SparkPeople Step By Step... Day By Day Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11460 Having a hard time being consistent with your eating habits and workouts? Join us as we take it step by step & day by day...toward our goal(s). SparkPeople Step By Step... Day By Day Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11460 New to the team and ready to get healthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x57583036 Hi All! I'm 49 and feel like I'm 70 - I'm tired of every joint in my body hurting. I sit all day at work - about 12 hours per day. Then I come home and sit some more til it's time for bed! I'm ready to get more active and enjoy these years with hubby now that the kids are grown and we have more time for each other. I have about 60 pounds to lose. I know I have to start slow so I don't hurt myself (even though I want to feel better NOW!). Any hints on how to start an exercise program early... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:27:21 EST new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x57536358 I'm new to this team. It seemed like a team that matched my struggles. I have about 25 pounds to lose. My biggest struggle is soda. I won't drink diet soda (artificial sweeteners are so bad and they just taste horrible). Soda makes me happy. Not having soda makes me sad and cranky. Having any soda at all makes me crave it really bad, so getting rid of it out of my diet is the best option, but it hurts...even if I replace it with another caffeine-containing drink, I feel bad. So I'm t... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:07 EST Fell off the wagon rolled over and tumbling still http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x57510759 Hello, <BR> <BR> Looking for some support and motivation. I'm really disappointed in myself how much I've gained. I have no motivation to lose weight. I Feel almost depress. We had a long winter in Chicago. All I do is watch TV and sit on the couch. I haven't exercised in awhile and my appetite is out of control. I'm always eating and drinking soda. I lost my dad two years ago and haven't really gotten over it. Right now I should be my happiest I'm finally engaged. Money and planning for th... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:57:59 EST Question week of April 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x57507767 Do you like to keep fresh flowers inside? <BR> <BR> I love to have them around. It brightens up my mood. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:52:01 EST I have about 40 pounds to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x57415457 I'm needing to lose the pounds for my health, I'm 28 started at 206 and down to 187as of 4/6/14 Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:19:06 EST Question of the week April 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x57410862 Do you handle pain well? <BR> <BR> I don't. I have had dental work and I am having a hard time handling the pain. I just cry all the time. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 17:18:16 EST Starting anew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x57381570 Greetings! I am embarking upon this journey, yet again. I have had a life long struggle with emotional eating. I now weigh the same as when I had been 9 months pregnant. No baby on board this time, however. I find myself doing very well one day, and then not so much the next. This has already started this week! I am trying to take each day at a time, and letting go of what was past and focusing on the future. <BR> <BR> My personal goal is to be my weight at my wedding (2001) by Janu... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:08:52 EST Beat Our Miles: Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x57345258 Here are "the rules": <BR> <BR> ~ The Challenge begins this Wednesday, April 2. This will take us up to Wednesday, April 30. <BR> ~ For 4 weeks we will track our walking. Each week under the Challenge Forum there will be a new thread for that week. For example: "Beat Our Miles Challenge: WEEK 1". You will post 1 time only. <BR> ~ Each day for that week you will edit your post to reflect the amount of miles you walked, jogged or ran. Any mile that you walk that you can track counts. For this ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:10:25 EST Question of the week of March 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x57332200 Do you like baseball if so what is your favorite team? <BR> <BR> I like the Rangers Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:04:08 EST Question of the week of March 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x57244320 Do you prefer working out by yourself or with some one? <BR> <BR> I like to workout by myself Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:15:27 EST Put some SPRING in your step!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x57233659 To celebrate that Spring is here (although it is cold here in Oklahoma again today), put some spring in your step. Jump rope, walk, run, or bicycle--anything to get your feet moving and your heart rate up! <BR> <BR> Let us know how you are doing this week! <BR> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:43:27 EST Just started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x57231942 Hi everyone. I'm new to Spark People and I hope it will help. I've never been able to loose weight. The problem is I truly hate to exercise. I've recently started beginner yoga and the 10 minute trainer. If I can just commit to 10 minutes per day, I'm sure I can do it. Maybe coming to the site each day will help also. Have a great weekend! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:26:27 EST Question of the week of Marh16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x57187711 Sorry so late. I have had teeth problems, <BR> <BR> <BR> How often do you go to the dentist? <BR> <BR> I haven't been in a long time and now I am paying for it. I have gum disease and so I will start going every 3 months after I have a deep cleaning done in a few weeks. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:21:49 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x57103769 Hello All... My name is Jill and I'm joining the group in hopes that I might actually stick to it this time! I have a 50 hr/week job, and two active kids (6 and 9). I feel as if I work, come home, make dinner and then want to do nothing but pass out at that point! I know I'm tired because I don't get enough exercise, but I don't have the energy to convince myself to get started on exercising!! <BR> <BR> That's where this team comes in! I'm hoping it will help to motivate me to get moving :) ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:20:58 EST New here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x57075873 I have a lot of trouble sticking to routines because at this time I am not accountable to anyone. Please help me. <BR> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:46:44 EST Question of the week of march9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x57073643 Do you celebrate St. Patrick's day? <BR> <BR> No we don't. My son's birthday is on that day so we celebrate his birthday. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:19:58 EST Qusetion of the week of March 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x57001752 Do you have any plans for spring break? <BR> <BR> We don't. Just stay home and hang out Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:53:45 EST March EASY Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x56966629 We will update each week and I might throw in a mini challenge along the way!! <BR> <BR> Starting weight -- <BR> My personal goal for this week <BR> Weight loss this week: <BR> Total loss: <BR> <BR> <BR> E.A.S.Y Challenge 1 <BR> <BR> E --- Examine your reasons for wanting to lose weight <BR> A --- Access Spark DAILY (even if it’s just to spin the wheel) <BR> S --- Stop beating yourself up -- today is a new day! <BR> Y --- Yell if you need help!! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:30:50 EST Question of the week of Feb 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56899928 What is your favorite heart healthy food? <BR> <BR> oatmeal and dark chocolate Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:19:34 EST Question week of Feb 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56811267 What is your favorite thing about Spring? <BR> <BR> I love the flowers and the signs of newness. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:13:42 EST Feb 16 through 28 Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x56793461 I will post a daily challenge each day for the rest of the month. Feel free to message me with ideas that you have for a daily challenge. <BR> <BR> For today, watch the following video. It was posted in another group and it is worth watching. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=40 </link> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 09:23:39 EST Question week of Feb 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56724700 Do you celebrate Valentine's day? <BR> <BR> We buy a few gifts for the kids but that is about it. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:59:02 EST Question week of feb 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56633244 has it been really cold where you live? <BR> <BR> I live in Texas. We have had some cold weather but not much ice or snow. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:16:36 EST Feb 1-14 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x56599918 I will be posting two challenges this month. The first has to do with starting a healthy habit. I think this is something everyone can work on, regardless of where you are in your weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> 1. Pick a specific area to focus on and set a goal in that area. It can be anything from tracking your food to exercising 10 minutes each day to eating your vegetables. It is whatever YOU need to work on. <BR> <BR> 2. Create a streak of at least 7 days and aim for 14!! They say t... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:08:21 EST Question of the week of Jan 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56536051 Do you watch the super bowl and who are you rooting for? <BR> <BR> We do for the commercials and half time show. We are rooting for the Broncos since our two teams are not in it. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:37:24 EST Question of the week of Jan 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56441482 Do you watch the Olympics? <BR> <BR> I love the winter ones. I watch figure skating , most of the skiing, and hockey when our country is playing. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:02:54 EST Question of the week January 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56330032 Do you have a WII system? If so do you use it to workout with? <BR> <BR> We have , I play Just Dance every once in while. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:00:32 EST Question week of Jan 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56243806 Do you join in on any of the Sparkpeople created challenges? <BR> <BR> It just depends what it is. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:49:54 EST January Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x56156312 Use the following template to meet your January exercise goal. Post your goal for the month then come back daily/weekly to track your minutes. Good luck everyone! <BR> <BR> MONTHLY GOAL: <BR> <BR> DAYS: <BR> <BR> 1 - <BR> 2 - <BR> 3 - <BR> 4 - <BR> 5 - <BR> 6 - <BR> 7 - <BR> <BR> Weekly Total = <BR> <BR> 8 - <BR> 9 - <BR> 10 - <BR> 11 - <BR> 12 - <BR> 13 - <BR> 14 - <BR> <BR> Weekly Total = <BR> <BR> 15 - <BR> 16 - <BR> 17 - <BR> 18 - <BR> 19 - <BR> 20 - <BR> ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:19:31 EST Question of the week of December 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56125795 Do you make new years resolutions? <BR> <BR> I set some goals. <BR> 1. no nibbling <BR> 2. more challenging workouts <BR> 3. better portion control when we go out to eat Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:05:27 EST December Challenge through Dec. 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x56064428 Since everyone will be busy with holiday gatherings, our challenge until the end of the year is: <BR> <BR> Drink a minimum of 64 oz. water each day. <BR> Exercise at least 30 minutes twice a week. <BR> Make positive, healthy choices. <BR> Think about what you need to work on in 2014 and message me so I can fit challenges to your needs! <BR> <BR> Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! <BR> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 21:44:28 EST Question week of December 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x56059833 What is your favorite holiday tradition? <BR> <BR> Mine is making Santa's cookies with the kids and putting out the reindeer food. Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:56:46 EST December Challenge Week Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x56002370 60 second challenge <BR> <BR> This is a challenge to get you moving in the morning and set the tone for the rest of the day and, that’s right, it only takes 60 SECONDS!! <BR> <BR> All you need to do is choose an exercise to do first thing in the morning – it may be cardio eg jumping jacks, jump rope or jogging in place or maybe a strength training exercise eg lunges, crunches, push ups - and simply do that exercise for just 60 seconds. <BR> <BR> Share with us what you have done! If you ... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:22:25 EST Qestion week of December 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55999013 Do you drive around and look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve? <BR> <BR> We do to keep the kids occupied. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:06:54 EST December Challenge Week Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x55914400 This week we are going to W.I.N.!! <BR> <BR> W=Water, a minimum of 8 glasses per day <BR> I=Ignite your body--a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise per day <BR> N=Nutrition--5 fruits/vegetables daily <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 22:01:01 EST Question week of December 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55908873 What is your favorite Christmas song? <BR> <BR> Mine Believe from Polar Express Sun, 8 Dec 2013 12:21:07 EST Question of the week of Deceember 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55828282 What is your favorite holiday movie or show? <BR> <BR> Mine is Polar Express. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:19:27 EST December Challenge Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x55816933 EATING HABITS <BR> For this week, let’s make a plan that will help us do a better job of eating healthier. What will you choose that will make an impact on your eating habits? Here’s a few examples, but feel free to use a different one that means more to you. It needs to be one habit you will stick with for the rest of the week. Remember, if it's something you already do then it's not a challenge!! <BR> <BR> • No late night snacking <BR> • Eating breakfast every morning <BR> • Limit the ____... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:59:07 EST Question of the week of Novemeber 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55680741 Do your pets keep you active? <BR> <BR> My dog is an indoor dog. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:56:09 EST Question of the week of Novemeber 10 thru 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55598245 Do you exercise outdoors during the colder months or do you prefer to exercise indoors? <BR> <BR> I like to stay indoors to exercise Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:47:04 EST Question of the week of November 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55513821 Are you going out of town for Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> We are staying at home. Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:57:17 EST Stay on Track Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x55464042 Each evening I will post the following day's challenge--all YOU have to do is DO IT!! Post back with the <em>248</em> emoticon when you have successfully completed the challenge. <BR> <BR> Nov. 1--Move more. Instead of emailing that office co-worker, walk to their desk or exercise during commercials. Do something above and beyond your normal workout routine. <em>361</em> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:01:30 EST List one goal you can accomplish today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55428251 clean the toliets Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:54:43 EST Question of the week of 10/27 thru 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55428233 How do you plan on staying on track during the holidays? <BR> <BR> I am going to focus on portion control and exercise everyday. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:53:32 EST Question week of 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55343553 Do you dress up for Halloween? <BR> <BR> I don't. I like to see my kids all dressed more. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:25:14 EST Question of the week October 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55260075 Do you decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> We do but I don't use scary decorations I only use the cutesy ones. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:06:36 EST Question of the week October 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55173434 What is your favorite fall fruit or veggie? <BR> <BR> I love apples this time of year. Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:52:40 EST Question of the week Sept 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55085884 Do you watch football? <BR> <BR> not really but I like the Ravens and Cowboys Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:21:12 EST Challenge Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55066166 I will be in and out of the group for the next few weeks. My father-in-law was in a serious accident on Tuesday. While he is going to be ok, it's going to be a long road to recovery. I am going to be busy helping to take care of him and get my mother-in-law to the hospital as often as possible until he is released. Please bear with me. I have posted several challenges for October (which will run for the whole month). Please chose one or all of them to participate in. I will try to chec... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:08:56 EST October Challeng e-Weight loss, calories and more! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x55066116 October is just a few days away. I have come up with a few different things to do for our challenge. Let's see how much we can lose as a team the month of October. IF you want to participate just copy the chart below with your starting weight and come back each Tuesday and post your weight. <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> starting weight <BR> week 1 weight <BR> week 2 weight <BR> week 3 weight <BR> week 4 weight <BR> week 5 weight <BR> <BR> Another challenge is for every sparkpoint you get ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:02:42 EST Fall into Fitness!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x55066044 Autumn is here <em>465</em> and so is your opportunity to get moving <em>318</em> and start a regular exercise routine. Summer may be a time of lazy days, where we slack off and maybe eat too much ice-cream! We know when we get out of our routine, it's our body that suffers. Now's the time to commit, hit the ground runnin' <em>312</em> and get fit. Post your fall fitness goals and check in weekly to let us know how you are doing!! Sat, 28 Sep 2013 17:54:18 EST Question of the week Sept 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x55004331 What is your favorite part of fall? <BR> <BR> Mine is pumpkins and cooler weather. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:26:14 EST Sept 22-Sept. 30 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54994564 This week work on whatever it is you are struggling with. <BR> <BR> For me that is both diet and exercise. I am getting my water in but that is about it. I will be travelling for work again this week. The hotel has a fitness center which I plan to use. Eating out will be my biggest struggle. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 15:28:11 EST Question week of Sept 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54920548 What is your favorite food at the fair? <BR> <BR> Mine is tatar twisters and corn dogs Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:56:06 EST Sept. 15-22 Nutrition Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54913005 Fall is quickly approaching and the accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables will be dwindling. I know my garden has begun to go to seed this past weekend (all but the tomatoes and pumpkins). <BR> <BR> Read the following article for tips to increase the shelf life of your fruits and vegetables and get in your 5 fruits and vegetables each day this week. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1153 </link> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:25:05 EST Sept. 15-22 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54912938 How many of us stretch before or after our workouts? Stretching is good for you! <BR> <BR> Read the following article and add stretching into your exercise routine this week. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1261 </link> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:16:58 EST What are you thankful for today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54840220 I an thankful for being able to be married for the last 18 years to a wonderful man. Mon, 9 Sep 2013 14:03:25 EST Question of the week September 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54840161 is there any new fall tv shows you plan on watching? <BR> <BR> Dancing with the Stars <BR> Betrayed <BR> Michael J Fox show Mon, 9 Sep 2013 13:56:58 EST Sept. 8-14 Nutrition Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54819764 Drink 8 glasses of water each day. Once you have done so, leave a spark goodie for a team member that has to do with water!! Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:44:33 EST Sept. 8-14 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54819750 Do an activity of your choice everyday for at least 15 minutes. This can be whatever you choose. Each day come back and post an emoticon for each 5 minutes you complete. Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:43:14 EST Question week of September 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54752564 Is there any foods off limits? <BR> <BR> Not for me. I can't not eat foods that I love or I will binge on them later. Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:31:39 EST September 1-7 Nutrition Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54733528 This week is fairly easy. Just stay within your calorie range!! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:13:34 EST September 1-7 Fitness Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54733500 This week's challenge will be a set of 5 daily exercises. Do each set 5 times. If you cannot do them, modify to something you can do. <BR> <BR> Day 1: 5 basketball jumps (jump and pretend to shoot a basketball) <BR> 5 jumping jacks <BR> 5 jump ropes (with or without the rope) <BR> 5 butt kicks (jog in place while kicking heel back) <BR> 5 skater slides (slide or leap side to side throwing one leg behind you) <BR> <BR> Day 2: 5 push ups <BR> ... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:11:03 EST Question week of 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54665200 Do you have any plans over labor day weekend? <BR> <BR> Not really. We are taking down the pool and going to go see The Mortal Instruments City of Bones. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:01:50 EST Question week of August 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54580690 If you could go anywhere in the world and money was no object where would you go? <BR> <BR> I would love to go to Italy. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:20:21 EST A to Z occupations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x54494846 Astronot(can't thin k of the spelling) Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:50:26 EST Question week of August 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54494801 What has been your biggest struggle throughout your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> Mine has been getting enough protein and fiber and I struggle on making the right the choices on the weekends. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:47:10 EST August Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54473093 This month we are doing a stair challenge. Choose a monument and try to climb the amount of steps shown. Since we have three weeks for this challenge, try to climb at least two. Numbers posted show how many steps you need to complete the monument in ONE week. <BR> If you cannot climb stairs, pledge to walk a set number of steps each day!! Let's start climbing--one step at a time!! <BR> <BR> Washington Monument 228 stairs to the top <BR> Statue of Liberty 354 stairs to the top <BR> Pyrami... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 17:55:20 EST August Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54416996 I have been without a computer at home this week! I will get the challenge posted for the month by the weekend. Work has been super busy and haven't had time to get to it there. Take this week to work on something that has been a struggle for you. Mine is exercise. My challenge to myself is to exercise at least 3 times this week (that would be 2 times more than last week.). Tue, 6 Aug 2013 09:07:35 EST Question week of August 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54405754 Any last minute summer plans? <BR> <BR> Not for us Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:57:27 EST Question week of July 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54315904 Do you allow yourself a splurge day? <BR> <BR> I do once a week, usually on Sunday. I still workout out but I am not so strict on my eating and I don't track. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:36:53 EST End of July Nutrition Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54313837 I am sorry I am late posting this. I have had a VERY hectic two weeks at work. This week, lets cut some junk out of our diets!! A new challenge will be coming for the month of August. Be watching for it!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=332 </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:05:44 EST Question week of July 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54224634 Are you into keeping with the royals in England? <BR> Yes. I find them very interesting and I respect Kate. She is so much like Diana. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:47:30 EST July Nutrition Challenge--Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54210695 We are almost through the month of July. This week's focus will be to stay within our calorie range. Use the template below to track your success!! <BR> <BR> My calorie range: <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> Sunday: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=387 </link> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:00:24 EST Question week of July 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54135946 Do you have family reunions? <BR> <BR> We do the last sunday of July every year. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:20:53 EST July Nutrition Challenge-Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54123318 We all know we should drink more water and with the hottest weeks of summer approaching we need to stay hydrated. It is recommended at least 8 cups of water per day. Use the following template to track your water daily (spark goodies to those who complete the challenge): <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> Sunday: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=195 </link> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 12:45:54 EST July Nutrition Challenge-Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x54049249 This week's focus will be fruits and vegetables. Your challenge is to get 5 daily. An additional challenge will be to try 2 new fruits and/or vegetables. Let us know what you tried and how you liked it. The following chart/article will help you get to know a variety of fruits and vegetables. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/perfect<BR>_prod.asp </link> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:30:07 EST Question Week of July 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x54047411 Do you workout at the gym or at home? <BR> <BR> I workout at home using dvds. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 12:40:47 EST Question for week of July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53958737 What are your plans for the 4th of July? <BR> <BR> We are going to my husband's company picnic and then watching the fireworks. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:11:21 EST July Nutrition Challenge--Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x53946963 This week's challenge is all about protein. Protein fills you up and keeps you feeling fuller longer. Before I start The Spark Solution I had a really hard time getting in all of my protein but now that I do, I really don't eat or snack as much. <BR> <BR> Stay within your protein range that Spark People has provided for you. Track your food intake to learn just how much protein you are getting. I was surprised that I wasn't getting anywhere close to enough. <BR> <BR> Share your ideas on... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:49:23 EST Pick some flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x53895865 <em>87</em> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:56:12 EST Question for week of June 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53867442 Do you like to swim? <BR> <BR> I do in fact we bought us a pool over the weekend so we don't have to go to the public pool. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:23:54 EST Ideas for Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53789789 What kinds of challenges would you like to see in this group? I would love to spice things up a bit but I also want to meet the needs of our members. Please let me know what interests you and what you would be interested in participating in. <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:25:42 EST Question week of june 9 and June 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53683419 I will be on vacation next week so this question is for this week and next week. <BR> <BR> What are your favorite tv shows? <BR> <BR> Bachlorette <BR> Survior <BR> Amazing race <BR> Hell's Kitchen <BR> anything HGTV <BR> America's Got Talent Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:21:07 EST Did you have Breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53643856 <em>4</em> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 09:52:28 EST Question week of June 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53587068 What is your favorite feature of Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> Mine is the support teams. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:43:18 EST June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x53546830 I borrowed this from a previous challenge but I think it is worth doing again. Each day in June I will post something about nutrition or fitness. It could be a question or a small challenge. Let's get involved and have some fun, share ideas. I will be posting daily something different so come back each day and join in. I am going to go ahead and post this weekend's challenge since I will be busy with birthday parties. <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> June 1: 8 glasses of water--we should all be do... Fri, 31 May 2013 10:10:05 EST Question week of May 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53496720 Do you prefer to exercise indoors or outdoors during the summer? <BR> <BR> I prefer to workout indoors under the conditioning. Mon, 27 May 2013 12:13:17 EST Questio Week of May 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53411778 What is your favorite summer fruit? <BR> <BR> Mine is strawberries and necatrines Mon, 20 May 2013 11:35:15 EST Question week of may 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53329434 Are you going on vacation this summer? <BR> <BR> We are going to Colorado Springs in June. Mon, 13 May 2013 13:26:05 EST Question Week of May 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53241975 Do you garden and if so what do you plant? <BR> <BR> I don't plant because I don't have a green thumb. I tend to kill plants. Mon, 6 May 2013 12:49:45 EST question for week of 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x53150941 Do you have any pets? <BR> <BR> I have 1 dog. A terrier mix. Her name is cricket. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:12:25 EST Abs- Crunches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x53078465 How many crunches can you do per day? How about 25 a day. <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:21:22 EST Alphabetical Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x52683027 Post any food....alphabetically! <BR> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:12:36 EST Do You Spring Clean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x52659001 Do U Spring clean? If so, do you work on more than one room at a time....or finish a room before moving on to another? Share any tips that you have. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:21:56 EST Associated With or Like About Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x52593157 Post anything that you like about Spring or that you associate with Spring. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:52:52 EST Do It Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x52507709 In association with St. Patrick's Day....let's post any emoticon that is green. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:43:42 EST Just 4 Today.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x52413721 Post what your focus or plans are today. Be it exercise, water, freggies, "me" time, to-do list or whatever. Being accountable really helps us. <BR> <BR> As we have heard....We CAN do it....now, let's get to it! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:14:17 EST NSV (Non Scale Victory) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x52413683 Sometimes we get so focused on what the scale is doing up, down or nothing. We cannot live by the scale alone. What about other positives. Clothes too loose, more energy, etc.? Do you have some non scale victories? Why don't you share some of them here. <BR> <BR> Might be a good motivating factor for you during a down time or motivating for a team mate!! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:11:33 EST step by Step... Day by Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x52365694 Feeling <em>39</em> . Have to get re-energized. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 09:58:14 EST Find the Hidden Emoticons! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x52331522 This is a fun game! There are many emoticons that SP has used in the past and have gone into hiding! Let's find them and post them here! Each one gets a separate post! <BR> <BR> Here's how to post it: Go to add an emoticon. Click on an emoticon. Once it is posted in the message box, you change the number in the middle to the number we are on. <BR> <BR> SO, if we are on number 4.... you will delete/change the emoticon number in the middle emoticon to 4 and this will be the Hidden emoticon: <... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:40:54 EST Springtime Chat........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x52331425 Stop by and let us know how you are doing, how your day is going or talk about anything. We are here for each other! <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:34:57 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x52314885 I am just starting today. I have a VERY hard time controlling my eating. Hope I can pick up some tips here. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:04:37 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x51565469 Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. ~Mark Twain Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:10:57 EST Hey everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x51382779 Hi, my name is Tonya and this is the perfect team for me, because I'm taking things step by step and day by day. I have a few health problems that hinder my progress, so it will take me a little longer than others to reach my goals, but it won't stop me. I'm recovering from a 2 week fight with the flu, so right now I'm taking baby steps to get back on track. I'm not following any particular plan or program, just tracking what I eat and making healthier choices. My goal is to lose 150 lbs by J... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:49:39 EST Reading Corner...share here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x51361880 Do you enjoy reading? What are you reading now (books or magazines) or would you recommend? Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:01:18 EST What Is Your Goal for 2013? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x51323697 Post what you would like to accomplish in the year 2013. Big or small goal(s)....they all count... <em>381</em> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 11:44:02 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x50979167 Hi Everyone I just Joined the Team Tonight. I have been on Spark for a while Now. I have lost some weight. I am From Georgia I am 52 Years old Have 4 Daughters 4 Grand Kids and 4 Great grand Kids. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:18:48 EST Grade Yourself for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x50971845 Well, November is almost over. How did you do? Give yourself a grade. <BR> <BR> Exercise-- <BR> Freggies (Fruits & Vegetables)-- <BR> Water-- <BR> Portion Control-- <BR> Weight Loss-- Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:58:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x50928330 Hi I am Michelle an Ozzie living in Switzerland. I am a typical yoyo dieter, up and down 20 to 30 kgs a time, but each time gaining a little more than before. I had my Thyroid removed in 2004 and gained 25 kg in that one year alone because of to little thyroid medication. That is sorted and I am now ready to get them off for GOOD! and keep them off. Realised this time round it would be good to have some support. My DH tries to be supportive but doesnt really understand the "emotional eatin... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:06:35 EST Thanksgiving Is.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x50878599 Post anything about Thanksgiving,what Thanksgiving means to you...your favorite Thanksgiving memories or your plans for the upcoming one. <BR> <BR> Anxious to hear from you! <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:41:38 EST What Steps Did You Take Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x50842096 What steps did you take today to bring you closer to your goal(s)? They don't have to be big ones....each on counts! Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:56:13 EST Monthly Goal--November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x50656703 The new month is here. What are your goals or would you like to accomplish in the month of November? <BR> <BR> Share them here and let us know how you're doing. Fri, 2 Nov 2012 10:15:43 EST Name 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x50500167 Name 2 areas that you are having more difficulty with. <BR> <BR> A few suggestions might be: <BR> <BR> drinking water <BR> cardio exercise <BR> strength exercise <BR> fruits & veggies <BR> enough sleep <BR> nutrition (portion control, emotional eating, snacks, etc) <BR> ME time <BR> organization <BR> de-cluttering <BR> or any that you might think of Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:24:55 EST 2 Do or Not 2 Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x50298110 Post here anything that you will start doing...one day at a time <BR> or <BR> Post something that you will NOT do.....one day at a time. <BR> <BR> We all have areas that we need to work on, so, who's with me? <BR> <BR> Together, we CAN do it! Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:00:14 EST A-Z 5 Letter Words With NO Repeating Letters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x50189427 album Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:44:02 EST Weekly Weigh In's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x49206771 After a horrible week I'm back to weighing and doing measurements. <BR> <BR> My Numbers for today are: <BR> <BR> Weight: 254.2 <BR> Bust: 50-1/2 <BR> Waist: 44-1/2 <BR> Hips: 51 <BR> Thighs: 27 <BR> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 10:11:11 EST Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x48538606 Any fun healthy plans this weekend? I'll be celebrating with my grandpa. Nothing really just making some dinner, and spending time with him :) <BR> <BR> How about you? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:32:32 EST Happy Mother's Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x48037747 In light of the fact that Mother's Day is on the horizon, I have to share this. <BR> <BR> A Tribute to Mothers - Everywhere! Remember and enjoy. <BR> <BR> I Owe My Mother... <BR> ************************************** <BR> 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . <BR> "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.. I just finished cleaning." <BR> <BR> 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. <BR> "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." <BR> <BR> 3. My mother taug... Sat, 12 May 2012 16:37:06 EST Challenge 5/2--5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x47867445 To make it a little easier for you this week....all you have to do EVERY day is make 1 healthy choice & come to this thread & post the day & <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Here are some examples... <BR> You practiced portion control <BR> You skipped that 2nd serving <BR> You did some type of physical activity <BR> You took a nap <BR> or whatever you can think of <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 22:11:54 EST What keeps you Motivated? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x47851791 What keeps you motivated? <BR> <BR> What drives you to make the right choices each day? <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 May 2012 05:14:34 EST Give Yourself a Grade---April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x47790791 April is almost over. How well are you doing with your goals? What areas do you need to improve? Give yourself a grade. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:13:33 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x46738608 Hi everyone, I am new to this team. I decided I needed to try something new. Have been sparking for over a year and haven't lost much. I am extremely frustrated right now, and litterally unmotivated. <em>39</em> I know in my head that I feel better when I excersise, but unmotivated right now. Hopefully you can help. <BR> Thanks, Ann <em>15</em> <em>213</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:26:21 EST Challenge 2/9--2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x46486740 2--4---1 Challenge <BR> <BR> 1. Send a goodie, comment on their page, or send an email message to someone that has encouraged you....let them know that they are appreciated. <BR> <BR> 2. Try Something New – Choose something you have never done before. <BR> For EXAMPLE workout with ...kettlebells, a stability ball, weights, if you already use these you can try a new exercise with them. Just do something, of your choice, you have never done before or do what you do for a longer period of time... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 14:30:01 EST introduce myself to forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x46482973 hi, new here, need to loose weight for health reasons. I cant go walking outside of house. Have been doing walking videos, strength, and stretch exercises. it gets very boring with no one to encourage me. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:24:31 EST Challenge 2/1--2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x46347611 <em>194</em> Chug-A-Lug Water Challenge <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> We all know that it is vital to drink water. However, sometimes that is more difficult to do than we think. So...we are going to work on this, this week. <BR> <BR> Count your CUPS of water <BR> Post this way... <BR> <BR> My water-- <BR> Team Total-- Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:24:44 EST Health and Fitness Questions and Answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x46265339 Hi guys, I received a couple of messages from members asking different questions, so I thought I would answer them on here in case any of you were wondering the same thing. Please feel free to ask your own questions on this thread and I will answer them for you (hopefully with some help from other team members). I do this for a living so don't be scared! If you'd rather remain anonymous you can send me a message instead and I'll post the question on the thread myself as I'm doing with these t... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:53:39 EST What are your goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x46248487 It's so important to know exactly what you're working towards, especially when losing weight and getting fit. So what are your goals? Write them in order of priority! I know this is hard to do but quite often we try to do everything at once and it becomes overwhelming, which is when we give up! Remember, step by step... <BR> <BR> Here are mine: <BR> *Maintain weight <BR> *Exercise 5 times per week <BR> *Drink 2 litres of water per day <BR> *Eat all carbs before 4pm Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:20:35 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x46233911 Hi everyone, I am a new co-leader so just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> A few years ago I was 40-45lbs overweight. I'd tried all the diets and they worked for a short amount of time but then I got bored, or something came up, or I went back to eating normally and gained everything back. I decided I'd had enough and enrolled at the gym, working with a trainer to create an exercise and nutrition plan. Now I'm at my goal weight, and have been for a while but I still have to work hard to... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:22:31 EST What Kind of Movement Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x46092101 Post what kind of movement, exercise that you did today? Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:17:36 EST Kitchen Table Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x46048447 Here's where we can talk about our day and anything going on. <BR> ****************************************<BR>******************* <BR> Today I got a huge surprise by my son showing up out of the blue ( see todays blog). I'm still riding the high from him being here but I'm also starting to feel the let down knowing that he's getting further and further away as he's heading back to North Carolina. But he says he'll be back for a full weekend in April or May. So that gives me something to look... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:39:05 EST QOTD: JAN. 14TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x46029567 Do you ever feel like not eating? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> <BR> For me, sometimes I do feel that way but I know better than to give in to it. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:40:37 EST Birthdays & Anniversaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x46029478 Please tell us your special days so we can celebrate with you. <BR> ****************************************<BR>********************************** <BR> <BR> My birthday is August 20th <BR> My anniversary is April 14th Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:33:13 EST Important: Please Read!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x46012657 Through another team member I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. I do not like this feature. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you'll notice your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on their Facebook wall!! Who wants his/her blog about losing weight to show up on someone else s' facebook wall? <BR> <BR> To delete this "Share bar" feature from your blog ... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:15:37 EST Additional Co-leaders needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x45575768 If you would like to help the team out and be added as a co-leader.....please let me know. Either post here or shoot me an email. <BR> <BR> If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:21:58 EST DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x45456599 A PROBLEM SHARED BECOMES HALF A PROBLEM <em>198</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 13:42:02 EST Name a Color & Word Associated with it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x45406076 Post a color and word that go together. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 21:56:50 EST December Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x45341084 We're going to try this, even though it's an extremely busy time of the year. <BR> <BR> All you do is set yourself a goal. How many minutes do you think you'll work out for the month of December? <BR> <BR> Post like (example).... <BR> <BR> Goal Set---500 min. <BR> 12/1---30 min.....470 to goal <BR> <BR> Let's do the best we can....that's what matters! <BR> Fri, 2 Dec 2011 15:44:55 EST Challenge 11/21--11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x45166190 To make it a little easier for you this week....all you have to do EVERY day is make 1 healthy choice & come to this thread & post the day & <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Here are some examples... <BR> You practiced portion control <BR> You skipped that 2nd serving <BR> You did some type of physical activity <BR> You took a nap <BR> or whatever you can think of <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 20 Nov 2011 09:53:06 EST Name Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x45014848 Here, we're going to name three things (it can be almost anything) that the last poster asks and then leave our own "Name three...' question for the next person. <BR> <BR> Name three of your favorite fruits...... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:34:04 EST Challenge 11/9--11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x44997290 Track what you eat this week. This can be here on the Sparkpeople nutritional page(& earn sparkpoints) or if it is better for you...write it down. Post a <em>248</em> if you keep track. If you stay within your calories range....post a <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> This is not exactly my favorite thing to do...but, it makes me more aware of what I put in my mouth and how much. Wed, 9 Nov 2011 11:15:45 EST Team Picture/Name http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21295x11460x44573397 It has been mentioned that they thought it was time to change things up a little. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think about the current team picture & name. If you would like to see it changed and if you have one that you would like to see be used. This is YOUR team....so, your input is wanted & needed. If you would rather not post here...shoot me an email. <BR> <BR> Will be waiting to hear from you! Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:49:41 EST What Can You Do, for 7 days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x44370034 Post here what you want or need to do......and, work on it for 7 days. It could be anything from.... <BR> <BR> drinking x amount of water daily <BR> exercise for x amount of time or daily <BR> do x amount of certain kinds of strength exercises daily <BR> eat x amount of fruits/veggies daily <BR> set timer for 10-15 minutes and work on organizing/de-cluttering <BR> You name it and work on it! <BR> <BR> I know...... <em>306</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 13:56:17 EST Hello... another newbie here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x44240044 Hello, I just got (re)registered on SP and I'm getting geared up to begin a new healthy lifestyle journey once again. I am dealing with some really difficult things in my life right now, but always try to keep a positive attitude and my faith in God. While searching for teams that I thought might be of help to me, I found and joined this one. <BR> <BR> I'm 51 yrs. old and live alone, with my adopted kitty (Kodi). I was born and raised in Mich. and moved to Florida 9 years ago. I liked it the... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:32:29 EST Small Steps....Daily Successes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x44197693 Post any accomplishment that you have made today...and let us share with you. <BR> <BR> Can be about anything. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:40:33 EST Tip Of The Day 09/16/2011. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x44115213 *** Today's Tip: YOGA BENEFITS <BR> Have you considered giving yoga a try? Our fitness experts say it's a <BR> gentle way to tone, increase flexibility and improve circulation. Yoga <BR> can also help you with body awareness, breathing and stress. Check <BR> out a class at your local fitness or wellness center. There are <BR> several types of yoga. They require various levels of skill and <BR> physical conditioning. Speak to the instructor to make sure that the <BR> class you pick is right fo... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:10:37 EST Tip Of The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x44109121 *** Today's Tip: DON'T REWARD YOURSELF FOR CALORIES BURNED <BR> Many times people overestimate the calories they burn with exercise, <BR> and they may reward themselves by eating more. If you run for an hour <BR> and then go out for a large high-calorie coffee drink with a large <BR> muffin, you probably consumed more calories than you burned. This may <BR> not be a problem if you are trying to maintain your current weight, <BR> but if your goal is to shed a few pounds, be cautious of feeling... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 22:28:11 EST (Daily) 20 Pushups--Any Kind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x44060486 20 Pushups daily--any kind...(can be wall, regular or modified) whatever works for you. Post a <em>248</em> and don't forget to track it on your fitness minutes. <BR> <em>306</em> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:40:38 EST Daily Challeng e(Please check it out daily) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x44041170 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Today's daily challenge is to read 2 Step by Step team members blogs and leave a comment. Lets motivate and encourange one another. <em>306</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:04:04 EST (Daily) 20 toe touches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x43922428 20 toe touches daily. Post a <em>248</em> and don't forget to track it on your fitness minutes. Mon, 5 Sep 2011 20:16:02 EST (Daily) 20 sidebends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x43922403 20 sidebends daily. Post a <em>248</em> and don't forget to track it on your fitness minutes. <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 20:14:47 EST Team Ideas/Sug gestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x43873379 Post your ideas, suggestions for what you'd like to do or see on this team. If you would rather not here....shoot me a private message. This is your opportunity to let us know what would be of help to you. Fri, 2 Sep 2011 17:53:08 EST F.I.T. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x43872782 F.....freggies. (1 point for each serving of fruits/vegetables each day) <BR> <BR> I......intense movement. (1 point for each 15 minutes of exercise, no matter <BR> what kind each day) <BR> <BR> T.....track water. (1 point for each 8oz. of water each day) <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>34</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 17:00:24 EST I'm leaving this Team!. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x42713365 I've enjoyed being a part of this great team, unfortunately I need to free up some time for me. I'm eliminating a few teams that I'm apart of in hopes that I can get more things done this summer, as I'm spending too much time on the computer & not enough time staying active. For now I am saying goodbye. I will think of you all often. <BR> <BR> As some of you know I go to our lake property every weekend during the summer. I have no internet access there, and I am gone at least 3 days each ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:02:24 EST Today, I Feel Like...Emoticon Your Mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x41989005 Post your mood or how things are going with you....with an emoticon. <em>306</em> Mon, 23 May 2011 10:03:14 EST Food--Yum or Yuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x41988912 A food will be posted...yum if you like it....yuck if you don't. Then, you post the next food. <BR> <BR> Broccoli? Mon, 23 May 2011 09:59:24 EST Ask & Answer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x41919386 Let's try something different for a few days. I'll start it off by asking a question. The next poster answers that question and asks one of their own. The next poster answers that question and asks one of their own and so on. <BR> <BR> What color are your eyes? Thu, 19 May 2011 11:10:50 EST Roll Call and/or Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x41540108 Sometimes we are so busy, that we just don't have time to chat. So, if that is the case with you....stop by and post an emoticon <em>213</em> ....that will let us know that you are still around. <BR> <BR> We'd love to hear how your day is going, has gone, your plans or whatever you want to talk about. <em>223</em> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 21:29:32 EST Log Your Miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x41503139 This month we will be logging miles! Don't worry...if you don't run or walk you can convert any CARDIO minutes into miles....1 mile for every 15 minutes of cardio. (So, for example, 30 minutes of cardio = 2 miles.) <BR> <BR> To give you a little push, there will be NO partial credit on miles. What I mean is, if you you run 2.5 miles, you can only earn 2 miles of credit. If you do 40 minutes of cardio, that is only 2 miles of credit. Hopefully that will motivate you to finish that last half m... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:31:31 EST Step By Step....Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x41503029 Step by step is what we are all about....so, for those that would like.....we will start off, by trying to get at least 10-25 minutes of walking in daily.....and build on that. <BR> <BR> For those that want to join us....post here & watch your progress. <em>311</em> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:25:37 EST What About It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x41423173 This is a different type challenge. You get to tell us what you want to see, want to do, or need from this team. The team is only as good as its active & interested members. So...please post at least one suggestion, idea or whatever to let us know. If you have more than one, that's great. Let's the creativity flow and let us know. <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:44:32 EST 3 Letter Words----A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x41359976 Post any 3 letter words...alphabetically. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:04:35 EST 6 letter word..last letter starts next word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x41359929 Post a 6 letter word. The last letter of the word, will be what the next word starts with. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:02:45 EST W.I.N. Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x41291238 W.I.N. <BR> <BR> W = Water (7 + glasses )--10 pts.daily <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> <BR> I = IGNITE YOUR BODY - (20 minute exercise workout - your choice)--10 pts.daily <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> <BR> N = Nutrition (5 fruits/veggies a day)--10 pts.daily <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> <BR> P... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:07:42 EST What was your last veggie or fruit that you ate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x40484122 What was your last veggie or fruit that you ate? Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:02:28 EST Happy Birthday to you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x38499058 <em>44</em> <em>76</em> <em>44</em> <em>76</em> <em>76</em> <em>44</em> <em>76</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to you CAPTAINMORGAN2 I hope you have a wonderful Day. <BR> <BR> Edited to say Happy Anniversary. lol <BR> <BR> Irene Wed, 15 Dec 2010 21:35:15 EST spin the wheel challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x37526836 <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <BR> This challenge comes from humlady1. she came up with a great idea for herself and we thought it would be a good one for the whole team to try. Another simple one. All you need to do is come here daily and spin the wheel which is real easy now since it comes up automatically when we log in. If you spin 5 pts you get to choose 5 things on spark to do that day. ... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:41:52 EST Upcoming Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x37166085 I would like to keep the challenges going each month for those who want to join in. I would like to have at least 5 of us doing them tho each month. Please post here what you would like to see on the challenges and I will make them for everyone. thank you Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:39:37 EST Benalinae's October "SPOOKTACULAR CHALLENGE" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x37022152 <em>431</em> <em>419</em> <em>333</em> <em>421</em> <em>423</em> <em>420</em> <em>424</em> <em>422</em> <em>275</em> <BR> <BR> TALLY OF POINTS <BR> <BR> MONTH Activities: <BR> <BR> 1) 25 <BR> 2) See item #2, points (40) to be awarded at end of month <BR> 6) Personal Challenge To not eat in front of the TV all month, points (25) to be awarded at end of month <BR> <BR> DAILY Activities: Item #s 3,4,5,7,8 for 1 point each daily. <BR> 3) Eat 5 vegies/fruit a day = 1 <BR> 4... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:22:58 EST SPOOKTACULAR CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x36793531 <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> Another month is upon us team. Are we ready for a new challenge and getting the job done. I sure hope so. this challenge will start October 1st and end October 31st. I hope the team likes this challenge and we all do well with it. You will earn ... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 21:02:42 EST September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x36416666 this will be an easy one. wanted to do some type of challenge for those that do participate. <BR> <BR> 1) how much do you want to lose in september and what are some ways you are going to try and achieve that loss. <BR> <BR> 2) write a blog once a week to let us all know how you are doing----good or bad. <BR> <BR> 3) encourage at least 3 team members weekly to do the challenge, stay motivated, or just keep them in the game. <BR> <BR> 4) drink your water daily---at least 8 or more if i... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:52:06 EST Hi New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x36052915 Hello all! My name is Pam. I am new to the group however not new to SP. I have been on several times and seem to let other things get in the way. This time I am determined to make it work! I am here to lose this weight and get healthy. I know SP works and I want and need all the encouragement I can get. I am looking forward to meeting you all and working together for a healthy new us! Sat, 14 Aug 2010 17:39:24 EST Daily Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x35886894 Your challenge Saturday August 7th is to MOVE YOUR BODY THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE FOR 30 MINUTES. It doesn't matter what you do for exercise today (i.e. walking, exercise class or DVD, biking, etc.). The idea is to MOVE YOUR BODY FOR 30! <BR> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:15:15 EST A-Z words ending in "Y" (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x35857310 Post any word ending with "Y". Only catch, has to be alphabetically. <BR> <BR> Let's see what we can come up with. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 10:24:09 EST Click on Team Icon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x35841701 This will be changed periodically. Listen to the words.....If you have a suggestion for a song....let me know. <BR> <BR> Step By Step---Whitney Houston Wed, 4 Aug 2010 16:17:02 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x35763794 for the month of august you will answer a different question daily. this will help all of us get to know the members of this great team better. we can also learn different ways to exercise, eat different things and just have fun. so your first question will be: <BR> <BR> Do you visit your local farmers market or grow your own vegetables? Sun, 1 Aug 2010 10:05:19 EST Greetings and Possitive Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x35697525 Greetings, <BR> <BR> I joined Spark some time ago not really knowing what it was. I discovered it again yesterday (27 July 2010) and decided to give it a go. <BR> <BR> The Law of Attraction is my focus. If I think that I am it will be so. <BR> <BR> Right now I think I am very tired and I am so therefore I guess it works. :-) Wed, 28 Jul 2010 21:14:20 EST F.E.W.Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x34955916 Let's see what we can do! <BR> <BR> F----Food--eat 4-5 fruits & veggies each day <BR> E----Exercise at least 10 minutes a day <BR> W----Water--aim for at least 8 glasses a day <BR> <BR> Come back and post how you did each day or as often as you can. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>258</em> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>194</em> Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:14:48 EST What Area Are You Having Trouble with Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x34868683 At times we all have areas that cause us trouble. Be it, getting enough water, finding time to get strength exercise in, figuring out what kind of cardio exercise we do, watching those calories, getting too much salt in our meals, getting enough sleep...etc., or something not health related. <BR> <BR> So, what is it for you today? Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:14:21 EST New girl. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x34736744 Hi all! I've tried SparkPeople in the past, but wasn't ready to start committing to losing weight -- this time feels different, though, so I'm hoping to have a little more success. <BR> <BR> I'm Christa and I'm turning 24 on the 22nd, and decided that I'm both too old and too young to be hating my body and the way it makes me feel. Here's to trying to change that with slow & steady steps that will last for the rest of my life! <BR> <BR> Thank you for having me :) Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:59:32 EST Two Words---Change One (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x34721677 Two words will be post....change one. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Have fun!!! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 18:23:42 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x33908672 Saw your team out there and thought it would be a good one for me to join. The name of the team is pretty much my philosophy with my weight loss - One Day At A Time!!!! Looking forward to being part of this team! <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 4 May 2010 14:39:09 EST MAY CHALLENGE UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x33748205 I have added 3 more things for the May challenge. They are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1) keep your fat % at 25 or under each day--you can find this on your nutrition page under add a <BR> food-click on finished tracking for the day and then scroll to the bottom of the page and it will <BR> show you a diagram of your fat and other things and what % you had. <BR> <BR> 2) lets see how many spark trophies we can get as a team. follow the link below to see how <BR> you earn the trophies: http://www.s... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 19:56:11 EST DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x33716684 Sometimes the road is rough but it's the bumps along the way that you learn the most and gain the most strength. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:49:42 EST MAY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x33644390 http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva<BR>tion_articles.asp?id=752 <BR> Go to the link and read the article about spark trophies. this month's challenge is going to be: <BR> <BR> lets see as a team how many trophies we can get. It is UP TO YOU individually how many you get by how much you participate with spark. <BR> <BR> also if you go to the team's main page and under the sparkpoints you will see category leaders---as of right now our team is #11 for sparkpoints for the month and #... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:08:44 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x33193723 Hello everyone! My name is Robin and I'm so glad to have found this team :D I can go for days without a binge or over-doing it, but then I slip away, binge until I've eaten nearly 4000 calories, get mad at myself, go through many emotions, but always seem to bounce back.. Thank goodness, right?! My goal is to eliminate the binges and to take things one day at a time. <BR> <BR> I'm not on land (because of that I don't always have access to SP) often because of my job, working in the Bering S... Sun, 4 Apr 2010 13:49:01 EST APRIL CHALLENGE- -ARE WE READY TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x33110965 <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>437</em> <em>125</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <BR> Here we go. we have 6 of us that want to do this. First thing tho ONLY do what you are able to do. We don't want any injuries from overdoing your workouts or someone <em>175</em> away from too much water. this challenge is easy but will take a little bit of time. <BR> Here it is: <BR> logging your food----50 pts <BR> veggies & fruit------5 pts per serving <BR> water----------------2 ... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:26:15 EST MARCH TRIVIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x32308008 OK team instead of a challenge this month we are going to do something fun. I was cleaning out the other day and came across one of my kids games called """TRIVIA FOR DUMMIES""" so we are going to play some trivia this month. Each day I will post a question and for each right answer & each member that plays the team will get 10 pts. So if 10 members answer each day we will get 100 pts that day. lets see how many points we can add up for the month. IF you would like to you can take yo... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 09:33:39 EST Either/Or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x31612710 Let's see how everyone feels this month. Please answer the question before your entry, and then ask your question. It's an either/or question. An example would be: <BR> <BR> Spring/Fall <BR> My answer would be Spring, as I love to see things come to life. <BR> My either/or for the next person to answer is: <BR> <BR> Ice cream/Pie <BR> Whomever wants to answer this let us know and then place a new either/or. This thread will help us to get to know each other with their likes and dislikes... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:00:45 EST 29 DAYS OF FEBRUARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x31608629 Here is the challenge for February. I am sorry I am late on posting this. I will start with the BONUS part of the challenge. <BR> IF you finish less than 15 days of the month you receive 10 bonus points. <BR> IF you finish between15 and 29 days of the month you will receive 50 points. <BR> IF you finish everyday of the month you will receive 100 pts. <BR> <BR> YOU will receive 5 pts each day you finish the challenge plus your bonus points. <BR> <BR> 2ND BONUS--------5 PTS FOR EACH LB YOU LO... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 18:41:43 EST The Alphabet of Exercising.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x31153706 Okay ladies, starting Sunday, 17th, whoever is first on the site start us exercising with something that starts with "A"...the next person on the site do "A" and add "B", the next person on the site do "A" "B" and add "C". You can go to the site once a day, or twice a day if you wish, but when you come be ready to exercise and start a new line of exercising. Let's see how long it takes us to get thru the alphabet...maybe a couple of weeks, maybe just a few days... <BR> <BR> Remember to let... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:58:25 EST Challenge of the day -- It's up to you!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x31153447 <em>306</em> I've noticed with us ladies, me included, that we've kind of fallen out of the boat with the holidays, weather, work, school, family matters.... <BR> <BR> Well let's all grab an oar, a life jacket if it's needed, and start paddling down this "river of life" TOGETHER!!!! Let's strive to help each other in any way we can, whether it's encouragement, or advice, or just listening...but we've got to get ourselves back on that smooth sailing we were on. <BR> <BR> Use this thread... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:45:28 EST My school Could Win $100,000! Yahoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x30952693 How is everyone? Some of you may have heard of this but US CELLULAR is offering a $100,000 to the top ten schools who recieve the most votes! <BR> <BR> If you do not know anyone who is involved, would you be willing to vote for my school? <BR> <BR> It takes about 1 minute to vote and 1 minute to email me! Simple as that! Imagine what a school could do for $100,000! <BR> <BR> Just email me through SPARK mail or say yes to this post and I will email you with a voting code and directions! ... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:42:56 EST FIRST CHALLENGE FOR THE NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x30667389 1) SPIN THE WHEEL DAILY FOR POINTS------THIS WILL BE WORTH 2 PTS PER DAY <BR> 2) BLOG ONCE A WEEK AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING---5 PTS PER WEEK <BR> 3)USE YOUR TRACKERS------1 PT PER DAY <BR> 4)GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK AND PRINT 31 DAYS TO UNBREAKABLE RESOLUTIONS AND POST DAILY ABOUT THAT DAY--1 PT PER DAY <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti <BR> vation_articles.asp?id=746 <BR> 5)BONUS TIME----READ A BOOK-----10 PTS FOR EACH BOOK YOU READ UP TO 30 PTS. OR READ SOMETHING ON SPAR... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:26:07 EST Season's Greetings to All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x30366047 How are all of you doing today? <BR> <BR> From my perspective today, it is highly unlikely that I'll be able to access SparkPeople around the end of the year including Christmas and New Years - - - but one never knows what/how God is going to work!! <BR> <BR> So, in case I'm unable to be with you here, I'm going to wish you all happy and healthy holidays. And I want you all to be assured that I continue to pray for you on a daily basis, even though I'm not "up-to-date" on specific needs, I ... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:32:46 EST TEAM MEMBER FOR DECEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x30123876 <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>242</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> READY DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!! OUR DECEMBER MEMBER OF THE MONTH IS """YHARVEY""" SHE HAS REALLY STEPPED IT UP LATELY. SHE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB FOR HERSELF, AND IF YOU READ HER BLOGS SHE ALWAYS HAS A MOTIVATING MESSAGE TO KEEP US GOING. CHECK OUT HER PAGE AND HER BLOGS AND LET HER KNOW WE ALL APPRECIATE HER. Thu, 3 Dec 2009 20:20:31 EST The "Spa" Vent-Chat-Get to know each other! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x30074797 Wow, Did December just leap up in front of us? I've changed our Spa to be a continuous meeting place instead of changing the title for each month. Hope that's okay with everyone. <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been absent from writting, but I've been busy. Busy with work, family, you know just life in general...but I should always stop by and say hello...Hope you forgive me. Judging by the last date of our Nov. spa, all of you are in the same boat as me. That's good to know that we're all busy wi... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 19:16:37 EST Weigh-in Every Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x30030495 We did pretty good in November weighing in on Fridays, so let's keep it up! Put your starting weight in for the month, and list your Friday dates...Let's see if we can all lose at least 1# this month...but 2 would be great!!!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:21:32 EST DECEMBER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x30029485 Are we ready team for a new challenge. Starting Tuesday December 1st we will be doing some new things. <BR> We are going to grow a TREE farm. for each day that you do all challenges you earn 3 TREES if you don't do them all you will earn 1 TREE . Ok now here are the daily challenges. <BR> <BR> 1) reply to a team members blog once a day <BR> 2) exercise at least 30 minutes a day and log it here(no cheating) <BR> 3) stay within your calorie range daily(again no cheating) <BR> 4) send a team me... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 21:29:29 EST 50 Brain Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x29664463 <link>4mind4life.com/blog/2008/07/18/brain<BR>-foods-list-of-50-good-brain-foods/ </link> <BR> <BR> Beingtruetome. Here is a link to 50 Brain Foods for us forgetters. <BR> <BR> I needed brain foods so I searched for some. Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:03:11 EST Can you Spare 10 minutes For Yourself A Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x29440789 Hey ladies, 10 minutes, that's all it takes, 10 minutes to fold clothes, vacuum, run in place, do sit-ups, walk around the block, anything that will get your heart rate pumping... <BR> <BR> Let's try to work in a measely 10 minutes a day for US... and keep record of it by raking in a pile of <em>465</em> from around our "Virtual Spa". We have a lot of trees around the building and we need to keep the leaves off the ground so we can clear the snow when it comes this winter. If you get in ... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 09:43:32 EST Thanks For The Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x29440230 To my wonderful teammates: <BR> <BR> THANK YOU for the wonderful sparkgoodie! <BR> <BR> I'm gonna take the fruit salad you left me in the fridge yesterday in the Spa and enjoy it virtually with you!! <BR> <BR> Have an awesome weekend - starting TODAY! <BR> <BR> ~~Jocelyn Newton~~ Sun, 1 Nov 2009 09:17:41 EST Weigh-in every Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x29432286 This month is going to start our permanent weigh-in program. Each month we'll try to lose at least 2 lbs...that shouldn't be too hard with 30-31 days to work within. At the end of each month we'll see how we did...I think you'll be surprised...WE CAN DO IT LADIES, I have faith in us all. (I chose Friday so we could have the week to make up for any problems we might face over the weekends.) <BR> <BR> Try working out at least 10 minutes a day...it can be folding clothes, cleaning the house,... Sat, 31 Oct 2009 20:40:26 EST Nov. Spa..Chat, Vent, get to know each other http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x29417769 Well the Holiday season is upon us...the colors of the trees and nature are in their changing mode...enjoy the month ahead, try to relax, make celebrating simple...and if you enjoy a piece of pie, cake, cookies, breads,you know all the stuff we're trying to stay away from, don't feel guilty, just try to be sensible on your portions...we're all there together...so Celebrate with the families. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 22:54:42 EST "One Foot At A Time" - My Left Foot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x29383089 Good morning, my wonderful SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> I was thinking: "This is the 'One Day At A Time' team, but sometimes it becomes necessary to break our lives down into 'one foot at a time' in order to get to our goals. So I thought: "Okay, YESTERDAY was one of those too-many-calorie days. WHAT am I gonna do about it TODAY?" <BR> <BR> Setting aside -temporarily- my other goal of walking and exercising vigorously, TODAY I am going to focus my attention specifically on what I eat. I need to... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:58:29 EST PLEASE WRITE TO OPRAH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x29090391 Hello, <BR> Please have Chris Downie on your show. He is the SparkGuy behind SparkPeople.com which has helped hundreds of thousands of people to lose weight, for FREE. Here is a fact that Oprah would appreciate: He has done it all with his money, which means that he has spent over $5 million on the people he is trying to help. Talk about a philanthropist. We Sparkers would love to see him and his new book (due to be released January 5th, but you can pre-order it) on Oprah's show. <BR> Here is... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:24:22 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x28862893 My name is Michelle and I have joined SparkPeople because I am crying out for help and truly believe this is the place for it. I need to lose at least 200 pounds. It sounds pretty overwhelming knowing I need to lose that much but my plan is to set small weight loss goals along the way. You can read more about me on my SparkPage. I'm really looking forward to the support and encouragement I'll find here. Mon, 5 Oct 2009 06:58:08 EST Let's grow a pumpkin patch in time for the holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x28770682 <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> I know it's not a favorite of all of yours but you know as women we need to have at least 2 glasses of milk a day....whether it be on cereal, oatmeal, or straight out of a glass.... <BR> <BR> So we're going to make it "Get Our Calcium This October"! For every 2 glasses you consume you get a pumpkin. Let's get those vines growing and maybe by the end of the month we'll have plenty of pumpkins to make bread and pies for Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Drink up ladies....we... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:58:50 EST Virtual Walk to Sparkfriends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x28768509 This is a continuation from what we started in Sept. It may take us a while but we want to visit all the members of the team. If you'd like to join in feel free...This will be on going for some time. We meet our members at their residence, some have pictures to share with us regarding their neck of the woods, so to speak. The more the merrier, not to mention we'll get there quicker if there's more participation. <BR> <BR> What a healthy way to get our miles in and enjoy our friends at ... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:08:49 EST Oct. Spa, Relax, chat, vent and give Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x28768368 Boy did October come fast....it won't be long and the holidays will be upon us...we'd love to hear from everyone when you have a moment to relax and let us know how life is treating you...Use the exercise machines, pool, whirlpool, music, kitchen, whatever you need, it's here. We have personal trainers, and really cute guys to give messages, manicures, pedicures, and lovely soft towels and lounging chairs... <BR> <BR> So relax, and enjoy! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:01:17 EST OCTOBER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x28734900 Ok team. October is only a few days away. So are we ready for a challenge. I have come up with a few different things to do. Nothing hard. This will be our <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> you guessed it halloween challenge. Let's see how much we can lose as a team the month of October. IF you want to participate just post here your starting weight and come back each Thursday and post your weight. So it will look like this: <BR> starting... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:24:16 EST NEW "Program" - Honorary Recipient of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x28124480 Good Morning One-Day-At-A-Timers! <BR> <BR> COFFEYBEAN, BEINGTRUETOME, and HUMLADY1 came up with an idea to highlight/recognize/encourage some of our members. <BR> <BR> We're going to give you three members' names and ask you to vote for them. Then we will send a sparkgoodie to that member from the team, as "Honorary Recipient of The SparkGoodie" <BR> <BR> So, here are this week's choices to vote for: <BR> <BR> 1. BASEBALLMOM71 <BR> 2. 09ISMINE2SHINE <BR> 3. SANDYMB1 <BR> <BR> To cast ... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 07:56:58 EST Stretching Exercises for September Walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x28102634 Sept. 1, 2009 Lying Hamstring Stretch. <BR> <BR> Let's get our muscles in shape for our September walk. Here is our stretching exercise for the First day of September. Good Luck Ladies, we can all do this. Just post when you have completed this exercise. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=294 </link> Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:41:43 EST Sept SPA, Relax,chat, vent and give ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x28096430 My how quickly Aug. flew by...enjoy September <em>465</em> Tue, 1 Sep 2009 05:44:13 EST Sept. Virtual Walk to Sparkfriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x28054741 <em>68</em> Let's grab those tennies, and start walking to our friends. As of Sept. 1 we want to keep track of how many miles, steps we take each day so we can virtually walk to our friends. Nancy will be keeping track of how far we are thru the coming months. She's also going to let us know where we will be walking to so we won't get lost. All you need to do is visit the site everyday and give us your mileage, so we can add it to our total. When we reach someone's home town, we'll let... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:26:49 EST 30 DAYS OF SEPTEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x28051334 Good morning team: I hope this will be fun for all of us here. Each day in September I will post something about nutrition or fitness. It could be a question or a small challenge. Let's get involved and have some fun, share ideas. I will be posting daily something different so come back each day and join in. Sun, 30 Aug 2009 09:38:56 EST So Tell Us...What's Different TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27967127 So I'm wondering . . . <BR> <BR> What can you do TODAY that you couldn't do <BR> <BR> 1. A month ago _______ <BR> <BR> 2. Three months ago _______ <BR> <BR> 3. A year ago ________ <BR> <BR> 4. In the last __ years? <BR> <BR> = + = + = + = + = <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> 1. A month ago I couldn't walk for 30 minutes - I can TODAY <BR> <BR> 2. Three months ago my belly pushed me away from my desk - it doesn't TODAY <BR> <BR> 3. A year ago I could not put my slacks on standing up - I can... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:36:40 EST MEEBO and Google Chrome Browser http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27935622 Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> Meebo now works on Google Chrome!! <BR> <BR> I am able to chat with you now, rather than just sending e-mails or posting on a message board!! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 01:52:42 EST How about visiting each other V i r t u a l l y? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27934604 I am wanting to know how many of you would like to virtually visit each other's home? <BR> <BR> Nancy and I were talking about how well we did as a group keeping track of how many miles we walked back in July.... <BR> <BR> If you're interested, we need to have your city, state, so we can set up a map for all of us to work together to visit each other.... <BR> <BR> When we make it to each other's residence, we can have pictures of our visit, home, sitesee in your home town... <BR> <BR> T... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 00:21:56 EST Weekend Flops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x27916656 Good morning, <BR> My name is Faye (MsLadyDavine) and I am recognizing a not so great habit in my weightloss journey. I do really great during the week with eating planning meals and so forth, but when Friday comes and the the subsequent weekend... I totally flop in terms of eating. I still do my exercise, but my eating reverts back to being undisciplined. I realize it psychological, but has anyone else dealt with this? How did snap out of it? <BR> <BR> Please help! <BR> <BR> F... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 11:05:58 EST FITNESS AND SPARK POINTS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27788605 Hello team: I would like to do a friendly challenge with all of you here. I am going to keep track of the first 10 members on the fitness and point leaderboards. I will give goodies out to the top 5 for the month for fitness and points. Lets see if we can move ourselves up the leaderboard and make it to the top. Again this is a FRIENDLY challenge. DO NOT over exert yourselves with fitness or drown yourself in water. It is more important that you do it the right way. EVERONE here is a ... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:35:40 EST Greetings from Washington State.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x27715979 I joined Sparks very recently ~ August 13th.....in a quest to loose a significant amount of weight. I found this site through my other blog Live Journal ~ <BR> <BR> <link>charlotteamalie.livejournal.com/prof<BR>ile </link> <BR> <BR> I think that Spark People is the perfect site for me to focus on my health goals. I have a long journey ahead of me..... <BR> <BR> I have not had much success in loosing weight I have managed to maintain my weight so there is significant hope. I look forwar... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 07:07:55 EST Let's R E A C H O U T to a long lost team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27639764 I've been trying to keep in touch with our many, many members, as I don't want them to struggle, and think we're not paying attention. Yes this summer has been busy for us all, vacations, trips, gardens, renovations, work, families, injuries, money challenges, family problems, just not enough time in the day, but I thought if we all just reached out to one member that we've not heard from in a while and just let them know they're being thought of today maybe that would just give them a littl... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:28:04 EST This summer do you want to be a Mermaid or a Whale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27486427 Recently, in a large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said: "This summer do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?" A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posted by the gym.... <BR> <BR> To Whom It May Concern: <BR> Whales are always surrounded by friend(dolphins, sea lions, curious humans).. They have an active sex life, they get pr... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 22:46:55 EST Fought the Temptation Last Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27474423 I work late all of the time, plus I go to school part time, so my husband does alot of the cooking. I am weak when it comes to the "bad" offerings that are sometimes presented to me. Last night, for instance, I didn't get home until after 8pm, and he had made hamburgers and tater tots.....YUM!!! I ate the burger (loaded with vegetables), and managed to skip the tots. This was huge for me, and I just wanted to share. Tue, 4 Aug 2009 13:54:37 EST Hi! I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x27460156 Hi everyone! I'm a 44 yr old mom of 3 boys married to my college sweetie for 21 years. I've struggled with weight since my first was born 16 years ago. I have arthritis in my knees from years of competitive sports and I've allowed it to prevent me from exercising regularly. I'm ready to get some weight off, get active and be the woman that I know God wants me to be! I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all. <BR> Susie (elsadoodle) Mon, 3 Aug 2009 22:52:24 EST What DID or DIDN'T Motivate you today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27394819 We all have days where we just can't seem to do enough,or have sooo much planned there's not enough time in the day and we never seem to wear out... THEN Other days, we're lying in bed wondering "Why should we get up?" WHAT MADE YOU --- or DIDN'T MAKE YOU MOVE TODAY? Along with telling us about it, choose an emoticon to show your mood while you were wrestling with this situation. Let's really tell it like it is! Who knows, maybe we'll be helping another teammate by letting them know what... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 03:01:30 EST When's your Birthday and Anniversary ?!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27390122 I'd like us to jot down our birthdays, and if you're married, how about your anniversary too so all of us can celebrate with you on your special day. You don't have to give the year, just the month and day for your birthday but let's get the year on your anniversary...it would be nice to see how long people have been a couple. (It's seems to be quite rare these days) Then maybe you'll get some cards, or a "spark goodie" on your day! And maybe we can play some jokes, or pranks, or somethin... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 21:07:14 EST Exercise of the Day - August Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x27388824 Ladies, I'm going to give you an exercise to do, daily, it will be nothing toooo difficult, and I promise you don't have to buy a thing. When you have completed the exercise, all you have to do is post, <em>248</em> . You don't have to talk to us, or tell us why you didn't get the exercise done, just post <em>248</em> . <BR> <BR> We'll be doing this for 2 purposes... <BR> 1. to,of course, get us to exercise <BR> 2. to get you gals posting, you know for every 100 post you get 25 point! <e... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 19:54:39 EST Aug "SPA" a place to relax, chat, vent, give ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27365815 I can't believe it's August already, where does the Summer go...everyone outside, enjoying family and friends, gardening, yard work, exercising, picnics, vacations, working, and trying to enjoy life... <BR> Come on in, relax, drink some juices, listen to music, take a couple laps in the pool, or let the virtual whirlpool get rids of all your tired muscles.. Leave us a note, a reminder, or even your thoughts on the day...but most of all RELAX with us. <BR> Enjoy this month!!!!! Pray for others... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19:49:00 EST 7/26-8/1 Drop a bad habit or food off your list! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27270580 It's the last week of the month...let's see how we do?!!! Sun, 26 Jul 2009 21:47:29 EST I'm Back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27251773 Ok Team! <BR> <BR> I'm back - our Outreach is done and we topped our numbers today - - - AGAIN!! <BR> <BR> We had 54 families today, a bit of a new set-up and the air conditioning stopped working!!!! <BR> <BR> I absolutely have no idea how you would even figure "exercise" into my day, but I was on my feet from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. - I was constantly moving - and the sweat kept my face bathed like a permanent shower. <BR> <BR> But I'm not complaining!! I'm so excited because God allowed ... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 22:21:36 EST 7/19-25 Drop a food or habit off your list! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27093743 Okay ladies, we've been doing "kind of" good...don't you think we could still dig deep and drop those cookies, cakes, candy, soda, chips, pizza, ice cream and maybe some of those gummy bears off for JUST a week! <BR> <BR> Come on, give it a go...we can do it....! <em>230</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:52:31 EST 7/12-18 Drop a food or habit off your list! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x27007695 <em>230</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> So which sign will it be this week...Let's try to work on changing our food habits, or just in general bad habits. <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Wed, 15 Jul 2009 04:42:26 EST Add Something NEW to the Mix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x26923745 In everything I've read or heard, they say if you change up your exercising, throw in something new it helps to jump start your metabolism. So I thought in not only changing something in your exercising, but also your diet maybe that will get us all in some way. With all the fresh vegetables and fruits on the market, at the market etc I thought maybe it would be fun to try new things and let us know how you liked them....maybe someone in the group can even give us a recipe that they use to ... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 11:02:58 EST 7/5-7/11 Drop a Food or Habit off your list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x26778552 Let's try again this week to drop a food, drink, or habit off our list to help us reach our lifestyle goal. Good Luck! Remember to check them off with <em>248</em> if you conquered your choice! Good Luck! Sun, 5 Jul 2009 08:23:48 EST Did you Step on the Scale? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x26655949 I've noticed that this team doesn't weigh in, and that's fine....I'm not a real lover of that thing either... <BR> <BR> But I want the ones who do weigh themselves to please let us know how you're doing weight wise. I don't want to make it a mandatory thing. I generally weigh myself every two weeks...as I fluctuate soooo much that it's depressing to lose/gain/lose/gain. <BR> <BR> We want to be able to celebrate your victory, no matter how big or small that victory is...it's still a victor... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:32:04 EST 6/28-7/5 Drop a food/or habit off your list! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x26655503 I'm sorry I didn't get this up before today, but hey, I'm human. This idea came from one of our "Sparkers"...During the week, try to stay away from a food,drink, habit that tempts you to eat/or do it when we KNOW it's TABOO! (This would be a good time to also stop smoking if you have the notion.) You can quit eating chocolate....(ya right) you could stop drinking caffeine....soda.....pie.....chips.... you be the judge....we'll do this weekly and those who make it through the week will get ... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:12:12 EST Check out Daily Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x26650827 I think this area is great....I'm not doing real well, I think so far I'm up to 56% of answering the questions correctly. But I'm learning, and I think we all need to know these things. So, if you would daily go to your sparks point page and scroll to the bottom of the first area you will find Trivia. Maybe some of you already do this...I think we should keep a record for OUR team regarding this quiz, and help those who need to understand the information better. They give you answers but ... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:07:31 EST Warning Signs When Eating Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x26650501 I'm not saying that we all eat out too much, 'cause I would be the first to say...No Way!!!I have trouble logging in my food since I cook from scratch. What this thread is about is words we should watch for. Be it on a menu, on a grocery ad, on a food itself in the store. I'd like you each to put in 1 WORD, EACH day, this month that you have run across on a menu, food item, store advertising etc., that is a WARNING to us regarding Eating it. I'll start, to show you an example,...I think... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:55:32 EST How Many Fruits/V getables did we eat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x26649872 This will be your team challenge for July. During your daily meal planning, let's see if we can get the 3 fruits/vegetable servings in everyday. At the end of the month we'll see how many fruits/vegetables we have. Please use the emoticons when inserting the amount such as having 3fruits-3 vegetables put it in as <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>210</em> <em>267</em> <em>69</em> that way at the end of the month or even during the month when I have time I can just count the ... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:32:34 EST Today I'm committed to __________ __________ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x26649446 Let's start stating what we want in our lives....and then going after it! We can do anything we set our minds to...we just have to have faith in ourselves. I have Faith in ALL OF US. Use this thread to say what you're committed to for the day and at the end of the day give yourself a <em>248</em> when you accomplish it. You don't have to post twice a day, we're all busy, but if you did have time it would be great to see what you made of your goal...but you can come in the evening and wri... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:16:52 EST July Spa - A place to get to know each other http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x26649168 Starting of each month we'll have a new Spa! In this area there is a steam room, where you can vent, let us know your problems, concerns, ask for help. There's also a whirl pool where you can dangle your feet, sit, relax, hum, and let us know how hard you worked today...A beautiful waterfall which flows into a relaxing pool where you can give us ideas about what needs to happen with the team, or with yourself...and a little seating area where you can look out at the wonderful flowers that s... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:06:29 EST Challenge to do BEFORE July's here (not hard) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x26552807 We're all in such a fast pace, whether it's intentional or not, so I'm challenging you all to: <BR> <BR> Take 20 minutes, just 20, go outside, anywhere, to a park, (which you could walk to) on a patio, backyard, even just a windowsill...and LISTEN!!! <BR> <BR> Listen to the wind, blowing in the trees, the birds chirping, the squirrels chattering, the leaves swaying, and colorful flowers blooming and the aroma drifting... <BR> <BR> Smell the grass, the air, see bees and butterflies, and if ... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:24:49 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x26492679 Hi everyone! I just joined the team. I love the name and that is something I need to do. I am married with 4 sons. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all! <BR> patty Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:57:48 EST A little comical food for thought, I hope! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x26457938 You know you're getting too heavy when you realize that you don't have any shoes with laces because you can no longer tie them. <BR> <BR> You know you're getting too heavy when you work up a sweat drying off after a shower. <BR> <BR> And you certainly know you're getting too heavy when you discover you have the measurements of a professional football player! <BR> <BR> I hope I didn't offend anyone with this stuff. I really do mean it to make everyone smile for a moment. I have learned ov... Sat, 20 Jun 2009 15:40:31 EST Having a rough day staying motivate ~~~Leila http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x26399635 I feel so low and drained of energy. I know that if I just exercise I will feel better. I am having a hard time being motivated to even leave the home. I was a prisoner in my own home today just resting and cocooning. I didn't feel like doing anything. Now that the sun is going down I am getting an energy peak. I seem to be stuck on this energy flowing during the evenings. My problem is I live in a sleeping town. I have to get to bed early tonight and hope for energy tomorrow. Because tomorro... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 23:10:52 EST Prayer Requests http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x26258702 I made this an area for anyone who may need some reassurance, consoling, or a prayer chain started. None of us are ammune to trouble, money worries, children problems, family conflicts, etc. Please use this site for reaching out for help from all of us. Prayer ALWAYS helps...there's always an answer, we may not like it, but the Good Lord always knows best. Hope you all feel comfortable with the site. <BR> <BR> Lori Fri, 12 Jun 2009 05:20:57 EST Welcome to the Team (please don't post here) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x26258552 (Please do not reply on this thread. It's only for you to read and help you thru the site, Thanks ) <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Team, "One Day at a Time". Please introduce yourself and let us know a little bit about you, your aspirations, goals, maybe even what's hindering you in your weight loss. <BR> <BR> On this team you will notice that we have an area called a SPA. This is where you can let your hair down, tell us like it is, give us your opinion, vent about some failure...generally j... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 04:42:59 EST Hi I'm Sandy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x26239124 Hi One Day at a time members. I recognize some of you from the team I am co-leader of. Lori asked me to pop by the team and check it out. <BR> <BR> I am a 41 year old mom of 2 beautiful girls age 13 and 11. I am married to my husband Tim or nearly 15 years, but together for almost 25 years(since I was only about 16 or so!) <BR> <BR> I am a registered nurse. I work in the NICU and also do flight and emergency ground transport of critically ill infants. <BR> <BR> I used to weigh over 200 po... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:26:57 EST NEW TO TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x26143211 Hello Team: I am new to the team. I am starting over again walking. I got lost in the shuffle for the past month. Found this team and thought that 1 day at a time is what I am striving for. Sun, 7 Jun 2009 20:52:03 EST How Many Steps Can We Take In A Month? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x26023968 Hi girls....how about us making an effort to walk this month. I generally try to do 10,000 steps a day, but I know I do more with just generally walking. If you have a pedometer that measures steps that's great, if you don't mark an area in your town, or block and measure it off with your car. I walk in an area that is exactly a mile, and I walk around it 5 times a day. You don't have to make it a mile a day...just steps. Baby steps...but lets see if we can enjoy the outdoors, or even do... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 22:36:20 EST Can We Just Talk - It's June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x26017021 Thought I'd start out our June talk-a-thon...hope that's okay?! I know Jem has been feeling run down and I know you new gals would like to vent, or tell us about your accomplishments, just generally chit-chat so the door is open... <BR> <BR> I've been busy today doing my regular sleeping until around 3 but then I got up full of energy so did my walk and exercising. <BR> <BR> Need to start thinking about dinner for hubby...Hope all you Newbies are doing well...and are using the emmence info... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 18:08:35 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x25888988 My name is Stacy. I am new to this team and in desperate need of motivation. I have been trying to lose weight to improve my health for the past 6 months now and am having a difficult time of it. I am hoping to gain support and encouragement from others in my situation. Thu, 28 May 2009 19:32:59 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x25858325 Hi! I have just started with Spark People and was looking for a team. This looks like a great one! <BR> <BR> I have been dieting since I was 12. I am now 48. I have done the successful diet and then gained the weight back plus 5 to 10 pounds more thing all my life. At my heaviest I was 289. I will say this for the first time ever . . . "I need help!" I have been too proud to ask for it thinking that no one really understood. So here I am. <BR> I am going to get some water and get ... Wed, 27 May 2009 16:43:00 EST Energy creates energy, stupid interia!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x25834668 Is the interia all in my mind or in my body. I am tired as soon as I wake up. I have been an insomniac since I have quit smoking. I can't seem to get motivated at all times. This weekend SAT, I workout so hard and felt so good from drinking my water, I thought I wouldn't have a hard time getting to the gym again, but I was wrong. The next morning, I wasn't sore, I was tired. And, I had slept so good the night before. How do I get over the interia and keep it going after a good night's sleep o... Tue, 26 May 2009 20:36:15 EST Definitely taking it one day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x25769130 Hello :) <BR> <BR> I'm Anita and thought I would introduce myself to the team as I am new! <BR> <BR> I'm 28, live in New Zealand and work as a medical lab technician. <BR> <BR> I'm working on trudging slowly towards my goals, one day at a time, one week at a time. I've tried too much, too soon many times - I think this is the better option for me :) <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> ~Nita Sun, 24 May 2009 00:38:14 EST Exercise of the Day for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x25362293 I've been doing the new exercise of the day for my May challenge. If you want to do it with me, you're only behind 6 days. It's fun, and it's something different to throw into your regular work-out. Something to break the menotny.(spelling?)The one today was a real challenge, and I felt it in every muscle in my legs. but maybe it will turn that flab into stronger muscle. At any rate so far I've done <BR> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em... Thu, 7 May 2009 18:23:24 EST today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x25089420 today <BR> what are you doing for others today. <BR> today i went and had a cup of coffee with a friend who is having a hard time with life. i spoke to 2 people on my way home and they told me there struggles. living in sr. housing gives me opportunity to do for others. <BR> please lets spread our love to others. when you put yourself out there people may notice how good you are looking. that's the fun of it. <BR> love jean e Tue, 28 Apr 2009 08:29:25 EST the week end http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x24998331 hey team <BR> what's up for a healthy week end. <BR> or do you have road blocks? <BR> keep the spark going on the week end. <BR> love jean e Fri, 24 Apr 2009 14:31:04 EST quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x24956941 Our own well-being is always the result of healthy decisions for ourselves coupled with disengagement from the choices of others. <BR> -- Karen Casey <BR> anyone of us in a 12 step program can recognise this a detachment. not a bad place to be. along with changing the things we can. <BR> love jean Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:20:55 EST How Many Points Did You Spin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10739x11460x24727227 I spun <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> Not bad for me....let's see, in a month of spinning I finally got more then 5 <em>244</em> Wed, 15 Apr 2009 04:09:38 EST Can We Just TALK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x24689958 Nothing on this site is for just getting to talk to one another. I think we need a little kitchen klashing or a Cafe, or a virtual patio, maybe with a wading pond to stick our feet in, or a flower garden, just some kind of virtual get together area or something. Just so we can vent, or tell of our experiences thru the day. My day was really full!! <BR> <BR> I got home from work, went to the store, and came back and worked out on the Wii. It told me I'd lost another 2 lbs, but I'll wait t... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:46:53 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x24651474 I hope that God blessed you today. I'm new here and would like to meet other that take it one day at a time. I have FM so I'm tiring to live a better and healthier live each day. Sun, 12 Apr 2009 16:07:40 EST Not New but Back and Rearing to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x24448574 Hi everyone...it's Coffeybean...I've been gone, oh.. almost a year...in that year I've grown deeper in my faith, stronger in my courage, and more fulfilled then I ever thought possible. The team has changed some and I'm SO very proud of Jean. She's come a tremendous way and she deserves ever pat on the back she can get....She's walked the walk and did the talk. <BR> <BR> I lost my precious father last year in April and in the midst of hospital watches I was struck with cancer...I've been ... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 11:45:11 EST What is your favorite breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x24446073 My new favorite breakfast is a whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter on it. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try this recipe next!! <BR> Rockin Peanut Butter Fruity Sandwich <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=551892 <BR> <BR> What's your favorite healthy breakfast? Sun, 5 Apr 2009 10:03:39 EST april challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x24318065 hi team, larebl has suggested weigh & measure our portions every day every meal,for our challenge <BR> by now water drinking most likely is second nature to us but keep logging it. for your self. keep up your exercising. for your self. as a team effort weigh & measure your portions. as far as that is concerned there is a bikini diet. that is 2 scoops of veggies and a 3oz portion of protein. i have a plate divided like that. even guys can do this. we may never fit in a bikini but we can drea... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 23:10:24 EST new to the board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x24206245 Hi everyone my name is Tina and I am new to this board. I am trying to take it one day at a time so I thought that I should join this board. Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:05:10 EST Today I had a hard time.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10069x11460x24008945 keeping on track with my calories. I'm so hungry today! I need to go find some smoothie recipes. Something yummy to fill me up!! <BR> <em>91</em> or water. lol Is that even a pic of the smiley drinking water? Sat, 21 Mar 2009 22:15:14 EST today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x22558813 hello family. how are we doing with drinking water? <BR> any problems or suggestions for others. if we work on this for a month we all will be drinking water regularly and loosing weight. <BR> for me, a diabetic my bs levels should go down. i am doing his because i need help and welcome your input. jean <BR> Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:50:11 EST 2009 YES WE CAN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x22483423 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Vonetta, and I am the former leader of the team, and I passed down the leadership to Jean..I know she will help lead the team to success!! <BR> <BR> SO 2009 IS YES WE CAN!!! Please try your best to be active on this site..One day at a time is a important mantra to live by, that is all we can do.. Sun, 1 Feb 2009 17:09:37 EST be nice to the new leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x22482926 hi my name is jean <BR> i sent letters to all of you today hope you got them. <BR> as the topic says i am the new leader for one day at a time. <BR> <BR> the first thing i would like to work on as a team is water or those 8/8 things we are supposed to have each day. <BR> i have a problem with it, A DAY AT A TIME so i thought others might as well. i would like to hear from the team how you handle the water and if you log it. <BR> is there any other thing you would like to work on a day at a ... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 16:52:34 EST Hello To All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x16983029 I am a mother of 2 and trying very hard to lose weight. Weight has always been a struggle for me, then when I got pregnant with my last child, I developed gestational diabetes. It was very hard for me, I could not eat and actually lost weight through out my whole pregnancy. Then about two months after I had my daughter and look good I gained a lot of weight. I actually looked better a week after I had my daughter, and for two months after having her, then before I got pregnant. You are suppo... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:22:06 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x16572592 I am new to the Sparks family. I have been hearing a lot a bout it lately and decided to give it a shot. I am thirty five year old mom of two and I work outside of the home. I have battled my weight my whole life. I am at 248 now, and I fall on and off th wagon daily.That is why I was drawn to this sight, I need to take it one day at a time. Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:30:12 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x15183171 Hello. I am new to the team. Your group caught my attention because I am having a difficult time keeping on the straight and narrow with exercising. I will do really great for awhile, and then I will get back off track. Sometimes I have very valid excuses, and sometimes I just plain have excuses (or lack thereof). The bottom line is that I really want to be successful and I know that I can't be without some hard work and dedication. I have found that being part of a team, or feeling acc... Sat, 24 May 2008 04:40:22 EST LOOSING WEIGHT IS HARD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x14427401 I BEEN TRYING LOOSE WEIGHT FOR 14 YEARS IT IS HARD I NEED SUPPORT. <BR> THANKS <BR> Mon, 28 Apr 2008 03:25:11 EST Hi all....I'm new!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x14212202 I am new here. I quit smoking about 5 years ago and since then, I have gained a lot of weight. I hope that sparkpeople can give me the guidance and much needed support to get back to my happy, confident self. I hope I can realize my goals and dreams!! Take one day at a time and reach for the stars!!! <BR> Mon, 21 Apr 2008 01:16:10 EST Hello I Just started with the Spark team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x13328005 Hello everyone!! I'm a newbie with this type of thing. I'm hoping for a new and exciting experience as I journey to my ultimate goal of losing weight and gaining energy, and well as better all around health. I'm so used to going it alone, so I decided to try a new approach. I hope to be of some help to others as well as allowing others to help me for a new and different experience. I never ask for help, so I hope you will all bear with me as I learn to accept help from others in my weight los... Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:24:24 EST One day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x11268152 Hello everybody! <BR> I am new to this group and about a week into the spark program. So far I really like what I have found. One day at a time is such an easy thing to say but for me when it comes down to it, it is very difficult for me to follow. Im looking forward to keeping it simple in 08 and also remembering to keep it one day at a time. Thank you for all of your support and I am looking forward to meeting everybody! <BR> God bless <em>252</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2008 19:38:36 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x11016409 Hey let's get some challenges or goals going here... <BR> <BR> How about, (these are easy) <BR> <BR> 1. Drink at least 8 <em>194</em> a day... <BR> <BR> 2. work out at least 15 minutes...you can count cleaning the house, doing laundry, etc...as I know you're all busy with family <BR> <BR> 3. Read your Bible <BR> <BR> 4. Eat a colored vegetable... <BR> <BR> 5. get your 3 fruits a day <BR> <BR> 6. get plenty of rest <BR> <BR> Now is that Hard? <BR> <BR> 7. Hug all your loved o... Sun, 6 Jan 2008 12:32:09 EST Prayer for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x10846780 The Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place. <BR> <BR> Father God, You bore me on eagles' wings and brought me to Yourself. In Your love and in Your pity You redeemed me; and You bore me and carried me all the days of old. As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so You alone led me. <BR> <BR> Even to my old age, You are He,and even to gr... Mon, 31 Dec 2007 17:23:03 EST Prayer for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x10803640 The Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. <BR> <BR> I trust in You, Lord, at all times; I pour out my heart before You; God, You are a refuge for me. David strengthened himself in You, his God. You will surely visit me, and bring me...to the land which You swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You had certainly seen the oppression of Your people in Egypt; You heard their groaning and came down to deliver them. You brought them out, after You had shown ... Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:49:51 EST Prayer for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x10787143 "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit," says the Lord of hosts. <BR> <BR> Lord, who has directed Your Spirit, or as Your counselor has taught You? God, You have chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and You have chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised You have chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no fles... Fri, 28 Dec 2007 13:22:40 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x10781100 I am not new to SP but I am in need of getting myself motivated here...I am giving myself a fresh start Jan. 1st..So I have set some mini goals for myself..so <BR> I hope to meet alot of new friends here to help me stay motivated... <BR> <BR> <BR> Lisa Fri, 28 Dec 2007 08:58:59 EST Prayer for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x10771046 My brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. <BR> <BR> Lord God, Your grace is sufficient for me, for Your strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. I will go in Your strength, my Lord God; I will make mention of Y... Thu, 27 Dec 2007 15:56:48 EST 10 things to know about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11460x10697514 I stole this idea from another group...but it was so interesting to get to know everyone...please join it... <BR> <BR> 10 things to know about me: <BR> <BR> 1. My first name is Lori <BR> <BR> 2. I've been married 34 yrs, have 3 grown children, and 5 gr. children, + 2 gr. puppy dogs <BR> <BR> 3. I love to sing, I have a vocal music degree <BR> <BR> 4. In my spare time I sing, sew, counted cross-stitch, crochet, ceramics, cook, and babysit my grandkids whenever possible. <BR> <BR> 5. ... Fri, 21 Dec 2007 16:05:54 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x10693376 I am new to the group but not to SP. I pray that this group will help motivate me to stay on track to meet my goals. Obstacles are a constant in my life so the motivation and encouragement helps. <BR> <BR> Colette Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:57:28 EST Hello Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11460x10500950 <em>249</em> <BR> Hi everyone, I am Jennifer and on my way to a whole new life. Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I have decided to change my entire life... Kind of an "Extreme Makeover" of sorts. <BR> I'm changing everything from my diet to my job! <BR> Can't wait to meet some new friends and get to know everyone! <BR> Jennifer <BR> "The Lord has a plan for each of us. We just need to read the manual" Sun, 9 Dec 2007 14:10:46 EST