SparkPeople SparkStreaks! Lose 2 lbs. a week! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=22215 Streaks (doing something every day, week, month) a great way to stay motivated and reach some amazing goals! The focus is on healthy weight loss. Each week begins a new challenge to lose 2 lbs. SparkPeople SparkStreaks! Lose 2 lbs. a week! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=22215 let's check in every day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x53987570 Hello everyone just checking in, how is everybody's day going so far. my is pretty good,just been looking for a job that's all. Wed, 3 Jul 2013 12:05:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x53816296 Hello everyone, i am back, i was gone a long time, sorry I hope to help get this club moving in the right direction. <em>245</em> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:17:54 EST Challenge for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20387x22215x51410152 Lets do something fun now that the holidays are over. Let's do a mini challenge each month. To get back into the losing our 2 lbs a week. <BR> <BR> Lets weight yourself every tuesday: <BR> find a exercise to do for just ten minutes every day: <BR> Drink our 64 oz of water: <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:55:56 EST Scripture of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x51409964 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation.... <BR> LEVITICUS 23:7 (NAS) Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:45:19 EST 30 Day Shakeology Challenge - ANyone Interested? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x48164782 Hey! <BR> <BR> Starting June 4th I will be running a Beachbody Shakeology 30 Challenge! <BR> That's Right - I haven't been really sharing the great benefits of this superfood meal replacement shake with everyone until recently! I am a Beachbody Coach, but more importantly I am a mom that has taken a new footing in health & nutrition in past few months with my family and friends. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> See my Pinterest link below! And click my FB icon to obtain more information <BR> <BR> <B... Mon, 21 May 2012 09:57:25 EST Less than 90 till Swimsuit Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x46728437 What are you doing to prepare for the Beach? <BR> <BR> What program or routine workouts are you doing? <BR> *Is it getting you toward your goals? <BR> *Do you need help to stay on track? <BR> <BR> Are you having fun doing it? If it feels like a chore/punishment than you just be setting yourself up to quit shortly. It must be fun to do everyday!! <BR> <BR> Be honest!! Let's get down to whats holding you back from your own success!! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:48:11 EST Renewed Sense of Energy and Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x46100785 Hey All! <BR> <BR> I've been M.I.A. My apologizes. I have been on a serious fitness journey. I finished P90X up in December, lost 17lbs and inches with P90X - what a challenge that was well worth the results I got. Now I am doing TURBOFIRE, and seeking to get Group Exercise Certification hopefully sometime this year. I am really enjoying this renewed sense of being active. <BR> <BR> I am so into it, I became Beachbody coach to get discount on my products and share what I have done in the l... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:21:03 EST Hey Guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x44693817 My name is Sarah and I'm fairly new to Spark People and I want to lose weight to feel better about myself and I want to look good for my best friends wedding which is in less than 7 months!!!!! I want to lose about 50 pounds if possible!!! Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:52:38 EST What is your weakness in weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x44438352 Knowing your weaknesses is key to weight loss. We should start with an exercise in self-awareness - identifying our weaknesses and working out what makes us want to make unhealthy eating choices. <BR> <BR> So let's share, and make suggestions on how to overcome these obstacles. <BR> <BR> For myself, I know weekend eatings create a huge challenge. As a family we tend to go out and eat. Now in order to enjoy family time and outings I know I must be stronger to choose from the healthier menu ... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 10:11:23 EST Trick or treat challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x44415890 Goal Weight (by October 31): 190 or less <BR> <BR> Week 1; 03-Oct-11: 196 <BR> Week 2; 12-Oct-11: <BR> Week 3; 17-Oct-11: <BR> Week 4; 24-Oct-11: <BR> <BR> Total monthly weight loss: <BR> Tue, 4 Oct 2011 01:37:58 EST Fall Season 15% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20387x22215x44403252 The basis of the Fall Challenge lies in the idea of accountability as a motivator for weight loss. The premise still relies on losing 2lbs a week, well within reasons to lose weight consistently and safely. <BR> <BR> You can join this challege at time during the Fall Season! This is here to keep you focused toward your Year End Goal (3 months left) ! I hope you reach them! <BR> <BR> This Challenge will run Saturday through Sunday. Each weigh in will be due on Saturday. Post to this foru... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 12:18:40 EST Have you been Realistic about your Weight Loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x44217756 Have you been stuck in a rut -unmotivated, lose interest everytime exercise program gets hard or you're too busy to dedicate at least 15-30 minutes to do something for yourself? Really? Think about your day: how many minutes have you wasted chatting with co-workers at the office. This could have been time to walk the stairs in your building. How many minutes does it REALLY take to eat your lunch, but when you finish you just sit there daydreaming - this extra time could have been used for tak... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:38:37 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x44181494 Hi Everyone! I am excited to join this team. I have used Spark off and on over the past while - my lack of consistency is killing me in trying to meet my goals. I thought this might be a good team to help me get consistent and FINALLY meet my goals! I started a boot camp program at my gym today and it was great. That meets twice a week, so that will help push me. I hope to be able to meet some of the challenges here! Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:09:25 EST SparkStreaks! Lose 2lbs. a week (New Member) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x43602477 Hi my name is Melanie Louise Jackson aka (Grease 31), <BR> <BR> I have joined this particular group, as the title says, SparkStreaks! Lose 2lbs. a week, i wud like to be able to achieve this goal, if anyone has any hints/tips/advice/information, as to how i can achieve this goal, i wud be eternally gratefull!!!!, as god knows i need the bloody well help!!!!, if anyone wants to browse my sparkpage, they are quite welcome to do so as all my information is on there, i hope to hear from you soo... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:20:09 EST hello, from Chicagoland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x43568012 Hi, <BR> I'm Cindy and I'm just getting started. I need to lose about 85lbs. So, I hope to get motivated and soon be a motivation! Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:49:00 EST What should my calorie intake be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x43453690 Please help! I am trying to figure out the amount of calories I should be taking in each day. It is saying I should take in between 1200 and 1500 calories a day but is this true if I walk/jog 2 miles a day and swim for about 30 minutes? I don’t know how to calculate the amount of calories I should have on the days I do this. Can anyone help me? Are they saying that if I do nothing I should take in 1200 calories and if I do the swimming and jogging I should take in 1500? By the time I co... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 15:45:29 EST Daily calorie goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x43325736 So I have an issue with my daily calorie goal as calculated by SparkPeople. According to this site, if I burn 2000 cal/week in exercise, I should eat 1230-1580 cal/day to lose 2 lbs/week. This seems very low to me, and I am having some trouble meeting this goal most days of the week. I also use the CardioTrainer app on my phone, and it calculates my daily calorie goal as 2140 cal/day for the same amount of weight loss and exercise. How can the two programs give me such different recommendatio... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:01:39 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x43052357 My name is Beatriz and I am ready to get healthy and of course loose some weight. Love all the topics at Sparks. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:58:43 EST Lose 2 pounds a week in July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x42866056 Updating you on my progress this month. I lost a pound, so far, this week. Very motivated! Fri, 8 Jul 2011 04:05:32 EST Greetings From Central Wisconsin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x42793106 As a young man in the Army and for years after I was an able to walk miles at a time and could drop, knockout 70 pushups with no effort then jog a few miles for good measure. When I lived in the city (Chicago), I would walk to work, walk the lakeshore or downtown on my lunch breaks. I went to the gym 3-4 times per week and was very active on the weekends. In 2000 I got married, in 2002 our son was born and 2003 our daughter. We moved to extreme rural Wisconsin in 2003 and that is when my fitn... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 10:14:45 EST Fireworks Challenge - Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20387x22215x42703487 Please follow this template. <BR> This will make it easy for anyone trying to check on your progress without having to go back to find your post and of course, for me to keep track on your weight loss updates correctly. <BR> <BR> Weight on July 4: xxx <BR> pounds lost this week: xxx <BR> Time of weight-in: <BR> <BR> Weight on July 11: xxx <BR> pounds lost this week: xxx <BR> Time of weight-in: <BR> <BR> Weight on July 18: xxx <BR> pounds lost this week: xxx <BR> Time of weight-in: <BR> ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 08:26:26 EST July Fireworks Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x42703342 <em>283</em> Please do not reply to this informational message. <BR> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> HOW THIS CHALLENGE WORKS <BR> <BR> This official challenge is a fun way for members to get motivation, tips and support to reach 2lbs a week challenge. Here's how July Fireworks Sparks Challenge works: <BR> <BR> 1. Join the Team. Click the "Join This Team" button at the top of the team page to become a member. If you're not already a SparkPeople.com member, you'll have to create a free account t... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 08:19:59 EST I am your New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x42702977 Hi, my name is Angela (Angie) I would like to introduce myself as your new team leader. <BR> I am 32 yr old, first time mom pursuing to lose baby fat and get back to a healthy weight and fit back into my cute summer clothes and bathing suit! <BR> <BR> I hope to motivate others while motivating myself on this team. Have a SP and blog provides extra accountability to my overall goal of living a healthy lifestyle. I hope to take on this journey with new SP friends. <BR> <BR> I am currently f... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 08:00:43 EST For a start let's lose 1 pound per week in June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x42185995 OK, so this team is to lose 2 pounds a week. Let's start by losing 1 pound a week in June. And, then, in July we will have the goal of 2 pounds per week. Just preparing ourselves for the team's goals! <BR> <BR> My starting weight: 189 6/2 Thu, 2 Jun 2011 07:19:51 EST Just Found this Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x41922905 Hi all! I just found this team and thought it would be a great way for me to stay focused in losing 2 lbs a week. I start then I fall off the wagon only to have to start again. I have been lucky as I started back up in January and have lost some weight but the last couple of months I haven't been able to really work out because of my work schedule but I haven't gained but two pounds back! Yay for me! I certainly haven't been eating the best nor working out like I should. I am looking fo... Thu, 19 May 2011 14:11:57 EST HELLO FROM ATHENS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x41915732 Hi girls!!! <BR> I am Christina and I need to feel healthy and full of energy. I think you can help me and let me to help you (if it s possible). I am new in this site and I dont understand many things, but I am consistent and I can learn. <BR> Can you explain to me anything about blogs? <BR> <BR> Have a good day all of you <BR> <BR> Christina,Athens,GREECE <em>58</em> Thu, 19 May 2011 08:24:45 EST HELLO FROM ATHENS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x41915673 Hi girls!!! <BR> I am Christina and I need to feel healthy and full of energy. I think you can help me and let me to help you (if it s possible). I am new in this site and I dont understand many things, but I am consistent and I can learn. <BR> Can you explain to me anything about blogs? <BR> <BR> Have a good day all of you <BR> <BR> Christina,Athens,GREECE <em>58</em> Thu, 19 May 2011 08:21:42 EST LOSE 8 POUNDS BY MAY 31,11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x41658196 The ideal loss is 2 pounds a week, as that is part of what this team is about! That would make 8 pounds a month! Though, every bit helps. Let's see what we can lose this month. My starting weight is 189. What's yours? Fri, 6 May 2011 06:15:06 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x40718222 I am a mother of 3 and need to lose a lot of weight. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:10:34 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x40565309 Hi. My name is Kimmi and I am 23 years old. I have not always been a big girl but I have been for the last 8 years. I had a lot of factors that led to it and I never wanted to loose weight because I always told myself, " I liked who I am." However, I was lying to myself. If I truly liked who I am, then I would do everything I could to get in shape. I started last week and last a few pounds. My goals are to loose 50 pounds by Oct. If I reach that goal then my friend and I are going on a cruise... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 01:37:29 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x39440250 Hi! My name is Natalie and I am 22 almost 23. I recently found out I was at a high risk for cervical cancer, so am trying desperatly to lose the weight and get healthy, since a healthy immune system is the best weapon against this! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:12:34 EST Hi Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x39361707 I have been battling my weight since...probably around age 6. and have definitely had moments of success and moments of failure along the way! it's been a while since i have fully committed myself to my health, and my weight has been slowly climbing in the wrong direction. i know that this is a super supportive community, and i also know that i would be about 25% as successful in the weight-loss process were it not for this website! so i am back, and cant wait to really focus on myself and my... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 13:50:20 EST I'm trying!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x39345047 Hi everyone out there trying hard to lose those unwanted pounds. I'm 46 and last year I put on about 8 pounds. Suddenly middle age hit, me and it hit me below the belt. I never used to carry weight around my tummy until I hit my mid forties. I'm glad for spark people. The site and its members are helping me stay motivated and committed to losing those extra pounds before I enter my 50's. I Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:38:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x39020990 I'm a 22 year old college student who has never been thin or healthy in my entire life. I am ready for a change and I need help and support doing it. I have tried and failed many diets and am tired of it. I want to live my life and be happy with who I am. I have only been semi successful in one diet but I did it in a very unhealthy way by eating 500 calories a day and working out and walking alot. Needless to say I gained the weight back. Thank you for reading this and I would love to hear fr... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 18:53:03 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x39020598 Hi, <BR> I am a college student and am tired of only experiencing the fat girl college life. I joined this site to see if it will finally give me the motivation and support I need to lose weight. This has been a lifelong struggle for me and i hope to be skinny before i graduate! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 18:38:21 EST Ready to lose it and live life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x37528730 Good afternoon everybody! My name is Michelle. I'm a 29 year old mother of a 4 year old boy and I'm determined to lose weight and get healthy. I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember and have lost lots of weight in the past, but after my son was born, I've realized it takes alot more work! So, here I am, ready to make life changes to get fit and healthy to set a good example for my son, future children, my fiancé, and most of all me! I'm so ready and excited to meet my g... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:08:02 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x36755463 We need a new challenge! Does anyone have any ideas? Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:52:54 EST What exercise pogram are you doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x36356594 I don't really have one in general. I switch around to different exercises, because it tends to get boring real fast. I walk, use my rebounder, Body by Jake buns and thighs machine, stepper, and The firm workout videos. <BR> <BR> Although to be honest I have not exercised in a month or so. I got overwhelmed by circumstances going on in my life and just let myself go. Argggg! <BR> <BR> I plan on starting back working out tomorrow morning. Will keep you informed of how i did. <BR> Hope it go... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 19:37:05 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x36163457 Hello everyone! My name is Trina and I'm a mother of 5 children and a grandmother of two. I woke up last week and took a moment for myself and didn't like what I saw looking back at me in the mirror. That's when I decided that it was time for me to make a change and figured out how to lose all of this weight and get healthier. I'm looking foward to starting this journey and beginning a new me. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 01:33:39 EST New Member... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x35726558 <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone...I'm Kimberley...a new member to this great spark team. <BR> <BR> My goal each month is to lose at least 2lbs a week. So, when I saw this team.. I just *had* to join it. :) <BR> <BR> If you have a moment, drop by my page (if you like) and say Hi. ;) <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic weekend. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:10:01 EST I'm new to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x35626794 I just joined sp 5 days ago....I am trying to get myself familiar with this website. I can not believe how extensive and useful this site is.......I have been faithful to drinking my water which is an accomplishment in itself. I haven't been this faithful to daily water intake in over two years.....A few more days to go and then my first weigh-in.......I'm nervous about that...... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 16:15:16 EST We need a new challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x35512896 I haven't seen an updated challenge for this month, or even this year. I want to do something that will guaruntee a 2. lbs wt loss. <BR> Am I overlooking it, or are we just doing the same one for 9/2009? <BR> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:41:26 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x35253173 I have quite a long journey ahead of me, and will have to make some changes in the way i do things now. <BR> I look forward to coming to you guys for help. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 09:11:15 EST Introduction - 40+ seeking to lose 2lbs/wk until g http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x35216948 Hello all, <BR> I'm 43 years of age and excited about being a part of this group. I'm the mother of three (21, 16, and 14), work full-time and returned to school full-time. VERY BUSY---I'm really needing a lot of motivation as I've been on sparkpeople for two weeks and no weight loss. However, I am toning as I understand I may be losing inches and gaining muscles. Looking forward to getting to know you all and lose the weight. Mon, 5 Jul 2010 14:00:06 EST DAILY DEVOTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x35099222 Overcoming Disappointments <BR> <BR> <BR> TODAY'S SCRIPTURE <BR> "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past" <BR> (Isaiah 43:18, NIV) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria <BR> The Bible tells us that every person, no matter how much faith they have or how good they are, will face disappointments. It may be something simple like not getting the promotion you hoped for, or not closing a business deal you worked so hard on. Maybe you didn't qualify for a house yo... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:23:54 EST FairLy new to Spark Everything ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x35094503 my SparkPage prolly tells some of me, but here is a brief introduction. Here at SP I refer to myself as Apple. I am Quazi-Married so sometimes I will refer to my man as BoyScout or Hubby - don't get too confused. I used to weigh almost 270# in 2003 - I have made many life changes and I am now weighing 176#, today. I am a mother and a grandmother. I am young and will turn 44yrs next month. My biggest problem is 'nobody' to workout with. Don't get me wrong BoyScout will play tennis, pin... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:51:46 EST want to lose 10lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x34574027 I'm 25 and got lymes disease and it made me gain 15 lbs... that's a lot for me since I've bounced back from two pregnancies. I lost 5lbs but I'm having a really hard time losing the remaining 10!! Thu, 3 Jun 2010 21:26:59 EST Weekly Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x34204262 First week and I'm down 4.4 lbs. <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 17 May 2010 15:51:41 EST I'm so excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x34182491 I'm so excited tomorrow is my weigh in day. I believe I've done well. I tracked my nutrition, fitness and drank my eight glasses of water etc. I can't wait to see the results. <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 16 May 2010 19:03:05 EST new here need support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x34118448 Hi I am new just tring this site out and loosing 2 lb week would be great. Thus far I've had alot of trouble getting of the weight that I gained since stopped smoking and over the 3 last years, my goal is to loose 30 to 40 pounds and to start living again not hating my self for how I look and feel. I just want to be happy again and look good. Thu, 13 May 2010 15:18:53 EST I need motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x33622691 Hi! I'm 45 and I'm sick and tired of not feeling comfortable in a bathing suit. Most of my life I have been very active and fit, but for the past 7 years (since the birth of my 2nd son) I haven't been able to run and the pounds have piled on. <BR> <BR> I'm now about 30 lbs above my ideal weight, and about 35-40 over where I was prior to becoming pregnant. Running isn't the best option for me anymore (ankle and knee injuries have put the kabash on my favorite exercise), so i'm now biking... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:46:04 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x33165221 SW 215 <BR> CW 194 <BR> GW 145 <BR> <BR> I have been losing the same 5 pounds and regaining them for the past 3 months. I am so frustrated with this pattern. I work out every day at the gym 5 am but well my eating speaks for itself. I LOVE FOOD! <BR> Hope to keep losing by joining this team that loses 2 pounds per week. That would be awesome. What day is weigh in day? <BR> Michelle Fri, 2 Apr 2010 23:09:13 EST i can do all things through Christ who gives me st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x32475279 Hi, I am new to this but am looking very forward to the help and support that can help obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It will really help me with my medical conditions and overall mental and physical health. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 00:11:30 EST New Comer Hello to Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x32002018 Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself. I was drawn to your group because one of my goals is 1 - 2 pounds per week. <BR> <BR> I am about half way thru The Spark book and just started the Fast Break today. I look forward to exchanging ideas. <BR> <BR> I have 20 - 25 pounds to lose and hope to have a bulk of that accomplished before swimsuit season! I live on the NC Coast so spring, summer and fall provide many opportunities to be in clothing that isn't too forgiving!... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:51:12 EST Is my Elliptical correct? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x31400665 It says I burned 260 Cal. per 40 min at 3.2 speed. <BR> My weight is 262 I am 5 feet 11 inches <BR> <BR> This site http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc says it should be 915 Cal. though I think that is to high. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:04:51 EST SEEKING TO BALANCE IT ALL OUT... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x31178922 HELLO EVERYONE, LIKE MANY IM HERE BECAUSE I HAVE LOST CONTROL...LOL... IM SEEKING SUPPORT TO HELP ME LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. OVER A YEAR AGO I GAVE UP SMOKING AND I HAVE MANAGED TO STAY AWAY FROM SUCH A BAD HABIT. HOWEVER I ALSO MANAGED TO SUCCESSFULLY GAIN WEIGHT. NOW IM RESOLVED TO BEING MY PERSONAL BEST AND I CANT DO IT ALONE. I NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU TO GIVE ME THE EXTRA PUSH IM SO DESPERATELY IN NEED OF. SO TO ALL WHO READ THIS KNOW THAT IM HERE OPEN TO HEAR WHAT WORKS AND DOESNT.... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:25:48 EST Need Help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x31144444 Ok I made Chicken & Dumplings & have no clue how to figure out how many calories there are per serving...please help:) <BR> <BR> 1 Can Chicken Broth=10 Cal. <BR> <BR> 3 Can Cream Chkn=240 Cal. <BR> <BR> 3 Chkn Breast(8oz. each)=720 Cal. <BR> <BR> 1 Biscuit=50 Cal.(there are 14 total in it) <BR> <BR> Total=1,670 Cal. <BR> <BR> There are 9 cups total <BR> <BR> I was just going to see how many cups there were without the biscuits b/c I cut the biscuits into 8 pieces, so I was just going t... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:45:55 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x30994592 Hello! I've been on SparkPeople for almost a year, but after a little success, I kinda slacked off. Anyway, with the New Year (and the startling revelation of the poor clothing selection in Plus Sizes), I have made getting into shape one of my resolutions and goals. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:44:17 EST Hi All! Newbie here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x30864077 Last year I lost 65 pounds, this spring will be the last 25-30 left. I plan on losing at least 2lbs a week so this team is perfect. Happy to be here! Thu, 7 Jan 2010 15:14:17 EST New Year, New Me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x30750545 I am a happily married mother of 2, I live in MS, work full-time as a legal secretary and part-time as a consultant for PartyLite Gifts. I will be 40 this year and decided that I want to be a healthy 40. Life starts at 40 right? Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:24:11 EST Clueless??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x30470303 How does this team work? Who do I ask? Who can tell me? Tue, 22 Dec 2009 16:21:53 EST Holiday Strategies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x29314719 Ok <BR> So the holidays can bring <BR> too much food, <BR> too much stress, <BR> too much family, <BR> too much what-have-you <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> So we can plan ahead... <BR> <BR> What is your tip for maintaining weight or making the 2 lb a week goal ... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:12:24 EST I'm beat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x28898518 How far do you push yourself? <BR> I just did a 6k power walk. I need to shower...lol <BR> No way could I have done that in the middle of summer. <BR> <BR> So tell me, do you push yourself or stop before you feel like falling down? Tue, 6 Oct 2009 14:21:34 EST Weekend Motivation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x28816008 I love the weekends, less stress no work, etc AND I also struggle with diet and exercise during this time. Any tips or hints to prevent me from falling into the "couch potato coma"? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 2 Oct 2009 16:57:24 EST HELLO FROM CENTRAL AR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x28804247 Hi! My name is Melannie and I am a 43 y/o disabled wife and mother to two adult bio children and three stepdaughters. I was always tall and thin my whole life until I had invasive brain surgery in 4/01. After the surgery, and daily since, I was put on multiple steroidal medications, with one being lifelong at 5 pills per day. Over the next couple of years, my adult lifelong size 5 went up to a tight fitting size 22 . . . my starting weight was around 130 lbs and I topped out at 278 by 12/05. ... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 07:52:51 EST SparkStreak Weekly Challenge! 9-7-09 thru 9-14-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x28239176 SparkStreak Weekly Challenge! 9-7-09 thru 9-14-09 <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge is... #8 Take a multi-vitamin daily. Also continue the Spark Streaks 1 through 6. Come on team let's get moving! <BR> <BR> #1 Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 Track your food daily <BR> #3 Keep calories at or under 1400 per day <BR> #4 Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day <BR> #5 Exercise at least 30 minutes this week. <BR> #6 Increase exercise to one hour this week. <BR> #7 Avoid eating 2 hour... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 14:58:44 EST SparkStreak Weekly Challenge! 8-31-09 thru 9-6-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x28092183 This weeks challenge is... #7 Avoid eating after 8:00 p.m. Also continue the Spark Streaks 1 through 6. Come on team let's get moving! <BR> <BR> #1 Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 Track your food daily <BR> #3 Keep calories at or under 1400 per day <BR> #4 Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day <BR> #5 Exercise at least 30 minutes this week. <BR> #6 Increase exercise to one hour this week. <BR> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:26:45 EST SparkStreak #6 Lose 2 lbs! 8-24-09 thru 8-30-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x27905961 This weeks challenge is...#6 Increase exercise to one hour this week. Also continue the Spark Streaks 1 through 5. Come on team let's get moving! <BR> <BR> #1 Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 Track your food daily <BR> #3 Keep calories at or under 1400 per day <BR> #4 Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day <BR> #5 Exercise at least 30 minutes this week. <BR> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 22:16:09 EST SparkStreak #5 Lose 2 pounds! 8-10-09 thru 8-17-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x27616941 #1 Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 Track your food daily <BR> #3 Keep calories at or under 1400 per day <BR> #4 Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day <BR> NEW! #5 Exercise at least 30 minutes this week. Mon, 10 Aug 2009 21:06:40 EST Team Newbie Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x27473329 Hi All. My name is Liz. I'm a 40 something wife, mother and grandmother. To make a long story short, in 2006, I was able to lose 70 of my 110 pound goal with SparkPeople. Got sick. Had to take steroids. Couldn't walk much anymore. Resumed bad eating habits. Gained it all back. Now, I'm back. <BR> <BR> While searching through SparkTeams, I found this one. Since my personal goal is to lose 2 pounds a week, I figured this HAS to be the perfect Team for me. So here I am. <BR> Tue, 4 Aug 2009 13:12:01 EST how do i get on a team and post as a newcomer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x27449219 I's like to join the 2 lbs/week group. I cannot figure out how to post to the forum or what I am supposed to do. BUT, I am motivated to get weight off as quickly as healthy: I'm arthritic, have indications of heart trouble in future, and have type 2 diabetes. about time I got with it and get the extra 100pounds off. I recently lost 22 with a lot of motivation to do so. What really got me was a swollen foot when I woke up one morning 2 months ago. Then, I realized how very unhealthy I a... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 14:48:07 EST SparkStreak #4 Lose 2 pounds! 8-3-09 thru 8-10-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x27431099 Here we go with week #4 <BR> <BR> The new challenge for the week is to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day....... <BR> <BR> We also must continue to stay at or under 1400 calories per day.......... <BR> <BR> drink 8 glasses of water a day............. <BR> <BR> Track our food in the Food Tracker or another way...... <BR> <BR> Remember every week we add a new healthy habit that we continue with throughout our weight loss adventure. <BR> <BR> Post here and let us know how your w... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 21:30:00 EST SparkStreak #3 Lose 2 pounds! 7-27-09 thru 8-3-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x27269470 The Healthy SparkStreak Habit #3 is.......Keep your calorie intake at 1400 calories per day. <BR> <BR> I know that sounds low to some of you but it will be worth it in the end. <BR> <BR> Don't' forget to continue with #1 - 8 cups or more of water daily and #2 track your food intake with SparkPeoples Food Tracker or by writing it down yourself. <BR> <BR> If we do these three things we will surely see the scale drop. Check in here daily to post your status whether good or bad! You can also c... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 20:59:25 EST Glad I joined this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x27140602 I'm not new to SP and I have been struggling to lose weight. I do well for a while then my back gives me the blues and I become discouraged. I have recently found some other exercises to do to help with my cardio. <BR> <BR> I have been at the same weight for 4.5 months and I'm ready to push past this roadblock!! After reading different posts here, I knew that this team is what I need to help me succeed. I am looking forward to getting to know you and being an active member! <em>213</em> Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:36:45 EST SparkStreak #2 Lose 2 pounds! 7-20-09 thru 7-27-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x27103340 OK, Last week I hope was a success for everyone. I know it was for me. <BR> <BR> The SparkStreak for this week is to track your food daily on the food tracker in Spark People. If we are aware of what we eat and how many calories we consume we can better control our weight. <BR> <BR> You are also required to continue drinking 8 cups of water a day every day. <BR> <BR> <BR> This week we will continue with this healthy habit and add another one to our daily lives next week. We should see a d... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 14:32:01 EST Ask for and give SUPPORT Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x27038592 We all need that extra support now and again. This is the place to ask for it and give it! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:05:26 EST SparkStreak #1 Lose 2 pounds! 7-13-09 thru 7-19-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x26939294 <em>91</em> <BR> Let the STREAK begin! <BR> <BR> This weeks Streak is to drink 8 cups (8oz or more) of water every day! <BR> <BR> No exceptions; soda, coffee,juice, etc don't count. Water! It is a proven fact that water makes us feel full, flushes out Bad toxins in our bodies, is a natural diuretic, and our bodies need it since that is what we are mostly composed of. <BR> <BR> Next week we will continue with this healthy habit and add another one to our daily lives. We should see a diff... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 09:35:48 EST Lose 2 pounds this week? Starting 7-13-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x26872103 When I was on this team a year ago (I can't believe it has been a year) we used to do a challenge each week. The challenge involved adding a healthy habit each week as we progressed through our weight loss experience. For example, the first week might be drink eight glasses of water. The second week would be drink eight glasses of water and log your food tracker daily. It would continue from here until our whole day was healthy. Is anyone interested in giving it a try? I actually had lost 36 ... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 01:07:06 EST Email updates... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x26677182 How do I sign up for emails other than the newlsetter update and stuff like that from this team? I joined when I signed up for spark and don’t know where the link is to do that. <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 13:16:27 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x26677155 I'm new and excited to be here. Just lost five official pounds today. Woohoo! <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 13:15:28 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x26074883 Hi..I am so excited to start this...I am 32 years old and I have 3 kids. Married 12 years. I have about 60 lbs to lose and my target date is Jan. 1st, 2010. I know I can do it with the support and encouragement from this site... <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 18:11:16 EST June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x26017311 I just signed up for the 210 minutes of walking or exercise each week. Anyone care to join me for a challenge??? <em>185</em> Tue, 2 Jun 2009 18:24:14 EST Challenge for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x25986813 I have just joined our groups fitness challenge of 210 minutes of walking or exercise per week. I would love to see if there are others out there that would like to try this for the month of June!!! Good Luck...together we can do it! Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:48:16 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x25602916 I am new to the team and I am excited about getting started to a healthier me. I am overly excited by the thought of losing 2lbs per week; to see that happen will be awesome not to mention the benefits to gain. I look forward to communicating with all the team members and reaching that ultimate goal. <BR> Julynn <BR> <em>15</em> Sun, 17 May 2009 13:03:45 EST "HELLO" FIRST TIME HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x25249550 Hi <BR> well I hope this time around I get the weight off and keep it off...lost 25 pounds year and half ago with med.weight.loss.clinic only to gain 30 back and out of $800.00 could go back but dont have the money and cant live on the little food packs for the rest of my life...tried to be happy with the extra weight guess what? am not happy so it has to come off! yo-yo deiting has been my life for way to long! hope to find support and share few laughs and tears along the way! thanks for rea... Mon, 4 May 2009 00:34:10 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x25111304 Hi, my name is May and I'm new to the group. I am looking forward to being a part of it and hoping to receive and give help if I can while working to achieve my goals. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:45:27 EST New & I have a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x25040382 Hi I have a question, couldn't tell from looking at the threads. When do you do weigh ins? Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:02:23 EST Losing 2 pounds Interesti ng...Ouch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x24918242 A friend sent me a link to weightloss with the MayoClinic. One thing they said, we need to burn 500-1000 calories more than we consume a day to lose 1-2 pounds a week. Ouch ouch ouch. I have been striving for 500+ burn ouch ouch. this week I was challenge to go for 750+ and so far so good, but I am exhausted. I rode for 30 miles today on bike. My butt hurts. I burned 1176 in calories...ouch ouch...no doubt feeling the burn. Tue, 21 Apr 2009 22:50:58 EST Any tips on staying motivated through the week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x24766905 I did well through Lent(40 days w/o cakes,cookies and pies)and now I don't even want those items but I'm having a hard time staying focus my goal is to lose the 2lbs. a week but I'm at a plateau,do any one have any suggestions on how to stay motivated. <em>46</em> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:05:11 EST Training Your Brain To LOSE WEIGHT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x24704592 The most difficult part of dieting to lose weight is staying determined. Often we start a diet full of energy at the hope of losing weight but that energy and determination quickly dies down and flat lines. <BR> <BR> Staying determined when trying to lose weight on a diet requires 2 things. The right diet plan that will produce results and of course a way of staying determined. Luckily this will show you an excellent method that I've used to stay focused and determined. <BR> <BR> I've devel... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:31:14 EST April Showers of Happiness Challenge - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x24674942 1) DRINK LOTS OF WATER! (flush system) <BR> 2) BURN 250-500 Calories each day! (bye bye fat) <BR> 3) EAT in RANGE (Light and healthy) <BR> 4) 3 Strength Exercises this week added on to our burn! <BR> <BR> Hope to see you all in this week's challenge! <BR> Maybe we all be down 1 pound or more by Sunday! Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:54:24 EST April showers of happiness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x24607933 Eat in your calorie range <BR> Push yourself to burn some calories <BR> Drink your water <BR> Huddle at least once a week <BR> <BR> See if you can walk 100 miles this month! <BR> Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:29:17 EST April challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x24533691 Looks like noone has been posting on the exercise end of this challenge in several days. I have been out of the exercise loop for a few weeks, but am back on track now. <BR> <BR> 4/6 2 miles <BR> 4/7 3 miles <BR> <BR> Come and join me!! Tue, 7 Apr 2009 23:18:13 EST Second time around http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x24244487 Ashley here. I've been on spark people since last August. All that I have done is go up and down and end up 5 pounds less than I started. I've decided that I am going to start over again and really lose the weight this time. My problem is that I can't seem to stay motivated. Any ideas? <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:51:05 EST Acai Berry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x24153736 Well the acai berry along with the Cleansing pill seems to be working well for me. It took about 3 weeks for my system to start to react to it but after that I started losing 2 and 3 pounds a week along with my sparkpeople meal plan. If I started exercising (eventually I will) I would lose more, I just wouldn't order it online. Thu, 26 Mar 2009 14:39:32 EST Neebie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x24078312 I am new here. Please help me get started. Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:49:46 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x23815520 Post your weekly weigh-in here Sun, 15 Mar 2009 13:31:26 EST March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x23702594 Challenge yourselves, make a streak in fitness. <BR> Eat Healthy within your ranges <BR> Drink your water Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:30:36 EST Lose 2 pounds a week for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x23681104 Post at this link your successes for each week during the month of March. We all are motivated when we hear success stories of others. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:41:33 EST Lose 2lbs this week 3/8/09-3-14/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x23610513 This week I'm trying to drink 8 glasses of water a day and walk at least 15-20mins a day. Starting weight 192.5 <BR> Good luck! <em>249</em> Sun, 8 Mar 2009 20:20:22 EST A quote to share with ya all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x23424894 If you hang your swimsuit <BR> On the refrigerator door, <BR> The goodies inside <BR> Will be easier to ignore. <BR> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 23:19:32 EST Motivational Story....Must Read....104 Years Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x23337536 Last Monday, I went to morning water aerobics. It was filled with a lot of senior citizens. Yep, that is right, a pool of senior citizens. I was pretty amazed. The workout was really good. I was introduced to a woman. She was in a walker, she was blind, AND she was 104 years old! Not only was she 104 years old, she was in the pool working out! She did pretty awesome job keeping up. Wow, that was amazing. When I was in the pool, doing the workout, the one thing that ran through my m... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 11:25:30 EST Walking in MBT Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x23045815 <link>www.walkerswarehouse.com/mbt-shoes-v<BR>ideo/mbt-shoes.asp </link> <BR> <BR> They are having a sale for slightly cheaper then what I got mine online. Check it out! <BR> <BR> They have a video on it too! I got black to go with everything. Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:02:23 EST Starvation Mode http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x22942912 I am kind of worried that I may have started off on the wrong foot with my program. I was following a plan on a different site that recommended I eat a 1,200/day diet plan. The past couple of days I didn't even make that number but, I wasn't hungry and couldn't see eating if I wasn't hungry. I don't want to gain any weight back if I change my caloric intake to what Spark suggested. I want to lose the proper amount of weight that is recommended and now worried that I may have messed up already... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:34:38 EST Getting back into shape... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x22939096 Hi, I am newbie when it comes to joining a team. I have been away from sparkspeople.com for about three years. I am married and have one son. I have been big my whole life and needs a change. I hope to gain knowledge and also acquire some friends in this teams. If you want a more personal information about me, please go my page. Sun, 15 Feb 2009 21:09:39 EST Wii Fit Users??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x22914254 Are there any wii Fit Users on this team? Sat, 14 Feb 2009 22:51:53 EST New to the team, and get back on track with SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x22732229 Hello everyone! <BR> I am new to this team and wanting to get back using SP more consistently again. I have 4 children that I homeschool and my wonderful hubby is a general surgery resident in the Air Force. We stay just a 'tad' busy. I love exercising - I can fit it in about 6 days a week. That is not my problem area. The problem area is eating. I love food and during the day, my mind just seems to forget all the things I was wanting to work on for that day (I'm making signs to put aro... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 09:45:12 EST Lose 2 pounds a week 2/2/09 - 2/8/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x22565602 This week how about walking at least 3000 steps a day and drinking 8 - 8 oz glasses of water. <BR> <BR> This will help you to your goal of 2 pounds this week. Tue, 3 Feb 2009 22:29:28 EST Mini Challenge 1/26/09-2/1/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x22418441 Drink 8 glasses of water each day and lose 2 pounds this week. <BR> <BR> Are you up to the challege?? Lets all be losers this week (in a good way!!!) Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:39:03 EST January 26th-February 2, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x22283738 Hope no one minds me starting a new week... I am just trying to pull out all stops to get this weight off!! <BR> <BR> Let's continue with our water everyday, and remember to take your vitamins!! Come back and tell us how you did on MOnday February 2! Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:14:48 EST I can do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x22207708 Hi! I joined the Sparkstreak team because I wanted a challenge. I believe with a little support from my team I can stay motivated and lose the weight I need to lose...about 40 pounds. I joined the local YMCA, and I've been going about 5 days a week. I love the Sparkpeople nutrition pages, as they keep me accountable...as long as I use them, and don't cheat. Sat, 24 Jan 2009 12:11:36 EST Over 250 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x22138786 Anyone else on this team over 250 lbs? Or had a starting weight that high? <BR> <BR> Just curious.... <BR> I'm at 297 and seriously scared silly! You would think THAT would motivate me to lose and lose fast, but instead I think when I start my new "healthy lifestyle" I'll no longer get to (over)indulge in all the goodies out there--so I dive right in. YIKES! <BR> I <BR> <BR> I'm really looking for a buddy to help me through, I guess! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:06:15 EST Weight Loss Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x22023815 Think it's Too Hard to be Healthy? Think Again! <BR> <BR> If you've been fretting that it's just too difficult to be health conscious, these tips are sure to change your mind. With a simple attitude adjustment and the application of even a few of these tips, you'll be on a more healthy path in no time. <BR> <BR> 1. Clear out your kitchen cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator of all unhealthy snacks. Forget how much they cost. Just toss them. It's a lot less expensive to toss unhealthy snacks, ... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 08:20:27 EST Lose 2 pounds this week 1/18/09-1/25/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x22003417 Good luck to all!! <BR> <BR> This week make sure to drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water a day. This helps you to flush the fat from your diet. <BR> <BR> I am beginning at 205 and hope to be at 203 or below at the end of the week. Sun, 18 Jan 2009 16:10:09 EST New to group and site. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x21999468 Hi there, I'm Amanda I'm 20 and new to the team and site. I'm a SAHM to a 3yr old little boy. He's just impossible to keep up with. I want to lose 75lbs which is what I gained during my pregnancy. I've tried some diet and exercise plans but I always get discouraged or feel really deprived and quit. I'm ready to buckle down and start loosing weight. I'm hoping keeping track of it all on spark and all the groups will help keep me going. Sun, 18 Jan 2009 14:05:27 EST Acai Berry??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x21952999 Has anyone tried the newest trend of Acai Berry? <BR> <BR> Some friends of mine said that they have had pretty good luck. But neither of these women needed to lose weight. Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:50:50 EST New to the website and group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x21721378 Hi. My name is LaDonna and I am new to this website and group. Over the last few years I have gained about 50 pounds and am finally taking the steps to lose it. Hopefully half by April 17th so I can go see my best friend in Texas. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 01:11:02 EST Lose 2 pounds again this week 1/11/09-1/17/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x21716814 This week put in at least 15 min a day exercising. This will help you attain your goal of 2 pounds this week. <BR> <BR> My starting weight is 206. What is yours? Sat, 10 Jan 2009 22:17:45 EST New to the team and website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x21416192 hello, my name is brendah. I think this is a very neat and creative way for all to mange their goals. <BR> I am looking forward to great success with your encouragement and sport. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:31:19 EST Lose 2 pounds this week 1/3/09 - 1/10/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x21361069 The holidays have come and gone! <BR> <BR> It is time to put away the goodies and begin again. Today is a new day! <BR> <BR> How are you going to do things this year that will continue your success? <BR> <BR> My beginning weight is 207. I hope to lose 50 pounds or more this year. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 19:35:57 EST New Year's Resolutions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x21360924 My New Year's resolution is to lose 50 or more pounds this year. <BR> <BR> My beginning weight on 1/1/09 is 207. <BR> <BR> What is your resolution? Thu, 1 Jan 2009 19:32:18 EST another new one :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x21253512 hi, i'm new to this team, <BR> <BR> I joined spark people about 9 months ago and due to family issues had to cool it, i also found it hard to get to the computer and enter info on a website as from time to time i have limited internet access so i started logging on an excel spread sheet & added a reference sheet so i had references for calories burned/eaten so this is why my SP log looks very sparse. <BR> <BR> However i'm back to kick it in again, i've gained about 4 or 5lbs since i had to ... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 12:28:00 EST Lose 2 pounds this week 12/21/08 12/28/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x21096120 It sounds like everyone is motivated. I hope to stay the same during the holidays and will crack down after they are done. I am still watching what I eat, but am allowing myself a few items to not feel deprived. <BR> <BR> What is your strategy?? Sun, 21 Dec 2008 14:12:17 EST 2 Pound loss this week 12/14/08 12/20/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x20972955 This is the link to post your 2 week weight loss this week. <BR> <BR> It is a competition between all in this group and yourself. I also challenge you to exercise at least 30 extra minutes this week. <BR> <BR> Good Luck this week! Mon, 15 Dec 2008 21:59:04 EST Lose 2 pounds a week 12/7-12/13/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x20718527 Your challenge for this week is to lose at least 2 pounds this week. It is important we get up some momentum and support for the holidays to avoid backsliding. <BR> <BR> Also, I would like to add another incentive. If you lose your 2 pounds this week, I will give you a spark goodie.....Good luck!!! Fri, 5 Dec 2008 13:44:28 EST Is this group active anymore? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x20600017 No one has posted or anything in this group since the 19th. What's going on? Do we have a team leader? Who wants to start the challenges back up? Mon, 1 Dec 2008 10:10:44 EST Hello all ,new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x20590910 I would love to lose 2 lbs aweek, if not more ) tell me,how do any of you all lose 2 lbs aweek.Help me out here PLEASE... Sun, 30 Nov 2008 22:16:12 EST Nov. 30 - Dec 8 LOSE 2 pounds and ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x20576314 OK The goal is to lose 2 pounds (after Thanksgiving). <BR> <BR> What will be your reward? <BR> <BR> I'm planning on a really nice long hot bath and a facial. Sun, 30 Nov 2008 09:21:36 EST I Need Some Serious Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x20338670 Hello All, <BR> I'm a 44 year old mother of 4 year old twin girls and I'm just not able to get away with saying "I just had twins!" any longer as an excuse for my weight gain! I know how to eat right and exercise, but I need motivation to keep me going because I keep falling off the wagon! Looking forward to being an active member on this team. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 15:07:39 EST Recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x20317817 I don't typically post these types of items. But I think many of you may have these in your freezer. <BR> <BR> Lean Cuisine Chicken meals and Hot Pocket Chicken <BR> <BR> Check out this link to find out if you have the recalled items: <BR> <BR> http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/2<BR>0081118/lean-cuisine-chicken-meals-rec<BR>alled?ecd=wnl_nal_111808 <BR> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:01:01 EST I'm a newbie!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x20227962 Hello hello, My name is Aimee. I was browsing the groups and found this one. I'm very serious about my weightloss and would love to lose 2 pounds a week. thanks!!! Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:49:46 EST It's not your Fault http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5837x22215x20006823 It's not your fault that you lose weight at a different pace than others. Check out this web site to see what dietitians have found to be true about why the speed of one dieter over another varies. It is really interesting. <BR> <BR> http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20081031/<BR>personality-patterns-may-affect-weight<BR>?ecd=wnl_nal_110608 <BR> Fri, 7 Nov 2008 10:16:51 EST Metabolism boosters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x19997569 1) Eat breakfast - breakfast jump starts your metabolism. Not eating breakfast causes your body to store more fat throughout the day. <BR> <BR> 2) Eat little and often - two reasons why meal frequency affects your metabolism: thyroid hormone level drops within hours of eating, and metabolism then slows down; the thermogenic effect of eating several small meals is higher than eating two or three large ones. <BR> <BR> 3) Chill out and drink ice cold beverages - Drinking 8 glasses of ice col... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 20:32:57 EST LOSE 2 LBS THIS WEEK 11/2-11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x19938264 This is the spot to mark your progress for this week.... <BR> <BR> <BR> I am starting at 208 and hope to get to 206 or lower this week. No excuses!!! What about you? Tue, 4 Nov 2008 20:49:52 EST Thumbs up to a GOOD Daily Vitamin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x19829324 I quickly fell out of the habit of taking my daily vitamins after my c-section in June. But since I started again (thanks to the little 'push' from this team) I have felt less hungry and more alert. The brand of vitamins I found have been wonderful and absorb into the system much more quickly than what I was using before. <BR> <BR> The other day I took one of the old brand and I could feel it just sitting in my gut. It was awful! I am not even going to take those any more. It's not wor... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 22:58:53 EST LOSE 2 POUNDS THIS WEEK 10-21 THRU 10-28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x19628253 Here is the spot to mark your progress. I am rooting for you to lose at least 2 pounds this week. Let me know............... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:52:57 EST LOSE 2 POUNDS THIS WEEK. 10-13 THRU 10-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x19261623 Let's go team! We need to step it up and post more on these challenges. We also need to motivate each other to keep going. If we could do it by ourselves we wouldn't be here! I'm just as guilty about not posting everyday but that is my new goal so lets get to it :) <BR> <BR> Here are the SparkStreaks for the week. You may choose to do them all or some of them. Copy and paste the ones you want into each of your posts then track how you've done on each of these SparkStreaks daily. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 12 Oct 2008 09:19:23 EST Sparkin again, having a hard time even losing 1 lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x19137813 I'm trying to add as many motivational teams as I can so that I can look at everyone's cheer each day or when I can. I lost 90 lbs. over the course of 5 years, slow process but I did it, then over the course of 2 yrs., I gained 30 of it back. It's driving me nuts, because I've finally gotten healthy enough to get back on track again from a back injury except for running and for some reason, I'm having a hard time just losing 1 lb. a week. I hate the scale and I hate when my jeans fit me ti... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 15:13:17 EST Lose 1 pound this week! 10-6 thru 10-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x19073845 Let's try a one pound loss this week for all of us. It is a small maneageable goal that will allow all of us to be successful together. <BR> <BR> Here are the SparkStreaks for the week. You may choose to do them all or some of them. Copy and paste the ones you want into each of your posts then track how you've done on each of these SparkStreaks daily. <BR> <BR> These are the healthy habits that we all must master in order to lose weight and keep it off. If we can make them a habit we will ... Sun, 5 Oct 2008 15:35:50 EST new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x18996735 Hi, all. <BR> Mom to four...returning to SparkPeople after an absence of six months. <BR> <BR> Have kept off twenty two pounds, but still have a long way to go! <BR> <BR> : ) <BR> Margaret Thu, 2 Oct 2008 11:20:57 EST Lose 2 pounds 9-22 thru 9-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x18681828 Here are the SparkStreaks for the week. You may choose to do them all or some of them. Copy and paste the ones you want into each of your posts then track how you've done on each of these SparkStreaks daily. <BR> <BR> These are the healthy habits that we all must master in order to lose weight and keep it off. If we can make them a habit we will be successful. <BR> <BR> Starting weight.... <BR> Ending weight...... <BR> <BR> **Did you keep calories at 1500 or under? <BR> **Did you drink... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:54:52 EST Hi, I'm back again to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x18534424 Hi...been away too long. Same 60 pounds to lose. Ugh! A recent trip to the doctor revealed high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am 50 years old...I want to be around for another 50! Wish me luck, I'll need it! <em>213</em> Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:21:20 EST Great Ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5837x22215x18506888 What are some great ideas for keeping our members and ourselves motivated? How can we get the scale dropping again? What about some silly fun things just to lighten the stress? Mon, 15 Sep 2008 19:14:18 EST Leaders that motivate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5837x22215x18506837 Calling all leaders! Let's get out there and post goodies and comments on some of our team mates SparkPages to let them know we are rooting for them. We need to read each others pages and get to know each other more. Are you with me? Let's try to post on a members page at least once or twice a week. Mon, 15 Sep 2008 19:12:33 EST Lose 2 pounds 9-15 thru 9-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x18506506 Here are the SparkStreaks for the week. You may choose to do them all or some of them. Copy and paste the ones you want into each of your posts then track how you've done on each of these SparkStreaks daily. <BR> <BR> These are the healthy habits that we all must master in order to lose weight and keep it off. If we can make them a habit we will be successful. <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting weight.... <BR> Ending weight...... <BR> <BR> **Did you keep calories at 1500 or under?..... <BR> **D... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 18:59:02 EST Lose 2 pounds this week 9-8 to 9-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x18352611 Starting weight.... <BR> Ending weight...... <BR> <BR> **How many lbs lost so far this week?.... <BR> **Did you keep calories at 1500 or under?..... <BR> **Did you drink 8 or more glasses of water?.... <BR> **Did you eat 5 Fruits/Veggies?.... <BR> **Did you excercise 30 min. 3 x's this week?.. <BR> **Did you check in here once a day?.... <BR> **Did you take a multi-vitamin?.... <BR> **Did you use your food tracker today?... Tue, 9 Sep 2008 21:52:56 EST Motivational Tool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x18352205 Post the motivational tool that helps you most.......... Tue, 9 Sep 2008 21:40:20 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x18336256 <em>213</em> hi <BR> my name is carol im 45 & <BR> im new here. my goal is to lose 50 pounds. so I can be fit by the time im 50& I want to get back into my skinny jeans.at 5 years ago my wt was 140 &now its 202 pounds. I know how to lose weight. its keeping my wt loss off is my proublem.I will get my fit body back by eating small portions ,drinking water,walking,staying postive. <BR> <BR> <em>146</em> <BR> carol Tue, 9 Sep 2008 11:16:32 EST New to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22215x18307384 Hi, <BR> My name is Lovenia and I live in Richmond,TX. I am hoping this group will give me the knowledge and motivation to lose 2lbs a week the healthy way. Looking forward to conversating with you all! Mon, 8 Sep 2008 11:54:58 EST Your plan for plateaus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x18102359 Post your plans for plateaus you may encounter. Get ideas from other members, too. What has helped you lose after you plateau? Sun, 31 Aug 2008 13:29:17 EST Lose 2 pounds this week. 9-1-08 thru 9-8-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x18100443 Here is where you can post your daily progress. We add one new challenge to work on each week. <BR> <BR> **Starting weight for the week.... <BR> **How many lbs lost so far this week?.... <BR> **Did you keep calories at 1500 or under?..... <BR> **Did you drink 8 or more glasses of water?.... <BR> **Did you eat 5 Fruits/Veggies?.... <BR> **Did you excercise 30 min. 3 x's this week?.... <BR> **Did you check in here once a day?..... <BR> <BR> New SparkStreak for the week: <BR> **Did you take... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 11:33:30 EST Lose 2 pounds this week 8-25-08 through 9-1-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x17954593 Here is where you can post your daily progress. We add one new challenge to work on each week. Let's try keeping calories under 1400 (or whatever calories range you need to set for yourself) <BR> <BR> **Starting weight for the week/lbs lost so far: 213 <BR> **Drink 8 or more glasses of water: working on it <BR> **5 Fruits/Veggies: working on it <BR> **Calories under 1400 daily: so far <BR> **30 minutes of excercise: no <BR> **Check in here once a day: Done Mon, 25 Aug 2008 14:52:55 EST Walk across America challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x17945504 All of us walkers unite!! Let's walk across America as a team! Check out walkacrossamerica.org and post your mileage here. Help come up with a place to start and finish. Let's hit everyone's state. Get moving!! Mon, 25 Aug 2008 09:55:48 EST Lose 2 pounds this week 8-18 through 8-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x17761324 Here is where you can post your daily progress. We add one new challenge to work on each week. Let's try adding 30 minutes of exercise this week! <BR> <BR> **Starting weight for the week/lbs lost so far: 213 <BR> **Drink 8 or more glasses of water: working on it <BR> **5 Fruits/Veggies: working on it <BR> **30 minutes of excercise: no <BR> **Check in here once a day: Done Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:10:22 EST What new sport have you tried this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x17585848 This weeks challenge is to try a new sport. We would love it if you would share your story of the experience. Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:57:11 EST Lose 2lbs this week 8-11-08 thru 8-18-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x17582908 I didn't see a mini-challenge posted yet for the week, so here it is if anyone would like to join me: <BR> <BR> **Starting weight for the week: 214 <BR> **Drink 8 or more glasses of water:I'm at 6 right now <BR> **Check in here once a day: here I am :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:56:13 EST Challenge:Leave a comment on a member's Sparkpage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x17465109 I am missing our other members here!!I challenge you to leave a comment a day per Team Spark member. Spread the Spark!! Thu, 7 Aug 2008 14:27:10 EST Co-Team leaders! Any Takers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x17410021 I'm looking for someone to help keep the team going and our members motivated. If you are interested let me know. I can add a bunch of people. I'd like to add as many as possible. You would not be responsible for more than making a few posts and keeping the challenges posted by Sunday night. I need help in that area :) Tue, 5 Aug 2008 22:11:40 EST Lose 2 pounds this week 8-4-08 thru 8-11-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x17409758 Main Challenge- Try to do all of the mini SparkStreak challenges this week without missing any :) <BR> <BR> *lose 2+ pounds this week <BR> *eat 5 servings of fruits and/or vegetables a day <BR> *drink 8 or more glasses of water a day <BR> *record weigh and measure all foods <BR> *Limit your carbs to good carbs 150 grams or less <BR> *Calories under 1400 daily <BR> *Post on this thread to report your progress daily. Starting on Wed. <BR> *walk or other exercise at least 210 minutes per ... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 22:03:10 EST Weight Loss Tips/Advice! What works what doesn't? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x17132921 This is part of our new challenge for the week of 7-28-08 thru 8-4-08 but I'd like it to also be a topic for us to revisit on occasion. Every now and then we actually stumble across something that is working to help us drop pounds when that happens we need to share it with our Sparkstreak members. <BR> <BR> For example; Does cutting carbs help you lose weight? Is it unhealthy or a healthier lifestyle? Does drinking juice all day really detoxify you and help you to lose? Does eating a cup of... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 12:12:45 EST Lose 2 pounds this week 7/28 thru 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x17132551 Main Challenge- Share a weight loss tip with your SparkStreaks post at least once this week. :) <BR> <BR> *lose 2+ pounds this week <BR> *eat 5 servings of fruits and/or vegetables a day <BR> *drink 8 or more glasses of water a day <BR> *record weigh and measure all foods <BR> *Limit your carbs to good carbs 150 grams or less <BR> *Calories under 1400 daily <BR> *Post on this thread to report your progress daily. <BR> *walk or other exercise at least 210 minutes per week <BR> *streng... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 12:02:53 EST How much weight have you lost ? How does it feel? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x16893114 I've lost 30 pounds so far. I feel a lot better than I did. I actually can fit into some summer clothes that I could not squeeze into last year. I can walk faster and climb stairs without being totally out of breath. Don't get me wrong, I'm still out of breath because I have 70 more pounds to go but it is not as bad as it was before. Thank GOD!. <BR> <BR> I've had a set back for the last month and a half because of my father's death but I'm ready to focus on my weight loss again so here I g... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 08:28:58 EST Challenge for the week of 7-21-08 thru 7-28-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x16892914 Main Challenge for the week. Avoid alcohol this week. Alcohol is high in calories and increases your urge to eat. Most of us don't need help with that urge :) <BR> <BR> (Try to do as many of them as possible. You can add one each week until you can manage them all. Copy and paste this list into your post each day. Next to it specify how you did with each item. You could use yes or no or be more detailed with your progress for each item. It is your choice.) <BR> <BR> *lose 2+ pounds this we... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 08:22:39 EST Challenge for the week of 7-14-08 thru 7-21-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x16672828 Main Challenge for the week. No caffeine! Caffeine is linked to weight gain. It is said to increase your urge to eat. <BR> <BR> (Try to do as many of them as possible. You can add one each week until you can manage them all. Copy and paste this list into your post each day. Next to it specify how you did with each item. You could use yes or no or be more detailed with your progress for each item. It is your choice.) <BR> <BR> *lose 2+ pounds this week <BR> *eat 5 fruits and/or vegetables... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 23:09:32 EST Lose 2 pounds this week! 7-14-08 thru 7-21-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x16672613 Main Challenge for the week. No caffeine! Caffeine is linked to weight gain. It is said to increase your urge to eat. <BR> <BR> (Try to do as many of them as possible. You can add one each week until you can manage them all) <BR> <BR> *lose 2+ pounds this week <BR> *eat 5 fruits and/or vegetables a day <BR> *drink 8 or more glasses of water a day <BR> *record weigh and measure all foods <BR> *Limit your carbs to good carbs 150 grams or less <BR> *Calories under 1400 daily <BR> *Post ... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 23:00:43 EST Lose 2 pounds this week: 7-7-08 thru 7-14-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x16452524 This weeks challenge! <BR> <BR> (Try to do as many of them as possible. You can add one each week until you can manage them all) <BR> <BR> Main Challenge for the week. Eat three meals and two snacks per day to keep your metabolism up. No Compromise!) <BR> <BR> *lose 2+ pounds this week <BR> *eat 5 fruits and/or vegetables a day <BR> *drink 8 or more glasses of water a day <BR> *record weigh and measure all foods <BR> *Limit your carbs to good carbs 150 grams or less <BR> *Calories ... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 18:51:53 EST Lose 2 pounds this week: 6-30-08 thru 7-7-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x16194365 I apologize for not posting last weeks challenge. My father passed away on the 17th and I have been helping my mother with funeral arrangements. <BR> <BR> Next weeks challenge beginning on Monday or now if you want to get a head start. (Try to do as many of them as possible. You can add one each week until you can manage them all) <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the list below into your post. use it to mark off your progress for the week. i.e. *lose 2+ pounds this week - 1.2 pounds so far <BR> ... Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:58:49 EST Is there a challenge for this week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x16184485 I just wanted to make sure that I wasnt missing where the challenges are being posted..Is there a challenge for this week? Thanks!!! Thu, 26 Jun 2008 23:21:19 EST Lose 2 pounds this week: 6-09-08 thru 6-16-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x15663978 I apologize for not having this posted sooner! I was away helping my mother with my ill father. I had no Internet connection and could not post for over a week. <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge! (Try to do as many of them as possible. You can add one each week until you can manage them all) <BR> <BR> *Take a multi-vitamin daily MAIN CHALLENGE for the week! No Compromise!) <BR> <BR> *lose 2+ pounds this week <BR> *eat 5 fruits and/or vegetables a day <BR> *drink 8 or more glasses of wate... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 20:59:12 EST Lose 2 pounds this week! 6-9-08 thru 6-16-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x15663860 I goofed and posted this in the wrong place again. Please Go to the challenge forum for the post. :) Mon, 9 Jun 2008 20:55:08 EST General Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x15484119 so, I figured that since we didn't really have a place to just chat about stuff in general, it'd be nice to have one! <BR> <BR> How's everyone's day going? <BR> <BR> Mine's pretty darn good! I did over an hour of cardio and i feel great!!! Tue, 3 Jun 2008 12:26:44 EST Lose 2 pounds this week! 6-2-08 thru 6-9-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x15442485 I apologize for not having this posted sooner! I have a BOOHOO from this weekend that I will share later. <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge! (Try to do as many of them as possible. You can add one each week until you can manage them all) <BR> <BR> *eat 5 fruits and/or vegetables a day MAIN CHALLENGE for the week! No Compromise!) <BR> <BR> *drink 8 or more glasses of water a day ( <BR> *lose 2+ pounds this week <BR> *record weigh and measure all foods <BR> *Take a multi-vitamin daily <BR>... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 10:00:07 EST Share a WOOHOO or BOOHOO and get hugs in return! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x15390267 Share a WOOHOO or BOOHOO and get hugs in return! <BR> <BR> Our wonderful team member Losingkat suggested this as a topic. It is important for us to share our successes and defeats throughout the week. If you are doing well by losing weight, reaching a milestone, making a healthy choice, finally exercising or other wonderful healthy change you need to tell us so we can all celebrate together. <BR> <BR> If you are bummed, depressed, frustrated, not feeling well, just need someone to vent to t... Sat, 31 May 2008 11:51:22 EST Got a (?) or concern? Need an answer? Get it here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x15344297 If you have a question or concern about anything, diet related, exercise related, stress related, work related, family related or other feel free to ask it here. <BR> <BR> Sometimes we just need to ask for advice or get clarification on a topic. This is the place to do it :) Thu, 29 May 2008 19:44:13 EST Read any Great Weight Loss Articles? Share here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x15310607 Sharing is Achieving! <BR> <BR> Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=501 </link> Wed, 28 May 2008 18:45:58 EST Weight Loss Can Be A Team Effort! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x15310542 Weight Loss Can Be A Team Effort! SparkPeople Article <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=154 </link> <BR> <BR> Weight loss is a team effort. That's why we are here. Take a moment to read this article. I think it will help you to understand the importance of posting and collaborating with others that are in the same boat. Wed, 28 May 2008 18:43:31 EST Low Net Carb foods that satisfy hunger. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5837x22215x15309949 Lo-Carb Tortillas 5 Net grams each (Tam-x-icos is the brand I use) <BR> <BR> I eat these in place of bread. I use them for breakfast wraps in the morning. I add scrambled eggs, turkey bacon and cheese then wrap it up for a great meal. <BR> <BR> This is for those of you that are watching carbs. Some of us just can't even look at a carb without gaining. SparkPeople recommends staying under 150 carbs a day on an average diet of 1400 calories per day. If carbs are not burned by the body they t... Wed, 28 May 2008 18:21:39 EST Non-diet friendly foods to avoid at all costs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5837x22215x15309744 Baja Fresh Taco Salad: <BR> This healthy looking salad contains almost 1000 calories. I thought I was eating healthy until I looked up the nutritional information. This is almost the entire calorie amount that I can have for the entire day. Wed, 28 May 2008 18:14:22 EST Start Tracking your SparkStre aksToday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x15309292 You can track all of your Healthy Habits on SparkStreaks. See below for more information. <BR> <BR> SparkGuys BLOG about SparkStreaks! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUY_SPTEAM </link> <BR> <BR> Streaks (doing something every day or week or month) are a great way to stay motivated and to reach some amazing goals! You can start a SparkStreak on any of your goals and can share them with other members on your SparkPage. <BR> <BR> SparkStreaks Page <link>w... Wed, 28 May 2008 17:58:04 EST Share A Great Weight Loss Recipe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5837x22215x15309103 Red and Green Salad - Cucumber: <BR> <BR> 4 cucumbers <BR> 1/2 red onion <BR> 1 red pepper <BR> 1 green pepper (optional) <BR> 4 Sweet n- Low <BR> 2tsp salt <BR> 1/2c Light Mayo <BR> 1/2 c Sour Cream <BR> 1/4c Half and Half or 4 sm. containers <BR> <BR> Makes 8- 1c servings. 160 cal and 6 net carbs <BR> Slice cucumbers 1/8" thick <BR> Slice onion thin <BR> Slice red and green peppers into thin strips <BR> Put in Big Bowl <BR> Mix Mayo, salt, Half and Half, Sour cream and Sweet -n- Low. Pou... Wed, 28 May 2008 17:51:13 EST Share A Great Diet Food Product.! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5837x22215x15308916 Cocoa Roast Almonds: <BR> <BR> These are made by EMERALD and taste great. They are coated with dark chocolate so it takes care of those chocolate cravings. 1/4 cup has 150 calories and only 3 net carbs. Nuts help to fill you up quickly and for a longer period of time. They are also a great source of protein. Wed, 28 May 2008 17:41:39 EST Read First! Mini-Challenge guidelines to follow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x15308641 Each week a new challenge will be posted. We will build on each previous week. All of the SparkStreaks are small healthy habits that are crucial for weight loss success. <BR> <BR> The goal is to follow as many of them as possible during the week. It is important to offer encouragement to other members and ask for support when you need it. Everyone is welcome to share tips, recipes, and stories that are helping them succeed on the weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> Suggestions are welcome. This... Wed, 28 May 2008 17:32:01 EST Lose 2 lbs this week! 5-26-08 thru 6-2-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5831x22215x15308337 Join us to lose 2 pounds this week. Everyone is welcome! We can do it together! <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge! (Try to do as many of them as possible. You can add one each week until you can manage them all) <BR> <BR> *drink 8 or more glasses of water a day (MAIN CHALLENGE for the week! No Compromise!) <BR> <BR> *lose 2+ pounds this week <BR> *eat 5 fruits and/or vegetables a day <BR> *record and weigh all foods <BR> *Take a multi-vitamin daily <BR> *Limit your carbs to good carbs 15... Wed, 28 May 2008 17:21:51 EST Lose 2 pounds 5-26-08 thru 6-2-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22215x15308015 Weekly challenges will be placed under the Mini-Challenge of the Week! Go there and click on this week to see the guidelines to follow. Wed, 28 May 2008 17:08:35 EST