SparkPeople SparkColorado - The Official Team Team Messageboard Welcome to the Official Colorado State Team!! Join other Colorado residents in efforts to lead a healthier and fit lifestyle! SparkPeople SparkColorado - The Official Team Team Messageboard Hello Everyone! Hello, I'm new here. My name is Beth and I currently live in Wisconsin but I'm planning to move to Colorado by the end of the year, I'm hoping in September when my lease is up. I'm going to be moving to the Colorado Springs area. I'm very excited! So I thought I would join here, I figured it would be a great way to make friends before I move as well! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all! Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:56:36 EST Hello from metro Denver Hello everybody! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team and I want to make new friends and possibly workout (walking, bicycling, and eventually hiking) friends. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you soon! Have a great day <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 May 2020 09:46:08 EST STAY HOME! March 2020 Governor has issued a "shelter in place" order for the whole state. <BR> <BR> This means that you should consider leaving your home &amp; yard ONLY for the most important reasons (pretty much live-or-get-sick-and-possibly-die type reasons) -- and then, only with protection and efforts to maintain a minimum 6 feet away from other people. <BR> <BR> Why now? <BR> 1. because NOW hospitals are getting crowded -- enough that they are facing running out of equipment to CARE for you, and <BR> 2. ... Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:59:37 EST What are YOU doing to STAY SAFE? Share your ideas In my home, we've agreed: <BR> <BR> 1. to engage in social distancing. <BR> A. I've stocked up as best I could on non-perishable essentials (canned and dry foods), toilet paper, and laundry detergent to last as long as possible <BR> B. we've agreed to not go ANYwhere, as long as possible <BR> C. we've backed out of our steady social engagements <BR> <BR> 2. to practice contamination containment so that we do not track germs into the house and can generally behave normally inside, at hom... Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:17:41 EST South Denver Hi, I'm a transplant currently in South Denver. I've been here since 2017, but had been dreaming of moving for 6 years before I moved. Since my life is mostly at work, like most people, I still haven't met too many people yet. Sun, 22 Dec 2019 15:32:27 EST Looking for a workout partner I have a gym membership at Anytime Fitness in downtown Littleton. Anyone up for some accountability?? Tue, 6 Nov 2018 12:54:59 EST WASSAIL DAYS, NOV 30 - DEC 9, FRISCO, CO COLORADO HOLIDAY FUN <em>460</em> Over 60 Frisco businesses serve up their own unique Wassail (hot spiced cider), Santa visits, carolers, a luminary and tree lighting and free sleigh rides. Just a little of what FRISCO offers during this week of celebration. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ssail-days/schedule/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> If, you decide to partake in the Festivities, please come back to this Thread and let us know about your FUN in our M... Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:39:32 EST WASSAIL DAYS, NOV 30 - DEC 9 FRISCO, CO <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> SORRY for the DUPLICATE POST PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS THREAD <em>227</em> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> Over 60 Frisco businesses serve up their own unique Wassail (hot spiced cider). SO MUCH TO DO in this FUN MOUNTAIN. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ssail-days/general-info/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please come back and let us know, if you vis... Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:33:39 EST Boulder, CO Indigenous People's Day OCTOBER 6 - 8 The attached link will give you specific info on the events this weekend in Boulder. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>boulder-valley-indigenous-peoples-day-<BR>pow-wow-2018/ </link> <BR> <BR> We can get out and enjoy this Fall weather and celebrate our diversity. <em>574</em> <em>530</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2018 15:09:24 EST Planet Fitness - Loveland Anyone work out at Planet Fitness on Hwy 34? I am looking to find a workout buddy/accountability partner. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:06:07 EST LOOKING for WORKOUT BUDDIES and/or SHARING SPORTS Post the area in Colorado where you are looking for WORKOUT BUDDIES and SPORTS BUDDIES and any other info you would like to share. Perhaps you like to fish and and would like to share a good fish tale. Let's get physical <em>309</em> <em>563</em> <em>554</em> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:13:23 EST Summer 2018 - What is happening Colorado? Weather is warm! Snow in the mountains is melting! Creeks and rivers are flowing strong! Let's share what is happening in Colorado - <em>573</em> Fri, 8 Jun 2018 10:24:04 EST Happy Friday Colorado!! What events are happening this weekend? Fri, 8 Jun 2018 10:16:01 EST How many cups of water did you drink today? 9 for me <em>91</em> Fri, 18 May 2018 00:44:49 EST Where are your favorite hiking trails? Colorado has a lot of great hiking! Which ones are great? Thu, 17 May 2018 19:15:43 EST Wooo Hooo if you did Fitness today!! <em>244</em> Fri, 9 Feb 2018 02:49:00 EST Fun Game! - Name a Favorite Song, A-Z A - Across the Universe (John Lennon) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Next is a song title starting with "B", then C, then get the idea <em>30</em> Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:38:11 EST GAME - Last Letter Starts Next Word A = Apple <BR> <BR> ...and then.... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:34:32 EST Games/FUN! A-Z Positive Word Game A = acceptance <BR> <BR> (Come play with us!!!) Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:32:43 EST Give Us a "Woo Hoo" if you did your Fitness Today! <em>244</em> Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:30:01 EST Hello from Littleton Hi there!! I am Jenny, 43, engaged, 2 grown sons and 1 grand baby on the way. <em>249</em> I would really love to get a workout buddy here in Littleton. I am mentally disabled, meaning I have bipolar type 2. I had weight loss surgery and had the extra belly skin surgically removed as well. I was 118 after that and gained some, now at 145.5, ugh. I need to keep on track on losing this extra weight if I ever want to dance. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:30:45 EST Looking for a buddy in North Aurora 6th &amp; Peoria, Del Mar park area. I belong to 24 hour fitness but want to be outside as much as possible. Walking, jogging or riding. <BR> Anyone want to meet up? Either before 9a most mornings or between 3&amp;5p Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:19:41 EST Back and wk 1 complete I'm in Colorado and was with SparkPeople back in 2011 and did great really great my first year but I got too confident and well lost it all, but I'm back and ready to take back control and see myself through for the long run this time around week 1 complete! and a loss of 2lbs with it!!! Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:11:18 EST Bolder Boulder 2017 Is anyone planning to participate this year? This will be my first time! Hubby and I will be joining our daughter, her husband, and their little guy (who will be 9 1/2 months old by then). Daughter Erika has done it before, but missed last year due to a LOT of "morning" sickness throughout her pregnancy. We're so excited to have this to look forward to! My HUGE concern is that I get blisters, no matter what shoes I wear. Does anyone have advice re: shoes and socks? Thanks! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:43:16 EST Weigh and Win It is free, they offer daily emails with tips for weight loss, a diet to follow and exercises. They also offer free coaching. The big part is that you can earn money for losing weight. and it is all free. just an FYI for anyone interested...... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:49:50 EST My intro Hi, I'm 26, and getting back in the habit of focusing on my health. I work at a call center so activity is kinda difficult for me. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:54:16 EST Hello from Fort Collins! My name is Alexis and I am new to SparkPeople. I thought it would be fun to connect with others in Colorado and perhaps even meet people at events. I am running my first 5K Sharin' O' The Green coming up and I've only one week to prepare! I will be running tandem, so the main objective will be to commit then to cross the finish line. After that, I would like to challenge myself to even more 5k's and work my way up. I do attend races, swims, and tri's in Fort Collins, Longmont, and Boulde... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 20:03:47 EST Hello again Hi all <BR> I am not new to this group but I have been gone for way too long. I am getting this started back up again because I really need to take care of me. Hope you all have a wonderful day! <BR> Kat Mon, 15 Feb 2016 15:57:58 EST Dillon, CO., walking buddy. I need a walking buddy??? <em>41</em> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 14:53:49 EST First Week completed. It has been an interesting week, but I achieved my goal to lose 2 lbs. Not sure how I did though. My fat seems to be over 50% of the time and my fiber is way low. I love the way tracking gives me this info though so I can work on those areas. <BR> <BR> My 2nd week I am going to concentrate on the exercise aspect more. Also since I am new and joined Spark Colorado if I am not doing my posts in the correct areas, please someone let me know. <img src=" Sat, 22 Aug 2015 20:35:42 EST How to enter a recipe I found how to enter individual foods, but not how I may be able to enter a recipe. I have some things I eat ie: vegetable and yogurt snack I would like to give a name and be able to enter one thing not the 7 individual items when I eat it. Is this possible? <BR> <BR> I have to say this is quite a site for food tracking. I think it is the most extensive I have ever seen. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:20:34 EST Greetings Hello! Working on making a positive change in my life and the first step is getting active and losing weight. I moved to Colorado from San Diego, CA about ten years ago with family. My dad had cancer and wanted to be closer to his relatives. Shortly after he passed away I moved back to San Diego for about a year and a half. Health issues bought me back to Colorado to my family. <BR> <BR> As much as I love San Diego.. Colorado feels more like home. I am always telling people that the sky her... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:56:01 EST Introducing Myself Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople, but very excited to see all that it has to offer! I'm a Colorado native and looking to get more active! Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:30:15 EST Hi, This is Mountainviewme And I am soooo lost right now! <BR> Thanks for having me! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:32:36 EST Hello - I would like to meet people for support Good Morning and Happy New Year. <BR> <BR> I am recovering from a car accident and feel I have been using if somewhat as a crutch for not loosing the weight I gained after the accident and for my retreat from exercising. I would appreciate getting to meet other people - go slow to go fast - to encourage or challenge me to do my walking DVD each day and to cut out the eating late at night. <BR> <BR> Due to some brain damage I am now starting 3 businesses from home, taking care of my son's b... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 10:45:20 EST anyone in noco? foco or loveland? Anyone in the Loveland south foco area? Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:03:26 EST Looking for a buddy in Castle Rock CO Hi......I am in need of a walking buddy in Castle Rock CO. I live below the St Francis Assissi Church off 5th Street. <BR> <BR> Let me know! <BR> <BR> Kathy Fri, 7 Nov 2014 22:13:31 EST I'm new Hi! I'm a new user to SparkPeople, and I'm looking for friends. I am a full time working mom of a very active 7 year old boy. I volunteer at school, have a full time job at the office and part time job at home. I am also very active in my local adoption community. I love reading and spending time with friends and family. I am getting back into exercise after my surgery almost 2 years ago. I want to so this but need motivation otherwise I won't push myself. I'm excited to be on this jo... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:53:38 EST I'm back HI everyone. Just getting back on track and trying to get my health under control. This is the best way I know how. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 15:50:07 EST Hello Sparkers Hello! I am happy to be a member of Spark and look forward to receiving and giving inspiration and tips to my fellow sparkers! I have been working out and eating clean for well over 3 months and I have lost 2 lbs. I am beginning to wonder if I have a medical issue. I will keep you all updated on my journey and hope to hear from you as well if you have experienced this heart break. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:11:34 EST Good Morning My Name is Lorraine and I am new to Spark People and found this group. I live on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. I will be 51, I have 2 adult children with families of their own and 3 grandchildren. Looking forward to this journey. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:25:52 EST MONICA2622's SparkPage Hi ! <BR> I am new to SparkPeople and I am very excited to be here, I am on day 7 and found that changing simple habits will get you results. I am down two pounds!!! Looking forward to seeing motivating messages as I continue my journey as I am sure I will be hitting valleys soon. I will stay strong !! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:23:07 EST Sterling, Colorado?? I am from Sterling and have been wanting to lose weight, but the motivation is kicking my butt. I am married with 4 children. (they are all in school) I have tons of free time, so I have been trying to find an exercise buddy to help me get to my goal, and I can help as well. Please help!! Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:11:06 EST Just started Any positive motivation would be appreciated....started and failed too many times!!! I want to start and succeed !!! Thank you in advanced Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:04:13 EST Introduction Hi everyone, <BR> I am 34 years old, married and have 2 children. I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). It's something that affects my everyday life. I am going to try to start eating healthier and try to get a little bit more fit. It's going to be a long slow process but hopefully, I will get there. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:18:39 EST 67 and still trying As you can see by my message title, I'm 67 and have 50+ lbs. to lose. I've been on many diets/plans in my adult life and I'm still convinced that I can lose the weight I need to lose and to keep off. For me, accountability is key and Sparkpeople seems to have everything I need. This is only day four, but so far so good. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:25:07 EST It's about time... <em>521</em> Hello Everyone. I attempted this group last year, but I've been out of work for over a year and was low on motivation. I quit my job because it was very physical and my back finally went. Recently I qualified for assistance and am in physical therapy, going to the gym, looking forward to starting a culinary program soon, and finally feel I am in the right place to make a change. I am ready for it! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:30:29 EST Anyone in pueblo Looking for a workout buddy! Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:27:35 EST Hello and Goodby........ ......patricia I don't mean to run out on everyone but I will be back on Monday. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:41:48 EST Starting Over I'm starting over (again). I'm at my highest weight ever. I feel sick and sad and disgusted with myself. I deserve better than what I've done to my body. I am stronger than this! I am taking back control starting right now! <BR> <BR> When we lost our home in the Colorado flood in September I guess I just gave up on myself. It was hard losing everything and starting over from square one. I gave up walking. I gave up eating healthier. I gave up on my goal of walking in the Bolder Boulder. <B... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:37 EST Looking for Budding by Sloan's Lake Hi, <BR> I live two blocks south of Sloan's lake. There is great opportunity to meet and do a walk or run. To tell you the truth, I want to run but have to work my way there. I will start trying a run once a week after I get myself in the three times a week exercise. Please let me know if you are interested or at least can help. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:58:34 EST Already Loosing Hello, <BR> My name is Myra. I started here at Sparkpeople weighing anywhere from 200-215. I am now at 197 but had got down to 192.4 but a friend from out of town came. She was here only 6 days but I went out to eat three times. It would have been four but luckily I had homework do that first day. All this week, I have been exercising almost daily. I want to do at least one more exercise today to get complete the week. I am also a part of this other thing only in Colorado called Weigh and Win... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:54:29 EST Manitou Springs Stairs! This is on my goal list for this spring/summer! <BR> Has anyone done it? any tips? Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:33:56 EST Newbie Hi all, my name is Sharon. I have just joined Spark people again after a long time. I recently joined a gym about a week and a half ago and have been 3 times so far. I am 62 years old, have 3 grown children and live in Colorado. I am looking forward to being part of this group and my goal is 84 pounds to lose. I look forward to getting to know everyone and being part of the motivation that will inspire others to continue their journey to health. <BR> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 17:48:56 EST New member So, is anyone here on the western slope? If so, what general area? Just curious. I am outside of Delta, which is outside of Grand Junction. I have 50 lbs of regain, which I need to re-lose! Somehow I am going to do this! Sat, 1 Feb 2014 05:49:09 EST challenges colorado? I am sure a bunch of people on here are doing challenges from other forums but I'd like to do one with some fellow Coloradans. Post here if you see this and are interested in doing a challenge together Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:42:22 EST Hi from La Junta Greetings from La Junta! <BR> <BR> I've been overweight since I was a kid but have gained a lot of weight over the last couple of years, I'm a stress/emotional eater and between the stress of work and family, I've picked up some really bad habits. <BR> <BR> My wife has begged me for years to take better care of myself and while I've known that I need to do better, I've never been "there." I'm realizing that to be effective at my work I need to be healthy and that includes physical health. ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 21:28:56 EST Hi all! I am new to Sparkpeople and just trying to figure this out. I am a conservative homeschool mom in Colorado. I do not stick to one curriculum as we have found being flexible helps my two children ages 8 and 10. I enjoy going to church and serving others. I volunteer regularly at food banks. I am worried about my weight that has spiralled out of control in recent years. I need to actively change my lifestyle and would love some encouragement on the best way to do this in little steps. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 21:43:20 EST Anyone in Aurora? Hi! Would love to find a workout/ motivational partner in Aurora. I like to go to the trails and have been thinking about rejoining 24 hour fitness... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 22:29:51 EST Day 1 - Again :) OK, done feeling sorry for myself. One day at a time. I choose to make every day a good day. No better time than the 1st day of the New Year. Good luck everyone, good luck me! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 11:56:00 EST Where am I? I live in Centennial, close to Highlands Ranch and Littleton. I love to walk the trails with my dogs in the summer but can't get exercise in the cold. In the meantime, I am stuck at the 24 Hour. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:18:01 EST Ugly Sweater Run~ THIS Saturday, Dec 21st Let's do it!!! <BR> <BR> My friend Jenni will be in town for the weekend from NE, and my normal 5K buddies are booked up for the holiday. There's a $5 discount if we have a four person team, and cool swag. I need the discount to help pay for the greatest christmas sweater ever!!!!! Only a shame the sweater I want is so workplace inappropriate or I would DEFINITELY win our annual workplace trophy :) <BR> <BR> Come on.... hot chocolate stations, mustache contests, and winter lager at the en... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:06:15 EST Need a workout buddy 24 HR Centennial I am back on track into my goal of getting fit. I work out with a trainer but I would like to get into a routine of going in on my off days. Would also be open to other activities once I build up some endurance such as adult soccer, a 5k .... I do have to work around my kids schedule so early morning weekdays are preferred. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:37:11 EST Looking forward. I am 53 years old, live in Colorado, and have a career that has pretty muched topped out. Hoping to retire in a few years-I am aiming to get myself ready to play! My preference is to be outside, hiking, biking, sailing, walking my dogs --- anything! <BR> <BR> But I have to confess something. You know all those stories about people who fight back against disease and are amazing when adversity strikes? They are so inspirational! <BR> <BR> About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 (almo... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:48:34 EST Any one in Windsor, Co I'm looking for anyone in Windsor, Co to be a buddy nd get together for a work out Sat, 2 Nov 2013 16:01:32 EST Hi! I am finally going to introduce myself. I am here because I am very determined to get to my goal. I have been on here for about a month now and I love it. I struggle from time to time but it is great to know that I am not alone in that either. Hope to get to know some of you.. Good Luck To All Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:45:52 EST Hey Folks I am just starting my weight loss journey again. I was really active on Spark a few years ago and lost a total of 50lbs! I fell off the wagon last year and I've gained back 15lbs. 10lbs of that I have gained back since January of this year. I've been a little out of control. I am looking to back at it and get down to 190lbs before my Anniversary next year. Tue, 8 Oct 2013 18:46:52 EST Longmont area buddy I just started on this and looking for someone to help me keep motivated and vise versa. I don't have any memberships anywhere but if there is a cheap place I will think about it. At this point it is just walking around and all that fun stuff. Let me know if you are interested, I love meeting new people. <BR> <BR> I have 100+lbs to lose so I have a long way to go, but I am ready to get moving and shedding those pounds! Tue, 1 Oct 2013 20:56:11 EST Hello Everyone Hello every one, <BR> <BR> My name is Kassandra or Kassee. I am a mom of one beautiful baby girl Lily (so far anyways) and happily married to my high school sweet heart. I am going to be turning 25 here in 11 days so I am excited for that. I was born and raised in Colorado, lived only in South Dakota the last year of my high school career and off and on for personal reasons but now I am back for good with my family. I live in Longmont and am always looking for a work out buddy even if it is ... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:57:21 EST Hello From Fountain! Hi I am 23 years old and I have 46 pounds of college weight to lose to reach my goal weight. I got my Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in Fort Collins, CO and went back to school to become a Music Teacher at CSU-Pueblo. Not only am I busy with becoming a Music Teacher but I am also am married to a wonderful, Godly man :) <BR> <BR> I am a Colorado Native! I love it here! Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:25:05 EST Hello! Hi Team! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself... My name is Jennifer (my friends call me Jenn). This is my first day on here and I am excited about making a change. My goal is to be fit by forty... I turn 40 in January. I am a very busy working mom to an incredible 6 year old boy (Dylan) and I live in the Conifer area. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:25:22 EST 5K Opportunity Hi Everyone in CO. My son's elementary school is having a 5K run/walk on September 7th. The funds go to the PTO and the path is absolutely beautiful. Located in Castle Rock! There is also a small carnival afterwards for the kids. If 5K is too long for you, there is a shorter one in the park next to the school. Great for young children to get involved. Anyways, attached is the link. If you are going to attend, message me, I would love to meet you. <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <BR... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:46:56 EST Hello Colorado! My friends call me Sis. I'm a tattooist and raise and show dogs. As I am aging and noticing more creaks and groans, I am determined to be healthier so I can keep up with my commitments. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:08:01 EST Where is Everybody from CO on this SparkTeam Page? Just wondering if there is anyone from CO still on SparkPeople? Looking for some local motivation! <BR> <BR> School started again, and stress level went way high while trying to get all three kids back on track. I'm also working hard on my Mary Kay business while all the while getting ready for my yearly review at my regular job. August is always super crazy! <BR> <BR> Anyone out there who is interested in giving their opinion on some Mary Kay products let me know! Send me a message! We a... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:22:29 EST Introducing myself! Hello, <BR> I am new to SparkPeople, I am trying really hard to lose weight. I am just tired of being overweight and I have finally decided to do something about it! :-) So here goes. Good luck to all of us! <em>198</em> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 01:10:46 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 1 Aug 2013 21:57:24 EST Workout buddy - Anytime Fitness Centennial, CO I started working out at the Anytime Fitness off of Arapahoe in Centennial. Would love to work out with someone here! Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:50:47 EST Day 2 in the mountains of Woodland Park I am new to SP and so far so good. I have lost a million pounds over the years but this time I want to lose and not re-find 100 pounds. <BR> <BR> Looks like most participants message to each other on other message boards. And hey, what is a huddle??? <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:50:48 EST Lifetime Fitness Centennial fitness buddy? Please send me a private message if you are interested in having a work out buddy at the Lifetime Fitness on Dry Creek. I'm also interested in playing tennis, trying to get back into playing again :) <BR> I'd like to set a goal to do a 5k, but would love a buddy to keep me accountable. <BR> I really really need to start using my membership! <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:22:19 EST First Day on Spark! Joined SparkPeople tonight with the hopes of changing my life, loosing weight, and getting healthier. Looking for a lot of support because it has been difficult with the influence from my parents to do super well in every area in life so in trying to do that my health was the one area that started to slip towards the end of high school. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 01:37:23 EST Here we go again!! I have struggled with my weight for my whole life! 2 years ago I joined Slim Genics it was amazing! I went from 285 to 175 in 10 monthes. I felt fantastic and scared! I obsessed about food constantly. And I finally lost control again. I am now back up to 235 and getting more and more depressed. I am trying to get back to the mind set I was in before when I lost all of my weight. I am not sure how to do that. I am feeling desperate :( I don't want to go there again but I am watching myself get... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 08:53:26 EST Hello!!! I'm new :) Hello! <BR> My name is Jasmine and I'm a 20 yr old college student. Although my school is in Jersey my family is still in Colorado and colorado will always be my home no matter where I move! thankfully I get to take classes in Colorado this summer and I get to be in lovely city of boulder for three months :) hopefully the fit mindset here will rub off on me. I just started spark people last week and I'm really excited about starting a new lifestyle change that will improve my health and qual... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:24:48 EST Looking for a buddy in Prowers County Area! I am currently looking for a buddy in the Prowers County Area. I want a buddy that I can do exercising with and all the stuff that fitness/health/ exercise buddies do. :) Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:21:03 EST Conifer/ vergreen buddy? Hey everyone! I am looking to meet up with some people interested in supporting each other from the Conifer/Evergreen area. <BR> <BR> Meeting up for coffee, walks, hikes, etc. <BR> <BR> If you are interested, please PM me! Thanks!! <BR> <BR> Jessica Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:42:47 EST Hello from Conifer! Hello wonderful CO Sparkers! I am a recurring I keep leaving and then coming back as it always seems to work the best for me (and is super cost effective!). <BR> <BR> My hubby and I moved to Conifer about a year and a half ago and have no intentions of ever leaving. :) <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hello and I am also wondering if there are any other people out there on the 285 corridor and Evergreen looking for local accountability partners? Maybe meet up for coffee, walks, etc... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:38:40 EST CAC member looking for dwntwn Denver wrkout buddy I am looking for a buddy to attend classes with and weight train at the Welton/17th CAC. I could meet in the a.m. or lunch time. <BR> <BR> I find that if I'm meeting someone, it holds me accountable. The hardest part for me is putting on my gym shoes. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:47:00 EST Anyone in the Glenwood Springs area? Looking for walking/hiking buddy in the Glenwood Springs area. :-) Sun, 2 Jun 2013 18:46:28 EST Biking miles challenge! Just dusted off my bike and aired up the tires and thought it might be fun to start a bike mileage challenge to keep us motivated to ride. I live in Estes Park and will be riding from my home down to Lake Estes and back to start with, approximately 20 miles round trip. It's a start. My goal by the end of summer is 1,000 miles in 12 weeks. What is your goal? Fri, 24 May 2013 11:22:10 EST Looking for a hiking buddy in Estes Park Anyone interested in doing some hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park? Mon, 20 May 2013 11:31:01 EST New to Forums Looking for a hiking, biking and/or walking buddy in Estes Park, CO Mon, 20 May 2013 11:24:25 EST I love Palisade colorado Does anyone live close to Palisade? Would enjoy talking to you. I have a long way to go before December when I graduate Massage school. By the way I will be 70 when I graduate and I will be 50 lbs lighter Sat, 18 May 2013 13:12:47 EST Hey Ye all I am new to Sparks signed up last night. I am 37 with about 84 pounds to lose. My biggest goal is to ride a bicycle across America as a fund raiser for the company I work for with developmental disabilities. A new goal I set up when signing up last night is to be at 155 by the 25 of February which is 2 days before my 38 birthday, so now to cut my goals down into chewable bites. <em>332</em> Tue, 7 May 2013 17:52:53 EST New here, looking for a buddy? Hi! I'm Angie. I'm 19. I'm new here, and I'm looking for a weightloss buddy? Just someone to email back and forth with, motivate each other, etc. I want to stay committed this time. I really really do. Fri, 3 May 2013 01:51:26 EST Introducing myself Hi, I'm Lynn. I'm almost 23 and I need to lose about 45 pounds. I had a check up with my doctor two days ago and she recommended I check out this site, so here I am. I'm hoping that making a positive change in my own life will encourage my family to be healthier too. Thu, 2 May 2013 16:51:51 EST Hello! My name is Amanda. I am 25, married, and live in Colorado. I met my husband three years ago and weighed about 150 pounds. Now I weigh almost 200. I have lost most of my confidence, not to mention the ability to keep up with my husband in physical activities like I used to. I quit smoking 6 months ago after 10 years of smoking, but am still feeling it by how fast I get out of breath. Most of the time I don't even feel like I quit. I would really like to lose the weight I have gained and to be ... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:32:00 EST Introduction Hi! I am Jan from Divide. I am a member of the Green Mountain Falls chapter of TOPS. I am working on losing the last 20 pounds to my goal. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:44:05 EST Looking for Longmont work out and walk Buddy I am in longmont have my membership to planet fitness and i am looking for a fitness buddy Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:15:50 EST Hello from Johnstown! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Stephany and I am from Johnstown. I just finished my Junior year of college and am back home with my parents working for the summer until the fall. I have about 45 pounds to lose. I am hoping to stick with it this time. Any advice? Mon, 22 Apr 2013 01:06:18 EST Hi from Centennial! Hi everyone! I'm not new here, but I've never posted. I'm a SAHM to two children (7 and 5). I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and making friends with some local sparkers while on my weight loss journey. I have about 65 pounds to lose. :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Also, if you like paranormal romance and urban fantasy I'd love to see you over at the book club I just started! Tue, 2 Apr 2013 19:22:14 EST It's time! Hello everyone! I have been a member of SparkPeople for a while, but I was mainly a lurker who read other people's blogs and tried to avoid actually being accountable for anything. I have finally changed my mind set and am looking forward to putting much more effort in to fitness and nutrition and reaching my goals. I'm hoping to add some new friends and find motivation any and everywhere! Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:34:48 EST Hello from Wellington, CO Hi!! My name is Alexis. I have lived in Colorado my whole life and love it. I have 2 handsome boys, ages 2 and 4. I'm recently engaged to my best friend and the love of my life. My biggest goal is to loose 30 lbs by January. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:02:22 EST janeen57 New to this. Looking for support to get rid of this sugar monster. I've tried so many times and failed. My family just rolls their eyes when i say i'm quitting sugar- i've tried so many Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:46:24 EST Mom, wife, warrior. :0) (Colorado) Hello my name is Tonya. I am a Mom of four beautiful children. Two boys and two girls. I am the loving wife of a wonderful hard working man. And I am also a full time student majoring in Nursing. I have worked for the past 12 years as a Nurses aide until I was injuryed in a car accident in 2008 by a drunk drive, the day my life was forevere changed. Since thast day I have had extreme pain in my lower and upper back, could not return to my former career and felt like my life was over. Years la... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:36:01 EST New in Falcon, Colorado <em>444</em> I am new (10 days) to Spark People. I live in Falcon, Colorado and am 60 years old. I'm married (for 36 years on Jan. 1, 2013) to a retired Air Force/ Army Officer, and have two adult sons in their early 30's. I am also disabled, and have quite a bit of weight to loose, but I am going to do this... once and for good! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>274</em> <em>359</em> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 03:39:40 EST Hi! ^_^ Hi my name is Samantha and I'm 20 years old. :) I recently moved here to Colorado from Oregon. Just got back from being inactive on here as well... :) Looking forward to working on achieving weight loss goals, and exercising again too! :) Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:56:25 EST Newbie Here! Hi! My name is Crissy. I just found out about this site today and decided to join. I have been trying to lose weight for awhile but find it hard and have not had that much support in my journey. I recently moved to Colorado, so I do not know that many people and I am hoping to get support from this site in my journey! A little about me, I am 27. I have two kids, a boy, age 7 and a girl, age 1. I am married to a wonderful husband, only bad thing about him is the way he eats and in turn, I eat ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:05:34 EST Another Newbie Thank you for the notes of support. I just turned 50 in October and I have lost 33 lbs over the last year. Its the last 17 lbs that have been the hardest. I love the iphone app. I just need the baby steps. I just want to feel like Im right where I need to be. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:54:04 EST Rural woman needs buddy! I live in a rural area, fairly new to the area, so I haven't made any acquaintances. I need someone to be my buddy in my quest to get heathy. Any takers? Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:59:56 EST Another Newbie! Hi all! I'm Becca. 27 years old, from the northern part of the state. I've lived here all my life (if you forget about that collegiate year I spent in Missouri) and, though I love to travel, I would love to stay in Colorado. There's something pleasant about this place, and it's definitely home! <BR> <BR> Feel free to SparkFriend me and we can keep each other in line on here. I know I'm going to need some encouragement! Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:34:58 EST Energize63 Hi everyone I don't know where to begin except I need help. A year ago I had a total knee replacement with complications of not healing properly. Thru various Drs. they concluded it was a pinched nerve in my back. So 16 days ago I had back surgery. So far the leg is still shaking.( I know give it time). <BR> Meanwhile I gained 20# from the knee surgery and another 20# overnight in the hospital. How can that happen? <BR> <BR> I need to get my eating habit under control. At least that... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 08:26:06 EST Geo Caching?? John and I really enjoy geo caching. I'm wondering if anyone else here does too? And if you do would you be interested in setting up a trip (maybe a circuit around downtown). It will most likely end up being a couple mile walk, or if we go to the mountains a good hike. I know it is getting cold so it may have to wait but let me know your thoughts. <BR> <BR> If you don't know what geo caching is and want to learn check out their site at <BR> <BR> Thanks and have a fanta... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:09:38 EST Hello there! Hi there! My name is Cale, and I'm new to this whole Spark thing. I've decided to take some action in my life. I just turned 30, and it's time to get the weight/fitness in gear. I'm 284, and hoping to lose 50lbs. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 00:19:05 EST Halloween candy hangover I have a 'hangover' from old diet patterns that I MUST start on the first of the month, first of the year, a Monday, new journal, new pen...etc etc. Today, my goals to start are simple. Write it all down and forgive any set backs. My black and white diet mentality has sabotaged me over and over again. If I can't diet perfectly then throw it all out. This is actually more difficult for me to change than deciding to eat an apple instead of a candy bar. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 15:23:07 EST Half way there Myu journy actually started way back in Feb of this year, I statted tracking my daily calorie intake with another program, and doing zumba and running/ (never knew I loved to run! until now) So far I have lost 25lbs and have stalled- Way back in Aug. I did continue to track everyday, but cheated and slowed down my exercising by almost half. Finally I decided I needed to start fresh, and needed a tracker that showed me my carb intake all the time- I like that spark people is more than just a t... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 01:17:25 EST Newbie Hey all, <BR> I am new to Spark and I just wanted to introduce myself! I am excited to be here. I am on a new weight loss journey, my goal is to have lost all the weight I don't want to carry around and be healthy agin within one year! So wish me luck. I hope to help encourage others and receive some encouragement as well. <em>381</em> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:34:40 EST My November Challenge Hi all, new here. From central Colorado -- down in Florence! I'm wanting to give up my bad eating habits like drinking Mt. Dew and concentrate on getting some exercise in daily. I suffer from knees that hurt all the time due to an injury last Jan., 77 lbs too much weight, and vericose veins. I'm ready to try this and make it count! Let's hear it for Colorado!!! Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:03:33 EST Weigh and Win I just found out that Colorado will pay you to lose weight. It is a free program and you just have to weigh in every 90 days. You get paid based on the percentage of weight you lose. I love Colorado. <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:42:07 EST Hello.... Hello Sparks Colorado, <BR> <BR> Looking forward to connecting with you all and getting to know you. <BR> <BR> It is time to get serious with myself, I am committing to changing my habits, no excuses this time. <BR> <BR> ~Snow Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:26:03 EST Hello, my name is Tina! I am joing Sparkpeople because I need to lose 26ilbs. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol.fibromyalgia. <BR> <BR> I need to get my weight under control to live and feel better. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:17:45 EST Howdy... Hello All, just a quick HI to introduce myself and hope to meet some Sparky Friends soon. First day, tracking for now and will see how much intake I am doing without changes. I want to see how close I have been on my own and see how far I have to derive from it first. Thinking about buying a FitBit, anyone have any feedback on those? <BR> Ciao for now - Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:12:28 EST Home to Colorado Hi there! <BR> <BR> I am moving to Boulder, Colorado in a couple of weeks. All of my family is in Colorado and I was a Douglas County High School graduate, so this is really a homecoming for me. I have just been off on a great Alaskan adventure for the last 14 years. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've spent some time in Boulder but I know that living there is going to be a huge adjustment after living in Fairbanks. I start my new job at CU on November 12. So many changes coming up in such a short time.... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:23:14 EST The new girl Hi guys! New here, trying to find a place to get some support with my weight struggles (I tend to keep my weight, my love life, and politics/religion off just seems right). I am a very active person, but can't seem to get the food part to match up. I give myself way too much freedom eating out (almost daily) because I run just enough to get thru a few races. <BR> <BR> My goal? Get the nutrition part in order (note: I didn't say "diet") and get the exercise consistent so t... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 01:01:40 EST Hello from Someone Who Loves Living in Colorado Hi, everyone. Thanks to all of you who have made me feel welcome since I joined this past Sunday. My name is Hazel Peterson and I live in Florissant, about two minutes from the National Fossil Beds. <BR> <BR> I am a writer and will have a novel published on in November. I've had to set back the publication date two separate times because I broke my right foot during the fires that ravaged El Paso and Teller Counties this summer. But I'm excited to say, the cast is off, I'm up and... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:32:13 EST Knitting Fool Decides to Get Healthy Hello, everybody. My name is Hazel and I am excited to get started on this journey. I broke my foot during the fires this summer in Colorado and am just now getting my cast off. Now I am ready to get moving. Looking forward to chatting with some of you. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 02:30:09 EST Hello from another new member Hello, and greetings from above the clouds. I've got about 30 more pounds to go. I'm combining the wonderful features of this site with the weekly accountability of my TOPS group. I really want to achieve my goal weight by my birthday next year. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 14:32:10 EST North Eastern Colorado? I am in Sterling, anyone else in this area? Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:26:50 EST Intro I wrote a long complicated introduction on the main introduction page with hopes I could cut and paste it here. Ugh. iPads. I am 38 years old. Lost 80 pounds so far. Struggling with severe stress. Son attempted suicide, diagnosed bipolar 1 can't work, my income is not enough to struggle by and I have a deep seeded belief that I cannot possisibly actually lose this last 30ish pounds and be a normal weight. I have been obese since 18. Weigh 167 now. Up four pounds in two weeks from stress stres... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:45:59 EST Hello Hi. My Name is Barb. I am so excited about this group lots of encouraging people here to help get throught the tough parts. I am about 25 lbs over weight and would like to loose these extra pounds. I am good about tracking meals but not so good about working out. <BR> Hope every one has a great day Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:38:01 EST Needing help (not food/exercise related) I am getting desperate. I am trying to find an affordable place to keep my older mare. I am in SE Denver and was hoping to keep her somewhere close to me, but cannot afford the places in close (I could the self-care places if they were closer to home, but gas is a problem for the distance they are). Does anyone have any ideas where I could possibly find a place that would be around $175-200 a month? Sun, 9 Sep 2012 19:20:37 EST Komen Race For The Cure Denver Is anyone going? I plan for this year's to be my 1st 5K. <BR><BR>er?pagename=rfcd_homepage Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:15:33 EST South Eastern Colorado Hello I'm new to this forum and hope to gain knowledge and support from my fellow Coloradoans. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:35:51 EST Hi, everyone! Are there many members in the Colorado Springs/Monument area? Any cyclists or skiers out there? Nice to see local folks on the same journey. Five years ago I lost 75 lbs and kept it off pretty easily. But in the last two years 20 lbs crept back on because of poor eating habits and not enough gym time. I fell in love with the man of my dreams who unfortunately didn't have the best eating habits and I started eating too much junk again. After working out before our wedding a year ago and ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:20:14 EST Colorado Team Hello, <BR> <BR> I am joining the Colorado Team... <em>30</em> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:10:48 EST Looking for some support!! I used to be an MMA fighter. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Tang Su Do and a brown in Jiu Jitsu. Since those wonderful years.. I have had two babies... ovarian cancer... and stress. This lead to me being 50 lbs over weight. I want that fighting body back... and I will fight for it. <BR> <BR> What I am looking for are some friends that will keep me accountable!! Thu, 9 Aug 2012 21:56:36 EST Fort Collins Senior Workout Buddy? Hi! Looking for someone who also attends the Fort Collins Senior Center to buddy with me. I'm interested in water exercise and chair Yoga etc. <em>381</em> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 21:53:59 EST Hi there I'm new to Sparkpeople. I'm 40 yo with 2 kids trying to lose some much needed weight. 50 lbs to be exact. Tired of feeling out of shape and want to do something about it. Glad to mead you all. <em>334</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 19:18:36 EST Introduction Have just "discovered" SparkPeople and am excited to start with the suportive community to re-gain a Healthy Lifestyle Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:36:40 EST Hi - I'm new I hope this website will help me finally lose the weight. I've had two hip replacements now and can finally take a walk without pain. I have been yo-yo-ing in weight lose all my life and am "determined" this time to do it. I'm hoping that I find encouragement through this website. Glad to be on board. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:55:47 EST Looking for a hiking buddy. I really want to go hiking but none of my friends want to go with me. My parents were in town a few weeks ago and we went up to Mt. Evans, and I really want to go back and do that again. I want to go on some of the harder trails but I really need someone to go with me for safety reasons. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 11:18:20 EST first step i was the type of person that had to fight to keep any wieght, until a dr. put me on lyrica for my ibs. the wieght slowly krept up on me at first it was "o yes people will stop asking me what i was sick with" i live in a small area that everyone knew everyone so they always asking my mom what was wrong with me people thougt i was dying. but now my daughter just got married and i looked at the pictures and i thought omg i was not this big when i gave birth to any of my three kids! none of m... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:17:28 EST newbie ths site was given to me by my registered dietician. so far it looks like it will be very helpful. must do something - as my dietician said: 'how's that working out for you', in response to my not doing anything to help myself. obviously not doing well with my current lifestyle, so here's to turning over a new leaf! Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:49:43 EST Love it all! I have lived here for 25 years, and I love it all. My favorite, however, has to be the mountains! Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:23:45 EST Hi Team Hi, I am Jana and I am hoping that I will get a ton of use out of this site. I am so excited! Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:22:19 EST Just Joined! Hello everyone, <BR> I am fairly new to CO and don't know anyone here. I hope to get some great use out of this site and maybe meet some cool people! <BR> <BR> Molly Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:58:40 EST Work out Buddy in Greeley???? I'm looking for a work out buddy in the Greeley/Evans area. I have found that I will continue to work out if I have a friend with me. I have been slacking for the last couple of months and I just can't make myself go that walk or the to gym and I really need to get back into it. I'm a member at the Condititioning Spa. You don't have to be a member at the Spa. Looking for someone to meet up with and walk or ride bikes. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:24:38 EST Hello from CS I joined SparkPeople at the suggestion of a close friend who has been usig it for a while. I have been struggline for weight for a few years, and due to some medical complications have had difficulty with traditional weight loss programs. I belly dance pretty regularly, and try to do other exercise as my body allows, but its tough for me. Nothing I do seems to help, and having a a knee with a travelng patela complicates things. I am hoping the tracking system and having others around will hel... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 11:49:43 EST Hello I have no idea where to start. I am 38 years old; a wife and mother of four children. Two are adults and two are teenage girls. I live in Denver, CO and recently gained about 40 lbs after quitting smoking last year. The weight came on fast and now I can't seem to get it off. I was already overweight and now I am sad because I weigh more now than I ever have in my entire life and never thought I could get to this size. I do love myself and believe that we are all beautiful. However, I s... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 01:43:53 EST Hi - 29 yr old wanting to run Marathon by 30 Hey Everyone. I'm a 29 yr old mother of one. In conjunction with wanting to acheive my goal of running a marathon by 30, I'm also hoping to lose some weight along the way. My realistic goal is to lose 15 pounds and my ideal would be 20. When I got pregnant, I was 20 pounds above my goal weight but not particularly motivated to do anything about it. My pregnancy was actually the push I needed. After my daughter was born, I knew I would need a goal in order to lose the weight. I signed up ... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:41:31 EST Hi There! Hey everyone! Glad to join this awesome program to help me better achieve my weight loss goals! :) Sat, 30 Jun 2012 17:44:45 EST Colorado Fires 'so sad to see all the fires in Colorado. <BR> <BR> Copied from the Boulder Office of Emergency Management: <BR> <BR> Many people in the community are asking what they can do to help with the fire. Currently, material donations are NOT needed at this time. <BR> FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES RESPONDING TO DISASTERS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP. <BR> Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed. <BR> To make a financial gift, contact the Red Cross at w... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:49:15 EST New here! Hello everyone! <BR> I am new to this site. I ran across it googling some information about calories. I'm excited to start this and hope that it provides the support and motivation I need to meet my weight loss goals! <BR> My name is Jessica and I am a 24 year old high school teacher! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:42:02 EST Westminster /Broomfield Area or anywhere near by! Hello, <BR> <BR> I am looking for people that want to meet up and do walks or ride bikes together. I have joined other sites but just having a hard time meeting people in the area. I've lost 67 pounds so far and looking to lose 40 more. I believe having buddies will help plus it never hurts to make new friends along the way! My name is Kanda and I am married with one son. I love meeting people, hanging out, reading, working out, facebooking and yup a huge video gamer...hope to meet you! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:49:17 EST Newbie! Hey Everyone! I just got home from the Biggest Loser Resort in Utah a few weeks ago! While I was there, I met a great gal who recommended this sight. So here I am! I have been married to my husband for 14 years in July and we have two beautiful kids! I teach 2nd grade and coach Jr. High girls basketball. I have allowed myself to get very soft and let my diet go down the tubes. I am trying to get back and stay on track! Hoping I can offer all of you some encouragement as well as reciev... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:02:22 EST New Spark! Hi everyone, I am so glad to have found this's nice to have someone there who KNOWS. So far I love the site and I love being able to use it on my phone or at the computer...convenience has always been a stumbling block in tracking progress for me. I'm looking forward to taking this journey with all of you. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the journey! Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:32:34 EST Accountability Hi, my name is Traci. I joined SP back in 2010 but that was about it. I've decided to come back to SP for accountability. Now I'm ready to get started again and not stop until I reach my goal. I've enjoyed reading some of the posts on here, very motivating. Have a great day everbody! God Bless! Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:20:24 EST Woodland Park area workout buddy I am looking for a running partner in woodland park. I love to run out doors, do the incline, My goal is to run a half marathon. Currently at appx 4 miles at a 9 min 30 sec minute mile. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:59 EST First Day Hi there. This is my first day using SparkPeople. Was on WeightWatchers for about a year and didn't seem many results at all, so thought I'd save the $40/month for a gym membership at our rec center. <BR> <BR> I'd like to get back down to below 200 pounds. I am a pretty active person and walk every day during the week. Weekends are dedicated to hiking in our mountains. Hoping to jump start this weight loss on a positive & be able to see some results for once. I think my major problem... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:20:31 EST First timer needs help My name is Betty and I want to get healthy for my son and myself but I find every excuse in the book not to eat healthy or exercise. I always tell me self I will start tomorrow and I never do. I am 28 years old and my weight is 205 pounds and I need help to get healthy. Thank for listening Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:55:36 EST Hi, Team! Hello! My name is Amanda, and this is my second time using SparkPeople to lose weight. I live in Colorado Springs. I am 23, recently divorced, and the mother of a beautiful one year old girl. I just graduated with my B.A in English and psychology. Over the last three years, I have just packed on the pounds, and now I'm ready to get back down to my pre-marriage weight. My goal is to lose 80 pounds. My biggest challenge is sticking to the plan. I always start out with great intentions, follow t... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:00:24 EST Moving back to Colorado! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am moving back to Colorado in less than a month from Hawai'i and I am stoked!! <BR> <BR> Living in Hawai'i has been awesome, but I am also so excited to play in the mountains again--especially hiking, trail running and skiing! Looking forward to seeing what adventures people do to stay fit and enjoy themselves. <BR> <BR> The last time I lived in Colorado, I was at my highest weight and could not take advantage of everything Colorado has to offer. I'm so excited for... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:44:14 EST Broomfield /Lafayette Area & Anytime Fitness? Hey there! My name is Emily. I'm working hard to keep up my motivation to lose the weight and change my lifestyle, but I'd be lying if I said having workout buddies didn't make it easier! <BR> <BR> I have a small handful of friends I like to go hiking or running with, and one friend who is a member at the gym with me. But I'm always looking for more friends to partake in activities with! I'm a slow runner, and my dog makes me a slower hiker sometimes (she's easily distracted), but I love goi... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 19:28:12 EST New (Sort of) Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Jenny and I am frightened, sad, and excited to be starting over. I joined spark people about 2 years ago and went from 240 to about 172 lbs. It took a lot of hard work and perseverance and I hovered at 172 for about 4 months despite lots of hard core dieting and intense workouts. Last July I fell off my bike and broke my right elbow and sprained my neck and bruised myself up pretty badly. I had a cast for 6 weeks or so and continued to walk every day. T... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 17:07:47 EST Its about time! Newbie here! Thought it was about time I started taking care of myself! I want to lose weight, get more energy, and do more with my life than just sitting around watching TV and eating. I have 50 plus pounds to lose and approaching 60 fast. Plus to top it all off, I am also new to the world of computers..My life is going to change..whoopee... come join me, I would appreciate all the support. Fri, 25 May 2012 19:59:37 EST hi Why is it so difficult to find someone to help me to get to these hikes I real feel that this site is only here for the pure fact to discourage people and I am so close to giving up on my goals to join anymore helpless groups can anyone please give me some advice. Mon, 21 May 2012 14:38:49 EST I am about to give up I thought this site was to help people accomplish their goals I have been on this web site for about a week and a half and not one person is encourage me in my goals thanks for nothing. Mon, 21 May 2012 14:16:55 EST Hello! New here and can't wait to meet you!! Hello! I am 33yrs old and I have 2 children, one is 14 and the other is 13months old! I lost all of the baby weight I gained and noticed that I could not get the lbs off that I had pre baby. I recently went to the Dr. complaining of all over body pain, muscle weakness, shooting/stabbing pain, and my face would feel like needles poking in it. I was sure I had MS all the symptoms fit, turns out I have a thyroid issue!! I have Hypothyroidism and it may be the cause (Dr. says for sure) of my weig... Sun, 20 May 2012 00:28:07 EST Hi all. Hi, my name is Pam, I joined Sparkle yesterday. This site is awesome. I have at least 16 more pds to loose, I want to get healthier and have fun too. I live in Brighton, Co. I am momma to 2 grown kids, one lives in Seattle and the other lives in South Dakota. Im also momma to my two labs, Snillsy and Mc Guire. Im glad to be in this group. Thu, 17 May 2012 20:22:37 EST Hello Hello, I am brand new to this site. I am 20 years old and never had a weight problem until recently when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I have since gained almost 40 pounds. I am getting married next year and would like to get back to a healthy weight before we start trying to have a baby. It was really discouraging news to hear that not only does PCOS cause insulin resistance (hence the dramatic weight gain) but also infertility. I have been vegetarian for six years, and I'm hoping that this... Wed, 16 May 2012 13:31:18 EST hey neighbors! hi, my name is tammie. i like crochet, making flower hair clips and beading. my goal is to be healthy and lose some weight (again) :) Sat, 12 May 2012 14:34:09 EST Need to loose 6 in 2012 Hi I am new here and still trying to find my way around. So I have been taking things slow. My goal is to loose 60 lbs. by the end of the year. I have a hard time going to the gym so I have started buying equipment for the home. Its hard to stay motivated to exercise everyday. I have switched to cooking with olive and coconut oil and trying to eat more veggies, the hardest part is trying to drink so much water everyday. So I have started with small changes and am working towards incor... Tue, 8 May 2012 23:00:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 3 May 2012 13:57:21 EST Mother's Day 5K Anyone running/jogging/wogging/walking the Mother's Day 5K on the 13th? Tue, 1 May 2012 13:56:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:28:31 EST Newbie from Palmer Lake/Monument area Hello Colorado Sparks this is my 1st full day here and loving it. <BR> Best to all <BR> Warmglow Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:59:27 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:31:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:36:11 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:36:22 EST Introduction Hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this group and live in Denver, CO. I've used the Spark web but I've never been motivated to stick to it. Today is a new day and I plan to take it one day at a time and hope this time I will continue my weight loss plan. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:27:25 EST Hi there! Somewhat new to CO -- moved to Vail Valley about a year ago. Definitely new to Spark People. Hoping this interactive forum helps me find my way..... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:27:25 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:46:34 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:09:09 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 14 Apr 2012 12:06:33 EST Trying again I have made several feeble attempts to lose weight and have lost the same few pounds time and again. Maybe this time I'll be successful at changing my lifestyle. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:52:51 EST new to group but not to sparkpeople i am trying to get more people behind me and possibly a new friend to meet at the pool. i would like to be more accountble to my program and continue to loose weight. i live in longmont and love it here! i am 29yrs old and weigh 356lbs. i am currently in a swim class to learn how to swim confortably. i love the water and would enjoy having another friend to join! anyways look forward to talking more to this group! keep up the good work everyone! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 23:24:44 EST Sparkbuddy - Englewood - west of I25 Looking for a buddy. I hate doing things alone, especially exercise. Want some help with motivation & to be motivating for someone else. I'm better at doing it for someone else than I am myself. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 22:57:37 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 3 Apr 2012 15:20:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:55:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Apr 2012 15:19:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:45:57 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:10:08 EST I'm new Hi everyone, I am new in the team, but old on spark (6 months). For me it had been very difficult my journey to lose weight. I am trying, every day it is a fight with my food and with myself, so if you have a comment all are welcome. <BR> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 19:03:57 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:04:49 EST Hello! I relocated to Colorado in August and have since gained around 8-10 pounds. I have fibromyalgia so exercise is very hard for me. I was more able to be more active before moving here. Seems the cold and altitude has affected my fibro adversely. I hope with the help of those here I will be more motivated however. My husband has no interest in doing something like this with me but will eat what I cook. If he doesn't like it, he'll let me know so I don't cook it again when he's home. :) I'm kind ... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:45:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:38:05 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:15:27 EST Hello Hi, I'm relatively new to Colorado (moved here less than a year ago) and absolutely love it here! My husband and I moved from a big city to Denver (we reside in the Centennial area) because we wanted a better quality of life for our two little ones, and we know we have made the right choice. We are trying to take advantage of all the outdoor activities this beautiful state has to offer and I am proud to say that my husband and I have signed up for our first 5K in over 6 years. We are train... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:41:24 EST Big Sky Duathlon I am looking into registering for this Duatholon on June 9th 2012. I have never done a duatholon before and am looking for people who 1) can give me advice on these events and 2) might be doing this event. <BR> <BR> Karen <BR> <BR><BR>athlon.html Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:37:28 EST RedT55 Icando I am 56 yr old and have been overweight most my life. I have lost and gained so many times it scares me to try again. I am excited about Sparks program. The motivational stories help me a lot. If they can do it so can I. I know with everyones support I can loose the weight and change the way I see food. Yes I Can, Yes I will. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:13:26 EST 10th Annual Platte River Half Marathon - 4/15/2012 Is anyone else doing this? You can even get a relay team together! <BR> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 17:41:39 EST New to CO Hello, my name is Anthony and I will be moving to Colorado in the next few weeks. I am currently a student in Washington DC and I look forward to getting to know everyone! Thu, 8 Mar 2012 20:06:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 6 Mar 2012 18:09:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 6 Mar 2012 08:52:26 EST Lowry - Walking in Wash Park, NIA Classes, Lowry? I'm looking for a buddy to walk and go to NIA classes if you like. I would love the motivation and accountability. <BR> <BR> It will be fun getting skinny with you! Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:57:03 EST Denver Triathlon Any one else racing this one? Or interested in it? If you are and you haven't signed up yet "MGRP10" will get you $10 off the Denver Triathlon any time between now and when online registration closes... Hope to see you there! Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:58:52 EST Hi All You Healthy People My name is Sandy and I just wanted to say hi to everyone. I actually joined Sparkpeople in 2011, but I never really used it. I have recently gotten serious about diet and exercise and getting healthy. I am finding this place to be very helpful and I am using it every day. <em>30</em> I look forward to looking like this! <em>9</em> Thanks for your support! Thu, 1 Mar 2012 10:50:40 EST Evening workouts in the DTC? Specifically at the 24 Fitness on Belleview? Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:39:03 EST Just started. ..little confused I just started a week ago and have been trying to follow my nutrition tracker guidelines for what I should be eating. According to my tracker I should be eating 1500 to 1800 calories a day. Is this right? It seems like a lot! I am 34 years old, about 5' 7" and need to loose about 45 pounds to reach my ideal weight. I have not reached that calorie intake yet. I am averaging about 1000 - 1200 per day. Is this going to affect my weight loss? Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:10:12 EST Hey Everybody Wanted to introduce myself.....My name is Karen and I am eager to get on with my healthier new life. I look forward to interacting with you all. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:13:54 EST 12 Week Weight Loss Challenge Hey team, <BR> I wanted to let everyone know that I will be starting a 12 week Weight Loss Challenge in the Greenwood Village/Centennial/Englewood/Parker/DTC area. The challenge will focus on education and motivation in achieving solid results. Perfect for meeting new friends, and losing weight. Also, there will be a chance to win money, as there will be a competition on who loses the most weight. Classes are starting soon, so call me to reserve your spot at 720-334-9422 <BR> <link>losebig... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:22:58 EST rthree03 I am Gina and this is brand new for me. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:42:15 EST hi My name is amanda. I'm a stay at home mom of 2 children. I want to be healthy for my family. Some goals i have is to drink more water and gain 15lbs. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 02:02:01 EST New Here Hi, <BR> I'm new to Sparkpeople and live in the Col Springs area. I'm 53, single, and hoping to lose some weight, get moving with exercise and become a little healthier (maybe a lot healthier!) <BR> <BR> Colorado is an awesome state and especially when you feel healthy enough to fully enjoy it! Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:06:47 EST BJ'smommie Hi, <BR> I have recently been diagnosed with I C and have 4 more IMSO treatments. I am at a loss as to what I can eat. I have given up coffee completely and drink only water. I don't know what foods to eat. I am 66 years old and weigh 289 pounds. I need some menu suggestions. Thank You <BR> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:36:14 EST new and checking out site Hello <BR> new to sparkpeople heard of it through a lady in one of my classes I attend. Need to make healhier choices as far as nutrition and exercise more. I'm just turened 43 on the 7th single with 3 adult children. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:01:08 EST Running of the Green 2012 Looks like a good time! <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 16:10:08 EST What's happening team? It's super quiet in here recently! Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:34:47 EST Ready for the Challenge! Hi y'all! I am so glad I found SP! I know I'm not the only 6' female giant that wants to lose weight. This is day one of my personal challenge to be in the best shape of my life by New Years! <BR> <BR> Goodbye 75 lbs!!! That's baggage I won't need next year :-) Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:24:01 EST New to Spark Hi I'm Cynthia and I decided I needed additional support in my new journey of healthier eating and living. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 19:28:08 EST Hi there. I'm in college trying to avoid the 15~ Hi, my name is Stephanie and I'm currently a college student at Regis University in Denver, CO. I joined this website to avoid the freshman 15. My entire life I have been struggling with my weight, but I've really, really been trying to lose it this year. Between November and February, I went from 230 to about 210. I've reached a "plateau" where I can't seem to go past 210. I would really love some friends to help me keep motivated. It is my goal to be at a normal BMI. I have never used a for... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:03:56 EST Hi Just like to say Hi and wish everyone lots of luck on their journey of getting healthy. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 23:11:54 EST CU Boulder Buddy I'm a senior at CU Boulder and I need a buddy to help keep me motivated while I train for the rugged maniac 5k followed by the tough mudder 10 mile obstacle course race in may and june. It's hard for me to keep motivated during school, so a buddy would be great! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:44:34 EST Idita-Walk 2012 <em>311</em> There's still time to register: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> The Idita-Walk is an event to promote physical fitness in the spirit of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The Iditarod Sled dog race is 1049 miles long from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. To complete the Idita-Walk, simply walk 30 minutes a day for 35 days between February 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012 for a total of 1049 minutes (any combination of minutes will work - just reach 104... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:41:37 EST Hi! Hello everyone! My name is Mandi, I just joined today. I'm in my early-mid thirties, a mom of two (6 1/2 yr old son, 13 month old girl). My husband and I have been married for about 11 1/2 years, we live in the northeastern corner of the state. <BR> I was kind of athletic in high school; played volleyball from junior high through to senior year and softball in the summers. Until this past summer, I hadn't played softball. Just recently some women in the town I live decided to play voll... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:08:43 EST Hey all!! Hi all!!! I'm totally new to Sparkpeople.....I was using a different weightloss sight but my friend recommended this one over that here I am..Hopefully this works!!! I'm trying to lose 100 lbs. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:32:10 EST Hi! My name is Anita. i just joined here today. After poking around the site (most of the day lol) Im really excited to get started! I did weight watchers a few years ago and was very successfull; i lost 83lbs! but 3 children later and I am back up to where i was right before i joined WW. they no longer do the meetings here so i thought I'd try something new. <BR> I live in a very small farming community in the ugly part of Colorado; where it meets KS and NE. Lots of cows and corn fields! I hav... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:56:05 EST Hi, My name is Darby! I'm here to change my life. I'm a 26 year old female who's stuck in a deep, dark hole. I'm considered obese and I don't feel good anymore. I'm in constant pain, sad and lazy all the time...I need a lifestyle change very badly. I hope I keep my motivation going :) Nice to meet everyone! Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:59:51 EST Lafayette and Westminster Area Hello, my name is Tiffany and I am currently looking for a walking buddy. I am new to the area, but I heard there are tons of cool trails to check out. Also if there was anyone interested in being my Just Dance fitness partner that would be great! Hope to hear from you soon! Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:40:46 EST Health & Wellness Fair <BR> <BR> Where: Antler's Hilton, Colorado Springs <BR> When: from 9am-3pm <BR> Date: January 28th <BR> Cost: FREE <BR> <BR> <BR> More information: <link><BR>/<BR>6588&spid=21972 </link> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:50:20 EST Hello :-) Hi everyone, my name is Kim. I live and work in Black Hawk, CO and love everything about the mountains! <BR> I am fairly new to SparkPeople - was tracking food on my phone for about a month before officially joining on line. <BR> I enjoy hiking, Turbo Kick, Swimming, and Strength Training and am always looking for new and fun ways to stay active and keep in shape. It's nice to see so many people from CO here <em>30</em> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 17:37:51 EST My name is Barbara Hello everyone, <BR> I am 30, married, 3 girls (11, 6, and3) I have been married for almost 12 years and in that time gained a little over 100 Lbs. I am not proud of that fact. Iwant to get healthy so my kids aren't teased over my weight, and so I can feel confident in myself. I have struggled with my weight, but being honest I get lazy and do not stay motivated long. I also don't eat the healthiest, I do not eat out a lot, and I do make a few things from scratch, but My diet leaves somethin... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:06:11 EST new beginnings Hi, I am starting fresh with making wise decisions and making a "healthy lifestyle" be my goal. I know I can lose weight, but right now that is not my focus. My focus is to take control of what I eat and how much exercise I get so that I am in control and not my emotions or other stressful situations in my life. The weight loss may be a bi-product, but the real prize will be knowing that I have the control to make wise decisions. Plus, the energy and positive outlook on life! Yep, that i... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:45:57 EST Any Club USA Littleton sparkers? I just joined club USA and love it. Would love to find friends to go to the classes with! Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:27:56 EST Avon walk for breast cancer? Is there anyone here doing the avon walk for breast cancer? I have asked a few friends if they would like to join me but it doesn't seem like anyone wants to walk for two days straight. (Or pay the $65) Hoping maybe some of yall are wanting to do it. Would love to go as a group! Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:21:43 EST Hello I am Trisha7770 I am a married mother of two. I am trying to lose weight which is complicated by the fact that i have a pinched siatic nerve. So i am trying to do easy things until i get my back fixed. Just need to do something as this is the heaviest i have ever been and i don't like it. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:11:32 EST new and motivated <em>9</em> brand new and motivated. Ive lost 70 lbs ssince last year and i still have a long way to go .. well over 100 lbs. Love eating rite.. working out and motivating. Some days r tuff but no body said it eould be easy right? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:24:29 EST I'm a Newbie Hello Everyone! Today is my first day on SparkPeople after having dismal results with the Biggest Loser website. Hopefully by the end of this year my wallet will be a little fuller and my frame 50 pounds lighter. I used to be a fitness trainer with Bally's 20 years ago (before husband and daughter) and hope to get some of my mojo back. Here's to a year with limitless possibilities! Sun, 15 Jan 2012 01:27:10 EST New on the site today 1-12-12 looking for buddy! Hey I just started today 1-12-12 and I live in Firestone Colorado, looking for someone in the area for maybe a walking buddy, or someone to get motivation from! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Angie Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:07:02 EST Hello everyone! hi, my name is Hannah. I am 20 and I want to go from 210 to 160 by the new year. A very slow paced goal. I work a ton and I'm in school full time so I don't have much time for exercise or eating well. As a result, my goal is 1lb a week.....anyway, feel free to message me anytime! And good luck to all of you! Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:19:40 EST Saturday Walk Diane and I are getting together for a walk on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Meeting at: Palmer Lake trail head (County Line Road, Palmer Lake.) <BR> Time: 11:00am <BR> <BR> Please join us...the more, the merrier! <BR> <BR> See you there. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:24:58 EST 30 lbs in 90 days Hi! I'm 22 and a mother of 1. As a little background, I was always incredibly thin throughout my life, until I got pregnant. Obviously I expected to gain some weight, but I didn't expect to gain 65 lbs, and only lose about 15 after labor. I was in shock. Over the last two years, instead of losing more weight, I've gained about 12 lbs. I'm uncomfortable in my body, I'm having fertility issues, and I"m losing the confidence I once possesed. I'm in desperate need to lose at least 10 lbs, just to... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:10:47 EST Hi and returning! I am a returning member to Sparkpeople and when looking across my old stuff on this page, I noticed I was part of the Colorado Team! I am very overweight and yo yo a lot. I have about 60 pounds to lose and I would like to lose it and keep it off. It is hard being obese in the health state in the Nation! :) Mon, 9 Jan 2012 14:16:11 EST Hi All! I just wanted to introduce myself to the team. My name is Tiffany. I live in Northern Colorado with my husband and 3 kids. I am a full time student and a stay at home mom. <BR> <BR> Since having my youngest son two years ago on the 15th of this month, I have lost a great deal of weight and am in better shape than ever. However, I still have between 20-30 pounds that I would like to lose. I workout 5-6 times a week but have reached a plateau. So I am taking this week off from working ... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:04:06 EST Broncos Game Food Playbook What a game!!! This is what the playoffs are all about and I for one am really excited to see how far we can go! <BR> <BR> I was wondering how everyone handles tailgate and game day food planning? Any secrets to enjoying friends, family and the game? <BR> <BR> Mine is probably too simple...plan ahead. I always try to find replacements that help me feel like I am not depriving myself of the fun. Yesterday I made phillies for the family, little did they know I used fat free cheese very little... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 08:23:35 EST Jan 9, 2012- beginning a new journey In 2012 I have made the decision to run a half-marathon. My husband has agreed to help me with training but I am very nervous. Afraid this will be another broken attempt to get healthy. I am overweight, I am 5'4" and 195, and can run about 3 miles now (run is a liberal term). He is very supportive and helpful but I am looking for others out there who are training to run or those with insight to eating healthy and losing weight. I hope to hear from some of you soon. (On the off note, I am a ... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 01:26:24 EST New with almost 100 lbs to lose Hey everyone. I found this site by accident and discovered the amazing reviews from people who have been successful here. I hope to be added to that list and I look forward to my journey with the rest of you. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 22:15:19 EST Go Girl Hello everyone, I just learn about this web sight. I love it so far. I am in a group that is trying to lose weight. I wasn't going to join. I didn't feel ready yet? Now I am all excited! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 19:12:54 EST walking, hiking, biking, tennis something Anyone out thee that wants to meet up and walk or something?... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 15:08:44 EST Hi, There! Hi, everyone. My name is Ryan and if you are wondering how to pronounce my user name just say it really slow. Basically I'm asking a question about footwear. <BR> <BR> I am 33 years old, married, have two kids (5 and 8) and, basically I joined SparkPeople because I don't want to miss out on grandkids. Yep, I'm already thinking about that. <BR> <BR> I have been doing diet and exercise for about a week and I have already lost three pounds. Last week I was 333 and am now, yayyyy. <BR... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 17:46:11 EST Longmont Area - Fit Chick Express and Mac Lake I do Fit Chicks Express in Longmont. 30 minutes 2 to 3 times a week about $100 a month. I also do their yoga class on Saturdays. They are having an open house on Friday January 20 and Saturday January 21 (info on website They usually do a two week free trial to see if it a good fit for your needs. My friends and I also try and get a walk in at MacIntosh Lake in Longmont on weekends when it is nice outside. It's about a 3 mile walk and I do about a 17 min... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 17:23:41 EST Goal Getter Hi, my name is Joni. I am 44 years old , married with two grown daughters, one granddaughter and two mastiffs. I have over 100 lbs to lose and am very excited to get started. I have some health conditions that I have always used as my excuse not to exercise and live the way I should, but no more! I am making 2012 my year of no more excuses and will reach my goals of losing over 100 lbs and implementing a healthy lifestyle. Thanks for reading and I look forward to taking this journey with ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:56:50 EST Hi! Hi everyone! I'm back to SP after a year or so & I'm excited to get back into the swing of things & stick to a healthy lifestyle!!! <em>30</em> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 22:29:07 EST Good Morning Colorado! Hi, I'm Carrie and new to Sparkpeople! I live in the Canon City area and am ready to meet some people that will keep me on track for this journey! I have 2 beautiful children and a loving husband that I want to feel and look my best for! I don't know how many times I have tried and failed to start a diet/ working out on my own! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 10:51:35 EST Rookie Running buddy wanted in Highlands Ranch I just finished my first 5k and want to keep going. I usually end up running on my treadmill, but want to start getting outdoors. I'm looking for someone that would like to go once or twice a week. Btw... I'm not fast by any means, but I found that running with someone else keeps me motivated. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:19:11 EST Hello New to the Colorado Team Hi there Colorado team!!! <BR> <BR> Well i'm here and ready for a change!!! I'm ready to get down to a healthy weight and get healthy from the inside out!!! <BR> <BR> Two years ago I got 2 blood clots in my lungs... docs told me to lose weight and to cardio to prevent more clots from think that would have freaked me out enough to get healthy..well i had another goal in mind...I wanted to get all of 2011 me and my husband were trying for a baby...This year my focus... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:45:22 EST Hi Everyone :D Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Charity. I just turned 18 back in October and when I was 15 I was sent to a crazy hospital for the 3rd time in my life (long story) and I was diagnosed with a depressive disorder. It kicks in every once in a while. I'm straight edge which means I don't drink,smoke or do drugs. It's a lifestyle that none of my family gets. lol <BR> <BR> From anybody who currently watches WWE (professional wrestling) you can tell that I'm a big fan by my username. :) My dream is al... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 22:55:15 EST New today Hi, I'm Anne, I've 53 and live in Larkspur. I've been married 26+ years and have two adult kids. <BR> <BR> In 2006 I lost 76 pounds, but have let too many of them re-visit me!!! I'm here to get rid of them by getting back to regular running (maybe I have one more marathon in me?!?!?) <BR> <BR> Looking forward to "meeting" y'all. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year and good luck to all of us. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:15:01 EST New Hi i am new to spark and i am just getting use to this site so far its great and i cant wait to start melting off the pounds. I am from Longmont CO just moved here and I know no one so I am going to do this on my own. I want to wish everyone the best and to say we can do it!! <em>104</em> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:25:39 EST Im new here Just heard about this site and it sounds great. I have 100 lbs to loose and can use all the help and support I can get. I went through years of being hardly able to walk and have sense had both my knees replaced and can finally get active again. i have never in my whole life been this heavy and need to loose the weight (I feel horrible). So happy to have found this site! I look forward to the days, weeks and months ahead. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 08:15:41 EST Slow but sure.... My name is Kimberly. I am a single mom of an amazing 9-year-old boy, a Cub Scout Den Leader, and an IT Asset Manager for an electrical co-op. I am a returning member of SparkPeople. I had gotten frustrated with a number of things last October, and turned off my old account. As I was able to start getting things into perspective, and focus on managing my stress better, I realized how much I really enjoy being involved in SparkPeole, Thus, I am starting from scratch. I think that sometimes... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 23:44:07 EST New member- Colorado Springs Just a quick introduction! My name is Alicia... I have 40 lbs to lose to FINALLY hit my goal weight! I've been running now for 4 years, in that time I've lost 125 pounds... got sick a few months ago and gained a little bit of it back. Now I'm ready to finally hit my goal and see what I can really do with my running. (I've done 4 full marathons, 12 half marathons and a lot of the shorter distance races). <BR> <BR> I'm excited to meet some of you! <BR> <BR> ~Alicia Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:12:19 EST Body by Vi Challenge Party!!! Come Join!! RESOLUTION 2012!!!! <BR> <BR> THE BAKERS ARE HAVING THEIR FIRST VISALUS CHALLENGE PARTY!!!!! BRING ON 2012!!!! <BR> <BR> I CHALLENGE EVERYONE TO GIVE 90 DAYS TO TRANSFORMATION 2012 WITH US!!!!! <BR> <BR> SUNDAY DEC 18, 2012 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 6:00 PM <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> LITTLETON, CO ( DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL THAT WANT TO COME BY EMAIL WITH RSVP) <BR> <BR> PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW WILL BE COMING!!!! EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!!!!! :) <BR> <BR> YOU WILL B... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:48:30 EST Newbie Hello all, my name is Michelle and it is time to get this extra weight off. I have my goal set and now to get started. I live in Northglenn and I have 2 kiddos. Looking forward to getting thin!!!!! Fri, 9 Dec 2011 16:47:36 EST Hello SparkPeople Colorado! Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Melissa. I live in Denver with my new husband. We got married in April and moved to Denver in June. We both started new jobs in August. <BR> All of this moving and marrying got me more overweight than I've been in years. <BR> My goal is to lose 15 pounds for good. Thu, 1 Dec 2011 22:54:49 EST newbie and proud of it HI I just start Sparkpeople last night. I live in Boulder. I Started my journey 2 month ago. I would love to find some people local to walk with or just hang out and swap stories. It is getting lonely doing this by my self.I am looking forward to making new friend in community. <BR> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:45:25 EST Sorta a Denver Newbie. added to to wrong forum! I moved to Denver in late Aug and have a job that I travel quite a bit so I haven't gotten to meet to many people yet. My hubby and I have started our own business with Visalus and its starting to take off and grow and we are soooo excited to be a part of such an amazing Nutritional Product line... <BR> <BR> I signed my hubby and me up for our first 5k for this coming weekend! I am a lil scared but if I have to walk it... I will walk it. LOL <BR> <BR> In one week I lost 4lbs and just star... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:26:49 EST Sorta new in the Denver area!!! Came on to meet some new great friends!!! :) Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:21:52 EST Looking for a Spark Buddy - Castle Rock CO Looking for a Spark Buddy to help motivate me and get me back on track. Due to stress I have fallen off my plan and need to get back on but finding it hard to get off my couch! Sat, 19 Nov 2011 23:46:05 EST Time to lose Hello Sparks, <BR> <BR> It is time for me to lose all this extra weight I've be carrying around for the last 15 years. I'm over it. Its just dragging me down. I don't want to have to quit skiing at 1 because my knees hurt. I want to be able to run around with my kids all day long. <BR> <BR> I'd love to have your support and I'd love to encourage you on your journey. <BR> <BR> I'm Kelly <BR> I'm a mom <BR> and I'm going to lose 40 pounds this year. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:28:49 EST Well Hello Team Colorado! Hello! I am brand new to Sparkpeople, and I live in Colorado! I am excited to be a part of Team Colorado! Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:01:00 EST Looking for a workout buddy Aurora/C ntennial I just moved here about a year ago and since I work from home, I don't get out and meet new people very much. I would love to find someone or even a bunch of someones to go walking with and maybe play tennis or some other kinds of activities with. I hardly know anyone here and it would be nice to make some new friends. My husband goes with me sometimes but more often than not it seems, he's busy working or out of town for work and my kids are hardly ever around anymore - 18 (so she's hardly h... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 14:39:33 EST lovin life Hi,,I am new to this page,,I gained alot of weight due to waiting for my husband to come home and eat with him at 9-10- at night,,no more husband so eating at the right times and better food,, but still struggling with late evening snaking and a few things.. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:27:13 EST November Challenge So, as we all know, the snow is coming. November is the 2nd snowiest month of the year in Colorado. So it's more important than ever to stay strong and keep working out. <BR> <BR> It's time for a challenge. Let's challenge each other to get a minimum of 500 fitness minutes for the month of November. But of course, the more you can do, the better it will be for you. So, each day, come check in and post your minutes for the day. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 21:52:50 EST hello : ) Hi everyone! I am new here I this is my 3rd attempt at trying this site! Hopefully this will be the real deal. I look forward to making friends here who have the same "issues" I do with food! Hope to interact with some of you soon! Sun, 30 Oct 2011 18:43:11 EST 5k Does anyone know of a 5k around Christmas time. I started a running program that should have me able to run a 5k around that time. Would also love some company if anyone wants to join me. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:32:22 EST Western Slope Running Buddy Hey Folks, <BR> <BR> I just moved to the western slope, I live in Glenwood Springs and work in Rifle, and as I don't know anyone here yet I'm looking for a running buddy. My usual runs are around 5 - 6 miles, at a pace of roughly 10 or 11 minute miles. Anyone in the area vaguely in that range? I can go slower, or someone can push me to go faster - anything is good! I've been running mostly on pavement, but I'm definitely open to exploring more places. It's just a zillion times easier to get ... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 10:18:33 EST Newbie in Thornton! Hi I'm a mother of 3. Looking for a woman buddy in Thornton area. I am hardly without my kiddos so something I could do with them. Like walking with a stroller. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:04:59 EST Newbie New to Spark, live in Loveland, looking to get up off my butt and get rid of some major weight. I know it will take ALOT of exercise as I LOVE my food. LOL One of my goals is to be able to hike all the way in to Ouzel Falls and back out without needing EMS. <em>249</em> <em>213</em> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:38:36 EST 42 and fighting to get back in shape! Hi everyone. My name is Christina, I am a young 42(in my mind younger lol). My goal is to get back to fighting fit shape that i used to be in. I am 5"2 and for most of my life was pretty petite, at my heaviest even after i had a baby i was no more then 20 pounds overweight. Then i let life kick me in the face the last 7 years and went from a fit and healthy weight to almost 50 pounds over weight. I am always tired, everything aches and of course i hate looking in the mirror. I know better, I ... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:33:02 EST Falcon Colorado Hello Sat, 8 Oct 2011 09:23:24 EST BIGGEST, BADEST AND BEST LOSER <BR> I HAVE CREATED A WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE WEBSITE, IT IS A "BIGGEST LOSER" TYPE CONTEST. PLEASE VISIT IT SO YOU CAN JOIN. IT'S JUST A FRIENDLY, SIMPLE COMPETITION. IT STARTS 10/9/11. INVITE ANYONE YOU KNOW. THE MORE PEOPLE WE GET THE MORE FUN IT WILL BE. OH AND OBVIOUSLY IT'S FREE! JUST COMMENT ON THE WEIGH IN POST AS IT INSTRUCTS BY THE 9TH. THAE LINK IS IN THE POST HOWEVER HERE IT IS AGAIN </link> Thu, 6 Oct 2011 18:13:56 EST Drake Dragon Dash 5K I am going to do the Drake Dragon Dash 5K in Arvada this Sunday with the MeetInDenver group. Would love for some Sparkers to join us! <BR> <BR> The $21 fee benefits Drake Public Middle School and their attempt to upgrade thier classroom technology. <BR> <BR><BR>EventsDetails.cfm?EventsID=116604 Wed, 5 Oct 2011 17:25:32 EST hello Newbie Wed, 5 Oct 2011 07:38:05 EST workout buddy Colorado area Wed, 5 Oct 2011 07:34:24 EST 54 and fit Will always stay In shape Mon, 3 Oct 2011 08:19:43 EST Hello All Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am just stopping by to introduce myself. I'm new to Spark People and I'm excited that I have found an online sight designed for people just like me. My goal is to lose 60 lbs within the next year. Of course I would love to loose much more but I want to be realistic in my goals so I don't get discouraged. I really want to loose the weight and feel that I'm pretty motivated to do so. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:21:20 EST Afraid to Fail Hi everyone! I've been trying to get on track with eating and exercise with this site. I feel motivated for a bit but it doesn't stick. In the past, I've found Spark People to be fantastic and gotten really into tracking and earning points. Part of me is on board to start up strong tomorrow and part of me is just tired. Tired and afraid of the try/fail/try/fail cycle. I know picking yourself up and starting again is all you can do but my concern is that my motivation is nowhere near as strong... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:48:00 EST Hello All! My name is K, I am here to lose weight and my friend told me about this website. This is my chance to lose the weight I want to, and doing it healthy. I am a full time waitress and when I don't work I feel too worn out and drained to do anything of the physical activities I used to do in high school. My normal meal just consists of little snacks, and fast food. I live with my grandparents and I do some physical activites for them, such as mowing the lawn and cleaning house, but at the same ti... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:04:51 EST Newbie Hello, I am india from the western slope. I am once again trying to lose my extra baggage. I have tried to do this for 20 years. I need to try something different so here i am. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:55:01 EST Newbie Hello, I am india from the western slope. I am once again trying to lose my extra baggage. I have tried to do this for 20 years. I need to try something different so here i am. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:54:08 EST New Member Hello, I'm glorycal and this is my first day on the program. I need all the support I can get. Looking forward to reading your comments. I need to loose 50 lbs. by August 2012. I need the motivation to get started and getting through the tough days. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:00:50 EST HOPEFUL! Yikes, how do I do this? Umm my name is Susie and I am trying to gain health and self confidence...Not sure how to use all these tools but I am going to learn Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:59:14 EST fatcatlimon My name is Chris Pfost of Limon Colorado. I will be turning 40 next month and start a new job later this month. I have two calico cats at home-Neeners and Frankie. I tend to eat all the time but I recently got me a new exericse machine. Thu, 8 Sep 2011 13:42:59 EST My next challenge needs to be me. I've decided if I give the type of focus on myself that I give to my job and to others that I might get back in touch with myself and lose the weight I need to lose to be healthy and active. What a concept! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 00:43:59 EST A new member I am an unemployed mom of 3 ( 8,6 & 3 years old) I tried so many things to loose weight without success. I was lookink for calories counter site when I found the spark people site and I am very excited. I very need to drop some pounds right now, because I am obese, I have High blood pressure and I have diabetes history in my family. my doctor asked me to loose weight if I want to avoid diabetes. the site has so many informations and I am learning a lot every day. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:35:24 EST Looking for buddy in Glendale / Downtown area Walking, biking, could work out at Auraria...maybe swimming... walking at Washington Park or Cheesman Park? Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:13:37 EST Trying again Hello! Well here I am going on 5....something and I told myself when I heit 50 I would lose the extra weight and be "buff" . Guess what? It didn't happen, and now I am trying to regain lost time, take care of my mom who has a brain tumor,work a 50 hour work week and be an excellent mother to my own three beautiful daughters who need me. This time I want to PROMISE myself instead of TELL myself and maybe it will work??????? Let's hope I can set some time to myself to make this work!! Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:48:12 EST walking/hiking partner in NoCO Would like to start taking advantage of NoCo trails - but don't want to do it alone. It's been too many years since I've hiked, so I'm not up for expert trails - yet! - but really want to get back into it. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:58:19 EST new to the site I am new to Sparkpeople and would like a spaark buddy (: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:45:28 EST