SparkPeople SparkPeople Fast Break Messageboard Just started the program and looking for support? Meet others who are also in the “Fast Break” stage. SparkPeople SparkPeople Fast Break Messageboard What do you do for cardio? I Swim Sat, 28 Nov 2015 15:40:16 EST Activity tracker advice Hi. <BR> I'm looking to buy an activity tracker. I'm hoping that I could get some advice about which to get. I'm looking for one that I can clip on as I can't wear watches at college. Oh and it has to sync to android as I don't have a computer. <BR> Thanks! Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:37:33 EST Link for spark fast break--stage 1,2,3,4? I did the fast break steps before a few years back. anyone know how to access them on this site? Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:58:20 EST Making the bed Mom and grandma taught us to make the bed every day Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:37:06 EST Coffee and tea I drink both <BR> Especially tea now the weather is getting colder. <BR> With no calories!! Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:34:11 EST weight changing on site Does any one have trouble with their weight changing automatically when it shouldnt. my weight showed up as 450 pounds this morning and it is 207? Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:45:56 EST walked today yes Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:16:05 EST Day #2 I like this program! <em>521</em> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:32:46 EST Just started...Looking for a Spark Buddy! :) I am a 45 year old (how can that be?!?) female in Southern California. I signed up for Spark People almost 2 weeks ago, but have done almost nothing until today. Today I re-weighed myself, tracked my food and exercise, and set Fast Break goals. I want to keep this motivation and momentum up! Looking for a spark buddy to share inspiration and motivation. Anyone looking for the same? Sat, 14 Nov 2015 00:35:49 EST tired Sending light love joy and happiness hugs Sat, 7 Nov 2015 23:43:11 EST 186 186 looking for 180 y the end off November Wed, 4 Nov 2015 17:12:48 EST Tired very tired and burnt today Fri, 30 Oct 2015 23:49:29 EST Tips for getting up without hitting snooze Hi Sparkpeople community! I set a fast break goal for the week to get up without hitting the snooze button. I am notorious for hitting the snooze button, even when I have gotten plenty of sleep. I am looking for tips on how to get myself out of bed when that alarm goes off and resisting the urge to stay cuddled in my warm bed now that the mornings are starting to get colder. How do you guys get out of bed in the morning without hitting snooze? Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:30:28 EST Exercise! I'm not exercising even though I know how beneficial it is for all areas of my health. <BR> <em>189</em> <BR> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:05:28 EST feeling more energy keeping with the program and getting the spark ! Sat, 10 Oct 2015 21:44:11 EST fastbreak goals I had a bit of trouble keeping my fastbreak goals formost in my mind yesterday, the 1st day after joining sparkcoach. Anyone else have trouble remembering to address and reach for their goals? Thu, 8 Oct 2015 07:36:40 EST Low carbs I am starting a low carb to control blood sugar. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 02:30:27 EST water I absolutely abhor drinking plain water. But I found a way to get 8 glasses a day. <BR> I now drink flavored mountain spring water (Ice or Fruit water) No calories, nothing just water that's flavored that makes it much easier for me to drink. <em>334</em> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:56:48 EST weight management control HOW CAN I KEEP MY WEIGHT FROM BOUNCING AROUND HERE THERE EVERYWHERE. I LOSE THEN I GAIN AND ITS MAKING MY SELF ESTEEM GO DOWN. I DONT HAVE THAT DRIVE I HAD BEFORE AND IM FEELING DISCOURAGED IN WHETHER I WILL LOSE THE WEIGHT AND FEEL GREAT. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:15:38 EST Good Report I am happy to get a good report from my Cardiologist. <em>334</em> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:29:17 EST I need to start again I don't know what's wrong but, I just can't stop eating. I lost weight before 2 stone but, once I reach that I go straight back to my old ways. I don't know why but, I really need help Mon, 7 Sep 2015 04:56:06 EST Who has issues staying under sodium level? Anyone else been watching their sodium intake? I started recording then a few days in I did the evaluate nutrition for the day and it said my sodium was high. I went back and noticed the other days it was high too. What's a good alternative? I obviously like meals with salt. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:49:15 EST Sparks food tracker Anyone know of a way to change the sparks food tracker? or is it a one size fits all kind of deal? I like the tracker that My Fitness Pal uses, where I can log in my calories as breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, etc. as I go during the day, rather than a lump sum of my calories at the end of the day, (because I don't write it all down/keep a food journal and will forget to put in some of my calories). So I've been forgetting/neglecting to log in my calories here on sparks. Any help or answers... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:29:22 EST Yesterday's Exercise I got up in the morning yesterday and did a few half-hearted stretches, but last evening I walked 5 miles with my hubby! Yay! Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:28:00 EST Perfect planks? I did an abs routine. It had a lot of plank variations (such as side planks). I fell multiple times even though I'm only a little overweight. Any tips for not falling, especially during the side planks? Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:08:30 EST Right I AM MOTIVATED long will it last??? Looking for motivational buddies as this is gonna be a long journey (want to lose 140lbs) with lots of hurdles along the way. I've got to make this work, I don't want to be a fat mum at the school gates in 1y time! Sun, 16 Aug 2015 17:14:12 EST How Long without weight change? I've been exercising consistently, drinking water and eating right for about 5 weeks now, but am not losing any weight. I'm quite sure that my exercise is working; I can see muscles where there were none before. (Covered in fat, but they're definitely growing!) and am also starting to feel a little more energetic. <BR> <BR> How long did it take for your weight to start dropping? How long do I continue this way before something needs to be tweaked? Is it possible that SP calorie counts and re... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:45:09 EST Warm lemon water I'm trying to drink a cup of warm lemon water first thing every morning. Day #1 success! Thu, 6 Aug 2015 02:03:15 EST WEIGH-INS My fitness trainer wants weekly weigh-ins, but I hate scales and I DO NOT WANT TO WEIGH IN WEEKLY. What would you do, or what would you tell your trainer? I already had 1 good week, and then I had 1 bad week and I am still in a slump from the bad week. HELP! PLEASE!!! Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:40:04 EST A case of the unmotivateds I work a high stress, low reward job (in the day time), where I see people at their worst and am faced with difficult situations that unfortunately do not have resolutions. After a day like today, it is very hard for me to get motivated to work out or be social. I just want to go home and veg out on the couch. Does anyone else have days like these? (I am at 9400 steps) Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:35:19 EST How often do you pop on the scales??? Is it better to weigh in once a week or is it better to weigh-in on a daily basis? Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:16:19 EST Walking I love walking outside to enjoy the surrounding it take my mind off of things and doesn't feel like a workout.. Plus my husband likes to go with me and it give him exercise.. <em>311</em> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 23:26:59 EST Walk I prefer walking I love to enjoy the scenery. <em>331</em> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 16:11:51 EST wounded hand What would be some simple exercises to do for arms <BR> Right now can't hold much in right hand due to a bite from my cat. Long story there no time to tell it. Just some suggestions need because I'm trying to jump start my weight loss. Doctors not happy with my stalled weight Wed, 8 Jul 2015 20:23:55 EST Advice for type 2 diabetic What is the best advice you have for losing weight if you have type 2 diabetes? Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:36:00 EST Over 200 Pounds to Go! I am just getting started back on this fitness journey and I have a long road ahead. I am going to need to stay motivated for the journey and I need to make new buddies along the way. If you'd like to join me on my journey then add me! I'm starting out at about 440 pounds and have about 275 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight of 165. LOL it's kind of funny... I have to lose and overweight person worth of pounds lol. I'll be blogging and venting and sharing probably TMI but it's the only wa... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:40:39 EST Support System Hey guys, Something came to mind today. I always try to find people to add to my friends list but, it seems like its hard to find active people on this website. Alot of SP Pages are from 2013 ect. So, if you active NOW and you want support NOW.. Add me as a friend!! We need all the support we can get! Im here for you guys!! Love you all, and lets get this weight loss journey accomplished with the thoughts and ideas of others!! Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:31:38 EST exercise... I had 7 stroke, my left side is week, because of that I put on 100 lb, can sombody tell me what is a simple and good exercise I can do to lose some lb please? Thanks....😉 <em>2</em> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:03:42 EST Check in time? Do people find more success checking into Spark People in the morning or evening? Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:02:32 EST What are your fast break goals? My fast break goals are: <BR> <BR> To eat at least 2 fruits/veggies a day <BR> To take a walk each day <BR> To read one success story each day. <BR> <BR> I'm starting today so wish me luck :) <BR> <BR> I would love to hear what other people have chosen as their fast break goals. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 09:13:29 EST Vegan cookbook do we have one Sat, 30 May 2015 13:53:20 EST Name 3 things healthy you did last week! Name 3 healthy things you did last week <BR> <BR> 1. Eat healthy <BR> 2. Log into spark <BR> 3. Exercise daily Sat, 30 May 2015 12:31:22 EST Starting over Hi, I just listened to Spark Guy's message on spark coach and was moved to tears. I love how supportive this program is. My fast break goals are get 8 hours of sleep, drink 8 glasses of water, and go for a walk every day. I read a book - can't remember the name right now - where it said that there are keystone habits; that if you can implement a keystone habit that other habits fall in place. I think for me a keystone habit is sleep. My entire day is better when I go to bed early and wake up ... Fri, 29 May 2015 12:50:56 EST Just started fast brake !`m not good at with a PC .!`m very slow and with out spell check <em>198</em> . <BR> This is day one of a new day I`m ready!! 71 and obese I want to be 72 and slimmer. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:40:52 EST Come join us... I would love to invite you to join our team .... CALLING ALL VEGANS, VEGETARIANS and FLEXITARIANS. <BR> <BR> Making fruits, grains and vegetables the main source of our eating plan. Plant-based way of eating can help prevent, manage and even reverse serious illness. For those that are slowing cutting back on meat products and gearing for a Plant Based way of living, this is the place to be. <BR> <BR> All you have to do to join on my picture or the words below it on the right h... Tue, 19 May 2015 11:36:48 EST I lost 8 lbs! My first week I managed to lose 8 lbs! I know its not going to be like that very often but what a great start right? Tue, 19 May 2015 02:24:20 EST hi I just joined spark coach today. I am a member of spark People since Jan. 2015. I don't really understand what is meant by Fast Break, can someone plz explain. thanks Have a great day. Mon, 18 May 2015 18:01:13 EST What are your three fast break goals? I've just changed mine to include 10 mins of exercise and at least two of fruit/vegetables and posting 1x a day on the messageboards. I did have a healthy breakfast as one but since i've done that for a long time it seemed better to do things that were actually making a change Wed, 13 May 2015 01:12:29 EST Confused on Calorie Intake Okay, so I just started 3 days ago and I chose to follow the meal plan exactly at least the first week to establish some discipline. I also purchased a fitbit and have connected it to my sparktracker. Here is where I am confused. Again, following the meal plan and the fitbit (calories burned) is logged and at the end of the day, it keeps telling me I am not eating enough calories. Should I not pay attention to this and keep following the plan or do I need to make adjustments? Mon, 11 May 2015 11:16:09 EST Want to be part of a team that checks in daily? Would you like to be a part of a team checking in DAILY? Give/receive motivation, accountability, encouragement, tips, and suggestions! Let's inspire each other to stay on track moving towards our goals! Join the team by clicking "My SparkPage" then scroll down and click on the team "250-350 Check in daily". <BR> <em>229</em> <em>213</em> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>220</em> <em>235</em> <em>48</em> <em>30</em> <em>387</em> <em>331</em> <em>199</em> Sat, 9 May 2015 07:46:18 EST Routine stops on Spark People After logging in, what are your routine places you check each time on the Spark People site? I'm new and am curious. Thanks. Sat, 9 May 2015 04:57:21 EST How much weight do you want to lose? How much weight do you want to lose, and how much have you lost so far? Wed, 6 May 2015 10:56:44 EST HappyThur=sday have a great day Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:56:12 EST Dogs I have 2 little dogs who love to walk. I do not really like to go walking. I know that I need to, but the motivation to do it just isn't there for me. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:07:06 EST journal writing This is my 2nd day and I am really excited about being on SP. I bought one of the activity trackers and am wearing it today. I can hardly see how many steps I take today. <BR> Could someone please tell me where I go to journal? I can't seem to figure it out. <BR> Thanks and blessings on all of you today. <BR> Sheila Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:50:17 EST Do we have a vegan cookbook let me know Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:37:41 EST Favorite Show What is a favorite show of yours? Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:35:52 EST 5 Day Fitness Totals Brags! Be proud of what YOU did! You can't brag about comparing your fitness totals against others...that's easy. Brag comparing your 5 day fitness totals against yourself! <BR> <BR> My first 5 days on SparkPeople so this is all I have to brag about. Looking forward to being able to brag when I top it. <BR> <BR> 229 minutes of fitness <BR> 1548 calories burned <BR> 56495 steps Thu, 2 Apr 2015 01:04:31 EST First 5 Days Fitness Totals! First 5 days after getting my butt in gear and serious = <BR> 229 minutes of fitness <BR> 1548 calories burned <BR> 56495 steps <BR> <BR> Be proud of what you did! <BR> <BR> Feel free to add me on SP or RunKeeper (derekwimmer) Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:59:37 EST Slow and Steady I am trying to walk for at least thirty minutes each day, but the pain in my right leg has gotten extreme. So, until I can get new and better walking shoes, I am peddling on the stationary bike. I am not really sure which is more important, the time or the distance. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I peddled four miles. This morning, I peddled two miles. I intend to peddle at least that many more this evening. <BR> <BR> Also, I wonder, what is the "best" shoe to invest in for walking...I don't see ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:21:19 EST Who is doing it the small challenges I am doing it. Any one else. <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:06:46 EST D we have a vegan book Please let me know Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:58:54 EST Motivation? Life is getting the best of me. I need some motivation, I know that I need a real person, I need to be face to face with someone to hold me accountable but I just don't have the money for that. Any ideas or suggestions? <em>24</em> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:43:31 EST Superstitious Tomorrow is March 13th which is also on a Friday! How Superstitious are you? <img src=""> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:19:36 EST stop letting negativity affect you I am in a job where daily I deal with bad news most of the time the stories I hear do make me sad I try to provide information to help those that come in walk away with hope it's a counterbalance for me personally. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:18:21 EST Outside I live in the country and it is all hills. Sometimes it seems to be all up hill and never down. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:12:50 EST Outside I live out in the country and walk hills. Sometimes it feels like all the hills go up and never come down. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:06:33 EST Successes / Not quite there yet I am 2 weeks into my healthier lifestyle. For my own personal goals here is where I've succeeded: No sugary drinks, water intake goal met. <BR> Here is where I'm not quite there yet: Still eating some sugary foods, still eating some meat/cheese/eggs, need to make homemade bread instead of processed. Exercise is my BIG fail so far. <BR> My goal is mostly vegan eating and considerable exercise 5-6 days a week. I've done it before and my body responds beautifully..... Just have to get th... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:56:17 EST Looking for a Diet Buddy Hello, <BR> <BR> I have a goal to try to eat right until Easter of this year. I am not very good at having will power to control my cravings to just over eat. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone out there wanted to be a diet Buddy with me. I haven't quiet figured out exactly what this would entail, but having someone to be accountable to can't be a bad thing. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested or has suggestions on how a diet buddy can be helpful please let me know. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:48:57 EST whatto do about dinner I put my crockpot dinner on this morning. I went to check it and the crockpot is off and the chicken is frozen. What do I do now? Any suggestions I don't want to go off the diet. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 17:24:11 EST Clueless I'm not sure how message boards work? What is the process? Mon, 2 Feb 2015 13:05:54 EST Diabetic and Expecting Anyone interested in being supportive of someone who is diabetic and expecting let me know. The more I am in this journey of motherhood the more I realize the difficulty it is - especially if you have a medical condition that takes a lot to control. If you are or know anyone who can use a friend/support and can be that for me! I'd love to be friends and walk together in this beautiful experience! :) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:18:55 EST vegan book do we have one Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:30:12 EST Squeezing Exercise in How do you fit exercise into a hectic schedule? Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:34:55 EST Hi! I am new on Spark People so far I really like the site. I will introduce myself , my name is Carol. I want to get back down to the weight that I was last year. I felt better when my weight was less. I had tons of energy . my clothes fit great and my health improved 100%.. With the help of the members of Spark People I feel confident that I can get to the weight that I want . <BR> Thanks Spark People! <em>521</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:33:00 EST Bar at the bottom showing progress How do you get the bar at the bottom of your messages that shows your progress? <BR> thanks Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:26:48 EST walking Yes 3.33 miles Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:25:56 EST ADS! I come onto spark from the desktop computer and oh boy the ads are getting ridiculous. I cant open a single new page without a full popup or page blockout. Very annoying. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:29:50 EST Favorite Healthy Snack What's you're current favorite healthy snack?? <BR> <BR> I can't get enough of StoneyField's organic Banilla Yogurt SO SO GOOD Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:30:35 EST how do i add weight tracker to sparkpage? thanks Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:13:33 EST Gym Routine Check Could someone please check my gym workout program for the week and say what you think please. <BR> <BR> Monday - Friday <BR> 10 min cardio to warm up and 20 min cardio after my weight lifting. <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Incline Bench Fly Press - 3 sets 15 reps (5kg dumbbells) <BR> Incline Bench Press - 3 sets 15 reps (10 kg barbell) <BR> Upright Barbell Rows - 3 sets 15 reps (10kg barbell) <BR> Seated dumbbell press - 3 sets 15 reps (5kg dumbbells) <BR> Alternating dumbbell front raise - 3 se... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 14:08:48 EST where is the journal feature? I have been a member before and really benefitted from the journal/diary feature to identify my triggers but I can't find it now. Where is this part? Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:07:04 EST Let me Introduce Myself! Hi all! my name is Kim and I am happy to begin my weightloss journey on this amazing site! I have been spending time getting to learn how to access the vast resources here, and as a newbie, was hesitant to write my first post. But I am biting the bullet because it is a recommended step to success! <BR> I am at my heaviest weight of 190 lbs, looking to lose 55 lbs to reach a goal weight of 135. My obstacles in the past have been an all-or-nothing mentality and black and white thinking. I woul... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:57:18 EST Spark Coach I starting using Spark Coach and made a commitment to follow the coaching suggestions. <BR> <BR> I'm up to taking small steps and setting small goals. What first fast break goals did you set? Did you change them once you consistently accomplished them? Tue, 6 Jan 2015 05:50:53 EST friends I need help getting spark friends? Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:00:18 EST Introducing friends! I have a couple friends who would really love to get on here. Is there any kind of referral system or do I just tell them the url? TIA! Sat, 3 Jan 2015 12:06:29 EST Absolutely Naps are the best thing ever! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 23:51:35 EST Back to square one Happy New year, <BR> This is my second time going through Fast Break. First Time I had made it almost 4 months before I fell off the wagon. So Today I changed two of my previous goals to help myself to be more focus on losing weight. My goals are going for a walk every day. But could not do that one today with my knee hurting . Tracking my calories which I seem to not be following that well so hoping the fast break can help. Also reading inspiration quote every day helps and love the ones at ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 19:29:45 EST Did you walk your dog today? yes Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:00:05 EST Do You Record Your Weight On The Tracker.. each time you lose or when you reach a milestone? Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:00:43 EST Does anyone own a NordicTrack? With cold snowy and icy weather coming this winter I am presently looking to replace my old, (22 yo), Spirit treadmill which finally gave up the ghost. The dimensions of the new Spirit treadmills are way too big for my family room. (The old one is 20" width belt by 66" bed, height where console is 49".) Most of the newer ones are 75.5" x 35" x 57" and it will not fit in my family room. <BR> <BR> I am just beginning to search online for information for a treadmill of similar size of my old tr... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:38:58 EST Fresh Start !!!! Hi Everyone !! Haven't been on here in a long while !!! But I have decided to stop fooling around and get busy . I'm not losing anything this way not when I want to lose eighty pounds . So I'm wondering how do I start over with everything on here ? Like my weight chart to change it back to start fresh today . ? I'll probably be on here chatting about everyday and maybe asking questions . Hope you don't mind . <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:15:05 EST looking for book vegan receipes Mon, 8 Dec 2014 01:10:37 EST Starting over Hi all, <BR> I signed up a while ago and I was very excited to start... Then life happened and I fell off the wagon. Here I am again starting over.... :-) I have never really stuck to anything so I decided to start a blog to keep myself in check . I posted my first post. Let's see how I do. :-) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:36:39 EST How to combat PMS cravings Any ideas ladies? I'm constantly hungry and could eat everything in sight...........NOM, NOM, NOM! hahaha Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:21:27 EST Did you meet your goals for yesterday exercise, eating, any other goals you might have had for yesterday ... <BR> do you feel you met them? <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:00 EST Do you have a plan for Halloween? one of my fast break goals this week is to take any leftover candy AWAY from here on the 1st of november so i'm not tempted! how about you? Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:14:23 EST Do you walk or run? Walk! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:04:51 EST Meatless DAY My husband is recommending one day a week due to some health issues with my liver. Going to check with doc on Monday just to be sure. Any feedback would be appreciated <em>304</em> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:37:08 EST Looking for tips on getting 8 hours sleep Greetings to SPFB ers! <BR> <BR> I have a tough time stopping and going to bed and getting meeting my goal of 8 hours sleep. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Tips? Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:48:10 EST How can you tell if you are insuline resistance? I am having trouble losing weigh and I think I may have a problem with carbs...any suggestions? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:46:31 EST Do you listen to music while you work out? Yes, I listen to music while exercising Mon, 4 Aug 2014 20:47:19 EST Do you take naps? Lately I have been taking a nap almost everyday. I could never nap before, now I can't seem to get through a day without one. What's up with that? Is it because I am getting older. I will be 50 in October. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:08:01 EST Artists Goya Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:42:47 EST What motivates you to make changes in your life? Let your fellow <em>223</em> 's know what motivates (or motivated) you to make changes in your life. <BR> <BR> I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of being overweight - whether considered healthy or unhealthy. I want to move more, do more, explore more than I was able to do when my life was so sedentary; and I had awful eating habits. <BR> <BR> I want to be a healthier, happier, thinner person! Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:21:57 EST Colors Hot pink Fri, 4 Jul 2014 14:25:13 EST What do you do to beat the heat? I dislike hot weather unless I'm in a lake or pool. How do you cool off when it's hot? Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:01:09 EST EXERCISE FOR TODAY IS MY EXERCISE FOR TODAY IN NON STOP HOUSE CLEANING AND LAUNDRY Wed, 7 May 2014 08:31:48 EST Who has a Spark Activity Tracker? Hello! I am not new to the site, but I very recently decided to join SparkCoach because I am ready to drop this weight for good. Does anyone own an activity tracker? If so, what do you like/dislike about it? I am trying to decide if I would like to get one. Thu, 1 May 2014 11:38:49 EST Early morning walk I made a point to start my day with a walk. This activity helped me to stay focused the rest of the day. Two days of activity down, I am going to increase each day! Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:22:22 EST counting calories vs low carb trying to balance number of calories and number of carbs Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:30:20 EST When do you workout? Do you workout in the Morning, afternoon or night time. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:10:03 EST Favorite Emoticon <em>437</em> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:48:38 EST Flu shot- Do you get one? Have you gotten? I do get one every year -- just missed out on a free flu shot clinic at my work so I will have to get over to Walgreen's for a shot. <BR> <BR> Have you gotten your flu shot for this winter yet? Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:18:03 EST Was it an "Ah-ha" moment, or an "OMG" moment What emotion ultimately inspired you to make a change? Mine was an "OMG" moment. Mainly seeing a horrible pic of myself. <em>15</em> <em>29</em> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 01:10:39 EST What time do you normally hit the hay? I get up early to go to work so I tend to get to bed early. Normally I am in bed by 8:30-8:45 pm and asleep within 20 minutes. It also helps with my weight loss -- go to bed early -- less eating at night (well especially during the week)! <em>20</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 18:07:33 EST Daily Login Streak How many consecutive days have you logged in to Spark People? For me, it is currently 13 days since I just started on October 15th. I am hoping to continue the daily habit to help me reach my goal. Signing in every day makes me accountable <em>205</em> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 06:53:53 EST What time did you get up today 0615 Fri, 4 Oct 2013 03:53:24 EST Are you doing any strength training? We all know cardio is the best way to lose weight and to get or stay healthy. But it is also proven that working on strength is just as important. <BR> <BR> So do you and if you do, how do you do your strength training? I want to start doing it as part of my cardio but doing pushups on the side of the road is a bit hard to convince myself. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:44:50 EST Favorite food? What is was your favorite food as a kid? <BR> mac and cheese was mine! Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:51:07 EST What should I cut out? Larger meals and go to more snacks or snacks and stick to larger portions Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:37:37 EST What do you do at night to AVOID eating? Looking for ideas to find victory over my worst habit! Thanks! Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:55:15 EST What I ate for breakfast... 1 cup of cheerios cereal <BR> 1/2 cup of 1% milk (I ran out of nonfat) <BR> 2 cups of coffee <BR> 2 tbsp half and half <BR> 2 cups of water Tue, 28 May 2013 14:03:18 EST Food you wish wasn't bad or unhealthy? I wish I could eat all the Chocolate I wanted.. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:10:06 EST Did you make 10000 steps or more yesterday I do walk a lot and well over the 10000 steps for each day. Of course there are days when it doesn't happen as well as day it goes well over. I walk over 30 miles a week but I run out of time to do more. <BR> <BR> My best so far is just over 27000 but yesterday was 19020. <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:28:16 EST Do you have cats or dogs or both? cats Mon, 25 Mar 2013 06:42:11 EST Motivational quotes "Take care of your body - it's the only place you have to live." <BR> Jim Rohne Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:43:46 EST Do you weigh daily, weekly or monthly? I will start off. <BR> <BR> I weigh weekly. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 06:25:47 EST Do you drink flavoured water? Sometimes I add lemon juice to my water Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:54:35 EST Favorite show on tv right now I love Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother! Fri, 9 Nov 2012 10:56:32 EST First drink this morning 1/2 cup of kale & spinach smoothie #day 3 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:33:36 EST Does anyone have a swimming pool in your back yard Pool in my back yard Mon, 8 Oct 2012 09:47:20 EST What book are you reading? I just started "Stolen Child." It got my interest from page one. <BR> <em>149</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:30:29 EST What are you eating right now Orange and Black coffee Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:21:03 EST where did you meet your significant other? I met mine at a grocery store where we worked <em>334</em> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 17:11:00 EST Favorite Veggie? <em>210</em> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:24:23 EST white, black, green, or herbal tea? Which do you prefer? Personally, I enjoy black or herbal, and sometimes white the best. I just can't get into the taste of green tea too much - it tastes like boiled grass! Anyone have any recommendations of ones that taste more like black teas so I can still get the best benefits? Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:53:30 EST Earlier Riser or Night Owl? What are you? I tend to be a night owl. I seem to get a big kick of energy around 9pm and stay up late. This doesn't work for a girl that has to go to work at 8am! Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:17:25 EST Should you be in bed right now? I should, it is 11:00 pm and I have to wake up at 6:00 am and work a 12 hour day. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:06:14 EST Protein Shake or Fruit Smoothies? Protein Shake Sun, 1 Jan 2012 04:15:18 EST What time do you go to bed? whenever i feel my body needs it Mon, 21 Nov 2011 04:34:51 EST Who loves brocolli? Yum, sweet, crunchy and loaded with vitamins... I'm having some now! Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:43:48 EST Tea or Coffee? both Thu, 6 Oct 2011 06:35:25 EST Measuring Tape or Scale? So I am visiting a friend, which means I don't have access to my trusty scale. They don't have either but my trusty measuring tape says I have lost a full inch off my waist since last I checked. So my question to you is this - <BR> <BR> - Do you pay more attention to you measuring tape, your scale, something else or a combination of factors to help where you are in reaching your fitness goals and why? Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:44:39 EST Tired or Full of Energy? Are you feeling tired or are you feeling full of energy today? I am feeling tired... think I'm gonna get a nap today! <em>102</em> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:18:47 EST Do Any Of You Count Housework As Exercise? I just started the Sparkpeople program and I find getting exercise in very hard. I hate trying to get to a gym, not only is it far away, but I am limited to the machines because of a hip replacement on one hip and need another on the other hip. I live where we have 9 months of snow and ice, and only 3 months of nice weather. I am 51 years old, and I just can’t seem to find an exercise that will work for me. The video workouts are just not working, as I can’t seem to stick to them and the phon... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:05:50 EST Do you own a treadmill? yes Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:36:21 EST Workout in the AM or PM? I usually workout in the evening after work but thinking maybe I should get up in the morning and workout before work. Think it makes a difference or is it just a horrible rumor that working out in the morning on an empty stomach makes you lose weight faster? Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:48:46 EST WALK T0DAY? H0W FAR WILL Y0U WALK T0DAY? Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:28:26 EST WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DRINK TODAY? WATER Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:29:22 EST Play that Christmas music! I am playing Christmas music online on a radio station. Some of it even has a beat so I can get some exercise in, too! I Tole paint ornaments and other stuff, too. Keeps me out of the kitchen! <BR> <em>268</em> <em>218</em> <em>446</em> Thu, 2 Dec 2010 07:37:53 EST Did you make your bed today? get into the habit of making your bed everyday Mon, 8 Nov 2010 12:22:20 EST are you alcohol free today? since joining spark people i relized how much calories are in alcohol and im noticing how often i drink so i want to keep track of my af(alcohol free) day try to make each time a little longer then the last. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 12:16:38 EST Where do you like to walk? Where do you like to walk? <BR> <BR> I always start at the high school track. I have a good warm up and then walk through town. My town has some hills so it adds some incline to the walk. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:51:33 EST Favorite thing about losing weight I have so many but the one I was thinking about this morning is just being able to cut my toenails! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:52:31 EST What did you do for exercise today? Yoga & Core class! Whooohoo Sun, 23 May 2010 00:52:32 EST Whats your favorite kind of tea? I drink several glasses of green tea daily. Green tea is very healthy!Oolong tea is also suppose to be a healthy beverage.Whats your favorite tea? Wed, 5 May 2010 16:26:18 EST Do you like to drink water Drink enough water make sure to eat your fruits and veg Sat, 6 Mar 2010 08:27:40 EST Did you wake up before the sunshine this morning? i know i did! :) good morning, america! Fri, 19 Feb 2010 07:48:38 EST did you drink water today? yes. Sat, 12 Sep 2009 09:50:13 EST Can I get a high five???? Ok ... I am relatively new here but I just did something amazing, so I have to share! We just had a birthday in the office and we ALWAYS have birthday cake. I would normally eat a regular sized piece, but this time I cut a tiny sliver of a piece and that was it ... and I am OK ... I don't feel the need to go get more! OF COURSE everyone is laughing saying ... "oh c'mon, take a bigger piece" but nope ... not gonna do it! So, can someone give me a high five? Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:27:24 EST AGE PLEASE... AND WHERE ARE YOU FROM? 49, MANILA, PHILIPPINES <em>9</em> Fri, 9 Jan 2009 01:54:56 EST What made you smile today? I believe that a smile can feed our soul...and warm our hearts too. <BR> <BR> Today while walking to exercise, it was a nice day here in north eastern Michigan...I saw a few cars with American flags and I wondered what prompted them to put those flags on their cars today, and a smile came on my face ...I thought...finally HOPE for a better tomorrow put that flag on their cars. Fri, 7 Nov 2008 18:19:39 EST Looking for Diet Buddies Hello I started Sparkpeople a few months ago...started out strong and then lost my way...let myself get off track with everyday life events. <BR> <BR> I'm back and just as determined as ever..don't want to let myself get way-layed again. Would really love to meet and share with others on the same journey! Think this will take a lot of support! Sun, 18 Feb 2007 08:43:52 EST Did you exercise today? I did 45 min. cardio and 30 min. free weights <em>23</em> Wed, 27 Dec 2006 14:36:52 EST Weather and place?? Hi everyone ! when you post your weather put your country or state in there too.Some of you only put the weather in.In Brantford ONt. today its sunny and <BR> 13 celsius.Great day for a walk.Thats where Im heading now.See ya! <BR> Tue, 10 Oct 2006 12:43:07 EST What did you have for Breakfast today? I had a bowl of Shreddies with 1% milk. <BR> <BR> How about everyone else? <em>37</em> Thu, 6 Jul 2006 09:28:49 EST Poll: How did you get fat? I give the most credit for my chubbiness to POP TARTS and BAGELS. These foods became a staple in my diet when I moved to the U.S. from Europe a few years ago, and they also have lot to do with why I've gained over 30 lbs. <BR> <BR> What foods are the main culprits for your not-so-slim build? Fri, 5 May 2006 00:22:49 EST