SparkPeople RV Enthusiasts Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17686 For all those who love RVing... share your recipes and travel tips. SparkPeople RV Enthusiasts Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17686 Hi. New to Spark, will be new to RVing soon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x58606086 <em>30</em> Hi everyone! I am 62 and new to the Spark site, but have been 'on a diet' all my life. That didn't work real well, so hopefully this will work better. I have wanted to be a full time RVer for over 30 years, but haven't had the time or the money. I am retired now and plan to buy a van and outfit it myself (unless someone has a class B motor home they want to sell to me on time? Did I mention that I have a decent income now but no credit? lol!) Last summer I spent 2 months on the... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:08:41 EST JULY Goals or Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x58384833 This thread will be for anyone that is setting goals for themselves for the month of July. It doesn't always have to be measured in Weight Loss. Often setting new habit goals will result in weight loss. Whatever you want to hold yourself accountable. <BR> <BR> Check in and let us know what you will be working on during the month of July! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:12:16 EST My past week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x58183803 It has been over a week now with Spark, I would like to thank everyone for the welcome I have gotten. After the week I was down 1.5 lbs. So I hope to continue with this trend. For health reasons I need to lose this weight. I took congestive heart failure at age 53, I am now 59 it sent me for a loop, for a little while, but I am looking at the positive side now. Even though I had to give up a job I loved, I was a city transit driver for 19 years, I now travel with my RV between 4-6 months out ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:42:09 EST Washington DC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x58088376 We are planning on going to Washington DC in August. Has anyone camped near there? Anyplace that you would recommend or avoid? Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:25:03 EST RV ing for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x58085921 My name is Gordon I am new to SparkPeople and hope it will work for me. I like what I have seen so far. <BR> I have had a few rv's over the years, but in the past 3 years have devoted a lot more time to it. 2 year ago we travelled from one coast of Canada to the other, and if that wasn't enough we drove from the Yukon Territory to California across to Florida and then to the Maritimes. This past winter we drove from the Yukon to Texas and back. Our plan is to spend from 4-6 months travell... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 16:12:35 EST SPRING CLEAN - YOU Weigh In Template http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x57453948 Please set up you own Template so you can come back here each Saturday and report how much you have gained or loss. This is the information I will use to make my Weekly Report so don't forget to report each Saturday, the earlier the better. If I don't hear from you by late afternoon, I will send you a reminder to check in. <BR> <BR> Feel Free to Copy and Paste the dates into your own post. Then come back each Sat., click on Edit My Post and add your weekly loss or gain by the appropriate da... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:45:04 EST SPRING CLEAN - YOU Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x57453871 I hope everyone is getting ready to start our latest challenge! We have a couple new people that have signed up. I will come back on Friday and post a complete list of who have joined for the fun. <BR> <BR> Feel free to use this thread for chatting or if you have any questions I can answer. <BR> <BR> Good luck and have fun. Oh,as usual, on Fridays I will be posting the Guideline for the following week here in this thread. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:38:37 EST New RV website! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x57203377 Hello to my fellow RV enthusiasts! I wanted to let you know about a new "social" RV site called RVillage.com <BR> It is a wonderful way to share ideas and to also see where your fellow RVers are for impromptu get-togethers. <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:04:15 EST Full timers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x56796909 Hi Folks, I'm a full time RVer who just now joined this site. We will be leaving Florida in March heading to Montana, ND and Idaho, via Texas and New Mexico. <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing from you and need all the encouragement I can get to lose 75lbs. <BR> <BR> Thanks and perhaps we'll meet on the road. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:38:30 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x56521971 Hello everyone - My RVing loving daughter inspired me to join Spark. I have been a member for about a month and have lost 8 pounds. Being single and old (72) it was always difficult to get motivated to lose weight. My goal is to lose enough weight to get healthier and once again enjoy sightseeing and exploring when we go RVing! Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:08:11 EST 500 Calorie Deficit Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x56390225 This is where we will check in for support and motivation. Please feel free to let us know how your eating and exercise is working and if you made the deficit for the day! <BR> <BR> We also have members from the team that are not in the challenge but will occasionally be checking in as our Cheerleaders. <BR> <BR> I was surprised when I was setting up the teams to see how many members really are trying to maintain or lose just the final 10 lbs. I try to make the teams even by assigning som... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:56:24 EST The 500 Calorie Deficit Challenge WI Template http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x56390125 Please set up you own Template so you can come back here each Saturday and report how much you have gained or loss. This is the information I will use to make my Weekly Report so don't forget to report each Saturday, the earlier the better. If I don't hear from you by late afternoon, I will send you a reminder to check in. <BR> <BR> Jan 18th - Start Challenge by Weighing In <BR> <BR> Jan 25th <BR> How Many Days Did you Make your 500 Calorie Deficit? <BR> <BR> Feb 1st <BR> How many Days? ... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:46:32 EST Anybody going to Quartzsite, AZ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x56294405 This will be our first "pilgrimage" to the Quartzsite RV show/gathering. Has anyone gone to this in the past? Anyone going this month? Would love to hear about your experiences/opinions. We are being total wimps by staying in an RV Park with FHU, not boon docking like the majority! <em>67</em> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 19:27:00 EST Full-time RVer new to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x56290430 So glad I found this team! We have been full timing since March 2013...sold the house and most of our stuff and are traveling around the country. My biggest challenge has been exercise (or lack of, I should say), as well as meal prep. We are currently in Mohave Valley, AZ, and heading to Quartzsite from 1/16-1/30. <BR> Would love to hear from my fellow RV family. Thu, 9 Jan 2014 14:01:58 EST Sugar Busters Detox Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x56164004 From Thanksgiving to New Year's most of us have been surrounded by processed sugar products. I have over indulged and I am sure I am not alone. In order to get the sugar cravings out of our system, the easiest way is to do a Sugar Detox. I have decided on a ten day detox. Not everyone will follow exactly the same diet but if you want to know what I will be doing, here it is: <BR> <BR> What You Can Eat and What You Can't <BR> No major food groups are off-limits, but you'll need to avoid ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 11:47:12 EST HOLIDAY SURVIVAL - Accountability, Tips, Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x55762364 The next few weeks we will be faced with additional foods and temptations. To help each of us survive without the traditional 13 lb gain, I invite you to post here during the Holiday Season. <BR> <BR> Let us know if you are gaining or losing and how much, if you dare. <BR> <BR> Any tips or recipes will be gladly appreciated. Otherwise, I just look forward to General Discussion. <BR> <BR> Remember <em>381</em> and Survive! Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:28:01 EST Changes in Nutrition Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x55728313 This was posted by Coach Tanya about the changes on the nutrition page that happened today <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest i... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:19:36 EST What a wonderful welcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x55692598 Thanks everyone for the wonderful welcome! Something we've learned on the road is that RVers are the nicest folks. <BR> We are not full timers yet. DH's previous job kept him on the road. We bought the RV and I went along for the ride. He changed jobs last year so the traveling has dropped off, but we still go out on weekends and on longer trips during holidays and vacations during the summer. <BR> I have a difficult time because I follow the spark diet and DH follows Atkins. I follow recipe... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:58:40 EST Hi, I'm new to the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x55660735 Hi, my name is Tami. I have been a sparker for several years now. My husband and I have been rvers for 2 years and are loving it. I hope to learn some ideas for cooking while rving that won't ruin my spark diet. I look forward to getting to know all of you and am glad to be a part of the group. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 20:46:55 EST Hints for putting RV in storage for the first time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x55659471 Hi All, <BR> In one week we will be leaving Pismo and leaving our fifth wheel behind to be stored until we visit again in the spring. I realized all of a sudden thatbI will need to empty the refrig and freezer and turn it off so it can dry out before the door is shut for good. <BR> <BR> I am wondering what else I should do in preparation to leaving it in storage. Any tips you might have I would really appreciate! Thank you! Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:26:06 EST Favorite places to visit/ RV ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x55574580 Hi Rv'ers ! <BR> <BR> With the challenge half way through and so many of us struggling, I would like to know your all time favorite places to RV/ visit. This focuses some of our energy on pleasant memories and gives me ideas of where to visit next. LOL. <BR> <BR> My farthest & most favorite trip was to SD to see devils tower. That was one massive rock up close and I got in some exercise walking around it. I was so surprised at Mt Rushmore that it was not more massive, but still very impr... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 14:08:53 EST What do you tell yourself ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x55369307 There is another team that has "what would you tell younger you ?" as a topic. I am a firm believer in the past being the past for a reason. We are supposed to learn from it. I suspect if I had told myself the things these people were saying they would say, I would have acted like a young person and done whatever I was going to do any way. The young think they are invincible. <BR> <BR> So, my question is, "what do you tell yourself " ? <BR> <BR> I tell myself, " You are beautiful insid... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:26:11 EST How do I locate my former Spark page? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x55238380 It has all of my friends and photos and all. <BR> I started a new one, but would prefer to have my original one. <BR> I have searched and searched....Any ideas??? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:45:05 EST Weigh In Template for Habit Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x55214520 Please copy and paste this templete as a post in this thread. Each week you will click on Edit This Post and update with correct weight for the week! This is what Tammy and I will be using each week to get our info so be very accurate - PLEASE! <BR> <BR> Starting Weight as of 10/12/2013 <BR> <BR> On Oct 19th I weigh <BR> <BR> On Oct 26th I weigh <BR> <BR> On Nov 2nd I weigh <BR> <BR> On Nov 9th I weigh <BR> <BR> On Nov 16th I weigh <BR> <BR> On Nov 23rd I weigh Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:45:44 EST Question: SMALL Sewing Machines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x54815959 Can anyone recommend a small travel sewing machine? <BR> <BR> I have not sewed in decades! So when I was downsizing from our house to living in our RV, naturally I got rid of my sewing machine. <BR> <BR> Now... I'd love to do the occasional small sewing project. <BR> <BR> And now I need a decent SMALL, lightweight sewing machine. I've heard that there are specific 'travel' sewing machines... <BR> <BR> Specifically, I want to be able to cut a piece of fabric and use the machine to sew the... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:17:03 EST Sharon.... THANK YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x54274919 hi everyone: <BR> <BR> i wanted to publicly say THANK YOU to Sharon <BR> she does a great job of being our team leader <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Sharon, your efforts are appreciated <em>304</em> <BR> hope you have a great day <BR> peter Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:56:57 EST CHALLENGE CHIT CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x54266335 Here is a thread dedicated especially for chatting about the challenge. I don't think it's necessary for separate threads for each team as we all post on them anyway to encourage and support each other. So let's all meet in one place! Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:42:04 EST Weigh In Template for Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x54213784 Please copy and paste this templete as a post in this thread. Each week you will click on Edit This Post and update with correct information. This is what Tammy and I will be using each week to get our info so be very accurate - PLEASE! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 7/27/13 216 <BR> Ending Weight 9/14/13 <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 7/27/13 216 <BR> 8/3/13 215 (Lbs lost or gained) <BR> Bonus Pts for Week: 70 <BR> <BR> 8/10/13 <BR> Bonus Pts for Week: <BR> <BR... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 16:30:56 EST COMING OUT OF THE DARK CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x54213726 Next Saturday is the beginning of our challenge! It is also our day to weigh in and get our Starting Weight. I will not setting any goal or percentage of what you need to lose but I have divided us in to three teams and we will compete among ourselves to see which team loses the most weight. We'll also have a biggest loser (by percentage of weight lost) for each team. AND, we will announce Queen of the Challenge as well, based on weight loss and bonus points earned. I will be giving our ... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 16:24:39 EST Hi. I'm new to this team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x54094753 Hi. My name is Janice and I am new to this team. <BR> <BR> My husband and I love RVing. We are currently trying to sell our Holiday Rambler 2003 41 foot, king sized bed, loads of extras, best bathroom in an RV ever! If you know anyone who is looking for the ultimate retirement traveling home let me know! We would gladly trade for cash and a smaller RV. <BR> <BR> My two favourite places that I have RVed to so far are Drumheller, Alberta and Banff/Lake Louise. Wow, the beauty and the maj... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:07:07 EST Optional Program Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x54064778 This was posted in our Leaders Team, so I thought I would give you a head's up! <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to let you know about some changes that are coming tomorrow to calorie and fitness tracking. A few things to keep in mind: <BR> <BR> 1. These changes are TOTALLY optional to current members. So if you like the way things work now, you don't have to change anything. <BR> <BR> 2. Change is never easy, so we ask that you keep an open mind when reading the blog below and ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 19:12:23 EST July Challenge - Summer is in Full Swing, are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x53963511 July is already here and summer is truly here. Swim suit season and shorts. Are you happy with the way you feel when you put them on? I'm not and I'm determined to do something about it. <BR> <BR> June was productive for me I met all my goals and dare to even put more in writing for July! <BR> <BR> I am proud to have tracked every day in the month of June and my goal is to keep that streak going and make it through July. If I do, that means I will be mindful of my water intake and dri... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 18:11:20 EST Spark Points Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x53931419 This change took place yesterday. It was posted on our SIGN IN PAGE. Just in case you hadn't read this, here it is. <BR> <BR> <BR> From yesterday's Spark Blog: <BR> Good morning, SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Our team has been hard at work on several site improvements that will roll out in the next few months. We are always looking for ways to improve your SparkPeople experience as well as make the site simpler and easier for people to use so that they can continue reaching their goals. <BR> ... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:52:42 EST Spark People App - FREE Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x53685658 I have this app on my iPhone and love it for tracking so I thought I would pass the word along from our Leaders Team. Sorry it won't let me copy the link but it works if you copy and paste it in your browser. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> My DS just told me this, and I didn't want to wait until later. I know that the fact that the app cost money now has come up before. Maybe you want to tell your team. ... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:09:54 EST June Challenge - Will it be June Doom or Success? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x53557674 June has arrived! Swimsuit season has come with it. How happy are you to put on your swimsuit? We start water aerobics this week in our community and to be honest, I am dreading it. In Towerpoint all my friends already know what I look like but here in MI I have all new friends to bare my body in front of. But, at least I am lighter than I was and the exercise should help me continue to lose. <BR> <BR> That being said, it's time to start my June Challenges. My 5% Challenge is focusing ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 08:24:20 EST Team Map http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x53472991 Hi everyone, <BR> I was just checking out the team map and noticed that only a few of us are showing on the map. I enjoy seeing which team members live close enough to maybe get together sometimes. <BR> If you click on "community" at the top of the SP page and then click on '"spark teams". once there click on "manage my sparkteam emails/settings" this will take you to a listing of your spark teams with several different headings and check boxes. If you check the box under "show on team map" f... Sat, 25 May 2013 09:45:14 EST May Challenge - Let's Bloom Like the Flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x53166020 Our May Challenge will be more fun if we chose to include exercise in with our weight loss. I am also so bad at tracking that my own personal goals will be the following: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise at least 10 minutes a day <BR> 2. Track my meals at least 6 out of 7 days <BR> 3. Have a loss on the scale each of the weeks in May. I'm not setting a particular amount to lose as that can be defeating if I don't think I can make it by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Those are my goals - what are... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:57:20 EST Back and ready to start full-timing soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x53043430 Hi, Ladies! <BR> <BR> Hopefully some of you remember me! I have been away from the group for some time and have been sporadic on SP the last year, but I am ready to get involved chatting with you all again. Life has been very hectic the last six months, and we have not been RVing since October. We finally sold our house after being on the market since September 1st. We have a July 1st settlement (well, actually we are still awaiting the results of our inspection and to see if the buyer's m... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 15:26:48 EST April Challenge - Spring In To Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x52765215 I added our new challenge thread here so I can make it a Sticky Topic. <BR> <BR> Once again I will try to lose another 10 lbs but you may make your own weight loss goal if that seems too much. <BR> <BR> My hope that will all my social activity dying down, I can concentrate on exercise and diet and have another good loss before we head home! Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:04:22 EST New team member- Full Time RV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x52680362 Hi <BR> <BR> I am a full-timer. We are currently wintering in Lake Havasu City AZ- and will be spending our summers in a little cooler climate. Just ordered the Walking DVD with Lesley Samone- and hope that will keep me motivated to keep moving! <BR> Nice to meet you all. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:30:06 EST March Challenge - Marching Off 10 lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x52329145 If we don't set goals, we will never achieve them. With that said, I am challenging you to lose 10 lbs in the month of March! <BR> <BR> I will not be keeping any records, so you are all on your honor. <BR> <BR> This thread is strictly to post our progress and discuss the challenge. Let us know if you are with Ruthann and me to work hard to lose 10 lbs and kick start our losing again! Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:43:01 EST Watching TV in your RV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x51990215 We have a small 23' hybrid travel trailer. My DH would like to be able to watch TV and I would like internet service when we're camping in rustic parks where no service is available. <BR> <BR> What do you all do? Do you have a satellite? A Mobile broadband for "on the go"? What does your service cost? How do you like it? <BR> <BR> Sorry, I know I'm asking you all to do my legwork for me but researching this is pretty confusing. We just started RVing in 2011 and last year we didn't go anywh... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 11:58:39 EST Sept '13 RV Enthusiasts Custer Rally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x51707960 Well, let's start our discussion with a list of who is definitely going to be attending. <BR> <BR> Also, any suggestions of RV parks in the area. <BR> <BR> I understand the dates that Jacque will be off work is Sep 16-21st. Do we want to plan on the whole week or what. Norm and I will be attending and we'll probably arrive the weekend before the 16th and stay through the 21st. <BR> <BR> Ruthann - you are welcome to stay with us as we've stated. We will come and pick you up if you fly in... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:01:59 EST Refrigerator fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x51644171 Just wanted to let everyone know about the fire we had in our motorhome's refrigerator. <BR> <BR> We have a Norcold fridge/freezer. We have received recall notices on the fridge due to the possibility of it catching on fire. Our model number was not on the recall list. We had confirmed this by calling Norcold and giving them our model number. <BR> <BR> We were aware of a class action lawsuit against Norcold too. After our fire we read through the lawsuit. It is stating the Norcold has kn... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:32:02 EST Is anyone going to the RV show in Tampa? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x51497232 Yes Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:56:39 EST Part-time full-timers. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x51456423 LOL We travel for my husband's job and when it takes him more than 2 hours from the house we all travel in the RV. Last time we went to Ohio for a few months. Right now we are back at the house while he recovers from hernia surgery. While we are here, it isn't so hard to figure out exercise. I can close my bedroom door and do things or easily take a walk (when it isn't so cold!) but once we get back in the RV, I'm not sure what I'll do. <BR> Some places are easy to take walks at and others ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 17:37:07 EST Our Mildew Problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x51298994 When we were having showers our motor home air conditioner leaked water on the bed. I've washed the linen and blanket with no problem, but some of the wet got on the pillow top mattress of our Select Comfort Mattress that is 12 years old. I've written to Select Comfort to see if the pillow top that unzips from the rest of the mattress is washable or dry cleanable. They say no. But I could purchase a new topper for $700.00 plus. They did say I could spot wet it in the tub with Ivory or ... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 18:21:12 EST Christmas Daily 10 minute exercise challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x51183238 10 minutes of any sort of exercise, walking, jogging, gym, sport, swim, strength training, spark videos...what ever you want. Lets keep moving over the festive season until we get to those new year resolutions! <BR> I suggest you add what you've done each day by editting your post (lets see if that works OK!) <BR> Thank you for helping me keep on the move <BR> Tessa Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:24:19 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x51018197 Know this is a very weird question for this team but..... <BR> <BR> I have a question...... are many of you guys Fulltimers ? ( and do you own a home somewhere?) <BR> My hubby is retired and we have a 32 ft 5th wheel which we have just put seasonal right now. I am on long term disability for now, and waiting to hear what they say. I am not able to go to work in my humble opinion and my arthrtic joints say the same. Who knows what the insurance will say. <BR> Anyway hubbys dream is to fullti... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:51:28 EST where are you? where to next? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x49839217 wondered if some you might like to post where you are currently <BR> and/or <BR> to post where you are off to next? <BR> <BR> thought it might be interesting to share some info about our locations <BR> <BR> pdq Sun, 9 Sep 2012 07:22:36 EST Super duper excited just booked 5 nights at local http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x49541577 state parks! We'll spend 2 nights at one then 3 nights at another. Now to plan my healthy camping menu (I'll share with y'all) and start packing! Can't wait to share our pics with you! And please if you have any suggestions/recipes to share with me please do. Thanks! Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:38:24 EST BIKINI BUDDIES BANTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x48373912 Ok, here'e a place for us to chat buddies. Highs and lows, what ever you need team. We're in it together. <em>344</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 17:41:00 EST Spunky Sparkers Spiel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x48373861 Hi, Spunky Sparkers! We can gather here to chat every day, but we need to report our losses/points earned on the THE Summer Challenge Thread. If time is a consideration, please post THERE instead, so that Sharon won't have to look a bunch of different places. <BR> <BR> Have you had a good first day? I took a couple of walks - this is my normal routine - and have done some cleaning and some sewing, so I am thinking it was a very good day. <BR> <BR> I am not sure I was very spunky about ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 17:37:17 EST Firecracker chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x48373039 I've started hhis thread so we can come here to chat, brag and encourage our team. <BR> <BR> Just remember you have to report your weekly results to the challene thread as well. <BR> I'd like to see lots of posts in both threads! Mon, 4 Jun 2012 16:29:32 EST This is THE Summer Challenge Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x48365395 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is ready to have some fun while losing weight! <BR> <BR> The big announcement this morning is our Teams. I have decided to have three teams and had my DH pick names so I wouldn't be charged with favoritism. So here are the teams <BR> <BR> FIRECRACKERS <BR> Sharon SHARONSPARKLE (Monday), Team Leader <BR> Robin ROBINT63 (Monday) <BR> Susy SUSYINKC (Monday) <BR> Heather HOLDINGMYOWN (Wednesday) <BR> Amy AMYBELLES (Thursday) <BR> Gina FAIRYI... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:05:30 EST June is National Iced Tea Month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x48348020 = = June is National Iced Tea Month = = <BR> <BR> Really! It is! <link>blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2011/06<BR>/national-iced-tea-month/ </link> <BR> <BR> So… Why not try out these LEMON RASPBERRY ICE CUBES?! <BR> --Place frozen raspberries inside each space of ice tray. <BR> --Add a splash of lemon juice. <BR> --Finish filling with water. <BR> --Place tray in freezer. <BR> <BR> = = Serve to yourself! = = Your family! = = Your friends! = = <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> Susy Sun, 3 Jun 2012 00:02:25 EST WHO'S UP FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x48327042 As I said in the Tell us About Your Day thread. I'll start a thread here and see who's up for a new challenge and what kind do you want. <BR> <BR> We've already had 2 or 3 say that another team challenge sounds good. I'm good with that too. Do we just want to do a weight loss? Or do we want more in it. <BR> Let's all put in our ideas and come up with a good one. It's time to get back on track. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:21:18 EST SparkLive! - Cold Weather Exercise Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x46183664 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:45:36 EST LOSING IT FOR SUMMER WEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x46156030 I am starting this new thread for those that would like to record their weekly weight and be held accountable. <BR> <BR> You may keep track like we did on the 5% challenge or chose to do something different. <BR> <BR> I have removed the Sticky Topic from the last Discuss our Challenge as I can only keep three sticky topics and I'm sure you'll want this one at the top of the list. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all of us on continued weight loss and healthier eating! Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:50:39 EST SparkLive! class - Noteworthy Nutrition Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x46053008 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:45:51 EST Hi, Just Joined The Team....We're Fulltimers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x45912065 I'm getting more involved with Sparkpeople...once again ~ LOL. We have lived fulltime in our motorhome since May 2009. It definitely changes the options you have for home workouts. <BR> <BR> We're workampers, so we move seasonally. We're in Texas working for the winter and will be heading to Maine this summer. <BR> <BR> It's nice to have a group I can relate to :) Sun, 8 Jan 2012 21:47:43 EST SparkLive! class - Choosing A Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45904821 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:19:16 EST SparkLive! class - Secrets of Strong Starters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45770251 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:26:08 EST Recycle your Christmas Cards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45717256 Recycle your holiday cards by sending the fronts to St. Jude's Ranch for Children. The kids at St Jude's create new cards out of the old art to resell. They are not connected to St Jude's Hospital. You can check out their web site at stjudesranch.org and there is a box on the right side to click on for recycle cards. <BR> <BR> St Jude's Ranch for Children <BR> Recycle Cards <BR> 100 St Jude's St <BR> Boulder City, NV. 89005 <BR> <BR> We have toured the ranch as they have a nice small museu... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:02:40 EST SparkLive! Class - 7 Rewarding Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45670565 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:06:22 EST I Love Camping! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x45669851 Hi Everyone! I have been camping literally all my life. I am 33 and took my my first official camping trip when I was only a couple weeks old. The majority of my favorite family memories have been from days/weeks spent camping. I can't wait for spring to get out in the 5th Wheel again!! Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:03:45 EST What Do You Tow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45654103 What kind of vehicle do you tow behind your motor home and what do you like and dislike about it? <BR> <BR> When we bought our motor home in Florida we needed a car as we traded in the 5th wheel and truck. Our salesman had a friend that bought cars at auction and he looked for one for us. I had read that Chevy Malibu was a good tow car and he found one and we bought it. It has been an excellent car and drives very nice BUT: It is so hard to get in and out of now that I'm having trouble w... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 13:26:15 EST SparkLive! class - Simple Stress Busters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45562752 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 16:11:23 EST SparkLive! class - Avoiding Holiday Gains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45471381 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:15:59 EST SparkLive! class - Healthier Holiday Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45374152 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:19:44 EST Decmber Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45336596 I believe setting short term goals is so important for our success in our journey to better health. Therefore, I am starting a thread so we have a place to write down our goals and hold ourselves accountable for them. Fri, 2 Dec 2011 09:38:02 EST Spark Live! 5 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain at Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45260732 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 16:49:10 EST Amount of Exercise for 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x45246357 This is NOT mandatory to be part of the challenge. There was discussion on the exercise thread that perhaps giving the actual time/amount might help with accountability for some of us. <BR> <BR> Keep in mind that we are all on different stages of our journey, and as long as we are happy with our progress, that is all that matters. When I began, I could barely walk to the end of my street at the corner. Now I walk MUCH more than that, but I am almost 16 months along this road now... <BR>... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 14:14:56 EST SparkLive! topic - Thanksgiving Survival Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45171357 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:12:20 EST Let's Discuss Our Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x45155628 In an effort to keep our WI posts from getting buried and difficult to locate each week, we are suggesting you come to this thread for general remarks and discussion about the challenge. <BR> <BR> We are by no means discouraging anyone from posting as we all want to encourage and support one another. <BR> <BR> So feel free to post here as much as you would like! Sat, 19 Nov 2011 13:29:58 EST Here I am! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x45146858 Hi, everyone. I'm pretty new around SparkPeople, and these forums are overwhelming! With all the teams, forums, threads, it doesn't seem possible to actually connect with anyone, but I'll jump in, and you all will make it okay. <BR> <BR> My husband and I live in ND. I've been retired since 2006. My husband works for a small independent telephone company 6-9 months of the year, but from Jan until it is safe to return to North Dakota, we travel south in our MH. So DH is counting the weeks... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:52:28 EST SparkLive! class - The Power of Positive Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x45057209 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:41:23 EST Daily Exercise Log http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x45013732 As exercise is such an important part of our weight loss journey, we are encouraging you to check in on a daily basis and let us know what you have done to help accomplish your goal weight. <BR> <BR> We encourage beginners to strive for 30 minutes five times a week and as your confidence builds work up from there. We have some that are striving for 120 minutes a day! Don't let them intimidate you but rather inspire you! Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:08:54 EST 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x45013381 This is where we will be posting our weekly WI's for the 5% Challenge. The following template is what you will copy in to your post. Each week you will Edit your post and add your weekly weight. <BR> <BR> Starting weight 11/19: <BR> <BR> 11/26: <BR> 12/3: <BR> 12/10: <BR> 12/17: <BR> 12/24: <BR> 12/31: <BR> 1/7: <BR> 1/14: <BR> <BR> 5% Goal: <BR> Weekly Goal: <BR> Goal Weight: <BR> <BR> <BR> Good luck to all and may we all be big Losers, lol. <BR> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:46:05 EST SparkLive! class: Thinking Inside the LunchBox http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x44951781 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 18:48:45 EST SP Live! topic - Eating Healthy on a Budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x44841207 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 22:19:45 EST SP Live! meeting: Healther Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x44726780 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:55:25 EST Getting a new bike...any suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x44682664 I have been doing internet searches the last few days and plan to visit some bike shops later today. <BR> Does anyone have any hints as to type of bike, brand, style? <BR> I see there is something called a step through bike that lets you have both feet on the ground when you stop and has a low bar so that it is easy to step over, lower than even some of the traditional womans bikes. <BR> I would appreciate any suggestions you might have. <BR> Thank you in advance. <BR> Margie Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:17:49 EST Tell Us About Your Day (6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x44168377 OK - hopefully, you have all followed me here. <BR> <BR> I am pleased to say that we have arrived at Towerpoint and are settling in nicely. I am on the resorts WiFi and it seems to be working nicely so I may just have to put my Verizon MiFi on hold for a few months. I won't until the resort gets busy and I know it will work well with all the people on it at once. <BR> <BR> Jacque - I hope you are enjoying your day with family. <BR> <BR> Judy - I hope it's not raining any more. We talked... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:17:08 EST Favorite Recipe for Happy Hour Snack? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x43857757 I'm always stumped as to what to bring for a snack to share at our RV club's happy hours. What's your favorite thing to take to a get-together with a camping group? Our groups are usually 15-30 people and are overflowing with chips & salsa, so I'd like some new ideas. We have a Micro/Convection oven in the coach, but no 'real' oven. Also have a toaster oven, medium size crock pot, and a medium size gas grill. Thanks a bunch!! Thu, 1 Sep 2011 20:19:26 EST How many loss lbs. equal a smaller size for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x43837203 <BR> <BR> I'm sure you all know someone who will say 'I lost 10 pounds and now I can wear a size ?'. <BR> I can remember on DWTS and Kristi Alley said she was wearing a much smaller size than was possible from what she looked like on TV. <BR> <BR> How many pounds do you have to lose to comfortably get down one size? I know for me it is about 25 lbs. to get into the next size down of slacks or jeans. <BR> <BR> Ann <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:52:08 EST New to Spark - RV'ing forever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x43485841 Just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself - my name is Donna. <BR> <BR> I joined sparkpeople about a week ago - am really enjoying looking around and connecting with people. <BR> <BR> My husband and I are avid RV'ers. I was introduced to camping/rv'ing in childhood - we spent every summer travelling around eastern Canada/US growing up. Then when we moved out west it opened all new possibilities - we travelled western Canada and the US all the way down to the Baja peninsula in Mexico... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:59:23 EST Fultiming "Winter Camping" Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x43485709 I'm not new to "winter camping" or 24/7 year round boondocking. I live in an area that gets 5 to 7 months of snow (more on a "cold" year), and usually spends 2 of those months at temps of -20F to -48F before wind chill factors (and living on the coast, we get a lot of high winds all year long). I lived fulltime in a tent since 2006 (no electricity, no running water, etc), during that time we had 3 blizzards (one which buried my tent under 9 feet of snow), 2 ice storms, and 5 hurricanes. So, e... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:50:28 EST Does anybody have a Road Trek SS Agile? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x43383747 If someone has a Road Trek SS Agile, I would really apprecaite corresponding with them. There are so many things about it that we can't figure out. Our biggest problem is figuring out how to keep the refrigerator going when we travel. We need to cook when we travel - our eating bill is outrageous - and really can't until we figure out the fridge situation. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:51:00 EST What do you do about black bottoms when baking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x43377147 I mean like say you are baking cinnamon rolls in your RV oven and they have black bottoms. If I bought a pizza stone like they sell at Bed Bath and Beyond would that work better than a regular baking pan? What do you suggest? Fri, 5 Aug 2011 00:48:36 EST New to Spark and RVing, not new to Boondocking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x43097546 I just joined Spark, because I used to walk/hike everywhere, than life happened, I got depressed, started binge eating, stopped walking, gained weight, and suddenly a few weeks ago discovered that I was winded and could not walk more than a quarter mile without stopping to rest. This was a shocking fact as I used to walk 13 miles a day and did heavy duty hiking, and yet now I was so out of shape, I could barely walk a thousand feet! <BR> <BR> When I say life happened and I got depressed, I ... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:05:04 EST What are you using to determine your goal wt.? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x43052655 Are you going by how you look your best or how you feel your best or some other way? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:12:05 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x42902726 Hi group, I just joined today after watching my weight creep up and up. Pretty discouraged right now so I'm hoping this will be a turning point. <BR> <BR> DH and I are both retired, we travel in our 40' Newmar Dutch Star from the first of November until the end of April (or whenever the snow melts in New England). Spending the winters traveling is not great for my weight management. I had lost 25 lbs before we started traveling in 2009 and have gained almost all of it back. <BR> <BR> W... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 08:55:42 EST Accountability Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x42902437 Now that our Spring In To Summer Challenge is over, several have expressed the disappointment of not checking in. So this thread is dedicated to those who would like to be held accountable. <BR> <BR> You may check in daily, weekly or monthly - whichever feels right for you! <BR> <BR> This is not a contest so there are no rules. I, however, at the beginning of each month will tell you what my goal or goals will be for the month! <BR> <BR> This is your thread so you can post whatever you w... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 08:37:38 EST Boo Hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x42888187 My husband just received an offer of $6,000 on our RV we drove down to Florida to try and sell back in December. I told him to take it, it was the only offer we've received (we were asking $10,000 originally) and now with our planned trip to London the end of September, the money would certainly come in handy. The sale will also lower our insurance $50 a month or so. <BR> <BR> It's the end of an era for me. We started camping back around 1986, throwing the queen-sized bed mattress into th... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 10:44:05 EST My weekly report in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x42055743 Well it has been another week. The weather continues to be very uncooperative. It is sort of depressing and I wish we could get more than one day of sunshine. I did OK but only lost 0.4 of a pound. At least it is a lost and not a gain. I guess I had too many social outings this last week. Everyone seems to be doing very well. It helps so much having this challenge. Knowing you have to weigh in and then knowing your team is depending on you to loose certainly does help you try to loose... Thu, 26 May 2011 12:36:49 EST Had a great time on the trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x41881414 We had a wonderful time. We went to a local state park about an hour from the house. Could not get that darn motorhome level so just moved to a more level site! We leave again in a few weeks for a family camping trip. My parents, niece, nephew in my parents' fifth wheel and our family of four in our motorhome. The motorhome is ready to go, all I have to do is pack our clothes and groceries and we are ready to hit the road again. I'll post photos on my page of our recent trip. Tue, 17 May 2011 15:00:23 EST Here we are, another week!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x41806174 Well I did much better this week. Still working in the garden. I know it is too early to put in the tomatoes in this Pacific Northwest weather but they are in and they better like it. I still have a little more planting to do and then Whatever will be will be. My life will be walk in the early morning then Curves. Next to the garden with weeding and watering. Woo Hoo my summer is set until harvest. I can still and so you know what I will be doing then. <BR> Now to the weight. Well l... Fri, 13 May 2011 16:16:39 EST Getting ready to leave on a 2-night/3-day trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x41743976 will be my first time to go solo with the boys (they are 4 & 6) so should be interesting. Hubby has to work so it's just me + boys make three :) <BR> <BR> I bought 2 sets of lynx levelers today and pray I can level the motorhome on my own. I now need to figure out what my menu will be for the trip. Tue, 10 May 2011 16:22:29 EST I failed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x41681753 I am so sorry team. I gained 0.8 of a pound. I cannot believe it. I have been working very hard in the yard and I would like to believe that the gain is all muscle but it may be the fact that I was tired and fixed fast and bad meals. I will do better this week. I vow. <BR> We have the front yard done but are moving on to the back yard but hopefully I will be more organized. I will fix better meals. Again I am sorry. Sat, 7 May 2011 12:22:11 EST Anyone using the Sparks diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x41652403 Just wondering if I am doing the wrong thing following WW...My weight loss is so very, very slow. I have lost a total of 13 1/2 pounds since Nov. That is six months. I know I am a female and that I am a mature woman...but averaging 1/2 pound a week...? <BR> I am wondering if I would do better on Sparks eating plan. Any thoughts would be welcomed! <BR> Thank you, Margie Thu, 5 May 2011 20:07:03 EST Boards or yellow Lego-like blocks to levelquestion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x41644747 Which do you use? We have a CLass C motorhome (does not level itself) it is up to us to drive up on boards or something to level it. Does anyone use the yellow Lego-like blocks instead of boards? We had boards but on our last trip it wasn't enough, we ended up having to back up onto the big creosote board thing that you back up to when you are backing into your site that is supposed to keep you from backing off the pad! It is like a blocker that you see in parking lots (don't know the te... Thu, 5 May 2011 12:34:20 EST Dancing Darlings team support page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x41630220 Hi girls. We can check in here with little tidbits and support for our team. <BR> <BR> Anyone got a new dance move, lol. I've found that I can't always get a real workout in, but I make sure I get up and move a couple of times an hour. If anyone has suggestions for quick workouts to do while working, we could probably all use them. <BR> <BR> Let's rock this challenge Wed, 4 May 2011 19:28:51 EST Dancing Darlings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x41629547 Thought I'd start a thread for the dancers-don't think I've been a dancer since my teens which is a very long time ago but I did do scottish dancing at school-our team was quite good! <BR> Tessa Wed, 4 May 2011 18:51:22 EST Beach Babes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x41555812 Hi! This was mentioned and so I thought I would try it out... Sun, 1 May 2011 16:31:01 EST Curvaceous Cuties Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x41554945 This will be chat for the Cuties that want to check in and see where our team, or others are at in the Spring into Summer Challenge. <BR> <BR> Let's go Cuties! Sun, 1 May 2011 15:42:18 EST I absolutely love camping, but now what..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x41367224 I think I tend to associate camping with taking it easy, and munching on good food, and drinking beer or wine. I go camping pretty infrequently and my everyday life is typically very busy, so psychologically I think I 'let loose'. I tend to gain weight on camping trips, even though I also love to stay active like go on hikes and swim, etc. <BR> <BR> Now that I'm reeling things in to lose weight and be healthier, I know I can do it all in moderation and be totally fine with that. <BR> ... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:45:08 EST Hi from CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x41367028 Hi everyone, <BR> Very glad to see this group here on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> I love camping, and when I met my husband, he introduced me to RV camping. We now haul a trailer to different locations for camping and it's a blast. Hoping to travel to many U.S. and Canada locations in the future. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:33:49 EST BIKING BEAUTIES (Violet Color) Let's post here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x41317158 As a way of encouraging our team, I thought it might be a good idea to post all in one place. What do others think of it? If you like it then please use this post. I think it would be worth a try! <BR> I found it kind of confusing to keep track of who is on my own team and how they are doing. Margie <BR> <BR> Team made up of the following members: <BR> <BR> *****SHARONSPARKLE/TEAMLEADER – FRIDAY WI <BR> ***MARGIEH0104 (Margie) - Wednesday <BR> ***GYPSY145 (Judy) - Wednesday <BR> **... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:43:50 EST Walking guides at National Parks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x41298696 This past weekend we went to the Vicksburg National Military Park for a day trip. It is a drive through park but they have walking guides at the Visitor Center that you can get that have all these different walking suggestions, any from 1 mile to 10.5 miles. I don't know if all parks have this but you do have to ask for it, it isn't posted anywhere. We just found a torn and tattered one in the parking lot so we asked about it when we walked in the VC and the park interpreter gave us one. ... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:51:15 EST SPRING INTO SUMMER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x41098631 It's that time of year where we are all shedding our concealing winter clothes and bringing out the skimpier clothing (think swimsuits!). Yikes, who feels the need to lose a few pounds. <BR> <BR> To help us along the way and to encourage others, we are going to start a new challenge aptly named SPRING INTO SUMMER. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to get enough people to divide our group in to 3-4 teams. We will run the challenge for 12 wks. (April 17th thru July 9th) You may choose your WI day to rep... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 15:33:26 EST National Park Service Announces “ParkCaching” Prog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x41047635 ram. I've included the link if anyone is interested. It is supposed to be similar to geocaching. <BR> <BR> http://www.nps.gov/samo/parknews/nationa<BR>l_park_service_annouces_parkcaching_pr<BR>ogram.htm Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:16:42 EST Thanks for Having this Team...I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x41039328 Hi Everyone, <BR> Thanks for having this team. I saw your team and said to myself.....Now there is a team I will have much in common with. <BR> <BR> I am 67, retired single woman, with a dog and a cat who travel with me. I have been camping all of my life....since I was a kid. I started in a tent, then a pop up, then a travel trailer, then backpacked and camped and now I have a Motor Home. I bought it used in 2008 and went south for the winter to Niland Ca from Central Illinois. In 2009 I... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 23:57:00 EST Slow cooker recipes that we used camping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x40975189 First one is my mom's recipe: <BR> <BR> Slow Coooker BBQ Chicken sandwiches <BR> 1. Put 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker, shake worcestershire sauce on and sprinkle with Tony's Cachere's (or salt and pepper), then add a little garlic powder (I would have used minced garlic clove if I had it but was out). Pour BBQ sauce of your choice over and cook on low for 2-4 hours. Shred chicken then return to the slow cooker and mix together with sauce. Add more sauce if ... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:02:01 EST Back from our first family trip in the motorhome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x40852315 We learned how much we don't know! Tom got black water all his shoes this morning at the dump station and we didn't pack heavy clothes and the temperature dropped 20 degrees so we were very very cold! Our site was so unlevel and our boards woefully inadequate that ended up actually backing up on the board that serves as the parking block to keep you from backing off into the woods! I should have taken a picture but I think was so worried about my husband overshooting the back and going off... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:11:38 EST Can anyone recommend a small stick vac? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x40699706 I want to keep a vacuum cleaner in the motorhome but want a small but powerful one, just in case the boys track in sand or something like that. Any recommendations greatly welcomed. We take our first little trip Saturday. Surprising the boys by leaving after soccer games and heading to a local state park. Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:17:16 EST Does anyone use a bike carrier on their motorhome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x40699606 and if so, do you have a brand to recommend? We have found one for $99 at Wal-Mart online (Allen 5-bike carrier). Anyone familiar with that one? Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:12:17 EST New to RVing and Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x40427904 We just bought a used Gulfstream Conquest. I am a 42 1/2 year old wife and mother. We have two boys and are looking forward to camping at local state parks. I need to lose about 40+ pounds and am doing Weight Watchers online. I just signed up for that today. My exercise is walking and I plan on adding weights two times a week next week. I look forward to getting to know everyone. My motto was 43 by 43 (but my birthday is in September so I'm not sure I'll make my goal by then since I'm ... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:56:19 EST Just starting out with our 1st motorhome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x40420029 My dream since I was a little kid has been to get a motorhome and 'see the USA' - I have had camper trucks, camper vans and done tons of tent camping over the years so that part is not new to me - DH was a little reluctant to consider getting a motorhome but I guess more than 20 yrs of listening to me babble on about wanting one finally wore him down, haha! <BR> <BR> Anyway, my birthday is in a couple of weeks and what I really, really wanted was to get one - I didn't have the nerve to vocal... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:32:29 EST Geocaching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x39385186 I know there are a couple members that geocache. They always mention it fondly but there are so many of us that really don't know what it is or what it involves (such as equipment, tools or even what you do) <BR> <BR> If those of you that have experience could share your wisdom with us, we would really appreciate it. Perhaps we may get new people out geocaching and getting extra exercise! Thanks! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:07:00 EST HELPFUL TIPS FOR STAYING ON TRACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x39384452 It was suggested that it might be nice if we had a thread where we could share what we do that helps us stay on track. <BR> <BR> So I hope you all have something to add to our discussion as we can use all the tips we can get! Who's going to start? Sun, 23 Jan 2011 15:34:37 EST Good overnight trip would have stayed two nights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x39010744 but snow and ice were predicted for today and they were right about the sleet and ice part even though my boys have been looking no sight of snow yet! Had a good time. Went from 62 on Friday to 30 last night! Good to go but also good to be home plus we cleaned out the rest of our stuff from the pop up so it was a good weekend! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:54:43 EST funny movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x38999708 we are having movie night with the family. We are watching Robin Williams RV movie. It is hilarious. When I first saw this movie three years ago we did not have a RV but now that we do it is even funnier. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 22:24:23 EST Leaving on our first overnight trip in the MH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x38943597 tomorrow. We can only do an overnight this time (darn LSU playing Friday night and Saints Saturday afternoon <em>20</em> We wanted to take it out once before we winterize it. I'll give a full report Monday! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 18:44:57 EST Good Sam Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x38877968 Is anyone a member of the GOod sam club? Is it worth it? Also what is a Samboree? Tue, 4 Jan 2011 14:50:28 EST Welcome to our new motorhome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x38812725 Hi, I am posting pictures of the motorhome. I cleaned it all out yesterday and we made the bed, put sleeping bags from Santa for the boys up in the bunk area. Can't wait to take our first trip in it. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:30:50 EST Suggestions on winterizing RV needed for southern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x38811990 Hi, we don't have an owners manual. I bought some RV antifreeze at Walmart yesterday. We live in north Louisiana and weather is supposed to be 27 tonight. Our motorhome (a 1999 Gulfstream Conquest) is stored in a covered shed but open on sides there is a motorhome next to ours and a boat in the next slot. We were going to hook up an RV extension cord but the outlet is not an RV outlet it is a regular outside outlet. Do you think a ceramic heater inside the motorhome and a regular outside ... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:03:26 EST The Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x38699739 Every one is getting ready to start the New Year out right with healthier eating, exercise and losing more weight. <BR> <BR> To help us along the way and to encourage others, we are going to start a new challenge aptly named The Biggest Losers. It is not based on the TV show but to help us work as teams to encourage each other. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to get enough people to divide our group in to 3-4 teams. We will run the challenge for 12 wks. You may choose your WI day to report just as... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 15:52:50 EST Thought for the Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x38655223 Don’t let one slip-up throw you. <BR> <BR> “If you eat an extra cupcake, you probably won’t gain weight. But if you say to yourself, ‘I can’t believe I did that! I might as well eat whatever I want today and start my diet again tomorrow,’ you could gain two pounds over-night. Think of it this way: If you made a mistake and went through a red light, would you continue to go through red lights for the rest of the day? Of course not.” <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Warmest thoughts and... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 02:20:53 EST Stocking our new motorhome (new to us :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x38631743 Hi, after months of searching we have found THE ONE! I want to stock it up with all the things we will need and was wondering if anyone could recommend either things they found to be useful/necessary or a website/link that might have suggestions. The only thing I can think of right now is a Crockpot, liners and bedding! I'm sure there is much much more. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 22:29:09 EST Our First Camping Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x38628649 We are finally getting to go on our first camping trip! We are taking the family for a short Christmas vacation. I will take lots of pictures and let everyone know the details when we return. <BR> <BR> One question for everyone, what types of items did you find yourself needing that you forgot to take? I want to make sure we are prepared for our trip! Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:05:40 EST Our Rv Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x38572647 We are Elmer and Lina, also known as the 'Romantic Rovers'. The adventure began in 07 when we bought a Keystone 36' fifth wheel. While we were complete 'rookies' we dove in full time. In 08 we travelled across the United States. I will share this trip to anyone interested. Just let me know. For the most part we love this life-style. <BR> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:09:51 EST Please pass this along! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x38333652 My sister in law lost her niece (she was 4)to a fatal house fire on Saturday morning. There were no smoke detectors in the house. Please make sure that you have the amount of smoke detectors in your home that you should have and make sure that you change the batteries and test them weekly. If you don't have what you are supposed to have or question what you should have, call your local fire department and they will do an assesment for free to make sure that you do. Please, do this for you... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 23:26:51 EST cold weather and camper freezing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x37980713 Hello, Can anyone tell me how low can the temperature go withoout risking freezing pipes in my camper when I am not driving it? Thanks! Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:34:07 EST What type of recreational vehicle do you own and http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x37887869 why did you choose the one you chose? We've looked at two Class C's now (Class C's are rare where I live and can afford) and both had water damage so we are rethinking a CLass C and now leaning towards a Class A. A trailer isn't really an option because I don't want a truck or Suburban to be my everyday vehicle (I currently drive a Highlander). Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:08:04 EST Storing your trailer for the winter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x37863864 I am on the East Cost in NY and we are about to put our trailer away for the winter. Just wondering what you all leaving in your trailers or RV's over the winter months? How do you pack these items? We are putting this away on Friday and I thought I would ask you all since my last was a pop-up and we didn't have room to store anything. <BR> Thanks for your help. Thu, 11 Nov 2010 08:51:48 EST Looking for advise from experienced campers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x37742737 I have gotten back from a busy, long day. We traveled 1 1/2 hrs. to look at an RV. With 6 kids, staying in a motel hasn't been feasible for some time ~ they want you to book 2-3 rooms and separating everyone out so much & maybe making any of the kids be alone in a room is out of the question! <BR> <BR> Renting is house is what we did the last time, but to rent one that can accommodate 8 people is usually $1500/wk! I figure I can afford the RV for a lot less than a few vacations & I will kno... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 23:25:16 EST Greetings from north Louisiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x37641158 Hello, I'm a 42-year old mother of two boys, ages 4 1/2 and 6, and married for 16 years to my college sweetheart. We have a great life here. I'm a homescholing mom who also works part-time. We have been camping in a popup but are looking to upgrade to a used motorhome (hopefully soon). We thought we had found one but are now concerned because inspection revealed water damage in the cab bunk area. Dealership has agreed to repair/replace the wood but we are not sure if we should pass on t... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:24:32 EST RV water damage and any healthconcerns question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x37640983 hi, I'm new to the team and I know this is about fitness but have a question that is health-related to a motorhome. We are about to buy a used motorhome from a dealership and the motorhome has had water damage in the cab over bunk and in the bedroom. The dealership has agreed to replace/repair the water damaged area with new wood but I am concerned about the health implications. He says that water damage is common in a Class C (or any motorhome). We live in the south so there has been a b... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:15:44 EST Fulltimer new to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x37629517 Hi fellow Rvers! <BR> I just joined SP today. I hope I will stay with it. I joined because I needed to find a good weight loss program to cheer me on without costing a fortune. <BR> <BR> Since I'm a fulltime RVer this team intriqued me! <BR> <BR> My husband and I have been full timing for 3 years. No longer have the stick house. We spent the first year workamping in Colorado since that is our home state. Currently our travel is on hold because now we are caring for my ailing mother in Penns... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 16:07:04 EST LOOW - HOLIDAY ROUND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x37597592 The Holidays are rapidly approaching and we all need some extra motivation to get us through without gaining weight. <BR> <BR> So this challenge hopefully will last longer than the last one and bring us to the end of the year. It's only 8 weeks and we can do it if we put our minds to it! <BR> <BR> So if you're wanting to get in on the challenge, let us know and designate which day of the week you prefer to report in. <BR> <BR> Next week (10/31-11/6) you will establish your starting weight... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 19:44:47 EST Thanksgiving Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x37503031 In years past, whether dieting or not, I've given myself permission (without guilt) to enjoy any and all of the yummy treats on Thanksgiving Day, and that was going to be my philosophy again this year, but as the day gets closer, I'm not sure that I'll have that same thought process because I've been on a roll of healthy eating and lots of exercise and I'm afraid of what a day off from that will do to my brain! (and my scales) <BR> <BR> This year we will be in the MH, staying at a campground... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 11:36:12 EST Extended Service Insurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x37487125 I am wondering...do you carry the insurance which will repair major items should they need it? <BR> <BR> Our motorhome was purchased used - 20,000 miles and it is a 2002 (3?). Because of its age, I know that it is likely that something will need repaired. <BR> <BR> Just wondering what the rest of you do, if you don't mind to share. As of now we carry it; we have one set of friends whose motorhome seems to be in the shop monthly. <BR> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:17:41 EST condensat ion-help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x37360631 We were away for a night in our MH on Friday. It was quite cold over night and there was a lot of condensation on the windscreen in the morning. <BR> Is there anyway of avoiding or reducing this or do I need to find a good way of cleaning/drying the glass before we drive away? <BR> Thanks <BR> Tessa Sun, 17 Oct 2010 09:49:41 EST Hello from Washington state. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x37190894 Hello everyone... <BR> My name is Judy and my husband Dale and I have been Full-time RV'ers for 3 years now. We sold our home in Bellingham, Wa. and hit the road! We really enjoy this lifestyle and hope to keep doing it for several years. <BR> We spent the summer in Alaska and are now heading south, after we do a Roving Rally across the North Cascades with our Newmar group. <BR> I am looking forward to this program and getting healthier. <BR> Wishing you all a great day! Fri, 8 Oct 2010 12:05:29 EST What would you change about your rig? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x36643179 Our Class C is too small for us (but too long for me to feel comfortable driving) and getting old so it needs a lot of maintenance but we don't want to spend the money on a new one. I don't know how much that impacts how often we travel. I really would like a smaller rig I could drive and wouldn't mind separate beds so we wouldn't have to try to fit our two, too large selves into one too small bed. A better bathroom situation would be great too. <BR> <BR> I don't know what I'm going to do... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 15:31:46 EST Last One Out Wins - Round 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x36585104 Let's get going on the new challenge. A lot of us are anxious so decide this week and let us know if you want in and your weigh in day. I will try to keep track unless Terrie would like to again. <BR> <BR> Your weight next week will be your starting weight and the following week (Sunday 9/19 through Sat 9/25) you will count your loss or gain. <BR> <BR> So who is in this round beside me. I'll weigh in on Wednesday's as I like that better than Friday for me. Thu, 9 Sep 2010 15:06:48 EST First Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4560x17686x36262691 We go away for just one night tomorrow-our very first trip in a motorhome. We are not going far! We are going to check everything works as it should. I may have questions when we return! <BR> Hoping it doesn't rain all the time we are away so we can bike or walk. <BR> Tessa Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:29:42 EST Anyone know why Class C motorhomes cost more than http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x36255001 Class A motorhomes? Tue, 24 Aug 2010 18:21:23 EST Pickleball http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x35994863 Are there any pickleball players out there? Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:13:36 EST Help support your favorite park (Coca Cola grant) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x35800564 Hi, just thought I would share this with y'all. Coca Cola is giving $100,000 grant to the park that wins. Here are the details (and no I don't work for Coke, I do enjoy a good Coke Zero daily <BR> <BR> http://www.livepositively.com/#/americas <BR> parks/vote <BR> <BR> Now from 7/29 through 8/31 vote to help your park receive a $100,000 grant from Coca-Cola. Just scroll through the list, pick your favorite and click on the vote button. If the park you’re looking for isn’t in the list, use ... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 21:24:25 EST Skiing & RVs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x35771861 We are buying a small RV this month and are considering going skiing in it next February-I'm wondering if anyone has experience of this? We are new to all this and wonder what else we need know if we are going to spend a week below freezing. <BR> Tessa Sun, 1 Aug 2010 17:34:02 EST Greetings from Louisiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x35767064 Hi, I am a married, mom of two boys, ages 4 and 5. I homeschool the boys and work part-time doing contract work. We currently have a pop up camper but are shopping for our first motorhome. Looked at some yesterday but 3 of the 4 we looked at at 9:00 a.m. were sold when we went back at 2:00 p.m. The 4th one is a Class A and while very nice, not quite right for my young family. We've had the pop up for 2 years now and it is a great camper but ready to upgrade and potentially camp more mont... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:51:52 EST Anyone belong to a camping organization http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x35630798 Just wondering if anyone is a member of a campground or camping organization like: Resorts of Destinction or Coast to Coast? Sun, 25 Jul 2010 20:40:13 EST Need recomendation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x35614729 My husband and I just picked up our 5th wheel today. So our family is planning on going camping this weekend. We plan to go riding our ATV at Wayne National Forest in Ohio. Can anyone recomend a good campground? Sat, 24 Jul 2010 22:14:01 EST Tell Us About Your Day (5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x35280120 The conversations continue here ... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 13:04:39 EST Velcro & Heat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x35256369 OK all you experienced RV'ers. How do you keep that darn velcro on the windows in the heat. I also need to secure the bench cushions and am afraid that after a while the glue from the velcro will just slide all around and make a mess. Is there a better alternative? <BR> P.S. We took our inagural trip a weekend in early June to Ehrenberg AZ and kids had lot's of fun. Our big 3 week vacay starts in 1 week.CA, WA, ID, MT, WY, UT,LV Wed, 7 Jul 2010 11:50:36 EST Soon to be Fulltimers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x35035769 I'm new to SPARKPEOPLE as of tonight and couldn't wait to find this group! My husband and I decided to sell everything we own (cedar home on 40 acres in the Ozarks, vehicles, etc.) and fulltime in a fifth wheel! We are so excited! I welcome any pointers for getting started in this new lifestyle and I can't wait to meet you! <BR> Kathy <em>141</em> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 23:52:43 EST New 2 RV old 2 spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x34909938 Hi Everyone...I've been a sparker for 2 years and lost 50ish. but just bought an RV last month so we can get out with the kids. I have figured my way around SPark but totally overwhelmed with the RV and planning trips this summer. Have a 2 week trip planned to Wyoming/Montana/Washington in July but want to do a local Arizona trip to break in the Tank. Hope all you RV veterans will be able to help a newby. <BR> Michelle <BR> Sat, 19 Jun 2010 23:55:29 EST Chuckle (or groan) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x34833562 A blonde gets a coffee & notices a 'peel and win' sticker on the cup. She peels it off and starts screaming, 'I won a motorhome! I won a motorhome!' The waitress says, 'That's impossible. The biggest prize we offer is a free LUNCH.' But the blonde keeps on screaming, 'I won a motorhome!' Finally, the manager comes over and says, 'Ma'am, I'm sorry, but you couldn't have won a motorhome because that's not a prize.' The blonde says, 'No, it says I won a motorhome!' She hands the ticket to the m... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 08:10:37 EST Last One Out Wins - Round 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x34778618 Here it is, ladies and gentlemen. The next round of LOOW is about to begin. All you need to do is make 2 decisions: 1) Are you game? 2) What day will you weigh in? <BR> <BR> If you decide to play, let me know what day you'll be weighing in by posting a response to this thread beginning today thru Saturday, June 19. <BR> <BR> During the week of Sunday, June 20 - Saturday, June 26, on the day you've chosen as YOUR WEIGH-IN DAY, you'll step on your scale and that will be your starting weight (... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 20:15:01 EST Warning if Traveling with Pets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x34586786 Warning to all show people and people traveling through the states of Georgia, North Carolina and S Carolina. The above states will confiscate your dogs if traveling through them and they stop you and you can't show proof of vaccination for rabies. <BR> They stopped people returning from the Perry shows and took their dogs, they called in their lawyer and the dogs were returned but they were fined $600 for not having paperwork with them. <BR> <BR> Please make all of your friends, families ... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 12:48:29 EST Need Ideas for "Active" camping games... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x34514532 Hello all - I camp all summer with friends who LOVE to just sit around and shoot the bull. I love them to death, but it kills me to just SIT! My husband and I try to go on walks in the morning by ourselves, but I love to hang out with these guys. They'll play games if I initiate it and we will sometimes play the camping game with the washers that you throw into the box or Blongo (the one with the PVC pipe and golf balls on a rope) but those have gotten a bit stale. Any other ideas for camping... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 13:01:44 EST Summer 2010 5% Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x33801137 My team is starting a new challenge May 9th. If you would like to join an 8 week challenge here is some info. <BR> <BR> Go Active This Summer! Join the Summer 2010 5% Weight Loss Challenge. Our challenge theme is to make 2010 the best summer ever. This is the challenge to try new things – food and activities, and make new friends. There will be variety of weekly challenges which may be physical, nutritional or Spark information. It’s intended to be all inclusive so everyone can participate i... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:09:04 EST Last One Out Wins, Round 2 (LOOW 10-02) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x33360800 Check in here! This is the place to declare you want to participate and what day of the week is going to be your weigh in day. Everyone gets to choose the day of the week that works best for them. This is the week (11 - 17 APR 10) to think about what you are going to do. Next week (18 - 24 ARP 10) will be the week to decide on your weigh in day and your determine your base (starting) weight. The following week (25 APR - 01 MAY) is the first week anyone is in danger of being eliminated. Sun, 11 Apr 2010 15:24:33 EST Planning a trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x32504129 My husband, Scott is desperate to get out of here and his oldest son who lives with his brother's family (middle son) can come and live here in our house for as long as we want and take care of the cats, etc. so we can take a 3-4 week trip, as long as I can stand :-) <BR> <BR> It's my turn to choose where we go on vacation and I'm going to do a Michigan/Minnesota/maybe Idaho genealogy trip :-) I've just gotten in contact with my double fourth cousin (our great great grandparents married eac... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:06:59 EST Fulltimer RV - Workamper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x32489650 Hi Everyone! I'm Susan and I'm very new at forums and blogs,etc. ( 1st time ). My Husband Ed and I travel and live full time in a 38'5th wheel RV with 3 dogs and a cat. We are heading to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to work this summer, quite excited as I've not seen Yellowstone or the Tetons before. Looking forward to "chatting" with y'all. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 18:36:18 EST Hello from Utah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x32349794 Hi - I'm Lori from Utah. My husband and I count the days till we can retire in our Motorhome and travel across the country with each other (14 long years!). We try to get out every other weekend in the summer. Now we are trying to incorporate a lot of physical activity in our trips. Its very easy to get to a spot and just sit and enjoy each other and the scenery. We've got our tandem bike, we love to go hiking and we are in the process of buy a couple of Kayaks. I'm so excited to think that g... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 15:55:40 EST New to RV team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x32322176 Hi, I am new today to the RVers. Can't wait for the snow to go away and get rolling down the road! It is great to be here on Sparks! May we all have a road to success... <em>104</em> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 19:13:18 EST Balancing My Way to a Healthier Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x32030434 Hello everyone. I'm excited about learning how to balance food, fitness and fun. I am impressed with the wealth of information on the Spark website. In fact, I've been staying up too late at night reading! I look forward to connecting with others and learning how you've been successful. Wed, 17 Feb 2010 12:58:38 EST Just something I wanted to share... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x31628536 Got this from another site that I have been reading at: <BR> <BR> During an enlightened conversation with a Tushkateer (Kick in the Tush Club member) about 'change' (what else?) and how it sometimes feels that things are never going to change or that change is a coming, but it is painfully slow, I was reminded of the Moso! <BR> <BR> The Moso is a bamboo plant that grows in China and the far east. <BR> <BR> After the moso is planted, there are no visible signs of growth for up to five ye... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:27:03 EST Monthly Progress Report ... January - December '10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x31566677 I thought it would be useful to all of us to view our progress throughout the year. A group of us are involved in a challenge called "Last One Out Wins 10-01" and things are going well there. But it would be nice to see our cumulative progress beyond that challenge. I'm going to post my progress monthly, on the last day of the month, for that month and for the year to date. It also gives a us a chance to monitor the progress of those who have fallen out of the competition. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:06:35 EST New from Texas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x30904779 My name is Renee and I am a mother of three and grandmother of three. My husband and I love our RV and try to camp as much as possible. I need to lose about 70-75 lbs. and I plan on doing it this year. <BR> Thanks for the warm welcome and wish me luck!! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 20:45:11 EST Last One Out Wins 10-01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x30729545 Check in here! I will be sticking with Wednesday as my weigh in/progress report day. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 19:08:10 EST New Jersey :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4560x17686x30636023 One of my "presents" is my husband agreed to take me up to Rutgers University library, they have a good New Jersey genealogy section and it has Bible records for my great great great and great great great great grandparents I want to look at and copy. We might go to New York for the afternoon/night too, for the fun of it, and on the way home, the aforementioned greats are from Allentown, New Jersey so we'll see that city. I've had a couple heavy duty professional researches done of the fami... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:15:53 EST Short Term Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x30567621 Towards the end of every month someone starts a new topic with the question, “What are your goals for next month?” We all respond to the post, some of us have goals and some of us are pondering what direction we want to move in during the upcoming month. I’ve done both … some months I’ve had a noble response and some months I’ve had nothing to offer. It's good to set short term goals, just be sure you are staying on track. If you just say your goal is to be a healthy BMI, or to be under ... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 20:57:04 EST Hello from TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x30436287 Good Afternoon everyone; <BR> <BR> I am Nancy and started with SP in early Nov. I was thrilled to find a team that likes to RV. I have been camping since I was young. We started boat camping,then moved onto tent camping with my husband when I married. We have had everything from a tent to our current 5th wheeler. I even taught Girl Scout and their leaders how to camp and travel for 5 years. <BR> I love our current house on wheels. In the last couple of years we have gone to Albuque... Sun, 20 Dec 2009 18:17:02 EST Tell Us About Your Day (4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x29878667 Once again we've talked out way through over 1000 posts. I'm starting "Tell Us About Your Day (4)" to speed things up. It seems the longer the thread is the longer (slower) the response time, especially for our posters who have dial up. Check out the last few posts in "Tell Us About Your Day (3)", but type your response here. Sat, 21 Nov 2009 00:43:34 EST Last One Out Wins ... Round Four http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x29737053 As you can see, I've moved the LOOW challenge to the Self Improvement Forum. It just seemed like a more appropriate place for a challenge. <BR> <BR> To review the rules (just in case we get any new competitors) ... <BR> <BR> -- Everyone is eligible to "play". <BR> -- Everyone chooses the day they are going to weigh in. <BR> -- You can weigh in any day of the week you want but must weigh on the same day of the week throughout the round. <BR> -- You must report your progress on the day you s... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 12:25:44 EST How's everyone doing so far this month? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x29651650 How many people have been sick? I know Sharon has. I'm doing okay healthwise, went to the doctor yesterday and that turned out better than I expected. <BR> <BR> But I'm writing the great American novel this month so spending all my time working on that, need to write like 2500 words a day to get where I want to be and I sometimes write that and get a little ahead but the next day one has to do it all again and not all days are created equal in terms of time to write :-) <BR> <BR> I have a... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:45:08 EST 5 Things You Don't Know About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x29519311 I saw this topic on another team site and thought it would be nice to have here to get to know each other. :o) <BR> 1. I love to sit outside in the early mornings and drink coffee and listen to all the sounds, smell the smells, and look at things especially in the Fall. <BR> 2. I love the feeling of driving down the road (especially country roads) and the excitement of what will be seen over the next hill. <BR> 3. I love the smell of woodsmoke and sitting by a campfire late at night. <BR> ... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 10:52:05 EST Vacation Disasters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x29481674 I must tell you all about one of our trips. We were headed to Colorado in our motorhome we were almost to Burlington, CO and the engine blew up not totally we were able to limp to the exit and the first motel we came to was where it stopped. <BR> <BR> I put my DH on a bus to go home while myself and our dog stayed at the motel. He got home and drove back with our pickup truck. This is the part you are not going to believe. We used our pickup truck and a tow bar and towed our MH (It was... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:04:17 EST Fly like an eagle and avoid a turkey's fate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x29443921 Here's a challenge I joined in my Spark Class. I thought I'd bring it over to this team. No pressure in this one, just count the points you can, don't worry about doing the maximum, just do something and celebrate it! The possible points you can earn each day are outlined below, and below that outline is a template you can copy/paste each day to report your points for the day. There isn't a big prize at the end of the month ... other than the great way you feel about yourself for doing al... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 12:12:48 EST Hello! Great to Find This Particular Team!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x29385725 Hi! I'm certainly not new to SP, but for some reason am certainly late to finding this team! I love RVing! <BR> <BR> My love for it dates back to when my son was about 13 yrs old. (He's 29 now.) DH and I were looking for something to do around town that would get us out of the house in the middle of our Midwest winter. I saw an advertisement to an RV show and suggested we do that. <BR> <BR> Wow! The RV bug hit me in one single day! While we were going in and out of the different RVs, I hear... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:50:35 EST H1N1 Prevention Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x29377807 I copied this from another team. I've heard about the frequent hand washing and things like "sneeze in your sleeve", but there are some tips here I hadn't heard before so I wanted to pass them on. <BR> <BR> * * * * * * * * * * * * <BR> <BR> I work in the healthcare industry and this was shared recently at a business meeting...thought you may be interested.... <BR> <BR> <BR> In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:25:04 EST "Weighing" the Advantages - Need Feedback http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x29257874 During the nice weather I've been walking regularly, but now that the colder months are closing in, I know I need to consider "indoor" exercise options. <BR> <BR> I've got a number of exercise dvds, a treadmill, bowflex, stationary bike, and other exercise equipment but I just don't have the motivation to use them. They aren't "fun". <BR> <BR> The last time I successfully lost a significant amount of weight I had joined Curves. But by the end of the year-long contract period, it was the sam... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 09:11:37 EST Hi from Alaska http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x29115557 Hey Yall - I am trying to get myself back into my workouts that were put on hold after eye surgery. This started when snow was still on the ground last Spring - and looks like, hopefully, it will end before the snow returns this Fall. <BR> Right now I am just glad that during that time I did not regain any weight - but have noticed some shifting going on! Look forward to yaking at yall. <BR> Happy Fall! <em>465</em> You All! Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:38:30 EST Focus on Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x29112697 Several of us seem to be challenged by exercise. We've tried to commit ourselves to one form of exercise or another but have fallen short. We get started then start finding other things that require our attention and the exercise plan falls by the wayside. The more days that pass without returning to the exercise plan the harder it is to return. Before you know it the pounds are creeping back on, little by little than BAM! we're feeling miserable because we have to re-lose the weight we w... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:10:47 EST October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x28757038 As Jacque said, it's hard to believe the month of September is over! It's time to start thinking about what we are going to do for ourselves in the month of October. Set a goal for yourself and share it here. Remember, although most of us are concentrating on weight loss at the moment, Spark People is all about improving our overall health and well being and that doesn't mean weigh issues exclusively. If you want to focus on something other than weight you can certainly do that. Maybe pi... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 09:50:45 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x28134994 I haven't really given any thought to a special goal for the month of September. At the moment I am just trying to get through each day with my sanity in tack. Between the unknown source of the pain in my side and the dreaded trip to Michigan I can't really come up with anything. Maybe keeping my sanity isn't such a bad goal for myself, under the circumstances. Good mental health is necessary for our overall wellness. Wed, 2 Sep 2009 15:08:19 EST Last One Out Wins ... Round Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x28111866 Okay sports fans; here we go again! And Arlene is joining us this time ... woohoo and welcome! <BR> <BR> Here is the roster for LOOW(3), week one: <BR> Gina (W) <BR> Linda (W) <BR> Sharon (W) <BR> Jacque (W) <BR> Debbie (W) <BR> Terrie (W) <BR> Arlene (Th) <BR> <BR> Just by way of a reminder (since Arlene is new to the game) ... you must report in on your weigh in day each week. If you show a gain or don't report in you're OUT. If you show a loss or maintain your previous week's weight y... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 17:03:36 EST Tampa Spark People Convention http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4560x17686x27643903 Anyone planning on going to that one? <BR> <BR> Ohio's a little closer for us but maybe too short of notice for us to try for it. We're thinking.... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 22:43:45 EST New - From Arlington, Virginia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x27581374 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to Sparkpeople, although I did stop in briefly 3 years ago (so don't let my "member since" fool you - I *am* a newbie.) <BR> <BR> I'm a city-dweller when I'm not in "The Beast" and this summer has been a dry spell. We have some refurb work to do on our 2005 Four Winds Class C and with a move and work travel this summer we haven't had her out at all. <BR> <BR> That said, we've been to 35 states over the previous two summers (bought her used) and we hope to h... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 11:32:37 EST Side Dish Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x27525106 I'd like to incorporate more healthy eating in to our RV trip meals. I was wondering if team members would post some ideas here so that we can try some new recipes for when we're in our little homes away from home. <BR> <BR> Are there any "special" RV meals or dishes that you save for the RV? Is there something that you make (or bring) that you look forward to on your trips? Just trying to get ideas.... doesn't have to be fancy. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> -Gina Thu, 6 Aug 2009 15:00:26 EST Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x27448731 When Debbie set a fitness challenge as her goal for August it really brought home just how far I had fallen off the exercise wagon. During the winter months I was really pushing myself, doing Leslie walks and using the Wii to stay active. Now that the summer is here ... well sort of here ... I've really slacked off. I'm getting into the great outdoors a lot more, but the "exercise" I'm getting through walking outside doesn't amount to much as compared with the amount of cardio I was gettin... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 14:28:58 EST 5 X ? Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x27446913 Here we are in the first full week of August leaving us five months to the end of the year. Ruthann suggested we have a long term team challenge, and I think it's a great idea. I love the Last One Out Wins challenge we've been doing, but feel bad for the team members who get eliminated early on. From personal experience I know it's no fun to be the first one out and have to wait on the sidelines for a chance to get back in. <BR> <BR> What I'd like to do is have everyone who wants to parti... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 13:14:59 EST August Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x27381938 July was a month of ups and downs for me. Fortunately the downs came out ahead of the ups by two pounds. I'm sure my undoing was all the RV weekends with friends. We always have shared meals at these outings, and although I can control the size of the portion I take, I can't control how the food is prepared. Sometimes I just don't have any idea how it was prepared and therefore have no idea how many calories I'm eating. <BR> <BR> I have more camping weekends with friends and the Good S... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:04:53 EST And my next question is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x26975633 when we Sparkers go out and spread the word about SparkPeople and invite others to join in... Are we then SparkPlugs or SparkPluggers? <em>40</em> Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:05:20 EST Mobile Internet Access http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x26959776 Does anyone use a mobile internet access device such as the Verizon USB modem? I'm wondering what is available for connecting to the internet when on the road camping? Mon, 13 Jul 2009 09:05:52 EST Can anyone tell me...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x26908926 how to get off of a "team"? I don't have any problem adding a team, but when I first joined I picked some teams that I thought I might find interesting, and now I can't figure out how to delete 1 or 2 because I don't have enough time to spend on the ones I enjoy (like this one!). <BR> Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:50:14 EST Last One Out Wins ... Round 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x26815732 <em>242</em> to Debbie for being the winner of round 1 of the Last One Out Wins contest ... and congratulations to all of us who gave it our best effort and benefited from the contest no matter how early we fell out. <BR> <BR> This week's weight will be our beginning weight for round 2. I know we don't all have the same weigh in day, but whatever day you weigh in the weight you are on that day of this week (5 - 13 JULY 09) will be your base weight for this round. <BR> <BR> Just to recap ... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 19:44:12 EST Tell us about your day (3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x26687947 I had a great week camping with the boy scouts ... except for the two rocks that seemed to find their way under my sleeping bag! I dug them up at the end of the week when we took down my tent and brought them home ... they won't bother the next camper who sets up a tent there! <BR> <BR> I learned a lot about scouting I didn't know before, and got to know the scouts and my fellow adult leaders on a whole different level during the week we were at Camp Wilderness. I'm looking forward to doin... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 21:50:42 EST July goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x26633128 Well, June is almost over and it is time to start thinking of our goals for July. Any ideas? <BR> <BR> I think that my main goal for this month is to start gettin at least 30 min a day of cardio. That seems to be a hard task for me, so it is the only thing I'm going to focus on for July. Sun, 28 Jun 2009 16:21:35 EST RVer from MD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x26247153 Hi! My name is Joanne. Been RVing for 3 seasons now. We had a hybrid for 2 seasons and purchase a class C motorhome back in December. Still working out the bugs in her. My husband and I enjoy RVing very much! Looking forward to getting to know you all! Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:53:02 EST Healthy Finds in the grocery store... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x26128850 Sometimes we run across a really good, healthy alternative to our otherwise unhealthy eating habits. And sometimes we waste our money "testing" new foods. I thought it might be good to share some of our successes and save others the time and money? <BR> <BR> Here's one I found last week at Walmart: <BR> <BR> "Flatout" Flatbread <BR> made with 100% stone ground whole wheat <BR> Light Italian Herb <BR> <BR> Fat 2.5 grams <BR> carbs 16 grams <BR> fiber 9 grams WOW! <BR> sugars 0 <BR> and ... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 09:09:32 EST Last One Out Wins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x25828848 Here's a little weight loss game/challenge I borrowed from another Spark Team ... it's called Last One Out Wins. Here are the rules. <BR> <BR> 1. Every one must weigh in once a week. You choose the day that works best for you. In my case it will be Mondays. <BR> 2. You don't have to post your weight, just whether or not you showed a loss. <BR> 3. If you showed a loss, tell us how much ... we will all be green with envy but anxious to congratulate you. <BR> 4. If you post a gain YOU'... Tue, 26 May 2009 16:12:38 EST June Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x25825455 I just wanted to take a minute to open our June Goals thread before I get back to my basement project. I won't be around much between now and the 4th of June, and then I'm leaving for a week of Boy Scout at Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids in MN towards the end of June. My goal in June is to stay on track with my eating (even while at summer camp) and get plenty of exercise. That should be pretty easy at camp since I'll be doing a lot of walking! I won't have a TV to watch, a computer to ... Tue, 26 May 2009 13:59:05 EST I'm a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x25812399 I'm tied up with caregiving for my mother right now, but when she passes I hope to get back into RVing. I love traveling and love the mountains especially. My home is on the Williamson River in Oregon, but I'm living in northern FL while caring for mom. Not my kinda place, too flat and too humid. <BR> <BR> I enjoy lots of creative endeavors and sports, both active and spectator-especially pro football and basketball. I haven't been following the playoffs too closely, but need to get back to... Tue, 26 May 2009 01:42:37 EST New Features on our Spark Pages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x25689603 Has anyone/everyone noticed the new features on our Spark Pages? I haven't figured them all out, but wanted to share my favorite find so far. Did you know you can go to someone's photo gallery, click on one picture to enlarge it then hit previous photo or next photo to continue seeing enlarged photos? We used to have to close one photo then click on the next to enlarge it. Saves a step and goes much faster! What is your favorite new feature? Wed, 20 May 2009 14:30:10 EST Wanting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4560x17686x25627617 Over time, I generally get what I want :-) However, I'm a little stuck at the moment. <BR> <BR> I convinced my husband to go look at trailers, hoping we could trade in our Class C that doesn't quite fit us anymore and get a smaller/easier/newer trailer. We looked and found something really nice that fits us "now" and that we both liked. I thought it was a done deal but when we would have traded in the RV and one car (my girlfriend I have been driving around for the last couple years got h... Mon, 18 May 2009 12:02:59 EST Words of Wisdom, Inspiration and/or Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x25382344 This morning Sharon sent me a very nice e-mail titled, "I Believe". I thought it was worth sharing here on our team page, but we don't have "just the right spot" for it. I've been posting a lot of motivational and inspiring stories in our "Worthless, but humorous information" topic just because there wasn't any place else to put them and a lot of them were humorous as well as inspiring. To make a long story short (okay, less long) I've decided to create this new topic where we can share wo... Fri, 8 May 2009 12:53:07 EST May Pedometer Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x25162199 Let's all record our pedometer readings! In order to keep our numbers together lets all create one window to record the numbers in and go back to that window and update it daily. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:12:06 EST New Member Resources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x25161640 New to Spark People? Having trouble finding your way around the site? Maybe these will help you get going ... <BR> <BR> Spark People's User Guide <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/user_gu<BR>ide_AL </link> <BR> <BR> New Member Tutorial Videos <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_ar </link> Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:52:22 EST Spark Convention http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4560x17686x25090544 We ought to see if we can all plan on going to the next, second one, and meet up at a particular park or something :-) <BR> <BR> Anyone going to this one? It's a bit far for me this year from Maryland to San Diego, LOL. I suggested it to my husband but he didn't bite. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:07:28 EST Buying RV in few months-advice, insight, help need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x25075920 I decided over the weekend that I want to buy an RV to live / travel in, and do it soon. I had wanted to do this for years, but only in terms of something to do "when I retired". However, my business is taking off and I'm already travelling all over the place with my two cats, so I figured why wait? Get the RV now and do what I always planned to do now, not later. <BR> <BR> Anyway, so I'll be travelling alone so I want something reasonably small and manageable, and have a few features in ... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 18:19:36 EST May Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x25046907 During the month of May I plan to: <BR> <BR> (1) Meet all the goals on my nutrition tracker at least six days each week. Nobody is perfect, so I will try to meet all the goals on my nutrition tracker seven days of the week, but won't make seven days my goal. <BR> <BR> (2) Exercise at least six days a week, to include 45 - 60 minutes of cardio each day and 15 - 30 minutes of either strength training, balance games or yoga. <BR> <BR> (3) Get in at least three walks outside during the week. ... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 19:19:33 EST Spark Convention http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x24354597 Hi, my name is Marlene and I was wondering if anyone is going to the Spark convention with thier RV and might know where to stay. I am planning on going and was hoping someone knew where was decent stay. <BR> Maybe we can meet and drive over together. <BR> Thanks <em>223</em> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 00:41:00 EST Hello i'm new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x24272022 My husband and I love to camp. We started with a tent way back when, graduated to the smallest camper on wheels; next came a 28 ft. fifth wheel and 1 week ago we bought our first R V a 28 ft. Holiday Rambler. We are looking forward to creating more great travel memories, while staying fit and eating healthy with the help of Spark People. <em>213</em> <em>148</em> Mon, 30 Mar 2009 16:29:46 EST Wii input? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x24121830 Hi everyone! I was hoping to get some input from those of you who use the WiiFit. Don and I are considering making the purchase, but I wanted to see if it would be a good investment for us. <BR> <BR> Can it be set up for both of us to be using it at the same time? Do you find that you really burn a good amount of calories? Any examples of time played and calories burned would be appreciated. Thanks!! Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:57:43 EST New from S. California. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x24064882 Hello from sunny Southern California!! It was so hard to go to work today looking at the fresh air and clear mountain views this morning. I just wanted to pack up my love, FairyInPurple, and get in the RV and head east! <BR> <BR> We are hoping that when my kids are grown (About 8 more years) we can explore full time RV life. We would love to hear from those who have made the transition to full time or near fulltime. Until then we are exploring the many fun weekend getaways our new vacation... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 20:27:07 EST Microsoft Streets & Trips - New Use http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x23809298 I've been a user of this program for seven or eight years, and added the GPS component years before GPS became a popular option in cars. <BR> <BR> I've always had a notebook computer mounted (using a RAM Mount) at my RV cockpit, and when I added the GPS component to MS S & T as a novelty years ago, I immediately saw the potential benefit for my RV travels. The GPS component improves every year in the program, and I buy the update to the program every year for the data updates as well. <BR> ... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 09:36:12 EST Online RV Forums/Websites - Lots of Information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x23755837 I am a member of two that I contribute regularly on, and I would think most of you are aware of them, just thought I would post the links in case you've never heard of them...give them a look, no need to join to look! <BR> <BR> Through the RV.Net rallies we've attended we've met many wonderful RV friends that we maintain as friends, the rallies are a wonderful experience. <BR> <BR> We have a dry camping Northeast Spring Rally coming up at the end of May in Massachusetts (our sixth Northeast... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 08:01:20 EST New features coming to team pages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x23514029 I have used copy/paste to share the following information with you from Coach Jen. This was posted on the Team Leaders page today. <BR> <BR> Hello Team Leaders! <BR> <BR> We have some new Team features launching next week that I wanted to give you a heads up about. <BR> <BR> We're redesigning the main Team page a little, adding a "tabbed" section in the middle of the page. This tab will contain 4 sections: Team Announcements, Team Photos, Team Links and the first page will be the "new" ... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:49:58 EST Hello I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x23455514 I live in Michigan where I own a campground. <BR> Hope to learn from other RV Enthusiast <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 3 Mar 2009 19:51:03 EST Our March Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x23400586 When I asked for input for March goals I got a couple of different areas to think about. I've selected two and hope you will add a third. <BR> <BR> -- SPARK POINTS: I added up the possible spark points a person can receive in a day. I only factored in 5 points for Spark E-Mails (the total possible is 50 but it will be rare that anyone gets 50 in a day, like when they're coming back from vacation of something) and I didn't factor in anything for the spin wheel because that's a daily questi... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 11:19:58 EST Tell us about your day (2) ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x23351165 Hopefully starting this thread over will make posting to it faster. Continue with our daily chit chat here. Sat, 28 Feb 2009 21:28:51 EST Today I am proud of myself because ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x23298715 We all seem to fess up to our mistakes here, but when is the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back? <BR> -- Have you passed up the donuts in the break room? <BR> -- Was your day full of good food choices? <BR> -- Did you plan your meals for the day in advance and stick to your plan? <BR> -- Did you you start out on a 10 minute walk and keep going a few more minutes? <BR> -- Did you drink 10 glasses of water instead of the planned 8 glasses? <BR> -- Did you spend a few minutes ... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:10:38 EST March Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x23266214 My oh my, has February ever flown by! I can hardly believe it ends this week. I guess it's time to start thinking about our goals for March. <BR> <BR> March is always a difficult month for me. My husband's birthday is on the 10th, and my very favorite holiday, St. Patrick's Day, is the 17th. I always prepare the Irish-American meal of choice on St. Patrick's Day; Corned Beef and Cabbage boiled dinner with carrots and potatoes. I also make scones from scratch to go with dinner, three lay... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 01:07:57 EST New from So Cal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x23225780 Hi everyone! Just found this group - very cool! We bought our first RV (Class A) in October and we are loving the experience. We had never been RVing before, but everything about it seemed like so much fun. We weren't wrong! Anyway - looking forward to learning from you RVers on how to best incorporate fit living while being in our home away from home. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 20:37:59 EST Hi! I'm new to the team.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x22951277 My name is Diana and I am from Ann Arbor, Michigan. My husband and I have been retired for 2 years, but this is our first experience RVing and we are first time snowbirds. We are staying in a fabulous park in Sarasota Florida. We travel with out 2 golden retriever pups, Barney and Buster who are 17 months old. As you may have guessed when we find a park that is dog friendly we are happy. This park has 2 off leash dog parks on the premises so it has worked out well for us. We have also found 2... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 09:55:14 EST Buying 1st RV this Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x22875296 My wife and I are having our second baby in two years. And we thought what is a better way to celebrate than buying a Class-A RV! So there are some amazing deals out there right now since the economy is in the hole and we would like to take advantage of that. However, some friends of ours who are RVers have been trying to hook us up with people who just want us to take over their payments. Think that is a good idea? <BR> Any other advice for a 1st time RV buyer? <BR> From what I am told it ... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:47:35 EST Our Goals for February '09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x22315518 I decided to create a new topic so we can have a fresh start for February. We can post our February goals and keep track of them here. <BR> <BR> I've decided to look past the scale for February. I'm still trying to lose what I gained in California but instead of designating a certain amount of weight I want to lose during the month I'm going to concentrate on eating well and exercising effectively and be happy with whatever amount of weight I lose by doing those two things. <BR> <BR> So, ... Tue, 27 Jan 2009 14:07:37 EST Biggest Loser talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x21896447 Per Terrie's awesome suggestion, we can talk about BL here to our heart's content! Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:49:10 EST January Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x21228145 2008 is almost history and I know I'm thinking to what is coming in 2009. Not all of us have the same goals, so I thought I would start a thread where you can post what you would like to accomplish in January, post your progress and we can cheer each other on. Sun, 28 Dec 2008 14:06:28 EST Nutrition Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x20957573 Hey everybody ... check out the new features of your nutrition page. They now have a total line for each mean showing how many calories and grams of carbs, proteins and fats you ate during that meal. There is also a line at the bottom that shows how many of each you have remaining for the day. These features will make it easier to keep track of how well you are staying on track and what you have left to use for the day. <BR> <BR> Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:49:20 EST NSV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x20514629 A friend of mine on another team introduced me to a new term in one of her blogs the other day. It is a term she learned at a lap band web site. She no longer subscribes to the site because her lap band procedure was unsuccessful ... got infected, had to be removed, long bad story. But the term NSV stuck with her. <BR> <BR> NSV stands for "Non-Scale Victories". I've opened this thread so you will be able to share your milestones that can't be measured by stepping on the scale ... and there ... Wed, 26 Nov 2008 15:01:24 EST Has anyone seen the movie W.? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x19468736 Yesterday hubby and I went to see W. Which is funny that i wanted to see it as I am definately not a W. fan. <BR> <BR> However I found it to be a very good movie. Wonder how much of it is actually true and how much was made up. <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:28:35 EST New to team!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x19311946 Glad to have found you all.We have been living in our 5th wheel for a year. we were raising our g-daughter for last 9yrs.She went to live with here dad and g-parents so now it is just the 2 of us and our shih-tzu. <BR> We both still work but love to go when ever we can <em>100</em> .Can't wait to hear from you about your adventures.... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 22:17:48 EST Click the Six http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x19167661 Someone on my Walk Away the Pounds team (Leslie Sansone walkers) added a "Click the Six" thread to our team page, and I wanted to get this team involved in doing the same. <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the site: <link>www.thehungersite.com/tpc/ERH_100808<BR>_THS </link> Wed, 8 Oct 2008 14:10:04 EST 25 lb Count Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x18552004 I hope others will join with me in this countdown but even if I'm all alone, I need to report my losses! <BR> <BR> So starting this week, I will report my weekly loss here and show my count down! Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:14:27 EST If you ate it and shouldn't have.. write it here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x18396285 Hopefully this will be a deterrant for eating that cookie or ice cream or second serving. Just edit your page for the day to add foods if needed. You can even make a ZERO page and keep it clean! Thu, 11 Sep 2008 12:42:43 EST Lipstick on a Pig... What's YOUR take? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x18372172 Was Obama talking about Sarah Palin? <BR> <BR> I think perhaps he was referring to the Repubican policies in general, but I also believe it was terrible timing and did leave room for doubt. <BR> <BR> Carol Wed, 10 Sep 2008 15:07:21 EST Planning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x18301853 I have to make a reservation for the weekend of the 19th-21st for my family get together which means getting a cabin for some members (so I don't have to feel crowded in my own RV :-) and can't decide when I should call to do that? On weekends you have to reserve for 2 nights but if it rains, we aren't going to want to go that weekend. But, if I wait too late to see if there's a clue about weather, might not be a cabin we like available? It is September, so probably not as many families go... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 09:03:32 EST Dare we talk politics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x18237037 As a nurse, it is often my duty to be a patient advocate, to speak for them when they cannot. I believe the patient has the right to make an informed decision, whether the information is positive, or negative, I believe he/she has the right to know, and to then make an informed decision. <BR> <BR> Something that troubles me deeply about this election is the media's coverage, or non-coverage, of certain issues. First, let me say that regardless of how you feel towards a candidate, children ... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 11:40:44 EST positive affirmation challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x18171094 Ok I'll start. Hope the challenge name works for everyone. <BR> <BR> I'm gonna start with Carol. Her spirit shines through in everything she does. Besides which if it weren't for her we wouldn;t have this wonderful group. I can feel Carol's loving spirit in every post she makes. Having met her face to face just reinforces these feelings. She is there for us in thought and deed. Her patients and there families must delight in her presence. Even though they are going through the worst possible... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 01:35:41 EST New Feature at Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x17803114 Have y’all noticed the new SparkPeople feature? You can get to it by clicking on the “Read a daily Spark Blog Entry” at the bottom of the first section of your spark points page. There are daily blogs there on a variety of subjects. The blogs are written by the spark coaches. You get three points for reading a blog (maximum of 6 points per day) a have the chance to comment on the blog entry if you choose. No comment is necessary to earn the spark points. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to call ... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 14:53:08 EST Please join my campaign! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x17766353 First of all I want to say that there is not one person on here that does not inspire me. Every single one of you make me want to do and be my best. I never thought that I would have found such a wonderful group of women and I am blessed to know each and every one of you. <BR> <BR> One of us has reached goal. Terrie has lost an incredible amount of weight and achieved success. Terrie is always there to cheer us on and encourage us all with our diet and exercise and maybe even more import... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 11:37:52 EST Snowbird Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x17237813 Well, hubby and I have made our plans for the winter months. We have made reservations to spend the winter in Mesa, AZ at TowerPoint Resort. We will leave Michigan right after Christmas and stay until the end of March. <BR> <BR> The first year is kind of a crap shoot as we don't know much about the area or the park. I think we'll be OK based on what others have had to say. <BR> <BR> Needless to say, we are very excited about our first winter out of the snow! Thu, 31 Jul 2008 09:18:33 EST EXERCISE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x16894952 To be completely honest, I have not been exercising enough for me. I walk with my pedometer every day but that's about it. AND, if I walk around WalMart and rack up lots of steps, I pat myself on the back. <BR> <BR> And although it's better than sitting on the couch, it isn't going to help in the long run. <BR> <BR> So starting today, I am actually going to go in and set up an exercise program with SP. Yes, I did that once as we all have probably done but I never followed mine and I can ... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:27:00 EST Reducing the RVing backlashes on weight loss. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x16760826 I love RVing and we try to go somewhere every other weekend. My husband does not tend to gain weight but I on the other hand still need to lose another 20 lbs. I often find the fun of the trips lead me to eating things I shouldn't. We do get our exercise though. How have others kept on goal without taking the fun out of the RVing action? <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm new, I hope this is an active team. Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:07:40 EST TOAD VEHICLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x16252652 Now that we are preparing to hit the road full time, we are rethinking the vehicle we tow. <BR> <BR> Hubby made a wonderful trailer with storage space that we have been towing our Mustang. It works well but we've decided it's a nuisance once you arrive as you have to find a place to put the trailer after the car in unloaded. <BR> <BR> Hence, we have decided we will need to purchase a different car to tow. We own three now and none of them are towable without major expense. We have decide... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:26:37 EST A challenge for the week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x16054720 Some of us have been a little remiss in using our nutritional tracker. Lets start a streak on getting back to doing this every day. At the beginning or end of your day, whichever time you track your foods, pop in to this thread and list your calories, nutrition you track or whatever you want so that we are accountable and on track. <BR> <BR> Mine will list calories, carbs, fat, protein and fiber. <BR> <BR> Lets all have a great week, Lizzy Mon, 23 Jun 2008 07:08:26 EST Sisters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x15635803 that is the name that was on this e-mail I received. I want to share it with all of you. It is rather long, but oh so true. <BR> <BR> Sisters <BR> <BR> A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, abut the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter. <BR> <BR> D... Sun, 8 Jun 2008 23:07:31 EST Good news, Great news, Bad news, Moving news http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x15186802 Get the bad out of the way,,, lol,,, I pulled a muscle in my back about a week or so ago. I went for a bike ride, hoping it was just hinky and walking/biking usually sorts that out, but no, it got worse. Went for a swim two days ago and it felt fine until about an hour later, then got worse. I finally got dragged to the docs yesterday, pulled muscle, m.uscle relaxants and pain killers, Ugh, I feel like a slug. <BR> <BR> Good news,,, "it" is finally over so I dropped a couple more pounds l... Sat, 24 May 2008 09:48:18 EST Invitation to a new team,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x15072433 TarHeel girl started a new team called Daily Menus. On there, you can copy and paste your nutrition tracker and get ideas of what others are eating as well as be accountable for your own daily intake. <BR> <BR> Here is a link and I hope to see you all there,,, Lizzy <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard.asp?board=0x22013 </link> Tue, 20 May 2008 12:33:36 EST Camper's Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x14809699 God bless our traveling home <BR> And guide us everywhere we roam. <BR> Help us find the roads we seek, <BR> But, please don't let the plumbing leak. <BR> Save us, Lord from engine trouble <BR> And mechanics that would charge us double. <BR> Lord, as we cross the U.S.A. <BR> Would you bless us with sunshine every day? <BR> As we travel the country near and far <BR> Let us remember who you are. <BR> Our Lord who watches over all <BR> Could you please let gas prices fall? <BR> Lead us safely to... Sat, 10 May 2008 10:31:19 EST Worthles, but humorous information... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x14553831 Has anyone ever noticed how sensitive new fat is to pain? Just try regaining weight and then restarting your exercise program. When new fat jiggles...it hurts!!!! <em>29</em> <em>2</em> Thu, 1 May 2008 16:46:37 EST Our Daily Walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x14544625 Here it is team ... a chance to record some of our activity. Whether you track your steps with a pedometer, walk to in home walking DVDs, power walk your way through a mall, or take a leisurely stroll after dinner, write it down here. Record your walk in terms of time, distance, steps, or any combination. As a suggestion, I like to edit my walking entry each day rather than enter it with a new post ... it gives me a better picture of my accomplishment! Let's see how much walking we can ge... Thu, 1 May 2008 12:08:45 EST Info for Full Time RVer's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x14538814 Hubby and I are hoping to retire and hit the road full time by this fall. I don't even know where to begin, other than selling our home and pretty much everything that won't fit in the MH. <BR> <BR> My biggest concern is medical insurance! <BR> <BR> I am hoping we can use this place to share any tips or ask questions of those that are full timing already! After all, you are the experts! Thu, 1 May 2008 09:46:54 EST RV Rally Plans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x14511998 Time is wasting and summer is coming. What are everyone's thoughts on our team rally in the Poconos late sumer to early fall? <em>38</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2008 13:13:51 EST Positive choices I have made today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x14440961 Brag on yourself! Tell us what you did RIGHT today! keep editing throughout the day to add more positives! (a Terrie Original Idea) Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:59:54 EST Sharon, your Onederland picture is ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x14394521 Sorry, it took longer than expected. I got a new computer and couldn't find the disc for the program to make it,,, But, I finally found it last night, loaded it onto my computer so there are two pics in my profile now for you to snag. Congratulations on a great job!! Lizzy Sat, 26 Apr 2008 17:41:37 EST Travel Clubs and Publications http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13901448 My husband and I belong to Good Sam and FMCA. We really enjoy the magazines that come with membership to those groups. We study the motor coaches featured in the publications and are making a list of the things we want/don't want and floor plans we like for when we upgrade to our travel home before retiring. We also enjoy the recipes and features on destinations ... we are getting lots of ideas about places to go and things to eat along the way. I am bombarded with e-mail offers for trave... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:41:23 EST On the road again,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13851598 DH just got a call about someone needing him to work so off we go. We are headed 200 miles east of Oklahoma City (don't even know exactly where yet, waiting for an email) and he is supposed to start tomorrow. I need to run and go get packed up. Nothing like ZERO notice, lol. Guess that means I will be eating on the road again so wish me luck!! Hopefully I can find somewhere with internet access as this job will run til the end of May, if not will break down and buy a broadband card,,, Li... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 09:36:27 EST Our Special Countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x13785821 Hi All - <BR> <BR> As some of you know, my husband and I are both empty-nesters and both retired from work this year so we can go forward with our dream of RVing full time for a year or so. We've already bought our 29foot Newmar Bay Star Class A and we're in the midst of the chaos of preparing our house for sale. However, what you may not know is that as of today, we have NEVER spent a night in an RV...but now we are on a countdown. <BR> <BR> We have our first overnight trip in our RV pla... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 13:38:46 EST I made us a group today,,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13751046 on msn. It is a place we can add pictures of our travels as well as invite family and friends to see them. Our profiles are pretty limited for pics so I thought this might be a better way. Everyone is welcome to join but I did make it so that you have to join because I have had sites without that restriction and they get spammed a lot. If anyone has a better way to do this, please speak up. Lizzy <BR> <BR> Uh, I guess adding the link might help??? <BR> <BR> <link>groups.msn.com/RVEnt... Sun, 6 Apr 2008 11:45:26 EST Why you should wash your own rig. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13750127 So for giggles this morning I checked out how many calories it burns to wash a car, the only thing I could find close to washing your rig. I know it takes the two of us just over 90 minutes to do it. Apparently that burns about 645 calories! Not a bad workout eh?? hehehe Lizzy Sun, 6 Apr 2008 11:04:19 EST Hi I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x13730306 HI <BR> I've been using sp for 6 wks now and I love it. I also love being outdoors and my family loves camping. we own a 26' travel trailer and have about 8 trips planned this season. Sat, 5 Apr 2008 13:33:07 EST Spark Trophy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13528737 I reached my next trophy this morning! I now have over 10,000 Spark Points so I've earned the Silver Cup! <BR> <BR> I can't seem to see where our trophies are posted for others to see. If you know, tell me! <BR> <BR> Otherwise, tell me what Trophy you have! <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2008 10:35:30 EST Heading to San Antonio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13505216 Himself is dragging me to SA for a week, lol. Will be a lot of fun BUT the place we are staying doesn't have wifi and we still haven't been able to justify the two broadband cards so will likely be out of touch for that time. Sharon,,, have a great time on your cruise. Best of luck to all the 10lb racers and everyone else on their weeks goal,,, Lizzy Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:54:02 EST Most fun place for kids... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4560x17686x13385014 Where would you take them again? What attractions did they offer? Can you get there by RV? Tue, 25 Mar 2008 08:57:25 EST Most scenic place... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4560x17686x13384987 Did a view "take your breath"? can we reach it by RV? Tue, 25 Mar 2008 08:56:15 EST Sharing Spark Article Comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13349652 I thought it might be good for us to share comments about the spark article we read especially since I have a comment about the one I just read. :-) <BR> <BR> The article was about Americans super-sizing to save money but then putting on weight instead. One thing I love about watching my portions when I go out to eat, now, is that I nearly always end up with a "doggy bag" for lunch the next day!! That's a way to save both money and our waistline when eating out! <BR> <BR> Have a great week... Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:02:25 EST My caloric increase is working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13338170 I know for the challenge I am supposed to weigh in on Tues but today is my normal weigh in day. I upped my calories to an average of 1535 and have lost 3 lbs this week!! Thank heavens, the scale moving up and then stuck for a couple of weeks was a bit disheartening. <BR> <BR> Happy Easter to you all,,, Lizzy Sun, 23 Mar 2008 11:35:08 EST Most memorable place... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4560x17686x13315969 Share with us your most memorable place or trip...if you are brave enough...share why it is your favorite! <BR> <em>100</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2008 06:13:15 EST RV-ing Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13286002 I know there's lots of other RV websites to go to for tips but I thought I would throw out a question to those of you who are veteran RVers....as a newbie, I am not sure how to keep our pantry items and our dishes/cups from tumbling all around in the cabinets while we're driving. Do any of you have tips to share? <BR> <BR> Thanks :-) <BR> ellyn Thu, 20 Mar 2008 21:27:24 EST Avoid the pitfalls! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4561x17686x13273523 Anyone ever trust Google Map? LOL, when we got to WV we ended up on a curvy one laner with a big creek on one side and deep ravine on the other. Bad thing was, we went about 15 miles out of the way by those crazy google directions when we could have gone one exit further and gone 1 mile down a 4 lane to our intended destination! I saw a few old MHs on that crooked road and figured they were new when they went there, but never found their way out! <BR> <BR> Carol <em>40</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:13:54 EST what a difference exercise makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13249147 I'd forgotten how quickly exercise makes a difference in your body and how badly out of condition I was. I've finally gotten more consistent in my strength training and my abs and legs are getting substantially more toned. To say nothing of how much better I always feel after I've exercised. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:05:39 EST 10 lb Racers Reports http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x13237911 Well, I'm off and running. I lost 2.5 lbs at my TOPS weigh in last night. <BR> <BR> How are the rest of you doing? Wed, 19 Mar 2008 08:58:04 EST What a day and night! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13228744 Well, today was a mess. I started out great with a good breakfast. By noon we were under tornado watch so I grabbed some snacks and took off to our community center here in the RV park. Himself called me from his class and asked if we should go out for dinner, I said yes please! Luckily we went for Japanese food. I was pretty scared to plug in all my calories tonight because I usually plan my day out in the morning. I just did it and didnt look at the total until I was done. I ended up at 177... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 20:59:26 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13208775 So, I have been telling people for years that they don't have to believe the 8 cups a day thing,,, some people seem to go all Nazi on you when you say that too, lol. I was cruising the experts blogs and came across this: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=889076 </link> <BR> <BR> This is a question that comes up frequently on the Message Boards, so I thought it would be good to discuss it here. You might be surprised to know that there ... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 08:01:10 EST Pics of your rig? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x13161462 I went and added a few pictures of our fifth wheel into my profile,,, anybody else?? Lizzy Sun, 16 Mar 2008 14:14:12 EST New kid from Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x13159935 Hello Everyone <BR> <BR> I am new to SparkPeople and I am still feeling my way around. <BR> My wife, daughter and I are avid RVers. We have a 28 foot class C motorhome and I can't wait for the snow to melt so we can start the season. <BR> I'm retiring later this year so I will have alot more time to do & go where I want. <BR> Looking forward to chatting. <BR> What kind of RV do you have. <em>38</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2008 12:49:10 EST Hello , new to your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x12979330 hi there <BR> <BR> I live in the upper peninsula of michigan, retired. lived and travelled in 34 foot MH, Southwind , for 2 years. loved the lifestyle. <BR> <BR> parked it in the fall of '04, and have not moved it since. <BR> <BR> we had hoped to go out again this summer, but am afraid with the gas prices being so high, we wont' <BR> <BR> we are talking about getting a pop up camper instead. we had one years ago, before getting our first MH. Loved it. <BR> <BR> looking forward to ge... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 23:11:31 EST Post Your Daily Challenge Results Here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x12793393 OK, let's go team! One for all and all for one! We will leave no man behind! <BR> <BR> Carol <em>104</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 13:21:57 EST Need extra encouragement today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x12714365 Sometimes we just need to unload the negatives, but in a "positive" environment. In here, it's ok to "let your guard down" and be completely honest... all you will get in return is lots of team support! Let us help you turn ... <em>39</em> <em>24</em> ...into <em>30</em> ! Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:39:53 EST Post an Emoticon to show how you feel... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x12483092 I saw this on another sight and thought it would be fun for us... <em>3</em> <BR> Carol Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:20:12 EST RV travel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17686x12436284 Hi to all, <BR> I'm Jaynne from Bucks County, PA. My husband and I <BR> have a Jayco 5th wheel trailer. We're retired and travel on a part time basis. Enjoy campfires, good conversation and beer drinkers. Belong to a few camping clubs, such as Coast to Coast & Passport America. Going to S.C. & Georgia in May. Then, in August, New Englad States and N.B., Canada. Also enjoy camping in Bucks County. <BR> Would appreciate camping recipes, especially using a crockpot. Travel tips & discuss... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 07:43:43 EST Tell us about your day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x12271675 Post your challenge results here( or anything else you want to share about your food choices). Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:17:39 EST Challenge for Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x12271600 I thought it would be fun to start a daily challenge for the team. I will post it early, and then you let us know at the end of the day how you did. If you don't see the post until evening, don't worry, just take the challenge for the next day. Post your responses on "Tell us about your day..." so we won't have to dig down this list for the latest challenge. Good Luck! Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:15:26 EST Getting your exercisewhile traveling... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x12039205 Tell us how you "work in" "working out" while on the road or camping... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 17:04:00 EST Healthy Camper's recipes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17686x12039135 Do you have a secret recipe (Light & Healthy, please!) to share? Something you have found to be quick and easy to make while on the roda or staying in your RV? Wed, 6 Feb 2008 17:01:39 EST