SparkPeople Spokane Sparks Team Messageboard Spokane Sparks...let's motivate each other to get healthy and succeed in reaching our goals. SparkPeople Spokane Sparks Team Messageboard New Spokane Spark Member! I am not new to Spokane or SP (despite this being my 4th time back to SP). This is the first time that I have joined the Spokane Spark team. <BR> <BR> I just moved to the North side, by Northtown Mall. I am honestly seeking any good places for casual workouts that don't cost a fortune, or even a walking buddy! :) Mon, 6 Mar 2017 22:25:43 EST Possible walking group My name is Jenn and I'm on the south hill. I moved here in March and have Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays off. I was thinking of starting a walking group in the mornings at one on the local parks around here for my days off with perhaps a starting time between 8am-10am depending on everyone's schedule. Let me know if anyone is interested and see what we can get going. Or let me know if there are any walking groups the area I can join. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:20:00 EST Sunday - Funday? It's Sunday, August 7th - What's happening with Spokane Sparklers today? Something FUN on your calendar? Please share ... <BR> <BR> Anyone? ......... Anyone? Sun, 7 Aug 2016 09:04:03 EST SALUTATIONS from sunny Spokane, WA I am ready to say goodbye to the woman I was in order to become the woman I envision. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:12:30 EST Hi! Looking to walk. I'm new and in Spokane Valley and looking for a walking buddy. I'm home most days and hate going by myself. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:51:38 EST Hello! New here! It's nice to see a local board. Just downloaded Spark yesterday. I've been logging food, eating mostly whole foods &amp; exercising every day, down exactly 10# as of today! I've tried to lose weight in the past, but this time feels differently. I have never wanted to go to the gym every day - EVER! Now there are days I want to go a second time during the day.... who does that? Not me - not the OLD me! The new me - anything is possible!! Can't wait to get to know you all! <... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:10:00 EST 5k walks in Spokane Just wanted to share and see if anyone would like to join me on doing 2 5k walks that are happening in Spokane they are both on the same day. Sept 19th. <BR> <BR> Out of the darkness walk: Walk Location: Riverfront Park - Downtown Spokane <BR> Check-in/Registration Time: 09/19/2015 at 8:30 am <BR> Walk Begins: 10:00 am <BR> Walk Ends: 12:00 pm <BR> <BR> When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 13:19:29 EST New to Spokane and Spark :) I'm new to both Spokane and SparkPeople :) <BR> <BR> I've been a life-long 'fat kid' and looking to lose it now! <BR> I live on the South Hill with my boyfriend, work at Group Health, and need motivation and ability to lose weight. <BR> I was a Spark'er about 4 years ago, but after a bad reaction to Depo (don't use it!!) and a back injury I gained back all the weight plus 20 lbs. NOT GOOD! I'm starting over, and I wanted a fresh go of it, so here's me, fresh user name and everything, looking... Mon, 18 May 2015 18:14:56 EST Meal Planning I am the Queen of making 2 week menus. I am the Joker when it comes to preparing them. <BR> <BR> I work so many hours a day that by the time I get home, I have no energy left to cook the meals. <BR> <BR> I am looking for suggestions, ideas, anything that I can do so that I am less inclined to order out and make dinner instead. <BR> <BR> Does anyone utilize the cooking meals or prepping the meals one day of the week? Is it truly more efficient and easier? Thu, 5 Feb 2015 21:43:22 EST motivation doesn't come easy Intoduce myself, lets see about 60# over weight. Need motivation everyday because its so much nicer to lay on the couch and read. I've tried many different programs and quit because they are too expensive. Doesn't help in the long run. Found this site and its not much different than everything else, and has a big benifit of cooking ur own food. Prepackaged food is not so good. And I'm allergic to coconut so it's hard finding a premade supplier that doesnt use coconut in some way. Well thats a... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 23:22:07 EST Winter Motivation How do you keep yourself motivated in the winter? Would love to hear some of your tips :) Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:07:15 EST Hello... Re opened new account, need support to lose 10 lbs. I am going through menopause at 40 and it is taking over my life. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:16:32 EST Its Friday! Does anyone have any special plans? Any fun hikes or fun runs they are going to participate in? I hope everyone has a great weekend and gets out there and works out in the beautiful sun! Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:12:49 EST Little Changes My weight/health has really been on my mind the past couple of weeks so I decided to check in with Spark and see it's been a year since I joined! Eleven months of roller coasting - I just can't seem to get started and commit. <BR> <BR> Please tell me Spark Friends - how did you begin? Was is little baby steps (and what were they) or was it changing your ways - cold turkey? <BR> <BR> I need help - <BR> Jeannie Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:20:59 EST Juicing With all of the social media, paid television advertising and books, what are your thoughts on juicing? <BR> <BR> Have you tried it and how has it worked for you? Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:29:59 EST New to Spokane, but not Spark People I am new to Spokane Sparks, but not new to spark people (joined in 2008). I moved to Spokane Valley this month (August 2014) from the Pullman area (retired from WSU). I lived in a small rural town (Uniontown) so this is a big change for me--to be able to go to the grocery store just down the block is magic! It used to be a 40 mile round trip! <BR> <BR> Nice to be here! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:09:01 EST Want to work out at the Y? Hi! I'm Michelle, a 34 year old, full-time working mother of three. The last few years I have been consumed with juggling being a fresh college grad and building my career and family. Now I want to take some time to enjoy life, but there is so much I can't do because of my weight. I weigh 215 lbs. (Down from 224) I want to change all that. My goal is to lose 40 lbs. in 90 days. Ambitious but doable. In my first week I lost 5. I expect that to slow slightly, but I should still be on track. In ... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:25:11 EST WEEKEND TIPS? I am so good during the week while I am working. It's when the weekend hits that I find I am completely off track and spend the weekend ruining everything I did during the week. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any tips to get through the weekend? I can't keep doing this. I find I beat myself up by the end of Sunday evening. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:19:11 EST Here I am... I am a busy mom of five kids. I am currently studying at home to be a midwife, while homeschooling my five kids. I help my husband work from home and do all the other "wife/mom" stuff. :) I have a lot to lose as far as weight is concerned and a lot to lose if I don't lose the weight. I come from a family of diabetics, but have not been diagnosed... sugars are nearing the "pre-diabetic" level (99) and I don't want to go down that road. :( I have a family that needs me to be more active and h... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:12:28 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:51:34 EST June Song Game Rules are easy: I name a song and you use one word from that song name to name another song. <BR> <BR> You can add the band or artist who wrote the song after it if you want, it's not necessary but would be helpful. <BR> <BR> For example... Don't Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson <BR> <BR> Then next person might put down... Stop In the Name of Love by The Supremes <BR> <BR> And so on and so forth. Let's have fun with this. Sat, 31 May 2014 23:38:12 EST Hi Guys, New Member Hi everyone, i was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. im trying to change my habits and lose weight and hopefully not need my metformin anymore. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:59:52 EST hello - new member Ok so I don't currently live in Spokane. But I lived there my whole life and go back at least four times a year. I had to defect to the "westside". However, there is not a Tacoma/Puyallup group and I am not a Seattle person - not my style. I am more country with attitude I say. :) <BR> <BR> I have off and on done spark. I have a body media since January and now that the apps are integrated I am trying Sparkpeople again. <BR> <BR> I currently work out about 5-6 days a week, running [turtle... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:50:18 EST Greetings! Hello Everyone! I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself as a new team member. I live here in Spokane. I am 31 years old with three beautiful little girls. I am currently going back to school to earn my Paraprofessional Special Education Degree. My motivators are my children of course. I want to to provide a strong example to them the importance of Education and a healthy living style. I also want to show to them that anything is possible, so long as you work at it. My goal is t... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:53:50 EST Returning Member...Again. 4th time a charm? Hello, everyone. This is literally the 4th time I have been back here, and I am hoping, it will be the charm. I have been back on SP since last Wednesday. <BR> <BR> I am proud to say that so far, I have done a food journal EVERY DAY (even yesterday which was a horrible day eating wise!!!) and that's helping me a lot. I have to stick to it. I have also been returning to the gym (My friend and I go to the Spokane Valley Fitness Center) and I also will sometimes use the apartment complex gym i... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 22:49:11 EST March Affirmations How this works each week post here in this form what is your affirmations that you will keep repeating to yourself throughout the week. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:24:39 EST New to the team Hi my name is Shannon and I live in Sprague and I am hoping to find someone that lives around me to walk with and be my life style change buddy. Let me know and good luck to everyone that is on this life changing journey! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:44:39 EST It's me .... Finnegan ready to begin again. <BR> Sat, 8 Feb 2014 18:16:12 EST February "Get Heart Healthy" So thought I would make a forum for February where you can post weekly on how your getting heart healthy. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:10:41 EST New here New to Spark. :) This is my year to make this work! Is everyone here from Spokane? We are out in the Valley. We lived in Alaska 20+ years, moved here for 7 then moved back to Alaska for 10 months and moved back here just this past September. Would love to connect with others who are struggling and working at this. I have 130 lbs to lose to get to my goal. <BR> ~Kari Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:46:16 EST December Here's to all the Spokane Sparkers! December is a new month! A new month to start tracking your food and your workouts. If you didn't do good in November now is your chance to do better in December! My goal is to do just that. <BR> <BR> Much success to you all! Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:52:46 EST Winter Motivation Well today it snowed and there is still a good amount on the ground. The snow was followed by rain and it makes it a little more challenging to get a workout in. <BR> <BR> What do you do in the winter weather to keep your workouts going? <BR> <BR> What do you do to keep motivated with all the holiday goodies this time of year? <BR> <BR> I will be bundling up to get outside & get some fresh air and also utilizing the OnDemand workouts via cable. <BR> <BR> I will still partake of treats bu... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:18:38 EST How is everyone doing? Well.....I had to make a goal to stick to my previous goal! I'm going to stick to trying to get outside and workout at least 4 days a week for at least 30 minutes a pop. It's totally doable! I figure since I work from home there should be NO excuse. <BR> <BR> Hope you all do good this weekend! <em>318</em> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:14:20 EST Workouts I'm looking for someone who wants a buddy once in a while to either walk or walk/jog. I live in the valley but can be fairly flexible on meeting. I know the weather is getting a little gross out but I don't mind the rain - it's all about layering! I am pretty flexible also in the time frame I can meet someone as I work from home. Hoping to see some more group activity on Spokane Sparks! Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:06:56 EST Weekday workouts Does anyone want to meet during the week, during the day to work out? I would like someone to walk with. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:48:14 EST Yoo Hoo Spokane Sparks! Where are you all? <BR> <BR> All 7,484 of you? <BR> <BR> Let's ROCKtober together! Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:57:57 EST 5k Walks Hello Team, <BR> My name is Amanda and I wanted to invite you all to join me to train for two different 5k walks that are happening in Spokane in September. The first one is on Sept 14th at Mission Park its called "Out of the darkness" you can join the "Never Give Up" team by going to<BR>ction=portal.home and register under the "Never Give Up" team. The second 5k is my 2nd annual 5k walk/Jog that is on Sept 28th, 2013 starting at the Mirabeau park an... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:48:02 EST 08-03-13 Saturday GOOD Morning fellow sparklers! Wishing you well and hoping you all enjoy one of the very best Saturdays of your life! Take time for you - <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 10:50:42 EST Salutations Spokane, WA Hi fellow Spokanites! I'm new . . .saying "hi"! Fri, 2 Aug 2013 23:29:47 EST Weekend Wonders What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean? <BR> <BR> Where would you spend your dream summer vacation? <BR> <BR> Do you like hot weather? <BR> <BR> What do you like best cooked on the BBQ? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:51:35 EST Been gone bu now am back Hey team, <BR> So sorry I haven't checked in for so long. I have been dealing with lots of stress and issues in my life. Been in and out of the hospital due to injuries caused by seizure disorder. Anyways am back and love to start up a healthy plan to get me back on track. How is everyone doing? Tue, 28 May 2013 13:01:01 EST Here I come.....again. Hello everyone. My name is Sherry and I am determined to make positive changes in my life. I am looking for walking partners or just someone to help keep me motivated. I am concerned for my health and I want to show my son the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Looking forward to following these boards and hopefully making some new friends. Thu, 9 May 2013 10:15:55 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 3 May 2013 04:24:25 EST Really? Over 7,000 fellow "sparklers" right here in Spokane? I'm on the Northside - where are you? <BR> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:43:33 EST Random Questions Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> So most of you are going to not like me for this one but...... I started using back in January and have lost 60lbs. the issue I am having is everyone else can see that I am losing weight, they all comment. but I don't see it I don't feel it I feel the same at 358 as I did at 418. the only reason I know I have lost weight is cause the scale told me I have lost that much. my joints hurt more now. I have started to see that my pants are a little more lo... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:51:29 EST April Goals What are your Goals for April Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:40:16 EST Hooty Hoo to all of You . . . Salutations Sparklers from Spokane, WA. I'm new....taking the first step. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:02:29 EST A walk in the Valley Hello to all the Sparks in Spokane! I am new to SP and to Spokane Valley. Been here for 3 months and don't really know a soul. I love to workout outdoors and as the weather is improving I am anxious to stay walking. Can anyone recommend good parks to walk in? I'd love company too if anyone is interested. <BR> <BR> ~Blessings~ <BR> <BR> Asiza P. <em>311</em> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:04:18 EST How do you deal with extremely high stress I have been having some trouble dealing with stress. my stress seem a little different I have a 2 million dollar show on my shoulders every other week (8-9 days on 10-16 hrs a day 4-5 days off). I don't have the best options for food where I am (think of ballpark food). I am starting to learn how to eat right but the stress gets to and I grab the wrong thing any suggestions Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:54:57 EST Hello Everyone Hello Everyone <BR> <BR> My name is Gavin and I just joined the group I have lived in the Spokane Area for most of my life. I started Sparkpeople back in 2006 but dint really get started with it till early January of this year. I would like to get down to 200 lbs. I have been big since I was about 6 years old. I travel for a living and am in hotels about 340 days out of the year so eating health is very hard when you don't normally have a fridge or a microwave. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:58:36 EST Hi All Hello! <BR> My name is Asiza and I am excited to be part of this community. Been heavy since I was 9 and I have decided that now is the time to make a serious change. I have just moved to Spaokane from California leaving all of my friends and family behind. I am looking for support and to be supportive. Looking forward to getting to know some of you better! Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:18:21 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 8 Mar 2013 13:05:56 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 7 Mar 2013 09:44:52 EST 6 Month Elite Fitness Membership For $75 Spokane Deal of the Day. Thought someone might want to try it out. <BR> <BR> Elite Fitness is always available on your time. The gym remains open and secured with keycard access 24 hours a day. When you enter Elite Fitness, it is an athlete’s dream. There are private TV’s on all the cardio machines, a full circuit for individual training, free weights, machines and more. If a group setting is more your style, join one of Elite Fitness’s classes! <BR> <BR> <link> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 15:14:57 EST Bloomsday So I was cleared by my doctors to walk Bloomsday and I like to start trainining for this if I start this next Monday Feb 4th I will have 12 weeks to train. Any ideas on to train for this? Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:12:29 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:17:04 EST Transformation is a choice! Very inspiring videos!! Part 1 and 2. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>annotation_875958&feature=iv&src_vid=Z<BR>PW3EB5U0bo&v=37_9i6Lf_oM </link> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:57:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:43:34 EST Daily Questions So I thought I would start a new forum where I would post a daily question to help us all keep on track and to help each other. <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How do you stay motivated when life can sometimes bring you unwanted stress? Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:15:52 EST Happy New Year Goals Happy New Year everyone...So what are some goals are you setting for this next year? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 16:45:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 5 Dec 2012 04:50:18 EST Welcome Celebration!! Please join me in welcomeing AMCDugger to the team leadership! She has so nicely volunteered to be our welcome wagon person so to speak =) Please join me in giving her a warm welcome! Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:42:18 EST PRIZE TIME!!!!! Hello Spokane Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> I thought I would try a new way to get some excitement going into this team. Below is a link for a SparkPeople quiz. Take the quiz and then post your results if you are comfortable or just post that you took the quiz and a SparkGoodie will be on its way! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=61 </link> <BR> <BR> So come on down, learn a little about yourself and earn a new goodie!! Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:02:42 EST Friday Check In Happy Friday Spokane Sparkers!!!!! <BR> <BR> What plans do you have for this weekend? <BR> <BR> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:54:27 EST Is there a team leader??? I have noticed that no one really check in to Spokane Spark anyone is this no longer a team. I have also noticed that there is no team leader as well...I am wondering what I can do to help. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:40:10 EST Valley Fest Hi everyone, <BR> So I thought I see who might be going to Valley Fest. It will be tons of fun and walking. If your up to it I will be there tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm if you wanna meet up that would be awesome. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:16:29 EST 5k jog/run Hello, <BR> I am training for a 5k jog/walk and I would like to invite you all to come join me not only on training days but aslo on my race day. I will be training on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays in the spokane valley. Race day is on Oct, 13, 2012 at 11am in the spokane valley by Mirabeau park. Hope to see you there.. <em>381</em> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 19:12:09 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:30:36 EST Fro Yo Earth? I just want to say, I LOVE the valley Fro Yo earth location. It's a fun place, and it's a yummy treat. <BR> <BR> I am curious though, for anyone else who goes there, how do you keep it at least on the healthier side? :) <BR> <BR> Celeste Wed, 1 Aug 2012 16:25:45 EST bike riding Any bike riders on the Spokane Sparks team? Looking for someone to ride with during the week. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 00:21:07 EST Evening Time Walking Buddy/Shadle Area? Hello, <BR> I have surfed around on here, and noticed others posting looking for walking buddies. <BR> But their all towards the Valley which is like 35-40mins from me,so am looking for people in the Shadle area. Who would be interested in meeting and walking about in the evening time? <BR> <BR> Day's and times can be discussed further if your interested. Thanks for looking. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:49:48 EST Spokane Valley Fitness Center I am just curious if anyone has been to this gym or to the Spokane Fitness Center on the north side. <BR> <BR> It looks like they have got some great deals going on and I am highly considering them. <BR> I am looking for somewhere close to me and this is right between home and work. They also have a pool and hot tub which would be nice because I am having knee problems right now. <BR> <BR> Some of what they are offer is: <BR> <BR> New Cardio and Weight Equipment (Hoist, Cybex, Octane, and ... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:25:15 EST Back and Ready to Find Myself Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Celeste and I am 27 years old. <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople probably 3-4 <BR> times. <BR> <BR> I keep trying to do this alone, and I can't do it. <BR> I am tired of trying to do it alone. <BR> <BR> I need help. I admit it. I ask for it. <BR> <BR> I am 5'1 and weigh 196 currently. <BR> <BR> Why am I reaching out now? <BR> <BR> Last night, I went to Wal-Mart to get a swimsuit because <BR> my family and I are going to Silverwood tom... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 01:09:18 EST Need a location Ok my fellow Spokane Sparkers - I am doing another virtual half marathon. I plan on doing it the weekend of July 28. I can do it on Saturday or Sunday. I am looking for a relatively flat area that I can run to get my 13.1 miles in. I have a special watch that measures my distance so running in circles etc is fine. I would prefer paved and safe enough that I have the kids there in a designated spot to be my cheerleaders and water station. I know there is Manito Park - but looking for oth... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:05:46 EST Need a buddy HELLO EVERYONE <BR> <BR> i AM FAMILIAR WITH THE SPARKS FAMILY. THIS IS A WONDERFUL PLATFORM TO FIND OTHERS TO HELP US ON OUR ROAD TO WEIGHT LOSS. PEOPLE THAT WILL ENCOURAGE US BECAUSE WE ARE PERFECTLY ABLE TO SABOTAGE OURSELVES. <BR> YES, I FELL OFF MY GAME AND HAVE BEEN BEATING MYSELF UP ABOUT IT. I HAVE NO EXCUSES JUST WANT TO HIT THE FLOOR RUNNING AGAIN AND THIS TIME SUCCEED., IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE MY BUDDY THROUGH THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD ? ;) PLEASE E-M... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 14:53:24 EST Back and Ready to Rock I'm back. I'm motivated. Any pointers, words of wisdom, or motivations are greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> Rie Sun, 1 Jul 2012 12:46:26 EST Weight Tracker Signature I'm back after being gone for a very long time. To help with motivation I would like to post one of those adorable little weight trackers. :) Can anyone help me out on how to get one posted on the bottom of my signature? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Rie <BR> <BR> Found it! :) Guess it helps if I look a little deeper first. Sun, 1 Jul 2012 12:39:43 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:54:33 EST What are your summer activities?? I'm planning on doing some camping which will include, hiking, biking, and swimming. What do you have going on? Thu, 21 Jun 2012 00:51:26 EST Returning to get it right this time I recently moved to Washington from Tucson Arizona. I'm suppose to be in Everett WA however that did work out to good so I'm in Curlew WA. I keep coming back to SP so I just need to do it and get on with it, Right? I'm looking forward to being part of your team. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 14:32:32 EST Just curious... ...if anyone is planning on attempting SpokeFest in Sept? I don't have a racing bike and I'm not in great shape, but I'm thinking about attempting it anyway. <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 May 2012 05:38:33 EST Returning I've been in and out (mostly out) of this site for about 4 years now, and I'm ready to get back in the game, so I'm stopping by to say hello. Sat, 12 May 2012 05:30:24 EST need a buddy i need a buddy to help me stay motivated and on track someone to go on walks with. someone who will help keep me accountable and someonr i can do the same for Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:37:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:13:53 EST ~~~WhoHOO Wednesday 4/18/12~~~ I don't know about anyone else - but I am ready for spring with no more rain (at least not as often). Since they say April showers bring May flowers - how about a list of the May flowers we are waiting for.... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:48:16 EST 5k This Saturday - Valley I just found out about this 5k This Saturday the 21st, wanted to share the info... : ) <BR> <BR> 2012 Community Fun Run <BR> <BR> A run, for fun, for everyone! <BR> <BR> People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are a vibrant part of our community. The Community Fun Run is an event where people with and without disabilities can come together in an atmosphere of unity and respect. A seed run for Bloomsday, this 5K run is a good opportunity for serious runners to prepare.... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:31:02 EST Anytime Fitness? Is anybody else a member of Anytime Fitness in the valley? If so: what time do you go? I've had a membership for a long time, just haven't gone. I'm trying to fix that. Besides the fact that not going is a total waste of money, I *do* want/need to exercise. Maybe if I knew somebody there it would give me extra motivation. If nothing else, it would be cool to know who else is a member. Fri, 6 Apr 2012 03:29:31 EST ~~~WhoHoo Wednesday 3/21/2012~~~ Well it is the first full day of spring and the weather is not very "spring" like - so how about we list the things we are looking forward to in the spring. <BR> <BR> <BR> Personally I am looking forward to releasing the kids to the outside and having a reason to buy a good jogging stroller! Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:45:45 EST walking buddy I'm looking for a walking buddy, or perhaps getting a group together. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:29:22 EST What's your average meal? Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner; to me they are all the same. A challenge. <BR> How many calories? When? What? How do I plan these things? <BR> <BR> As a college student working full time, I don't always have time for a sit down meal. However, I try hard to make everything before hand and freeze it, so I can make the most of the 20 mins I have at home for lunch. <BR> Breakfast for me consists of Chobani Strawberry Yogurt and Fiber Plus chocolate chip bar. <BR> Lunch and dinner are a bigger ... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:36:19 EST ~~~~WhoHoo Wednesday 3/14/2012 ~~~~ With shamrocks and pots of gold right arouind the corner - <BR> <BR> What are you doing for St Patrick's day and what is your "lucky charm" for getting through another day that invites over indulgence? <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 07:33:57 EST ~~~WhoHOO Wednesday 3/7/12~~~ Well here it is nearly time to "spring" forward our clocks - what are you doing to "spring" forward your healthy goals? Wed, 7 Mar 2012 15:03:32 EST I am new here Hi! <BR> <BR> I am Suzzanne, and I am new to the group. I have multiple health conditions, and have struggled with my weight since I turned 25 years old. Now at age 45, I know that I need to change how I eat for life, not just until I lose some weight. I have recently put weight back on after being down 30 pounds last summer. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to hearing from team members and hopefully I can be of support to you all as well! Mon, 5 Mar 2012 21:51:17 EST New to the group I am Jenelle. I am fairly new to Spark people, this is my first post. I am 30 and currently wanting to loose 100lbs. I struggle with sugar and carbs making poor food choices. I've tried other "diet" sites and have not had much luck. Hoping...Knowing this time will be different. <BR> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 02:37:45 EST Hi there! I'm new to sparkpeople and would love to meet new people in spokane! Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:18:10 EST Another new team member Hi, I'm Sue. I lost 113 lbs a couple of years ago, but in the past 1 1/2 years I have "found" a bunch of it. I am back on track now, tracking on SP and working out hard at my gym. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:28:43 EST Hi! I'm new :) My name is Tiffany. I'm 24 years old and have always been overweight. In recent years, with the stress of working full time and going to graduate school, my weight has topped out at 240lbs! I've tried dieting in the past and have had success a few times (never getting to a "healthy" weight, but dipping down into the "overweight" range of the BMI scale) but have always gained weight back. I've finally gotten to the point where I want to make a serious commitment to a lifestyle change! I want t... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:28:05 EST ~~~WhoHOO Wednesday 2/15/2012~~~~ I know many of us have best intentions and then life creeps up or sneak attacks us and our plans do not happen. Yesterday was a prime example for me - I worked my night shift, was going to sleep a few hours and then log onto SP to do the WhoHOO for the week when after only 30 minutes of sleep my loving 19-month-old son decided it was time to be up and cranky for the entire day. My sleep was limited to precious moments dozing in the chair while he climbed up and down me, alternately whined a... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:46:07 EST ~~~~WhoHOO Wednesday 02/08/2012~~~ Today is pat yourself on the back day - what is something you have done that is worthy of a pat on the back? <BR> <BR> <BR> I did my best time/distance average last night when doing my training. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 16:31:02 EST How was your day? Did you exercise? <BR> <BR> Eat right? <BR> <BR> Get a project done? <BR> <BR> Any thing else you want to share? Tue, 7 Feb 2012 21:56:50 EST I finally did it! I joined the YMCA today!!! Not just for me but for my whoe family. I think it will be good for us and am excited about the things we can do. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 21:48:02 EST Northside Oz? Does anyone workout at the Oz Fitness on Holland? Currently I work out at night, but will be switching to mornings in a week or two and was looking to meet a new gym partner(s). Fri, 3 Feb 2012 03:43:50 EST Hello again Coming back to do things right. <BR> I recently tried the hCG diet and after two weeks I had to stop. It was awful, I have feel so bad. <BR> I am still tired and weak. <BR> So my body wins. I am going to continue to eat clean and start to add in more exercise. <BR> I did drop almost ten pounds. But I know I will probably add it back. <BR> It is hard to figure out when to exercise with everything going on. <BR> I work part time at SCC and teaching knitting at Michaels. <BR> And I have 3 little... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:21:27 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:50:06 EST ~~~WhoHOO Wdnesday 02/01/2012~~~ With this being the month where it seems candy advertisments are made me think - <BR> <BR> What would your candy heart or personalized M&M say? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine would say "U CAN DO IT" Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:29:54 EST Introducing me! :) Hello Everyone! My name is Holli. I am 28, wife, and stay at home mom to 3 boys (ages: 11,5,4) I am not very good at introducing or talking on forums so bear with me! I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3 in November 2011 and I need to try to be as healthy as I can be so my first step is to lose weight! Any advice, suggestions or help is greatly appreciated! Questions? Feel free to ask! <BR> <BR> *Holli* Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:32:06 EST ~~~~WhoHOO Wednesday 01/25/2012~~~ I know the weather has been on the minds of many of us this week let's see how many weather songs we can think of. <BR> <BR> I LOVE the Weathergirls It's Raining Men - it's on my Ipod and sure does help my gusto when to comes up in play rotation when working out. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:38:15 EST New to SparkPeople ~ Hello Hello, my name is Miranda. New to SparkPeople, I was using MyFitnessPal and find this is more interactive. I have been working out at Oz Fitness and meeting with Biggest Losers - Spokane since September 2011. I have lost a total of 13 pounds. I am seeming to plateau this past month and don't have the extra money to work with a trainer again. I have lost inches as well. I am here to interact with people with similar goals and share ideas/information. I would also like to find some workout part... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:28:25 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:51:07 EST ~~~WhoHOO Wednesday 1/18/12~~~~~ What is the most interesting thing you have in your purse/wallet? Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:26:27 EST Daily Activity Check-in I thought maybe if we checked in with our daily activities it would motivate us! Hope all of you are making it happen because WE CAN DO THIS!!! Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:07:01 EST Hello Spokane! I am new to the Spokane area. My daughter, my boyfriend and I moved here in August for employment. We just joined Spokane Fitness Gym about a week ago and are looking to meet new people to workout with. (Helps with accountability and accomplish my goal of losing about 50 lbs.) <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from y'all soon! <BR> <em>211</em> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 04:40:49 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:48:42 EST New to Spark People and this team Hi there - just a quick HELLO. I 'met' leona / momfan on another team and saw the "spokane team" in her siggy line so thought I would join. I grew up in Spokane, moved to Seattle area for about 15 years or so and moved back here about a year ago. I have about 10 lbs to get back to the high end of my maintenance range, then another 5 to get to the mid-point (it sounds easier to say "lose 10 then lose 5" than to say "lose 15). LOL! <BR> <BR> ttyl <BR> Shanna Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:34:08 EST ~~~~WhoHOO Wednesday 1/11/12~~~~~ This week let's play WhoHOO or Wahhh. I will list an item and the next person WhoHOOs (likes) it or Wahhhs (dislikes) it. They in turn get to list something for the next person to WhoHOO or Wahhh. (Hope this makes sense - does to my sleeply head LOL) <BR> <BR> <BR> Black and White movies...... <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:48:00 EST Suggestions Hey Team, <BR> <BR> I have a virtual HM on 1/15/2012 and would like to do it outside weather permitting....and I need your suggestions as where to do it in the Spokane area (within 1 hour drive). I usually do my walks on my treadmill or on my private road but would like some new scenery. I would prefer a reasonably flat area though my own private road is not flat so not a deal breaker. The trail itself does not have to be 13.1 miles as I can do it over and over again until I reach 13.1 mi... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 17:35:21 EST Not getting feeds via email Anybody know why I stopped getting my emails about new feeds?? Thu, 5 Jan 2012 10:12:08 EST WhoHoo Wednesday 01/04/2012 Since it is a new year I decided to change it from Wednesday Wackiness to WhoHoo Wednesday. <BR> <BR> So I just got off the treadmill and am singing "What I Like About You" the WhoHoo for this Wednesday is to list something that you like about yourself! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine is my resilence - I have had a lot of blows in life that could have easily stopped me and while they may have sidetracked me from time to time I am still here! <BR> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 17:56:05 EST How are you going to reach your goals? What are you implementing to help you succeed at reaching your goals? <BR> <BR> Are you adding something new to your program? <BR> <BR> Trying a new class? <BR> <BR> Joining a gym? <BR> <BR> Please share with us here? Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:56:11 EST 2012 Goals 2012 is just around the corner. <BR> <BR> Have you made some goals...are you READY for 2012? <BR> <BR> What your plans are!! <BR> <BR> Fail to plan, plan to fail. Let's not do this! Let's make our plans and succeed! Fri, 30 Dec 2011 01:29:19 EST New and not so sure... how to use this page. <BR> <BR> I'm a 52 year old female and have a lot of health problems. I am so tired of feeling yucky all the time and I started a new lifestyle today. <BR> <BR> Would someone please send me a message to help me get started using these message boards. I need the encouragement and want to participate. <BR> <BR> Thanks for taking time to help me out. Mon, 26 Dec 2011 15:55:32 EST Beautiful! Copied Post by SUNNY332 Someone posted this on another team. Wanted to share it with you all. <BR> <BR> God Bless us everyone. Sunny <BR> <BR> Dear Abby: <BR> <BR> I am flat broke from overspending at Christmas time. But I need to go shopping again soon because I am completely out of self-respect. I've said things I wish I could take back and I am not feeling too good about myself. <BR> <BR> I also want to exchange a carton of self righteousness for an equal amount of humility. I hear that it is less expensive a... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:33:23 EST Christmas Activities in Spokane? I know this is late, but I thought it might be fun to tell what your favorite activities are in Spokane. <BR> <BR> I know we already missed the Davenport Tree of Elegance, that I just heard about this year. Manito Conservatory ends tonight as 7. Will miss it also. Do you know of something fun that can still be done and enjoyed by the members? Favorite places to view lights? Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:05:05 EST New Member from Spokane I'm trying to lose 10+ pounds in a Biggest Loser challenge at my workplace. My goal for now is to track the number of calories I've burned each day. I love healthy recipes, especially those that use some amount of prepared foods such as those at Costco. Sat, 17 Dec 2011 14:51:56 EST ~~~Wednesday Wackiness 12/14/2011~~~~ Since last week was about the movies of Christmas - this week is the favorite songs of Christmas...... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 22:58:06 EST Been Inactive <BR> Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing well! <BR> <BR> Sighs. I haven't been active in SP lately <BR> and I really have got to change that. I <BR> seem to do a lot better when I have others <BR> to interact with who are also on this journey. <BR> <BR> I am sorry I haven't been here, but that is <BR> changing. <BR> <BR> Celeste Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:43:55 EST Chrimstas Memories Do you have some favorite Christmas memories. We would love to hear what they are. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:38:57 EST ~~~Wednesday Wackiness 12/7/2011~~~ Well now that most of us are in the full swing of getting things ready for Christmas, Chanauka or other such celebration....what is your favorite holiday-type movie? Wed, 7 Dec 2011 12:19:15 EST ~~~Wednesday Wackiness 11/23~~~~ Many of us have a love affair with food. Even in the movies - such as Bubba in "Forrest Gump" reciting all the ways to prepare shrimp to Ralphie in "A Christmas Story" lamenting about the different turkey dishes he would not be able to have thanks to the neighbor's dogs. <BR> <BR> So...with Thanksgiving just around the corner...How do I love thee...let me count the ways.....How many ways can we think to eat/cook turkey? Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:00:09 EST Move I will be moving to Spokane Valley by the end of the year. After 9 months of un- and underemployment I have a job just across the border in Idaho. I have never even been in Spokane, so this is going to be an adventure. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 00:08:14 EST What are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is next week, are you cooking anything healthy? <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:15:09 EST ~~~~Wednesday Wackiness 11/16/20 11~~~~~~ It is said that the Eskimos have 50 words for snow - and with the incoming snow storm we are supposed to get ..... <BR> <BR> How many words can we come up with to describe snow..... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:38:10 EST ~~~~~Wednesday Wackiness 11/9/11~~~~~ Since today by numeric form is the same forwards and backwards - let's see how many words we can come up with that are the same forwards and backwards aka palindromes...i.e bob Wed, 9 Nov 2011 10:57:07 EST Reminder Whether you like politics or not, agree with the propositions or not - YOUR VOICE AND VOTE IS IMPORTANT - Just a reminder that tomorrow is voting day! <BR> <BR> Speak up and cast your vote - no matter what it is - it is important! Mon, 7 Nov 2011 18:05:02 EST What are you Thankful for this Thanksgiving season This is my favorite time of the year! This year I am so very thankful that I'm blest with such a wonderful life! Sun, 6 Nov 2011 01:25:54 EST ~~~~Wednesday Wackiness 10/26~~~~~ Well here it is nearly Halloween and many of us work out to music - how about coming up with spooky/Halloween music. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:03:15 EST New Member Introduction My name is Celeste and I am 26 <BR> <BR> Well, actually, I have been on SparkPeople multiplee times, however, nothing ever seemed to keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> Back in June, a friend of mine talked me into going to a free karate class. I'm still there and still being successful with it. I am getting more exercise in, which is awesome. I just need to work on eating and CONTINUING to exercise outside of class! <BR> <BR> Celeste <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:34:59 EST Introducing Myself :) I am a married mom of three. As if that does not keep me busy enough, I have recently undertaken the task of graduate school. I have put myself and my health on the back burner long enough. I am looking for someone in the Spokane area to meet up with maybe for a pilates class, hiking, cooking class or other activities. I am looking for a support person(s) that shares my goals of a healthier self and to bounce ideas off of like how to balance work, school, married life and children. I wou... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:45:37 EST Hello Hello, <BR> Am new to the this site, and so far I have lost a couple pounds so am looking forward to meeting new people and losing more weight. <BR> <BR> I sadly have no friends in the real world, so I would be welling to meet and walk about Spokane if you are wanting a new friend. =) Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:05:42 EST Jingle Bell 5K Anyone thinking about doing the Jingle Bell 5K?? I am thinking about it.. First challenge to myself. November 19th.. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:34:04 EST ~~~Wednesday Wackiness 10/12~~~~ I know many of us tend to excercise in front of the TV -- what is your favorite workout show? Wed, 12 Oct 2011 22:18:41 EST Spokane Valley Mall Walk I am forming a group of people who want to take walks at the mall for this winter. Not only to lose weight but to just get out and socialize for the winter. I was thinking we can meet up every Wednesday start Oct 19, 2011 at 7pm at the Spokane Valley Mall at the entrance of Sears on the Second floor. Just because its cold out dont mean you cant find a warm place to walk. So please join me... <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:51:18 EST New to site, not new to weight loss struggle :) Im a little over whelmed. Enjoying the site but I am struggling where to begin.. I am a person who if I dont see results I self sabotage, i have motivation of having to wear and be seen in a wedding dress coming up.. (yikes) Second wedding but the first where we are doing more then just going to a justice of the peace.. I dont want to look ridiculous or even larger in a dress plus its not camouflaging black. lol <BR> <BR> How do people put the cute little weight tracker scales on a spa... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:08:43 EST starting a new me!! I'm a single mother of three trying to lose some weight to be a healthier happier mom for my kids.. and I also want to feel good about myself too!! Fri, 7 Oct 2011 01:06:18 EST starting a new me!! I'm a single mother of three trying to lose some weight to be a healthier happier mom for my kids.. and I also want to feel good about myself too!! Fri, 7 Oct 2011 00:03:42 EST ~~~Wednesday Wackiness 10/5~~~~ As we are jumping into fall - how many movie titles can we come up with that have the word "fall" in it? Wed, 5 Oct 2011 17:33:37 EST New to Posts Hello Spokane Sparks! <BR> <BR> I am not really new to Spark People but I am new to accessing the community tools on the site, and I actually created a page today. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know everyone, and meeting our goals together:) Tue, 4 Oct 2011 18:29:05 EST Who's Here October? Crisp Mornings, Harvest Time <BR> <BR> Please share with us: <BR> <BR> Name ~ <BR> <BR> Location ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you exercising outside? <BR> <BR> <BR> Special plans for October? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate Halloween? Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:58:47 EST Weigh In for October Post your weekly Weigh in here. <BR> Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:55:42 EST ~~~Wednesday Wackiness~~~ It is the middle of the week for many of us and thought it might be fun to play a game. How many words can we find together that are at least 3 letters using B-I-G-S-N-A? Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:55:25 EST Goals for October? Time to dust off those exercise machines, try that healthy recipe you have been wanting too and don't buy the junk food. <BR> <BR> What are your goals for October? Mon, 26 Sep 2011 18:46:33 EST walking I am looking for someone to walk with. I am by Joe Albi. I like mornings but I could do afternoons too. I walk where people walk their dogs so if you have one, it is welcome too. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 08:36:29 EST SAHM's?? I'm new on here and wondering if there are any Stay at home moms in the area?? <BR> I'm looking for things todo w/my young ones whether its a moms group or fitness class but it has to have childcare offered and not at a big cost so we can meet some new friends!! Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:38:02 EST new and kind of lost lol Hi there! I am new and kind of lost. I clicked on the "please sign in for September" link and it takes me to a page showing various members and some of their comments. Not sure how to use the site yet. Hi everyone. I have been at 1200-1500 cals and excercising 15 min ea morning for the past 4 days and counting. So very early in my treck; I hope I can figure all of this stuff out so I can encourage others and receive motivation for myself as well! Thu, 15 Sep 2011 01:54:45 EST Patriot' Day, Let's Never Forget Let share our memories here. <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <BR> ..&#9787;/ <BR> /&#9612; <BR> / \ NEVER FORGET!!! keep the flag going! <BR> <BR> PLEASE KEEP THIS TRUCK MOVING AND SHOW OUR SUPPORT!!! <BR> &#9472; &#9472; &#9472; &#9472; &#9472; &#9472; &#9604; &#9612; &#9616; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9600; &#9612; <BR> &#9472; &#9472; &#9472; &#9604; &#9... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 02:56:15 EST new here Hi. I am new here and just want to say hello. Sat, 10 Sep 2011 21:29:26 EST Happy Labor Day Team! &#10032;&#10032;&#10032;&#10032;&#10032;&#<BR>9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#977<BR>6;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776; I am Proud To Be An American-- Wave &#10032;&#10032;&#10032;&#10032;&#10032;&#<BR>9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#977<BR>6;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776; This Flag In Honor Of The Fallen Men &#10032;&#10032;&#10032;&#10032;&#10032;&#<BR>9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#977<BR>6;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776;&#9776; And Women Who Served Our Country-- &#10032;&#1... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 20:04:28 EST ~*~*~ Spokane Sparkers Wanna Know ~*~*~*~ Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you drink milk? <BR> <BR> Have you/would you ever use a tanning bed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite type of weather? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite comfort food? <BR> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 13:55:50 EST Fall A-Z Favorite things of all from A to Z. Thu, 1 Sep 2011 18:40:41 EST September Weigh In Weigh in thread for September. Thu, 1 Sep 2011 18:37:42 EST September Goals Please share you goals for this month? <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 18:35:58 EST Please Sign In for September Please share with us: <BR> <BR> Name ~ <BR> <BR> Location ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Favorite thing about the Fall Season? <BR> <BR> <BR> Special plans for September? Thu, 1 Sep 2011 18:34:37 EST Online Voter's Guide for Primary Election <link><BR>Pages/MyVote.aspx </link> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 23:00:12 EST Weekly Fit Club - Join Us! Hi all, I just wanted to share that myself and one of my compadres has started a Free Weekly Fit Club, and wanted to make sure you knew in case anyone in the area was interested in joining us. We just started it up, but have been meeting the 1st and 3rd Wednesday and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6PM. The location is some what central, just north of downtown on Washington. If you want more info or want to join in, you can shoot me a message here and I will get you the details. Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:02:53 EST August Check In! Hey just wondering if anybody is out there! <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Funnest thing you have done this summer: <BR> Biggest success you have had this summer: <BR> Biggest challenge you have had this summer: <BR> What are you looking forward to? Sun, 7 Aug 2011 20:41:56 EST summer walks Starting this Sunday, I would like to start walking at mission park. Late morning would be best as it gets very hot and I have no tolerance for the heat. I was thinking around 10:30AM, what do you guys think? <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 18:18:12 EST hi Hi my name is Georgia Tue, 2 Aug 2011 11:33:43 EST Looking for a workout buddy (or buddies!) I am looking for people who want to get together and work out and have weekly meetings about our goals and anything really! If any one is interested let me know and we can come up with some ideas! Sat, 23 Jul 2011 00:41:34 EST oz Hey there Spokane Sparks...anyone workout at Oz on the South Hill or Airway Heights...would be great to have some workout partners. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:15:11 EST Team Walk (Sundays) I thought I would see if anyone would want to get together for a walk. I was thinking Sunday afternoon or evening. Dont want to walk in the hottest time of the day. I live in the valley by Mirabeau Park if thats a good location. We can always change locations every week so everyone can join. Please let me know if any of you will be able to join. I would say Sunday around 3pm that or evening time say around 7pm. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:57:53 EST Does anyone have time to schedule some team walks? Would love for someone to schedule some team walks. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:47:14 EST July Weigh In July 1 <BR> July 4 <BR> July 11 <BR> July 18 <BR> July 25 <BR> July 31 <BR> <BR> This is for a Monday Weigh In you can create your own for any other day! Let's be loser! Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:45:58 EST Check-In for July Wondering how many team members are actively Sparking? <BR> <BR> Please check in with: <BR> Name: <BR> Pounds to lose this month: <BR> Summertime exercise: <BR> Current Struggle: <BR> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:43:36 EST 4th of July Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend. Am leaving tomorrow for my camping trip. Stay fit and health everyone! <em>9</em> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 13:39:09 EST Just starting to post... Good morning! I ran across "The Spark" on a Kindle list and then joined up on the site. I'm not quite sure how to use the blogs in a way that will help me yet, but thought this might be a good place to start. I had been working with a registered dietitian (on a pretty restrictive low-cal plan) but then ran into some unexpected financial issues so I had to stop. I had gotten decent results but I knew it wouldn't work long term as it was too restrictive. <BR> <BR> I'm a married mom of a 12-ye... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:40:55 EST Weekly Weigh-In: 6/27-7/3 Let us know how it is going so we can cheer and dance with you! <BR> <BR> Post your progress, previous weight and how much you lost this week. <BR> <BR> What are you doing, what do you want to do different? Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:42:41 EST I need a team! Hi! My name is Patti and I am 43 y/o. I have a wonderful husband of 17 years and 3 children ages 15, 12 and 9. I started Sparking in April and felt so alone. I read and re-read articles and blogs and learned so much about myself just using the Daily Trackers. I have since lost 25 pounds NOT DIETING! Yay! I feel so much more self control being able to hold myself accountable for days I slack at exercising, or hit the high end of my calorie range. This morning I read the editor's pick about a w... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:49:56 EST Riverfront Park Walk? Are you guys still meeting for a walk in Riverfront Park? Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:14:41 EST Summer Chats Sit down and share your world. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:37:57 EST Summer Plans! Know you all have those summer plans! Share them and how you are making healthy choices to keep your goals! Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:36:37 EST ali vincent lives here?! i had no idea ali vincent lived in spokane! i just found out today that she's a client at my work and often brings her car in for service. i can't wait to meet her. some of my co-workers say she snobby, but that's not hard to belive since half of the clientele there are snobs with their mercedes. guess some people forget their roots when they get into money. i just hope i meet her on a good day and don't have a bad experience. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 02:09:20 EST Camping Alright I wanted to see if any of you have any advice on how to eat right out camping. I plan on going Camping for the 4th of July weekend. I have made a list of what my menu and exercise plan. But I am going with my family and even though they support me. I dont want to be always worrying about if am eating to much calories. I know for my family the best part of camping is roasting marshmallows and hotdog around the campfire. So does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to not indulg... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:40:29 EST Weekly Weigh-In: 6/20-6//26 Say hello to those <em>192</em> and post your results here! <BR> <BR> Please share so we can support one another. Please make sure you cheer & encourage your fellow team-mates!!! <BR> <BR> Starting weight: <BR> <BR> Last Weeks: <BR> <BR> This week: <BR> <BR> Pounds gone this week: <BR> <BR> Total pounds gone: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:04:38 EST Weekly Weigh-In: 06/13-06/19 Hop on those Scales and post your results here! <BR> <BR> Please share so we can support one another. Please make sure you cheer & encourage your fellow team-mates!!! <BR> <BR> Starting weight: <BR> <BR> Last Weeks: <BR> <BR> This week: <BR> <BR> Pounds gone this week: <BR> <BR> Total pounds gone: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:45:19 EST Need some motivation. Hi my name is amanda am 32 years old and am stuck. I lost 40 pounds since January 1, 2011 but now am in a stand still. I just recently graduated from University of Phoenix with my BA in Psychology. I am taking the summer off from school to focus on my health and getting fit. The problem is I having a hard time staying motivated it probably dont help that the weather is not so nice right now. I recently sprained my ankle walking my dogs this week and the doctor advised me to stay off it for ab... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:15:33 EST OUCH!!! I don't know if I told you guys, but I went to the Mariniers vs. Yankees May 27th, well I fell down a flight of stairs and had to have 30 stitches, they had to stitch up my bown shield, put together a couple legiments, eh you know the routine ~grins~ <BR> <BR> Anyway, I lowered my caloric intake as I was unable to exercise, this week I have been walkin' the dog when not raining, which is like 3X's a week if lucky lately, what us up with this summer, I can't plan anything yet, I haven't been ... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 10:07:04 EST SparkGuy's Blog on new features! Check out the new features offered on Sparks <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUYANDTEAM </link> <BR> Be sure and get your bonus spin when you accumulate 25 points. Mine didn't pop up, but I found it at the bottom of my Spark Points. <em>252</em> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:13:29 EST Weekly Weigh-in 6/6-6/12 It's time to hop on those Scales and post your results here. <BR> <BR> Please share so we can support one another. Please make sure you cheer & encourage your fellow team-mates <BR> <BR> Starting weight: <BR> <BR> Last Weeks: <BR> <BR> This week: <BR> <BR> Pounds gone this week? <BR> <BR> Total pounds gone: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:38:59 EST Spokane Sparkers wanna know June Part 2 My favorite slogan/moto is: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:01:20 EST Hello! I need support. Hi everyone! My name is Candace, and I am 28 years old. I am happily married to my husband of almost 8 years (we have been together for 10) and we have three great kids. I am a stay at home mom, as well as a full time student at SCC. I have been battling with my weight since after my first son was born in 2001. I have tried WW a couple of times, I get up to a 40lb weight loss and then hit a rut that I can not get out of. I stop and gain the weight back. The end of last year, I tried the HCG d... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 18:00:17 EST Spokane Sparkers Wanna Know - June part 1 Who is your favorite superhero and why? Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:21:15 EST Weigh in here! [Week of May 29-June 4] Do we need to whoop up on that <em>192</em> this week, or is it <em>236</em> time? <BR> <BR> Here is hoping for something beautiful on that thing! <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 May 2011 19:40:13 EST Weekly Weigh-In 5/30-6/5 It's time to hop on those Scales and post your results here. <BR> <BR> Please share so we can support one another. Please make sure you cheer & encourage your fellow team-mates <BR> <BR> Starting weight: <BR> <BR> Last Weeks: <BR> <BR> This week: <BR> <BR> Pounds gone this week? <BR> <BR> Total pounds gone: Mon, 30 May 2011 14:31:45 EST Help! I am new to this and wonder if the Spokane Sparks ever meet or have any activities that you get together walks...or any other support? Also I have set my June goal to plan my meals one day in advance everyday for June. My goal in June is also to lose 8 pounds. Two a week is doable since I am just starting! Any advice would be great! Mon, 30 May 2011 11:35:59 EST ★•* Ëš Ëš * • ★•Happy Memorial Day!★ <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> ★•* Ëš Ëš Ëš Ëš * • ★•*Ëš Ëš Ëš Ëš * • ★•* Ëš Ëš Ëš Ëš * • ★• *Ëš Ëš Ëš Ëš * •★ <BR> <BR> ★•* Ëš Ëš * • ★•Happy Memorial Day!★•* Ëš Ëš * • ★ <BR> Thanks to all who have gone before and given their full devotion to keep us free! <BR> Blessed my day! <link> </link> <BR> ★•* Ëš Ëš Ëš Ëš * • ★•*Ëš Ëš Ëš Ëš * • ★•* Ëš Ëš Ëš Ëš * • ★• *Ëš Ëš Ëš ... Sun, 29 May 2011 20:42:46 EST Hi All! Hi my name is Debi I am new to Spark People. I have a crazy busy work and life schedule so I am excited for the online accountability. A couple years ago I lost 40 pounds and then got comfortable. Now I am ready to lose the other 30. Any info you can gove me on this group and how Sparks People works would be greatly appreciated! Wed, 25 May 2011 15:20:10 EST June Goals! With the last week of May here, let's make some June goals! <BR> <BR> We will do this! Tue, 24 May 2011 23:16:21 EST Weigh in here! [Week of May 22-28] Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> So, how did the <em>192</em> treat you this week? <BR> <BR> Let us know so we can <em>236</em> with you! <BR> <BR> I'll let you know Thursday how it goes for me this week. Last week I didn't budge! Tue, 24 May 2011 14:20:47 EST what kind of health progress have you made I recently got my test results back from my doctor and in three months my blood sugars went from 174 average to 151 and my cholesteral went from 248 to 125,so I wondered how many others have made progress and would like to share. Sun, 22 May 2011 14:36:16 EST Spokane Sparkers wanna know part duex for May Time to come up with some motivation music - name a song or lyrics from a song that encourages movement.... <BR> <BR> Such as....."WALK THIS WAY" (in my best Steven Tyler scream) or even "Walking on Sunshine"..... <BR> <BR> your turn Wed, 18 May 2011 01:33:21 EST Weekly Weigh In???? Does this team do a weekly weigh in thread? I know that it encourages me to see how others are doing each week, and it feels great to post a success at the end of the week as well. Am I just not seeing it? LOL. Sat, 14 May 2011 00:18:42 EST Hey Everyone! I'm Crystal! I have used spark people in the past to achieve my goals, I am here again! I am not going to make excuses! Bottom line is I am responsible for myself, and I put the weight back on. That is my fault, no one else's. That is the lesson I had to learn to find the motivation to reclaim my healthy life style and the control over my life! I am confident that I can drop the weight again! It will be for good this time! <BR> <BR> This is a different time and a different day! The only way ... Mon, 9 May 2011 19:10:58 EST Bloomsday!!! Anyone do bloomsday yesterday? If so how did you do? It was a very nice day yesterday. I ACTUALLY DID IT!!!!! Granted I did it in 2:25:59...not the best but hey I started training in late February/Early March. I'm a little stiff and sore and I passed out after I got home. I can't wait for next year. I'm pumped to run some 5K races this summer to prepare myself for it. Mon, 2 May 2011 14:07:30 EST 4/30 chat dang this is hard work. I did my first day of the fitness tracker and now i'm ready for a nap. to bad i have things i have to do today. for cardio I did about 26 minutes. tues I plan on trying to do 29 minutes. <em>224</em> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:37:26 EST starting again too I'm a woman in my 50's and have been been over weight for the last 20 years. I was REALLY active in my 40's. Had a gym partner, lifted weights and did yoga. When she left, I injured myself, lost interest and regained 20 pounds. Every winter I gain weight and then I plan on losing it starting spring. This year I injured myself by falling on by back in Dec and instead of losing I've gained weight. I couldn't walk for about 2 months, but am now I try to walk at least a mile each day. I need to b... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:37:21 EST met at mission park for walk @ 11:30am we will met at mission park everyday at 11:30am to walk around the park. If you show up late just start walking and we will run into you on the path. Sat, 30 Apr 2011 01:56:51 EST walking buddies I just had a thought, I don't walk because i have no one to talk to while I walk. can anyone get together with me on a daily basis to get me out of the house for a walk? being heavy and walking alone is a downer not an upper. <em>334</em> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 07:19:39 EST meeting do we meet like once a week or something? If not, Why not? <em>200</em> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 06:45:05 EST Getting to Know new People Hi, I'm Karen and I just joined Spak today. I'm tired of being almost 300lbs and the doctors doing nothing but nagging me about losing weight. Is there anyone that can help keep me motivated to at least walk once a day? Fri, 29 Apr 2011 06:40:10 EST 4/29 Chat Today's chat! Fri, 29 Apr 2011 02:52:40 EST Spokane Sparkers Wanna Know~*~*~* What is the most audacious fitness goal you have? Are you doing something to actively work towards it? If so what are you doing? If not, why not? Fri, 29 Apr 2011 01:27:36 EST Hello My name is Connie and I would like to get into better shape. I need motivation to eat healthier and to exercise more. I hope to see you on May 1st. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:49:12 EST MRSA I was punctured on a snowshoe trip by one of my broken snowshoes, anyway I got MRSA again, so I was down with DVT, Staph (MRSA), and blood clots...The pain was horrendous to put it mildly, and I AM a masochist, so I love pain, well certain types ~grins~. <BR> <BR> I adjusted my calories appropriately, but found myself starving ~shrugs~, of course I did burn over 8000 calories that day and ate less than 1100 :P ~snickers~, not enough to even keep my organs functioning healthily... <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 17:33:45 EST 4/26 Tuesday Chat What do you think of this snow, or maybe you have rain? <BR> <BR> What healthy meal did you eat today? <BR> <BR> Are you doing Bloomsday? <BR> <BR> Anything else we should know about? Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:22:27 EST 4/25 Monday Chat How was your weekend? <BR> <BR> Did you stay away from Easter Candy? <BR> <BR> Do you need encouragement today? <BR> <BR> What's on the menu? Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:49:01 EST 4/25-5/1 Report your Exercise How did you get your exercise in today? Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:47:05 EST 4/25-5/1 Challenges? Challenge someone to do something this week! Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:44:38 EST 4/25-5/1 Reaching goals? What are your goals? <BR> <BR> What did you do today to help you reach them? Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:43:24 EST My Introduction Hello all, <BR> I have been an on again/off again user of Spark for over a year now and have to admit that when I track my food here and use the tools I lose weight. I even manage to get exercise more frequently since I have to do it to log it :-) I began my weight loss journey after my daughter's wedding in 09 where as the Mother of the Bride my mom had to make me a dress because I could not find one in a store. I was 325 pounds and miserable. I hate looking at pictures of me at the event th... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:54:08 EST May Goals Hard to believe this is the last week of April and it is time to start thinking about what goals we want to reach in May. Sun, 24 Apr 2011 23:13:57 EST Hello My name is christina I'm 33 I'm a fulltime mom to a 16 year old son name michael. He was born with carpal palsy. I have a 6 month old puppy name keyster. I'm interest in joining your group and learning how to make myself healthy. Growing up I had always had trouble with my weight. <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:03:06 EST Easter Candy "No Way" Okay this is a really hard time for me with all that candy out there! So let's just say no or keep it under control. Who is with me. Check in here especially if you need support! Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:54:43 EST The Community Closet A friend of mine from A Better Me & I were talking and we came up with an idea to take all those clothes that we are all shrinking out of and donate them into a community closet. What do you think? <BR> <BR> Shrinking is fun, but new sizes are expensive and getting clothes in a size I don't want to stay in for long isn't on my list of fun things to do! Now...when I get to goal I'm going SHOPPING! <BR> <BR> For those of us that have changed sizes more than once, it is kind of compulsi... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:50:13 EST Biggest Loser 8 wk Challenge Chat SparkRally Details <BR> <BR> Calling ALL Spokane Sparkers! A Better Me ( ) is hosting an 8 week Biggest Loser style weight loss challenge beginning May 1st, 2011. The basics- put your $25 in the pot and lose, lose, lose! Grand cash prize for most % weight loss in 8 weeks. Multiple other prizes along the way for mini challenges, weigh-ins, etc. Must be present at initial and final weigh-ins to be eligible for grand prize, midway meetup attendance is optional. For all ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:07:41 EST A Better Me (Support Group) info & explanation Hi everyone. I just wanted to post an explanation of how things are coming together so that it makes sense when you see these things from me. <BR> <BR> Before Spark, I began a local support group now called A Better Me. I was reaching out to others in Spokane through Craig's List & Facebook because I wanted to surround myself with others that were in a similar place and on a similar journey to find healthy. I had already started a message board and meetups, and then I found Spark! Im... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:33:33 EST Spokane Sparkers wanna know ~~~~ If you could be any flavor of ice cream what ice cream flavor would you be and why? <BR> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:12:32 EST Completed Virtual 10K I did it! 9 days ago I got sick and everyday I have wondered if I would be able to complete the task. Today all day I watched the weather. Finally there was a break in the rain about 5:30 pm. So I headed out the door. Hubby asked if I was sure I should be doing it when I had been so sick and was still not 100 percent. The winds were blowing 10-20 mph with 30 mph gusts. I was hoping to be under 2 hours but with still being sick and the side wind I just wanted to complete it. Well I did ... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:50:16 EST Hi Everyone! My name is Andrea and I decided that I need some accountability with my poor eating habits. What a better way to do that then to count calories and get inspiration from other people stories! I'm hoping that I'll be able to stop my late night snacking and lose those last 10 pounds. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 11:49:33 EST Zumba Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Starting Monday's at Orchard Center Elementary ZUMBA!!!!!!!!! That's right Starting Monday April 18th 6:30 to 7:30 pm $3.00 at the door. Come shake it at OC & help raise money for the school :0) If you have never tried Zumba here is your chance. It is so much fun and gives you a great work out! Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:09:48 EST Hi there! Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Faith and I'm totally new to all this Spark stuff, but not to the life long struggle of losing weight. It is very easy for me to get unmotivated, so this is a huge challenge, and I'm doing my best to honor the commitment I and my boyfriend Frank have made. <BR> <BR> We've joined the Y and if anyone ever wishes to work out, feel free to get in contact with me, Zumba especially is a blast! <BR> <BR> Faith Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:00:42 EST New Beginnings Hi! My name is Peggy and I have fought a weight problem my whole life! I have now been convinced by family members to put the determination that has gotten me through so much of life to work in getting myself healthier ... I started by going to the gym and would only do 15 - 30 minutes on the elliptical machine (mentally shouting the entire time .... I just want to go home!). Then I met with the personal trainer who added strength training. I go at 0300 to avoid crowds (although it can be... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:40:01 EST Give a warm welcome to a new team co-leader! Hello everyone I am very excited to add another team co-leader, Jodi, CYNNADRUIDESS. She is going to be a great asset to this team. Please stop by her page <link><BR>NNADRUIDESS </link> and welcome her to the team. I am looking forward to having her enthusiasm and support. She has a great passion to help people. <BR> <BR> Thanks Jodi for taking on this challenge. <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:24:27 EST Signs of Spring? Share the signs of Spring you see! Fri, 8 Apr 2011 17:26:58 EST Meet & Greet Picnic April 16th at noon Hi everyone. When I first started my personal journey to health back in February I wanted to find others in the area that were in the same situation as me to form a circle of support. That was before I found Spark, of course! I have had email and Facebook interaction with a lot of people since then on the subject as well as having met several of them, and our little group has been planning a potluck picnic for April 16th. I had set up a message board and the like for that group, but I am ... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 13:48:57 EST MEETUP.COM Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I just wanted you to know in case you didn't....I joined a hiking group on MeetUp.Com called "Inland Northwest Hikers" they do a lot of day hikes on the weekends, some are quite hard despite the fact they say moderate ~chuckles~. We did bead lake last Sunday it was a 11 mile trip... <BR> <BR> But they do easier stuff to like Riverside State Park, and they even have afterwork walks on the centinial trails and other local close places.... <BR> <BR> For the hardcores lik... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:37:31 EST Working out with disability Ok one of the big stumbling blocks I am having is since I had surgery on my leg I cant do most of the things I used to do to stay in shape. Biking, hiking, dancing, even walking to far at one time. So what kind of workouts are out there for people like me? I can do sweating to the oldies but to much of that and I lose my mind not weight LOL Fri, 1 Apr 2011 00:15:59 EST Hi you! I'm me! Hi there! I always feel silly doing introductions, don't know why. But here goes! <BR> <BR> I am Jodi. I am a 35 year old SAHM with a big family. I've been in Spokane for almost 5 years but still feel new and clueless. Since I moved away from family and all I've had some problems with depression....and weight gain to go with it. I had that wake up thing a few months ago where I realized I wasn't the me I want to be, and that the outside doesn't match the inside. So I decided to change... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:06:03 EST Chatting Corner Please join us in the chatting corner and let us know what you are up to. What your struggles are. What goals you have reached. Or anything else you want to share with us! Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:27:58 EST Cancelled: Dinner Perkins April 7th 6 pm April 7th from 6 pm <BR> <BR> Perkins Restaurant <BR> 12 E Olive Ave <BR> Spokane, WA 99202 <BR> <BR> Link to menu to calculate your calories ahead of time and have a plan. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Map <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ision+Spokane+WA&<BR>us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&<BR>hnear=386+N+Division+St,+Spokane,+WA+9<BR>9202&gl=us&ei=vzxKTfzmH4GBlAfqmZHgDw&s<BR>a=X&oi=geocode_res... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 01:39:25 EST hi! Hi everyone my name is Chelsie and I have been out of a spark people for awhile now. Well I am starting to get back into things I just wanted to introduce myself again. Lately my hours at work half gone down to part time but i normally work full time. I have a 4 year old named patrick. and happily married to my hubby John of 4 years. Hope to talk to everyone soon. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:01:24 EST delete thread Delete this thread - double posted. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 02:51:26 EST Spokane Sparkers wanna know..... Many of us relate music as part of the soundtrack of our own lives and if you are anything like me - I tend to hum my theme music during the day. My song is not always the same each day. <BR> <BR> So the question now is ..... <BR> <BR> What is your current theme song and why? Wed, 23 Mar 2011 02:50:39 EST Anyone doing the Koman Race April 17? Is anyone interested in doing the Koman Race for the Cure on Sunday April 17. It is either 5k (3.1 miles) or 1 mile.<BR>n-race-for-the-cure/ Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:22:08 EST Choosing a gym My current membership at Curves expires soon. I have been looking into a couple of local gyms in the valley, (Strohs & Oz fitness). I have read reviews online and neither one of them has a very good rating. <BR> I am looking for a gym with a pool, weight training, zumba, aerobics and some type of yoga or pilates. I was hoping someone could give me some feedback on both of these gyms. I am interested in knowing about how the staff treats people, the availability of equipment and if you f... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:59:48 EST HEY YOU! NOTE TO SELF (& You!): Read & Remember THESE Things! <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4092957 </link> <BR> <BR> We all need this, so please like it so other Sparkers will see it as a best blog and have the opportunity to read it also. I actually read it on a friends repost and went and found the original. <BR> <BR> This is what my friend Sparkie1964 added and it is where I am at! <BR> <BR> [Adlib for ME...Sparkie, even though you gained ba... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:43:03 EST This or That? It can be anything you choose to compare! <BR> <BR> Treadmill or Elliptical? <BR> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:20:55 EST Spokane Sparkers wanna know . . . What are you plans for Spring Break? Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:16:19 EST Walk, Hike, Snowshoe, etc. I was asked to get some hikes/ walks, etc. going... <BR> <BR> I know we have varying levels of intensity, people with health issues, etc., so any feedback on days, hours, etc. would be awesome, if not I will start planning them soon.... <BR> <BR> Adam :) Mon, 7 Mar 2011 20:32:11 EST Question of the day I dont know about anyone else but after working out everyday for over A week I find myself dragging during my workout time, should we take at least one day of rest one day A week? Fri, 4 Mar 2011 17:24:54 EST Spokane Sparkers wanna know..... If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get and why? Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:08:55 EST Hi! I have tried to sign up here a few different times. I had a more recent account but I can't remember which account it was, so I'm just going to update this account! I have a lot of weight to lose and I'm hoping this will help keep me motivated! <BR> I'm 23 years old, almost a junior at Eastern Washington University. I'm going to major in social studies, and going to minor in English and math. <BR> Anybody know any decently priced gyms to join? Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:00:08 EST Spokane Sparkers wanna know.... What is the animal you think best describes your exercise mentality and why..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:09:58 EST Walk It Out potluck Hey Gang, <BR> <BR> What would have been Halleigh's 16th birthday (3/3) is coming up and I am having a hard time with the idea of another year without her. I will be working for a new company transcribing so can't take the day off to hide. Instead, I would like to do something healthy this year. Yes, tears will be involved. But no deluge of "comfort" food or drinks to try and fill a hole that is bottomless. I would like to open my house on 3/5 for a potluck and Walk It Out fun. I am a ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 18:01:55 EST Valentine's Challenge Give a SparkGoodie to a teammate who you are NOT SparkFriends with sometime this month (February) and earn a Team SparkGoodie! After you've given a SparkGoodie to a teammate, come back here and report that you've done so. <BR> <BR> Your SparkGoodie can be a Happy Valentine's Day goodie, or one congratulating them on any success or skillset they have - weight loss, interesting page, thoughtful blogs, being a great team member, meeting a goal, recommiting to their journey, etc. are just a few ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:15:57 EST ZUMBA Fitness Hi all!! It has been brought to my attention that some of you may be interested in trying Zumba. I am a Licensed Zumba Instructor and would LOVE the opportunity to share my love of this exercise with all of you! <BR> <BR> If we can organize a Saturday morning get together for a Zumba trial, that would be awesome!! I am willing to teach the class ~ we just need a spot to do it! Thoughts?? <BR> <BR> A typical class lasts an hour and can burn up to 1000 calories! No need to be a profess... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:50:08 EST PERKINS MEETING MARCH 3RD FROM 6-8 PM Hello everyone! The next meeting at Perkins is scheduled for March 3rd from 6-8 PM. I'm hoping that giving everyone more notice will allow more people to make arrangements to come join us! Please let us know if you will be able to attend so I can get the numbers to the Perkins Manager. Wed, 9 Feb 2011 22:56:19 EST Welcome Ladyrino as one of the co leaders Welcome and thank you Ladyrino for becoming our co leader! <em>345</em> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 21:15:41 EST ~CELEBRATIONS~ Whether you are new to this team, been here a while take a moment to share your birthday (mm/dd) and Spark-versary (mm/dd). I will send a reminder e-mail to all the team so we can help celebrate with you! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 20:24:34 EST Y folks -- which one, when, and what Hi <BR> Several of us have mentioned the Y and maybe working out together. I know I could sure use a buddy even if only occasionally. <BR> So if you work out at the Y, which one do you go to, which class do you take (if you take one) or what time you go and what activities you are doing. <BR> 'Thanks! <BR> Carrie Sat, 5 Feb 2011 02:56:18 EST my day so today marks day 2 of pilates......other than the 30min of stretching everyday ;D i CANNOT believe that something so slow and low impact can make me so sore! i love it tho :D <em>33</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:13:03 EST Attn: Spokane Christians: FYI Spokane, Wa. geographic area, and who are christians. If you meet this description, I wanted to see if you would like to join the new spark group. Everybody is welcome, if this group sounds interesting to you. <BR> <BR> God bless, <BR> Maria Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:01:26 EST Attention: Spokane Christians FYI Hello, <BR> New Spark group targeting people who live in the Spokane, Wa. geographic area, and who are christians. If you meet this description, I wanted to see if you would like to join the new spark group. Everybody is welcome, if this group sounds interesting to you. <BR> <BR> God bless, <BR> Maria Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:59:43 EST another intro :D hello spokanites. i'm glad to find so manypeople close by. I decided i should join some group to help with support keeping myself honest. so far i've lost 5lbs prior to joining this page....and i have just over 40 to go. <em>244</em> Sun, 23 Jan 2011 23:04:50 EST Meeting at Perkins Feb 3, 6-8 pm Meeting is set for February 3rd at 6 pm at <BR> Perkins Restaurant <BR> 12 E Olive Ave <BR> Spokane, WA 99202 <BR> <BR> Every person is responsible for their own meal. <BR> <BR> Please post here if you can go so that we can make the reservation for the appropriate number. <BR> <link><BR>+Spokane+WA&<BR>-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7GGLL_en&um=<BR>1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl </link> <BR> Map, If you head South on Division, you ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 02:07:36 EST Hello Everyone! I am 23 yrs old and my goal is to lose 100 pounds. I am tired of looking in the mirror and wishing I liked what I saw. I also need friends, I have almost none. I figure making new friends that share a goal with me would be great! Hope to hear tips, ideas, and stories from you all. I wish you all success and happiness :) <BR> Misty <em>212</em> Sat, 22 Jan 2011 03:40:23 EST Hi! Hi everyone! My name is Natasha, I'm 23 years old. I go to school at SFCC and am wanting to be a teacher. I have tried sparkpeople a few different times, but just ended up giving up. I just use the excuse that I don't have the time, but in reality. I have LOTS of extra time. Although the site confuses me a little, I'm going to stick to it this time! :) Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:40:51 EST Would like to introduce myself Hi, <BR> My name is Juli and I have lived in the Spokane Valley my whole life. I am trying to change my life style to a healthier one. As I was looking for a calorie counter, I ran across Sparks link. I am still trying to familiarize myself with all the info available here. <BR> As I look back on my high school pictures, I thought I had a weight problem but, I didn't. I was always called fat but, I only weighed 125 lbs. Now, I am 52, have had two kids, a bad marriage ( where I dropped 45 lbs... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:18:16 EST Cellulite: Hold the Cottage Cheese, Please Cellulite: Hold the Cottage Cheese, Please <BR> <BR> By Stephanie S. Saunders <BR> <BR> One of the most hated words in the English language must surely be cellulite. For the 90 percent of women who are plagued by the "cottage cheese" dimples that can run across the backs of arms and the entire lower body, it can seem like the ugliest thing in the world. Sure, you can hide it beneath clothing, but once bikini season hits, it's all over. From a self-consciousness point of view, it's as if yo... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:02:27 EST What kind of fruit did you eat today? Did you eat fruit today? Tell us what you ate! Did you eat as much fruit as you planned? Tue, 18 Jan 2011 05:19:58 EST Walk the talk!? Hey there, I will be moving to Spokane in approx 4 months. And I am looking for friends. I have plenty of friends there already, but I am looking for the healthy type. I am overweight and have slowly been losing. I need people who are going to want to go DO things such as walking, skiing, climbing, hiking, eating out at HEALTHY places, ect. not going out and drinking on the weekends and comfort food during the week. I have a low tolerence for people who are boring or lazy, I have no real wa... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 04:34:39 EST New Memmber- -Celeste Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Celeste and I am 25. <BR> <BR> I am 5'1 and as of 2 weeks ago, weighed 217. (I don't have a <BR> scale at home, however will be checking again tonight!). <BR> <BR> I am an emotional eater and have been for years. It got worse <BR> after a sexual assault in 2004 and 2007. <BR> <BR> I am just wanting to get my life back. I want to get back <BR> to a healthier weight and size. <BR> <BR> I'd love to be able to look in the mirror without hating what <BR... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:31:56 EST What's up with your day? Place to share your ups, down, questions or just what is happening. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 20:59:35 EST SparkTeam design changes coming this week! We're going to launch a few enhancements to the SparkTeam pages early this week. These changes are based on feedback from both leaders and members on ways to make the pages easier to use for everyone. <BR> <BR> You can click here to see a screenshot of the new page (we're just using this specific sparkteam as an example -- your team picture will still be on the page where the picture of Coach Nicole is in this graphic): <BR> <BR> <link><BR>an2011.jpg <... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 20:56:21 EST Great Day # 4 I had a great day today. I walked in the snow with my sister for 70 minutes. It was very invigorating. Tomorrow I will go join a gym with my sister. <em>9</em> Tue, 4 Jan 2011 23:20:37 EST My weight loss challenge I just wanted to share that I finally got my results! <BR> <BR> I had joined a 12 week weight loss challenge here in Spokane, and the results meeting had to get pushed out because of the weather. I found out this afternoon that I got second place! I lost the second most amount of weight in the whole group. I scored $122.85! <BR> <BR> Another Weight loss challenge starts up tomorrow. There is one on the south hill and one in Liberty Lake. I joined it again. It's very motivating! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:55:24 EST Hello! My name is Stephanie.... I have been battling my weight my whole life. My best friend of 20+ years was scheduled for bypass surgery in October of 2008. I didn't want to be the fat friend left behind so I got serious about losing weight in June of 2008. I stuck with it and was down about 50 pounds by the time she had her surgery. My heart broke when she died 2 months after her surgery. She was only 36 years old. I was motivated to keep up the battle in her honor which I did througout 2009. I eventually lost 80 ... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 12:34:29 EST Dinner Ideas for New Year's Eve Any suggestions for an inexpensive meal I can make at home. I want to cook the family something healthy AND different than the norm for new year's eve?? PLEASE HELP! <BR> <BR> Pay day isn't until after the new year! :O Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:32:25 EST New to the forum Hello I am a 40-something Spokanite gal new to this forum. My goal is to lose 60 lbs. by the end of 2011 and I plan to start 01/02/11. I've lost weight at different times in my life - but have never achieved my goal weight and I always managed to put what I lost back on plus. I am dedicating myself to achieving my goal weight and learning how to maintain it this time! <BR> I look forward to communication with anyone from the forum! <BR> Best wishes for a healthier happy 2011 to everyo... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:45:03 EST Do Any Of Those Toning Shoes Really Work I have attached a study released by ACE this year about the various toning shoes. Before you plan on spending a lot of money on these shoes please take a moment to read the article attached to my blog. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>do-any-of-those-toning-shoes </link> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 11:15:43 EST Do you want a new chatting thread on the team? Do you want a new chatting thread on the team? Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:56:51 EST New Years Resolutions What changes are you going to be focusing on this year? Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:55:56 EST Bringing in the New Year How do you celebrate the New Year? Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:55:05 EST Intro Hi, my name is Heather and I have lived in Spokane for ten years. I moved here when I was 2 months pregnant with my first child. I've been overweight since I had her. I'm finally ready to get healthy and fit. I look forward to getting to know others with the same goals! Fri, 17 Dec 2010 23:44:01 EST Christmas traditions or favorite memories? Please share some of your favorite traditions or holiday memories. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:01:45 EST Christmas at home or traveling? Share where you will be spending Christmas. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:00:20 EST List your favorite Christmas Songs! We know we all have favorites. How about sharing them here and if you have a youtube link you can click that add a link and share it here. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 20:59:28 EST Peppermint Meringue Snowballs Recipe Peppermint Meringue Snowballs Recipe <BR> by Liz Weiss <BR> <BR> Makes 3 dozen; serving size 1 meringue <BR> <BR> <BR> Whether you're hosting a cookie swap party or looking for a low-calorie cookie to leave for Santa (he could certainly lose a few pounds), these light and airy cookies should hit the spot. I first created this recipe with the holidays in mind, but as far as I'm concerned, they're amazing any time of the year. The main ingredients in meringues are egg whites and sugar; they ... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:43:05 EST redjody76 I am new to Sparks. I am currently on weight watchers and love the program, but I am not yet at goal and need to save money, so I have to stop going for now, but I still need the support from others. Sparks looks like a very good choice. I am excited to get going. Tue, 7 Dec 2010 22:51:52 EST Christmas Party or New Year Celebration in Jan? Trying to plan a Christmas Party or possibly a New Year Celebration later in January, but haven't found a place yet to have it. Any volunteers? When would be good if we come up with place? Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:01:18 EST Who did the Jingle Bell Trot? Did you participate in the Jingle Bell Trot? Tell us all about it! Mon, 22 Nov 2010 02:52:12 EST What are your Thanksgiving plans? I am going to my parents to spend with my parents and brother and sister in law. I asked my Mom Not to make my favorite coconut cream pie, I didn't want to be tempted. She said she would have a big veggie tray for us. Can't go to the gym while I am gone so I am taking my videos to do so I can stay on track. How about you? Wed, 17 Nov 2010 21:11:32 EST New Here Hi there I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Garrett, I am a student, husband and a father of 3 beautiful girls. I am here because I am in need of a great community that all are striving for a healthy lifestyle. I look forward to learning more about everyone's stories and goals. Have a great day! Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:32:50 EST Today I Will Not... Fill in the blank. Today I Will Not... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:03:17 EST Let's Welcome The New Team CoLeader! Thanks so much to CXNLITTLE for agreeing to help with the leadership of the team! Really appreciate her involvement with the team. Please stop by her page and let her know how much you appreciate her. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>NLITTLE </link> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:01:19 EST Pechia22 newby here Hi all!! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the site,,,well I signed up a while back a good freind of mine introduced me to it. But I haven't been using it and want to start taking advantage of the tools I have to help me get my self into healthy shape. What is the best ways to go about using this site? Please give me any tips you may have found helpful to you! <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting all of you! <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 19:01:05 EST