SparkPeople SparkPeople Challenges Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=8 Join or create a challenge with other members - a great way to get support to reach your goals. SparkPeople SparkPeople Challenges Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=8 Giving up Diet soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40746330 My best friend suggested giving up diet soda for a month and see if it helps with the numbers on the scale going down. May help with the frustration I feel by the numbers not going down. Anyone care to join me? Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:44:49 EST Question about sparkpoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40730562 What do we do with the spark points we earn for doing our daily login issues and activities? Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:23:59 EST Anyone on Nutrisystem? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40722865 hi. im new to Nutrisystem. I received the Fast 5 plan. For those that are on this, have you used any of your own recipes? i was on WW and loved that i could calculate my recipes' own smartpoints; however i needed a more structured plan and that is why i bought Nutrisystem Fast 5. is there is a way to convert my own recipes to Nutrisystem?. For example, oatmeal cookies. How do i calculate from the recipe, how many of the powerfuel, smartcarb, or extras it would be? <BR> thank you Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:53:35 EST Biggest loser challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40683263 Was wondering if there are any biggest loser challenges coming up that I could join? Thanks! Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:42:01 EST 30 day diet makeover challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40667897 Is there a guide book that can be purchased with all the meal/snack ideas from this challenge? And maybe a refrigerator magnet with the 150 low calorie snack ideas? Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:34:39 EST Going on a cruise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40657093 Everyone knows going on a cruise can be challenging for a weight loss. My plan is to stay focused and avoid the highest calories and still enjoy myself. <BR> (Just recently I came back from an Alaskan cruise. There was so much to pick from. I did pretty good being careful of what to eat.) Wish me luck <BR> God Bless all of you. <em>4</em> . Wed, 4 Jan 2017 05:35:06 EST How do i join a challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40644142 Hello everyone! My name is Liz, i'm 34 years old and have over 100 lbs to lose. I would like to join a challenge. I do really well with challenges. But im having trouble joining one. I tend to be socially awkward and not sure how to just jump in. Anyone out there looking for a weight loss buddy that can help me out? Hope to hear from someone! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Liz Mon, 2 Jan 2017 14:59:08 EST Reading Articles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40639435 I find it really helps to read the articles put up on this site. I have come on here today with positive attitude after slipping over the Christmas. Read a couple of articles this morning and they have really inspired me to get back on track. Good luck everyone for 2017 xx Mon, 2 Jan 2017 02:00:12 EST Biking Challenge.........January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40636391 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 16:41:23 EST goal for diabetic 30 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40635031 I am ready and think I am on my way - went to the gym and watched my carbs so far........ Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:51:51 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40631795 Welcome to 2017 Folks...! I'm starting this thread by copying what Ms Beckie wrote for us (with a few date edits...). Its great advice and a good time to get everything "in order" as the New Year begins!! Start anytime you want to--join in and be inspired by those on the same Journey around you.... <BR> patti <BR> <BR> "Join us in setting small goals each month to reach a bigger goal. These winter months and Holidays are HARD for everyone. This challenge helps me to do my best to stay on t... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:47:28 EST January (2017) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40628977 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for January, 2017. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in January (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:59:20 EST Fitness challenges. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40615857 After ankle surgery last April, I learned that another surgery (ankle replacement TAR) is required Feb 3. Exercise is very difficult with constant ankle pain. Not able to even walk without painful limp. So, I have gained almost ten pounds this past year. Trying to take off a few pounds and strengthen leg before ten weeks of non weight bearing and no excercise except for walking on crutches. Tracking food daily to help stay focused. My goal is to lose extra weight and maintain when recoveri... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:14:19 EST Challenge group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40604038 Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas! <BR> <BR> I am currently putting together a challenge group to keep people motivated and moving! This is not a Spark challenge, so we're not restricted to any of their programs. We will be using a tracker app put out by BeachBody that's super nice for virtual groups. <BR> <BR> These are a ton of fun, and are a great way for people to meet friends, share tips, motivation, and success. We're gonna be seeing results this new year!!! Challenge starts on ... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:06:28 EST Kickstart the New Year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40602218 Looking for people who want to start the New Year off on the right foot. This Challenge goal is to lose 3-5 lbs over the month. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:28:37 EST Plateaus and rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40584117 I'm thankful for plateaus because I learn how to use the tools Sparkpeople has given me. December 22nd I decided to reward myself with purchasing a combination of certified personal fitness trainer and corrective exercise specialist and got both for 30%off winter discount sale. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:29:43 EST Just for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40577766 It's way too much for me to tackle more than today. Just for today I will limit breads and anything sweet. Sometimes when that place inside is screaming for more I will distract myself and get through the moment. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:29:55 EST "Lighten Up 2017" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40540548 This a group for people who are interested in transforming their lifestyle into one that incorporates positive thinking, physical fitness, and healthy eating. <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone!! I hope you're ready for this challenge. Let's trust in ourselves and motivate one another to achieve our goal of losing a those pounds. Its a little clich� but.... TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK! This is a challenge to lose those pounds and get healthy. It will officially start New Years Day. My goal is to be dow... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:22:01 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - LAST DAY TO REGISTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40539410 The BLC is a PRIVATE TEAM and limited to about 300 Challengers. Our challenge runs for 15 weeks at a time. Our next Round (33) is scheduled to begin in early January. Registration ends December 28. <BR> . <BR> <BR> Don't miss out on your Opportunity. Click on JOIN THIS TEAM right now, in order to be among the first Notified when Spots become available. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50602x416<BR>53971 </link> <BR> <BR> TELL YOUR ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:03:37 EST 7 Years Today.....It's Going Really Well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40516418 Spark-Team, it has been exactly 7 years today, and I am sitting in the same chair today when the light bulb went off in my brain on losing weight and getting fit. <BR> <BR> I have been trying various / many program prior, but never did it from the inside-out. It was always looking at the mirror, hating that I did not fit into the pant, shirt, suit, or jacket, and wished that I would lose weight. <BR> <BR> Today it is 7 years to the dot, and I am close to my lowest weight. My lowest ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 04:53:06 EST Count Down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40511756 I started at 186 (the ticker doesn't show that, but I did!). Yesterday, after one week of dieting, I had lost 4.2 pounds. Today, a gain of .6 of a pound, but that's okay... I'm sticking to the nutrition plan!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:16:40 EST Pause? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40507424 Is it okay to pause or skip a day in a challenge? I'm on Day 5 of the Small Steps challenge, which is to stand up at least once an hour. That would be a really good one to do on a weekday when I'm at work. Can I save it for Monday? Ship has already sailed for today because I laid down for a few hours to try to get rid of a migraine. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:57:04 EST lose or at least maintain through the holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40487302 Anyone else out there hoping to " maintain through the holidays ?" Last year I gained 8 pounds over the holidays... NOT this year ... If I can maintain or better yet lose a little it will be a huge accomplishment ! Who's with me ? <em>444</em> Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:10:35 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40462339 I'm starting this thread by copying what Ms Beckie wrote last month. Its great advice!! Welcome to December Folks...! A great month to get everything "in order" before another New Year begins!! <BR> patti <BR> <BR> "Join us in setting small goals each month to reach a bigger goal. These winter months and Holidays are HARD for everyone. This challenge helps me to do my best to stay on track and try and pick better options. <BR> Post your start weight on Dec 1 and a Goal to hit by Dec 31. ... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:00:01 EST Biking Challenge.....December 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40449097 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:27:28 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40448130 Have a fantastic Thursday! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:53:51 EST December (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40444170 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for December, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in December (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you i... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:03:31 EST feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40440819 after a horrible sick day yesterday, im back on the wagon! Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:03:46 EST December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40440745 I am looking for people to do a December (one of the hardest times for me) challenge. I am hoping to make it a Pound a Week Challenge (of course more is accepted lol). <BR> If you are interested in joining in...just weigh yourself tomorrow and jump in. <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:38:32 EST older means success can happen if we want it to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40407742 Just because we are in our 60s does not mean we cannot lose weight so we can be healthy. The weight loss is nice but being healthy and being able to do more is even more wonderful. Went from 312 down to 194 and I still want to lose at least 30 lbs more. I am diabetic so the weight loss will really make me healthy. If you want to be healthy then lets do it together please join me! Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:52:49 EST Thanksgiving, I just officially kicked your butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40402870 I stayed under my daily calories AND did a 30 minute work out on my elliptical. Thanksgiving........, consider your turkey butt kicked!!!!!!! OH YEAH!!!!!! Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:28:07 EST Did you hug your cat/dog/bird/r rabbit/hampster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40371143 Or other furry pet today? Sun, 20 Nov 2016 02:46:52 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40367550 feeling cruddy, as usual, but i'm here. sooo that's that. will spend more time lurking around, Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:52:13 EST Started the Jumpstart Your workout challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40301556 I started the challenge today, not sure what caused it but suddenly felt like someone/thing lit a fire under my ass to get my fat ass in shape. The topic for the first day is 'Support' and suggested if you can't get support at home then try the message boards. I love my family, we are all over weight but no one else seems serious about losing weight. I make poor food decisions when we are together so I've decided to utilize Sparkpeople for the support in my healthy lifestyle change over! Wed, 9 Nov 2016 10:39:26 EST November 28 day Challenge starts tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40278825 ANYONE looking for a motivating and supportive team check us out. We do weekly weights, weekly food and fitness challenges, ladies only! Click the link below, add your name to the sign up sheet and get your info on the weigh in thread! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=65279 </link> Sun, 6 Nov 2016 10:55:14 EST BLC Winter!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40274880 Hey there! I was wondering if you were interested in joining us for a Biggest Loser Challenge for Winter? We compete in 10 teams for 10 weeks, 24 members per team. Our team is called the Invincible Indigos and we are having a blast for the Fall challenge together! We have won 1st place a few weeks in a row and are finding the challenges really motivating, if you are interested, just add me as a friend, go to the Biggest Loser Fall all teams Spark Team on my page and join. There is a Win... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 21:50:52 EST Need a Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40253314 Hi, I'm new here. I joined because I need motivation to eat right and exercise. I saw the Challenges offered but I wanted to get some input on which challenge would be right for me. I want a short term goal, about 30 days, and pretty much need to be told what to do - a shopping list for food, what to eat, when to eat it, different types of exercise on each day, etc. Maybe even like a chart that I can check off each thing on each day. I sort of need someone or something to answer to, you k... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 15:14:44 EST Biking Challenge.... ......November 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40244956 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 11:08:27 EST Biggest Loser Challenge - Winter season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40244412 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> One of my main motivators and sources of success is the Biggest Loser Challenge! We are ending our Fall session and starting to prepare for our Winter session. We have 10 teams of 24 and we work together on weekly nutrition and fitness challenges to keep you on track! <BR> <BR> You can sign up here: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Just join the team and add your name to the Winter sign up thread! <BR> <BR> Happy... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:34:30 EST November (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40240798 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for November, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in November (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you i... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:57:47 EST Looking for a Great Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40234909 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 10 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the interteam challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of exercise and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges of... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 03:32:22 EST Do I Have a Great Challenge for You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40218994 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 10 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the interteam challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of exercise and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges of... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:04:35 EST soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40217262 don't drink soda for a week. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:38:43 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40217225 walking after you eat for a week then post how you did... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:36:32 EST Add ons to Oatmeal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40198244 brown sugar Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:39:27 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in NOV 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40194366 Join us in setting small goals each month to reach a bigger goal. These winter months and Holidays are HARD for everyone. This challenge helps me to do my best to stay on track and try and pick better options. <BR> Post your start weight on Nov 1 and a Goal to hit by Nov 30. OR you can just post a total amount you want to lose. <BR> Post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing. We are here to cheer you on your journey, and motivate you to keep trying, never give up. <BR... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:42:24 EST 30 DAY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40135060 I will be starting this challenge on today 10/17/16. It is a 30 day challenge. My goal is to do this challenge until the end of the year. Anyone want to join me? <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9f0b3acc-4afe-4614-b258-422278663e32.jpg"> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:32:42 EST WW smartpoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40087846 Hello everone. I have been on and off on WW and also on different sites including this one. I have counted calories vs. counted points and for me the counting points works better. Is there a way to track my points using this site? I love the recipes, tips, motivational comments....all about Sparkpeople! I want to combine both so that i can use one site. <BR> I follow WW on my own (I have the calculator and eatin out and shopping books) because i cannot afford to attend the meetings or to pay ... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:58:25 EST Find 10 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40078783 Anybody up for the find 10 challenge? Find 10 mins to exercise every day for 30 days. Sun, 9 Oct 2016 14:14:36 EST Biking Challenge...October 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40020453 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:00:45 EST October (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40016874 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for October, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in October (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:12:07 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40007039 Lost 5 lbs. in September 2016 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:03:33 EST Lose 2-5 pound in OCT 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40000899 Join us in setting small goals each month to help us stay on track. <BR> On Oct 1st post a start weight and a goal weight to reach by Oct 31. <BR> OR just let us know how much you plan to lose this month. <BR> <BR> Then post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing. We are here to motivate you, cheer you on, help keep you on track to reach your end goals. <BR> <BR> I love these monthly goals to help me maintain my weight, so I don't get too far off track. The Holiday'... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:28:43 EST 30 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39992505 Looking forward to this. Today is day 1. I'm sure the daily email reminders will be a huge help. Good luck to everyone else working on this, <em>213</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:22:32 EST 21 day challenge - again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39981699 I'm missing the first 21 day challenge after just signing on to Spark because I have a house full of company - but will be gone by the 1st of Oct. Will there be a new challenge each month or just a new challenge I can join in? I'm a total beginner - doing aerobics 3 days a week and I'm 70 years old BUT 50 lbs. overweight and NEED to get healthy for myself...child...3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I want to be around awhile and be able to get out and 'play' with them all. <BR> ... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:29:21 EST "Countdown to Christmas" Challenge Starts Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39968987 Check out this fall challenge which runs from September 23rd to November 23rd. We will be using the letters of each word of "Countdown to Christmas" to move us closer to our weight loss and fitness goals. Since I know we are all busy this challenge will fit nicely into your life. It is not demanding and you only have to be as involved as you wish to be. <BR> <BR> Join us in "Just Check In' team. You can access this team home page by clicking on the team photo on my Spark Page ---pamatga719-... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:28:46 EST Countdown to Christmas Challenge Starts Soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39941034 If you are looking for a great challenge to prepare for the upcoming busy holidays this is your challenge! <BR> <BR> It is a fun challenge using the letters of the above challenge name to work on our respective fitness and weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> It starts this coming Friday, September 23rd. Our team is "Just Check In"-if you can't find us under 100 + lbs. to Lose or by typing in our name in the search bar then go to my Spark Page and click on the team name and it will bring you to ou... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:13:08 EST Fitbit Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39940416 Looking for some bitfit users to do some challenges. <BR> Feel free to add me. <BR> fitbit . com/user/4X4B8N <BR> Have a great Monday. <BR> Carlos <BR> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:47:55 EST Want to lose 30 pounds with me?!? I need a buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39936118 My goal is to lose about 30 pounds by March 22, 2017 (29 to be exact). That is 1.25 pounds/week. I think I can do it - hoping to lose a little more on some weeks and be able to lose a little less during certain times (Christmas week, Thanksgiving week, etc.). I could really use the moral support because over the past 15 years, I have begun to use food as a means of comfort during times of stress <em>39</em> . Looking forward to "meeting" you!!! <em>381</em> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:49:47 EST Need a Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39934985 I am in need of a spark buddy to complete the "Find 10" challenge with me. Any takers? Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:41:41 EST "Count Down To Christmas" Challenge Starts Soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39927476 <BR> "Count Down to Christmas" Challenge starts on September 23rd. We are taking new members who want to have fun, meet new friends and get fit in the process. <BR> <BR> Join us at "Just Check In" team under 100 + Lbs. to Lose or put our team name in the blank address bar or check out my Spark Page pamatga719. <BR> <BR> Hope you to see all y'all <BR> <BR> Pam(atga719)--team leader & peer <em>220</em> <em>529</em> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:03:39 EST Countdown to Christmas Challenge Starts in 1 Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39920134 If you are looking for some fun, meeting new Spark Friends <em>220</em> and getting ready for all of the holiday rush then this is the challenge for you. In our 'small but fierce' team "Just Check In" we believe in doing this the 'easy way'---K.I.S.S. <em>212</em> (keep it simple sweetie). Life is Hard so why should losing weight have to be any harder than need be? It doesn't! <BR> <BR> Come and check out our home page and see what the "Countdown to Christmas" challenge is all about. ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:21:10 EST Hunger Game Christmas Challenge 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39884996 Join me for this challenge that will last until the end of December 2016. <BR> <BR> This team will focus on support and encouragement, while we learn to listen to our bodies to lose weight without denial! <BR> <BR> Eat what you want when you want but ONLY when you're physically hungry, and ONLY until you're physically satisfied. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=67852 </link> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:40:07 EST Fall 5% Challenge Invitation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39860887 <BR> Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let's have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts in September 24th. Please click on this link to join the Challenge and pick your team. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 20:25:42 EST Fall 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39857930 Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let�s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts in September. Please click on this link to join the Challenge and pick your team. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 11:49:47 EST Fall 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39855165 Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let�s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts in September. Please click on this link to join the Challenge and pick your team. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 00:18:20 EST "Move It & Lose It" Step Challenge: Join us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39825660 Come and join us on this K.I.S.S. step challenge. Rules are simple (of course)! <BR> <BR> Track and Post your daily steps and set weekly goals (that I know you will surpass). By "Moving It" you will "Lose It". <BR> <BR> The only other thing I can think of that is simpler is falling off a rock. <BR> <BR> PJB719 (Pam) Just Check In Team Leader & Peer Fri, 2 Sep 2016 14:38:56 EST September (2016) Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39822012 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for September, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in September (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 22:43:17 EST Biking Challenge....September 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39818347 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:42:28 EST How do the challenges work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39812445 I'd like to start a challenge with the first around the corner. <BR> I looked at the many challenges offered on Spark People and they look great, but it seems like there is not a lot of support as far as being in a challenge with others, keeping up with accountability and just overall community support within the challenges? <BR> Am I mistaken? Is there a challenge group that I join then has a check in here within the community chat? <BR> <BR> Does any of this make sense? Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:44:38 EST Vitamin Intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39803827 I'm interested in which vitamins other persons take each day and which vitamins they deem very helpful. <BR> <BR> Thank you, Susan Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:29:24 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in SEPT 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39796948 WOW, OH WOW! Sept is almost here. <BR> <BR> Join us in setting small goals each month to help keep us on track and focused to reach our end goal. <BR> Post a start weight on Sept 1st and a Goal to reach by Sept 30. OR just post how much you want to lose in the month. <BR> Post as often as you like to let us know how you are doing. We are here to help you along the way. <BR> <BR> For me, I love these to keep me on track to maintain my weight. it's such a struggle with weight always movin... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:43:52 EST Biggest Loser Challenge for fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39787235 If anyone is interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Fall challenge or message me directly and I'll get you set up on a team! <BR> <BR> We'll officially begin the challenge Sept 7th (dates differ by a day or two depending on team) and we've still got a few spots left! If you'd like to join us, hurry over and get your name on the wait list, o... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:17:36 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39763604 . Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:46:07 EST Steps walked before 8am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39688279 <em>521</em> Start the day off right to maintain energy and healthy state of mind! Sun, 14 Aug 2016 07:16:53 EST BLC33 - Biggest Loser Challenge - Registering NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39666279 We are the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE in our 33nd Round...More fondly referred to as the BLC33! <BR> <BR> We will Supply you the Tools to Help Keep Your FOCUS and Working toward Your Goals of Better Health and Wellness. <BR> <BR> This is a 15 Week Challenge Comprised of about 16 TEAMS, made up of approximately 20 Challengers per TEAM. <BR> <BR> Results of ALL Challengers will be posted Every Week so you can Track your Own Progress and that of your TEAM. <BR> <BR> You can Expect to make F... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:13:26 EST Did you do your challenge today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39637301 Day 3 down! Sat, 6 Aug 2016 22:52:12 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39603688 On Monday it was my first day returning to a fitness center in a long time. Being that I have arthritis in my feet, I decided the one exercise I will do is work on the treadmill. Once I was done with the treadmill I felt a lot better. I am definitely going to continue this exercise. I did it for 30 minutes. I do not do incline, but I started out at 3.0 and went up to 3.5. I am glad I went back. Another good thing is, when I weighed in at TOPS, I had lost a pound which is good, and which I hop... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 08:52:23 EST Boost your Immune System Cleanse and Detoxify http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39600699 How many of you tried Mechanical Mushrooms? <BR> <BR> How many of you drink herbal tea? To cleanse and detox, boost your immune system or to lose weight. <BR> <BR> How has that improved your health and would you try that same method or diet again. Please leave your responses. Our company has just launched a new product line of herbal and organic: <BR> <BR> � Detox Tea. <BR> � Coffee granules /beans. <BR> � Weight-loss products. <BR> � Liquid coffee drinks. <BR> � All 100% organic & holist... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:11:26 EST Biking Challenge....August 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39599374 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 16:39:28 EST Biggest Loser Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39597646 First of all, you will need to have a sparkpage made and set to public. <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name of this challenge. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We have ITC (inter team challenges) that consist of e... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 13:08:57 EST I am confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39597558 I have joined the weekly challenges, but i do not know what the challenge for the week is or where to find it Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:46:36 EST August (2016) Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39592271 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for August, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in August (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fi... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 18:47:25 EST sugar challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39562309 I have 5 more days on the sugar challenge and I can honestly say that my body feels better. However, after a challenge is over it is best to keep going on with the challenge. Sugar tends to cause arthritis a lot of pain in the body, and I am happy to say since I cut back, the pain has subsided quite a bit. When i was eating ice cream a lot, my feet hurt so bad i could barely walk let a lone drive my car. Now i have no problem doing either. I think everyone should do this challenge to make the... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:43:20 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds in AUG 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39556048 WOW, August is right around the corner. Some kids will be headed back to school soon (of coarse most Michigan kids not till Sept) but that gives us moms a great time to make time for ourselves. <BR> <BR> Starting Aug 1 come post a start weight and a goal weight you would like to hit by Aug 31, OR just post how much of a loss you are looking to hit in the 31 days. <BR> Post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing. We are here to motivate you and keep you going till the e... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:58:00 EST Celebrating a small victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39522292 I'm definitely addicted to sugar. I have an issue stopping once I start, and then a package of 30 full size cookies is gone in a few hours. <BR> <BR> My family decided to go to sonic after I got off work. Instead of getting a 44 oz milkshake with everyone else half price, I walked across the street to wendy's and got a salad minus crutons and cheese, and a chili. Not the best food, but nonetheless I was able to curb my strong desire to eat all the sugarssssies... I was fully satisfied with m... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:58:16 EST The Ketogenic Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39511771 Anybody here doing the keto diet (LCHF)? If so, is there a group for it? Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:27:13 EST Local Police Department Card Blitz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39510395 PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS BY SENDING CARDS STATING YOUR APPRECIATION TO THEM FOR KEEPING US ALL SAFE AND WELL. <BR> <BR> If Sparkers did this across our nation THINK about the POSITIVE IMPACT TO THEIR MORALE! <BR> <BR> Begin today! They need to hear from us! <BR> Thank you! Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:34:10 EST not much for blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39497831 I prefer the "old" way of emailing, but I finally, after about 1 year with Sparkpeople I got to my 1000+ post. <BR> When I understand it more I will be better at it and enjoy it. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:56:49 EST July 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39403762 <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Had a fun and healthy 4th with the help of Spark People support!!! Tue, 5 Jul 2016 00:52:11 EST Challenge: Log 15,000 steps today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39402420 Help me get motivated to become more active Mon, 4 Jul 2016 21:25:34 EST July (2016) Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39383984 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for July, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in July (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine h... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 22:29:06 EST So exited to Join! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39381897 Hey guys! Im a 17 year old female sitting around 125-126 pounds give or take. Im going on a vacation in exactly 5 1/2 weeks and i don't want to loose a ton of weight just a bit ( maybe 5 ) and really tone up! <BR> <BR> I will update everyone on my progress! <BR> Going to incorporate hiit, walks and weight training. Cutting out peanut butter and sticking to 1300 calories a day!:) <BR> <BR> LETS GO!!! Fri, 1 Jul 2016 15:01:07 EST Biking Challenge....July 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39376993 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:02:47 EST Summer Book Read: "Life is Hard, Food is Easy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39373574 Join us at "Just Check In" Spark team (under 100+ lbs. to lose category) for our summer book read. <BR> <BR> We will be reading the book "Life is Hard, Food is Easy!" by Linda Spangle. The subtitle says it all: the 5 step plan to overcome emotional eating and lose weight on any diet. <BR> <BR> We will start on July 15th. I would like to end on Labor Day or the Friday after. <BR> <BR> No weigh ins or cardio minutes to report, just a team discussion of this book as we read it together. <em... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:49:52 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds in JULY 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39351481 Come join us in setting small goals each month to help keep us on track. <BR> We are here to motivate you to keep going and not get discouraged when we have a slight gain. You are not alone in this, there are others who struggle as well to hit their goals. We are here to cheer you on! <BR> <BR> Come post a start weight on July 1, and a goal weight to hit by July 31. OR you can just post how much you would like to lose. Post as often as you would like on how you are doing. <BR> <BR> My goa... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:02:32 EST fiber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39344465 did any body take a fibermucil tablet today Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:50:03 EST 5% Summer Weight Loss Challenge: Are you In? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39337634 Roll Call! <BR> Are you participating in the Challenge? What Team are you on? <BR> <BR> I'm participating on the Champions in the Kitchen team. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:37:17 EST A million steps this summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39300221 Did you know that just 10,526 steps a day, for the ninety five days of summer will yield a million steps? <BR> <BR> If you're a Fitbit (or other tracker) user please join us for a fun, summer walking challenge <BR> Team name: Fitbit: Million steps of Summer challenge. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:52:15 EST 2016 Summer 5% Challenge - Your Invitation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39271785 Please join us for the next challenge which starts in June. Each of us have the goal of losing 5% of our starting weight or if you are at goal, then maintaining your weight. You will be on a challenge team and compete against other 5% teams. It's lots of fun as we do the healthy weekly challenges and have a friendly rivalry with other teams. Team members are supportive and it wonderful to be part of an active team. It's the best way to Spark! <BR> <BR> In the Spring 5% Challenge I hit Onderl... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:07:34 EST Need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39229894 I'm looking for the 5% Challenge community. At least that is what I think it's called. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help! <BR> <BR> Mia Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:44:10 EST SELF DIRECTED TEAM SUPPORTED CHALLENGE- 6/10! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39222662 If you are interested in working on your own personal goals for weight loss and fitness within a team environment this is the challenge for YOU! <BR> <BR> We are a small but fierce team that believes in the K.I.S.S. philosophy. Keep it simple sweetie! <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> This is a challenge that you create, post what you are working on and we will be there to help support and cheer you on. So, looking for something a little different than the other challenges here on SP? Well, you ha... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:48:28 EST Fitbit/Mobile tracker walking challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39218385 Is anyone interested in a Fitbit challenge? If someone doesn't have a Fitbit they can sync the app with mobile fracker so we can challenge each other every day and encourage to walk more! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 02:09:15 EST Does SPARK introduce new challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39208453 Does SPARK introduce new challenges? <BR> <BR> I know we can create out own and post them for us all to do together, but I want to know if SPARK will create more challenges? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Mon, 6 Jun 2016 19:04:55 EST June 28 day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39189297 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=65279 </link> <BR> <BR> We start on MONDAY 6/6 just click the link above and join our team!!! Sat, 4 Jun 2016 08:19:55 EST B2BB challenge in "Just Check In" team--June 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39177713 It's not too late to join the first (of many we hope) "Back to Basics Boot Camp" challenge which starts on June 10th. <BR> <BR> If you are interested first you need to join the team. You can put the name "Just Check In' in the empty address bar when clicking on Spark Teams under the Orange Community tab. It will bring you to the name "Just Check In" then click the blue Join Now tab. You are in. <BR> <BR> Please look over our team home page and then introduce yourself to the rest of the team... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 17:49:02 EST Biking Challenge....June 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39167013 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 12:34:43 EST June (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39162881 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for June, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in June (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine h... Tue, 31 May 2016 22:07:36 EST Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39158444 Silent film star Louise Brooks, ...go! Tue, 31 May 2016 13:14:23 EST Random Acts of Kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39144761 What is a good random act of kindness to do today? Sun, 29 May 2016 21:43:23 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in JUNE 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39128228 Join us in setting small goals each month. <BR> June is right around the corner (SHOCKING) <BR> Come post a starting weight on June 1 and a goal weight to reach by June 30th. (OR just let us know how much you would like to lose) <BR> Post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing in reaching your goals. <BR> <BR> Beckie Fri, 27 May 2016 12:21:33 EST Jawbone UP buddy wanted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39120547 Hi everyone, I have just purchased a Jawbone fitness device, and am looking for buddies to encourage, motivate, challenge, and support each other. If you also feel the same, then please add me as a friend! My search ID is "Suzanna Hot", with a profile picture of a sunflower :) Thu, 26 May 2016 14:08:28 EST Turtle Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39070222 <BR> This isn�t a journey of perfection; it�s one of progress. <BR> <BR> Slow and steady, tried and true � and best of all�.together. <BR> <BR> A thread with daily questions, all are welcome! <BR> <BR> One day, one pound, one step at a time. <BR> <BR> 1) Best thing you did for your health and well being today? <BR> Fri, 20 May 2016 20:39:46 EST I Need a "True Friend" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39064179 I Need a �True Friend� <BR> <BR> I probably wasted a good hour of my life and journey tonight on a potential teammate. <BR> <BR> I don't get it. I reach out to people hoping to create something more than a superficial blogging team of cheer leaders, and the folks I have talked so far just aren't into it. <BR> <BR> I don't understand. <BR> <BR> Why would anyone prefer to blog meaningless rah-rah comments to one another, and then claim they are providing, or receiving, anything more ... Fri, 20 May 2016 04:17:15 EST 30 Day Boost Your Workout Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39030448 By the end of Day 4 I had a shooting pain down the back of my right leg, from the center of my butt cheek all the way to the bottom of my heel. It took 3 days of rest before the pain went away. I want to start back up with Day 5, but now I'm worried about the pain coming back. Anyone had similar issue from doing those first 4 days of workouts? Mon, 16 May 2016 11:15:53 EST Would you like to join a challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39016110 Hi everyone! If you've ever thought of trying a challenge, the summer round of the Biggest Loser Challenge is set to begin at the beginning of June! This is a 10-week challenge. There are 10 teams of 24, competing against each other. Each team also has mini challenges within their own group. <BR> <BR> Not only can you meet some amazing Sparkers, you can work toward your goals in a fun, friendly and competitive atmosphere! It's much less strict than some of the other challenges out there... Sat, 14 May 2016 17:31:12 EST "Back to Basics Boot Camp" Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39009792 Come join us for a 8 week summer 'basic boot camp' challenge. It runs from June 10th-August 10th. Search "Just Check In" team to join our team. Please 'check in' and introduce yourself. Details on the format of the challenge will be made available both on the team home page as well as spark mails mailed out with the details. We believe in the motto "K.I.S.S." (keep it simple sweetie) so this challenge won't be anything but lots of fun and we promise to help each other out with our weight loss... Fri, 13 May 2016 20:48:21 EST Adding Challenges to Trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38991608 There should be a one-click way to add all the daily exercises in a challenge to the fitness tracker, instead of having to add them individually. Wed, 11 May 2016 15:44:12 EST 3 week Health/Fitness Challenge Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38925910 Starts May 9th 2016 <BR> <BR> This is a health & fitness accountability group that will be held on a private page on Facebook! You workout from home with the Beachbody workout program of your choice, drink your daily dose of dense nutrition (Shakeology!!) and eat healthy! <BR> <BR> We will be sharing recipes, motivation, health and fitness tips and you share with us as well! This is how we keep each other accountabile so we can all get the results we want in time for SUMMER!! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:34:34 EST Calorie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38916455 I need accountability! I've been tracking my calories for about 2 weeks and realized I was eating way more than necessary. Now I need to change my habits. I want to stay at or below my calorie range of 1,800-2,000 for 21 days. I'm a breastfeeding mother with a 6 mo old so I really shouldn't go much below that. Mon, 2 May 2016 16:46:36 EST measuring spinach for a smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38914656 I'm not worried about calories....I just don't want to drink an all spinach drink. if you need 2 cups, (container also packed with lettuce). do you just loosely pack a cup measurement. Mon, 2 May 2016 12:31:17 EST Daily ~ Quick check in challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38909357 <em>213</em> <em>30</em> <em>223</em> <em>334</em> <em>220</em> <em>32</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Hi Everyone! Take the challenge of a quick check in everyday this month! Click the link below to go to the Just Check in SparkTeam. Be motivated, encouraged, accountable ~ we can do this! My name is Teresa - I hope to see you check in! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5222aa94-c3ab-4691-83d5-e9d154ff34c1.jpg"> Sun, 1 May 2016 21:18:20 EST May (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38905931 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for May, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in May (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine her... Sun, 1 May 2016 14:11:31 EST Biking Challenge....May 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38905494 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sun, 1 May 2016 12:41:13 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38900834 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just bought from amazon Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. <BR> I should be getting the package sometimes next week - probably on the 5th. <BR> I have been doing 30 Day Shred, Six Weeks Six Pack, Killer Body and some other videos from youtube like Bob Harper. <BR> I am also running on the treadmill & using the elyptical at gym. <BR> Anybody else starting BR this month? <BR> Please feel free to share your experience. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:11:45 EST Did you have your fruit today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38892738 I have had two pieces of fruit today. An apple and a banana. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:04:39 EST Just Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38890369 Just Check In ~ Hi my name is Teresa. I'm doing ok, walked 10 minutes. It's not much but better than nothing. I'll try to do more today <BR> <em>331</em> <em>334</em> <em>213</em> <em>311</em> <em>48</em> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:26:53 EST Health club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38880233 Monday May 2nd I am joining the YMCA. It's a start. With the support of Sparks People this can be a real goal. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:03:37 EST Ready to get on track-Join the May Challenge here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38863629 I'm looking to jump start my way to accomplishing my goals for health and weight loss. Since they go hand in hand and I love a good challenge....I'm starting my re-entry into SparkPeople with a bang! <BR> <BR> Wether you have been on this site for a long time or you are a newbie, if you want encouragement and support, join me starting May 1st! I'm going to post goals and challenges for each week and a different daily challenge for the first two weeks. <BR> <BR> Try it for two weeks with m... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:30:06 EST If you are reading this, drink a glass of water :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38862549 I have heard people gasp when they realize how much time they spend navigating this site and reading/responding to posts. <BR> <BR> It's a great way to stay motivated for sure but it can also be productive if everytime you go to the message boards you....DRINK A GLASS OF WATER! <BR> <BR> You'll get way over your quota in no time! Bottoms up! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> ... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:09:58 EST Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Wants YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38862095 Need help getting healthier this summer? If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We h... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:57:00 EST Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC) is Registering! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38856594 The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 15 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 9+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. During the busy summer months, we have a Summer Camp round which runs for 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CHALLENGED, to focus on NUTRITION, EXERCISE, or some c... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:37:04 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in MAY 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38854804 Join us in setting small goals each month. It helps us stay on track, and accountable. <BR> <BR> Post a start weight on May 1st, and a goal weight to try and hit by the 31st. <BR> Then post as often as you would like on how you are doing. We are here to motivate you to keep going, and help you to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> Beckie Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:26:31 EST Maintain calorie intake goal each day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38839558 Hi...I am looking for a group that would be interested in posting daily their calorie intake goal and then what they actually ate as far as calories. Maybe we can do it here or can create a community board. <BR> <BR> Day 1 for me today! <BR> Daily Goal: 2,241 - 2,591 calories <BR> Actual today: 2,022 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 18:15:30 EST Test-Stressed Teachers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38762488 Arrrggghhh! It's the most stressful week for the year for me. Standardized testing all week. My routine and schedule has me off track. ARRGGHH! Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:44:43 EST Where were you when? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38751242 Where were you when? You last laughed till you cried, you last kissed someone, you last had a hoot-n-anny? Tue, 12 Apr 2016 22:20:44 EST goal is 800 for the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38715177 4th-41 min <BR> 5th-125 <BR> 6th-45 <BR> 7th-45 <BR> Been walking with my fitbit. Also started spring cleaning doing heavy duty housework. <BR> 800/544 Fri, 8 Apr 2016 12:35:19 EST Portion Comtrol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38688782 I'm thankful for the group of sisters I've been challenging with, it's been an overall life change focus as well as controlling my portions. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 13:04:33 EST staying on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38682663 the closer I get to my goal the harder it gets. i keep changing what kinds of foods I eat. my worse thing i do is when i visit friends i eat the wrong foods. then again there is the late night eating when I am bored and watching hulu or you tube. i want this year to be my final year that i get to my goal weight. I have about 14 pounds to go. i am doing my best to motivate myself, but sometimes i lose patience and just eat what i want. i have to learn to say no. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 20:42:17 EST TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38680579 If U R trying 2accomplish your goals an don't achieve it/them in the time U set "remember" time does not exist, only CLOCKS exist Mon, 4 Apr 2016 15:43:59 EST for a challenge does SP count as exercise buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38672382 My Status/Daily Highlight: <BR> Challenge today is to find support for exercise and a person that is integrating a healthy lifestyle. So, In your opinion does SP count? I'm asking because I really don't have an exercise buddy here. And I want to get the points for the challenge... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 17:36:23 EST Biking Challenge....April 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38656117 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 15:51:36 EST April (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38649554 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for April, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in April (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:14:01 EST I thought I was going to lose it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38640111 I will reach 5,000 points this month even though I was basically bed ridden for 3-4 days. But got to get back to more walking. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 20:14:50 EST Newbee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38615852 I am brand new to Sparkpeople.com! The reason I am here is because after seeing pictures of myself while vacationing in Australia, I found that I wanted to hide them from everyone due to how ashamed I felt when I looked at them. I weighed myself for the first time in a long time, and discovered that I was much heavier than I even thought. I want to get back to feeling good about myself. I don't want to be embarrassed to share pictures of myself with others. My goal is to lose 30 lbs. before ... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:41:56 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in APRIL 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38594811 Join us in setting small goals each month. We are here to motivate you to keep going, not give up and cheer you on the way. <BR> <BR> Start whenever you want during the month! <BR> On April 1 post a start weight and a goal weight to reach by April 30. <BR> post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> Beckie Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:48:12 EST Loose 8 to 10 pounds in 30 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38532398 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/133f883f-7371-4b02-aabc-00018f8b0383.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I want to loose 33.6 # <BR> I am now at 162.6. # <BR> I want to get down to 130 # <em>306</em> Aunt Velma Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:25:30 EST Lose 8-10 #s in 30 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38532268 I want to lose 19.8 pounds. I'm at 164.8 now and want to get to 145. <em>381</em> Kim!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ea49d79-6317-4662-bf94-9fc88e71cc78.jpg"> <BR> Short Goal, Need to lose 13.4 pounds <BR> Started at 164.8- try to lose 4.4 pounds (154.4) this month. 10/16 <BR> Starting weight <BR> <BR> 03/18/16) 164.8 <BR> 03/25/16) 159.6 <BR> 10/26/16) 158.4 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:01:50 EST loose 8 to 10 pounds in 30 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38532165 I am excited about loosing weight. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:43:58 EST Walk to Rivendell Starting Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38497748 Hi, <BR> <BR> I just started the walk to Rivendell challenge. I have walked covered 16 miles in the last 2 days with a combination of walking and biking. I guess that would be more like crossing Middle Earth by horseback. :) I have passed the last view of Hobbiton. <BR> <BR> You have walked 16 miles. <BR> You have passed Last View of Hobbiton. <BR> It is 2 miles to the next landmark. <BR> You have 442 miles to reach Rivendell. <BR> <BR> As they began to climb its first slopes they looked b... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 02:23:48 EST Lose 30 Pounds by Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38475143 I am trying to lose 30 pounds by my birthday which is in July. Join me as Ii work hard to get fit and toned by the end of June. <BR> Plan of Action; <BR> 1. Drink half your body weight in water <BR> 2. Do at least 30 minutes of Cardio 5 days a week <BR> 3. Eat 6 small meals a day <BR> 4. Take pictures of your meal before you eat for accountability <BR> 5. Take a picture of yourself before the challenge <BR> 6. Weigh in weekly <BR> 7. No Junk Food , Fast Food or fried foods <BR> 8. Can have ... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 15:14:24 EST 2016 Spring 5% Challenge Community http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38465357 Summer IS coming � are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Spring 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. You get to have fun, make new friends and get in shape! <BR> <BR> During the winter challenge I lost 6lbs. Now I'm looking forward to hitting Onderland in the Spring Challenge. The 5% community is on... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:13:24 EST Rainy but still a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38458772 I worked out with Coach Nicole again today with a cardio burst. I took over 5000 steps and now I am going to eat a nice healthy dinner. Weight in is on Saturday and I can't wait. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:01:22 EST fears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38437982 what are you most afraid of Tue, 8 Mar 2016 20:01:38 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38398862 So I'm 25 years old and i weigh 310lbs. I need help. I need help staying motivated I need help learning what I need to do. My goal weight is 150lbs. I have a very long journey ahead of me. Advice is welcomed. Plz message me and maybe get into a texting group to keep me going. Thank you for reading this. Fri, 4 Mar 2016 19:16:52 EST the future http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38389621 What is your greatest fear? Thu, 3 Mar 2016 19:35:18 EST March 2016 jump rope challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38384385 I am going to jump rope just like when I was a child. The goal is to jump rope for atleast 3x per week for the entire month . It does not matter how long you do it for. Are you in ? Thu, 3 Mar 2016 08:19:24 EST Did you jump rope today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38384339 jump Thu, 3 Mar 2016 08:14:53 EST JEMS (Journal, Exercise, Meals, Successes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38365331 So this can be an ongoing thing... My mom taught me about this and worked really well last time around!!! It's a positive way to keep track of your daily habits even if they weren't so good that day!!! This is how it goes: <BR> <BR> Journal- what did you do today? <BR> Exercise- What exercise did you do today? <BR> Meals- What did you eat? <BR> Successes- What are you proud of? <BR> <BR> Example(yesterday): <BR> J- Today my son (little john) had an awful cold so we couldn't go out :( but we... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 12:35:00 EST Biking Challenge....March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38364556 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 10:30:27 EST March (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38360167 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for Mach, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in March (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine ... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:12:21 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38358312 hi everyone im stephanie and new to this site so if anyone has tips or helpful hints please help me out :) Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:59:52 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in MARCH 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38354263 Join us in setting small goals each month to help motivate us to reach our larger goals. Post a start weight tomorrow March 1st, and a goal weight you would like to reach by March 31st. Post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> Feb 29 - 154.6 <BR> March 31 GOAL - 149! <BR> <BR> Beckie Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:45:30 EST March 2016 Jump rope challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38350048 jump rope every day for 5 minutes minimum for the entire month of march. <BR> Feel free to do more if you are able. I just purchased a jump rope and needed some buddies to help keep me motivated. I will post in the SparkPeople challenge daily for the month of March to see who has jump roped. I bought mine on amazon from a company called NAK fitness. Are you in? <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2016 23:06:34 EST Who is your greatest motivator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38337743 I used to ask myself that question, I think the answer to that is my family Sat, 27 Feb 2016 15:30:08 EST Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38331532 I am now at the point, unless I do 10 or 20 messages per day it will take me about 2 months to earn an award. Oh well, I am in this to be healthy. Look at so many children who seem to need an award to work hard. When I was a child there were three "ribbons", also, when you took a test, what ever grade you got was what you got, no second chances. We learned to read, write, and math through practice and learning what it meant, not dependent on ipads!! Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:53:14 EST How to love this life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38328294 I just want to say that some of the messages that everyone has continued to motivate me to be successful no matter what my age. Thanks everyone Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:32:45 EST after weightloss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38319795 I have a question for those that have lost 40lbs or more. How do you stay toned after the weight loss? Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:37:23 EST Did you meet your Sodium goal today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38279424 If your goal is 1500 or 2300, let us know if you made your goal today. I made my goal of 1500 at 1237. Are you watching your sodium intake. It can be very important if you have heart issues or hypertension (high blood pressure) I recently made this a goal to improve my Minieres disease balance issues. Have a great night. Mama Judy Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:48:04 EST let's eat a rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38227305 Here's how this will work. <BR> Eats veg and fruit. <BR> Post if you've eaten the NEXT color in the rainbow. <BR> Let's see how many rainbows we can eat. <BR> RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE/PURPLE Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:29:47 EST Challenges???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38223029 I've been on and off this site for years. <BR> I notice that the "challenges" are what used to be games. <BR> Change one word. pop stars a-z. <BR> There used to be challenges that challenged you to do something. <BR> Walk more steps than yesterday. Lets eat a rainbow of veggies. <BR> We would check in, post how we did, support and encourage the others involved. <BR> Is there some place I can find challenges like this? <BR> I'm finding it VERY hard to connect on these message boards. <BR> e... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 04:18:40 EST Did you eat 1 raw meal today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38195828 Yes Sat, 13 Feb 2016 03:56:18 EST Healthy Valentines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38189411 What will you do for Valentine's day this year? How are you going to keep it healthy Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:49:57 EST can you give up sweets? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38144269 I crave sweets everyday at the same times Mon, 8 Feb 2016 00:34:42 EST FINISHED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38113435 I am glad to say that I completed two more challenges and i'm am proud of myself for the changes I have made. I had to remind myself that I only had to change one or two things at a time what a pressure release! I was over working myself trying to change everything at once and wanting quick results. I now realize that sometimes take more time than others so I gave myself a break and I'm doing much better. How about you? Thu, 4 Feb 2016 20:47:00 EST Small Steps Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38090858 I learned this little game when writing with NaNoWriMo last year. It's super motivating to me! <BR> <BR> Here's how it works, I will post the last three digits of my current pedometer reading. The poster after me will take my number of steps as the amount of steps they will do after posting, and also post the last three current digits on their pedometer. So, for example, it would look like this: <BR> <BR> Taking 221, Leaving 788 <BR> <BR> You can come back here as many times a day as you l... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 16:49:09 EST workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38090739 i went to the gym last night and hit almost 700 calories.. that made me feel so good.. bc i know my hard work will pay off Tue, 2 Feb 2016 16:36:08 EST February (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38083705 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for February, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in February (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you i... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 22:48:24 EST Biking Challenge .... February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38080505 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:50:06 EST Want/Need a Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38063998 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We have ITC (inter team challenges) that cons... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 22:35:00 EST Wanna have fun while losing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38060760 Hello. I'm new to this too and trying to find support. I found this new app called diet bet and have started a diet bet challenge there too. Please check it out! Here is the link essentially you bet $20 to lose 4% of your weight in one month. Everyone who makes goal splits the pot. Starts next Sunday! go to DietBet.com and search for wvmountainmamas diet bet. Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:55:35 EST What do you eat to meet your vitamin A requirement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38055395 I am having troubles meeting my vitamin A requirement. Wondering if there are good foods out there that I can eat to help fulfill this requirement or if I should start taking a supplement. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 22:27:23 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in FEB 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38050864 Come join us in setting small goals each month to reach our larger goal. <BR> <BR> On Feb 1 post your starting weight, and a goal weight to reach by Feb 29. (YEAH we have an extra day) <BR> Post as often as you would like on how you are doing. We are here to help motivate you to keep going and not give up and cheer you on when you reach your goals. <BR> <BR> Beckie Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:41:37 EST Arm and Shoulder Workout Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37971814 I'm going to be doing Nichole's "9 Minute Seated Arm and Shoulder Workout". I will do this 3x per week. It's 9 minutes and can be done no matter how dreadful the weather is. (Although it's lovely here in Florida). Anyone care to join me? <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/vide<BR>os-detail.asp?video=39 <BR> <em>362</em> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 07:57:19 EST Keep a positive attitude. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37959917 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4401da1a-fdb1-4ed2-9e99-b425273c4e13.JPEG"> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:11:09 EST When you bake... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37958827 When you bake goodies and treats for your family do you endulge with them? Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:55:34 EST Did you stop eating by 8:00 p.m.? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37950705 For once, I actually did! 8-midnight is usually a binge time for me, so I am excited that I was able to do this today! <em>224</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:52:31 EST 10 min daily walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37901073 I signed up but don't how or where to access...hell yes Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:26:55 EST How many challenges do folks do at one time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37892047 I have found it hard to keep up with too many challenges at one time. What about you? Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:27:14 EST BLC Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37842254 We are in the 30th round of the Biggest Loser Challenge! We have lots of different types of teams that would interest you! Come and join us for a round! <BR> <BR> <link>sites.google.com/site/welcometoblc/ </link> Thu, 7 Jan 2016 16:23:39 EST knee pain issues (knee replacement surgery coming) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37841712 Does anyone else suffer with this issue? I still go to the gym and exercise every day but some things are impossible for me to accomplish to the pain in my knee's. Want to do more exercises but am unable to cope with the pain. Any suggestions? Thu, 7 Jan 2016 14:49:47 EST 12 Week 2016 New Year Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37792712 Welcome everyone and thanks Tawney and for being ready to jump right in. <BR> <BR> If today is the first day of your weight loss plan, tip of the day: don't go running to the gym yet, don't throw out all of your junk food, and avoid buying the most expensive training and fitness gear for now. This sounds like strange advice, but think about it. Buying a gym membership doesn't mean you'll use it. Throwing out all of your junk food doesn't mean you'll automatically start eating better. And the... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 07:26:05 EST Biking Challenge....January 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37785582 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:07:13 EST January (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37783501 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for January, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in January (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is ... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:12:20 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in JAN 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37758928 Wow, this year seemed to go by fast, and in 3 days we will start a new year. Come join us in setting small goals each month to try and reach our larger goal. <BR> on Jan 1 post a start weight and a goal weight to reach by Jan 31. <BR> Join in ANYTIME during the month. <BR> Post as often as you would like on how you are doing. We are here to motivate you to keep trying and stay on track to reach it. And to cheer you when you do. <BR> <BR> Beckie Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:14:24 EST Promote the Outdoors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37700431 I challenge all "Sparkers" to promote the outdoors and to share how you did so. Express the importance of experiencing nature. <BR> <BR> Trailtrodder <em>295</em> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:43:29 EST Pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37656537 Anyone else want to challenge themselves to pushups? I'd like to have someone else to match with/push myself with. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:47:44 EST 12 Week Holiday Challenge-Welcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37251561 Hello Everyone <BR> Just checking my calendar and realized that its only 12 weeks to Christmas! Wouldn't it be great to be at goal or at least 20 pounds lighter for all the holiday parties. Well, we can do it. Lets all get excited and start planning to reach our goals and imagine ourselves looking and feeling great. <BR> <BR> I myself have personal goal to lose another 15 to 20 pounds by end of November when I have my 6 months follow up. I need to lose between 2 to 2.8 pounds a week. That'... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:37:47 EST ONE WORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37216002 In one word how was your day? Mon, 28 Sep 2015 20:56:08 EST sleep/sleeplessness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=37110422 Sleep is a challenge for me these days. Monday I undergo carpel tunnel surgery and hopefully shortly after that I'll be able to sleep better... until then here I am 4:33am sitting in the dark with only the light of my Mac to go by.. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 05:34:07 EST Summer 5% Challenge Invitation to Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=36494971 Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let�s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! <BR> <BR> Please join the challenge and do your best, that's it. Work at your own pace and do what is comfortable for you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/m... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:32:05 EST Does Anyone else have a difficult time saying no.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=36415629 Friends and family always want to see me, and by see me, I mean go out to dinner, or drinks, or to a party where temptation looms. <BR> <BR> My mother, GOD LOVE HER, is so sweet, always wants me to come over for dinner once a week, and out to lunch on Sunday after church but she doesn't cook things I can eat, and I am trying to not eat out as much when I don't know how the food is prepared. I am just tired of only seeing them and have to have all our activities revolve around food, but she ... Thu, 28 May 2015 14:09:17 EST Too fat to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=36353521 Does anyone else find that they are too obese for most exercises including walking? Walking is highly painful for me partially because I had a bad car accident 2 years ago that broke my back but also because I have gained an enormous amount of weight in a short amount of time. Some have suggested water work for me and I think that's a great idea but its not something that I can really do at night when I have time. Have any of you started off just following the diet until you started to get to... Tue, 19 May 2015 02:23:27 EST Sparkteam Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=35909285 How many did you spin for your teams today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start..... <BR> <BR> <BR> 12 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:08:15 EST Why do you want to lose weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=35735918 My BMI is too high&#128070; Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:04:36 EST How many Sparkpoints do you have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=35401809 83074 Sat, 17 Jan 2015 15:57:52 EST Challenge #1 completed next 25 weeks to 6/16/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=35229277 OK ladies here we go on our next 25 weeks, I hope I can make my ultimate goal by then Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:34:14 EST HOW COLDIS IT AT YOUR HOUSE THIS MORNING? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34928675 IT'S A NICE 62 HERE AT SEBASTIAN FL. GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY! Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:42:59 EST Did you say a pray for some one today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34763033 yes Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:06:30 EST Did you ride a bike today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34636390 Yes Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:46:42 EST At least one vegetable per day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34102077 I thought since we are tracking a piece of fruit per day, then we should also not which vegetable(s) we eat each day. After all, we need 5 servings of fruits/vegetables daily. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:18:02 EST Did you make someone smile today ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34000263 YES Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:28:50 EST One thing I will do different tomorrow.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33784697 .....to better my health, mood, life...whatever moves you. I plan on placing a emoticon check the next day I post if I was successful. See how many days we can get in a row you can list a few things. More than 3 would be hard for me to change so let's say no more than 3 a day. <BR> Be specific with goals <BR> <BR> 6/3-tomorrow I will: <BR> -drink at least 2 water bottles full <BR> -ride bike to Y and radio show, at least 5 miles <BR> -take my multi vit <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:17:53 EST Say something positive about yourself every day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33698644 I thought this might be a great way to help us stop being critical of ourselves. I know I am too critical of myself and am trying to stop that. <BR> <BR> Each day post something here you like about yourself, or something positive you've done. <BR> <BR> I'll start by saying something positive about myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a friendly person that enjoys giving and getting hugs. <em>220</em> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:22:55 EST favorite food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33434212 salad Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:28:12 EST Dog breeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32141920 A-Z Sun, 6 Oct 2013 13:30:01 EST Are you choosing to be happy today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32083297 Happiness is a personal choice and I'm happy!!! Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:00:55 EST My bonus Spin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=31658183 I was getting 2's for days and I just got a 10! yay! Sat, 3 Aug 2013 13:02:32 EST Did you make your bed today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=31543843 I did. Helps me with activity too! lol Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:27:37 EST How many spark points until next level? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=31447369 8399 Tue, 9 Jul 2013 07:19:00 EST 75 or more SparkPoints per dayt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=31409945 86 so far today Thu, 4 Jul 2013 15:37:08 EST Bonus points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=31073583 I got 7 points in my bonus spin today! Fri, 24 May 2013 22:31:14 EST Bible verse of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=30509364 How about a Bible verse or another inspiring quote to encourage everyone with today. (If you go to Bible Gateway you can just cut and paste the verse you want to save lots of typing!) <BR> <BR> Psalm 34 <BR> I will praise the Lord at all times. <BR> I will constantly speak his praises. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:21:11 EST What Spark Level are you on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=29781470 I am on 18, soon to be 19 in 3 + years Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:15:25 EST sleep...good or bad? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=29122128 i have been really good at getting my 8 hours in every night but lately iv been more tired then before when i only got 6 or so hours..is this good or bad? Fri, 19 Oct 2012 15:02:21 EST Change A Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=28161305 Change one word at a time and only post two words. <BR> <BR> This thread will start with: <BR> <BR> Goal Weight Fri, 6 Jul 2012 21:47:22 EST Did you sleep well last night? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=28137798 yes Wed, 4 Jul 2012 13:28:47 EST Goal Weight Loss This Week - And how? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=27348952 I like to set a stretch goal each week on the amount of weight I'd like to lose and the steps I'm going to take to try to reach it. (I weigh in every Thursday morning so today is a new week for me!) <BR> <BR> This week I've set the following goal- <BR> <BR> Big push this coming week - <BR> -2 Days of Drinking (must stay within my 1200-1550 calorie intake) <BR> -Get back into the gym- get my Sharonville Rec Center membership, cancel my Ideal membership, and get my cardio back up! <BR> -NO e... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:27:43 EST Bonus Spin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=27238311 7 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:01:22 EST Have you been outside yet today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=26215981 I'm heading out now. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:32:38 EST Did You Take A Vitamin D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=26200723 Yep Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:03:12 EST 10 days at a time challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=25918938 Sick of allowing the slow moving scale or stress to derail you? Sick of falling back into bad habits? I am. So, I am challenging myself to complete 10days at a time with the intent to make a permanent change in my relationship with food before my 40th birthday in August. I'd like to be in the 140's by then. <BR> <BR> So, I'm on day four and feel great! I am eating consciously and exercising regularly. Six days to go before I weigh in. I hope to see a 1lb drop each cycle but that won't be my ... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 10:54:45 EST Do You Make Time To Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=25918852 Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. <BR> � Edward Stanley <BR> Wed, 9 Nov 2011 10:47:33 EST 5 pounds at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=25763107 I have found that smaller goals are much easier for me to achieve, so I am doing 5 pounds at a time. My goal is to lose each 5 pounds in no more than 5 weeks. Once I hit 5 pounds, I will immediately start working toward my new goal of five more pounds. I have tried so many times to lose weight, but having a goal of 50-100 pounds is intimidating and spirit-crushing for me. Five pounds at a time seems to be working better. So if you would like to join me, feel free to post here! We can ta... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 12:13:42 EST What Type of Exercise Did You Do Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=24774501 I use an InTone Jogger/Trampoline and follow the 20 minute video. Gets the heart beating! <BR> <em>331</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:40:24 EST Did you go outside today??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=24720280 Yes -- all day!! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 16:15:33 EST Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=24554313 How many bonus points did you get today? Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:03:43 EST My wheel points today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=23193405 I got 10 points today, but yesterday i got 25. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:05:16 EST Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=22285513 Post the Emoticon that matches your mood today! <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 06:23:40 EST Happy or Sad today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=22212962 Me am Happy Mon, 13 Dec 2010 07:23:38 EST Reduce (NOT eliminate) alcohol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=21728028 Do you feel that alcohol is inhibiting your goals? Do you wish to have a more sensible relationship with alcohol, making it fit in to your daily or weekly plan (instead of wrecking it?)? If you wish to consume alcohol sensibly, without it consuming you, this is your thread! <BR> <BR> Please note: if you want to have an Alochol free streak...there are other threads to meet your needs. This is for people who wish to consume alcohol, but work it into their daily, or weekly plan. <BR> <BR> If t... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 21:33:51 EST change a word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=21625267 The object of this thread is to take the word that is posted and keep one and change one. It is a simple task. Just make sure your reply is two words and one of them is the same as the last post. <BR> <BR> The new start to this thread is: <BR> <BR> SPELL CHECK Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:47:42 EST Total Spark Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=21289728 12,477 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:13:41 EST lose 1lb a week (start any time) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=20902154 A healthy weight loss is typically no more than 2lbs. There are 52wks in a year so losing only 1lb a week = 52lb. Changing eating habits alone can help with this challenge. Exercising 2 or 3 times a week will make it that much easier. Doing both will most likely help u surpass the challenge. So are u in? If so, post your results each week and what u did to get those results. Good luck! Mon, 23 Aug 2010 22:38:44 EST Did you track your food today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=20655050 Track your food for the day and post it here. <BR> Give yourself a Thumbs Up!!! <em>250</em> Wed, 4 Aug 2010 23:24:10 EST name one of the fifty states http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=16120306 kansas Sat, 8 Aug 2009 17:24:47 EST Are you walking with God today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=15796901 1. Did you pray? <BR> 2. Did you thank God for all the blessings you received? <BR> 3. Did you read your Bible? <BR> 4. Did you understand what you read? <BR> 5. Did you give all praise, glory and honor. Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:08:50 EST Did you sleep well last night? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=15742286 Yes or no? Sat, 4 Jul 2009 05:44:33 EST DID YOU WALK TODAY?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=14361253 WALK EVERYDAY FOR A HEALTHIER YOU . Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:11:13 EST What have you done today to make you feel proud? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=13161106 Despite feeling horrible I got in a 100 minute workout Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:26:19 EST wheel points today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=12780402 1 Mon, 1 Dec 2008 22:37:37 EST POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=12121872 How many Spark "WHEEL" points today Sat, 11 Oct 2008 11:07:37 EST Did you take your Fish Oil (Omega 3) today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=8712888 Studies are showing that the Omega 3 in fish is great for your health. If you eat a lot of fish, great! But if you are like me and don't care for fish you can take a fish oil supplement. <BR> <BR> Here is a Spark article to learn more about the health benefits. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=873 </link> Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:42:15 EST No eating after 8:00pm Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=6438968 Bob Green (the Oprah Show - Best Life Diet) says it is important to stop all eating and drinking (except water) at least two hours prior to bedtime. Oprah said she sets a certain time as bedtime can fluctuate making easier to not follow the rule. <BR> <BR> I have been following and challenging myself to not eat anything after 8pm since I started on SP because snacking while watching evening TV was my biggest weakness. <BR> <BR> I have been successful and now want to challenge anyone else ... Tue, 10 Jul 2007 01:57:01 EST 1000 ACTIONS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=4692717 I listened to an archived radio program on Hayhouseradio.com by Micheal Neill. It was called 1000 ACTIONS. <BR> <BR> The premise of the show was that you can set a goal, and breaking it down into smaller steps you can achieve it by WORKING ON it by TAKING ACTIONS. <BR> <BR> The Host said though 1000 seems like a lot, it is really 4 ACTIONS a DAY. 4 actions a day seems very doable. I am going to start today, working toward 1000 small steps to get to my goal. <BR> <BR> I am hoping other... Fri, 5 Jan 2007 12:11:03 EST Did you take your Vitamin(s) today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=4659539 This is something I need to get back on track with. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> Did you take your vitamin(s) today? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 2 Jan 2007 10:35:54 EST Eat Within Your Calorie-Range Streak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=4288616 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm sort-of new to the site, but I want to start a challenge. <BR> <BR> The thing that I have trouble with is staying within my calorie range. Drinking water is no problem for me, eating fruits and veggies is no problem, even exercise is doable. What I really need to do is to stay within that range (last week for example, I only managed it 3/7 days! <em>24</em> ). <BR> <BR> So, I want to start a streak! Anyone with me? I'm aiming for 30 days myself, but hope to go... Sat, 11 Nov 2006 22:10:15 EST Daily weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=2642204 Weighing in daily isn't for everyone. But for me, it's a motivator. If you are like me, add your daily weight and lets support each other. <BR> <BR> Wednesday - 203 (Day 1) <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Jun 2006 22:08:12 EST Pedometer Challenge Club! Join us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=2469057 <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> I thought I'd start a pedometer challenge because I really want to hit 10,000 per day. Who's with me? <BR> <BR> May 24: 11545 steps! <BR> dist 5.466 <BR> cal 697.0 (is this accurate?) <BR> <BR> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> Wed, 24 May 2006 22:39:07 EST Walk to Rivendell Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=2100267 It is 458 miles from Hobbiton to Rivendell. <BR> Are you up for the journey? <BR> <BR> I'd like to do the Walk Through Middle Earth again and as Frodo and Sam can attest to, it's always easier with a friend. <BR> <BR> Mileage for the entire Middle Earth Walk can be found at the website listed below: <BR> <BR> http://home.insightbb.com/~eowynchalleng<BR>e/Walk/walk.html Fri, 21 Apr 2006 12:48:48 EST 1,000 Mile Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=866141 I have never seen this anywhere on the treads I thought it would be a cool challenge. I have been a runner off and on now since my Army days and now I am training for a 8k and eventually a half and then a complete marathlon. My challenge is this. See how long it takes you to go 1,000 miles. Log in your miles everyday, this is not a race to see who gets there first. I wanted this to challenge myself and hopefully others will join me.Once I do this I plan on moving my miles higher and highe... Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:08:39 EST I piece of fruit a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=340463 I always forget to add fruit to my diet. This challege is to eat one piece of fruit a day. Anyone interested? Wed, 11 May 2005 20:14:38 EST 10,000 - 20,000 day step challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=300508 Hey everyone, <BR> I love to walk and run everyday but I have to cut back for a while due to some old injuries to the knees and back. But now that I am fully recovered I like to put a challenge out to anyone who wants to do it. I personally am doing this to get back into shape that I was in before I was laid up. <BR> I just bought a new pedometer and one of my goals everyday is to get anywhere from 10,000 - 20,000 steps each day. Who wants to join in? <BR> Today as of 4:30pm I have gon... Tue, 19 Apr 2005 16:28:33 EST