SparkPeople Long Island Team Messageboard A group for Long Island Locals and former Long Islanders! SparkPeople Long Island Team Messageboard Anyone around from this team? Check in if you are! Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:04:30 EST Weather we certainly having an interesting winter! Stay safe! <em>444</em> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 07:04:04 EST member updates Stop by , say hi and let us know how you have been doing! Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:33:24 EST Welcome POOKIE731 as co leader of the Long Island welcome Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:14:36 EST Determined to get healthy... Until the age of 30 I never had trouble with my weight - always between size 3 & 5. After that a combination of depression and fibromyalgia took it's toll - I went from 115 to 230 lbs. 3 years ago after my divorce I managed to lose almost 70 lbs and hold steady at 160, good but not great. In the last year I started gaining that back and now weigh in at 185 again. I've noticed a huge difference in my health too, after losing the weight the fibro and migraines were easier to manage. Gaining... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:52:20 EST Daylight savings..... What are you going to do with that extra daylight? Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:34:17 EST What did you do today to reach your goals? So far have had 40 oz of water and a super healthy breakfast. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:47:32 EST Living in Florida until April Hi Long Island I live in Long Beach most of the year. Just started this program. I bought a spark tracker,love it, helps to keep me motivated. If you haven't tried it you should. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:11:45 EST Blizzard How has everyone held up through this cold and snow? Jan 2014? Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:01:21 EST Blizzard How has everyone held up through this cold and snow? Jan 2014? Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:00:32 EST any LIers still active As the weather starts to leave winter, was just wondering if anyone is still interested in this LI spark team. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:03:04 EST Sandy aftermath Hey everybody... I've haven't been on here much lately but I wanted to check in and see how everybody was doing post Sandy. I hope you and your families are recovering and that life is getting back to normal. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:23:46 EST Post Sandy, Post Nor'easter, Present LI Sparkers Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I think I posted once or twice last year when I found this team and was so excited about joining. I have done really well physically and weight wise since that time but found ways on my own to exercise. <BR> <BR> But, since Sandy hit full force and changed our coastline, parks, homes etc, I have not done anything physical other than cleaning up, helping others clean out/up, and shovelling. I just returned home after power was finally restored. <BR> <BR> I know... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 16:56:29 EST hope all is safe! storm will be here tomorrow, so far my parents had an evacuation message on their machine & lipa called to say if they go out could be 7-10 days. Lol what do they mean "if". They aways go out in heavy storns Sun, 28 Oct 2012 15:19:03 EST This Diet Loser Isn't Losing Weight <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098276 </link> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 06:04:37 EST Sort of New to Spark HI Trying Spark again but this time looking for Spark Users to help me on this journey. Would love to find more folks closer to home too! Looking forward to finally kicking this fat to the curb! <em>249</em> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 16:22:23 EST Welcome DAASTORR Welcome to the Long Island team! I hope you are finding everything OK. Feel free to look around and take a minute to tell us a little about yourself. Best of luck with all your Spark goals! Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:04:29 EST Lazy weekend I had a lazy weekend this weekend. I went and spent the weekend with a dear friend of mine and I had all the intentions of going out and running and cycling and doing all my normal weekend workouts, but good food, good wine, great conversation lead to late nights and early morning laziness. I'm not going to beat myself up about it, but I am going to get back on track this week! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:00:48 EST Welcome ALEXA112284 Alexa welcome to the Long Island team! Please take a look around, introduce yourself when you have a chance and feel free to ask any questions. Good luck with all of your Spark goals! Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:10:48 EST Welcome MIKI43TRANSFORM Howdy MIKI43TRANSFORM and welcome to the Long Island forum. Take a look around and feel free to add to the board. Questions, comments, whatever! When you have the time, please take a minute to stop by and tell us a little about yourself. Good luck with all of your Spark goals! Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:17:44 EST Hello Long Island! I was born and raised in Freeport and was living there until a little over a month ago before I moved to the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida. Even thought Florida is my new home, Long Island and New York will forever be in my heart. This is my second time around with sparkpeople. The 1st time around was a over 3 years ago. I was only interested in losing weight which I did (about 15lbs) but was doom due to a demanding job that had me working varying shift which would have me coming in morning... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:35:39 EST Welcome JGCZERW1 Welcome to the Long Island team! I hope you find everything you need here. Feel free to look around and ask any questions. When you have a moment please take a minute to introduce yourself. Good luck with reaching all of your Spark goals! Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:40:10 EST Newbie in suffolk Hey everyone! Long story short, had gastric bypass and trying to lose the last 40ish lbs. This is harder then losing the initial wt. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you! Have a kick a$$ day <em>334</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:40:59 EST Wedding and buying a house! I wasn't sure I would ever see the day, but it is finally here. I am getting married next month AND we had our offer on a house accepted! It's going to be a crazy couple of months but we're doing it! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 11:00:21 EST End of the Summer Run Series So last night was the last race of the State Park Summer Run Series. I had a pretty good race (5 miles in 42:43) but I am always sad when it is the end of the season. 8 races for $65 and it includes refreshments after every race... you can't beat it. I'm not sure when my next event will be, I got closed out of the town of Hempstead Triathlon so maybe the Carl Hart duathlon (cycling and running) in October will be my next one. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 10:49:12 EST Welcome KMCCREADY2 Hi there! I just wanted to welcome you to the Long Island team. Feel free to look around and ask any questions. Also when you get a chance please take a minute to tell us a little about yourself. Good luck reaching all of your Spark goals! Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:22:15 EST Welcome CHRISSY82603 Just wanted to say hello and welcome to the Long Island forum. Feel free to look around and if you get a chance take a moment to introduce yourself. Best of luck with all of your Spark goals! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:01:35 EST Riverhead Rocks triathlon Event Power LI is putting on their inaugural Riverhead Rocks triatlon on 7/29. It's an Olympic distance tri with the standard distances of 1500m swim, 40K bike and 10k run. This will be my first triathlon at that distance. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:11:11 EST 5K at Belmont Lake State Park There was a 5K at Belmont Lake State Park yesterday. I ran the race and finished in 25:06. Not my best time but considering the humidity I am happy with it. Only two more races in the summer series to go, next week at Robert Moses and the following week at Jones Beach. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:09:59 EST Long Island Summer Run Series Hempstead Lake 4K Going to be a hot one today, at least it is a short race. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:36:22 EST 5K race at Caumsett State Park Tonight is race 4 of the Long Island Summer Series. A 5K at Caumsett State Park on a nice flat loop. Hoping to beat last years time! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 09:45:44 EST Welcome RADAZZLE! Welcome to the Long Island team. Please take a minute to look around and also to introduce yourself. Best of luck reaching all of your goals! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 09:44:45 EST Drive In movie at Overlook Beach Town of Babylon residents, there is a "drive in" movie at Overlook Beach this weekend, $10 per car load. It's a good time! Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:57:03 EST Welcome MPMIFSUD! Welcome to the Long Island team! Please take a moment to introduce yourself and feel free to take a look around and ask questions. Best of luck with all of your Spark goals! Tue, 29 May 2012 11:53:55 EST Welcome LUNAGURL3! Just wanted to say welcome and hello! Please take a moment to introduce yourself and feel free to poke around and ask questions. Good luck with all of your spark goals! Mon, 21 May 2012 16:56:07 EST Welcome BALT64 From one 64 to another, just wanted to say welcome to the Long Island team. Please take a minute to introduce yourself and feel free to look around the boards and ask any questions. Good luck with all of your goals! Mon, 21 May 2012 13:52:36 EST Welcome SPARKLEMBERS! Just wanted to say hello and welcome to the Long Island team! Take a minute to introduce yourself and feel free to check out the team. Good luck on reaching all your goals! Thu, 3 May 2012 09:13:15 EST Long Island Festival of Races this weekend! The Long Island Festival of Races is this weekend. It includes an expo, a pasta dinner, and several races including a fun run for kids, 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon. I'll be running the half marathon on Sunday morning. You can check out the info at Tue, 1 May 2012 09:47:23 EST Welcome GRILLDADDY AND ITALIANQT819 Just wanted to say welcome to the Long Island team. Please take a minute to introduce yourselves and feel free to look around and join in. Good luck reaching all your goals! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:34:57 EST Summer Run Series Registration for the State Park Summer Run Series is open now until May 16th. You can sign up on It is 8 weeks, each week a different race at a different state park starting the first week in June. If you don't want to commit to 8 races you can sign up for tier 2 which is 4 races. Note that there are no day of race sign ups this year. The cost for the full 8 races is around $60 (not a bad deal considering a normal 5K costs $20 - $30 for one!) and they have refreshments af... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:46:47 EST Welcome WINGSONME! Welcome WINGSONME to the Long Island team! Please take a minute to introduce yourself and feel free to look around. Good luck with all your goals! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:37:44 EST Mini Mighty Man Triathlon This weekend I'll be taking part in my first triathlon. It's a super sprint held in the Nassau Aquatic Center and surround area. 400m swim in the pool, 6 miles on the bike, 2 mile run. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:58:05 EST Where to bicycle on Long Island So now that the weather is warmer I am trying to get outdoors on my bicycle, mostly to do training rides in preparation for the triathlons I have signed up for. Problem is that I cannot find a safe place to ride my bike. I sent away to the DOT for a map of bicycle routes and so far I've tried two routes that are on there... one is the service road of the LIE which believe it or not was not too bad, but there are a couple of intersections (DPA and the service road for instance) which are dic... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:38:26 EST Kings Park 15K I am doing a 15K run in Kings Park on Saturday 3/24. Another new distance for me, I've never done 15K before... I've done longer though so the distance shouldn't be a problem for me. Kings Park is hilly though and I am definitely used to flat so that will be different. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:33:59 EST Welcome WILLBFITLEELEE! Welcome to the Long Island team LEELEE! I hope you find everything you need here and if you don't feel free to start a new topic or ask some questions. Best of luck with all your goals! Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:39:41 EST Calories in the form of snacks... So I'm seeing a trend in my eating habits. By trying to stay within my caloric intake allotted for the day I find that I'm under eating on my meals and just adding a bunch of snacks to fill that hunger I get. Anyone think that's weird or it's fine as long as I stay within the "limits". Tue, 6 Mar 2012 19:09:42 EST Intro Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm from Nassau county, and what a beautiful day it is today! I've just achieved a personal goal of working out for at least 30 minutes a day for 30 days. My body hurts! But it feels goooooood! =) I'm going to see how long I can keep it up. <BR> <BR> My next goal is to be at least 40lbs lighter by September for a friends wedding. <BR> <BR> Best success to everyone on their goals! <BR> <BR> Cheers to our successes! Mon, 5 Mar 2012 11:08:07 EST Welcome PWNZOR! Hey there! Welcome to the Long Island team. Take a look around, make yourself at home. If you get a chance take a minute and introduce yourself and if you have any questions feel free to ask! Mon, 5 Mar 2012 11:04:39 EST 25K and 50K Caumsett Park Sunday 3/4 I'm considering doing the 25K. I've done training runs longer than the 15.5 miles, but never raced that far. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:20:27 EST Falling off the wagon? My exercise, not my diet. I've been putting it off the last two weeks. I've done about 1/2 of the workouts that I'm supposed to be doing. I keep coming up with excuses... I don't feel well, I'm tired, I don't have the time, I can just do it tomorrow, etc. Not sure where my motivation went but I need to do something to find it! Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:09:55 EST HAPPY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LONG ISLAND TEAM Hey everyone, My name is Bill and I am from the South Shore of Long Island (big surprise!). Just wanted to let you know that I am very interested in meeting others through this site from LI. If you are interested, just go to my Page and mark me as a friend. I will do the same, then my page will be visible to you. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from people of the team! <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:50:56 EST Welcome GFM2012 Welcome GFM2012! Please take a look around and make yourself at home. Glad to have you aboard! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:48:36 EST Welcome SOUTHSHOREGUY! I used to be a south shore guy myself, now I'm more a middle of the island guy. Welcome to the team, feel free to join in and good luck with all of your goals! Thu, 9 Feb 2012 16:30:36 EST Welcome ELKAST! Hello there ELKAST! I just wanted to say hello and welcome to the team. Feel free to look around and join in the conversations. Good luck with all of your goals! Tue, 7 Feb 2012 09:47:47 EST Welcome NOELGYPSY Just wanted to say hello and welcome to the Long Island team! Feel free to look around and add to the conversation. Good luck with meeting your goals! Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:28:59 EST 2012 Fitness Goals Anybody have any? We've had a month to sort out New Years resolutions. If you have any goals post them here and we'll keep checking in for updates. <BR> <BR> My 2012 goals: <BR> <BR> Get my weight down to 180 lbs. <BR> Break 22 minutes in a 5K race <BR> Break 1:50 for a half marathon <BR> Finish my first triathlon <BR> <BR> My long term goals: <BR> Win my age group in a 5K race <BR> Finish an Ironman Triathlon <BR> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:35:11 EST accountability Partner Looking for a person who would not mind an occasional text from someone who is trying to beat the food and winter blues. I just need that extra support right now and can't seem to dig deep enough in me to find it alone. <BR> <BR> Interested??? Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:33:48 EST Fitness buddy near Oceanside, NY Hello all, <BR> <BR> Anyone near me - East Rockaway/Oceanside want a fitness buddy? Looking for a walking partner too when weather permits. <BR> <BR> Let me know and keep up the great work team! <BR> <BR> Lisa Sun, 8 Jan 2012 09:55:04 EST so happy to find this group again I guess it was so long ago that I belonged that I had to rejoin. I have been very active on the 17Day Diet. Am just feeling able to some minor physical activity (long long story). I was a member of bally's and now can't go to my copiague club because it was bought by LA Fitness. so will have to get more creative. just returned from a chair yoga class at Massapequa Library. <BR> <BR> I am so excited that there is a group trying to be active right here on Long Island. <BR> <BR> oh, I hav... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 11:03:41 EST Welcome TRUTHNOW2! Just wanted to say hello and welcome to the Long Island team! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 10:58:45 EST Welcome LILMOUNTAIN Just wanted to say hello and welcome to the Long Island team! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 10:10:15 EST Happy New Year!! Hello Team, <BR> With today being the last day of 2011 I hope everyone is getting their goals in order for the new year....It doesn't matter how long it takes to reach your goal(s) as long as you get there. Just remember, don't make crazy unrealistic goals~you're only setting yourself up for failure if you're unable to attain them. Make easy goals that you can reach~take baby steps. If you create goals that you know you'll reach it's also encouraging. To change our body we must challenge our... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:13:32 EST Happy Holidays! Whatever you celebrate may it be happy, peaceful, and joyful for you and your friends and family! Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:08:26 EST Been out of town a bit Sorry I haven't been posting much lately... I was out of town for a funeral and busy getting holiday stuff done. I'm back now! Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:07:40 EST Fitbit vs. Bodybugg Anyone have a preference?? Advise?? Thu, 8 Dec 2011 14:36:47 EST Welcome to our newest members! I just wanted to welcome MBRANDAFINO, ESTA1221 and MRSABEL to the Long Island team! Go Strong Island! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:24:11 EST Lovely weather we are having! Get out and enjoy these balmy temperatures! Before you know it the cold will be here so let's enjoy the nice weather while it's here! Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:58:48 EST December races The weather may be getting a little chillier outside (OK, not really but it is SUPPOSED to be!) but that doesn't mean we have to stay indoors. There are plenty of outdoor events still going on. The list below is from the Long Island Race Calendar which can be found at: It's a little hard to read but if you can't follow the mess below check out the website, it is a much cleaner format. <BR> <BR> There is also the State Park Winter run series which are 4 5... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:57:47 EST Any Turkey Trotters out there? I'm planning on running a 5K on Thanksgiving, probably the one at Nissequoque Park. Anybody else going to launch a pre-emptive exercise attack against the impending Turkey feast? Wed, 9 Nov 2011 09:10:15 EST WEEKLY WEIGH IN!! (Starts November 6 2011) I will be starting a weekly weigh in beginning tomorrow. I hope as many people as possible can participate so we can support each other. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Jackie Sat, 5 Nov 2011 19:17:03 EST Lots of 5Ks going on in the coming weeks! For those of us who like to run or walk fall is a great time to get in a 5K. The weather is cooler the air is not so humid and there are plenty of events going on. You can check out the race calendar at <BR> <BR> The Village of Brightwaters Pumpkin Run 5K on the 29th is a great time as is the Halloween Seatuck Owl Prowl 5K Run/Walk on the 30th. There a half dozen 5K races to choose from the first weekend in November as well. I'd love to see some Sparke... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:32:26 EST New Team Leader Here Introducing Myself.... Hi I'm Jackie and I'm a mom of 3 residing in Brentwood. I was just made team leader today so please bare with me. <BR> I just got home from the Lucille Roberts in Commack. Anyone go there?? Just joined earlier this month. <BR> It says that I'm inactive but I'm really not. Since it made me team leader today it claims I was inactive as a team leader. It did the same thing to me in another group where I posted the day before. <BR> Anyone has any suggestions or comments please feel free to send ... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:14:00 EST HI FROM LONG BEACH fairly new to SP...really need to get a boost on my long awaited journey of weight loss..welcome to meeting new people, exercising, tips, comments etc...success stories are great motivation for me....looking ofrward to meeting everyone! <BR> <BR> -valerie Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:45:13 EST 4th Annual Long Island Run for the Warriors This is a great event at Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst. It is a 5K, 10K or 1 mile run/walk. They have a nice ceremony with some veterans and active duty military beforehand, there is a park nearby for kids, some booths, live music, etc. It is a good chance to donate money for a good cause and get some exercise out of it. The link is here. <BR> <BR><BR>asp?ievent=483243 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:07:04 EST Tanger Outlet at the Arches Fit for Families 5K This was a great event that I did this past Sunday. A 5K run/walk at the Tanger outlets in Deer Park to raise money for the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition. It is a good family event and there are lots of walkers for those who don't want to run. This was the third annual, hopefully they will have it again next year. I ran the 5K and got a new personal best, 23:31 which was good enough for 2nd place in my age groupl Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:35:01 EST Question Regarding Gym Workout I just joined a gym. And, I have a question regarding my workout schedule. Right now I can only go Tuesday~Wednesday~Thursday because this is the day they have babysitting. Is this effective at all? Am I waiting too long in between days? Is the days that I'm able to go better than nothing at all? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any advice <BR> Jackie Sun, 23 Oct 2011 18:50:54 EST Hi All Hi fellow islanders..My name is Jill, I live in Nesconset. Just wanted to say hello. Hoping to meet some like minded healthy people. Ive been on and off Spark for years. Hope you all are staying cool today! Mon, 8 Aug 2011 13:28:26 EST Boot camp North Shore Western Suffolk Hi! <BR> <BR> I am looking for a boot camp in the western Suffolk, north shore area. I have found one in Deer Park and another in Babylon that look great but they are too far south for me. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <em>315</em> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:31:50 EST What did you do today to get your body moving?? Let's give some motivation and share ideas on how we exercise every day. <BR> <BR> I will start. This morning I did a Leslie Sansone DVD - five mile power walk for 80. <BR> <BR> What have you done today?? Fri, 8 Jul 2011 08:46:21 EST HAPPY 4TH!!! Happy 4th everyone. Today I will try to stay away from all the salads at the barbecue I'm going to. I will try to limit my alcohol intake as well. Hope you all have a wonderful day. Mon, 4 Jul 2011 09:17:11 EST Anyone up for a weekly challenge??? Doesn't everyone love cookies or chocolates?? Would anyone be interested in giving something up for a week to kick start some nice weight loss?? I say lets give up cookies for a week starting Saturday. Anyone with me?? Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:17:28 EST Checking in from Deer Park Finally found the Long Island board! I was starting to feel very alone here! lol <BR> <BR> To keep it short and sweet, over the past 8 years, I'd lost 100 pounds and for the most part maintained it. Theeeen over the last year I suddenly managed to gain almost 40 back. Oops. (So sad how quickly that can happen, isn't it?) But now here I am, back in the swing of things. Woo-hoo! I feel SO much better now that I'm eating right and working out again. Hoping to make some decent progress b... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 11:36:14 EST Hi from Babylon! Hi everyone! I'm Kristen from Babylon. I just jumped back on the SP/WW bandwagon and I'm hoping to lose 35-40lbs by the end of the summer. One step at a time........ <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 May 2011 11:49:35 EST Is everyone ready for the summer? With the warm weather heating up how does everyone feel about the summer months coming? I know I need to kick it into high gear soon to get prepared! Fri, 20 May 2011 13:43:24 EST Jillian Michaels of Biggest Loser at Citi Field For anyone interested, Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser will be hosting an event on Mother's Day at Citi Field. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>illian_michaels.jsp?partnerId=7D2191-6<BR>G2C5V </link> Wed, 4 May 2011 14:12:38 EST I reached my goal! I did it! I reached my initial weight loss goal! It took me 18 months, but the scale this morning says it is done. I lost 96 lbs. and now weigh 200 lbs. I haven't weighed 200 since 1992! Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:04:52 EST Looking for a workout partner Hey All, <BR> How are you? I have a gym membership with Planet Fitness in Carle Place. As the topic heading states, I am looking for a workout partner who loves to push themselves in the gym and can push me as well. I have aspirations of getting in the absolute best shape of my life. I'm now 189 lbs, and would like to be 220 lbs by next Thanksgiving. I work nights so I can only go in the afternoons, Tuesday to Friday, around 1:30 or 2PM at the very latest. I'm off Friday and Sunda... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 17:04:03 EST New From Islip Terrace I first signed into this website in 2008 but never utilized it until now. I'm hoping to make this my obsession for 2011! Fri, 18 Mar 2011 19:16:48 EST Daylight savings!!! whats everyone going to do with the added daylight? I plan on getting out after work, walking & playing!! :) Sun, 6 Mar 2011 19:41:57 EST NuVal System So today I was reading Newsday and came across an article about the NuVal system which is being introduced in our local King Kullen Supermarkets. Take a look and share your opinions. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t-rates-food-on-nutritional-value-1.27<BR>08437 </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:59:01 EST What made you smile today Hi team, It is important to remember to smile every day. It reduces stress and just makes life more enJOYable. LOL. <BR> <BR> Let's share what makes us happy every day. <BR> <BR> Today I woke up and found that all the new fish we purchased are still alive. That made me smile. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 08:43:57 EST Today I will resolve to....... Which healthy habit do you promise to uphold...for today and hopefully all of 2011. (would like to continue this topic--I find I'm really making progress by doing this and would like others to join me.) Sat, 19 Feb 2011 11:34:14 EST New Kid On the Block (Nassau Cty) Greetings all! <BR> <BR> I want and NEED to get back in <em>33</em> shape <em>198</em> <BR> What kind of work outs are you doing? I think it would be awesome to have a work out buddy. Is anyone interested and getting together for Fitness Sake? <em>213</em> Has anyone joined a boot camp? Has anyone tried Zumba? <BR> Trying to get some feelers out there....reach out and let me know if we can connect...It's time for some ACTION!!!! <em>104</em> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:25:04 EST newbie hi there i am new to this forum, it is great to see that there are people out there in long island on this site!! I am an avid cyclist and skier, and i work out regularly in the huntington area. I am hoping to get my eating under control and lose a few pounds before the spring. Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:54:04 EST Avon Walk 2011 I got a postcard for the 2011 Avon Walk in NYC in October and I've always wanted to do it. Would anyone be interested doing the walk with me? We could form a SparkPeople team and train together. Let me know!! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:12:16 EST Hi :) Jenn from Lindenhurst... Hi! <BR> I just joined from Lindenhurst. I have 25 to lose after previously losing 45 and gaining back 20. That was on Weight Watchers, which for the new year I have left. This looks like a great site - I'm excited! <BR> Anyone doing couch potato to 5k challenge? I'm looking to do that again after having success last time. Also, I like zumba and pilates. <BR> This is a long shot, but for the spring I'm looking to get into tennis. I'm a super-beginner, but love getting out there and wa... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 10:38:52 EST New Year's Blessings To All Wishing You Abundance . . . <BR> <BR> An Abundance Of Good Health, <BR> <BR> An Abundance Of Happiness, <BR> <BR> An Abundance Of Success, <BR> <BR> An Abundance Of Prosperity, <BR> <BR> An Abundance Of Laughter, <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> An Abundance Of Love!!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:54:58 EST Holiday happenings sooooo..what is happening, what is everyone looking ahead to for 2011? What are you planning for Christmas, new Year, general celebrations??? <em>236</em> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:47:15 EST Walk the track / park get together? Anyone interested in meeting up and walking a track in between us or go to a park? I know the holtsville ecology center has a huge track to walk on. Or any high school. Let me know Sun, 12 Dec 2010 18:53:09 EST Newbie in Rocky Point Hey all, looking to form a get together with a gym or walking buddy. If anyone goes to planet fitness hit me up! <em>216</em> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 18:44:58 EST New from Coram... Hello all...been here for a bit but just now getting into the actual site...Im sooo happy to see so many from the island. Stay motivated...xo Wed, 27 Oct 2010 21:52:47 EST Spark Wheel Spin Points Today! 3 Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:33:58 EST New from Selden Hi everyone. I just started using spark people yesterday. I signed up years ago but never really did much with it. I've been on weight watchers for over a year and lost 40 pounds but stalled. Will try weight watchers core but keep track of my calories. I need to lose about 60 lbs to reach goal! I will do it this time!!! Looking forward to making some new friends. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:33:25 EST Sept. Spin Points 5 Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:10:38 EST September Spin Points 5 Wed, 1 Sep 2010 09:40:31 EST Hurricane Earl Just want to let you all know of Hurricane Earl. If you do not watch the weather channel, Earl is projected to track towards Long Island by the end of this week. Even if it's not a direct hit, it will still bring some wind and rain. <BR> <BR> So basically, this is just a heads up. We haven't had a Hurricane direct hit since Gloria in '85. You saw the damage a bad storm can bring back in March. Start preparing now! <BR> <BR> Hopefully it won't hit us, but we have to be prepared. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:20:24 EST August Spin Points <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 11:47:47 EST hi hello my name is Emily and I am looking for a friend I am from suffolk please email me if you too need a friend =) Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:04:36 EST Mid-Summer 2010 Report Just wondering how everyone is doing as we are now half way through this hot summer. <BR> <BR> How is the exercise/weight loss going? Have you been avoiding all the delicious BBQ food, giving in or using portion control? <BR> <BR> Have you been on or going on any vacations, whether it's a daytrip or week long adventure, you care to share with us? <BR> <BR> Let's go Long Island Team! <BR> <BR> Enjoy the rest of the summer, take care and stay healthy <BR> <em>213</em> <em>67</em> <em>29... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:06:23 EST SPARK on Long Island Anyone interested in meeting on Long Island? Please list your preference: Nassau, Suffolk, either. Thanks! Sat, 17 Jul 2010 10:05:18 EST Today I resolve to... Not over eat on the weekends! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 15:44:01 EST Hi from Suffolk This is my 4th time on Spark and my 40 billionth time on a weight loss plan. Let's make this a year of success! Looking forward to getting to know all of you! Sat, 3 Jul 2010 07:35:49 EST 4th of July Plans? What does everyone have planned for the long weekend? BBQs? Fireworks? Beach? Travel? No matter what, eat healthy and get in some exercise! <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>252</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 10:14:07 EST July Spin Pints 2 for me today Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:06:35 EST Losing weight in Deer Park I've been on SparkPeople since September of 2009 and so far I've lost 64 pounds, ran in my first 5K and really have changed my life. I haven't really been using the teams but lately I've been looking to get more out of the site so I figured I would check them out. Greetings everybody! Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:52:00 EST New from Northport Hi! Just joined and getting familiar with the site. I cant believe all this is free! :) I just turned 40 this year and am not in the condition I would like to be in. I am overweight by about 25 pounds and my cholesterol and high blood pressure are just horrible. I am on meds for both and think that's crazy for someone my age. While my genetics certainly are a factor, my lifestyle is making it worse. I eat like crap and don't exercise! I am starting a gym tomorrow thanks to a close friend who ... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 02:52:42 EST Newbie from Holbrook but I'm all over LI Finally found other Long Islanders! I live in Suffolk County, work in Nassau County during the week, and do freelance photography on the weekends which is everywhere. <BR> <BR> My life in a snapshot: house, husband, 3-kids, work f/t in Finance, work p/t as Photographer, love camping especially on the beach and visiting the vineyards out East! <BR> <BR> I've been on SP one month now, read the Spark, and working on taking those tiny steps to turn live around. I look forward to sharing pos... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 12:22:29 EST Trying to lose weight in Stony Brook! Hello! <BR> I am a 31 year old (mostly)SAHM to a beautiful 10 month old boy. I have about 30 lbs. of baby weight to try to lose. I could use motivation - I have started and stopped on this site so many times - and now here I am, trying to start again. I would love some buddies! Mon, 7 Jun 2010 00:15:43 EST Just an introduction! :) New, living in Bellport Hi guys, just a quick introduction. I'm Lisette, 29, originally from Queens, now living in Bellport. Went away fom spark for a while, but now after baby #2, I'm back and ready to fight the fat! Check out my page and message me if you're interested in sharing recipes, fitness stuff, or just in need of support. Be well Wed, 2 Jun 2010 19:01:11 EST June Spin Points I got 7 today Wed, 2 Jun 2010 07:14:12 EST Summer 5K? Anyone know of any 5k races going on this summer on Long Island? I think I am ready for a goal of that nature to help me stay on track with fitness. <BR> <BR> Anyone up for joining me? I'll tell you where I'm at... I ran for a whole 1.5 minutes (at 5mph) on the treadmill today and thats all I could do. But its a start! Mon, 24 May 2010 16:32:40 EST Farmingdale mom I'm a 33yr old mom of 2 little boys 2.5 <BR> & 3 months.I managed to lose the 40lbs I gained with my youngest but can't seem to ditch the 30 I gaiined with my oldest. <BR> I don't get home From work until 6pm so working out is kinda rough. I'm trying to walk at lunch and squeeze in some ab work early in the morning. I guess I could just really use a little help in the motivation department, some ideas on how to make time and some interesting local walking routes. <BR> <BR> thanks and I loo... Fri, 14 May 2010 09:44:53 EST Summer in the Air!! OK Islanders...Summer is around the corner, share your hopes, plans and goals..lets all get ready for a FANTASTIC Summer 2010! <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 12 May 2010 06:32:53 EST Hiii! New Here from Whitestone just introducing myself! I reached my "ultimate goal weight" of 128 on my wedding day, which was April 25th. It is now MAY 4th and I gained back 7 lbs in a little over a week. VERY DEPRESSED about it. 3 buffets in 1 week is not normal lol! Wed, 5 May 2010 01:02:07 EST Hi! I lived in Uniondale Hi everyone! I grew up in in the hamlet of Uniondale from the early 1950's to 1966. I'm glad I saw this team! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:07:41 EST New Here Hello everyone. I didn't really know where to introduce myself, so I just started a new thread. I'm not really "new", since I joined the team a while back, but I have never posted anything, so I just thought I would start. My name is Laura, I'm 34 and from Lindenhurst. I have really lived all over though including Elmont and East Meadow. I work in Bethpage as a school bus driver. I drive for Acme, I'm sure some of you have seen our buses around since we are a mainly LI company. Anyway, I am c... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 10:50:26 EST Jigsaw 4 mile Run/Walk for Autism Hey is anyone registered for the run/walk this Sunday 4/18/10? Saw it in today's Newsday and it is a flat run, basically square, and the $ goes to a great cause. I'm scared and excited - this is my first actual "run"! Love to meet some spark friends there. Happy Tuesday everyone! Best, Christine Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:21:25 EST the track I have been hitting the local WB HS track this past week to supplement my daytime walk and loving many others use teh tracks diotted all over LI....tell me where!! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 06:38:57 EST Nassau-North Shore gyms/yoga /pilates? Any reviews or recommendations for gyms in the Great Neck-Port Washington- Manhasset area? I am also interested in yoga and pilates. <BR> <BR> I am a NYC commuter, so I need a place that is open early/late. Fri, 2 Apr 2010 15:28:14 EST Long Island Marathon Event - 10K May 2nd Attention all runners! The 2010 Marathon Event is coming up the first weekend in May. Although I will not be running 26.2 or 13.1 miles, they do have a 10K race. <BR> <BR> It is a great course... past Nassau Coliseum, Museum Row, through Westbury and a finish inside Eisenhower Park. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested in running with me... let me know! I have been going on training runs in Northport and Huntington on the weekends. <BR> <BR> Keep active! Aimee <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:02:05 EST Hi Anyone from Huntington area? Sun, 21 Mar 2010 05:14:46 EST I'm from the East End Hi Everyone... <BR> <BR> I just joined this team, but I've been sparking on and off since May of last year, and seriously since February of this year. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I live in Hampton Bays and work in Aquebogue. <BR> <BR> I see some folks are bike riders...just wanted to let everyone know that there is a Bike-A-Thon (we call it the 'Tour de Peconic) that will take place on the North Fork in early June. It's a fund raiser for my school's Fine Arts Program and includes three rides: on... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 08:05:25 EST Nor'easter March 13, 2010 First, I hope that everyone is OK after yesterdays storm. Winds up to 70 MPH were reported here on Long Island. Those are Tropical Storm winds. 5 MPH more and it would have been Hurricane force. <BR> <BR> Around the Lindenhurst/Copiague area there were large trees down, big branches, roof shingles and debris everywhere. My power was out for just over 2 hours last night from about 5:30-7:30pm. I will post a couple pictures on my SparkPage. <BR> <BR> How was it where you live? Sun, 14 Mar 2010 09:50:39 EST Hi from Nassau Hi, i'm Lindsey and i'm a lovely Plainview resident. I joined SP because i'm hoping to transfer to a different college (currently at nassau) and in hopes of doing well there, i'm sort of re-making myself. Hope to hear from you all and good luck! Mon, 8 Mar 2010 22:12:57 EST The Re-education of Me Hello Long Island Sparkpeople! <BR> At the beginning of this year I began a process of completely renewing my life, my career and my goals. A friend told me about Spark People and from what I see this will really help me reach my goal of losing 50 lbs by 12/31. I am also a member of T.O.P.S and I like to work out at the gym. <BR> I am also going back to school and studying to be a Paralegal. I am very interested in helping people with Care giver issues. My life is very busy and I need t... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:03:40 EST X-Sport Fitness - Westbury NY Is anyone a member of XSport Fitness at Roosevelt Field Mall in Westbury Long Island? <BR> <BR> Just curios. Sun, 7 Mar 2010 22:19:15 EST Kings Park Race Anyone doing the Kings Park 15K next Saturday ? Sat, 6 Mar 2010 14:15:50 EST Starting a new month I have to say this winter has been hard on my mood.. <BR> I want to get th Month of march kicked off RIGHT!! Happy and healthy!! I can do it...right?? Who is with me? Mon, 1 Mar 2010 06:39:54 EST Hello from Center Moriches Looking forward to gain lots of info on healthy living. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:35:51 EST Plainview Resident - NYC Commuter Hello fellow Long Islanders.. <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP and joined after starting the book. I live in Plainview with my husband and 2 year old daughter. I commute into NYC every day for work. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else out there doing the similar commute and tight on time? <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being part of this TEAM <em>41</em> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 09:49:33 EST Looking for a Gym buddy or buddies Anyone go to Sunrise fitness is sayville? I have a gift certificate that i wanna use, just dont like to go alone. Let me know, could meet and workout.thanks Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:39:13 EST GYM So, soon I'll be shopping for a new gym. my gym raised the monthly fee and im planning to move too so thats why. what gyms would u recommend on LI? Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:58:28 EST food weight ? i wanna have some whole wheat pasta for dinner on the side of the box it says 2oz per serving now o you measure it before or after you cook it cause aint it heavier after you cook it Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:04:08 EST Hello from Holbrook area Hello everyone. Im trying to get some motivation to get started with this program. As a full-time working mom, I find it very hard to find the time to exercise and eat right. I am now in my 40's and finding it more and more difficult to get in shape. I am going to try my best to take it one day at a time and really follow this program. I am also reading The Spark, which is excellent. Sat, 23 Jan 2010 21:09:21 EST not new just reintroduced :) well im back after some time of being on track and losing 10lbs almost half of my goal i gained it back. now im back hoping to keep my mind on track and officially go through with my goal this time. well howdy all and hope to make some motivational friends. <em>220</em> Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:57:49 EST Night on the Town? Limo? Ideas? hi My birthday is coming up in March. I want to do something I've been dreaming about for the past three years. I'd like to invite special family/friends (probably 6-8 people) to join me in my celebration. I'd like to get a limo to take us somewhere perhaps a show and then dinner and whatever. Would love to have the limo pick up each friend up at their home (me first! lol) - the limo drive having drinks and laughter would be fun! Can anyone recommend a reputable limo service on a Night on the... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:43:49 EST Nutritional Favorites... How many items have you entered in your Nutritional Favorites? <BR> <BR> I have 204 Mon, 18 Jan 2010 11:08:32 EST Looking for a buddy for motivation and support Hi everyone! I'm new to Sparkpeople and a little overwhelmed by all of the teams, ect. I'm hoping that someone might be looking for a buddy. <BR> Alison Sun, 17 Jan 2010 16:34:11 EST New from Eastern Long Island Hi! I'm new to the team. I live on Eastern Long Island and have 2 beautiful little girls. I'm looking to become healthier this year. I'm hoping to find a buddy or 2 that can encourage me as well as someone I can encourage. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:24:30 EST New to the Team - East Northport Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just found this group and I'm excited! Hoping to find an exercise buddy, or at least some people to talk to. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 01:22:44 EST Snow So did everyone make out okay with the snow?? Thank goodness for snow blowers. It only took another two hours of shoveling once the blower did most of the work. Man are my arms going to feel it tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is staying warm and cozy. Off to sip coffee and watch football. <BR> <BR> Joy Sun, 20 Dec 2009 15:06:54 EST Shovel, Snowblower, Spouse or Service? So when it snows in signifcant amounts, what method do you use for its removal? <BR> <BR> I shovel! Fri, 18 Dec 2009 11:29:31 EST Roll Call December 10, 2009 Maybe this can help get some members off there butts and participate a bit more. I hope. <BR> <BR> Perhaps we can say hi and say what we have been up too and where we are in our respective journeys to a healthier life. <BR> <BR> Hello everyone, my name is Mike. I am a stay at home Dad to a 3 1/2 yr old daughter and have lost 105 lbs since January 6th 2009. Always willing to listen and answer questions too. Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:07:41 EST Things to do with guests - day after Thanksgving?? My sister is staying with me for about four days during Thanksgiving holiday. I'd like to take her someplace fun (preferably friday night)! Haven't decided if it will be a family out (with the husbands/young adult kids) or just a few of us gals hanging out. Any suggestions on where to go? She likes dancing but I am sure she will enjoy whatever we do as long as we just get out of the HOUSE! lol.. thank you all and Happy Thanksgiving! <BR> Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:43:50 EST Looking for a running partner is Sea Cliff Hi All, <BR> <BR> I would love to find someone to run with around Sea Cliff. Anyone here from that area? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:37:27 EST Holiday survival Hi all LI sparkers!! Please stop by here and share your tips for surviving the holidays..HEALTHY style!! :) Mon, 23 Nov 2009 09:14:37 EST Subway Meet and Greets It seems not too many people are active on this Team. There are members who now and then ask others to meet for exercise, but it seems never to pan out. <BR> <BR> I thought I would give this a shot, as it has worked for a friend of mine in St Louis. <BR> <BR> Would anyone be interested in meeting (me or each other)at a Subway for lunch? Can always incorporate exercise as well, but not necessary and meeting in a more public place might make some feel safer. <BR> <BR> Sat, 14 Nov 2009 08:45:22 EST Fishing on Long Island Does anyone fish? Babylon now has fishing permits you must pay for/ grrr Lindenhurst has crab permits you must pay for. I just want a few blues or bass to fill my freezer as I am on disability. To have to pay for a permit that runs out in the end of Dec. is not practical for me with severe budget restrictions. Where I can go fish without the law watching over me? <BR> <BR> Linda <BR> Babylon area Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:23:38 EST Leaving as a leader ... ... mostly because I have to admit I've been a lousy *leader* of this team during the time I've been one. But this is all triggered on the last 6 months that I've spent on medical leave (from work) to deal with psych issues (kinda got overwhelmed between home and work life and was dropping the ball with all of it), and the physical (open heart surgery back in August). So I'm trying to simplify my life and also be realistic about what I can do, what I want to do, and what I have the time to ... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 01:23:17 EST SparkGuy on Oprah Hi fellow team members, <BR> One of my other teams is trying to get everyone to write to Oprah to try and get Chris D and his new book on her show. I copied her letter and the oprah address if anyone is interested in helping. Feel free to write your own or use this as a template. <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> Please have Chris Downie on your show. He is the SparkGuy behind which has helped hundreds of thousands of people to lose weight, for FREE. Here is a fact that Oprah would ap... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 10:23:30 EST Anyone up for a little game??? Let's do an alphabet game. I say we start with places - Can be states, countries or cities. <BR> <BR> I will start <BR> <BR> Argentina. <BR> <BR> Who wants to continue with "B"??? Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:42:16 EST party place suggestions? We just got our daughter's Bat Mitzvah date, 10/10/10. We are starting to plan. <BR> Anyone know of any unique party places here on LI? We are looking for something different, not just the typical catering hall. Fri, 9 Oct 2009 21:38:36 EST Old Stop & Shop, Rte 112 So, I am guessing that Sparkpeople is probably the wrong place to post this, but I just have to share. For those of you who live in/near Port Jeff, on Rte 112, where the stop & shop was, they are putting in an Uncle Giusseppes. I am so excited! Tue, 6 Oct 2009 18:31:45 EST Awful Start to the Day Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just don't know what is happening to the people in this world anymore!!! My son came home from school (9th grade) yesterday terrified. He told me that some weird kid in his first period class had posted over the weekend that he was going to bring a gun inot school this week and start SHOOTING PEOPLE!!! Is this something we dealt with at the age of 14!!! <BR> <BR> I can't imagine what is going so wrong on this poor boy's life that his FB would say such terrible things. ... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 07:44:33 EST Could use an activity buddy Hi...I'm recently back to LI and go to the gym only because it's my only viable option for getting exercise nowadays. I'd love to do some hiking, kayaking, yoga, and rock climbing, but need other people to go with. If anyone's interested in trying something new or just venturing out with someone new, let me know! <BR> <BR> Michelle Sat, 3 Oct 2009 12:48:09 EST SparkPeople mentioned in Newsday Todays Newsday Health section had a small mention of <BR> <BR> Click here to check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tips-no-pain-but-plenty-of-gain-1.1475661 </link> Tue, 29 Sep 2009 09:14:02 EST New to spark :) So excited about accidentally stumbling across this site!! Just wanted to send out a hello from Centereach Fri, 25 Sep 2009 03:46:39 EST Yankee Stadium Run/Walk for Cancer Research Hi - I just registered myself and my family (husband, and 12 and 15 year old daughters) for this event. It's a bit pricier than most events, but partially tax-deductible. <BR> <BR> I am not personally a Yankees fan, but love the idea of a stadium run/walk - from watching Biggest Loser! Plus, it's supposed to be a really nice stadium, and I'd like to check it out. <BR> <BR> $25 of your fee goes directly to cancer research, and they set you up with a fundraising page, in case you want to ra... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 15:58:37 EST Halloween 2009 on Long Island The kids are back in school, the weather is getting cooler and the leaves are starting to change. It could only mean one thing. Halloween is coming! <BR> <BR> It falls on a Saturday this year. How much do you decorate your house? What are your plans if any? What costume will you be in? What are your child's/grandchild's costumes going to be? <BR> <BR> Let's chat about Halloween 2009 on Long Island! Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:42:19 EST Fitness 19 in North Babylon Anyone been to this gym? Do you like it? <BR> <BR> Thats in the Pathmark mall, I know a few years ago that strip had a bad reputation. Wondering how it is now because I would go nights say 8pm. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 21:24:27 EST Pulmonary Hypertension Walk - October 3rd On October 3rd I am walking to help find a cure for Pulmonary Hypertension. <BR> The walk is at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. <BR> <BR> Two years ago this month, my husband's cousin lost his 2 year old daughter Sophia to this dreadful disease. Just a few months later their other daughter Anna Rose was diagnosed with it as well. <BR> <BR> We are asking for sponsors, and/or people to join our team and walk with us to bring attention and hopefully find a cure. <BR> <BR> Every little bit hel... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 23:27:06 EST ready for Autumn? Another sesason is upon us, shorter days,crisper weather,football,leaves falling.... <BR> are we ready LI? Thu, 10 Sep 2009 06:02:58 EST apple picking? anyone suggest the apple picking hot spot? Never been and would love to go this Fall! Thu, 10 Sep 2009 06:00:07 EST Workout/Gym Buddies? I don't know if this is allowed, so please forgive me... <BR> <BR> I am interested in joining the Planet Fitness in Carle Place, but I know I'd be a lot more motivated to go if I knew people there, or if I had someone to go with. <BR> <BR> They are running a great special that ends today that you can get a full year's membership for only $99. This location is clean, and the people who go there seem courteous. <BR> <BR> Are any of you members there? Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:50:10 EST My new hoop! My best friend made me a new exercise tool!! A weighted hula hoop..its a blast! I have been going in my back yard and cranking up the radio whenever I find a spare 1/2 hour!! Love it!! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 06:44:19 EST Newbie from Islip Hi I am from Islip. Thank you for letting me join your group. It is nice to see there are people here who are local. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. <em>213</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:50:34 EST Summer Streets in NYC <em>108</em> <BR> Okay, so it's not on Long Island, but well worth the trip. During the summer, on Saturdays, Park Avenue is closed from Central Park all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge, for walkers, runners, rollerbladers, and bikers. It is SO AWESOME! <BR> <BR> We went this Saturday, and it is just such a great happy, healthy environment. There's yoga and dance classes, free bike rentals and repairs, tennis courts and basketball set up on side streets. There's bike decorating with r... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:26:03 EST Remember to check your fitness AND your health!! Hi All, <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I posted around here (pretty bad for a team leader, I know :-), and I'm not sure how many of you know me. Just wanted to let you all know though that I will be undergoing open heart surgery tomorrow. So for starters, I won't be around Spark for a while - not until they let me move my arms & ribs enough so I can type on my phone or my laptop :-) <BR> <BR> The keypoint though is that I've been a motivator for fitness while here on SP. And while I'... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:27:47 EST Newbie From Islandia Hi there I'm Lisa and I'm 43. I have a wonderful 9 yr old son and a fantastic boyfriend, we've been together 7 yrs. I'm orignally from S.Florida but moved to LI (Islandia) a couple of yrs ago. Iwent back to work not too long ago also after being a sahm. I've been struggling with my weight since I had my son. After 9 yrs it is finally time to do something about it and get serious. <BR> <BR> Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb Tue, 28 Jul 2009 01:03:20 EST Local Walk/Run, 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathons I thought it would be helpful if we listed the events around Long Island here so others can view them and participate. <BR> <BR> Please list as much information as possible such as type of event, date, location, organization/charity if any and website/phone numbers. Sun, 26 Jul 2009 09:26:07 EST walking buddy HI, <BR> I just joined SP. I live in Smithtown and i'm looking for someone to walk with in the morning. Is this creepy? I have never written on some thing like this before. Im really looking for a buddy to walk with . I want to loose about 35lbs. Im 44 female, married with two older children one high school one college. If your like me you probably will feel weird answering to this but lets see=) Wed, 22 Jul 2009 15:24:56 EST Hi!! Hi I'm Deb. I have just recently restarted here on Sparkpeople--joined in March but disappeared for awhile. Just finished my first week and am down 2 lbs. Thought I would join a few teams and found this one for Long Islanders <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> So anywhoo--Hello and good luck to everyone on their weightloss journeys!! Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:41:51 EST What is your favorite beach and/or park? Living on Long Island we are truly blessed with miles upon miles of beautiful beaches and also are able to enjoy many State and Town Parks. So what is your favorite and why? <BR> <BR> We enjoy the beaches to the East of Robert Moses Field 5. A lot of nice, respectable people and very clean as well. <BR> <BR> As far as parks, we enjoy the Tanner Park in Copiague. The Town of Babylon has really made this the to-go place in the summer. Adding a Beach Hut restaurant and a new bandshell for con... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 07:43:57 EST Thought for the Day Valuing time before it is too late <BR> <BR> Often our days are busied with worry, stress, complaining, work, and a general wasting of time. Once we finally realize the value of our time, often for many of us it is too late. While your life might seem like a long time in the midst of it, truly it is a blink of an eye. Today, make more time to be present in your life. Even small moments--enjoying a cup of tea, calling a friend, reading a favorite book--should be enjoyed. Restructure your day ... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 09:33:10 EST Lustgarten Walk I will be walking on Sunday, July 26th to support the Lustgarten Foundation. My brother Rick lost his battle to pancreatic cancer last October. All the money donated to Lustgarten is used for research. We need to find a cure and a way for early detection. <BR> <BR><BR>230 Thu, 9 Jul 2009 06:12:39 EST Anyone in North/West Babylon wanna team up for regular walks, kayaking etc? Sun, 5 Jul 2009 13:03:51 EST posture I have become very aware of my posture. I feel myself curling inward. I have to remind myself to sit tall, shoulders back, shoulders down, and tummy tucked in. Anyone know of exercises that will help posture? Would yoga help? Tue, 30 Jun 2009 08:58:11 EST what are your rewards? What are your rewards to keep motivated? Tue, 30 Jun 2009 06:37:22 EST plans for the 4th What are your plans for July 4th? <BR> Going to a BBQ? <BR> How will you stay on program? Sun, 28 Jun 2009 06:56:07 EST Does anyone live EAST of Riverhead? I live out on the North Fork. I'd like to meet up with a few people and do something together from time to time. However, even mtg over at Republic Airport or vicinity still would be an hour drive. Does anyone live closer that would like to start something up? <BR> Sat, 27 Jun 2009 10:10:18 EST what are your tricks? I know if the salad is already made then I will eat it with every meal. I may not eat it if I have to first make it. I am THAT lazy. SIGH! My plan today is to make a HUGE salad. I keep the salad fresh for a few days with a few tricks. First I drain on a clean kitchen towel. Next I put into a bowl and place several sheets of paper towels on top. Then I put on the lid and turn the salad bowl upside down in the fridge. This way the moisture drains onto the paper towels. I replace the towels if t... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 07:20:15 EST Hooray For Summer Sun pay attention! Enough with the rain! Sun stop hiding behind the clouds. We want temps in the 80's. We want bright sunshine. We want no humidity. Thank you for your cooperation! Mon, 22 Jun 2009 06:30:27 EST Long Island SPARK rally Is there a SPARK rally on Long Island??? <BR> Anyone know??? <BR> Anyone interested??? Sun, 21 Jun 2009 06:53:09 EST Happy Fathers Day Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there and to all who had a father! Sat, 20 Jun 2009 08:52:48 EST hi from Suffolk I took my class to the Bronx Zoo and walked for a few hours. My legs ached so bad when I got on the bus. My body is telling me it is time to get healthy so here I am. I am 53 and single with no kids. I teach special ed. My goal is to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I need to get my weight down. I don't want to be sick and unable to care for myself. Also I want to be able to buy clothes in any store! Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:49:10 EST LI Greenbelt Hike for Life June 14th Sunday, June 14 Hike for Life 2009 <BR> <BR> 6:30am 32 miles arduous varied <BR> 1:30pm 11 miles moderate varied <BR> 4:00pm 3 miles easy to moderate varied <BR> <BR> Third annual event for the New York Blood Center to raise awareness of the need for blood, especially during the summer shortage; <BR> <BR> Three levels of hikes to maximize participation; hikers, hike leaders, sweeps, car drivers ,and other volunteers are needed; individual pledges and corporate sponsorship encouraged; <B... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:09:48 EST Fresh Basil My fresh basil just started coming in strong and I am looking for a good low fat Pesto recipe. Anybody have one??? <BR> <BR> Joy Mon, 8 Jun 2009 14:55:44 EST Inspirational thought for the day I found this and thought I would share its wisdom: <BR> <BR> The key to happiness <BR> <BR> The secret to happiness is not to get what you want, but to want what you already have. If you think about it, most discontent grows from want. We want more stuff, more excitement, more pleasure. When we don't get those things, we're resentful and unsatisfied. Take away the want, and you take away the unhappiness. When your quality of life is tied to your desires, fulfillment is a shadow that escapes... Thu, 28 May 2009 08:36:29 EST How does the weather effect you? I know when the sun <em>67</em> is out and it is warm outside, I want nothing more then to go outdoors and enjoy one of Long Islands many nice weather activities. But when it's cloudy <em>27</em> and raining, I feel BLA and just want to watch tv and I wind up snacking. So, how does the weather effect you? Wed, 27 May 2009 09:58:53 EST New York Air Show at Jones Beach Hello everyone. Just trying to make this team a bit more active. <BR> <BR> I was just curious as to who enjoys the Air show. Who attends? Who goes down to Republic to look at the planes? <BR> <BR> I myself live right under the flight path of Runway 32 (the longer one that goes from New Highway to Rt 110) and the planes are only a few hundred feet above my house. We have my daughters birthday on this weekend every year as well and I tell her Daddy asked the planes to come by every year! <... Wed, 20 May 2009 08:41:39 EST looking for a work out buddy - nassau hi everyone, im new here, i have a gym membership to planet fitness in westbury and i can bring someone with me free everytime i go, all my friends live far or have kids and cant go when i go so just seeing if anyones interested Tue, 19 May 2009 21:55:27 EST apartment hunting anyone has heard of any available studio/1bdr apts in Woodbury area. I'm looking for something max 20 min away from Woodbury Thu, 14 May 2009 21:57:26 EST In need of a mentor - Suffolk County Hello, Everyone. <BR> <BR> I recently got the motivation bug to get healthier again. I'm a diabetic on Meditronic Minimed Paradigm pump. I need to eat better (eliminate carbs - my down fall) and get moving.. <BR> <BR> This morning I put in Leslie S.'s Walk of the Pounds Super Charge 4ml. video. <em>224</em> I don't want to fall off the wagon! <BR> <BR> Hope to talk to you soon! bcolumbus Sat, 9 May 2009 08:47:58 EST Just joined SparkPeople Just joined and found this team about L.I. I grew up in Farmingdale, graduated Farmingdale H.S. 1967. Worked at Grumman for 2 years, married and moved to Delaware 1970. But Oh how I miss L.I. Go back and visit family a couple times a year. Still love it--traffic and all. Sat, 2 May 2009 16:53:10 EST Anyone have an inside scoop on companies hiring?? I feel like I've been looking forever and everywhere!! I don't know what I'm going to do if I don't get something ASAP!! Mon, 27 Apr 2009 19:55:21 EST Been A Long Time-In Need Of A Buddy Hi, <BR> My name is Jackie and it's been a long time since I've been on the site. My mindset hasn't been where it should be. But, I'm at the point where I have to do something about it. I'm tired of being tired and feeling and looking the way I do. <BR> One thing that I think will help is getting a buddy. If anyone out there is willing to be a buddy where we can keep in touch directly then please let me know. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jackie Sun, 19 Apr 2009 19:50:06 EST Eisenhower Park Lake Anyone know the distance around Eisenhower Park Lake? Thanks <BR> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 08:51:38 EST ZUMBA class recently joined a gym and figured it best to work out in a group setting. Zumba class was fun! Makes me look a bit awkward however I got a real sweat going, better than working out on some of the machines for an hour. I am sure this is a lot of endorphines talking. Definitely doing it again! <em>244</em> Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:06:56 EST WHO is ready for SpRiNg??? I am sure we are all ready for warmer weather, the great outdoors and more activity!! So, please..come and share- what do YOU have planned for Spring time? <BR> <em>125</em> Mon, 9 Mar 2009 06:47:03 EST Join me at a NYC & LI Run/Walk For Charity!! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I created a team just for all the NYC and Long Island charity run/walks that will be coming upon us in the next couple of months. I've already posted a bunch and will continue to add more. How fun would it be to get a SparkTeam together to walk?? I hope you'll all join me!! <BR> <BR> Could someone make this a sticky maybe? <BR> Thanks!! Sun, 1 Mar 2009 00:42:18 EST Work-out buddy in nassau Hey if anyone is looking for a work out buddy, I have a Bally's membership. Please let me know, I don't mind going by myself, but if I can motivate someone else to get off the couch even better. Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:07:44 EST stuck Im so stuck, went on vacation last week, overdid it, before that hurt knee than before that broke foot. <BR> I really messed up. <BR> Cant go to gym yet. <BR> Im a mess <em>39</em> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:25:18 EST Newbie from West Babylon Hi everyone. I am a 26 year old mom of 2 from West Babylon. <BR> <BR> I feel like I have tried everything possible to lose weight and maybe some good old fashion motivation will help! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 20:48:33 EST facebook I LOVE the privacy here on SP. I'm also finding that seeing 3 or 4 friends with the status message, "going for a brisk walk", kicks me out of my computer chair and keeps me a bit accountable. I'd love to see friends over there too~ <BR> <BR> peace, <BR> anna Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:46:57 EST Cabin fever! This burst or warmth is a great reminder that spring is around the corner! Time to get up and get out LI!!! <BR> What are you all doing to avoid cabin fever? <BR> I have been bringing my walks outdoors again..and LOVING it!! Wed, 11 Feb 2009 06:26:46 EST Another North Babylon Newbie Here!! My name is Leanne, I'm 27 and moved into a great basement apartment in North Babylon about 3 years ago with my boyfriend Ed. I'm new to SparkPeople and was so glad to see that Long Island had it's own special Spark place!! Sun, 18 Jan 2009 16:14:55 EST Anyone here read Self or Body & Soul Magazine? I've been reading Self magazine for years now and have decided this year to finally take part in the yearly Self Challenege. Any one else? If you are or just thinking about it, come by new SparkTeam, Self Magazine Challenge 2009!! and join in!! <BR> Also, I've just recently begun to read Body & Soul magazine. It's a Marta Stewart publication (I swear, that woman is taking over the world!!) The newest issue just came out, January/February 2009, and it's fabulous!! There's a great article in it... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 16:11:40 EST Check This Out! Hello my name is Jennifer I am from Mineola, NY. I created this club where you can share and learn new recipes. You also be creative and from time to time host your own activity. <BR> <BR> The name of the site is The Mosaic Kitchen. Please stop by the website and take a look and join if you like what you see. Here is the link: <link>www.jenniferscookingandcrafts.wetpai<BR> </link> <BR> <BR> Please stop by, join and take a look. Tell me what you think. <BR> <BR> Looking forward t... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:03:27 EST ANYONE IN NEED OF CHILDCARE? Hi, <BR> I'm Jackie and from Bay Shore. I wasn't too sure where to post this. <BR> I currently work in daycare and I'm looking for another childcare position that will be more steady and give me more hours. <BR> I have worked in daycares since 1997 and have 3 of my own children. Their ages are 17 yrs, 13 yrs, and 19 months. I have held many babysitting jobs over the years. I have certificates from my training and references. <BR> I do not drive-never did. But that has never stopped from holdi... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 12:57:14 EST Anyone work in Woodbury? Just wondering if anyone works in the Crossways Parkway loop. <BR> <BR> If so, do you walk the loop during lunch time? <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:54:59 EST Your favorite "indulgent" snack is???? I packed my bag full of some snacks..which to others may not seem like an indulgence..but when calorie counting....kind of are... <BR> heres what I have: <BR> Quaker rice snacks:chocolate-7 for 60 cals <BR> NY style sea salt bagel crisps-6for 130 cals <BR> Wasa multigrain cracker-1 for 45 cals <BR> Reducd fat PB-1TBS-95 cals...add the PB & The wasa together for -140 cals <BR> <BR> sooo...whats in your bag??? <BR> I also do snap peas,grapes,apple,banana...... <BR> love my snacks..or should i ... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:21:43 EST salad shortage!!! I had to laugh...yesterday Stop & shop's shelves thathouse the lettuce/salad products was BARE!!!! One lady year..everyone's starting the diet!!! Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:16:41 EST Newbie From North Babylon Hi. Well New Year means it's time to make a change. I'm Lee a SAHM to a 5yr girl. I need to get off my butt and start to move & learn to eat the right way, not my way which is not eating at all (I'm not much of a food eater) but yet still 5 yrs later I still have an extra 30 lbs on me. <BR> <BR> We that's me in a nut shell. I hope with help & motavation from you all I'll stick to what I want. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:49:55 EST Places to walk Hi all! I love to walk outdoors..asiide from my regular haunts of Sunken meadow boardwalk, belmont lake and my "hood"..I'd love some other do you all walk? Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:48:57 EST Spa??? Looking for a SPA to get a gift cert for Valentines..couples massage ...anyone have any suggestions in W suffolk or Nassau? Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:42:07 EST Birthday Plans! Suggestions please? My birthday is in March and I would really like to do something special. Suggestions are welcomed! What I have in mind is to rent a limo for a few hours. Perhaps go see a show or lunch in the city... something fun! Just me and girlfriends having fun! Can anyone recommend a good limo service? I would really love to pick up every girlfriend (6-7) at their homes with limo and then head off somewhere with the group but I don't think limo services would do that. I don't know. Please write. =o) T... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 19:56:13 EST New to this team but not to Spark Hi, I'm Dani and while I have been coming to the Spark website for a while I just found this team. I'm in the process of trying to get back a healthy lifestyle that I "lost" a while ago :-) I use to be very active but then took a desk job and gained weight. I miss the activities that I use to do and want to get back in shape so that I can do all of them again. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:13:06 EST Happy New year! Hi all! <BR> Wanted to wich all of my fellow islanders a Happy new year! It will be a healthy one for all of us so long as we keep the spark going! <BR> Welcome newbies!!! <BR> Welcome back to anyone who may have strayed(Like me <em>20</em> ) <BR> And kudos to our steadfast members! <BR> We are all in this together..lets make 2009 the best year yet! Tue, 30 Dec 2008 06:48:04 EST Lunch recommendations Any recommendations for what to have for lunch would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to brown bag it since buying lunch in Syosset/Woodbury is a little expensive to do everyday. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 10:42:23 EST Snow and Tell The first major snow event is supposed to be starting soon here on the Island. Let us know how much snow you wound up getting in your neighborhood and where that neighborhood is. Alsom to add a little color, take (or find) a photo of the snowfall and post the link here. On the chance it doesn't happen to snow on Christmas, we'll then have a collection of "white" photos to turn it into a White Christmas. <BR> <BR> Alan Fri, 19 Dec 2008 03:46:35 EST Holiday time support Regardless of which holiday you celebrate- this certainly is a unique time of year....and certainly a challenge for many to maintain a healthy spark,,come on- share your best tips and spread the holiday spark! <BR> I'll start... <BR> Make sure to have plenty of at hand fresh and crunchy veggies...sugar snap peas are always a winner- sweet & crunchy! Wed, 17 Dec 2008 06:56:08 EST HO HO HO HOLIDAY 5K RUN - Bethpage, December 20th Hi Fellow Long Islanders! <BR> I am just letting you know of a fun 5K run that is taking place next Saturday in Bethpage. It is being held at the JFK Middle School at 9:30am. You can register the day of the race for $25. All 5K registrants will receive a special holiday sweatshirt! It is a fast, flat 5k on the roads of Bethpage. Special Guest Starter: Santa Claus! There is a parade of holiday costumes at 9:00am If you're planning on registering, you must do it between 7:30am and 9:15am. ... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:27:27 EST So what do you want to get out of this team?? Hi All. I'm Alan, and I've volunteered to be a co-leader of this team. I joined SP this summer and quickly joined this team thinking "I'm a Long Islander, this group is for Long Islanders, might be good to give/get support from those nearby." <BR> <BR> But this group has been awfully quiet, and it is quite unusual for Long Islanders to be quiet :-) <BR> <BR> So, how to "spark" up this team? I don't have the answers, but I'm willing to try and bring here what *you* want. But I need your... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 01:16:34 EST Weight Watcher's Buddy? Hello All, <BR> <BR> I'm seriously thinking of starting Weight Watcher's after the holidays. <BR> <BR> Wondering if anyone is a member or wants to join too? I live in East Meadow, but not sure where the closest center is. <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2008 13:38:14 EST Looking for a good DR.!!! Hello all, <BR> <BR> I went to visit my GYN yesterday and after waiting for over 1 1/2 hours to be seen, my BP was 140/90. They had the nerve to ask me why it was so high. Well maybe if they treated their patients better, I would feel better. About a month ago, my BP was 130/70 at regular checkup. <BR> <BR> I live in Massapequa and am now in the search for a new GYN. Anyone have a good doctor to recommend??? <BR> <BR> Joy Sun, 16 Nov 2008 09:25:49 EST Look AT What I Did Hello my fellow Sparkers. I would like for you all to check at what I did. I created a site called The Mosaic Kitchen; where we do Knitting, all kinds of crafts and even some healthy and naughty cooking. <BR> <BR> Please take a look and tell me if you like. Also all are welcomed to join. Please we are looking for new members. So pass it on and tell your friends. <BR> <BR> Here is the link: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 16:05:05 EST ACS Walk : 10/19/08 Jones Beach! Come SP!!!! <BR> Dear Coworkers, Friends and Family, <BR> <BR> This year, hundreds of thousands of people will hear the words, “You have breast cancer,” and there’s a good chance that some of them will be people we know and love. I have chosen to fight back against this disease and help make a difference by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and I hope you will join me. <BR> <BR> Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is our opportunity to honor and celeb... Sun, 12 Oct 2008 22:54:23 EST Know any excellent Hair Salons? hello Long Island Beauties! I am 48 and I would like a manageable hairstyle/hair color. My hair is a little past my shoulders and it grows fast so those darn greys show up every week! My natural hair color is medium brown and I have fair skin. Can anyone recommend an excellent hair salon/stylist in Long Island? Has anyone tried Professional Hair Designers in Roosevelt Field Mall? I was thinking of trying a blondish/brownish color so the greys may not show so much so quickly. Any ideas/thou... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 17:26:59 EST why am i not seeing change i have been on my diet and exercise routine for at least 3 weeks and i havent seen no change. other then that 3 lbs i lost in the begining. im not goin to lie i have cheated once or twice but not enough to not see any change by now. and another thing i think i might have lost some inchs but why does it seem like i lost more on one side then the other. im just at my breaking point. <em>230</em> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:14:44 EST need info i just did a dance workout video how would i know how many calories i burned it was very upbeat like latin dancing. and i was going at it for 30min n e ideas <em>38</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:47:12 EST looking for a work out buddy hi all i was going to gym as a freind invite with a freind. but she decided that she was not going to go anymore. so im left alone lol. im looking for someone to workout with. i live in west babylon. usally i just walk on my treadmill. i have alot of workout equi. treadmill,weights, thigh and buns machine, and yoga matt and vids, and dance exercise vids. i just need to find a way to keep motivated. if anyone is interested feel free to email me. <em>220</em> Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:00:25 EST need weight loss / work out buddy I am 53 and live near Holbrook. I teach special ed. <BR> I am looking for a weight loss and/or work out buddy. I like walking, yoga, pilates, dancing, and swimming. Please SparkMail me to let me know you are interested. Thanks! <BR> Caryn Sun, 7 Sep 2008 10:32:10 EST Stand Up To Cancer Please Stand Up To Cancer. <BR> Every minute someone dies from cancer in the United States. The monies raised are going to finding cures and early detection. If you missed the show you can still call in or make a donation online at: <BR> <BR> <BR> My brother has pancreatic cancer. My cousin (on my mom's side) has breast cancer. My cousin (on my dad's side) died from colon cancer. We must stop this awful disease! <BR> Caryn Fri, 5 Sep 2008 22:22:43 EST Workout/Walking buddy So I've come to the conclusion that I cannot motivate myself to do anything unless I have someone to do it with. <BR> I am 26, live in Valley Stream near Valley Stream state park and am looking for a walking buddy. <BR> I also have a membership to Lucille Roberts that I would love to actually use, pls let me know if anyone is interested for either or...I just need to get my butt moving!! <BR> <BR> Talk to you soon! Fri, 5 Sep 2008 10:59:27 EST Home Heating Oil Okay now, I just had the biggest shock of my life. I have an oil contract that runs from July to July. I had an oil rate of 2.85 for last year and when I renewed this year it was a whooping 4.89 <em>40</em> . <BR> <BR> I will be wearing lots of sweatshirts and extra blankets this winter. <BR> <BR> Joy Tue, 5 Aug 2008 14:44:48 EST Wow, what a beach! I love Crab Meadow beach. Hardly any waves and much nicer than Jones beach's Field five. It is a Town of Huntington beach in Northport. Fri, 1 Aug 2008 21:52:14 EST Greetings from Nesconset This is a great spark team! Just dropping in to say "hi"! <em>213</em> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 23:05:35 EST Hairdresser Suggestions... Hi all. <BR> I don't know if this is an appropriate topic for this board but I wasn't sure if there were any Long Island in general boards out there? <BR> <BR> I got married and moved to LI just over a month ago :) And I need to get my hair cut - just a trim and my bangs cut. Can anyone recommend someone who isn't really expensive but does a good job? (And might have availability next week?) <BR> <BR> I live in Huntington so something near there would be good. Also, I don't get home from w... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 14:56:47 EST Looking for Party Location Suggestions I grew up on Long Island, but now live in Connecticut. In November, I will be hosting a party on Long Island for about 40 people. I am looking for suggestions of places in Nassau County. Most of the guests live between Valley Stream and Wantagh - so something in that area or close near by. <BR> <BR> Nothing too major, just a place where people will eat and socialize (no need for dance floor/dj. I am going more for a baby/bridal shower feel. You serve food and in between courses peopl... Tue, 3 Jun 2008 12:03:00 EST Looking For Something New Hello I have been a member of this group for a while. I have been away with lots of family problems, but now I am back and hopefully better than ever. I am trying to get back on track to living a healthier life. I have also started a club to help me destress. If you are looking for something like that please check it out @ <link>www.jenniferscookingandcrafts.wetpai<BR> </link> , it is called The Mosaic Kitchen. Thanks for your support. Sun, 4 May 2008 12:32:56 EST Newsday bought by Murdoch Yes, Newsday has been bought by Rupert Murdoch of FOX News. <BR> <BR> Expect an extreme "right wing" pro business slant on all issues. Sat, 26 Apr 2008 22:09:48 EST It's April! My hubby and I are going to Massapequa shortly, today, we are riding our recumbent bikes for a proper shakedown. Take notes on what we need to work on them, and get the feel of riding again. <BR> It might be short-lived due to the fact that it was supposed to be warm and sunny outside, but what do the weather people know? <BR> I'll report back how many miles we accomplished. Sun, 6 Apr 2008 12:43:31 EST !!!!!!!SPR NG!!!!!!!! Alritghty LONG is upon us..SpPring! <BR> Pop by & let us know what you are up to! What are your goals???how are you doing???? need a jump start???? We are all in this together. Lets make LI a healthier place this spring! Tue, 1 Apr 2008 07:06:39 EST hi everyone hi im from suffolk county and want to say hi to everyone <BR> i also just want to tell everyone that if your having computer problems my husband has a business and since everyone is from longisland here if u guys want anymore info you can email him or myself <BR> <BR> Contact Brian at 631-478-3765 or Thu, 13 Mar 2008 23:12:56 EST Tour de Cure American Diabetes Association Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 <BR> <BR> Subject: Please Support Me in Tour de Cure! <BR> A message from Regina Napolitano <BR> <BR> I recently accepted the challenge of cycling in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fund-raising event. The Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held in over 80 cities nationwide. The Tour is a ride, not a race; it features different route lengths from a leisurely 10-mile course to a demanding 100-mile journey. I have joined... Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:24:15 EST LONG ISLAND HARBORS RIDE WHEN: JUNE 29, 2008 <BR> <BR> START/FINISH: SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BRENTWOOD, NY <BR> <BR> TO REGISTER: CLICK TO GO TO THE LONG ISLAND HARBORS TOUR (TO THE RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN IN RED PRINT) <BR> <BR> EXPLORE LI NORTH SHORE! THE TOUR OFFERS FOUR DISTANCE CHOICES, A 30 MILE, A 50 MILE, A 75, AND FOR THOSE REALLY READY, A 100 MILE TOUR! <BR> <BR> HOW MANY LONG ISLAND SPARKERS GOT BIKES? DO YOU RIDE REGULARLY? WANT TO MEET YOUR OTHER SPARKERS? COME ON OUT FOR... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:58:53 EST Been away for a while what is new? Okay, I am a self taught knitter and crochet alike even though my grandmother taught me to crochet at age 12. I had forgotten and after all these years decided to pick up that hobby again. I had forgotten to crochet and picked up a few websites and links and taught myself. The same with knitting I purchased a starter kit and taught myself. But I also have another love to cook and bake. So I decided to start a group just for those things I love and to learn other crafts. Please look at this we... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 11:55:34 EST walking buddy Hey Long Islanders, I was glad to find this team and would love to find someone in my area to walk with. I live in Lawrence on the south shore and work in Lynbrook. I am reaaly enjoying this sight with all of it's self help tools and wonderful articles. Just starting the walking so dont be hesitant to reach out if you are even thinking about walking as a step in the right direction. Looking forward to hearing from you. MaryAnn <em>220</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2008 14:17:13 EST Ex NYer Hello, My name is Genny and I am originally from Commack, LI. I now reside in Colorado and come back often. My goal was to lose 120lbs before I come back this time, and have at 70lbs down. I look forward to coming back this summer and strutting my new self at the beach. I know it will be good to be home. Fri, 29 Feb 2008 19:06:12 EST I LOVE JOHN'S FARMS So cheap for fruits and veggies, and the nasty parking is so worth it. Wed, 27 Feb 2008 23:16:23 EST I hear..... My bike is calling out for me from the shed. It's raining, cold, february.....bleh.... <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:54:49 EST Been MIA lately due to stress Hi just want stop in and tell you about my new team I created since I have been under so much stress lately I needed to find a away to reduce stress and manage it in a positive manner. <BR> <BR> So I created Stress Reduction/Management I didn't see anything like it I plan to have daily/weekly stress tips and motivational quotes, discuss creative visualizations and books we use favorite meditations to relieve stress etc I want it to be useful and enjoyable learning experience on this journey... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 00:36:56 EST Crazy weather! We are experiencing a warm spell today. I came home from work at 1:30, threw open ALL my windows, airing out the house. changed, hopped on my Gazelle for about 20 minutes, another 20 minutes doing crunches, kicks, squats, and a little strength curls with the 2 lb weights. Finished at 2:30. <em>68</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2008 15:56:22 EST I have a problem...... So, I need to step up my weight loss with now 4 months to go until my wedding (June 15) <BR> I've been eating well with an occasional slip-up. Well anyway, I went to the gym last week 5 days in a row. I did about 30 - 45 mins of cardio. Then moved on to free weights, and some ab work. I also went to Bikram yoga one night ( for those of you who don't know that's yoga for 90 mins in 110 degree temp. You usually burn around 500 calories from it ) After this class I even went to the gym and did ... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 15:45:32 EST snow, anyone? Am I the only Long Islander who wants snow? I work in an elementary school and I could really use the snow day. Mon, 28 Jan 2008 20:11:44 EST Greetings from Levittown-ia (haha) Hi everyone! My name is Regina! I am happy to be here...even though it's FREEZING outside....and I got a sinus infection! Bleh! i just want to crawl under the covers and hybernate till spring. Bleh... <BR> <BR> Anyway, To cheer me up, I am logging in, and checking it all out. So far, I like what I see. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:33:34 EST Hi Y'all Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Hope all is well with y'all. My name is Kerry, and I'm 28. I'm a single mom, my daughter is about to turn five. I live in East Yaphank. I spent about 7 years in the Navy, stationed out of Great Lakes, IL, and Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Portsmouth, and VA Beach), VA. I got out after back surgery in 2005, and came home to go to college. While in the service, I went on epidural steroids and gained a little more than 50 lbs in three months. I'm tired of the weight, s... Fri, 18 Jan 2008 21:07:15 EST Fresh out and raring to go Formerly from Port living in Florida, but my heart will always be in New York. Starting off the New year with a resolution and hoping that this year will be the last time I have to may this "new" resolution. Just heard about this site and anxious to see how things go here by navigating and learning. Hats off to all the success stories. Wed, 9 Jan 2008 10:50:14 EST 2008 Happy New year! What is in store for you in 2008??? Anyone are to share their resolutions? Fri, 4 Jan 2008 20:27:16 EST Loose Leaf Tea Does anyone know a place on LI where i can buy loose leaf tea, like by the pound? i want to jar it and use it for my wedding favors, but i don't wanna have to order it online without tasting it first. any health food stores or anything? <BR> thanks in advance! Thu, 3 Jan 2008 08:54:05 EST Have you heard of seen Gloria Jean Green Tea Mints Green Tea Mints? I have a friend for Christmas who received a tin of Green Tea Mints that if you eat 3 that equals one cup of green tea. Mon, 31 Dec 2007 10:31:45 EST Hello!!! New member checking in! <BR> <BR> I have used SP before with great success and now after gaining 47 pounds during pregnancy, I am back!! I am down 26 of those pounds, but seem to have stalled. I am hoping SP will be the kick in the pants that I need to lose the rest. Fri, 28 Dec 2007 20:29:19 EST food pantries running low I have posted this in the cafe, but seeing that Long Island is particularly ahrd hit- <BR> <BR> Just reminding you this holiday season that the need for food at food pantries is increasing this year and that many are low on food due to <BR> <BR> Federal cuts. <BR> Companies shipping "dented" cans overseas to sell. <BR> People not having as much money to donate food. <BR> <BR> <BR> "About two dozen people stopped at the Food Mobile in the frigid morning yesterday, just a few of the fa... Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:31:56 EST New here Hi Guys <BR> My name is Ann, I am from Hempstead, been on this site off and on, but am ready to start again. I am a thyroid cancer survivor, and am on Armour, lost weight for the first time in years. My doctors had me on synthroid, which didn't help me at all. My Mom just died a few weeks ago, so I had a slump. Now I am ready to start this weight thing again. Will continue to read everyones posts and get positive feedback. Sun, 2 Dec 2007 18:59:53 EST Holiday check in Hi all! <BR> I know the start of teh Holiday season has been a challange for me...just wanted to check in w/ are you all doing? Any tips for getting through the Holidays ...ans staying on goal and ehalthy at the same time? Tue, 27 Nov 2007 07:20:15 EST Walking marathons Hello I'm interested in perhaps participating in walks on Long Island. Does anyone have a link about where these events may take place? Thank you in advance. =o) Mon, 26 Nov 2007 09:58:26 EST Im so homesick! I know I will be back on the Island in 7 days for a long Thanksgiving weekend... but I miss my family so much Im always down in the dumps. <BR> Let me know how everything is down there and what you have been doing to enjoy yourselves as boating season is over and the weather is getting colder! Tue, 13 Nov 2007 15:38:30 EST Dog Parks on the Island Does anyone know of parks where we're actually allowed to take our pups? I've searched the Brookhaven website and googled for parks and beaches, to no avail. <BR> <BR> Everything around me has the dreaded "no dogs allowed" sign. :P I'd love to take my guys on the beach or let them loose in a park. help! :) <BR> Thanks! <BR> Joani <BR> <BR> PS--Yes, it's pathetic--I live here almost 15 years and I haven't a clue! lol! Sat, 20 Oct 2007 10:18:41 EST Where is Autumn Hiding? :( Good morning, Islanders! <BR> <BR> Okay, who's holding the Fall Season hostage? I still have my A/C's up and running. This weather's been pretty gross. I so do not do well in sticky, hot weather. <BR> <BR> Think I'll go outside and do a rain dance. :P <BR> Joani Sun, 7 Oct 2007 09:47:22 EST Hey there, fellow Islanders! I'm Joani; originally from the Bronx, then Queens, a couple years in Brooklyn and I've been out in the boonies of Farmingville :) for about 14 years. I love it out here--I want to keep traveling East until I live in the Lighthouse hehe! <BR> <BR> I'm 41, married for almost 20 years, have 4 kids (18, 13, 13, & 13--yep, triplets). I've gotten a bit fluffy these past few years and am looking to trim and tone back to about 120-125. <BR> <BR> Love this forum--cool seeing people from Lawn Guyla... Wed, 3 Oct 2007 18:49:05 EST Allergies Hi All.... This year seems to be exceptionally bad for my allergies, my whole family is suffering. I am thinking of buying an air purifier... wondering if anyone has any suggestions. <BR> Appreciate any feedback..... <BR> <BR> Regards, <BR> Ina Tue, 25 Sep 2007 10:59:05 EST Newbie Here.....sort of! Hey everyone. I'm kind of new here (again). I was a member of SP about a year ago, but quit. But I'm here to try again. I'm Kristen, a stay-at-home-mommy to 2 little girls, ages 4 & 2. We live in Babylon with my DH, Todd. Looking forward to the journey! Mon, 24 Sep 2007 21:29:20 EST Any worship/church suggestions? Hi group -- I used to lead a free church-based weight loss group called First Place, out in Sayville. Well, after doing about 10 back to back groups I got burned out 2 years ago and went on hiatus. I prefer not to return to the church where I led these "Bible study" groups. Does anyone know of a church near their home, that would be willing to let us use a room in the church, on Monday nights? I prefer Suffolk County, but will go to Nassau County as well. For some people, having their fa... Thu, 13 Sep 2007 05:26:50 EST Fall check in!!!! I know its not really Fall- but back to school, and labor day...well- its time to check in for the "unofficial" beginning of is everyone doing???? Tue, 4 Sep 2007 07:00:43 EST Lovin' my weeds-another good reason "The shimmering green of the finely groomed Long Island lawn may trigger an owner's pride and neighborhood envy, but it also could pose a serious health risk. <BR> <BR> Many of the 30 most commonly used backyard pesticides, which have been beautifying lawns and killing pests since the 1950s, have been linked to cancer, birth defects and other problems such as asthma and diabetes, according to Beyond Pesticides, an environmental advocacy group in Washington, D.C. <BR> <BR> The risk of pesti... Mon, 16 Jul 2007 19:49:29 EST Long Islanders-how R U all beating the heat?? Phew its hot!!! <BR> I have been slowed in my exercise efforts- jsut too hot to walk on my lunch hour- I could treadmill inside- but I am not as motivated to do it indoors! <BR> How are you all holding up? <BR> How is summer going? Wed, 11 Jul 2007 06:29:04 EST Long Island Accent gone bad! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> thought you guys might enjoy this. <BR> Thu, 14 Jun 2007 20:04:44 EST Got a job Where else would a Greek gal work? The Oceancrest diner on 110 across from the Walt Whitman mall. <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to get out of the house. Tue, 12 Jun 2007 09:51:42 EST The 10 Commandments of Healthy Eating for Parents This was in an email I received today from Spark People and I wanted to share it. <BR> The 10 Commandments of Healthy Eating for Parents <BR> It's As Simple as Counting to Ten <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> <BR> 1. Thou shalt not force, bribe or coerce thy child to eat. <BR> 2. Thou shalt set a good example by eating at least five fruits and vegetables, three whole grain products, and three dairy servings... Thu, 7 Jun 2007 22:32:49 EST Weekend plans???? OK we have a nice weekend on tap..whats everyone got planned? How are you going to keep the spark going? <BR> <BR> <em>47</em> Wed, 6 Jun 2007 06:42:38 EST Some people are so nervy!!! I was at work - and someone asked me if I was expecting!!!! I didn't even know what to say. I think I might of had a mini stroke. Where do some people come off asking this question if they aren't completely sure. If you're not sure--- DON'T ASK!!!!! What's so hard in that?? It did motivate me to get outside and walk the dog for a hr. Still isn't the point though!!! This basically ruined my day. I came so far and lost 30lbs since Sept. and this one person made me really upset. I was used t... Sat, 2 Jun 2007 19:45:03 EST 5k hey everyone me and jen did our 1st 5k walk today we are also doing it tomorrow. Tomorrow's walk is at the North Country Road School in Miller Place @ 9:30 if anyone is interested! ~Joanna~ Sat, 2 Jun 2007 19:23:56 EST fun and free Anyone have any suggestions of what is fun and free or low cost to do on the island?? I'm thinking outdoors stuff boating hiking stuff like that. I have 3 kids and want to start getting out more now that I'm feeling good! ~Jen Wed, 16 May 2007 10:58:21 EST 100 long Islanders strong!!!!! Welcome to Jencaz23..our 100th Long Island team member!!!!! <BR> I think it is awesome that we have so many sparked Long islanders! <BR> yeah for us!!! <BR> <em>236</em> Tue, 15 May 2007 05:49:51 EST Popping in to wish all the Moms A HAPPY MOTHERS DAY ! ! <BR> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> Sat, 12 May 2007 12:20:47 EST