SparkPeople Weight Loss Success at 50+ Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14320 It's never too late! We're a great group of 50+ friends fighting the war on fat. Join us for support and friendship. SparkPeople Weight Loss Success at 50+ Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14320 finding my way back to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x57728327 I am a 57 year old school teacher and I need to lose around 95 pounds. Trying to remember how to navigate SP. Fri, 2 May 2014 09:47:35 EST CHAT ROOM 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x56634302 Hi all...I can't believe that it is already February and no one has started a 2014 chat thread. I know that this group is small but I, for one, need the support of others. I need a place just to check in and not just receive help but offer it too. One of the best motivators for me is to try to reach out and encourage others. So....can some of you try to pop in just to say "hi" and let us know how you are doing? <BR> <BR> I will get the ball rolling by saying that I am in a downward spira... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:46:58 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x56234562 Hi Everyone, new member here. Looking for some friends to help motivate me and keep me accountable on this journey to a healthier me. Willing to provide motivation, accountability and friendship in return!! Hope to hear from you soon! <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 21:25:26 EST Let's get this party (re)started!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x54540990 Hi everyone....including any newbies...Jeannie has been valiantly trying to keep this team alive by singlehandedly posting on many of the threads. I just joined the team a few days ago and noticed that it was only hanging on by a thread (lol, pun intended ;). It is WAY too awesome of a team to languish on the "inactive" beach so I decided to try to get things going again by reactivating some old threads and starting some new ones. Hopefully, when folks wander in here to check us out they w... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:55:22 EST Hello? Anyone out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x54503248 Hi all (?). I joined this team a couple of days ago because it perfectly described my current situation. I have had some weight loss success AND I am 52! It wasn't until I introduced myself on the other thread that I noticed that really no one posts on this board except the Team Leader in one thread. So, what's the deal? There are supposed to be 426+ members of the team....is everyone just lurking or are most people not really using the message boards for inspiration? I need the help an... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 01:27:13 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x54118983 I am new. Lost my mom in February. I need to lose 100 pounds. I lost my job May 1st. I have no friends. I could really use some support. Scary time in my life, in two months I have had zero interviews. I will look for work through temp jobs Monday. I will take ANYTHING to have an income. Have always heard that it is easier to find a job when you have a job. Keeping positive to create change! Hope to hear your encouraging words. Thank you. <BR> <BR> Mindy Sun, 14 Jul 2013 02:49:44 EST newcomer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x53866865 Hi, my name is Kirsten.I'm 51 years old and struggling with my weight. A few days ago I read the book from Dr. Suzanne K. "Say Hello to a better body". She gave the link to Sparkpeople and after surfing a bit.......Here I'am. My whole life I'm "on diet". That has to come to an end. I hope I will get many inspirations and recipes and first off all support. <BR> Since May 2. I'm living in Canada....my english is a bit rusty. Sorry for that. ;) <BR> I'm glad I signed in. <BR> Bye Kirsten Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:51:18 EST Workout Of The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x52998072 <em>311</em> 30 Minute Walk at Work = 1.74 Mile <BR> <em>342</em> 35 Minute Walk to 7-11 = 2.05 Mile <BR> <em>68</em> Total Steps = 13,063 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:59:27 EST Chat Room 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x52396731 The old chat room hadn't seen any postings since last September. Let's start fresh here for 2013. <BR> Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday. Doing anything special? Tue, 5 Mar 2013 10:06:06 EST Place names "end to end" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x52249314 Give a place name that starts with the last letter of the name before. For instance, if I say Moscow you could say Wisconsin. This is a big world with many place names, so let's come up with a lot! <BR> <BR> Montreal Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:46:32 EST Saturday Silliness 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x52150798 What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> What's one thing that's guaranteed to make you smile? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you have a tablecloth or placemats on your table righrt now? Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:06:20 EST A Valentine puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x52046209 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/3C055D502AFC </link> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:54:50 EST Blue "J" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x51942556 Okay, they don't have to be blue. But we're looking for words that start with the letter "J." <BR> <BR> justify Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:04:39 EST Manmade objects A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x51719707 Tools, buildings, utensils, vehicles -- anything people make and use. We humans are a creative bunch, so let's come up with a lot of them! <BR> <BR> ambulance Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:49:37 EST "N" the beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x51604096 Easy -- we're looking for words that start with the letter "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:47:56 EST School subjects A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x51485631 There are a LOT of them! How many can we come up with IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER? <BR> <BR> algebra Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:39:25 EST A Christmas puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x51295687 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C0055D539D14 </link> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:24:21 EST Saturday Silliness 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x51036607 What's winter like where you live? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate either Christmas or Hanukkah? <BR> <BR> Do you like snow? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite cold-weather food? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone skiing or ice skating? Sat, 1 Dec 2012 01:21:54 EST Double letter words A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x50865347 Cheerfully cribbed from another team. <BR> <BR> allow Sat, 17 Nov 2012 13:49:20 EST Thanksgiving dinner game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x50769490 Let's come up with all kinds of great stuff for Thanksgiving dinner, traditional or not! <BR> <BR> Turkey (duh) Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:35:14 EST A pretty puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x50672318 You can change the cut to make it as easy or as hard as you like. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2012-10-29 </link> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 13:05:26 EST Saturday Silliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x50572214 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. Have you ever worn a Halloween costume? If so, which was your favorite? <BR> <BR> 3. Have you ever carved a jack-o-lantern? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> 5. What's your favorite Halloween candy? Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:39:51 EST Seven-letter words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x50370421 The title says it all -- how many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> concert Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:37:50 EST Saturday Silliness 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x50273672 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite kind of soup? <BR> <BR> 3. What was your first car? <BR> <BR> 4. How many siblings do you have? <BR> <BR> 5. Are you a fan of any sports teams? If so, which one(s)? Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:53:18 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x50194164 Hi! <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for a few years but have been absent for quite awhile and have recently come back. I am a 59 year-old women and have lots of weight that I need to lose. I am blessed that my best friend and roommate is also on SparkPeople and we are doing it together! It helps so much to have support right here on the homefront! However, we can all use all the support we can get so if you need a cheerleader, I will be here for you! <BR> <BR> I am 28 lbs down... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 16:59:08 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x50194045 Hi! <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for a few years but have been absent for quite awhile and have recently come back. I am a 59 year-old women and have lots of weight that I need to lose. I am blessed that my best friend and roommate is also on SparkPeople and we are doing it together! It helps so much to have support right here on the homefront! However, we can all use all the support we can get so if you need a cheerleader, I will be here for you! <BR> <BR> I am 28 lbs down... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 16:50:18 EST Movies "by the numbers" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x50159508 We're looking for movies with numbers in the title. Forms of numbers, like "first," etc. also count. There are a lot, so let's work our brains (or Google!) and come up with a lot. <BR> <BR> The Magnificent Seven Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:02:23 EST Saturday Silliness 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x50053287 Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? <BR> <BR> What color towels are hanging in your bathroom right now? <BR> <BR> If you're American, who was President the year you were born? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's a fashion you wish would die forever? Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:07:16 EST September Saturday Silliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x49945799 What do you like best about autumn? <BR> <BR> How was your summer? <BR> <BR> Are you or anyone else in your house going back tro school? <BR> <BR> It's the start of football season! Are you a fan? <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:53:53 EST Classic games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x49830176 No joystick, controller or "system." How many classic card, board and playground games can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Chess Sat, 8 Sep 2012 14:43:47 EST "Do" tell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x49721119 We're looking for words with the syllable "do" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. <BR> <BR> bulldozer <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:30:40 EST Are "U" ready? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x49617845 Easy -- we're looking for words that start with "u." <BR> <BR> utter <BR> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:32:56 EST Three-word phrases A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x49513233 Simple. If, for instance, my letter was R I could say "read a book" and the next person could say "set a date." Okay, let's go! <BR> <BR> any day now Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:44:08 EST Song titles A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x49299200 How many song titles IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER can we come up with? <BR> <BR> All the Time (Johnny Mathis) Sat, 4 Aug 2012 00:30:25 EST Things that make us smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x49194916 How many things give us a big grin? Let's list as many as we can. <BR> <BR> Playing with kittens. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:34:29 EST Saturday Silliness, foodie edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x49085569 Do you like to cook? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked? If you're a vegetarian, what is your favorite entree? <BR> <BR> What's a bad food habit you're struggling with? <BR> <BR> What foods are you picky about? <BR> <BR> Do you prefer sweet or savory? Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:11:46 EST Right now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x48979853 What's your weather? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet? <BR> <BR> What, if anything, are you eating/drinking? <BR> <BR> What do you hear? <BR> <BR> How do you feel? Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:52:18 EST "N" the beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x48864001 Easy -- words that start with "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor Sat, 7 Jul 2012 00:53:41 EST Positives A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x48760436 We hear (and use) too many negative words, including about ourselves. Let's see how many positive adjectives, in alphabetical order, we can come up with. <BR> <BR> Awesome Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:27:18 EST Either/Or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x48653691 Tell which of a pair of items you prefer, then suggest a new pair of items for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roses or orchids? Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:04:41 EST Saturday Silliness 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x48550587 Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite summer activity? <BR> <BR> Would you ever try an extreme sport (skydiving, bungee jumping, etc)? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite veggie? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fruit? <BR> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 12:01:18 EST Saturday Silliness 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x48445695 What kind of phone do you have? <BR> <BR> Do you own/are you owned by any pets? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite picnic food? <BR> <BR> Did you have a lemonade stand as a kid? Sat, 9 Jun 2012 10:33:28 EST "Colorful" movie titles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x48334928 How many movie titles with colors in them can we find? <BR> <BR> Goldfinger Sat, 2 Jun 2012 00:49:01 EST Saturday Silliness 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x48138888 Are you eating/drinking anything right now? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Not counting the spread, how many blankets are on your bed today? <BR> <BR> You're offered your choice of your dream car or dream vacation. Which do you choose? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite ethnic cuisine? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate most? Sat, 19 May 2012 10:46:00 EST World cities A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x48035127 This is a big world. In alphabetical order, how many cities on all of the inhabited continents can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Athens, Greece Sat, 12 May 2012 12:12:16 EST Name Five http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x47923577 Name five: <BR> <BR> Foods you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Books you've read: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Movies you've seen: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Songs you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Places you've been: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. Sat, 5 May 2012 10:34:42 EST Saturday Silliness 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x47805545 1. Counting the one you live in, how many countries have you visited? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> 3. When was the last time you roller skated? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like granola bars? <BR> <BR> 5. Do you like to do any crafts? Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:39:23 EST "Colorful" song titles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x47689740 How many song titles with colors in them can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Blue Velvet Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:39:21 EST Saturday Silliness 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x47576152 What sounds do you hear right now? <BR> <BR> What was your first pet as a child? <BR> <BR> How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> Coconut -- love or loathe? <BR> <BR> What was the last book you read? Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:28:16 EST Occupations A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x47467999 How many careers, in alphabetical order, can we come up with? There are a lot, so let's be creative! <BR> <BR> architect Sat, 7 Apr 2012 10:28:26 EST Saturday Silliness 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x47354304 If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> How do you like your eggs cooked? <BR> <BR> What color towels are hanging up in your bathroom right now? <BR> <BR> Have you ever been to a farm? Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:02:32 EST Flowers A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x47239393 In honor of spring, let's see how many flowers we can name in alphabetical order. Blooms from all seasons are welcome. <BR> <BR> Aster Sat, 24 Mar 2012 11:02:03 EST Saturday Silliness 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x47123015 1. It's St. Patrick's Day! Do you have any Irish in you? <BR> <BR> 2. As a kid, did you walk/bike to school, or did you ride the school bus? <BR> <BR> 3. What's your favorite type of cookie? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you sleep on your side, back or tummy? <BR> <BR> 5. Finish this sentence: "One thing I'd love to do today is..." Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:50:18 EST "Colorful" phrases http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x47002960 We're looking for phrases of two to four words with a color in them. Here we go: <BR> <BR> In the pink Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:32:44 EST Five food myths busted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x46898409 <link>health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth<BR>/food-myths-busted </link> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 13:03:30 EST Two words -- chagne one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x46881889 Change either word in the two-word phrase to make a new phrase. And yes, you can change the order. <BR> <BR> fire truck <BR> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 12:07:22 EST Farmers' Market A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x46645014 IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, how many fruits, veggies and herbs can we find? There are a lot, so let's keep this going! <BR> <BR> asparagus <BR> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:36:37 EST Just for fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x46531669 (Cheerfully cribbed -- er, BORROWED -- from another team) <BR> <BR> What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <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> Dece... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:40:31 EST Homonyms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x46408698 Homonyms are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings (such as hale and hail). How many combinations can we find? <BR> <BR> Pear, pare and pair. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 01:00:58 EST Name a cool song from any era! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x46285573 From the Fifties (or earlier!) to today, how many great songs can we remember? <BR> <BR> Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:42:59 EST "G" whiz! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x46157187 We're looking for words that start with the letter g. <BR> <BR> grand. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:07:46 EST It's "go" time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x46023475 We're looking for words with the syllable "go" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. There are a lot of them, so let's see how many we can come up with. Are you ready? It's go time! <BR> <BR> outgoing. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:24:41 EST Silly Saturday Sentences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x45878001 Finish these sentences: <BR> <BR> 1. Is it just me, or <BR> <BR> 2. One thing that always makes me smile is <BR> <BR> 3. If I could erase one thing from the world, it would be <BR> <BR> 4. My idea of a perfect day would be. <BR> <BR> 5. Right this moment I would really enjoy <BR> Sat, 7 Jan 2012 10:34:58 EST Take it or leave it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x45728475 Easy -- tell if you'd take or leave the suggested item and then suggest an item for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roller coasters. <BR> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:23:15 EST Saturday Silliness, favorites edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x45548131 What is your favorite: <BR> <BR> Food? <BR> <BR> Book? <BR> <BR> Movie? <BR> <BR> TV show? <BR> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:49:28 EST Holiday songs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x45455394 Let's list our favorite holiday songs here. And not just Christmas -- if our Jewish friends have special Hanukkah songs, please include them! (Please, just one to a post. We want everybody to have a chance to participate.) <BR> <BR> O Holy Night Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:30:10 EST Either/or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x45365948 Tell which of a pair of items you'd prefer, then suggest a new pair for the next person. <BR> <BR> Sandals or sneakers? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:38:07 EST What the "L" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x45244524 Words that start with "L." <BR> <BR> lasting Sat, 26 Nov 2011 11:01:30 EST Thanksgiving A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x45153697 Everything we love about Thanksgiving in alphabetical order! <BR> <BR> apple pie Sat, 19 Nov 2011 10:42:56 EST Saturday Silliness, Thanksgiving edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x45043293 Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> If you do, what are your plans this year? <BR> <BR> Stuffing -- in or out of the bird? <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? <BR> <BR> What's a favorite Thanksgiving memory? Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:46:22 EST M&M's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x44820083 As you've probably already guessed, we're looking for words that start with "m." <BR> <BR> Milestone Sat, 29 Oct 2011 12:17:11 EST Celebrity Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x44710557 Easy. Name a celebrity. The next person has to name another whose first name starts with the last initial of the previous one. For instance, if I say Ben Affleck, you could say Anne Hathaway. Let's not confine it to actors, though. Musicians, athletes, writers and filmmakers are all fair game. <BR> <BR> Okay, here we go: Jennifer Garner. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 13:25:46 EST "D" Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x44599352 How many words can we come up with that start with the letter d? <BR> <BR> derive Sat, 15 Oct 2011 11:31:52 EST Phrase fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x44490636 <link>www.coolquiz.com/quizzes/phrases/ </link> Sat, 8 Oct 2011 13:26:07 EST Saturday Silliness 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x44368381 What do you like best about October? <BR> <BR> How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite cool-weather comfort foods? <BR> <BR> Did you trick or treat as a kid? <BR> <BR> If you were going to dress up this Halloween, what would you be? Sat, 1 Oct 2011 11:46:32 EST Double, double http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x44248122 Easy -- how many double-letter words can we find? Any letter, any position in the word. Let's see if we can come up with "oodles" of them! <BR> <BR> Bookkeeper <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:55:22 EST Saturday Sillines 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x44131435 What did you have/are you having for breakfast? <BR> <BR> What's the weather like today where you are? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite hobby? <BR> <BR> Have you visited any foreign countries? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite fruits and veggies? Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:51:42 EST The S Curve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x44009025 How many words that start with S can we come up with? <BR> <BR> similar Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:11:16 EST Bodies of water A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x43882551 How many lakes, rivers and other bodies of water can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Aegean Sea Sat, 3 Sep 2011 10:43:33 EST Saturday Silliness 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x43759578 Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you drink milk? <BR> <BR> Have you/would you ever use a tanning bed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite type of weather? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite comfort food? Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:42:20 EST Palindromes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x43636790 Palindromes are words that begin and end with the same letter. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> level Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:56:23 EST Saturday Silliness 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x43517270 What's the last song you listened to? <BR> <BR> What's yoru favorite color? <BR> <BR> Have you ever turned a cartwheel? <BR> <BR> What's your morning beverage of choice? <BR> <BR> What is/are your favorite TV show(s)? Sat, 13 Aug 2011 10:56:57 EST Take it or leave it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x43397963 Easy -- tell if you take or leave what I suggest, then suggest something else for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roller blading. Sat, 6 Aug 2011 10:59:00 EST Child's Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x43271610 How many kids' games can we come up with? Any type, any order (brief explanations of regional or family-invented games). <BR> <BR> Hide and seek Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:28:08 EST Saturday Silliness 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x43148049 How far do you live from the town you grew up in? <BR> <BR> Do you like to bbq? <BR> <BR> Do you like cheese? <BR> <BR> What's the furthest from home you've ever been? <BR> <BR> What's your all-time favorite book? Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:20:26 EST Pick Six http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x43018217 Couldn't be easier -- how many six-letter words can we come up with? <BR> <BR> course Sat, 16 Jul 2011 10:48:19 EST Two words -- change one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x42887569 Easy -- change one word in the phrase below. The next person changes another word, and so on. <BR> <BR> blue bird Sat, 9 Jul 2011 10:05:15 EST Saturday Silliness 7/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x42762433 What are your plans for the Fourth of July? <BR> <BR> Have you ever climbed a tree? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone barefoot outside the house? <BR> <BR> How hot does summer get where you live? Sat, 2 Jul 2011 10:51:31 EST "C" you later http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x42630152 Easy -- words that start with a "c." <BR> <BR> Culture Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:02:46 EST Either/Or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x42498382 Easy -- tell which of two different items you prefer, then suggest another pair for the next person. <BR> <BR> Here we go: kosher or sweet pickles? Sat, 18 Jun 2011 10:44:25 EST Animal Kingdom A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x42364471 Let's see how many we can come up with. (Technically insects aren't animals, but for our purposes they can be included here). Here we go: <BR> <BR> Alpaca <BR> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:15:13 EST Saturday Silliness 6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x42225106 How old were you when you first got your driver's license? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Do you sleep with one pillow or two? <BR> <BR> Where are you in your family's birth order? Sat, 4 Jun 2011 00:50:08 EST Conga Line Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x42088373 (Borrowed from another team). <BR> <BR> The last two letters of the previous word start the new word. For instance, if I say talentED, the next person could say EDucate, and so on. Please be sure your word ends in two letters that actually start a new word (someone posted a word whose last two letters don't start any words!). Okay, here we go: <BR> <BR> considER Sat, 28 May 2011 10:06:37 EST Men's Names A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x41954668 Nicknames and foreign names are also welcome. <BR> <BR> Adam <BR> Sat, 21 May 2011 10:15:02 EST Saturday Silliness 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x41680287 What would be your absolute dream car? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked (or are you a vegetarian)? <BR> <BR> When’s the last time you laughed out loud? And what caused it? <BR> <BR> What is/are your driving pet peeve(s)? <BR> <BR> Are you a late-night snacker? Sat, 7 May 2011 10:46:54 EST Ten things about YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x41526204 Tell us ten things about you. Anything you like – serious or silly, important or trivial. Let’s learn more about each other: <BR> <BR> My ten: <BR> <BR> 1. I have two great kids. My son Frank, who’s totally disabled, lives with his dad in San Francisco. In spite of being in a wheelchair, he’s the fastest girl-chaser in this part of the state. And I have a little redheaded angel-girl in Heaven. I’m sure she’s keeping Sts. Peter and Patrick VERY busy! <BR> <BR> 2. I’m downright sickeningly p... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:44:27 EST Either/Or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x41395237 Which do you prefer? (And yes, “neither” is an acceptable answer.) Tell us your preference, then ask two new for the next person. The subjects can be anything you like, so let’s have some fun! <BR> <BR> Roses or tulips? <BR> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:54:03 EST Right on "Q" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x41112138 Couldn’t be simpler – words with a “q” anywhere in them. <BR> <BR> Squall. <BR> Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:39:57 EST The top ten superfoods for spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x41104519 Luckily they're all yummy! <BR> <BR> <link>shine.yahoo.com/event/green/top-10-s<BR>uperfoods-for-spring-2469506/ </link> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 21:45:49 EST Hi to all ! I am Bonnie. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x40998463 An active team is a strong team. I need a strong team so I can be strong. Mon, 4 Apr 2011 10:37:05 EST Saturday Silliness 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x40951341 What’s your shoe size? <BR> <BR> If you had enough money to hire one person to help you reach your weight/fitness goals, would you hire a nutritionist or a personal trainer? <BR> <BR> What spring/summer produce do you enjoy most? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate worst? <BR> <BR> What’s one thing you really love about spring? Sat, 2 Apr 2011 00:20:39 EST Places in the world A - Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x40659615 Any place, be it a Country or town just in order <BR> <BR> I'll start <BR> <BR> Argentina Sat, 19 Mar 2011 15:26:27 EST Saturday Silliness 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x40656979 What color are your eyes? <BR> <BR> If you were going on a round-the-world tour, what foreign city would be your first stop? <BR> <BR> Do you have kids? Brag them up here! <BR> <BR> When you were little, what was the first thing you can remember wanting to be when you grew up? Did you do it? <BR> <BR> What’s an accomplishment you’re particularly proud of? Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:10:55 EST Yummy or Yucky? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x40639264 Answer yummy or yucky to what is posted before you and leave a new one in it's place for the next person <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Spinach Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:20:34 EST Tell us what YOU want from our team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x40565938 Hi team <BR> <BR> I am noticing that even though we have nearly 500 members, we have the same 10 or less posting to our threads. What do you want that will make you come to the team more often? <BR> I have tried monthly challenges in the past that died after a few days as no-one posted and we have started little games and quizzes etc,but still the same few. <BR> Let us know what you would like to see and we can get more people involved. Spark works, I think, because of interaction and help a... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 04:10:45 EST Saturday Silliness 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x40508799 What's the last live show or concert you attended? (Yes, your kids' school productions count.) <BR> <BR> Do you sing along with your car radio/CD player? <BR> <BR> Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> What does your bedspread/comforter look like? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how? Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:47:21 EST Taming the wild pork steak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x40355970 I bought of four rather large pork steaks a little while ago. I blush to admit it now, but three of them I ate whole for dinners <BR> <BR> (Sidebar: I for one am THRILLED that the trichenosis threat has been bred out of today's pork. It tastes SO much better when it's not cooked to death!) <BR> <BR> I have one more, and I'm thawing it out for tonight's dinner. I'm going to cook it the same as the others (skillet sear, then finish to perfect mid-rare in the oven). I will then immediately cu... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 15:20:45 EST Four-letter words -- change one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x40352828 Start with a four-letter word. Change one letter to make a new word. Please don't add, just change. We want the words to stay four letters long. Here we go! <BR> <BR> Note Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:08:06 EST The top ten worst eating habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x40293389 <link>blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/201<BR>1/03/01/top-10-worst-eating-habits/?nl<BR>=EATS_030211_P2_Worst </link> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 20:53:32 EST Saturday Silliness 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x40183770 What's the weather like where you are today? <BR> <BR> You're going to the Oscars! What are you wearing? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite picture book as a kid? <BR> <BR> What was your first car? Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:18:00 EST Beverages A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x40024202 Couldn't be easier -- anything to drink, in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> Apple juice. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:55:23 EST Hi my names Becky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x39943939 What can I say over 50 and lots to lose lol. First time trying this and I'm looking forward to the support of others. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:00:25 EST Just for fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x39863986 What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <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 (number) you were born on... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:39:48 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x39741919 Hello everyone! Glad to join you in this journey. My username "redo2011" is truthful, I am returning to SparkPeople after sabotaging previous success: 80 lb. weight loss maintained for three years, then 70 lb. regained over the last two years. The reasons / excuses for my lapse have faded and I will once again focus on health and use SparkPeople tools daily. <BR> <BR> The great news is that this time 'round I KNOW weight loss and healthy habits can be achieved by using SparkPeople methods. (... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 00:24:42 EST Spit or Swallow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x39704887 Simple -- I name a food, you tell me if you'd swallow or spit it out. Then you name a food for the next person. <BR> <BR> Figs. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:03:35 EST Saturday Silliness 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x39531942 What's your favorite color? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> If you could have one superpower, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Do you own (are you owned by) any pets? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's your favorite movie star? Sat, 29 Jan 2011 11:18:08 EST Read this if you think exercise is not for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x39516511 Just check out this link from Spark that says any exercise however small is better than none <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=bus<BR>ting_excuses_to_avoid_exercise_no_matt<BR>er_your_size </link> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:37:20 EST New Grammy on the block http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x39494617 Hi my name is Mary I live in Florida. I need hope I have faith in God but not myself. I am trying once again because I am sick and tired of being depressed and not capable of living any type of active life. I need some encouragement that my attempt in this is not just an impossible dream. I am 59 have diabetes and other obstacles that stand in my way. I have so much weight to lose. It is so hard to be motivated and not depressed or humiliated because of my weight. If anyone can just let me kn... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:02:55 EST NEW TO U http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x39390085 Hello everybody, I just started spark, just learning how to use a computer as well. I don't even know if I am doing this right, do know if I will be able to even find this group again I am so comp unfriendly. But I 'm gonna give it a try. Glancing through the team names this one seemed to suit me best , I think i may have joined a couple more tring to figure it all out but i don't know for sure. I turned 50 this last Sept. I spent my 30's and 40's very over weight. Had a bad 4 wheeler acciden... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 20:01:54 EST Changes to team pages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x39003921 Just had notification that Spark are making some changes to our team pages in the coming week. <BR> A couple of weeks ago they made changes to our start page(which I love) on that you have the option of choosing the old or new version. <BR> The changes to our team pages are here to see on this link and will start some time this week. I hope it makes it easier for us to see what is happening. The page in the link is a little small so we may have to wait until it happens to see it properly and ... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 06:02:23 EST One day at a time..our 2011 thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x38758867 Hi team, this is to replace the 2010 thread, Small slow and steady, where we tried to learn new habits and changes to our lifestyle <BR> <BR> Starting here on 1st January 2011, we will help each other through getting back on track after the excesses of Christmas and New Year. <BR> Gained weight? Not to worry, this is where it starts to come off again, need help, just ask and we will try to find a solution <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to you all <em>236</em> <em>128</em> <em>411</em> <em>107<... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:41:57 EST How will you stay on track during the holidays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x38335642 Christmas is a tricky time with all the extra food and temptations. how will you minimise the damage? <BR> <BR> Just DH and myself for Christmas Day but the day after we have 7 of us here. I am able to control the menu so am trying to make favourites and make them lower cal. Lots of meat and fish, veggies and fruit, but if we have mince pies and sausage rolls just use half the usual amount of pastry. If we get a cake or gateau, make sure it goes home with the others..lol both my sons can eat... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 04:35:41 EST What do you do to make your lifestyle heathier? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x38174752 Any tips you have from exercise to food to getting healthier let us know here and we can learn from each other <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>291</em> <em>258</em> <em>342</em> <em>313</em> <em>34</em> <em>237</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 05:01:22 EST Tell us your healthy cooking techniques here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x38174741 Let us know how you make your recipes healthy and your favourite way to cook Mon, 29 Nov 2010 04:58:33 EST Tell us your healthy recipes here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x38174736 Here is a place to share your favourite healthy recipes. Have you a favourite that you have made healthier..e.g. using low fat ingredients or sugar substitutes? <em>4</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 04:56:49 EST What do you want from this team in 2011? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x38142208 Hi everybody. Thinking ahead to 2011 and what direction you would like to see the team go in. Do you want more challenge based goals or just learning to live the healthy lifestyle, please let us know so that I can set something up. We have some great people on this team and I would love to see more of us participating and getting help and encouragement along the way <BR> Post here what you would like or feel free to sparkmail me <BR> <BR> sue Sat, 27 Nov 2010 03:42:16 EST Have you exercised today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x37883210 Let us know what you are doing <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>108</em> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:11:07 EST EMOTICON HOW YOU FEEL TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x37883178 A place to let team members know how we feel <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:09:43 EST I Can Do This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x37785323 I'm Dean and I found out yesterday that I weight 360 lbs. That surprised me. I knew that I weighted a lot but couldn't have imagined that i weighted that much. I decided right then and there to do something about it. I started surfing the net and came across the SparkPeople website and it lead me to this team forum. This is exactly what I need in order to get myself together. To have someone to talk and work with to get my weight under control without being judged. I am sure glad that I ... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 11:12:52 EST Pretty Good Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x37065857 Well tomorrow will be one week since I joined sparkspeople and stuck with it! It has been a pretty good week! I managed to stay on program, not overeat and keep a positive attitude. I am usually a positive-type person but have been feeling stressed lately because close family members have been having heath etc problems and I guess it bothers me more than I ever realized. Thank goodness I didn't stress eat, which would have been the normal activity I would have did. Please keep sending e... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 18:17:25 EST Determined to lose the weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x37031130 Hi. My name is Nancy and I am 56 years old. I am married and have had a bout with some heath problems lately tied to weight, hip replacements (left & right), and now a new heart issue I need to see a cardiologist about. I really need to lose over 100 pounds and keep it off for my healths sake especially. I have arthritis on my left shoulder with limited movement and the doctor said he wouldn't even operate unless I reached a goal weight of 155 which I haven't been since 17 years old! I n... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 22:42:30 EST My 60-lb reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x36335633 Full disclosure: I weigh approx. 415 lbs and I'm 57. Such a massive weight loss at this age will require some major motivation and rewards. I have no idea yet what the reward for breaking 400 will be, but check out what reaching 350 will get me: <BR> <BR> <link>www.chefwear.com/store/item.asp?ITEM<BR>_ID=145&DEPARTMENT_ID=85& </link> <BR> <BR> I'm thinking burgundy since I love jewel colors. <BR> <BR> Okay, it's probably silly since an apron would do just fine. But I'm seriously cravi... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:53:22 EST Frustration about nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x35553324 I am a tad frustrated with the whole nutrition tracker (which I use religiously!) because I get all kinds of warnings from it. I lost 11.5 pounds and it upped everything on me because of my exercise and now I am stuck. I am not fond of carbs so I get a carb warning every day. I couldn't make 180 carbs a day and now it is up to 217! I was at 1450 calories minimum and it upped me to 1700. I feel completely stuffed - like I am up to my throat in food. I was enjoying it and had kind of hit a stri... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 19:48:31 EST Needing some chat time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x35531713 Okay - I was invited to this team after a leader saw a post on another team in which I was dismayed by the lack of conversation within the team. When I looked at the success boards, they were filled with "the support from my team got me through." I want to feel that! <BR> <BR> I am going to be 41 in a couple of weeks and have about 60 pounds to lose. I was told that it was okay to still be on the team! I am a high school English teacher. I have a wonderful hubby, three children, and three s... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 21:04:13 EST SP improvements for diabetes tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x35114568 Check out this blog from Spark guy for improvements to tracking for diabetics, great links on here for tracking both diabetic and pre diabetic <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUYANDTEAM </link> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 01:32:42 EST Weigh Day tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x34783915 Tomorrow will be one week since I started back to SP. I am a little nervous about weighing in because I haven't "suffered" at all! Wish me luck! <em>137</em> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 02:08:39 EST We all need each other! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x34481976 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a 60 yr. old widow who has over 100 lbs. that I need to loose. I saw myself clearly yesterday for the first time in a long time. <BR> <BR> My granddaughter graduated form high school and those cameras were flashing in every direction--if you know what I mean!!! I need all the help, encouragement & accountability I can get. <BR> <BR> It is very hard to have the heart to lose the weight when my very best friend is no longer here to encourage me and just love ... Sun, 30 May 2010 22:30:40 EST What A Great Day ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x34245103 Hi All ! Sue, Kasey, thank you so much for all of the information and direction today. I have been exploring the Spark community, setting up my SparkPage, I even Blogged, and now here I am in a chatroom for the first time in my life. I have had to learn a lot on the computer in order to maintain contact with family, and now I have a new family - you guys !! You're stuck with me now ! Peggie Wed, 19 May 2010 10:46:46 EST Half Way There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x34239082 Hi Everyone. I am new to Spark and have never posted info about myself before. I'm 57, half way to my goal of losing 100 pounds. I started to revert to old ways recently, but I want to do whatever it takes to maintain the motivation and reach my goal. I could use all the support I can get, and give support to others as well ! Wed, 19 May 2010 04:51:10 EST Hi.... newbie from New Jersey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x33550678 Hi everyone! Just turned 54 last month and need to lose over 100 lbs so i'm hoping this site will help me get thru it. Good luck to you all! <BR> Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:05:10 EST I'm Backkkkk. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x32839380 Hi! My name is Patti and I am 53 years old with a person to lose, as I am twice the person I should be. I tried SparkPeople before and lost a few pounds. I really want to get healthier and lose some weight. I am giving it another try. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 20 Mar 2010 17:21:32 EST Maybe missin' boat but PHOTO CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x32350436 I recently was looking through some of these team folks and noticed that there are a lot of folks who will not or do not have photos of themselves on here. I used to use AOL for connections back in "The Day" and was very careful about what I let my "friends" see. I guess it was adding mystery to everything. Then after that, on Facebook and I was careful about WHO I took on as friends and who I allowed to see my info. <BR> BUT on here, I feel much safer and to tell you the truth, more REAL. <... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:17:41 EST Have I already told you who I was? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x32305571 It says on SP that I haven't introduced myself, I thought I had but here goes...I'm Donnalynn and I've got over 150 pounds to lose. (that sounded like AA)Sorry, I'll do better. Hi, I'm Donnalynn and I'm married with 2 beautiful daughters, and 2 grandchildren with one due in 3 weeks. but THAT isn't really WHO I am, is it? No, that's who my family is. OKAY! I'm Donnalynn, I'm a Christian and I am a writer and love art in all forms.hummm...that's good enough. HELLO EVERYONE! I'd love to become a... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 07:03:27 EST No real time chat room here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x32220817 I'm new here and trying to figure this out to get maximum benefit and some good friendships. Am I to understand there is NO "real time chat"...just messages of sorts? OR am I missing clicking on something here? I sure could use some help explaining. THANKS to those who are willing to help! <em>303</em> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:37:22 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x32190716 This is my first time ever using a forum or joining a community. I am not even sure if I am doing this right. I am 59 and looking to get healthy, lose weight and lower my cholesterol. My family history for generations has been to grow older, put on weight and develop diabetes. I have one younger sister who has already gone that route and I want to turn it around before I follow the same path. Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:57:00 EST Just on board TODAY! SO excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x32161422 Hiya, I'm looking for folks with like interests that are challenged by weight too. I have about 150 pounds to shed and have tried everything-but success-with it! <BR> I'm happy to be among people who have the same goals and struggles. I'd love to connect with some gals who can help and who I can encourage too! I'm just so excited to be at the end of DAY 1! I've done well and look forward to waking up in the morning to begin again!! <em>104</em> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:45:42 EST What are you giving up for Lent? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x31940048 I don't know if any of you give up things for Lent? Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't..lol <BR> This year I am giving up things made with wheat flour which of course includes bread. I am wheat intolerant and can only have small amounts without being ill, but I still keep eating it as I haven't learnt what to have in its place. I know I feel so much better without it <BR> I figure if I can give it up for the whole of Lent I will have cracked it. Of course, luckily the day before is Shrove ... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 06:03:10 EST Got a FREE GPS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x31760014 It's called Sparkpeople! And it's FREE!!! I've been looking my whole adult life for a way to lose weight and get healthy. And I spent big bucks doing it! Who knew I'd find the perfect tools right here with Sparkpeople and not have to pay even a cent for it! I am convinced that Sparkpeople will navigate my roads to success. That being said, my name is Kathy. I live in Indiana, am married, the mother of two daughters, and grandmother of four beloved Purdue fans! I keep trying to convert them to... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 09:18:19 EST I'm A Newbie, Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x31726718 Hi, I am female, 53 years old. I started out needing to lose 137 pounds, and so far I have lost 71 pounds! I have 66 pounds to go. I started my journey on August 9, 2007. I have had bumps along the way, have belonged to Spark for a couple of years, but now I want to get acquainted with other folks who are experiencing the same type of weight that needs to be lost. I am ready to finish this thing. I hope to get help from folks here, and I in turn want to give support and encouragement to anyon... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 18:02:32 EST Bogus diets to avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x30806418 <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 21:27:32 EST Our Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x30763098 A new thread to make for easier access. Mon, 4 Jan 2010 18:32:06 EST Fasting Blood Sugar...daily report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x30762926 New thread for those who need it Mon, 4 Jan 2010 18:26:27 EST Small, slow and steady(our 2010 challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x30573127 Hi all, <BR> somewhere to meet up and check in how we are doing in the New Year. <BR> A few of us thought we could add a new challenge each week and build up until things become second nature <BR> <BR> Week 1: Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day..and track this here on spark <BR> <BR> It may seem a little slow doing it like this but we want to encourage people to learn new habits and get a good start on the healthy eating. No more diets(dirty word..lol) just eating healthy. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 05:04:02 EST Can anyone help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x30140066 Hi, <BR> <BR> The other morning I was scanning the site and came across a tool used to estimate the number of calories burned doing an activity and for how long it was performed. <BR> Can someone redirect me to this page, so that I can save it. I have search and to no avail, I come up empty handed. <BR> I would appreciate any help. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Kathilyn <em>223</em> Fri, 4 Dec 2009 15:17:52 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x30012110 Hi, I have been on Spark People for about a month now and am starting to dig deeper in to all this site has to offer. I am happy to see there is a group of people my age that are working toward the same goal as I am. I look forward to getting to know you all better. Sat, 28 Nov 2009 23:05:57 EST I blew it!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x29046447 Well this morning I jumped on my scale and to my horror I blew it! I have gained 4 pounds in total. <BR> My knees and lower back have been causing me great pain this last two weeks and I did it again, I ate to medicate myself. I'm feeling very ashamed right now. But I know I can not beat myself up about this. This is one little set back and I know I can nip this in the bud. I will have to take the pain killers my doctor has prescribed, even though I do not like taking them. And my measur... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:55:19 EST Let's boycott Karl Lagerfeld's designs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x29036770 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 00:44:52 EST new on the block http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x28649344 I've just been reading some of the messages and the support is wonderful. I have 100# to lose and need all the positive attitudes I can get. My health is starting to be negatively affected by my weight, along with my life in general. I'm 58 and plan on being around for a long time. It's going to be a healthy long time if I start now. <em>249</em> Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:24:35 EST I'm a newbie, been a spark person for two weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x28431289 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been actively logging all my meals and to date I have lost 8 pounds and I'm so excited. I just had to put it out there for everyone to know. I realize it will be one day at a time, but thanks to your support and this site I have lost 8 pounds, only another 92 to go! I can do this!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 15 Sep 2009 16:28:47 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x28154829 I rediscovered this Spark Team while going through some old e-mails. I am Wanda, 56 and my husband of 35 years past away this past weekend. I am going through the emotions while I feel I am loosing my mind, but understand that can be normal. I am trying to focus on eating healthier and getting some exercise, as my 2 daughters seem to be concerned about loosing their other parent. <BR> <BR> I live in SC and welcome any support and maybe giving some could get my mind off of me. <BR> Thanks, ... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:48:52 EST Picture question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x27868314 How do you put you avatar on the forum posts??? Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:58:58 EST Picture question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x27868304 How do you put you avatar on the forum posts??? Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:58:25 EST Where do I find the motivator of the day post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x27797769 <BR> <em>101</em> help <BR> <BR> can someone tell me where I can find the link to sparkpeople motivator of the day? Tue, 18 Aug 2009 21:20:43 EST Top ten diet myths exposed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x27644061 <link>health.yahoo.com/featured/29/top-die<BR>t-myths-exposed </link> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 22:52:07 EST Got here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x27634210 Hi Sue,Think i finally got here but having a real time finding out how to get aroud on this site ,I will learn i hope Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:43:26 EST KICK BUTT FROM AUGUST 17th TO NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x27622461 Thought we could have a special place to chat as we kick butt from August and see how much we can lose by New Year..that is a good quarter of the year to get moving and grooving. <BR> <BR> Post here with your start weight and how you get along. Let us know what you are doing to help and if you need any help from the rest of us. <BR> <BR> I will be tracking my food and exercise, plus putting my goals as and when I get them <BR> <BR> I will post my start weight this Friday (14th August) as ... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 04:16:00 EST tracking foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x27438999 I am sorry, sometimes this whole site as much as I love it is overwhelming; on tracking foods, can't I just get a blank screen and fill in my own choices, it seems the foods are picked for me and I want to just type on a blank screen, is that possible? Mon, 3 Aug 2009 08:53:41 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x27248369 Just signed up for Spark people last night after viewing a segment on Entertainment tonight. My weight has bounced from an adult low of 168 pounds to 370 pounds and now hovering at age 52 at 292 pounds. I feel not only buried and crushed by my own fat, but by the weight loss information via books, infomercials, E-mails, etc. I know for me a simple approach is the best, I think too much about when to eat, not to eat, when to eat, why, why not? When I read through this site, I felt at peace. A ... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 18:30:48 EST When will the next Challenge begin??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x27226581 I am new to the team but I would love to be a part of the next challenge!!! Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:41:01 EST 2 New features on Weighing in and Dining out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x26563191 <BR> Hi everyone, we launched 2 new features today that we think you will like! <BR> <BR> Enhanced Weigh-In and Measurements Page <BR> While many of our members look a lot at the scale to measure their progress, many also like to watch their progress in other ways such as energy level, body measurements, or fitness levels. We have set up a number of other types of things you can track, with information on how to track and levels to try to reach. In addition, we have made it so that for some... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 04:01:29 EST Fantastic new look and features on recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x26411223 SparkRecipes Has a Fresh New Look AND New Features! <BR> Thursday, June 18, 2009 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We're excited to launch a BIG update to www.SparkRecipes.com today! There are two main aspects of this update: <BR> <BR> 1. A new overall design <BR> Since we launched SparkRecipes, the number of recipes members have shared has really exploded! We wanted to make the design cleaner and more organized so the site is easier for everyone to use. <BR> <BR> * We added our "Advanced Search" ... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:34:57 EST New Feature-reset, get points again for articles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x26350262 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Based on member feedback, we've made it so that you can now reset the articles you’ve read more than 6 months ago. To reset articles, you can go to Account/Email Preferences (http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/prefer <BR> ence.asp) from your MyStart page, and scroll down on the Account tab to the Reset Articles section of the page. Click the Reset Articles button, agree to reset, and voila! You can now read the articles again and get more SparkPoints. Again, this will ... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 05:15:57 EST NEWBIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x26202555 HI MY FRIENDS CALL ME GEEGEE I LIVE IN OHIO. IM 55 YEARS OLD AND COUNTING.IM A MOTHER OF THREE AND A GRANDMOTHER OF THREE.I HAVE MANY LOVES,A COUPLE OF MY GREAT PASSIONS WERE FOOD AND A GAMBLER. UNTIL MY HUSBAND PASSED.HE ENCOURAGE ME TO GAMBLE AND ICOOK FOR HIM.LOST OVER A HUNDRED POUNDS. <BR> ONE DAY I STOP GOING TO THE GYM AND BACK TO MY OLD HABIT. BUT I BACK !!!!!!!!! <BR> I WANT TO THANK EVERY WHO EMAIL ME THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WARM WELCOME. Tue, 9 Jun 2009 22:29:20 EST New and Needing Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x26006718 Hey, I am Wanda, 57 years old and 275 pounds. The <BR> weight has been a issue since 3rd grade. I am a compulsive overeater, food addict. Most recently my husband was give a prognosis from his oncologist that <BR> he may have only 12 weeks to live. This was seven weeks ago. I don't believe everything the doctors say, but my life has been in chaos, especially the eating. I am committing slow suicide myself. Please pray for me and my family. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Wanda Tue, 2 Jun 2009 11:48:08 EST New person http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x24909930 New person here. Trying to figure this out but it looks like a lot of fun. :) I am 50 yrs old and I have way over 100 lbs to lose. I am taking it one day at a time. One month ago I joined a gym. Just marched my happy butt right in there. I couldn't ride that bike for over 2 min and thought I would die! Today I rode it 25 min. I also do some strengthening for 45 min. I hired a personal traner and use him once a week. I go to the gym 6days/wk. I think I am getting addicted to it. Imagine.....LO... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 18:38:24 EST How many fruit and veg did you eat today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x24857409 Just a place if you want to note how many fruit and veggies (freggies) you eat each day. We are aiming for at least 5 and in as many colours as possible. <BR> <BR> I have planned my meals today, I have got <BR> Banana:White/yellow <BR> Pear:White <BR> Potatoes:Red <BR> Carrots:Orange <BR> Cabbage:Green <BR> Cauliflower:White <BR> Peas:Green <BR> Apple:Red <BR> Mon, 20 Apr 2009 05:51:31 EST Lose 10 lbs by 16th June 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x24786655 Why the 16th June? Well it's my birthday..lol <BR> It is around 8 weeks away so only just over lb per week. I am aiming for that..I have got the challenge on a couple of other teams as well to keep me motivated. <BR> Anyone want to join me? Just make a note of your weight now and weigh again in 8 weeks <BR> <BR> My starting weight is:253 <BR> My goal is:243 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 04:48:24 EST S.O.S http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x24646429 Please pray. We let our 4 pound, 11 year old Pomeranian, out to go to the bathroom, and usually she goes down the driveway and into our fenced backyard, but she did not come back this morning, so we have looked all over for her and she is nowhere to be found. She has seizure disorder and a collapsing trachea. Please pray for her safe return. Thank you. Sun, 12 Apr 2009 11:02:54 EST No snacking after 7:30 in April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x24372622 I have done this for six days and it has really been a big help. If anyone would like to join the challenge for April "hop" in. <em>247</em> Mona Thu, 2 Apr 2009 15:21:08 EST my return http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x23943389 I have been in the hospital and then recuperating but that is all done and now I MUST get back to business - I am looking forward to a great spring and with your support I WILL have it <em>220</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2009 13:16:26 EST Advice needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x23926672 I want to buy an exercise gadget I can use while sitting down (right now my feet hurt too much to walk as much as I'd like). I'm torn between two -- a pedaler and a stepper. Either can be used while sitting in a chair (knitting?). The stepper is $5 less than the pedaler, but I really don't know if there's much of a difference otherwise. <BR> <BR> Does anybody have any input? Probably just about everybody knows more about this than I do, and I'd appreciate the help. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 22:16:26 EST ABC Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x23321353 Name a flower for the first round...in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> Aster Fri, 27 Feb 2009 18:11:45 EST Hello - I'm Carmel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x23302683 Hello everyone, my nickname is Carmel and I'm a professional dieter....not a very good one, but been at it most of my life. At 57, I have started to have health problems and my weight has become a major issue. I need to make the journey to fitness and lose over 150 lbs. I have lost and gained so many times with my biggest weight lost being 120 lbs. only to gain it all back. No more! I have to stop the yo yo syndrome and lose the weight. Exercising is something I have problems with so h... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 07:54:01 EST livebetter2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x23133933 hello! I've been with spark people about a month. I'm not able to walk long distance because of back pain and it extends down left hip and leg. I'm walking around in my house for 3 minutes trying to work up to 5 right now. I know something is better than nothing. i would love to get up to 20 minutes. I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgic any suggestion to help me. i really need to lose over 100lbs? <em>198</em> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 03:04:23 EST My lunchtime adventure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x23086276 Yesterday a co-worker of mine somehow ended up with several Jack In the Box tacos and went around saying, "Who wants a taco?" I love tacos, even from JITB, and bit my tongue bloody not to say "ME!" <BR> <BR> Well, I did survive that by remembering the lentil curry I'd brought. I microwaved it, emptied the pouch into my bowl -- and a four-inch long, bright red chili pepper pod floated to the surface! <BR> <BR> Oh, my... <BR> <BR> Well, I can report that my sinuses are as clear as a bell, an... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:00:25 EST 21 Days to a New Life-changing Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x22894622 Starting today, join me in creating a new habit. It can be anything. I've created 2 new habits already: no more nibbling on my dog's cute ears. He hates it. Habit broken. Dog Happy. <BR> Started reading 1 Scripture a day, 1 small devos, and prayer. Habit going strong! Yeah! <BR> New Goal - 1,760 calories a day what a 160 pound woman needs to maintain her weight. What's yours? Sat, 14 Feb 2009 04:39:29 EST What makes you a LOSER? One sentence... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x22894600 Walking every day makes me a LOSER <em>231</em> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 04:35:42 EST Just Do It!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x22865043 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> This is a new thread for everyone participating in the Buddy Challenge to chat and get to know each other. <BR> <BR> This thread is intended to provide a support resource for people without team threads set up and an additional support resource for people with team threads. <BR> <BR> Let's share and support each other. I hope to see you here! <BR> <BR> ~ Pam <BR> <em>224</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 01:56:10 EST What do you do to keep on track? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x22481989 If I see that I don't have enough calories left in the day to eat what I had intended (because I have gone overboard), I stirfry a medlee of vegetables and eat away. <BR> <BR> What do you do? <BR> <BR> Barb Sun, 1 Feb 2009 16:19:19 EST WEIGH-IN HERE PLEASE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x22465545 Hi, <BR> this is a thread just for you to post any losses and get encouragement from your team mates Sun, 1 Feb 2009 04:37:58 EST BLUEBERRIES WITH SMALLER REARS(Blue Team) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x22406592 Mona and Dore, <BR> this is where we should really be..lol <BR> <BR> Sorry about the other, only excuse I have is I am a bit distracted at the moment. Hopefully another few days running around and it should calm down a bit <BR> <BR> I lost lb this week, so 4lbs for the January challenge. Not as much as I would like, but as I keep saying lb per week is 52 in a year!! Fri, 30 Jan 2009 04:13:48 EST Mind Over Matter - We're Bananas!! (Yellow Team) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x22397491 Hi Marcie and LC, <BR> <BR> This is supposed to be our new team thread for February. If you don't like the name or the location (Challenge Forum), Just post a comment about what you prefer and do that instead. I'll shift over to wherever and whatever our team is. <BR> <BR> If this name and location is okay, let me know that too! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> ~ Pam <BR> <em>265</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 19:49:56 EST BLUEBERRIES WITH SMALLER REARS(Blue Team) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x22388272 Hi Mona and Dore, <BR> here is our new team thread, which will start on Friday, feel free to pop in before then..lol <BR> Please post Start weights on February buddy page, although if you have posted them as last weight in January Challenge, I can get them from that. If you aren't confident about copying and pasting you can sparkmail me your weight each week, I don't mind <BR> <BR> Had a busy day at dads, so not staying on here tonight, got gd Friday night and I am out Saturday night!!!Then ... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 14:22:32 EST ***Not By Bread Alone*** Team (Red Team) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x22371656 Hi Dot and Vicky! Just starting a new thread for us for February. We can start visiting here now if you'd like. Hope you two are doing well. I really don't know if I am going to have lost anything this week after a big loss last week, but I don't think I will have gained any. I sure hope not. <BR> <BR> Thought for today: <BR> Man cannot live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Thu, 29 Jan 2009 02:37:08 EST The way to success? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x22360312 "There is no elevator to success. <BR> You have to take the stairs." <BR> - Unknown <BR> <BR> Found this quote on SP. Really liked it and wanted to share. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 18:39:13 EST FEBRUARY BUDDY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x22271088 This is a list of teams for February Buddy Challenge so far <BR> <BR> Breakinfree(Dot) <BR> HumorPam(Pammie) <BR> Wants2Cruise (Vicky) <BR> <BR> ............ <BR> <BR> Bullfroglover(Marcie) <BR> Ex_Wimpie(Pam) <BR> LCharvon(LC) <BR> <BR> Monamom(Mona) <BR> Newsusie09(Sue) <BR> Nanna2one(Dore) <BR> .............. <BR> <BR> Acline9527(Anna) <BR> LadyIrish(Mary) <BR> ................ <BR> <BR> Moon_Litskies(Moon) <BR> Phatcat11(Kim) <BR> ***Debra*** <BR> ............ <BR> <BR> If anyone e... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:46:11 EST Tips on what to do daily? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x22143501 I thought we could each contribute tips on what we personally do in order to reach our goal on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> Mine would be: having everything prepared beforehand. For example. I cut up my lettuce and everything that goes in it on a weekend (for the week), so the night before I go to work, I put together a fast salad. <BR> <BR> Barb Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:07:28 EST Find a Buddy Questionnaire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x22059301 Idea borrowed from another team <BR> <BR> Please copy and paste the questions below on your reply, or copy the questions and answer. Once you've posted your answers, then you can look at others posts and decide who you want to contact. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! Best wishes! <BR> <BR> 1. First Name: Susan <BR> <BR> 2. Exact Age: 55 <BR> <BR> 3. Marital Status:Married <BR> <BR> 4. What is your Gender: Female <BR> <BR> 5. Kids or No Kids?: 2, grown-up sons,... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 03:42:03 EST 2008 in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x22059244 I copied this from another team and thought you all might like to do this. You can do the whole thing or just a few at a time. <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste your answers. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before? <BR> <BR> 2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for this year? <BR> <BR> 3. What states/countries did you visit? <BR> <BR> 4. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? <BR> <BR> 5. What dates from 2008 w... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 03:29:53 EST SC Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x22009859 I am on the SC challenge to loose weight- but I did not loose anything this week... I am learning how to use the site , thank you for the info on the food- I was able to do today's foods and I am doing it right? last week was as good just could not figure out how to track it- now I can , thanks . I got a body ball and Have been sitting on it - fooling around and I went backwards, and kept going !! LOL- landed on the floor head first, grace here... But I got back on it- it can't beat me... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 19:38:28 EST new to you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x21915602 Hi, I have been on sparks sporadically for a year, but got into it more this month, joined the SC losers and the bootcamp challenge, I started again at about 249 lost 5 lbs last week. want to be a healthy 140. I am 53. wish me luck !! as I do wish all of you Health , wealth and happiness. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:02:13 EST Favorite Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x21722303 This thread will be for recipes to share. <em>480</em> <em>489</em> <em>140</em> <em>481</em> <em>475</em> <em>497</em> <em>482</em> <em>302</em> <em>472</em> <em>487</em> <em>190</em> <em>53</em> <em>496</em> <em>22</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>267</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>491</em> <em>498</em> <em>471</em> <em>495</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 02:35:11 EST I got some pics on my page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x21696280 I am really excited--I got some pics on my page. And I figured out the copy and paste. Now to keep on losing weight!! <BR> <BR> hugs, Mona Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:45:58 EST Great Grandmas Going Down....weight that is!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x21611033 This is the thread for BKP4166 (Kathy) and SARAH'SMOM (Susan) <BR> <BR> Let's go Susan...We can get this done. <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>220</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 04:51:38 EST ***Not by Bread Alone*** Team of Dot & Pammie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x21601731 Hey Dot, since you agreed on the name of the team, I went ahead and set us up a chat thread where we can encourage each other. I hope your day has been good. I was doing quite well with my eating until I got home from work and decided to have a snack of mixed nuts. Mixed nuts are on my program, but in moderation, and I went hog wild. And I do mean HOG WILD. So, now I am back on track and hopefully, I won't do that again. It may be something that I won't be able to have at all if I ... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 21:03:23 EST Debby and Vicky - Doing fine in 2009! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x21518735 Hi Debby. Leave me a note so I know that you found our thread. Mon, 5 Jan 2009 23:00:40 EST New Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x21508007 First full day of being back at SparkTeam since last January. Looking for success and answers to good health. Happy New Year everyone and I sure claim this year as my year of victory. Mon, 5 Jan 2009 19:02:45 EST Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x21492570 I am like so many of the other folks who have posted here. The health issues, the yo yo dieting, the frustration. I have had this Spark page on my computer for three years and I start doing it and then quit. This year I am once again starting--but praying to NEVER quit. I feel so separated from my family by this mountain of weight I carry around. I have a husband, four grown married children and 2 married step children. We have a total of 13 grandchildren. They all love me very much bu... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 11:51:46 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x21490674 Hello team, <BR> <BR> I knew I had to do something about my weight for years. Just recently, though, I developed high cholesterol (to go along with my high blood pressure of a few years). I went to a heart doctor who said, "this is it. you must lose weight". So he actually had a nutritionist call me and, after visiting her, she told me about SparkPeople. My son had told me about another site, but I found it too complicated and as easy as this site is, I want to mention that I am not complete... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 11:04:59 EST Mind Over Matter Buddies - Marcie & Pam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x21473096 This is the topic/thread for Marcie and Pam to chat and encourage each other during the January 2009 Buddy Challenge. <BR> <BR> Sue mentioned the possibility of mini-challenges, but I'm not sure what those are. After looking at Sue's Buddy thread, it looks like mini-challenges are challenges we may create just for our own buddy team, to help motivate us. Wanna try that? <BR> <BR> ~ Pam Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:45:47 EST New Year, Smaller Rear,Buddies, Cindy and Sue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x21420184 This is the page for Cindy and Sue to chat, cheer on and motivate each other. <BR> Cindy, I would save this page in your favourites as it will be easier to find when we need it, especially when all the others set theirs up. <BR> <BR> I think we should have a mini challenge each day as well, something simple but effective, like making sure we have at least 8 water a day. Are you up for little changes to make a bigger change? <BR> Only a few more days until we start, so am going to start plan... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 13:29:20 EST Our Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x21371702 Marcie...that is wonderful! I would love to find someone besides my husband...he is too tall for me to walk with just now...he is 6'3" and takes lots more and longer steps for me. He does slow down a lot...but I know the dogs go faster than me. My goal is to walk Chloe...our Lhasa Apso and Art can walk Sasha...they match our abilities better. <BR> <BR> Pam...Isn't it funny when the emails and ads relate to what we might be considering at the moment? If you check the Spark Ads...they also hav... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 02:52:15 EST 2009 SUGGESTION BOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x21353942 Is there anything you would like to see or do on this team? Share it here and we will see what we can do <BR> <BR> hugs <BR> sue Thu, 1 Jan 2009 15:56:40 EST January Buddy Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x21243730 Hi team, <BR> thought we could do a buddy challenge to start the New Year off. <BR> <BR> If you are interested put your name here and I will pair you up in teams of 2. <BR> We will start this on Friday 9th January and you will need to post your start weights then, in your teams. <BR> If you can all post an interest by 7th January that will give me time to sort out the teams. Then you will have a couple of days to greet each other and think of a team name if you want a name. Post each Friday... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 06:20:33 EST I AM BACK AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x21097976 Hello everyone - it's HoneyBunny back again after a little over a year ago when I left. I need the support and encouragement to get this weight off. I am a diabetic who takes 2 shot+ a day and need to really get with the program here. Would love to here from you. Take care........Honey Sun, 21 Dec 2008 15:50:07 EST WARNING ABOUT YOUR E MAILS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x20737062 watch out for these e mails a few people have received them in last few days, they are spam!! press the report as inappropriate button if you get one <BR> <BR> <BR> I just received in my Spark Mail box a note with a link to receive a "free" gift from Spark People in coordination with some other group. The "free" gift only costs US$4.95??? <BR> <BR> Is this for real? I'm a little doubtful. It's from a user with no page??? ION1908 <BR> <BR> I clicked on Report Inappropriate Message. What el... Sat, 6 Dec 2008 10:37:19 EST TRI from 50s,60s,70s and Older Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x20680509 HERE IS THE EXPLANATION FOR THE <BR> TRIATHION <BR> <BR> 5 Minutes of swimming.. <BR> This means swinging arms, lifting arms, any kind of arms with weight, even wall push-ups (good for the pecs) <BR> <BR> 5 Minutes of Cycling <BR> This means abs, legs..floor stuff, leg lifts <BR> <BR> 5 Minutes of running <BR> This can be walking in place, dancing, jogging, kicking.. <BR> <BR> Copied from a post from MISSJAQ. <BR> <BR> These exercises are best done to music....... <BR> <BR> <BR> NOW.. ... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 02:54:30 EST A Few Words of Advice and Caring Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x20594154 <BR> Good Advice <BR> <BR> Never regret a day in your life. <BR> Good days give you Happiness. <BR> Bad days give you Experiences. <BR> Both are essential to life. <BR> Keep going... <BR> Happiness keeps you Sweet, <BR> Trials keep you Strong, <BR> Sorrows keep you Human, <BR> Failures keep you Humble, <BR> Success keeps You Glowing, <BR> But Only God keeps You Going! <BR> <BR> <BR> 14 WAYS TO GET UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED <BR> By Beck Stephens, Registered Nurse <BR> <... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 02:15:54 EST Hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x20065076 I just joined and find myself a bit confused, wary and excited at the same time. I have well over 100 pounds to lose, but I am concerned I have waited too long as I am so overweight I have become isolated (and probably depressed)as well as suffering from some major difficulties with my knees/legs/etc. I am 59 but feel 80. I can barely move around more than 4 or 5 minutes without becoming totally exhausted. I am recently widowed, recently out of work and also recovering from a car accident... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 18:51:08 EST How many inches can we lose by New Year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x20000080 Lets not forget that sometimes the scales don't move, but the inches do. <BR> Track your inch loss here and see how many dress sizes the team loses by New Years Eve. <BR> <BR> Add your inches together (bust, waist,hips or anything else you measure ) and post the total lost. <BR> Add your total to the post before, so we can keep track of all inches lost (or subtract if there is a gain) <BR> <BR> This is the first week for me so no loss yet <BR> <BR> total inch loss=0 Fri, 7 Nov 2008 04:59:18 EST How many pounds can we lose by New Year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x20000039 We thought we would start something new in place of the red and purple teams. After all, we are one team and committed to losing weight and being healthy. <BR> So if you post your weight loss here weekly and add it to the post before(or subtract if sadly there is a gain )we can keep track of pounds lost and we hope to see at least 100lbs off by New Years Eve. <BR> <BR> I sadly have no loss to report, but no gain either(so at least nothing to add..lol) <BR> <BR> so <BR> team total loss=0 Fri, 7 Nov 2008 04:54:24 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x19571708 Well the journey has now started. I am on the final weight loss journey of my life. I have struggled my entire 51 years of life or at least as long as I can remember to lose weight. I have had success at times only to gain it back. I have been so blessed though never to have any health issues to go along with the weight. Now they are creeping up on me. My legs are starting to bother me and I have finally realized that I want to be around to enjoy my life after my son is married and I am bless... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:19:40 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x19514952 Hoping to learn from others and spend some time paying more attention to my health. Starting to really feel my age and weight. Just the THOUGHT of climbing a flight of stairs makes me weak and tired! I'm an RN in San Diego, but I live in Fallbrook, CA....spend alot of time driving each day...too bad it's too far to walk! Looking forward to working with you all. Tue, 21 Oct 2008 01:24:54 EST I want to but I'm scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x19445603 When I lived in Los Angeles several years ago, I did a lot of different volunteer work and enjoyed it very much. But now I weigh almost 400 lbs. and have a lot of difficulty walking (particularly any kind of distance). I want to call the Sonoma County Volunteer Center and sign up, but I'm afraid that my lack of mobility will bar me. I'm also ashamed of how I look and the tacky clothes I have to wear because they're all I can get. I've thought of adding this to my "reward list," i.e., lose 100... Sat, 18 Oct 2008 13:36:10 EST Just Want to Share My Success With You!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x19251119 Hi Everyone, I am just so happy and excited!!! I weighed today, and I have lost 8 pounds!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 11 Oct 2008 18:33:35 EST Okay, Plan B... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x19204214 I thought I'd hit on a perfect exercise goal for myself: I Googled the distance from here to Dublin, figuring to have walked that distance in time for my trip next September. There's just one little hitch -- I'd have to walk a little over SIXTEEN MILES A DAY. <BR> <BR> Do I need to say I'm rethinking this goal? <em>2</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2008 18:23:16 EST Lonely, angry, frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x19139226 I'm in a very low place today. I've got a deskmate who constantly loudly points out my every error (or what she imagines to be my errors -- most of the time she's wrong). Friday I knocked myself out helping her with a major workload and she "thanks" me by telling me I'm not putting enough claims in each envelope! <BR> <BR> There are days (like today) when I wonder if everyone who told me I'm stupid and useless isn't right. There's a voice that keeps telling me that there's no use to trying t... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 16:04:09 EST Red Team October Weigh In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x18982771 Red Team Starting Weights for October <BR> <BR> 1. Anna- ACLINE9527 - 238.5 <BR> <BR> 2. Moon - MOON_LITSKIES - 272 <BR> <BR> 3 Debra - ***DEBRA*** - 171 <BR> <BR> 4. Sue - SUSIE531 - 239 <BR> <BR> 5. Leanna - LEANNAL1 - <BR> <BR> 6. Cathi - PORTLANDCAT - <BR> <BR> 7. Mary - HUMMING1 - 292.9 <BR> <BR> 8. Patty - WILDROVER - 248 <BR> <BR> 9. Clarice - CPHILL9 -293.7 <BR> <BR> 10. Mary - LadyIrish317 - 385 <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2008 22:21:47 EST Purple Team October Weigh In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x18982611 Purple Team Beginning Weights <BR> <BR> 1. Kathy - bkp4166 - Leader - 263.2 <BR> <BR> 2. Vicky - wants2cruise - co-leader - 254 <BR> <BR> 3. Pam - humorpam - 325 <BR> <BR> 4. Carol - KEDIKAT - 238.6 <BR> <BR> 5. Linda - Lindahammer - <BR> <BR> 6. Betty - BETTYBOOP - 270 <BR> <BR> 7. Charlene - Sunberry - 246.2 <BR> <BR> 8. Nancy - NANC2U - <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2008 22:16:48 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x18878655 Hi! My name's Mary, and I live in the California Wine Country. I'm 50+, enjoying menopause (yes, you read that right), but I need to lose almost 250 lbs. I'm doing Weight Watchers (Flex) and trying to exercise. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to meeting all of you. Sun, 28 Sep 2008 17:28:53 EST Name 5 Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x18579402 This will be a new game: Name 5 and leave a challenge for the next person to name 5. (Ex) <BR> <BR> Name western 5 states. <BR> <BR> 1. Oregon <BR> 2. Washington <BR> 3. California <BR> 4. Montana <BR> 5. Idaho <BR> <BR> Name 5 eastern states. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 01:58:35 EST Low Carb Snack List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x18577989 Here's some useful information for all of us: <BR> <BR> List of Low Carb Snack Foods <BR> <BR> Do you get hungry and want a small snack to tide you over. If you eat several times a day you can maintain a healthy blood sugar throughout the day. <BR> Here is a list of low carb snack foods most of these are under 15g of carbs and shouldn't elevate your blood sugar. However, everyone is different so be sure to test if you are unsure. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. String Cheese <BR> <BR> 2. Celery and c... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 23:56:18 EST Grocery Shopping - Arghhhhhhhhhhh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x18199690 After having cleaned out my frig and pantry to the bare bones, in an effort to start eating healthy, I made my meal plans and grocery list. I spent two solid hours and almost $200 at the grocery today. Arggggggggggggggh! <BR> <BR> This is a lot of effort for me, but when I break it down, stopping at the store every day for a thing or two, or eating out 5-6-7 times a week, much more money spent and far less healthy. A lot of today's time and $ went into staples, spices, brown rice, etc. ... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 00:43:00 EST 50lb mark... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x18154041 HELP!!! I can't get past the 50lb mark!!! I keep sabatoging myself!!! What is with that!!!!! I need to keep going and I keep eating!!! (sorry just venting and putting out there to the universe!!) Tue, 2 Sep 2008 13:58:31 EST Red Team September Weigh In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x18122523 Red Team Weigh September Starting Weights for August 29th - September 1, 2008 <BR> <BR> 1. Anna - ACLINE9527 - 227.5 <BR> <BR> 2. Moon - MOON_LITSKIES - 276 <BR> <BR> 3. Debra - ***DEBRA*** - 177.5 <BR> <BR> 4. Sue - SUSIE531 - 249 <BR> <BR> 5. LEANNA - Leannal1 - 241 <BR> <BR> 6. Cathi - Portlandcat - 228 <BR> <BR> 7. Mary - HUMMING1 - 293.1 <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 11:45:01 EST Purple Team September Weigh In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x18121956 Purple Team September Starting Weights for August 29 - September 1, 2008 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Kathy - bkp4166 - Leader - 270 <BR> <BR> 2. Vicky - wants2cruise - co-leader - 264 <BR> <BR> 3. Pam - humorpam - 325 <BR> <BR> 4. Carol - KEDIKAT - 247.2 <BR> <BR> 5. Linda - Lindahammer - 244 <BR> <BR> 6. Betty - BETTYBOOP - 277 <BR> <BR> 7. Charlene - Sunberry - 251.6 <BR> <BR> 8. Nancy - NANC2U - 275 Mon, 1 Sep 2008 11:22:00 EST Woman loses over 250 pounds, no surgery, no pills! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x17949904 I found this video link on one of my other teams' pages. Some of you may have heard of this woman, but I had not. If you haven't seen this, you have got to check it out. She used to weigh over 400 pounds, now she is 54 and fabulous! <BR> <BR> Gonna get on my walking shoes... <BR> <BR> Carol <BR> <BR> <link>today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/2<BR>5190586#25190586 </link> Mon, 25 Aug 2008 12:13:38 EST Purple Team Weigh In for August 22, 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x17882931 Purple Team Weigh In for August 22, 2008 <BR> <BR> Members of the Purple Team should copy and paste with their current weight and + or - pounds lost or gained. <BR> <BR> 1. Kathy -bkp4166-Leader - <BR> <BR> 2. Vicky - wants2cruise - co-leader - <BR> <BR> 3. Pam - humorpam - <BR> <BR> 4. Carol - KEDIKAT - 248.2 / -6.0 !! <BR> <BR> 5. Becky - BKYJOH - <BR> <BR> 6. Yvonne - ymfisher97 - <BR> <BR> 7. Kim - Phatcat11 - <BR> <BR> 8. Kathryn - KAT2010 - <BR> <BR> 9. Mindy - Mindy19... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 11:32:53 EST Introduce myself to this forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x17781932 Hello, <BR> I am a recently retired 60 year old RN. I came to sparks to help me lose weight so I can live a more healthy life and have more energy to play with my Grandchildren 5 girls and 1 boy .My husband is due to retire next year and I ,we want to be able to travel with our Grandchildren and show them America as we have seen it. To do this I am going to have to lose weight and expand my energy level . I have started walking daily on my treadmill and counting both calories and points . So... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 20:57:54 EST Vitamin D deficiency http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x17529410 Anybody ever have there doctor put them on vitamin D 50000 for a while because of deficiency? I went to the Doctor July 17 and got a letter today with a prescription for vitamin D in it and a note to take 2 per week for 3 months and follow up with more blood work. I guess I will go get it filled tomorrow. Hope it does not make me get hungry. Betty Sat, 9 Aug 2008 18:24:06 EST SPARK UPDATES and INFORMATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x17347719 This thread will have Updates and information from Spark and other useful ideas about how to use this site. Mon, 4 Aug 2008 02:48:23 EST Prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x17338822 I have been feeling depressed with low self esteem. I am progressing slowly. Pray for me. Sun, 3 Aug 2008 19:04:42 EST Red Team August Weigh In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x17285369 Hi Red Team! I am copying your last July post so that if you were one of the 4 who posted last week you can use it to keep up with your weight for last week. Anyone new or rejoining the challenge can just add their starting weight. <BR> <BR> Red Team Weigh In for July 25, 2008 <BR> <BR> Anna - ACLINE9527 - 229 <BR> <BR> Moon - MOON_LITSKIES - 281 no loss <BR> <BR> Karen - COUNTRYMYSTERY -...255 -2 <BR> <BR> Marcie - BULLFROGLOVER - <BR> <BR> Debra - ***DEBRA*** -...181.4 -3.1 (-6.... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 14:21:57 EST Purple Team August Weigh In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x17285027 I'm copying our last July Post so that the 4 people who posted will have last week's weights. Anyone new or returning who did not post last month should just add their starting weight. <BR> <BR> Purple Team Weigh in for July 25, 2008 <BR> <BR> Members of the Purple Team should copy and paste with their current weight and + or - pounds lost or gained. <BR> <BR> 1. Kathy -bkp4166-Leader - 275.6/-.2 <BR> <BR> 2. Vicky - wants2cruise - co-leader - 272 / -1 <BR> <BR> 3. Pam - humorpam - ... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 14:10:14 EST 3 weeks on...1 week off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x17259614 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm sorry that I'm not more involved with y'all. It's hard spending a lot of time on the computer, when what I need to be doing is being up on my feet and active. I had 3 good weeks and gradually started to slide. I haven't kept track of my food for a week now. I went hog wild all last weekend. This week I started off better, but still taking in bits and pieces of crackers, cheese, popcorn, etc. You know the carb-pit! Anyway, any suggestion would be appreciated. I'm g... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 20:05:43 EST Exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x17172551 O.K. I need some ideas on how to start exercising! I always use the excuse that I'm too tired or my knees hurt. Is there someone out there that can get me moving? Someone who hates exercising as much as I do! <em>198</em> Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:51:47 EST Which Train? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x17123635 "The Train to Successville" <BR> <BR> While waiting for a train, two men and a woman struck up a conversation. One man asked the other where he was headed and the man replied, "Successville, how about you?" The man answered "What a coincidence, that's exactly where I'm going." Overhearing this, the woman said, "Small world, that's my destination too!" Then she asked the first man what train he took to Successville. The man answered that he took the train called Temptation. "How many ti... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:18:25 EST New Team Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x17063828 OOPs - Ignore this post please Fri, 25 Jul 2008 22:46:00 EST OK Team, I Need Your Advice About My Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x16996528 On Saturday we will travel to PA for 2 weeks. We will be staying with my sister Ruth and her husband. I am a little concerned about my eating while I'm gone. Even though Ruth joined SP and has been losing, you all know how families are when we get together. Food = Love! And while I think it is okay for all of us to slack off every now and then for special occasions, a two week visit with various family members is too long to just slack off the whole time. I was thinking I could make a g... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 23:21:52 EST Vacation over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x16898204 We're back, had a great time visiting the east coast of Canada. I kept track of everything I ate and drank. Gained 2 pounds, I think it was the beer and vodka coolers! (Oh well, I was on vacation). We didn't eat in any fast food places, and I did walk alot! Now that I'm home, I can get right back on track again. Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:57:33 EST GAMES (new thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x16495449 Take the second word of the other persons response and list it first in yours. Then you list your word that you associate. <BR> <BR> ache <BR> <BR> head <BR> Tue, 8 Jul 2008 02:51:04 EST On The Lighter Side - Humor For The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x16476646 The Wonders of God <BR> <BR> A boy was sitting on a park bench with one hand resting on an open Bible. He was loudly exclaiming his praise to God. "Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God is great!" he yelled without worrying whether anyone heard him or not. <BR> <BR> Along came a man who had recently completed some studies at a local university. Feeling himself very enlightened in the ways of truth and very eager to show this enlightenment, he asked the boy about the source of his joy. <BR> <BR> The ... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:17:21 EST DAILY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x16463158 Monday's Challenge... <BR> <BR> 1. Track your calories <BR> <BR> 2. Do 10 minutes of stretching...even if it's reaching for the stars. <BR> <BR> 3. Do 10 minutes of walking...even if it's while sitting at your computer or the dinner table. <BR> <BR> 4. Find someone who is not posting and encourage them to get back to the team. <BR> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 06:58:26 EST New SparkPage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x16461090 Here is my SparkPage; <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=M<BR>INDYHHH <BR> <BR> Mindy <em>268</em> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 02:24:30 EST Hello, It is nice to meet you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x16449028 My name is Carolyn, and I am new to the site, I think I will like it though, I just have to get into the habit of signing in everyday and recording my information. I am going to give it my best shot. I have got to lose this weight before I develope diabetes, everyone on my mother's side of the family all developed it in their 40's and 50's from being overweight. It is so hard to lose after 50, when I was younger I could just cut out sweets and cut down on my eating and it would go away, no... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 15:39:12 EST Thanks for the Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x16436406 Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for the encouraging words and welcome. It's been a tough day. I know that I tried to calculate all the calories I ate today and it came to 2500+. I made a few good choices though. I'm on the last leg of a two week vacation and I can't wait to get back home to start to organize and plan. <BR> I have read inspirational and devotional resources on the net concerning weight loss most of the day. I pray that I am diligent with a Godly mindset and focus on weigh... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 00:27:49 EST Re-start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x16419583 Good Morning! <BR> A bit about myself. I found and started SP in May and fell after a few weeks. I am about to start going through stages to find out if I am a candidate for bypass surgery. I have anywhere from 150lbs-200lbs to loose. I'm again this morning starting my SP plan. I am looking for strong support, suggestion and friendship. <BR> Thanks! <BR> Mindy <em>213</em> Sat, 5 Jul 2008 08:45:15 EST Red Team July Weigh in and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x16366759 Red Team starting weights for July <BR> <BR> Anna - ACLINE9527 - 224.5 <BR> <BR> Moon - MOON_LITSKIES - 285 <BR> <BR> Karen - COUNTRYMYSTERY- 265 <BR> <BR> Marcie - BULLFROGLOVER - 290 <BR> <BR> Debra - ***DEBRA*** - 188 <BR> <BR> Gini - GINILEE4 - 252.2 <BR> <BR> Sue - SUSIE531 - 253 <BR> <BR> Terasee - NOPALITA - 276 <BR> <BR> Alice - ALICE2 - 318.4 <BR> <BR> <BR> Karen - I didn't have a weight for you from 6/27, so I used your weight form 6/20 which is what your tracker is still... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 23:30:15 EST Purple Team July Weigh In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x16299844 Purple Team July Starting Weights <BR> <BR> Members of the Purple Team should copy and paste with their current weight and + or - pounds lost or gained. <BR> <BR> 1. Kathy -bkp4166-Leader - 276.2 <BR> <BR> 2. Vicky - wants2cruise - co-leader - 281 <BR> <BR> 3. Pam - humorpam - Need starting weight <BR> <BR> 4. Carol - KEDIKAT - 265 <BR> <BR> 5. Becky - BKYJOH - Need starting weight <BR> <BR> 6. Charlene - Sunberry - 256 <BR> <BR> 7. Yvonne - ymfisher97 - 278 <BR> <BR> 8. Kim - P... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:43:25 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x16287736 I'm new to SP. I am 52 and I weigh 307lbs. My goal is to get to a healthy weight. My job and children make my life very stressful. While most of you are enjoying your grand children, I am enjoying my children. I got married at 35, so I had my children late. My children are 16, 14, and 12. They keep me very busy! I am a middle school principal, which makes for a lonely life. When I was a teacher, I always had someone to commiserate with, but as a principal, I'm out there by myself. I ... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:39:35 EST Good Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x16284703 I've been carrying this around in my wallet for a few years now. Thought you might like it: <BR> <BR> "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 13:05:48 EST Weight meter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x16259809 Hello again. Where did you get the little weight measure that shows up on your posts? Do I have to make a spark page? Sun, 29 Jun 2008 17:31:30 EST New to this group!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x16186330 Hi all. I am joining your group. I hope you don't mind. I need a push. I am trying to lose 100lb in a year. I started in Feb. Right now I am down 44lbs, which is huge, but...I am wavering. So.. I thought if I joined a group I could get the push I need to continue. I hit 40lbs and I was thrilled, but the sad thing is not many people have even noticed! So now I am bumming... I hope you have a new challenge for July... I am ready!!! Thanks for letting me join. Nanc Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:53:28 EST High sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x16183473 It's me again. I just found out that I have high sugar, how do I change my menu to enter this? Thu, 26 Jun 2008 22:40:18 EST Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x16132563 I'm going on holidays soon for 2 weeks and probably won't have access to a computer. Can I keep track of what I eat and what exercise I do and enter it when I get back? Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:21:27 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x16048141 I just joined last Thursday. I was really happy to find out that there was a team that I could totally relate too. Between my husband and myself we have 8 grandchildren. I'm an education assistant at a school for special needs students. And I love it! I have a really good feeling about this program. <em>104</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:07:57 EST Fruits and Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x15951000 Hi, I'm new to sparkpeople and I just started today. What I need to know is, can I eat as many fruits and vegetables as I want everyday? Also what about coffee and tea? Thanks and I have a feeling that this program just might work. Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:52:19 EST New to this Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x15826059 Hello all -- I am new to this team, joining in today in search of friendship, good ideas, support and fun. I'm 50 years old, female and have more than 100 pounds to lose. I'm a director of marketing, live in the Midwest, have two adult children (one married and one engaged), married to my best friend for 28 years, and have a wonderful life. The only part of me that I am NOT happy with is my weight. I'm tired of being fat, tired of being out of control, and want my health to improve. Some... Sun, 15 Jun 2008 12:16:41 EST Doctor Who - Past, Present, or Huh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x15665119 I'm starting a new thread for anyone who wants to talk about Doctor Who (or Torchwood)! For fans, I hope this can be a fun place to chat about a fun show. For people who know Doctor Who fans, I hope you can use this thread for education and self defense! <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> INTRODUCTION: <BR> Doctor Who is a long-running British sci-fi series that started in 1963. In America, we saw it on PBS, starting in the 1970s (at least I did). It went on a looong "hiatus" in 1989 (except for... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 21:41:35 EST I AM NEW HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x15627604 HI MY NAME IS CHRISTINA.I AM NEW HERE .TRYING TO LOOSE WEIGTH.I AM 56 YEARS OLD. I HAVE ALOT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE. NEED YOUR HELP. <em>247</em> Sun, 8 Jun 2008 16:18:14 EST Blue Team June Weigh-In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x15599995 June Beginning Weights <BR> <BR> I used the weights from May 30th to create this list of your beginning June Weights <BR> <BR> Blue team: 5-30-08 <BR> <BR> Name - Beginning Weight <BR> <BR> 1. Darlene - cdarlene - 249.6 <BR> <BR> 2. Bev Anne - gringuita - 305 <BR> <BR> 3. Leanna- Leannal - 255 <BR> <BR> 4. Cindy-Healthydesire - Did not post on 5/30 <BR> <BR> 5. Vera-vwalker53 - 256 <BR> <BR> 6. Karen - karousell46 - 328 <BR> <BR> 7. Lynn - kaliswalker - Did not p... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 10:53:37 EST Purple Team June Weigh in and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x15564485 This is our Beginning June weight. It was our weigh in For Friday 5/30/08 <BR> <BR> 1. Kathy - bkp4166--Leader - 275.4 <BR> <BR> 2. Vicky - wants2cruise - co-leader - 295 <BR> <BR> 3. Pam - humorpam - 328 <BR> <BR> 4. Carol - KEDIKAT - 278.2 <BR> <BR> 5. Becky - BKYJOH - 263.4 <BR> <BR> 6. Charlene - Sunberry - 258.2 <BR> <BR> 7. Yvonne - ymfisher97 - (Did not post) <BR> <BR> 8. Kim - Phatcat11 - 232 <BR> <BR> 9. KAT2010 - 303 <BR> <BR> 10. Marilyn - NO_DISTRACTIONS - (Did n... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 22:47:50 EST How Can You Make a Difference Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x15417393 What can you do today, to help you move forward in your journey to better health? <BR> <BR> Lynn Sun, 1 Jun 2008 12:22:28 EST tracker... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x15156319 I still don't know how to get the points from the tracker... <BR> Fri, 23 May 2008 07:24:52 EST Something for Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x15011798 *There's A Man In Here <BR> What is a Miracle? Miracle is an extraordinary <BR> event showing evidence of a supernatural work of <BR> God. While He was on earth, He performed a lot of <BR> miracles, and He performs a lot of miracles today. <BR> <BR> There's a man in here who turns water to wine <BR> And He walks on the water and gives sight to the <BR> blind And He gives back life to the one's <BR> that's dead And He fed four thousand with <BR> seven loaves of bread. <BR> <BR> Ther... Sun, 18 May 2008 10:58:52 EST Does anyone use an elliptical machine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x14998456 I am buying an eliptical on Monday and I was wondering if there is anyone on here that uses the machine? And if so what benefits do you see? And how long have you been using it? I have been using the Walk the pounds away DVD and walking, but thought I would add something different. Besides, part of my daughters said they would like to use one too. Sat, 17 May 2008 15:23:30 EST Question of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1627x14320x14873071 I'm going to start a question of the day thread and will try to post a new question every day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday's question: <BR> <BR> What year did you start school, where, and what was your teacher's name? <BR> <BR> I started school in September 1947 in Mill City Grade School and my teacher was Mrs. Lyons. Tue, 13 May 2008 02:51:18 EST Prayer requests and needs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x14842520 This is a thread for Prayers and needs that may come up. Mon, 12 May 2008 02:49:54 EST I'm new...and I need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x14791648 I just set up my page, such as it is. I'm learning what to do as I go along, but I'll be most happy to receive suggestions on how to get the most from this venture into SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> I'm almost 63 years old. I retired from my job 3 years ago to become caregiver to my now 90-year-old mother. During this time she's suffered a stroke, developed dementia, has had several mild heart attacks, and also has Alzheimer's. You might guess that I have had no time to concentrate on anythin... Fri, 9 May 2008 14:18:21 EST Where are you from?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x14779993 I'm origanaly from Tonawanda, NY a suburb of Buffalo, Have lived in the Finger Lakes region NY for the Last 6 years. I am in a little horse & buggy valley town called Dundee, population about 3,000 I am half way between Rochester and Syracuse. <BR> Awesomely Beautiful area right on Seneca Lake, allot of summer tourism and vacationeers boaters. <BR> Mennonites, Amish, Farmers. <BR> Nancy <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Fri, 9 May 2008 08:08:29 EST LET'S DO MEASUREMENTS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x14776821 This challenge is for measurements and will help to determine weight loss by inches lost. <BR> <BR> Losing inches can be just as important as losing weight. While we are tracking our weight, you can post your measurements once/month. <BR> <BR> Starting inches during the week of May 9,2008. <BR> Just copy the format below and paste into your post then fill in your inches. <BR> <BR> May 9 Measurements <BR> <BR> Neck = <BR> Chest = <BR> Bust = <BR> Waist = <BR> Hips = <BR> L Thigh = <BR> R T... Fri, 9 May 2008 02:35:12 EST Personal Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x14776765 Post your water for the Challenge here and your points. The points are those you get from your Spark Points page when you track your food, water and fitness. Put your amount of water daily + add 5 points if you track it and 5 points if you track your food. The fitness will be more of an individual depending on the type and time. <BR> <BR> Cut and paste this chart for tracking your water and points. <BR> <BR> 5/1 <BR> 5/2 <BR> 5/3 <BR> 5/4 <BR> 5/5 <BR> 5/6 <BR> 5/7 <BR> 5/8 <BR> 5/9 ... Fri, 9 May 2008 02:23:02 EST something that we can contribute to for free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x14643238 This is site for a worthy cause...all it takes is a click...check it out. It's called the Greater Good Network....there are 6 things to click on. <BR> <BR> <link>www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToG<BR>ive/home.faces?siteId=2 </link> Sun, 4 May 2008 21:51:15 EST devotion for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x14629643 A Dieter's Devotion For You:) <BR> <BR> From the book Daily Word for Weight Loss by Colleen Zuck & Elaine Meyer <BR> <BR> Eating Right <BR> <BR> Eating in healthy, nourishing ways energizes me with youthful exuberance. <BR> <BR> There are many healthy, nutritious, and filling vegetables and fruits available to me, so I fortify my body by including selections from both these food groups in my diet. <BR> <BR> Although I may find it easy to eat the right food in the right amounts when I am ... Sun, 4 May 2008 11:29:42 EST Back to Square 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x14596620 Hello to all my spark friends, I know it seems i have disappeared off the face of the earth ,but this past few months have been very hectic both literally and emotionally. Our youngest grandbaby was born with some serious health issues and we have spent a lot of time in the hospital emergency at the children's hospital and in the hospital to support our daughter and her family. I have been hoping to get back on track unfortunately I confess my eating habits have been not too good with all the... Sat, 3 May 2008 00:07:32 EST HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x14559979 I AM SORRY, I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE THIS SYSTEM OUT FOR HOURS AND I CAN'T GET ANYWHERE. IT LOOKS LIKE ARE SO MANY GREAT RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO ME, BUT I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE THEM. Thu, 1 May 2008 20:54:33 EST Red Team Weigh In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x14557982 Each member of the Red team copy and paste to post your starting weight. <BR> <BR> Weight/Points/Inches <BR> <BR> May 01, 2008 <BR> <BR> Red Team <BR> <BR> 1. ANNA <BR> <BR> 2. Moon (moon_litskies)- 299 <BR> <BR> 3. ***Debra*** <BR> <BR> 4. Nancyjean6 <BR> <BR> 5. Laurie=Lady-bug08 <BR> <BR> 6. Wildrover <BR> <BR> 7. Marcie = BULLFROGLOVER <BR> <BR> 8. Terasee = me4ever - 269 <BR> <BR> 9. Bev-boxerwomanb <BR> <BR> 10.Karen-countrymystery Thu, 1 May 2008 19:38:34 EST RED Team??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x14550958 I am ready to post my weight! <BR> Terasee, me4ever ~~ 269 Thu, 1 May 2008 15:12:33 EST A Little About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x14530813 Here's a fun idea...Cut and paste <BR> <BR> This may be a fun way for us to get to know each other better....Hope you all answer the questions! <BR> <BR> 1) List 5 places that you have always wanted to visit? <BR> <BR> 2) List 5 things you have always wanted to learn or do? <BR> <BR> 3) List 5 interests or hobbies you have? <BR> <BR> 4) List your favorite 5 outdoor activities? <BR> <BR> 5) List your favorite 5 indoor activities? <BR> <BR> 6) After reaching your goal weight what 5 thing... Thu, 1 May 2008 00:33:32 EST FASTING BLOOD SUGARS...daily report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x14530359 This is the new thread for diabetics to post FBS daily. Thu, 1 May 2008 00:06:49 EST Question About Your Old Clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x14530083 We've all seen the pictures of people who have lost weight, and they are holding up a pair of their old pants. As you lose weight are you keeping a pair of old pants so you can take a picture like that sometime? Wed, 30 Apr 2008 23:52:38 EST Purple Team Weigh In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x14529815 Each member of the Purple Team please copy and paste this so we can post our weight each week. This week we just post our starting weight. Post starting weight on May 1st...Thursday. <BR> <BR> Purple Team: <BR> <BR> Weight/Points/Inches <BR> <BR> 1. Kathy - bkp4166--Leader <BR> <BR> 2. Vicky - wants2cruise - co-leader <BR> <BR> 3. Pam - humorpam <BR> <BR> 4. Debbie - debben2 <BR> <BR> 5. Janet - JANNIEWANNIE <BR> <BR> 6. Becky - BKYJOH <BR> <BR> 7. Charlene - Sunberry <BR> ... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 23:41:14 EST Information on Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x14526063 Rules, on May 1 we will post our weight from the last weigh in we did. That will be our starting weight. Every week we will weigh in on Friday. If you have a different weigh in day, just put the weight from your last weigh in on Friday. <BR> Each week we will see which team lost the most weight! Also, I would like to add inches lost to the weigh in because if you're like me I lost 17 pounds but 30 in. <BR> Team leaders will post a thread under the challenge section for their team to post as o... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 21:34:42 EST Purple Weigh-In and Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x14525791 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> Are We Ready? Wed, 30 Apr 2008 21:25:38 EST Hi - I'm new to this site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14320x14519575 I am still finding my way around - I actually singed up back in November but didn't do anything then refound it again just a couple of months ago and am still find new things on this site. <BR> <BR> When I signed up back in November - I weighed less! However, I have been trying to catch up to what it said I was - I refused to go back again. I have finally reached that spot - so now I can really start loosing. <BR> <BR> However, I am contemplating a gastric bypass - I have lost and gained ... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 17:19:28 EST Blue Team Weigh-In and post! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2340x14320x14510033 Every member of the Blue team should copy and post this message to have your totals every week. <BR> <BR> Blue team: 4-01-08 <BR> <BR> Weight Points Inches <BR> <BR> 1. Darlene - cdarlene <BR> <BR> 2. Bev Anne - gringuita <BR> <BR> 3. Leanna- Leannal <BR> <BR> 4. Cindy-Healthydesire <BR> <BR> 5. Vera-vwalker53 <BR> <BR> 6. Karen - ka... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:13:04 EST Devotion for April 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x14436246 A Dieter's Devotion For You:) <BR> <BR> From "Faithfully Fit," by Claire Cloninger & Laura Barr <BR> <BR> Order Begets Order <BR> <BR> In my own life, order begets order. If I bring one small corner of my world into order (a dresser drawer, for instance, or a jewelry box) some magnetic dynamic is created which seems to draw other parts of my existence into that same field of organization. <BR> <BR> Conversely, chaos begets chaos in my life. If I let some small thing slide (my corres... Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:57:45 EST Do YOu Have a Dog? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14320x14433812 My dog is Kali an American Water Spaniel. <BR> <BR> Lynn Mon, 28 Apr 2008 09:56:55 EST