SparkPeople Spark Delaware The Official Team Team Messageboard We need support on this journey. Who better to get that from than your neighbors. It's comforting to know others are just a hop, skip and a jump down the road! SparkPeople Spark Delaware The Official Team Team Messageboard 11th Annual Halloween Trail Ride @ Redden Redden State Forest Headquarters, Georgetown, DE <BR> Sunday October 28 (rain date November 4) <BR> Costumes Optional <BR> $25, includes ride/walk, catered lunch, &amp; prizes <BR> to benefit Delaware Equine Council Scholarship Program and Delmarva Mustang and Burro Association. <BR> <BR> Bring your horse or walking shoes! Hope to see you there. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:39:31 EST Looking for a Planet Fitness workout buddy My name is Andrea from central Delaware. I am 55, have been a member of SparkPeople since last spring (2017), and have lost 71 lbs. I'd like to lose another 10 lbs., but what I'd REALLY like to do is tone up! Even when I was slim and fit, back in my 20s-30s, I always was kinda flabby, especially my legs. I need to incorporate more strength training into my routine. I have some decent cardio equipment and free weights at home and also go to Planet Fitness to use their machines once a week. I d... Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:35:51 EST Newark workout buddy/walking partner HI everyone in the Newark, DE area. I am looking for a workout buddy/ walking partner/friend. I like to walk in parks such as Glasgow park to be exact. I like to walk the Christiana Mall, and I exercise at the bear/glasgow YMCA. I have been doing this alone too long I would like a walking partner/ workout buddy/friend. I live on Old Baltimore Pike and I can get to anywhere that is on the Dart bus line. I have lost 73.8 pounds so far with a little over 100 more pounds to lose. I am asking ... Sat, 5 May 2018 18:50:05 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:50:48 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:40:41 EST brand new on spark people Hello everyone, I have been obese for most of my life, all of my adult life thus far and three quarters of my teenage life. I am 43 years old and I joined weight watchers program on June 7th and I have lost 21 pounds. My weight loss journey seems like a roller coaster I have some weeks where I lose weight and then I have weeks where I don't. Sometimes I feel like I miss out on the good food that is advertised on tv like pizzas and ice cream and I crave them. But I know they are not healthy fo... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 15:10:42 EST Elsmere Hey all, newbie here from Elsmere. Would be interested in finding some work out partners or just some local folks to keep me honest. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Jul 2016 11:19:12 EST new member on spark people Hello, I just joined spark people. This past Tuesday, I joined weight watchers meetings and etools. I don't know how much weight I have lost yet. Tuesdays is my weigh in day. I am hoping to lose over 100 pounds on my healthy lifestyle journey. I weigh over 300 pounds. I have been drinking lots of water, eating lots of veggies and fruits. I also took a 15 minute walk which is hard for me because I have bone on bone arthritis in both knees. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:33:45 EST new member on spark people I am a 43 year old obese woman who desperately needs to lose weight for medical reasons and also reasons to improve my self esteem. <BR> <BR> I little about my medical history, I have bone on bone arthritis in both knees, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, depression, high triglycerides, migraines, hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and allergies mostly all my conditions are controlled by medications. <BR> <BR> It is also hard for me to exercise because of my bone on bone. My doc has t... Thu, 19 May 2016 17:30:28 EST Hi everyone! Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Heather, I live in Bear, I am mom of 4 with a crazy life (isn't that all of us though!). So I am a big girl, who needs to lose quite a bit of weight and remember to put myself first sometimes... I will am concentrating on my meals, water and getting back to healthy movement! Glasgow park here I come!! I am also looking forward to the summer for some time in the pool, hiking with the family, friends (new friends welcome) and pups, a... Mon, 9 May 2016 12:20:30 EST new to spark people Hello, I am morbidly obese. I weigh about 343. I am female, 43, and I have been morbidly obese mostly all of my adulthood, sadly to say. My doctor was talking about knee replacement but since I am obese they won't do it till I lose weight. They want to know that I can take care of my knees. I have been thinking about gastric surgery. But I don't know if that is safe for me. I have a problem with keeping up with motivation to lose weight and portion control. <BR> I have bone on bone arthritis... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 17:53:32 EST New to spark people I am a 43 year old women and I weigh about 355. I am very obese. I want to create a healthy lifestyle. It's kind of hard when I have arthritis in my knees and feet. But I have the attitude where I can change my life around. <BR> <BR> I also have sleep apnea, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, acid reflux, depression, migraines, over active bladder and seasonal allergies. <BR> <BR> My very fist objective is to start a food and exercise journal as well as logging it in... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:57:45 EST new member on spark people I am a 43 year old very obese female (347 pounds) wanting and needing to lose weight. I have many health conditions revolving around my weight including being pre - diabetic. <BR> I firmly believe in Jesus Christ and God and I hope that they will show me the path to a healthier lifestyle. <BR> I have lost a few pounds late last year, but I have gained it all back. I am really hoping this this time will be my time to lose the weight and keep it off for good. I want to adopt to a healthier lif... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 21:32:35 EST Robin Hello glad to be here. This will be a very helpful site with my weight lose. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:02:51 EST after 4years rejoined spark people My life mostly consists of being morbidly obese all through adulthood through my adolescent years maybe 12-13 years old I started packing on the weight. Most of my health conditions reflect on me being obese. I just want to be truthful about my life and my eating patterns. My eating patterns are really bad, i just don't eat 3 meals I probably eat close to 5 or 6 big meals a day. I know I need to stop, this is not healthy for me at all. I even eat when I am emotional which I suffer from depres... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:32:33 EST new to spark people, glad to be here I have many medical conditions, I can't really blame my weight on my conditions but what I can do is change my lifestyle around to get healthier and happier. I want to exercise more and eat healthy. And drink plenty of water. I have watched many you tube videos on weight loss yesterday and today and I searched the net and found this site, hoping to change my life around one healthy habit at a time. I am a little depressed because this weekend we got at lest 15 inches of snow here in Delaw... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:40:58 EST new to spark people Hello, I do not actually know what to say here but I guess I will say a little about me. I live alone, 42, disabled and even though I love to cook I also love to eat. I guess that is why I have been obese all my adolescent and adult years. I weigh about 332 now my highest weight was about 356. I lost 24 pounds on my own than I started to think I wasn't living because I wasn't eating the foods I really wanted. I felt deprived. I cut out all the sodas and snacking. I started eating more vegetab... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:44:32 EST New to the team, not to spark <img src=""> <BR> I'm looking to get more involved with Spark, been on for years but used it almost exclusively for tracking. Busy health professional with 2 sons, one in college and one with special needs, I'm trying to juggle home, fitness and work! Eager to keep the progress coming, and completing another half marathon, as well as sculpting through body building. Love hiking at Lum;s Pond, as well as in the P... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 16:40:39 EST New to Spark People Hi, I am an obese woman 42 years old. And I have about almost 200 pounds of weight to lose. I have been obese for all of my adult years and most of my adolescent years. I suffer from depression and right now I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror. I have some medical problems. such as hypothyroidism, migraines, high triglycerides, acid reflux, high blood pressure, overactive bladder, seasonal allergies, and so on. I also use a Cpap machine every night for my sleep apnea. Taking all the... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 19:46:10 EST Hello New Castle County! I joined Spark again four weeks ago & am looking for a few Spark buddies that share my goal of losing weight, inches and becoming healthier overall. I am hoping to find a few people for motivation, support and who have an interest in walking &/or exercising. Please message me if you have similar goals and are looking for a few buddies too. Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:26:44 EST New to Spark People Hi my name is Tammy and I just joined spark people this evening. I weigh over 350 pounds and being obese is very depressing. I am 42 and I have been obese most of my life. teenage years and adulthood. Right now my knees are swollen I can't hardly move. I have medical conditions associated with my obesity such as hypothyroidism, hypertension, sleep apnea I use a cpap machine occasionally, acid reflux, depression, and migraines. I hope if I can lose some weight I could reduce some medications, ... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:07:21 EST New Member to Spark Delaware Hello fellow New Castle County members! I am new to the Spark Delaware (New Castle County) team & am looking for members in the area so I can connect, share & support. Thu, 9 Jul 2015 21:17:03 EST I am new to spark people...A little about me hello, I am new here. I am a 42 year old female that weighs a little over 350 pounds and my self esteem and self image is down the drain. I also have health problems associated with my obesity such as hypothyroidism, hypertension, borderline diabetic, sleep apnea, arthritis in knees and feet,depression and anxiety. I want and need to lose weight, but the thought of it is just overwhelming. Any advice. My doctor told me just take it one day at a time but she is not in my shoes. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 01:55:09 EST I am new to spark people Hi everyone, Tammy here. I am 42 years old. I weigh just about 350. I am really sick of looking the way I do.. I need to lose weight, the correct way where it doesn't creep back up on you. I know I have a long haul to lose the weight. I know it is a lifestyle change but don't know where to start. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:37:21 EST Staying off the Heart Attack Track I am enjoying retirement! Owning my time is better than my best dream about the freedom of work free days could possibly be. But this new freedom of scheduled time comes a dreded responsibility. My new phase of life, retirement, demands that I keep moving to keep living healthy. In my previous life sitting at my work station for 8hrs or 12hrs a day was the norm that introduced me to "no time for exercise" living. Hopefully hooking up with spark people will encourage changes in eating ... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:39:50 EST new to spark people I am an obese 41 year old lady, I am over 200 pounds over my ideal weight. Just trying to start a new healthier way of life: examples, exercising eat more fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water and to just feel good overall. I figure it is the start of a new year and a new me. I want to feel good about myself and to do that I need to lose a lot of weight. I know I didn't put this weight on over night and its not going to come off as fast as I want to but it is a lifestyle change for me... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:53:00 EST Hello!!! Happy New Year!!!! I live in Sussex county and amlooking to lose weight again. I want to get healthy to be a great mom and wife. I wish everyone great success on their journey. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:13:17 EST New Year's Resolutions, do you make them? I usually don't make New Year's Resolutions. I used to when I was younger, but didn't ever make them realistic or doable, so I would fail and then feel bad about not following through. Now I just make goals, and don't put a timeline on them. My goals are my personal form of New Year's Resolutions. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:42:05 EST new to spark people hi I am new to spark people.I have the odds stacked up against me with my medical conditions. Hypothyroidism, Pre Diabetic, Sleep Apnea, Hypertension, along with Depression is some of my diagnoses. I totally believe that these diagnoses revolve around my obesity. I thought it was hereditary, my mother is obese. But I want to break down these barriers and lose some weight. I need to lose some weight for my health and sanity. I am at my wit's end and to increase my self esteem and to beat my de... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:49:22 EST new to spark people Hello I am new to spark people, and I don't know too much about health and fitness but I know one of the best exercises I can do is walk. I want to get on a walking routine or walking program. I think that will help me but I don't know about how to start. I want to portion out my food and stay within my calorie limits. I need to lose weight, I weigh about 347. I want to lose 25 pounds to start off with. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:48:01 EST Just saying hello Hello everyone I'm new to the site. Feel free to friend me if you like. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:13:09 EST hello new to spark people.... Hello and welcome to my health and wellness fitness journey, this was actually my very first day of my journey. Actually a few days ago I have made a health discovery from my cpap machine. I really haven't been consistent with my machine and the cause of myself not being consistent with it, very tired throughout the day, very low energy. At first I thought it was my thyroid problems, but I said to myself let me try using my machine consistently for a few days and see what happens. The results... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:54 EST I am new hello everyone. I found this web site on a google search. I am a desperate lady, desperate enough to try anything to lose weight. My health is affected by my weight. I have sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, hypothyroidism, and I am borderline diabetic. I will admit when I need help, and I need it. I also need to get some kind of motivation. I need to be held accountable of my weight loss somehow. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:50:22 EST New to spark people. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, I am a chronic obese woman, I have been obese all of my adult years and chronically overweight during my teenage years. Dealing with my weight issues is very depressing. I suffer medically and mentally with my weight issues. My medical issues include: hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, hypertension, high triglyceride's, back and knee pains, And of course I have depression. I have gotten to the point where I am just tired of it. I need to lose this weight if not just for ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:51:50 EST New to Spark People I am new to spark people. I am an obese woman who is 41, with some health problems. Among my health problems are sleep apnea, high blood pressure, depression, Gerd, hypothyroidism, high cholesterol which all are being treated with medications. I have been on these medications for years and I have been told that if I lose weight I could get off most of these medications. I am tired. I am sick and tired of feeling and being like this. I want to lose this weight my problem is I get started t... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:08:27 EST New to Spark People... Being obese most of my adolescent life and all of my adult life, has given me low self esteem and depression, which I am still conquering these obstacles in my life. I am 41 carrying 340 pounds of weight on my body. And I have finally said to myself stop these negative thoughts and choose the healthy way of life. I am finally having the courage to step up and try to lose the weight I have been carrying around so long. I heard about this program through a friend and thought I would give it a t... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:07:22 EST New to spark people Hello My name is Tammy and I am from Delaware. I have been obese since my early teen years. I have been struggling with my weight for many years, I am 41 now. I want to be healthy, I want to be pretty. I was even on phentermine for a short amount of time years ago and I lost some weight then, but not enough to make a difference. And I gained it all back and then some. With my weight issues I have some medical issues that can be corrected if I lose weight the doctors say, hypothyroidism, sleep... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:39:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 8 Jun 2014 06:54:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 22 May 2014 11:44:44 EST New to spark people Hi, I know this is a little lengthy so bear with me please. <BR> <BR> I have been obese almost all my teenage and so far my adult life. I really want and need to lose weight for health reasons and personal desires to look good. My self esteem is low and in order to raise it I want to lose 50 pounds or more by next spring, if possible. My big problem is I like comfort foods and I love to cook. I am 41, female, live alone, and when I cook, I cook for 2 or more, convenience foods, because I am ... Wed, 14 May 2014 22:56:00 EST hello! Hi everyone! I wanted to take a second to introduce myself. I am klgann and I have 20 pounds to lose. I am feeling incredibly motivated and confident that I'll reach my goal! I look forward to finding motivation from you all and wishing everyone a strong and empowered day! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:25:32 EST Hello! Hello from Selbyville! I'm currently inching towards 40 years old and was wondering if anyone else in the same age group is having problems losing weight. I've lost 15 pounds in 9 months, but nothing like this sight telling you that you still have 50 pounds to go. Ouch! I've done everything - eat like a bird, exercise on the treadmill 4 times a week, walk the beach - and still only 15 pounds! Nearing 40 is killing me! Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:19:01 EST Over 40 with 50 plus pounds to lose! I was tired of the diet phases. I recently had surgery and it sent me into menopause. Gained about 50 pounds. I am ready to take it off!!! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:55:20 EST Snow Bound Exercise? I plan on doing Pilates tomorrow! What is your exercise plan when you can't get out? Sun, 2 Mar 2014 21:42:54 EST Hello to all! I am back on SparkPeople after a long time gone. I'm a single mom of four wonderful kids. An 11 yr old daughter & 15 yr old triplet boys. I work part-time at a middle school cafeteria which I love. I was diagnosed with MS in 2003 which has been in remission for the past 7 yrs. I really want to lose the weight this time around. The GERD, hip & knee pain is bad not to mention the depression that has set in recently. My mother had bariatric surgery 2 years ago but has not lost much weight so I ... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:08:58 EST Hello Hi- my name is Ty, and I am new to Spark. I had the gastric sleeve done in October, but have had some health issues and been on steroids since the surgery which has prevented me from loosing any weight. I am back on the Optifast diet and doing a 24Fit Challenge and Weight Loss Challenge. We are doing the Beach Body T25 workouts. I am very frustrated. I didn't loose any weight the first week. I need to loose about 170 lbs. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:25:28 EST New Member! New member looking for some advice and encouragement from others! Im a Delaware native born and raised in Sussex County. Hoping to make some big changes for 2014!!! Trying to stay motivated and no more excuses! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 19:29:35 EST Hello my name is jessica. i live in newark and i am trying to make a lifestyle change. i am 24 years old . i just got married on halloween to my fiance of 6 years. we have had a rough couple of years recently and my weight has spun out of control. when i met my husband i weighed 195 pounds. today on the scale i weighed 277.6. this is with recent weight loss efforts. four months ago i weighed 316. i am having a horrible time keeping myself motivated now. it seems every time i start getting where i w... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:42:59 EST Planet Fitness I'm a member of planet fitness and would love a gym partner or two! I usually go to the Newark location but am willing to go to the Riverfront location too. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:09:03 EST Sorry I've been MIA! I've had a very stressful personal issue that has taken up all my time and energy. I've actually been working out a bit, but not posting. SarahLove has requested to become a Team Leader, so I have made her co-leader. I'm hoping to be back on a more regular basis, but she is willing to do the Leader job, so welcome her!! Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:42:54 EST Hello I just joined Spark People today. Never heard of it before. But a friend at work suggested it and I must say it looks promising. I have been doing weight watchers off and on for 8 years. I have lost 80lbs only to regain it. I am hoping this will help me stay motivated and lose it all once and for all! Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:37:19 EST Hi all! My name is Tami. I moved to the Camden area about two months ago. I have been Sparking 2+ years, currently maintaining. Still getting acquainted with the area but liking it very much. Grew up in the Mid-West and, after living in the West and South for a few years, this feels a lot like home. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:48:27 EST hi, i am new here hello, I have been on spark people about a week. I just decided and to have enough courage to create my spark page and go on the message boards. I am really a shy person. I ordered the spark activity tracker and I have been really enjoying it, I have been walking every chance I get plus going to physical therapy, including my home exercises as requesting by my orthopedic surgeon and my therapist. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:29:35 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Sep 2013 19:27:37 EST hello i am new here hello my name is Tammy, I am new here, I am obese and been overweight since my teenage years. You could say, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I am physically and emotionally tired of looking like I do (obese). I need to watch what I eat in small portions and exercise. Simply Put. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:59:42 EST New to Spark and the team My name is Maritza, right now I live near the MD line in Newark , new to the group- working on my health and weight- I was 285 at my highest and weighed in at 236 last week- still struggling - I have PCOS which as some of you know makes it hard to loose weight, but I am determinded to do so:) Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:40:46 EST hello i am new here at spark people. I just signed up for spark people today. I just could not commit to a weight loss program till now. My name is Tammy and I have been obese for at least 23-24 years. I have medical issues that revolves around my obesity: . hypertension, hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, arthritis and depression are most of my diagnosis. Now I am motivated for my weight loss journey. Just keeping my motivation is the key tom success. Tue, 6 Aug 2013 12:01:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:53:15 EST hello new to spark people hello, my name is Tammy. I weigh 330 pounds. I have been obese since I was a teenager. I am tired of the way I look. I am tired of carrying around this excess weight. I have medical problems that interferes with my weight and all my Dr.'s say I need to lose weight. Its like I don't already know that. I look in the mirror and I don't like what I see. I need to change my lifestyle habits to form healthy habits. I need to lose 175 pounds to meet my goal weight. I am starting off with small chang... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:45:54 EST hello new to spark people hello I am new to the site here. let me share a little about me and why I am here.I am very obese earlier this year my doc told me that I was pre diabetic. I somehow got my A1C out of the danger zone because I lost a few pounds. but unfortunately I gained it all back and then some. I seriously took a reality check and looked in the mirror and I did not like what I saw. I was always overweight or obese. Now I am telling myself I have got to do something because it is affecting my health. Sleep... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:09:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 30 May 2013 16:07:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 30 May 2013 15:29:35 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 13 May 2013 20:44:14 EST Chattiegirl Chattigirl was a long time friend of mine. Her last post was just over a year ago when she lost her battle with leukemia. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known and she did so much to help so many. I don't know how to get her site taken down. Rip J.T. Mon, 13 May 2013 16:57:35 EST Hello out there! Hello Delaware Sparkers! I am Cindy, one of your new leaders, and I am hoping we can revitalize our team. Would everyone take a few seconds to reply so that I know how many members are still actively checking in with the team? Thanks so much, and I look forward to getting to know everyone! Wed, 8 May 2013 14:34:54 EST hello Im new on here!! Tue, 7 May 2013 00:33:49 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 4 May 2013 20:08:43 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 13 Apr 2013 19:51:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:59:33 EST Gym recommendation Hi everyone! I went yesterday and toured a few gyms but am still undecided. Anyone out there go to Fusion Fitness, 1614, or Planet fitness in Newark? Likes? Dislikes? Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:26:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:54:59 EST From Milton Hi all I am from Milton 29 y/o I have been off and on SP for sometime I have never been able to stick to a diet or exercise plan. I have a lot of weight to lose so this time I must stick with it. I work overnight at a local hospital so the eating 3 meals and 2 snacks gets pretty hard switching from night and day. Was looking for other over night workers to help maybe see how they switch back and forth. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 03:34:33 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 2 Feb 2013 22:39:33 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:04:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:10:34 EST Introducing myself :) Hello! I just joined Spark People today and I'm still trying to figure it out. I didn't even know I was joining, it just sort of happened! I live in Newark and work in Elkton, MD. I'm married and have 2 small kids. I never seem to find time for myself, but I really want to lose weight so I can run around and play with my kids! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:43:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:29:37 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:49:04 EST Hello! I'm Tamra from Lincoln We're "transplants" from NEPA, moved here in July. A huge adjustment for us.... we've never moved away from friends & family before. I'm not new to Sparkpeople.... I just haven't been paying attention. :) <BR> <BR> I'm ready to (try to) put myself first and make some serious changes in myself. I'm hoping to start a few conversations and we can chat about the good things we're doing for ourselves in the New Year. <BR> <BR> My hubby and I celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary on Christm... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:54:37 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 2 Nov 2012 05:04:17 EST Del State Gym Members Hey everyone! Doesn't seem like people check this much but I figured I would try... <BR> <BR> I'm a graduate student at Delaware State University in Dover. I just signed up for the school gym and would love to find an accountability partner to meet at the gym. I want someone who is willing to stick with "appointments", who is positive and encouraging, and who is just willing to be a partner! <BR> <BR> I plan on using the gym for swimming (accountability not needed this this), Zumba class... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:10:10 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:20:34 EST New to Spark People Hello everyone, I am new on the site. I am learning alot of useful information of a healthy lifestyle . I am 39 and weigh way over 300 lbs. I am highly motivated to get on the right track of losing weight. But to keep that motivation. is hard to do for me. Once I start, I fall flat on my face and I dont want that to happen again. I want to be successful this time around. Any helpful advice/tips on keeping up the motivation is greatly appappreciated. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 02:52:18 EST Newbie here Hello all, I am not a stranger to Sparkpeople, but I am new to the forum and I really have started to reinvent my fitness and wellness habits. I live in Harrington with my wonderful husband Brian and I look forward to sharing info and tips with you all!! <BR> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 13:25:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:43:41 EST New to the DE team Hello all! I discovered SP through another website online and it was great to see a FREE weight loss tool available to all. Looking forward to learning how to use all the stuff on this site. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:06:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:54:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:32:29 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:18:54 EST Intro Hi all, this is my second time around Spark, tried it a few yrs back, and lost interest quickly, hoping this time it will stick. I live in Sussex county near the beaches (lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey). I have a dog I walk twice a day but need to do more in way of exercise to get healthier and drop the weight. <BR> <BR> If you have a dog and live close by & want to do the upcoming 'Bark and Boards' a boardwalk walk with your dog let me know, I think it's Oct 6. <BR> <BR> Good luck. Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:59:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:54:08 EST barthpepper Hi I'm new to Sparkpeople. I looking forward to using this program to help me reach my goals with your support. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:22:09 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 5 Aug 2012 12:44:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 5 Aug 2012 11:16:38 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 2 Aug 2012 14:44:42 EST SparkBeach Day Which beach? <BR> Cape Henlopen <BR> Rehoboth <BR> Dewey <BR> Tower <BR> Bethany <BR> <BR> What day of the week? <BR> Mon <BR> Tues <BR> Wed <BR> Thu <BR> Fri <BR> Sat <BR> Sun <BR> <BR> I would love to have a Spark the Beach day!! Please reply with the beach you prefer (and I know there are more ... just write in if you want a different beach) and the day of the week. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:15:09 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 4 Jul 2012 19:23:55 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:49:27 EST Smyrna,Kent County Delaware Hello my name is Jackie and Im making tomorrow the first day of the rest of my life,I have to I can't take feeling like this anymore..Is there anybody on SP that live in Smyrna and are willing to walk? Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:30:58 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 2 Jun 2012 01:00:08 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 15 May 2012 08:27:36 EST Delaware Trail Challenge Hey all, I just wanted to see if there was anyone else on here intending to complete the Delaware Trail Challenge this year or maybe you have completed it in the past and feel like reminiscing :) <BR> <BR> My gf, her mom, and I have started knocking them out as of two weeks ago...having completed three so far :) <BR> We just hit Lum's Pond last weekend...the registration paper says that the trail is 6.9miles...whereas the website says 7.1miles...and the park itself has listed that it is ... Wed, 9 May 2012 17:56:38 EST Dover workout buddy Hello everyone, I am in Dover and am wondering if there is anyone who is interested in working out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the morning. I am lacking motivation and believe that if I had a workout buddy I could get started. Thanks Wed, 9 May 2012 17:20:11 EST Delaware Marathon 2012 Hi! <BR> I am part of a relay team participating in the Delaware Marathon May 13th. <BR> <BR> Just wondering if any other Sparkers are participating?? Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:42:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:35:09 EST Leaderboard A big shoutout to the March Leaderboard top 3!!! <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>237</em> <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>319</em> <em>314</em> <em>186</em> <em>182</em> <em>57</em> <em>312</em> <em>217</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> DERIDER63 <BR> CHATTIEGIRL <BR> PLMITCH <BR> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:46:38 EST Team Goals I want to add some Team Goals, and am looking for input from the team. <BR> We have as goals now: 8 Glasses Water/day; 15 min Exercise/day <BR> <BR> Possible additional goals: <BR> 3-5 Fruits/Veggies <BR> 8 Hours sleep <BR> <BR> <BR> Anything else?? <BR> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:59:27 EST Mall Walk Always looking for someone to walk the Christiana Mall in the AM. Any takers? <em>9</em> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:35:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 8 Mar 2012 12:48:44 EST in Milford, DE Hello everyone. I am new to Sparkpeople. I have joined because I need to get control of my health again. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 16:46:45 EST Need some advise Hello spark users, <BR> This is jane, I lost 12 lb. in last two months by just limiting calories. <BR> Now I have started cardio exercise 60 min twice week and also reduced calorie intake from 1200 to 1000, still not losing any weight. It's been 3 wks and no change in weight, though I'm eating only healthy food. <BR> Is something missing? I'm still 20 lb. overweight. <BR> Please give me some advise. <BR> Thanks. <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:29:28 EST bicycle riding anyone?? Hi everyone! I just joined this team. I am from Millsboro, De and I like to bicycle and bicycle tour. I am trying to form a team to ride in the Tour de Cure this year in Easton Maryland in May, 2012. This NOT a race, it’s a simple ride – a Bike a Thon. There are many mileage routes to choose from, 10, 15, 25, 55 and 100 mile routes. This is a GREAT activity to get into shape, and its fun too!! I am diabetic, I had a heart attack last November, and I have a few other health issues also,... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:45:15 EST Just getting started with Spark, Sussex County Hello everyone, I am trying to get into better shape after not doing anything all winter. I had a heart attack the Monday after Thanksgiving; I have not really done much since then. I love to bicycle, both on and off road. I live in Millsboro and love to spend time at the beaches. I am working on getting fit for the yearly Tour de Cure; it’s a bicycle ride fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. I try to ride it every year. Last year I rode 50 miles, I am shooting for at least... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:21:02 EST Introduction Hey, <BR> I just joined today and am very happy to have found this site. I can't wait to have healthy habits. I live in the Newark/Bear area. I am also a student at the University of Delaware. I am looking forward to learning more. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:11:26 EST Not new, just starting over Hello, my name is Tammy and I need to lose at leasr 150 pounds to get healthy. I am not new just starting over I lost my information a couple months ago. I just had an endoscopy and the dr said most of my problems are because of my obesity. I have gerd, acid reflux. I hope to get reaquainted with the members of the community and hoping to find some spark buddies that I can share my motivation with. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 23:01:41 EST New to Spark and New Castle I'm definitely inspired to lose weight this year and keep it off. I hope to find someone or more than one person to workout with and meet new friends. I'm originally from IL, so Delaware is definitely a little bit different. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:08:25 EST hello i am new here i just joined spark people about 1 hour ago. I am learning alot about healthy eating and exercises. Don't know what to really type because I am nervous, I have never been apart of an online community before. I need to lose alot of weight, over 100 pounds. I joined some teams but some of this seems so overwhelming to me. This website looks so inviting in some ways and so intimidating in other ways. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:09:36 EST Wilmington Indoor Co-Ed Volleyball? Hi everyone! I came across a site for Delaware Sports League and they are hosting an indoor co-ed volleyball league on Sundays from 2/12/12 through Sunday 4/8/12, I believe around 4pm. It's open to those 21 yrs and older and it costs $45 per person. This includes a team shirt (with whatever team name we choose, and color, etc.) It doesn't say how many required for a team, but it does say a maximum of 20 and it's 3 games played each Sunday, at all times at least 2 females have to be on the... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:44:54 EST Hello, I am new to SparkPeople Hello everyone, I am new and I am kind of shy and don't know what to say but I have been to the Dr recently and the only thing they could tell me was that I need to lose weight.I have heard this many times but this time it really "hit home" . I know I need to lose weight. It's extremely hard for me. I want to make a difference in myself its just going to take some time. I need encouragement, I've got some motivation. I hope that Spark People is my smart move towardsmy goals. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 16:50:47 EST New to Sparkpeople Hello all, I live in Newark close to the University. After being stuck at home with 3 little kids for almost 3 years, I'm now ready to make a change and shed off all those baby weight pounds and tighten my body. This year is a year for making changes to my lifestyle and making a better me. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:26:08 EST new to sparkle! hello everyone i am new to sparkle! i am a college student in delaware trying to lose weight and get myself healthy. i ahve about 40 lbs to lose support me and i will support you! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:04:23 EST Hello! Hi Everyone! My name is Susan and I live in Bridgeville. I'm married with 2 children. My daughter turns 13 in 2 weeks. I can't believe I'm going to be the mother of a teenager. I'm determined to lose this weight by June. I want to go to the beach with my kids and not be embarrassed to wear a bathing suit! My biggest issue isn't eating well, but motivating myself to exercise. <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 19:48:31 EST I Finally Joined Today Hello! I have to lose this weight, I say it every year. But every year another 10 pounds sneaks up on me. But this year no excuses for me I am taking it off! Fri, 6 Jan 2012 14:37:01 EST Delaware's Ranking: SparkAmerica Fitness Minutes Hi, gang! <BR> <BR> So, I've been on SP for about a year now, and I haven't really been too active on message boards - something I'm hoping to change, because I'm thinking I might need to get some group support so I can lose my last ten pounds to get to goal. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I was putzing around on SP (which a person could honestly spend a lifetime doing, it's so feature-rich), and on my fitness tracking page, I noticed this "SparkAmerica Fitness Minutes" thing on there. It's been there ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:19:07 EST Happy new year! Hope everyone does well with their goals in 2012! Happy New year! <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:59:19 EST A New Perspective I am new to and to the Delaware team. I reside in Dover and look forward to interacting with everyone. I began my new perspective on life yesterday by exercising and refocusing my priorities. I woke up this morning and felt like I was on top of the world! My motivation and determination to be more healthy is running high. I don't want to falter-even when stressful situations arise. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 07:12:12 EST hello I am new I am brand new to spark people. My doctor told me I had to lose weight for health reasons. I found this site searching the web. I have been on spark people for a few hours now getting to know the site I find it very useful. I need to lose 100 pounds + . I am at 325 pounds and I want to lose at least 10 - 12 pounds by my birthday wich is Feb. 28 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:08:53 EST Newbie Good morning everyone, I am from Middletown. Today I made the choice to start dieting....again. I need to lose more weight than I care to think about. However, I think I'll go day by day and do my best. I know that I have been overweight for a few years now and last year when my husband took me to Mexico I swore that I would lose some of the weight before I left...guess what? I didn't. Now we are looking to go to Jamaica in a few months and not only haven't I lost any weight since last ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:54:25 EST New from Hockessin Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm from Hockessin and I need to lose about 20 pounds. The problem is I love to eat. Interestingly enough I love to exercise as well. I work out 5 times a week but obviously that isn't enough. I need to cut back and I'm having such a hard time. I resolve to eat healthy when I get up in the morning and by afternoon that has gone out the window. Right now I have been trying to keep busy so I don't eat in the evenings. Thu, 8 Dec 2011 16:17:05 EST Hello to Spark Delaware. I am really looking forward to sharing fitness activities and information with other Spark members. I am currently the Director of Training at Club Fitness in Rehoboth Beach, DE. I have been involved in fitness for over 50 years of my 64 years of age. I was the first trainer hired at the old Golds Gym in Rehoboth over 14 years ago. My wife Barbara and I had just retired after 30 years from the Kent County Maryland Public School System in Chestertown, Maryland and retired to the Delaware beach... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:43:21 EST Does anyone go to Club Fitness in Dover/Camden? I have started going to Club Fitness and am wondering if anyone goes? I started taking some classes (Zumba, Bodypump). Always looking to have more activity partners. So if anyone goes there, let's meet up! Sun, 4 Dec 2011 15:55:45 EST Introduction Hi! My name is Donna and I am back to Spark after losing interest a year or so ago. I did another weight loss program and decided to give Spark another try. I'm hoping to stay motivated this time! And to also make more time for myself to exercise! <em>306</em> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 15:13:32 EST I'm back!, again. Hello again. <BR> <BR> I took a little break nursing some injuries. I had surgery during the summer and just as I was ready to get back on track I was rear-ended in at a red light. As a result I got major seatbelt burns and whiplass-I was hit at 40 miles an hour. Chiropractic care is taking good care of me and I need to get those neck muscles back in shape. <BR> <BR> So here I am, back again, and ready to roll. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 06:24:08 EST A mother of 2 boys in her late 30's Hi my name is Paula and I am very avid in loosing my weight. Right now I am in a rut, but I am determined to get back on track. Was wondering if anyone knows how or where I could train for a marathon? This is a goal of mine before I turn 40. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Paula Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:05:45 EST Hello my name is Vanessa I am new to sparkpeople and looking forward to meeting new people who are working toward the same goals. Sun, 16 Oct 2011 17:28:34 EST Hi, I am new I started spark and lost 10 pounds, but then I gained!!!! Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:26:17 EST It's just me hi! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 15:20:11 EST Running Group Who would like to be part of a 5k running group in the Newark area? Sat, 24 Sep 2011 22:15:43 EST TRYING TO GET MY MOJO BACK! Hello I just joined Spark because I need help! I lost 80 lbs last year and I have gained back 15 lbs!!! OMG! I refuse to gain this weight back PLUS I really want to reach my initial goals so I am already loving this..but HELP! Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:23:05 EST Need a gym in NCC Hello everyone. I am in desperate need of an affordable gym. I currently belong to Planet Fitness at the Riverfront. I am not fond of it. It is my fault---but my available workout time is everyone else's available workout time. So it ends up crowded when I go. It is also a high school reunion that I don't want to be a part of. I am very self conscious and not proud of the weight I have put on myself. <BR> <BR> I am looking for other affordable suggestions. I live in Stanton. <BR> <BR> Than... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:11:24 EST JUST GETTING STARTED! Hello Team Members! I have just been introduced to this site and so far I love it! Looking to lose about 30lbs, today is day ONE! Excited that you all are here on this journey with me...TGIF everyone! <BR> Nicole Fri, 2 Sep 2011 12:54:51 EST Gym for teens Hi all! Does anyone know if any gyms in our area other than the YMCA allow teenagers? My daughter really wants to join a gym with me, but I don't know if any allow teens. Thanks in advance for any input! Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:12:29 EST walking @ the mall On a two day streak walking @ the Christiana Mall with my new Spark Workout buddy. <BR> Join Us one and all! Mall opens @ 6:30, we start about 7:30. <em>306</em> <em>48</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:35:11 EST walking @ the mall I made a friend here on SparkPeople and now we are workout buddys! We've been walking at the Christiana Mall in the AM. We are on a two day streak. All welcome! Mall actually opens @6:30 we start at 7:30. Come on out! <em>244</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:39:53 EST a work out buddy/ supportive friend hey all ! i am really looking to get back on track so Im putting myself out there! i need a local friend to work out with ! Alll of my friends are naturally skinny and dont work out. Please help i need someone ! Mon, 8 Aug 2011 13:35:19 EST HelloTeam Delaware I just wanted to introduce myself to the Team. I am a 53 year old, married woman, who needs to lose about 60 pounds. I am going to try and due it by October. With your help and encouragement, I hope I can. <BR> <BR> Thank you for letting me join the Team. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:40:42 EST I'm new! Hey there... Jeri here... <BR> New to Delaware, and new to SparkPeople! I'm excited to see results and get connected! Hope everyone is doing well. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:38:52 EST Lets do this thing Hello, My name is Brian, I was on spark a few years ago, and lost 30+lbs during that time. But since then personal things have happened and gained that weight back since then. Well Im back and ready to give it a go again. I now live in Townsend/Smyna area and am a member of Anytime Fitness. Thu, 7 Jul 2011 10:38:21 EST A little help for a newbie please? I am new to SparkPeople and feeling a little overwhelmed with all the great tools and information. Any tips, and advice on how to simplify and get started would be much appreciated:) THANKS! Sat, 2 Jul 2011 12:28:23 EST family dinner idea HELP! Hi, I'm new and I am looking for dinner ideas for my family for the weeknights.. I noticed on sparkrecipes a lot of meals include "diet" like products if you will, but I am not sure if this is suitable for a 2 year old... any ideas for meals for a family that are pleasers I welcome :) <BR> thanks greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 10:54:49 EST Mom finding herself again Hello my name is Jenn, I have a 2 year old boy, and over the last couple of years focused only on my child and lost myself along the way. I am new to sparkpeople, and I'm interested in meeting some new people and maybe finding a walking buddy. I work in Georgetown in the circle, and I live in Greenwood. Sun, 26 Jun 2011 08:56:41 EST Workout buddy Greetings all...I am in search of a workout buddy..I have a membership to Planet Fitness and I don't mind walking or jogging at the local parks...I am in the process of changing my eating habits so I was looking for someone in my same boat so we can motivate one another...please contact me if i am speaking about you. <BR> <BR> In His Service, <BR> <BR> Jennifer Sat, 25 Jun 2011 01:37:47 EST Hello :) Looking for support "friends" Hi! I'm looking for some friends to offer support and motivation :) I am just getting back into the spark people stuff. I had identical twin boys 8 weeks ago and I'm dying to get rid of some of the weight! I started at 224 pounds last year and lost weight... got down to 192 lbs then got pregnant w/ twins. . . I had the boys 8 weeks ago and I'm now at 187 lbs..... I'm really going to try to lose 2lbs a week (I want to shed the last 30 lbs!!) I'm nursing both babies and that should be helpi... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:10:28 EST Hello from Sussex Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day-new to Sparkpeople, but not to trying to lose weight and get in better shape. Any ideas are welcome! Thanks Sat, 11 Jun 2011 19:01:11 EST Hello NCC Hello All, Rob here and I'm in Newark. Hoping to lose 50lbs. I'm a frequent walker at Glasgow Park, work out at the Western Y. Tue, 31 May 2011 13:02:23 EST Hello There! Hello all, my name is Justine and I live in New Castle County with my son and daughter. I joined Spark so that I can find ways to get rid of this pooch I had since my daughter was born. I wanted the kids but not the belly fat, so I'd like to remove it the natural way instead of getting lip or a tummy tuck. Fri, 27 May 2011 14:35:55 EST I'm back!!! Hello, I joined the site sometime ago but with kids and everything else life piles on, I have not been consisted. Since there are simple not enough hours in a day, I find it hard to joggle. I have tried "quick fix" diets such as "the three day diet" "the grapefruit diet" "the special K diet" but nothing has worked (partly because I always seem to cheat). I am 28, about 5'6" and weigh 172.8 lbs (as of this morning). Based on my doctor and gym staff, I am overweight. I should be between 140... Fri, 13 May 2011 19:08:00 EST Hello I'm from New Castle Hi Everyone, My name is Joycee, retired as of 2005, married to a wonderful guy for just 50 years. During my spare time I read and do many crafts, most of them for charity. Hope to hear from you all soon, hugs, joyceee Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:15:33 EST Hooping! Hey all you Delawareans! Here is a link to a fb page ... the newest craze, hooping for weight loss! One of my friends has lost a total of 5 inches off her waist/hips combined. She has been hooping for about a month. <BR> <BR> Check it out if you are interested, here's the link: <link><BR>sk=messages#!/InstantKarmaHoops </link> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:50:14 EST hey hey, everybody in kent county! i am a new member who just discovered this awesome site. i think i love it. my goal is to just get healthier. good luck to everyone in their quest for a better life. talk to you soon. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 10:33:47 EST Hello All Just started losing weight with my husband and been 'eating healthier' since March 12th. And this week I started working out feeling better. Taking it one day at a time. <BR> <BR> Irene Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:13:10 EST Team Hope Walk 5/15 Hey everyone, I wanted to know if anyone would be interested in participating in the Team Hope Walk on May 15, 2011 with me. A friend of mine suffers from Huntington's Disease and this walk is for Huntington's Disease. I am going to talk to her family to see if they want to participate, but I wanted to come on here as well to see if anyone's interested in walking with me. It's for a cause that hits home, so it means a lot to me. <BR> <BR> The walk is on a Sunday morning and it is outside ... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:29:55 EST Dover area runners/places I'm starting out training for a 5k I signed up for in June and I'm first of all looking for a location. Right now the neighborhood's not cutting it! I currently have a walking/running buddy, but I'm honestly not sure how long that will last (on her end) LOL. So I'm also interested in looking for determined companions in the area. I'm looking to walk/run week nights. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on locale? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:32:47 EST Roller Skating? Would anybody be into going to the Christiana skating rink some sunday night? <BR> They have adult skate from 8-11. Mon, 7 Mar 2011 19:56:34 EST New Here! Hey Everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. I just joined the site today! My name is Meagan, I'm 27 years old and I live just south of Dover. Hope to get to know some of you!! Sat, 5 Mar 2011 14:37:50 EST Introduction Hi, I'm dropping in from Texas to tell you about great opportunites for exercise in your great state of Delaware. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g-off-the-beaten-path </link> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 11:05:39 EST New... Hello everyone! I live in Bear, DE...and just joined this site today. I lost almost 30 pounds a few years ago, but have gained it all back :-( So now I'm trying to get back on track and lose it again! I just joined Planet Fitness in Newark...does anyone else go there? Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:27:35 EST New... Hello everyone! I live in Bear, DE...and just joined this site today. I lost almost 30 pounds a few years ago, but have gained it all back :-( So now I'm trying to get back on track and lose it again! I just joined Planet Fitness in Newark...does anyone else go there? Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:25:22 EST Hello! Hi, <BR> I'm Dina, I live in the Pike Creek area. This is my 2nd time at SparkPeople. I bought The Spark last week and have read about half of it so far. It is inspirational, and I certainly need to be inspired!!!!!! Looking forward to meeting my Spark neighbors!!! Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:23:56 EST Any Sparkers in Smyrna--Snap Fitness? Just wondering if any of my Smyrna neighbors out there work out at Snap Fitness! :-) Sat, 5 Feb 2011 10:59:09 EST Hi I'm Dawn from Bridgeville I've just learned about this site from my cousin in florida. this is really cool. I work in Salisbury and in the beginning of january we started a biggest loser contest. I'm down 6.8 lbs from then, even though it won't reflect on this site. That's ok, I plan on having alot more losses to post on here. I hope to be a frequent poster on here. I think we can all help each other out, we're here for the same reason, right? I've started the couch potato to 5k program this past week, as of today I w... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 10:17:33 EST Quote of the Day Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. <BR> Matthew Arnold Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:37:53 EST Okay, let's do this!!!! Hey everyone - new to sparkpeople, not new to weight loss... I've had some good success, and I only have twelve pounds to lose before I hit my goal! So close I can TASTE IT! But my body seems to have hit a plateau - hoping I can "fine tune" what I'm already doing and get that final bit OFF FOR GOOD! <BR> <BR> Anyway - figured I'd be social and say "hi" and introduce myself - always happy to meet people to stay motivated with! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:54:50 EST Dover Area/Snap 247 gym Hey all! Was looking for a work out buddy in the Dover Area that goes to SNAP 247- I'm really having a hard time getting my butt to the gym, I need some motivation! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 22:34:57 EST Hi Everyone We are stationed at Dover AFB and live in Magnolia,I work in Milford. I'm hoping to make some friends with other moms here in Delaware who are interested in outdoor activities like hiking and kyaking. <em>213</em> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 07:37:49 EST Hello I just joined Spark People a few minutes ago and got an email asking me to introduce myself. Here goes. I live in Newark, DE with my husband and 7 year old daughter. I really want to get fit and set a good example for my daughter. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 21:37:45 EST Long Neck in Sussex County Hello Everyone. My name is Cindi and I live in Long Neck ( Millsboro ) Today is the first day of my new life !!! I am so excited !! The first day of my food plan has really excited me. Everything on the plan is already in my cabinets and fridge. I have a question though about the excercise plans. I have RA, FIBRO, and Osteo. I am not sure what the best excercises would be. If anyone else out there have physical limitations I would really appreciate any ideas you may have on how to burn calor... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 14:19:14 EST stay at home moms hi i'm new to this site and been workin out and eating healthy for two weeks now i hope i succeed this time and i wish u all the best of luck Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:27:37 EST Hiiiiiii ! New to Spark ! Hello everyone ! I am Meg from Middletown ! I am new to spark and looking forward to what I am about to start! I am a college student and I am ready to get my life back on track ! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:56:35 EST Lindsey in Delaware hey all! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:56:13 EST Newark Reservoir? Hi all. I live close to the Newark Reservoir off of Papermill Road. Does anyone go jogging over there? Its beautiful and generally less crowded than Glasgow's park - but a bit windier. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:16:37 EST Hello from Delaware I am excited to be part of this community. I am ready to stop putting on pounds and start taking control again. I want this to be more than a New Years resolution - but a life style change I can be proud of. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 10:39:40 EST Hi Sussex County Hello there I live in Seaford, De and would like to know if there is anyone who is looking for a walking buddy. I am trying to lose weight and just cant seem to get there glad I found this web site ANyone interested please write me thanks Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:43:08 EST How to get on track Hello everyone, I've been really procrastinating with meeting my fitness goals. Just finished 5th semester of grad school, one more to go but desperately need to get with the program. I'm willing to join the team but really don't know what I'm doing. At times I feel a little overwhelmed with all the information. I'm open for advice, suggestions and support. <BR> <BR> danlump <em>303</em> <em>303</em> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:22:37 EST March for Babies 2011 Hi!! I wanted to check and see if anyone is interested in participating in the March of Dimes March for Babies in Newark this upcoming May! <BR> <BR> The date is Sunday, May 1st, 2011, the course is 5 miles through downtown Newark and it is a walk. <BR> <BR> I've already signed up, but I want to see if anyone else is interested and maybe we can form some sort of team, or we can just all go together!! <BR> <BR> If you want to check it out, go to <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 11:51:46 EST Greetings All! Greetings to all! Im so happy to have been told about SPARK! Im hoping with your support I will be successful in my lifestyle choices when it comes to food and exercise. Im excited to be welcomed by all and will be here for you and your journey to a healthier you! <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> Sherrie Wed, 8 Dec 2010 13:31:48 EST Delaware Marathon May 15, 2011 Good morning to all DE sparkers. I would like to know is anyone interested in doing the DE Marathon? Registration starts Dec 15th. I am signing up to do the half marathon, it will be my first one. <BR> <BR> Also, I live in Middletown and would love to meet Sparkers in DE just for unity and support. Sun, 5 Dec 2010 11:36:19 EST I am excited about starting my weight loss program Just wanted to say "hello" to everyone! Wed, 17 Nov 2010 20:47:40 EST I am doing it!! I have been overweight my entire life. I did lose weight about 7 years ago and was around 200 lbs. The way I did it was far from the healthy way though. After a life altering breakup I put on 135 lbs in a year. About 6 months ago I decided that it was time to lose weight for myself and not for anyone else. Especially not for a man! So far I have lost 45 lbs but I have a long way to go. I found this site while surfing the internet. I liked some of the stuff I saw so I am going to give... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 21:07:38 EST Hi, I'm Sweepy Um, I guess I will be in your 50lb + group!! I have to say, I love this site! It has helped me so much already, just keeping track of what I am eating, and what are the consequences of what I am eating :-) I have already lost 6 lbs! Although I have been extremely vigilant on journaling for the past year, I was more guessing, than having actual numbers for calories, carbs, proteins, ......since I can actually SEE what I am eating and where it falls, I have actually had some control for once. I... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 22:29:22 EST Middletown, De Still looking for others in the Middletown, DE area. Are there any out there? <BR> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 12:33:14 EST Check-in/D Discussion Starting a new thread here. This is just to check in, say hey .. ask for help .. whatever ... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 23:53:18 EST Hello Everyone! I'm new to Just trying to figure the site out, learning how to track my nutrition. Today is the first day that I did the daily total, and I realize that I didn't eat enough (go figure!) which might be why I had such a bad headache towards the end of the day. <BR> Anyway, I'm glad to be taking the first steps towards a healthier life, and look forward to getting to know some of you out there! <BR> Fondly, <BR> Mimi Sun, 24 Oct 2010 19:27:29 EST Hi everyone ~ fertility drugs/post baby weight Hello, My name is Kristan and I am 35 years old. I gained about 80 lbs with the help of fertility drugs/post baby weight./laziness lost some weight already but am hoping to lose another 59lbs this year. I am so excited to find this website and I am looking forward to using it. Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:11:19 EST Glasgow Park Sunday afternoon? Anyone interested? Since tomorrow is suppose to be paradise at 72* I was wondering if anyone wanted to go for a walk with me. I would like to try the whole loop, its 2.75 miles, but I haven't done it yet. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested even in 1/2 the loop, I would be up for that too! Let me know, I was thinking about 1pm? Could do later like 4pm? <BR> <BR> I will have my two boys with me, one in a stroller (4yo) the other on bike (9yo). So if you have kids they are more then welcome to come, or even if ... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 17:57:26 EST Blue Hen hello! Hello, I am a proud Blue Hen! I am actually a very non-traditional UDel student! AND I am also a single mother of two boys! I have recently joined the UDel Healthy Hens and am looking for some great partners to workout with! I am looking for openminded people who don't mind me bringing the kids (they would be riding their bike and in a jogging stroller!) and would could handle my lack of exercising skills! LOL! So if your interested please message me! :) <BR> <BR> ~Leanne Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:17:51 EST looking for accountab ility...a two way street <BR> Hello to all. <BR> <BR> My Name is Brenda, am a single mom of a wonderful daughter who just turned 17 and is a Sr. in high school. We live in Delaware. I found spark people several years ago (my member since date is 2007, I think) although I really don't remember signing up. I have visited casually several times in the last few months (since August when I turned 40). Almost like window shopping...looking and reading, wishing I could be "like them"...all the while knowing that I can be,... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 16:58:26 EST Hi Everyone!! I'm a 28 year old single mom with at least 50 pounds to lose. I look forward to getting the inspiration and motivation I need by using SparkPeople and I can't wait to get started!! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:14:45 EST New to spark Trying something new to lose weight. Would like to get in shape for a wedding in January. Sat, 25 Sep 2010 07:53:57 EST Leah891 =) wuts up everybody im a 21 yr old female trying to get my body in shape, i just came home from 6 months of a christian based rehab for alcohol =) im excited to start my new life but i need new, positive friends so please hit me up and dont be shy i love to meet ppl and make friends. i came to spark peopl for some extra support and information while im trying to get healthy, im really interested in meeting people going throught the same stuff as me b/c it makes it easier when you know your not ... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:41:17 EST Turkey Trot 5k 11/20/2010 Hey everyone! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I wanted to see if anyone is signed up for or is interested in participating in the Turkey Trot 5k run with me on Nov. 20th in Newark! I'm new to running and as motivation I signed up for the run about a month ago. I'm definitely interested in finding others to go with me! As I said, I'm new to running so even if I finish last, I don't care, it's the point of going and doing it! <BR> <BR> Registration is $20.00 and you can go here to sign up: <BR> <... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:18:22 EST Working towards the ultimate goal A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided that we would attend Carnival on the Caribbean island of Trinidad next March (2011). Not only would we attend but we are going to participate! I don't know how many Spark People have been to Trinidad Carnival but the costumes are typically a skimpy bikini with feathers and/or beads! There was no way I was "playing Mas' at my current fitness level or weight. It's been years (14 to be exact) since I went to carnival. I was 60 lbs lighter but to be fair,... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:15:50 EST Close, and not soo far away! Hi everyone! I moved from DE to PA about 10 years ago, but no that far - we moved from Newark to Landenberg! About 10 miles from our old house. I still do a lot in DE, mostly shopping. I just joined the local Y - Southern Chester County YMCA in Jennersville, about the same as Kirkwood Hwy, but my kids can go & see their friends. Started on a new fitness program, starting a new class tomorrow to help keep me on track, getting started on SP and I AM GOING TO DO THIS! Hope you all have a marvelo... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 14:56:01 EST Mud Run Hi, is anyone planning to do the Delaware Mud Run? Here's the link: <BR> <BR> I'd love to do this but you need a team of 4 and I only have my friend Kelley and me. Tue, 7 Sep 2010 22:52:39 EST Hello Hello, My name is Reenie and this is my first time trying a program to loose weight. All my life my weight has been like a roller coaster. When I was younger it came off quicker, but always managed to creep back on. I am finding I can not loose weight now and am hoping to get a strong support system by joining this site. Has anyone found a particular part of this site helpful? I look forward to hearing back from members. Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:53:35 EST HI SPARK FRIENDS Hi everyone, My name is Christy. This is my first day on the spark nutrition program. Already Ive had my breakfast and 2 glasses of water. Im feeling upbeat. For the first time in a long time I'm excited about food for the right reasons. I mean... honstly... how good is peanut butter when you can actually have it. haha !! so many times I've told myself I can't have this or that... Well I was EXCITED to see peanutbutter on my toast this morning. Im also excited to meet new spark peop... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 10:08:45 EST Hi Everyone, I'm new to the site.... Hi , I am new to the site today, my name is Tina. I have approximately 50 lbs to lose and could sure use some friendly encouragment along this journey. Hope to here from some of you who are on this same jouney! Tue, 24 Aug 2010 14:36:19 EST Newcomer to spark people Hi! I'm new to Spark People. I'm 35 llbs overweight and am sick of it! I'm ready to focus on healthier habits! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 15:05:55 EST Hello Everybody My name is Mike and I live in Newark. I have been on Spark for a few weeks now, and absolutely love being here. I'm an active person, but had been losing my battle with the scale for a while. Since joining Spark, my progress has already improved and my motivation has increased. I just wanted to say hello, and I'm looking forward to being part of the team!! Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:51:20 EST HI!!!! Just wanted to say Hi to everyone! I am on day 3 and so far feelin great! I am looking forward to hearing from everyone, making friends, and workin thru this together!! <em>244</em> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:35:10 EST Delaware 5Ks Here's the Races 2 Run link for Delaware if anyone's looking to up their fitness for charity. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 08:53:20 EST MAKING A CHANGE IN MY LIFESTYLE Hi my name is Shelley and I have no idea what to write right now. Can you become my friend and help me? I'm looking for encouragement and ideas on how to lose ??? pounds and keep it off. Hope to hear from you soon. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:15:19 EST Milford... I am looking for some walking partners. I need someone who will be able to start walking between 5am and 7am. <BR> <BR> Patricia Sun, 27 Jun 2010 07:23:28 EST Planet Fitness Newark? Does anyone go here? I have a membership, but rarely go, now I'm looking to get back in the habit of going, but I wanted to see if anyone else here goes and is looking for a work-out buddy!! :) Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:49:23 EST Hi my name is Cassie! Hello there! I just wanted to introduce myself to anyone that is interested and say that I am a fun girl that is really interested in being a runner. I think it would be the best thing for my body and a great way to finally get in shape! Anyone that can offer advice or maybe that I could offer some insight to as well, just let me know! <BR> Also, my job makes it really hard to keep consistency with eating well and exercising so if anyone has any thoughts on that also, let me know! Thanks! I l... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 18:52:08 EST A New Life Hello, I'm a 40yr old single mother of 2. I'm looking forward to sharing some great experiences and getting some great advice from different avenues. My goal is to lose 60 lbs, but getting started is the battle. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 20:58:22 EST hello everyone! hi everyone, im katy and im 21 years old looking to finally drop some weight but more consistently than in the past, i find it very hard to stay focused and motivated. Sat, 19 Jun 2010 22:37:57 EST Hello from Wilmington! Hello everyone, I'm Leslie - I'm new to Spark People! I'm 45 and I have 50 pounds to lose... well, probably a bit more than that, but 50 is good for a start. I work full-time, have a pet sitting business on the side and go to school part time. You'd think I could run off a few pounds with all that? Nope. <BR> <BR> I'm definitely a stress eater, and because I'm always busy I don't always take the time to eat right - I just eat what's right in front of me! <BR> <BR> So it's time for a chang... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 14:06:27 EST Day 3, so far, so good Hello everyone! <BR> My name is Erica and I live in Claymont DE. I am almost 24 years old, happily married, no kids yet but I have 3 cats that I treat like children lol. I am currently enrolled in the University of Phoenix Online college working towards my bachelors in psychology. Anyhow, I am just getting the hang of the sparkpeople site and so far I am very impressed. There are so many useful resources here! I am looking forward to meeting new people so we can all support each other on our ... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 23:52:47 EST Anyone interested in a pengiun runners of DE club? Hi! I would love to join a running club and do some local 5K races, but I always chicken out because the runners seem so fast and experienced. Anyone else out there interested in grouping up at some races and/or weekly runs and running at a little slower pace? Sat, 5 Jun 2010 06:30:27 EST Hey there! I'm Melanie, 33, starting at 184...hope to at least lose ~30 lbs with the help of SparkPeople. Good luck to everyone just starting, and keep on trucking to those who have been at it for a while. Sun, 30 May 2010 09:31:02 EST Just got started.. ..Milford Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> I just got started a few minutes ago. My husband and I live in Milford with our three children. I am looking for others in the area who would like to do this together. I also have a Moms Group for Delaware. The website is <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I would like to add some outdoor fitness actives for Moms and children on there. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting everyone. <BR> <BR> Patricia Sat, 29 May 2010 09:12:23 EST Hello Dover!!! Im new to spark and Im ready to get started. Ive finally made the commitment although I still lack some motivation. Im the type of person once I see the pounds going down, Ill get obsessed and motivated. Fri, 28 May 2010 09:21:08 EST New to spark. Kent County Female Friends! Hi there. I recently joined Gold's Gym with my husband. I'm looking at loosing 50lbs prolly sometime in October. I dont have any friends in this area, so if you are looking for a workout buddy lemme know! Wed, 19 May 2010 21:41:57 EST Day 1 of the rest of my life. I am a just turned 40 year old mother of 3 that's ready to make some changes. I am looking forward to getting to know people and being part of a network of support. We all have some goals to reach. Reaching them together sounds better to me ! Sun, 16 May 2010 19:44:07 EST Newbie to spark Hello, <BR> I am new to spark but love the website already. It is full of information about the subjects I seem most interested in as well as so many others. I look forward to logging in daily. Sun, 16 May 2010 09:29:07 EST Middletown? Hey everyone! I actually was up in Newark, but I recently moved back down to Middletown and I was just wondering if there was anyone here who lives in Middletown! :) Sat, 1 May 2010 01:37:00 EST DE races Hello all! Anyone doing the Trooper 5K at Glasgow park this Saturday, May 1? Wed, 28 Apr 2010 08:52:58 EST Tai Chi in Delaware?!?! Anyone know where I can take some Tai Chi classes in New Castle County? Mon, 26 Apr 2010 07:30:09 EST newbie my name is donna, i am starting a weight loss program for the billionth time but i am determined this time. i weigh 249 my goal is 150 a hundred pds!!! it will be a long road! any tips or advice i will appreciate Sun, 4 Apr 2010 22:05:54 EST Hello Everyone! I'm a college student from Delaware. A friend from my local church introduced me to SparkPeople back in January. I've only been using the NutritionTracker, but now I felt like it's time to stop being shy and say hello. I've been overweight for my entire life, most of my "attempts" last about 3 days but I've been going strong with SparkPeople for almost 7 weeks. My overall goal is to lose at least 200lbs, but I'm focusing on my first 50 right now. Well, I'll see everyone around the message boa... Sun, 4 Apr 2010 18:51:38 EST 2010 Walk MS - Sussex County Hi all! <BR> <BR> I have formed a team for this year's Walk MS at Baywood Greens to be held May 21, 2010. If anyone in the Sussex County area would like to join the team, send me a message and I will send you the information. It's a wonderful opportunity for some fellowship and exercise while supporting a wonderful cause! <BR> <BR> (I accidentally posted this in the 'Introduce Yourself' forum. Sorry about that!) Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:22:14 EST Walk MS 2010 - Sussex County Hi all! <BR> <BR> I have formed a team for this year's Walk MS at Baywood Greens to be held May 21, 2010. If anyone in the Sussex County area would like to join the team, send me a message and I will send you the information. It's a wonderful opportunity for some fellowship and exercise while supporting a wonderful cause! Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:20:16 EST need help!!! HI! I'm 56 and need to lose weight. Hopefully this will help. I've tried to do it on my own with no success. I had a total knee replacement last oct. and it still hurts and interferes w/my ability to do a lot of exercises. If anyone has any advice I would apprecite it. I walk every day, just can't go that far. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:25:28 EST hello hello Hi! My name is Sarah and I live right aroudn UD. I'm hoping to get in good shape for ym wedding in august, as well and just become a healthier person overall. I've done weight watchers twice now (worked, but couldnt afford it after a while) and now that I have found this site, I think I am in love, lol. Look forward to talking to everyone!! Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:32:01 EST Hi, I'm Connie I joined SparkPeople yesterday and am excited about the information provided by SparkPeople. I think this is going to be a good way to lose and manage my weight. Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:55:59 EST Need Support To Do This Hello everyone my name is Shirley...I am 54 and have been overweight the last 15 years...I can use support from anyone going through the same thing I am...It's very hard losing the weight and I don't have the will power I had 15 years ago...Anyone have any helpful hints... I am open to suggestions and I could use a friend to get through this...Thanks for the chance to get to know you... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 16:49:45 EST new life I am new to this. I am 19 years old and I am trying to lose the baby weight i gained with my daughter. Having he changed my life forever and i want to lose weight and have a new life for myself. Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:33:49 EST Interested in Walking at Glasgow Park? I would like to do a 5K jogging/walking and want to walk with some like minded individuals at Glasgow Park on Tues/Thurs *I'm doing the C25K program and run on M/W/F* I'm looking at around 10ish or after 3 ... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 23:39:15 EST Moved to DE in August 2009 Working out 4-5 daysa week 2 of week are with a trainer and watchign my calories but still having a hard time losing the weight at 45 any suggestions? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:05:34 EST Help!!! - Gaining Weight I just joined SparkPeople 2 weeks ago. I've been watching my nutrition for the last 2 weeks and staying within the calorie, carbs, fat and protein limits. I'm having trouble working out and walking. I don't know how to get motivated. The first week I gained 1 pound and the second week I gained 2 pounds. HELP!! I want to loose weight the right way and not starve myself but gaining weight isn't good. <BR> <BR> My kids have me up around 7 am ( it used to be 5 am). We're busy in the morning and... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 13:07:19 EST FITLESS IN CLAYTON Hello all, I am looking to get my life back on track(pre-marriage). I used to be very active, played soccer, swam, golf, mountain biking. Now the only part of my body that gets any work is my fingers from typing. So I am looking to start at least walking into running & maybe eventually be able to play soccer with my kids. Wed, 3 Mar 2010 12:02:50 EST It's a ReStart! Hi there. I joined Sparkpeople a while back and after just messing around a while I actually got into it and lost 60 lbs. Of course then I found out I was pregnant. <em>79</em> It's been nearly a year and I've been just off again on again on the diet and I gained back about 18lbs that I'd lost from before. But today is the first day of my Diet Redo! I just hope I can keep up the excitement for it and the momentum I feel today!! I really love this page and it's a great help when you're... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 19:19:00 EST Hi All Only a week ago I stumbled upon the Spark book at Amazon and downloaded a sample to my Kindle. I started the program with fast break 4 days ago and I feel wonderful. I've lost a little bit of weight, but the extra exercise and calorie consciousness has given me a big energy boost. And I'm sleeping better. I'm a 75 year old codger determined to live another 75 years ! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 06:00:49 EST Introduction! Hello everyone, I have been on the site checking things out and tracking myself for about a week. This seems to be a great site! Wed, 24 Feb 2010 19:30:45 EST At it again! I am trying to set up more accountability for myself! One day almost down with a lifetime to go! Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:41:27 EST News Journal Challenge Here is a chance to maybe win a year at the YMCA for free... With NJ walking challenge. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/section?Category=WALK </link> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:36:26 EST Ready to try again Hi everyone, <BR> I stumbled across this site today when I was looking on Amazon for a new book. The Spark was listed as one of the best sellers. I figured before I bought the book, I'd give the website a shot. I'm 32 years old and I would like to lose 30-40 lbs. I have struggled with my weight for years and have been on every diet known to mankind. My biggest issue is staying motivated. I know all the things that I need to do, it's just a matter of doing them and sticking to it. Hope... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:49:27 EST Glad to see support in Sussex County Hi everyone. I live between Bridgeville and Seaford. I've lived here 2 years and love it. I am thrilled I lost 2 lbs. in the recent snowstorms. This year I am committed to really getting healthy. I'm glad to join the team. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 07:13:16 EST STARTING MONDAY : ALSO DOING HERBALIFE... Hello! Exercise, diet modification and the herbalife shakes..... a "modified" herbalife plans ( shakes fill me) ... any suggestions, ideas or anyone done something similar? Hoping to lose 10, 20 would be a DREAM.... really need to get back to CARDI, hate running, hope to find some good spinning classes soon.....Lets help each other stay MOTIVATED! Please share motivational ideas!! Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:06:18 EST 5K/10K Run/Walk in Dover Just in case you're interested, I am signing up for the Great Wyoming Buffalo Sampede 2010 5K/10K run/walk on 7/17/10 in Wyoming, DE. The cost is $15 before 7/4 and $20 after that or on day of the race. If you're a member of the Downstate DE Striders and Riders it's $12 before or $17 after and on the day of. Signup sheets were at the Y, not sure where else you can get them. <BR> <BR> Melissa <BR> Thu, 18 Feb 2010 18:35:26 EST Glad to have joined Well, I have found myself at the age of 28 and a weight of 189 lbs. This is the MOST I HAVE EVER WEIGHED. Time for a change. I want to look better, feel better, and be healthier. I have had times before where I gained a few pounds, but I have never had an issue with too much weight...and I don't intend to start now. Just wanted to introduce myself and start the process of undoing what my laziness has created. <BR> <BR> Thanks all. Glad to be here. Tue, 9 Feb 2010 22:15:14 EST finally stopping the madness Finally I've committed to losing the weight.I look to lose 50 lbs. I started using spark right after New Years Eve, so for I've lost 14 lbs and I've never been more motivated. My biggest problem is finding time to exercise and I miss pizza. No I can't eat just one slice, I need the whole pie so for now I'll do without. good luck to everyone Sun, 7 Feb 2010 08:35:37 EST Hi! Hi there, I'm using Sparkpeople to help me focus on losing 10 pounds. My biggest problem is that I like to eat sweets! Especially chocolate. I found that I'm slowly developing healthier habits and I've been working out more, but the scale isn't budging. I'm sure that I can easily deduce why, strength training adds muscle which weighs more than fat...too many pieces of candy during the day...But what I find the most frustrating is actually using the spark pages to track my nutrition and f... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 18:13:33 EST On a journey to healthly living Hi, I am Lynne! I am on a journey to healthy living. I have a lot of weight to lose and I am ready to change my life to invite health and vitality in my life. I am taking this one step at a time. I know this is a life long journey for me and I am ready to do what I need to do to be successful. I do need your help and support however! I have tried to do this on my own. I know that a community can be a great help. This journey can be lonely and hard. There are going to be times that I will wa... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:51:55 EST Hello from North Wilmington Hi!! I am a 31 year old mother of 1- recent cancer survivor- 2 months remission. Looking to get back into shape. Due to my illness I had packed on some weight due to the medications. I have recently lost close to 15lbs and looking to lose at least 50 total. I know it's a hard road but looking forward to getting it done. I am currently addicted to ZUMBA- so much fun. I also do the excercise program on the Wii fit. Looking forward to working towards OUR goal together. Thu, 21 Jan 2010 15:30:18 EST Rochelle85 Hi I am a 24 yr mother of 3. I have a lovely fiance. I live in the state of delaware. I just had my youngest child in June of 2009. I currently have a heart condition and I am trying to lose weight. My kids keep me going but it hasnt been enough for me to lose any weight. It is important that I do so that I can live my life with my family longer. If anyone can help feel free to write me anytime. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:56:28 EST hi im new from newark/p ikecreek im a 22 year old female who has always been thin but this past year gained the most weight i have ever im up to like 150 but always was between 100-115 pounds . hoping to lose the weight soon to feel better Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:51:06 EST Starting over in Sussex County Good morning in Sussex County this is my second time with Sparks but first time with this group. I need lots of help staying with the program so all the support I can get will be so appreciated. Looking to loose 50lbs and get healthy!!! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:59:43 EST 2010 Home Equipment Challenge Beth, a good friend, came up with a good challenge for the group, but before we get started in the specifics we need to get some ground work going... <BR> <BR> So to start, please post what home excercise equipment you have available to you. If you don't have any, but still want to join this challenge...that's all good. There's no need to have equipment to participate. Our goal is to push each other and create some healthy competition so that we can get our butts moving! <BR> <BR> With t... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 06:27:01 EST Hi Spark People. My name is Melissa. I am 22. My New Years resolution is to loose weight . I need all the support I caan get. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:14:21 EST introducing myself hello everybody wanted to say hi and introduce myself. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:42:28 EST 2010 Walk For MS Hey Everybody! I am putting together a team for the 2010 Walk for MS event. The date of the walk is April 17th and it is held in downtown Dover. This is a 5K(3 mile) walk that is lots of fun! <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in joining the team should send me an email so I can share the info and get you signed up. This would be a great way for us all to get together, enjoy some commaraderie, fun and exercise all while helping to raise money and awareness for a worthy cause! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:18:09 EST Hello everyone!! Wanted to introduce myself, I'm not quite familiar with how this all really works. I have some goals that I would like to reach, and having support would be so wonderful and helpful!!!! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 23:15:31 EST Team Sports So I'm reading this article in Prevention magazine that talks about keeping exercise fun.... we've all talked about that. <BR> <BR> It says "A recent study of sedentary British women who attended soccer practices twice a week found that the fitness benefits... trumped those of traditional workouts. BEGINNER'S BLOCK: Thinking you don't have time. OVERCOME IT: Contrary to the common assumption that do-anytime workouts are best, the soccer players in the study showed up for more workouts than ... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 12:56:09 EST New to this group Hi there, my name is Jennifer, I'm from Delaware, I am on this site looking for some weight lose buddies. Just looking for someone to help keep me on track as I will do the same for them. We can communicate by web, email, and or phone Thu, 7 Jan 2010 02:17:43 EST chris from bear hi i am new from bear area, just want to say hello <em>30</em> Wed, 6 Jan 2010 20:27:23 EST i'm ready for change this year hi spark friends. i am mentally ready to shed some weight. however, i have acquired some health problems, in part due to the weight gain, and am very challenged on how to proceed in this unavoidable pain. i am looking for some helpful advice from others who may have won this battle. <BR> <BR> i developed hidrandenitis suppurativa (HS) which is basically sweat glands that are improperly working and become clogged and with friction and sweat become infected creating very painful, huge boil... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 12:04:36 EST Sparkpoints! Post your daily spark points here. The more points you have the better....n did you know that you can get freebies with your points? Visit the SP store for details. <BR> <BR> My points for today 1/1/10 were 4! Just 4 more days till my official weigh in. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 15:43:46 EST 2010 Weekly Weigh In To encourage all of us to do our best, I am creating this discussion prompt. The general idea is to share with your fellow members your progress and look for help and support when needed. <BR> <BR> I'll be rejoining the Shake Shack weight loss challenge on Monday and will be weighing in every Monday. I propose that we shoot for Monday's as our weigh in days to keep it simple. Of course I'd love to hear from you guys too as far as what you are interested in. <BR> <BR> I'm posting my weigh... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 15:42:29 EST 2010 Resolutions - Goals to a New You! SP has a great article with a monthly calendar to help us all accomplish our goals this year. For today 1/1/10 it says to specifically list our goals to help us actually reach them by years end. The article is posted below for your enjoyment. I encourage all team members to take this opportunity to give weight to your goals and plans and write (type) them out here! Let's see where we can take this in 12 months time! :) <BR> <BR><BR>vation_articles... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 15:38:15 EST 2010 will be my year I am excited about becoming a member of Spark People! I have a lot of work to do to lose weight and get fit. I'm sure the encouragement and information that I will receive from the members will be the key to my success! I have a miniature schnauzer that I am crazy about! I work for a school district in a very stressful Human Resources Dept. , at night I am hooked on Nintendo DS Scrabble and watching Ghost Whisperer reruns! And I love to cook and bake! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 13:39:39 EST Hi everyone!! Hi there! I'm Heather and I'm from the Newark area! I just came across SparkPeople today and I'm excited to get started! I'm definitely looking forward to the challenges and getting this journey started! I hope to get to know everyone here in the Delaware Team!! Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:42:51 EST Looking for a mentor Hi, <BR> <BR> Starting again. 45 year old, hardworking mom of 3. Love life, my hubby and God! Need a change of lifestyle badly. Honestly, the part that confuses me the most is WHAT exactly is okay to eat. I would love a mentor, someone who has gone through it or has been doing this awhile and has been successful. It would be so wonderful to have someone help me jump start this journey. <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! <BR> Sat, 26 Dec 2009 20:17:59 EST Hello from Sussex County / Lewes! Signed up for this years ago, decided to actually put to use. I use to get a personal trainer/martial art instructor 10+ (and 100+lbs) ago... I know how to get others in shape, just can't train my self as hard. Would love to find a walking buddy, tennis buddy (got nice new courts in community), or even someone who is into boxing (for fighting or cardio) that needs someone to hold the hand targets! Let's see who is out there! Wed, 2 Dec 2009 19:34:34 EST Hello Delaware! My name is Andrea and I live in Dover (I'm a native Delawarean - not many of us left). I lost about 40 pounds (and kept most of it off) and over the past couple of years I've tried on and on to lose these last 25 pounds without luck. I'm hoping that the encouragement and support from folks who know my struggle will finally get me to where I want to be! I'm trying not to focus so much on the scale, but more on how my clothes fit (too tight right now and wo can afford to buy more!?) and how I... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:06:48 EST New Holday Season A New Me Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> I'm starting the day before Thanksgiving. I can do this Wed, 25 Nov 2009 10:20:24 EST One more time well here I am. my sister told me about this site last night. I was up to 306lbs 2 yrs ago this month and dropped to 250 lbs by June of 2008. My daughter went off to college, I got a promotion and new job, moved from Seattle to Delaware, started drinking beer and eating lots, quit working out (had been running 5k races for fun before moving back east) and have hit the scales at 296lbs this week. Lost 56, found 46, and now gotta lose it all again and then some if I want to live a long healthy... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 14:58:59 EST One more time well here I am. my sister told me about this site last night. I was up to 306lbs 2 yrs ago this month and dropped to 250 lbs by June of 2008. My daughter went off to college, I got a promotion and new job, moved from Seattle to Delaware, started drinking beer and eating lots, quit working out (had been running 5k races for fun before moving back east) and have hit the scales at 296lbs this week. Lost 56, found 46, and now gotta lose it all again and then some if I want to live a long healthy... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 14:55:24 EST Who's up for Glasgow Park this afternoon??? Thursday, October 29... 5:30 p.m.? Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:25:44 EST Hello Everyone Hello Everyone! <BR> My name is Tiffaney and I just joined the sight a couple of days ago. I'm sure like me for years you have been going through the weight loss journey. It is one of the hardest things to do in life, however so easy to gain the weight. This time around I made a goal to lose the weight no matter what and keep it off. Only been apart the group for 4 days and I already see how encouraging this sight is and hoping to make friends on here that could continue to help encourage me... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:53:04 EST Soon in Dover Hello everyone. I will soon be a Dover, Delaware resident. My husband and I will be moving to Dover from Missouri and I couldn't be more excited. We temporarily have been in Mississippi for the summer while my husband trains for the military. We get to go back home in a couple of weeks. After few week stay back home in Missouri, we will be packing everything up and heading to Delaware! I have never even been east of Missouri so Dover will be very very new to me, but it seems like my kind of p... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 01:22:15 EST Hello Everyone This is the first time joining this site on the recommendation of a friend who has lost a lot of weight and stayed on her exercise and eating regimen through this site. Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:29:01 EST JUST EXPLORING I'VE BEEN ON SPARKPEOPLE SINCE 2006 WITH ON AND OFF INTEREST. BUT I HAVE BEEN STEADY WORKING OUT AND HAVE RECENTLY UPDATED BY SPARK PAGE AND LEARNED HOW TO USE A LOT OF FEATURES, INCLUDING LOOKING AT THIS SITE. I AM SURPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE FROM SUSSEX ARE ON THIS SITE. I AM FROM LAUREL, I WORKOUT IN SALISBURY. JUST WANTED TO SAY HI! Fri, 16 Oct 2009 23:05:35 EST Fun Walk & Health Fair American Lung Association is sponsoring a "Walk for Life & Breath Fun Walk & Health Fair", Saturday, November 14 at 8:30, Chase Center on the RiverFront. <BR> <BR> Not sure of all the details (how far is it), but I just joined my team at work. You can register at Hope to see you there. <BR> Wed, 7 Oct 2009 12:02:00 EST Faith4me2 Hello! My name is Linda, im 45 years of age and I really want to live to see my grandchildren grow up and start their families. I want to lose weight as well as tone my body beause of the weight that i have lost in the past. My love handles are starting to dangle and i don't know how to get them up. Let's not speak of the flabby arms. Are there any suggested excerise that really work. Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:54:15 EST California Tortilla: The big day is here! <link><BR>nbox/123e066c7e4885b9 </link> <BR> <BR> I just wanted to remind you that this Wednesday is the big day! (No, it's not my birthday, but I understand why that would be the natural conclusion.) It's actually the Great American Dine Out and it's all very exciting. Ready for the scoop? <BR> <BR> California Tortilla is partnering with Share Our Strength this Wednesday, September 23rd to help end childhood hunger: if you go to any Cal Tort (except f... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 08:43:50 EST Ello Hello everyone, my name is Brian. I live here in Newark/Bear area and currently am a member of the 1614 gym on RT. 40. Ive been on and off of my exercise/diet routine many of times. I heard about months ago and figured I would actually give it a try. After being on here for a few minutes, I am already motivated to achieve my goals and very excited. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Brian Wed, 16 Sep 2009 21:54:35 EST Trying again in Middletown Hi Everyone! I am looking forward to trying to get it right this time and stick to it. Looking for buddies out there who would love to share ideas and support. Thanks! Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:40:40 EST Meet me at Boscov's Wilmington on Wed. 9/14 10-2p Boscov's Wilmington is having a Senior Health Fair - Lots of Good Info will be there! <BR><BR>ov/stores_locations/wilmington.html <BR> <BR> SENIOR HEALTH FAIR <BR> Thursday, September 17, 2009 <BR> 10AM to 2PM <BR> <BR> "We're on the MOVE to end Alzheimer's." --Alzheimer's Association <BR> Purchase a paper pin-up for a $1 donation to the Alzheimer's Association. <BR> <BR> Information & Activities: <BR> -Healthy cooking samplings and demonstrations <... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:07:34 EST Hello Just wanted to say hello, and that I am looking forward to my experience here. I figure as much time as a spend on other social might as well join one that might actually help me with my goals. I am a very supportive person, but don't often ask for help for myself. Single parent, that just recently became that way...and have had all kinds of "drama" in my life this year, and do to that I have gain 15lbs of the 50 I had already lost, this is totally unacceptable! So back on... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:05:32 EST HI!! Hi everybody!!! Sat, 12 Sep 2009 14:45:31 EST New to Newark Hi! I just moved here from Baltimore with my husband, who started his PhD at UDel this month. I work from home...all I find myself starting to feel isolated and depressed now that I'm home alone for most of the day, especially since we just moved here and I have yet to make any new friends :o(. As you all probably know, depression doesn't really inspire one to lose weight! <BR> <BR> So, what I'm getting to is: is there anyone in the Newark area who would be interested in forming som... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 19:11:31 EST new in town well...not really in town, just new to sparkpeople. I am excited and looking forward to meeting new friends who have similar goals! Wed, 9 Sep 2009 22:21:21 EST re-committing I am back. After six months I regained the 30 pounds that I had lost. I am renewing my commitment to get healthy. I know that I can't do it alone and I'm looking forward to getting to know you and hear your stories as well. <BR> <BR> Jill Thu, 3 Sep 2009 10:53:25 EST