SparkPeople Challenge + Motivation = Weight Loss Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=20007 This team is great for anyone! We are an active team that has Ongoing throughout the year! Need motivation and encouragement? Enjoy helping others? Come join the fun! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! SparkPeople Challenge + Motivation = Weight Loss Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=20007 Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x56190005 Hey everybody my name is Amanda and I'm new to this team. I joined sparkpeople years ago but never used it until now. I am a 32 yr old mom of three. I recently resigned from my job to stay at home with my two year old. I am not adjusting well. I have worked since I was 15 so this is a huge change for me. I seem to lack the motivation and will power to cook healthy and exercise even though exercising has always been one of my fav things to do. I just feel discouraged and tired all the t... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 22:45:34 EST SUE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x54911238 WANT MY LONG TERM GOAL TO BE ABLE TO DO A CANOPY ZIP LINE! Sun, 15 Sep 2013 15:39:45 EST take time out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x54790848 Take time out and what do you see around you . <em>465</em> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 11:07:50 EST Returning member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x53948839 I have been a member since 2008, but I have not been on for quite a few years. I had lost 80 lbs---the first time I had ever lost so much, I was on a roll, but now I gained most of it back and I feel even worse this time--- I feel like a double failure. I hope that with support and motivation I can get back on track! Anyone know if there is a July challenge? Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:12:13 EST new to team but been on spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x53892235 I have been on spark people since jan. 2013 and just cant stay on track. I will lose a pound or two then gain 2 or 3 back. How do you stay on track? <em>39</em> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:51:15 EST Ready for a change and willing to accept help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x53437907 I am a 28 y/o single mother who is tired of being overweight and unhealthy. I have always been on the plus size, but when I saw that my daughter was starting to take the same path that I went down, I definitely knew it was time for a very important change. I have already began going to the doctor regularly to check on my vitals and blood work every month and have lost 26 pounds since March, but don't feel like I'm touching on everything possible to help me towards a healthier lifestyle for ... Wed, 22 May 2013 12:04:29 EST SIGN UP "A SLIMMER SUMMER" CHALLENGE! MAY 24th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x53299471 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> We are going to have a team based challenge that will begin on Memorial Day weekend! On the Friday before, which is May 24th! Lets make this a slimmer summer! <BR> <BR> Sign up here! If you are interested in being a team captain please say so in your post! Hope to see many here! <BR> <BR> ***SIGN UP LIST**** <BR> INDIANA_SWEETIE: (Marlena) <BR> Sat, 11 May 2013 00:15:38 EST First Challenge..... ...Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x53082178 I start today.........journalling and trying to eat healthy foods. Although I am disgusted with the way I look, I'm not sure I have the motivation to really get going. I'm tired all the time and, although I see myself being more active, I feel too tired to really get moving. How to start? Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:29:28 EST How many ACTIVE members do we have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x52722630 <em>213</em> Everyone! <BR> <BR> Wanted to see how many actual ACTIVE members we have! <BR> <BR> Please post here! <BR> <BR> Lets start by telling a little about ourselves and what we want to accomplish. <BR> <BR> Also what is your goals and challenges you are working on? <BR> <BR> I want to start a new and exciting challenge that all can enjoy and hopefully more will participate in. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to hear from all of you! <BR> <BR> Happy Easter Everyone! Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:48:02 EST Distraction dissatisfaction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x52427357 Hi everyone. I joined this team because I have a very hard time staying focused. Between my job and my challenging home life, I tend to start out strong but then get distracted from my goals. I do not want to keep doing that! I want to be healthier. I want to be stronger. I know I will be better suited to handle the challenges in my life if I lose weight and get healthier. I know that if I take time to exercise every day I will reduce my stress load and be able to be more patient with my disa... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 10:50:43 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x52339532 Hi there I am 29 and from Kansas. I have tried several times to keep using spark and have ended up falling off the wagon several times. I am an emotional eater. I even tell myself before I eat something bad that it's wrong but I do it anyway and then feel really guilty. I love sweets, dairy, and carbs. Probably the three worst things to binge on. It seems like I do worse on weekends. It's like I just cut myself loose and forget my goals. I am just trying to get back to healthy habits. I hope ... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:36:06 EST Help me please before I lose it, please !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x52129629 I am screaming for help, I guess the blogs get read infrequently and was told to scream here within a team or 2 and see what happens, so I am SCREAMING HELP ME <BR> <BR> to understand more I have a few blog posts, explaining why a nervous breakdown is almost imminent for me.. <BR> <BR> what can I do? <BR> <BR> I really want to reach my #1 goal, trust me, and surgery has me sacred to death, and being stuck in a platue for over a month is too much right now also. <BR> <BR> the woooooo is me... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:24:43 EST hey yall! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x51442075 Hi! I'm Christy, a 36 year old stay at home mommy and wife of 3 amazing kids! I was very interested in your description of being a "family". That is totally what I'm looking for. I am really hoping to find a group of people that will love, encourage and give me some tough love to help me achieve my goal of being a healthy, beautiful me. I've tried loosing weight on my own and it just didnt work. I'm so excited and feel like I this is the turning point of my life! I cant wait to get to... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:17:45 EST NEW YEARS 90 DAY BOOT CAMP ("POUND DROP OFF!") http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x51405002 LETS SEE HOW MANY POUNDS WE CAN DROP OFF IN THE 1st 90 DAYS OF THE NEW YEAR! <BR> <BR> WHEN YOU LOOSE ANY OUNCES OR POUNDS, DROP THEM OFF HERE AND ADD THEM TO THE TEAM TOTAL! <BR> <BR> DON'T FORGET THE 1,000,000 LB Challenge too! drop them there too! <BR> <BR> LETS DUMP SOME POUNDS!!!! WOOHOOO! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:21:08 EST NEW YEAR...BUT NOT READY FOR A BOOT CAMP? JUMP IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x51404969 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> For some the NEW YEAR BOOT CAMP may be a little overwhelming! Especially if your just starting out. Don't be afraid of joining the NEW YEAR BOOT CAMP though! IT IS NOT ABOUT SUCCEEDING OR FAILING! As with this team and all of spark its about DOING YOUR BEST! There is no FAILING! Only small set backs! Don't focus on the set backs! Only focus on the accomplishments! NO ACCOMPLISHMENT IS TOO SMALL! <BR> <BR> But if the the BOOT CAMP is more than you want to do but you ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:17:00 EST NEW YEARS GOALS and PROGRESS REPORTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x51404880 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> POST YOUR SHORT AND LONG TERM GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR! <BR> <BR> It helps when you write them down or post them. It makes you more accountable and also lets others know what you want to accomplish. Then others can encourage you and help keep you on track! <BR> <BR> COME BACK OFTEN AND UPDATE and give a PROGRESS REPORT on how your doing! <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR! BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL YEAR! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:09:43 EST NEW YEARS 90 DAY BOOT CAMP (WEIGH IN) TUESDAYS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x51404821 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> TODAY JANUARY 1st 2013 we begin a NEW YEAR! Lets make it a GREAT YEAR! <BR> <BR> POST YOUR STARTING WEIGHT TODAY! <BR> <BR> AND THEN EACH TUESDAY FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS COME BACK AND POST YOUR WEIGH IN'S! <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:04:26 EST NEW YEARS 90 DAY BOOT CAMP ENCOURAGE/ HOORAYS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x51404741 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Proud of what you have accomplished? or Need a little encouragement? Come here and share with us or check on our other team mates! <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> HERES TO A NEW YEAR! A FRESH START! MANY GOOD THINGS TO COME! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:56:59 EST NEW YEARS 90 DAY BOOT CAMP (DAILY CHECK IN) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x51404680 <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Glad you are joining us! <BR> <BR> I know I am ready for a NEW BEGINNING! Last year was not a very productive year for me in a lot of ways! So looking forward to a fresh start and to helping you all the best I can! <BR> <BR> SO LETS GET THIS BOOT CAMP STARTED! <BR> <BR> HERE IS WHERE WE WILL COME EACH DAY! (Or if you can't always do it every single day, lets do our best to make it at least every couple of days!) <BR> <BR> DAILY BOOT CAMP POINTS: <BR> 1.... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:51:36 EST NEW YEARS 90 Day BOOT CAMP! SIGN IN HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x51404272 Happy New Year Everyone! <BR> <BR> As a New Year begins we all make our own special resolutions. Some we keep, some we don't. Some we keep for a while and then forget about later. Here is another NEW YEAR! Another FRESH START! Another NEW BEGINNING! <BR> <BR> This year our team is going to start with a 90 Day BOOT CAMP! Are you committed to working on a better your this year? If so here is your chance to make your 2013 commitment! What are you going to do this year to make you a better y... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:20:09 EST sad. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x51220721 I found out today that I might have to go on cholesterol med. I was on it before but because I was exercising and losing weight I was able to go off it. My recent blood work says it is high. I really enjoyed not having to take medicine. I guess i have to change something. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 15:47:36 EST What your frustration today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x51037238 Just so frustrated ,beautiful day went to put my lovely cosy winter jacket on ,the first from last winter,could not get it zipped,well that's another motivation for me to work on,before this year is out that jacket will be zipped. have a good Saturday <em>381</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 05:33:34 EST in dire need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x50837213 Hi all,in need of motivation,inspiration anything ,lost 14 pound seems like months ago,unable to lose more weight.i think i am feeling plain lazy and in a rut,party season will be upon us and i will still be looking for something to fit ,like the previous years,there i have had a right moan <em>46</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:08:17 EST New to this team but not to Sparkpeople. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x50816585 I have been part of Sparkpeople for four years. I have not been consistent with keeping up with all the challenges and food. However, I am an avid exerciser I enjoy the gym and can easily go consistently. I have struggled these last two weeks. My back and a few other things have happened since I lift weights and spin but I did not want to stop. I just slowed down. Now I have decided to stay on the path that has helped me before. I look forward to meeting everyone. <em>381</em> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:41:43 EST here we go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x50794717 Today I start what seems like my 100th diet, I have tremendous difficulty staying on track for even one day. Then I beat myself up at the end of the day and vow to start again tomorrow. My goal today is to track the food and stay within the calorie limits. I know I need to take this one day at a time. In no other area of my life do I have this problem, but my health is being affected and none of my clothes fit. I have hit an emotional low. How do folks stay motivated, especially when th... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:53:16 EST A buddy, A pal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x50651769 I really would love to have someone or some people to have to count on. Before I just cruised through the weight loss and now I am stuck. I say I am really trying but I know deep down inside I can try harder. I don't know if anyone else has this issue, but since I have been overweight/obese all my life I don't think it is ever possible to be that "skinny girl." If you have had this issue or are battling it right now, what are you doing to help overcome that? I am trying so hard but I think th... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 23:02:08 EST Hi everyone! Excited to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x50620644 Hey everyone! My name is Lena (legogirl), from Uk. Well, couple of weeks ago I turned 27 and I have realised that I actually do not live the life I deserve. For months, I have been telling myself how I would love to change my current job, to lose those extra kg, to take on some interesting hobby/sport or to just start a healthy lifestyle. However, I have always found an excuse...such as I am too tired or tomorrow! But today I am here, because I am tired of my excuses and I am ready to make so... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:58:46 EST HOLIDAY CHALLENGE ENCOURAGEMENT and WOOHOO's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x50580380 HI EVERYONE! NEED SOME EXTRA ENCOURAGEMENT? HAVE SOMETHING EXCITING TO SHARE? A QUESTION? OR JUST WANT TO SAY HI! <BR> <BR> Stop in and see whats going on with your team mates! We all need encouragement, support and understanding! WE ARE ALL HERE ON SIMILAR JOURNEYS! WITH A LOT OF THE SAME GOALS! WE ALL NEED THAT EXTRA PUSH! So PLEASE stop by often! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! HOPE YOU ALL HAV... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:58:23 EST HOLIDAY TO NEW YEAR CHALLENGE! DAILY CHECK IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x50580150 Hi Everyone! As we all know, the Holidays can be a rough time to stay healthy when all them treats, deserts and family meals are here! So lets stick together and challenge ourselves and each other to stay on track from now til the New Year! <BR> <BR> For this challenge it does not matter what day you start! STARTING IS HALF THE BATTLE! So jump in whenever you can between now and Jan 1st! You can post your DAILY REPORT HERE! <BR> <BR> WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE? <BR> <BR> Here you go.....LETS ... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:34:31 EST HOLIDAY TO NEW YEAR CHALLENGE WEIGH IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x50579652 Hi Everyone! Here is where we will post what our starting weight for OCTOBER 28th (SUN) is and our current weight each SUNDAY til JANUARY 1st! <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! LETS NOT LET THE HOLIDAYS GET US OFF TRACK! Sat, 27 Oct 2012 22:47:35 EST Hi everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x50568404 Hi , I'm Jeannie:) I'm 52 long time vegetarian & new total vegan. I have been here for a few years now. I statred at 205 lbs & now hover around 171. The problem is no matter how well I eat I don't seem to lose weight! I don't know what the heck I am doing wrong! I eat totally unprocessed foods. Mainly salads with homemade dressings, hommade soups & fruits. Rice, pasta & bread are very rare! I don't exercise like I should, I do 30 minutes on my elliptical every other day & 40 minutes of yoga o... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 02:53:26 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x50524983 Hello, <BR> I do not have much motivation for exercise. It was not until I hit the later years in life that my weight became a problem. I look forward to gaining motivation tips from others on here. I am one of those who HATES to exercise and could be happy reading all day long. <BR> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:32:41 EST Ready to Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x50345015 Hi my names Ashley and Im 28 from Kansas. I have struggled with my weight all my life. The highest I have been is 230 lbs. With weight watchers about 3 years ago I was able to get down to 179 lbs. Then because of financial reasons I went off and was able to maintain the same weight for a long time. Recently I have began gaining again and have hit a number I never thought I would see again. I will admit I am a food addict and seems like my life revolves around food much of the time. I r... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:18:59 EST I'm back yet again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x50071905 I lost my computer for about 6 months and in that time I went from feeling great and working out to sliding back to being worse then before. Usually I come back on here with excitement and motivation to get healthier and be fit. Not this time. I know I need to work all this out for a life change. So I hope to get some motivation and to also give it when needed. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:57:26 EST I Can Do It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x50006635 With your help I can lose pounds and inches, but need your love and support. My desire is drop very bad eating habits and daily do at least 10 min. exercise!! Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:04:54 EST message board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x49908161 Am I doing something wrong? This message board seems confusing to me. When I read a post and want to give some feed back it seems like it doesn't reflect the post I'm referring too, leaving a post after post of good job and whooo hoos. I wish there were like buttons. I'm gonna try this though because I'm really missing the support element in my diet. <BR> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:48:25 EST SEPT CHALLENGE. TODAY I....(GOALS AND PROGRESS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x49774445 <em>213</em> Everyone! Glad to have you with us! Im Marlena the Founder and Leader of Challenge + Motivation= Weight Loss. This team was started in March of 2008 and since then has become a very special part of my life! And hopefully has or will be yours too! My lifes dreams have always been helping others and in doing that I have made progress of my own but COULD NOT have done it without YOU ALL my WONDERFUL SPARK FRIENDS! MY SPARK FAMILY! I hope you all enjoy the challenge and find some m... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 23:05:26 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE!!! DAILY POINTS POST HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x49774115 Hi Everyone! <em>235</em> to the SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE! We will only have one team thread this time due to amount of people that signed up and no Team Captains. Hopefully next month will be better! But doesnt mean we cant make the most of this month!!! Here is the thread that you will post your DAILY POINTS! I will be watching this thread and the weigh in threads and the others to see how everyone is doing and post totals. And will be giving SPARK GOODIES as rewards! <BR> <BR> IF BY CHANCE ... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:37:54 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE WEIGH IN!! SATURDAYS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x49773933 Hi Everyone! Here is where we will post what our starting weight for Sept 1st (Sat) is and our current weight each sat this month! Sine we are not going to have separate teams this time due to the amount of people signed up and lack of team captains. I will be keeping an eye on this thread and the daily points and be giving spark goodies for those doing good during the challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>9</em> <em>104</em> <em>345</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:28:08 EST SIGN UP FOR THE SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x49639462 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Who wants to jump into the September challenge? SIGN UP HERE and i will add you to the list as you sign up! <BR> <BR> WHAT KIND OF CHALLENGE IS IT? Well that depends on how many people sign up and if we can round up some team captains for the challenge. <BR> <BR> SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MAYBE BEING A TEAM CAPTAIN: please post your interested here when signing up and we will go from there! Lets get some motivation going and see if we can get some AWESOME CHALLE... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:46:43 EST Back Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x49511758 My name is Jackie. I have been on again and off again . I do fine for a while then I fall off the wagon I have no motivation the worst problem I have is no control power specially sweets stuff. So I am here to try and get support from everyone. I know I can do this with support from friends. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 08:36:38 EST AUGUST MINI CHALLENGE!!! JUMP IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x49326033 Hi Everyone! Here is a mini challenge for August. I hope to have a September Challenge with teams! But here is a challenge to get us motivated until September! <BR> <BR> THERES NO SIGN UP LIST FOR AUGUST MINI CHALLENGE. JUST JUMP IN AND START WHEN YOU GET HERE! <BR> <BR> Heres what the challenge is.... <BR> <BR> Come back each day and report your daily results! Or as often as you can! <BR> <BR> DAILY CHALLENGES: <BR> 1. DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY!.... 1pt per day! <BR> 2. TRACK AL... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 23:13:54 EST IM BACK AND READY TO GO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x49325144 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am back and almost ready to go strong once again! I am very sorry to all of you that have been here and that I have neglected the team! This last year has been a really tough year for me! Tomorrow will be the 1 year anniversary of my Grandma "My Lil Angel" death! She had alzheimers and i cared for her for 6 years before she passed! After a long 18 days in the hospital in a coma (including on her birthday) then finally went to be an angel in heaven. <BR> <BR> Then ... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 22:04:08 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x49173495 Pretty much read my spark page and you will see who I am and if you are in Joplin it would be nice to have a close spark buddie, but I need help no matter what. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:02:36 EST losing motivation fast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x49115008 Hey everyone! I have been working out about a month and a half and at the beginning of July went of a 5 day vacation and now can't seem to get my motivation back for working out! anyone have any idea's? any and all will be appreciated! Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:15:06 EST What is your July 2012 Challange? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x48769902 1) I will be doing Official Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge again. i did it earlier in the spring, but i need to do some more strength training and this challange prevents me from using excuses. <BR> <BR> 2) Mine will be mindfull eating. i give in to temptation without even fighting. <BR> 3) No pop everyweek at work. Maybe only do 1 day if we are having a potlock. other wise i will be doing lots of water and maybe just bring an 8-10oz lemonade or juice instead. <BR> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 01:57:35 EST A testimony http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x48753245 I hope this will help to keep others motivated. I was getting very discouraged because I was weighing myself and not seeing the pounds come off. Others advised not to weigh yourself to often because you don't always see it in the numbers it is often how you are feeling so I stopped weighing so often. Had to go to see the Dr. today (have a horrible infection and not feeling well for a few days now). They had me get on the scale and came to find out that in the past few months I have lost ab... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:40:39 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x48395592 Hey! My name is Hannah, and I'm trying to seriously workout, eat healthy, and lose weight over the course of the summer! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 00:07:06 EST New to this site here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x48117130 Just started a few weeks ago. So far things are going pretty good for me..Had a few ups and downs along the way as well. Wondering though how often do people weigh themselves? I seem to get very discouraged when I hop on the scale and don't see a change in the numbers. I start to tell myself that this will never work for me. Any advice. Thu, 17 May 2012 20:19:54 EST Hello...my first day on CMW Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x48076578 Hello all. Ive been a spark member for approximately 4 years now but I never been steady. I will start out the year fine but after a few weeks, stop signing on, tracking etc. Then stop altogether unitl the next new years. Im sure Im not alone on that. Ive also been dieting, would lose a few pounds then stop and gain back the pounds. this merry go round is making me dizzy. I have promised myself this is the last season for being overweight. I am determined to lose the excess pounds and becom... Tue, 15 May 2012 10:21:52 EST I'm not new, but I am back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x47957732 I dropped out after some life things and now I am back and at my heaviest ever. I hope to find the continued motivation I had before to begin my journey again. Mon, 7 May 2012 15:11:41 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x47957647 Hi! My name is Meleta. I am 41. Several years ago I lost 40lbs and have been successful at keeping it off. Unfortunately I still need to lose about 30lbs to get to my goal. I am pretty active, walking most everyday ~2mi, and up to 5mi some days. I started jogging last year and have to date completed seven 5k runs. BUT unfortunately I REALLY like to eat! I have found over the years that I need challenges and support to keep my goals in focus. I have joined this team looking for just that. I... Mon, 7 May 2012 15:04:49 EST introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x47953782 hello i'm new here and just checking out. <em>224</em> Mon, 7 May 2012 11:17:28 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x47918147 Hi everyone:) Fri, 4 May 2012 22:01:41 EST Two Questions: Sodium and Snacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x47890383 I've been on a great streak and intend to keep it up until I get into my rythem-so it's no longer a streak but a good habit :) <BR> <BR> However, last night I felt a bit weak. Fortunately I stayed within my ranges eatting but ended up pondering two things. <BR> <BR> One: Sodium. I fell for some Chili Cheese Fritos, with all the sodium that comes with it, and this morning I'm feeling it! What is the maximum sodium your should consume in a day? What is the best way to zap it if you have overc... Thu, 3 May 2012 08:21:54 EST MAY CHALLENGE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x47812493 Hi Everyone! I am going to post a May Challenge for us to do! But I also think a great ideal would be to join the Spark Official Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge as well which begins tomorrow! April 29th and ends on May 26th! When we begin our May Challenge I will incorporate points from that into our daily points! <BR> <BR> Which it includes.... <BR> <BR> 10 min toning video a day! <BR> 5 cardio sessions per week at least 10 mins but Aim for 10! <BR> Track your workouts! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:51:59 EST sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x47698728 today i felt real bad after having too much sugar in the last day.i had a headache and was sick to my stomach and shaking . <em>2</em> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:08:05 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x47658266 I am a bit shy and nervous about joining this team. I do hope that I get the motivation I need in which to help me loose weight and also make a few good buddies along the way. Also, there are is a lot of stuff going on, on this team and do not know where to start, have you got any suggestions? Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:50:44 EST emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x47640657 <em>106</em> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:25:17 EST weightloss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x47500275 <em>246</em> I still can not get motivated but I have decided to back to my weight loss support group. Mon, 9 Apr 2012 15:58:53 EST APRIL CHALLENGE (BUTTERFLIES!! Weigh IN SUNDAYS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x47362521 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please post your SW (starting weight here tomorrow and your CW (current weight here) each Sunday this month! <BR> <BR> Good Luck everyone! <BR> Lets make April an Awesome month! Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:30:46 EST APRIL CHALLENGE (BUTTERFLIES!!! Your time to FLY!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x47362394 Okay, So...I promised you a "Team" based challenge for April. Unfortunately I cannot do that. I don't have the team leaders that I need for the challenge and I cant handle it all by myself. <BR> <BR> The good news is....I am doing the best I can and I am setting you up a challenge and going to try to get more people motivated, (INCLUDIND MYSELF). <BR> <BR> So here is what the APRIL CHALLENGE IS GOING TO BE: <BR> <BR> ******WE WILL POST OUR SW (starting weight) and CW (current weight) on... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:21:55 EST Sign me up for the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x47339267 Sign me up for the challenge Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:12:48 EST Favorite Workout DVD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x47114399 What is your favorite Workout DVD? Why is it your favorite? <em>104</em> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:43:12 EST New member in need of some MAJOR motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x47074151 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Jackie, I am 28 years old and live in New York. I am also about 60 pounds heavier than I should be. I have started programs more times than I can count, and also stop. Whether it be working out, or eating better, I start then STOP! I need to do this for myself but I find it so very hard. Any words of wisdom? Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:53:54 EST Hello from Germany! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x47015002 Hi! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Christine and I'm a 26 year old girl from Germany (just turned 26 last week). <BR> <BR> I've been on quite a journey over the last years. I'm changing a lot of things in my life and one of them is getting healthier and losing weight. I started with SP last year, but fall off the wagon a couple months later. I'm back on track now and it's a rollercoaster ride, but I really want to hold on. <BR> Looking forward to meeting all of you! <em>30</em> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 05:44:04 EST Hello everyone, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x46989969 Looks like a great group. Looking forward to sharing and support with you all. :) Fri, 9 Mar 2012 12:50:59 EST stresses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x46984646 Not all stresses are horrible. I have a new stress and it is my daughter and 5yr old granddaughter moved back in with me and my husband. I am loving that they are around but it takes time from me. My granddaughter expects me to play with her from the minute I get home to the minute she goes to bed. So i try to make extra time for myself but it is hard. Fri, 9 Mar 2012 07:35:23 EST Have a question? Need help? Need Advice? Stop by! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x46906092 If you have a question about challenges, threads or help getting started with spark. Stop by and leave a comment and me or one of the other team members will be happy to help you! <BR> <BR> Need advice? Post here and get some feedback! Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:36:55 EST WHAT KIND OF CHALLENGES DO YOU LIKE?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x46905908 What kind of challenges would you like for us to do? <BR> <BR> Any great ideals for fun threads to have for our team? <BR> <BR> What do you dislike about challenges? <BR> <BR> What area do you have the most trouble with? Cal range? Food Tracking? Exercise? Motivation? What do you think would help you the most? <BR> <BR> I like getting new ideals! All ideals will be considered in using in our future challenges or a part of the team! <BR> <BR> Thanks for your input! <BR> <BR> Marlena Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:28:32 EST WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THIS YEAR?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x46905828 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> What are your goals for this year? <BR> What have you accomplished so far? <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know how its going for you! <BR> <BR> One of the most important things we do in this journey is to <BR> <BR> SET GOALS!!! <em>248</em> PUT THEM IN WRITING WHERE YOU CAN SEE THEM! <BR> <BR> SHARE YOUR GOALS WITH OTHERS!!! <em>192</em> <em>9</em> <em>324</em> <BR> <BR> ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER!!! <em>104</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:24:36 EST SIGN UP FOR THE APRIL CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x46905470 Hi Everyone! Here is where you can sign up for the April Challenge we will be having! <BR> <BR> Until then we are having a Jump into spring challenge from now til March 31st (Which YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR THE JUMP INTO SPRING CHALLENGE) Just go to the Jump Into Spring Challenge thread and jump in with your Streaks! Does not matter what date you start! <BR> <BR> The APRIL CHALLENGE YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR WILL BEGIN ON APRIL 1st! <BR> <BR> *******************SIGN UP LIST FOR APRIL ... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:08:57 EST 4 WEEK JUMPING INTO SPRING CHALLENGE STREAKS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x46904971 Hi Everyone! For the next 4 weeks starting today March 4th til March 31st. <BR> <BR> We are tracking streaks! I will give you the first 5 for you to track and then you can pick as many as you want to track of your own goals! <BR> <BR> THE STREAKS I PICKED FOR YOU ALL ARE...... <BR> <BR> 1. DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY! <BR> 2. TRACK ALL OF YOUR FOOD! <BR> 3. THREE STRENGTH EXERCISES A DAY! (You can switch up which area you are working) <BR> 4. THIRTY MINUTES OF CARDIO <BR> 5. CLEAN FOR... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 20:44:04 EST 4 WEEK JUMPING INTO SPRING CHALLENGE WEIGH IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x46904860 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please post....Today then each SUNDAY OR MONDAY for the next 4 weeks! <BR> <BR> SW: (Starting Weight) <BR> CW: (Current Weight) each week Sun, 4 Mar 2012 20:39:27 EST 4 WEEK JUMPING INTO SPRING CHALLENGE! INFO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x46904395 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> 4 WEEK JUMPING INTO SPRING CHALLENGE BEGINS TODAY MARCH 4th and ENDS on MARCH 31st! <BR> <BR> This is going to be a small challenge that we are going to do while we get prepared for one of our BACK ON TRACK team challenges. For this one you DO NOT need to sign up, just jump in on the thread and have fun! <BR> <BR> I am posting a sign up thread for our challenge that will be starting on APRIL 1st! For that challenge we will have teams. <BR> <BR> I am also posting... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 20:13:45 EST A little more help please (: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x46688729 I really need some help with motivation for me losing weight. I mean I have a goal but when I’m working out I get discourage with the rate with working out because I feel like I’m doing things wrong or that things are not working. I mean I really want to lose this weight but if someone could like email me or something like checking up on me which would be nice that would be cool. I would also do the same for you too. It doesn’t have to be a daily thing but a weekly thing would be nice or a bi... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 02:35:55 EST New & looking for sweet attack defense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x46659481 Hi I am new to the group. I am looking for tips for fending off the urge to eat everything sweet in my house - at night. Dyring the day U am pretty "good" and I eat my vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains, etc. But at night after all my chores are done, I have an overwhelming desire to feast. How do I stay away from my family's treats? <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> Kathy Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:46:34 EST SPARK PEOPLE COOKBOOK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x46549974 Do we get 500 points if we buy the cookbook at Barnes and Noble? I got a gift card to use. <em>469</em> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:27:24 EST Just joining :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x46250948 Hello everyone, my name is Missie and i'm just starting out on SP. I joined this team to stay motivated!! At the end of 2011,i decided that 2012 was going to be the year where i was going to find the healthier, stronger me. I have quit smoking as of January 10th (3 weeks yesterday) and have already began feeling the benefits of it. Today is day 3 on Spark and i must say i'm absolutely in love with this site. I love all the tools to help me stay on track, from my calories to how much fitness i... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:38:57 EST GIRL SCOUT COOKIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x46199852 I know cookies aren't on your food plan, BUT January is cookie month for the Girl Scouts. <BR> Here's the link where you can find out the nutritional values for the ones you enjoy the most. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/21/gi<BR>rl-scout-cookies_n_1220012.html </link> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:24:55 EST New Member:Ready to get healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x46113929 I just heard about Sparkpeople and I just joined and I am ready for 2012 so that I can get healthy for my son. I am 24 year old single mother and dealing with alot of stress, 10 months ago I lost my husband in a car accident and I was left raising my 4 month old son by myself except for with the help of my family members. I was very healthy before I had my son and very healthy after I had him I decided to lose my weight on my own so I lost from a size 18 to a size 14 and I felt wonderful but ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:50:44 EST Hello Newbie from Ohio! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x45925673 Hello everyone, my name is Robin! I'm a newbie to your team. Your team caught my eye because of your goals! The team goals really help me to keep up with my goals! Look forward to talking to you all! Mon, 9 Jan 2012 13:26:27 EST BUTTERFLY STREAKS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x45898753 Are you trying to get some streaks going for the year? <BR> <BR> 8 glasses of water everyday! <BR> <BR> Walk a mile a day? <BR> <BR> Pick something and come back and let us know how many days you can do your goal! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 11:21:12 EST BUTTERFLIES GATHERING!!! HOW ARE YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x45898688 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Come on in! Tell us what your goals for this 8 weeks are! How your last year went! What you have accomplished so far! How your day is going! <BR> <BR> Just come on in and chat! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 11:17:59 EST ALL BUTTERFLIES COME IN AND POST HERE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x45898445 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> This time due to not having enough Team Captains, we are all going to post on the same thread! Here is where you will post your Daily Points! <BR> <BR> PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post your Butterfly Color on your posts so that I will know what team you are on when tallying team points and lbs lost by each team! I know we are starting late but please post your 1st weeks totals here too! <BR> <BR> Thank you and BEST WISHES!!! <BR> <BR> BELOW IS THE TEAM LISTS! <BR> <BR... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 11:05:13 EST Not Dead Yet from Diabetes and Heart Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x45859424 But doing well after a rough year. Dr.'s improved me with Rx and a pacemaker or sorts. <BR> I'm 70#s overweight.... just turned 60 and now ready to face the truth. <BR> Since I'm on Injectable insulin, my Dr says it will be very hard to loose weight... which is very true. <BR> I got a bike for Christmas and live in a riding friendly neighborhood. So excited about that... but if feels like starting over. <BR> I eat a healthy diet... but not good enough to loose the weight. One of the problems ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 11:07:19 EST Hi everyone! Ready for a great 2012? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x45798141 I am! Who wants to make THIS the year?? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:30:05 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x45768732 Hi! My name is Kim. Happily married, mother of 2 grown children one of whom lives at home and the other who is out on his own. My son is also going to be making me a 1st time Grandma at the end of March. Soooo....I have extra incentive to get healthy. I need all the support and motivation I can get - and I will do the same for you! <BR> <BR> Please to meet everyone! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:25:58 EST (HAPPY) NEW YEARS 8 WEEK CHALLENGE WEIGH IN! (SUN) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x45747898 Hi Everyone! Here is where we will come to post our SW (starting weight) today and CW (current weight) on each SUNDAY for the next 8 weeks! <BR> <BR> ALSO PLEASE POST YOUR WEIGHT LOSSES ON YOUR TEAM SO YOUR TEAM CAPTAIN CAN TRACK THE TEAMS TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE WEEK! <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone! <BR> <BR> Marlena Sun, 1 Jan 2012 13:51:33 EST (HAPPY) NEW YEARS 8 WEEK CHALLENGE INFORMATION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x45747749 <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE!!! TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY! THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry that I did not get this posted yesterday! Had a longer day/ night than I expected. I am going to post the actual challenge now but if I don't get to the teams part then go ahead and track your points for today and then when you are assigned a team you can post them there! <BR> <BR> <BR> NEW YEARS 8 WEEK... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 13:44:07 EST resolution 2012, joining this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x45655455 Hi every one! I am joining this group to get more support as I have little to no will power to get in shape! I need to loss 20-30 Ib and lower my BMI and cholesterol! and I am only 36!! such a shame! I hope this group and you guys will help me do this in next 6 month. Mon, 26 Dec 2011 15:39:25 EST SIGN UP FOR THE 2012 NEW YEAR CHALLENGE HERE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x45592025 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> First of all I want to say! Im sorry for being MIA! I had to take a much needed break after losing my Grandma. These last few months, especially last month and this month, with not having her for the holidays has been real tough. Also losing a job a little over a month later because the lady that I had been taking care of for a while passed away too. A lot to handle in a couple of months time. <BR> <BR> On the up side, I am working again. Not in healthcare for now, ... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:08:28 EST Joining for motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x45376194 Hi everyone! My name is Matthew and I have just begun to work on losing weight, but I very easily lose motivation which is why I'm here. Its nice to have others to help motivate you when you have none, or just meet new people to keep one on track with weight loss goals. I look forward to meeting new people and being part of the team :) Mon, 5 Dec 2011 01:03:40 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x45285580 Hi everyone,I am new to the team and I have come to the point in my life that its really time to get down to business. I'm a 2nd year nursing student, and a proud sister of Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority. Though I am active during the day my health is still not doing well. I have times where my motivation lacks and I seem to fall through the problem cracks. So in turn I'm searching for support as well as willing to help anyone that needs some motivation. Good luck all and have a... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:45:31 EST Check out this blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x45052191 There is a blog written by SWDESERTLOVER and is named "Best Friends" and is so touching! You will need a kleenex handy when reading this blog. It should get blog of the year award! Sat, 12 Nov 2011 23:55:32 EST Hello-I'm joining you team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x44943240 Hi everyone. I can't even believe I am at this place in my life. Two years ago I was so motivated to get healthy. I lost 60 LBS.!! I felt so good, had so much energy. To make a long story short-At this point , I have gained back 28 LBS. I need to find that spark I had. Every week I tell myself-this is the week I start again. All I can seem to do is gain weight. I am so out of control. Well, once again I say, this is my new start. I have been doing good with exercise. Getting to the gym 4 day... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 07:46:42 EST struggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x44823555 Hello everyone. I am a 30 year old woman and I have been trying to lose weight for a few years now and haven't had much success. I start really good then fall off. So I am looking for some support from others since I don't have a ton at home. I also have one child so time manangement is something I am working to figure out. Sat, 29 Oct 2011 17:22:49 EST not new to spark but finally ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x44773963 Hey everyone! I have been on spark since 2009 and have started and stopped countless times, but this time is the time! I can feel it!! I am so excited and anxious to accomplish my goals! What I think finally made me decide that this time is the time is the book. I bought the book The Spark for my kindle and started reading it. I couldn't believe how inspiring the book was. It made me open my eyes and realize that I have spent so much time worrying about what others might be thinking or saying... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:58:49 EST 10 WEEK HOLIDAY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN! (SUNDAYS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x44715501 Hi Everyone! Please post your SW here tomorrow (SUNDAY) and each SUNDAY for the next 10 weeks! <BR> <BR> ALSO THIS TIME! ANY OTHER MEASUREMENTS OF SUCCESS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE! BECAUSE REMEMBER THAT JUST BECAUSE THE SCALE IS NOT MOVING DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE NOT MAKING PROGRESS! THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO TELL!!!! <BR> <BR> ***INCHES LOST! <BR> ***CLOTHING SIZES! <BR> ***HOW YOU FEEL! <BR> ***WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW THAT YOU COULDNT AT FIRST! <BR> ***YOUR HEALTH IMPROVING! <BR> <BR> Ther... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:21:46 EST 10 WEEK HOLIDAY STREAK CHALLENGE!!! POST HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x44715190 Hi Everyone! I have decided that since the Holidays are coming up that I am going to go ahead and get a new challenge started that will begin on SUNDAY (TOMORROW) October 23rd and will end on December 31st. ALSO EVEN IF YOUR JOINING US LATE THAT IS OK! JUST JUMP IN WHEN YOU GET HERE AND GET SOME STREAKS STARTED! <BR> <BR> Since the Holidays tend to be hard for most of us and some will be away here and there. I thought maybe a change may be good. <BR> <BR> Oh and also we will go ahead and fi... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:00:36 EST SIGN UP FOR THE 10 WEEK HOLIDAY STREAK CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x44688689 Hi Everyone! I have decided that since the Holidays are coming up that I am going to go ahead and get a new challenge started that will begin on Sunday (this coming Sunday) October 23rd and will end on December 31st. <BR> <BR> Since the Holidays tend to be hard for most of us and some will be away here and there. I thought maybe a change may be good. <BR> <BR> Oh and always we will go ahead and finish out the October challenge as well. <BR> <BR> For the 10 Week Holiday Challenge..... <B... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:06:54 EST YELLOW BUTTERFLIES! (OCTOBER CHALLENGE) GO TEAM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x44378717 Hi Everyone! Im working on it! Sorry it is late! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:27:38 EST ORANGE BUTTERFLIES! (OCTOBER CHALLENGE) GO TEAM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x44378697 Working on it! Sorry its late! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:25:21 EST RED BUTTERFLIES!!! (OCTOBER) GO TEAM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x44378667 Working on getting it all together! Sorry for it being late! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:22:46 EST OCTOBER ONGOING CHALLENGE!!!! EXTRA POINTS HERE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x44378592 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> How to do the Ongoing Challenge: <BR> <BR> Example: The challenge is: <BR> <BR> POST ON YOUR NEW TEAM.....GO <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR POST SHOULD LOOK LIKE: <BR> <BR> Post on new team: DONE! <BR> <BR> 1 pt (Your color Butterfly) <BR> <BR> Next: The one you want to have the next person do! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You can not do the one that YOU posted! <BR> 2. Only ONE person can do a post! If a second person does it they will not get any points ... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:17:35 EST OCTOBER CHALLENGE WEIGH INS (SATURDAYS!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x44378555 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Here is where you post your SW (starting weight) and you CW (current weight) each Saturday for this month! <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!! LETS LOSE SOME LBS, INCHES, SIZES, ETC! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:14:21 EST OCTOBER CHALLENGE INFORMATION HERE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x44378472 <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE!!! TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY! THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> OCTOBER CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Saturday October 1st! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the OCTOBER CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on October 1st . Then our weigh in day will be each SATURDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread each week. <BR> <BR> <BR> **YOU WILL HAVE DAILY P... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:06:23 EST where is october challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x44371113 hi i sign up for this challenge but where i post my points. i dont recieve any mail about my team. how i can get extra points. plz help Sat, 1 Oct 2011 15:24:48 EST Hows it hanging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x44343408 I'm danelle..living in central new york...26 (ugh)..married...son (4) I think i'm finally at a place where I can finally push myself to lose weight..i figure if im not able to get preg. Again (having some trouble with that task) I can atleast really push and lose this extra weight Thu, 29 Sep 2011 21:28:43 EST LOOKING FOR A COUPLE NEW BUTTERFLY TEAM CAPTAINS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x44240888 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT REPLY HERE! SEND ME AN SPARK MAIL! <BR> <BR> Our Butterfly teams are growing and the teams have gotten so big that theres not enough time for enough one on one with the team captains and member of the team. <BR> <BR> Also sadly, our dear friend Bernadette is not going to be a team captain for a few months so that she can take a break. <BR> <BR> So if you feel that you can take on a Butterfly team and can meet the below requirements then please send me... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 20:44:46 EST SIGN UP FOR THE OCTOBER CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x44240764 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> SIGN UP LIST FOR THE OCTOBER CHALLENGE!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> INDIANA_SWEETIE: (Marlena) TEAM CAPTAIN <BR> MALEXANDER4: (Michelle) <BR> MICHELES65: (Michele) <BR> MILLYMOLLY99 <BR> MOM195 <BR> ONICAM: (Monica) <BR> SARAHSALAH: (Sarah) <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: (Estelle) <BR> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 20:33:02 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x44238812 Hi everyone, I'm new here. This is actually my second time trying to do SparkPeople, but I think this time I will be successful, so I'm excited! I am 24 and I am trying to lose 116 pounds. I am doing this for my health and happiness, so it's totally worth it! Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:25:45 EST im feeling hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x44206634 im on my forth day today i started on monday and things are going fine. <BR> im sticking to my calorie goals and walk or bike every seccond day. <BR> is it normal to feel so hungry, i also feel that when i get out for exercise my legs amd muscles are empty of energy Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:17:53 EST I Need Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x44192183 I have recently lost 26 lbs. on WW but have been at a plateau for almost 3 mo.! I keep track of every bite of food, drink plenty of water, have started exercising but nothing has happened. Does anyone have any ideas, tips, new food plan or anything that might help? I appreciate the help. Thanks! Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:57:21 EST restarting my journey and needing motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x44150352 Hi! I'm Brit, and I'm 24 years old. I am restarting my SparkPeople journey. I had success before, but I lost motivation and gave up. I know my biggest challenge is motivation, so I would love to meet some buddies in this group that will encourage me (and that I will encourage back!). The support I received in the past was great, and I know how helpful it can be. I'd love to meet anyone. :) Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:38:27 EST September Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x44148601 we have 15840 team members, 8 glasses of water a day = 126,720! <BR> <BR> There are 30 days in September: 126720 x 30 = 3,801,600. <BR> <BR> Our Goal is 1000,000 - and we are at 7283 WHAT? <BR> <BR> We have 12 days left in September: So 12 x 126720 = 1,520,640 WE CAN STILL MAKE THIS GOAL! <BR> <BR> Come on Butterflies! Sun, 18 Sep 2011 16:21:18 EST Question of the day 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x44094980 As I was taking my morning walk yesterday I was running questions of the day through my mind. The one I will use this morning is what is your favorite season and why??? <BR> <BR> I think it is time to get to know one another. So for a bit I may ask questions about you. I promise nothing to personal lol. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 07:11:32 EST Hello everyone!!:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x44051685 I am happy to be here and I hope to meet a lot of nice people! <em>213</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:09:56 EST new to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x44009462 I have been on spark for awhile but have not been part of an active group in a long time. need someone to checkin with, and to challene me. Despite good workouts, im having a hard time loosing but am trying to keep it going to possibly get over the hump! Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:42:24 EST Hi, I'm new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x43917556 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Katie and I am new to Sparkpeople. I think it's important to have a support system when trying to tackle a challenging task like losing weight, so that's why I decided to sign up. Any support or encouragement you can provide would be very welcome, and I'd love to be your weight loss buddy (if you need one)! <BR> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 14:59:24 EST Hi everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x43887678 Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I teach 7-8 Reading/LA and Freshman English in a tiny rural town in central Illinois. The goal this summer was to focus on my weight loss and get a much healthier lifestyle. Well, the only thing I succeeded at this summer was gaining even more weight... I joined Spark earlier this year but never really made a go of it...seeing a trend here?? Getting my room ready for the new school year only reminded me how ridiculously overweight I am and how uncomfortab... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 17:56:47 EST Learning during the Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43875785 I'm really enjoying participating in the September challenge. It's my first one since I'm pretty much a newbie to the team. I'm finding through the extra points section, that I'm learning a lot of new exercises. I am frequently having to look up exercises because I'm unfamiliar with the name or have just never done them before. I'm also looking up a variety of exercises to post for others to do to add some spice to the extra points portion of the challenge. <BR> <BR> Anyone else experiencin... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 21:01:26 EST Using Resources I didn't know I had! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43868764 I am so excited about this. My college has a library system that allows me to check out books from any other school in the state. I've used it a few times to find books for research projects and some for fun. Last night I was in the book store and I picked up a Jillian Michaels's book and started reading it. It seemed pretty cool but it was like 26 bucks so I decided to pass. Today I browsed the online library looking for Jillian Michaels's books. Guess what!?! I found it! But that isn't all,... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 12:01:00 EST SEPTEMBER ONGOING CHALLENGE!! EXTRA PTS HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x43800556 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please dont post on this thread until September 1st. Thank you! <BR> <BR> How to do the Ongoing Challenge: <BR> <BR> Example: The challenge is: <BR> <BR> POST ON YOUR NEW TEAM.....GO <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR POST SHOULD LOOK LIKE: <BR> <BR> Post on new team: DONE! <BR> <BR> 1 pt (Your color Butterfly) <BR> <BR> Next: The one you want to have the next person do! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You can not do the one that YOU posted! <BR> 2. Only ONE per... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:55:01 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE WEIGH-INS (THURSDAYS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x43800492 Hi Butterflies! Here is where you post your SW (starting weight) on Sept 1st and then your CW (current weight) each THURSDAY this month. Please also post on your team with your total pts each week so we can total team lbs lost too. Thank you! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:51:36 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE INFORMATION HERE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x43800281 <em>303</em> <em>227</em> TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY PLEASE <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Thursday September 1st! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on September 1st . Then our weigh in day will be each THURSDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread each week. <BR> <BR> <BR> **YOU WILL HAVE DAILY POINTS that you will track on your teams thread. You will need to get a notebook... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:39:13 EST DIAMOND BUTTERFLIES (SEPT) GO TEAM!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x43799930 <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Diamond Butterflies! MISTYRIVER64 (Bernadette) will be your team captain. Best of luck to all! Lets get some motivation flowing in September! WOOHOO! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:19:36 EST SAPPHIRE BUTTERFLIES (SEPT) GO TEAM!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x43799892 <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Sapphire Butterflies! GRAMMAFROMMT (Gramma Debbie) will be your team captain. Best of luck to all! Lets get some motivation flowing in September! WOOHOO! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:18:08 EST RUBY BUTTERFLIES (SEPT) GO TEAM!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x43799807 <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Ruby Butterflies to the September challenge! Here is where you will post your daily points! I, INDIANA_SWEETIE (Marlena) am your team leader! For the record I will be more active and here for you all this month. As some of you may know my Grandma was in the hospital in July and August and passed in August, so Ive had a lot going on. But now Im back and ready to get some motivation flowing! LETS GO TEAM!!! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:14:10 EST new blood, new lease on life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43786008 happy monday to everyone!!! <BR> well ive been quiet long enough and now im back to make some noise..lol. i had my blood transfusion on wednesday, three units, thats 5 units in three months, and i got my first lupron shot. so hopefully all this wonderful new blood will stay in me and my iron levels will pick up and i can get back to the land of the living. my doctor shared with me that if i hadnt have gotten the transfusion and got some fresh blood into me, i probably would have only lasted ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 01:28:00 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43672594 Count me in please:) Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:28:34 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43663104 Sign me up <em>30</em> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 00:25:27 EST SIGN UP HERE for the SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43614228 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> The weather is going to start cooling down and holidays are right around the corner! So lets jump in on the September challenge to get our Fall/ Winter started right! <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT COPY AND PAST! I WILL ADD YOU AS YOU SIGN UP! THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> ******SIGN UP LIST FOR THE SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE****** <BR> <BR> GRAMMAFROMMT: (Gramma Debbie) TEAM CAPTAIN <BR> INDIANA_SWEETIE: (Marlena) TEAM CAPTAIN <BR> MISTYRIVER64: (Bernadette) TEAM CAPTAIN <BR> <BR> <B... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 22:08:14 EST Happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x43608059 Hello I am joining your group. Thank you, Juliette Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:04:15 EST carbs and protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43603551 theres always a debate on whether to give up or cut back on carbs and eat more proteins, i found this article and just thought id share it on our quest to educate ourselves to fuel our bodies for optimal performance!!!! <BR> <BR> There are lots of low-carb diets floating around out there, but Georgetown University studies suggest that for women prone to monthly bouts of the blues, these protein-heavy plans can make their emotional turmoil even worse. The problem, say the study authors: Whole... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:17:24 EST im back..down but not out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43600135 hello my sparkers! <BR> well im back. it was hard to just keep going everyday and i really missed everyone and not having the energy to come on here and post . i have a docs appt next wednesday and start my lupron injections and i pray this is the very last time i ever have to endure being a prisoner to my body and my home due to my periods. ive been grieving the loss of my health for a while now and i would go between grief and anger and resentment and pity. i have always been active and lo... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 06:28:42 EST Why Are Weekends Different http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43545947 Okay, so I've never been able to figure this one out......why are weekends so different compared to week days when it comes to being hungry????? I always find myself so much hungrier on weekends and I go over my calorie allotment no matter if I eat healthy or not. I use to really stress about it and starve myself, but I don't do that anymore. If I'm hungry, I eat. But it still bothers me as to why?????? <BR> <BR> Anyone else have this problem? Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:13:39 EST Emotional Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43538668 I've always had a head decision and pepped myself up..today has been emotional for me and somewhere in my emotions I now have a heart decision...Beautiful day here..very sleepy and hoping for some rain...getting out in the morning for my first day of walking...yes I'm excited. Have a Blessed night everyone! Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:33:47 EST water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x43456076 my first goal is to stop soda and drink more water...I am down 1 week..with a good start :) <em>194</em> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 18:45:28 EST Dripping with energy (and sweat) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x43432996 Hi! I am Chynna and <em>252</em> ! Ended up in Physical Therapy for an upper right arm injury which was never really defined but did heal thru therapy. Got hooked on exercise! I was part of the can't do it because...club! The biggy was, I can't do it because of my knees hurting. Well, the PT I was seeing let me start using the treadmill at a gradual pace and by golly I COULD do it! Joined a gym and am working out regularly. Look forward to meeting some supportive friends! Am also looking for... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 13:22:54 EST Hi From Ottawa Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x43417399 Hi everyone: I started looked at this team and I really liked what I saw. I joined another weight loss group in June 2010 and reached goal in November 2010. However, they sold the site to a group that I didn't believe in, so I left. I joined Livestrong and I am still there encouraging a couple of people, but there is not enough interaction there. I was falling off by eating a lot of sweets, not drinking all my water and my exercise was lacking. I know that I need support in order to kee... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 16:50:15 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x43406975 Hi! <BR> Everyone my name is Maria and am a newbie.I need help with not letting the scale get me down. Sat, 6 Aug 2011 23:08:09 EST overeating or bingeing????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43376328 What's your definition of a binge? <BR> a binge is eating in reaction to an emotional trigger and food is being used to self medicate. <BR> <BR> Do you know the difference between overeating and a binge? <BR> <BR> ok so this is just my opinion...feel free to disagree/or shed a different perspective: <BR> <BR> *a binge is the inability to deal with, sort through, put your emotions into perspective and food is the drug of choice. <BR> *overeating is a second helping of something that tastes ... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 23:45:47 EST need a new challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43337933 hey everybody i'm looking for and new challenge, fitness or other wise any idea????? you can post here or on my page faerywolf Tue, 2 Aug 2011 21:45:56 EST Sleep is important. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43334944 My anxiety levels are down to 2 today. This has resulted in me getting 11 hours of good sleep. I have many challenges and am working through them one by one. Yesterday is like a bit of a blur and certainly feel better today. Amazing how sleep works on the physical, mental, family and spiritual health. So in a great space today. Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:43:01 EST Different Butterfly Teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x43328995 <em>38</em> <BR> Would somone kindly explain the different teams to me? Does each team name mean something or stand for something? I'm curious. I don't know which team to join! <BR> <em>88</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 12:38:45 EST AUGUST ONGOING CHALLENGE - EXTRA POINTS HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x43297674 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please dont post on this thread until August 1st. Thank you! <BR> <BR> How to do the Ongoing Challenge: <BR> <BR> Example: The challenge is: <BR> <BR> POST ON YOUR NEW TEAM.....GO <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR POST SHOULD LOOK LIKE: <BR> <BR> Post on new team: DONE! <BR> <BR> 1 pt (Your color Butterfly) <BR> <BR> Next: The one you want to have the next person do! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You can not do the one that YOU posted! <BR> 2. Only ONE pers... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:01:13 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE WEIGH-INS - MONDAY - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x43297637 Hi Everyone! Here is where you will post your SW (starting weight) for August 1st and we will weigh in on each Monday and post here AND on your team so your team captain can keep up with the weekly stats! <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone! LETS LOSE SOME POUNDS THIS MONTH! <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:58:34 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE INFORMATION HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x43297608 <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> TEAM LEADERS POSTS ONLY <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome Ruby Butterflies! Marlena (INDIANA_SWEETIE) is your team captain. If you have any questions please feel free to email her. Here is the challenge information <BR> <BR> <BR> AUGUST CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Monday, August 1st. <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the AUGUST CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on . Our weigh in day will be each MONDAY and we will post our CW (Curre... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:56:45 EST DIAMOND BUTTERFLIES (August) GO TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x43297499 Welcome DIAMOND Butterflies! MistyRiver64 (Bernadette) is your team captain. If you have any questions please feel free to email her. Here is the challenge information <BR> <BR> <BR> AUGUST CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Monday, August 1st. <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the AUGUST CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on . Our weigh in day will be each MONDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread each week. <BR> <BR> <BR> **YOU WILL HAVE DAILY POINTS that ... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:51:22 EST SAPPHIRE BUTTERFLIES (August) GO TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x43297417 Welcome sapphire Butterflies! GRAMMAFROMMT (Debbie) is your team captain. If you have any questions please feel free to email her. Here is the challenge information <BR> <BR> <BR> AUGUST CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Monday, August 1st. <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the AUGUST CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on . Our weigh in day will be each MONDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread each week. <BR> <BR> <BR> **YOU WILL HAVE DAILY POINTS that you wi... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:46:42 EST RUBY BUTTERFLY TEAM (August) GO TEAM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x43297321 Welcome Ruby Butterflies! Marlena (INDIANA_SWEETIE) is your team captain. If you have any questions please feel free to email her. Here is the challenge information <BR> <BR> <BR> AUGUST CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Monday, August 1st. <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the AUGUST CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on . Our weigh in day will be each MONDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread each week. <BR> <BR> <BR> **YOU WILL HAVE DAILY POINTS that you w... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:41:15 EST SIGN UP HERE FOR AUGUST CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43249644 Here is the sign-up sheet for August butterfly challenge. <BR> Let's make this a great month. <BR> <BR> Good luck Thu, 28 Jul 2011 23:30:12 EST sometimes doctors arent so smart afterall!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43225150 i love it when the doctor shows vast medical knowledge by pointing out the obvious,,,,so...now do they have a cure for cancer that theyve figured out im obese....lol <BR> i got hit hard recently when i looked at my chart and seen my bmi....im half fat. a croissant. but- i chose to fight back and not give up. but it hurts. i dont like it one bit. and on a recent trip to a different doc, he called me a "heavy lady' ELEVEN times.....i finally asked him if he thought my ears were fat and blocking... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:05:13 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x43167405 hi everyone, <BR> <BR> i've been on and off Sparkpeople for the past few years mainly because I lack the motivation and I could really do with some support. <BR> <BR> If anyone could lend a hand and help me throughout this journey, it would give me the boost I need and I of course would be a mutual support. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone on reaching your targets! Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:20:21 EST Help I Need Energy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43139265 So many people suggest Ripped Fuel and other non-natural supplements. I read the ingredients on some of the items people suggest and they're horrible!! A lot of them have tons of sugar or other harmful ingredients. At this time, I take a daily multi-vitamin and drink GNC protein shakes for breakfast. Also, my diet includes more healthy foods such as Spinach, Fruit & Etc. Please help. Does anyone have any healthy suggestions/supplements for energy? Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:04:18 EST HELP!!! WHY AM I NOT LOSING?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43037740 I don't understand why I am NOT LOSING?? Im staying within my suggested calorie range of 1200-1500 and have also started exercising at least 10 mins a day. I've been working out to the beach body 10 min trainer and just this morning started the sparkpeople cardio blast dvd with coach nicole. I am getting my 8++ glasses of water. <BR> <BR> Before tracking my calories Im sure I ate 3000+ calories and didn't exercise. Can anybody help me?? My goal was to lose 10 pounds a month but the sc... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 15:32:10 EST olive oil..... .??????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x43015231 making healthy substitutes for normally high fat or high calorie laden foods is a great idea. i just wanted to point out a common mistake many ppl use when making a healthy switch. <BR> while extra virgin olive oil is no doubt the healthiest of oils to use for cooking, it should not be used for frying . because of its high source of monounsaturated fat and polyphenols, when you cook using temps higher than 200-250F you break down these reactors and the oils compunds are damaged. olive oil ... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 07:35:59 EST Hey Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42964409 I am new to this site, I heard about it through a friend. I really like it so far. I am Cali. I am trying to lose some weight and have a healthier lifestyle. I love to meet new people. So please feel free to contact me anytime. I am really hoping this site will help me with my goals. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:28:14 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42961500 Good morning Team! <BR> <BR> I have returned to Spark after being gone for awhile. I've been on-line for about 10 days now and am just loving this place and its community. Challenges are difficult for me -- I struggle with my "stick-to-it-iveness" so I'm looking forward to what I will learn from participating in this team. <BR> <BR> Thanks, and have a great day! Wed, 13 Jul 2011 08:06:07 EST Just wanted to say.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x42959170 This team is awesome. I've joined several of them looking for the one that has what I'm looking for. Let me tell you, there are TONS of teams but none of them motivated me like this one has! Just wanted to let the team leaders know they are doing a rocking job! I hope everyone is enjoying their evening. I am going to hit the hay. I've got a busy day ahead of me! Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:27:58 EST Hello my name is Jin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42954709 Hi, I am Jin and am trying to get in better shape and lose weight to where I can feel comfortable again. :) Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:31:40 EST 10 Pounds?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x42924802 I was going to set one of my goals for losing 10 pounds a month. What does everyone think? I don't think its too much but when I mentioned it to my sister-in-law she doubted it. Now I want to do it even more just to prove her wrong. lol Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:39:23 EST Hello, just started my journey today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42921919 Hi guys, I think this is the team for me because I have lots and lots to lose so I will need plenty of support and help from understanding people. I am excited that I found this website, I really beleive this will help me along the way to reach my goals. I know it will be difficult at times but with you guys I know it will make it easier. <BR> Thanks. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:40:46 EST almost 40 and i dont want to be fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42908533 I have been dieting for years! I am sick of the way that I feel. I know that its in me to do this! I am just having a hard time finding it. I am so motivated to start but I never finish. I really want to do this. I would love to be down at least 10 lbs by my birthday which is in October. I know that I need to set small goals so where I want feel as if its impossible to do. I have about 70 lbs to lose but I know that I can do it! I joined this discussion for some motivation. I need help being ... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 15:09:31 EST Hi there :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42870193 Hello, I just recently joined the site and I'm looking for support. I'm 24 years old and have about 70 pounds to lose. So far I really like the site. It's a little overwhelming but so incredible too. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty friendly so if you ever need someone to talk to, just send me a message. Thanks! Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:56:22 EST I'm new(again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42864398 Technically I'm new to this team, but I'm excited! My friend and I have been slowly trying to lose weight since January. The only problem is is that I weigh about 80 pounds more than her so when she loses a pound, although,I am excited for her, I feel discouraged on my end. My weight is approximately 203 pounds, give or take the fluctuation. The problem though is I love food and I haven't been able to or willing to give up food. I'm trying to increase my exercise but it isn't really maki... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 23:52:01 EST I GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!!!! OH AND ANOTHER JOB!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x42857942 And turned down a third job!! I got a job at a local Movie Theater and a Fazoli's.. Hopefully I can talk to each of them and work out the schedules.. Fazoli's wants me for day shift.. and I'm sure the theater will more than likely want me during the evenings, but we'll see... The theater is my first choice so if they can't handle another schedule then I'll have to say 'see ya' to Fazoli's.. <BR> <BR> Going to the theater orientation tonight and that's where I'll ask them.. Fazoli's orientat... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:51:32 EST hi im new on this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42857695 hi i need to lose weight , its been a hard year and seems harder to lose weight..i would love buddys to share goals....todays weight 177 mini goal 167lbs. BECCA Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:34:20 EST insanity is...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x42847219 the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. so the question im throwing out there is....are you living in the definition of insanity with your wieght loss efforts and getting frustrated because youre not seeing the results you want? Thu, 7 Jul 2011 06:29:48 EST KEEP GOING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42832760 HI WITH ALL THE JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES I HAVE NOT LOST ANYTHING AND I FEEL LIKE GIVING UP, THROWING IN THE TOWEL, WHATEVER. I KNOW HOWEVER TO STAYHEALTHY I NEED TO KEEP GOING. HAPPY TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. THANKS Wed, 6 Jul 2011 11:59:21 EST Posting Guidline Help please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x42826498 This is my 1st challenge. We were out of town for the holiday and now I am back and feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things we have to track and how to report it. Could someone help me with these questions? <BR> <BR> Do I post my daily points to this forum daily or weekly? <BR> <BR> Is my weight posted here, or on the weigh-in forum? <BR> <BR> How does this Ongoing Challenge work? Is it like a tag? <BR> <BR> When posting, do we create a new topic, or reply to the last post in the ... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 06:20:40 EST Getting started with the July Challege http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x42817127 Where do I get started with a team and butterfly if its not too late? Cherie Tue, 5 Jul 2011 16:41:50 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42816512 Ok this is like my third time back to sparkpeople but I really mean it this time! I can find all kinds of reasons to NOT do what I need to but I need to work on reasons to DO what I need to. I look forward to spending time with everyone here. Tue, 5 Jul 2011 16:06:36 EST COME ON IN AND START SOME GOALS/ STREAKS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x42735209 Hi Everyone! Make some goals and see how many days you can keep them and get some streaks going! You get to choose the ones you want. You can do this if you are on a butterfly team or not! Anyone jump in at anytime!!!! <BR> <BR> Some ideals.....8 glasses of water, track your food, walking, exercising, blogging, etc. <BR> <BR> Jump in and have fun! Keep us updated how you are doing! Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:05:26 EST SAPPHIRE BUTTERFLIES!! (July) GO TEAM!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x42735155 Welcome Ruby Butterflies! Debbie (GRAMMAFROMMT) is your team captain. If you have any questions please feel free to email her or me! If your not sure what team you are on you can find out by going to the July Challenge information thread! That is where you can also find out other information about the challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> JULY CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Friday July 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the JULY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on July 1st! Our weigh in day... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:01:47 EST DIAMOND BUTTERFLIES!!! (July) GO TEAM!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x42735126 Welcome Diamond Butterflies! Bernadette (MISTYRIVER64) is your team captain. If you have any questions please feel free to email her or me! If your not sure what team you are on you can find out by going to the June Challenge information thread! That is where you can also find out other information about the challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> JULY CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Friday July 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the JULY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on July 1st! Our weigh... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:59:10 EST RUBY BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! GO TEAM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x42735092 Welcome Ruby Butterflies! Me, Marlena (INDIANA_SWEETIE) is your team captain. If you have any questions please feel free to email me! If your not sure what team you are on you can find out by going to the June Challenge information thread! That is where you can also find out other information about the challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> JULY CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Friday July 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the JULY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on July 1st! Our weigh in d... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:56:33 EST JULY ONGOING CHALLENGE! Extra pts here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x42734965 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please dont post on this thread until July 1st! Thank you! <BR> <BR> The first one is.... <BR> <BR> Post on your new team! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR POST SHOULD LOOK LIKE: <BR> <BR> Post on new team: DONE! <BR> <BR> 1 pt (Your color Butterfly) <BR> <BR> Next: The one you want to have the next person do! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You can not do the one that YOU posted! <BR> 2. Only ONE person can do A post! If a second person d... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:48:06 EST JULY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN! (FRIDAYS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x42734741 Hi Everyone! Here is where you will post your SW (starting weight) for July 1st and we will weigh in on each Friday and post here AND on your team so your team captain can keep up with the weekly stats! <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone! LETS LOSE SOME POUNDS THIS MONTH! Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:31:57 EST JULY CHALLENGE INFORMATION HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x42734707 <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE! TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY! THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> <BR> HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL THE INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED FOR THE JULY CHALLENGE!!! <BR> <BR> WELCOME BUTTERFLIES to the JULY Challenge! HERE is where you can find out any information you need to know about the challenge. If you need extra info or help you can email me or your team captain. Me (Marlena) R... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:29:28 EST SIGN UP HERE FOR THE JULY CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x42719065 Hi Everyone! Sorry so late in posting the sign up list! But here it is! Lets make July a great month!!!! Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:15:51 EST Starting over-- again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42672118 I have been with with spark people for almost a year, but I have never posted on the message board. I am or was going well on my new lifestyle and weight loss, but went back to my old ways and gained all the weight back and than some. I am more set than ever to lose this weight, get fit, have a new lifestyle and become more focused on what I got to do. I can't go back to my old habits, it's time for a new me and a total 180 degree change for the better with my weight and way of thinking. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:08:33 EST Good Morning Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42668882 Good morning, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sandra and I am a 34 year old female looking to get rid of 40-60 pounds. After years of starting and quitting programs, I decided to do the P90 program. The P90 program is kind of outdated (music & etc) but it's a program specified for beginners (6 days a week for about 30-35 minutes a day w/1 day of rest). I'm on week 2 of the program and love it. I usually exercise in the morning and shortly thereafter, eat oatmeal w/Raisins or wh... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:50:03 EST inspiration in the strangest of places...:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x42401016 this is my inspiration fo the day. i hope it brings encouragement to all of you as well. i heard this just as i was about to have a shower and started to bawl. i am so tired of letting others determine my lifes happiness and mediocracey that i have allowed as the norm and acceptable!it all stopped today. Life is all about choices. and only you can decide what you allow as a choice. and if you dont like where you are, or where your headed, only YOU can do something about. The past is done. Can... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:21:06 EST Just Where I Need To Be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42374851 Hi Everyone, I'm So Happy To Be A Part Of Such Motivative Teams! Challenges Is Just What I Need To Keep My Mind Aboard, Motivation Gets Me So Excited To Want To Continue And Not Give Up, And Weight Loss Keeps Me Thinking Of Those Excessive Pounds That Are Wasting Away In My Body, Needing To Be Burned Off! My Name Is Monica, And I Can't Wait To Work With All Of You On This Journey Together! If Anyone Needs Anything That I Can Help, Please Let Me Know! Thankyou All! <em>48</em> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:32:11 EST I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42355790 hi, I'm Barbara, <BR> I'm in real need of support and motivation. <BR> I thought this might be were i belong. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:09:43 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42355062 Hi I'm Shern Robteau, mother of three boys and I'm really looking forward to this plan. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:15:05 EST getting motivated just by being in here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42305666 Hi all - <BR> I think that even joining this group made me feel motivated and looking forward to the future. <BR> I was just using this track but realized I needed community and am now really exploring this site. Hope to keep seeing you! I know I'm going to really need it =] <BR> <BR> - Jenny Wed, 8 Jun 2011 08:12:45 EST Just saying hi to you all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42243343 Thought I should say hi there ans just introducing myself to you all. Since I've been on here I've had heaps of messages. Just love this site. You will get to know more about me as time goes by. I'm a member of most of the Spark Teams. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 07:28:54 EST Just introducing myself!. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42243283 Thought I should say hi there ans just introducing myself to you all. Since I've been on here I've had heaps of messages. Just love this site. You will get to know more about me as time goes by. I'm a member of most of the Spark Teams. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 07:23:02 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42190019 Hi my Name is Debonita and I happy to join this team. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:34:59 EST new to spark/ new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42178904 Hello everyone I am Tammy and brand new to the site and team. I need to lose 100 plus pounds. I need to stay motivated to lose weight. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 20:57:10 EST JUNE ONGOING CHALLENGE!!! Extra pts here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x42158519 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please dont post on this thread until June 1st! Thank you! <BR> <BR> The first one is.... <BR> <BR> Post on your new team! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR POST SHOULD LOOK LIKE: <BR> <BR> Post on new team: DONE! <BR> <BR> 1 pt (Your color Butterfly) <BR> <BR> Next: The one you want to have the next person do! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You can not do the one that YOU posted! <BR> 2. Only ONE person can do A post! If a second person d... Tue, 31 May 2011 23:39:30 EST JUNE CHALLENGE WEIGH IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x42158449 Hi Everyone! This is where you will post your starting weight and your current weight each week on each Wednesday of June! Good Luck to everyone! Tue, 31 May 2011 23:36:47 EST RUBY BUTTERFLIES!!! JUNE CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x42158375 Welcome Ruby Butterflies! MUVFASTA (Donna) is your Team Captain!!! <BR> <BR> Best wishes this month to everyone!!! Tue, 31 May 2011 23:33:59 EST AMETHYST BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! JUNE CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x42158295 Welcome Amethyst Butterflies! Your Team Captain is MISTYRIVER64 (Bernadette)! <BR> <BR> Best wishes this month! Tue, 31 May 2011 23:29:47 EST SAPPHIRE BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! JUNE CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x42158246 Welcome Sapphire Butterflies!! Your Team Captain is GRAMMAFROMMT (Gramma Debbie) <BR> <BR> Best wishes to all of you this month! Tue, 31 May 2011 23:27:40 EST SAPPHIRE BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x42158192 Best wishes in June Sapphire Butterflies! GRAMMAFROMMT (Gramma Debbie) is your team captain. Tue, 31 May 2011 23:25:12 EST JUNE CHALLENGE INFORMATION HERE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x42146123 <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE! TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY! THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> <BR> HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL THE INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED FOR THE JUNE CHALLENGE!!! <BR> <BR> WELCOME BUTTERFLIES to the JUNE Challenge! HERE is where you can find out any information you need to know about the challenge. If you need extra info or help you can email me or your team captain. Bernadette, A... Tue, 31 May 2011 13:19:49 EST New to forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42114709 Hello everyone, I need to kick my butt in shape and get involved and hold myself accountable..I have lost a few pounds but, as usual, I fell off the wagon!! Help! Sun, 29 May 2011 21:47:32 EST Happy Holiday weekend!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x42097380 Good evening all!So how is everyone spending this holiday weekend?I work at a 24/7 Veterinary Emergency Hosp. so I am working tonight and tomorrow night,but Monday I plan to hang out at home ,try out the new boxing equipment and DVD I got!Have a great night! Sat, 28 May 2011 21:16:03 EST Starting the last leg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x42074963 I am starting today to lose my last 20 pounds. I have already lost 30 from my all time high achieved (not proudly) 3 years ago. Looking for support and tips. Fri, 27 May 2011 12:40:09 EST SIGN UP FOR THE JUNE CHALLENGE HERE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x42039840 Hi everyone! Here is where you can get signed up for the June Challenge. If you would like to know more about what the challenge is like you can visit the teams threads (topics) for the May challenge to get an ideal. <BR> <BR> I am signing up for the June Challenge but not as a team captain for June. I have a lot of personal issues with my grandma going on that I have to tend to. So i will participate but not as a team captain. Wed, 25 May 2011 16:37:36 EST Running low on Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x41939605 Hello everyone, I'm Mary Beth and I'm new. Yep I'm running on motivation fumes and my "spark" is flickering. <BR> <BR> Last Summer I was doing pretty good, walking 2-3 miles 3 times a week. Journaling my food. Watching what I ate. Then in the Fall I had an accident that messed up my ankle and I wasn't allowed to walk for exercise. Come January, hubs had an accident and has been off work since then and been in and out of hospitals numerous times. <BR> <BR> I have found that I just don't have... Fri, 20 May 2011 11:30:35 EST Evening Snacking and drinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x41897653 Fustrated here, we eat every 3 hrs approx. So by 9 we,re hungy, what to eat? I can,t go all the way from supper to bed without eating something. Fruit doesn,t cut it. Then I usually have some wine, empty calories, but we enjoy the relaxing time. So what I,m doing during the day, eating clean and working out are being sabotaged by what I,m doing in the evening. So I,m not gaining or losing right now. Trying to change my mind set again! Anyone else in the same boat? Cherie Wed, 18 May 2011 10:52:19 EST Here I go AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x41754674 When I first began last year in July, I was so praying that this would be the end of my lifelong cycle of losing and gaining weight. Not!!!!!! I find myself back on that rollercoaster. I had lost down to 156 at one point before Christmas and now have slowly climbed back up to 167. Find excuses not to exercise everyday, eat more calories than what is on my eating plan. So discouraged. But once again reaching out to other for encouragement. I have to get focused again and stay strong. I know th... Wed, 11 May 2011 07:38:37 EST Just can't lose.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x41713322 I'm exercising, drinking my water, making good eating choices and even feel like my clothes are fitting better but just can't seem to drop any weight. I've been stuck at the same weight for about 3 weeks now. Anyone with suggestions? I'm told I may not be eating enough food because I don't add more intake even though I have greatly increased my exercise - anyone know if that's possible? <em>39</em> Mon, 9 May 2011 09:54:24 EST hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x41706861 im new to the group. i hope i can stick with it, i used SP previously but find this site overwhelming and confusing :( i hope i can get used to it. i look forward to challenges and motivation. Sun, 8 May 2011 23:20:47 EST Please tell me about the "Ongoing Challenge" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x41603979 I don't know what this is or where to find it. Tue, 3 May 2011 16:05:02 EST EMERALD BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! MAY CHALLENGE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x41559884 Welcome Emerald Butterflies to the May challenge! I am your TEAM CAPTAIN so if you have any questions or problems feel free to email me or post on the thread and I will be happy to help you! <BR> <BR> MAY CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Sunday MAY 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the MAY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on May 1st! Our weigh in day will be each SUNDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread. <BR> <BR> **The post above this one is where you ... Sun, 1 May 2011 20:03:16 EST AMETHYST BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! MAY CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x41559826 Welcome Amethyst Butterflies to the May Challenge! MISTYRIVER64 (Bernadette) is your TEAM CAPTAIN! You can email either of us with any questions that you have and we are happy to help you! <BR> <BR> MAY CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Sunday MAY 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the MAY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on May 1st! Our weigh in day will be each SUNDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread. <BR> <BR> **The post above this one is where you wil... Sun, 1 May 2011 20:00:59 EST SAPPHIRE BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! MAY CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x41559783 Welcome Sapphire Butterflies! Your TEAM CAPTAIN is GRAMMAFROMMT: (Gramma Debbie) feel free to email either of us if you have any questions and we are happy to help you! <BR> <BR> MAY CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Sunday MAY 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the MAY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on May 1st! Our weigh in day will be each SUNDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread. <BR> <BR> **The post above this one is where you will be able find out ... Sun, 1 May 2011 19:59:14 EST RUBY BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! MAY CHALLENGE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x41559736 Welcome Ruby Butterflies to the May challenge! Your TEAM CAPTAIN is MUVFASTA (Donna) if you have any questions feel free to email either of us if you have any questions! <BR> <BR> MAY CHALLENGE BEGINS ON Sunday MAY 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the MAY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on May 1st! Our weigh in day will be each SUNDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread. <BR> <BR> **The post above this one is where you will be able find out... Sun, 1 May 2011 19:57:20 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x41550706 Hi -- I want to start the May Challenge, but have absolutely no idea how to get started. Can anyone help me? Thank you. Sun, 1 May 2011 11:58:32 EST MAY ONGOING CHALLENGE! Extra pts here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x41535692 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please dont post on this thread until May 1st! Thank you! <BR> <BR> The first one is.... <BR> <BR> Post on your new team! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR POST SHOULD LOOK LIKE: <BR> <BR> Post on new team: DONE! <BR> <BR> 1 pt (Your color Butterfly) <BR> <BR> Next: The one you want to have the next person do! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You can not do the one that YOU posted! <BR> 2. Only ONE person can do A post! If a second person do... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:38:25 EST MAY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x41535660 Here is where you will post your SW (starting weight) on Sunday May 1st and your CW each week on Sunday throughout the month! <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:36:19 EST MAY CHALLENGE INFORMATION HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x41535584 <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE! TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY! THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> <BR> HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL THE INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED FOR THE MAY CHALLENGE!!! <BR> <BR> WELCOME BUTTERFLIES to the MAY Challenge! HERE is where you can find out any information you need to know about the challenge. If you need extra info or help you can email me Marlena, (?) Butterfly team captain (I... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:31:26 EST SIGN UP FOR THE MAY CHALLENGE HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x41481098 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Here is where you can sign up for the May Challenge! Just post your name (if you want) and that you want to sign up and I will add you to my list. You do not have to copy and paste. <BR> <BR> I am sorry to my Orange Butterflies for the April Challenge. As some of you may know that I have had a rough month with a lot going on but I am working on getting back on track and into my routine. Im hoping for a great month for all of us in May! Im also hoping for some sunshi... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:17:23 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x41476198 Hi everyone this is new for me so be patient I look forward to all the positive support and hope I can be a positive addition to this team! Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:40:36 EST HELP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x41455512 can someone explain to me what HTML means? <BR> i wrote a reallly nice long & encouraging note on here & it said something about CANT SEND HTML...now i've lost my post... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:57:09 EST new a team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x41225285 Been on Spark people for quite some time just decided to check out the teams to see what was there. Really could use the support. So here's to a successful journey for everyone. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 17:15:57 EST Hi team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x41192172 Hello - My name is Shanna and I'm from Ontario Canada. I joined SparkPeople over Christmas break and have enjoyed all the motivation and inspiration I have found on this site. My goal for this year is to get the scale moving in the right direction. I've changed and increased my activity significantly since I joined SparkPeople and eat much 'cleaner' than before, however I still struggle with the fact that the scale is moving as quickly as I'd expected (ok, this is where I have to remind mysel... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:45:52 EST Bonjour/Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40974974 I've been a member for a while but haven't seriously used the site. I would like to use it more because I think it has some great tools to help me. My goals are to get in shape and loose my final 10 pounds. I have 4 kids and I'd like to get them moving and getting in shape too. I finally stopped smoking 3 weeks ago but I'm afraid of gaining back some weight so any tips to encourage and motivate me would be appreciated. Sun, 3 Apr 2011 09:52:33 EST Where do we track for this challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40973937 Is there somewhere we are supposed to be tracking other than our regular trackers for the April challenge? This is the first challenge I've ever signed up for so I am not familiar with how it works. I'm on the Red Butterfly team. Sun, 3 Apr 2011 09:01:32 EST PLEASE HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40952893 Hello, <BR> <BR> Just wondering how do i know what team i am in? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> kayleigh <BR> <BR> edit: i dont think i am on one because i just joined:( Sat, 2 Apr 2011 06:01:46 EST Beginning the Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x40939734 April 1 - 217 pounds Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:32:30 EST APRIL STREAKS!!! EVERYONE JOIN US!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x40926767 Hi Everyone! Lets get some streaks going for April! You do not have to be on a butterfly team for this its for anyone that wants to do this! PICK the streaks YOU WANT to track! You can track ONE or TWENTY! WHATEVER YOU WANT! Lets make some streaks and see how many days we can keep them!!! LETS DO THIS!!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:56:59 EST RED BUTTERFLY TEAM!! (April Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x40925844 TO FIND OUT WHAT TEAM YOU ARE ON YOU CAN GO TO THE APRIL CHALLENGE INFORMATION THREAD AND THEY ARE LISTED THERE! <BR> <BR> APRIL CHALLENGE BEGINS ON APRIL 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the APRIL CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on April 1st! Our weigh in day will be each FRIDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread. <BR> <BR> **The post below this one is where you will be able find out what team you are on. <BR> <BR> **YOU WILL HAVE DAILY P... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:13:35 EST BLUE BUTTERFLY TEAM!! (April Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x40925832 TO FIND OUT WHAT TEAM YOU ARE ON YOU CAN GO TO THE APRIL CHALLENGE INFORMATION THREAD AND THEY ARE LISTED THERE! <BR> <BR> APRIL CHALLENGE BEGINS ON APRIL 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the APRIL CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on April 1st! Our weigh in day will be each FRIDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread. <BR> <BR> **The post below this one is where you will be able find out what team you are on. <BR> <BR> **YOU WILL HAVE DAILY P... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:12:50 EST GREEN BUTTERFLY TEAM!! (April Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x40925806 TO FIND OUT WHAT TEAM YOU ARE ON YOU CAN GO TO THE APRIL CHALLENGE INFORMATION THREAD AND THEY ARE LISTED THERE! <BR> <BR> APRIL CHALLENGE BEGINS ON APRIL 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the APRIL CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on April 1st! Our weigh in day will be each FRIDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread. <BR> <BR> **The post below this one is where you will be able find out what team you are on. <BR> <BR> **YOU WILL HAVE DAILY P... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:11:56 EST ORANGE BUTTERFLY TEAM!! (April Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x40925777 TO FIND OUT WHAT TEAM YOU ARE ON YOU CAN GO TO THE APRIL CHALLENGE INFORMATION THREAD AND THEY ARE LISTED THERE! <BR> <BR> APRIL CHALLENGE BEGINS ON APRIL 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the APRIL CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread on April 1st! Our weigh in day will be each FRIDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight) on the same thread. <BR> <BR> **The post below this one is where you will be able find out what team you are on. <BR> <BR> **YOU WILL HAVE DAILY P... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:10:26 EST APRIL ONGOING CHALLENGE!! Extra points here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x40925731 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please dont post on this thread until APRIL 1st! Thank you! <BR> <BR> The first one is.... <BR> <BR> Post on your new team! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR POST SHOULD LOOK LIKE: <BR> <BR> Post on new team: DONE! <BR> <BR> 1 pt (Your color Butterfly) <BR> <BR> Next: The one you want to have the next person do! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You can not do the one that YOU posted! <BR> 2. Only ONE person can do A post! If a second person ... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:07:44 EST APRIL CHALLENGE WEIGH IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x40925688 Hi Everyone! Here is where we will post our SW (starting weight) and CW (current weight) each week on FRIDAYS this month! ALSO PLEASE POST ON TEAMS SO CAPTAINS CAN COUNT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS WITH THE TEAMS EACH WEEK! <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:05:23 EST APRIL CHALLENGE INFORMATION HERE!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x40925287 <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> SIGN UP LIST FOR APRIL CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> *****ORANGE BUTTERFLIES***** <BR> <BR> INDIANA_SWEETIE: (Marlena) TEAM CAPTAIN <BR> ATHENAFOREVER81: <BR> BEABEELEVER <BR> 1BISOLA <BR> BLINKK: <BR> BUMBLEBEE2451: <BR> CCRIDER1022: (Connie) <BR> CMKUNKLE1 <BR> CURLYHEAD1: <BR> JERESS26: (Jean) <BR> JILLY3210 <BR> LEMYGRAN: <BR> ONICAM: (Monica) <BR> PAKABN: <BR> PATTI24: (Patti) <BR> ROCKPORT9... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:42:44 EST SIGN UP FOR THE APRIL CHALLENGE!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40869421 Hi Everyone! We only have a few more days left in March! Here is where you can sign up to join the April Challenge. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COPY AND PASTE the list. I will add you to this one as you sign up! Hope to see you here! <BR> <BR> SIGN UP LIST FOR APRIL CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> *****ORANGE BUTTERFLIES***** <BR> <BR> INDIANA_SWEETIE: (Marlena) TEAM CAPTAIN <BR> ATHENAFOREVER81: <BR> BEABEELEVER <BR> 1BISOLA <BR> BUMBLEBEE2451: <BR> CMKUNKLE1 <BR> CURLYHEAD1: <BR> JERESS26: (Jean) <BR> O... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:00:07 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40849573 Hi, I turned 40 last August and have found that within the last couple of years it's been easy to gain 15-20 pounds but really hard to lose them. My goal is to lose 20 pounds by August 2011. Gives me about 18 weeks to do so. I could use help from all willing to support me in my goal. But I guess it's ultimately up to me and I'm up to the challenge. <BR> My short term goals are to track my daily calorie intake and burn. It's amazing to see the charts. Especially when you THINK you are eating o... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:48:03 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40806761 How do I get started? <em>198</em> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:15:31 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40792239 I am Krista and I am new to this page and wanted to say "HI" to everyone. I joined SparkPeople Jan 2011 but just started using the website this week. I am ready to make this change and I hope to get the motivation that I need to stick with the program. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:33:52 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40639137 Today i was on the treadmill for 12 minutes (fast walk) - then on the elliptical for 1 mile in 3:50 min. About to go outside and do yard work... Yeah for me today. :o) Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:10:46 EST Hi need to know where to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40637367 Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople and I'm really having trouble starting somewhere. Even the planning part of meal planning is overwhelming me. Does anyone have any comments as how to get started?? I really want to lose but just don't know where to start. <BR> Thanks... <em>38</em> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:44:33 EST march challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x40456294 **DAILY POINTS ARE: <BR> 1. 8 GLASSES OF WATER <BR> 2. TRACK ALL YOUR FOOD <BR> 3. THREE NO's(FF, soda or sweets) <BR> 4. THREE YES's(ST, participate, and motivate) <BR> 5. GO A MILE <BR> 6. ONGOING CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> 3/8: <BR> 3/9: 3 pts <BR> 3/10: <BR> 3/11: <BR> 3/12: <BR> 313: <BR> 314: <BR> <BR> WEIGH INS: <BR> 3/1: 214 <BR> 3/8: 209 <BR> 3/15: <BR> 3/22: <BR> 3/29: <BR> TOTAL LBS LOST: <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Mar 2011 20:28:55 EST march challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x40456198 **DAILY POINTS ARE: <BR> 1. 8 GLASSES OF WATER <BR> 2. TRACK ALL YOUR FOOD <BR> 3. THREE NO's(FF, soda or sweets) <BR> 4. THREE YES's(ST, participate, and motivate) <BR> 5. GO A MILE <BR> 6. ONGOING CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> 3/8: <BR> 3/9: 3 pts <BR> 3/10: <BR> 3/11: <BR> 3/12: <BR> 313: <BR> 314: <BR> <BR> WEIGH INS: <BR> 3/1: 214 <BR> 3/8: 209 <BR> 3/15: <BR> 3/22: <BR> 3/29: <BR> TOTAL LBS LOST: <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Mar 2011 20:23:52 EST march challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40456138 **DAILY POINTS ARE: <BR> 1. 8 GLASSES OF WATER <BR> 2. TRACK ALL YOUR FOOD <BR> 3. THREE NO's(FF, soda or sweets) <BR> 4. THREE YES's(ST, participate, and motivate) <BR> 5. GO A MILE <BR> 6. ONGOING CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> 3/8: <BR> 3/9: 3 pts <BR> 3/10: <BR> 3/11: <BR> 3/12: <BR> 313: <BR> 314: <BR> <BR> WEIGH INS: <BR> 3/1: 214 <BR> 3/8: 209 <BR> 3/15: <BR> 3/22: <BR> 3/29: <BR> TOTAL LBS LOST: <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Mar 2011 20:20:47 EST go butterfl es!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40430041 DAILY POINTS ARE: <BR> 1. 8 GLASSES OF WATER 1 pt <BR> 2. TRACK ALL YOUR FOOD 1 pt <BR> 3. THREE NO's(FF, soda or sweets) <BR> 4. THREE YES's(ST, participate, and motivate) 1 pt <BR> 5. GO A MILE <BR> 6. ONGOING CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Wasn't sure how to post points thought there was a link or something for them <BR> 3 pts for 3/8 also if they still count pts from 3/1 up til today 7 pts for water <BR> ... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 18:42:45 EST Hi, my name is Erika... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40427678 Hello! I'm Erika, and I'm 18 years old. I joined SparkPeople because I would like to lose 33 pounds and develop healthier habits. The biggest challenge for me is consistency. I have tried countless times to work on changing my bad habits into healthy ones, but I haven't been very successful, so far. I think it's a good idea to stay challenged and motivated, so you don't fall into a rut and give up. That's why I joined this team :) <BR> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:42:21 EST New to Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40422822 Hello everyone! My name is Charmel and I am 38 years old! I weigh in at 212 pounds I have lost 13 pounds. My goal is to get down to 150 pounds! I'm just so upset! For the life of me I just cannot get past the 13 pound weight loss! I lost that weight 6 months ago! I am so depressed! <em>46</em> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:37:42 EST hello and weighing less every month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40420390 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Last year I set the goal of losing 60 lbs by June of this year. I am no where near to making that goal. <BR> <BR> This year I have a much simpler goal. My goal is that on the 1st of every month I will weigh less than I did the previous month. On Feb. 1st I did not weigh less than I did on Jan. 1st so I didn't make the goal. But my goal restarts every month so it was ok. On March 1st I did weigh less than I did on Feb. 1st - yeah! It is the 2nd week in March and I hav... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:47:25 EST HJH-My journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40415693 I have struggled with my weight ever since I was pregnant with my first child 47 years ago, very much an emotional eater. Winters are hard for me. Disappointer when I lost 10 lbs and now gained it back, so can start over. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 07:19:38 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40413585 Hello I am flypinky, I am married since 3 years and want to conceive. I have to loose 50 pounds. I am loving this team, can we have PINK BUTTERFLIES as well? :))) <BR> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 01:51:49 EST Tuesday weigh in (done Mon. night due to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x40406517 Hi everyone! I am on the orange butterflies. My starting weight on 3/1 was 214 my current weight is 209!!! I lost 5 lbs.!!! Yeah!!!! <BR> <BR> I am new to this website and I can't figure out how to log in points for our other goals (like no soda, etc.) I can't even figure out how to find them again, help!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 7 Mar 2011 19:33:46 EST THEME SONG-got one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40389804 Got a theme song that gets you motivated at anytime or one you live by? <BR> <BR> Still thinking of one for the new me... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 07:09:57 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40354491 Hi everyone Sat, 5 Mar 2011 13:53:53 EST March 4-Green Butterfly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x40346732 March 4th <BR> <BR> 1. 8 glasses water daily.......1 <BR> <BR> 2. Track your food daily.......1 <BR> <BR> 3. 3 NO's (1 pt. each) <BR> No fast food daily.......1 <BR> No soda daily ........1 <BR> No sweets daily......0 <BR> <BR> 4. 3 YES's (1 pt. each) <BR> 120 minutes of swim exercise .....1 <BR> Participation on our team threads.....1 <BR> Motivate & Inspire......1 <BR> <BR> 5. Go a Mile (or More) 1 point per mile.......2 <BR> <BR> 6. Ongoing challenge........ <BR> --------------------... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 05:37:04 EST BLUE BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! (MARCH CHALLENGE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x40239444 Welcome Blue Butterflies to the March Challenge! Good Luck to everyone!! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:50:03 EST GREEN BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! (MARCH CHALLENGE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x40239386 Welcome Green Butterflies to the March Challenge! Good Luck to everyone! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:47:59 EST ORANGE BUTTERFLY TEAM!! (MARCH CHALLENGE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x40239346 Welcome Orange Butterflies to the March Challenge! Good Luck Everyone! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:46:41 EST RED BUTTERFLY TEAM!!! (MARCH CHALLENGE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x40239278 Welcome Red Butterfies to the March Challenge!!! Good Luck Everyone! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:44:27 EST MARCH ONGOING CHALLENGE! Extra points here!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x40239185 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please dont post on this thread until MARCH 1st! Thank you! <BR> <BR> The first one is.... <BR> <BR> Post on your new team! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR POST SHOULD LOOK LIKE: <BR> <BR> Post on new team: DONE! <BR> <BR> 1 pt (Your color Butterfly) <BR> <BR> Next: The one you want to have the next person do! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You can not do the one that YOU posted! <BR> 2. Only ONE person can do A post! If a second ... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:40:29 EST MARCH CHALLENGE WEIGH IN (TUESDAYS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x40239082 Hi Everyone! You will post your SW (starting weight) tomorrow and your CW (current weight each week on Tuesdays! <BR> <BR> Please post your weigh in's along with what team you are on! <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:36:22 EST hello all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40217538 just joined your team and wanted to say hello to all of you!! <BR> <BR> i haven't been making the progress i want and i figured i need some extra support and motivation to reach my goals. would love to have a few online buddies to help keep me accountable so if any of you need that as well, please let me know. looking forward to getting to know you better!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:41:49 EST Would you like to have a POSTCARD PEN PAL??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x40216391 Hi Everyone! I tried this a long time ago and it went very well! <BR> <BR> Would you like to have a Postcard Penpal? What it is.... <BR> <BR> We would exchange addresses (just those that want to participate) and the list of participants addresses would be given to each participate, via email. DO NOT POST YOUR ADDRESS HERE! Then we would be able to send each other post cards of inspiration and success! Not to mention you would get a neat postcard from someone that lives in a different state... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:25:02 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40211767 Can't everyone do just one FORUM and edit it each day? Then we don't have to search threw pages when we need to add our weight and points? It gets hard with carpel tunnel any ways. Just asking. <em>24</em> Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:52:20 EST MARCH CHALLENGE INFORMATION HERE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x40203610 <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE!!! THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> WELCOME BUTTERFLIES to the MARCH Challenge! HERE is where you can find out any information you need to know about the challenge. If you need extra info or help you can email me Marlena, Orange Butterfly team captain (INDIANA_SWEETIE)or Bernadette, Green Butterfly team captain (MISTYRIVER64) or Debbie, Red But... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 11:59:36 EST SIGN UP FOR THE MARCH CHALLENGE HERE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x40113324 Hi Everyone! Here is where you sign up for the March Challenge! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COPY AND PASTE. I will add you to my list as you sign up! <BR> <BR> Please put your name and what you want to accomplish in March! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>257</em> <em>126</em> <em>411</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> GRAMMAFROMMT: (Gramma Debbie) TEAM CAPTAIN <BR> INDIANA_SWEETIE: (Marlena) TEAM CAPTAIN <BR> MISTYRIVER64: (Bernadette) TEAM CAPTAIN <BR> MUVFASTA: (Donna) TEAM... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:52:55 EST Starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x40108252 <em>30</em> Hi this is the first I have seen this site and it looks like its something I can follow <BR> because I really need to get motivated and loose at least 90lbs by Jan2012 and I need all the help I can to stay motivated. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:48:42 EST Starting over? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x39998146 I had to wait for my new computer and get my health a little better so I couldn't finish my February challenge, will that prevent me from being a Orange Butterfly for next months challenge? Because I rather start over because I gained a lot back already. <em>39</em> <em>46</em> Self esteem is bad AGAIN. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 06:00:50 EST Losing Weight Slowly (don't like it!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x39896301 Hey Ya'll! <BR> I have been fighting the battle of the bulge since I was around 11 yrs old. I was a latch key kid & an only child so food became a friend rather quickly. I was a child in the 60s & a lonely only child. Longgggggg story short....i was 142#, 4ft 11" at 12. One summer I joined the Y as a child in day camp....following year I was asked to be a camp counselor. Loved it & did it for a few yrs & lost some weight & got a little taller. By high school i was a good size...not skinn... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:02:11 EST alleen 10 kilo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x39757189 Ik hoef alleen 10 kilo af te vallen maar dat valt niet mee. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:56:22 EST alleen 10 kilo nodig http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x39757040 Ik hoef alleen 10 kilo af te vallen maar moet zeggen valt niet mee. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:49:49 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x39668096 My computer is not working well but I am getting one at the end of the month or beginning of March,if I can enter my weight and other points until I do will I still get any credit for them when I finally do? I hope so! GO ORANGE!!! Thu, 3 Feb 2011 17:40:46 EST hurdle in loosing 20lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x39624804 Hi, Last two years I am trying to loose 20lbs . I always do exercise but it not sufficient. So I have joined the team Challenge+Motivation=Weight Loss to see if it helps. Wed, 2 Feb 2011 02:19:17 EST Ongoing challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x39608331 Can someone advise me where to find the ongoing chanllenges? This is number 7 on monthly butterfly teams. thanks. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:31:43 EST SPARK BUDDY SIGN UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x39586668 If you would like to have a Spark Buddy - someone special to "chat" with, to help when the going gets rough, or to encourage and support you, just post your request and we will find someone for you. <BR> <BR> You can choose to have daily, weekly or occasional contact with your buddy. Please indicate which kind you would like. <BR> <BR> If you feel that you and your buddy are not compatible or if you are not receiving check-ins as you had agreed, please let me know and we will find you a... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:26:42 EST ORANGE BUTTERFLY TEAM!! (FEBRUARY) CHALLENGE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17896x20007x39582912 <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Orange Butterflies! Glad you are joining me! I am your Team Captain. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me! Good Luck Butterflies!!! <BR> <BR> Here is what the February Challenge is.... <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY CHALLENGE BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> **SO please post your SW (Starting weight) on the FEBRUARY CHALLENGE WEIGH IN thread today! Our weigh in day will be each TUESDAY and we will post our CW (Current weight)on the same thread. <BR>... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:40:03 EST BLUE BUTTERFLIES: (FEBRUARY) CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x39582819 <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Blue Butterflies! Your Team Captain is MUVFASTA (Donna) Good Luck Butterflies!! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:35:55 EST GREEN BUTTERFLY TEAM! (FEBRUARY) Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x39582767 <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Green Butterflies! Your team captain is MISTYRIVER64 (Bernadette). Good Luck Butterflies! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:34:08 EST RED BUTTERFLY TEAM!! (FEB) Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4553x20007x39582717 <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Red Butterflies! Your team captain is GRAMMAFROMMT (Gramma Debbie)! Good luck to all of you! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:32:12 EST February Challenge WEIGH IN!!! (TUESDAYS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x39582623 Hi Everyone! Here is where we will post our weigh ins each week on TUESDAYS this month! <BR> <BR> NOTE: This time we are counting up lbs lost for each team so also post your weigh ins on your teams page along with your total pts for the week! THANK YOU! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:28:14 EST FEBRUARY ONGOING CHALLENGE! Extra pts here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x39582011 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Please dont post on this thread until FEB 1st! Thank you! <BR> <BR> The first one is.... <BR> <BR> Post on your new team! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR POST SHOULD LOOK LIKE: <BR> <BR> Post on new team: DONE! <BR> <BR> 1 pt (Your color Butterfly) <BR> <BR> Next: The one you want to have the next person do! GO! <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You can not do the one that YOU posted! <BR> 2. Only ONE person can do A post! If a second pe... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:57:51 EST February CHALLENE INFORMATION HERE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4552x20007x39580860 <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE!!! THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Butterflies to the February Challenge! HERE is where you can find out any information you need to know about the challenge. If you need extra info or help you can email me Marlena, Orange Butterfly team captain (INDIANA_SWEETIE)or Bernadette, Green Butterfly team captain (MISTYRIV... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:07:09 EST SPANISH SPEAKER GROUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x39563660 Hi, I am new in sparkpeople but since I logged in this page I have lost 8 pounds and I keep going, but it is difficult for me because I do not have a motivational group or friends, I would really apreciate if you help me to find spanish speaker friends because it is kind of difficult to communicate in a different language :). I am from Honduras and I really enjoy this page. I need more friends to support me in this goal to be healthy. Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:03:45 EST One day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x39450988 My New Years resolution - my promise to myself - to love myself enough to take better care of myself so I will feel better and get healthier, one day at a time. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:40:15 EST Hi yall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x39423508 Hello all I am a 33 female and a mother of one 16 month old son. I am trying to loose weight so I can watch him grow up. I lost my father to a heart attack at the age of 54. I saw what was in store for me if I didnt do anything about my weight. I want to be able to see my son grow up. So step by step and day by day I will do my best to loose weight and be healthy. Not only for him but for myself. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 23:40:16 EST SIGN UP HERE FOR THE FEBRUARY CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x39407352 Hi everyone! Here is the thread to sign up for the February Challenge. If you want to know what it will be like (or similar to) you can look at the threads (topics) for the January challenge to get an ideal. <BR> Please post your first name when signing up. If your not comfortable then you dont have to. I just think its more personal to use someones first name then just the spark name. <BR> <BR> YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COPY AND PASTE! I will add you to this list as you sign up! <BR> <BR> <em... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:44:38 EST in need of help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x39397308 I'm so not motivated discused by how I look and totaly depressed and my unhealth life style has rubbed off on my son so I really need a life coach to help me. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 04:10:55 EST Michelle D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x39335485 I am 40 yrs old and need to get rid of at least 50 lbs. I start & lose my motivation. I'm reading the book & trying to navigate this website. I'm an avid reader and have 2 young children to chase after. Any help in getting me started & keeping me going would be greatly appreciated. I know I can do this!!!! Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:19:03 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x39196396 hi i'm new here, dont know muck about how to use a computer, but i know i have to get this weight off. i'm 62 and not getting any younger, i hope i can find some people to motivate me Sun, 16 Jan 2011 06:38:20 EST MINI CHALLENGE for those waiting on FEB CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20007x39170014 Hi Everyone! THIS IS ONLY for those that DID NOT get to sign up for the January Challenge! The sign up for the January Challenge has been closed as of today, January 14th. You can do this mini challenge! <BR> <BR> Please join us for the February Challenge! A sign up thread for that will be posted closer to the end of this month. <BR> <BR> The MINI CHALLENGE does not have daily points! See how many days you can do this..... <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8 glasses of water! <BR> 2. Track your food! ... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:44:07 EST