SparkPeople SparkBillings - The Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Billings area. Welcome! SparkPeople SparkBillings - The Official Team Team Messageboard Running in the Montana Marathon I've been running on the treadmill at the Billings Family YMCA training for this marathon. Any suggestions on nutrition? Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:30:18 EST Aday4this My name is Alice. I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers since 1989. I have 35 pounds to loose again!! <BR> I will be 73 in acouple of weeks. I have a small dog, Buddy. He keeps me moving, everytime I sit down and get real comfy he needs to go out side. <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 23:16:35 EST Checking in! Hi everyone! I'm new to the team! Any ideas to make the team more active? Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:37:01 EST Hello. Hi, I'm Nana H. Nice to meet everyone. I started a spark because I would like to lose weight to wear a bathing suit and not be embarrassed about it. Thank you! Thu, 5 Jan 2012 22:36:54 EST A new start OK, todayI am starting a new program and goal. I have tried hundreds of diet plans and have not had great success because I can't seem to stick with it for the long haul. Consequently I don't lose and actually gain a little more each year. I have gotten so heavy I can hardly stand myself.. but know I must do something to get weight off before it really ruins my health and future. I need to lose 80+ lbs which seems overwhelming. I have my granddaughters graduation coming up in June 2012 a... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 11:39:45 EST First post to this blog Hi Billings team! I'm off to my second meeting of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at the Y. I have managed to drop 10 pounds previous to our first class and with my new knowledge and hopefully good hints on better things to eat, I will reach my goal in a year. I am not shooting for my college weight...not realistic. I can already feel some easing on my joints and a bit more energy. Please leave messages on my page of your favorite healthy snacks, especially those of you who like sweets... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:02:08 EST Finally going to do this My name is Britney and im finally ready to get in shape ive failed so many time dieting and i dont want to let myself down this time Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:37:18 EST I want to get to know my team! Hi fellow Billings Sparkers!! I joined just a few weeks ago. I will be in the Aug. 17 Diabetes Prevention Program through St. V's and the Y. Are any of you in the program too? Have any of you done the program and can give me feed back? If any of you are members of the Y, let me know what exercises turn your crank. I have back pain and neuropathy in my feet, so I am drawn to the water. If there is a group of you that meets somewhere for socializing, exercise, what have you, let me in on it. ... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 11:13:08 EST Upcoming Billings Sparkers fun!! So a few of us are thinking of doing the Walk to End Alzheimers together at Riverfront Park 9/18. Fundraising is not required. The walk is 1-3 miles. We could start a team or just participate as individuals. I am on the planning committee and my employer is really involved so I will know alot of the details but unfortunately can't take on more responsibility at the event, like organizing my Sparkfriends, because I'll be doing registration and stuff anyway. Maybe someone wants to take charge? ... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:03:27 EST Pink Gloves? Pink Gloves boxing is offered at my gym, but I have not known anyone who's taken it. I am especially afraid of being too out of shape or too fat to succeed. Would love to hear from others fighting the bulge and how they do in Pink Gloves, and/or CrossFit. I like strength training in a group (as much as I can like it at all) but don't want to be the wimpy kid! Sun, 5 Jun 2011 14:21:05 EST Good fitness classes I like fitness classes in theory, but HATE the initial feelings of high-school-like awkwardness that comes with being the new kid. I used to take spinning class 3-4x/week but ended up hurting my hip and haven't had the guts to get back in there. The women on weights class at my gym was also cancelled. <BR> I am sure there are gym-related classes and others as well. I'd love to hear some suggestions for good group classes. <BR> My gym (Anytime Fitness-Downtown) offers classes at $2/each for ... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 14:19:38 EST Interested in Hula Hooping? Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Ashley and have been on Spark People for a while, but quite honestly pretty dormant. I wanted to reach out to anybody who might be interested in hooping. The weather is starting to get nicer (with the exception of the downpour as I type) and along with it comes the hooping season. <BR> <BR> I've been hooping for a couple years, but have yet to find any real "hooping buddies" in Billings. If anybody is interested in joining me, I could share techniques an... Tue, 10 May 2011 10:38:52 EST wanting to lose mostly my stomach I workout at the gym at least 4 days a week but I want to work out at least 6 days but sometimes the work schedule gets in the way. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 22:56:11 EST Hello My name is Rick and I am new to Spark People. I am 46 years old and have been married for 25 years. I have two great kids, a great son-in-law and grandson #1 on the way. I want to create a more healthy lifestyle for myself. With the grandson on the way, it seems all that much more important. My ultimate goal is to lose 100 pounds. I have set my first or short term goal for 33 pounds. <BR> <BR> I am really looking forward to the interaction with the team. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:15:59 EST Hi to all the Billings Spark Team Members Hi everyone! I have been on Spark Peole for under a month and I haven't introduced myself yet. Feel free to go to my Spark Page. I try to blog everyday and have a good streak going. I am enjoying the Spark People website and working on my new, healthy lifestyle!! Hope this finds you excited for Spring and our better weather!! Get out there and enjoy it! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Angie Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:18:23 EST Introduction Hi fellow lifestyle makeover people! I am a 30 year old female who was raised on fast food and utter laziness. I am trying to prevent myself from getting type 2 diabetes which is a genetic disorder in my family. My father, grandfather, and great grandmother all had/have type 2 diabetes and none of them are overweight. I have joined spark people to learn how to plan meals, eat better and incorporate daily activity in my life. I am also participating in a program that is called Diabetes Preven... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:03:37 EST Is the weather effecting your work out?? I am walking indoors to a tape which is ok ,but really can't wait 'till i can get back outside. Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:32:41 EST shannon hi Wed, 8 Dec 2010 15:38:38 EST Daily Quotes "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"-Franklin <BR> <BR> thought it might be fun to post some inspiration Sat, 9 Oct 2010 08:41:26 EST Denver Rock and Roll marathon anyone??? I will be headed to Denver for the race. Looking for anyone that is going as well. Willing to share a ride/room? Thu, 16 Sep 2010 04:51:26 EST What is your routine? Hi Everybody! What is you exercise routine and is it working for you right now? Any routines you think are fun? <BR> <BR> I am doing P90X Classic Version and I love it! I also do martial arts twice a week and might start up belly dancing again here soon. I pretty much exercise seven days a week for at least an hour. I am on day 15 or 16 of my P90X routine and I am already seeing some amazing results. I have been in martial arts for a year now. I used to belly dance in high school for about t... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 09:34:37 EST Looking for someone to walk with/work out with Looking to meet new spark friends that are local! Also, was wondering what are some good hiking areas right around Billings? Any help would be great!!!!!! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:44:39 EST Hello Hello, I am new to this. I had never even heard of spark people until it was brought up in an employee move class where I work. I thought what the heck I'll check it out. So far I like it a lot. I am a little concered how much time it takes but hey maybe that's what makes it so special. I know that I am really having to take time for me and to look at how I am living life. Can't wait to see where this road leads. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 23:44:15 EST Hi Im new to this My name is Kristin I am 35 yrs old Happily married mommy of 3. I have soooo much weight to lose. I love this site so far, feels so positive. :) I am sure it will help me. I have walked everyday since ive started and I really hope to continue on y journey to the new me :) Hoping to meet some friends who are going through the same ordeal as me to keep Me montivated! :) I have about 100 pounds to it seems like it may take forever I hope not! Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:47:01 EST Where is your favorite place to work out? At any time of the year...where is your favorite work out spot and why? <BR> In the summer, I can imagine there's alot of outdoor folks...but is there anywhere you think is really good? What about gyms? Have you thought a specific one was better than any others and what did you like about it? Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:36:28 EST I need a walking partner.. Hi everyone I'm fairly new to spark & looking for a walking partner I luv luv luv to walk & do a lot on my own, but would like to find someone to go with. I work M-F 8:30 -5:30 I can squeeze in after work or on weekends I'm very flexible, mornings are ok too.I would luv to hear from someone!! Sat, 20 Mar 2010 22:27:57 EST I am ready for a new ME! Hello, my name is Kristine and I live in Billings, Montana. I have been dealing with my weight for most of my life. I did lose a lot of weight a year after my first child 13 years ago, but it was not in a good way. I didn't eat much and was out walking every night. It didn't stay off either. This time I am going to do it right. I want to be more active alone and with my family. I want to be able to enjoy more outdoor activities with my husband and my children. <BR> <BR> I am a mom of ... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 16:39:18 EST Finally posting to Spark Has taken me a bit -- signed up for an acct in August and finally using Spark pages daily since January. I'm amazed at how motivational Spark Pages, I enjoy reading other member's success stories and their journeys. Being fairly private, it has taken awhile for my first post but coming out of my shell! What a blessing to have support on something that has felt "private". Just what I needed apparently. Thank you:) Becky Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:06:14 EST Hi Hi, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself. I live in Shepherd. I work from home, so I have a very sedentary life. I am married and mom of a 12 year-old son. I have been struggling with my weight all my life. I am so tired.....however, I feel hopeful coming across the SparkPeople site! Plus, it's cool Billings has its own team! Go us! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 21:40:31 EST New Member Hello my name is Angela! I am a single mother of an awesome 5 year old boy. I have 50 pounds to lose. I feel as if my weight has gotten out of control. I don't know what happened. It's like I woke up one morning and I was fat. I feel so uncomfortable in my body and am excited to start this new journey! Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:41:24 EST Hi and looking for a walking partner! Hi Billings Sparkers! This is my second time around on the Spark worked wonderfully the first time and then things got hectic and the weight came back! I am planning on having my first baby this year but would like to lose some weight and get in better shape before I get pregnant. I would really love to have a walking partner! I live downtown by Pioneer Park. Is anyone interested? Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:11:58 EST Healthy Eating Choice Keith at Healthy Pantry in Red Lodge, set-up a promotion code for SparkPeople friends that gives 20% off plus free shipping. To use this: <BR> Go to <BR> Add items to your shopping cart <BR> Click "My Cart" at the top of any page <BR> Enter the Discount Code of "SPARK" <BR> Note: the discount code doesn't appear if you bypass "My Cart' and just "Checkout", so be sure to click "My Cart" to get the discount! <BR> <BR> If you want to che... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 16:08:12 EST Cycling Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just returned from the first meeting of a new, local cycling club called Billings Area Cycling Network (BACN). The meeting was advertised to include both avid, recreational well as people interested in a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> They will be having regular, monthly meetings, and would like to have this group grow -- I'm hoping to ride (recreationally ;) through the fall and winter (when possible) and enjoy some rides and events in the spring and ... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 22:50:13 EST Hello I am a 44 year old mother of two here in Billings MT. I found the website yesterday while asking a question of BING regarding caloric intake numbers. My 13 year old daughter and I have decided to make a conscious effort to monitor our meals and workouts. I am excited to start this program and will be sure to check out the SparkTeen site for her as well. Look forward to participating with you all! Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:53:46 EST Workout Partner Needed Does any one workout at the YMCA? Do you need some one to help you stay motivated? I am looking for a workout partner. My schedule is fairly open just need some one to go with me to help keep me motivated. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:58:04 EST Diabetes Prevention Program Has anyone taken or currently taking the DPP program at the YMCA? I would like to chat with some who have taken the program or who are taking the program. Maybe set up a "support" system for all those involved. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:53:25 EST Running I tried many times to start running, but I always had a problems with my shin. Do you have any thoughts any Ideas about how to solve this problem? Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:40:54 EST leonarda3 I am trying to lose weight for years now is my chance to do it with all your help. I have 3 wonderful children and doing it for them. I have a long way to go to really get to my goal. If you can courage me that would be great. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:41:14 EST Hello hi I am Shell and am looking for someone to help me along the way with things. Someone to chat with that has been there or is there know i am not doing this to lose 20 or 30 lbs i am trying to lose almost 200lbs and could really use a buddy to talk to that understands that kind of struggle.... <em>249</em> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:34:29 EST Hi! I'm Ronna My name is Ronna this is the umpteenth time I've tried to lose weight. I always have success and then I always go back to where I started. I went to a class on bariatric surgery the other night...30,000 dollars. I just want to be able to buy clothes. I could last summer after I had a total abdominal hysterectomy I was a size 16. Now I'm back to a size 20 or 22. I'm so fed up. Sun, 12 Jul 2009 13:10:28 EST Hello Hi, I am new to spark people. I live on the west end and am attempting to lose the wieght I gained after moving to Billings over a year ago. I am looking forward to the support and insight from others. <BR> Sun, 5 Jul 2009 12:47:14 EST Hi all I'm Jen So when I was in highschool I was a jock and in great shape. Then a couple years after high school I started packing on the pounds. I managed to gain 30 lbs. Then I decided to finally go to college so for some unknown miracle I managed to lose that 30 lbs by eating healthy and exercising. Then I got to college and ended up gaining 40 lbs back. This is where I am at now. I have no idea how I was able to loose the weight before cuz I am having the hardest time gaining motivation and exercising.... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 23:15:33 EST Daily Challenge-June 23 Move while your on the phone. Instead of just sitting and talking, get up and walk around. Tue, 23 Jun 2009 08:55:19 EST Daily Challenge-June 19 This is for everyone that works at a desk, you can also apply it to watching television. Workout, calf raises, arm stretches, etc. while you are at your desk(or in front of the TV) Fri, 19 Jun 2009 09:39:58 EST Daily Challenge-June 16 Make a CD of exercise music. You can use it for cardio, running, walking, dancing, whatever form of exercise you choose. Pick songs that motivate you, or buy a CD that helps you exercise. Let us know how it goes. Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:22:15 EST Daily Challenge-June 15 DO IT YOURSELF!!! Any projects that need to be done around the house, do them yourself. If it's not something you would normally do yourself find a book or directions online and learn to do it. Log here with any sucess stories or projects. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 09:01:39 EST Daily Challenge-June 14 Exercise while watching TV. Add a little more movement to your day. While watching television lift weights, march in place, anything that keeps you moving!!! Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:56:12 EST Running & Loving It!!! I started my running program, as planned, on June 3rd and I am going strong. I am only running 20 minutes a day, in the evening, but it is great. The weather has been great for it. I had forgotten how uplifting running is and how great I feel afterwards. I am glad to be a part of it again. Anyone else out there with success stories, share them on the team page. We can always use a little inspiration!!! Mon, 8 Jun 2009 09:13:56 EST What's up with Mother Nature?!?!?! I know I have been told that if you don't like the weather in Billings, just wait an hour, but this is ridiculous!!! Perhaps Mother Nature is suffering from a split personality. I was okay with skipping Spring and moving right into Summer, but the flop back to near Winter weather is a little much for me. At this rate we may never get to camping. I have a few friends who are loving the cooler weather though. How do you guys feel about it? Happy, sad, depressed, indifferent? Let me know. Mon, 8 Jun 2009 09:10:14 EST Daily Challenge-June 8 Today try to add weight to your daily routine; use a basket at the store instead of a cart, unload the car yourself etc. Let us know how it goes. Have a great day!!! Mon, 8 Jun 2009 09:01:44 EST Daily Challenge-June 5 Where/buy a pedometer today. You can pick them up at practically any store, even the Dollar Stores. Then just clip it on your belt and start walking. The goal is to see how many step you actually take in a day. Log it in when your done. Fri, 5 Jun 2009 07:50:46 EST Any runner's out there? Good morning team! I am gearing up to start my running program tomorrow. Remember it is National Running Day!!! Any runners or wanna be runners should start or enhance their program. Log any thougts or idea here on how to keep a successful program going. Tue, 2 Jun 2009 05:37:43 EST Daily Challenge-June 2 Todays challenge is once again sneaking in extra fitness steps. Wherever you go today, park further away then you normally would. Then you will have those extra steps under your fitness belt, basically without even trying. Let's Go!!! Tue, 2 Jun 2009 05:33:49 EST Summer's knocking! Summer is knocking on the door. Wake up Billings!!! Let's take our numbers over the top. Lake Elmo is warming up and the mountain get aways are calling. Let this be our month to shine!!! Mon, 1 Jun 2009 01:15:12 EST Daily Challenge-June 1 This month I am going to try and follow the 30 Day calendar of tips that SparkPeople provided. Let's make this month really SPARK!!! Today's challenge is to do your dishes, by hand. This not only gets you up and moving, but saves energy as well. Let's Go Team!!!! Mon, 1 Jun 2009 01:13:02 EST Daily Challenge-May 28 Add a salad to your diet today! Log ot in when your done!!!! Thu, 28 May 2009 08:39:35 EST Summer Bang!!! Hey Billings, summer is right around the corner. Let's hit it off with a bang!!! Get motivated and help everyone on our team stay focused. This will be a great summer and a great time to get in shape. Look at the daily challenges and let's meet our goals. Introduce yourselves on the forum and let's get to know each other and our city. Tue, 26 May 2009 08:42:59 EST Daily Challenge-May 26 Log in your cardio minutes here. Tue, 26 May 2009 08:38:36 EST THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Memorial Day and issue a big THANKS to all of you who are serving, have served or have loved ones who are serving to protect our freedoms. This day is for you!!! Please convey my deepest gratitude to anyone you know overseas. Mon, 25 May 2009 10:26:42 EST Daily Challenge-May 25 Happy Memorial Day!!! Hope that everyone is having a great HOLIDAY! Let's make today's challenge red, white or blue. Add a dish/food to your holiday meal that includes all or one of the colors. Let us know what you go with and log it here. <em>232</em> Mon, 25 May 2009 10:23:49 EST Daily Challenge-May 22 Back to our gardening/spring theme. Plant a flower today. In a pot, in the ground, plant or seed. Log it here and let us know what you picked. <em>214</em> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> Fri, 22 May 2009 09:12:53 EST Daily Challenge-May 21 Let's do a little something for the muscles and relaxation today. Spend 10 minutes stretching. Any muscle group, anytime of day, log it in when you're done!!!! Thu, 21 May 2009 07:26:01 EST Weather?!?!?! Crazy weather. Welcome to Montana!!! Hopefully we will have it a little warmer today. We seem to just keep flipping back and forth between the hot and cold. I am very ready for summer, bring on the SUN!!! Thu, 21 May 2009 07:23:57 EST Stay At Home Moms?!?! Any stay at home Moms out there? With summer right around the corner I am starting to think about activities for the kids. I live in the Heights and have 6, 5 and 6 month old kids. Was wondering if anyone would be interested in meeting for play groups during the summer. Let me know what you think. Tue, 19 May 2009 09:10:01 EST Daily Challenge-May 19 Today we are going to sneak fitness in. No matter where you go work, the store, school, park further away than you normally would. Pick a the furthest space from where you are going. This will add walking steps and build fitness. Let us know how it goes. Small steps accomplish big goals!!! Tue, 19 May 2009 09:07:30 EST Daily Challenge-May 18 Come on Billings, let's get motivated!!! Todays challenge is an easy one. Introduce yourself to the Team. We have a forum for it, just get on and tell us a little about yourself. As always, log it here when your done!!!! Mon, 18 May 2009 09:31:12 EST Daily Challenge-May 15 Going into the weekend let's stay focused. Find a motivational quote, poem,saying, etc.... anything that helps keep you going. Post here!!! Fri, 15 May 2009 05:49:20 EST Gardening!!! Hey any gardeners out there?! As spring has finally arrived, we are preparing to start our garden. We always have a big one with lots of vegetables. We also have a strawberry patch and a raspberry patch. We are interested in planting some fruit trees and live up in the Heights. Any suggestions on which fruit trees do best in this area? Thu, 14 May 2009 11:38:46 EST Daily Challenge-May 14 Let's hit gardening again. Go out into your yard and decide on a spot to put a plant. Whether it be a flower or a vegetable or a fruit. Let us know what you decide. Thu, 14 May 2009 11:36:22 EST Drizzle, Drizzle!!!! Well, team we are back to the drizzling weather again. I am sure that sunshine is just around the corner. Let's get motivated and get in shape for the nice weather. Swimsuits will be here before we know it and Lake Elmo is close by. We can do this together. Wed, 13 May 2009 09:26:00 EST Daily Challenge-May 13 Since we are back to the rainy weather, let's take it indoors today and try something new. Something that will lead into Spring and Summer. When you go to the store, pick a vegetable to grow this season. Buy the seeds or the plant, either one. Bring it home and lets see what kind of gardens we can start. Log here when you're done and let us know what you picked. If we get enough involved maybe we will have a vegetable swap this summer. Let's Go TEAM!!! <BR> <BR> <em>258</em> <em>291</em> ... Wed, 13 May 2009 09:23:03 EST Daily Challenge-May 12 Let's take it outside again. 20 minutes of outdoor activity walking, playing, gardening, yardwork, anything, just get up and GO!!!!! Log it in when you're done. Tue, 12 May 2009 08:40:03 EST Daily Challenge-May 11 Looks like Spring has hit us, finally. At least for the moment. Take a walk outside today. Anywhere, anytime, any length. Log it here when you're done. Let's Go Team!!!! Mon, 11 May 2009 13:14:42 EST Just starting and need to focus Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I actually live in Missoula not Billings but there wasn't a team for my area but this is "close enough"! I really believe that getting healthy requires tracking our nutrition intake along with steady exercise. I just find it diffucult to make time for myself. I am always running doing stuff for my family and friend's events or getting caught up on chores. Not enough time in the day to exercise but I need to do is everyone else making time for themselves wh... Mon, 11 May 2009 12:26:14 EST Daily Challenge-May 10 Today we celebrate Mom, so our challenge is a pampering one. All you Mom's & perspective Mom's out there give yourself a pampering moment long bath, foot massage, nap etc... Anything you enjoy. All you men out there give a pampering moment to your wife, mother, etc... Log here when your done!!! Sun, 10 May 2009 03:30:35 EST Daily Challenge-May 7 Let's go for something a little springy with Leafy Greens. Add one to your diet today. Log it here when you've done it. We can do this Billings! Let's Go!!! Thu, 7 May 2009 04:13:08 EST Back In Town Hi everyone! I am back in town now. Gotta get going this week. Everytime I travel I seem to fall off the wagon, so we're back at square one. I had to go and help my daughter and fairly new grandaughter, so it was worth the set back. I was better on this trip than last time. Ready to get moving though. Wed, 6 May 2009 08:49:31 EST Daily Challenge-May 6 Okay, I just got back in town and need to get back on track. Todays challenge is to track all food eaten today. ALL FOOD, even the cheats. Check in here and let us know how it goes. Wed, 6 May 2009 08:46:37 EST WEEKEND TRIP!!!!! Heading out of town again this weekend, hopefully I'll be able to check in. Keep up the good work and let's have a STRONG Weekend!!!! Fri, 1 May 2009 22:41:11 EST Daily Challenge-April 30 Okay, it's supposed to be Spring(even though the weather does not really reflect that), so let's get back to Nature. Today's challenge is to get outside. Talk a walk, work in the yard, play with kids, swing on a swing etc... It doesn't matter what you do, just step outside and look at our beautiful world. Log it in here when you're done. Have a GREAT one!!! Thu, 30 Apr 2009 08:25:05 EST SNOW, Really?!?!?! I can't believe it is snowing!!! Didn't we have the 1st day of spring already? Perhaps Mother Nature is a bit fickle, or just wants to keep us guessing. In any event we will trudge on and hope that spring is on it's way. I am starting to get cabin fever and just want to be able to walk outside instead of on a treadmill. Have a good day everyone and for those of you who really like the snow, Hooray!!!! Those of us who don't will continue to wait. <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:38:29 EST Fizzled Out?!?!?! Wow, I have really fizzled out this month. I started strong, but ever since I went out of town I am really struggling to get back in the swing of things. How do you fall out of a routine so quickly? And how do you get back into one? Hopefully I can step it up a bit and get going!!! Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:38:52 EST Daily Challenge-April 29 With all the moisture we are getting, the plants are doing well. Let's step up our hydration today. Make it 10 glasses of water and log it here. Let's Go Team!!! Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:36:06 EST BOOTCAMP In order to step up my week I am going to give the SP BootCamp a try. You can find it under Healthy Lifestyle/Videos. Anyone else up for the challenge. If so log it here when you're done each day and we'll see how we do. Let's see how many people we can get involved. Same town, same workout, same goal. GO TEAM!!!!! <em>216</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 05:32:30 EST Daily Challenge-April 26 Beginning of a new week, let's do this one right. I usually take it a step down on the weekend, so let's make it easy. Any type of stretching to relax today. Yoga, pilates, plain or stretching anything you want. Log it here when you're done. Let's Go Team!!! <em>406</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 05:28:55 EST SPRING????? I don't know where spring went, but I am waiting for it to come back. We are supposed to get another storm this week. Anyone with some creative indoor exercise suggestions? What workout DVD's do like or dislike? Anyone not ready for Spring? Sun, 26 Apr 2009 04:04:32 EST RECOMMIT Okay Team let's jumpstart this week. I know it's supposed to be wintery again throughout the week, so we may have to be creative. Let's join forces and make this a GREAT week. Everyone ready to recommit and really support each other through this,reply here and tell us your goals. Let's go TEAM!!!! Sun, 26 Apr 2009 04:01:52 EST Check In With Us Hi Team!!! Let's get our motivation going as Spring starts to appear. Use this forum to really get each other going. Post daily workouts, questions, just let us know how you're doing. You are all FANTASTIC!!! Sat, 25 Apr 2009 07:40:10 EST Daily Challenge-April 25 Okay everyone, Spring has apparently runaway for a few days. Wasn't expecting to wake up to snow yesterday or the cold temperatures this morning. So, let's take advantage a little bit. Todays challenge is to find a new soup recipe on SparkRecipes and make it. Yes, eat it too. Post it here and let us know how it was. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 07:37:00 EST Grandma is Back!!! Hello Team. I am back. My grandbaby Avery was born on Tuesday night and is doing well. I am sure that the fast food and hospital diet for those three days was not helpful to my diet. So, I am now trying to get back on track. Let's Do This!!! Hope you are all having a great day. I will start the daily challenges again tomorrow. Fri, 24 Apr 2009 18:31:46 EST Possibly, OFFLINE!!!! Hey Team!!! Let's make this a great week. I am going out of town for a few days because my daughter is having a baby in Utah. I don't know if I'll have access to a computer, so I may be offline for a few days. Hang in there!!! My thoughts and support will remain with you. We can do this!!!! <em>187</em> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 11:16:05 EST Daily Challenge-April 19 Here's a nutrition challenge. In honor of Earth Day being this week, Think Green!!! Doesn't matter what it is add a green vegetable to your diet today. Log it here when you're done!!!! <em>69</em> <em>267</em> <em>301</em> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 11:12:58 EST Daily Challenge-April 18 Here's a little challenge for the psyche and the spirit. Find a motivational quote and post it here. Anything will do and long as it has meaning for you. Let's make it a great weekend Team!!!! <em>224</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 07:50:09 EST Daily Challenge-April 17 Todays challenge, adding strength training to your life. Go to the Fitness Tracker and add 2 new strength training exercise for todays workout. Any 2 than come back here and let us know what they were. You can do this!!!! Yeah Team!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>33</em> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 05:51:20 EST Spring Weekend!!! Hey Team!!! It's supposed to be a great weekend here is Billings. Spring should be coming to stay real soon. Let's take advantage of the nice days. Get out and enjoy it. Any outdoor activity will do. Let's Go Team!!!! <em>126</em> <em>182</em> <em>260</em> <em>131</em> <em>87</em> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 05:47:18 EST Daily Challenge-April 16 Let's go for a nutrtion challenge today. Try to fit at least one vegetable into your diet. Write a list which ones you get in. Let's Go Team!!!! <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>69</em> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:03:35 EST ANYONE???? Come on Team, I know you're out there. I haven't heard much response from anyone. The weather is still a little gloomy here, but we can turn that around. Remember the moisture is great. Let me know what everyone's up to and what kind of activities you'd like to see. Let's make our Team great!!! <em>304</em> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 08:59:45 EST SNOW!!!!! Well,OOPS!!! It's actually snowing outside, but let's try to get our water in anyway!!! <em>425</em> Wed, 15 Apr 2009 01:43:49 EST Daily Challenge-April 15 Since it's raining outside, let's follow Mother Nature's lead. Today's challenge is to get your 8 glasses of water and track them(with the nutrition tracker). We can do this!!!! Wed, 15 Apr 2009 01:37:32 EST New Team Leader Good morning Team!!! I just took over as Team Leader and am anxious to get us rolling. Let's pull together and show them how it's done. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see on our page and stop by the Daily Quotes thread for a little inspirations. Let's Go Team!!! <em>410</em> Wed, 15 Apr 2009 01:34:51 EST Daily Challenge-April 14 Okay everyone let's make this week great! I am a Cardio buff, so let's start out with something we all can do. At least 15minutes of cardio today. Run, bike, walk, dance, etc... just get it in. We can do this!!! Let's go TEAM!!!! <em>104</em> Tue, 14 Apr 2009 01:08:45 EST Challenge Suggestions?!?! Good morning Team!!! I have just taken over as Team Leader and really what to get us Sparked Up. Anything you would like to see in the challenges? Any suggestions? Feel free to let me know. I'm new to this so bear with me and we'll make our team GREAT together. Thanks!!!! Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:48:20 EST Let's Go Team!!!! Okay team, the weather is finally starting to warm up a little. I know it's supposed to rain/snow tuesday-thursday this week, but I think it's coming to an end. We need to get out and get moving. There are only about 200 of us and we should try to get together this spring/summer. Get to know each other and maybe make some "Buddy Connections". We can conquer this trail together. Let's Do It!!! Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:19:19 EST SparkPeople Here I Come.... Hello Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I am new to SparkPeople thanks to my sister-in-law who introduced it to me 2 years ago. Was in grad school at that time and had no time to do anything other than work, study, and perform clinical rotations. <BR> <BR> I live in the Billings Heights, am a provider in the medical community, and have watched my weight go up gradually over the past 5 years. Now that I am done with school (hopefully for good), I am able to have a normal life (work during the day, homelif... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 01:39:14 EST MS WALK I am participating in the MS Walk in Billings this year. It is on May 2nd. It is a great event for a great cause. If anyone is interested in giving donations or joining in the walk leave a comment on my SparkPage and I can send you the links or go to and go to the MS Walk link at the bottom you can search for the Billings walk and if you search for a participant, my name is Lisa Elkins. It's a great oppurtunity to get out and walk and maybe meet up with other Spark memb... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:28:19 EST Can't get re-motivated Since December I have been struggling to stay motivated. This last month especially. I am desperate for some ideas. I am FAR from my goal and can not stop now. HELP Sun, 29 Mar 2009 16:58:43 EST Relocating to Billings Hi, My name is Alicia. About 4 months ago I weighed 212. Currently I am down to 163 and would like to continue to 125 by summer and 115 by fall. I love doing the wii fit in the morning. I'm also into yoga, have found a great yoga class for saturday mornings, but would love to get into a tribal yoga fusion. Just moved here from the Flathead and would love to have a walking buddy. I'm currently in Laurel, but I hear there are good parks in billings. :) My 5 year old and I love to go for... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:51:38 EST Daily Quotes thought this might be a fun way to give inspiration to each other, so here goes <BR> <BR> "There is always free cheese in a mouse trap, but the mice there aren't happy"-Anonymous Tue, 3 Mar 2009 06:46:23 EST Never got around to doing this. Hello everyone. I have been a member of this Spark Team for about 5 weeks now and never got around to indroducing my self. My name is Kristine. I am a mother of 3 and live just outside of Billings. I work full time. <BR> <BR> I have gained alot of weight after my last child was born and also developed high blood pressure. I have decided it was time to take control of my life and lose weight and get back into shape. Wed, 25 Feb 2009 23:15:11 EST Group Meetings/Get t-togethers? Just wondering: would anyone be interested in informal regular get-togethers/meetups as a kind of accountability thing? I'm thinking of something once a month or so at a coffee shop or other public meeting place would be nice. <BR> <BR> I know they do a "buddy" thing of some kind here on SparkPeople, but I'm thinking more of a group get-together. Heck, I run the track at the YMCA three or four days a week, and I'd love to get together with a group of others who also hit the YMCA regularly. ... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:55:27 EST New Kid on the Block I have struggled with my weight all my life but I have decided it is time to stop the madness. I am fairly new to Billings and Montana for that matter. I was born and raised in California. I have 2 wonderful children and have been married to my high school sweetheart for 22 years. All 4 of us deserve a healthier me. I look forward to getting to know you all as we take on this challenge together. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 22:25:43 EST Team Leader Needed Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> We need a new team leader for the team, so I was wondering if anyone would be interested in taking over the team or becoming a co-leader. <BR> <BR> We're going to be doing some new things with local teams soon, so I'm trying to make sure the leaders of these teams are as active as possible. <BR> <BR> If you're interested, just send me a SparkMail! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Jenny Wed, 3 Dec 2008 09:53:15 EST