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 Do you walk or run? Walk! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:04:51 EST What are your fast break goals? 1. Don't drink soda. <BR> 2. Exercise 10 minutes a day. <BR> 3. Get 8 hours of sleep. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:29:11 EST Tired Woke up tired, but my energy levels are on the up swing. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 12:18:44 EST Added a new healthy food to your diet lately? I tried wild rice recently and liking it. Now I take 1/2 measure brown rice and 1/2 measure wild rice and cook it in pressure cooker instead of brown rice only. Adds to the texture and also better nutrition. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:10:06 EST Fast Break Goals??????? Ok I have 3 fast break goals with the exception of one I have done sent I starte. Yet when I look at My Streaks it shows 0. One is 8 cups of water a day and 2 read an inspiration quote. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. I clicking my daily cups of water every day. I read scripture every as my inspirational quote. Must I only read something in Spark <BR> <BR> Any help would be appreciated <em>303</em> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:58:56 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 Streaks One of general streaks is exercise at least 10 min a day. I recently got out of hospital and while my doc does want me to exercise she wants me to take it slowly. Any suggestions on this one or can it me removed for now. I have a fitness goal of gym 3 times a week but I get rest between those days. <em>213</em> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:45:58 EST North Irving TX WeightLoss Buddy/accountability Anyone in north Irving Texas interested in becoming weight loss accountability partner? <BR> I have tried many things to loss weight and have seen great progress so far, but i have so much weight to lose that it's so easy to be discourage. I want a determined person who also has a lot of weight to lose and is willing to break a sweat. Let me know if you are interested in going thru a weight loss journey with me. <BR> IF you know of a place i can find a weightless buddy in this area, please l... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:54:38 EST My Treadmill My treadmill is my primary way of getting cardio. Because of a spinal operation I had about eight years ago and the fact that I am 76 y.o. I have balance problems. So the treadmill provides me with something to hold on to while walking. I am just starting fast break so I am shooting for at least 10 minutes a day at a slow pace for the first week. (3.6 kmph or about 2.25 mph). I am also doing crunches and modified push ups. I also own a recumbent stationary bicycle and a variable position stre... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:18:41 EST Feeling Guilty! I over ate today and feeling guilty.. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:46:07 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 do u guys get enough calories w/o eating junk? How do you guys get enough calories without eating crap food? And if you are one that doesn't usually get enough calories how do you get over that fear of eating more. For me it is hard for me to think that eating more = losing weight. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:03:22 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 Thoughts on Apple Watch For Fitness? Apple announced the Apple Watch (iWatch) today. One version is "sport". Based on their broadcast, it looks like one can replace their existing fitness watch with the Apple Watch to suggest, develop and track fitness activities throughout the day. The apps they showed looked amazing as well. Thoughts on if this will be as amazing as it looks for fitness when it comes out? Tue, 9 Sep 2014 21:06:03 EST How do you track walking stairs? I live in a one floor home so never have to go up stairs.However when I visit my daughter or best friend they have 2 flights of stairs. When I visit them I usually stay between 3-4 weeks. Can I somehow count those stairs in my fitness tracker? I go up and down those stairs at least 20 times a day, most of the time more. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 15:12:00 EST Staying Motivated I find it helpful to talk to people who are trying to take control of their lives as well. It seems like when you tell someone that you are trying to lose weight then they feel as if they are your personal coach and know everything there is to know about what you should be doing. Does anyone else feel like that? Mon, 8 Sep 2014 13:28:01 EST Spark What happened to this can't find it as well. If it is missing why aren't members advised? Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:40:46 EST What happened to the Readers of the Spark Forum? Hi I can't find that link anywhere anymore? The team/group used to have chapter guides they would read a chapter each week and discuss? what gives? Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:37:57 EST I'm back I have decided to give this another try- i dropped out months ago and haven't been able get back into the swing of this. but i have decided i need help and here i am. <em>41</em> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:28:50 EST Meatless Monday? Enjoyed oatmeal for breakfast and a vegetarian wrap for lunch <em>368</em> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:12:14 EST NEW HERE JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND SAY HI THOUGHT ID TRY THE SPARK COACH PROGRAM AND IM HAPPY TO BE HERE <em>9</em> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:38:54 EST Consistancy Whatever I do I am trying to be consistant. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:17:35 EST New...again Hi everyone. This is the beginning of my third journey with SP. We welcomed our 4th child a little over a year ago, and it is now time for me to work on me. I am looking forward to the journey this time, and of course to the results ;) Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:47:41 EST Need Help! Weight loss is painfully slow!!! Hi, <BR> <BR> I need help because I don't understand why I am not losing weight (I've lost some, but it is way slower than it should be). I have been tracking EVERYTHING in my nutrition tracker, and I weigh and measure everything I eat. Nothing is excluded, except roughly two Diet Cokes each day (0 calories). My calories fluctuate between 1100 and 1250 each day, occasional days as high as 1350, but not higher than that. I have been exercising most days, generally 20-40 minutes of cardio. Als... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 09:31:56 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 Introduction Hi. I am new to SparkCoach. Could anyone tell me what the benefits of being in Sparkcoach are to not being on SparkCoach? I look forward to this program. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:21:11 EST Did you Stretch After your Work out... This is a Post for others to reply if you stretched after your muscles in your body is warmed up and it's better to stretch when your body has been moving around and won't strain... I thought that this was a good idea for others to keep in mind to stretch afterwards with working out... oxox Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:28:11 EST is anyone there? I am new to spark people and I have posted a few times - with no responses. Am I doing something wrong. I am 64 and perhaps I don't understand all the terminology. <BR> <BR> Please someone - talk to me!! Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:53:56 EST to be positive to know I am making good choices with everything Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:32:35 EST Today is the beginning of my life change!!!! Hello my name is Donna B. So; I decided to start my own topic so that I can meet and share my weight loss experience with all you sparks out there. I am happy I ran across this tool and I am determined to be successful as this is a new beginning to a healthier me. I have set the goal of losing 100+ pounds by June 11th! And in conjunction with my new fitness goals I also have decided to quit smoking cigarettes as of today. So no more taking smoke breaks at work, having that cigarette on the wa... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:10:19 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 SparkTeam Bonus Points How many SparkTeam Bonus Points did you get today? Thu, 3 Jul 2014 20:10:34 EST What's the best thing about living a healthy life? Personally, mine is seeing the weight come off, feeling great doing harder workouts every week, and having fun counting calories. It sounds weird, but I love seeing what same foods I can still eat but make them healthier so they're lower in calories. Today I only had 1,210 calories but not on purpose!!! Just ordered food I loved but did some changes to make them healthier but still tasty. If you haven't tried the Cantina Bowls at Taco Bell, YOU MUST!! DELICIOUS! <em>104</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:02:12 EST happy weekend! make it count! Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:20:47 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 can't find recipe in database I submitted a recipe to the database and my husband is trying to find it so that he can add it to his tracker...problem is, he can't find the recipe. Does it have to be approved before it shows up in the data base? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Missy Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:44:39 EST Any tips for my first 5K? I am participating in my first 5K Saturday, any pointers or suggestions? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:29:07 EST Energy!! What song gives you the energy to get up and move? Mon, 9 Jun 2014 13:27:26 EST Composers Chopin Wed, 28 May 2014 23:31:23 EST Artists & Sculptors Goya Wed, 28 May 2014 19:49:09 EST What are your best workouts for the abs? Okay, so I have been struggling to loose belly fat for years. Any suggestions??? <em>402</em> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:00:14 EST Just started Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Well I have gained about 15 pounds in the last year do to a lot of stress, hardships. I saw a friend I haven't seen in a year and he said, Amy, you got bigger! You have such a pretty face what happen. The funny thing is I am the same weight as I saw him last, I gained the 15 before I saw him. I ran out crying and never had anyone do that to me. I have lost 50 pounds before and I know I can loose weight, I just hope that comment doesnt effect me in a bad way and I ga... Sun, 18 May 2014 12:10:59 EST its the weekend! what is everyone doing? I'm heading for a long walk with my pup. It finally cooled off here! Sat, 17 May 2014 13:14:55 EST Artists & sculptors Mondrian Fri, 16 May 2014 23:18:59 EST heat I have always had a terrible time in the heat. I live in far northern NY on the canadian border, so we only get a couple months of hot weather. Today its 83 and i want to crawl into a cold basement or jump in 50 degree water. Anyone else have this problem? Doesnt matter if i'm fat or thin..i just detest heat! Thu, 15 May 2014 14:41:55 EST Fainting after a hot shower Has this happened to anyone else? Two times this year I fainted after stepping out of a shower. The water was not overly hot. Both times I suddenly felt a buzzing in my head, and then I <BR> passed out for a few seconds. Luckily, I didn't get hurt dropping on the bathroom tiles. My doctor was not too concerned, since I'm not diabetic or have high blood pressure. The only <BR> other times I actually fainted was related to pregnancy. I'm a baby boomer so pregnancy is <BR> not the issue.. Tue, 13 May 2014 14:34:36 EST Happy Mothers Day!! to all the women out you a mom of a human, or a furbaby, or a reptile, or you are just kind to others, you are appreciated!!! Have a wonderful day! Sun, 11 May 2014 10:23:50 EST Help for 3rd shift workers I am a 3rd shift worker so my days are a bit backward from most people. Is there anything I need to do different? is there anybody out there I could be my losing weight buddy? Sat, 10 May 2014 11:45:58 EST It's about time It's about time I started taking better care of myself. My self esteem and depression are holding me back from great things. I have started SparkPeople today and tomorrow will be day 1 for tracking. I'm looking for a good support group and thought I would start here. <em>249</em> Wed, 7 May 2014 23:50:03 EST EXERCISE FOR TODAY IS MY EXERCISE FOR TODAY IN NON STOP HOUSE CLEANING AND LAUNDRY Wed, 7 May 2014 08:31:48 EST The Spark Activity Tracker Question I am curious about the spark activity tracker. I do chair exercises (because of disability) and I walk very slow and have to stop occasionally to rest. Is it going to pick up my activity? Or is it just going to count steps? And if it counts steps, how does it judge what is a step? I take very small steps and walk pretty slow. I'd love to save up to get it, but I am wondering if it will work for me. Mon, 5 May 2014 15:32:05 EST quiche with a crust or without a crust I prefer crust less quiche Sun, 4 May 2014 18:04:01 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 Looking to find another Looser. I have just started back, and it would be so nice just to have someone to touch base with. Someone going down that same road. <BR> I'm a Grandmother of 4 and a great grandmother of a beautiful baby girl, 18 months now. I really truly hibernate in winter. But in spring I bloom like the flowers, and trees. Enjoy walking, hiking, biking, taking my own two babies, (two Yorkshire Terriers) to the park, walking with them or just watching them play. <BR> I also love to sew. I tried quilting, found i... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:29:37 EST What Are Your Fastbreak Goals? Mine are... <BR> <BR> Eat 2 fruits or veggies every day <BR> Walk the dog every day <BR> Read a motivational quote every day. <BR> <BR> What about you? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:23:03 EST counting calories vs low carb trying to balance number of calories and number of carbs Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:30:20 EST Happy Sunday Well it sure will be around here today. Its been a long miserable winter. The warm weather has been shy, really shy. We have had a couple of nice days, then the temps drop again, and brrrrrrr its too cold to go out and do much. AWWWW today is going to be 17 C. Sunny and bright. We are putting on our hiking boots, grabbing our sticks, and puppies, and heading for the Bruce Trail, for a long climb and hike. <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>548</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:00:03 EST Ever changing work hours I work various shifts and even though I work this program it is at sometimes very hard due to my hour variations. Example sometimes I need to work 4:00 am - 12:00 pm, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm and sometimes other combinations. My meals is probably the toughest because I go all over the map. Anyone with a similar situation or maybe some suggestions to balance meals and workouts. Any ideas are appreciated. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:59:26 EST 20 lbs in 18 days? I started Sparkpeople 18 days ago and I have lost 20lbs. I am staying in my recommended calorie ranges and eating a variety of foods. I am certainly not starving. I have a lot to lose so I know the first lbs will come off fast. <BR> I have added exercise on a small scale as I work on my feet 7-8 hours a day with no breaks or even a chair to sit on and my poor feet are done afterwards. <BR> Anyone else losing at this rate for this long of time? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:03:04 EST I Really Need Support. I've been roller coastering, for years. I am usually able to reach my goals. But I CHEAT!!!! <BR> I eat the food I'm supposed to, but not when i'm supposed to. I'm very much a night eater, munch in front of tv. So I'm not and have never been a breaky person, so I save the breaky and the snacks and sometimes even lunches, to evenings, so I can do all my munching. It works, I loose weight, but rarely keep it off. Life Time Struggle. OK I want this time to be different. I'm going to eat my food ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:57:03 EST When do you workout? Do you start your day off with your workout? or do you do it late at night? <BR> What is your favorite post workout meal? Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:30:09 EST Hoping all have a lovely Sunday! The sun is shining here and our piles of snow are shrinking..I think I can almost take my poor puppy for a walk..The banks and ground have been too deep to go. Hope you all can get out and get some exercise today! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:23:51 EST Nutrition question So my husband and I are doing this together. His calorie count is higher than mine since he weighs more and he's a guy. As we input our weight loss will the calorie count readjust automatically. Or do we have to go in and readjust as he loses 10-15lbs. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks for any input Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:42:35 EST New and need fitness tracker help I want to use my Leslie Sansone walking DVD but I can't remember how to track it. Any help would be great. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:37:16 EST Help in the evening I am doing great sticking to my plan at breakfast and lunch. I take both to work and eat them at intervals during the day. At home though, it is a different story. I have gone over my limit every evening. Any tips to help with that? Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:42:30 EST Trying to set Fast Break Goals, confused I go to the fast break goals choose them. Then click finish. Goes to another screen in secions. Tells me I need to update my security. But my security was just ran and is green. What do I do on that page? <BR> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:31:10 EST Who here is having success? are you counting calories and using all of spark people to help you rach your goals? are you follwing the spark diet? what are your fast break goals? <BR> <BR> mine are <BR> Give up 1 fast food meal each week. <BR> i work fast food and eat there a lot. <BR> <BR> work out 10 minutes a day <BR> i'm just getting started....again. i lost weight in high school came back 10 folds LOL <BR> <BR> get up without hitting the snooze button <BR> i really like sleeping like till 10. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:15:53 EST New to the community My name is Barbara and I am new to the community. I have used SparkPeople off and on for the last 4 years and this time seem to have finally gotten the hang of how to do this properly. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 10:48:47 EST activity logger Hi - Just wondered if anyone here has the activity logger, and if so, does it work well? Thank you! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 06:01:12 EST Help in putting a meal together I need help putting a meal together. You can say just eat a salad with some chicken. Okay what is a salad, I can order and eat a wonderful salad with chicken but don't know how to put one together. I can cook, but I have to have exact amounts of ingredients and how long to cook. In other words -- I can't cook tasty meals. Half the time I either over cook, under cook or burn it!! Grrrr!!! If there is anyone out there that can join me in preparing meals, and giving specific instructions ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:54:57 EST Looking for Spark buddies! I am looking for buddies for support and guidance while getting healthy and staying healthy. My name is Vicki. I am married and have 4 children and 1 18mo grandchild and another on the way. I am a RN and work in the ER/ICU. I have been off work for about 7 weeks after tearing cartilage off of my femur and having microfracture surgery of my knee to repair it. I have been obese for many years now and know that I have to lose weight and get healthy if I want to see my grandchildren grow up. &#12... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:31:51 EST spark points? What are spark points and what if anything do you do with them? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:57:40 EST Fast break goals When I try to set fast break goals, I get this message: <BR> Some information was not passed correctly <BR> <BR> Please press the back button on your browser to re-enter the information. Or click here to go back. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had this problem? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:38:21 EST Back Injuries and Diet Weight loss and careful exercise daily are one of the best ways to deal with shronic lower back issues but one needs to get professional advice before starting and use judgemnent in how much you do Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:42:45 EST Fresh produce is seriously lacking in my life. I made having at least one serving per day one of my week 1 fast break goals. Today's produce: red seedless grapes and cantaloupe chunks. I enjoyed it. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:42:19 EST Staying motivated when depressed Hi! I am still having a hard time getting and staying motivated to exercise. I have been successful in making changes to my diest and food choises but when it comes to exercise i cant seem to motivate myself. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:17:47 EST Check out this question and reply..... I go to the doc office periodically and their scale weighs me at 4 lbs less than my home scale so should I deduct 4 lbs each week at home when I weigh in? <BR> <BR> Thanks as always! <BR> <BR> Sue Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:08:24 EST Valentines day Its good to set up a plan NOW for a holiday or event. I just got back from the store where I purchased healthy items for a special dinner with fruit and a chocolate dip for dessert. I asked that noone give me candy...but strawberries and blueberries were welcome!! I will do 2 2 mile walks and an extra mile after..for my 5 miles. <BR> Day managed! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:48:52 EST Tips for tracking all day? Good morning everyone! <BR> <BR> Anybody have any tips or advice for keeping up with nutrition tracking all day? I am so good about doing it in the morning, but then I get busy with my kiddos and lose steam over the course of the day. By the time they are in bed, I just want to crash... Anyone else feel the same way? Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:47:51 EST What are your Fast Break Goals? Mine are to do 10 minutes of exercise every day, give myself a 5 minute pep talk each day, and to not snack mindlessly in the evenings. What about you? Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:46:37 EST A Line From a Song That Makes You Feel Good Here comes the sun do do do do! Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:41:19 EST What is the best advice you've ever received?!?!? My Mom taught me to do until others. At that time, never knew it was a an actual bible verse! The Golden Rule Luke 6:31 <BR> <em>43</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:54:34 EST Help- question for other ladies So, no one ever really talks about this but I really wanted some advice or opinions. I'm losing weight slowly and the healthy way and am really happy's that time of month for me again. Every time it comes around my cravings and appetite shoot through the roof. I want to eat every piece of chocolate that comes in reach and the last thing I want to do is exercise. <BR> I force myself to exercise anyway and it feels wonderful to stretch out my muscles but at the same time I just h... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:51:19 EST Gooooooog Morning Sparklers! Well goood Morning! It's amazing how soda free for 10 days can really improve your mood and clear up your head. I'm logging into work at the moment but just want to say howdy to everyone and hope you have a fantastic day! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 03:03:16 EST Members Hi, new here and I can't seem to figure out this site so much to take in. I want to all your post rand friendship here but cant figure out where to go. So could anyone interested add me as a friend and then maybe I could see how it is done through your pages... if that would work. lol Thank you for your friendships so far I can't wait to get started in learning this site fully. It is kinda nice to just concentrate on this instead of food. Thank you all. Shelley Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:30:41 EST exercise tracker I am just starting to track my fitness and am doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, but I can't find it in the tracker to record my calories burned (how do they even know how many calories are burned anyways?) Any one know if it is in there or have any suggestions on what to do? I picked another one that might be similar but I don't know if it is even close..... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:36:06 EST not"morning sickness" but morning nausea? mornings are hard i always feel nauseous and unmotivated what are some things in the a.m. thatll settle my stomache and help me get an energy boost .if i felt good enough to actually eat what kinds of food gives energy ? <BR> <em>24</em> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:55:46 EST 2 Glasses of Water First Thing Each Morning Awhile back I read an article where one should drink 2-3 glasses of water as soon as they get out of bed, before they brush their teeth and before they exercise or take a shower. I thought it was an interesting article, but then I read another article that said the same thing. After I read about this again in another place, I decided it was time to do this. So, for the last month I drink two glasses of water as soon as I get out of bed. I lost 5 lbs after starting this and found that it w... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 14:32:46 EST will excersize or not <em>2</em> can anyone out there give advise to someone who has no back up from anyone and need the help to lose Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:32:27 EST trying to loose day to day challenge Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:46:19 EST cold temperature It was a really cold day but the sun was shining today.Yeh!!! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:53:14 EST Excersized today Its like flo says from progressive feeling good feeling real good :D Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:22:23 EST feeling deprived Does anyone ever feel deprived like trying to do good and feel like you are sacrificing anything? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:03:24 EST struggling I am really struggling to stay on this detox but I am having a hard time. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:01:21 EST Trying to break the habit of daily weigh in I know the conventional wisdom is that I ought to weigh weekly, but I'm hard pressed not to hop on the scales daily, and it's a ROLLER COASTER. Starting TODAY, I'll weigh in every Sunday. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:05:32 EST When do you workout? Do you workout in the Morning, afternoon or night time. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:10:03 EST Tea as water.. I like to have 2 cups of tea in the morning, I haven't been counting those with my water. Should I be? I do add Splenda to the tea... not sugar. What do you think? Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:35:07 EST Advertisements UGGG Not only is there the struggle with TV and radio advertisements and people eating on shows BUT there is a Dominos Pizza advertisement on SPARKPeople REALLY???? <BR> <BR> Actually, today this was not even a little a temptation! YEAH for me!!!!! <BR> <BR> However, there have been days when that would have made me call an order in....grabbed a V8 Fusion drink and now I am happy! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 21:43:02 EST Young person who had weight loss surgery I'm Amanda and I'm 22, I had the gastric sleeve about 3 weeks ago and I am hoping to find someone around my age in a similar situation(any weight loss surgery) for a weight loss buddy Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:30:10 EST Day 10 Day 10 of my new life-style and I have lost 15 pounds, 85 to go. I am trying to fill my mind with things that can inspire me and avoid the other options. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:10:34 EST Question about recipes on the tracker... Hi! My question is ...if someone adds their own food on the tracker, how do I know what the ingredients are? I can find the nutritional value, but not the ingredients. I made Stuffed Pepper Soup and I typed that into the search box. It did come up but it had other people's names with it so I assumed that it was added by someone here. Is there somewhere to find the actual ingredients that made up that person's recipe? TIA....I'm still learning, Thu, 9 Jan 2014 22:53:10 EST What kind of "hard" do you want to experience? My cousin posted that in a family blog once. "what kind of "HARD" do you want to experience?" I am taking that to heart and finding that to me it means, do I want to experience the "hard"ship of being overweight, not feeling mobile, not feeling good enough? OR do I want to experience how "HARD" it is to exercise every single day and "HARD"ly fit in my clothes. <BR> <BR> IF you never change what you are doing you can always expect the same results...I am ready to experience how "HARD" my ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 12:22:41 EST New here... Hi, everyone. I was reading back through the posts and this looks like a place that I might be comfortable in, if you'll have me. :-) I'm a person of strong faith and I'm praying that He will help me with my journey,as well. I've failed so many times and now am at the highest weight ever so I really need to get motivated again. I want to be able to play with my grand kids! Wishing everyone a warm and safe evening. There's a heat wave here in's way up to 20 degrees now! ..up from ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 18:13:25 EST hey, so I'm new and stuff :) so i'm new to sparkpeople, and excited to start losing weight and becoming healthier. I've been working with a couple family members as they also lose weight, but I gotta admit, working in a gas station/bakery is pretty difficult with all the temptation about! Nice to meet all of you!! Mon, 6 Jan 2014 01:04:41 EST Diet and fitness for 55+ As a granny I realize how important it is to keep fit and trim, any others out there who agree? What are you doing for yourself? Sun, 5 Jan 2014 12:10:08 EST Starting over. Well day 2. <BR> and im gonna finish up my coffee an do my 10 min. <BR> hopin to have a good day an feel good. <BR> haveing a few problems at home ./with the intamacy. <BR> being over weight has caused me to feel not intmate at all..hoping it gets better!! <BR> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:37:09 EST hellos just wanted to say hi Thu, 2 Jan 2014 18:47:50 EST New Year, Fresh Start! I'm 2 years cancer-free! Now that I'm out of the highest risk of recurrence I really need to put weight loss and my overall health as a priority for 2014. I would love to have some people to help motivate me to accomplish my goal! <BR> <BR> thanks <BR> <BR> Sandy Wed, 1 Jan 2014 07:08:49 EST spark points? I am new at this and I have a goa date of January 6th I am going to be serious and start working on changes of my life and I am going to use this program. So for the next few days I am trying to learn how this program works. MY QUESTION IS : THE spark points u earn. What do you do with them? Can some one please expain. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 01:18:12 EST Looking for a spark buddy Hey everyone, I'm looking for someone to be an accountability partner here on SparkPeople. I'm a pre-med student working in a healthcare facility but feel like I can't give anyone else medical advice when I am so unhealthy. I need someone to help me stick with my goals. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:30:47 EST Your favorite Christmas song? I have many but lately I just love "Mary Did You Know"...what is your favorite? <em>386</em> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:25:43 EST Merry Christmas Everyone! Have a Blessed Christmas! God Bless YOU! Vic. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 09:37:30 EST christmas dream Mine is to have a faily back together Sun, 22 Dec 2013 00:24:27 EST The Daniel Plan? Is there a group for this plan? Thanks. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:15:58 EST looking to join a gym I'm looking to join a gym and trying to figure out the best one to join. I have snap fitness, anytime fitness and a kokos about 20 mins away from my house (the town where I work).does anybody know anything about those gyms. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:10:36 EST What is Fast Break? I've been on two months and I'm still learning.Exactly what is fast break? Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:27:50 EST : ( Just looking for a pep talk. I can't seem to get serious on my program! I am eating too much (and throw in my wine intake) and not making much headway. I diligently Spark my intake daily but … clearly, I need to get smarter and more serious if I want to lose these pounds. If, for no other reason than to fit back into my clothes! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:06:55 EST im new i ate better today and exercised today Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:30:10 EST I'm in New Orleans and I ate a SALAD Really, it's the little victories. I've already tried the gumbo, jumbalaya, and even biegnets (or however you spell it!). Tonight, I didn't want to mess up the hard work I'd already invested in eating right... So while my husband chowed a Poboy, I ate a salad. I feel SO good about myself, and that hasn't happened for quite some time. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:38:10 EST Emotional Eatter's, Hello! Hi, my name is Kelly and I am an extreme emotional eatter. I live right across the street from a mini store that sells my weakness. resses pieces. I can eat a whole bag of the mini's -.-. How do you guys deal with your emotional eatting? ^^ Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:13:05 EST Exercise problem**need suggestions please This is sort of a check in post; I joined on 11/15/2013 but I just started with the SparkCoach this week. I don't get online everyday because it hurts to much to sit too long; I try to walk at least 3 times a day but due to chronic back and leg pain it is hard, and I dont even know how to track the walk as it takes me 20 min to walk the equivalent to a block. I try to do chair exercises but it is also hard as I have trouble lifting my legs just to do a march. Any body got any suggestions o... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:43:12 EST How do you know your level? I don't know where to find or know my level. Help! Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:49:39 EST What will you do to make a difference this season? Volunteer to work a few hours so others can take the day off! My <em>144</em> to them! <em>387</em> <em>446</em> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:35:15 EST Stage 1 Week 1 Check-in Post: So far I have not had any soda and have started walking in the morning. I walk a little over 1 mile a day and it feels good. I feel like I can do more but I don't want to over do it and fall off the wagon like I have in the past. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:12:04 EST Audiobooks vs Music I love listening to audiobooks -- gets me through the workout without realizing I'm working out. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:53:58 EST What's your next goal? Mine is to get through Christmas without putting so much importance on holiday foods Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:49:45 EST Favorite Emoticon <em>437</em> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:48:38 EST Start Again !!! Hi Everyone, Haven't been on in a while . Guess just went though just not doing anything to help myself. Also so busy getting things done for Christmas. All of you probably know what that is like. ? Went to the Doctor he's hollering at me about my weight and blood pressure is up So I thinking to myself enough of this. So I was reading on here about more fiber in our diets. Sounds good. But my big question is . I want to start fresh so how do I go back and start as if I was a new person and p... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:11:03 EST New here So, I'm new here but not new to fitness. Spent 2 years as a Zumba instructor only to move to a town where there is no need for instructors. Needless to say I have picked up 18 pounds in 2 years. I decided to whip myself back into shape and just began my new program on Monday and OH BOY... Walked/Ran 2 miles on the treadmill today and it feels good to be moving again. <em>244</em> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 12:56:57 EST fast break stage What is the fast break stage? Tue, 3 Dec 2013 12:49:49 EST Looking for weight loss buddy! Hi, I'm Heather. I'm 31 yrs old. I currently weigh 217, my highest weight is 226. My goal is to get down to 110 (I'm only 5'1). Starting today, I am training for my 3rd half marathon that's in March. I have been on meds this year that have caused me to gain quite a bit of weight. So, with the running thing, it's like I'm a beginner again. I really need to get this weight off because it's putting a lot of pressure on my joints and it just makes me feel awful. I'd like to have a buddy who is in... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 11:59:44 EST I don't know what I'm doing and I'm sucking at it I need help. I have trouble tracking my food because I find it hard to know how muxh eaxh thing is, even with the food scale. Like last night I made stir fry with the left over roast, it was all fried in the frying pan with brown rice and veggies, and was cooked for my whole family and enough that my husband can take left overs to work, but when I weighed it its not going to be accurate because the scale doesn't know the mix of roast to rice to veggies and this problem comes up so much with L... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:29:34 EST Today I started my 3 fast break goals !!!! One of them I picked was to look up one inspirational quote a day . So I thought I would share the one I found. " Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does no one else." <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:34:38 EST Need a weight loss buddy !! Ok so Im starting out now and I get really demotivated if I dont see quick results :( I have about 50 pounds to lose so Im looking for a weight loss buddy to do it along with. Would anyone like to join? Im 5"0 and about 165 pounds :(:(:( Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:11:01 EST Starting over on Fastbreak I "went off the wagon" for months. Should I start fast break over? I never really finished even the first level. I have trouble committing to the whole process. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:18:50 EST workout 30 minute walk <BR> 5 minute jog Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:37:01 EST Does anyone sleep through the entire night? I can't remember the last time I have slept through the whole night. I have suffered from insomnia since I have been 15 years old, I would just lay awake and stare at the ceiling for hours and it usually lasted for 4 days at a time. I no longer have that type of insomnia, but I have trouble staying asleep, usually wake up about 3 to 4 times a night, but I am able to go back to sleep after about 20 minutes. <BR> <BR> Just curious if anyone ever sleeps through the night and if so, do you have... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:40:27 EST Time Management and Organization Productivity Fans This Time Management team is restarting: <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=57918 </link> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:09:30 EST Can't get ALL calories in I can't eat all that food they want me to eat. Especially after I exercise which is almost daily. <BR> <BR> This is my day so far. <BR> <BR> Coffee with 1 Tbls of heavy cream <BR> GYM for 2 hours: 33 mins elliptical, 1.5 doing back and biceps <BR> 2 slices of reduced fat ham with 1TBLS of cream cheese (for the protein) <BR> Banana <BR> Dannon oikos fat free yogurt. <BR> <BR> 2.5 cups of baby spinach <BR> 1oz of walnuts and feta <BR> 1/2 of a pear cut up into salad <BR> 2TBLS Kens Light Ra... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:21:51 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 where'd it go? What ever happened to the old sparkpeople fitness layout, where you log in every day and your exercise routines were selected for you? I understand the page has its updates, but is there a way I can get that layout back? it worked so well for me :c Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:47:26 EST How much weight did you lose in your first month? I will have 4 weeks on Spark People tomorrow and it looks like (crossing my fingers) I will hit the 20 pound loss mark. I am working to have this journey be a life style change and a way to live my life in the future. No more fad diets. I am eating healthy, working some exercise into my day and finding things to do each day that keep me busy and that are fun. I knew the first month loss would be good but will slow down after that. <BR> <BR> So how did your first month go? <em>437</em> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 08:26:40 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 Looking for a fitness pal for a no cheat November. Just like it says on the title, I'm looking for somebody to help with mutual motivation over the rest of the month. I've spontaneously decided to try to eat awesome over the next few weeks. Something of an experiment, to see if I can. For me, no cheat November means no sweets, lots of veggies and protein and low fat/carbs. Not necessarily counting calories, but paying attention to my intake and being careful with what I put into my body. Nothing too extreme, but it'll still be a challenge. <B... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 17:56:07 EST Struggling at night Can do fantastically well all day . . . then 7 p.m. hits after supper and the mind wonders toward the kitchen! My issue is the late night stress eating fix. Luckily I have been keeping my fingers moving on the Spark page or I read before going to bed. Day 3 and 5 pounds lost so far! Sun, 3 Nov 2013 20:23:39 EST Starting Over Hi, I saw Spark Pages a couple of years ago, but didn't stick with it. I'm optimistic now that the SparkCoach feature will make the difference this time. Off to a good start. It's just that I've been off to a good start so many times before. 60 lbs. to lose. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 08:49:05 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 Learning the ropes I'm still learning about how to navigate the trackers etc. I feel like I'm doing something so positive for myself. I'm going for a walk this afternoon with a girlfriend - for the first time in months, and I know that just signing up with SparkPeople has given me the boost I need. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:02:49 EST Hello! I took a bit of a hiatus from SP, but now I'm back and in full force. Looking for friends to help motivate me and to help keep me accountable! Is that you? Add me! Let's do this together! <BR> <BR> Lori Sun, 20 Oct 2013 00:05:45 EST Looking for friends to loose weight with. Hi I am looking for some people who would like to weigh ourselves weekly and provide support and communication throughout the week. <BR> <BR> I am 52 but don't care how old my weight loss buddies are:) <BR> <BR> I am 5'7'' and 178 lbs. My goal is about 155. <BR> <BR> Connie:) Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:31:46 EST sore but ok very sore again when will it stop hugz Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:58:16 EST Just Starting... Just set my Fast Break goals. Hoping that the success here will motivate me to keep moving forward. I have a huge lifestyle change to make but just gonna focus on my small goals for now. <BR> Would love to connect with other people who are just starting...maybe we can motivate each other!! <BR> <BR> Goodness - just realized I didn't add my name or anything!!! <BR> I am Megen. I am 35 and a mom of 6. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:49:56 EST Kindle Does anyone know if there is an app for Spark People - would like to download it on my kindle. <BR> Thanks,, Flo Wed, 9 Oct 2013 13:29:38 EST trophy 20 Sun, 6 Oct 2013 01:00:03 EST Do I need chocolate? I'm craving but do I really need it. <em>4</em> Sat, 5 Oct 2013 23:41:37 EST What time did you get up today 0615 Fri, 4 Oct 2013 03:53:24 EST 1St day Over all it was a good first day, I have gotten use to measuring my food and writing calories down on paper but will have to get use to plugging all the numbers in here. I'm really excited but overwhelmed and not sure where to start with this website, there is so much information. If you have any ideas, shoot me a message. Have a blessed day. <em>249</em> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 06:55:47 EST Question on Getting Credit for Streaks Hey, all... does anyone know whether we need to record our data before midnight to get our streak credit? Or can we post the next morning? <BR> <BR> I ask this because I'm doing 10,000 steps. Because of my schedule, I often miss posting for a day until after midnight when it's technically the next day. <BR> <BR> Can we retro post and still get streak credit? <BR> <BR> Those little trophies motivate me and I'd like to get them in addition to knowing I did the work. <BR> <BR> <em>208</em... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:29:33 EST Jog Along or With a Friend? Do you run more or faster when you walk alone or with a friend? Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:56:29 EST Favorite traveling snack? I work in a car all day and would love ideas for snacks to take for on the road? Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:23:48 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 Weigh In !!! I just stepped on the scale and lost two pounds. It's o.k. but I wish it was more. Linda Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:08:35 EST How many calories did you have left yesterday Do you eat all of your calories yesterday? How many did you have left or how many did you over eat. <BR> <BR> 260 left Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:38:25 EST Smoke Free! who is doing it? Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:00:02 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 feel good songs can anyone add to this list of feel good songs ? <BR> <BR> * It's the end of the world as we know it (i feel fine) R.E.M. <BR> * man i feel like a woman SHANIA TWAIN <BR> (has a nod to Robert Palmer) <BR> * mamma told me not to come THREE DOG NIGHT <BR> (from G.I. JANE) Mon, 5 Aug 2013 07:15:04 EST How did you break the rules today? We all do it! Just wondering what your weakness is.. and how you control it! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 23:30:46 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 when you are going to a party? I am going to an engagement party this weekend that sounds like is going to be similar to a wedding reception with cocktail hour, entree, and dessert. How do I manage? Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:36:23 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 Nutrition Tracking & Sweets This is a two part question. I have the hardest time tracking my food. There is a part of me that just is so stubborn and does not want to do. Maybe I don't want to be accountable for what I eat. But the idea of having to write every measurement and then trying to figure out all the calories etc seems really difficult. This is my second day here and I already messed up on tracking my meals....any suggestions? <BR> <BR> The other issue I am having and have always had is my addiction to sugar.... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 12:19:31 EST Music For Working Out Do you listen to music when you workout? If so, what motivates you? Tue, 2 Jul 2013 23:12:34 EST Leslie Sansone DVD I was looking for this DVD to add to my fitness workout. It's one of the ones I use on the days when I feel I need an extra boost or for some reason I just can't get out and walk. I know the one mile one is about 20 minutes, but not really sure how to count it. It's mostly walking but also some weights. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:39:12 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 Workouts (knee injury - awaiting surgery) Have any suggestions for exercises and eating with limitations? I tore the ACL in my right knee completely along with meniscus tears and an ankle sprain. Surgery to fix the meniscus tears on the 19th of April. ACL won't be replaced until next year due to job issues. <BR> <BR> Looking for some inspiration, exercises, motivation or encouragement to shed as much weight as possible before and after the surgery. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <em>249</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:27:30 EST Spark Points I logged in 43 Spark points today. But my day has just started in this part of the world. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 03:17:18 EST do i have a cat? of course i do Tue, 26 Mar 2013 05:06:59 EST Do you have cats or dogs or both? cats Mon, 25 Mar 2013 06:42:11 EST A question on standing I was listening to an old podcast on SparkRadio about sitting and following that started thinking about standing at work when I can. I wondered though, if that is really going to have much benefit or not. Walking around sure, but if it's just standing will it still do something and have more value than if i'm sitting at my desk? (wasn't sure where to post this) <BR> <BR> Thanks for any help <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:07:23 EST Daily Healthy hints I started this to see what others are doing to get healthy, stay motivated and enjoy life! Each day I plan on adding one thing that I do in hopes that others will join in by adding their own tips and hints. Here's mine for today: <BR> <BR> When I wake up, I drink a glass of water and do at least 15-20 minutes of exercise (either the treadmill or a workout video, or resistance training). There are tons of videos on Sparkspeople to try as well for more options. This gets my metabolism going,... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:07:08 EST glad so happy to be alive and happy enjoy Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:15:00 EST just starting Started yesterday and did very so far has been good,oatmeal an d oj for breakfast.for lunch i had a chef salad.and for snack im eating a fruit and some doing some walk in place during commercials.i read this in a book and it really helps to up my exercise. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:28:35 EST What food have YOU turned down this week? At work, people have brought in donuts, two different cakes, Girl Scout cookies, and quesitos and I opted for a homemade granola bar instead of any of them. <BR> <BR> Have you guys been tempted this week? If so, with what? And how did you do? Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:25:18 EST wheel 3 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:45:14 EST Water aerobics Hello I am going to my second water aerobics lesson tonight. Does anyone else do this? Do you like it? I really liked the first lesson. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 10:31:25 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 Happy Thanksgiving Hope everyone in the USA has a lovely Thanksgiving! Remember--it's about giving thanks for all we have and family--you can plan ahead and have a wonderful, on plan, healthy dinner!!! Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:19:47 EST Do you drink flavoured water? Sometimes I add lemon juice to my water Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:54:35 EST Favorite Inspirational Quotes? One of my Fast Break goals is to read an inspirational quote each day. I know a lot of places to get inspirational quotes, but I thought it would be fun to ask other Sparkers.... <BR> <BR> What is your favorite inspirational/motivational quote? Sat, 17 Nov 2012 08:48:49 EST Wheel points How many total wheel points did you get today? <BR> <BR> <BR> 7+7 <BR> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 06:48:41 EST Bonus points How many points did you get on the bonus wheel? <BR> <BR> <BR> 7 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 06:46:34 EST Tea or Coffee? Both, Decaffeinated Green Tea or Vanilla Chai Tea, depends on my mood, and ice Coffee. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:59:38 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 ATTITUDE I read the article this morning on Attitude. It made me take a closer look at what I am REALLY thinking! My thoughts were not nearly so "winning" or should I say "losing" focused as I thought!!! <BR> <BR> Here's the article link<BR>tion_articles.asp?id=1366 <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Sandi Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:16:54 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 do i have a dog Yes, I have multiple dogs, some rescues, some mine. Great partners for exercise :) Fri, 5 Oct 2012 07:09:05 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 how many sparkpoints have you logged today? I have logged 71 today! Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:39:45 EST Favorite pass time that you count as exercise I love to rough house with my kids. My little boy loves it when we run around chasing one another and just wrestle. I figured this is a great and especially fun way to burn some extra calories at home. :) Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:19:21 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 How many calories did you burn today? 2506 Fri, 7 Oct 2011 16:34:25 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 What level are you on.? 12 Fri, 20 May 2011 10:44:06 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 How many SparkPoints til your next trophy? 2900 to go! Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:38:09 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 Wheel Points I hit the lottery today, I got 20 points. <BR> I had such a bad day yesterday and was feeling pretty down. I believe things happen for a reason. I'm jumping back in with both feet and a smile on my face. Thank You SpartPeople Fri, 17 Oct 2008 06:59:41 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 How's everyone doing on water today? I didn't think this part would be so difficult for me but it is!! It's almost 3 pm and I'm only on glass # 3. Mon, 17 Jul 2006 14:48:33 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 Wheel points There was a 25-points section on my wheel this morning! It was great to see it there, even though my spin only brought me 2 points (drat!). How about you? Mon, 3 Apr 2006 07:19:51 EST