and give me ideas to stay on this track. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:53:33 EST Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47808712 Hello I am a 41 year old wife, mother, grandmother. I was only recently diagnosed with diabetes, so I am pretty new to that. I am new to this site. I am new to excercising. I am new to eating healthier. I am on alot of new medication. I am still learning how to utilize and navigate this site, but I am finding the articles, blogs and pages absolutely fabulous. I was very ill when diagnosed. I knew I was ill, I just didnt know what the problem was. I have over 100 lbs to lose and have al... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:55:06 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47772797 Good morning:) My name is Donna Courtney and I joined SparkPeople yesterday. I am 41 years old and extremely overweight. I recently weighed myself and I was at the heaviest I have ever been. I am so ashamed of myself. I could come up with a million excuses but I know that it all boils down to just not doing what I need to do. I read about this site on Yahoo and decided to check it out. I am anxious to get started but I know it's going to be a long hard road. I am very excited about the possi... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:38:50 EST Famous people from OKLAHOMA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x47751402 Carrie Underwood Wed, 25 Apr 2012 06:42:53 EST Ready to LIVE not just EXIST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47750794 Hi all! I am a 43 yr old female. I am ready for a change. A change for the better. I am so ready to live life and not just exist. People ask me all the time why I smile all the time...well, little do they know..the smile is fake..I am torn up inside. I get so overwhelmed when I think about how much weight I have to lose. I have to lose 100+. It is so embarassing! How could I have gotten to this point? I dont have a normal sleeping schedule..I work 12 hour shifts and my eating schedule is way ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:23:16 EST Teery Barnes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47743043 Hello everyone my name is Terry and I am here to lose a much needed 100 pounds. I currently am back in school at 54, my second year of 4 I am earning my bachelor degree in social and criminal justice to become a drug counsler. I am the mothere of 5 boys and 1 girl and I have 14 grand kids, but this grannie aint no grannie lol I fish water ski and break horses. Most people tell me I look in my 40's so its time to get the weight off. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:42:46 EST Computer Virus mentioned on KOCO News 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x47716048 The news this morning told about a computer virus that could have affected people back in June. I looked for the story on the KOCO News 5 site but couldn’t find it. Sometimes from the time a story is on and when it is online can be several hours to a day. They did give a website to check it out... <link>www.dcwg.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> There are different links to use depending on what country you are in. For the U.S. we use the link <link> http://www.dns-ok.us/ </link> <BR> <BR>... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:44:13 EST Motivation - What do you use? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23113x233x47634152 On the SparkPoints page under “One Time Challenges” there are different thing to do for motivation. Have you done these, thought of doing them, or are you not quite sure how they can help. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Create a SparkPage – This can be a motivator for you or for someone else. Other people can leave comments to help motivate you, or they could give you a SparkGoodie. <BR> <BR> Complete Motivation Worksheet – After you complete the worksheet it can b... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:27:44 EST The Gary England Drinking Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x47584758 I don't promote drinking, this is just funny. There are different versions of the game and this one is from <link>www.okstorms.com/chasing/other_weath<BR>er/drinking_game.htm </link> Should we think of new rules for healthy eating? Or unhealthy eating? <BR> <BR> Pregame <BR> 1. Everyone selects a storm chaser other than Val Castor. Every time Gary talks to your storm chaser, you take one drink. Take two drinks every time we see footage from your storm chaser. Take four drinks if your ... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 22:53:03 EST Road to healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47546362 I am 47, and tired of looking at the image I see in the mirror. I have <BR> been trying for over a month to lose some weight and get to a healthy <BR> stage. I don't have any help problems or taking and medicines other <BR> than allergy medicine. After getting on scales for first time since I <BR> started 1200 calorie and excercise journey and not seeing any loss at all <BR> all, I find myself really frustrated. <BR> I am ready and determined to get these 30-35 pounds off !!! ( sorry ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:35:16 EST Jokes - Oklahoma or other http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23114x233x47522008 Got a good joke, share it here! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:15:57 EST April's daily hello. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x47505993 Welcome! I plan on having an area like this each month for all of us to use. So stop in everyday and say “Hi!” and see what your team mates are doing. Feel free to visit about anything… family, friends, kids, sewing, work, or the nice Oklahoma weather. <em>27</em> <em>259</em> Mon, 9 Apr 2012 22:25:31 EST Hello everyone! --- New Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47505519 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I’ve been a member of SparkPeople since 2006 and was pretty active but stopped coming for a few years. I started back last year and have been on here almost every day since. Before when I was here, I had sons involved in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts so I had started a SparkTeam for it. My sons are no longer with the Scouting program so I have handed over the team to some Scout Leaders who were interested in keeping it going. <BR> <BR> I know some suggestions h... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 21:51:56 EST Lots of changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47426121 Hi. I started this to try and get myself back on track in a healthier lifestyle to improve my health and better handle my atrial fibrillation. About 6 months ago I realized that my health was declining rapidly and if I wanted to start enjoying life again I needed to make some drastic changes. I started eating healthier and walking and I managed to lose about 60 lbs (went from 290 down to 230). Then about a month ago my afib got much worse and I ended up having an afib ablation procedure.... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 15:20:59 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47372694 Hello to my fellow Oklahomans! My name is Nick, and I've finally decided to take control of my weight rather than let it get any worse. With hypertension and being 35-40 lbs overweight, I really need to get this under control. My biggest vice has always been beer, which I know if I cut, that will help significantly. I also plan on walking at least 2 miles a day on top of my normal exercises, eat healthier by cutting fast food (or at least eating something better on the menu), as well as findi... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 15:40:07 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47367393 I have tried many different ways (i.e, diets) to lose weight and nothing works. I am hoping this time I will be a healthy lifestyle success story. I am a marathon runner trying to drop the 35+ lbs I've accumulated. I have the active part down; it's the nutrition I struggle with. I am hoping to build a support system here of like-minded individuals. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:35:31 EST New to running, need advice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47349666 Hi! I am totally new to running? I am trying to lose 20 lbs. I have noticed that my body isn't really tired and telling me to stop running but I get to where I can hardly breath. I was curious if it's because I'm so out of shape or because I'm not breathing right. Also, does anyone know of a good running app? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:57:23 EST Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x47238149 Hey Team! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing great! <BR> <BR> I just want to throw this out to all of the Oklahoma members. What would you like to see us do to make this team more interactive? Are there any challenges you would like to see? Are there any ideas you have that could increase the amount of participation in the group? <BR> <BR> We have a fantastic team here that collectively is going places! Oklahoma rocks and I would love to be able to get to know all of you! If you have any id... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 09:46:18 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47234672 Hi, I'm Tonia from Gotebo, OK. I've been on SP for almost a week now. Been losing weight since January and down 25 pounds. Looking to lose about another 30 pounds to be 5 pounds below goal. Looking forward to making new friends who are going through the same goal: Not just losing weight but GETTING RID OF IT FOR GOOD! Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:45:28 EST New 'Kid' In Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47211730 Hello all! I'm on my third week of exercise! I've lost 10 pounds recently and I finally found a workout buddy! I'm excited to chat with you all and share in our success! Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:52:55 EST Hello All - New Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47194569 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself to the group. My name is Brett Day, and I the new Co-Leader of the Oklahoma SparkTeam! I am delighted to be given the chance to help inspire all of my fellow Okies. <BR> <BR> A little about myself. I am 31 years old, and I live in Moore. I am originally from Brighton, England but have lived in the states for the past 10 years. Since joining SparkPeople in October 2011 I have lost 70.8lbs and ... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:16:38 EST From baggy clothes to Hot bikini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x47163148 I just joined SP and I am looking forward to starting this plan. Since last June when I dislocated my knee cap I have gained 30 lbs. I want to get back in shape and look good in my bikini again. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 16:42:09 EST What is your fave recipe in the Spark Cookbook? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x47090860 Wondering if it is a good investment. Thinking about buying the Weight Watchers Cookbook or the Weight Watchers Crockpot Cookbook.. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:37:33 EST Local Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x46990937 So what gym does everybody/anybody use or do you just workout at home? I have been using Anytime Fitness, but its like $35 a month and I have seen quite a few new gyms open up and have $10 a month membership. I was considering a change because I am saving for my wedding, but want to look good for it too! Fri, 9 Mar 2012 14:04:16 EST I know I am not the only one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46866400 Howdy Sparkpeople world: I have been diagnosed with IBS-A, acid reflux and Fibromyalgia and take medications for those...why does it seem so stinking hard to figure out what a person can eat and still lose weight.... <BR> <BR> Not giving up but pressing on.... <BR> <BR> V Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:16:57 EST Back and Active this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46850408 I joined SparkPeople in 2009 and just floundered due largely to a lack of motivation. I never participated in any of the forums, callenges, or anything. <BR> <BR> I'm back now but with a different attitude. This time I am planning to actually participate, loose weight and get active. Not only am I going to work at this online with SparkPeople I have decided to participate in the American Diabetes Association's annual Tour de Cure event this year. I have opted to attempt the 62 mile ride on ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 14:28:35 EST New here and looking for some accountability! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46721557 Hey! My name is Caci. I'm 22 with a 2.5 year old. I work part time at an office supply store and am taking online classes for business marketing. <BR> I currently weigh about 250 lbs and my overall goal is to get down to 130 lbs. I have started and restarted countless diets and workouts. I am ready to make a life change. I am beyond tired of feeling self conscious and unhealthy. I want to be able to run and play outside with my son without having to stop every 2 minutes to catch my breath. ... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:36:49 EST i will do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46692718 Hello, my name is Sharon. I've been changing my life style for almost 2 months, I've lost 13 pounds and 1 inch around my waist-YIPEE!! I have diabetes,and really would like to get off my meds.I am also working on stopping my intake of diet dr.peppers,I am on my third day,pop free. I am so excited to be here,I need all the help I can get,and having folks out there giving me thumbs up really helps! Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:11:32 EST Hello, Re-Intro duction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46657497 Hey All! <BR> I haven't been on Spark People in a year or so, so thought I'd reintroduce myself! :) I'm a momma of two boys, in Broken Arrow. I had great success with SparkPeople at one time, then fell off the bandwagon and gained it all back. Then I tried doing it on my own for awhile... and have had NO results! Very frustrated! I was trying other fitness/calorie trackers... and working out 5 days a week... and am definitely stronger but no weight loss! Ugh! :( SO I decided to come back ... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 09:26:02 EST Hello new and looking to start fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46605113 We I am 42, I have always been a big man 300 pounds+ but it has started taking a toll on my life and what I want to "hike in Yellowstone" So I am here to change the things I can making my life better, and hoping to help others on this journey also Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:11:16 EST Moms in OKC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x46582380 I was wondering if there where any moms from OKC on here that might like a buddy? I am not really new to OKC but I have no friends here and would love to meet some people that have similar goals. I have a 1 year old (who also has no friends lol) so if you have young children that is a plus :) Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:54:03 EST Back in the game again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46492219 My name is Marie and I have been on SP before but deleted my account because I had not been on in forever. I decided to give it another swing due to some new health issues that have come up, I am really hoping that this time I can stick with it. I am looking forward to getting healthy and getting back on track. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 21:01:57 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46418075 I've been off and on deiting and I truly belive this time will be the last. I am truly ready to change my life. I found this site and I'm so ready to try it. I'm setting small goals for the fist stage and I'm going to knock them down every day:) I'm so excited to meet new ppl that are going through the same things I am. I can't wait to make new friends Sat, 4 Feb 2012 17:15:24 EST BAD WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x46415991 Had a bad week gained back some of the weight i had lost and now getting discouraged. <em>230</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 14:32:48 EST New From Hulbert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46380032 Hey everyone! I've been a member for a week or so and I love it! I have lived in Hulbert for almost 5 yrs. I moved to be with my husband who I've been with for over 5 yrs now. I grew up in Vian and I've lived in Oklahoma my whole life. I'm looking for support here because I find it difficult to admit my goals to my friends and family. I know that they are all supportive of anything I do but I'm so afraid I'll fail and I don't want them to know I couldn't do it. I would rather them just notice... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:27:27 EST New again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46348215 My name is Brian and I have used Spark off and on for several years. It's time for me to get serious and stick with a healthy lifestyle. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:02:55 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46315302 I have not been on this team for a while. Been dealing with family members with cancer and I take care of my 78 Old Mom. Been trying to get my diabetes under control even though I was exercising 1 hour a day and now have bumped it up to 2 hours not losing weight. have had insulin adjustments so hopefully the weight will start to wear off. Any body from Altus. Would be nice to have an exercise budy. Carol Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:47:18 EST Hello from Mustang, OK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46311012 Hi Everyone, I'm new to Sparkpeople. Awesome site that a co-worker told me about. I'm trying to lose 20 pounds and am looking for support and not sure how to get started. I work full-time and have two young children so I am going to start working out at home with the videos on here (before work and before the kiddos wake up!). Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:05:50 EST Hi ya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46169358 Hi, friend of mine led me to this group, looks good! I'm a single mom of 2, looking to try to get back to the weight I was before I met my second ex-husband. That's over 100lbs from where I'm at! It took me quite a few years to wrap my brain around my divorce, but I'm finally ready to start my new life. I'm living in the Sapulpa area, but would love to make new friends all over this great state! Looking for inspiration! <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 06:36:00 EST Saying Hi from Lake Tenkiller !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46112820 Hi everyone. I am not new to the Spark. I've started clean with a new page and a new name. <BR> I love this area. I was born in Texas and moved out here 47 years ago, and havent wandered far from my beginnings. I am getting into the ifit craze with the Nordic Track I found on Craigs List for $500. I love it. It's an incline trainer that i've been wanting since they were introduced on TV. I am married with 3 sons and a beautiful granddaughter. I have the best daughter-in-laws you could ask f... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:47:23 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46083302 Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I'm brand new to SparkPeople. I'm still learning about the site but I am excited to be here. I am excited about the community here at SparkPeople- I was nervous to post, but I know that I need the accountability. I never had to worry about my weight in high school because I was so active, but once I started college I started gaining weight. It's been 8 years since high school, and I've steadily gained. I've never successfully lost more than 5 pounds- I ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:23:34 EST ..."would kinda be a tight fit"... (Muskogee) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46074550 Was just told it "would kinda be a tight fit" at my orthopedic place to get the MRI done there,...what?!? Have to run across town to a different place (with a bigger machine, I imagine) then back to get my cast back on. When she said this over the phone, I about swallowed my tounge. I have never had to worry about actually fitting in a medical apparatus. I am devistated. I am a mom of 3 (6,10,13) and wanting to break the cycle of obesity. My dad,uncle, g'ma....all hundreds of pounds overweigh... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:11:56 EST Newbie in Jay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46072276 Hello everyone, I just signed up today and am enjoying what this web site has to offer. I am 40 y/o female married with 3 boys and living in Jay OK. Moved from Tulsa to Jay about 3 years ago. Can't wait to get to know everybody. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:08:10 EST New From Saplupa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x46041529 I hope I'm doing this right! Not only am I new to SparkPeople, but I've not really used message boards either. Sorry... :-/ <BR> <BR> I live in the Sapulpa area and am looking for a support group (so to speak) to help me through when I'm not so motivated. I have my Brother, but he lives in California, so it would be nice to know that people close by are available as well. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 11:29:32 EST Thinking about getting a Bodybugg - Discount Found http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x46009048 The Bodybugg Calorie Management System (Version 3) drops from $199 to $129 to $114, plus ships for free with the code AFPBGV315 from 24HourFitness.com. This is $1 less than we have see the calorie counter. This calorie manager gives you real-time results through your computer. It tracks steps, manages calorie consumption with a web-based program and charges through a USB cable. The system has been features on "The Biggest Loser." <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:01:57 EST BEV's Check in thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x233x46007192 <em>104</em> here and accounted for Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:16:24 EST Hi, I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x233x45972798 I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am new to this site but not new to the weight loss challenges. A bit about me..... I eat super healthy, but do not exercise like I should. I did today, and I feel great. Hope I can keep the motivation. I wanna look and feel great by summer. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:23:25 EST