SparkPeople Boston Babes Team Messageboard This is a new group to offer support to Boston area ladies who are seeking supportive, fun friends while losing weight and getting happier and healthier together. SparkPeople Boston Babes Team Messageboard The Greenway Just wondering, does anyone run along The Greenway - the park that goes between the North End and South Station? <BR> Does anyone run along the Harborway? <BR> If you do, your thoughts on the runs? Safe? Easy? Scenic? Crowded? Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:08:22 EST Phish fans unite! Hey everyone! Wanted to let you all know I started a new team since I noticed there wasn't already one out there for us phans...come join me if you're interested! Would always welcome new friends and phans to stay motivated onward towards our goals! <BR> Check it out: Phish Fans Unite! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:57:17 EST Jerry Garcia memorial river run 2011 Wondering if anyone in the Boston area is doing this 4.2 mi. run/walk in Cambridge on 7/28/11?? I found out late so not sure if I can still register but am planning on being there if I can. There's Dead music to run to and a BBQ afterwards! I would love to meet up with any fellow Deadheads and team members that will be there! Come on guys :-) Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:28:02 EST Hey there fellow Babes! Hi everyone! I'm a relatively new Sparker (joined in May) and am always looking for new local buddies to help stay motivated on my fitness goals. I have quite a bit to lose and have done pretty good so far. Looking forward to continuing to stay active and reaching my goal. I've started running, just completed my first 5K last week and look forward to more! Im in Everett and would always love to meet up with fellow Spark people for a run or workout! Contact me! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:50:33 EST Liz Here, Introducing Myself Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Liz and I live outside of Boston (dua). I'm currently preparing myself for my first ever real round of P90X. I know that for me if I can get the diet plan down first, I can stick to the program. Eating will be the big challenge. I dont have a high weight loss goal, but I have a high fitness goal, and I really want to get there! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support! Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:37:46 EST getting together I would love to get together this spring with everyone. <BR> <BR> Andrea <BR> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:50:40 EST Anyone else doing the spark's virtual 5k? If so, maybe we could give each other encouragement and maybe even run the final 5k together. Let me know! Tue, 8 Mar 2011 01:23:34 EST March Challenge updates 3/1/11-3/5/11 What did you do today to help you reach your goal? <BR> <BR> <BR> **Today I brought carrots instead of a granola bar for my snack. Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:25:53 EST Question of the day 2/11/11 Do you have a goal for February? Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:08:46 EST Question of the day 2/10/11 What's one thing you love about yourself? Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:01:05 EST Question of the day 2/8/11 What did you do well today? Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:34:55 EST Question of the day 2/7/11 In honor of the Superbowl, what is your favorite sport? Sun, 6 Feb 2011 23:16:54 EST Question of the day 2/4/11 Women who get just 4g of fiber more a day lose twice as much do you get fiber into your diet? Thu, 3 Feb 2011 18:53:45 EST Question of the day 2/3/11 Sometimes getting healthy means trying new things and taking risks. What's something new that you've tried recently? Wed, 2 Feb 2011 21:28:47 EST Question of the day 2/2/11 Hi ladies! Sorry the post is so late internet has been lousy. I hope you're all safe somewhere and warm. <BR> <BR> Question today: What's your favorite vegetable and how do you like it? Baked, raw, sauteed? Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:37:58 EST Question of the day 2/1/11 Who or what is your biggest motivator? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 05:41:25 EST Question of the day 1/31/11 Today's question is more of a get to know each other question. How long have you lived in Boston? Are you a lifer, come here for college or work? Post here and let us know! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 06:11:16 EST Sunday, Monday fine..... then each stressful day proved to be progressively worse regarding my food planning, getting too hungry, and eating too many sugary things. Ended my work week last night with Haagen Daz. Here's to a positive re-do this weekend. The keys will be treating myself with something other than food, like with a massage; it's not a good time for the financial expense but my body and mind can't afford to go without it now ! The equation for me has been stress=sugar=negative patterns....good to know. Sat, 29 Jan 2011 08:16:53 EST Question of the day 1/28/11 Here's your question of the day: What Boston restaurant do you find impossible to avoid even if it's less than healthy? Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:36:51 EST Winter weather workouts It's sometimes hard to exercise when the days are so cold. How do you become motivated for working out in the winter? Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:56:23 EST Northshore Weight Loss Surgery meeting canceled FYI <BR> <BR> Donna Fri, 7 Jan 2011 09:56:28 EST Northshore Weight Loss Surgery meeting canceled FYI <BR> <BR> Donna Fri, 7 Jan 2011 09:56:10 EST Northshore Weight Loss Surgery meeting canceled FYI <BR> <BR> Donna Fri, 7 Jan 2011 09:55:37 EST WLS Support Group this Sat 01/08/11 Hi, <BR> <BR> Are you from the Northshore? There is going to be a support group meeting at The Herrick House in Beverly, MA Sat 01/08/11 10am to 11am. <BR> <BR> Please come and join me. We could all use the support. <BR> <BR> Donna <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:44:12 EST Happy Holidays...and a question First off, happy holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying the season! <BR> <BR> I'm newer to SP and going to be completely new to Boston. I'm hoping someone here can help me *crosses fingers* <BR> <BR> I've been to Boston twice, neither time really exploring the city. I'm moving to Boston next month and have no clue on where to live. I've found a really nice apartment on the water (LOVE water, hence my name) but not sure if it's a good area. Thoughts on Lynn?? Or would you suggest somewhere ... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 02:05:35 EST Surviving the Holidays With cold weatehr upon here in New DEbgland and the holidays fill of food and eating, what plans or strategies do you have to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Or do you for go that until after the new year? Sun, 28 Nov 2010 01:14:33 EST This Weekend Hi! <BR> You have two, 2!, opportunities this weekend to walk around and enjoy art. <BR> One is South End Open Studios. (Also ocurring on Sunday) <BR><BR>ios.html <BR> The second is Free Musuem Day. <BR><BR>umday/ <BR> You need to print out a ticket - good for you and a guest. <BR> Christine Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:49:26 EST Fall Work Outs Does anyone change up their work outs fo fall? <BR> How do you fit work outs into shorten days and colder weather? Tue, 21 Sep 2010 14:24:03 EST Hey! Hey <BR> I just moved to the Davis Square area. I am always looking for walking buddies and such. Hopefully I can make some good connections through this site. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:42:35 EST Hey! Hey <BR> I just moved to the Davis Square area. I am always looking for walking buddies and such. Hopefully I can make some good connections through this site. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:42:19 EST rower, fencer, newbie I'm new to SparkPeople. This is one of my first steps in getting serious about fitness. I'm a rower (WeCanRow Boston) and fencer (Fencing for Fitness). As a focus/motivator for my fitness program I'm training for the CRASH-Bs in February 2011. I'm looking forward to meeting you all online. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 14:29:43 EST Free Ferry Rides to the Boston Harbor Islands this Friday only (July 16th). Tickets are first come, first serve basis. <BR> So get outside - hike around a island, take a swim off of Spectale, see another side to Boston! <BR> <BR><BR>ts_ferrydayjuly.asp <BR> <BR> If anyone is interest in getting a group tgether, please post. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 03:08:17 EST healthworks brookline Any other sparkers at the brookline location of healthworks? If so, do you want to meet up for classes or to work out? <BR> <BR> thanks! Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:43:40 EST Hi everyone!!! Hey girls... looking for some support on this website to help me get the motivation I need. I'm a 22 year old college student in Boston, looking to lose 50 lbs and i'm already 10 down! Add me! :) Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:22:04 EST Free North End Walk April 18th Celebrating the 235th Annivedrsary of Paul Revere's signal lanterns at Old North Church, local author Alex Goldfeld will be playing tour guide through historical sites in and around the North End. <BR> RSVP are required. Sign up at <BR> Walk is 60 to 75 minutes long. <BR> Met at 3 North Square. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:33:22 EST Hello, new to the team Hi everyone. I live in Medford and work in Billerica, and go all over the area. I belong to the BSC and mostly use the Lexington Location. <BR> <BR> I love to take outdoor walks and my two favorite places to walk are Horn Pond in Woburn and Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield. If anyone wants a walking buddy sometime let me know, I'd love company once in a while! Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:43:34 EST Fitness Boot Camp's Happy spring everyone, since summer is right around the corner I am in desperate need of loosing some more weight. I have been looking into bootcamps lately and I am looking to find a good one nearby. I live in Chelsea and work in Wakefield I found 2 bootcamps in boston but I was hopping to find one closer. Has anyone tried a bootcampm in boston any recommendations of a good bootcamp? Wed, 7 Apr 2010 16:35:09 EST Another Attempt for Get Together Happy Easter/Passover Everyone! <BR> After reading this article from Sparkepople<BR>mail/DisplayMessage.aspx?ws_popup=true it sparked me to copycat. <BR> So how about a "Fitness Party"? Somewhere for a healthy bit? And everyone can bring workout video/dvds and magazine (I've got a pile of both) to swap or maybe books & exercise (portable or course)equipment - mats, bands, balls etc to swap. <BR> Some other suggestions? Maybe low fat/low calorie c... Sun, 4 Apr 2010 14:27:29 EST freedom trail this weekend 3/27 Anyone wanna walk it with me? Wed, 24 Mar 2010 14:34:20 EST Bellydance teacher suggestions? Hi Lovely Ladies, <BR> <BR> Do any of you know any good bellydance teachers in the area? I'd prefer tribal style if possible. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:34:02 EST Looking for a fitness buddy... If anyone might be interested I am looking for a fitness buddy that can go through this journey with me...I am new to the area, originally from Savannah, GA. If anyone might be interested...please contact me...Thanks! Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:47:13 EST Hi everyone! Hi there! I'm just getting serious on spark people, so I though I would join this group! Woo! Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:33:01 EST Huddle Hey, Why don't we all huddle next week! I have been doing it, but I haven't seen anyone else! <em>306</em> Fri, 5 Mar 2010 15:25:16 EST Boston Babe Get Together Does anyone want to meet in person, instead of the virtual world and do some fun, physical activity? <BR> Open to all suggestions. <BR> Or we could put together a weekly/monthly challenge on our team page. <BR> Sat, 13 Feb 2010 18:36:26 EST Nice to meet you! Hi! My name is Sarah and I live in Stoneham, work in Boston. I'm trying to lose weight for my Oct. wedding and hopefully even more afterward. Hello, local ladies! Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:17:39 EST BSC GYM: ARBORPOINT@ STATION LANDING (MEDFORD)? Hello, <BR> Can someone tell me what their thoughts are of the BSC gym in Medford, MA? I am a beginner @ exercising looking to get motivated! Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:17:45 EST Whats going on for New Years? k, who is doing what for New Years 2010? Im heading to a party at my friends house. Thu, 31 Dec 2009 12:09:46 EST Merry & Healthy Holiday! and a Healthy & Happy New Year. <BR> To Alll <BR> New and Old <BR> members of <BR> Boston Babes. Thu, 24 Dec 2009 00:51:44 EST Workout Buddy Does anybody have a gym membership to the Planet Fitness in Dorchester, MA? Wed, 9 Dec 2009 23:29:51 EST Surviving The Holidays One holiday down a few more to go. Anyone got a survival tip to share? <BR> Between all the shopping, traveling, baking, cooking, cleaning, wrapping and decorating how do you fit in exercise and resist the goodies and snacking - especially when on the run? Fri, 27 Nov 2009 00:00:33 EST Awesome 30 minute excercise I just did a 30 minute workout with a man that has been a fitness guru since my time and I feel awesome. <BR> All you need for exercise equipment is a simple chair. <BR> He is now 92 years old and in awesome shape <BR> Here is the link for those interested. <BR> Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:43:38 EST New to Boston area Hello, <BR> Just moved to Medford, MA. I'm 3.3 miles for the North End (a very bad place for dieters). Fri, 9 Oct 2009 10:57:21 EST Hello Hello <BR> My name is Ann and I am very glad to be here. Thu, 8 Oct 2009 16:59:31 EST The Beach Finally, a good weahter weekend and no committments. Great time to hit the beach. Tahnkfully I went to a family freindly beach so I saw all ages and bodies and didn't feel insecure. <BR> I went to log my swimming time on My Fitness. <BR> Did you know 20 minutes of the breaststroke burns over 300 calories? 20 minutes of General Swimming burns 190. <BR> What are your favorite activities at the beach? And do you track them on Sparkpeople? <BR> CMB Sat, 15 Aug 2009 22:20:29 EST 2009 Half Over With June ending this past week, 2009 is half. I know, hard to believe. How is everyone doing on their goals? <BR> Were you able to stick to an fitness plan this June with all the rainy, gray days. The lack of sun shine made me feel sluggish and down pours kept me inside. I just couldn't seem to force myself to the gym consistently this past month. <BR> ANyone have any suggestions for conquering the gray, raining days blahs I have no energy? Sun, 5 Jul 2009 00:48:53 EST Brand New Hi everyone! I just joined the team a few minutes ago. My name is Lisa, I live outside of Boston on the South Shore, though I often stay with my boyfriend in Waltham. I enjoy the Sox, getting out for a good show, doing crafty things with a sewing machine and of course, Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be supporting a local team and I hope we all get along great! Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:10:33 EST Tennis in the Boston area Hi everyone. Do you guys have any suggestions for places to play tennis? I guess either a racquet club in the area, or just courts to go and meet people who play. Any ideas would be great! Thanks! Tue, 9 Jun 2009 14:09:00 EST Summer Like Weather How is everybody going to spend this weekend with the great weather? <BR> Any outdoor activities planned? <BR> I'm heading over to see the Puma Ocean Challenge boats. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 01:29:32 EST Another Warm Weekend! How is everyone spending it? Sat, 14 Mar 2009 02:08:49 EST 1st Month of 2009 Okay, January has ended and the weahter miserable. Have you stayed on ocurse with your diet and excerise? If so, any tips on doing so when the weather makes you incline to stay indoors where it's warm and the day darkes earlier.. <BR> I haven't made it to the gym with any frequency. And am bummed about it. Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:08:46 EST One Small Change What one small change are you planning or thinking of making this month? <BR> <BR> I plan on adding the treadmill to my gym routine. In the past I found it hard on my knees but with 30+ lbs lost and I am willing to try again. I will start off at a slower running pace for a shorter period of time. I do interval trainer - walk-run repeat. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 20:04:55 EST Gals - when do you work out? get your hair done? Just wondering when everyone has time to work out, and do the things that us gals WANT to do. <BR> How do you balance/choose getting your hair and nails done vs. working out with limited free time? <BR> <BR> I have created a survey online. Please take it in your free time, and feel free to forward to other Boston area gals. Email me if you have any questions: <BR> <BR><BR>c0zomsgiBADjAWEiwrVZg_3d_3d <BR> <BR> Thanks in a... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 14:22:45 EST Any affordable pilates classes around Boston? Hi everyone. I recently moved to the Boston area and I'd like to get back into pilates, but everywhere I've looked is crazy expensive! Does anyone know of a good pilates studio that's not too pricey? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:52:26 EST New to team Hello everyone. I'm new to the team but not new to sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:44:51 EST Yoga Health Festival Sep. 3 <link><BR>stivalsBoston.php </link> <BR> Please check out this event happening on Sept. 3rd it is a great event for beginners or the advanced. I am from Chicago and I am a volunteer for this organization. thanks, regards Patricia <BR> Namaste <em>135</em> Thu, 21 Aug 2008 10:54:41 EST Local Hiking and Walking Spots You can find outdoor open spaces for hiking at<BR>85ICFRArHgodwEaXWQ <BR> <BR> some of my fave spots: <BR> Lake Cochituate trails in Natick - send me a message if interested in going here <BR> <BR> The Blue Hills in Milton it is a short enough hike for kids, dogs are allowed on the trails, and there is a free area at the Trailside Museum adjoining it with animals like a sea otter and ducks etc. that the kiddies like (no dogs allowed in the Trai... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:26:51 EST Gyms I belong to Gold's Gym in Natick. It is very affordable ($40-50 per month). Its not too fancy but it has pretty good selection of equipment and the hours are great. Do you belong to a gym in the area and how do you like it? Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:21:22 EST 20 Questions About You Hi welcome to Boston Babes. :) My name is Debbie. I would love to learn more about everyone on the team, so I made a list of questions that I thought might help to spark some conversations (all questions are optional of course!). <BR> <BR> 1. Name: <BR> <BR> 2. Where you live: <BR> <BR> 3. Where/how you work/spend your day: <BR> <BR> 4. Hometown/where you grew up: <BR> <BR> 5. Favorite vacation spots: <BR> <BR> 6. Favorite hobbies: <BR> <BR> 7. Favorite music: <BR> <BR> 8. ... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 09:00:32 EST hello Hello all, <BR> my name's Esther and I joined again today. I'm on my way on loosing 20 pounds by July. I would love to lose 10 by my birthday in April. <BR> <BR> Let's do it Wed, 2 Jan 2008 18:52:32 EST Happy Holidays! I am new to SP and wanted to introduce myself. I am looking forward to making a positive change in my life and having people to share my experience with. I grew up in South Boston but recently moved to Malden so if anyone is in this area, send me a message :) Wed, 26 Dec 2007 16:26:08 EST Any BSC members out there? Hi <BR> Looking for a BSC buddy to walk the indoor track with - any member out there interested? I go to the Newton one (former Wellbridge)- could consider another BSC if there's an indoor track. Am trying to up my cardio by walking on off strength training days and am finding I do much better walking with someone than alone. Alone, I get bored and stop too soon. Email if interested. Thu, 6 Sep 2007 04:14:37 EST New Move Hello All, <BR> <BR> I just moved to Natick and am getting back on track and back online with Spark People. I just moved to Natick and am slowly learning my way around. If anyone has any advice on great places to explore, I'm all ears. Its hard moving to a new place and not knowing anyone... and with that said, if anyone needs an exercise partner... meet at the Framingham Y or somewhere closer I'm game for that too. <BR> I'd be exercising early afternoon or after 5. Sun, 2 Sep 2007 14:28:23 EST Boston Sparkers Team Hi Ladies - Just want you to know that SP just started geographic specific teams, one of which is for Boston and is called Boston Sparkers. Hopefully b/w Boston Babes and Boston Sparkers I'll get to know this city! Tue, 17 Jul 2007 16:14:58 EST Need local advice Ok ladies... I know we have some shoppers out there. <BR> <BR> My sister is coming to visit a week from tomorrow. our sole goal is to go clothes shopping for her. She has some of the same difficulties that I do with being large-chested and not being able to buy dresses, etc. That's compounded by the fact that she's 10 years younger than I am (making her 19). So I want to have a list of places to go while she's here. <BR> <BR> She wants to go to Target just because they don't have one. And w... Thu, 28 Jun 2007 21:30:46 EST How's Everyone Doing with the heat? Everyone remembering their water? and sunscreen? In these temps, we can't afford to miss either! <BR> <BR> Everyone take care of yourselves! Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:14:36 EST SUMMER CHECK IN Summer is starting today. I just want to check in with everyone to keep focused and begin the hot weather challenges. <BR> Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:16:15 EST Lunch next week (April 23-27th)? Here's an experiment...Anyone up for doing lunch next week? <BR> <BR> If your answer is "yes," respond where you are around lunch time and any time/date constraints. <BR> <BR> I don't believe we'll get an amazing 20 person lunch party, but maybe we can do little 2-4 person lunches and talk health (or something more fun)? <BR> <BR> I'm in Dedham, MA and have no time constraints next week. Tue, 17 Apr 2007 19:02:11 EST Boston Organics Just curious if anyone else uses Boston Organics? <em>210</em> <BR> <BR> I've been using them for about a year now. I love their service. For those of you who don't know, if you live in Boston or a few of the surrounding suburbs, Boston Organics will make a weekly produce delivery to you of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. They also have organic coffee, cheese, tea, soynut butter, peanut butter, eggs, and certain bulk items. <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Apr 2007 11:21:29 EST Partiot's Day So does anyone have any plans for this second-most-holy of Boston Holidays? <BR> <BR> I work in Cambridge, so it's not a holiday for us, but I took it off anyways. It's time for a three day weekend! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to stay positive about this whole nor'easter thing. I've got a list of things to do inside the house just in case. <BR> <BR> It seems like I'm never going to put my winter coat away. (Fair enough, it'll be awhile before my spring jackets fit.) Fri, 13 Apr 2007 14:01:32 EST Just opened: Friend's new restaurant Hi all - My friend just opened a new restaurant so pleeeeease go try it! It's called Finz in Dedham, MA and does really nice seafood (with a raw bar) and grille. Reservations can be made on <BR> <BR> Sniffles - They also opened one previously in Salem, MA. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, protein is good for the body! <BR> -Felisa Tue, 3 Apr 2007 10:17:45 EST newbie! Hi! I just joined the group and wanted to say hi I'm from Lynn, Ma but go to schhol and spend most of my time in salem, this seems like a fun Sparkteam to join!! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 1 Apr 2007 21:47:02 EST Good Hiking Trails in the Boston Area Does anyone know any good hiking trails around here? I'm dying to get outside and burn some calories! <em>67</em> Mon, 26 Mar 2007 17:53:34 EST 3 week mini challenge- who's with me? Ok, Hubby and I are going to Punta Cana in three weeks...I went to try on bathing suits at Target yesterday and was appalled. <BR> <BR> I want to lose 5 pounds in the next three weeks. <BR> I am going to add an extra day of exercise into my weekly regimen and try to be active everyday. <BR> <BR> Anyone wanna join me on this mini challenge? I'll check in every other day with progress and weigh in on Fridays. Mon, 26 Mar 2007 15:38:34 EST What "hidden benefits" have you discovered? So, I think we're mostly all here to lose weight and look fabulous-those are the benefits of Spark People that you can see. <BR> <BR> What are some other benefits that you've discovered through SP that others might not necessarily "see" when they look at you? <BR> <BR> 1. I have been sleeping so much more soundly since cutting out some of the junk I was eating and exercising more regularly. I have gotten the best night's sleep these past three weeks! <BR> <BR> 2. Drinking those 8 glasses o... Thu, 15 Mar 2007 10:00:34 EST What gym/trainer do you go to? What's your opinion of the gyms and/or trainers in the Boston area? <BR> <BR> I've been working with 2 trainers at Fitness Together for 2 months now. I love their positive attitude, desire to have fun and interesting workouts. However, they're on the pricey side, so I'm curious what other options are out there. Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:50 EST Fun Poll OK, I'm bored at work and according to Spark I'm supposed to post 5 times this week to the boards -- so here it goes... <BR> <BR> 1. What is you favorite "Good snack?" <BR> 2. What is your favorite "Good meal?" <BR> 3. What is you favorite splurge snack or meal? <BR> 4. What are you most proud of this far in your weight loss journey? <BR> 5. What inspires you to continue? <BR> <BR> My answers are: <BR> 1. I just discovered I love Nectarines, Asian Pears and Pluots -- YUMMM <BR> 2. For quick... Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:23:10 EST Picturing my goal :-) Ok, so my husband and I have rededicated ourselves to losing weight and being more healthy and to give us incentive we booked a summer camping trip on the cape.... Our logic is :Who wants to feel gross and out of shape when you are hiking along the beach. <BR> <BR> we thought an outdoorsy type of activity to look foward to will thwart our desire to over indulge,so tonight when I am catching up on my Tivo programming instead of heading to the cabinet I will glance over at our screen saver of ... Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:19:36 EST What are you doing while it snows outside? My boyfriend is only in town on the weekends so I was hoping to spend V-Day with a few g/f's. However, the roads are so slippery, we decided to cancel. <BR> <BR> I'm at home eating Chinese while it snows out. <BR> What are you doing? <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 14 Feb 2007 18:56:10 EST FDA approves weight loss drug <BR> <BR> I don't think this is a good thing You have to read the article. They have approved so many in the past and people have died. I will do it the natural way. Wed, 7 Feb 2007 19:50:45 EST I Quite Smoking 2 years ago today!!! I just had to shout my accomplishment from the roof tops! Two years ago I quit smoking after 12 years (9 years of consistant hard core smoking). WOOOO HOOO!!! I'm going to get a manicure this weekend to celebrate. <BR> <BR> I wish i could quit food the way I quit smoking.... sigh... Wed, 7 Feb 2007 16:29:55 EST Let's get this SparkTeam cookin' again Alright, I don't get it. This board says there are 76 total members and 57 February where are all the message board posts? <BR> <BR> I know you ladies must know great secrets to local healthy eating establishments, excellent gyms, getting through the winter "blahs", etc. Boston chicks are fun, outgoing and not afraid to say what's on their let's do it! <BR> <BR> Since we're all in the same geographic location, how can we support each other? Tue, 6 Feb 2007 10:20:13 EST sugar free bakery <BR> <BR> This is a sugar free bakery in New Hampshire. I have tried their "new generation" muffins. Most of the kinds are under 100 calories. They actually taste good. That is all I have tried. They have other kind of muffins but have some sugar alchohols in them, which impacts blood sugar. They do deliver UPS! Check out the website! Mon, 5 Feb 2007 21:28:11 EST where is everone located Just wondering where everyone is located here? I am in Swampscott Wed, 31 Jan 2007 09:05:22 EST Healthy Holidays in February Hi Boston - I posted this in another forum and people had fun with it, so I thought I'd put it here, too... <BR> <BR> 15 reasons to take care of ourselves next month. Not sure why this caught my eye, but did you know February is: <BR> *American Heart Month <BR> *International Boost Your Self Esteem Month <BR> *International Expect Success Month <BR> *National Caffeine Addiction Awareness Month <BR> *National Grapefruit Month <BR> *Sweet Potato Month <BR> *Wise Health Consumer Month <... Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:36:34 EST Weight loss is 90% mental This was posted on one of my other teams! Thought I would share it with you. Janet <BR> <BR> <BR> Weight Loss is 90% Mental <BR> FREE DAILY DIET TIP <BR> By Jennifer Gruenemay, ACE-Certified, LifeScript Staff Writer <BR> Thursday, January 4, 2007 <BR> <BR> While a personal trainer is definitely one of the best coaches you can have in your weight loss journey, a positive attitude is also an excellent coach to have in your corner and it won’t cost you anything extra. While the science be... Sun, 21 Jan 2007 17:37:51 EST Its Sunday Hi all! Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is having a great day and you are staying warm! The Patriots are playing in a couple of hours! Any football fans here going to watch the game? Have a good one! Janet Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:45:02 EST Nutritionist Hello everyone! I'm new to this board and I wanted to introduce myself. So hi! I'm live in Watertown and am getting married in Baltimore in December and I'm trying to drop 25 pounds before then. But I really want to do it the right way. I've been using this site for about a month -- and I love it! Everyone is so nice, and the resources on this site are amazing. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I started working with a nutritionist a few weeks ago and it is AMAZING. She is so so smart, and so so down to ear... Sat, 20 Jan 2007 13:59:05 EST Winter has arrived! Alright - I know it's cold. Do you have a plan to make sure you don't let the cold keep you from your exercise today? It's always better to have a plan! :) <BR> <BR> I went to the gym first thing this morning - so I'm all done for today. I'll do it again tomorrow. Sometimes it's easier to just get it out of the way before the weather has a chance to get you down. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day and keeps warm! Wed, 17 Jan 2007 09:02:46 EST Restaurant Recommendation I was thinking yesterday about the whole quandary of eating out while trying to eat healthy. There's a chain of restaurants in the area called Not Your Average Joe's (there's one in Methuen, Arlington, Lexington... I know there are more...) They have the BEST healthy options of any place I've seen in the area. <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd share the thought! :) Fri, 12 Jan 2007 07:53:00 EST I need shopping help! Okay, so here's the deal. I'm in my sister's wedding in May. You can see the dress I'm wearing on my Sparkpage. It's lovely, but I need some SERIOUS under-support with it! (DD's just can't go without!). I have no idea where to go to find such things, sadly (the standard Victoria's Secret type stores don't have anything that would work). Anyone have any suggestions in the north shore/southern NH area? We're having the dresses fitted the second week in February, so I need something before then.... Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:54:46 EST New to Boston and SP Hey everyone, my name is Kate. I just moved to JP from New Orleans. I grew up on the North Shore, but have lived down South for a while now. I'm happy to be back in the Northeast where the environment (on the whole) is healthier. I'm a social worker, and I just started my new job in South Boston. I was at my goal weight in 2004 (of course I didn't think I looked good then, either), the moved down south, fell in love and started grad school. Needless to say, the weight came back with a vengen... Fri, 5 Jan 2007 12:33:52 EST Woohoo I am very proud to say that only after a week on spark I have lost 3.75 pounds! I am so excited! It is a start! Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:15:22 EST trick-or r-treating Anyone headed to Beacon Hill - Louisburg Square for trick-or-treating? I can't wait to go! It is such a scene of decorations, costumes and fun that candy takes a backseat to the fun - I love not focusing on candy!! <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> Sun, 29 Oct 2006 11:23:18 EST new young mother of two! Hi everyone! My name is Jayme,I'm 24 and a mother of two. My husband and I live in somerville.I was born in fort myers florida,where I spent my first half of my life then we headed west out to utah,I moved to boston 5 years ago.I met my husband here, he came to boston 4 years ago from ireland. <BR> I just stay at home with my two boys. I guess I'm down to loosing my last 20lbs.....woohoo! Well there is my little bio! Tue, 17 Oct 2006 17:52:25 EST New to the forum..but u guys are babe-a-licious! HI, Im Michelle and pretty new to SP. Am getting amrried 3-17-07, and although Im new to SP I'm not new to the battle against 30's weight gain! Grr..what is it about turning 30?? I live in Natick, but work in Boston. Am hoping to lose 20-30 lbs before March, but anything I do lose will be a help! Gotta love the strapless dresses! <em>129</em> Sun, 8 Oct 2006 09:38:24 EST new girl here hello. new girl. Just joined the site on thursday. From the south shore area. <BR> <BR> just wanted to say hello. Sat, 7 Oct 2006 16:40:31 EST I'm new today Hi Boston Babes, <BR> Just joined today and am looking forward to corresponding and giving/receiving motivation. Does anyone actually live in Boston? From the mapping, it appears everyone is outside of the city. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> ANEWME25 Wed, 4 Oct 2006 21:07:54 EST New to the Group -Hey how do u add pics?? Hello Everyone- I am new to the group and I do not exactly live in Boston but in New Hampshire just recently and can use some support and motivation and possibly a few good friends along the way. Tue, 29 Aug 2006 00:10:54 EST New..not quite Boston..babe :o) Hey, how are you :o) I'm Beth, I live out in Hudson (but I'm in Waltham a lot, does that sort of count?) I work at a publishing company in Westboro and I want to tone up and get my butt to the gym more often...and maybe eat better too <BR> <BR> Just dropping in to say hi! Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:18:27 EST new boston chickie here.... Right in the heart of the city.. I'm embarking on a whole new journey for a newer healthier lifestyle... that way I don't yo-yo anymore!! Glad to see there are others out there! Mon, 31 Jul 2006 18:18:11 EST Cape Cod today its another sunny hot day. <BR> I have done the hula hoop for 20 minutes... <BR> I also did a 30 minute slow walk with my youngest son... Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:23:51 EST New chick here..! Hey ladies. I'm Sara.. just graduated from Regis College in Weston Ma and am going to graduate school in Providence ( I live in Franklin Ma, though!) I found this team and couldn't resist joining! I just started on Sparkpeople and have already started to see results! <BR> -Sara Tue, 25 Jul 2006 23:23:56 EST any boston college girls/moms/p professionals? i am all three so would love to chat during work with other ladies in boston (or gents, sorry, i forget there are men on here too, they're few and far between). <BR> <BR> i'm 27, finally working at losing the last 30 lbs after a couple of fairly stagnant years (a while ago i lost about 50 after leaving a bad marriage). <BR> <BR> i'm working out and eating whole grains and lots of veggies instead of white flour and junk. <BR> <BR> later! Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:21:29 EST Metrowest Moms Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Metrowest Moms" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Moms in the Metrowest area of Boston trying to reach their goals to have happy and healthy bodies. Thu, 30 Mar 2006 21:02:24 EST