SparkPeople DC/MD/VA Team Messageboard It's a new day!! Hopefully, you can join us in our efforts to become healthier individuals! This is a source of support and information for people in the DC/MD/VA area. SparkPeople DC/MD/VA Team Messageboard What's your emoticon for today? <em>257</em> <em>320</em> Tue, 2 Jun 2015 10:00:13 EST Anybody around anymore? Helloooo! Sat, 28 Dec 2013 11:12:54 EST where's everybody. I am moving to Woodbridge in a couple of weeks. Hoping to find some walking buddies. So where is everyone in this group? Sun, 6 Oct 2013 15:38:34 EST Hi all Here's my quick intro ( I have about 5 minutes till I have to go out so I figured I'd make good use of the time).... <BR> I'm a MWF, in her early 40's w/ no children. I was born and raised in upper NW D.C. and currently am living in Alexandria. I left the area for about 9 years when I went out west originally to go to college but ended up not finishing school, and got married instead. I ended up picking a loser to marry so we ended up getting a divorce and that's what brought me back to th... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 10:14:39 EST Happy 2013, with a New You <em>15</em> <BR> Time once again to revisit what you thought you would do last year and now four cast this 2013. <BR> <BR> But this time resolve to complete what your Start and Reach those Goals and your Beautiful New You... <BR> <BR> Blessings to Al, and May this be your Year for Success with Sparks!!! <BR> <BR> To Your Success, <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Johnny <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:08:02 EST Bethesda exercise Does anyone live in the Chevy Chase/ Bethesda area who would like an exercise partner? I know this(DC/MD/VA TEAM) isn't an active group & may only contain several people, but it's easier to put exercise on the calendar and make it happen if one has an appointment/time/meeting....Do you know what I mean? We could give it a try & see if there is any chemistry--a reason to meet again to exercise (walk? yoga? something else) together. I need to lose about 20+ lbs. I would prefer to walk or wh... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:37:10 EST New to SparkPeople I'm writing this as I'm sitting on the couch watching TV and I've been like this all day. Get the picture? <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:51:50 EST Hello! Getting back to the grind and working to take back off those pounds I have gained back. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to working with the DMV group. <BR> <BR> Blessings All, <BR> <BR> Johnny <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:39:00 EST DMV Team+1 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I have decided that it is time to lose weight. I have a goal of losing 70lbs by next July, and I look forward to reaching that goal! <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 09:27:30 EST Hello Just Joined the DMV Team I joined SparkPeople 9 July 12 my goal is to lose 70 lbs by Mar 2013 and to keep it off this time. I have always been successful in losing the weight the challenge has always been to keep it off. I found a picture of myself from a few years ago and I was so fit and slim and I now take the pic with me everywhere when I want to cheat or eat something the will diffently throw my calorie intake for the day I look at that pic and it goes away that quick. I also need to remember it didn't take m... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:57:14 EST How did the derecho affect your Spark fitness? Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I had never even heard of a "derecho" until a week ago Friday! Now though, I know it is a straight line sort of land hurricane, named to distinguish it from a cyclone or tornado (which twists across the landscape, where a derecho goes directly over it apparently!) <BR> <BR> Our grid power went off some time on Friday night -- I was just minding my own business and browsing the web one minute, and the next, darkness. I spent most of the entire next week, checking ... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:06:04 EST Hello My name is Audra I've been here on Spark for a couple of months now. I'm getting used to the site and I am really liking it here. I'm doing okay with tracking my food and exercise but I need to get a scale any suggestions on a good one? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> I have a (weight) scale now thanks for all of the advice! Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:47:22 EST Rollerblading in front of White House! Anyone else go rollerblading in front of the White House? <BR> <BR> Looking for people who want to meet-up there to skate some weekends! <BR> <BR> All the best! Thu, 24 May 2012 13:17:04 EST exercise partner in Bethesda/Chevy Chase/DC Hi, I'd like to find someone to exercise with who likes to walk or do yoga, step or slide. Also happy to do pilates and dance. I have a ton of tapes. It's always more fun if you have someone to exercise & gossip with. I'm a fast walker. I have a bad knee but I still love step (not as good as I used to be). I have enough equipment in my home for two for step and slide and yoga. And with all the trails, etc. this is a great place to walk. <BR> <BR> Do you like to walk and talk? Do you ... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 21:27:33 EST Hello...any eastern shore people here? Hi, my name is Dee, and I have recently moved back to the Eastern shore of Maryland, near Easton. I have set a goal for myself to run a 5k by the end of the summer and am looking for runners in my area, but am having a really tough time locating anyone. I am hoping this produces some people. I am definitely not fast, but I am committed. Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:02:21 EST Are You Into Fashion? Hi guys! Started a new group called Fatshionista if you are into fashion, shopping and looking great as well as feeling great, come by and check us out! You can search for fatshionista or copy and paste the link below! <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:04:00 EST New to MD and returning to Sparkpeople Hello. Somehow I forgot about this site. I back for the community while I lose these last twenty pounds. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 1 Dec 2011 00:19:35 EST Hello All Newbie here! Hello! I'm new to this site and just looking for some inspiration from people! <BR> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:45:42 EST Hi Everybody My name is Samantha. I'm a 27 year old, Army wife, and I currently live in Woodbridge, VA. As a military wife it can be difficult to keep friends close because of the constant moving and deployments. With that being said, I have very few friends that are still here in VA, which means my local support system is back down to my husband. I'm interested in getting to know new people, build a positive support system for my weight loss journey, and be part of others' support systems in their weight... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:03:55 EST Exercise Partner Looking for a partner to meet at least 2x per week for walking/yoga/fun? Bowling? hopscotch? skating? scooters? Whatever...just someone to keep moving with and someone to help make moving fun. Email me. We can do something different every week or the same thing again and again. I don't care. I just want my old body back, and I want to have a good time getting there. All my best, Lynn Fri, 24 Jun 2011 02:40:55 EST Whats everyone doing? Now that the weather is trying to get nice, what are some things going on, or that everyone's doing? I've been doing a lot of outside walking, different areas to change things up, plus I'm also doing a couple spark people challenges such as the spring into shape bootcamp and the sleep challenge. Lets share with each other, holla back! Tue, 17 May 2011 18:01:14 EST 2011 What are your resolutions? I hope to lose lots of weight and get a job. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:19:03 EST Emotional Eater & need advice I am an Emotional Eater, a newbie & need advice I am having a tough time not pigging out. My problem I is I will eat 3 or 4 peanut butter sandwiches or eat 2 or 3 bowls of Cheerios late at night. I have done it 3 times in the last 4 days. I know this is wrong, however it is almost like I am not in control of my body. I must gain control. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Marty Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:11:08 EST Hello All! Hi! I'm new here - I've started Sparkpeople before but never completely jumped in (I logged calories on occasion and read an article once in a blue moon but that was it) and now I'm ready to get involved in all aspects of it! I can't wait to start seeing the number on the scale go down!! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:37:08 EST Hello All! Hi! I'm new here - I've started Sparkpeople before but never completely jumped in (I logged calories on occasion and read an article once in a blue moon but that was it) and now I'm ready to get involved in all aspects of it! I can't wait to start seeing the number on the scale go down!! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:37:06 EST Best Fireworks watching spot!! Just incase you all need a good spot to watch the fireworks in the DMV, I have found that Anacostia Metro Parking Garage top level is the best place in town to watch ALL of the fireworks. You can see fireworks everywhere going at the same time. It's a spot if your looking for somewhere to go watch them. <BR> <BR> Have a great 4th of July. Sun, 4 Jul 2010 14:25:44 EST Good Morning and hello Hi everyone, <BR> I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I joined last Wednesday and I think this is a great site. I wish everyone the best of luck in achieving your goals. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:16:52 EST Greetings to my DMV Family!! Hi All! I'm a DC native (GO SKINS!)currently living in Temple Hills, MD. Been on SP since 1/25/10 and I'm down 14lbs. WOO-HOO! I love eating out on the town on my one sanity day a week I give myself to have free reign. Would love to hear suggestions on everyone's favorite "hole in the wall" bar or restaurant. Looking forward to interacting with all of you. Keep on sparking! Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:45:33 EST Tennis anyone? I have always loved tennis, eventhough I can't play, but I need someone who is patient or a beginner like me to play with. Is there anyone around DC or maybe Arlington VA who is looking for a tennis partner? Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:05:55 EST HELLO Hi, <BR> I just joined this team and I am looking to meet like minded people in the area. I've been a sparkpeople member for a while, but I fell off the bandwagon and now I am back. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:00:00 EST Hey, y'all!!! My name is Lee. I'm 28 years old and I work in Washington, DC, but live in Virginia (close to Winchester). I'm new to SparkPeople, but I hope that this will be the tool that gives me the push to drop 110 lbs. <BR> <BR> A little more about me. I've struggled with my weight since a very early age (4 to be exact) and I've gone through almost every diet there is possible, but even when I do have success and drop 60-70 lbs I never can keep it off. Currently I sit at 245 lbs (I've actually dropped... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:42:52 EST Hello everyone I am new to Sparkpeople. I live in Maryland but work in VA. I am looking foward to reading words of encouragement from all of you...Maybe even find a couple of exercise buddies to keep me going. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:06:51 EST Its 2010 What are you doing health wise? Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Candace, the new admin for the group. I want to breathe some life back into this crew! Start out by sharing what your doing to get fit this year? Thu, 7 Jan 2010 09:33:32 EST Hi everybody!! hello all, <BR> I'm new to this team, but have been a member of Sparkpeople since June. I made the decision this weekend to get serious about my weightloss. Not just so I will look better but also for my over all health. I have had systemic lupus since I was 19 years old (I'm 39 now) and the past year has been extremely rough for me. I'm finally beginning to feel a little bit of my energy coming back so I want to take advantage of it!! Wish me luck! Mon, 9 Nov 2009 11:05:03 EST there strength in numbers Hello every body, Am so happy to have found local team. <em>211</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 20:12:46 EST Hello All I am new to Spark.. and live in Silver Spring.. I need all the help my sistes can give me to help in reaching my weight loss goal.. I am currently at 198lbs and need to get to 160lbs.. I have a gym memebership at Fitness First but lack motivation at times to go.. any one here that could use a workout partner.. Thanks for all the response Sun, 31 May 2009 10:22:44 EST PLEASE READ... Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope this email finds you well and you are having a great week! I want to take this time to thank everyone for their feedback and support. I have decided to start my own group for various reasons. I have a vision and I am not sure I can carry it out here the way I would like. <BR> <BR> I know that with God behind you, any goal can be achieved. I am all about constant encouragement and support so I decided to start my own group. I hope you guys join and/or spread the... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:19:00 EST Anybody try Azuka Bom? Hi Ladies, <BR> I'm thinking of checking out an Azuka Bom class tonight (<BR>tml) and wanted to know if any of you had tried it before. It looks like a lot of fun. Wed, 1 Apr 2009 13:46:58 EST Fitness goal for the week I know Monday has come and gone, but what is your fitness goal for the week? To work out twice this week, three get in a special session of abs? <BR> <BR> My fitness goal: to workout 4 times this week. I need to look cute in the Maid of Honor dress I will be rockin' Easter weekend. LOL Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:48:43 EST April Challenge Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I pray that you all are having an amazing week. I know we all have very busy weekends and schedules but I was hoping that we might be able to link up at a park in the urrea for a nice walk on a Saturday or Sunday. <BR> <BR> For those of you that participate and are also interested in doing a "who loses the most inches" challenge then the winner will get a nice prize. I would like it if we could link up Saturday, April 16th, 2009. I will look into local parks and ar... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:46:23 EST IT'S MOVE IT MONDAY..What are you going to do? I am declaring this MOVE IT MONDAY!!! What exercise are you going to do today to get your body moving?? <BR> <BR> I am planning to get 45 mins to 60 mins of elliptical time in today and also take a 1 mile brisk walk this evening if weather permits! Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:07:41 EST What are you looking forward to doing... I have seen this post in other groups and want to know what you are looking forward to doing once you reach your goal? Have you set mini-goals for yourself? <BR> <BR> I am going to get laser hair removal and a tattoo. I am so excited. I know I will get's not an easy road but I am going to push as hard as I can. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 16:01:24 EST Welcome BACK! Hi All, <BR> <BR> I know there has been little activity on this page...I am new to this but wanted to become a team leader and get everyone excited about fitness! So, do me a huge your long term goals on here and introduce yourself to the group! <BR> <BR> I am hoping with time we can organize little outings here and there to keep each other motivated. Let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> God Bless. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 20:34:56 EST New Team For MD Moms I started a new team for MD Mom's called Maryland Mom's on a Mission- if interested please go to my Spark Page to join!! This will be a great team that chats and updates daily!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to chatting with you!! Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:28:36 EST Hi! Hello Everyone, <BR> My name is Kim and I just joined the group. I reside in PG County. I am serious about my weight loss journey. I have been saying for the last two years that I am going to lose the "baby weight". My daughter is about to turn three, I am serious this time around. If anyone meets please let me know. <BR> <BR> Good Luck, <BR> Kimberly Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:17:08 EST WISHING YOU ALLTHE SUCCESS THIS YEAR AND BEYOND... Hello Ladies and Gents: <BR> <BR> I am Theresa and I just joined the group. I reside in DC. I am serious about my weight loss journey. This is not just a new year's resolution but a life resolution. I would love to join a bi-weekly or monthly meet up if one exists or establish one if it does not. <BR> <BR> Let's keep one another motivated! We can succeed! <BR> <BR> Theresa Sun, 11 Jan 2009 22:39:26 EST Personal Trainer in DC? Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a great new year! <BR> <BR> Can anyone recommend a personal trainer who will come to you? I have a gym in my building and I would like my trainer to be able to meet me at my home. It would be great if the trainer is certified and has references. I live in NW DC. <BR> Many thanks! Wed, 7 Jan 2009 21:46:17 EST Hello and Happy New Year Hello All! I am Susanna. I live in the Mt. Pleasant area and work in downtown DC. I very happy to join SparkPeople. I am looking forward to being motivated and motivating others. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:05:28 EST New in the New Year Hi ladies, <BR> I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I plan to go bigger and badder in '09 with my fitness goals. What are some of your strategies to keep on track? Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:16:06 EST hello hi i am 21 , i go to school in the dc area. I joined your team to find get exercise places and people to talk in the area. I am trying to make a lifestyle change. Does any one know any good gyms or dance classes ? Tue, 2 Dec 2008 12:15:30 EST WORK OUT BUDDY I AM LOOKING FOR A WORKOUT BUDDY CLOSE TO TEMPLE HILLS. I DON'T BELONG TO A GYM BUT I WOULDN'T MIND JOINING ONE IF I HAD SOMEONE TO GO WITH ON A REGULAR BASIS. WE COULD MEET UP AND GO FOR WALKS OR TAKE A WATER AEROBICS CLASS OR YOGA! ANY TAKERS? Thu, 13 Nov 2008 10:12:00 EST Greetings to everyone!!!!!! I am a new member of the DC Team and i am very excited about being apart of the team. <BR> I am in the Upper Marlboro Area. <BR> Yes i am ready to meet and great the team. <BR> Patricia. <em>220</em> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:28:16 EST Hi!! Hello everyone! I just joined Spark and the DC team! I'm currently a Howard MBA student and I am ready to do this! Just wanted to say hello. <BR> <BR> Camille Tue, 11 Nov 2008 02:36:32 EST Does anybody workout in the Temple Hills Area Hi, I joined this team when I first joined sparkpeople but never really introduced myself I live in the Temple Hills area and am trying to find a buddy to workout with. Does anybody workout at No Excuse Workout? Sun, 18 May 2008 22:56:31 EST Hello All I just signed onto this team and wanted to say hello. I already lost 75lbs (mostly using WW but recently with SP) and would like to lose another 150lbs--preferably before I turn 40 in 3.5 years. I feel confident that SP will help me stay motivated and, with any luck, so will all of you! Sat, 17 May 2008 22:56:59 EST Ladies I Need Your Help!! It's not a real emergency. But, I entered Canon (my son) in a local cute baby contest sponsored by one of the radio stations (Hot 99.5 in DC). <BR> <BR> I would love to have each of your vote! The voting begins May 13 at 5:30am. Here is the link:<BR>tml?_show <BR> <BR> To vote you will need to an email address. There is one vote per valid email address. So, if you have more than one, you can vote that many times. <BR> <BR> Canon is wearing his bl... Mon, 12 May 2008 13:43:40 EST i'm in! i'm new to spark and so glad to see there are people in the dc area who are already connected. it's nice to see there is a community here! i'm looking forward to sharing and working together to meet our goals! <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:45:17 EST WEEKLY WEIGHT LOSS SHOUT OUTS! HAVE YOU LOST WEIGHT THIS WEEK? IF SO EMAIL ME SO THAT I CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO OUT WEEKLY WEIGHT LOSS SHOUT OUT BOARD! GOOD LUCK! Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:40:32 EST SPREAD THE WORD! I CHALLENGE ALL OF YOU TO INVITE AT LEAST 5 FRIENDS TO JOIN THE DC/MD/VA TEAM! WE WILL HAVE A SHOUT OUT WALL FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ADD FRIENDS TO OUR GROUP! THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS AND WE REALLY WANT TO GET THE TEAM ROLLING SO LET'S GET OUT THERE AND RECRUIT SOME NEW TEAM MEMBERS! <em>220</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:38:09 EST MEET & GREET OK LADIES, GATHER AROUND! THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW US WHAT YOU'RE MADE OF. WE HAVE A LITTLE OVER 2 MONTHS TO LOSE AS MUCH WEIGHT AS YOU CAN! TRACK YOUR WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS IN A JOURNAL AND ADD PHOTOS THAT YOU CAN SHARE AT THE MEET & GREET! BE COMMITTED AND DEDICATED TO HELPING OTHERS. BY SHOWING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS YOU CAN INSPIRE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME! SO LET'S GET STARTED! EMAIL ME ANY SUGGESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT THE EVENT! LET'S GO TEAM! <em>9</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:30:37 EST Any Progress?? Does anyone have any progress to report this week? Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:09:53 EST Looking for a work out partner Any takers, I am a stay at home mom. My schedule is pretty flexible. Fri, 8 Feb 2008 23:12:24 EST New Member Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> My name is Deniesha. I live in Maryland with my husband ad our daughter. I am on this site to get help with my weight loss. I had my daughter in November of 2007 and now I am ready to say bye-bye to the weight. I am looking to drop at least 50 pounds (guys wish me luck). <em>253</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2008 07:56:02 EST Indoor Rock Climbing Hi ladies, <BR> In an effort to stay active and try new things, I'm going to try indoor rock climbing. Please let me know if you've tried this before and what your experience was and if you'd like to join me. Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:03:00 EST No Action?? Where is everyone? Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:51:38 EST Hi- New member Hi- I'm JenSmith, 31 (32 on Jan 7th), SAHM to 2 little boys, Logan 4 year and Noah 23 months. We live in the Reston/Fair Oaks area and I need to lose about 80 lbs. Anyone else near me or a SAHM? <BR> Thanks, <BR> jen Mon, 31 Dec 2007 19:28:58 EST Let's get it (re)started! Hi, I'm new (2 weeks) to SP and new (today) to this team. I've been looking at all the DC-area teams I can find, and I see one thing in common -- there aren't really any posts for the last couple months. Anybody else wanna spark DC back into action? Let me know! Tue, 25 Dec 2007 11:45:12 EST Avon Breast Cancer Walk...May 2008 The Avon Breast Cancer Walk will be held in DC May 3 and 4. This walk is going to be tough...I believe day one is 13.1 miles and day two is 26.2 miles. I am looking to complete this and would like to know if there is anyone willing to participate with me. Please let me know...thanks. Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:03:44 EST Hello Hi, just wanted to quickly introduce myself. My name is Tracy, I live in Manassas, and recently started ww...I had my 2nd weigh in today, and have lost a total of 7.2 lbs. I have much more to lose though, and need all the support and motivation I can get. Ive tried ww before and many other "diets", but Ive finally had it w/being tired, and overweight and unhealthy. I work in healthcare and know better. Im the one who usually takes care of everyone else and puts there needs before mine...... Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:24:43 EST hi hi hi Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> So I'm new and introducing myself across the teams I've joined. Sorry if you have more than 1 team in common with me and therefore see this twice. :) I've been lurking around for almost a year now. But for one reason or another haven't been active much until now. But now I am *ready*. :) <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the group support and making new friends here. <BR> <BR> I maintain a presence here and on and I also run 3 meetup groups (a wal... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 13:21:36 EST Walking in Fairfax Hi...does anyone know of nice parks/walking paths in Fairfax? I've been walking around the neighborhood but since the weather is cooling off I was thinking of expanding my rountine. Thanks Dana Sun, 2 Sep 2007 21:40:17 EST Work out partner Hi ladies, <BR> I'm desperately trying to motivate myself to work out on a consistent basis and really need a partner to help me out. I work out at Bally's, usually in the late evening, and I'd like someone to work out with me there or pose other places where we can work out. Please let me know if you're interested or recommend some fun classes that you may be taking. Thanks! Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:57:13 EST newbie...sorta Hi everyone, I'm Dana and I'd like to reintroduce myself to the group. I moved recently and it affected alot in a really negative way. So much so, I fell into a depression and I hadn't been on Sparks for months. I'm back and doing better than I was before. I look forward to getting to know you all again. Tue, 24 Jul 2007 13:50:44 EST Capitol Hill Area? I know I haven't been the most active in this group or even SP... I want to change that! I work around capitol hill and want to start some after work or lunch time walks. Or even challenges, stretching, weight training in a park... basically something to break up the monotony! Is anyone interested in joining me? Tue, 17 Jul 2007 11:54:09 EST Where Is Everyone? This team hasn't been getting any action. <BR> <BR> Hello?? Talk to a sista!! <BR> <BR> Where y'all at? Mon, 25 Jun 2007 11:28:28 EST Where do you get your food measuring tools from? I would like to know so I can jump start my program. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Sun, 24 Jun 2007 01:13:22 EST Advice???? Hey ladies! I just got accepted to GWU and I'm looking for advice on where I can find a 1br apartment in a decent place in DC. I'm looking for something around $1000 or less. I don't want to share a home, and I'd prefer to live in NW. I've been checking the Washington Post daily, but any extra advice will be greatly appreciated! Sun, 13 May 2007 11:18:30 EST Bally's All- <BR> I usually workout @ my gym at work. But in an effort to be consistent on the weekends I will be working out @ Bally's as well. Is there anyone living in the Maryland area that is already a member and trying to workout on the weekend?? <BR> <BR> I'm at the one in Hampton Mall--I know it's ghetto, but it serves the purpose) <BR> Sat, 5 May 2007 16:49:33 EST Walkathon Hey Ladies, <BR> I am requesting your prayers and support. As some of you know I have been training and preparing for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer . Well it is finally here!! On May 5th and 6th my goal is to complete at least 75% if not 100% of this 39.1 mile walk injury free and also to keep focus the purpose of this event.Please keep me in mind this weekend as I will keep each of you in mind as constant motivators. Mon, 30 Apr 2007 06:45:54 EST 6- week Ab Challenge Our abs challenge was so so so AWESOME and brought on some real results. Ladies let's do it again. Just add this challenge to your daily exercise routine. Lets start with at least 150 reps daily and work our way up!!!! (Break em’ down do them all at once however you do it is up to you. 6 sets of 25 throughout the day 2 sets of 75 etc) LETS JUST GET EM DONE!!!!!! Starting TODAY!!!! I really need you all on this are you with me? <BR> <BR> 4/23- 4/29 Week #1 <BR> Butterfly crunches <BR> Lay on ... Mon, 23 Apr 2007 08:14:18 EST SORRY I'VE BEEN MIA <BR> <BR> HI LADIES <BR> <BR> I'M SORRY I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR A WHILE BUT I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH QUITE A BIT. MY LONG TIME ON/OFF BOYFRIEND AND I FINALLY SPLIT (FOR REAL THIS TIME) THEN MY DAD HAS BEEN REALLY SICK. I WAS GOING BACK AND FORTH TO CT TO HELP MY MOM OUT WITH HIM. HE CAN'T BEND AND HAS TROUBLE WALKING. HE HAS TO GET BOLTS AND SCREWS IN HIS BACK IN ORDER TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM. BECAUSE OF HIS WEIGHT (WELL OVER 400POUNDS), AGE 63, AND HEALTH PROBLEMS (HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & DIABETI... Sat, 21 Apr 2007 07:00:20 EST WHAT'S GOING ON???? Hey Everybody-- <BR> What's going on? I hope that everyone is doing well. No posts in a couple of days, so I just wanted to encourage everyone to keep going and stay on track. I know for me as soon as someone notices that I'm losing I kinda slack off. Everyone seems to be doing such a good job. Just want to remind you guys not to let anyone cut you off or bump you out of the race. <BR> Spring is here, so let's clean out some of the negative self talk and behavior and renew our fitness a... Sat, 14 Apr 2007 13:33:42 EST Struggling w/ Monthly Cravings Maybe a bit TMI, but a sista needs some help! Well around my cycle time I get uncontrolable cravings for sweets (mostly chocolate) but if I can't get that anything will do. Needless to say it's that time of month and I am out of control. Although I continue to exercise, I feel like whats the point? It's as if all my hard work goes out the window for one week of the month and I feel like the guinea pig on the wheel, just going around in circles defeating the purpose....... <em>39</em> Tue, 10 Apr 2007 19:40:26 EST Jogging'Running Has anyone here attempted to jog or run and if so what was the result? My current weight is around 300 give or take and I have been walking for a half hour and jogging (or prancing as my frind calls it) for a minute every 5 minutes wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions <em>20</em> an keeping up my endurance. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Lisa Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:59:08 EST Hello from Oxon Hill, MD Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> Whew I took me a minute to find some people that are local. I look forward to talking to you all. <em>198</em> Sat, 24 Mar 2007 00:36:38 EST Are you ladies up for a weekend adventure Hey ladies, <BR> Is any one interested in a ladies day out, maybe the 1st Saturday / Sunday in June? We can decide on an area that is convenient? I was thinking in the areas of Williamsburg/ Potomac Mills… maybe an amusement park, Water Park, or have a healthy picnic or cookout. If you have any suggestions Please post them.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Mar 2007 11:09:00 EST WALKING I THOUGHT MAYBE WE COULD MEET UP TO WALK. SOMETIMES I DO A LOT OF TAPES AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE AND WITH THE WEATHER ABOUT TO BREAK (I HOPE) I THOUGHT MAYBE WE COULD GET OUT AND GO FOR A WALK. IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A BUDDY TO CHAT WITH WHILE WALKING. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! Wed, 7 Mar 2007 06:56:55 EST Is anyone looking for a personal trainer in MD? Happy Saturday ladies, <BR> I hope you all are as happy to see the weekend as I am..... <BR> I have hooked up with an excellent trainer.... She is very helpful to me and if any of you ladies are interested I will be happy to pass on her info. <BR> D Sat, 3 Mar 2007 14:33:14 EST Anyone up for an Ab challenge? Hey ladies I really need a challenge! Will any one join me from today to the end of the month I will do 100 crunches a day (using the machine, the floor, standing, etc) even on my rest day ... Pick your goal and post it.... <BR> Thank You Ladies for joining me! <BR> Donna Fri, 2 Mar 2007 07:00:54 EST Struggling with 1200 calories Good Day Ladies, <BR> I want to see if any of you ladies had methods of sticking with your healthier eating plan / diet? I am aiming for 1200 calories and have been striking out almost daily by 200-300 calories per day...... <BR> <BR> I was under the illusion that I was on target until I started logging every bite... <BR> <BR> Quite depressing:( <BR> <BR> Help! <BR> D <BR> Tue, 27 Feb 2007 19:45:02 EST DC resident Hi, I am a Weight Watcher members and they always talk about this site. <BR> I think is very cleaver that we can have teams. <BR> I am open for suggestions for a better diet. <BR> I want to lose 40 pounds and seams impossible. <BR> I think support is a big part of the process. <BR> Thanks!. <BR> <BR> Maria. <BR> Fri, 16 Feb 2007 08:36:55 EST Salutations Ladies <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> I am also interested in meeting and motivating on-line and off. I live in Southern, MD but work in DC. What happened to the meeting that was being planned in December? I would love to participate in the camraderie and support! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 26 Jan 2007 20:27:26 EST Hi My name is Deniesha. I am 26 years old. I am currently the heaviest I have ever been, weighing in at 213lb. I am only 5'4 so this is not a good look. I am pretty good at the dieting part, but I have a hard time sticking to an exercise regime. I get excited about the whole idea of working out to lose weight, but within days I lose my motivation. I would really appreciate any suggestions on how to get yourself motivated to go tothe gym or to even pop a video in the DVD player, LOL. Thank you Fri, 19 Jan 2007 10:59:48 EST Goals for 2007 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I have posted this on other forums that I belong to, but I didn't see this posted here, so I wanted to start this topic here. <BR> <BR> Since we are in a new year, we always come up with resolutions or goals and I wanted to start it off. Do any of you have any goals that you'd like to accomplish this year? These goals can be health related or not. It doesn't matter, just as long as you know that you can truly obtain them. <BR> <BR> So I'll go first! <BR> <BR> NappyD... Fri, 5 Jan 2007 13:41:25 EST Monthly Meeting! Hey Girls, <BR> <BR> In order to welcome you all into the new year, I thougth it would be great to meet up with each other. We could meet at a restaurant or maybe even over my house depending on how many people respond (I live in Suitland, MD). It will be like a meet and greet and all are welcome. We can share what works or what doesn't. Also maybe everyone could bring a healthy dish with the recipe. When responding please include any questions, comments, or concerns as well as a suggested d... Sat, 30 Dec 2006 19:13:28 EST newbie here, hi everyone I just wanted to introduce myself- My name is nikki and i am from Montgomery County, MD. <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! Wed, 6 Dec 2006 11:22:53 EST Curves Anyone a member of Curves? If so, are you interested in a workout buddy and where are you located? I am in DC and am a member of the Rhode Island Ave NW Curves, but also work out at the Cap Hill location. Wed, 15 Nov 2006 17:20:23 EST Hey everyone I'm new and would love to get together with people in the area. Let me know when you g2g Wed, 18 Oct 2006 14:26:18 EST Good Morning = Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:28:03 EST hope everyone has a good day jsut want to wish everyone a great day and a low caloric intake Thu, 3 Aug 2006 12:00:20 EST Interested in 2 week challenge.... well.. this is one way to motivate myself but just for something basic..i want to loose 5 pounds in two weeks. that is my next challenge for myself and i thought i would include everybody. I am going to start on monday...who's with me? <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp?gid=2526 Fri, 28 Jul 2006 08:19:20 EST newbie hey people thought id join since i live in VA best wishes to all of u Thu, 27 Jul 2006 21:16:01 EST hello just introducing myself.. <BR> my name is keshia and i am from md <BR> im 19 and i go to school in VA Thu, 27 Jul 2006 09:18:51 EST