SparkPeople Vermont TOPS Team Messageboard Members of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) in Vermont SparkPeople Vermont TOPS Team Messageboard Tops Friends<BR>hallenge-accept.asp?cc=MPCH2YT1SDAGO0W<BR>EGUY8O27QD <BR> <BR> If anyone what’s to join me and the group tops friends in a sparks challenge you are more than welcome. The more the merrier. You are welcome to come check out the other challenges we have too. <em>213</em> Tue, 15 May 2018 13:39:16 EST Getting back at it! I belong to TOPS and really enjoy it. I am wanting to be more diligent about what I eat and being more supportive to my group. I seem to be in a long term plate, but am walking more and eating less, so this should get me going again. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:18:06 EST SRD Inspiration Another SRD has come and gone. Did you come away feeling inspired? If so, what inspired you the most about SRD? Whether or not you attended SRD, what changes are you planning to make to ensure you reach your goals in the coming weeks and months? What healthy choices are you already making that you plan to continue? Mon, 10 May 2010 06:08:36 EST Looking for support Hi, I have been a TOPS member for 7 months and now will be working on meeting and weigh-in night. I want to continue my progress with TOPS even though I cannot attend meetings. Hope I've come to the right place. <em>24</em> Sun, 13 Dec 2009 17:45:53 EST 5k Run/Walk in Wilmington, VT Hello Vermonters! <BR> <BR> I wanted to pass this information on to all who are interested... There is a 5k run/walk in Wilmington, VT (between Bennington & Bratttleboro... near Mt. Snow) to honor one of Vermont's fallen soldiers, Mark Dooley. You can find all of the information at this website: & it is open to EVERYONE (runners AND walkers... young & old). Registration is only between $15 & $25. It would be great to meet some of you there! :-) And just... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 10:58:39 EST 15th Annual Dog walk for Chit. Cty. Humane Society I am doing a walk for the Humane Society on June 14, 2009. <BR> <BR> Please check out my site: if you would like to donate to the cause. <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> <BR> Ginnie Thu, 4 Jun 2009 07:58:39 EST Old Tops Member Joining The Group! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I used to have a TOPS group in Cornwall, VT then East Middlebury. Due to lack of participation we had to end the group. I would love to join you here online though. Thanks for the invite Bev! Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:30:30 EST Hi there Hi I'm New to Sparks, just joined last week and wanted to say hello to everyone :) Thu, 2 Apr 2009 08:17:29 EST We Will Shine in 2009! 2009 is almost here! I think we should have a theme for the year and I think we should use "We Will Shine in 2009". Tell us what you hope to accomplish for 2009 and how you plan to do it. Check back during the year and report your progress or revise your goals. Let's all shine in 2009! Sat, 27 Dec 2008 19:16:02 EST Hi I am new to the team. Although I do not have a lot of weight to lose, have been finding it difficult to stay on track. I joined on Saturday and have already starting taking the weight off. Thanks for lighting the " spark " to get me started. <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2008 08:17:54 EST hello Hello all I am back and back on track. Had a good weigh in last night lost 1.25lbs. good luck to all of this week. enjoy the cool but sunny day. <em>247</em> Babs Thu, 22 May 2008 10:29:39 EST Hi I am a member of the Bulington chapter and want to say hi. If anyone is going walking down by the lake or around I would be interested Mon, 5 May 2008 13:05:43 EST Hi! I didn't think I'd find fellow VTrs here! We have so few people in VT! Wow. I everyone!!! I'm so happy that there are other people in VT on sparks! Woohoo!!! Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:42:55 EST SparkAmerica Fitness Challenge SparkPeople has issued a fitness challenge to all of us. They are hoping to log 1 billion minutes in 2008. I have set a personal goal for myself and I am asking each of you to set a goal as well. Go to the SparkAmerica page to set up your goals, then use the fitness tracker to record all of your exercise minutes. Your minutes are automatically added to the team total. I am challenging the team to 5000 minutes in the month of January. Please help me meet and even exceed that goal. <BR>... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 14:07:41 EST Goals for 2008 What are your goals for 2008? Your goal might be related to a specific amount of weight loss, staying at goal, making a commitment to exercise, or adopting some new healthy habits. I am not a water drinker, so I could set a goal to drink water- but I'm not going to! You can set one goal or more than one- it's up to you. Whatever you chose for your goals, post them here and then give us periodic updates on your progress. Tue, 1 Jan 2008 14:03:18 EST Hi! I'm new to the team! Hi Everybody! <BR> I have been a SP member since July, but have really gotten into it well over the last couple of months! Now it is a part of my everyday life. I live in Brattleboro, VT & saw the VT team & thought I would join. Hope everyone has a great day! Wed, 24 Oct 2007 10:18:33 EST Have FINALLY lost some weight! Seems like I have just never been able to get my weight loss thing off the ground, but I have made a really concerted effort over the last month and have dropped 8 pounds! While I realise that things will go back adn forth, it just feels nice to have finally made hte scale move! Have made a lot of changes in my eating habits. I have had to be very mindfull of what I'm eating because of a health issue and it seems to have madke quiet a difference. <BR> <BR> I had a weekly doctor appointment y... Thu, 2 Aug 2007 13:17:33 EST Chicago or Bust I'm not from Vermont but I thought I'd join ya any way. <BR> <BR> I would like to start a wishing well pledge that we each set a goal for our selfs and to reach by the end of the year. And then we can all meet togeather at IRD in Chicago. I will even give a prizes to the people who reach there goals. So If you make your goal by the last weigh in of December you will get a prize. For me my goal is to be a KOPS by December 26, 2007. That is a 52 pound lose. I have the determination and I will... Wed, 20 Jun 2007 21:29:53 EST Newbie! Hi, everyone! <BR> I joined teh VT TOPS SparkTeam just before SRD. I have been a member of TOPS for 4 years and a KOP for a year. I am looking forward to the friendships and support that I have heard so much about from friends who are already a part of the Team. <BR> Darlene <em>30</em> Wed, 16 May 2007 15:50:08 EST Hello everyone <em>213</em> I just got back from our winter home in Zephyrhills FL. We had a very good winter. I was in hopes the snow would be all gone before I got back but still have snow here in Topsham on the hill where I live. Hope that you all had a good winter. <BR> Well now it is time for me to get back on tack and get back to tops and back to goal. <em>30</em> <BR> I hope that you are all doing well . Happy easter to you all. Tops HUGS Babs <em>247</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2007 19:59:34 EST New Member Greetings, <BR> <BR> I can't believe there is a page for TOPS! I didn't expect to find so many ladies so close. <BR> <BR> I am a home educating mom of 3 girls. <BR> <BR> Over all my weight loss goals may seem small but it has been a battle. After baby 3 I just haven't been able to bounce back. OK, so really after 3 there may be no bouncing back but I am willing to try. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to keeping in touch. Sat, 10 Feb 2007 19:48:44 EST Doctors visit today Okay so I am very far from being anywhere near healthy. I have severe scoliosis with lots of intense pain, so I have a doctors visit every month just about. And I am going to the doctors today because I have had a horrible cough for about 3 months now, and also because latley I have been having chest pain and I want to make sure that it is not serious. It is like i am fine and then it is like this stabbing pain right near my heart that makes me not want to breathe. Any one had the same proble... Thu, 8 Feb 2007 09:57:49 EST Thanks for warm welcome Yes I am from Vt I am from central almost southern Vt I live about 45 minutes from BArre/montpieler. But I am happy to have found people in my area. I am glad to be a part of this group. Thu, 8 Feb 2007 00:18:19 EST Good Evening Good Evening to all you sparkpeople. Good job Judy. You sure are on a roll to good health. Wish I could get on that roll with you. Keep on trying. Such cold weather. I just plain hate the cold. Waiting for warmer weather to go out and snowshoe. Hello Anglesalways. Are you okay? Wed, 7 Feb 2007 22:17:54 EST I am new I just joined again for the first time 3 days ago, the first few days were rocky but today I did great and I feel great. I am looking for support! To keep my motiovation up that is why I joined this team. <em>224</em> Wed, 7 Feb 2007 18:47:44 EST Weather dark and draerry Hi Everyone,what a glommy day out there.I did not do as good as I had hope to last night at meeting only lost 3/4 pounds but that is better than last week.I did a mile on the bike today wanted to do more but my leg is bothering me.Might get another mile in bedfore bedtime.Everyone have a great night,God bless,Tiny... Fri, 19 Jan 2007 16:38:41 EST I need Contest Ideas Could someone please give me a good contest idea that I can do with my chapter? I think we have run out of Ideas!!! <BR> So if you have had a really successfull contest and don't mind sharing it, please hit me back. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Cherie <em>212</em> Sat, 6 Jan 2007 15:42:10 EST Goals for 2007 Good morning, everyone. Since 2007 is only a few days away I thought it might be a good time to start a discussion about what our goals are for the next year. I am not someone who makes New Year's Resolutions, per se, but I do tend to start the new year with a goal in mind for the year. In 2005 my goal was to go below 200- well I didn't make that one, not even close. In fact I had a slight gain for the year. My goal for 2006 again was to go below 200. This time I did get there, and with... Wed, 27 Dec 2006 06:38:00 EST Surviving the Holidays Without a Gain <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> How do you plan to get through the next two months without a gain? Share your favorite tips- lower calorie and lower fat versions of your favorite foods, ideas for enjoying the food and company without pigging out, strategies for fitting in exercise, or anything else you can think of. Wed, 8 Nov 2006 18:48:00 EST How often to weigh yourself? Im tempted to jump on that scale every morning! I know though, your only supposed to once a week.........When does everyone else? Thu, 26 Oct 2006 12:22:24 EST Hello, I am new to your team I just wanted to say hi to all. I use to be a member of Tops 121 a couple of years ago, and I just found this website. I think it is great and I hope to find lots of buddies to help me to stay motivated to lose the weight... <em>252</em> <BR> Marie Wed, 25 Oct 2006 13:45:36 EST How do I get one of those little weight trackers? I notice most people have them, how do you get them? Thanks! Sun, 22 Oct 2006 09:08:33 EST Hi Newbie! Hello. Im 33, stay at home mom and part time college student currently. I learned of sparkpeople through a friend of mine. This week I made it to the gym 4 days so Im taking tonight off. I will possibly go one time over the weekend. Anyway glad to have some fellow VT'ers! Fri, 20 Oct 2006 16:35:56 EST