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 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 vegan do we have a vegan book <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:10:49 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 just had a few to NOT eat cravings hey all, <BR> i sometimes have a few drinks in the evening and then i give in to things like pizza or lasagna etc...trying to just have something low-fat and tasty...any suggestions??? Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:20:22 EST Full of hope or hanging on? And why? I realized yesterday that this is something missing from my life right now: hope. Imagine my surprise when SparkGuy mentioned in my Fast Break video today that this is a problem that a lot of us seem to have, but that achieving small goals can build that confidence and that feeling of hopefulness. So... I'm somewhere in between, and slightly hopeful that I'm becoming more hopeful. :) Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:19:33 EST Overcoming food cravings on rainny weather I've been doing okay so far but I seem to struggle keeping to the diet on rainy weather. its been raining and a bit cold for the second day now and when I get home after work all I want is a hot meal and I end up going all out to cappuccinos and stuff. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:28:43 EST exercise for middle age marrieds Who between 39-46 exercises with their husband, and what exercises do you do when its dark and kids are home? Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:55:55 EST want an accountability partner hello everyone. my name is Cym I am 31 years old and mama to two very active boys under the age of 5. I am getting married for the second and final time ;) in January 2015 as well as returning to work around that time with my oldest son starting kindergarten. where does the time go? I would like to find someone to help me and me them during this period of transition as I learn to eat healthier for myself and my children. currently I am eating breakfast every morning (which I usually skip) wit... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:06:13 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 Ticker I was just trying to figure out how to put a ticker on my page Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:57:25 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 Help - My page! Seems as if no one can see my page - SmallStepsNow --- I changed my user name from my full name - eeek can someone help me? Thanks. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:18:11 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Do you have cats or dogs or both? cats Mon, 25 Mar 2013 06:42:11 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 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 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 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 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