SparkPeople One Day At A Time (O.D.A.A.T.) Team Messageboard WINNING the battle against obesity! One pound at a time, one inch at a time, one challenge at a time ... ONE DAY AT A TIME!!! We are a support & encouragement group! SparkPeople One Day At A Time (O.D.A.A.T.) Team Messageboard newbie I am brand new today. I like the name of your group so I thought I join it. Sun, 3 May 2015 20:35:01 EST How to stave off the sweet cravings??? I need some good options when those sweet cravings come that fit not a 1200 calorie/day plan-any suggestions? Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:14:39 EST My planning day to start December 1 <em>198</em> <em>198</em> Sure hope I can stick to this. Fearing failure already, but hopeful too. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:10:17 EST Week 1 Week 1 is the hardest, but don't you just love week 1 weigh in day! <BR> This week I worked so hard to stick too it but didn't always and that's okay cuz tomorrow is another day! <BR> This week started to move again, just getting up and doing something, walk around the block, deep clean the house, cut the grass for hubby anything to get the heart pumping. <BR> This week I took the time to go thru the pantry to get rid of the empty calories, print out menus and go to 2 grocery stores to get... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:11:18 EST New to ODAAT hello <BR> my name is Lisa i'm from the suburbs of Chicago. I'm 49 and am tired of being uncomfortable, i'm working this program ODAAT trying not to cheat and being honest on the tracker I have to get healthy so I can enjoy the rest and best part of my life coming up! I hope you can help. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:27:39 EST new from Ontario Hi, I'm Sandi, I live in Ontario Canada with my husband and three kids. I'm reintroducing myself to sparkspeople and want to do this for me My goal is to be fit and lose this belly. 25 pounds to start. I'm less worried about a number and more concerned with measurements and endurance. I am sticking with the meal plans as left to myself I cheat lol Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:51:27 EST Hi Everyone Hi everyone. I am new to the team. I have been to sparkpeople before but fell behind. Now i believe i am really ready to do this. My name is Amber im 27years old. a wife and mother of a toddler. Planning to have another child soon. Going to work on weight loss till then. Then practice good and fitness through out my pregnancy too. but i wont be focused on weight loss obviously. Then after the baby and my body has recovered then back to weight loss. My main goal isnt just the weight loss thoug... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:18:19 EST It's an unknown road but I shall take it! Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa and I have been obese for a decade since I was 22 years of age! Now at 32 I'm sick of being obese and having to lose so much weight, I keep climbing on the scale. I am much higher then I was at 22. I need to lose 139 pounds! <BR> I am taking it one day at a time and trying to keep all my goals for the day in tact for a healthier life-style. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you, <BR> Lisa Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:47:29 EST I'm Back Here I am....this is my 3rd time back again. I am definitely doing the yo-yo diet thing, and I can't stand myself for it. I know what I want for myself, and that is to be healthy and happy and feel good about my body. I know that this isn't an easy task, and that I have been weak to give up in the past....but I am determined to make sure I stay on top of this this time. I am 29 years old and it is waaaaay past time to get myself together. This time I have my boyfriend on board also and we joi... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:36:56 EST Rejoined Thought I'd try the team once more. I have 54 lbs to lose to be below 200 lbs so I'll be here awhile. But my hubby and I are trying hard to make 2013 the year we reclaim our health the best we can. We're going to the fitness center 3 times a week now and have really worked to make our meals healthier. We'll see over the next few months if we're doing enough. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:54:08 EST November Challenge! Keep your calories within range each day. <BR> <BR> I've been having trouble with this & hope that being more accountable will help. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:55:41 EST Hello! Hi everyone, nice to meet you. My name is Molly and I am 24 years old and a full time grad student. I have quite a but of weight to lose, but I am breaking it up into small, managable chunks. My 1st mini goal is to be in the 240 range by Christmas- I am 257 now. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:30:38 EST September Challenge! 5 Impossible Things Before Lunch <BR> <BR> Get 5 things done, before lunchtime, that you ordinarly would have thought to be impossible. <BR> Some easy examples might be: <BR> * A healthy breakfast <BR> * Exercise <BR> * Grocery shopping <BR> * Any work related goal... <BR> * A SparkPeople activity (posting a blog, huddling etc...) <BR> * Weigh in <BR> <BR> I'm a big procrastinator, so I'm really going to have to apply myself. But for those who are organizational marvels, this might not be ... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:33:42 EST August Challenge ! New month, new challenge. <BR> <BR> This month it will be a multiple choice challenge. Try and do at least one of these 3 challenges each day. Then come here and post your results. <BR> <BR> 1) 30+ min. of exercise <BR> 2) Keep calories in range <BR> 3) Check in on our team Huddle Wall Wed, 1 Aug 2012 20:35:33 EST July Challenge! Stay within your calorie range, everyday. <BR> <BR> I'm having trouble with this. I am hoping that by making my calorie intake public, I'll start to do better. Anyone else who needs to be accountable or who would like to be a good example, to the rest of us. Please post once a day. <BR> <BR> So here goes: <BR> Calorie Range ~ 1200 -1550 <BR> Todays Calorie ~ 2165 <BR> <BR> See, I'm already off to a bad start. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 00:49:26 EST Hi all...nice to meet everyone My name is Toni, I am currently at 340 lbs. I have been married for 12 years this month. I have two children, Gabe (17) and Jesse (3). I originally signed up for Spark people earlier this year but have not been very active with sticking to my goals. I have decided that I need to stick with it and take one day at a meal at a time. Sometimes it seems so far out of reach when I look at the big picture of how much I need to lose... that I get discouraged and quit trying. Over th... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 15:54:43 EST June 2012 Challenge Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas. I got a few suggestions here on the forum and a few people e-mailed me some great ideas too. <BR> <BR> I wanted to start this challenge with something fun & easy, that everyone could do. Yet have it actually be challenging. <BR> <BR> is our June Challenge: 15 min. of outdoor activity, every day. <BR> <BR> Your 15 min. could be anything. Walking, biking, hiking, going to the park with your children or grandchildren, golfing, running, wa... Tue, 29 May 2012 12:12:42 EST June Challenge Ideas Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm looking for ideas for a fun June Challenge. Please feel free to post things you've done before, and enjoyed. Or a brand new challenge, that you think might be fun. Tue, 22 May 2012 11:05:38 EST How do you start over..... Here I am again....I just can', I won't, keep myself strong while trying to lose weight. I allow myself to be weak, and when I do...I quit altogether. Because just like with any other addiction, one little slip and it's all over. I have let myself down so badly, but honestly...I am as unhappy as I have ever been in my life, and I know that my weight and the way I eat has something to do with it. I need to change, and I feel ready to change because life is waaaay to short to live unheal... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:16:29 EST Plans for 2012 I got Yes's e-mail and thought I would share my plans for 2012. <BR> <BR> My plan this year is to track my food and get in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. I plan to continue to meet with my dietitian each month. <BR> <BR> Right before Christmas I had my husband hide our scale. I have allowed the scale to dictate my mood and felt the only way to stop that was to hide the scale. So far I am not missing it and look forward to my monthly weigh in with my dietitian to see how well I did... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:06:54 EST I'm finally back!! I have fallen off the wagon for the last 3 months now.....nothing I am proud of...but it happened, and I can't change it.....but it is a new year now....and I want it to be the best year of my all I want to work towards is a better me and a better life...and I know I can do it. So I am now back to this wonderful help me on my journey! I am so excited to be back and have my mind set right again! It's going to be hard to start back....but I have all the motivation in the w... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 17:22:46 EST 12/28/2011 Daily Challenge Today's Challenge is to do. <BR> <BR> 50 Jumping Jacks <BR> 50 Crunches or Sit ups <BR> 50 Push-ups (whichever way) <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! Push through or break it up throughout the day. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:02:48 EST 12/16/2011 Daily Challenge! Hello Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Today's daily challenge is going to be................. (drum rolls) <BR> <BR> To STAY FOCUSED, this weekend. <BR> <BR> * Make sure to drink A LOT of water <BR> * Eat sensibly <BR> * Exercise, Walk, Find at least 30-60 mins to invest in your health each day. <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! Fri, 16 Dec 2011 13:14:53 EST 12/15/2011 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's challenge is going to be................... <BR> Some good old JUMPING JACKS! Woot Hoot! <BR> <BR> 100 Jumping Jacks <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> If you cannot do them all at once, break it up into groups of 20 throughout the day. <BR> <BR> YES YOU CAN! Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:05:53 EST 12/13/2011 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is going to be of a different form. Today's challenge is to eat a salad whether for lunch or dinner. You choose! Salad you can get creative add some dark leaves lettuce, chopped up some spinach mixed it all up, add some bell peppers, onions, carrots, cabbage. You can throw 1 hard-boiled egg, you can throw some turkey bacon, or a grilled chicken or fish. Replace salad dressing for olive oil and balsamic vinegar, throw some garlic in the olive oil t... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 10:22:53 EST 12/12/2011 Daily Challenge Today's daily challenge is going to be............................ <BR> <BR> to do 100 over your head claps. Bring hand to the side and than lift up all the way up over your head and clap and back down. Kind of like you're flying and those are your wings. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:25:32 EST 11/22/2011 DAILY CHALLENGE! HELLO TEAM, <BR> <BR> TODAY'S DAILY CHALLENGE IS..................... <BR> <BR> 1. 50 TOUCH TOUCHES (Opposites- right hand touches left toes and vice versa) <BR> 2. 50 UPPER HAND CLAPPING (Extend arms out to the sides with palms facing up and than bring together over your head with a loud clap) UP AND DOWN <BR> YES YOU CAN! <BR> <BR> Remember team this is just something extra a side from your daily exercise. These challenges are not to replace your BREAK A SWEAT daily routine. <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:58:33 EST 11/21/2011 DAILY CHALLENGE HELLO TEAM, <BR> <BR> TODAY'S DAILY CHALLENGE IS..................... <BR> <BR> 1. 50 PUSH-UPS of any kind <BR> 2. 50 KNEE LIFTS with opposite hand touching knee <BR> <BR> YES YOU CAN! <BR> <BR> Remember team this is just something extra a side from your daily exercise. These challenges are not to replace your BREAK A SWEAT daily routine. <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:17:45 EST 11/09/2011 Daily Challenge. Hello Sparkers, <BR> <BR> How about adding a mini-daily challenge to your already break-a-sweat workout daily routing? <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is........... <BR> <BR> 50 JUMPING JACKS! <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! YES YOU CAN! YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Nov 2011 06:52:43 EST 11/8/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Sparkers, <BR> <BR> How about adding a mini-daily challenge to your already break-a-sweat workout daily routing? <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is........... <BR> <BR> 50 CRUNCHES OR SIT-UPS <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! YES YOU CAN! YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! Tue, 8 Nov 2011 11:39:14 EST Weight GONE News! Use this thread to share and celebrate with your team about your LOSS in either POUNDS OR INCHES. Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:47:15 EST 11/07/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I hope you all had an awesome weekend where you burned a sweat and rested. Today's Challenge is going to be: <BR> <BR> 50 PUSH-UPS <BR> <BR> They can be of any kind! <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:42:20 EST 10/24/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do 50 jumping jacks. Do them all at once or break it up and do them throughout the day. Whatever is easier for you. Woohoo! <BR> <BR> YES YOU CAN! Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:17:33 EST 10/21/2011 Daily Challenge Good Morning, <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple. In the past month we have had a lot of new members join this team and Spark People. How about we take some time to check out who our team members are and visit their spark page and show some support, reach out, introduce ourselves, say hello....... get to know one another. Visit at least 3 pages but if you can do more, the more the merrier. <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed weekend and I pray YOU ALL BREAK A SWEAT! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Y... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:01:59 EST Exercise I have been on a medical leave for 6 weeks and was just released today. I am looking forward to being able to return to the gym. The weather has been to vile to get outside and exercise and my living quarters are too cramped, so YAY for me! Thu, 20 Oct 2011 21:08:04 EST drinking water My daily challenge is to drink my 8 glasses of water. Did I mention that I never did like water? Dr. Pepper is off limits though, and it is what I am suppose to do. To me it is like taking a dose of medicine. I have never been a big drinker anyways, so it feels like I am having to drink an ocean. Yet, I have done it for two days in a row...hey, that is real progress. <BR> I have a different mind set. I am ready to make the changes needed, but this is a tough one for me. I am hoping... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 21:02:06 EST New To Sparks and ODAAT Hello Everyone! <BR> I am excited to be here and finding all the support there is at this entire site. This is great, and a good place to start with my accountability to loosing weight. <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:03:39 EST 10/11/2011 Daily Challenge Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do 50 PUSH-UPS of any kind. break up and do ten now and ten later until you reach your fifty or do them all at once. Whatever works out better for you. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:01:04 EST 10/07/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge and Saturday and Sunday's too is to do 50 crunches/sit-ups, 50 toe touches (spread legs and touch left toes with right hand and vice versa), 50 push-ups (regular or wall). Do them every day! Spread them out or do them at once. You can do this! <BR> <BR> Yesi Fri, 7 Oct 2011 11:49:16 EST 10/6/2011 Daily Challenge Good Morning! time to rise and shine team. <BR> <BR> Today's challenge IS................. TO VISIT ONE ANOTHER'S SPARK PAGES AND POST COMMENTS, LEAVE GOODIES, READ BLOGS............... Let's get to know one another and check up on one another. TEAM WORK! <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! Thu, 6 Oct 2011 10:09:58 EST Hello one and all Just saying a little hello, stumbled across the group from another spark member. <BR> I am terrible at skipping head and setting massive goals, but really need to take one day at a time. <BR> Anyway wish you all well <BR> Cx Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:55:01 EST 10/05/2011 Daily Challenge Today's challenge is going to be Wall Sit with Lateral Dumbbell Raises. Try to do about 50 or 5 minutes. Make it challenging, exhaust the muscles. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=52 </link> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 10:34:29 EST Self Defeat Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm feeling good today was my two week weigh in and I have lost seven pounds:) I'm realizing it's not really about the numbers on the scale, it's honestly about taking care of you, and loving yourself!! <BR> I had also wrote this to another SP that I handed my life over to self defeat. But today I'm knocking on the door and taking it back!! <BR> There's no one like you. <BR> Gloria Tue, 4 Oct 2011 13:21:34 EST 10/04/2011 Daily Chanllenge Hello Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do 50 of the following (check out link) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=143 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! Tue, 4 Oct 2011 11:40:00 EST 10/03/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Courageous members, <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! Today's daily challenge is going to be.......................... to do about 5 different sets of strength training exercises with dumbbells. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! Mon, 3 Oct 2011 11:08:36 EST 09/30/2011 Daily Challenge Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is going to be 50 TOE TOUCHES. Stand up straight, extend your arms out straight and with the opposite hand touch the opposite foot and up and than the opposite side. I hope I explained it correctly. YOU CAN DO IT! Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:42:15 EST 9/29/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Warriors! <BR> <BR> I hope you all started your day making time for breakfast. Today's challenge is 50 JUMP ROPE. You don't need a jump rope if you do not have one just do the motion with your hands and arms. <BR> <BR> Jump away! YOU CAN DO IT! Thu, 29 Sep 2011 08:55:08 EST For today I didn't overindulge!!! Yes for today I didn't overindulge. I love this one day at a time team it is so true ONE DAY AT A TIME sweet LORD.... We can do this through His strength. <BR> <BR> Glo Wed, 28 Sep 2011 21:10:07 EST 09/28/2011 Daily Challenge Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well and have ate their breakfast this morning so they have energy to burn during their WORKOUTS! <BR> Today's daily challenge is 50 knee lifts and while your knee is up tap it with the hand on the opposite side. Make sure to be standing straight and tuck in your tummy while you do them. <BR> <BR> Woohooo! Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:00:08 EST Did 2 mile abs workout with Lesley Sansome youtube I got off my lazy but today and worked out when I really didn't want to. Gonna try to walk tomorrow as well just glad I did something today.:) And I tracked my nutrition and didn't eat out of control I am pleased with my efforts for the day. <BR> <BR> Glo Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:56:32 EST How do I mark my ticker of pounds lost? Yahoo, <BR> I lost two pounds. Even after a couple of bad days I found the nerve to get on scale after first week and lost two pounds!! But I'm having a problem of marking my ticker don't know how to any advice? <BR> <BR> Glo Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:56:00 EST 9/27/2011 Daily Challenge Good Morning Warriors! <BR> Rise and Shine! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple. I want to know about your journey, so please share with us on this thread. We all know that in order to be successful in this journey we need to make long-term changes, not diets but CHANGES. <BR> <BR> WHAT LONG-TERM CHANGES ARE YOU MAKING TODAY? (in other words lifestyle changes) <BR> <BR> I believe it is until we write things down that we are actually committing to something. Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:53:39 EST Had Good Intentions. I was off these last couple of days and planned to get back on track today. I had to take my uncle to doctor's and run errands for a friend and by the time I was done with everything I was starving. This has been my problem in the past waiting to long to eat and end up overeating. I ended up going through drive-thru and not making the wisest decisions. <BR> I know what to do tomorrow not wait so long to eat this only leads to overeating. Tomorrow I am going to get back in the game and not wa... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 20:15:45 EST New to this team Hi and thanks for the invitation to this team. I'm Theresa and can use all the support I can get, as well as give as much as possible. I'm determined to lose 80 pounds. I'm from Bloomington, Indiana and would love to meet any other "SparkPeople" around to maybe walk with. I look forward to getting to know some of you and to be an encouragement to others. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:58:19 EST 09/26/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Warriors! <BR> <BR> Are you ready to kick behind today? Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone today? Are you ready to kick it up a notch today? You can make today better than yesterday, you have that power and control. Don't just do nothing, get moving. <BR> <BR> How about adding to your daily exercise 50 jumping jacks. <BR> <BR> You can do it! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:59:09 EST Bad Day!!!! I did good for most of the week and then yesterday and today I ate and drank pop, like before I joined SP. I don't want to go back to my old ways I really want to be successful this time. I'm a newbie of five days and just wanted to know if any of you have done this. Start off dedicated and then do lousy for a couple of days? If you did were you still successful did you get back in the game and how??? <BR> Need some advice I'd appreciate it. <BR> <BR> Glo Sun, 25 Sep 2011 21:19:28 EST Introduction Hello Everybody, <BR> <BR> I'm excited to start this journey started on 9-20-11, I think SP may be an answer to my many nights of crying to the Lord of what can I possibly do to lose weight. I've been battling weight for my whole life since the age of ten that was the same year my mom died. Maybe this has something to do with my weight issues among many other hurts. <BR> I'm now an adult and have gained over thirty pounds the past two years on top of already being morbidly obese. I need hel... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:27:00 EST I have never tried one day at a time... I am 4' 8" tall and need to lose weight. I got an invitation to this team and decided to except it because it said one day at a time...I've never did this just looked at the whole picture and saw all 62 years of my life still dragging by. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 20:23:07 EST Newbie Hello all! So excited to be in this team, as ODAAT reigns supreme in my life! I am also in OA. I am happy and grateful to be taking this journey with all of you! Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:50:17 EST 09/23/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Warriors! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge IS.... to please visit New Members pages and welcome them to our humble team. We are all here for the same reasons, get healthy and support system. Let's be there for each other. <BR> <BR> Woot Woot! <BR> <BR> Yesi Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:37:25 EST Happy Thursday!! Hi all....hope everyone is doing well!! It is happy Thursday!! It's almost time for the weekend again.....last weekend I had a slip up....I'm going to work hard not to let that happen again! I feel really good about the choices I have been body aches from exercising, so I assume I have done it right this time! Hehe. I am still so motivated by all the wonderful people on this's such a wonderful thank you to you all!! <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work ev... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:34:06 EST Accepting and Not Giving Up I went home this past weekend (I stay in a dorm at my college during the week). It wasn't really great, usually it's not too bad, but everything just seemed to suck. I just got so upset, and started thinking negative thoughts. I spiralled down, and even decided that nothing was worth it and ate a lot more than I should have. I didn't exercise. Since then I haven't tracked anything (food or exercise), and I gave myself the excuse of: "well, I'm really busy, I have so much studying to do and 3 ... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:05:23 EST 09/22/2011 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WRITE A BLOG! Write something positive to yourself about this journey, encouraging yourself that you can do this. We spend a lot of time feeding our heads with negativity that we have come to believe. That has convinced us that we will fail. It's time to take charge over out thoughts and start feeding ourselves good thoughts for a change. <BR> <BR> DO IT! Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:22:02 EST Frustration Hello! <BR> I am with SP for just a little over than a month now. I lost 9 pounds in the first 3-4 weeks and was really glad about it. Now, I am stuck at the same weight since the past week and a half. <BR> Does that happen to you to? Please share your comments and experience. <BR> Can a plateau happen so early in the loosing weight process? How long at the same weight is considered as a plateau? <BR> I still do my training (and even more than during the first weeks), and I also track all m... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:03:02 EST 9/21/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do. <BR> <BR> 50 crunches or sit ups <BR> 50 push-ups (regular or wall) <BR> <BR> If doing it all at once is not possible break it up and do them throughout the day. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! Push through the limitations! Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:55:55 EST BREAKFAST- Most Important Meal of the Day! I am sure you have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I guess what you eat for breakfast can set the tone of the rest of your day. Some times we don't have time to prepare it so we may skip it. I think part of this journey to health and lifestyle change includes breakfast. First of all we are not in diets. Diets only work temporarily. What we need is long-term results which we will only get by changing our ways. Why not start with breakfast which for most... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:39:58 EST 09/20/2011 Daily Challenge Happy Tuesday Team! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to find a SP exercise video (coach nicole) and do one. They are about 10 minutes long but will work you out. Come back here and share with the team which one you chose and how was it? I believe you can find these video under the "Healthy Lifestyles" Tab and click on "Fitness" or "Videos." Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:30:56 EST New to ODAAT Just got an invite from a friend to join the team and love the name. Definitely a one day at a time person right now as I bring my focus back into eating right and exercising again. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:07:42 EST 09/19/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple, BREAK A SWEAT! whether by speed walking, cardio, strength training, running, etc.... How? the choice is yours. At least 30 mins. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 07:40:19 EST Happy Weekend! Hey everyone!! Happy Weekend to you all!! I have to admit, yesterday was a hard day for me....I had some serious cravings for junk food! I'm not even a huge junk food person, but I guess now that I can't have it, I want it all the more! It was hard having those cravings! But today I see it was just a bump in the road, because today is waaaaaaaay better! Makes it easier to know that these hard times pass. Hope you all have a great weekend!!!:) Sat, 17 Sep 2011 16:33:39 EST 09/16/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple, BREAK A SWEAT! whether by speed walking, cardio, strength training, running, etc.... How? the choice is yours. At least 30 mins. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:14:18 EST Sun shining Day!! Good morning everyone!!! What a wonderful day today is! After my slip up last weekend, I am feeling even more determined and motivated then ever! Between having this drive in me and the wonderful support I get from the site, I feel soooo good about my decision to change my life! One day at a time is the only way to do it. Everyday is going to be hard when your trying to change your life, but it's soooo worth it!! just having a really good mental day, wanted to reach out to everyone....hoping ... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 12:04:42 EST 09/15/2011 Daily Challenge Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple, BREAK A SWEAT! whether by speed walking, cardio, strength training, running, etc.... How? the choice is yours. At least 30 mins. YOU CAN DO IT! Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:55:14 EST Sick So i have a sore throat today and nothing seems to want to stay down when i eat. i tracked everything i ate but i'm going to say 90% of it didn't stay down. i am already having trouble with getting enough calories and then this happens. i am going to continue to do my exercising as long as i can with being sick. hopefully this doesn't last long. i think tomorrow is going to be a soup day for me or i may even try to eat some soup later as a snack and hope it stays down. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:52:50 EST 09/14/2011 Daily Challenge Happy Wednesday Team! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is going to be to do ................... 100 CRUNCHES OR SIT-UPS! <BR> <BR> You can do it! Wed, 14 Sep 2011 10:12:44 EST Here I go again.... So I've had a bit of a set back.....but I can only blame myself. This past weekend, my boyfriend and I celebrated an anniversary/his birthday weekend....and I let my weaknesses get the best of me. I am disappointed in myself and I know I need to learn how to control these weaknesses.....that is my next goal! Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:57:04 EST I'm new!! Hi everyone. I am new to this team & my name is Peggy & I am looking forward to getting to know you all. We all need to take one day at a time every day! Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:38:49 EST 09/13/2011 Daily Challenge Happy Tuesday Team: <BR> <BR> Today's challenge IS............... <BR> <BR> To visit and enter the Adida's giveaway contest for a chance to win a new pair of Adidas gymshoes for your daily walking. Here's the link and GOOD LUCK! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>er_to_win_adidas_climacool_ride_shoes </link> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:58:42 EST 09/12/2011 Daily Challenge Happy Monday Team! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to go to the SP "Healthy Lifestyle" tab and go to "Motivation" READ 3 MOTIVATIONAL articles, blogs, stories of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lets get inspired through what we read and realize that if they can do it SO CAN YOU! Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:54:34 EST What is stressing you out? I'm not a very open person, I tend to be introverted. I have a lot of issues with emotions and especially sharing them. It's kinda stressful to post things on here that actually mean something to me, because it's usually stuff I just don't talk about. <BR> I'm also kinda stressed out about these next few months (basically until probably 2nd or 3rd week of December). I have to do a lot for college--reading my textbooks, essays, papers, case studies (I'm going for Speech Language Pathology). I... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 18:37:28 EST 09/11/2011 Daily Challenge ........ ........ Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's daily challenge is to read 3 O.D.A.A.T members blogs and leave a comment. Lets motivate and encourange one another. Let's get Nsync with each other. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:36:55 EST 09/10/2011 DAILY CHALLENGE.... Happy Saturday Team! <BR> <BR> Today's daily challenge is: <BR> <BR> 25 situps or cruches <BR> 25 wall push-ups or regular push-ups <BR> 25 jumping jacks or jump ropes. <BR> <BR> its the weekend so lets kick it up a notch. YOU CAN DO THIS! Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:40:02 EST 09/09/2011 Daily Challenge ............ .......... Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! Today's challenge is going to be to LIST 3 THINGS YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH TODAY regarding your daily journey to health. <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> I believe when we write things down, we make a commitment to follow through. Let's be accountable team! Fri, 9 Sep 2011 09:34:41 EST New to the team.... Hi everyone, my name is Melissa and this is day 2 of my weight loss journey. I am very motivated and determined! It isn't the easiest thing in the world, I am one of those people who have tried dieting a million times, and I'm successful....but I'm also successful and putting the weight back on! I lost 30 lbs last summer and I put it all back on and more by winter! That is not the way to do it! Anyway, I am here now...after finding this site, and I am ready to change my life! Just wanted to i... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 14:29:43 EST New Gal Hey there fellow sparkers. I just joined Spark 2 days ago after decided enough is enough and I would seriously like to be below 2 bills (200 pounds). Haven't been below 200 pounds in a little over 10 years and hey its getting old! <BR> <BR> I am a 32 year old sales trainer, mother of a great 5 month old son, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and confidant. Somehow along the way I made time for everyone else and stopped making time for myself. I decided this week that needs to stop. I have star... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 13:34:23 EST 09/08/2011 DAILY CHALLENGE IS..... Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Our challenge today is to DRINK AT LEAST 8 GLASSES OF WATER. If you are not crazy about drinking plain water, than try making it more appealing by: <BR> <BR> *Adding lemon, lime wedges <BR> *Adding any sugar free crystals to your water like Crystal Light, Wyler's, <BR> *Hot Tea (decaffeinated, herbal) <BR> <BR> Water is very important in our bodies, we needed to flush our system, keep us hydrated and I am sure many more reasons. <BR> <BR> Try drinking a cup ever... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 09:55:13 EST 09/07/2011 Daily Challenge Is .......... ......... 25 Push-ups. You can do regular push-ups or wall push-ups! Come on YOU CAN DO IT! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 16:28:18 EST LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE.. Share a joke with the team!!! Share something cute and adorable!!! Anything that will bring a smile to your face. <BR> <BR> Have you ever heard the saying that LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE? Life can be pretty hectic and this journey to health is not an easy one. It can be pretty stressful and stress is not good for us. <BR> <BR> So why not use this thread to cheer each other up? Lets make humor part of our daily lives. You may just make somebody's day. <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:40:15 EST KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!! Please share with the team anything that has helped you along the way in your journey. From: <BR> 1. exercise programs/routine <BR> 2. small/big changes in lifestyle <BR> 3. articles pertaining to health, weight loss, exercise, etc... you may have come across that may be beneficial to other team members. <BR> 4. Anything that can help someone else out tackle daily struggles. <BR> <BR> KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!! Lets help educate and equip one another with the necessary tools to overcome our dai... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:29:23 EST FELLOWSHIP CAFE Hello Members!!! <BR> Fellowship Cafe is the place to come to for fellowshipping, encouragement, venting and getting to know each other. Make sure you drop by occasionally and say hello. We would love to hear from you and know how you are holding up. <BR> <BR> Yesi Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:21:20 EST EXERCISE.... ............ Hello Team, <BR> <BR> On this thread we can discuss and share all regarding our daily exercise, exercise habits, exercise tips, exercise challenges, exercise goals and accomplishments. Lets encourage one another ONE DAY AT ATIME! <BR> <BR> Yesi Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:16:10 EST 3 Letter Word (A-Z) Post any 3 letter word, alphabetically. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:58:04 EST what have you done today you are proud of we visited my parents and helped them out choosing a new tv and saved them loads of money Sun, 5 Jun 2011 16:09:04 EST daily exercise what do you do? Sat, 4 Jun 2011 15:23:24 EST hello everyone hello i am just checking in my name is Linda i amyour new leader, i hope to help you reachyour goals Sat, 4 Jun 2011 13:06:21 EST Hello I'm not new to SparkPeople, but I am returning! Love the team theme "One day @ a time"..thats my motto & what I try to live my life by. Look forward to joining in on team conversations when I can & also giving support! Here's to, love, & laugh! Huggs to all! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 11:29:56 EST New to Spark & glad to be here! Hi fellow Sparkers! I'm Julie, most recently from central Alabama. I'm a New Englander who has been living below the Mason-Dixon for most of my life, although only in the "real" South for the last 23 years. I've come to love this part of the country, fried food, and everything Paula Deen! (much to my undoing) <BR> <BR> I'm glad to have found Spark because it looks like it will help me to do what I know I've been needing to do, which is find a way to enjoy the foods I like in a lighter,... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 21:19:38 EST What Motivates You? Post what motivates you or is your motivation today. Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:33:50 EST Now until Labor Day (Sept. 6) What can and/or will you do, by Labor Day (Sept. 6)? <BR> <BR> How much weight can you lose? <BR> <BR> Will you drink your water daily? <BR> <BR> How much exercise each day? <BR> <BR> Whatever you want to work on for this length of time. <BR> <BR> Let's see what we can do in the 48-49 days until then. <BR> <BR> Who's willing to try? <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:12:27 EST Foods... (game) Post a word that begins with the last letter of the previous post. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 14:20:46 EST Two Words---Change One (game) Two words - Change one: Game <BR> <BR> I'll start it off with an example: <BR> <BR> Apple Pie then the next person like Apple cider then the next person like crab apple then next person like crab cake then the next person like chocolate cake and so on.... changing out only one of the words. <BR> <BR> Let's get started!.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 15:47:02 EST I Challenge Myself.... Post what you are going to do or did do to improve yourself or become more healthy today. <BR> <BR> It can be... <BR> <BR> Get more sleep <BR> Exercise x amount of minutes <BR> Exercise x amount of reps on strength exercise <BR> Get x amount of water in <BR> Stay within calorie range <BR> Get x amount of fruits/veggies <BR> <BR> Whatever it takes, we can do it and make an extra effort to become more healthier. <BR> <BR> What are you going to do or have you done? Wed, 7 Jul 2010 15:45:23 EST Say It in Five Words Post anything that you want to let us know, what you're doing, motivational things, etc. You get the idea? <BR> <BR> But, it has to be in 5 words. <BR> <BR> Have a healthy happy day. or <BR> I ordered my Spark book. or <BR> It rained all day today. <BR> Eat your fruits and vegetables. <BR> Did you exercise this morning? <BR> Do you get my drift? Tue, 6 Jul 2010 08:50:27 EST Me O'Clock As each of us know, we seem to be always doing things for others. Whether it be work, family, friends,etc. But, what about time for ourselves? Although we know we need & want it....doing it is sometimes a challenge. So, this thread is to post what you do for yourself. No matter for how long, take time out for YOU and what you enjoy doing. <BR> <BR> So, what are you or have you done for YOU today? <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>296</em> <em>203</em> <em>268</em> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:07:33 EST Please Welcome Our New Co-Leader..... ...ABETTERME!!! <BR> <BR> ...ABETTERME has kindly offered to help Co-lead this wonderful team. Like me she believes in this team's potential and this team's purpose. <BR> <BR> Lately, due to personal issues in my life, I have not been able to give this team the full attention it deserves. I do not want to give up this team but I do want to see it continue moving forward. Therefore I have taken up ...ABETTERME in her offer to help lead this team. Please welcome her to the team. <BR> <... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:34:05 EST "100 Days Of Exercise" TEAM CHALLENGE Contestants, <BR> <BR> Our team challenge officially kicks off tomorrow, Monday, March 15th, 2010. WHOOHOOO! <BR> <BR> This is the thread we will use to report each day we exercise in our 100 days of exercise challenge. <BR> <BR> What should be here is.... <BR> 1. Date <BR> 2. Activity/ies <BR> 3. Time <BR> 4. Calories burned (if available) <BR> <BR> Remember... to lose 1 pound of fat, it takes us to burn 3,500 calories along with a sensible diet. <BR> <BR> Also, aim to not skip more th... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 17:56:57 EST ( LATE YOUR STRESS OUT HEAR ON THIS PAGE ) I HAVE TO LATE THIS STRESS OUT ITS MAKING ME SICK,MY HUSBAND MOM PASSED AWAY TWO MONTHS AGO HIS TWO SISTER SIGNED THERE HALF OF THE FARM OVER TO THERE CRAZY BROTHER THAT MADE THERE MOM LIFE A LIVING HELL FOR HER NOW THE CRAZY HALF OF THE FAMILY IS FIGHTING WITH THE GOOD HAFE OF THE FAMILY THAT IS TRYING DO RIGHT FOR THERE MOM AND HER WISHES WITH A LAWER.NOW THE CRAZY BROTHER IS AFTHER THE SICK ONES THATS MY SISTER IN LAW AND ME I CANT LEAVE MY HOUSE THE COPS WONT COME TO HELP THE COP SAY DO... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:18:55 EST Who Is Up For A Team Challenge? So I was thinking of things that can ignite the spark in our team. Although many of you may be part of a challenge already in your other teams. I thought this challenge can be a bit different. Incorporating something hopefully you are already doing or should be doing.... EXERCISE!!! <BR> <BR> For alot of us exercising is something we procastinate about. We find excuses not to do it, etc..... We may be afraid of it, lazy to do it, not motivated enough...................... and so forth. O... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:09:02 EST What is your ideal weight? How much do you have to lose? How much have you lost so far? How long have you been at this? Thu, 4 Mar 2010 12:45:03 EST How Did We Get To This Point? (share your story) To this point of overweight and obesity. <BR> What's your story? Let's get to know each other. Thu, 4 Mar 2010 12:42:55 EST Cardio for the month of March Do you feel like this? <em>15</em> LOL!! I DO!! <BR> <BR> Do you wanna look & feel like this? <em>9</em> I DO!! <BR> <BR> Then you gotta do some of this: <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>318</em> <em>315</em> <em>320</em> <em>311</em> <em>406</em> <em>324</em> CARDIO BABY!!! <BR> <BR> I know Yesi had a thread for this last month so I thought it would be fun to start a new thread for this month. Do a little, do a lot. Share with us,what'd you do , how long, how many calories you burn... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 13:26:51 EST Dr. Oz 100th Episode FocusedOn 100 lbs.+ weighloss Thanks SunnyArizona for your blog!!! <BR> <BR> "What he did was have on there guests who had lost 100 lbs. PLUS. All those who had lost that much were wearing shirts with on them, they all had little signs to hold up with their weight loss numbers. <BR> <BR> All ages, and every single one did it the old fashioned way without surgery ....just hard work, true grit, and determination...." SUNNY ARIZONA <BR> <BR> The above was from our team member SunnyArizona's blog regarding Dr. Oz 100th ep... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:41:49 EST "THE SPARK" Are you reading it? Who has a copy of The Spark? What do you think? How do you like it? How far along are you? <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:12:40 EST 2010_WEIGH-IN Hello Team <BR> <BR> I moved our weigh-in thread over to the General Discussion forum. So we can better use the space in our team for more interactive activities. <BR> <BR> Please if you can copy your old posting from old thread and paste on here. <BR> <BR> Anytime you weigh-in (daily-weekly-monthly) share it here. We want to be part of your success or struggles. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:56:06 EST STRENGTH TRAINING Strength Training <BR> <BR> It is suggested that Strength Training be done with a day of rest in between. So that our muscles can recover and to avoid injuries. Injuries that will only set us back some. SP has many strength training 10-15 min videos we can do. Lets use them! Losing fat is great but we also have to tone our bodies. <BR> <BR> Let's do this at least 3-4 times a week, preferable with 1-2 days of rest in between. <BR> <BR> Come here and tell us what you did and how much of ... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:53:07 EST CARDIO (BABY) In this journey to health it has been said that for good results we need both Cardio and Strength Training. With Cardio we burn fat and calories and with Strength we build muscle. One goes with the other. <BR> <BR> So let's do it team. Even if 10 mins a day of Cardio. It is a start. It is better than nothing. <BR> <BR> Let's use this thread to share how much cardio we do and what activity we did. Let's stay accountable. WE CAN DO THIS!!! Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:49:35 EST CRUNCHES & PUSH-UPS We should try to do these at least every other day if not daily. It is important to work muscles in those areas for when we lose the fat we want to have abs and arms of steel. LOL! <BR> <BR> Let's make it a goal to do them even if 10 a day. We have to start somewhere and we can always build our endurance. Remember come here each time you do them and tell us what you did and how many. <BR> <BR> HUGZ Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:46:01 EST Fitness & More Discussion. FEEDBACK WANTED!!! Share with the team <BR> <BR> what is your favorite form of exercise (walking, running, dancing, DVD's...)? Your favorite fitness program (zumba, Kick-boxing, Yoga, Curves, etc...)? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite exercise machine or tool? Treadmill, Elliptical Machine, Stepper, medicine ball....? <BR> <BR> Are you a member of a health and Fitness club? Which one? Do you like it? <BR> <BR> Lets share with the team, maybe we can discover something new we didn't know about that can help... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:08:57 EST Fitness DVD's Bargain Sale!!! TAKE ADVANTAGE TEAM. Do you have a Lifeway Christian store near you? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you do, they currently have some faith based workout videos on sale for just $5.00 (regular $14.95). You can go online to or you can call on the phone to place an order at Call 1-800-448-8032. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I research them on and really liked people’s reviews on all of them. So I splurge on these for my fitness DVD library. The website is not too useful but here are the ti... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 23:05:36 EST Skin Care Does anyone have some easy recipes (for a beginner) for natural skin care? I've have combination skin on my face & my hands & feet get really dry in the winter, especially in the winter, as does the rest of my body. For easy, I mean 2-3 ingredients that will take 5 minutes & the ingredients are not expensive to get. I'm looking for a face soap & lotion as well as a body lotion. Something light for the summer would be good too. <BR> <BR> If nothing do it yourself, what products do you rec... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:54:27 EST I'm Back!!!! Okay, I'm back, I've been gone from the team for a while now and I've been chatting with Yesi a little the last few days , and have decided to come back to the team and get involved, missed you guys. I had so much on my plate over the last year I wasn't making any progress in any aspect of my life, but some things have cleared up and I'm ready to focus on me and my health for a change. <em>247</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2010 09:11:28 EST 2010 WEIGH-IN PLACE Lets use this thread to share our weights and our weightloss progress. Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:14:08 EST Welcome! To all the new members that have joined since January 1 & will join later - welcome! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:10:19 EST New to Group Hi my name is Pat. I have to live my life One Day At A Time. It's the only way I know not to drink. I have learned that the 12 steps are very important in all aspects of my life. I am looking for a group that supports this way of living. <BR> Tue, 3 Nov 2009 09:41:30 EST would love to I would really love to string more than one day of staying in my calorie range together. I make it one day and then something happens and I binge and have to start over. I get so impatient about so many things in my life that I always just want everything done now. It is so hard to sit back, break things down, and take each day as it comes. Any suggestions? Fri, 9 Oct 2009 14:24:17 EST DAILY HUMOR_Let Us Spread Joy!!! Sometimes laughter is the best medicine. <BR> <BR> So I was thinking sometimes we need a good laugh. I thought starting a thread where we can post anything humorous would be beneficial to all of us. <BR> <BR> We can post humor about weightloss or anything else that you feel our team will get a kick out of. Tue, 6 Oct 2009 12:59:34 EST OCTOBER_ WEIGH-IN WEIGH-IN HERE TEAM. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:42:51 EST Wow Talk about a group with a name that jumped off the computer screen! This is exactly how I am living. One moment at a time. I am 35, married, have 5 kids, and live in San Jose. I am trying to get through life and this weight journey step by step and not a moment faster. Nice to meet you all. Sun, 27 Sep 2009 18:27:39 EST I am PROUD of myself TODAY because I........ went out of my way to look really cute and I feel pretty. ;-) Fri, 18 Sep 2009 15:56:01 EST I Choose to Confess & Forgive Myself Today For.... Messing up myself by giving up into emotional eating. Eating a Hostess cake and two $0.99 cents bag of chips. I will try to stay out of trouble rest of day. Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:26:38 EST My Daily Goal for TODAY is/was.... .......... To do at least 10-15 mins of strength training. Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:58:47 EST SEPTEMBER_WEIGH IN WEIGH-IN FOR THE MONTH. Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:54:37 EST What's On Your Mind Today? Team, <BR> <BR> Let's share our thoughts, feelings, ideas, strengths, weaknesses, fears, accomplishments.... Anything you want. <BR> <BR> Yesi Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:48:23 EST 10% AT A TIME-- Team Challenge (New) We need to get our team active and running again. I would like to start a 10% At A Time team challenge. This challenge will not have a deadline to meet. It is meant to help each other focus on smaller number of pounds versus the whole amount of pounds. I figure we can break it up into 10% increments. We all have different weights and different goals to reach, therefore I feel it's in our best interest to not have a deadline. The important thing is to not stay inactive any longer and mov... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 13:12:01 EST 10% AT A TIME CHALLENGE SIGN-UP TODAY!!! USE THIS THREAD TO SIGN-UP TO THIS NEW DAILY CHALLENGE UNTIL YOU REACH YOUR GOAL. <BR> <BR> PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR STARTING WEIGHT RIGHT NOW AND YOUR 10% FROM IT. <BR> <BR> TELL US WHAT YOUR PLAN WILL CONSIST OF TO REACH YOUR GOAL. <BR> <BR> THANKS TEAM! Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:52:35 EST JULY_WEIGH-IN INSTEAD OF WEEKLY WEIGH-IN. I AM DOING IT MONTHLY. YOU CANS STILL WEIGH-IN WEEKLY OR MONTHLY EVEN DAILY BUT IT WILL ALL BE POSTED HERE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:41:08 EST 10% AT A TIME!!! WE CAN DO IT! WHO'S INTERESTED? HELLO TEAM <BR> <BR> I WOULD LIKE TO GET OUR TEAM ROLLING AND KICKING ONCE AGIAN. I NEED YOUR FEEDBACK, SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION. <BR> OUR TEAM IS BASED ON THE MOTTO "ONE DAY AT A TIME" MEANING MANY OF US IF NOT ALL OF US CAN ONLY HANDLE ONE DAY A AT TIME. <BR> <BR> BECOMING HEALTHY IS ALOT OF COMMITTMENT AND EVEN MORE LIFESTYLE CHANGING. MANY OF US HAVE ALOT OF WEIGHT TO LOSE BUT WHETHER YOU ONLY HAVE 20, 50, 100 OR MORE POUNDS TO LOSE WE HAVE TO START SOME WAY. <BR> I THINK IT WOULD B... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:37:14 EST STARTING OVER! JULY_17_2009 HELLO O.D.A.A.T!!! <BR> <BR> I WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO ALL OF YOU FOR BEING M.I.A. ALL THESE PAST MONTHS. <BR> <BR> I HAVE HAD MY UPS AND DOWN. EARLIER THIS YEAR I WAS DOING GREAT, SO I THOUGHT. I SEEM TO HAVE PULLED SOMETHING IN ONE OF MY LEGS (KNEE, THIGH AREA) DOCTOR TOLD ME TO WAIT TILL IT GOT BETTER AND WHEN IT DID HE SAID TO START BY ONLY WALKING 10 MINS 3X A WEEK. THAT DISCOURAGED ME COMPLETELY. I REALLY COULDN'T SEE HOW IT HAPPEN FOR MY EXERCISES WEREN'T THAT BRUTAL (I SUSPECT IT... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:10:22 EST Please Come Back!!! I would like to take the time to say to everyone to please come back and start posting again even if it's just a hi. I know it's hard, with work, family and the everyday pressures you may have. But I do think that if we stop being here for each other we will stop being here for ourselves. Even thou we don't know each other personally and we live miles apart I feel close to you all. I feel as you're all my friends and with Gods help we will get back on track and lose this weight together. <BR>... Fri, 29 May 2009 14:29:21 EST MAY_2009 WEIGH-IN WEIGH-IN Tue, 12 May 2009 13:18:23 EST MAY 2009 CHAT ROOM HI TEAM, <BR> <BR> ITS BEEN HOT IN TEXAS , I HAVE BEEN TAKING IT EASY FOR 3 MONTHS NOW BECAUSE OF MY BACK AND HEALTH AND I WHEN TO COURT FOR MY S.S.D CASE THE JUDGE WOSE ME TO GO TO A OTHER S.S DOCTOR AND RUN A LOT OF TESTS. I STARTED TODAY GETTING BACK ON MY GAZELLE EDGER I TOLD YOU BEEN NOT WORKOUT MUCH IT WAS EVERY HARD TO WORKOUT 25 MINS BUT I DID IT.IM GOING TO SEE IF WORKOUT LESS MINS WORKS FOR ME BECAUSE WORKING OUT LONG AND HARD AND PUSHING MY SELF IT NOT WORKING OUT Mon, 11 May 2009 12:13:38 EST Saturday_A RIL_4_2009 WEIGH-IN Sat, 4 Apr 2009 08:57:58 EST APRIL_2009 _CHAT_ROOM Hello Team. <BR> <BR> Yeah! SPRING IS HERE! SOON WE CAN HIT THE OUTDOORS FOR LONG WALKS. <BR> <BR> HOW ARE WE DOING? Sat, 4 Apr 2009 08:57:13 EST Spark People Convention Is anyone planning to attend? What do you think about it? Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:14:15 EST Friday, MARCH_27_2009 Weekly Weigh-in Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:11:12 EST New Team Pages So did everyone notice the new layout on all the team pages. The huddles scroll through at the top and there's a place for announcements and things like that at the top too. Shows all the blogs at the top now too. What do you all think about that? <BR> <BR> Another new feature is being added on Monday also. There will be friend feeds. Basically it seems a little like myspace does to me. But, I won't know till I see it Monday. When someone does so many exercise minutes or posts a new pic or t... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 19:42:05 EST Back again and again Hey Everyone thanks fro letting me back in this group. <BR> I have came and gone so many times. I need to Make a commitment and stick to this . I really need some help on making this work for me . i am so hard on myself that when i Mess up or miss a day of eating right or exercising I ended up giving up and leaving the website all together. Now i am ready to do this . I did walk 4 times last week . So now i already to start my life over and be healthy for me and my family. <BR> Sun, 8 Mar 2009 19:57:01 EST MARCH_2009_CHAT ROOM Another new month already. This year is sure flying by. Spring is almost here, Woohoo! Sun, 1 Mar 2009 08:33:15 EST Wednesday, February _28_2009 Weekly Weigh-in. Wed, 18 Feb 2009 07:28:16 EST Wednesday_Feb ruary_11_2009 <BR> Weekly weigh-in Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:53:34 EST Wednesday_Fe ruary_4_2009 <BR> Weekly weigh-in Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:42:04 EST FEBRUARY (LOVE MONTH) CHAT ROOM Hello Team <BR> <BR> Let's use this new thread to stay communicated each day in this new month of Love. Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:45:19 EST Today, I will........ ............ Forget about yesterday and aim for my 100% today. Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:43:30 EST Opening A New Restaurant If you were going to open a cafe or a tea room, what would you serve? Mon, 2 Feb 2009 08:31:17 EST Wednesday_Ja uary_28_2009 Weekly Weigh-in Tue, 27 Jan 2009 23:32:29 EST Wednesday_ January_21_2009 Weekly Weigh-in Tue, 20 Jan 2009 23:46:42 EST Breaking 200 - When? How? Have you set being under 200 pounds as one of your milestones? When do you plan to do that? How are you planning on doing it? <BR> <BR> I want to be under 200 by Valentines Day. I am exercising daily and have increased the intensity of my workouts. We can do it! Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:11:25 EST The EITHER/OR Game A new game I saw on another team.... I will start with a question that gives you a choice between 2 or 3 items... The next person answer my question and then comes up with a choice of their own.... For instance, I might ask Which do you prefer? Strawberry Jam or Grape Jelly? The next person answers Strawberry Jam and asks What color do you like better? Black or brown and so on.... <BR> <BR> OK First choice.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Italian, Chinese or Mexican Food? Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:17:45 EST One Day I Shall... One Day I Shall look into the mirror of my soul and know that I did well. Sun, 18 Jan 2009 04:22:25 EST Wednesday_Ja uary_14_2009 Weekly Weigh-in. <BR> <BR> Fellow teammates participating in BL New Year Challenge try to weigh-in tomorrow morning after waking up and using the bathroom. <BR> <BR> Everyone else can weigh-in any day. Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:29:07 EST I 'm new I just wanted to say HI to everyone. I've been with Sparks for about 3 weeks now. I am still trying to get the cravings under control, I love food. I have my good days and my bad. My problem is I want to see results now and I have to remember I didn't put the weight on over night and it won't come off over night. <BR> <BR> Chris Sat, 10 Jan 2009 09:56:53 EST Wednesday, January_7_2009 Weekly Weigh-in Wed, 7 Jan 2009 07:20:16 EST What Am I? Riddle Game 01/06/09 <BR> <BR> Violet, indigo, blue and green, yellow, orange and red; these are the colors you have seen after the storm has fled. <BR> <BR> WHAT AM I? <BR> <BR> <BR> (okay I post a riddle now you try guessing what it is) Whoever guess first can post the next riddle.) How about it? Tue, 6 Jan 2009 11:30:19 EST O.D.A.A.T Challege # 2-- I CHALLENGE YOU EXERCISE. I saw this on another team and thought it would be fun for us too. <BR> <BR> Who is up for this challenge? <BR> <BR> Goes like this... <BR> I did 10 forward lunges on each leg, <BR> I challenge you to 10 wall push-ups. <BR> <BR> Then the next person to post will say: <BR> <BR> "I did 10 wall push-ups, <BR> I challenge you to 10 jumping jacks". <BR> <BR> The next poster will do the challenge posted by the previous poster and challenge the next poster with a new challenge and so on!... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 13:27:50 EST A-Z.... Fruit & Veggies A- Apples Fri, 2 Jan 2009 07:34:23 EST Happy New Year!___January 2009 CHAT ROOM Happy New Year Team!!! Happy 2009!!! May the new year bring you health, happiness,love and wealth. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 01:14:57 EST Sunday, December _28_2008 Weigh-In Sat, 27 Dec 2008 21:52:24 EST Did Any1 Hear About Lifetime's New Show DietTribe? It is supposed to start the first Monday in Jan on Lifetime. It is about 5 friends trying to lose weight together and have a trainer that supposed to be the best trainer (a lie) although the best trainers are Jillian and Bob from BL... LOL! Kind of seems from commercial that it's like BL idea. <BR> <BR> Is anyone going to watch it? I encourage it along with the new season of BL schedule to start the first Tuesday on Jan on NBC. <BR> <BR> We need all the motivation and inspiration we can ... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 09:32:45 EST A-Z........what are you thankful for??????? <BR> <BR> A-apples.....yum!! Mon, 22 Dec 2008 08:33:39 EST HOW CAN WE IMPROVE OUR TEAM? Hello Team! <BR> <BR> How can we improve our team? What suggestions, ideas do you have that can help make our team a success for all of us? <BR> <BR> How can we make this team help all of us stay on track, committed and motivated to not give up on ourselves and on this journey? <BR> <BR> I love to hear from all of you or any of you. My biggest concern is making sure we all get what we need to help us in this difficult journey, beginning with a great supportive system; each other. If othe... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 07:23:57 EST Sunday_Decem mber_21_2008 Weigh-in Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:58:16 EST New Year Team Challenge --BIGGEST LOSER STYLE.... Have you thought about our Biggest Loser Challenge? ODAAT Style?....... <BR> <BR> The next season of BL is schedule to begin in the first week of Jan. I thought our team can use that show to motivate us in our own version of the BL. We can use them as motivation and learn from their show, as well as get a bit tougher and strict on our selves during the duration of show (10-12 weeks) and see how big of a loser we can be. <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you guys in???? I sent an email about this a fe... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:19:04 EST Question of the day? What is your favorite Christmas/Holiday song? <BR> <BR> I absolutely love Silent Night, it is so peaceful and relaxing. Tue, 16 Dec 2008 08:07:08 EST Hello To All Hi My Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> I want to let you know that I am going to have to take a Partial SparkBreak. <BR> <BR> I will still be here but for a while Not As Much. <BR> <BR> I am having a lot of Severe Health Issues and I am at this time just feeling So Overwhelmed. <BR> <BR> I will be back Full Time again as soon as I am able. <BR> <BR> Please, Pray for me at this time. Thank You. <BR> <BR> Blessings, Prayers, Love and Hugs for ALL, <BR> <BR> Cindi <em>247</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2008 17:10:36 EST question of the day12-15 Do you have children?? How many? Okay, I know that's two. The thing is I've started trying to do these questions of the day to get some chatting going between teammates and also so we can get to know one another better. <BR> <BR> I have 4 kids. My oldest son is 12, my next son is 8, then I have a 6 yr old daughter, then my 'baby' son is 3 yrs. old. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:41:58 EST Sunday, December _14_2008 Weigh in Sun, 14 Dec 2008 20:20:30 EST New Question of the Day What is your favorite color? <BR> <BR> Mine is purple. Sun, 14 Dec 2008 07:36:41 EST Question of The Day What's on your Christmas wish list?? <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:06:28 EST Strength Training I don't know about you all but, I haven't been doing any strength training lately. I know I really need to though. It really tones your body and gives you a nice defined look. SO, On that note, I'm going to begin a 3 times per week strength training routine. I'm going to do 2 exercises for each body part each time and then change those 2 exercises for 2 new ones the following week. If anyone is interested in joining me on this feel free to post your progress here if you want. I'm going to beg... Sat, 13 Dec 2008 12:45:37 EST What tunes are you listening to right now Either your favorites for working out to, or just to liten to. When I get on the treadmill I've got my bottle of water, my towel for wiping sweat <em>198</em> , right!!, not a pretty picture, but hey! And then of course, my mp3 player. I've got it loaded with all kinds of music. I put it on shuffle and go!!!! I like to try to speed up on faster songs and then slow it back down on slower ones, Keeps my body guessing. <BR> I've got some 80's music, some new stuff, latin music, my favorite, it... Sat, 13 Dec 2008 11:46:50 EST How Do You Keep Yourself From Giving Up..........? Giving up on this journey? Giving up on life in general? Meaning giving up the fight. <BR> <BR> Do you have days or seasons where your life seems chaotic and like a nightmare you won't wake up from? How do you surpass and overcome those down times? <BR> <BR> Does it ever make you question what the point of it all is? Does life ever scare you? How do you keep from falling apart? Tue, 9 Dec 2008 13:00:58 EST Sunday, December 7, 2008 Weigh-in here. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 07:03:17 EST DECEMBER CHAT ROOM Hey members! <BR> <BR> It is a new month and almost a new year. WOOHOO!!! Let's come in this thread to check in on each other, say hello, etc... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 08:15:39 EST Sunday, November 30, 2008 Weigh-in Here! Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:08:24 EST MY 1 yr. anniversary blog. I know everyone is really busy today with Thanksgiving. But, I just posted a blog about my 1 yr anniversary with sparkpeople and really was hoping you gals would read it, just whenever you have some time. Thanks. Thu, 27 Nov 2008 10:42:33 EST 11/26/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is, <BR> <BR> TO LIST ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR. <BR> <BR> We Can Do This! <BR> Wed, 26 Nov 2008 07:39:23 EST 11/25/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> TO WATCH BIGGEST LOSER TONITE on NBC 5 AT 7 P.M. CT. <BR> <BR> We can do this! Tue, 25 Nov 2008 08:29:38 EST Artificial Sweetener Article <link><BR>s/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=10021<BR>7085&GT1=31010 </link> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 15:23:31 EST 11/24/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> To do something extra today. Whether it is to work out an extra 10 mins, drink an extra 30 ounces of water. Stay away from candy and pop. Including fiber in your diets today. Do an extra mile today. An exercise video today. Some crunches..... <BR> <BR> The sky is the limit. Just do it anyways!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 07:32:08 EST SP!!! Is Giving Away Free Stuff.... Did you know SP is giving away free fitness stuff? All you have to do is post a comment every Monday on their new price blog. <BR> <BR> Check it out! They're great prices! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>iday_giveaway_6_will_win_yoga_gear </link> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 07:08:09 EST Sunday, November 23, 2008 Weigh in here. Sun, 23 Nov 2008 09:07:00 EST THANKSGIVING!!! What Are Your Plans? What are you doing this thanksgiving? Do you have any family traditions? Favorite recipes?..... <BR> Let's share them. Fri, 21 Nov 2008 09:53:47 EST 11/20/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is, <BR> <BR> TO MAKE A POSITIVE AFFIRMATION ABOUT OURSELVES! <BR> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 06:46:57 EST Strength Training When you first started out strength training for those of you who do it at home, did you feel like you were doing it wrong or that you weren't getting the benefits? I'm having a hard time trying to start strength training because of the reasons above, so am thinking about joining Curves or something like that so I can get some professional guidance. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:26:09 EST 11/18/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> <BR> WATCH BIGGEST LOSER ON NBC 5 AT 7 P.M. CT. <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:24:54 EST Sunday, November 16, 2008 Weigh in here everyone. Let us know how you're doing. Progress, no progress. We're here for each other. <em>193</em> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 07:55:20 EST 11/13/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> Earn as many Spark Points as you possibly can, aim for a 100 if possible. <BR> <BR> We Can Do This! Thu, 13 Nov 2008 13:40:39 EST 11/12/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> 100 crunches <BR> 100 Jumping Jacks <BR> 100 Wall Push-ups <BR> <BR> <BR> Break up throughout the day or do it all at once. <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! Wed, 12 Nov 2008 10:54:11 EST 11/11/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> To do one of SP exercise videos, Bootcamp day 1. It is only 10 mins. You can do this additional to what you already do daily. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1083 </link> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 06:58:36 EST New Article <link><BR>915773?GT1=31037 </link> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 17:39:07 EST DRUMROLL PLEASE>>>>>>>>> Okay, just went to the weighin thread from yesterday and counted up the total losses for the week from members reporting yesterday. Can you beleive that as a team we lost a whopping 18 lbs. of ugly fat. That's great ladies!!!! For you that maintained, that's awesome too! Even if you didn't lose, it doesn't matter, we still love you. It takes time, if you've fallen off the wagon, hop back on, if you've been doing everything under the sun same as usual and still no loss, try something different... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:23:46 EST 11/10/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> Okay Team this one is going to be a tough one but that is why is called a challenge, lol! <BR> <BR> I believe you can! <BR> <BR> LET'S BURN 500 CALORIES TODAY!!! <BR> <BR> Let's do something extra today, let's kick it up a notch. Mon, 10 Nov 2008 07:33:17 EST Sunday, November 9, 2008 Weekly Weigh-in Sat, 8 Nov 2008 21:09:52 EST 11/8/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is. <BR> <BR> <BR> To post here suggestions and ideas about things we can do for daily challenges. So we can keep daily challenges exciting, fun and not boring. Sat, 8 Nov 2008 08:27:33 EST 11/07/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is, <BR> <BR> 15-20 mins of strength training. Let's build our muscle and strengthen our bones. <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! Fri, 7 Nov 2008 09:45:12 EST TEAM MARSHA--"End Of Year" Challenge TEAM MARSHA: <BR> <BR> MCHAVEZTEX <BR> MRSBUNNYTURTLE <BR> AJANNIE <BR> SYLWILLIAMS <BR> TESSYOM <BR> KATHY:) <BR> MERT58 <BR> DAISIES03 <BR> BLACKBIRD311 <BR> RTMMPM <BR> REDHATLADY2 <BR> TINIGIRL74 <BR> EYEWANT2LOSE <BR> BELLACUDDLES <BR> NIGHT_BLOSSEM <BR> SONNY8 <BR> EFFINGERSLADY Thu, 6 Nov 2008 13:59:56 EST TEAM YESI-"End Of Year" Challenge TEAM YESI: <BR> <BR> YESI1211 <BR> CINNIEMAY <BR> SPPARKY1 <BR> KNITTINGMWTHIN <BR> GRANDMASCRAPS <BR> SHAUNALOVE <BR> CANDYCANE4049 <BR> LERLEAN <BR> BUBBABELLYBGONE <BR> KITKAT734 <BR> LINROSIE <BR> KYREBECCA73 <BR> MISSIE62 <BR> JASMIN_ALLEY <BR> JADESUE <BR> JENICA1382 <BR> 69YANKEY <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Follow a format like this one or similar to this one below. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Your name--Starting weight today <BR> 11/1= Treadmill, 1.5 mile, 30 mins., 170 cal <BR> <... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 13:59:04 EST Important & Educational Info-Share Or Read It Here Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Let's use this thread to post any important or educational information you may come across that you feel can help us or motivate us and even educate us. Thu, 6 Nov 2008 09:26:45 EST 11/6/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge, <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's give it 100% of our selves today. Let's not make excuses, let's not just barely get by. Let's set standards and stick to them. <BR> <BR> --Don't just drink 50 ounces of water make it at least 64 ounces more if you are exercising. <BR> <BR> --Let's not just do our normal walking, let's actually do some POWER WALKING, get that heart rate up, sweat, make it count. <BR> <BR> --Let's make wiser eating choices, watch portions, cut salt and sugars. Do n... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 07:23:22 EST 11/05/2008 Daily Challenge Today's Challenge is... <BR> <BR> To visit at list 5 O.D.A.A.T team mates pages, check it out and leave them a comment. <BR> <BR> Let's reach to each other in this tough journey. Wed, 5 Nov 2008 07:14:03 EST 11/4/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE. Today's Challenge Is......... <BR> <BR> VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! <BR> <BR> Go out today and make a difference. Let your voice be heard. EXERCISE your right to VOTE! VOTE! Tue, 4 Nov 2008 06:38:51 EST 11/3/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is: <BR> <BR> To be good to our bodies and our selves by eating a healthy diet (fiber, veggies, fruits, .....) No sugars, plenty water. Portion control. <BR> <BR> It's challenging but WE CAN DO IT! Mon, 3 Nov 2008 07:28:17 EST 11/2/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is: <BR> <BR> Drink at least 64 ounces of water today and NO Sugary drinks (sodas, etc....) Sun, 2 Nov 2008 10:41:26 EST 11/1/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge Is: <BR> <BR> To join O.D.A.A.T "END OF YEAR" Challenge. Sat, 1 Nov 2008 19:02:22 EST Sunday, November 2 2008 Weekly Weigh-in Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:59:04 EST NOVEMBER CHAT ROOM Let's chat in here starting Nov 1st. Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:58:11 EST 10/31/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is: <BR> <BR> DO NOT EAT ANY HALLOWEEN CANDY! <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! Fri, 31 Oct 2008 09:58:39 EST EMOTIONS!!! Don't eat them away! Let's use this thread to toss our bad feelings and emotions away. Instead of eating our emotions let's VENT about them here. Get it our of your system. WHATEVER IT IS, let it out. LET IT OUT!!! Let's use our energy in a more constructive way. Instead of eating, exercise, read, sleep, walk............... <BR> <BR> LET IT OUT! LET IT OUT! LET IT OUT! LET IT OUT! Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:27:48 EST "END OF YEAR" TEAM CHALLENGE (NOV-DEC 2008) November is almost here so are the Holidays and a New Year. Let's finish 2008 with a bang. Whether you have been in this journey all year long or just started. Whether you have been successful or fallen many times. Forget yesterday, forget what you have not accomplish yet, forget all the times you have messed up. This challenge is about RIGHT NOW, not yesterday not tomorrow. This challenge is a challenge we can all participate in, one way or the other. It is going to be a WALKING AWAY TH... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:10:45 EST 10/30/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is: <BR> <BR> 15 mins of Strength Training! Your choice. <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:23:48 EST 10/29/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello team <BR> <BR> Today. Let's spend 30 mins walk. Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:28:33 EST 10/28/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> WATCH BIGGEST LOSER TONITE ON NBC 5 AT 7:00 P.M. CT. <BR> <BR> If they can do it so can we and even when you may say "Hey they have 24/7 tools and trainers if you have watched the show ever you will know that alot of the contestants that get eliminated lose more on their own when they returne home. <BR> <BR> Let's watch it and maybe learn something new, trainers always give good tips. Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:23:28 EST 10/27/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge <BR> <BR> Is going to be to do <BR> <BR> 50 crunches <BR> 50 wall push-ups <BR> <BR> 10 mins of strength training. Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:29:03 EST 10/26/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge: <BR> <BR> We are getting ready with a new month and almost the end of the year. <BR> <BR> Let's spend today thinking about that. What have we accomplished? Have we been 100% committed? (be honest) What areas can we improve? Let's think of joining our Upcoming Team Challenge scheduled to kick off Nov 1st. Let's recommitt to ourselves. Let's stop telling ourselves no and making excuses. Let's start moving, slowly better than nothing, faster if you feel up to it. Sun, 26 Oct 2008 12:26:45 EST Spark Points How many spark points do you average daily???? Sat, 25 Oct 2008 14:51:09 EST Sunday, October 26, 2008 Weigh in Sat, 25 Oct 2008 09:07:17 EST 10/25/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge <BR> <BR> It is the weekend, it is Saturday but that does not mean dropping the guard. On the contrary for alot of us that is just a great opportunity to make things happen. Let's step out of our comfort zone. If you do 30 mins exercise regularly let's kick it up a notch and make it 1 hour. Let's eat veggies and fruits and drop the fast food. <BR> <BR> Find something you can do to make today count. Sat, 25 Oct 2008 08:55:25 EST 10/24/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is.......... <BR> <BR> 20 mins of strength training. <BR> <BR> We Can Do This! Fri, 24 Oct 2008 09:41:56 EST 10/23/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE HELLO TEAM! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is: EASY AND FUN <BR> <BR> It is FILL-IN THE BLANK WITH A VERB!!! <BR> <BR> Let's us our imagination. <BR> <BR> Here it goes...... <BR> <BR> ONE __________________ AT A TIME! Thu, 23 Oct 2008 07:36:07 EST Hi Everyone I just wanted to stop by and say hi to everyone. I've been a member for about three weeks and I'm still looking for some teams I fit in well. I'm 46, have about 110lbs to lose and I'm going to do it this time, even if it takes me the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I work full time and love things like good movies, country music, crafting, taking pictures, swimming...the list goes on. But my favorite thing to do is play with my twin grandkids who just turned 21 m... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 21:16:53 EST Help! Hi! Im new to SP. and to this team. I'm really trying to lose weight and so far it's been ok. I'm eating healthier and I'm exercising. My only problem is...Coke. I'm addicted to Coke. It's really bad before I started my diet I use to drink Coke everyday. At least 2 bottles a day (little bottles). Now I can go a few days without drinking any but then I have to have one. Ex: I hadn't had any coke for two days then last night I had the urge and I had one. It's really frustrating and I don't know... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:11:39 EST 10/22/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge: <BR> <BR> <BR> REPETITION MAKES PERFECT!!! LET'S TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME EVERY SINGLE DAY. <BR> It's our bodies we know how far we can go. Let's get out of our comfort zone and let's get ready to amaze ourselves. <BR> <BR> Again let us try to take our journey ONE DAY AT A TIME. <BR> Stay focus on today! Worry about what you can do today and DO IT!!! Eat right! Drink your water, Exercise (but make it count! SWEAT, WORK IT), give up sweets, watch portions.............. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 01:05:27 EST 10/21/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge: <BR> <BR> Again let us try to take our journey ONE DAY AT A TIME. <BR> Stay focus on today! Worry about what you can do today and DO IT!!! Eat right! Drink your water, Exercise (but make it count! SWEAT, WORK IT), give up sweets, watch portions........... <BR> <BR> Just do it! <BR> <BR> Come back here and tell us about your accomplishment for today! <BR> <BR> I KNOW YOU CAN REACH A MILESTONE IN JUST ONE DAY. Remember! It is all about one step at a time, One change at... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 07:37:09 EST 10/20/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge: <BR> <BR> Stay focus on today! Worry about what you can do today and DO IT!!! Eat right! Drink your water, Exercise (but make it count! SWEAT, WORK IT), give up sweets, watch portions........... <BR> <BR> Just do it! Mon, 20 Oct 2008 07:13:50 EST 10/19/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is: <BR> <BR> 100 Crunches <BR> 100 Wall Push-ups <BR> 100 Jumping Jacks <BR> <BR> Do as many as you can, break it out throughout the day. Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:28:35 EST Sunday, October 19, 2008 Weigh in Sat, 18 Oct 2008 09:37:17 EST 10/18/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is: <BR> <BR> Find One thing today to do (ANYTHING) that you usually find hard to do; ex. exercise, drinking your water, no junk food, no sweets, no pop, eating veggies/fruits. etc.... <BR> <BR> Find your most challenging thing in this journey and for today JUST DO IT ANYWAYS. <BR> Tell us what it was Sat, 18 Oct 2008 09:36:41 EST 10/17/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is: <BR> <BR> THINK POSITIVE!!! Let's turn the Can't to CAN and the Won't to WILL. <BR> <BR> Let's tell ourselves we are STRONG, POWERFUL, DETERMINED, WARRIORS who will NOT give up. <BR> <BR> Forget yesterday for it is gone, Forget tomorrow for it is not here, FOCUS ON TODAY! What can we do today? Fri, 17 Oct 2008 07:51:20 EST 10/16/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> 30 mins of exercise! Any kind, Lets burn calories. <BR> <BR> Woohoo! Thu, 16 Oct 2008 10:16:10 EST 10/14/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE HELLO TEAM! <BR> <BR> It is Tuesday and that means, today's challenge is <BR> <BR> BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> TONITE WATCH THE "BIGGEST LOSER" ON NBC5 AT 7 P.M CT. <BR> <BR> AND MAYBE DURING COMMERCIAL BREAKS, THROW IN SOME; CRUNCHES, WALL PUSH-UPS, AND EVEN JUMPING JACKS. <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:36:37 EST Using visuals for motivation Okay, so I don't know about you all, but, I get great help from visual things about my weight loss. Seeing thin pics of me etc. etc. etc. <BR> <BR> So I saw these 2 ideas on another board and thought I would see if you ladies would like to join in on them. Or maybe just the paper clip one. <BR> <BR> This is a visual challenge: <BR> (Use color paper clips for a colorful chain) <BR> <BR> For each pound that you lose add one paper clip and start a chain. Leave it where you will see it on a... Sun, 12 Oct 2008 09:46:07 EST Sunday, October 12, 2008 Weekly Weigh-in Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:44:16 EST 10/09/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is.... <BR> <BR> To do 100 Crunches and 100 Wall Push-ups. <BR> <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS TEAM!!! Thu, 9 Oct 2008 01:20:49 EST 10/07/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is to: <BR> <BR> WATCH BIGGEST LOSER on NBC 5 7 p.m. CT. Record it if you cannot watch it. <BR> <BR> This show is great! So motivational for us and educational as well. Although we do not have their resources we still have our own will. If we really wanted to we can move mountains. <BR> <BR> Let's not lean in our strength but believe that God can get us through. Tue, 7 Oct 2008 12:42:49 EST new to this team I have been sparking for almost two years. The first year was great. This year I have been sliding. I have been back on track for a week and the scales have stayed the same. Oh well. I feel better and I am sure if I stay with it I will see progress. <BR> Becky Tue, 7 Oct 2008 09:47:27 EST 10/05/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is: <BR> <BR> Some of us may have fallen off track or hit a mental plauteau. We may be having a hard time getting back into the hang of things. Let's spend some time today, meditating, analyzing what areas we need to focus on, be more disciplined on. How we are going to get ourselves out of that hole. Whether it is to start by committing to invest at least 30 mins doing exercise, or drinking our minimum water, or giving up soft, sugary drinks all week, or eating 3-5 ser... Sun, 5 Oct 2008 09:54:34 EST Sunday, October 5, 2008 Weekly Weigh in here Sun, 5 Oct 2008 09:49:21 EST OCTOBER CHAT ROOM It's a new month already. The year is almost over but our battle is still ongoing. It may always be but we will overcome. <BR> <BR> How are you guys doing? How do you plan to spend the last 3 months of the year? It's never too late to start doing something. Sun, 5 Oct 2008 09:46:51 EST I feel down Hello, I haven't been on Sparks for about two weeks. I just feel so bad cause I fell of the wagon and gained 5 pounds. It's so hard that I look at my self in the mirror and just cry, I know I can't give up but sometimes I feel like I will never lose weight. That's the reason I haven't posted anything for the Thanksgiving Challenge. Yolanda <em>39</em> Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:20:41 EST Just introducing myself. Hi,My name is Lyndsey and I have been a member of spark people since the end of August. I love this site and it's members everybody is so helpful and nice. Hope to here from y'all soon Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:45:38 EST 9/23/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> TO WATCH THE BIGGEST LOSER SHOW TONITE! ON NBC 7 P.M. CENTRAL TIME 8 P.M. EASTERN TIME. <BR> <BR> BIGGEST LOSER TONITE!!! <BR> <BR> Come back on this thread after watching the show and share your feedback on the show or any thing you may have learned from watching it. <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS TEAM!!! Tue, 23 Sep 2008 07:32:16 EST 9/22/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> To eat 3-5 servings of fruit and veggies. <BR> <BR> We Can Do This! Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:57:46 EST Sunday, September 21, 2008 Weigh in Sat, 20 Sep 2008 23:16:32 EST 9/18/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> Lets go and visit our team mates pages and read blogs. Let's reach out to someone today. Let's leave them comments of encouragement and sisterhood. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:21:52 EST New Article Check out this article - <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ge.aspx?cp-documentid=100215766&GT1=31036 </link> Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:39:35 EST 09/17/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is to eat sensibly, stay within your calories, watch your portions, get your fibers, veggies, fruits, proteins,.... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:33:47 EST 09/16/20087 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple. <BR> <BR> TUNE IN TONITE FOR THE SEASON PREMIER OF "BIGGEST LOSER" AT 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME ON NBC. <BR> <BR> this show helped me last season stay focused, motivated and disciplined. It challenged me to give it my 100% because if those people can do it so can I, so can we. I don't want to lose it as fast as they but I still learn from the show about making healthy choices, building stamina, endurance, not giving up. <BR> <BR> so rememb... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:18:28 EST 9/14/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> 30 mins of Cardio exerise and 10 mins of Strength Training. <BR> <BR> We Can Do This! Sun, 14 Sep 2008 10:42:39 EST Sunday, SEPTEMBER 14 2008 Weigh-in Sun, 14 Sep 2008 10:41:18 EST She said "You are my inspiration." Hello DG family, <BR> <BR> It has been a while since I have been on SP and I have made a lot of significant changes. I am all most at my 30 pound mark and it is an awesome feeling. Over this course of time I have been speaking with my parents about health and fitness because I know that for years my mother had been getting depressed about her weight. Her and I would sit and talk and I would listen while discerning so that i may understand what the real issues were. I knew that my mother had ... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:12:23 EST 9/12/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge Is.... <BR> <BR> 50 Crunches <BR> 50 Wall push-ups <BR> 50 Jumping Jacks <BR> <BR> Woohoo! Break it up if you have to. We Can Do This! Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:45:48 EST 9/11/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge Is..... <BR> <BR> To exercise for at least 30 mins. Any kind of exercise you like. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 08:01:21 EST VOTE FOR ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!! Sparkpeople does a feature on sparkteams every week or 2 weeks and features several sparkteams. Let's get recognized. PLEASE, go to the link and vote for One DAy At A Time. Tell them why you love our team. Get us voted for. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp?imparent=4338433&imboard=3 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> WOO HOO!!! Go TEam. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 07:51:34 EST 9/10/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to read 3 SP articles. Links are below. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=530 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=955 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1070 </link> Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:46:03 EST 9/9/2009 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge <BR> <BR> Let's write a blog about when we reach our goal how would things be different in our lives. <BR> <BR> We Can Do This! Tue, 9 Sep 2008 08:39:57 EST 9/8/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team <BR> <BR> Today's Daily Challenge is for us to choose 3 Daily and/or Weekly goals we want to accomplish this week. Mon, 8 Sep 2008 12:25:40 EST SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2008 Weekly Weigh-in. Mon, 8 Sep 2008 11:29:50 EST Cardiologi t-Wife.Com C'mon, people, tell me what you like, dislike, is so-so, hum-hum about Sun, 7 Sep 2008 17:08:31 EST 9/6/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's challenge is: <BR> <BR> To do house chores and burn those calories; sweep, mop, scrub that stove, kitchen counters, those bathroom tiles, tub, sinks, etc..... <BR> <BR> You can spend lots of time burning calories and sweating. It's like killing 2 birds with one stone, lol. <BR> Sat, 6 Sep 2008 12:33:46 EST 9/5/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to help us get started with week 3 of Thanksgiving Challenge. Find a SP video and do it today, any video of your choice. Come back and share with us which one you did and how long it was and how was it. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 5 Sep 2008 11:22:01 EST 9/4/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is for our education. Below is a link to a news report on The Early Show on CBS regarding Metabolism Myths. Please click on it and check it out, it is only a few minutes long. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>432n </link> <BR> <BR> Also, aside from that please go to our SEPTEMBER CHAT ROOM THREAD and look for a comment I posted a couple of days ago with links to articles regarding water. Please find time to read them, th... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 23:44:25 EST 9/3/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE HELLO TEAM! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to eat 3-5 serving of fruit and veggies. <BR> <BR> We Can Do This! Wed, 3 Sep 2008 10:47:37 EST 9/2/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to drink at least 80oz of water and do your 50 jumping jacks and 50 crunches. <BR> <BR> We Can Do This! Tue, 2 Sep 2008 08:24:14 EST SEPTEMBER CHAT ROOM Hello Team! <BR> <BR> A new month! Woohoo! Let's reanalyze ourselves and see what we can do better this month. Let's join our Thanksgiving challege 13 more weeks left. Whatever the case use this thread to come and check in and say hello and fellowship. Mon, 1 Sep 2008 17:49:12 EST 9/1/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello team! <BR> <BR> A new month is here,time is flying for today's challenge let's all do this. <BR> <BR> ANALYZE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING SO FAR TO REACH OUR GOALS, COULD WE DO SOMETHING BETTER? ARE WE DOING ENOUGH? ARE WE BEING REALISTIC AND HONEST WITH OURSELVES? WHAT AREAS ARE WE STRUGGLING WITH AND HOW CAN WE HELP OURSELVES? <BR> <BR> COME BACK IN THIS THREAD AND SHARE WITH US. Mon, 1 Sep 2008 08:17:53 EST New Article & Question Hello everyone, please stop by my blog for a new article I found yesterday & I have a question - first the question - <BR> <BR> I see on many posts that people's rewards for reaching their ultimate weight loss goal will be clothes shopping - my question is this - we're going to have to go clothes shopping for new clothes as we drop every 5-10 pounds, so what's the purpose of having clothes shopping as a reward? I got to thinking about this question as I have that as my ultimate reward too. Mon, 1 Sep 2008 07:43:48 EST Sunday, August 31, 2008 Weigh in Sun, 31 Aug 2008 16:50:01 EST dieting tips! I saw this on another post...thought I would share.... <BR> <BR> CALORIE BURNING ACTIVITIES <BR> Jumping to conclusions . . . . . . 100 <BR> Swallowing your pride. . . . .... .. .50 <BR> Passing the buck . . . . . . . ... . .150 <BR> Pushing your luck. . . . . . . . . ... 250 <BR> Wading through paperwork .. . .. 300 <BR> Jumping on the bandwagon .. . .. 200 <BR> Balancing the books. . . . . . .. .....25 <BR> Running around in circles. .. . . .. 350 <BR> Climbing the ladder of succe... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 13:02:09 EST 8/31/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> To tell the people you love, YOU LOVE THEM! Embrace them, enjoy them. Do not take love for granted! Tomorrow is not guaranteed! Sun, 31 Aug 2008 02:08:01 EST 8/31/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is <BR> <BR> To tell the people you love, YOU LOVE THEM! Embrace them, enjoy them. Do not take love for granted! Tomorrow is not guaranteed! Sun, 31 Aug 2008 02:04:14 EST WEEK 2 POSTING OF THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE THE FOLLOWING SHOULD BE TRACKED EVERY DAY FOR THE WHOLE 14 WEEKS: <BR> <BR> USE THE NUTRITION TRACKER-7PTS (1PT. DAILY) <BR> STAY IN YOUR CALORIE RANGE-7PTS. (1PT. DAILY) <BR> 8 GLASSES OF WATER DAILY-7PTS. (1PT. DAILY) <BR> CARDIO 7 TIMES PER WEEK-7PTS. MAX(1 PT FOR EACH DAY) <BR> STRENTH 7 TIMES PER WEEK-7PTS. MAX(1 PT EACH DAY) <BR> <BR> ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE TO BE KEPT UP WITH, POST AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR TOTALS. <BR> MAXIMUM POINTS AVAILABLE EACH WEEK WOULD BE ... Sat, 30 Aug 2008 15:27:27 EST any suggestions? hey all, i have a problem that i need some help with. it seems that everytime i baby-sit, at someone else's house, i can't help myself from over-eating! i told myself i will replace the junk food with healthy food but that flew out the door when i got there :( Sat, 30 Aug 2008 00:47:47 EST 08/29/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is to <BR> <BR> EARN AS MANY SPARK POINTS AS YOU CAN! <BR> <BR> We can do this team! Fri, 29 Aug 2008 08:25:29 EST Healthy website Hey there team. I was surfing the net and came across this website-thought I'd let you guys in on it. Check it out when you get a chance. <BR> <link><BR>x </link> Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:04:08 EST 8/27/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Hello Team <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to do Cardio for at least 30 mins. Wed, 27 Aug 2008 09:45:08 EST 8/26/2008 DAILY CHALLENGE Today's Challenge is to do <BR> <BR> at least 15 minutes of Strength Training and drink at least 80 ounces of water. <BR> <BR> Woohoo! We can do this team! Tue, 26 Aug 2008 07:46:03 EST