SparkPeople Reconnected Team Messageboard This spark team is a team is all about encouragement, friendship, accountability and staying connected to not only a healthy lifestyle but to friends that will lift us up when we need it! SparkPeople Reconnected Team Messageboard Hi! I'm new to this team but not to spark as have been on and off before and on for some time with my current user name. <BR> <BR> I'm not a chef, just someone who wants to cook better at home. <BR> <BR> Was browsing teams I might join and just love your name. Love being connected and communicating. <BR> <BR> I am a long time maintainer of a large (100+) weight loss, although I do not track on spark and use the site for support and resources. Part of maintaining IMO is having to relose pounds ... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 19:32:52 EST Hi, I like the name of this team... My name is Michelle and I am "reconnecting" with SP so this sounded like the perfect team! I recently lost 30lbs through a lower carb diet program and I want to maintain this lifestyle because it is actually working for me! My weight has been an issue for a long time-- right now, I am just trying to stay focused and encouraged-- and stay in the race. (For me, that means no more giving up!) <em>30</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 15:30:31 EST Hi I'm new to this group and new to Spark people I am Barb, I am working on lifestyle changes. I want to lose at least 50lbs. I want to learn how to keep it off maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life. This is not a temporary change that I want to make- but a permanent one. <BR> <BR> I believe that I’m an emotional eater, and so I stuff my unresolved feelings rather than deal with them. Or that I feel that I have been deprived and I feed my unmet needs with food rather than deal with my feelings about my needs being unmet ... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 01:42:31 EST Eating a Rainbow! Hey guys! On one of my other teams, we have a challenge to eat a rainbow of vegetables and fruit, in order to get a fuller range of nutrients into our diets. Each day, come to the thread and post what colors you've eaten. I thought I'd start a thread here for the same thing, and see what happens. <BR> <BR> An example would be: <BR> Red: Tomatoes, strawberries <BR> Orange: Carrots, oranges <BR> Yellow/Lt. Green: Iceberg lettuce, bananas <BR> Dark Green: Green beans, romaine lettuce <BR> Bl... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 21:10:13 EST Hello! At this point, I haven't done a whole lot to train, other than sign up here and go for a walk with Dena. I'm gonna have to revisit the "doom training" we put together last year when we were attempting to gear up to go this year. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope you guys are having a wonderful day and I look forward to getting to know each of you! Sun, 20 Apr 2008 19:32:17 EST Recipies/Snack Ideas Just thought I would throw some snack Ideas. You may already know them but here they are: <BR> <BR> *Celery and peanut butter <BR> <BR> *apple and Peanut butter <BR> <BR> *cherrios and 60cal yogurt <BR> <BR> *Veggies and Cheese <BR> <BR> *Almonds and Rice cakes <BR> <BR> *Try those protein waters with a serving of Pirate Booty chips (Great low cal Potato Chips I haven't been able to find them recently. <BR> <BR> *Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich <BR> <BR> *Cereal like Special K and Milk... Sat, 12 Apr 2008 07:52:13 EST Searching for the right team for where I am now... Hi... <BR> <BR> I'm not new to SparkPeople - have been using it since last summer and most days, track all food and exercise, and I have participated in a couple of other teams. I lost 45-50# last year(depending on where I am on a given day within my 'normal' range of 123-128) I did it aggressively, but the healthy way, through serious and persistent exercise and healthy eating/portion control, and have maintained since fall. But I've been zapped with a series of pretty serious life chall... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:15:12 EST