SparkPeople CruisinOn Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14739 Let's keep on going down the highway to success. And let's fill the bus with all our friends so the journey is fun. SparkPeople CruisinOn Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14739 Five food myths busted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x46898198 <link>health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth<BR>/food-myths-busted </link> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:48:50 EST September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x44074542 I am home again. The parrot and I got along fine. He always got his way and my food. Enjoyed spending time with my 15 year old DGS. And it was so cool! I do have a cold now though. Unfortunately I have not been good about getting my allergy shots this summer. That is the main reason I ever catch a cold. I always plan to do better and still slip occasionaly. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 01:20:37 EST AUGUST DAILY CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x43315651 I gave in to candy today. It just makes me tired, so don't know why I do it. <BR> <BR> So glad your husband is feeling better. In the post I can not find, I agreed with your husband that the play group parents are taking advantage of you. Going to the park and alternating volunteers to bring treats sounds good until winter comes. Also a rule that no one drops off their children and leaves unless they have made special arrangements with another parent to watch them and get them home. <BR>... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:57:57 EST June Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x42177810 Just getting around to this. We can start posting here now. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 19:58:51 EST May Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x41558300 HI and apologies. I got home around 5:30 pm last Mon. and was really tired Tuesday. Then I had meneries symptoms off and on all week. In between I did errands and appointments. <BR> Did not feel up to dealing with this new computer e-mail system. Last night I tried, but everything went wrong just shut down the computer. Today Joe showed me where the new system is that my grandson was able to set up for us. He also transferred data from old hard drive to new one. He has finally gotte... Sun, 1 May 2011 18:48:46 EST APRIL DAILY CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x41245207 I really messed up putting April Daily Dare rather than Daily Chat. You must haVe wondered what was going on. And I've been wondering why you haven't posted. Now I KNOW. THERE WAS NO PLACE IN WHICH TO DO IT. SO NOW I KNOW. <BR> <BR> We have finally zeroed in on the causes of my headaches. I am feeling much better but still have some treatments before they leave completely. I will be seeing a sacrum/cranial specialist and then having acupuncture for sinus congestion. I will continue w... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:03:55 EST APRIL DAILY DARE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x41211565 Went for a massage today. She worked on my shoulders, neck and head. Headache is hanging on. Hope you are still feeling better along with the kids. <BR> <BR> Talk to you tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Gaylinn Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:29:56 EST March Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x40266993 I am sorry that my day has been so busy that I had no time until now to start this thread. I read your posts on Feb. Daily Chat. Everyone getting ready for a birthday. Sending Happy Birthday wishes. <BR> <BR> Helen, I am so relieved that your husband is helping you so much during this time of so much stress. I hope that you are able to find relief very soon. <BR> <BR> Anissa, you will get on track after your workout with your trainer today. I was able to do pilates with ;;my trainer tod... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 20:45:52 EST FEBRUARY DAILY CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x39623967 I am looking at the start of a new month to start watching my diet more closely. Must release this weight that I have gained. Did pilates for 30 min. with my trainer. And had my hair colored at 8:30 this morning. Really like the lighter color. That is early for me to be out and about these days. Have to be up and out by 8 am tomorrow. Ugh! <BR> <BR> Helen, hope all went well with your doctor's appointment. <BR> <BR> Hugs, Gaylinn Wed, 2 Feb 2011 00:33:47 EST JANUARY DAILY CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x38801053 WLCOME TO 2011. Claim ultimate health and healthy habits. <BR> <BR> Wishing you a year full of love, happiness and health. <BR> <BR> Hugs and blessings, Gaylinn Sun, 2 Jan 2011 02:47:06 EST DECEMBER DAILY CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x38215719 I can not believe it is Dec. already. Happy Holiday month. Wed, 1 Dec 2010 00:14:23 EST DECEMBER--IN AND OUT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x38215674 DECEMBER 1-- <BR> <BR> DECEMBER 8-- <BR> <BR> DECEMBER 15-- <BR> <BR> DECEMBER 22-- <BR> <BR> DECEMBRR 29-- <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 00:11:01 EST NOVEMBER DAILY CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x37686982 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 12:16:23 EST NOVEMBER : IN or OUT Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x37661495 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>429</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> This challenge is about seeing if you can lose or maintain your weight this month. Since we are all trying to lose and/or maintain, this is a good one for all of us. We can cheer each other on and use this as a little push and motivation to help us get closer to our goals. <BR> Here is how it works: Post your starting weight. Then once a week we will all weigh in and if... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:52:17 EST OCTOBER DAILY CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x37045253 Welcome to Oct. Another new start. Of course one can get refocused anytime, but the first day of a new month lends itself so well to new beginnings. <BR> <BR> I have been offline for 2 days. Just did not want to write. My journal even went by the wayside. I did do many other things including acupuncture and nails. After releasing those 7 pounds, I binged on ice cream. I vow that I am not going to play that up and down game this time. Thank goodness for the In and Out Challenge. Than... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:20:55 EST OCTOBER: IN or OUT Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x36995005 <em>147</em> <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>421</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>333</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> This challenge is about seeing if you can lose or maintain your weight this month. Since we are all trying to lose and/or maintain, this is a good one for all of us. We can cheer each other on and use this as a little push and motivation to help us get closer to our goals. <BR> Here is how it works: Post your starting weight. Then once a week we will all we... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:46:38 EST Sept. Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x36420764 Good morning. <BR> <BR> I DID MY WEIGH-IN and am ready to start the challenge. I wrapped and mailed four books requested from paperbackswap.com members. I am trying to do all the little things that need doing before I leave tomorrow. I paid the bill and ordered new checks among other things. <BR> <BR> Happy new beginnings this Sept. first. <BR> <BR> Anissa, I think your weight loss goal is a bit high and that you will be upset with yourself if your do not make it. Why don't you aim for ... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 14:51:34 EST September IN or OUT Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x36417929 This challenge is about seeing if you can lose or maintain your weight this month. Since we are all trying to lose and/or maintain, this is a good one for all of us. We can cheer each other on and use this as a little push and motivation to help us get closer to our goals. <BR> Here is how it works: Post your starting weight. Then once a week we will all weigh in and if your weight goes down or stays the same you are IN and if it goes up you are OUT. It's all just fun and we're all in this to... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 12:45:47 EST August Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x35804716 Today is the day for the new daily chat. This is also the day to start gtting exercise hugs for Aug. <BR> <BR> Here is a message I got from Cathy on Facebook. <BR> <BR> Cathy ThompsonAugust 2, 2010 at 10:25pm <BR> Re: Hi <BR> Hi Gaylinn <BR> Good to hear from you! Sorry I haven't been to the Cruisin on team. I'm not on Spark much except for my Lupus group. I don't bother with points anymore and I can't do most of the exercises because they are too hard on me. <BR> <BR> That's an old pic ... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 01:23:38 EST August Exercise Hugs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x35658133 August will be coming soon, and I am posting this so you can all get prepared. <BR> <BR> During August we will each get one hug for each minute we exercise. <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> We will post by the week and keep a daily total and a running overall total. Lets aim for 150 hearts this week!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> August 1 <BR> Daily total <BR> <BR> Running total <BR> <BR> August 2 <BR> DT <BR> <BR> RT <BR> <BR> August 3 <BR> DT <BR> <BR> RT <BR> ... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 01:40:28 EST JULY GOAL AND PROGRESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x35259444 Ready, Set, Go! <BR> <BR> This thread is for setting just one goal which can have more than 1 part. Keep it simple. We will also report our progress here. <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal is to reduce sugar intake and eat more protein. Doing well so far today. Evening is the hard time for me to get through without caving. <em>492</em> <em>45</em> <em>258</em> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 14:11:13 EST June Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x34571948 Today this chat thread is officially open. Post away! Thu, 3 Jun 2010 19:46:44 EST May Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x33894513 Welcome to May. May we all meet a goal or 2 this month. Tue, 4 May 2010 00:19:06 EST April Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x33118374 Welcome to April. Another new month to make new starts and changes to your road map. I am going for more fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 00:01:08 EST April Flowers Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x33118291 <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> My yard is ablaze with colorful flower blossoms. So this month we will earn a flower for each fitness minute. I will not have the fewest minutes in April. I am stepping up my momentum today. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 23:56:25 EST Welcome! Introduce Yourself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x32390841 The thread is for new members to introduce themselves and for members to welcome them. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 22:04:19 EST EXERCISING FOR 4 LEAF CLOVERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x32362129 This month we will get 1 four leaf clover for each fitness minute. <BR> <BR> My total is going up this month! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 23:27:13 EST Congratu lations, Anissa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x32361929 In the Exercise for Hearts Challenge Anissa earned 765 <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> The toal hearts earned by Anissa, Helen and Gaylinn was 1,631. <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 23:19:34 EST March 2010 Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x32328380 A new month; a new start. Lets go into March like lions and come out with the same vigor. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:01:26 EST Exercising for Valentine Hearts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x31706770 <em>26</em> This challenge starts today, Feb. 5. <BR> <BR> For each minute you exercise you earn one valentine heart. Lets see how many we can earn together during the month of February. <BR> <BR> We each need to keep a running total and a daily total. For example: <BR> Feb. 5 <BR> DVT 70 <BR> RVT 100 <BR> <BR> Feb.4 <BR> DVT 30 <BR> RVT 30 <BR> <BR> These are just examples. <BR> <BR> Lets go, team! <em>244</em> Thu, 4 Feb 2010 23:41:13 EST FEBRUARY 2010 DAILY CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x31594395 Happy February Team and Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> I hope it's OK I started the new thread. <BR> <BR> We have a Birthday to celebrate here. It's Irene's (FISHINGLADY65) Birthday! Make sure to send her some birthday wishes!!! <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Gaylinn~ I hope you are continuing to feel better and that the herbal tea worked like a charm. I just checked out your page and it looks wonderful. I love your goals for 2010. Your page always motictes me. How exciting to celebrate 50 years t... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:11:38 EST JANUARY DAILY CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x30652267 HAPPY NEW YEAR! <BR> <em>411</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>107</em> <BR> WELCOME 2010!! <BR> <BR> We are beginning a fresh new journey! Are you all ready to come along?? We will meet many challenges, some easy, some hard, but all will help us get to our goals. We will make some exciting new discoveries and successes, a life long journey - and it's all for you! The most important person in your life. So grab ahold, we are about to begin! <BR> <BR> Are you with us? Fri, 1 Jan 2010 10:57:12 EST December Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x30030164 I am starting Dec. a little early as I will be in Ventura for my injection procedure on Dec. 1. I will go over on Monday and return Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great start to this new week. <BR> <BR> Hugs, Gaylinn Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:05:28 EST November Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x29536627 Welcome to Nov. Sorry to be late starting the new thread. I will be on reading your posts and responding later today, Nov. 5. <BR> <BR> Hugs, Gaylinn Thu, 5 Nov 2009 00:47:40 EST September Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x28094841 <em>235</em> to September. <BR> <BR> Helen - We are looking forward to hearing about the baby. <BR> <BR> Jolie - way to go on staying with the 8mm, you will get to the rest. Cool that your cousins your doing so well. <BR> <BR> Brenda - Glad you had fun at the reunion. <BR> <BR> Gaylinn, Cool you were able to clear out some items from your house into your neighbors yard sale. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to an awesome month. <BR> <BR> BC <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Sep 2009 00:41:28 EST An Emoticon Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x27751231 Give it a try... <BR> <BR> ------------------ <em>186</em> ------------- <BR> ------------- <em>186</em> ------------------ <BR> ------------------------------- <em>186</em> <em>105</em> <BR> ----------------------- <em>186</em> -------- <BR> --------------------------- <em>186</em> ---- <BR> ---------------------------- <em>186</em> --- Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:03:18 EST Daily Chat for August 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x27391312 Hello everyone; Welcome to August. <BR> <BR> It has been a whole month since I visited with you. Life has been fun this last month, working my new job so spending a lot of time away from home. My family is so supportive with all the changes. <BR> <BR> BC Fri, 31 Jul 2009 22:08:47 EST Daily Chat for July 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x26698937 Greetings, <BR> I have started the new thread. I have done a 2 mile WATP DVD and then a 60 minute walk logging 8,000 steps on my pedometer this morning:) Hope all is well with everyone! <BR> Brenda Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:50:25 EST Sensational For The Week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x26147681 Who is Sensational for the week on our Sensational in Summer Challenge? <BR> <BR> DRUM ROLL PLEASE--- <BR> <BR> The winner is ------- <BR> <BR> Metamorphosis with 543 points. <BR> <BR> Congratulations on winning the title and all the hard work you did to earn those points. <BR> <BR> Our winner receives a tiara goodie. <BR> <BR> <em>285</em> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>214</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>283</em> Sun, 7 Jun 2009 23:56:01 EST CruisinOn Bootcamp to get back/stay on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x26141145 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Most of you probably don't know me because I haven't been around in a while due to gaining back all the weight I lost while on 3hourdiet site and here. But I am back and need a link in our group to help me stay focused on meeting my goals and helping to motivate others to do the same, especially if we have temporarily fallen off track. I thought this could be a topic to do that in. <BR> <BR> 1) Enter your goal for the day and if you met it. <BR> 2) Enter a brief ove... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 19:27:16 EST June - Getting ready for Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x25994717 June is the end of spring and the beginning of summer. What are is your goal this month so you are ready to have an awesome summer? <BR> <BR> I ending May breaking below 300 pounds again, this time it is for good. My goal is to loss 5 more pounds this month. Increase the distance I ride my bike from 8 miles to 14. And will cook dinners at home times and pack my lunch every work day. <BR> <BR> BC Mon, 1 Jun 2009 23:43:56 EST Daily Chat for June, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x25994515 I cannot believe it is June already. Welcome to June and good by to May, May was a successful month for me. <BR> <BR> BC Mon, 1 Jun 2009 23:33:12 EST Sensational in Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x25962701 Sensational in Summer Challenge--Week One <BR> <BR> Changing old habits and forming new ones. <BR> <BR> This will be a four week challenge and will change weekly. You will earn points for each part that you complete each day. I will set up a template which you can copy and paste in a reply for keeping track of your points. My copy will be right above this post in my first reply. <BR> <BR> The member who gets the most points each week will be named Sensational of the Week. There will be ... Sun, 31 May 2009 23:35:29 EST Hi Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x25595180 I am Irene. Nita sent me here to join your team. I am a lifetime weight watcher member but I still want to lose TEN pounds. <BR> I'll see you on the threads. Sun, 17 May 2009 04:12:56 EST What do these words have in common? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x25311317 Here is a set of words, what do they all have in common? <BR> <BR> fat, rat, bat, were, we, bet, saw, and Ted. <BR> <BR> I will post the answer tomorrow night along with another set of words. Wed, 6 May 2009 01:17:00 EST MAY DAY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x25182022 Welcome to the May Day Challenge. The important word in this challenge is DAY. Everyday this month let's start with a personal challenge. You set your daily goal and your share your success. <BR> <BR> Goal May 1 - today I will not complain about my job to anyone. I will respond with a positive productive comment. <BR> <BR> What is your May 1st goal? <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2009 09:23:06 EST May - Getting to know you in threes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x25181472 What is your: <BR> 1 - Favorite Spark Game? - I have enjoyed the color game this last month. <BR> 2 - Favorite Spark Activity? - I love to visit people pages. <BR> 3 - Favorite Quick Meal to fix? - I have enjoy making pasta this past month with marinara sauce. Fri, 1 May 2009 09:06:32 EST What's the 1st word this word makes you think of? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x25181341 May Fri, 1 May 2009 09:02:04 EST May Flowers - Share the Beautiful of life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x25180903 May is the time for sharing of new life. Let's share things that being us joy and happiness. What made you happy today? <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2009 08:48:11 EST Daily Chat for May, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x25180639 Good Morning everyone. Can you believe it is May already. Time just Flies by. <BR> <BR> My goal for April was to drop below 300 pounds, but instead of loosing 20 I only dropped 16. So for May I will loose 10 pounds. I had 4 days that I want over my cal count and several days that we didn't go on a bike ride due to weather or just plain exhaustion. I did increase my riding distance from under a block to over 2 miles. My May goal is to increase my distance to 7 miles, and to ride at le... Fri, 1 May 2009 08:39:03 EST April--What I want to know about you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x25026018 1. What was the last movie you saw at the theater, DVD or TV? <BR> <BR> 2. What sports have you played either on a team or for fun? <BR> <BR> 3. What flavor cake do you prefer? <BR> <BR> 4. What are your 2 favorite things to do by yourself besides communicating on SparkPeople <BR> <BR> 1. Last movie I saw was Waitress on VCR. <BR> <BR> 2. Volleyball, softball, tennis, basketball. The first 2 on teams. <BR> <BR> 3. German Chocolate <BR> <BR> 4. I like to read and work Sudokus. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 20:01:02 EST An Easter Challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x24602766 To help us stay on track for the Easter Weekend I have a challenge for us all. <BR> <BR> For Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, let's commit to tracking all the food you eat, and report here only if you are over or under you goal amount for calories and fat. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> <em>42</em> <em>250</em> <BR> Over, Under, and right on. <BR> <BR> So post 2 thumbs, the first one for calories and the second one for fat. <BR> <BR> This will at least keep us thinking about what is g... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 10:18:26 EST Does Stress Make Us Fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x24375951 From: Heidi Corp Nutritionist Albertsons/SUPERVALU <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, recent research proves that even if you eat healthfully and exercise, chronic stress can not only add pounds but may also prevent you from losing weight. This happens because during a stressful day, your body releases potent hormones called adrenaline and cortisol. These are our “fight or flight” hormones which tell our body to replenish that energy even though you haven’t used very many calories. In turn, this in... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 17:24:06 EST April - Go outside and tell me what you see.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x24319547 I love the spring, so many beautiful things popping out of the ground. The trees are a live and there is music in the air. <BR> <BR> Please share the beauty you see this month. <BR> <BR> BC Wed, 1 Apr 2009 00:18:15 EST Daily Chat for April, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x24317536 Wow, March sure went by fast. Now its April and swimsuit season is just around the corner. <BR> <BR> After committing to the bike ride in June, I have recommitted to release these pounds that crept back in over the last year. Today I complete my second day of being 100% on plan. Actually tracked all food consumption for both days. I hope by then of June to be back down under 300 pounds. <BR> <BR> I hope my bike is ready on Saturday so we can go for a Sunday ride. <BR> <BR> BC Tue, 31 Mar 2009 22:51:30 EST APRIL SHOWERS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x24306814 APRIL SHOWERS CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> SHOWER YOURSELF WITH GOOD AND WASH AWAY THE BAD!!! <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is about adding a goal to facilitate your journey and washing away a bad habit that may be holding you back. Let's do this as successfully as we gave up something in March. We definitely conquered those lions. <BR> <BR> <BR> My Goals: <BR> I am going to add 3 30 min. walks a week. I will refrain from drinking Bailey's Irish Creme which I used last month in place of cand... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:31:20 EST Earth Hour Tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x24209434 Turn out. Take action. <BR> Be part of this historic event. <BR> March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time <BR> <BR> World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions. <BR> <BR> What do we hope to accomplish through Earth Hour 2009? <BR> <BR> * Through Earth Hour, WWF hopes to cre... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:34:16 EST GAMES ANYONE? WEEK 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x23974993 Thought this game would be fun to try. <BR> <BR> This game will be to name 12 things that are yellow...when we get to the 12th item we will just change the color... I will start.. <BR> <BR> 1 banana <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:49:21 EST March--What I Want to Know About You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x23857094 I would like to know these things about you: <BR> <BR> 1. If you could choose any place you wanted for your next vacation, where would you want to go? <BR> <BR> 2. What pets do you have now or have loved in the past? <BR> <BR> 3. Which programs do you watch most on TV? <BR> <BR> 4. What was the favorite job you have had? <BR> <BR> My responses. <BR> <BR> 1. I would go to Italy and Croatia on a cruise in a fall month. <BR> <BR> 2. I currently have two cats, Flash and Annie Rose. ... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 18:27:24 EST March - Words that make your feel good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x23488353 For the month of March, I would like to know what words make your feel good. Single words or short phrases. Don't worry about repeating what someone else said, this is what make you feel good. Come back often and add more words as you think of them. Wed, 4 Mar 2009 17:42:40 EST Taming Our Cravings :Turning Our Lions into Lambs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x23375106 Taming Our Cravings goes hand in hand with National Nutrition Month which is March, of course. This challenge also fits for those who observe Lent. <BR> <BR> Here is the plan. We will each give up, for March only, our favorite binging food. Post on this thread what you are giving up. We will take March by storm turning those Lions into Lambs. <BR> <BR> We will also use this thread to let each other know how we are doing or if we are in need of support. We are in this together. <BR> <B... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 17:29:50 EST Daily Chat for March 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x23356336 HAPPY MARCH TEAM <BR> <BR> The months fly by so fast, hard to believe it is March already. <BR> <BR> My husbands knee is doing very well but he over did it today going to the Jazz game. It is petty swollen so I got him an ice pack and Advil so I hope it is better tomorrow. This year we bought 4 season ticket to the Jazz games instead of 2, so for Christmas we gave out Jazz ticket to our family members, tonight was my husband's night to go with his mom, brother, and his wife. So I spent... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 02:49:49 EST February - What I want to know about you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x22474770 This week we would like to know more about your family. <BR> <BR> 1 - Married or Not <BR> 2 - How many kids do you have <BR> 3 - How many siblings do you have <BR> 4 - Are your parents still living <BR> <BR> Thats all, more to come next week. <BR> <BR> My answers: <BR> 1 - Yes Married for 19 years <BR> 2 - 3 kids ages (BGB) 18 - 27 <BR> 3 - I am number 2 of 8. 5 Gs and 3 Bs. <BR> 4 - Mom is Dad's been gone 20 years. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 12:26:12 EST Weekly Fortune - 2/1/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x22474501 I opened the fortune for us this week; <BR> <BR> You have the ability to overcome obstacles on the way to success. <BR> <BR> Oh and the lucky numbers are: 05 06 23 26 37 39 <BR> <BR> Have a great week Sun, 1 Feb 2009 12:19:00 EST Daily Chat for February 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x22472019 Good Morning Team, I meant to create this last night, but after a day of heavy house work I crashed. <BR> <BR> We always have the kids over for the Super Bowl, but this year we have added a few friends. I spend all day using my space bags to clean up my closes and cleaning the house. By the end of the day, my back was in so much pain that I got in bed and ice packed it instead of doing my team duties. <BR> <BR> I had and STS (Stay The Same) week this week, but with how bad I did with e... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 11:04:08 EST FRIENDSHIP WALK CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x22092734 IT IS FINALLY HERE. Get ready to virtually visit your CruisinOn friends. <BR> <BR> First trip will be from Los Angeles, the largest city near me, to Salt Lake City to visit BlackCanaryBabe. She will have a virtual welcome event for us. <BR> <BR> This is how it will work. I will meet your virtual flights to LA and take you to Griffith Park near downtown for a picnic lunch and tour of the Griffith Observatory. We will divide the trip into legs. The first will be from downtown LA to Bars... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 23:47:37 EST Do you have a PC headset ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x21921766 I think it would be so cool if we could have some online voice chats. I could use my online meeting room and we could talk once a month. Even if you don't have a headset, if your computer has a built in mike and speakers we are good to talk. <BR> <BR> If you want to join all I need is an email address so I can send you a link to the meeting room. We could share pictures, talk, what ever and it will not cost any of us any money. <BR> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 00:36:21 EST Daily Chat for JANUARY 2009! Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x21339162 Happy New Year! Happy 2009! <BR> <BR> Make it a great year!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.icq.com/img/friendship/static/ca<BR>rd_16961_rs.swf </link> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 07:52:33 EST I am new to this team and want to learn about this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x21310003 My friend, Liz aka Lidabet told me about this way of eating and how much it has made a difference in her life. I am hypoglycemic and thought maybe this could help me with this problem and also with other challenges I have physically in my life. So, with your permission, I would like to try this new way of eating out for 2009 and see if I can get healthier--maybe even a little wiser, is that a possibility? <BR> I thought this team was for people who liked to "cruise on ships" when I first jo... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:28:33 EST NEW YEARS SCAVENGER HUNT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x21236126 The best way to keep warm on a cold winter's day is to be active. Join our New Year Scavenger Hunt. <BR> <BR> You must spell out the words New Year with the following: <BR> <BR> 1. Excercise - 90 minutes of exercises that begin with 2 different letters of New Year. <BR> <BR> 2. Journal/Blog - Write regarding a subject that has to do with a word related to the New Year and that begins with one of the letters of New Year. Make sure to share it with us either on your blog or in Daily Cha... Sun, 28 Dec 2008 20:12:48 EST What did you get for Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x21210103 My husband seems to get me a winner every year. There is nothing I want or need, but he seems to find something awesome for me. <BR> <BR> This year he bought me a micro lens for my camera. Now I can get even better flower pictures. I love taking pictures of flowers. Sat, 27 Dec 2008 15:04:08 EST Final Week--Jingle Belle Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x21049370 Final Week of the Jingle Belle Challenge <BR> <BR> This week will be a busy one as Christmas Day is almost here. There are final preparations we all have that must be finished by Dec. 25. and for some, Dec. 24. Therefore, let us keep this challenge simple and one that blends with the tasks that we need to perform. <BR> <BR> Mind: Post each day in the mind line one thing you did to prepare for the holidays. For example: Wrapped present or Made cookies, etc. 25 pts. per day. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 19 Dec 2008 01:14:19 EST What do you want for Christmas... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x21004632 I want Christmas to being me motivation to be a better me. I don't need things I have been blessed with all the things I need. I just want the magic of personal strength. <BR> <BR> BC Wed, 17 Dec 2008 08:04:51 EST Week 3--JINGLE BELLES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x20886509 JINGLE BELLE CHALLENGE--WEEK 3 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> JINGLE BELLE CHALLENGE--WEEK 3 <BR> <BR> The get-together-challenge! <BR> <BR> The parties are starting to roll in one on top of the other for many. Some are family affairs. Some work. Some with friends. There are parties for church and parties for organizations. We need to plan how to handle the temptations that will be all around us. <BR> <BR> Again we will have 3 parts. All 3 are for each of us this wee... Thu, 11 Dec 2008 23:38:51 EST WHO'S JINGLE BELLE OF THE WEEK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x20706374 WHO IS OUR JINGLE BELLE THIS WEEK? <BR> <BR> DRUM ROLL PLEASE. <BR> <BR> THE WINNER IS------------ <BR> <BR> GAYINN (LOSINGLINNDY) <BR> She wins a crown! <BR> CONGATULATIONS TO OUR JINGLE BELLE!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> GAYINN 850 <BR> ANISSA 525 <BR> HELEN CHRISTINE 490 <BR> JANET 370 <BR> LIZ 185 <BR> <BR> Janet and Liz started late and did so well in the short time they had. Congrats, you two. Fri, 5 Dec 2008 01:58:45 EST Week 2--Jingle Belles Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x20706045 JINGLE BELLE CHALLENGE--WEEK 2 <BR> <BR> Our second challenge starts TODAY, Friday, December 5. <BR> <BR> I need to add the rules that I did not make clear last week. Here goes. <BR> <BR> Here is how it will work. Friday(or as soon thereafter as possible) weigh in and post your last week's weight, your current weight and the goal you have set to lose during the Jingle Belle challenge. <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE: <BR> Goal to lose: 10 pounds <BR> Last week's weigh in:150 <BR> This week's wei... Fri, 5 Dec 2008 01:15:52 EST Daily Chat for DECEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x20590532 Happy December Team! <BR> <BR> Let's make this month the best one yet to end 2008. Let's go out of this year with a bang of celebrations for goals being met. We can do it! Thanks to Gaylinn for the current Jungle Belle Challenge...I don't know what we would do without her wonderful leading motivation and support! Let's go team!!! <BR> Hugs, <BR> Anissa Sun, 30 Nov 2008 21:56:31 EST JINGLE BELLE CHALLENGE--WEEK I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x20539858 Jingle Belle Challenge Week 1 <BR> <BR> Come one, come all to the challenge which will keep you following your dreams to a healthier, slimmer you even during the Merry Christmas holidays. <BR> Today starts the first week. The last week ending Dec. 24. <BR> <BR> We will have fun! We will be focused! We will stay on our snow covered paths! Lets make this next month the best month this year in our journeys. Dream big and reach high, singing Jingle Bells all the weigh! <BR> <BR> Again we w... Fri, 28 Nov 2008 02:10:28 EST Exercise Log http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x20536234 THANKSGIVING DAY <BR> 45 minute walk <BR> 30 minute walk Thu, 27 Nov 2008 21:34:46 EST Turkey Trot to the Roasting POt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x20261079 You are cordially invited to a virtual Thanksgiving Party! <BR> <BR> Time: 6:30 p.m <BR> Date: Nov. 26, 2008 <BR> Place: CrusinOn Team Site <BR> <BR> The unusual thing about this party is that everyone must contribute to the Turkey Fund. <BR> In order to feed our entire team, we need a 30 pound turkey. <BR> <BR> Your contribution is exercise !!!!!! <BR> <BR> All you have to do is exercise and record the number of minutes in the Turkey Trot Exercise Log which is set up to make this... Sun, 16 Nov 2008 22:04:05 EST TURKEY TROT Exercise Log http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x20240634 Here is where you will log your daily exercise. Sun, 16 Nov 2008 00:19:33 EST Daily Chat for NOVEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x19850963 Happy November Team! <BR> <BR> Make it a great month! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Anissa Sat, 1 Nov 2008 23:28:56 EST Have you Ever? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x19224497 Time to start a new topic for Oct. <BR> <BR> You will answer the question posed by the last person and then add a question for the next one. <BR> <BR> First Question!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Have you ever been ;to California? Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:10:37 EST Daily Chat for OCTOBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x18947378 Happy October Team!!! <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:02:53 EST Daily Chat for SEPTEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x18119543 Happy September Team! <BR> Happy Labor Day! <BR> Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> We're starting off a new month and therefore a new chat thread. It's a way to wipe the slate clean and start fresh and new. <BR> I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is ready to kick it into high gear now that we are starting a new month! Let's meet some goals. <BR> I am setting a goal for September that I would like to see my scale read something between 210 and 215. I would also like to start walking in the eve... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 09:53:15 EST A to Z Destinations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x17611630 The first person writes a destination that starts with A. Next does B and so. When we get to Z, we start over with A. Try not to repeat a destination. Lets have more people joining this one and see what we come up with. Lets Go Team! Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:55:31 EST Goodie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x17580659 Send a SparkGoodie to as many members as you have points to use this week. Everyone join in and support each other. Lets make this a fun part of the week. Remember as you give so shall you receive. Lets Go Team! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Gaylinn Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:33:40 EST Daily Chat for AUGUST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x17269783 Happy Friday Team! <BR> <BR> Happy August! <BR> <BR> A new month, a fresh start is here. It's that time again to set those monthly goals and push forward toward seeing those goals as a reality of our every day. I wish the best success for everyone and that all of us enjoy the journey together. Let's make this month Spark! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any fun challenges or ideas to get everyone involved and motivated for a great month of August? If so, please post a new thread in the appropri... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 07:20:07 EST Weekly Goal 7/7/08 - Sparkgoodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x16499961 The goal for this week is to give Sparkgoodies to others to help motivate them, encourage them, congratulate them, make their day, or for any reason at all. Let's make someone's day! Tue, 8 Jul 2008 08:52:27 EST July Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x16495847 This month I am reading Know-How The 8 Skills that Separate People who Perform from Those Who Don't by Ram Charan. <BR> <BR> If you want to read it with me we can chat about it here. Tue, 8 Jul 2008 04:09:30 EST 6/30/08 Weekly Goal - Comment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x16274858 The goal for this week is to comment on others pages and or blogs. Show some love, some support and friendship. We're all in this together and supporting each other helps us all reach our goals faster! <em>220</em> <em>223</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:50:16 EST Daily Chat for JULY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x16274758 Happy Monday Team! <BR> <BR> Wow, it is the last day of June. Tomorrow starts a whole new month, with new opportunity, a clean slate, new goals and a new healthier you! Keep building off the success of June and learn from any mistakes along the way. Make it happen. You can do it! We can do it! <BR> <BR> I am not too sure how much I will be posting the next few days. We are going to Myrtle Beach for a few days with some friends. So if I am MIA, that is why. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Anissa <... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:46:50 EST 6/23/08 Weekly Goal - POST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x16049285 The goal this week is to try to come and post in the threads a few times. Jump in and get involved! We're so happy you are here and part of this wonderful team!!! Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:58:41 EST 6/16/08 Weekly Goal - BLOG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x15840509 The goal this week is to blog. Try to blog at least once this week. Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:16:50 EST 6/8/08 - Weekly Goal - FRUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x15643858 The goal for this week is all about getting fruit into your daily meals. Try to get at least 2 servings of fruit each day. <BR> Also, continue working on your water and cardio goals. Let's keep building on them. Report in here each day to log your progress, give tips or ask for help from the team. Mon, 9 Jun 2008 09:07:24 EST 6/1/08 Weekly Goal - CARDIO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x15422696 The goal for this week is to work some cardio into your day every day. try to make it a goal to get 15 minutes of cardio into your day every day. If you do more, that is fantastic but try to get at least 15 minutes in each day. It can be anything that you want as long as it is cardio. Report in here each day to track your progress and to help cheer each other on. . <em>68</em> <em>182</em> <em>217</em> <em>237</em> <em>260</em> <em>206</em> <BR> And of course, don't give up your wa... Sun, 1 Jun 2008 16:31:57 EST Daily Chat for JUNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x15422539 Happy June Team! <BR> <BR> It's a new month. It's time to take a look at what worked last month and what changes you'd like to make this month. It's time to set some mini goals for the month and time to give yourself that pep talk to keep moving forward. Let's greet this new month of June and all the opportunity it holds. <BR> <BR> Make it a great June! <em>67</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2008 16:23:21 EST 5/26/08 Weekly Goal - WATER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x15232768 This week's goal is to drink your water every day! The average cups recommended are 8 cups a day. But for some people, you may drink more. Whatever your water goal is for each day, make sure you get it in! Report back here either each day or once this week to let everyone know how this goal is working out for you. If you have any tips to share on how to get that water in, please share. We are all in this together and teamwork will help us reach our goals faster!!! <em>91</em> <em>194</em> Mon, 26 May 2008 09:54:53 EST Daily Log In Spark Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x15131956 How many points did you get today on the wheel? Thu, 22 May 2008 10:57:09 EST Emoticon Your Mood Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x15131874 Here is the place to use an Emoticon to describe your mood each day! Thu, 22 May 2008 10:54:56 EST FlyLady Fans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x15131817 This is the place for all of you who live the FlyLady life. Here you can share all about "flying". Thu, 22 May 2008 10:53:33 EST Tips & Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x15131623 Here is a place where you can share any tips and ideas you have to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise, organize, clean, basically anything to better your life! Thu, 22 May 2008 10:48:29 EST Cruisin On DUMP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x15085686 This is the city dump. This is where you come to dump those pounds you lose. No recycling here! Dump those pounds!!! Tue, 20 May 2008 21:00:36 EST Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x15085569 When is your birthday? Month and day are all we need to know. We just want to be able to help each other celebrate those special days! <em>107</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>236</em> <em>177</em> Tue, 20 May 2008 20:56:42 EST What the Cruisin On Team Can Do For You... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x15085433 I was thinking about why I come to this team each day and why I like it and what I get out of it and why I graciously accepted the invitation to become a co-leader. It is all of you. You are like me. I am like you. I need the communication and posting. I need the support. I need the motivation. I need the accountability. I want it to be fun and informative and inviting and keeping me interested. But I also know that in order to get all of that out of this group, I have to give of myself as we... Tue, 20 May 2008 20:51:59 EST Team Goals Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x15068986 What team goals would you like to see set for this team? Tue, 20 May 2008 10:56:02 EST Daily Chat for MAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14543782 I hope no one minds I started a new chat for May! <BR> I did not follow thru so good on finishing my healthy eating yesterday. I slipped with extra crispy chicken breast from KFC and a snacker and snack wrap (not all at one sitting). <BR> I try again to get it right today. So far so good! <BR> Janet, Gaylinn, Anissa thanks for the info on the wisdom teeth. DD surgery now set for May 13th instead of next friday :) <BR> My husband is always telling me to put down my rocks and not to carry su... Thu, 1 May 2008 11:45:20 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14470429 Instead of three big meals, break your food up into five small meals. Most of us are used to eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yet we can barely make it from meal to meal without feeling hungry. Dividing food into five small meals a day is a great way to stave off hunger and keep blood sugar levels from spiking. Enjoy a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a morning snack and a nighttime treat before bed. You'll be less likely to overeat at meals if you don't sit down at the tab... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:25:03 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14411494 Breakfast-Don’t Leave Home Without It! <BR> <BR> Do you find that despite your best intentions, you skip breakfast regularly? It's a good idea to make breakfast a healthy habit. <BR> <BR> Try to carve out just 10-15 minutes from your morning routine to sit down and eat a nutritious breakfast, like a small bowl of oatmeal with skim or soy milk and a cup of orange juice. If it’s easier, prepare foods that you can take with you such as an egg sandwich on a whole grain English muffin, or a piec... Sun, 27 Apr 2008 12:55:39 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14385204 Fighting Hunger Pangs <BR> <BR> Losing weight means cutting down on your calorie intake, which means cutting back on the total amount of food that you eat. How do you deal with the hunger pangs? <BR> <BR> Fill up on high-volume, low-calorie foods. Vegetables and fruits are great not only because they’re packed with nutrients, but because they’re mostly water, which means ounce for ounce they’re lower in calories. <BR> Vegetable soups are a particularly effective way to fill up with fewer c... Sat, 26 Apr 2008 09:55:59 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14353356 All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy." <BR> <BR> -- Wayne Dyer, Teacher <BR> <BR>... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 08:01:38 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14352723 Train Your Brain <BR> <BR> As you age, your brain needs to work out too. In fact, cerebral exercise is becoming more and more popular, with special software and games being developed for it. There is currently no evidence to prove that one type of brain exercise is better than another. However, studies indicate that people who actively brain train score higher on mental acuity tests. How can you start? Read, do crossword puzzles, play memory games, in short, find activities you enjoy that re... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 07:26:51 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14254613 Try Flax <BR> <BR> For a fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid boost, purchase whole flaxseeds at your local health food store and grind them up in a coffee grinder to add to oatmeal, muffins and other baked goods. Flaxseeds are the richest source of lignans – a type of fiber that may have antioxidant properties and anti-tumor effects. Store leftover flax in the freezer. from diet watch <BR> Have a wonderful day <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:42:14 EST Daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14216161 When Weight Loss Affects Your Friendships <BR> <BR> As you shed pounds, you may find that people treat you differently - and not in a positive way. Resist the temptation to undo all of your hard work in order to preserve a relationship. Cultivate mutual interests that have nothing to do with food, weight, or fitness. Keep the lines of communication open, but also be willing to “take a break” from the friendship if the negativity compromises your happiness and success. ( Diet watch) <BR> hav... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 08:19:42 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14189209 Pack a lunch and take it to work! Sound impossible? It isn't if you just give it a little thought and planning. Keep lunch options on hand (salad veggies, sandwich fillers, lean meats, whole grain bread) and be creative. When you eat the food you bring, you will be getting exactly the food you need. No extra fat. And your portion sizes will be right for you. And you will be amazed by the money you save! <BR> Have a wonderful day <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin Sun, 20 Apr 2008 07:26:55 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14189171 <BR> Buy a pedometer. You walk all day long. Wouldn't it be nice to find out exactly how many calories you're burning? You can with the purchase of a pedometer. Pedometers monitor every step you take and can cost as little as $5. There are plenty of variations from which to choose, each with different features. Some pedometers may solely measure steps taken, while others count calories burned and even talk. Your goal should be to take at least 10,000 steps a day. To boost your count, take th... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 07:22:30 EST Daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14178426 Relieve stress. Emotional eating can wreak havoc on even the most determined dieter. Our first reaction when anxiety rears its ugly head is to reach for food for comfort. This in turn leads to the consumption of excess calories thereby causing weight gain. When the going gets tough, find other ways to cope that don't involve food. Whether it's calling a friend or going for a walk, bypass the refrigerator and find a healthier alternative. from diet tips <BR> <BR> have a wonderful day <BR> Hu... Sat, 19 Apr 2008 18:18:18 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14111766 The FITT Principle <BR> <BR> Have you stopped seeing results from your workouts? If so, use the FITT principle to kick your exercise routine into a higher gear. <BR> <BR> Increase the frequency of your workouts by adding an extra day. <BR> Increase the intensity by moving more quickly (for example, going from a brisk walk to a jog) or by heading to more challenging terrain (for example, walking over hills instead of on a flat surface). <BR> Increase the time you spend working out by addin... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:26:37 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14085978 THIS IS LONG BUT WORTH IT <BR> <BR> Acceptance, Respect and Love <BR> Jorge Cruise reveals the first secret to weight loss success <BR> By Jorge Cruise , Best-selling author Jorge Cruise's latest book is 3-Hour Diet On the Go (Collins 2005). <BR> Inner Change Equals Outer Change <BR> My sister, Marta, tried and tried to stick to a weight loss program but didn't succeed until she learned to accept and respect herself and her body and then aim for a realistic weight. <BR> <BR> Countless n... Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:57:42 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14085455 Set up a time you stop eating. Nighttime bingeing is a problem for many dieters who raid the refrigerator after hours. Eating healthy all day and then consuming a pint of ice cream at night is self-defeating. Whether it's 7 p.m. or 8 p.m., establish a cut off time at which point you stop eating. Follow a balanced plan throughout the day and you're less likely to be famished at night. from diet tips <BR> have a wonderful day <BR> hugs <BR> everyone Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:42:06 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14040645 Food and Negative Emotions <BR> <BR> Food can be comforting sometimes when we're feeling down. Unfortunately its effects are extremely short-lived and may even leave an aftermath of guilt and pain over the eating. So instead of turning to food in stressful or emotionally trying situations, try deep breathing, meditation, talking to a friend or going for a brisk walk. Once you master these techniques and use them to help you instead of eating, you will find that you start using them automatic... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:21:27 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14040609 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Develop coping mechanisms for cravings. When your stomach starts churning for a Snickers bar, do you have a plan? Or do you simply cave in and suffer from a heavy dose of remorse for the remainder of the day? Devise a list of activities that will provide a distraction from those hunger pains. When you feel one coming on, sit down and write a letter. Call an old friend. Put on a pair of tennis shoes and go for a walk. Meditate. The possibilities are endless. You can f... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:19:45 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14040507 Spring Clean Your Way to Fitness <BR> <BR> Still putting off your spring cleaning? Don’t think of it as a chore—think of it as a great workout! Here’s what you can expect to burn in one hour of cleaning (based on a 150-pound individual): <BR> <BR> Light cleaning (dust, vacuum, change linen): 170 <BR> Mowing the lawn (power mower): 307 <BR> Heavy cleaning (wash windows, wash car, mop, clean garage): 307 <BR> Home repair (painting, papering, laying carpet or linoleum): 307 <BR> Moving furnit... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:15:46 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14040438 Program Your Walk <BR> <BR> Studies show that having the confidence that you can complete your workout actually helps fight fatigue and discomfort. If you believe that you can walk the distance, you can! Program yourself with positive thinking, such as: "I am proud of myself," or "I know I can do this," or "Every step I take empowers me." This will help you complete your walk and feel great at the same time! <BR> <BR> from diet watch <BR> hugs <BR> Robin Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:13:05 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14040394 Keeping Weight Off! <BR> <BR> The National Weight Control Registry is a database of individuals who have shed at least 30 pounds and maintained this loss for at least one year. So what’s their secret? <BR> <BR> It would probably not surprise you to learn that successful maintainers stick with the healthy eating and exercise habits that helped them to slim down in the first place, or that they keep consistent eating habits all week long—including weekends. They also eat breakfast faithfully—... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:11:27 EST Daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x14040339 Diet watch <BR> Move in the Office <BR> <BR> Working in the office is no excuse for not getting exercise! Schedule your workouts into your agenda and also add some movement into your workday in the office. Stop and think about how you can maximize your steps. Take the stairs when possible. Take a brisk walk outdoors, weather permitting. And move around the office while chatting on the phone. Put movement into your workday and gain a fitter YOU! <BR> have a wonderful day <BR> HUgs Robin <BR>... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:09:27 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13771904 3 Tactics to Prevent Overeating <BR> What's the best way to keep from binging? <BR> By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD <BR> WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-FeatureReviewed by Louise Chang, MDWhen it comes to our favorite treat foods, is it out of sight, out of mind -- or does absence make the stomach grow fonder? Some diet experts recommend removing favorite high-calorie foods from your house to lessen temptation and prevent overeating. Others believe that banishing favorite foods only makes you want them mo... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 07:17:55 EST daily motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13771563 Motivation Tip 8. Keep a record of how well you are doing. This should include your measurements as well as your weight, and include a section on how fit you are and how you are feeling. Add your pictures if you are following Tip 5. There's some good software on the market that you can use to chart out your progress if you like having that kind of visual record. <BR> hugs <BR> Robin Mon, 7 Apr 2008 06:55:03 EST daily motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13771556 Motivation Tip 7. Buy and read slimming magazines and then cut out those inspirational stories of people who have succeeded in losing more weight than you. If they can do it, so can you. Re-read the stories when you're feeling down about your diet or think you are reaching a weight loss plateau. People who lose weight are not super-human. They just decided to go for it and then never gave up! <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin Mon, 7 Apr 2008 06:54:11 EST Daily motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13771548 Motivation Tip 6. Get your subconscious to help with weight loss motivation. It's a lot easier if your mind is on your side! Try motivating tapes and even hypnosis. These have worked for many people. They help you get the right messages deep into your brain supporting your decision to lose weight and they help you to relax. Stress is the top reason why people eat when they are not hungry. Try the programs available from Hypnosis Downloads including Weight Loss Motivation as well as others on ... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 06:53:10 EST DAILY CHAT FOR APRIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13696045 I am not sure if this is how you start a post but here goes. <BR> I am back on track with eating and was down those 2 pounds I was up. I am starting back with walking today. <BR> I joined the Leslie Sansone sites April 8 pound loss challenge. The team that wins gets a free t-shirt!! <BR> There are so many teams and so many people. I am sure there is over 100 people if not 300. <BR> I hope you all have a great weekend. I am back to posting my food on the log here. I really like that feature... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 10:01:30 EST Emotional eating 101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13584967 Article 1: Emotional Eating & Emotional Hunger <BR> <BR> In a later article, we will discuss the 12 types of emotional hunger that I have identified, but for now, let's point out the main differences between emotional hunger and physical hunger so you can begin to differentiate between the two in your daily life. <BR> <BR> First, emotional hunger normally comes on like lightening, while physical hunger develops slowly. Emotional hunger is like a rocket going off: it happens suddenly. Phys... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 06:06:33 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13584681 Motivation Tip 5. Take a picture of yourself in your swimsuit or leotard at the start of your program. Each month take another picture wearing the same thing. Feel your weight loss motivation sore as the swimsuit gets baggy while you shrink. A Digital camera is great for taking those pictures you don't want to take to the developers! Have a wonderful day <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin Tue, 1 Apr 2008 05:25:43 EST Daily Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13584676 Motivation Tip 4. Boost your weight loss motivation by promising yourself a treat when you reach your goals. Build in some non-food rewards for every little step you take as well as for major milestones. How about a beauty treatment for each 4lbs lost? Or buy a book by your favourite author and allow yourself time to read in peace (and without guilt) each time you do your full workout. And each time you make a healthy choice rather than an available unhealthy choice (walking instead of taking... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 05:24:36 EST Daily Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13462883 Motivation Tip 3. If you have a lot of weight to lose it can be hard to sustain your focus. If that is the case, plan some activities throughout the year that you would like to be slim for, for example Valentine's Day, your birthday, a weekend away, your annual vacation, Thanksgiving etc. - your Weight loss motivation dates! Plot out your goal weight for each event with a sensible rate of weight loss (max 1-2lbs per week) and use each mile-stone as a major target in itself. Use the same strat... Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:59:45 EST Daily motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13417938 Part 2 Motivation Tip 2. Sustain motivation by making getting to your target weight believable. Visualise success. How will you look when you lose weight? How will you feel? What will you be wearing? How will your clothes feel on you? What will people be saying to you? What will you be saying? What will you be doing? Spend 5 minutes a day imagining and enjoying your future success. A great way to while away the time waiting in a line or commuting, not so great for driving though!from daily mo... Wed, 26 Mar 2008 10:06:46 EST todays challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13398838 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> for today's challenge lets all write our list here. <BR> I will go first <BR> <BR> 1. to wear my little Black dress for this years christmas party <BR> 2. to be at my goal weight before I turn 50 <BR> 3. to feel better, feet and back <BR> 4. to wear fashionable clothes <BR> 5. feel sexy inside and out <BR> 6. feel confident about myself <BR> ok that's my list what's yours <BR> <BR> hugs <BR> Robin Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:19:27 EST motivation for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13398729 Weight loss motivation is all about desire rather than willpower. How much do you want to lose weight? How much more do you want to lose weight than you want to eat fattening food and lay on the sofa watching TV all day? List all your reasons for wanting to lose weight, or stay healthy and slim. Add more reasons to your list as you think of them. Make reading your list the first thing you do in the morning. <BR> • Weight loss will mean you'll look better <BR> • You'll feel better <BR> • Y... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:16:04 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13385116 It's Not about Willpower <BR> <BR> Willpower is about staring temptation in the face and daring yourself not to give in. Problem solving is about figuring out how to avoid temptation in the first place … or, failing that, how to extricate yourself from it as quickly as possible. Willpower focuses on “I can’t”—“I can’t eat this ice cream” or “I can’t miss this workout.” Problem-solving focuses on “I can”—“I can have a quart-cup of low-fat sorbet, then go for a walk” or “I can have my workout ... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:00:23 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13355267 Weekend Routines <BR> <BR> Do you stay on your meal plan during the week only to fall off the wagon—hard—over the weekend? If so, you’re not alone—the average American takes in 115 more calories per day on the weekend than on the other days of the week. <BR> <BR> Establish weekend routines for yourself. They don’t necessarily have to be as rigid as your weekday routines, but be sure to schedule your workouts. Don’t skip breakfast, and don’t skimp on meals to “save calories” for a dinner out... Mon, 24 Mar 2008 09:38:57 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13266229 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Retire the remote control. We've become a lazy society, and the remote control is proof of it. How much energy does it require to get up out of the recliner and change the channel? Not enough to use the remote control but enough to make it worth your while. Even the smallest movements get the heart pumping. Whenever you want to watch a different program, lift yourself out of the chair and manually change the channel yourself. Believe it or not, that's what people did... Thu, 20 Mar 2008 08:04:48 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13207832 The Importance of Activity <BR> by Jennifer May, M.S., R.D., M.S. <BR> <BR> By now, you are probably aware that regular exercise—about three hours of aerobic activity per week—is an essential part of a weight loss program. However, if you hit the gym every day but spend the rest of your day at your desk, in the car, or on the couch, then you're still not reaping the full benefits of an active lifestyle. Here are the Activity Pyramid recommendations for adding movement to your lifestyle: <B... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 07:00:22 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13207796 Be a Wise Calorie Consumer <BR> <BR> Eating healthy foods generally means lower fat and less sugar. However, there are many healthy products on the market today that pack in lots of extra calories, particularly in the snack foods. Be sure to look out for hidden sugars, such as Florida sugar crystals, sucanat or turbinado. These are high in calories with no added nutritional value. If you read labels carefully, you may find that your "healthy" snack is higher in price and calories than its "l... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 06:58:01 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13154127 Frozen is Good For You! <BR> <BR> When it's cold and wintry, fresh produce may be scarce. Keep your freezer stocked with frozen fruits and veggies that provide you with all the nutrients you need. In fact, produce begins to lose nutrients the moment it is picked, so freezing actually slows this process. Opt for Grade A, which is blemish-free and has good color and tenderness. Choose varieties that have no added sauces or other additives. Produce doesn't require any additives when frozen, off... Sun, 16 Mar 2008 05:57:01 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13138269 Unsurprising Surprises <BR> <BR> How many times have you seriously followed your food plan, only to be tripped up by a surprise offer of cake, candy or other high-fat food? The key to dealing with these "surprises" is to have a plan that helps you to deal with them. Of course, saying "No, thank you" is an option, but sometimes at the office party or among company it doesn't really work. Think of a sentence for these situations, like, "I've just eaten," Or "My doctor says I have to stay away ... Sat, 15 Mar 2008 11:04:32 EST DAILY TIPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13138026 Diary Your Way to Weight Loss <BR> WebMD's Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD Your daily dose of health information selected by WebMD physician editors. <BR> Most of us have a lot we could learn about our eating habits. Keeping a diary of your daily food intake can help you see where you're going wrong. <BR> What is your eating personality? Do you eat your meals in record time? Does your hand get caught in a bag of snacks while you mindlessly engage in eating amnesia? Are you eating when you a... Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:54:23 EST Movie Picks - what good movie did you watch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13126027 When we go looking for a movie to watch it would be nice to have a list of one my friend recomned. <BR> <BR> Last weekend we watch the Martian Child. I give it an "A". If you like kids and you like building self esteem in others you will love this movie. My husband even liked it. <BR> <BR> BC Fri, 14 Mar 2008 19:12:31 EST diet tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13091272 Look at the Whole Picture <BR> <BR> The food industry knows that health-conscious consumers will snap up anything with a good rap. Shelves are loaded with whole grain products and trans-fat free products, and you’ll still find a plethora of low-fat and low-carb foods as well. <BR> <BR> Just don’t fool yourself into thinking that one magical ingredient will determine the overall quality of your diet. Your fat-free barbecue sauce may still be high in sodium, your low-carb frozen entrée may be... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:10:49 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13048365 Sleeping Beauty <BR> <BR> Many of us wake up in the morning sleep-deprived, and look it! Keep these tips in mind to help you get the shuteye you need: <BR> <BR> Don't exercise right before bedtime. Ideally, exercise during daylight hours. <BR> Avoid watching TV or working on the computer in your bedroom. <BR> Stick to a routine - go to bed and wake up at the same time. <BR> Take a bath or shower to help relax you. <BR> Keep your room a bit cooler at night for better sleep. <BR> If you... Wed, 12 Mar 2008 08:00:22 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13048229 Try to eat at the same time every day. Get on a schedule. Have your breakfast at 7 a.m. Enjoy a mid-morning snack such as a piece of fruit and a low-fat string cheese at 10 a.m. At noon, take your lunch hour. Around 3 p.m. have some low-salt pretzels or carrot sticks with salsa. By 6 p.m., you're ready for dinner. Having a set schedule will give you consistency and prevent your from getting blood sugar spikes that lead to fatigue and irritability. <BR> from diet watch <BR> Have a wonderful da... Wed, 12 Mar 2008 07:53:39 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x13033687 Keep a visual cue for motivation. Whether it's a picture of you at your perfect weight or that designer dress you're dying to fit into, having a visual aid can greatly benefit you. Whenever you're feeling weak, pull out the photo and get your goal fresh in your mind. Carry the reminder around in your wallet or post it on the refrigerator. Every time you're tempted to give in to cravings, that visual will be staring you in the face. from choose your diet.com <BR> <BR> have a wonderful day <BR... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 17:07:06 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12960244 Stress Less <BR> <BR> It’s nearly impossible to make it through the day without something stressing you out. And it’s all too easy to give in and let the stress take over. Try the this and keep your cool: <BR> <BR> Turn a gripe into gratefulness. That mountain of laundry in your living room may be an eyesore, but it’s there because you have a family. <BR> Take 10 slow, deep breaths in the morning and evening. <BR> Smile when you catch someone’s eye. It’s contagious, and will give you both... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 07:16:05 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12949660 End Grazing <BR> <BR> Do you find yourself sitting down to a meal and not feeling very hungry? Could it be that you are grazing? This eating phenomenon can add on harmful calories that keep you from reaching your goal weight. Be aware that the food you don't really pay attention to, in between meals, packs a lot of unwanted calories. So plan your snack into your food plan. Be aware of harmful grazing habits and put an end to them now! diet watch <BR> <BR> have a wonderful day <BR> hugs <BR>... Sat, 8 Mar 2008 16:49:09 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12910813 Let Go of Regret <BR> <BR> Most of us have regrets of some sort. You might regret the cheeseburger and sundae you ate last night, or the workouts you missed this week, or the long-term pattern of bad habits that led to your weight problem. Whatever it is that you regret—whether or not it relates to your weight—dwelling on those regrets takes away the positive energy that it takes to move forward. <BR> <BR> The next time you find yourself beating yourself up over something in your past, sto... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 08:12:37 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12879112 Does Muscle Weigh More than Fat? <BR> <BR> In short, no. If you put one pound of lean muscle tissue or one pound of pure fat on a scale, they will weigh exactly the same—one pound. However, the pound of muscle takes up much less space than the pound of fat. That is how two women can weigh exactly the same, but if one has a higher percentage of body fat, she will wear a larger clothing size than the leaner woman. (This should also help you put to rest any fears that lifting weights will make ... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 07:12:42 EST daily inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12849622 7 Secrets to Loving the Life You Live <BR> "Living a richer, more rewarding life isn't always about achieving a goal or dream; sometimes it's simply a matter of adding a bit of peace, connection, and balance to the life you already have. <BR> <BR> CREATE A MANTRA <BR> When the stress begins to build, repeating a personal mantra will work wonders to return you to a state of peace and calm. While many mantras revolve around religion, this is by no means a requirement. <BR> <BR> Short phrases ... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 09:07:07 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12817990 <BR> <BR> Think positive. If you think you're going to fail at weight loss, you will. In order to lose weight, it's important to not to engage in negative thoughts. There are going to be times when you have a weak moment or you give into temptation. The key is getting back on track at your next meal. Don't let small mistakes derail your diet. Pick yourself up and try again. Keep a positive outlook and you'll be more likely to stay the course. this is from daily diet tip <BR> Have a wonderf... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 08:58:58 EST Daily Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12817581 <BR> A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne <BR> Creator of The Secret <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There is one power within you that is stronger than any other power. This power is the Supreme Power! When you use this power it will dissolve all chaos, it will wipe out all negativity, and it will cut through every single situation, unfailingly. Any situation of negativity in your life is simply the absence of this one almighty power. You can rely on it to obliterate every negative thing, b... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 08:46:38 EST Daily Chat for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12815763 Have a wonderful day <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin Tue, 4 Mar 2008 07:39:31 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12798842 Motivation Tips for Weight Loss <BR> <BR> Read something inspiring! <BR> It could be a biography, quote, poem, or song. Use other peoples experiences to give you that lift. <BR> Start a walking group! <BR> It's more social and you all get to feed off the motivation of each other. <BR> Think of exercise as a menu rather than a diet! <BR> Make a list of activities and choose 1 each day. <BR> Use a training journal! <BR> By keeping track of your activities you can see the impro... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 16:16:00 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12785384 7 Steps for Avoiding Mindless Eating Print Email <BR> The reason it can be difficult to eat healthily is that "hidden persuaders" can lead you into bad eating habits, says new research. Try these tips to avoid mindless eating: <BR> Be aware of the size and shape of containers. It's the amount of food that counts, not what it looks like. <BR> Use smaller plates and bowls. Empty plates and bowls, even those of a smaller size, cue some people to stop eating. <BR> Read nutrition labels, pay... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 09:42:25 EST Can I join? I left Jorges site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x12765291 Greetings, <BR> Helen said this is the happening board for ex-cruiseres:) Could I join this group? I was johnsonbug at 3 hour diet for 4 years. I would love to make this my new support home. <BR> I am confused of how this all works but am ready to look around and learn. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Brenda Sun, 2 Mar 2008 13:55:41 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12760747 Soy, So Good for You! <BR> <BR> Soy foods are good for you because they contain isoflavones or plant estrogens. These connect to your body's estrogen receptors and help protect you from disease. Some researchers believe that soy can actually help decrease the risk of breast cancer. So when you decide to add this healthy food to your <BR> diet, opt for tofu, soy milk and endamame instead of processed soy foods or soy supplements. from diet Watch <BR> Have a wonderful day <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin ... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 10:14:44 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12760469 By Lisa Drayer, R.D. <BR> <BR> Do the endless options at the salad bar have you stumped? Lettuce show you the way with this detailed guide <BR> <BR> <BR> Salad Starter: Lettuce <BR> The darker the leaf, the more vitamins it contains. Look for spinach, romaine, arugula, and chicory to get the most folate and beta-carotene — an antioxidant that helps rid your body of disease-causing chemicals in addition to protecting your eyes and skin. Love your iceberg? "Mix dark greens with lighter ones ... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 10:03:05 EST March's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x12757270 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <BR> For the month challenge lets have a contest <BR> Post here how much weight you want to lose this month. and every friday tell everyone how close you are. <BR> you must go to boot camp every evening and let everyone know how well you did that day. <BR> if you stayed on track, drank your water what were your two snacks and did you exersize.did you stay within your three hours.. <BR> <BR> Good Luck everyone <BR> <BR> Hugs Robin Sun, 2 Mar 2008 06:36:14 EST daily inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12711815 Serendipity <BR> Good things will come to you in ways you could never anticipate or expect. Yet if you're constantly placing judgments, conditions and restrictions on your life, you'll miss out on most of those good things. <BR> Being open to the abundance of life means being open to the unknown and unexpected. If you hide away from what you do not know, you'll never discover anything new. <BR> <BR> The world is constantly changing, and many of those changes can seem frightening. Yet within... Fri, 29 Feb 2008 10:28:03 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12711727 Smile! <BR> <BR> When you smile, you get smiles back! Pay attention today and see how often you bare your teeth. Even if it feels fake at first, smiling can simply make you feel better. If you are struggling with your goals or are having a tough day, focus on the positive things that you have achieved. Smile when you speak to others, even on the phone. You will notice the difference a smile can make. So smile more - it will make you feel really good! <BR> Diet watch <BR> <BR> Have a wonderf... Fri, 29 Feb 2008 10:25:35 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12687194 Cut out the croutons. These salad toppers are nothing more than buttered bread. A small bag of croutons has 50 calories and 1.5 fat grams. If you want to add some crunch to your salad, opt for walnuts or seeds which are rich in unsaturated fats and contain no cholesterol. When you order a salad from a restaurant, ask your server to hold the croutons. <BR> from chooe your diet.com <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin Thu, 28 Feb 2008 13:22:10 EST Daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12640434 Re-Evaluating Your Motivation <BR> <BR> What is your motivation for losing weight? Are you driven by a strong desire to be healthy or to achieve a perfect weight? Whatever your motivation may be, keep in mind that striving for a certain number on the scale can cause us to lose sight of the overall health improvements we have achieved. Do you have more energy? Are your clothes feeling looser? Are friends and family complementing you on how you look? Have you lowered your blood pressure or lip... Wed, 27 Feb 2008 06:19:36 EST Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12640400 this is where we can come and chat about what ever we want, come on in and say hi.. I hope everyone is doing well. Have a wonderful day <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2008 06:13:39 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12615763 Irritable? Angry? Try This <BR> <BR> When you’re feeling irritable, nip the feeling in the bud before you snap. Dine on brazil nuts, fish, or garlicky veggies, which are rich in selenium – a crucial mineral that also happens to be great for beating bad moods and easing irritability. <BR> <BR> But let’s say you snapped, and you’re angry. Reach for a grapefruit, some grapes, or some carrots -- all rich in pectin, a soluble fiber that lowers blood cholesterol. Yet pectin also reverses the effe... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 09:41:06 EST Dalily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12615312 This one is long, I tried these bags yesterday ,(I got the idea from the biggest loser show ) and I just wanted to let you know how great they are.. <BR> <BR> Ziplock Brand Zip' n steam <BR> Microwave steam cooking bags <BR> <BR> Ideal for steaming fresh or frozen vegetables, potatoes, fish, poultry and more. <BR> Microwaveable (use as directed). <BR> No cleanup — simply toss the bag and mess away! <BR> Each bag is printed with useful guidelines for cooking times. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> C... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 09:28:36 EST daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12583973 Focus on Fiber <BR> <BR> For most of us, meeting our daily fiber quotient takes conscious effort—unless we are thinking about it, we are likely to select the usual processed foods that provide little fiber. Foods that are rich in fiber tend to be lower in calories and rich in other nutrients that we need. Here are a few tips for increasing your fiber intake: <BR> <BR> We choose yogurt for protein and calcium, not for fiber. Yet the Stonyfield Farm brand of yogurt contains inulin, a type of... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:00:18 EST Daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12583730 25 Little Tips for Big Weight Loss <BR> Article By: Karen Hammonds weight watchers <BR> <BR> Feel like you need a boost? Perhaps you've hit a plateau? Now is the perfect time to take stock of your life and to make some long-overdue changes. But adjusting eating and exercise habits can seem so daunting, it's no wonder that some of us never make it beyond the first day! So what's the best way to get started? <BR> <BR> Read the article below <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The sures... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:53:52 EST Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x12579233 Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. <BR> Helen has requested we have a place to write down what we have eaten everyday , I think its a wonderful idea so here you go, lets start sharing what we eat every day and the excersize we have done. <BR> hugs <BR> Robin Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:55:52 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12554942 HI Everyone, I saw this on another team and wanted to share <BR> <BR> Below are some great tips that I wanted to share before I head out the door to the playhouse! No rest for the wicked, as my MIL loves to tell me! LOL <BR> <BR> Make it a great day! <BR> Lisa <BR> <BR> <BR> Retrain Your Brain to be Healthy for Life <BR> <BR> Here’s the real truth - the fact is that you must first "clean up your mental house" before you start ANY weight loss program. <BR> <BR> Health starts in th... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:29:20 EST Daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12554790 Remember your mom nagging you to stand up straight? Well she was just trying to tell you that good posture helps to strengthen abdominal muscles, which in turn helps prevent lower back pain. If you stand or sit hunched over, take a minute and feel your abdominal muscles. They will probably feel somewhat loose. Now, straighten up and feel again—those muscles should feel a bit tighter. <BR> <BR> Moreover, good posture gives you a subtle confidence boost that helps you feel more ready to take o... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:14:19 EST Daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12554750 <BR> Dining out can be a really difficult task when you are dieting or trying to eat healthy. Regardless of the cuisine, the majority of the dishes offered by restaurants are higher in fat and calories and larger in size than you would make for yourself at home. <BR> <BR> The good news is that eating out of the home can be as healthy as you want it to be. Remember, you are still in control of what you put in your mouth, even if you cannot control the environment around you. You just need t... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:09:39 EST Daily tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12554655 Satisfy chocolate cravings with a cup of sugar free cocoa. You want a Twix. Little do you know, those twin bars will cost you 284 calories and 14 grams of fat. There's got to be a better way to quell your cravings for chocolate. How does a cup of sugar-free hot cocoa (50 or 60 calories) topped with fat-free whipped cream (2 Tbsp. = 5 Calories) sound? This sweet treat will do the job with a fraction of the calories. <BR> from choose your diet.com <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day <BR> hugs <BR> ... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 06:54:49 EST I'm a 3HD dropout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x12546064 Hi guys. Gaylinn and Anissa told me about this place. Finally found it. I feel like I stepped off a small paddle boat into a large cruise boat. Sorry, Gaylinn, I lost your login name so I gave Anissa the points for referral. So, I need to figure out how this site works. I am counting WW points every 3 hours, was my plan but I noticed this website actually has a diet plan. Has anyone tried it, does it work? Thanks guys! -Bel Sat, 23 Feb 2008 19:07:19 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12369710 <BR> <BR> <BR> Lower Blood Pressure Deliciously <BR> <BR> Foods high in potassium, such as bananas, tomatoes, broccoli, papaya, and pinto beans, can help lower blood pressure. In addition, onions, garlic, and high-fiber fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and legumes can also help. Try to stay away from processed foods, which usually are high in sodium. The goal is to eat as many natural, whole foods as possible. If you do eat processed foods, read labels and try to select foods that ... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:22:06 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12355665 Eat high-fiber cereals. The benefits of fiber are far reaching. From digestion to diabetes to cancer, fiber is responsible for improving these conditions. A person should consume 25 to 35 grams of fiber a day. While many people get their daily intake of fiber from fruits and vegetables, high-fiber cereals such as All Bran (1/3 cup = 8.5 grams), Fiber One (1/2 cup = 14 grams) and 100% Bran (1/2 cup = 8.4 grams) are all optimum sources for fiber. <BR> from diet .com <BR> <BR> <BR> HAVE A GRE... Sun, 17 Feb 2008 15:54:27 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12312713 Healthy Hors D’Oeuvres <BR> <BR> Don’t ignore the appetizer section on the menu. Knowing what to order - and what to overlook – is what’s important. <BR> <BR> Instead of Popcorn Shrimp (4 ounces; 270 calories), choose Steamed Shrimp (112 calories) <BR> Opt for Wonton Soup (12 ounces; 78 calories) over Fried Wontons (6 wontons with sauce; 520 calories) <BR> Pass on the Stuffed Mushrooms (6 mushrooms; 289 calories) and order a Grilled Portobello Mushroom Cap (1 large, marinated mushroom; 1... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:51:20 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12283086 Love Yourself and Your Significant Other <BR> <BR> Being part of a couple is great! But it means making sacrifices too. On this day of celebration, reaffirm the love you have for your significant other, but also remember to love yourself. Make sure that the person you share your life with appreciates your efforts for a healthy lifestyle. Work to make these efforts something you can share. <BR> <BR> <BR> We hope that you enjoy the daily tips! <BR> DietWatch reward <BR> HAVE A WONDERF... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:01:53 EST Need your assistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12271857 HI EVERYONE, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY <BR> <BR> I REALLY WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP WITH THIS, YESTERDAY MY COMPANY CLOSED DOWN....IT WAS THE LAST SUBRIME COMPANY IN THE INDUSTRY..... <BR> SO NOW IT IS TIME FOR ME TO FIND A NEW CAREER, I AM NOT SURE IF ANYONE HAS ANY CONTACTS IN FLORIDA BUT IF YOU DO I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP, I AM A HARD WORKING DEDICATED EMPLOYEE AND I WOULD BE AN ASSET TO ANY COMPANY, MY PROBLEM IS THAT I HAVE TO START OVER AFTER HAVING ALMOST 30YRS EXPERIENCE IN THE MORT... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:23:08 EST DAILY TIPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12254959 OK EVERYONE THIS IS VERY DEEP AND QUITE POWERFUL <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 steps to Freedom from Emotional Eating <BR> By Nancy Mehegan <BR> <BR> Consumer <BR> Sacred Hunger.com <BR> <BR> <BR> Nancy Mehegan is the Author of Eighth Mountain, a poet and client of "The Aliveness Experience" at Sacredhunger.com. Nancy states that the aliveness journey led her from dissatisfaction, deadeningly boring jobs, low energy and confusion, into a new life of aliveness; one of radical self-care and daring - ... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 17:43:41 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12224608 "Tame TV Snacking <BR> <BR> Settling into a comfy position on the couch in front of the TV, remote control poised, is the perfect trap for unnecessary snacking. Put away that bag of chips (even if they are baked!), and try one of the following ideas instead: <BR> <BR> Knit! Make something beautiful while you’re relaxing. <BR> Exercise! Sit on a stability ball and do leg or ab exercises. Position a treadmill, elliptical trainer or bicycle in front of the TV. Do a some stomach crunches duri... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 19:49:06 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12188484 Everyone gets stressed — and many of us turn to food to feel better. But gaining weight certainly doesn't help. Here are some ideas to break the cycle: <BR> Practice deep breathing and relaxing your muscles one at a time. <BR> Tense and then relax your muscles one at a time. <BR> Take up yoga, pilates or t'ai chi. <BR> Take out your frustrations with a sponge — on your dirty sink, floor or toilet. <BR> Mash some clay in pottery class, shovel some dirt in the garden or do other physical h... Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:04:02 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12139780 This week’s lesson is about healthy snacking. <BR> <BR> Snacking is more popular than ever before. According to current research, consumers eat an average of 2.3 snacks each day. But aside from being popular sources of energy, snacks play an important role in our diet. Specifically, snacking gives the body an energy boost when needed, and is also beneficial for weight control. In addition, research shows that snacking lowers both total and LDL (or "bad" cholesterol). <BR> <BR> Good snacks... Sun, 10 Feb 2008 06:55:34 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12116442 Exercise in the morning. By the time you get home from a hard day of work, the last thing you want to do is exercise. So why not start your day off with an energy-boosting workout? Although there is evidence supporting late afternoon workouts, an a.m. exercise routine can work if you're careful. If you're engaging in intense physical activity, don't jump right into your regimen. Gradually, work up to that level. Sat, 9 Feb 2008 08:43:16 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12116309 Become someone else's weight loss coach. Having someone helping you along the way is a great feeling. The same goes for mentoring a fellow dieter. Whether it's a family member or someone you've encountered on a weight-loss support board, put yourself out there as a resource. Chances are you can provide counsel to someone who's facing the same obstacles you've already gone through. Lend a helping hand. In addition to helping them, you'll start to feel accountable to this person and you'll be l... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 08:34:22 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12104127 Make Peace with Pasta <BR> <BR> Pasta doesn't make you fat! It is the amount of pasta that you eat. A restaurant serving of three cups of pasta amounts to 600 calories without the sauce! A recommended amount of pasta is two to three ounces of uncooked pasta per person. Opt for the whole-grain variety for added vitamins, minerals and fiber. Add lots of vegetables and tomato sauce to pasta, making it just one of the ingredients of your pasta dish, instead of THE ingredient. By eating pasta in ... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 18:23:30 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12042891 INTRODUCTION <BR> Weigh in on Your Diet <BR> Did you know? There's a strong connection between what you weigh and your overall health. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of staying healthy. It's not about fitting into a specific dress size or about struggling to reach a number on the scale. It means having a weight that is healthy and a shape that's right for you. <BR> <BR> That's why it's important to be smart about your food and beverage choices – including dr... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 19:33:43 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12042882 INTRODUCTION <BR> Weigh in on Your Diet <BR> Did you know? There's a strong connection between what you weigh and your overall health. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of staying healthy. It's not about fitting into a specific dress size or about struggling to reach a number on the scale. It means having a weight that is healthy and a shape that's right for you. <BR> <BR> That's why it's important to be smart about your food and beverage choices – including dr... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 19:33:31 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12042261 Get your green tea. Oprah swears by it. and so do plenty of other dieters. Recent studies show that green tea aids in weight loss by burning fat and boosting metabolism. In addition, it's also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. When used in conjunction with healthy eating and exercise, green tea is a useful weight-loss aid. On a cold better day, green tea is a soothing way to warm up without derailing your diet. <BR> <BR> have a great day <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin Wed, 6 Feb 2008 19:09:37 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12042257 Get your green tea. Oprah swears by it. and so do plenty of other dieters. Recent studies show that green tea aids in weight loss by burning fat and boosting metabolism. In addition, it's also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. When used in conjunction with healthy eating and exercise, green tea is a useful weight-loss aid. On a cold better day, green tea is a soothing way to warm up without derailing your diet. <BR> <BR> have a great day <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin Wed, 6 Feb 2008 19:09:30 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12042200 Get your green tea. Oprah swears by it. and so do plenty of other dieters. Recent studies show that green tea aids in weight loss by burning fat and boosting metabolism. In addition, it's also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. When used in conjunction with healthy eating and exercise, green tea is a useful weight-loss aid. On a cold better day, green tea is a soothing way to warm up without derailing your diet. <BR> <BR> have a great day <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin Wed, 6 Feb 2008 19:06:56 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x12010991 THIS ONE IS LONG BUT VERY INTERESTINGWhy Am I Eating This? <BR> A binge is a message--stop and listen to it. <BR> By Geneen Roth , Geneen Roth is the author of six books about emotional eating, including When Food Is Love. <BR> <BR> A few nights ago, I was walking to a party in Manhattan. Halfway there, I stopped and bought a hot pretzel from a street vendor. <BR> <BR> <BR> That should have been my first inkling that something was amiss. <BR> <BR> <BR> Why? Oh, only two minor reasons:... Tue, 5 Feb 2008 19:50:12 EST February Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11951218 This month a long with the basics, lets make sure we post at least on comment on another team members page. So by the end of the month all team members should have a comment or two from all the other team members. So if you do just one a day you can comment to each team member at least twice. <BR> <BR> So many of us say it is the people who have helped us the most so let at least say thanks for the help. <BR> <BR> BC Mon, 4 Feb 2008 00:53:57 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11932015 Skip the scale, go for the measuring tape. Don't measure success by the scale. While it's great to know how much you weigh, there are other indicators that your efforts are paying off. Some dieters may barely see the scale budge, yet their pants are becoming looser by the day. When you first start dieting, take your measurements and continue to monitor your progress with follow-ups. You won't believe how the inches melt away over time. <BR> <BR> HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY <BR> HUGS <BR> ROBIN Sun, 3 Feb 2008 10:13:43 EST DAILY TIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11903338 Healthy cooking techniques <BR> <BR> Introduction <BR> <BR> Healthy cooking doesn't mean that you have to become a gourmet chef or invest in expensive cookware. You can use basic cooking techniques to prepare food in healthy ways. <BR> <BR> The methods described here best capture the flavor and retain the nutrients in your food without adding excessive amounts of fat or salt. Once you've mastered these techniques, use them often to prepare your favorite dishes. Click on the tabs to the lef... Sat, 2 Feb 2008 05:27:01 EST some special I news I want to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11891465 last week Michael and I got custody of his 7 year old niece it was a rough ride but I think we might be home free... Little Nicolette was burn to a drug addict at the age of 3 your her mother Nicolette's grandmother took her away ... Last week Joanne ( Nicolette's grandmother) went into the hospital we were called by the sheriffs department to pick up Nicolette.. Joanne is home from the hospital now but she feels that Nicolette is too much for her so we are now raising little Nicolette <BR> ... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 18:38:48 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11791475 this is a long one but a real good one <BR> <BR> Experts share tips on how to get your weight loss program back on track. <BR> By Debra Fulghum Bruce, PhD <BR> WebMD Feature <BR> Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD <BR> Hit a weight loss plateau? It's hard to fathom that for weeks your weight loss program was taking the pounds off. Then, suddenly, the scales won't budge another ounce. <BR> <BR> Take heart. A weight loss plateau is normal. No matter how diligent you are in following your good ... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 19:43:30 EST What do you want? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x11777313 I love the Abraham books by Ester Hicks. One of the things they suggest you do is to identify what you are wanting in your life. So I would like to pass this on to the team and challenge you to take the time to do this exercise. <BR> <BR> Make a List of: <BR> - What I what <BR> - Why I want it <BR> - Why I believe I will have what I want <BR> <BR> Read your new list every morning so you can keep your mind on the path towards what you want. <BR> <BR> BC Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:18:01 EST January's coffe break http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11509495 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a great weekend... I am writing this morning because I must confess, I did somthing last night I have not done in ages I had a binge I am still not sure what set it off but there I was watching TV and all of sudden out of know where this intense feeling of haveing to eat hit me and I did I ate half a bag of baked lays and a couple of granola bars... this morning I feel sick to my stomach of course and guilty as sin but I will forgive myself today a... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 07:09:45 EST good quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11457300 The secret of success is constancy of purpose. <BR> <BR> ~Benjamin Disraeli~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Robin Sat, 19 Jan 2008 06:48:40 EST Hi Everyone, what a great site! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x11246464 Hi everyone, what a great site you have here! My name is Becky and I am just getting back to my healthy eating plan. I lost 30#'s here last year and put it back on again over the fall and early winter. I have recommited myself to eating healthy and working out! Nice to meet everyone! Becky <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 12 Jan 2008 23:19:03 EST Daily Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11225112 I know some of you will recognize this , I thought it would help us all get motivated... I am going to try to post a new tip everyday if anyone has a tip please feel free to add..... <BR> <BR> Daily Tip <BR> <BR> "Studies have shown that people who routinely eat foods that are seasoned with intense flavors lose more weight than their bland-eating counterparts. Why? Well, in order for your appetite to be satisfied, your senses need to be stimulated. If you’re seeking flavor and not getting... Sat, 12 Jan 2008 06:49:29 EST WEIGH IN ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11224923 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> lets make this the post where we weigh in every week... <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Robin Sat, 12 Jan 2008 06:33:02 EST lets have some fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11181005 Hi Eveyone <BR> <BR> lets Post a picture on our blog of what we want to look like when we hit goal and for the next week use it as your profile picture to show everyone what you will look like ... lets go all out I want to see sexy, pretty, and hot lets have fun <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Robin Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:49:51 EST Why we are doing this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x11164558 Jane wanted us to post why we are doing this so here goes: <BR> <BR> 1. I want to be healthy. <BR> 2. I want to look good and be confident and comfortable with my body. <BR> 3. I want to keep myself from getting diabetes. It runs in my family. <BR> 4. I want to be as light as possible, so if I someday get hip surgery, I won't be lugging so much weight around on crutches. <BR> 5. I want to wear whatever I want and look great! <BR> <BR> That's it! I'm hoping to get to my goal weight by... Thu, 10 Jan 2008 10:49:46 EST January Chat - Monday January 7th - 6pm MT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x10967098 Ok Monday January 7th at 6pm MT lets all talk. Call the Conf Number you will find in your Spark's Email. We can all be on the phone at once. I sure hope you can all work this into your schedule. <BR> <BR> If everyone likes this we will make this a montly team call. <BR> <BR> 5pm - PT <BR> 6pm - MT <BR> 7pm - CT <BR> 8pm - ET <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2008 15:25:55 EST January Challenge.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x10848583 Let's throw the numbers out and work on things that are just healthy and if we release pounds GREAT, if we don't GREAT, because we know we will be healthier by following our outlined plan. So let get back to basics. <BR> <BR> 1 - 8mm - first think in the morning before we eat breakfast. <BR> 2 - Breakfast within one hour of getting up. <BR> 3 - Eat every 3-hours <BR> 4 - Eat your last meal 3 hours before we go to bed. <BR> 5 - Eat healthy choices with the proper cal counts for each meal. <B... Mon, 31 Dec 2007 19:17:03 EST 2008 PREDICTIONS - What will 2008 create for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x10841315 Predict your future. What will you be doing, saying, weighting, life style, income, etc. this time next year? Let us know and we can cheer each other along the way to makeing our predictions come ture. Mon, 31 Dec 2007 12:47:17 EST Trivia team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x10707776 Hi everyone, I started a new trivia team on a site called funtrivia.com. The team name is called Sparkles. Please come and join our team. You have to go to that site, sign up and then join the team. Everyday you will receive an e-mail with 10 trivia questions. You submit your answers and the score is added to the team score. If you are interested, we would love to have you and any of your friends who you think might enjoy it! Merry Christmas everyone! Carrie Sat, 22 Dec 2007 11:36:49 EST What's your 3 Hour Diet like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x10638285 Hi everyone, BC and I thought it would be helpful to share our own personal 3 hour diet. I would be interested in hearing how you manage your mini meals, and what your favorite menus are. Here are a few of my favorites: <BR> <BR> I always have a bag of Lite Microwave popcorn popped, and on the counter. 3 cups is 100 calories, and it's good for the crunch and chew needs I have. Even if I get carried away, and eat more, it's not real calorie dense, and has hardly any fat, so I can't do too... Tue, 18 Dec 2007 02:35:09 EST Looking for my old 3H buds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x10599413 Hi everyone! It's cutiepossum from 3H diet! I'm looking for all my old buddies and looking forward to meeting new ones! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I'm currently doing my own form of combined 3H and WW diet that seems to be agreeing with my digestive system a little better! <BR> <BR> I will be on WW for one month and 3H until March and then I'm moving completely onto this site. <BR> <BR> Today, is my first day really trying to do anything on SparkPeople. Any advice, info, buddies, helpful ti... Sat, 15 Dec 2007 11:14:49 EST Lets have a coffee break come in and chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x10596416 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I am sure you are all busy with the holidays, that is why I creatd this post so we can all have a place to come and say hi vent if we need to laugh, or just chat ... I hope you all have a great day look foward to talking to you. <BR> Robin <em>247</em> Sat, 15 Dec 2007 05:40:51 EST NOTES FOUND ON S.P. FOR HOLIDAY PUSH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x10487010 The "W" in Christmas <BR> <BR> Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations -- extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending. Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas. <BR> <BR> My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a six-year-old. For weeks, he'd been memorizin... Sat, 8 Dec 2007 10:47:37 EST new team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x10457858 Hi all I just wanted to let everyone know in case you are interested there is a new team starting up and they are looking for people for a challange that starts January 1. It is called Biggest losser couples. You can do it with any couple. Or if you don't have anybody you can go on and post that you need a partner. That is what I did. It is to go along with the new Biggest Losser's new season that starts up in January. So if interested come on over. If you are like me you could always use a g... Thu, 6 Dec 2007 16:36:40 EST December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x10366784 December is a great month for holiday parties and fammily get togethers. This month let challenge our selfs to clean our body with water. Let's drink, drink, drink, that H2O. <BR> <BR> Always 1 glass upon rising to wake up our system, and then 10 or more glasses through out the day. <BR> <BR> This month I have the goal of being at 260 on Jan. 1st. This is huge number for me, this is what I was when I had my hysterectomy and it will be so cool to be back at that number for a day or two ... Sat, 1 Dec 2007 19:44:20 EST Tell us about you.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x10311674 My favorite color is blue, what is yours? Wed, 28 Nov 2007 18:47:51 EST Up for a Word Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x10190651 I love word games. So I am starting this topic in case anyone else share my enthusiasm. <BR> <BR> Our first challenge will be two word phrases where I will start and someone will pick up the last word in my phrase and use it to make a new one. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Being a cat lover I have chosen this phrase. <BR> <BR> cat food Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:33:30 EST Other Teams Posts you Need to Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x10083056 Read something good and want to share. Tell us here where we can find it. Wed, 14 Nov 2007 19:04:56 EST Hungry Girl 133 calorie pumpkin pie recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x10063260 Hi friends, I found this recipe on www.hungrygirl.com. She's got some great lo cal recipes on her website. This looks good. See what you think. <BR> Hugs, <BR> Nathanne <BR> <BR> <BR> Pump it Up! <BR> No one loves pumpkin as much as Hungry Girl does -- the fat orange fruit (yes, it's technically a fruit 'cuz it has seeds!) and HG have been BFFs forever. So it was inevitable that a fantastic pumpkin pie swap would come from the HG kitchen. Well, here it is. Grab a can of pumpkin and you... Tue, 13 Nov 2007 21:00:58 EST Additional References http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x10044700 Post links to other website that we can use to help us on our path to health. Tue, 13 Nov 2007 01:07:54 EST I never introduced myself! Hi everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x10032232 Hey everyone! I never introduced myself. I am Jennie Hrdlicka and came from the 3HD site invited by BlackCanaryBabe. It took me a while to learn this site, play with sparkpoints and create a fun page but I am getting the hang of it. I like that when I get a message I get an email! It helps me even more to stay connected. Recently I fell into my old habits of not eating enough or frequently enough and cut back on exercise, just lazy. My hubby says it is the transition to the winter and to push... Mon, 12 Nov 2007 13:22:50 EST I just joined--thanks Black Canary Babe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x10021829 Hi, I was just invited to join by BlackCanaryBabe. I think I am in the same situation as a lot of you. I've been on a 3 hour eating plan, and it's helped me not to gain, but I am not losing much at all. I am trying to exercise more, and eat more vegetables, and I think it's helping. I think fiber may be my salvation with this. It's nice to meet you all. <BR> Hugs, <BR> Nathanne Sun, 11 Nov 2007 23:25:35 EST I'm here, I'm here, I am finally here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x9975254 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> So good to be back amongst some of my 3hd buddies. It has been too long. I am still doing the other site, but I wanted to check this one out also. It is great. So many resources. I love it. But I am glad that I had the 3hd as a foundation. So I hope everyone is well. <BR> <BR> It has taken me a while to get aclimated to this site so as soon as I can I am going to read everyone's blogs in order to see what has been going on with you. Till then, how is everyon... Fri, 9 Nov 2007 00:06:33 EST BEAUTY TIPS ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x9882922 Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote <BR> when asked to share her "beauty tips." <BR> It was read at her funeral years later.. <BR> <BR> For attractive lips, speak words of kindness... <BR> For lovely eyes , seek out the good in people. <BR> For a slim figure , share your food with the hungry. <BR> For beautiful hair , let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. <BR> For poise , walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone... <BR> <BR> People,even more than... Sun, 4 Nov 2007 22:05:09 EST November Release Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x9818703 What does your November release look like? <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2007 08:46:52 EST November Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x9818632 Committe you November Exersise Here. <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2007 08:43:19 EST prayer request .. southern calif.. it is awful .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x9659317 My area is safe but surronding areas are bad .. San Diego where my family is have evacuated over 3000 people .. so many homes in all areas .. one area has been said it was started .. please no more starter fires .. the national guard have been brought in to many areas and military aircraft for help .. these people need prayers .. they interview a tv annoucer and he was annoucing the burning of his house as he was reporting ( they showed it on tv ) the man was just in shock I'm sure as he jus... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:54:37 EST You have to Laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x9647614 Happy is the person who can laugh at himself. He will never cease to be amused. <BR> <BR> Habib Bourguiba Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:37:36 EST Keep my Friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x9645111 I want to make sure I don't loose any of my good friends I have met over the last 5 months. <BR> <BR> 1 - Post new comments <BR> 2 - Send emails <BR> 3 - Be Positive <BR> 4 - Be Helpful <BR> 5 - Keep our Team Going with new posts Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:08:48 EST Post a Comment to Someone New Every Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x9645055 I want ot encourage at lease one new person each week, so I will post a comment on someone's page that I have not met at least once a week. Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:06:26 EST LET IT GO .. THIS IS SO FOR MANY OF US .. I LOVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x9623303 <BR> This is good stuff.... <BR> <BR> By T. D. Jakes <BR> <BR> There are people who can walk away from you. <BR> <BR> And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, <BR> loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone. <BR> <BR> When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybod... Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:13:15 EST Yahoo IM - we can still chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x9617591 Robin and I try to chat every Sunday, but we havn't found the chat in this site yet. I will be sending each of you an email with a link to sign up for Yahoo chat so we can keep in touch. <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Oct 2007 13:34:04 EST People Make the Difference... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x9617332 I have done this diet thing some many times it is not funny, go down a little go up a lot, over and over again. But this time is different because I have all of you here with me. I am not alone in my quest. <BR> <BR> Having someone you can talk to a share your joys and set-backs with that understands and doesn't judge makes the whole journy fun and rewarding. <BR> <BR> I love you guys and the success you keep in my life. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> BC <BR> <em>129</em> Sun, 21 Oct 2007 13:10:23 EST Goal - Share the Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2071x14739x9601798 I have found that if I smaile and say hi to everyone at work, I get more and more people smiling at me and saying hi. So my goal is to share my joy, by smiling and saying hi to all. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> BC Sat, 20 Oct 2007 10:01:37 EST You have to eat.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2072x14739x9601731 To release pounds, you have to eat. <BR> Yes, I use to go without eating all the time, but now I eat every 3 hours an it has made the biggest difference in my mental state of mine, my energy, and of course my ability to shed those unwanted pounds. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 09:56:21 EST I changed my name http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x9600411 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you know that I changed my name back to Rockinrobin1204 it feels better <BR> I think its a better fit.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 07:08:47 EST BRAG BOARD.. post anything that you are proud of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x9600283 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Everyday we work hard to stay on track, some days are harder then others I think it would be great to post the things we are most proud of example yesterday at work was cake and ice ceam day and it did not even fase me... whoo hoo for me I am so excited about getting to goal nothing is going to stop me..so lets be proud of ourselves and let others cheer us on <BR> <BR> Rockinrobin <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 06:31:41 EST HOW TO STAY YOUNG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x9569213 HOW TO STAY YOUNG ?... . <BR> <BR> 1. Throw out non-essential numbers. <BR> This includes age, weight, and height. <BR> Let the doctors worry about them. That is why they get paid. <BR> <BR> 2. Keep only cheerful friends. <BR> The grouches pull you down. <BR> (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. Keep learning: <BR> Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. <BR> Never let the brain get idle. ?"An idle mind is the devil's w... Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:27:50 EST anyone up for an excersize challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x9478013 <em>34</em> <BR> I really have been slacking on my excersize and I need some motivation to start doing my 8 mins in the morning any ideas???? <BR> <BR> Robin Sat, 13 Oct 2007 19:14:38 EST Any one up for a 5 pound challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14739x9472095 Let's finish what we started. Goal date 11/25 Start day Today, By 11/25 lose 5 pounds. <BR> <BR> Can we make it? I am in. <BR> <BR> Start 276 - Goal 271, but my next mile store weight is 268 I want to get there before the end of the year. Sat, 13 Oct 2007 10:30:32 EST I am with the canary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14739x9322007 i AM HERE BECAUSE OF THE CANARY .. AND SO THIS IS WHERE I WILL RELEASE ALL I NEED TO GET GONE <BR> <BR> MY NAME IS .. RUTH <BR> I AM MARRIED <BR> TWO GROWN KIDS <BR> 1 WONDERFUL GRANDSON AND A NEW BLESSED BABY ON THE WAY <BR> I AM HERE TO STAY WITH SOME GOOD HABITS I HAVE STARTED AND WANT TO KEEP .. MY HOPE IS TO SEE MORE OF OURS FRIENDS COME JOIN .. <BR> <em>192</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2007 02:19:11 EST