SparkPeople SparkPeople's Swimsuit Bootcamp Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=20982 This Bootcamp is for people following SparkPeople's 7-day Bootcamp Workout videos. Get support, motivation and more challenges here. Everyone is welcome! SparkPeople SparkPeople's Swimsuit Bootcamp Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=20982 Wearing the suit I trained for !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x48830390 Good bye and thank you for your support Wed, 4 Jul 2012 21:36:27 EST Hi Im Kayla!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x47829579 Im new to this team.Im afraid to show my body in public especially in a bikini.I wanna wear a two piece by June for when I go to Missouri to visit my boyfrend/fiancee.I going for 3mnths,coming home for 2 1/2 and moving out there the nxt month,November.I joined this site for the 3rd time.I finally am ready for real weight loss.I was 210lbs in November 2011,now Im 177.6!Lost about 32.6lbs!I wanna be 135.4lbs by November or later.Im starting to lov my body for once.My bf/fiancee says im so beaut... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:56:01 EST Mind over matter!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x47826634 I will cast down every thought that does not build me up or encourge me to loose weight!!! I can do all things through christ which strenghtens me!!! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:34:53 EST just starting bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x46979954 week 1, day 1, hour 1 <BR> Time to get to work! Thu, 8 Mar 2012 21:28:19 EST I'm taking SparkPeople seriously this year... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x45768411 I've been a member since 2009, but I haven't allowed myself the full time to interact on SparkPeople. I want to live a more active life...my family already eats pretty healthy food. My goal is to run a Half Marathon this year and a bunch of 5Ks. I got a pedometer for Christmas so I'm excited to get going! I'd also like to lose 30 pounds. I've also decided to not go to "food fundraisers" until I'm back on track. Cheers everybody! 2012 is going to be great! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:13:57 EST Summer Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x43650166 Did everyone on this team achieve their summer weight loss goals? Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:50:05 EST SWIMSUIT BOOTCAMP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x43256180 I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS BOOTCAMP I THINK IT WELL HELP ME LOSE THE WEIGHT I AM WANTING TO LOSE Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:04:29 EST A little question about the bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x43046650 Hey. I started today SP's Swimsuit Bootcamp and I want to know if I'm supposed to do only the the execises in the video. I mean if it's enough. I usually do cardio exercises 6 days/week and strength exercises 3 days/week. Thank you:) Mon, 18 Jul 2011 03:04:33 EST Hi from Mke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x41780592 I'm working on turning my life around to being healthy. Working on being less lazy and making wise food choices. Still trying to be less of a picky eater. I have a pair of jeans I'd like to fit in. I think that's my current short term goal. <BR> Working on finding my way around here <BR> <BR> hi all Thu, 12 May 2011 11:08:48 EST where are the videos? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x41622093 Where can I find the swimsuit bootcamp videos on the site? Wed, 4 May 2011 12:05:55 EST Does This Work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x40707996 Hi everyone, I just wanted to know if anyone has tried this 4 week workout with a successful finish? If so, what kind of results did you see? I am trying to find out new and fun ways of getting my cardio. Please help. Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:06:38 EST Red Bikini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x38818137 Hello! My name is Lee Ann. <BR> I have actually been losing weight on my own since 8/5/10. My beginning weight was 193. Today I weighed in at 166. <BR> I just ended a contest at the gym that I attend. The winner gets 10 personal training sessions. We find out the winner on Tuesday. The contest began 10/28 and ended 12/28. You get your name put in the drawing for every 5 pounds that your loose. I lost 12.4 pounds. I celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and went on a vacation and... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:58:16 EST Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x38511774 This was my first day for this bootcamp but I think it went really well... I just finished New You today also so it was a duo day... This workout seems to be a little harder then the one I just finished so I'm pretty excited about that cause I found the other one to be a little too easy for me... TFL Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:40:02 EST HI! This is my first blog entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x38088348 Hi everyone, my name is Avneet and this is the first time I have put myself out there on Sparkpeople. I have been trying to do things myself, but apparently that is not working. I have been trying to eat right, workout, and lose weight; but it is just seems like I am alone in this. Maybe help from all of you will motivate me to do better... so here I am. I hope I'm doing this right. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 11:47:54 EST Hi everyone I want to be Fit and healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x38010313 So If I am to be fit By next August. I need Your Help!!!!!!!!People who are Geographically close to me. Please help be my coach. I need Champions. I need Coaches from every where. I have that as my goal. I need exercise partners. Even if its a Call or an Email to say did you Exercise today or did you eat well today? Thu, 18 Nov 2010 22:18:04 EST On a mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x37124793 Hello everyone, <BR> I am really excited about getting back into shape and staying that way. I own it to myself to be the best me I can be. Tue, 5 Oct 2010 12:48:44 EST team update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x36246398 The leaders are still available if anyone has questions or needs help! Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:00:18 EST Swimsuit Bootcamp, getting ready for Spring 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x35564661 Hello everyone! I'm new to Spark as of yesterday and really hyped about all the ppl and information on here! <BR> Currently started with some cardio routine and was wondering what everybody is doing to get a lean stomach and nice abs. Can anyone recommend a diet, workout routine or exercise that worked for them? <BR> <BR> Also I might be far from even thinking about abs at the moment but Im aiming for a major makeover for Springbreak 2011! Is that a realistic time frame? <BR> <BR> All the b... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:27:44 EST daily challenges from Nicole http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x34674840 I just joined the team and the goals of daily video and daily challenge from coach Nicole. Where does one find the daily challenges? <em>303</em> Tue, 8 Jun 2010 17:44:27 EST My first day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x34158568 Hello everyone! I am an 18 year old female living in California and I would love to get into my swimsuit this summer and truly look good in it. If you guys know what I mean :) lol. Anyways today is the day I start this so good luck to everyone that's already started and good luck to everyone that will start it. <BR> <BR> My stats: <BR> AGE: 18 <BR> CURRENT WEIGHT: 140 <BR> IDEAL WEIGHT: 120 <BR> HEIGHT: 5 feet 0 inches Sat, 15 May 2010 13:29:58 EST New To This Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x33432465 Hello, <BR> I am NEW to this Group and have been with Spark for quite some time and yet im doing this again. This time around I am totally comitted to this. I am on my 4th week now and eating right plus exercising. I do the JM 30 Day shred and Leslie Sansone walk dvd's plus I have a Treadmill & Gazelle rider I use and 4lb weights. I try to do some type of exercise everyday and I mix it up each day so I don't get bored and so that my body doesn't get use to a routine. <BR> I am 42/F and I li... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:49:55 EST i just joined this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x32729431 my name is sukina i just joined this group and im looking forward to the challeges Tue, 16 Mar 2010 08:42:55 EST FIRST WEEK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x32622787 Hi! I just finished my first week of SparkPeople and I'm so excited! I've already lost a few pounds in this short time. I've started eating right before and did not succeed, but why can't I start again? I really want to be back where i was only 5 years ago. In those last 5 years 60lbs have crept up on me and I am ready to get rid of them! I just went through my closet and got rid of most of the skinny clothes that have been lying around for years because they remind me that I've never been ab... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:02:20 EST Hey Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x32254995 Hey everyone! I'm Kate. I'm a college student studying Marketing and hoping to get a job next December in marketing research for a service-oriented field, like healthcare or education. I love singing and I've recently started learning guitar! (SOOO much fun!) After some run-ins with alleged ovarian cysts, that caused some significant weight gain, I'm looking forward to getting back on track and starting a new chapter in my life. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:49:32 EST Digging out of the snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x32140327 I've recently moved from CA to WY and the cold weather has put a hamper on my normal fitness routine. In the constant sunshine, I was often active outdoors. Here in the snow, I'm trying to find new ways to stay fit. This site seems like a great tool to help track how it goes! Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:41:39 EST Just saying Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x32096911 Hi Everyone, <BR> Just beginning to learn how to navigate this site, and following the checklist. <BR> Needing to lose ~25 lbs and get more active. <BR> Hope to find great inspiration on this site...looking great so far. Sat, 20 Feb 2010 08:09:26 EST trying hard to loose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x31986041 I have been trying to loose for a while now and i seem to be at a standstill Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:55:03 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x31952084 Hi. <BR> <BR> I am here to lose weight and to consult with like minded individuals. I also intend to tone up and strengthen my muscles! Sun, 14 Feb 2010 16:59:08 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x31372464 Hi! My name is Samantha. I am still getting use to spark people but I really enjoy the bootcamp videos so I thought this would be a great group to join! Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:31:21 EST hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x30987131 Hi I'm Connie. I need to lose just a few pounds. For the past three years I have exercised really hard, but have not lost any weight. Discouraging. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:26:22 EST Detoxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x30982553 I saw Dr. Ian's 4 day diet plan today, which is a detox of sorts. Has anyone heard anything about it or tried it? You still get to eat a bunch of food, but it's very structured. I'm tempted to try it, and I would love feedback from anyone that has knowledge of it. Thanks! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:14:51 EST hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x30583143 Hey there! my name is Laurie and I am soooo excited to get my fanny in gear so i can shed the weight to feel confident..even in a swimsuit!! Go team! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 13:34:10 EST Hello, I am Denise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x30558934 ok, so today I am starting again. 56 pounds to lose by August. Wish me luck. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 14:18:57 EST new bootcamp starting in January! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x30256190 Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that the Official Spark Your Body Bootcamp will be starting in January. Here's a link if you want to join: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=37611 </link> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:17:36 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x29826085 I'm new to the message boards, not to Spark People. Just stopping by to say hi! Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:16:32 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x28094959 New to the team and ready for a plan that I can and will stick to. Tue, 1 Sep 2009 00:48:46 EST Hi I am jusgav mother of 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x27506293 I am a mother of 2 boys one is 15 going on 30 and very active, my younger son is 10 turning 11 very soon not so active and over weight. I thought how can I set an example for him if I do not take care of myself. I am eating all the wrong food and not getting exercise. So I am going to make a difference for myself and for my family. I have started diets before and they never stick. I am going to try to keep myself very busy and active on SPARK! <BR> GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL! Wed, 5 Aug 2009 19:03:48 EST please help me with my 5 month journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x27449936 hi there everyone ! for those of you who know me, you know that i have been m.i.a <BR> <BR> so i am back with a MAJOR mission ! and hopefully with sparkpeople and with your help i can conquer this mission. so here is the deal, my boyfriend arjun will be going away for 5 months for work and while i will miss him A LOT and i will probably be bummed out for awhile, i figure i could take advantage of this time to really put focus on myself and lose some weight for good. i was thinking that it ... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 15:19:29 EST Time to say hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x27327265 Hi, I've been using Spark People for the last few months and thought it was time to say hello. Particularly as I started off well losing a couple of pounds but the last few weeks I haven't been so good so have decided it's time to start taking this seriously and being more proactive about my weight loss. <BR> <BR> Jayne Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:37:45 EST Need to feel better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x27311301 Hello my name is Tracy. Im trying to loose weight again. Lost it several times and now Im back at it again. As I get older it gets harder and with 2 boys into sport they are not impressed when I can't play with them. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:47:32 EST I'm ready for a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x27215328 I am in my early 30s, live on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii and I am ready to jump start my weight loss. Spark People is a great website. By visiting it daily, I am held accountable, and therefore, it keeps me motivated to achieve greater things. I am looking to lose about 35 pounds, to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. By making one change in my life, baby steps, it leads me to change another, and another. Spark People, Thank you. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 03:04:33 EST need suggestions on workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x26788783 My goal for the next few weeks is to lose about 6 pounds a week. Any suggestions on workouts that would help me reach my goal? I'm also looking for buddies to help me stay on track. Thanks! Sun, 5 Jul 2009 18:28:08 EST Return-ee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x25803645 I dropped out of Sparkpeople for a little while, but when I hit 260 I knew that it was time to come back. I didn't want to just laze around about it this time. So, I decided to join this group to boost my stamina and motivate me. I really really want this. I have 100 pounds more to go! Mon, 25 May 2009 17:30:23 EST Return-ee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x25803634 I dropped out of Sparkpeople for a little while, but when I hit 260 I knew that it was time to come back. I didn't want to just laze around about it this time. So, I decided to join this group to boost my stamina and motivate me. I really really want this. I have 100 pounds more to go! Mon, 25 May 2009 17:29:49 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x25750086 Hi guys! I am fairly new to the group- I've just been watching from the sidelines. I cant wait to get started and benefit from Spark! :) Fri, 22 May 2009 22:54:35 EST Hello to all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x25478600 My name is Dureen & I am new to SparkPeople. The thought of walking around in a swimsuit makes me cringe! I am excited about joining this group & I can use all of the help, support & guidance that you can give! I just had knee surgery so I am very limited as to what I can do. Basically...I can't do much at this point. I wear a full length leg brace...any suggestions of exercises I can do??? Tue, 12 May 2009 13:47:16 EST videos? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x25377581 Where are the videos for this bootcamp? Fri, 8 May 2009 10:03:42 EST BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MY MISSING SON! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x25238069 My son Zackary left our house in Waco, Texas between 1 pm and 4 pm on 5-2-09. As far as we know, he left on foot and may be carrying a black and light blue backpack, usually packed pretty full. He is 6'2" weighs 240 lb and just turned 18 on 3-15-09. <BR> BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MY MISSING SON! Sun, 3 May 2009 16:04:52 EST New to all of this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x25191875 I am new to all of this. I just joined the swimsuit bootcamp and I am not sure what to expect or how it is done. Can anyone tell me how it works or advise me on where to look on this website for the information. Thanks and have a good day! Fri, 1 May 2009 15:02:03 EST Hello Ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x24995866 My name is Aris and I joined thies site a couple of days ago after a long search for a site that I would enjoy being part of... <BR> <BR> I am 26 and the mother of two kids... I just had my son 9 motnhs ago and I definely want my body back.. Befor I got preggo I wweighted 110 lbs.. I went up to 154 and now am back down to 122... My weight has always been a big issue for me... Its not just loosing the weight, but keeping it and toning my body specially for this summer... I need my bikini body... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:50:53 EST New Challenges... New swimsuit Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x24894263 Okay I was looking over all of this and I was wondering when does the Challenges start for summer 2009 can anyone tell me?? I asked this because I have them as a myspace friend and it said this( Are you ready for swimsuit season? Join SparkPeople's Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp! http://teams.sparkpeople.com/SweatsuitToSw<BR>imsuit 1 hour ago )this came straight from my myspace page. so if anyone know or can help me please let me know Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:44:43 EST New Mama Seeks Bikini Body!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x24874992 I am 21 and I have a 4 month old I need to lose this baby weight and it is now crunch time!! Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:09:32 EST some advice about the new reports...BMR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x24808444 hey all, Just a quick question....4 days ago I noticed the new reports and have been using the daily calorie differential to keep track of my deficits...however, 3 days ago until today it said my BMR was 1585 and today when i logged on it said 1855. Could this be because I worked out 4x...does it automatically adjust?? Not sure...Any advice would be great as I am now trying to log my daily calorie deficits to make sure I get to at least 3500 to lose a pound, I think this will work as i have b... Fri, 17 Apr 2009 21:26:55 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x24758040 Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Brenda. I am going to St. Lucia in October to get married and REALLY want to lose 15 pounds. I need support!!! Thu, 16 Apr 2009 06:36:58 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x24588095 I'm Stephanie from PA. I've been here for two weeks now and am having a tough time getting into the exercise routine. I did walk on Sunday and did a Biggest Loser Video tonight (thought I was going to pass out - lol) I'm going to give these videos a try for the four weeks as well as do cardio. I'm glad to be here and hopefully I can offer some support to everyone as well as receive it. Have a great day everyone. Thu, 9 Apr 2009 18:53:25 EST Newbie Shooting For two-Piece Bikini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x24078950 <em>185</em> Hello everyone My name is Kimberly and I am trying to get in shape for the summer. I have lost +106lbs with the help of Weight Watcher as of Aug. 2007& Sparkpeople.com as of Dec.2007 & i love love Love it!!! I started doing the Swim Suit Boot camp videos on Sunday. I downloaded them && play them from my laptop. It is very convenient being that I am a college student so I stay busy. <BR> <em>406</em> <BR> I hope that I am able to tone up an gain muscle because I have some loos... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:08:59 EST I NEED HELP! PLEASE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x23898702 Hello <BR> I am really starting to go into panic mode. I'm 20 years old, I weigh 190lbs and I'm getting married in September. I need to lose at least 30 lbs by then so that I can feel pretty on my wedding day. Ive tried everything, can someone please be like my weight loss buddy? I need someone to push me and to help me out through rough patches. I cant do this alone and I really need help. I'm at my witts end and I dont know what to do. Please help me! <BR> Jenny <em>198</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 23:59:50 EST Need advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x23813774 I've been doing the bootcamp videos for a while now (4 weeks the normal bootcamp videos, and after that 4 weeks of the New You bootcamp videos). I want to change a bit now, and I was wondering what would be the best: going back to the first bootcamp videos, sticking with the new you bootcamp videos, mixing them up, or doing something else all together. Any advice is welcome! <BR> Jess Sun, 15 Mar 2009 12:24:56 EST Hi my name is: "stuck and frustrated" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x23095051 my real name is sherry, I just did day 1. I'm here because like my heading says I'm stuck and frustrated in the 150's and can't seem to get out. I just completed 4 weeks of barry's bootcamp and only lost 5 pounds and maybe 1/2 an inch to an inch off my waist and hips. I was very discouraged this morning when I did my weekly friday weigh ins, I thought I would've lost more weight or inches. so starting today I'm going to add this into my barry's bootcamp workouts and see if maybe this will hel... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:27:01 EST Do Your Best http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x22979654 "Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reason and results and reasons simply don't count." Have a great week team. <BR> <em>285</em> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 04:47:08 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x22938860 My name is Tori and i am very excited to be here on this team Sun, 15 Feb 2009 21:02:00 EST comments on swimsuits .....good and bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x22707398 i went to egypt this december and i needed to buy a new suit...i was in bulgaria when i was shopping and the suits are in size 00-0-01...i found a size large which didn't impress the sales girls... and it almost cut me in 2...yesterday i used the same suit when i rewarded myself with a steam room session...the darn thing fit!!! <BR> in bulgaria the young women are all very slender..cos they smoke consantly and eat shopska salads..tomatoe/cucumber/feta cheese.. <BR> not very healthy but 'insty... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 14:30:38 EST Sargeant's Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x22686624 Has anyone or do you know anyone who has done the Sergeant's Program? I'm thinking about doing it this Spring. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 19:45:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x22655172 My name is Cyndi and I'm excited to join a new group! I've always wanted to do a boot camp...and when I seen the word swimsuit...I was happy because summer is just around the corner...and to look good is my goal! LOL My husband (of 5-years) agrees :). I guess a little background. I weigh in at 190!! The highest I have ever been! Before I had my daughter 5-years ago I weighed 135...I want that back...boy do I want that back. With all your help and support I'm sure I will get there! Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:47:19 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x22586990 Hi I am new. I am goin to start with the 7-day bootcamp. With cardio 5 times a week. I have one question can I do the 10 min. work outs in the morning and cardio inthe afternoon? Or do I have to do the one after the other? would like to know. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:50:07 EST joined spark today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x22576294 just discovered this site and joined today. looks great. my goal is to go from 161 to 120 by end of june this year. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:59:45 EST Hi, started Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x22373957 Hi, my names Kim and I am joining this team to keep me on track as I start to regain my fitness goals and get ready for SCUBA diving this spring. Thanks Thu, 29 Jan 2009 07:42:35 EST Lacking of Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x22345620 Hi I from the Caribbean and i think that this is a wonderful site. I am not really new to spark people but i've been soo busy i just started. It's kind of difficult for me, being a single mom who works full time and goes to school. I tend to lack motivation but i am sticking it out. <BR> <BR> So good luck to everyone out there <em>48</em> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:38:53 EST New bootcamp?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x21524458 Hey, I was wondering if there was going to be a swimsuit boot camp in the new year? I'm currently doing the "new YOU" bootcamp, however, what's better than one bootcamp goal other than two? <BR> Thanks! Tue, 6 Jan 2009 06:36:20 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x21350610 Hello Everyone <BR> <BR> I just joined this team and I really want to make a difference in myself. I started eating more fruits and vegetables this week. I'm just tired of having more stomach than I need. Being able to fit into my nicer clothes again will make me feel better about myself. <BR> <BR> GO SELF!!!! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 14:17:58 EST I'm new, and looking for a great work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x21350011 Hi, <BR> I'm new to this team; WOW! you have a huge membership! I'm looking forward to a challeging new workout, that will help me to tone up, and get ready to get my new swimsuit body. <BR> I haven't been seen in a swimsuit in over 10 years, and I've lost enough weight now, that I'm actually looking forward to it! <BR> Thanks for all of your help, <BR> Karen Thu, 1 Jan 2009 14:00:17 EST Vitamin B-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x21254921 Can anyone please tell me if this vitamin works in speeding up the metabolism? <BR> <BR> I also need a good source of calcium any recommendations? <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Dec 2008 13:13:49 EST SP's New YOU Bootcamp Challenge and Contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x20976773 <BR> SparkPeople's New YOU Bootcamp Challenge and Contest <BR> Get Fit and Win Big in January! <BR> -- By SparkPeople Editorial Staff <BR> <BR> You've set your goals for the year and resolved to get fit, eat better, tone up and lose weight for good. Are you ready to uphold your resolutions once and for all? <BR> <BR> SparkPeople can help! <BR> We created the New YOU Bootcamp Challenge and Contest to motivate and inspire you to reach your fitness goals in 2009. We call it “Bootcamp” not be... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 02:00:08 EST WHY AM I JUST FINDING THIS GROUP?!?!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x20363273 Needless to say, I'm brand new to this group...and it seems to be just my busy cup of tea! <BR> I'm sooooooo ready to go! Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:53:26 EST Hello. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x20319163 My name is Randi and new to this group. I was wondering if someone could msg me on my page about where the videos would be that we are suppost to be doing. Thanks alot. <em>247</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:59:31 EST how to report video workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x20292362 Does anyone know how to add workout videos to the exercises? I do Cindy Crawford's workout videos and Billy Blank's Tae-Bo and I don't know how to keep track of them on here. Mon, 17 Nov 2008 22:48:37 EST Exercise Classes or Workout by Yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x20275325 I am trying to figure out where people have had more success, taking classes or exercising by themselves? I have signed up for classes and even when I have a lot of fun I have a hard time getting there every week. So what work's best for you? Do you have any tricks that get you to the gym to either take a class or just hop on the treadmill? Thanks! Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:01:40 EST Joining 7 Day Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x20247031 Hi!! I am starting the Bootcamp today. <BR> Female, 65 years young. Need to lose the last 10 pounds to my goal weight, and strengthen my abs and just be as healthy as possible. Would love to hear suggestions for extra exercise, food tips, anything that has been successful for others. <BR> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 10:55:53 EST All the workouts and challenges in one place! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x20039649 So, this may take me a while, but I've created a calendar for myself with all 4 months of challenges that Coach Nicole, Outofcontrol, and MichelleVW gave us. I'm going to start posting them here, all in one spot. If you're like me, it'll help actually keep track of them, rather than trying to find them all, since they're no longer in chronological order in the team posts! <BR> Day 1 Workout: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1083 </link> <BR> <BR> Day 2 wor... Sat, 8 Nov 2008 16:38:24 EST Hello, I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x19678456 I've been trying to lose weight since I was twelve. But because I started with the wrong kind of plan, I've been on that indefinite weight yoyo between 112 (the slimmest I got) to 135lbs (my current weight). <BR> <BR> Now, I'm 23, married and slowly realizing that my body was not how it used to be. The drive is still there, but the energy level is fast depleting. Add to this is my boring desk job that allows me little, if not less, activity/movement. <BR> <BR> I want to start anew before ... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 22:06:04 EST Hubby Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x19555962 My husband is a pretty big guy. 6'2 about 367lbs. He has finally decided to get healthy, and I cannot be more proud of him. He has decided to do this by walking to work everyday, and it is about 2.5 miles but mostly at an uphill incline. He is seeing improvement almost daily and is finally enjoying it I believe (although still hard nonetheless). My issue however, is that when he gets home, he is so horribly exhausted that literally all he does is have dinner, and sit down on the couch and ins... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:06:11 EST HELP !!! Need Suggestions, PLEASE !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x19537881 hey there everyone ! my name is amanda and i have a question in regards to my hips and thighs...lastnight i got my bf to take pics of me in my skivvies (if thats how you spell it LOL) and i was so shocked when i seen the pics ! i could not believe the size of my hips and upper thighs...i literally cried for like an hour, i couldnt help it...i know i am overweight but just seeing myself exposed like that was unbelievable ! <BR> <BR> my current measurements for my hips are 49" and my thighs ar... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 18:41:56 EST It's mid-month, but.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x19453256 Hi! I am rejoining this group after a very manic summer and fall. <BR> I'm starting this TOMORROW (10/19)... I have a holiday dinner on 11/15 and would like to have this goal completed (or near completed) by then. <BR> <BR> Does anyone care to join me? Sat, 18 Oct 2008 21:41:25 EST 40 days of community http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x19249994 i am starting a group for community bible's 40 days of community <BR> <BR> it is a once a week meeting that will be held on thursdays at 7pm at my house <BR> <BR> the purpose of this group is to build healthy spiritual lives by building a healthy small group community <BR> <BR> if you are interested give me a call my # is 770-946-3072 child care provided if needed Sat, 11 Oct 2008 17:08:09 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x19242831 Hi i am from Ireland but live in London UK. <BR> <BR> I am a good listener and always try to do my things to the best of my ability Sat, 11 Oct 2008 09:55:29 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x19242667 Hi i am new to this board, i have already lost 2st 5lbs but it has taken me a long time, i now need to start toning up and getting in shape, i havent done any exercise up to now as i am limited with what i can do but i am willing to give this a try and hope that with your support i can get there. Sat, 11 Oct 2008 09:47:29 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x19191501 Hey just joining my sister Storme in this group. I'm looking to lose 15 - 20 lbs by Christmas. I've gotten too comfy in my life with work and relationship I let myself slide on the excercise and nutrition department. I've lost 50 lbs before so hopefully I'll have that motivation again. Hey Storme can you get divorced and have another wedding do I can be maid of honor again and have some motivation!! <em>100</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2008 10:39:16 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x19107596 My name is Jenny and I'm getting married next year. I'm really overweight and I'm not happy with my bidy image @ all! I want to lose like 30 lbs, but I dont know how to do it. I want to be beautiful and skinny for my wedding day, but I feel like I have no time for exercise and dieting doesnt work because Im never @ home. I could really use the hlep. I need someone to motivate me and hlep me get through this, Im @ my witt's end with this! PLEASE HELP ME!!!! Mon, 6 Oct 2008 19:28:26 EST Hallo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x19067887 Hello, I am linux admin that spends 10 hours a day at a desk. I've put on 50 pounds over the last year, and am pretty unhappy about that. A few friends and coworkers and I are also tracking our weight loss in the form of a contest. I really like the spark people layout. <BR> Sun, 5 Oct 2008 09:16:02 EST October boot camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x18920484 Anyone want to do an october challange? <BR> Every day/week something extra to get healthy. <BR> <BR> Anybody can post a challange or ask for help. <BR> <BR> Feel free to add your own thoughts. Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:09:29 EST I'm back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x18804799 I joined for May, but after the first month I left. I now weigh in at 140 lbs. and I want to reach 115 lbs. by April 10, 2009. Please visit my page. Thu, 25 Sep 2008 16:18:14 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x18776752 H,i my eating is in pretty good shape. <BR> I have said I am going to work out every day, and have not, well I am sure a lot of you know what I am talking about. I would love to have someone to check in with each day , so is there anyone else out there that needs daily motivation/accountability <BR> Please get in touch <BR> Jill Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:41:37 EST I want a Bikini for Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x18556715 Summer may be over but I have just begun! My birthday was a few days ago and I gave myself the best present of all, not giving up! The day after my birthday I cheated on my diet, but unlike so many times before, the next day I got back on track! Instead of blowing it and wallowing in self indulgence like I have so many times before I went back on my diet and back to the gym! What makes this even more significant is the scale is not budging! The scale and I have battled for years, I quit! The ... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:23:31 EST challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x18220057 When I come to this page, I get a box that says I haven't joined any challenges but when I scroll down, the one I want to join shows that I track my progress. I can't tell whether I am a member or not. <em>246</em> Thu, 4 Sep 2008 19:26:33 EST fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x18217508 hi, <BR> i fast from 4:00 AM till 6:00 PM everyday, what is the perfect time for my daily workout? <BR> thanx <BR> asmaa Thu, 4 Sep 2008 17:23:13 EST Changes to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x18112380 With summer coming to a close and September beginning, there will be some changes to the team. Starting in September we will no longer be sending out daily challenges. For those of you who still follow the daily challenges and participate, you can find four months worth of daily challenges under the “Daily Workout & Challenges Forum” which can be found here. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard.asp?board=5116x20982 </link> <BR> <BR> There are quite a varie... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 22:34:25 EST Eating better but constantly hungry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x18106670 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been eating healthier foods everyday ( slowly modifying my diet because some habits are really hard to break ) but I'm constantly hungry. <BR> <BR> Is this my body adjusting? What could this mean? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 17:28:26 EST Daily Challenge for Thursday August 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x18024573 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to check out the "10 Treats Under 100 Calories: Sparkpeople Slide Show", which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slidesh<BR>ow.asp?show=6 </link> <BR> <BR> Coming up with new ideas for healthy snacks can be difficult. Hopefully this will give you a few tasty ideas that you can incorporate into you meal plan! Wed, 27 Aug 2008 22:29:54 EST Daily Challenge for Wednesday August 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17993214 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to do 2 sets (10-15 reps)of close arm push ups, which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=108 </link> <BR> <BR> This exercise is great for working those stubborn triceps. Tue, 26 Aug 2008 21:26:28 EST Daily Challenge for Tuesday August 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17967244 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to check out Sparkpeople's Motivational Calendars which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1031 </link> <BR> <BR> These calendars are great for helping you work toward achieving healthy habits. You don't necessarily have to use the current month's calendar. Pick one of the healthy habits that interests you, print it out and try following it for t... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 23:38:30 EST Daily Challenge for Monday August 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17928460 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to read "The 4 Best Butt Exercises" which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=411 </link> <BR> <BR> This article covers the most effective exercises for the glutes and provides instructions on how to perform them. Incorporating some of these moves into your weekly routine could prove to be beneficial to the appearance of your lower body. Sun, 24 Aug 2008 15:32:47 EST Leaving team for awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17902633 I am leaving team for about 6 weeks, I am going in Mon. for a Hysterectomy. I will really need to get back to work on my weight after 6 weeks, I hope everything goes well for all of you all. Take care and Good luck. <BR> <BR> Sherry Sat, 23 Aug 2008 09:11:35 EST Daily Challenges for Sat. and Sun. August 23 & 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17882570 Your daily challenge (optional) for Saturday August 23 is to try Sparkpeople's conversion calculator. Weighing and measuring food can be frustrating, but tracking is easier if you know conversions like tablespoons to cups. There is also a handy conversion calculator on the food tracker. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/nutritio<BR>n_serving_calculator.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Your daily challenge(optional)for Sunday August 24 is to read Coach Dean's article on fat burning advice. <B... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 11:21:11 EST Daily Challenge for Friday August 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17858445 Your daily challenge (optional) is to read the Sparkpeople article Dining Out Strategies for Specific Cuisines. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=548 </link> <BR> This is a great resource to learn which foods to look for and which foods to avoid in many different types of restaurants. Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:18:38 EST Daily Challenge for Thursday August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17825707 Your daily challenge (optional) for Thursday August 21 is to browse through the Frequently Asked Questions about Nutrition and Fitness: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_th<BR>e_experts_questions.asp#nutritionqs </link> <BR> There is probably something there that you've always wondered but were afraid to ask. You don't have to read all the questions and answers, just whatever catches your eye. Save the page to your favorites so you'll have a quick reference. <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Aug 2008 11:03:29 EST Daily Challenge for Wednesday August 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17798624 Your daily challenge (optional) is to check out Sparkpeople's new workout videos and do one extra workout of your choice: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos.<BR>asp </link> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:16:19 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17770931 so i love that you can add all the boot camp workouts to your work out planner and track them that is way cool....but has anyone found a way to add the day one work out to track as well? if so please give me a shout back <BR> -tanks Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:47:09 EST Feeling So Sad, I Need Someone To Talk To http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17770485 lately i ve been feeling so down and frustrated....i havent been losing anything but i havent been completely giving it my all either....i keep thinking to myself that im never going to lose this weight....i always think of the worst....my bf says to me yesterday " are you going to be able to do this? " and now i ask myself the same question "will I?" i dont seem to know what i should stick with for eating, and lately i havent been exercising....maybe im expecting too much from myself ? now a... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:31:54 EST Daily Challenge for Tuesday August 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17767148 Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to check out the Daily Spark, a healthy lifestyle blog brought to you by Sparkpeople. <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/ </link> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 11:59:28 EST Will I Have Loose Skin After Losing 60 Pounds ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17751426 im just wondering if i will have loose skin after losing around 60 pounds? im so scared that after all of this hard work that i ll have to face this problem...has anyone lost a bunch of weight and was fine ? Sun, 17 Aug 2008 21:02:58 EST Daily Challenge for Monday August 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17740910 Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to use the Sparkpeople system to set a different goal in addition to weight loss. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/system/index.asp </link> <BR> <BR> This system is one of the unique features of Sparkpeople that will keep you as an active member even after you reach your weight loss goals. I have used to this system to develop habits that needed work, like a schedule for getting my house clean, and transitioning from running on the treadmill to ru... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 11:51:12 EST Daily Challenges for Sat August 16 & Sun August 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17675323 PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE <BR> <BR> Sorry to post the weekend challenges so far in advance, but I will be away until Sunday and won't have internet access while I'm gone. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge for Saturday August 16 (optional) is to watch the video "How to Use Sparkpeople's Fitness Tracker" which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1157 </link> <BR> <BR> This video should answer any questions you may have about... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:07:13 EST Daily Challenge for Friday August 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17674378 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is one we've done before, but an important one. Make sure that you get at least 8 glasses of water today. Making sure you drink enough water is essential to weight loss. The more hydrated you are, the more efficient your metabolism is. Ensuring that you're drinking enough water also helps prevent water retention which is often the reason behind those weird fluctuations on the scale. Water can also help fight those... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:32:13 EST Daily Challenge for Thursday August 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17661308 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to do Coach Nicole's "6-Minute Butt Blasting Workout" which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=727 </link> <BR> <BR> It's a great workout for targeting the lower body without having to do boring squats or lunges. <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 08:39:44 EST Your cardio of choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17627894 It would be cool to get a running list of creative cardio workouts, especially since we're supposed to be doing it five days a week. What do you like to do for your cardio? What would you like to get into? What do you do that's kind of out of the ordinary? <BR> <BR> I love biking. I live in a really bike friendly city with plenty of exclusive bike paths. I live about a mile and a half from the grocery store, so when I only have to pick up a few things, it's an easy way to get 20 minutes... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 01:34:11 EST Your cardio of choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17627881 It would be cool to get a running list of creative cardio workouts, especially since we're supposed to be doing it five days a week. What do you like to do for your cardio? What would you like to get into? What do you do that's kind of out of the ordinary? <BR> <BR> I love biking. I live in a really bike friendly city with plenty of exclusive bike paths. I live about a mile and a half from the grocery store, so when I only have to pick up a few things, it's an easy way to get 20 minutes... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 01:33:09 EST videos? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17627175 For some reason when I click on the link to the daily videos I can't see them. I am pretty computer savvy and can't seem to figure it out. Is there another place for them or am I missing a plug-in somewhere?? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Shannon Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:37:30 EST Daily Challenge for Wednesday August 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17614608 PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to read Sparkpeople's article "Top 6 Fitness Myths and Truths" which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=354 </link> <BR> <BR> It's a great article that covers everything from why you can't just lose weight off certain parts of your body to why ab work won't give you a flat stomach. Check it out! Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:48:03 EST Daily Challenge for Tuesday August 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17603759 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to fill up on fiber. Many of us don't get the recommended 25-35 grams each day. Fiber helps you stay full longer so make sure to load up on veggies, fruits and whiole grains. Tue, 12 Aug 2008 09:53:56 EST Daily Challenge for Monday August 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17560560 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to make sure that you do a proper warm up and cool down with your workout. Many people are guilty of skipping this part of their workout since they feel like it's a waste of time. A warm up and cool down helps ensure that your muscles stay injury free. Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:33:48 EST Daily Challenges for Sat & Sun August 9 & 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17494457 Your Daily Challenge for Saturday August 9 (optional) is to plan a special breakfast for the weekend. Take the time to make yourself something nice, like oatmeal or pancakes. There are plenty of healthy versions of our favorites on Sparkrecipes.com. <BR> Your daily challenge for Sunday August 10 (optional) is to schedule routine maintenance on yourself. If you have been procrastinating about getting to the dentist, the hairdresser, or whatever else you know you should be doing to take care o... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:42:04 EST Daily Challenge for Friday August 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17480524 Your Daily Challenge for Friday August 8 (optional) is to read the Mind Over Body plan here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov<BR>er_body_fat.asp </link> <BR> to remind yourself that this is a lifestyle change and a process, not an overnight change. <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Aug 2008 01:00:18 EST Daily Challenge for Thursday August 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17426379 Your Daily Challenge for Thursday August 7 (optional) is the take Sparkpeople's Muscle Building Quiz: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes<BR>_questions.asp?quizid=56 </link> <BR> Even seasoned exercisers may learn something new here! <BR> Wed, 6 Aug 2008 11:54:47 EST Daily Challenge for Wednesday August 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17390040 Your Daily Challenge for Wednesday August 6 (optional) is to create a blog entry answering this question: What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? This is one motivational quote that has been with me since my early days on Sparkpeople. I have been able to do things I never imagined myself doing. What will you do? <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2008 10:48:17 EST Daily Challenge for Tuesday August 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17357656 Your Daily Challenge for Tuesday August 5 (optional) is to sort through your exercise clothes. Throw out the items that are too old and worn, including socks with holes in them. Fitness clothing made of special fabric loses its wicking properties over time and through washings. It's worth replacing your socks regularly to keep your feet healthy. It may also be time for new, smaller exercise clothes! <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 11:35:23 EST Daily Challenge for Monday August 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17342065 Your Daily Challenge for Monday August 4 (optional) is to make a grocery list of your staple healthy items. Sometimes when you dash to the grocery store you forget to pick up the basic items that take the guesswork out of healthy eating, like lowfat dairy products, oatmeal, salad greens, tuna, and fresh fruits and veggies. These basic items can quickly be made into snacks or meals, so keep the list handy and add to it when you find another favorite. <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Aug 2008 21:28:13 EST Daily Challenges for Sat August 2 & Sun August 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17288389 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge for Saturday August 2 (optional) is to do a little more than usual during your workout. If you're lifting weights try lifting a little heavier if you're ready for it. If you're doing cardio, try an extra 5-10 minutes. You get the idea. If you push yourself a little harder every now and then you'll most likely be pleased with the results and the sense of accomplishment. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge for Sunday August 3 (opt... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 16:05:05 EST Daily Challenge for Friday August 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17263351 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to write out your goals for the month of August. The start of a new month is a great time to recommit and refocus. Along with goals, it's always a good idea to include a plan of action to outline how your are going to achieve those goals. Let's make this last month of the summer count!! Thu, 31 Jul 2008 22:13:15 EST Daily Challenge for Thursday July 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17215892 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional)is to check out the Spark Streaks feature, which can be found under "My Tools" toward the top left hand corner of your screen. If you haven't already, choose to Start/Manage Streaks by clicking on the button. You will find a list of all your team goals and you can choose which streaks you would like to track and which ones you would like to be displayed on your SparkPage. This is another great motivational tool! <... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:59:56 EST can you lose weight by snacking ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17215355 i was wondering if you can lose weight by snacking all day ? i noticed that i would rather snack on healthy snacks all day then eat actual meals...im usually snacking on carrots w/hummus or tzatziki, apples, fruit salads(made at home) bananas, yogurt, whole grain crackers w/peanut butter and smart pop popcorn and 50 calorie all fruit ice pops.i also eat fiber one bars and cereals, and lots of water. <BR> <BR> anyone else do the same thing ? i just feel better snacking on healthy foods throu... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:42:03 EST I am soooooo tired.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17188626 that I have been neglecting my regular schedule. I have been burning the midnite oil at work and have no time left for me. I feel bloated, exhausted and depressed about it too! Gads! I am actively seeking vacation time...may be August....to get some rest and recuperation before the back to school madness. <BR> My sleep has been way off...waking up 2 -3 time a nite..well, i am just venting folks...blah-blahing about things that feel out of control at present. Is anyone really in control ... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:42:56 EST Daily Challenge for Wednesday July 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17177671 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to figure out your Waist-to-Hip Ratio which you can do by inputting your measurements here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calcula<BR>tor_waist.asp </link> <BR> <BR> This is a simple way to measure fat distribution and determine whether your health is at risk. It will also give you a good idea about what body shape you are which sometimes explains why it seems to take longer for fat to come of... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 15:19:48 EST Daily Challenge for Tuesday July 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17155306 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to make sure that you're getting enough calories to support the amount of exercise that you do. To make sure that you're eating within the right calorie range, go to your start page and under "My Goals" click beside your calories burned goal. Make sure that your calories burned goal accurately reflects the amount of calories you usually burn in a week. If it doesn't, change the number and SP will adjust your ca... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 23:39:43 EST Goal Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17120880 This week weigh in 109.8 weight lost 17.2 pounds and 6 1/2 inches off my waist, 3 inches off my hips, I finally made my goal weight. well I went a little under but that is better than over my weight goal. Now I have to maintain my weight which is a challenge. Thanks to this boot camp, I was able to stay motivated to exercise daily and eat healthy. I will be posting a new picture of my self and now my I going to sit down and write my new goals to stay motivated to continue to stay healthy. Mon, 28 Jul 2008 04:42:26 EST Daily Challenge for Monday July 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17102525 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional)is leave a comment on someone's SparkPage. Everyone appreciates a little encouragement and support and you just might make their day! Sun, 27 Jul 2008 13:34:12 EST Daily Challenge for Monday July 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17102505 Sorry, wrong forum! Sun, 27 Jul 2008 13:33:14 EST Had to use YouTube this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17096528 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Is anyone else having difficulty viewing the videos this morning? They worked fine yesterday, but I had to go to YouTube to watch the Day One video this morning. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:09:03 EST wanted to make sure?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17051163 the 7 day bc workouts when your done with the 7 days you do it all over again right??? just want to make sure that , thats how it goes. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 14:05:31 EST Looking to mix up strength training ???????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x17050177 If you've 'mastered' the Swimsuit Bootcamp work-out videos and are looking for a new challenge or just looking to 'mix up' your routine, I've got an awesome suggestion: <BR> <BR> New York City Ballet Workout 1 <BR> <BR> I subscribe to Netflix.com and this workout video is free to view under the 'watch instantly' section. This DVD is notoriously challenging, especially because the dancers do not narrate their moves, but after learning so much through Coach Nicole's videos, I didn't even need... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:35:30 EST Daily Challenges for Sat & Sun July 26 & 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17045387 Your Daily Challenge for Saturday July 26 (optional) is to check out Sparkpeople's Lifestyle Centers under the Healthy Lifestyle tab. The Lifestyle Centers are in-depth guides to a variety of life stages and interests. With articles written by SparkPeople’s experts and support from a vibrant Community of people like you, you’ll learn how to make healthy habits fit into your lifestyle—not the other around. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge for Sunday July 27 (optional) is to update your Sparkpa... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 11:28:28 EST Daily Challenge for Friday July 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x17005137 Your Daily Challenge for Friday July 25 (optional) is to start thinking about the next step in your exercise plan. Summer will end and so will the Swimsuit Bootcamp, and you need to have a plan in place so you can move seamlessly to the next level. What goals do you want to accomplish this fall? What steps will you need to take? Start planning now! Thu, 24 Jul 2008 09:36:36 EST Daily Challenge for Thursday July 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16971058 Your Daily Challenge for Thursday July 24 (optional) is to identify three small things that make you happy and do at least one of them today. These can be simple pleasures like a good cup of coffee, a good book, your favorite tv show, or calling a friend. <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:08:30 EST Daily Challenge for Wednesday July 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16956353 Your Daily Challenge for Wednesday July 23 (optional) is to read a Sparkpage you have never read before and leave them an encouraging comment. You never know when your words will reach someone at just the right time. <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 20:52:53 EST Technical ? - Sorry if it's already been asked http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16939328 Can I blow up the workout videos bigger anyhow? I can make do with the little box on the SP page, but if there is way to blow it up full screen or even bigger at all, please clue me in. Thanks!!! Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:43:48 EST Daily Challenge for Tuesday July 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16899970 Your Daily Challenge for Tuesday July 22 (optional) is to review your food and exercise logs and identify one thing you're doing right and one thing that could be improved. Perfection is not necessary for success or progress, but sometimes a little tweak to the program can produce big results. Sometimes we get in a rut or bad habit without realizing it. For example, I found myself finishing the last few bites out of the serving bowl, or grabbing a handful of potato chips without logging it. I... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:44:21 EST Daily Challenge for Monday July 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16856401 I'm heading out of town for a few days and will have intermittent access to the internet, so some of the challenges may come early. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge for Monday July 21 (optional) is to get at least one serving of whole grains. Whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. They help maintain a healthy body weight and a healthy heart. <BR> <BR> The U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests how to include more whole grains in your diet: <BR> <BR> Replace refined foods, ... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 18:45:53 EST Daily Challenges for Sat July 19 & Sun July 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16797553 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> I will be away for a couple days and won't have computer access so I thought I would post the weekend challenges now. <BR> <BR> You Daily Challenge for Saturday July 19 (optional) is to check out Sparkpeople's "Success Stories" which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/community/succes<BR>sstories.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Many members have shared their stories and the secret to their success which is no secret at all, dete... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:17:01 EST Daily Challenge for Friday July 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16797229 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to take Sparkpeople's "The Muscle Building Quiz" which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes<BR>_questions.asp?quizid=56 </link> <BR> <BR> Since the majority of the videos we use for Bootcamp are strength training videos, it might be a good idea to test your strength training knowledge. You might just learn something you didn't already know and be able to get some ideas on... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:06:03 EST Study: Low-carb diet best for weight, cholesterol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16773924 Excerpt: <BR> The new study's results favored the Atkins-like approach less when subgroups such as diabetics and women were examined. <BR> <BR> Among the 36 diabetics, only those on the Mediterranean diet lowered blood sugar levels. Among the 45 women, those on the Mediterranean diet lost the most weight. <BR> *********************** <BR> Study: Low-carb diet best for weight, cholesterol <BR> <BR> Jul 16, 9:03 PM (ET) <BR> By MIKE STOBBE <BR> <BR> ATLANTA (AP) - The Atkins diet may have pr... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 23:09:52 EST Daily Challenge for Thursday July 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16761074 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to watch this SP video titled "Intro to the Power of Your Start Page". A lot of the members on the team are new to SparkPeople and not quite sure how to use all the tools and navigate the site. This is a great tutorial that will show you how to get the most out of Sparkpeople and where you can find different things like articles, nutrition & exercise logs, SparkTeams, message boards and so much more. If you are... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:14:21 EST Daily Challenge for Wednesday July 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16727907 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to complete Coach Nicole's Butt Blasting Workout, which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=727 </link> <BR> <BR> This is one of my favourite SP videos. It's a short, but awesome workout that your butt will definitely feel by the time you're done. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:12:09 EST Daily Challenge for Tuesday July 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16692880 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to join to browse through the SparkTeams page. SparkTeams can be instrumental in achieving success since they allow you to connect with others who have similar interests and goals. You would be surprised at the amount of teams out there. You can browse by category or if you have a certain program or topic in mind, you can type it in the search box and see if there is a team out there for you. <BR> <BR> <lin... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 15:35:55 EST New 10 min. Videos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16681981 Just want to put this suggestion out there that I would love to see some new 10 min. bootcamp videos! Do either of our co-leaders know if this will happen in the near future? I would even be willing to pay for a DVD if Sparkpeople offered one. I know that was one of the questions in the recent survey. Our team momemtum seems to be slowing down, maybe this would get us motivated!!! <BR> Anyway, just curious.... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:05:47 EST Daily Challenge for Monday July 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16663040 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to go to bed 15 minutes early tonight. Many of us don’t get the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night, and this can negatively affect your weight loss efforts. Not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your hormones and metabolic processes which can make it hard to lose weight, or even cause us to gain weight. When we don’t get enough sleep we are less likely to give it our all during a workout or we may... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 16:05:00 EST Spark Goodies for July 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x16655818 I had an idea this morning for the daily challenge today. Since we have the option of giving a sparkgoodie to someone else, why not make a thread of "goodie givers" to spread the joy? <BR> <BR> Here's the idea. I'll check back at 6 p.m. ET and give a sparkgoodie to the person who posts the first response to this message. That person then gives a goodie to the second responder, and so on. <BR> <BR> If we just start giving goodies right away, some people might get missed if a lot of replies c... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 10:29:04 EST Daily Challenges for Sat & Sun July 12 & 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16608847 Your Daily Challenge for Saturday July 12 (optional) is to take the fitness tests in this Sparkpeople article: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1112 </link> <BR> <BR> If you don't have enough time to do them all, try at least one. Record your scores and try again every month or 6 weeks to measure your progress. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge for Sunday July 13 (optional) is to reward yourself with a Sparkgoodie. If you're feeling generous, rewa... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:33:27 EST Daily Challenge for Friday July 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16574552 Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to list all the reasons you are exercising and following a healthy diet BESIDES losing weight. Weight loss is often the reason we all start, but the lifestyle change includes all kinds of other benefits that should keep us on this path, even if without weight loss. This becomes an issue when we reach our goal weight- now we're healthy and don't have weight loss as the driving motivation. So start thinking now of all the ways this lifestyle is beneficial- mor... Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:22:08 EST How Do You Calculate Daily Caloric Needs ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16542129 hey there guys ! i really need help on finding out what i should eat daily to lose weight. i ve been on many sites using calculators to find out what i should eat. but every site and calculator is different. <BR> <BR> what do you guys use for yourself ? and does it work ? if possible give me the sites you ve used and tried or just write your calculations here. <BR> <BR> ive been trying the bmr calculation...this is an example from my blog... <BR> <BR> June 14/08 <BR> 1814 BMR + 510 cal b... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 12:34:23 EST Daily Challenge for Thursday July 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16540433 Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to admire yourself. Clothing is optional, but you'll get a better view nude. Take a good look in the mirror and notice all the positive changes resulting from your hard work. Flex your muscles and pat yourself on the back. Compliment yourself on your favorite features. If you have trouble with this, or you're just starting and haven't seen results yet, try to find a few things that you really like about your appearance and don't beat yourself up over the par... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 11:46:09 EST Daily Challenge for Wednesday July 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16505342 Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to set a fitness goal. You probably already have a goal to exercise a certain number of minutes or burn a certain number of calories, but this is different. Choose a specific fitness goal that you will achieve, such as doing a full pushup, doing a chin-up, running for a mile without stopping, running a 5k or a 10k, lifting a certain weight for a strength exercise, doing a yoga pose, or anything else you can think of. Make a plan for how you will go about ach... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 11:18:47 EST Holiday weekend eating.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16476222 Ok, am I the only one that went way overboard this weekend? I can usually splurge a little bit, then get right back on track. But not this weekend...I just kept on eating until Sunday night. <BR> The funny thing is that I really didn't feel too bad about it. Normally I would feel so guilty. I guess I just needed to indulge my cravings for one long weekend. <BR> I am back on track today, though. I have tracked both meals so far today and am planning my workout for tonight. I did not ge... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:02:58 EST Daily Challenge for Tuesday July 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16470140 Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to skip the soda, even diet drinks! If you don't drink soda, choose something else that you know you would be better off without, and see how you feel without it for one day. <BR> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 11:06:10 EST Daily Challenge for Monday July 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16452394 Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to try a new herb or spice. When we cut down on fat and sugar, at first it seems like all the flavor is gone too. But you can experiment with new flavors without adding extra calories by cooking and seasoning with herbs and spices. This Sparkpeople article has some great ideas: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=297 </link> Sun, 6 Jul 2008 18:44:26 EST Double UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16437036 Is anyone doing more than 1 video per day, or doing 2 or more sets, adding reps? <BR> <BR> I did day 7 and day 1 today. I also aadded a few extra from the moves from the demos list. Sun, 6 Jul 2008 01:24:42 EST july's daily challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x16408778 I'm still relatively new to the site, but I was curious if there was any forum discussions for people doing July's daily challenges or for doing the 7-day bootcamp. Is there any place to converse with others doing July's challenges and to check in daily to support each other? Just wondering if we had that here or if the challenges are just more for our own personal benefit (i know all things are supposed to help us tho). Just curious :) <BR> <BR> personally i would love to chat with people d... Fri, 4 Jul 2008 15:49:13 EST Daily Challenge for Sat July 5 & Sun July 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16408522 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge for Saturday July 5 (optional) is to take SparkPeople's "Weight Loss Myths & Truths Quiz" which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes<BR>_questions.asp?quizid=34 </link> <BR> <BR> This quiz is very informative and helps explain the answers to many of the questions people trying to lose weight frequently ask. Try it and you just might learn something new! <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge f... Fri, 4 Jul 2008 15:33:13 EST Daily Challenge for Friday July 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16385331 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to do Coach Nicole's 15 Minute Abs Workout which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=675 </link> <BR> <BR> This video is a great workout for your core and it might introduce you to some new ab exercises that you can incorporate into your routine. <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2008 15:45:34 EST Daily Challenge for Thursday July 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16354048 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is a simple one, make sure that you get at least 8 glasses of water today. Making sure you drink enough water is so important to weight loss. The more hydrated you are, the more efficient your metabolism is. Ensuring that you're drinking enough water also helps prevent water retention which is often the reason behind those weird fluctuations on the scale. Water can also help fight those cravings since we're often ... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:11:27 EST Looking for scale recommendation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16349132 I'm looking to buy a new scale, and don't want to spend a fortune. It's been years since I bought mine, and the new ones almost all seem to come with so many additional features: calculate BMI, measure fat percentage, measure body water percentage, calculate calories needed to maintain current weight, remember weight history, and on and on. <BR> <BR> First of all, is it really possible to measure all those things just by standing on a scale? How can the scale read my percentage of fat, ... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 12:26:49 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x16335257 Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am a 19-year old college student. I'm getting married next year, but I'm really worried about being a "fat bride". I'm 5'3" and I weigh 191 lbs. Between work, school,and planning a wedding I feel like I have no time to work out. I would really appreciate any advice anyone has to offer, I really want to get down to my goal weight of 150 before my wedding and get my confidence back. Tue, 1 Jul 2008 23:43:34 EST newbie.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x16323219 hello everyone..im a newbie here..:P I've never actually heard of sparkpeople before, i just joined this site bec. it was a requirement for my health/nutrition class. and im really glad i did, bec.i have been really wanting to loose some pounds but never really found the Motivation to do so. i love this site and its really helping me, especially with videos i can follow and all. <BR> <BR> hope to meet a lot of people here at sparkpeople, but more specially here at the swimsuit bootcamp. <em>... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 16:05:25 EST Daily Challenge for Wednesday July 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16322720 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Daily Challenge (optional) is to take SparkPeople's "Portion Distortion Quiz". Having a visual of how big a serving of a particular food is can be helpful, especially when we're faced with situations where the food we're eating doesn't come with a nutrition label. Taking this quiz might come in handy next time you're at a party or out for dinner at a restaurant and you're trying to figure out portion size. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 15:48:29 EST Daily Challenge for Tuesday July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16289882 ********Please do not reply to this message********** <BR> <BR> Welcome to a new month! Congrats to all who completed Bootcamp in June. If you're new to the team or are recommitting, the beginning of a new month is a great time to make a fresh start. <BR> <BR> For the rest of the summer we will be doing things a bit differently. We will still be sending out daily challenges, but we will no longer be including the links to the workouts. For those who wish to, you can follow Coach Nicole's wo... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:56:16 EST question about logging in workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x16283841 i did my first bootcamp workout today. i had to do some modified versions of the scissor jumps and squat thrusts, but overall i was so proud to finish. my real question i guess is...i paused the video when i need a mini break and marched in place for 20-30secs or however long i needed to catch my breath again...so overall it took me 26 min to finish the workout (so so relieved and proud that i kept moving the entire video and never gave up) do i log in 26 min when i log in cardio or just the ... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 12:38:47 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16283257 Some of you may remember that I had to leave the team a few weeks ago due to some health problems and the advice of my doctor. I just had the appointment with the cardiologist that my doctor referred me to and he seems to think that the problems I've been experiencing aren't really anything at all and he's cleared me for exercise again!!! <BR> <BR> The cardiologist still wants to run a transesophageal echo to make absolutely sure it's nothing with my heart, but he said he's almost positive ... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 12:23:49 EST Day 29 Workout & Challenge for Monday June 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16257253 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 29 Workout Video for Monday June 30 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1083 </link> <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 29 (optional) is to log every single thing you put in your mouth on your nutrition page. It's shocking how a bite here and a bite there can really add up and before you know it you've consumed an extra 100-200 calories more than you planned. Often when ... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 15:45:41 EST New to Bootcamp! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x16228468 Hi, everyone! My name is Christine. I'm not really new to Spark People, but I'm new to the team. I joined Spark People earlier this year, but never really gained enough motivation to lose the weight. Now I'm back and I'm determined to shed those pounds! Good luck to all of you. <em>148</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2008 13:58:56 EST Can I do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x16215675 I am at 175 pounds with a height of 5'5".I wanted to know ,am I too heavy to do this or I can do it now. Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:53:36 EST Day 27 & 28 Workouts & Challenges for Sat and Sun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16195977 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Here are both of your workouts and challenges for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Your Day 27 Workout Video for Saturday June 28, can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1088 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 27 (optional) is to browse the Motivational SparkPages. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.c... Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:41:55 EST Has anyone tried Tony Horton's 10 min. workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16193411 I was watching this infomercial (I know they all claim excellent results!!) and was wondering if anyone has tried this workout. My plan is to go to the gym 3 days per week but that doesn't alway happen and was thinging about getting these videos. Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:28:36 EST im late http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16180273 I just found this today on youtube....and i started the day 1 video today...and i hope to keep doing the others:) Thu, 26 Jun 2008 20:47:42 EST Day 26 Workout & Challenge for Friday June 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16169055 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 26 Workout Video for Friday June 27 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1087 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 26 (optional) is to start looking at nutrition labels and ingredients of the foods you buy. You can't always believe the claims on the front of the box. This articl... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:01:27 EST The best Ab exercises!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16140108 My biggest problem is my stomach which all it does is hang since I had my baby. According to my sister my stomach will always hang because of having a baby is that true.She also said that I would have to have a tummy tuck to have a flat belly. Another question what are the best exercises for the stomach, right now I am only using my ball to do crunches on it any suggestion that will help tighten my belly. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:19:12 EST Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16137264 I posted this on the 50's forum but then I thought maybe this might be a better place for my answers. I belong to a gym and every month, I'm allowed a personal trainer who revamps my strenght training routine. I know how to list the exercises here on this site, but how does it keep track with the calories burned? Maybe I should ask if it does keep track of calories burned? <BR> I'm also taking a Zumba class and next week I'm going to try Cardio Hip Hop, but here they are not listed. There is... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:49:44 EST Day 25 Workout & Challenge for Thursday June 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16129961 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 25 Workout Video for Wednesday June 26 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1086 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 25 (optional) is to try fruit for dessert. Especially in the summer, fruit is a fantastic sweet finish to a healthy meal. It doesn't have to be boring either! He... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:11:22 EST Day 24 Workout & Challenge for Wednesday June 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16095457 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 24 Workout Video for Wednesday June 25 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1085 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 24 (optional) is to start a streak. If you're having trouble making something a habit, try tracking a streak. It's even easier now that Sparkpeople added the str... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:58:15 EST Pedometers Really Work to Increase Daily Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x16086273 Pedometers Really Work to Increase Daily Walking Exercise <BR> by David Gutierrez <BR> <BR> (NaturalNews) The use of pedometers to track daily walking goals actually leads to an increase in how much people walk, according to a meta-analysis conducted by researchers at Stanford Medical School and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. <BR> <BR> Researchers examined the results of 26 studies on a total of 2,767 people. They found that people who set daily walking goals ... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 02:35:05 EST Changes to bootcamp for July and August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16062006 I've noticed that we have new people joining all the time and others who are so busy that it's difficult to keep up with the monthly format. So we decided to make some changes for July and August. Instead of a month-long bootcamp, we will simply continue using the 7-day workout plan and issuing daily bonus challenges. We will no longer include the link to the daily workout in the email. You can always access the videos directly from the Sparkpeople Workouts page, or see Coach Nicole's post fo... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:07:40 EST Day 23 Workout & Challenge for Tuesday June 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16061787 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 23 Workout Video for Tuesday June 23 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1084 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 23 (optional) is to make your exercises a little more difficult by adding weight or doing a more challenging variation. It's ok if you can't complete the set that... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:01:48 EST Day 22 Workout & Challenge for Monday June 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x16035288 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> Your Day 22 Workout video for Monday June 23 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1083 </link> <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 22 (optional) is to review your Sparkpeople Membership Card and Pledge. If you're new to Sparkpeople and haven't done this yet, sign your pledge card, and put it where you will see it throughout the day, like at your desk or on your refrigerator. The Membersh... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:05:51 EST help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15992458 This sounds like a great challenge but i have no idea how it all works. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have the spare time to explain it to me?? <BR> <BR> Do i join in the middle of a challenge or do i start the next one? <BR> <BR> Where do i get the videos. <BR> <BR> I'm so stupid!! Sorry!!! Can someone please help. Fri, 20 Jun 2008 16:44:33 EST Day 20&21 Workouts & Challenges for Sat June 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15991547 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Here are both of your workouts and challenges for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Your Day 20 Workout Video for Saturday June 21, can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1088 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 20 (optional) is to read a SparkPeople article. Click on the healthy lifestyle tab on the ... Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:58:49 EST Leaving the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15985243 I just wanted to say thank you to you all! This was a great team I am just finding it hard to keep up lately with all the challenges and posts! I wish you all the best on achieving your goals! You all can do this and remember to focus on all the accomplishment that you have done, not all the negatives....take care to all and thank you again! <BR> <BR> Mythical Fri, 20 Jun 2008 12:23:19 EST gday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x15973481 where can i get my hands on these swimsuit bootcamp work outs? i have decided that i want to put in the hard yards so hit me up with sum work outs PULEEEZZZE! hehhee ;c) Fri, 20 Jun 2008 05:34:54 EST Day 19 Workout & Challenge for Friday June 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15958802 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 19 Workout Video for Friday June 20 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1087 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 19 (optional) is to do 3 sets (10-15 reps) of Lying Double Leg Raises which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercis... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:14:09 EST Which video challenges you the most! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15958764 Day 7 is a killer for me:) Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:12:47 EST coach nicole http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x15955192 how do i know what r the challenges assigned by coach nicole ? Thu, 19 Jun 2008 13:11:55 EST bikini bootcamps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x15955150 where do i download the videos? <BR> Thu, 19 Jun 2008 13:10:31 EST new member - where can I get this bootcamp video? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15955054 I'd like to do this everyday but need to know where to get it. Thanks! Carla Thu, 19 Jun 2008 13:07:19 EST Need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15948868 I need some help in getting back on track. I lost motivation last week after dealing w/my 2 sick kids and getting up in the middle of the night. I felt too tired to exercise in the morning, which is the only time I can do it. I didn't exercise this week either until today, but I really had to push myself. I'm hoping to get back on track as of today, but sometimes it's really hard. Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:51:13 EST Day 18 Workout & Challenge for Thursday June 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15928059 Please do not reply to this post. <BR> <BR> Your Day 18 Workout Video for Thursday June 5 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1086 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 18 (optional) is to come up with a list of things you like about yourself. These don’t have to be just physical characteristics, but they can also be other qualities. ... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:29:37 EST bicyle accident !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15910904 so I started here about a week ago <BR> and I ate properly, drank water and did the exercise videos and everything was going great and then on monday morning when I was cycling to work some idiot knocked me off my bike and I banged my head really hard on the road. <BR> I spent two days in hospital, and now I have to stay a week in bed (with a black eye and really sore dizzy head) <BR> <BR> I didn't eat anything on monday, just some bread, and I can exercise at all this week... <BR> <BR> Typ... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 03:20:26 EST Day 17 Workout & Challenge for Wednesday June 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15895131 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 17 Workout Video for Wednesday June 4 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1085 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 17 (optional)is to do 3 sets (10-15 reps) of Dumbbell Shrugs, which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=4... Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:42:18 EST Day 16 Workout & Challenge for Tuesday June 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15859986 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 16 Workout Video for Tuesday June 17 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1084 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 16 (optional) is to get rid of all the tempting treats in your house. It’s much easier to stay on track when you don’t have a bag of chips or cookies in the cupboar... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:36:49 EST Thank you!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15846629 Thank you EveryOne for the many Birthday blessings. I had a very fun Birthday weekend. I can't lie and say that I did not splurge a little this weekend. But I am now starting a new slate and getting back on track. The nice thing is that I got lots of exercise stuff for my birthday. As soon as I finish my laundry, I'm going to start using them. "Heehee" I can't wait!! <BR> <BR> LOL DandyB Mon, 16 Jun 2008 09:00:26 EST What's For Supper ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15834495 todays supper was... <BR> <BR> 1 small potato <BR> 2 cups of mixed veggies with some spray butter and mrs.dash mmm mmm good ! <BR> 2 cups of H20 Sun, 15 Jun 2008 19:39:40 EST Day 15 Workout & Challenge for Monday June 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15829684 Please do not respond to this post. <BR> <BR> Your Day 15 Workout Video for Monday June 16 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1083 </link> <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 15 (optional) is to come up with a reward system for yourself. I find it motivational to write down a list of rewards that I would like to give myself and how many pounds I have to lose before I am rewarded. Some people might find it motivating to reward t... Sun, 15 Jun 2008 15:08:20 EST How do you download the videos? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15795844 How do you download the videos so you can do them whether or not you are online? Thanks for the help! Fri, 13 Jun 2008 23:04:39 EST Dinner ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15789017 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am planning a mexican style dinner tonight, and trying to keep it healthy. I think I have it all under control, but my nutrition tells me that I am way to far under calorie goals, so although I wasn't going to have a spanish rice, I am thinking I can afford it now, but I was wondering if anybody had ideas on what type of veggies to put in it to up my intake of those a little. I know lots of time mexican style rice has some veggies in ti, but I am using a prepackaged ... Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:24:33 EST Is anyone getting results, using the SSBC videos ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15786014 hi there guys ! i was just wondering if anyone is getting results using the swimsuit bootcamp videos ? right now as we type im downloading the videos...so i would like to hear your input, thanks!!! Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:04:20 EST Day 13 & 14 Workouts and Challenges for Sat June 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15780946 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Here are both of your workouts for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Your Day 13 Workout Video for Saturday June 14, can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1088 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 13 (optional) is to try a new exercise. You can try a different form of cardio, maybe get on your bi... Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:24:03 EST turning 40 not so bad after all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15758657 I am turning 40 on Monday. And I just realized that I weigh less at 40 than I did when I was 30. How about that!! I am starting to like the number 40. Now if I can only avoid eating that 6" cake I have to take to the wilton Instrutor meeting on Sat. HE HE. <BR> <BR> Have a nice day!! Thu, 12 Jun 2008 19:05:34 EST Day 12 Workout & Challenge for Friday June 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15746261 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 12 Workout Video for Friday June 13 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1087 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 12 (optional) is eat a balanced diet and see how close you can get your pie chart to match Sparkpeople's recommended ratio, or your own goal macronutrient ratio. To... Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:49:21 EST Day 11 Workout & Challenge for Thursday June 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15711834 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 11 Workout Video for Thursday June 12 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1086 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 11 (optional) is to make a SparkRecipe. At <link>sparkrecipes.com/ </link> you will find not only a huge selection of healthy recipes, but also useful tools li... Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:28:07 EST Leaving the team :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15683261 My doctor has told me no exercise until he figures out what's going on with my body (see my sparkpage for more detail). <BR> <BR> I'm really sad to have to leave the group, but I don't want to stop the group from reaching the team goals and I can't contribute at all in cardio minutes or strength training. <BR> <BR> I hope that I'll be able to come back soon. This team has made a huge difference for me. Tue, 10 Jun 2008 12:45:56 EST away for a few days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x15681814 Well I've been away since Thursday since I went back to Thunder Bay to graduate! I'm now an official College graduant! But of course with that came a weekend full of drinking beer and eating however I felt. Therefore I ate pizza, chips, beer, those sandwiches you throw in the micro-wave (500 cals a pop), plus going out for dinners without any real concious of what I ate or how much I drank. <BR> <BR> I thought I deserved the weekend off to celebrate but now I feel tons of guilt and wish I h... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 12:01:48 EST Day 10 Workout & Challenge for Wednesday June 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15681208 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 10 Workout Video for Wednesday June 11 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 10 (optional) is to do the Side Mermaid Stretch which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis </link> <BR> <BR> This exercise targets the obliques... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:45:36 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15676125 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just started working out on a regular basis. It's time to finish losing the baby weight from my Twins. I really need to get healthy for myself and my family. I'm hoping all of you can help me stay motivated. <BR> <BR> Martinique Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:21:05 EST What clothes are you tossing today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15674394 I love this idea of clearing out the closet. When I am trimmer-I don't want to wear my old clothes, I want to look great! <BR> <BR> So what are you giving to charity? <BR> <BR> 2 long sleeved tops <BR> 1 pair of slacks <BR> 2 dress tops Tue, 10 Jun 2008 08:31:25 EST How are you coping with summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15667105 Hey all - I need some help and suggestions! <BR> <BR> How are you all coping with summer? I am now a true believer... if it is in the house, I will eat it. With my girls out of school for the summer, and the hot weather, we have chips and soda and lots of cold cut sandwiches. I do good on my eating, until late afternoon, then I start craving the carbs... there is no shortage of fresh veggies and fruit and "good" snacks, but again, if it is there, I will eat it! <BR> <BR> How do you deal?... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 22:58:05 EST for non-US residents http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x15654180 Here's one for you. Tell me something good about you and I will reward you with a Spark Goodie. Mon, 9 Jun 2008 14:08:12 EST who is paying attention this morning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x15647654 First person to reply to this post gets a Spark Goodie! Mon, 9 Jun 2008 10:53:03 EST videos no longer available? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15647506 Maybe it's a snafu, but I have tried several of the bootcamp videos today and they are all saying that they are no longer available? <BR> Does anyone have an answer to this? <BR> <BR> Sue Mon, 9 Jun 2008 10:49:16 EST Day 9 Workout & Challenge for Tuesday June 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15647416 Message: Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 2 Workout Video for Tuesday June 10 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1084 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 9 (optional) is to have a look in your closet and throw out or give away at least one item of clothing. If you have lost weight and have clothes th... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 10:45:56 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15638448 I'm a 22 years old female, my goal is to lose 25 pounds. I plan on starting the challenge videos tomorrow morning! Mon, 9 Jun 2008 02:58:02 EST What was your new veggie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15634815 For Monday's challenge-report what new vegetable you ate and what you thought about it! Sun, 8 Jun 2008 22:23:28 EST Day 8 Workout & Challenge for Monday June 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15620364 Please do not respond to this post. <BR> <BR> Congratulations! You made it through Week 1 of Bootcamp for the month of June! <BR> <BR> Your Day 8 Workout video for Monday June 9, can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1083 </link> <BR> <BR> This workout has a printable version for those who are unable to exercise in front of their computer or are traveling. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 8 (optional) is to try a new vegetable.... Sun, 8 Jun 2008 10:43:56 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15618545 Just joined Spark this weekend need all the encouragement I can handle. Thanks Sun, 8 Jun 2008 09:11:01 EST mistake in bootcamp email??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15583543 Day 6 & 7 Workouts for Sat June 7 & Sun June 8 is what was in my sparkmail but dont we do day 6 video always on friday and video 7 on saturday, and no additional cardio either....? so it would be day 6 today w/cardio and day 7 tommorrow no cardio and back to day 1 video on sunday? Fri, 6 Jun 2008 15:16:02 EST Day 6 & 7 Workouts for Sat June 7 & Sun June 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15583006 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Here are both of your workouts for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Your Day 6 Workout Video for Saturday June 7, can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1088 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 6 (optional) is to stay within your calorie range. Weekends are often hard and where people tend to go astray. ... Fri, 6 Jun 2008 14:53:27 EST hey all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15579707 Hi everyone! I just joined a day ago. My name is Alissa and I'm a 22 year old college student (almost finished! yay!) and am an avid runner. I feel like I am constantly dieting but with no results. I thought possibly tracking my workouts and daily food consumption while having a weight loss community to help with motivation might change things. We'll see! Good luck to you all! <BR> <BR> Sorry if I did this whole post thing incorrectly...I'm a bit confused... Fri, 6 Jun 2008 12:51:11 EST Can't find the videos on my tracker.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15556809 I've started adding the bootcamp videos to my daily fitness tracker..but still have yet to get them done.. when I go back to find them.. I see other bootcamp links.. but when I click on them it gives me images..not videos. <BR> <BR> How do I find and save the work out videos for the bootcamp so I can catch up? Thu, 5 Jun 2008 17:18:03 EST Day 5 Workout & Challenge for Friday June 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15554163 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 5 Workout Video for Friday June 6 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1087 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 5 (optional) is to complete Coach Nicole's 6 Minute Hips, Glutes & Thighs Workout video, which can be found here: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 15:35:03 EST Day 5 Workout & Challenge for Friday June 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15553973 Sorry, posted in wrong forum! <em>2</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2008 15:28:32 EST Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15546196 Hi, <BR> I will like to know if I am the only one that can not see the video <BR> When I click on the video of yesterday and today it says that: <BR> The video is not available any longer. Thu, 5 Jun 2008 11:00:08 EST I don't know what to do.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15543883 I am having a problem. I have been following the bootcamp all month (May) and have continued it this week. I met my goal (for the bootcamp) on Saturday, I lost 6 pounds. I have been doing everything the same, even adding minutes to my cardio. The problem is my weight has gone up 3 pounds since Saturday. It is not that time of the month, so I am dumbfounded. I don't know if it will even out after a few more days or what. I am just getting so discouraged, I don't think I'll ever get belo... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 09:52:45 EST Videos not available???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15527263 I keep getting a message when I click the link to the videos. The page comes up and it looks likr the video is going to play then I get a message over the video that says its no longer available...Whats that mean??? Wed, 4 Jun 2008 18:21:16 EST Daily Workout: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15526957 I think we should start a new daily workout forum since May is now over! <BR> <BR> I will start! <BR> 6/1: completed cardio video and challenge <BR> 6/2: completed 45min cardio, video and challenge <BR> 6/3: completed 30min turbo jam cardio, video and challenge! <BR> 6/4: completed 35min turbo jam cardio, video and challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep it going this month!!! Wed, 4 Jun 2008 18:08:01 EST Day 4 Workout & Challenge for Thursday June 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15523615 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 4 Workout Video for Thursday June 5 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1086 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 4 (optional) is to find one opportunity to become more active today. For those who work, this could be anything from parking your car at the back of the p... Wed, 4 Jun 2008 16:00:21 EST article detailing muscle mass loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15521935 Hey all,I need some help. I remember reading an article (recently) that stated when a person loses 50 lbs without strength training they lose a certain amount of muscle mass (and I thought the figure was 30% of their muscle mass, but this is what I want to look up). Does anyone know the article that mentions this figure? I am pretty sure I read it on SparkPeople, but maybe it is from a different source and that is why I can't seem to find it.(?) If anyone can send me the link I would rea... Wed, 4 Jun 2008 14:57:05 EST Question about Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15511450 I blew it for the first month but decided to really dedicate myself to it for June. <BR> The problem is, I am leaving to go out of town for most of June and the first week of July. <BR> <BR> Is there a way to download the videos to my Ipod so I can continue to do them while I am away from the internet? Wed, 4 Jun 2008 09:54:03 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15508094 hi i just join the team ! hope to look good in my baby suit this summer! Wed, 4 Jun 2008 08:23:00 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15507046 I'm new to spark people and I am very excited to join a group o help me stay motiated. I've been at the same weight for a while now and I am looking to slim down. Wed, 4 Jun 2008 07:39:54 EST Thanks for the cardio calendar challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15504065 I just wanted to thank Sarah for the challenge of creating a cardio calendar for the month of June! It helped me motivate to FINALLY take a workout class at my gym. I took my first ever spin class this morning! And she was right, I felt good when I put my jumping monkey sticker on June 2 for my completed cardio workout! <BR> <BR> Awesome challenge Sarah! <em>248</em> Wed, 4 Jun 2008 01:04:19 EST What do you do if you just sit down at work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15489276 I sit sown at work Mon.-Fri., but i still eat right and snack right. I move around every once in a while to fax, run copies, or go to the restroom. HELP me out any suggestions. <em>213</em> Tue, 3 Jun 2008 15:15:20 EST Hooray!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15488994 I weighed myself this morning at 128lbs. Which makes me 8 pounds from my goal weight. I was once 147lbs at my heaviest and now I am 128lbs. Today I am on cloud nine!!!! I love you SparkPeople and Thank you! Tue, 3 Jun 2008 15:05:55 EST Day 3 Workout & Challenge for Wednesday June 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15488100 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 2 Workout Video for Wednesday June 4 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1085 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 3 (optional) is to do 2 sets (10-15 reps) of Dumbbell Triceps Kickbacks which can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise... Tue, 3 Jun 2008 14:36:26 EST Thanks!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15460557 Thanks for keeping the bootcamp going! I lost 4 inches around my body combined, and I just wanted to say that I'm really looking foward to losing more. This bootcamp is the greatest! Mon, 2 Jun 2008 19:09:14 EST Day 2 Workout & Challenge for Tuesday June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15453710 Please do not reply to this message. <BR> <BR> Your Day 2 Workout Video for Tuesday June 3 can be found here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1084 </link> <BR> <BR> In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 2 (optional) is to create a fitness plan for the month of June. If you’ve already done this, then great, you’re ahead of the game! It doesn’t have to be set in stone,... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 15:07:45 EST hello from england http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15449845 hi i am linda, i thought i might come here for a while as i need a boost in the weight loss stakes ready for the summer, if we have one this year. <BR> i have become complacent lately and i have been very naughty too, i have been dipping into the biscuit barrel a little too often!! <BR> HELP!!! <em>39</em> Mon, 2 Jun 2008 13:21:59 EST Today's Goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15445685 Hi, new to the team so you'll need to talk to me like I was four.....where do y'all find the "goal for the day"? Thanks and happy swimming <em>38</em> Mon, 2 Jun 2008 11:30:08 EST June bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x15443804 Wow, I am thrilled this group in being continued... <BR> <BR> Last month I had a hard time catching up, finally did, but the last two weeks my schedule has been so hectic that even when I have been able to exercise and track calories I have not been able to log on. I feel like I have been letting myself down but I know I haven't really. It has just been a hard time for me, I have been trying so hard to get below 140 and keep missing it. I need to find a way to refocus and recommit to gett... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 10:36:58 EST still doing the daily bootcamp workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15434077 I didn't start right away, so i plan on still doing the workouts for another 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> I almost didn't do it tonight becasue i was sore and tired for mdoing yard work. I decided to do it anyway and i also did some chakra stretches i got from a magazine (6 poses, yoga like, but i feel great afterward). <BR> Afterward i felt a little better. Mon, 2 Jun 2008 00:43:32 EST Hi.......... ; } http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15430166 Something to cheer you and good wishes. Love ya', Flutterfli <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>members.shaw.ca/mcinnes-hume/mud_pud<BR>dles__dandelions.htm </link> Sun, 1 Jun 2008 21:56:40 EST Day 1 Workout & Challenge for Monday June 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15422606 Please do not respond to this post. <BR> <BR> Welcome to Bootcamp for the month of June! <BR> <BR> Your Day 1 Workout Video for Monday June 2, can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1083 </link> <BR> <BR> This workout has a printable version for those who are unable to exercise in front of their computer or are traveling. <BR> <BR> Your Bonus Challenge for Day 1 (optional) is to keep your sodium under 2,300 mg. If you haven't already, ... Sun, 1 Jun 2008 16:26:40 EST Is another boot camp going to be started? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x15417682 Hi Is there going to be another boot camp starting since this one is over? Sun, 1 Jun 2008 12:34:08 EST Congratulations to the Winners! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15412526 Congratulations to this weeks winners, and especially to LANNIEX for winning the $1,000. Give yourself a pat on the back and have fun spending your money! You can have a whole wardrobe of swimsuits! LOL Sun, 1 Jun 2008 09:06:46 EST What did you like most about the bootcamp? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15407505 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Congratulations to all of you on a job well done! You're all amazing. First of all, a huge thank you to Coach Nicole for her great videos. I loved them! I thought it might be useful to Sparkpeople to hear what we liked best. So here goes: <BR> I loved the fact that the workouts were short but fairly intensive and you could tailor them to your level. Nicole, your instructions were great. It helps a lot when you tell me not to drop my body or not to do something else.... Sun, 1 Jun 2008 01:15:55 EST DVD fitness recommen dations? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15403370 Lately the way I have gotten my 30 minutes of cardio in for our bikini bootcamp challenge was to find a dvd on my Netflix under the instant category and do one. I have been doing the same one for a little over a week now and I would like to change to a different one ...for variety. I would welcome suggestions for dvd's that people like. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a low impact cardio workout that doesn't rely on resistance bands. I have a stability ball so videos that incorporate the sta... Sat, 31 May 2008 21:56:52 EST It's Over? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15396080 As my endorphins kicked in I realized Boot Camp maybe over Spark People, but the fire just started! <BR> I managed to get 6 days of cardio and 7 days of weight training into my schedule that includes a 2-hour commute both ways to work. <BR> After a few workouts my husband noticed me working out with cans as weights, I came home to a surprise the next day from work and he bought me some cute pink weights. <BR> I was able to print out my workouts for the days I would not be by a computer and ... Sat, 31 May 2008 16:06:12 EST We did it! Hugs to everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15390836 Congrats to everyone, we did it! It was a great challenge and I hope we all continue with our goals. <em>104</em> Sat, 31 May 2008 12:14:22 EST Yeah yeah!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15388218 I am so excited!!! I have been 130 lbs since I started with the boot camp. Well, I finally went down to 129 today. Yeah Yeah Yeah!!! Yeah Yeah Yeah!!! Yeah Yeah Yeah!!! Yeah Yeah Yeah!!! Yeah Yeah Yeah!!! Sat, 31 May 2008 10:23:44 EST I can't believe I did the whole thing...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15386723 <em>40</em> <em>224</em> I can't believe I did every challenge for the past month...all those videos and other challenges! Woohoo! I also did cardio every day. (Over 2600 minutes of exercise this month!) I am sooooo proud of myself. I'm sorry this challenge is over. I sure enjoyed it! Thanks, Coach Nicole. This was fun! Louise <BR> <em>201</em> Sat, 31 May 2008 09:18:16 EST All of bikini bootcamp workouts w/options? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15368972 Hey all, I joined the bootcamp about halfway through (day 12) and that is when I first started receiving Nicole's emails with what the optional challenges were along with the daily bootcamp video. I know that we do videos 1-7 for 4 weeks, but I don't know the options that Nicole gave for the first 12 days of the challenge. How do I see those? And does anyone know if they will go away after bootcamp is officially over? I am going to continue on with the June & July unofficial bootcamp but ... Fri, 30 May 2008 14:49:10 EST Holy Cow! Look at my Heart Rate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15365592 At the begining of this month my resting heart rate was 60bpm now its 50bpm! Holy Cow! <BR> Anyone else have any surprising after effects of working so hard at treating them selves right? Fri, 30 May 2008 12:58:21 EST Summer Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15362014 I started a summer bootcamp team if anybody is interested:) Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=22286 </link> Fri, 30 May 2008 10:53:37 EST Day 28 Workout & Challenge for Saturday, May 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15358728 <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <BR> <BR> This is the last workout and challenge that I will post in the Team. I'll send one final SparkMail with information, tips, and our final winners (including the <b>Grand Prize $1,000</b> winner) on Sunday! <BR> <BR> Your <b>Day 28 workout video for Saturday, May 31,</b> can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1089 </link> <BR> (No cardio scheduled for Saturday.) <BR> <BR> You... Fri, 30 May 2008 09:19:20 EST 10 TIPS TO STAY FIT WHILE ON VACATION.. .......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15352459 <BR> LET'S ALL TRY TO FOLLOW THESE.OR SOME OF THEM....LOVE YA', FLUTTERFLI <BR> Top 10 Tips to Stay Fit While on Vacation <BR> By Johnson Jaclyn <BR> eDiets Contributor <BR> It's summer, and you know what that means -- vacation time! A time to relax, kick back, take in the sun and let work slip from your mind for a few days. <BR> <BR> While enjoying your vacation is top priority, it's important to keep your diet on track before you start sipping on your pina colada and ordering that d... Fri, 30 May 2008 01:20:06 EST 10 TIPS TO STAY FIT WHILE ON VACATION.. .......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15352452 <BR> LET'S ALL TRY TO FOLLOW THESE.OR SOME OF THEM....LOVE YA', FLUTTERFLI <BR> Top 10 Tips to Stay Fit While on Vacation <BR> By Johnson Jaclyn <BR> eDiets Contributor <BR> It's summer, and you know what that means -- vacation time! A time to relax, kick back, take in the sun and let work slip from your mind for a few days. <BR> <BR> While enjoying your vacation is top priority, it's important to keep your diet on track before you start sipping on your pina colada and ordering that d... Fri, 30 May 2008 01:19:39 EST New to Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15338912 Well I know we only have a few left for this challenge but I want to give it my all. I need to get on some kind of track here. I seem to be doing everything but really not losing any. I know it takes some time but sometimes it hard to wait for changes. I'm not giving up though - I'm a fighter. Thu, 29 May 2008 16:05:19 EST Day 27 Workout & Challenge for Friday, May 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15329053 <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 27 Workout video for Friday, May 30, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1088 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 6 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Friday</b> (optional) is to cook dinner at home. Often, ... Thu, 29 May 2008 11:02:24 EST For the runners out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15328074 Ok I have a question for those who run in Mini marathons or just for excersize. <BR> <BR> I have a mile to do on Saturday and I have been trying to run up my hill near the house here but was wondering how everyone else excersized before their first actual mile that they did for a charity or anything they did it for. <BR> <BR> I am really looking forward to this and think that I can do it but am just hoping that I dont fall on my face. <BR> <BR> Any advice. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> jenn Thu, 29 May 2008 10:36:26 EST Don't know whether to laugh or cry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15326145 I haven't stepped on the scale since day 1 of bootcamp, and since Thursdays are normally my weigh-in days I decided I better check my progress. This whole month I've lost less than 1 pound, and haven't lost any inches. The only things I've done differently this last month are exercise more and take a multi-vitamin. I thought my clothes were fitting better and that my reflection in the mirror was a bit smaller than a month ago, but I guess it was just wishful thinking. <BR> <BR> When I was... Thu, 29 May 2008 09:34:07 EST A New Beginning.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15320425 Hi everyone....Well it all starts now. I'm really excited about SP. I've been working out on my own for about a year now and I am not very satisfied with my results. So, when a friend introduced me to SP, I signed up immediately. I figured having to be accountable for the things that I do or don't do will have a positive affect on my success. Like some, my road is long but I look forward to sharing this road with all of you. Keep Smiling!!! Thu, 29 May 2008 03:35:50 EST New to boot camp. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15317340 Hello to everyone in the camp. I'm fairly new to Spark People. I've never dieted in my life, nor have I ever stuck with any work out schedule. I hope I can manage a life style change, because I know diets don't work. Wed, 28 May 2008 23:05:10 EST Thank you Nicole! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15309454 As boot camp is drawing to a close, I just want to thank you for all the work you put into it. I absolutely love the videos and will continue to use them when boot camp is over. I've lost 11 pounds and my pants are loose. I now have saggy pants (yay!) <em>9</em> . Thanks so much! <BR> <BR> Barbara Wed, 28 May 2008 18:03:44 EST Day 26 Workout & Challenge for Thursday, May 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15298825 <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 26 Workout video for Thursday, May 29, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1087 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 5 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Thursday</b> (optional) is to also do my Booty Workout... Wed, 28 May 2008 11:35:51 EST after boot camp is over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15293875 will we still be able to watch the videos after the boot camp is over? <BR> I feel of the wagon so to say but am trying to start agin and really like these videos Wed, 28 May 2008 09:28:24 EST hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15287336 hello, I am new to the team,I have this swimsuit issue.... i have 2 newones from last summer, and i wont wear them cause i fear everyone can see my lose flag flying skin <em>24</em> <em>2</em> <em>39</em> I know the only answer is surgery cause the skin has lost its elasticity, and well all I really want is to wear a swimsuit and feel good about it. Wed, 28 May 2008 00:42:40 EST Core exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15281859 I have a bad back and can not lay on the floor. It is so painful I just cant get all the way down there. So my question is, how do I do those core videos? Most of it is done of the floor. I really like the videos but I don't know how to complete those. Tue, 27 May 2008 21:18:08 EST Does it really end on May 31st? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15277209 I just joined the team, and was sad to read that the challenge ends on May 31st. Will it begin again on June 1st? Is there a place where the challenges were posted? Sorry for the questions, but I was really looking forward to this! <BR> <BR> Lara Tue, 27 May 2008 18:50:02 EST Question for the ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15271931 My cycle is out of whack, I'm a week and a half overdue. Is this normal and what causes it? I've never had this happen before. Tue, 27 May 2008 15:12:15 EST HEY YALL!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20982x15264720 I just joined the official swimsuit bootcamp!! My names Tiffany !! I'm hoping this team will be another addition to making my weight loss successful! Tue, 27 May 2008 11:14:21 EST So far only 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15262653 of us have signed up for the June and July bootcamp. I don't know about y'all... but I found this one to be highly motivating and really plan to continue. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you all there! Tue, 27 May 2008 10:13:52 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15260370 I went to the beach yesterday and I wouldn't put on a bathing suit so I went in shorts and a t-shirt. All the girls were there in bikinis. It inspired me to work harder after seeing others looking great because I know that is what I want for myself. So hopefully by Labor day, I will be able to put a bikini on. I am going to buy one and hang it up in my bedroom to remind me of my goal on a daily basis. Tue, 27 May 2008 09:15:39 EST Day 25 Workout & Challenge for Wednesday, May 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15259213 <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 25 Workout video for Wednesday, May 28, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1086 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 4 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Wednesday</b> (optional) is to also do the Pilates Ab... Tue, 27 May 2008 08:47:38 EST Having to quit team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15252251 A quick note to all- I won't be on line much and posting for the next week as I prepare for my ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) test which is June 3rd. I have a 700 page booklet that I have to read, study, and learn before taking the test. This an every two year occurrence and this is my year for renewal. Not working in an acute care setting means I don't use this very much so I really have to study and learn all the new drugs and refresh myself on the old drugs each time. Unfortunately, ... Tue, 27 May 2008 00:33:34 EST Where are you from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15241166 Where are you from? Is anyone from Florida tampa area? <BR> <BR> Just curious. Mon, 26 May 2008 16:45:17 EST Day 24 Workout & Challenge for Tuesday, May 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5116x20982x15232932 <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 24 Workout video for Tuesday, May 27, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1085 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 3 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Tuesday</b> (optional) is to fill up on fiber. This is ... Mon, 26 May 2008 10:03:13 EST HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15225944 I want to wish each and everyone of you a happy and safe Memorial Day!!! Try to remember all the people that have served, that do and will serve in our Armed Forces. God Bless everyone of them and their familys !!! Take care, Keep safe and Keep Sparkling !!! Love ya', Flutterfli <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>188</em> <em>232</em> Mon, 26 May 2008 00:25:40 EST The next bootcamp? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15213219 I'm enjoying this one . . . would love to see a new one when this one has ended! <BR> <BR> We don't need prizes, we just need videos & challenges! Sun, 25 May 2008 11:40:03 EST Adding video for Day 1 to tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5181x20982x15210520 Are we adding Day 1 video to cardio tracker as low impact aerobics? It's the only 1 that doesn't have an "add to tracker" at the bottom.... Sun, 25 May 2008 09:34:53 EST videos available after bootcamp's done? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15200839 I'm up for keeping with this program after bootcamp's done. Will the videos still be up? <BR> <BR> I really love the day 7 core workout. As for the challenges, I will continue using the 15 min. ab video and Coach Nicole's calf raises with a hop. Anybody else have their favorites? Sat, 24 May 2008 22:06:57 EST Help...can't meet my nutritional requirements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15194254 I know this probably sounds completely insane but I am not meeting my daily nutritional needs. I work 12 hours a day 4-5 days a week as a CNA(nurses assistant) which requires me to be on my feet all day and do a lot of intense walking, lifting, etc. The problem is I am not able to snack while I'm there. I get my breakfast in the morning, lunch and dinner if I don't fall asleep as soon as I get home. I'm going to be honest though once I get home at 7:30 or 8:00 at night I'm exhausted and not i... Sat, 24 May 2008 15:55:42 EST Almost caught up!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15185169 I have spent most of this challenge catching up, as my schedule is hectic and so are my kids schedules. BUT, it is official, I am caught up! WOO HOO!!!!! I am sooooo excited, and proud of myself for sticking to it. I have been doing more than one video a day to do it, and I am considering either doing the daily video twice or just picking an extra one to do. Such a great feeling to have heading into the long weekend. If anyone else is out there catching up, don't give up! The feeling w... Sat, 24 May 2008 08:36:29 EST Over Load! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15180853 I have been keeping up with my excercise schedule <BR> and been gardening and doing yard work daily but I am getting behind on keeping current on the Team <em>39</em> Sat, 24 May 2008 00:17:29 EST NEVER TO LATE TO START http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20982x15178435 I just started doing the daily challenges only 5 days ago. I will just keep doing them a week after the group ends. <BR> <BR> I am done making the excuse that if i didn't start something by a certain date that i shouldn't bother. <BR> I am committing to doing more cardio, or longer low intensity workouts. <BR> <BR> Carpe Diem! Fri, 23 May 2008 22:11:42 EST