SparkPeople Dealing with Chronic Pain Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14504 This is a place to come and be real about the pain, depression, loneliness, and frustration you feel day to day. Members will be able to encourage each other and share what has helped them at times. SparkPeople Dealing with Chronic Pain Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14504 Hi, new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x60037702 Hi, I'm new here. I have DDD (degenerative disc disease) which causes a lot of pain and I have other issues which cause tension and when I am tense and stressed, everything tightens up and can really magnifiy the pain. I thought I would join here and see what I could learn about natural pain management. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:16:28 EST Dealing with Chronic Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x59389645 Hi everyone, my name is Janie and I am new to Spark People. I am so excited to be able to find a forum that also deals with Chronic Pain. I have been in chronic pain for years. I have had a hip replacement, I have arthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis of my hip, chronic back pain, and I will need back surgery for the stenosis in my back which give me a lot of pain in my left leg, and also makes it difficult to stand or walk, and exercise. This year, things have gotten worse, and of course, I ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 16:59:53 EST New to the team and need a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x59310949 Hi my name is Janie and I am new to Spark People. I have lived with chronic pain for many years. I have arthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis and spinal stenosis. I can't remember when I used to wake up and have no pain. I am also living in a new state (due to husbands work) with no friends or family. I heard so much about your group that I finally got the guts to join. This year has not been good and I have gained 20-25 pounds. Because I can't exercise my metabolism has shut down completely. I k... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:45 EST Unscheduled Stop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x59227298 It's difficult to live "normally" when sudden flare-ups happen. I plan my days, and then sometimes have to cancel everything because my pain flares up. <BR> <BR> How do you cope with the "unscheduled stops"? Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:01:16 EST Looking for Positive Vibes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x59178241 Have had chronic pain (degenerative disc disease, fibromyalia, arthritis) for nearly 30 years. Still keep putting one foot in front of the other. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for positive ideas and suggestions that'll enhance my life, encourage me to loose the 100+ extra pounds I'm carrying, and support me while I regain my physical strength, stamina and flexibility. <BR> <BR> I've wasted to much time practicing the problems. Now I want to find, embrace and practice the solutions! <BR> <BR> W... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:04:44 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x59128582 I have just been diagnosed with dystonia and suffer with chronic pain daily. I also suffer from osteoarthritis and had neck fusion in January of this year. It has taken almost 2 years to get this diagnosis. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2012 and lost 124 pounds. But now that I have trouble with walking, talking, and general use of my extremities, I have not been able to exercise and the weight is coming back. I am looking forward to working with you all. I am only 41 years old and I... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:20:25 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x59112036 Hello. I've been struggling with my weight for a long, long time. After having three back surgeries (two fusions), surgery for a torn rotator cuff, torn tendon in my foot, torn meniscus in one knee, and knee replacement in the other leg I'm pretty much at the end of my tether. <BR> <BR> To say that I'm depressed is an understatement. Since my knee surgery my weight has been going up again. (Heavy sigh!) My husband thinks he is helping me by bringing me comfort food (junk food) and I eat i... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:04:05 EST Methotrexate update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x58214791 Well the first 3 weeks were horrible, nausea, major lack of appetite, some vomiting, diarrhea *embarrassing* . But this week I was only really nauseous the day after I took the pills (I take them (4 2.5mg pills) all ate once on Wednesday evening). And while I still have a lack of appetite I'm noy experiencing any of the other side effects. <BR> <BR> AND MY LUPUS INFLAMMATION AND JOINT PAIN HAS DECREASED A TON!!! <BR> <BR> They have me 90 days worth of meds with a refill of 90 days. I'm also... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 10:18:38 EST TENS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x58097267 I'm having a bad week. Yesterday was terrible and today is on the edge of terrible. <BR> <BR> Does anyone use a brand of TENS at home that they like a lot? I have a call in for a recommendation to a PT but am researching as well. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 14:43:25 EST Morning Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x58083853 I have a hard time getting up in the mornings because I hurt. As a result, I am later arriving at work than I would like. I'm salary, so I don't have to clock in but if I get to work late, I stay late to make up for it. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of setting my alarm clock a little earlier and taking my meds then. That way it can start taking affect before I get up. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any other suggestions? I've recently had an increase in my meds, so I want to give it a little time ... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:22:53 EST Possibly getting medical botox http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x57834768 Has anyone here had it and have the results been encouraging? <BR> <BR> If it can give me a week without migraines I'll take it. Right now I can't go more than a day and I'm about ti snap. Plus I'm PMSing so they're always horrible now. Doesn't help that my boyfriend is being completely unsupportive and selfish. Treating me like I'm a bother. Sorry for the rant. I just need help and will take any advice I can get. Also I'd like to know about anyone's experiences with medical botox for migra... Sun, 11 May 2014 10:03:33 EST What is your pain number? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x57773955 I wanted to share this with everyone. I wrote this tonight because it is what is on my mind. <BR> <BR> <link>journalofacrazywomen.wordpress.com/2<BR>014/05/05/what-is-my-pain-number/ </link> Tue, 6 May 2014 02:06:11 EST New medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x57716304 Had an apt with the orthopedist today, follow up after having the SI joint injection two weeks ago. The injection helped a lot for my back pain, but my hip still hurts a lot. He suspects this is nerve pain associated with the SI issues I have. So he gave me a prescription for Neurontin. <BR> <BR> I am researching this medication on-line. Since I work for a hospital we have all sorts of references I am checking too. My pharmacist will double check any potential interactions. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 1 May 2014 11:23:44 EST Feeling guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x57258161 My son has been really clingy lately. I think its because I've been working more hours. And my pain has flared again, so I'm moving slow and I can't pick him up. It seems lately every time we go out, he asks me to pick him up. And I feel guilty that I have to say no. <BR> <BR> he asks why, and I tell him because my back is hurting. Then the rubs my back and kisses it to make it all better. And then asks me to pick him up again. And I have to say no again. <BR> <BR> We have time tha... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:43:10 EST painACTION website information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x56999202 I hope the information found on the link to this site might be of help to some of us. <BR> <BR> <link>campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/ren<BR>der?ca=d6dea886-a5b9-4246-875d-602d21e<BR>a0416&c=bf6302a0-3511-11e3-a878-d4ae52<BR>8440e0&ch=c0c578d0-3511-11e3-a8c8-d4ae528440e0 </link> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:43:12 EST I'm a newbee to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x56678662 I joined at the end if last year but things were so hectic here that I did not have time to devote to the program. Well, now is the time. I would like to introduce myself, my name is Sandy, age 70+ but do not think of myself as old. I love animals, and have 4 dogs and a parrot. It seems like I have always been on a diet of one sort or another. I managed to get myself up to 278# and have been successful in getting my weight down to 210# but I feel that I can't get it beyond that point. I'm los... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 00:11:56 EST New here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x56422998 Hello everyone. My name is Corrina. I've been on SparkPeople for some years now. Unfortunately, I'm still battling my weight loss goals. Why, you may ask? Because I suffer from several auto-immune diseases, and the chronic pain is what is keeping my from being active. I want to be more active but my body seems to me fighting me on this. <BR> <BR> I really need some support and help. To be specific, I suffer from Lupus, fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Not to mention the non-chronic pai... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 03:53:05 EST How do keep from eating the whole house? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x56337715 Bad day today.... <BR> I want to eat CONSTANTLY! <BR> Better days I can control it and really bad days I am out cold. These bad days are blowing my weight loss plans. <BR> Up, down, up, down. Stop the ride I want to get off! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:58:14 EST Chronic migraines are killing me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x56261502 5 or 6 migraines last week. and today I took an nap and woke up with a whopper. My lupus and fibromyalgia is asking up despite the anti inflammatory my Rhuem gave me. I see him on Thursday but I'm in trouble because the last thing he told me was a "to lose weight". Easier said then done over the holidays plus I had a breast infection that lain me up for over a month where I couldn't move. I'm still on antibiotic for that. Plus my boyfriend thinks I'm cheating on him (which I'm nor) and has ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:14:44 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x56198825 Hello I just found this team while searching on SparkPeople. I am new to the message boards and having a learning curve experience! I will try to learn how this all works so I can be an active member of this group. I sure hope I am posting in the right place. <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I am a 51-year-old female, wife of 33 years, mom of two married adults and grandma to one adorable, precious adopted four-year-old. I worked in occupational therapy with mainly geriatric patients over the last ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:06:53 EST Motivation for Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x56043389 Hi from Texas... <BR> Chronic pain in feet, ankles, knees and thighs... keep me from living the life I want to live at this stage of the game. I'm 65 years old and a retired teacher living in an adult community where activities abound. I need someone to encourage me toward the realization that I CAN make a difference through healthy eating and exercise. <BR> Ann Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:46:59 EST Documentary on Saturday, Pain MATTERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x55964310 For those who missed the first airing of PAIN MATTERS on the 7th, the last scheduled showing is Saturday, December 14. 2013. On the Discovery Channel at 8 am. So far I see no signs of it online but am hoping after the last scheduled showing, it will be online. If anyone watched it last week, was it good, was it worth watching? I am taping it since 8 in the morning is too early for me. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:54:59 EST Pain Matters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x55792179 Title of documentary on the Discovery Channel Dec 7&14 at 8am. I plan to tape it and watch when awake. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 02:53:13 EST New to this site but it seems like it will help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x55462423 Hello! Currently I live at home due to chronic migraines, I get about 20-25 a month. I had a stroke that was discovered during an MRI for the migraines. I had no symptoms before, during or after but because of that I can't be on any of the typical migraine medications. So I'm on one that helps but not fully and I'm on 300 Topamax am and pm. Then I found out I had fibromyalgia but the typical meds made my migraines worse and conflicted with my psychiatric medications. And now, a month ago afte... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:28:20 EST Working / Asking for change of hours.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x55367272 I am contemplating asking to drop my hours at work. I currently work 7:00 - 3:30 Mon - Fri each day. I'm thinking of maybe cutting back by 4-8 hrs each week by changing the hours but not removing a day completely. So I would still be here Mon - Fri. I have only called in sick 3 times this year. I normally push through the pain. But it's starting to take a huge toll on me and I don't know if I can do it anymore. <BR> <BR> I'm concerned that if I ask for this, due to medical reasons, it co... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:29:53 EST FDA issues ruling on opiods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x54959202 I read in the NY Times that the FDA handed down it's ruling on the petition by the Physicians for Responsible Opiod Prescribing (PROP) this past Tuesday. The petition wanted the FDA to change the labeling on opiod prescriptions and more importantly to limit the length of time that a non-terminal patient could take opiods to no more than 90 days. <BR> The FDA agreed that extended release or long acting opiates like MS Contin or OxyContin should be changed from prescribing for "moderate to sev... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:49:53 EST Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x54826540 Hi Everyone: <BR> My name is Jane. I have been living with chronic back pain since 1983, due to a MVA where I had a severe head concussion/coma, fractured skull, fractured cheekbone, and fractured pelvis with nerve damage. The pelvis healed crooked and causes my spine to be out of alignment. I was left with chronic neuropathic pain. In 2000 I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Since then I've had recurrent rotator cuff injuries. <BR> I have tried several pain meds over the years, and h... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 13:10:47 EST Medical cannibis for pain--helpful or harmful? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x54783377 My state just ratified a law approving the use of marijuana for medical purposes. According to the guidelines, I have two separate conditions that qualify me for assistance (glaucoma and chronic pain what is not easiy managed). <BR> <BR> I have never used marijuana. Does it help chronic pain? Wed, 4 Sep 2013 20:04:50 EST Hi All, Glad to have found a group like this one.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x54717944 Hi Everyone! I'm Carrie. I have IH (Intracranial hypertention), Kidney Disease, Severe Migraines (all diff types of them), rosacea, back pain, etc. <BR> <BR> My biggest issue is the IH. This disease is one in which every single day brings different pain for me with the exception of a severe headache. I have had a headache for over 6 yrs now. I can not remember the last time I had a headache free day, it's been months. Every person's spinal fluid (CSF) regulates itself at a certain pr... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:28:02 EST an enigma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x54570423 I feel your pain; my path has been a similar one. My pain came so much earlier in life now that I look back in my childhood. The earliest episode as a baby they say, then a bad episode in 5th grade a talent show the excitement I guess brought on a server leg cramps in my shins, off and on the next few years we thought growing pains, at times rashes appeared thought to be allergies, first rash I remember, I had been at outdoor circus and ate raw peanuts so doctor thought she’s allergic or heat... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:25:42 EST Hi, i'm Ebony http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x54551179 Hello, my name is Ebony. I deal with chronic pain in my legs, wrists, I have reoccurent carpel tunnel syndrome, swollen legs and hands, back in my back. i really have got to get this weight off me before it kills me. i am 28 years old. i was a power lifter in high school and a cheerleader but then when my mental health worsened and i had 2 go on meds i exploded to 315 pounds. i have a lot of work ahead of me. <em>249</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:16:39 EST new to the forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x54551121 <em>249</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:11:05 EST FDA Considers Rules Limiting Use of Opiods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x54365847 A group called Physicians for Responsible Opiod Prescribing (PROP) has petitioned the FDA to limit the circumstances under which doctors can prescribe opiods. PROP wants to limit the use of opiods to cancer patients except in specific cases. <BR> There are 3 things PROP hopes to accomplish if the FDA approves their petition: <BR> 1. Change the labeling to read "for severe pain" rather than "moderate to severe pain" <BR> 2. Limit the days that a NCP (non-cancer patient) can take opiods to 90 ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 09:06:10 EST Any1 has ur pain mgmt dr ever taken a saliva test? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x54359688 <em>303</em> I went to my usual monthly visit on Tuesday, and I knew I had some test scheduled as well. I repeated 2 tests I had done with other doctors before so I dont have ?'s about those. The thing that really kind of freaked me out is I was asked to give 2ml or spit in a tube. The only thing I know spit is used for tests is for HIV tests and for DNA. I asked the nurse who collected the sample and he told me it was to see how my metabolism is breaking down my meds. I a... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 21:14:22 EST Hi, I'm Melanie in Denver, CO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x54339160 Hi there! I decided to join this team because I want to find a way to succeed in spite of my chronic pain! <BR> <BR> I have a total knee replacement in one knee, chronic foot pain and intermittent knee, leg and lower back pain. I can't bend easily, can not kneel and can barely walk when I get done working. <BR> <BR> My pain frequently keeps me up or wakes me up at night. It is very difficult for me to exercise after work, because I hurt so much. (I work as a cashier, standing on my feet... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:20:02 EST After looking at some of the posts I felt at home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x54318671 Hi all!!! <BR> I am a MWF,early 40's w/ no kids but a cat who acts like a child and who is my husband & my "baby".... <BR> I have had back/neck issues since 1999. It started out when I was physically assaulted by a guy I was dating. But at the time I didnt realize more had happened than just some bruising and being sore because I was currently on methadone for another reason and had only been on it for about a week so I wasn't feeling much. 2 1/2 weeks later I lost the feeling in both my h... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:54:52 EST Team Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x54308306 Hi y'all I signed up for the meditation goal. The exercising and walking were too much for me. Somedays I can walk 3-5 minutes but I pay for it dearly. I did walking at the tractor supply store and pharmacy both places what I needed was in the back far corner. I am now hurting so much that a bit ago I had to cry. My partner comforted me and made me laugh. That helped and the pain meds I take (Aleve, tramodol, gabepentin) must finally be kicking in. My next rheumy appt is in September a... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 02:45:42 EST New to this group but not to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x53879792 Hi, I am Kimberly and I will be 48 on Friday. I have been dealing with chronic pain since I was 13. It turns out I had premature DDD. Now I guess I just have DDD since half the world at my age seem to have back issues. I had five back surgeries between 14-26. I managed to keep my pain in control with 2-5 Darvocet N-100 ( no longer on the market) between surgeries until it would get worse and require surgery again. I never tried to get a job because I was declared an incapacitated child and th... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:18:16 EST Re: Lyrica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x53700773 Hi Everyone! Has anyone out there been on Lyrica and have weaned themselves off it, with the permission of there Dr.? Did you have any side effects when you were reducing your dosage? <BR> <BR> I was on 75mg BID for a few years. I have slowly weaned myself down to 75mg every other day. Now I'm starting to take 75mg. every 3rd day. For the past couple of weeks, I've been having increased pain, lower energy, more headaches. I don't know whether it is caused from coming off the med or th... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:56:40 EST New Here But Not New to Chronic Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x53393076 Hey! <BR> <BR> Hope all is well with everyone here. I'm new to this sparkteam but I am not new to chronic pain. I'm also not new to sparkpeople. Except I was using sparkpeople as a tool to be "skinny" but when I stumbled across this article here: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1829 </link> <BR> <BR> It all clicked and getting healthy is more about weight loss but also about about reducing my pain and living a better life. So I've been exploring some of th... Sat, 18 May 2013 22:25:41 EST Question About Asprin Products http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x53390239 Hi, Everyone <em>213</em> I have been dealing with horrible sciatic nerve pain on top of my lower back and hip pain for two days now. I deal with some pain everyday but it flares up at times and these last couple of days have been one of those times. Anyway, I remembered that when I was a teenager I over-extended the muscles in my left shoulder into my neck by pushing and pulling an over-packed dress rack at a department store - yes, one of those stupid fashion accidents <em>246</em> ... Sat, 18 May 2013 17:26:18 EST Pool Exercise Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x53234518 I am fortunate enough to have year-round access to heated pools. Last year I spent a lot of time in the pool, walking and using aqua weights. I've gone a few times in the past couple of months but I don't seem to be getting as much benefit as last year. Maybe it's because I stopped going and have to give it more time. However, I read a lot of threads on this team that talk about water exercise and was wondering if anyone could tell me some specific exercises that help their general all-over ... Sun, 5 May 2013 22:28:45 EST mattress topper? What works for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x52482469 I have Fibro and a chronic bad back along with a host of other ailments. My spring mattress is about 7-8 years old and is getting hard to sleep on and I am waking up hurting more than when I went to bed. <BR> <BR> I read that a memory foam mattress topper may be the way to go so my husband and I researched the heck out of it and decided to go with one. We got a 4 inch, 4 pound density memory foam. We had it on our bed for the last two nights. I was pleasantly surprised that the odor was not... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:55:33 EST SI Joint Belt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x51980145 I'm going to physical therapy for SI joint pain. I've decided to purchase an SI joint belt to wear when I am working out. Does anyone use a SI joint belt? If yes, how do you put it on? Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:03:33 EST 199.6!!!! I've MADE my January mini-goal!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x51954419 <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>9</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> TOTAL 23# LOSS! With 6# loss for January!! THANK YOU, JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> It's been a VERY difficult road to travel...but, I stayed with it, and didn't give up! I am DETERMINED to meet (or BEAT) my goal of 52# for 2013! <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <BR> <em>185</em> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 07:49:36 EST 200.8...just 1# more to mini-goal!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x51907293 <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>9</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> What a difference a day makes!!! Each day I'm getting closer to my overall goal of 52# loss in 2013! BUT, each month for weigh-in at my Doc, I'm setting mini-goals along the way, and with each one I meet, is a hurdle I have crossed! I have LESS than #1 to meet my goal for my February 6 weigh-in! I am so excited about being so close, and have ALL HOPE to MEET my 199# mini-goal by next Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Today...a t... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:13:37 EST New to this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x51881753 My name is Betty~aka Betty2 (I have LOTS of friends named Betty). I am almost 62 y/o (March), I am Diabetic with Osteoarthritis in my back, hips, knees, wrists...well, in just about every bone & joint in my body, and though I AM *self-mobile, I still have mobility issues that MUST be taken into consideration on this journey! <BR> <BR> I have been with SparkPeople since December 02, 2012...however, my *official* journey began on January 03, 2013 when I weighed in with my Doc for the journey!... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:14:30 EST Dealing with pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x51609418 I've had a week of just feeling miserable and using food to deal with pain. Would love help! <BR> <BR> Joanne Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:00:59 EST Does anyone work at home? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x51567820 I have got to find a job that I can do from home so I can take care of my two kids. I threw my husband out of the house yesterday because he stole my pain medicine AGAIN - for the zillionith time. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:12:02 EST RSD/CRPS and me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x51486568 Hello! I hope I'm doing this right. It's meant to be my introduction to the group. If not, I apologize! My name is Leigh. I am a 34 year old mother of 2. I have a debilitating neurologic condition known as CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome or RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)). It is pretty much full body at this point. I am in constant pain, and always tired. If i exercise I get pain flare ups and possible spreading (depending on my workout), so I generally stick to light stretching and ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 13:43:57 EST Bewildering condition. .Desperate to lose weight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x51445873 Hello...In January of 09', I began to experience rapid weight gain for no apparent reason. In less than a year,I gained nearly 100 lbs. For two years,the doctors attributed this weight gain to my age (45 at the time). Knowing my body,I knew something was amiss. Soon I began to experience severe pitting edema in my ankles and feet. It would last for months at a time regardless of what I did and then would eventually subside for a week or two before returning. Before long,I had strange lesions ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 04:48:25 EST Back Injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x51398218 I've been down and out for 6 weeks now with bulging disc in lower back. Looking for people with similar issue and hopefully some success stories that this gets better and can get back to exercising again. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:56:05 EST QUICK healthy meals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x51381076 Hi everyone! I'm new and I need help. Yesterday I thought I saved a list of cookbooks someone had recommended to another member, but I can't find it today. If you know the names please let me know. Cooking is a huge challenge for me b/c of my severe chronic pain due to degenerative discs and arthritis in my back. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:50:57 EST New to group and ALWAYS in pain too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x51370631 I'm a 43 yr. old disabled mom. I've had chronic, severe back pain since my surgery 18 yrs. ago. I've tried everything- physical therapy, steroid injections, back brace, TENS unit and medications. The medications are the only thing that provides a little relief, but they don't even help much. They do allow me to be a little mobile most of the time though. I'm just so tired of being a prisoner in my own body. I want to enjoy life more instead of just enduring it most of the time. I weigh 346? a... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 13:30:48 EST Physical Therapy Experiences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x50618304 I'm curious if everyone has good results with PT or if there was ever a time where giving it up seemed to be the best choice for pain management? <BR> <BR> I'm currently in PT for a foot injury after I fell down the stairs. When I fell, I was actually just finishing up PT for a foot sprain on the same side. At the 3 month mark with that injury there was a definite progression and I was only in pain when I had really pushed my limits. This time round I almost think that PT is making it wor... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:33:45 EST Each Day a Sunny and Fun Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x50445723 Yesterday morning, feeling totally exhausted I had sense enough to go to bed. Tears then started to flow -- I was mindlessly having a pity party for one. It is a no-brainer that when I choose to have depressing thoughts I then get depressed. It is amazing how easily I forget this. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Luckily I remembered the power of my thoughts and worked on having <em>67</em> thoughts. <BR> Accept what is (Serenity Prayer). No use crying over spilt milk. I then did a 10 min... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:50:50 EST My pain today 1 thru 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x50389090 Morning 03 once pain med kicks in <BR> afternoon 08 <BR> [i can not take afternoon pain meds and get anything done] <BR> Bedtime pill kicks in 03 <BR> <em>234</em> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 19:22:07 EST Hi from another newbie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x50283930 <em>213</em> <BR> Hello everyone, <BR> I joined SP last week, but this is my first real team post. I'm having a real sad day, but trying to do my best to shake it and keep on moving forward the best I can. I was reading some of your posts here and see so many folks who have much worse things to cope with than I do, so I need to remember that when I'm feeling sad and overwhelmed as I am today. <BR> <BR> I went on disability in late 2003 for major depression, anxiety, bulimia. I was also an... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 15:22:53 EST Do you talk about your pain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x50255715 Do you talk about your pain or do you hide it from those around you? Do you vent on places like facebook or do you find you don't want to burden those around you with your problems? <BR> <BR> I don't like to talk about my pain. I rarely tell my DH when I am having problems unless it is so bad that I think he needs to know that I took the heavy duty meds that day incase something happens. I joined a Meetup about Chronic pain but so far haven't wanted to make the trek for the meetings becau... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 13:05:13 EST The day as I see it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x50133825 Today is not going to good I am trying to change my outlook of it but am finding it hard to do. I always start the day with getting up at about 5 in the morning to get my husband's lunch pail ready for work then I make him his breakfast. With always going back to bed when I get him off to work at 5:45 or so he has to be at work by 6. I need to do this because I don't sleep well at night and need the extra sleep. There are the days that I end up getting up by anywhere from 2:30 to 4 in the mor... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:12:45 EST Day to Day dealing with pain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x50118748 I am 59 and deal with chronic pain every day. I also have other issues like diabetes. I need support that will help me understand how to do the things I need to do to lose weight and get control of the diabetes. My doctor has me taking morphine for the pain I am suppose to take this twice a day but have cut myself back to once a day. I fight depression which has not been bad since I joined a gym. I was doing light weight workouts with biking, but due to a flare up of the back pain I have b... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:03:07 EST Diet qoute of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x50113327 Accept the risk and then reap the rewards Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:14:51 EST Diet qoute of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x50113311 Accept the risk and then reap the rewards Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:13:52 EST Introduce yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x50012288 I have been living with chronic pain now for 20 years. I have lupus (which is in remission Yeah) scoliosis, and degenerative spine. Enough of the whine. I am looking to find the positive in each day. I pray I can be an encourager and not a downer to this group. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:28:27 EST So Ready to Make Changes - But Have So Much Pain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x49945906 Hello everyone. <BR> I've been a team member - but haven't posted in a long while. <BR> Too discouraged, I guess. <BR> <BR> I've had chronic pain, from a number of sources, for many years, now. I have a rare form of RA/Lupus -- which leaves my body inflamed, swollen, in pain and stiff - for much of the time. I also suffer from a bad neuralgia on my scalp - which began 16 years ago with chemo - and never left. At the worst, I was taking almost 4000mg of Neurontin a day!!! I gained weight... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:59:55 EST Sheila where are you? R U OK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x49498565 does anyone know how Sheila MCDIDDLYD is doing? <BR> <BR> sending thoughts and prayers her way. <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:58:42 EST Nerve burn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x49367698 I have osteo arthritis and degenerative disc and joints, <BR> I've had sciatica for several months and getting epidural and facet joint injections for it. They help the pain about a week to 6 weeks. since it does not relieve the pain long term ( and they have shot me up with enough cortisone for 10 ppl. ) The Dr. has decided to freeze, then burn the sciatic nerve , interrupting the pain signal to the brain. The freezing they do in the office then if it works a week or two later the burni... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 14:06:44 EST ready to get my life back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x49360219 Hi everyone. My name is Rose and I hope to start getting to know the team members. I know that I could use the support and ideas, and I hope I can give some support and ideas to you as well. <BR> <BR> I deal with chronic pain, lack of sleep, depression, anxiety, and I'm also trying to recover from hip surgery I recently had. Right know I am REALLY limited in what I can do in regards to activity and exercise, but hopefully that will get better soon. I really feel that all these conditi... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 01:17:50 EST How many log in points did you get http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x48989415 5/7 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 07:56:58 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x48964717 Hi everyone, I'm Nikki and I suffer from chronic headaches. Actually it's been one headache that has not gone away for four years. I've been through all kinds of tests and nothing shows up. I try my hardest to get up and live my life everyday but there are a lot of days where I can't get out of bed because the pain is so bad. So I'm hoping I can find some support here to help me get through my days. <em>39</em> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:17:57 EST Low-Fat Eggplant Parmesan recipe – 154 calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x47701352 Ingredients: <BR> 1 lb eggplant, peeled and sliced <BR> 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 8 ounces tomato sauce <BR> 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning <BR> 2 garlic cloves, minced <BR> 1/2 teaspoon vegetable bouillon granule <BR> 1/2 teaspoon oregano <BR> 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated <BR> 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded <BR> olive oil flavored cooking spray <BR> Preparation: <BR> 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. <BR> 2. Peel and slice the eggplant into 1/2-... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 09:25:35 EST Hope Over Pain ~Virtual Balloon Release RSD/CRPS~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x47641408 Sunday April 29, 2012 at 1 pm We will release real Orange latex ballons over the world for RSD/CRPS. <BR> <BR> If you can't release a real orange ballon in your place you can release these virtual ballon for letting others know the CRPS condition. Please help me, I Have CRPS. <BR> <BR> Here is our virtual balloon release for anyone unable to do a physical release...please make sure to pass it on and keep going. Our hope is to raise awareness for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/ Refl... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 11:06:25 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x47628230 <em>249</em> Today is day 1 of being back here in Spark City. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:20:26 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x47612051 I am Joanna and I am 31 Years old. I have high cholesteral, acid reflux, ibs etc. I used to be an active dancer but have chronic low back pain due to SIJD arthritis and Pars Defect I have gained wright from lack of mivement and eating out too much. I just had a RF on my right side and am in PT. I would like to lose 20 pds and strengthen my core. I only work part time because of back. I have decided enough is enough. I can either sit here and be unhappy or at least get up and try to mak... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:16:26 EST my diet an my pain.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x47314576 I deal with alot of pain daily. Its usially a struggel minute by minute hour by hour. But i find if i dnt let stress bother me an ieat correctly. The it helps. I dont push my vegan eating on any one but seance i switched to eating veg. Its help me. Granted because i havebad days i bing on vegan junk foods. At thoughs times i know im not only not a good vegan but more important to my self. I have a couple links i wont to share. Again. Im not pushing my eating choice on any one if you dont wont... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:13:30 EST Can't Find Cause Of Chronic Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x47096826 What do you do when doctors have not been able to figure out the cause of chronic pain? I'm so tired of living in pain & no one seems to know what's causing it. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:48:47 EST Pain today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x46963768 Feeling a little down. Fighting the pain! Trying not to use painkillers. Rest hopefully will bring relief! Wed, 7 Mar 2012 23:01:19 EST morning everyone I'm new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x46895873 I know most of us would rather not hear about others pain! For some of us it's a part of life. I am encouraged to read your comments! Maybe I can help . Respectfully me! <em>213</em> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 10:22:31 EST Hi ! New here to this forum... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x46467425 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Not doing real well. Have been suffering from various back/herniated disc/sciatica/degenerative disc issues for over 4 years. Have tried everything possible. My conservative surgeon (whom I respect) who I see annually, states a 50/50 percent chance surgery would/could help and recommends against it. Have seen various pain specialists over the years as well as physical therapist. Have been on various opiates as well as OTC medications and non-narcotics. Some does are be... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:54:29 EST Appointment with neck/spine pain center http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x46271299 Well, my referral came through, so I get to go to a neck and spine clinic for my chronic migraines and neck pain. I go on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Yay! Hopefully they have answers that neurologists don't. I don't want more pills, I want a solution! Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:51:15 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x45798853 Hello - I'm 48, and live in the UK... Not entirely new to spark - <BR> <BR> So - my pain? I have MS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditus, Spondylosis of the neck & spine, chronic spinal issues from being a nurse, there is also some arthritic pain, neuralgia etc... <BR> <BR> My aim is to get into better shape for my son's wedding in August, to this end I have started at the gym as well as doing work out on the Wii! <BR> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:12:16 EST HAPPY HOLDIDAYS TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x45642652 I just wanted to take moment to wish everyone a Merry and Blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year. May this Christmas bring you many blessing and my your New Year be better than 2011 Sun, 25 Dec 2011 08:48:54 EST QUOTE OF THE WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x45558282 The power of one - one thought, one action, one solution <BR> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 08:49:32 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x45464968 Dare to soar - how successful you are is determined by <BR> your attitude <BR> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 08:28:39 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x45400553 Have the courage to act on your dreams - leave behind you <BR> the internal forces that hold you back. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 14:49:07 EST Running with back pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x45088739 I used to be a very active runner until I developed chronic back pain. I haven't been able to really run as I would like since without suffering pain. Any suggestions? Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:46:12 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x44962717 Hey! I just wanted to introduce myself. I have disk degeneration in my lower back that can cause me excruciating pain and seriously limit my daily activities. This affects my weight two fold: it hurts to workout and I'm prone to emotional eating as a result. It will be wonderful to talk to people in the same place as I am. Mon, 7 Nov 2011 11:22:09 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x44933841 I'm new to this site and still figuring things out.My name is Casandra. I am eager to meet and chat with new people who are dealing with the same issues I am dealing with and maybe learn some new things as well. Sat, 5 Nov 2011 14:15:47 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x44863648 hey <BR> i am a 52 years i have rheamatoid arthritis,fibro,degenerative disc disease in my neck and lower back,not to mention other health issues... <BR> just getting up in the mourning and getting things moveing is a struggle,i dont sleep much just from the pain..i do not do medication well except tylentol due to some type of stomach disorder i am working on at the moment... <BR> i was very active my whole life, i was an equine vet tech,rode horses daily (still trying) this is all so frustra... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 09:10:58 EST ATTENTION; TEAM MEMBERS IN SNOW AREA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x44823984 Hi all. <BR> From snowy, rainy, sleet driven New York City. <BR> The weather is so foul, so cold and wet, that my body seems to be contracting into itself. <BR> And my pain has amped up a dozen notches. The heat is on in my apartment -- but I'm cold to the bone. I still have a Lucy (dog) walk before I climb into bed and there's at least 2 inches of wet slush on the ground. <BR> <BR> How do you all deal with weather related pain? My hands hurt so much, that I'm having trouble typing. M... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:10:14 EST HERE IS MY FAMOUS CHEESY TURKEY MEATBALLS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x44314933 450 CALORIES <BR> NEEDED <BR> ½ POUND LEAN GROUND TURKEY <BR> 1 TABLESPOON DICED ONION <BR> 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC <BR> 1 EGG BEATENED <BR> ½ TEASPOON WHOLE WHEAT BREAD CRUMBS <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS NON-FAT MILK <BR> 1 TEASPOON SEA SALT <BR> ½ TEASPOON PEPPER <BR> MOZZERELLA CHEESE IN ½ INCH CUBES <BR> 2 MINCED GARLIC CLOVES <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 CUPS CHOPPED ZUCCHINI COOKED FOR 5 MINUTES <BR> 1/3 CUP COOKED WHOLE-WHEAT ORZO <BR> ½ CUP TOMATOE SAUCE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIX THE GROU... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:12:30 EST Hi Everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x44263785 Hi ~ <BR> <BR> I am new to the team. I was born with muliple disabilities which the older I get the more pain I have. I am so pleased to see there is support here on this site! I hope to be able to help others along with getting support myself. At least we all understand one another which is great because so many days I feel so alone. Sun, 25 Sep 2011 12:08:48 EST A GREAT LUNCH SALMON WITH ASIAN SLAW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x44261903 400 CALORIES <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 4 OUNCE SALMON FILLET <BR> ASAIN MARINADE SUCH AS SOY VAY <BR> 1 TABLESPOON SESAME OIL <BR> ½ CUP RICE WINE VINAGER <BR> 2 TEAPOONS SUGAR <BR> 1 TEASPPON SALT <BR> 3 CUPS CHOPPED CABBAGE <BR> 1 TEASPOON TOASTED SESAME SEEDS <BR> 1 TABLESPOON TOASTED ALMONDS <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MARINATE THE SALMON IN THE ASIAN MARINADE FOR 15 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM MARNINADE. BAKE 20 TO 25 MINUTES AT 350 DEGREES <BR> MIX TOGETHER THE SESAME SEED OIL RICE WIN... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:02:07 EST Can't seem to kick this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x44215229 Hello all, my name is Jenn and I have been dealing with Fibro for years and last November I came down with a headache and it has not gone away yet. I am also Bipolar and have been in a deep depression for a long time now. I know that part of my depression is partly becausse of my weight gain and partly because of stress. I have no energy, drive or strength to to even get off the couch. Last year I had lost a lot of weight but after Nov. I started gaining the weight back. I was with SP la... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:12:28 EST HERE IS MY THAI TUNA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x44196818 NEEDED <BR> ½ TABLESPOON SOY SAUCE <BR> ½ TEASPOON CUMIN <BR> ½ TEASPOON BROWN SUGAR <BR> ½ TEASPOON ASIAN DARK SESAME OIL <BR> PINCH OF CAYENNE PEPPER <BR> 6 OUNCE TUNA STEAK <BR> WAX PAPER <BR> 1 SCALLION SLICED <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. MIX THE SOY SAUCE, CUMIN, BROWN SUGAR, SESAME OIL AND PINCH OF CAYENNE PEPPER IN A GLASS PIE PLATE. <BR> 2. ADD TUNA STEAK AND TURN TO COAT. LET STAND 5 MINUTES. <BR> 3. COVER PIE PLATE WITH WAX PAPER AND MICROWAVE ON HIGH FOR 1 ½ MINUTES. SPRI... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 08:56:38 EST What do you do when you can't? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x44175804 What do you do for exercise when even the most NIA, even water aerobics, causes you pain that lasts for days? Tue, 20 Sep 2011 01:36:14 EST THE SALAD I LOVE HOT SPINACH SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x44142956 NEEDED <BR> 1 CHOPPED SHALLOT <BR> 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS VINAGER <BR> 2 CUPS BABY SPINACH <BR> 1 HARD BOILED EGG CHOPPED <BR> 1 STRIP TURKERY BACON COOKED CRISP AND CRUMBLED <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. COOK CHPPED SHALLOT WITH THE OIL IN A SKILLET OVER MEDUIM HEAT FOR 2 MINUTES. <BR> 2. ADD VINEGAR COOK FOR 1 MINUTE. <BR> 3. TOSS SHALLOT MIXTURE IN LARGE BOWL WITH BABY SPINACH, AND EGG. TOP WITH BACON. <BR> SEVERS ONE WITH 450 CALORIES <BR> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 09:12:56 EST WORKOUT GET A TIGHT AND TONED WAIST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x44129197 SIDE PLANK RAISE <BR> TO 2 TO 3 SETS OF 12-15 REPITIONS <BR> 1. TARTGET MUSCLES INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL OBLIQUES <BR> SET UP—LIE ON YOUR SIDE WITH YOUR FEET STACKED. PROP YOUR UPPER BODY ON THE ARM CLOSEST TO THE GROUND, POSTIONING YOUR FOREARM PERPENDICULAR TO YOUR BODY AND YOUR UPPER ARM DIRECTLY BELOW YOUR SHOULDER. PLACE YOUR OTHER HAND LIGHLY ON YOUR WAIST. <BR> 2. ACTION---EXHALE AS YOU CONTRACT YOUR ABDOMINALS TO RIASE YOUR CORE AWAY FROM THE GROUND, FORMING A STRIAGHT LINE FROM THE TOP... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 09:08:32 EST Long term effects of Opiate painkillers -Important http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x44080994 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Only since I was put on opiate pain patches last March, has life become worth living again - even if just a little. My chronic, acute, all over body pain from multiple causes, pushed me to the brink of ----- I don't know what. <BR> <BR> A new, young, aggressive pain management doctor rode in in a white coat....and saved me. <em>198</em> . Literally! He is a well regarded MD, specialiazing in pain mgmt...and has, as he says, "a bag of tricks"....that he doesn't he... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:28:01 EST HERE IS MY ZUCCHINI AND MOZZAREALLA FLATBREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x44077831 Makes 1 serving with 400 calories <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> NON STICK COOKING SPRAY <BR> ½ CUP SCLICED ZUCCHINI <BR> 1 WHOLE WHEAT FLAT BREAD <BR> 1 OUNCE SHREDDED MOZZERALLA CHEESE <BR> ½ CUP DICED TOMATO <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS PESTO <BR> RED PEPPER FLAKES <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIST A PAN WITH NON STICK COOKING SPRAY; SAUTE’ THE ZUCCHINI 3 TO 4 MINUTYES. <BR> TOAST THE FLATBREAD. TOP WITH THE MOZZARELLA, ZUCCHINI, TOMATO, AND PESTO. SEASON TO TASTE WITH PEPPER FLAKES. BROIL ON LOW UNTIL CHEESE IS ... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:02:31 EST A GREAT STAIRMASTER WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x44006080 THREE WAYS TO HIT THE STAIRS <BR> AT HOME—WALK IN PLACE WHILE YOU ARE WATCHING YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW. DURING THE COMERCIAL BREAKS WALK UP AND DOWN AT A SET OF STAIRS IF HAVE THEM, YOU CAN USE THE STAIRS ON YOUR PORCH OR IF YOU LIVE IN A APARTMENT BUILDING USE THE STAIRS THERE. <BR> AT THE GYM—HOP FROM THE STAIR CLIMBER TO THE TREADMILL IN 5 MINUTE INTERVALS ON EACH, WORKING UP TO A TOTAL OF 25 MINUTES. TIP—IF YOU ONLY HAVE 15 MINUTES TO WORK OUT, HIT THE STAIR CLIMBER. IT’S THE CARDIO MACHINE... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 08:55:14 EST HERE IS MY SPINACH AND GRAPEFRUIT SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43956110 MAKES 4 1 ¼ CUPS SERVING <BR> CALORES 250 <BR> 1. BRING JIUCE OF ONE LARGE LEMON, 2 TABLESPONN DIJON MUSTARD, 2 TABLESPOONS HONEY, 1 MINCED SHALLOT, AND 1/8 TEASPOON DRIED TARRAGON TO BOIL IN A SKILLET. REDUCE AND SIMMER FOR 1 MINUTE. <BR> 2. TOSS SHALLOT MIXTURE IN A LARGE BOWL WITH 6 CUPS BABY SPINACH, 1 LARGE PEELED AND SECTIONED GRAPEFRUIT, AND ¼ CUP TOASTED SLICED ALMONDS, <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:00:13 EST MY FAMUOS MELON FRAPPE’ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43895534 PUREE 1 CUP CUBED CANTALOUPE AND 1 TEASPOON CRYSTALLIZED GINGER IN A BLENDER. ADD 2/3 CUP FAT-FREE MILK, ¼ C PLAIN FAT-FREE YOGURT, 2 ICE CUBES, AND ½ TABLESPOON HONEY AND PUREE MAKES 2 CUPS ONE SERVING IS ONE CUP <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 09:30:58 EST SHAPE UP LIKE A CELEB A GREAT WORKOUT PLAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x43880694 YOUR WORKOUT PLAN <BR> 1.DO FOUR TIMES AWEEK, EVERY OTHER DAY FOR 4 WEEKS <BR> 2.DO THE WORKOUT FOR 20 MINUTES <BR> 3. DO EACH EXERCISE IN 2 SETS WITH 12 REPS PER SETS <BR> 4.ADD 30 MINUTES OR CARDIO YOUR CHOICE 3 TO 4 TIMES A WEEK <BR> YOUR EXERCISES <BR> 1.CURTSY LUNGE---STAND WITH FEET HIP-WIDTH, HANDS ON HIPS.TAKE A BIG STEP DIAGONALLY BACK WITH LEFT FOOT, CROSSING IT SLIGHLY BEHIND RIGHT. BEND KNEES REACH LEFT HAND TOWARD FLOOR ON THE OUT SIDE OF RIGHT FOOT. RETURN TO STARTTING POSTION D... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 08:37:14 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER MODERN TUNA PASTA CASSEROLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43827063 NEEDED <BR> 4 OUNCES DRIED WHOLE WHEAT ROTINU (ABOUT 1 ½ CUPS) <BR> 1 16 OUNCE BAG FROZEN MIXED VEGABLES SUCH AS A CARROT BROCCOLI AND CALIFLOWER BLEND, THAWED <BR> 2 5.5 OUNCE CANS LOW-SODUIM CHUNK LIGHT TUNA, PACK INTO WATER, FLAKED <BR> 1 10.75 OUNCE LOW-FAT CONDENSED CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP (LOWEST SODUIM AVAILABLE) <BR> ½ CUP CHOPPED BOTTLES ROASTED RED BELL PEPPERS, RINSED BEFORE CHOPPING <BR> ½ CUP FAT-FREE HALF AND HALF <BR> 1 TEASPOON ALL-PURPOSE SEASONING BLEND <BR> ¾ CUP LIGHTLY CRUS... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:45:03 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER STUFFED CHICKEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43772344 MAKES ONE SERVING CONTAINING 500 CALORIES <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 4 OUNCE CHICKEN BREAST <BR> 1 OUNCE GOAT CHEESE <BR> 1 TEASPOON PESTO <BR> 1 SLICED SUN DRIED TOMATO PACKED IN OIL <BR> 1 ARTICHOKE HEART THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TEASPPONS OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 CUPS GARDEN SALAD <BR> 1/3 CUP CHICK PEAS RINSED AND WELL DRAINED <BR> 2 TABLESPPOONS BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE <BR> BAKING SHEET <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. BUTTERFLY THE CHICKEN BREAST <BR> 2. STUFF IT WITH THE GOAT CHEESE, PESTO, SUN DRIED TOMA... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:49:19 EST WORKOUT ROCK AND ROLL MASSGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x43757308 FOAM ROLLER THEY ARE SOLD IN THE SUMMER AT DOLLAR STORES. THE ARE USED IN A POOL. <BR> HOW TO DO <BR> ALWAYS—USE THE ROLLER WHEN YOUR MUSCLES ARE WARM,SUACH AS AFTER A WORKOUT. <BR> POSITION---THE ROLLER UNDER THE SOFT TISSUE ARE WANT TO RELEASE OR LOSSEN. <BR> GENTLY—ROLL YOUR BODY PART BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE ROLLER WHILE TARGETING THE AFFECTED MUSCLE;M ALWAYS AVOID ROLLING DIRECTLY OVER BONES OR JOINT. <BR> CONTROL—THE PRESSURE BY APPLYING MORE OR LESS BODY WEIGHT ON THE FOAM ROLLER, USE... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:17:26 EST HERE IS MY 300 CALORIE ROASTED APRICOTS OVER GREEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43704216 PREAHEAT OVEN TO 450. HALVE 2 TO 3 RIPE APRICOTS; PLACE IN A GLASS BAKING DISH COVER WITH FOIL AND ROAST 20 MINUTES. (APRICOTS CAN BE ROASTED THE NIGHT BEFORE) MIX 1 CUP NONFAT GREEK YORGURT WITH 2 TABLESPOONS SILVERED ALMONDS AND A DRIZZLE OF HONEY. TOP WITH APRICOTS <BR> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:18:25 EST HERE IS MY EASY SICILLIAN CITRUS SALSA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43649813 MAKES 4 CUPS <BR> CALORIES 50 <BR> NEED <BR> 3 ORANGES PEELED AND DICED <BR> 1 ½ CUP FINELY CHOPPES FENNEL <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS CHOPPED GREEN OLIVES <BR> 1 TABLESPOON EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL <BR> ¼ TEASPOON SALT <BR> ¼ TEASPOON PEPPER <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> IN A BOWL MIX ALL INGRIENIENTS TOGTHER. <BR> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:28:47 EST THREE ROWS, ZERO MACHINES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x43634587 ONE ARE DUMBBELLL ROW – DO 2 SETS OF 12 IN EACH ARM MAY DO IT SITTING DOWN <BR> SEATED RESITANCE BAND ROW—USE A RESINTANT BAND AND ON EACH ARM FOR 2 MINUTES ACT LIKE YOU ARE ROWING A BOAT. <BR> BENT OVER BARBELL ROW.—TAKE A FREE WIEGHT SET AND TAKE ALL THE WEIGHTS OF. TAKE THE BARBELL AND ROW WITH BOTH ARMS FOR 2 MINUTES ACTING LIKE YOU ARE ROWING A BOAT BUT NEVER TAKE THE BARBELL OVER YOU HEAD. THIS EXERCISE IS DONE CLOSE TO THE BODY AND THE BARBELL ROWS OVER YOUR ARMS. <BR> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 08:24:41 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER CLASSIC SWEET AND SOUR PORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43530239 PREP 20 MINUTES <BR> STIR FRY 10 MINUTES <BR> SERVES 4 <BR> CALORIES 290 PER SERVING <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1/3 CUP LOW-SUGAR APRICOT PRESERVES <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS KETCHUP <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS APPLE-CIDER VINEGAR <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS WATER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON CORNSTARCH <BR> 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> ¾ POUND BONELESS CENTER CUT PORK LOIN CUT INTO THIN STRIPS <BR> 2 CLOVES GARLIC MINCED <BR> NON STICK COOKING SPRAY <BR> 2 BELL PEPPERS SLICED <BR> 2 CUPS FRESH BROCCOLI FLORETS <BR> 1 CUP FRESH SNOW PEAS T... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 09:11:24 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x43525217 My name is Pat, from Frederick, Maryland. I started out with Lyme Disease in 2009, and have had Fibromylagia and Chronic Fatigue since then. I have had to quit my job because of the pain in muscles, joints. I have gained about 100 lbs in past 2 years. My picture shows me a happy and health person 3 years ago. I need to loose so much. It just seems so daunting to me. I need motivation, but of course, I am depressed, and so it goes. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. Pat <e... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 21:57:11 EST HERE IS A SUMMER THREE WEEK TRAINING PLAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x43515204 WEEK ONE <BR> MONDAY—REST, SWIM OR BIKE FOR 15 MINUTES <BR> <BR> TUESDAY—RUN OR WALK YOUR FASTEST FOR 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- SWIM 30 MINUTES OR WALK FOR 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- BIKE AND RUN OR WALK YOUR FASTEST FOR 50 MINUTES <BR> <BR> <BR> FRIDAY—REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY—SWIM 15 MINUTES, RUN OR WALK YOUR FASTEST FOR 50 MINUTES <BR> <BR> SUNDAY--- BIKE 60 MINUTES <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 08:34:22 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER PEANUT BUTTER OAT BITES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43464334 PREP TIME 20 MINUTES <BR> BAKE 25 MINUTES <BR> MAKES 24 BROWNEIS <BR> CALORIES PER SERVING 120 <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 6 OUNCES SEMISWEET OR DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS (70 PERCENT CACAO) <BR> 1/3 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER <BR> 2 LARGE EGGS <BR> ½ CUP SUGAR <BR> ½ CUP ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR <BR> ½ TEASPOON BAKING POWDER <BR> PINCH OF SALT <BR> 1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT <BR> 1 CUP CHOPPED WALNUTS <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> <BR> 1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 F. SPRAY AN 8 INCH SQUARE PAN WITH COOKING SPRAY. <BR> 2. M... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:31:33 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER PEANUT BUTTER OAT BITES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43410942 PREP 30 MINUTES, SERVES 24 <BR> CALORIES 125 FAT 7 GRAMS FIBER 2 GRAMS <BR> NEEDED <BR> 2 TABLESPOON UNSALTED BUTTER <BR> 2/3 CUP CREAMY NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER <BR> ¼ CUP CINFECTIONERS SUGAR <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS HONEY <BR> 1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT <BR> 1 ½ CUPS RICE KRISPIES CEREAL <BR> 1 CUP QUICK OATS <BR> ¼ CUP RAISINS <BR> ¼ CUP MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS <BR> ¼ CUP FINELY CHOPPED LIGHTLY SALTED DRY-ROASTES PEANUTS <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. MELT BUTTER IN A MEDUIM SAUCEPAN OVER MEDUIM HEAT. REMOV... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 09:00:41 EST HERE IS A GREAT WORKOUT VIDEO FOR ALL DO TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x43395936 THIS IS NOT EASY.I GAVE IT A TRY IN A CLASS <BR> http://youtu.be/JGDdZ2yDR-k Sat, 6 Aug 2011 08:30:06 EST Hey Everyone! Im Cecile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x43393245 I've been on Sparks People for a few days since 7/27/2011 and I still feel overwhelmed with all the site has to offer! I was introduced to 'chronic pain' after an automobile accident in 2003. <BR> <BR> This accident really caused my weight to balloon. It did not matter what I ate I could not exercise it off. Fast forward 7 years. I have since the accident only been able to walk for very short periods due to pain from a foot and ankle that has worn away from metal that was used to reconst... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 00:07:49 EST Flare-ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43373691 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just wondering......most of us have inflammatory joint and nerve issues. How do you deal with flare-ups ....... when everything in your body goes to 8-9 on the pain scale and hangs on for many hours or days? Some of it is weather related, but sometimes it hits without warning, <BR> <BR> I just went through a 3-day flare-up where even my fingernails and eyelids hurt!!!! Hands, feet, knees, back -- all exploded at the same time. Didn't make for a happy camper. Oth... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 20:56:05 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER GINGER SHRIMP STIR FRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43161138 <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC <BR> 1 TEASPOON GINGER <BR> 2 TEASPOONS SESAME OIL <BR> ¼ POUND SHRIMP SHELLED CLEANED AND DEVEINED <BR> ¼ CUP SLICED MUSHROOMS <BR> ½ CUP PEELED AND CHOPPED CARROTS <BR> ¼ CUP RED PEPPER SLICED <BR> ½ CUP BOK CHOY CHOPPED <BR> ¼ CUP HOISIN SAUCE <BR> ¾ CUP COOKED BROWN RICE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> SAUTE THE MINCED GRALIC AND GINGER IN THE SESAME SEED OIL. ADD THE SHRIMP AND SAUTE’ 1 MINUTE PER SIDE AND REMOVE FROM PAN. ADD THE MUSHROOMS, CHOPPED CARRO... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 09:23:54 EST HERE IS ANOTHER GREAT AB WORKIOUT LINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x43145536 http://youtu.be/0BjWLaGqEAg Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:33:05 EST MY MADE OVER SMOKEY BARBECUE BEANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43090692 <BR> PREP TIME 15 MINUTES, SLOW COOK 2 HOURS SERVES 12 <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 2 15 OUNCE CANS LOW SODUIM PINTO BEANS RINSED AND DRAINED <BR> 1 15 OUNCE CANS LOW SODUIM BLACK BEANS RINSED AND DRAINED <BR> 2 LARGE YELLOW ONION CHOPPED <BR> ½ CUP KETCHUP <BR> ¼ CUP BROWN SUGAR <BR> ¼ CUP WATER <BR> 3 SLICES CRISP COOKED SMOKED TURKEY BACON CRUMBLED <BR> 1 TABLESPOON PAPRIKA <BR> ½ TEASPOON SEA SALT <BR> PINH OF CAYENNE <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> COMBINE PINTO BEANS, BLACK BEANS, ONION... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:28:29 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER WARM JICAMA-ORANGE SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x43032441 MAKES 4 1 CUP SERVIN <BR> CALORIES 300 <BR> 1. COOK 1 SMALL THINLY SLICED RED ONION, ½ CUP ORANGE JUICE, 1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL, 1 TABLESPOON RICE-WINE VINGER, AND 1/8 TAESPOON PEPPER IN A SKILLET FOR 3 MINUTES. <BR> 2. TOSS ONION MUXTURE IN LARGE BOWL WITH 1 MEDUIM PEELED JICAMA THAT IS CUT IN STRIPS, AND 2 CUPS ORANGE SECTIONS. <BR> 3. TOP WITH ½ SMALL DICED AVOVADO AND 1 TABLESPOON COPPED CILANTRO Sun, 17 Jul 2011 09:27:40 EST HERE IS A GREAT AB VIDEO WORKOUT TO TRY LINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x43016028 http://youtu.be/O9Q0t-ZiMy0 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 08:32:13 EST It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle; oh no,not again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42984168 Hi; <BR> When you've been trying to lose weight for a long, long time....and are following a healthy food program === everyone says "It's not a Diet -- It's a Lifestyle!" <BR> <BR> Well, after a while, those words, instead of motivating, become just words. And when you slip...these words offer little comfort. That's what was happening to me = UNTIL....... <BR> <BR> ........this morning. I've fallen back into my habit of night eating lately....it's been a compulsion for years, which I ... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:15:40 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x42951373 I deal with a nerve that was damaged during surgery. There is a patch of skin to the left of my belly button that always hurts, but not very bad. After the years I hardly notice it anymore. What is impossible for me to ignore is the sharp, crippling pain that comes infrequently, but most often right before storms, when exposed to sudden temperature changes (especially cold), stretching the wrong way, or just working my abs too long. <BR> <BR> This has made it very hard for me to get motivat... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:36:27 EST HERE IS MY SMOKED TURKEY SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42903118 NEEDED <BR> ¼ CUP SILVERED ALMONDS <BR> 1 10 OUNCE BOX PLAIN COUSCOUS <BR> ¾ POUND SMOKED TURKEY DICED <BR> 1 ½ CUPS CHERRY TOMATOES HALVED OR QUARTERED <BR> ½ CUP PITTED KALAMATA OLIVES, SLICED <BR> ½ CUP BOTTLED OR HOMEMADE GREEK SALAD DRESSING <BR> ¼ CUP CHOPPED ITALIAN FLAT-LEAF PARSLEY <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. IN A MEDIUM SKILLET, TOAST ALMONDS OVER MEDIUM HEAT, STIRRING FREQUENTLY, UNTIL LIGHLY BROWNED, 4 TO 5 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM HEAT <BR> 2. IN A MEDUIM SUACEPAN, COOK COUSCOUS A... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:19:39 EST GET LEANER WITH EVEY LAP PART 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x42886124 BACK STYLE STROKE <BR> <BR> 1. BAN NECK BEND--IN BACK STORKE, YOU ROTATE FROM SIDE TO SIDE AS YOU STROKE. TO BREATH EVERY THREE STROKES AND MAINTAIN SPEED, KEEP YOUR HEAD AND BODY IN LINE AS YOU WORK YOUR HIPS AND CORE TO BREATHE TAKE A BREATH THRIOGH YOUR MOUTH EVERY THREE BAK STORKES. WHEN YOUR NOT BREATTHING, HOLD YOUR HEAD FACING UP <BR> 2. ARC YOUR ARMS-- WITHEACH STROKE, YOUR ARM SHOULD ENTER THE WATER SLIGHTLY CURVED, . YOU REACH OUT, BUT DON’T EXTEND A STRIGHT ARM, THAT PREVENTS FROM... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 08:30:10 EST Did you take your Vitamins/Meds today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42873761 <em>250</em> Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:55:35 EST HERE IS MY CURRIED LENTIL SOUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42828587 SAUTE’ 2 CUP EACH DICED CELERY, CARROTS, AND ONION IN 4 TEASPPONS OLIVE OIL FOR 5 MINUTES. ADD 4 TEASPOONS CURRY POWDER AND A PINCH OF CUMIN. COOK 4 MINUTES. ADD 1 CUP DRIED RED LENTILS, 4 CUPS LOW-SODUIM VEGTABLE BROTH ABD 2 CUPS CANNED CRUSHED TOMATOES WITH JUICE. SIMMER 15 MINUTES, PARTIALLY COVERED, UNTIL LENTILS ARE SOFT. SEASON WITH SALT AND BLACK PEPPER. SOUPS MAKES 4 SERVINGS. SERVE WITH 1 WHOLE-GRAIN ROLL AND SMALL GREEN SALAD DRIZZLED WITH 1 TABLESPOON VINAIGRETTE. <BR> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 08:44:28 EST HERE IS MY PEACH SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42777025 HEAT A GRILL. SPRAY 1 HALVED PEACH WITH COOKING SPRAY. GRILL 2-3 MINUTES PER SIDE. COOL AND SLICE. TOSS WITH 1 ½ CUP BABY ARUGULA, ¼ CUP LOW-FAT GOAT CHEESE. 1 TABLESPOON SLICED ALMONDS, ½ TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL AND 1 TEASPOON VINEGAR Sun, 3 Jul 2011 09:48:57 EST HERE IS A GREAT WORK TO TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x42760364 ALWAYS REMEMBER TO GET A DR APPORVAL BEFORE STARTING ANY EXCERICE PROGRAM <BR> THREE ROWS NO MACHINE <BR> 1. ONE-ARE DUMBBELL ROW DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 24 REPS <BR> 2. SEATED RESTINTANT BAND ROW ( SIT ON FLOOR WITH A RESTITANT BAND AND ACT LIKE YOU ARE ROWING A ROW BOAT) DO FOR 2 MINUTES <BR> 3. BENT-OVER BARBELL ROW DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES DO 24 REPS. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jul 2011 08:31:19 EST HERE IS A GREAT WORK TO TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x42760330 ALWAYS REMEMBER TO GET A DR APPORVAL BEFORE STARTING ANY EXCERICE PROGRAM <BR> THREE ROWS NO MACHINE <BR> 1. ONE-ARE DUMBBELL ROW DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 24 REPS <BR> 2. SEATED RESTINTANT BAND ROW ( SIT ON FLOOR WITH A RESTITANT BAND AND ACT LIKE YOU ARE ROWING A ROW BOAT) DO FOR 2 MINUTES <BR> 3. BENT-OVER BARBELL ROW DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES DO 24 REPS. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jul 2011 08:28:32 EST HERE IS MY SOUTHWEST CHICKEN AND ORZO SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42705142 NEEDED <BR> ½ CUP COOKED WHOLE WHEAT ORZO <BR> 3 OUNCES GRILLED CHICKEN DICED <BR> ½ CUP HALVED CHERRY TOMATOES <BR> ¼ CUP CUVUMBER DICED <BR> ¼ CUP RED BELL PEPPER DICED <BR> 2 RADISHES THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS BLACK BEANS DRAINED AND RINSED <BR> 2 TABLESPOON CORN DRAINED <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TEASPOONS RED WINE VINEGAR <BR> JUICE OF ONE LIME <BR> PINCH OF CUMIN <BR> PINCH OF CHILI POWDER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED FRESH CILANTRO (OPTIONAL) <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> THE SALD ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:42:18 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER CHEESY EGG WRAP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42645225 SPARY SMALL NON-STICK SKILLET WITH NON STICK COOKIING SPRAY, SET OVER MEDIUM HEAT. ADD ¼ CUP EGG SUBSTITUE AND 1 TABLESPPON HERB GOAT CHEESE. COOK EGGS UNTIL SCRAMBLED, 3 MINUTES. SPOON INTO 1 SIX INCH FAT-FREEE TORTILLA SPRINKLE WITH 2 TABLESPOON PIMEINTO. ROLL MAKES ONE WRAP <BR> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:30:23 EST HERE IS A GREAT WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x42628836 15 MINUTE FITNESS FLASH <BR> THIS 15 MINUTE WORKOUT WILL KICK YOUR BUTT <BR> 1. DUMBBELL SQUATS DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 15 REPS <BR> 2. JUMPING JACKS 30 SECONDS <BR> 3. PUSH-UPS 12 TO 15 REPS NOT ON KNEES <BR> 4. SKATERS SQUATS DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 30 SECONDS <BR> 5. DUMBLELL LUNGES DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 15 REPS EACH LEG <BR> 6. JOGGING IN PLACE AS FAST AS YOU CAN FOR 30 SECONDS <BR> 7. BICEP CURLS DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 12 TO 15 REPS. <BR> 8. FRONT KICKS, KICK ... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 08:32:41 EST HERE IS MY CHUNKY GREEK SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42571796 <BR> NEEDED <BR> ½ CUPS CUCUMBER <BR> ½ CUP CHOPPED TOMATOS <BR> ½ CUP RED AND GREEN PEPPERS <BR> ½ CUP CHICKPEAS RINSED AND DRAINED WELL. <BR> 5 KALAMATRA OLIVES PITED AND SLICED <BR> ¼ RED ONION THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS RED WINE VINAGER <BR> ½ TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS CRUMBLED REDUCED FAT FETA CHEESE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIX TOGETHER THE CUCUMBER, CHOPPED TOMATO, AND THE RED AND GREEN PEPPERS.. ADD THE CHICKPEAS, OLIVES, RED ONION. TOSS WITH THE RED WINE VINEGAR AND... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:52:10 EST HERE IS MY WHOLE-GRAIN BANANA MUFFINS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42512008 <BR> PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGRESS. MIX TOGETHER ½ CUP WHOLE WHEAT FLOURS, 1 CUP OATS, ¼ TEASPOON SALT, 1 ½ TEASPOONS CINNAMON, ½ TEASPOON BAKING SODA, AND 1 ½ BANANAS MASHED. MIX TOGETHER ½ CUP PLAIN NON-FAT YOGURT, 1 EGG, ¼ CUP HONEY, 2 TABLESPOONS CONOLA OIL AND 1 TEASPOON VANILLA; ADD TO BANANA MIXTURE AND STIR UNTIL ALL INGREDIENTS ARE COMBINED. PLACE IN 6 GREASED MUFFIN TINS AND BAKE 12 MINUTES. SERVE WITH A GLASS OF SKIM MILK. <BR> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 09:16:39 EST GET LEANER WITH EVEY LAP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x42497314 SWIMMING WORKOUTS <BR> THIS HOW I SMAM MY WAY SLIM <BR> FREE STYLE STROKE <BR> <BR> 1. BAN NECK BEND--N FREESTYLE, YOU ROTATE FROM SIDE TO SIDE AS YOU STROKE. TO BREATH EVERY THREE STROKES AND MAINTAIN SPEED, KEEP YOUR HEAD AND BODY IN LINE AS ROLL INSTEAD OF TURNING YOUR NECK. WHEN YOUR NOT BREATTHING, HOLD YOUR HEAD FACING DOWN. IF YOU ARE JUST BEGINNING AND HAVE A HARD TIME BREATHING FOR THE LENGTH OF A POOL USE A SNORKLE TO BREATH AND KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THA WATER ALL THE TIME AND YOUR BOD... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 09:33:54 EST HERE IS MY SOUTHWEST CHICKEN AND ORZO SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42378813 SOUTHWEST CHICKEN AND ORZO SALAD33333333 <BR> NEEDED <BR> ½ CUP COOKED WHOLE WHEAT ORZO <BR> 3 OUNCES GRILLED CHICKEN DICED <BR> ½ CUP HALVED CHERRY TOMATOES <BR> ¼ CUP CUVUMBER DICED <BR> ¼ CUP RED BELL PEPPER DICED <BR> 2 RADISHES THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS BLACK BEANS DRAINED AND RINSED <BR> 2 TABLESPOON CORN DRAINED <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TEASPOONS RED WINE VINEGAR <BR> JUICE OF ONE LIME <BR> PINCH OF CUMIN <BR> PINCH OF CHILI POWDER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED FRESH CILAN... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 09:53:44 EST HERE IS YOU LAST WEEK OF WALKING WORK OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x42363325 MONDAY-- REST <BR> <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- SLOW WALK FOR 40 TO 50 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- 30 SECOND SURGES (WARM UP FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES AT A SLOW WALK PACE AND THEN DO 30 SECONDS OF BRISK WALKING THEN AND RECOVER AT A SLOW WALK FOR 30 SECONDS) REPEAT 8 TO 10 TIMES COOL DOWN AT SLOW PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A BRISK PACE 15 TO 25 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-- WALK AT BRISK PACE FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> SUNDAY--... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 09:03:02 EST HERE IS MY QUICK BANANA-CHIP YOGURT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42306942 MASH ½ BANANA IN SMALL BOWL WITH FORK, STIR IN ¼ CUP PLAIN FAT-FREE YOGURT UNTIL BLENDED. TOP WITH 2 TABLESPOONS BRAN FLAKES CEREAL AND ½ TABLESPOON SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS. MAKES 2/3 CUP <BR> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 09:13:16 EST HERE IS MY CUCUMBER AND DILL CHICKEN SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42245295 NEEDED <BR> ½ CUP SHREDDED COOKED SKINLESS BONELES CHICKEN BREAST <BR> ½ CUP BABY GREENS <BR> ¼ CUP SHREDED CARROTS <BR> ¼ CUP GREENS BEANS CUT INTO BITE SIZE PIECES <BR> ¼ CUP CUCUMBER CHOPPED <BR> ½ CUP COOKED QUINOA <BR> 1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> ¾ TEASPOON CHOPPED DILL <BR> 1 TABLESPOON WHITE WINE VINAGER <BR> SUGAR <BR> SALT <BR> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:41:35 EST HERE IS WEEK NINE IF YOUR WALKING WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x42228085 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY--EASY WALK FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- 4 MINUTE SURGES (WARM UP FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES AT A SLOW WALK PACE AND THEN DO 4 MINUTES OF BRISK WALKING THEN AND RECOVER AT A SLOW WALK FOR 2 MINUTES) REPEAT FOR 30N MINUTES THEN COOL DOWN AT SLOW PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A HAS HARD AS YOU CAN FOR 20 TO 30 MINURES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-- FAST FINISH ( GO TO A STEADY MODERATE PACE FOR MOST OF YOUR WALK, THEN PICK UP THE SPEED AT THE ... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 09:03:24 EST MY SHRIMP, BELL PEPPER, AND CHERVIL OMELETTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42162709 PREP 15 MINUTES <BR> COOK 10 MINUTES <BR> SERVES 4 ¼ OF OMELETTE <BR> CALORIES 199 <BR> TOTAL FAT 3 GRAMS <BR> NEEDED <BR> 2 16 OUNCE CARTONS FET-FREE EGG SUBSITITE <BR> ¼ CUP FRECH CHERVIL LEAVES <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS FRECH CHERVIL LEAVES <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS SNIPPED FRESH CHIVES <BR> ½ TEASPOON SALT <BR> ¼ TEASPOON PEPPER <BR> NON STICK COOKING SPRAY <BR> 1 RED BELL PEPPER, DICED <BR> 1 SHALLOT FINELY CHOPPED <BR> ½ POUND SMALL COOKED SHRIMP <BR> 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1.WH... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 07:58:36 EST HERE IS MY NUT AND HONEY CRUNCH MIX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x42103749 MAKES 10 ½ CUP SERVINGS <BR> PREP 5 MINUTES <BR> COOK 15 MINUTES <BR> CALORIES 150 <BR> TOTAL FAT 2 GRAMS <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1 EGG WHITE <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS HONEY\2 TEASPOONS LIGHT STICK BUTTER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE <BR> 1 CUP UNSALTED DRY ROAST PEANUTS <BR> 1 ½ CUPS ROATED ALMONDS <BR> 1 ½ CUPS PRETZEL MINI TWIST <BR> 2 CUPS MUTLI-GRAIN CRISPY CEREAL SQUARES (MULTI-BRAN CHEX BRAND) <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. PREHAT OVEN TO 300. SPRAY A LARGE SHALLOW BAKING SHEET WITH NON-STICK S... Sun, 29 May 2011 09:12:17 EST Glad to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x42096105 Thank you for such a warm welcome! I just found out about SparkPeople yesterday and I think I'm getting the hang of where everything is on the site. I look forward to getting to know everyone! Sat, 28 May 2011 19:21:22 EST HERE IS WEEK EIGHT OF WALKING WORK OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x42087564 MONDAY-- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- BRISK WALK FOR 40 TO 50 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- 4 MINUTE SURGES (WARM UP FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES AT A SLOW WALK PACE AND THEN DO 4 MINUTES OF BRISK WALKING THEN AND RECOVER AT A SLOW WALK FOR 4 MINUTES) REPEAT 3 TO 4 TIMES COOL DOWN AT SLOW PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A BRISK PACE 15 TO 25 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--FAST FINISH ( GO TO A STEADY MODERATE PACE FOR MOST OF YOUR WALK, THEN PICK UP THE SPEED AT THE END TO A FAST P... Sat, 28 May 2011 09:12:51 EST I could really use some support.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x41971184 First, I'm looking for some support buddies who know what it's like to deal with pain on a daily basis. My pain is located in my left ankle and posterior tibial tendon. When I am on my feet for too long, I get severe pain-- so bad I can not step on it. I have about 35 PT exercises I am supposed to do that are supposed to help reduce the pain-- <BR> <BR> I am very frustrated on how much my pain can limit my activities and my goals. I'm frustrated that sometimes I have to yell and cry to... Sun, 22 May 2011 11:08:50 EST HERE ARE SOME MADEOVER SNACKS FOR YOU TO ENJOY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41969551 ANOTHER SNACK###### <BR> ½ CUP MANGO SHORBET WITH 1 TABLSOON CHOCOLATE SAUCE <BR> <BR> <BR> TUNA BITES <BR> CUT 1 ENGLISH CUMCUMBER INTO 1 INCH ROUNDS. SCOOP OUT CENTERS WITH A SPOON TO FORM SHELLS. MIX 1 DRAINED 3 OUNCE CAN WATER PACKED TUNA, 1 TABLESPOON LOW-FAT MAYONNAISE, AND 1 CHOPPED SCALLION IN A CUP. SPOON INTO SHELLS. MAKES 6-7 BITES <BR> <BR> BERRY SALSA <BR> COURSLEY MASH 1 6 OUNCE CONTAINER FRESH RASPBERRIES. ADD 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED RED ONION, 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED FRESH CILAN... Sun, 22 May 2011 09:27:04 EST support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x41967269 why does'nt this team support each other? were all need each other. it's sad. Sun, 22 May 2011 05:51:52 EST HERE IS WEEK 8 OF YOUR WALKING WORK OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x41953312 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY ---WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 15 MINUTES OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> SUNDAY- PAT YOUR SELF ON YOUR BACK YOU CAN NOW RACE IN A WALKING 5 K RACE. <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 May 2011 08:43:41 EST HERE IS MY BROCCOLI AND PARMESAN EGG SCRAMBLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41894701 NEEDED <BR> 2 EGGS <BR> COOKING SPRAY <BR> ¾ CUP CHOPPED BROCCOLI FLORETS <BR> 1 ½ TABLESPOON GRATED PARMASAN CHEESE <BR> 1 SLICE WHOLE WHEAT TOAST <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> WHISK TOGETHER THE EGGS SET ASIDE. COAT A FRYING PAN WITH NON STICK COOKING SPRAY AND SUATE’ THE CHOPPED BROCCOLI FLORETS FOR 2 MINUTES; ADD EGGS AND SCRAMBLE. ONCE EGGS ARE COOKED, SPRINKLE WITH THE PARMASAN CHEESE. SERVE WITH THE TOAST. <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 May 2011 08:49:10 EST HERE IS MY GREAT MORNING GLORY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41832832 MAKES ONE SERVING WITH ONLY 300 CALORIES <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1 WHOLE-GRAIN ENGLISH MUFFIN <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS LOW-FAT FARMER CHEESE ( OR OTHER SPREADABLE LIGHT CHEESE) <BR> ½ TEASPOON CHOPPED FRESH DILL <BR> 1 SLICE TOMATO <BR> ½ SLICED HARD BOILED EGG <BR> 2 SLICES CUCUMBER <BR> SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> TOAST THE MUFFIN AND SPREAD ON CHEESE 1 TABLESPOON EACH SIDE. ADD THE DILL, TOMATO, HARD BOILED EGG, CUCUMBER. SEASON TO TASTE WITH SALT AND PEPPER Sun, 15 May 2011 10:00:40 EST HERE IS WEEK SEVEN OF YOUR WALKING WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x41816082 <BR> MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY ---WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- CROSS TRAIN DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 30 SECONDS THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 30 - 40 MINUTES <BR> Sat, 14 May 2011 08:38:08 EST Well, hello there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x41807354 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I don't want to bore you all with the gory details about me so here is the short version: I weighed a whole lot and got into a car accident. Doctors said I might not walk. I sure showed them. I lost 125 pounds and ran a 5k. During the next 5k (and while running at a personal best) I injured my knee. During that rehab I was diagnosed with CRPS. I took a year to wallow. I was given nerve blocks and more nerve blocks and then they put a drug pump (temporarily) in my spine. <B... Fri, 13 May 2011 17:41:51 EST HERE IS MY GREEK BERRY WAFFLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41755556 NEEDED <BR> 2 LOW-FAT WHOLE GRAIN WAFFLES <BR> ½ CUP FAT-FREE VANILLA GREEK YOGURT <BR> 1 CUP BLUEBERRIES <BR> 1 TEASPOON AGAVE SYRUP OR HONEY <BR> 1 TEASPOON SLICED FRESH MINT (OPPTIONAL) <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> TOAST THE WAFFLES AND TOP THE YOGURT, BERRIES AND THE AGUVE JUICE OR HONEY AND IF YOU LIKE SPRINKLE WITH THE FRESH MINT. <BR> Wed, 11 May 2011 08:29:04 EST HERE IS ABOTHER GREAT AND HEALTHY SUMMER DRINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41695271 TOFRUITTI SMOOTHIE####### <BR> MAKES ONE SERVING WITH ONLY 300 CALORIES <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> IN A BLENDER COMBINE 1 ½ CUPS FROXEN BERRIES, ½ BANANA, 3 OUNCES SILKEN `TOFU, 1 TABLESPOON GROUND FLAX SEEDS, 1 TABLESPOON WHEAT BRAN, JUICE OF ONE LARGE ORANGE (0R ¼ CUP ORANGE JUICE) 1 TEASPOON HONEY, AND ONE CUP ICE. BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH <BR> Sun, 8 May 2011 09:24:51 EST WEEK 6 OF YOUR WALKING WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x41678771 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- WALK AT A FASTER PACE FOR 1 MINUTE THAN AT A BRISK PACE (AS FAST YOU CAN) FOR 5 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A FASTER PACE THAN SLOW A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTE. THEN WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. DO THIS FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- CROSS TRAIN DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTE THEN WALK AT ... Sat, 7 May 2011 09:05:51 EST Ideas for Core Exercises with a bad neck? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41650168 I have a herniated disc and pinched nerves in my neck and can't do traditional crunches. Even the reverse crunches where you don't raise your neck are irritating. I can't do much on my back without neck pain. This is so frustrating for me! I do best sitting or standing up while exercising. Do you know of any good core work exercises that don't put strain on the neck? Thu, 5 May 2011 17:38:32 EST HERE IS A GOOD SUMMER DRINK POP-APPLE SMOOTHIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41617636 PUREE ¾ CUP VANNNILA FAT-FREE YOGURT, ½ CUP POMEGRANTE JUICE, ½ SMALL DICED PEELED APPLE, AND ¼ CUP CRUSHED ICE IN BLENDER <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 May 2011 09:03:10 EST HERE IS A QUICK AND EASY BREAKFAST RECIPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41547473 <BR> MUG SCRAMBLE <BR> MIX ½ CUP EGG SUBSTITUTE AND 2 TABLESPOONS SKIM MILK IN 12 OUNCE MICROWAVABLE MUG SPRAYED WITH COOKING SPRAY. MICROWAVE ON HIGH JUST UNTIL SET, 1 ½ MINUTES, STIRRING AFTER 45 SECONDS. STIR IN 2 TABLESPOONS SHREDDED FAT FREE CHEDDER CHEESE. <BR> Sun, 1 May 2011 09:24:28 EST HERE IS WEEK FOUR OF WALKING OUTWORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x41529280 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 5 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 25 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) OR REST <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- CROSS TRAIN DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN WALK AT A BRSIK PACE FOR 7 MIU... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 09:11:01 EST HERE IS MY TASTY TOSTADA MADE OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41468856 NEEDED <BR> ONE 6 INCH WHOLE WHEAT TORTILLA <BR> 2 EGGS SCABLED <BR> 2 TABLESPOON BLACK-BEAN-AND-CORN SALSA <BR> 1 TABLESPOON REDUCED FAT CHEDDER CHEESE <BR> 1 SLICE AVOCADO <BR> 1 TABLESPOON LIGHT SOUR CREAM <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> WARM THE TORTILLA IN MICROWAVE. TOP WITH SCRABLED EGGS, BLACK-BEAN-AND CORN SALSA, CHEDDER CHEESE AVOCADO AND SOUR CREAM <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 08:08:49 EST HERE IS MY GARLIC AND HERB LEMON CHICKEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41412159 NEEDED <BR> ¼ CUP FLOWER <BR> 1 TEASPOON GARLIC AND HERB SEASONING <BR> 1 POUND THINLY SLICED BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST HALVES <BR> 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> 1 CUP CHICKEN BROTH <BR> 1 TEASPOON LEMON JUICE <BR> 1 TEASPOON CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. MIX FLOUR AND SEASONING IN A SHALLOW DISH. RESERVE 1 TABLESPOON. MOISTEN CHICKEN LIGHTLY WITH WATER, COAT EVENLY WITH REMAINING FLOWER MIXTURE. <BR> 2. HEAT OIL IN A LARGE NON STICK SKILLET OVER MEDIUM HEAT. ADD ½ ... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 11:40:48 EST HERE IS WEEK THREE OF YOUR WALKNG PLAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x41394735 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 2 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- CROSS TRAIN DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 5 MINUTES DO THIS ... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:24:23 EST HERE IS WEEK THREE OF YOUR WALKNG PLAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x41394703 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 2 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- CROSS TRAIN DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 5 MINUTES D... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:22:19 EST HERE IS MY GREAT GINGER SHRIMP STIR FRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41335583 NEEDED <BR> 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC <BR> 1 TEASPOON GINGER <BR> 2 TEASPOONS SESAME OIL <BR> ¼ POUND SHRIMP SHELLED CLEANED AND DEVEINED <BR> ¼ CUP SLICED MUSHROOMS <BR> ½ CUP PEELED AND CHOPPED CARROTS <BR> ¼ CUP RED PEPPER SLICED <BR> ½ CUP BOK CHOY CHOPPED <BR> ¼ CUP HOISIN SAUCE <BR> ¾ CUP COOKED BROWN RICE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> SAUTE THE MINCED GRALIC AND GINGER IN THE SESAME SEED OIL. ADD THE SHRIMP AND SAUTE’ 1 MINUTE PER SIDE AND REMOVE FROM PAN. ADD THE MUSHROOMS, CHOPPED CARROTS TO ... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:02:42 EST HERE IS ANOTHER WALKING ROUTINE WEEK TWO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x41256069 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 2 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> THURSDAY- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY==REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY--CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 2 MINUTES D... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:33:07 EST HERE IS MY ROAST BEEF ROLL-UP WITH CAULIFLOWER SOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41128055 NEEDED <BR> ½ ONION SLICED <BR> ½ BELL PEPPER SLICED <BR> ½ TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 4 SLICES ROAST BEEF LEAN <BR> SPICY MUSTARD <BR> 4 WHOLE WHEAT CRACKERS <BR> 2 GRALIC CLOVES MINCED <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 3 CUPS CHICKEN STOCK <BR> 2 CUPS CALIFLOWER FLORETS <BR> SALT <BR> PEPPER <BR> 2 TABLESPOON PERMAESAN CHEESE <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> SAUTE’ THE ONION, BELL PEPPER, IN 2 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL. DIVIDE AMONG THE ROAST BEEF AND SPREAD WITH MUSTARD TO TASTE ; ROLL UP. <BR> HOW TO ... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 09:34:45 EST HERE IS ANOTHER WALKING ROUTINE WEEK ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x41109689 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY ---WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- 1 MINUTE SURGES( WARM UP FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES AT A SLOW WALK PACE AND THEN DO WALK AT A FAST PACE FOR 10 TO 12 MINUTES THEN WALK AT A SLOWER PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A BRISK PACE 15 TO 25 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 08:26:27 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER SMOKED TURKERY AND AVOCADO SA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x41042937 NEEDED <BR> <BR> ½ MASHED AVOCADO <BR> LEMON JIUCE <BR> SALT <BR> PEPPER <BR> 2 SLICES WHOLE GRAIN BREAD <BR> 3 OUNCES SMOKED TURKERY <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS SLASA <BR> ½ CUP RED GRAPES <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> SEASON THE MASHED AVOCADO TO TASTE WITH LEMON JUICE SLAT AND PEPPER. SPREAD ON ONE SLICE OF THE BREAD AND TOP WITH TURKEY, SALSA. AND TOP WITH THE OTHER SLICE OF BREAD . SERVE WITH THE GRAPES <BR> MAKES ONE SERVING OF 400 CALORIES <BR> <BR> PEPPER <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> TOSS TOGETHER TH... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 08:14:56 EST Introduct ion...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x41005055 Hello fellow CP sufferers. <BR> <BR> I just joined this group, although I've been a member of Spark people for some time. I haven't made much headway with my weight. If anything I've gone in the opposite direction. I'm over 140 now. Although that doesn't seem like a great deal over, I am a petite person, and any extra weight just drags me down. <BR> <BR> My CP is of the upper spine, (cervical). I've had two surgeries, and the pain has never gone away. The last surgery done was to relieve pr... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 15:23:40 EST HERE IS AN EASY BREAKFAST RECIPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40974662 WHOLE-GRAIN BANANA MUFFINS <BR> <BR> PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGRESS. MIX TOGETHER ½ CUP WHOLE WHEAT FLOURS, 1 CUP OATS, ¼ TEASPOON SALT, 1 ½ TEASPOONS CINNAMON, ½ TEASPOON BAKING SODA, AND 1 ½ BANANAS MASHED. MIX TOGETHER ½ CUP PLAIN NON-FAT YOGURT, 1 EGG, ¼ CUP HONEY, 2 TABLESPOONS CONOLA OIL AND 1 TEASPOON VANILLA; ADD TO BANANA Sun, 3 Apr 2011 09:36:18 EST how do you get help with your pain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40966692 I have just been dealing with my pain but I can see after looking at the board that maybe if the pain could be helped I'd be more active. My joints and muslces are constantly hurting. My biggest pain complaints are my legs, lower back and my right shoulder. Of course it comes and goes but I come from a family of arthritics and have had injury to the shoulder. My legs have a lot of pain which seems to come and go but when they hurt, they really hurt. I try to take ibuprofen to take a bit ... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 21:13:14 EST GET READY TO WALK OR RUN YOUR FAST WEEK 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x40954938 MONDAY-- REST <BR> <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- SLOW WALK FOR 40 TO 50 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- 30 SECOND SURGES (WARM UP FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES AT A SLOW WALK PACE AND THEN DO 30 SECONDS OF BRISK WALKING THEN AND RECOVER AT A SLOW WALK FOR 30 SECONDS) REPEAT 8 TO 10 TIMES COOL DOWN AT SLOW PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A BRISK PACE 15 TO 25 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-- WALK AT BRISK PACE FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> SUNDAY--... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 09:07:11 EST HERE IS MY PASTA E FAGIOLI WITH TURKEY SAUSAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40888631 NEEDED <BR> ½ POUND LEAN TURKERY SAUSAGE <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 1 SMALL ONION CHOPPED <BR> 3 GLOVES GARLIC GLOVES MINCED <BR> 2 CELERY STALKS CHOPPED <BR> 2 CARROTS CHOPPED. <BR> 2 QUARTS CHICKEN STOCK <BR> 1 CAN DICED TOMATOES <BR> 1 CUP COOKED PASTA <BR> 1 CAN KIDNEY BEANS <BR> WHOLE WHEAT ROLL <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> BROWN THE TURKERY SAUSAGE IN OLIVE OIL, SET ASIDE. SAUTE’ THE ONION, GARLIC, CELERY, AND CARROTS FOR 3 TO 4 MINUTES. ADD THE CHICKEN STOCK AND DICED TOMATOES. BRIN... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:15:04 EST HERE IS MY SMOKED TURKEY SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40820587 NEEDED <BR> ¼ CUP SILVERED ALMONDS <BR> 1 10 OUNCE BOX PLAIN COUSCOUS <BR> ¾ POUND SMOKED TURKEY DICED <BR> 1 ½ CUPS CHERRY TOMATOES HALVED OR QUARTERED <BR> ½ CUP PITTED KALAMATA OLIVES, SLICED <BR> ½ CUP BOTTLED OR HOMEMADE GREEK SALAD DRESSING <BR> ¼ CUP CHOPPED ITALIAN FLAT-LEAF PARSLEY <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. IN A MEDIUM SKILLET, TOAST ALMONDS OVER MEDIUM HEAT, STIRRING FREQUENTLY, UNTIL LIGHLY BROWNED, 4 TO 5 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM HEAT <BR> 2. IN A MEDUIM SUACEPAN, COOK COUSCOUS A... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 09:21:23 EST GET READY TO WALK OR RUN FAST WEEK 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x40802538 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY ---WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- CROSS TRAIN DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 30 SECONDS THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 30 - 40 MINUTES <BR> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 09:02:28 EST MY POP-APPLE SMOOTHIE IT EASY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40739657 PUREE ¾ CUP VANNNILA FAT-FREE YOGURT, ½ CUP POMEGRANTE JUICE, ½ SMALL DICED PEELED APPLE, AND ¼ CUP CRUSHED ICE IN BLENDER <BR> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:54:20 EST HERE IS MY SOUTHWEST CHICKEN AND ORZO SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40671354 NEEDED <BR> ½ CUP COOKED WHOLE WHEAT ORZO <BR> 3 OUNCES GRILLED CHICKEN DICED <BR> ½ CUP HALVED CHERRY TOMATOES <BR> ¼ CUP CUVUMBER DICED <BR> ¼ CUP RED BELL PEPPER DICED <BR> 2 RADISHES THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS BLACK BEANS DRAINED AND RINSED <BR> 2 TABLESPOON CORN DRAINED <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TEASPOONS RED WINE VINEGAR <BR> JUICE OF ONE LIME <BR> PINCH OF CUMIN <BR> PINCH OF CHILI POWDER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED FRESH CILANTRO (OPTIONAL) <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> THE SALD ... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 09:32:14 EST HERE IS MY TOFRUITTI SMOOTHIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40592194 MAKES ONE SERVING WITH ONLY 300 CALORIES <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> IN A BLENDER COMBINE 1 ½ CUPS FROXEN BERRIES, ½ BANANA, 3 OUNCES SILKEN `TOFU, 1 TABLESPOON GROUND FLAX SEEDS, 1 TABLESPOON WHEAT BRAN, JUICE OF ONE LARGE ORANGE (0R ¼ CUP ORANGE JUICE) 1 TEASPOON HONEY, AND ONE CUP ICE. BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:03:29 EST HERE IS MY CHUNKY GREEK SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40525098 NEEDED <BR> ½ CUPS CUCUMBER <BR> ½ CUP CHOPPED TOMATOS <BR> ½ CUP RED AND GREEN PEPPERS <BR> ½ CUP CHICKPEAS RINSED AND DRAINED WELL. <BR> 5 KALAMATRA OLIVES PITED AND SLICED <BR> ¼ RED ONION THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS RED WINE VINAGER <BR> ½ TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS CRUMBLED REDUCED FAT FETA CHEESE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIX TOGETHER THE CUCUMBER, CHOPPED TOMATO, AND THE RED AND GREEN PEPPERS.. ADD THE CHICKPEAS, OLIVES, RED ONION. TOSS WITH THE RED WINE VINEGAR AND OLIVE... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 09:07:23 EST GET READY TO WALK OR RUN FASTER WEEK FIVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x40506595 MONDAY-- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- EASY WALK FOR 40 TO 50 MINUTES COOL DOWN FOR 10 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- 1 MINUTE SURGES (WARM UP FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES AT A SLOW WALK PACE AND THEN DO 1 MINUTE OF BRISK WALKING THEN AND RECOVER AT A SLOW WALK FOR 1 MINUTE) REPEAT 5 TO 6 TIMES COOL DOWN AT SLOW PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A HAS HARD AS YOU CAN FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES COOL DOWN FOR 10 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--FAST FINISH ( GO TO A STEADY MODERATE PACE FOR MOS... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 08:48:01 EST MY MADE OVER CHEESY TURKEY MEATBALLS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40442210 NEEDED <BR> ½ POUND LEAN GROUND TURKEY <BR> 1 TABLESPOON DICED ONION <BR> 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC <BR> 1 EGG BEATENED <BR> ½ TEASPOON WHOLE WHEAT BREAD CRUMBS <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS NON-FAT MILK <BR> 1 TEASPOON SEA SALT <BR> ½ TEASPOON PEPPER <BR> MOZZERELLA CHEESE IN ½ INCH CUBES <BR> 2 MINCED GARLIC CLOVES <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 CUPS CHOPPED ZUCCHINI COOKED FOR 5 MINUTES <BR> 1/3 CUP COOKED WHOLE-WHEAT ORZO <BR> ½ CUP TOMATOE SAUCE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIX THE GROUND TURKEY WITH DIC... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:24:45 EST Pain level issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40383923 Hey everyone. I am noticing that I can work out and swim however my pain level is constantly increasing. I don't want to take more and more meds but I am afraid it is going to be that or surgery. I am avoiding the surgery because I don't want to deal with the down time or anything else that goes along with a neck fusion but I don't know if I am just being a chicken or if I really should just buckle down and do it. <BR> <BR> I also worry that while I am recovering that whomever helps me ... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 21:28:24 EST MY MADE OVER CLASSIC SWEET AND SOUR PORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40369637 PREP 20 MINUTES <BR> STIR FRY 10 MINUTES <BR> SERVES 4 <BR> CALORIES 290 PER SERVING <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1/3 CUP LOW-SUGAR APRICOT PRESERVES <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS KETCHUP <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS APPLE-CIDER VINEGAR <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS WATER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON CORNSTARCH <BR> 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> ¾ POUND BONELESS CENTER CUT PORK LOIN CUT INTO THIN STRIPS <BR> 2 CLOVES GARLIC MINCED <BR> NON STICK COOKING SPRAY <BR> 2 BELL PEPPERS SLICED <BR> 2 CUPS FRESH BROCCOLI FLORETS <BR> 1 CUP FRESH SNOW PEAS T... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 09:35:35 EST GET READY TO WALK OR FASTER WEEK FOUR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x40348320 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 5 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 25 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) OR REST <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- CROSS TRAIN DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN WALK AT A BRSIK PACE FOR 7 MIU... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 08:26:15 EST MY WHOLE WHEAT FLAT BREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40276870 NEEDED <BR> 1 CUP WARM (105-115 F) WATER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON SUGAR <BR> 1 PACKAGE ACTIVE DRY YEAST\2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 CUP BREAD FLOUR <BR> 1 CUP WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR <BR> 2 ½ TEASPOONS SALT <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1.MIX WATER, SUGAR, AND YEAST IN BOWL; LET STAND UNTIL FOAMY, 5 MINUTES. STIR IN OIL, FLOURS, AND SALT WITH A WOODEN SPOON UNTIL DOUGH STARTS TO GATHER AROUND SPOON. TURN DOUGH ONTO LIGHTLY FLOURED SUFACE; KNEAD UNTIL SMOOTH AND ELASTIC, 8 TO 10 MINUTES. <BR> 2. SPRAY LARGE B... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 08:56:21 EST MY TANDOORI ROAST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40199755 <BR> PREP TIME 5 MINUTES COOK TIME 25 MINUTES SERVES 4 <BR> 1 SERVING IS 167 CALORIES <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1 TABLESPOON FRESH LEMON JUICE <BR> ½ CUP PLAIN YOGURT <BR> 1 TABLESPOONS FRESH GINGER CHOPPED <BR> 2 CLOVES GARLIC CHOPPED <BR> ½ TEASPOON SALT <BR> ¼ TEASPOON CUMIN <BR> ¼ TEASPOON CORIANDER <BR> ¼ TEASPOON CAYENNE PEPPER <BR> ¼ TEASPOON TURMERIC <BR> 1 1 POUND PORK TENDERLOIN RINSED AND PATTED DRY <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 450 F. MIX LEMON JUICE, YOGURT, GINGER, G... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 08:49:10 EST GET READY TO WALK OR RUN YOUR FASTED WEEK THREE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x40180187 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 2 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- CROSS TRAIN DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 5 MINUTES D... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 08:12:36 EST MY HOT SPINACH SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40112902 NEEDED <BR> 1 CHOPPED SHALLOT <BR> 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS VINAGER <BR> 2 CUPS BABY SPINACH <BR> 1 HARD BOILED EGG CHOPPED <BR> 1 STRIP TURKERY BACON COOKED CRISP AND CRUMBLED <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. COOK CHPPED SHALLOT WITH THE OIL IN A SKILLET OVER MEDUIM HEAT FOR 2 MINUTES. <BR> 2. ADD VINEGAR COOK FOR 1 MINUTE. <BR> 3. TOSS SHALLOT MIXTURE IN LARGE BOWL WITH BABY SPINACH, AND EGG. TOP WITH BACON. <BR> SEVERS ONE Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:34:47 EST HERE IS MY SMOKEY BARBECUE BEANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x40041004 PREP TIME 15 MINUTES, SLOW COOK 2 HOURS SERVES 12 <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 2 15 OUNCE CANS LOW SODUIM PINTO BEANS RINSED AND DRAINED <BR> 1 15 OUNCE CANS LOW SODUIM BLACK BEANS RINSED AND DRAINED <BR> 2 LARGE YELLOW ONION CHOPPED <BR> ½ CUP KETCHUP <BR> ¼ CUP BROWN SUGAR <BR> ¼ CUP WATER <BR> 3 SLICES CRISP COOKED SMOKED TURKEY BACON CRUMBLED <BR> 1 TABLESPOON PAPRIKA <BR> ½ TEASPOON SEA SALT <BR> PINH OF CAYENNE <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> COMBINE PINTO BEANS, BLACK BEANS, ONIONS, KET... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 09:11:23 EST GET READY TO WALK OR RUN FAST WEEK TWO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x40020740 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 2 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> THURSDAY- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY==REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY--CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 2 MINUTES D... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 08:04:03 EST HERE IS ANOTHER RECIPE I MADE OVER PASTA E FAGIOLI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39953180 NEEDED <BR> ½ POUND LEAN TURKERY SAUSAGE <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 1 SMALL ONION CHOPPED <BR> 3 GLOVES GARLIC GLOVES MINCED <BR> 2 CELERY STALKS CHOPPED <BR> 2 CARROTS CHOPPED. <BR> 2 QUARTS CHICKEN STOCK <BR> 1 CAN DICED TOMATOES <BR> 1 CUP COOKED PASTA <BR> 1 CAN KIDNEY BEANS <BR> WHOLE WHEAT ROLL <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> BROWN THE TURKERY SAUSAGE IN OLIVE OIL, SET ASIDE. SAUTE’ THE ONION, GARLIC, CELERY, AND CARROTS FOR 3 TO 4 MINUTES. ADD THE CHICKEN STOCK AND DICED TOMATOES. BRIN... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 07:46:32 EST HERE IS MY CHUNKY GREEK SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39885439 <BR> NEEDED <BR> ½ CUP SHREDDED COOKED SKINLESS BONELES CHICKEN BREAST <BR> ½ CUP BABY GREENS <BR> ¼ CUP SHREDED CARROTS <BR> ¼ CUP GREENS BEANS CUT INTO BITE SIZE PIECES <BR> ¼ CUP CUCUMBER CHOPPED <BR> ½ CUP COOKED QUINOA <BR> 1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> ¾ TEASPOON CHOPPED DILL <BR> 1 TABLESPOON WHITE WINE VINAGER <BR> SUGAR <BR> SALT <BR> PEPPER <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> TOSS TOGETHER THE CHICKEN BABY GREENS, CARROTS, GREEN BEANS, CUCUMBER, AND QUINOA. IN A BOWL COMBINE THE OLIVE OIL, DILL ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 08:52:49 EST GET READY TO WALK OR RUN FAST WEEK ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x39866543 WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> MONDAY--REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY--WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 2 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> THURSDAY- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY==REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY--CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 2 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 08:34:01 EST HERE IS MY ZUCCHINI AND MOZZAREALLA FLATBREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39797590 NEEDED <BR> NON STICK COOKING SPRAY <BR> ½ CUP SCLICED ZUCCHINI <BR> 1 WHOLE WHEAT FLAT BREAD <BR> 1 OUNCE SHREDDED MOZZERALLA CHEESE <BR> ½ CUP DICED TOMATO <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS PESTO <BR> RED PEPPER FLAKES <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIST A PAN WITH NON STICK COOKING SPRAY; SAUTE’ THE ZUCCHINI 3 TO 4 MINUTYES. <BR> TOAST THE FLATBREAD. TOP WITH THE MOZZARELLA, ZUCCHINI, TOMATO, AND PESTO. SEASON TO TASTE WITH PEPPER FLAKES. BROIL ON LOW UNTIL CHEESE IS MELTED. <BR> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 08:26:16 EST HERE IS MY CHUNKY GREEK SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39724330 NEEDED <BR> ½ CUPS CUCUMBER <BR> ½ CUP CHOPPED TOMATOS <BR> ½ CUP RED AND GREEN PEPPERS <BR> ½ CUP CHICKPEAS RINSED AND DRAINED WELL. <BR> 5 KALAMATRA OLIVES PITED AND SLICED <BR> ¼ RED ONION THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS RED WINE VINAGER <BR> ½ TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS CRUMBLED REDUCED FAT FETA CHEESE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIX TOGETHER THE CUCUMBER, CHOPPED TOMATO, AND THE RED AND GREEN PEPPERS.. ADD THE CHICKPEAS, OLIVES, RED ONION. TOSS WITH THE RED WINE VINEGAR AND OLIVE... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 09:47:36 EST New to the group and always in pain =( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x39712801 Hey everyone. I am 26 years old and 6 years ago I gave birth to my daughter. I never had chronic pain before. After my epidural was removed I started having extreme pain in my back. I was young and didn't know what to do but trust my Dr. when she said it was "normal" and would eventually go away. Well it's 6 years later and it has NOT gone away. It gets so bad at times that all I can do is lay in bed and cry! I am going to go to a Doctor and hopefully get this to stop...I don't know what the ... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 18:25:48 EST WALKING OR RUNNING ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x39701953 TRY THIS FIRST <BR> BEFORE YOU BEGIN A WALKING ROUTINE TAKE THIS TEST. <BR> WALK UP FIVE FLIGHTS AT A STEADY AT A STEADY PACE. THEN FIND THE QUOTE THAT MATCHES HOW YOU FEEL. <BR> <BR> THAT WAS TOUGH I COULDN’T REACH THE TOP YOU ARE A BEGINNER <BR> <BR> I MADE IT BUT I WAS GASPING FOR BREATH YOU ARE AN INTERMEDIATE <BR> <BR> THAT WAS NOT TO BAD YOU ARE AN ADVANCED WALKER <BR> BEGINNERS WALKING <BR> <BR> WARM UP MARCH IN PLACE AT AN EASY PACE FOR 2 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WORK IT OUT- <BR> ... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 08:51:26 EST HERE IS MY CHEESY TURKEY MEATBALLS RECIPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39629579 NEEDED <BR> ½ POUND LEAN GROUND TURKEY <BR> 1 TABLESPOON DICED ONION <BR> 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC <BR> 1 EGG BEATENED <BR> ½ TEASPOON WHOLE WHEAT BREAD CRUMBS <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS NON-FAT MILK <BR> 1 TEASPOON SEA SALT <BR> ½ TEASPOON PEPPER <BR> MOZZERELLA CHEESE IN ½ INCH CUBES <BR> 2 MINCED GARLIC CLOVES <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 CUPS CHOPPED ZUCCHINI COOKED FOR 5 MINUTES <BR> 1/3 CUP COOKED WHOLE-WHEAT ORZO <BR> ½ CUP TOMATOE SAUCE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIX THE GROUND TURKEY WITH DIC... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:35:14 EST exercise for chronic pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39574250 Are there any ball exercises for an obese person with chronic pain? I have no cartilage in my left hip. Both knees and thigh keep me from walking without a cane/walker. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:00:01 EST MY ROAST BEEF ROLL-UP WITH CAULIFLOWER SOUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39549330 NEEDED <BR> ½ ONION SLICED <BR> ½ BELL PEPPER SLICED <BR> ½ TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 4 SLICES ROAST BEEF LEAN <BR> SPICY MUSTARD <BR> 4 WHOLE WHEAT CRACKERS <BR> 2 GRALIC CLOVES MINCED <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 3 CUPS CHICKEN STOCK <BR> 2 CUPS CALIFLOWER FLORETS <BR> SALT <BR> PEPPER <BR> 2 TABLESPOON PERMAESAN CHEESE <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> SAUTE’ THE ONION, BELL PEPPER, IN 2 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL. DIVIDE AMONG THE ROAST BEEF AND SPREAD WITH MUSTARD TO TASTE ; ROLL UP. <BR> HOW TO ... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 09:31:58 EST HOOP- BALL-ROPE CARDIOBLAST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x39529282 FIRST CIRCUIT <BR> JUMP ROPE 20 SECONDS <BR> BALL- 15 SQUAT TAPS <BR> HULA HOOP 1 MINUTE <BR> SECOND CIRCUIT <BR> JUMP ROPE 20 SECONDS <BR> BALL- 15 LUNGE REACH <BR> HULA HOOP 1 MINUTE <BR> THIRD CIRCUIT <BR> JUMP ROPE 20 SECONDS <BR> BALL- 15 LEG BALANCE <BR> HULA HOOP 1 MINUTE <BR> FOURTH CIRCUIT <BR> JUMP ROPE 20 SECONDS <BR> BALL 15 LUNGE TWISTS <BR> HULA HOOP 1 MINUTE <BR> Sat, 29 Jan 2011 09:10:29 EST HERE IS A SMOOTHIE I MADE OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39457615 THIS TASTE BETTER THAN IT SOUNDS. <BR> <BR> <BR> TOFRUITTI SMOOTHIE <BR> MAKES ONE SERVING WITH ONLY 300 CALORIES <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> IN A BLENDER COMBINE 1 ½ CUPS FROXEN BERRIES, ½ BANANA, 3 OUNCES SILKEN `TOFU, 1 TABLESPOON GROUND FLAX SEEDS, 1 TABLESPOON WHEAT BRAN, JUICE OF ONE LARGE ORANGE (0R ¼ CUP ORANGE JUICE) 1 TEASPOON HONEY, AND ONE CUP ICE. BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:41:05 EST HERE IS ANOTHER OF MY MADE OVER RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39379506 MORNING GLORY <BR> MAKES ONE SERVING WITH ONLY 300 CALORIES <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1 WHOLE-GRAIN ENGLISH MUFFIN <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS LOW-FAT FARMER CHEESE ( OR OTHER SPREADABLE LIGHT CHEESE) <BR> ½ TEASPOON CHOPPED FRESH DILL <BR> 1 SLICE TOMATO <BR> ½ SLICED HARD BOILED EGG <BR> 2 SLICES CUCUMBER <BR> SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> TOAST THE MUFFIN AND SPREAD ON CHEESE 1 TABLESPOON EACH SIDE. ADD THE DILL, TOMATO, HARD BOILED EGG, CUCUMBER. SEASON TO TASTE WITH SALT AND PEPPE Sun, 23 Jan 2011 11:41:39 EST HERE IS A NEW WORK OUT FOR ALL TO TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x39379384 JUMP ROPE <BR> JUMPING ROPE IS HIGH ON THE LIST OF CARDIOVASCULAR EXCERISES AND IT REQUIRES LITTLE SPACE. AT ABOUT 12 CALORIES BURNED PER MINUTE ROPE JUMPING IS LIKE RUNNING A NINE MINUYE MILE. JUMPING ROPE IS TOUGH AT FIRST BUT WITH PRACTICE IT COMES EASIER. MOST BEGINERS JUMP TOO HIGH. JUMP JUST HIGH ENOUGH TO CLEAR THE ROPE. WEAR CROSS TRAINERS OR OTHER SHOES WITH CUSHOINS ON THE BALSS OF THE FEET. A 9 FOOT JUMP ROPE WORKS BEST FOR THOSE THAT ARE 5 FT 4 INCHES TO 5 FT 10 INCHES IN HIEGHT. ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 11:36:22 EST New and chronic pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x39145034 Hello, i am new to this site. I deal with chronic pain each day that is debilitating, i am no longer allowed to exercise at all at this point until i can have surgery, only allowed to move around as much as needed to do things i have to. I have buldged discs, L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 and my S1 is so far gone that 2 bones rub and hit everytime i move at all. I also have what my dr thinks is fibromaylgia. I have degenerative disc disease, degenerative facet arthritis, and migraines. I am on so many pain ... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 23:00:08 EST MY WARM HONEY BREAKFAST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x39007248 MAKES ONE SERVING WITH ONLY 300 CALORIES <BR> NEEDED <BR> 2/3 CUP COOKED QUINOA <BR> 2/3 CUP UNSWEETENED ALMOND MILK <BR> ½ TEASPOON CINNAMON <BR> ½ SLICED BANANA <BR> ½ TABLESPOON ROASTED PUMKIN SEEDS <BR> 1 TEASPOON HONEY <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> IN A SAUCEPAN COMBINE THE QUINOA, ALMOND MILK, AND CINNAMON. HEAT THROUGH. TOP WITH BANANA ROASTED PUMKIN SEEDS, AND HONEY Sun, 9 Jan 2011 09:55:45 EST HERE IS ANOTHER WORK OUT FOR ALL TO TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x38981794 LIKE ALWAYS IF YOU HAVE BEEN SICK OR HAD AN INJURY GET YOUR DR'S OK BEFORE STARTING WORKING OUT AGAIN AND IF YOU CAN'T GO THE DISTANCE DO THE BEST YOU CAN <BR> <BR> HOOPING LIKE YOU DID WHILE YOUR WERE A KID <BR> <BR> HOOPING WORKS THE CORE MUSCLES BY STRENGHTING THEM IN ALL THREE PLANS OF MOTION. IT IS A GREAT WARM UP EXERCISE FOR RUNNERS AND IT ALSO CAN STAND ALONE AS A CORE FOCUSED CARDIOVASCULAR WORKOUT. USE AN ADULT SIZE HOOP WRAPPED WITH FRICTION TAPE. <BR> THE PUMP <BR> 1. STAND ... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 09:06:07 EST MY DIET TREAT CHILLA IN VANILLA MILK SHAKE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38897106 NEEDED <BR> ½ TABBLESPOONS OF SUGAR FREE FRNECH VANILLA COFFE MATE POWDERED <BR> ½ CUP FAT FREE VANILLA ICE CREAM <BR> ½ CUP LIGHT VANILLA SOY MILK <BR> 2 NO-CALORIE SWEETENER PACKETS <BR> 1/8 TEASPOONS VANILLA EXTRACT <BR> 1 CUP CRUSHED ICE OR 5 TO 8 CUBES <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS FAT-FREE REDDI-WIP <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> IN A SMALL BOWL COMBINE POWDERED CREAMER AND 1 TABLESPOON HOT WATER AND STIR UNTIL DISSOLVED. TRANSFER TO A BLENDER. ADD ALL THE OTHER INGREDIENTS <BR> EXCEPT REDDI-WIP TO... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 08:26:24 EST MY KITCHEN SINK FRITTA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38804497 MAKES 4 SERVING WITH 300 CALORIES PER SERVING <BR> NEEDED <BR> 6 EGGS <BR> 6 EGG WHITES <BR> 1 CUP SKIM MILK <BR> COOKING SPRAY <BR> 1 CUP SLICED MUSHROOMS <BR> 4 STALKS ASPARAGUS CUT INTO 1 TO 2 INCH PIECES ON THE DIAGONAL <BR> 2 CUPS ARUGLA <BR> 2 OUNCES GOAT CHEESE CRUMBLED <BR> 1 SLICE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD TOATED AND SPREAD WITH 1 TEASPOON LIGHT BUTTER <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. WHISK TOGETHER THE EGGS AND EGG WHITES WITH THE MILK <BR> 2. MIST A 10 OR 12 INCH OVEN PROOF SKILLET WITH COOKING ... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 09:36:15 EST THE FINAL WEEK OF THE WALKING SWIMING RUNNING WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x38775118 As always if youhave had an injury or illness check with your Dr. before starting a workout routine and if you can't go the distance do the best that you can and be proud of yourself for doing that <BR> <BR> MONDAY-- Cross train (doing to cardio works) for 30 to 45 minutes <BR> <BR> TUESDAY-- run walk swim for 30 minutues <BR> <BR> WENDSDAY--strenth train for 30 minutes <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- REST AND RELAX <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-- Warm up for 1 mile, then alternate two hard minutes with 2 easy... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:38:26 EST CHEESY TURKEY MEATBALLS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38716940 NEEDED <BR> ½ POUND LEAN GROUND TURKEY <BR> 1 TABLESPOON DICED ONION <BR> 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC <BR> 1 EGG BEATENED <BR> ½ TEASPOON WHOLE WHEAT BREAD CRUMBS <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS NON-FAT MILK <BR> 1 TEASPOON SEA SALT <BR> ½ TEASPOON PEPPER <BR> MOZZERELLA CHEESE IN ½ INCH CUBES <BR> 2 MINCED GARLIC CLOVES <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 CUPS CHOPPED ZUCCHINI COOKED FOR 5 MINUTES <BR> 1/3 CUP COOKED WHOLE-WHEAT ORZO <BR> ½ CUP TOMATOE SAUCE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIX THE GROUND TURKEY WITH DIC... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 13:15:04 EST RICE AND PORK SAUTE’ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38657624 INGREDIENTS <BR> ½ CUP CARROTS CHOPPED <BR> PINCH OF SALT <BR> ½ CUP SNOW PEAS <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS CHOPPED ONION <BR> 1 GLOVE GARLIC MINCED <BR> 2 TEASPOONS GRATED GINGER <BR> 1 TEASPOON SESAME OIL <BR> 4 OUNCES CUBED PORK LOIN <BR> 1 CUP COOKED BROWN RICE <BR> 1 TABLESPOON SOY SAUCE <BR> ¼ CUP SLICED SCALLIONS <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> BLANCH THE CARROTS IN SLATED BOILING WATER FOR 3 MINUTES ADDING THE SNOW PEAS FOR THE LAST MINUTE. DRAIN. SAUTE’ THE ONIONS GARLIC GRATED GINGER IN THE SESA... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 09:57:49 EST HERE IS WEEK 17 OF THE WALKING SWIMMING RUNNING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x38647016 As always do the best you can and if your are recovering from and injury or illness make sure you get your Dr.s approval <BR> <BR> Monday-- strenght train for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> Tuesday- run walk or swim for 65 minutes <BR> <BR> Wensday-- rest or cross train (doing two cardio workouts) for 30 to 45 minutes <BR> <BR> Thursday--Warm up for 1 mile then do an hard 1/2 mile then do a easy 1/2 mile then do a hard 1/2 mile then cool down for 1/2 to 1 mile <BR> <BR> Friday-- REST AND RELA... Sat, 25 Dec 2010 09:13:03 EST MY MADE OVER BROCCOLI AND PARMESAN EGG SCRABLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38607092 NEEDED <BR> 2 EGGS <BR> COOKING SPRAY <BR> ¾ CUP CHOPPED BROCCOLI FLORETS <BR> 1 ½ TABLESPOON GRATED PARMASAN CHEESE <BR> 1 SLICE WHOLE WHEAT TOAST <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> WHISK TOGETHER THE EGGS SET ASIDE. COAT A FRYING PAN WITH NON STICK COOKING SPRAY AND SUATE’ THE CHOPPED BROCCOLI FLORETS FOR 2 MINUTES; ADD EGGS AND SCRAMBLE. ONCE EGGS ARE COOKED, SPRINKLE WITH THE PARMASAN CHEESE. SERVE WITH THE TOAST <BR> <BR> MAKES ONE SERVING AT 350 CALORIES Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:51:39 EST HERE IS SOME QUICK AND GOOD BREASKFATS RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38553104 ABOUT 300 CALORIES EACH <BR> <BR> ALMOMD AND APPLE ENGLISH MUFFIN <BR> <BR> TOAST A WHOLE WHEAT ENGLISH MUFFIN. ON ONE HALF SPREAD 1 TABLESPOON AMOND BUTTER AND TOP WITH ½ APPLE THINLY SLICED AND A SPRINKLE IF CINNAMON COVER WITH THE REAMINING MUFFIN HALF. <BR> <BR> HOT CINNAMON OATS WITH DREID FRUIT <BR> <BR> BRING 1 CUP APPLE CIDER TO A BOIL. ADD ½ CUP OATS; COOK 5 MINUTES. SPRINKLE WITH ½ TEASPOON 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED DRIED FRUIT. AND 1 TABLESPOON FLAXSEEDS. <BR> <BR> CREAM CHEES... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 09:04:07 EST HERE IS WEEK 16 OF THE WALKING SWIMMING RUNNING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x38538463 AS ALWAYS BACK SURE YOU CHECK WITH DR IF YOU HAVE HAD AN INJURY OF BEEN SICK AND IF YOU CAN'T GO THE DISTANCE TO THE BEST YOU CAN <BR> <BR> MONDAY--cross train (doing two different cardio workouts) for 30 to 45 minutes <BR> <BR> TUESDAY--warm up for one mile then alternate two hard minutes with two easy minutes for one mile. Cool down for 1/2 to one mile <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--strength train for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> TRUSDAY--run walk swim for 60 minutes <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-- REST AND RELAX... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 09:05:52 EST MY MADE OVER SALMON WITH ASIAN SLAW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38487162 INGREDIENTS <BR> 4 OUNCE SALMON FILLET <BR> ASAIN MARINADE SUCH AS SOY VAY <BR> 1 TABLESPOON SESAME OIL <BR> ½ CUP RICE WINE VINAGER <BR> 2 TEAPOONS SUGAR <BR> 1 TEASPPON SALT <BR> 3 CUPS CHOPPED CABBAGE <BR> 1 TEASPOON TOASTED SESAME SEEDS <BR> 1 TABLESPOON TOASTED ALMONDS <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MARINATE THE SALMON IN THE ASIAN MARINADE FOR 15 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM MARNINADE. BAKE 20 TO 25 MINUTES AT 350 DEGREES <BR> MIX TOGETHER THE SESAME SEED OIL RICE WINE VINEGAR, SUGAR AND SAL... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 09:10:37 EST HERE IS A GREAT RECIPE THAT I MADE OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38431955 AFRICAN SWEET-POTATO SOUP <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> SMALL CHOPPED ONION <BR> 2 GLOVES GARLIC MINCED <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 1 QUART CHICKEN STOCK <BR> 1 SWEET POTATO PEELED AND CUBED <BR> ONE CUBED POTATO SKIN ON <BR> 1 TEASPOON CINNAMON <BR> 1 TEASPOON CUMIN <BR> 1 TEASPOON CURRY POWDER <BR> 1 TEASPOON SEA SALT <BR> ¼ TEASPOON CAYENNE PEPPER <BR> ¼ CUP CHUNKY PEANUTBUTTER <BR> WHOLE WHEAT SPREAD <BR> 1 TEASPOON LOW SALT BUTTER <BR> GARDEN SALAD <BR> 2 TEASPOONS SUNFLOWER SEE... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 09:49:32 EST HERE IS WEEK 15 FOR WALKING RUNNING SWIMMING ROUTI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x38416011 As always do the best you can and if your are recovering from and injury or illness make sure you get your Dr.s approval <BR> <BR> MONDAT--strenght train for 30 minutes <BR> <BR> TUESDAY--run walk swimm for 60 minutes I have been doing this daily <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--rest or cross train 30 to 45 minutes THIS MEANS DOING TWO DIFFERENT CARDIO ROUTINES <BR> <BR> THURDAY== warm up for 1 mile da a hard cardio for 1/2 mile then and asy one for 1/2 mile then another hard for 1/2 mile cool,down for... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:05:21 EST HERE ARE SOME HEALTHY SNACKS TO TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38360085 ABUOT 150 CALORIES EACH CAN EAT TWO ADAY <BR> <BR> ONE OUNCE CUBED MOZZARELLA MIXED WITH 1 CUP HALVED GRAPE TOMATOES, 1 TABLESPPON TORN FRESH BASIL AND TABLESPOON BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE <BR> <BR> <BR> ¼ CUP PART-SKIM RICOTTA CHEESE MIXED WITH 1 TEASPOON LEMO ZEST, ½ CUP BERRIES AND ½ TABLESPOON HONEY <BR> <BR> ¼ CUP DRIED FRUIT AND THREE HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK KISSES <BR> <BR> 100 CALORIE BAG BLUE DIAMOND WASHABI AND SOY SAUCE ALMONDS AND ONE MINI BABYBEL LIGHT CHEESE <BR> <BR> ONE SMALL ... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 09:44:11 EST GREATED PARMESAN SPINACH AND ARTICCHOKE DIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38300062 NEEDED <BR> 1 8 OUNCE PACKAGE LOW FAT PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE SOFTEN <BR> 1 JAR ,ARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS DRAINED AND CHOPPED <BR> 1 10 OUNCE PACKAGE FROZEN CHOPPED SPINACH, THAWED, WELL DRAINED <BR> ½ CUP LOW-FAT SHREDEDED MOZZARELLA CHEESE <BR> ½ CUP KRAFT GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE <BR> ½ TEASPOON GARLIC POWDER <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> HEAT OVEN TO 350 <BR> MIX INGREDIENTS UNTIL WELL BLENDED <BR> SPOON INTO SHALLOW OVENPROOF DISH <BR> BAKE 20 MINUTES/ <BR> Sun, 5 Dec 2010 10:13:27 EST 14WEEK OF THE WALKIING RUNNNING SWIMMING ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x38281397 As always do the best you can and if your are recovering from and injury or illness make sure you get your Dr.s approval <BR> <BR> Monday-- cross train 30 to 40 minutes (this means swichtin between to cario workouts) <BR> <BR> Tuesday-- warm up for 1 mile. then alternate two hard minutes with 2 easy minutes for 1 mile. cool down for 1/2 to 1 mile <BR> <BR> WEnsday---Strenght train for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> Thursday-- Run walk swim for 55 miuntes <BR> <BR> Friday- REST AND RELAX <BR> <BR>... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 09:00:05 EST SHOW OF HOLIDAY GREETINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38220881 NEEDED-- WIRE SNIPS 50’ 14 GAUGE WIRE. NEEDLE NOOSE PLIERS, INVISDABLE TAPE, WORK GLOVES, NEWPAPER, RED SPRAY PAINT <BR> <BR> 1. CUT 12 30” LENGHTS OF WIRE. WORKING WITH ONE PIECE AT A TIME BEND WIRE IN HALF. USE NEEDLE NOOSE PLIERS TO BEND EACH END INTO A SPIRAL STOPPING WHEN YOU CURL 10 “ OF EACH END. REPEAT WITH ON REMAINNG PIECES OF WIRE. <BR> 2. CUT 3 30” LENGHTS OF WIRE AND LAY ON TOP OF ONE ANOTHER SO THEY ARE OVER LAP IN THE MIDDLE TO FORM A 6 POINT ASTERISK SHAPE SECURE AT CENTER ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:18:28 EST FESTIVE FABRIC GARLAND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38160049 Hi team Seeing that Christmas is comeing up I thought I would share on of my crafts I do and sorry it is all capital lettes <BR> NEEDED <BR> SEVERAL YARDS OD ASSORTIVE FABRICS <BR> PINKING SHEARS <BR> TWINE <BR> RULLER <BR> SCISSORS <BR> <BR> HOW TO DO <BR> <BR> 1. MEASURE AND CUT SEVERAL FEET OF TWINE. USING A FEW INCHES AT EACH END FOLD IT OVER INTO A LOOP AND TIE A KNOT TO ALLOW FOR EASY HANGING <BR> 2. PREPARE THRE FABRIC BY MAKING SMALL STRIPS ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE FABRIC EV... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:59:47 EST Wii Fitness Plus - week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x38159968 I am tracking my daily exercise program here. If anyone would like to join me, please feel free. <BR> <BR> I finally got the Wii Fitness set up with my personalized Mii (the not-so-mini-Mii). Before I was saving my exercise as guest 'F' and couldn't find a way to incorporate the guest Mii with my personal one when I found out how to create a little Mii. So since I'm starting with a new Mii today, I wanted to track everything here beginning today as well to stay accountable. <BR> Even though... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:54:53 EST HERE IS YUR 13TH WEEK OF THE WALKING ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x38144232 As always if you can not go the distance stated go as far as you can and also you can do it by walkiong running and swimming AND LIKE ALWAYS IF YOU ARE RECOVERIG FROM AND ILLNESS OR INJURY GET YOUR DR. APPOVAL <BR> <BR> MONDAY---strenght train for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> Tuesday-- run swim or walk for 55 minutes. <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- stenth trian or cross train for 30 to 45 minutes <BR> <BR> Thursday-- Warm up for 1 mile do a hard run walk swim for 1/2 mile. then an easy for 1/2 mile then a h... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 09:28:26 EST A SPARKLING BREAFAST PUNCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38102898 THIS MAKES 8 SERVINGS WITH 169 CALORIES <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> <BR> 3 cups of chilled orange juice <BR> 2 cups chilled pineapple juice <BR> 3 cups chilled pomegranate juice <BR> 1 liter chilled ginger ale no sugar <BR> 1 liter chilled cub soda <BR> <BR> In a large bowl combine oragge jiuce pineapple juice and pomergrante juice. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Just before serving stir in the ginger ale and club soda Severe punch over ice Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:58:38 EST HERE IS A QUICK SNACK RECIPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38047655 IT IS CALLLED FRUIT AND CHHESE TARTINES <BR> <BR> HERE IS HOW YOU MAKE IT <BR> <BR> Spread 3 reduced-fat Triscuit crackers each with 1 teaspoon reduced-fat Cream cheese. Top with 1 dried Apricot half and 1 walnut half. Don't have walnuts then top with a cashew Sun, 21 Nov 2010 09:35:07 EST 12THWEEK OF THE WALKIING RUNNNING SWIMMING ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x38032000 AS always if you can;t do the amount posted to the best that you can and if you are recovering from an illiness or injury make sure you have your Dr ok before returning to the routine <BR> <BR> MONDAY--strenth train and walk run swim for 30 to 45 minutes. <BR> <BR> TUESDAY-Run swim or walk for 50 minutes <BR> <BR> WENSDAY- Strenth train for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> TURSDAY-- Rest and relax <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-- Walk run Swim for 2 miles alternating with 2 minutes as hard as you and 2 minut... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 08:54:22 EST Wii Fitness Plus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x38016370 Are any of you doing Wii Fitness? Have any of you tried it? Can you tell me what you thought of it? Maybe suggest things that helps when setting it up. <BR> <BR> My husband bought me the Wii Fitness Plus months ago but I haven't set it up or done anything other than play the sitting down type of games. I tend to get really depressed when I can't keep up with preset or pushy exercise programs. So I've avoided even trying Wii Fitness or exercising since my back/shoulder injury sustained while... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:50:10 EST MY HEALTHY GRANOLA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37979202 This recipe is for 20 1/2 cup servings with 225 calories. <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 8 CUPS OLD FASHOINED OAT MEAL <BR> 1/2 CUP SLICED ALMONDS <BR> 1/2 CUP WATER <BR> 2 TEASPOONS CINNAMON <BR> 1 1/3 CUP UNSWEETENED APPLE JUICE <BR> 2/3 CUP HONEY OF MAPLE SYRUP <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS CANOLA OIL <BR> 2 CUPS DRIED FRIUT LIKE CRANBERRIES, DICED APRICOTS AND OR APPLES <BR> <BR> 1. Preheat oven to 350. line 2 large backing sheets with parhcment paper or non stick foil. <BR> 2. In each of 2 bowl... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 09:23:10 EST ALMOND BUTTER CHOCLATE CHIP COOKES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37918702 This recip emales 24 cookies and contain 100 calories <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1 cup unsalted almond butter stired well <BR> 1/2 cup Sucanat <BR> 1 LArge egg <BR> 1/4 teaspoon baking soda <BR> 1/4 teaspoon sea salt <BR> 3 ounces dark chocolate (70% cocoa or greater) broken into small pieces. <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl stir together the first five ingreadiants until blened stir in chocolate. <BR> <BR> Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto partment lined bakeing sheet. Bake for ... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 09:56:21 EST WEEK 11 OF THE RUN WALK SWIM WORKOUTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x37901689 AS ALWAYS IF YOU CAN NOT GO THE REQUIRED DISTAIN STATED DO THE BEST YOU CAN AND IF YOU ARE RECOVERING FROM AND ILLNESS OR INJURY GET YOUR DOCTORS OK FIRST. <BR> <BR> MON.-- strenght train for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> TUES. Rub walk swim for 50 minutes <BR> <BR> WED- Do strenght and cardio for 45 minutes total <BR> <BR> THURS-- Warm up for 1 mile then do a run walk swim for 1/2 mile then do an easy 1/2 mile then another hard 1/2 mile. cool down for 1/2 to 1 mile <BR> <BR> FRI- Rest and r... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 09:03:31 EST Hello, newbie here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x37868287 Hello everyone. I'm September and I'm new to spark people. SO glad to be here. It has been wonderful so far. I love this system, unlike so many other sites i've tried before. I have a disease called Multiple Osteochondroma or Multiple Heredity Exostosis. It gives me great deal of pain all day everyday. Still trying to find a new doctor.I'm taking Lyrica 100mg. works alright for what it is. I can't take other heavy meds, sometimes advil is bad too, since my stomach had problems, i thnk i might... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:16:00 EST BANANA CITRUS SHAKE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37846076 NEEDED <BR> <BR> 1/3 cup orange jiuce or 3 small oranges fereshly squeezed <BR> 1/2 cup grapefruit juice of 1 small grapefruit freshly squeezed <BR> 1 small ripe banana peeled <BR> 1/2 cup plain non fat yogurt <BR> 1 scoop vannila whey protein powder <BR> Ice cubes <BR> place all ingredients in a blender and blend throughly until smoooth like a milk shake. <BR> This makes one serving with 260 calories <BR> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 09:36:17 EST CRAVING KILLING COOKIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37783271 These are protien packed and after several trys of makeing over the recipe they are good. <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1 Large egg <BR> 1 1/2 cup natural peanut butter <BR> 1 1/2 scoops whey powder in any one of these flavors vanilla, chocolate or unflavored <BR> 1/2 cup artifcal sugar <BR> 1/2 cup almond meal <BR> 1 teasppon baking soda <BR> 1/2 teaspoon vanilla exctract <BR> <BR> 1.Preheat oven to 350 <BR> 2.In a large mixing bowl lightly beat egg. Add the reamining ingredients and mix well <BR>... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 09:24:21 EST 10TH WEEK OF THE WALKIING RUNNNING SWIMMING ROUTIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x37765586 Like always if you can go the disatnce or go as far as the tinme says do what you can <BR> <BR> MON--Do strenght and cardio training for 45 minues <BR> <BR> TUES-- Warm up for 1 mile then alternate 2 hard minutes with 2 easy minutes for 1 mile. cool down for 1/2 to 1 mile <BR> <BR> WEDS-Strenght train for 45 to 60 minutes <BR> <BR> THRUS- Run walk swim for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> FRI-- rest and relax <BR> <BR> Sat. RUn walk swim for 5 miles <BR> <BR> SUN- Rest and relax you serserve ... Sat, 6 Nov 2010 09:19:20 EST MY CHILLA IN VANIILA SHAKE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37706331 This recipe makes one serving and has only 162 calories <BR> <BR> Needed <BR> 1/2 teaspoon coffe mate sugar free french vanilla powder creamer <BR> 1/2 cup fat free vanilla ice cream <BR> 1/2 cup skim milk <BR> 2 no calorie sweetener packets (like splenda) <BR> 1/2 teaspoon vanillla extract <BR> 1 cup crushed ice or 5 to 8 ice cubes <BR> 2 Tablespoon fat free redi whip <BR> <BR> IN a small bowl combine powdered creamer and 1 tablespoon hot water and stir until dissolved <BR> Tranf... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 10:12:55 EST ICE CREAM WITH STAWBERRY SYRUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37639513 This recipe is for 5 servings easy to make and has 197 calories for a special treat for your self <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 2 1/2 cups sliced strawberries <BR> 2 Tablespoon of sugar substatute <BR> 3/4 cup low fat vanilla, strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt <BR> <BR> Toss the strawberries with the sugar in a micrwave safe bowl. <BR> Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes strirring ounce or twice until berries are soften slightly. Let cool for 5 minutes. <BR> Scoop 3/4 cup non fat ice cream or frzen ... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 09:44:33 EST HERE IS YOUR 9TH WEEK OF WALKING ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x37623791 Like always you can do this with walking jogging swimming and If you can not met the distance or time that is spefied go as far as you can but DON NOT PUSH YOURSELF TO WHERE YOU INJURY YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> MON. Strength train for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> TUES.Run walk swim or jog for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> WED. Cross train do cardio and strecnght training for 45 minutes <BR> <BR> THURS. Warm up for 1 mile do a hard walk jog swim for 1/2 mile then and easy one for 1/2 mile and cool down for 1/2 ... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 09:26:44 EST MY RAINBOW FRUIT YOGURT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37564728 READY IN 15 MINUTES AND THIS IS FOR 1 SERVING WITH 270 CALORIES <BR> <BR> NEEED <BR> 1 Cup plain low-fat or no fat greek yogurt <BR> 2 Tablespoons Cherry juice <BR> 1/4 Banana sliced <BR> 3 Large strawberries halved <BR> 1 Kiwifruit peeled and sliced <BR> 1/2 Cup cubed Fresh Pineapple <BR> 1/4 Cup fresh or frozen blueberries <BR> 1 Tablspoon sliced almonds <BR> <BR> 1. In a small bowl stir togather yogurt and cherry juice until thoughly combined and place on a plate <BR> 2. Arran... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 09:28:19 EST PEAR- BERRY SMOTHIE BOOSTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37501560 Ready in 5 minutes and makes one serving with 200 calories <BR> <BR> Needed <BR> One medium pear cored and coursely chopped <BR> 1 Cup fresh or thawed frozen strawberries <BR> 4 ounce fat-free plain yogurt <BR> Ice cupes <BR> 2 Tablesponns finely ground rolled oats <BR> 1 Scoop vanilla whey protin powder <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> <BR> Place the pear strawberries yogurt and ice in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Add the oats and protien powder and belnd all ingredients until smooth Sun, 24 Oct 2010 10:11:45 EST HERE IS WEEK 8 OF WALKING JOGGING SWIMMING ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x37483856 MONDAY- DO both cardio and strenght excercies for 45 minutes or as long as you can if unable to do 45 minutes AND THIS GOES FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. Do as much as you can if unable to do the required amount of time and if you have had injury make sure it is ok with your Dr. to return to working out <BR> <BR> TUESDAY- Warm up for 1 mile then alternate tow hard minutes with two easy minutes for 1 mile. Then cool down for 1 mile YES THIS HAS YOU WORKING OUT FOR 3 MILES <BR> <BR> WEDNESDAY St... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 08:49:46 EST MY SPINACH SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37425264 NEEDED- <BR> 3 cups baby spinach <BR> 1/2 Mango peeled and sliced <BR> 2 tablespoons cashews <BR> 1 cup cooked babby shrimp <BR> 2 Tablespoons light vinaigrette <BR> 2 Teasponns lemon juice <BR> <BR> <BR> Toss the baby spinach with the mango , cashews, and the baby shrimp. <BR> After the salad is tossed and combined add the light vinaigrette and lemon juice. <BR> <BR> Servw with a small whole grain roll. <BR> This is for 1 serving and has 400 calories Wed, 20 Oct 2010 09:29:18 EST Help In Pain Mangement! !!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x37384686 I am not really a stranger to the sparkpeople message boards and such what but I think I want to communticate more with others and visit this thread more often and see if there is a way that I can deal with my Chronic Pain issue. <BR> I am going to start today by making another appointment with my Psychiatric nurse.I am already not looking forward to this because I know she is going to blow a gasket when I explain to her that I would like to change my medication back again to perhaps Cy... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:51:39 EST MY PEANUTBUTTER HAY STACKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37360529 NEEDED-1 cup puffed rice cereal <BR> 3/4 cups pretzel stcicks brokne into bite size peices <BR> 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips <BR> 1/4 cup chunky natural peatnutbutter <BR> Parchement paper <BR> <BR> INSRUCTIONS: <BR> Combine the rice puff cereal and pretzle sticks. Set aside <BR> <BR> Melt the simisweet chocolate chips in a microwave stirring until smooth. <BR> <BR> Add the peanut butter stirring until smooth <BR> <BR> Stir chocolate mixture into pretzel mixture and mixed until well... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 09:44:09 EST HERE IS WEEK 7 OF YOUR WALKING SWIM .JOG ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x37343757 MONDAY--strength train for 45 minutes or has along as you can if unable to 45 minutes <BR> <BR> TUESDAY--run walk swim for 40 minutes or as much as you can do if unable to do 45 minutes <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--rest or cross train your choice cross training can be any comonation of cardio and streght training or do to or more cardio moovements <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- warm up for 5 minutes then walk jog swim as hard as you can for 1/2 mile or as far as you can go if unable to 1/2 mile then do 1/2 mi... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 09:05:13 EST TURN A BANANA INTO A POWER SNACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37284722 MORNING- one meduim banana plus 1 tablespoon natural almong butter plus 1 cup water <BR> <BR> AFTERNOON- 1 meduim banana plus 3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese plus one cup water <BR> <BR> PREWORKOUT--1 meduim banana plus 1 cup skim milk plus 1/2 cup strawberries, plus one scoop whey protein <BR> <BR> POST WORK OUT 1 small babana plus 1 slice whole grain bread plus 2 slice low fat cheese plus 1 cup water Wed, 13 Oct 2010 09:13:36 EST BANANA NUT FRENCH TOAST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37222812 INGREDIANTS <BR> 3 egg whites <BR> Dash of banana extract <BR> 3 teaspoons Mayple syrup, divided <BR> 1 Slice Whole grain bread <BR> 2 Tablspoons Blue brerries <BR> 1 Tablespoon chopp walnuts <BR> <BR> Whisj together egg whites, banana extract, and 1 teaspoon maple syrup with a dash of cinnamon for extra falavor, <BR> <BR> Dip booth sides of bread into egg mixtre. <BR> Lightly coat a non stick skillet with cooking spray and cook bread over medium heat until both sides are brown. <... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 10:02:30 EST WEEK 6 OF YOUR WALKING/ JOG/SWIM ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x37205371 MONDAY-- DO both strenght and cardio training for 30 to 25 minutes combined or do as much as you can <BR> <BR> TUESDAY-- Jog, walk, swim for 35 minutes <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- Stenght train for 30 minitues <BR> <BR> THURSADY-- Warm up for 5 minutes then alternate your speed in what ever cardio you are doning doing 2 hard minutes and 2 easy minutes for 1 mile or as far as you can go if you can not do a mile. Cool down for 10 mintes and make sure you strech before and after. <BR> <BR> FRIDAY- C... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 09:05:14 EST A BONE BIULDER SHAKE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37143725 1 Cup fresh or frzen rasberries <BR> 1 Cup Skim milk <BR> 1 Cup freshly brewed green tea cooled <BR> 2 scoops Vanilla whey protien powder <BR> Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree unitl well bleneded <BR> <BR> This make one serving with 145 calories Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:47:07 EST HEALTHY CARMEL APPLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37076241 NEED- <BR> 16 wooden sticks <BR> 16 small apples chilled <BR> 2 cups granulated sugar <BR> 1/2 cup light colored corn sryup <BR> 1/2 cup water <BR> 2 cups half-and-half <BR> 2 teaspoons vanilla extract <BR> 1/4 teaspoon salt <BR> <BR> DIRECTIONS <BR> Stpe one Push wooden sticks into the top of chilled apples. Return the apples to the refigerater or until caramel is ready for dippping <BR> <BR> STEP 2 Place sugar, corn syrup, and water into a large sauce pan, boil and stirring until sugar is... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 10:19:16 EST HERE IS WEEK FIVE OF YOUR CARIO ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x37057085 MONDAY-STRENGTH FOR 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> TUESDAY--run wall or swim for 30 minute <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--do strenght training and walk swim or run for 30 to 45 minutes or as long as you can if unable to do 30 minutes of both toghter strenght and cardio traing <BR> <BR> THURSADY - Warm up for 1/2 mile thrn aleternate your speeds going up to fast has you can <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-- rest and relax <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- run walk swim3 miles or as far as you can go if you can't do 3 miles <BR> <BR> SU... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 08:56:17 EST I'm Back and I'm Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x37023120 Okay I know I've been gone way to long. I want to say I'm sorry to all my old friends who have continued on this journey and to say hi to all the new people who have come along during my absence. I have had bad year or so pain, financial, and job wise. Although a lot of things are in the air for me right now I am excited about moving forward in our journey together. My most exciting news: I am under 300 lbs for the first time in 12 years. WOOHOO! <em>9</em> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:21:17 EST MY FAT FIGHT CINNA-MINTY PROTIEN SHAKE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36993831 NEEDED <BR> 1 cuo low-fat milk <BR> 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa <BR> 30 fresh mint leaves <BR> 2 Tablespoons molasses <BR> 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder <BR> 6-8 ice cubes <BR> <BR> Place all ingredients except for ice in a blender and blend. Add ice gradually until you reach your disired constistency. <BR> Calories 200 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:58:59 EST BREAFAST BARLEY WITH BANANA AND SUNFLOWER SEEDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36927111 TOTAL TIME 15 MINUTES SERVING SIZE 1 CUP AND ONLY 250 CALORIES FOR THIS QUICK BREAFAST. <BR> Combine 2/2 cup water and 1/3 cup uncooked quick cooking pearl barley in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 6 minutes, Stir and let stand for 2 minutes. Top barley with one sliced Banana 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon unsatled Sunflower seeds. ANd enjoy this quick healthy and great tasting breakfast. <BR> Sun, 26 Sep 2010 10:21:34 EST WEEK FOUR OF WALKING JOGGING SWIMING ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x36908387 OK her is week four and you can do these by walking swimming and jogging your choise. But I am putting the routine in jogging but you do which ever one you want to do and do not push to hard to cause inury or sorenss <BR> <BR> Mon. Strenght train and jogging for 30 to 45 minutes <BR> <BR> Tues. Warm up for 15 minutes at a walkig pace, then which ever cardio you are alternate from very hard to hard for 1 minute then at medium speed for one minute alterante this for 1 mile or as far as you ca... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 08:55:21 EST DARK CHOCOLATE BANANA SMORES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36781939 NEEDED <BR> non stick cooking spray <BR> 2 just riped bananas with peels halved length wise and stems trimmed <BR> 2 teaspoons unslated butter melted <BR> 12 Graham Crackers squares <BR> 1 3 ounce Dark chocolate broken into 6 squares <BR> <BR> 1. Heat a grill to medium and mist with cooking spray place bananas cut side down and grill until lightly marked about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the bananas and brush tops with melted butter. Grill cut sides up 3 minutes longer or until slightly brown and m... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 09:56:17 EST HERE IS 3RD WEEK OF THIS JOGGININ /WALKING ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x36764073 You can to this training routine by jogging, walking, swimming, bikeing Use your perferred method and follow the instructions below But as always if you are just starting make sure you get a DRs ok. <BR> MON- strenght train for 45 minutes or the longest you can <BR> TUES. Run walk swim or bike ride for 30 minutes <BR> WED Strengh train and walk run swim or bike ride for 30 to 45 minutes <BR> THURS. Warm up for 10 mminutes with your choice of cario then shoot for 1 mile with adding speed for 1... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 08:44:23 EST Okay...I'm passing this on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36735661 I have to comment on this. It is the article "the 10% solution". <BR> <BR> I have been reading more and more lately about those, like me, that have close to and over 100 pounds to lose. You know, when you look at the whole picture...it's overwhelming. (eg: my goal is 150, wow, I have 150 pounds to lose.) That can be just an overwhelming amount. Especially if you have other health problems that you are dealing with. <BR> <BR> Now this article, suggests to break down your weight lose into 10... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 18:44:04 EST I HAVE HAD THIS RECIPE FOR YEARS AND ALWAYS USED I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36637596 HAVE HAD THIS RECIPE FOR YEARS AND ALWAYS USED IT FOR COMPANY AND IF WAS UNHEALTHY SO I DECIDED TO PLAY AROUNG WITH IT AND HERE IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH IT SERVES 6 ONE CUP SERVINGS AND HAS 240 CALORIES <BR> <BR> 4 Large ripe nectarines pitted and diced <BR> 3 Tablespoon Sugar or artifical sweetner <BR> 3/4 Cup part skim ricotta cheese <BR> Grated zest of 1/2 of a lemon <BR> 1 (6 ounce) wedge of Angle food cake cut into 3/4 inch cubes <BR> 3 Tablespoons light or regular Honey <BR> 1 (6 ounce) ... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 10:16:46 EST HERE IS YOUR SECOND WEEK WALKING/JOGGING ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x36617858 MONDAY--STRENTH TRAIN AND WALK RUN OR SWIM FOR A COMBINATION OF 45 MINUTES <BR> <BR> TUESDAY=WALK RUN SWIM ONE MILE AND ADD SPEED EVERY 5 MINUTES FOR 1 MINUTES HAS YOU DO THE MILE <BR> <BR> WED. STRENGT TRAIN <BR> <BR> THURDAY-WALK RUN OR SWIM AS FAST HAS YOU CAN FOR 25 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST AND RELAX <BR> <BR> SATURDAY--WALK RUN OR SWIM FOR 1 MILE <BR> <BR> SUNFAY--REST AND RELAX <BR> Sat, 11 Sep 2010 08:29:47 EST HERE IS A TIME SAVER WHEN COOKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36494613 A salt and peeper blend lets you quickly.season by the pinch MIX TWO PARTS SALT to 1 part pepper in a small bowl to have handy when as you cook. You can customize by adding some of your favoite spices you use to cook with too. Store in a tight contanier for every time you cook and you save time by not having to seach for you cooking spices. Sun, 5 Sep 2010 09:13:00 EST Non-conv entional medicine for chronic pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36492461 This is a forum for ideas about how to keep going when you have few options. Your doctor has told you that you are going to be in pain for the rest of your life and that there is little you can do about it... Except take drugs that leave you sick with side effects. Or ones that don't even work. You feel like a glorified guinea pig. <BR> <BR> How do you find ways to really fix your problem, instead of taking his word for your sentence. That is what it feels like... a prison sentence. Yo... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 04:12:08 EST HERE IS ANOTHER WALKING ROUTINE FOR ALL TO TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x36477831 WEEK ONE THERE ARE 6 WEEKS TO THIS SO EACH WEEK I WILL POST A NEW ONE <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> MON- STRENGHT TRAIN THE BEST YOU CAN TUES-WALK FOR 25 MINUTES AND IF YOU CAN TRY JOGGING FOR A FEW SECONDS <BR> <BR> WED.-REST DAY <BR> <BR> THURS DAY STRENTGH TRAIN THE BEST YOU CAN AND WALK FOR 15 MINUTES <BR> FRIDAY-REST AND RELAX <BR> <BR> SAT. TRY WALKING 1 MILE IF YOU CAN IF NOT WALK AS FAR AS YOU CAN AND EACH FRIDAY TRY GOING A LITTLE BIT FURTHER <BR> <BR> SUNDAY REST AND ... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 08:55:24 EST MY BLUEBERRY OAT PANCAKES WITH MAPLE YOGURT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36347395 It took me awhile to make over a pancake recipe so it will be more healthy and here it is <BR> NEED <BR> Onwe cuo old fashion rolled oats <BR> 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese <BR> Egg suppotues equaling 2 large eggs or use 2 large eggs <BR> 1 Teaspoon vannilla extract <BR> 1 cup blueberries(fresh or frozen thawed) <BR> 3/4 cuo low fat greek yogurt <BR> 1 Tablespoon Mable sryup <BR> In a blender or food processor combine the rolled oats with the cottage cheese, 2 large eggs or the egg subsitut... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 10:09:59 EST Silly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36297239 I had to do a lot of cooking today for my daughter's orchestra pot-luck dinner. How does everyone add the foods that you end up tasting as you cook? Do you just guesstimate, or do you forget about it? Between tasting for seasoning in potato, pasta, and black bean salads I probably ended up eating 1/2 cup of food! I'm definitely not going to count the brownie batter I licked off the whisk! <em>246</em> <BR> Carole Thu, 26 Aug 2010 16:32:59 EST BUILD A SAFER BURGER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36186436 . Double Bag at the grocery store or butcher place your package of ground meat in a plastic bag so that no meat juices can leak onto your other food. <BR> 2 Be obessive keep raw meat separate form other foods your are prepping (more so if you are making something with raw ingredients) afterward wash down your counter tops and cutting boards with a solution of 1 tablespoon belach to 1 quart water or use a sanitizing counter top spray <BR> 3.Measure the heat it is not enough for your burger to ... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 10:46:48 EST New to SparkPeople and looking for friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x36175163 My story is similar to that of many other cancer survivors. I was diagnosed with anal cancer (who knew!) in April 2005, underwent surgery and chemo-radiation and was declared cancer free. My real problems started a year later. I was suffering adverse side effects from radiation therapy-it burned the heck out of my insides. <BR> <BR> Five years and twelve surgeries later I have a body that looks like Frankenstein's wife. I have a colostomy, need a urostomy, had to have my abdominal wall ... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:36:55 EST MY HEARTY BANAN MUFFINS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x36062569 1/2 CUPS HONEY TOSTED OATS CRERAL CHRUSHED <BR> 1 1/4 CUP WHOLE WHEAT PASTRY FLOUR OR ANY WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR <BR> 1/2 CUP EVAPORATED CAN JUICE CRYSTALS <BR> 1 TABLESPOON BAKING POWDER <BR> 1/2 TEASPOON SALT (YOU CAN LOWER THE AMOUNT IF YOU NEED TO) <BR> 1 CUP MASHED BANANAS (ABOUT 3 MEDIUM BANANS AND CAN USE ORGANIC ONES TO) <BR> 1/2 CUP NONFAT MILK (CAN USE PLAIN YOGURT OR SOY MILK BUT IT CHANGES THE FLAVOR) <BR> 2 EGG WHITES <BR> 1/3 CUP CONOLO OIL <BR> 1 TEASPOON PURE VANNILA EXTRACT <BR> ... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 09:59:33 EST Hello, Im new here and trying to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x36039436 Hi, I hope this time I can be successful, I have 2 friends to work out with now, my trouble is that I like fruits and veggies and my husband does not always buy the healthies things, plus, its really hard to eat healthy when you have barely any money. Why is it that junk food costs less than healthy food? I want to get back to what I was when I met my husband 6 yrs ago. I have trouble with food. I also have the over weight gene(sp) in my family so it really suck. I tend to over eat, cau... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 21:47:57 EST Good morning from the UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x35931665 Hello all. I'm Tigz, and I live in England. I'm quite severely overweight, and I'm working on fixing that. But no-one is an island, and I need, I mean, really *need* help. Encouragement and advice wouldn't go amiss too, as I've had no joy in losing weight in the past; I've put all that behind me now though, and I'm starting again! You've probably been where I am too, I'm sure you know what it's like much better than I do. <BR> <BR> My story started a few years back, when I was involved in a ... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 04:14:32 EST WHAT WORKOUT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR IN PAIN ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2622x14504x35918520 I WALK ARE DO YOGA Sun, 8 Aug 2010 12:48:44 EST MY CANTALOUPE AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x35786340 I am not a big eater of contaloupe but after coming up with this recipe I now eat more often <BR> This makes 4 side dish servings <BR> Remove the peel and seeds from one small cantaloupe or honeydew melon discard the seeds and peelings. Cut melon into 1/2 inch chunks. Arrange on a large plate. Drizzle 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice and one tablespoon extra virgin olibe oil over the melon then sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt Scatter 2 ounces fresh goat cheese that is crumbled an... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 10:46:17 EST MY TURKEY BURGERS AND THEY ARE GOOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x35763743 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> 1/2 CUP MINCED SCALLIONS <BR> 1/4 TESPOON SEA SALT <BR> 1/4 TEASPOON BLACK PEPPER <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS REDUCED FAT SOUR CREAM <BR> 4 TEASPOONS WHORCESHIRE SAUCE <BR> 1 1/2 POUND LEAN GROUND TURKEY <BR> NON STICK COOKING SPRAY (OLIVE OIL) <BR> 3M OUNCES BLUE CHEESE CRUMBLED <BR> 6 WHOLE WHEAT HAMBURGER BUNS SPLIT <BR> 2 FIRM RIPE TOMATOES SLICED 1/4 INCH THICK <BR> 1 JUST RIPED AVOCADO THINLY SLICED <BR> 1 MEDUIM RED ONION THINLY SLICED <BR> <BR> In a small skillet wa... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 10:03:20 EST MY SIMPLE CORN RELISH RECIPE THAT I MADE HEALTHY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x35685043 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn (fresh works the best) <BR> 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper <BR> 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives ( dried ones work ok but not as good) <BR> 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot <BR> 1 tablespoon seeded and finely chopped jalapeno pepper ( can eliminate if you don't spicey stuff but with small amount it really is not that hot) <BR> 1 tablespoon cider vinegar <BR> 1 teaspoon olive oil <BR> 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (regular is ok but not as healthy) <BR> 1... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 10:17:14 EST BEET TABBOULEH MY NEW RECIPE MADE OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x35602988 IN A LARGE BOWL COMBINE 3/4 CUPS BULGER, 1 SMALL GLOVE GARLIC CRUSHED WITH A PRESS, AND 1 CUP BOILING WATER. COVER WITH A LARGE PLATE AND LET IT STAND FOR 30 MINUTES OR UNTIL NUGER HAS SOFTENED AND WATER IS ABSORBED. ADD TO THE BOWL 2 MEDUIM PEELED AND SHREDED BEETS, 1 LARGE YELLOW PEPPER FINELY CHOPPED, 2 THINLY SLICED GREEN ONOINS, 1/2 CUP PACKED FRESH FLAT LEAF PARSLEY WITH LEAVES AND FINELY CHOPED. 1/3 CUP PACKED FINELY CHOPPED FRESH BASIL WITH LEAVES. 1/3 CUP FINELY CHOPPED FRESH MINT LE... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 08:39:13 EST NEVER GIVE UP ONSELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x35565444 Team I am so proud of the work you are doing. DOn't ever give up onself. I know some days being in pain can be hard to handle working out. But I am here to say don't let the pain stop you. DOn't give up on self. If you don't feel like working out get up and go for a walk and I promise you that you will find you have walked futher than you thought, Keep saying I can do this. I know you can. I am here to prove that you can and I am also here for what ever you might need <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:02:25 EST GRILLED BALSAMIC PEACHES AND FROZEN YOGURT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x35457686 I MADE THIS RECIPE OVER TO FIT IN MY DIET <BR> 1/2 CUP BALSAMIC VINEGAR <BR> 2 TEASPOONS DARK BROWN SUGAR (HAS FEWER CALORIES) <BR> 1/2 TEASPOON PURE VANILLA EXTRACT (THE BEST IF YOU CAN FIND IT IS MEXICAN VANILLA IT IS PURE AND BETTER TO USE IN RECIPES) <BR> 1/8 TEASPOON BALCK PEEPER <BR> 3 LARGE JUST RIPE PEACHES HALVED AND CUT OUT SEEDS <BR> 2 TEASPOONS CANOLA OIL <BR> 2 TEASPOONS UNSLATED BUTTER, MELTED <BR> 6 SCOOPS LOW FAT VANILLA FROZEN YOGURT (AND MAKE SURE IT IS PURE YOGURT SOME COMP... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 08:49:23 EST MY PROTEIN PACKED COOKIES MADE OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x35255529 NEEDED <BR> 1 cup whole grain flour <BR> 1 cup wheat bran]1 cup vanilla protien powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon baking soda <BR> 1 tablespoon pinapple juice <BR> 1 cup unsweeted apple sauce <BR> 2 egg whites <BR> 1 teaspoon pure vanilla exctract <BR> 1/2 teaspoon pure coconut extract (opitional) <BR> 1 cup finely chopped fresh pineappe <BR> <BR> PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 SPRAY A COOKIE SHEET WITH NO STICK COOKING SPRAY <BR> <BR> IN A SMALL BOWL PUT IN THE PINEAPPLE JUICE <BR> <BR> IN A LARGE BOWL MIX T... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 10:58:16 EST MY FOREST GRATIN WITH ZABSGLIONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x35179920 Distrubute 1 pound and 2 ounces of mixed berries among 4 individual heatproof dishes. Preheat broiler. Beat 3 egg yolks 1/3 cup artifical sweetner and 2 tablespoons regular suger, add 2 tablespoon Grand Marnier (orange flavored liquer or a flavor of your choice) in a heat proof bowl with a whisk or hand mixer on medium. Set bowl over a pan of simmering water smf cook, whisking constantly for 8 tp 10 minutes or until thickened. (DO NOT LET THE MIXTURE BOIL). Remove from heat and stir in finely... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 09:24:53 EST MY MEDITERANEAN PASTA SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x35077908 Cook 8 ounces whole wheat pasta shells according to package intructrtions. Meanwhile, combine zest and juice of 1 lemon and 2 teaspoons olive oil extra virgin in a large bowl:whisk. Add a 13.75 ounce of can artichoke hearts DRAINED, 8 ounces fresh part skim mozzarella cheese, chopped. And 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper, toss to combine. Place 1 cup frozen thawed peas in s colsnder; drain pasta over peas. Add pasta and peas to artichock mixture; toss. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Serve Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:55:37 EST hi i'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x35066097 Hi everyone, I am new to the team and I joined spark people a few weeks ago! I am having a rough time right now because I am 29 years old and deal with a lot of health problems and this has caused me to lose friends. I also have chronic pain in my back and legs and I now have a permanent neurostimulator implanted. Sometimes I get really depressed because I hate being in pain and in sick all the time. It also makes it hard to go to school which is what I am doing. The doctors think I have... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 20:49:22 EST MY HOME MADE FRUIT DIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34751735 NEEDED 1 8 ounce bar reduced fat or no fat cream cheese <BR> 1/4 cup Marshmellow fluff <BR> 3 Tablespoons Sugar free preserves flavor of your choice. <BR> <BR> Combine all ingreadients in a blender and blend throughly. <BR> Serve with fresh fruit <BR> <BR> Number of servings 12 <BR> Serving size 2 Tablespoons <BR> Calories 90 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 08:47:09 EST I am new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x34642833 My name is Barbara, age 70. I was involved in an auto accident in 2003. A vehicle came from a side road at a high rate of speed and hit the passenger side door, where I was sitting. We were traveling on a busy highway. The accident caused permanent damage to my right hip, upper rt. shoulder & arm, broke a vertebra in two, and hurt my left knee. I am glad to say that I was not killed that day. It was a terrible accident. God was with me. In 2006 I had spine fusion, it was successful. But for t... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:01:42 EST MY MAKED OVERED ORANAGE SALAD WITH NOW BLACK BEANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34537618 WARM BLACK BEAM AND ORANGE SALAD <BR> <BR> Heat 2 TBPS virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. ADD 1/2 OF A THINLY SLICED SMALL RED ONION and season the onion slices with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce the heat to meduim-low, and cook the onion for about 7 minutes or until carmelizized. STIR IN 1/2 TSP GROUND CUMIN, and cook the onion slices for another minute. Deglaze the skillet with the ZEST AND JUICE OF ONE ORANGE AND and then ADD 1 (15 OZ) CAN BLACK BEANS THAT HAVE BEEN R... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 11:26:32 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x34480482 Hi! I'm Debbie & today is my first day here. I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees & spine, 2 herniated disks L5-S1 & L4-L5, spondylothesis in neck, & Fibromyalgia among a few other things. I've been in pain since 1997. I was a nurse, LPN. <BR> <BR> I recently quit smoking (2 months) & now it's time to lose some weight & get healthier. <BR> <BR> Glad to be here! So much info, encouragement, & motivation! I look forward to getting to know you all! <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 30 May 2010 20:57:35 EST MY TRIPLE CHOCOLATE SURPISE BROWNIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34471222 NEED <BR> 1 cup black beans rinsed and well drained <BR> 2 TPSP light olive oil <BR> 1/2 cup thawed and sqeezed dried frozen spinach <BR> 1/4 cup applesauce <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 egg yolk <BR> 3/4 cup sugar <BR> 3 TBSP unsweetend cocoa <BR> 1 1/2 TBBS instant expresso powder <BR> 3ounces chopped bitter sweet chocalte <BR> 2 TBSP unsalted butter <BR> 2 tsp vannilla extract <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 cup whole wheat flour <BR> 1/3 cup mini chocalote chips <BR> 1/3 cup chopped pecans <BR> <BR> Pr... Sun, 30 May 2010 10:22:54 EST SOURDOUGH CROUTONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34454186 Cut 6 to 8 ounces of sourdough our your other favoirite bread into 1/2 inch cubes. ( you will need 31/4 cup bread cubes). In a 12 inch skillet, heat 1 TBSP olive oil on medium heat until hot. Add bread cubes and sprinkle with 1/8th tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper,1/8 tsp basil, 1/8 tsp, oregeno, 1/8 tsp each of ginger and itail seanenings. Cook 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted and crisp stiring frequently. Cool completely on paper towels. You can aslo take a baking sheet and spray with oilve oil coo... Sat, 29 May 2010 09:24:13 EST MY WATERCRESS AND PEACHES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34349275 In a ;arge bowl coombine 6 to 7 oz. watercress 2 peaches pitted and chopped. 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice, 1/8 tsp. salt (oppitional) 1/8 tsp black pepper, Toss gently until coated. Drizzle with 1 TBSP olive oil and gently toss again. Top with 1/4 cup roasted shelled pistachios. <BR> THIS MAKES $ SREVINGS with 105 calories and 3 gram protien <BR> Mon, 24 May 2010 11:28:02 EST TANGERINE AND AVOCADO SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34325388 NEEDS <BR> 3 TBS FRESH LIME JUICE <BR> 4 TBSP HONEY <BR> 1 TBSP BALSAMIC VINEGAR <BR> 1/2 TSP SALT OR SALT TO TASTE OR NO SALT AT ALL <BR> 1/8 TSP. CAYENNE PEPPER <BR> 6 TANGERINES <BR> 1 AVOCADO HALVED PITTED, PEELED AND THINLY SLICED CROSSWISE <BR> 3 T ROASTED SUNFLOWER SEEDS <BR> <BR> IN A LARGE BOWL, WHISK TOGETHER THE LIME JUICE, HONEY, BALSAMIC VINEGAR, SALT (IF USING) AND CAYENNE PEPPER. <BR> <BR> WITH A VEGABLE PEELER PEEL 3 LONG STRIPS OF ZEST FROM 1 TANGERINE CUT THE STRIPS INTO 1... Sun, 23 May 2010 09:06:02 EST A QUCK AND GOOD SALAD RECIPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34243503 WATER CRESS AND PEACHES <BR> In a large bowl combine 6 to 7 oz or water cress, 2 peaches pitted and chopped, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. gorund pepper. <BR> Toss all these ingrediants gently until everything is coated. Then drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and ently toss again. Top with 1/4 cup nuts of your choice. <BR> <BR> This makes 4 servings at 105 calories and 3 grams protien and no unhealth fat Wed, 19 May 2010 09:44:07 EST MY OWN HOMEMADE SALD I CONJOURED UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34219446 I know this made not sound good but it is <BR> BROWN RICE SALAD <BR> Perpare 2 packages (7.4 to 8.8 oz) heat and serve brown rice accordind to package directions. Transfer rice to a large bowl and let cool completely. To the same bowl ad 5 raddishes each cut in half and thinly sliced, 1 small carrot coursely shreded, 1 cup frozen soy beans that are thawed, 1/3 cup of viinaigrette dressing of your choice (I liked the honey musturd) and 1/2 tsp. pealed and graded fresh ginger. Stir w... Tue, 18 May 2010 09:10:07 EST HERE IS ANOTHER DRINK RECIPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34199530 1 TBSP sugar <BR> 1 TBSP. Orange tang <BR> 1 tsp ground cloves <BR> 1 tsp cinnamom <BR> Mix all ingredants together. <BR> <BR> Stir 2 to 3 tsp of mixture into 1 cup hot water. <BR> You can drink this hot or cold taste good both ways Mon, 17 May 2010 12:31:02 EST HERE IS AN EASY ASIMPLE AND GOOD FOR YOU BREAKFAST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34171858 NEEDED <BR> 1/2 cup cooked brown rice <BR> 2 to 3 TBSP low fat milk this depends on how solid you want to make this <BR> 1 1/2 tsp sugar free maple syrup <BR> 1/2 tps cinnamon add more to your your taste <BR> 1/2 tps each slivered almonds and raisins <BR> Place all ingreadients in a microwaveable bowl and heat for 5 minutes. <BR> <BR> Servings 1 calories around 120. Sun, 16 May 2010 09:06:26 EST HERE IS A DIET COMFORT DRINK FOR ALL TO ENJOY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14504x34153513 In a microwavable mug mix 1 cup fat free milk, 2 tsp. honey and 2 pinches each of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom.. Heat for in microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes and sit back and enjoy. <BR> This recipe has only 100 calories Sat, 15 May 2010 08:44:28 EST newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14504x34099879 Hi my name is Ginette. This is taking a lot of my strength I have left to join these depression teams. I just recently admitted that I needed help to my neuropsychologist who is helping me deal with things from my collision. I scared myself this weekend. Just the thoughts, but I did. I think it might be good if I find friends that are dealing with similiar issues. <BR> Wed, 12 May 2010 20:30:03 EST