SparkPeople C-VILLE SPARKS Team Messageboard Whether you live in UVA, Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Crozet, Hollymead, Ivy, Earlysville, or any where in central VA, this the team for you. We welcome VA wannabes too! SparkPeople C-VILLE SPARKS Team Messageboard Happy New Year 2015 Focus. Commitment. Food. Exercise. Planning. Forgiveness. Strength. <BR> <BR> If you could choose ONE word to describe what you want to do for 2015, what word would you choose? Feel free to pick a word not already listed! <BR> <BR> For me: EXERCISE. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:22:17 EST Daily Chat Hi everyone! <BR> December 14th - Sunday - A quiet day. Checking email, sparking, going to load up my slow cooker later, do laundry, and finish decorating the tree. Football and knitting later. <BR> <BR> What are you up to today? Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:54:44 EST This group is quiet Anyone interested in getting things hopping again? Would love to meet some locals who Spark! <BR> Kay Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:17:36 EST New member Hi everyone! My name is E.T. and just joined spark people about a week ago. Finally, at 58 yrs. old taking control of my weight and diet. <BR> Love the spark tracker and the site. <BR> I live in Keswick and am semi retired. Hope to talk with all of you on here! <em>524</em> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:22:08 EST Hello I am overweight and have been most of my life. I suffer from a slew of health issues (diabetes and depression) and wish to become healthier over time. I have been married for 16 years, am 39 years old, and from Troy, VA. I also have 2 wonderfully loving dogs and am ready to become the me I was meant to be. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 22:54:11 EST Song of the day........ Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself, remembered this oldie.......... <BR> <BR><BR>CU Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:26:38 EST Does anyone use the FitBit? It sounds pretty cool, but I don't know much about it. Do you have to subscribe to the service and tracking online? Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:14:40 EST What is your dream for 2013? Health? <BR> Weight loss? <BR> A new job? <BR> A move? <BR> <BR> I'd like to wave a magic wand and have all the violence be erased from this earth! and then all of the above! <em>246</em> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:53:38 EST How motivated are you today? Scale from 1-10 3 <em>15</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:11:03 EST How do you feel today? Use an emoticon.. ........ <em>213</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:05:32 EST What is on your Christmas Wish List? Being accepted for the job in Arizona.............. <BR> I'd be one step closer to home.............................. <BR> <BR> what are you wishing for this holiday season? <em>445</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:26:36 EST Black Friday, working or sleeping in? what will you be doing Friday? <link><BR>p_smarter_and_save_more_on_black_friday </link> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:01:19 EST what is your go to cold remedy? chicken soup or Nyquil? I need help here folks, this cold/sinus infection has gone on too long! <BR> <BR> Not serious enough to go to the doctor (fact is I've been to 2 doctors while in the grips of said "cold"), <BR> <BR> what helps energize and boost your immunity when you are down? <BR> <BR> puleez................. <BR> <BR> Linda Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:41:05 EST I would love a workout buddy - Gold's Gym? Hey all. I know I'm new to the group, but I'm not doing so hot at keeping myself motivated for me. I'm very good about keeping appointments, so if anyone is interested in a workout buddy for Gold's Gym, I'd love to have one for mutual inspiration and accountability. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:39:37 EST Rate the new biz in town, 5 star? or thumbs down? Looks like C-Ville is bursting into bloom with new business! Where have you been? what do you think of the place? and how about the moves from one location to another? <BR> <BR> I checked out the Outback before it moved from Seminole Square and when it arrived at the old Cheeseburger in Paradise, wow, what a difference! I used to like the old one, but it was so dark and closed in and not lots of seating. (Plus on my last trip the floor was really greasy..ech) <BR> <BR> The new place lo... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:00:31 EST DID YOU SPIN THE BONUS WHEEL? HOW MANY POINTS? 10 Fri, 9 Nov 2012 11:13:30 EST What is your favorite challenge? The one challenge I actually completed and really helped me to lose weight was the 50 workouts in 50 days challenge in another team. After the first week or two, it felt unnatural not to work out. With work as crazy as it has been this year, it's hard to commit to any one thing. <BR> <BR> Has anyone found a challenge that helped them get where they want to be? <em>38</em> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 11:29:46 EST What are you cooking today? A big pot of turkey/93% beef chili--lotsa onions, celery, tomato, peppers and of course beans! I'll use it for salad and baked potato toppings, as well as soup. Nuke a potato in the morning, use half and top with a cup of homemade chili, low fat cheese and sour cream......yum! who needs eggs? it will keep you going all day! Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:13:04 EST DID YOU ACCOMPLISH ONE GOAL TODAY? I kept an apple on my desk today and it helped me stay out of the candy! <BR> <BR> I heard on the radio last night, there was a study showing that if folks see healthy choices, even if they don't make that choice, they will eat less of junk food......... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:41:55 EST What did you do that was positive today? I made a huge salad for work and when I couldn't finish it for lunch, I finished it for supper! <BR> <BR> next? <BR> <BR> Linda Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:35:12 EST Hey there! Hi there! Ho there? anyone as happy as they can be? I was never a part of the Mickey Mouse Club, but I sure need to be a part of something 3-D. Not to discuss dieting or the latest recipe, just to meet and socialize a bit..........anyone else in the same boat? <BR> <BR> Linda Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:25:25 EST SNAP FITNESS ON ZAN ROAD Has anyone been to SNAP? I signed up online through my health provider and tried to go yesterday but it is locked up tighter than a princess's chastity belt! I called their number, no answer. I visited their web site but could not send an email because the camtcha was in error. I am just totally frustrated. <BR> <BR> I think it will be great, if I can unlock the secret of getting in! <em>234</em> Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:27:25 EST MAY DAY! MAY DAY! 2012 I see I'm not the only one who has been missing in action. Maybe Virginians just like to go it alone? <BR> I'm still trying, more active now that Spring is here. This crazy winter affected me even worse than if we had 10' of snow! I felt just as boxed in, but it was all about my struggles with family, home and work. I can handle 2 out of 3, but I can't juggle them all. <BR> Things are looking up now at work, I'm on a set schedule instead of swing shift, for 3 weeks we have not had manda... Sun, 6 May 2012 07:57:59 EST Charlott sville's Take Back 30-Day Challenge I'd love to do this on a team, but so far have not found any teammates. I don't know why it didn't occur to me to ask Cville Sparkers before today, but I finally thought to do it! It starts this Saturday and it does require a $10 donation to charity in order to officially participate. There are discounts and prizes to be had, and the winning teams help determine which local charities get the donation money. <BR> <BR> Check out the details here: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> A team... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 10:24:04 EST Anyone want a couple hours work? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My husband and I are finally in the home stretch of our green card interview for him to be able to come to the U.S. with me from Canada. <BR> <BR> We're arriving in Charlottesville on November 27 and picking up our keys on November 28. All we're bringing with us will arrive in a studio apartment sized moving pod, either November 28 or 29. We'll confirm the date with our moving company. <BR> <BR> We're looking to hire two able bodied people to empty the pod for us... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:28:09 EST Calling all C-ville Sparkers! Time to get this club shaking and moving without the earthquake! <BR> <BR> I've definitley been MIA, this last year was a tough one, but I'm ready to commit again and make this a life change. <BR> <BR> I quit smoking 8/29/10, after being a serial quitter for 20 years. Now's the time I quit being a serial dieter and revamp my daily "diet" to one that supports good health. <BR> <BR> I redid my sparkpage yesterday and started eating lean protein, vegetables, fruit, skim milk and light Acti... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:43:01 EST Hollymead Square Hi all ~ <BR> <BR> I mentioned on my intro post that I am going to be moving from western Canada to Charlottesville in the next six months. <BR> <BR> I've been doing some online research for cat friendly rental apartments and my favorite so far is Hollymead Square. I know that the pictures on the computer only tell part of a story. Can anyone comment on this complex, good or bad? If there's a complex that you think we should consider, we're welcoming all advice! <BR> <BR> I'm 40, my h... Wed, 11 May 2011 21:01:15 EST Walking group for Cville walkers is now on Meetup Several folks who were interested in the walking group I started, Cville Walks!, did not want to participate because we were temporarily hosting it on Facebook and they were opposed to joining Facebook. I got several questions about whether or not we could make it a group instead, to which my response was, "That costs almost $150/year for the organizer!" Well, the stars have aligned and I found a way to start a Meetup group for Cville Walks. You can view it and join it here: <BR> ... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 16:52:42 EST Is anybody out there? I would love to get some walking/running/hiking groups together if anyone still checks in here. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:04:34 EST Walking Group: Need Co-Organizers! Hi, everyone - I want to organize a local group of walkers. I'm looking for co-organizers. My thought is that if we get 5 to 7 organizers really, really committed, we might be able to offer at least one walk a day in Charlottesville for anyone who's interested in joining us (SP or not - I don't care if they're SP people). <BR> <BR> I started a website that gives much more detail: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If you are interested in helping to ORGANIZE, go t... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:03:49 EST Just for laughs Here's a spot to share the stories and jokes that make you laugh. Keep it clean! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 07:51:38 EST cool website<BR>es.shtml <BR> Calculate the calories you burn by your weight, gender, age, and activity. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:49:13 EST BACK ONtTRACK !!! It was soo good to get back to my water exercise last week !! I feel so much better after the pool exercise and I ENJOY IT <em>30</em> <BR> HAPPY THANKSGIVING - EAT WISELY Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:00:32 EST Had surgery Monday ! <em>39</em> I had hand surgery and have stitches. I can't go into the water until they take the stitches out on Wednesday. Well, I do have Richard Simmons "Sweatin' to the Oldies ". I think that would be better than complaining <em>30</em> Fri, 5 Nov 2010 20:33:33 EST I need an exercise buddy, ACAC anyone? When I did the 50 day challenge I did great with the exercise. Then I took a week off. Then 2 weeks, and my body started hurting. Well, it's been 2 months now and I'm having a really hard time getting motivated to get back to the gym. I work 3 shifts, getting off at 4:15, 5:15, or 6:00 and used to go to the gym right after work. If this fits anyone's schedule and you need a buddy, I'd sure like to meet you! Sun, 17 Oct 2010 10:37:50 EST 4 miler? How did the 4 miler go? Sat, 4 Sep 2010 09:38:14 EST Stormy weather Praying all are safe. The storm didn't make it this far north, but it turned out the lights at State Farm at Pantops! Thu, 24 Jun 2010 18:53:28 EST Newbie Hi. I have been in C'ville for about three years, I think. Today I just found this board. Yay! <BR> Glad to know are other Sparkers here! <BR> <BR> Kay Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:22:29 EST Charlottesville Biggest Loser One of my friend's works at the Hope Community Centre ( <link> </link> ) and he sent me this link: <link> </link> . <BR> <BR> I'm not sure about the details, and I don't know if my work schedule would allow me to participate anyway, but I thought I'd spread the word in case any of you might be interested. Lose weight, learn cool tricks, and support Hope (the organisation, not me ^_~) all at the same time. <BR> <BR> <em>239</em> -Hop... Tue, 4 May 2010 22:47:12 EST April Goals How did March go for everyone? <BR> <BR> Do you have new goals? Thu, 1 Apr 2010 20:28:34 EST Womens Four Miler I hope I have done this right. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing the womens four miler this year? Maybe even doing Relay For Life? I have been a member of the team for a couple months now and I have just figured out how to navigate my way around the site. I have not done Relay here but I did do The Four Miler last year. Let me know your thoughts. Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:03:47 EST Meet Up This was mentioned on another thread but I thought I'd just make it a post here. I was wondering if you guys would be interested in meeting up somewhere for coffee and to chat, share tips. If so what times are best for you and do you have a suggestion on places. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 09:18:11 EST March Goals It is hard to believe March is already here. <BR> <BR> What are you doing this month? Sun, 28 Feb 2010 20:45:17 EST last minute question some friends of ours offered to watch our daughter tomorrow and now we are trying to figure out where to go out to eat. we'd prefer it be a local place and not a chain, any suggestions? Fri, 26 Feb 2010 20:59:55 EST Fitness Events I've hard talk at the gym of several fitness events coming up this spring. Anyone participating or training for one? Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:17:11 EST Gym membership I assume some of you belong to gyms in the Cville area, and I'm wondering which one you chose and why you chose it over the others. I am at the very end of my 60-day PREP program at ACAC, and while I love the facilities and staff, I'm balking a little at the monthly cost. The sign-up fee doesn't bother me because, while pricey, it's a one-time thing and is comparable with other gyms. But the monthly fee is almost twice as much as at Gold's. I like the classes and facilities better at ACAC, bu... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 14:20:08 EST Valentine's Day What are your plans? Anyone doing something fun or romantic? Thu, 11 Feb 2010 15:18:25 EST February Goals Where is time going? Wow it is already February? What are your goals for this month? Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:57:24 EST Snow? How much snow do your house get? <BR> <BR> As a NC girl, I'm sort of over this whole snow thing. Too cold for me. We had 10 inches here. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 10:33:00 EST What is your favorite? What is your favorite class at the gym or if you work out at home what is your favorite work out video? Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:50:51 EST Success Had a great weigh in this week? Mastered a new class at the gym? Stuck to your eating plan all week? Feel free to brag and let us celebrate your success. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 14:24:34 EST January Goals What are our goals for January Tue, 19 Jan 2010 14:23:46 EST What are your goals for the year? As many of us just started new years resolutions, what are your goals for the year? Fri, 15 Jan 2010 16:04:53 EST Where are you from? Post what part of the are you are from. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:53:27 EST Welcome Feel free to introduce yourself in this forum to the team. Let us know a little bit about yourself and your goals. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:51:37 EST