SparkPeople SparkIndianapolis- the Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for anyone with interest in the Indianapolis area to find local events and buddies. Dream big! SparkPeople SparkIndianapolis- the Official Team Team Messageboard Team Meeting July 14, 2018 RSVP July Meeting <BR> <BR> Saturday July 14 at 10:00 am <BR> <BR> Big Apple Bagels Address <BR> <BR> 9528 E 126th St, Fishers, IN 46038 <BR> <BR> $5 donation requested <BR> <BR> For materials, prizes, meeting expenses... <BR> <BR> RSVP to INDYBUNNY <BR> Sun, 20 May 2018 13:29:33 EST What is your go to food or exercise? I like walking and milk. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:03:36 EST Indy Events: post em here Any races? Charity events? Festivals? Fairs? Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:02:29 EST Have a suggestion? Leave it here... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:59:05 EST Team Luncheon Olive Garden North Indy Sept 24 Olive Garden in Castleton on 82nd Street <BR> 11:30 am September 24th <BR> SparkPeople Luncheon <BR> MUST RSVP to ~Indygirl by September 20th so that I can get a head count for the restaurant. <BR> 6130 E 82nd Street <BR> Indianapolis, IN 46250 <BR> (317) 842-6321 <BR> <BR> Get together with the Indianapolis Area Sparkers and get motivated! <BR> We will have a healthy lunch- yes they do have healthy food available, <BR> And discuss topics important to you! A Certified Weight Loss and Welln... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:40:04 EST Luncheon at Olive Garden September 24 at 11:30 am Olive Garden in Castleton on 82nd Street <BR> 11:30 am SparkPeople Luncheon <BR> <BR> Get together with the Indianapolis Area Sparkers and get motivated! <BR> We will have a healthy lunch- yes they do have healthy food available, <BR> And discuss topics important to you! A Certified Weight Loss and Wellness <BR> Coach will be answering questions and doing a bit of coaching to help you <BR> on your journey. There is NO COST for this meeting. You just need to RSVP BEFORE <BR> SEPTEMBER 15 ... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:13:03 EST Pet Chat- Talk about your fur babies I have 3 rabbits and a cat. They all live indoors year round and are litter box trained. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:56:49 EST Favorite Foods A-z Assorted chocolates Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:55:04 EST Favorite Things A-z Apple pie Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:53:50 EST Measuring/ Weighing and Tracking Accountability Do you measure, weigh and track your food? How did you do today? Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:35:26 EST Workout miles/minut es/activity How many miles or minutes or what activity did you do today? Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:33:46 EST Favorite TV Shows A-Z 1 per post Walking Dead Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:28:58 EST Activities A-Z Apple bobbing Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:16:51 EST Words A-Z Appropriate Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:16:04 EST How Many Wheel Points Did You Get? 5 Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:41:29 EST Questions If you have any questions, please ask! Sat, 2 Jan 2016 14:25:45 EST Today I tracked my food yes/no Yes Sat, 2 Jan 2016 14:23:38 EST Today I exercised by... Stretching Sat, 2 Jan 2016 14:22:53 EST NEWBIE Hi, My name is Heather. I am trying something new to lose weight Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:20:49 EST Supplements 101 January 16 Meeting Information on supplements for weight loss, energy, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and more will be discussed! No products will be sold! Cost The class will be led by a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Please RSVP to ~Indygirl <BR> <BR> Class is January 16 @ 1pm Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:24:25 EST 5K Oct 11 Ft Benjamin Harrison Department of Indiana 5k Run/Walk <BR> Sunday, October 11, 2015 <BR> @ <BR> Historic Fort Benjamin Harrison <BR> The American Legion, Department of Indiana is hosting a 5k Run/Walk near the Department Headquarters in Lawrence, Ind., at the Historic Fort Benjamin Harrison area Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. This event is intended to raise awareness for all veterans and their families in the Hoosier state. <BR> The event will begin at the West Lawton Loop north of 56th Street at 10:15 a.m. Regi... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:34:01 EST Organic Food Tasting! Nov 7, 2015 @11:30am We will be tasting organic Wild Tree products made light and learning how to make them. <BR> <BR> Food, water, and teas provided. <BR> <BR> Talk will be on organics, whole foods and weight loss. <BR> <BR> Spark mail me to reserve a seat. I have room for 12 people. <BR> <BR> Please Rsvp by Sparkmail. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a SparkPeople members event, not a Sparkpeople the company event. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 09:52:56 EST SPARK SPA - Emotional Eatiing Oct 17, 2015 10:30 am. please sparkmail me for details <BR> no cost to attend <BR> do not wear make up as you will receive the following treatments: <BR> <BR> Heated neck wrap <BR> Facial <BR> Hand treatment <BR> Foot treatment <BR> Eye treatment <BR> Lip treatment <BR> Guided relaxation <BR> MINI head tingle massage <BR> MINI back vibration massage <BR> <BR> Please RSVP by Sparkmail. <BR> <BR> This is a SparkPeople members event, not a Sparkpeople the company event. <BR> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 09:49:08 EST FREE SPA DAY on Oct 17th Sign Up Now Hey Spark Friends! Wendy Sturgeon Koehl is a spa lady who has agreed to treat us all to RELAXING SPA TREATMENTS at our next event on October 17 AT 10:30 am that is at NO COST TO YOU! ONLY 12 people can attend, so sign up asap by sparkmailing me. <BR> <BR> Treatments include: <BR> Heated wrap <BR> Heated facial <BR> Heated foot treatment <BR> Hand treatment <BR> Lip treatment <BR> Eye treatment <BR> Guided relaxation <BR> Mini head massage <BR> Mini back massage <BR> And more... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 06:32:08 EST Hello my name is Laura I just join the site today...after a long search for weight loss programs and support. Although my main goal is to loss 50 plus pounds, I would also like to find tips on how to get and stay motivated. There are many things I no longer do because of the weight gain in the past year..just would like to get back to my old active , happy self. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 19:08:02 EST i'm back I am back again, was never really gone, just not following the program. this time I am more serious. I bought the tracker and am motivated to succeed this time! Mon, 8 Jun 2015 15:44:17 EST August Luncheon at Olive Garden in Castleton Aug 15 at 11:30 am at Olive Garden in Castleton <BR> We will be having a luncheon and discussion about obstacles to losing weight <BR> 6130 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250 <BR> (317) 842-6321 Mon, 8 Jun 2015 13:53:04 EST Organic Tasting Event for September I'm in the midst of planning an organic tasting event for September at my house for those interested in trying new organic food ideas. Mon, 8 Jun 2015 13:49:51 EST I'm back Went shopping today for clothes, so depressing. Can't find anything to fit. I am tired of being overweight, tired of my body hurting, and so tired of not being able to buy clothes that fit. I purchased the SP activity tracker, got it all set up tonight and in the morning I am ready to go. Thinner me here I come. <em>521</em> Fri, 29 May 2015 21:15:12 EST Gone Missing I have been gone for awhile. I need to get back on track. Ineed motivation. I am a wreck!!! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:01:32 EST March of Dimes Central Indiana March for Babies Hi! I'm somewhat new to Spark, and so far I absolutely love it! I am going to participate in a March of Dimes March for Babies walk in Indianapolis on May 9th. I didn't know if any of the Indy team might be interested in joining my team for the walk. It is a 3.1 mile walk. It is a good way to get exercise and raise awareness for a cause! I wanted to reach out to you to see if this might be of any interest. If not, that is fine, too. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:19:55 EST Optimistic I have a very long history of losing weight, keeping it off, and gaining it again. I want the merry go round to stop and finally get healthy. Sun, 15 Feb 2015 07:44:12 EST Indianapolis Area Spark Rally! July 25, 2015 We are working on a rally for July 25, 2015. More to come soon! <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 04:21:11 EST Organic, Healthy Luncheon Feb 21st Learn to prepare organic recipes and enjoy them for lunch! <BR> The menu will be out soon so stay tuned! <BR> Time 12 noon EST <BR> Place 12790 Longleaf Lane <BR> Fishers, IN 46038 <BR> Cost $5 to cover food expenses <BR> <BR> PLEASE RSVP to ~Indygirl by Feb 7 <BR> <BR> Beth Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:17:59 EST You don't have to follow a strict diet You don't have to follow a strict diet in order to eat healthy. I found this list of 22 simple ways to eat well. If you're just starting your journey, or having a hard time figuring out how to eat well and sticking to it, this list is a great place to start your baby steps. As you develop better habits you can spring board to stricter guidelines. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2-simple-ways-to-start-eating-healthie <BR> r-this-year#.ddARNAO7RM Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:28:36 EST Back again... Hi! This is (at least) my second time back to Sparkpeople. I think I originally signed up in 2009. I did lose some weight in early 2010 (about 30 pounds), but it has been touch and go from there. I am at my heaviest right now and really need to get things in check. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am a Mom of two teenage boys, Camron and Cody. My husband, kids and I live in Center Grove, Indiana. I am a Global Digital Communications Manager for a global company, so lots of stress there. I absolutely love... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:38:33 EST Cooking Class by Chef Megan Jan 31, 2015 We are having a healthy cooking class to kick off the new year here in the Indianapolis area. <BR> <BR> The cost is $10.00, regularly $60, so we are getting an incredible bargain from an experienced chef! <BR> <BR> The class will be on cooking healthy, flavorful food on Saturday January 31st at 1pm. <BR> <BR> Checks need to be made out to Chef Megan Babuska and mailed by January 18th to: <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan <BR> 12790 Longleaf Lane <BR> Fishers, IN 46038 <BR> <BR> Please Sparkmail me ... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:14:48 EST Clothing Swap Party I want to get rid of all my too big clothes. I've wanted to have a clothing swap party but don't have the room at my house for one. Has anyone here gone to one or hosted a swap? Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:35:32 EST I want a Cookie- Bargaining- Holidays... I want a Cookie- Bargaining- Holidays and the Food Demon by Beth Donovan <BR> <BR> The Holidays have foods galore sparking around like ornaments on trees glowing to get our attention. What's worse is these are EMOTIONAL FOODS! They bring back memories of childhood or better times, nostalgia. <BR> <BR> So we see, we want. Ask yourself a few questions about EMOTIONAL FOODS: <BR> <BR> 1) Ask yourself WHAT you are wanting to FEEL. Warm, safe and comforted is usually my answer. During the holid... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:30:21 EST Night Time Eating- My Coping Skills I'm a terrible night time eater. I wake up through the night and hit the kitchen like a ravenous zombie. I don't know how to stop myself because I'm half asleep. Evenings? Well, I graze. How did I lose so much weight and how am I losing weight with these issues? Let me tell you... <BR> <BR> I planned my night attack snacks and set them in obvious reach, so when I hit the kitchen, there are low cal foods, like a can of fruit and a piece of cheese right in the front of the fridge waiting for m... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:41:50 EST Open House Meeting At Indygirl's on Fri Dec 12 3-9 Open House Meeting at my house Friday December 12 from 3-9 <BR> <BR> Christmas Door Prizes! <BR> Sign up for a buddy on a real live buddy list! <BR> Drink warm mulled cider and flavored hot teas. <BR> Visit with Spark Friends! <BR> Get Free Spa Treatments for a pampering afternoon. <BR> Total Treat Day! <BR> Sparkmail me for my address. <BR> <BR> Beth Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:34:48 EST Indianapolis women with a lot of weight to loose I am a 26 year old women looking for women to communicate, go to the gym with that have a lot of weight to loose in the indianapolis indiana if your interested in communicating or being gym friends send me a message. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:53:58 EST Any Events Happening? Post here! If you know of anything going on in the Indy area, let us know! Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:03:32 EST Louisville Spark Rally Jan 10, 2015 Planning is in the works. Any interest? Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:59:02 EST New me Well I hope I can see this through. Started out weighing 173 down to 170 by cutting my calorie intake and trying to get 30 minutes of some form of exercise in a day. Starting the couch to 5k program today but don't know how many calories I should eat so I don't feel ran down. Trying to stick to 1200 as closely as I can a day right now but I don't think that will be enough from this day on. Please help. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:09:23 EST Good afternoon Sparkpeople! My name is Cammie and I'm from Indianapolis, Indiana. I am married to my best friend for 26 years and I have two adult children who make me smile everyday. <BR> I want to lose weight and feel better about myself. I think it will help with my chronic pain and depression. I have already lost 48 pounds and do feel better. My son is getting married in March of 2015 and I want to feeling better, looking better and ready to have a great time! Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:10:00 EST I'm back Hello I'm Peg, starting again to try to loose weight. I know what I need to do I just have to do it! I'm going to start using the food tracker again. Exercise has never been a problem because I love to go to spin class, run, weight lifting classes. I fill my problem is being bored in the evening and eating before bed time, but in the evening I'm tired and do not have the energy to keep moving just want to relax. ANY suggestion Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:40:47 EST What I'm Doing Today to Reach My Goals Walked more Tue, 27 May 2014 15:21:29 EST Any NW Indy walkers? Hi ~ I love to walk but not so much by myself. I'm significantly overweight, so am at a snail's pace right now, looking to walk with someone who's around my speed, maybe start with a half mile or a mile. Can walk just about any time, except early mornings aren't the best for me right now, being a night owl. I want to change that habit too, as mornings are my favorite time of the day. Thanks for reading my ad. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:28:19 EST 2nd Time Around, Time to lose baby weight This is my 2nd time here on Spark. I joined originally as a 235 pound overweight, sad woman in 2009 when my now ex husband was deployed. I learned a lot of good tactics to lose weight and discovered the runner buried deep inside of me. During my duration on Spark I became a three time 1/2 marathoner. <BR> <BR> Last year I became unexpectedly pregnant. I was told I would never have a child for 15 years of my life... imagine my surprise when I had a positive pregnancy test. I now have thr... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:54:45 EST Things to do in Indiana Mar. 1- <BR> Apr. 30 <BR> Featured Event <BR> Hamilton County Upcoming Events <BR> Various Locations <BR> Join in the celebrations at Historic Noblesville’s First Friday on March 7 or the Carmel Arts & Design District’s Second Saturday on March 8. Many more events in store! <BR> CENTRAL <BR> <BR> Feb. 28- <BR> Mar. 1 <BR> Mardi Gras Franklin Crawl & Grand Parade <BR> W. Franklin St., Evansville <BR> On Friday night, enjoy Cajun music, food and drink along 8 blocks filled with 15 bars and... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:42:48 EST What are your goals? This year I want to track my food <BR> Measure <BR> and Track my fitness Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:40:13 EST Thank you for the warm welcome! Hello, everyone! <BR> <BR> I want to thank you for the warm welcome. I signed up for Spark yesterday, ran around doing errands, and then came back to find that Spark put me in the Indy team. I didn't even realise there was one until I came back today to check out the site more fully. I'm so happy to be close to companions on this journey. <BR> <BR> My motivation is three-fold: <BR> 1.) I've been wanting to get healthier since I started my graduate studies, but too many hours in a lab or on... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:16:45 EST New to Forum Hi my name is Johnnie and I am new to spark and I want to disciple myself to work out everyday I want to get down to my Ideal weight and the last time I weighted in I was at 274 and I have gain wiehgt because I was at 268. It has been a long jorney I started out at 345. So I am looking for ways to stay motivated about my health and loosing the weight I have type two diabeties. Just trying to reach my goal of getting down to 164 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:48:52 EST Hello, New Person Alert Hello. I signed up on this site about three weeks ago. I thought maybe from what I had seen just checking it out that it could help me. Then I kind of just forgot about it. Today while I was working (I work from home) I came across it again. I took a closer and while I was looking I got the feeling that this is right where I need to be to get my weight loss on track. I have been working on a meal plan and an exercise plan. I have implemented the meal plan this weekend and I believe it ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 16:27:54 EST Indianapolis Area SparkPeople Rally 8.23.14 <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 14:36:47 EST Newbie! Hello! <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark and ready to make major changes. I've lived this way for far too long and the healthier, more fit girl that is trapped inside of me is ready to bust out! I need motivation and encouragement! I'm so glad that I found this site. I look forward to ready everyone's stories and sharing achievements together. It takes a village, right? <em>381</em> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:26:43 EST Lose Weight With Me! 240 pounds lost! Team ~Indygirl, a friendly active team! <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=5078 </link> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:30:46 EST Get a Newsletter! Get a newsletter of where and when Spark Rallies will be along with lifestyle change and weight loss articles by ~Indygirl and Hoosiergirlindy. Go to <link> </link> and sign up on the newsletter page. Be sure and add to your safe senders list. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:55:06 EST Indy Area Meetings Jan 11 from 10 am to 5pm <BR> <BR> Noblesville Public Library <BR> 1 Library Plaza in Noblesville, In <BR> CALL to RSVP (317) 773-1384 and follow the prompts to SPARKPEOPLE Event or register online at; <BR> <BR> Rally Programming: <BR> <BR> Speakers in the morning through the afternoon: <BR> McCourtt <BR> ~Indygirl <BR> Swdotb2 <BR> Hoosiergirlindy <BR> Daughteroftwin <BR> <BR> Lunch 1 1/2 hours <BR> <BR> Crazymama46 <BR> Bobcatgirl76 <BR> Bradmill2922 <BR> <BR... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 11:44:37 EST Holiday Tips and Tricks We've started off a season of food galore! It's everywhere, and it is tempting, yummy, and full of memories and emotions. If you’re an emotional eater like I am, the memories (good and bad) and family gatherings will send you into a frenzy. Party tables lined with delicious and beautifully presented arrays of holiday favorites that would make Martha Stewart jealous are soon to come. Snacking on carrots and knitting to ward off binges aren't going to cut it this time of year--you need an arsen... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:54:56 EST Closed Topic Closed Mon, 2 Sep 2013 13:09:24 EST Closed Topic Closed Mon, 2 Sep 2013 13:08:52 EST Closed Topic Closed Mon, 2 Sep 2013 13:08:24 EST Indy Rally New Year Kick Off! Jan 11 Jan 11 from 10 am to 5pm <BR> <BR> Noblesville Public Library <BR> 1 Library Plaza in Noblesville, In <BR> CALL to RSVP (317) 773-1384 and follow the prompts to SPARKPEOPLE Event or register online at; <BR> <BR> Speakers who have lost amazing amounts of weight! <BR> Prizes! <BR> Friendships! <BR> Videos and fun! <BR> <BR> Free to attend <BR> <BR> Small donation to our sponsor for decorations and drinks is appreciated: <BR> Can be done on PayPal at, an... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 04:56:38 EST Rallies & Get-togethers Facebook Page Instead of making a separate event for each rally on Facebook, Beth decided she wanted a general group for all rallies and get-togethers, so if you are on Facebook and want to join the rally team on there, I've set it up here:<BR>84906/ Copy & paste it into your browser...or you can search "Indianapolis Area Spark Rallies & Get-togethers" on Facebook search <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:20:03 EST New and excited Hello everyone I am not sure if I'm in the right place yet but, I'm excited and ready to made a real change in my health by lowering my weight. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 20:03:25 EST Indiana Things To Do 14 FREE Things to Do with Kids in Indianapolis this Summer <BR> <BR> 1. Go for a Stroll. Taking a walk might at first make your tween roll her eyes (oh wait, is that just mine?). But everyone will enjoy it and there are SO many great places to explore from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail to the Monon to my favorite – the Canal Walk. <BR> <BR> 2. Thursday Nights Concerts on the Canal. FREE family activities & music every single Thursday night! Does it get any better? <BR> <BR> 3. Catch the ... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:34:47 EST Recommened to try this via EXPRESS HEALTH We have a Employer sponsored health plan that encouraged me to join "Spark People " I enjoy & use a lot of tech stuff at work & at home ( to the point I got carried away with my time-management , food & exercise management activities . Hopefully I will find a proper balance here Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:46:38 EST Walking/biking partner wanted Love to go out for a walk or a bike ride and don't usually mind doing it by myself. but I think if I had a partner every now and then I would be more consistent. I have to get moving and stay moving. Love to use the canal path, it's much safer than the Monon. If you're interested, let me know and we'll try and work out times. I usually like to go after work and early mornings on weekends. Full disclosure - I can't take the heat but will walk in all temps in winter. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:23:52 EST What Am I doing To Myself?...I Know Better! I'm new to sparkpeople! I had been on another program and lost 103lbs. 3+ yrs. ago and gained it almost all back. I'm tired of yo yo dieting and want to get serious about my own wellbeing and body and get healthy. A healthier lifestyle is important to me, I get side-lined at times, but I am determined not to give up! I need to lose over 100+ lbs. and know that I must take one day at a time, I just want to stay motivated, use my gym membership, keep track of my glucose level (type2 diabetes) a... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 16:01:41 EST I'm new to here I'm new here. I live on the East side. I am not good with tracking but I love SARKPEOPLE. I like to walk but I don't have people to walk with. I work out at my apartment complex. I need to start getting used to getting on this page daily to track everything. I haven't officially tracked it but I have lost 9 pounds and about to start phase 2. I need to read up on what I can eat on phase 2. Excited and nervous <em>40</em> Mon, 27 May 2013 09:30:32 EST TOP Weight Loss Tips When you try something new for your healthy lifestyle, make sure it is something you can do for the long haul. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:26:23 EST New here Hello. I'm Becky and I'm new to this team. Ive been on spark for awhile but just haven't participated. I recently restarted my weight loss journey. I started on Feb 11th of this year and so far I have lost 6 pounds. I'm stuck right now. I exercise everyday and I watch my portions. I haven't had pop since November. I would like an accountability partner, preferably a text buddy. I'm hoping to eventually lose 150 pounds but I'm starting small. My goal right now is 20. I'm a single mother to a ... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 01:37:45 EST Mama D Hello, I am excited to be a part of Sparks. I have my good days as well as my bad days. I don't always log my progress, but I am eating healthier and working out not daily but getting there. I am frustrated that I gained 7 lbs since starting. I have re-focused and now am getting back on track. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:02:19 EST Rensselaer SparkMeeting March 23rd Sparkpeople Meeting March 23rd from 1-4 pm ~ Open to the public! <BR> <BR> Rensselaer Library 208 W. Susan Street Rensselaer, Indiana 219-866-5881 <BR> <BR> Topic: Weight Loss with and without weight loss surgery and, a free website that helps with both. <BR> <BR> ~Speakers~ <BR> *Lee (SWDOTB2) has lost 90 pounds and dedicated her life to yoga and helping others. <BR> <BR> *Tina (HOOSIERGIRLINDY) has lost 180 pounds and talks about life after weight loss surgery. She r... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:22:02 EST Indy Rally July 20 2013 This is currently being arranged and planned. We do have the venue, a local fitness facility is sponsoring us, and we are making arrangements with the manager for more events and speakers. So far, this is the line up: <BR> <BR> Crazymama46 <BR> McCourtt <BR> Swdotb2 <BR> Hoosiergirlindy <BR> ~Indygirl <BR> <BR> EVENTS SO FAR: <BR> <BR> Questions to the speakers <BR> Chair yoga session with certified instructor <BR> Prize drawings throughout <BR> <BR> Join the team <BR> <link>www.spar... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 07:40:23 EST Smart Phone Pals? Gamers? I like playing Words with friends on my smart phone and my screen name on it is ~Indygirl for any who want to play. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 07:36:46 EST ZOO WALK APRIL 6 @ noon for whole family! Next local meeting of the Indianapolis Chapter will be a ZOO WALK on APRIL 6 at noon. This will be at the Indianapolis Zoo. <BR> <BR> Bring the family! <BR> <BR> Just let me know a headcount ASAP so I can get us a group discount if possible. Sparkmail ~Indygirl if you are coming and with how many people. Please be sure, as this will affect all of out discounts. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 07:27:37 EST I'mnew here Hi my friends call me Jai. I want to say thank you to Woman's World Magazine, because that is where I stumbled across this website. I am a middle age divorced woman with 3 adult child and three grandchildren, who can find time to do everything but take care of myself. I look forward to getting to know as many of you as I can. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:43:38 EST What Do You Want To See To Make This Team Active? What would you like to see on this team to make it active. <BR> Don't say meetings, because we have those. I send notices monthly. <BR> I'm thinking of putting together a Zoo Walk for us. <BR> <BR> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:07:54 EST Name 2 Things That you Like Each Day Movies <BR> Music Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:02:30 EST Closed Topic Closed Board Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:56:40 EST Closed Topic Closed Board Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:55:58 EST Shed The Pounds- Tracker Project Shedding The Pounds Project <BR> <BR> I'm over on carbs a LOT, which throws me over on calories a LOT. When I curb the carb intake, the calories fall in place and I do much better. I'm not talking about a low carb diet, I'm just talking about eating within my SparkPeople Range. I also notice that many times I don;t get enough protein and I need a supplement drink. Fat, I eat healthy fats like nut butters, canola oil, olives... <BR> <BR> So my project is to BALANCE MY EATING ON MY TRACKER. <... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:01:17 EST Plan Ahead at Hoosiergirlindy and I have made a calendar site where you can go and find out about meetings, where we will be speaking, and rallies. All events are free. I did check and the website does meet all criteria for being allowed to be mentioned on SparkPeople. <BR> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:01:58 EST Carpool to the Rally? Do you want to carpool to the rally? Give your details and hook up here. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 08:34:15 EST Walks at Castleton Mall Weekly Usually Cindholm and I go walking either at Castleton Mall or the Fashion Mall at Keystone. If you would like to walk with us, we will resume walking after the Christmas rush in 2013. Usually we like to walk around noon or 1 on a Monday or Tuesday. Sparkmail me if you would like to join us one particular week. I will try to keep you updated on times and locations of where we will walk. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:47:29 EST Things in a Fit Life A-Z Aerobics Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:34:19 EST Progress, not Perfection... My Baby Steps Today I did my physical therapy Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:32:54 EST It's OKAY to... Not like EVERY vegetable Sun, 23 Dec 2012 15:36:29 EST The Color Run Indianapolis July 20, 2013 5K Registration isn't open yet. But looking to see if anyone is interested in joining a team or even making a competing team. :-) <BR> <BR> I am pretty sure it sold out last year. But I had alot of fun and want to do it again. <BR> Once registration opens the sooner you sign up the better. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are interested. I will post up again when registration opens. I currently have a facebook invite to my friends & family. If you have team name suggestions please post them ... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:54:28 EST December newbie Hi! I'm Amy and I live on the north side. This is my first time on Sparkpeople. I am trying to get accountability to work out regularly. I have a membership to LA Fitness that has been used (very) sporadically for the past few months or so. I decided to either get rid of it or get back to the gym. I also take a belly dancing class that I LOVE. Well, that's a little about me. I look forward to any words of wisdom that will help me stick to eating healthier and working out :) Sun, 9 Dec 2012 23:17:27 EST Holiday Goals I want to enjoy the holidays and eat the occasional cookie without guilt by planning it into my tracker Tue, 4 Dec 2012 06:21:38 EST SparkPeople Rally Jan 26th 2013 FREE January 26th from 9-3 <BR> Fishers, Indiana Public Library <BR> Address: 5 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038 <BR> Phone: (317) 770-3235 <BR> Price: FREE <BR> <BR> Please call ahead to reserve a spot- limited space <BR> <BR> Please be kind. If you decide you cannot make the rally, cancel your reservations as soon as you know so that another member may use your spot. <BR> <BR> Speakers so far: <BR> <BR> Sheenadee <BR> Swdotb2 <BR> McCourtt <BR> Crazymama46 <BR> Hoosiergirlindy <BR> ~Indygi... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 17:21:15 EST Hi Everyone... I am back! I will be participating on a regular basis again! I am so glad to be getting back to it. I really wish I would not have missed out on so much time and I am again reminded how important health is. I have not really been taking care of myself lately and I feel it! Super excited to get going again and feel healthy. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:29:14 EST Today is the start of a new or old regenerated me Hi, my name is Sandy and I joined SparkPeople today. <BR> <BR> I used to live a healthy and active life. Six years ago I found myself in a new state and landing an office job for 4 years. Needless to say I got lazy and started eating unhealthy. <BR> <BR> I have joined other sites, tried logging food and exercising. I last a week or two and then stop. I realized I need support from others so now I have joined SparkPeople in hopes of connecting with people that like to motivate and keep me HO... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 13:27:02 EST Who says you have to? A lot of times I feel like it is really easy to fall into a rut of telling yourself : "I have to run a mile today or else....". Why? Who says? I found a significant amount of freedom by going to the gym with the freedom of choice, For the longest time I have been "doing my time" on the elliptical, until one day I decided to test my skill on the treadmill using the incline settings. It was great, I now try out the bikes and stair climbers instead of sticking to my one machine. Now I swe... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 12:55:53 EST What would you like to do... I would like to know what everyone would like to do as far as group activities or places to meet to do things. Any ideas are welcome. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:15:10 EST New girl Hi, I'm Danielle I'm looking to lose about 30 to 40lbs I'm happy I was told about this site so help me out plz :) Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:00:49 EST Today I got Activity by _________. walking Sun, 23 Sep 2012 09:44:26 EST Personality Trait About You A-Z A type personality Sun, 23 Sep 2012 09:42:13 EST Getting Sick... I am starting to get sick, this is unusual for me. I was wondering what you do to help prevent/speed up healing? <BR> <BR> I normally use Vit C and Echinacea and eat soup or not much of anything and sleep as much as I can. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:24:25 EST Hobbies That Burn Calories What hobbies do you enjoy that burn lots of calories? <BR> How to you make sedentary hobbies burn more calories? <BR> <BR> I like to scrapbook. That is a sitting job! I keep all my supplies in an armoire, so I get out what I need, then put each piece back as I finish with it. Many trips up and down, only walking a few steps at a time, but not sitting still. My albums are in the next room. I walk in there to get the album to put my finished pages into as I finish them, then walk back to ... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:12:12 EST Favorite Fast Food Picks I usually get a hamburger and a small fries Thu, 13 Sep 2012 06:05:52 EST Where are you??? I would like to take a little roll call to see what side of town everyone is on. <BR> <BR> I am downtown. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:34:49 EST New Recipes These are Peanut Butter Banana oatmeal squares <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats <BR> 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar <BR> 1 teaspoon baking powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt <BR> 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract <BR> 1/2 cup milk <BR> 1 large egg, lightly beaten <BR> 1 large mashed banana <BR> 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter <BR> Mix together the quick cooking oats, light brown sugar, baking powder, kosher salt and ground cinnamon. <BR> Add in the vanilla ex... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:31:16 EST Intoduce myself Hello I am a 58 year old female barber/stylist who is taken her life back. I've had foot surgery and a stroke and have always been stuggling with my weight but more so in the last 6 years. Finding this sight and uses the tools provided here gives me so much hope. If I have already introduced myself previously then I'm sure I will give you more information about myself then before. Thanks for being there. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 19:51:28 EST Mall Walks at Castleton Mall In 2013, I would like to put together a walk at Castleton mall between the hours of noon and 4 where everyone can come and go as they please. There would be no start or finish line. Weather couldn't affect it. People with walkers, wheelchairs and canes could participate. I did my first 5 k there with my walker. Nobody will come in first or last. It would not be about competition, but about participation. <BR> <BR> We could all wear name tags to the mall with SparkPerson written above o... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 09:46:20 EST couponing mom looking for workout buddy Hi. my name is Kiah. I am a couponing mom and Im looking for friends that like to coupon as well a someone who like s to work out. Recently i just decided to use all my extra coupons to pick up things for the julian center because they are in need of so many items so if you are intrested in helping with that also that would be awesome. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:46:32 EST New Foods Discovered! Did you find a new Yum Yum? I just found PB2. It's a powdered peanut butter with very little fat and it tastes AWESOME! You can even get it with chocolate in it. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:00:36 EST Daily Chatter: What's going on in your life? Well, today I think I have 4 people to lead the team with me. I need to meet 3 more of them to be sure. I want to be sure we, as leaders, are dedicated to keeping each other strong so that we can keep you strong. I also want to make sure we can have fun and create real life activities where you can meet your SparkFriends and find buddies to help you along your journey. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:57:31 EST EVENTS Calendar: I am getting Co-Leaders for our team team. Hopefully, Their great ideas and inspiration will bring about some liveliness here. We plan to have more walks things of interest than just lunches this next year. Keep reading the boards. <BR> <BR> One thing we are considering is a walk for charity at the Castleton Mall. Why the mall? It is good in any weather. No finish line. People can walk with a walker or cane. You are not committed to any time frame, just stop by. It's great for any fitness le... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:54:10 EST Change 1 letter to Change the Word That Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:42:19 EST Favorite Good For You Foods Apple with melted peanut butter as a dip Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:39:09 EST Favorite Good For You Foods Apple with microwaved peanut butter as a dip Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:32:42 EST Healthy Places to Eat Out Whole Foods Salad/ Food Bar Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:22:43 EST The Glo Run I am doing the Glo Run on September 8th at 8:30pm.. I was just wondering if anyone else is running or walking it?? It sounds like a lot of fun.. I have posted more info on the upcoming events section of the SparkIndianapolis.. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 16:02:24 EST Need a MOTIVATED co-leader Please respond to ~Indygirl Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:50:20 EST need a work out buddy or walking buddy i am 26 need to loes 50 lbs live nere beechgrove work out at pf can bring a friend need a work out buddy hard to do alone would like to work out erly in the day not past 2pm Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:12:13 EST Downtown & Near Eastside - New fitness center For those who live or work in the downtown or near eastside area of town, you should check out the new fitness center at Arsenal Tech. The Chase Legacy Center was built with the Superbowl money that was poured into the area last year and it's a really nice gym. Even better, the normal cost is only $20/month and they're doing a special through the end of August where memberships are only $10 a month. There are no joining fees, no contracts, none of that nonsense that most gyms have. And th... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:17:15 EST Live WELL Laugh OFTEN Love MUCH Hello, I was introduced to SparkPeople by a young lady co-worker about a year ago and i've dabbled in it here and there and have always found it to be very interesting and interactive. This year i've decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle and look forward to any and all encouraging information, tips & tools. Don't ever hesitate to reach out to me. I've been told I'm a very friendly face in the crowd. Wishing All great sucess in their goals, whatever they may be. Wishing You Peace & Serenity... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:18:13 EST Eating Out - Feeling Miserable Last night my husband decided to take me to TGIFriday's. I ordered my plate of food and requested half of it to be boxed before it came to the table, that way I wouldn't be tempted to eat more than half. <BR> <BR> I ate my portion, and within 3 minutes I was feeling so heavily bloated and about 2 minutes later it all came back up. <BR> <BR> Today I go online and look at the nutrition menu, and I can guess why I puked it up. Calories: 600, Total Fat 34.5, Sodium 1895 (and that is for only H... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 07:30:44 EST Fitness buddy SouthSide I live on the southside - near 31 and Thompson. I need to find a place to go and workout some, but I honestly dont know "how" to work out except to walk on the treadmill and work my way up to running on it. <BR> <BR> My work hours are kinda crazy right now, and I also cant afford a lot to pay for a membership at a gym. <BR> <BR> I have Wednesday's and Friday's available after 5:00 pm, and Mondays and Thursday's after 9:00 pm, as well as some times on Saturdays to exercise with someone, an... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:54:45 EST Jessica here. Just trying to make a better me... I am a single mom, I have 2 very healthy, very active daughters that I cant keep up with. I am weighing in at what feels like a million pounds that are seemingly impossible to lose. I have no work out partner to motivate me so here i am HOPING that i will find motivation here. I have 115 lbs to lose ... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:00:01 EST New Member from NW Indy Hi, I'm new to spark. I'm doing this at the same time as I'm doing weight-watcher (promotional special). I've gone through some serious changes in this last year and I'm ready for a new beginning and ready to get this extra weight off!! Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:24:19 EST Hello my name is Hello Everyone, <BR> This is the first time I have used an on line help group. How does everyone else like using this system. I joined because I realise that I can not do this by myself. I am not accountable to myself. Its to easy to blow off doing the right thing. I have over fifty pounds to lose, just saying the number is scary. I am hoping with others to talk to and bounce ideas off of I will have better luck and inspiration. <BR> <BR> Nice meeting you. Hope to hear from you soon. Mon, 4 Jun 2012 17:26:25 EST Hola! I am a 24/F that has an extreme passion to teach kiddos from under-resourced communities. In about 2 weeks I'll be moving to sunny Charleston, SC and all I want is to feel confident rocking a two piece on a paddle board :) I try to eat healthy fairly often but food is also my greatest nemesis. It's my go-to for every emotion and I am tired, so tired, of turning to food as if it is going to heal me. This site seems to be exactly what I have been looking for-a community of individuals that ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:20:01 EST Hola! I am a 24/F that has an extreme passion to teach kiddos from under-resourced communities. In about 2 weeks I'll be moving to sunny Charleston, SC and all I want is to feel confident rocking a two piece on a paddle board :) I try to eat healthy fairly often but food is also my greatest nemesis. It's my go-to for every emotion and I am tired, so tired, of turning to food as if it is going to heal me. This site seems to be exactly what I have been looking for-a community of individuals that ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:20:00 EST New Chick on the Block Hello, my name is Tonya and I am a 40 y/o mom living on the Northeast side of Indianapolis in Lawrence Twnship. I am currently a Weight Watchers Online member but after stumbling across this site I may cancel my membership and solely use SparkPeople. It is alot user friendlier than MyFitnessPal. I''d lost 53 lbs with WW, but have gained 12 back after Thanksgiving last year. <BR> <BR> I hope SP is for me, and I am glad to be a member! Thu, 31 May 2012 14:16:52 EST 2013 Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon - Any Takers?? Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a beginning runner, getting ready to run my first 5k in Indy (Color Run) on July 28th. <BR> <BR> I recently posted a blog asking Spark Members all over to join me in training for the 2013 Indy Mini Marathon. You can view this blog on my page - it's called "Let's Do This, People" and find out what this is all about. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to join us, please send me a message or something. I am going to create a team just for this group so we can train togeth... Thu, 17 May 2012 16:26:27 EST New! Hello! I'm new here. I live in the Speedway area and I currently weigh about 225lbs. I'd like to get down to 130 but I'd be excited about 150. I'm looking for friends to help motivate me and that I can help out as well as people to do active things with. Tue, 15 May 2012 10:06:34 EST TAKING A BIG STEP HERE, TRYING TO LOOSE WEIGHT CANT BELIEVE IM DOING THIS. GOTTA FIND A DECENT WAY TO GET THE RUBBER OFF WITHOUT LIPO SURGERY AGAIN. HAD IT DONE WHILE I WAS IN THE SERVICE STATIONED IN HAWAII. BEEN MAYBE 20+ YEARS AND ITS STARTIN TO HANG OUT AGAIN. LMAO Thu, 10 May 2012 12:31:56 EST Color Me Rad I just signed up for another colorful race. Color Me Rad.. on September 8th.This sounds like a lot of fun. If anyone is interested. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s.html </link> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:28:15 EST Yats nutrition info? So, Yats is delicious. Hands down my favorite restaurant. In particular, I usually order either jambalaya, drunken chicken or B&B. While I realize I'll need to eat there less (and less when I'm there, i.e. half the plate)... I need to know what to track — honestly — when I do eat there, because, I will eat there. I don't even know where to begin in calculating or estimating the calories. <BR> <BR> Google gave me these: <BR><BR>cts-calories/yats <BR> h... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:27:47 EST The Color Run 5K I AM doing the Color Run on July 28th. It really looks like a lot of fun.. <BR> <BR> If anyone interested the race the site is <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This is happening across the nation and I am also doing it in Louisville, on July 29. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:59:06 EST Fitness Partner Needed- South Side Good Morning everyone :) I work out at Anytime Fitness on the south side (Madison Ave) and was wondering if anyone else works out there and would like to schedule a time to work out together. Thanks for your time Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:13:32 EST Hi, I'm DebbieT from Indy Hi everyone, I am new here, and not really sure exactly what to do, but I do know I am ready to do it. I have never been more motivated to lose weight than I am right now. If there is anyone who would be interested in helping me a bit, to learn how to work this site I would greatly appreciate it. I look so forward in getting to know all of you, and meeting you at the meetings. I look forward in hearing from some of you out there. I have looked at some profiles, and saw so many wonderful resul... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:11:42 EST Struggling at 27 Hello everyone!! My name is Gillian and I am a 27 year old mother of two. I have been struggling with my weight for several years now each of which I have said, "This year I am going to change my life and lose weight." Needless to say it has yet to happen. The funny thing is I used to make fun of seriously obese people and wonder how you can just let yourself go like that and now I guess I know. It is not a hard thing to do by far, especially with the various health conditions that can at... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:33:08 EST Madison Indiana Rally Nov 10- Fit For the Holidays Chris Downie will be on webcam conference and we will have top notch speakers who have lost up to and over 200 pounds!!! <BR> <BR> Get motivated for the Holidays! <BR> <BR> Details to come on <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:45:16 EST Gym Buddies Needed What Gym do you go to and do you want a buddy? Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:41:21 EST Find a SparkFriend/ Text Buddy/ Workout Partner/ Say a little about yourself and what you would like. Don't forget to look though other people's ads. There may be some old ones of people who have lost hope. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:39:34 EST Indy Meetings Starting soon, after my surgery, we will begin having meetings again with the Indiana Meetings Team. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:36:16 EST Looking for walking partner 'Anyone wanting to enjoy the weather and start walking on the Monon between Broad Ripple and Nora? Two or three days a week, either mornings or evenings? Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:54:42 EST Sept 15 2012 Northwest Indiana/ Chicago area Rally Details to come. See my page to join the team Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:52:23 EST Hello! Hi. Nice to meet everyone! My name is Katy and I just joined about 20 minutes ago. I got a copy of dance central 2 today for my xbox 360 and i typed "dance central weight loss" into a google search and came across a really inspiring blog about a woman who lost 80 lbs just by playing this video game. She suggested using this site. So I signed up, and it's wonderful! Here's hoping I can start using some of the tools that it has. <BR> <BR> After many ups and downs with my dieting, over the... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:41:32 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Cathy and I live in Monrovia, Indiana. I have belonged to SparkPeople for almost a month and look forward to getting to know everyone. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 16:21:39 EST Summerskin1 Hello, I hope everyone is doing good today. I am new to Spark people and really looking forward to dropping this weight with everyone. This is New Year and I know this is going to be a struggle for me, but I know I can do this. I quit smoking over a year ago. I never thought I would be able to quit, because I really enjoyed smoking. I know to some that might sound crazy, but true. So now I am trying to loose this weight. Good luck everyone, I know we can do this together. Does the Sp... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 13:42:13 EST Little Louie 71 I have been on diets many times never losing more than 20 pounds I want to lose this wt so that I can feel better and move better without falling I broke my shoulder last year and do not want any other broken bones I love to cook and quilt I love to go to church and help in the day care center I have many grandchildren and great grand children which I love to be with I would appreciate any help to keep me going and to lose the weight Sun, 1 Jan 2012 22:21:14 EST Hello! Hi! I am a 28yr old mother of 3 beautifully handsome boys. I have been married for 8 yrs. I am hoping to get a little girl someday soon, I have my fingers crossed. I would like to have a fitness routine down before that so I am sure to return to a healthy weight afterwards. (If it happens, that is) I have hit an all time record high, for myself, in weight and am kinda depressed about it. :( Hopefully this will be the change I have been looking for! I wish everyone luck in their journey and h... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 06:40:27 EST Jingle Bell 5k I am doing the Jingle Bell 5K in Indianapolis and was wondering if anyone else is going to be running or walking?? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 19:46:18 EST Planet Fitness, anyone? I'm looking for a gym buddy. Anybody go to Planet Fitness on 86th? or in Greenwood? <BR> <BR> or would anyone LIKE to go to the gym with me? I get to take a buddy for free whenever I go. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 16:51:45 EST New To Spark Hi, my name is Anna. I am 25 and overweight. I have been my entire life. I've tried to lose weight before, but found I didn't have the support of those around me. Now, I am living with my wonderful husband, and his encouragement means the world to me. I live on the west side of Indianapolis. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:00:44 EST Hello! Looking fwd to having a place to go to for inspiration and motivation! Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:29:35 EST Healthy Places To Eat In Indianapolis Hey all. I am wondering if any one has a place or places that they can go to eat out that is healthy or at least healthyish. Most places have only one or two options for eating better. <BR> Applebees has several items at 550 or less calories. Any one else have any ideas? I dont eat out often but would like a few options if its not my off day. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:04:26 EST Introduction Hello all. My name is Ben. I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I started getting conserned about my weight at around 212-216. That and a new baby that I will all to soon have to keep up with drove me to drasticly change my diet and exercise habbits. I have been eating well and exercising 6 days a week for 6 weeks. I was at 184.4lbs at week 5. I just went on a week long vacation. Im at 186 now. I didn't exercise for a week and ate big lunch and dinner. I just signed up for spark people because it... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 20:54:49 EST Hello Teams! Inspiration and Motivation welcomed Hello fellow them Members. My name is Natasha, screen name faletteluv. I am a little new to sparkpeople and so far I think it is an awesome site. I am trying really hard to lose 50lbs or more if possible. Any motivational or inspirational stories you can share with me is greatly appreciated. I hope to complete my journey and be an inspiration to others on and off the site. I'm still learning how to navigate the site though, there is so much to learn. It's always nice to have people tha... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 14:56:59 EST Rocktober Are you on Facebook? If so, here's your invitation to join ROCKTOBER! <link><BR>4504265392 </link> <BR> <BR> "The pledge is simple, we will either make good choices for October, or we will make bad choices for October. Even with roadblocks we can make good choices. <BR> <BR> If you want to "Rock" October by making sound food and activity choices, then please join this pledge and share with your friends. Together, we can make Rocktober 2011, an month ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:29:53 EST BABYFACE Hi I'm Rosalyn I live in Indy and i happen to come across sparkpeople by accident. Although it may have beenan accident sparkpeople has helped me out tremendously already I've lost 15 pounds in the 8 weeks. Which to some might seem like a lot but for a mother of 4 kids who seem to be in everything it is already a great accomplishment to me. so if you are in the Naptown area and need a walkin or workout buddy send me a message. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 23:08:20 EST Local Monthly Meetings for Exotic Pet Lovers Join the Exotic Pet Lovers team! <BR> <BR> Live meetings to discuss weight loss and exotic pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, ferrets, hedge hogs and more. Meetings will be held in Indiana, mostly in the Indianapolis area. <BR> <BR> ~Indygirl <BR> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:20:16 EST Holiday Season Motivation Halloween <BR> Thanksgiving <BR> Christmas <BR> <BR> It's a deadly season for the treats that play tricks on you. Put your tips and ideas here. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:19:41 EST HELLO ALL Hi my Name is Kristina and I am new to Spark. Well I still feel new because when I did sign up and create a spark page I didn't do much after that. Looking for friends and support. It's hard to do it alone. I will be tempted, I will hit speed bumps, but I WILL succeed. I have to tell myself that. I look forward to making new friends on here! :) Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:09:14 EST Hi There! Hi all, <BR> <BR> My name is Susan, I have lived in the Indy area since the mid 90's, moved here from the east coast. I am looking to drop some weight and get healthy - a friend told me about SparkPeople so I joined last week and am just finding my way around the site. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:24:02 EST Madison, Indiana Rally May 26, 2012 <BR> Check out the team and posts. <BR> <BR> Chris SPARKGUY Downie will be speaking live via web conference! <BR> <BR> Other speakers include ~Indygirl and Hoosiergirlindy <BR> <BR> A presentation by EARPS <BR> A presentation on exercising with mobility issues <BR> <BR> More to come! <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=51200 </link> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:47:12 EST New here! Hey all. Im new on Spark people. Im really committed to living a healthier lifestyle. I want to get fit and stay in shape. im hoping i can find friends on here who will help keep me motivated so i can reach my goals! Fri, 12 Aug 2011 19:28:58 EST Help with Tracking I need some advise please :) <BR> Here lately I have been at the hospital with my father and as most of you know there is ALOT of walking. How in the world can I track all the steps/walking? Since right now I am unable to work out I at least want to keep track of something. <BR> Thanks in advance, <BR> Chris Sat, 6 Aug 2011 21:09:27 EST Female running partner wanted-No blesville I live in Northeast Noblesville and would love to have a running partner. I average 11 min./mile and my longest long run so far has been 8 miles. I'm not a wimp or a complainer, just would love the extra motivation. <BR> Thanks! <BR> Marty Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:01:15 EST ATTN INDY SOON TO BE BRIDES! I am selling my Bridal Gown. Never worn. <BR> <BR> long story short, I am about to lose my apartment and cant afford to pay rent. <BR> <BR> message me, make an offer. <BR> <BR><BR>504446421.html Fri, 22 Jul 2011 19:45:06 EST Any Other MedTech students? I am a Medtech College student and I was wondering if anyone else was too. I would love to meet people that I can walk with on break on maybe get to school a little early and workout with. Message me if interested. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:21:12 EST How do I lose these pesky 15 pounds? I am 49 years old and over the past 5 to 10 years, I have put on 15 pounds that all seem to be around my waist. I used to be able to feel like I was staying fit just by what I did for fun and I never paid attention to what I eat. Now, I have this extra weight that bothers me and I can't seem to lose it! I think that because I have always been pretty active and because I didn't have to pay attention to what I eat, that I have learned unhealthy eating habits and do not know enough about nutr... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:54:57 EST WORK OUT BUDDIES IN INDY! Hey guys! I am new to spark people. I'm wanting to shape up in order to join ROTC at Purdue next semester, and want to know if anyone wants to meet up 3 days a week and start the couch to 5k with myself and another spark member at the canal :) <BR> <BR> reply to me in a message or add me on facebook. <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:38:47 EST my name is Emily my name is Emily and Iam sitting here trying 2think what 2 say,well iam 67 and wood like 2 lose all this weight. but I knows that it will take a while cause I am here in this Liveing assit home and can;t get ot No wear so the only thing 4 me 2do is just take this Ineed Help so if some one can help me. Thu, 7 Jul 2011 09:50:25 EST Looking for a buddy/mot ivational partner I have re-committed to my healthier living lifestyle. I live on the south side near Greenwood and would love for anyone who is close to partner up with to walk etc. <BR> <BR> I'm also up for an accountability partner to check in frequently to make sure we're on the right path! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting soon :) Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:56:22 EST Adventure Indy Sparkers Good Morning Indy!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Is there anyone out there up for some fun in the sun or out of the sun. I am looking for people that want to get up and move and be a little (or Lot) adventurous. I do not have anyone in my life that likes to be active so I am reaching out to all my spark friends to see if there is anyone out here. I just went skydiving which was awesome and I have other plans coming up. I am planning everything from archery to ziplines. I am up for suggestio... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 09:50:28 EST Okay. I'm Shy. I almost didn't introduce myself here because I'm *really* shy and right now I'm not looking for buddies in the area. I guess you could almost say that I'm antisocial, at least around Indianapolis. I don't have a lot of friends in the area and most of my friends are back home in Cleveland. But I figured I might as well poke my head in. <BR> <BR> After about twenty years of being overweight, I'm finally ready to start losing. I'm at the heaviest now that I've ever been and it's time to make ... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:48:48 EST Fort Wayne Rally Sept, 17, 2011 <em>252</em> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:09:08 EST Hi From Cyndi in Indy Hi Everyone! I'm excited to find such a large group of people working towards getting healthy and feeling better. Many Blessings to all. Sun, 29 May 2011 11:02:19 EST Hello I am Steve I am Steve and I been with Spark People thru my work for over a year now..I haven't been to any of the meetings because they always fall when i have to work..I am one of many people that need support with this weight loss that i need to do. I weigh almost 300lbs..and i need help..I love food way too much..i eat for comfort..I am under alot of stress where i work..i just need to realize that eatting junk is not good for me. I remember joining weight watchers and loosing 97lbs..i felt so much... Fri, 13 May 2011 09:26:36 EST hey all, im rose. hows it goin? im rose and i live in indianapolis. im 20 and i am looking to become a healthy and happy person with this site. :) Wed, 11 May 2011 23:50:12 EST Post your Log In Points :) <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> Fri, 6 May 2011 07:22:29 EST Diabetes 5k October 2nd 2011 I am starting a running program tomorrow and thought I should have something to shoot for. So I found a 5k in October which will hopefully give me enough time to train to run it. If not, I can always walk it :) It's a fundraiser for diabetes, and is at IUPUI's soccer and track stadium. I am looking for a team to sign up with since I don't want to do the whole thing alone. Even if you don't want to run it and just walk it we could still make a team and raise some money to help research and cur... Tue, 3 May 2011 16:58:07 EST WAKE UP INDY HEY LETS ALL STAY MOTIVATED....... <em>306</em> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:06:17 EST Hello I'm Kent I just started the sparkpeople but I have been working on losing weight since mid January now. so far loss 23 lbs and still working on it. My biggest hang up is getting out and working out. The cool rainy days don't help. My favorite thing to do is hiking in Indiana's State Parks. goal is to hike every state park, then move on to surrounding state parks and hike, or even national parks. I'm looking for spark buddys to help me get motivated and trade ideas. <em>213</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:53:25 EST Easter Dinner Decided this year I will skip cooking the traditional big Easter Dinner and instead keep life simple. What is everyone else doing? What is for Easter Dinner? Sun, 17 Apr 2011 23:03:37 EST Great Health Tips From Diana Hendricks! <em>229</em> Please check out my blog on: <BR> <BR> Great Health Tips From Diana Hendricks! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4139341 </link> <BR> This is <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Please leave a comment on that page to let me know you were there. :) Tue, 5 Apr 2011 14:50:47 EST Buddy wanted I am currently new to spark people, but would love to have some buddies near Beech Grove (Indianapolis). I am 33 years old and a mother of 2 wonderful kids. I am looking to get fit, healthy and loose some weight! Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:45:59 EST Working on a new me :) I am a newly retired professional woman who now has time to concentrate of a new, healthy me. I am open to all suggestions and comments regarding weight loss, lowering sugar and cholesterol levels and watching concentrated sweets, pastas and breads... which happen to be my favorites :) Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:23:35 EST Do you drink coffee? You might want to start! Check out this video on the benefits of coffee!!! <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4113239 </link> <BR> <BR> Wow, you won't believe it! There are more benefits than you can imagine!!! <BR> <BR> Please let me know you were there, by leaving a comment on the blog. <BR> <BR> Thanks and Spark-on, <BR> Judy <BR> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:52:57 EST Weekly Weigh In Club If you lose 1/2 pound a week, that's 26 pounds a year. <BR> If you lose 1 pound a week for a year, that's 52 pounds! <BR> <BR> Last week 327 <BR> This week 321- my couple of month long plateau finally broke Sat, 19 Mar 2011 10:42:57 EST Happy St Patrick's day May green be the grass you walk on, <BR> May blue be the skies above you, <BR> May pure be the joys that surround you, <BR> May true be the hearts that love you. <BR> May your home be bright with cheer, <BR> May your cares all disappear, <BR> May contentment come your way, <BR> And may laughter fill your day. <BR> <BR> I'm so thankful it is finally Springtime.. the sun is shining, my skin is warming. <BR> What is everyone else thankful for? <BR> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 20:00:37 EST Hello Sparkpeople! I am a newbie to this site... I am new to the site, but new to weight loss. I have been on this particular journey since October when I decided to get my health under control. I have lost 62 lbs of 14 March (Mondays are my weigh-in days), and I am feeling pretty fabulous. <BR> I would love to make some connections here on Sparkpeople. Friendships are a necessary part of successful weight loss because friends help keep one motivated and on track. Anyway, read my Sparkpeople profile, and hopefully I will seem like someone ... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:37:52 EST Buddy Wanted Ads Buddy wanted- free some weekdays. YMCA workout buddy or someone willing to walk in stores. Would also like to chat by phone about fitness, food, new ideas and life in general. It would be great to have someone to motivate who could cheer me on as well. Maybe shop at Health stores, Wal-Mart, Mall, depends on pain level of the day. I use a wheeled walker, so I;m not a fast walker, but I can keep a fair pace. I'm interested in trying new restaurants for lunches that are healthy, as well. <BR> ... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 03:44:22 EST Hello... I'm 48 years old and the mother of 4. I am the heaviest I have ever been, and I want to lose all of this extra weight. Looking forward to meeting people with similar goals. Sun, 6 Mar 2011 08:37:34 EST Good morning! My name is Christina... I am new to the Spark Community and looking forward to getting to know others, encouraging and being encouraged, and overall regaining my health. <BR> <BR> I am a Christian Vegan 37 year old wife and homeschooling mom of 3. I gained a lot of weight this past year due to an injury (Traumatic Brain Injury and torn rotator cuff as well as damage to my lower back and other issues... Was attacked at work- I work with at risk youth.) I am at a point I dont even care if... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 10:44:37 EST Signing in for the first time Newbie signing in for the first time. I am making this commitment to myself to be proactively healthy. I live on the EastSide of town...single mother originally from Gary. I am on the computer all the time so I think this will be a neat little tool in my quest for better health. <BR> Peace be with you all! Thu, 3 Mar 2011 22:42:31 EST Spark Rallies/ Mini Conventions 21 seats remain as of Feb 28th <BR> <BR> Sparkguy will give a live web address and Coach Nicole will be at the Party! <BR> See Speakers: ~Indygirl, Hoosiergirlindy, Sheenadee, Ksigma1222, Swbdot2, Quadcmom, Kathyjo56, and 3rdstring <BR> <BR> Location and Lodging: <BR> <BR> The Venue for the Rally will be: <BR> <BR> Microtel Florence KY by the Cincy Airport <BR> 7490 Woodspoint Dr <BR> Florence, KY 41042 US <BR> Phone: 859-746-8100 <BR> <BR> LODGING AT THE RALLY SITE: <BR> Microtel Floren... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:54:32 EST Things in a Fit Life A-Z Apples Mon, 28 Feb 2011 05:45:30 EST Introduce Yourself Here Hi! I'm Beth from Fishers. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 05:43:59 EST What's on Your Mind? Say Hi and tell us what's on your mind Mon, 28 Feb 2011 05:41:33 EST Leaderboad Stats: We are 15 in March Get all the fitness minutes you can and we can be number 1! Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:08:32 EST What's on your Playlist? One song per post Walking on Sunshine- Katrina and the Waves Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:06:08 EST Today I ate better by _______. eating smaller portions Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:01:24 EST Other Web Sources of Information: When I can't find something on Spark, I have to look elsewhere. Where do you find what you are looking for? <BR> <BR> Calorie King <BR> <BR> Hungry-Girl Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:58:54 EST Progress, not Perfection: My Baby Steps I've been measuring more Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:16:10 EST What I'm doing to be ACTIVE Today: Arm biking Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:14:14 EST Today I will / won't ______. Today I WILL workout! Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:07:24 EST Local Monthly Meetings with ~Indygirl Chris Sparkguy Downie will be live on web conference with us to discuss the book The Spark! <BR> I just got his confirmation for the Fort Wayne Rally on Septbember 17th. <BR> <BR> 9 am Check In <BR> <BR> 9:30 am EARPS will be giving a presentation on flexitatianism, veganism, and vegetarianism, and how to get your 5 a day the bunny way. <BR> <BR> 10:30-12:30 pm Speakers: ~indygirl, Hoosiergirlindy, Little_Queen, and more to come <BR> <BR> 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Break: <BR> <BR> 1:30-2:00 pm... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:27:27 EST Race for the Cure 2011 I just signed up for Race for the Cure on April 16th, I was wondering if anyone else was going to run or walk it.. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:08:22 EST Things to do around Indy Every so often I get amazed by what is around this town of ours, but I know I still don't know very much. So it would be great if people posted things of interest. They don't have to be fitness related, but it helps. <BR> <BR> Loren Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:02:23 EST Spring is in the air Looking for a challenge for the Spring time, is anyone else game and what are your suggestions? Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:30:06 EST Hello every I am glad to be back with Spark People, I really like all the information they have and meeting new people. I especially like the recipe section since I like trying new things. Drop by and check out my "new" Sparkpage and please leave comments and suggestions and I'll return the favor. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 15:20:31 EST Love_Hate relationship with my treadmill Okay this winter already has been way too long. I'm starting to look at my treadmill with more and more intense dislike. I mean do not get me wrong, I still love the way it makes me feel at the end, but getting onto the darn thing in the morning takes more and more will power. My alarm goes off and the treadmill calls my name, and sometimes I just want to ignore it. And yet the call is compelling, I try to remember how much it makes me feel good at the end and the treadmill wins once again. T... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 19:50:06 EST Superbowl Well the Colts are not in the Superbowl, but still going to watch the Game with friends. It should be fun. So is everyone else gonna watch the game for the football or the commercials? Fri, 4 Feb 2011 18:20:38 EST It's My Turn It's my turn to do something for myself! So excited to start this journey!! <BR> Southside of Indy !!! Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:28:22 EST Indiana Area Meetings Team ~Indy is a new team for people in Indiana who are interested in Spark Meetings in different areas of the state. We want to support you both online and in person to help your fitness dreams happen. <BR> <BR> If interested, join Team ~Indy! Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:26:54 EST Off-topic: Half-Baked Pottery in Broad Ripple I'm working with (like Groupon) to give away a $20 gift certificate to Half-Baked Pottery in Broad Ripple. Chances to win are pretty good at this point -- only 4 people have entered. Drawing via on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Check it out: <link><BR>ked-giveaway.html </link> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:48:23 EST Biggest Loser Open Casting Call in Indianapolis February 26. Will you try to get on the show? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/biggest-loser-now-casting-season-12/ </link> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:44:54 EST Lunch Options Hi! I just recently joined spark people and have heard a lot of great things about this site. Can anyone give me some helpful lunch ideas. I am on the road a lot, and do not often have access to a microwave etc. I am frustrated because even the "healthier" fast food options are often not very healthy. I am tired of packing the usual PB& J or lunch meat sandwich. Any suggestions for other options I might be able to try? Thu, 20 Jan 2011 20:15:55 EST Running Indianapolis link <link> </link> Website that contains running logs, race calendars, forums and the like. <BR> <BR> Their Facebook page: <link><BR>napolis/107726549297628?v=wall </link> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 21:28:20 EST Need a Fit Friend? From FitCity Indianapolis -- Kids, moms, families and long-time friends – you all can be Fit Friends through FitCity. All you have to do is sign up at the link below. We’ll suggest activities to do on your own or in a group, host special events just for you, and share ideas on how you and your fit friends can kick off – or jump start - your health journey. Along the way, we’ll ask you to share your stories. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This is ce... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 07:34:15 EST Iiiiits Hannah Hi y'all! I'm new here but old to Indy ;) Hoosier born-ed and raised! I am looking forward to getting in shape with my fellow naptowners :) Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:04:22 EST Indiana Winter Blah's Ok so I have the serious winter blah's and starting to hate my treadmill. Anyone have any good suggestions to beat the blah's Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:04:26 EST Looking for exercise buddy near Beech Grove Hi all - I am relatively new to SparkPeople. I joined awhile ago but am just now working to reach out. I live near Beech Grove...I-65 and Keystone Ave and I am looking for an exercise buddy and someone to help keep me accountable. I have about 100 pounds to lose and am just now starting to take small steps to get there. Please feel free to message me here or e-mail me at work - <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:02:49 EST New Years Resolution for 2011 So what is everyone's resolution for 2011? Tue, 4 Jan 2011 19:47:21 EST Indianapolis Mini-Marathon How could it be that an Indy Spark page does not have a thread for people doing the mini-marathon? <BR> <BR> For those doing the marathon why don't we make this a place to share? How many have you done? If you have done several (I've done more than 10) share your insights, training thoughts, issues.... anyone interested? Mon, 3 Jan 2011 19:14:25 EST Hello New Member Here. I'm getting up in age and decided I needed to make a positive change in my life. Tried several times and many different ways with no permanant sucess. I'm motivated more now then before and was told this was a WONDERFUL site. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:39:54 EST Looking for exercise buddies I am looking for an exercise walking buddy. I live downtown but can travel to north side. <BR> <BR> <BR> Andrea Sun, 5 Dec 2010 19:21:33 EST 500 Festival Mini Marathon Is anyone interested in training for the mini in a cyber group? Or maybe find a training partner in person? The deadline for the early registration fee of $55 is November 30th. <link><BR>gister.aspx?fid=6N2V1K7 </link> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 16:43:49 EST Walking Hi my name is Mary and I would like to know if anyone lives close to 46 and 52 Arlington. I dont have any friends and I love to walk. I'm C.N.A and I work from 9-5. Let me know what days and time. <em>334</em> Please leave me a message Mon, 8 Nov 2010 15:22:42 EST New Member To Indaianapolis Team Hi my name is Mary and I have lived in Indianapolis all my life. I'm 45 years old so thats a long time. I would like the Indianapolis team to help me with healthly eating and exercises. And would like to meet new friends. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 15:09:26 EST Drumstick dash Anyone out there doing the drumstick dash on thanksgiving day? <em>4</em> Sat, 6 Nov 2010 23:33:04 EST Music? What are you listening to these days to help you get through your workout? Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:26:32 EST wake up call I just received a wake up call from my doctor. Shesaid that I was a boarder line diabetic, potassium low, and have high blood pressure. I want to start new. Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:53:07 EST Indianapolis Woman with Something to Prove! Hello! I'm a 40y.o. happily married mother of 2 from Indy. I am going to be a grandmother in February and I cannot wait! I need to lose 50 - 60 pounds and I need to prove to myself that I can be firmly on the path by the time my first grandchild gets here! I have not tried to lose weight since becoming a vegetarian so this will be interesting! I cannot wait to make some new friends and learn some new things here at SparkPeople! Sat, 16 Oct 2010 17:08:35 EST Thank you all Hi, I am Pattinet and just joined today. I would like to thank all of you that sent me a welcome message. I have a hard time losing weight because I really like to eat. LOL. I hope this time I will make it. Thank you all for the encouragement. <BR> <BR> I am not really sure how to use this sight but, will keep trying. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:07:43 EST Yay!!! I finally weighed in at 209. I'm so fricken pumped! I haven't seen that number since like...6th-7th grade?! <BR> <BR> yesssssss!!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 01:24:18 EST New Kid On The Block Yes, I am here not only to lose weight but to enjoy the rest of my life as healhty as possible. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 15:08:16 EST New sparkperson here! Hey everybody! My name is Steven. I used to be in somewhat good shape while I was in the military. I've been out now for two years and since then I've put on 100 pounds. I'm very motivated to lose this which is why I'm here. I hope the community aspect of this site will provide the motivation I need to get in better health. Anyways, I look forward to talking to you all. Tue, 14 Sep 2010 16:22:57 EST A New Week and New Challenges Hey everyone =] <BR> <BR> So its sunday, I've spent my weekend continuing to recover from this awful plague I caught =/ I have high hopes for the new week. Lots of class, work, and playing catch up from all the class I've missed. Its definitely going to be a stressful week. <BR> <BR> How is your week shaping up? Sun, 12 Sep 2010 14:20:00 EST Challenge Ideas? So I was wondering if we can get a small challenge going..... <BR> <BR> maybe something to do with most active member, most helpful member, something of the sort. <BR> <BR> I have a few ideas for prizes rolling around in my mind. <BR> <BR> Post your ideas and lets figure something out! Mon, 6 Sep 2010 21:07:18 EST Spark Indianapolis Team, Please Read Hey Team =] <BR> <BR> I wanted to make a post because of my seemingly extended absence. <BR> <BR> It was my goal in the beginning to get this team chatting and working towards goals as a collective unit. I wanted this forum to be a place of knowledge and camaraderie. Without a solid leader, this can never happen. I would like to be that leader that brings us all together. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I have a crazy work schedule and I'm now in school full time. My time is stretched very thin... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 18:33:16 EST lady d Hi everyone this is my second time trying this,I am a great procrastigator so it was hard to stay the course.I want to make this work so here I am with more focus. Thu, 26 Aug 2010 16:17:49 EST hi i'm new I just joined a few days ago. I have tried working out and eating healthy before but I always give up at some point or lose motivation, so I decided to try this to really get the support I need. I really hope to make this a lifestyle change. Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:27:33 EST Clarian Start! Heart Walk Clarian Cardiovascular is sponsoring this walk. I'm a Clarian employee and would like to participate. If any SparkIndianapolis members want to form a team, especially if you're a Clarian employee, please let me know. Here's the info: <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday, Sept. 18 <BR> Location: Celebration Plaza, White River State Park Downtown Indianapolis <BR> Time: Registration: 8 a.m. <BR> Mascot Race: 9:10 a.m. <BR> Opening Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. <BR> Heart Walk: 10 a.m. <BR> Distance: 3 m... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 11:40:20 EST Go Girl Triathlon anyone? Is anyone here doing the Go Girl Tri on 8/28? It is my first tri and I am more than a bit nervous about it. I know I can do each leg on its own but am nervous about doing them all back to back to back. I'm getting ready to ride to the Y (6.5 miles) to swim then ride home. When I get home I may go for a 2 or 3 mile walk/jog. That will give me a good taste for the event I think. Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:22:32 EST Running walking hiking trails near Indy Hey! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for more places to run, walk, maybe even hike. I prefer distance, doing a 2 mile loop over and over makes me sad. I live on the NE side in Lawrence Township, but will travel :). <BR> <BR> I've done the Fall Creek Greenway, Ft Harrison ST Park, Monon, Eagle Creek ST Park. <BR> <BR> Further out I've done Turkey Run (AWESOME!). <BR> <BR> I'd like to go to Brown County but know nothing about it. <BR> <BR> Any input? <BR> <BR> Loren Sat, 14 Aug 2010 11:37:16 EST ben Davis This is my first time posting on this team. I live in the Ben Davis area, does anyone else live in that area? I am looking for a walking partner. Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:07:06 EST Good Afternoon Spark Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am 28 years old and I am bigger than I have ever been. I have an 17 month old that I want to be here for and be able to chase after and play with until she is old enough to tell me to get lost lol!! Someone at my work place asked me was I pregnant and that was the last draw for me. I found out about this site through a friend and thought I would check it out. I hope to lose at least 40-60lbs. I know it will be hard work, but I am ready for the challenge. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:29:52 EST Starting over again Good Afternoon SP! <BR> I'm new to this site, and I'm looking for positive motivation as I attempt to lose weight & keep it off. I'm looking to lose at least 50lbs but his time next year. I have made some small steps towards this goal but now I want to amp it up!! Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:56:37 EST Have to do it!! Hi everyone! I'm a mother of 2 boys ages 14 and 11. I'm married and I'm 32. I joined SP to find buddies to work out with or just to have friends in the same boat but also as a way to help me track my progress in a fun way. I was in shape all through my childhood and I didn't gain any weight until my first son was born. I lost half of that weight over time but then got pregnant again getting up to 230lbs. I lost about 30lbs and was around 200lbs for most of my adult life that is until I hit m... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 23:50:05 EST In need of support! Hey SP! <BR> My name is Mel, and I just wanted to say this is the best website I have ever come across! I LOVE all the support and encouragement on here. It make me wanna reach my goal, and stick with it after my goal is met! I look forward to hearing from whoever wants to support me! Have a Blessed Day! <em>223</em> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 09:55:28 EST i need support from new friends Hello my name is Tatiana and i want to start living healthy . i have tried going on diets plenty of times and failed to do so because once i ate something not healthy i just gave up. I dont get support from home and its hard when your family keeps telling you that your fat and no one wants to take a walk with you. Sometimes i dont know where to begin because i dont know anything about proper dieting . i would love to make some new friends and hopefully get a little support and ideas from othe... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 03:28:53 EST Does your family need a diet/fitness intervention? Hi everyone- <BR> <BR> SparkPeople is working on a story that will appear in a national magazine in January. For this story, we need one family in Cincinnati (or surrounding areas) who ineeds a healthy lifestyle intervention! This family will work directly with SparkPeople's dietitian, Becky Hand, and myself for four weeks to reach their diet, fitness, health and weight goals and share their story and progress with the magazine writer. Are you interested, available and able to commit to a mo... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:29:14 EST Just joined My hubby (byggpoppa) and I just joined! Hopefully we will lose some weight! <em>249</em> Mon, 26 Jul 2010 01:16:28 EST Ready to get going!! Hey, I am rockinregal & I am ready to something for me. I have spent the last few years doing for others and not me. I love me and I am going to start taking care of myself: mentally,spiritually & physically. <BR> I look forward to losing weight so I will feel better about me and look better. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:05:17 EST New to Spark Hello to all! <BR> <BR> My name is Gail and I have had a workout regimen for about 18 months. I am trying to go to the next level and make a lifestyle change by making health & fitness one of my priorities. Although, I have worked out for 18 months, I have had a struggle with food. However, I am aspiring to change that as I speak. I can be an emotional eater. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I would like to lose 50 pound as well as do some light weight body building if there is any such thing. I ha... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 10:01:51 EST Needing a fitness buddy Hello sparkers. I am looking for a fitness buddy on the northwest side of town. I like to work out at eagle creek so if that sound like something you would like to please send me an email. Sun, 4 Jul 2010 11:45:57 EST Saying hi I guess I'll do a separate thread here to introduce myself... <BR> <BR> I'm not exactly new to Sparkpeople, but I am trying to get more involved in the community aspect. <BR> <BR> My current goal is to lose 161 pounds. I've lost 75 or so right now--so far, so good. My problem in the past hasn't been so much losing weight--it's been keeping it off. This time, I'm trying to do it the right way, which includes permanent lifestyle changes. <BR> <BR> I hope to get to know some of you, and both ... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:02:07 EST HereWeGo Hi there everyone, today is the first day of my journey to a new me! I sure hope I can get to know you and learn a lot from you. Tue, 22 Jun 2010 08:46:34 EST HereWeGo Hi there everyone, today is the first day of my journey to a new me! I sure hope I can get to know you and learn a lot from you. Tue, 22 Jun 2010 08:46:32 EST Pike school system? Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My husband and I are trying to decide where to buy a house in Indianapolis. I really like Pike township, which is where we live now, but I'm concerned about the school system. We don't have kids yet, but are planning to start trying next year, so it will be many years before our kids start school, but we are trying to plan ahead. Does anyone have kids in the pike school system? How is it? The other area we really love is fall creek. I know they have a really good... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:16:55 EST We are 7th!! Indianapolis has moved up on the SparkAmerica board for fitness minutes. Thats pretty awesome guys! Keep moving and logging those fitnes minutes! <BR> <BR> Have an adventurous weekend indianapolis sparkers! Sat, 5 Jun 2010 01:10:00 EST LA Fitness Avon Anyone here work out at the new(ish) LA Fitnss on Rockville just outside Avon? Thu, 27 May 2010 15:24:23 EST Indianapolis Covernment Center Downtown... The other day I met a woman who I saw reading her Spark book. I kept seeing her reading and I wanted to talk to her but I always seemed to be busy and by the time I was done, she was gone. I finally got to talk to her the other day and introduce myself. She told me that there are several DNR employees that are on spark. Soooooo if you are on this team and you work at the government center downtown, let me know! Then we can all say hi to eachother =] Thu, 27 May 2010 15:22:42 EST My name is Steven Rogers I work for the superior court and no i am not a attorney. i work with the youth in the community. I been working with the youth for 17 years now. I have a fun yet stressful job. I enjoy what i do. I just need to concentrate more on me now. I had let myself go too long now its all about me!!! Oh well, i guess this sounds selfish i want to live a full life. I need to get my weight down, with the help of each other i think we all can do this!!! Wed, 26 May 2010 11:52:01 EST Saying hello Hi everyone, <BR> This is my first time posting anything online so bare with me. My name is Karen. I have 3 children or rather 2 grown children and a teen. I will be reaching the big 5-0 next month and don't like the direction my body has gone. I need help. Everything I have tried failed. I'm not big on exercising but love to walk. I don't eat a lot but my food choices could be better. I know my health would be better if I could shed at least 10 to 20 lbs. I need more motivation. I start off... Wed, 26 May 2010 08:16:48 EST Monumental Marathon Just wondering who is signed up or who is planning on signing up for this event? It's on November 6 (I think) in Downtown Indy. If you are signing up are you doing the half or the full? And are you running or walking? Inquiring minds want to know. <em>30</em> Mon, 24 May 2010 12:36:06 EST Making Strides 2010 5K Run/Walk Is anyone running/walking this 5K? Mon, 24 May 2010 12:30:25 EST I am new here.. This site has so much on it, that i am finding it hard to find my way around.. Heard about this site on Buddy Slim.. I love buddy slim.. I ahve lost 85 lbs in the last 18 months.. Just 15 lbs from my goal weight.. I know i can do it! Looking for new friends in the area going through the same.. Wed, 19 May 2010 09:33:20 EST hello from indy I am more than ready to get back in shape and become more of my inner core self. So with all that said let the games begin. Thu, 6 May 2010 09:57:15 EST 500 Festival mini-marathon I just wanted to say good luck to everyone participating in the mini-marathon this weekend! Mon, 3 May 2010 20:07:06 EST Hey ... --cross posted on all my SparkTeam intro forums <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople last week ... still learning the ropes. I'm typically not a fan of social networking sites (absolutely hate facebook and myspace) but this is different and serves a great purpose. Already, I'm hooked! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm 37 and live on the far North side of town, near Keystone @ the Crossing. I've been struggling with my weight ever since I graduated from college and entered the work force, 15 years ago... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:22:03 EST Hello just getting started. looking forward to reaching my goals- lose 30 pounds by the end of the year. Sat, 24 Apr 2010 13:05:57 EST New! Hi, I'm new to the site as of this week and I am totally addicted to it already! Plus, I've lost four pounds, which is amazing and I'm so excited to keep it going. Just wanted to introduce myself! Thanks for existing,! Sat, 24 Apr 2010 12:29:21 EST Today's groupon is a farm fresh delivery discount! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> If you have been wanting to try the Farm Fresh Delivery (see previous posts) then you can get a big discount with today's groupon ($15 for $35 of groceries). <BR> <BR> <link><BR>arm-fresh-delivery-1?utm_campaign=Visi<BR>torReferral&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;u<BR>tm_source=anonymous </link> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:41:33 EST Hello everyone! I joined Sparkpeople in 2006 after having my first child (I was struggling with losing post pregnancy weight). Sparkpeople worked so well for me that after 4 yrs I still use it to "check-in" every once in a while to make stay healthy and fit. Thanks to Sparkpeople I not only lost the weight but kept the weight off! After having my second child in 2008 I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight in no time. <BR> Good luck to everyone! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 21:28:56 EST Wheel of fortune anyone? Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know that the Wheel of Fortune bus will be at the Indiana Live casino this weekend and will be holding auditions to be on the show. <BR> <BR> Here's the website for more information: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>85272 </link> <BR> <BR> You only have to be 18 to be on the show, but since it is at the casino you have to be 21 to participate in the auditions this weekend. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:53:45 EST Earth Day plans? Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I was just wondering if anyone has special earth day plans? <BR> <BR> I work on IUPUI's campus, so I'll be going to their Earth Day celebration which is by the University Library. <BR> <BR> Also I think there is a Green Expo at White River State park on Saturday. You can get more information on that here: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Do you have any personal goals for Earth Day? <BR> Such as changing light bulbs? <BR> <BR> My per... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:48:05 EST Farmer's markets? I was wanting to find a farmer's market to buy some fresh veggies at for the summer. I've been to the one in Broad Ripple and love it, but it's a little far for me now that I live on the westside. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Also, please feel free to post where your farmer's market is no matter where you live in or near Indy, raising awareness is always good! Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:43:20 EST Staying home sick... Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> So I stayed home from work today because I am sick. But the truth is I am not THAT sick. I mean I do feel sick and I have this horrible phlegmy cough and normally I would go to work, but the guy who sits next to me is having a baby tomorrow (his wife is scheduled for a c-section) and I just thought that if I went in today and got him sick I would feel awful about it. So I'm at home. This got me thinking about what criteria you use to determine whether you will part... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:23:48 EST Race for the Cure I was wondering if anyone was doing Race for the Cure this weekend?? Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:20:58 EST Hello Spark Folks! Hi all, <BR> A friend at work introduced me to SparkPeople and I decided to look into it. I've already been inspired by some of the words I've read on other member's blogs. It seems like there are a lot of wise people here :-) ! I'm trying to change my lifestyle and hoping that in the process I'll lose the 30 or so pounds I need to be free of. <BR> <BR> Of course I want to look cute, but I also have a 7 1/2 year old daughter and I want to be as healthy as I can for her. My parents are in th... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 13:47:09 EST You Guys Make Me So Proud! I was dropping by to post a message about my absence when I noticed that despite my absense, most of you are still posting. Thats really awesome! I was worried that posting would drop off, and the forum would go back to being inactive. <BR> <BR> Anywayssssss <BR> <BR> I'm glad to see you all around and doing well. I've been good. As most of you know I left my old job and started a new one. It keeps me super busy. Not only that but because I've been getting out more, I've neglected my compu... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:56:55 EST Hello I am Lori from Greenfield, IN. I am excited about communicating with people on Spark that are located in the general area. I wish everyone with the most success and the most activity as possible. Take care. <em>30</em> Fri, 2 Apr 2010 20:35:47 EST Where do you workout? Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm always looking for new alternatives for places to workout, so I was thinking we could do a poll to see where people in this team workout and what you like about it and what you don't. <BR> <BR> Right now I mostly work out at home, I don't belong to a gym. I was doing cycle classes at Mindful Movement Studio at 86th and Ditch which I loved but they are REALLY pricey so I've had to cut back. <BR> <BR> I also do the aqua fitness class at IUPUI Natatorium which is s... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 19:40:52 EST Hey everyone! New to the site and still feel new to Indianapolis, I moved out here 2 1/2 years ago (from Boston, MA) but have been pretty isolated because I don't drive, haven't been able to find a steady job and only know a couple of people here. <BR> <BR> Since I moved out here I haven't been as physically active as I used to be and the foods I ate changed too...I started to eat and drink like my boyfriend; food high in calories, fat, and bad carbs, and started drinking soda. Before I realized the probl... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:35:06 EST Interested in a cooking class? Today's groupon for Indianapolis is for a cooking class at Kiss Z Cook. <BR> <BR> They have lots of different classes so check it out! <BR> <BR> I think I'm going to try the how to make sushi class. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>iss-z-cook-1?utm_campaign=VisitorRefer<BR>ral&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_sourc<BR>e=anonymous </link> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 13:49:06 EST Coffee shop cinnamon roll This morning at the coffee shop the lady gave me a free cinnamon roll with chocolate icing and I DIDN'T EAT! Also my friend who was with me only had a few bites and then we threw it away! It was a big step for both of us. Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:54:11 EST