SparkPeople Have FUN and get RID of 200+ Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=12646 Big Warm Welcomes anyone who wants to be RID of 200+ (wherever you are in the process). Let's go on this journey together and have FUN! Remember it involves both the Body & The Mind! SparkPeople Have FUN and get RID of 200+ Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=12646 WEEKLY WEIGH-IN CHALLENGE Summer 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x48346933 YAY! I WEIGH-IN AND I LOST -1.6 LBS.! Sat, 2 Jun 2012 22:42:16 EST Needing a swift jump start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x44442597 After a super crazy 5 months, I'm slowly getting back into a workout routine and healthy eating. <BR> <BR> Ever since father's day, it's been one thing after another. My mother in law died suddenly (expected, but sudden none the less.) <BR> <BR> Then hubby had a serious health scare (on top of his disability-it really complicated things there for a while.) The good thing? It was treatable. Bad thing? I ended up caring for him 24/7 for about a week . He had inflamed nerve endings (not... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 14:24:50 EST SHIFT IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x42380040 Good Morning Sparkles, <BR> Be encouraged and have a healthalicious day! Can't move that arm? Move that foot. Can't bend that knee? Rock that elbow! Back got you down? Pull in that stomach muscle in and out. Let's have a NON DEFEAT week. If you can't do anything but blinkercise...(blink-eyelid pushups), let's move something. I dare you to try one thing....just one. Train your body to Keep IT Moving! <BR> Instead of a When? When? situation let's make it a Win, Win Situation! <BR> <BR> SHIFT! ... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 11:13:29 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x42150736 Hello, <BR> I am new to this group and looking for motivation and accountability. Trying to get this right this time. Best health to all! <BR> -Getti Tue, 31 May 2011 17:13:21 EST MAY 2011 EXERCISE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x41549078 Time to get back into EXERCISE!!!! Come on Team! Let's DO IT! <BR> <BR> This thread is for those of us who want a visual record of the progress we're making in our commitment to the goals and exercise challenges we've pledged to do for the month of MAY 2011. <BR> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>310</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> <em>196</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 1 May 2011 10:42:21 EST FEBRUARY 2011 EXERCISE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x39596554 This thread is for those of us who want a visual record of the progress we're making in our commitment to the goals and exercise challenges we've pledged to do for the month of FEBRUARY. <BR> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>310</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> <em>196</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 04:05:04 EST Well joined team a while back but don't think http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x39227968 I ever introduced my self. <BR> Not sure where to start.....36 year old wife and mom. Need to loose about 215 or so. Terrible at committing and sticking to weightless and diet(in the sense of choosing lower in calories and healthier foods.....not meaning fads)and figuring out where to start and keeping going in a healthy life style change. I know what I need to do but the motivation seems to stoP shortly thereafter .like right now insteAd of just "doing it" I am yet again going back and forth... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:24:26 EST JANUARY 2011 EXERCISE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x38822857 JAN 1: 10,000 steps 030 cardio 030 strength <BR> Jan 2: 10,000 steps, 030 cardio 030 strength <BR> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:42:59 EST DECEMBER EXERCISE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x38407355 This thread is for those of us who want a visual record of the progress we're making in our commitment to the goals and exercise challenges we've pledged to do for the month of NOVEMBER. <BR> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>310</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> <em>196</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:18:11 EST DAILY WEIGH IN and/or DAILY WALKING, yeh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x37705669 <em>213</em> Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> This is a daily weigh in thread for those who want it or need it <BR> <BR> AND a tracking for those who desire to walk <em>311</em> whenever possible <BR> to improve their health or just for the fact of breathing easier as we walk more. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> A desire to exercise and move our bodies BEGINS with taking a first step.... even if its like a few steps or a half a block... we CAN begin somewhere.... "together" and e... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 09:43:23 EST NOVEMBER EXERCISE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x37654506 This thread is for those of us who want a visual record of the progress we're making in our commitment to the goals and exercise challenges we've pledged to do for the month of NOVEMBER. <BR> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>310</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> <em>196</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 00:43:01 EST OCTOBER EXERCISE CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x37036324 This thread is for those of us who want a visual record of the progress we're making in our commitment to the goals and exercise challenges we've pledged to do for the month of OCTOBER. <BR> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>310</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> <em>196</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 08:11:13 EST SEPTEMBER EXERCISE CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x36408137 This thread is for those of us who want a visual record of the progress we're making in our commitment to the goals and exercise challenges we've pledged to do for the month of SEPTEMBER. <BR> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>310</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> <em>196</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>252</em> Wed, 1 Sep 2010 00:56:49 EST "New" ... again - with a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x35893622 Hey there, folks! <BR> <BR> I've been away for some time until a friend personally invited me into a challenge for the month of August. <BR> <BR> I'm not all fired up, or anything, but I am starting to think, again, about my health and it's impact on my family & friends. <BR> <BR> So, tell me if you think this is just a crazy stupid idea: <BR> <BR> I'm ADD and have a history of self-sabotage. I will get excited about losing weight and push with everything for a few months, lose 20-50 lbs... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 23:18:44 EST HOW MANY CALORIES DID YOU BURN TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x35775437 I burned 3,231 calories today! Swimming laps for 2 hours and 5 minutes! <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 20:52:04 EST August 2010 Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x35759454 This thread is for those of us who want a visual record of the progress we're making in our commitment to the goals and exercise challenges we've pledged to do for the month of AUGUST. <BR> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>310</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> <em>196</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 00:44:14 EST Monthly Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x35606326 Hey! I lost 4 inches in my waist, 1 ½ inches in my hips, 1 inch in my thigh, and ½ inch in my upper arm this month! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 24 Jul 2010 11:56:44 EST JULY 2010 EXERCISE CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x35189681 This thread is for those of us who want a visual record of the progress we're making in our commitment to the goals and exercise challenges we've pledged to do for the month of JULY. <BR> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>310</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> <em>196</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 3 Jul 2010 21:36:53 EST jude 322 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x35151672 i'm 61 years old and recently lost my job after 20+ years. they say the 3 most stressful things are losing your home, a loved one and/or your job. batting 1.000, i did all 3 in less than 2 years. i had lost 88 lbs on weight watchers but gained some back through stress and not really caring. i've finally come out of the tailspin and am determined to make my forced retirement as good and fun as i can make it. leg problems prevent me from doing much walking but i do have a pool where i live and ... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:32:54 EST JUNE 2010 EXERCISE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x34549104 This thread is for those of us who want a visual record of the progress we're making in our commitment to the goals and exercise challenges we've pledged to do for the month of JUNE. <BR> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>310</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> <em>196</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>252</em> Wed, 2 Jun 2010 20:19:45 EST Need All the Support I can Get http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x34398902 Hi I'm new to SP today. I decided a few weeks ago that I am serious about losing weight. It took me a long long long time to get to this mindset and I am willing to do anything to stay with it. I'm naturally a shy person, so posting to anything is going against my natural tendencies. So I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm serious by fighting the urge to NOT post and hide in my hole. Hope everyone is doing great on this beautiful day. Wed, 26 May 2010 13:57:42 EST Wanting to eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x33390242 It seems I do really well during the day and then 3:00 rolls around and I feel like I'm starving. Obviously I'm not but I sure wanna eat. Wonder what causes that. If I'm gonna cheat it's then. I just ate a half cucumber but it didn't quite satisfy so here I am. I am going to do this if it kills me! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 18:52:43 EST Huge weight loss success question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x33368914 Has anyone in this group lost large amounts of weight without having to have weight loss surgery? Is it even possible? I WANT to do it without surgery but don't know how to stay motivated. I was hoping to hear some motivational stories of huge weight loss. Sun, 11 Apr 2010 22:13:22 EST question on vision collage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x32036250 Can a vision collage be comprised of "before" pictures? Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:10:45 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x31060637 I've been playing around with Sparkpeople for a few months and finally taking it serious. I have over 200lbs to loose, but taking 50lbs at a time. <em>33</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:03:54 EST 2010 Weigh in thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x30947440 Okay Ladies-- Hewre it is the 2010 weigh in thread! <BR> <BR> Start Weight: <BR> Todays Weight: <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:29:14 EST Bogus diets to avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x30806285 <link>shine.yahoo.com/event/newyear/5-bogu<BR>s-diets-that-will-do-more-harm-than-go<BR>od-553992/ </link> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 21:23:52 EST 2010 Daily Discussion!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x30700792 Hey there my sparkie friends! <BR> <BR> Yes I was away yesterday... mainly vegging.. even though I had my feet up a lot, I still was UP 1.2 pounds today at weigh in... I am hoping it is the only time I am up thisn year on the scale! <BR> <BR> Tonight we had lobster as it was on sale at shop rite for $5.99 a pound..it was delicious! We don't eat it often so it was a treat. <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a wonderful NYE and are looking forward to a fantastic slimming new year! Lets try to sta... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 22:11:05 EST What are your Christmas plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x30359921 A lot of us have traditons we stick with nd some of us just do whatever comes up- but what do you do for Christmas? Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:52:48 EST Whatcha think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x30281641 I have been basically immobile for awhile now and have begun this journey to lose weight. Still have not begun an exercise program and am already in so much pain afraid to begin. I am seriously considering joining Planet Fitness to get me started on something. They have a special of 10 a month through the 18th and no long term contract. It would give me access to equipment and indoors and weights for strength training in the beginning and cardio as I progress. I watched Biggest Loser the w... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 17:03:55 EST Let's boycott Karl Lagerfeld's designs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x29036760 The article explains it all. <BR> <BR> <link>www.stylelist.com/blog/2009/10/12/ka<BR>rl-lagerfeld-defends-skinny-models-no-<BR>one-wants-to-see-roun/?icid=main|htmlw<BR>s-main|dl4|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.styl<BR>elist.com%2Fblog%2F2009%2F10%2F12%2Fka<BR>rl-lagerfeld-defends-skinny-models-no-<BR>one-wants-to-see-roun%2F </link> Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:43:45 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x28862895 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 I'm going the wrong way....Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x28717339 This is crazy...Starting over again today...Food good so far and pray for success. Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:49:08 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x27362103 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My names is Linda. I have come to this team because I need help to lose this weight. I have weighed as much as 411lbs and presently weigh 391lbs. I have done every diet imaginable but I am sure you all know that story only two well. I know what to do I just don't do it long enough to get to my goal. I am 51 years old and I feel time is running out. I need to make a change now if I don't want to die young. My mother died from a stroke when she was 56 and she was over... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 16:20:12 EST Dieting Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x25940283 If only this were true... <BR> <BR> Dieting Rules <BR> <BR> If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories. <BR> <BR> If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are canceled out by the diet soda. <BR> <BR> When you eat with someone else, calories don’t count if you don’t eat more than they do. <BR> <BR> Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as hot chocolate, brandy, toast and Sara Lee Cheesecake. <BR> <BR> If you fatt... Sun, 31 May 2009 03:00:16 EST What's on your workout mix? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x25559496 I'm looking for new songs to add to my workout mix on my ipod. I'm looking for fun, upbeat songs that keep my speed up and make the time go faster. <BR> <BR> Here's what's on mine so far: <BR> <BR> Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera <BR> Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet <BR> Basket Case - Green Day <BR> Black Betty - Ram Jam <BR> Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes <BR> Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners <BR> Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers <BR> The Distance - Cake... Fri, 15 May 2009 11:11:42 EST XL living-- stuff for everyday life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x25497001 Now with summer around the corner and the need for a new chair arises for me and I remembered this site I was told about last year <link>www.livingxl.com/store/en_US/index.j<BR>sp </link> <BR> <BR> Great stuff-- of course higher prices because it is specialized but worth it! Wed, 13 May 2009 07:46:02 EST What are your personal goals for today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x25344037 Figured if i posted my personal goal for the day it would help keep me more motivated and on track. Hope others join me we can do this. <BR> Today I will do 20 min on my bike and 20 min of walking or elliptical though out the day as well as i will not skip my meals and pay attention to what i am eating. <BR> karen Thu, 7 May 2009 06:37:19 EST A Dose of Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x25329348 I know I am new but everyone needs a laugh sometimes. I have put in on a lot of my team pages and didn't want to leave this one out. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes when you have a stressful day or week, you <BR> need some silliness to break up the day. If we are <BR> honest, we have a lot more stressful days than not.. <BR> <BR> Here is your dose of humor... <BR> <BR> A. Follow the instructions to find your new name. <BR> <BR> B. Once you have your new name, reply to this thread. <BR> ... Wed, 6 May 2009 15:53:11 EST Hi from Willow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x25329243 Hi I just joined this team. I have been on spark for a few months now. I am more of a blogger than a forum poster. LOL Forums tend to lose me. <BR> <BR> I love to blog. I have been blogging on another site before spark. My life is an open book so to speak. I have it summerized on my spark page if your interested in details. <BR> <BR> Thanks for having me <BR> Wed, 6 May 2009 15:49:26 EST Hello, I'm another Newbie, from STL, MO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x25183158 hello, <BR> my name is Tony <BR> i've been with SP about one month <BR> you are welcome to visit my SP page to see the real me. <BR> I lost 6 lbs in my first two weeks then gained it back plus 18 in my next two weeks. <BR> Gonna keep trying to tame this wild horse <BR> Looking forward to meeting you guys and gals <BR> <BR> Ya'll have a grrrrrrreat day now, ya hear! Fri, 1 May 2009 09:57:23 EST When do you weigh yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x23914990 I posted this on another team. I used to get weighed years ago when I went to my TOPS meeting each week. <BR> <BR> Now I weigh myself each friday. I was quilty of weighing myself almost everyday but am stopping that. The weight fluctuates between eating and drinking also when I go to the bathroom and have a BM. So I am trying to remember do it each Friday morning before I eat. My thinking is that it will give me a more accurate idea of how much I am losing for the week. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:38:25 EST I wana be buff, tough, ready and rough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x23834760 See, I never know what to put in these intro posts. So let me see. I am single, female, 30ish years old, and currently 287 pounds. I started at 380 and by myself (and in the worst way possible) I lost 47 pounds over two years. I have lost 46 pounds with Spark People in 4 months and two weeks. <BR> <BR> I don’t have any children, pets, or even plants. I live alone and I work alone but I have many many good loving friends and a family that is far enough away that when I see them it is always ... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 04:58:17 EST TOP 20 FIBER FILLED FOODS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x22586693 The Top Twenty Fiber Foods <BR> <BR> This list can serve as a general guide. For more specific calorie and <BR> fiber content of particular foods, to estimate your daily and weekly <BR> quotas, refer to the alphabetical chart that follows: <BR> <BR> 1. Dried beans, peas, and other legumes <BR> This includes baked beans, kidney beans, split peas, dried limas, <BR> garbanzos, pinto beans and black beans. <BR> <BR> 2. Bran cereals <BR> Topping this list are Bran Buds and All-Bran, but 100% Br... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:40:09 EST 2009 WEIGH IN Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x22498218 We will use this thread to post pur weekly weigh ins . WHether you weigh in on Monday or Saturday post it here in the format: <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Start Weight: <BR> Current Weight: <BR> Loss-/gain+ Mon, 2 Feb 2009 06:11:17 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x22181455 Hi I just wanted to introduce myself to the team my name is Melissa and I joined spark people on January 12,2009. I am trying to find teams that offer support,motivation and just keep me focused. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:27:48 EST Ideas for exercising when your knees are hurting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x21891883 Hello - I live in Colorado and our weather changes ALL the time. The joke in Denver is if you don't like the weather wait 10 minutes. So the last week when everyone else is below zero, here in Colorado one day it is 20 degrees and snowing(Monday) and the next it is 55 degrees and sunny(Wednesday). Don't get me wrong I LOVE the warm weather but when the temperature changes like that my knees HURT! I know that it is my weight but I have also had surgery on both knees when I was a teenager (20 y... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:01:39 EST ~~~~~~~~~2009 Daily DIscussion ~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x21404747 Welcome to 2009 teammies! <BR> <BR> I am so excited about 2009, are you? <BR> <BR> Have you set your goals? <BR> <BR> DO you have a plan? <BR> <BR> As for me I set up my goals and I put them in my blog and I am excited! <BR> <BR> Lets Blast away the pounds in 2009!I want to get fine in 2009! <BR> <BR> Come on-- who's with me? <BR> <BR> <BR> Also please lets introduce ourselves a little here so the new people can get to know us! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am Tracy, 44 year old single mom of ... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 23:25:02 EST i need a good scale ,help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x20249872 hi guy's , i wonder what kind of scale you use,i need one that can read 450lb .i but one , the TAYLOS glass body fat scale, that have a capacity of 440 and it was working good but after 3 use it shoes 4.6 lb over. i don't know what to buy?????????? Sun, 16 Nov 2008 13:26:21 EST GOYB challenge = GET OFF YOUR BUTT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x19788077 GOYB challenge = GET OFF YOUR BUTT <BR> <BR> A GOYB challenge should be something simple that gets you off the couch and moving if only for a couple minutes such as jumping jacks, squats, marching in place, stretching, clean something, do something anything just get off your butt!!!! . You let us know how many sets or how many minutes you want to challenge the rest of us to. It will be a just for the day challenge. Then we can all check back in here and post if we did it. <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:07:19 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x19357423 Hi...I posted yesterday, but not sure it was in the right place. Anyway .... <BR> <BR> Hi. I have been looking for a weight loss buddy who has as much to lose as I do ... and I ran across a whole team! I'm so excited! I started with approx 250 pounds to lose. I've lost 25 but have been stalled for about three months and need to get back on track. I figure this will be a good place to get it. I was a member of one team, but they were very negative and actually put members in the "pig pen" if... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 11:18:18 EST Slim into the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x18889148 Wanted to get us set for Fall and ready us for the time of the year when we tend to get off track... <BR> <BR> October- Halloween-- candy! <BR> <BR> November- Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> December- Christmas <BR> <BR> SO to get us all pointed n the right direction.. I always followed the weight watchers plan and it works .. so I wanted to pass on the good health guidelines <BR> <BR> 1. 5 fruits and vegetables daily <BR> <BR> 2. choose whole grain foods <BR> <BR> 3. 2 servings of milk <BR>... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 01:27:46 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x18862433 Hi my name is Anne and I weigh 331 and would like to reach 150 by my 40th birthday. One day at a time!!! Sat, 27 Sep 2008 22:32:56 EST I'm a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x18469297 Hello - I am a newer member I have been a "sparker" for 3 months but I had chosen this team but not posted a message yet. I am a stay at home mom from the Denver area. I don't have a place to go check my weight so I have chosen to measure my neck, waist and hips <em>40</em> I have been walking as exercise since the swimming pool in our condo complex had a broken filter and wasn't open most of the summer. One of my goals is to be able to go on hikes with my husband and 9 year old son next su... Sun, 14 Sep 2008 14:28:59 EST Hey you guys, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x18448534 Hope you're all doing better then I am. I've been having a real tough time. Very depressed. Gained 6 lbs of the 25 I lost just because I seem to have lost my motivation. I have been beating myself up verbally really badly. All i seem to do is cry. I'm so scared I won't succeed yet again. I feel like such a failure but I'm trying again. It just threw me so bad that I could do this after taking off 25 <BR> lbs. Any of you ever lost your motivation? I don't even know what set me off. I'm so sca... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 14:57:55 EST Vote for Sparkpeople and show your Sparklove! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x18285481 Business Week is conducting a poll on health & fitness websites. Vote for Sparkpeople and show your Sparklove! <link>www.businessweek.com/technology/best<BR>ofweb2 </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2008 15:47:34 EST Important Info to team members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x17734541 I will be adding information here from the Spark Coaches that can be beneficial to us. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! <BR> <BR> **Please no comments here--sparkmail me if you have questions. Sun, 17 Aug 2008 00:43:23 EST im doing bad lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x17326812 girls please send me support i wish i had good days everyday. it is so hard to do it. i wish i would do better i pray i do. Sun, 3 Aug 2008 08:47:49 EST New Team Goals~~ Please Participate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x17267250 New team goals are set up! Please sign up and participate: <BR> <BR> Do 400 minutes of fitness activities per month- <BR> Exercise helps reduce fluid retention <BR> <BR> Drink 8 cups of water per day-Drinking water not only hydrates you but helps flush your system. If you do not get enough water you will retain it! <BR> <BR> Earn 100 sparkpoints per month-Earn sparkpoints and spend them on sparkgoodies for your friends to support them! <BR> <BR> Please participate!! Fri, 1 Aug 2008 01:33:17 EST Joining a team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x17107336 Hi everyone ! I want to join this team , I have been away from sparkpeople a while and have slipped back into some old habits ! I hope this will be a good team for me and I can meet some fun people ! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great weekend ! Sun, 27 Jul 2008 16:57:16 EST Inspiring words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x16755632 (found this posted in a blog on the Arthritis team) <BR> <BR> There are two things you can always count on: (1)Nature’s laws of cause and effect and (2) human nature. <BR> <BR> On that basis, here are my 20 fitness predictions for 2008: <BR> <BR> I PREDICT that if you can reach into your pocket on any day in 2008 and pull out a card or piece of paper with all your body and fitness goals written on it in vivid detail, the odds are 95 to 1 in favor of you achieving every one of those goals... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:22:15 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x16423407 My name is Colleen and I'm new to the group. I live in Delaware. I have two daughters..one is 26 and my baby is 8. I also have two grandsons and I just recently got remarried. I am glad I found this site. I am looking forward to getting to know you all. Have a great weekend! Sat, 5 Jul 2008 12:14:33 EST Hi I am New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x16158361 I am so happy to find others for support and I am just getting use to the site. Since I have alot to lose it helps to chat with others who can empathize and not criticize. Hope to hear some great success stories and hope I will be one myself someday! <BR> Thanks for welcoming me to the club! Thu, 26 Jun 2008 08:32:23 EST Something New ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x16086656 Well - For the first time I decided to really watch what i was eating-- usually i just ate, i never really eat alot throughout the day - i guess i am kinda a closet eater, i eat when i get home when noone is watching. i always eat more than i should but i rationalize it by saying but i havent eaten all day so eating all my meals at once what harm can that do... well i am realizing now that that isnt the best idea. I have also started writing down what i eat i have only done this for 2 days no... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 04:27:06 EST BE INSPIRED - Woman lost 262 lbs, no surgery! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x16084778 Check out this video from MSNBC: <BR> <BR> <link>today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/2<BR>5190586#25190586 </link> <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS!! I'd need to lose 237 to weigh the same as her (I am almost 25% the way there!), and one of my biggest fears is having loose, baggy skin. LOL! I've only ever seen people that have lost that much weight with lapband or GB. I definitely agree that GRADUAL change is the way to go. <BR> <BR> And as far as "not the last meal"... I can tell everyone THAT... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:09:50 EST Camp Lose~A~Lot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x15541245 Hello ev1! Welcome to Camp Lose~A~Lot! <BR> <BR> The rest of this week we will be taking applicants, Working out the general guidelines,& getting set-up. <BR> <BR> Camp will start Sun June 8th. Please register ASAP, however we will still take applicants the wk of 6/8. The 1st wk of camp will be to set the teams, finalize the details, get to know ev1. <BR> <BR> Some details won't be able to finalize till ev1 is registered & we know how many will be attending. <BR> <BR> Guidelines & Info: <... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 08:27:52 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x15392477 We all know exercise is important and experts say that you should exercise MOST days of the week ( at least 4) and that as little as 20 minutes can make a difference my challenge is, if your choose to accept, is to exercise every day, at least 20 minutes. Pleas post your times/date/ and what you did. For example <BR> <BR> 5/31 walking 60 mins. Sat, 31 May 2008 13:09:52 EST Leaderless teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x15320728 Do any of you belong to teams where the leaders seem to be absent? I can't figure out why people choose to be a leader when they are not around. <BR> <BR> After all we do need direction and support. It aint easy! <BR> <BR> I know we all were saying we should do some kind of challenge... but I believe the team leader should be the one who does this. Just my honest opinion! NO I am not volunteering to step in .. MAYBE one of the other members will help out in that capacity. Teams can h... Thu, 29 May 2008 04:12:46 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x14699434 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Tina and I live in Antioch, CA. I am married with three dogs! I work in accounting and I teach baton twirling. <BR> <BR> I started WW on 1/5/08 at 336 pounds. My goal is 135 so I need to lose 201 pounds! So far I have lost 48.4! So I am on my way!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all! Tue, 6 May 2008 15:40:27 EST fabulous food finds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x14531363 I was hoping everyone would take the time to share some of there favorite "diet" foods, things you tried and loved. I am a HUGE fan of 100 calorie packs my favorite is the Ritz/chex snack mix and the Lorna doo cookies. However what I wanted to share today was Quaker quakes they come in both sweet and savory flavors and I love to eat the savory ones in lieu of chips. It is an excellent alternative to chips or crackers and they are super yummy. No these are not your mothers cardboard dry stale ... Thu, 1 May 2008 01:08:37 EST Hi ev1, I'm new to your team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x14503462 I'm about 210 lbs over wt. I want to be down to my goal wt of 120 before 6/29/11. Which is our 35th Anniv. I am planning on us renewing our vows & having a ceremony & reception. <BR> <BR> I have several health problems, & therefore many obstacles to over come to get healthy. Any ideas welcome!! BTW, feel free to ck out my page & pics! Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:26:27 EST HI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x13985941 I just joined sparks for the 4th time. Never really stuck to it but it has been months and here I am again. <BR> I was searching for teams to join and i saw this one. I am 248 lbs, have been in the 240's for over a year now, before that I was in the 220's , but then had my second child and I am guessing my body is comfortable maintaining this enormous weight. <BR> I just want to lose 50 lbs. Let me see 198 and I am happy as punch. I have not been that small in a long long time and I would be... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:10:26 EST Getting winded and building cardio.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x13962303 Hello everyone! My name is Mary and I am new here to Spark. I joined a couple of days ago. My heighest weight was 355, and I am currently 330. My doctor has ok'ed me to start exercising, but I had a few questions that only someone that has been there can answer. <BR> <BR> I hate to admit to being in this shape, but most days just going to the bathroom or trying to wash dishes leaves me winded with a racing heartrate. Any suggestions on where to start out to build up my cardio?? How lon... Sat, 12 Apr 2008 11:32:43 EST First time here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x13240151 Good morning, <BR> <BR> Just a little about myself, I am a 38 yo mother of one, who is sick and tired of being tired, I want to start to feel good about myself, to know that I can do this on my own. <BR> <BR> This group looks very supportive and understanding. <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:14:38 EST Okay - time to get this show back on the road http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x13109138 Hi everyone and thank you for your patience and support. I am really going to try to get back into this. I'm still looking for work, but have a few prospects, one of which I'm really hoping comes through. I finally found my scales, which were packed away, and got up the nerve to step on them. I gained almost 20 lbs. during all this business of losing my job and moving and such. ugh!! Now I'm having a really hard time getting motivated again. Please pray for me. If I can't get back on ... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 08:30:34 EST I'm Baaacccckk kkkk...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x12969776 Hey Yall, I have missed you all dearly. <BR> <BR> There has been so much going on I kinda fell off of diet, goal, and everything else. So I'm back and rearing to go. <BR> <BR> I will ask you all for support and guidance. <BR> <BR> FYI: Updated. I am no longer seeing the diet doctor. Unfortunately the diet doc that I was seeing was facing some criminal charges (having nothing to do with me) and committed suicide. Such a sad event. On a happier note I have bought a treadmill, put i... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 16:10:53 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x12926308 Hi group, <BR> Iam new to sparkspeople site. I weigh 385 and would <BR> be very happy at 185 as I am 5'11' and have a large frame. My weight has given me insulin dependant diabete and back problems that have put me in a wheelchair. I also have 3 lung diseases and use oxygen always. Married,45 and no kids. Fri, 7 Mar 2008 17:13:06 EST Home from my surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x12912764 Had my surgery 3-5-08 Stayed overnight Have to say it was nothing like I thought. I was sacred to death but knew I needed to do this. And with the help of all my spark friends I made it.Thank you all so very much. I went to a hospital I had never been. Dr Gritsus was my surgeon. He and his assistant Dean and all his staff are like family to me now.. I arrive at hospital at 12:30 3-5-08 they took me right in. kept me busy with prep until time for my surgery which was 4pm. met all in operating ... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 09:19:44 EST Be Still and Know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x12910978 This has been an incredibly BUSY week for me. I don't "do busy" well. I like my down time at home. In fact, I LOVE being home and I really struggle with the weeks when I have nightly meetings and required events. This was one of those weeks, but as I was laying in bed last night God reminded me that I may not be able to control the busy schedule, but I can still control my thoughts and attitudes. I can find the solitude I need during the crazy times by simply being still and knowing HE i... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 08:19:27 EST Feng Shui Horoscope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x12393233 Feng Shui Horoscope <BR> <BR> Take just a couple of minutes to take this test & see what happens! <BR> If you are honest this tells the truth -- it's pretty good. <BR> Write your answers on a piece of paper, NO cheating!! The answers are <BR> at the bottom... <BR> <BR> 1. Which is your favorite color: red, black, blue, green, or yellow? <BR> 2. Your first initial? <BR> 3. Your month of birth? <BR> 4. Which color do you like more, black or white? <BR> 5 . Name of a person of the same sex ... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 21:00:58 EST MY MENTAL AGE IS.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x12154525 I THOUGHT THIS WAS CUTE AND WANTED TO SHARE: I am 34 and it says my mental age is 32 so I guess I am pretty spot on. <BR> <BR> My mental age is... <BR> <BR> You know when your birthday is, <BR> But how old should you really be? <BR> (just put an x next to the things that apply to you) <BR> <BR> [x ] I know how to make a pot of coffee. <BR> [ x] I keep track of dates using a calendar.... <BR> [] own more than one credit card.... <BR> [ ] I know how to change the oil in my car. <BR> [X] I do... Sun, 10 Feb 2008 18:37:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x12014236 Hi everyone...I'm new to SP, joined 1/20/08 and need all the encouragement, prayer and motivation I can get. My reason for joining SP and starting this challenge to change my lifestyle... is mainly to just "feel better". My joints ache, My knees are killing me, and I get short of breath climbing stairs or walking short distances...basically that just sucks! So, please feel free to stop by my page and drop a line..I'm looking for buddies who can help motivate me and keep me accountable, and... Tue, 5 Feb 2008 21:53:52 EST TODAY I AM PROUD OF ME BECAUSE....... ............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x11896928 Today I am proud of me because I lost my 156th pound, and, and!! I have consumed 30g of fiber today...wooohoo!!!! <BR> <BR> Why are you proud of yourself? <em>104</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2008 22:21:07 EST What kind of treadmill do you recommend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x11675592 I weigh almost 400 pounds, does anyone know what kind of treadmill will work for me?? Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:55:47 EST I'm Stepping Down...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x11549404 I will be stepping down from leadership of this team. I simply do not have the time to lead this team as it should be lead. It has been a great pleasure to lead this team, but it is time to let go. Diane and Cindy are great supporters and advice givers. They will help you every step of the way. I'm not leaving SP. I will be around, just not here. <BR> <BR> I want to thank everyone for their support and kind words over the past six months I've been leader of this team. I hope you all conti... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:03:04 EST Oh often do you weigh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x11390958 Good morning everyone, <BR> I feel once a month is enough for me. I get discouranged very easily, so I feel if I weigh once a month, I'll have a a better chance of seeing a weight loss. How often do you weigh and why? Thu, 17 Jan 2008 06:34:48 EST Free Pedometer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x11270165 Just wanted to give everyone a heads up an a cool thing. I signed up for the "style your slim" from Slim fast and received in the mail yesterday my free pedometer and starter kit with coupons shopping list and other goodies. I highly recommend signing up for the "starter kit" <link>https://www.styleyourslim.com/ </link> not a necessarily a proponent of slimfast but who could beat a free pedometer? Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:48:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x11178111 mMy name is Deeds and I have 200lbs to lose as fast and as safe as I can, due to an impending severe health problen ( Kidney Failure) I'm at the stage right now of pre stage one failure, I may not be able to stop the progression but I could sure slow it down. So there you have it this is my delema Any Help Would Be Welcomed? Thanks Deeds Thu, 10 Jan 2008 17:57:17 EST THE MOST BIZAAR DIET YOU HAVE EVER HEARD OF? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x11152755 Hey did anyone catch the show on diet fads, which included a segment on Sparkpeople? I did the segment was good I though and the entire article was interesting..... did you know ppl pay to ingest tape worms as a form of weight loss OMG <em>40</em> so not making that up? has anyone else heard of any OFF THE WALL diet ideas, I once read a thing in the back of some magazine where you could buy 'DIRT" yep real dirt to sprinkle on your food to make it unappetizing...lol I know we have all heard ... Wed, 9 Jan 2008 23:26:13 EST Something to do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x11068543 <link>members.iinet.net.au/~pontipak/redsq<BR>uare.html </link> <BR> <BR> Try this, then post your time here. <BR> <BR> I did 13.54 seconds. Can you do better? <BR> Mary Mon, 7 Jan 2008 20:35:45 EST Hi New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x11039066 Just wanted to stop in and say hi. I joined Spark People months ago but just started today. I have a lot of weight to lose and trying to get at least some of it off this year! Hope all is well with everyone. Mon, 7 Jan 2008 02:14:35 EST New Team Administrator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x10972197 Soon you will see that Cindysioux has been added to the team leadership. She brings with her a spunky personality, a pretty smile and always a kind word for us. She's lost quite a bit of weight and can answer any question about weight loss and motivation. Please welcome Cindy to the team admin. Thank you all. <BR> Mary Fri, 4 Jan 2008 18:51:10 EST LOOKING GREAT IN TWO THOUSAND EIGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10918596 Okay everyone - I hope you are all doing well, had a wonderful holiday, and are ready to get back to business. <em>104</em> Here is an idea for a challenge. Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments, but I'll go ahead and start it up and we'll tweak it as we go. <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE: Lose 10 lbs. per month <BR> <BR> Set your signature up like I have mine. (You might want to do just 1 or 2 months at a time, since the whole year won't show anyway.) Notice you will have a coupl... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 06:31:17 EST Come Share a Cup of.......... Daily Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x10622148 Hello Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Thought it was time to start a new chat thread since the other one is so long. I like to have a cup of hot chocolate with Cool Whip on top. I'm 87 days without chocolate except for 4 cups of hot chocolate last week when I was sick. Otherwise I have not had any chocolate of any kind. <BR> <BR> Stop by and share a thought or two. I know everyone is busy this week. I hope you all take time to eat 'good for you' foods and not just graze endlessly. You don't want to... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 08:45:41 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser - Week 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10599573 This is the final week of the Biggest Loser show. In four days, this will all be over. I haven't done as well as I wanted to, but overall, I've lost some. I'm looking forward to next year and making my resolutions work for me. Let's all join Diane in the New Year's Resolutions Challenge. <BR> Mary Sat, 15 Dec 2007 11:27:16 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10564789 Good morning all. This will be really short because I woke up with my right hand hurting very badly when I try to type. I hope it isn't arthritis setting in. Here are the results for last week. <BR> <BR> 1. Nikki -34 <BR> 2. Jolan -31.5 <BR> 3. TUFFALUPAGUS -28 <BR> 4. Tasha -28 <BR> 5. K-BOBO -27.8 mia <BR> 6. Diane -27 <BR> 7. Joyce -24 <BR> 8. MRSTANK -23.8 mia <BR> 9. LEILANI_LYNN -15 <BR> 10. Roxanne -12 <BR> 11. Roxie -10 mia <BR> <BR> I'm really proud of those of us who have stuck wi... Thu, 13 Dec 2007 07:15:58 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser _Week 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10517102 This is the second to last show this week. So let's get busy and work hard for a couple of great weeks before Christmas. <BR> <BR> I would like everyone to post their weights tomorrow. I've lost 2.5 this week, but have pneumonia so I'll be laying down most of today. I'll be watching the show tomorrow so I can post shortly after. Hope you all have a good week. <BR> Mary Mon, 10 Dec 2007 12:44:34 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10447277 Late again, but here are the results for this week. <BR> <BR> 1. Kristien -33 mia <BR> 2. Jolan -31.5 <BR> 3. Nikki -31 <BR> 4. Tasha -28 <BR> 5. K-BOBO -27.8 mia <BR> 6. Heather -27.5 mia <BR> 7. TUFFALUPAGUS -27.2 mia <BR> 8. Diane -27 <BR> 9. MRSTANK -23.8 <BR> 10. Joyce -22 <BR> 11. LEILANI_LYNN -14 <BR> 12. Roxanne -11.5 <BR> 13. Roxie -10 <BR> 14. Patti -10 mia <BR> 15. Amy -8.6 mia <BR> <BR> That's a total of 332.9 lbs. and an average of 22.19 lbs. per person. I think that is aweso... Thu, 6 Dec 2007 07:19:55 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser - Week 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10390937 Just 3 short weeks til Christmas! Where did all the time go? Why did it have to go so quickly?!?!?!?! <BR> <BR> I guess I'll have to try for 10 more pounds gone by Christmas. I've been playing with the same 5 pounds forever it seems. <BR> <BR> We went to Jim's company Christmas party last night. It was held at Ruby Tuesday's in Branson. We had to choose our entree beforehand, so before we left, I looked at the Ruby Tuesday website to see how many calories the Bella Chicken had. A whopping... Mon, 3 Dec 2007 11:00:55 EST A-caroling We'll Go...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x10390002 What are your favorite Christmas Songs? <BR> <BR> I have two. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear is my religious choice. <BR> <BR> All I Want for Christmas is You by Vince Vance and the Valiants. Here are the lyrics: <BR> <BR> Take back the holly and mistletoe <BR> Silver bells on strings <BR> If I wrote a letter to Santa Claus <BR> I would ask for just one thing <BR> <BR> I don't need sleigh rides in the snow <BR> Don't wanna a Christmas that's blue <BR> Take back the tinsel, stockin... Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:26:25 EST NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10338061 How about this for a new challenge. Everyone makes one, challenging but doable, resolution and posts it to this site, along with anything you're doing to help you keep it. I will make a very simple spreadsheet and each week we log on and color in the space for that week, if we kept our resolution. <BR> <BR> For example: I resolve to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. To help with this, I am going to buy one of those big 64 oz. bottles - fill it up every morning - and carry it around wi... Fri, 30 Nov 2007 05:57:49 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas (wk. 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10337990 Hi all. Sorry I'm so late getting results posted this week - the job and all. LOL Well - here goes. <BR> <BR> 1. Kristen -33 mia <BR> 2. Jolan -31.5 <BR> 3. Tasha -28 <BR> 4. K-BOBO -27.8 mia <BR> 5. Heather -27.5 mia <BR> 6. TUFFALUPAGUS -27.2 <BR> 7. Diane -24 <BR> 8. MRSTANK -20.8 <BR> 9. Joyce -19 <BR> 10. LEILANI_LYNN -12 <BR> 11. Roxanne -10.5 <BR> 12. Patti -10 mia <BR> 13. Roxie -10 <BR> 14. Amy -8.6 mia <BR> 15. Carol -7 mia <BR> <BR> We're still missing a lot of people. I hope t... Fri, 30 Nov 2007 05:40:35 EST Dr. Phil's Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x10321759 There are only 10 questions <BR> <BR> Dr. Phil's Test: Here you go. Try this! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Below is Dr. Phil's test. (Dr. Phil scored 55; he did <BR> this test on Oprah - she got a 38. Some folks pay a <BR> lot of money to find this stuff out! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Read on, this is very interesting! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Don 't be overly sensitive! The following is pretty <BR> accurate and it only takes 2 minutes. Take this test <BR> for yourself and send it to your fri... Thu, 29 Nov 2007 09:57:31 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser - Week 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10271759 Thanksgiving is over and I survived without killing many weeks worth of hard work. Christmas will be another challenge for all of us. Too much good food. I plan on making cookies for Jim and my sons, but that is all. Yes, I'll probably have some too, but I plan on freezing the ones I want so it will take time to thaw before I can eat it. <BR> <BR> Let's get our butts in gear and get rid of more pounds for christmas get-togethers we'll be invited to. I'm upping my walk miles and really watch... Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:10:38 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10214207 Good morning all. We are losing a lot of people, but I am so proud of the ones of us who are hanging in there. Most of us are in a losing slump right now and need something to kick us into gear. Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving and come back to this thing with a vengence!! I WANT TO SEE A RENEWED COMMITTMENT FROM ALL OF US ON MONDAY!! Are you with me?...... I said, ARE YOU WITH ME???? <em>104</em> OKAY - NOW GET THOSE BUTTS IN GEAR AND SHAKE THEM DOWN TO SIZE!! <BR> <BR> Now - here a... Thu, 22 Nov 2007 09:35:41 EST Twas the Night of Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x10178096 THANKSGIVING <BR> <BR> TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP <BR> I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP. <BR> THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE <BR> BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT <BR> <BR> TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION <BR> THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION. <BR> SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR <BR> AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE. <BR> <BR> I GOBBLED UP TURKEY AN... Tue, 20 Nov 2007 06:59:30 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser - Week 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10171002 Good grief! The Patriots stomped Bills by 46!!! The Colts had a harder time beating the Chiefs by 3!! <BR> <BR> Way to go Pats!! <BR> <BR> Roughly 4 weeks to go until Christmas. Do we need to step up the workouts and really watch what we eat for the next several weeks? How will Thanksgiving be a challenge to all of you? I plan on eating sensibly and if I want dessert, I'll have a tiny piece of it. Mon, 19 Nov 2007 18:22:03 EST Sorry.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x10131007 just wanted to say i was sorry, but i am going to have to leave this team... :( i have been working 2 jobs and with being leader in 2 teams and co-leader in another...one very active team and the other 2 pretty active... i just don't have the time to be here.... when things settle down, i hope to be able to come back...but until then, i am having to say good-bye for now. I wish you all well and hope the best for all of you. Sat, 17 Nov 2007 09:46:14 EST Goofy Sentence Maker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x10117132 check out this goofy sentence maker! <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> January------I kicked <BR> February-----I loved <BR> March---------I karate chopped <BR> April-----------I licked <BR> May--------- --I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena with <BR> August-------I had lunch with <BR> September---I danced with <BR> October------I sang to <BR> November----I yelled at <BR> December----I ran over <BR> <BR> Pick the day (numbe... Fri, 16 Nov 2007 12:18:46 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10090708 Good morning all and thanks again for all your encouragement and support.........and especially the prayers. This new job's demands, physically and time wise, have really been an adjustment. We missed week 12 completely because of me - sorry. So - here goes for this week. <BR> <BR> The line would be under 36 lbs. lost and nobody is there at this time. No problem - we'll catch up. <BR> <BR> 1. Kristen -33 mia <BR> 2. Nikki -30 <BR> 3. K-BOBO -27.8 mia <BR> 4. Heather -27.5 mia <BR> 5. Jo... Thu, 15 Nov 2007 07:40:09 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser - Week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x10025861 Time to get serious, girls. It is only about 45 days til Christmas and if you want to show off how much weight you've lost, you, and me, have to get with it. Tracking nutrition, exercising, drinking our water ..in general, stepping it up to lose a little bit more. I have a goal of getting to 300 by Christmas. What is your Christmas goal? Mon, 12 Nov 2007 08:48:55 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser Week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9861655 Alrighty now! We made it through another Halloween. Now we can focus on Thanksgiving, the first holiday of the winter season. I'm looking forward to a healthier dinner with all the trimmings and of course a turkey! <BR> <BR> We have about 19 days til then. We can work our tails off these 19 days til the big food day. I plan on getting back to exercising on Monday when hopefully, this bronchitis is gone. What's your excuse for not exercising? <BR> Mary Sat, 3 Nov 2007 13:12:34 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9813111 Hi all. Here are our results for this week. We have a lot of mia's, but let's hang in there and see what we can do before Christmas gets here. <BR> <BR> 1. Kristen -33 <em>244</em> <BR> 2. Diane (me - finally above the line) -31.8 <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_______ <BR> Only 2 above the line this week, but we'll have more next week. Stars for us, Kristen. <BR> <BR> 3. K-BOBO -27.8 <BR> 4. Heather -27.5 mia <BR> 5. Nikki -25 <BR> 6. ABRANDNEWJEN -24 mia <BR> 7. TUF... Wed, 31 Oct 2007 21:19:29 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x9776927 Hi I am brand new here at Spark. Well, I just started off on my journey losing weight - again!!! <BR> Cannot believe I got myself soo deep into this mess. I do weigh 372 pounds, that is a 169kgs. It is not the heaviest I've ever been, I lost 4 kgs so far the last month. But now I putting a lot of effort into it. It is my last change before gastric bypass surgery is my only option. <BR> My doctors think so anyway. I have a thyroid disease that makes it non existant. Insulin resistance and Hig... Tue, 30 Oct 2007 03:55:24 EST NEW....... ..PATRIOTS POST HERE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9741775 The new Patriots team is: <BR> Diane/bdianeh <BR> Krissy/krissymarie <BR> Tonya/paleorchid <BR> Amy/aandw05 <BR> C J/cjblue75 <BR> Leilani <BR> Melinda <BR> <BR> I hope you all like the new team. <BR> Mary Sun, 28 Oct 2007 01:46:56 EST NEW......COLTS TEAM POST HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9741755 The Colts Team is made up of: <BR> Mary/littlelamb2234 <BR> Jann/quiggley <BR> Roxi/jadebutterfly <BR> Carol/chcatx <BR> JoDee/playfullkitty <BR> Cindysioux <BR> Connie/clsprov3125 <BR> <BR> I hope you all like the new team. <BR> Mary Sun, 28 Oct 2007 01:43:31 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser Week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9740793 Biggest Losers amongst us, first 7 weeks: <BR> Jann -21.6 pounds.....way to go Jann!!!! <BR> Krissy -20 <BR> Diane -13 <BR> Roxi -10.8 <BR> CJ -8.8 <BR> Cindy -6 <BR> Leilani -6 <BR> Connie -5.5 <BR> Mary -4.5 <BR> Amy -4 <BR> JoDee -4 <BR> Tonya -3 <BR> Melinda -2.5 <BR> Carol -1.8 <BR> Total lost for these 14 players as of 10-23-07 is 111.5 pounds gone!! Great job everyone!! <BR> ************************************* <BR> <BR> Now the news all of you have been waiting for!! <BR> There wi... Sat, 27 Oct 2007 23:56:34 EST WHAT ARE Y'ALL DOING!!??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9738605 Lol, I just wanted to get your attention!! Now that I have it... <BR> <BR> I found this great tool and I wanted to share it! <BR> <BR> It's called a perfect portions plate, it's used to do just what it says, it measures your portions for you! It's used in the thing called a portions diet. Here is the website if your interested in getting one!! <BR> <BR> http://www.nutrawize.com/PP_single_packa<BR>ge.htm <BR> <BR> This is where you order it, I also have a site that tells you all abo... Sat, 27 Oct 2007 20:57:53 EST Look at What I found.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9705834 Hey found this great site to help with calculating how far you have walked. It has a calorie counter but it sucks but the map is great. I have also found a calorie burning counter too it's the second link. Let me know what you all think. <BR> <BR> Toi <BR> <BR> http://www.mapmywalk.com/ <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.peacehealth.org/kbase/mm-doc/<BR>calc0/calc001.htm <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Oct 2007 20:06:35 EST Calculating Calories Burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9677791 Ok here's my problem. <BR> <BR> I have tried using sparks calculator and I have used others. Sparks doesn't seem to use your weight as a variable in calculating the calories that are burned while others do. What do you use and how accurate do you belive it to be? Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:03:19 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9670716 Good morning all and congrats on the losses. We still have quite a few missing this week but, if I'm going to get standings posted today, I have to do it now. Here goes. <BR> <BR> 1. K-BOBO -27.8 <em>244</em> <BR> 2. MRSTANK - 27.4 <BR> 3. KRISSYMARIE -27 mia <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_________ <BR> Okay - all above this line are on track for the 50 by Christmas and can change your ticker to the star. Come on - let's get some more of us above that line. I'm going... Wed, 24 Oct 2007 07:29:24 EST Favorite Quotes That You Live By. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x9640765 Before I met my husband, I found this quote that helped me see men in a whole new light. It helped me to see Jim as my soulmate and my best friend. I hope it helps some of you single people choose a better person for yourself. Mary <BR> <BR> "You can't treat the right man wrong, and <BR> You can't treat the wrong man right." <BR> <BR> OR <BR> "You can't treat the right woman wrong, and <BR> You can't treat the wrong woman right." Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:29:13 EST Why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9633704 Just wondering why some members of this team had a problem with members of the 200+ to lose thread coming to this team. I am under the impression that some threads were deleted, also. <BR> <BR> The 200+ to lose thread is getting deleted. We are all in the same boat here-to lose 200 lbs. Shouldn't it be the more the merrier? If not, I will be inclined to leave this team. Thanks. Mon, 22 Oct 2007 11:43:25 EST What is ............? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9629098 What is your next goal? <BR> <BR> How many weeks or days til then? <BR> <BR> How will you celebrate getting to your next goal? <BR> <BR> To easily figure this out, go to this site: <BR> <BR> http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration<BR>.html <BR> ***************************** <BR> My next goal is to lose (26.5 pounds) down to 300 by Christmas. <BR> It is 64 days or 2 months, 3 days til Christmas. <BR> <BR> I plan on a quiet day with family watching football, eating turkey dinner and jus... Mon, 22 Oct 2007 08:47:50 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser Week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9608450 Wow! Time sure does fly! Already week 7 and I'm not where I want to be. I'd like to lose down to 300 by no later than Christmas. Been yo-yoing for 2 months now. I have to get back my dedication to me. Buckle down instead of messing around. I'm buckling down, are you? <BR> Mary Sat, 20 Oct 2007 19:34:30 EST This Week's Mini Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9608295 Each Saturday, someone can issue a simple challenge that the rest of us can do. Simple like walk an additional half mile a day. Simple like eat 5 fruits/vegetables every day this week. The week will run Sunday thru Saturday. Next week's challenge should be posted on Saturday so we all know what we have to do come Sunday morning. I'll start us off. <BR> <BR> For the week starting Sunday, October 21st, eat six fruits/vegetables every day of this week. Six each day total. Any combination. Post... Sat, 20 Oct 2007 19:19:48 EST Neighbor's Fence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9608176 Come, take a break, catch up with your neighbors and friends here. Open discussion of anything you want to talk about. <BR> Mary Sat, 20 Oct 2007 19:06:26 EST What five.... .......? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9568405 If you had to live in a little 10 foot square cabin in the middle of nowhere with basics furnished; running water, bathroom, cookstove, refrigerator and electricity, <BR> <BR> 1. what five cooking things would you take to this little cabin? <BR> <BR> 2. What five tools would you take? <BR> <BR> 3. What five items of clothing would you take? <BR> <BR> 4. what five craft items would you take? <BR> <BR> 5. What five luxury items would you take with you? <BR> <BR> 6. What five things ... Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:47:17 EST I Need a Pat on the Back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9540029 Yesterday I slipped and went to Red Lobster for dinner and instead of having my well planned out meal I ate as I would have before but not as much. So that was good and bad. Then this morning I got us and did my work out and then went for a walk for the second day in a row. <BR> <BR> I have to say I really could use a pat on the back. I hope I can keep this going. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Toi Wed, 17 Oct 2007 07:41:34 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9536630 Well folks, we are moving right along and some of you are doing really awesome. Here are the standings for this week. <BR> <BR> 1. KRISSYMARIE916 -27 <em>244</em> <BR> 2. Heather -25 <BR> 3. K-BOBO -25 <BR> 4. ABRANDNEWJEN -24 <BR> ________________________________________ <BR> ___________ <BR> Okay - if you're over this line, you're a star and can change your ticker. You are halfway to your goal and on track for the 50 lbs. by Christmas. <em>243</em> <BR> 5. Nikke -23 <BR> 6. MRSTANK -2... Tue, 16 Oct 2007 23:25:45 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9536526 OOOPs.......POSTED IN THE WRONG PLACE. i'LL POST THIS UNDER CHALLENGES ALSO. <BR> <BR> Well folks, we are moving right along and some of you are doing really awesome. Here are the standings for this week. <BR> <BR> 1. KRISSYMARIE916 -27 <em>244</em> <BR> 2. Heather -25 <BR> 3. K-BOBO -25 <BR> 4. ABRANDNEWJEN -24 <BR> ________________________________________<BR>___________ <BR> Okay - if you're over this line, you're a star and can change your ticker. You are halfway to your goal and on... Tue, 16 Oct 2007 23:18:49 EST Hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x9510620 I guess it's about time I introduce myself to the team. I'm glad to have found this group as I had been afraid to post my weight thinking that I was the only one with a good bit of weight to lose. My name is Toi and I'm a single mother of one. I have struggled to lose weight seriously for the past ten years on and off. Here recently I wanted to have the lap band surgery but because of insurance issues have had to let that go for the moment. Here recently I visited one of the weight loss ... Mon, 15 Oct 2007 18:50:11 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x9509462 I am a 27 year old male and have been experimenting off and on with SP for about a month now. I have always been overweight, but gained and gained once I went to college about seven years ago, where I fell into depression being so far from home and my girlfriend. After graduating, my weight has been pretty stable, but is far too high and needs to come down. At one point, I lost a great deal and managed to get in good shape. I'm going to do that again, only this time it will be permanent. Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:24:35 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser Week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9489522 Here are the NFL games played today: <BR> <BR> Chiefs won by 7. <BR> Jets lost. <BR> Vikings win by 3. <BR> Dolphins lost. <BR> S.F. 49er's had a bye and did not play. <BR> <BR> The 7 and 3 points will be added to those team's losses for the week. <BR> Mary Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:10:28 EST *\o/* *\o/* ACCOMPLI HMENTS!! *\o/* *\o/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x9474705 Today, I've brought this topic up again as an important part of this whole diet and fitness plan program. The importance of acknowledging our successes to continue towards our goal of being healthy and fit. The word I am talking about is ACCOMPLISHMENTS. I will lead you in a new direction each day until we spell out the entire word. Please stay with the "letter of the day" for clarity and understanding where this thread is going. <BR> <BR> Give me an A! <BR> Avoidance...avoiding facing tha... Sat, 13 Oct 2007 14:05:03 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9410509 Okay, folks. Here are the standings for this week - and congrats to those who are hanging in there. <BR> <BR> 1. ANGE72 -24 <em>244</em> <BR> 2. KRISSYMARIE916 -24 <em>244</em> <BR> 3. Nikki -23 <BR> 4. K-BOBO -22.4 <BR> 5. Heather -21 <BR> ________________________________________ <BR> __ <BR> Okay - If you're above this line, change your ticker to the star. GREAT WORK!!! <BR> <BR> 6. Tasha -20 <BR> 7. ABRANDNEWJEN -18 mia <BR> 8. Diane -16 <BR> 9. Jolan -16 <BR> 10. Barbara -15 <BR> ... Tue, 9 Oct 2007 23:11:22 EST THE DOG POOP ON TRANS FATS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9387026 This is by far the best description of trans fats I have ever seen. THE DOG POOP ON TRANS FATS as explained by Leanne ely of flylady fame www.flylady.net <BR> <BR> Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> The FDA made a big change on food labels January 1st of this year to <BR> include information on trans fats. Now the consumer can make an <BR> intelligent decision (to buy or not to buy, that is the question) <BR> based on the nutrition offered (or not offered) and/or the potential <BR> risk involved in c... Mon, 8 Oct 2007 21:11:26 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser - Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9371371 We will continue here. I hope everyone has had a good week. Last week was not so great for most of us. Let's get back on track and stay there. The holidays are fast approaching and we all want to drop some weight before all those family get-togethers. I know I do before my sons come for Christmas. They don't know I am losing weight! <BR> Mary Mon, 8 Oct 2007 08:16:38 EST 3: Write story by adding 4 words to previous post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x9335406 BillySue and BobbyJoe went fishing at the lake. <BR> They forgot their bait. "What will we use?" "Let's try using our lemon gummy frog legs," said BillySue. BobbyJoe said, "You're crazy! That won't taste good to fish!" She scoffs at him, "Maybe we should try your ewwy chewing tobacco." <BR> <BR> "Just pack it tight," the boy snickered, "but who's going to chew?" BillySue's face turned green. He began to spew words of relief to his friend, but she <BR> was not having it. "Just throw the da... Fri, 5 Oct 2007 18:05:49 EST Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x9318297 Has anyone had or is considering lap band? My husband wants me to do it...it scares me. Thu, 4 Oct 2007 21:36:42 EST Food addiction and therapy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x9317077 Is anyone familiar with the idea of food as an actual diagnosed addiction or is anyone getting therapy for their eating and weight problems. I REALLY think I need professional help...I can't stop my destructive behavior. Is anyone in the same boat? I would love any input you have. Thanks! <BR> <em>46</em> Thu, 4 Oct 2007 20:31:33 EST Can Anyone Lick Their Elbow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x9312883 Ok, got your attention! What are you doing now that you couldn't do before you started SparkPeople? I know I am walking a mile and a quarter now. That is further than I've ever been able to walk. <BR> <BR> Do you have something you are doing now that you are proud of and want to share with the rest of us? Let's toot our own horns!! <BR> Mary Thu, 4 Oct 2007 15:54:18 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9280186 Good morning everyone. Can you believe we have been at this for 6 whole weeks? Some are doing sooo well! Keep up the good work. Unfortunately, we have lost about half the people we started with. I hope they are continuing in their weight loss, though. For those of us sticking it out - let's keep going and make a difference in our lives. I know it's a tough challenge, but it is worth it, even for a small loss. Here are the standings for this week. <BR> <BR> 1. K-BOBO -24.4 <em>244</e... Wed, 3 Oct 2007 08:59:55 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9245380 Here we go again. Hope everyone did well this past week. <BR> <BR> The only football team that won their game on Sunday was the Chiefs. Woooo HOOOO!!!! <BR> <BR> Just a reminder, weigh in is Tuesday, tomorrow! <BR> Mary Mon, 1 Oct 2007 18:40:38 EST Word Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9242873 How many words can you make out of your first name? Three or more letters. <BR> <BR> Mary <BR> arm, army <BR> Mar, may, <BR> Ram, ray, <BR> Yar, yam..... 8 words <BR> <BR> You try it next. Mon, 1 Oct 2007 16:31:10 EST A Penny a Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9242431 I give you a penny a day. Everyday the money will double. Tell me what you would do with your money as we go along. I'll double the money daily, then you post. <BR> <BR> Today, we have one penny. <BR> <BR> I'm going to put my one penny in my Penny a Pound Jar on my desk if I lose one pound at tomorrow's weigh in for the Biggest Loser. <BR> Mary Mon, 1 Oct 2007 16:12:34 EST October F-f-funtimers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9240385 Butt kicking time for all of us, including my own butt. Most of us have been on SP for a number of months, but I want the newer people to join in too, especially if they are struggling. <BR> <BR> Everyday we will do something fun. Everyday we will do something nutritionally. Everyday we will do something physically. Find a good sized October calendar. You will need it for your own accountability. Sunday will be your day off from SP and this challenge. Don't tell me you work Sundays and want... Mon, 1 Oct 2007 14:40:12 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9140977 GREAT WORK EVERYONE!! Here are the standings for the end of week 5. <BR> <BR> 1. Nikki -21 <em>244</em> <BR> 2. K-BOBO -19.6 <BR> 3. ABRANDNEWJEN -18 <BR> 4. Barbara -18 <BR> 5. Tasha -16 <BR> 6. MRSTANK -15 <BR> 7. Kristen -15 <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_______ <BR> All above this line, change your ticker to the star - you are stars this week and on track for the 50# lost by Christmas. <em>243</em> Last week only 5 were above the line!! <BR> <BR> 8. Diane -14 <B... Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:49:29 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser -- Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9074047 Let's have a great 3rd week! Lets all welcome Tifsuz to the Jets team. <BR> <BR> Sunday games ought to be interesting. <BR> <BR> Chiefs v. Vikings <BR> Jets v. Dolphins <BR> 49er's v. Steelers <BR> <BR> Good luck to all the teams this Sunday. <BR> ********************** <BR> Week 2 Standings: <BR> TEAM V. TEAM <BR> Vikings -12.4 <BR> 49er's - 9.6 <BR> Dolphins -8.2 <BR> Chiefs - 2 <BR> Jets incomplete <BR> ********************** <BR> Individuals: <BR> Krissy -7 <BR> Roxanne -... Sun, 23 Sep 2007 04:21:26 EST What was your worst date? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x9073936 ugh, can I hang my head out the window like a dog to get some fresh air? <em>40</em> yup, you know it, he stunk bad. Strike one. I thought that could be addressed if he turned out to be a decent date otherwise. <em>198</em> The snow on the ground was knee deep but he plodded ahead of me to his truck and left me to find my own way. No manners. Strike two. He gobbled his dinner down like he hadn't eaten in a week...ugh. Dirty fingernails...gag. I just wanted to go home and shower, wash his ... Sun, 23 Sep 2007 03:19:04 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x9000274 GOOD MORNING ALL - GREAT WEEK LAST WEEK. We have quite a few missing in action, but here are the standings for this week. <BR> <BR> 1. Nikki -18 <em>244</em> <BR> 2. Barbara -17 <BR> 3. K-BOBO -16.8 mia <BR> 4. Jolan -12.5 <BR> 5. Patti -12 <BR> ________________________________________ <BR> _________ <BR> All above this line, change your ticker to the star - you are stars this week and on track for the 50# by Christmas. <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> 6. Tasha -11.6 <BR> 7. Diane -11.6 <BR> 8.... Wed, 19 Sep 2007 11:45:41 EST Dolphins only thread - please post here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8924126 Here it is, girls. Sat, 15 Sep 2007 15:02:14 EST Vikings only thread - please post here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8924099 Here it is, girls. Sat, 15 Sep 2007 15:00:12 EST 49er's only thread - please post here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8924043 Here it is, girls. Sat, 15 Sep 2007 14:54:52 EST Let's Take on the Biggest Loser - Week 2 - for all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8924021 I'll be changing this thread weekly on Saturdays. I chose this day so you all could find it and get used to it being changed weekly. <BR> <BR> ughhhhhhh, I made the threads for the other teams. For some reason, they are not showing up here. I will keep trying to get the other teams their thread. Sat, 15 Sep 2007 14:52:50 EST Chiefs only thread - please post here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8923974 Here it is, girls. Sat, 15 Sep 2007 14:48:48 EST Jets only thread - please post here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8923842 Here it is, girls. Sat, 15 Sep 2007 14:39:37 EST Ditched Weight in Real Terms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x8869179 WOW - Amazing when you think of it as real things. Picture yourself carrying all this junk around. Amazing really!! <BR> <BR> So here's the scoop: <BR> <BR> 1 pounds = 4 sticks of butter <BR> 5 pounds = 1 sack of potatoes <BR> 10 pounds = 8 medium cantaloupes <BR> 25 pounds = 3 gallons of milk <BR> <BR> Let's see, I've lost 44.5 lbs so that would be <BR> <BR> 178 sticks of butter <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> Almost 9 sacks of potatoes <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> 35.5 canatoloupes <BR... Wed, 12 Sep 2007 20:57:17 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8854109 YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!! <BR> <BR> Here are the standings for this week, listed by weight lost to date. <BR> <BR> 1. Barbara -18 <em>244</em> <BR> 2. K-BOBO -16.8 <BR> 3. Nikki -13 <BR> 4. Jolan -10.5 <BR> 5. JENNIFER 146 -9 <BR> 6. Tasha -9 <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_____________ <BR> Everyone above this line, change your ticker to the star. You are on track for the 50# by Christmas! <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> 7. JGBOND -8.6 <BR> 8. Heather -8.1 <BR> 9. K... Wed, 12 Sep 2007 08:57:30 EST Yakkity Yak, Do Talk Back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8803021 Hey y'll, let's talk back here! The other chat thread was getting really long, too long for those on dial up. Talk about anything and everything that is on your mind or in your heart. We'll yak back, clackity clack!! LOL Sun, 9 Sep 2007 23:18:36 EST Let's take on The Biggest Loser !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8777101 Shall we compete with the Biggest Loser tv show? We might not have the exercise equipment, but we can sure walk off our butts and bellies. The show starts Tuesday, September 11th, 8 eastern/7 central. I hope that some of you will join me in this long challenge to see how many pounds we can get rid of during the length of the show. I'm game, are you? Sat, 8 Sep 2007 11:06:30 EST i wish i could get healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8718602 my days are so bad lately with trying to do <BR> better with eating. i wish it would be easier <BR> for me. wish i could be good all the time. <BR> send some help my way what you do to do good <BR> please!!! mama Wed, 5 Sep 2007 15:45:05 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8703350 Okay folks. Here are the standings for the first 2 weeks. Weight loss is total to date. <em>242</em> to all the losers. <BR> <BR> 1. Nikki -10 <em>244</em> <BR> 2. Diane -7 <BR> 3. Heather -6.7 <BR> 4. DROPPINTHELBS -6.5 <BR> 5. JBGOND -6.3 <BR> 6. K-BOBO -6 <BR> 7. Mary -6 <BR> 8. JENNIFER146 -6 <BR> 9. Kristin -6 <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_____________ <BR> EVERYONE ABOVE THIS LINE CHANGE YOUR TICKER TO A STAR - YOU ARE ON TRACK FOR THE 50#!!! <BR> <BR> 10.... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 22:05:34 EST Women's Health- Breast Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8646592 Hi, hope you guys don't mind me posting this here. <BR> Recently one of my friend's sisters found out she had breast cancer and it really got me to thinking. <BR> <BR> I found a great offer that could help us with our "lunching out issues" as well as automatically donates to Breast Cancer Rsearch. <BR> <BR> What it is, is a choice between 3 adorable (and insulated) lunch bags that Lean Cuisine has for $9.95 which already has the shipping and handling included. From each sale they donate... Sat, 1 Sep 2007 14:27:10 EST September 2007 Sparklers Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8582349 Hello, this challenge will be for the month of September. For those of you who missed out joining the Christmas Challenge, join this one by Sunday, September 2nd and we will have some fun. For all the new people, WELCOME!! I will post details on Friday night. The challenge will be mainly getting rid of pounds, so we will all weigh on Saturday, September 1st to start the challenge. Mary Wed, 29 Aug 2007 08:38:21 EST Questions for questioning Minds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8571764 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT? <BR> <BR> 8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? <BR> <BR> 9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? <BR> <BR> 10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? <BR> <BR> 11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN... Tue, 28 Aug 2007 16:18:29 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge (wk. 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8562671 GOOD MORNING ALL! Here are the results so far. We still have several missing and, if we get more postings, I will try to update later. I will get the email out to those who wanted the spreadsheet as soon as I can. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!! <BR> <BR> NAME START 8/27 LOST <BR> Loretta (RETTACAT) 379.00 385.00 6.00 <BR> Jolan (CARELISTNEER1) 345.00 341.00 -4.00 <BR> Lisa (PMLVR1969) 362.00 359.00 -3.00 <BR> Carol (CHCATX) 419.00 416.40 -2.60 <BR> Jackie (JACKIES347) ... Tue, 28 Aug 2007 09:00:50 EST What are you sooooo excited about???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x8515000 I was just thinking that I am excited because my pants are starting to fall down all the time. It's kind of annoying but in a good way. I figure that other people must have stuff that is exciting to share and I want to hear it....... Sat, 25 Aug 2007 14:20:14 EST What are your grocery staples? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x8425397 I'm trying to "reinvent" my kitchen and I need some help! Ideas for staples that I should have on hand and on the grocery list at all times...got any ideas? Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:39:20 EST Lose 50 lbs. by Christmas Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8409341 Hi all. Well, I guess it's time to get started on the lose 50 by Christmas. At an average of 3 lbs. per week, this will actually be 54 lbs. by Christmas. 2 lbs. a week will give you 36 - still a nice loss. I figure anything is better than gaining and maybe we can really solidify our determination before all the holiday parties start. I have made an excel spreadsheet to track everyone and anyone who would like me to email them a copy each week (once we get going of course), just let me kn... Mon, 20 Aug 2007 12:38:30 EST Chop away what is holding you back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x8335923 My husband has gone back to school (for marine mechanics - he is awesome with his hands) and they had their orientation this week. One of the activities they did was to take a piece of wood. On one side they were to write a "I am a professional Technician -I am the best of the best." On the back, they were to write things that they felt were holding them back. My hubby wrote - Traffic (he works til 5:30, has to drop me and daughter off at home and get to school 25 miles away by 6:20 when ... Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:44:40 EST ....quiz for people who know everything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8304241 This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers <BR> <BR> 1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. <BR> <BR> 2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? <BR> <BR> 3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All ot... Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:57:03 EST Hi Im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x8294802 Hi Everyone, Im Renee. I live in Denver with my husband and our 5 children. I am on my upteenth time of trying to loose weight. This time I want to make it. Im tired of being fat, but more then that, Im tired of not feeling well, of hurting, or not sleeping well. I am also scared to death of getting so big that my family has to take care of me instead of me taking care of them. <BR> My husband and I have lost 2 babies to miscarriage in the last year and the dr. thinks my weight might b... Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:19:34 EST Movie...actor/actres ss...movie.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x8293449 I'll start this game. <BR> <BR> I say: Air Force One <BR> Harrison Ford <BR> <BR> Next person says: American Graffiti <BR> Ronnie Howard <BR> <BR> Different movie with previous actor/actress: <BR> Different actor/actress in the same movie. Tue, 14 Aug 2007 12:21:28 EST Peeking in your Windows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8216160 Quizzo about your home <BR> <BR> 1. What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now? <BR> <BR> 2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? <BR> <BR> 3. Is there anything moldy in your refrigerator? <BR> <BR> 4. Are there any dirty dishes in your sink? <BR> <BR> 5. What would you change about your living room? <BR> <BR> 6. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? <BR> <BR> 7. Do you have a can of mushrooms in your pantry? <BR> <BR> 8. White or wheat bread? <BR> <BR> 9... Fri, 10 Aug 2007 08:45:39 EST Stand up and Introduce yourself.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x8196775 Well, you don't have to stand up but we would love to get to know you. Welcome to the group, join in and have a great time!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2007 10:04:26 EST 2: Write story by adding 4 words to previous post. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x8189301 This is the story so far: <BR> <BR> Once upon a time... <BR> a beautiful lady named Elizabeth went for a stroll in a magical forest full of strange mushrooms. She stumbled upon a patch of strawberries and wished for cake. <BR> Suddenly, a cake appeared. It started to float <BR> high in the sky. Suddenly a cloud made a smiley face and started to talk aloud. "Stay away from that evil <BR> turtle named BOB." Elizabeth turned and started <BR> toward a babbling brook, sat for a moment, wat... Wed, 8 Aug 2007 22:41:09 EST Salad Dressings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8185829 Hello everyone, <BR> I was wondering if we could share some cool salad dressing and the calories in them!! <BR> I love Catalina Done Right Fat Free 50 calories. Wed, 8 Aug 2007 19:09:51 EST A Little Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x8177050 FROGS <BR> <BR> Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs.... who arranged a running competition. <BR> <BR> The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. <BR> <BR> A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants.... <BR> <BR> The race began.... <BR> <BR> Honestly: <BR> <BR> No one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. <BR> <BR> You heard statements such as: <BR> <BR> "Oh, WAY too diffi... Wed, 8 Aug 2007 11:45:24 EST Wanted: Ditch 200+ lbs - Reward: ?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8174345 I was just curious about rewards. Wondering what people had decided on to reward themselves for making their short term goals. It's important that we don't let ourselves go by the wayside in our journey. Rewards can be anything from getting a manicure to taking a bit of ME time and soaking in a nice bubble bath. What are you planning on doing for achieving your short term or long term goals?? Wed, 8 Aug 2007 10:02:49 EST Today I am proud of myself because ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8174247 I think that we all should take a moment to feel proud of ourselves every day. This is so very important for our self esteem as well as our general sense of well being. <BR> <BR> Today I am proud of myself because I am not listening to that little voice that tries to hold me back. I am diligently working on improving my attitude towards myself and this is a big important step for me. Wed, 8 Aug 2007 09:59:27 EST Join In The President's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8159638 Wondering if anyone is interested in joining the president's challenge. The goal is to get in 30 minutes of activity at least 5 days per week for 8 weeks. You even get awards for achieving your goals. <BR> <BR> Here is the website to sign up. http://www.presidentschallenge.org/index.a<BR>spx <BR> <BR> You can join in a group as well so I started our group of Have FUN & get RID of 200+ and the group ID # is 60743. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there. <BR> Tue, 7 Aug 2007 15:55:39 EST Guest Speaker (typer) Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x8154853 Hi all! My name is Lori and I was very overweight for most of my life. (Sounds like an AA meeting, doesn't it?) In the last 3 years, I have lost and kept off, a bit over 100 pounds. I am not quite to my goal, but getting close. I was asked to stop by and introduce myself to y'all and be available for questions. <BR> <BR> The first question most people is ask me, is what diet or pill did I use to lose my weight. It frustrates some people to learn that I did it with exercise (ewwwww) an... Tue, 7 Aug 2007 12:17:53 EST What would you do ....? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8113200 What would you do with the money if you got a dollar for every ounce you lost? <BR> <BR> There is 16 ounces in a pound, I've lost 30 pounds, so I'd have $480. I would have all my piddly bills paid off, that's for sure!! <em>244</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2007 15:12:31 EST Scavenger Hunt Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x8113076 Scavenger Hunt will be fun and easy. Each day, I'll give the two items I want you to find and you post when you find them or can't find them. Some items you may have in your home somewhere. Some items you will have to go looking for outside your home. <BR> <BR> You can join the Scavenger Hunt at any time, but you will need to find all the items. There will be no prizes but this will give you something to do ...as if our lives aren't busy enough. LOL Good Luck everyone, Mary <BR> <BR> 1. s... Sun, 5 Aug 2007 15:01:43 EST If you are feeling blue..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8084171 Remember to stay positive!!! You are the queen/king of your own destiny and therefore only you can make it the best it can be. <BR> <BR> That said, if you are feeling down, watch this.... <BR> http://www.scrolllock.nl/home.cfm <BR> <BR> It's so very cute and will make you smile to be sure. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!!! And remember I like you!!! - Heather Fri, 3 Aug 2007 15:42:54 EST Write a story by adding 4 words to previous post. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x8068048 Once upon a time... Thu, 2 Aug 2007 21:56:30 EST Food Combinations That You Find Absolutely Yukky!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x8067972 Cottage Cheese and Peaches......ruin a good peach with nasty lumps of sour milk....ick <BR> <BR> Mary Thu, 2 Aug 2007 21:54:06 EST Genesoy shakes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8054143 I read yesterday in Woman's World that this Genesoy shak (sub. for one meal or 2 per day) has proven to help reduce excess fat around the middles. <BR> Just wondering if anyone has tried this or not? Thu, 2 Aug 2007 10:43:26 EST OMG - You want to know What????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x8051280 1.) If I were a doll, the accessories packaged with me would be: <BR> <BR> 2.) I have a fear of: <BR> <BR> 3.) What type of food do you eat at your grandparents house? <BR> <BR> 4.) What weight were you when you were born? <BR> <BR> 5.) What would you do if you were stranded on an island with the person you hate most? <BR> <BR> 6.) What would you do if you found out you could lose all your weight overnight if you took a pill but there was a 50% chance of dying? <BR> <BR> 7.) Do you sta... Thu, 2 Aug 2007 08:46:21 EST Turtle Race Challenge - Continued!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8030106 Was trying to think of the dial up peeps and this thread was getting pretty big. So from here we shall continue. <BR> <BR> I am so proud of everyone that in three weeks of the Turtle Race, as a team we have gotten RID of 73.7 lbs and the individual totals are: <BR> <BR> Jade/Roxanne = 11.8 <BR> Bbwcoco/Roxi = 10.2 <BR> Skyinjun/Sheila = 10 <BR> Cjblue = 9 <BR> Lamb/Mary = 8 <BR> Chcatx/Carol = 7 <BR> Dorkbom/Heather = 6.5 <BR> Whiskie/Ginger = 5 <BR> Bdianeh/Diane = 3.2 <BR> La... Wed, 1 Aug 2007 11:29:17 EST Welcome August!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8028224 Hello everyone and welcome to August. This means that summer is slowly sneaking to an end here pretty soon. Before we know it, it will be fall. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any big goals or things they are going to try to accomplish before the month is out?? <BR> <BR> I had made a personal goal for myself to be at or below 360 by Labor Day so still have 11 pounds to go which might just be possible. Scratch that, it IS possible. Wed, 1 Aug 2007 10:24:50 EST Chat & All That http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8028040 The other thread was gettin kinda long so thought I'd start a new chat spot. <BR> <BR> Welcome to August!!! New Month, New Day, New Start, New Chat. <BR> <BR> Hopefully all is wonderful with everyone!! - Heather Wed, 1 Aug 2007 10:19:06 EST Toot your own Horn - Be Proud Today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x8007900 We all have things happen that tickle us pink. What are you most proud of today??? Tue, 31 Jul 2007 12:12:23 EST How do you Sneak in Fruits/V eggies?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x8007224 Dish your tips on sneaking in more fruits and veggies during the day. It's always difficult because we get stuck in those cooking ruts. Just thought it would be fun to read each others ideas. We all might learn something. <BR> <BR> Just re-read the title of this thread. Apparently I am handing out gratuitous spaces today. LOL!!! Tue, 31 Jul 2007 11:43:13 EST Float our Boats with Quotes!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x8007173 "Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you." <BR> <BR> William James <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2007 11:40:41 EST Best movie you have seen this summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x8002957 The best movie I have seen this summer is Facing the Giants! I love this movie!! Tue, 31 Jul 2007 08:46:08 EST Taboo Foods for You!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7992614 What are your taboo foods that you cannot control eating more than one serving of? <BR> <BR> The next person to post should, maybe, give an alternative to the previous person's weakness. <BR> <BR> <BR> I cannot control eating chocolate. If it is in my house, I will eat it. Mon, 30 Jul 2007 17:44:10 EST Double letters A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7961585 The idea of this game is to use double letters. The first word would be like aa, bb, cc and so on. Some letters may not have double letters, in that case use a word with double letters in it, J is one of these that wouldnt have a double J word. Have fun with it! Sat, 28 Jul 2007 22:02:58 EST Even Small Successes or Changes........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7957732 I have been noticing the last few days that I seem to fit better in my seat in the car and that I don't feel like I pour out of chairs as badly. YEAH!!! <BR> <BR> I figure it's a small change but shows that I am on the right track. Feel free to share anything you have noticed that is a bit different. Sat, 28 Jul 2007 15:56:18 EST Summer Vacation.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7956957 Has or anyone planning some cool vacation this summer, well, what's left of it??? Well, dish it?? <BR> <BR> Just curious. Don't really get to do anything exciting myself but wanting to drool over everyone else. LOL!!! Sat, 28 Jul 2007 14:54:13 EST Best of the best!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7920618 Just wanted to post a quick note that I wish everyone the best of the best today!!! <BR> <BR> My hopes are that everyone is happy, healthy and working towards their best selves. I wish that there was a way to give everyone a big hug this afternoon!!! Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:28:25 EST What can we do???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7920570 Just curious if there is anything anyone wishes we would do as a team to help us all with our motivation and to reach our goals. <BR> <BR> I really want the best for our team here and I want everyone to feel safe here and have all they need supportwise. <BR> <BR> Any ideas, suggestions or anything at all, let me know!!! Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:25:29 EST ~ * Daily Inspirstion * ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x7898862 Always remember, there is more strength in you than you ever realized or even imagined. Certainly nothing can keep you down if you are determined to get on top of things and stay there. Wed, 25 Jul 2007 13:53:09 EST What I am most thankful for besides family? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7869888 God Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:03:47 EST Challenge for the week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7863837 My challenge is to burn an extra 50 calories above your goal for this week. Any takers? Mon, 23 Jul 2007 22:28:57 EST Questions, Schmestions??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7851638 1. The phone rings, who do you want it to be? <BR> <BR> 2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? <BR> <BR> 3. If you had to kiss the last person you kissed again, would you? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you take compliments well? <BR> <BR> 5. Do you play Computer Games? <BR> <BR> 6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness would you survive? <BR> <BR> 7. If your house were on fire, what would be the first thing you would save? <BR> <BR> 8. Who was the last person you slept in the... Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:32:22 EST Just sharing a Smile!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7851454 Silly Consumer instructions/warnings <BR> <BR> On Sears hairdryer: <BR> Do not use while sleeping. <BR> (Gee, that's the only time I have to work on my hair!) <BR> <BR> On a bag of Fritos: <BR> You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. <BR> (The shoplifter special!) <BR> <BR> On a bar of Dial soap: <BR> Directions: Use like regular soap. <BR> (and that would be how?) <BR> <BR> On some Swann frozen dinners: <BR> Serving suggestion: Defrost. <BR> (But it's 'just' a sugg... Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:24:15 EST Tell us your name..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7851241 Thought it would be fun to make do little sayings with our names. <BR> <BR> H - Health - Working on getting Healthier <BR> E - Everything to one small girl - My daughter!! <BR> A - Attitude is everything - Must Keep Positive!! <BR> T - Today - Focus on today, not tomorrow, not yesterday! <BR> H - Have to get RID of this weight <BR> E - Exceptional - I am an exceptional person!! <BR> R - Ready - Ready for whatever comes my way!! <BR> Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:14:29 EST Just for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x7809889 Just for today I will try to be kind to myself Fri, 20 Jul 2007 20:32:38 EST I feel Beautiful Because...... ............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7733706 Thought it would be fun to share why and how we feel beautiful!! Tue, 17 Jul 2007 12:29:02 EST hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7727253 i'm jan, and i'm turning 44 next month. i live in middle georgia with my wonderful husband and 14 cats (i know, it's a long story!) this is my first time trying SP and so far i like it. i like it that i feel accountable and i have a place to check in every day and keep track of what i'm doing. i'm a supervisor for a medical transcription company in atlanta so i do a lot of sitting and working on the computer. in my spare time i read and write and hang out with larry & the cats. i'm look... Tue, 17 Jul 2007 06:42:44 EST Today I pledge....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7660471 Thought it might be fun for us to post any pledges for the day. <BR> <BR> Today, I pledge to not eat any more Newman's Own Mint Cookies. They are yummy but I can't seem to just eat one. So that's it. Don't need any more. Fri, 13 Jul 2007 11:14:27 EST Share your goals and your plan..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7659490 I am always curious about what other people are doing besides the usual cutting calories and moving more. Just curious what everyone is trying. Are you doing a specific diet or just using the SP stuff?? Are you doing some great exercise that you want to tell us about??? <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Jul 2007 10:27:00 EST Name Edit......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7659426 I was on the message boards today and say a gal with a quote on her signature of: <BR> <BR> "Losing something implies you can get it back. Getting rid of it means it is gone for good. Get RID of weight, don't lose it!" <BR> <BR> This got me to thinking and so I decided to edit our team name because it is sooooo true. We really want to get RID of the weight, not lose it only to be found again at some later time. <BR> <BR> I am so excited that we can all work to get RID of our weight toget... Fri, 13 Jul 2007 10:24:26 EST Friday the 13th, what are you superstitious about? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7656639 I'm not really superstitious but I am extra careful driving on Friday the 13th. Had a car engine fire on Friday the 31st, and being somewhat dyslexic, I attributed this fire to Friday the 13th. hehe Fri, 13 Jul 2007 07:57:53 EST More quizzes - Oh For Goodness Sake!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7619186 50 Questions to stimulate the brain. (from myspace so some of you may recognize it - still thought it might be fun) <BR> <BR> 1 Are you taller than your mom? <BR> <BR> 2. What color is your shower curtain? <BR> <BR> 3. What is the closest thing to you right now that is red? <BR> <BR> 4. What is your ringtone? <BR> <BR> 5. Does anything hurt on your body right now? <BR> <BR> 6. What color is your favorite pillow? <BR> <BR> 7. What is your favorite video game? <BR> <BR> 8. Had a nap tod... Wed, 11 Jul 2007 12:01:48 EST What made the difference in my lifestyle makeover. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x7618365 Over and over again I am asked, "Which form of exercise do you think really made the difference in your weight loss?" <BR> Walking helped not just my body, it helped my mind was well. <BR> If there is truth to the adage, "It is not what you are eating, it is what's eating you," I opened up to my morbidly obese lifestyle, step by step on the roads of Reno County, Kansas. <BR> I weighed more than 350 pounds when I took up walking. I was so physically unfit that walking the distance from hous... Wed, 11 Jul 2007 11:25:05 EST Things YOU won't miss!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7617658 Was just reading a thread in the message boards about things you won't miss, thought it would be fun for us to list our things we won't miss once we meet our goals. <BR> <BR> I WILL NOT MISS: <BR> * Chairs pinching my thighs and leaving marks, worrying I won't fit in the chair at all. Don't even get me started on booths. <BR> * Thighs rubbing together <BR> * People glaring at the grocery store <BR> * Shopping for pants!!! UGH!!! <BR> * Feeling so horrible when I have to go to the Doc's bec... Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:56:25 EST Exercise - Move that Tooshie!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x7602301 We had talked about doing a thread about exercise. Here is a spot to push each other to move our booties. We all know that it takes eating better and movement to improve our weight loss so the trick is to find the time. Let's push each other to do what we can and find smaller us's in the process. Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:36:13 EST Apology from Dorkbom!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7602182 I am just forwarding an apology to everyone. I am so excited that the team has taken off and I look forward to losing weight with everyone. I don't always have the time to post as much as I would like so for that I am sorry. <BR> <BR> I love SP and am so excited about this group!!!! <BR> <BR> I wish everyone continued success and look forward to our continued journey together!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day!!!! - Heather Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:30:45 EST Points to Fabulous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x7600518 So here are the ideas on a new challenge. Combining the wonderful suggestions of BBWCOCOBEAUTY, KRISSYMARIE916 & LITTLELAMB2234’s ideas, here is what an idea. Any suggestions are welcome as this challenge is for everyone!!!! <BR> <BR> New Challenge – Points to Fabulous: <BR> 1) Pick a buddy to work with – we could just pair up or try to find some things in common for pairing up. <BR> * a. Screenname: <BR> * b. Age (optional): <BR> * c. State: <BR> ... Tue, 10 Jul 2007 13:05:29 EST Body fat percentage? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7554616 Not to take away from SparkPeople or anything, because it's awesome here, but I thought you might be interested in another website I use to track my progress. It's at FitToGether.net. The only feature of the site I actually use is their body fat monitor. It asks for lots of measurements, and gives you an estimate of your body fat percentage. Since I can't find a scale that will accomodate my weight AND does body fat monitoring, this is a really great tool. Plus you can compare measuremen... Sun, 8 Jul 2007 09:51:45 EST Turtle Race Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x7521440 <em>134</em> ... <em>134</em> ....... <em>134</em> ... <em>134</em> ... <em>134</em> ....... <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> Starting Monday, July 9th, I am starting a Turtle Race Challenge. There are a number of things you have to do to get ready for it. <BR> <BR> 1. Weigh on Monday, July 9. <BR> 2. Go to your Spark page, edit, change your weigh loss icon to a turtle. Change your weight loss ticker to reflect your current weight as your starting weight. Your goal weight will be 20 less pound... Fri, 6 Jul 2007 12:00:47 EST Terrible Twos ......not what you think !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7520649 Terrible Twos... If you opened it, you have to do it. Copy/Paste this into a new reply window, and have some fun with it! <BR> <BR> Two Names You Go By <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> Things You Are Wearing Right Now: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> Two Things You Want in a Relationship: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> Two of Your Favorite Things to do: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> Two things you want badly at the moment: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> Two pets you had/have: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR... Fri, 6 Jul 2007 11:28:39 EST Interesting Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7512967 I am looking for an on-line workout partner. My biggest hurdle in my weight loss journey is exercising. I say that I have no time, but that is not always the case. So I need a good kick in the rear. I was wondering if anybody would be up for the challenge. <BR> I'm looking for someone who would be willing to check in on my exercise days to make sure that I am doing it. Someone to question me and my many excuses when the come up. And someone who can give me that "tough love" I sometimes need.... Thu, 5 Jul 2007 23:28:50 EST Can we spell ACCOMPLI SHMENTS? motivational serie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x7450528 Today, I come to Having Fun & Losing 200+ for an important part of this whole diet and fitness plan program. The importance of acknowledging our successes to continue towards our goal of being healthy and fit. The word I am talking about is ACCOMPLISHMENTS. I will lead you in a new direction each day until we spell out the entire word. Please stay with the "letter of the day" for clarity and understanding where this thread is going. <BR> <BR> Give me an A! <BR> Avoidance...avoiding facing ... Mon, 2 Jul 2007 18:35:20 EST Interesting Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7395755 Losing Attitude <BR> <BR> By: Goddess <BR> goddess@lowcarbeating.com <BR> <BR> <BR> One of the most important indicators of successful weight loss I’ve noticed in my time around people looking to drop a few pounds is not choice of diet plan, or amount of weight to lose, or age, or medical concerns, or any of the usual suspects you might guess. It’s actually WAY more simple than I could have ever guessed. <BR> Attitude makes all the difference. <BR> <BR> I’ve said it many times before: y... Fri, 29 Jun 2007 15:29:23 EST Motivate & Inspire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7377372 What do you do to motivate and inspire yourself?? Who motivates you?? What motivates you?? Share your ideas so we can all be motivated and inspired. Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:35:08 EST What is your favorite thing about you???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7376188 Your favorite thing can be a talent, physical, mental or whatever you like. <BR> <BR> My favorite physical thing about myself are my hands. They are nice hands I think and they get a lot accomplished for me. Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:51:44 EST Fun Quizzo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7376148 Thought it would be fun to get to know everyone a little bit better so here are some questions to answer. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite......... <BR> Color? <BR> Season? <BR> Number? <BR> Animal? <BR> Food? <BR> Drink? <BR> Place? <BR> Activity? <BR> <BR> What is your biggest.......... <BR> Challenge in Losing Weight? <BR> Joy in Life? <BR> Pet Peeve? <BR> <BR> How Many do you have......... <BR> Siblings? <BR> Children? <BR> Pets? <BR> Pieces of Exercise Equipment? <BR... Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:49:14 EST Questions, Ideas, Etc..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x7375705 If you have any questions that someone can help you with or ideas, feel free to share them here. Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:27:29 EST What Motivates you?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x7375629 What is your main motivation in this process?? I am motivated to be a better example to my daughter so I am not the fat mommy!!! Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:24:05 EST Vent Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=521x12646x7375606 If you are having a bad day and just need to vent, this is the place to have at it. Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:23:05 EST Team Ideas, Suggestions, Etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x7375503 Welcome to the "Losing 200+ and having fun in the process group". I am open to any suggestions that you may have to make the team grow into somewhere we can all love. Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:18:39 EST Weigh Ins Weekly/Monthly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x7375437 If you would like to weigh in on whatever schedule you'd like, here is the space to do it. Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:15:55 EST Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=520x12646x7375417 What sort of challenges do you want to do?? Any ideas are welcome! Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:14:49 EST Let Us Get to Know YOU!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12646x7375336 Welcome, I'm so glad that you are here. This space is to tell us whatever you would like about yourself. <BR> <BR> I am Heather. I am 33, married and have a 9 1/2 month old daughter. I live in FL currently as hubby is attending school starting in August. I have a lot of weight to lose. I've been overweight all of my life so I am hoping to change that. <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:11:28 EST Daily Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12646x7375301 This space is to discuss whatever you want to. Welcome, stop in and enjoy yourself. Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:09:33 EST