SparkPeople SparkNewMexico - The Official Team Team Messageboard The official team for New Mexico State Sparkers. SparkPeople SparkNewMexico - The Official Team Team Messageboard What did you have for breakfast ? Me Fresh fruit salad with yogurt,hemp seeds and walnuts Sun, 5 Jan 2020 07:43:37 EST back after a looooooooong time Hi! <BR> Just a short hello. I have not used this page for a long time and unfortunately I am not anymore in NM. Still I miss it a lot and hope you will accept me in this group anyway. <BR> Goals are still the same -loose weight, stay healthy, enjoy playing tennis and biking (miss the mountains terribly!!). <BR> Right now I am just trying to figure out how to navigate and find information. See y'all around. <BR> N. <BR> Tue, 4 Sep 2018 17:12:57 EST Just re-joined today Hello. I just re-joined SparkPeople. My doctor wants me to count calories and this worked for me in the past. <em>30</em> <BR> Sat, 7 Apr 2018 17:15:57 EST New to group Well first time I joined SP I was not very involved, Hope to change that! Recently moved and going to get the last 15lbs off, before I go back home for visit.. lost 18 so far. Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:31:47 EST Roll Call Where in New Mexico are you from? <BR> <BR> I am from Roswell, but live near Las Cruces Sun, 27 Sep 2015 08:35:58 EST Im the new Girl!! Hi everyone!! Im excited to get going on my goals. Im on day 11 of my weight loss Challenge. I recently had a foot injury and then surgery so I have been kinda stagnant for the last few months. But guess what! I continued eating like i did when I was working out. Big mistake. I piled on the pounds quick. 20 to be exact. I just got cleared to start walking in a walking boot this week and next week. Then hopefully a shoe. I just really started loving endurance riding before I got hurt.... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 21:18:30 EST Late Intro Good morning! I'm new-ish here. I've been lurking here for about a week but haven't posted an intro yet. My name is Shannon, I'm a 33 year old mother of three (ages 11, 4, & 3). I'm a public health nurse who loves what I do. I'm constantly taking care of everyone else and while doing that I forgot to take care of myself and gained 30 pounds. I recently joined a gym and I've been going 3 times a week for the last 3 weeks. I started my weight loss journey on Jenny Craig back in April at 175 pou... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:27:25 EST Hello- need help Hi everyone- I have never done anything like this before and I realize that I need help. I am 60 years old and weight 165 pounds (5'3'). Ten years ago I was 119 pounds and felt great. I have let myself go because I don't feel that I matter anymore. I have completed a PhD and even that did not fulfill me. I just need someone out there to keep me going- I just spend my days after work on the couch and eating junk until going to bed. My husband could care less about how I feel or look. Is there ... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 13:40:00 EST Hello Hello everyone, I am new to this and hoping to stay motivated in reaching my weight loss goas. I hope I can help encourage others as well as be encouraged by all the wonderful people out there who are on the same path. Have a wonderful day and good luck during your journey. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:43:50 EST A lot older and wiser since my last post Hello everyone <BR> <BR> It has been several years since I have posted here. I'm now 69 and 22 pounds lighter since my last post. I'd like to think I'm healthier now. I'm definitely more active but I'm nowhere near where I need to be. I'm now retired so time is no longer an excuse for not working out or eating right. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:32:30 EST Greetings to All I have perused the Spark site and been a member for some time. I have never been active, but now want to utilize all that it offers. I have 120 pounds to lose and honestly feel very overwhelmed by it all. I'm in my mid forties and feel like time is of the essence. I have accomplished a lot in life and have been blessed with so much but can't seem to conquer this issue of weight. I want to be a success and hope that communicating with others with similar weight loss goals will help encourag... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:19:20 EST Getting back with sparkpeople program. Hello, I have just gotten back into using the sparkpeople program to lose weight again. I know it works as I lost 50 pounds from 12/06-12/07 and held for a long time, 6 years. Now, though, since last fall I have started gaining again and I want to get it off. <BR> I moved from Irving Texas to San Rafael, New Mexico last October. I am a retired truckdriver and enjoy riding motorcycle and quilting. <BR> My husband and I have my mom living with us and we have 2 cats. <BR> I am very much lookin... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 09:11:59 EST First day here =) Just stop by to say a quick hi to everyone. =) Fri, 2 Jan 2015 22:23:30 EST Gallup Hello from Gallup. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 23:35:14 EST New Year Snow Had snow last night to wake up to a white New Year. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 23:33:37 EST wanting buddy veguita willing to go to belen or los lunas Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:05:58 EST Hey from Alamogordo Good morning. After several years I'm back to using SP. Last time I used it I managed to get down to my goal weight with a total weight loss of 40lbs. I have since put the weight back because of pure laziness. I'm training again for the Bataan Memorial Death March which helped me lose the weight last time. So here I am and ready to get motivated again and reach my goals. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:15:52 EST Hi from Bernalillo! Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I made an account here on SparkPeople awhile but never used it. I had surgery 2 weeks ago removing a large growth in my intestines and I can't believe the difference it has made in the way I feel. I have been really struggling with my weight the past few years as I put a ton of weight on due to limited mobility. Now that I am feeling like I can actually function again I am trying really hard to lose the weight and truly start living again. <BR> <BR> If anyone is ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:27 EST Hi All! Hope I'm putting this in the right spot. If not, I'm sorry to interrupt! <BR> <BR> I'm in ABQ, looking to lose around 50 lbs. Right now I'm at 214, and I'd be pleased as punch to get in the 100+s. I'm 39, married, with one 11 yr old daughter. who is about to enter middle school. God give me strength. :) <BR> <BR> I've weighed as much as 278 in the past, and sooo don't plan on going back there. But I've been around this weight (give or take) for a few years now and not happy with that eith... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:27 EST New Buddy Search Since I haven't seen a new buddy list, I am going to take a leap and try and start a new search for buddies. I have a couple of questions to help me refine my "system" or to get it in first gear. <BR> 1. Are we mostly looking for a buddy in the same area that we can share activities with? <BR> 2. Do we want an online buddy we can talk to frequently? <BR> 3. Both? <BR> 4. Do we want to try and structure by preferred activities? <BR> 5. Other "requirements"? <BR> <BR> To start the ball ro... Sun, 4 May 2014 11:25:35 EST Greatings from Roswell Hi all! I'm from Roswell and really excited to be back using SparkPeople. I've got 60 lbs I want to lose this year. I also will run a 5k race. Would love to chat and learn more about the members of this group! <BR> <BR> Dee Dee Thu, 2 Jan 2014 13:38:07 EST Los Lunas Anybody?! I am looking for a walking partner and a friend to share my journey with. I am married with children so it probably wouldn't be just me. LOL! But friend me and message me if anyone is up for it. =) Tue, 24 Dec 2013 23:25:56 EST Earn 500 SparkPoints with the New Welcome Guide This was added to everyone's Start page so you can see what we share with new members in case you share SparkPeople with your friends and also wanted to make sure existing members were aware of everything in this guide. (You can easily remove this if you'd like -- before or after you earn the 500 SparkPoints for reading :)). <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=earn_500_sparkpoints_with_our_new_w<BR>elcome_guide </link> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:19:55 EST New to this Group Big Hello - I've used Spark previously, but have not succeeded with my goals. I was recently advised that I am pre-diabetic, and that was push or shove I needed. I have tried to help my husband deal with his diabetes for 15 years, and have been frustrated with his attitude about his diagnosis and lack of concern. I have other health issues which really don't effect my weight loss program, but will also be helped with a new and better me. I had some spurs removed on my neck/spine in April ... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:04:10 EST Howdy! Hey! Names Emily <BR> <BR> I live in Deming, NM with my husband our 4 cats and 3 dogs. I have only been in New Mexico for just under two years right now. Originally I am from New England, but I fell in love with a southern man and moved out here. I went to NMSU for psychology when we lived in Las Cruces. ^-^ I am excited to find fell southern New Mexico sparkers. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 17:42:13 EST Hobbs Anyone??? Just wondering if there is anyone from Hobbs here?? Looking for another mom to walk with. Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:38:37 EST 5% challenge starting soon! I've done several. I skipped one, ended up on a different team, and can report that different teams have different personalities. Eek! However, this is a fun challenge if anyone is interested. (an no, I have no idea how to make the link html. Sorry. Cut and paste!) <BR> Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Summer 5% Challenge starting in July 27th! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participa... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:15:17 EST Change to Fitness/ utrition tracker I don't know if everyone saw the blog today about this:<BR>ost=new_feature_calorie_ranges_based_o<BR>n_fitness_tracking <BR> <BR> It is a one way thing - if you switch, you are stuck with it as she said! I know there are people who have really wanted this. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:37:02 EST Green Enchilada Sauce Recipes Hi Friends, Does anyone have a green enchilada sauce recipe that is similar to the Hatch brand sauce? We love the stuff but if I can make something close to it myself and save $ I'm willing to try it. <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> If you don't want to post your recipe publicly please send it through my spark page. <BR> <BR> Thanks a TON in advance!! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 02:15:08 EST December 13 Hello! I'm here because I'm on a mission to lose weight before I graduate college. You know how everyone says you gain your freshman 15. Well I gain my freshman 15, sophomore 20, and junior 30 lol. Well I'm ready to get all that college weight off of me before I start the next chapter of my life. So I'm always looking for different food to try. I would love the encouragement for people dealing with the same problem. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Kiara Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:31:13 EST New To the Program Hi everyone! What a gorgeous day in NM!!! I am new to the program and was wondering who else might have hypothyroid, and if there are any specific eating dos and don'ts, as well as exercise routines? I live in the mountains and have found a mild, beautiful walking trail (not hiking, as there are no inclines for 2 miles) but for now, while I build up fitness, it's great! Mon, 27 May 2013 10:58:21 EST hello South NM Good Morning. I noticed that no-one has checked in since some time in March..Is everyone gone? I live in Hobbs.. Have live around this area all my life.. I was just wondering if there was anyone here that does SP too. Tue, 7 May 2013 10:24:43 EST ABQ 5k 4 Boston--support Boston's First Responders <BR> <BR> It’s the ABQ5k4Boston on Sunday, April 28, 2013. <BR> &#8203; <BR> Participants will meet at Noon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center located at 1701 4th St SW. <BR> &#65279; <BR> Race begins at 1 pm. <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:46:26 EST LIving and loving southern NM!! I'm new to spark people but wanted my fellow New Mexicans to know that there is someone here in the southern part of the state for support. I may not be able to run with the pack on runs or do a lot of walking due to health issue but I do get out in my yard everyday even its for a short period of time. If you are looking for support or just someone to talk to let me know. I am at home and on the computer off and on everyday. Hope to hear from you soon. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:30:00 EST Sandia Peak trails Hey there fellow NM Spark People! My husband and I have been looking into trails in and around Albuquerque. The Sandia tram trail sounds very interesting. Have any of you hiked it before? Where do you park when you hike it? We were going to hike from the top down but didn't know how far away we would have been from our car when we reached the bottom or where the trail was to lead back to the tram parking lot. <BR> I would love any info you could give us on this hike or any other hikes ... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:38:35 EST Hello Southern New Mexico I am new to the team. I hope to find some new friends. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:44:32 EST Looking for a horse transporter I'm about to have to ship somewhere between 5 and 8 horses from Alabama to Carlsbad. Does anybody know a good horse transporter? Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:04:47 EST Newcomer Hello, my name is F. I just had a partial hysterectomy. It's been four days since my surgery. Prior to my surgery I was working out full force and watch what I eat. Now that I am restricted for few weeks, I wanted to ask if anyone has had this surgery and still able to lose weight. I feel good and hope to walk at least 20 minutes a day. Any suggestions on exercises/food to help me? Thank you. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:44:27 EST JKEELING Hi <BR> my name is jessi, I just want to say hello to everyone out there and that im excited i found this website. This might be just what i need to lose the weight. i so desperatly want to lose. So here's hoping thanks for listening. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:37:51 EST A senior who tries to stay young i will do this later when computer is fixed a nd working or i get a new one later.God bless you. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:09:11 EST looking to stay committed hi i am looking to lose weight desperately. I am 30 yrs old and a mother of four. I am always trying to get myself motivated to lose weight but i end up failing every time. I am a smoker that is in the process of cutting the habit. I want to be healthy but I really need step by step guidance on 'how to' so i am really excited about this site. I hope it is as effective as it looks! Fri, 23 Nov 2012 00:47:41 EST Hi I'm new... never tryed to work out or get in shape i'm 25 and this is all very new to me... i recently moved to a new state (new Mexico) and i'm trying to be healthier as well as keep myself occupied. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:39:57 EST Hi, I am new to Spark People I am 45yo and have watched the numbers on the scale continually go up for the last few years. I suffer from autoimmune diseases and have chronic pain. I have used this as my excuse to the point that now my wgt is effecting my diseases and causing increase pain. I cant wait any longer. With the help of Christ, I am motivated to do something NOW! Sun, 4 Nov 2012 21:18:43 EST Anyone from Carlsbad? I'm looking for people in this area who like to stay in shape. I've had family members who have tagged along off and on the last couple of years; more off than on lol. It would be nice to find other committed people to work out with. <BR> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:38:57 EST Peddle Bike riders are there any in bike riders in the NE Albuquerque area? I just recently started riding again, but its such a bummer to go alone. I do both the Tramway ride and the Sandia side mountain ride. Some times my cousin rides, but that might only be once a week. More often then not I have a hard time to get motivated to ride or to do anything for that matter. <BR> <BR> Any way just thought I would check <BR> <BR> Steve. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:07:22 EST 5% Challenge I've told a couple of folks I'd let you know when the next 5% challenge would start. It is starting. I can send you an invite if you are interested. Let me know. Basically, it is an eight week challenge. Each week several teams compete to 'fly' to a location first using exercise minutes (up to 120/day/person) to count as miles. Then we also do one healthy thing (past challenges include weigh you food or measure it, use a smaller plate, etc) each week. That changes. We chat, we try our best, a... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:27:48 EST Hello My name is Cheri Montoya and joined Spark People last week after reading an article about it on Yahoo. I'm a teacher--I'm married, and my husband and I live with lots of animals in New Mexico. I would like to lose about 50 pounds, exercise regularly, eat better and just become healthier overall. I joined Spark People in the hopes of getting encouragement to meet my health goals. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 21:04:00 EST Completely cleaned out the fridge.... I hope I can really do this... I need to better myself. No more salty foods! I am not big on sugar but salt gets me. He's not happy about the change. But in the end when I'm looking great I don't think he will be complaining. I really hope I don't give up. I have that problem, if I don't see it getting better, I stop and walk away. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:53:54 EST Anyone in Alamogordo?! I need someone to work out with and help with motivation. I am able to help others but for some reason can't seem to gather the strength to help myself. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:22:12 EST Time to better myself! Time to get healthy and better myself. I am 22 and have never been on a good healthy diet. I live with a man who is addicted to sweets and soda!! I want to better myself and help my family at the same time. I am new to this site and I really hope it helps me learn how to eat right. I want to look in the mirror and smile. There was a time when I wore brights colors and smiled when I walked into a room. Now I wear dark baggy clothes and sweats to the store. How depressing! Time to brighten my w... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:50:48 EST On a new path! Hey all. I'm a 27 year old single mother of two girls. I live in central new mexico and am looking for a motivational buddy to work with. I don't have anyone around me that is trying to get healthy so having a buddy to talk to would be purrrrfect! Thu, 6 Sep 2012 19:03:28 EST Newbie from Northern New Mexico Hello- This is my first time with Spark People. I'm praying and hoping to lose weight to make one of my dreams come be a mom. The doctor told me that in order to have a kid that I have to lose weight so I can have a healthy pregnancy. So here I am with my finger crossed and ready to get going on my weight loss! I'm happy to be here and willing to make new friends! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:16:14 EST I'm new in Clovis and new to Sparkpeople Hello everyone. I am glad to have heard about this site. I need the support and encouragement to lose the extra weight and get my health back to being manageable. <BR> <BR> I have some health challenges that make exercise very difficult. Not exercising of course makes losing weight extremely difficult. So, I'm committing to working past the pain, pushing myself toward healthier habits. <BR> <BR> I welcome all advice, suggestions and networking. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 15:10:45 EST Hello from New Mexico I have joined SparkPeople because I have heard amazing stories. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 19:19:41 EST hanging out in bloomfield hi i'm sUz! <BR> moved here in april from north carolina! <BR> just got started with spark again a month ago. <BR> and i can't wait for people to stop asking me <BR> when i'm due!!! :):):) Sat, 21 Jul 2012 00:28:15 EST Are you blue or need help???? Post here! If you are having an issue you would like to vent or need support share it here. <BR> <BR> I will start by saying I a very ashamed and frustrated with my self.I have back issues and because of pain hardly ever work out. If anyone has any tips on how to work out with lower back problems PLEASE let me know :) Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:58:27 EST Why do you feel Blessed today? I was out in my garden before and I was looking around .I have so many wonderful veggies coming up :) What made you smile today? Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:55:48 EST Team Leaders If anyone would be interested in becoming a team leader please let me know. Our poor team is so quiet.I am busy with outdoor chores and never seem to add anything fun our interesting for us to chat about. <BR> Even if you don't want to be a leader ,Start new threads or whatever to get us going again <BR> Thanks Arlene Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:53:57 EST Returning to Spark Looking for health lifestyle events to do with my fellow ABQ Spark members. I am in my late 40's and need to lose about 60 lbs. I love to go to the zoo, the aquarium, and nature walk. I also love camping and fishing. I just joined the 5K Walk Training Group. Would love a training buddy. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 10:39:10 EST Just getting started Hi, I've been reading "THE SPARK" and it has really motivated me to take control! I'm 44 yrs old and I would like to lose 50lbs. After reading the book and starting on my journey, I've realized I want more than just to lose 50 lbs. I want to change my lifestyle, become more confident and open to meeting new people and doing new things. I'm a manager at a company and have to say, I don't feel very comfortable in my role. I lack the confidence in myself to feel like I truly belong in that ... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 21:54:02 EST Karol :) Hey Everybody... Name is Karol. Here's the gist... My highest weight has been right around 190. At the beginning of May I had what I called 'my break through with food.' I decided that I was either gonna' finally get in shape or not!!! At which I weighed myself the next morning weighing in at 180. I've always worked out so that wasn't an issue for me. So I decided to start counting caloires; eating no more the 1700 a day. I gave myself six months to take off thirty pounds; five pou... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 03:13:08 EST Hobbs Hello I just joined SP this week, and looking to see if there is anyone in Hobbs doing this too..Would love to chat and maybe get together.. <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 31 May 2012 11:03:01 EST The New Guy Hi all. Just signed up. How long does it take to learn how to use this program? Mon, 28 May 2012 13:07:58 EST Anyone in Los Alamos/Santa Fe? I'm in Los Alamos but work some days in Santa Fe. I'd be interested in walking/jogging/biking with someone. Mon, 21 May 2012 21:29:01 EST Inviting you to consider races in June in Taos My husband and I organize the Taos Marathon, with 5 races to choose from, from 5K walk; 5K run; 13.1 mile half marathon & 26.2 full marathon. June 10, 2012 marks the 27th running of the event and I'd like to invite New Mexico Sparkers to look us up and spread the word. Our web site is Happy running and fitness blessings to all. Fri, 11 May 2012 12:49:03 EST new beginning Hi I want to be healthier look and feel better. Cancer survivor, a chance to have a new life. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:58:26 EST Anyone from Las Cruces Hi i am new to this and was wondering if anyone was in the Las Cruces area! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:43:58 EST Navigationally challenged! Hi from LBecker7! I am having great difficulty navigating the pages of SparkPeople. I tried the Nutrition Track and do not eat most of the foods listed but have a hard time listing what I do eat. I really dislike that a new page pops up every time I want to change something! What happened to "User friendly?" I am not computer illiterate... I have an Associate Degree in Graphic Communications; I also have AADD and wonder if I am just overwhelmed by all the sections per page. Obviously, I don't... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 01:32:08 EST Just starting out Hello my name is Juanita, I am 49 years old and I am looking to make lifestyle changes so that I can lose weight and be healthier so I can keep up with my Grandsons. One of the good things about my grandsons is they do motivate me to get moving. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:43:08 EST Introduction Hey all, <BR> <BR> My name is Hillary. I'm a 27 yr old mother with two kids ages 6 and going to be 5 in May. I am trying this yet again but never got into it last time. Trying to start my journey but am kinda stuck. I like food way too much and have an issue with eating until I am stuffed. I figure it's a hurtle I will have to fight myself but thought I would say hi to everyone. Hope you all have a good day. <BR> <BR> Hillary. Fri, 6 Apr 2012 12:41:29 EST Hello NM My name is Mary Ann and I am new to this. Excited but I do find myself lacking motivation. Hoping to feed off of everyone's positive energy and get myself going. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 09:53:31 EST Looking for Support in Las Cruces Hello! My name is Alishia and I am in LC. I am new to Spark and so far very impressed! I am wondering if there might be people in LC who would be interested in starting a Support Group and/or an exercise/walking group? <BR> <BR> Thanks! :-) Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:51:53 EST hello everyone! Hello there. My name is Tim and I am a 31 yr old desperately trying to lose weight. My goal is to shed 140 lbs. I am hoping to get the motivation I need and some tips from this site. I am also looking for help to quit smoking. I'm a daddy and want to be able to be healthy and play with my son as he grows. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 22:59:37 EST New member and need to change Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am very new to Spark and am still trying to figure this all out...but I want to introduce myself. <BR> I am a 43 yr old widowed mother of 5 and I not only need to lose weight and get healthy but I Want to. But, I am an emotional eater and with all the stress of being a widow, single parent (even though it has been several years since the death of my husband) and working full-time, well it gets the better of me. <BR> I have also been full of excuses on why I can't... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:57:19 EST WARRIOR DASH 2012!!! Alrighty everyone - its official, I'm running the Warrior Dash on May 5th!!! I'm super excited, but super nervous at the same time!!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> SOOOO - I wanna know....WHO ELSE IS RUNNING IT???? I'd love to meet up with all you amazing Sparkers if you're there!!! Let me know!!!! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:09:17 EST Goal to lose 87! I am excited about this next phase of my life. I have been off and on diets all my life. I always thought that I was destined to be overweight, but I know that is just a lie that I have believed for way too long. I read about people like me all over this website and it's so exciting to think of and imagine getting those same results. My goal is to finally be able to wear the cute clothes I have always wanted to wear, but most of all, to have energy and vitality every day. I don't just want t... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:45:00 EST Hi I'm here to support and be supported. Hello, I had gastric bypass in Apr 2011 it is a great tool not a cheat. I have gotten rid of 104 lbs do far. I attempt to walk one hour everyday on my treadmill. I watch my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter while my daughter and son-in-law work. She is my joy and my weight loss has helped me keep up with her. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:28:21 EST new to site! Hello all, <BR> I am a post gastric bypass patient (10-2010) who did not get the results that I anticipated. Has anyone out there experienced the same with gastric bypass? I could use any advise you have! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:58:44 EST Roswell, Anyone in Roswell area? Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:35:38 EST Finally ready to make a change! Hi fellow SparkPeople! My name is Stacy, I'm 27 and am so excited to join this site for support in finally getting healthy and physically fit! I've never paid much attention to either, but a recent nutrition class opened my eyes to how much I need and want to make these changes! It won't be an easy journey I'm sure, but my goal is to reach out for the support here to keep me going! Wed, 25 Jan 2012 04:04:12 EST New member looking for a support group of friends Hi everyone! I'm Robin and I just joined SparkPeople today. My goal is to lose about 35 to 40 pounds and to stay healthy. I'm currently 170 and im only 5'6". I'm 20 years old. Excited to get motivated and healthy. :) Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:48:28 EST CLovis (new member) New to this site. any members from the clovis area? Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:43:25 EST Join Team in Training Run or Cycle Team Team in Training is sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. TNT trains individuals to run, run-walk, walk, cycle, hike, and triathalon. TNT participants will fund raise funds for blood cancer research. Take advantage of this life changing experience while changing your life and the life of someone with Cancer. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 21:45:16 EST Las Cruces! Hello everyone :) Hi I joined SparkPeople tonight and I love it, and I just wanted to say hi to everyone! Sat, 7 Jan 2012 01:03:58 EST Hi I just joined today. I have quite a bit of weight to lose but I'm ready to get started. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 16:20:39 EST Carlsbad Any one else here from Carlsbad? Wed, 4 Jan 2012 23:32:28 EST Hi! I'm Julz Hello, I'm Julz from Rio Rancho, NM. I've worked with REEKU731 in the past to get healthy (she is one of my best friends!) Ended up taking a 6 month break, due to unforeseen circumstances, but the hubby and I are ready to get going this year! So far, we've been on track for 2012. Just taking it a day at a time! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:49:24 EST Kenya Hello all! My name is Kenya and I'm 35 years old. I'm currently 177 pounds and my goal is to lose 30 pounds by March 2011. I just had a baby and I wanted to get leaner and healthier then I was prepregnancy. I'm really excited about losing weight during the holiday season while most people are gaining. I know that if I look better and lose weight then I'll feel better and be more confident. I'm looking forward to going on this life changing endeavor with all of you. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:52:44 EST Starting over and dedicated Hi, my name is Rachel. I'm 26 I've been struggling with my weight since I was 22. I'm 100 lbs overweight (5'8" and 267 lbs) and because of that, I am unable to get pregnant. I was hit with the news that my little sister (24) is pregnant and something inside of me snapped. Both my brother and sister will have children, and I won't be able to even begin until after a year when my husband completes Chemo (Dec). I've made it a goal to lose the extra 100 pounds in one years time and be able to ge... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:05:40 EST Trying this again Hi, my name is Nancy I was exited to see that there is a team from New Mexico. I've lived in NM all my life and love it here. I'm hoping that getting more involved in the Spark's people will help me stay motivated to reach my goals. Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:39:53 EST Starting over at 30 Hi all, <BR> I have just joined SP in hope to have an outlet and source for motivation. I turned 30 this year, following a complete hysterectomy last year in an attempt to end my life long battle with endometriosis. Since my early 20s I have ballooned and while I'd like to blame the medications and numerous surgeries I have had - I am finally healthy and am taking ownership for my current situation. I am twice divorced with one son who lives with his mother across the country (he's technical... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 18:26:47 EST Hey I'm Katie :) I'm just trying to get to about 180...I think that will be fine for me :) Fri, 30 Sep 2011 21:04:25 EST Hello :) Hello all, my name is Deanna, I go by De. I'm just coming back to spark people after a few years away. I've just moved into the Las Cruces area from El Paso and for anyone interested I would love to find a workout partner. <BR> <BR> ~De Thu, 22 Sep 2011 23:08:33 EST I'm going for it ! I have a new outlook on things now. Going to apply the "doin" and "logic" and make it happen! Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:38:16 EST Zumba in Alamogor o....... Hi to all! <BR> I live in the Alamogordo area and I'm really interested in getting involved in a Zumba class. Alamogordo has no shortage of classes around town but all of them seem to be held either in the early mornings or evenings......does anyone know of any classes that run during the early afternoons?? Any info on this topic would be GREATLY appreciated! <BR> Thanks. <BR> Stacey Mon, 19 Sep 2011 23:55:16 EST Moved to NM about a year ago... I moved to NM with my husband after we got married. He's military so... yeah. <BR> <BR> Anywho, I LOVE the weather here... it's... it's just AWSOME! Where I come from it is always miserably humid so I love the dry heat here. <BR> <BR> But I'm not here to gush about NM weather, so here's my introduction: <BR> My name is RJ and I've got 130lbs to lose! I'm a SAHW who draws comics and who's convinced her husband that agreeing to adopt a pet provided I lose the weight is the perfect motivator! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 04:36:32 EST Hello Hello my name is Jennifer. I am back at Sparkpeople, <BR> and I am verry happy in doing so. I may have nots of <BR> questions, if that is all right with everyone. <BR> Jen Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:22:39 EST Hola Hi Spark NM..Im new, and excited to start this new journey , im tired of not feeling good about myself, and im ready to be healty and happy again, any encouragement and tips you all have are very much welcome. <em>344</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:46:15 EST Please welcome our new co leaders REEKU731 And DESERTDREAMERS.I a m so happy to have them here helping. If any one else has and Ideas please let us know,Also if Any one needs help or support just ask. <em>224</em> <em>345</em> <em>235</em> <em>236</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>205</em> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:59:32 EST A Hello From Your Co-Leader!! Hello everyone! I received an invitation to help in leading this team and I am super excited to be able to help spread the Spark in NM!!! You'll be getting emails & encouragement from me - but for now, here's a little bit about me! <BR> <BR> I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself just so you can get to know me! I've lived in NM for most of my life and this state will always be home for me! I am currently a dual certified personal trainer, fitness nutritionist and licensed Zumba & Zum... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:32:29 EST New here I just joined. I gained quite a bit of weight when I injured my lower back. I try to exercise to strengthen it then end up hurting myself. Then I get discouraged and stop. I am tired of being in constant pain. I want to lose the weight and strengthen my core. That is my goal. According to my doctor, this should help with the pain problem. Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:43:47 EST A question about Slim Fast... Hi all! <BR> I've tried the Slim Fast diet several times and have had pretty good results as far as weight loss goes but after about 3 weeks of drinking one shake a day I always start to feel "funny" and I end up having to quit. Does anyone else experience negative side effects from the Slim Fast shake diet? Or can anyone share some info on possible reasons why the shakes would be making me feel bad? I'd appreciate ANY advice on this! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 5 Aug 2011 12:49:15 EST New here, looking for friends! Hi, my name is Stacey and I live in Alamogordo. I just started with Sparkpeople and I'm really excited about getting healthier and losing weight! If you're looking for a Spark buddy, I'm MORE than willing!....or if you just want to add an extra friend to your list I'm up fo that too!! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:25:24 EST Monica The Dutchess Lucero Hi my name is Monica friends call me Dutchess. Anyway I have 3 sons and I am married to a great man. i just want to lose this weight for me so i can look good and be healty again. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:26:36 EST wheres all of NM- SP I am suprized that so few of us from New Mexico post anything,whats happening ? is no one here... well I hope we can get a few more going and to participate in our state..Hope everyone is doing good..let me know if ANYONE is out there <em>39</em> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:29:17 EST I am a new member I am looking to get control of my weight and have a healthy life style. I have 85 lbs to lose. I am starting to work out at a gym and along with spark people- I feel I will meet my goals. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 05:05:25 EST Hello! Hi! This is my first time on this site. I am hoping to meet some motivational people that can help me reach my weight loss and new healthy lifestyle goals! <em>30</em> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:15:10 EST Hello! Hello my lovely SP amigos. <BR> This is my second time registering on this site. The first time I guess I just wasn't ready to make a change in my life. Today is the day though, the day that I say enough is enough and do something about it. Just browsing the forums I see that everyone here is very supportive and I think that is fabulous!! I am excited to see what SP has to offer and excited to melt away these pounds. <BR> Have a fabulous day lovelys!! Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:25:29 EST Hello My name is Yolanda and this is my first day here. I hope to succeed with this program as my life depends on it. I know I cant do this alone and am in need of support. Im 34 yrs old enjoy the outdoors and having fun. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:33:00 EST I'm worth it! Hi. My name is Cindy. I am relatively new to Spark. Joined a couple of weeks ago and have already lost 9 pounds. It pays to write everything down. I have been struggling for quite some time. I have done the yo-yo dieting since I was a teenager. Since I turned 40, it has been so much harder to lose. I am going to take it slow this time and not worry about how fast I can get it off. I figure as long as I'm going in the right direction (smaller and weighing less) that I am ok. Obviousl... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:56:01 EST Rio Rancho Hi folks, <BR> <BR> I just moved back to NM after living in an absolutely abymsmal place in the Southern California desert. While I was there, I packed on this great luggage, also known as fat. <BR> I'm geared up to go back to the gym, but I need just a bit of support, as I don't know many people in Rio Rancho right now and am currently unemployed. <BR> <BR> I would love to hear from folks. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Jen Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:41:05 EST anyone in Hobbs Hello My name is Sylvia and I live in Hobbs,any sparklers from here? be care ful out side today again another super hot one supposed to be104*... I started here about 3 wks ago and this is a great place to get support..everyone is awesome..Have a great day Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:16:07 EST I am back and ready for action! Hello ladies I hope you all are well and I can see that there are more team members now!! LOVE IT! I just had my third little baby May 19th :) He was due June 10th, but decided to come early. He was a breech baby, and I required my first csection. It was hard for me to accept that I needed to have a csection, but I had no choice when he decided to come 3 weeks early! He is approaching 3 weeks on Thursday, and I have started back with Sparkpeople! I of course am not actively working out, but ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 16:20:03 EST Hi there! Hi there, I'm Danielle. I am new to spark people and I've heard great things about this site. So if anyone is willing to befriend me, please do so :) Fri, 3 Jun 2011 23:47:28 EST New To Sparks! Good morning! <BR> <BR> I just joined Sparks People and hoping this is going to be it. I am reading the book and decided to join this morning. Let's see if this makes a difference. :) Fri, 3 Jun 2011 11:18:18 EST I'm new I can't tput this off any longer. I realize I need support to reach my weight loss and health goals. I am looking forward to interacting with the message boards. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:10:00 EST New to Santa Fe and need help! My name is Pamela and I have been living in Santa Fe, NM since the beginning of March 2011. I'm terribly depressed as I keep gaining weight and I'm all the way back up to 220! I just started a job at Whole Foods on Cerillos, which probably sounds like health food nirvana, and it is.... but I can't afford to eat that way right now. I also need to EXERCISE! I would love to find some Santa Fe buddies to exercise with and also to have some eating accountability. 2 years ago I was down to 160 and... Tue, 24 May 2011 00:00:56 EST I am Miranda I am Miranda. I'm 21 and I have 2 kids. A 2 year old daughter, Zoey and a almost 7 month old son, Conner. The reason I joined this site is to get motivated to lose weight. I weighed 115 when I got pregnant with Zoey. I weighed 137 when she was born and I weighed 128 when I got pregnant with Conner...when he was born I was 162. Well I am having a hard time losing the rest of the weight from having him. I have lost 10 and kept that off but I want to be back to the 120s. Hopefully this site will... Mon, 9 May 2011 20:08:38 EST I was hired to write about local running issues Hello fellow New Mexicans! I was hired a few weeks ago by to be the Albuquerque Running Examiner. My first article was finally published this week after review by the editors. I am interested in topics you would like to see me cover in my articles. You can click "subscribe" on the articles and you will get notified when I publish a new article. I get paid based on how many page visits I get. Here is a list of my articles so far. <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 May 2011 11:19:43 EST Hi everyone! Hi there! My name is Laura, I am 33 years and married to my DH for a year and a half. We are moving from Boise, ID to Las Cruces in August to go to NMSU. The last time I was in New Mexico was when I was 6 years old so clearly it's been a while. I can't wait to share healthy tips and learn more about all the new & exciting adventures that await us in New Mexico! <BR> <BR> Blessings! <BR> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 04:19:34 EST How do you deal with food cravings? I could have posted this inquiry on any other team message board, but you folks know a bit more about how tempting New Mexican cuisine can be. <BR> <BR> I usually don't have a hard time with food cravings - I like "healthy" food and know what items to pick that are good for me. But for some reason lately, I am just ravenous for the bad stuff: enchiladas, sopaipillas, bad Chinese food, sweets, you name it. <BR> <BR> I know the normal answer is "Just have a few bites" or to allot a certain ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:06:18 EST Head to toe Beauty My name is Raquel Harrison and i live in Albuqureque, New Mexico. I moved here from Alamosa, Colorado. Im getting use to living in the heat. I join this site because I feel that getting support from other people is much better and than your own family. Im in my 30's and i have three childrens ranging from 15 to 3. My goal is living healthly and lose weight. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:42:25 EST thyroid HELP- HELP hi i'm sunshinegreen i'm new to this site and i'm hoping to make lot's of friend <BR> i have thyroid problems and i don't know what to do i can't lose any weight <BR> i walk every day 4 miles nothing comes off i eat very healthy s if any one can help me i'm all EARS. <BR> thankyou hope to hear from some one. SG Fri, 8 Apr 2011 20:23:50 EST Run for the zoo May 1st? Just curious if anyone else is doing the Run for the Zoo? <BR><BR>oo <BR> <BR> --Anita Wed, 6 Apr 2011 21:54:13 EST Hello everyone! This site seems pretty cool. I am still trying to get the hang of the food entries... haven't gotten to portions right yet, and I need to manually enter in some things that I eat/drink instead of picking subs off the drop down list. <BR> <BR> I have been walking (fast pace) M, W, F for an hour with a friend in the AMs. I was thinking about trying the HCG diet, I know people will say that it is gimicky, but my cousin is doing it and she is already lost 17 lbs. <BR> <BR> I used to be able t... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 11:23:00 EST becoming healthy name is angela vaughn and im 25 yrs old. I currently live in NM with my wonderful husband and daughter. My husband is in the USAF. I found this website looking for ways to lose weight and i was happy i found it. I m at a point in my life where i need to change my ways. i want too lose weight but mostly i want to get healthy. I would love to play with my daughter and not get tired. I also became a sparks member to meet new people. Im one to stay in my bubble, but i am trying to get out of it.... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:54:25 EST rio rancho buddy? I would love to find a fitness pal in rio rancho. If ur interested plz let me know!!:) Thu, 17 Mar 2011 20:03:19 EST hello everyone..... So, im new to so far i like it :) My name is Christie....I am 28 years young....i am a mother to 2 amazing short people, and they are my world. I just moved back to Carlsbad after being away for a while. I recently separated from my husband and i am trying to find myself again. I got lost somewhere and i want me back. <BR> <BR> i am working on getting motivated and losing 50lbs. I just want to feel good about myself again!! <BR> <BR> i love meeting new people and b... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 23:47:31 EST New New Mexican! Hi, fellow New Mexicans! I'm new to the message boards/teams, but not new to SparkPeople. I've been on Spark for a couple of months and was doing really well tracking my food, but recently I've been having trouble staying on track with both fitness and nutrition. Since I've started, I've only lost 2 pounds, but I'm going to keep trying! <BR> <BR> I've always had a hard time losing weight, even when I was doing everything right, so it is difficult for me to stay motivated if I don't see physi... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 11:21:06 EST Introduction Hi all. Excited to get started. Actually started a week and a half ago. My daughter Rachel had great success using Spark so I wanted to try it. I've had a rough couple of years with health issues and gained 40 pounds in the last 4 years. I've lost and gained for many years. Always have struggled with my weight all my life. I was a gymnast and was expected to watch my weight. The lowest I could get was 152 pounds and was binging and purging. You wouldn't know I weighed that much from my pictur... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 18:57:16 EST Introduction Hi, I'm dropping in from Texas to tell you about great opportunites for exercise in your great state of New Mexico. Just wish I lived there so I could walk with such great scenery. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g-off-the-beaten-path </link> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 10:25:07 EST Anyone in Portales/Clovis I am fairly new to this and would love an accountability partner in Clovis/Portales. Anyone nearby? Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:03:39 EST New & could use buddies Hi, <BR> I'm a returning member. I'm back on the site and a bit more motivated this time. I'm Margaret and I'm 39 and from Los Alamos. I have about 68 more pounds to lose. Would love a buddy in New Mexico!. <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 22:49:58 EST Bad News For NM.... This article came out today and we are in the Top 10 states for the "Deadliest" and "Worst" eating habits in the country!!! Let's all use this information and all of our great energy from Spark and help Pay it Forward and help turn this around! This is definitely NOT a Top 10 list we want to be on! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e/112083/10-states-with-the-deadliest-<BR>eating-habits </link> <BR> <BR> 10. New Mexico <BR> <BR> Grocery Stores Per 1,000 Residents:... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:58:49 EST Tired of being tired I will be 71 next week. Four years ago I had a heart attack and I have not lost weight or exercised (except for cardiac rehab) since then. Another person is in front of me and I am exhausted carrying that person around. I do have a part-time job as a library director for a village in northern New Mexico. My brain is stimulated but my body is not. On my way to work this morning I realized that although I watched what and how much I ate in the past 24 hours, I did not exercise! Does anyon... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:33:44 EST Hello!! Hi everyone! I'm Jen! I am 26 and have lived here in Abq for 5 years. I am looking forward to joining spark and these teams and hopefully finding the motivation or even a workout buddy to get my butt back into a regular workout routine!! Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:58:00 EST A new start.............. Hi! My name is Kim, and I am new to SparkPeople, but not to weightloss. Read my profile for info on me and my weightloss history, if you are interested. I could really use some help with motivation, so feel free add me as a friend, I will try to encourage where I can also.There are many times I could use a kick in the butt too! I am usually bad on joining in on message boards, and I'm hoping by becoming a part of this community, I can get the support and motivation I need, and maybe help ... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:14:31 EST Gas Whoever out there does not have heat because of the rolling gas outage, please know that I am praying for higher temperatures every day. Be safe everyone!!! Thu, 3 Feb 2011 23:46:06 EST mgblack I'm have recently joined and I am having a hard time staying on track. But I will make it. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:19:08 EST heyy! i want new friends who understand and help motivate me. simple as that, i'm nice and joining the military in 6 months. i want to be fully conditioned by then... add me :) i dont bite Tue, 18 Jan 2011 02:13:52 EST will get skinny for ME will give myself excuses <BR> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:47:42 EST foxylady_12 hi all i need to lose some pounds i need to go from 340 down to 140. when i stop smoking 6 years ago that is when i gain i have a few medical problems that keep me from walking any distances, my biggest down fall is sweets, & chocolate, chocolate is the worst one, i have ocd, high blood pressure, problems with my breathing, i do not cook any more it is cheaper for me to buy the frozen dinners, but there is to much salt in them, i suffer from depression, anxiety, disability, with out the sle... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 01:42:13 EST New from LA Hello everyone! I live in Los Alamos, New Mexico. I am 26 years old and I have a 3 year old and a 2 year old. I bounced back after my first son, but am still getting are you pregnant questions and my youngest son just turned two a couple days ago. I am a single mom so I don't have much time for myself and majority of my exercise options are out of my home. I am weighing about 14 pounds more than I would like. I am excited to join the spark team, and hopefully get myself going in the right dir... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:45:58 EST Im new here Hey everyone, Im here to lose the baby weight so that I can look great for my wedding, along with feel comfortable in a bikini again. Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:12:26 EST Hi :) Just joined Spark People. Looking for something to get me and keep me motivated to reach my goal. Tue, 7 Dec 2010 16:47:01 EST Hello All, I am excited about this FREE site to help me get on track to lose some weight that i DON"T need money to do. Lots of great stuff on here its gonna take me awhile just to figure it all out. well, i'm in it for the long hall now and want to do it the right way and not be deprived of the foods i love just to learn how and when (and how much of them) i can eat them. Got about a hundred pounds i'd like to lose so here goes! Sun, 5 Dec 2010 09:14:35 EST Just Me! Anna Lea I am joining this to find out if any one has suggestions on how to deal with Plantar Fasciitis and getting active with this??? Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:06:25 EST Almost a New Year I have allowed myself to gain about 20 lbs every decade for the last several decades. (No one has ever 'MADE" me eat a meal) With the appraching New Year coming I am working on creating my best year ever! And my weight/health goals are right up there at the top of the list. So a warm thank you for the welcomes I have received so far to Sparkpeople. I look forward to acheiving my goals inside of this community of like minded people. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:53:53 EST Good Morning! I'm new.... A friend of mine told me about this site and I'm really enjoying it. My nutritionist wanted me to keep a food log, but I kept leaving it at work, forgetting it at home, etc. Now I've got it on my Droid phone and I can access it anywhere! It does the reports for me! It's so easy! <BR> <BR> I'm a mom, a full-time auditor, and I try to run a side business selling Scentsy. Lately, things have been a little hectic, but I made sure to re-arrange my priorities and I've been able t... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:21:00 EST East Mountains Anyone??? Hello, my name is Michelle and I live in the East Mountains. <BR> <BR> Hope to meet some new team members soon.. Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:22:47 EST Hello, word. Just trying this out. My name is Jezzri and I used to be really healthy but a major car accident has made it hard for me to do the activities I enjoy. I am hoping that by using the sparkpeople website I can see my progress and stay motivated and also get good tips and encouragement. I guess that is it for me. Sun, 7 Nov 2010 18:07:25 EST Third times a charm Hey all. I'm Hillary. 26 year old single mom that is trying to get her life in order. I am trying to be more proactive. Third times a charm is what I hear. Hopefully I will get off my lazy bum (which got me here in the first place) and try and make it a bit smaller! lol. Anyway, talk to you guys later! Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:31:33 EST Hello! Hi, I'm Tabitha. I am 23 and from a little town in southeast New Mexico. I'm married, have a two year old little boy, I'm going to nursing school and I work as an LPN a few shifts a month. Just thought I would say hi! Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:24:58 EST Hi Everyone! Just wanted to give a quick introduction. My name is Rebecca and I've been doing SP for 8 months now and I've lost 33 pounds so far. I'm at a point now, where I think I need to add some challenges to my routine and just kind of switch things up a bit. Keep it fresh, ya know? So here I am <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I've been in NM (ABQ) for a little over 2 years now and my husband and I love it here. There are so many places to go to run and enjoy the outdoors. I have two children, Samuel... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 09:42:50 EST Hi Everybody! I just joined and am looking forward to finally losing the weight I put on in the last few years. I was always fairly trim and athletic until I got to my "middle years." (Need to shed about 40-50 lbs.) Anyway, it is very exciting to join the message boards and hear from others and their progress. We can do this!! Best wishes to all.... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 13:59:07 EST losing weight Hi everyone my name is Santana and I wanna be committed to this program and complete all my goals I set Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:14:13 EST Hello...I am New...soon to be improved! I am almost 47, Mother and grandmother, Now empty nester. I have probably lost over 500lbs in my 47 years. I know how to lose the weight, I want to learn how to keep it off. I am (was) a very outgoing person, now I hate to leave the house. I have never joined a group before. Thanks for being there. Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:08:20 EST Where to run in New Mexico? I am in New Mexico for a couple of weeks and I have a long run this weekend. I am staying in the Las Cruces area. Any suggestions on a place for a safe run? Thanks!!! Sat, 18 Sep 2010 00:28:09 EST Chips and Salsa Half Marathon Is anyone doing the Chips and Salsa Half Marathon in ABQ this Sunday? Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:39:15 EST Howdy! My name is Thomi, nothing to forward about that. At this point I am dealing with 70+ pounds to lose and find it discouraging. I had surgery in February for a condition called 'achalasia' that basically rewired my insides so that I could eat without regurgitating stuff up (gross, I know.). As a result, I put on twenty five pounds because I could eat again! LOL. My grandmother died in March from congestive heart failure, but there were other things she dealt with: diabetes, rhumatoid (spelling?... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:02:46 EST Hi, Hoping to regain a size 3/5 again in my life. I am a Professional Cook, and I gained over 40 pounds in Culinary School that I never lost. Also, I gained weight when I exited the military and became sedentary. I hope to become involved in a group of some sort that moves instead of vegetating in front of a TV all day. I have a goal of over 100 pounds that will take me over a year and 3 months to loose on the SparksTeam Program...Wish me Luck! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:08:29 EST Hi, Hoping to regain a size 3/5 again in my life. I am a Professional Cook, and I gained over 40 pounds in Culinary School that I never lost. Also, I gained weight when I exited the military and became sedentary. I hope to become involved in a group of some sort that moves instead of vegetating in front of a TV all day. I have a goal of over 100 pounds that will take me over a year and 3 months to loose on the SparksTeam Program...Wish me Luck! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:08:26 EST Hello! I would like to introduce myself but would first like to mention that I am honored to be part of this Spark team! <BR> I am a single 42 year old Christian woman with two wonderful children, who is ready to start living again as I lose wieght and embrace life again. I have read several messages and quotes which have inspired me thus far. I wish us all well and am looking forward to melting this extra person off as we all travel through a similiar journey! Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:27:41 EST HAVE A GREAT DAY MY NEW MEXICO FRIENDS Hi All,Hows things out west..I am in Fl.I lived in New Mexico,traveled all around your state and loved it..My best road was RT.25 north..Had to travel from El Paso,TX RT.10 to Rt.25 to the VA Hospital...I loved the signs along the roads,took several of them and the rest stops too...Theres so much you can learn just by taking a road trip.. <BR> Have a grest Sunday all. Carolyn Sun, 29 Aug 2010 10:56:03 EST Heard about SP on the Radio this morning! I checked it out and joined! So here I am on my first day.... <em>213</em> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:00:28 EST Patriot Triathlon Anyone doing the Patriot Triathlon in Rio Rancho on Sept. 12, 2010? Sun, 22 Aug 2010 10:56:42 EST Duke City Marathon Is anyone doing the Duke City Marathon on Oct 17 this year? It will be my first time doing this marathon, but its my 5th marathon in general. I was looking at there site and they said no headphones allowed, and I was just wondering if anyone knew if they keep to this rule or if people still use their ipods and mp3 players at this race, also if anyone has done the course, did you like it? <em>41</em> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:54:12 EST HELLO! MY NAME IS CINDY! I'am excited about starting something new! I hope to learn, not only for my own health, but, for my family too! I'am interested in meeting new people! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:11:54 EST Hello All! Just wanted to say I am excited to be a new member of this page, and I can't wait to start losing weight and getting healthy! I have 3 beautiful girls, ages 5, 2, and 6 weeks. I am a SAHM who is teaching myself to cook different recipes and squeeze in as much workoiut time as my infant allows :) Look forward to interacting with all of you! <BR> Mon, 9 Aug 2010 17:43:52 EST New today! Hi there! I hope is having a great day! <em>249</em> Thu, 5 Aug 2010 11:25:55 EST Hi I'm Barb hi-my name is Barb and i'm going to try starting a semi-regular excercise program again. i broke my ankle last September along with tearing cartilage and tendons which the doctor had to reattach. only we didn't know that there was so much damage because it didn't show up on a regular x-ray so i didn't have surgery until April '10. as i am now finding out , yes it does take longer to heal the older you are-thank you to all that have told me! I had lost 35 pounds in 5 months last year and ... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 15:42:03 EST Hi :) My name is Andrea and I need to lose weight...... I have struggled with my weight my entire life, but it has been the toughest the last 5-7 years. I recently survived Thyroid Cancer, and realize its gonna be tougher now, but I dont want to be unhealthy. I want to live a healthy life. :) Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:19:22 EST Pickleball Hi! Anyone ever heard of the game Pickleball? I hear it is similar to tennis. I would love to try it and I heard it was becoming real popular. Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:10:50 EST Starting Okay I am here at my Doctor's advise. I need to loose almost 100 lbs and I need to get my type 2 Diabeties under control. I set up a home page and blog hope it helps hope to hear from others tips and thoughts. <BR> <BR> All I know is this is day 3 and I am sick to my tummy nausa is in full swing. Feeling so hungry that it is actually making me sick. This sucks! Does it end? If so when? How long do I feel like this? What can I do to feel better? I ate breakfast this morning 310 caloroies but... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:34:48 EST Need self discipline Hi. I am 44 and although not obese, I am overweight. I can do well during the day with eating "healthy" but then, especially if I am alone, will eat whatever and how much I feel like snacking on. I had been extremely overweight (diagnosed obese) then I went on a high protein, low carb diet. I lost 40 pounds in 18 months. I kept the weight off for 2 years, then when my boyfriend moved in with me the weight started creeping back on. I seem to have no self discipline with food anymore. Du... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 15:06:11 EST Back in New Mexico Hello everyone. After moving away from Albuquerque in 2007 and moving to North Carolina, we have recently moved back to the area. We are living in Los Lunas. I have been a sparkmember since 2009. Had my ups and downs--like most people, but I have stayed active on the site through-out. Decided I should join the official New Mexico team! Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:31:56 EST Anyone from Deming or nearby? Hello! <BR> <BR> If you live in Deming or nearby, and want to connect, let me know! <BR> <BR> Michelle S. Tue, 20 Jul 2010 19:46:08 EST Gardening I have been on here for a week and a half. I am co-director of a food pantry in New Mexico. We decided that we needed to get into the schools to teach the kids how to garden. That way maybe they would pick vegs over junk and know how to garden. <BR> The first season went pretty well, but the greenhouse work did not pan out. So we switched gears and decided to go with the square foot gardening and it is working out really well. I am not confident enough yet to use a cold frame for the fall. An... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:19:09 EST Hey Hi, my name is Kelley and I'm only in ABQ through Aug. Hoping to find a local motivator. As of now I,m doing well with SP, taking babysteps on my road to fitness. <BR> <em>198</em> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:42:49 EST Stessoutchick Hello everyone I am all ways stressed and thought <BR> I give this a try! Sun, 18 Jul 2010 02:24:26 EST HI HI from Piink Cup Cake in Santa Fe:) Hi everyone!! My name is Piink I'm from Santa Fe... Super happy to have found SP and this team. Hope I can give and get support from the other members of this team... I'm 5' 163 lbs. working on my healthier life style and losing unwanted weight. Luck and strength to all fellow NMexicans. HUGS Sun, 18 Jul 2010 01:10:48 EST Hello from Santa Fe Hi, I'm 64 and moved to Santa Fe 1 1/12 yrs ago. The altitude was a real killer at first but time does help. I need to lose weight and get in shape so I can get out and enjoy this wonderful place. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:30:39 EST Santa Fe/Los Alamos I'm excited by this support group. I think it will help me very much. Are there a number of sparkpeople around 50 in SF/LA? <em>41</em> Sat, 10 Jul 2010 17:02:24 EST Hello Everybody!! Just started this tonite-we'll see how it goes!! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 22:52:20 EST Ozzbor Hi, just joined. Need to lose 10 lbs. I walk 5 to 6 days a week and do arobics 3 times weekly and seem to be at a stand still. Afternoon is my downfall with hunting in the cupboards so need to learn a new process. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 16:36:27 EST aloha hey all! i'm christa! joined up yesterday(well last night)... I'm 24, single mom in the 4 corners area.. i'm queen of excuses (first step of recover is to admit you have a problem right?) on top of wanting to loose weight, I want to get healthy and make better choices. I also want to stop smoking again. I love to run, but I can't (I got a big chest, it hurts to bad)... I'm currently looking for work(shocker in today's economy right?)I'm full of questions, and full of curiosity! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 00:18:07 EST I'm new, but not really. I'm really just re-starting here. Will I actually make it to my goal this time? Let's hope so. Good luck, everybody! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 18:21:38 EST NEED Las Cruces real estate help, PLEASE! Hi all, <BR> <BR> It's Colleen, from Deming. I have some friends from Phoenix who are moving to Las Cruces in the next month. We were wondering if you have any input about neighborhoods, schools, etc. <BR> <BR> His daughter's in high school. He was thinking either Onate or Las Cruces highs. Input/suggestions??? <BR> <BR> Also, as for neighborhoods - are there "good" ones and "bad" ones??? He was thinking about possibly down in Mesilla, or maybe over off the 70 on the North East side of ... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 18:57:11 EST Request for accountability Hi, I was using spark for awhile, then stopped, and today deleted my old account and started this one to start fresh (and so I could make a page with a weight loss goal). I've lost about 40 pounds since 2005. It's been slow but at least I haven't had any relapses. Throughout this journey I've started doing things I never imagined possible: bike trips, races (triathlon, 5k, 10k, half marathon), swimming, vinyasa yoga, and even trying out sports I've never tried before ... or wouldn't becaus... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 18:02:52 EST My entro Hello every one! Ny name is Jen. I would love to learn from <BR> you all. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 01:34:14 EST Hello Everyone My name is Cecily and I started my weight loss journey three weeks ago and have already lost 20 lbs but I still have a long way to go. Tue, 22 Jun 2010 23:28:17 EST Another New Start Hello Everyone, I hav e been a member for quite some time now but honestly havent commited to it till now. So here I am commited to loosing two-three pounds this week as I work towards my first goal of loosing 15 pounds. I am eating a lot of fruits and vegies the appropriate amount of protein and low carbs. Mixing up my workouts between swimming, biking and weights and hoping for the best <BR> <BR> Good Luck To Everyone This Week On Their Personal Journeys! Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:06:16 EST Howdy!! My name is Rebecca and I'm 41!!! I'm going threw a rough time right now with my age and marriage. Along with my wieght!!! Lucky me!!! I just don't know how to stay on top of this diet thing????? I have 3 children one which is in the Army and in Iraq at this time! The other two are teenagers and keep me on the go!!! I am very unhappy with myself have been for along time! It's time for me to get it together and work on me!!! Tue, 22 Jun 2010 11:31:22 EST New here from the mountains of Southen New Mexico Hi, I just wanted to pop in and say Hi. I just joined sparkpeople today. I am still learning my way around. I need all the support that I can get to stay motivated on my path to weight loss. Wed, 9 Jun 2010 18:54:21 EST new teem member I am Jen a great Mom and friend. Wed, 9 Jun 2010 00:26:23 EST My name is Jennifer. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:15:40 EST fatcat how do you keep youself motivated? I weigh 245 and get so frustrated so easily. I have good intentions but never lasts. I have a treadmill and it sits here. I get depressed cuz I hate where I live. I have no friends, and no family here. Fri, 4 Jun 2010 14:47:52 EST Hi, I'm Pauline, This is the first time I have used Spark people and I really need the motivation. I had lost a lot of weight a couple of years ago, but I have gained it all back. I really want to get it all off and feel better about myself. Having diabetes and dealing with all of the medication issues makes losing weight hard. But I refuse to use this as an excuse to stay fat. I am tired of being fat. So I'd appreciate any help I can get. Good Wishes to all. Thu, 3 Jun 2010 17:01:43 EST A dedicated beginner Hi, my name is Monika, My main goals are to lose weight and become fit and healthy. I am hoping that during this process or after I have reached my goals to compete in running races. I am very excited and hope I can also help and motivate others as well. <BR> Thanks Mon, 31 May 2010 23:06:04 EST Hi from a newbie Hi; I just joined the site and am looking around. This place looks like exactly what I need to motivate me to lose this extra weight I have gained since I stopped smoking and started work behind a desk. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to a fun and enriching experience. Mon, 31 May 2010 10:08:15 EST Hello! Hi! My name is Brandy. I am a stay at home mom (kinda, i also drive a school bus but the kids go with me). I have three children, Kyler who is 7 and going into the 2nd grade, Kaylee who is 4, and Michael or as we call him Monkey who is 2. I have been gradually gaining weight since I got pregnant with my first child and never lost all the baby weight before I got pregnant again. I need to loose 100 or more lbs. and I have gotten to the point in my life that I am ready to work hard and loos... Thu, 27 May 2010 23:56:55 EST I'm Ready Hi, my name is Diane and I joined SP because I'm ready to make serious lifestyle changes. I hope to lose some weight, regain my health, and meet new friends. My interests are nutrition, fitness, and people. Thu, 27 May 2010 19:51:41 EST anyone in the Belen, Los Lunas area Just wanted to see if anyone is close to where I am I'm in Rio Communities Tue, 25 May 2010 16:16:46 EST hi I'm Elizabeth I live in Belen and I so need to get my butt in gear :) Tue, 25 May 2010 12:02:25 EST New to spark Hi, I'm Sarah looking for a fit and healthy lifestyle Mon, 24 May 2010 00:34:57 EST New to spark Hi, I'm Sarah looking for a fit and healthy lifestyle Mon, 24 May 2010 00:32:58 EST New Personal Trainer in the ABQ/Rio Rancho Area! Hello everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Hillary and I am a Dual Certified Personal Trainer working independently in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area. I have been overweight most of my adult life, and recently found a passion for fitness and lost over 50lbs. After reaching my goals, I realized I would love to help others reach theirs as well and I earned a dual certification as a Personal Trainer. <BR> <BR> I am not going to turn this into a shameless advertising plu... Mon, 10 May 2010 11:22:20 EST Northern New Mexico Team Hi, I made a team called Northern New Mexico Team. I was hoping that we could get some people who live near each other to support each other on this weight loss journey. Please join the team if can. <BR> -Margaret <BR> Wed, 5 May 2010 20:44:34 EST Los Alamos Hi I'm Margaret from Los Alamos. Do we have any other Los Alamos folks on here? Wed, 5 May 2010 18:10:18 EST Hi, I'm Kelly and New to this forum Hello Team NM. I live in Socorro and am typically very active outdoors hiking for a living. Business has been very slow for the past 1 1/2 and I've gained weight and kept having to buy larger clothes. I was going to go have to buy new clothes again and I put my foot down and decided I wanted to just lose weight and be able to wear all the clothes I've put in boxes thru the years. I was amazed I really had no idea how to lose weight at all. So I googled for days for help, it was a mess out the... Tue, 4 May 2010 16:05:46 EST Hi, Susie here Hi, <BR> I just joined this site today. It's good to see so many people succeeding with weight loss. I have three little ones at home and I love to munch on their snacks a little too much. It's time for me to stop thinking about losing weight to get serious about losing weight. I have about 35 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> I joined Defined Fitness. They have so many great classes. <BR> <BR> Best wishes to all of you! Mon, 3 May 2010 12:16:06 EST New to Sparks Hello, I am new to Sparks People and hope to use this as a tool for encouragement. I have a lot of weight to lose and cannot find the motivation to do it. Very tired of being tired. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 13:05:19 EST Struggleing to lose weight Hi there my name is Victoria. I have been exercising and eating healthy for three years now, but with very little results. I'm at a stand still on my weight and I am also discouraged at going to the gym for an hour in the morning and in the evening. WHAT MORE DO I NEED TO DO? HELP!! Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:21:25 EST Hi I'm Tina My introduce yourself message is, "Here I am." Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:51:49 EST A Quick Introduction Simply tired of being in the obese category, tired of being tired, tired of having low self esteem, lack of motivation, stressed out and frustrated. All of that is changing now thanks to a referral to SparkPeople from my nutritionist. What a difference!! Didn't even realize that my caloric intake was around 2800 on average and have already lost 9 pounds just due to tracking and making wiser choices. There is a long way to go still but I'm excited about the positive changes I'm making in m... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:38:49 EST New Member Hi, My name is Carolyn Hesslegrave (CJ) , i want to be a part of Spark Teams because i need your help! <BR> I have always been active, but since i have gotten older (53) and 2 children (17 and 21) the weight will not come off!! <BR> My goal is to lose 40 pounds. My husband (Kurt) and I have always been health conscious, but it seems that when we are tired and stressed is when we snack bad especially at night when we are unwinding and relaxing watching tv!,,, sometimes we do really well, but ... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:02:23 EST Brand Spankin' New! Hi everyone, I'm a 27-yr old just survived UNM graduate (B.S. Psychology) student, that decided to go back to school (CNM) for a completely different degree (cosmetology). I've always struggled with my weight, but this year my husband and I recently had a miscarriage on our first pregnancy, so the last few months have been so difficult but I think I'm ready to better my whole situation and there's nothing better than to start with the obvious. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 23:42:55 EST Persepective; getting the right kind of thin I am a 65-year-old writer whose work leads to a lot of sitting around. I'm not one for exercise, but I love to walk. I enjoy food, but find myself eating obsessively when I'm working. My goal is to be able to wear a size 10, petite. This isn't vanity, it's survival. I cannot bring myself to buy any more clothes just because the beam is getting boarder and the upper shelf is getting more prominent. Aside from that walking a block takes its toll and forget about stairs. I want to be thin-er, no... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 17:59:00 EST Cynthia I am 44 and 60 pounds overweight with high blood pressure. I have started being active again and am finding it very difficult to keep up. My feet hurt alot and I feel lazy. Right now the hardest part is exercising.... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:09:32 EST Hi...I'm new!!! Here I go...trying to lose weight again! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:55:23 EST Run for the Zoo - May 2, 2010 My 1st 10k will take place on May 2nd at the Run for the Zoo. Sound off if you are going to be there.... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 17:58:07 EST Roxanne0413 - says hello Hello everyone. My name is Roxanne. I am excited about this new endevor. Look forward to meeting new friends. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 11:57:36 EST I want to lose wieght! I am going to college and wish to lose some of these extra pounds! Sat, 10 Apr 2010 21:44:11 EST Well, it's a start.... I just went through a colon biopsy 2 weeks ago and lost 10 lbs in the process. I figured that was a good time to start adding healthy food to my diet and it has worked. I started taking the stairs again at work and saying no to 2nd helpings. I have lost another 6 lbs now. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 21:45:33 EST Hello there Hello all. I moved here to New Mexico 3 years ago. <BR> I love it here! I am on a mission to get fit and healthy. I started in January and I am still going stong. I hope to reach my goal weight by July and enjoy the beautiful New Mexico summer in shorts! <BR> Just wanted to say hello. I hope everyone has a great weight loss week this week. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 21:48:20 EST Competitions for Breast Cancer, etc. How many of you ever take part is things like a Breast Cancer walk, triathlon, duathlon benefiting cancer or some disease? I try to do one a month during the summer. <BR> I get very frustrated with the state of New Mexico because they have so few competitions. I realize a lot of people are not competitive, but Arizona offers something every weekend. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 10:22:21 EST Salad/ Vegetarian Restaurants in ABQ? I am from ABQ, but now leave in Las Cruces, NM. I am going to ABQ for Easter Weekend and was wondering if anyone knew of good places to get salads or vegetarian dishes to go? I know I have gotten salads at Whole Foods before and liked them....any other suggestions? Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:11:42 EST It's Another Newbie,Joy Hiya I just join this morning. I'm looking forward to meeting some great people and maybe finding a weight lost buddy. <em>220</em> <em>41</em> So I'm off to explore, see ya around sometime. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:24:41 EST Konichiwa from Tokyo (Holloman AFB Anyone??) Hello, I'm a sparker in Japan and I'm moving to Alamogordo in July. I wanted to get in this group to get some perspective on what's going on in New Mexico and was hoping to a get a little bit of a head start making some friends in the area. I'm A 32year old, prior service USAF, then married to the USAF, mom who's been raising kids for about 5 years and can't wait to get back into the workforce and finish my journey to my goal weight. I'm married to a wonderful and supportive man whose support... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 19:33:49 EST Working hard to keep on going. Hello. I broke my ankle hiking last year and even though I already had 30 pounds to lose, I was unable to exercise or do much activity for over 2 months. This motivated me to work with a personal trainer with a good friend of mine. She and I continue to motivate each other to exercise and do weight training. I have just had a really hard time with plateau's as well as maintaining the weight I have lost so far. I have lost weight before just to regain it and I realize I need support to co... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 21:42:35 EST Special places in New Mexico I have three places that mean a great deal to me. Reed's Peak, Willow Creek, Hay Mesa...all in New Mexico, all different and all beautiful. What are you "special" places? Sun, 28 Mar 2010 09:53:44 EST Is anyone a cyclist,,your favorite place to ride? I love to ride my bikes. Last year I did the Tour of the Gila and rode with Lance Armstrong. Where are your favorite places to ride? Sat, 27 Mar 2010 08:32:10 EST Always the Bridesmaid! I'm new to this and really hope it works! I'm 30 years old and after having 3 kids, about 60 pounds over weight. After seeing myself in the dress my friend put me in for her wedding a couple months back, I know I have to do something, the girdle was way to tight. Now getting ready for the next 2 weddings I have to stand in, I don't wanna have to go through that again. I would like to look good AND be comfortable. And maybe someday for my own wedding, not have to shop in the plus sizes fo... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 17:27:00 EST Newbie to SP Hello! I joined SP after reading The Spark. I so enjoyed the positive message and easy-to-meet goal setting techniques that I wanted more. I have 47 pounds to lose but more importantly I want to learn how to incorporate fitness and nutrition into my daily lifestyle. I remember how free it felt to be outside when I was a kid, before I worried about how my legs look in shorts and if my arms are fat, and I want that back. I am looking forward to meeting new friends on this site and to start... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:02:15 EST Triathlon in Ruidoso over Memorial day weekend I found out about this after my boyfriend joined a 3 person relay team taking part in this event. It can be joined by an individual or by 2-3 person relay teams. I thought I might post it up for any one who might be interested. Consists of a 3.5 mile run, 10 mile bike, and 400 yard swim. Takes place on May 29, 2010. <BR> <BR> Here's a link: <BR><BR>.php?pr=Sprint_Triathlon Mon, 15 Mar 2010 07:28:38 EST Walking in ABQ I live near the ABQ Uptown and Coronado mall. Is there anyone who is interesting in walking? I can walk just fine, but have a vision problem, so walking relatively quickly alone is difficult. We're finally getting into nicer weather (hopefully) and so it'd be nice to walk. <BR> Thanks. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 18:41:11 EST Hello New Mexico! Just wanted to say hey! I'm here in Albuquerque. Trying to really be a healthy girl. I'm tired of looking in the mirror and not seeing the person I want to see. I've made too many excuses, and now I want to get the weight off for good. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 12:37:19 EST anybody from los lunas? Hi I'm 34 and looking to meet some new friends . Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:08:10 EST New to site and to New Mexico Hello, everyone! My name is Melanie. I'm 31 years old and I am currently living in MN, but only for another 25 days. I've already checked out, and am very excited for our move to NM! <BR> <BR> I grew up in MN. After I married my husband in 2003, two days later we moved out to AZ for him to become a hotshot. I'm sure most of you out west know what that is, but no one here does, it just sounds like he's got an over inflated ego. Anyway, we were in Flagstaff for 3 years, until my first son was... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:51:27 EST hello everyone , frist time here.. Hello everyone, frist time here. I recently had a heart attack on jan 27,2010 at the age 40. so that is why i am making a life style change.. i have already lost 20 pounds since the event. i need to lose another 50 to make my goal.. i am currently at 240.. i love this web site i can keep track of everything.. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:34:27 EST Hello, I'm Carol Hello, I was told about this website by a friend that thinks its great. I am excited to learn more and give it a try. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:26:30 EST On the way to Gallup ! I'm a travel nurse moving to Gallup for my next assignment! Looking forward to life in the mountains! Sat, 6 Feb 2010 12:44:32 EST Heading to UNM today. I have a question. My oldest is in the 2nd round of the math competition at UNM today. What's around there? I'll have my 9 & 7 year old with me and I need to keep them busy. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 6 Feb 2010 08:52:41 EST Hello - New to ABQ :) Hi! My name is Donna! And I just moved to ABQ back on Dec 21st. I am still looking for a job out here (it is hard) but I don't want to give up on my weigh loss goals while I am waiting for work. I can't afford to go to a gym and I have a 18 month old son. Anyone know of anything fun and cheap to do out here (even with the weather kind of chilly with a kid?) Cant really send him to daycare yet, bc of money. Plus I am a single mom. Any ideas are welcome! :) Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:48:00 EST ABQ shout out Hi, out there. I've been on the site since late July, but just found out about this team. <BR> I am a storyteller and writer, who works from home. Haven't sold much of the writing yet, but... I discovered that I must refrain from all wheat, so my diet has changed drastically during the past seven months. I was eating good stuff: whole wheat bread, unsweetened whole grain cereal, etc. But it was making me sick and keeping me bloated. <BR> So, I haunt the natural food stores for the gl... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:40:58 EST Hello Hello, <BR> My name is Gavin and I'm 27. I used to be in good shape but through the course of two different surgeries I put on quite a bit of weight. After we got home from Christmas and I got on the scale I realized that I needed to make a change in my life. Since I started to eat better and workout two weeks ago I've dropped ten pounds. Too bad I still have 35 to go. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:41:29 EST Team Leader Good Morning - <BR> <BR> I want to start off by giving my thanks to everyone for the well wishes for my trip. The trip was great and a lot of fun. I will try to post some of the pictures later this month. <BR> <BR> Since returning, it has been determined that my sister is going to need brain surgery. I am not sure how intensive of a procedure it is, but I feel at this time, I need to be able to focus on my family (and possibly many trips to Northern Colorado) and can not be the leader that... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:34:18 EST Wanting Change Hello, my name is Frances, I am 45 years old and looking to shed some weight that has slowly gained up on me over the years. I have 3 boys ages 28, 21 and 7. No grandchildren yet but ready for them. Ironically I work in recreation, but haven't been able to keep myself fit. Every year I tell myself this will be the year I lose the extra 25 lbs I am carrying but fail to do so; only ADD a pound or two. I do exercise on a regular basis, but my biggest problem is FOOD, I love to eat. At times I f... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 02:35:00 EST newbie Hello, moved from AZ to NM have another 25 to 30lbs to go <em>213</em> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:56:48 EST Hello Hello, my name is Gina, Im 26 years old. I want to shed the pounds because I have never been thin ever, been over weight all my life, so i think its about time to see what I look like under all this flab. Plus I want to be able to keep up with my boys as they get older they are going to be really into sports, so I need to get active and in the game. My goal right now is to lose 50 pounds by this time next year. I want to make things simple and easy so I don't overwhelm myself. Cooking is l... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:12:49 EST Fun Loving Girl looking to be more healthy! Hi everyone my name is cassie and I am trying to do better with my eating and working out hours. I am happy to know there are a lot of people out there looking to do the same so lets jump in together. Thu, 21 Jan 2010 02:02:36 EST Desperate in Belen Hello all my fellow New Mexicans! I love living here, and want to become more active outside. I have about 70 pounds to lose and really struggling. Please let me know what keeps you motivated..I am struggling with appetite control. I love red and green chile and eat heavy unhealthy mexican food all the time. I look forward to being on your team! Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:33:13 EST Hello from the southern end... Hi, my name is Lisa. I live in Dona Ana County-south of Las Cruces. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:17:01 EST Hi from Santa Fe Hi, my name's Morag. While my weight's been a struggle for me most of my life, I got it well down a few years ago. Then between new (wonderful) husband and baby and an hour-long commute, and some big personal struggles over the last year, my weight has drifted up much higher than I like. <BR> <BR> So here I am looking to recover old habits and skills and keep them permanently. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:28:29 EST well hello Hello, <BR> My name's April. I'm new to the site but am giving it a go. Just wanted to say hi especially to any New Mexicans out there. Sun, 17 Jan 2010 23:17:15 EST New to Spark People hello, I am new to spark people (sp). I just stumbled across sp when I was surfing the web. I thought sp sounded neat so I signed up. I don't really need to loose weight but I would like to be healthier. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 19:16:58 EST Big, Bold, and Beautifully Brunette I am Michelle, and am ready to make a change!! I have been a full figured woman for most of my adult life, and have been pretty comfortable in my own skin..... Until now. I recently was unable to fit into my size 18 jeans. Well, I could fit, just not as comfortable as before!! I tried on a size 20 and it was just too big, I don't know if my mind was playing with me, you know, telling me OH NO YOU DIDNT, you cannot be a size 20 and so I'm an IN BETWEEN. I feel like I'm 12 again, you know ... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:32:10 EST Hello Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just started on this thing, suggested by a friend. I have gained about 15 lbs since I have moved to Clovis a year ago and am looking to shed some pounds and stay active. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:46:35 EST Taos, NM? Sure would like to meet some walkers/hikers in the Taos area. I am a painter as well as an educator. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2010 09:33:55 EST Hello My Name is Jori My mom and I found this book online, and are both excited about starting the program. I am a college student, and soon-to-be elementary teacher. Looking forward to kickin some butt and loosing some weight =) Sat, 9 Jan 2010 13:11:46 EST No Boundries! There is a program in Albuquerque called No Boundries. If one of your new years resolutions was to get in shape and you need help getting cardio in, please come join us! <BR> <BR> We start up on January 30, 9am at the Alameda open space. Parking is tight so please come early so you can get a space or carpool with someone. <BR> <BR> No Boundries (formerly In Motion) is a running program for the begining runner to help you run your first 5k. <BR> <BR> For people who have been running a wh... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 13:12:06 EST Hi All! I am excited to be here and meet everyone. I am hoping most to learn to be accountable for myself and I'm looking for all the help I can get in this area. I was very encouraged when watching the Today Show on Monday I saw a girl who had lost over half her body weight and she gave alot of the credit to the Spark People website. This is why I'm here. Anyway, I'm looking forward to it and hope to hear from some of you out there. Linda Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:22:13 EST Hi!!! I am 29 and have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. I am so ready to drop the extra pounds I have put on. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 15:08:25 EST Over 50 and still kicking Hello all, <BR> Its been awhile but I am going to lose the weight in 2010. I'm 9 months new in NM from Cali, and love the beauty here, so I want to get in shape and know that you all are with me. Take care, healthy eating ;-) Mon, 4 Jan 2010 17:28:37 EST Hello New Mexico from T or C I am a 60 year old Male in great Health. I woke up one day and realized I was about 35lbs overweight.( for me). My Plan: give up all Sugar, Cut down on all things Fat. start riding my Bicycle everyday. I am otherwise pretty active and always have been. Water and Snow Skier, Harley rider. Carpenter/ Woodworker/ Etc.. I guess when At a certain point My body decided to start storing up fat( for the coming famine I guess(grin)) so i'm going to eat Normal scheduled Meals just smaller portions redu... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:37:41 EST Hello for Las Cruces I am a new member who lives in las cruces and very excited to be a member of sparknewmexico!! when i was younger i was very active and healthy. after my last child i became lazy, will i am ready for a change~~ Sat, 2 Jan 2010 16:46:31 EST Silver City Horse Advocate Hi. I am Becky from Silvr City, NM. My husband and I founded and run Serenity Acres a 501 (c) 3 non profit horse rescue. I lost 60 lbs in 2009 doing WW and Curves. My goal is to able to ride a horse again. I paln to lose at least 50 more lbs this 2010. I have had vervical fusion about 14 years ago and two other back surgeries about 5 years ago. Losing the first 60 lbs was awesome. I am no longer short of breathe, can move around better, my high blood pressure is gone, and my blood sug... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:55:29 EST Going On Vacation Hello Team - I just wanted to let everyone know that I will not be available for the rest of the year. I am going to visit my in-laws in Germany for the holidays and will not return until January 4th. I wish everyone the best holiday season and a safe New Year. You are welcome to leave me a message if you need anything while I am gone and I will get back to you once I get back home. Have a great rest of the year! <BR> Christina Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:53:03 EST Another new one added! Hey there SparkNewMexico. I've been a member for a little more than a week now. I have lost three pounds so far, would like to lose about 50 pounds total. The hardest part for me is finding time and motivation to work out. I am a busy wife, mom, student, and waitress so making the time is difficult. Any suggestions? Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:58:03 EST TSparkle I am in the over 50 age group, have several health issues I need to address and weighting in over 250. I would appriecate any advise from members who are or have been where I am today. Fri, 4 Dec 2009 11:38:07 EST Gift to Yourself Challenge! Hello and welcome to December, <em>446</em> a month full of sparkling lights, gifts, and times to cherish. This month's challenge is a little bit different since everyone's time and ability to be active differs greatly this time of year. <em>144</em> I challenge everyone to choose one thing that they are going to give to themselves - they are not traditional gifts but rather I am going to give to myself the time to walk 30 minutes a day, or I am going to give to myself seven fruit and veg... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 13:49:59 EST NEWBIE Hi everyone, my name is Sharon and I am new to SparkPeople. I have gained 50 lbs. since I met my husband 6 years ago. I used to call it my "Happy Fat," but now I am concerned for my health. I am pre-hypertensive and would like to be healthier and prevent from having a stroke or a heart attack.I own a brand new treadmill, but I have no motivation to exercise, I know I need to, so if anyone has any suggestions to get me motivated I am all for it. Thanks Sharon Fri, 20 Nov 2009 19:00:45 EST Where you from?? Carlsbad Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:35:13 EST turkey trot is anyone doing a turkey trot ( usually a 5k race) on Thanksgiving? If so, where? Wed, 11 Nov 2009 18:19:06 EST Hello new mexico Hi my name is Margaret I'm 37 and need to lose about 60 lbs. I can use buddies virtual and real ones if you live near Los Alamos. <BR> -Margaret <BR> Thu, 5 Nov 2009 14:12:22 EST November Challenge Welcome to November! We are at the beginning of the Holiday Season and if you are like me, this is the time that you tend to let your exercise slip and your healthy eating habits slide - at least until the New Year. <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is to do 2.5 hours of cardio a week (your choice) and 2 hours of stregnth training a week (your choice). If you are already doing this much, try increasing your amounts and keeping at it for the month. <BR> <BR> Post here and let us know how yo... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 12:11:10 EST Who Wants a Buddy??? Round 5 <em>220</em> Think that you may want or need a buddy or you just want to get to know the other people on the New Mexico team better? Round 5 of New Mexico buddies will last for 8 weeks, this buddy will get you through the Main part of the Holiday Season. Sign up for New Mexico Buddies will go through November 11th I will post the list of buddies on November 15th. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> This time, please post your location and age in your post so that I can see if I can hook you up with s... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 19:27:40 EST new to sparkpeople Hi everyone. I am new to sparkpeople and looking forward to making changes in my life. Wed, 28 Oct 2009 01:08:41 EST Hi!! Hi everyone! I'm 24 and a single mom to an amazing preschooler, Addison 3!!! She is a big motivator in me wanting to get back in shape! I love to meet new people! Please let me know if I can help or even just listen! I wish everyone the best!! <BR> Heather Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:40:22 EST New Member Hi, <BR> My name is Jasmine, mother of two, caregiver to my mentally ill father, devoting wife, and part-time student. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 17:24:06 EST Hello New to Spark just wanted to say hello and share my goals, my name is Mike I'm 33yrs I'm 6'1" 232lbs (well when I started) I just want to get healthy lose some weight and be around longer for my kids/grandkids (someday). I've been at this for a week now. Well watching what I eat anyway I've been working out running/jogging for almost a month. Since I've been watching me calories I've dropped 8lbs which has been pretty nice. Well hope I can stay motivated! I do enjoy the jogging so I thin... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 18:02:03 EST Darla M. H. From Alamogordo, NM Hola, <BR> I live in Alamogordo, NM. I grew up in Anchorage, Ak, (mostly). I have been married to my soul mate for 24 years on Oct. 19th. We have 4 amazing children who are all adults & 1 foster daughter (Two in Argentina-work as humanitarian missionaries, one is in Navy & soon to be deployed, two in high school). Added to our incredible family is a wonderful daughter-in-law & a beautiful granddaughter. I work with high risk teens who are ready for outpatient care from mental hospitals or de... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 10:36:08 EST Hello from Farmington Hi! I'm 26 and hoping to lose 25 lbs. I'm originally from Colorado and moved to New Mexico to go to college. Unfortunately, I gained 25 lbs. during my first 2 years in college. I'm looking to keep the weight off for good and start feeling better about myself. Fri, 16 Oct 2009 18:54:05 EST Finally committing to making changes I guess I'll start with..... where does time go and how did I get to the place I am at now? Well pretty simple, I gave up! I didn't care enough to make changes in my life. I am thankful that God has placed it on my heart to commit to make healthier life choices for myself. I am excited to see what traspires with the support of this site and those who share the same journey to healthier living. Thu, 15 Oct 2009 20:31:34 EST Hi from a Newbie Hello! I am from New Mexico and am losing weight. I came across Sparkpeople in an article with a poll attached asking people to vote for their favorite weight loss site. I saw Sparkpeople mentioned a lot with good reviews so I thought I would try it out. I am navigating the site and will log my foods for today as soon as I can. I look forward to getting to know everyone here and perhaps making some friends along my weight loss journey. I am thrilled to be here! Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:47:59 EST Hello from New Mexico Just moved here to be near my daughter and grandson. Gained alot of weight when I was truck driving. Working on losing it now. <BR> Have lost 8 pounds since moving to New Mexico...YES!! Sat, 10 Oct 2009 13:06:58 EST October Challenge Hello Fall! <em>465</em> The leaves are changing and it is getting colder. How about some cardio to help keep ourselves warm? <BR> <BR> This months challenge is to add an additional 30 minutes of cardio a week to your normal routine. This will help us get reved up for the upcoming holiday season <em>431</em> and help to get out blood pumping to help to keep us warmer. <BR> <BR> Tell us how you are doing each week. If you need additional support getting in your cardio, it is here that y... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 17:41:33 EST On the road to a better life I am ready for a change in my life. I have been on many diets and was able to loose the weight, but as many of you may know when you fall off the wagon here comes the weight. I hope this is the change I have been surching for!!!! I hope with your help I can become a healthier happier person. <BR> Thank you Sat, 19 Sep 2009 20:21:01 EST Starting Again Hi Everyone, <BR> I have decided to try, once again, living a better life by loosing weight and getting healthy. This is not the first time, but I hope it will be more successful than the last time. Any support you all could give me will be greatly appreciated too, <em>249</em> . Sat, 19 Sep 2009 12:43:07 EST Hello from Hobbs area I have joined the fitness challenge in Hobbs and have lost 11 lbs so far. I needed a way to track my food, so I joined sparkpeople. So far I have enjoyed using it. I have 8 1/2 weeks to go on my challenge, just don't want to get discouraged. I know I will not win any of the prizes, not loosing enough. Hopefully, I can stay motivated to keep using this website. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:34:14 EST Greetings from Los Lunas Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined this site in July at the recommendation of someone at a GNC Store. I was very excited and motivated to start my weight loss and then as usual, life happened and I haven't stayed on track :-( BUT, I'm starting a new job Monday so I figured while I'm making fresh starts, it's time to try at this weight loss again! <BR> <BR> I need to lose quite a bit of weight but I have a 3 year old daughter and I want to get healthy for me, but for her as well. I know th... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:09:17 EST watch your portions Watch portion sizes: Even when the food is healthy, eating too much can lead to weight gain. <BR> <BR> According to a recent study, the portions we tend to choose are much larger than what the government recommends. In addition, they are larger than the portions people ate 20 years ago. <BR> <BR> It's smart to check nutritional facts on labels and menus. But if you need to guess, here are some visual cues to help estimate portion sizes: <BR> <BR> * 3 ounces meat or poultry = a deck of ... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:48:56 EST Hello and New Hello, <BR> I am a 44 year old mother/grandmother of 3 of my own and than 5 grandkids. I came to this site and than maybe signed up with my weight etc but than I never came back because I was also doing another site. I came back now and I vow to read and post everyday. I will read at night and during the day I will do all my stuff and at night I will log and do everything else. I am going to make my recipe list from the foods that others have put here that are most healthy and than I wil... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 01:15:19 EST Hello World Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am just trying to lose some weight and keep it off. I am fairly active, but rarely healthy in my eating habbits. I hope to change that by increasing my knowledge on a healthier way of life. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Jburciag22 Wed, 2 Sep 2009 14:01:04 EST Word Association Game I love this on one of my other teams, so I thought that I would add it here. <BR> <BR> Pretend you're in the psychologist/psychiatrist's office ... lay back on the couch, close your eyes, breath slowly and rhymically ... now, type the first word that enters your mind when I say ... <BR> <BR> BEGINNING <BR> <BR> (Next person post the first word that enters your mind after reading that post) Tue, 1 Sep 2009 15:44:33 EST September Challenge September's challenge is a spark points challenge - a challenege to get at least 1200 spark points for the month of September. <BR> <BR> In order to receive 1200 points for the month, that is less then 40 points a day! Depending on how you are feeling about it, it can be done with a variety of different means from reading important information in the articles area to participating on your teams to tracking your food and exercise. For just about everything you do on Spark, you receive points... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 15:28:00 EST Lu Hi everyone, I'm a 45 year old female diabetic who is significantly overweight. My goal is to lose weight and hopefully, like my doc says, get off insulin. I do work out...not as often as I should, and I'm trying to eat 8 small meals a day as my doctor suggested. My most difficult problem is my work schedule and working out. I work overnights and honestly am pretty tired most of the time, it's hard to find time to go to the gym when I only get about 4 hours of sleep on the nights I work. ... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:18:47 EST Biggest Loser Challenge Team Sign-up New Biggest Loser Challenge starting soon! If you're interested in a great team to jump-start your weight loss, check out the BLC11. Here is the link to the sign up page. There are other links there to read the rules and help you decide if will work for you! I've lost 50 pounds since I joined in January! Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x35921x27<BR>965559 </link> Sat, 29 Aug 2009 21:10:54 EST